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    ^ . Love it. Brings to mind the meme: Dog; "My human feeds me and love me and takes care of me. He must be a god". Cat; "My human feeds me and loves me and takes care of me. I must be a god."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    ^ . Love it. Brings to mind the meme: Dog; "My human feeds me and love me and takes care of me. He must be a god". Cat; "My human feeds me and loves me and takes care of me. I must be a god."

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    Seen some seen 'em all? Look closer, tears under a microscope.


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    ^ thought that was worth checking up on. Apparently legit, and the work of one Rose-Lynn Fisher.
    https://www.wired.com/2014/05/rose-l...oscopic-tears/

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    A group of scientists in Russia claim to have revived a pair of frozen nematodes (roundworms), that were between 30,000 and 42,000 years old. One of the specimens was found in a soil sample collected from a squirrel burrow located about 100' underground, and other burrows nearby have been radiocarbon dated to be around 32,000 years old.

    Another was found in a permafrost sample approximately 41,700 years old collected around 11 feet below the surface. The samples were stored in a laboratory at around -4 degrees Fahrenheit. Isolated nematodes were then later brought up to 68 degrees and surrounded by food. After several weeks of cultivation, the nematodes began showing signs of life and reportedly began moving and eating.

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    Graphene is an amazing carbon material, you have probably heard of it. But did you know that it first was discovered and produced using Tesa Film? Stick a piece of tape on graphite and remove it. Some layer forming graphene sticks on the tape.

    https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2018/feb/...makes-graphene

    Scientists at UCL have explained for the first time the mystery of why adhesive tape is so useful for graphene production.
    Maybe this fits here. A photo from the Amazing photos thread, made from graphene.

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    28,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth Cells Brought Back to Life by Scientists

    Just as Star Trek was a fantasy that's slowly being realised, Jurassic Park could be next on the scientific agenda.

    It is thought that Woolly mammoths roamed East Asia throughout the Ice Age before rising temperatures, dwindling food supplies and human hunting rendered the huge-tusked, six-ton beast extinct.

    The huge ancestor of elephants that disappeared from the earth around 10,000 years ago, could now be brought back to life after scientists awakened cells belonging to the long-extinct creature.

    The team had previously attempted to use a nuclear transfer to spark similar activity in the cells of a different mammoth’s genetic material to no avail, “possibly owing to the technological limitations at that time and the inappropriate state of the frozen mammoth tissues.”



    However, the uncontaminated nature of Yuka’s remains, which were preserved in pristine condition in the Siberian permafrost until their discovery in August 2010, have allowed the joint Japanese-Russian team to collect 88 nucleus-like structures from the animal.

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    If cells are brought back to life, then in time we could revive the Woolly mammoth, and no reason to suppose the same process cannot revive other extinct creatures. Would be nice to have a real live pet dodo or pterodactyl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Would be nice to have a real live pet dodo
    ...please, the one in the White House is enough...

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    TDS has completely debilitated the vulnerable snowflakes. They carry it with them, like syphilis, a grotesque reminder of the quivering puddles of bile they've become.






    Great posts, jabir, interesting stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    It is thought that Woolly mammoths roamed East Asia throughout the Ice Age before rising temperatures, dwindling food supplies and human hunting rendered the huge-tusked, six-ton beast extinct.
    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    The huge ancestor of elephants that disappeared from the earth around 10,000 years ago
    So what caused the warming 10,000 years ago?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    So what caused the warming 10,000 years ago?

    Good question, and led to some new words like Glaciation (ice age), and interglaciation, which is where we are between ice ages, which also suggests they are cyclical.

    About 120k years ago the glaciers started creeping, and peaked about 100k years later with ice sheets covering some 10 million square miles (26m sq km) of the earth including Iceland, UK and northern Europe down to Germany and Poland, all of Canada and the US as far south as the Missouri and Ohio Rivers, while sea levels plummeted by up to 50m.

    From about 20k to 10k years ago the creeping stopped as the earth began to warm up. According to ScientificAmerican (.com) for some as yet unexplained reason the oceans started releasing high concentrations of CO2, enough to raise levels by more than 100 parts per million over thousands of years, and roughly equivalent to the rise in the last 200 years. That CO2 warmed the globe, fought back the ice sheets and resulted in current global climates that enabled us to overpopulate and fcuk it all up.

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    This lightbulb in a Livermore, California fire station has been burning since Edison's time, 1901.

    I read about this as a kid, that the manufacturer went bust because people only ever bought one. Today's tech could easily produce lightbulbs to last a literal lifetime, but won't make that same mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    people only ever bought one.
    Did they take that one bulb from room to room?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Did they take that one bulb from room to room?
    I imagine so. It's no different to taking the lantern or candle from room to room for the people of that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post



    There's a very good BBC 4 part documentary on Time, written and presented by Michio Kaku, that posters might be interested in.


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    This is a fantastic book (1983) which includes a historical take on time. First 3 chapters:

    1. "The Heavenly Empire"
    2. "From Sun Time to Clock Time"
    3. "The Missionary Clock"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    I read about this as a kid, that the manufacturer went bust because people only ever bought one. Today's tech could easily produce lightbulbs to last a literal lifetime, but won't make that same mistake.
    Energy efficiency on this kind of bulb would be abysmal, even for incandescent bulbs, not even comparing to fluorescent or LED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post

    This lightbulb in a Livermore, California fire station has been burning since Edison's time, 1901.

    I read about this as a kid, that the manufacturer went bust because people only ever bought one. Today's tech could easily produce lightbulbs to last a literal lifetime, but won't make that same mistake.

    It was around then that the lightbulb manufacturers got together to figure out a "reasonable" life for a bulb, then built them (downgraded) so the customer was satisfied with the life span and they had more sales. One of the first collusion cases for big manufacturers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post
    Energy efficiency on this kind of bulb would be abysmal, even for incandescent bulbs, not even comparing to fluorescent or LED.
    Of course... in the relative short term.
    What of the energy efficiency in terms of manufacturing something that lasts 100 years or more vs manufacturing something that has to be replaced every so many years?
    Just a question to ponder.

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