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  • Suspected drug dealer: ABQ is a ‘crazy place’

    02/14/2020 11:48:58 AM PST · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 12, 2020 | Mike Gallagher
    A South Side Locos street gang member arrested on drug and weapons charges told members of an FBI task force that – in addition to drugs and cash – he had a machine gun and other firearms in his house because Albuquerque is “a crazy place” and “very violent.” The agents were investigating a gang that was robbing street-level drug dealers when they raided the home of Manuel Humberto Bolivar, 21, earlier this month. Bolivar, who is known as “Manny,” “Gino,” “G” and “Little Sapo,” was charged in federal court with possession of a machine gun, possession of methamphetamine and...
  • 'It had never been done on television before': The oral history of "Breaking Bad"

    01/20/2018 8:13:06 AM PST · by Drew68 · 159 replies
    Esquire ^ | 16 Jan 2018 | Emma Dibdin
    Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: Breaking Bad, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school teacher so desperate for cash that he starts cooking crystal meth, would come to define a golden era of television. But nobody knew that on the night the show premiered. In fact, there was every reason to assume the show, debuting on a then-nascent network with no track record in original programming, wouldn’t last past its first season. Breaking Bad was not a ratings hit, not a household name, not a show that earned a spot in the zeitgeist...
  • Spin measurements evade Heisenberg uncertainty principle

    04/04/2017 7:18:54 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 40 replies
    New technique allows atomic spin properties to be measured simultaneously with greater accuracy Many seemingly unrelated scientific techniques, from NMR spectroscopy to medical MRI and timekeeping using atomic clocks, rely on measuring atomic spin – the way an atom’s nucleus and electrons rotate around each other. The limit on how accurate these measurements can be is set by the inherent fuzziness of quantum mechanics. However, physicists in Spain have demonstrated that this limit is much less severe than previously believed, measuring two crucial quantities simultaneously with unprecedented precision. Central to the limits of quantum mechanics is the Heisenberg uncertainty principle,...
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: Police Discover $33,000 in Momaday Artwork at Abandoned Meth Lab

    02/07/2015 8:17:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 6, 2015 | Elise Kaplan
    Police discover valuable Momaday art in condemned apartment Art showed up in a surprising place last week, when a police officer discovered more than $33,000 worth of prints by renowned artist Al Momaday in a condemned property in the Northeast Heights. According to the incident report, an Albuquerque police officer accompanied city officials who were boarding up an apartment known to him as a site for stashing stolen property. He spotted a portfolio box on the floor containing 72 prints by Momaday, a Native American artist from the Kiowa tribe in Oklahoma. The artist lived on the Jemez Pueblo for...
  • Our quantum problem

    09/29/2014 4:34:42 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 46 replies
    Aeon ^ | 1/28/14 | Adrian Kent
    In 1909, Ernest Rutherford, Hans Geiger and Ernest Marsden took a piece of radium and used it to fire charged particles at a sheet of gold foil. They wanted to test the then-dominant theory that atoms were simply clusters of electrons floating in little seas of positive electrical charge (the so-called ‘plum pudding’ model). What came next, said Rutherford, was ‘the most incredible event that has ever happened to me in my life’. Despite the airy thinness of the foil, a small fraction of the particles bounced straight back at the source – a result, Rutherford noted, ‘as incredible as...
  • Creepy Burglar Resembling Breaking Bad's 'Walter White' Leaves 'Selfie' on Woman's Cell Phone

    02/09/2014 11:26:08 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 9, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    A Woman Says He Broke Into Her Home, Did Something Very Creepy, Then Left (Also ... Why He Might Look Familiar To You) Denver police received some unsuspecting help in their efforts to catch an intruder — from the suspect himself. According to KCNC-TV, a man walked into a home through the back door about 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 29, took a selfie of himself on the woman’s phone, then left the residence without taking a single thing. Now, authorities are using the picture of the man — who bears an uncanny resemblance to “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White — to...
  • Outrage as Toy Company Creates 'Crystal Meth Lab' for Children with Breaking Bad Play Sets

    09/08/2013 4:37:15 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 71 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 8 September 2013 | Mia De Graaf
    Outrage as toy company creates 'crystal meth lab' for children with Breaking Bad play sets • 500-part set has all the drugs paraphernalia used in hit American series • Lego refused to sanction or endorse the toy, which was made by independent company Citizen Brick • Twitter users blasted £160 toy as an inappropriate plaything Children can now build their own drug dens with a shocking new play kit inspired by TV show Breaking Bad. The sell-out £160 kit, branded 'SuperLab', lets any child or adult recreate Walter White's notorious crystal meth lab. Complete with protective masks, drug paraphernalia, figurines...
  • Middle School Girls Caught with Terrifyingly Potent New Form of Meth

    10/11/2013 6:26:57 PM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 25 replies
    Time ^ | Oct 11, 2013 | Madison Grey
    The strange form of the drug is so potent it can be absorbed by touch Officials at a Texas middle school are trying to figure out how a group of young students obtained a liquid form of methamphetamine and are fearful that a strange, more potent form of the drug may have found its way into the community.
  • Government Lab Reveals It Has Operated Quantum Internet for Over Two Years

    05/06/2013 6:00:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 38 replies
    Government Lab Reveals It Has Operated Quantum Internet for Over Two Years A quantum internet capable of sending perfectly secure messages has been running at Los Alamos National Labs for the last two and a half years, say researchers One of the dreams for security experts is the creation of a quantum internet that allows perfectly secure communication based on the powerful laws of quantum mechanics.The basic idea here is that the act of measuring a quantum object, such as a photon, always changes it. So any attempt to eavesdrop on a quantum message cannot fail to leave telltale signs...
  • Sarah Palin and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

    09/03/2008 10:37:16 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 35 replies · 269+ views
    Sarah Palin and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle There is a principle in quantum mechanics holding that increasing the accuracy of measurement of one observable quantity increases the uncertainty with which another conjugate quantity may be known. In simpler terms, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle states that you cannot make a measurement without affecting the results of the measurement. The mere fact you make the measurement influences the accuracy of the results. Some thinkers have elevated the uncertainty principle to the status of a philosophical principle, called the principle of indeterminacy. How does this principle apply to Vice-Presidential candidate Governor Sarah Palin?...
  • Electron Filmed for First Time

    02/26/2008 1:59:29 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 68 replies · 208+ views
    Live via Yahoo! News ^ | 2-25-2008 | LiveScience Staff
    Scientists have filmed an electron in motion for the first time, using a new technique that will allow researchers to study the tiny particle's movements directly. Previously it was impossible to photograph electrons because of their extreme speediness, so scientists had to rely on more indirect methods. These methods could only measure the effect of an electron's movement, whereas the new technique can capture the entire event. Extremely short flashes of light are necessary to capture an electron in motion. A technology developed within the last few years can generate short pulses of intense laser light, called attosecond pulses, to...
  • Scientists dubious of quantum claims

    02/14/2007 6:25:01 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 6 replies · 198+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2-14-2007 | JORDAN ROBERTSON, AP Technology Writer
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Quantum computing is such an elusive goal that even the company claiming to have the "world's first commercial quantum computer" acknowledged it isn't entirely sure the machine is performing true quantum calculations. ADVERTISEMENT And independent quantum computing researchers said they are dubious of some of the claims made by D-Wave Systems Inc. because the privately held Canadian company has not yet submitted its findings for peer review, a standard step for gaining acceptance in scientific circles. Many scientists believe that true quantum computing — which is based on the unusual properties of quantum physics — promises...
  • Quantum Trickery: Testing Einstein's Strangest Theory

    12/28/2005 1:42:38 PM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 122 replies · 2,996+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 27, 2005 | Dennis Overbye
    December 27, 2005 Quantum Trickery: Testing Einstein's Strangest Theory By DENNIS OVERBYE Einstein said there would be days like this.This fall scientists announced that they had put a half dozen beryllium atoms into a "cat state."No, they were not sprawled along a sunny windowsill. To a physicist, a "cat state" is the condition of being two diametrically opposed conditions at once, like black and white, up and down, or dead and alive.These atoms were each spinning clockwise and counterclockwise at the same time. Moreover, like miniature Rockettes they were all doing whatever it was they were doing together, in...
  • Truth, Incompleteness and the Goedelian Way

    02/15/2005 2:39:04 PM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 76 replies · 2,203+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 14, 2005 | Edward Rothstein
    February 14, 2005CONNECTIONSTruth, Incompleteness and the Gödelian Way By EDWARD ROTHSTEIN John Patrick NaughtonRebecca Goldstein's new book is about the mathematician Kurt Gödel. elativity. Incompleteness. Uncertainty. Is there a more powerful modern Trinity? These reigning deities proclaim humanity's inability to thoroughly explain the world. They have been the touchstones of modernity, their presence an unwelcome burden at first, and later, in the name of postmodernism, welcome company.Their rule has also been affirmed by their once-sworn enemy: science. Three major discoveries in the 20th century even took on their names. Albert Einstein's famous Theory (Relativity), Kurt Gödel's famous Theorem (Incompleteness)...
  • THE THEORY OF ELEMENTARY WAVES A Causal Explanation of Quantum Phenomena

    06/16/2003 1:38:57 AM PDT · by ThePythonicCow · 24 replies · 1,214+ views
    Yankee Robotics, LLC ^ | March 30, 2000 | Lewis E. Little
    "You believe in a dice-playing God and I in perfect laws in the world of things existing as real objects." Albert Einstein Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 Proem If in the development of a scientific theory an error is made, further errors will necessarily follow. Each new identification generally assumes the correctness of the theory developed up to that point. If the partial theory is incorrect, any extension will operate to perpetuate its errors, and in the process will generate additional and more extensive errors. Unless the initial error is corrected, the consequence is an endless series of errors piled...
  • "Exact uncertainty" brought to quantum world

    05/07/2002 11:50:28 AM PDT · by sourcery · 32 replies · 169+ views ^ | April 02 | Eugenie Samuel
        "Exact uncertainty" brought to quantum world   00:01 27 April 02   Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition   Exact uncertainty sounds like a contradiction in terms, but that is what governs the quantum world, according to a theoretical physicist who has created an improved version of the famous Heisenberg uncertainty principle. Heisenberg worked out that there is a degree of inherent fuzziness to the world. You cannot measure both the position and the momentum of any particle with perfect accuracy. The better the accuracy of your momentum measurement, the more uncertain your position measurement must be, and vice versa....