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Industry Radiation Experts Nail it: Greenhouse Gas Theory Debunked
Post Date: 2012-10-22 18:28:19 by Capitalist Eric
Typical Industrial Infrared Heater ( F J Evans Engineering Co) Millions of hours of commercial tests have scorched the cornerstone of global warming science: the disputed greenhouse gas effect. Hidden in plain sight for years has sat irrefutable evidence from heating manufacturers to prove that infrared radiation does not heat the air. Is this a big deal? You bet. It means that only in the fantasy world of climatologists computer models can man-made global warming still exist. Below Carl Brehmer is first to go public with this compelling new analysis. Read more below (Guest Post by Carl Brehmer) If the colder object is warmed, then this reduces the flow of heat from the ...
Us Air Force’S 1950S Supersonic Flying Saucer Declassified
Post Date: 2012-10-09 12:29:32 by Brian S
Tighten the strap on your tinfoil hat: Recently declassified documents show that the US Air Force was working on, and perhaps had already built, a supersonic flying saucer in 1956.The aircraft, which had the code name Project 1794, was developed by the USAF and Avro Canada in the 1950s. One declassified memo, which seems to be the conclusion of initial research and prototyping, says that Project 1794 is a flying saucer capable of between Mach 3 and Mach 4, (2,300-3,000 mph) a service ceiling of over 100,000 feet (30,500m), and a range of around 1,000 nautical miles (1,150mi, 1850km).As far as we can tell, the supersonic flying saucer would propel itself by rotating an outer ...
Archaeologists Return To Ancient Greek ‘Computer’ Wreck Site: Official
Post Date: 2012-10-05 16:11:40 by Brian S
A new search has begun at a Greek island where an ancient device known as the worlds oldest computer was found over a century ago, an official said Thursday, adding that other discoveries were possible. Archaeologists this week returned to Antikythera, the Aegean Sea island where sponge divers in 1900-1901 found the so-called Antikythera Mechanism, a remarkable 2nd-century BCE device that tracked the cycles of the solar system. These are unexplored sea depths beneath a trade route known since antiquity, said Angeliki Simosi, head of Greeces ephorate of underwater antiquities. This is virgin territory, she told AFP. Believed to operate by ...
Twin black holes puzzle astronomers
Post Date: 2012-10-03 20:51:23 by We The People
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Two black holes discovered in an ancient cluster of stars in our galaxy may require rethinking our understanding of such clusters, U.S. astronomers say. The astronomers studied a globular cluster called Messier 22 more than 10,000 light-years from Earth, hoping to find evidence of a rare type of black hole in the cluster's center, what scientists call an intermediate-mass black hole. Such black holes are more massive than some --a few or more times the sun's mass -- but smaller than the super-massive black holes found at the cores of galaxies. "We didn't find what we were looking for, but instead found something very surprising -- two ...
35 Years Later, Voyager 1 Is Heading For The Stars
Post Date: 2012-09-04 11:35:03 by Brian S
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is reaching for the stars. Sooner or later, the workhorse spacecraft will bid adieu to the solar system and enter a new realm of space - the first time a manmade object will have escaped to the other side. Perhaps no one on Earth will relish the moment more than 76-year-old Ed Stone, who has toiled on the project from the start. "We're anxious to get outside and find what's out there," he said. When NASA's Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 first rocketed out of Earth's grip in 1977, no one knew how long they would live. Now, they are the longest-operating spacecraft in history and the most distant, ...
West Nile virus appears in NYC
Post Date: 2012-08-19 19:48:29 by whyofcourse
West Nile virus appears in NYC in 2010, near Plum Island biological warfare center.... PLUM ISLAND
Watch NASA's Live Coverage Of Mars Rover Landing
Post Date: 2012-08-05 12:55:31 by Brian S
by Jonathan Skillings August 5, 2012 4:00 AM PDT Follow @jeskillingsThe final stage of Curiosity's descent to the surface of Mars will involve being slung on tethers below the spacecraft's landing stage.(Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) The arrival of the Curiosity rover on Mars may well be the biggest, boldest extraterrestrial landing for NASA since Apollo 11 settled down on the moon on a summer's night in 1969. Curiosity is scheduled to land in the Red Planet's Gale Crater late Sunday or very, very early Monday, depending on your Earthbound time zone. Confirmation of the landing should come at about 10:31 p.m. PT Sunday for folks on the U.S. West Coast, or 1:31 a.m. ET ...
Climate Change To Blame For Extreme Heat: NASA Scientist
Post Date: 2012-08-05 12:50:55 by Brian S
Human-driven climate change is to blame for a series of increasingly hot summers and the situation is already worse than was expected just two decades ago, a top NASA scientist said on Saturday. James Hansen, who directs the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, wrote in the Washington Post that even his grim predictions of a warming future, delivered before the US Senate in 1988, were too weak. I have a confession to make: I was too optimistic, Hansen wrote. My projections about increasing global temperature have been proved true. But I failed to fully explore how quickly that average rise would drive an increase in extreme weather. Hansen and ...
Koch-Funded Climate Scientist: I Was Wrong, Humans Are To Blame
Post Date: 2012-07-30 11:35:31 by Brian S
The founder and director of a climate change study project funded heavily by the Koch brothers, who last year reversed course and said he believed global warming was real, has gone one step further, writing in a weekend op-ed in the New York Times that he is now convinced the phenomenon is caused by humans. In a piece titled, The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic, Richard A. Muller, a University of California, Berkley physicist who founded the Berkley Earth Surface Temperature study (BEST) wrote that his, total turnaround, in such a short time, was driven by a new report from the group that concluded for the first time that global warming is a man-made problem. ...
Nasa Warns 97 Percent Of Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melted In Four Days
Post Date: 2012-07-26 12:28:37 by Brian S
The Greenland ice sheet melted at a faster rate this month than at any other time in recorded history, with virtually the entire ice sheet showing signs of thaw. The rapid melting over just four days was captured by three satellites. It has stunned and alarmed scientists, and deepened fears about the pace and future consequences of climate change. In a statement posted on Nasas website on Tuesday, scientists admitted the satellite data was so striking they thought at first there had to be a mistake. This was so extraordinary that at first I questioned the result: was this real or was it due to a data error? Son Nghiem of Nasas jet propulsion laboratory in ...
Future wars may be waged with mind-controlled weaponry, Royal Society warns
Post Date: 2012-07-24 09:05:21 by A K A Stone
Neuroscience has ramifications for future warfare, and the scientific community must be more aware. So says a report published today by the Royal Society titled Neuroscience, conflict and security, which cites interest in neuroscience from the military community, and identifies particular technologies that may arise. Among them is the potential for "neural interface systems" (NIS) to bring about weapons controllable by the human mind, though the reports also discusses more benign military applications of neuroscience, such as fostering a revolution in prosthetic limbs. Brain-controlled technology
The report distinguishes between two types of neural interface: those that "input into" ...
Tree-rings prove climate was WARMER in Roman and Medieval times than it is now - and world has been cooling for 2,000 years
Post Date: 2012-07-11 13:30:32 by Capitalist Eric
Rings in fossilised pine trees have proven that the world was much warmer than previously thought - and the earth has been slowly COOLING for 2,000 years. Measurements stretching back to 138BC prove that the Earth is slowly cooling due to changes in the distance between the Earth and the sun. The finding may force scientists to rethink current theories of the impact of global warming. It is the first time that researchers have been able to accurately measure trends in global temperature over the last two millennia. Over that time, the world has been getting cooler - and previous estimates, used as the basis for current climate science, are wrong. Their findings demonstrate that this ...
BMW and Toyota Plan to Lead Hydrogen Fuel Cells to Commercial Viability
Post Date: 2012-07-03 09:57:00 by jwpegler
The intensified alliance between Toyota and BMW shines a new light on a technology that has been discussed for decades, but that never quite made it: Hydrogen fuel cells. BMW will get access to Toyotas fuel cell technologies. This essentially spells the end of fuel cell cooperation between BMW and GM, and we already know the two companies are no longer talking on the subject. Lets take another look. Toyota is far ahead with hydrogen fuel cell technology. The company had Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles (FCHV) on the roads for ten years. In 2009, it launched its FCHV-adv, basically a Highlander with the hybrid synergy drive from the Toyota Prius connected to a 90-kw fuel ...
Evidence of 'God Particle' Found
Post Date: 2012-07-02 17:03:02 by Brian S
GENEVA (AP) -- Scientists believe the "God particle" that might explain the underpinnings of the universe is real, and they are about to present their evidence to the world. Physicists at the world's biggest atom smasher plan to announce Wednesday that they have nearly confirmed the primary plank of a theory that could shape the scientific understanding of all matter. The idea is much like gravity and Isaac Newton's discovery: It was there all the time before Newton explained it. But now scientists know what it is and can put that knowledge to further use. The focus of the excitement is the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle that, if confirmed, could help explain why ...
Rice University develops spray-on battery prototype
Post Date: 2012-06-30 19:05:30 by sneakypete
Researchers at Rice University in Houston have developed a prototype spray-on battery that could allow engineers to rethink the way portable electronics are designed. The rechargeable battery boasts similar electrical characteristics to the lithium ion batteries that power almost every mobile gadget, but it can be applied in layers to almost any surface with a conventional airbrush, said Neelam Singh, a Rice University graduate student who led a team working on the technology for more than a year. Current lithium ion batteries are almost all variations on the same basic form: an inflexible block with electrodes at one end. Because they cannot easily be shaped, they sometimes restrict ...
Genetically Modified Grass Blamed For Mass Cattle Deaths In Texas
Post Date: 2012-06-24 12:51:12 by Brian S
A form of genetically modified grass is being cited as the likely culprit in the sudden death of a herd of cattle in Central Texas, according to CBS News. Preliminary tests revealed that the grass, an altered form of Bermuda grass known as Tifton 85, had mysteriously begun producing cyanide gas. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture are conducting further tests to determine if some sort of mutation caused the grass to suddenly begin giving off the deadly gas. The cattle died roughly three weeks ago while grazing on a ranch in Elgin, Texas, about 20 miles east of Austin. According to the ranchs owner, Jerry Abel, the cattle began howling shortly after being let out to ...
Launched In 1977, Voyager Space Probe Reaches Edge Of Solar System
Post Date: 2012-06-18 13:18:04 by Brian S
(Reuters) - The Voyager 1 space probe has reached the edge of the solar system, extending its record for being the most distant man-made object in space. According to a statement from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, the spacecraft is sending back data to Earth showing a sharp increase in charged particles that originate from beyond the solar system. "Voyager scientists looking at this rapid rise draw closer to an inevitable but historic conclusion - that humanity's first emissary to interstellar space is on the edge of our solar system," NASA said in the statement. Voyager 1, along with its sister spacecraft Voyager 2, was launched in 1977 and ...
James Lovelock, Father of Gaia Theory, Endorses Natural Gas Fracking
Post Date: 2012-06-18 08:49:45 by CZ82
James Lovelock, Father of Gaia Theory, Endorses Natural Gas Fracking Posted by Steve Maley Saturday, June 16th at 10:31AM EDT James Lovelock, now 92 years of age, is the father of Gaia theory, the idea that Mother Earth is a sort of sentient, self-regulating organism. So it was noteworthy a few weeks back when he walked back some of his predictions of our planets impending doom from Global Warming. In an interview with the Guardian, Lovelock embraces fracking for natural gas, scorns renewables and castigates the Germans for shutting down their nukes in favor of lignite, a low-grade coal, for electricity generation. (H/T wattsupwiththat.com.) First, fracking: Gas is almost a ...
Flame Steals Data Even When Computers Are Not Connected to the Internet
Post Date: 2012-06-13 19:06:09 by Capitalist Eric
Experts specializing in malware from Bitdefender have uncovered a special capability in Flames code that allows the virus to steal data from computers that are not connected to the Internet or networked machines. Flame can move stolen data to a USB memory stick plugged into an infected harddrive. Bitdefender asserts that this ability has never been witnessed before. This cyber-espionage virus will move stolen information to an USB outlet, then seemingly wait for the chance to upload it to the malware controllers once the infected computer links to the Internet. Bogdan Botezatu, malware analyst from Bitdefeder, said: It turns users into data mules. Chances are, at some point, a ...
The Genetic Marker for Liberalism and Progressivism Has Been Found
Post Date: 2012-06-10 07:35:23 by CZ82
The Genetic Marker for Liberalism and Progressivism Has Been Found posted on June 9, 2012 by Gary DeMar Coming on the heels of a report by 95 Comments, the chief medical editor of NBCs Today Show, that parents with preborn babies with genetic disorders should be given the chance to decide whether theyre going to continue that pregnancy or not, a report from Dr. Adolf Schicklgruber reports that a genetic marker for liberalism and progressivism has just been found. After years of research in his native Austria, Dr. Schicklgruber published his results in the Contra-Liberal Review. Dr. Schicklgruber was confident that testing for the malady could begin before ...
Air Force's Secretive X-37B Space Plane Will Land Soon
Post Date: 2012-05-31 12:25:59 by Brian S
After more than a year in space, the U.S. Air Force's secretive robotic space plane, the X-37B, is coming down soon. That's the word today (May 30) from officials at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the site where the reusable miniature space shuttle will land in the next few weeks, technical and weather conditions permitting. While the exact landing date and time of the unmanned X-37B space plane is not yet determined, according to a Vandenberg Air Force Base statement, the crafts touchdown "is expected to occur during the early- to mid-June timeframe." Preparations for the second landing of the X-37B are now underway at the Air Force base. "The men ...
SpaceX Vehicle Returns to Earth After Leaving Space Station
Post Date: 2012-05-31 12:21:16 by Brian S
Space Exploration Technologies Corp.s supply ship returned to Earth hours after leaving the International Space Station. Closely held SpaceX, controlled by billionaire Elon Musk, on May 25 became the first company to dock a craft at the station. The feat was previously accomplished only by the U.S., European, Japanese and Russian governments. The ship parachuted down and splashed into the Pacific Ocean at 11:42 a.m. New York time, about 500 miles off the coast of southern California. It returned with about 1,400 pounds of cargo. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration retired its shuttle fleet last year and wants the private sector to take over ferrying supplies and ...
Cyber-Attack Concerns Raised Over Boeing 787 Chip's 'Back Door'
Post Date: 2012-05-30 12:06:48 by Brian S
Two Cambridge experts have discovered a "back door" in a computer chip used in military systems and aircraft such as the Boeing 787 that could allow the chip to be taken over via the internet. The discovery will heighten concerns about the risks of cyber-attacks on sensitive installations, coming on the heels of the discovery this week of the 'Flamer' virus which has been attacking computer systems in Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia. In a paper that has been published in draft form online and seen by the Guardian, researchers Sergei Skorobogatov of Cambridge University and Chris Woods of Quo Vadis Labs say that they have discovered a method that a hacker can use to connect ...
SpaceX Dragon Arrives At Space Station In Historic 1st
Post Date: 2012-05-25 11:14:20 by Brian S
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) The privately bankrolled Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station for a historic docking Friday, captured by astronauts wielding a giant robot arm. It succeeded in making the first commercial delivery into the cosmos. U.S. astronaut Donald Pettit used the space station's 58-foot robot arm to snare the gleaming white Dragon after a few hours of extra checks and maneuvers. The two vessels came together while sailing above Australia. "Looks like we've got us a dragon by the tail," Pettit announced from 250 miles up once he locked onto Dragon's docking mechanism. "You've made a lot of folks happy down here over ...
Facebook Flops: Look Out Below!
Post Date: 2012-05-20 11:03:06 by We The People
After all the hype and anticipation, Facebook's initial public offering turned out to be a disappointment that may bode poorly for investors in the company's richly priced shares. Facebook (ticker: FB) sold 421 million shares Thursday at $38 after bumping up the price range from the original $28 to $35 per share. The stock began trading above $42 Friday morning and came under pressure in the afternoon, spending much of the final half hour just above $38 before finishing at $38.23. (The stock traded as high as $44 in the private market in March.) Without reported support from the deal underwriters, the shares might have fallen below $38 in what would have been a big embarrassment ...
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