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static-harmony 12.06.2006 05:18 PM

All Things Science Here!!!
 
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/06/science/07marscnd.html?hp&ex=1165467600&en=f7a408f3b452a00 5&ei=5094&partner=homepage

Evidence is coming out that there is water on Mars.

Also Use this to pu anything scientific here.

atari 2600 12.06.2006 05:22 PM

I read that today also. That's a good topic.

The Reconnaissance Orbiter picked up visual evidence that was analyzed.
Scientists have concluded that the image shows that there was water in the certain spot no more than seven years ago.

I also read that we have been planning to build a permanent station on the moon for awhile, and that NASA has only recently gotten a green light to once again go ahead with the project. The new installation is to be solar-powered.

static-harmony 12.06.2006 05:23 PM

I think it would be wonderful if we put a station in the moon.

static-harmony 12.07.2006 11:49 AM

I was watching Pbs one time and they were talking about something called string theory can anyone explain to me what this was about?

king_buzzo 12.07.2006 11:51 AM

a guy from nasa came to our school and told us about the mars poroject

SpectralJulianIsNotDead 12.07.2006 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by static-harmony
I was watching Pbs one time and they were talking about something called string theory can anyone explain to me what this was about?


Basically that quarks, neutrons, protons, electrons, etc are all made of things called "strings" and it is supposed to unify quantum and einstein-newtonian physics.

There's some problems with the theory though. Extra dimensions, massless particles. That sort of stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_theory


Space exploration is very important. The human race relies on it for survival.

Tokolosh 12.07.2006 02:28 PM

 

Pollen
2004
16 x 17 cm
digital image

"Pollen is an amazingly resilient material. It takes many different forms, it's transported in many different ways, wind, many different vectors.

"Madeline Harley - head of research into pollen at Kew - showed me around all these amazing structures. It was fortuitous in that it's a fantastic subject in many different ways - metaphorically and in terms of its structure. It's pretty essential to life in a way.

"I'm currently collaborating with Madeline in a book about pollen. One chapter is called: 'No flowers - no pollen, no pollen - no flowers'.

"This tulip pollen grain was photographed on a scanning electron microscope and magnified 4500x and subsequently colour enhanced through Photoshop."

Rob Kesseler

blastscenealibi 12.07.2006 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by atari 2600
I read that today also. That's a good topic.

The Reconnaissance Orbiter picked up visual evidence that was analyzed.
Scientists have concluded that the image shows that there was water in the certain spot no more than seven years ago.

I also read that we have been planning to build a permanent station on the moon for awhile, and that NASA has only recently gotten a green light to once again go ahead with the project. The new installation is to be solar-powered.


Awesome!

Let's beat Iran and North Korea to the Moon!

static-harmony 12.08.2006 06:01 PM

breast milk is good for you.

Better_Than_You 12.08.2006 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by static-harmony
I was watching Pbs one time and they were talking about something called string theory can anyone explain to me what this was about?


I think I saw the same thing as you. Was it the one (and I might be saying this wrong) where some scientific site got put up where they tried to fuse two atoms together?? Or something like that?? Its a really foggy memory, but I think we're talking about the same thing.

static-harmony 12.08.2006 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Better_Than_You
I think I saw the same thing as you. Was it the one (and I might be saying this wrong) where some scientific site got put up where they tried to fuse two atoms together?? Or something like that?? Its a really foggy memory, but I think we're talking about the same thing.


I can't remember about that.

static-harmony 12.10.2006 12:20 AM

Jupiter's storm

Inhuman 12.10.2006 01:50 AM

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haha, in Scientology they're strictly against feeding babies milk, but rather have to give them a special formula that's proven to be bad for them

krastian 12.10.2006 01:53 AM

Snow comes in the winter.

Alex's Trip 12.10.2006 01:57 AM

Not where I live. :(

krastian 12.10.2006 02:18 AM

Yeah, that would suck......I couldn't even imagine it. I love the cold. Santy needs some snow.

Alex's Trip 12.10.2006 02:54 AM

I got excited because it started raining. I felt stupid.

krastian 12.10.2006 02:55 AM

He he.

Tokolosh 12.12.2006 06:01 AM

 


Ebola Killed Thousands of Gorillas
Associated Press

Dec. 7, 2006 Recent outbreaks of ebola among people in Africa also killed thousands of gorillas, animals already threatened by hunting, a new study reports.

Outbreaks in Congo and Gabon in 2002 and 2003 killed as many as 5,500 gorillas and an uncounted number of chimpanzees, a research team led by Magdalena Bermejo of the University of Barcelona in Spain reports in Friday's issue of the journal Science.

While conservationists had raised concern about gorilla mortality previously, Bermejo's study provides an estimate of how many died in the epidemic.

"Add commercial hunting to the mix, and we have a recipe for rapid ecological extinction," the researchers wrote. "Ape species that were abundant and widely distributed a decade ago are rapidly being reduced to a tiny remnant population."

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is marked by fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, sore throat and weakness, followed by diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and many suffer internal and external bleeding.

The researchers began studying gorillas in the region in 1995 and by 2001 were focusing on 143 animals who had become accustomed to having people around.

In 2002, ebola flared in among people in the region, killing dozens, and 130 of the gorillas in the study also perished. The researchers turned their attention to another group of 95 gorillas, but a 2003 ebola outbreak killed 91 of those animals.

That prompted the team to analyze the regional pattern of gorilla deaths and they concluded the disease spread primarily from gorilla to gorilla starting in the north and moving southward through the region. They concluded that at least 3,500 gorillas died in the outbreaks and possibly as many as 5,500.

They also found evidence of a large number of chimpanzee deaths but said they didn't have enough evidence to make an estimate of the total.

Tokolosh 12.12.2006 09:46 AM

 


The Vadoma, also Wadoma (singular Mudoma) are a tribe living in the west of Zimbabwe, especially in the Urungwe and Sipolilo districts on the Zambezi river valley. They have few contacts with the Bantu majority.
A substantial minority of this tribe has a condition known as ectrodactyly in which the middle three toes are absent and the two outer ones are turned in, resulting in the tribe being known as the "two toed" or "ostrich footed" tribe. This is an autosomal dominant condition resulting from a single mutation on chromosome number seven. It is reported that those with the condition are not handicapped and well integrated into the tribe. Indeed it may help in tree climbing. The Kalanga of the Kalahari desert also have a number of members with ectrodactyly, and may be related.
These Vadoma, known as the "ostrich people" or the "two-toed tribe," are a popular example of the genetic effects of small population size on genetic defects and mutation. Due to the Vadoma tribe's isolation, they have developed and maintained ectrodactylyl, and due to the comparatively small gene pool, the condition is much more frequent than elsewhere.


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