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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:39 pm

It should work on the small end too. And that buck would be mine, because I did this as an experiment in middle school Laughing.

The gravitational effects from the sun and the moon are too small to cause any effect, otherwise we'd have more interesting phenomena, like massive volcanic activity based on what time of day/lunar cycle it was.

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:59 pm

can you stand an egg up on top of another egg?

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:35 am

It would be a pain to get the second balanced, but it should be possible. The fastest way would be to balance the first, place a screw-on bottle cap on the other end of it (flat surface), then balance the second egg using that surface. The [MUCH] slower way is to just use the other egg surface.

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:12 am

Raytheon Unveils the XOS 2 Exoskeleton

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:52 pm

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2010/09/segway-company-owner-dead-drove-segway-off-cliff/1

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:35 pm

out of control on a segway?

that's not good...

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:35 am

A guy has successfully built a 16-Bit Arithmetic Logic Unit inside of Minecraft. If I had to guess, that's between a quarter square mile to a full square mile of space that it occupies in-game:


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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:35 pm

The first small, rocky planet orbiting within the habitable zone of a star outside the solar system has been discovered:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100929/sc_afp/usastronomyplanet_20100929210707
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-09/freshly-discovered-earth-planet-orbiting-nearby-star-could-be-first-truly-habitable-exoplanet

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:19 pm

meh.. there are thousands of them identified..
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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:57 pm

Will Bales wrote:
meh.. there are thousands of them identified..

ya...third rock from the sun.... Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:04 pm

Will Bales wrote:
meh.. there are thousands of them identified..

I know, I know, it's not surprising. It's just cool that we've finally confirmed that we found one (outside of the one we're currently sitting on). There are several hundred that are still being double-checked that the Kepler satellite has spotted so far.

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:27 pm

well, this is the most recent one to be talked about anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:39 pm

The other planets previously found in the Gliese 581 system turned out to be on the edges of the habitable zone (which drastically drops the probability of life on them). This one is right in the middle of that zone, hence the excitement.

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:26 pm

BEST MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO EVAAAAAAR!
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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:52 am

The new "best thing ever on Google Maps:"
http://gizmodo.com/5665243/airforces-top-secret-weapon-revealed-by-google-maps

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:15 am

you must be really bored... Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:09 am

Syntheon launches its 'Cosmic ray detector' this evening. They will be installed at 10 locations around Miami...more to come, ask Will, he know more about it than me.

A random awesome event right here in Miami!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:16 am

I'm sorry. I know I shouldn't. But I had to post this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMEJG5Jd6Bk
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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:55 am

rjw wrote:
Syntheon launches its 'Cosmic ray detector' this evening. They will be installed at 10 locations around Miami...more to come, ask Will, he know more about it than me.

A random awesome event right here in Miami!!!!

You know the faceplates? The ones with the really fine engraved lettering? That would be my handiwork (and dughi's) on the HAAS. 0.008" diameter endmills are tricky to machine with very quickly.

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:56 pm

Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:38 pm

New ultra-flexible, waterproof LEDs can be implanted under your skin:

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:26 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:11 pm

NASA & DARPA begin research toward colonizing other planets, potentially with the first permanent one-way trip to Mars in 2030:
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-10/%E2%80%98hundred-year-starship%E2%80%99-could-bring-humans-other-worlds-and-leave-them-there-forever

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:19 pm

I'm taking Kinematics and Dynamics next semester which is where I assume we will learn how to design gears and the such, but those look awesome. What about the efficiency though? There 'work' but wouldn't circle gears be the most constant?

And who wants to go to mars? ...wait, will there be alien girls? Sign me up!
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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:27 pm

WHOA:
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