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Have We Found The Universe That Existed Before The Big Bang? THC Prevents MDMA Neurotoxicity in Mice - PubMed Mobile. Animal hypnosis. 50 Years of Protein Structure Determination. Giant Cosmic Space Clouds of Beer. Every now and then you hear something which grabs your attention.

Giant Cosmic Space Clouds of Beer

This captured my attention: There is a cloud of alcohol (ethyl alcohol – the happy juice found in beer, wine, and spirits) floating in space. This isn’t a small cloud either. There is enough alcohol in this cloud to make fill 400 trillion trillion pints of beer. That is one hell of a keg party. That’s the good news. Imagine a whole space cloud filled with beer. The bad news is it is 10,000 light years away in the constellation of Aquila. Space alcohol was discovered back in 1975 by Dr. Scientists theorize simpler compounds collect on bits of dust. Ten Most Extreme Substances Known to Man.

NOVA. The Great Math Mystery “The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics to the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand...

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Geology

Gubs. Charles Wenzel August 5, 2005 Gubs are those round, black spots you see on the pavement and sidewalks outside most public establishments, especially gas stations and restaurants.

Gubs

Energy. Butterfly wings feel the heat › News in Science (ABC Science) News in Science Monday, 13 February 2012 Stuart GaryABC Lepidoptric imaging Scientists are using a five million year old design to make a better infrared detector.

Butterfly wings feel the heat › News in Science (ABC Science)

Dr Radislav Potyrailo and colleagues at General Electric in the United States are copying the microscopic structures found on the scales of butterfly wings to develop new technology with medical, industrial and military applications. The future of space with Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Pamela Gay, and Lawrence Krauss discuss our future in space. Scope.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) Primates as prey, predators, competitors of snakes. Photo by J.

Primates as prey, predators, competitors of snakes

VoiceDraw. VoiceDraw is a drawing program designed to be controlled using only one's voice.

VoiceDraw

Since no mouse, keyboard or stylus is required, it can be used by people with various forms of motor impairments to express themselves creatively. VoiceDraw is built upon the Vocal Joystick engine in order to process "non-linguistic vocal parameters" in addition to traditional speech recognition for providing continuous and fluid control of the virtual brush. Non-linguistic vocal parameters are voice features that do not correspond to a particular word or phrase in a language, such as changes in loudness, pitch, and vowel quality. In developing the VoiceDraw application, we worked with an "electronic voice painter" named Philip Chavez who has had a spinal cord injury for over 30 years and had been creating artwork using his computer and a speech recognition software for over 15 years.

A short video documentary featuring the artist and a mention of our VoiceDraw application can be viewed at this link. Your Brain On Psilocybin Might Be Less Depressed : Shots - Health Blog. Hide captionThis could be your forest on psilocybin.

Your Brain On Psilocybin Might Be Less Depressed : Shots - Health Blog

Baxterclaus/Flickr This could be your forest on psilocybin. Magic mushrooms are said to blow your mind, but the hallucinogenic chemical psilocybin, the active ingredient, actually reins in key parts of the brain, according to two new studies. The memorably vivid emotional experiences reported by mushroom users may flourish because the parts of the brain suppressed by psilocybin usually keep our world view tidy and rational.

UCB Physics Lecture Demonstrations. Animal Sleep. Most animals have a daily pattern of rest and activity.

Animal Sleep

Some animals are more active during the day (diurnal) and some are more active during the night (nocturnal). How much time do animals spend sleeping? Well, it depends on the animal: References: This table was adapted from four sources: Aserinsky, E., Eyelid condition at birth: relationship to adult mammalian sleep-waking patterns, In Rapid Eye Movement Sleep, edited by B.N. Drugs. Want to See Every Tree in America? Fish mimics octopus that mimics fish. Nature's game of intimidation and imitation comes full circle in the waters of Indonesia, where scientists have recorded for the first time an association between the black-marble jawfish (Stalix cf. histrio) and the mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus).

Fish mimics octopus that mimics fish

Undescribed by scientists until 1998, the talented mimic octopus is known to impersonate toxic flatfish, lionfish, and even sea snakes by creatively configuring its limbs, adopting characteristic undulating movements, and displaying bold brown-and-white color patterns. Explore the Abyss. Glow-in-the-dark mushroom rediscovered after 170 years. It's something you would never expect to go missing, but one of the world's brightest glow-in-the-dark mushrooms has been rediscovered after an absence of more than 170 years, according to USA Today.

The bioluminescent shrooms had become a Brazilian legend of sorts. Faster-than-light neutrinos could be proof of extra dimensions. Similarly, how can I get my ice cream scoops to jump between flavours and manipulate them?

Faster-than-light neutrinos could be proof of extra dimensions

Human-Body-Facts-2-copy.jpg (JPEG Image, 620x8050 pixels) Chronology of Events in Science, Mathematics, and Technology. Alcubierre Warp Drive Time Travel. An Alcubierre Warp Drive stretches spacetime in a wave causing the fabric of space ahead of a spacecraft to contract and the space behind it to expand. The ship can ride the wave to accelerate to high speeds and time travel. The Alcubierre drive, also known as the Alcubierre metric or Warp Drive, is a mathematical model of a spacetime exhibiting features reminiscent of the fictional "warp drive" from Star Trek, which can travel "faster than light" (although not in a local sense - see below). The key characteristics of the application of Alcubierre warp drives for time control and time travel are presented in the picture below.

This is followed by more detail describing the effect below. Alcubierre Warp Drive Description.

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