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Hidden Mission Review / Re: Moon Base - 50 years from Moon bases
« Last post by EA on Today at 05:23:14 PM »
EA, great find. Thanks. Our solar system does have a dynamic side... :ninja:

Actually Cruithne may not be subject to any space treaty.  :hmm2:
An entity could concievably "capture it" and make it permanent.

Using the process of retro-firing and a ballistic trajectory could be caused and gradually tweaked to make it stick around the local yokels.

perhaps a century long project... but worth it to our grandkids.
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Mirror neuron

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For other uses, see Mirror system (disambiguation).

Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

A mirror neuron is a neuron that fires both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another.[1][2][3] Thus, the neuron "mirrors" the behavior of the other, as though the observer were itself acting. Such neurons have been directly observed in primate species.[4] Birds have been shown to have imitative resonance behaviors and neurological evidence suggests the presence of some form of mirroring system.[4][5] In humans, brain activity consistent with that of mirror neurons has been found in the premotor cortex, the supplementary motor area, the primary somatosensory cortex and the inferior parietal cortex.[6]

The function of the mirror system is a subject of much speculation.

When you instruct...Eye learn.
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Improvisation

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Improvisation is the process of devising a solution to a requirement by making-do, despite absence of resources that might be expected to produce a solution. In a technical context, this can mean adapting a device for some use other than that which it was designed for, or building a device from unusual components in an ad-hoc fashion. Improvisation in the context of performing arts is spontaneous performance without specific preparation. The skills of improvisation can apply to many different faculties, across all artistic, scientific, physical, cognitive, academic, and non-academic disciplines.





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Vic.  :reefer:

It wasn't about graves really, more like Patience Proves Prescience. (Eye approve this message.)
Kinda like It will spool back and self-correlate the more you wait... like aged wine.



...The Future-suture...
In the quantum world, the future affects the past:
Hindsight and foresight together more accurately 'predict' a quantum system’s state

...The Continuum...

Date:

February 9, 2015


Source:

Washington University in St. Louis


Summary:
In the quantum world, the future predicts the past. Playing a guessing game with a superconducting circuit called a qubit, a physicist has discovered a way to narrow the odds of correctly guessing the state of a two-state system. By combining information about the qubit's evolution after a target time with information about its evolution up to that time, the lab was able to narrow the odds from 50-50 to 90-10.


"At the end of the day," he said, "I take solace in the fact that we have a real experiment and real data that we plot on real curves."
tory Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Washington University in St. Louis. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.
 Journal Reference:
1.D. Tan, S. Weber, I. Siddiqi, K. Mølmer, K. W. Murch. Prediction and retrodiction for a continuously monitored superconducting qubit. Physical Review Letters, 2015 [link]

 Washington University in St. Louis. "In the quantum world, the future affects the past: Hindsight and foresight together more accurately 'predict' a quantum system’s state." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 February 2015. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150209083011.htm

Poetic Twaddle is retrodictive.

But the inscription has some archaeologists scratching their heads.

"The lettering and the writing is very poorly done — perhaps by someone who was illiterate," Holbrook said.

Some letters seem to be missing, and the spelling of "Bodica" — a Celtic name that means "victory" — as "Bodicacia" is somewhat puzzling.
It might be a misspelling.


Improv is Prescient.


Good video there Angelfire,it resonates.
for instance,he mentions "Methods".
there are always ways,sure
and there's always a "but" heh.

So...  picture that little penny as it is "flicked" and notice it is thinnest at a strip as viewed edge-on(nearly invisible).Notice

instead of the coin-face as relative to the kid's POV as he experiments.The edge view is like an orbital period 180 degrees = 12

hours/half spin 360  degrees = 24hrs.

Something very similar to that(viewing the Edge of a Coin) in a band from 70 degrees north or south swath of the center of  the

planet face recently was err..."Released " From Nasa HQ within the DC square complex on Earth...at an oppurtune time of the

winds of change....phewee!!= 140 degree swath...

A Slit too see light through in the middle.

To Sssluethingly-Sssslithering Sssee the way through.
Like a snake or a bullitt or a wine corkscrew.
Well:Was it a Particle or was it a wave???
Smells like a Fart-cicle is how it behaves

It is the Slit used to view Mars from 19.5 degrees Hawaaii.
Sort of reptilian and Sort of like a cat's eye.
That slit for the spectrometer used two lines of detection and is better than esa mars express' spectrometer ---only with one line

according to Mumma et all.

Like a planet revolving on its orbital plane wich is like the "tabletop/Hawaaii/19.5" and the lincoln penny is  assumed as  copper

red Mars in this lesson.by parable it is possible to view it like edge-on a coin.But very technical to track the same thin strip as

both spheres are revolving at each relativity node.

A tough job for any crewmate at sea,its like trying to sip wine on a ship in the wavy atmospheres between the journey of light

between the two worlds.
That is how thin the analogy is for the team of researchers as they ananlysed the Sphere of Mars wich is why they could use

multiple "pix" centered as if "edge-on" high resolution images then can be overlayed and build an accurate Map.

Your image choice also does self reference this thread A-fire.


Raise the roof ,Grab the brass ring bring it on and break it down baby!
Because big bad bitchin'Bodacius Bombshell Boadicea begins battle.
Like Xena!!!
not Xenophobia!


Victory.

 
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Boudica was known as Boadicea, which is probably derived from a mistranscription when a manuscript of Tacitus was copied in

the Middle Ages. Her name takes many forms in various manuscripts–Boadicea and Boudicea in Tacitus; ?????????, ??????????,

and ???????? in Dio–but almost certainly, it was originally Boudicca or Boudica, and is the Proto-Celtic feminine adjective

*boud?ka, victorious, derived from the Celtic word *bouda, victory (cf. Irish bua (Classical Irish buadh), Buaidheach, Welsh

buddugoliaeth). The name is attested in inscriptions as "Boudica" in Lusitania, "Boudiga" in Bordeaux, and "Bodicca" in Britain.

[4] Based on later development of Welsh and Irish, Kenneth Jackson concludes that the correct spelling of the name in Brythonic

is Boudica, pronounced [b???di?ka?][5] (the closest English equivalent to the vowel in the first syllable is the ow in "bow-and

-arrow"). The modern English pronunciation is IPA: /?bu?d?k?/.[6]


[edit] Background
Tacitus and Dio agree that Boudica was of royal descent. Dio says that she was "possessed of greater intelligence than often

belongs to women", that she was tall, had long red hair down to her hips, a harsh voice and a piercing glare, and habitually

wore a large golden necklace (perhaps a torc), a many-coloured tunic, and a thick cloak fastened by a brooch.
Perfect.Nice sculpture,High culture and red-head warrior queens.
So we need a rosetta stone ,so to speak to unlock  the thousands of possible words contained within the frame of reference of

this  picture post of yours.
All being equal and from the Big bang until now The correct procedure would imo be a search for general relativity.
Red Hair = Testarossa = Ferrari =  Special Paint = Rossetta

That was easy as Bamf Pi.

The Red Sonja
So Anglefire,mindful of her manners and how feelings may effect others,
she took us in this class to a higher level,ummm,more classy,so to speak.
---But note her image choice---



***disclaimer***EA can only mirror the class as each pupil participates in the see.
What Pupils put in is beyond this authors control.

OSIRIS catches glimpse of Rosetta's shadow

7 hours ago






http://phys.org/news/2015-03-osiris-glimpse-rosetta-shadow.html
[video:2lzd71zy]http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=v3N6WG-JNME[/video:2lzd71zy]





Quote from: EA on January 19, 2009, 12:36:24 PM
Raise the roof ,Grab the brass ring bring it on and break it down baby!
Because big bad bitchin'Bodacius Bombshell Boadicea begins battle.
Like Xena!!!
not Xenophobia!


Victory.



Rare Roman Tombstone Discovered in England

by Megan Gannon, News Editor   |   February 26, 2015 10:13am ET


The Latin inscription memorializes the death of a 27-year-old woman.
Credit: Cotswold Archaeology


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A 1,800-year-old tombstone was discovered at a Roman cemetery in England this week. Because of its inscription, archaeologists know who was buried in the grave: a 27-year-old woman named Bodica.

"It's incredibly rare," Neil Holbrook, of Cotswold Archaeology, told Live Science.

For the last two months, Holbrook's team has been excavating a Roman cemetery just outside the ancient city walls of Cirencester, a town in Gloucestershire, to make way for the construction of a new office park. They documented about 55 graves — some of which contained wooden coffins and copper bracelets — but only one was covered up with a toppled-over stone slab. [See Images of Another Ancient Roman Cemetery in England]

The excavators waited until yesterday (Feb. 25) to lift up the stone, discovering it was indeed a tombstone.

The grave marker is among just nine other Roman tombstones found in Cirencester and about 300 found in the rest of Britain.

The grave dates to the second century, at a time when Cirencester was the second-largest city in Britain after London. The stone has very finely carved decorative details, Holbrook said, suggesting that Bodica had money or was married to someone with money. Inside the pediment, there's a sculpture of the Roman god Oceanus, perhaps to mark the "watery journey" between life and death, Holbrook said.

The Latin text reads "D.M. BODICACIA CONIUNX VIXIT ANNO S XXVII," or, roughly, "To the spirits of the dead, Bodica, loyal wife, lived 27 years."

But the inscription has some archaeologists scratching their heads.

"The lettering and the writing is very poorly done — perhaps by someone who was illiterate," Holbrook said.

Some letters seem to be missing, and the spelling of "Bodica" — a Celtic name that means "victory" — as "Bodicacia" is somewhat puzzling.
It might be a misspelling.



Maybe Bodica selected this skillfully made tombstone before her death, but when it came time to actually inscribe it, the stone fell into the hands of someone who wasn't entirely equipped to do so. Or perhaps part of the Latin word "acacia," meaning cydo "ax," is  was intentionally tacked onto her name to deter vandals, Holbrook said.

"We've only had it out of the ground 24 hours, but already it's created a massive amount of interest and debate," Holbrook said.

The archaeologists, who are wrapping up their excavation this week, found a skeleton associated with the grave. Eventually, an analysis of the woman's bones should reveal more details about the woman's life.

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i was just wondering what this ton of crap was doing in this forum, it has nothing to do with the planets, although it is weird, yes weird, but utterly unreviewable, seems like it should be in wooks "o horseshit" thread instead of here

Almon...this thread is utterly reviewable eh? now.
Do I see a Spear in her hand Angelfire???
http://keithlaney.net/SMF/index.php?topic=10675.60

Linke hates how it all spools back.
http://www.livescience.com/49961-rare-roman-tombstone-discovered-in-britain.html?


http://keithlaney.net/SMF/index.php?topic=10675.60
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Around the Big Bang and resultant SpaceTime 'stretching', I always wondered about the 'perspective' problem: If we hold ourselves 'static', the Universe seems to be expanding. Is there validity to the opposite perspective? What if the Universe was taken as static 'by definition'? Would that mean that we were 'imploding' or shrinking, in that way of viewing it?

Back in college, we were taught that there were multiple ways to see a problem, if valid 'transformation' rules were followed. Think of different ways to transform the surface of a sphere onto a 2-D plane - i.e., a map of the world.

So, not being a mathematician or serious physicist, is there any 'data' that would prevent the second perspective as being just as valid as the first? Just a thought...


Infinity Is a Beautiful Concept – And It’s Ruining Physics

By Max Tegmark | February 20, 2015 9:00 am



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I was seduced by infinity at an early age. Georg Cantor’s diagonality proof that some infinities are bigger than others mesmerized me, and his infinite hierarchy of infinities blew my mind. The assumption that something truly infinite exists in nature underlies every physics course I’ve ever taught at MIT—and, indeed, all of modern physics. But it’s an untested assumption, which begs the question: Is it actually true?



A Crisis in Physics

There are in fact two separate assumptions: “infinitely big” and “infinitely small.” By infinitely big, I mean that space can have infinite volume, that time can continue forever, and that there can be infinitely many physical objects. By infinitely small, I mean the continuum—the idea that even a liter of space contains an infinite number of points, that space can be stretched out indefinitely without anything bad happening, and that there are quantities in nature that can vary continuously.

The two assumptions are closely related, because inflation, the most popular explanation of our Big Bang, can create an infinite volume by stretching continuous space indefinitely. The theory of inflation has been spectacularly successful and is a leading contender for a Nobel Prize. It explains how a subatomic speck of matter transformed into a massive Big Bang, creating a huge, flat, uniform universe, with tiny density fluctuations that eventually grew into today’s galaxies and cosmic large-scale structure—all in beautiful agreement with precision measurements from experiments such as the Planck and the BICEP2 experiments. But by predicting that space isn’t just big but truly infinite, inflation has also brought about the so-called measure problem, which I view as the greatest crisis facing modern physics.

Physics is all about predicting the future from the past, but inflation seems to sabotage this. When we try to predict the probability that something particular will happen, inflation always gives the same useless answer: infinity divided by infinity. The problem is that whatever experiment you make, inflation predicts there will be infinitely many copies of you, far away in our infinite space, obtaining each physically possible outcome; and despite years of teeth-grinding in the cosmology community, no consensus has emerged on how to extract sensible answers from these infinities. So, strictly speaking, we physicists can no longer predict anything at all!

This means that today’s best theories need a major shakeup by retiring an incorrect assumption. Which one? Here’s my prime suspect: ?.

Infinity Doesn’t Exist

A rubber band can’t be stretched indefinitely, because although it seems smooth and continuous, that’s merely a convenient approximation. It’s really made of atoms, and if you stretch it too far, it snaps. If we similarly retire the idea that space itself is an infinitely stretchy continuum, then a big snap of sorts stops inflation from producing an infinitely big space and the measure problem goes away. Without the infinitely small, inflation can’t make the infinitely big, so you get rid of both infinities in one fell swoop—together with many other problems plaguing modern physics, such as infinitely dense black-hole singularities and infinities popping up when we try to quantize gravity.

In the past, many venerable mathematicians were skeptical of infinity and the continuum. The legendary Carl Friedrich Gauss denied that anything infinite really exists, saying “Infinity is merely a way of speaking” and “I protest against the use of infinite magnitude as something completed, which is never permissible in mathematics.” In the past century, however, infinity has become mathematically mainstream, and most physicists and mathematicians have become so enamored with infinity that they rarely question it. Why? Basically, because infinity is an extremely convenient approximation for which we haven’t discovered convenient alternatives.

Consider, for example, the air in front of you. Keeping track of the positions and speeds of octillions of atoms would be hopelessly complicated. But if you ignore the fact that air is made of atoms and instead approximate it as a continuum—a smooth substance that has a density, pressure, and velocity at each point—you’ll find that this idealized air obeys a beautifully simple equation explaining almost everything we care about: how to build airplanes, how we hear them with sound waves, how to make weather forecasts, and so forth. Yet despite all that convenience, air of course isn’t truly continuous. I think it’s the same way for space, time, and all the other building blocks of our physical world.

We Don’t Need the Infinite

Let’s face it: Despite their seductive allure, we have no direct observational evidence for either the infinitely big or the infinitely small. We speak of infinite volumes with infinitely many planets, but our observable universe contains only about 1089 objects (mostly photons). If space is a true continuum, then to describe even something as simple as the distance between two points requires an infinite amount of information, specified by a number with infinitely many decimal places. In practice, we physicists have never managed to measure anything to more than about seventeen decimal places. Yet real numbers, with their infinitely many decimals, have infested almost every nook and cranny of physics, from the strengths of electromagnetic fields to the wave functions of quantum mechanics. We describe even a single bit of quantum information (qubit) using two real numbers involving infinitely many decimals.

Not only do we lack evidence for the infinite but we don’t need the infinite to do physics. Our best computer simulations, accurately describing everything from the formation of galaxies to tomorrow’s weather to the masses of elementary particles, use only finite computer resources by treating everything as finite. So if we can do without infinity to figure out what happens next, surely nature can, too—in a way that’s more deep and elegant than the hacks we use for our computer simulations.

Our challenge as physicists is to discover this elegant way and the infinity-free equations describing it—the true laws of physics.



To start this search in earnest, we need to question infinity. I’m betting that we also need to let go of it.

"...we were taught that there were multiple ways to see a problem"

 
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2015/02/20/infinity-ruining-physics/ 

Quantum Two sides Classical of a Mobius Strip... :hmm2:
Like a  twisted rubber band. :pennywise:
Classical / Quantum sides of the same thing isn't a stretch if you use my terrible parable.




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KeithLaney.net Site Discussion / Re: Cold Fusion
« Last post by Wook on Today at 12:14:19 PM »
http://www.physics-astronomy.com/2015/02/lockheed-martins-new-compact-fusion.html#.VPYHi9g5DIX
Lockheed Martin's new Compact Fusion Reactor might change humanity forever
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This is an invention that might possibly modify the civilization as we know it: A compact fusion reactor presented by Skunk Works, the stealth experimental technology section of Lockheed Martin. It's about the size of a jet engine and it can power airplanes, most likely spaceships, and cities. Skunk Works state that it will be operational in 10 years. Aviation Week had completeaccess to their stealthy workshops and spoke to Dr. Thomas McGuire, the leader of Skunk Work's Revolutionary Technology section. And ground-breaking it is, certainly: Instead of utilizing the similar strategy that everyone else is using— the Soviet-derived tokamak, a torus in which magnetic fields limit the fusion reaction with a enormous energy cost and thus tiny energy production abilities—Skunk Works' Compact Fusion Reactor has a fundamentally different methodology to anything people have tried before. Here are the two of those techniques for contrast:
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I don't care if they made Satan himself president, it couldn't make me look more kindly on the Bushes.

Very churchillian,

If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.

Winston Churchill

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Tell us about it... / Re: The Speech
« Last post by Fsbirdhouse on Today at 10:26:04 AM »
Not so thinly veiled
"Never Again"
"Israel will stand alone"  (If need be)

Israel 'will strike alone', and without warning, if Obama's deal is signed.
She has no choice.

Thru a glass darkly-Gog and Magog. Russia and Persia, the center pieces are front and center now!
It could happen in the blink of an eye!

But perhaps the winds of strife will not be loosed just yet.........not just yet?
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Maybe it was botched if it was a hit job.  They surely don't get it right 100% of the time.
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