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Fish 09:43 PM 05-21-2012
This is a repository for all cool scientific discussion and fascination. Scientific facts, theories, and overall cool scientific stuff that you'd like to share with others. Stuff that makes you smile and wonder at the amazing shit going on around us, that most people don't notice.

Post pictures, vidoes, stories, or links. Ask questions. Share science.

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Why should I care?:


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loochy 07:48 AM 08-07-2012
Originally Posted by Setsuna:
Is it possible to find or manufacture an Earth like substance that essentially ignores our gravity? We need to get off the surface of this planet and build our civilization higher up. Closer to the sun's rays yes, but we can worry about that later.

WHY?

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penguinz 07:57 AM 08-07-2012
Originally Posted by The Ultimate Warrior:

WHY?
Have you never seen the Jetsons?
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Sofa King 08:42 AM 08-07-2012
I BELIEVE THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR AND HULK HOGAN, WITH THEIR POWERS COMBINED, COULD PICK UP MOUNT EVEREST AND HURL IT INTO THE AIR WHERE IT WOULD STAY STAY FOR GENERATIONS OF LITTLE HULKAMANIACS TO ENJOY, BROTHER!
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Fish 08:46 AM 08-07-2012
Originally Posted by The Ultimate Warrior:
strong force and weak force? aren't those just degrees of force?
Nope.

Strong force is what is responsible for holding the nuclei of atoms together. It's very important on a micro scale. Essentially, it's the glue of the universe holding everything together. It's the strongest of the 4 forces by far. But it only has a very small radius of interaction. Like only on the subatomic level.

Weak force is responsible for radioactive decay. That's what allows stars like the sun to produce energy. It's the force that changes a neutron in an atom to a proton and electron, which causes an energy release. That energy fuels the entire universe.

Ironically, gravity is actually the weakest of all 4 forces. But it has an added advantage in that it interacts across very vast distances. As opposed to the other forces which interact on a much smaller scale. So gravity is very important because all the bodies in the universe are affected by it. It's the force that's most evident.

Anyway, I hope that explains it a little better...
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Setsuna 08:59 AM 08-07-2012
Originally Posted by KC Fish:
Nope.

Strong force is what is responsible for holding the nuclei of atoms together. It's very important on a micro scale. Essentially, it's the glue of the universe holding everything together. It's the strongest of the 4 forces by far. But it only has a very small radius of interaction. Like only on the subatomic level.

Weak force is responsible for radioactive decay. That's what allows stars like the sun to produce energy. It's the force that changes a neutron in an atom to a proton and electron, which causes an energy release. That energy fuels the entire universe.

Ironically, gravity is actually the weakest of all 4 forces. But it has an added advantage in that it interacts across very vast distances. As opposed to the other forces which interact on a much smaller scale. So gravity is very important because all the bodies in the universe are affected by it. It's the force that's most evident.

Anyway, I hope that explains it a little better...
Hmmm so essentially we're boned unless our orbit changes?


Originally Posted by The Ultimate Warrior:

WHY?
Because if it was possible I'd be frantically trying to be the first person to achieve such a thing.
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Fish 09:10 AM 08-07-2012
Originally Posted by Setsuna:
Hmmm so essentially we're boned unless our orbit changes?
What the hell are you talking about bud? Boned why?

If our orbit changes more than it normally does, then we're really boned. We don't want that happening at all. Even a slight change in Earth's gravity would be really bad for all us creatures living here. Our bodies are finely tuned to the exact amount of gravity we're used to here on Earth. If that changes, our bodies won't be able to cope. Our internal organs are accustomed to our gravity, and without it our body starts to break down. Without the exact amount of gravity we're used to, we'd be unable to do all sorts of things. Like farting, burping, shitting, pissing, digestion, etc. All the fluids in your body would start migrating to your upper body, causing dehydration and eventual death. Your muscles need gravity to work against, and without it all your muscles would atrophy. The fluid in your ear wouldn't provide equilibrium to your body without gravity, so you'd be in a constant state of dizziness and loss of balance.

Pretty much the worst thing ever.
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Setsuna 09:17 AM 08-07-2012
Originally Posted by KC Fish:
What the hell are you talking about bud? Boned why?

If our orbit changes more than it normally does, then we're really boned. We don't want that happening at all. Even a slight change in Earth's gravity would be really bad for all us creatures living here. Our bodies are finely tuned to the exact amount of gravity we're used to here on Earth. If that changes, our bodies won't be able to cope. Our internal organs are accustomed to our gravity, and without it our body starts to break down. Without the exact amount of gravity we're used to, we'd be unable to do all sorts of things. Like farting, burping, shitting, pissing, digestion, etc. All the fluids in your body would start migrating to your upper body, causing dehydration and eventual death. Your muscles need gravity to work against, and without it all your muscles would atrophy. The fluid in your ear wouldn't provide equilibrium to your body without gravity, so you'd be in a constant state of dizziness and loss of balance.

Pretty much the worst thing ever.
I'm drunk? :-)
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bevischief 10:40 AM 08-07-2012
UFOs.
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Fire Me Boy! 10:43 AM 08-07-2012

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Fish 11:51 AM 08-16-2012

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Fish 11:59 AM 08-16-2012
Scientist Mohamed Babu from Mysore, India captured beautiful photos of these translucent ants eating a specially colored liquid sugar. Some of the ants would even move between the food resulting in new color combinations in their stomachs.







More:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1U9mFq1wR
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bevischief 12:00 PM 08-16-2012
Originally Posted by KC Fish:
Scientist Mohamed Babu from Mysore, India captured beautiful photos of these translucent ants eating a specially colored liquid sugar. Some of the ants would even move between the food resulting in new color combinations in their stomachs.







More:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1U9mFq1wR
Why?
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Fish 12:08 PM 08-16-2012
Originally Posted by bevischief:
Why?
Because Science! Ain't need no explanation...


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Dave Lane 12:32 PM 08-16-2012
Originally Posted by bevischief:
Why?
Because its cool as fuck. Thats why.
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Fish 08:40 PM 08-21-2012




Please consider...

http://www.penny4nasa.org/
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