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Science (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • 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.
  • THE MYSTERY: Russia's Doomsday Bomb

    12/18/2016 1:29:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | December 18, 2016 | Dr. Peter Vincent Fry
    While liberal mainstream media concoct fake news that President-Elect Trump is Moscow's Manchurian Candidate, they ignore the latest real threat from Russia. Russian state television "accidentally" disclosed plans for a robot submarine, reportedly armed with a massive 100 megaton warhead-the largest nuclear weapon ever deployed by any nation. The submarine doomsday bomb would explode underwater to radioactively contaminate and inundate with tsunamis U.S. coastal cities and seaboard, where are concentrated much of America's military-industrial strength and population. A diagram of the robo-bomb was shown on Russian TV, supposedly inadvertently, over the shoulder of a Defense Ministry officer. Reportedly, according to...
  • Germany's Wildly Complex Fusion Reactor Is Actually Working

    12/09/2016 12:12:49 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    popularmechanics.com ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | Avery Thompson
    Last year, Germany completed and turned on the Wendelstein 7-X nuclear fusion reactor. This amazing piece of technology uses a complicated design called a stellerator, and scientists have finally managed to verify that the design works like it's supposed to.
  • Frankengrain

    12/07/2016 8:28:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Wheat Belly Blog ^ | September 11, 2016 | Dr. William Davis
    Here’s an excerpt from the Wheat Belly Cookbook about modern high-yield, semi-dwarf wheat, what I call the “Frankengrain” because of the extensive and bizarre changes introduced into this grass by geneticists and agribusiness. (Even though a cookbook, I tried to make the Wheat Belly Cookbook a standalone book that discusses the background on why and how the Wheat Belly lifestyle yields such unexpected and extravagant health and weight loss successes. For this reason, the first 90 pages of the cookbook reiterate many of the Wheat Belly basic concepts.)From the Wheat Belly Cookbook: Wheat encapsulates a fundamental dilemma of our technological...
  • A little butter on your slice of Frankenwheat? (good reason to avoid grains)

    12/06/2016 6:00:26 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Wheat Belly Blog ^ | November 3, 2016 | Dr. William Davis
    Imagine that I’m a mad scientist (or perhaps just a geneticist who doesn’t blink an eye while fiddling with nature’s design) and I want to see what happens when I introduce substantial genetic changes into a chimpanzee.In my experimentation, I double the chimp’s height, change it’s hair color to yellow, induce mutations to change eye color, give it the ability to see better at night, increase muscle strength in its lower body so that it can jump long distances, and several dozen other changes. The end result looks different, acts different, has changes in physiology, its capacity to tolerate heat,...
  • Meat products from 3D printer could be the new food for aged care homes and restaurants

    12/02/2016 11:10:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | December 1, 2016 | Sarina Locke
    Meat could be used in 3D printing to produce a soft food with specific nutrients and suitable for people who have problems with chewing or swallowing. By using a meat extract as ink, layer-by-layer, a food could be created that is as soft as butter and like meat, packed with nutrients. Meat and Livestock Australia was alerted to the possibility of red meat three-dimensional printing after seeing it done with chicken meat in Germany. The research, development and marketing body has investigated a way to turn every last bit of meat from the bone into a high value product and...
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress SYNOPSIS

    12/01/2016 7:38:11 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 30 replies
    Schmoop ^ | 1966 | Robert Heinlein
    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Summary How It All Goes Down Book 1: That Dinkum Thinkum Manuel Garcia O'Kelly-Davis, or Mannie for short, goes on a routine computer repair job… only to learn that the super computer has gained self-awareness. It's just another day in a science fiction world, really. Mannie befriends the personality—naming it Mike—and helps it gain an understanding of human behavior. To this end, Mike requests Mannie bring a recorder to a "Sons of Revolution" rally.When the Warden's bodyguard busts in to arrest everybody, Mannie helps revolutionary Wyoming Knott escape, and like all classic heroes, he gets dragged...
  • Gravity may have chased light in the early universe

    11/28/2016 8:22:13 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 23 Nov, 2016 | Michael Brooks
    It’s supposed to be the most fundamental constant in physics, but the speed of light may not always have been the same. This twist on a controversial idea could overturn our standard cosmological wisdom. In 1998, Joao Magueijo at Imperial College London, proposed that the speed of light might vary, to solve what cosmologists call the horizon problem. This says that the universe reached a uniform temperature long before heat-carrying photons, which travel at the speed of light, had time to reach all corners of the universe. The standard way to explain this conundrum is an idea called inflation, which...
  • Breakthrough for DNA-editing: US team discovers 'holy grail' to fix genes to cure incurable diseases

    11/18/2016 7:56:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2016 | Mia De Graaf
    * Salk Institute scientists have used new technique to cure rats' blindness * It is the first time anyone has edited DNA in eyes, heart, brain or liver * These organs' cells rarely divide, making them very difficult to penetrate * So far the most advanced method is called CRISPR, which can edit skin and gut genes - it was tested yesterday by Chinese scientists * But Salk's study has been hailed as biggest leap in DNA research to date Scientists have discovered how to edit DNA to repair 'broken genes' to cure incurable diseases - and potentially extend human...
  • AMEN! Oregon Democrat who put Christian bakers out of business gets served JUSTICE

    11/16/2016 2:17:04 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 11/15/16 | Allen B. West
    You’ve seen the story multiple times already: a Christian baker declines to cater a gay wedding, and gets sued in the process. The most publicized came out of Oregon, where the bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa chose not to bake a wedding for a same-sex wedding. Rachel Bowman-Cryer and her mother visited Sweet Cakes planning to order a wedding cake. Bowman-Cryer had purchased a cake previously from the Kleins for her mother’s sixth wedding. Bowman-Cryer wanted to have the same cake she had purchased for her mother. That’s when Aaron Klein asked what the name of the bride and groom...
  • Coming Soon: Print Your Own Organs

    11/13/2016 1:40:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Wall Street Pit ^ | November 12, 2016
    The demand for body organs to be used for transplantation is undoubtedly very high. In fact, US Department of Health and Human Services statistics show that in the U.S., there are currently 119,966 people that need an organ transplant to live. However, there only have been 11,777 organ donors as of October 2016. Another morbid fact that society faces today is that more and more evidence of organ trafficking is being exposed, with reports that some of these body organs like kidneys and livers sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars in the black market. There is a need obviously...
  • William Mason -- Unknown Genius, Gunsmith, Inventor

    11/13/2016 10:52:14 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | November 11, 2016 | Tom Correa
    William Mason -- Unknown Genius, Gunsmith, Inventor Dear Friends, Every once in a while, I'll find someone who really needs to be talked about. And as my regular readers already know, I talk a lot about the real Old West and those who have contributed significantly to our history. And yes, as most of you know, I like talking about people who are not very well known. Yes, the unsung heroes, lawmen, great inventors, the pioneers who have taken a back seat to the more glamorized individuals made famous in Dime Novels, and later Hollywood. As for great American...
  • Earth and Pleiades From Stereo Ahead H1A camera

    11/03/2016 9:10:58 AM PDT · by SubMareener · 1 replies
  • The notoriety of picking Trump the winner

    10/29/2016 12:22:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 28, 2016 | Daniel Libit
    "Conflicted." That's the word political scientist Helmut Norpoth used to describe his current lot in life, one that finds his professional credibility intertwined with a politician who appears to have less and less of it: Donald J. Trump. With mind-boggling confidence, Norpoth's "Primary Model," his heretofore successful election forecast system, projects Trump to win the presidential election in less than two weeks. The model puts the odds of this above 87 percent. And despite a blizzard of public polls to the contrary, Norpoth isn't hedging his bet. Instead, with invocations of "Dewey Beats Truman," he's calling into question the consensus...
  • Where are the Bear Attack Pistol Failures?

    10/26/2016 5:43:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Todd Orr Relied on Bear Spray instead of the Pistol he had with him While discussing the effectiveness of pistols to defend against bear attacks, a consistent theme is the claim that pistols are not effective, are difficult to use, and that many more people who use handguns are badly mauled than use pistols successfully. I tried to recall an incident where someone used a pistol in defense against a bear, where it did not work.  I could not remember one, so I posted this request in response to the claim. From freerepublic.com: “Actually, there are legions of people...
  • Scientists produce first 3D-printed magnets

    10/25/2016 11:20:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    United Press International ^ | October 25, 2016 | Brooks Hays
    "[Three-dimensional] printing brings something to magnet design which we could previously only dream of," said researcher Dieter Süss. VIENNA, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- From a technological perspective, making a powerful magnet is no problem. Precisely controlling the shape of magnet's magnetic field, however, has proven difficult -- until now. Engineers at TU Wien have for the first time designed and produced magnets using a 3D printer. The method offers scientists newfound control over the size and shape of the magnetic field, allowing them to produce magnets that better meet the needs of a range of technologies. "The strength of a...
  • Steven DenBeste, Captain of the USS Clueless, has died

    10/24/2016 2:48:40 PM PDT · by Jubal Harshaw · 3 replies
    chisumatic.mee.nu ^ | October 24, 2016 | The Brickmuppet
    From chisumatic.mee.nu: "37 Steven DenBeste has passed away. I just received a call from his brother. I have no other details. Posted by: The Brickmuppet at October 24, 2016 08:58 AM (KicmI)"
  • VANITY: IT Experts Please Help Sort Out Intel Claims of Russian Hack

    It keeps being said that US intel says Wikileaks is from Russian hackers. The article at https://www.threatconnect.com/blog/does-a-bear-leak-in-the-woods/ gives some of the "evidence". I know nothing about this, but if some Freepers with knowledge could weigh in on the validity of this assessment I would appreciate it. Please use language appropriate for a computer idiot. =)
  • How to Turn Graphene’s Defects into Assets

    10/12/2016 8:44:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Engineering ^ | October 12, 2016 | Staff
    Researchers at Penn State, the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company have developed methods to control defects in two-dimensional materials, such as graphene, that may lead to improved membranes for water desalination, energy storage, sensing or advanced protective coatings. For a two-dimensional, one-atom-thick material like graphene, defects such as small cracks or holes can make a big difference in performance. Usually, these defects are considered undesirable. But if the defects can be controlled, they can be used to engineer new, desirable properties into the material. "As long as you can control defects, you...
  • Diseases Once Eradicated Are Making a Comeback

    10/10/2016 9:00:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/10/16 | Karen Lees
    The perfect storm for a humanitarian and public health disaster is brewing in the U.S. and the mainstream media is largely ignoring it. It’s the politically incorrect elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about. With the influx of well over one million new persons each year not born in the U.S, diseases that rarely occurred or were eliminated have begun to re-emerge, putting all Americans at risk. Breitbart reports, “Until recently, most Americans believed these diseases were gone from our shores for good. But a politicized public health system and a rise in the subsidized migration...
  • Virginians with EBT card can now get into Science Museum for less

    10/09/2016 11:21:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WAHU-TV ^ | October 5, 2016 | The Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Low-income families who want to visit the Science Museum of Virginia will now get to do it at a fraction of the cost. Local media outlets report that the museum will charge an exhibit admission fee of $1 per child and $2 per adult to families who have an Electronic Benefit Transfer card. If they pay an additional $1, they can watch a movie in the museum's Dome Theatre. EBT cards are used by low-income families to pay for things like groceries....
  • Is the Era of Polling Over? Time and time again, pollsters are getting it wrong

    10/07/2016 8:51:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Observer ^ | October 7, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    The downturn in the accuracy of polling seems to have picked up steam in 2012, after major pollsters Rasmussen (which is right-leaning) and Gallup (which is not) showed that Republican challenger Mitt Romney would best incumbent President Barack Obama. Obviously, Romney did not win, and Gallup ended up holding a news conference about the errors in its polling and correcting its methodology. Gallup listed four reasons why its polls were so wrong, including the way it weighted white respondents and categorized likely voters. Not every pollster was wrong about the 2012 election. The Real Clear Politics average ended up being...
  • Question about long term fuel storage

    10/07/2016 12:39:24 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 40 replies
    Question ^ | 10/6/16 | Rebelbase
    No link at source. Question: Regarding long term storage of gasoline are there any stabilizer alternatives other than Stabil? What was used prior to Stabil? Does non-ethanol Gasoline keep longer than the ethanol type? Google has a mess of stuff that mostly circled back to Stabil. Thank-you for helping.
  • An Invasion is Coming

    10/03/2016 3:45:06 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/16 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    Let's move to Mars You may have noticed in recent news headlines, one company “here” is getting sued by the government “there” for multi-billions and another company “there” is getting sued for similar billions by the government “here.” Is it just a coincidence or something of a “tit-for-tat” game? Frankly, I’m not sure. Perhaps each side has some legitimate reasons to complain.