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The new /sci/ wiki
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Reminder: /sci/ is for discussing topics pertaining to science and mathematics, not for helping you with your homework or helping you figure out your career path.

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Unironically how the hell did two bicycle shop owners manage to accomplish this before any major government or academic scientist?

Second question, is the backyard independent scientist extinct in today's world?
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>>16240754
Well if you find someone crazy and committed enough, you could be just as capable as the big leagues. Don’t act like the Wright Bros did their shit on a hobby budget and didn’t sink most of their life saving and time into their work.

Now that I’m think about it, I wanna see some crazy guy build his own particle accelerator on his own Nevada ranch or something lol.
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>>16240675
>Second question, is the backyard independent scientist extinct in today's world?
you can be whatever you want elon musk was self taught
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>>16240675
I would FUCKING love to do experiments. However I got to pay bills cause shits fucking expensive. Throw in a wife and kids and I don’t even have time to think.
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>>16240675
>before any major government or academic scientist?
why would they accomplish it first?
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>>16241743
>elon musk
he does not invent, he buys

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[math]/\mathfrak{mg}/[/math]

Platonic universe edition
Talk maths, formerly >>16187402
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>>16241433
If we weren't on this Mongolian grasshopper board I'd think you must be a woman
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>>16240472
How old were you when you realized that the Microsoft Equation Editor is good enough for 99% of the times you would othewise tinkertranny with a hodge podge of various LaTeX modes?

Not only does Word let you enter Latex syntax, you can use the faster Unicode form.
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>>16240545
>useful
if you come into maths with that outlook for existence then you have the wrong disposition
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>>16240527
lol applied computer science fail
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>>16241233
>What is rigourously even meant by orientation here?
You know how in computer graphics if you specify three vertices in order, a triangle appears, but only from one side? And if you swap two vertices in the order, the triangle switches the way it's facing?
That exactly corresponds to what's meant by orientation here. The induced orientation is the order in which to specify the vertices so all the faces of the simplex are visible from the outside.
The way you can do that is by rotation. Define a_k = [v_0,..,v_k-1, v_k+1,...., v_n], and suppose you take a_0 as one of the faces as a convention. You want to obtain a_(k+1) from that of a_(k) (starting with v_0), by rotating the vectors v_0,...., v_n. Clearly you do that by a linear map that moves swaps v_k with v_(k+1) and leaves the other vertices untouched. This matrix has determinant -1, therefore it reverses the orientation, therefore you multiply by -1 to account for it so that the orientation stays the same.

Geeks miss the forest for the trees when discussing nuclear power. The spend so much time bleating about the energy density of uranium they miss out on every other aspect of nuclear power and why it is terrible.

The real reason it won't work is because of the cost. We already tried back during the oil embargo and couldn't get nuclear off the ground.
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>>16241144
If the sun stops working we have bigger problems then the cost of electricity
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>>16241214
The cost of natural uranium reactors is more expensive. The way we do it now is the cheapest way to get nuclear power and it sucks.
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>>16241171
If batteries were so expensive we wouldn't use them, we would just burn more fossil fuels. The thing is that using batteries is cheaper than fossil fuels, that's why we use batteries to support natural gas turbines now.
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>>16236439
>Geeks miss the forest for the trees when discussing nuclear power.
i keep reading Geeks as Greeks every time this thread poop up on the first page
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>>16241498
>The way we do it now is the cheapest way to get nuclear power
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Maybe cheapest according to whatever arbitrary hoops you have to jump through to build a reactor, but you can keep operating old reactors that don't have those hoops..

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I've noticed that many teenage girls nowadays have humongous boobs. Also the average cup size of women in general has increased over the decades. What is the mechanism behind this? Hormonal disruptors or does it go hand in hand with obesity rates?
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>>16236141
Atrazine causes increased estrogen, its also why menarche dropped by so much, also onions formula which is also estrogenic and birth control pills being flushed into toilet/down the drain which ends up in tap water

Dr. Mike Fitzpatrick, a New Zealand toxicologist estimates that an infant exclusively fed onions formula receives the estrogenic equivalent of at least five birth control pills per day.
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>>16241434
It's from lead deficiency.
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>>16236772
For someone who is always wrongly crying about dysgenics, he sure looks like the most dysgenic faggot in the UK.
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>>16241628
>wrongly crying about dysgenics
How is crying about dysgenics wrong?
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>>16241434
>exclusively fed onions formula

Kek, first time on this site z0y is used in earnest and its censored, onions formula kek, what are they, shrek?

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>A Star Trek episode from 1966 has a ''quasar-like object'' as a plot point
>The term 'quasar' was first coined by an astrophysicist in 1964, and quasars were not even known to exist before the 1950s
What other scientific discoveries entered common consciousness relatively quickly?
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>>16240959
LK-99 has a lot of political issues around it, but it's been verified to work. Unfortunately, chinese communists paperclipped it, so they also have it.
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>>16241152
Your info seems to be somewhat out of date. The superconductivity of LK-99 has failed to be validated by experiments.
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>>16240285
What's amazing is Microquasars exist
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microquasar

Which were unknown until relatively recently. The enhanced CGI effects used an artists rendition of a Microquasar for the bluray episode. "The Galileo 7" where the Microquasar is seen.
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>>16241168
I don't know, someone mentioned LLNL verified it and then went completely dark.
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>>16241227
>enhanced

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Why do smart people (STEM) tend to be so cultureless? Nowadays at least.

You'd think your intellect would lead you to searching for beauty and having a more philosophically rich worldview.
But a lot of STEM people tend to be very cultureless and enjoy the dreg of pop culture like everyone else, no refined tastes whatsoever.
Their worldview is usually just the most basic materialistic worldview, held by everyone else. And they think all philosophy is bullshit, not worth indulging.

IQ? do you consider yourself cultured?
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Beauty is overrated.
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>>16241735
Why do you think this? what's your I.Q/credentials?
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>>16241648
>You'd think your intellect would lead you to searching for beauty and having a more philosophically rich worldview
You think you have intellect, and yet you failed to grasp the basic of SURVIVAL and its social consequences
It's common sense that Smart people lack at will of their own, otherwise they would be a Threat t
Nevermind
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>>16241738
>namefag
>schizo
Like clockwork
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>>16241744
>step out of the line
>get banned
as simple that any brainded anon could understand it

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whats your favorite metamorphic rock
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>>16240463
newfag
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>>16240366
>whats your favorite metamorphic rock
Anthracite. Burning it produces energy AND makes liberals wet themselves.
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>>16240463
you ain't see shit if you think this is bad in any capacity
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die faggot
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https://i.4cdn.org/wsg/1718750431067362.webm?basalt

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How come John Bardeen is barely even well known within his field instead of being a household name like Einstein?
Bardeen was a much, much more important physicist than Einstein, Bardeen's work lead to major technological advancement that actually benefitted humanity while Einstein's work was practically useless. Bardeen is the only physicist with two Nobel prizes, if anyone should be the most famous 20th century physicist, it should be Bardeen, but instead it's Einstein and Bardeen isn't anywhere near the top of the list of most well known 20th century physicists
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>>16239697
How so?
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>>16240794
no it isn't, that myth is only believed by people who are too uneducated about physics to understand how GPS works
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>>16239828
More anti-semitic rubbish.
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There are so many examples of threads beginning by explaining why some scientist is overrated, only for the OP to later reveal that their disdain for the scientist is partly based on some anti-semitic trope.
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>>16239099
>the entire understanding of the Cosmos and existence
no discovery has ever done that

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In a lot of mangas and manhwas the spies will be black mailed with poison and have to go back to their handlers every week or the poison will start spreading through out their body

Im no scientist but could such a mechanism exist where you make a person take a pill and keep them on a leash by promising them the antidote on a weekly /monthly basis
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>>16241642
Yes. It exists. That's what HRT is. Also, heart medication. This is just how the pharmaceutical industry makes money.
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>>16241642
Yes it's possible. If you were smart about it you wouldn't call it poison though you'd call it a vaccine, and you wouldn't call it an antidote you'd call it a booster.
It'd be like taking any medication that prevents the spread or proliferation of an illness with regular injections, either to balance out the number or quantity or to inhibit the symptoms you'd develop from it. ARV drugs are an example of this, many pooftahs rely on these to stop the virus from replicating any more once it's inside them. If they stop taking them it replicates and does more damage.
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>>>/a/
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>>16241642
Nobody sane would ever spy for such a handler.
No matter what.

In fact a sane person would quite probably work against their handler in that case as a strategic deterrent.
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>>16241642
On a game theoretic level I don't get it. Why would this not be exploited by handlers to exploit their spies as work slaves?

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/sci/rony
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>>16238394
So are the Windsors
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>>16241587
Livestock doesn't damage the environment, they enhance it.
How could any rational person who believes in evolution assume that having animals on a piece of land would do anything other than make that land more hospitable to life?
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>>16241700
It's crucially dependent on how the animals are mangded, over grazing and soil compaction are real issues but there is insufficient room for nuance in the typically polar debates we are forced into here

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Honestly, fuck this planet. Why would anyone want to go here? Why are people deluded enough to think that we could ever live or establish a colony on this dusty rock?

Nothing but rocks and sand, I hope you can make everything you need out of metal, ceramic and glass and don't need silly frivolities like rubber or plastic to, for example, insulate electrical wires. No you can't just shit in the dead martian dust and grow potatoes, that's bullshit, you need a functioning biosphere to grow plants, and even if you could grow something the cosmic radiation will fuck them up because of Mars' piss weak magnetic.

We'd need Star Trek levels of replicator technology to live on Mars. If you have sufficient technology to live on Mars you have sufficient technology to live indefinitely in space, or on Earth itself after fucking it up.

Fuck Mars
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>>16206216
People want to go to Mars because it's a good place to attempt terraforming research projects dumbass.
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>>16241514
Terraforming is a syfy meme.
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>>16241543
One word. Fungus. Actually maybe three words. Genetically engineered fungus.
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>>16241674
One word: pressure. Not enough pressure.
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>>16241695
Idk man, I'm just one guy. AI and a group of genius scientists using their brain cycles could figure something out given enough time.

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Is it possible to use blackholes as a lense like a telescope?
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>>16241723
Ok
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>>16241723
So if you line up said blackholes in certain way we can build one of the largest space telescopes ever?
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>>16241725
Yes
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>>16241727
Interesting.
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>>16241727
Dont you think we ought to use this unique phenomenon to build some kind of contraption to find image habitable worlds outside the solar system.

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Does the fact that scientists are too dumb to figure out how to get hot girlfriends and wives despite massive amounts of time and effort devoted to analyzing and experimenting with the issue prove conclusively that scientists are low IQ?
My hypothesis is that scientists invented the IQ concept and IQ tests as a coping mechanism and that their falsely self-assigned high IQ status is just a grandiose delusion that helps them deal with the failure of their sexual lives. If scientists were legitimately smart they would be able figure out how to get the attractive women they lust after instead of jacking off to cartoons or inventing electronic plastic techno-vaginas to have sex with.
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>get laid
nothings stopping anyone from hiring a whore tho. I do it frequently when I'm horny.
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>>16241635
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>>16241635
Mathematicians get laid very easily.
t. mathematician
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>>16241635
Unfortunately it's just one of the many ways scientists fail at replication

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surgery based, medicine cringe edition

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We discuss research, DO NOT offer medical advice (just fucking go see your doctor), make fun of premeds and shitpost.
Keep vaccination/clamping/vitamin K/soliciting advice out of this thread and start your own because it takes a lot of space.
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>>16240339
imagine being brainwashed enough to pay to publish
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>>16241040
>I miss the struggle in med school.
Why do you want to struggle? Just live your life and enjoy your hobbies.
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>>16241656
>Implying that doctors can have lives besides being a doctor.
Kek. While the boomers are holding on to their parttime 9-5 family medicine practices in beautiful rural towns with lovely people who really appreciate their effort you on the other hand are doomed to work night shifts the rest of your live with people who are aggressive, drug addicted, obese, unwillingly pregnant, infectious and so on. No retirement and forever paying student loans because competition is pierce and since you're a doctor they will consider you overqualified for anything else. The joy of pursuing high status and ideals.
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>>16241680
Nice projection, bro.
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>>16241680
Nothing is stopping you from moving out of the crack-infested ghetto after residency lol. And they’ll pay a ton for you to move out to buttfuck-middle-of-nowhere Montana or Wyoming. Beautiful places


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