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nuke it from orbit
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insta squash after i scream like a baby, my hate for those is above even that of spiders
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fun fact: the kids in thailand were sedated for their journey to safety ... i think each trip took five hours

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Aaron_R wrote: insta squash after i scream like a baby, my hate for those is above even that of spiders


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Lockheed-Martin makes its largest part for spacecraft with 3D printer: 4-foot wide dome for fuel tanks for satellites:

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Traditional methods for making such parts in titanium would have resulted in about 80% waste materials and have required 2 years to make. The 3D process took only 3 months.
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Traces of Lost Society Found in 'Pristine' Cloud Forest
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The Bad Astronomer explains.

He also points out that this is the first phase in a current project which will involve coordination of radio telescopes not just in South Africa but in Australia which collectively will be called the Square Kilometer Array (SKA). While that name does reflect the total collection area that all of these radio telescopes will have, the more important aspect is that with the much longer baseline of about 12,000 km in a straight line between them, SKA should be able to resolve more details that even the above pic while that full collective gathering of radio should enable SKA to find fainter radio sources.

He also noted that full funding for SKA is still uncertain so parts may not be built.
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Mars Express caught this pic of A Martian dust storm "front":

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Mind you: this is NOT the current dust storm which has currently enveloped Mars (which began at the end of May), but "only" a smaller dust storm which happened this past April close to the edge of Mars' northern ice cap.
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Cameraman "befriends" Canadian lynx in north of Canada.

He thinks that the lynx may have used him to help catch a snowshoe rabbit.
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so why did they bake a cake of it?
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Awwww ...
Don'tcha just wanna scratch it between the ears ?
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Awwww ...
Don'tcha just wanna scratch it between the ears ?


yeah! after all, who needs hands?
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aww ... doncha just wanna scratch it between the eyes?
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Put here because this rescue was science versus nature. Also, those guys are badass for real.
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maurvir wrote: Image

Put here because this rescue was science versus nature. Also, those guys are badass for real.


honestly the footage of what those divers did makes my throat close up from claustrophobia

i swear to god, those guys have balls the size of church bells
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they not that big.. wouldn't have fit thru parts of the cave

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macnuke wrote: they not that big.. wouldn't have fit thru parts of the cave


The water was apparently pretty cold, so you might have to account for shrinkage. :shrug:
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good point

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i think i read somewhere that some folks spotted possible bacterial growth on one of the wheels
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TOS wrote: i think i read somewhere that some folks spotted possible bacterial growth on one of the wheels

Gross! :eek:
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Pariah wrote:
TOS wrote: i think i read somewhere that some folks spotted possible bacterial growth on one of the wheels

Gross! :eek:

Hey, after a couple years without a shower...

Anyway, sounds like we accidentally terraformed Mars. Way to go, everybody.
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