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1) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : USA to Return to Moon (Message 1507562)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile tullio
I would rather see again Mont Blanc from Col de la Fourche or Monte Cervino (Matterhorn) from the Cabane des Guides. Neither Moon nor Mars have such beautiful mountains. Theirs are rather dull.
Tullio
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Big Bang or Big Blooper?? (Message 1507542)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile tullio
Yes, but this result is to be confirmed by the analysis of the data from satellite Planck which cover a wider range of frequencies. They should be made public in October.
Tullio
3) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1507523)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile tullio
Sometimes basic research gives unforeseen results.Computerized axial tomography, which we all have benefited from, comes from research in radioastronomy. My daughter was working on a project to use heavy particles (hadrons) in a particle accelerator used in cancer therapy. Think of PET (positron emission tomography) scans and the like.
Tullio
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1507120)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullio
Una gigantesca frana minaccia le frazioni La Palud ed Entreves di Courmayeur, quindi gli accessi al tunnel del Monte Bianco e la stazione di partenza della funivia che porta fino a Chamonix. Ancora una volta la montagna si dimostra piu' forte degli uomini, come dimostra anche la tragedia dell"Everest dove sono morti 13 sherpa che stavano attrezzando la via di salita normale all'Everest per i ricchi turisti che pagano fino a 50000 dollari per essere trascinati in cima dagli sherpa con l'aiuto delle bombole di ossigeno. Pare che gli sherpa vogliano bloccare le ascensioni all'Everest, che era diventato un Luna Park.
Tullio
5) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1507089)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullio
Battiston is the leader of a cooperation between the Italian Space Agency and China National Space Agency which will launch a satellite CSES in 2016 to monitor seismic activities from space. So he is a very busy man and was kind enugh to answer my question in his blog.
Tullio
6) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : USA to Return to Moon (Message 1506653)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile tullio
There is no reason to go back to the Moon, which has a much harsher environment than Mars, due to the lack of an atmosphere.The Chines Jade Rabbit has stopped working after a few days, Opportunity on Mars is still working after ten years and the winds have cleaned its solar panels up to almost nominal efficiency.See the JPL site on this.
Tullio
7) Message boards : SETI@home Science : New planets earth (Message 1506408)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile tullio
SETI@home has no telescope and can only piggyback Arecibo.
Tullio
8) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Long term missions in space may cause permanent eye damage. (Message 1506008)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile tullio
Yes, to the tune of "Beautiful blue Danube".
Tullio
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1505922)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile tullio
I've put my question on the 4 quarks particle to prof.Roberto Battiston and he answered that the 4 quark particle is a short lived state made by 2 quark-antiquark couples and that SU(3) color symmetry is not broken.
Tullio
10) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery (Message 1505479)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile tullio
Here from JPL:
New Earth
Tullio
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Overheating on laptops (Message 1504624)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullio
I am running SETI@home, Einstein@home and Test4Theory@home 24/7 on my HP 635 laptop with SuSE Linux 12.3 and VirtualBox 4.3.10. But I changed its 320 GB hard disk at 5400 RPM with a Samsung 840 SSD of 256 GB.
Tullio
12) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1504621)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullio
I read the CERN Courier to keep track on what is happening in elementary particle physics. I don't trust much other sources, except "Nature".
Tullio
13) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1504254)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullio
This may mean that the symmetry group of elementary particles is not SU(3) but SU(4).
Tullio
14) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1504183)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullio
The Internet Society has nominated dr. Ben Segal, chief scientist of CERN Test4Theory@home, to the Internet Hall of fame.
Tullio
15) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Kepler Telescope (Message 1496002)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile tullio
From Berkeley Online News
Lick Telescope
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16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Stars are blue, Panthers are pink and the music plays here (Message 1495136)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile tullio
I don't believe much in Artificial Intelligence. We are not even able to find a big plane full of people. Sigh.
Tullio
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Stars are blue, Panthers are pink and the music plays here (Message 1494714)
Posted 30 days ago by Profile tullio
Special relativity does not deal with gravity. General relativity does it. The recent discoveries of Bicep-2 at the South Pole seem to indicate that gravitation is also quantized, that is it obeys the laws of quantum mechanics, but nobody so far has been able to quantize the gravitational field, possibly because it is highly non-linear.
Tullio
18) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Let's see some results! (Message 1494701)
Posted 30 days ago by Profile tullio
Carlo Rubbia says he found aliens in the Italian Senate, where he was nominated for life by President Napolitano.I imagine he feels like a fish out of water.
Tullio
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Stars are blue, Panthers are pink and the music plays here (Message 1491886)
Posted 34 days ago by Profile tullio
Photons don't have a rest mass, neutrinos may have a very small one.
Tullio
20) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Out-of-body experiences are harder to remember (Message 1491153)
Posted 35 days ago by Profile tullio
Ernest Hemingway, in "Farewell to arms" describes his experience when hit by a shell on the Isonzo front in the First World War. Unfortunately the translator in Italian did not understand what he was expressing and I found it when reading the English original version.
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