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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2006, 02:13:47 PM »
^^^^^ agreed  :D
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2006, 02:37:12 PM »
I disagree with the major, it's still funny.  Now we must drop this on them:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y106/Jedigreedo/thanks-for-the-info.jpg

This is hilariously pathetic, I hope people just ignore their ignorant threats over it, they get offended by every little thing and people bend to their will so they'll stop threatening death and destruction.  They're acting like spoiled brats and it's old, it got old back during the muhammad crap.
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2006, 05:58:12 PM »



... ;D
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2006, 06:06:58 PM »
>_< Yuck ugh ouch ugh ugh... someone invented the one two three punch I see...
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2006, 09:51:59 PM »
Clergyman molested Foley as teen

Its the same excuse most molesters/pedophiles use. ::)

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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2006, 05:03:03 PM »
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science/10/04/teleportation.reut/index.html

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Scientists teleport two different objects

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Beaming people in Star Trek fashion is still in the realms of science fiction but physicists in Denmark have teleported information from light to matter bringing quantum communication and computing closer to reality.

Until now scientists have teleported similar objects such as light or single atoms over short distances from one spot to another in a split second.

But Professor Eugene Polzik and his team at the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University in Denmark have made a breakthrough by using both light and matter.

"It is one step further because for the first time it involves teleportation between light and matter, two different objects. One is the carrier of information and the other one is the storage medium," Polzik explained in an interview on Wednesday.

The experiment involved for the first time a macroscopic atomic object containing thousands of billions of atoms. They also teleported the information a distance of half a meter but believe it can be extended further.

"Teleportation between two single atoms had been done two years ago by two teams but this was done at a distance of a fraction of a millimeter," Polzik, of the Danish National Research Foundation Center for Quantum Optics, explained.

"Our method allows teleportation to be taken over longer distances because it involves light as the carrier of entanglement," he added.

Quantum entanglement involves entwining two or more particles without physical contact.

Although teleportation is associated with the science-fiction series Star Trek, no one is likely to be beamed anywhere soon.

But the achievement of Polzik's team, in collaboration with the theorist Ignacio Cirac of the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany, marks an advancement in the field of quantum information and computers, which could transmit and process information in a way that was impossible before.

"It is really about teleporting information from one site to another site. Quantum information is different from classical information in the sense that it cannot be measured. It has much higher information capacity and it cannot be eavesdropped on. The transmission of quantum information can be made unconditionally secure," said Polzik whose research is reported in the journal Nature.

Quantum computing requires manipulation of information contained in the quantum states, which include physical properties such as energy, motion and magnetic field, of the atoms.

"Creating entanglement is a very important step but there are two more steps at least to perform teleportation. We have succeeded in making all three steps -- that is entanglement, quantum measurement and quantum feedback," he added.

 

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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2006, 05:43:00 PM »
^^^ Wow.... cool.

That's all I can really say there.  ;D  Very cool.
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2006, 06:02:18 PM »
I absolutely have to say it. I can't stop myself. I have to say it. I just do. Here we go:

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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2006, 06:43:46 PM »
Weeelllll, we're gettin' closer, folks. We're gettin' closer.;D
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2006, 11:20:05 PM »
How sad is this?

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VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian authorities have discovered the body of a man who apparently died at home in bed five years ago, a Vienna newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The corpse of Franz Riedl, thought to have been in his late 80s when he died, went undetected for so long because his rent had been paid by automatic order from the bank account into which he received his pension, the daily Kurier said.

Neighbors said there was no strange smell coming from Riedl's apartment and authorities who found the body after a court order was given to enter said his body appeared to have "mummified" and was well preserved.

"He had been frail and a woman had helped him," the husband of the apartment block's caretaker told Kurier, adding that mail had always piled up outside the pensioner's flat. "We thought he had moved in with her or gone to an old people's home."

Police said they were not certain as to exactly when the man had died, but that they had found only schilling notes in the apartment -- the currency used by Austria before the introduction of the euro on January 1, 2002.

It's kind of depressing to think that he died and no one missed him for five years. :(
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2006, 11:31:52 PM »
I believe I once saw something similar only it was a Chinese woman.

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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2006, 11:46:07 PM »
That is sad. Luckily, that would never happen to me. There would be a lot of angry people if I didnít show up to the hospital in the morning.

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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2006, 12:35:50 AM »
That is sad. Luckily, that would never happen to me. There would be a lot of angry people if I didnít show up to the hospital in the morning.

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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2006, 12:40:52 AM »
That is sad. Luckily, that would never happen to me. There would be a lot of angry people if I didnít show up to the hospital in the morning.

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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2006, 12:40:54 AM »
Heh...actually, I meant my boss and the other doctors on my team, who would have to pick up my share of the work. I donít think theyíd be pleased.

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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2006, 03:06:13 AM »
How time flies.... ;D

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On Zippy New Planets, a Year is Just Hours Long

A recently spied planet orbits so close to its star that a new year comes every 10 hours.

Called SWEEPS-10, the planet [image] belongs to a newfound class of zippy exoplanets called ultra-short-period planets (USPPs) that have orbits of less than a day.

The Hubble Space Telescope recently spotted five USPPs, all about the size of Jupiter, in a crowded star field [image] near the galactic bulge of our Milky Way galaxy as part of an exoplanet survey called the Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS). A total of 16 planet candidates were found, all with relatively short orbital periods.

"These are the farthest planets detected so far around some of the faintest stars," study leader Kailash Sahu of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Maryland told reporters at a NASA press conference.

Extrapolated to the entire Galaxy, the Hubble results suggest the Milky Way contains at least 6 billion Jupiter-sized planets, researchers say.

The findings are detailed in the Oct. 5 issue of the journal Nature.

The new planets were discovered using the transit technique, in which researchers calculate a planet's mass and size based on the periodic dimming of starlight the planet creates when it passes in front of its parent star.

Previously, the shortest known orbital period for a planet was 1.2 days and belonged to a "hot Jupiter," a giant gas planet that also orbited close to its star. In our solar system, Mercury is the closest planet to our Sun and has an orbital period of 88 days. Earth, located farther away, takes about 365 days to make one full orbit.

Unlike with hot Jupiters, the stars the USPPs orbit are small. The star that SWEEPS-10 orbits has less than half the mass of our Sun. The stars' small sizes are likely what allow the planets to orbit so close, the researchers say. Planets orbiting larger stars at such close ranges would be destroyed.

"If sun-like stars have this kind of planet close to the star, it would simply evaporate the planet," Sahu said.

SWEEPS also confirmed something that astronomers have long suspected: that stars rich in heavy elements like carbon and iron are more likely to have planets.

"We wanted to now if this holds halfway around the galaxy," said study team member Mario Livio, also of STScI. "We found that indeed, it does hold. If you find a star rich in heavy elements, there's a high probability that there will be a planet around it."

Alan Boss, a planet expert at the Carnegie Institution of Washington who was not involved in the study, said the new findings underscore the fact that the three types of planets found in our solar systemórocky planets, ice giants and gas giantsóalso appear to be abundant in the universe at large.

"We know that all three examples are out there, and that gives us great hope for the future of the field," Boss said.
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2006, 08:57:51 AM »
Iiiiiiiinteresting.
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« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2006, 09:56:11 AM »
^^^^ Cool :o
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2006, 02:14:08 PM »
I year of no more then 10 hrs? Highly unusual.
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #44 on: October 07, 2006, 12:50:51 PM »
Apparently not.  They found 6 in very close proximity to each other.
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2006, 08:18:46 PM »
Huh. Interesting.
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #46 on: October 08, 2006, 12:34:40 AM »
The reason itís possible is because the starís mass (and radius) is significantly less than that of our sun...a planet orbiting the sun at such a distance would not still be in existence today.

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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #47 on: October 08, 2006, 09:04:36 AM »
Probably yes, but it's likely there are others in other regions closer to us.
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« Reply #48 on: October 08, 2006, 01:24:27 PM »
Probably yes, but it's likely there are others in other regions closer to us.

To which comment are you replying? A planet closer to us would have an orbital period closer to an (Earth) year, naturally.

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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #49 on: October 09, 2006, 10:52:39 AM »
The reason itís possible is because the starís mass (and radius) is significantly less than that of our sun...a planet orbiting the sun at such a distance would not still be in existence today.

Modified to correct spelling.

True enough.

I wonder how hot the surface of those planets are?
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