The British navy discovered a cure for scurvy and implemented it across the whole organization with great success, then forgot about it only to rediscover it at great cost 150 years later.
J. Kenji Lopez-Alt has done some serious science on how to boil an egg – and he found a way to boil it perfection, time and time again:
In this image, the egg to the right has been in the water for half an hour longer than the egg to the left, yet they’re both perfectly cooked.
(…) Joyce and his graduate student Tracey Lincoln, added the enzymes into a soup of building blocks, strings of nucleic bases that can be assembled into RNA, DNA or larger strings, and tweaked them to find pairs of enzymes that would reproduce. One day, some of the enzymes “went critical” and produced more RNA enzymes than the researchers had put in.
It was an important day, but Joyce and Lincoln wanted more. They wanted to create an entire population of enzymes that could replicate, compete and evolve, which is exactly what they did.
Dr. Henrik Svensmark found the following correlation between incoming cosmic rays (blue) and the average temperature of the sea (red):
Quite a correlation, isn’t it? The light blue bars indicate when the earth moved through one of the arms of the galaxy. These arms cause an increase of cosmic rays, and Dr. Svensmark proved that these rays – when they hit the water – are responsible for forming clouds, which in turn cool the earth. So because the earth moves through an arm of the galaxy, we get cold.
“So you’ve lived here all your life — in fact, everyone has — but what do you really know about the Milky Way galaxy? Sure, you know it’s a spiral, and it’s 100,000 light years across. And of course, you’re smarter, more well-read, and better looking than the average population, but be honest: do you know all ten of these things?
I ordered a bunch of cans of this, and still couldn’t get my time machine to work. I can’t wait to get back to 1985 and my hot girlfriend. Meanwhile, I’m stuck working at the Cafe 80s, dammit.
Time Machines run on Plutonium not Uranium. thats just silly.
You probably connected the Neirmann capacitors wrong on your flux capacitor. They should contact just a few centimeters above the Stendrand coils, but still below the containment field for the fusion material. Uranium ought to work as well as plutonium, the fission material is for collection of free quarks, not any sort of classical power generation.
In theory this opens the door to a complete software model of the human brain.
MIT’s Technology Review has the complete story.