Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100 | 101 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | ... | 116
Lock him up!
10960 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2231364 6-May-2019 08:14
Send private message quote this post

From RNZ: 'Thirteen people were killed when a burning Russian passenger made an emergency landing at a Moscow airport, Russia's news agency Tass said.'

 

Maybe they shouldn't have served that passenger so much alcohol.

 

 

 

 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


8932 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2233213 8-May-2019 18:51
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

On ODT website:

 


694 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2233216 8-May-2019 18:58
Send private message quote this post

ONLY Students?


400 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  # 2235456 12-May-2019 16:18
Send private message quote this post

Headline in Auckland Mag:  New fish species discovered that can detect wavelengths.

 

-- no wonder some people distrust science





gml


Lock him up!
10960 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2235457 12-May-2019 16:22
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Fish: I guess I will go swim in that wave. It looks longer.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


3026 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2235509 12-May-2019 17:23
Send private message quote this post

Apart from the semantic issues around detecting a measurement...

 

 

FWIW, detecting wavelength is probably quite difficult for a fish, or anything in the water for that matter. It needs to know it's own velocity in the direction of the wave, and then measure the period of the wave. I'm going to say that measuring the period isn't difficult, so long as you're deep enough not to be moved about by the wave itself, and have some suitable pressure sensors. But knowing your velocity in an environment where everything is moving in 2 and maybe 3 dimensions isn't easy. Also the typical environment is the summation of many waves of different directions, amplitudes, and periods.

 

 

So kudos to this fish.

 


BDFL - Memuneh
65018 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2235519 12-May-2019 17:43
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Although a funny headline, the fish detects different light wavelengths. Science still correct.




18505 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 2235532 12-May-2019 18:16
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

freitasm: Although a funny headline, the fish detects different light wavelengths. Science still correct.

 

Exactly right. Yes, its funny,  I watch a lot of doco's, and what some parts of our animal kingdom can do is outstanding. More than once I feel that with all our technology we cannot match this. The brain, is an amazing device, not just ours


21580 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2235570 12-May-2019 19:42
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Saw it reposted rather than myself specifically, but apparently, there was an article about a give a little page set up for a terminally ill woman with 3 kids dying of prostate cancer.


400 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  # 2235612 12-May-2019 21:26
Send private message quote this post

freitasm: Although a funny headline, the fish detects different light wavelengths. Science still correct.

 

As do probably all fish.  The headline is like "Stunning Finding:  Scientists show that things fall towards the centre of the earth when unsupported!" OK, except helium and hot-air balloons.





gml


90 posts

Master Geek


  # 2235658 12-May-2019 22:00
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/112657322/heavy-rain-110kmh-winds-could-bring-slips-flooding-and-powerline-damage

 

Caption for photo...

 

Strong gusts had already brought leaves down in Auckland on Sunday and were set to worsen in the evening.

 

Gusts so strong that they brought down leaves! Someone call out the national guard!


400 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  # 2238493 15-May-2019 16:47
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

News Hub poll:  How do you feel about the future of our economy.

 

Two options:  Pessimistic, and Pessimistic.

 

Methinks the poll is biased.  





gml


Lock him up!
10960 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2239087 16-May-2019 12:57
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Big front page headline in our local paper this morning about a microwaved pumpkin that exploded.

 

Well d'oh. 

 

 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


13573 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2240561 18-May-2019 15:10
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

"Stuff has enjoyed outstanding success at the country's annual media awards, winning recognition for all aspects of its journalism including the best news website, the best newspaper, digital innovation, agenda-setting projects, in-depth reporting, breaking news coverage and the best photography.

Stuff was named the best news website at the Voyager Media Awards ceremony in Auckland on Friday night."

Comedy gold.





6806 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2240633 18-May-2019 19:43
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

RNZ:

 

A dog in northern Thailand has rescued a newborn baby after it was buried alive, allegedly by its teenage mother.

 

The baby boy is said to have been abandoned by his mother, 15, to hide her pregnancy from her parents.

 

Ping Pong the dog was barking and digging in a field in Ban Nong Kham village. Its owner says he then noticed a baby's leg sticking out of the earth.

 

There is a photo of a dog, with the caption "File photo. Not Ping pong." So why include it?!


1 | ... | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100 | 101 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | ... | 116
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.