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Strange substances
« on: February 26, 2003, 08:27:43 pm »

Who will explain, what are:
 - Aguuti Nodules Huh
 - Charon Dust Huh
 - Reisburg Helices Huh
 - Tzo Crystals Huh
Are they real objects or fictitious? I can't find any links about them in whole Internet !
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Re: Strange substances
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2003, 10:26:09 pm »

Well, Charon is the moon of Pluto...

aside from that, all of the Exotic minerals are ficticious things.  That's what makes them so Exotic!
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2003, 02:06:52 am »

Antimatter is real, but you're not going to see it sitting around on planets.

Magnetic Monopoles aren't real (rather, there isn't much reason to suspect that they are, and if they are they must be really quite heavy), but at least we have an idea of what they would be like, in a way.


Note that Greenish was able to tell that you were coming by his Tzo Crystal's vibrations
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2003, 06:25:55 am »

There's Antimatter exotic?  Well, I stand corrected then.
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2003, 02:44:06 pm »

But such objects as Antimatter or Magnetic Monopoles ARE real (in science fiction) !
They are well-known.

But WHO or WHAT is Aguuti. Is he real scientist?
What is Reisburg? Is it a place in Germany? Or human name?
How are those "nodules" and "helices" looked?
I am interested in this!

I'm sorry, I'm Russian and havn't any association in my mind with mentioned terms. I only have an English/Russian dictionary, but it can't help me... Cry
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2003, 09:07:34 pm »

Antimatter is real in real life too. Antineutrinos are very plentiful; positrons (antielectrons) can be found around very radioactive material or in particle accelerators or in cosmic rays. In the larger particle accelerators you can see heavier antiparticles.

And when I say 'see' I really mean 'see'. Get a stream of positrons and a stream of electrons going into a magnetized cloud chamber and you really see them curving in opposite directions - it's not just a mathematical prediction. There are positively charged electrons - Antimatter!
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2003, 09:12:04 pm »

Okay Gurius, you know what DNA looks like?

DNA is shaped in a double helix.

I have no idea who or where Aguuti and/or Reisburg is.

I'm faily confident that Tzo is a made-up word.

As far as Nodules go...  I get the idea from talking to the Spathi that a "nodule" is something small and tasty.  Beyond that I have no idea.
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2003, 10:24:01 pm »

It always cracks me up when people start dropping science about a science fiction game.  Heck, two of the words there imply that none of this is supposed to be taken seriously  Cool

Not to discourage talk about real science, it still just cracks me up  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2003, 02:24:28 am »

Hey I have a test about magentic and electricity fields and particle accelerators in two weeks  Cool
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Re: Strange substances
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2003, 02:32:46 am »

Write down Magnetic Monopolides for every answer.  Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2003, 04:37:38 am »

Nodules are tasty egg-roll like things that are the equivalent of hamburgers.

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Re: Strange substances
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2003, 09:43:49 am »

You guys forgot quasi-degenerate matter.  

neutron stars and black holes are degenerate.  There are different kinds of degenerate matter too.
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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2003, 10:48:17 am »

WordWeb has this to say about "Nodules":

"(mineralogy) a small rounded lump of mineral substance (usually harder than the surrounding rock or sediment)"
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2003, 06:17:06 am »

Mmm noodles. Seriously, that's what I figured them things were the first time I ran across them.

Seriously, they're all likely made up information, but I like making up my own little mental stories about them. Forgive me for forcefeeding them to you all.

Tzo Crystals are (based on Greenish' commentry) crystals that have the unique receptivity towards temporal phenomenon. They are probably rather useful for predicting probable events. I imagine the MetaChron is made up of them.

Who knows for sure what Charon Dust is. It seems like superdense material leftovers from a star that went supernova. Material that is so incredibly packed as a result of intense gravitational forces.

Reisburg Helices... sounds like very rare naturally occurring mineral phenomena that is composed of incredibly tough and rigid yet light material, likely transparent in the form of the Aqua Helix. It is probably shaped in the form of helices (hence the name) and is the stellar equivalent to a super-plastic. Super duper light, yet super duper durable and rigid.

Aguuti Nodules? Bits of ore that have prime amounts of a mineral/metal that has superconductor properties? When refined, would have the ability to function as a room temperature superconductor?
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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2003, 08:51:51 pm »

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Who knows for sure what Charon Dust is. It seems like superdense material leftovers from a star that went supernova. Material that is so incredibly packed as a result of intense gravitational forces.


Well, that would be degenerate matter... Since we have never seen any, there might be some hysteresis that allows it to retain some super-dense properties even when the pressure has been released.
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