Science!: Boobs or Butt and Black Holes (Again)

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Science!: Boobs or Butt and Black Holes (Again)

Inside: World's first artificial black hole created! Bracelets make decisions for you! A picture of a hot chick!

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Lauren Admire is a Cylon.

AAHHHHH!!!

oh, black holes sound pretty scary too.
And I'm really not suprised about anything on the second page.

I like both face and body

just depends but if had to make me choose between boobs and ass I will go with "ass"

Well that "black hole" concept sounds very useful.

And the emotion thing would just be funny. I'd enjoy watching people's as they get more and more worked up about things.

What happens to the EmoBowl if you die suddenly?

Jedamethis:
What happens to the EmoBowl if you die suddenly?

Shatters into a thousand pieces, which are then buried with you.

Jedamethis:
What happens to the EmoBowl if you die suddenly?

That's really how they made the black holes.

Man, what happened to those silly things like being self-critical and second-guessing your own decisions and motivations? Now we've got a bowl for that.

...wait a second, my bowl is saying that this topic is getting me agitated. I suppose I'd better go have a lie-down.

Also: I'm a face man. I don't discount a nice body, though! ;)

I read this ever week and it is good as always except one thing: they have invented a black hole? Does it have an extremely high gravity field? Does it absorb light? Does it affect surrounding objects?. No it doesn't. It absorbs microwave radiation.
So can the walls of the microwave in my kitchen.
Therefore it is not a black hole by any defination.
Otherwise awesome work

The last page seriously reminded me of the Geth. This won't end well.

The microwave hole (not a black hole) showed up in Off-Topic a little while ago, way to miss your cue Lauren. Really, how can we take your section seriously if you don't read every other topic on the site to make sure it hasn't been done before.*
*sarcasm

The EmoBowl and watch seem like more of a toy than a tool. Most people are capable of making decisions, and they don't need a pretty bowl to tell them their stressed. I would just use it for the mesmerizing factor.

*facepalm*
The device described in the first section isn't a "black hole." It is a perfect (or near-perfect) absorber of light (at the correct frequency), which isn't unuseful, but it is by no stretch of the imagination a gravitational singularity.

Besides, we already have LASER-modified silicon surfaces that do the same thing ("black silicon"); lots of nanoscale ridges on the surface trap the light.

Acidwell:
I read this ever week and it is good as always except one thing: they have invented a black hole? Does it have an extremely high gravity field? Does it absorb light? Does it affect surrounding objects?. No it doesn't. It absorbs microwave radiation.
So can the walls of the microwave in my kitchen.
Therefore it is not a black hole by any defination.
Otherwise awesome work

Well, microwaves generated by a microwave are absorbed by the water, fats, and sugars in the food, and converted into heat energy, thus cooking your food. So, the microwave isn't really capturing microwaves, or absorbing them. The microwaves are converted into energy, which is different than being absorbed and trapped in a metamaterial.

shark77:
*facepalm*
The device described in the first section isn't a "black hole." It is a perfect (or near-perfect) absorber of light (at the correct frequency), which isn't unuseful, but it is by no stretch of the imagination a gravitational singularity.

Besides, we already have LASER-modified silicon surfaces that do the same thing ("black silicon"); lots of nanoscale ridges on the surface trap the light.

I agree, essentially. But "Scientists create first Artificial Black Hole" reads better than "Scientists Create MetaMaterial that Absorbs Microwaves and Traps Them, Which is Like a Black Hole, But Not Really." :P

It's essentially just a lure to draw readers in, give them something recognizable to compare the concept to, and teach them something in the process.

the whole emo-braclet/bowl thing looks quite cool as its the most plausible of the idea's this week. Cool stuff!

Lauren Admire is a Cylon.

It's useless, Admire. Any robot worth his microchips can tell you are a flimsy human due to your thermal signature and whatnot. (And I will continue to call you Admire so I can make stupid puns on demand.)

China, eh? Chinese discoveries suprisingly often end up with their scientists shuffling their feet and pretending to look under their desks for a pencil when asked for hard evidence. Was this one really confirmed? I, being a very busy person, cannot go assert this myself, for I have just acquired the rope I require to retrieve a very important water chip and must soon be elsewhere.

Lauren Admire:

shark77:
*facepalm*
The device described in the first section isn't a "black hole." It is a perfect (or near-perfect) absorber of light (at the correct frequency), which isn't unuseful, but it is by no stretch of the imagination a gravitational singularity.

Besides, we already have LASER-modified silicon surfaces that do the same thing ("black silicon"); lots of nanoscale ridges on the surface trap the light.

I agree, essentially. But "Scientists create first Artificial Black Hole" reads better than "Scientists Create MetaMaterial that Absorbs Microwaves and Traps Them, Which is Like a Black Hole, But Not Really." :P

It's essentially just a lure to draw readers in, give them something recognizable to compare the concept to, and teach them something in the process.

It's mainly the tone of the last paragraph that got me to facepalm. The danger of masses collapsing to singularities isn't in that they are dark. Metamaterials are really cool, and though the misleading catchy title is understandable (even expected in news articles), the article didn't read like the distinction had been noticed.

EDIT: It's not that the column is bad; it just needs more explication and clarification.
Frex, I found this terribly hilarious:

He actually lives in a surprisingly normal-looking home; I just assumed that all investors dwelled in deep underground lairs adorned with walls of TV's broadcasting global trends, ever-ringing phones and monkey henchmen performing intricate calculations to determine every minute trend change in the stock exchanges.

Color me disappointed.

If they plan on selling any EmoBowls, I recommend changing the name.

And really, a piece of home decor that periodically changes color? Talk about a feng shui nightmare!

I phrased that post badly but this post and reply put to rest the arguement i was trying to make :)

Hehe, I like my girlfriends to have nice hair. Nice hair comes before face, then boobs, then ass. Personality will, of course, be given due consideration once we get chatting. :-)

I love the idea of using metamaterials for invisibility. I wouldn't mind having my very own invisibility cloak. On that note, would the materials work if they had a certain fluidity to them, like fabric? Or would they have to be solid to get the right effect?

Much as I appreciate the University of Texas's studies that tell us that men are after sex, perhaps looking at the recent news reports from Texas tell us that Texas isn't the most statistically normal states of the world.

The black hole thing is both fascinating and disturbing. "A light-eating, infinitely massive rent in spacetime in every home"...
EDIT: Oh wait, was that really a black hole? CERN: 0, China: 1/2.
The EmoBowl sounds truly ridiculous. I guess because it's pretty easy to tell when you're freaking out and need a break.
And I always focus on the face. In my book, boobs are just an afterthought.

So, can we get some solar energy now? Please? I'm tired of paying for electricity. And rent, garbage pick-up, internet, food, water, etc. I guess I want to know when Star Trek is going to happen, basically.

#1:

Generally speaking I have my doubts about China having done this unless it can be demonstrated on a more practical scale. Not that I doubt that they could, I mean they are involved in a technological arms race and military build up, and the reasons why they would be interested in such things are obvious... BUT I would think that if this was truely accomplished at any practical level I wouldn't be hearing about it on The Escapist before anywhere else, and there would be more of an overall reaction.

#2:

The whole Face Vs. Body things sounds like a feminist rant of some sort to me. I say this simply because of all the ongoing jokes about "nice body, but you'd need to put a bag over her head". Ideally everyone is looking for their Bo Derek, but I think the whole either/or things scews everything.

Besides let's be honest, anyone familiar with "Pear Chan" even indirectly or simply the whole way people take face shots/pics of themselves over the internet is going to be a big wary about judging a person just from their face.

#3:

The Emobowl sounds like someone re-invented the Mood Ring. It might be a fad for aging Baby Boomers but other than that I can't see it catching on. I have been wrong before however.

#4:

Sending robots to Mars is a bad idea for a lot of reasons. To be honest I think I'm more wiht Asimov (in his writings) than the guys who did the recent "Battlestar Galactica" or "Terminator" when it comes to my opinions on Robots. But really, I think we haven't been there until an actual person lands. Besides if we rely 100% on robots that means we're asking for another 'did we land on the moon or was it a trick?' conspiricy. I mean you'll get that with Astronauts too, but if you pick the right crew, of diverse enough origin, it becomes ridiculously difficult to argue someone faked it. A Mars landing would settle a lot of things I think.

Still, I'm not going to get REALLY excited until we start viable colonization.

Very interesting.

Hope the black hole doesn't become "weaponized" in the future... No matter how badass that would be.

The robots on Mars bit kinda dissapointed me. I was hoping we'd do a maned mission next.

Therumancer:

#2:

The whole Face Vs. Body things sounds like a feminist rant of some sort to me.

Pseduo, pop culture caricature of feminist, maybe.

In any case, I just read something about how when men look at a woman, some look at the body and some look at the face.

All women look directly at the package.

I'll have to check my RSS feeds to find the article.

shark77:

Lauren Admire:

I agree, essentially. But "Scientists create first Artificial Black Hole" reads better than "Scientists Create MetaMaterial that Absorbs Microwaves and Traps Them, Which is Like a Black Hole, But Not Really." :P

It's essentially just a lure to draw readers in, give them something recognizable to compare the concept to, and teach them something in the process.

It's mainly the tone of the last paragraph that got me to facepalm.

What causes me to facepalm is that you didn't realize writing the word 'butts' separated from 'black holes' only by the word 'and' is just too good a title to pass up ;-D

BenzSmoke:

Hope the black hole doesn't become "weaponized" in the future... No matter how badass that would be.

It could be 'armorized': turned into a defense against lasers: re-routing the incoming energy weapon's beam, capturing it in a labyrinthine maze which it can never escape from.

What would really suck is if you used a teleporter and accidentally locked onto a scrap of this stuff that was just sitting around!

Cheeze_Pavilion:
What causes me to facepalm is that you didn't realize writing the word 'butts' separated from 'black holes' only by the word 'and' is just too good a title to pass up ;-D

O.o

Riiiighhhht.....
Let's just agree to stand on opposite sides of the room from now on. No buts about it.
*ba-dum-tish!*

I really enjoyed the face vs. body segment. I guess that means I'm looking for a long-term relationship right now because the face is always more important than the body (although having a fantastic body is very nice, don't get me wrong).

I know this has been said before in this thread, but it bears repeating, the microwave absorbing metamaterial is not a black hole. Where all this black hole nonsense got started was this quote from the original article (the one that's linked to at the bottom of this article)

A black hole is a region of space from which light cannot escape (that's why it's black).

This defintion is wildly inaccurate. Yes, light can not escape a black hole, but that fact is not why it is a black hole. A black hole is a region where gravity is so strong that it has caused space/time to curve back in upon itself.

Mass bends space and time. This is what gravity is, the bending of space/time. A beam of light traveling near any mass will have it's path deflected by some amount. In a black hole, space/time is so curved, that everything (including light) is drawn towards the center of the black hole (where the singularity resides).

This is why the metamaterial is not a black hole. Gravity is not involved in any way. In the metamaterial, the refractive properties of various materials are used to trap the light.

Can we at least read wikipedia before we post?

predicting a name change for the emobowl and emowrits or whatever. and this tech would be much more accurate if it was an implant that could measure hormonal changes as well as pulse....

oh and what a very original reaction to autonomous robots. really? suggesting that autonomous robots might kill all the humans? dont you think someone might jsut put in a variable saying "no nuclear holocaust"???

oh, and to back up the point of the guy before me, according to hawkings, a black hole is a point of infinite density, ie an infinite amont of mass taking up absolutely zero space. so.... yeah its not realy a black hole

Therumancer:
#1:

Generally speaking I have my doubts about China having done this unless it can be demonstrated on a more practical scale. Not that I doubt that they could, I mean they are involved in a technological arms race and military build up, and the reasons why they would be interested in such things are obvious... BUT I would think that if this was truely accomplished at any practical level I wouldn't be hearing about it on The Escapist before anywhere else, and there would be more of an overall reaction.

the fuck is this xenophobic shit? China doesnt really show any more of a disposition towards arms races than america does, but if this was discovered in america, Im sure you wouldn't instantly assume it was for military applications. In fact, the alternative energy angle is a lot more likely than your kneejerk reaction to a foreign power developing a new tech, because China is pretty much in the process of becoming one of the greenest nations.

Ahhh Lauren, you certainly know how to win me over, all this talk of black holes, boobs & bums, robots on mars and needless pretty gadgets.
Now all anyone would have to do was provide dinner and I'd be completely won over.

Also, I like the theory that men looking for long term relationships focus on the face whereas men after a one night stand focus on the body. Seems to explain why I'm more easily won over by some pretty eyes and a nice smile as opposed to some girl with a low cut top and a short skirt.

That bracelet reminds me an awful lot of the Wii Vitality Sensor..

"Science creates black hole", awesome, *reads*, Wait that's not a black hole you lie, lieeeeee... sorry.

but that "emobowl" thing sound suspiciously like an old mood ring from the 60-70s. I don't really see the point. I think I could tell if I was feeling stressed of my heart rate was up without the use of jewelry.

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