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Blue Skies Thread, Hidden Science Discoveries in General; Just a ponderous post. I was thinking about academia and open knowledge, we all know that sharing scientific discoveries is ...
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    Hidden Science Discoveries

    Just a ponderous post. I was thinking about academia and open knowledge, we all know that sharing scientific discoveries is a pillar of civilisation. But what about those that are too potent to have been allowed into the public arena. I thought we'd crowd source an answer in this poll.

    Use your wisdom to source the science The Man keeps hidden.

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    None of the stuff above, self washing car, check, nanomaterials coating pretty much does this but it very expencive. Self replication nano-machines, there has been some decent research into using DNA to build stuff, you still need to 'feed' it and trigger various stuff but its on its way - kind of.

    Hypersonic flight has been tried and works but the planes melt and fall apart thanks to friction. Fusion, they can't get a sustainable reaction going even in the hot kind so the cold variaty is extremely doubtful. AI is a big topic, you have expert systems like Watson from IBM but self awareness is still some time away I think.

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    The problem with the conspiracy theories that say governments/corportates etc are hiding stuff from us is that they require you to believe those gov/corps are organised enough to hide such things while they are simultaneously demonstrably disorganised enough that they can't even cover up the various scandals involving only a few people.

    So ... yea ... therefore aliens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    The problem with the conspiracy theories that say governments/corportates etc are hiding stuff from us is that they require you to believe those gov/corps are organised enough to hide such things while they are simultaneously demonstrably disorganised enough that they can't even cover up the various scandals involving only a few people.

    So ... yea ... therefore aliens.
    I'm just hoping for a cold fusion powered motorbike to replace my ER5

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    Hyper-sonic flight has already been done
    NASA X-43 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    The problem with the conspiracy theories that say governments/corportates etc are hiding stuff from us is that they require you to believe those gov/corps are organised enough to hide such things while they are simultaneously demonstrably disorganised enough that they can't even cover up the various scandals involving only a few people.

    So ... yea ... therefore aliens.
    This is very very true. That being said, the apparent disorganisation of a short-term and comparatively transient government/corporation is conceivably a 'front' to hide the more long term shadow groups. Plausible deniability and all that....

    Therefore Aliens. Or Ponies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMLightfoot View Post
    This is very very true. That being said, the apparent disorganisation of a short-term and comparatively transient government/corporation is conceivably a 'front' to hide the more long term shadow groups. Plausible deniability and all that....

    Therefore Aliens. Or Ponies.
    Or all of the above, alien ponies

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMLightfoot View Post
    This is very very true. That being said, the apparent disorganisation of a short-term and comparatively transient government/corporation is conceivably a 'front' to hide the more long term shadow groups. Plausible deniability and all that....

    Therefore Aliens. Or Ponies.
    ^^^^^
    Chit just got real! And remember, tinfoil hats really do block EM waves from entering the brain!

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