Latest Articles: Science-Technology
A Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Submarine? JA!
Post Date: 2015-04-11 11:19:27 by Operation 40
Eckernfoerde, Germany (CNN) -- It is almost totally silent, radiates virtually no heat and is constructed entirely from non-magnetic metals. Meet the U212A -- an ultra-advanced non-nuclear sub developed by German naval shipyard Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft, who claim it to be "the peak of German submarine technology." And few would argue. The super-stealth vessel is the first of its kind to be powered by a revolutionary hydrogen fuel cell that lets it cruise the deep blue without giving off noise or exhaust heat... ...With this latest technology, he added, "the boat is virtually undetectable." Video: http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/02/22/hybrid.submarine/ ...
Meet the Joule Box- a Portable Hydrogen Power Station
Post Date: 2015-04-10 11:40:52 by Operation 40
Hydrogen House Project presents the Joule Box Hydrogen Charge Station. This portable power plant stores renewable wind and solar energy as hydrogen gas providing back-up power for homes and businesses, while also serving as a refueling station for electric and hydrogen vehicles.http://hydrogenhouseproject.org/joule-box-portable-charge-station.html Hydrogen Fuel Cells Could Add Year-Round Reliability to Renewable Energy NJ Spotlight | Jon Hurdle | April 3, 2013 Mike Strizki's 'Hydrogen House' weathers superstorm Sandy with lights blazing and plenty of hot water Since 2006, Mike Strizki has been living off the grid, generating all the electricity he needs for his 3,000 ...
Did natural selection make the Dutch the tallest people on the planet?
Post Date: 2015-04-09 13:18:43 by Tooconservative
AMSTERDAMInsecure about your height? You may want to avoid this tiny country by the North Sea, whose population has gained an impressive 20 centimeters in the past 150 years and is now officially the tallest on the planet. Scientists chalk up most of that increase to rising wealth, a rich diet, and good health care, but a new study suggests something else is going on as well: The Dutch growth spurt may be an example of human evolution in action. The study, published online today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, shows that tall Dutch men on average have more children than their shorter counterparts, and that more of their children survive. That suggests genes that help make ...
With water as fuel innovation, Hyd Gas is looking to radically change the LPG industry in India
Post Date: 2015-04-09 10:34:36 by Operation 40
Hydgas is a cooktop that produces its own gas. It uses water as fuel and uses electricity to convert it to hydrogen and oxygen and uses that to cook food. It produces gas as needed, so there is no storage of any gases in Hydgas, which makes it completely safe compared to LPG. It can also be integrated with solar power, says a proud Riswin M.H., Co-founder and head of operations at Reinwo Labs. Reinwo Labs is a 2014 startup, founded by a team of recent college graduates, focused on discovering and creating clean energy solutions. Hydgas is their flagship product. The name Reinwo Labs is a juxtaposition of the young founding teams outlook. It stands for REINventing the ...
New discovery may be breakthrough for hydrogen cars
Post Date: 2015-04-07 12:15:13 by Operation 40
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to create hydrogen fuel using a biological method that greatly reduces the time and money it takes to produce the zero-emissions fuel. This method uses abundantly available corn stover - the stalks, cobs, and husks - to produce the hydrogen. The team's new findings, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could help speed the widespread arrival of the hydrogen-powered vehicles in a way that is inexpensive and has extremely low carbon emissions. "This means we have demonstrated the most important step toward a hydrogen economy - producing distributed and affordable green hydrogen from local ...
Toshiba Opens Hydrogen Energy Research & Development Center
Post Date: 2015-04-06 12:52:49 by Operation 40
Toshiba Reinforces Initiatives Toward a Hydrogen Economy April 06, 2015 Business Wire TOKYO--Toshiba Corporation today announced the opening of the Toshiba Group Hydrogen Energy Research & Development Center (HRDC) at its Fuchu Complex in western Tokyo. The new Center will concentrate Group-wide initiatives to realize a hydrogen economy, and will drive forward the development and demonstration of solutions integrating hydrogen-related energy technologies. Toshiba Group aims to increase the sales of hydrogen-related business to 100 billion yen by 2020. Toshiba Group has essential technologies, including photovoltaic, wind, hydro and other renewable generation systems, water ...
Hybrid striped bass
Post Date: 2015-04-02 22:52:45 by Chuck_Wagon
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Hybrid striped bass hybrid striped bass Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Moronidae Genus: Morone Species: M. chrysops x M. saxatilis Binomial name M. chrysops x M. saxatilis A hybrid striped bass, also known as a wiper or whiterock bass, is a hybrid between the striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and the white bass (M. chrysops). It can be distinguished from the striped bass by broken rather than solid horizontal stripes on the body. Hybrid striped bass are considered better suited for culture in ponds than either parent species because they are more ...
The F-35′s X-Ray Vision Is The Future Of Naval (And All Other) Warfare
Post Date: 2015-04-02 12:36:26 by redleghunter
One of the most 'popular' features on the controversial F-35 is the jet's Distributed Aperture System (DAS). DAS creates an all-seeing sphere and classifies and relays data and video to the pilot's helmet and to the jet's mission computers. This game-changing system has now been adapted for the high seas, and it won't stop there. DAS accomplishes its unique task via a constellation of electro-optical cameras installed around the F-35, each staring in a separate direction. Then, a powerful computer processor "stitches" these video images together to create a continuous viewable video "sphere." When the DAS imagery is paired with an advanced helmet ...
CERN researchers confirm existence of the Force
Post Date: 2015-04-01 16:36:03 by Willie Green
Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider just recently started testing the accelerator for running at the higher energy of 13 TeV, and already they have found new insights into the fundamental structure of the universe. Though four fundamental forces the strong force, the weak force, the electromagnetic force and gravity have been well documented and confirmed in experiments over the years, CERN announced today the first unequivocal evidence for the Force. Very impressive, this result is, said a diminutive green spokesperson for the laboratory. The Force is what gives a particle physicist his powers, said CERN theorist Ben Kenobi of the University ...
GPS May Have Told Man to Drive Off Indiana Bridge
Post Date: 2015-03-30 09:24:17 by Willie Green
A driver may have been following GPS navigation when he drove off the ramp to a demolished bridge in northwest Indiana that had been closed since 2009, killing his wife, police said. Zohra Hussain, 51, of Chicago died of burns after the car caught fire following the 37-foot plunge Saturday morning onto property owned by BP. Her 64-year-old husband, Iftikhar Hussain, survived. Lake County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Patricia Van Til said the road is marked with numerous barricades including orange barrels and cones, large wood signs stating "Road Closed" with orange striped markings and concrete barricades across the road. Iftikhar Hussain apparently drove around the ...
Proving Einstein Wrong with 'Spooky' Quantum Experiment
Post Date: 2015-03-28 18:56:14 by cranky
Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein was wrong. That's what a team at Griffith University and the University of Tokyo in Japan did this week, showing that a weird phenomenon in which the measurement of a particle actually affects its location is real. Back in the 1920s and 1930s, Albert Einstein said he couldn't support this idea, which he called "spooky action at a distance," in which a particle can be in two places at once and it's not until one measures the state of that particle that it takes a definite position, seemingly with no ...
Liftoff! US, Russia Launch Historic One-Year Space Mission
Post Date: 2015-03-27 20:46:14 by VxH
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut launched into space Friday to attempt something their two countries have never done together before: a one-year mission on the International Space Station that could help one day send humans to Mars. The epic one-year space mission launched NASA's Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko into orbit aboard a Russian Soyuz space capsule at 3:42 p.m. EDT (1942 GMT) today (March 27) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where it was early Saturday morning local time. Also flying on the Soyuz is cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, a crewmember who will live and work aboard the orbiting outpost for about six months, the usual length of time ...
Congress’s Approval Rating No Longer Detectable by Current Technology
Post Date: 2015-03-14 17:09:53 by Willie Green
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) After a challenging week for the legislative body, the approval rating of the United States Congress has shrunk to a point where it is no longer detectable by the technology currently available, a leading pollster said on Friday.Davis Logsdon, who heads the highly regarded Opinion Research Institute at the University of Minnesota, said that his polling unit has developed highly sensitive measurement technology in recent years to gauge Congresss popularity as it fell into the single digits, but added that as of this week, Congress is basically flatlining.At the beginning of the week, you could still see a slight flicker of ...
At last, a theory about why Denver is a mile above sea level
Post Date: 2015-03-13 19:56:43 by cranky
In this April 14, 2003 file photo, the downtown Denver skyline is pictured, with the foothills, and the Rocky Mountains in the background. Geologists say they might finally know why the Mile High City is a mile high: water. A new theory from the University of Colorado suggests that chemical reactions triggered by water far below the Earths surface made this part of the continental plate lighter than surrounding areas, causing it to rise, lifting Denvers location 5,280 feet above sea level.Geologists may finally be able to explain why Denver, the Mile High City, is a mile high: water. A new theory suggests that chemical reactions, triggered by water far below the Earth's ...
Scientific American: Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2015-Fuel Cell Vehicles are #1
Post Date: 2015-03-09 18:19:09 by Operation 40
Scientific American March 4, 2015 Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2015 From autonomous drones to emergent AI to digital genomes, this years list from the World Economic Forum offers its latest glimpse of our fast-approaching technological future Technology is perhaps the greatest agent of change in the modern world. Although never without risk, technological breakthroughs promise solutions to the most pressing global challenges of our time. From zero-emission cars fueled by hydrogen to computer chips modeled on the human brain, this years Top 10 Emerging Technologies listan annual compilation from the World Economic Forum (WEF)offers a vivid glimpse of the power ...
Mystery 'noise' could be an Earth-like world: Strange signals suggest habitable planet exists 22 light years away
Post Date: 2015-03-07 20:11:57 by cranky
Gliese 581d is in star's habitable zone and may be suitable for humansFound in 2010, it was later dismissed as stellar bursts and not a planetNow, scientists believe earlier analysis was based on inaccurate dataThey say planet does exist and may provide hope for finding alien life Astronomers believe mysterious signals - previously dismissed as stellar bursts - are coming from an Earth-like planet.The Gliese 581d planet has conditions that could support life, and is likely to be a rocky world, twice the size of Earth.Signals from the planet were initially discovered in 2010, but last year dismissed as noise from distant stars.Scroll down for video Astronomers believe mysterious ...
Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars
Post Date: 2015-03-06 09:30:51 by cranky
A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planets surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say An artists impression of the ancient ocean on Mars, which lasted for billions of years more than was previously thought.A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have gained a foothold, Nasa scientists say. The huge body of water spread over a fifth of the planets surface, as great a portion as the Atlantic covers the Earth, and was a mile deep in places. In total, the ocean held 20 million cubic kilometres of water, or more ...
We Grow More Equal as Technology Dematerializes the World
Post Date: 2015-03-02 19:25:48 by tpaine
http://www.libertylawsite.org We Grow More Equal as Technology Dematerializes the World Peter Thiel, Richard Epstein At this years Federalist Society student symposium Richard Epstein and I spoke on a panel on Innovation and Inequality. We agreed that the innovation created by capitalism has hugely benefited the poorest in society. We disagreed over the extent to which the very nature of modern innovation itself has a tempering effect on inequality. In my view, modern innovation helps reduce real inequality both around the globe and in the United States. And it does so for fundamental reasons. Information technology creates value by better arranging material resources. And ...
The Malaria Project
Post Date: 2015-03-01 07:57:18 by tpaine
The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government's Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure Karen M. Masterson 6 Customer Reviews Description Released: Oct 7, 2014. 409 pages. Large file size: 14 MB. Title may take longer to download A fascinating and shocking historical exposé, The Malaria Project is the story of America's secret mission to combat malaria during World War IIa campaign modeled after a German project which tested experimental drugs on men gone mad from syphilis. American war planners, foreseeing the tactical need for a malaria drug, recreated the German model, then grew it tenfold. Quickly becoming the biggest and most important medical initiative of the ...
When Strong Encryption Isn't Enough to Protect Our Privacy
Post Date: 2015-02-27 03:20:41 by Tooconservative
When Strong Encryption Isn't Enough to Protect Our PrivacyNone of the claims of what comsec works is to be taken saltless: Tor, OTR, ZTRP are lures. Cryptome 3, Dec. 30, 2014In the aftermath of Edward Snowden's disclosures, the American public has been deluged with talking points that advocate strong encryption as a universal solution for protecting our privacy. Unfortunately the perception of strong encryption as a panacea is flawed. In this report Ill explain why strong encryption isnt enough and then present some operational guidelines which can be used to enhance your online privacy. Nothing worthwhile is easy. Especially sidestepping the ...
Left Panics over Peer-Reviewed Climate Paper’s Threat to Global Warming Alarmism [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-02-24 09:46:15 by cranky
Youve heard it said that the science is settled. And its true. It is settledsettled beyond the possibility of any dispute. A fundamental, inescapable, indubitable bedrock scientific principle is that lousy theories make lousy predictions. Climate forecasts are lousy, therefore it is settled science that they must necessarily be based on lousy theories. And lousy theories should not be trusted. Put it this way. Climate forecasts, of the type relied upon by the IPCC and over governmental entities, stink. They are no good. They have been promising ever increasing temperatures for decades, but the observations have been more or less steady. This must meanit is ...
I Need To Buy A New Computer... (Suggestions?)
Post Date: 2015-02-19 23:34:50 by Chuck_Wagon
The Intel Atom 2 (a Foxconn 525) sizzled completely. The (offline) Intel Atom 1 (Foxconn 330) has been working just fine - but the keyboard sizzled. With a new keyboard it is working just fine. But hey - a new machine is needed. I've bought only one AMD (an old Athlon) in my life. (years ago.) Worked great. Until it no longer did (at all). And the very ancient Celeron D (on which I'm posting this) is a trooper - and still working at this moment. So I'm contemplating a 3Ghz-and-up AMD - for low bucks. Anybody got any ideas? On reputable mail-oder places - not just machines. Eh? Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!
'Cloud' over Mars leaves scientists baffled
Post Date: 2015-02-16 21:03:54 by A K A Stone
Plumes seen reaching high above the surface of Mars are causing a stir among scientists studying the atmosphere on the Red Planet. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-02-cloud-mars-scientists- baffled.html#jCp On two separate occasions in March and April 2012, amateur astronomers reported definite plume-like features developing on the planet. The plumes were seen rising to altitudes of over 250 km above the same region of Mars on both occasions. By comparison, similar features seen in the past have not exceeded 100 km. "At about 250 km, the division between the atmosphere and outer space is very thin, so the reported plumes are extremely unexpected," says Agustin ...
New Rules For Phone Unlocking In U.S. Go Live...
Post Date: 2015-02-12 09:02:46 by Tooconservative
New Rules For Phone Unlocking In U.S. Go Live, Heres What You Need To Know The business of unlocking mobile devices has never been particularly straightforward, with the rules seeming to change from carrier to carrier, at the drop of a hat. But new unlocking standards approved by the CTIA back in 2013 offer a degree of uniformity, and from today, all major U.S. carriers will comply with the revised terms. Find out what this means for you and your devices after the fold! In the past, many have hit a brick wall when trying to avail an unlock by any means, and with the days of software unlocking all-but over for most high-end handsets, the card-holding carriers will now be much more ...
Q: Since the Earth is spinning and orbiting and whatnot, are we experiencing time wrong because of time dilation?
Post Date: 2015-02-11 19:55:43 by cranky
Physicist: A little! The movement of Earth, as well as the Earths gravity, change how much time we experience compared to other objects in the universe. If we were to occasionally compare our clocks to clocks in tight orbits around black holes or neutron stars wed find they run slower than ours, and if we compare with clocks floating deep in the middle of nowhere wed find that wed find that those clocks run a little faster than ours. However, theres no true time to experience; you can never experience time wrong. Time is relative which means that we can compare how time is passing for any two things, but theres no ultimate clock of the ...
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