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    Synthetic Biology Inquiry - What?

    Along the OP's lines: 1) Does synthetic biology typically constitute and addition to the host cell's genome, i.e., when a string of synthetic DNA (or any DNA) is inserted, the host cell just acquires the sequence into its own? 2) If so, are there any methods to replace parts of the host's...
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    Synthetic Biology Programs

    Does anyone know of any prominent schools that offer programs that focus mostly on genetic engineering and synthetic biology? I have reviewed biological engineering programs of a few schools and the curricula comprising their programs seem to lack focus with this respect. Perhaps, graduate...
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    Universe from nothing ?

    Haha. Correction though: I have interest in nothing... no worries. Thanks for the source Mordred.
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    Universe from nothing ?

    The bulk of this would be to expand my understanding of what a field actually is so please keep that in mind. I don't think the 'virtual particles from nothing' is a mainstream scientific theory but would like to discuss for the above reason. I have watched some videos of Lawrence Krauss...
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    Aero employment looking hopeless

    I think the CV indicates a bachelor position; I dont think employers expect that specific a skill set directly out of college (after all I think most of what you'll learn is on the job...college more teaches how to be efficient at learning). I was not the best in structures but think I can hold...
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    Gravitational Time Dilation and Twin Paradox ?'s

    ...and certainly unimportant for GPS design. By the way, is there a straightforward method for calculating GTD? Also, a geosynchronous satellite would be considered a coincident frame with the Earth so are there exclusively GTD effects acting upon them? I understand your sentiments.
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    Aero employment looking hopeless

    Some people get in with connections. I have essentially none but it is worth the effort. To be honest, I probably am too lazy at this process and need to start picking up my feet before 2 years out of school passes and I am unhirable.
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    Aero employment looking hopeless

    Good info. I actually think the objective statement and cover letters are useless but necessary (more like persuasive writing rather than credentials). I dont write many cover letters but perhaps I should try to do that more often. One thing to take into account with this resume is it is...
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    Lorentz Contraction ?s and Implication

    cheques -> I had to look that up...shows how much we like to make our own English here. :rofl:
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    Lorentz Contraction ?s and Implication

    Yes, I found your post helpful in explaining what LC and GTD infer for the muon but not really in a mechanistic sense which I wish to explain it although it seems to not be explainable in that manner. ghwellsjr: They are both in both frames but it's only one of them that is required to...
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    Lorentz Contraction ?s and Implication

    Yes, I move at near light speed in the frame of a 'light particle'. I should ask him for the answers? [note to police: That is a joke of a joke!!] Im not that misconceived.....but perhaps. :smile:
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    Gravitational Time Dilation and Twin Paradox ?'s

    Deflecting is not my intent. I should just shut it sometimes. As for the discrepency: It seemed that some had the impression that you can say 1) and not mean 2) when now it seems 1) = 2) ..... (until I read the next post). But other than that seeming to be an argument of semantics it is really...
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    Gravitational Time Dilation and Twin Paradox ?'s

    It does not matter; the definition of a second is what's arbitrary. Now you need to convince yourself (which you seem to have done) and DaleSpam that 1) and 2) (minus the ether stuff) are equivalent. "detection" - The change of these mechanisms is precisely the detection of "mysterious...
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    Aero employment looking hopeless

    Keywords: That is why my relevant coursework is a massive list. Big companies use programs to screen the initial batch of applications. You know, I have been on linkedIn and some others, monster, careerbuilder. I dont see to many job openings (propulsion) anyway on there. Although, maybe...
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    Gravitational Time Dilation and Twin Paradox ?'s

    Well faster/ slower is how you define it I know. (i just go with the general thought that more material being decayed is 'faster'). But you are in fact saying there are differing amounts of radioactive material left in each clock? I can make the somewhat superfluous example of: take clock 1...
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    Gravitational Time Dilation and Twin Paradox ?'s

    Intuition in modern physics is a no. I understand where that comes from especially with quantum physics which Ill admit I am even more ignorant of. But take the example of posulated virtual particles "popping in and out of existence" as Krauss puts it. We intuitive know something can not come...
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    Gravitational Time Dilation and Twin Paradox ?'s

    Makes sense. Again I dont know what you mean by an observer watching the process (next to the sample as it decays) but when you bring the samples together one will be decayed less and one more. The one that decayed more (farther away from the gravitational source) can undoubtedly be said to...
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    Gravitational Time Dilation and Twin Paradox ?'s

    No, I dont either!! You two seem to be in agreement. You say "to many this is obvious...". Are you saying that is what is obviously true or that is what seems obvious but contradicts what is generally thought in relativity? For a point you seem to agree with me then you say the "rates are...
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    Aero employment looking hopeless

    1000? Damn. I better get on it; one problem is there are not too many entry-level propulsion jobs; I would honestly apply to any I can find. I suppose broadening the search but I dont want to get stuck in a field Im not interested in. NO STRUCTURES !! Thanks for the advice.
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    Gravitational Time Dilation and Twin Paradox ?'s

    I just want to make the distinction of what is implied by time. Yes, I know you need some reference to compare to but I see that is arbitrary to what I am saying. It seems that if you are going to say time then you are equivalently saying all processes... which I think is pretty darn amazing...
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    Gravitational Time Dilation and Twin Paradox ?'s

    Is not a relation to the other suggesting just that? Im not sure what you mean by 'should have'. Radioactive sample decaying to x amount of starting amount is defined as σ amount of time. Same amount of starting radioactive sample can only produce a different amount of time (in relation to σ)...
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    Gravitational Time Dilation and Twin Paradox ?'s

    Ok, perfect sense. Thank you. This clears up my perceived ambiguity of GTD. Is it not reasonable to say: gravity affects these mechanisms then?
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    Gravitational Time Dilation and Twin Paradox ?'s

    Oh, im not asking which one reads out time as 'real' or whatever. Im just asking if there is a difference in the mechanism's action? I think I sort of understand what you are saying and correct me if Im wrong. The mechanisms (radioactivity) both work equally but from a different observer wrt...
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    Aero employment looking hopeless

    Yeah, I slacked the first two years unfortunately. Averaging my senior/junior year which were the hardest Id have something around a 3.5. There was no sponsors; it was a project for a systems design course. Actually turned out pretty bland an uninteresting. Professor recommendation ->...
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    Gravitational Time Dilation and Twin Paradox ?'s

    Ok, so in the case of two clocks with radioactive mechanisms. The radioactivity actually slows in the lower clock? If the time is measured by the mechanism, the mechanism must slow correct? I mean that even in the sense of it's own observation. I dont understand what it means if you say the...
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    Lorentz Contraction ?s and Implication

    ...helpful to me. I just want to distinguish what constitutes observers and such. For example, anything not within the frame of the muon is contracted as observed from the muon and visa versa. Yes, the question was completely hypothetical. Thanks.
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    Gravitational Time Dilation and Twin Paradox ?'s

    Electrons are not known to be reducible; they may be. You are assuming elementary particles to be indivisible; which in itself opens up a can of worms. Can we observe a quark or is it postulated to fit data? I remain "agnostic" on things I dont know for certain, logically. What I am saying is...
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    Aero employment looking hopeless

    So I graduated back in Dec. 2011 with an aerospace bachelors and have been applying ever since here and there. I spoke with an acquaintance in the field who gave me some advice after about 8 months after graduating. He had told me my resume was horrible so I revamped the whole thing with his...
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    Feeling Like Garbage for Leaving Grad School

    Aero51, Im assuming your in aerospace. If you have any knowledge (even basic) of solid rocket propulsion and are, more importantly, good at math let me know.
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