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    Turing Test Passed

    Well... Not that test.

    This one: Water filter inspired by Alan Turing passes first test



    Interesting article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Well... Not that test.

    This one: Water filter inspired by Alan Turing passes first test



    Interesting article.
    What is so interesting about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
    What is so interesting about it?
    From his link: A team led by material scientist Lin Zhang of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, set out to create a 3D Turing structure out of a polyamid, a material similar to nylon, formed by a reaction between the chemicals piperazine and trimesoyl chloride.

    Among other things, it points out how more and more scientific advances are taking place in China. Our leading rival for scientific leadership in the world economy of the 21st century.

    So, I find it interesting that you DON'T find it interesting.

    I think it's gonna take a really high-VOLTAGE Sputnik Shock to wake America up.

    And, beyond that, this is something that could have a LOT of practical uses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    From his link: A team led by material scientist Lin Zhang of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, set out to create a 3D Turing structure out of a polyamid, a material similar to nylon, formed by a reaction between the chemicals piperazine and trimesoyl chloride.

    Among other things, it points out how more and more scientific advances are taking place in China. Our leading rival for scientific leadership in the world economy of the 21st century.

    So, I find it interesting that you DON'T find it interesting.

    I think it's gonna take a really high-VOLTAGE Sputnik Shock to wake America up.

    And, beyond that, this is something that could have a LOT of practical uses.

    It should be interesting to anyone who understands the fresh water shortage that we will inevitably face in the future.
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    Nothing can come out of Chinese universities. They're not spending enough time on diversity and gender studies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Urbanek View Post
    Nothing can come out of Chinese universities. They're not spending enough time on diversity and gender studies.
    How do you know that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    It should be interesting to anyone who understands the fresh water shortage that we will inevitably face in the future.
    Yes. There may be WARS fought over water in the near future in places like Central Asia and the Middle East. Maybe inventions/discoveries like this will help us to avoid such a sorry fate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    How do you know that?
    I think you need to understand Robert's sense of humor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    From his link: A team led by material scientist Lin Zhang of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, set out to create a 3D Turing structure out of a polyamid, a material similar to nylon, formed by a reaction between the chemicals piperazine and trimesoyl chloride.

    Among other things, it points out how more and more scientific advances are taking place in China. Our leading rival for scientific leadership in the world economy of the 21st century.

    So, I find it interesting that you DON'T find it interesting.

    I think it's gonna take a really high-VOLTAGE Sputnik Shock to wake America up.

    And, beyond that, this is something that could have a LOT of practical uses.
    I think it is interesting for a lot of different reasons. It is interesting that they were to actually demonstrate and create the Turing structure.

    It accidentally looks like it might be an ineffective water filter.


    The researchers were elated to produce the Turing structures, says Zhang. But they were more surprised when they found that their membranes functioned as efficient water filters — surpassing conventional nylon-like filters in some respects.

    Although the membrane is effective at removing some impurities, Park says that its relatively low effectiveness eliminating table salt could make it impractical for desalinating seawater. Zhang says could be used to pretreat seawater in desalination plants, with the table salt removed via conventional methods, such as reverse osmosis.

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