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No Gifts, WANT SCIENCE! time to come out of the closet geeks

#1 User is offline   Gust Hubb 

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 01:33 AM

Ok, I have waited far to long to create this thread, but here it is. Science. Yes we are a literary/fantasy strong site, but I know for a fact that many of you are scientists or closely related to one. So science pride people!!! I have two ideas to run with on this thread:

1) Pretty pictures. Seriously who doesn't like a good bug pic from the Scanning Electron Microscope.

2) Nerd talk. (e.g. again, I must post this awesome geek site (though it is good for computer geeks as well, mind you) www.thinkgeek.com)

At long last, a place beyond my avatar to share the wealth!!!!
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 02:58 AM

I encourage everyone to post in this thread.... FOR SCIENCE! :unworthy:
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 03:10 AM

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 03:20 AM

That is clearly witchcraft.
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 03:26 AM

View PostGeekstad Nerdhammer, on 12 July 2011 - 03:10 AM, said:



That is trippy.

And I love protein structures. For those with little science background, these pictures represent a chain of molecules that crumples up to form these shapes, and acts as a miniature machine.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 03:56 AM

One of my favourite proteins GroEL/ES which is a chaperone molecule.

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I also have to admit having a child-like appreciation of Fluorescence proteins (like GFP) and strongly approve of them being used in transgenics to allow mice to glow in the dark. I plan on making a business empire based off of glow in the dark pets.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 05:22 AM

Thanks for the credit!
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I had some really cool quantum crypto stuff to post here, but I can't find it. BBL

EDIT: Also, GroEL/ES annoys me because 99% of people just say 'folded proteins come out' because there's no good way to image it inside.

This post has been edited by Adjutant Stormy: 12 July 2011 - 05:26 AM

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Peopleare harrasing me... grrrrrh.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 05:51 AM

View PostAdjutant Stormy, on 12 July 2011 - 05:22 AM, said:

EDIT: Also, GroEL/ES annoys me because 99% of people just say 'folded proteins come out' because there's no good way to image it inside.


Really? I've never heard anyone say that, seems very inaccurate. Usually proteins have to undergo the process more than once and mis-folding can occur as well, it's a set time that the conformational changes inside the chamber of the protein occur so if the folding is not complete the molecule comes out without being fully or properly folded.
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:28 AM

Well my professors are assholes, apparently.
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bla bla bla

Peopleare harrasing me... grrrrrh.

Also people with big noses aren't jews, they're just french

EDIT: We has editted so mucj that5 we're not quite sure... also, leave britney alone.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:18 AM

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:07 AM

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 01:30 PM

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Ebola virus spits on your puny science.

Evil assbleeding virus uber alles.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:33 PM

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 07:05 PM

Here is your science...

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and here...

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and also here...

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 07:19 PM

I loved Real Genius.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 07:28 PM

This is a Pyruvate Dehydrogenase (PDH) complex which clusters together into groups of 3-12 (I think this is 6).

PDH is a remarkable piece of molecular machinery - and starts the Kreb's Cycle, which is how we make energy. Pyruvate starts on the outside, and gets shunted inwards, stripped apart and energy extracted. It's SO BIG, that you can see it with a light microscope.
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EDIT: Spoilered for size.

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bla bla bla

Peopleare harrasing me... grrrrrh.

Also people with big noses aren't jews, they're just french

EDIT: We has editted so mucj that5 we're not quite sure... also, leave britney alone.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
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Posted 15 July 2011 - 07:29 PM

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 04:36 AM

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 08:02 PM

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

How about gifts MADE FROM SCIENCE?
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Posted 16 July 2011 - 09:59 PM

View PostMuttley, on 12 July 2011 - 03:56 AM, said:

I also have to admit having a child-like appreciation of Fluorescence proteins (like GFP) and strongly approve of them being used in transgenics to allow mice to glow in the dark. I plan on making a business empire based off of glow in the dark pets.

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Reminds me of the Big Bang Theory, the episode where Sheldon grew the glowing goldfish :(

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