Latest Articles: Science-Technology
Teen who was allergic to WiFi commits suicide
Post Date: 2015-11-30 12:12:18 by Willie Green
An English teen committed suicide because she was allergic to WiFi, her devastated mom said. Jenny Fry, 15, suffered from blinding headaches, tiredness and bladder issues problems that her parents said were caused by electro-hypersensitivity, according to The Mirror Online. Jenny was getting ill and so was I, her mother, Debra Fry, told the Oxfordshire Coroners Court. I did some research and found how dangerous WiFi could be, so I had it taken out of the house. Fry said she pleaded with her daughters teachers to allow her to work in rooms without WiFi at school as she continued to get in trouble for skipping class and acting out, but they refused. ...
The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever
Post Date: 2015-11-30 09:08:43 by Tooconservative
When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records on which the entire panic ultimately rested were systematically adjusted to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified. Two weeks ago, under the headline How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming, I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog, had checked the published temperature graphs for three weather stations in Paraguay against the temperatures that had originally been recorded. In each instance, the actual ...
"Massively Altered" …German Professor Examines NASA GISS Temperature Datasets
Post Date: 2015-11-24 08:36:48 by Tooconservative
UPDATE 2: Tremendous interest in Ewerts findings: shared or liked 2400 times up to now. Ive decided to take the day off from blogging and let this one run another day. UPDATE 1: Also read here. Veteran journalist Günter Ederer* writes a piece reporting that massive alterations have been found in the NASA GISS temperature data series, citing a comprehensive analysis conducted by a leading German scientist. These results are now available to the public. Professor Dr. Friedrich Karl Ewert. Source: University of Paderborn Ederer reports not long ago retired geologist and data computation expert Professor Dr. Friedrich Karl Ewert began looking at the data behind the ...
Earth's Great Oxidation Event: 'Multiple whiffs' of O2 2.5 billion years ago led to stable atmosphere
Post Date: 2015-11-22 08:53:01 by cranky
Earth developed its oxygen-rich atmosphere as a result of "multiple whiffs" of O2 from a sort of blue-green algae found in shallow oceans around 2.5 billion years ago. These bursts of oxygen continued until a tipping point was crossed, leading to the stable atmosphere, scientists said.A team from Canada and the US were looking to better understand what we know as the Great Oxidation Event, where oxygen was released from Earth to create a permanently oxygenated atmosphere 2.4 billion years ago. Ariel Anbar, from Arizona State University, explained: "How and why Earth developed an oxygenated atmosphere is one of the most profound puzzles in understanding the history of our ...
32 serial killers with high IQs
Post Date: 2015-11-04 00:59:28 by redleghunter
1) Ted Kaczynski (A.K.A. The Unabomber) - Ted Kaczynski is hard to top. Labeled not merely a serial killer, but a 'domestic terrorist' by the FBI, Kaczynski skipped the 5th grade after testing 167 on an IQ test. He entered Harvard at the age of 16 where he earned his undergraduate degree by age 20. He earned his PhD in mathematics at the University of Michigan, where he focused on geometric function theory. After this, he was hired by the University of Berkeley, becoming their youngest professor . He won the University of Michigan's Sumner B. Myers prize, thanks to a PhD thesis on boundary functions, recognized as that year's best mathematics dissertation. Kaczynski was ...
NYC to London in 30 Minutes! Plane of the Future Is Coming
Post Date: 2015-11-02 21:44:51 by Justified
We live in pretty cool times. Weve already got wearable technology, video calls, and a host of other gadgets foretold by Back to the Future II. Weve even got jet packs. But we still have a way to go in the area of supersonic travel. Since the Concorde was retired in 2003, transatlantic flyers have been forced to twiddle their thumbs on airplanes for about seven hours each way. Happily for restless travelers, that could change soon: Super-supersonic jets are on the way! In the Globe and Mails Prototypes column, Canadian engineer and inventor Charles Bombardier recently outlined his vision for an incredibly fast jet that would take passengers from New York to London in ...
Power out? Plug your house into the new Honda Hydrogen Car
Post Date: 2015-10-28 19:50:14 by Operation 40
Honda's hydrogen fuel cell sedan can power your entire house Honda unveiled its first production hydrogen-powered fuel cell sedan, the Clarity Fuel Cell, at the Tokyo Motor Show on Tuesday. Though Honda has dabbled in hydrogen power since the late 1980s, the five-passenger Clarity Fuel Cell sedan is the first hydrogen-powered model that the Japanese carmaker has intended to offer up to the public. A quick refresher on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles: The cars transform hydrogen in a unit called the fuel cell stack into electricity, which is fed to a lithium-ion battery pack and out to an electric motor that turns the drive wheels. Essentially, think of it as an electric ...
Genetically-engineered, extra-muscular dogs created by Chinese scientists
Post Date: 2015-10-20 19:28:43 by cranky
Researchers hope to go on to create dogs that have human diseases, like Parkinsons and muscular dystrophy Beagles have been used in the research (file pic)Chinese scientists have created genetically-engineered, extra-muscular dogs, after editing the genes of the animals for the first time. The scientists create beagles that have double the amount of muscle mass by deleting a certain gene, reports the MIT Technology Review. The mutant dogs have more muscles and are expected to have stronger running ability, which is good for hunting, police (military) applications, Liangxue Lai, one of the researchers on the project, told the magazine. Now the team hope to go on to ...
These bladeless wind turbines create electricity without spinning
Post Date: 2015-10-18 09:28:27 by CZ82
These bladeless wind turbines create electricity without spinning By Drew Prindle June 1, 2015 The turbines we currently use for wind power are incredibly advanced pieces of technology. Everything inside of them from the shape of their airfoils to the generators they spin has been painstakingly engineered for maximum efficiency. Theyre a very mature technology, but thats not to say an alternative concept might not be an improvement. Case in point: these incredible tube-like wind turbines from Spanish startup Vortex Bladeless. Through a clever manipulation of physics, the companys turbines are able to generate electricity without the help of any ...
Video: Tesla AutoPilot tried to kill me! Testing Tesla's newly released software for my Model S, the AutoPilot feature, almost resulted in my violent demise
Post Date: 2015-10-17 19:26:16 by Operation 40
Thousands- or tens of thousands- of Teslas will be hurtling down the roads in the next few weeks and there won't be a hand on the steering wheel. Even hardcore Reddit Fan Boys are nervous Beware of Tesla Autopilot Watch out for that passing Tesla Tesla is rolling out an Autopilot update to approximately 60,000 cars around the world. While this doesnt yet allow drivers to sit back and have a nap, its the first step on the road to fully automated driving. The problem is, for the time being at least, other drivers and pedestrians need to be a little wary of the Tesla driving past them. The Autopilot feature allows the companys cars to automatically steer down ...
Happy Pills in America:
Post Date: 2015-10-17 18:27:22 by tpaine
http://www.nejm.org Happy Pills in America: From Miltown to Prozac The Age of Anxiety: A History of America's Turbulent Affair with Tranquilizers Before Prozac: The Troubled History of Mood Disorders in Psychiatry N Engl J Med 2009; 360:841-844February 19, 2009DOI: 10.1056/NEJMbkrev0809177 Article Happy Pills in America: From Miltown to ProzacBy David Herzberg. 279 pp., illustrated. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. $45. ISBN: 978-0- 8018-9030-7 The Age of Anxiety: A History of America's Turbulent Affair with TranquilizersBy Andrea Tone. 298 pp., illustrated. New York, Basic Books, 2009. $26.95. ISBN: 978- 0-465-08658-0 Before Prozac: The Troubled History of ...
Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God (reduce by 1/3) – with MAGNETS
Post Date: 2015-10-14 18:54:55 by Hondo68
ATTITUDES towards God and immigrants can be changed by beaming magnetic waves into the brain, scientists have claimed.GETTYAttitudes towards God and immigrants can be changed by beaming magnetic waves into the brainA bizarre experiment claims to be able to make Christians no longer believe in God and make Britons open their arms to migrants in experiments some may find a threat to their values.Scientists looked at how the brain resolves abstract ideological problems.Using a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), researchers safely shut down certain groups of neurones in the brains of volunteers. TMS, which is used to treat depression, involves placing a large ...
The end of heavy metal: Boeing shows off material that is 99.99% AIR and could lead to new generation of planes and spaceships
Post Date: 2015-10-13 08:57:15 by cranky
Microlattice was inspired by the structure of human bonesMade up of interconnected hollow tubesEach tube has a wall 1,000 times thinner than a human hairEgg wrapped in the material would survive a 25 story drop Boeing has revealed the world's lightest metal structure, which it claims is 99.99% hollow.The revolutionary breakthrough claims to be 100 times lighter than Styrofoam and could be the future for aeronautical design, and is so light that is can sit atop a dandelionCalled a microlattice, it is so strong the firm says an egg wrapped in the material would survive a 25 story drop .Scroll down for video Boeing says an egg wrapped in the new material would survive a 25 story drop. They ...
Toyota Fuel Cell Plus Concept Comes From A Future Hydrogen-Based Society
Post Date: 2015-10-11 19:21:47 by Operation 40
With the FCV Plus Concept, Toyota is fast-forwarding to a future where hydrogen fuel cell cars will be as common as vehicles powered by internal combustion engines are today. Scheduled to have its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month, the Toyota FCV Plus study is said to embody a society in which hydrogen energy is in widespread use. In that society, fuel cell cars will be more than just vehicles that will take people from A to B. Toyota FCV in Power Sharing "Social" mode- wanna buy a kWh? Toyota says clean generation of hydrogen from a wide range of primary energy sources will make local, self-sufficient power generation a global reality, and fuel cell ...
A Scientist Trippin’ On LSD Discovered DNA… And His Breakthrough Was Not Alone
Post Date: 2015-10-09 20:42:30 by Deckard
Without the creative application of psychedelic drugs, it is very possible that the iPod would have never been invented and DNA may have never been discovered. Francis Crick, the scientist credited with discovering DNA, was taking psychedelic drugs when he made his groundbreaking revelation.The London-based periodical Mail on Sunday reported that after Cricks death in 2004, The abrasive and unorthodox Crick and his brilliant American co-researcher James Watson famously celebrated their eureka moment in March 1953 by running from the now legendary Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge to the nearby Eagle pub, where they announced over pints of bitter that ...
The DNA test 'that reveals if you're gay': Genetic code clue is 70% accurate, claim scientists
Post Date: 2015-10-09 15:58:22 by cranky
Researchers studied the DNA of 47 pairs of adult male identical twinsDistinct patterns of modifications to DNA were linked to homosexualityKnown as epigenetics, these changes are thought to occur in the womb Scientists claim they can predict whether someone is gay or straight with up to 70 per cent accuracy by looking at their DNA.It has long been believed that sexuality has a biological basis with certain genes linked to being gay.But the claim sexual behaviour can be predicted by such a high degree was described as 'bold' by British scientists.Researchers found distinct patterns of molecules which attach to DNA to switch genes on and off were associated with homosexuality. ...
Woolly mammoth skin found 'well preserved in permafrost' gives new hope for cloning
Post Date: 2015-10-09 09:06:36 by cranky
Scientists now examining new discovery in hunt for 'living cells'. The discovery is seen as highly significant by Russian and South Korean experts working to bring the mammoths back to life through cloning. Picture: NVK The dramatic find was made this summer on the remote Lyakhovsky Islands off the northern coastline of the Siberian land mass. The scientists located the remains of six woolly mammoths and well preserved skin at least 10,000 years old - as well as an unexpected discovery of the tusk of a 'pygmy mammoth'. Currently the skin is being examined at a special laboratory in Yakutsk, capital of Siberia's Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia, and the ...
Rise of the ROBOSEXUALS: Humans will have virtual reality sex by 2030
Post Date: 2015-10-05 11:11:03 by Willie Green
Futurologist predicts robot sex could become a reality in just 10 yearsBondara report claims robots will be more popular than human sex in 2050Predicts most people will use virtual reality tech in the bedroom in 2035This means they could see different partners or improve their appearance The development of life-like robots that could talk and have sex with humans have been branded 'unnecessary and undesirable'. But sex with robots could become a reality in just 10 years, and even be more popular than love-making between humans in 2050. This is the bleak prediction of futurologist Dr Ian Pearson, who also believes that by 2030, most people will have some form ...
French unveil 'world first' hydrogen-powered electric bike emitting only pure water
Post Date: 2015-10-02 19:21:14 by Operation 40
Pragma Industries's CEO Pierre Forte rides an Alpha electric bike that runs on hydrogen Photo: AFP/Getty The worlds first commercial electric bike running on hydrogen with only pure water as waste, so its makers claim, has been unveiled in France and already snapped up by the country's post office. It takes five minutes to charge and has a battery life of 100 kilometres (62 miles) and its Gallic makers claim it is a world first. The Alpha bike, which hides its hydrogen batteries in its frame, leaves an almost neutral carbon footprint, its designers at Pragma Industries in Bidart, near Biarritz, southwestern France insist. The bikes battery ...
Ice sheets may be more resilient than thought, say Stanford scientist's
Post Date: 2015-09-30 15:31:05 by tpaine
news.stanford.edu. Ice sheets may be more resilient than thought, say Stanford scientist's Map of the Earth with a 6-meter sea level rise represented in red Map of the Earth with a 6-meter sea level rise represented in red. A new Stanford study says that the sea level rise associated with a warming world may not be as high as predicted. (Image: NASA) Stanford study suggests that today's ice sheets may be more resilient to increased carbon dioxide levels than previously thought. By Miles Traer Sea level rise poses one of the biggest threats to human systems in a globally warming world, potentially causing trillions of dollars' worth of damages to flooded cities around the ...
Fingerprints reveal whether you're black or white: Distinctive patterns show whether a person is of African or European descent
Post Date: 2015-09-29 08:18:26 by cranky
Ridges patterns are different in people of European and African ancestry Researchers say these could be used to help with profiling suspectsThey say it could also provide valuable information for anthropologistsHowever, they warn more work is needed before it can be reliably used Palm readers claim to be able to see a person's future in the patterns on their hands, but it seems it is possible to also learn about their ancestral past too from their fingers.Fingerprints already used as a way to identify individuals appear to encode information about a person's ancestral background.Researchers have found there are distinct differences in how fingerprint ridges split ...
Bill Nye’s unscientific tirade on abortion [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-09-28 23:55:07 by redleghunter
In a new viral video starring Bill Nye, the famed "Science Guy" declares that laws protecting "unborn people" are "based on ignorance" and reflect a "a deep scientific lack of understanding." He also says that if you support such laws, you "literally or apparently literally don't know what youre talking about." Nye's video was released during an ongoing battle in Congress over sending taxpayers' money to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider. Several large media outlets have glowingly covered the video, including the Washington Post, Newsweek, and the Huffington Post. Nye's central argument is ...
The 12 Fastest Airplanes In History
Post Date: 2015-09-24 09:55:33 by Deckard
Some people love flying and some people hate it, but no matter how you feel about being thousands of feet in the air, theres no denying that just being able to travel by air is a miracle of technology. Even though most of us are perfectly content with being able to travel across the country in a matter of hours, there are some planes that can travel far faster than the commercial aircraft most people are accustomed to. Mankind has seen some crazy things flying in the sky before, such as this UFO that appeared right next to this Virgin Airlines plane. But the coolest thing about some of the worlds speediest planes is that we know for a fact that human beings were able to create ...
Sweden’s largest green hydrogen fuelling station opened in Stockholm by AGA
Post Date: 2015-09-21 18:32:45 by Operation 40
Swedens largest, and Stockholms first, hydrogen fuelling station for fuel-cell cars has been opened in Arlanda by Lindes Swedish subsidiary AGA. Hydrogen in connection with fuel-cell technology now has a solid track record, says Bo Dyrvold, responsible for Lindes gases business in Northern Europe. This hydrogen fuelling station in connection with Hyundais and Toyotas fuel-cell cars offers the possibility to drive completely emission-free. It is very positive for us to be contributing to taking yet another step towards a more sustainable society. The new hydrogen fuelling station in the vicinity of Stockholms airport has a ...
Garbage In, Power Out: South Carolina BMW Plant Demonstrates Landfill Gas to Hydrogen Fuel
Post Date: 2015-09-20 19:51:23 by Operation 40
Hydrogen Fueling-The plant BMW plant in Greer, South Carolina is home to the worlds largest fleet of fuel cell forklifts. Photo courtesy of BMW Manufacturing. A BMW manufacturing plant in Greer, South Carolina, demonstrated that fuel cells can be powered by fuel from a unique source: Garbage. In a first-of-its-kind demonstration, the Energy Department, BMW and project partners Ameresco, Gas Technology Institute and the South Carolina Research Authority powered some of the facilitys fuel cell forklifts with hydrogen produced on-site from biomethane gas at a nearby landfill. In order to achieve this, project researchers and engineers had to overcome two main obstacles. The ...
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