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  • Racists and Transgender Apologists Both Reject Basic Biology

    02/27/2017 5:13:27 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 11 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 2/26/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Many biologists avoid the term “race” and prefer a phrase such as “continental ancestry.” Thus, to prefer one “race” over another, or to declare one “race” superior to another, is biologically ignorant. Or, put another way, the “racists”—or “race-baiters”—of any era, of any color, on any continent, who battled against the cause of human rights of those of another skin color are guilty of contradicting the laws of basic human biology. Likewise, those who fight to further the cause of the gender-confused (“transgenders”) are also guilty of contradicting the laws of basic human biology. Only in a world corrupted by...
  • Young Emirati makes breakthrough invention

    02/26/2017 9:00:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | February 26, 2017 | Jasmine Al Kuttab
    A young Emirati and a UAE based American nuclear chemist have developed what they claim is 'the next big thing in technology.' Mohammed Al Fahim, 29, and Dr. Lary A Burchfield, 65 - both working for the Nawah Energy Corporation - claimed their new theory of combining graphite with diamond has led to the discovery of a new molecule that acts like a semi-conductor. "Building a computer out of this will make the machine a millions times more powerful. Hence the discovery has the potential to change human lives," said Dr. Burchfield, Head of Environmental Radiochemistry Lab, at Nawah. He...
  • Journalists’ Tendencies to “Boil-over”

    02/25/2017 11:40:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/25/17 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    Carbon (dioxide) is the life blood of all beings on earth -- no ifs, buts, or maybes! Politics aside, there is a variety of “science news” that makes you wonder. A case in point is the news about a recent publication by scientists at the University of Royal Holloway London (URH) with headlines like: “Massive pool of boiling carbon that could cause CLIMATE CHAOS discovered,” or “Huge sea of BOILING CARBON—the size of MEXICO—is sitting beneath USA.” A little visual display of one of those posts may help you along in understanding the grave danger from that sea of “boiling...
  • MADONNA’S SECRET PROTEST: THE GREAT DISCONNECT—THE VAGINA AND THE SACRED WOMB

    02/18/2017 10:28:03 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 2 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 02-17-2017 | Andrew Hodges, MD
    People around the world would be shocked if they could hear Madonna’s secret confession at the January 21 women’s protest march in Washington D.C. Hidden in her profanity-laced attack on President Donald Trump and his supporters was the iconic entertainer’s admission from her heart of hearts—her “super mind”—that she understands that all life is sacred and that a woman’s right to choose an abortion is really a right to murder. Put simply, the super mind is a deeper intelligence than our conscious mind. It perceives reality in far more detail than the conscious mind and is an expert at observing...
  • [2012 FLASHBACK] What If Oil and Natural Gas Are Renewable Resources?

    02/17/2017 1:07:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2012 | Greg Lewis
    President Barack Obama and his green energy confederates are determined to scare the public about a declining supply of "fossil fuels." If we accept the idea that oil is produced by the conversion of organic matter -- from plants to dinosaurs -- under extreme pressure, we must also accept the idea that there is a limited supply of oil and that we've got to do everything we can to find a replacement for fossil fuels before we run out. The evidence is mounting that not only do we have more than a century's worth of recoverable oil in the United...
  • Super-soaker: Atmospheric River taking aim on beleaguered #OrovilleDam

    02/15/2017 6:25:32 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 13 replies
    Watts up With That ^ | Feb 15 2017 | Anthony Watts
    We’ve already had two big events like this so far this year, now forecasts show a clear pattern of a heavily moisture laden “atmospheric river” taking aim directly onto the Oroville Dam watershed over the next week. Accumulated precipitation forecasts show that the Lake Orovile watershed will score a direct hit with the maximum amount of precipitation over the next 10 days (see graphic near bottom of this article). Meteorologist Paul Dorian of Vencore Weather writes: There have been many occasions in the past in which floods have followed droughts in California and this recent time period is yet another...
  • 74 Prominent Medical And NASA Scientists Have Been Killed In The Last Few Years

    02/13/2017 5:38:42 AM PST · by gaggs · 46 replies
    An unusually high number of Medical and NASA scientist deaths in recent years. Alberto Behar helped prove that there had once been water on Mars. He worked on two missions to Mars and was also a robotics expert who researched how robots function in harsh environments (such as under water and inside volcanoes). The unusually high number of scientist deaths in recent years has made people question the suspicious nature of his death.
  • Will Interstellar Travel Ever Be Possible?

    02/12/2017 7:07:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 161 replies
    Wall Street Pit ^ | February 12, 2017
    The last man who walked on the moon has already passed away. Will there ever come a time when another person gets to be credited with the honor of walking on any part of the universe other than Earth? Space is the ultimate destination. And it’s been 30 years since that fateful moon walk which, sadly (and maybe disappointingly), has yet to be repeated. We’ve been hearing and constantly talking about going to Mars. But until now, it’s still just talk, though there are concrete plans on the way. To make the trip to Mars (or other planets or stars)...
  • Ken Ham — Guardian of True Science

    02/12/2017 12:20:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    The Sensuous Curmudgeon ^ | February 11, 2017 | The Curmudgeon
    Creationists don’t like The Clergy Letter Project, a strong, pro-evolution statement signed by over 13,000 Christian clergymen. Here’s the Wikipedia article on it: Clergy Letter Project. The Project is exceedingly troublesome for creationists because it flatly contradicts their claim that one can’t be a good Christian and also accept evolution. When we say the Clergy Letter is a strong statement, we’re not exaggerating. Part of it says: We believe that the theory of evolution is a foundational scientific truth, one that has stood up to rigorous scrutiny and upon which much of human knowledge and achievement rests. To reject this...
  • Aubrey de Grey: scientist who says humans can live for 1,000 years

    02/09/2017 11:35:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | February 8, 2017 | Hugo Cox
    When it comes to business projections, Silicon Valley is the home of the tall story. Unbridled ambitions, unfettered thinking and a belief in the boundless potential of technology produce a steady crop of outlandish expectations. Yet even by Silicon Valley standards the prediction that there are people alive today who will live for 1,000 years is extreme. It conjures less the bold pronouncement of a leading biotech pioneer than the ramblings of a mad professor....
  • Is the Gateway Arch a Parabola?

    02/09/2017 9:11:59 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 55 replies
    IntMath.com ^ | 06-May-2010 | Murray Bourne
    The Gateway Arch in St Loius, Mo., USA, is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The shape of the arch certainly looks like a parabola, but is it?
  • Establishment Republicans peddle growth-killing carbon tax at White House

    02/09/2017 8:45:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/09/17 | Matthew Vadum
    But President Trump’s “default position” on climate change is that “most of it is a bunch of bunk” A group of Republican insiders was scheduled to meet at the White House today to push the Trump administration to embrace slapping carbon taxes on the nation’s floundering economy, Sean Moran reports at Breitbart News. On the campaign trail President Trump came out against enacting a carbon tax. “I will not support or endorse a carbon tax!” he tweeted May 13, 2016. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus previously said that Trump’s “default position” on climate change is that “most of...
  • Printed human body parts could soon be available for transplant

    02/09/2017 12:43:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Economist ^ | January 28, 2017
    EVERY year about 120,000 organs, mostly kidneys, are transplanted from one human being to another. Sometimes the donor is a living volunteer. Usually, though, he or she is the victim of an accident, stroke, heart attack or similar sudden event that has terminated the life of an otherwise healthy individual. But a lack of suitable donors, particularly as cars get safer and first-aid becomes more effective, means the supply of such organs is limited. Many people therefore die waiting for a transplant. That has led researchers to study the question of how to build organs from scratch. One promising approach...
  • 'Brute force' can overcome antibiotic resistance

    02/06/2017 4:23:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    University College London ^ | February 3, 2017
    Antibiotics can still kill drug-resistant bacteria if they 'push' hard enough into bacterial cells, finds new UCL-led research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The study, published in Nature Scientific Reports, opens up a promising new way of overcoming antibiotic resistance and could help scientists to design even more effective drugs. "Antibiotics work in different ways, but they all need to bind to bacterial cells in order to kill them," explains lead author Dr Joseph Ndieyira (UCL Medicine). "Antibiotics have 'keys' that fit 'locks' on bacterial cell surfaces, allowing them to latch on. When a bacterium becomes...
  • Hollywood Scumbags Are Now Debating CANCELING The Oscars To Protest President Trump

    02/04/2017 6:53:20 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 161 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 2/4/17 | William Smith
    Hollywood Scumbags Are Now Debating CANCELING The Oscars To Protest President Trump Liberals are really having a hard time with this whole Donald Trump thing. That was predictable but at the same time, I’m not sure everyone anticipated just how unhinged they would become. Apparently, a writer at Vox came up with a new way to “stick it” to Donald Trump. As you can imagine, it won’t actually move the needle against Trump at all. The great Ed Morrissey has the details… From Hot Air: Finally — a proposal that will unite Americans across the political spectrum. Vox’s Todd VanDerWerff...
  • The Rate of Fatal Firearm Accidents is at an All Time Low in the U.S.

    02/04/2017 4:58:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Chart by David Scott.  The rate is number of fatalities per 100,000 population. It is not simple to determine the rate of fatal firearm accidents in the United States over the long term.  In this article three sources were used. Rates and numbers from 1933-1987 are  available from Kleck, Point Blank Page 306 Table 7.1. Numbers of 1981-2000 were found in An Analysis of Firearm-Related Accidents in the United States(pdf). Rates were calculated using Census figures.  From 1999-2015 numbers were available in WISQARS, population for per capital rates was taken from U.S. Census figures. For the overlap cases, the...
  • Need Help from FReeper Pilots and Aviators

    02/01/2017 5:00:46 AM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 41 replies
    Recode ^ | Aug 5 2016 | Dan Frommer
    OK, this is a call to all FReepers with any experience flying moderate to big planes. I'm writing a sci-fi romance thriller and I have a scene for which I need your expert input. The basic idea is I have someone trying to sneak into Italy on an Amazon Prime Air jet. The article at the link shows the picture. The one pictured is a Boeing 767 modified for freight. So here's the problem. I have a special agent/scientist trying to do a rogue covert insertion, but his partner turns out to be working for the bad guy, unwillingly. So...
  • Scientists Can Now 3D Print Transplantable Skin

    01/29/2017 6:51:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Wall Street Pit ^ | January 29, 2017
    Today we can print human skin. Soon we may be able to print human organs. A new item has just been added to the list of things that can be 3D printed: human skin. This is what researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) in Spain have recently demonstrated. With a 3D printer that uses special ink composed of human cells, they were able to create human skin that looks and behaves like real skin — with a dermis and an epidermis, able to produce collagen and react like real skin does to tests done. This artificially created...
  • 314Action.org - a new front for the Democrat party?

    01/28/2017 6:02:43 PM PST · by nickwalker · 4 replies
    The Nick Walker Blog ^ | 1/28/2017 | Nick Walker
    Earlier today, I went over the gun violence page on 314 Action.org and showed that two paragraphs were copied verbatim from other sources. Little did I realize, that was just the tip of the melting iceberg! (Note: while compiling this post, 314 Action took down their Issues page in a desperate attempt to hide their plagiarism. But I saved everything and will discuss the changes below.) Two paragraphs on their climate change page were lifted from a 2007 Climate Change and National Security Report by Joshua W. Busby.
  • Scaremongering Tells Time on Doomsday Clock

    01/27/2017 8:24:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/27 | Judi McLeod
    Whirling Hands of Doom Shortly after the clock struck 12 noon one week ago today, Barack Hussein Obama’s deplorable presidency was mercifully replaced by the one of Donald J. Trump. Anxiety ridden for eight long years of watching their country slipping further into decline, little people sent up rousing cheers;the mainstream media began searching for more cunning ways to undermine the new presidency;ganging up together, feminists, jihadists and celebrities were at home posing with pink p**sy caps in front of the mirror, readying for a screaming, 2 million strong worldwide Women’s March, scheduled for the following day.
  • Physicists accidentally discover explosive way to make graphene

    01/26/2017 1:15:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Silicon Republic ^ | January 26, 2017 | Colm Gorey
    It seems that on a monthly basis, there is a new development in the speed and quality of graphene production, be it with copper substrates, or using it to create the strongest material known to humankind. Yet despite these regular developments, little progress has been made in producing the so-called wonder material faster and cheaper to the point that it can be mass-produced. However, the latest development from Kansas State University (KSU) is certainly taking graphene to a new, explosive level of development. Unlike current production methods that rely on large industrial-scale equipment, the KSU team led by Prof Chris...
  • The Threat of Terrorism Spoofing

    01/26/2017 9:52:06 AM PST · by johnatures · 10 replies
    New York Observer ^ | January 24, 2017 | John A. Tures
    Imagine terrorists using new technology to trick planes into crashing into buildings. It may sound like a Die Hard movie, but the premise, which involves “GPS spoofing,” troubles our nation’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies. Spoofing became a big deal when University of Texas professor Todd Humphreys accepted a challenge a few years ago from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to use this method to commandeer one of the agency’s drones via a GPS device. Much to their astonishment, he was successful. “It’s easiest to understand GPS spoofing by comparing it with GPS jamming,” Humphreys told the Observer. “Jamming...
  • Science Fact Swallows Science Fiction

    01/26/2017 9:48:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/17 | Dr. Robert Owens
    I began working in what I call Writing Mode which is where I go when consumed with the writing of a new book Not too long ago, I began a science fiction novel, which has always been a dream of mine, and since I finally broke through the fiction wall last year with my book, America’s Trojan War, I thought it was time. I even had a plot that had been rattling around in my mind for years. I began working in what I call Writing Mode, which is where I go when consumed with the writing of a new...
  • Spanish Inquisition redux: accept climate change or else

    01/19/2017 8:39:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Congress must be urged to confirm these nominees for incoming President Trump's cabinet., Democrats and their commitment to a religious conviction they call climate change. It's time for the Inquisition to end For all the democrat grumbling about making sure there are no religious litmus tests for cabinet candidates, the committee hearings for Donald Trump’s nominees are rife with them. Candidates sitting before members of Congress are subject to a single mantra coming from democrats—“do you accept and believe that climate change is real and your job, first and foremost, is to combat this threat to the world?”
  • Adjuvant Load Vaccines and the Link to Symptoms of Autism in Children

    01/18/2017 8:46:32 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/18/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    When President Elect Trump tweets, the world turns. He revealed his opinions about vaccines way back on 3-28-14, when he said: "Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes-AUTISM. Many such cases." Six months later he further clarified his concerns with this tweet: "I'm not against vaccinations for your children, I'm against them in 1 massive dose. Spread them out over a period of time and autism will drop." Now, Robert Kennedy, Jr. may well bring to the forefront the fears of many parents dealing with the autism situation....
  • Tiny Moth Named for President-Elect Donald Trump

    01/17/2017 7:56:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 17, 2017 | Mindy Weisberger, Live Science
    A miniscule moth with a wingspan of just 0.4 inches is the first species to be named for the soon-to-be president of the United States, Donald Trump. Yellow and white scales topping the moth's head resemble Trump's signature hairstyle, inspiring the name Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, wrote evolutionary biologist Vazrick Nazari, a researcher from Ottowa, Canada, in a new study. The moth's habitat extends from Southern California in the U.S. through Baja California in Mexico. The wall that the president-elect has proposed building along the border between the two countries could divide that stretch. Nazari discovered the new species while examining moth...
  • Graphene Able to Transport Huge Currents on the Nano Scale

    01/12/2017 2:33:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    I-Connect007 ^ | January 12, 2017
    Once again, graphene has proven itself to be a rather special material: an international research team led by Professor Fritz Aumayr from the Institute of Applied Physics at TU Wien was able to demonstrate that the electrons in graphene are extremely mobile and react very quickly. Impacting xenon ions with a particularly high electric charge on a graphene film causes a large number of electrons to be torn away from the graphene in a very precise spot. However, the material was able to replace the electrons within some femtoseconds. This resulted in extremely high currents, which would not be maintained...
  • The next great sucking sound (eviction of the pseudo-science of global warming)

    01/10/2017 3:09:32 PM PST · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2016 | Charles Battig
    President-Elect Trump has pierced the veils surrounding the holy of holies wherein reside the eco-dogmatists of the EPA and the U.N. and promises the rightful return of respect to the essence of scientific research, skepticism. ... Federal agencies promoted the concept [that CO2 is an earth-destroying pollutant] and dispensed billions of dollars in lavishly funding scientists and commercial interests willing to pervert the term “climate change,” a constant feature of geohistory, into a man-made threat and a money-making commercial enterprise. Climate computer-derived forecasts have consistently failed to match long-term climate reality. Much of the error results from the dogmatic insistence...
  • Europe’s Most Dangerous Supervolcano Is Waking Up; 500,000 Lives At Risk

    01/10/2017 5:16:20 AM PST · by gaggs · 34 replies
    When Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Italian city of Pompeii in ash, killing 2,000 people, it was regarded as one of the most catastrophic natural disasters and is still studied heavily today. By comparison, a nearby supervolcano called Campi Flegrei, which means “burning fields,” would put the lives of 500,000 Italians at risk and cause damage that would extend to the surrounding nations.
  • Making the strongest material ever: 3D printing graphene at MIT

    01/09/2017 6:01:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | January 9, 2017 | Beau Jackson
    Through studying the geometry of strong structures, MIT researchers are now one step closer to 3D printing graphene. By comparison, 2D graphene is better at conducting electricity than copper wires, ten times stronger than steel, and lighter and certainly more transparent than both of them. The problem is that these properties as are all theoretical and scaling the nanomaterial has proved challenging. Furthermore, in order to compete with copper and steel, graphene has to be 3D. 3D graphene – here’s the deal The challenges of making a 3D structure out of a 2D material is that the material’s atomic structure,...
  • Welcome To The 4th Industrial Revolution

    01/09/2017 10:35:40 AM PST · by gaggs · 57 replies
    An interesting read about the future… In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt.What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 years and, most people won’t see it coming.
  • The Stunning Deceit and Ignorance of the “Champions of Science”

    01/08/2017 7:16:01 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 5 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 1/8/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Time and again the American left—led by the mainstream media, Hollywood elite, and the Democrat Party—lectures us about the ignorance of conservatives, Christians, and anyone else who isn’t devoted to a “progressive” (amazing how regressive is “progressivism”) worldview. With their talk shows, columns, commercials, movies, sitcoms, roundtables, protests, Facebook posts, tweets, and the like, liberals unashamedly, repeatedly, and without hesitation (and often without much thought) denigrate those with whom they disagree. Yet, time and again, as they preach their philosophy and live out their “faith,” it is liberals who are stubbornly hindered by the facts of science and morality. Examples...
  • On the Comparative Advantage of U.S. Manufacturing: Evidence from the Shale Gas Revolution

    01/04/2017 11:23:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The London School of Economics and Political Science ^ | November 2016 | Rabah Arezki, Thiemo Fetzer and Frank Pisch
    Abstract This paper provides novel empirical evidence of the effects of a plausibly exogenous change in relative factor prices on United States manufacturing production and trade. The shale gas revolution has led to (very) large and persistent differences in the price of natural gas between the United States and the rest of the world reflecting differences in endowment of difficult-to-trade natural gas. Guided by economic theory, empirical tests on output, factor reallocation and international trade are conducted. Results show that U.S. manufacturing exports have grown by about 10 percent on account of their energy intensity since the onset of the...
  • The next stop on the trans-train: Making yourself disabled

    01/04/2017 5:40:50 PM PST · by 198ml · 20 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/4/16 | Nate Madden
    A man calling himself “One Hand Jason” cut his right arm off because he felt like he was really disabled. His hand was more or less a “birth defect,” according to body modification website ModBlog. Jason trained in first aid for months and eventually severed his arm with a power tool. He also allowed people to think it was an accident for years. If you think this is wrong in any way, you’re a bigot — at least if you follow trans-logic to its natural conclusions.
  • Ocean Islands Are Not Sinking

    01/03/2017 4:04:10 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/03/17 | Jack Dini
    New research shows the islands are growing, not receding Once a year or so, journalists from major news outlets travel to the Marshall Islands, a remote chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean, to report in panicked tones that the island nation is vanishing because of climate change. Their dispatches are often filled with raw emotion and suggest that residents are fleeing atolls swiftly sinking into the sea. No doubt, residents are leaving the Marshall Islands, but it is not because of climate change, reports Bjorn Lomborg. 1
  • Researchers Endeavor to Develop a 3D Printer That Can Print Onto Anything

    12/30/2016 7:30:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    3D Print ^ | December 29, 2016 | Clare Scott
    As 3D printing continues to develop and evolve, we’ve begun to see it branch off quite a bit from the typical image of a machine depositing layers onto a flat build platform. 3D printing has been adapted to print onto preexisting objects, onto fabric, and in multiple directions. Machines capable of doing these fancy tricks are still rare and expensive, though, and not quite accessible to the average maker, but that may not be the case forever. A group of UK researchers recently published a paper about their efforts to develop an affordable system that can 3D print onto uneven,...
  • The Climate Science Challenge (From Scott Adams)

    12/29/2016 3:15:06 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | December 28, 2016 | Scott Adams
    I keep hearing people say that 97% of climate scientists are on the same side of the issue. Critics point out that the number is inflated, but we don’t know by how much. Persuasion-wise, the “first offer” of 97% is so close to 100% that our minds assume the real number is very high even if not exactly 97%. That’s good persuasion. Trump uses this method all the time. The 97% anchor is so strong that it is hard to hear anything else after that. Even the people who think the number is bogus probably think the real figure is...
  • Vanity: President Trump, we need to go to Mars.

    12/29/2016 11:43:27 AM PST · by rlbedfor · 77 replies
    President Trump, we need to go to Mars. That is all.
  • The year ahead in automotive trends

    12/27/2016 4:38:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Plastics Today ^ | December 27, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    The four mega-trends shaping the global auto industry over the next 15-odd years are undoubtedly vehicles with lower emissions, new powertrain technologies, autonomous automobiles and vehicle digitalization. Reflecting these mega-trends, one can anticipate more developments in lightweighting, drivetrain optimization, car computerization, infotainment and driverless transportation in 2017. Here PlasticsToday gives its take on some of the key developments expected in 2017. Staying connected, and entertained Rather than being interested in the size of the engine and the shape of the car, consumers are now more interested in “infotainment” systems, being connected, autonomous driving and diverse mobility, notes consultant McKinsey. Traditionally,...
  • OU programs seek to turn coal into benign energy

    12/26/2016 8:31:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Athens News ^ | December 26, 2016 | Fred Kight
    As part of his energy plan, President-elect Donald Trump is promising to develop clean coal. It’s a goal shared by Ohio University and the state of Ohio but viewed by many to be impossible to achieve. The Ohio Coal Research Center at OU has been working for years to “develop clean and economic technology for the conversion of coal… into electric power (and) fuels.” The Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (ISEE) at OU is also conducting coal research, but with a different focus: the development of materials from coal. The term “clean coal” refers to a variety of...
  • The Real War on Science

    12/26/2016 9:15:00 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/26/16 | John Tierney
    The Left has done far more than the Right to set back progress. My liberal friends sometimes ask me why I don’t devote more of my science journalism to the sins of the Right. It’s fine to expose pseudoscience on the left, they say, but why aren’t you an equal-opportunity debunker? Why not write about conservatives’ threat to science? My friends don’t like my answer: because there isn’t much to write about. Conservatives just don’t have that much impact on science. I know that sounds strange to Democrats who decry Republican creationists and call themselves the “party of science.” But...
  • China Trumps NASA With Working "StarTrek" EM Propulsion Drive --"Testing Now...

    12/25/2016 8:46:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Daily Galaxy ^ | December 20, 2016
    Scientists with the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) claim NASA’s results ‘re-confirm’ what they’d already achieved, and have plans to implement it in satellites ‘as quickly as possible.’ China claims they’ve created a working prototype of the ‘impossible’ reactionless engine – and they say they’re already testing it in orbit aboard the Tiangong-2 space laboratory. The radical, fuel-free EmDrive recently stirred up controversy after a paper published by a team of NASA researchers appeared to show they’d successfully built the technology. The implications for this could be huge. For instance, current satellites could be half the size they are...
  • Trump Said the U.S. Should Expand Nuclear Weapons. He’s Right.

    12/25/2016 5:52:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | December 23, 2016 | Matthew Kroenig
    On Thursday, Donald Trump created controversy when he tweeted, “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” In case anyone was confused, he followed up Friday morning with an off-air remark to MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that clarified his intentions: “Let it be an arms race,” he said. “We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all.” The backlash was swift and unanimous. Critics charged that there is no plausible reason to expand U.S. nuclear weapons, that Trump’s comments contradicted a decades-old bipartisan consensus...
  • Exponential Growth Will Transform Humanity in the Next 30 Years

    12/25/2016 1:35:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | December 21, 2016 | Peter Diamandis
    As we close out 2016, if you’ll allow me, I’d like to take a risk and venture into a topic I’m personally compelled to think about… a topic that will seem far out to most readers. Today’s extraordinary rate of exponential growth may do much more than just disrupt industries. It may actually give birth to a new species, reinventing humanity over the next 30 years. I believe we’re rapidly heading towards a human-scale transformation, the next evolutionary step into what I call a “Meta-Intelligence,” a future in which we are all highly connected—brain to brain via the cloud—sharing thoughts,...
  • Princeton Physics Professor Discredits Anthropogenic Climate Change Theory

    12/23/2016 7:21:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 50 replies
    Princeton Physics Professor Discredits Anthropogenic Climate Change Theory  
  • Trump’s Personality and IQ Evaluated by Psychotherapist

    12/22/2016 1:58:19 PM PST · by JimGlove · 64 replies
    The Steady Drip ^ | 11/09/2016 | Samuel Orrin Sewell
    Trump’s Personality and IQ Evaluatied by Psychotherapist by Samuel Orrin Sewell - bestselfusa@gmail.com Trump may be a genius, but personality is more important. The most well-known high IQ society is Mensa. To join Mensa one must score in the top 2% of a standardized IQ test. That really isn’t all that outstanding. One out of 50 people have IQs high enough to join Mensa. Numerical IQ scores are not an accurate indicator of intelligence. For instance a score of 72 on the U.S. Navy GCT test is about equal to score of 150 on the WAIS (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale.)...
  • Heads-up on Covered-up Pacific Ocean problems

    12/20/2016 7:59:28 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 46 replies
    The last 5 1/2 years massive amounts of fukushima radiation has been pouring into the Pacific. Because Obama was president this was an ignored and deliberately covered-up disaster. The evidence of hardly any life left by fisherman and boat personnel who have years of travel across the ocean, and seeing all kinds of fishes and sharks with internal and external tumors, commonplace, is so huge media cant cover it up anymore. This is a heads up as it will now all be blamed on Donald Trump. We know the template uniparty media is using and just do not be surprised...
  • Found: The World’s Oldest Pool of Water Is 2 Billion Years Old

    12/20/2016 1:44:17 PM PST · by NYer · 78 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | December 16, 2016 | Sarah Laskow
    Deep within a mine in Canada, there is a pool of water bubbling out of the ground. It’s close to 2 miles below the surface of the earth and, according to the scientists who discovered it, it’s been there for 2 billion years, making it the oldest pool of water in the world.Previously that record was held by a pool further up in the mine, about 1.5 miles down, which was discovered in 2013 and given the age of 1.5 billion years.The scientists date the water by analysing the gases trapped inside. As the CBC explains, gases like helium...
  • SoftBank delivers first US$1bil of Trump pledge, to space firm (3,000 new jobs)

    12/20/2016 2:42:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Star ^ | December 20, 2016
    Satellite broadband firm OneWeb on Dec 19 announced a US$1.2bil (RM5.37bil) funding round led by SoftBank, the first concrete investment from the Japanese group which made a pledge to President-elect Donald Trump. SoftBank, which is providing US$1bil (RM4.47bil) of the funding for the project aimed at providing global internet access via satellite, made the announcement just two weeks after its chief executive Masayoshi Son met Trump and pledged to invest US$50bil (RM223.97bil) in the US economy and create 50,000 jobs. ”Earlier this month I met with President-elect Trump and shared my commitment to investing and creating jobs in the US,”...
  • The True Climate Change Deniers

    12/19/2016 1:25:54 AM PST · by theHighlander90 · 19 replies
    Original blog ^ | 12/19/2016 | The Highlander
    The scientific community remained silent for too long, accepting populism into the strict environment of cold blooded facts. The old have betrayed the young, teaching them that facts should not always come first. On the contrary, facts are the only relevant aspect in science.