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swans
March 27, 2016 12:23PM

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Question everyone...

I posted this photo yesterday in the 'ISS Spacestation thread'. It was taken by Scott Kelly when he was aboard ISS in February. What did he take a photo of down below?
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Re: Science anyone?

dougtamjj
March 27, 2016 02:17PM

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Levi Stadium in San Francisco. SuperBowl 50

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swans
March 27, 2016 02:27PM

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Levi Stadium in San Francisco. SuperBowl 50

Yes! Levi Stadium!

"....On the evening of Feb. 7, 2016, Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly snapped this photo of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. from the International Space Station, writing, « Got to see the #SuperBowl in person after all! But at 17,500MPH, it didn’t last long. #YearInSpace »...."

Re: Science anyone?
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swans
April 02, 2016 01:53PM

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More fun, anyone? happy

1. Why is it easier to walk on concrete as compared to sand?:

A. sand is soft and concrete is hard
B. the friction between sand and feet is less than that between concrete and feet
C. the friction between sand and feet is more than that between concrete and feet
D. the sand is grainy but concrete is smooth

2. Inside an airplane, flying at a crusing altitude:

A. the pressure is the same as that outside
B. normal atmospheric pressure is maintained by the use of air pumps
C. the pressure inside is less than the pressure outside
D. normal humidity and partial vacuum are maintained

3. Light travels at the fastest speed in:

A. glass
B. water
C. hydrogen
D. vacuum

4. Light from our neighboring star, Alpha Centauri, reaches the earth in:

A. 4.2 seconds
B. 42 seconds
C. 4.2 years
D. 42 years

5. On a stationary sail boat: If air is blown from a fan attached to the boat, the boat:

A. moves in opposite direction in which the air is blown
B. does not move
C. moves in the same direction in which air blows
D. spins around



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/02/2016 02:04PM by swans.

Re: Science anyone?
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swans
April 02, 2016 09:10PM

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swans
More fun, anyone? happy

1. Why is it easier to walk on concrete as compared to sand?:

A. sand is soft and concrete is hard
B. the friction between sand and feet is less than that between concrete and feet
C. the friction between sand and feet is more than that between concrete and feet
D. the sand is grainy but concrete is smooth

2. Inside an airplane, flying at a crusing altitude:

A. the pressure is the same as that outside
B. normal atmospheric pressure is maintained by the use of air pumps
C. the pressure inside is less than the pressure outside
D. normal humidity and partial vacuum are maintained

3. Light travels at the fastest speed in:

A. glass
B. water
C. hydrogen
D. vacuum

4. Light from our neighboring star, Alpha Centauri, reaches the earth in:

A. 4.2 seconds
B. 42 seconds
C. 4.2 years
D. 42 years

Due to lack of facts and a host of variables not presented, you may delete the next Question (#5). Thanks, Swan

5. On a stationary sail boat: If air is blown from a fan attached to the boat, the boat:

A. moves in opposite direction in which the air is blown
B. does not move
C. moves in the same direction in which air blows
D. spins around

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swans
April 08, 2016 02:44PM

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Posts: 1,313

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swans
Quote
swans
More fun, anyone? happy

1. Why is it easier to walk on concrete as compared to sand?:

A. sand is soft and concrete is hard
B. the friction between sand and feet is less than that between concrete and feet
C. the friction between sand and feet is more than that between concrete and feet
D. the sand is grainy but concrete is smooth

2. Inside an airplane, flying at a crusing altitude:

A. the pressure is the same as that outside
B. normal atmospheric pressure is maintained by the use of air pumps
C. the pressure inside is less than the pressure outside
D. normal humidity and partial vacuum are maintained

3. Light travels at the fastest speed in:

A. glass
B. water
C. hydrogen
D. vacuum

4. Light from our neighboring star, Alpha Centauri, reaches the earth in:

A. 4.2 seconds
B. 42 seconds
C. 4.2 years
D. 42 years

Due to lack of facts and a host of variables not presented, you may delete the next Question (#5). Thanks, Swan

5. On a stationary sail boat: If air is blown from a fan attached to the boat, the boat:

A. moves in opposite direction in which the air is blown
B. does not move
C. moves in the same direction in which air blows
D. spins around

Moving along....big grin

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swans
May 09, 2016 10:29AM

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Skywatchers...
LIVE... The transit of Mercury across the sun.
Today, Monday 5/9/16 - 7am - 3pm.


[livestream.com]

Re: Science anyone?

dougtamjj
May 09, 2016 01:23PM

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Thanks Swan!!

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swans
May 26, 2016 04:08AM

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STX's VLBA antenna...

The Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) is a system of ten radio-telescope antennas, each with a dish 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter and weighing 240 tons. From Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the VLBA spans more than 5,000 miles, providing astronomers with the sharpest vision of any telescope on Earth or in space. VLBA has an ability to see fine detail equivalent to being able to stand in New York and read a newspaper in Los Angeles. Image Credit: NRAO.

VLBA antenna at St. Croix, the Virgin Islands


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May 26, 2016 02:56PM

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The Very Large Array: New Mexico:

"....One of the world's premier astronomical radio observatories, consists of 27 radio antennas in a Y-shaped configuration on the Plains of San Agustin fifty miles west of Socorro, New Mexico. Each antenna is 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter. The data from the antennas is combined electronically to give the resolution of an antenna 36km (22 miles) across, with the sensitivity of a dish 130 meters (422 feet) in diameter....." thinking

[www.newmexico.org]

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swans
May 28, 2016 02:08PM

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G'day everyone,

Welcome to Mt. Everest. In light of the dangers and disasters clearly reported throughout the years regarding the hundreds of victims, whose lives have been claimed by this mountain, five more fatalities have occurred so far this past week.

Asked why do you want to climb Everest? "Because it's there."




[www.cnn.com]

Re: Science anyone?
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swans
May 29, 2016 07:37PM

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Anyone want to have a little fun? Find for (?)...

1443 = 0
8830 = 5
9265 = 2
8555 = 2
7890 = 4
0204 = 2
7654 = 1
9753 = 1
9087 = 4
6664 = 3
1933 = 1
1122 = 0
1268 = ?

Re: Science anyone?

dougtamjj
May 30, 2016 10:43AM

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Posts: 2,527

This is going to make me crazy.

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swans
May 30, 2016 11:36AM

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This is going to make me crazy.
Think outside the box...happy

Re: Science anyone?

dougtamjj
May 30, 2016 08:00PM

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I am still firmly in the box. Trying to escape so I can think outside of it. I think Doug and JJ will need to help me with this one.

Re: Science anyone?
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swans
May 30, 2016 08:14PM

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dougtamjj
I am still firmly in the box. Trying to escape so I can think outside of it. I think Doug and JJ will need to help me with this one.

JJ will probably 'see' it. big grin

Re: Science anyone?
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swans
May 30, 2016 08:19PM

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swans
Anyone want to have a little fun? Find for (?)...

1443 = 0
8830 = 5
9265 = 2
8555 = 2
7890 = 4
0204 = 2
7654 = 1
9753 = 1
9087 = 4
6664 = 3
1933 = 1
1122 = 0
1268 = ?

Just wanted to repost the numbers:
JJ will probably 'see' it.
big grin

Re: Science anyone?
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swans
May 31, 2016 12:09AM

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Quote
swans
Anyone want to have a little fun? Find for (?)...

1443 = 0
8830 = 5
9265 = 2
8555 = 2
7890 = 4
0204 = 2
7654 = 1
9753 = 1
9087 = 4
6664 = 3
1933 = 1
1122 = 0
1268 = ?

Hint: thinking

7777 = 0
6890 = 5

Re: Science anyone?

dougtamjj
May 31, 2016 03:32PM

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Posts: 2,527

I am guessing with nothing to back it up.

1268=5

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swans
May 31, 2016 04:55PM

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dougtamjj
I am guessing with nothing to back it up.

1268=5

Not quite...
Big hint:
1111 = 0
0000 = 4
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Re: Science anyone?
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swans
June 01, 2016 01:10PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1,313

Quote
swans
Anyone want to have a little fun? Find for (?)...

1443 = 0
8830 = 5
9265 = 2
8555 = 2
7890 = 4
0204 = 2
7654 = 1
9753 = 1
9087 = 4
6664 = 3
1933 = 1
1122 = 0
1268 = ?

Hint #1 was: 7777 = 0
6890 = 5

Hint #2 was: 1111 = 0
0000 = 4

Hint #3: 1234571 = 0
1809681 = 7


Anyone? big grin



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/01/2016 01:24PM by swans.

Re: Science anyone?
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swans
June 02, 2016 08:06PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1,313

Quote
swans
Quote
swans
Anyone want to have a little fun? Find for (?)...

1443 = 0
8830 = 5
9265 = 2
8555 = 2
7890 = 4
0204 = 2
7654 = 1
9753 = 1
9087 = 4
6664 = 3
1933 = 1
1122 = 0
1268 = ?

Hint #1 was: 7777 = 0
6890 = 5

Hint #2 was: 1111 = 0
0000 = 4

Hint #3 was: 1234571 = 0
1809681 = 7

Hint #4:
514237142555224 = 0
80 = 3

thinking

Re: Science anyone?

dougtamjj
June 02, 2016 11:25PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,527

Sorry we have been distracted. We will try again tomorrow. happy

Re: Science anyone?
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swans
June 04, 2016 03:36PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1,313

Quote
swans
Anyone want to have a little fun? Find for (?)...

1443 = 0
8830 = 5
9265 = 2
8555 = 2
7890 = 4
0204 = 2
7654 = 1
9753 = 1
9087 = 4
6664 = 3
1933 = 1
1122 = 0
1268 = ?

Hint #1 was: 7777 = 0
6890 = 5

Hint #2 was: 1111 = 0
0000 = 4

Hint #3 was: 1234571 = 0
1809681 = 7

Hint #4:
514237142555224 = 0
80 = 3

Hint #5: Don't let the numbers throw you off... think objectively and outside of the box.

Re: Science anyone?
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swans
June 08, 2016 09:46AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1,313

Quote
swans
Quote
swans
Anyone want to have a little fun? Find for (?)...

1443 = 0
8830 = 5
9265 = 2
8555 = 2
7890 = 4
0204 = 2
7654 = 1
9753 = 1
9087 = 4
6664 = 3
1933 = 1
1122 = 0
1268 = ?

Hint #1 was: 7777 = 0
6890 = 5

Hint #2 was: 1111 = 0
0000 = 4

Hint #3 was: 1234571 = 0
1809681 = 7

Hint #4:
514237142555224 = 0
80 = 3

Hint #5: Don't let the numbers throw you off... think objectively and outside of the box.

Hint #6:

1=0
2=0
3=0
4=0
5=0
6=1
7=0
8=2
9=1
0=1
happy

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