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  • Big Bad Bed Bug Secret? (Gas vs. electric cooking)

    03/22/2017 8:03:33 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 139 replies
    HiTech RedNeck's scientific brain | March 22, 2017 | HiTech RedNeck
    I have a buddy in rural Illinois who is living with and helping out his elderly mom, and he likes to cook. He cooks up a storm. They both enjoy the food. The house they are in has begun to display a very bad bedbug infestation. Both my buddy's mom and my buddy are freaking out. They don't have a lot of money but they are about to call Orkin. I stopped to think about the science of bedbugs. Both my buddy and I did a lot of online research after discovering the infestation. But I think I have a...
  • Ten year plan for Graphene commercialisation on track

    03/20/2017 8:45:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Business Weekly ^ | March 21, 2017 | Kate Sweeney
    University of Cambridge scientists, in conjunction with tech industry experts, have developed a novel graphene-based infrared (IR) detector with record high sensitivity for thermal detection. The technology paves the way for high-performance IR imaging and spectroscopy. The work was undertaken as part of a collaboration within the Graphene Flagship – the European research consortium aiming to bring graphene technologies to commercial markets within ten years. Collaborators included the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona and the University of Ioannina in Greece, as well as Nokia UK and Emberion, who are local industrial partners of the Cambridge Graphene Centre. Published in...
  • Stephen Hawking: "I may not be welcome" in Trump's America

    03/20/2017 11:29:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    KITV-TV ^ | March 20, 2017 | Judith Vonberg, CNN
    British scientist Stephen Hawking fears he "may not be welcome" in the United States now that Donald Trump is President. In an interview with ITV's Good Morning Britain on Monday, Hawking described President Trump's election as "a definite swing to a right-wing" and a "more authoritarian approach." He was especially critical of the appointment of Scott Pruitt, "a man who does not believe that carbon dioxide causes climate change," as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. "He should replace Scott Pruitt at the Environment Protection Agency," Hawking told ITV. "Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and...
  • German Idealism, Theological Romanticism, Higher Criticism, and Postmodern Fascism

    03/20/2017 9:30:42 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 7 replies
    Chafer Theological Seminary ^ | 5/16/2017 | Mark Musser
    The modern West’s freefall into the abyss of feelings, entertainment, mindlessness, lawlessness, and thoughtless immoral behavior was largely learned in the academic halls of the 1800’s, with the lion’s share of such attitudes coming out of Germany that fostered an unwarranted amount of skepticism toward the historical truths of the Bible. In particular, the German Enlightenment disregarded the Jewish foundations of the Bible. They sought to separate biblical history from both Jews and Christians because they saw the Bible not only as too superstitious with too many miracles, but also and closely connected, as too limiting, exclusionary, and particularistic ....
  • Shaquille O’Neal says the Earth is flat, we’ve been lied to and he doesn’t care if you disagree

    03/20/2017 6:22:06 AM PDT · by kevcol · 135 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 20, 2017 | Samantha Chang
    Shaq, a college graduate, defended Kyrie, saying: “It’s true. The Earth is flat. Listen, I drive from coast to coast, and this sh*t is flat to me. You mean to tell me that China is under us? It’s not. The world is flat.” One of Shaq’s podcast co-hosts refuted his assertion by saying, “We’ve seen the Earth from satellite imagery.” Shaq replied by saying that could be manipulated. To buttress his statement, Shaq pointed to the inaccuracies taught in school, such as the theory that Christopher Columbus had discovered America.
  • Trump Fracking Rule Repeal Unshackles Energy Industry

    03/18/2017 10:27:10 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-18-17 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The Trump administration has rightly decided to repeal an Obama administration rule on hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” as it is commonly known, a process which injects fluids under pressure to release oil and natural gas trapped in America’s vast shale formations. According to The Hill: The Trump administration is planning to repeal former President Barack Obama’s landmark 2015 rule setting standards for hydraulic fracturing on federal land. Justice Department lawyers revealed the decision late Wednesday in a filing with the Denver-based Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, where the federal government under had been fighting against the oil and...
  • Texas Rep Proposes Fine for Masturbation [semi-satire]

    03/17/2017 3:36:13 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 29 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    State Rep. Jessica Farrar (D-Austin) has introduced a bill that would impose a $100 fine for each instance of "masturbatory emissions that occur outside a woman's vagina." Farrar contended that her "satirical" bill "is meant to highlight the comparable absurdities of right-wing legislation aimed at deterring abortions. Let's see how men like it when their precious bodily fluids come under the same kind of regulation that impedes a woman's access to an abortion. Every spilled sperm, like every aborted fetus, represents a potential life that could've been brought to term. If a woman can be forced to bear a fetus...
  • American Medical Student Association Stands in Opposition Against the American Health Care Act

    03/17/2017 2:57:29 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 14 replies
    AMSA ^ | 3/16/2017 | Kelly Thibert
    The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) has a mission that is built upon our members’ commitment to advocate for the improvement of health care and health care delivery to all people. We believe that health care is a human right and as such, we will always advocate for the rights of our patients. AMSA supports a publicly and progressively financed, privately delivered federal single-payer system of high quality, affordable health care for all persons. In the absence of such of a single-payer system, we support a health care system which expands comprehensive coverage and access for all persons living in...
  • Milk new symbol of hate?

    03/16/2017 4:15:27 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 52 replies
    Daily 49'er ^ | March 13, 2017 | Samantha Diaz
    When you think of milk, what first comes to your mind? If you’re a millennial, you probably think of strong bones, Got Milk? commercials, or maybe eating your favorite cereal while watching cartoons on a Saturday morning. What about racism? White nationalism? If you’re having trouble finding the connection between these institutions and milk, you’re not alone. You, along with the rest of the nation, have been so accustomed to hearing the benefits of milk that you probably didn’t even realize the subtle racism hidden in our health facts. It may not surprise you that the United States was founded...
  • World's spiders devour 400-800m metric tons of insects yearly – experts

    03/15/2017 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 14 March 2017
    The world’s spiders eat 400-800m tonnes of insects every year – as much meat and fish as humans consume over the same period, a study said Tuesday. In the first analysis of its kind, researchers used data from 65 previous studies to estimate that a total of 25m metric tonnes of spiders exist on Earth. Taking into account how much food spiders need to survive, the team then calculated the eight-legged creatures’ annual haul of insects and other invertebrates. “Our estimates ... suggest that the annual prey kill of the global spider community is in the range of 400-800m metric...
  • Say Hello to Finger-Lickin’ Lab-Grown Chicken

    03/15/2017 11:32:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The MIT Technology Review ^ | March 15, 2017 | Jamie Condliffe
    Fried chicken will never be guilt-free. But you may soon be able to remove at least part of the remorse the next time you chow down—because it might not have required a single bird to be harmed. Memphis Meats is one of a cadre of startups racing to create meat that doesn’t involve killing any animals. The firm's approach to what it calls “clean meat” is to culture animal cells in the lab, feed them nutrients until they grow into pieces large enough to cook and eat. The company has already grown beef (as have others). Last year, it made...
  • Mark Zuckerberg The Billionaire Tech Mogul Visits The Scene Of The Charleston Church Massacre

    03/13/2017 7:48:05 PM PDT · by Ellajonnez · 33 replies
    On June 17, 2015 during a prayer service, was when the Charleston church massacre took place. This was a mass shooting and hate crime that at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, US. The shooting lead to the death of nine people who were killed by 21-year-old white supremacist, Dylann Roof. Although three other victims survived but Roof was sentenced to Death in January 2017. And now billionaire Tech Mogul, Mark Zuckerberg, has paid a visit to the church on Sunday and also decided to shared his experience: “I’m in Charleston, South Carolina and I...
  • Twitter researchers offer clues for why Trump won (They knew beforehand)

    03/11/2017 11:34:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Science Bulletin ^ | March 10, 2017
    Jiebo Luo and Yu Wang did not set out to predict who would win the 2016 U.S. presidential election. However, their exhaustive, 14-month study of each candidate’s Twitter followers–enabled by machine learning and other data science tools–offers tantalizing clues as to why the race turned out the way it did. “We wanted to understand how each of the candidate’s campaigns evolved, and be able to explain why someone won or lost,” says Luo, an associate professor of computer science. Luo and Wang, a dual PhD candidate in political and computer science, summarized their findings in eight papers during the course...
  • Military-grade tech to monitor eggplants rather than explosives (Indoor farming)

    03/11/2017 3:07:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Standard Examiner ^ | March 11, 2017 | Gwen Ackerman, Bloomberg
    <p>On a rooftop in the Jewish-Arab Tel Aviv neighborhood of Jaffa, a former military technologist and an ex-journalist sit in a transparent bio-dome where their robot is busy learning how to grow food.</p> <p>Flux IoT’s Eddy, a robot measuring less than a foot tall and resembling a life buoy, is built with military-grade sensors and armed with image-processing technology.</p>
  • Satellite powering technology makes power stations more efficient (Graphene finally being used)

    03/11/2017 2:54:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | March 11, 2017 | Tim Sandle
    Researchers have successfully used graphene to reinvent abandoned heat energy converter technology and to make it more efficient. This will be used to boost the output from older power stations. Power station efficiency has been substantially increased by utilizing satellite-powering technology that was abandoned many years ago. The technology has been reconfigured to function with traditional power stations to aid the conversion of heat to electricity (what’s called thermionic energy conversion) more efficiently. In better news for the environment, this means lower amounts of fossil fuel will be needed to be burnt to produce equivalent amounts of power. Much of...
  • Dems May Look to "Transracials" to Boost Non-White Staff [semi-satire]

    03/03/2017 9:06:11 PM PST · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 March 2017 | John Semmens
    Struggling to make the racial composition of staffers more closely resemble the general population, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is urging more of the 93% who are Caucasian "to look deep into themselves to see if they may be Black, Latino, or Muslim." "We have made great strides incorporating transsexuals into the workforce to help boost the female cohort of our staff," Schumer remarked. "This got me to thinking that there must be a contingent of transracials out there who could help us meet our non-white quota. Maybe Rachel Dolezal was out ahead of the curve on this. I...
  • Report: Peter Thiel’s secretive Palantir builds ‘the engine for Donald Trump’s deportation machine’

    03/02/2017 4:31:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Mercury News' Silicon Beat ^ | March 2, 2017 | Ethan Baron
    As controversy rises around deportations underway across the U.S., a new report says Palantir, the secretive Palo Alto security firm co-founded by Peter Thiel, has built “the engine for Donald Trump’s deportation machine.” Trump has brought in new policies directing authorities to ramp up arrests and deportation of people in the U.S. illegally. And Palantir, valued at $20 billion, is key to that effort, according to a report published March 2. The company did not respond immediately to a request for comment. In 2014, Palantir won a $41 million contract to build and maintain an intelligence system called Investigative Case...
  • I Told You Testosterone Would Make Women’s Sports More Interesting

    03/02/2017 5:21:11 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 12 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 3/2/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    To be fair—given the perverse transgender agenda of the modern left—my idea was that men (like Bruce—“Dude Looks Like a Lady!”—Jenner) would compete as “women.” My idea was not that female athletes who want to pretend that they are men (or boys)—and thus take athletic performance-enhancing drugs such as testosterone to help live such a deluded fantasy—would compete as females. I did not imagine this because (I thought) virtually every female athletic association would not allow such an advantage. Of course, in most athletic associations this is the case, but at the high school level in the state of Texas,...
  • Feds Pooh-Pooh Concerns About Faked Studies [semi-satire]

    02/28/2017 12:09:04 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Feb 2017 | John Semmens
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) Inspector General has found 74 instances where researchers funded by the NSF engaged in plagiarism, falsifying data, stealing, wasting government money, or committing other fraud. NSF spokesman Bobbie Mixon brushed aside concerns, saying “they are of little consequence. No one reads the reports that we publish. Why should it make any difference whether the results are fake? We are providing an income for members of the academic community. The arcane and basically unreadable documents they produce are a byproduct of that greater objective. Considering the massive amount of money being squandered across a plethora of...
  • Racists and Transgender Apologists Both Reject Basic Biology

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

    02/26/2017 9:00:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | February 26, 2017 | Jasmine Al Kuttab
    A young Emirati and a UAE based American nuclear chemist have developed what they claim is 'the next big thing in technology.' Mohammed Al Fahim, 29, and Dr. Lary A Burchfield, 65 - both working for the Nawah Energy Corporation - claimed their new theory of combining graphite with diamond has led to the discovery of a new molecule that acts like a semi-conductor. "Building a computer out of this will make the machine a millions times more powerful. Hence the discovery has the potential to change human lives," said Dr. Burchfield, Head of Environmental Radiochemistry Lab, at Nawah. He...
  • Journalists’ Tendencies to “Boil-over”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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