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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby Phantom Phenom » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:08 am

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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby Nano » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:21 am

Shoot, and here I was ready to hand over my cc
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby Buc2 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:42 pm

Instead of supporting around 5M people during the height of the Maya civilization, archeologists, using LiDAR technology, have found evidence that as many as 10M-15M people may have lived there.

Exclusive: Laser Scans Reveal Maya "Megalopolis" Below Guatemalan Jungle
A vast, interconnected network of ancient cities was home to millions more people than previously thought.

In what’s being hailed as a “major breakthrough” in Maya archaeology, researchers have identified the ruins of more than 60,000 houses, palaces, elevated highways, and other human-made features that have been hidden for centuries under the jungles of northern Guatemala.

Using a revolutionary technology known as LiDAR (short for “Light Detection And Ranging”), scholars digitally removed the tree canopy from aerial images of the now-unpopulated landscape, revealing the ruins of a sprawling pre-Columbian civilization that was far more complex and interconnected than most Maya specialists had supposed.

“The LiDAR images make it clear that this entire region was a settlement system whose scale and population density had been grossly underestimated,” said Thomas Garrison, an Ithaca College archaeologist and National Geographic Explorer who specializes in using digital technology for archaeological research.

Garrison is part of a consortium of researchers who are participating in the project, which was spearheaded by the PACUNAM Foundation, a Guatemalan nonprofit that fosters scientific research, sustainable development, and cultural heritage preservation.
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Already, though, the survey has yielded surprising insights into settlement patterns, inter-urban connectivity, and militarization in the Maya Lowlands. At its peak in the Maya classic period (approximately A.D. 250–900), the civilization covered an area about twice the size of medieval England, but it was far more densely populated.

“Most people had been comfortable with population estimates of around 5 million,” said Estrada-Belli, who directs a multi-disciplinary archaeological project at Holmul, Guatemala. “With this new data it’s no longer unreasonable to think that there were 10 to 15 million people there—including many living in low-lying, swampy areas that many of us had thought uninhabitable.”

See how LiDAR is revolutionizing archaeology and rewriting history in "Lost Treasures of the Maya Snake Kings," a one-hour special premiering Tuesday, February 6, at 9/8c on National Geographic.
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:08 am

Buc2 wrote:Instead of supporting around 5M people during the height of the Maya civilization, archeologists, using LiDAR technology, have found evidence that as many as 10M-15M people may have lived there.

It must have sucked because they left.
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby bucfanclw » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:17 am

Has anyone heard of this #sciencereviews going around? The gist of it is that scientists are giving honest reviews of items on Amazon that they are using for unintended purposes. It started when an entomologist left a review for a tea infuser being used for sifting and segregating ants for sociological experiments and just exploded from there. I love science humor.

Here's a write-up on it
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby The Outsider » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:20 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:
Buc2 wrote:Instead of supporting around 5M people during the height of the Maya civilization, archeologists, using LiDAR technology, have found evidence that as many as 10M-15M people may have lived there.

It must have sucked because they left.


They all immigrated here illegally and voted for Hillary.
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby Caradoc » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:14 pm

beardmcdoug wrote:
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You seem surprised, as if Newsweek was some kind of real news magazine rather than just another tabloid like The Enquirer or People...


it is


http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/201 ... affic.html

Several web companies owned by Newsweek are buying and manipulating traffic, according to report in BuzzFeed. Artificially boosting readership allows the media company to sell ads at higher rates. And since a US government agency made a huge ad buy from a Newsweek media company last year, the company may be liable for fraud.


http://www.adweek.com/tv-video/newsweek ... ing-fraud/

a report by consulting company and media watchdog Social Puncher accusing NMG of buying traffic and committing ad fraud to obtain $2.8 million from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for the government agency’s digital ad buy.



http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/05/media/n ... index.html

The news comes during a turbulent time for the magazine. Just last week the co-owner and chairman of Newsweek Media Group, Etienne Uzac, and his wife Marion Kim, who acted as the company's finance director, both stepped down.

Last month the Manhattan District Attorney's office raided the company's offices, taking several servers. Newsweek itself, in a story co-written by Katz, reported that the raid was part of a long-running investigation into the company's finances.


Couldn't happen to a nicer tabloid. And to think some people thought this was a real news publication...
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby Rosethorn » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:42 am

Nice thread I must say, this information on science and technology would help others to build pup their knowledge.
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby NYBF » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:44 am

Live broadcast of the SpaceX launch today at~1pm:

http://www.spacex.com/webcast
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby Buc2 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:28 pm

NYBF wrote:Live broadcast of the SpaceX launch today at~1pm:

http://www.spacex.com/webcast


If you missed it, you're still okay. Delayed until 3:05 3:45 pm.
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby NYBF » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:31 pm

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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby Buc2 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:52 pm

That was awesome! I'd love to have seen it in person.
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby NYBF » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:56 pm

Yeah, that was amazing.
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby beardmcdoug » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:59 pm

NYBF wrote:


HOLY **** THAT WAS EXCITING!!!! THE DAMN BOOSTER THINGS LANDED ON THE FRIGGIN BULLSEYES WHAT!?!?!?! THAT WAS INSANE!! IM SWEATING THAT WAS CRAZY
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:05 pm

beardmcdoug wrote:
NYBF wrote:


HOLY **** THAT WAS EXCITING!!!! THE DAMN BOOSTER THINGS LANDED ON THE FRIGGIN BULLSEYES WHAT!?!?!?! THAT WAS INSANE!! IM SWEATING THAT WAS CRAZY

The boosters landed on the bullseyes.....at the same time.
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby beardmcdoug » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:07 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:
beardmcdoug wrote:
HOLY **** THAT WAS EXCITING!!!! THE DAMN BOOSTER THINGS LANDED ON THE FRIGGIN BULLSEYES WHAT!?!?!?! THAT WAS INSANE!! IM SWEATING THAT WAS CRAZY

The boosters landed on the bullseyes.....at the same time.


friggin amazing
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby Buc2 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:35 pm

For those of you that missed this launch...

FF to the 29:44 mark for the launch and the 37:40 mark to watch the boosters touch down...


...or click here instead...
https://youtu.be/wbSwFU6tY1c?t=29m44s
https://youtu.be/wbSwFU6tY1c?t=37m40s
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby beardmcdoug » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:54 pm

Buc2 wrote:For those of you that missed this launch...

FF to the 29:44 mark for the launch and the 37:40 mark to watch the boosters touch down...


...or click here instead...
https://youtu.be/wbSwFU6tY1c?t=29m44s
https://youtu.be/wbSwFU6tY1c?t=37m40s

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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby terrytate » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:00 pm

My mom passed away Sunday morning so I am up in Ormond Beach dealing with it. I missed everything about the rocket launch, I was in the house and all the windows started rattling. Go outside and the vapor trail was clearly visible up into the sky. Didn't see the rocket itself though.
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:58 pm

terrytate wrote:My mom passed away Sunday morning so I am up in Ormond Beach dealing with it. I missed everything about the rocket launch, I was in the house and all the windows started rattling. Go outside and the vapor trail was clearly visible up into the sky. Didn't see the rocket itself though.

My condolences, tate. I've been there. Lost my mom just over a year ago. Grief is real tough, but it does hurt less acutely over time.
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby beardmcdoug » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:05 pm

terrytate wrote:My mom passed away Sunday morning so I am up in Ormond Beach dealing with it. I missed everything about the rocket launch, I was in the house and all the windows started rattling. Go outside and the vapor trail was clearly visible up into the sky. Didn't see the rocket itself though.


sorry to hear that man, best wishes
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby real bucs fan » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:25 pm

My biggest investment by far is with Tesla so I'm definitely on team Elon. Awesome stuff.
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby NYBF » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:11 pm

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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby real bucs fan » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:50 pm

I lol'd
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby Rocker » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:12 am

One of my "kids" from my military days was heavily involved in the process. She's part of the team that makes the boosters land. I'm so damned proud of her. What an amazing accomplishment.
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby Buc2 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:37 am

terrytate wrote:My mom passed away Sunday morning so I am up in Ormond Beach dealing with it. I missed everything about the rocket launch, I was in the house and all the windows started rattling. Go outside and the vapor trail was clearly visible up into the sky. Didn't see the rocket itself though.

My condolences, TT.
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:38 pm

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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby Buc2 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:03 am

Baahahaha!
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby terrytate » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:09 pm

Thanks for the good thoughts, that was literally the worst few days of my life.

Now that Janeway .gif is solid gold. Consider it stolen.
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Re: The Science & Technology Thread

Postby Buc2 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:23 am

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