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10/09/11 - Looking Beyond Detroit For Engine Innovation
KeelyNet "Opposed-piston engines (with two pistons in the same cylinder) have been around since the 1920s, but have been used mainly in submarines and airplanes. Now, several startups are working to make these high-efficiency engines practical for cars, trucks, and light vehicles — but they're under no illusions that Detroit will adopt the idea. Silicon Valley startup Pinnacle Engines, which is backed by the world's largest venture fund, is looking to a scooter manufacturer in India as its first partner. 'This ought to be music to Detroit's ears, but to them I'm just some whacko in California,' says Monty Cleeves, Pinnacle's founder and CTO. 'This is Silicon Valley, and what does Silicon Valley know about making engines? Folks in Asia have almost zero "not-invented-here" issues, whereas it's pretty prevalent all over the U.S.'" / But to buy a Pinnacle-powered scooter, you’ll have to go to Mumbai or Bangalore. With gas prices here stable at around $3.50 per gallon, “I don’t know what it’s going to take to get somebody in the U.S. excited” about fundamental improvements to the venerable internal combustion engine, Cleeves says. “But most of Asia is sensitive enough about fuel economy that they get it.”

For many families in India, a two-wheeler is the main mode of transportation, and a scooter engine that consumes 25 to 50 percent less fuel, as Pinnacle promises, could be a big boon for the household budget. Cleeves says his engine can also be scaled up for larger vehicles, and can easily be modified to run on diesel, ethanol, or even compressed natural gas, which means it could also turn up in light commercial vehicles or even cars in India or China.

The basic concept of an opposed-piston engine is so simple that it’s remarkable how long automakers have been ignoring it. In a traditional engine, each piston sits in its own cylinder, and combustion occurs inside the cylinder head, where intake and exhaust valves regulate the inflow of air and vaporized fuel and the outflow of exhaust. In an opposed-piston engine, there’s no cylinder head: two pistons move toward and away from one another inside the same cylinder, with combustion occurring in the in-between space at the moment of greatest compression. Without the cylinder heads, the engine is lighter, and the dual-piston action means compression ratios are higher, so it gets more bang for the buck. - Full Article Source


10/09/11 - "Mirage-effect" helps researchers hide objects
Scientists have created a working cloaking device that not only takes advantage of one of nature’s most bizarre phenomenon, but also boasts unique features; it has an ‘on and off’ switch and is best used underwater. Through electrical stimulation, the transparent sheet of highly aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can be easily heated to high temperatures. They then have the ability to transfer that heat to its surrounding areas, causing a steep temperature gradient. Just like a mirage, this steep temperature gradient causes the light rays to bend away from the object concealed behind the device, making it appear invisible. With this method, it is more practical to demonstrate cloaking underwater as all of the apparatus can be contained in a petri dish. It is the ease with which the CNTs can be heated that gives the device its unique ‘on and off’ feature. Lead-author, Dr Ali Aliev, said, “Using these nanotube sheets, concealment can be realized over the entire optical range and rapidly turned on-and-off at will, using either electrical heating or a pulse of electromagnetic radiation. - Full Article Source


10/09/11 - Singing Tubes from heat
Fascinating experiments with tubes, wire mesh, flame and sound. - Full Article Source


10/09/11 - 'Ocean-like' ice in space might have made Earth oceans
KeelyNet Today, most of Earth's surface is covered in water - but scientists believe Earth's oceans didn't form until around eight million years after the planet itself. The discovery of 'ocean-like' water on a comet by the HiFi instrument on the Herschel Space Observatory hints that Earth's oceans might have arrived in the form of comet ice. If so, the impacts (we'd have needed quite a few) would have formed an important stage in the evolution of life on Earth. Hartley-2 is frozen solid in the cold of deep space - the comet is composed of chunks of water ice and frozen carbon dioxide. Using measurements from the infrared telescope, the researchers found that the ice on a comet called Hartley 2 has similar chemical compositions to our oceans - judging by the mix of 'normal' hydrogen atoms and deuterium atoms, one of the chemical isotopes found in heavy water. It is the first time ocean-like water has been detected in a comet. Bergin admits, 'We were all surprised.' HiFi has previously scanned six other comets - but none had 'Earth-like' water. The astronomers hypothesised that Hartley-2 formed nearer Earth than the other six - in our solar system's Kuiper belt, and the 'different' asteroids formed 5,000 times further away, in the distant Oort Cloud. The scans of other comets led astronomers to speculate that comets could not have been the source of Earth's water. The source of earth's oceans has been a subject for debate among astronomers for decades - and there are various competing theories, from chemical processes in the cooling Earth to asteroid impacts. Now, though, it seems comets might have brought the life-giving substance to Earth - in just the right mixture for early life to thrive. - Full Article Source

10/09/11 - Chilean researchers show Alzheimer’s may be contagious
Scientist behind the breakthrough says this research could lead to a cure for the disease. Alzheimer’s disease may be able to spread from person to person, according to a study published Tuesday in the online version of Molecular Psychiatry. The study does not mean Alzheimer’s is spread through personal contact, but rather offers the possibility that it is transmitted through contaminated food, blood and tissue transfusions. A prion or pathogenic protein can attach itself to a healthy organism and make its way to the brain where it may cause neurological damage. The researchers injected human tissue with Alzheimer’s into living mice. A year later the mice demonstrated signs of Alzheimer’s and a look under the microscope showed the disease had grown within their brains. The disease registered in areas far from the original injection. Soto is optimistic about his work, believing it could lead to a possible cure for Alheimer’s. He told La Tercera, “If you can confirm that Alzheimer's has an infectious origin, we could determine the mode of transmission and prevention.” - Full Article Source

10/09/11 - Space Age Swiss Army Van

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The 15ft-long electric vehicle, which is set to go on sale in 2014, can sleep up to five people and boasts a kitchen, bathroom and lounge area. With a nod to the magical foldaway style of the Swiss Army knife, the walls of each room are collapsible and the seats fold down to create extra room. Called the Ecco, it is also a very green vehicle, producing zero emissions, while it is topped with solar paneled roof to charge a battery which requires eight hours of power for 24hours of use. But space is the main theme, in design and concept, so passengers enter the vehicle from the rear by a huge stairway which is folded into the ceiling. Both the driver and passenger have a circular window built into the large doors which open vertically towards the sky, while a large windscreen gives travelers a panoramic view of the road. But there is also an overwhelming space age feel to the design, abandoning the traditional 'box' shape for a teardrop-shaped vehicle that has no corners. A spokesman for NAU, the company which designed the Ecco, said: 'We want this vehicle to be as iconic as the VW camper van. 'While a bit wider than its Volkswagen predecessor, the Ecco's form is more aerodynamic, and the vehicle rides closer to the ground. 'The result is vastly improved interior volume, wonderful sight-lines for all passengers, and less wind resistance to boot.' 'We want to bring the freedom of the road back to generations of the future.' NAU says it has not yet decided on a price for the vehicle. - Full Article Source

10/09/11 - Modern physics gone in 60 nanoseconds
The world as we know it is on the brink of disintegration, on the verge of dissolution. Scientists at CERN, the European high-energy physics consortium, have announced the discovery of a particle that can travel faster than light. Neutrinos fired 454 miles from a supercollider outside Geneva to an underground laboratory in Gran Sasso, Italy, took less time (60 nanoseconds less) than light to get there. Or so the physicists think. Or so they measured. Or so they have concluded after checking for every possible artifact and experimental error. The implications of such a discovery are so mind-boggling, however, that these same scientists immediately requested that other labs around the world try to replicate the experiment. Something must have been wrong — some faulty measurement, some overlooked contaminant — to account for a result that, if we know anything about the universe, is impossible. And that’s the problem.

It has to be impossible because, if not, if that did happen on this Orient Express hurtling between Switzerland and Italy, then everything we know about the universe is wrong. The fundamental axiom of Einstein’s theory of relativity is the absolute prohibition on speed faster than light. Einstein’s predictions about how time slows and mass increases as one approaches the speed of light have been verified by a mountain of experimental evidence. As velocity increases, mass approaches infinity and time dilates, making it progressively and, ultimately, infinitely difficult to achieve light speed. Which is why nothing does. And nothing ever has. Until two weeks ago Thursday. That’s when the results were announced.

To oversimplify grossly: If the Gran Sasso scientists had a plate to record the arrival of the neutrinos and a super-powerful telescope to peer (through the Alps!) directly into the lab in Geneva from which they were being fired, the Gran Sasso guys would have “heard” the neutrinos clanging against the plate before they observed the Geneva guys squeeze the trigger on the neutrino gun. Sixty nanoseconds before, to be precise. Wrap your mind around that one. It’s as if someone told you that yesterday at drive time Topeka was released from Earth’s gravity. These things don’t happen. Natural laws don’t just expire between shifts at McDonald’s.

But if quantum mechanics was a challenge to human sensibilities, this pesky Swiss-Italian neutrino is their undoing. It means that Einstein’s relativity — a theory of uncommon beauty upon which all of physics has been built for 100 years — is wrong. Not just inaccurate. Not just flawed. But deeply, fundamentally, indescribably wrong. It means that the “standard model” of subatomic particles that stands at the center of all modern physics is wrong. Nor does it stop there. This will not just overthrow physics. Astronomy and cosmology measure time and distance in the universe on the assumption of light speed as the cosmic limit. Their foundations will shake as well. It cannot be. Yet, this is not a couple of guys in a garage peddling cold fusion. This is no crank wheeling a perpetual motion machine into the patent office. These are the best researchers in the world using the finest measuring instruments, having subjected their data to the highest levels of scrutiny, including six months of cross-checking by 160 scientists from 11 countries. But there must be some error. Because otherwise everything changes. We shall need a new physics. A new cosmology. New understandings of past and future, of cause and effect. Then shortly and surely, new theologies. - Full Article Source

10/09/11 - High Altitude Rocket 121,000 feet!
Qu8k - BALLS 20 - Carmack Prize Attempt - High Altitude Rocket On-board Video - On September 30, 2011 at 11:08am, Derek Deville's Qu8k (pronounced "Quake") launched from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to an altitude of 121,000' before returning safely to earth. Above 99% of the atmosphere the sky turns black in the middle of the day and the curvature of the earth is clearly visible. SHORT VERSION OF VIDEO HERE: http://youtu.be/5HTwbpjBUOk?hd=1 More Pictures and Info -- http://ddeville.com/derek/Qu8k.html Sponsors: http://www.mayback.com/ http://www.syntheon.com/ - Full Article Source


10/09/11 - Stuffing children's minds with 'alien rubbish'
The author of The God Delusion, who has previously described religious education provided by faith schools as a form of child abuse, said that the effect was "utterly deplorable" especially as it lasted until their university years. The prominent atheist said he could live with some faith schools that are vaguely religious and saved his fire for the schools that were teaching "total nonsense". Mr Dawkins, former Oxford University professor and evolutionary biologist, made his comments as he spoke to the Times Educational Supplement about the launch of a new science book. He said that while he opposed faith schools as a whole, it was the Muslim ones that worried him the most. "Occasionally, my colleagues lecturing in universities lament having undergraduate students walk out of their classes when they talk about evolution – this is almost entirely Muslims," he said. "So I think there's a very, very pernicious influence that is lasting up to the university years. That must be coming from certain schools." The fellow of New College, Oxford, said the lessons like his new book – The Magic of Reality – should teach children about the thousands of myths from around the world which were part of education to learn. "I do think it valuable to teach comparative religion as a sort of anthropological study and that's sort of what all my comparative myths in The Magic of Reality are about," he said. "If there's one thing I wanted to do in the book, it was that I don't want to downgrade myths, but the science is even more wonderful," he said. The Magic of Reality is published by Bantam Press priced £20. - Full Article Source

10/09/11 - Changing Frequency on Electrical Metallic Tubing
How to change frequency on Electrical Metallic Tubing while explaining the properties inherent in the materials composition. - Full Article Source


10/09/11 - QR code key fob helps your lost keys find their way home
KeelyNet Don’t you hate that feeling, the one you get when you have just realized that you have no clue where you may have left your keys? If you are unlucky enough to have lost them in a public place, odds are they are as good as gone. Pumping Station One member [celtwolf] thought it would be great if your keys could help someone contact you instantly upon finding them, so he created a key fob that did just that. SMS can use a similar URI scheme as the “mailto” protocol we are all familiar with, so [celtwolf] generated a URI that would send a text to his mobile phone with the message “I found your keys!”. He generated a QR code from the URI, then etched it on a piece of acrylic using a laser cutter. He filled in the recessed portions with a dark polymer clay, baked it, then coated it with a layer of nail polish for added durability. Now, if anyone finds his keys and takes a picture of the QR code with their smartphone, he will immediately receive a text letting him know they are safe and sound. What a great idea! - Full Article Source

10/09/11 - A Method of Stimulating Energy
The theory is that cells accumulate toxins which can be flushed using Reiki or electronic methods. One polarity causes the cells to expand and expel toxins, the opposite polarity causes the cells to contract, drawing in fresh fluids to clean out the cells. Over time this repeated process is believed to help the body rid itself of toxins. Build one and try it for yourself. No claims or medical advice are being given. If you have medical issues or questions, please consult a licensed medical practitioner. The MexiStim is simply an electronic timer which switches polarity every 15 minutes. Uses for the MexiStim are totally the responsibility of the reader or purchaser. No claims are made other than as a battery polarity switcher. - Full Article Source


10/09/11 - Coral Castle DeMystifed!

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What irrefutable proof is there that Ed either levitated the Coral Castle slabs of stones or made these stones 'temporarily lose weight'.

1. A group of young children claimed to see coral blocks floating through the air, "like hydrogen balloons."., Ed on this occasion let his guard down by knowing full well, nobody would believe 'children's fantasy tales'!
2. Chris Dunn's breaking strain rating of Ed's lifting chains (3/8" thickness) to be only just 3½ tons.
3. ‘Singing’ heard by neighbours, suggests the sonic levitation method - please see the science video above., also bear in mind his nearest neighbours were at least 300 yards away (or 274 metres), so the sound would of had to be quite loud to be heard at that particular distance...

KeelyNet In the summer of 1962 a psychic with a nom de plume (pseudonym) of Edward James came up with a non- technical description of Ed's levitation device and method of operation. Ed himself also acquired this knowledge of building together long lost ancient technology by his pyschic ability (born with a gift of radiesthesia). The treasure map along with the hoard of $3800 cash in one hundred dollar bills found in his room after he died in 1951, pointed to the whereabouts (although it only made sense to him and not anyone else) the buried location of the levitation device. He may of had a pet name for this device, of which the physics was based on its Sacred Geometry - number 16. His "Sweet Sixteen", I am very certain was a metaphor for the hidden code of geometry, that unlocks the ancient secret on how he really did it. In a nutshell, here is what I believe is the B.O.M. of parts: 8 pcs x ½" Diameter Steel EMT (Electrical Metal Tubing - called thin wall conduit) range from 18" to 36" Commonly used in the early twentieth century for building installations of electrical wiring, however its disadvantages are that it is more expensive today than plastic PVC electrical conduit, and you also need to earth EMT to ground, to prevent it becoming "live" in case of an electrical insulation fault. Interesting enough, the first pipe from left to right is measured as eighteen inches, there are eight pipes, the last pipe is twice as long (very much lower in audio resonating frequency). Therefore 8pcs x twice the length gives16! Perhaps another nickname for the new love in his life - "Sweet Sixteen", the other "Sweet Sixteen" he left behind in Florida City in 1936, and did not have a place for her in his heart when he moved to Homestead Florida, where Rock Gate Park (Coral Castle) sits today. More background information on this story comes from Joe Bullard who wrote the novel inspired by the true life story called "Waiting for Agnes", available from Dona West via link to http://readerwave.ecrater.com/p/6512283/waiting-for-agnes-by-florida-native. A ½" diameter by 18" long tube of EMT (also depends on wall thickness,diameter and density of the steel) but upon my first attempt it was close enough to obtain audio frequency near to Concert pitch (A4) 440Hz, to get me within the ballpark of what the nearest note is. The longest tube from the set of eight is 36" inches, which is precisely two octaves apart (2 x 8 = 16 ) yet again we have another reference to "Sweet Sixteen", so the closest lowest fundamental resonating frequency pitch is (A2) 110Hz to what we have to the modern 12 note tempered scale. (Doesn't this look an awful lot like a cloudbuster??? Much more at the link, fascinating. - JWD) - Full Article Source

10/09/11 - U.S. Bridges, Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms
Cities hire Chinese instead of American workers for building projects. - Full Article Source

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10/09/11 - Don't waste your money on alternative flu remedies
What's one of the things Time magazine says you should never waste your money on ever again? Alternative flu remedies—from homeopathic to herbal, there's no evidence that they actually produce results. The one exception: Homemade chicken soup. (Follow that link for a research paper that includes a recipe.)

Well, some of us have tried this and find if you catch it fast enough by recognizing early cold/flu symptoms and do what it says, you won't get a cold or flu. I've done it many times while others around me went down. - JWD - Full Article Source

10/09/11 - Brain to control a robotic body
KeelyNet Leading research centers around the world have announce a new international consortium called The Walk Again Project for scientific collaboration to develop and implement the first Brain Machine Interface (BMI) capable of restoring full mobility to patients suffering from a severe degree of paralysis. This lofty goal will be achieved by building a neuroprosthetic device that uses a BMI as its core, allowing the patients to capture and use their own voluntary brain activity to control the movements of a full-body prosthetic device. This “wearable robot,” also known as an “exoskeleton,” will be designed to sustain and carry the patient’s body according to his or her mental will. Hopefully, they will decide to make all the results open source. The Walk Again Project’s central goal is to develop and implement the first BMI capable of restoring full mobility to patients suffering from a severe degree of paralysis. This lofty goal will be achieved by building a neuroprosthetic device that uses a BMI as its core, allowing the patients to capture and use their own voluntary brain activity to control the movements of a full-body prosthetic device. This “wearable robot,” also known as an “exoskeleton,” will be designed to sustain and carry the patient’s body according to his or her mental will. - Full Article Source

10/09/11 - Molecule that can eliminate all allergies without side effects?
Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have announced a breakthrough approach to allergy treatment that inhibits food allergies, drug allergies and asthmatic reactions without suppressing a sufferer’s entire immunological system. The therapy centers on a special molecule the researchers designed, a heterobivalent ligand (HBL), which when introduced into a person’s bloodstream can, in essence, out-compete allergens like egg or peanut proteins in their race to attach to mast cells, a type of white blood cell that is the source of type-I hypersensitivity (that is, allergy). “Unlike most current treatments, this approach prevents allergic reactions from occurring in the first place,” says Basar Bilgicer, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and chemistry and biochemistry and principal investigator in Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics initiative. - Full Article Source

10/09/11 - Does Italian Demo Show Cold Fusion, or Snake Oil?
"Today, Wired.co.uk is running a story, 'Cold fusion rears its head as "E-Cat" research promises to change the world.' It gives an overview of the technology that claims to fuse hydrogen and nickel into copper, with no radioactive by-products, to produce copious amounts of heat, inexpensively, with a 1 megawatt plant scheduled to come on line later this month. Apparently, Wired was not aware that today is a big test in Italy by scientists from around the world, who will be observing the technology in operation, including self-looped mode. A real-time update page has been set up at PESWiki, which has been a primary news provider of this technology since it was announced last January." Wired's article is remarkably optimistic. I'd love for this to be true, but many decades of scientific-looking free-energy machine scams make it hard to be other than cynical; the claim of a secret catalyst which "can be produced at low cost," controlled-access for outside observers, the lack of published science to explain the claimed effect, and skepticism even from the free-energy world — along with a raft of pro-E-Cat websites registered anonymously earlier this year — all make it sound like this follows the marketing style of previous "over unity" / perpetual motion machines. I invite Andrea Rossi to take part in a Slashdot interview, if he's willing to answer readers' questions about his claims. - Full Article Source

10/09/11 - TV: New test of the E-cat enhances proof of heat
At a new test in Bologna on Thursday, the ‘E-cat’ invented by Andrea Rossi ran in a completely stable self sustained mode for over three hours. Ny Teknik attended the test. The test on Thursday was performed before a number of invited physicists and engineers from various countries – Italy, Sweden, USA and China – as well as journalists from a couple of Italian media outlets and Ny Teknik. One of the invited researchers was chemist Roland Pettersson, retired Associate Professor from the University of Uppsala and a colleague of Professor Sven Kullander’s. Kullander issued a report on the E-cat earlier this year; Pettersson has conducted research on LENR together with Professor Hidetsugu Ikegami from Osaka University in Japan. I’m convinced that this works, but there is still room for more measurements”, Pettersson told Ny Teknik after the test. The important new element in the test was that it was possible to bypass the controversial energy calculation, based on vaporization, by injecting the steam from the energy catalyzer into a heat exchanger, where a flow of water was heated. Although accuracy was moderate and the measurement set up could have been more advanced, results was clear, mainly because the E-cat ran for over three hours in self sustained mode. Furthermore, the casing enclosing the reactor was opened after completion of the test, and the invited guests was thus able to see what was inside – basically a heat exchanger with metal flanges; within it, according to Rossi, was a shielded flat reactor unit with three reactor chambers, only one of which was operating during the test... - Full Article Source


10/09/11 - Ohio Supreme Court Drawn Into Magnetic Homes Case
The Ohio Supreme Court will decide if a builder will have to replace magnetized parts of two couples' homes, even though they signed a limited warranty which did not specifically cover replacing positively- or negatively-charged building materials. After moving into the homes the couples found that something was not quite right. Their TV screens were distorted. Cordless phones ran into interference. Computer hard drives were corrupted. Soon after, it was discovered that steel joists in the homes had become magnetized." - Full Article Source

10/09/11 - Fun with an Old Spark Coil (Jan, 1932)

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ALTHOUGH producing a spark only about three-eighths of an inch in length, an auto (Ford) spark coil can be made to produce a brilliant stream of sparks, about two inches in length, by interposing small flakes of graphite throughout the gap. This is easily accomplished by dusting flake graphite on a tacky varnish card through which are fitted two machine bolts or binding posts for contact with the secondary terminals. Trick cigarette papers can be made, by holding the book type of papers in the spark stream of a coil. The sparks will perforate the paper; so that a cigarette rolled with it will not draw no matter how hard it is puffed. “Jacob’s ladder” operates well on a larger-size spark coil. This “ladder” consists of two stretched upright wires, spaced about half an inch apart at the bottom, and about an inch apart at the top. When they are connected to the secondary side of a coil, sparks will run up the wires, forming a ladder of fire. A luminous character cut from metal foil can be made to give a brush discharge which is extremely interesting and pretty. Three sheets of glass are taken and, between the bottom and middle glasses, a sheet of tin foil is placed and connected with one secondary terminal. The character, say a letter or club insignia cut from tin foil, is placed between the middle and the third sheet of glass and connected to the other secondary terminal. This set-up works well on a small auto coil. If an upright metal plate, about eight inches, is mounted on one secondary terminal and the coil operated, a neon lamp will light when placed as much as eight inches from the coil. - Full Article Source

10/09/11 - DHS Goes Ahead With 'Pre-Crime' Detection Project
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun testing its project to predict future crimes on members of the public. The Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST) project is "designed to track and monitor, among other inputs, body movements, voice pitch changes, prosody changes (alterations in the rhythm and intonation of speech), eye movements, body heat changes, and breathing patterns." A field test was performed at a large venue earlier this year, and documents recently obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request indicate that testing is proceeding on other members of the public as well. "It's not clear whether these people were informed that they're participating in a FAST study." - Full Article Source

10/09/11 - Graphene Creates Electricity When Struck By Light
News out of MIT about another interesting and potentially useful property of graphene. Researchers have known for several years that graphene generates electricity when exposed to sunlight, but incorrectly attributed it to the photovoltaic effect. A new paper shows that the current is actually generated from the much more unusual 'hot-carrier' response. Quoting: "The material’s electrons, which carry current, are heated by the light, but the lattice of carbon nuclei that forms graphene’s backbone remains cool. It’s this difference in temperature within the material that produces the flow of electricity. ... Such differential heating has been observed before, but only under very special circumstances: either at ultralow temperatures (measured in thousandths of a degree above absolute zero), or when materials are blasted with intense energy from a high-power laser. This response in graphene, by contrast, occurs across a broad range of temperatures all the way up to room temperature, and with light no more intense than ordinary sunlight." It will take more work to determine what new applications are reasonable from an efficiency perspective, but it does broaden graphene's already-impressive capabilities. - Full Article Source

10/09/11 - New Sky-Writing Gun Flashes Advertisements on Clouds (Mar, 1930)

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Advertisements written on the clouds in letters 50 feet high is the latest publicity novelty, made possible by the invention of a sky-writing “gun” which directs the rays of a three million candlepower searchlight through a perforated metal slide, much like a magic lantern on a huge scale. The photo above shows Walter A. Meares demonstrating the gun, and the drawing shows how it operates. Smoke bombs manufacture clouds. - Full Article Source

10/09/11 - FBI Plans Nationwide Face-Recognition Trials In 2012
"The FBI by mid-January will activate a nationwide facial recognition service in select states that will allow local police to identify unknown subjects in photos, bureau officials told Nextgov. The federal government is embarking on a multiyear, $1 billion dollar overhaul of the FBI's existing fingerprint database to more quickly and accurately identify suspects, partly through applying other biometric markers, such as iris scans and voice recordings." - Full Article Source

10/09/11 - Florida School District Begins Fingerprinting Students
"The Washington County school district in Florida has placed fingerprint scanners at the entrance to Chipley High School. They've also made a decision to run an alternate trial by placing the scanners on buses since most kids in the district ride buses every day. Since the beginning the fingerprinting, attendance is up, but not everyone is in agreement that the costs and risks are worth the attendance boost." - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - DRACO - is this the end of infection?
Viruses are not considered living organisms, as they are incapable of reproducing by themselves and must use a host cell to be successful. This, however, doesn’t stop them from creating a big mess. Throughout history, viruses have taken huge numbers of human lives, decimated populations and, in some cases, destroyed entire civilizations. To this day, damage caused by the AIDS virus, influenza and the hepatitis family reminds us that these organisms, as primitive as they are, are just like any dangerous predator that threatens human life. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed a medicine that targets a common step in the reproduction of the majority of viruses. When their genetic material is copied inside the cells, the virus produces a structure called “double-stranded RNA”; because this unique structure is missing in non-infected cells, a protein tied specifically to the double-stranded RNA allows for the specific targeting of the cells containing the virus. By combining this protein with another protein that triggers cell death through apoptosis, it becomes possible to eliminate the infected cells without any side effects on the healthy cells. The preliminary data is spectacular: the medicine, named DRACO (Double-stranded RNA Activated Caspase Oligomerizers) has the ability to target cells infected by 15 or so different viruses, including those responsible for colds, flu, AIDS, polio and dengue fever. More interesting still, mice infected by the dangerous H1N1 virus were completely cured by the medicine. If these results hold steady on a human scale, this is obviously a major discovery that could revolutionize the treatments for viral infections. - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - Lost in Space - Wish upon a Star
KeelyNet When Dr. Smith and Will discover a magic wish-granting machine, the family becomes intoxicated with greed. But the party ends when a strange alien creature reclaims the magic machine.

Despite the bad acting, sometimes this show (and others) had interesting concepts. In this episode the alien device appears to channel concentrated thought through a radioactive source that converts either the radioactive material or actual zpe into physical reality. Since it seemed to have an infinite life, I'd think the radioactive element would eventually dissolve so I'd go with a ZPE converter. A fascinating idea in the form of a wishing machine. They limit its use to twice a day and there are limits to its power as to size. An attempt to 'wish up' a 2nd full size Jupiter 2 spaceship produces only a 2 foot model.

Think of it as phase changes. If we could concentrate the local zpe, condense it into matter, the exact opposite of e=mc^, then there must be limits to how much and how fast we could extract/convert ambient zpe or it would I think produce side effects.

Positive (constructive) interferences add to and multiply while Negative (destructive) interferences subtract from and divide frequencies. This means that we have a spectrum of creation generated from the divisions of the Aether which can be shown by the following :

   Aether slowed down and extended yields
       Magnetism slowed down and extended yields
            Electricity slowed down and extended yields
                Light slowed down and extended yields
                   Heat slowed down and extended yields
                       Sound slowed down and extended yields
                           Physical Vibration slowed down and extended yields
                               Matter

KeelyNet Sparky Sweets VTA seemed to produce time and gravity anomalies as more power was extracted from the local zpe field. Some say anyone standing near such a machine have their life force and even their physical body slowly disintegrated and partially sucked in as part of the zpe condensation. That people who work with true zpe converters are frequently ill and some die not realizing the dangers. This would pose a problem for people who want to use them to power their house or vehicle. There can be no shielding because it is using the essence of space itself to produce the energy or physical thrust. The amount of energy or thrust produced would determine the drain on the local field and how far it would extend to envelope all matter and life.

There is another machine which uses an X shaped magnet. The inventors claimed it too had life damaging properties from radiation so was kept far from the house in their backyard, with power cables leading to the house. I'm not sure if zpe came into play in the X machines case because they seemed to think it was radiation from matter being converted to energy. So much of this needs to be tested and the dangers discovered before anyone could ever get true free energy converters (from zpe at least) safely into the market. - JWD - Full Article Source


10/06/11 - Paris Launches World's First Electric Car Share Program
"Yesterday Paris took a big step towards clean transportation as it launched the world's first electric car share program. Created by Vincent Bollore, the Autolib electric car-share is modeled off the city's popular bike share system, and it will be the largest program of its kind in the world. By December the program will include 250 electric vehicles, and it's planned to expand in 2012 if the first leg of the project is successful." - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - The Strange Powers of the Placebo Effect
A look at the many strange effects of placebos. - Full Article Source


10/06/11 - Revolutionary energy system invented in Cyprus
CYPRUS IS attracting worldwide attention for a breakthrough research energy programme on a concentrated solar power (CSP) desalination plant, which could solve Cyprus’ energy and water supply headaches. The programme looks to use solar energy to simultaneously produce electricity and desalinated water, with the potential of producing up to 5 million extra litres of fresh water a day, according to the British Science Museum’s description. CSP is achieved with the use of strategically placed mirrors, which reflect and focus sunlight onto a central receiver. This transforms solar energy into thermal energy and is stored. This stored thermal energy transforms water into steam which subsequently produces electrical energy through steam turbines. At the same time, the remaining energy is used to desalimate the water through evaporation. The efficiency of the model is a new development in this field, since the energy that would otherwise be wasted in a normal solar plant would now be used for desalination. "Once the water becomes steam, we have the capacity to choose whether to proceed with the energy transformation or store the energy for the nightime" said Zittis. The combination of the two processes is the breakthrough many scientists have been waiting for, as it is seen as the answer to many flaring issues faced by the planet, such as the energy crisis and drought. ITN News was positive that more desalinised water would result in higher agricultural production and subsequently a way to tackle hunger. “This is a promising technology that is still absent in the Mediterranean region” said a CYI source. “It is quite a revolutionary invention.” - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - It Gets Better
Throughout my life, I have understood what it means to feel different. As someone with dyslexia, I still have nightmares about spelling bees from childhood. Not everyone grows up the same way. But if you work hard and persevere, it does get better. It takes courage to be who you are and recognize that no matter why someone is teasing or bullying you, it gets better. Whether you're gay, lesbian, look differently from other kids, or whether your family is different, it gets better. I have always supported the full rights of all Vermonters, regardless of sexual orientation, religion or gender. People are changing; the way we learn is changing. Use perservance and work through these dark times, because regardless of your differences, you can do great things. Something happened to the audio, this was playing perfectly a couple of days ago when I first saw it...looks like its been hacked, you can see how the image dims and thats when the audio goes down to nothing. Youtube needs to fix it or someone upload a fresh copy, its a good video. - JWD - Full Article Source


10/06/11 - How to End the Recession
Hard Times is the American story, now and for the next several years at least. How we find the way back to jobs and growth is the only question. And we have the answer, because changing the energy system is the way back to economic growth. According to some economists, it's perhaps the ONLY way back. The only new engine of growth, as there is no great new wave of technology, pharmaceuticals, housing, consumer spending and certainly no credit bubble on the horizon. Saving the climate is the path out of the economic mess. The great waves of growth set off by the intercontinental railroads, the interstate highways, the internet, production for WWII -- energy transformation is the next wave. This should be our message for these hard times. In California today, solar energy is now beating -- that's right, beating -- the price of new natural gas power plants. It's far cheaper than new nuclear, and now competitive with filthy coal. Solar's price has dropped 70% in only three years, and like cell phones and dvd players, will drop more as demand soars till in just a few years it will be competitive in the rest of the nation. Like with cell phones, you can now get solar on your roof even in New Jersey and Maryland for free when you sign a contract. No cost to you. With immediate utility bill reductions, and a guaranteed level price for 20 years. It sounds too good to be true, but it's a fact. Believe me people are attracted to prices that can never go up and power that can't run out. Shouldn't we tell people? Solar creates 7 times the jobs per dollar as fossil fuel investments. Building a smart grid with fuel-free renewable power sources will mean more affordable electric bills, with zero price volatility. Isn't it time we told people, and seized the economic high ground? Driving an electric car already costs no more than the equivalent of 75 cents a gallon or less. Now there's a great bumper sticker -- I PAY 75 CENTS A GALLON. In time, car batteries will also get cheaper and store power from the grid. Energy transformation -- and along the way preserving civilization from burning up -- is the way back to sound growth. Not only to jobs, but to prosperity. This is a winning message, and it's the truth. It is also a message that will cross the political divide we face, where so many Republicans oppose climate action. It will attract business and split Republicans, which is essential. How will they look standing in the way of economic growth as the recession or worse continues to smolder? Meanwhile, to continue the narrative, energy business as usual will cause accelerating economic decline as we keep sending ever greater sums out of the country for oil rather than using the money to employ our own people. Energy business as usual will guarantee higher fuel prices as world demand grows -- why don't we tell people? Instead the environmentalists are branded as the folks who will raise energy costs. This is truly upside down. - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - Thoughts on the improbability of Time Travel
Time is tricky stuff after all, and the in-built ambiguity of language also contributes to easily missing the many facets of the time conundrums. I had previously brought up the idea of the central pulse coming from the middle of universe at the rate of 22/twenty-two trillion times a second. This pulse does not merely provide a synchronizing ‘beat’ for universe. Such an understanding is severely lacking. Rather this pulse IS universe in the very real sense of the pulse triggering creation. As it happens, this pulse comes 22/twenty-two trillion times a second, and every time it occurs, the universe that consciousness experiences as the ‘material world or universe’ creates itself. That is the pulse comes out of the central point of universe and using no-time, travels instantly to the center of all galaxies, and through them to all other matter in universe down to the level of the perceived atomic solidity, and then each and every ‘atom’ within universe creates itself to the beat of the pulse. We note a number of points about this idea. There are also 22/twenty-two trillion pauses each second, and these pauses allow for the existence of what physics calls ‘entropy’. Further it is the duality of pulse/pause that allows for all perceived movement, including the ‘perceived passage of time’. We note that it is the speed of creation (at the rate of 22/twenty-two trillion times a second), that tricks our minds and senses into perceiving reality as ‘solid’. Further, as our senses themselves, along with our bodies and minds, are participating in the continuous creation, it is nearly impossible to ‘see’ continuous creation as it occurs. The perceived passage of time for those beings within universe is dependent upon the duality of the pulse and pause. Not only does the pause allow for entropy to exist, it also provides the perceived dynamism of ‘time’. It is worth noting here that the sensory supplied human (and other earth life form) minds are perceiving at the rate of about 30 to 60 frames (pulse/pause rate) per second, so it is little wonder that such minds are convinced that reality is solid. Within the continuous creation model of reality, the definition of time becomes a bit simpler on the poor human mind. In fact, since reality is continuously destroying itself 22/twenty-two trillion times a second, it logically follows that the ‘past’ exists in only the space between a pulse and the following pause in which reality destroys itself. Thus ‘past time’ is now explained. Of course, we note that humans, trapped as complex vibration fields (both dynamic and standing = yang/yin) in which our sensory organs, and perception abilities are limited to 30/thirty to 60/sixty pulse/pause per second, will perceive the ‘past time’ as somewhat longer due to the ‘lag time’ that is involved with our processing of our sensory perceptions. Make sense? So even our sensory organs down at the atomic and lower levels are destroying themselves 22/twenty-two trillion times a second, but because we life forms operate at so much slower a mental rate, we are not aware of our own continuous destruction, or continuous creation. Nor for that matter, the rest of material universe that we ‘think’ surrounds our corporal forms. - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - Bikers Cinema
Carlsberg stunts in Belgium with 148 bikers in a movie theatre. Some innocent couples want to take their seat, but the room is filled with not-so- friendly gentlemen... How will they react? - Full Article Source


10/06/11 - Need a Job?
Believe it or not, a place exists where companies are hiring like crazy, and you can make $15 an hour serving tacos, $25 an hour waiting tables and $80,000 a year driving trucks. You just have to move to North Dakota. Specifically, to one of the tiny towns surrounding the oil-rich Bakken formation, estimated to hold anywhere between 4 billion and 24 billion barrels of oil. Oil companies have only recently discovered ways to tap this reserve. And along with the manpower needed to extract the oil, the town is now scrambling to find workers to support the new rush of labor. Watford City is at the center of the Bakken formation. While it is home to less than 3,000 permanent residents, there are about 6,500 people there right now, as job hunters relocate to seek out high-paying jobs. - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - Dipping May Improve Ultracapacitors and Batteries
KeelyNet While ultracapacitors provide quick bursts of power and can be recharged many more times than batteries without losing their storage capacity, they can store only a 10th as much energy as batteries, which limits their applications. To improve their energy density, researchers have focused on the use of electrode materials with greater surface area—such as graphene and carbon nanotubes—which can hold more charge-carrying ions. The Stanford team, led by Yi Cui and Zhenan Bao, used composite electrodes made of graphene and manganese oxide. Manganese oxide is considered an attractive electrode material because, "one, manganese is abundant so it's very low cost," Cui says. "It also has high theoretical capacity to store ions for supercapacitors." However, in the past its use has been hindered by its low conductivity, which makes conveying ions in and out of the material difficult. The researchers dipped the composite electrodes into either a carbon nanotube solution or a conductive polymer solution. The coating improves the electrodes' conductivity and hence their capacitance—their ability to store charge—by 20 percent and 45 percent respectively. The researchers report their work in a paper that appeared online in the journal Nano Letters. - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - Taiwanese Researchers Develop 'Invisible Key'
A team of Taiwanese researchers have developed an invisible key which would unlock doors through hand gestures only, the head of the team announced Monday. "In the future, you won't have to worry about losing or forgetting your keys," said Tsai Yao-Pin, who teaches at the Technology and Science Institute of Northern Taiwan. At the core of the invisible key technology is a chip that acts like a sensor, detecting movement in three dimensions, just like in Nintendo's Wii video game console, Tsai said. The user can setup a complex hand gesture only they know. Then, when they want to lock or unlock a door they place their hand in front of a sensor and carry out the gesture. Obviously some kind of gesture recording procedure is required first, but once done you can no longer forget or lose your key, you can only forget the gesture. Users would unlock their doors by acting out a gesture preset in the sensor, according to Tsai. The news report further said, Tsai estimated that it make take half a year for the invention to go commercial as several interested companies have approached him.

Reminds me of the corny movie 'The Raven' (1963) which is a B movie horror-comedy produced and directed by Roger Corman. The film stars Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Boris Karloff as a trio of rival sorcerers. Also a very young Jack Nicholson. Where Karloff wants the secret hand gestures from Price so he can become a master to perform advanced magick.

KeelyNetI think of Egyptian god Thoth's 'words of power' combined with the correct hand gestures and a sustained, mentally projected pattern (cymatics), could produce changes in physical reality. Thoth was the magician's magician since he is endowed with complete knowledge and wisdom. He invented all the arts and sciences, astronomy, soothsaying, magic, medicine, surgery and most important of all - writing. As inventor of hieroglyphs, he was titled 'Lord of the Holy Words'; he was the first of magicians and compiled books of magic which contained 'formulas which commanded all the forces of nature and subdued the very gods themselves'. He appears to be long-suffering and is usually called upon to sort out the chaos created by the rest of the pantheon. It was this power that earned him the name Tahuti - three times very, very great - which the Greeks translated as Hermes Trismegistus. - JWD - Full Article Source

Watch the beginning of the 'duel' about 7:55

The last part of the 'duel'


10/06/11 - GPS inventor asks Supremes to ban warrantless GPS tracking
The Electronic Frontier Foundation are asking the Supreme Court to ban the practice of using warrantless GPS-based bugs to track citizens' movements. They've just been joined in their appeal by Roger L. Easton, the principal inventor of GPS technology. In an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court Monday in United States v. Jones, EFF, Mr. Easton, along with other technology experts, pointed out the many ways in which GPS tracking is fundamentally different from and more invasive than other surveillance technologies the court has allowed before, and how law enforcement use of GPS without a warrant violates Americans' reasonable expectations of privacy. "This is the first case where the Supreme Court will consider automatic, persistent, passive location tracking by law enforcement," said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Marcia Hofmann. "The government can use location information over time to learn where you go to church, what sort of doctors you go to, what meetings and activities you participate in, and much more. Police should not have blanket permission to install GPS devices and collect detailed information about people's movements over time without court review." In Jones, FBI agents planted a GPS device on a car while it was on private property. Agents then used the GPS to track the position of the vehicle every ten seconds for a full month without obtaining a search warrant. An appeals court ruled that the surveillance was unconstitutional without a warrant, but the government appealed the decision. - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - “A Tornado BUSTER” for the Mid-West (May, 1931)

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The drawing illustrates the scheme proposed by Hans Kutschbach to prevent tornadoes in the Mid-west. This scheme, a modification of a similar project by Dessoliers, a French engineer, calls for the construction of a huge revolving cone that will serve to produce artificial whirlwinds, or potential tornadoes. The moist heated air from the surface of the lake swirls about the cone, then rises to the sky, thus equalizing the atmospheric pressure. The advantage of this scheme lies in the fact that the cone virtually holds the potential tornado stationary, so that it does no damage. - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - The Spark of Life
We have the standard 6ft. fence in the backyard, and a few months ago, I heard about burglaries increasing dramatically in the entire city. To make sure this never happened to me, I got an electric fence and ran a single wire along the top of the fence. Actually, I got the biggest cattle charger Tractor Supply had, made for 26 miles of fence. I then used an 8 ft. long ground round, drove 7.5 feet into the ground. The ground rod is the key, with the more you have in the ground, the better the fence works. One day I'm mowing the back yard with my cheapo Wal-Mart 6hp big wheel push mower.... The hot wire is broken and laying out in the yard. I knew for a fact that I unplugged the charger. I pushed the mower around the wire and reached down to grab it, to throw it out of the way. It seems as though I hadn't remembered to unplug it after all. Now I'm standing there, I've got the running lawnmower in my right hand and the 1.7 gigavolt fence wire in the other hand. Keep in mind the charger is about the size of a marine battery and has a picture of an upside down cow on fire on the cover. Time stood still. The first thing I notice is my b**ls trying to climb up the front side of my body. My ears curled downwards and I could feel the lawnmower ignition firing in the backside of my brain.. Every time that Briggs & Stratton rolled over, I could feel the spark in my head. I was literally at one with the engine. It seems as though the fence charger and the POS lawnmower were fighting over who would control my electrical impulses. (read the rest at the link, Hilarious! My favorite - 4 - My left eye will not open, 5 - My right eye will not close. - JWD) - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - How to Exploit Post-Cataract Ultraviolet Vision?
"I recently had cataract surgery with a Crystalens implant. With my cloudy yellowing (UV-filtering) natural lens removed, I see the world in a new light (more on that in a moment) as everything is brighter and colors are more vivid ... plus in focus. As a typical Slashdot reader, I've been myopic since childhood, so it's wonderful not to have to wear glasses/contacts for distance. One interesting oddity is that I can now see ultraviolet light — it seems that there are a few people who have photoreceptors sensitive below 400nm into the UV spectrum. I've done some testing with a Black Light and UV filter to confirm this but would love to do more conclusive testing such as using a Monochromator — anyone in the Boulder, Colorado area have access to one? And any suggestions from Slashdot readers on how I can further explore this phenomenon? While I can't see dead people, I guess I have a 'superpower' ... although I'm not sure a middle-aged suburbanite dad should don purple tights and cape to become a crime-fighter!" - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - World Solar Challenge 2011 Starts In Two Weeks
"In less than two weeks the bi-annual World Solar Challenge will start. Around forty teams, mostly made up of university students from around the globe, will battle each other for first place in the de facto world championship of solar car racing. The teams will race each other on the 3000km Stuart highway between Darwin and Adelaide, while dodging road trains, dust devils and kangaroos. The fastest teams will cover this distance in four to five days, while it is by no means certain that all teams will make it to the finish line. In 2009, the Tokai University team from Japan unexpectedly took first place in this high-tech brain sport, with four-time winner Nuon Solar Team having to settle for second place. Who will win this edition? There are a number of very strong contenders, but as the differences among the top teams and their cars are very, very small it's impossible to say in advance." - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - Wiki Editor Helps Reveal Pre-9/11 CIA Mistakes
"Kevin Fenton was reading the Department of Justice's 2004 Inspector General report on pre-9/11 intelligence failures. Parts of it didn't make sense to him, so he decided to add the information in the report to Paul Thompson's 9/11 timeline at the wiki-style website History Commons. Eventually, Fenton's work led him to uncover the identity of a CIA manager who ran the Bin Ladin unit before 9/11, when agents there deliberately withheld information about two 9/11 hijackers from the FBI. That manager was named Richard Earl Blee and he is now the subject of a documentary by Ray Nowosielski and John Duffy, of secrecykills.org, who confirmed his identity using techniques right out of the 70s film All the President's Men. Blee, along with Cofer Black and George Tenet, have found the work disturbing enough to release a joint statement denying some of the allegations." - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - NASA, Google Award $1.35M For Ultra-Efficient Electric Aircraft
"NASA today awarded what it called the largest prize in aviation history to a company that flew their aircraft 200 miles in less than two hours on less than one gallon of fuel or electric equivalent. Their aircraft is the Taurus G4 by Pipistrel-USA.com. The twin fuselage motor glider features a 145 kW electric motor, lithium-ion batteries, and retractable landing gear." - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - Government Handouts
KeelyNet The numbers are growing: Nearly Half of U.S. Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefit. Nearly half, 48.5%, of the population lived in a household that received some type of government benefit in the first quarter of 2010, according to Census data. Those numbers have risen since the middle of the recession when 44.4% lived households receiving benefits in the third quarter of 2008. / The share of people relying on government benefits has reached a historic high, in large part from the deep recession and meager recovery, but also because of the expansion of government programs over the years. UPDATE: Nearly half of the population lives in a household that has at least one member who receives some kind of government benefit. An earlier headline incorrectly suggested that half of American households receive some government benefit. Due to differences in household size that isn’t the case. - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - Why we need to Restore the Original 13th Article of Amendment
The Original 13th Amendment - This Article of Amendment, ratified in 1819 and which just "disappeared" in 1876, added an enforceable strict penalty, i.e., inability to hold office and loss of citizenship, for violations of the already existing constitutional prohibition in Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8 on titles of nobility and other conflicts of citizenship interest, such as accepting emoluments of any kind for services or favors rendered or to be rendered, and is particularly applicable today in the 21st Century as government is increasingly FOR SALE to the highest bidder, as foreign and multinational corporations and individuals compete to line the pockets of politicians and political parties to accommodate and purchase protection or privilege, i.e. honors, for their special interests.

"If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them."

At the first reading, the meaning of this 13th Amendment (also called the "title of nobility" Amendment) seems obscure, unimportant. The references to "nobility", "honour", "emperor", "king", and "prince" lead us to dismiss this amendment as a petty post-revolution act of spite directed against the British monarchy. But in our modern world of Lady Di and Prince Charles, anti-royalist sentiments seem so archaic and quaint, that the Amendment can be ignored. Not so. Consider some evidence of its historical significance: * First, "titles of nobility" were prohibited in both Article VI of the Articles of Confederation (1777) and in Article I, Sections 9 and 10 of the Constitution of the United States (1787); * Second, although already prohibited by the Constitution, an additional "title of nobility" amendment was proposed in 1789, again in 1810, and according to Dodge, finally ratified in 1819.

Clearly, the founding fathers saw such a serious threat in "titles of nobility" and "honors" that anyone receiving them would forfeit their citizenship. Since the government prohibited "titles of nobility" several times over four decades, and went through the amending process (even though "titles of nobility" were already prohibited by the Constitution), it's obvious that the Amendment carried much more significance for our founding fathers than is readily apparent today.

It needs to be modified so that no government employee is allowed to accept any GIFTS, services, money or emoluments from ANYONE, any COMPANY, any Group at all inside or outside of the USA. If they do it, fine'em, fire'em and jail'em. China has KILLED government SERVANTS for neglecting their fiduciary responsibilities or not doing their jobs. The buck must stop eventually at one person or a group of people who have failed their jobs and need to be replaced. - JWD - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - Patent Troll Says Anyone Using Wi-Fi Infringes
"The Patent Examiner blog has the incredible story of Innovatio IP, a patent troll that recently acquired a portfolio of patents that its lawyers (what, you think there are any employees?) appear to believe cover pretty much any Wi-Fi implementation. They've been suing coffee shops, grocery stores, restaurants and hotels first — including Caribou Coffee, Cosi, Panera Bread Co, certain Marriotts, Best Westerns, Comfort Inns and more. ... The lawyer representing the company, Matthew McAndrews, seems to imply that the company believes the patents cover everyone who has a home Wi-Fi setup, but they don't plan to go after such folks right now, for 'strategic' reasons." - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - 3D Helicopter View Added To Google Maps
"Those not content with getting a 2D top-down or 360-degree street level view of a planned route using Google Maps can now enjoy a virtual flight over the route thanks to Google adding a new Helicopter View. The new feature, which currently only works in a full browser and requires the Google Earth plugin, lets users see 3D view, and should come in particularly handy for walkers or bike riders looking for a more intuitive view of potentially tiring hills." - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - Be very afraid of Civil Forfeiture
The US Department of Justice and police in Massachusetts have decided to confiscate a $1,000,000 motel from a family that has owned and operated it for two generations, because 0.0005%* of the guests have been arrested over the past 20 years. The police department and the Department of Justice will split the proceeds of the sale of the property and leave the owners -- who have never been charged with a crime -- with nothing. Imagine you own a million-dollar piece of property free and clear, but then the federal government and local law enforcement agents announce that they are going to take it from you, not compensate you one dime, and then use the money they get from selling your land to pad their budgets—all this even though you have never so much as been accused of a crime, let alone convicted of one. *UPDATE: This percentage doesn't add up. A person who wishes to remain anonymous emailed me the following: "0.0005% of a number is 0.000005, or 5x10^-6. >125,000 rooms times 5x10^-6 is >0.625 rooms, which means that there is either a spare zero somewhere in the IJ article, or the police are trying to seize the motel because there was an arrest of five-eighths of the occupants of a single room. I'm inclined to think that there's a spare zero in the IJ article, which would bring the number of rooms up to 6.25, a more sensible number." It's also possible that there are two spare zeroes (because people often confuse percentages and decimal numbers). - Full Article Source


10/06/11 - China's Alibaba Interested In Buying Yahoo
"Alibaba is a company that most Americans probably haven't heard of, but it's a hugely important Internet player in China, owning the Yahoo! China site as well as a host of other marketplace Websites. It's 40 percent owned by Yahoo, but now, in what seems a bit like a snake eating its own tail, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma has declared his interest in buying the embattled Internet portal outright." The San Francisco Chronicle has a Bloomberg News article with more details; they report that Alibaba is actually one of three parties looking into a joint bid for Yahoo, the others being the equity firm Silver Lake and Russian tech investor Digital Sky Technologies. - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - Climate Change Driving War?
"You may have heard of The Great Moderation (PDF), which argues that business cycles have become less volatile over time, and the Green Revolution, a set of initiatives that led to increased global food production. These, it has been argued, have led to a marked decrease in war across the world. But not so fast, says a study in Science. It may well be that periods of war, past and present, can be linked to changes in climate: 'The most direct way in which extreme climate shifts influence human society is through agriculture, Zhang says; a falling supply of crops will drive up the price of gold and cause inflation. Similarly, epidemics can be exacerbated by famine. And when people are miserable, they are likely to become angry with their governments and each other, resulting in war. But golden ages rise out of these dark periods, the team argues. For instance, a 100-year cold period beginning in 1560 caused shortened crop growing seasons. The researchers found a causal linkage with a decline in average human height by nearly an inch during this period, and the century was rife with disease and conflict. But the world began to warm in 1650; when Charles II was crowned king of England in 1660, the coronation sparked the Enlightenment era in Europe.'" - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - 175 MPH Student-Built EV Smashes Speed Record
"A team of Brigham Young University students recently smashed the world land speed record for electric vehicles by hitting a top speed of 175 miles per hour in their self-built electric car. The car, named 'Electric Blue,' reached high speeds thanks to lithium iron phosphate batteries and its streamlined design, which is capped by a tail fin for speed and agility." Take this Tesla! - JWD - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - Could Electron Counts Detect Major Earthquakes?
"According to a Japanese researcher, the electron count escalation high in the atmosphere could indicate that a major earthquake is going to happen within 30~40 minutes. That phenomenon was observed before three earthquakes since 2004. If confirmed, the earthquake detection system could save thousands of lives." - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - US Military To Field Test "Throwable" Robots
"Robots are a perfect tool to give soldiers in the field 'eyes' on a potentially hazardous situation without placing themselves in harm's way. With soldiers often operating in difficult terrain or entering buildings, the easiest way to get such robots into place is usually to throw them. Currently, many units use a small tactical robot called the Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle 320 which is equipped with video reconnaissance technology. However, this robot weighs a not very pack-friendly 32 pounds (14.5 kg), so the call has been put out for a lighter robot that is more easily transportable by dismounted units on the move and is able to be thrown into forward locations such as buildings and caves. To this end, the U.S. military is set to put three different types of lightweight, 'throwable' robots through a series of combat assessments in Afghanistan." - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - Film Turns Windows Into Solar Panels
"At the Ceatec electronics conference in Japan this week, 3M is showing film that turns windows into solar panels. Although the product only generates about 20% of the electricity of a traditional solar panel, it will cost about half as much, is much easier to install, and takes up no additional space. 'An average person could go to the store, buy some of this, and then bring it home and install it themselves,' said Yasuhiro Aoyagi, a senior manager in the company's construction markets division." - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - How to Escape from Zip Ties
Protesters pay attention here... - Full Article Source


10/06/11 - US Scientists Invited To Russian Yeti Hunt
"After an apparent increase of yeti sightings in the Kemerovo and Altai region of Siberia, a group of scientists from around the world are meeting to examine evidence possibly proving yeti existence. The scientists suspect there is a population of several dozen living in the area. The team hopes to spot a yeti or still living neanderthal man during their search of the area's mountains." - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - Steve Jobs Dead At 56
"Apple cofounder Steve Jobs was found dead in his Cupertino home this morning. I'm sure everyone in the Slashdot community will miss him — even if you didn't enjoy his work, there's no denying his contributions to popular culture. Truly an American icon." - Full Article Source

10/06/11 - Lynn Woodman's Most Excellent Rant
Watch this, he's rough but he makes many very good points. - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - X-Factor ebook refers to miracles of vitamins K1-K3
KeelyNet (The universal truth, 'You ARE what you Eat' is never better shown than in this chart - FIG. 95. Effect of different wheat products on rats. Left: whole wheat. Center: white flour. Right: bran and middlings mixture. The graphs record actual amount of indicated minerals present, as milligrams per cent. Only the rats on the whole wheat developed normally without tooth decay. Those on white flour had tooth decay, were underweight, had skin infections and were irritable. They did not reproduce. The third group were undersize. The balance of the ration was the same for all.) A friend and I have been swapping regeneration and rejuvenation information for awhile now. He sent me this ebook ad selling for $27 and making all kinds of healing claims. They tease about native diets that eat natural foods with a particular focus on this xfactor from an animal organ...of course they don't tell you the animal or the organ but the claims my friend and I have correlated to ferret out the original material. A wonderful book with ASTOUNDING PHOTOS showing how people who eat natural foods with high vitamin K2 levels are far healthier than those of us who eat western diets. I found the book for $23 at Amazon and my friend found it free online at the Gutenberg Project which you can read and copy from the link provided below. 'Nutrition and Physical Degeneration' Author: Weston A. Price, a truly enlightening book that should make us all want to drastically change our diet. Check out the photos taken around the world comparing natives who eat natural foods versus those who eat western type foods. You will be shocked. (Thanks Koen!) - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - Physics Confidential
KeelyNet Without the discoveries of nineteenth-century physicists and their successors, we could hardly imagine today’s world: no electrical power grid, no televisions, no satellites, no iPads. Physicists are justly proud of the many ways that their achievements have benefited humankind. But building a light bulb or a telephone doesn’t mean that you understand its basic principles (Thomas Edison and Alexander Bell certainly didn’t).

Unfortunately, many of my colleagues – particularly those who write textbooks – present physics as a towering, seamless basilica, ignoring the gaps in our hodge-podge of skewed models.

In fact, what is presented as a shimmering cathedral often more closely resembles a hastily erected shantytown.

For example, one needs only first-semester equations to describe reasonably well the behavior of a gyroscope; engineers can then go off and build gyrocompasses that guide aircraft or missiles to their destinations. But if you merely ask, “At what, exactly, is the gyroscope pointed?” you are plunged headlong into one of physics’ deepest questions, one that led Einstein to develop his general theory of relativity – and that, even today, has no definitive answer. I know of no undergraduate textbook that acknowledges the question.

On a more blatant, if less exalted, level, the force of friction makes its appearance in the first days of any first-year course. We declare, as if there can be no doubt, that friction impedes the motion between two bodies, and we invoke sophisticated microscopic models that show how the soles of running shoes bind to a track. Yet friction produces heat and thus an increase in entropy – which measures the amount of energy that cannot be used to perform work – and it therefore distinguishes past from future. The increase in entropy – the second law of thermodynamics – is the only law of nature that makes this fundamental distinction.

If Newtonian mechanics is at the bottom of everything, then one should be able to derive the second law of thermodynamics from Newtonian physics. But this has never been accomplished satisfactorily: the incompatibility of the second law with the other fundamental laws is perhaps the greatest paradox in all of physics. Still, we brazenly drop this enigma into the first days of a first-year course without batting an eye. We write down equations that show how friction slows the motion of sliding objects or dampens the vibrations in springs, but, ultimately, the math merely reproduces our observations while disguising our ignorance of what underlies them.

After decades – indeed, centuries – of employing such tricks, physicists have forgotten that they are modeling phenomena, not necessarily uncovering Divine Truth. For instance, we can easily write down the equations for a ball on a swinging spring, but if we stretch the spring enough and swing the ball hard enough, we can’t solve those equations. The motion becomes chaotic, making an exact mathematical solution impossible. Nowadays, with computers, we can approximate the trajectory as closely as we want. But that is the point: most physicists and students have lost sight of the distinction between the approximate and the exact. We can certainly learn something about chaotic systems without actually solving the equations, but if an old-fashioned mathematician demanded that a student predict where that ball was heading, the student would inevitably fail.

Even something as fundamental as Newton’s law of gravity is ultimately an approximation. Textbook authors dutifully write down the famous law without remarking that it results in infinite forces when the two attracting objects get infinitely close together. Never mind that infinite forces are a sure sign that your theory has gone up in smoke: in the current crop of textbooks sitting on my desk, not one mentions the obvious pathology. Our Princeton text compounds the oversight by declaring that, “strictly speaking” Newton’s law of gravity is valid only for particles. Well, particles are exactly where Newton goes awry – and not just in first-semester physics. The basic equation of electricity is “Coulomb’s law,” which governs the electrical attraction or repulsion between charged particles and looks exactly like Newton’s law of gravity. Now, we always tell students to imagine electrons as point particles, in which case they really do need to worry about those infinite forces. - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - DIY Hobbit Houses in Wales

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Some key points of the design and construction (of the original hobbit house):

Dug into hillside for low visual impact and shelter
Stone and mud from diggings used for retaining walls, foundations etc.
Frame of oak thinnings (spare wood) from surrounding woodland
Reciprocal roof rafters are structurally and aesthetically fantastic and very easy to do
Straw bales in floor, walls and roof for super-insulation and easy building
Plastic sheet and mud/turf roof for low impact and ease
Lime plaster on walls is breathable and low energy to manufacture (compared to cement)
Reclaimed (scrap) wood for floors and fittings
Anything you could possibly want is in a rubbish pile somewhere (windows, burner, plumbing, wiring…)
Woodburner for heating - renewable and locally plentiful
Flue goes through big stone/plaster lump to retain and slowly release heat
Fridge is cooled by air coming underground through foundations
Skylight in roof lets in natural feeling light
Solar panels for lighting, music and computing
Water by gravity from nearby spring
Compost toilet
Roof water collects in pond for garden etc.

Simon Dale's DIY second hobbit house (photo on right)in Wales' "first authorized 'low-impact' ecovillage." The home is their second foray into hobbit living. Several years prior, Simon Dale and his friends and family built the lovely green "Hobbit House" in Wales seen in the photo at left. - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - Smart Phones Help Manage Chronic Illness
App stores are exploding with programs designed to help people monitor their health using a smart phone. But the majority of these apps merely make it easier for patients to record health measures, such as weight or blood pressure. It's unclear if they actually significantly improve health behavior. Joseph Cafazzo, a biomedical engineer at the University Health Network, in Toronto, and collaborators have developed apps that do much more. Their apps interface wirelessly with medical devices—including a blood-pressure monitor and a blood-sugar monitor—and offer suggestions based on the readings. They found that people using the programs lowered their blood pressure and were more vigilant about monitoring and testing their blood sugar. In a yearlong clinical trial of the system involving 110 patients with diabetic hypertension, Cafazzo and colleagues had some people use the app and a home blood-pressure monitor, while others used only a monitor. Those who used the app had a drop in systolic blood pressure of 10 millimeters of mercury, on average, which would reduce the risk of cardiac events by about 25 percent. Those who used just the conventional pressure monitor saw no reduction in blood pressure. Physicians didn't significantly alter patients' medication or treatment regimens during the course of the study, so researchers say any changes in health must have been solely due to the monitoring app and related changes in patient behavior, such as new eating patterns and better medication compliance. "Just giving the monitor isn't enough," says Cafazzo. "Active telemonitoring keeps patients engaged." - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - Ape-pocalypse now!
KeelyNet A few weeks ago someone posted several authentic-looking Youtube “documentaries” about African chimpanzees that had learned to use weapons and became killer apes. A Sir David Attenborough sound-alike narrates the mini-movies like classic wildlife specials. We see a forest chimp wielding a huge knife while the voiceover explains: “In the late 1970s, Idi Amin’s forces trained a dozen chimpanzees to fight with machetes to protect his remote bunkers in the jungle… the apes are now teaching each other …and have attacked humans with gruesome and murderous efficiency…” In a companion video African soldiers hand an AK-47 to a chimp, who goes gaga, firing at the terrified soldiers as they scramble for cover. Some gullible viewers were taken in, but a few read past the main title, “Excerpt from British Wildlife Documentary,” to the giveaway small type: “20th Century Fox Research Library.”Both well-produced fakes, the videos exemplify the carefully crafted “viral” internet campaigns that have become an indispensible part of the Hollywood Dream Machine. The movie they are flogging is, of course, The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, an extremely entertaining popcorn epic—the latest in the popular long-running franchise. Employing the considerable talents of hundreds of computer artists, it is an absolute triumph of CG (computer generated) animation. Orangs, chimps and gorillas in Boule’s original tale act not so much like different species as takeoffs on our own society. Chimps are bright, flexible and innovative, which often lands them in trouble with the ape establishment. Gorillas are brutal, stupid, and follow orders well; they form a state police or military caste. Among the original film’s most striking images are the legions of armed, leather-clad gorillas on horseback, chasing down fleeing human captives. Orthodoxy in thought and policy is maintained by overly dignified orang-utans, who serve on all scientific boards and committees. In homage to the late Maurice Evans, who played the pompous Dr. Zaius, the magnificent red ape in the current incarnation is called “Maurice.” The current summer blockbuster is the most sophisticated yet, touching on species-defining matters of intelligence, cognition, loyalty and betrayal, the relationship between ourselves and our nearest evolutionary kin, and the conundrum of being human. Eventually, the apes, using sophisticated military strategy, mount an assault on police vehicles in the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge. They charge the armed cops, making sounds that could best be described as a shrieking Justin Bieber amplified on steroids. So what do apes really want? According to one snarky newspaper review, their objectives are only to live unmolested in the redwood forest of California, and maybe to receive an official apology for the 1976 De Laurentis remake of King Kong. - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - Could Seawater Solve the Freshwater Crisis?
Modern desalination plants use a technology called reverse osmosis, pressing salty water through ultrathin, semipermeable plastic membranes. Unable to pass through, large molecules or ions, such as salt, are filtered out, so fresh water flows out the other side. This method wastes much less energy than earlier desalination techniques, such as heating seawater and harvesting fresh water from the steam. But a typical reverse osmosis plant can still spend up to 40 percent of its operating costs on generating electricity to run the system—a big reason engineers are searching for ways to cut costs and make plants more efficient, starting at the membrane level. Another puzzle is what to do with the salty water, or brine, created as part of the desalination process. If a plant is close to the ocean, the brine can be safely released back into the sea if it's dissolved beforehand. But getting rid of this concentrated solution is more problematic for inland reverse osmosis (RO) plants. "If you're away from a coastal region, it's not a simple matter," Cohen said. "There are regulations that, in some regions, may prevent discharge of the RO concentrate back into a surface water body or into the sewer. And in certain areas, injecting that water underground may not be permitted and can be very costly." - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - NASA Releases Closer Looks at Apollo Landing Sites

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So if we didn't go to the Moon, how come you can see the tracks and trash left behind by Apollo astronauts? (photoshopped maybe?) New images of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites are the highest resolution pictures ever of human forays onto another world, as seen from a bird’s eye view — or in this case, a satellite’s eye view. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter dipped to a lower altitude, just 21 kilometers (13 miles) over the lunar surface. “We like to look at the Apollo landing site images because it’s fun,” said LRO principal investigator Mark Robinson at a media briefing today. “But LROC (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera) is looking at the whole Moon, and we have now taken 1,500 of these very high resolution images from all around the Moon which will help scientists and engineers to plan where we want to go in the future.” This is the third resolution of Apollo sites that the LRO team has released — the first came from LRO’s commissioning phase where the altitude was about 100 km and the resolution was about 1 meter per pixel; next came the release of images from an altitude of about 50 km, with a resolution of about 50 cm per pixel; and now from about 21-22 km altitude with a resolution of 25 cm per pixel. “These are the sharpest images of Apollo landing sites we’ll probably ever get with LRO,” said Rich Vondrak, LRO project scientist, “as we’ll never go as low in altitude as we were in the past month.” LRO has now returned to its circular orbit of 50 km above the surface. This altitude requires monthly reboosts and since keeping LRO in that orbit would quickly exhaust the remaining fuel, in mid-December, LRO will move to an elliptical orbit, (30 km over south pole and 200 km over north pole). LRO will be able to stay in this orbit for several more years. “This has been a highly productive mission, releasing a total of 245 terabytes of data — which would be a stack of 52,000 DVDs,” Vondrak said. Next week the science team will put out their 7th public release of data to the Planetary Data System, making all that data available to the public. - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - 'Shrimp On A Treadmill': The Politics Of 'Silly' Studies
The report, put out by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), blasted the National Science Foundation, a major government funder of research, saying it squandered taxpayer money on questionable science projects, including one pursued by Burnett and his colleagues that involved putting shrimp on a tiny treadmill. Lawmakers and political groups like to point to government spending that seems wasteful — especially in tough economic times. And one popular target has been scientific studies that either sound silly or involve foreign countries or have to do with sex. Looking at past examples, however, shows that there seems to be a pattern to how research gets singled out — and what happens after it's put under the spotlight. Take the case of the "shrimp on a treadmill." Burnett says the senator's report linked that work to a half-million-dollar research grant. But that money actually went to a lot of different research that he and his colleagues did on this economically important seafood species. The treadmills were just a small part of it, a way to measure how shrimp respond to changes in water quality. Burnett says the first treadmill was built by a colleague from scraps and was basically free, and the second was fancier and cost about $1,000. The senator's report was misleading, says Burnett, "and it suggests that much money was spent on seeing how long a shrimp can run on a treadmill, which was totally out of context." John Hart, a Coburn spokesperson, said in an email that "our report never claimed all the money was spent on shrimp on a treadmill. The scientists doth protest too much. Receiving federal funds is a privilege, not a right. If they don't want their funding scrutinized, don't ask." Meanwhile, Burnett says "shrimp on a treadmill" is fast becoming a shorthand for government waste. It's been featured by Forbes, in an ad from AARP and in a commentary by Mike Huckabee, who said, "I don't care what shrimps do on a treadmill. I don't want my shrimp going to the gym." ...the attacks do worry officials at science agencies. Kraut thinks scientists will always have to deal with this kind of thing. "Much of the policy debate in Washington, it's all about appearances," he says. "And it's easy in sound bites to ridicule without presenting a full story." - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - Faster way of boarding planes could save time and money
According to Dr Steffen, two things bog down the boarding process. The first is that passengers are often forced to wait in the aisle while those ahead of them stow their luggage and then get out of the way. The second is that passengers already seated in aisle or middle seats often have to get up and move into the aisle to let others take seats nearer the window. Dr Steffen’s proposal minimises the former type of disturbance and eliminates the latter. In the Steffen method, passengers are boarded by seat type (ie, window, middle or aisle) while also ensuring that neighbours in the boarding queue are seated in alternating rows. First, the window seats for every other row on one side of the plane are boarded. Next, alternate rows of window seats on the opposite side are boarded. Then, the window seats in the skipped rows are filled in on each side. The procedure then repeats with the middle seats and the aisles. By boarding alternate rows in this way, passengers are spaced far enough apart along the aisle to stow their luggage in parallel, all at the same time. Because passengers in the same seat types board together, they do not have to step over each other to swap seats. To test the idea, Dr Steffen conducted a test using passengers and a mock Boeing 757 fuselage. The fuselage had a single aisle and 12 rows. Seventy-two passengers (including families with children) boarded, towing their bags and roll-aboard suitcases. In addition to the Steffen method, the team tried boarding in a strict back-to-front order, block boarding (the system now used by most airlines, with passengers assigned to groups within the cabin) and boarding in random order (which made its debut at American Airlines earlier this summer). Standard block boarding turned out to be the slowest way to do things, taking almost seven minutes to fill the 12 rows. Dr Steffen’s system took half that time. Indeed, it was the fastest performing of the methods tested. With full-sized planes, the benefit should increase, as more people can stow their luggage simultaneously along the longer aisles. Although Dr Steffen admits that the airline industry has shown no interest in his method so far, he points out that, in principle, there should be no barriers to its adoption. - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - Violent video games may actually reduce crime: study
Rather than violent crime rates soaring when new violent video games are released, they actually drop as gamers are too busy at home playing the games. Video games such as Manhunt and Grand Theft Auto – where gamers rack up points or cash for killing or savagely attacking victims – are routinely blamed for a rise in violent crime. But experts claim violent video games may actually reduce crime as aggressive players are “too busy” shooting virtual enemies to cause trouble in the real world. - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - Floating city that could become the future of life at sea

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With 11 accommodation decks, a 360-degree observation area, four helipads, its own dock, several swimming pools and as much space as a cruise liner, it's not so much a boat as a city. Although it certainly does not fit the mould of a yacht, the design, called 'Project Utopia', was unveiled to stunned onlookers at the glitzy Monaco Yacht Show. The boat is designed to float on four platforms, each with thrusters to keep the whole yacht island stable, even in the extreme seas. Able to move 'at slow speeds', it stretches 65m above the sea's surface, providing visitors to the 13th floor observation deck with panoramic views. Just below, the top deck of the main accommodation and service spaces - which could house shops, bars and restaurants - would be covered by a retractable canopy. In the middle, a large column plunges down into the water, acting as a mooring system and housing a wet dock providing access from the sea. James said the design, which has been created in partnership with Yacht Island Design, represents how the firm, which works on yachts, commercial and naval craft, uses state-of-the-art technology to bring innovation to the industry. I see these and dream of cities and houses that float in the air... - JWD - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - Activists want bullets to carry bar codes
Yvonne Carrington Payne and Carolyn Funches want bar codes on bullets as a way of tracking killers and reducing gun violence. "There are too many unsolved shootings," Funches said. "Take the bullets and trace them back. It will connect people to who bought the ammunition." Carrington Payne and Funches are still "tweaking" what they would like included in a law to that effect. At the moment, they envision requirements that every bullet sold in the state be encoded and that buyers have a gun permit, be at least 18, and have a driver's license. They even have a name for their proposal: Carla's Law, after Carrington Payne's 17-year-old daughter, who was killed in 1988 by a stray bullet fired during a nearby gang fight. "Anything we can do to deter the acts of violence in cities, we should all embrace that," said Butler, who backs the women's efforts. Erik Arneson, a spokesman for Pileggi, said the "concept deserves to have a hearing and deserves consideration." The notion of encoding ammunition is not new. Eighteen states - including Pennsylvania and New Jersey - have introduced legislation for marking ammunition. None of the bills has passed. Pennsylvania Democrats introduced a bill in the House to encode ammunition in 2008. The bill never got out of committee. Former Gov. Ed Rendell, a longtime supporter of gun control, says he backs any efforts to enhance law enforcement's ability to track down and successfully prosecute people who use guns to commit crimes. "If this technology is real, it should be put to the legislature and passed immediately," Rendell said. The technology does exist. - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - How To Avoid Alkies And Druggies!
KeelyNet As a longtime non-drinker or -druggie, I've always felt like a eunuch at an orgy, but I actually have no trouble shunning all the cocktails and pharmaceuticals that could easily be mine. I was never that into them in the firstplace, and I treasure being the most clearheaded one in the room, not to mention the only one who doesn't have to tip anybody. The real problem is keeping my distance from all the people who do the cocktails and drugs, the ones who tail me every night like rats following a windswept hamburger wrapper. I'm not talking about desperate cases like Amy Winehouse, the type that would horrify you into immediate action in an attempt to spare them their doom. I'm referring to the annoying lifetime users, the ones who are never going to die—or admit they have a problem—and who tawdrily draw you toward them while repelling your goodwill with their endlessly messy behavior. Unlike so many other illnesses, addiction is one that you can do something about by saying "Yes, yes, yes." But the folks who won't attempt to get better because they're convinced their daily drugging is "manageable" while f**king you over time and time again are to be avoided, partly out of tough love and largely out of "Tough s**t!" Why waste your time with these people unless you're married to them and have joint bank accounts? Thanks to years of traumatizing experiences, I've learned just how to spot the abusers, because they usually don't barrel into a room and announce themselves as such. First of all, they're the ones who came 40 minutes late to meet you, all sweaty and out of breath, seeing as how they operate exclusively on druggie time. (Last time, they were only 25 minutes late, but that was just to throw you off.) They always come with an entourage of enablers (i.e., people who are so enamored with the druggie that they'll forgive them of every lapse as long as the druggie throws them an occasional crumb of attention. Besides, they're f**kups themselves.) Also, the druggies repeat every trivial thing they say at least eight times, talking over even your most urgent utterances. You can screech the fact that a world-famous religious figure has just been shot down the hallway, but they'll simply reiterate what they just said about the horseradish dip being too spicy, gleefully oblivious to any larger picture outside that stupid bowl. Paranoia generally enters the equation, too, as with the stewed clubbie who always asks people, "Does what I'm saying make any sense to you?" (Absolutely; the stuff he says is generally so simple that a Bachmann campaign manager would get it.) Worse, the drugs often bring out a lurking arrogance, unleashing a torrent of dissy instructions that ignore the fact that "You need to . . ." should never be how a falling-down mess starts a sentence. - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - Carmakers Unveil New Types of Hybrids
Alternative approaches replace the battery with compressed air or a flywheel. Hybrid systems recover kinetic energy—from the engine or from the vehicle itself—and use it to boost the efficiency of the engine. A typical hybrid car does this by charging up a battery. Scuderi, based in West Springfield, Massachusetts, has altered the way the internal combustion engine operates to convert kinetic energy into the potential energy of high-pressure air. It splits the four parts of the internal combustion cycle across two cylinders synchronized on the same crankshaft. One cylinder handles the air intake and compression part of the cycle, pumping compressed air via a crossover passage into the second cylinder. The crossover contains the fuel-injection system, and combustion and exhaust are handled in the second cylinder. When the vehicle does not need power—when traveling downhill, braking, or decelerating—the second cylinder is disabled and the first cylinder's air is diverted into a high-pressure air-storage tank. This air can be used to help run the engine, boosting its efficiency. Recently, Scuderi has combined this system with a "Miller-cycle" turbocharger, which picks up energy off the exhaust and uses it to compress air into the intake cylinder. This allows the compression side to be shrunk down and reduces the amount of work done through the crankshaft. "The engine is producing much higher output at higher efficiency, we're producing less emissions, and our torque level is very high," said Scuderi group president Sal Scuderi at the Frankfurt show. "Our gasoline engine will rival the torque of any diesel engine on the market, but it does that while maintaining low pressure inside the cylinders, which reduces wear and tear." - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - How Do I Infringe Thee? Let Me Count the Ways
Bob Zeidman, author of The Software IP Detective's Handbook: Measurement, Comparison, and Infringement Detection, describes the parts of a patent, the types of patents, and the different ways that patents can be infringed. This understanding is necessary in today’s knowledge-based world for inventors and business managers, whether you plan to license your inventions to others or avoid infringing others’ inventions. It may surprise many of you to learn some ways that patents can be infringed. Understanding this will help you write better patents for your products, avoid infringement of others’ patents, and determine who is infringing on your own patents. Parts of a Patent - First, let me start off with the basic parts of a patent. A patent can de divided into the following sections:

1. Abstract. This is a one-paragraph description of the invention that’s being patented.
2. Drawings. These are carefully labeled figures that are used to illustrate important concepts of the invention and that are described in the detailed description.
3. Background of the invention. This section describes the field of the invention, other inventions, or publications that predate this invention (“prior art”), and inventions related to this invention. This section typically explains what’s so great about the invention and why everyone will want it.
4. Summary of the invention. This is a paragraph to a page in length that describes the invention. Though this section isn’t legally required by law, it’s a part of almost every patent.
5. Brief description of the drawings. One or two sentences are given to briefly describe each drawing.
6. Detailed description. This section explains the invention as completely as possible, referencing the drawings. This section describes what is called the “embodiment” of the invention that differentiates it from existing inventions. The description must explain the best way the inventor knows of implementing the invention, and it must be detailed enough to allow “one of ordinary skill in the art” to produce it.
7. Claims. This is the essence of the invention. Each claim is a single sentence, though it’s usually a very long sentence broken into multiple parts, that describes the invention in as precise wording as possible.

Claims are the most important part of any patent. Patents typically contain anywhere from five to 30 claims. Each claim is a single sentence, and each describes an important aspect of the invention. Whether another product infringes on your patent ultimately comes down to these claims. If you don’t finish this article and stop here, at least remember this important piece of advice: never ever ever file a patent that you’ve written yourself without having a qualified patent attorney or patent agent review the claims. I’ve seen patents for ingenious devices that were worthless because of one misplaced word in a patent claim. Other patents had no value because the claims were so narrow that no one infringed or avoiding infringement required some insignificant change to the invention. - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - Spanish Start-Up Aims to Make Cities Smarter
Smart parking is a city-wide system that directs drivers to available parking spaces, reducing queueing times, and slashing pollution. It also allows cities to get maximum value from their parking bays. Worldsensing is one of the 17 companies in the world that is actively taking part in the smart city initiatives, Mr. Dohler said. There have been proposals for dynamic pricing based on demand. The idea being that the more people want to park in a prime area during a peak time, the more it will cost them. Mr. Dohler rejects that idea. “I think it is too complicated. Dynamic pricing with a two-level pricing level then people will understand that. But I think more than that is too complicated,” he says. Their system works by embedding a sensor in the center of the parking bay. That sensor is wirelessly connected to a gateway which will serve many sensors. When a car parks over the sensor, it relays that information to the gateway, reporting to other users, and the central control, that it is no longer free. Drivers will know not to go there. The sensor uses a magnetic field to determine whether a car is present. It sounds simple enough, but working in the reality of a city can be complex. The most significant problem is maintenance. The local council does not want to be digging up the road every few years, so the sensors must be low power. Mr. Dohler says their sensor will last for five years without maintenance. Mr. Dohler says their sensors are asleep 99.8% of the time. “The tricky thing is that if you are asleep 99.8% of the time, you still have to detect when a car parks. So the sensor wakes up every 2 seconds.” A parking event lasts between 20-40 seconds, he says. “Then you need to cater for the fact that some sensors don’t reach the gateway in a single hop. How do you do that if you have two sensors sleeping for so long? That is our protocol and that is what makes us different.” If this all sounds simple, well it isn’t. You have a very hostile environment with signals reflecting off metal objects; even passing underground trains will interfere with the sensors. And all the time you have to make a product that goes five years without changing the battery. “The system is incredibly dynamic, and has to be able to reconfigure itself all the time,” he says. The system has been deployed for trials in Barcelona and Worldsensing is already working on a second generation. Mr. Dohler hinted that they were also working on a third generation model that he would only describe as “la bomba,” but would not be drawn on details. - Full Article Source


10/03/11 - Documentary explores the life of eccentric Japanese inventor
The documentary "The Invention of Dr. NakaMats," will leave you wondering exactly what you just watched. It is a strange, quirky film that just doesn't seem quite right. Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu has 3,357 patents in Japan, invented the floppy disk and an engine that runs on water, and won the Nobel Prize. At least, that's what 80-year-old Dr. NakaMats wants you to believe. In actuality, it's unclear how many patents Dr. NakaMats has or if he really did invent either of these things. Dr. NakaMats didn't win a Nobel Prize but did win the satirical "Ig" Nobel Prize for Nutrition for photographing every meal, every day for 34 years. It's obvious that Dr. NakaMats plays an integral part in Japanese culture and society. Some of his esteemed inventions in Japan include Brain Drink, a drink that allegedly contains the same nutrients as 55 of the best foods, and Cerebrex, an almost terrifying enclosed reclining chair that "improves your mind." Both are products that work to improve human health and life, according to Dr. NakaMats. Besides Dr. NakaMats' wild products and inventions, he also holds several eccentric philosophies. He believes that smelling cameras in the store leads to the best purchase and eating once a day is healthiest. At his old age, Dr. NakaMats is in incredible shape, so he could be on to something. His most bizarre belief, by far, is his supposed ability to generate his greatest ideas underwater, precisely "0.5 seconds before death." Dr. NakaMats even invented an underwater writing pad so he could record his visions on the spot. - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - Patent Filing: How to Save $, Time & Grief
The price tag for filing a patent application can run $8,000 – $15,000. And that’s just to file the application. Then you may have to deal with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to get the patent granted, which can take years. (It remains to be seen whether passage of the America Invents Act last week will speed up the patent process.) This can add another $4,000 – $15,000. Unless, of course, you give up and abandon the application. Then there are potential costs associated with suing or being sued for patent infringement. Patent litigation can easily cost upwards of $1 million. With that in mind, there are three things to consider before filing an application:

* Do you intend to implement this technology as a core of your business?
* Do you anticipate an ability to license a patent on this technology?
* Do you anticipate a possibility to sell the patent on this technology?

If the answer to any of those questions is “yes,” you should consider applying for a patent. In any case, before applying for a patent, consult your patent attorney. You may want to pursue other forms of less expensive intellectual property protection such as trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Once an invention has been sold, offered for sale, published or otherwise publicly disclosed, you have one year to file for a U.S. patent before losing patent rights. If you think you might want to patent your invention, you should file a patent application before you sell, offer to sell or disclose that technology. - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - Animatronic axe-murderer prop door
An animatronic door inset with an LCD that looks like a window showing a corridor beyond it. An axe-murderer stalks down the hallway, glares menacingly at you, then begins to attack the door with his axe. Each blow of the axe is synchronized with a mechanism that makes the door shake violently and causes "dents" to appear in the material, bringing the illusion to life. You can buy the door and video together, or just the video and detailed instructions for recreating the door. Update: from the comments, Emily Rugburn sez, "As someone who has produced fx for the haunted attraction industry, I feel compelled to tell you that this is a rip-off of another company's effect from 2 years ago - Pale Night Productions, with whom I am not affiliated." - Full Article Source


10/03/11 - Glass floor
KeelyNet Esther Dyson snapped this vertiginous shot of a glass floor at the Digital Moscow event. I have a mild fear of heights, but this kind of thing goes straight into my spine and my digestive-tract's pucker-reflex without consulting my brain. This would be a great effect as an LCD screen underneath thick plexiglas where you could image a vortex, maelstrom, elevator shaft or lots of things that would absolutely send people screaming to find themselves suddenly standing on it. - JWD - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - Outlining a World Where Software Makers Are Liable For Flaws
"Poul-Henning Kamp makes the argument for software liability laws. 'We have to do something that actually works, as opposed to accepting a security circus in the form of virus or malware scanners and other mathematically proven insufficient and inefficient efforts. We are approaching the point where people and organizations are falling back to pen and paper for keeping important secrets, because they no longer trust their computers to keep them safe.'" - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - SpaceX Reveals Plans For Full Launch System Re-usability
"During a talk at the National Press Club, SpaceX's Elon Musk revealed the company's plans for making their Falcon 9 rocket fully reusable. A rendering depicts the first stage, upper stage, and Dragon capsule all separately returning to the Earth's surface and making a controlled, rocket-powered landing. During the next few years SpaceX will be testing VTVL (Vertical Takeoff, Vertical Landing) maneuvers and re-usability with their Falcon 9-based 'Grasshopper' testbed, with up to 70 test launches per year. Musk stated that if reuse is successful, it would result in a 100x reduction in their already-low launch costs, a key step toward Musk's long-term aim of lowering the price of a ticket to Mars to $500K." - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - Cloud-Powered Facial Recognition Is Terrifying
"With Carnegie Mellon's cloud-centric new mobile app, the process of matching a casual snapshot with a person's online identity takes less than a minute. Tools like PittPatt and other cloud-based facial recognition services rely on finding publicly available pictures of you online, whether it's a profile image for social networks like Facebook and Google Plus or from something more official from a company website or a college athletic portrait. In their most recent round of facial recognition studies, researchers at Carnegie Mellon were able to not only match unidentified profile photos from a dating website (where the vast majority of users operate pseudonymously) with positively identified Facebook photos, but also match pedestrians on a North American college campus with their online identities. ... '[C]onceptually, the goal of Experiment 3 was to show that it is possible to start from an anonymous face in the street, and end up with very sensitive information about that person, in a process of data "accretion." In the context of our experiment, it is this blending of online and offline data — made possible by the convergence of face recognition, social networks, data mining, and cloud computing — that we refer to as augmented reality.' - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - An Operating System For Cities
"BBC News reports that cities may soon get their own operating system. From the article: 'The Urban OS works just like a PC operating system but keeps buildings, traffic and services running smoothly. The software takes in data from sensors dotted around the city to keep an eye on what is happening. In the event of a fire, the Urban OS might manage traffic lights so fire trucks can reach the blaze swiftly. The sensors monitor everything from large scale events such as traffic flows across the entire city down to more local phenomena such as temperature sensors inside individual rooms. The OS completely bypasses humans to manage communication between sensors and devices such as traffic lights, air conditioning or water pumps that influence the quality of city life." - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - MIT's 'Artificial Leaf' Makes Fuel From Sunlight
"MIT has published a new paper (abstract), along with a video of a working prototype, of what they're describing as an 'Artificial Leaf' that separates water into oxygen and hydrogen using cheap, non-exotic materials. 'The artificial leaf — a silicon solar cell with different catalytic materials bonded onto its two sides — needs no external wires or control circuits to operate. Simply placed in a container of water and exposed to sunlight, it quickly begins to generate streams of bubbles: oxygen bubbles from one side and hydrogen bubbles from the other. If placed in a container that has a barrier to separate the two sides, the two streams of bubbles can be collected and stored, and used later to deliver power: for example, by feeding them into a fuel cell that combines them once again into water while delivering an electric current.' No word on the arrival of 'Artificial Salads,' or when any of their other alchemy projects will bear artificial fruit." - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - Florida Reduces Penalties For 'Sexting' Teens
"Before Saturday, a Florida teenager who sent or received nude photos or video could have been charged with a felony and forced to register as a sex offender. But a new law, recognizing the proliferation of cell phones and computers, eases the penalties for 'sexting' infractions. A first offense is punishable by eight hours of community service or a $60 fine; the second is a misdemeanor and the third is a felony. ... Under House Bill 75, teens who receive explicit images won't be charged if they took reasonable steps to report it, did not solicit the image and did not send it to someone." When is the world, people and governments going to grow up about nudity, the beauty of the human body and private communications between individuals...its NOT THEIR BUSINESS, grow up! - JWD - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - Hot Multi-OS Switching — Why Isn't It Everywhere?
"Slashdot readers might remember the Touchbook announcement from Always Innovating stirring up a lot of excitement in the Slashdot community back in 2009 (almost a year before the iPad was announced and essentially killed this off, and way before the Asus Transformer, which is essentially the same idea). The company's new product seems to support Hot multi-OS switching, supposedly with a minimal performance penalty. What seems strange to me is, why haven't other developers jumped in on this already? Macs, for instance, made a huge campaign of their products' new ability to finally support Microsoft Windows, yet (disregarding emulation options) they're still limited to booting to a single working system at any time." - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - How to Exploit Post-Cataract Ultraviolet Vision?
"I recently had cataract surgery with a Crystalens implant. With my cloudy yellowing (UV-filtering) natural lens removed, I see the world in a new light (more on that in a moment) as everything is brighter and colors are more vivid ... plus in focus. As a typical Slashdot reader, I've been myopic since childhood, so it's wonderful not to have to wear glasses/contacts for distance. One interesting oddity is that I can now see ultraviolet light — it seems that there are a few people who have photoreceptors sensitive below 400nm into the UV spectrum. I've done some testing with a Black Light and UV filter to confirm this but would love to do more conclusive testing such as using a Monochromator — anyone in the Boulder, Colorado area have access to one? And any suggestions from Slashdot readers on how I can further explore this phenomenon? While I can't see dead people, I guess I have a 'superpower' ... although I'm not sure a middle-aged suburbanite dad should don purple tights and cape to become a crime-fighter!" - Full Article Source

10/03/11 - Tesla Model S: 0-60 In 4.5 Seconds
"We already know a lot about the all-electric 2012 Tesla Model S sedan — but at a press event ahead of tonight's exclusive VIP event at the former Toyota NUMMI facility in Fremont, California, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced Tesla was making a faster Model S for those with a sporty side. Cutting the brisk 0-60 time of the standard Model S from 5.6 second to under 4.5 seconds, the sportier version features the same 85 kilowatt-hour, 300 miles-per-charge battery pack found in the 2012 Model S Signature series. 'That's quicker than a [Porsche] 911 [Carrera],' joked Musk. 'Not bad for an electric luxury sedan.' But if you thought 300 miles was the maximum range a Tesla Model S could do, you'd be wrong." I got a bad vibe when this company started up using the name of Tesla...they seem to always be trying for publicity instead of focusing on lower cost and lots of sales to the average Joe. They will eventually fade away in my opinion. - JWD - Full Article Source

DVD - the Physics of Crystals, Pyramids and Tetrahedrons
KeelyNet This is a wonderful duel DVD set lasting 2 hours and which presents one man's lifelong study of pyramids, crystals and their effects. Several of his original and very creative experiments are explained and diagramed out for experimenters. These experiments include;

1) transmutation of zinc to lower elements using a tetrahedron,
2) energy extraction from a pyramid,
3) determining mathematic ratios of nature in a simple experiment,
4) accelerating the growth of food,
5) increasing the abundance of food,
6) how crystals amplify, focus and defocus energy,
7) using crystals to assist natural healing,
8) how the universe uses spirals and vortexes to produce free energy and MORE...
- Two DVDs - More Info and check out this Youtube Clip

KeelyNet BBS Files w/bonus PDF of 'Keely and his Discoveries'
KeelyNet Finally, I've gotten around to compiling all the files (almost 1,000 - about 20MB and lots of work doing it) from the original KeelyNet BBS into a form you can easily navigate and read using your browser, ideally Firefox but it does work with IE. Most of these files are extremely targeted, interesting and informative, I had forgotten just how much but now you can have the complete organized, categorized set, not just sprinklings from around the web. They will keep you reading for weeks if not longer and give you clues and insights into many subjects and new ideas for investigation and research. IN ADDITION, I am including as a bonus gift, the book (in PDF form) that started it all for me, 'Keely and his Discoveries - Aerial Navigation' which includes the analysis of Keely's discoveries by Dr. Daniel G. Brinton. This 407 page eBook alone is worth the price of the KeelyNet BBS CD but it will give you some degree of understanding about what all Keely accomplished which is just now being rediscovered, but of course, without recognizing Keely as the original discoverer. Chapters include; Vibratory Sympathetic and Polar Flows, Vibratory Physics, Latent Force in Interstitial Spaces and much more. To give some idea of how Keely's discoveries are being slowly rediscovered in modern times, check out this Keely History. These two excellent bodies of information will be sent to you on CD. If alternative science intrigues and fascinates you, this CD is what you've been looking for... - More Info

'The Evolution of Matter' and 'The Evolution of Forces' on CD
KeelyNet Years ago, I had been told by several people, that the US government frequently removes books they deem dangerous or 'sensitive' from libraries. Some are replaced with sections removed or rewritten so as to 'contain' information that should not be available to the public despite the authors intent. A key example was during the Manhattan Project when the US was trying to finalize research into atomic bombs. They removed any books that dealt with the subject and two of them were by Dr. Gustave Le Bon since they dealt with both energy and matter including radioactivity. I had been looking for these two books for many years and fortunately stumbled across two copies for which I paid about $40.00 each. I couldn't put down the books once I started reading them. Such a wealth of original discoveries, many not known or remembered today. / Page 88 - Without the ether there could be neither gravity, nor light, nor electricity, nor heat, nor anything, in a word, of which we have knowledge. The universe would be silent and dead, or would reveal itself in a form which we cannot even foresee. If one could construct a glass chamber from which the ether were to be entirely eliminated, heat and light could not pass through it. It would be absolutely dark, and probably gravitation would no longer act on the bodies within it. They would then have lost their weight. / Page 96-97 - A material vortex may be formed by any fluid, liquid or gaseous, turning round an axis, and by the fact of its rotation it describes spirals. The study of these vortices has been the object of important researches by different scholars, notably by Bjerkness and Weyher. They have shown that by them can be produced all the attractions and repulsions recognized in electricity, the deviations of the magnetic needle by currents, etc. These vortices are produced by the rapid rotation of a central rod furnished with pallets, or, more simply, of a sphere. Round this sphere gaseous currents are established, dissymetrical with regard to its equatorial plane, and the result is the attraction or repulsion of bodies brought near to it, according to the position given to them. It is even possible, as Weyher has proved, to compel these bodies to turn round the sphere as do the satellites of a planet without touching it. / Page 149 - "The problem of sending a pencil of parallel Hertzian waves to a distance possesses more than a theoretical interest. It is allowable to say that its solution would change the course of our civilization by rendering war impossible. The first physicist who realizes this discovery will be able to avail himself of the presence of an enemy's ironclads gathered together in a harbour to blow them up in a few minutes, from a distance of several kilometres, simply by directing on them a sheaf of electric radiations. On reaching the metal wires with which these vessels are nowadays honeycombed, this will excite an atmosphere of sparks which will at once explode the shells and torpedoes stored in their holds. With the same reflector, giving a pencil of parallel radiations, it would not be much more difficult to cause the explosion of the stores of powder and shells contained in a fortress, or in the artillery sparks of an army corps, and finally the metal cartridges of the soldiers. Science, which at first rendered wars so deadly, would then at length have rendered them impossible, and the relations between nations would have to be established on new bases." - More Info

High Voltage & Free Energy Devices Handbook
KeelyNet This wonderfully informative ebook provides many simple experiments you can do, including hydrogen generation and electrostatic repulsion as well as the keys to EV Gray's Fuelless Engine. One of the most comprehensive compilations of information yet detailing the effects of high voltage repulsion as a driving force. Ed Gray's engine produced in excess of 300HP and he claimed to be able to 'split the positive' energy of electricity to produce a self-running motor/generator for use as an engine. Schematics and tons of photos of the original machines and more! Excellent gift for your technical friends or for that budding scientist! If you are an experimenter or know someone who investigates such matters, this would make an excellent addition to your library or as an unforgettable gift. The downloadable HVFE eBook pdf file is almost 11MB in size and contains many experiments, photos, diagrams and technical details. Buy a copy and learn all about hydrogen generation, its uses and how to produce electrostatic repulsion. - 121 pages - More Info

Hypnosis CD - 3 eBooks with How To Techniques and Many Cases
KeelyNet If you have a few minutes, you might want to read my page on hypnosis and all the amazing things associated with its application. Included is an experience I had when I hypnotized a neighbor kid when I was about 14. As well the hypnotic gaze of snakes, the discovery of 'eyebeams' which can be detected electronically, the Italian Hypnotist Robber who was caught on tape with his eyes glowing as cashiers handed over their money and remembered nothing, glamour and clouding the mind of others, several methods of trance induction and many odd cases, animal catatonia, healing, psychic phenomena, party/stage stunts, including my favorite of negative hallucination where you make your subject NOT see something...much more...if nothing else, its might be a hoot to read. - More Info

14 Ways to Save Money on Fuel Costs
KeelyNetThis eBook is the result of years of research into various methods to increase mileage, reduce pollution and most importantly, reduce overall fuel costs. It starts out with the simplest methods and offers progressively more detailed technologies that have been shown to reduce fuel costs. As a bonus to readers, I have salted the pages with free interesting BONUS items that correlate to the relevant page. Just filling up with one tank of gas using this or other methods explained here will pay for this eBook. Of course, many more methods are out there but I provided only the ones which I think are practical and can be studied by the average person who is looking for a way to immediately reduce their fuel costs. I am currently using two of the easier methods in my own vehicle which normally gets 18-22 mpg and now gets between 28 and 32 mpg depending on driving conditions. A tank of gas for my 1996 Ford Ranger costs about $45.00 here so I am saving around $15-$20 PER TANK, without hurting my engine and with 'greener' emissions due to a cleaner burn! The techniques provided in this ebook begin with simple things you can do NOW to improve your mileage and lower your gas costs. - eBook Download / More Info

Shape Power
KeelyNet Dan Davidson's analysis of the mysterious pyramid energies, Keely's aether force, Reich's orgone energy, Schauberger's diamagnetic energy, plus a host of others, and shows how shape and materials interact with the universal aether to modify the aether into electromagnetic, gravitic, and various healing energies... - More Info and check out this Shape Power Youtube

The Physics of the Primary State of Matter
KeelyNet The Physics of the Primary State of Matter - published in the 1930s, Karl Schappeller described his Prime Mover, a 10-inch steel sphere with quarter-inch copper tubing coils. These were filled with a material not named specifically, but which is said to have hardened under the influence of direct current and a magnetic field [electro-rheological fluid]. With such polarization, it might be guessed to act like a dielectric capacitor and as a diode... - More Info

$5 Alt Science MP3s to listen while working/driving/jogging
KeelyNetNo time to sit back and watch videos? Here are 15 interesting presentations you can download for just $5 each and listen to while driving, working, jogging, etc. An easy way to learn some fascinating new things that you will find of use. Easy, cheap and simple, better than eBooks or Videos. Roughly 50MB per MP3. - More Info

15 New Alternative Science DVDs & 15 MP3s
An assortment of alternative science videos that provide many insights and inside information from various experimenters. Also MP3s extracted from these DVDs that you can listen to while working or driving. Reference links for these lectures and workshops by Bill Beaty of Amateur Science on the Dark Side of Amateur Science, Peter Lindemann on the World of Free Energy, Norman Wootan on the History of the EV Gray motor, Dan Davidson on Shape Power and Gravity Wave Phenomena, Lee Crock on a Method for Stimulating Energy, Doug Konzen on the Konzen Pulse Motor, George Wiseman on the Water Torch and Jerry Decker on Aether, ZPE and Dielectric Nano Arrays. Your purchase of these products helps support KeelyNet, thanks! - More Info

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