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Science (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Turning Climate Into Cash

    11/25/2014 9:42:29 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/14 | Alan Caruba
    At what point will the public conclude that virtually everything that we have been told about “global warming” and “climate change” has been bogus As this is being written, all fifty states have freezing weather and nearly a month before the winter solstice on December 21 some northeastern cities are buried in record-setting snowfalls. At what point will the public conclude that virtually everything that we have been told about “global warming” and “climate change” by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (IPCC) as well as U.S. government agencies we’re supposed to trust has been bogus, based on computer...
  • 3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

    11/24/2014 9:14:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Engadget ^ | November 23, 2014 | Jon Fingas
    You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make them work, which limits what they can do and where they'll fit. A team of Princeton researchers recently solved this problem, however. They've found a way to make quantum dot LEDs (and thus semiconductors) using only a 3D printer. The scientists choose printable electrodes, polymers and semiconductors, which are dissolved in solvents to keep them from damaging underlying layers during the printing process; after that, the team uses...
  • Global Warming Update for Nov. 20, 2014 - Buffalo, Sandra Fluke (hosted by Adam Taxin)

    11/20/2014 5:48:30 PM PST · by Adam Taxin · 16 replies
    Adam Taxin on YouTube ^ | 11/20/14 | Adam Taxin
    8-minute audio segment Plenty of coverage of the biblical-type snowstorm in Buffalo (and, remember, it's over a month until the start of winter ... and plenty of Thanksgiving turkeys are at this point still alive). Also, Sandra Fluke tweets about global warming.
  • Global Warming as a Fabricated Moral Issue

    11/20/2014 5:30:40 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/20/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Lies and deceptions surrounding the manufactured global warming crisis created for political and financial gain at the expense of millions of people The area south of Buffalo, New York was buried this week in 76 inches of snow, quite possibly the largest 24-hour total in U.S. recorded history. At the same time, the desperate advocates of global warming/climate change are finding more novel ways to push their carbon dioxide reduction and carbon footprint taxation in order to redistribute the wealth from the United States to the rest of the world. David Ignatius suggests in the Washington Post that climate should...
  • Dark matter could be seen in GPS time glitches

    11/19/2014 4:56:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    New Scientist ^ | November 17, 2014 | Hal Hodson
    GPS has a new job. It does a great job of telling us our location, but the network of hyper-accurate clocks in space could get a fix on something far more elusive: dark matter. Dark matter makes up 80 per cent of the universe's matter but scarcely interacts with ordinary matter. A novel particle is the most popular candidate, but Andrei Derevianko at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Maxim Pospelov at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada propose that kinks or cracks in the quantum fields that permeate the universe could be the culprit. If they are right,...
  • Drilling Pistol Part of Russian Space Gear...Until 2007

    11/18/2014 9:30:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video For 20 years, the Russians took a survival drilling pistol kit with them into space.  Then they ran out of ammunition.  The YouTube video above does a good job of highlighting the pistol and kit.  Such an item would likely be a "collector's and curio" item in the United States, as no ammunition is available for the shotgun barrels and very few were made.   Some enterprising importer would do well to get a couple of dozen thrown into a Russian import container of rifles and shotguns.   Collectors in the United States would gobble them up!  The shotgun...
  • Business boiled over EPA’s water rule

    11/18/2014 4:36:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    Business groups are joining with local government representatives and conservative lawmakers to criticize the Environmental Protection Agency’s water jurisdiction proposal, imploring the Obama administration to rescind it. Opponents of the proposed rule say the EPA’s effort to redefine its authority over creeks, ponds and wetlands is written so broadly that it could put millions of new miles of rivers and streams under federal control, along with ditches, puddles and dry creek beds. Such a change would be a major impediment to commerce, as businesses could suddenly need permits for all manner of routine activities like building fences or digging ditches,...
  • Climate Reporting Chaos in Oregon

    11/17/2014 10:31:27 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/17/14 | Sierra Rayne
    The catastrophic predictions do not match up with historical trends For some reason, I don’t find it surprising that Oregon is a hotbed of climate alarmism. Thus, when the Portland Tribune recently published an article describing how Oregon’s “warmer climate imperils our health,” it seemed appropriate to look further into the claims being made. Apparently, climate change in Oregon will lead to “less snow on Mount Hood? [but] we can live with that.” Interesting, given how there has been no significant trend in maximum overwinter snowpack on Mount Hood since records began in 1981. Indeed, according to an article in...
  • What .22 Rifle did Bella Twin use to Kill a World Record Grizzly in 1953?

    11/17/2014 3:59:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this famous photograph by Bruno Engler, Bella Twin is shown with the hide from the world record grizzly bear that she shot in 1953 with a single shot .22 rifle.  The question is, what rifle is she holding?   It has been written that Jack O'Conner "heard" that it was an old Stevens single shot.   But as he only "heard" this, I do not think it is at all definitive.  This is said to be from page 304 of "The Hunting Rifle", published in 1953.   Given that the bear was shot in 1953, and the reference was near the...
  • 8 Signs You May Be In A Cult

    11/17/2014 3:57:54 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 15 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 11/16/2014 | Steve Berman
      Are you in a cult?  Nobody ever answers that question “yes”. Yes, I am a follower of Zorg who tells me what to think, and instructs me on life from the time I awake each day, until he summons me to bed each night.  I live to do what Zorg desires because Zorg loves me and knows best.  Zorg is from the planet Org, and he hears their psychic transmissions.  The Orgians are coming to get us soon, and we’ll all have one cosmic Orgy.Dude, you’re in a cult.No!  Zorg told us you’d say that!  When the Orgians come...
  • One Man Found a Mysterious Box in a Dumpster – What was in it was Absolutely Baffling

    11/15/2014 11:18:16 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    One Man Found a Mysterious Box in a Dumpster – What was in it was Absolutely Baffling... -The box was handmade from wood, fit with hinges, a handle and a pair of locks. -From what was written here, it appears that the author had an experience that was definitely not from here. -A hand-drawn table of the elements. -This patent is not filed with the United States Patent Office – but the drawings are remarkably detailed. But this is not the weirdest part… -Oddly, this map shows air travel routes. - lot of the maps are hand-drawn with a “center”...
  • Global Warming Update (11/14/14): freezing in Florida, foot of snow in NE Ohio

    11/14/2014 9:17:05 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/14/14 | Adam Taxin
    Northeast Ohio - Cleveland, Akron, etc. got plenty of snow. Kids stayed home from school. In Lake County, more than a foot of snow fell yesterday.
  • Bill Gates Briefed at ENEA Research Labs in Italy on LENR (Cold Fusion)

    11/14/2014 7:58:45 AM PST · by Normandy · 7 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | Nov 14, 2014
    There has been discussion about a recent visit by Microsoft founder Bill Gates on November 12 to the laboratories of ENEA, the Italian National agency for new technologies, Energy and sustainable economic development in Frascati, Italywhere he was given a briefing about ENEA's research activity, including in the field of low energy nuclear reactions (LENR or cold fusion) A post on the ENEA Facebook page about the event states: Gates, who was accompanied by Mr Federico Head of ENEA, is interested in the activities in the field of research “frontier”. The visit lasted for a few hours and gave researchers the opportunity...
  • Global Warming Update (11/13/14): -14°F in Denver, snow in Arkansas, 32°F in Florida,

    11/13/2014 5:50:48 PM PST · by Adam Taxin · 65 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/13/14 | Adam Taxin
    Offers video commentary on today's battle with global warming, including new records for low temperature set in Denver amd a freeze warning in the Florida Panhandle. Remember, of course, that today is only the 13th of November.
  • Obama’s Cruel and Costly Climate Hoax

    11/13/2014 9:21:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/14 | Alan Caruba
    The new Congress must take whatever action it can to reverse and stop the harm that it represents; people’s jobs and lives depend on it. The intense cold that many Americans are encountering arrives more than a month before the official start of winter on December 2l. To discuss this, we need to keep in mind that weather is what is occurring now. Climate is measured over longer periods, the minimum of which is thirty years and, beyond that, centuries. We are colder these days because the Earth has been in a cooling cycle for 19 years and that cycle...
  • Keep Away From Those Climate Change Church Crazies

    11/13/2014 7:07:58 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 11/13/2014 | Steve Berman
    One of my highest aspirations is to train up my two sons to be productive, useful members of society, and to share the goals and values my wife and I have tried to instill in their young minds.  My youngest turns 4 today, and my oldest is just 5. In the year 2031, they’ll both be about done with college and ready to enter “life” as the rest of us old folks know it.  I’m worried about the kind of world they’ll live in.  Not to worry their little minds over such big issues as global warming today, I decided...
  • Climate Model Predicts Very Cold Winter in Northern Hemisphere

    11/11/2014 8:38:21 AM PST · by MulberryDraw · 67 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | November 8, 2014 | Brian K. Sullivan
    Bloomberg article, so just a link.
  • Why Scientists Think Completely Unclassifiable and Undiscovered Life Forms Exist

    11/10/2014 1:52:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Motherboard ^ | November 7, 2014 | Jason Koebler
    In high school biology, we are taught that there are three types of life: eukaryotes (that's us, and most everything else we often think of as life), bacteria, and archaea (extremophiles and other very primitive life forms). But some scientists are pretty sure that there are entirely different, undiscovered lifeforms that could be prevalent on Earth, and they remain undescribed because we're not good at looking for them. In a new paper published in Science, Tanja Woyke and Edward Rubin of the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute note that "there are reasons to believe that current approaches [to discovering...
  • LENR seen from a Nuclear Engineer

    11/10/2014 10:22:48 AM PST · by Normandy · 8 replies
    E-Cat "The New Fire" ^ | Nov 10, 2014 | Piero Andreuccetti
    2) You followed the recent developments in the LENR sector. Do you think that we’re on the edge of an energy revolution? “Not yet on the edge, but something is going to happen in a few years. Because too many signs are starting to find their way to emerge from the realm of the so called ‘junk science’ and acquire a new dignity among mainstream researchers. Just for instance: Brian Ahern is obtaining results with his LENR experiments at MIT, the same Institute that dismissed as ‘heretical’ F&P results 25 years ago… But one thing is sure: if an energy...
  • 'Interstellar,' 'Big Hero 6' on Track for $50-Million-Plus This Weekend

    Christopher Nolan's Interstellar took first place on Friday, though family moviegoers should drive Disney Animation's Big Hero 6 to a weekend win. After two days in limited release, Interstellar expanded to 3,561 locations and earned an estimated $17 million. That's well below Inception's $21.8 million debut, though it is at least roughly on par with Gravity's $17.5 million start last year. Interstellar's audience was split evenly between men (52 percent) and women, and skewed much older (75 percent were at least 25 years of age). They awarded the movie a "B+" CinemaScore, which is in line with Inception.
  • Latest 3D Printed Hybrid Design: Cartridge/barrel Integration

    11/08/2014 8:50:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Image by Michael Crumbling The latest 3D printed hybrid uses an old but useful concept: pre-loaded interchangeable chambers/barrels/cartridges.   The cartridge itself has sufficient strength to contain the pressures necessary for propelling a projectile, and is sufficiently long enough to result in a velocity that is useful. Michael Crumling has created a relatively small round, the .314 Atlas, to demonstrate the concept as used with a 3D printed mechanism.   Here is a video link showing his system being fired: Link to video at Wired The extractor groove is likely included to make priming the cartridges easy. I have thought of...
  • EPA Puts Inert Argon on List of Banned Pesticide Ingredients

    11/08/2014 7:38:42 AM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    CNSNews.com) – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed taking 72 hazardous chemicals off of its approved list of inert ingredients allowed for use in pesticides. (See EPA chemical substances for removal.pdf) But the inclusion of argon (AR) - a naturally occurring element and the third most abundant gas in the Earth’s atmosphere - has left some people scratching their heads. According to the Gas Encyclopedia, “the name argon comes from the Greek argos, meaning ‘the lazy one’” because it is so chemically stable. The element, which was discovered in 1894, is “so unreactive” that it is primarily used to...
  • Energy Storage of the Future: Researchers Find Promising Properties in Lightest Materials

    11/07/2014 10:01:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Virtual-Strategy Magazine ^ | October 20, 2014
    Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently found that properties of graphene aerogel could be used to enhance energy storage for electric vehicles and other high-power energy storage applications. The research will appear as the cover article in the Nov. 14 issue of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Personal electronics such as cell phones and laptops could get a boost from some of the lightest materials in the world. Lawrence Livermore researchers have turned to graphene aerogel for enhanced electrical energy storage that eventually could be used to smooth out power fluctuations in the energy grid. The team found...
  • Exposing the Green Money Machine

    11/04/2014 10:56:20 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/04/14 | Alan Caruba
    For Big Green, science is not about irrefutable truth. It is an instrument of propaganda to be distorted to advance their lies It is doubtful that most Americans and others around the world know how vast the organizational structure of the environmental movement is and how much wealth it generates for those engaged in an agenda that would drag humanity back to the Stone Age. If that sounds extreme, consider a world without access to and use of energy or any of the technological and scientific advances that have extended and enhanced our lives, from pesticides that kill insect and...
  • Slouching toward Ebola

    11/03/2014 7:16:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/14 | Rolf Yungclas
    Real science acknowledges that people can make mistakes, making such a dangerous virus a zero-risk to a nation or a state means taking precautions that absolutely prevent human error In 1968 Joan Didion published a collection of non-fiction essays titled Slouching Towards Bethlehem in which she took a look at the chaos of the counterculture in the mid-1960s. The title of the book comes from a line in a poem by William Butler Yeats titled The Second Coming: “And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?” In the preface to her book,...
  • The Lies Phony Climate Experts Tell

    11/02/2014 2:01:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/02/14 | Alan Caruba
    Whenever you hear some “climate expert” or politician refer to global warming or climate change, they are lying to you. We have more CO2 in the atmosphere and the Earth is still in a cooling cycle. For decades now both the U.S. and Europe have suffered the arrogance and the lies of so-called “climate experts.” Mind you, there are some real ones and, when it comes to global warming and climate change, the interchangeable names for the lies, they are the ones labeled “deniers” and worse for telling the truth. The fundamental lie is that humans, through their use of...
  • Some New Perspectives on the Age Discrimination Issue in Tech

    11/02/2014 1:58:31 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 8 replies
    Upon Closer Inspection ^ | October 30, 2014 | Norman Matloff
    The national engineering accreditation agency requires that curricula provide students with some exposure to ethics. My department decided to fulfill this requirement by teaching our own, in-house ethics course, and it’s my turn to teach it. I’m taking the theme of ethical decisions the students may need to address as future engineers, engineering managers, tech entrepreneurs and so on. As you can see from the course reading list, I’ve chosen age discrimination as one of the topics. This generated an especially lively class discussion, including on a couple of points that I believe are new to the tech age discrimination...
  • Amazon Warriors Did Indeed Fight and Die Like Men

    11/01/2014 3:18:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    National Geographic's Book Talk ^ | October 29, 2014 | Simon Worrall
    Archaeology shows that these fierce women also smoked pot, got tattoos, killed—and loved—men. The Amazons got a bum rap in antiquity. They wore trousers. They smoked pot, covered their skin with tattoos, rode horses, and fought as hard as the guys. Legends sprang up like weeds. They cut off their breasts to fire their bows better! They mutilated or killed their boy children! Modern (mostly male) scholars continued the confabulations. The Amazons were hard-core feminists. Man haters. Delinquent mothers. Lesbians. Drawing on a wealth of textual, artistic, and archaeological evidence, Adrienne Mayor, author of The Amazons, dispels these myths and...
  • The ambulance drone that could save your life: Flying defibrillator of the future

    10/30/2014 2:53:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Nerdoholic ^ | October 29, 2014
    A Dutch student has revealed a prototype ‘ambulance drone’, a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious life-saving minutes. Developed by engineering graduate Alec Momont, it can fly at speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour (60 miles per hour). Painted in emergency services yellow and driven by six propellers, the drone can carry a four kilogramme load – in this case a defibrillator. ‘Around 800,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in the European Union every year and only 8.0 percent survive,’ Momont, 23, said at the TU Delft University. ‘The main reason for this is...
  • Will Future Generations See Our Inaction on Climate Change as a Great Immoral Act? (He's serious)

    10/29/2014 6:52:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Big Think ^ | October 29, 2014 | Orion Jones
    In order to express her worries about our collective failure to act on the climate change threat, Harvard science historian Naomi Oreskes turned to science fiction. Her book, "The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View From the Future", is written from the point of view of a future historian who chronicles how humans ignored many clear warnings about the adverse effects of rising temperature, resulting in The Great Collapse of 2093. The details of that collapse include "floods, droughts, mass migrations, [and] the end of humanity in Africa and Australia." Oreskes began her efforts by chronicling the real scientific consensus...
  • 3D Martyr: Imura Gets Two Years for Thought Crime of Gun Design

    10/29/2014 3:12:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Yoshitomo Imura has become 3D printing's first martyr.  He was sentenced to two years in prison for designing and producing blank firing guns on a 3D printer.   From the-japan-news.com: YOKOHAMA (Jiji Press) — The Yokohama District Court sentenced a former Japanese college employee on Monday to two years in prison for producing guns with a three-dimensional printer. I have not seen that any of the guns actually fired a projectile; the only ones that I have seen on videos fired blanks.   Imura stated that he did not believe that he was violating the law.   Building blank firing...
  • Obama Officials Bloviate About Settled ‘Science,’ DoD Scientists Fear Air Transmission of Ebola

    10/29/2014 2:58:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    PJ Media's Ordered Liberty Blog ^ | October 29, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Pretending to be guided by “science” rather than practicing politics in service of their post-American agenda, Obama administration officials persevere in the irresponsible suggestion that Ebola cannot be transmitted through the air – i.e., that it requires physical contact with an infected person that results in exposure to bodily fluids. It should go without saying that because viruses mutate, responsible scientists would never claim that the “science” about them is “settled.” But quite apart from the dynamic circumstances, government scientists are obviously concerned about air transmission in the here and now, even as the spin-meisters claim it cannot happen. Aaron...
  • How a viable nuclear fusion reactor really could change the world

    10/27/2014 9:31:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | October 24, 2014 | Bryan Nelson
    Recent news that Lockheed Martin has made a nuclear fusion breakthrough has come with its fair share of sensational headlines. Claims have been made that it could change the world and forever alter the future of humanity. And for once, those headlines could be accurate, assuming that Lockheed Martin's claims are viable. A compact nuclear fusion reactor, especially one as small as Lockheed Martin is claiming, could change the world as we know it. But before we can get a handle on what such a breakthrough could mean, let's first get a hold of what exactly is being claimed. In...
  • Without Reliable, Rapid Tests, Ebola Ignorance Infects Us All

    10/27/2014 5:37:46 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/27/2014 | Steve Berman
    Like most Americans, I suffer from a bad case of Ignorantia Febris Ebola, or Ebola Ignorance.  When Ebola first hit American shores, my gut instinct was to simply ban travel from the affected countries, or at least quarantine travelers for 21 days.  I wrote “I’m all for preventing a panic, but a panic is what we will get if we don’t get this situation in hand quickly.” The media-fed panic we are seeing (and it’s not a true panic, more a malaise or angst) is the result of the rapid spread of Ebola Ignorance, which has an R0 value of...
  • US Liberals' shadowy billions funding foreign climate change agenda

    10/26/2014 4:44:55 PM PDT · by bardettespy · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2014 | David Rose
    EXPOSED: How a shadowy network funded by foreign millions is making our household energy bills soar - for a low-carbon Britain Shadowy pro-green lobbyists working at every level of the Establishment Organisations are channelling tens of millions of pounds into green policies Elite lobby group linked to Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and the WWF Current energy policies shaped by the Green Blob will cost up to £400billion If continued, there will be further eye-watering energy bill rises for Britons The Mail on Sunday today exposes how a ‘Green Blob’ financed by a shadowy group of hugely wealthy foreign donors...
  • The hoverboards from Back to the Future 2 are pretty much a reality now!

    10/23/2014 8:42:07 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 30 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-23-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Yep, that's a real hoverboard full video here...There are limitations to it, and the technology was developed more as an exploration into how to keep buildings safe in an earthquake...but it's really friggin' cool!
  • Who Mines The Dilithium?

    10/22/2014 10:26:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2009 | Doctor Zero
    One of my favorite little moments in the very entertaining new “Star Trek” movie comes when the young James T. Kirk activates the computer system of a car he swiped for a joyride, and the Nokia logo comes up. It’s nice to see Nokia’s still in business in the twenty-third century. Such simple touches help to humanize the Star Trek universe, which had drifted a bit too far from recognizable human experience for audiences to fully engage with its characters. The presence of a good old-fashioned corporate logo in the new movie put me in mind of a long-ago, free-wheeling,...
  • Finalists named for $10m Star Trek 'tricorder' X Prize

    10/21/2014 7:53:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    BBC News Technology blog ^ | August 27, 2014 | Edwin Lane, technology reporter
    The Star Trek tricorder diagnosed any illness at once.Ten finalists have been chosen in a $10m (£6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in the Star Trek series.The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, launched last year, challenges anyone to develop a wireless device capable of detecting a range of diseases. The technology employs sensors and imaging to measure vital signs and diagnose conditions non-invasively. X Prize officials said the technology was now "fact, not science fiction". The 10 finalists come from a range of backgrounds, including universities, medical device manufacturers and tech start-ups. One research team...
  • Top Scientist: This Version Of Ebola Looks Like ‘A Very Different Bug’

    10/20/2014 4:14:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | October 19, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    Barack Obama and the head of the CDC need to quit saying that we know exactly how Ebola spreads. Because the truth is that there is much about this virus that we simply do not know. For example, a top Ebola scientist that is working in the heart of the outbreak in Liberia says that this version of Ebola looks like it could be "a very different bug" from past versions. Other leading scientists are echoing his concerns. And yet Barack Obama and Thomas Frieden continue to publicly proclaim that we know precisely how this virus behaves. Not only is...
  • Dying Man Reunited with Beloved Dog Makes Complete Turnaround

    10/19/2014 1:30:08 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/19/14 | Jerry A. Kane
    Tail-wagging love really does conquer all: James Wathen, a terminally-ill patient at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky, had stopped eating and had become weak and frail. His condition kept deteriorating, and he was barely able to talk. Wathen managed to whisper to a nurse his wish to see his dog, Bubba, just one more time. The 73-year-old hadn’t seen his one-eyed Chihuahua with no bottom teeth since he arrived by ambulance at the Whitley County hospital six weeks earlier. “One of our social workers realized it was mourning the loss of the dog that was making our patient even...
  • Smoking Marijuana Can Protect You From Ebola: Is there anything weed can't do? (Bizarre)

    10/18/2014 6:21:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Montreal's MTL Blog ^ | October 16, 2014 | Michael D'Alimonte
    Not a day has gone by in the last few weeks without a mention of Ebola. Having made its way into North America, Ebola has become reached the top of the “to fear” list, making many worry that it will only be a matter of time before the disease dominates the continent. Effective vaccines and treatments for Ebola have yet to be discovered, though one may be hiding in plain sight: cannabis. Cannabinoids in marijuana have gained more and more of a reputation as a way to control and aid one’s immune systems, specifically with diseases that target a body’s...
  • U.S.S. Compassion - Going Big to Solve the Ebola problem IN PLACE...

    10/18/2014 5:52:33 AM PDT · by ICCtheWay · 44 replies
    Here is my plan for treating the Ebola patients IN PLACE IN THEIR REGION - NOT IN AMERICA - costly yes, but it would be effective, It keeps Ebola patients out of America, It creates a Very Positive Image for America and Americans and the Western World, It has a good chance of working, It would be done in the American style of yesteryear - Going Big and taking care of the problem. You can laugh - you can joke - you can make snide remarks... But my plan would GUT any back door obama treachery that obama has in...
  • A Simple Truth; Computer Climate Models Cannot Work

    10/17/2014 3:59:00 AM PDT · by Rocky · 13 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | October 16, 2014 | Tim Ball
    The acronym GIGO, (Garbage In, Garbage Out) reflects that most working around computer models knew the problem. Some suggest that in climate science, it actually stands for Gospel In, Gospel Out. This is an interesting observation, but underscores a serious conundrum. The Gospel Out results are the IPCC predictions, (projections), and they are consistently wrong. This is no surprise to me, because I have spoken out from the start about the inadequacy of the models. I watched modelers take over and dominate climate conferences as keynote presenters. It was modelers who dominated the Climatic Research Unit (CRU), and through them,...
  • Good news: New Lockheed Martin fusion reactor to solve all the world’s problems in 10 years or so

    10/16/2014 10:01:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 16, 2014 | Allahpundit
    In case you were too consumed with Ebola news yesterday to notice this, here’s a belated FYI that America’s going to put the Middle East’s oil barons out of business before your grandkids are out of college. Assuming the Ebola doesn’t get us first, I mean. Lockheed has a webpage dedicated to its new breakthrough in compact fusion reactors but this write-up in Aviation Week is the most thorough explanation I’ve seen of how it would actually work. If I understand it correctly, which I probably don’t, the problem with current fusion reactors is that they’re too darned big and...
  • Snowmobile/Motorcyle Maker Polaris + NASCAR Tech = Cutting Edge Special Ops Vehicle 'DRAGOR'

    10/16/2014 3:14:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Apparently getting out of the jet-ski business opened up far greener pastures in the high-tech, 21st-century military vehicle market for Minnesota-based snowmobile/ATV/electric vehicle manufacturer Polaris(who also produce Victory and Indian big bikes through their motorcycle subsidiary). First they concocted a clever 2-man mini-jeep -the Polaris MV850- with computer-designed tires that require no air, able to operate even after sustaining damage from gunfire or shrapnel. They've also spun-out a line of small, lightweight military support/patrol vehicles loosely-based on their existing consumer products, including the MRZR in both 2-man and 4-man configurations. But NOW they're getting serious: aiming for a Pentagon light-vehicle...
  • There Will Be Pestilences: Why Are So Many Deadly Diseases Breaking Out All Over The Globe Now?

    10/15/2014 7:24:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 10/06/2014 | Michael Snyder
    Ebola, Marburg, Enterovirus and Chikungunya - these diseases were not even on the radar of most people coming into 2014, but now each one of them is making headline news. So why is this happening? Why are so many deadly diseases breaking out all over the world right now? Is there some kind of a connection, or is the fact that so many horrible diseases are arising all at once just a giant coincidence? And this could be just the beginning. For example, there are now more than a million cases of Chikungunya in Central and South America, and authorities...
  • Ebola Could Mutate into an Airborne Virus; "Bar Entry from Affected Countries" Says Liberty GB

    10/15/2014 5:41:44 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Tuesday during a House of Lords debate Labour's Lord Robert Winston, a medical doctor who has presented scientific TV programs, said that Ebola could mutate into an airborne virus that is caught like a common cold. He was reacting to Health Minister Earl Howe's remark at the House of Commons that the Ebola risk to British people "remains low". At the moment the disease is passed through bodily contact or fluids such as blood and sweat, but the contagion risk would increase if the virus became airborne. Lord Winston asserted: "I am slightly concerned about the possible risk of...
  • New Exotic Particle Could Help Explain What Holds Matter Together

    10/14/2014 9:40:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 54 replies
    Live Science ^ | October 14, 2014 | Kelly Dickerson
    A new exotic particle has been hiding out amidst the gobs of data collected by the world's largest atom smasher, physicists have discovered. The new particle, called Ds3*, is a meson — a type of unstable particle made of one quark and one antiquark. Quarks are subatomic particles and are the most basic building blocks of matter that make up protons and neutrons. They're held together by the strong interaction, or strong force, that is one of the four fundamental forces in nature. (Electromagnetism, weak interaction and gravity are the other three.) No stable form of matter would exist without...
  • Climate Change Insanity

    10/14/2014 9:52:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/14/14 | Alan Caruba
    If the EPA is permitted to continue the U.S. might as well just turn off the lights because we are being systematically deprived of sufficient energy I went out for a walk today and enjoyed seeing how the autumn leaves are changing color because autumn, simply stated, is one of the four seasons that affects the Earth. It is part of the change that occurs as it has for billions of years. The notion that humans have anything to do with autumn or the other seasons or that we should be spending billions of dollars to have any effect on...
  • Biggest Scientific Study Suggests Life after Death

    10/14/2014 9:48:40 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 23 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 14 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    "First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever scientific study", headlines The Telegraph, going on to say: "Southampton University scientists have found evidence that awareness can continue for at least several minutes after clinical death which was previously thought impossible". Does this prove that there is life after death and that God exists? Of course not, but it shows without a shadow of a doubt that there are many phenomena and events that science doesn't explain about the nature of consciousness and of the mind in general. Someone's answer to that migtht be that science will one day...