Science!: Eeyore, Baguettes and Babies

Science!: Eeyore, Baguettes and Babies

How much damage can one baguette cause? Are donkeys happier than tigers? Find out inside.

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I'm beginning to wonder if the LHC will every get online. Good article this week, the first one was quite interesting.

The nano cage article is very interesting. I directly know about 8 people who have gone through chemo and have seen the overall effects of how they are dosed. The side effects that happen to the overall immune system etc could be greatly reduced. I'm excited to hear where this goes.

The nano-cage thing is a lot like the things in Scorpia, by Anthony Horowitz...

What thing fr

Jedamethis:
The nano-cage thing is a lot like the things in Scorpia, by Anthony Horowitz...

What thing from Scorpia? I don't remember that

very interesting. I always groan at the "things have accents" stories. Dogs, Cows, and now HUMANS?!? who'da thunk it, ladies and gents? Why wouldn't these things have accents? That's a little prideful in our apparantly "unique" ability to have accents.

GrinningManiac:
What thing fr

Jedamethis:
The nano-cage thing is a lot like the things in Scorpia, by Anthony Horowitz...

What thing from Scorpia? I don't remember that

very interesting. I always groan at the "things have accents" stories. Dogs, Cows, and now HUMANS?!? who'da thunk it, ladies and gents? Why wouldn't these things have accents? That's a little prideful in our apparantly "unique" ability to have accents.

Unless I have the wrong book, those

So, the earth destroying machine can get messed up by bread?

That's it, I'm heading back to the bunker.

Lauren Admire:
...you'll need to choose between listening to The Cure or Britney Spears to promote whichever mood will best serve your interests.

Wait. Which one does what again?

Ah, Whinnie the Pooh... the story of a substance-addicted bear, a depressed donkey, a pig with a very serious speech impediment, a rabbit with OCD, and a hyperactive tiger-thing. We had such awesome role models.

When I first heard about, but didn't initially read the details of, the LHC story I imagined that some random technician decided to see if he could make a better sandwich using the particle accelerator to bombard his bread with cheesons (the elementary particles that form all cheese-based products) with horrible consequences. Ironically the truth was even more ludicrous.

But it makes you wonder whether any of these stories are true, maybe they did the experiments ages ago and opened a portal to another dimension and aliens have been devouring the delicious scientists within the facility? Did they think ahead and give all Physicists a crowbar and adequate training beforehand?

wow, a baguette? i never was worried before but now it seems the g-man is trying to warn us something, perhaps the LHC is actually the borealis, or the real life version of black mesa, either way I'm getting a has-mat suit and a crowbar

I'm pretty worried if birds can just drop stuff on the LHC. What if it does that when it's running?

Also, even though I've been sad lately, I'm still very creative and not very attentive. Although it must be because Admire friended me last week and it made me happy.

This settles it. When I begin my superhero career, I will be certain to carry a piece of French bread with me, so that I can use it to foil any destroy-the-world machines my archnemeses may have waiting for me.

I'll be sure to bring butter with me, too. You know, in case I get hungry.

not that I will ever ever EVER have children the baby story was interesting

Andronicus:

Lauren Admire:
...you'll need to choose between listening to The Cure or Britney Spears to promote whichever mood will best serve your interests.

Wait. Which one does what again?

Yeah, I wondered about that. . .

Anyway:
- the nanocage seems like a good alternative to chemo.
- The LHC seems like emerging proof of predetermination.
- They have seriously patient scientists if they can study 60 babies.
- And the slightly negative mood seems like more of an expansion of common sense.

Frankly, my biggest problem with these articles has to do with how Lauren Admire holds her propane torch like a big 'ol girl.

LewsTherin:
So, the earth destroying machine can get messed up by bread?

That's it, I'm heading back to the bunker.

You mean you left the bunker?

Good article, i always enjoy reading this, its a nice break to actually learn some stuff, much different from most of this site

How can the LHC be damaged by a falling piece of bread? Do these people not shield the important bits from outside effects?

As I understood it the bread shorted some of the power lines entering the LHC from the outside and not actually anything in the LHC. So unless they bury all the powerlines all the way from the power plant to the LHC this is something that might just happen (even to your house).

The baby thing is interesting, I also have to laugh about them studying the rising tone of the French and the falling tone of the Germans. In mandarin there are 4 different tones(Cantonese has 8), a new one for every syllable, theres a flat tone, a rising tone, a falling from high then rising a bit tone and a falling tone. Imagine trying to decipher that babies cries.

odubya23:
Frankly, my biggest problem with these articles has to do with how Lauren Admire holds her propane torch like a big 'ol girl.

I hate the look on the face. No offence Lauren, but that snarly look only works if it isn't faked. that and the Propane torce is kinda meh, be more awesome and get an Oxyacetylene torch.

Zeeky_Santos:

odubya23:
Frankly, my biggest problem with these articles has to do with how Lauren Admire holds her propane torch like a big 'ol girl.

I hate the look on the face. No offence Lauren, but that snarly look only works if it isn't faked. that and the Propane torce is kinda meh, be more awesome and get an Oxyacetylene torch.

How about I just go all mad scientist and start making monkey-dolphin hybrids?

Lvl 64 Klutz:
Ah, Winnie the Pooh... the story of a substance-addicted bear, a depressed donkey, a pig with a very serious speech impediment, a rabbit with OCD, and a hyperactive tiger-thing. We had such awesome role models.

What are you talking about? Winnie the Pooh was all like, "I'm down with this Chinese philosophy. Word, Piglet, share the enlightenment." You don't get more hardcore than Winnie the Pooh.

Awesome article Lauren. Mondays are always better with Science!

Lauren Admire:

Zeeky_Santos:

odubya23:
Frankly, my biggest problem with these articles has to do with how Lauren Admire holds her propane torch like a big 'ol girl.

I hate the look on the face. No offence Lauren, but that snarly look only works if it isn't faked. that and the Propane torce is kinda meh, be more awesome and get an Oxyacetylene torch.

How about I just go all mad scientist and start making monkey-dolphin hybrids?

This would not change the apparent mis-handling of the propane torch. An oxy-acetylene rig WOULD be more masculine, despite your obvious femininity. It is difficult to accept a female scientist, ask Watson and Crick.

Xaryn Mar:
As I understood it the bread shorted some of the power lines entering the LHC from the outside and not actually anything in the LHC. So unless they bury all the powerlines all the way from the power plant to the LHC this is something that might just happen (even to your house).

Well, it's not uncommon for power lines to be underground exactly for this reason. Although not high voltage lines, I think.

odubya23:

Lauren Admire:

Zeeky_Santos:

odubya23:
Frankly, my biggest problem with these articles has to do with how Lauren Admire holds her propane torch like a big 'ol girl.

I hate the look on the face. No offence Lauren, but that snarly look only works if it isn't faked. that and the Propane torce is kinda meh, be more awesome and get an Oxyacetylene torch.

How about I just go all mad scientist and start making monkey-dolphin hybrids?

This would not change the apparent mis-handling of the propane torch. An oxy-acetylene rig WOULD be more masculine, despite your obvious femininity. It is difficult to accept a female scientist, ask Watson and Crick.

You need a propane torch to make monkey-dolphin hybrids? The more you learn.

Lauren Admire:

Zeeky_Santos:

odubya23:
Frankly, my biggest problem with these articles has to do with how Lauren Admire holds her propane torch like a big 'ol girl.

I hate the look on the face. No offence Lauren, but that snarly look only works if it isn't faked. that and the Propane torce is kinda meh, be more awesome and get an Oxyacetylene torch.

How about I just go all mad scientist and start making monkey-dolphin hybrids?

Sounds good, Maybe ad some Human in there, just in case they become super sentient and we need to remind them that blood is thicker than water.

Lauren Admire:
The next time you're woken up by a screaming child in the wee hours of the morn', recall this one fact: that baby is crying in a very specific melody that echoes their mother's native tongue, and they learned this trick while in the womb. Of course, it's still crying, so go...change its diaper, or give it a banana, or whatever you do to make it be quiet.

*Rubs his temples* Give it a banana?! Please tell me this is some obscure game reference. PLEASE!! (And no, I don't have kids, for those who are wondering.)

One question I do have on the Nanocages is how much heat is required to activate the nano-change? My concern would be if the patient suddenly gets a high fever and accidentally releases chemo drugs into their system prematurely. Other than that, AWESOMESAUCE!! My family tree has a history of cancer, so advances like this is a welcome sight for me and my immediate family.

Zeeky_Santos:

Lauren Admire:

Zeeky_Santos:

odubya23:
Frankly, my biggest problem with these articles has to do with how Lauren Admire holds her propane torch like a big 'ol girl.

I hate the look on the face. No offence Lauren, but that snarly look only works if it isn't faked. that and the Propane torce is kinda meh, be more awesome and get an Oxyacetylene torch.

How about I just go all mad scientist and start making monkey-dolphin hybrids?

Sounds good, Maybe ad some Human in there, just in case they become super sentient and we need to remind them that blood is thicker than water.

Good call, we don't want them going all "Thanks for all the fish" on us.

KazNecro:

One question I do have on the Nanocages is how much heat is required to activate the nano-change? My concern would be if the patient suddenly gets a high fever and accidentally releases chemo drugs into their system prematurely. Other than that, AWESOMESAUCE!! My family tree has a history of cancer, so advances like this is a welcome sight for me and my immediate family.

The polymer strands have a critical temperature that initiates the phase change. This critical change is tunable, but right now they have it "one right above body temperature (37 degrees Celsius) but well below 42 degrees Celsius (107 degree Fahrenheit)"

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Lauren Admire:

KazNecro:

One question I do have on the Nanocages is how much heat is required to activate the nano-change? My concern would be if the patient suddenly gets a high fever and accidentally releases chemo drugs into their system prematurely. Other than that, AWESOMESAUCE!! My family tree has a history of cancer, so advances like this is a welcome sight for me and my immediate family.

The polymer strands have a critical temperature that initiates the phase change. This critical change is tunable, but right now they have it "one right above body temperature (37 degrees Celsius) but well below 42 degrees Celsius (107 degree Fahrenheit)"

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So the risk of a fever-induced phase change is plausible. Well, at least the nanocages ARE tunable. Great article, as always, Lauren!

 

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