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Comment: Re:If the universe spins... (Score 1) 171

by Sensible Clod (#37755356) Attached to: Analysis of Galaxy Spin Reveals Universe Might Be Left-Handed
I hate to nitpick, but I had to clarify this: amino acids tend to form in roughly equal quantities of left- and right-handed isomers when synthesized by non-biological processes, but life forms use and manufacture left-handed amino acids almost exclusively.

Comment: Re:Intelligent Design... (Score 1) 138

by Sensible Clod (#37733598) Attached to: Scientists Discover Mechanism That Gives Shape to Life
If you knew the Bible, you would not say that, because it isn't true. They do not worship the Bible; they worship the parts that seem to fit their preconceived ideas of God. It's very similar to the way some scientists and economists (among others) ignore data that doesn't fit with their conclusions.

Comment: Re:No. (Score 1) 1486

by Sensible Clod (#35747556) Attached to: Is Science Just a Matter of Faith?

"In traditional logic, an axiom or postulate is a proposition that is not proved or demonstrated but considered to be either self-evident, or subject to necessary decision. That is to say, an axiom is a logical statement that is assumed to be true."

There is no such thing as a provably true axiom, strictly speaking.

Comment: Re:Not saying anything new (Score 1) 237

by Sensible Clod (#35411296) Attached to: Hard Disk Sector Consolidates Amid Uncertain Future
"on the order of 1000 hours"
Very interesting figure, is it not? From "The cartel served as a convenient way to lower costs and took on considerable efforts to cap the life expectancy of light bulbs at 1000 hours" (citation)
It might be argued that bulbs manufactured before that (such as the Centennial) could have been expected to last longer.

+ - Mars500 volunters about to 'land' on Mars

Submitted by mvar
mvar writes: A group of volunteers will reach a key stage in an unprecedented one-and-a-half year virtual interplanetary flight experiment to study the effects of a mission to Mars when they ‘land’ on the Red Planet's surface. Three of the six volunteers in the Mars500 experiment will ‘touch down’ after 244 days of virtual flight before moving out of their lander for a first ‘space walk’ on the Martian surface — all without leaving a Moscow research centre. The landing marks the approximate halfway point for the experiment in which the participants must spend 520 days in isolation from the world to test how humans would respond to the pressures of the long voyage to Mars.

+ - Louisiana starts free virtual online classes for k->

Submitted by Naveen Kar
Naveen Kar writes: Online Education and virtual classrooms are spreading like anything and they are no longer restricted to professional and higher classes but they are becoming a reality for kids as young as from kindergartens.

State of Louisiana is the new one to join the race where kids will be able to attend virtual charter schools in the coming months. The two schools to initiate this project are The Louisiana Connections Academy and The Louisiana Virtual Academy can be called as traditional schools as they will be following the guidelines prescribed by the Louisiana Education department. Children from kindergarten to 12th grade will be taught through virtual classrooms by means of computer applications, chats, e-mails and even telephonic calls.

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+ - YouTube partners with LG on mobile 3D videos->

Submitted by angry tapir
angry tapir writes: YouTube is working with LG to make it easier for users to capture 3D images and video on mobile devices and upload directly to the Internet with LG's new Optimus 3D smartphone. The Optimus 3D, which uses Google's Android mobile operating system, features a dual-lens camera for 3D image and video capture. That video can be directly uploaded to YouTube via a dedicated YouTube 3D video application.
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