Science - strawberry float YEAH

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PostRe: Science - strawberry float YEAH
by Quantum Name » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:29 pm

DBlock - you don't always deserve some of the stick you take on this forum but right now you're acting like a small, angry child, cool off a bit.

As for this story, well, that's just incredible. :o

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PostRe: Science - strawberry float YEAH
by Meep » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:33 pm

It would help if I knew what the strawberry float his problem was.

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PostRe: Science - strawberry float YEAH
by False » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:34 pm

Science is a conspiracy etc.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:04 pm

Meep wrote:It would help if I knew what the strawberry float his problem was.


He believes in God.










No, seriously, he does :lol:.

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PostRe: Science - strawberry float YEAH
by Knoyleo » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:10 pm

Oh wow, what a retard. :lol:

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by kiera229 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:28 pm

Mr Yoshi wrote:So, if I move a scalpel through the air really quickly, and break one of those piddly bonds, it'll create a nuclear explosion? Wow.

You'd actually have to "slice" through one of the atomic nuclei for that.

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PostRe: Science - strawberry float YEAH
by Quantum Name » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:42 pm

Most interesting thread on GRcade, derailed by theist vs. antitheist bitching.

Why can't we just all get along?

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:59 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Meep wrote:It would help if I knew what the strawberry float his problem was.


He believes in God.










No, seriously, he does :lol:.


What, in 2012?

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PostRe: Science - strawberry float YEAH
by False » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:02 pm

This thread is for science, not religious discussion.

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PostRe: Science - strawberry float YEAH
by Meep » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:17 pm

I wasn't even making a serious insult though... Don't get me wrong, I have will insult religion freely if prompted, but in that particular case I was not being serious.

Dblock, I apologise for insulting your imaginary friend.*

*Okay, that one was real, but he earned it.

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by Dark Ritual » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:18 pm

Lucien wrote:Image

So pretty. What is it, precisely?


Well, I've never seen one before- nobody has. But I'm guessing it's a white hole.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:37 pm

Dark Ritual wrote:
Lucien wrote:Image

So pretty. What is it, precisely?


Well, I've never seen one before- nobody has. But I'm guessing it's a white hole.


A white hole?

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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:47 pm

:lol:

Fetch me old brown trousers, bring them to me now, I'll wear them in the rigging as they fire across the bow. Fetch me old brown trousers, I fear we may be hit, for even if they shoot me now, they'll never see me... ;)
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PostRe: Science - strawberry float YEAH
by Cosmo » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:52 pm

Amazing.

Dblocks insults that make no sense and are completely retarded? Not so much.

"Danny Duberstein is good at two things. That's Math, and strawberry floatin'."
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by kiera229 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:24 pm

Lucien wrote:Image

So pretty. What is it, precisely?

Some kind of aromatic carbon skeleton.

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by Lime » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:28 pm

kiera229 wrote:
Lucien wrote:Image

So pretty. What is it, precisely?

Some kind of aromatic carbon skeleton.


It looks delicious. Kind of fruity I reckon.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:34 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Dark Ritual wrote:
Lucien wrote:Image

So pretty. What is it, precisely?


Well, I've never seen one before- nobody has. But I'm guessing it's a white hole.


A white hole?


Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. A black hole sucks time and matter out of the universe: a white hole returns it.

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PostRe: Science - strawberry float YEAH
by Meep » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:41 am

Are the balls supposed to be the field of electron around the nuclei of each atom? Seeing as electrons exist in multiple locations simultaneously, they would appear as a shell around each atom.

What I don't understand is what are they barraging these molecules with that can produce a picture when reflected? :?

AFM uses a tiny metal tip passed over a surface, whose even tinier deflections are measured as the tip is scanned to and fro over a sample.

The IBM team's innovation to create the first single molecule picture, of a molecule called pentacene, was to use the tip to pick up a single, small molecule made up of a carbon and an oxygen atom.

This carbon monoxide molecule effectively acts as a record needle, probing with unprecedented accuracy the very surfaces of atoms.

The mind boggles at how sensitiveness this gear must be. The vibrations of a sing fallen leaf would be like an earthquake to a single atom and easily ruin the entire reading. :shock:

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by Fatal Exception » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:49 am

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... -smallest/

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Scientists have taken the first ever snapshot of an atom's shadow—the smallest ever photographed using visible light. The imaging technique could have big implications for genetic research and cryptography, researchers say.

(Extreme Scientific Imaging: Best of 2011 Named.)

The pioneering shutterbugs used an electrical field to suspend a charged atom, or ion, of the element ytterbium in a vacuum chamber. They then shot a laser beam—about a thousand times wider than the atom—at the ytterbium.

The ytterbium atom absorbed a tiny portion of the light, and the resulting shadow was magnified by a lens attached to a microscope, then recorded via a digital camera sensor.

The team used ytterbium because they knew they could create lasers of the right color to be strongly absorbed by the element.

"Each element responds to different specific wavelengths ... so we would need different laser systems to use this technique on a different atom," said study leader Dave Kielpinski. Atoms, he added, are the smallest things that can be seen in visible light, and though the team's shadow shots are unprecedented, atoms themselves have been photographed before.

Since capturing the unique picture, the team has been refining their technique, creating (as yet unreleased) photos of ytterbium shadows twice as dark as in the above image, said Kielpinski, a physicist at Australia's Griffith University.

The group is also working on increasing the resolution of their images, so that it might one day be possible to see how the electrons orbiting an atom affect the shape of its shadow.

(Related: "Proton Smaller Than Thought—May Rewrite Laws of Physics.")

Atomic Encryption

The shadow-imaging technique could one day enable scientists to study DNA inside living cells by shining a laser at them and observing patterns of light absorption, the researchers say. Current techniques—involving attaching special molecules to DNA—are potentially harmful to cells.

(Also see "Higgs Boson Found? Without 'God Particle,' No Galaxies—And No Life.")

The technology might also one day be harnessed to send information across "quantum cryptography networks," which would use single atoms as data-storage devices and quantum physics to guarantee privacy, Kielpinski said.

"Our work gives a new way to get light to talk to single atoms," he added, "so we can cook up new protocols for these storage nodes."

The atom-shadow research is detailed in the July 3 issue of the journal Nature Communications.


Lasers? Check. Atoms? Check?

Science bitches 8-)

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PostRe: Science - strawberry float YEAH
by kiera229 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:45 am

Meep wrote:Are the balls supposed to be the field of electron around the nuclei of each atom? Seeing as electrons exist in multiple locations simultaneously, they would appear as a shell around each atom.

The green lines are bonds. The points where the lines intersect are carbon nuclei.

Just read through a copy of the full paper from Science. This stuff is awesome.

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