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10/24/14 - Electromagnetic gadget boils water directly inside your CUP
KeelyNet The Miito gadget comprises a metal rod, which is placed into a cup of water and an induction plate that is placed underneath it, which when combined, heat liquid quickly and efficiently.

The base creates an electromagnetic field, which transfers heat to the metal rod and causes the water around it to heat up, saving time and energy to make a cup of tea.

According to the Energy Saving Trust, if everyone boiled only the water they need, they would save enough electricity to power the UK’s street lights for two months.

The Miito gadget uses induction to heat liquid. It comprises a metal rod, which is placed into a cup of liquid and an induction plate, which is used like a coaster underneath the cup.

The base contains a coil though which a high frequency alternating current is passed and creates an electromagnetic field. The heat induced in this base - where 'eddy' currents within the metal and resistance lead to it heating up - is transferred to the liquid in a cup via the metal rod inside it, which gets hot. Induction heating is faster and more efficient that other methods and heats liquid more consistently.

Miito works with non-metallic vessels of any size, such as cups and teapots. ‘It can also heat your soup or milk for a coffee,’ Mr Chudy said. ‘Once a vessel is placed onto the base and the rod is placed inside, the full induction power turns on and heats the induction plate of the rod. ‘The device signals once the liquid has boiled and shifts into standby mode. By placing the rod on the base, the device shuts off.’ - Electromagnetic gadget boils water directly inside your CUP

10/24/14 - Fun and Inspiring youtubes
Video #1 - Could David Howell, Paul McGinley, Marcel Siem or Rhys Davies skim a ball 200 yards across a lake and hit a 9 inch gong?

Video #2 - On the ABC television series "Primetime: What Would You Do?", actresses posing as shoppers without enough money to pay for their items get some unexpected helped from strangers. This social experiment catches many good Samaritans by surprise.

Video #3 - The sparrow, and how we as people today do not seem to have the time, or patience that our parents had for us.

Video #4 - Speech by Charlie Chaplin from the film: The Great Dictator

Video #5 - One act of kindness can lead to many.Random acts of kindness become contagious. And yes the world would be a better place if we all "PAY IT FORWARD"!!

Video #6 - Will it take a threat to destroy our world for us all to come together to live as brothers, sisters and end bigotry, greed, famine, poverty, disease and war? - Fun and Inspiring youtubes




10/24/14 - Engineered Disasters
KeelyNet The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story is a best-selling[1] 1994 non-fiction thriller by Richard Preston about the origins and incidents involving viral hemorrhagic fevers, particularly ebolaviruses and marburgviruses. The basis of the book was Preston's 1992 New Yorker article "Crisis in the Hot Zone".[2]

The filoviruses Ebola virus (EBOV), Sudan virus (SUDV), Marburg virus (MARV), and Ravn virus (RAVV) are Biosafety Level 4 agents. Biosafety Level 4 agents are extremely dangerous to humans because they are very infectious, have a high case-fatality rate, and there are no known prophylactics, treatments, or cures.

Along with describing the history of the diseases caused by these two Central African diseases, Ebola virus disease (EVD) and Marburg virus disease (MVD), Preston describes a 1989 incident in which a relative of Ebola virus named Reston virus (RESTV), was discovered at a primate quarantine facility in Reston, Virginia, less than fifteen miles (24 km) away from Washington, DC.

The virus found at the facility was a mutated form of the original Ebola virus, and was initially mistaken for Simian Hemorrhagic Fever (SHV). The original Reston facility involved in the incident, located at 1946 Isaac Newton Square, was subsequently torn down sometime between 1995 and 1998.[3] (Thanks Norm for remembering this book and sharing - JWD) - Engineered Disasters

10/24/14 - Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project
Austrian born Wilhelm Reich, M.D. (1897-1957) was a brilliant psychoanalytic student of Sigmund Freud and a neuro-psychiatric student of Nobel laureate Julius Wagner-Jauregg.

Reich's wide-ranging social, medical and scientific work included promoting sexual health, standardizing and advancing therapeutic techniques, analyzing the psychology of fascism as manifested in both Nazism and Communism, conducting cellular research, investigating the origin of cancer and other diseases, developing experimental treatments for terminal cancer patients, and carrying out innovative climate research.

Tragically his books and published research journals were banned and burned by the United States government in 1956 and 1960, and Reich died in a Federal penitentiary in 1957.

How could such a thing have happened in America, the country to which Reich--an outspoken antifascist—had emigrated just four days before the outbreak of World War Two? What was in Reich's publications that so threatened people in power that they felt they must destroy them to keep people from reading them?

For decades Reich’s ideas and work have been carelessly and dishonestly misrepresented in the academic, medical and scientific communities, as well as in the media and on the Internet—including Wikipedia—by those whose knowledge of Reich is not based on accurate information.

Finally, a factually accurate, full-length documentary film about Reich has been meticulously researched and written, and a serious effort is now underway to fund this film. This documentary will not only correct the distorted narratives about Reich, but will also educate viewers about the potential benefits of Reich’s work for today's medicine and science.

Please, this film project needs your help! Your contribution to this Kickstarter fundraising campaign will help ensure that Reich’s pioneering insights into psychological and physical heath, and the health of the planet, will be presented factually and compellingly to a wide variety of audiences. - Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project



10/24/14 - Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown
Social science is being militarised to develop 'operational tools' to target peaceful activists and protest movements.

A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the supervision of various US military agencies. The multi-million dollar programme is designed to develop immediate and long-term "warfighter-relevant insights" for senior officials and decision makers in "the defense policy community," and to inform policy implemented by "combatant commands."

Launched in 2008 – the year of the global banking crisis – the DoD 'Minerva Research Initiative' partners with universities "to improve DoD's basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the US."

The project will determine "the critical mass (tipping point)" of social contagians by studying their "digital traces" in the cases of "the 2011 Egyptian revolution, the 2011 Russian Duma elections, the 2012 Nigerian fuel subsidy crisis and the 2013 Gazi park protests in Turkey."

Twitter posts and conversations will be examined "to identify individuals mobilised in a social contagion and when they become mobilised." Another project awarded this year to the University of Washington "seeks to uncover the conditions under which political movements aimed at large-scale political and economic change originate," along with their "characteristics and consequences." The project, managed by the US Army Research Office, focuses on "large-scale movements involving more than 1,000 participants in enduring activity," and will cover 58 countries in total.

Last year, the DoD's Minerva Initiative funded a project to determine 'Who Does Not Become a Terrorist, and Why?' which, however, conflates peaceful activists with "supporters of political violence" who are different from terrorists only in that they do not embark on "armed militancy" themselves. The project explicitly sets out to study non-violent activists:

"In every context we find many individuals who share the demographic, family, cultural, and/or socioeconomic background of those who decided to engage in terrorism, and yet refrained themselves from taking up armed militancy, even though they were sympathetic to the end goals of armed groups. The field of terrorism studies has not, until recently, attempted to look at this control group. This project is not about terrorists, but about supporters of political violence."

The project's 14 case studies each "involve extensive interviews with ten or more activists and militants in parties and NGOs who, though sympathetic to radical causes, have chosen a path of non-violence."

Minerva is a prime example of the deeply narrow-minded and self-defeating nature of military ideology. Worse still, the unwillingness of DoD officials to answer the most basic questions is symptomatic of a simple fact – in their unswerving mission to defend an increasingly unpopular global system serving the interests of a tiny minority, security agencies have no qualms about painting the rest of us as potential terrorists. - Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown

10/24/14 - White House Seeks Ideas For Building a 'Solar System Civilization'
While the rise of the barbarous Islamic State and the spread of the modern day plague of Ebola has many concerned about the state of civilization here on earth, some at the White House are turning their attention beyond our planet. A Tuesday entry on the White House blog solicits ideas for "massless exploration and bootstrapping a Solar System civilization" and "how the [Obama] Administration, the private sector, philanthropists, the research community, and storytellers can further these goals."

"Bootstrapping" is a term employed by Dr. Phillip Metzger, former NASA research physicist now on the University of Central Florida faculty. Metzger explains:

If we want to want to create a robust civilization in our solar system, more of the energy, raw materials, and equipment that we use in space has to come from space. Launching everything we need from Earth is too expensive. It would also be too expensive to send all of the factories required to manufacture everything necessary to support a solar system civilization.

Ultimately what we need to do is to evolve a complete supply chain in space, utilizing the energy and resources of space along the way. We are calling this approach “bootstrapping” because of the old saying that you have to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps. Industry in space can start small then pull itself up to more advanced levels through its own productivity, minimizing the cost of launching things from Earth in the meantime. Obviously, this isn’t going to happen overnight, but I think that it is the right long-term goal. - White House Seeks Ideas For Building a 'Solar System Civilization'

10/24/14 - What are the Advantages of Hiring a US Military Veteran?
Intuition is a skill. It can be learned. The military teaches it.

What many people think is that leaders are born. Not in the military. Simply put, many times in the military people are presented with situations where they must make life and death decisions in the blink of an eye. How do you do that given that there are no pie charts to help you make the decision? No data scientists to way the variables an not spreadsheets, journals or time to decide. Intuition. How exactly do you trust that someone will make the right decision when you plan to throw them into that kind of situation?

Faith in a system of training which focuses on immediate decision making in response to only the information available at the time, intuition. The Marines and the military train intuition into their culture. You might not even know what intuition really is. Well, here go.

Intuition is the ability to take massive amounts of information and quickly come to a decision from all possible options quickly and correctly. It is the precise execution of understanding gained through experience and study.

You don’t do it with charts and graphs, you do it by absorbing all the knowledge available to you ahead of time and making it so readily available that the employee can access it at any given moment they wish. This sounds a lot like memory, but there is more than just recalling information. This means using that mental database to its fullest capacity.

They are also able to sort through it and glean the right information without all the excessive over analysis that comes with having an abundance of information and options, often labeled “analysis paralysis” that can accompany a lot corporate level thinkers. This is one of the hardest things in the world to do and most people think you are either born with the ability you aren’t. This is a false assumption given to many by a society that worships heroes who magically just know what to do. Intuition, in truth, is a trainable skill and the vets have it already.

What they don’t have? They may not have the specific job essential abilities and skills you need. Provide them the training and let it add to their knowledge base. After that, let them use what they know, namely the ability to think, a skill often missing from many fresh college grads. You just have to provide the training and watch them succeed in implementing it. - What are the Advantages of Hiring a US Military Veteran?

10/24/14 - Myelin records your talents
Myelin is a protein-rich fatty material that coats and insulates nerves. When new skill is learned later in life myelin is made in order to retain it. Once skill has been learnt, it is retained even after myelin production stops. Although earlier studies of myelin - or white matter - hinted at its involvement in skill learning, the study is the first to confirm it experimentally.

Your success at playing a musical instrument could be down to a fatty substance in your brain. Scientists have discovered that an electrically insulating substance known as myelin is essential to our brains learning new skills. They claim that when a skill, such as playing the piano, is learned later in life, myelin must be made in order to retain the skill.

Lab mice tests showed that new myelin must be made each time a skill is learned later in life and the structure of the brain's white matter changes during new practical activities by increasing the number of myelin-producing cells.

Myelin is a fatty material that coats and insulates nerves. It is sometimes compared to the insulating material around an electrical wire. Its job is to quickly conduct impulses between the brain and different parts of the body.

The result is faster reactions to danger and a better chance of survival. It is made up of around 40 per cent water, while its dry mass is around 20 per cent protein. Flaws in making myelin result in a number of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS).

While the study showed young adult mice need to make myelin to learn new motor skills, new myelin does not need to be produced to recall and perform a pre-learned skill. The theory was established when normal mice and mice which had their their ability to produce OLs and myelin switched off were made to run on an irregular spaced wheel. The 'abnormal' mice could not master the wheel. - Myelin records your talents

10/24/14 - LEDs attract 50% more insects and could damage ecosystems
LED bulbs use around 90 per cent less energy than incandescent lights. But insects are more strongly attracted to the LED spectrum of light. Scientists caught and labelled around 20,000 insects attracted to LEDs. The attraction can be fatal, causing more flies to be eaten by predators. Scientists say this can disrupt food chains and damage local ecosystems. Another concern is that LED lights near ports could attract flying pests, such as the gypsy moth, that are accidentally transported by ships.

Blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been receiving positive attention after its inventors were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics last week. They use around 90 per cent less energy than incandescent bulbs and last for 100,000 hours compared with 1,000 hours for tungsten filament light bulbs. But while they may be good for the environment, a new study claims that the discovery may a problem for insects, which are more strongly attracted to the LED spectrum of light.

The research, by New Zealand-based institute Scion, found traps placed near LEDs captured 48 per cent more insects than traps near sodium-vapour lights. Sodium vapour bulbs, which emit yellow light, are commonly used in street lighting as they are more efficient than pre-LED lights.

Insects are attracted to both white and yellow light, but it seems they are even more attracted to blue light which is generated by LED bulbs. Overall, the researchers caught and labelled more than 20,000 insects, with moths and flies the most common group of bugs. They claim the attraction can be fatal, causing flies to be thrown off their usual path and into the jaws of predators, disrupting the food chain. - LEDs attract 50% more insects and could damage ecosystems

10/24/14 - Scientists ‘melt’ excess white fat by turning it ‘brown’
White cells are responsible for muffin tops and flab, for example. While brown fat cells convert excess energy in food into heat. These brown cells behave in this way because of adenosine receptor A2A. This receptor sends the adenosine molecule to break down the cells. By transferring the receptor into white cells, they behaved like brown ones.

Sit ups help tone your stomach, while squats strengthen your legs and bottom - but love handles are particularly difficult to shift. Now scientists believe they have discovered a way to ‘melt’ the excess white fat in muffin tops by turning it ‘brown’. While white cells are responsible for muffin tops and flab in general, brown fat cells convert excess energy in food into heat.

To make white cells behave like brown ones, researchers at the University of Bonn discovered a new signalling pathway. ‘Not all fat is equal,’ said Professor Alexander Pfeifer from the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the University Hospital Bonn. ‘If we are able to activate brown fat cells or to convert white fat cells into brown ones, it might be possible to simply melt excess fat away.’

‘If adenosine binds to this receptor in brown fat cells, fat burning is significantly stimulated,’ claimed Dr. Thorsten Gnad from Professor Pfeifer's team. In addition, the research team investigated the possibility that adenosine transforms white fat cells into brown fat cells - a process termed ‘browning’. - Scientists ‘melt’ excess white fat by turning it ‘brown’

10/24/14 - Armchair archaeology finds Bronze Age settlement using GOOGLE
KeelyNet Former Royal Marine from Plymstock, Devon, trawled Google Earth for terrain that would have offered food, water and shelter to prehistoric men. He pinpointed a spot in South Hams and found the landowner to investigate. Howard Jones unearthed scraps of metal, pottery shards and flint tools dating back 5,000 years - hinting the site was a Bronze Age settlement. Experts surveyed the field and found two large buried farm buildings. Some parts of the settlement are thought to date back to Roman times.

He began his search for a settlement by trawling satellite images for the sort of terrain that would have offered food, water and shelter to prehistoric man. Using Google’s overhead mapping website to zoom in on fields and farmland, he managed to pinpoint a site in Spriddlestone in the South Hams, Devon.

Mr Jones told Devon County archaeologist Bill Horner about his discovery, who carried out a geophysical survey using ground-penetrating radar equipment. Together, they found two large buried structures that they believe are farm buildings dating back to the Bronze or Iron Age.

Mr Horner said: ‘The survey shows two or three probable farmsteads which look to be late prehistoric, bronze age to Iron Age. ‘Other parts of the underlying settlement possibly continue to the Romano-British period, around 1,500 to 2,000 years ago. ‘The images also show tracks and enclosures, as well as a number of pits, which alongside Howard’s findings, looks like evidence of metal works. - Armchair archaeology finds Bronze Age settlement using GOOGLE

10/24/14 - Weird, wonderful, amazing and rare low cost eBooks, CDs and DVDs
KeelyNet You can download any mix of our eBooks or order collections on CD to save money.

We also have unusual DVDs that you might find of interest. Here is your chance to build your library and your understanding of how the universe works.

And our eBook Collections include John Worrell Keely, Walter Russell, Chandra Bose, Rejuvenation, Homeopathy and Learning to Draw to build your skills, and much, much more.

Your purchases help support Keelynet, so thanks! - JWD - Check out Vanguard Sciences or try a Mexistim

10/24/14 - Self-Help or a Dangerous Distraction?

10/24/14 - Sugar Rockets

10/24/14 - How English Beat German As the Language of Science

10/24/14 - Supercap Motorcycle battery

10/24/14 - MAVEN Spies Mars' Atmosphere Leaching Out Into Space

10/24/14 - As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

10/24/14 - An Air Traffic Control System For Drones

10/24/14 - Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

10/24/14 - Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files

10/24/14 - Nose cells restore ability to walk

10/24/14 - Explaining to the Founding Fathers what has Happened to America

10/24/14 - The New Book Banning

10/24/14 - Are Americans Suffering Diversity Fatigue?

10/24/14 - The downside of diversity

10/24/14 - Kundalini and Levitation

10/24/14 - Kundalini as a cause of SHC

10/24/14 - The Night the World Exploded (1957)

10/24/14 - Rossis' E-Cat Plant Comprises 103 E-Cats, 100 Computers

10/24/14 - Crowd of Democrats walks out on the bama

10/24/14 - What Made Americans So Fearful and Stupid As They Are Today?

10/24/14 - Vote all you want, secret government won’t change

10/24/14 - The Renaissance of the Shopping Mall

10/24/14 - 3D Printed Guns documentary

10/24/14 - A 60 cycle Repulsion Coil Resonance Engine

10/24/14 - The Mexistim Polarity Cycler
KeelyNet For over 12 years now, I have slept over a 3 X 4 foot wirescreen which is connected to my Mexistim on my nightstand. I leave it on all the time using the included AC/DC adapter. It uses very little electricity.

It helps me get a deep, healing sleep and I think of it as 'health maintenance' because of all the effects listed below which I have noticed from using this device.

There are now three Mexistim versions, the K.I.S.S. (green) model which is a direct clone of the machine used on over 10,000 people, the Basic I (red) model which uses 3vdc to the screen switching at about 15 minute cycles and the Universal II (blue) model which offers 8 options allowing you to choose between 3vdc or 4.5vdc, 3 or 15 minute switching times (approximate) and other settings so you can try what works best for you.

KeelyNet 1) Restful, sound sleep
..2) Increased red cell count
...3) Elimination of seasonal allergies
....4) Increased overall energy
.....5) No headaches
......6) No stomach pains or aches
.......7) No muscle pains
........8) Weight loss
.........9) Increase urination
.........10) Lighter color, less smelly urine

Now with free shipping to USA and Canada!

I wouldn't endorse or sell it if it didn't work for me and others who have reported their experiences. You can read more about the Mexistim units and buy one if you'd like at the following link. Thank you very much for your purchase! - JWD - Mexistim Website

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10/22/14 - Kickstarter Freezes Anonabox Project for Misleading Funders
All August Germar asked for was $7,500 to fund his privacy-focused router project. But as the attention and controversy around his Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign snowballed over the last five days, he found himself at one point with 82 times that amount—and now with nothing.

On Friday afternoon Kickstarter suspended the crowdfunding campaign for Anonabox, an initiative to sell a tiny, $45 router that would run all a user’s online traffic over the anonymity network Tor. The idea tapped into an explosive demand for simple privacy technology, and earned more than 10 times its modest goal in hours. But as funders shoveled more than half a million dollars into the project, they also began to pick apart Anonabox’s claims of creating custom hardware, as well as the promised security of its software. Soon, many were calling for the project to be cancelled, and asked others to report its shortfalls to Kickstarter staff, who now say they’ll cancel all investors’ pledges.

In an email to the project’s investors, Kickstarter told backers only that “a review of the project uncovered evidence that it broke Kickstarter’s rules.” Those rules, the email continued, prohibit “offering purchased items and claiming to have made them yourself,” “presenting someone else’s work as your own” and “misrepresenting or failing to disclose relevant facts about the project or its creator.”

The backlash against Anonabox began Tuesday evening, as users pointed out that the router’s hardware, which Anonabox creator Germar had claimed was custom-designed, could be found for sale from Chinese suppliers on sites like the business e-commerce platform Alibaba. In fact, Germar soon clarified to WIRED that the Anonabox prototype was built from an off-the-shelf case and a nearly stock board tweaked to add more flash memory storage, both sourced from the Chinese manufacturer Gainstrong. That was a reversal of some claims he had made to WIRED before our initial story on Anonabox, which we corrected Wednesday; Germar had said, for instance, that the case was created with a custom injection mold that Anonabox had paid to have its supplier create.

Others soon followed up with critiques of Anonabox’s software: the router’s default settings left its wireless network open and included a hardcoded root password that would leave users vulnerable to spying or compromise by hackers, the said. Those security shortcomings, the project’s critics argued, were especially egregious considering that Anonabox’s founders had said they intended the device to be used by journalists protecting sources and political dissidents in repressive regimes. - Kickstarter Freezes Anonabox Privacy Router Project for Misleading Funders

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10/21/14 - $45 Anonabox to Bypass Internet Censorship, Lock Out Gov’t Surveillance
Four years in the making, the Anonabox is “a networking device that provides anonymous Internet access and encryption, and helps to bypass censorship in places where access to the Internet is limited.” Built to run on the “deep-Web” Tor networks, all traffic coming in and going out of your device is securely encrypted from interception by authorities.

People in repressed regimes from the Middle East to China can access and share unrestricted information across the Web. they can now freely browse, email, message, and share. Anonabox is portable and tiny, and can be easily concealed. - $45 Anonabox to Bypass Internet Censorship, Lock Out Gov’t Surveillance

10/21/14 - Feelin' my Roots...
KeelyNet The last two weeks have been a pain for me, losing access for so many days.

Even then I managed to eek out a few items worth posting. Now it's time for catching up on the emails and resuming my regular news cycles.

Would be great to have a fat bank account, with newer equipment and even wider connections for fresh, unusual news.

Maybe my new, revised Lucid dream machine might help me discover the Texas Lottery numbers. Just one win would do it. Hey, hope springs eternal!

In the meantime, sometimes, ya just gotta let your hair down, take a few swigs, relax and enjoy some good old country music. Proud to be Texan and raised on Country! - JWD - Feelin' my Roots...

10/21/14 - Pocket Drone
Anura is a low-cost drone not much larger than an iPhone, with fold-in rotors for better portability. With the rotors tucked neatly inside its body, the Anura is around the size of a thicker 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Like the blades of a Swiss Army knife, the rotor arms fold outwards to transform the brick-like device into a quadcopter ready for take off.

Anura is piloted by an iOS or Android smartphone over Wi-Fi. It is also equipped with what AeriCam describes only as a micro camera, which streams action directly to your mobile device.

Aericam tells us that range will extend to 80 ft (25 m) with a flight time of around 10 minutes per charge, while top speed is claimed to be 25 mph (40 km/h). There is also some added flight functionality that the team is hoping to incorporate should its funding allow, such as phone tracking, auto takeoff, auto landing and a return home function.

The company will be launching a crowdfunding campaign in mid-October to raise funds for production. It is looking to attract a minimum of 500 backers in order to offer Anura for under US$200. - Pocket Drone

10/21/14 - Rays in Photos tell whether Subject Lives
KeelyNet (the photo gives an idea of how special frequencies can reveal things unseen in regular light) - "Sensitive Device Records Emanations from Picture, which Cease When Death Comes. "By William Hirunan, c 1933 by Universal Services, Inc.

LONDON, Mar. 29, 1933. - Science is capable of determining from a photograph whether the subject of the snapshot has died since the picture was taken.

Invention of an instrument which detects the movement of 'life waves' or 'Z waves" on a photographic plate, and the stillness of these waves after the death of the subject was reported today by E.S. Shrapnell-Smith, one of Britian's noted scientists.

Shrapnell-Smith, an authority on chemistry and a government expert on transportation, said the inventor of the instrument is a German scientist, whose name is being kept secret.

NEAR GREAT DISCOVERY - "The German, it was said, is engaged in research which has brought him to the verge of discovering the structure of the atom and a new conception of organic matter.

"Entrusted by the inventor to conduct full tests and researches regarding his· sensational 'life-wave detector, Shrapnell-Smith revealed to Universal Service (news service) that he has experimented with more than 700 photographs in tests. He said: "Life, or specifically, the human brain, like a radio station, emits a distinct type of wave which we call the Z wave.' "These human life-waves or z-waves are transmitted to and fixed in a photographic plate, just as the atomic rays of the sun alter the plate and fixed in it. "

HAS SCIENTIFIC BASIS - "We are able to measure these life-waves. Through the instrument, these waves are amplified and become visible through their movement." "This movement measures between a half-inch to three inches in the instrument recorder.

While the subject of the photograph is alive, movement of the waves is lively. The moment the person dies, no matter how far distant from the photograph, the life-waves or z-waves cease to emanate from the plate."

"I am unable to reveal at present just what the instrument consists of, but it is based and depends on first, radiation; second, magnet; third, static electricity, and fourth, current electricity. There is nothing psychic or mysterious about it. It is the result of a new application of the laws of science."

Quoted from the New York American, Thursday, March 30, 1933.

British Society of Dowsers - 1935 first regular meeting - The Society starts to hold lectures in the meeting rooms of the Royal Asiatic Society at 74 Grosvenor Street, London. The first lecture on 7 February was given by Mr. E. S. Shrapnell-Smith on 'The Life-Wave Effect in Photography'. - Rays in Photos tell whether Subject Lives

10/21/14 - Veloloop lets bicycles trigger traffic light sensors
If you're a regular bicycle commuter, then you've no doubt experienced the following scenario: you're the only vehicle going in your direction at a controlled intersection, and the light is red, but it won't change to green because the traffic sensors embedded in the asphalt can't register your presence. Well, that's where the Veloloop comes in. It's designed to make those sensors think that your bike is a car.

Embedded "inductive loop" traffic sensors work by creating an electromagnetic field in the surface layer of the road. When a sufficiently-large metal object – such as a car – stops above the sensor, it creates eddy currents within that field. This is detected by the system's traffic signal controller, which causes the light to change.

Bicycles, however, simply don't consist of enough metal to trip the sensors. Approaches such as positioning your bike in exactly the right orientation relative to the sensors' looped electrical wires are claimed to work (as are magnets in the rider's shoes), but the Veloloop looks like it's considerably easier.

It remains in standby mode while the bike is in motion, but sets to work once an accompanying spoke-mounted magnet indicates that the rear wheel has stopped turning. Using its looped aluminum antenna, the Veloloop then starts by searching for the sensor's electromagnetic signal, scanning a variety of frequencies. Once it locates the signal and "locks on," it then emits its own signal. This affects the sensor's magnetic field in the same way as the metal in a car, triggering a traffic light change.

The Veloloop is powered by two AA batteries, and can reportedly run for at least a year on one pair. Its California-based creators are currently raising production funds, on Kickstarter. A pledge of US$99 will get you one, when and if they're ready to go. - Veloloop lets bicycles trigger traffic light sensors

10/21/14 - Invisible no more
KeelyNet In a 2013 RAND Corporation report, one of the nation's foremost military analysts, blasted the F-35 for being a fighter that "can't turn, can't climb, can't run." Proponents of the F-35 reply that because it's stealthy, it shouldn't have to do any of those things -- lobbing missiles at its foes from over the horizon, and long before they can even see it. Unfortunately, it turns out that the F-35 may not do the "invisibility" thing very well, either.

As DefenseNews.com recently revealed, China has a new device that may be able to track Lockheed's F-35 fighter with "passive" radar detection technology. Dubbed the DWL002, China's equipment can apparently detect stealth aircraft at distances of up to 400 kilometers -- and 600 kilometers for larger "stealth" targets -- processing "pulse, frequency agility, pulse duration, tactical air navigation system, distance measuring equipment, jitter/stagger radar, and identification friend or foe" signals emitted by the otherwise stealthy aircraft to determine its location.

To be clear, DWL002 is not an active radar system itself. As International Assessment and Strategy Center senior fellow Richard Fisher explains "Passive systems like these simply listen for any electronic emission," identifying an aircraft without having to ping it with an active radar transmitter. As such, whether or not the F-35 is itself invisible to "radar" may be a moot point. China can "see" it anyway. (Thanks Norm for the headsup on this. - JWD)

Some of us knew how decades ago - After a short period of discussions, one of the men engaged me in a discussion about Quartz switches and expressed their interest in the work of Professor Nunnelly at UTA in Dallas. It seems, the Stealth bomber which was able to make itself 'radar invisible' by a special coating had cost billions and the government had massive investments in the technology involved in the Stealth.

It seems Professor Nunnelly was using quartz crystals switched very rapidly in a high power oscillator circuit to provide basically a spark gap type frequency spectrum. When the frequencies from this were radiated like a multi-frequency radar, a very clear image of the Stealth plane, with all its high tech, high dollar technology came through, making all that investment in radar invisibility totally useless.

The result was that Professor Nunnelly was shall we say 'having problems' getting funding, since his basic and very inexpensive (by government/military spending standards) was a serious threat to a multi billion dollar business and to the reputations and livelihoods of many government and military officials who spearheaded the Stealth. Nunnelly WOULD HAVE MADE the whole Stealth radar invisibility premise irrelevant. Geez, hope I don't get in trouble for this...but that's what we talked about...more at the link... - JWD - Invisible no more

10/21/14 - Is that an elongated human skull on Mars?

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A photograph taken by the Mars Curiosity Rover shows what appears to be an elongated skull on the Martian surface. According to an October 18, 2014, report by UFO Sightings Daily, the curious object is an elongated head similar to those found in ancient Egypt. In a Youtube video, the Martian skull like object is compared to elongated human skulls found in various Egyptian murals and the similarity is striking.

In the video, comparisons with various elongated human skulls depicted in Egyptian murals and statues, the suggestion is that the object is a human skull. If so, then the elongated skull may be evidence of a tangible connection between ancient Egypt and Mars. Both Earth and Mars at one time in their history possessed a human population with elongated skulls that were part of their respective planetary leaders.

Whatever the origin of the mysterious object, it is unlikely that the Curiosity Rover will investigate it more closely due to the standard response by NASA that such fossil like bone fragments are just rocks. For example, in its response to a Mars Rover image of what appeared to be a thigh bone found on Mars, NASA responded that it was nothing more than rock.

Former NASA employees, such as Richard Hoover, however disagree. Hoover claims that NASA administrators go to great lengths to cover up the possibility of Martian life, and in one case directed one of the Rover missions to actually destroy evidence of a Martian fossil.

Perhaps NASA’s standard response is right, and the skull looking object captured by Curiosity Rover is just a rock. Alternatively, the object may be the elongated skull of a humanoid species that had a historical connection to ancient Egypt. Was NASA Administrator Bolden’s October 9 claim of past Martian life purely coincidental in timing, or the start of NASA releasing more of what it really knows about life on Mars?

04/16/13 - Easter Island & why Pharoahs wore big hats - I always wondered about these seemingly uncomfortable Egyptian neck supports. With an extended braincase, now they make sense! So is this why the pope, bishops and cardinals wear big hats? Are they too 'emulating' gods? New churches and 'cults/religions' always incorporate parts of earlier 'pagan' cults as story (the pagan gods now become demonized) or very ancient physical holy places to help their new 'cult' become accepted by the people.

Many say these extended skulls are ALL artificially 'boarded' to elongate the skulls to 'imitate the gods', wonder how many were not 'boarded' and thats their natural shape as 'descendents' of 'gods/aliens'. It follows that with superior mentation would not OTHER abilities be amplified? - Is that an elongated human skull on Mars?

10/21/14 - Toyota is investigating cars that hover above the road
KeelyNet Toyota today said it's investigated the possibility of vehicles that are capable of hovering just above the road, technology designed to improve efficiency.

In an interview at Bloomberg's Next Big Thing Summit in San Francisco, Hiroyoshi Yoshiki — the managing officer with Toyota's technical administration group — said that the company had been studying a similar idea of flying cars at one of its "most advanced" research and development areas, but cautioned that the concept was not like actually flying around in three-dimensional space.

Instead, he said, the plan is to get the car "a little bit away" from the road to reduce friction, similar to a hovercraft.

Following the interview, Yoshiki declined to elaborate on when the company began investigating the idea, how far along it is, or if it ever plans to bring it to market. - Toyota is investigating cars that hover above the road

10/21/14 - Prototype EV powered by radio frequency transmission demonstrated

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Two issues preventing the widespread uptake of electric vehicles are recharging time and lack of range. Now, scientists have shown one potential means of negating these issues. Their demonstration of electric power transfer via the car-wheel is claimed as the world's first.

Electric vehicles can already be powered via infrastructure in the road. The South Korean city of Gumi uses a means of electromagnetic induction to power some of its buses. This newly-demonstrated method, however, uses radio frequency transmission.

The radio frequency voltage is applied to a balanced metal track running under the surface of the road. The car then picks up this voltage "via electrical capacitance between the metal and a steel belt installed inside of the tires of the EV."

To test their concept, Hanazawa and Ohira created a 1/32 scale electric vehicle. Using the prototype, they were able to show that such a vehicle could be propelled at a frequency of 52 MHz with a power penetration efficiency of over 75 percent.

Hanazawa and Ohira believe that the technology has the potential to enable "a tremendous extension of the EV cruising range." Indeed, by powering electric vehicles in real-time, it would hypothetically allow them to run indefinitely on much smaller batteries than are currently required.

The electric power transfer via the car-wheel concept was demonstrated at CEATEC last week. - Prototype EV powered by radio frequency transmission demonstrated

10/21/14 - Prepare to be Freaked OUT!

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If you've never seen the real time U.S. Debt Clock and your heart is up to it, click the link and be astounded at how wasteful 'our government' is. - Prepare to be Freaked OUT!

10/21/14 - Paraffin to store Heat
KeelyNet Although solar panels are active while the sun is shining, they typically don't do much once the sun goes down. This is why some systems incorporate water tanks. The water is heated during the day via the panels, then that stored thermal energy (heat) is used to warm the home at night. While the tanks are effective, they also take up a lot of space, making them difficult to fit into peoples' homes. A newly-developed device, however, stores just as much heat in half the space – using paraffin instead of water.

Here's how the system works ... - Water is heated by rooftop solar thermal panels and then flows into the house to the thermal energy storage unit. Upon reaching the device, it circulates through channels between the plates. As it does so, the heat in the water is absorbed by the aluminum and passes through to the paraffin – which is in a solid state at the time.

Upon reaching a temperature of about 60º C (140º F), however, the paraffin melts to store the heat energy. When heat is needed later, cool water is circulated through the channels, lowering the temperature of the paraffin. Once it drops below 60º C and re-solidifies, it releases the stored heat. The use of the thin plates allows the thermal energy to be released from the paraffin relatively quickly. Normally, such phase-change materials take a long time to release energy, which has limited their usefulness in thermal energy storage devices.

Along with being able to do the work of a water tank of twice the volume, the storage units could also be built in a variety of shapes – not just cylinders, as is the case with tanks. This means they could be tucked into corners, or even built into false ceilings. - Paraffin to store Heat

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10/21/14 - "We come in Peace", the Muslim and Martian mantra

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How often have you seen muslims defending their beliefs, claiming they are a religion of peace? And yet they teach and practice death and world domination towards anyone who does not convert or believe in their mythos.

Thomas Jefferson, in a letter of March 28, 1786, describing an interaction with a Muslim ambassador;

“We took the liberty to make some inquiries concerning the Grounds of their pretensions to make war upon a Nation who had done them no Injury, and observed that we considered all mankind as our Friends who had done us no wrong, nor had given us any provocation.

The [Tunisian] Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman [aka Muslim] who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.

KeelyNet As you can see, the infection continues, grows and we will have to deal with it one day, probably with tragic consequences on all sides. Bill Maher once said, "There is no place for religion in the future." He is so correct about that.

Look up all the wars and death and destruction that have been caused by religious differences in the past and up to our times. Christians also deny the misery they cause and support.

We spend trillions on war for oil without any regard for all the innocents today and in the future, who will be born and have to live in chemically polluted lands caused by us. Is that what a real Christian would allow?

It's not just the Muslims, but all religions that are mental infections. My issue with the Muslims is this desire to take over the world and kill anyone who does not comply with them. So when you hear, "We come in Peace", Raise shields Scotty! - "We come in Peace", the Muslim and Martian mantra





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10/20/14 - Down again...

Lost internet again about 3 days after they fixed it the first time. This time they said the problem is on the server, they promised it would be fixed Friday but this is Mexico...so here it is Sunday and I'm hoping they'll get it fixed Monday. Last time it took 6 days!

I still use an old XP desktop for all my work as my wifi laptop was stolen when I first moved into this house. Now have razorwire, dual locked gates, video cams front and back with motion detect/archive/ftp, alarms on windows. I hate downtime because I'm one of those geeks who likes to be reliable. 25 years running Keelynet ought to say something about that.

Found a very old, but most intriguing news item about a 'life signal' that is encoded into photographic plates. When the person dies, the signal stops, no matter the distance! Don't know if it works on printed photos or digitized since it might be related to photo silver or other photo chemicals. Stay tuned and Hasta La Vista! - JWD

Addendum 10/20/14 @ 3:30PM - Back up now so will reNEWS tonight!

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10/14/14 - “Crash Course” in Flying Cars
The question “When do we get flying cars?” has been around for decades. However, this exceptionally funny and well-crafted video from the Media Design School of Auckland, New Zealand posits that maybe flying cars are not such a good idea.

Pretty good case against flying cars - Thanks to his companies Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk is heavily invested in automobiles and rockets. But don't expect him to combine the concepts any time soon. "I'm not sure about the flying cars," Musk said during an apperance today at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit. "If the sky was full of cars flying all over the place, it would affect how things look. It would affect the skyline. And it would be noisier and there would be a greater probability of something falling on your head. Those are not good things." - "Crash Course” in Flying Cars

10/14/14 - Dodgems
A roofer says his collection of around 40 vintage bumper cars which is set to appear on television is “a hobby that got out of hand”. Peter Ward often leaves bystanders confounded when they see him driving down the street at the wheel of a dodgem.

Peter said: “If you go to any other seafront they have got their dodgems all closed off in a ring. But us on Sheppey, we do things a bit differently. Ours are on the loose.

“I get them, clean them up, and seeing them roll out of the garage with the lights on and with a bit of a shine and a polish – it’s a bit like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang I suppose, when the car comes flying out of the garage, that’s how it feels.

Although only six of the rides have been given electric motors Peter says all of them will get the same treatment eventually.

But how do they drive? “It’s quite a nice ride actually,” says the dad-of-two. “They don’t do more than 4 mph and I can do 16 miles on one charge. As soon as you take your foot off the pedal they stop so there’s no danger to the public.”

He sticks to the pavement but admits he has been pulled over by the police three times, not due to speeding, but rather the curiosity of officers asking him how they operate. The 53-year-old has also installed a 50cc two stroke engine into a Postman Pat van from an old children’s ride and it now reaches speeds of 40mph.

Most of the dodgems date back to the 1960s and ‘70s and Mr Ward sources them mainly through fairgrounds and various websites, although he now receives lots of calls from sellers after building a name for himself in the world of amusements memorabilia. - Dodgems

10/14/14 - Sonic welding for clothing
The U.S. Navy could be turning to ultrasonic welding to make its uniforms lighter, stronger and cheaper. And if the project by a Rhode Island company and the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility is a success, it could help bring manufacturing back from overseas.

Welded seams — created when two pieces of fabric are essentially melted together by sound waves — are already used in some clothing that some Americans have in their closets. Patagonia and North Face both sell models of jackets with welded seams. But so far, most, if not all, of that manufacturing is done overseas.

Current garment assembly methods can be cumbersome and costly, Heath said. Different kinds of stitches are used and garments have to be moved from sewing machine to sewing machine as they are formed. One welded seam could replace several stitch types and the sewing machines associated with them, he said.

The seam is a garment's weak point, said Propel president Clare King. Using a needle and thread creates tiny holes that air and water can permeate, taping a seam to cover the holes adds weight. The welded seams have proven to be lightweight, flexible and waterproof, King said.

"We have a lot of opportunity to improve the garments and also effect change at the factory level," King said. "Some of these technologies have been used in factories overseas but we have no knowledge base here of how to do them or how to implement them."

Seams are welded on some large tents, liners and other specialty industrial fabrics, but not on typical, casual clothing. For the Navy project, King consulted Patagonia, whose M10 jacket has welded seams and is made in Vietnam. Seams that are welded are typically straight lines, not ones that turn corners, and it's expensive to use this method, Vernachio added.

Few garment manufacturers are welding seams now, mainly because the easiest and cheapest way to make an article of clothing is still by sewing it, said Augustine Tantillo, president of the National Council of Textile Organizations. It has been too daunting to try to develop a machine at a low cost that performs as well as a skilled sewer, he added. But if the technology could be developed and perfected for the military, it could seep over into the commercial market, Tantillo said. - Sonic welding for clothing

10/14/14 - Former WWII airport re-assigned to cloud seeding
An old airport from World War II has been renovated to be used as a base for cloud seeding in central China's Hunan Province.

Cloud-seeding aircraft have successfully landed at the Zhijiang Airport, also known as Chihchiang Airfield, in a trial operation on Sept. 30, Fan Zhichao, a senior engineer with the provincial weather modification office, told Xinhua on Tuesday.

He said the airport's new mission is an important part of the efforts in Hunan, China's largest rice producer, to fight severe droughts in recent years. Built in 1936, the airport was once home to the American Volunteer Group known as the Flying Tigers and played a key role in China's fight against invading Japanese.

"The Zhijiang Airport still needs to fix some facilities for its new service, but we are happy to have it as our new base anyway," said Fan. Zhijiang airport joins another airport in Changsha, the provincial capital, as a base of operations for artificial precipitation.

"It's far more than enough considering the droughts worsening in recent years. Plus, the need of cloud seeding is mounting because of smog," said Fan. Despite nearly 2,000 artificial rainfall operations, Hunan saw the worst drought in decades in 2013, which led more than 3 million people experience water supply shortages and a direct economic loss of more than 11 billion yuan (1.79 billion U.S. dollars), according to the provincial government. - Former WWII airport re-assigned to cloud seeding

10/14/14 - Comedy club where LAUGHING costs you money
One laugh at Teatreneu in Barcelona costs you €0.30 (24p or 38 cents). The system was dreamt up by advertising agency, The Cyranos McCann. The average ticket price per person has so far been €6 (£4.70 or $7.58). A number of people have tried, and reportedly failed, to sit through a comedy show without laughing in an attempt to get a free ticket.

It seems the pricing system has caught on, with other theatres in Spain now copying the pay-per-laugh technology. It is unclear which facial recognition software is being used, but most use algorithms to track facial landmarks on a subject's face.

For instance, an algorithm can analyse the position, size or shape of the mouth to determine whether a person is laughing, smiling or sad. The comedy club has also launched a mobile app as a method of payment and a pay-per-laugh season ticket.

James Woroniecki, director of London's 99 Club, told the BBC: 'Sounds fun, just so long as all the facial recognition data doesn't get forwarded to the NSA [US National Security Agency]. 'It'd be a big technical challenge - as people laugh so often at the 99 we'd have to install a cash machine by every seat.' - Comedy club where LAUGHING costs you money

10/14/14 - Alkaline hydrolysis is the eco-friendly way to dispose of the dead
Caitlin Doughty, a mortician from Los Angeles, describes the process. It involves submerging the body in a water and potassium hydroxide. The dead body is then pressurised and heated for around three hours. This leaves a thick, green-brown tinted liquid that is flushed away. Because of its environmental advantages, some in the funeral industry say it could someday rival burial and cremation.

Dissolving dead bodies to create a brown, foul-smelling syrup may sound gruesome, but that’s exactly what some people are hoping to happen to them once they pass away. The process is called alkaline hydrolysis and was developed more than two decades ago to get rid of animal carcasses. It’s a more efficient and environmentally-friendly of getting rid of dead bodies, according to scientists.

Alkaline hydrolysis uses lye, 300°C heat and huge amounts of pressure to destroy bodies in big stainless-steel cylinders that look similar to pressure cookers.

‘The dead body is put in a silk bag’ explains the 30-year-old. ‘That silk bag is putting into a metal tube that looks like the cryogenic tank they put Mel Gibson in, in Forever Young.’ The process involves submerging the body in a solution of water and potassium hydroxide, which is then pressurised and heated for two-and-a-half to three hours.

This leaves a green-brown tinted liquid containing amino acids, peptides, sugars and salts and soft, porous white bone remains which are easily crushed. Because of its environmental advantages, some in the funeral industry say it could someday rival burial and cremation.

It also eliminates concerns about crematorium emissions, including carbon dioxide, which can be released into the air as part of the process. But getting the public to accept the process is challenge. The process enables a portion of the human remains to be flushed down a drain, and some have branded this ‘undignified.’

‘I’m guessing that the people who say that, don’t know that in the embalming process, for a traditional funeral, the blood drained out of the body goes right down the drain,’ said Ms Doughty. As well as the liquid, the process leaves a dry residue similar in appearance to cremated remains. It could be returned to the family in an urn or buried in a cemetery. - Alkaline hydrolysis is the eco-friendly way to dispose of the dead

10/14/14 - Shirt positions heat pouches over major blood vessels to keep you warm
Kentucky-based inventor has designed a shirt with heated pockets. Called Podz Gear it has six pouches that store thermo-chemical packs. These are positioned in a way that a person's whole body is heated. Regular hand warmers can also be used in each of the pockets. The £47 ($74.95) product is currently part of a Kickstarter campaign.

According to the inventor, these evenly spread heat over a person's body, ensuring they stay warm in cold conditions. 'Podz Gear takes the place of multiple layers of clothing and keeps the user warmer while not restricting mobility,' the company writes on Kickstarter.

'Pockets are designed to hold thermo-chemical packs and are arranged along major blood vessels. 'This allows the wearer's circulatory system to use the blood as a heat transfer fluid. 'Using the blood to modify body temperature permits the wearer to maintain their appendage and core body temperature and enhance their tolerance of otherwise uncomfortable or dangerous temperatures.'

However, the company adds that for every 30 minutes the heat packets are used, they should be taken out for five minutes to prevent the clothing overheating. They also add that those with sensitive skin should keep the heat packets in for less time. - Shirt positions heat pouches over major blood vessels to keep you warm

10/14/14 - Explorers to Mars will suffocate within 68 days
Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists analysed Mars One's plan to create a colony on Mars by the next decade. They say it has a number of flaws and the proposal is doomed to failure. First they say that the astronauts will not have enough food and will starve. Plants will also produce too much oxygen in their habitats - leading to suffocation and also posing a significant risk of explosions. There will also not be enough spare parts to keep the colony maintained. ‘The first crew fatality would occur approximately 68 days into the mission,' the researchers write.

First, the astronauts simply won’t have enough food. Based on Mars One’s mission plan, the students say the colonists would ultimately starve on Mars.

Next, one of the goals of Mars One is to grow crops in some of the habitats on the red planet. But according to the students, this would create huge amounts of oxygen, in turn creating highly flammable environments. Oxygen would need to be vented while nitrogen levels would need to be maintained to keep up the air pressure; however, the technology to do this on another planet has not yet been invented.

‘Our habitation simulations revealed that crop growth, if large enough to provide 100 per cent of the settlement’s food, will produce unsafe oxygen levels in the habitat,' the researchers write. 'As a result, some form of oxygen removal system is required - a technology that has not yet been developed for spaceflight.’

Humidity within these modules would also likely be around 100 per cent - something that is not fatal, but certainly uncomfortable for the astronauts. They also say that spare and replacement parts will be greatly needed but, owing to the nine-month or so trip time from Earth to Mars, these will be hard to come by.

‘After 130 months on the Martian surface, spare parts compose 62 per cent of the mass transported to the Martian surface,' they write. And finally, they point out that even getting all the necessary equipment to Mars will require 15 launches of Space X’s upcoming super-rocket, the Falcon Heavy, at a cost of £2.8 billion ($4.5 billion).

SpaceX are yet to fly this rocket, making the plans to use 15 of them before the launch vehicle has even been tested somewhat ambitious. The paper does offer at least one suggestion to ensure the long-term survival of the crew, though. They say a separate structure could be used to grow food and also store excess oxygen, dishing out only what is need to the modules inhabited by the colonists. - Explorers to Mars will suffocate within 68 days

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