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  • New “metalens” shifts focus without tilting or moving

    02/22/2021 10:59:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    MIT News Office ^ | February 22, 2021 | Jennifer Chu |
    Polished glass has been at the center of imaging systems for centuries. Their precise curvature enables lenses to focus light and produce sharp images, whether the object in view is a single cell, the page of a book, or a far-off galaxy. Changing focus to see clearly at all these scales typically requires physically moving a lens, by tilting, sliding, or otherwise shifting the lens, usually with the help of mechanical parts that add to the bulk of microscopes and telescopes. Now MIT engineers have fabricated a tunable “metalens” that can focus on objects at multiple depths, without changes to...
  • Countdown to the end time 15 DECEMBER

    02/22/2021 10:44:59 PM PST · by Cronos · 29 replies
    Church Times ^ | 23 February 2021 | Ted Harrison
    FIVE years ago, rumours spread around the globe that — according to an ancient Mayan calendar — the world would come to an end in December 2012. Over the past 2000 years, there have been hundreds of confident predictions of the same kind, all of which have, to date, come to nothing. One of the most famous was in 1844, when the Millerites (followers of the American prophet William Miller) prepared confidently for Judgement Day. In 2011, a radio evangelist, Harold Camping, used the supposed date of Noah’s flood to predict that Judgement Day would be 21 May. Like Miller,...

    02/22/2021 10:40:00 PM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    King James Bible | 2/23/2021 | pilgrimsprogress
    “Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea,...
  • Libertarians for Forced Vaccinations?

    02/22/2021 9:58:07 PM PST · by tbw2 · 9 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | March 26, 2019 | Bretigne Shaffer
    There has, historically, been a widely held and asserted expectation of quarantine in the case of exceptionally dangerous illnesses. However, this is not at all what the proponents of mandated vaccines are calling for. Quarantine is simply the demand that those who are already infected with a disease remain isolated in their homes or elsewhere until they are no longer able to infect others. This is profoundly different from what the pro-mandate crowd demands: that those who are not infected undergo a medical procedure to minimize their chances of becoming infected. This is a much more intrusive demand and a...
  • How Australia won world-first battle to bring big tech to heel - as Facebook backs down and agrees to restore news for millions of Aussies after 'disgraceful' black out

    02/22/2021 9:39:28 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 23rd February 2021 | Charlie Moore
    Facebook will restore Australian news pages this week after reaching a deal with the government over its world-first law regulating big tech. The social media platform was condemned by politicians around the world after it blocked 25 million Australians from viewing and sharing news articles on Thursday. The 'arrogant and disgraceful' move - which also banned charity, health authority and emergency service pages - came after Australia's ground-breaking news media bargaining code passed the lower house of Parliament on Wednesday night. But following talks with Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, the government has made some last-minute changes to the law which...
  • Carolina Dragway 2019 Recap: Southeast Gassers Association (SEGA)

    02/22/2021 9:20:40 PM PST · by ETL · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 2, 2019 | Southeast Gassers Association
    Southeast Gassers AssociationCAROLINA DRAGWAY AIKEN 2019 SEGA RECAP Nov 2, 2019
  • What a Rush: Meet the man who canned Limbaugh

    02/22/2021 8:59:34 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 42 replies
    The Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | February 20, 2021 | Paul Leonard, Jr.
    When I was a much younger man in Kansas City in 1984, Rush Limbaugh worked for me. I fired him. As you might suspect, managing Rush was a formidable challenge, and the fact that he was largely unmanageable was probably a part of the secret sauce that fueled his rise to meteoric success. I am saddened by his passing. And like him or hate him, any fair-minded or knowledgeable analysis of Rush's career would have to end by concluding that he was probably one of the most influential media forces in the past 100 years. In 1984, I was a...
  • South China Sea: Vietnam builds up defenses against Beijing in Spratly Islands, report says

    02/22/2021 8:57:05 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 24 replies ^ | 22 Feb, 2021 | Rachel Zhang in Shanghai
    Vietnam has been building up its defenses in the Spratly Islands over the past two years to “ensure it can strike Chinese facilities” in the disputed archipelago, a report by a Washington-based think tank said. Emplacements for air and coastal defense systems have been installed on most of Vietnam’s bases in the Spratlys, with the most significant upgrades at West Reef and Sin Cowe Island, according to the report released on Friday by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies’ Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative. It said the recent building work underscored Vietnam’s efforts to make its facilities in the area...
  • A State-by-State Guide to Coronavirus-Related Restrictions at Restaurants

    02/22/2021 8:57:01 PM PST · by hapnHal · 6 replies
    compiled from online resources ^ | 22 Feb 2021 |
    As the United States and Canada wrestle with the COVID-19 pandemic, states and provinces continually change restrictions on restaurant dining. This state-by-state guide offers a status check on whether restaurants are allowed to be open for dining in (indoors and out), or whether delivery and takeout are still the norm.Keep in mind that local (county, city, and town) guidance may differ from the state, and that many restaurants may not reopen right away even if they are able. Takeout and delivery remains an option in all areas, though, and links are provided in each region on how and what to...
  • WATCH: Biden’s AG Pick, Merrick Garland Just Refused To Say Illegal Border Crossings Are A Crime. Says he “hadn’t thought about it.”

    02/22/2021 8:50:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    National Pulse ^ | 02/22/2021 | Natalie Winters
    When pressed by Senators on the legality of illegal border crossings, President Biden’s Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland revealed he “hadn’t thought about it.”“Just a fundamental question. Do you believe that illegal entry at America’s borders should remain a crime,” Senator Dick Durbin asked.Garland replied: “Well, I haven’t thought about that question. I just haven’t thought about that question.”“I think, you know, the president had made clear that we are a country with borders and with a concern about national security. I don’t know of a proposal to decriminalize but still make it unlawful to enter. I just don’t know...
  • The Most Ambitious Effort Yet to Reform Policing May Be Happening In Ithaca, New York

    02/22/2021 8:43:50 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 70 replies
    Conde Nast ^ | 02.22.21 | BY WESLEY LOWERY
    Mayor Svante Myrick will propose replacing the city’s current 63-officer, $12.5 million a year department with a “Department of Community Solutions and Public Safety” which would include armed “public safety workers” and unarmed “community solution workers,” all of whom will report to a civilian director of public safety instead of a police chief. Under the proposal, all current officers would have to re-apply for a position with the new department. If the proposal is approved, calls for service will be evaluated to determine whether an armed or unarmed respondent is necessary, or another public agency altogether would be best to...
  • ‘Thank you,’ says MyPillow’s Mike Lindell as he’s finally sued by Dominion after months of begging them to do it

    02/22/2021 8:41:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    RT News ^ | 02/22/2021
    Dominion Voting Systems has filed a lawsuit against MyPillow CEO and vocal Donald Trump supporter Mike Lindell over his election fraud claims, saying “the lie sells pillows.” Lindell is only the latest person to be legally targeted by Dominion over election fraud conspiracy theories. The company filed suit last month against Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, accusing him of pushing election conspiracies to “financially enrich himself.”Dominion is now suing Lindell for defamation, seeking $1.3 billion in damages.“MyPillow’s defamatory marketing campaign – with promo codes like ‘FightforTrump’, ‘45’, ‘Proof’, and ‘QAnon’ – has increased MyPillow sales by 30-40 percent and continues...
  • Cicada recipes: How to cook these once every 17 years delicacies

    02/22/2021 8:36:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 55 replies ^ | Updated Jan 11, 2019 | Joey Morona
    The 17-year cicadas have started to emerge from their underground homes and, soon, Northeast Ohio will be crawling with literally billions of these bugs. While snacking on a cicada may not be your idea of a delicious treat, they're high in protein, low-fat, low-carb, gluten-free and, over the course of the next several weeks, will be plentiful and fairly easy to forage. The clock is ticking, though. Jenna Jadin, an entomologist who wrote "Cicada-Licious," the definitive cicada cookbook in 2004, says the bugs are best to eat shortly after they've hatched, before their exoskeletons have hardened. Early morning is the...

    02/22/2021 8:34:42 PM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 61 replies
    ABOVE GROUND WORLD NEWS ADDRESS ^ | February 19, 2021 | Mike Morales
    Comments from those who watched this shocking video: "In Texas. Filled a saucepan with snow and heated on gas stove and snow sticking to outside and bottom of pan sparked a little and burned different colors. I was a little freaked out by that." "We had the same kind of line “snowflakes” falling in central Texas the other day. Not sure what it was but I’ve never seen anything like it before..." "Those snowflakes look like designer viruses." "Here in Indiana we got weird "stick shaped" snowflakes! I took a video recording. Looked like material fibers! My Senior Mother commented,...
  • Biden signs largest anti-life funding executive order

    02/22/2021 8:21:16 PM PST · by amorphous · 20 replies
    PolitiCrossing ^ | 22 February 2021 | Ken Gosnell
    President Joe Biden, who promised to bring the nation together, continues to act in a dictatorship fashion as he signed a new presidential executive order reversing the Mexico City Policy. With one stroke of the pen, he has now enacted the largest anti-life movement ever in the country’s history. The Mexico City Policy prevents using taxpayer dollars to fund abortion-related activities in foreign countries. In an action against the wishes of the majority of Americans, as revealed in a new poll conducted in January, Biden continues to take steps that further divide the country. Under the scheme of a woman’s...
  • WOW: North Dakota House Passes Bill Making Mask Mandates ILLEGAL, Bill Sponsor Calls Mandates ‘Diabolical Silliness’

    02/22/2021 8:10:44 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-22-21 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    The North Dakota House of Representatives has passed a bill that will make any future mask mandates illegal in the state. Monday’s vote passed 50-44 and is now heading to the state senate. “Our state is not a prison camp,” the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jeff Hoverson, said. The state’s Republican Gov. Doug Burgum had put a mask mandate in place three months ago, but had previously expressed doubt about if mandates were really the way to go. The Grand Forks Herald reports that Hoverson called mask mandates “diabolical silliness,” referring to them as a conspiracy run by “unelected, wealthy bureaucrats...
  • Happy Birthday, General Washington

    02/22/2021 8:07:14 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    289 years ago, on February 22nd, 1731, George Washington came into our world. He would go on to do amazing things, things which it is not my intent to spend another 50000 words re-telling. What I wanted to do instead was invite you and invite everybody to celebrate his life and legacy, and take the time to get to know him a little better on a more personal level. This can be done. There are two fantastic free/opensource biographies here and here to help facilitate this, and it is a great reminder of who we as Americans truely are. Sure,...
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump- Trump Family Train 2/22/2021

    02/22/2021 7:51:08 PM PST · by weston · 2,744 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Deplorables
  • WORLDOMETER COVID-19 Deaths in USA 2/22/2021: 1,374 with 59,257 new cases

    02/22/2021 7:46:59 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    Worldometer ^ | February 22, 2021
    Places with highest daily reported cases per capita Seven-day average of daily new reported cases per 100,000 residents
  • What you see is the largest pollination event on Earth: California’s almond blossom

    02/22/2021 7:44:24 PM PST · by Mariner · 43 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | February 22nd, 2021 | By David Caraccio
    There’s something in the California air.The state’s spectacular almond bloom—the largest single pollination event in the world—has begun. Orchards are blooming and honey bees are buzzing.The video above shows flowering almond trees at Kimmelshue Orchards in Durham, California, south of Chico.The pollination season typically runs from early February to mid-March.“Californian almond pollination requires billions of honeybees traveling thousands of miles in a nationally coordinated migration,” according to the agriculture information and news sources website Farm Progress.