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  • 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 (Ł6m) 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 · 13 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 · 47 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...
  • John Kerry: Life as you Know it on Earth Ends

    10/14/2014 9:47:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/14/14 | Joseph A. Klein
    Next to the immediate threats posed by Ebola and global jihad, climate change pales by comparison Speaking at the Wind Technology Testing Center in Boston Massachusetts on October 9th, the windsurfer and windbag-in-chief himself, Secretary of State John Kerry, pronounced that climate change, if left unaddressed, will result in the end of times: “Life as you know it on Earth ends,” Kerry said. Last February, Kerry claimed that climate change was the world’s “most fearsome” weapon of mass destruction. Not nuclear arms in the hands of the terrorist sponsoring regime of Iran or in the hands of ISIS or al...
  • October Surprise? Do Despicable, Desperate Democrats Actually Want Deadly Virus...

    10/13/2014 2:41:37 PM PDT · by mononymous · 32 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 10/13/2014 | Mononymous1
    (in the US to deflect attention from their across the board failures as we head into the final stretch of an election?) We have troops heading to ground zero in the current Ebola outbreak (and if anyone is infected - it is a guaranteed headline over several news cycles), we have an infected nurse here at home and a near-constant stream of news about folks here, there and everywhere being tested for the disease. We have children dead from enterovirus and in all of this, our government has shown no desire to shut down our borders and the entry of...
  • The Making of a Mexico-to-Canada Wolf Corridor

    10/13/2014 10:30:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/13/14 | W.R. McAfee
    Part 1: Mexican wolves can devastate a ranch economically in ways not readily apparent or understood by the public The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is delisting and relinquishing management of their imported Canadian gray wolves back to state wildlife officials while simultaneously proposing “new rules”1 to “save” the Mexican gray wolf. These proposals include: Keeping the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) on the endangered list as a subspecies. A conundrum. The Mexican wolf is a gray wolf that breeds with other gray wolves and is not a subspecies. A grizzly and a black bear are subspecies.
  • The Lego--Greenpeace Duel

    10/13/2014 10:28:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/13/14 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    No amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could counter the mini iceage. Crop failure, famine, hardship resulted. CO2 and the weather or the climate on Earth have nothing in common The (not-so-green) Greenpeace (GP) club doesn’t like Lego, the little building-blocks; toys that many children like to play with. The Greenpeaceniks are especially upset about Lego’s connection with Shell, the oil and gas company. Many of their little toys sport a Shell logo. Therefore, GP claims it is an undue influence on children’s perspective. Presumably they’d rather see a GP logo on such toys to re-educate the kids about...
  • Through The Looking-Glass

    10/13/2014 6:02:54 AM PDT · by No One Special · 5 replies
    Raconteur Report ^ | October 13, 2014 | Aesop
    "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Queen of Hearts, Through The Looking-Glass 1. Continued air flights and entry of passengers from Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia pose no significant risk to the American people. Well, yeah, except for the 50 people in Dallas sweating out isolation and surveillance, and a 20-something nurse infected with Ebola, and another contact she exposed. That we know of. 2. Additional screening measures will be enough to keep infected persons from entering the country. Except for Thomas Duncan, and anyone like him, infected but not yet febrile and...
  • Obama’s a Death Panel to His Base (The Rest of Us Will Be Collateral Damage)

    10/10/2014 7:37:27 AM PDT · by mononymous · 1 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 10/10/2014 | Mononymous1
    Two weeks after proclaiming that it was “unlikely” for Ebola to arrive in the US, President Obama was proven wrong. No doubt, prior to his statement at the CDC, the President was briefed by “experts” who had arrived at the “unlikely” “consensus” – see how well “consensus” works in science? One would think that the “unlikely” arrival of the virus would have been sufficient to trigger alarm bells for people whose business should be to protect Americans. Banning all but military and medical aid flights to and from the affected countries would have been the responsible thing to do. But...
  • Another Unicorn: Open Carrier Robbed by Armed Criminal

    10/09/2014 7:05:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry event in Colorado In a nation of over 300 million people, rare events happen.   Yesterday, another rare event happened.   A person openly carrying a gun was held up at gun point and their gun was stolen.  It last happened, that I know of, in Milwaukee in 2010, before the state passed their shall issue concealed carry law in 2011.   In the Oregon event, 21 year old William Coleman had just purchased a pistol the previous day, and was openly carrying it in the Portland metropolitan area, in the early morning hours.  From oregonlive.com: According to Gresham police,...
  • Desperate Wildlife Extinction Claims are Part of the Warming Hoax

    10/08/2014 4:53:05 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/08/14 | Alan Caruba
    Global warming periods and abundant carbon dioxide have never been causes of mass extinctions. One thing that those of us who have been longtime observers and debunkers of the lies surrounding global warming and/or climate change have noticed is that the “Warmists” have gotten increasingly desperate after more than eighteen years in which there has been no warming. As what they call “a pause” continues, they are coming up with some of the most absurd “research” to make their case. When you consider that not one single computer model produced by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or any...
  • Infecting a Nation for Politics and Money

    10/08/2014 8:33:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/08/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Progressivism on parade. We are all global citizens now and borders and sovereignty are a thing of the past “The extinction of the human species may not only be inevitable but a good thing.”—Christopher Manes, Earth First! “I suspect that eradicating small pox was wrong. It played an important part in balancing ecosystems.”—John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal Should flights coming from West African nations be cancelled and our borders closed? According to Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the answer is “No, absolutely not.” “When you start closing countries like that, there is...
  • E-Cat Report Released: 'Not a Conventional Source of Energy' (Cold Fusion, LENR)

    10/08/2014 8:02:32 AM PDT · by Normandy · 10 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | 10/8/2014
    A copy of the 3rd Party Report has been released and is now posted at the web site Sifferkol.se Link: http://www.sifferkoll.se/sifferkoll/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/LuganoReportSubmit.pdf Key findings: COP of COP of 3.2-3.6 over a 32 day period and isotopic change in nickel and lithium was found to have changed substantially after run. The authors conclude, "Once again, even in the most conservative scenarios, we have values that allow us to conclude that the reactor studied here may not be considered a conventional source of energy." UPDATE: From Rossi on the Journal of Nuclear Physics: To all the Readers of the Journal of Nuclear Physics:...
  • Doctors, nurses in Liberia fleeing Ebola hospitals

    10/08/2014 7:25:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2014 | Rick Moran
    This is why the World Health Organization believes there could be more than a million Ebola cases by January. A study conducted by the CDC in Liberia has found that ignorance and incompetence, plus unalloyed fear is contributing to the epidemic in Liberia. Washington Examiner: A new and remarkably candid on-the-ground audit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the Ebola crisis in Liberia said that doctors and nurses have fled hospitals in the infection zone and that obstacles to killing the virus remain. The analysis of four remote Liberian counties conducted by local and CDC officials that...
  • How to solve global warming in 2 easy steps: It starts with a skyscraper full of vegetables

    10/05/2014 9:50:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Week ^ | October 3, 2014 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Most clear-thinking people can see by now that there isn't going to be a functioning global carbon emissions abatement scheme in the foreseeable future. Whether or not that's a good thing (and I think it is) is a separate question. Because regardless, we should look at the world as it is. Now of course, excessive carbon emissions into the atmosphere remain a serious concern and a real problem. So what can we do to solve it? First, let's look at the main sources of carbon emissions. The two big ones are energy production and agriculture, which is set to explode...
  • Liberal Judge Drives Ebola Exposed Family, Attends Presser Wearing Same Shirt

    10/05/2014 1:01:55 AM PDT · by shibumi · 116 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 4 October 2014 | Bob Price
    DALLAS, Texas -- Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins bragged to reporters about wearing the same shirt to the press conference he wore while he was, just thirty minutes earlier, driving the family exposed to the Ebola virus to their new secret luxury four-bedroom home. The international assembly of reporters were attending the Judge’s press conference in the Dallas County Administration Building formerly known as the Texas Schoolbook Depository. This is the same building from where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly shot President John F. Kennedy. Jenkins bragged to the reporters that he was “wearing the same shirt” he wore while he...
  • 'In 1976 I discovered Ebola, now I fear an unimaginable tragedy'

    10/04/2014 3:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 4, 2014 | Rafaela von Bredow and Veronika Hackenbroch, The Observer
    Peter Piot was a researcher at a lab in Antwerp when a pilot brought him a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill in Zaire.Professor Piot, as a young scientist in Antwerp, you were part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus in 1976. How did it happen? I still remember exactly. One day in September, a pilot from Sabena Airlines brought us a shiny blue Thermos and a letter from a doctor in Kinshasa in what was then Zaire. In the Thermos, he wrote, there was a blood sample from a Belgian nun who...
  • Ebola Scare Hits Washington, Latest of About 100 Alerts to CDC

    10/03/2014 9:19:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 3, 2014 | Gillian Mohney
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Days after a person was diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil for the first time, officials are reportedly investigating a possible Ebola infection in Washington, D.C. At Howard University Hospital, a patient is in stable condition after presenting with symptoms that could be associated with Ebola, according to a statement today from the hospital. The patient had recently traveled to Nigeria, where the Ebola outbreak has killed eight people. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with medical providers to monitor the patient's progress, officials said. Officials are also monitoring an inmate at Cobb County Jail in...
  • Patient Zero (Ebola and Immigration)

    10/02/2014 11:25:19 AM PDT · by OddLane · 11 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | October 2, 2014 | Gerard J. Perry
    As Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies points out, there were many reasons why Thomas Eric Duncan should never have been allowed to enter the United States. It turns out that the simple, prophylactic measures which ensure the fiscal and cultural vibrancy of this country-or which used to do so, at any rate-also have immense public health benefits, e.g. preventing the diffusion of an incredibly fatal pandemic. The fact that lax customs and border procedures have endangered American citizens should come as no surprise to those of us who have been following the epidemiological nightmare which has emerged...
  • Ebola: If "It's Only Passed by Bodily Fluids", then Why Wear Head to Toe Decontamination Suits?

    10/01/2014 11:58:18 PM PDT · by xzins · 163 replies
    Vanity | 2 Oct 14 | Xzins
    The questions about Ebola keep coming as I listen to the talking heads on news site after news site saying, "It's only passed by bodily fluids." The only other time I've heard a similar statement was in regard to the transmission of HIV. If you don't do "it", then you won't get infected with HIV. Passing bodily fluids, don't you know. So, what are bodily fluids? Something tells me the word 'wet' is involved, so I really don't want to delve into it any further. I tend to stay away from other folks' 'wet' in the first place. I must...
  • Was Ebola Behind the Black Death?

    10/01/2014 6:26:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 30, 2014 | Jen Sterling
    Controversial new research suggests that contrary to the history books, the "Black Death" that devastated medieval Europe was not the bubonic plague, but rather an Ebola-like virus. History books have long taught the Black Death, which wiped out a quarter of Europe's population in the Middle Ages, was caused by bubonic plague, spread by infected fleas that lived on black rats. But new research in England suggests the killer was actually an Ebola-like virus transmitted directly from person to person. The Black Death killed some 25 million Europeans in a devastating outbreak between 1347 and 1352, and then reappeared periodically...
  • A surge of attacks against classical GR (General Relativity)

    10/01/2014 1:02:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Reference Frame ^ | September 29, 2014 | Luboš Motl
    ... Well, even 90 years isn't enough, it seems, so right now, we are entering new waters – the denial of some basic results of general relativity, our modern theory of gravity that has been around and available to everyone since 1916. So in the last week, hundreds of publications informed their readers that it's been "mathematically proven" that the big bang theory is wrong and the black holes don't exist. These nutty claims boil down to some papers by a crackpot named Ms Laura Mersini-Houghton (no, I really, really won't accept her doctorate) who had previously claimed that she...
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Just Trust Me On Those Things I Said, OK?

    09/29/2014 7:40:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 27, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    Popular scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson responded publicly to an email sent by Sean Davis of The Federalist. You can read it in its entirety on Facebook. To quickly review the situation that’s been unfolding in recent weeks, Sean found significant problems in various claims that Tyson makes as part of his public presentations on science. A newspaper headline touted for years by Tyson likely doesn’t exist. The exact quote he uses to bash members of Congress as being stupid also doesn’t exist. The details within one of Tyson’s favorite anecdotes — a story of how he bravely confronted a judge...
  • Ł50,000 Wind Turbine Taking 7 Centuries to Pay for Itself

    09/29/2014 1:13:56 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 18 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 19 September 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Subtitle: the umpteenth confirmation that governments shouldn't be entrusted with our money. This was reported last July, but I've only learned about it now. It's got to be covered, it's too absurd to miss. On 10 July 2014, the Daily Mail reported the planned axing of a wind turbine built with taxpayers' money - almost Ł50,000 - and generating only an average of Ł5 of electricity a month. It was calculated that it would have required 757 years before its cost was offset. I'm tempted to say that this must be the most absurd wind turbine ever but, given...
  • What is the Pentagon’s secret space drone doing?

    09/28/2014 1:32:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | Sharon Weinberger
    For almost two years, an unmanned space plane bearing a remarkable resemblance to NASA’s space shuttle has circled the Earth, performing a top-secret mission. It’s called the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle — but that’s pretty much all we know for certain. Officially, the only role the Pentagon acknowledges is that the space plane is used to conduct experiments on new technologies. Theories about its mission have ranged from an orbiting space bomber to an anti-satellite weapon. The truth, however, is likely much more obvious: According to intelligence experts and satellite watchers who have closely monitored its orbit, the X-37B is...
  • Martini Meltdown

    09/28/2014 9:31:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/28/2014 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    The Sunday Times has reached a new height of incoherence with its science editor’s, (Jonathan Leake) column on Arctic ice cap in ‘death spiral.’ Nothing could be further from the truth. The ice cover in the Antarctic has recently reached a new all-(recorded)-time extent and the ice cover in the Arctic appears to be on a similar path. No wonder as the frost-free days in the Arctic, above 80 N have been fewer in the last two summers and the last winter in North America was brutally cold and long.
  • The evidence of polygamy is in our genes

    09/26/2014 8:14:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Post's Speaking of Science ^ | September 25, 2014 | Rachel Feltman
    In the genetic history of our species, the mamas outnumber the papas. A new study in Investigative Genetics reports that females have made a bigger contribution than men. By studying the DNA of 623 males from 51 populations, the researchers found more genetic diversity in the DNA inherited from mothers than they did in the DNA inherited from fathers. At first glance, these results could be taken to mean that there used to be more women than men. But if you know anything about history, it makes more sense to blame reproductive habits: In many cultures, more women reproduced than...
  • A Wearable Camera That Would Turn Into a Drone and Fly Off Your Wrist

    09/26/2014 12:34:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | September 26, 2014 | Kate Knibbs
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Meet Nixie, a wearable camera concept that flies off your wrist and turns into a remote-controlled quadcopter. It's the bizarre-yet-appealing wearable camera drone nobody asked for... and now I kind of want it. Intel is holding a competition to encourage new wearable technology ideas, and the Nixie is one of the finalists. So far, it's still in development, so the flying wristlet camera is rough around the edges. Team captain Christoph Kohstall eventually wants you to be able to send the the Nixie flying with a gesture. It would recognize where you're standing, snap a picture, then return to the...
  • Some Useful FACTS About Global Warming and Climate Change

    09/23/2014 8:43:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/14 | Alan Caruba
    In a world threatened by the rise of radical Islamism, by the outbreak of diseases like Ebola... Thanks to Sunday’s Climate March in New York and Tuesday’s Climate Summit at the United Nations, Americans and others will have been deluged with the lies that have been told to sustain this greatest of all hoaxes. Here are the known facts. Use them to protect yourself against the Green assault the truth:
  • ‘Save the Environment’...from Obama, Strong & Gore

    09/23/2014 8:39:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/14 | Judi McLeod
    ‘The UN: Always Putting the Horse Behind the Cart’ The best Hollywood scripts aren’t written for Hollywood movies but for surrealistic gatherings of the United Nations. The title of the Hollywood script going down at today’s opening session of the United Nations in New York should be ‘The UN: Always Putting the Horse Behind the Cart’. Talk of the yada, yada, yada kind replaces decisive action at the UN, and any action they take always puts the horse behind the cart. Where the weary world is heading on what President Barack Obama is making the Number One Topic of Our...
  • GOOD NEWS: Your Odds of Being Killed in a Freak Vending Machine Accident are Only 112M-to-One

    09/23/2014 5:23:24 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    This according to the Book of Odds- below are more amusing stats, which might be better called 'frequencies', since as 'chances' they can't possibly apply to all people (not everybody uses vending machines, for instance): Odds of any child being born with at least one extra finger or toe? 1-in-500 The odds of any American boy born in 1950 being named 'Robert' are just 21.8-to-1 You're not paranoid if you're Honduran, they really are after you (and odds are pretty good they'll getcha, too): 1 of every 1100 citizens of that Central American country will be murdered there over the course of...
  • SpaceX founder expects flights from Texas spaceport to begin in 2016

    09/22/2014 10:48:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | September 22, 2014 | Aaron Nelsen
    BROWNSVILLE — At the groundbreaking ceremony Monday for SpaceX's commercial spaceport on the Texas Gulf coast, the founder of the aerospace company said the survival of mankind may hang on colonization of other planets. The company's future commercial orbital spaceport in Boca Chica, near Brownsville, could be a key player in the race to Mars, said Elon Musk, who is the CEO. “I'm an optimist,” Musk said. “I wouldn't have gotten into the rocket business otherwise.” Musk said SpaceX expects to begin construction on the site by mid-2015 and launch at least one commercial flight per month by late 2016....
  • PrintAlive 3D Bioprinter Creates Skin-like “Living Bandages” to Advance Burn Treatment

    09/18/2014 5:47:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | September 18, 2014 | Debra Thimmesch
    Health professionals who treat burn victims are acutely aware of the necessity to treat burn injuries, particularly severe ones, as rapidly as possible. As one journal article explains it, “In severe burn injuries where both the epidermal and dermal layers of skin are destroyed, prompt wound closure is critical for favourable [sic] patient outcomes and reduced mortality rates.” A team of biomedical and mechanical engineering graduate students at the University of Toronto have developed what may at the least be considered a preliminary–but certainly extremely technologically advanced–solution to the problem of critical, temporal health intervention for burn patients. For their...
  • Tragedy: Taxpayer-funded global warming musical has come to an end

    09/18/2014 10:13:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/14 | Dan Calabrese
    Final curtain. I don’t know how to break this one to you. There was a chance, my friends - a fleeting chance - for the creative community to capture the hearts of the nation concerning the true greatest threat to humanity. A theater company was on board. Taxpayer money was committed. The inevitable nationwide enthusiasm for the production would surely turn us all into activists for whatever action Democrats deem necessary to deal with global warming. New taxes. New federal controls on industry. A treaty empowering the United Nations to shut down our factories on the hint of carbon levels...
  • Dear Uncle Siemens

    09/17/2014 8:51:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    Satire Dear Uncle Siemens, I am hearing a lot about you in the news lately. Somehow your offshore wind turbines in the German Bight can’t deliver any power. ABB’s HVDC converter station seems to have a fever and the prognosis is not good. Some unkind folks claim that you could catch a cold because of that. Really? I mean what’s €500 million between friends? Especially if you can charge it to the electricity consumer!
  • Ebola just become ‘Obola’ with boots on the ground in West Africa

    09/17/2014 8:14:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/17/14 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, Ebola is far more frightening and deadly than ISIS decapitation. Just ask Barack Obama. While he patently ignores dread diseases being brought into America over an unprotected southern border, waiting it out until midterm elections are over before delivery of government-stamped amnesty, who can really believe that President Barack Obama will deliver the world from Ebola? So immersed is Obama in reinventing himself as ‘World Savior from Ebola’, he came up with first-time-in-six-years kudos for America yesterday: In thanking “everybody here at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for welcoming him, Obama said:
  • Wind Turbines but no Power

    09/14/2014 8:44:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    The highly touted, government-subsidized, unreliable, intermittent and expensive "alternative power" schemes currently in vogue are nothing but a phenomenal waste of money
  • Mars: Reborn, 3 'Simple' Steps to Make Mars Like Earth

    09/13/2014 2:14:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    RealClearScience ^ | September 9, 2014
    A jump, hop, and a rocket ride away lies Earth's blushing sister: Mars. While apparently lifeless today, some 4 billion years ago, Mars featured rivers, oceans, and potentially even microbial life. The good times obviously didn't last. On Earth, we fear asteroid impacts as harbingers of destruction, but to early Mars, they were cascading gifts of life. The energy and gas they provided helped keep the planet hot and wet. But as the solar system settled down after its turbulent birth, those impacts grew to be few and far between. At the same time, Mars' core was cooling, quieting the...