Latest Articles: Science-Technology
Space weather expert has ominous forecast
Post Date: 2012-05-07 06:57:10 by CZ82
Space weather expert has ominous forecast Mike Hapgood, who studies solar events, says the world isn't prepared for a truly damaging storm. And one could happen soon. A massive explosion on the sun's surface has triggered the largest solar radiation storm since 2005, hurling charged particles at Earth. (NASA / May 4, 2012) A stream of highly charged particles from the sun is headed straight toward Earth, threatening to plunge cities around the world into darkness and bring the global economy screeching to a halt. This isn't the premise of the latest doomsday thriller. Massive solar storms have happened before and another one is likely to occur soon, according to Mike ...
Science and the Republican Brain
Post Date: 2012-05-02 18:06:06 by SJN
The so-called Republican brain, with its deep resistance to yielding before mere scientific evidence, has played an indispensable role in the making of modern science, long before the emergence of the Grand Old Party. A new term of political opprobrium has been loosed upon the world: anti-science. Like many terms of abuse, it is easier to convey its meaning by an illustration than by a rigorous definition. For example, If those damn Republicans werent so anti-science, we might have a chance of dealing with global warming. Heres another example: Those damn Republicans are so anti-science that they want to see creationism taught in schools. As these two ...
Ladies Beware – New Mobile Phone Allows Perverts to See Through Your Clothes
Post Date: 2012-04-29 10:26:40 by CZ82
Ladies Beware New Mobile Phone Allows Perverts to See Through Your Clothes April 21, 2012 by Giacomo I remember when I was a kid and watched Superman on televsion and wondered what it would be like to have his X-ray vision and see through walls. Then there were the cartoons where someone had x-ray glasses that could see someones skeleton. I remember the other boys in the neighborhood saying they wanted a set of x-ray glasses to see through the girls dresses. Well, those perverted wishes are about to become a reality thanks to a new high technology computer chip being developed by researchers at the University of Texas in Dallas. Dr Kenneth O, director of Texas Analog ...
Last Lifeline To The ISS, Russia's Progress Space Freighter Docks
Post Date: 2012-04-23 19:15:55 by Brian S
MOSCOW, April 22 (Xinhua) -- Russia's cargo spacecraft Progress M-15M docked with the International Space Station (ISS) successfully on Sunday, the Mission Control Center (MCC) said. "The Progress M-15M docked with the Pirs unit at 18:39 p.m. Moscow time (14:39 GMT), and the docking went on smoothly," according to the MCC. Some local media reported that the ISS crew would open the hatch of the Progress space freighter at around 21:25 p.m. Moscow time (17:25 GMT) and unload urgent cargo. The Progress M-15M delivered about 2.4 tons of fuel and scientific equipment to the ISS as well as oxygen, food and clothes for the crew. Among them, there is a special present for Russian ...
The third industrial revolution [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2012-04-22 17:36:56 by jwpegler
The digitisation of manufacturing will transform the way goods are madeand change the politics of jobs too THE first industrial revolution began in Britain in the late 18th century, with the mechanisation of the textile industry. Tasks previously done laboriously by hand in hundreds of weavers cottages were brought together in a single cotton mill, and the factory was born. The second industrial revolution came in the early 20th century, when Henry Ford mastered the moving assembly line and ushered in the age of mass production. The first two industrial revolutions made people richer and more urban. Now a third revolution is under way. Manufacturing is going digital. As this ...
Our Universe Is A Gigantic And Wonderfully Detailed Holographic Illussion
Post Date: 2012-04-21 15:36:02 by Hondo68
MessageToEagle.com - In our daily life we are not aware that we may, in fact, live in a hologram and our existence is a holographic projection, nothing more. All what we believe is real, our whole physical world, is - in fact - an illusion being proved by the holographic universe, one of the most remarkable theories of 20th century. Energy fields are decoded by our brains into a 3D picture, to give the illusion of a physical world. Despite its apparent materiality, the universe is a kind of 3-D projection and is ultimately no more real than a hologram. "Our brain mathematically construct objective reality by interpreting frequencies that are ultimately from another dimension, a ...
Viking robots found life on Mars in 1976, scientists say
Post Date: 2012-04-12 16:11:48 by jwpegler
New analysis of 36-year-old data, resuscitated from printouts, shows NASA found life on Mars, an international team of mathematicians and scientists conclude in a paper published this week. Further, NASA doesn't need a human expedition to Mars to nail down the claim, neuropharmacologist and biologist Joseph Miller, with the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, told Discovery News. "The ultimate proof is to take a video of a Martian bacteria. They should send a microscope -- watch the bacteria move," Miller said. "On the basis of what we've done so far, I'd say I'm 99 percent sure there's life there," he added. Miller's ...
Social Stress Changes Immune System Gene Expression in Primates
Post Date: 2012-04-11 12:22:48 by lucysmom
The ranking of a monkey within her social environment and the stress accompanying that status dramatically alters the expression of nearly 1,000 genes, a new scientific study reports. The research is the first to demonstrate a link between social status and genetic regulation in primates on a genome-wide scale, revealing a strong, plastic link between social environment and biology. In a comparison of high-ranking rhesus macaque females with their low-ranking companions, researchers discovered significant differences in the expression of genes involved in the immune response and other functions. When a female's rank improved, her gene expression also changed within a few weeks, ...
50 Top Astronauts, Scientists Sign Letter Slamming NASA For Promoting Man-Made Climate Change Dogma
Post Date: 2012-04-11 09:52:16 by Hondo68
Update: Now at Fox News! Eventually the sham is going to give, and the latest letter signed by 50 NASA experts, with more than 1000 years of combined professional experience, is a sure sign the gigs about over.
..hundreds of well-known climate scientists
..tens of thousands of other scientists publicly declaring their disbelief
..science is NOT settled
..unbecoming of NASAs history
..advocacy of an extreme position
..damage to the exemplary reputation of NASA
..even the reputation of science itself
Letters to the top dont get any more blunt than that. And how many tens of ...
MIT's 'Smart Sand' Can Duplicate Any Object, Creep Out Any Blogger
Post Date: 2012-04-03 19:49:17 by We The People
To test their algorithm, the researchers designed and built a system of "smart pebbles"--cubes about 10 millimeters to an edge, with processors and magnets built in. [Photo: M. Scott Brauer via MIT News]MIT researchers from the Distributed Robotics Laboratory (DRL) are working on the very first steps towards nano-bot technology. In their Smart Sand project, the researches hope to make tiny, sand-grain-sized, self-contained computers that can duplicate any object. One day, the researchers imagine that you will be able to deposit an object into a box of sand-grain-sized computers and pull out a full-size replica of the original object a few seconds later. (3D printing, ...
Alexander Tsiaras: Conception to birth
Post Date: 2012-04-01 00:48:12 by redleghunter
Many Billions of Rocky Planets in Habitable Zones Around Red Dwarfs in Milky Way
Post Date: 2012-03-28 16:22:12 by jwpegler
A new result from ESO's HARPS planet finder shows that rocky planets not much bigger than Earth are very common in the habitable zones around faint red stars. The international team estimates that there are tens of billions of such planets in the Milky Way galaxy alone, and probably about one hundred in the Sun's immediate neighbourhood. This is the first direct measurement of the frequency of super-Earths around red dwarfs, which account for 80% of the stars in the Milky Way. This first direct estimate of the number of light planets around red dwarf stars has just been announced by an international team using observations with the HARPS spectrograph on the 3.6-metre telescope at ...
Bedrock of vaccination theory crumbles as science reveals antibodies not necessary to fight viruses
Post Date: 2012-03-27 18:22:31 by Capitalist Eric
(NaturalNews) While the medical, pharmaceutical, and vaccine industries are busy pushing new vaccines for practically every condition under the sun, a new study published in the journal Immunity completely deconstructs the entire vaccination theory. It turns out that the body's natural immune systems, comprised of both innate and adaptive components, work together to ward off disease without the need for antibody-producing vaccines. The theory behind vaccines is that they mimic infection by spurring B cells, one of the two major types of white blood cells in the immune system, to produce antibodies as part of the adaptive immune system. It is widely believed that these vaccine-induced ...
Exposed: Inside the NSA’s Largest and Most Expansive Secret Domestic Spy Center in Bluffdale, Utah
Post Date: 2012-03-26 22:28:19 by whyofcourse
A new exposé in Wired Magazine reveals details about how the National Security Agency is quietly building the largest spy center in the country in Bluffdale, Utah, as part of a secret NSA surveillance program codenamed "Stellar Wind." We speak with investigative reporter James Bamford, who says the NSA has established listening posts throughout the nation to collect and sift through billions of email messages and phone calls, whether they originate within the country or overseas. The Utah spy center will contain near-bottomless databases to store all forms of communication collected by the agency. This includes the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls and ...
Is this finally proof we're NOT causing global warming? The whole of the Earth heated up in medieval times without human CO2 emissions, says new study
Post Date: 2012-03-26 13:01:23 by Capitalist Eric
Current theories of the causes and impact of global warming have been thrown into question by a new study which shows that during medieval times the whole of the planet heated up. It then cooled down naturally and there was even a 'mini ice age'. A team of scientists led by geochemist Zunli Lu from Syracuse University in New York state, has found that contrary to the consensus, the Medieval Warm Period approximately 500 to 1,000 years ago wasnt just confined to Europe. In fact, it extended all the way down to Antarctica which means that the Earth has already experience global warming without the aid of human CO2 emissions. Cold facts: ...
Forget global warming - it's Cycle 25 we need to worry about!!!
Post Date: 2012-03-22 20:08:30 by CZ82
Forget global warming - it's Cycle 25 we need to worry about (and if NASA scientists are right the Thames will be freezing over again)Met Office releases new figures which show no warming in 15 years By David Rose UPDATED: 00:38 EST, 29 January 2012 The supposed consensus on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years. The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the Thames in the 17th Century. Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was ...
Scarce Oil? U.S. Has 60 Times More Than Obama Claims
Post Date: 2012-03-20 07:19:17 by CZ82
Scarce Oil? U.S. Has 60 Times More Than Obama Claims By JOHN MERLINE When he was running for the Oval Office four years ago amid $4-a-gallon gasoline prices, then-Sen. Barack Obama dismissed the idea of expanded oil production as a way to relieve the pain at the pump. "Even if you opened up every square inch of our land and our coasts to drilling," he said. "America still has only 3% of the world's oil reserves." Which meant, he said, that the U.S. couldn't affect global oil prices. It's the same rhetoric President Obama is using now, as gas prices hit $4 again, except now he puts the figure at 2%. "With only 2% of the world's oil reserves, we ...
New Details on NSA‘s ’Spy Center‘ and Secrets From Domestic Eavesdropping Operation ’Stellar Wind’
Post Date: 2012-03-20 06:56:57 by CZ82
New Details on NSAs Spy Center and Secrets From Domestic Eavesdropping Operation Stellar Wind Liz Klimas In the heart of Utahs desert, the National Security Agency is well underway on a project that has been called the nations largest, most expensive cyber-security project. Naturally, almost all details about the buildings soon-to-be inner activities are highly classified and no one is talking officials in Bluffdale where it is being built and the nearby Salt Lake City are kept in the dark. Still, Wireds Threat Level has gotten some details on the building and provides analysis on some of its expected activity. Wired describes ...
Efficiently harvest hydrogen for fuel cells without the need for electricity
Post Date: 2012-03-10 14:13:54 by jwpegler
Researchers at a California university have developed a nanowire-based method to efficiently harvest hydrogen for fuel cells without the need for electricity, which is commonly generated by greenhouse-gas producing fossil fuels or nuclear reactors with their problematic waste. "This is a clean way to generate clean fuel," said Deli Wang, a professor at the UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering, where the breakthrough was made. Hydrogen may be the most abundant element in our universe, but here on earth it's commonly found bound up with other elements such as nitrogen or fluorine and, of course, with oxygen to create good ol' H2O. The trick has been to ...
Humans, Gorillas More Alike Than Previously Thought, Say Scientists
Post Date: 2012-03-07 19:11:27 by Brian S
Chimpanzees are humans nearest genetic relatives, but gorillas come in at a close second, according to a recent study. For the first time, scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of a gorilla. The research team, led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, a nonprofit British genome research center, found that 30 percent of the gorilla's genome is closer to that of chimps and humans than the latter are to each other. The results, published online in the science journal Nature, are surprising because humans diverged from chimps more recently than they did from gorillas. Humans and chimps separated from gorillas 10 million years ago; chimps and humans diverged just 4 million ...
Earth Braces For Biggest Space Storm In Five Years
Post Date: 2012-03-07 18:45:32 by Brian S
A pair of steamy explosions on the Suns surface in recent days is sparking the biggest radiation and geomagnetic storm the Earth has experienced in five years, space weather experts said Wednesday. The full brunt of the storm is expected to hit Earth early Thursday US time and last through Friday, potentially disrupting power grids, GPS systems, satellites, and forcing airplanes to change their routes around the polar regions. Space weather has gotten very interesting over the past 24 hours, said Joseph Kunches, a space weather scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The fuss began late Sunday at an active region on the sun known as 1429, ...
U.S. Officials: Stuxnet Launched The Next Generation Of Warfare
Post Date: 2012-03-05 11:17:42 by Brian S
In a fascinating segment Sunday night, CBS Newss 60 Minutes delved into the creation of the Stuxnet worm, a revolutionary piece of software that has given Irans nuclear program fits for years now. But its not just Iranian scientists who are now watchful for software attacks more sophisticated than anything ever before seen: U.S. officials are warning that Stuxnet is so advanced, it may actually signal the beginning of a new era of warfare that targets the enemys infrastructure instead of the populace at large. The Stuxnet worm works by targeting a specific piece of manufacturing hardware, a logic box developed by Siemens, to cause malfunctions at a time of the ...
Military Video Captures Destructive Power of Navy’s Newest Railgun
Post Date: 2012-03-03 10:15:03 by CZ82
Military Video Captures Destructive Power of Navys Newest Railgun Posted on February 28, 2012 at 4:53pm by Buck Sexton This weapon could one day revolutionize warfare. Its a new version of the railgun, and it packs an earth-shattering, hypersonic punch. In the past, railguns have been high-tech but massive beasts that looked like only the largest naval ships could handle one. With continued testing and experimentation, thats starting to change. As you can see from the screenshot above depicting the loading of a prototype rail gun built by defense contractor BAE, these amazing weapons are getting smaller, and inching closer to combat readiness. Gizmodo lays out just ...
The Kill Switch Comes to the PC
Post Date: 2012-02-26 10:23:07 by CZ82
The Kill Switch Comes to the PC A feature common in phones will let Microsoft remotely disable malware By Jordan Robertson Janne Kytömäki, a Finnish software developer, was cruising Googles Android Market for smartphone apps last year when he noticed something strange. Dozens of best-selling applications suddenly listed the same wrong publisher. It was as if Stephen Kings name had vanished from the covers of his books, replaced by an unknown author. Kytömäki realized the culprit was a piece of malware that was spreading quickly, and he posted his findings online. Google responded swiftly. It flipped a little-known kill switch, reaching into more than 250,0 ...
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