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The ITER fusion reactor needs super-strong steel to withstand its fiery hot temperatures. Fortunately, an American national laboratory has developed just such a steel, and has made it affordable as well.  (Source: ITER)
New steel from Oak Ridge National Laboratory is cheaper and stronger than past steel, likely to be used in ITER fusion reactor





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RE: "U.S. Beats Britain"
By uhgotnegum on 10/28/2008 12:13:56 PM , Rating: 4
Interesting, because I actually see this as an example of the opposite argument...

If we accept that both are "purportedly saying the same thing" (paraphrasing his comment), wouldn't the one that people find more pleasing to read, or "worth reading," naturally be bumped up? If it came down to "I agree" or "I disagree" then they would both be voted the same way.


RE: "U.S. Beats Britain"
By jRaskell on 10/28/2008 12:32:07 PM , Rating: 2
You've never seen one of those studies where groups of people are asked the same question worded in two different ways, and the results of each question are drastically different?


RE: "U.S. Beats Britain"
By uhgotnegum on 10/28/2008 12:52:44 PM , Rating: 2
I believe that there are studies that show such things, and it even makes sense that the results would vary.

However, if I'm applying what you are implying correctly, wouldn't the question that we are asking be, "Is this post worth reading or not worth reading?" The two posts aren't different answers to two differently worded (yet, substantively identical) questions; they are a different scenario entirely. Here, we're asked the same question (identically worded) to two differently worded (yet, substantively identical) comments.

So, I'd like to think that we're both right...

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You and I both win...just not in same competition


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