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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1575 on: 29 September, 2021, 03:23:46 PM »
Shouldn't they be depicted with feathers? Or is that only some dinosaurs? (It took me an embarrassingly long time to realise that feathered dinosaurs weren't just something Pat Mills made up for the craic in Legend of Shamana.)

Turns out everyone got a little carried away with the feathers thing. Some clearly had. Some clearly hadn't.

https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/first-fossilized-skin-of-a-carnivorous-dino-reveals-carnotaurus-had-scaly-skin-with-no-feathers/
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« Reply #1576 on: 30 September, 2021, 02:20:03 PM »
Aha.  Thanks.  Dinosaurs have changed a lot since my day one way or the other though.
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« Reply #1578 on: 08 December, 2021, 10:28:45 AM »

DSCOVR: EPIC - Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera, includes an image of the recent Antarctic eclipse.
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« Reply #1579 on: 08 December, 2021, 11:21:34 AM »

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« Reply #1580 on: 17 December, 2021, 10:03:36 PM »
More fodder for the Darwin Awards: Anti-5G necklaces found to be radioactive

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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1581 on: 18 December, 2021, 10:21:42 AM »

All alone in the night...


This mosaic depicts the International Space Station pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly around of the orbiting lab that took place following its undocking from the Harmony module's space-facing port on Nov. 8, 2021. (spaceref.com)
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« Reply #1582 on: 22 December, 2021, 12:13:15 AM »
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/rats-playing-doom-twitch/

Can't say I'd uninteresting to watch rats playing for sheer curiosity, but this is animal abuse to me.
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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1583 on: 08 January, 2022, 07:30:25 PM »
After thirty odd years and a fortnight of squeaky bums, NASA has confirmed the James Webb Space Telescope is fully deployed!

I remember first hearing about it during my undergrad, which is a lot longer ago than I like to admit.
You may quote me on that.

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« Reply #1584 on: 08 January, 2022, 08:32:25 PM »

Yup - itching to see what it sees.

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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1585 on: 11 January, 2022, 12:48:34 PM »

China's $1 trillion 'artificial sun' fusion reactor just got five times hotter than the sun.

China's "artificial sun" has set a new world record after superheating a loop of plasma to temperatures five times hotter than the sun for more than 17 minutes, state media reported.
 
The EAST (Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak) nuclear fusion reactor maintained a temperature of 158 million degrees Fahrenheit (70 million degrees Celsius) for 1,056 seconds, according to the Xinhua News Agency. The achievement brings scientists a small yet significant step closer to the creation of a source of near-unlimited clean energy.


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« Reply #1586 on: 11 January, 2022, 01:03:06 PM »

China's $1 trillion 'artificial sun' fusion reactor just got five times hotter than the sun.

China's "artificial sun" has set a new world record after superheating a loop of plasma to temperatures five times hotter than the sun for more than 17 minutes, state media reported.
 
The EAST (Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak) nuclear fusion reactor maintained a temperature of 158 million degrees Fahrenheit (70 million degrees Celsius) for 1,056 seconds, according to the Xinhua News Agency. The achievement brings scientists a small yet significant step closer to the creation of a source of near-unlimited clean energy.


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What could possibly go wrong?
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« Reply #1587 on: 11 January, 2022, 02:12:55 PM »

China's $1 trillion 'artificial sun' fusion reactor just got five times hotter than the sun.

China's "artificial sun" has set a new world record after superheating a loop of plasma to temperatures five times hotter than the sun for more than 17 minutes, state media reported.
 
The EAST (Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak) nuclear fusion reactor maintained a temperature of 158 million degrees Fahrenheit (70 million degrees Celsius) for 1,056 seconds, according to the Xinhua News Agency. The achievement brings scientists a small yet significant step closer to the creation of a source of near-unlimited clean energy.


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What could possibly go wrong?
Not a lot, really, as I understand it. Obviously the reactor is a dangerous piece of machinery but there's no chance of runaway reactions.

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« Reply #1588 on: 11 January, 2022, 02:31:58 PM »
I heard one of the scientists building it got welded to some ai controlled robotic tentacles they used to manipulate the reaction.
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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1589 on: 11 January, 2022, 02:44:55 PM »

He octo have known better.

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