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Old 04-15-2017, 06:11 PM
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This was all quite fascinating,
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Physicists observe 'negative mass' - BBC News

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"With negative mass, if you push something, it accelerates toward you," said co-author Michael Forbes, assistant professor of physics at WSU.
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Exactly that!

You can think of inertial mass (to distinguish it from anything involving gravity or parameters in a particle theory) as a measure of how much something resists being pushed off its current course. If something is sat still, its mass indicates how much force you'd need to apply to get it to accelerate away from that force. A low mass is easy to make accelerate; a high mass much harder.

If you have a negative mass, then it measures just the opposite: how much force you need to apply to get it to accelerate toward that force.
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Hmm so if you wanted to get really close to real science in sci-fi, tractor beams could work by inducing a negative inertial mass in an object then using energy to push the object away, dragging it in.
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Hmm so if you wanted to get really close to real science in sci-fi, tractor beams could work by inducing a negative inertial mass in an object then using energy to push the object away, dragging it in.
I mean, if you've solved the bolded part, you probably didn't need to. You probably have some other way of tractor-beaming whatever you want tractor-beamed. But sure.
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On January 5, 2015, the camera caught a glimpse of a young white-tailed deer standing near the skeleton with a human rib bone in its mouth. Then it happened again on January 13óthe camera caught a deer with another rib sticking out of its mouth like a cigar. Itís not clear whether it was the same deer in both cases, but itís certainly possible first one came back for seconds.
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What Is This?So what is this?

This animation shows the lightning accompanying the large weather system which moved across the country last weekend. It shows two and a half days, from 1PM Central on Friday, April 28th, through 1AM on Monday, May 1st. The lightning data is overlaid on top of visible imagery.

The satellite is called GOES-16; it's the brand-new geostationary weather satellite operated by NOAA. Although we've had geostationary weather satellites for many decades, GOES-16 is the first one to be equipped with a lightning detection system.

Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of lightning and both are seen in this animation. The dense, solid clumps of lightning is mostly cloud-to-ground lightning. The sparkly and, well, lightningy lightning is cloud-to-cloud lightning.
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So cool I watched it full-screen. Twice.
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On January 5, 2015, the camera caught a glimpse of a young white-tailed deer standing near the skeleton with a human rib bone in its mouth. Then it happened again on January 13—the camera caught a deer with another rib sticking out of its mouth like a cigar. It’s not clear whether it was the same deer in both cases, but it’s certainly possible first one came back for seconds.
Actually, in fairness, that's not the least bit surprising. Meat is an excellent source of protein and fats -- much moreso than plants -- and bones are an excellent source of calcium and phosphorous. As such, a great many animals that most people think of as "vegetarians" will readily eat meat, given the chance. And bones are particularly prized by many mammals, even supposed "herbivores."


Goats, deer, cattle, and other herbivores have often been documented killing and eating smaller animals, when the opportunity arises. The young of ground-nesting birds are often preyed upon by deer, for example. Similarly, a recent Canadian study found that the principle predator upon young Snowshoe Hares wasn't Lynx, wasn't Hawks, wasn't Owls -- it was Red Squirrels.
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Well then, I see your so called facts and raise you:

Kirsten Howard on Twitter: "Just saw a flat-earther call a satellite engineer a "spherecuck" on here sooo I think I'm done for the day"
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Sphere. Cuck.

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On January 5, 2015, the camera caught a glimpse of a young white-tailed deer standing near the skeleton with a human rib bone in its mouth. Then it happened again on January 13—the camera caught a deer with another rib sticking out of its mouth like a cigar. It’s not clear whether it was the same deer in both cases, but it’s certainly possible first one came back for seconds.
Actually, in fairness, that's not the least bit surprising. Meat is an excellent source of protein and fats -- much moreso than plants -- and bones are an excellent source of calcium and phosphorous. As such, a great many animals that most people think of as "vegetarians" will readily eat meat, given the chance. And bones are particularly prized by many mammals, even supposed "herbivores."


Goats, deer, cattle, and other herbivores have often been documented killing and eating smaller animals, when the opportunity arises. The young of ground-nesting birds are often preyed upon by deer, for example. Similarly, a recent Canadian study found that the principle predator upon young Snowshoe Hares wasn't Lynx, wasn't Hawks, wasn't Owls -- it was Red Squirrels.
I've seen evidence of the local grey Squirrels gnawing on animal bones, I assumed it was because the bones were a good source of calcium.

The squirrels must have also evolved a way of digesting acorns, as there seems to be too much tannin for people to eat. Either that or it just tastes bad.
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Bill Nye should go to jail for going against the scientific consensus. It could cost thousands of lives.
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[Most people don't realize it, but they actually launch a new space station every few weeks because this keeps happening.[/SPOILER]
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[Most people don't realize it, but they actually launch a new space station every few weeks because this keeps happening.
Someone should inform NASA, I'll bet they'd like to know.
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