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New Science stuff :)
« on: October 10, 2008, 12:47:19 PM »
Goldmine Bug DNA may be key to alien life

Basically this little creature's living deep in the Earth in goldmines, devoid of sunlight and Oxygen.
Gaining its energy from Uranium decay.

Just follow the link to read it in detail, it's fascinating :)




I've decided I'm just going to post interesting scientific finds on this thread :)
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Re: New bacteria discovered
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2008, 12:49:10 PM »
Makes one wonder what other planets could support such bacteria, let alone other possible bacteria we havn't even thought of.
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Re: New bacteria discovered
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2008, 01:00:35 PM »
Yeahh, if the bacteria can survive in those conditions, surely other planets would be suitable for some sort of bacterium.
I'm pretty sure when we have the ability to do more regular research on other planets that we'll find something, at least that's what I hope for :D
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Re: New bacteria discovered
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2008, 01:12:23 PM »
Amazing. I've always know life was more incredible than we ever knew but this is just over the top. Able to get energy from radioactive elements... Incredible.

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Re: New bacteria discovered
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2008, 01:52:59 PM »
very cool.  I love extremophiles. 
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Re: New bacteria discovered
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2008, 03:59:19 PM »
I roomed with a guy at a scientific conference who worked on thermophilic bacteriophage (viruses that infect thermophilic bacteria). Temporarily endowing bacteria with thought I could imagine them saying, "here I have this nice thermal vent around boiling point, acidic pH, no real predators can survive this horrible environment ... here come the phage. It seems that life will try to fill in any nook or crevice that is available. 

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Re: New bacteria discovered
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2008, 08:55:26 PM »
Makes one wonder what other planets could support such bacteria BUGS!!!???, let alone other possible bacteria BUGS!!!??? we havn't even thought of.

Woah.  I totally assumed something in your post that wasn't there.  I figured this was just one of those old bacteria/archea that live in those sorts of environments, but it's a multicellular organism!  That's so fracking cool.
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Re: New bacteria discovered
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2008, 09:21:23 PM »
Absolutely amazing!  I cannot wait for what is yet to come.

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Re: New bacteria discovered
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2008, 11:18:38 AM »
very cool.  I love extremophiles. 

Does that make you an extremophilophile?  ::)
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Re: New bacteria discovered
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2008, 11:23:14 AM »
Makes one wonder what other planets could support such bacteria BUGS!!!???, let alone other possible bacteria BUGS!!!??? we havn't even thought of.

Woah.  I totally assumed something in your post that wasn't there.  I figured this was just one of those old bacteria/archea that live in those sorts of environments, but it's a multicellular organism!  That's so fracking cool.

Where do you read that?  Candidatus Desulforudis audaxviator is a bacterium, according to the article.
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Re: New bacteria discovered
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2008, 12:30:40 PM »
Oh.  I was right the first time, then...the article kept referring to the damn thing as a "bug" so I leaped to conclusions.
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Re: New bacteria discovered
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2008, 01:49:36 PM »
Goldmine Bug DNA may be key to alien life

Basically this little creature's living deep in the Earth in goldmines, devoid of sunlight and Oxygen.
Gaining its energy from Uranium decay.

Just follow the link to read it in detail, it's fascinating :)


Wherever there's energy, there's bacteria, as long as the energy is not too great or too little, it seems.

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Re: New bacteria discovered
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2008, 02:29:55 PM »
Define too much or too little. There's bacteria cheerfully living in conditons we'd call hell becuase of so much energy. Live deep sea vents. Incredible pressure, boiling hot water, and chemicals you don't want anywhere near you.

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Re: New bacteria discovered
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2008, 10:03:38 AM »
very cool.  I love extremophiles. 

Does that make you an extremophilophile?  ::)

ROFL!

From critters in the antarctic, to those around the black smokers, it seems that there isn't much to determine what is bad for life.  I didn't get a chance to watch all the new show about the giant crystal cave but they were looking in there for new extremophiles too!  http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/giant-crystal-cave-3569/Overview

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Re: New bacteria discovered (Adding More Discoveries)
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2008, 02:26:47 PM »
Molecular Computer Runs Calculations Inside Living Cell

Read this, it's incredible to say the least :)
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Re: New bacteria discovered (Adding More Discoveries)
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2008, 02:34:16 PM »
Has anyone ever heard of a waterbear?

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It has recently been demonstrated that tardigrades can survive the vacuum of open space and solar radiation combined for at least 10 days.
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Re: New bacteria discovered (Adding More Discoveries)
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2008, 03:01:16 PM »
Wow, those Waterbear things are great!
Look like little ugly caterpillars ::)

It's amazing how some living things can survive so much more extremeties than us.

Found these things too - "Conan the Bacterium" ;)
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Re: New Science stuff :)
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2008, 09:58:25 AM »
"Fishbowl" Spaceships

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Re: New Science stuff :)
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Re: New Science stuff :)
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2008, 05:07:06 AM »
New particle discovered? Dark Matter? ;)

1 Gev chargeless particle? sounds like a neutron... a real slow one though
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