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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1095 on: May 09, 2017, 01:46:05 pm »
Kai!  Hello!  How's your science?

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« Reply #1096 on: May 09, 2017, 01:59:06 pm »
You get all the neat jobs.

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« Reply #1097 on: May 11, 2017, 12:51:22 am »
A great profile of an entomologist who regularly deals with cases of delusional parasitosis. When you are known as a public entomologist, you get asked to diagnose such things. Thankfully, I haven't dealt with this yet. Sad fact: While the majority of these people are treatable with anti-psychotics, the majority will never accept that treatment.
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« Reply #1098 on: May 11, 2017, 04:08:09 am »
You get all the neat jobs.

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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1099 on: May 11, 2017, 04:01:10 pm »
You get all the neat jobs.

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Rephrase: You get sumbunall the neat jobs.





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« Reply #1100 on: May 12, 2017, 02:04:43 am »
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
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« Reply #1102 on: May 17, 2017, 12:20:07 am »
Howdy, Kai!
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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« Reply #1103 on: May 17, 2017, 02:47:22 am »
Hi Nigel. :)

Space rocks made into beads 2000 years ago and then transported 700 km only to be buried in the ground. I like the progression accruing of knowledge in this story. I mean, it's no surprise that major trade happened in that time, but it's nice having evidence of where and how far.

UC Berkeley researchers find there are some common plant chemicals that shut down the rotor motor (Catsper) for sperm tails. Potential for new contraceptives?

By complete chance, the Chicxulub asteroid could not have impacted a worse place for the biosphere. A few minutes difference would have been ocean, either way, which probably wouldn't have blocked the sun for weeks or more, and we'd probably still be rodent sized. On second thought, maybe chance was in our favor?
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« Reply #1104 on: May 18, 2017, 09:07:36 pm »
However, while electric charges exist, magnetic charges have never been observed in nature.

WAIT... what?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lodestone

Yes, "Magnetic Fields" certainly do exist in nature, and they are routinely created by the flow of electricity through a wire. 

But, think of this as "Magnetic Charges" versus "Magnetic Fields."

In electricity and magnetism, "Charges" and "Fields" are related phenomena. But, they are also different phenomena.
 



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« Reply #1105 on: May 21, 2017, 06:15:08 pm »
However, while electric charges exist, magnetic charges have never been observed in nature.

WAIT... what?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lodestone

Yes, "Magnetic Fields" certainly do exist in nature, and they are routinely created by the flow of electricity through a wire. 

But, think of this as "Magnetic Charges" versus "Magnetic Fields."

In electricity and magnetism, "Charges" and "Fields" are related phenomena. But, they are also different phenomena.
 

What in the fuck are you babbling about? Yes, a magnetic charge and a magnetic field are different, but you can't have a magnetic field without a magnetic charge, so you're still just amazingly wrong. Have you taken physics or chemistry?
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« Reply #1106 on: May 23, 2017, 12:48:34 am »
However, while electric charges exist, magnetic charges have never been observed in nature.

WAIT... what?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lodestone

Yes, "Magnetic Fields" certainly do exist in nature, and they are routinely created by the flow of electricity through a wire. 

But, think of this as "Magnetic Charges" versus "Magnetic Fields."

In electricity and magnetism, "Charges" and "Fields" are related phenomena. But, they are also different phenomena.
 

What in the fuck are you babbling about? Yes, a magnetic charge and a magnetic field are different, but you can't have a magnetic field without a magnetic charge, so you're still just amazingly wrong. Have you taken physics or chemistry?

For what it’s worth, I've taken seven (7) quarterly semesters of university level physics, four (4) of them with labs. (That includes one (1) semester, my fourth (4th), entirely dedicated to electricity and magnetism.)

And, I've taken three (3) quarterly semesters of university level chemistry, worth 4.5 credits per semester, all of them with labs worth an additional .5 credits per semester.

Following is a link to the list of SI Electromagnetism Units.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SI_electromagnetism_units

Let me know if you find a unit for “Magnetic Charge” on that list.

Hint: There’s a reason why you won’t find a unit for “Magnetic Charge” there, or anywhere else.   

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« Reply #1107 on: May 25, 2017, 12:30:15 am »
However, while electric charges exist, magnetic charges have never been observed in nature.

WAIT... what?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lodestone

Yes, "Magnetic Fields" certainly do exist in nature, and they are routinely created by the flow of electricity through a wire. 

But, think of this as "Magnetic Charges" versus "Magnetic Fields."

In electricity and magnetism, "Charges" and "Fields" are related phenomena. But, they are also different phenomena.
 

What in the fuck are you babbling about? Yes, a magnetic charge and a magnetic field are different, but you can't have a magnetic field without a magnetic charge, so you're still just amazingly wrong. Have you taken physics or chemistry?

For what it’s worth, I've taken seven (7) quarterly semesters of university level physics, four (4) of them with labs. (That includes one (1) semester, my fourth (4th), entirely dedicated to electricity and magnetism.)

And, I've taken three (3) quarterly semesters of university level chemistry, worth 4.5 credits per semester, all of them with labs worth an additional .5 credits per semester.

Following is a link to the list of SI Electromagnetism Units.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SI_electromagnetism_units

Let me know if you find a unit for “Magnetic Charge” on that list.

Hint: There’s a reason why you won’t find a unit for “Magnetic Charge” there, or anywhere else.

It occurs to me that your introduction of the “magnetic charge” is much too profound a revelation to be left to linger in the fetid darkness that is this forum. I believe you owe it to the scientific community to bring your revelation to their attention. After all, Gauss missed it when he formulated Gauss’s law for magnetism. Maxwell missed it when he put his four (4) equations of classical electromagnetism together. And, even Einstein missed it while studying Maxwell’s equations to formulate his theory of special relativity.

In fact, your introduction of the “magnetic charge” is so profound, I recommend you skip publishing on arXiv.org and send your manuscript directly to Nature. (Here’s the link to their FOR AUTHORS page: http://www.nature.com/nature/authors/index.html)

Now, it typically takes Nature a couple to a few months to get around to publishing a newly submitted manuscript, so you’re probably not going to make the short list for the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2017. But, on the bright side, those dark energy and dark matter guys aren’t likely to get anywhere soon. So, you’ll be a shoo-in for 2018. And, you probably won’t even have to share the prize money with anyone! After all, they gave a Nobel to Millikan for just measuring elementary “electrical charge,” and he didn’t even theorize or discover “electrical charge.”

Now, the bad news: under normal circumstances, the scientific community would further honor you, immortalize you in fact, by naming the unit of “magnetic charge” the Nigel. Unfortunately, the letter N is already being used to denote the SI unit of force, the Newton. And, the letter m is already being used to denote the SI unit of length, the meter. But, the letter U isn’t currently being used for anything, so I suggest that you could request the unit of “magnetic charge” to be denoted as the “Unicorn.” (Years ago I saw what was advertised to be a unicorn at the circus. But, to be honest, I think it was just a goat with something that kind of looked like a horn glued to its head.) Anyway, my thinking is that since “magnetic charge” is every bit as rare as unicorns, the name is appropriate.

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« Reply #1108 on: May 25, 2017, 12:32:54 am »
Science is kinda fluid around here.
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« Reply #1109 on: June 08, 2017, 07:50:40 pm »
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