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    Watch "fabric of cosmos" series on YouTube. I don't know about the one you are watching, but based on the books I have read, Brian Greene seems more worth listening to than Stephen Hawking who seems to be too full of himself.

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    At least Stephen Hawking has the advantage of devoting his life to theories which are actually scientific.
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    Stephen Hawking can be an asshole as much as he wants - he has earned it. I am surprised by his manners actually considering his condition. I would lose my **** all the time if it was me in that wheelchair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    At least Stephen Hawking has the advantage of devoting his life to theories which are actually scientific.
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    Hugely, hugely important. I don't think we even know just how important that development will be, in context, yet. Quantum optics and atom-optics is one of the fields of the future.

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    Et tu, Brute?



    Why are you talking about practical applications?

    One of the awesomeness things about the Nobel Committee is that their mandate is that it be given for either discovery or invention, and yet they've pretty much ignored the latter in most cases.

    I fully approve. Discoveries are more important than inventions. Last year's nobel prize (IMO) was the most important discovery in my lifetime (of course I am biased towards astrophysics).
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    Well, this wasn't really invention. This was the development of a technique that makes the whole field of quantum computing (which at the moment is really just quantum optics with special toys) worthwhile.

    As usual, minutephysics gives the best explanation I've found: MinutePhysics - YouTube

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    No I'm saying you brought up potential practical applications. Shame on you.

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    Thought this was interesting:

    Exclusive: Pioneering scientists turn fresh air into petrol in massive boost in fight against energy crisis - Home News - UK - The Independent

    Obviously it's not something "that promises to solve the energy crisis", and is reliant on us one day having a sufficiently well developed renewable energy network to power it. Nonetheless, we're likely to still want petrol both for its qualities as an energy storage medium and for its wider applications (e.g. plastics, fertilisers etc.), so it'll be interesting to see whether this develops.
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    "There's nobody else doing it in this country or indeed overseas as far as we know.."

    I wonder why.

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    And those ****s tell us you can't turn horse manure into gold.
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    Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

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