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  • Car thief sprayed with invisible dye in police trap

    09/30/2013 9:37:15 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 29 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3:38PM BST 30 Sep 2013 | By Agencies (yep that is what it said)
    Yafet Askale, 28, denied breaking into the vehicle which had been fitted with a traceable liquid called SmartWater, which contains a dye that becomes visible under ultra violet light. As he stole items including a laptop he activated a system which sprayed him with the substance and alerted police the car had been broken into. Ultra violet lights showed Askale covered in the spray. Releasing the images as a warning, Detective Inspector Madeline Ryder, of Brent Police, said: "This is another excellent example of the thorough work completed by Brent Officers. Using the trap car technology we were able to...
  • Stealth coating based on squid skin could make soldiers invisible to night vision

    09/21/2013 1:54:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9/10/13 | Richard Gray
    Camouflaged clothing that mimics squid skin is being developed to hide soldiers from night vision equipment.Most camouflage materials used to disguise soldiers and vehicles during the day show up easily when viewed through night vision goggles and infrared cameras. This is because leaves and other foliage reflect infrared light in a different way to other fabrics and materials. However, scientists at the University of California Irvine have created a new “stealth” coating that can change the way it reflects infrared light on command. The films, which are around 100,000 times thinner than a human hair, can be switched on and...
  • Scientists Uncover Invisible Motion in Video

    03/03/2013 7:36:31 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 2/27/13 | Eric Olsen
    A 30-second video of a newborn baby shows the infant silently snoozing in its crib, his breathing barely perceptible. But when the video is run through an algorithm that can amplify both movement and color, the baby’s face blinks crimson with each tiny heartbeat. The amplification process is called Eulerian Video Magnification, and is the brainchild of a team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The team originally developed the program to monitor neonatal babies without making physical contact. But they quickly learned that the algorithm can be applied to other videos...
  • Prankster trick fast-food staff into thinking his vehicle is empty by wearing a CAR SEAT costume

    01/10/2013 4:04:03 AM PST · by rawhide · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1-9-13 | Rahat the Magician Prankster
    Who knew pulling off the perfect drive-thru prank was such an art. While most of us are going about our daily lives, career clowns are thinking long and hard about how they can better the competition with the ultimate mobile meal manoeuvrings. The internet is full of such videos, which can make it hard to spot a really good one. But Rahat the Magician Prankster yesterday unveiled his latest fast-food funny on YouTube, and it blows his competitors out of the, um, drive-thru lane. Video: hereNews article link: here
  • How to Disappear Completely (From the Internet)

    01/12/2012 7:00:11 PM PST · by w4women · 40 replies
    Popular Mechanics via Instapundit ^ | January 10, 2012 | John Herrman
    If you’ve ever used the Internet, you have an online identity. Maybe it’s slight: a Hotmail account here, a comment on a news story there. Or maybe you’ve been more prolific, leaving a trail of usernames, accounts, messages, and profiles across the digital landscape. In any case, an active internet user owes it to himself to do a bit of self-Googling. What you’ll find will be both enlightening and humbling—even worrying. Read more: How to Disappear Completely (From the Internet) - Popular Mechanics
  • Invisible candidate worth looking into

    05/26/2011 6:03:08 PM PDT · by ancientart · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | May 26, 2011 | Art Marmorstein
    He thinks. Therefore he isn't. Somehow, Herman Cain has become invisible. Media pundits tell us again and again that the Republican rank and file aren't happy with any of the leading contenders for the 2012 presidential nomination, that these voters really want an alternative. The pundits speculate endlessly on possible additions to the field: Mitch Daniels, Chris Christie, perhaps even Jeb Bush. But despite the fact that Cain has a large and enthusiastic following, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO rarely seems to merit even a mention. Recently, 15,000 supporters crowded Atlanta's Olympic Park, where they boisterously cheered Cain's eloquent and...
  • Video of Killer Camouflage That Cannot be Seen, It makes You Invisible

    01/17/2011 6:25:38 PM PST · by Tom Hawks · 13 replies
    I've seen a lot of camouflage in my days, but this has got to be the best I have ever seen. It reminds me of how well Rambo's was when he was all covered in mud, but you never saw him until he grabbed the Russian in Rambo II Of the almost impossible to detect camouflage.
  • New High-tech Camouflage Cannot Be Seen (Video)

    01/17/2011 8:50:17 AM PST · by OneVike · 61 replies
    A hunter bought this for himself for Christmas. See if you can find him in the video. Cabela's always has the best stuff! In fact, I defy you to locate him, He is that well camouflaged! Spectacular, State-of-Art, in New camo hunting clothes. Turn the sound up for full effect and for a clue of his whereabouts, otherwise you'll never find him!!!
  • Step closer to Harry Potter's invisible cloak

    11/04/2010 6:47:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11/4/10 | ap
    A new material that could be used to create a real-life Harry Potter-style "invisibility cloak" has been designed by British scientists. The material, called "Metaflex", may in future provide a way of manufacturing fabrics that manipulate light. Metamaterials have already been developed that bend and channel light to render objects invisible at longer wavelengths. Visible light poses a greater challenge because its short wavelength means the metamaterial atoms have to be very small. So far such small light-bending atoms have only been produced on flat, hard surfaces unsuitable for use in clothing.
  • Indian Navy gets 'invisible’ ship and added firepower

    04/29/2010 10:04:51 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 694+ views
    MSN.com ^ | 4/29/2010 | R Shankar
    India added new fire power and muscle to its Navy when Defence Minister A K Antony formally launched 'Shivalik' -- the S-class Frigate -- at the Mazagon Dock on Thursday. The Shivalik is a multirole stealth ship incorporating advanced signature suppression and signature management features along with both air defence and anti-sub marine capabilities. Though the ship is not completely invisible, it would be hard to detect on the high seas. Armed with surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, Shivalik carries two advanced helicopters and is equipped with state-of-the-art CODOG (Combined Diesel or Gas Turbine) propulsion system along with most of comprehensive...
  • How To Be Invisible

    03/24/2010 5:25:31 AM PDT · by GoodDay · 53 replies · 1,942+ views
    This book is dedicated to an anonymous member of Spain's Secret Police. On January 27, 1960, during a brief encounter on a quiet back street in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, I asked him for advice on how best to avoid any problems in the land of Generalissimo Francisco Franco. The advice he gave me has served me well for forty years. He said there was only one way to avoid troubles with the authorities: "Make yourself invisible." J. J. Luna
  • Is There A Spiritual World?

    03/01/2010 8:51:29 PM PST · by Korah · 127 replies · 1,643+ views
    enterprise Record Post Scripts ^ | 6/14/09 | Chuck Ness
    In today's technological age, it might seem silly for intelligent people to consider a spiritual world where beings we cannot see might exist. Oh it's fine to read books and watch Hollywood movies about the afterlife and spirits that roam the netherworld but that's all make believe, not the real world. In the real world we are taught that reality consists of what we can touch, taste, see, hear, smell, and that the spirit world is for those weak minded individuals who use religion as a crutch to get through the day.  However, what if I told you that...
  • Video: Revealing the technology of invisibility

    02/04/2009 5:15:44 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 499+ views
    newscientist.com ^ | Feb. 4, 2009 | Sandrine Ceurstemont
    If your superpower of choice would be to make things disappear, you may be surprised to see how close researchers are to making it come true. Our exclusive video, above, shows a device created at Duke University, North Carolina, that can make objects invisible to microwaves. The team thinks its technology could be modified to work for infrared and visible light too, making it able to hide 3D objects from human eyes. The way the device steers microwaves could also give a boost to wireless communications – improving signals indoors or underground, for example.
  • Is There Any Proof For God?

    04/11/2008 12:16:58 PM PDT · by CottShop · 89 replies · 165+ views
    SacredScoop ^ | 04/11/08 | CottShop
    I suppose a lot of people wonder why a loving God would keep Himself so hidden and unseen when so many people it seems are looking for Him. Some people I suppose wonder why God doesn’t just make Himself known to everyone and ‘just let them decide’ after His physical revelation is made clear? First off I want to point out that for God to make Himself physically known to us, God would have had to have been physically with everyone right from the beginning of creation, to the present, as people are born every single second, in great numbers,...
  • Army tests James Bond style tank that is 'invisible'

    11/01/2007 2:23:56 AM PDT · by battlegearboat · 61 replies · 132+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | October 30, 2007
    New technology that can make tanks invisible has been unveiled by the Ministry of Defence. In secret trials last week, the Army said it had made a vehicle completely disappear and predicted that an invisible tank would be ready for service by 2012...News to me...
  • CA: Identification card measure intended to help 'invisible' immigrants

    09/19/2007 6:26:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 310+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/19/07 | Wyatt Buchanan
    San Francisco Supervisor Tom Ammiano introduced an ordinance Tuesday to give every person living in San Francisco the option of obtaining a city-issued identification card, a plan those who favor tougher restrictions on immigration say would undermine federal law. The proposal - supported by Mayor Gavin Newsom and several other supervisors - comes as San Francisco faces criticism nationwide for its status as a sanctuary city, which means city policy forbids the use of any city resources to enforce federal immigration law. The city also is in the process of filling a newly created post of "immigrant rights administrator," whose...
  • Media "Disappear" Dennis Kucinich [Kucin"itch" soon to be Scratched from Democrat Lineup?]

    09/06/2007 10:11:53 PM PDT · by melt · 24 replies · 638+ views
    blackagendareport.com ^ | 9/5/07 | Margaret Kimberley
    "I've been standing here for the last 45 minutes praying to God you were going to call on me." - Dennis Kucinich to George Stephanopoulos, ABC news Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich is alive, well, and free to move about as he pleases. Yet corporate media treat him like brutal dictators disappearing the opposition. They don't want voters to know that a Democratic presidential candidate will defend the citizenship rights of Americans and human rights around the world. [snip]They use a variety of methods to disappear him, including removing his image from photos, ignoring him during debates, and simply acting as...
  • The “Invisible America” Hillary never sees

    08/23/2007 1:06:12 PM PDT · by sdnet · 14 replies · 1,182+ views
    SmallGovTimes.com ^ | August 23rd, 2007 | Chris Adamo, SmallGovTimes.com
    No politician of recent decades could match the Clintons for sheer audacity and brazenness. Time and again, they appear in front of the cameras to declare an alternative reality, which Americans are then supposed to accept, based solely on the volume with which the Clintons shout its existence. Hillary’s outrageous new campaign ad, which recently began airing in Iowa, stands as the latest example of the relentless and despicable Clinton political strategy. In her ad, she seeks to sound alarms with the message “As I travel around America, I hear from so many people who feel like they’re just invisible...
  • Invisable to Hillary

    08/18/2007 6:24:04 AM PDT · by knarf · 33 replies · 1,626+ views
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1881787/posts ^ | August 18, 2007 | knarf (with help)
    Absolute thanx and gratitude to PilloryHillary for seeing what I saw and putting it into a graphic.
  • Scientists move a step closer to being able to make objects invisible

    05/06/2007 5:18:45 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 60 replies · 1,966+ views
    Gizmag.com ^ | 5/04/07
    May 4, 2007 A computer model designed by a mathematician at the University of Liverpool has shown that it is possible to make objects, such as aeroplanes and submarines, appear invisible at close range. Scientists have already created an ‘invisibility cloak’ made out of ‘metamaterial’ which can bend electromagnetic radiation – such as visible light, radar or microwaves – around a spherical space, making an object within this region appear invisible. Until now, scientists could only make objects appear invisible from far away. Liverpool mathematician Dr Sébastien Guenneau, together with Dr Frédéric Zolla and Professors André Nicolet from the University...
  • Invisible membrane sorts molecules

    02/15/2007 9:38:19 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 17 replies · 482+ views
    Cosmos Online ^ | 2/16/07
    NEW YORK: A newly designed porous membrane, so thin that it's invisible edge-on, might revolutionise the way doctors and scientists manipulate objects as small as molecules. The 50-atom thick filter can withstand surprisingly high pressures and may be a key to better separation of blood proteins for dialysis patients, speeding ion exchange in fuel cells and purifying air and water at the nanoscopic level. "It's amazing, we have a material as thin as some of the molecules it's sorting, and riddled with holes - but it can withstand enough pressure to make real-world nano-filtering a practical reality," said Christopher Striemer...
  • Vanishing Actor: Physicists unveil first invisibility cloak

    11/02/2006 6:22:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies · 1,268+ views
    www.sciencenews.org ^ | 10/21/2006 | Peter Weiss
    It might not seem like much compared with Harry Potter's magic garment, but the first functional invisibility cloak has emerged from a North Carolina laboratory. NOW YOU SEE IT. Microwaves bent by the concentric walls of this 1-centimeter-tall invisibility device circumvent the center area and emerge on their original paths as if nothing had been in the way. The copper hoop that was cloaked in the tests isn't pictured. Schurig et al./Science The disk of concentric fiberglass-and-copper bands—about the size of a cocktail coaster—bends a narrow-frequency range of microwaves around a protected zone at its center. By then reorienting those...
  • Now you see it, now you don't: cloaking device is not just sci-fi [Return of the Invisible Man?]

    05/04/2006 7:54:09 AM PDT · by aculeus · 56 replies · 1,591+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | May 3, 2006 | Ian Sample, science correspondent
    It's been the curse of the USS Enterprise and the Klingons' favoured weapon. But back on Earth, mathematicians claim to have worked out how to make a cloaking device to render objects invisible. An outline for the device is described in a scientific paper published today in which the authors reveal how objects placed close to a material called a superlens appear to vanish. Even in the world of science fiction, the technology is not perfect, and nor is the device proposed by Graeme Milton at Utah University and Nicolae-Alexandru Nicorovici at Sydney University of Technology. According to their calculations,...
  • Quiet hybrids pose an 'invisible' risk (Hybrids Alert!)

    02/03/2006 12:03:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 271+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/3/06 | Gary Richards
    Jenny Sant'Anna was so excited. She had waited months for just the right hybrid, choosing a Toyota Highlander because, though she wants great mileage, she also needs space to cart around her two elementary school kids and three classmates. It was during her first trip out of the driveway on a warm August morning that Sant'Anna learned about one of the dangerous drawbacks of driving a hybrid: It's so quiet that pedestrians can't hear it when it's starting up or idling, and they often walk right into the path of the moving vehicle. --snip-- When idling, hybrids run on the...
  • Westerners find succor in Islam but security services fear new invisible brand of radicals

    01/16/2006 9:39:30 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 11 replies · 418+ views
    WKRC | AP ^ | 1/16/06
    EVRY, France (AP) - Prostrating himself and touching his forehead to the ground, Mathieu Pawlak put his demons to rest. Once a practicing Catholic tormented by a spiritual void and the searching questions of youth, Pawlak embraced Islam and, he says, found peace. "I'm the same on the outside, but inside everything has changed," said the 25-year-old restaurant cook who converted 4 1/2 years ago. He took a Muslim name, Abderrahman, and last year married a Muslim woman who cloaks herself in a dark veil. "I found the way that Muslims pray to be truly profound. It links the body...
  • Invisible Rivers

    10/16/2005 4:47:06 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 1,071+ views
    Science News Online ^ | 10-15-2005 | Sid Perkins
    Invisible RiversFresh water also flows to sea through the ground Sid Perkins About 2,000 years ago, the Roman geographer Strabo wrote about the residents of Latakia, Syria, who rowed their boats 4 kilometers out into the salty Mediterranean, dove a few meters to the ocean floor, and collected fresh drinking water in goatskin containers for their city. No miracle, this—marine boaters could do the same today at a spot about 10 km east of Jacksonville, Fla. In fact, similar freshwater springs erupt on the seafloor near many shores. These flows of water originate on land and end up in the...
  • Invisible Men (CAIR / Muslim town-hall meeting in San Jose last Saturday)

    06/24/2004 6:08:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 241+ views
    Metro Times ^ | 6/24/04 | Najeeb Hasan
    Ill Advised: George Bush was the American Muslim choice in 2000. Many are now saying they got bad information. Invisible Men By Najeeb Hasan Once a footnote to electoral history, Muslims are growing politically in America but in what direction? LAST SATURDAY, in a San Jose Convention Center meeting room, about 150 members of the South Bay's Muslim community gathered expectantly for a South Bay-wide Muslim town-hall meeting. The meeting, sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), would be one of 40 such meetings scheduled in major cities across the nation by the American Muslim Task Force, an...
  • Former governor now invisible in campaign (Wilson the TaXer)

    09/29/2003 6:44:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 282+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 9/29/03 | Dan Smith w/The Buzz
    <p>For a man who helped launch the Arnold Schwarzenegger campaign with such gusto and is serving as his co-chairman, former Gov. Pete Wilson certainly has made himself scarce of late.</p> <p>Wilson, who shared his campaign brain trust and many of his policy positions with Schwarzenegger, came out of the box strong in the days following the film star's candidacy announcement seven weeks ago. He happily appeared on national talk shows on Schwarzenegger's behalf.</p>
  • Dragonflies 'Invisible To Their Victims'

    06/04/2003 3:43:10 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 864+ views
    Ananova ^ | 6-4-2003
    Dragonflies 'invisible to their victims' Researchers have found dragonflies know how to make themselves invisible to airborne prey and territorial rivals. They make themselves invisible by using a system even more sophisticated than the radar avoiding technology of America's stealth aircraft. Using ultra-precise positional sensing and flight control, a dragonfly can move in such a way that it appears to an enemy to be a stationary object blending into the background. The "motion camouflage" technique allows the creature to stalk its victim undetected. Scientists in Australia made the discovery after using stereo cameras to record territorial air battles between rival...
  • Inventor claims he can make things invisible

    04/29/2003 12:09:48 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 84 replies · 1,059+ views
    news observer ^ | 4.29.03 | MARTHA QUILLIN
    Care packages of candy bars and beef jerky are a welcome taste of home to soldiers in Iraq, but an inventor has something they could really use: a way to make them invisible to the eyes of the enemy. Ray M. Alden has designed a system of tiny lenses and mirrors he says could be used to camouflage almost any object - a tank, a Humvee or an individual soldier - in any environment.With such a device,fighting forces would have less to fear from the urban combat they still face in the treacherous alleys of Iraqi cities, where they are...