Another sci-fi trope becomes reality

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Timelord Victorious, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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  2. gturner

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    That's bacta, which is Star Wars crap.
     
  3. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Can it grow kidney?
     
  4. Scroogourner

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    I'm just glad this isn't another transparent aluminum thread.
     
  5. Edit_XYZ

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    It's irrelevant what franchise it reminds you of.

    What matters is whether it works.
    About that - was it published? Where? Peer review?
    It's been 2 months since march - as per the link.
     
  6. gturner

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    George Lucas raped my childhood, and I'd rather not be reminded of it. :klingon:

    *shudders to remember how Padme died of post-partum depression because the medical droids were too stupid to try Valium or something* ;)

    Perhaps I'll be approving if the researchers can figure out how to put the substance in a hypo-spray and apply it directly to a wound instead of making seriously injured patients swim in it while wearing an oxygen mask.

    *spins conspiracy theory about Band-Aid brand and Johnson & Johnson, perhaps involving the entire suture industry*

    There can be long delays in publishing, especially if the peer review feedback is asking for more data.
     
  7. publiusr

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    Maybe these breakthroughs will prove a little more useful
    http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/08/better-armor-better-robots-and-other.html
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/First_laser_like_X_ray_light_from_a_solid_999.html
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/R...ubes_with_specific_atomic_structures_999.html
    http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/09/stacked-solar-cells-can-handle-energy.html

    NSWRs http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=27962.0

    Nice big asteroid nearby
    http://www.universetoday.com/104554...it-to-earths-neighborhood-on-friday-the-13th/


    This might be a nearby source of a lot of volitiles
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/U...ear_Earth_asteroid_is_really_a_comet_999.html

    --the amount on Don Quixote represents about 100 billion tons of water-roughly the same amount that can be found in Lake Tahoe, California's.

    And no lunar gravity well to deal with. HERE is your depot. I would have thought this thing would have been as dry as a bone after all this time--this close to the sun.

    Sadder news, GOCE, the hot rod of space, is faltering
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Spaces_Ferrari_set_to_fall_to_Earth_999.html

    Dammit--this is what spacecraft should look like: http://spaceinimages.esa.int/Images/2004/03/Artist_s_impression_of_GOCE4

    not BFI dumpsters with washerboards on sticks...
     
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