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blogs.technet.com/b/ne... would love this as a coffee table

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holy frig

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Pretty cool.

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Neil's raging that the science thread title has been taken.

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boom.

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Foul play!

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where is the start button?

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Neil's raging that the science thread title has been taken.

He's fucking gutted PM'd me callin me all the cunts o the day and saying he's gonna do me

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What are you on about? You didn't start this thread?

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..........hang on.

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lol

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lawl RJ.

Thread start fail lad.

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Lol aul Neil with the fly backhanders

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Wouldn't Happen under Simms watch

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I agree with RJ here. Breaches a code of board posting.

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Tbf RJ I've hovered the banhammer over your username so many times I've lost count. Then I lose my train of thought and go groom my horse.

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There's a difference to throwing down a ban hammer (an going by some of my dubious posting you'd be well within your right) and abusing moderator privileges tbf

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So am i getting my thread back or waaa?

anyways, check this out www.gizmodo.co.uk/2012... the US just fired off the world’s most powerful laser…

which is a precursor to the eventual Fusion experiment which is basically firing a laser which is equivalent to a 1,000 times the energy of all the power plants in the United States combined at an object smaller than a grain of rice inside a 33foot diameter enclosure in order to create a star! Fascinating stuff.

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This is nuts!


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can we stick cool space pics here too ...
www.guardian.co.uk/sci...

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There's a cool space thread... Jus Sayin leek

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I want one; best game ever gets real

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hhmm... will be interesting to see how that fusion attempt gets on!

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Some nice data visualisations
www.guardian.co.uk/new...

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More nice visualisation... and interactive map of wikipedia articles
www.tracemedia.co.uk/m...

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This stuff is going to change everything en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

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Excellent visualisation of all the earths water in a sphere sitting on the planet ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/... interesting read too

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They reckon the Moon could have enough water locked up inside it to cover the entire surface 1 metre deep in water.

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Thing with that original picture, I saw one a few years ago with the earths atmosphere shown as an even smaller globe..
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You didn't happen to catch NatGeo's light the ocean? Watched it last night and made for some great viewing with the oceans made transparent you followed the low level ocean current as it circumnavigated the earth through massive mountain ranges and huge canyons..
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Showed an ROV having a wee bit of an explore and once you "lit 'er up" it was the equivalent of having a 60min snoop round the Himalayas! Is it any wonder the vast majority of it is unexplored

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Big news to come out of CERN this week, think the lads have found the elusive Higgs or at least attained a sigma 4 or maybe it's to announce they fucked up and created a blackhole that's currently consuming Geneva from below the ground and we've all a month to live

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Or theyve discovered a new type of wheaten with denser packed wheat leading to a more sustained feeling of fullness

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scooter spotted driving around CERN HQ in a white car.........

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Link RJ?

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It's all over the usual science blogs and news sites m8ty

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At the minute it's all pure speculation as the press conference isn't till Wednesday but all the geeks associated with particle physics etc are all making a beeline to Geneva including Mr Higgs so it must be a pretty important announcement

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www.dailymail.co.uk/sc...

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HD + fullscreen.

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even if they found it, of what practical use is it?

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what practical use? Apart from a greater understanding of how particles attain mass and filling a gap in the Standard model not to mention the numerous other technologies that are developed in the search for it and the basic advancement of knowledge which is pretty good for humankind but other than that fuck all, it ain't gonna make an iPhone cheaper

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Im just asking a question. Whenever there's been discoveries in the last 100 years, something practical came from it. Filling a gap of a theory just doesn't get me excited.

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not cool science shit...

tคккเรςђเttyesterday @ 1:57 p.m.
www.dailymail.co.uk/...

linking to an article on confirmation of the higgs boson from the daily mail.... dissappointed takki... disappointed.

They could have not found it munchingmonster... which would be just as important. There were a number of competing theories... it was the front runner....

Once you have found it and know where to look finding the next few is easier... you can explore its properties learn... how it actually influences stuff like chemical reactions. People with actual imaginations will use the knowledge and technologies derived from that knowledge to better society and let you keep on munching obliviously...

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Im just asking a question. Whenever there's been discoveries in the last 100 years, something practical came from it. Filling a gap of a theory just doesn't get me excited.

It has wider implications for the whole world of physics and will leads to many more theories and discoveries. Do you really think they would spend billions at CERN, Tevetron, etc just to fill a gap? When discoveries where being made of nuclear science/electromagnetism/gravity etc. hundreds of years ago do you think they had any idea what we know now and the practical uses we have?

If i had to hazard a guess i would go for it improving our knowledge of space exploration/travel, energy or communications.

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Sorry munching didn't mean to come across as a snarky cunt, but this will be a huge leap in particle physics & quantum mechanics and will do doubt snag a Nobel or two. As said the implications are far reaching in all sorts of areas but nothing immediate or tangible to the man on the street so to speak, as pure scifi if they can figure out why this field applies mass to some particles and not others like photons for instance it could usher in the age of faster than light travel

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We could be rapin & pillaging the Navi in no time

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Warp speed 10

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If they walk out on stage with either dilithium crystals or a higgs boson suspended in a portable electromagentic flask like angels and demons, i will withhold my judgement.

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Rigsy up to P5 reading level. He can read books without pictures now.

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They found it

ublic.web.cern.ch/public

The ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN today presented their latest results in the search for the long-sought Higgs boson. Both experiments see strong indications for the presence of a new particle, which could be the Higgs boson, in the mass region around 126 gigaelectronvolts (GeV).

The experiments found hints of the new particle by analysing trillions of proton-proton collisions from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2011 and 2012. The Standard Model of particle physics predicts that a Higgs boson would decay into different particles – which the LHC experiments then detect.

Both ATLAS and CMS gave the level of significance of the result as 5 sigma on the scale that particle physicists use to describe the certainty of a discovery. One sigma means the results could be random fluctuations in the data, 3 sigma counts as an observation and a 5-sigma result is a discovery. The results presented today are preliminary, as the data from 2012 is still under analysis. The complete analysis is expected to be published around the end of July.

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www.sciencedaily.com/r... cool eh!! and bloody freaky!

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in fairness the echo does make it seem it bounced for a kilometer

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