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 Matt Swain wrote:
It's from a FB page called 'physics of everything".


Hmm... I still couldn't find the original link on that page, and the extra link you provided doesn't really go into the reasoning of what was explained in your post.
There's a lot of interesting stuff on that page though, so thanks. (Some of it needing its own pinch of salt, though. There's a clickbait, bait-and-switch, self-admitted "likely not true" Daily Mail article put up just this week...!)

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Russia had mobile, self propelled nuclear power plants for remote parts of russia

https://englishrussia.com/2009/03/17/russian-mobile-nuclear-power-plants/

For whatever reason they saw fit,the russians made and deployed miniature nuclear power plants. These were scrapped after chernobyl.

Meals on wheels, now reactors on tractors.

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That's like something out of Red Alert!

Then again it also makes sense when you consider how vast Russia is and how logically speaking, getting power to some remote regions would be quite a major engineering feat to achieve.

I'd wager its also quite efficient in terms of the volume of fuel needed to generate power, when compared to other fossil fuel generators. I'd guess the only thing it might need is a ready source of water


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A comet has an aurora and it may lead to radiation protection for astronauts.

https://www.slashgear.com/this-one-of-a-kind-comet-aurora-could-help-make-crewed-mars-missions-safer-21638923/

Scientists have never seen this before but believe it to be a natural phenomena caused by solar radiation interacting wth gasses around a comet.

Now personally i think that earth has become such a show that comets are trying to develop force fields to keep earth probes from being able to land on them.

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It seems there may have been a universe prior to ours, and bits of it may still exist.

https://news.yahoo.com/earlier-universe-existed-big-bang-174323840.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=fb&tsrc=fb

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Remember all those times in star trek where the encountered an unknown "spatial anomoly"?

Well....


https://www.sciencealert.com/for-some-reason-the-density-of-space-is-higher-just-outside-the-solar-system

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 Matt Swain wrote:
It seems there may have been a universe prior to ours, and bits of it may still exist.

https://news.yahoo.com/earlier-universe-existed-big-bang-174323840.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=fb&tsrc=fb


Heard about that about two weeks ago. IIRC it's also a problem the late Stephen Hawking was working on.
Interesting theological implications if true as well.
   
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Bristol

 r_squared wrote:
These guys produce some very entertaining and informative shorts on a wide variety of subjects from history, mythology, sci-fi and gaming.

https://www.extracredits.site/

My personal favourites are the South Sea bubble and World War I the seminal tragedy.
However it's worth exploring, there's fascinating bite sized explanations on all sorts of subjects and peoples.


Seconding Extra Credits and especially the South Seas Bubble and Great War episodes. I'd also throw in the Admiral Yi episodes for the sheer bollocks he had to deal with from his "superiors" at pretty much every step of his career.

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Can anyone recommend a course in Ancient Chinese History?

Seems daft I know so little for what is such a long lived culture.

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Can anyone recommend a course in Ancient Chinese History?

Seems daft I know so little for what is such a long lived culture.


Have a start here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26EivpCPHnQ&t=7s

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The next time you think of using the term "rat" to describe a selfish person who has no regard for anyone else, you might want to think again.

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/rats-show-empathy-too?fbclid=IwAR3ZNkFheKNbn8MJJV58ORU99GklbQazkNnLBfwHPmLXo1ywoCSRpGwDHMw




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@Mad Doc Grotsnik. A History of East Asia (ISBN 978-0-521-73164-5) is quite good. I didn't find it too dry and it covers pre-history to the modern day in well laid out chapters.

Some embiggening knowledge:- Rice was used as the bonding agent in the mortar that was used to build what we think of as the great wall of China. Engineers think that the elasticity that the rice starch provided is one reason that much of the wall still stands.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwnWfIX3Ano

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Of all the ways the world could have ended, this one never turned up in a movie.

https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/for-15-years-sweden-thought-enemy-submarines-were-invading-its-territory-it-turned-out-to-be-herring-farts/?fbclid=IwAR3nrjV2swZvS1UWeFOB_Nuw4_dZ_SKmxsbqV_3VwRoqp4Cbid7MTm-zjGk

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Here's an interesting video. It starts out pretty simple and common, but the last point is an interesting one that I think gets overlooked when we talk about icecap melt and I know I've read more than one article that focuses on sealevel rise being the result of land ice not sea ice and clearly has overlooked the properties raised at the end of this video (although one has to appreciate that any simple test tube experiment expanded up to the complexities of the oceans is bound to have some additional things going on that complicate the matter as well).





   
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An aside to this...

The frankly woefully classic Dr Who serial “Warriors of the Deep” featured a kit bashed submarine, based off a U.K. nuclear submarine. One of the modifications to the kit was adding a fin to the propeller, taking it from three to four (or maybe four to five. But you get the gist)

Allegedly, this caused a bit of a hoo-ha in British naval circles....because (again, I’m relying on external sources. Which I’ve never bothered to verify), one can tell the make of a Submarine by the sound waves of its propeller - and the base model kit had a deliberately misleading propeller design, which the kit bashing altered to be far more accurate.

I learned of this from a VHS or DVD commentary type documentary. And I swear I’m reporting accurately, and haven’t just made this up.

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Bristol

A similar thing happened with Doctor Strangelove, I believe, with their mock up of the interior of a B-52.

They basically used the layout of a B-29, a single photo of the cockpit of a B-52 and the fuselage geometry and managed to recreate the B-52 cockpit with remarkable accuracy.

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:


An aside to this...

The frankly woefully classic Dr Who serial “Warriors of the Deep” featured a kit bashed submarine, based off a U.K. nuclear submarine. One of the modifications to the kit was adding a fin to the propeller, taking it from three to four (or maybe four to five. But you get the gist)

Allegedly, this caused a bit of a hoo-ha in British naval circles....because (again, I’m relying on external sources. Which I’ve never bothered to verify), one can tell the make of a Submarine by the sound waves of its propeller - and the base model kit had a deliberately misleading propeller design, which the kit bashing altered to be far more accurate.

I learned of this from a VHS or DVD commentary type documentary. And I swear I’m reporting accurately, and haven’t just made this up.



Ta-Daaaa!

http://belatednerd.com/revell-sells-secrets-to-soviets-for-2-98/

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Gravitational Time Dilation causes gravitational “attraction.”




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On the topic of genetics in humans from the first page:

One thing discussed at length in one of my university courses (I want to say it was a sociology course), was that the Sickle Cell genetic trait, often ascribed in the US as being an African-American or "black" trait. . . . well, per capita more people of Greek origin and living in the Greek regions of the Med/Aegean seas. And while it certainly can cause some health problems, apparently it has the benefit that people with the trait are basically unaffected by malarial mosquitos.

Now, mind you this was a sociology course, not a genetics course, so anyone who definitely has more knowledge in this area, feel free to enlighten us on this.
   
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 Ensis Ferrae wrote:
On the topic of genetics in humans from the first page:

One thing discussed at length in one of my university courses (I want to say it was a sociology course), was that the Sickle Cell genetic trait, often ascribed in the US as being an African-American or "black" trait. . . . well, per capita more people of Greek origin and living in the Greek regions of the Med/Aegean seas. And while it certainly can cause some health problems, apparently it has the benefit that people with the trait are basically unaffected by malarial mosquitos.

Now, mind you this was a sociology course, not a genetics course, so anyone who definitely has more knowledge in this area, feel free to enlighten us on this.


According to Wikipedia 3/4 of Sickle Cell cases occur in Africa. Greek/Greece occurs once in that article. In my experience Wikipedia isn't ever completely off...even if it is slightly wrong, and I doubt this case is any different. It also makes sense that Africans would be the most resistant to Malaria as it is most common/relevant in that continent.

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 trexmeyer wrote:
 Ensis Ferrae wrote:
On the topic of genetics in humans from the first page:

One thing discussed at length in one of my university courses (I want to say it was a sociology course), was that the Sickle Cell genetic trait, often ascribed in the US as being an African-American or "black" trait. . . . well, per capita more people of Greek origin and living in the Greek regions of the Med/Aegean seas. And while it certainly can cause some health problems, apparently it has the benefit that people with the trait are basically unaffected by malarial mosquitos.

Now, mind you this was a sociology course, not a genetics course, so anyone who definitely has more knowledge in this area, feel free to enlighten us on this.


According to Wikipedia 3/4 of Sickle Cell cases occur in Africa. Greek/Greece occurs once in that article. In my experience Wikipedia isn't ever completely off...even if it is slightly wrong, and I doubt this case is any different. It also makes sense that Africans would be the most resistant to Malaria as it is most common/relevant in that continent.


I was speaking solely of the genetic trait/marker, not sickle cell disease, which yes, occurs a lot more in Africa.
   
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I had heard about the anemia thing before, it seems to be one of the ways in which Africans can have greater resistance to malaria. A good example of a genetic trait having multiple consequences, some good, some bad, and whether the overall effect is positive or negative depends on the environment.
   
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Hmmm, looking at anemia vs resistance to malaria, I guess anemia in at least a minor degree is easier to survive with till you're at breeding age than malaria.

From an evolutionary pov it might make sense sine all evolution cares about is whether or not you reproduce. If anemia means you're more likely to survive to breed than being susceptible to malaria i guess from an evolution pov that works.

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Place the thumb of your non-dominant hand inside a clenched fist.
Squeeze hard and look at it.

Whilst doing this you will have no to very mild gag reflex....

I have 6 year old patients able to swallow large jelly beans whole in my practice when they do this, and from that point forward they are able to have tablets and capsules.

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Educated, factually aware people know that bacteria are evolving resistance to antibiotics and this is a big healthcare concern for the future.

Well, scientists haven't been sitting on their hands over this issue.|


Peep this. https://newatlas.com/medical/superbugs-bacteriophage-therapy-antibiotic-resistance/?fbclid=IwAR1nmCcl1f6xxeuywRuscl57ncKuJ9kP6WUOLSqFGf8yl8-aTvaSHJQOEck

As i read this a little light popped on over my head and i wondered if we could make bacteria with a cell wall that resembled human blood cells and put those in people to trick viuses into latchon ont it instead of blood cells and fining no suitable nucleus inside to take over and turn ito a viral replicator.


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I recall seeing an article about those before. In that article they cured someone who was basically heading for death's door and where all other conventional medication had failed. The hardest part was finding just the right one to tackle the problem and once done he was cured in a very short span of time.

The potential for them to not only be a cure, but also have very little side effects is a very big thing for medication. Not just in terms of creating cures, but also in terms of marketing and acceptance. One big thing a lot of the homeopathic and herbal remedies bank on is not having half a sheet of A4 (or more) of scary sounding side effects.

   
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This is really amazing. Of course some fools will object. Sigh.

Given this will likely only affect bacteria that have evolved to ABR form it won't do much to affect 'natural' bacteria, so that will be one less objection. Also if we can create this virus with a limited lifespan so it won't escape into the wild and do anything that will be gravy.

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 Matt Swain wrote:
Educated, factually aware people know that bacteria are evolving resistance to antibiotics and this is a big healthcare concern for the future.

Well, scientists haven't been sitting on their hands over this issue.|


Peep this. https://newatlas.com/medical/superbugs-bacteriophage-therapy-antibiotic-resistance/?fbclid=IwAR1nmCcl1f6xxeuywRuscl57ncKuJ9kP6WUOLSqFGf8yl8-aTvaSHJQOEck

As i read this a little light popped on over my head and i wondered if we could make bacteria with a cell wall that resembled human blood cells and put those in people to trick viuses into latchon ont it instead of blood cells and fining no suitable nucleus inside to take over and turn ito a viral replicator.




Bacteriophage are going to be the future for bacterial infections for sure, at the rate they are developing resistance to antibiotics.

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Global warming? Blame termites.


https://unrealfacts.com/termites-fart-animal/#:~:text=Believe%20it%20or%20not%2C%20but%20termites%20fart%20the,of%20it%20has%20to%20do%20with%20their%20diet.

The interesting thing is that termites not only produce methane but hydrogen in relatively great amounts. If their digestive systems could be artificially replicated on an industrial scale it might lead to mass producing of hydrogen fuel economically.

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https://www.slashgear.com/nasa-wants-to-turn-a-moon-crater-into-a-giant-radio-telescope-11616374/

A giant radio telescope free from earth's atmosphere and em pollution.


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