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1) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Once-in-a-million-year comet to buzz by Mars this weekend. (Message 1590092)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
See here from JPL:
Siding Spring
Tullio
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Once-in-a-million-year comet to buzz by Mars this weekend. (Message 1589208)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
The Mars Orbiters should give us more data on the tail. It seems they have survived. There was once (I believe 1910) a scare because the Earth would be within the tail of Halley's comet. People were frightened by an article by Camille Flammarion. In Florence, people prepared for the event by planning to spend the night of the comet's passage with food and Chianti wine available. Astronomer Paolo Maffei gives a vivid account of that night in his book "La Cometa di Halley". Nothing evil happened, except for some hangovers.
Tullio
3) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Once-in-a-million-year comet to buzz by Mars this weekend. (Message 1588714)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
NASA charts do not show any change in the comet's path.
Tullio
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Flash Drive for Boinic projects (Message 1588697)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
On my latest HP Pavillion 500-152ea I have a 2 TB hard disk. On a similar HP Pavillion 500-240el there is also a 2 TB disk, but a datasheet says it has a 16 GB SSD partition, that means it is a hybrid disk. The make of both disks is not specified but I suspect it is Seagate, whose datasheet says it has a 8 GB SSD section.
Since the datasheet of my PC says nothing other than the disk spins at 7200 RPM, like the other, I suspect that also mine is a hybrid disk. It runs well, anyway.
Tullio
5) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dark matter/Dark Energy (Message 1588559)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
What was found was an X-ray signal which may come from axions entering a magnetic field. I know there is a IAXO project at CERN aiming to use a superconducting magnet to detect such a signal while looking for axions.But this result needs independent confirmation, unless we want to repeat the gravitational wave fiasco of BICEP2 and the fake superluminal neutrinos.
Tullio
6) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Skunkworks breakthrough (Message 1588076)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Hi Martin. Thorium was investigated in Italy many years ago and then abandoned. Recently Carlo Rubbia proposed an energy amplifier by which a particle accelerator would bombard a Thorium target and start a fission reaction All this seems too complex. Last year Italy got 26% of its electricity from renewable sources (Sun, wind and hydroelectric power). This seems to me more reasonable.
Tullio
7) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Skunkworks breakthrough (Message 1587877)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
No, this is hot fusion. It looks very much like a Z-pinch (Perhapsatron) which was developed by the US Department of Energy and then abandoned. But Lockheed-Martin is looking for investors (venture capital) which may be the reason behind this announce. Fueion research experts are now in St. Petersburg for a congress. Why wasn't it announced there?
Tullio
8) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Skunkworks breakthrough (Message 1587768)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I have read in theregister.co.uk the opinion of prof. Edward Morse of the UC Berkeley School of Nuclear Engineering and he is very skeptical too. Anyway, let them try. Time will tell.
Tullio
Here is prof. Morse:
Morse
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Skunkworks breakthrough (Message 1587676)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
The only fusion Lockheed-Martin can do is that of the runaway with its F35 engine for short takeoff. I hope the jumpjet carriers of Great Britain and Italy have been duly reinforced.
Tullio
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1587117)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Dopo Genova, allagamenti e frane anche a Parma, in Maremma e persino a Trieste, dove e' morta una donna. Questo autunno caldo scatena i tempporali. Forse ancora qualcune nega il global warming, ma a climateprediction.net sono in arrivo i modelli matematici che cercano di capire se il global warming puo' provocare fenomeni violenti come questi. Sembra che il modello matematico usato dalla Protezione Civile a Genova non avesse previsto il nubifragio.Abbiamo bisogno di modelli con risoluzione maggiore e BOINC puo' aiutare.
Vedi anche le slides su CPDN presentate a Budapest nel 10mo BOINC Workshop.
Tullio
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 20 (Message 1585986)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Lots of beer in Berkeley. See "36 hours in Berkeley" on the New York Times.
Tullio
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1585201)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Pesanti piogge hanno colpito Genova e la Liguria, con ingenti danni. Sembra che i lavori di messa in sicurezza del torrente Bisagno, gia' finanziati, siano stati bloccati dalla solita ditta che ha fatt ricorso al Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale. Moriremo Ope Legis in Italia, tutto cio' che conta sono i cavilli, la gente puo' tranquillamente morire.
Tullio
13) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1584061)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Besides LHC@home and vLHC@home I am running ATLAS@home, which is rather heavy on memory, besides requiring a 64-bit Virtual Box.It was started in Beijing, China, then transferred to CERN and searches for supersymmetric particles.See the slides of the Budapest meeting, presented by Wenjing Wu, a pretty girl.
Tullio
14) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1583898)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
From "Nature":
LHC
Tullio
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1583398)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Oggi La Repubblica titola un articolo su una pedalata da Trieste a Pola lungo le coste dell'Istria "Una tranquilla pedalata con lo sguardo al Tirreno". Peccato che sia l'Adriatico.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1582993)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Il Nobel per la fisica del 2014 e' stato assegnato a tre giapponesi, creatori dei LED. Ma perche' non assegnarlo a Federico Faggin, che ha costruito il primo microprocessore? Mi sembra piu' importante dei LED.
Tullio
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1582266)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Daniel Martin, Irlanda, ha vinto il Giro di Lombardia, ultima gara classica del ciclismo 2014.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The NEW youtube thread.... (Message 1582265)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Albinoni
19) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Time Travel (Message 1581930)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
OK, but what Einstein objected to is the "Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics", which raised objections also by David Bohm and others.This why he said "God does not play dice".
Tullio
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Server for SETI@Home (Message 1581831)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I am running 7 BOINC projects on 3 PCs, two Linux and one Windows 8.1..Only two of the 7 projects use graphic boards, while 2 projects from CERN use Virtual Box, and it seems that also CPDN is aiming at that solution, from what they said at Budapest. Only the Windows PC has a graphic board, the Linux boxes have not and they run CPU only tasks. All 3 have Virtual Box.
Tullio


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