Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Off-Topic Discussion > Parking Lot


All things Science related. λν = c

Parking Lot


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-24-2013, 04:02 PM   #271
Contains football related knowledge
 
JoeRedskin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Second Star On The Right
Age: 51
Posts: 8,497
Re: All things Science related. λν = c

^^ An excellent article with which I fully agree.

Quote:
It is deeply unsatisfying, for most people, to accept that the deepest answers we can seek are simply unknowable, but for my part, I take comfort in the fact that, regardless of my chosen paradigm, I will still find a mystery at the center of existence. An unanswerable question, after all, yields infinite possibility.
__________________
You aren't worth the water in my spit but, maybe, just maybe, you're worth the lead in my shotgun.
JoeRedskin is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 06-24-2013, 04:11 PM   #272
New HC, new hope!
 
RedskinRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: I'm in LA, trick!
Posts: 8,702
Re: All things Science related. λν = c

Posted with you in mind, JR.
RedskinRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 02:17 PM   #273
MVP
 
CRedskinsRule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pasadena, Md
Age: 47
Posts: 12,390
Re: All things Science related. λν = c

Wow!
3-D printing, even in it's infancy is making amazing strides. The days of replicating food may not be far off you Star Trek fans!

Princeton researchers create 'bionic ear'
CRedskinsRule is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 07:42 PM   #274
Contains football related knowledge
 
JoeRedskin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Second Star On The Right
Age: 51
Posts: 8,497
^^ Resistance is futile, we will be assimilated.
__________________
You aren't worth the water in my spit but, maybe, just maybe, you're worth the lead in my shotgun.
JoeRedskin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 12:38 AM   #275
Special Teams
 
mike340's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Age: 57
Posts: 269
Re: All things Science related. λν = c

For those of you who like science or have kids you would like to be interested in science I recommend the following:
The Cartoon Guide to Genetics, The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry, The Cartoon Guide to Physics. For those interested in more "mathy" things they have ...Guide to Statistics and ...Guide to Calculus.

My kids love them for the humor as well as the pictures. And as they get older they understand more and more of them. (I also learn from them and I'm a scientist.) Each is written by Larry Gonick along with a professor (in the appropriate department) at a top-level university. The chemistry book covers at least as much as 2 college classes of material (and the others are similarly comprehensive), but the presentation is so humorous that it's hard to put down. The same author also wrote 'A Cartoon Guide to the History of the Universe' (3 books) and 2 books (similarly titled) about American History.

Another great book is Guy Murchie's 'The Seven Mysteries of Life'. He spent 17 years investigating the material (biology), and while the book is about 30 years old, the information he has in it is fascinating and the writing is exquisite. I haven't even gotten to the latter half (the 7 mysteries), but the first half covers so much biology in a fascinating way. For example, in 2 paragraphs he discusses plants that need absolutely no rainfall. (Which ones they are and how they cope.) I have seen this book captivate kids who absolutely detest school. It's well-enough written that I ended up buying all the works of the author (all out of print). It is amazing how he is so concise while at the same time not overbearing with the density of information.

The last thing I'll mention is the Johns Hopkins Physics Fair (usually held in April or May). (This is where I actually discovered the 'Cartoon Guide' series.) When it's over I usually have to drag my kids out kicking and screaming (them, not me.) They have about 200 hands-on experiments covering most aspects in phyics, including a trebuchet that launches cantaloupes about 200 feet. (I call it a cantapult.) When we have to choose between the Physics Fair and Maryland Day, we always choose the Physics Fair (even though I work at Maryland).

Hope these suggestions will be useful.
mike340 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 03:13 PM   #276
New HC, new hope!
 
RedskinRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: I'm in LA, trick!
Posts: 8,702
Re: All things Science related. λν = c

Mystery Intergalactic Radio Bursts Detected

The powerful signal, which lasted for just milliseconds, could have been a fluke, but then the team found three more equally energetic transient flashes all far removed from the galactic plane and coming from different points in the sky.

Analysis later indicated that, unlike most cosmic radio signals that originate in the Milky Way or a nearby neighbor galaxy, these four seem to have come from beyond.

Whatever triggered the bursts has come and gone. The signals, detected between February 2011 and January 2012, were one-time events so little follow-up work can be done.

What is known is that in just a few milliseconds, each of the signals released about as much energy as the sun emits in 300,000 years.
RedskinRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 03:21 PM   #277
MVP
 
NC_Skins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 10,430
Re: All things Science related. λν = c

Quote:
Originally Posted by CRedskinsRule View Post
Wow!
3-D printing, even in it's infancy is making amazing strides. The days of replicating food may not be far off you Star Trek fans!

Princeton researchers create 'bionic ear'

I love technology and science. Fascinating things can happen.
__________________
"So let me get this straight. We have the event of the year on TV with millions watching around the world... and people want a punt, pass, and kick competition to be the halftime entertainment?? Folks, don't quit your day jobs."- Matty
NC_Skins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 03:55 PM   #278
Playmaker
 
over the mountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: baltimore
Posts: 3,195
Re: All things Science related. λν = c

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedskinRat View Post
Mystery Intergalactic Radio Bursts Detected

The powerful signal, which lasted for just milliseconds, could have been a fluke, but then the team found three more equally energetic transient flashes all far removed from the galactic plane and coming from different points in the sky.

Analysis later indicated that, unlike most cosmic radio signals that originate in the Milky Way or a nearby neighbor galaxy, these four seem to have come from beyond.

Whatever triggered the bursts has come and gone. The signals, detected between February 2011 and January 2012, were one-time events so little follow-up work can be done.

What is known is that in just a few milliseconds, each of the signals released about as much energy as the sun emits in 300,000 years.
this is scaring the crap out of me right now.

im thinking a cosmic blast travelling at uncalculable speeds will just wipe out planet earth at any moment.

we will not have any warning or indication.

in a blink of an eye, everything and everyone is gone.

i blame parenthood for this.
over the mountain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 03:56 PM   #279
Playmaker
 
over the mountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: baltimore
Posts: 3,195
Re: All things Science related. λν = c

Quote:
Originally Posted by mike340 View Post
The last thing I'll mention is the Johns Hopkins Physics Fair (usually held in April or May). (This is where I actually discovered the 'Cartoon Guide' series.) When it's over I usually have to drag my kids out kicking and screaming (them, not me.) They have about 200 hands-on experiments covering most aspects in phyics, including a trebuchet that launches cantaloupes about 200 feet. (I call it a cantapult.) When we have to choose between the Physics Fair and Maryland Day, we always choose the Physics Fair (even though I work at Maryland).

Hope these suggestions will be useful.
that sounds like an awesome day. will put in my memory bank.
over the mountain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 04:15 PM   #280
New HC, new hope!
 
RedskinRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: I'm in LA, trick!
Posts: 8,702
Re: All things Science related. λν = c

Quote:
Originally Posted by over the mountain View Post
this is scaring the crap out of me right now.
I'm guessing it's a huge weapon triangulating on our planet.

At least it will be over in a flash.
RedskinRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 07:25 PM   #281
MVP
 
CRedskinsRule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pasadena, Md
Age: 47
Posts: 12,390
Re: All things Science related. λν = c

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedskinRat View Post
I'm guessing it's a huge weapon triangulating on our planet.

At least it will be over in a flash.
I am sure there are notices at our local planning commission in Alpha Centauri
CRedskinsRule is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 09:35 PM   #282
Playmaker
 
HailGreen28's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,597
Re: All things Science related. λν = c

Quote:
Originally Posted by CRedskinsRule View Post
I am sure there are notices at our local planning commission in Alpha Centauri
lol.

"What do you mean youíve never been to Alpha Centauri? For heavenís sake mankind, itís only four light years away you know. Iím sorry, but if you canít be bothered to take an interest in local affairs thatís your own lookout."
HailGreen28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 10:57 PM   #283
Playmaker
 
BleedBurgundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4,469
RR, are you a fan of the rogan podcast by chance? Seems it would be up your alley if you've never listened...
__________________
"All natural institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."

Thomas Paine
BleedBurgundy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 01:27 PM   #284
Playmaker
 
over the mountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: baltimore
Posts: 3,195
Re: All things Science related. λν = c

Quote:
Originally Posted by CRedskinsRule View Post
I am sure there are notices at our local planning commission in Alpha Centauri
well played sir.

i need to re-read that book.
over the mountain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 02:00 PM   #285
New HC, new hope!
 
RedskinRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: I'm in LA, trick!
Posts: 8,702
Re: All things Science related. λν = c

Quote:
Originally Posted by BleedBurgundy View Post
RR, are you a fan of the rogan podcast by chance? Seems it would be up your alley if you've never listened...
No, but I'll give it a listen. Thanks for the recommendation.
RedskinRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.62126 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25