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#1003 Mar 1, 2013
Save this one for the next "Were you there?" moment:

http://theweek.com/article/index/240805/tktkn...

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#1004 Mar 4, 2013

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#1005 Mar 4, 2013
MikeF wrote:
Such 'weak measurements' have been known and studied for a while, but it a LOT of caution is required when interpreting their results. The uncertainty principle still holds. The weak measurements require many repeated measurements of the same system and are not possible as single measurements (which is what the uncertainty principle deals with). Also, weak measurements can give highly counter-intuitive results (negative values for energy, for example).

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#1006 Mar 4, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Such 'weak measurements' have been known and studied for a while, but it a LOT of caution is required when interpreting their results. The uncertainty principle still holds. The weak measurements require many repeated measurements of the same system and are not possible as single measurements (which is what the uncertainty principle deals with). Also, weak measurements can give highly counter-intuitive results (negative values for energy, for example).
Ah! Figured you'd pipe up on this one.

:-)

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#1007 Mar 9, 2013
Opinion: We Didnt Domesticate Dogs. They Domesticated Us.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/...

Interesting point of view.

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#1008 Mar 21, 2013
Just in today:
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Scien...

Back to the drawing board.

Planck and the CMB 380,000 y. form point zero.

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I gave my telescope away - it was not that expensive - because all the blurriness got to me.

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#1009 Mar 21, 2013
Details
Title Planck enhanced anomalies
Released 21/03/2013 12:00 pm
Copyright ESA and the Planck Collaboration
Description
Two CMB anomalous features hinted at by Plancks predecessor, NASAs WMAP, are confirmed in the new high-precision data. One is an asymmetry in the average temperatures on opposite hemispheres of the sky (indicated by the curved line), with slightly higher average temperatures in the southern ecliptic hemisphere and slightly lower average temperatures in the northern ecliptic hemisphere. This runs counter to the prediction made by the standard model that the Universe should be broadly similar in any direction we look. There is also a cold spot that extends over a patch of sky that is much larger than expected (circled). In this image the anomalous regions have been enhanced with red and blue shading to make them more clearly visible.

http://spaceinimages.esa.int/Images/2013/03/P...

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#1010 Mar 21, 2013
http://spaceinimages.esa.int/Images/2010/07/T...

Handy for orienting oneself in relation to f.i. the cold hole.

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#1011 Mar 21, 2013
MAAT wrote:
http://spaceinimages.esa.int/I mages/2010/07/The_microwave_sk y_as_seen_by_Planck_with_objec ts_labeled2
Handy for orienting oneself in relation to f.i. the cold hole.
A passing thought: http://astroguyz.com/2007/12/27/making-a-newt...

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#1012 Mar 21, 2013
The black spot to be found in the direction of Eridiani.(5 degrees, so not a tiny one)
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One for nanomaly (skip the ladida spirituality i suggest.)
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2012/09/12/the-hea...
The heart has it's own brain and consciousness...

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#1013 Mar 22, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>A passing thought: http://astroguyz.com/2007/12/27/making-a-newt...
Way cool!

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#1014 Mar 22, 2013
I should have posted this here over a week ago.

Something for the FSM crowd:

http://www.fermentarium.com/random-news/giant...

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#1015 Mar 22, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
I should have posted this here over a week ago.
Something for the FSM crowd:
http://www.fermentarium.com/random-news/giant...
"In the center of the cloud is a young and very drunk star (not Paris Hilton)."

Funny!

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#1016 Mar 22, 2013
MikeF wrote:
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Way cool!
I know of them being made from 6" PVC.

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#1017 Mar 22, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>A passing thought: http://astroguyz.com/2007/12/27/making-a-newt...
Can't open the link, but found lot's of tips on youtube.


I understood the advantage was that you do not have to bother with lenses but can be happy with mirrors.

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#1018 Mar 22, 2013
MAAT wrote:
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Can't open the link, but found lot's of tips on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =0eZ2o4WNtJUXX
I understood the advantage was that you do not have to bother with lenses but can be happy with mirrors.
Just Google "Build your own reflecting telescope" - you'll get more plans than you know what to do with. They're easier to build, easier to operate, and give great bang for the buck.

See if this'll open for you: http://tinyurl.com/base9kb

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#1019 Apr 1, 2013
The World's roundest object:



Right now there is a standard kilogram. Someday it will be replaced by a mass dependent upon a number of atoms, not by a mass in France.

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#1020 Apr 1, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
The World's roundest object:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ZMByI4s-D-YXX
Right now there is a standard kilogram. Someday it will be replaced by a mass dependent upon a number of atoms, not by a mass in France.
veritasium is cool.

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#1021 Apr 4, 2013

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#1022 Apr 4, 2013
MikeF wrote:
Yes, extremely so.

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