'Shrimp on a Treadmill': The Politics of 'Silly' Studies

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'Shrimp on a Treadmill': The Politics of 'Silly' Studies

Postby Cadmusteeth » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:49 pm

Biologist Lou Burnett was in his car when his cellphone rang recently. It was a CNN reporter, asking about the fact that his research had been featured in a new report about wasteful government spending.

That was news to Burnett, who works at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. "I was pretty irritated," he recalls.

Shrimp On A Treadmill?

Can read up on thr rest of the wackiness here: Phttp://www.npr.org/2011/08/23/13985203 ... ly-studies

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Re: 'Shrimp on a Treadmill': The Politics of 'Silly' Studies

Postby Gord » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:21 am

Or you could try this link instead: http://www.npr.org/2011/08/23/139852035 ... ly-studies

(It doesn't have an extra "P" on the front of it. :P )
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Re: 'Shrimp on a Treadmill': The Politics of 'Silly' Studies

Postby Gord » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:19 am

Here is a frog that is being levitated by a magnet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1vyB-O5i6E
It is a 10 tesla magnetic coil -- an extremely powerful magnet. And the frog is levitated using the principle of diamagnetism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamagnetism

...Diamagnetism is a quantum mechanical effect that occurs in all materials....

...Diamagnetism was first discovered when Sebald Justinus Brugmans observed in 1778 that bismuth and antimony were repelled by magnetic fields. In 1845, Michael Faraday demonstrated that it was a property of matter and concluded that every material responded (in either a diamagnetic or paramagnetic way) to an applied magnetic field....

For levitating a frog with a magnet, Andre Geim was awarded an igNobel prize in 2000:

PHYSICS: Andre Geim of the University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and Sir Michael Berry of Bristol University (UK), for using magnets to levitate a frog. [REFERENCE: "Of Flying Frogs and Levitrons" by M.V. Berry and A.K. Geim, European Journal of Physics, v. 18, 1997, p. 307-13.]

And in 2004, he and another scientist discovered graphene, for which they won the 2010 Nobel prize: https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes ... facts.html

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2010
Andre Geim, Konstantin Novoselov

...Prize motivation: "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene"
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Re: 'Shrimp on a Treadmill': The Politics of 'Silly' Studies

Postby TJrandom » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:20 am

Having just read the shrimp article, it seemed more appropriate to title it – Wasted Salaries for Idiot Pols, or some such.

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Re: 'Shrimp on a Treadmill': The Politics of 'Silly' Studies

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:12 am

Stupid people are just stupid.

REALLY stupid people, are proud of it.

Evil REALLY not stupid people, attack and mock their betters knowing the truth doesn't matter when pandering the stupids for votes.
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