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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #176 on: January 31, 2009, 04:21:45 am »
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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #177 on: January 31, 2009, 04:34:12 am »
HA! I show this video to my diagnostic imaging students as an example of "What your spouse hears when you talk about work."

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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #178 on: February 01, 2009, 01:19:15 am »
Well, it is official. I am now a science student; Mad Science, here I come! I am studying mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology this year.
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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #179 on: February 01, 2009, 04:02:02 am »
so you'll be making hyperdimensional ammino acids in no time huh.  ;D
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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #180 on: February 01, 2009, 06:56:49 am »
Well, it is official. I am now a science student; Mad Science, here I come! I am studying mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology this year.

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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #181 on: February 01, 2009, 12:54:53 pm »
Exactly, I can give an inter-dimensional view of biology! Who knows what organisms are doing in the 4th, or even the 11th dimensions?! Sneaky they are, hopefully I will catch them at something naughty  :D

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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #182 on: February 01, 2009, 02:19:10 pm »
Count me in if I can do ethical yet ambitious experimentation :D.
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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #183 on: February 26, 2009, 06:17:39 pm »
a farmer one kept a chicken alive for days after decapitating it by pouring feed and water down its (now easly accesable) gullet, which gives me the idea of removing peoples heads and placing then in mechs for exploration in hazadous environments and then reataching the body wehen they come back
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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #184 on: February 27, 2009, 02:30:41 am »
a farmer one kept a chicken alive for days after decapitating it by pouring feed and water down its (now easly accesable) gullet, which gives me the idea of removing peoples heads and placing then in mechs for exploration in hazadous environments and then reataching the body wehen they come back

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Actually it was years, (April 1945 – March 1947) but you have to leave the brain stem attached to the body.

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"Post mortem, it was determined that the axe blade had missed the carotid artery and a clot had prevented Mike from bleeding to death. Although most of his head was severed, most of his brain stem and one ear was left on his body. Since basic functions (breathing, heart-rate, etc) as well as most of a chicken's reflex actions are controlled by the brain stem, Mike was able to remain quite healthy."

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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #185 on: February 27, 2009, 10:25:06 am »
there coes the human headed mech idea as i'm pretty sure you'd need the brain stem to controle the mech

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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #186 on: February 27, 2009, 11:30:59 am »
Also most of what makes us humans would be in the main brain, if you ran something on a human brain stem it wouldn´t work better than with a chickens.
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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #187 on: February 27, 2009, 09:16:36 pm »
Perhaps deadly pecking chicken mechs? 

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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #188 on: March 02, 2009, 01:02:56 pm »
Perhaps deadly pecking chicken mechs? 

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The words you are searching for is a chicken walker ;)

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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #189 on: March 02, 2009, 04:27:00 pm »
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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #190 on: March 03, 2009, 12:35:14 am »
Perhaps deadly pecking chicken mechs? 

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The words you are searching for is a chicken walker ;)

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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #191 on: March 13, 2009, 01:39:31 pm »
Well, I think I can officially join this club, as today I had my first chemistry lab, and we used coloured solutions  of dubious origins in flasks. I felt like it was some sort of mad scientist initiation ceremony!

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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #192 on: March 18, 2009, 12:18:12 pm »
For folk's reference cards:  The U.S. Army is posting a large number of medical photos/illustrations on Flickr.

Wired story link http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/03/medarchives.html

Flickr link http://www.flickr.com/photos/medicalmuseum/

Lots of grand shots of skulls, procedures, and other interesting medical bits.

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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #193 on: March 18, 2009, 01:41:43 pm »
For folk's reference cards:  The U.S. Army is posting a large number of medical photos/illustrations on Flickr.

Wired story link http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/03/medarchives.html

Flickr link http://www.flickr.com/photos/medicalmuseum/

Lots of grand shots of skulls, procedures, and other interesting medical bits.
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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #194 on: April 08, 2009, 12:07:54 pm »
You can count me in this gentleman's establishment, if you consider physics as mad science. Am an A level physicist, who hopes to go on to study particle (nuclear, if you want to put it that way) physics at university. I consider myself insane, and have developed a rather infectious evil laugh. Proof of my insanity can be traced to a mad invention me and a steampunk friend thought up. If it was made, it could either kill the occupants of the "Chaos Engine" (as we named it affectionately) or induce a rather high amount of g-forces and vomiting.  ;D *Evil Laugh*.

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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #195 on: April 08, 2009, 12:17:48 pm »
Can ladies of a scientific turn of mind join as well?
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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #196 on: April 09, 2009, 03:21:05 am »
Can ladies of a scientific turn of mind join as well?

Most assuredly, my dear! The "Gentlemen" in our name refers strictly to conduct, and not to any particular anatomical, erm, detail. *Ahem.*

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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #197 on: April 09, 2009, 09:59:04 am »
Spiffing! Maybe I shall post some of the essays I have written, would anyone be interested? My latest two were titled "The Ethics of 19th Century Science with regards to Mary Shelley's Frankenstien" and "The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and Psychological Devolution in the Fin De Siecle"....

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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #198 on: April 09, 2009, 09:45:02 pm »
Kim Newman wrote a rather wonderful 'alternative take' on the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as a completely different, but believeable, reinterpretation of the original, it's pretty hard to beat...

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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #199 on: April 09, 2009, 09:46:49 pm »
Ooooh, I shall look it up, it will be hard to beat "Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde" though.....  :o