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Old 2013-03-23, 22:09   Link #1801
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I think it's the same for the NFL, boxing, smoking, and eating unhealthy foods. One should have the ability to make these choices, but they should be made aware in a well-publicized manner that there are risks involved. I definitely think the information is out there in regards to things like smoking, but not so much on sports. For instance, lots of people in America think football is a healthy way to 'build character' and team building, etc. I like and enjoy the game (and my family is full of boxers and boxing fans), but I do think we need to have a more open dialogue that isn't all about the glorification of athletics. It's not all positives and damage can arise. Too often I hear that it's good exercise, makes one tougher, etc, but I'm not sure the benefits necessarily outweigh the risks.

Personally, while I played football in high school and watch the NFL, it's not something I'd recommend that people do to their bodies if they're concerned with long-term health. Anyways, and the same goes for boxing, if people would like to be 'tough' they can always participate in wrestling. I've found from my wrestling days just how practical some of those techniques are if you were in the unfortunate position to actually get in a physical confrontation (getting someone on the ground quickly). You don't have to take any blows to the head and it's quite fun, too. I actually miss it, lol. Weight lifting is another option, though I know that one doesn't always satisfy people's bloodlust so much For me, though, a good hard weightlifting session gets out all the aggression/energy without having to take any damage to my brain.
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Old 2013-03-24, 19:42   Link #1802
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Heart repair breakthroughs replace surgeon's knife:

"Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without
surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood
vessels.

Heart care is in the midst of a transformation. Many problems that once required
sawing through the breastbone and opening up the chest for open heart surgery
now can be treated with a nip, twist or patch through a tube.

These minimal procedures used to be done just to unclog arteries and correct less
common heart rhythm problems. Now some patients are getting such repairs for
valves, irregular heartbeats, holes in the heart and other defects — without major
surgery. Doctors even are testing ways to treat high blood pressure with some of
these new approaches."

See:

http://news.yahoo.com/heart-repair-b...153757671.html
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Old 2013-03-24, 21:17   Link #1803
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Analysis: J&J's answer to Botox may escalate war on wrinkles
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...92L0CU20130322

Universe is older than previously thought, new study shows
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...92K15Q20130321
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Old 2013-03-25, 05:56   Link #1804
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Scientists want to bring 22 animals back from extinction

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LAST WEEKEND AT a TEDx conference in Washington DC sponsored by National Geographic, scientists met to discuss which animals should be brought back from extinction. They also discussed the how, why and ethics of doing so.
They called it ‘de-extinction‘.
http://www.thejournal.ie/science-con...40062-Mar2013/
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Old 2013-03-25, 06:59   Link #1805
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Why the fuck do they want to resurrect sabertooth tigers.
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Old 2013-03-25, 07:16   Link #1806
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Why the fuck do they want to resurrect sabertooth tigers.
To keep Sumeragi's cat army away
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Old 2013-03-25, 07:18   Link #1807
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To keep Sumeragi's cat army away
How is that going to work. They are still CATS.

Though I would like to know how does a sabertooth catgirl looks like.
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Old 2013-03-25, 18:45   Link #1808
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Nanowires boost photovoltaics sunlight capture by 15X

Fifty-year-old theoretical solar power limit shattered:

"A team of European researchers has discovered that a single nanowire can
concentrate the amount of solar energy delivered to a photovoltaic cell by a
factor of up to 15, a breakthrough that could improve the efficiency of electricity-
producing solar cells.

"Due to some unique physical light absorption properties of nanowires, the limit
of how much energy we can utilize from the sun's rays is higher than previously
believed," said researcher Peter Krogstrup, reports the Neils Bohr Institute of the
University of Copenhagen.

Krogstrup was the lead author of a paper describing his team's discovery,
published on Sunday in the journal Nature Photonics, entitled "Single-nanowire
solar cells beyond the Shockley-Queisser limit"."

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03...photovoltaics/
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Old 2013-03-25, 18:58   Link #1809
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I want the Dodo.... I want to know how it taste..
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Old 2013-03-25, 19:14   Link #1810
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Why was it hunted to extintion again?
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Old 2013-03-25, 19:59   Link #1811
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Why was it hunted to extintion again?
Because there was no entrepreneur that decided to capture a few hundreds to breed in captivity. It baffles me to this day that the Japanese do not breed the whales they seem to be so fond of, nor there any efforts to build farms to produce the fish we take for granted nowadays.
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Old 2013-03-25, 20:57   Link #1812
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I think rearing whales in captivity is an awfully difficult task for a number of reasons. They are enormous, getting them their proper diet is difficult, and then there's behavioral issues like migratory instinct, echolocation for communication, etc. Not to mention the proper habitat for many of these coveted species is arctic. Same goes for commercial fishing. I don't know how you'd farm a fish like cod, which are quite large, swim in massive schools, and live off colder coastal waters. I did just look it up out of curiosity and I guess attempts have been made with varying success.

There are farms for salmon, however. Unfortunately, the cramped conditions make farmed salmon vulnerable to illness and infection (thus often pumped full of antibiotics) and they are usually fed a very unnatural diet, lowering their nutritional value.
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Old 2013-03-25, 21:11   Link #1813
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I always wanted to see a Dodo.
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Old 2013-03-26, 14:07   Link #1814
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Brain Scans Predict Which Criminals Are More Likely To Re-offend

Convicts showing low activity in a brain region associated with decision-making and action are more likely to be arrested again, and sooner.

We are one step closer for Psycho-pass scans to become a reality! <_< >_>
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Old 2013-03-26, 14:53   Link #1815
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Russia to replace current bombers with subsonic flying wing:

"The Russian air force has selected a subsonic Tupolev flying wing proposal as the
basis for its PAK-DA long-range bomber programme, according to command
sources quoted by local media. If confirmed, the choice would end a long
campaign by deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin to develop a hypersonic
aircraft, which appears to have been abandoned as technically incompatible with
the air force's insistence on extended-range performance and stealth
characteristics."

See:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...g-wing-383065/



Looks like the Russians are going for a B-2 wannabe.

New Chinese bomber a flying wing?:

"According to the Chinese Military Aviation blog, which tends to be fairly accurate
in tracking China's aviation developments, the People's Liberation Army Air Force
(PLAAF) will likely select a stealthy flying wing configuration for its new strategic
bomber program called the H-X."

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http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/th...flying-wi.html


First the Russians, now the Chinese. I wonder who'll try to build a B-2 knockoff
next?
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Old 2013-03-27, 21:02   Link #1816
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BlackBerry Dives As Z10 Debuts In U.S. With No Lines

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BlackBerry (BBRY) shares fell sharply Friday amid reports that there were no lines for the new Z10 handset, which AT&T (T) began selling in the U.S. on Friday. Demand also appears light in Canada and the U.K., say two analysts.
The Canada-based smartphone maker is set to report its latest earnings on Thursday.
BlackBerry fell 7.7% to 14.91 on the stock market today.

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Old 2013-03-29, 11:51   Link #1817
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How To Recognize the Plastics That Are Hazardous To Your Health
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Old 2013-03-30, 14:03   Link #1818
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Many times, it's not the massive, earth shattering or exotic discoveries that are the most important, but the small changes that make existing technology just that bit better.

The Wall Street Journal: With Bottle-Fillers in Mind, The Water Fountain Evolves.

One of those changes that seem so obvious, yet has only taken recently to implement.
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Old 2013-03-30, 15:40   Link #1819
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Many times, it's not the massive, earth shattering or exotic discoveries that are the most important, but the small changes that make existing technology just that bit better.

The Wall Street Journal: With Bottle-Fillers in Mind, The Water Fountain Evolves.

One of those changes that seem so obvious, yet has only taken recently to implement.
I think it is because people don't Macgyver things to serve their purpose. I remember throughout my school days, a few students (including me) rig the water coolers to fill out bottles by simply bringing a wrench to school and turning the tap outwards. Sure water leaks all over the place, but at least now we can drink and fill water at the same time.

A P.E teacher even ignored the "vandalism" we did and simply told us to turn the thing back in place once we are done.
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Old 2013-03-30, 16:42   Link #1820
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Water fountains are a curious thing.
They don't exist in Germany or anywhere I ever went, I never saw one in my life.
I wonder why.
Are they fed from normal tap water?
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