Science, Feb 11-17. SOURCE: hplusmagazine.com/2013/02/18/this-week-in-science-11-17-feb-2013-by-hashem-al-ghaili/ Support the author, links to all articles are  science
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#46 - larknok
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(02/19/2013) [-]
"Scientists Invent A Self-Repairing Computer That Never Crashes"

"Scientists Engineer New Virus That Can Kill Cancer"

I see no way these could ever go wrong.
#273 to #46 - redJericho
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(02/19/2013) [-]
You might enjoy this website then, 'beary' interesting, if you catch my drift!

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#345 to #273 - chiktikkavaspaus
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(02/19/2013) [-]
Quit posting links involving what you're grandpa does in his spare time.
#271 to #46 - crazyhindu
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(02/19/2013) [-]
OMFG zombies with portals! GLados would blow a fuse just thinking about the tests
#47 to #46 - themikhee
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(02/19/2013) [-]
just think about it. Any zombie movie and terminator combined :B
#61 to #47 - highfocus
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(02/19/2013) [-]
somewhat like   
Zombienator
somewhat like
Zombienator
#50 to #47 - Nightinear **User deleted account**
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(02/19/2013) [-]
Terminator need to eradicate zombies, OR
Teminator Zombies
#55 to #50 - phyrexianninja
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(02/19/2013) [-]
www.ign.com/comics/zombies-vs-robots
I'll just leave this hear for ya...
#456 to #55 - imaginariness
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(02/20/2013) [-]
What would the end point be? "a team of robots that must protect and clone a lone surviving human baby."
Sounds very short-lived.
#348 to #50 - Lilstow
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#7 - cheesewithmold
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(02/19/2013) [-]
A self repairing computer that never crashes? Let's see that **** run vista.
#17 to #7 - smorguynator **User deleted account**
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(02/19/2013) [-]
9/10

I lol'd
#397 to #17 - alltimetens
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(02/20/2013) [-]
Congratulations.
#287 to #7 - blakehill
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(02/19/2013) [-]
Let's see it try to open and use IE, especially when it's not set as default browser.
#304 to #7 - firesky
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(02/19/2013) [-]
My Vista was pretty stable after I finally managed to install the newest soundcard drivers.

Let the computer try Millenium Edition
#2 - shuba
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(02/19/2013) [-]
these are awesome. Keep up the work you ******* whore
these are awesome. Keep up the work you ******* whore
#85 to #2 - ababollere
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(02/19/2013) [-]
This is so perfectly synched, that when i read "******* whore", i get the eyes

But you get the thumbs!
#43 to #2 - perunamakkaraa
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(02/19/2013) [-]
#9 - chuffberry
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(02/19/2013) [-]
define "animals can touch light"
define "animals can touch light"
#377 to #9 - anonymoose
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(02/19/2013) [-]
Walking on sunshine.
#12 to #9 - lockstin
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(02/19/2013) [-]
they made them so that they can seance infrared light. they bump into a beam of infrared and then turn around because they essentially cant go through it.
#16 to #12 - mountainyard
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(02/19/2013) [-]
So they see the infrared light and avoid it?
That has to be a mental response, seeing as light has next to no mass...
#19 to #16 - formerlurker
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(02/19/2013) [-]
So wait, they technically invented a psychological force field?? Awesome...
#195 to #19 - ellucador
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(02/19/2013) [-]
A psychological force field? That's nothing new, bro.
A psychological force field? That's nothing new, bro.
#21 to #19 - mountainyard
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#141 to #21 - wiredguy ONLINE
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(02/19/2013) [-]
Jesus Christ
That's amazing.

I still don't get through exactly what sense they sensed the light though.
I hate it when articles like this skip around the details, they're just padding for the title, which normally doesn't make any sense because it's so oversimplified, to attract the attention of readers.
Now I'm pissed off.
But still amazed.
Weird sensation.
#463 to #141 - RandomAnonGuy
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(02/20/2013) [-]
Touch. The camera sensed the light, the electrodes made them feel as though they had bumped into a wall.
#483 to #463 - wiredguy ONLINE
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(02/20/2013) [-]
Oh, they had a camera on them?

Makes sense.

So technically they intook the light via optics, which wired into their brains and made them perceive a kinetic sensation.
It's not really touch, but I see what you mean.
Thanks,
#491 to #483 - RandomAnonGuy
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(02/21/2013) [-]
The sense is still touch, regardless of whether or not they're technically "touching" it.
#493 to #491 - wiredguy ONLINE
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(02/21/2013) [-]
No, I was trying to ask through what method they actually sensed the infrared itself, which wasn't part of them, it was a camera.
But my question was worded terribly, hey, so thank you for pointing ut out to me.
#479 to #19 - lockstin
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(02/20/2013) [-]
They can use it for next generation dog kennels.
#20 to #19 - mountainyard
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(02/19/2013) [-]
Apparently. I should probaly read the article...
#1 - chinesehandcuffs
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(02/19/2013) [-]
New Virus That Can Kill Cancer
#18 to #1 - smorguynator **User deleted account**
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(02/19/2013) [-]
So it kills bronys?
#49 to #18 - gayboard
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(02/19/2013) [-]
But in all seriousness, that was pretty good.
#270 to #18 - amuter ONLINE
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(02/19/2013) [-]
Oh don't worry.... I'm already dead...   
   
   
   
   
inside...
Oh don't worry.... I'm already dead...




inside...
#140 to #18 - turtlewithashotgun
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(02/19/2013) [-]
huehue.
huehue.
#25 to #18 - spikethedragon
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(02/19/2013) [-]
Oh god that was a good one. I like you.
#3 to #1 - taintedangel
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(02/19/2013) [-]
#152 - dritz
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(02/19/2013) [-]
"Scientists give animals the ability to touch light"
*slow clap* nice going, where' the fun in laser pointers if cats can actually catch the dot?
#158 to #152 - skysailor
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(02/19/2013) [-]
That would not be a world I would want to live in.
That would not be a world I would want to live in.
#162 to #158 - dritz
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(02/19/2013) [-]
that would be a world that no one would want to live in
#179 - tehavatar ONLINE
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(02/19/2013) [-]
self repairing computer - skynet
virus that kills cancer - I am Legend
artificial retinas? Ghost in the Shell
sit tight boys and girls. predicted future is coming.
#182 to #179 - lellone
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(02/19/2013) [-]
i like how wall-e holds her like he's saying "bitch,calm down...stop embarrasing yourself "
#189 to #179 - serotonin
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(02/19/2013) [-]
So we are going to have Zombi\Vampires vs robots vs cyborgs ....awesome
#330 to #179 - seratyo ONLINE
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(02/19/2013) [-]
I'm still waiting for living mechs and magic old people children...
#29 - jurkowski
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(02/19/2013) [-]
Scientists are always finding "cures" for cancer, but there are two problems with this statement.

1. The word "cancer" is vague, as there's many varieties, and there will not likely be a single cure that works for them all.

2. Just because a cure exists does not mean it will ever see production. Companies in the medicine industry are not philanthropists. They run a business for money, and if a cure is not economically sound, it's likely be shelved. Maybe once in a blue moon it will be produced at request by people desperate enough to use it and are even aware that it exists, but it would still be in limited quantities, and not available for mass production.

I'll be more interested in a "cancer cure" if it happens to overcome either of these two issues.
#31 to #29 - beerholder
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(02/19/2013) [-]
right.

About a year ago, Romanian doctors invented a natural dialysis method, but failed to find sponsors since the dialysis industry is worth 65bn Euros.

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#459 to #31 - RandomAnonGuy
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(02/20/2013) [-]
>Hospitals buy cheaper treatment
>Make the profit margin greater or equal, people still get to pay less
>More people can afford the treatment
>Profit
#131 to #29 - toosexyforyou
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(02/19/2013) [-]
What you said doesn't make any sense at all. Think about it, there are plenty of wealthy people that would pay anything to cure their loved one(s) of cancer and so I'm sure they would have ran across a cure for cancer especially since we found a possible one on ******* funnyjunk. The money wouldn't be a problem, all of the money being raised to research cancer would go into making the cure mass produced.
#200 to #131 - Faz
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(02/19/2013) [-]
What he said makes perfect sense, the world isn't all sunshine and rainbows as you see it. Everything in the world is for profit and the companies who hold this tremendous profit control governments, "hey government, some guy is going to make a cure for cancer and mass product it, we will lose billions!" says the pharmaceutical companies. "No problem, we will just take away their research and tell them its to protect your industry" says the government. Thus is the way of the world, you can't just do **** because you want to.
#37 to #29 - physicsdude
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(02/19/2013) [-]
More importantly it doesn't say cure cancer. It says a virus that kills cancer. Any deadly virus kills cancer the problem is not having it kill everything else aswell.
#257 - basham
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(02/19/2013) [-]
Oh god... A cure for cancer...
#272 to #257 - battledude
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(02/19/2013) [-]
and its a virus
#375 - fetuseater
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(02/19/2013) [-]
"Scientists give animals the ability to touch light"
#420 to #375 - comanderspy
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(02/20/2013) [-]
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#444 to #420 - owmowmow
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(02/20/2013) [-]
Might as well.
Might as well.