Redditor labuzan writes:
My teenagers refuse to put their dishes in the dishwasher. So I put this above the sink.
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You've been warned!
- "Kirov reporting." - Kirov Airship from Red Alert 2
- "All you had to do was follow the damn train, CJ!" - Big Smoke from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- "FUS RO DAH!" - Dragon-Born from Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- "Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle!" - mushroom retainers in Super Mario Bros.
- "Heroes never die!" - Mercy from Overwatch
- "Wololo..." - priests in Age of Empires 2
- "Hey! Listen!" - Navi from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- "sssSSSSSsssss..." - creepers in Minecraft
- "All your base are belong to us!" - CATS from Zero Wing
- "..." - Gordon Freeman from Half-Life, Half-Life 2,
So...How many did you know?
See more: 10 Famous Quotes That Every Gamer Should Know
Artist LCARSStudio47 has a marvelous Etsy shop where he sells gorgeous Star Trek ship schematics that would all look quite wonderful hanging on a wall in my living room. Check ’em all out below!
This is a comic about the backfire effect.View
There aren't a lot of individual experiments that have ended up being staples of high school textbooks, but Stanley Miller and Harold Urey did one of them. Miller and Urey are the people who sealed up a mixture of gases meant to model the Earth's early atmosphere and jolted the gas with some sparks. What emerged was a complex mix of chemicals that included amino acids, the building blocks of proteins.
It was a seminal experiment in that it gave researchers one of the first avenues to approach the origin of life experimentally, but its relevance to the actual origin of life has faded as the research it inspired began to refine our ideas. A French-Czech team of researchers decided to give it another look, using a source of energy that Miller and Urey hadn't considered: the impact of a body arriving from space. The result? The production of all four of the bases found in RNA, a close chemical cousin to DNA and equally essential to life.
There are two reasons that the Miller-Urey experiment gradually fell out of favor. The first is conceptual. At the time, people focused on life's dizzying web of chemical reactions, almost all of which are catalyzed by proteins, so it was hard to envision life without proteins. The formation of amino acids could enable the formation of proteins and thus seemed to provide an obvious route to a primitive biochemistry. Genetic material could be added later.
A solar cell with 26.3 percent efficiency. (credit: Photovoltaic & Thin Film Research Laboratories (Kaneka corporation))
Solar panels are cheaper than ever these days, but installation costs can still be considerable for homeowners. More efficient solar panels can recapture the cost of their installation more quickly, so making panels that are better at converting sunlight into electricity is a key focus of solar research and development.
The silicon-based cells that make up a solar panel have a theoretical efficiency limit of 29 percent, but so far that number has proven elusive. Practical efficiency rates in the low-20-percent range have been considered very good for commercial solar panels. But researchers with Japanese chemical manufacturer Kaneka Corporation have built a solar cell with a photo conversion rate of 26.3 percent, breaking the previous record of 25.6 percent. Although it’s just a 2.7 percent increase in efficiency, improvements in commercially viable solar cell technology are increasingly hard-won.
Not only that, but the researchers noted in their paper that after they submitted their article to Nature Energy, they were able to further optimize their solar cell to achieve 26.6 percent efficiency. That result has been recognized by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL).
Years in the making, a proposal to mandate the installation of fiber conduits during federally funded highway projects might be gaining some new momentum.
If the US adopts a "dig once" policy, construction workers would install conduits just about any time they build new roads and sidewalks or upgrade existing ones. These conduits are plastic pipes that can house fiber cables. The conduits might be empty when installed, but their presence makes it a lot cheaper and easier to install fiber later, after the road construction is finished.
The idea is an old one. US Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) has been proposing dig once legislation since 2009, and it has widespread support from broadband-focused consumer advocacy groups. It has never made it all the way through Congress, but it has bipartisan backing from lawmakers who often disagree on the most controversial broadband policy questions, such as net neutrality and municipal broadband. It even got a boost from Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), who has frequently clashed with Democrats and consumer advocacy groups over broadband—her "Internet Freedom Act" would wipe out the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, and she supports state laws that restrict growth of municipal broadband.
In this video essay, Youtuber Nerdwriter1 takes a look at how Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival could be considered by many as a response to all the bad sci-fi movies that have been coming out in recent years.
You are not ready for what you’re about to see…
This is brilliant.
The official prologue to Alien: Covenant introduces the crew of the mission as they gather for a final meal before entering cryosleep.
In Theaters – May 19, 2017.
In case you are not aware yet, Netflix will be getting a Castlevania animated series in 2017, and the producer, Adi Shankar, has just released the series’ first official poster to the public! Check it out!
[Source: Adi Shankar]
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On Wednesday, a team of astronomers revealed the discovery of a planetary system less than 40 light years away containing seven Earth-sized planets. The system's star is an ultracool dwarf, TRAPPIST-1, which is nothing to write home about—but astronomers gradually realized that the system has a plethora of planets, and three of them could support water oceans on their surface.
Google, as it often does, commemorated the discovery with a Doodle:
Google Doodles have been around nearly as long as the search engine itself, with the first one commemorating Burning Man back in 1998: