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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1155 on: October 18, 2017, 09:02:57 pm »
somewhat discredited.

http://stringgeek.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/viking-age-tablet-weaving-kufic-or-not.html

I was unaware of the controversy when I posted the ‘discovery.’

Also, it appears that Uppsala University is not standing behind their researcher, as they are posting a list of articles that refute the ‘discovery’ on their own website.   

Here’s the link: https://mp.uu.se/en/web/info/vart-uu/aktuellt/om-uu-i-media

So, we’ve now reached the point where one must research the scientific researchers themselves, before one can trust scientific ‘discoveries’ to possibly be true.

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« Reply #1156 on: October 19, 2017, 02:15:40 pm »
“Dutch Courage: Alcohol Improves Foreign Language Skills”

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A new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool, Maastricht University and King’s College London, shows that bilingual speakers’ ability to speak a second language is improved after they have consumed a low dose of alcohol.

Here’s the link: http://neurosciencenews.com/alcohol-foreign-language-skills-7759/

So, my belief that my ability to speak French improves after a glass of pinot noir may actually be true!

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« Reply #1157 on: October 19, 2017, 11:14:36 pm »
Now they need to test it's effects on computer programming and kung-fu
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« Reply #1158 on: October 20, 2017, 03:39:27 am »
Now they need to test it's effects on computer programming and kung-fu

I doubt if any dose of alcohol would improve my computer programming skills.

However, “a low dose of alcohol” may slightly improve ones martial arts skills. If it works for one, it does so by slightly lowering inhibitions, and by providing a small energy boost.

On the other hand, one of the master level guys in my school used to always smoke a doobie before coming into class. Over many, many years, I only saw one occasion where the weed had a negative effect on his abilities. (And, those few of us that knew his “training regime” all agreed that that had to have been some super primo stuff.)

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« Reply #1159 on: October 27, 2017, 04:46:39 am »
Small Asteroid or Comet 'Visits' from Beyond the Solar System

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A small, recently discovered asteroid -- or perhaps a comet -- appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming from somewhere else in our galaxy. If so, it would be the first "interstellar object" to be observed and confirmed by astronomers.

This unusual object – for now designated A/2017 U1 – is less than a quarter-mile (400 meters) in diameter and is moving remarkably fast. Astronomers are urgently working to point telescopes around the world and in space at this notable object. Once these data are obtained and analyzed, astronomers may know more about the origin and possibly composition of the object.

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"This is the most extreme orbit I have ever seen," said Davide Farnocchia, a scientist at NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "It is going extremely fast and on such a trajectory that we can say with confidence that this object is on its way out of the solar system and not coming back."

The CNEOS team plotted the object's current trajectory and even looked into its future. A/2017 U1 came from the direction of the constellation Lyra, cruising through interstellar space at a brisk clip of 15.8 miles (25.5 kilometers) per second.

Here’s the link: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/small-asteroid-or-comet-visits-from-beyond-the-solar-system

The fastest spacecraft ever launched by humans, New Horizons, is currently traveling at 14.22 kilometers per second. So, unfortunately, we have no chance of landing a probe on this interstellar object with our current technology.

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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1160 on: October 27, 2017, 11:02:54 am »
Small Asteroid or Comet 'Visits' from Beyond the Solar System

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A small, recently discovered asteroid -- or perhaps a comet -- appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming from somewhere else in our galaxy. If so, it would be the first "interstellar object" to be observed and confirmed by astronomers.

This unusual object – for now designated A/2017 U1 – is less than a quarter-mile (400 meters) in diameter and is moving remarkably fast. Astronomers are urgently working to point telescopes around the world and in space at this notable object. Once these data are obtained and analyzed, astronomers may know more about the origin and possibly composition of the object.

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"This is the most extreme orbit I have ever seen," said Davide Farnocchia, a scientist at NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "It is going extremely fast and on such a trajectory that we can say with confidence that this object is on its way out of the solar system and not coming back."

The CNEOS team plotted the object's current trajectory and even looked into its future. A/2017 U1 came from the direction of the constellation Lyra, cruising through interstellar space at a brisk clip of 15.8 miles (25.5 kilometers) per second.

Here’s the link: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/small-asteroid-or-comet-visits-from-beyond-the-solar-system

The fastest spacecraft ever launched by humans, New Horizons, is currently traveling at 14.22 kilometers per second. So, unfortunately, we have no chance of landing a probe on this interstellar object with our current technology.

The scientists will have plenty more of these to study soon. Pretty sure this is the start of a concentrated strike from the bugs on Klendathu :eek:
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« Reply #1161 on: October 27, 2017, 01:35:51 pm »
Small Asteroid or Comet 'Visits' from Beyond the Solar System

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A small, recently discovered asteroid -- or perhaps a comet -- appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming from somewhere else in our galaxy. If so, it would be the first "interstellar object" to be observed and confirmed by astronomers.

This unusual object – for now designated A/2017 U1 – is less than a quarter-mile (400 meters) in diameter and is moving remarkably fast. Astronomers are urgently working to point telescopes around the world and in space at this notable object. Once these data are obtained and analyzed, astronomers may know more about the origin and possibly composition of the object.

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"This is the most extreme orbit I have ever seen," said Davide Farnocchia, a scientist at NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "It is going extremely fast and on such a trajectory that we can say with confidence that this object is on its way out of the solar system and not coming back."

The CNEOS team plotted the object's current trajectory and even looked into its future. A/2017 U1 came from the direction of the constellation Lyra, cruising through interstellar space at a brisk clip of 15.8 miles (25.5 kilometers) per second.

Here’s the link: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/small-asteroid-or-comet-visits-from-beyond-the-solar-system

The fastest spacecraft ever launched by humans, New Horizons, is currently traveling at 14.22 kilometers per second. So, unfortunately, we have no chance of landing a probe on this interstellar object with our current technology.

The scientists will have plenty more of these to study soon. Pretty sure this is the start of a concentrated strike from the bugs on Klendathu :eek:

And, is it just a coincidence that this is happening in conjunction with the release of the secret JKF Files?!

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« Reply #1162 on: November 10, 2017, 05:08:04 am »
Defence against the dark arts: Saudi Arabia trains staff against black magic

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A Saudi government commission gave dozens of members of its Mecca governing body a five-day crash course in “developing scientific skills to defeat black magic”.

Here’s the link: https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/blog/2017/11/8/saudi-arabia-trains-staff-against-black-magic

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