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    Where Physics currently stands

    Airy-fairy philosophical issues? Indeed I don't doubt your discussions would go nowhere considering you've not expressed but a straw man argument against philosophy of science. Theoretical, experimental, and technical (engineering) branches of science proceed best when funded. A heady...
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    Where Physics currently stands

    Ask a physicist about inertia. You'll get a formula. Then ask for inertia's place in General Relativity. Then you will be hearing physicist talking philosophy unavoidably having to admit the difference between ontology and epistemology. What "is" versus what we know. If you're lucky you'll...
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    Speed of electrons in batteries

    Willem2. A little clarification of "drift" speed? The energy is transmitted at a percentage of light speed yet the drift speed of the electrons is no where near a percentage of light speed. Saying the electrons that flow out of one battery post to power a car's starter take about 4 hours to...
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    Here is a strange question for you. How is water affected by GPM, PSI, and Gravity.

    Turbulence of water will greatly affect cohesion of the stream post-confinement. You are shooting for laminar flow. The nozzle itself will be either a parabola or hyperbola shape with fine knife edge characteristics with pressured water not touching any part of the curve but only the X axis...
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    How can we consider this one direction?

    And here is a vid of oscillations within oscillations within oscillations which is all plainly started and eventually returns to the beginning release of the pendulums. Can you see the many patterns until the return to the original configuration? Fascinating...
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    The Memristor

    Good catch fourier jr. When Watson is based on such new technology I just hope Watson doesn't become too anal about correcting his human creators. I'm missing a bit of something that seems not a big accomplishment in the article. Since the maze is already known and is replicated with...
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    Medical Brain Influences Itself with Its Own Electric Field

    Is taking a neuron for being the same type of conductor as a copper wire a bit of a stretch? Inductance's effect on current from a changing magnetic field is out of phase with a changing electric field's effect on current in a circuit.
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    Medical Brain Influences Itself with Its Own Electric Field

    I logged the following article originating from Duke. http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/2010/12/egner_vision.html" Pretty eye opening for me. I'd figured the brain built up the world, but it looks like, visually anyhow, that a projection of the world, from top down, is always being refined by...
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    Where does life come from?

    So my Mars probe has to look for a line and find things on the right side of the line. Probably better things to look for. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_on_Mars#Viking_experiments". One showed an increase in CO2 from Martian soil being exposed to water and nutrients. The designer of this...
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    Where does life come from?

    What instrument measures purpose, in what units is purpose/intent expressed, and what do you use to calibrate the instrument? Life, then, covers rocks weathering, stars aging, atoms interacting, and most anything then. Isn't that definition too broad? If you were to send an unmanned...
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    Where does life come from?

    I was hoping YOU were joking or just imprecise. And now your claim is that only species possess life. Not individuals. Your imprecision continues.
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    Where does life come from?

    I'm something but I guess I must be dead. I can't reproduce. Mules must be dead too. Tuff to define life, it is. Is there life on Mars? What would qualify? What does it mean to say something is alive as distinguished from it being dead? You'll only find a priori answers that don't exist...
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    The Memristor

    No sweat. I'm retired from the coal mine and have some time. My college is limited to some physics in my minor of general science, my BA is in philosophy. Your model should keep in mind the analog nature of the memristor I'd think and present a clear emulation of the analog whether it be...
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    The Memristor

    You got me. You want a project. Get a Wofram Mathematica 7 memristor simulator going and somehow see if you can have the output feed the input to another instance of Mathematica and see if you can get the damn thing to play a half *** competent game of tic-tac-toe. In other words how do you...
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    The Memristor

    If it was easy there'd be 9 year olds doing it. My hope is that the memristor computer will be amenable to turning off and turning on the type of memory that humans have which give signs of being altered just from being recalled. If the computer could do both then it would have the...
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    The Memristor

    I'm not the one to be asking about calculus. You could be right, just that I'm not able to tell your intent since I couldn't pass it to keep my *** out of 'Nam. In a human endeavor that uses reason the use of logic involving only three conditions has been available in the raw materials of...
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    The Memristor

    The future of programming the new memorized resistance units will need to be developed to take advantage of the reduced component count and the proportional density increase in computing capacity. Presently their is a trend to http://emotion.inrialpes.fr/BP/" [Broken] The reasoning here is...
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    The Memristor

    You may be able to program the hysteresis loop that is characteristic of the memristor. Chou presented this loop as the characteristic output of the memristor to balance the output of the other three basic electronic elements, capacitor, inductor, resistor. If you believe HP's head of...
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    The Memristor

    It is impossible to construct a device from any combination of resistor, capacitor, and inductor that will output a hysteresis loop. This according to R. Stanley Williams of Hewlett Packard here: The effect of the platinum on either side of a doped and non-doped center of Titanium dioxide...
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    Variances of Physics on Earth

    Boy are you fortunate I previewed my reply. I'll clarify my first answer maybe. It was pretty hard to tell what the OP had in mind. You're saying you DO know has me wondering if you are psychic. A lack of support is one of the instinctual fears of a human infant. Loud noises, the other...
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    Multemeter - dc current warms wires.

    I was an underground electrician for 30 of my 31 years at the coal mine. I haven't seen it all, thank goodness, but have seen that cheap meters don't have the fusings and protections of a good Fluke. And even a Fluke 77 doesn't take to measuring 2000 volts when its max rating is 1000. At...
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    Multemeter - dc current warms wires.

    Are you guys trying to put your eyes out? Explode your meter of both? Get a current probe for gosh sakes. The clamp goes around the current carrying wire and gauges current by the magnetic field strength. The prongs plug into the DC voltage receptacles and one millivolt indicates 1 amp. 10...
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    Creating Electricity From Magnets

    It can be done wrong and generate no current. A cylinder magnet polarized on its longitudinal axis, placed inside a cylinder in line with its longitudinal axis will generate nothing if the magnet is spun around its axis while holding the coil motionless, or vice versa. Spin the coil around...
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    Hello,Though I am a CFD Engineer, I am interested in knowing about

    You can DO philosophy on science, math, language, ethics, law, etc. Philosophy is asking questions of the type that come natural to a child in a manner that is natural to lawyers. Philosophy is very much at work in the interpretations of Quantum Mechanics that do their best to be rid of...
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    Hello,Though I am a CFD Engineer, I am interested in knowing about

    Unconscious, subconscious, semiconscious, conscious, supra-conscious. Of these, I'll say a dream is an example of a semiconscious state. Some circuits are active that amplify the minds images. It is just that they are weak compared to the conscious state. Some are sourced by what Jung called...
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    Variances of Physics on Earth

    Electric charge, attraction and repulsion is the predominate force in human existence.
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    Hello,Though I am a CFD Engineer, I am interested in knowing about

    Do you believe the psychiatrist experiences your mind in the same manner as you? Big difference I'd say. Do you experience your mind or are you mind? Again. In what, of a variety of contexts, do we use the term "mind?" How is it known? How is it that you are aware? I think because...
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    Hello,Though I am a CFD Engineer, I am interested in knowing about

    The result of what experiment would show that mind is not limited to bodily existence? Devise an experiment that could disprove that mind exists independent of the body and you've got your answer. If you cannot think of such an experiment then you might be saying that mind is not empirically...
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    Beginner question regarding evolution

    The question to resolve about morphologic change of a population over time is whether or which changes in a population are genetic and which epigenetic or even just the result of variation in human contrived taxonomic systems. Better, to resolve the inter-relationship of each in a specific...
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    Experimental Design - test your skills

    Thanks for the explanation Monique. True. There is no room for error in my solution as there was no stated requirement for such. The problem presented as a logic problem only. A problem involving biological states of life and death. Yes, I know of the real world design requirements for...
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