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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:42 pm

Mark wrote:Whatever side of the fence you are on, I think you will find this remarkable in some ways, he's pretty smart. The latter part most curious.
Controversial retired bishop John Spong on religion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AfFcAmx-Ro
When the bishop said we are like horses trying to understand how humans think in the same way people claim to know how God thinks, this film takes it one step further. I wonder if the bishop ever saw this film? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_hlGm8V3Yc#t=6m0s
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:58 pm

The viewer comments add a few more scant tidbits to the article.
NASA video on LENR (low energy nuclear reactions), a clean form of nuclear energy
http://www.kurzweilai.net/nasa-video-on ... ear-energy
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:35 am

Exotic jam jar
http://imgur.com/McUcs
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:10 pm

"Zhang and co point out that if plasmons are set up when the metamaterial is close to a metal or dielectric surface, the plasmon ought to interact with electrons in the other material, setting up a kind of resonant effect and pulling the two surfaces together."

Metamaterials Generate Gecko-Like Adhesive Force
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/27501/
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:32 pm

Self-guided bullet prototype can hit target a mile away
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-sel ... -mile.html
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:39 pm

TIL French mathematician Joseph Fourier believed wrapping his body in a blanket was beneficial to his health. He died after tripping on it and falling down the stairs.
http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/Fourier.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Fourier
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:06 pm

"Astronauts are also affected by this region which is said to be the cause of peculiar 'shooting stars' (phosphenes) seen in the visual field of astronauts.[6] Passing through the South Atlantic Anomaly is thought[7] to be the reason for the early failures of the Globalstar network's satellites. The PAMELA experiment, while passing through the SAA, detected antiproton levels that were orders of magnitude higher than those expected from normal particle decay. This suggests the Van Allen belt confines antiparticles produced by the interaction of the Earth's upper atmosphere with cosmic rays.[8] NASA has reported that modern laptops have crashed when the space shuttle flights passed through the anomaly.[9]"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Atlantic_Anomaly
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphenes
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:39 pm

Planning one of the the greatest journeys of all time over breakfast: Launch Day Of Apollo 11
http://i.imgur.com/QyOBW.jpg
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:41 pm

"middle of nowhere South Dakota"
http://i.imgur.com/LZIm2.jpg
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:29 pm

Solo theremin about 2 1/2 minutes into the clip, kind of different/quirky. ha
Something About Us - Daft Loop Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bkp9bDGDd1w
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:44 am

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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:15 pm

Bart Sibrel Being Hooked by Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUFO8AGMwic
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:13 pm

Life is Weird. Also beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUVM6PgJjVI
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:31 pm

HK Street Sharks
http://vimeo.com/37750108
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