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16 hours ago, JoeSchmuckatelli said:

Well, they also use AK-47 (meme)

Everyone can use AK.

Not everyone can make fire out of sticks.

15 minutes ago, DDE said:

Drones puppeteering humans via strings is just a form of haptic feedback, honest!

https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3526114.3558694#sec-supp

"Theory without practice is dead. Practice without theory is blind." (c) A. V. Suvorov.

"Theory without practice is empty; Practice without theory is blind." (c) Harold Anthony Lloyd.

Look, all wise people agree.

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Our love of chemicals in our food, soaps and homes is having an effect: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28981654/

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[Sperm Count] declined significantly between 1973 and 2011

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The chemicals enter our bodies through foods and drink, microscopic airborne particles we inhale, and in the products we absorb through our skin, Swan said. They're found in plastic and vinyl, floor and wall coverings, medical tubing and medical devices, children's toys, nail polishes, perfumes, hair sprays, soaps, shampoos and more.

Phthalates, for example, are commonly consumed through foods, she said.

"They’re added to plastic to make them soft and squishy – think shower curtains, rubber duckies, soft tubing. The processed food we eat passes through soft tubing to get into its packaging. When these chemicals in the plastic come in contact with food, the phthalates leave the plastic and leach into the food. When we eat the food, they get into our bodies," she said.

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals can interfere with hormones in several different ways. Phthalates may "trick the body" into thinking it has more testosterone than it actually does, causing the body to stop producing testosterone and increasing the chances the man will be infertile or have a lower sperm count, Swan said.

 

Falling sperm counts threaten humanity; chemicals to blame, book says (usatoday.com)

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Do they compare same people living now and then?

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How can it happen that people in poor countries eat more chemicals and reproduce at highest rate, while the people in rich countries eat cleaned, ecological, GMO-free food, and same chemicals affect them?

Maybe not the chemicals are the problem? Maybe fifteens are more romantic than fifties?

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A typical train of an ecologically clean country.

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On 12/5/2022 at 11:43 AM, Gargamel said:

SKA: Construction to begin on world's biggest telescope https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-63836496
 

From https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/dec/05/are-we-alone-in-the-universe-work-begins-in-western-australia-on-worlds-most-powerful-radio-telescope

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“To put the sensitivity of the SKA into perspective, [it] could detect a mobile phone in the pocket of an astronaut on Mars, 225m kilometres away,” Price said.

Meta, Google, Apple and a number of TLAs are perking up. :D

I wonder what sort of targeted ads you would get while wandering around on Mars. "Feel peckish? The nearest McDonalds is only 225,000,000.3 km (5,133 years, 5 months, 21 days, 18 hours and 5 minutes) from you!"

 

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A rather amusing look into space elevators by an expert on the subject: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/space-elevators-are-less-sci-fi-than-you-think/

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Student 3: So, when do you think one will be built?

Me: Famed author and engineer Arthur C. Clarke, whose novel The Fountains of Paradise chronicles the building of the first space elevator, was asked this question in the early 1990s. His famous reply was, “Probably about 50 years after everyone quits laughing.” A more modern-day answer might be, “We’ll know we are close when Elon Musk starts taking credit for it.”

 

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https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/08/world/kilonova-gamma-rays-gold-scn/index.html

“We image a source in different filters to obtain color information, which helps us determine the source’s identity. In this case, red color prevailed, and bluer colors faded more quickly. This color evolution is a telltale signature of a kilonova, and kilonovae can only come from neutron star mergers.”

 

Kilonovas are rare, massive explosions caused by the catastrophic collisions between neutron stars, which are the incredibly dense remnants of exploded stars, or collisions between neutron stars and black holes

... multiple telescopes to glean unprecedented detail.

 

“We found that this one event produced about 1,000 times the mass of the Earth in very heavy elements. This supports the idea that these kilonovae are the main factories of gold in the Universe,” said Dr. Matt Nicholl, an associate professor at the University of Birmingham in the UK and coauthor of one of the Nature Astronomy studies, in a statement.

 

The newly observed characteristics of this event are changing the way astronomers understand gamma-ray bursts, or  GRBs

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3 hours ago, Beamer said:

NASA's ICON went silent, a reboot didn't work (and we all know that means bad news): https://gizmodo.com/nasa-icon-space-weather-satellite-malfunction-1849868834

 

After only 3 years it croaks? are you actually kidding me? Did they get some of they're money out of it before it gave up the ghost?

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12 minutes ago, Minmus Taster said:

After only 3 years it croaks? are you actually kidding me? Did they get some of they're money out of it before it gave up the ghost?

It was originally slated for 2 years, so they were already on overtime.

 

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Mars not so dead after all: Geophysical evidence for an active mantle plume underneath Elysium Planitia on Mars [nature.com], or, as the more popular press likes to present it: Mars May Have Active Volcanoes, Adding New Promise to Search for Extraterrestrial Life [time.com].

Edit: It's funny how those titles go... Geophysicist: "Well we basically found Mars is geologically alive" - Nature.com "Evidence found for recent geologic activity on Mars", Time.com: "Chances for life on Mars increase.", MSN.com: "Life on Mars?", The Sun: "The Martians are coming!" :D

 

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15 hours ago, Beamer said:

Edit: It's funny how those titles go... Geophysicist: "Well we basically found Mars is geologically alive" - Nature.com "Evidence found for recent geologic activity on Mars", Time.com: "Chances for life on Mars increase.", MSN.com: "Life on Mars?", The Sun: "The Martians are coming!" :D

...Russian pro-state outlet: "Readers of The Sun criticize British authorities for inadequate response to extraterrestrial threats"

Sorry, this dead horse needs kicking.

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Corrected from "Russian pro-state"... although that was a Freudian slip
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