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  • Kavanaugh accuser’s memory could be wrong

    09/17/2018 7:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 17, 2018 | Andrea Peyser
    Researcher William Hirst, of the New School for Social Research, conducted a long-term study of the memories of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. His finding: People’s remembrances of that dark day are not as reliable as one might believe. “Flashbulb memories’’ formed by upsetting events, he wrote, are often wrong. Hirst and his researchers followed more than 3,000 participants over a 10-year period. They found that, over time, many forgot key details of the attacks, while others had false memories involving events that did not happen. Yet most surveyed remained confident in the accuracy of their 9/11 memories,...
  • The first common 3D-printed buildings might be army barracks

    09/17/2018 6:23:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Fast Company ^ | September 14, 2018 | Jesus Diaz
    We’ve seen 3D-printed houses, ceilings, and bridges. But one of the most sensible uses for the technology may be by the U.S. Marine Corps, which recently finished printing the world’s first 3D-printed concrete barracks. The new technique is safer and less wasteful compared to conventional construction methods–and the research, a collaboration with the architectural firm SOM, could change how emergency housing and infrastructure are built, too. “The clearest advantage is flexibility,” Captain Matt Friedell, the Additive Manufacturing Lead at the Marine Corps Systems Command, headquartered in Quantico, Virginia, says over email. “We can make walls, obstacles, buildings, and other structures...
  • Trump's Space Force could cost nearly $13 billion over 5 years

    09/17/2018 2:47:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 17, 2018 | Ryan Browne
    Establishing President Donald Trump's sought-after Space Force could cost $12.9 billion over its first five years, according to an Air Force document obtained by CNN. The Air Force estimates that the first year "additive costs" associated with establishing the new military branch in the 2020 fiscal year, including the creation of a headquarters, would amount to $3.32 billion. The document also estimates that the Space Force will oversee some 13,000 personnel when it is officially launched. In a memo accompanying the proposal, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson calls on Congress to authorize and fund the establishment of a Space Force...
  • From Houston to Asia and back, ethane's final form is packaging

    09/16/2018 5:23:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | September 14, 2018 | Jordan Blum
    Open a bag of frozen shrimp from Walmart. Toss the packaging in the trash. Two routine tasks, but they represent final commercial destinations for ethane molecules freed from Texas shale, a journey that has not only taken them hundreds of miles to Houston’s massive petrochemical complex, but also around the world and back again in the carefully choreographed dance of global supply chains. Each day, hundreds of trucks and rail cars move pellets of ethane-derived polyethylene from petrochemical plants, such as Exxon Mobil's in Mont Belvieu, to the Port of Houston. There, the pellets are loaded by the ton onto...
  • Icesat2

    09/15/2018 1:42:49 PM PDT · by JoeFromSidney · 9 replies
    Original<p> | JoeFromSidney
    I’m at Vandenberg Air Force Base. My wife and I came to see the launch of Icesat2, a satellite intended to measure the thickness of the polar ice caps. Our son Tony designed the laser altimeters on Icesat, which measure the height above the geoid of the ice, of forests, and other objects. The launch vehicle was a Delta rocket. The Delta was derived from the Air Force’s old Thor missile. This was the last launch of a Delta. It’s now obsolete and being retired. For me, it closed out some personal history. Back in the late ‘fifties, I was...
  • GLOBAL "DUSTING", NOT WARMING!

    09/13/2018 9:12:21 AM PDT · by w.m.rose · 13 replies
    I'm the source | Thursday 9-13,'18 at 11:30 a.m. | Wayne Rose
    (ON MONDAY 10-24-2016 OUR DAUGHTER TRACI'S BIRTHDAY I WROTE THE FOLLOWING): CALL BE CRAZY AND LAUGH, BUT I BELIEVE THAT WHICH THE WORLD CALLS THE EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING IS ACTUALLY "THE EFFECTS OF GLOBAL DUSTING." TRUE, I'M NOT A METEOROLOGIST OR CLIMATE EXPERT, BUT NEITHER ARE THE ONE'S WITH DEGREES "LOL". I've made many such claims since I was a little boy and most have become reality as confirmed by science and other formal authorities, PLUS my own Family and Friends. My theory here is, due to there being more people on earth at this time than ever before...
  • U.S. identifies some Korean War remains returned by North Korea

    09/12/2018 8:46:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    United Press International ^ | September 11, 2018 | Daniel Uria
    Some of the Korean War remains returned to the United States by North Korea have been identified, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Tuesday. Mattis confirmed two sets of remains out of the 55 boxes sent to the United States following President Donald Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kin Jong Un had been identified and the Department of Defense is working to identify the rest. "It's been good work done, they moved swiftly on a couple where they thought they had a better chance for a number of reasons, where the remains came from, and what background we had,...
  • Volkswagen to Use 3D Printers for Mass Production of Parts (In metal)

    09/12/2018 10:19:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Research Snipers News ^ | September 12, 2018 | Aiman Bilal
    Volkswagen would be using 3D printers for mass production of parts. The world’s largest carmaker has found a new innovative way of making use of the 3D printer. Volkswagen revealed about its plans on Tuesday about starting to use the HP metal printing technology for manufacturing selected parts which include gear knobs and customized tailgate lettering. The company unveiled its plans that it wants to mass produce its structural parts via making use of the technology within the span of two to three years. Martin Goede—the Volkswagen’s Head of Technology Planning and Development said that the complete automobile would probably...
  • The Dangers of Scientism

    09/08/2018 4:27:25 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 28 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | September 8, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Dangers of Scientism By Philip Cottraux “Science, like other outmoded systems, is destroying itself. As it gains in power, it proves itself incapable of handling the power. Because things are going very fast now…it will be in everyone’s hands. It will be in kits for backyard gardeners. Experiments for schoolchildren. Cheap labs for terrorists and dictators. And that will force everyone to ask the question - ‘What should I do with my power?’ Which is the very question science says it cannot answer.” -Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park****** Atheists often accuse religious people of being anti-science. They cite past examples...
  • &#9834;If You Believe We Put a Man on the Moon&#9834;…Don’t Go See "First Man"

    09/06/2018 3:14:50 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 21 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 9/1/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    When it comes to the American flag on the moon, Hollywood takes a knee. With its soon-to-be released film, First Man, it seems Universal Pictures doesn’t want the world to remember that it was Americans who first landed on the moon. On the contrary, Hollywood again reminds us why Trump was elected and why liberals should never be in any position of power. Remember such come this November. The absurdity of a film about the first manned mission to the moon—an exclusively American accomplishment—that doesn’t show the moment when Neil Armstrong planted the U.S. flag on the moon makes me...
  • Bottle filled with MYSTERY LIQUID dating back to time of Jesus Christ discovered

    09/05/2018 4:59:54 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 83 replies
    Express ^ | PUBLISHED: 12:12, Wed, Sep 5, 2018 | Katie Harris
    A BOTTLE containing a mystery liquid dating back to the time of Jesus Christ has been hailed as a “unique” discovery after being unearthed in Russia. The 2,000-year-old artefact was uncovered on the site of the Phanagoria city, which was founded in the 6th century BC. The ancient city was the largest Greek settlement on the Taman peninsula in the present-day Krasnodar Krai region of Russia. The extraordinary object was discovered in the grave of a warrior in the Eastern Necropolis of the city. It is filled with a mystery liquid which has not been identified...........
  • Movie “First Man” on Moon Landing Omits US Flag and Fact that Buzz Aldrin Took Communion

    08/31/2018 2:57:31 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Movie “First Man” on Moon Landing Omits US Flag and Fact that Buzz Aldrin Took Communion Before Exiting Lunar Module by Jim Hoft August 31, 2018 145 Comments Hollywood Whitewashes America and Jesus Christ from Propaganda Movie on Moon Landing —
  • Cigarettes Don't Kill People

    08/28/2018 8:04:16 AM PDT · by kathsua · 81 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 08/28/18 | Reasonmclucus
    I'm tired of hearing the myth that cigarettes kill people. It reminds me of the old myth that cold temperatures cause colds. The smoking issue is not as simple as the anti-smokers portray it. It can involve more than just addiction to nicotine. If smoking kills people why do so many smokers live to be over 60? Looking at substances that sometimes kill people demonstrates how substances can kill people directly. For most of us peanuts are a delicious and nutritious snack. However, for some people with a peanut allergy peanuts can be one of the world's deadliest poisons. College...
  • The Trump/Sessions Kabuki Dance Continues

    08/24/2018 4:33:03 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 27 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Hey, guess what happens when you essentially make it legal to poop on the street? – The answer would seem obvious to anyone living anywhere but some ultra-liberal enclave like San Francisco: Homeless people are gonna poop on the street, and most likely won’t clean up after themselves. But San Fran’s city leaders were oblivious to what the consequences would be when they decided to stop enforcing laws against defecation and urination on their city’s streets a few years back, and they are oblivious about how to really deal with the issue...
  • Question: Wall Plugs and Batteries. How to match Milli Amps?

    08/23/2018 12:06:02 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 62 replies
    None ^ | 8/23/18 | rebelbase
    Question for FReepers gifted in electrical knowledge. When matching wall plugs and batteries to devices with a, say 850 milli amp requirement which is safer if the exact milli amp plug or battery is not available. Is it OK to use a lower milli amp or should a higher milli amp be used. I am under the impression that using the wrong one can cause damage to the device.
  • Democrats and GOPe: Beware of Trump's Red Tsunami -- Your Worst Fears

    08/20/2018 8:12:08 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 33 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8/20/2018 | Pocono Pundit
    Trump and the RNC are hinting that the Democrat Blue Wave will transform into a red Trumpian tsunami.  With Rasmussen showing 36% approval in the Black community, I think a red tsunami is quite possible. But what does a red tsunami look like? Here's an imaginery meme of one coming ashore as Dems and GOPe are partying and plotting impeachment. Click the image to see it in full size.  If you like this pic, feel free to widely distribute it.  And let's make the Red Tsunami a reality.  MAGA!  Go Trump! While researching this pic, I ran across a very...
  • Korea’s Largest Cities Want to Become Crypto Capitals, Market Optimistic

    08/19/2018 10:35:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    News BTC ^ | August 16, 2018 | Joseph Young
    Following the release of a new regulatory framework for crypto businesses and blockchain projects, major cities in South Korea have started to build regional policies to fuel the growth of cryptocurrency-related companies. Country’s Second Biggest City Wants to be Like Zug This month, Oh Keo-don, the mayor of Busan, the second largest city in South Korea behind Seoul from the country’s ruling party, has stated that the regional government of Busan is focused on building the next “Crypto Valley” of the world in South Korea, inspired by the success of Zug, Switzerland. Mayor Oh emphasized that Zug already has more...
  • Ackuretta Launches New 3D Printing Ceramic Resin

    08/19/2018 9:54:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    All 3DP ^ | August 18, 2018 | Hanna Watkin
    Ackuretta, the manufacturer of high-precision prosumer grade Digital Light Processing 3D printers based in Taipei, Taiwan, announced the addition of a new ceramic resin to its Qura resin line. For anyone wanting to create ceramic 3D prints, choosing the right material is mandatory. There’s now a new contender to this market too, the Ackuretta ceramic resin. The new resin from the Digital Light Processing 3D printer manufacturer is part of its Qura resin line. The company is describing its new material as an “advanced” and “pioneering” ceramic resin. Ackuretta explains in a press release: “While traditionally ceramic parts required expensive...
  • Is Lockheed Martin Winning the Hypersonic Race?

    08/19/2018 12:56:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | August 18, 2018 | Lou Whiteman
    Hypersonic technology -- weapons and interceptors able to travel at least five times the speed of sound -- are a top Pentagon priority and an area where China and Russia are perceived to be ahead of U.S. military efforts. The Defense Department has committed to spend aggressively to catch up. Based on initial contract awards, it's becoming clear that Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) is outpacing the competition in the battle to win the lion's share of those awards. Lockheed Martin earlier this month was awarded a $480 million contract to develop a hypersonic air-launched, rapid response weapon (ARRW). The award could...
  • After a hiring blitz, where is Mustang's CAR-T manufacturing headed? (Bio-Pharma)

    08/17/2018 8:01:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Biopharma Dive ^ | August 16, 2018 | Jacob Bell
    Until recently, New York's Mustang Bio has focused its business exclusively on cell therapies. Earlier this week, the biotech announced plans to license an ex vivo lentiviral gene therapy developed at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the treatment of a rare illness known as XSCID, otherwise known as bubble boy disease. The deal underscores what has been a year of growth for Mustang. In June, the company celebrated the opening of a 27,000-square-foot Massachusetts manufacturing plant that executives believe will be able to meet the clinical and commercial supply needs for its investigational CAR-T therapies. BioPharma Dive spoke with...