Latest Articles: Science-Technology
50 Top Astronauts, Scientists Sign Letter Slamming NASA For Promoting Man-Made Climate Change Dogma
Post Date: 2012-04-11 09:52:16 by Hondo68
Update: Now at Fox News! Eventually the sham is going to give, and the latest letter signed by 50 NASA experts, with more than 1000 years of combined professional experience, is a sure sign the gigs about over.
..hundreds of well-known climate scientists
..tens of thousands of other scientists publicly declaring their disbelief
..science is NOT settled
..unbecoming of NASAs history
..advocacy of an extreme position
..damage to the exemplary reputation of NASA
..even the reputation of science itself
Letters to the top dont get any more blunt than that. And how many tens of ...
MIT's 'Smart Sand' Can Duplicate Any Object, Creep Out Any Blogger
Post Date: 2012-04-03 19:49:17 by We The People
To test their algorithm, the researchers designed and built a system of "smart pebbles"--cubes about 10 millimeters to an edge, with processors and magnets built in. [Photo: M. Scott Brauer via MIT News]MIT researchers from the Distributed Robotics Laboratory (DRL) are working on the very first steps towards nano-bot technology. In their Smart Sand project, the researches hope to make tiny, sand-grain-sized, self-contained computers that can duplicate any object. One day, the researchers imagine that you will be able to deposit an object into a box of sand-grain-sized computers and pull out a full-size replica of the original object a few seconds later. (3D printing, ...
Alexander Tsiaras: Conception to birth
Post Date: 2012-04-01 00:48:12 by redleghunter
Many Billions of Rocky Planets in Habitable Zones Around Red Dwarfs in Milky Way
Post Date: 2012-03-28 16:22:12 by jwpegler
A new result from ESO's HARPS planet finder shows that rocky planets not much bigger than Earth are very common in the habitable zones around faint red stars. The international team estimates that there are tens of billions of such planets in the Milky Way galaxy alone, and probably about one hundred in the Sun's immediate neighbourhood. This is the first direct measurement of the frequency of super-Earths around red dwarfs, which account for 80% of the stars in the Milky Way. This first direct estimate of the number of light planets around red dwarf stars has just been announced by an international team using observations with the HARPS spectrograph on the 3.6-metre telescope at ...
Bedrock of vaccination theory crumbles as science reveals antibodies not necessary to fight viruses
Post Date: 2012-03-27 18:22:31 by Capitalist Eric
(NaturalNews) While the medical, pharmaceutical, and vaccine industries are busy pushing new vaccines for practically every condition under the sun, a new study published in the journal Immunity completely deconstructs the entire vaccination theory. It turns out that the body's natural immune systems, comprised of both innate and adaptive components, work together to ward off disease without the need for antibody-producing vaccines. The theory behind vaccines is that they mimic infection by spurring B cells, one of the two major types of white blood cells in the immune system, to produce antibodies as part of the adaptive immune system. It is widely believed that these vaccine-induced ...
Exposed: Inside the NSA’s Largest and Most Expansive Secret Domestic Spy Center in Bluffdale, Utah
Post Date: 2012-03-26 22:28:19 by whyofcourse
A new exposé in Wired Magazine reveals details about how the National Security Agency is quietly building the largest spy center in the country in Bluffdale, Utah, as part of a secret NSA surveillance program codenamed "Stellar Wind." We speak with investigative reporter James Bamford, who says the NSA has established listening posts throughout the nation to collect and sift through billions of email messages and phone calls, whether they originate within the country or overseas. The Utah spy center will contain near-bottomless databases to store all forms of communication collected by the agency. This includes the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls and ...
Is this finally proof we're NOT causing global warming? The whole of the Earth heated up in medieval times without human CO2 emissions, says new study
Post Date: 2012-03-26 13:01:23 by Capitalist Eric
Current theories of the causes and impact of global warming have been thrown into question by a new study which shows that during medieval times the whole of the planet heated up. It then cooled down naturally and there was even a 'mini ice age'. A team of scientists led by geochemist Zunli Lu from Syracuse University in New York state, has found that contrary to the consensus, the Medieval Warm Period approximately 500 to 1,000 years ago wasnt just confined to Europe. In fact, it extended all the way down to Antarctica which means that the Earth has already experience global warming without the aid of human CO2 emissions. Cold facts: ...
Forget global warming - it's Cycle 25 we need to worry about!!!
Post Date: 2012-03-22 20:08:30 by CZ82
Forget global warming - it's Cycle 25 we need to worry about (and if NASA scientists are right the Thames will be freezing over again)Met Office releases new figures which show no warming in 15 years By David Rose UPDATED: 00:38 EST, 29 January 2012 The supposed consensus on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years. The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the Thames in the 17th Century. Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was ...
Scarce Oil? U.S. Has 60 Times More Than Obama Claims
Post Date: 2012-03-20 07:19:17 by CZ82
Scarce Oil? U.S. Has 60 Times More Than Obama Claims By JOHN MERLINE When he was running for the Oval Office four years ago amid $4-a-gallon gasoline prices, then-Sen. Barack Obama dismissed the idea of expanded oil production as a way to relieve the pain at the pump. "Even if you opened up every square inch of our land and our coasts to drilling," he said. "America still has only 3% of the world's oil reserves." Which meant, he said, that the U.S. couldn't affect global oil prices. It's the same rhetoric President Obama is using now, as gas prices hit $4 again, except now he puts the figure at 2%. "With only 2% of the world's oil reserves, we ...
New Details on NSA‘s ’Spy Center‘ and Secrets From Domestic Eavesdropping Operation ’Stellar Wind’
Post Date: 2012-03-20 06:56:57 by CZ82
New Details on NSAs Spy Center and Secrets From Domestic Eavesdropping Operation Stellar Wind Liz Klimas In the heart of Utahs desert, the National Security Agency is well underway on a project that has been called the nations largest, most expensive cyber-security project. Naturally, almost all details about the buildings soon-to-be inner activities are highly classified and no one is talking officials in Bluffdale where it is being built and the nearby Salt Lake City are kept in the dark. Still, Wireds Threat Level has gotten some details on the building and provides analysis on some of its expected activity. Wired describes ...
Efficiently harvest hydrogen for fuel cells without the need for electricity
Post Date: 2012-03-10 14:13:54 by jwpegler
Researchers at a California university have developed a nanowire-based method to efficiently harvest hydrogen for fuel cells without the need for electricity, which is commonly generated by greenhouse-gas producing fossil fuels or nuclear reactors with their problematic waste. "This is a clean way to generate clean fuel," said Deli Wang, a professor at the UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering, where the breakthrough was made. Hydrogen may be the most abundant element in our universe, but here on earth it's commonly found bound up with other elements such as nitrogen or fluorine and, of course, with oxygen to create good ol' H2O. The trick has been to ...
Humans, Gorillas More Alike Than Previously Thought, Say Scientists
Post Date: 2012-03-07 19:11:27 by Brian S
Chimpanzees are humans nearest genetic relatives, but gorillas come in at a close second, according to a recent study. For the first time, scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of a gorilla. The research team, led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, a nonprofit British genome research center, found that 30 percent of the gorilla's genome is closer to that of chimps and humans than the latter are to each other. The results, published online in the science journal Nature, are surprising because humans diverged from chimps more recently than they did from gorillas. Humans and chimps separated from gorillas 10 million years ago; chimps and humans diverged just 4 million ...
Earth Braces For Biggest Space Storm In Five Years
Post Date: 2012-03-07 18:45:32 by Brian S
A pair of steamy explosions on the Suns surface in recent days is sparking the biggest radiation and geomagnetic storm the Earth has experienced in five years, space weather experts said Wednesday. The full brunt of the storm is expected to hit Earth early Thursday US time and last through Friday, potentially disrupting power grids, GPS systems, satellites, and forcing airplanes to change their routes around the polar regions. Space weather has gotten very interesting over the past 24 hours, said Joseph Kunches, a space weather scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The fuss began late Sunday at an active region on the sun known as 1429, ...
U.S. Officials: Stuxnet Launched The Next Generation Of Warfare
Post Date: 2012-03-05 11:17:42 by Brian S
In a fascinating segment Sunday night, CBS Newss 60 Minutes delved into the creation of the Stuxnet worm, a revolutionary piece of software that has given Irans nuclear program fits for years now. But its not just Iranian scientists who are now watchful for software attacks more sophisticated than anything ever before seen: U.S. officials are warning that Stuxnet is so advanced, it may actually signal the beginning of a new era of warfare that targets the enemys infrastructure instead of the populace at large. The Stuxnet worm works by targeting a specific piece of manufacturing hardware, a logic box developed by Siemens, to cause malfunctions at a time of the ...
Military Video Captures Destructive Power of Navy’s Newest Railgun
Post Date: 2012-03-03 10:15:03 by CZ82
Military Video Captures Destructive Power of Navys Newest Railgun Posted on February 28, 2012 at 4:53pm by Buck Sexton This weapon could one day revolutionize warfare. Its a new version of the railgun, and it packs an earth-shattering, hypersonic punch. In the past, railguns have been high-tech but massive beasts that looked like only the largest naval ships could handle one. With continued testing and experimentation, thats starting to change. As you can see from the screenshot above depicting the loading of a prototype rail gun built by defense contractor BAE, these amazing weapons are getting smaller, and inching closer to combat readiness. Gizmodo lays out just ...
The Kill Switch Comes to the PC
Post Date: 2012-02-26 10:23:07 by CZ82
The Kill Switch Comes to the PC A feature common in phones will let Microsoft remotely disable malware By Jordan Robertson Janne Kytömäki, a Finnish software developer, was cruising Googles Android Market for smartphone apps last year when he noticed something strange. Dozens of best-selling applications suddenly listed the same wrong publisher. It was as if Stephen Kings name had vanished from the covers of his books, replaced by an unknown author. Kytömäki realized the culprit was a piece of malware that was spreading quickly, and he posted his findings online. Google responded swiftly. It flipped a little-known kill switch, reaching into more than 250,0 ...
A Car That Runs on Poop
Post Date: 2012-02-25 09:11:17 by CZ82
A Car That Runs on Poop by Michael Suen | 2:34 pm, August 6th, 2010 Yesterday, British sewage treatment company Wessex Water unveiled a car that runs on poop. The new Bio-Bug is a Volkswagen Beetle powered by methane biogas generated from fermented human waste, and according to the Bristol-based company, the fartmobile can travel 10,000 miles annually on waste collected from 70 households! Keep on poopin for your mileage, folks. We have been producing biogas for many years, employee Mohammed Saddiq told the Telegraph with a straight face, New York Magazine adds snidely. With the surplus gas we had available we wanted to put it to good use in ...
Taxing medical progress to death
Post Date: 2012-02-21 21:30:47 by CZ82
Taxing medical progress to death by Michelle Malkin 02/17/2012 Two years ago this month, as public debate over Obamacare raged, former President Bill Clinton rushed to the hospital because of a heart condition. He immediately underwent a procedure to place two stents in one of his coronary arteries. It was a timely reminder about the dangers of stifling private-sector medical innovation. No one listened. Stents don't grow on trees. They were not created, developed, marketed or sold by government bureaucrats and lawmakers. One of the nation's top stent manufacturers, Boston Scientific, warned at the time that Obamacare's punitive medical device tax would lead to worker losses ...
Climate scientist admits to defrauding the Heartland Institute
Post Date: 2012-02-21 21:09:41 by CZ82
Climate scientist admits to defrauding the Heartland Institute Science is all about attacking critics and making stuff up. by John Hayward 02/21/2012 These are dark days for the climate change fraud. In 2010, 141 scientists wrote a letter to the United Nations challenging the junk science of the global warming cult, declaring climate change science is in a period of negative discover the more we learn about this exceptionally complex and rapidly evolving field the more we realize how little we know. Truly, the science is not settled. A year later, over a thousand scientists joined forces to express their skepticism of the climate change ...
Lesson from China: Electric Cars Pollute more than those that use Gas
Post Date: 2012-02-14 19:11:27 by CZ82
Lesson from China: Electric Cars Pollute more than those that use Gas Posted on 14 February 2012 by Ben Peterson China uses electric cars over conventional cars by a 2 to 1 ratio. While that is the average green enthusiasts wildest dream, the reality is that electric cars are causing more pollution than gasoline powered cars ever could according to findings by the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Chris Cherry, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, and graduate student Shuguang Ji, analyzed the emissions and environmental health impacts of five vehicle technologies in 34 major Chinese cities, focusing on dangerous fine particles. What Cherry and his team ...
Fall of Communism Changed Mathematics in US
Post Date: 2012-02-12 19:08:58 by jwpegler
The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1992 brought an influx of Soviet mathematicians to U.S. institutions, and those scholars' differing areas of specialization have changed the way math is studied and taught in this country, according to new research by University of Notre Dame Economist Kirk Doran and George Borjas from Harvard University. "In this paper, we examine the impact of the influx of renowned Soviet mathematicians into the global mathematics community," says Doran. "In the period between the establishment and fall of communism, Soviet mathematics developed in an insular fashion and along very different specializations than American mathematics. As a result, ...
‘Tribler’ Software Makes Internet Piracy Impossible To Stop
Post Date: 2012-02-09 12:21:07 by Brian S
Internet piracy has been a hot topic in recent weeks, but its about to heat up even more. With lawmakers all over the world struggling to agree upon copyright regimes that would disconnect people from the Internet, shut down websites simply for linking to infringing content and cut off whole advertising networks that support pirate domains, one might think the world was on the verge of plugging up the copied media loophole for good. But then, one would be wrong. A piece of software getting a fresh look this week seems to have the answer that media pirates are looking for: invincibility, with zero liability for website operators. Thats because this software, known as Tribler, ...
January Was USA's 4Th-Warmest On Record
Post Date: 2012-02-08 12:14:40 by Brian S
The warmth last month wasn't a mirage: January 2012 was the USA's 4th-warmest January on record, federal climate scientists announced on Tuesday. The national average temperature in January was 36.3 degrees F, which is 5.5 degrees F above the long-term average and the warmest since 2006, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center. The other warmer Januarys were in 1990 and 1953. The data is based on records dating back to 1895. Nine states Arizona, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming had January temperatures ranking among their ten warmest. Florida and ...
Russian Scientists Drill Into Antarctic Lake Sealed Off For 15 Million Years
Post Date: 2012-02-06 19:11:52 by Brian S
Russian scientists have drilled into an Antarctic lake that has been sealed off from the rest of the world for about 15 million years. Sampling the waters of Lake Vostok could reveal clues about the evolution of life on Earth and may yield entirely unknown forms of life. According to the Russian newswire RIA Novosti, scientists from Russia's Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute in St Petersburg drilled through the 3,768 metres of ice above Lake Vostok to reach the surface of the lake on Sunday. Lake Vostok is the largest of hundreds of lakes that sit under the thick layer of ice on the Antarctic continent. Russian scientists had been planning to drill through the ice to the lake ...
The Matrix Is Here: We Are Now Able To Harvest Electricity From Cockroaches
Post Date: 2012-02-05 17:56:36 by A K A Stone
Remember how in the movie The Matrix, humans were used as energy sources by the machines? I personally thought the idea was inefficient; why not make batteries or something? But still, it appears that we are now the machines and have been able to rig a poor cockroach up with electrodes and squeeze out some measurable amount of electricity. Maximum power density reached nearly 100 microwatts per square centimeter at 0.2 volts. Maximum current density was about 450 microamps per square centimeter. Its the chemical within the roach that power this particular reaction. And if you want the gritty details of how it was done, just hit the jump for a fuller description and links. ...
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