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Re: íScience!
« Reply #180 on: May 11, 2009, 06:29:08 AM »

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Re: íScience!
« Reply #182 on: May 19, 2009, 08:20:10 PM »

Stem cell treatment which destroys cancer cells while leaving healthy cells completely unaffected.

You know, I wonder how many "promising cancer cures" people will invent before they hit the real deal.  And then I wonder how long it will take to get people to believe it.
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Re: íScience!
« Reply #183 on: May 19, 2009, 08:22:17 PM »

Stem cell treatment which destroys cancer cells while leaving healthy cells completely unaffected.

You know, I wonder how many "promising cancer cures" people will invent before they hit the real deal.  And then I wonder how long it will take for pharmaceutical companies to crush it.
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Re: íScience!
« Reply #184 on: May 19, 2009, 08:29:37 PM »

This one caught my eye because a) it actually makes damned sense and B) they're only promising treatment, not cure.  It's basically taking the current approach (poison the entire body and hope the cancer dies first) and tuning it to make it much safer for you and more wide-reaching throughout the body.  Even then they're coming up with only 38% cancer cells killed with the treatment, but that's got good potential to make the difference between the shit killing you and your otherwise healthy body taking over from there.

Being a potential life-saver but not necessarily a cure in itself is just fine with the drug companies.  Despite what it seems like at times they would really rather you kept on living to buy more shit.
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Re: íScience!
« Reply #185 on: May 19, 2009, 09:23:16 PM »

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Despite what it seems like at times they would really rather you kept on living to buy more shit.

Actually, they just have people do math to determine whether your death will yield them more money than your life.

But yeah, most of the time they want you to live.
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Re: íScience!
« Reply #186 on: May 19, 2009, 09:44:24 PM »

Well, they may not care if you live or die, but they really fucking hate it if you take advise from anonymous people on the internet kill yourself.  Because that means that you should've been buying their pills but didn't.
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Re: íScience!
« Reply #187 on: May 21, 2009, 07:34:27 PM »

Or did.
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Re: íScience!
« Reply #188 on: May 25, 2009, 02:52:15 PM »

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Re: íScience!
« Reply #189 on: May 25, 2009, 03:46:14 PM »

That's really clever!

...except, um, it's really just a giant trackball, isn't it?
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Re: íScience!
« Reply #190 on: May 25, 2009, 03:47:42 PM »

I'm just disappointed because at first I thought someone made an actual katamari. With, I don't know, magnets or gravity or whatever.
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Re: íScience!
« Reply #191 on: May 25, 2009, 03:53:00 PM »

That's really clever!

...except, um, it's really just a giant trackball, isn't it?

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Re: íScience!
« Reply #192 on: June 11, 2009, 05:35:19 PM »

Betelgeuse shrinking, may have gone supernova 500 years ago; scientists unable to satisfactorily explain what a hrung is, nor why it should have chosen to collapse on Betelgeuse Seven.
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Re: íScience!
« Reply #193 on: June 13, 2009, 09:13:56 AM »

Interesting.  I'm green with envy for those future generations who'll get to see this stuff in the future.  Just like Halley's Comet and stuff, I don't think I'll get to see it in my lifetime.




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Re: íScience!
« Reply #194 on: June 16, 2009, 12:27:17 PM »

Xenosaga is looking a little less ridiculous, at least with the wirelessly-powered robot thing. I'd still like an explanation of what the fuck Logic Drive propulsion even begins to mean.
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Re: íScience!
« Reply #195 on: June 16, 2009, 12:29:32 PM »

I don't know what the fuck that had to do with xenosaga but it's awesome
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Re: íScience!
« Reply #196 on: June 16, 2009, 03:20:09 PM »

I don't know what the fuck that had to do with xenosaga but it's awesome
The smaller mechs in Episode 1 had no internal power supply, but instead received power from a generator that beamed it out by pure hand-waving microwave transmission. Things like this make it seem a lot less far-fetched.
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Re: íScience!
« Reply #197 on: June 17, 2009, 12:10:20 AM »

I thought they used portable hyperspace conduits or some such.

Anyhow, pretty sweet.
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Re: íScience!
« Reply #198 on: June 18, 2009, 06:29:14 AM »

They used the same bullshit hand wave excuse as to how Gears worked in Xenogears: The Zohar was beaming energy to all the Gears on the planet.
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Re: íScience!
« Reply #199 on: July 23, 2009, 06:12:22 AM »

Swearing increases your threshold for pain.  Scientists compare it to hissing, a fight-or-flight response initially designed to startle an attacker while dulling pain.
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