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10,000 Hour Myth?

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Posted: June 24th, 2011
at 2:25pm by mnp


Categories: life,games,weaponry,9th dan,science,2 hours on the internet,boredom killer,"ninja",diy,development

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Car Accidents and Alcohol

In the United States, the blood-alcohol limit may be 0.08 percent, but no amount of alcohol seems to be safe for driving, according to a University of California, San Diego sociologist. A study led by David Phillips and published in the journal Addiction finds that blood-alcohol levels well below the U.S. legal limit are associated with incapacitating injury and death. (Source)

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Posted: June 22nd, 2011
at 8:01am by mnp


Categories: not ninja-worthy,whips,science,drinks

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Growing Human Organs… in pigs

I read this article this morning, and it kinda bugged me out:

Scientists have found they can create chimeric animals that have organs belonging to another species by injecting stem cells into the embryo of another species.

The researchers say the technique could allow pigs to grow human organs from patient’s stem cells for use as transplants.

By using a patient’s own stem cells it could help to reduce the risk of the transplanted organ being rejected while also providing a plentiful supply of donor organs.

Current organ shortages mean that patients must endure long waiting lists for transplants.  (Click here to read the full article on this research)

Now, this is all well and good for people on transplant waiting lists, but I wonder about whether or not I’d want this pig grown organ.  Besides ethical issues, it just sounds kinda nasty.  All in all, this could be a major breakthrough, years in the making.  Now, just wait til the church gets a hold of this.

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Posted: June 21st, 2011
at 8:41am by Black Ock


Categories: grub,fo' real?,science,10th dan,health

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On the Singularity…

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Posted: June 20th, 2011
at 3:54pm by mnp


Categories: science,development,philosophy,education

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Flight of the Gossamer Condor

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Posted: June 19th, 2011
at 10:22am by mnp


Categories: myninjaplease,green,design,science,competitions,development,innovation

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Skydiving on Saturn

Daredevils regularly bail out at high altitude to skydive through Earth’s atmosphere but what would it be like to skydive on Saturn?

Would you jump in summer into an atmosphere shrouded in a yellow-ochre haze, aim for winter when the planet is tinged blue, or maybe leap into the shadow of those famous rings?

These thoughts were prompted by new research from an international team led by Oxford University scientists into a powerful storm on Saturn first spotted in December 2010.

‘What we see when we look at Saturn in visible light is the top of the cloud decks - that’s near the top of the troposphere or ‘weather zone’ - made up of ammonia clouds and other hazy materials,’ Leigh Fletcher of Oxford University’s Department of Physics, who led the work, tells us.

‘This top layer of cloud is a bit like the skin of an apple, it stops us seeing the body and ‘core’ of the planet underneath.’ What lies beneath is a mystery, but Saturn sometimes shows its true colours in spectacular fashion.

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Posted: June 9th, 2011
at 8:25pm by mnp


Categories: space

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Is There a New Geek Anti-intellectualism?

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Mind and Machine: The Future of Thinking

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Posted: June 7th, 2011
at 11:26am by mnp


Categories: science,innovation

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Rebooting the Cosmos: Is the Universe the Ultimate Computer?

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Posted: June 6th, 2011
at 11:19am by mnp


Categories: computers,science,development,space

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