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Hotter than the theorized temperature of the center, and 250,000 times the average temperature of the sun, this is the new world record for "Highest Temperature Achieved by Man" was announced on Monday, June 25th 2012.

The milestone was reached by a team of researchers at the RHIC (Realistic Heavy Ion Collider) located in Upton, NY. The feat was accomplished by colliding gold nuclei together at near the speed of light.

How cool is that? Well... not at all I suppose!

 
 
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Over the last century, Science as a whole has had many "ups" and "downs". We have gone further and further into the reaches of space with our deep peering telescopes. We dive more deeply down than ever before into the realm of the quantum. All in search of the answer to everything.

So here we are today, we know so much about our world around us, yet we know so little. We have the ability to compute at massively fast speeds, and using that we have even modeled the Universe (Or rather, what we think it looks like for now). We have observed protons colliding with anti-protons. We can even measure how much energy is released, and you can watch it on your phone! Now even NASA is getting on board and allowing scientific data to be made readily available to the amateur scientist from anywhere in the world. But what does this openness with information mean for the future of science?

   I recently came across a YouTube video based on a new idea surrounding the formation of the Earth and how Continents move over time. The theory is so overwhelmingly the more simple and correct solution for continental drift in my humble opinion, and certainly warrants much more study. However, this theory continues to struggle in the face of tectonic shifting. This is because mainstream science has always scoffed and criticized almost any and all theory that questions how we think about any science. Just look at what happened to Galileo.

   So after all of these years and all of these mistakes made by mainstream scientists, and after so many instances of globally impacting discoveries being accredited to "fringe" amateur scientists, you would think that the scientific community would give a little more consideration to the theories being generated by the public. These scientists are after all making their data available to an increasingly intelligent online population and readership.

So where does science go from here? What does the next one hundred years take us? Carl Sagan predicted that we would reach the singularity by 2028. TIME Magazine puts it around 2045. Many do not believe in the singularity, and predict we will have conquered our solar system and well on our way to colonizing exo-planets by then.
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One thing is for certain. There are new and exciting scientific discoveries every day. Some of them have such great implications and such overwhelming evidence that there is no scientists worth his lab coat in the world that would deny the obvious. Discoveries such as these are not every day or every week. Perhaps they are just once in a lifetime discoveries that must be "rediscovered" decades or centuries later by "mainstream" scientists.

Don't misunderstand what I imply here, I certainly appreciate and support mainstream efforts. I just wish that there would be a more receptive relationship between the amateur and professional communities.

Finally, I would like to leave you with a short video demonstrating such a discovery. Here we see the technology that will eventually lead to the end of such things as tires, asphalt, and all ground transportation as we know it, as well as it could lead to things such as hover boards. That's right, remember those things that we seen as kids on Back to the Future?

Well check out this video. I will embed it so you can watch it here if you like. Feel free to tell us here what YOU think will happen in the next century of science!
 
 
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Really, really, really, FAST!
The technology for these computing speeds is "rapidly approaching" (Get it? Ha! I crack myself up!) and that is being made possible by a team of scientists at the University of Southern California.

By manipulating and "twisting" light they are able to send information much more quickly than ever before.

Imagine playing your favorite video game, online, with near realistic graphics resolution and ZERO LAG! I am so damned excited!

 
 
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Well, kinda. Scientists have recently claimed that Mars has vast amounts of water within its interior, meaning that life on a large scale COULD exist. How flipping cool is THAT?!
More detailed and scientific story here.

 
 
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A few days ago, we posted about a Near-Earth Asteroid that had been discovered only a few days prior. The object was dubbed "2012 LZ1" and was estimated to be about the size of a city block, and would have a greater chance (still less than 1%) of hitting the Earth in 2040.

As 2012 LZ1 passed, observers were able to obtain more data. Surprisingly there was quite the good news, bad news, scenario.

Bad news? Well, 2012 LZ1 was measured to be more than double in size from what was originally thought. Now estimated to be approximately 0.6 miles wide (that's about 995 meters). Were it to impact Earth, the devastation would be global.

Good news? With the new information, scientists recalculated the orbital nature of 2012 LZ1 to find there was no chance of this object hitting the Earth for another 750 years!

So with yet another global calamity postponed, we are all feeling pretty good about this home we call Earth. right? Do not forget: 2012 LZ1 was a near miss and we were only aware of it days prior to perihelion. There are thousands and thousands of these planet killer objects out there that we have no inkling of information about. Truly, Life here on our earth is special, delicate, and fragile.

More information Here

 
 
OK, Seriously, this is a bit much. However, it is also one of the wackiest bits of journalism that I have ever heard. There are several places to check the story out. Here is one. Basically, a lady was eating some undercooked squid and received more than she paid for. Check it out, and let us know what you think.
 
 
Nothing substantiated or reproduced. However, it is still very interesting to think about the possibilities that are implicated here.
 
 
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Here you can find the full story. I don't get it really, it is a bit of a stretch for me to see it. But hey, I am sure the disney corporation does not mind some free advertising!

 
 
Florida teen gets shot in the head with a 3' spear gun and not only lives, but is conscious through it all... amazing.
 
 
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This octopus knows whats up! Caught on camera attached to the genital slit (that is a legitimate science term, get your mind out of the gutter!) of a dolphin as it jumped out of the water. Scientists were baffled at first, but on closer examination they discovered the stow away.

When asked about the experience, the octopus replied... "Tastes like tuna"... Ok I made that part up, but still. Cool story!