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Galactic-Scale Electric Fields Could Solve the Dark Matter Mystery, Says Physicist

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Nobody has found convincing evidence of dark matter. Perhaps they should search for electric fields instead, suggests one researcher

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jepler
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always intrigued by possible dark matter explanations that don't require new physics. No specific test experiment is proposed, so it's all hot air so far.
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Be the Talk of the Cotillion!

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Gentlemen, would you like to add some variety to your next prom or formal occasion? Then skip the traditional wrist corsage and surprise your date with this lovely wrist anteater!

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A Fascinating Animated Graphic Demonstrating the Different Means by Which Humans, Birds, and Grasshoppers Breathe

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An Animated Guide to Breathing An Animated Guide to Breathing
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Eleanor Lutz, a self-described designer with a molecular biology degree, has created a fascinating animated graphicthat demonstrates infographicdemonstrating the means by which three different species, namely humans, birds and grasshoppers, breathe.

Mammals inhale by moving the diaphragm to lower the air pressure in the chest cavity and pull air into the lungs. The human chest cavity is always at a lower pressure than the outside environment (usually 760mmHg at sea level). Birds level).Birds have air sacs that store and pump air through the stationary lungs. Unlike in mammals, mammals. air flows in only one direction through bird lungs. With the help of the air sacs, sacs this allows birds to take in oxygen even during exhalation. … Grasshoppers exhalation…Grasshoppers have no lungs and do not use their circulatory system to move oxygen. They transport air directly to tissue cells using tracheal tubes.

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Now That's What Your Parents Call Drone

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It's finally here - the epic followup to 2012's Now That's What I Call Drone (previously in Projects and the Blue, with mentions in The Atlantic, Pitchfork and more.) This time out it's Now That's What Your Parents Call Drone. 16 drone/experimental takes on adult contemporary classics. Over an hour and a half of drone pop, deep hypnagogy, glitch weirdness and everything in between, all in service and reverence to Amy Grant, Air Supply, 10cc, Billy Ocean, et al. Featuring MeFi's own Theta States as CPI, yours truly as Vapor Lanes, and a whole host of other swell folks.

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Microsoft Works On Windows For ARM-Based Servers

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SmartAboutThings writes According to some reports from the industry, Microsoft is working on a version of its software for servers that run on chips based on ARM Holdings's technology. Windows Server now runs on Intel hardware, but it seems that Redmond wants to diversify its strategy. An ARM-based version of Windows Server could help challenge Intel's dominance and make a place for ARM in the server market, not only in mobile chips. According to the article, though, Microsoft "hasn’t yet decided whether to make the software commercially available."
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jepler
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dreadhead
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Yep.
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