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  • NASA’s magnetic field mission looking for green energy (or a powerful new weapon perhaps?)

    03/16/2015 10:47:56 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    STGIST ^ | 3/14/15 | Carlo Diokno
    NASA’s magnetic field mission looking for green energy In addition to learning more about the magnetic field of the Earth, and the ubiquitous but hard to understand “magnetic reconnection,” NASA’s new MMS mission is also looking for ways to harness the power of magnetism, and produce clean energy. NASA’s MMS mission will investigate magnetic reconnection.Findings from this mission could lead to production of green energy from magnetism.Magnetic reconnection is ubiquitous in the cosmos, but it’s still poorly understood. After years of intensive planning, with countless days of engineering works, data analysis, and more, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday successfully launched the...
  • The Chameleon in the Vacuum Chamber (physics, dark energy)

    01/14/2015 10:38:37 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    The Chameleon in the Vacuum Chamber A new proposal for an experiment that could test the presence of a fifth force with unprecedented precision. It still amazes me that everything I see is made up of only some few dozen particles and four interactions. For all we know. But maybe this isn’t all there is? Physicists have been speculating for a while now that our universe needs a fifth fundamental force, one responsible for the phenomenon of dark energy, to maintain the observed expansion rate. Although this idea has been around for more than a decade, it has turned...
  • How To Field Strip A 1911

    07/30/2013 7:39:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/26/13 | fmgpubs
    Knowing how to safely field strip a 1911 pistol is a must for any new shooter. American Handgunner's Roy Huntington breaks this down into a simple step-by-step process.
  • Reverse Terraforming (for Supervillains only)

    05/18/2012 10:41:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker
    Starts with a Bang ^ | 5/17/12 | Ethan Siegel
    "The Earth destroys its fools, but the intelligent destroy the Earth."-Khalid ibn al-Walid Usually, when we talk about terraforming, we think about taking a presently uninhabitable planet and making it suitable for terrestrial life. This means taking a world without an oxygen-rich atmosphere, with watery oceans, and without the means to sustain them, and to transform it into an Earth-like world. The obvious choice, when it comes to our Solar System, is Mars. (Image credit: Daein Ballard.) The red planet, after all, is not a total stranger to these conditions. On the contrary, for the first billion-and-a-half years of our...
  • President Obama to Visit an Oil Field!! (What a joke)

    03/19/2012 2:42:18 PM PDT · by Signalman · 32 replies · 1+ views
    whitehousedossier ^ | 3/19/2012 | Keith Koffler
    With gasoline prices marching north, President Obama next week will take a break from worshipping the sun and putting his finger to the wind when he actually highlights energy projects that provide lots of energy. The White House is desperate to repair the damage being done to Obama’s campaign by the price at the pump, and aides have suddenly begun portraying him as a great apostle of oil and gas drilling. In what may go down as one of the worst political blunders of his presidency, Obama late last year bowed to environmentalists’ pressure and rejected the Keystone pipeline’s route...
  • Defense Sec. Panetta unaware of $750,000 Gitmo soccer field

    02/29/2012 5:28:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 4+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/29/12 | Caroline May
    In the wake of the revelation that the Department of Defense has spend $750,000 on a soccer field for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp pressed Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on his knowledge of the expenditure at a Budget Committee hearing on Wednesday. Panetta denied knowledge of the project. “Did you know that apparently federal taxpayers are paying for a $750,000 soccer field at Gitmo? Is that something that the Department of Defense knew about?” Huelskamp asked Panetta. “I’m sorry, what was that?” Panetta replied. “A $750,000 soccer field at Gitmo that was just announced by...
  • Botched PAT call hands Toledo yet another close loss (Updated)

    09/25/2011 2:02:24 AM PDT · by rawhide · 1 replies ^ | 9-24-11 | Graham Watson
    BIG EAST Conference coordinator of football officiating Terry McAulay has issued the following statement, with regard to a play in the fourth quarter of Saturday's football game between Syracuse and Toledo. "After studying the videos of the Syracuse extra point attempt at 2:07 of the fourth quarter, we have concluded that the ruling on the field that the kick passed between the uprights was incorrect, and that the replay official made an error in failing to reverse that ruling. In reviewing the video, we have determined that the angle from behind the kicking team shows conclusively that the ball passes...
  • Field Poll: Obama approval rating at 46% in state (Even in California: Time for Change?)

    09/14/2011 9:40:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies ^ | 9/14/11 | Joe Garofoli
    Even as President Obama's approval rating has plummeted across the nation, it was always sunnier in California. Until now. For the first time since Obama became president in January 2009, fewer than half (46 percent) of California voters approve of his performance as president - a figure that's dropped eight percentage points in three months, according to a Field Poll survey of attitudes toward Obama released today. The poll of 1,001 registered state voters was taken Sept. 1-12. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points. Nationally, 43.9 percent of respondents approve of Obama's job performance, according...
  • NASA Photos Bring Millions of Galaxies and Asteroids Down to Earth

    04/18/2011 4:49:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies ^ | 4/15/11 | Clara Moskowitz
    NASA has unveiled a flood of photos showing millions galaxies, stars and asteroids photographed by a prolific sky-mapping telescope that ended its mission earlier this year. For the first time, the space agency publicly released more than half of the 2.7 million images taken by its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope during its mission to map the entire sky. WISE launched in December 2009 and spent 14 months scanning the heavens in infrared light before shutting down this past February. The $320 million space telescope hunted for asteroids and comets, as well as more distant cosmic objects revealed by...
  • Sex Abuse Convictions Overturned on Appeal

    04/04/2011 4:33:08 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines
    ROCHESTER—A state appeals court has overturned sex abuse charges against an Ontario County man and ordered a new trial. In doing so, the court also admonished the Ontario County District Attorney’s office for improper comments made during trial. In a decision released Friday (April 1), the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, ruled that Richard M. Wildrick’s rights were violated when the Ontario County Court refused to issue subpoenas for the school records of one of his alleged victims, an underage boy. That refusal, the court held, denied Wildrick his right to a fair trial because the prosecution had...
  • Decapitated body, explosive device found in Evanston park (Chicagoland)

    09/14/2010 2:47:00 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 67 replies · 1+ views
    SunTimes ^ | 9-14-10 | Bob Seidenberg, Kim Janssen
    Evanston police are investigating an early morning explosion that left one man dead Tuesday and led to the evacuation of residents and the closure of a middle school. Police secured the area around the Nichols Middle School and Fitzsimmons Park, where the decapitated body of an unidentified male and an explosive device were found shortly before 6 a.m. At Tuesday afternoon news conference, Evanston Police Commander Tom Guenther said authorities were taking the explosion “extremely seriously’’ but did not yet understand what the bomber’s intentions were. Police refused to identify the man who died and said they had not determined...
  • KEYNES AT HARVARD Economic Deception as a Political Credo

    04/02/2010 3:06:54 PM PDT · by narses · 15 replies · 519+ views
    PREFACE HOW THIS BOOK CAME TO BE WRITTEN By Zygmund Dobbs In 1957 a Harvard alumni group asked this writer to initiate a study of leftist infiltration at Harvard University. Previous efforts to find a qualified Harvard alumnus for the task had proved unfruitful. This was a period when America was still in shock over scandals involving traitorous government officials in the service of the Stalinist terror apparatus. Disloyal Ivy leaguers had used the wealth and resources of the United States to undermine their own country. Incredibly, at the same time, they were able to betray over 600 million people...
  • Eastern Washington literally seeing red over new turf (inspired by Boise State's Turf)

    01/28/2010 10:51:04 AM PST · by greatdefender · 18 replies · 573+ views ^ | Jan 28, 2010 | Matt Hinton
    Boise State has its infamous "Smurf Turf," and Nebraska has what it likes to call the "Sea of Red" to describe the vast crowd inside Lincoln's Memorial Stadium. As of next fall, though, neither of them will have anything on I-AA Eastern Washington, which announced plans Wednesday to install an actual field of red: Taking a cue from Boise State's famous blue turf, Eastern Washington is planning to install an artificial red playing surface inside its football stadium. The Big Sky program's official school colors are red and white. Former EWU star Michael Roos, now in the NFL with the...
  • Reversing Field, ADL Blasts J Street Over Palin

    11/20/2009 10:25:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 526+ views
    Commentary ^ | 11/20/09 | Jonathan Tobin
    ays after the ADL pandered to its liberal adherents with a report that attempted in part to link mainstream conservative critics of the Obama administration with extremists, the venerable watchdog group tilted in the other direction with a blast aimed at J Street, the leftist lobby that seeks to undermine the pro-Israel consensus in Washington. According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, ADL national director Abe Foxman called up the wire service last night to condemn J Street for its attack on Sarah Palin’s recent statement opposing Obama’s stand on Jewish settlements. JTA’s Capital J blog said Foxman termed J Street’s...
  • Lawyers Call for Changes in International Law to Help ‘Climate Exiles’ (More muslims in our future?)

    10/16/2009 4:30:33 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies · 581+ views
    CNS News ^ | October 16, 2009 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – International law dealing with refugees should be amended to cover people affected by disasters attributed to climate change, environmental lawyers are arguing. With the United Nations and others predicting upward of 200 million people being displaced by 2050 as a result of environmental changes, the London-based Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD) says they will need help dealing with “statelessness and compensation.” “International refugee law focuses on those who are persecuted for political, racial or religious reasons,” the organization’s director, Joy Hyvarinen, said in a statement Thursday. “It was not designed for those who are left...
  • Swine Flu Draws a Shrug, Field Poll Finds

    10/06/2009 4:44:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 386+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 | Erin Allday
    Half of Californians are not particularly worried about the swine flu, and most people trust that the state has the resources to keep them healthy if an influenza outbreak occurs, according to a recent Field Poll survey released Monday. Despite repeated messages from federal and state officials that the swine flu - a form of influenza Type A, subtype H1N1 - could be a serious public health threat, 49 percent of survey respondents said they were not very concerned about the virus or not concerned at all. Bay Area respondents were especially worry-free - 54 percent said they were not...
  • Israel ‘Super Gas’ Field is World’s Largest in 18 Months

    08/26/2009 10:55:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1,427+ views ^ | 8/26/09 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Tamar gas field, 50 miles off the Haifa coast, keeps getting bigger with every report, and the gas discovery now is estimated to be the world’s largest in 18 months. The Scotland-based Wood Mackenzie research and consulting firm assessed the value of the field at $8 billion, approximately double that of local analysts. The latest upside projection comes less than two weeks after another revised estimate that the reserves are 16 percent higher than previously thought. Changing gas prices could make the gas worth anywhere between $3.5-$17 billion in the future, and partners in the offshore project are preparing...
  • Fort Sill Spouses Go Through ‘Field Exercises’

    04/29/2009 4:29:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 302+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 29, 2009 – More than 300 military spouses attended one of two "Field Exercises" recently at Fort Sill, Okla., designed to assist them in dealing with life while their deployed spouses are away. Tara Crooks, foreground, and Starlett "Star" Henderson, founders of Army Wife Network, listen to spouses share their personal deployment experiences during a "Field Exercise" event held April 23-24, 2009, at Fort Sill, Okla. More than 300 spouses gathered for the two-day event, created to empower and rejuvenate military spouses whose husbands are deployed. Courtesy photo   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Starlett "Star"...
  • 40,000 flock to fields for farmers' leftovers

    11/24/2008 7:21:54 AM PST · by mlocher · 31 replies · 1,642+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 24, 2008 | AP
    <p>PLATTEVILLE, Colo. (AP) -- A farm couple got a huge surprise when they opened their fields to anyone who wanted to pick up free vegetables left over after the harvest -- 40,000 people showed up.</p> <p>Joe and Chris Miller's fields were picked so clean Saturday that a second day of gleaning -- the ancient practice of picking up leftover food in farm fields -- was canceled yesterday.</p>
  • Birds Can 'see' Earth's Magnetic Field

    04/30/2008 3:31:24 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 140+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-30-2008 | Catherine Brahic
    Birds can 'see' the Earth's magnetic field 18:00 30 April 2008 news service Catherine Brahic It has been debated for nearly four decades but no one has yet been able to prove it is chemically possible. Now good evidence suggests that birds can actually "see" the lines of the Earth's magnetic field. Klaus Schulten of the University of Illinois, proposed forty years ago that some animals – including migratory birds – must have molecules in their eyes or brains which respond to magnetism. The problem has been that no one has been able to find a chemical sensitive enough...
  • Does The Earth's Magnetic Field Cause Suicides?

    04/24/2008 1:31:52 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 109+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-24-2008 | Catherine Brahic
    Does the Earth's magnetic field cause suicides? 13:39 24 April 2008 news service Catherine Brahic Many animals can sense the Earth's magnetic field, so why not people, asks Oleg Shumilov of the Institute of North Industrial Ecology Problems in Russia. Shumilov looked at activity in the Earth's geomagnetic field from 1948 to 1997 and found that it grouped into three seasonal peaks every year: one from March to May, another in July and the last in October. Surprisingly, he also found that the geomagnetism peaks matched up with peaks in the number of suicides in the northern Russian city...
  • What's Behind &#8216;Cloverfield' Illness?

    01/24/2008 5:59:09 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 99 replies · 158+ views
    Medicine Net ^ | 1-24-2008 | Michael W. Smith
    What's Behind ‘Cloverfield' Illness? Wave of Nausea Hits Moviegoers By Michael W. Smith WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD Latest MedicineNet News Jan. 22, 2008 -- Scan the news and blogs and not only do you see that Cloverfield had a record-breaking opening weekend, but there was an unforeseen side effect: nausea. And it didn't come from the popcorn, or the writing -- but the camerawork. In Cloverfield, a giant monster attacks Manhattan. The problem -- at least for those prone to motion sickness -- is that it's all filmed through a very jerky handheld camera. "I saw...
  • 'Dark field' X-rays reveal bodies in new detail

    01/21/2008 6:39:54 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 1 replies · 71+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1/21/08 | Tom Simonite
    A set of simple silicon filters could dramatically improve the quality of X-ray images produced in hospitals and at airport checkpoints. The technique provides a more detailed picture of fractured bone and could help airport security scanners distinguish plastic explosives from harmless substances. X-ray images normally reveal the way different materials, including body tissue, absorb X-ray radiation. Strongly absorbing areas are white and weakly absorbing ones black. But finer details are often lost in a fog caused by areas with intermediate radiation-absorbing ability.
  • Field Artillery Troops Train Iraqi Volunteers

    12/27/2007 3:50:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 131+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. James P. Hunter
    BAGHDAD — When one thinks of a police force, he may think of a two-man team, patrolling through a neighborhood in their white-Chevy Monte Carlo, with blue and red lights, and the word “police” written on the side. They move throughout talking with local citizens at the diner, coffee shop, or on the streets corners. No matter what community, country or religious sect, policemen are there to “protect and serve.” Take away the type of vehicle, re-write it in Arabic, from right to left, and an average policemen in Iraq is no different. One of the biggest areas of focus...
  • Traditional Holiday Meal Will Replace Field Rations for Many Troops

    11/21/2007 3:58:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 35 replies · 124+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2007 – When troops stationed in the Middle East sit down to Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, the turkey won’t come in a brown field rations pouch. Defense Supply Center Philadelphia's Subsistence Division is responsible for making sure each dining facility has all the food it needs to provide a traditional holiday meal like this one in 2006. Defense Department photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Thanks to the efforts of the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia’s efforts, troops stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Dubai and Djibouti will enjoy a traditional holiday meal. “Historically, Thanksgiving dinner is one...
  • Birds Can "See" Earth's Magnetic Field

    09/27/2007 4:01:04 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 163+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 9-27-2007 | John Roach
    Birds Can "See" Earth's Magnetic Field John Roach for National Geographic News September 27, 2007 To find north, humans look to a compass. But birds may just need to open their eyes, a new study says. Scientists already suspected birds' eyes contain molecules that are thought to sense Earth's magnetic field. In a new study, German researchers found that these molecules are linked to an area of the brain known to process visual information. In that sense, "birds may see the magnetic field," said study lead author Dominik Heyers, a biologist at the University of Oldenburg. Magnetic Orientation Human-made compasses...
  • On WWI killing field, an iron harvest (Flanders Fields, ~90 years ago, the Battle of Passchendaele)

    07/10/2007 10:16:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 616+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/07 | Constant Brand - ap
    YPRES, Belgium - The summer plowing season in Flanders Fields is a good time for Ivan Sinnaeve. Known as "Shrapnel Charlie," he keeps alive memories of one of history's bloodiest battles by melting down the World War I shells harvested by farmers and transforming them into toy soldiers which he calls "soldiers of peace." The 54-year-old Belgian history buff has a huge following among war pilgrims visiting Flanders Fields, the battleground of 1914-1918. Sinnaeve, a retired carpenter, is busier than usual this year, the 90th anniversary of the phase of fighting called the Battle of Passchendaele which saw some of...
  • 500-Year-Old Bronze Disc Is Found In Field (Henry Stafford?)

    07/04/2007 1:45:36 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 680+ views
    IC Surrey Online ^ | 7-3-2007 | Mark Davison
    500-year-old bronze disc is found in fieldJul 3 2007 By Mark Davison A HORSE harness decoration thought to have belonged to a lord of the manor at Bletchingley more than 500 years ago has been unearthed in a field. Chris Andre, a member of the Reigate-based Weald and Downland Metal Detecting Club, handed the artefact to an archaeological expert for identification. David Williams, Surrey County Council's finds liaison officer, has revealed that the small circular bronze disc may have been a personal belonging of Henry Stafford, who held the manor of Bletchingley in the late 15th century, or one of...
  • Mission to Sun shows turbulent magnetic field

    03/21/2007 8:52:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 682+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/21/07 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - X-ray images taken from a new international spacecraft show that the Sun's magnetic field is much more turbulent than scientists knew, NASA reported on Wednesday. They saw twisting plumes of gas rising from the Sun's corona and reacting with the star's magnetic field, a process that releases energy and may power solar storms and coronal mass ejections, which in turn affect the Earth. A turbulent magnetic field would, in theory, generate more energy than a steady-state field. "Theorists suggested that twisted, tangled magnetic fields might exist," Leon Golub, senior astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said...
  • 2008 White House Derby: The Field So Far

    02/24/2007 10:51:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 339+ views on ^ | 2/24/07 | CQ Staff
    The following are breakdowns of the current and potential candidates for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations in 2008. The lists for each party are divided into the following categories: officially announced candidates, possible candidates who have formed “exploratory” campaign committees, political figures frequently mentioned as likely or possible candidates, and potential candidates who have officially announced that they will not run for president. The lists will be updated promptly as developments warrant. Read the latest 2008 Presidential Developments Democrats Officially announced (date of announcement) • Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) ( Feb. 10, 2007) • Delaware...
  • Sen. Brownback joins presidential field (Busy day,, and then there were??? I lost count.)

    01/20/2007 10:25:02 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 820+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/20/07 | John Hanna - ap
    TOPEKA, Kan. - Sen. Sam Brownback (news, bio, voting record), R-Kan., began a long-shot bid for president on Saturday, hoping his reputation as a favorite son of the religious right can help him outdistance better known rivals. "My family and I are taking the first steps on the yellow brick road to the White House," Brownback said, returning to his home state to declare his intention to seek his party's nomination in 2008. The two-term senator said he will fight to renew the nation's cultural values and pledged to focus on rebuilding families. "Search the record of history. To walk...
  • Mugabe Moves To Seize British Diamond Field

    12/07/2006 7:04:19 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies · 1,167+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-8-2006 | Peta Thornycroft
    Mugabe moves to seize British diamond field By Peta Thornycroft in Marange Last Updated: 2:10am GMT 08/12/2006 A British-listed mining company, the first to invest in bankrupt Zimbabwe since the political crisis began, was ordered off its valuable diamond claim yesterday. Dirk Benade: watched diggers While President Robert Mugabe has seized thousands of white-owned farms since 2000 he has, up until now, left mining property alone. The claim, an extraordinary chunk of ancient tribal land in south eastern Zimbabwe, may be one of the richest diamond fields found in recent years. And the Zimbabwe government wants it. African Consolidated Resources...
  • IDF brass angered by phone logs check

    08/19/2006 9:05:33 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 559+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 8/18/06 | Amos Harel
    Senior Israel Defense Forces officers expressed dissatisfaction yesterday with the announcement by Chief of Staff Dan Halutz that he had recently instructed the Field Security Directorate at the General Staff to keep track of their telephone conversations. According to a report in Haaretz yesterday, Halutz instructed the Field Security Directorate to provide him with the telephone logs of the generals, their department heads and their secretaries, in order to crosscheck whether they have had contacts with journalists. [ . . . ] According to the disgruntled officers , the chief of staff's action "stinks of McCarthyism" . . .
  • Field hospital no problem for Bravo Surgical

    06/29/2006 8:28:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 343+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (June 28, 2006) -- When many people think of a field hospital, often scenes from the popular sitcom “M.A.S.H.” come to mind. For the sailors of Bravo Surgical Co., 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, a field hospital is serious business. “We are setting up an mock (Surgical/Shock Trauma Platoon) you would see set up as a quick reaction force,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Michael D. Whaley, the lead petty officer for Bravo Surgical Co. “This SSTP can provide everything from surgical to basic care and ancillary services such as X-ray and...
  • Batboy cheered for out at home(He tackles Metrodome fan who ran onto field.)

    06/16/2006 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 15 replies · 865+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-16-06 | DAVID HAWLEY
    Batboys usually don't get much glory. But Nate Reese has experienced, albeit briefly, the adulation that comes with completing a great play that gets shown again and again on television, sometimes in slow motion. On Wednesday night, the crowd at the Metrodome leapt to their feet with a roar when Reese leveled a fan who had scampered in from left field, done a head-first slide into home plate and was getting up to resume a rabbit run from security guards. "Play of the game," Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Joe Nathan said. In the aftermath of the tackle, Reese sat in...
  • Soldiers earn one of Army's most demanding badges (Expert Field Medical Badge)

    05/18/2006 5:19:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 395+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Michael E Dukes
    INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. (Army News Service, May 18, 2006) - Soldiers can serve on the battlefield with confidence knowing the world’s best medics are there to help if they become injured. The best of the best of these Soldiers wear a badge that identifies them as the cream of the Army's medical crop - the Expert Field Medical Badge. Only 18 of 250 candidates earned the badge at the Army’s largest EFMB testing session, which took place May 12 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. The low number might seem alarming, but it is a testament to the badge's demanding criteria....
  • U.S. Marines Help Rebuild Djiboutian Soccer Field

    05/18/2006 4:53:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 251+ views
    Defend America News ^ | 2nd Lt. Omar Villarreal
    U.S. Marines assigned to the 4th Provisional Security Company, stationed with Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa in Djibouti, work together to clean and rebuild a soccer field outside Camp Lemonier. Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa photo U.S. Marines Help Rebuild Djiboutian Soccer Field The project, which involved removing trash, smoothing and marking the field and adding nets to goal posts, was time well spent, according to the Marines. By U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Omar Villarreal Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti, May 18, 2006 — Fifty U.S. Marines with the 4th Provisional...
  • 'Mail Call' host visits Hurlburt Field

    03/28/2006 5:25:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies · 977+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Capt Virgil Magee
    3/28/2006 - HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFPN) -- "I wanna be on something that shoots," said retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey. That's exactly what the host of the History Channel's "'Mail Call" got when he and his crew spent two days at Hurlburt Field filming for an upcoming show. Best known for movie roles such as the hard-as-nails basic training drill instructor in "Full Metal Jacket," "Gunny" Ermey attracted a crowd wherever he and the film crew went. The Airmen of the 16th Special Operations Squadron got a kick out of having a bona fide movie star...
  • Sisters Share Career Field, Squadron, Flight

    03/09/2006 3:15:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 271+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Kevin Williams
      U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aurelia Garza Senior Airman Patricia Maghanoy Sisters Share Career Field, Squadron, Flight By Tech. Sgt. Kevin Williams 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C., March 9, 2006 — Twins obviously have a lot in common, but for Senior Airmen Patricia Maghanoy and Aurelia Garza, twins, the similarities don't end there. These 20th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeymen also share the same career field, squadron and flight. Born Jan. 30, 1984, in Yakima, Wash., the twins began their Air Force career together Jan. 18, 2002. "They didn't know (we were...
  • M*A*S*H No More (Air Force field hospital moves from tents to trailers)

    02/09/2006 9:24:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 394+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 9, 2006 | Master Sgt. Will Ackerman
    SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq, Feb. 9, 2006 — The thought of a field hospital conjures up images of medics rolling battle-wounded troops on gurneys into a dimly lit operating room. "We are the only surgical-based clinic at Victory Base Complex. We’ll do emergency surgery here, but then move (the patient) to a higher-level facility (in or out of theater)." U.S. Air Force Col. Christian Benjamin The 447th Expeditionary Medical Squadron at Sather Air Base, at Baghdad International Airport, also faced the desert dust and worked in cramped quarters. They moved inside recently to a new 15,000-square foot modular medical clinic,...
  • New year, new MREs

    01/04/2006 4:11:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 62 replies · 1,259+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 4, 2005 | Lance Cpl. R. Drew Hendricks
    U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES, PACIFIC, CAMP H. M. SMITH, Hawaii (01-03-2006) -- If you are tired of trying to make Meal-Ready-to-Eat menus more palatable, then your search may be over. The field rations have progressed a long way from the C-rats of the past, and they continue to change even to this day. Four of the current 24 MREs have been removed and are being replaced by new and improved menus, according to the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center, located in Natick, Mass. Usually the ASSC only replaces two MREs a year, but this year they wanted to give the...
  • Extraordinary care packed in ordinary tents

    12/29/2005 4:25:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 524+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 27, 2005 | Army Sgt. Dallas Walker
    12/27/2005 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- In a sea of tents and trailers on Balad Air Base in northern Iraq, shrapnel is being surgically removed from a limb, medics are racing to stop someone from bleeding to death and another life is being saved from wounds inflicted on the battlefield. It is that sea of tents which houses the Air Force theater hospital, where servicemembers and civilians get the most advanced medical care possible in a combat zone. Run by the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group, the hospital offers trauma and specialized medical care for people throughout Iraq and...
  • Spectacular science fraud shakes stem cell field

    12/23/2005 5:58:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,128+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 12/23/05 | Paul Elias and Malcolm Ritter - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Scientists fretted Friday that a spectacular cloning fraud that hid in plain sight has set back legitimate stem cell work around the world. Cloning experts and stem cell scientists said research in the potentially revolutionary field of regenerative medicine will continue unabated. But they said public confidence in their work had been weakened by a sham branded by experts as the most visible case of scientific fraud they could recall. Scientists also struggled to explain how they didn't earlier catch the charismatic South Korean veterinarian's claim in a Science paper published in May that he cloned...
  • Coalition Forces, Iraqis Open Soccer Field

    11/08/2005 8:04:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 469+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 8, 2005 | Army Pfc. James Wilt
    U.S. Army Capt. Ryan Howell, the commander of G Troop, 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment, holds a soccer ball over his head while playing with the children of Tall Afar, Iraq, Nov. 5, 2005. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. James Wilt More Photos Coalition Forces, Iraqis Open Soccer Field The soccer field was opened in Sarai, a Sunni area; a similar project is in place to create a soccer field in a Shiite populated neighborhood. By U.S. Army Pfc. James Wilt 82nd Airborne Division TALL AFAR, Iraq, Nov. 8, 2005 — Coalition forces, in cooperation with local residents, constructed and...
  • Troops Convert Trash Lot to Soccer Field for Local Kids

    11/08/2005 7:59:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 345+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 8, 2005
    A local Iraqi boy tries out his soccer footwork on a newly-cleared field in western Baghdad, Nov. 3, 2005. U.S. Army soldiers assigned to Task Force Baghdad and a local contractor clearing the field of trash and rubble. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Ryan Avila Troops Convert Trash Lot to Soccer Field for Local Kids Neighborhood residents pointed out the cluttered site; a contractorwas contacted and local Iraqi children benefit from the effort. By 4th Brigade Combat Team BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 8, 2005 — U.S. Army soldiers assigned to Task Force Baghdad recently teamed up with a contractor in...
  • Relief supplies, people continue arriving at Ellington Field

    09/27/2005 4:41:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 255+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 27, 2005 | Senior Airman Catharine Schmidt
    ELLINGTON FIELD, Texas -- More than 100 tons of relief supplies have left this airfield for hurricane-affected Gulf Coast areas via CH-47 Chinook helicopters since Sept. 24. The airfield, which is the central hub for Texas relief operations, is home to the 147th Fighter Wing and its fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcon jets. Wing leaders asked the 136th Airlift Wing at Fort Worth, Texas, to support operations. The Fort Worth wing’s tanker airlift control element has been controlling the airflow to and from the airfield since it opened the day Hurricane Rita passed. And the 136th Aerial Port Squadron has...
  • First measurements of Earth's core radioactivity

    07/27/2005 11:13:59 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 35 replies · 1,496+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7/27/05 | Celeste Biever
    EARTH'S natural radioactivity has been measured for the first time. The measurement will help geologists find out to what extent nuclear decay is responsible for the immense quantity of heat generated by Earth. Our planet's heat output drives the convection currents that churn liquid iron in the outer core, giving rise to Earth's magnetic field. Just where this heat comes from is a big question. Measurements of the temperature gradients across rocks in mines and boreholes have led geologists to estimate that the planet is internally generating between 30 and 44 terawatts of heat. Some of this heat comes from...
  • U.S. sanctions not important for us: French Total Oil Co director in Iran

    04/18/2005 3:53:48 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 16 replies · 564+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | April 19, 2005
    TEHRAN - Director for France’s oil giant Total in Iran Pierre Fabiani said that Total would continue its cooperation with Iran despite pressures from the United States, Iranian Students News Agency reported here on Monday. He also said that Total is a professional company and does not meddle in the problems existing between the two countries – Iran and the U.S. - adding, “For us, it is a problem between Iran and the United States, at the first place we are a French company and at the second, Total is a European company and at the third, it is an...
  • Field Between Tecate, Ensenada Yields Tools (Ancient Hunters In Baja)

    02/16/2005 10:26:20 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 548+ views ^ | 2-16-2005 | Sandra Dribble
    Field between Tecate, Ensenada yields tools By Sandra Dibble UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER February 16, 2005 TIJUANA – For the first time in Baja California, archaeologists have found significant evidence of hunters who settled the region between 7,000 and 10,000 years ago. Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, known as INAH, announced the recent recovery of more than 150 stone knives, spearheads, cutting utensils and other carved items from an open field between Tecate and Ensenada. The items are being linked to the San Dieguito people acknowledged as the earliest settlers of the region. San Dieguito sites have been amply...
  • Field of Candidates for DNC Chairman Narrows to Four

    01/05/2005 8:11:05 AM PST · by crushelits · 5 replies · 554+ views ^ | Wednesday, January 5, 2005 | Dan Balz
    The field of potential candidates for Democratic National Committee chairman shrank by two yesterday when former White House deputy chief of staff Harold Ickes and former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk announced they had decided not to enter the competition. Kirk, the 2002 Democratic candidate for Senate in Texas, gave a boost to former House member and fellow Texan Martin Frost by endorsing his candidacy, while Ickes, a veteran party strategist, said he would defer supporting another candidate. The decisions did only a little to clarify a contest that party leaders say remains wide open, with several Democrats energetically competing to...