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Curious layman

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  1. Ok complete guess and I know your looking for someone more qualified, but surely the lighter one would go further due to more friction on the heavier one.
  2. Could it be a trick question?
  3. A bit off topic, but Tom Hanks would be the perfect lead. Apparently him and his wife have tested positive. Hope he recoverers, He's one of your greatest actors.
  4. I don't think it's that far fetched to be honest. Alot more effective than a suicide bombing. Easier to get it into a country than a bomb. Think of a 'lone wolf', catch coronavirus and just go around leaving your germs everywhere. Dont think it would be as easy or as effective as it sounds, but it does makes me wonder. 100 years till the end of humanity is a being a bit pessimistic though.
  5. Model of the 2320 hemolithin molecule after MMFF energy minimization. Top: in space-filling mode; Center: ball and stick; Bottom: enlarged view of iron, oxygen and lithium termination. White = H; orange = Li; grey = C; blue = N; red = O and green = Fe. Hydrogen bonds are shown by dotted lines. Credit: arXiv:2002.11688 [astro-ph.EP] https://phys.org/news/2020-03-protein-meteorite.amp?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral
  6. Check this out. Radiooooo.com Music from 1900-now, from anywhere in the world (almost). Just click on a decade then a country. http://radiooooo.com/# To change the song, change the mood setting- slow fast weird. It's in Beta mode so it's not perfect.
  7. FSU physicists proposed a new particle (yellow) to explain recently reported rare kaon (blue) decays to neutral pions (orange). Credit: Florida State University https://phys.org/news/2020-03-physics-subatomic-particle.html
  8. I'm not convinced. I don't think being forgetful whilst talking, especially in public, is a definite sign of cognitive decline. That video is nothing more than a blooper reel. And Walker Bragman is a journalist and cartoonist not a neurologist. Not what I would call a credible source of information.
  9. Mohamed Abdus Salam: Pakistani theoretical physicist. He won the 1979 Nobel prize with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg for their work on electroweak unification theory. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdus_Salam#Religion
  10. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeman_Dyson Freeman Dyson, best known for the Dyson sphere has died today aged 96. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/28/science/freeman-dyson-dead.html
  11. 'Is there any psychobiological benefit to throwing i the odd really simple level, that is quick to complete' Personally I would prefer the levels to get progressively harder with easier bits within the levels themselves to aid progress and encouragement. A hard level followed by an easy level followed by a hard level doesn't make much sense to me. There's a certain satisfaction completing a hard level. Maybe instead of easy, make it more fun instead. What about bonus levels? A chance to boost your points or win some goodies that can be applied to the next level. Good luck with
  12. 'Your moderators are liars and thieves' He's an 'Evil Liar' actually. Not sure about the thieving though.
  13. Researchers have held individual atoms and released them to interact for the first time. Their secret weapon is a set of three optical tweezer setups to hold atoms in suspension. They made predictions about the few-body problem, but were surprised by their results. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/amp31026792/scientists-hold-atoms-quantum-physics/?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral
  14. I should be in bed, but it's Friday tomorrow so work can kiss my ass, I'm listening to this instead. Enjoy.
  15. You wouldn't want to see a supernova? Why not, it's too far away to harm us. Would be the most spectacular thing anybody has seen. Just breathtaking. I would love to witness it.
  16. Confused. Arrive back where? The start of the Big Bang. Why 880 billion years instead of 13 billion. Sorry if I'm being ignorant.
  17. https://www.sciencealert.com/nothingness-has-friction-and-we-need-the-fastest-spinning-object-ever-made-to-measure-it
  18. Parent, apart from that I don't think any of those jobs above will be safe from AI. Some would be much better with AI. AI defence lawyer would be a much better lawyer than what most people can afford, it would know everything, every area of law, every loophole, everything. Instantly too. Health care assistant too. Think of the knowledge it could possess not to mention the abuse cases you hear about. Teaching too I reckon. Imagine history class, would be much better. Factory worker making car parts would be the best though. 😏 Athlete's will be the safest I think.
  19. https://nypost.com/2020/02/05/scientists-bewildered-after-monster-galaxy-dies-without-warning/amp/?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ab5b9f
  20. No different to the theatre, not the movies. It's just another form of entertainment. The kids think it's real, and the parents know it's fake. Good guys against bad guys. Perfect family entertainment. Each to their own, as they say. And some good role models too i think. - the Rock being the most obvious one.
  21. It's not a sport like boxing or MMA, it's entertainment based. I get the impression it's the 'characters' that people like - 'the Rock', Hulk Hogan etc.. a bit of escapism, no different than going to the theatre, just a lot more fun.
  22. https://familylifegoals.com/extinct-formosan-clouded-leopard-seen-in-taiwan-for-the-first-time-since-disappearing-over-30-years-ago/?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral
  23. Some good news...They have a vaccine, but it will take up to two years before it's fit for use. Not sure how good this actually is though. Question: in the future, will it be possible to develop vaccines and release them immediately whilst still being safe? Maybe using advanced AI or something. https://www.vice.com/amp/en_asia/article/y3mw37/scientists-have-already-developed-a-coronavirus-vaccine?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral
  24. https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-caught-a-star-in-the-act-of-warping-the-fabric-of-space-and-time/amp?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral An illustration of frame dragging. (Mark Myers/OzGrav ARC Centre of Excellence)
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