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Meet Pseudomonas syringae, a bacterium that causes disease in plants and helps make snow machines work. It all has to do with ice nucleation — the process that forms ice crystals in the atmosphere and, thus, snow. You probably know that raindrops and snowflakes form around something. There's always a central nucleus that serves as the backbone of the water molecule structure. Usually, when people talk about this process, they use soot or some other kind of particulate matter as the example of what a nucleus can be. But bacteria can also become the nucleus of a snowflake. The bacteria that turns water into ice The bacteria that turns water into ice
​Extract Money From People Using the Ambiguity Effect Wait, do I understand correctly that there is a varying number of black vs white marbles? "There are thirty red marbles for sure, but there's a mix of black and white marbles, and I can't be sure how many of each is in there." If that's the case, then the red marbles would always have a 1/3 chance of winning, but depending on the distribution of black vs white marbles, one of those colors may have a vastly reduced chance of winning, right? Overall, the three colors would add up to 3/3 chance of winning, but they don't all get there at the 1/3. Of course, I'm terrible at this kind of thing so please tell me where I've misunderstood. ​Extract Money From People Using the Ambiguity Effect
Fermi telescope detects signal that could be annihilating dark matter Researchers using data obtained by the orbiting Fermi Telescope may have found the first clear, direct evidence of dark matter in our own galaxy. The signal comes in the form of an excess of gamma rays coming from an area surrounding the galactic core, and it appears to be exactly what we'd expect from a weakly interacting massive particle, or WIMP. Perhaps as significantly, however, there are no known astronomical features that can produce a signal like this. Fermi telescope detects signal that could be annihilating dark matter
Fermi telescope detects signal that could be annihilating dark matter
Gambler's fallacy Gambler's fallacy The gambler's fallacy, also known as the Monte Carlo fallacy or the fallacy of the maturity of chances, is the mistaken belief that if something happens more frequently than normal during some period, then it will happen less frequently in the future; likewise, if something happens less frequently than normal during some period, then it will happen more frequently in the future (presumably as a means of balancing nature). In situations where what is being observed is truly random (i.e. independent trials of a random process), this belief, though appealing to the human mind, is false. This fallacy can arise in many practical situations although it is most strongly associated with gambling where such mistakes are common among players.
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Forensic Scientists Build Crude 3D Mugshots From DNA DNA evidence was first used to help solve crimes in 1986, but it didn’t hit the main stage of the public’s attention until it was used in OJ Simpson’s murder trial in 1994. This relied on DNA fingerprinting, which is now commonly used in trials. One unfortunate flaw is that it requires a suspect - without a person to match it to, DNA evidence doesn’t mean a whole lot. The field of genetics has come a long way over the last few decades, so now could we actually use DNA found at a crime scene to locate the suspect, even without any leads? A new study led by Mark Shriver of Penn State has shown that rough 3D mugshots can be built from genetic samples by using a mere 24 genetic variants. The results have been published in the open access journal PLOS Genetics. Forensic Scientists Build Crude 3D Mugshots From DNA
Dying to Live: Terrorism, War, and Defending One's Way of Life by Kenneth Vail, Matt Motyl, Abdolhossein Abdollahi, Tom Pyszczynski Kenneth Vail III University of Missouri at Columbia Matt Motyl Dying to Live: Terrorism, War, and Defending One's Way of Life by Kenneth Vail, Matt Motyl, Abdolhossein Abdollahi, Tom Pyszczynski
Effet Streisand — Wikipédia Effet Streisand — Wikipédia Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La photo du domaine de Barbra Streisand à l'origine de l'« effet Streisand ». L'effet Streisand est un phénomène médiatique au cours duquel la volonté d’empêcher la divulgation d’informations que l'on aimerait garder cachées — qu'il s'agisse de simples rumeurs ou de faits vérifiés — déclenche le résultat inverse. Par ses efforts, la victime encourage malgré elle l'exposition d'une publication qu'elle souhaitait voir ignorée.
The first official "chaos machine" is easy to make Chaotic systems aren't necessarily particularly complicated; their distinguishing characteristic is sensitive dependence on initial conditions. Example: the double pendulum: Which looks like it should be easy enough to model— it's just one pendulum hanging from another, and pendulums are easy, eight?— but it's mathematically intractable. The first official "chaos machine" is easy to make
Did Life On Earth As We Know It Come From ‘Geological Life’? Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Hydrothermal vents. Did Life On Earth As We Know It Come From ‘Geological Life’?
Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways. In 2013, mathematician and science author Ian Stewart published a book on 17 Equations That Changed The World. We recently came across this convenient table on Dr. Paul Coxon's twitter account by mathematics tutor and blogger Larry Phillips that summarizes the equations. (Our explanation of each is below): 17 Equations That Changed The World 17 Equations That Changed The World
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Phytoplankton are the microscopic plant-like cells that float in the sea’s sunlit surface. They underpin the marine food chain and controversy over their stocks means it’s necessary to better understand their existence across the globe. To combat the lack of data on phytoplankton levels, colleagues at Plymouth University and I initiated a project to map them in oceans across the world. Lacking the manpower to do this on our own, we are enlisting seafarers across the globe to get involved in the project. Phytoplankton are the ocean’s main producers – their abundance determines the productivity at every step of the marine food chain above them. This means they determine the numbers of fish in the sea, crabs on the seashore, seabirds in the sky and polar bears on the ice. The smartphone app that could rescue the world's plankton
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We are working on a concept for different voices, to fit your dog. In the future it will be possible to choose between: And different phrases like: Holly: This is splendid! No More Woof
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In September 2013, Berry’s original bald eagle couple was once again seen on the Berry College campus in the vicinity of the nest in a tall pine tree situated between the main entrance and the parking lot of the Steven J. Cage Athletic and Recreation Center. The couple spent several months repairing and adding to the nest and catching fish and coots in the nearby Berry quarry, Oostanaula River and Garden Lakes in Rome. An egg was produced on January 14, 2014, followed by a second egg on January 17. College - Experience it Firsthand
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Gray Matter By EDWARD FRENKEL IN Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel “The Master and Margarita,” the protagonist, a writer, burns a manuscript in a moment of despair, only to find out later from the Devil that “manuscripts don’t burn.” While you might appreciate this romantic sentiment, there is of course no reason to think that it is true. Nikolai Gogol apparently burned the second volume of “Dead Souls,” and it has been lost forever. Likewise, if Bulgakov had burned his manuscript, we would have never known “Master and Margarita.” Is the Universe a Simulation?
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