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The Science Thread

  1. #802992014-07-16 22:09:11vickylannister said:

    The Black Knight, A 13000 Year Old Alien Satellite?

    The USA and Soviet Union have shown particular interest in this “unidentified space object”. Since its discovery this satellite has interested countries such as Sweden and enthusiasts worldwide. One of them is a Ham Radio operator who apparently had decoded a series of signals received from the UFO Satellite and interpreted it as a star-chart centered on the Epsilon Bootes Star System and that the Black Knight originated from this System 13.000 years ago. ( The Epsilon Boötis is a double star in the northern constellation of Boötes. It has the traditional names Izar and Pulcherrima. The star system can be viewed with the unaided eye at night, but resolving the pair with a small telescope is challenging; an aperture of 76 mm (3.0 in) or greater is required. — Wikipedia)

  2. #803552014-07-17 18:32:41 *Cenica said:

    The title for that article is kind of misleading. They just discovered that he had bacteria relating to having bad teeth.

  3. #804182014-07-18 18:47:36PureBoredom said:

    Jimmy the Robot is a robot you can make in a 3D printer, which means you can easily adapt his look, and his program, with people able to create and share apps for the robot so that it can learn and grow quickly.

    Intel’s goal with this project is to make it easy for people to tinker with robots so that their rate of use among ordinary people will grow rapidly.

  4. #806712014-07-22 00:33:11 *--Jack-- said:


    Luckily for all of us, the “fact” that people swallow eight spiders in their sleep yearly isn’t true. Not even close. The myth flies in the face of both spider and human biology, which makes it highly unlikely that a spider would ever end up in your mouth. Read More Here

    tl;dr = The odds of eating a spider in your sleep isn't nearly as high as the myth said. Almost 0%

  5. #961122015-12-23 12:29:41EvoRulz said:

    bookmarks especially for those kinds of people who like to piss me off with these kinds of "facts" ..used to have arachnophobia, now i just despise "facts" with no evidence but rather common misconception to back them up.

  6. #813072014-08-05 06:47:16Lieutenant said:

    The speed of light zips along at 299,792,458 m/s. But what about the speed of dark? Dark is really just the absence of photons, but dark shadows can appear to have some pretty amazing properties.

  7. #819402014-08-30 18:09:18 *vickylannister said:

    How Far, the Stars? Quasars Solve 'Seven Sisters' Star Cluster Mystery

    Super-bright galaxies powered by black holes have helped astronomers come up with the most accurate distance yet to the iconic Pleiades star cluster.

    The measurement, which used quasars as bright and consistent relative-distance markers, charted the famous "Seven Sisters" star cluster at 136.2 parsecs, or 444 light-years, away from Earth.

    Astronomers use a technique called parallax to precisely measure to distance to stars in the sky. Using the technique, which requires observing targets from opposite sides of Earth's orbit around the sun, astronomers have pinpointed the distance to the famed "Seven Sisters" star cluster, the Pleiades.