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  • The real dangers of the climate change myth

    05/29/2016 9:16:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/29/16 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Climate Change, global warming or whatever the politically appropriate name of the day may be, let’s look at some of the claims our left-wing, media doom-sayers are directing at low information voters about the coming environmental Armageddon. 1. The earth is getting hotter! According to satellite data there has been no warming in over 17 years 2. The polar ice caps are melting! One picture of a polar bear on a small piece of ice has been used for ten years now. In reality, the polar bears are thriving and the ice cap is 10% bigger than in 2010. 3....
  • Finding a new formula for concrete

    05/28/2016 11:29:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    MIT News ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jennifer Chu
    Researchers at MIT are seeking to redesign concrete — the most widely used human-made material in the world — by following nature’s blueprints. In a paper published online in the journal Construction and Building Materials, the team contrasts cement paste — concrete’s binding ingredient — with the structure and properties of natural materials such as bones, shells, and deep-sea sponges. As the researchers observed, these biological materials are exceptionally strong and durable, thanks in part to their precise assembly of structures at multiple length scales, from the molecular to the macro, or visible, level. From their observations, the team, led...
  • The Immortality Hype

    05/28/2016 11:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Nautilus ^ | May 26, 2016 | Adam Piore
    It’d be easy to miss the unobtrusive brown door to Joon Yun’s second floor office, tucked away next to a dry cleaners and a hair salon in downtown Palo Alto, California. But the address itself speaks loud enough. Four-hundred-seventy University Avenue is located in the heart of a neighborhood that holds a special place in the lore of Silicon Valley start-up culture. A few minutes’ walk away are the early homes of PayPal, Facebook, and Google. Yet the early ambitions of these famous companies are modest when compared to the ideas I’ve come to discuss with Yun. I’ve been led...
  • UTSA researchers close to using 3D printer to print organs

    05/26/2016 6:43:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WFAA-TV | May 12, 2016
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/utsa-researchers-close-to-using-3d-printer-to-print-organs/186674319
  • Senators to Loretta Lynch: No, You Cannot Punish Climate Change "Deniers"

    05/26/2016 11:18:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Katy Pavlich
    Two months ago Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted during congressional testimony that Justice Department attorneys were looking into punishment for the fossil fuel industry and certain individuals, including academics and researchers. Their crime? Rejection or denial of climate change and therefore being opposed to President Obama's agenda on the issue. Today, five Republican Senators have sent a letter to Lynch reminding her that in America, we don't have thought police and the Justice Department doesn't have the power or authority to punish an entire industry because the people in it they think differently than the progressives in charge of the...
  • Israelis Develop High-Speed 3D Printer for Stem Cells

    05/25/2016 6:31:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 25, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Israeli 3D printer firm Nano Dimension has successfully lab-tested a 3D bioprinter for stem cells, paving the way for the potential printing of large tissues and organs, the company said on Wednesday. While 3D printers are used already to create stem cells for research, Nano Dimension said the trial, conducted with Israeli biotech firm Accellta Ltd, showed its adapted printer could make large volumes of high resolution cells quickly....
  • This 13-Year-Old Invented a Tesla-Inspired Free Energy Device for $14

    05/24/2016 2:56:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies
    The Antimedia ^ | May 19, 2016
    Inspired by the geniuses Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein, teenager Max Loughan loves to invent things, in fact, he says he has known his entire short life that his purpose was to change the world with his inventions. And he may just do it. “As cheesy as this sounds, from day one, on this planet that I knew I was put here for a reason,” said Max. “And that reason is to invent, to bring the future.” Wearing a lab coat while speaking in a televised interview with KTVN Channel 2 in Reno and Tahoe, Nevada, Max explains the free...
  • The Polaris MRZR Military ATV Is A Battle-Ready Beauty

    05/23/2016 10:35:42 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    maxim.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Dan Carney
    Photo: Polaris ATV and snowmobile specialist Polaris has introduced a true battlefield replacement for the original Jeep, courtesy of it's Polaris Defense division. Like that original soldier's best friend, the turbo diesel MRZR is light, compact and capable of crossing tough terrain, not to mention great looking. By way of comparison, today's Humvee and its upcoming replacement are mammoth vehicles, bloated by mission creep into armored personnel carriers rather than zippy battlefield transportation. Photo: Polaris The MRZR is a return to that original mission. Coming from an ATV background and using a smallish 875 cc twin-cylinder engine, it would...
  • Graphene is key in taking manufacturing to next level

    05/23/2016 3:27:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Manchester Evening News ^ | May 12, 2016 | Ben Rooth
    Graphene is widely regarded to be the most important development in the world of advanced manufacturing to date. The world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive material was isolated at the University of Manchester in 2004. The potential of graphene is vast and research is currently underway into everything from bendable electronics to portable, energy-efficient water filtration plants and corrosion-proof coatings, anti-cancer drugs and even energy sources sewn into people’s skin. Last autumn, the National Graphene Institute received a major boost when China’s largest mobile phone manufacturer Huawei signed a partnership with the university to develop graphene-based technologies. Huawei stated at...
  • Take 10 - The Universe and the Cell

    05/23/2016 11:32:19 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 6 replies
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    Take 10 - The Universe and the CellIn this Take 10 we will briefly look at the immensity of our Universe and delve into the complexity of the cell. Please take time watch this 3 minute video – Cosmic Eye (Scale of the Universe) Now consider, the human world stands about midway between the infinitesimal and the immense . The size of our planet is near the geometric mean of the size of the known universe and the size of the atom. The mass of a human being is the geometric mean of the mass of the earth and the...
  • 21st Century Cave 3D Printed with WASP 3D Printer

    05/22/2016 7:16:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Engineering ^ | May 18, 2016 | Michael Molitch-Hou
    Italian 3D printing firm WASP is no ordinary company, claiming as its mission to save the world with digital fabrication technology and a new maker economy. To do its part in the World Advanced Saving Project (WASP), the firm has built its Big Delta 3D printer, a large-scale system capable of printing structures made from concrete and meant to produce homes for people in developing nations. It has yet to fulfill this latter goal, but a bit of news announced today indicates that WASP is making moves in the right direction. Together with Siam Cement Group (SCG) and architect Pitupong...
  • 'Alien Megastructure' Star Only Gets More Mysterious

    05/22/2016 6:39:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Popular Science ^ | May 10, 2016 | Sarah Fecht
    Every now and then, a distant star called KIC 8462852 dims by as much as 20 percent. That's huge. Even a passing planet as big as Jupiter would only block about 1 percent of the star's light. Ruling out a planet, scientists have no idea what could be eclipsing the star (which is informally known as 'Tabby's Star'). The leading hypothesis is a family of really big comets, but that doesn't quite fit. Astronomer Jason Wright pointed out that the light patterns are consistent with what we'd expect if aliens had built a Dyson swarm of solar collectors around the...
  • Peek Inside Tri Alpha Energy, a Company Pursuing the Ideal Power Source

    05/20/2016 3:58:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | May 20, 2016 | Richard Martin
    No energy technology is more tantalizing than fusion, but no energy technology has proved more disappointing. So how has a fusion company in Southern California raised nearly half a billion dollars from the likes of Goldman Sachs and Paul Allen? Does it actually see a way to build a reactor that could generate vast amounts of clean power, even while other fusion projects have perpetually remained 20 years away from reality? In search of the answers, I visited the headquarters of Tri Alpha Energy in the spring. The coastal fog was lifting from the rolling hills in Foothill Ranch as...
  • Untold Riches—Way Above

    05/19/2016 10:49:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/16 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    KT Boundary and Iridium Ever dreamt of hiking over the landscape and finding a mineral vein rich with ores, perhaps even silver or gold glittering in the sunshine, like in the Hand of Faith vein in Australia? How about joining the gold rush fever—without trekking up the Chilkoot Pass as thousands of prospectors did well over 100 years ago? The chances of finding a “mother lode” are slim, even when trying hard. They are similar to winning the jackpot in a big lottery. But don’t give up just yet; there is a new “horizon” for your exploration activity—the new frontiers...
  • Climate science explained

    05/16/2016 3:16:05 PM PDT · by Peter ODonnell · 21 replies
    exclusive to Free Republic | May 16, 2016 | Peter O'Donnell
    ** not to be republished without donation to FR and appropriate credit to author ** The author is in fact a climate scientist of a sort, although not of the modern variety or persuasion. I graduated in 1971 with a degree in geography specializing in climatology. That's what it took back then to enter the field of climate science. As it happens, I have taken a strong interest in meteorology and forecasting and have become a recognized forecaster over the many years since that education, but almost everything I learned about forecasting was among actual meteorologists at private weather companies....
  • Driverless cars: Google in the front seat, hanky panky in the back

    05/12/2016 7:44:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 80 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/16 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    I now Understand... What’s so enticing about the (just-around-the corner) self-driving cars? In view of my slightly advanced age, I may be forgiven to be a bit slow in learning—but now I understand: It’s all about what happens in the back seat! Special: Do You Like Entering Contests & Big Prize Sweepstakes? As the Globe and Mail reports, Kirk, of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence, told the Canadian Press on Monday that “… once computers are doing the driving, there will be a lot more sex in cars.” Another (biased ?) pundit, Sergio Marchionne, is claimed to have...
  • Freud or Fraud?

    05/06/2016 8:09:37 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | May 10, 200 | Michael Cook
    It's hard to imagine contemporary society without Oedipus complexes, defence mechanisms, Freudian slips, and the psychiatrist's couch. But Catholic, Dutch psychologist Gerard van den Aardweg is not cracking the champagne on Sigmund Freud's 150th birthday. [This is Freud's 160th.] MercatorNet interviews Dr. Van den Aardweg on the impact of Freudian theories on modern psychology and views on sexuality. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, was born on May 6, 1856, 150 years ago. In New York, it was Sigmund Freud Day; in Austria, it was Sigmund Freud Year. For his supporters, the 20th century was the Sigmund Freud Century....
  • Lupron Protocol: Treating autism with eugenics

    05/05/2016 5:07:46 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball MAINESTATEGOP
    Asperger's syndrome. A myth. An invention by government to punish its victims for government's failures. This is because the government is supposed to always be right to the left. But far from it the government even in its efforts to conceal its failings and the failings of socialism and public education continues to fail and continues to injure innocent people in the name of the greater good. Instead of punishing bullies, instead of allowing educational alternatives, the government has invented a phony and dubious illness called Asperger's syndrome to punish the victims of bullying so our lazy teachers and...
  • Chimeras, Werewolves, and Pigmen Oh My! Science Stranger than Fiction

    05/05/2016 10:47:12 AM PDT · by Stand Up For America Today · 12 replies
    Stand Up For America Today ^ | 5/5/2016 | AJ Watson
    For those of us who remember bits and pieces of Greek mythology, or who play lots of role playing video games, a Chimera was a monstrous hybrid creature often depicted as part lion, part goat, and part snake. In today’s world however Chimeras are very real and in this writer’s humble opinion, very disturbing. The word Chimera today refers most often to animals that are gene spliced with other animals creating a kind of hybrid species. As if this attempt at playing God isn’t alarming enough, human cells are being added to pigs, sheep, goats, mice, and other animals that...
  • Dead could be brought 'back to life' in groundbreaking project

    05/03/2016 11:08:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | May 3, 2016 | Sarah Knapton, science editor
    A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs. A biotech company in the US has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who have been declared clinically dead from a traumatic brain injury, to test whether parts of their central nervous system can be brought back to life. Scientists will use a combination of therapies, which include injecting the brain with stem cells and a cocktail of peptides, as well as deploying lasers and nerve stimulation techniques which have been shown to bring patients out...
  • Fat? Maybe you can’t blame your genes after all

    05/02/2016 9:14:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/02/16 | Patrick Hahn
    An impressive array of brainpower —“Fat? Blame your genes, say doctors” —“Overweight? Maybe you really can blame your genes” —“Blame your genes for obesity” Headlines such as these have become a staple of science and health journalism. Are they right? Are obese people really helpless victims of their genes? Let us begin by distinguishing between “monogenic” obesity and what scientists call “common” obesity. Monogenic obesity, as the name implies, is caused by a mutation in a single gene, which is inherited in a Mendelian fashion, just as conditions such as sickle-cell anemia and cystic fibrosis are. In the case of...
  • WATCH: 30 Mins of Pure, Unadulterated Mark Steyn Defending Free Speech/Dominating Climate Crybullies

    04/26/2016 7:16:58 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 18 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | 4/25/16 | The New Criterion
    For the New Criterion, Ben Weingarten, commentator and Founder & CEO of ChangeUp Media sits down with Mark Steyn, international bestselling author, political pundit, cultural critic and hardened climate change dissenter Mark Steyn for an in-depth interview. During their discussion, Weingarten and Steyn discuss the chilling of free speech by the climate alarmists and their enablers in the political and legal system, the stakes of the defamation suit filed against Steyn by climate scientist Dr. Michael E. Mann over a critical blog post, why it is the scientific community that resembles a racket rather than demonized “Big Oil,” the misogyny...
  • The Science ISN'T Settled: A Response to the Climate Change Crybullies (Feat. Mark Steyn)

    04/26/2016 6:38:08 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 10 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | 4/25/16 | The New Criterion
    In the face of a monolithically climate alarmist academia, media and government, several courageous individuals are working to unsettle the purportedly “settled science” of climate change, arguing that carbon dioxide atmospheric enrichment provides manifold benefits for mankind, that flawed economic models are being used to justify anti-capitalist and destructive public policies, that mild warming of the planet ought to be celebrated and fighting back courageously against those who wish to chill free speech by using the law to litigate science. This is their story. Featured speakers include Mark Steyn, international bestselling author and commentator, Dr. Craig Idso, Founder Former President...
  • 3D printing helps Polish cybernetics researchers create fully functional artificial heart

    04/25/2016 10:36:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    3Ders ^ | April 22, 2016
    Researchers from the Cybernetics Department of the Military University of Technology in Warsaw and the Optoelectronics Department of the Silesian University of Technology have been using 3D printed heart models for research purposes. 3D printing, like any burgeoning area of technology, has both its champions and its skeptics. But whatever one’s position on the industry as a whole, there is one area in which its usefulness is rarely doubted: medicine. Over the last few years, additive manufacturing has been used by medical professionals and researchers to create a variety of models, surgical guides, and bioprinted body parts, contributing to the...
  • Climate deniers: It’s time to stop denying

    04/25/2016 4:05:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 25, 2016 | Bill Nye
    Thirty-five dollars: As I write, that’s the price for a barrel of oil. We’re extracting like crazy and burning like there’s no tomorrow, for real, pumping carbon dioxide into the air we all share. Meanwhile, very few pumps are turning a profit. Ten thousand dollars: that’s what I would have offered a climate change denier pundit, who prefers to be called a climate change “doubter.” I was ready to pay Marc Morano $10,000 if 2016 turns out not to be one of the 10 hottest years ever recorded. He didn’t take the bet, because 2016 will indeed be among the...
  • Why sailing to the stars has suddenly become a realistic goal

    04/25/2016 2:20:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Space Daily ^ | April 18, 2016 | Monica Grady, The Conversation
    It takes a bold person to declare that interstellar travel is now within our grasp. Physicist Stephen Hawking has shown that he is just that, taking part in the Breakthrough Starshot initiative. The project has announced a $100m research programme to investigate the technology of using light to propel spacecraft out of the solar system to explore neighbouring stars. For the first time in human history, interstellar travel is a realistic and achievable aspiration, and not just the playground of science fiction. So what has changed that makes interstellar travel achievable? First of all, clear expectations. This is not about...
  • Jacki Daily Podcast: ISIS DESTROYS - ENERGY vs ELECTION and EARTH DAY

    04/24/2016 5:40:41 PM PDT · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 4/24/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Jacki is joined by Dr. David Grantham, senior research fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis to discuss how oil and antiquities from terrorist networks has made its way to America and what we can do to stop it. Jacki also speaks with Brendan Williams to talk about the importance of energy issues in the upcoming Presidential election. Lastly Jacki is joined by Doug Domenech, director of the Fueling Freedom Project at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, to talk about the history of Earth Day.
  • Jacki Daily Podcast: ISIS OIL BEING SOLD IN USA!!

    04/24/2016 5:20:36 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 12 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 4/24/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Jacki Talks With Dr. Grantham About How ISIS Oil Has Made Its Way To the USA
  • THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern!

    04/24/2016 5:00:56 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 1 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | The Jacki Daily Show
    THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern! The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics.Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator, and as an Assistant Vice...
  • Why Modern Meteorologists Use a 19th-Century Crystal Ball

    04/22/2016 12:04:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ella Morton
    Crystal balls at the South Pole. (Photo: Eli Duke/CC BY-SA 2.0)It sounds like the premise for a riddle: At the South Pole are two crystal balls that provides unfailingly accurate information—not about the future, but about the past. This is no trick. It's just meteorology. The dual glass spheres at the South Pole are Campbell-Stokes sunshine recorders, orbs that capture the number of hours of direct sunlight each day, as well as its intensity.Sunshine recorders first came about in the 1850s, thanks to John Francis Campbell—the Campbell in Campbell-Stokes. Around 1853, Campbell, a Scottish author who focused on Celtic folklore, developed a desire to quantify...
  • Northeastern Launches Consortium To Develop Nanotech Materials

    04/22/2016 2:10:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WBUR-FM ^ | April 19, 2016 | Erica Morrison
    BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Northeastern University will create a consortium of private companies and universities to develop smart sensors and other nanomaterials, or extremely small components that are built by “nanoscale” printing processes. Northeastern President Joseph Aoun announced the plan Tuesday at the university’s Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security on its Burlington campus. The consortium will be housed there, as well as at Tufts University and University of Massachusetts Boston. Nanomaterials are crucial to the so-called “Internet of Things,” the emerging network of objects that can collect and share data. Possible commercial applications could include highly precise monitoring of premature...
  • Jackie Daily show interview Mark Morano of new documentary CLIMATE HUSTLE

    04/21/2016 6:28:31 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 5 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 4/19/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    @JackiDailyShow talks with Marc Morano of @ClimateDepot discusses his movie Climate Hustle @climate_hustle. https://soundcloud.com/jacki-daily/jacki-talks-with-marc-morano-about-the-movie-climate-hustle
  • Champagne socialism... Limousine and Private Jet Liberals? (CO2 Blues)

    04/21/2016 9:35:46 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 3 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 4/21/2016 | RedNeckoBlogger
    Bernie Sanders (champion of the "downtrodden", the climate, wannabe punisher of the successful and "free stuff" Santa Claus) charted a Boeing 767 jet for his overnight trip to Rome to see fellow socialist Pope Francis. According to the Daily Mail... that requires approx 33,192 gallons of fuel for the round trip. 50 or so passengers made the trip with Bern (767 capacity is 250 or so). Comparison to me: calculations of driving patterns based on my two vehicles (one a dreaded eeeveel SUV!), my wife and I "Bern" about 25 gallons of fuel a week. Based on our total fuel...
  • Twenty Citizens' Worth Of Blood Flowed Through Him: A Medic Confronts [truncated with trigger alert]

    04/20/2016 7:54:48 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 2 replies
    Deadspin ^ | April 17, 2016 [2012] | 'Dr. Watts'
    This was originally written for Deadspin's Blood Week, but shit happens and we're running it now. A 20-pound jug of homemade explosives will take off one or both legs somewhere between the knee and hip, perhaps breaking the pelvis and shattering vertebrae as the shockwave travels up through the skeleton. After our first Marine was wounded this way—let's call him Patient Zero—he was stabilized by his squad's hospital corpsman and flown to the trauma center, a British base that abuts Camp Leatherneck, the hub for Marine operations in southwest Afghanistan. At the time I was running a forward combat aid...
  • Will we ever stop using fossil fuels?

    04/18/2016 4:39:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    MIT News ^ | February 24, 2016 | Peter Dizikes
    In recent years, proponents of clean energy have taken heart in the falling prices of solar and wind power, hoping they will drive an energy revolution. But a new study co-authored by an MIT professor suggests otherwise: Technology-driven cost reductions in fossil fuels will lead us to continue using all the oil, gas, and coal we can, unless governments pass new taxes on carbon emissions. “If we don’t adopt new policies, we’re not going to be leaving fossil fuels in the ground,” says Christopher Knittel, an energy economist at the MIT Sloan School of Management. “We need both a policy...
  • CrazyRussianHacker, Plagiarist and DMCA abuser! #WTFU

    04/18/2016 1:24:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 17, 2016 | Thunderf00t
    So when I first made a video showing that CrazyRussianHackers idea about using dry ice for an air conditioner was basically suicidal, I really didnt think anything would come of it. Then recently he filed a DMCA takedown of my video. This resulted in a strike against my account and me losing access to certain features. Now thats a special brand of idiot who makes a video about a suicidal way to chill the air, then files a baseless copyright takedown of the only warning about how dumb that idea is. Especially against a guy like me who has a...
  • Revolutionary steel treatment paves the way for radically lighter, stronger, cheaper cars

    04/18/2016 12:15:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    GizMag ^ | December 10, 2015 | Loz Blain
    Back in 2011, we wrote about a fascinating new way to heat-treat regular, cheap steel to endow it with an almost miraculous blend of characteristics. Radically cheaper, quicker and less energy-intensive to produce, Flash Bainite is stronger than titanium by weight, and ductile enough to be pressed into shape while cold without thinning or cracking. It's now being tested by three of the world's five largest car manufacturers, who are finding they can produce thinner structural car components that are between 30-50 percent lighter and cheaper than the steel they've been using, while maintaining the same performance is crash tests....
  • The Anatomy Drawings of Leonardo, Now Available Online

    04/17/2016 3:11:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 17, 2016 | Daniel R. Esparza
    Maybe this is yet another reason to say “God save the Queen”: dozens of Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomy drawings, so far reserved for those who visited Buckingham Palace, have been carefully digitalized and made available for you, lucky internaut. But besides this collection of the beautiful, intricate and detailed drawings and sketches of the Italian Renaissance master, along with his notes and observations, the Royal Collection Trust has also launched an iPad application that compiles the whole 268 pages of the da Vinci notebooks. This is no coloring book, but you might enjoy trying to copy some of these! 
  • THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern!

    04/17/2016 6:30:40 AM PDT · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 4/17/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern! The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics.Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator, and as an Assistant Vice...
  • Judge rules that kids can sue the US government for inaction on climate change

    04/14/2016 3:56:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Science Alert ^ | April 14, 2016 | Fiona MacDonald
    In an unprecedented move, a US judge has given a group of 21 youths permission to sue the federal government for threatening their future health and security by failing to take sufficient action against climate change, despite being aware of the risks. "This decision is one of the most significant in our nation’s history," said the kids' attorney, Philip Gregory. "The Court gave America’s youth a fair opportunity to be heard ... The next step is for the Court to order our government to cease jeopardising the climate system for present and future generations." The lawsuit was brought before Oregon...
  • Barbara Boxer loses it, goes off on Catholic priest who questions global warming

    04/14/2016 9:32:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Boxer Unhinged: You berate anyone who disagrees with you as immoral and corrupt Rob is our resident Catholic, so I defer to him on matters of Catholic doctrine. But from the looks of things I know a lot more about it than self-identified Catholic Barbara Boxer - whose real religion appears to be global warming. Or should I say, the massively expanded and empowered government we’ll get if only people stop questioning the left-wing orthodoxy on things like global warming, which demands that all debate stop immediately and that government be given whatever it wants so it can do something,...
  • The Unique Merger That Made You (and Ewe, and Yew)

    04/13/2016 12:41:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Nautilus ^ | February 6, 2014 | Ed Yong
    All sophisticated life on the planet Earth may owe its existence to one freakish event. At first glance, a tree could not be more different from the caterpillars that eat its leaves, the mushrooms sprouting from its bark, the grass growing by its trunk, or the humans canoodling under its shade. Appearances, however, can be deceiving. Zoom in closely, and you will see that these organisms are all surprisingly similar at a microscopic level. Specifically, they all consist of cells that share the same basic architecture. These cells contain a central nucleus—a command center that is stuffed with DNA and...
  • 356 Enviro-Critical and/or Climate-Sceptical Websites

    04/12/2016 12:25:48 PM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 10 replies
    Enivronmentalism is Fascism ^ | 4-5-2016 | William Kay
    The enviro-critical movement is now almost unanimous in the opinion that environmentalism is a project of certain wealthy elites. This is no secret. The controlling minds of giant philanthropic trusts and major multinational corporations are required by law to make public their contributions to green NGOs, and they usually comply. One could compile a list of 500 extremely wealthy individuals, from Prince Albert to Tom Steyer, who have publically plunged into the green pond. This is not a milieu where one finds radical levellers. These people are obviously not “leftists.” Calling actual socialists “reds” is fair comment. Calling neo-fascists masquerading...
  • New 3D Printed Ovaries Allow Infertile Mice to Give Birth

    04/10/2016 9:22:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | April 10, 2016It might be time to rethink fertility treatment. | Shelly Fan
    It might be time to rethink fertility treatment. Here’s the scoop: scientists at Northwestern University 3D printed a functional ovary out of Jello-like material and living cells. When implanted into mice that had their ovaries removed, the moms regained their monthly cycle and gave birth to healthy pups. The scientists presented their results last week at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston. Although the study was done in mice, “we developed this implant with downstream human applications in mind,” says lead author Dr. Monica Laronda in a press release. If successful in humans, the prosthetic would be able to...
  • THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern!

    04/10/2016 4:25:14 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 9 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | The Jacki Daily Show
    THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern! Now playing also on station KWEL in Midland-Odessa! The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics.Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as...
  • Two Bigelow BA 330 modules planned by 2020 which combined would have 72% of the volume of the ISS

    04/09/2016 7:23:34 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 3 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | April 9, 2016 | Brian Wang
    Spacex and NASA just launched the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module. As a precursor to larger space habitat systems, Bigelow said BEAM (Bigelow Expandable Activity Module) could "change the entire dynamic for human habitation" in space. He hopes to have a pair of private space BA330 stations ready for launch by 2020. Companies- even countries - are clamoring to put their own experiments inside the empty BEAM, Bigelow said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday. If everything goes well, that next commercial step could happen in perhaps six months. Compared to their volume-mass ratio, expandable modules offer more...
  • Graphene Solar Cells Produce Electricity from Sun and Rain

    04/08/2016 6:43:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Green Optimistic ^ | April 8, 2016 | Mila Luleva
    Adding graphene to solar cells makes them generate power from rain. Solar power has been on a continuous rise over the past decade. Rooftop solar is arguably the most common renewable energy source for home use, and solar power plants are arguably the biggest renewable energy large scale generators. But, regardless of all this, there is still something that limits solar power generation, and that is weather. In order for solar cells to produce electricity, there has to be sun. Rain is sometimes welcome (preferably at night), to clean up dust and soil articles that could limit the efficiency of...
  • Inside the Plot to Destroy Veterans' Health Care

    04/08/2016 6:10:07 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 40 replies
    AFGE (fed employee union) ^ | April 1, 2016 | N/A
    Veterans earned their VA health care when they signed the dotted line to serve our country. So when American Legion Commander Dale Barnett saw that a commission that is top-heavy with private hospital executives was trying to dismantle it, he had to be blunt. “I don’t understand how commissions paid by the federal government are able to break ranks, create an unapproved report and try to advance self-serving agendas while operating as congressional appointees,” Barnett said. He's talking about the congressionally-mandated Commission on Care, an entity dominated by private hospital executives and Koch Brothers-affiliated "policy experts." The commission's charge under...
  • Smart Fuses Make Smart Artillery Affordable

    04/06/2016 1:52:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I worked on the PGK project while I was at Yuma Proving Ground.  A year ago, this article was published in defensenews.com: WASHINGTON — The US Army has awarded Orbital ATK with a $120 million contract modification to make kits that turn conventional 155mm artillery into a near-precision shell. The kits are meant to limit civilian casualties and collateral damage, allowing the use of artillery where it would have otherwise been ill-advised — in a congested area or near friendly forces.The guidance fuzes would be fielded to the Army, the Marine Corps, Australia and Canada. Deliveries are scheduled to...
  • Rusty Braziel talks oil predictions of prices and energy issues: The Jacki Daily Show!

    04/05/2016 9:14:33 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 2 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 04/5/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    On this week's Jacki Daily Show, Jacki is joined by Rusty Braziel, author of the Domino Effect and President & Principal Energy Markets Consultant for RBN Energy. You can read Rusty Braziel's blog post here: rbnenergy.com/daily-energy-postClick here to listen to the entire podcast!