I once heard it estimated that during the same time period as the Apollo Space program, American women spent more on cosmetics than what it cost to put a man on the Moon. Obviously, if women would just give up makeup for 5 or 10 years, we could easily afford to build a Mars base.
There are several other space-faring nations now. When you look up and see a Chinese base on the Moon, or Mars, then will it be time for the government to care?
"Someone who, given the choice of spending $30K on a car that they fully control and can go anywhere they want at any speed they want – or another, likely more expensive buggy that will only travel on certain routes at slower speeds and with less options." Which car would you buy?"
Cell phones? They said that about horses when cars first came out! Given the choice between an intelligent, sure-footed creature that can travel over any terrain and a noisy, smelly, prone-to-breakdown mechanical contraption, which would you buy?
why you so down on renewables? can't kill sunlight
Nice! Love it! We should all use the term berserk from now on. Especially a large scale thorium berserk.
Of course the plural is taken
Brodmann already counted the CPUs of the brain. They are called Brodmann areas. BA17, for example, is primary visual cortex. BA45 is Broca's area (speech). There are about 50. They are defined by differences in the micro-cellular architecture of the area. Most areas of cortex look roughly the same, but there are many differences, for example the input layers of primary sensory areas are larger than in other areas. Some areas have large output layers, or more inhibitory cells, etc.
The brain does have many distinct areas, asynchronously operating, highly connected with both local and long distance connections, and the areas themselves are composed of a rich mosaic of different cell types that continuously self-regulate, process information, and adapt.
I expect Morgan Freeman, Tom Hanks, Uma Thurman, and Cameron Diaz (with cameos by Dolly Parton and Emma Watson) to make a movie about this immediately. "The Corona"
You all remember the recent smallpox discovery at the NIH
What possible business can H.S. have with vials of deadly diseases?
'The original smallpox samples, along with ten others that were unclearly labeled, were securely transferred to the CDC’s high-containment facility in Atlanta., the FDA said, and 32 other vials have already been destroyed. The remaining 279 were transferred to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Bioforensic Analysis Center “for safeguarding.”'
It's free, but I donate $4.20/mo because 420.
Dang modern science, guys, they found us! It'll only be a matter of time before they round us up. I mean, it's not like you all should be GRATEFUL to your elders but NO
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture
Bill Gates, Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Masur Auditorium (Videocast Overflow in Lipsett Amphitheater)
Many of us at the NIH were looking forward to attending the lecture, which was to have been videocast across the NIH campus, and are also saddened that the actions of a small minority have been able to disrupt this celebration of medical science and research."
sorry, I thought this was a different thread. Oops! I'm an idiot. Ha ha.