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Re: Science in the News

Post by Sir Moose » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:13 pm

In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.

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Re: Science in the News

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Re: Science in the News

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"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

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Re: Science in the News

Post by Rusty » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:06 pm

Echoes of a black hole - Ripples in space-time could herald the demise of general relativity and its replacement by a quantum theory of gravity

The researcher featured in the story is a character. The pre-print server ArXiv has a nice list of his papers. His research group likes interesting titles - Echoes from the Abysss and even Echoes from the Abyss: The Holiday Edition. LOL!

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Re: Science in the News

Post by Rusty » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:10 pm

Bring back the mammoth to fight global warming? It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

Really interesting. It's a very nice vimeo video & an editorial writeup on the Aeon site.

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Re: Science in the News

Post by Rusty » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:47 pm

It's curious what they highlighted as the news story. It's true but it's not all that surprising or maybe a consequence of the instrument. Their radio telescope, UTMOST, has a near-field of focus of 104 Kilometers so the FRBs have to be out beyond that. And that means if it can be sensed by UTMOST then it's astronomical. Kinda obvious, right? They're also trying to localize the FRB phenomena to specific galaxies because the direction places it outside the plane of the Milky Way but their resolution is a few arcseconds and that's not fine enough. Very cool telescope.

If it's an isotropic signal then it has huge power levels and if it's not isotropic then it's definitely scary.
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Re: Science in the News

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Rusty wrote:
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:10 pm
Bring back the mammoth to fight global warming? It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

Really interesting. It's a very nice vimeo video & an editorial writeup on the Aeon site.

https://vimeo.com/207624364
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Re: Science in the News

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In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.

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Re: Science in the News

Post by UncleBob » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:33 pm

Miralax/Gatorade solution?


Oh, negative MASS... Carry on.

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Re: Science in the News

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UncleBob wrote:
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Miralax/Gatorade solution?


Oh, negative MASS... Carry on.

:chili:
Before I clicked the link I wondered if it had something to do with a pessimistic priest.
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Re: Science in the News

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Re: Science in the News

Post by Rusty » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:26 pm

Something practical for a change...

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Re: Science in the News

Post by wosbald » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:41 am

+JMJ+

Catholic scientists converge in Chicago to ask big questions
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NASA Unveils Celestial Fireworks as the Official Image for Hubble 25th Anniversary. (Credit: NASA.)

CHICAGO - The first conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists will focus on beginnings: The origin of consciousness, the origin of human language, the origin of the cosmos, and the origin of living things.

“Might there be other planets that harbor life - perhaps one of the recently discovered earth-like ‘exoplanets’? Might there even be other universes?” reads an April 18 announcement of the event.

Almost 100 attendees are expected at the society’s inaugural conference to be held April 21-23 at Chicago’s Knickerbocker Hotel.

The society, founded in mid-2016, aims “to witness to the harmony between the vocation of the scientist and the life of faith.” It works to help foster fellowship among Catholic scientists and to provide a resource and discussion forum for those with questions about science and faith, while also adhering to Catholic teaching. …




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Re: Science in the News

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wosbald wrote:
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+JMJ+

Catholic scientists converge in Chicago to ask big questions
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NASA Unveils Celestial Fireworks as the Official Image for Hubble 25th Anniversary. (Credit: NASA.)

CHICAGO - The first conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists will focus on beginnings: The origin of consciousness, the origin of human language, the origin of the cosmos, and the origin of living things.

“Might there be other planets that harbor life - perhaps one of the recently discovered earth-like ‘exoplanets’? Might there even be other universes?” reads an April 18 announcement of the event.

Almost 100 attendees are expected at the society’s inaugural conference to be held April 21-23 at Chicago’s Knickerbocker Hotel.

The society, founded in mid-2016, aims “to witness to the harmony between the vocation of the scientist and the life of faith.” It works to help foster fellowship among Catholic scientists and to provide a resource and discussion forum for those with questions about science and faith, while also adhering to Catholic teaching. …
Now, if only some of the most vocal young earthers would find a way to attend, observe and "listen."
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Re: Science in the News

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Artificial womb?
An extra-uterine system to physiologically support the extreme premature lamb

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In the developed world, extreme prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity due to a combination of organ immaturity and iatrogenic injury. Until now, efforts to extend gestation using extracorporeal systems have achieved limited success. Here we report the development of a system that incorporates a pumpless oxygenator circuit connected to the fetus of a lamb via an umbilical cord interface that is maintained within a closed ‘amniotic fluid’ circuit that closely reproduces the environment of the womb. We show that fetal lambs that are developmentally equivalent to the extreme premature human infant can be physiologically supported in this extra-uterine device for up to 4 weeks. Lambs on support maintain stable haemodynamics, have normal blood gas and oxygenation parameters and maintain patency of the fetal circulation. With appropriate nutritional support, lambs on the system demonstrate normal somatic growth, lung maturation and brain growth and myelination.
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Re: Science in the News

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infidel wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:53 am
Artificial womb?
An extra-uterine system to physiologically support the extreme premature lamb

Abstract

In the developed world, extreme prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity due to a combination of organ immaturity and iatrogenic injury. Until now, efforts to extend gestation using extracorporeal systems have achieved limited success. Here we report the development of a system that incorporates a pumpless oxygenator circuit connected to the fetus of a lamb via an umbilical cord interface that is maintained within a closed ‘amniotic fluid’ circuit that closely reproduces the environment of the womb. We show that fetal lambs that are developmentally equivalent to the extreme premature human infant can be physiologically supported in this extra-uterine device for up to 4 weeks. Lambs on support maintain stable haemodynamics, have normal blood gas and oxygenation parameters and maintain patency of the fetal circulation. With appropriate nutritional support, lambs on the system demonstrate normal somatic growth, lung maturation and brain growth and myelination.
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Re: Science in the News

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Jester wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:56 am
infidel wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:53 am
Artificial womb?
An extra-uterine system to physiologically support the extreme premature lamb

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In the developed world, extreme prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity due to a combination of organ immaturity and iatrogenic injury. Until now, efforts to extend gestation using extracorporeal systems have achieved limited success. Here we report the development of a system that incorporates a pumpless oxygenator circuit connected to the fetus of a lamb via an umbilical cord interface that is maintained within a closed ‘amniotic fluid’ circuit that closely reproduces the environment of the womb. We show that fetal lambs that are developmentally equivalent to the extreme premature human infant can be physiologically supported in this extra-uterine device for up to 4 weeks. Lambs on support maintain stable haemodynamics, have normal blood gas and oxygenation parameters and maintain patency of the fetal circulation. With appropriate nutritional support, lambs on the system demonstrate normal somatic growth, lung maturation and brain growth and myelination.
This is great!!
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Re: Science in the News

Post by Sir Moose » Mon May 15, 2017 10:35 am

I suppose this must be the thread for this link. Or I suppose I could have started a 'Chickens in the News' thread. Anyway....

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Re: Science in the News

Post by wosbald » Mon May 15, 2017 10:52 am

+JMJ+
Sir Moose wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 10:35 am
I suppose this must be the thread for this link. Or I suppose I could have started a 'Chickens in the News' thread. Anyway....

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Re: Science in the News

Post by Rusty » Mon May 15, 2017 11:01 am

Sir Moose wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 10:35 am
I suppose this must be the thread for this link. Or I suppose I could have started a 'Chickens in the News' thread. Anyway....

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