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  1. SpaceX to fly to Int'l Space Station in November

    >>HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) -- SpaceX's next mission is to the International Space Station. The Hawthorne, Calif.-based private rocket maker said Monday...

    Started by Dolemite‎, 08-15-2011 08:22 PM
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  2. The 100 Greatest Lies in Physics

    I just published my latest physics book The 100 Greatest Lies in Physics. ...

    Started by RayDog‎, 03-16-2017 03:15 PM
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  3. Robots more nimble than the average shagster

    Looks like some badass wheelchairs on the horizon.

    Started by loco‎, 03-01-2017 02:00 PM
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  4. Russia finally going to moon: Cosmonauts wanted!

    Russia is looking for a new batch of Cosmonauts for it's latest endeavor to finally reach the moon:...

    Started by MillerEP‎, 03-15-2017 01:27 PM
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  5. What sunrise looks like on different planets

    Brightside is usually a "fluff" pop culture website, but they have a really pretty post about What sunrise looks like on different planets. I...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 02-07-2017 01:55 PM
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  6. Movies for Nerdz

    Obligatory This could easily go in Varsity, but I think this is a better place for it. What this thread is for are movies that are...

    Started by Captain Ron‎, 11-29-2016 07:30 AM
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  7. Gravity Simulator

    I'm having fun playing around with this simulator. How many points can you get with your system? http://www.stefanom.org/spc/

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 06-01-2015 07:21 PM
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  8. A lot of Americans donít know a single scientist. We need to fix that.

    Interesting opinion piece, inspired by the upcoming March for Science. (Cloak Room is --> that way; yes, there's a political tone to this piece,...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 02-09-2017 11:55 AM
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  9. Obscure, unknowable stuff you wish you could know more about

    I hit an amateur scholar's dead end recently when tracking down a reference to a concept from Zoroastrianism, a subject with which I have never had...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 02-22-2017 04:48 PM
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  10. Hawking- Humans won't survive another 1,000 yrs on earth

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/stephen-hawking-humanity-wont-survive-1000-years-on-earth/ I think he underestimates our resiliency. But that little...

    Started by SBBruin‎, 11-16-2016 04:41 PM
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  11. "Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds"

    Interesting article in the New Yorker that has obvious implications for Cloak Room, but I'm putting it here because I'd rather discuss the psychology...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 02-20-2017 11:07 AM
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    03-27-2017, 03:53 AM Go to last post
  12. The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

    They don't come much nerdier than Francis Su, the valedictorian of my high school class (H.M. King High School, Kingsville, Texas, 1985). He also...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 02-05-2017 11:47 AM
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    03-27-2017, 03:34 AM Go to last post
  13. Mechanical Keyboard Meetup Details

    Figured Nerdz would be the ideal place for this. Details:...

    Started by main(String[] args)‎, 03-03-2017 05:50 PM
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    03-26-2017, 11:23 AM Go to last post
  14. Alan Watts

    I figure the people who come here would appreciate this more than those who would see it on the Bada Bing thread. ...

    Started by Dolemite‎, 03-26-2017 11:15 AM
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    03-26-2017, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  15. Google to announce ultra high speed Internet in Austin

    The city of Austin and Google Inc. are scheduled to make an announcement next week that sources say relates to installing high-speed Internet access...

    Started by Dirk Diggler‎, 04-05-2013 03:08 PM
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  16. synesthesia

    I think I have a touch of it myself as I've always associated certain colors with specific letters, numbers, and sounds. But this story is an...

    Started by Bolverk‎, 03-25-2017 02:39 PM
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  17. My next Smartphone

    Wasn't long ago every newest smartphone offering was LIGHTYEARS ahead of the other offerings of the time. Somewhere around the Galaxy S5 or so, that...

    Started by Parliament‎, 03-13-2017 10:43 AM
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    03-24-2017, 01:50 PM Go to last post
  18. Amazon. Google. Apple

    Music. TV. Shopping You can throw in Netflix or Facebook, but right now the three giants fighting for your e-commerce are Google, Amazon, and...

    Started by neonmoon44‎, 03-11-2017 04:48 PM
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    03-23-2017, 07:18 PM Go to last post
  19. Android Apps Webview

    I made a rinky dink web app for grins and am turning it into an android app for fame and profit. I have done this using the WebView class. I'm...

    Started by branthebuilder‎, 03-19-2017 08:51 AM
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    03-19-2017, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  20. Happy Pi Day

    $#@!. I forgot to get pie.

    Started by Celery Man‎, 03-14-2017 12:05 PM
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    03-14-2017, 10:21 PM Go to last post
  21. Using Tree Rings to Predict Volcanic Activity

    From the bizarre cross-disciplinary exercises files, a cool story from Switzerland. Can tree rings predict volcanic eruptions?

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 03-13-2017 01:55 PM
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  22. What's in your "smart home"?

    I haven't really jumped into the whole "connected home" thing, but wondering if anyone has installed any cool tech that they love. Only thing I've...

    Started by LongIslandIceSIP‎, 11-30-2016 12:53 PM
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  23. Internet Of Things OEMR 3000 Client Identity Module

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=HP35C&fileId=3499683996&osCode=W764&productCode=optiplex-3040m-desktop&langu...

    Started by Chester-Peterson‎, 03-09-2017 08:07 AM
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    03-12-2017, 09:25 AM Go to last post
  24. Smart watches

    I just picked up a Samsung Gear S3 for use as a fitness tracker but I'll be damned if this thing is way more fun than I thought it would be. I've got...

    Started by Hmbre97‎, 03-10-2017 10:58 PM
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    03-11-2017, 03:42 PM Go to last post
  25. Five Year Old Spelling Champ

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/bee-keeper--year-old-wins-regional-spelling-bee-trip/article_dca62a05-8062-509f-a351-a2cda66e93d3.html

    Started by TahoeHorn‎, 03-05-2017 06:02 PM
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  26. Help - My tech websites are turning into the Cloak Room

    $#@!. Every day it seems more and more articles are about Trump and less about tech and science. What are the good tech/science websites y'all are...

    Started by HoustonHorn‎, 01-25-2017 05:11 PM
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  27. If the Earth were to shatter into several smaller pieces...

    ...would the atmosphere just kind of float off into space, leaving everyone gasping for oxygen? (I'm assuming the size of the planet generates the...

    Started by FredtheMonkey‎, 02-22-2017 03:14 PM
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  28. Composite metal foams (CMF) stops bullets, radiation and cures cancer

    well, maybe not the last bit, but it's still pretty cool. ...

    Started by bernorange‎, 02-24-2017 12:54 PM
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  29. Mammophant

    $#@! this is cool. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/feb/16/woolly-mammoth-resurrection-scientists

    Started by Biff Tannen‎, 02-16-2017 02:14 PM
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  30. Explain Slack to me

    It seems to be all the rage but I don't get it. Is it just another chat client? Also why doesn't this forum show up on Tapa?

    Started by Buzzrock‎, 02-02-2017 09:50 AM
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  31. Dr. Steven Greer Interviews William Pawelec - Raw Video

    I have watched this several times. Its not so much what he says, it rather how he says and how he is able to put in it in context with body language...

    Started by Dolemite‎, 12-04-2016 07:29 PM
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  32. The beginning of "time" thread (with and without nerdz)

    Since we kinda derailed the Stupid $#@! non Nerdz Say thread with talk about the definition of time (vs the understanding of time)... I figured I'd...

    Started by Snacks‎, 12-14-2016 02:36 PM
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  33. NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System

    https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-host-news-conference-on-discovery-beyond-our-solar-system

    Started by Michael Knight‎, 02-20-2017 11:55 PM
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  34. Two Factor Authentication and SSO

    Does anyone manage a product that does this for an employer that has 500 - 1000 employees? Currently have info from Duo and Okta. Any...

    Started by Orange&White‎, 01-05-2017 01:56 PM
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  35. Explain CRISPR technology

    And please use small words. How does it work, why is it so important. Thanks.

    Started by Parliament‎, 02-16-2017 10:44 PM
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  36. Accident involving self-driving car

    I was driving home tonight on 101 North through Mountain View about 10:30pm. There was a massive accident on 101 South. At least four cars...

    Started by Grammer Police‎, 11-22-2016 02:59 AM
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    02-19-2017, 01:23 AM Go to last post
  37. Anyone running a PLP setup?

    Anyone running a portrait landscape portrait setup, like this? This is for work and right now I'm running a workstation that's a few years old...

    Started by Blain‎, 02-14-2017 08:13 AM
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  38. Damn Space you scary!

    Scary that it can get this close and not be noticed until it's nearly already on top of us (cosmically speaking): ...

    Started by MillerEP‎, 01-26-2017 02:28 PM
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  39. EmDrive

    We discussed the emdrive when we were on bada bing. Thread didn't make it over. Some updates since then. The NASA paper was released, with a...

    Started by Grammer Police‎, 12-13-2016 04:19 PM
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    02-15-2017, 01:32 PM Go to last post
  40. Math Puzzles

    I posted some math questions in a thread some time ago and was surprised at how quickly they were solved. I figured I would post some more to pass...

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 06-08-2015 09:49 AM
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  41. How stupid infeasible is my app idea

    Recently had an idea for a chat app that was inherently as secure as voice calls. That is, unless someone is explicitly recording there is no record...

    Started by branthebuilder‎, 02-04-2017 08:35 AM
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  42. Lightbulb Could Shaggy Nerdz build a better forum platform than vBulletin?

    I often lament how antiquated and inextensible this forum software. I've also heard Bob mention how $#@!bersome it is to manage and add to. And...

    Started by TJ‎, 01-30-2017 09:29 PM
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  43. Real-time Facial Reenactment; Audio Manipulation

    I ran across this Disney video a while back and posted in the Rogue One thread. It shows how both voice and facial expressions can be manipulated to...

    Started by Blain‎, 01-11-2017 04:31 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    02-06-2017, 12:45 PM Go to last post
  44. Stupid $#@! non Nerdz Say

    I don't mean for this to be a thread about making fun of people because we think we're smarter than them because we've studied a subject they...

    Started by ut_ob1‎, 11-04-2016 04:48 PM
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  45. cool interactive rundown of overarching physics theories and interrelationship...

    fun interactive map...particularly for lay people in these topics. https://www.quantamagazine.org/20150803-physics-theories-map/

    Started by sidis‎, 12-19-2016 04:18 PM
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    02-01-2017, 05:05 PM Go to last post
  46. New MacBook Pro

    Watched the keynote today, really like what Apple is doing with the Touch Bar. Was much more functional and better then I was expecting. But then the...

    Started by Lobwedgephil‎, 10-27-2016 06:17 PM
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    01-31-2017, 04:45 PM Go to last post
  47. Solar Desalinization for Fun and Profit...

    ...or maybe just for mere survival. Anyway, this sounds extremely cool. A technological advance that brings the cost of a "home desalinization"...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 01-31-2017 01:30 PM
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    01-31-2017, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  48. Still not as cool as transparent aluminum

    The "Holy Grail of high pressure physics": Metallic hydrogen, once theory, becomes reality

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 01-27-2017 11:03 AM
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    01-30-2017, 09:30 PM Go to last post
  49. Diamond batteries made from nuclear waste and Vanadium flow batteries

    Searched and didn't see anything. Seems like a big deal. Link Vanadium-Flow batteries

    Started by NaTe WHO‎, 01-25-2017 07:36 PM
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    01-26-2017, 11:11 AM Go to last post
  50. COMAP's Mathematical Contest in Modeling

    Did anyone every take part in this while they were in school? http://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/index.html My daughter was invited by...

    Started by davidg‎, 01-20-2017 02:40 PM
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