TIL in 2007, "Big Bang Theory" set designers toured the apartments being used by current graduate students to see how young scientists really live. They did a faithful re-creation of the apartments, but after CBS tested the show, the sets were scrapped because they were too depressing.
TIL that the Mythbusters once tested a combination of common materials that made an extremely powerful explosive. They deleted the tapes and swore to never release the information, then contacted DARPA and warned them about the possibility of misuse from the combination.
This may be a stupid question, but what defines GMO. Is it simply changing a plant through cross pollinating (at its simplest level) such as Mendel, or does GMO mean laboratory tested and genetically altered through a laboratory?
Universal antibody drug for HIV-1 prevention and immunotherapy: Tandem bi-specific broadly neutralizing antibody is universally effective not only against all genetically divergent global HIV-1 strains tested but also promoted the elimination of latently infected cells in a humanized mouse model.
TIL horses can communicate with humans by pointing to symbols. Researchers trained the horses to understand 3 symbols which meant “blanket on,” “blanket off,” and “no change.” After training they were tested in different weather conditions and researchers found the choices matched the weather.
Game Over For Coal: Scientists Nail Down Pesky Perovksite Solar Cell Problem - “The research team successfully tested a perovskite solar cell in ambient conditions without protection for 1,000 hours, and it retained 94% of its conversion efficiency.”
In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sunspot battles with three Sentinels exhibiting powers of mutants not seen in the film - Rockslide, Emma Frost, and Lady Deathstrike - signifying they were likely tested on and killed prior to the events of the movie
TIL a nurse wanted to know if her farts were contaminating equipment in the lab. The doctor and a microbiologist tested the hypothesis by having a colleague fart clothed then naked onto two Petri dishes. The conclusion was that clothing acts as a filter, but naked farts can cause contamination.
The 'impossible' EM Drive is about to be tested in space - It uses electromagnetic waves as 'fuel', creating thrust by bouncing microwave photons back and forth inside a cone-shaped closed metal cavity.
Wildlife species are being exposed to high levels of rat poison in northwest California, with illegal marijuana farms the most likely source point. Study found 7 of the 10 northern spotted owls and 40% of the 84 barred owls collected tested positive for rat poison.
TIL A 9,000 Year Old Skeleton Was Found in a Cave in Cheddar, England Known As Cheddar Man. When CM's DNA was tested a Living Relative Was Found Teaching School Half a Mile Away, Linking Back 300 Generations
The quad turbocharged, W16 engine for the Bugatti Chiron is tested in a Veyron derived mule. Due to the increased size of the engine, wiring and reservoirs have been moved outside of the engine bay. A temporary scaffold provides chassis reinforcement and sensor/camera mounting points.
ULPT: If you are being arrested for drunk driving, go limp and lightly hit your head on the floor, any head injury that happens in the field must be taken to hospital before a station, giving you time to sober up [Tried and tested UK]
[Wojnarowski] Wizards guard Jodie Meeks suspended 25 games for violating NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug program, ending his season. Tested positive for Ipamorelin and GHRP-2. Meeks’ attorney Ben Levine to ESPN, “It is regrettable that the NBA has prematurely taken action against Jodie.
TIL when scientists first realized that American gay men and Africans in France were both suffering from the same disease (AIDS), French researchers sent over a sample to be tested. But a scientist with a grudge against the French institute switched out the sample, setting research back years.
TIL the "infinite monkey" theory was tested in 2003 at the Paignton Zoo (England). After a month, the six monkeys had only produce five pages (consisting mostly of the letter S), partially destroyed the computer, and used it as a lavatory.
[WP]You are a Super and your power has just manifested; It’s pretty weak and you can’t do much with it. But your parents are still worried and make you get your potential tested at the local Department of Variant Human Affairs). The results come in the next day: "Armageddon Class"
[BBC] The captains of Australia, Denmark and France have asked FIFA to lift the ban on Paolo Guerrero - captain of group rivals Peru - so he can play in the World Cup. Guerrero tested positive for cocaine in October (he says he ingested it from a tea) and is serving a 14-month ban.
TIL: to make an extra buck, Rod Serling of “The Twilight Zone“ tested parachutes and other experimental technologies for the Air Force. “In one instance, he earned $1,000 for testing a jet ejection seat that had killed the previous three testers.”
IBM's Watson was tested on 1,000 cancer diagnoses made by human experts. In 30 percent of the cases, Watson found a treatment option the human doctors missed. Some treatments were based on research papers that the doctors had not read. More than 160,000 cancer research papers are published a year.
The Tsar Bomba was the biggest nuclear weapon ever tested - the equivalent of 10 times all the munitions expended in World War II. But it's detonation may have been more political than anything - it was a bomb too big to use in anger.
I tested the 'facebook uses your mic to direct ads at you' experiment and it had beyond creepy results.. ads with the specific make and model of things I was talking about... is there anyway to disable apps/websites from using my mic?
TIL the company that makes Listerine marketed it as a cure for gonorrhea in the late 1800s; however, no one scientifically tested this claim until now. Lab studies show Listerine inhibits bacterial growth and that infected men are less likely to test positive for gonorrhea after gargling with it.
TIL Stockholm, Sweden tested a "Speed Camera Lottery" where speed limit-abiding drivers were automatically entered into a drawing to win a prize pool funded out of fines paid by speeders.
"First picture of SpaceX spacesuit. More in days to follow. Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup). Already tested to double vacuum pressure. Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics and function. Easy to do either separately."
I'm Hunter Biden. Son of Joe. I tested positive for cocaine while in the Navy. I cheated on my wife with hookers. She left me. When my late brother died, I thought it would be a good idea to shack up with his ex. This is my family. I thought you should know. Like father like son.
Sleeping fewer than six hours may impair your ability to perform simple tasks – regardless of whether or not you feel rested. The small study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital found most people do not notice the effects of under-sleeping, and even report feeling alert, but underperformed when tested.
Scientists create "sugar sponge" which can be injected into diabetics to sop up and bind glucose when glucose levels are high, and release the sugar when its concentrations are low. They also tested the sponge in mice with type-I diabetes, and within two days, they saw antidiabetic effects.
TIL Aspartame -- a common artificial sweeter in soft drinks -- is one of the most rigorously tested food ingredients to date. Scientists have found no link between regular Aspartame consumption and cancer.
TIL in 1996 and 1997, Emily Rosa, 9, tested 21 therapeutic touch practitioners whether their claims to detect "human energy fields" were true. After finding they were right only 44% of the time, she published the results on 1998, becoming the youngest person to have a research paper published.
Like the horse of Troy, scientists have developed a way to sneak synthetic cells right into tumor tissue, where they then begin producing cancer-fighting proteins from the inside. The technique was tested in both cell cultures and in mice, and found to be an effective treatment in both cases.
[Kennedy] Grayson Allen tested REALLY well at the NBA Draft combine. That's big for his draft stock. Lane agility: 10.31 seconds (1st this year, 5th-best in @DraftExpress database dating back to 2000) Shuttle run: 3.4 seconds (2nd-best this year) Max vertical: 40.5" (6th-best this year)