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^ looks like a scene out of God of War III

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ok, since you'll only wonder. I'm mucking around with binaurals, using the gear I have to make tones I can accurately create to cause dissonance tones my gear can't. So far I can make my eyeballs vibrate, which means I must be getting good SPL @ ~18hz on speakers that only go down to ~35hz. I do this kind of thing when I'm bored.

I get the eyeball vibrations sometimes when I play a certain resonance on the didj. looks rather amusing in a mirror, or if you try to focus on something, but then instantly when I move to a different resonance tone it stops!

why do you say 18Hz? is that the resonance freq of an eyeball or something??
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ok, since you'll only wonder. I'm mucking around with binaurals, using the gear I have to make tones I can accurately create to cause dissonance tones my gear can't. So far I can make my eyeballs vibrate, which means I must be getting good SPL @ ~18hz on speakers that only go down to ~35hz. I do this kind of thing when I'm bored.

What I really want to know is have you found the brown note yet?

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^mmmm all this talk of meat is getting me excited.

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is that the resonance freq of an eyeball or something??

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Further investigation led him to discover that the extraction fan was emitting a frequency of 18.98 Hz, very close to the resonant frequency of the eye (given as 18 Hz in NASA Technical Report 19770013810).

Something like that, yeah. Guessing the didj that makes your eyeballs shakes is hitting a low multiple of 18hz, or very close to one, and the effect would be more pronounced if you miked up the didj.

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have you found the brown note yet?

There's no brown note to find. Closest you could get would be, I guess, using some kind of massive infrasound beam to rupture the bowel. I could induce nausea though, wrong end, but still a result in the amusing bodily discharges caused by sound stakes.
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Two months after the last session ended, only 15% of the patients who received MDMA still met the criteria for PTSD, whereas 85% of the placebo group did. In a way the results were good enough to get approved as prescription medicine.

pingrz clinical trial in, huge wtf moment for drug enforcement supporters
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There's no brown note to find. Closest you could get would be, I guess, using some kind of massive infrasound beam to rupture the bowel. I could induce nausea though, wrong end, but still a result in the amusing bodily discharges caused by sound stakes.

I know, I know.... it's kinda like the santa claus of sound

Actually rupturing people's bowels wouldn't be funny though.... making them spontaneously shit themselves would. The have been several documented cases of subwoofer-induced pneumothorax (lung collapse) however.

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I read about that once somewhere.


understanding the :science: of hypercolor

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So is that one like an endless staircase in Mario 64 type trick?

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I read about that once somewhere.


understanding the :science: of hypercolor

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that's awesome!...literally just today i was talking to someone about the return of 90s fashion, and how i used to own a hypercolor.

but being a colloidal scientist, the science behind it is far more awesome than i would have ever realised. also quite clear why the faded so quick in the wash
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So is that one like an endless staircase in Mario 64 type trick?

not really, no. yes in that it's "endless" or seems to be (but never ascends beyond human hearing because it's not actually ascending...) It's more like a shepard scale (wiki it) except it's a bi-tone, not a tri tone.
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An explosion, a sunken oilrig, a team of the best minds, brightest techs and toughest divers need lateral thinking, underwater robots, operational knowledge of the sunken oilrig and the latest in tech to stop a one of a kind spill, 1.5km under the sea. Blurb for a kick ass action sci-fi movie? Plot of the latest Matthew Reilly book? fuck you, it's :science: in action, bitches, playing out right now.

all that stuff

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"Space balloon wipes out car" in the Alice

http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2010/04/29/2885724.htm

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a quantum dot hey?

you guys are probably way ahead of me on this, but i found it fucking awesome anyway
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Cybernetic eye implants: Is that a microchip on your retina or are you just happy to see me?



http://www.businesswire.com/portal/s...94&newsLang=en

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Sounds like the Bionic Eye that researchers from UNSW have developed.

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one picometre for man, one smartphone running crysis at 60fps for mankind!

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/...0524-w4bi.html

a quantum dot hey?

you guys are probably way ahead of me on this, but i found it fucking awesome anyway

Nanotechnology= Brain explosion.

Incredible what they can do. I have no idea how they do it.
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Coroner says misinformation and poor :science: killed human woman doctor.

I'm not making this up, doctor and anti-chemo shill Elma Turner Penelope Dingle died of rectal cancer after attempting to self medicate on the wrong alternative treatments. Come on, biatch, it aint vitamin C, It's B17. Everyone knows that.

I smell a rat. I think she was actually paid off by big pharma to contract ass cancer and refuse treatment and die so the media magnates could then crow about in the press how not even doctors can find a workable alternative to cancer treatment as sold by the industrial/medical complex, for the benefit of the reverse vampire robber barons and shapeshifting reptialian banksters. It's smear campaign, anyone with any sense at all can see right the hell through it. Rectal cancer. Cancer. In her rectum. Do you think internet goldmines like that happen by chance? I just hate that they had to drag science into it.
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A little of that media "alternative treatments kill" campaign Dr Dingle died for.

Wait, Didn't this happen in Perth? Why does the Herald Sun keep running stories about it?
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/me slaps nate on the nose - bad! no, linking andrew bolt articles... naughty.

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But he was so smug about that lady's death, so callous in rubbing in his dead wife's death in that hippy book and snakeoil selling widower's face. I thought you guys would be down wit dat.
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Potentially habital planet found....pity it's 20 light years away.

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Potentially habital planet found....pity it's 20 light years away.

this is the best! it might be wishful thinking, but i hope humans will discover life and send some 'hello from earth' type messages there before i die.
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On the other hand there might already be life there and it probably sucks given the whole "locked into a orbit but our planet doesn't spin" thing...

Sending a probe there will just encourage 'them' to take our planet for themselves.
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Analyzing almost 10 million tweets, research finds public mood can predict Dow days in advance

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Measurements of the collective public mood derived from millions of tweets can predict the rise and fall of the Dow Jones Industrial Average up to a week in advance with an accuracy approaching 90 percent, Indiana University information scientists have found.

Researchers at IU Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing found the correlation between the value of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and public sentiment after analyzing more than 9.8 million tweets from 2.7 million users during 10 months in 2008.

Using two mood-tracking tools to analyze the text content of the large-scale collection of Twitter feeds, Associate Professor Johan Bollen and Ph.D. candidate Huina Mao were able to measure variations in public mood and then compare them to closing stock market values.

One tool, OpinionFinder, analyzed the tweets to provide a positive or negative daily time series of public mood. The second tool, Google-Profile of Mood States (GPOMS), measured the mood of tweets in six dimensions: calm, alert, sure, vital, kind, and happy. Together, the two tools provided the researchers with seven public mood time series that could then be set against a similar daily time series of Dow Jones closing values.

The researchers then correlated the two sets of values -- Dow Jones and public mood -- and used a self-organizing network model to test a hypothesis that predicting stock market closing values could be improved by including public mood measurements.

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new planets are getting found all the time these days and it was pretty obvious this would happen soon but it's still fucking cool:

first earth-size planets found in orbit of a sun-like star (Kepler-20, ~950ly away) (both planets presumed way too hot for Terran life, deal with it)


artist's impression (NASA graphic designers love resting planets on a huge reflective surface)

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Kepler-20 is a star 950 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lyra with a system of five known planets. The apparent magnitude of this star is 12.51, so it can not be seen with the unaided eye. Viewing it would require a telescope with an aperture of 15 cm (6 in) or more. It is slightly smaller than the Sun, with 94% of the Sun's radius and about 91% of the Sun's mass. The effective temperature of the photosphere is slightly cooler than the Sun at 5,466 K, giving it the characteristic yellow hue of a stellar class G8 star. As of 2011, it has not yet been determined whether this is a main sequence star. The abundance of elements other than hydrogen or helium, what astronomers term the metallicity, is approximately the same as in the Sun. It may be older than the Sun, although the margin of error here is relatively large.

On December 20, 2011, the Kepler Space Telescope team reported the discovery of the first Earth-sized extrasolar planets, Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, orbiting a Sun-like star. While the planets are Earth-sized, they are not Earth-like in other important respects: they are "nowhere near a habitable zone" according to the NASA report, with expected surface temperatures of 760 °C (1,400 °F) and 427 °C (801 °F), respectively. Both planets have orbits smaller than that of Mercury. Three other Neptune-sized planets have been observed in the system, designated Kepler-20b, Kepler-20c, and Kepler-20d. The order of the planets within the system, by their distance from the sun, is b-e-c-f-d. All orbit within the equivalent of Mercury's orbit around the Sun.

lol holy crap, 2 terrestrials and 3 neptunes all within mercury's orbit
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Self replicators ftw

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Also, the more money you have the less you give a fuck about other people apparently

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A team of Australian physicists has created the world's first functioning single-atom transistor, which could prove a critical building block toward the development of super-fast computers.

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I'm just blown away that they have found a method to precisely place a single atom
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That's awesome.

So in 8 - 9 years or so when Moores law has us using single atom transistors, where do we go from there, chip wise?
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If all goes to plan the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule will lift off from Cape Canaveral at 6.55pm (AEST) this Saturday. Four days later it will dock with the ISS where it will transfer supplies. It will be the first time a private spacecraft has docked with the ISS. You can watch the launch here.

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A team of Australian physicists has created the world's first functioning single-atom transistor, which could prove a critical building block toward the development of super-fast computers.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-2...sistor/3839524

It's even more impressive when your timeline is measured in posts. Professor Simmons and her team went from quantum dot to single atom transistor in only 18 posts.

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one picometre for man, one smartphone running crysis at 60fps for mankind!

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/...0524-w4bi.html

a quantum dot hey?

you guys are probably way ahead of me on this, but i found it fucking awesome anyway

By my calculations, if we get the fitness thread posters in here I'll be ordering my wristwatch supercomputer before I leave work.
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I've always thought it would be cool if humans could photsynthesize then we could make our own energy for like, going on a bike ride, but computer model is a good start.....

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Two Canberra scientists believe they have made a major breakthrough in how to best produce hydrogen which can be used as a clean and renewable energy source.

Professors Rob Stranger and Ron Pace from the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University (ANU) have used computer modelling to reveal the molecular structure of the photosynthesis reaction site in plants.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-0...ecrets/4364072

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I just went cause they found ice on mercury

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landed / went into orbit... that's pretty much the same thing i guess
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For the first time, a commercially available quantum computer has been pitted against an ordinary PC – and the quantum device left the regular machine in the dust.
D-Wave, a company based in Burnaby, Canada, has been selling quantum computers since 2011, although critics expressed doubt that their chips were actually harnessing the spooky action of quantum mechanics. That's because they use a non-mainstream method called adiabatic quantum computing.
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McGeoch and her colleague Cong Wang of Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, ran the problem on a D-Wave Two computer, which has 439 qubits formed from superconducting niobium loops. They also tried to solve the problem using three leading algorithms running on a high-end desktop computer. The D-Wave machine turned out to be around 3600 times faster than the best conventional algorithm.

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even if it's not exactly a quantum computer, if it's that much faster than conventional ones everyone's going to want one in their phone
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Scientists have just created 2 new parts to DNA (X and Y)!
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American scientists have for the first time ever made it possible for an organism to survive with artificial DNA, making it more likely new medicines can be developed, while raising ethical concerns among some advocates.

The announcement is so remarkable because, for billions of years, all life has been made up of DNA subunits categorized by four letters: A, T, C and G. Scientists have now added two new DNA building blocks to E. coli bugs, which then reproduced as normal with the two extra letters in their genetic code.

The research could eventually lead to the production of completely new proteins that could be used either for medicinal purposes or industrial products. It also lends credibility to the theory that life in outer space could exist entirely without the DNA found on Earth.

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I killed all my family because they wouldn't suck my dick.

Medium Rurrrr!

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