So so called "scientists" believe theres a finite number of atoms in the universe estimated at 10^82 Then why theres growing number of people on the planet? and why do populations grow. Do they take this atoms from air?
>>8513752 About 65 billion solar neutrinos pass through every square centimeter of your body per second (perpendicular to the direction of the sun). They fly right through you, through the earth, then out the other side. Almost none bump into anything, they just go right through unhindered.
A neutron star is so dense that one teaspoon (5 milliliters) of its material would have a mass over 5.5×10^12 kg, about 900 times the mass of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
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Laws of physics (as they are currently known) allow for a person to travel to another galaxy in a lifetime. At 1 G constant acceleration it takes around 20-25 years IIRC to get to Andromeda. You just need to get to high speeds so your aging will slow down so you will need an awesome power source for this. And it was like 40-50 years to travel billions of light years at 1 G acceleration.
Are we currently going through a magnetic dipole reversal?
Current estimates show that the magnitude of earth's dynamo has decreased by 9% since 1840, and in 1900 years from now, the magnitude will be zero, which is exactly what you'd expect for a magnetic dipole reversal. They happen randomly, but on average they happen once every few hundred thousand years (it's been over 700,000 years since the last one) and it takes a few thousand years for the current magnetic field lines to diffuse out so that the new ones can be replaced.
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I guess that there are always random fluctuations in the strength of earth's magnetic field, but still, we are pretty much due for another reversal. And if the magnetic field does go to zero, the humans living on the planet at the time will be fucked.
I am having some problems coming up with a hard mil sci-fi setting. Here are some topics for thought. Graphene tipped penetrators Graphene jacketed projectiles Graphene mesh armor Infantry whipple shields Graphene whipple shields Material or metamaterial which absorbs electromagnetic field Materials with high energy particle scattering properties Materials that absorb or block cosmic rays Feasibility of any kind of infantry energy weapon (weapon would need to be adjustable for environments with different atmospheres).
Essentially my problem is this: You have a sword so you make armor. You make a gun that defeats armor, armor is now useless so you wear clothes. Now you invent ballistic armor, so you need small caliber high velocity weapons. Now you have high velocity weapons, so once again armor is useless because even though your armor survives the hit the person dies from the shockwave. Now you have extreme performance shock absorbing material so armor is back in the game. Meanwhile energy sources become small, materials become lighter. Eventually you get to an interesting point. Small caliber hypervelocity rounds can be stopped with simple whipple shields, the whipple shields can be destroyed by lower velocity rounds but armor is good enough to stop those rounds and absorb the shock wave. Assume infantry and the human(biological/partial biological) element is always in use due to philosophical or religious reasons or because fighting occurs in environments like temples which no side is willing to damage. Weapons like radiation, poison gas, and energy weapons wouldn't be forbidden by law. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
>>8513372 A lot of what you seem to be saying is independent from the science though. You laid out an arms race that would also have an impact on small scale tactics, equipment and other things that /k/ would very much have more insight on than anyone here.
>>8512511 I know the series on the bottom track has a sum of -1/12. Insofar as each set of kills on the bottom can be brought into a 1:1 cardinality with the individual kills with the top, does this still favor the bottom from from a by-the-numbers utilitarian standpoint?
>>8517156 Good luck getting it approved by the FDA. >During the Super Bowl, a representative of the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly posted the on the company's corporate blog that the average cost of bringing a new drug to market is $1.3 billion >OP is a faggot. Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2012/02/10/the-truly-staggering-cost-of-inventing-new-drugs/#4851cc764477
"Hmmm, yes, I want to be a molecular bioengineer and invent an artificial ribosome to cure Alzheimer's disease.
Wait, why did you mark this question wrong? I think this question was unfair, you didn't go over this during the exam review session. Study outside of class? Why would I do that? Can I get half-credit? Is there going to be a curve?"
At my local beach, iron oxide leaks from the cliffs, and forms orange sand as it trickles onto the beach. However, aside from around those trickles, the sand is black, as it is mostly (highest concentration in the world) fine dust of pure iron.
Asexual organisms DO reproduce you retarded faggot. As to why it is that you're a walking failure, you can contribute to your genes survival without having kids, by for example helping a sibling raise their kid, or even by paying taxes that go to feed children with some of your genes (you're fairly closely related to eveyone in your country)
I wouldn't count throwing random ideas at his workers "changing the world".
Telsa is a failure, commercially and technically. SolarCity is a good idea but is much more expensive than union-made solar panels. Musk is also a sore loser in business : http://www.vox.com/2016/2/3/10905624/utilities-rooftop-solar-storage SpaceX is about an industry... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I don't have much experience with pre-meds, but engineers are definitely some of the scummiest people alive. I'd be surprised if anyone's much worse than an engineer who thinks he's smarter than he really is because he managed to pass a dumbed-down differential equations course.
Speaking of experience - is pre-med pussy worth it?
Analysis I gave me three days of unbearable headaches at a certain point. Paracetamol would not work but aspirin was a godsend. One night I woke up in distress from a hellish nonsensical dream about series. The morning before the microelectronics exam I woke up believing I was an electric circuit.
So my supervisor is telling me to exclude my experimental results and substitute them with fictional simulated results for this paper I'm about to publish. He doesn't want me to write a paper in a "negative tone" implying failure of the experimental process.
What do /sci/? He's fairly influential so I can't exactly report him without getting my career destroyed.
>>8517047 Just do what you are told, dummy dumb dumb. Don't live the illusion of academia. You think that your paper matters and if you publish false results then in 10 days it will be used in 500 papers and then in a startup and then society will collapse but the reality is that the only people who will read it are the people who know it is wrong, you and your supervisor. Nobody gives a shit about your paper. Just publish it, get your PhD and then let your first shitty paper fade into obscurity. Nobody reads fucking dissertations,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>8517047 >He's fairly influential so I can't exactly report him without getting my career destroyed.
Sure you can, email him with your concerns and try and get something incriminating, then report him to your head of school. If you just go a head with it and you get exposed who do you think is going to get the blame?
Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know. And that’s pretty much all of reality, whatever reality might be
>>8516066 Yeah. And not using that shit ever. I've got a feeling if you do start using it that it won't be a year that you decide you wish you never had and you won't again. For me the productivity aspect of it makes it no fun. Get your work done and then take it to go have fun like doodling but the short term will be to I'll effect cause you'll lose what you're trying to learn.
>>8515510 http://www.pnas.org/content/106/38/16120.abstract?sid=e88a32fa-d470-486d-92ea-97bf18db30c9 http://www.pnas.org/content/97/4/1406.abstract?sid=39886508-9022-4ac9-a270-9bb8f2c84dac http://www.pnas.org/content/106/Supplement_2/19729.abstract?sid=39886508-9022-4ac9-a270-9bb8f2c84dac http://www.pnas.org/content/104/14/5743.abstract?sid=39886508-9022-4ac9-a270-9bb8f2c84dac Now get the fuck off my board.
There is not a chance in hell they can solve this without decoupling emissions from GDP... with a cheaper alternative to coal. At least not until we are basically technologically powered gods in 100 years.
Using the IPCC's own calculations, I will show that the policy recommendations to "stop" climate change are insane.
>The IPCC figured a 5% cut in emissions when
>Australia implemented it's carbon tax by 2020. (the largest and most ambitious plan implemented to date) source source2
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Ever since I was about 5 I noticed that random events weren't as they should be. Specifically I noticed that occasionally I could predict a random event and that when playing board games the outcome of the dice was not even close to an even six way split. But I've always rationalized that as observational bias...
>Until now because for once I've actually measured it
I was playing pokemon showdown with a full team of pic related (inb4 /vg/) using only 70% accurate moves and across multiple games with multiple turns per... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Does /sci/ use twitter? I want to so I can fit more in with the normies, but what is even the point? Do people actually give a fuck about what you are posting? I mean I dont even read anyones facebook posts
What is the best way to rank the participants in a tournament?
In the example in the picture, obviously #1 is P and #2 is E. Then it makes sense that #3 would be L and A is #4, because L lost to the better opponent. If we keep going that like, the rankings would be:
1. P 2. E 3. L 4. A 5. O 6. G 7. J 8. D 9. Q 10. F 11. M 12. B 13. N 14. H 15. K 16. C
However, if the participants were seeded based on their performance in the regular season or whatever, this method of ranking gives an advantage to the worse teams.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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