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Synthetic Brain Created

10/09/2015 12:46 PM
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10/09/2015 12:49 PM

just have to get a big hat for it.

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10/20/2015 6:07 AM

Yes...for it's first birthday !

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10/09/2015 2:28 PM

Would this have anything to do with the latest "Caption This" challenge?

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10/09/2015 7:40 PM

In the news:

"In the U.S., civilian and military scientists have been looking again at an alloy of iron doped with gallium that has been around for decades, but which has just shown that it can produce electricity.

It has been named Galfenol and is described in the Journal of Applied Physics as magnetoelastic. Squeeze or deform it and its magnetisation changes. Stick it in a magnetic field and it changes shape.

The scientists found that when boxed in a clamp so that it could not deform, wrapped with copper wire and subjected to a powerful impact, Galfenol generated as much as 80 megawatts of instantaneous power per cubic meter. That is, it converted mechanical energy into electromagnetic discharge."

80 megawatts? that sounds like a lot....

Biofuel at $50 per barrel? that sounds cheap....

http://ecowatch.com/2015/10/08/green-algae-biofuel/

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10/09/2015 9:58 PM

I think it should be called elastomagnetic (as opposed to their magnetoelastic), by their description of what the behavior of the material is.

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10/09/2015 8:12 PM

Nope!

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10/09/2015 10:07 PM

Ahhh ROFL

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10/09/2015 10:27 PM

Not sure why they bothered. There are roughly 65,918,507 people in the US not using theirs. They could have borrowed one of those and no one would have noticed.

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10/09/2015 10:38 PM

Maybe they wanted a brain they could demonstrate that it works.

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10/12/2015 1:27 PM

Well, since we're going there, I might as well throw this out:

"Headline: Zombie breaks into [Democratic|Republican] National convention, starves to death."

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