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1 - 09/29/10 - Space Debris-Monitoring Satellite Set To Launch
2 - 09/29/10 - Jim Humble Speaks - FDA Warning on MMS
3 - 09/29/10 - Aura story – science unlocking secrets of your energy field
4 - 09/29/10 - Climate Changes Cause Ocean Level to Rise
5 - 09/29/10 - Belgium experiments with mystical "full moon" beer
6 - 09/29/10 - 33 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True
7 - 09/29/10 - Sleep Inducer
8 - 09/29/10 - A Second Life for Old Vehicle Batteries
9 - 09/29/10 - Wind turbines generate power on big rigs
10 - 09/29/10 - Brain stimulation can change which hand you favor
11 - 09/29/10 - Biofuel fraud
12 - 09/29/10 - Rethinking the Jet Engine
13 - 09/29/10 - 75W Lightbulbs Banned
14 - 09/29/10 - Novel use for empty lots
15 - 09/29/10 - Squeezing energy from motion
16 - 09/29/10 - Cool Gadget - $100 Photo Album Story Teller
17 - 09/29/10 - Predicting what You will Do
18 - 09/29/10 - Where Are All the Prosecutions From the Crisis?
19 - 09/29/10 - Long Range WiFi Edges Nearer With FCC Decision
20 - 09/29/10 - Wireless electrocardiography… with iPhone
21 - 09/29/10 - Iris Scanning Set To Secure City In Mexico
22 - 09/29/10 - Sick societies and swift solutions
23 - 09/29/10 - NASA Data Reveals China's Industrial Air Pollution
24 - 09/29/10 - Other Tech the Senate Would Have Banned
25 - 09/29/10 - Motorcyclist Wins Taping Case Against State Police
26 - 09/29/10 - Star Wars Films In 3D Due In 2012
27 - 09/29/10 - See how Easy you can Learn Hypnotism (Dec, 1930)
28 - 09/29/10 - Obama's Use of Hidden Hypnosis techniques in His Speeches
29 - 09/29/10 - Refreshing, Rational Comments about ID & Proof of Citizenship
30 - 09/29/10 - How did we ever allow this to fade?
31 - 09/29/10 - Interesting view of 9/11
32 - 09/28/10 - Aerial photos in 2008 of Tilley House showing Solar/Wind/Generator
33 - 09/27/10 - Tilley at it again? Shields Up!
34 - 09/27/10 - Cool Gadget - $80 Time-Lapse PlantCam
35 - 09/27/10 - Cool Gadget - CelloScope 5x to 60x Cellphone Microscope
36 - 09/27/10 - Cool Gadget - $100 Children's Night Vision Camcorder
37 - 09/27/10 - Cool Gadget - $140 Fish Finding Watch
38 - 09/26/10 - Where Good Ideas Come From, 4 minute version
39 - 09/26/10 - Pasco firm developing alternative battery with UF
40 - 09/26/10 - Engineer invents solar motor
41 - 09/26/10 - Troon plumber David’s invention is boiling hot
42 - 09/26/10 - Cheap solar water heater simple DIY project
43 - 09/26/10 - Johnson Thermo-Electrochemical Converter System
44 - 09/26/10 - The Higher You Are, the Faster You Age
45 - 09/26/10 - Thieves, armed with a vacuum cleaner, still on the run
46 - 09/26/10 - An Ultrasensitive Explosives Detector
47 - 09/26/10 - Mosquito Catcher/Killer Solution
48 - 09/26/10 - The Coming Air Age
49 - 09/26/10 - Drive Down the Cost of Solar and You’ll Get $65 Million
50 - 09/26/10 - Human-Electric Hybrid Car
51 - 09/26/10 - Clogging and Facilitating
52 - 09/26/10 - BASELOAD ENERGY, INC. v. ROBERTS - Kite Energy Lawsuit
53 - 09/26/10 - China to add 12 cities to green vehicle subsidy pilot program
54 - 09/26/10 - Brookings Institution proposes clean-energy centers
55 - 09/26/10 - Secretary of Energy: U.S. needs alternatives
56 - 09/26/10 - Impending Oil Crisis Will Overshadow Global Climate Change
57 - 09/26/10 - Making sharing irresistible
58 - 09/26/10 - Zen Magnets vs Buckyballs Comparison
59 - 09/26/10 - Drug Alert
60 - 09/26/10 - Water-based 'artificial leaf' produces electricity
61 - 09/26/10 - Laser mic makes eavesdropping remarkably simple
62 - 09/26/10 - E-Books Are Only 6% of Printed Book Sales
63 - 09/26/10 - Most Software Patent Trolls Lose Lawsuits
64 - 09/23/10 - The Answer
65 - 09/23/10 - First Human Powered Ornithopter
66 - 09/23/10 - Electric Car technology sabotaged in favor of Profits
67 - 09/23/10 - The Politics and Ethics of the Hall Weather Machine
68 - 09/23/10 - Stringbike - Chainless Bicycle
69 - 09/23/10 - 2013 Solar Flare could send us back to Stone Age in a Flash
70 - 09/23/10 - Photon Lasers
71 - 09/23/10 - Heat bounces off new proprietary material
72 - 09/23/10 - Potato Power
73 - 09/23/10 - The Valley of Death: Why Energy Is Not Like IT
74 - 09/23/10 - More Oil Spills Grim Reminders of Needed Energy Revolution
75 - 09/23/10 - Can you really break your....?
76 - 09/23/10 - Shopkeeper Electrifies Pavement to Battle Drunken Revelers
77 - 09/23/10 - Impossible, outrageous but true
78 - 09/23/10 - Fly trap made from vinegar and dish soap
79 - 09/23/10 - US drones prowl Mexico bicentennial
80 - 09/23/10 - Top UK spies revealed as wankers
81 - 09/23/10 - Evercookie: a tracking browser cookie you can't delete
82 - 09/23/10 - RFID tracking starts with Children, who is next?
83 - 09/23/10 - 100X solar energy concentrator is possible using nanotubes
84 - 09/23/10 - Silver water destroys pathogens
85 - 09/23/10 - Oil reserves enough for 80 years, Saudi Arabia says
86 - 09/23/10 - Self-Assembling Photovoltaic Cells
87 - 09/23/10 - Opossums Overrun Brooklyn, Fail To Eliminate Rats
88 - 09/23/10 - ZoneAlarm Employs Scare Tactics Against Its Users
89 - 09/23/10 - Airbus Planning Transparent Planes
90 - 09/23/10 - Online Shopping May Actually Increase Pollution
91 - 09/23/10 - Former Military Personnel Claim Aliens Are Monitoring Our Nukes
92 - 09/23/10 - Plants Near Chernobyl Adapt To Contaminated Soil
93 - 09/20/10 - An Electric Car that Really Works
94 - 09/20/10 - Life on this Earth Just Changed - The North Atlantic Current is Gone
95 - 09/20/10 - Why Men shouldn't write Advice Columns
96 - 09/20/10 - Recipe for Water: Just Add Starlight
97 - 09/20/10 - Quadrotor Drone Learns Several Terrifying New Tricks
98 - 09/20/10 - Water 'Blade' can cut through steel to destroy Afghanistan IEDs
99 - 09/20/10 - Scientists like Taliban saying God has no place in creation of Universe
100 - 09/20/10 - EMP as the Difference Engine: Silence please
101 - 09/20/10 - DIY Hula Hoop Pool Warmers
102 - 09/20/10 - Psychics Claim of Evidence of Life on Mars Debunked
103 - 09/20/10 - With Ancient Arches, the Old is New Again
104 - 09/20/10 - Turn 3-Ring Binders into the Ultimate Small Parts Storage
105 - 09/20/10 - HRP-4 humanoid robot unveiled
106 - 09/20/10 - Humanoid made in Cornwall bought by Nasa to become robot tour guide
107 - 09/20/10 - Songs in the key of EEG
108 - 09/20/10 - Billing Pastor Terry Jones
109 - 09/20/10 - DeWalt Nail Gun for when they take our guns away
110 - 09/20/10 - Future of Fashion – Spray-On Clothes
111 - 09/20/10 - White Trash Repairs
112 - 09/20/10 - Sealand skull photos released
113 - 09/20/10 - The Two-Stroke Engine, Reconsidered
114 - 09/20/10 - Seaventures – An Old Oil Rig Turned Into a Hotel for Scuba Divers
115 - 09/20/10 - A New Invention to Replace Skin Cancer Biopsies
116 - 09/20/10 - How Much is Inside A Bottle of Wine?
117 - 09/20/10 - Shining a light on acne
118 - 09/20/10 - Real or Fake?
119 - 09/20/10 - Cleaning Up Memories (What?)
120 - 09/20/10 - Drug-search honeypots
121 - 09/20/10 - Remote Operated Aircraft Targets Hurricanes
122 - 09/20/10 - Boeing Gets $89M To Build Drone That Can Fly For 5 Years Straight
123 - 09/20/10 - Police continue to harass citizens who record them
124 - 09/20/10 - Helicopter Crashes While Filming Autonomous Audi
125 - 09/20/10 - Now why do you guys want your mosque at Ground Zero?
126 - 09/20/10 - Contract ON America - Newt Gingrich (Snopes verified)
127 - 09/20/10 - The Unchanging Face of Islam
128 - 09/17/10 - Inventor makes machine that 'breaks the laws of physics'
129 - 09/17/10 - Meet the Virginia-Built 110MPG X-Prize Car
130 - 09/17/10 - Age-defying drug discovered, claims Russian scientist
131 - 09/17/10 - Kouris Turbine Generator
132 - 09/17/10 - Wireless Charger Could Power Your Devices From Across the Room
133 - 09/17/10 - Can business ideas benefit billions?
134 - 09/17/10 - Dead motor? Think again
135 - 09/17/10 - Netflix Helper
136 - 09/17/10 - Gravity Assisted Power (GAP) machine
137 - 09/17/10 - Carbon nanotube antennas intensify solar energy
138 - 09/17/10 - Man arrested for flying a kite with an LED
139 - 09/17/10 - NYT on 3D printing
140 - 09/17/10 - Cri-Cri: World’s Smallest Electric Plane
141 - 09/17/10 - Design and Make a Complex Model
142 - 09/17/10 - New supercomputer 'sees' well enough to drive a car someday
143 - 09/17/10 - A flying saucer. Made in Russia
144 - 09/17/10 - AKA obama fans: All together now – say OMG!!
145 - 09/17/10 - Hard-to-burn, lightweight 3D material can be used to print airplane parts
146 - 09/17/10 - BP to pay $4,300 for every barrel of spilled oil
147 - 09/17/10 - NASA Looks At Railgun-Like Rocket Launcher
148 - 09/17/10 - Cell Phones Powered By Conversations
149 - 09/17/10 - 13,000 satellites around the Earth
150 - 09/17/10 - 90w 630nm IR LED Comparison to 400w HPS
151 - 09/17/10 - Social Media Can Help You Fake Your Own Death
152 - 09/17/10 - Ant death spiral
153 - 09/17/10 - Two-Photon Walk a Giant Leap For Quantum Computing
154 - 09/14/10 - Soldiers' helmets could control brain activity with ultrasound
155 - 09/14/10 - Aluminum Alloy as Strong as Steel
156 - 09/14/10 - Grow a Green Curtain to Cut Down on Cooling Costs
157 - 09/14/10 - More Poverty = More Religion
158 - 09/14/10 - Militarized Skateboard Perfect for Hipster Invasions
159 - 09/14/10 - The 3,000-Mile Oil Change Is Pretty Much History
160 - 09/14/10 - Close Calls
161 - 09/14/10 - Is US prudishness ruining the internet?
162 - 09/14/10 - Skateboarder hopes his sail invention takes off
163 - 09/14/10 - R&D doesn't guarantee U.S. jobs
164 - 09/14/10 - Airplane and Automobile in One (Dec, 1930)
165 - 09/14/10 - Washington University offers $225,000 in start-up seed money
166 - 09/14/10 - Our Education System Discourages Innovation
167 - 09/14/10 - $10 million for 100 mpg car?
168 - 09/14/10 - 3D printing in bulk with the Makerbot Automated Build Platform
169 - 09/14/10 - Univ. of Memphis to exhibit new water turbine
170 - 09/14/10 - Honda’s Exoskeletons Help You Walk Like Asimo
171 - 09/14/10 - Using Wisdom Teeth To Make Stem Cells
172 - 09/14/10 - GE Closes Last US Light Bulb Factory
173 - 09/14/10 - Cheaper Hackable Brain sensor grid
174 - 09/14/10 - Python library for Emotiv EEG
175 - 09/14/10 - Pentagon Aims To Buy Up Book
176 - 09/14/10 - Newspaper demonstrates limitation of iPad
177 - 09/14/10 - Is DIY Algae Farming the Future?
178 - 09/14/10 - Eye Contact 3D TelePresence-Marketing
179 - 09/14/10 - Canadian Government Muzzling Scientists
180 - 09/14/10 - PVC pipe fittings just for building stuff
181 - 09/14/10 - Wal-Mart To Launch Unlimited Wireless Family Plan
182 - 09/11/10 - Laws of Physics Vary Throughout the Universe, New Study Suggests
183 - 09/11/10 - Diesels greener than battery cars
184 - 09/11/10 - How Light-Emitting Diodes Affect Plants?
185 - 09/11/10 - Technique for Faster Wound Healing Developed
186 - 09/11/10 - Cameyo Creates a Portable Version of Just About Any Program
187 - 09/11/10 - Homes in Paris to be Heated by Underground Subway Station
188 - 09/11/10 - Detector of Space Rubbish Created
189 - 09/11/10 - Chinese Woman Sues Cinema For Wasting Her Time with Excessive Ads
190 - 09/11/10 - Doctors Could Prescribe Specific Kinds of Music to Alleviate Illness
191 - 09/11/10 - Why have UFOs changed speed over the years?
192 - 09/11/10 - Long-term weight loss may actually be bad for you
193 - 09/11/10 - Subway Trains to Generate Power for the Grid
194 - 09/11/10 - A Cheaper, Safer Way to Move Natural Gas
195 - 09/11/10 - Tiny resonators generate a large optical spectrum
196 - 09/11/10 - New Email Worm Squirming Through Windows Users' Inboxes
197 - 09/11/10 - German Military Braces For Peak Oil
198 - 09/11/10 - Microwave-Powered Rocket Ascends without Fuel
199 - 09/11/10 - Device prevents long-distance signal degradation
200 - 09/11/10 - Detained for not answering questions
201 - 09/11/10 - Illegal to sell Used Software?
202 - 09/11/10 - How GM Made $30 Billion Appear Out of Thin Air
203 - 09/11/10 - Lo-Fi Phones and the Future
204 - 09/11/10 - Researchers Create Real Tractor Beams
205 - 09/09/10 - KeelyNet Blog updated
206 - 09/08/10 - Surfing Earth's Magnetic Field With a Giant Space Ribbon
207 - 09/08/10 - Technical glitch grounds homemade Danish rocket
208 - 09/08/10 - Why not brushing your teeth can kill you
209 - 09/08/10 - New quake alarm targets high-rises
210 - 09/08/10 - Not Enough To Get Fired
211 - 09/08/10 - Cash for Infrastructure
212 - 09/08/10 - Innovation on the rise as invention disclosures increase
213 - 09/08/10 - Inventor's 10 year fight for plant-growing revolution
214 - 09/08/10 - Prehistoric baby sling 'made our brains bigger'
215 - 09/08/10 - The tin can revolution: humble invention that changed the way we live
216 - 09/08/10 - A Method For Encumbering Progress By Patenting Other People’s Ideas
217 - 09/08/10 - NMSU Professor Patents Liquid Organic Fertilizer
218 - 09/08/10 - The Case Against Alan Greenspan
219 - 09/08/10 - Deciding who wins when Two Claim rights to Invention
220 - 09/08/10 - Self-repairing Solar Cells
221 - 09/08/10 - Stem Cells influenced by Physical Environment
222 - 09/08/10 - Progeria offers clues to Aging
223 - 09/08/10 - BP Disaster – Are Millions at Risk?
224 - 09/08/10 - The Joke Known As 3D TV
225 - 09/08/10 - Researchers Develop "Tea Bag" Water Filter
226 - 09/08/10 - Australia To Fight iPod Use By Pedestrians
227 - 09/08/10 - Pleasure Drive-Ins May Spread To Zurich
228 - 09/08/10 - They Finally Found Out We Like Our Computers
229 - 09/08/10 - Smallest Manned Electric Plane Flies
230 - 09/05/10 - From Canada To Mexico On One Tank of Diesel
231 - 09/05/10 - Ye cannae change the laws of physics
232 - 09/05/10 - Keep Your Money In Your Wallet Until Proof of Concept
233 - 09/05/10 - Steam-Driven Dreams
234 - 09/05/10 - Future of Screen Technology
235 - 09/05/10 - Kentucky farmer's corn pops in the field
236 - 09/05/10 - Cotton Cloth Coated in Nanotubes Electrifies Bacteria to Purify Water
237 - 09/05/10 - Homeopathy decried by Japanese medical officials
238 - 09/05/10 - Mechanic conjures a wheeled wonder
239 - 09/05/10 - GM Wants to Trademark ‘Range Anxiety’
240 - 09/05/10 - Filing date of provisional application can have patent-defeating effect
241 - 09/05/10 - Japanese Invention Assesses Your Health While You Sit On The Throne
242 - 09/05/10 - Cleaning Gel
243 - 09/05/10 - Edison’s Failed Plot To Hijack Hollywood
244 - 09/05/10 - Hedy Lamarr's Secret Communications System
245 - 09/05/10 - Training the People with Homeland Security
246 - 09/05/10 - Promession - ecological burial
247 - 09/05/10 - Teach your children to smoke ad
248 - 09/05/10 - Manipulating the Microorganisms inside you
249 - 09/05/10 - Burning Man Goes Open Source For Cell Phones
250 - 09/05/10 - EPA Proposes Grading System For Car Fuel Economy
251 - 09/05/10 - NASA Buying Private Companies' Suborbital Rocket Flights
252 - 09/05/10 - New Silicon-Based Memory 5X Denser Than NAND Flash
253 - 09/05/10 - Senate Trying To Slip Internet Kill Switch Past Us
254 - 09/05/10 - A New Species of Patent Troll
255 - 09/05/10 - Billy Meier's X Wife Admits It Was All A Hoax!!!
256 - 09/05/10 - Li-Ion Batteries Get Green Seal of Approval
257 - 09/05/10 - The Many Iterations of William Shatner
258 - 09/02/10 - Insulated Babies Grow Faster (Apr, 1933)
259 - 09/02/10 - Satellite pulls new manoeuvre in space
260 - 09/02/10 - New breed of Patent Troll
261 - 09/02/10 - No more asleep at the wheel
262 - 09/02/10 - Scammers exploit fears over health care bill
263 - 09/02/10 - Taking Over a Car
264 - 09/02/10 - Your cremated ashes made into vinyl records
265 - 09/02/10 - 9 Ideas For Coping With Space Junk
266 - 09/02/10 - Entire US-Mexico border to be patrolled by unmanned drones
267 - 09/02/10 - fMRI as the Truth Machine
268 - 09/02/10 - NIH Orders Halt To Embryonic Stem Cell Research
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09/29/10 - Space Debris-Monitoring Satellite Set To Launch
A satellite that will monitor the clutter in Earth orbit is scheduled to launch Saturday, nearly three months later than originally planned. The Space-Based Space Surveillance satellite was scheduled to launch on July 8, but it was grounded by concerns ab out software in the Minotaur IV rocket and a problem in the rocket's electronics. Officials said there were no problems in the satellite itself. It's designed to give the Air Force its first full-time, space-based surveillance of satellites and debris in Earth's orbit. It monitors them for possible collisions. Launch will be at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. A command center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., will oversee day-to-day operations once in orbit. As renderings of orbital debris show, the S pace-Based Space Surveillance satellite has its work cut out for it. - Full Article Source

Satellites and Space Junk - 13,000 objects tracked on google earth

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09/29/10 - Jim Humble Speaks - FDA Warning on MMS
This Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS for short) was discovered in 2000 by Jim Humble. At the time, he was using activated Oxygen water, which have been around for 80 years and consists of Sodium Chlorite in distilled water to cure a large percentage of Malaria victims in Africa and South America, as well as eliminating parasites and numerous other weird diseases you often hear about from third world countries. / Warning FDA-approved drugs cause death - 225,000 people died last year after taking one or more drugs approved by the FDA and prescribed by a doctor. (Some agencies report a much greater number; depends upon what agency is reporting.) No, these people do not die as a natural progression of their disease, whatever it might be. These human beings die as a result of taking prescribed drugs. The action of the drug kills them. The drug Vioxx, for example, killed 60,000 people before the FDA took it off the market. These death reports are on the internet. Just look them up under “Medical drugs and death.”

The public has brain-washed itself, with the help of endless commercials manipulated by powerful Pharmaceutical interests, into believing that drug deaths are a natural result of illness, and that the deaths are inevitable. The public so desperately wants to believe that these drugs will work that they are willing to risk death. The FDA wants to make money so badly that it puts millions of people at risk daily, taking drugs that have caused the death of hundreds of thousands each year. THESE DEATHS ARE NOT NECESSARY. There is not a single drug on the market that will heal; they only treat symptoms, and most often ineffectively. Sorry, I’ve just got to say it, that is murder, plain and simple. I must mention that if most people take better care of themselves by knowing the facts, these astronomical numbers would be significantly reduced overnight.

The FDA just recently issued a warning against MMS - They did not conduct tests, refer to the actual chemistry, or consult with experts. Instead, they listened to several reports from individuals who ‘thought that they might have had a bad reaction from MMS’. The FDA did nothing more than respond to these allegations, according to their own report. What about the thousands of reports of benefit from MMS users? What about the National Institute of Health Report done by Judith R. Lubbers, Sudha Chauan, and Joseph R. Bianchine back in 1982 where, with double blind clinical trials, they proved that ingesting chlorine dioxide had no ill effects on the human body. Look it up yourself. Click here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…00463-0059.pdf More than 5 million people have tried MMS, and it is being used worldwide in Europe, in Asia, in Africa, and a thousand other places on earth. The FDA receives a couple of ‘iffy’ statements from “several” consumers, and now they are doing their best to take MMS off of the market! Why is that? Why do you think the FDA wants to remove MMS from the market? MMS REPLACES MANY FDA-APPROVED DRUGS! DO YOU SEE? ALWAYS, ALWAYS FOLLOW THE MONEY!

Prescription drug deaths - The problem is, prescription drugs don't treat diseases; they merely cover the symptoms. U.S. physicians provide allopathic health care – that is, they care for disease, not health. So, the over-prescription of drugs and medications is designed to treat disease instead of preventing it. And because there are so many drugs available, unforeseen adverse drug reactions are all too common, which leads to the highly conservative annual prescription drug death rate of 106,000. Keep in mind that these numbers came before the Vioxx scandal, and Cox-2 inhibitor drugs could ultimately end up killing tens of thousands more. - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - Aura story – science unlocking secrets of your energy field
A Russian scientist is trying to convince people they can change the world simply by using their own energy. He claims that thinking in a certain way can have a positive or negative effect on the surrounding environment. To bridge our understanding of the unseen world of energy, scientific experiments are being carried out using a technique called bioelectrophotography. The assumption is that we are constantly emitting energy. Bioelectrophotography aims to capture these energy fields seen as a light aroun d the body – or what some people would call your aura. It was discovered in the 1930s by Russian inventor Semyon Kirlian, who realized that by stimulating a subject with a short electrical impulse, you get a burst of light or photons and electrons around the subject. The device itself photographs each finger individually with different fingers responsible for different parts of the body, and feeds the information into a computer to interpret. One supposed benefit of this technique is early diagnosis of se rious illnesses like heart disease and cancer. But some who work in the mainstream medical profession remain unconvinced. “From the point of view of today's medicine, I don’t think this can be used as medical evidence,” said former Russian health minister Aleksandr Tsaregorodtsev. “And I would even go further and say that it's rather harmful than harmless, as it diverts people from the true causes of their illness and from truly effective treatment.” And some of the claims in energy-field research are eve n more far reaching. “With our intentions, with our emotions, we can directly influence our environment. Of course this idea is new, that’s why it still has a lot of criticism,” Korotkov said. “It has a very important message for all of us because we have demonstrated that positive emotions have a very strong influence for us and the same with negative emotions. In one case energy goes up, in another case it goes down, so it means if we are developing in ourself the ability to create love, to create posit ive emotion – we change the space around ourself.” The idea that our personal energy can change the structure of the world around us is viewed by many with deep skepticism, but in the sphere of bioelectrophotogrpahy, work continues to find scientific proo f for the theory. - Full Article Source

Masaru Emoto, Yokohama, Japan is an author known for his controversial claim that if human thoughts are directed at water before it is frozen, images of the resulting water crystals will be beautiful or ugly depending upon whether the thoughts were positi ve or negative. Emoto claims this can be achieved through prayer, music or by attaching written words to a container of water. - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - Climate Changes Cause Ocean Level to Rise
Water level of the World Ocean is expected to rise as much as 50 cm by the end of the XI century due to climate change, Russian climatologists warn. Climatic changes have two types of influence on ocean level. First is changing water density due to temper ature rise, thus causing warm water layers expand. Second is rapid melting of glaciers, which adds excessive water to river flows. During last 100 years ocean water level has added 10-20 centimeters, which is 10 times faster than during last 3 000 years. Main explanations for this phenomenon are rise of sea surface temperature and melting of coastal and marine glaciers. Among other factors, affecting ocean level, there are ocean currents, wind, El Nino temperature anomaly and etc. - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - Belgium experiments with mystical "full moon" beer
KeelyNet Full moons are often associated with tides, insanity and creatures like werewolves, but it turns out they're also good for brewing beer. In Peruwelz, a small, sleepy town in southern Belgium, a family-owned brewery has produced its first batch of speciali st beer brewed by the light of a full autumnal moon. It isn't so much a nod to mythology as a recognition of nature's impact on the science of brewing. "We made several tests and noticed that the fermentation was more vigorous, more active," explai ned Roger Caulier, the owner of Brewery Caulier, which began in the 1930s when his grandfather started selling homemade beer from a handcart. "The end product was completely different, stronger, with a taste lasting longer in the mouth," he said. The f ull moon speeds up the fermentation process, shortening it to five days from seven, which adds extra punch to the beer without making it harsh, according to connoisseurs. The finely balanced, gold-colored beer is 10 percent alcohol by volume, extremel y strong by most European or U.S. standards but not uncommon in Belgium, where traditional monk-brewed beers frequently hit 10 or 12 percent. "It goes down very well, no problem at all," said Joseph Francois, a journalist and beer expert who has tasted th e brew. The idea came to Caulier after he visited a friend in Alsace, a winemaking region of eastern France, who told him about how he planned his entire production schedule according to the lunar calendar. Caulier began experimenting and eventually came up with a nine-step process that includes using two types of hops and involves a two-week secondary fermentation process inside the bottle, not unlike the technique used to produce Champagne. "It gives the product greater fame, a bit like for great vintag e wines," he said. "It could lead to collectors checking the differences between one vintage and another because there could very well be differences between every batch." Being from a three-generation brewing family, Caulier is fascinated by the science behind the process. But he doesn't discount the mythical aspects of full moon beer either. "Many farmers are convinced that the moon influences the quality of some of their products," he said. "You can feel agitated on full moons, you have births, you get many myths around the full moon and I think there is some truth behind them." - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - 33 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True
After reading the article released by Cracked.com, I decided to update and revise their work. The article gave me a chuckle because it lacked many famous and much larger conspiracy theories that became known. Their article had only listed seven. I can na me 33 and I am about to release a revised list soon with 75. The article I read at cracked can be viewed here, but don't waste your time, all of that is in this article and more. Most people can't resist getting the details on the latest conspiracy theor ies, no matter how far-fetched they may seem. At the same time, many people quickly denounce any conspiracy theory as untrue ... and sometimes as unpatriotic or just plain ridiculous. Lets not forget all of the thousands of conspiracies out of Wall Stre et like Bernie Madoff and many others to commit fraud and extortion, among many crimes of conspiracy. USA Today reports that over 75% of personal ads in the paper and on craigslist are married couples posing as single for a one night affair. Conspiracy t heory is a term that originally was a neutral descriptor for any claim of civil, criminal or political conspiracy. However, it has come almost exclusively to refer to any fringe theory which explains a historical or current event as the result of a secre t plot by conspirators of almost superhuman power and cunning. To conspire means "to join in a secret agreement to do an unlawful or wrongful act or to use such means to accomplish a lawful end. "The term "conspiracy theory" is frequently used by schol ars and in popular culture to identify secret military, banking, or political actions aimed at stealing power, money, or freedom, from "the people". To many, conspiracy theories are just human nature. Not all people in this world are honest, hard working and forthcoming about their intentions.Certainly we can all agree on this.So how did the term “conspiracy theory” get grouped in with fiction, fantasy and folklore? Maybe that’s a conspiracy, just kidding. Or am I? - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - Sleep Inducer
KeelyNet It looks like a fancy luxury watch, but it's a Dreamate Sleep Inducer. Dreamate uses acupressure techniques to gently massage the “sleeping golden triangle” on your left wrist. Used 30 minutes before bedtime, you can retune and reset your biological clock and train your body to relax and sleep. Did you know that humans have a sleeping golden triangle? It's right here: I'd say it's an isosceles triangle. / Dreamate uses accupressure techniques to gently massage the “sleeping golden triangle” on your left w rist. Used 30 minutes before bedtime, you can retune and reset your biological clock and train your body to relax and sleep. See results in as little as a week’s worth of use, with best results after eight weeks. These precise pressure points, when gently massaged, calm the body, lower stress levels, and induce sleep. Unlike addictive sleeping pills that knock you senseless, but offer little improvement in your sleep quality. I’ve no idea how effective this is but it sounds kind of cool. The Dreamate is a vailable from TG for $79.99. / Dreamate, a device worn as a bracelet, supposedly delivers a 6,000rpm massage to the “sleeping golden triangle,” a.k.a. the wrist. - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - A Second Life for Old Vehicle Batteries
Major automakers are looking for new ways to drive down the cost of batteries for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. GM and Nissan, which will both start selling electric and hybrid vehicles at the end of the year, have announced partnerships that th ey hope will find new applications for the batteries after they've outlived their usefulness for powering vehicles. The battery in an electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid can cost about as much as a small car--$10,000 to $15,000. This fact, combined with the high cost of developing these vehicles, will make them unprofitable for several years, says Michael Omotoso, manager of the power train forecasting group at J.D. Power and Associates. So finding applications for used vehicle batteries could provide au tomakers with valuable additional revenue. Automakers expect that most vehicle batteries ready for replacement will still be able to store between 50 percent and 80 percent of the energy that they could when they were brand-new. That storage capacity coul d be valuable for a number of applications. The batteries could be used as backup power supplies for data centers or for communities that are prone to power outages. They could also be used to help stabilize the grid, smoothing out fluctuations in supply and demand and potentially storing electricity generated by solar panels and wind farms for use during times of peak demand. - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - Wind turbines generate power on big rigs
In previous editions, we have examined recapturing energy from the heat generated by the truck’s brakes. But what about just putting a wind turbine on the truck itself? These turbines use wind power to generate electricity. Based on a principle similar to those large electricity-generating wind turbines, placing small wind turbines on the front of the truck can likewise generate electricity. A problem is that these small wind turbines also produce drag. This drag results in more energy being required to m ove the truck forward, which translates into a loss of energy efficiency. To solve the problem, this patent describes moving the wind turbines from the front of the vehicle to between the truck’s cab and the trailer. In addition, the turbine is oriented u pward, not forward. It has been found that at high speeds, air circulates up and down within this gap between the cab and trailer. The turbine spins generating electricity that is stored in a battery. Because the turbine spins horizontally, less overall d rag is created. - Full Article Source

ITEM #10

09/29/10 - Brain stimulation can change which hand you favor
KeelyNet Each time we perform a simple task, like pushing an elevator button or reaching for a cup of coffee, the brain races to decide whether the left or right hand will do the job. But the left hand is more likely to win if a certain region of the brain receive s magnetic stimulation, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. UC Berkeley researchers applied transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to the posterior parietal cortex region of the brain in 33 right-handed volunteers and f ound that stimulating the left side spurred an increase in their use of the left hand. The left hemisphere of the brain controls the motor skills of the right side of the body and vice versa. By stimulating the parietal cortex, which plays a key role in p rocessing spatial relationships and planning movement, the neurons that govern motor skills were disrupted. "You're handicapping the right hand in this competition, and giving the left hand a better chance of winning," said Flavio Oliveira, a UC Berkeley postdoctoral researcher in psychology and neuroscience and lead author of the study, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study's findings challenge previous assumptions about how we make decisions, revea ling a competitive process, at least in the case of manual tasks. Moreover, it shows that TMS can manipulate the brain to change plans for which hand to use, paving the way for clinical advances in the rehabilitation of victims of stroke and other brain i njuries. - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - Biofuel fraud
Baldwin County businessmen found to have lied about creating a breakthrough method for turning organic waste into fuel must pay the full $10.4 million judgment ordered by a jury last year, a federal judge here has ruled. Attorneys for Jack W. Boykin, his son Allen and companies they controlled had asked U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade to reduce a $7.5 million punitive damage award that was part of an overall $10.4 million verdict in favor of Parsons & Whittemore Enterprises Corp., which invested $2.5 mi llion in a technology that the company later charged was bogus. Granade ruled that the punitive damages were not out of line. Parsons & Whittemore, which owned a pair of pulp mills in Monroe County, was intrigued when Jack Boykin pitched his supposed brea kthrough method of converting vegetable matter into cheap biofuel. The company paid Boykin’s company, Cello Energy, $2.5 million in 2007 for an option to invest another $10 million for a one-third share in the company. P&W presented evidence at the trial that Boykin had lied about his supposed invention, that he never produced commercial quantities of biofuel. Fuel that the Boykins had claimed to have made with vegetable matter actually was fossil-based diesel fuel that they had purchased, according to te stimony. - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - Rethinking the Jet Engine
KeelyNet As reported in the September 4 issue of The Economist, a start-up firm called R-Jet Engineering is exploring a pretty significant departure from the conventional turbofan. R-Jet is pioneering the use of an orbiting combustion nozzle (OCN), wherein the co mbustion process in the center of the engine occurs in rotating vortex, rather than in a straight line, as it flows through the engine. R-Jet claims that this combustion approach would reduce fuel burn by at least 25%, and reduce emissions by about 75%. / The approach taken by R-Jet involves having the air and hot gases in the combustor rotate with the compressor and turbine. To achieve this, the company uses what it calls an orbiting combustion nozzle (OCN), which turns with the compressor to inject the air into the combustion chamber as a vortex. The vortex is maintained by blades that rotate on the inner casing of the combustor. This swirling action helps mix the air and fuel for a more complete and much quicker combustion. The hot gases then exit, als o in a vortex, to drive the turbine. This, says Dr Lior, eliminates the need for the two sets of static blades. That means an OCN engine can be built more cheaply with fewer components. It would also need to be only half the size of a conventional jet of similar power, says Dr Lior. The engine would use at least 25% less fuel and, he claims, its emissions of carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide would be cut by three-quarters because of its unique ignition properties. - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - 75W Lightbulbs Banned
In line with policy to conserve energy and cut emissions, the European Union this month banned the manufacture and import of 75W incandescent light bulbs in the bloc. Last year the EU banned the 100W incandescent bulbs, and in September 2011 it will phase out 60W bulbs. The EU is also gradually phasing out halogen lamps, with a view to completing this in 2013. All incandescent light bulbs as well as halogen ones will ultimately be removed and replaced by LED lights. The phase-out of incandescent light bul bs is part of the EU's strategy to cut greenhouse gases by 20% by 2020. Replacing the old lamps with more efficient models is expected to reduce energy consumption for lighting by 60% in the EU, equivalent to saving 30 million tons of CO2 pollution every year. Although energy-saving bulbs were available since 1998, their relatively high purchase price has inhibited take-up. When the decision for the ban was taken in 2008, it was estimated that around 2,000 to 3,000 jobs would become redundant in the light bulb industry, in particular affecting Hungary and Poland. However, the European Commission also assumed that halogen production and savings of 5-10 billion euro from energy bills could be injected back into the economy to create new jobs. - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - Novel use for empty lots
KeelyNet Vacant lots can improve the lives of city dwellers is if we use them as sites for geothermal wells. They may seem like a brand-new invention, but the Romans used geothermal wells to heat houses 2,000 years ago, and animals have always dug burrows into the earth to find a more stable temperature than on the surface. Using geothermal energy involves tapping into the Earth's inner heat, available just below the surface, and using it to our advantage. We can harness this heat energy by sinking a "well" (reall y a set of looped pipes that circulates a liquid solution) into the earth to a depth where the temperature remains a fairly constant 45 to 58 Fahrenheit. In winter, the system pulls heat up from the earth to heat a house or other building. In summer, the system draws heat out of buildings and sends it into the earth. - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - Squeezing energy from motion
To understand the technology, you need only recall from childhood how newspaper print can be imprinted on a piece of Silly Putty just by squashing the two items together. With that kind of ease, scientists can imprint a piezoelectric material — that is, c reating energy from pressure — onto a square of silicone. When the silicone is flexed or bent, the material layered on it, piezo, for short, releases a small burst of energy (having to do with positive and negative ions switching places upon compression). If implanted in a patient’s body, the simple act of breathing in and out — which is enough movement to flex the piezo — would generate wattage sufficient to power a pacemaker. “The average human consumes or dissipates about 100 watts of power a day,” sai d McAlpine. “And about one percent of that is dissipated by your lungs, so that’s one watt. Most of your power is dissipated when you walk, that’s like 70 watts. But just breathing equals out to one watt. That’s a fair amount of power in your lungs.” McAl pine has in mind that the piezo-silicone square would be affixed to the rib cage and attached with a small wire to the pacemaker. All the invention needs now — since it already has a patent and the endorsement of the university community — is a company to produce and manufacture it. If it flies, McAlpine figures it’s about five years from commercial use. The product could also be used less gloriously under a floor pad in a shopping mall, such that pedestrians walking over it would power sales signs. - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - Cool Gadget - $100 Photo Album Story Teller
KeelyNet It works with photos stored in photo albums -- as in a book. It’s really easy: You simply attach a coded sticker near the photo, scan it with the Story Teller and then record your message. To play back the message associated with the photo, just place the Story Teller back over the sticker.

Play back the story that’s associated with that particular photo, any time you wish. Perhaps you’d like to identify all the people in a group photo, explain how each one fits into the family history, identify the occasion of the get-together, or add additional information about certain members of the group.

Maybe you’d like to record the memories of a special trip while they’re still fresh in your mind.

The Story Teller comes with over 500 special stickers, so you can share a lot of family stories alongside those treasured photos, preserving family history for the next generation. You can also back up your recordings to your computer via USB. - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - Predicting what You will Do
Hunch.com can predict how you’ll think or act in a given situation. Of course there is always room for error. To get the hunches going toward accurate results, you start by answering a lot of questions. This is so it can get to know you. It was interestin g and surprisingly accurate. You can share your hunch results on Facebook or Twitter. - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - Where Are All the Prosecutions From the Crisis?
KeelyNet A consistent question since the financial crisis in 2008 is why has the federal government not prosecuted any senior executives for their roles in the collapse of firms like Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns or the risky investments that led to bailouts of onetime financial giants like the American International Group, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. How can companies worth billions of dollars just a few months earlier suddenly collapse in 2008 without someone being held responsible? At a hearing before the Se nate Judiciary Committee last week, Senator Ted Kaufman of Delaware summed up the frustration on Capitol Hill with the lack of any identifiable villains for the financial troubles of the last two years. “We have seen very little in the way of senior offic er or boardroom-level prosecutions of the people on Wall Street who brought this country to the brink of financial ruin,” Mr. Kaufman said. “Why is that?” - Full Article Source

ITEM #19

09/29/10 - Long Range WiFi Edges Nearer With FCC Decision
A new class of devices able to create Wi-Fi-like connections that span miles rather than meters just jumped significantly closer to market. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made a crucial decision on the rules that will regulate such device s, which will use the "white spaces" between TV channels that were freed up by the analog switch off. Although the FCC voted in November 2008 to open up these white spaces, the exact rules governing how they could be used were not decided. Companies of al l sizes, ranging from Google to startups, with plans for gadgets and services using white spaces have been waiting since then. Some have spent money lobbying for rules favorable to rapid development of a whole new sector. A key concern was whether the FCC would stick with a previous suggestion that white spaces devices must constantly listen for broadcasts from TV stations and wireless microphones to ensure they wouldn't cause interference. Today the commission decided that this isn't necessary. Instead, the rules will require devices to be capable of knowing their location and using an online database to find out which channels are active in their area. - Full Article Source

ITEM #20

09/29/10 - Wireless electrocardiography… with iPhone
This module is a sensor package for monitoring the electrical activity of the heart. It is the product of an effort to create a Wireless Body Sensor Network node that is dependable while consuming very little electricity, which means a longer battery life . To accomplish this, the microcontroller in charge of the node compresses the data (not usually done with wireless ECG hardware) so that the radio transmissions are as short and infrequent as possible. [Igor] sent us this tip and had a short question and answer session with one of the developers. It seems they are working with the MSP430 chips right now because of their low power consumption. Unfortunately those chips still draw a high load when transmitting so future revisions will utilize an alternativ e. Oh, and why the iPhone? The device that displays the data makes little difference. In this case they’re transmitting via Bluetooth for a real-time display (seen in the video after the break). This could be used for a wide variety of devices, or monitor ed remotely via the Internet. - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - Iris Scanning Set To Secure City In Mexico
"The million-plus citizens of Leon, Mexico are set to become the first example of a city secured through the power of biometric identification. Iris and face scanning technologies from Global Rainmakers, Inc. will allow people to use their eyes to prove t heir identify, withdraw money from an ATM, get help at a hospital, and even ride the bus. Whether you're jealous or intimidated by Leon's adoption of widespread eye identification you should pay attention to the project – similar biometric checkpoints are coming to locations near you. Some are already in place." - Full Article Source

ITEM #22

09/29/10 - Sick societies and swift solutions
There are no exceptions, just varying degrees of cruelty, callousness, the social chaos our societies are becoming day by day, week by week, year by year as we see what our forefathers built - decent moral behaviour and respect for the value of social contribution - slip and slide into an abyss of Armageddon in our cities and on our streets.

Every year there are fourteen million cases of anti-social behaviour according to Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary, which translates into 26 every minute. Practically one every two seconds. 40 since you started reading this piece. According to the same statistics, only one quarter are reported, 32 per cent of those who did report the incidents experienced retaliation and 60 per cent were unaware of any police action being taken.

When little Kevin or Sharon stand up in class and spit at or slap their teachers, where is the authority? It has been taken away from teachers. And replaced with nothing. In the good old days, you were given the rules to read and two weeks to learn them. If you failed the test you were beaten and if you dared to complain at home, got another one for being a snitch. But you learnt the rules. And if you broke them, you knew the consequences and yes, it would happen.

So suppose we start before the child even goes to school, with parenting contracts in which those who have children sign up, underwriting their personal responsibility in the education of their child, facing all the consequences of its actions while still a minor, and how about socialising the child for the classroom from day #1? This does not mean brutality, it means education, which is firmness, upholding the rules within a system of rewards and withdrawal of privilege depending on the behaviour.

For these gangs of marauding, urinating, swearing monsters kicking in old ladies and setting fire to cats and babies for fun, the notion arises that human rights apply to those who behave like human beings. Inside a properly functioning system, they would not last five minutes. Cost money? How to pay for it? Well, easy! Let's pretend we're bailing out a bank and suddenly three trillion dollars will materialise from thin air. - Full Article Source

ITEM #23

09/29/10 - NASA Data Reveals China's Industrial Air Pollution
KeelyNet "China's skyrocketing industrialism comes at a price to the environment, according to Canadian scientists who used NASA data to publish a report on worldwide air pollution (PDF) in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The biggest problem appears to be a bright red mass in Northeastern China around the Yangtze River Delta — a rapidly developing piece of China's explosive economy. There doesn't seem to be a lot of acknowledgment from the state media, but blogs are picking it up as one of the few s ources of data on air pollution for the area. The sad fact is that particulate matter in the air less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter is not classified as pollution by the Chinese government, so they have no official measurements to provide. If you're i n Shanghai and looking for a breath of fresh air, you've got quite the journey ahead of you." - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - Other Tech the Senate Would Have Banned
"A few weeks ago, Senators Patrick Leahy and Orrin Hatch introduced the 'Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act' (COICA) bill, which was discussed here on Slashdot. The main part of the bill would allow the Justice Department to shut down web sites that it deems are 'dedicated to infringing activities,' without a trial (due process is so old fashioned). Of course, in reviewing the bill, it's important to note that pretty much every new technology in the entertainment industry over the last cen tury was deemed 'dedicated to infringing activities,' so here's a list of all of the technologies COICA would have banned in the past, including Hollywood itself, radio, cable television, the photocopier, the iPod and more." - Full Article Source

ITEM #25

09/29/10 - Motorcyclist Wins Taping Case Against State Police
"Readers may recall the case of a Maryland motorcyclist (Anthony Graber) arrested and charged with wiretapping violations (a felony) when he recorded his interaction with a Maryland State Trooper. Today, Judge Emory A. Pitt threw out the wiretapping charg es against Graber, leaving only his traffic violations to be decided on his October 12 trial date. 'The judge ruled that Maryland's wire tap law allows recording of both voice and sound in areas where privacy cannot be expected. He ruled that a police of ficer on a traffic stop has no expectation of privacy.' A happy day for freedom-loving Marylanders and Americans in general." - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - Star Wars Films In 3D Due In 2012
"Star Wars creator George Lucas is converting all six films from his iconic science fiction saga into 3D and will re-release them in theatres in 2012. 'Episode I: The Phantom Menace' will be released first." - Full Article Source

ITEM #27

09/29/10 - See how Easy you can Learn Hypnotism (Dec, 1930)

KeelyNet

Or just buy my 3 ebooks on one CD (which helps support KeelyNet) and learn to master hypnosis on many levels for just $24.95. 'Hypnotic Therapy' (38 pages) / 'Hypnotic Science' (310 pages) / 'Mesmerism and Hypnotism' (133 pages). Many dozens of interesting experiments are included in these ebooks;

* from mesmerizing animals
* to party style hypnotic stunts
* miraculous healings
* behaviour modification
* and tapping into psychic abilities
* along with paranormal phenomena.

Described are techniques and methods for how to produce various levels of trance, how to test to determine which level and how to produce negative hallucinations, telepathy, clairvoyance, pain control and many other effects you can now experiment with using friends and/or family as your subjects. - Full Article Source

ITEM #28

09/29/10 - obama's Use of Hidden Hypnosis techniques in His Speeches
KeelyNet THE EVIDENCE IS HERE: This document (free PDF) contains over 60 pages of evidence and analysis proving Barack obama’s use of a little-known and highly deceptive and manipulative form of “hack” hypnosis on millions of unaware Americans, and reveals what only a few psychologists and hypnosis/NLP experts know. barack obama’s speeches contain the hypnosis techniques of Dr. Milton Erickson, M.D. who developed a form of “conversational” hypnosis that could be hidden in seemingly normal speech and used on patients without their knowledge for therapy purposes.

obama’s techniques are the height of deception and psychological manipulation, remaining hidden because one must understand the science behind the language patterns in order to spot them. This document examines Obama’s speeches word by word, hand gesture by hand gesture, tone, pauses, body language, and proves his use of covert hypnosis intended only for licensed therapists on consenting patients. obama’s mesmerized, cult-like, grade-school-crush-like worship by millions is not because “Obama is the greatest leader of a generation” who simply hasn’t accomplished anything, who magically “inspires” by giving speeches. obama is committing perhaps the biggest fraud and deception in American history. obama is not just using subliminal messages, but textbook covert hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming techniques on audiences that are intentionally designed to sideline rational judgment and implant subconscious commands to think he is wonderful and elect him President. obama is eloquent.

However, obama’s subconscious techniques are shown to elicit powerful emotion from his audience and then transfer those emotions onto him, to sideline rational judgment, and implant hypnotic commands that we are unaware of and can’t even consciously question. The polls are misleading because some of Obama’s commands are designed to be triggered only in the voting booth on November 4th. obama is immune to logical arguments like Wright, Ayers, shifting every position, character, and inexperience, because hypnosis affects us on an unconscious and emotional level. Too many people who see this unaccomplished man’s unnatural and irrational rise to the highest office in the world as suspicious and frightening and to those who welcome it, this document uncovers, explains, and proves the deceptive tactics behind true “obama Phenomenon” including why younger people are more easily affected. - Full Article Source

ITEM #29

09/29/10 - Refreshing, Rational Comments about ID & Proof of Citizenship

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Comment by OSTATEMAN;

Whenever I travel to Europe, I must show a passport. It's proof of my being in the country legally. It's stamped at the border when I come in and when I leave and it's repeated at each and every country. Do I scream and shout about it?! Heck, no! I expect to be asked for it and I have it available. Why? Because that's their law.

Whenever I'm pulled over in the United States, I must show proof of insurance and a valid Driver's License. My Driver's License is my proof of citizenship -- or it should be if the DL is properly searching my background before it's issued. Why do I carry it with me? Because that's our law. Are we going to allow our nation or the citizens of another nation the "right" to pick and choose which law they wish to respect and/or violate?

We, as a nation, need to uphold our laws to aliens (illegals especially) or we need to change them. If our nation continues to allow these laws to be violated without repercussions, then I'm going to choose NOT to pay my taxes. How far do you think I'd get with that little choice?!

If poor, uneducated Mexicans and Central Americans want a better life, then they need to apply for citizenship and go about it the way their governments require those that want to enter, live and work in their countries as well.

I applaud the smart, level-headed people of Texas. They're not going to kowtow to some PC jerks that have ripped this country apart.

Go Texas. Go Arizona. Go home illegals. - Full Article Source

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09/29/10 - How did we ever allow this to fade?
In 1984, the Reagan reelection campaign set the standard for modern political advertising with its fabled "Morning in America" series, which included one of the greatest political ads of all time -- "Better, Prouder, Stronger." The ad captured the zeitgeist -- America under President Reagan was coming back, full of optimism and confidence in the future. Today, the zeitgeist is exactly the opposite. Americans are worried about their future, and about a government determined to implement policies that just don't work. But like its predecessor, "Mourning in America" offers a new hope -- if we can just get our government to return to time-tested policies that can spark a rebirth of liberty. - Full Article Source

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ITEM #31

09/29/10 - Interesting view of 9/11
Don't shoot the messenger. For me, the incredible damage done to the US, our people and economy over the past 10 years makes any 9/11 avenue worth investigating. Imagine what the USA would be today if 9/11 had never happened or we had not gone terrorist c razy to cause so much death and misery to so many. We will remain lost and blinded until we recall all US troops and cure this induced paranoia that has almost destroyed us. This pdf file tries to make a case that Israel, CIA and Mossad were all behind 9/ 11 to force actions against Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan. What if? - Full Article Source

ITEM #32

09/28/10 - Aerial photos in 2008 of Tilley House showing Solar/Wind/Generator

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Here you can see the house with the separate garage. On the garage are standard wind turbines and solar panels. In the right hand corner you can see the generator. So Tilleys' claim of a self-powered (via pure wind & solar) house is NOT true. He is using standard wind & solar technology but is also buying propane and has a generator. He uses off-the-shelf technology and he does pay for propane. Note in the video he intentionally does NOT show the propane tank or the generator. It is a lie to say the house is totally self-powered. He lied about the self-recharging electric car, now is lying about this house. - Thanks to my Email Contact for sharing these!

ITEM #33

09/27/10 - Tilley at it again? Shields Up!
KeelyNet A friend who was heavily involved with the Tilley scam sent me this email from one of his cheated investors;

I just received a phone call from a fellow ******. Her ****** has been invited by Mr. Tilley, to tour his "totally off the grid solar and wind powered home". Does this guy ever stop? He's still advertising and promoting, and I have to think that getting $$ in his pocket is in the whole scenario too. The sign is still up for his "business" and he's still roaming free.

I so fervently wish that he had been hauled him off to jail so I didn't have to worry about my friends and neighbors being ripped off. I want to take out a huge ad in the local newspapers and list all the websites that tell what he's done and publish the court proceedings. However, I will simply rant and rave to you and then keep alerting everyone I can to his evil presence...just so you know!! :-) ***

I wrote back to my contact asking for more details and he/she responded with;

He's in Nebraska, where he ran to from Tennessee the day of our first court appearance back in '06 (?). Detail I can provide...BTW.....amazing he can run on wind and solar...like no one else can do that...DUH! Oh, would you like to see the aerial photos taken that show the big propane fired generator out behind the garage?

That's as much info as I have for now, but since Tilley seems to have gotten off scotfree other than money and fines, he knows how many gullible and trusting people there are out there so is apparently seeking them out again. Using Superpages, I found 28 Tilley's in Nebraska but none with Carl or his wife Ruth. In case you didn't read about the award;

Investors win $26M award against Tilleys In 2002, Carl Tilley boasted that he could run a converted DeLorean indefinitely with his free energy technology. At an annual stockholder's meeting, Tilley told shareholders that he had received a phone call from General Electric with an offer of 2 billion dollars to buy the technology "sight unseen." Of course, GE had never heard of Tilley, but that didn't seem to bother investors. Tilley and his wife were found guilty of fraud using "intricate schemes, promises and lies" and engaged in "a pattern of racketeering activity."

Here are two of the hype videos to troll investors into the original Tilley scheme. If anyone finds any of his advertising online, please pass it along and I'll post it as a warning, thanks!

Update: Found a youtube dated June 24, 2009! It says he is now located in Northeastern Perkins County in Nebraska and gives an email, but not a website to contact him. The email is tj@depodio.com and it shows the video was uploaded by tjd217 with other links to some preacher. Don't know at this point if there is any connection but church memberships are what Dennis Lee uses to find easy investors, so Caveat Emptor!!! - Email

Tilley self powered house survives storm
My contact says there is a
"big propane fired generator out behind the garage"

Carl Tilley says GE offered $2 Billion, "sight unseen"

Under His Own Power: The Electric DeLorean


ITEM #34

09/27/10 - Cool Gadget - $80 Time-Lapse PlantCam
Track plant growth and watch an entire growing cycle in seconds! The PlantCam is a digital time-lapse camera that takes photos at user-selected time intervals and then weaves them together into a single time-lapse video. Choose to compress a week, month or a season of growing into a 30-second video. Don’t have a green thumb? You can use the PlantCam to create time-lapse videos of construction projects, parties or changing weather patterns! The Time-Lapse PlantCam is rugged, weatherproof and easy to use. Setup is a cinch—no tools, software or wiring required. Just selec t the time intervals, and the PlantCam quietly goes to work, snapping photos of your flora throughout the day. The PlantCam even turns itself off at night and back on in the morning to conserve space and battery life. A 52-degree field of view—roughly com parable to a 46mm focal length in a film camera—captures expansive shots, while a 4.0 megapixel resolution produces crystal-clear images. Includes mounting bracket, mounting strap, A/V Out Cable, Tape Measure, User Guide, 16MB of built-in memory and USB c ord. Uses 4 AA batteries (included).

(This is the coolest experimental device I've seen in a long time and at such a great price! This would be great for experiments with drying minerals and solutions subjected to stellar or other radiations (chromatography). It would also be very useful for testing bio-energetic effects on plants, seedlings, yeast and such. Noxious radiations would clearly show up against a control specimen which could reveal many hidden things. Even for watching paint dry or water boil, wow! (thats a joke son...) And ch eck out the cellscope cellphone microscope for capturing images anywhere. I want one or two of these time lapse cameras! - JWD) - Full Article Source

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09/27/10 - Cool Gadget - CelloScope 5x to 60x Cellphone Microscope
KeelyNet Daniel A. Fletcher's CelloScope design turns a camera phone into a high-resolution diagnostic microscope that can transmit data from remote areas to diagnostics labs in more connected areas. "To be able to receive analysis and treatment recommendations f rom remote experts," writes the Tech Museum, "could drastically reduce both the cost and time of performing critical disease diagnosis, as well as provide an early warning of epidemics, in poverty-stricken regions around the globe." - Full Article Source

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09/27/10 - Cool Gadget - $100 Children's Night Vision Camcorder
KeelyNet This is the infrared camcorder that lets young spies-in-training record footage in complete darkness. Its 4X digital zoom lens collects enough ambient light to record black and white video or take photos even on moonless nights. The camera records in full color during daytime use. The camcorder captures up to 4 hours of video footage with audio at 640 x 480 resolution on an SD card up to 32 GB (not included, see below). Footage can be played back on the camera's 1 1/2" LCD screen or a TV, or downloaded to a computer. Includes USB and AV cables, video and photo management software for Mac and Windows 7, Vista, or XP. Requires 4 AAA batteries. Ages 7 and up. 2 3/4" H x 6" W x 10 1/2" L. (1 lb.) - Full Article Source

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09/27/10 - Cool Gadget - $140 Fish Finding Watch
KeelyNet This fish finder is worn on your wrist and doubles as a working wristwatch, complete with time and date, unlike other sonar sensors that are handheld or affixed to a boat. It operates in a wide 75' remote radius, transmitting real-time views of fish to th e 1 1/4" LCD display. The sensor reads depth to 120' with a wide 90° sonar beam. Includes display backlighting and a pulse-lit advanced sensor for night fishing. All controls are easily commanded from the waterproof wrist unit. Remote sensor runs 500 cont inuous hours, and automatically shuts off after removal from water. With instruction manual and remote sensor. Sensor is ABS plastic. Battery included. 2" H x 2" W x 2 3/4" D. (1 oz.) - Full Article Source

ITEM #38

09/26/10 - Where Good Ideas Come From, 4 minute version
Here's a short video promo for Steven Johnson's upcoming Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, a lecture on the way that transformative ideas incubate for long times, come out of left field, and thrive best when there's no one for eclosing on them because they're too weird or disruptive. It's inspiring stuff, and a real indictment of proprietary and closed systems that put blocks and hurdles in the way of creators in the name of "good user experience" or legal compliance. - Full Article Source

ITEM #39

09/26/10 - Pasco firm developing alternative battery with UF
Dais Analytic, a startup based at the West Pasco Industrial Park, has struck a deal with the University of Florida to create a new type of battery, one that can hold as much energy as the same volume of gasoline. In short, it could replace fossil fuels n ow powering cars. The same property that makes Dais' invention attractive to water molecules also helps it store large amounts of energy. An electric car powered by Dais' material could travel 300 miles on a single charge, compared with the 100-mile range of the newest electric cars, Tangredi said. The project getting under way in Gainesville could replace conventional batteries with an alternative that's cheap, lightweight and quick to charge – if researchers can build something that works. - Full Article Source

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09/26/10 - Engineer invents solar motor
KeelyNet A retired engineer has developed an outboard motor that functions without fuel. Kitione Namakadre of Cunningham said the idea was driven by the increase in price of fuel. "This invention goes without fuel. It uses a battery and uses solar energy," he said . He said the motor had a 40 horsepower engine. He said it took him a month to finish the invention. Mr Namakadre has just retired from the Fiji Police Force as technical director. Originally from Ra, he has spent 30 years in Suva. He said he was asking p eople to bring their old outboard motor if they wanted it transformed into a solar one. Mr Namakadre said the motor would be good for fishermen as there would be no fuel consumption. - Full Article Source

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09/26/10 - Troon plumber David’s invention is boiling hot
David Osborne developed the Jompy boiler in his spare time. And over the last year, it has made a massive difference to the lives of people in the developing world. The affordable device kills bacteria in water, making it safe enough to drink. The Jompy w orks by taking in cold water through one pipe and swirling it around tightly coiled copper piping placed on a fire before sending the steaming hot water out of another pipe. And while the Jompy is working, the coiled piping can be used like an oven ring. David, 36, explained: “The Jompy takes the cultural norm of heating water in a pan over a fire, and significantly speeds up the process. “By boiling water around four times quicker than traditional methods, it will enable households to use their fuel more efficiently, ultimately reducing household wood smoke and positively impacting on the environment. “Plus the solar attachment is a way to introduce the concept of renewable energy to very traditional, conservative communities who may be resistant to aban doning the age-old tried and tested ways.” For more information on David’s invention, log on to www.celsiussolar.com And to help him win the BBC World Challenge Award log on to www.worldchallenge.co.uk (In the video he shows the device producing water at 98.4 degree Celsius which is 209.12 degree Fahrenheit.) - Full Article Source

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09/26/10 - Cheap solar water heater simple DIY project
A short video showing the small solar water heater I designed a couple of days ago. It consists of 136 feet of 1/2" black tubing. Internal diameter is actually 3/5" (cost approx $10.00), 4 connector pieces (to connect the various pieces together and to co nnect it to the house (cost approx. $5.00)), and finally the 'y connector' so I could have the garden hose hooked up at the same time (cost approx $5.00).

All purchased from home depot. Total cost was approx. $20.00. all I did was coil 100 feet of the hose and attach it to a piece of plywood. After 30 minutes of sun the water temperature is about 130-133 degrees and after 60 to 90 minutes it can reach 150 d egrees.

The tubing can hold about 2 gallons of water at a time. If you drain and refill several times throughout the day you could easily get 10-15 gallons of hot water a day. Of note: they call the tubing 1/2" but the actual internal diameter of the tubing is 3/ 5" (.6 inches).

100 feet of tubing holds 1.47 gallons and 136 feet of tubing holds approx. 2 gallons. home depot sells a 500 foot roll for about $35.00. That would hold 7.36 gallons of water. For extra pics and info. - Full Article Source

ITEM #43

09/26/10 - Johnson Thermo-Electrochemical Converter System
Until now, thermodynamic engines that use compressible working fluids have generally been mechanical devices. These devices have inherent difficulties in achieving high compression ratios and in achieving the near constant temperature compression and expa nsion processes needed to approximate Carnot equivalent cycles. Solid-state thermoelectric converters that utilize semiconductor materials have only been able to achieve single digit conversion efficiency. The JTEC is an all solid-state engine that operat es on the Ericsson cycle. Equivalent to Carnot, the Ericsson cycle offers the maximum theoretical efficiency available from an engine operating between two temperatures. The JTEC system utilizes the electro-chemical potential of hydrogen pressure applied across a proton conductive membrane (PCM). The membrane and a pair of electrodes form a Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) similar to those used in fuel cells. On the high-pressure side of the MEA, hydrogen gas is oxidized resulting in the creation of protons and electrons. The pressure differential forces protons through the membrane causing the electrodes to conduct electrons through an external load. On the low-pres sure side, the protons are reduced with the electrons to reform hydrogen gas. This process can also operate in reverse. If current is passed through the MEA a low-pressure gas can be "pumped" to a higher pressure. The JTEC uses two membrane electrode asse mbly (MEA) stacks. One stack is coupled to a high temperature heat source and the other to a low temperature heat sink. Hydrogen circulates within the engine between the two MEA stacks via a counter flow regenerative heat exchanger. The engine does not re quire oxygen or a continuous fuel supply, only heat. Like a gas turbine engine, the low temperature MEA stack is the compressor stage and the high temperature MEA is the power stage. The MEA stacks will be designed for sufficient heat transfer with the he at source and sink to allow near constant temperature expansion and compression processes. This feature coupled with the use of a regenerative counter flow heat exchanger will allow the engine to approximate the Ericsson cycle. The engine is scaleable and has applications ranging from supplying power for Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) to power for large-scale applications such as fixed power plants. The technology is applicable to skid mounted, field generators, land vehicles, air vehicles and sp acecraft. The JTEC could utilize heat from fuel combustion, solar, low grade industrial waste heat or waste heat from other power generation systems including fuel cells, internal combustion engines and combustion turbines. As a heat pump, the JTEC system could be used as a drop in replacement for existing HVAC equipment in residential, commercial, or industrial settings. - Full Article Source

ITEM #44

09/26/10 - The Higher You Are, the Faster You Age
KeelyNet Physicists used extremely accurate atomic clocks to calculate how time flows more slowly the closer someone is to Earth. The researchers found that even a height difference of around 1 foot (33 centimeters) causes a measurable change in the passing of ti me. For example, if one twin spent 79 years living at an altitude 1 foot higher than her sister, the first twin would end up approximately 90 billionths of a second older, the researchers found. The scientists measured this by using super-sensitive clocks , each made of a single charged aluminum atom that vibrates between two energy levels over a million billion times per second. They placed one clock at a higher elevation in the lab than the other, and found, just as Einstein predicted, that the higher cl ock ran slightly faster than the lower clock. "You need to have really high accuracy to be able to tell the difference that a small height change is going to make on the tick rate of your clocks," said study leader James Chin-Wen Chou of the National Inst itute of Standards and Technology. "So I would say that although our clocks can clearly see it, people won't feel any difference." This so-called "time-dilation" effect is a consequence of Einstein's theory of general relativity, which posits that the gra vity of a massive body – such as the Earth – warps the space-time around it, causing the flow of time to speed up or slow down depending on its distance from the mass. (Time is theorized to slow down the closer one gets to the massive body.) Another disco very of Einstein's – so-called special relativity – revealed that time also appears to flow slower for a person standing still from the perspective of one who is moving. The researchers were able to verify this, too, by taking two identical atomic clocks and set one in motion so it moved in oscillations back and forth in the lab at a rate of several meters per second. That clock ticked at a slightly slower rate than the second clock, as predicted by relativity. "We have to discard the concept of absolute time," Chou said. - Full Article Source

ITEM #45

09/26/10 - Thieves, armed with a vacuum cleaner, still on the run
Thieves in Paris have been stealing money with the clever use of a vacuum. Not just bits of change here and there, they’ve stolen over 500,000 euros. They noticed that Monoprix supermarkets use a pneumatic tube system to transport rolls of cash to and fro m the safe. Realizing this was the weakest point in the security, they simply drilled a big hole in the tube, hooked up a vacuum and sucked the cash out. Forget lock picking or safe cracking, this had to be ridiculously easy. The thieves are still out the re, sucking their way to riches. At this point, they’ve hit 15 locations. Their luck has to run out some time right? - Full Article Source

ITEM #46

09/26/10 - An Ultrasensitive Explosives Detector
Nanowire arrays are a thousand times more sensitive than dog noses at sniffing out explosives. The sensor could be cheaply produced and incorporated into a handheld instrument for detecting buried landmines or concealed explosives at security checkpoints, according to Fernando Patolsky, a chemistry professor who led the work, which was published in the journal Angewandte Chemie last week. The researchers are developing a portable instrument based on the technology. Their first prototype is about the size of a brick. "We could put the sensors everywhere in an airport, in every corner of a shopping mall," Patolsky says. The nanowire array isn't the first device to achieve canine levels of explosive-sniffing sensitivity. A system developed by ICx Technologie s, based in Arlington, Virginia, can detect vapors given off by explosives with a sensitivity matching that of a canine nose. Instead of nanowires, the ICx system uses polymers that glow or stop glowing in response to traces of explosive in a vapor in a f ew seconds. This device is being used in battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration recently started using it at airports, but most airports still rely on microwave oven-sized instruments that take minutes, rather than seconds, to detect explosives in swabs taken from luggage or passengers' skin. The new Tel Aviv University device is a thousand times more sensitive than any existing detector, including the ICx device. The researchers have used it to detect T NT and the plastic explosives RDX and PETN at concentrations lower than one part per trillion in a few seconds. - Full Article Source

ITEM #47

09/26/10 - Mosquito Catcher/Killer Solution
“We have developed a mosquito trap, a very simple device. This contains a solution, which we have formulated. It should be a trap. What does a trap do? It should be an attraction. So why does it attract a mosquito? Because of color. And because of the sol ution which has fumes so it also attracts,” Montejo said. Montejo showed a small black canister and a rectangular piece of wood, which he said was introduced 12 years ago to monitor the number of mosquitoes in an area. But this time, Montejo said they wou ld put a solution to kill the mosquitoes’ larvae and prevent them from multiplying. “Because it’s an attraction, mosquitoes will come here. That’s the purpose of the solution, we have validated in our (laboratory), it’s really an attraction and 100 percen t the larvae gets killed,” Montejo said. He said the container and the piece of wood would only cost P30 each and would be tested next week in Quezon City and Marikina, areas considered as dengue hotspots. The solution would cost less than P10 each. “We a re talking of 500 homes in Quezon City and another 500 homes in Marikina each, which we will be constantly monitoring and if it’s really positive, which we expect it to be, we can roll out all over because it’s only P30,” Montejo said. Montejo said the so lution was not so secret and that it was safe being organic. However, he said they must be able to ensure correct implementation to make it effective. “The reason why we are bullish and optimistic is that it kills larvae 100 percent even if the (mosquitoe s that released the larvae) are still alive,” he said. Montejo said mosquitoes were attracted more to the solution and black color of the container than just the black water. “We are now testing other solutions just to raise the level of attractiveness,” he said. Montejo said they were hoping to make the solution last for two months since a mosquito has a one-month life span and would release eggs four times in her life. “These are only women (mosquitoes) but (during those) four times (of releasing eggs) 400 (new mosquitoes are born) and 80 percent (of the mosquitoes) are female. That’s what we are hoping to stop,” Montejo said. Montejo said the DOST will not sell the containers because they were readily available and could be improvised. “This (use of b lack canisters) is not a new thing. It’s been 12 years (since it was first used). But this is the first that we’re killing the larvae,” Montejo said. He explained a household would need more than one container to be able to stop the spread of mosquitoes a nd that they should be placed near plants and areas with stagnant water. Montejo said they would also like to come up with diagnostic kits so that it would be easier to find out if one had dengue or not. - Full Article Source

ITEM #48

09/26/10 - The Coming Air Age
KeelyNet When Russian émigré and helicopter designer Igor Sikorsky predicted in the September 1942 issue of The Atlantic that we'd all live in the mountains and commute into Manhattan via helicopter bus, it didn't seem beyond the realm of possibility. It seemed li ke a natural extension of two major trends of the time: the rise of powered flight and the decentralization of America into the burbs and beyond. Why wouldn't these two themes conjoin to spawn an airbus future? The truth is that it's really difficult to k now when a predicted massive sociotechnical change is absurd and when it's visionary. About the only thing we do know is that people like Sikorsky are wrong when they tell us that one thing or another is inevitable. "But for the fact that the helicopter i s now a war weapon -- which means that all improvements must be shrouded in military secrecy -- I could describe additional details which would show why I am convinced that a helicopter bus service, for instance, is not only practicable but, in fact, inev itable," Sikorsky wrote. "Had the Second World War not turned all our thoughts to instruments of destruction, I do not believe you would have to wait another decade to see hundreds of thousands of helicopters in daily use." - Full Article Source

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09/26/10 - Drive Down the Cost of Solar and You’ll Get $65 Million
Solaria Corporation yesterday announced it raised $65 million in series D financing to expand production of their solar modules, which are designed specifically for ground-mounted tracking systems. The company uses a manufacturing process that “requires o nly a fraction of the capital expenditure per watt of manufacturing capacity needed by standard industry practices.” Now that’s kind of a big deal. Whenever the future of solar comes up in conversation, one of the first things you’ll hear is how great thi ngs will be “when we drive down the cost of solar panels,” or more ambitiously, “when we reach grid parity.” The problem with that kind of rhetoric is that it usually lacks specific details about progress being made toward these goals. Solaria’s news, how ever, was a lot more tangible and just as exciting. They have found and patented a way to manufacture solar panels at a fraction of the current cost. Investors seem to agree that this invention matters, coughing up $65 million is this round of funding. Th e funding will be used to increase availability of Solaria’s panels worldwide, and it includes a $10 million growth loan facility. - Full Article Source

ITEM #50

09/26/10 - Human-Electric Hybrid Car
The Imagine Power Station, the heart of the new machine, is built by HumanCar Inc. It can be started by a few backwards/forwards hand cranks, and the company says a senior citizen in reasonable shape would be able to manage the cranking easily. Moreover, it can be operated in electric power mode only or any combination of human and electric power. The mastermind behind this unusual combination is engineering prrofessor Charles Samuel Greenwood, who has been working on human-powered vehicles for over four decades. His latest development is this street legal sedan version, capable of carrying four people. If all four people are cranking, the vehicle can run solely on human power. However, the design allows for the chassis to be adapted to different styles a nd different types of batteries – thus allowing compatibility with future technologies. The recent demonstration (seen in this YouTube video) shows an open vehicle, but an all-weather roof will be available for the commercial version. Other advanced features include a touch-screen display with GPS and biometric data logging, and computing, communications, and sound systems. Safety is provided by a sophisticated structural system and controlled energy absorption areas. The Imagine PS is expected to be available next year with a price tag of $15,500. According to Huma nCar, production will begin when the company receives 800 pre-orders; currently it has about a hundred. Greenwood said the company is independent and "essentially profitable right now." Furthermore, they plan on taking human-powered cars to the developing world, along with other products such as a two-person mobile power station that folds into a suitcase. - Full Article Source

ITEM #51

09/26/10 - Clogging and Facilitating
KeelyNet Eighty-six percent of Americans in a CNN poll in February said our government is broken. That's essentially unanimity. You can get 14 percent of Americans to say anything. At least 17 percent of those with jobs get their paychecks from the government or government contractors. Of course, they may all be among those who think the thing is broken. It's odd that we would all think our government was broken, call it a democracy, and go fight wars to supposedly impose democracy on other countries, a concept that makes crystal clear how perverse our understanding of democracy is. Only, it's not odd at all, and not hypocritical on the part of Americans.

A majority of us want to end our current wars. A majority even say the wars were wrong to begin with, even though a majority backed them at the time (when the argument had nothing to do with spreading democracy). Very likely a majority would think attacking Iran was a bad idea after we did it, assuming we all survived to share the regret.

We have the wealthiest country in the world, but we're way behind and falling in measurements of health, infant mortality, job and retirement security, education, length of work week, and so on. We know our government's on a path that may someday be written about as a decline and fall, but we go through cycles of imagining the destruction has been halted whenever the president belongs to one political party or the other -- a fact that itself makes clear that our republic is in critical condition. Our congress members are expected to represent so many people now, about three quarters of a million each, that they can get away with representing none of them.

Over in the Senate, one senator representing a half million people has the same vote as one supposedly representing 34 million. And a group of senators representing 11 percent of Americans can block most legislation in the Senate and the House through a disgusting invention called the filibuster, which we think is cool because Jimmy Stewart did it 70 years ago in a movie made by a guy who also made war propaganda films for the government.

We have so much freedom as a result of this wonderful system of government that we not only get countless choices of automobiles and toothpaste to choose from, but every two years we get to vote, in most cases, for the less offensive of two truly horrible and not terribly different candidates. And we don't have to concern ourselves any more than that, since whoever wins will ignore everything we say for a year and 11 months, our opinions no matter how well articulated are not permitted in the corporate media, and unless we're very wealthy or willing to please those who are we don't have to worry about running for office ourselves. What a bargain! It gives us a ton of free time, unless we want to -- you know -- earn a living. - Full Article Source

ITEM #52

09/26/10 - BASELOAD ENERGY, INC. v. ROBERTS - Kite Energy Lawsuit
KeelyNet This action represents the second round of litigation between these parties and their affiliates concerning a so-called "flying electric generator" ("FEG"). In this action, Baseload is the plaintiff, and Roberts is the defendant. The FEG is a flying wind turbine, which harvests wind power and transmits it through tethers to ground stations linked to a utility grid. The '254 patent issued on August 24, 2004, to Roberts. The invention of the '254 patent comprises "[a] windmill kite for converting the kineti c energy of high altitude winds into useful work or other forms of energy." '254 patent col.7 ll.44-46. Roberts, the owner of the '254 patent, founded the Sky WindPower Corporation ("SWPC") to produce and market the FEG technology. SWPC's president is Dav id Shepard ("Shepard"), while Roberts is SWPC's chairman. SWPC is the exclusive licensee of the '254 patent pursuant to a written agreement dated April 15, 2008. David Resnick ("Resnick"), the founder and chief executive officer of Baseload, is a venture capitalist interested in wind energy projects. In June of 2006, Resnick expressed interest in a potential joint venture between SWPC and Baseload. Following a subsequent meeting, the parties allegedly entered into an oral agreement, by which SWPC and Robe rts agreed to assign the '254 patent rights to a new venture, Sky Power LLC ("Sky Power"), a limited liability company that would be created specifically for the venture. SWPC and Roberts would receive an 80% interest in Sky Power, while Resnick would hav e a 20% ownership interest and would serve as the chief executive officer of Sky Power. Sky Power was to raise an equity investment of $30 million from additional investors for the development of the FEG project. A written agreement memorializing the oral agreement was prepared, but it was never signed by the parties. Baseload, in this action, alleged that in reliance on Resnick's understanding of the agreement, Resnick immediately began to perform under the contract, forming Sky Power LLC, developing a b usiness plan, and contacting investors. Subsequently, the relationship between Resnick and Roberts broke down. - Full Article Source

ITEM #53

09/26/10 - China to add 12 cities to green vehicle subsidy pilot program
The Chinese government will grant subsidies to individual buyers of new energy vehicles in 12 more pilot cities, Zhang Laiwu, vice president of Ministry of Science and Technology (MST), said at a press conference organized by the State Council Information Office., People's Daily reported Friday. The government subsidies, which are currently being implemented in 13 cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Wuhan, etc., will initially be provided for vehicle purchases in the public sector and g radually be extended to the private sector, Zhang added. At present, China has signed 104 science and technology cooperative agreements with 97 countries, and put at top priority the cooperation in fields of climate change, energy and environmental protec tion, etc.. Aside from that, China has set up a China-U.S. Clean Energy Research Center with the United States, and signed a phase-II cooperative agreement on near-zero emissions power generation with the EU. The China-Germany Electric Vehicle Cooperative Project has also been launched. In the past ten years, the Chinese Government has allocated more than 10 billion yuan ($1.47 billion) to research and development of energy conservation and emissions reduction technologies, of which 2 billion yuan was inv ested in R&D of the electric vehicles, involving over 500 research subjects. China has already formulated 42 standards related to fuel-efficient and new energy vehicles and applied more than 1,600 invention patents. The country now has 98 charging station s, 325 charging piles for electric vehicles, as well as two discharging stations for large-size buses. - Full Article Source

ITEM #54

09/26/10 - Brookings Institution proposes clean-energy centers
A new report from the Mountain West branch of the Brookings Institution proposes four to six energy innovation centers be created in a region that includes six Western states. The report, released Sept. 1, recommends the federal government invest $1 billi on to $2 billion annually in the centers, two of which could be based in Nevada. "The idea would be to try to pull multiple partners into a single collaborative project focused on solving particular real world problems that are barriers to large scale dep loyment of, say, solar energy or geothermal," Muro said. The proposed centers' themes would draw on the resources of the Intermountain West Region, as defined by Brookings, which includes Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho and Colorado. Under the pr oposal Northern Nevada would partner with Utah and Idaho to work on geothermal research and commercialization. Meanwhile, Southern Nevada is a recommended site for a solar energy center. The report's authors also suggested Nevada could contribute to a nuc lear energy center. Other themes include advanced biofuels, an integrated smart grid and carbon management. - Full Article Source

ITEM #55

09/26/10 - Secretary of Energy: U.S. needs alternatives
Rising oil prices and a declining supply will create an enormous problem in the U.S. unless other energy sources are found and made affordable, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said Tuesday in Butte. "We will live in a carbon-constrained world," he said. Ch u suggested Montana invest in energy storage systems which could work in conjunction with the state's wind and water resources. He said research and development laboratories across the country should take more risks and try for that "game-changing home ru n" that solves some of these outstanding issues. - Full Article Source

ITEM #56

09/26/10 - Impending Oil Crisis Will Overshadow Global Climate Change
Leading energy consultants Dr. Robert Hirsch and colleagues Dr. Roger Bezdek and Robert Wendling, co-authors of an infamous 2005 report for the U.S. Department of Energy on peak oil, predict an impending decline in world oil production may occur within th e next five years and urge government, industry and the general public to address the issue, in their newly published book The Impending World Energy Mess: What It Is and What It Means to You! Concerned by a lack of action and fearful that the subject of global warming may be distracting people from a more imminent issue, Dr. Hirsch and his colleagues decided to take action and write the book. They argue that oil production reached a plateau in 2004 and has remained relatively consistent ever since. They are concerned that a decline in world oil production is potentially two to five years away and will have significant economic consequences. "The decline of world oil production will overshadow climate concerns and will become humankind's most urgent prior ity," forecasts Dr. Hirsch. "This is a liquid fuels problem. There is a large amount of liquid fuel consuming equipment, such as cars, trains, ships and aircraft, which move people and goods around every day. When world oil production irreversibly begins to decline, there will be shortages. Switching the energy we put into almost all machinery will not happen overnight." In The Impending World Energy Mess; What It is and What It Means to You!, Hirsch and his colleagues discuss the long production cycles i nvolved in oil production, examine what forecasters have been predicting, evaluate current alternative energy options, and review what can be done to mitigate the upcoming challenges. This book will help educate readers about the realities of energy in ge neral (oil in particular) and provides a practical basis for understanding and personal action. The Impending World Energy Mess is initially available through Amazon.com, WHSmith in the UK and the Apogee Prime website http://www.apogeeprime.com. - Full Article Source

ITEM #57

09/26/10 - Making sharing irresistible
The "Mesh" describes businesses and organizations that share stuff, fueled in part by the mobile web & social networks. Mesh lifestyles and businesses embrace a world in which access to things trumps owning them. In my book, The Mesh: Why the Future of Bu siness is Sharing, I talk about dozens of these new outfits, and why they are growing at such a prodigious rate. There are a couple of thousand more at www.meshing.it. Well-known examples include car & bike sharing, (Zipcar , B Cycle & GetAround) and vaca tion home-sharing services. (AirBnB & VRBO). But there are lots of more surprising ideas brought to market -- fashion & craft exchanges, tools libraries, p2p energy, co-working, rooftop farming, p2p money lending, technology driven by sharing, and support for the arts. Mesh companies leverage billions of dollars of investment in tech and physical infrastructure, and are relatively inexpensive to start and run. - Full Article Source

ITEM #58

09/26/10 - Zen Magnets vs Buckyballs Comparison
In this youtubed open letter, a representative from Zen Magnets (small-fry makers of little round powerful magnets you can use to make interesting shapes) replies to a legal threat from Buckyballs (leading makers of little round powerful magnets you can u se to make interesting shapes). It starts with a recorded voicemail from Buckyballs CEO Jake Bronstein threatening to sue Zen Magnets for selling a kit containing both Buckyballs and Zen Magnets on eBay with the claim that Zen Magnets are manufactured to a higher tolerance, are stronger, and have a brighter finish. From there, the Zen Magnets rep does a wonderful job illustrating the validity of his claims -- and making Buckyballs look like an anti-competitive bully who fights dirty with threats instead o f superior products. According to this Slashdot article, the initial YouTube upload was taken down by a bogus DMCA copyright claim from Buckyballs CEO Jake Bronstein, which lends credence to the "bullying jerk" impression the Zen Magnets video delivers. B asically, this video's got everything: consumer advocacy, magnets, science, copyright abuse. It's about the classiest response I can imagine to a legal threat. Let's hope Zen sells a lot of magnets off the back of it. - Full Article Source

ITEM #59

09/26/10 - Drug Alert
Dan Rather Reports recently exposed counterfeit drugs filled with unsafe ingredients (boric acid, brick dust, highway paint and floor wax). It’s estimated that 10 percent of the world’s medicine is counterfeit, but even a 1 percent rate in the U.S. is 34 million prescriptions. “TruTags,” from TruTag Technologies, are edible tags containing information that can identify a real drug, making it easier to distinguish from the counterfeit. Unlike the RFID (radio frequency) tags that have come into common use t oday, TruTags can be broken into pieces, or heated to 1000 degrees and still retain their information. TruTag Technologies was just named the 2010 North American Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Innovation of the Year by Frost & Sullivan. - Full Article Source

ITEM #60

09/26/10 - Water-based 'artificial leaf' produces electricity
More research into the potentially game changing breakthrough of harnessing the amazingly efficient energy production system of plants from a team led by a North Carolina State University researcher has shown that water-gel-based solar devices -- 'artific ial leaves' -- can act like solar cells to produce electricity. Their findings, say the NCSU researchers, prove the concept of solar cells that mimic nature. They believe their cells can also be much less expensive and much more environmentally friendly t han the standard silicon-based solar cells currently generating a tiny fraction of the world's current. - Full Article Source

ITEM #61

09/26/10 - Laser mic makes eavesdropping remarkably simple
Here’s a surprisly simple way to build yourself a laser-based listening device. It consists of two modules, a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter is a set of lasers, one is visible red for aiming, and the other is infrared for measuring the vibrat ion of a surface. Point the transmitter at the window of the room you want to listen in on and the laser can be reflected back to the receiver. The receiver module has a phototransistor to pick up the infrared laser light, and an LM386 audio amplifier to generate the audio signal sent to a pair of headphone. The need to be well-aligned which is easy enough using a pair of tripods. - Full Article Source

ITEM #62

09/26/10 - E-Books Are Only 6% of Printed Book Sales
"MIT's technology blog argues that ebook sales represent 'only six pecent of the total market for new books.' It cites a business analysis which calculates that by mid-July, Amazon had sold 15.6 million hardcover books versus 22 million ebooks, but with sales of about 48 million more paperback books. Amazon recently announced they sell 180 ebooks for every 100 hardcover books, but when paperbacks are counted, ebooks represent just 29.3% of all Amazon's book sales. And while Amazon holds about 19% of the book market, they currently represent 90% of all ebook sales — suggesting that ebooks represent a tiny fraction of all print books sold. 'Many tech pundit wants books to die,' argues MIT's Christopher Mims, citing the head of Microsoft's ClearType team, who says 'I'd be glad to ditch thousands of paper- and hard-backed books from my bookshelves. I'd rather have them all on an iPad.' But while Nicholas Negroponte predicts the death of the book within five years, Mims argues that 'it's just as likely that as the ranks of the early adopters get saturated, adoption of ebooks will slow.'" - Full Article Source

ITEM #63

09/26/10 - Most Software Patent Trolls Lose Lawsuits
"A new study is out concerning patent trolls and software patents, which found the rather surprising news that the most litigated patents tend to lose nearly 90% of the time. When broken down into different categories, patent trolls and software patents l ose their lawsuits most often. While some may suggest this means 'the system is working,' that's not really true. The data suggests that most companies, when threatened with a lawsuit, end up settling or licensing to avoid the high costs of litigating. Bu t the fact that so few software patents and patent trolls do well at trial may be more incentive to fight back. Either way, what does seem pretty obvious is that all those ridiculous patents you see in patent lawsuits are, in fact, bad patents." - Full Article Source

ITEM #64

09/23/10 - The Answer

KeelyNet

I love this kind of thinking. It's on a par with the Maxine comic strip with her efficient and accurate solutions to so many of our government generated problems. - Thanks Norm Wootan for the pic!

ITEM #65

09/23/10 - First Human Powered Ornithopter
"A University of Toronto engineering graduate student has made and successfully flown a human-powered flapping-wing aircraft. From the article: 'Todd Reichert, a PhD candidate at the university's Institute of Aerospace Studies, piloted the wing-flapping a ircraft, sustaining both altitude and airspeed for 19.3 seconds and covering a distance of 145 metres at an average speed of 25.6 kilometres per hour.'" - Full Article Source

ITEM #66

09/23/10 - Electric Car technology sabotaged in favor of Profits
American journalist Edwin Black reported in his book Internal Combustion, released some time ago. This work demonstrates how powerful transport and oil companies have teamed up to scan the planet using the electric car, paving the way for clean gasoline and diesel oil. Reportedly, the electric car was already invented in the distant year of 1830. Around the year 1900, an unbelievable 90% of taxis that ran in New York City were electric, as electric trams were also used for public transportation. Back then what proliferated was not gas stations, but futuristic refilling stations. Here is how some large companies realized that gasoline cars could be sold for higher prices.

According to what the author said in an interview with Superinteressante magazine,

"the plan was to sell the combustion cars at a high price, only for the rich. Until a Detroit automaker decided to follow his own path. It was Henry Ford who planned to produce cheap combustion cars. Ford faced years of legal battles against cartels to win the right to produce his cars. But when he finally won the war in court, he realized that the U.S. was becoming "a dirty place with soot generated by petrol engines."

The author, noting that in the U.S. as early as 1912, some magazines and newspapers warned of the environmental problems of gasoline cars, records that there was then a new turn: Ford joined the scientist Thomas Edison on a project to produce a cheap electric car that would be accessible to all. Asked what caused the failure of this project, the author gave a shocking answer:

"An apparent sabotage in the batteries. They were going out in good condition from the Edison plant in New Jersey, but did not work when they arrived at Ford in Detroit. In 1914, when he tried to make a fool proof battery free of manipulation, their labs were destroyed by a mysterious fire."

About public transport the author reveals that in 1925, the electrical pathways carried 15 million passengers per year in the U.S.. That was until 1935, a conglomerate of powerful corporations created the NCL, or National City Lines. And behold, this NCL immediately began to buy the transport companies that used electric vehicles.

After buying them, the electric buses were burned, so that they could no longer be used, replaced by petrol models. According to the author's complaint, this happened in 40 U.S. cities, until there was a conspiracy charge, recognized by the judiciary of that country - but by then it was already too late!

The rest of the story we know: millions of human beings killed by air pollution and endless wars for oil, which also sow so much pain and suffering around the world. In fact, the series of misfortunes has been so great that mankind has started rehearsing a return of over one hundred years in time, to the electric car. - Full Article Source

ITEM #67

09/23/10 - The Politics and Ethics of the Hall Weather Machine
KeelyNet When a brilliant person possesses a fertile imagination and significant technical expertise, he or she is likely to imagine world-changing inventions. J. Storrs Hall is the epitome of those geniuses, and his Utility Fog [1] and Space Pier [2] are brillian t engineering designs that will change the world once they are reduced to practice. His most recent invention is the Weather Machine [3], which has been examined by none other than Robert Freitas and found to be technically reasonable—-though Freitas may have found an improved method for climate control that avoids some of the problems discussed below[4]. The Hall Weather Machine is a thin global cloud consisting of small transparent balloons that can be thought of as a programmable and reversible greenho use gas because it shades or reflects the amount of sunlight that hits the upper stratosphere. These balloons are each between a millimeter and a centimeter in diameter, made of a few-nanometer thick diamondoid membrane. Each balloon is filled with hydrog en to enable it to float at an altitude of 60,000 to 100,000 feet, high above the clouds. It is bisected by an adjustable sheet, and also includes solar cells, a small computer, a GPS receiver to keep track of its location, and an actuator to occasionally (and relatively slowly) move the bisecting membrane between vertical and horizontal orientations. Just like with a regular high-altitude balloon, the heavier control and energy storage systems would be on the bottom of the balloon to automatically set th e vertical axis without requiring any energy. The balloon would also have a water vapor/hydrogen generator system for altitude control, giving it the same directional navigation properties that an ordinary hot-air balloon has when it changes altitudes to take advantage of different wind directions at different altitudes. - Full Article Source

ITEM #68

09/23/10 - Stringbike - Chainless Bicycle
A Hungarian design team has unveiled a new chainless bike, powered by steel wires, that easily disassembles and can be organized for touring or racing. The “Stringbike” uses two steel cables attached to pulleys, which move on swinging kidney-shaped discs as you pedal. The discs replace a traditional round gear system, and you can install different discs depending on your needs, according to the Web site Hungarian Ambiance. The position of the pedals determines the position of the discs, so that they swing in opposition — one is always pulling the bike forward, and the other lags behind. This allows a continuous transmission change, which could help a rider navigate winding streets, because you can more easily control the transmission without having to shi ft gears. - Full Article Source

ITEM #69

09/23/10 - 2013 Solar Flare could send us back to Stone Age in a Flash
A GIANT explosion of energy from the Sun could paralyse Earth in just three years' time, scientists warned yesterday. They fear a huge solar flare is due to erupt in 2013 - causing blackouts and global chaos. The once-in-a-century disaster could see powe r grids crash, communication systems collapse, planes grounded, food supplies hit and the internet shut down. Everything from home freezers to car sat navs would be affected. The disaster could mirror the Great Solar Flare of 1859. That wreaked horrendous damage across Europe and America - burning out telegraph wires across both continents. The threat of another disaster - which could mirror scenes in Hollywood blockbuster 2012 - is so great that Defence Secretary Liam Fox called an emergency conference i n London yesterday. Dr Fox told experts that incalcul-able damage would be caused if an explosion similar to the one in 1859 occurred in modern times. He called on scientists to build a strategy against the impending disaster. The talks, organised by the Electric Infrastructure Security Council, heard that the Sun will reach a critical stage of its cycle in 2013. A surge of magnetic energy in its atmosphere is likely to trigger radiation storms which cause massive power surges. Such a phenomenon occurs on ly once about every 100 years. - Full Article Source

ITEM #70

09/23/10 - Photon Lasers
KeelyNet (Photo: An array of photon lasers at the California Institute of Technology, which will produce beams of sound waves by driving drumhead-like devices to release identical vibrations.) Lasers began as a special variety of the maser – short for microwave am plification by stimulated emission of radiation – that swapped ‘light’ for ‘microwave’. Soon after the invention of these devices, scientists proposed other ‘-asers’ for waves across the electromagnetic spectrum, such as ‘uvasers’ for ultraviolet light or ‘grasers’ for gamma rays. These acronyms never caught on. But laser became a household name. And now, at age 50, the laser has extended its dominion far beyond the realm of light. Physicists have built lasers that emit different kinds of waves. Laser-lik e ‘hard’ – high energy – X-ray pulses, for example, can freeze atoms in their tracks, providing a ringside view of chemical reactions. And phonon lasers vault the technology out of the electromagnetic spectrum altogether, creating coherent beams of sound. Light-based lasers themselves play prominent roles in the exploration of other wave types. Laser-induced plasma ripples can accelerate particles to breakneck speeds in the space of a metre. And a proposed space telescope will use lasers to look for subtl e shudders in space-time invisible to conventional telescopes. “If you want to look at small things, the nanoworld, what do you need?” asks Keith Hodgson of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California. “You need a wavelength that is roughly the same as the objects you want to study,” he replied in a February 2010 talk at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). “If you want to study atoms, and the distances between atoms, that means hard X-rays.” Since phonon s and photons are both a type of particle called a boson, the translation from light to sound should be easy, Kittel argued. One of the defining qualities of bosons is that several with the same quantum properties can pile together at the same energy. The coherent beam of light streaming out of a laser is a physical manifestation of bosons being bosons. It turns out that making a pile-up happen with phonons in the lab wasn’t so easy, and Kittel’s dream wasn’t realised until 2008. The breakthrough came whe n a group at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany, produced a laser-like stream of coherent phonons from a vibrating magnesium atom trapped in a laser field. A paper on the results appeared in Nature Physics in August 2009 with a simple title, “A phonon laser.” Though the German group’s laser resembled a type that uses atomic vibrations to produce photons, Vahala says his team’s is “nearly identical to the way the first optical lasers were realised.” Vahala’s set-up includes tw o glass drumheads, called whispering-gallery–mode resonators, about 63 micrometres in diameter. When a traditional light-based laser shines on the drumheads, they hum at a tuneable frequency, an effect Vahala exploited to create the phonon laser. The reso nators are named after whispering galleries, the spaces under domes where words softly spoken at one wall can be heard clearly at another, such as in St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Just as a domed ceiling guides sound waves with almost no loss of volume, the whispering-gallery–mode resonators guide the laser light in a circle without losing any brightness. When there are two resonators, the circles touch to form a figure eight. As the light glides around, it exerts a force on the resonators, making them v ibrate to produce phonons. That emission, Vahala says, is analogous to a flashbulb making electrons eject photons in a traditional laser. He and his colleagues sent more and more laser light whizzing around the resonators to make more phonons of the right frequency, amplifying the signal to create a coherent beam of sound. - Full Article Source

ITEM #71

09/23/10 - Heat bounces off new proprietary material
Mr Farwell’s latest innovation is a piece of equipment which he says will “revolutionise” the glass-making industry. The ‘garden shed glass maker’ uses a fraction of the energy of conventional furnaces and could save manufacturers thousands of pounds, he claims. It is also made using a new thermal material which Mr Farwell has developed. This latest invention has been used during the International Festival of Glass at the Ruskin Glass Centre in Wollaston Road. Glass makers at the event “loved” the machin e, he said. If demand is there, he will move into a factory and start mass producing them. The equipment is made using a material which Mr Farwell calls “Merlyn’s Low Therm.”. Though he will not reveal how he developed the material, he claims it stops he at being lost from the equipment. He said: “It doesn’t absorb heat – it just bounces it off. “I’m not telling anyone how I made it, though, it’s my creation.” The machine costs 65p an hour to run, which is more than 80 per cent cheaper than furnaces used in the industry. - Full Article Source

ITEM #72

09/23/10 - Potato Power
KeelyNet Potatoes offer more than just a valuable source of nutrition, now they can also power your lights and computers, say Israeli researchers. The scientists from Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) have discovered that potatoes can be used as organic batteri es, providing a cheap, immediate and easy to use source of green power to parts of the world that currently lack electrical infrastructure. The new organic electric battery can provide the power source to meet significant, low-power needs such as lighting , telecommunication, and information transfer. “A person with two left hands could do it,” Prof. Haim D. Rabinowitch of the university’s Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment tells ISRAEL21c. “It’s like making a sandwich of two metal sheets and a p iece of cooked potato in between.” The professor explains that all organic tissue can serve in the construction of such a cell and generate electricity. “It is possible to replace the potato with liver tissue (for example) or any other tissue in our body for self-powered implanted medical electronic devices. Think of a pacemaker that gets its power by contact with the heart tissue or muscles. Such a pacemaker does not require a battery and never stops – as long as the tissue is there.” Practically all org anic matter can be used to generate electrical current through electrolysis, but some produce electricity more efficiently than others do. The humble potato was selected for the study because it is widely available almost all year-round, is grown in 130 c ountries over a wide range of climates (in 2007 alone 325 million tons of potatoes were produced), it isn’t messy, stores well for months and is cheap to buy. In their research, the scientists found a new way to construct an efficient battery using zinc a nd copper electrodes and a slice of potato. They also discovered that the simple action of boiling a potato prior to use in electrolysis increases electric power up to 10 fold over an untreated potato, and enables the battery to work for days, and even we eks. Israel’s potato battery is freely available to the developing world. Initially, the researchers believed that the energy stored in the potato tuber (which is 15 to 22% starch) was the main source of power, but they then saw that output was low. Hypot hesizing that the resistance of the tissue was reducing the output efficiency, they applied a technique called irreversible electroporation which damages membranes but not a cells’ other components or molecules. Cooking adds power - “It worked like magic, ” Rabinowitch reports. “Such a device is costly and is not readily available, especially in developing countries, and thus we looked for a simple, cheap, universally-available technology to achieve that goal: Cooking was the answer.” The scientific basis of the finding is related to the reduction in the internal salt bridge resistance of the potato battery, which is exactly how engineers are trying to optimize the performance of conventional batteries. The ability to produce and utilize low power electric ity was demonstrated by LEDs powered by treated potato batteries. Cost analyses showed that the treated potato battery generates energy which is five to 50 fold cheaper than commercially available 1.5 Volt D cells and Energizer E91 cells, respectively. Th e clean light powered by this green battery is also at least six times more economical than the kerosene lamps often used in the developing world. - Full Article Source

ITEM #73

09/23/10 - The Valley of Death: Why Energy Is Not Like IT
We often wonder when the next Google of clean energy will materialize. When will the lone inventor finally emerge from his garage to change the world and solve our energy problems? What stealth company will bring the establishment to its knees? Our recent experience with IT makes these questions seem relevant. But some analysts say they ignore the realities of energy. “There's basically zero variable cost associated with information technologies. And that's exactly the opposite of most renewable energy te chnologies,” Bünger says. The path to commercial adoption in energy is littered with all kinds of financial, political and regulatory barriers. These make it difficult for entrepreneurs and start-up companies to bring technologies to market. This brings u s to the “Valley of Death,” the gap between venture capital and project finance. The Valley of Death is where a technology is too capital intensive for a venture capital firm to continue investing, but too risky for a bank or private equity firm to bring it to scale. This gap is particularly wide in renewable energy where many technologies are still unproven and up-front capital needs are much higher. If a framework for financing next-generation renewables is not established, say experts, new game-changin g technologies will get stuck in this lonely Valley and wither away before they reach their potential. That's what this week's podcast is all about: How to cross the Valley of Death. - Full Article Source

ITEM #74

09/23/10 - More Oil Spills Grim Reminders of Needed Energy Revolution
KeelyNet This drip, drip, drip of oil, just as scenes of the Gulf spill have faded seems sent to remind us--like the ghosts of Christmas past--that at the brink of a brave new world and a needed clean energy revolution, we just can’t seem to step across the thresh old. Rather we remain mired in a fossil fuel-reliant yesterday--a veritable tar pit for dying industries and communities. These oil spills should serve as a wake up call (as if we needed another) to get cracking with creation of the clean-tech economy. Th is spur is particularly needed in the industrial metros of the Great Lakes states. Here, as we first noted, the nation’s industrial might took root in the cities that ringed the Great Lakes. Here all the great industries that powered the 20th century were born (steel, chemicals, aviation, and, yes, the automobile). This industrial revolution was literally greased by the simultaneous discovery of oil in Northwestern Pennsylvania and Southern Ontario in the late 1800s. The fossil-fuel based carbon revolutio n was begun. Fast forward and our Great Lakes metros are among the most carbon-dependent in the nation, with larger carbon footprints, a heavy reliance on coal-burning power, and with their dependence on cars and an auto-enabled lifestyle--the Midwest sta tes produce a disproportionate 5 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases. These oil spills serve to remind us, that until we change our ways, our reliance on oil, coal burning power, and other fossil fuels comes with big ticket consequences for the Great Lakes. These involve consequence we can see--like the dead river outside Kalamazoo. Consequences no less real--but still harder to see and connect to our bad fossil fuel habits--like the spiking water temperatures and lowered Great Lakes levels due to cl imate change. And consequences we don’t see at all--like the lack of new jobs making windmills, or solar panels, or electric cars--because we haven’t been serious, or fast-enough, in embracing change. (I can't repeat it often enough, the ones with money d on't seem to get it, so many bright minds and talented researchers in my network and there are MULTIPLE ANSWERS. Alas, the ones who have contacted me have no money. So the pot ential (pun intended) fruits wither on the vine as we all age and die. - JWD) - Full Article Source

ITEM #75

09/23/10 - Can you really break your....?
The penile condition recently featured on the TV medical drama Grey's Anatomy is real and, sorry guys (and girls), not uncommon. Ever since heartthrob television doctor Mark Sloan had a sexual mishap on last night's episode of TV hit show Grey's Anatomy, bloggers around the globe have been buzzing about a bizarre and horrifying condition called "broken penis syndrome". For those who didn't catch last night's hot and steamy love scene between Sloan (played by actor Eric Dane) and "intern" Lexie Grey (Ch yler Leigh), be advised: it ended painfully—very painfully. At least for Sloan, who suffered a severe injury to his manhood, which prompted a slew of rumors among hospital staff about which woman "broke Sloan's penis," according to ABC's online recap of t he episode. Given that there are no bones in the penis, can it really break? It turns out there is an unfortunate injury termed "penile fracture" that can indeed occur during sexual intercourse. We asked Hunter Wessells, chair of the urology department at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle (also home to the show's Grace Hospital), to describe the condition and how it can happen. - Full Article Source

ITEM #76

09/23/10 - Shopkeeper Electrifies Pavement to Battle Drunken Revelers
KeelyNet Tired of having his property urinated upon by drunken revelers, the peeved shopkeeper decided to take the laws into his own hands with a measure so drastic it’s shocking: A shopkeeper who is fed up of drunken revellers urinating beside his store plans to give them the shock of their lives by wiring up an electric current to the pavement. John O’Connor said he could no longer put up with his premises being used as an outdoor toilet by a steady stream of late-night partygoers… ‘If anybody persists and conti nues with the anti-social behaviour they’ll get a shock, they’ll know all about it,’ he warned today. - Full Article Source

ITEM #77

09/23/10 - Impossible, outrageous but true
A policeman kills two girls in a car crash. He was texting someone while driving 125mph. He gets paid leave. He pleads guilty. He's convicted. He gets probation. Then, he files for workers comp. Yay, America! (via boingboing.net) - Full Article Source

ITEM #78

09/23/10 - Fly trap made from vinegar and dish soap
KeelyNet Fruit flies can materialize in even the most spotless kitchens. Until recently, I had no idea that they could be dealt with in a safe, effective, and cheap manner using apple cider vinegar and dish soap. By simply pouring apple cider vinegar into an open cup or bowl and adding a drop or two of dish detergent you can easily make an incredibly effective trap for ridding your kitchen of fruit flies. Place it near your fruit bowl or trash can and within a day you will have nipped the problem in the bud. - Full Article Source

ITEM #79

09/23/10 - US drones prowl Mexico bicentennial
As Mexicans celebrate the 200th anniversary of their independence from Spain, evoking a history of resistance against colonialism, a disturbing development unfolds on the country’s northern border: a fleet of US Predator B drones has been deployed on cons tant patrol. "There is a feeling of increased militarisation on the border," says Juanita Darling, a professor of international relations at San Francisco State University. Fears of Latino migrants and spiraling drug violence in Mexico, have led the US De partment of Homeland Security (DHS) to deploy drones to monitor the entire border since September 1, along with a further deployment of 1,200 troops and other measures, as part of a $600m package for "enhanced security". Controversial for their use in Afg hanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, drones on the border cruise an area that, ironically, had previously belonged to Mexico. In his book Empire's Workshop, the historian Greg Grandin argues that many US military policies used today in the Middle East - invented threats, targeted killings, and covert support for death squads - were perfected during dirty wars in Latin America against democratically elected leftist governments. Hurting from a recession, exploding public debt and overseas wars, some working class Americans worry that Mexican migrants steal their jobs, cause trouble and generally refuse to adapt to the American way of life. "In California, we are seeing large numbers of immigrants from Mexico who are not traditional immigrant groups, they have been forced into immigration because NAFTA [The North American Free Trade Agreement] has left them with no other choice,” professor Darling said. Back in 1994 when the US, Mexico and Canada signed the agreement, Mexican elites and many citizens, believed the country could become a workshop for the US, producing the cars, textiles and consumer goods for the world's richest market, and consequently lifting Mexicans out of poverty. The effect has been almost the opposite. "Going sector by sector and looking at t he likely impact of NAFTA, it was clear that the kind of situation we are seeing now was going to be created: a detrimental affect on small agriculture and high wage manufacturing," Darling said. Free trade, fenced people - Many recent migrants had been f armers prior to NAFTA, when heavily subsidised US agricultural products flooded the Mexican market, destroying their livelihoods. By 2004, ten years after the agreement was signed, 1.3 million farm jobs had disappeared in Mexico, according to a study by t he Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. "Operation Gate Keeper [an earlier phase of border militarisation] was launched in 1994 when NAFTA went into effect and I don’t think that was coincidental," Boyce said. "If you look at the impacts of NAFTA o n the majority of people, especially on the demographics who are crossing the border, the arguments for NAFTA have been demonstrably unfounded." Perhaps, the most lucrative legacy of NAFTA has been the expansion of the drug trade. And the drug gangs are f ollowing the basic premises of free trade style capitalism to their logical conclusion: buy low, sell high, make profit, and eliminate your competitors. "I don’t know if the drones are going to be used to trace the people carrying arms from the US into Me xico, which has a major impact on the drug war," Darling said. And while Mexico struggles with thousands of drug deaths, unemployment and all-out war in some cities, other Latin American countries like Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina and Bolivia are attempti ng, often successfully, to chart a separate course away from dependence on the US. So, as Mexicans drink Tecate beer, eat tamales and watch their government spend lavishly on their bicentennial, the words of nineteenth dictator Porfirio Diaz seem as true today as they were more than 100 years ago. "Poor Mexico," Diaz once said "so far from God and so close to the United States". - Full Article Source

ITEM #80

09/23/10 - Top UK spies revealed as wankers
The UK spy agency MI6 experimented with using semen as invisible ink; presumably because this fluid was readily available to several of their field agents on a few moments' notice. The agent in charge of the project? Mansfield Cumming. This and other reve lations appear in MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949, to be published this week. A member of staff close to "C", Frank Stagg, said that he would never forget his bosses' delight when the Deputy Chief Censor said one day that on e of his staff had found out that "semen would not react to iodine vapour". - Full Article Source

ITEM #81

09/23/10 - Evercookie: a tracking browser cookie you can't delete
Evercookie sets a nigh-undeletable tracking cookie in your browser, storing the information in eight separate ways; if you try to delete it but leave even one copy of the data around, it will repopulate itself using that last shred. Evercookies can even s pread between browsers on the same system. The point of the project is to show that browsers are lagging behind privacy-invaders when it comes to cookie management, and to spur the organizations that publish browsers into creating better tools for privacy management. Of course, the mere fact that evercookie exists (and exists as an open source project that anyone can use) means that there will be some evil Web developers who make use of it, but that's almost the point. We're supposed to be scared. Kamkar sees his project as a kind of litmus test to see whether people really are up to protecting themselves from being tracked by persistent cookies that anyone could implement, but he also understands that the "average" Internet user is hardly aware of tradit ional cookies, much less Flash cookies and beyond. Deleting the data from all eight (or more) storage mechanisms can be a pretty daunting task even for the relatively experienced surfer. - Full Article Source

ITEM #82

09/23/10 - RFID tracking starts with Children, who is next?
Contra Costa County in California is about to start tagging preschoolers with tracking chips. The kids will be given a jersey to wear with a RFID chip inside. The school says they will save money by keeping teachers from spending time on taking attendance . The government also has software that lets them use data recorded routinely by cell phone companies of the relative strength of your signal at different towers to track all of your movements to with a meter or two. And they have been trying to get the c ourts to allow them to obtain this data from your cell phone provider routinely, without the need for a court order. - Full Article Source

ITEM #83

09/23/10 - 100X solar energy concentrator is possible using nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes can concentrate solar energy from a larger area onto photovoltaic cells in a smaller area. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Using carbon nanotubes (hollow tubes of carbon atoms), MIT chemical engineers have found a way to concentrate solar energy 100 t imes more than a regular photovoltaic cell. Such nanotubes could form antennas that capture and focus light energy, potentially allowing much smaller and more powerful solar arrays. 'Instead of having your whole roof be a photovoltaic cell, you could have little spots that were tiny photovoltaic cells, with antennas that would drive photons into them,' says Michael Strano, the Charles and Hilda Roddey Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and leader of the research team. - Full Article Source

ITEM #84

09/23/10 - Silver water destroys pathogens
Everyone heard that in case of gastritis it is good to drink "silver" water. This is not the only healing property of the metal. It turns out that it is necessary for our body and cures various diseases from SARS to burns. Silver ions are actively involve d in the regulation of metabolic processes related to the functioning of the brain, endocrine glands, liver and bone tissue, and improve our circulatory system. Recently, scientists have concluded that silver is a potent immunomodulator, comparable with s teroids. But most importantly, silver is capable of destroying pathogens. In 1897, Charles Creed's son, a German surgeon Bennett Creed, suggested to apply preparations of colloidal silver in purulent surgery and treatment of septic infections. It turned o ut that if injected intravenously, colloidal silver successfully treats arthritis, rheumatism, respiratory diseases, bronchial diseases, influenza, and pneumonia. Taken orally (in the form of silver water), it helps in the treatment of gastritis and gastr oduodenal ulcers. Externally it is used to treat STDs, septic wounds, burns and to heal venous ulcers. In Russia, colloidal silver has been successfully used in military surgery during the Russian-Japanese War of 1904. The most valuable property of silver is that its use for medicinal purposes does not cause any harmful side effects, even dysbiosis. The only side effect is that long, regular use of large doses of silver over the years, as well as continuous work with the compounds of this metal, may cause change in skin color (argyria), as a consequence of the photochemical reduction of the ions. However, it does no harm to the body. On the contrary, the study of all people with symptoms of argyria shows increased resistance to various viral and bacterial infections. Another argument in favor of drugs made with colloidal silver is that they are much more effective than other antimicrobial agents, such as antibiotics and sulphonamides, and the treatment required minimum dose. The use of silver for healing purposes has gained such popularity that in many countries it is used to disinfect water in pools and disinfect drinking water in areas where there are threats of epidemics. In Switzerland, homes and offices have silver water filters. Many airline passeng ers are served silver water to protect against infections, for example, dysentery. Astronauts on the ISS drink only silver water. At home silver water is used for canning, disinfection of dishes, vegetables, fruits, clothes and underwear, sanitary ware, f or soaking seeds before planting, watering indoor plants, preservation of cut flowers. For various ailments, there are different ways to use silver for medicinal purposes. For example, with burns and abrasions, bandage soaked in the silver water can be us ed. To treat colds, spraying solution of colloidal silver in the throat can be helpful. For rhinitis and sinusitis, nasal areas are washed with silver water. For treating gastrointestinal diseases, you can keep a silver spoon in a glass of water for a day , and then drink it on an empty stomach. To completely cure gastritis, you need to drink silver water daily for a year. - Full Article Source

ITEM #85

09/23/10 - Oil reserves enough for 80 years, Saudi Arabia says
Falih, the head of the world's largest state-run oil company, believes that the world consumption of oil as the basic energy carrier would only be growing despite the concerns of the international community with such issues as the global warning and the atmospheric pollution. The consumption, the official said, would be growing to satisfy the needs of developing states. Khalid al-Falih also said that about three billion people on the planet would start receiving the income of 10-30 thousand dollars a yea r. Such a development of the situation will create previously unseen demand on energy, he added. Experts of the International Energy Agency said at the end of August that the developing economies had drastically changed the long-term model of the global o il consumption. This year, the demand on oil in the second quarter turned out to be higher than during the traditional peak winter season in the Northern hemisphere. The classic peculiarity of seasonal fluctuations usually implies price growth on oil in w inter in the Northern hemisphere and declining demand on fuel during warm seasons. - Full Article Source

ITEM #86

09/23/10 - Self-Assembling Photovoltaic Cells
"MIT scientists have developed a self-assembling photovoltaic cell in a petri dish. Phospholipids (think cell membranes) form disks which act as the structural support for light responsive molecules. Carbon nanotubes help to align the disks and conduct el ectricity generated by the system with 40% efficiency. The assembly process is reversible using surfactants to break up the phospholipids. When filters are used to remove the surfactants the system reassembles with no loss of efficiency even over multiple assembly/disassembly cycles. The results were published September 5th in Nature Chemistry." - Full Article Source

ITEM #87

09/23/10 - Opossums Overrun Brooklyn, Fail To Eliminate Rats
"In a bizarre case of life imitates the Simpsons, New York City officials introduced a population of opossums into Brooklyn parks and under the boardwalk at Coney Island, apparently convinced that the opossums would eat all of the rats in the borough and then conveniently die of starvation. Several years later, the opossums have not only failed to eliminate the rat epidemic from New York City, but they have thrived, turning into a sharp-toothed, foul-odored epidemic of their own." - Full Article Source

ITEM #88

09/23/10 - ZoneAlarm Employs Scare Tactics Against Its Users
"Check Point Software appears to be ripping a page from the 'scum it claims to fight,' running a scare-tactic warning dialog to frighten users into upgrading to a paid version of the company's ZoneAlarm firewall product. Preying on fears of ZeuS.Zbot, th e Check Point warning dialog tells users their PCs 'may be in danger' without having found ZeuS.Zbot, nor having checked to see whether you're running an antivirus product. 'The program doesn't care if you're infected with ZeuS.Zbot, or if you have protec tion in place. It just wants to sell you an upgrade to the firewall that may or may not detect future ZeuS.Zbot variants' activities — some day.' Check Point's customers have inundated the ZoneAlarm forums with complaints." - Full Article Source

ITEM #89

09/23/10 - Airbus Planning Transparent Planes
KeelyNet "European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has come up with the idea to build a passenger flight with a completely transparent fuselage. The central body of the aircraft will allow passengers to the see the stars above and city lights below. 'The planes of th e future will offer an unparalleled, unobstructed view of the wonders of the five continents — where you will be able see the pyramids or the Eiffel Tower through the transparent floor of the aircraft,' Airbus said while unveiling the concept 'The Future By Airbus' earlier this year." - Full Article Source

ITEM #90

09/23/10 - Online Shopping May Actually Increase Pollution
"British researchers have reached a startling conclusion. Unless online shoppers order 25 items at a time, they're polluting more than if they shopped at their local mall. An environmental benefit only occurs 'if online shopping replaces 3.5 traditional s hopping trips, or if 25 orders are delivered at the same time, or, if the distance traveled to where the purchase is made is more than 50 kilometers. Shopping online does not offer net environmental benefits unless these criteria are met.' The study was c onducted by Newcastle University's Institution of Engineering and Technology, which blames the environmental impact of transportation, warning that 'policy makers must do their homework to ensure that rebound effects do not negate the positive benefits of their policy initiatives.' But one technology site notes the study was conducted in Britain, which could have an impact on its conclusions." - Full Article Source

ITEM #91

09/23/10 - Former Military Personnel Claim Aliens Are Monitoring Our Nukes
KeelyNet "Witness testimony from more than 120 former or retired military personnel points to an ongoing and alarming intervention by unidentified aerial objects at nuclear weapons sites, as recently as 2003. In some cases, several nuclear missiles simultaneously and inexplicably malfunctioned while a disc-shaped object silently hovered nearby. Six former US Air Force officers and one former enlisted man will break their silence about these events at the National Press Club and urge the government to publicly conf irm their reality." - Full Article Source

ITEM #92

09/23/10 - Plants Near Chernobyl Adapt To Contaminated Soil
"In April 1986, a nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine exploded and sent radioactive particles flying through the air, infiltrating the surrounding soil. Despite the colossal disaster, some plants in the area seem to have adapted well, flourishing in the contaminated soil." - Full Article Source

ITEM #93

09/20/10 - An Electric Car that Really Works
KeelyNet One South Korean firm, however, is taking a different tack. CT&T, whose main line of business until now has been making electric golf carts, is producing a range of battery-powered cars more suited to low-speed, short-distance urban driving than to cruising the freeways of the American West. Its flagship model, the eZone, is a quirky two-seater aimed at housewives, the elderly and those making the daily school run. It has a range of 100km and can clip along at 70kph if you really put your foot down. It is a proper car, though. In particular, it is the only low-speed electric car to have passed international front and side crash tests, meaning that it can go on general sale. That will happen in Europe any day now, with a starting price between $8,000 and $16,000, and CT&T has plans to introduce the eZone into Hawaii (one part of the United States where journeys are, by definition, short) in two years’ time, when a local factory is up and running. It is also cheap to run. The firm claims that 1,500km of urb an driving—about a month’s worth—will cost a mere $7 in electricity bills. To obtain the full 100km between charges it is necessary to buy the version that runs on lithium-polymer batteries. A version that uses cheaper lead-acid ones, which manages half of that, is also available for real skinflints. This may not sound much, but CT&T claims that the average urban driver travels a mere 40-50km a day, so for that sort of usage buyers of even the lead-acid model should be able to make it home for an overnight recharge. - Full Article Source

ITEM #94

09/20/10 - Life on this Earth Just Changed - The North Atlantic Current is Gone
The latest satellite data establishes that the North Atlantic Current (also called the North Atlantic Drift) no longer exists and along with it the Norway Current. These two warm water currents are actually part of the same system that has several names depending on where in the Atlantic Ocean it is. The entire system is a key part of the planet's heat regulatory system; it is what keeps Ireland and the United Kingdom mostly ice free and the Scandinavia countries from being too cold; it is what keeps the entire world from another Ice Age. This Thermohaline Circulation System is now dead in places and dying in others.

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This 'river' of warm water that moves through the Atlantic Ocean is called, in various places, the South Atlantic Current, the North Brazil Current, the Caribbean Current, the Yucatan Current, the Loop Current, the Florida Current, the Gulf Stream, the North Atlantic Current (or North Atlantic Drift) and the Norway Current. The entire 'river of warm water' that flows from the Caribbean to the edges of Western Europe is dying due to the Corexit that the Obama Administration allowed BP to use to hide the scale of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster.

The approximately two million gallons of Corexit, plus several million gallons of other dispersants, have caused the over two hundred million gallons of crude oil, that has gushed for months from the BP wellhead and nearby sites, to mostly sink to the bottom of the ocean. This has helped to effectively hide much of the oil, with the hopes that BP can seriously reduce the mandated federal fines from the oil disaster.

However, there is no current way to effectively 'clean up' the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, which is about half covered in crude oil. Additionally, the oil has flowed up the East Coast of America and into the North Atlantic Ocean, and there is no way to effectively clean up this 'sea bottom oil'. It is likely, based on numerous reports, that the oil is still flowing in massive amounts from multiple places on the seabed floor. This effectively means, that even if we had the technology in place to somehow clean up the free flowing thick crude oil deep in the ocean, it would likely not be enough to reverse the damage to the Thermohaline Circulation System in the Atlantic Ocean.

Dr. Deagle: The evidence has come in from ROV video and other experts such as Matt Simmons, BK Lim, and Lindsay Williams and my own anonymous whistleblowers from inside the closed circle of Cameron Ironworks, Tranocean Marine , Oceaneering International. My source provided very solid info re the ROV analysis by Oceaneering engineers that the BOP Blow Out Preventer was 'modified' and never had hydraulics to close the BOP. BP knew that the field had dangerous high levels of methane, hydrogen sulphide, and pressures exceeded any valve technology as the current state of the art. The seeps continue along a fractured fault line from the Macondo well site where evidence presented by BK Lim that the only well of three that reached the abiotic batholith ocean of oil and gas was never capped or stopped and has continued to leak along the ocean floor and inject oil and gas and tar into the rock strata.

The massive amount of crude oil, ever expanding in volume and covering such an enormous area, has seriously affected the entire thermoregulation system of the planet, by breaking up the boundary layers of the warm water flow. The Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico ceased to exist a month ago, the latest satellite data clearly shows that the North Atlantic Current is now GONE and the Gulf Stream begins to break apart approximately 250 miles from the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The Thermohaline Circulatory System, where the warm water current flows through a much cooler, much larger, ocean, effects the upper atmosphere above the current as much as seven miles high. The lack of this normal effect in the eastern North Atlantic has disrupted the normal flow of the atmospheric Jet Stream this summer, causing unheard of high temperatures in Moscow (104F) and drought, and flooding in Central Europe, with high temperatures in much of Asia and massive flooding in China, Pakistan, and elsewhere in Asia.

So what does this mean? Violent mixing of the seasons, crop failures, and increased drought and floods in diverse places is now daily news since the April 20th 2010 BP Oil Volcano. They have killed the pacemaker of world climate in the words of Dr Zangari PhD., Dr Mike Coffman PhD geologist resource climatologist, and Dr Tim Ball PhD climatologist have confirmed that if this data is correct, that an ice age and massive climate shift with famine is now imminent. We are now seeing Russia stop all delivery of wheat crops on prior contracts, and most sources of staple food crops moving worldwide in a crisis of famine.

The Gulf Stream and related currents are effectively DEAD. This should enrage the public and bring forth scientists to challenge and support the data and analysis, for the consequences to the civilization of mankind and ecological collapse have global consequence producing famine, death and massive population migration away from zones of advancing ice age and regions unfit for human habitation.

A new Ice Age, could kill 2/3 of the human race in the first year in a rapid onset; a slower onset would likely kill close to this number but simply take a handful of years.! Thank you BP; thank you President Obama, the lies and the dispersants were just great. Now if you could just direct all that hot air to the right places maybe we can avoid an icy hell in our near future.

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UPDATE 2 - September 2010: Europe is going into an early winter ~ link~ with snowfall in the Alps coming a month early ~ link ~ half a meter of snow in late August in Norway ~ link ~ early snow in Russia ~ link ~ Additionally, sea ice in the Antarctic is at near record levels ~ link ~ and coldest August in South Australia in 35 years ~ link ~ This is indicative of a major climatic change to the entire planet and is to be expected from the dying Thermohaline Circulation System in the Atlantic Ocean.

(Thanks to Infolink for this link. I'm no expert but it seems to me the VISCOSITY of the water could have been changed by a mix of oil and dispersant. The more the water 'sticks to itself' the more resistance is offered to the natural currents. Looking at the dual Sea Surface Temp maps from 2000-2010, the gradual cooling as seen over a 10 year period, could possibly be accelerated by the oil/dispersant pollution. The maps show what looks like a redistribution of heat with cold so the poles are melting and the oceans cooling. That means a seeking of temperature equilibrium for a more averaged temperature worldwide. I so hope the information in this article is wrong. I hate cold!!! - JWD) - Full Article Source

ITEM #95

09/20/10 - Why Men shouldn't write Advice Columns

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ITEM #96

09/20/10 - Recipe for Water: Just Add Starlight
IRC+10216 is a red giant star, hundreds of times the Sun’s size, although only a few times its mass. If it replaced the Sun in our Solar System, it would extend beyond the orbit of Mars. It is 500 light-years away and while it is barely detectable at visi ble wavelengths, even in the largest telescopes, it is the brightest star in the sky at some infrared wavelengths. This is because it is surrounded by a huge envelope of dust that absorbs almost all its visible radiation and re-emits it as infrared light. It is in the envelope that the water vapor has been found. But how did the water get there? The vital clue was found by Herschel. Observations had already revealed the clumpy structure in the dusty envelope around IRC+10216. The Herschel water detection made the astronomers realize that ultraviolet light from surrounding stars can reach deep into the envelope between the clumps and break up molecules such as carbon monoxide and silicon monoxide, releasing oxygen atoms. The oxygen atoms then attach themse lves to hydrogen molecules, forming water. “This is the only mechanism that explains the full range of the water’s temperature,” says Decin. The closer to the star the water is formed, the hotter it will be. - Full Article Source

ITEM #97

09/20/10 - Quadrotor Drone Learns Several Terrifying New Tricks
The last we checked in with U Penn's frighteningly maneuverable little quadrotor, we noted that it could probably zip through your window and kill you in your sleep. Well, now it can fly through windows while they're moving. Guhhh. Yes, today U Penn's GRA SP Lab posted the aptly titled "Aggressive Quadrotor Part II," showing off all of their drone's freaky new feats. It can buzz around in menacing circles, calculate an optimal path through several rings, and even squeeze through an opening that's on the mo ve itself. That means it could fly through your window and kill you in your sleep if you were sleeping in a train's sleeper car. Nowhere is safe! (via gizmodo.com) - Full Article Source

Autonomous Multi-Floor Indoor Navigation

ITEM #98

09/20/10 - Water 'Blade' can cut through steel to destroy Afghanistan IEDs
The Stingray was developed by Sandia National Laboratories and 3,000 of the gadgets are heading out to U.S. soldiers in the region this year. Stingrays are filled with water and an explosive material that - when detonated - creates a shockwave that trave ls through the water and speeds it up, creating a thin, powerful blade of water capable of penetrating steel. The Stingray can be either placed right next to the IED or some distance away. It uses minimal explosive material, its plastic legs can be attac hed in various configurations so that it can be placed in different positions to disable bombs and it’s built so that robots can easily place it near a target. 'Immediately behind the precision water blade is a water slug, which performs a general disrupt ion that tears everything apart.' 'We’re putting the explosive in a flat tray and we’re shaping the water,' Scharrer said. The company’s first priority is to get the device to troops in Afghanistan, but eventually Sandia would like to sell it to law enfor cement and airport security agencies. The device also could be used for forced entry into buildings. - Full Article Source

ITEM #99

09/20/10 - Scientists like Taliban saying God has no place in creation of Universe
Physicists like Professor Stephen Hawking who claim God has no place in the creation of the Universe are behaving like the Taliban in trying to shut down freedom of discussion, according to Baroness Greenfield the former head of the Royal Institution. Lad y Greenfield, former head of the Royal Institution and current professor of synaptic pharmacology at Lincoln College, Oxford, criticised the "smugness" of scientists who claim to “have all the answers.” She made the comments in a BBC Radio 4 Today program me discussion about Professor Hawking’s views. Last week he angered many religious believers by saying science “can explain the universe without the need for a creator”. In his latest book, The Grand Design, he said: “Because there is a law such as gravit y, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist.” Lady Greenfield said: “Science can often suffer from a certain smugness and compla cency. Michael Faraday, one of the greatest scientists, had a wonderful quote, he said: ‘There’s nothing quite as frightening as someone who knows they are right’ “What we need to preserve in science is a curiosity and an open-mindedness rather than a com placency and a sort of arrogance where we attack people who come at the big truths and the big questions albeit using different strategies.” Asked whether she was uncomfortable about scientists making comments about God, she said: “Yes I am. Of course the y can make whatever comments they like but when they assume, rather in a Taliban-like way, that they have all the answers then I do feel uncomfortable. I think that doesn’t necessarily do science a service.” - Full Article Source

ITEM #100

09/20/10 - EMP as the Difference Engine: Silence please
KeelyNet READERS old enough to have had their peace and quiet shattered by the thump-thump-thump of “boom-boxes” used in public by inconsiderate folk may have shared your correspondent’s dark thoughts about blasting the dreaded music machines with some sort of por table death ray. All that was needed, it seemed, was a powerful stream of microwave pulses to fry the offending amplifier’s output transistors. Sadly, a few simple calculations showed that the energy required was far more than could be achieved by chargin g a handful of low-inductance condensers with torch batteries, and then rapidly dumping the energy into some sort of antenna or waveguide. Your correspondent abandoned his schoolboy dreams when he concluded that the only way to generate an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) powerful enough to do the job required either a synchrotron or a nuclear explosion. Intriguingly, a pair of such devices has recently broken cover. The Counter-Electronics High-Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) is an unmanned a ircraft fitted with a microwave pulse generator—presumably for disrupting enemy communications. The Pentagon has also announced that it is deploying an electromagnetic weapon, believed to be called Max Power, for detonating roadside bombs and disabling en emy vehicles. Both CHAMP and Max Power mimic the electromagnetic pulse of a nuclear explosion—albeit over a narrowly focused area and without the geomagnetic effect. Police forces the world over are keen to get their hands on such microwave generators—mai nly to reduce the hazard involved in car chases. An errant driver fleeing arrest could be zapped with microwaves from a generator mounted in a patrol car to shut the runaway vehicle’s engine off and bring it safely to a halt without causing injury. One pr oblem your correspondent foresees, however, is that a car’s metal body could shield the engine’s vulnerable electronics—especially if the beam were to be directed from behind, as would be the case in a car chase. He hopes such problems can be solved, bec ause there is an even more pressing application awaiting pulse guns on the road. The state authorities in Alabama, for instance, now have a noise-abatement ordinance that makes the thumping sound from car stereos played at more than 80 decibels a punishab le offence. With peak powers of more than a kilowatt per channel, some of today’s car stereos can pump out over 120 decibels of ear-splitting sound—equivalent to being close to a jet engine or in the front row of a rock concert. The ghetto-blaster boom-bo x of the 1970s may have gone the way of bell-bottom trousers, but over-amped stereos in custom trucks and street rods have surely taken their place. - Full Article Source

ITEM #101

09/20/10 - DIY Hula Hoop Pool Warmers
If you'd like to save a bit on your heating bills, these black, sun-catching "lily pads" will help absorb some heat and insulate your pool, so you can keep swimming even when it's a bit cooler outside. Make Magazine's version of these pool warmers involve some pretty heavy artillery (see the video above), but if you don't have a grinder or soldering iron handy, you can probably experiment with other methods of attaching the black polyethylene film to the hula hoops. Whether that be glue, staples, or even some ever-useful binder clips, all you really need is to get them sturdily attached so they can absorb the sun's heat and insulate your pool. - Full Article Source

Solar Balloons - Hot air balloons heated by the sun

Learn all about solar balloons, and how to make your own! Made from regular black trash bags, anyone can build their own solar-powered hot air balloon. Learn how to build balloons from 5 feet tall to 15 feet tall. You can even fly your camera for some awe some aerial shots! When you fill a solar balloon with cold air, the sun heats the black plastic, heating the air inside, which creates lift. Because solar balloons are heated by the sun, they can reach altitudes of over 50,000 feet and travel hundreds of miles, as you will see in this video. Best part is, you can do it all yourself! Log on to www.solar-balloons.com today to get started. ... Don't want to make your own? Don't let that stop you! We sell pre-built solar balloons of various shapes and sizes, right on our Web site.

ITEM #102

09/20/10 - Psychics Claim of Evidence of Life on Mars Debunked
KeelyNet A team of psychics claims to have found evidence not only of life on Mars, but a large industrial dome and a plume of waste coming from it. In a recent video presentation titled, "Evidence of Artificiality on Mars," researcher Courtney Brown, founder of a n organization of psychics called the Farsight Institute, claimed to have found mysterious features in a photograph of Mars. In a YouTube video describing the "anomaly," Brown states, "Here at the top you see a spray.... a straight nozzle that's horizonta lly placed, and what looks like a pipeline going into a dome... below there's also a very large dome that is highly reflective, it looks like it's made of some sort of resin material." Some remote viewers described tunnels and rooms under the domes and wo rk going on inside them; others explained that the domes might be part of a secret U.S. military experiment; still another explained that the beings that live in the domes do not fully understand the technology they use. It's all very heady, sci-fi stuff masquerading as scientific research; according to Brown they are "using remote viewing in a scientific manner to do exploration." There are several errors here, so let's unpack them one at a time. The most obvious mistake is that instead of verifying that the anomaly observed in fact exists, he simply assumes that what he reads into the NASA photo is correct and asks psychics to "confirm" his interpretation. Seeing things on Mars - This is completely unscientific, because there is no verifiable, third-par ty data to support or refute either Brown's interpretations or the psychics' information. Just because Brown sees something that he thinks resembles a spray, a pipeline, or a dome doesn't mean it's actually there. If the information that a psychic provide s agrees with Brown's interpretation of the photo, Brown deems it "verified." But whether the dome is made of resin, metal, or recycled Britney Spears CDs — or even exists at all — is unknowable without sending a space probe there. If two guesses happen t o match, it doesn't "verify" or validate the guess. Without being able to determine what is actually there, everything in this project is not science but instead pure ungrounded speculation, not unlike asking 'How many Martians can dance on the head of a pin?' (In all fairness, the only acceptable PROOF is to physically go there and check it out. - JWD) - Full Article Source

ITEM #103

09/20/10 - With Ancient Arches, the Old is New Again
KeelyNet In a basement workshop, John Ochsendorf stands beneath a thin layer of bricks mortared into a sinuous overhead arch that seems to defy gravity. With the heel of his hand, he beats against the bricks. “Hear that ringing?” he asks. “It’s tight like a drum.” The vault relies on the architectural principles that guided the construction of ancient Roman buildings, such as a 33-acre public bathhouse in central Rome that still stands today. The more elegant timbrel vault technology emerged in the 14th century, r eplacing the heavy stones favored by the Romans with terra-cotta tiles. Ochsendorf opted for 1 1/2-inch-thick bricks. Ochsendorf hopes to prove that sturdy, eye-pleasing structures can be built inexpensively out of local materials. And by using, say, clay and mud, instead of steel and concrete, the energy consumption and pollution associated with construction projects can be significantly reduced. (Cement production alone accounts for an estimated 5 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions worldwide.) The bricks in Vault201 were made from 100 percent recycled material—including industrial waste and raw sewage. Historically, such vaults contained two or more layers fused together for stability, but Ochsendorf built a single layer to demonstrate the form’s i nherent strength. “People don’t expect something that’s this thin to stand,” he says. In his basement workshop, he underscores the point by climbing eight feet up a ladder and stepping onto the top of the vault. Watching nervously from below are the half- dozen architecture students who helped Ochsendorf design and build the vault, along with several members of the New York-based engineering firm Robert Silman Associates, on hand to certify its structural soundness for display in the museum. - Full Article Source

ITEM #104

09/20/10 - Turn 3-Ring Binders into the Ultimate Small Parts Storage
KeelyNet If you have a large number of small parts around your office or workshop, you know what a pain it is to store and organize them. This clever hack uses 3-ring binders for no-fuss parts organization. There are three items you will need for this filing s ystem. Firstly you need a ring binder - usually A4 size in Europe, and Letter in the US. I tend to buy a lot on ebay, so would suggest trying that first for the best price. Better to have a 3 or 4 ring version - in Europe, the 4 ring 'D' shape is great, a s it holds pages very securely. I also like the ones with clear plastic pockets all around, as you can then customise the spine and front cover (and back as well if you like). The ones I bought were 1.65 pounds each (US $3.34). In Europe, here is an optio n from ebay, and here is one from viking direct. In the USA, these people have a good price (US $2.13), if you are happy to buy boxes of 12. The pages I use in the files are a "Zip Punched Pocket" from Rexel - again, I got these on ebay from here as they worked out at only 16 pence (US $0.33) each. In the US, try something like this. The final item is a pile of 'zip lock' or 'grip seal' bags - again ebay was where I got mine from, but they are also available from packaging stores, like this one in the US. The 3 inch by 2.25 inch size I find great for small parts, as it is the perfect size for electronic items like strips of resistors, but you might also want some larger ones as well. If you shop around, you can buy a handful of folders, 50 punched pockets , and 1000 zip lock bags for under 25 pounds (US $50.00) - this will be enough to completely organise thousands of small parts! If that sounds like a reasonable investment to get all the little parts in your office or workshop tidied up, check out the ful l guide at the link below to see how he turns a pile of binders and pouches into an organization system any tinkerer would be proud of. (Wow, what a cool idea! I have all these little boxes of capacitors, resistors, integrated circuits and many other thin gs which this binder system would really help! - JWD) - Full Article Source

ITEM #105

09/20/10 - HRP-4 humanoid robot unveiled
The new humanoid stands 151cm tall and is much thinner than its predecessors. For Japan, HRP-4 is another step forward towards creating useful mechanical worker to combat a forthcoming shortage in the labor force and care for a fast aging population. Othe r than terrestrial uses, let me remind you that the Japanese also plan on developing humanoid robots for exploring the Moon. Going back to HRP-4, we should note that it is not a machine developed just for nice demos. Its creators are serious about making it available commercially to universities and other research institutes that can afford its $300,000 price tag. According to the recent press release, HRP-4 will go on sale as early as January 2011. I should mention that the HRP-4 will sell for $100,000 l ess than Willow Garage’s PR2. However, the price difference probably reflects that other than the obvious difference between the two robot, i.e., legs versus wheels, there are many differences in the number and types of sensors, overall hardware, and soft ware. - Full Article Source

ITEM #106

09/20/10 - Humanoid made in Cornwall bought by Nasa to become robot tour guide
He speaks 15 languages, has a cheeky sense of humour and can even do impressions. And now this frighteningly life-like robot, built by a small firm in Cornwall, has been bought by Nasa to become a robotic tour guide. The robot, who is known as RoboThespia n, is powered by compressed air and is made almost entirely from aluminium. The RoboThespian comes in three variations, the Lite, Standard and Deluxe versions. It can also be hired for events. On the firm's website, the Deluxe version comes in at £79,500, which gives access to all of the robot's more advanced features such as powered legs and customisable content. Nasa is to pay £70,520 for the robot to guide visitors around its Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral. RoboThespian comes with standard gree tings and impressions, to which you can add your own recorded sequences or bespoke content. It comes with a touchscreen interface that lets users pre-programme a series of movements. - Full Article Source

ITEM #107

09/20/10 - Songs in the key of EEG
Peters took EEGs of his brain in various states - while asleep, angry, bored and so on - then fed them to a computer that applied various processing algorithms. The result goes into music synthesisers that provide a base layer over which the Finn Peters b and can improvise. In the video below, you can hear the output of Peters' sleeping brain, as interpreted by grand piano, synth and vibraphone, then hear what happens when carbon-based musicians get involved. The good news is that the technology behind mod ern neuroscience has opened up a new source of inspiration for composers, allowing them to escape everything that's been done before. - Full Article Source

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09/20/10 - Billing Pastor Terry Jones
Authorities say security for last weekend's canceled Quran burning at a central Florida church cost around $200,000. City officials say they expect the church to pay. Police Maj. Rick Hanna said more than 200 officers were on duty last weekend patrolling the church, the University of Florida football game and "soft targets" like the mall. Another 160 sheriff's deputies were also working because of the planned protest at Dove World Outreach Center. Gainesville City Manager Russ Blackburn said he doesn't kn ow if the city has legal authority to compel the church to pay. (Serves them all right, bunch of media whores causing all this ruckus for attention. - JWD) - Full Article Source

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09/20/10 - DeWalt Nail Gun for when they take our guns away
KeelyNet Once in awhile something so totally cool comes out that even a guy who doesn't normally even know what he'd like for Father's Day or Christmas would immediately ask for it. It can drive a 16-D nail through a 2 X 4 at 200 yards. This makes construction a breeze, you can sit in your lawn chair and build a fence. Just get your wife to hold the fence boards in place while you sit back, relax with a cold drink and when she has the board in the right place, just fire away. With the hundred round magazine you c an build the fence with a minimum of reloading. After a day of fence building with the new DeWalt Rapid fire nail gun the wife will not ask you to build or fix anything else, probably, ever again. / They'd NEVER think we'd have NAIL GUNS - and they're con centrating on doing away with the BULLET-TYPE of ammunition! HAH! I think I'm gonna buy ME some NAIL GUNS and NAILS!!!! AND, we don't even have to REGISTER them or have LICENSES for them! HA! HOW STUPID ARE THEY! AND, you don't have to worry about them being CONCEALED! Just a LOT of good stuff to do with THIS! Thank you, DeWalt!!! (Now you know they don't really sell this, here is how it came to be. - JWD) - Email from Jerry Draughon

ITEM #110

09/20/10 - Future of Fashion – Spray-On Clothes
A new liquid mixture will allow people to literally spray clothes onto their body. Once the mixture hits your body, it turns into a thin layer of fabric that can be peeled off, washed, and re-worn. Unfortunately, it’s also skintight. / Fabrican is the cre ator of Spray-on Fabric. In 2000 Fabrican patented an instant, sprayable, non-woven fabric. Developed through a collaboration between Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art, Fabrican technology has captured the imagination of designers, indu stry and the public around the world. The technology has been developed for use in household, industrial, personal and healthcare, decorative and fashion aplications using aerosol or spray-gun, and will soon be found in products available everywhere. http ://www.fabricanltd.com/ - Full Article Source

ITEM #111

09/20/10 - White Trash Repairs
White Trash Repairs is your one stop shop for some good ole, git r’ done ingenuity. Instead of trying to define white trash I will leave you with some moments of white trash zen. Homemade deer blinds duct taped to trees. Smoking, pregnant strippers with r ebel flag tramp stamps. Teenie boopers with I love Hitler t-shirts. Family portraits taken with lots of beer and camo. Pickup trucks with $8000, 3 foot lift kits parked in front of a $500 broke down, rusted trailer. Oh, who are we kidding? Lots and lots o f trailers. Lots and lots of duct tape. Lots and Lots of camo. You fill in the rest. We personally have nothing against rednecks or hillbillies. In fact we actually think more would get done if there were more around because they know how to look at a pr oblem and Git-R-Done. If Bubba was running for office he would have our vote! White Trash Repairs was founded in March of 2010 by a mom who stayed up way to late one night on vacation. Yes the site is run by a woman who at times employees her teenage bo ys (someone needs to employ them). In May of 2010 White Trash Repairs became part of Three Ring Blogs. Why do we call everyone “Bubba” well White Trash Repairs is incorporated under Bubba Networks INC which is why we refer to all rednecks and hillbillies as “Bubba”. - Full Article Source

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09/20/10 - Sealand skull photos released
KeelyNet The July 2007 discovery of the skull in Olstykke on the Danish island Sealand did however not make headlines and remained largely ignored by science until 2010. The researchers who in 2008 examined the skull at the Veterinarian High School in Copenhagen m erely concluded that “Although resembling a mammal, certain features make it impossible to fit the animal into Linnaean taxonomy”. Dug up during the replacement of old sewer pipes, the finder at first believed that it was some horse bone, as the house for merly belonged to a horse butcher, and the garden is full of remains. It was not until refilling the trench that he noticed its humanoid shape. Later excavations at the site have not uncovered further remains with connection to the creature, only identifi able animal bones, stone axes and other Neolithic tools which are common to the area. The fact that the skull was found among Neolithic remains does however, not reveal its age. Carbon 14 dating at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen has shown that the creature lived between 1200 and 1280 AD. Furthermore, the skull was found above the old pipes, whose age suggests that it wasn’t buried until after 1900. Also the absence of other skeleton parts of the creature, together with the skull’s state of preserv ation, has led the scientists to suspect that it has not been buried for long, probably only a couple of decades. Perhaps to conceal the secret behind its existence someone stored it for ages and later deliberately buried it. It is interesting to note tha t residents in Olstykke and nearby villages have from former times told about a local member of l’Ordre Lux Pégasos (the Order of Pegasus’ Light), whom accordingly on behalf of the order protected various items – among them a mysterious cranium and severa l devices made of extraordinary light, albeit unbreakable metal or ceramics. The skull is said to have originated from the Balkans, but it has also been stored in Paris, France, and in Munich, Germany, before arriving in Denmark. The Sealand Skull is abou t one and a half times larger than a male Homo sapiens cranium. Especially the eye sockets contribute to its size. Its smooth surface reveals that the creature was adapted to cold climate, and its relative eye size that it was either a night creature, liv ed underground or on a planet orbiting a remote or dim star, probably an orange or red dwarf. - (Update: Looks like it's a big hoax using pieced together skulls and parts as shown here. Scroll down the page about 1/3rd of the way to see the photo examination showing the piecing together. - JWD) - Full Article Source

ITEM #113

09/20/10 - The Two-Stroke Engine, Reconsidered
EcoMotors International, a startup based in Troy, Michigan, has a new approach to an old idea--the two-stroke engine--which it says is up to 50 percent more efficient than most vehicle engines and pollutes far less than a conventional two-stroke engine. T he engine uses two piston movements per cycle, instead of four, and each cylinder contains two opposing pistons, instead of one. A single crankshaft sits in between pairs of cylinders. The design relies on precise computerized control of all the component s. A conventional car engine takes four piston movements, or strokes, to go through intake, compression, combustion, and exhaust. In a two-stroke cycle, these stages are completed with just two piston movements, delivering twice as many power strokes per revolution and requiring fewer parts. But two-stroke engines tend to spew out more unburned fuel in the exhaust, which is why the four-stroke design became more common. Putting two pistons inside each cylinder also means that each piston only travels half as far as it normally would in a two-stroke engine, allowing the engine to run faster. Having half as many parts as a conventional engine (the OPOC does not have cylinder head or valve-train components, and it has fewer bearings) helps to reduce friction and heat loss. These factors, combined with "a long list of 1 and 2 percent improvements" in other areas, says Ecomotors's CEO Don Runkle, account for a 15 percent efficiency improvement. The basic OPOC engine consists of two cylinders on either side of a crankshaft. Multiple engines, or "modules," can be used together to boost the fuel efficiency of a vehicle by as much as 45 percent. In addition to the efficiency gains of the engine itself, extra modules can be deactivated when they aren't needed. Key to the design is an electrically controlled clutch, which disengages a module when necessary. - Full Article Source

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09/20/10 - Seaventures – An Old Oil Rig Turned Into a Hotel for Scuba Divers
KeelyNet A onetime oil-drilling rig stands in crystal-clear waters dotted with tiny islands and their lush green hills. But most impressive is what’s underwater—an amazing array of coral reefs swarming with hundreds of species of multicolored tropical fish, sea turtles and other aquatic life. The rig has been converted t o a hotel for snorkelers and especially for scuba divers. - Full Article Source

ITEM #115

09/20/10 - A New Invention to Replace Skin Cancer Biopsies
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, with nearly 75 percent of skin cancer deaths caused by melanoma, according to the American Cancer Society. The MSU-Vanderbilt device, when passed over the skin, uses a combination of laser light and microscop es to illuminate the cell structure beneath the epidermis, projecting an image onto a screen which a doctor can analyze. A diagnosis can then be reached within minutes rather than days. - Full Article Source

ITEM #116

09/20/10 - How Much is Inside A Bottle of Wine?
KeelyNet Before I dive into this, I wanted to get an estimate of the sizes of some other drinks in my house. The amount of wine in a bottle is a little less than four of these Minute Maid Juice boxes. And it's crushingly unimpressive within a two liter soda bottle . Now back to the experiment, using our typical wine glasses. They each hold a maximum of 400 ml. First, I distributed a bottle of wine evenly between five glasses. That's 150 ml, or 5 ounces of wine each. Wow. Even this small portion, a fifth of a bottle , looks like a decent glass of wine! / Notice that 1/5 of a bottle is barely distinguishable from 1/4 of a bottle. And this difference can be masked even better by using a different shaped glass. If a restaurant is selling a $9.00 bottle of wine for $12.0 0 per glass, pouring 1/5 of a bottle results in a $51 profit. Pouring 1/4 of a bottle yields only a $39 profit. - Full Article Source

ITEM #117

09/20/10 - Shining a light on acne
“Acne is caused by hormonal changes normally onset by puberty,” says Prof Chu, “but it’s now seen in adults who lead more stressful lives.’’ Pharmacist Shabir Daya from online pharmacy Victoria Health agrees. ''Stress stimulates the production of male hor mones. The major culprit is dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which increases the production of the skin’s natural oil, sebum, clogging the pores.’’ The bacteria associated causes acne to thrive in these conditions, feeding on the sebum and irritating the glands , which leads to spots. The standard prescription is an antibiotic and a vitamin A cream to unblock the pores. For tough cases, stronger medications such as Roaccutane (isotretinoin) are used, which take four to six weeks to take effect and can clear abou t 50 per cent of lesions. However, they might have side-effects such as dry skin, eyes and lips, raised blood fats and sugar. Prof Chu is pioneering the use of a different approach – the N-Lite (or Regenlite) laser. It was developed for general skin rejuv enation but when one patient with severe acne found her lesions virtually disappeared after two weeks, a clinical study was set up at Hammersmith Hospital. The N-Lite appears more effective than antibiotics; results are seen faster and there are no side-e ffects. It uses yellow light, which penetrates deeply into the skin, killing the bacteria in acne. ''It triggers the immune system to reduce inflammation and repair the damage caused by the acne bacteria,’’ claims Prof Chu. The treatment costs £150 and sh ould be repeated every one to three months, according to the severity of the acne. However, reviews on acne support websites are mixed. ''I had no improvement at all after six treatments,’’ says one sufferer on www.acne.org. ''It was a huge disappointment .’’ Another alternative to medication is phototherapy, in which the skin is exposed to either blue LED light alone or in combination with red light. The blue light has anti-bacterial properties while the red light acts as an anti-inflammatory.It is most e ffective for mild to moderate acne (reports suggest it can decrease lesions by around 60 per cent) and costs about £55 – but again results are mixed. - Full Article Source

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09/20/10 - Real or Fake?

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ITEM #119

09/20/10 - Cleaning Up Memories (What?)
This technology works on the memories that the person’s Soul decides that it wants transmuted. Hence it is not dependent on the person’s decision as to which memories are to be transmuted. Nor is it dependent on the operator’s intuitive view as to which m emories should be transmuted. The transmutation room is therefore a place where our expectations and our will have no influence. When the memories are brought forward into the transmutation room, the encoders are used to clean them, to remove the blockage s around them. They are left as a clean memory. These cleaned memories are then brought into the person’s consciousness and are transmuted. This then completes the transmutation process. How long does it take? From experience, most, if not all, of these m emories will be consciously transmuted as quickly and as smoothly as taking a gentle, peaceful breath. They then pass on as part of the normal process of the Universe. - Full Article Source

ITEM #120

09/20/10 - Drug-search honeypots
KeelyNet Freeway signs warning of upcoming drug checkpoints are actually a ruse: the local sheriff sets up a checkpoint at the next offramp and searches panicky motorists who pull off to ditch their stashes. An accompanying map on the original post (click through below) gives the locations of similar checkpoints all over the USA, and warns, "if you see one of these signs, don't...exit." - Full Article Source

ITEM #121

09/20/10 - Remote Operated Aircraft Targets Hurricanes
"Usually news articles about remote operated UAVs involve blowing people up. NASA's application takes a different path and uses the utility of the aircraft for scientific research that will benefit humanity. I haven't read much about NASA's Global Hawk la tely, but they have been busy providing up-close access to the recent string of hurricanes." - Full Article Source

ITEM #122

09/20/10 - Boeing Gets $89M To Build Drone That Can Fly For 5 Years Straight
KeelyNet "One of the more unique unmanned aircraft concepts took a giant step toward reality this week when the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency inked an agreement with Boeing to build the SolarEagle, a plane capable of remaining at heights above 60,000ft for over five years. Boeing says the first SolarEagle under the $89 million contract could fly as early as 2014." - Full Article Source

ITEM #123

09/20/10 - Police continue to harass citizens who record them
A number of cases show how police continue to misunderstand citizens’ rights to record their behavior, and they’re now neatly compiled into a video from the Cato Institute. / We all have to deal with the opportunities and challenges presented by widesprea d video technology. The same is true for police. But law enforcement might prefer that cameras not be a part of their interactions with citizens. Citizens should have the right to record their interactions with police and police should be required to reco rd their most intense interactions with citizens. The video features attorneys David Rittgers and Clark Neily and journalist Radley Balko. (That is a great idea, to make them record their own actions if they are so fearful and insecure of us recording the m. A shame that it is probably only a handful of cops in any department with bad attitudes towards citizens who create problems for the good cops who play by the rules. - JWD) - Full Article Source

ITEM #124

09/20/10 - Helicopter Crashes While Filming Autonomous Audi
"A helicopter commissioned by Audi to film its autonomous Audi TT climbing Pikes Peak crashed early this morning. Four people on board were hurt, the pilot seriously. It's a surreal story — a manned vehicle crashes while the one climbing a mountain drive n only by computers and sensors carries on. Here's more on the autonomous Audi, a project undertaken with the help of Stanford University." - Full Article Source

ITEM #125

09/20/10 - Now why do you guys want your mosque at Ground Zero?
The sister of a 9/11 victim asks the obvious question regarding Feisal Abdul Rauf's obscene mosque. Almost as intolerable as the mosque itself is the contempt liberal dhimmis (denoting an attitude of concession, surrender and appeasement towards Islami c demands) demonstrate for decent Americans by expecting us to buy the line that jabbing a stick in our eye is a gesture of peace. If this slimy Rauf isn't advancing the exact same agenda as Mohammed Atta et al., then let him answer the question: Why at Ground Zero? - Full Article Source

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09/20/10 - Contract ON America - Newt Gingrich (Snopes verified)
KeelyNet July 21, 2010 6pm - There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia. The time for double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over. The proposed "Cordoba House" overlooking the World Trade Center site - where a group of jihadists killed over 3000 Americans and destroyed one of our most famous landmarks - is a test of the timidity, passivity and historic ignorance of American elites.

For example, most of them don't understand that "Cordoba House" is a deliberately insulting term. It refers to Cordoba , Spain - the capital of Muslim conquerors who symbolized their victory over the

Christian Spaniards by transforming a church there into the world's third-largest mosque complex.

Today, some of the Mosque's backers insist this term is being used to "symbolize interfaith cooperation" when, in fact, every Islamist in the world recognizes Cordoba as a symbol of Islamic conquest. It is a sign of their contempt for Americans and their confidence in our historic ignorance that they would deliberately insult us this way.

Those Islamists and their apologists who argue for "religious toleration" are arrogantly dishonest. They ignore the fact that more than 100 mosques already exist in New York City. Meanwhile, there are no churches or synagogues in all of Saudi Arabia. In fact no Christian or Jew can even enter Mecca.

And they lecture us about tolerance!

If the people behind the Cordoba House were serious about religious toleration, they would be imploring the Saudis, as fellow Muslims, to immediately open up Mecca to all and immediately announce their intention to allow non-Muslim houses of worship in the Kingdom. They should be asked by the news media if they would be willing to lead such a campaign.

We have not been able to rebuild the World Trade Center in nine years. Now we are being told a 13 story, $100 million megamosque will be built within a year overlooking the site of the most devastating surprise attack in American history. Finally where is the money coming from? The people behind the Cordoba House refuse to reveal all their funding sources. America is experiencing an Islamist cultural-political offensive designed to undermine and destroy our civilization.

Sadly, too many of our elites are the willing apologists for those who would destroy them if they could. No mosque. No self deception. No surrender. The time to take a stand is now - at this site on this issue. - Full Article Source

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09/20/10 - The Unchanging Face of Islam
KeelyNet There are two differences:

In 1000 AD, no one would have tolerated liberal quislings in positions of authority siding with the Muslims,

or Western Civilization would have ceased to exist centuries ago,

just as many great civilizations in the Middle East ceased to exist when they fell to this barbarous cult.

Also, in 1000 AD, Muslims weren't in the process of acquiring nuclear weapons. - Compliments of Joe. - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - Inventor makes machine that 'breaks the laws of physics'
A Wells inventor has put together a machine that he claims is the first step in creating free energy from perpetual motion. He says it produces more power than it consumes. But the patent office will not register the design – because if it works, it break s the laws of physics. The machine, largely created out of leftover bicycle parts and a windscreen-washer motor uses high-powered magnets and a series of flywheels to apparently create energy from gravity.

A tiny amount of power is provided by the washer motor, using a rubber band cut from a bicycle inner tube. The flywheels keep turning, even though it would seem impossible for the motor to move the weight of the machine.

Its designer, who wants to remain anonymous, says that it is the design of the magnets and the flywheels that makes it work. And he claims a commercial version of the invention, around the same size as a washing machine, could produce enough power to run a house, virtually free of charge and could be installed anywhere without the need for a power source, which would make it invaluable in isolated locations. Each flywheel would become its own electricity generator, and he says that to make more power all that is need is to add more rotors. The designer said:

"The Alpha Omega Galaxy Freefall Generator (AOGFG) is a different eco-friendly way of producing electricity. The system functions as a large flywheel. Power can be generated without bio-hazards which in turn produce no harmful by-products. A small amount of external input is required to activate and control the system. This can be provided from any source such as battery, solar power or hydro power.

Once operating, the external energy input can be supported by power generated and harnessed from the system itself. It does not need to be stationary in order to function and therefore can also be used to power, or support the powering of any type of wate r vessel, land vehicle or aviation machine; it can provide a solution for most energy requirements."

The designer claims that adoption of the AOGFG to produce energy for heating, lighting and power would drastically reduce emissions. Anyone who would like to get involved with the project should contact gravity_free_energy _systems@hotmail.co.uk . While t he patent office will register different parts of the AOGFG, they won't allow the machine as a complete item to be patented.

Because it is claimed it produces more energy than it consumes, it is considered to be a perpetual motion machine which is the holy grail of scientists the world over. The patent office will not allow patents on perpetual motion machines as they break the first law of thermodynamics. This states that energy can be changed from one form to another, but cannot be created or destroyed. (He should say 'conversion of gravity and magnetic energy to mechanical force', see; Primer for Skeptics and Attackers)

(Update 4 hours later: Sent an email to the inventor and he responded with;

At last! Somebody who doesn't think I'm a nutter! The news article regarding the patent office bit was 'enhanced' by the journalist (surprise, surprise!). The patent has been filed, but I haven't claimed perpetual motion - just the design an d function of the machine. Thank you for your supportive email.

I sent him another email with some correlations he might find of use. He has a 1999 patent for a different device in the European database but they don't have patent applications (that I could find) as we do in the US patent database. Hopefully he will ge t a patent we can study. Also suggested he upload one or more videos of his machine to youtube.com to get more attention to his discovery. - JWD) - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - Meet the Virginia-Built 110MPG X-Prize Car
"Instead of using Detroit engineers or Silicon Valley bitheads, Virginia-based Edison2 relied on retired Formula 1 and Nascar engineers to build its entry for the X-prize. Relying on composite materials and titanium, the team assembled an ultra-lightweig ht car that provides all the comforts of a standard 4-passenger vehicle, but gets more than 100 mpg. The custom engineering goes all the way down to the car's lug nuts, which weigh less than 11 grams each. Amazingly, they expect a production version of th e car should cost less than $20,000." Earlier today, in a Washington, DC ceremony, Edison2 received $5 million as the X-prize winner. Writes the AP (via Google) "Two other car makers will split $2.5 million each: Mooresville, N.C.-based Li-Ion Motors Corp ., which made the Wave2, a two-seat electric car that gets 187 miles on a charge, and X-Tracer Team of Winterthur, Switzerland, whose motorcycle-like electric mini-car, the E-Tracer 7009, gets 205 miles on a charge. Both of those companies are taking orde rs for their cars." - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - Age-defying drug discovered, claims Russian scientist
It appears that Skulachev has synthesized a mitochondrially targeted antioxidant. There's no detailed information in the article, but based on the papers Skulachev's group has published in the past, it looks like the compound in question is SkQ1, an antio xidant attached to a positively charged ion. Experiments have shown that SkQ1 prolongs the lifespan of a variety of species, including mice (link, link). Clinical trials on humans are underway, and if everything goes smoothly, the drug will be out in a fe w years. After successful results from animal studies using eye drops, Skulachev tried it on his own cataract. After six months, his cataract was gone. So what's the catch here? Well, looking at the lifespan data from mice, they're not talking about an in crease in maximum lifespan but in median lifespan. The oldest mice receiving the drug did not live longer than the oldest mice in the control group, they just had a squared mortality curve. In other words, the mice that got SkQ1 made it to old age more of ten than the control mice. - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - Kouris Turbine Generator
For years Kouris, a lawyer by profession, claims that he found a way to address the problem of energy, economic and environmentally friendly. How so? “The rotation of water in rivers, reservoirs and hydroelectric dams generates energy”, he states. As he d eclared, since his student year he had noticed the potential of water to turn, so he could with the vortex created by the rotation of the pull of the earth and a suitable turbine, to spin a generator, generating electricity! He kept that secret for 20 yea rs. He studied the specific mechanism and finally prepared the 1996 plans for a turbine which he called: “KCT” or The Kouris Turbine Generator. Then he requested from U.S. authorities to secure his copyright and surprisingly, he received it promptly. This trend continued in other nations he approached for copyrights. Kouris presented his invention in its final form to companies, government agencies and media in late August. All parties were interested. Kouris says that according to experiments carried o ut, power generation using the turbine, is increased by 5%- 25% using the existing water. This will provide cheap energy to all humankind. “For example, an increase of 10%, to the main hydroelectric dam in Tasmania, would gain, without any further cost, extra energy to power 200,000 additional homes! Similar increase in power would have the hydropower projects “Snowy Hydro” and “Pacific Hydro” of Australia ”said Mr. Kouris and continues:” Not counting the thousands of rivers that exist across the length and breadth of the earth, on which the “KCT” turbine can rotate and produce electricity. “As well as putting the turbine through the thousands of existing water reservoirs which are used everywhere on this planet.” / The Kouris Centri Turbine Generator (K CT) domestic pilot plant on the Steavensons River near Marysville, in the State of Victoria, Australia. Testing and demonstration of a domestic KCT producing up to 10.5 Kwh per day, sufficient to power a conventional home. The pilot plant is using only ap proximately 110 litres of water per second, has a vortex 2m in diameter, and a vortex depth/fall of just 60cm. www.kourispower.com - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - Wireless Charger Could Power Your Devices From Across the Room
KeelyNet Japanese firm Fujitsu has unveiled technology that uses magnets to recharge more than one gadget at once – entirely without wires. The system means that devices can be charged up at a distance of a several metres and could lead to wireless charging ‘hotsp ots’ in public places by 2012. In theory, the system should be entirely safe for humans in the charging field because power is only transmitted between coils that resonate at the same frequency. The technology uses magnetic resonance to send electrical ch arge over through the air between the charger and the device. A coil of wire and a capacitor create the resonance between it and the power receiver. The system could lead to a wide range of future applications including charging zones for electric cars an d power transmission for computer chips, according to Fujitsu. Fujitsu claims that the technology will lead to charging systems that can recharge a device in 1/150th the time currently required. Fujitsu said in a statement: ‘This technology paves the way to integrating compact wireless charging functions into mobile phones and enabling multiple portable devices to be charged simultaneously without any restrictions on their position with respect to the charger.’ Many current wireless charging systems rely on electromagnetic induction between two coils – a method that works over a very short distance and means that gadgets are placed on a charging pad. These systems often waste a lot of the power consumed. Fujitsu’s system is based on magnetic resonance in which power can be wirelessly sent between two coils that are tuned to resonate at the same frequency. Tests showed it working across a gap of about 15 centimetres although the firm claims that it will eventually be capable of transferring power across se veral metres. The further away it is from the device, the more power is lost in the transfer, however. The system is similar to technology devised by US firm Witricity which also uses magnetic resonance to transfer electricity to devices over several metr es. - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - Can business ideas benefit billions?
Coming soon to a business near you: vertical farming, "3D printers" in space, and meat sheets. MEAT SHEETS... - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - Dead motor? Think again
KeelyNet While hobby brush motors are pretty cheap now adays, there’s always that feeling of why replace when you can rebuild and reuse. As such [John Carr] presents how to change the brush position in motors to revive a dead motor. So long as the motor dies from natural causes commutator wear, the idea is the brushes can be moved along the axes and fixed to a new portion of commutator that’s not worn at all. [John] also goes through the details of some tricky reassembly, but we think to make this complete a guide on brush replacement and commutator replacement might be in order hint hint. - Full Article Source

ITEM #135

09/17/10 - Netflix Helper
Somebody mentioned this in a comment recently. It's a site that helps you find streaming movies at Netflix: Instant Watcher. I didn't realize that some of these titles "expire." For example, if you want to watch the 1997 version of Robinson Crusoe, it will be gone after Sunday. / You need to be signed up with Netflix first. (I was going to try it but did a search on complaints and < a href="http://www.consumeraffairs.com/entertainment/netflix_free_trial.html" target="_blank">found many complaints about their so-called 'free trial' offer, so I decided not to avail myself of their services. Amazing with so many complaints th at they don't have more bad publicity about this. - JWD) - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - Gravity Assisted Power (GAP) machine
KeelyNet Gravitational Energy Corporation (GEC) of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio is already tackling this water-crisis in the country of Haiti with their invention of a new green technology. Stunning in its simplicity, the Feltenberger Pendulum, a Gravity Assisted Power ( GAP) machine, uses the force of gravity to help power various machinery. This versatile GAP pendulum can be applied to the generation of electricity, drilling of wells, desalinization/filtration of water and so much more. For its first application, Gravi tational Energy Corporation is introducing a revolutionary easy-to-use, hand-operated water pump and filtration system that needs NO fuel or electricity, making it indispensible in the wake of natural disasters and struggling third world countries. In May of 2010, the first production model was sent to earthquake stricken Haiti. "We donated the pump with an Aquathin filtration unit to One-Life Missions Foundation." says Art Drentlau, Sr. Vice President. "We were deeply moved by the images on TV and knew t hat our product could help thousands of people in need of safe drinking water." During a recent demonstration of the Feltenberger Pendulum with water filtration system for representatives of the US military in Tampa, Florida, Monger said "a soldier cannot function long without water. One of the greatest logistical challenges is transporting large quantities of water as well as disposing of plastic bottles. The GAP technology resolves both of those problems, and ensures our warriors are drinking safe water - even if the enemy contaminates the water supply. Additionally the good-will resulting from providing these devices to a host nation is invaluable to building and maintaining local support." The optional water filtration system supplied with the pendulu m pump is manufactured by Aquathin Corporation; a global leader in the water filtration industry for over 30 years. This unique filter system known as AquaShield contains a patented anti-microbial membrane that kills harmful bacteria and viruses in the wa ter without the need of costly chemical dosing systems or UV radiation. "We're excited to be a strategic partner with GEC.", says Alfred Lipshultz, founder and President of Aquathin Corporation. "GEC has developed a breakthrough technology that can help m illions of people in disaster relief, 3rd world nations and militaries for drinking and irrigation in areas without readily available electrical supply. The Feltenberger Pendulum Pump is the only hand-operated pump I know of that allows our water filtrati on systems to operate fully to the capacity they were designed for." The pendulum pump has 4 settings that adjust the volume and/or pressure of the water being pumped. "We can pump high volumes at low pressure, or lower volumes of water at high pressure." says Matthew Butrick, Chief Engineer GEC. "This higher pressure setting allows our pump to further purify water using a reverse osmosis filter system." The Feltenberger Pendulum Pump equipped with an Aquathin filtration system is truly a unique and power ful setup. Its small size allows the unit to be quickly transported from site to site, and its easy hand-powered operation completely eliminates the need for fuel or electricity. The durable, rugged construction makes the complete system very inexpensive to maintain. To learn more about this new technology and the upcoming public demonstration, contact Art Drentlau at 330-414-3835 or visit www.gravityassistedpower.com. - Full Article Source

Veljko Milkovic - Hand water pump with a pendulum - replicated by Miroslav Zupkov - August 2004, Novi Sad (Serbia) - Hand water pump with a pendulum - new manual hand pumping system - 1200 litres per hour (Note: The pipe is placed at the depth of 12 meter s, but because of hydrostatic pressure, water level is at the depth of 3 to 5 meters (depending on underground waters, atmospheric rainfalls etc.)) Capacity of 1200 litres per hour is calculated by pumping the bucket of 20 litres per minute - 20 l/min x 6 0 minutes = 1200 litres/hour. - Miroslav Zupkov and Miroslav Rodic, August 2004)

ITEM #137

09/17/10 - Carbon nanotube antennas intensify solar energy
Scientists in the US have found a way of concentrating solar energy in a way they claim could make photovoltaic (PV) cells 100 times more powerful. A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed antennas made from millions of carb on nanotubes that can capture and focus energy from photons. This could allow the creation of smaller and more powerful arrays that effectively funnel light from the surrounding area into solar cells. When photons hit the nanotubes at the surface of an an tenna, their energy travels to the nanotubes at the centre via excitons. These comprise an electron that has been excited to a higher energy level and the hole in the atom it leaves behind. Because excited electrons can exist at different energy levels, e xcitons ‘can migrate to adjacent nanotubes if the energy levels are lower, and you can use this principle to allow them to collect at a central, core nanotube filament,’ the project’s lead researcher, Prof Michael Strano, told The Engineer. ‘In this way, they become concentrated in space to where you might have an optoelectronic device such as a PV cell, which would turn the excitons into electrons and holes for power applications.’ - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - Man arrested for flying a kite with an LED
"Man arrested for 'disorderly conduct' flying a kite rigged with LEDs after St. Paul, MN residents reported a UFO. After repeated flights an officer told Sawka, 'If I catch you doing this again, I'll come and find you and put you in jail.'" Sawka said he' d like to fight the citation. "Hopefully, the judge will say, 'You're here for flying a kite?' and drop the case," he said. Sawka said in August that he'd been sending lighted kites into the sky around St. Paul for about two years. He would put a "kite up a couple hundred feet and then start tying lights to the string," he said. They're "little LED bullet lights," Sawka said. / You can buy LED kites and more HERE. - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - NYT on 3D printing
A California start-up is even working on building houses. Its printer, which would fit on a tractor-trailer, would use patterns delivered by computer, squirt out layers of special concrete and build entire walls that could be connected to form the basis o f a house. It is manufacturing with a mouse click instead of hammers, nails and, well, workers. Advocates of the technology say that by doing away with manual labor, 3-D printing could revamp the economics of manufacturing and revive American industry as creativity and ingenuity replace labor costs as the main concern around a variety of goods. "There is nothing to be gained by going overseas except for higher shipping charges," Mr. Summit said. - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - Cri-Cri: World’s Smallest Electric Plane
KeelyNet Designed with numerous innovative technologies, the Cri-Cri boasts a lightweight composite structure that reduces the weight of the entire plane, allowing for the additional weight of the necessary batteries and the four brushless electric motors and coun ter-rotating propellers. All this leads to zero CO2 emissions and less noise compared to thermal propulsion that also utilizes higher-energy density lithium batteries. With the batteries, the Cri-Cri is able to maintain 30 minutes of autonomous cruise fli ght at 110km/h or an alternative 15 minutes of autonomous aerobatics at speeds reaching up to 250 km/h. For the test flight, the plane remained airborne for 7 minutes before landing. - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - Design and Make a Complex Model
KeelyNet “Alibre Design” is a program for designing three-dimensional objects. It recently won the “Editor’s Choice” Award at the 2010 MAKE magazine “Maker Faire.” The Personal Edition of the software costs $99, and it’s billed as the first inexpensive 3D design p rogram. By way of comparison, high-end 3D design programs cost several thousand dollars. You can send the designs out to a machine shop to be made or use the services of a liquid plastic modeling tank. / Supercharge your projects with 3D design - for $99. Stop playing around and start playing around. If you have projects that require any type of design, then you need Alibre Design Personal Edition (PE). It's easy to use, powerful, and much faster than a trash can full of crumpled paper drawings. What Alib re Design PE delivers the hobbyist. No-fluff, unabridged 3D power with automatic 2D drawing creation and STL export at a hobby-friendly price. Design it, document it, change it around, perfect it, and then make it. Explore more design options and get it r ight the first time. - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - New supercomputer 'sees' well enough to drive a car someday
Now Eugenio Culurciello of Yale's School of Engineering & Applied Science has developed a supercomputer based on the human visual system that operates much more quickly and efficiently than ever before. Dubbed NeuFlow, the system takes its inspiration fro m the mammalian visual system, mimicking its neural network to quickly interpret the world around it." The system uses complex vision algorithms developed by Yann LeCun at New York University to run large neural networks for synthetic vision applications. One idea, the one Culurciello and LeCun are focusing on, is a system that would allow cars to drive themselves, recognizing the various objects encountered on the road, like cars, people, stoplights, sidewalks, not to mention the road itself. NeuFlow can processes tens of megapixel images in real time. - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - A flying saucer. Made in Russia
KeelyNet In the arsenal of devices created by Tyumen inventor Eugene Bugrov one can find very diverse projects: from a flying saucer to the engine operating on the energy of plasma. The latter, incidentally, present interest for foreign companies. As a result, an entire technical team works on projects along with Eugene. He also received the "blessing" from major research centers for further development of the plasma engine and power plants. And it seems like Bugrov's flying saucer will soon surf the air space of the universe, since the invention is already patented. Russian manufacturers, unlike the foreign ones, are not interested in the engine running on plasma. This invention can compete with oil producers and gas extraction. Bugrov also does not deny that thi s development may be relegated to other countries. "If the entire economy is tied to oil, why would our businessmen need cheap energy? We are their competitors," says the inventor. "So many ideas go abroad. But I would not like, for example, to just leave here for good". Russian companies and research centers should not waste their time. So many useful inventions are gathering dust on the shelves or have been sold abroad. And yet, they could make life easier for the Russians. For example, the development of Russian rocket scientists, which can suppress the explosions and extinguish the spark. The device is called "generator of explosions suppression," and has already passed the first test. Scientists working on this project started from the fact that any fire starts with a fiery outburst. And if you prevent it, a fire can be avoided. A device that detects and instantly suppresses the first spark by injecting a special substance at supersonic speed was designed. Virtually, a device for fire prevention has been invented. In addition, the same group of inventors has developed a water cannon which suppresses powerful flames. The device reminds missile compartment and can accommodate up to 7.5 tons of fire-fighting formula. It can be transported by helicopters , but unlike traditional water reservoirs, its design prevents splashing of water in different directions. The liquid from this water cannon is knocked out by a blast, and the fire immediately goes out because of the intense impact. If similar devices wer e not gathering dust on the shelves, but were put into mass production, we could have reduced the amount of losses resulting from the recent Russian raging fires. - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - AKA obama fans: All together now – say OMG!!
It isn't hard to imagine the gnawing anxiety that AKA OBAMA lives with, day in and day out. Much has been written about AKA OBAMA's behavior that reminds mental health experts and others of NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder.) A frequent manifestation of such a disorder is The Narcissist, as Liar and Con-man. This disorder is frequently misunderstood as "self-love." A more accurate understanding is love of a reflection of one's self. Abused, abandoned and neglected children will compensate for damaged egos by creating an ideal reflection of themselves that they then embellish and vigorously defend. A person with NPD is quite capable of a mind twisting position like, "I have nothing to hide, but I am hiding things anyway." AKA OBAMA certainly fits the model of having such a childhood. While I am not in the position to deliver an official In Absentia diagnosis of a full strength NPD case, many of the indicators are present. For the person who has NPD tendencies, the lies used to create the reflection be come so numerous that eventually the man in the mirror cracks, and so does the real human being hiding behind the reflection. - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - Hard-to-burn, lightweight 3D material can be used to print airplane parts
Sabic's Ultem 9085 is 3D printing goop for the Stratasys FDM machine; with a high burning point (and a tendency to self-extinguish) and low toxicity when burned, it can be used to make aircraft parts. Here's Joris Peels taking a brulee torch to a finished piece made of Ultem (admittedly, a brulee torch generates nothing like the heat from burning aviation fuel; but it's comparable to conventional and electrical fires). / i.materialise takes a creme brulee torch to Sabic's Ultem 9085. Ultem is an advanced 3D printing material made for Stratasys FDM machines. The material has a low toxicity when burned, does not drip and is fire retardant. It is also very light and very strong. This material is certified for use within commercial aircraft. When watching th e video remember, we're burning plastic and it keeps extinguishing itself! - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - BP to pay $4,300 for every barrel of spilled oil
The scandal around the oil spilt into the Gulf of Mexico does not subside. Today the information was released that U.S. authorities are preparing a lawsuit against the owner of the exploded BP platform, demanding compensation for damage caused by the leak age. Fines can reach $4,300 for each barrel of oil spilt in the waters of the Gulf, i.e., a total of approximately $17.6 billion. The U.S. government will base its claims on two regulations - the Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act, whereby for each bar rel of oil spilt in the water the culprit must pay $1,100. In this case, if the U.S. can prove in court that there was a case of gross negligence on BP's side which caused the accident on the Deepwater Horizon platform, the amount of compensation could ri se nearly fourfold, to $4,300, says Forbes. Thus, the total amount of compensation of the British company will amount to approximately $17.6 billion. - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - NASA Looks At Railgun-Like Rocket Launcher
KeelyNet "NASA is looking hard at a way to blast spacecraft horizontally down an electrified track or gas-powered sled and into space, hitting speeds of about Mach 10. The craft would then return and land on a runway by the launch site." / Nothing in the rail des ign calls for brand-new technology to be developed, however, the system counts on a number of existing technologies to be pushed forward, said NASA's Stan Starr, branch chief of the Applied Physics Laboratory at the Kennedy facility. Starr noted that ele ctric tracks catapult rollercoaster riders daily at theme parks. But those tracks call for speeds of 60 mph -- enough to thrill riders, but not nearly fast enough to launch something into space. The launcher would need to reach at least 10 times that spee d over the course of two miles in Starr's proposal. For now, the engineers have proposed a 10-year plan that would start with launching a drone like those the Air Force uses, NASA said. More advanced models would follow until they are ready to build one that can launch a small satellite into orbit, NASA stated. A rail launcher study using gas propulsion already is under way, but the team is applying for funding under several areas, including NASA's push for technology innovation, but the engineers know i t may not come to pass. The effort is worth it, however, since there is a chance at revolutionizing launches, NASA stated. In the example NASA offered wedge-shaped aircraft with scramjets would lift the craft to the upper reaches of the atmosphere where a small payload canister or capsule similar to a rocket's second stage would fire off the back of the aircraft and into orbit. NASA said as far as the aircraft that would launch on the rail, there already are real-world tests such as the X-43A, X-51 or NAS A's Hyper-X have shown that scramjets will work. - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - Cell Phones Powered By Conversations
Scientists from Korea have turned the main ingredient of calamine lotion into a tiny material that converts sound waves into electricity. The research could lead to panels that can charge a cell phone from a conversation or provide a boost of energy to th e nation's electrical grid generated by the noise during rush hour traffic. Harvesting energy from phone calls and passing cars is based on materials known as piezoelectrics. When bent, a piezoelectric material turns that mechanical energy into electricit y. Lots of materials are piezoelectric: cane sugar, quartz and even dried bone creates an electrical charge when stressed. For decades, scientists have pumped electricity into piezoelectric materials for use in environmental sensors, speakers and other de vices. Using zinc oxide, the main ingredient in calamine lotion, Young Jun Park, Sang-Woo Kim and their colleagues created a field of nanowires sandwiched between two electrodes. The researchers blasted that sandwich with sound waves, which at 100 decibel s were not quite as loud as a rock concert. A normal conversation is about 60-70 decibels. The sound waves produced a mild electrical current of about 50 millivolts. The average cell phone requires a few volts to operate, several times the power this tech nology can currently produce. - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - 13,000 satellites around the Earth
Here's a visualization of the 13,000 satellites in orbit around the Earth. The Google Earth blog also has a realtime feed of their current positions. - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - 90w 630nm IR LED Comparison to 400w HPS
Comparing 90w LED UFO with different configurations to a 400w HPS and other factors. Watch time lapse footage with real results - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - Social Media Can Help You Fake Your Own Death
"We are inundated with warnings that social media is systematically stripping away our privacy. But Frank Ahearn, the so-called 'Dear Abby' of disappearing, is attempting to show folks how to use those same technologies to regain your privacy, even helpin g you go as far as faking your own death. Ahearn is a professional skip-tracer who has hunted down people like Monica Lewinsky. In an interview with Ahearn on Network World, he says, 'One can legally disappear through the use of corporations and offshore corporations. The idea is to embrace technology and to become a virtual entity.' My favorite tip is that New Zealand is the place to land once you leap off the grid. Not only is it far from most of the rest of the English speaking world, he says, but it a lso has great beaches." - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - Ant death spiral
This is one of my favorite things about ants — the ant death spiral. Actually, it’s a circular mill, first described in army ants by Schneirla (1944). A circle of army ants, each one following the ant in front, becomes locked into a circular mill. They wi ll continue to circle each other until they all die. - Full Article Source

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09/17/10 - Two-Photon Walk a Giant Leap For Quantum Computing
"Research conducted at the University of Bristol means a number of quantum computing algorithms may soon be able to execute calculations of a complexity far beyond what today's computers allow us to do. The breakthrough involves the use of a specially des igned optical chip to perform what's known as a 'quantum walk' with two particles ... and it suggests the era of quantum computing may be approaching faster than the scientific establishment had predicted. A random walk – a mathematical concept with usefu l applications in computer science – is the trajectory of an object taking successive steps in a random direction, be it over a line (with only two possible directions) or over a multi-dimensional space. A quantum walk is the same concept, but translated to the world of quantum computing, a field in which randomness plays a central role. Quantum walks form an essential part of many of the algorithms that make this new kind of computation so promising, including search algorithms that will perform exponent ially faster than the ones we use today." - Full Article Source

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09/14/10 - Soldiers' helmets could control brain activity with ultrasound
KeelyNet Two of the biggest challenges in brain stimulation are achieving high spatial resolution (for precise control of brain circuitry) and deep penetration (for reaching all parts of the brain). Currently, some brain stimulation techniques require surgically i mplanting electrodes to achieve these goals, and non-surgical techniques tend to lack in one or both areas. But Tyler has developed a noninvasive technique in which “transcranial pulsed ultrasound” can remotely stimulate brain circuits without the need f or surgery. The pulsed ultrasound approach can provide a spatial resolution that is about five times greater than other non-surgical techniques and can reach deep-brain circuits to the same depth as surgical techniques. "Tyler's technology, packaged in a warfighter's helmet, would allow soldiers to flip a switch to stimulate different regions of their brains," he suggested, "helping them relieve battle stress when it's time to get some rest, or to boost alertness during long periods without sleep. "Grunts could even relieve pain from injuries or wounds without resorting to pharmaceutical drugs," he said. - Full Article Source

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09/14/10 - Aluminum Alloy as Strong as Steel
Using a technique that creates a new nanoscale architecture, researchers have created an aluminum alloy just as strong as steel but with reasonable plasticity to stretch and not break under stress. Importantly, the technique of creating these nanostructur es can be used on many different types of metals and the team plans to work on strengthening magnesium, a metal that is even lighter than aluminum that could be used to make strong, lightweight body armor for soldiers. - Full Article Source

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09/14/10 - Grow a Green Curtain to Cut Down on Cooling Costs
KeelyNet It's a bit late in the year in many locales to be contemplating keeping cool, but this clever planting technique is worth putting on the calendar for next year. Slash your energy bill by planting a shady and edible curtain. The design is extremely simple. They build a trellis, lean it against the wall like a ladder, and train the climbing plants in the pots at the base of the trellis to climb and shade the building. You could easily adapt their massive trellis project to shade windows around your home. Th e design is even friendly for renters, a sturdy trellis won't need to be attached to the wall, just leaned in place and braced at the bottom. Check out the full page at the link below to see Kyocera's guide to adapting their project for home use. - Full Article Source

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09/14/10 - More Poverty = More Religion
Religion has a surprisingly high correlation with poverty, according to a Gallup survey conducted in more than 100 countries. The more poverty a nation has, the higher the “religiosity” in that nation. In general, richer countries are less religious than poorer ones. The biggest exception? The United States, which has the highest religiosity relative to its wealth on the planet. - Full Article Source

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09/14/10 - Militarized Skateboard Perfect for Hipster Invasions
This is the DTV Shredder, a militarized skateboard with two caterpillar tracks. It can travel at over 30mph, go up 40-degree slopes, turn around in four feet, and be remotely operated. It's also quite spectacular in action. According to the manufacturer, it can handle any kind of terrain and its low center of gravity makes it "ideal for reconnaissance, rescue/recovery, mobile surveillance, and medical evacuation operations". - Full Article Source

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09/14/10 - The 3,000-Mile Oil Change Is Pretty Much History
“There was a time when the 3,000 miles was a good guideline,” said Philip Reed, senior consumer advice editor for the car site Edmunds.com. “But it’s no longer true for any car bought in the last seven or eight years.” Oil chemistry and engine technology have improved to the point that most cars can go several thousand more miles before changing the oil, Mr. Reed said. A better average, he said, would be 7,500 between oil changes, and sometimes up to 10,000 miles or more. - Full Article Source

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09/14/10 - Close Calls
Inertia always rules and you never know when you are close to death. - Full Article Source

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09/14/10 - Is US prudishness ruining the internet?
As Becky Dwyer, a US citizen and, as member of CAAN Scotland, a campaigner for less censorship in the UK put it: "Isn't this more about American Corporations forcing conformity upon private individuals rather than 'American' values?" First off, examples o f US social networking sites coming down hard on subscribers who fail to toe the line set by Ts & Cs are widespread. Let’s start with global social networking site, Facebook. Readers will by now be more than familiar with its policy when it comes to boobs : namely that above-waist nakedness, if it appears to be in the least bit sexualised, is a definite no-no. A similar issue arises over any group or image that might be deemed overly sexual, as Helena Hewitt, instigator of art and fashion project "Fetish R ocks" found out to her cost. Ms Hewitt was twice forced to rebuild her Facebook group from scratch following anonymous complaints. Of course, sex isn’t the only thing that Facebook censors. It has issues with profane language – and obscene words like "twi tter", too. More bizarrely, it recently blocked an ad by pro-cannabis campaign group "just say now" on the grounds that its use of an image of a cannabis plant breached its rules on endorsing smoking products. If Facebook has occasional issues with indiv idual depictions of the physical and erotic, Apple is even stricter. Back in February, Apple banned the iBoobs app for the iPhone on the grounds that too much wobbliness was distressing some customers. - Full Article Source

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09/14/10 - Skateboarder hopes his sail invention takes off
KeelyNet A pair of brothers has invented something that the world may or may not be waiting for. It's called a Sporting-Sail, it sells for $79 and it looks like something they wrap you in when you die, which you just might do if you aren't careful when you strap o ne on. "This is the future of skateboarding," said Nick Smith, the 21-year-old co-inventor. He was standing beneath the Golden Gate Bridge the other morning with the giant red-and-white sail fluttering on his back like a parachute that didn't open quite r ight. The idea behind the kite, he said, is for a skateboarder to harness the wind and control his speed while descending a steep hill. That way a skateboarder is a lot less likely to break his neck, although it still could happen, skateboarders being ska teboarders.("Not liable for injury, death or dismemberment," says a little card attached to every Sporting-Sail, because Smith, a 21-year-old college business major, only takes chances when he's on a skateboard.) - Full Article Source

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09/14/10 - R&D doesn't guarantee U.S. jobs
Data show U.S. research and development efforts, along with jobs, are headed overseas, despite the United States' image as a breeding ground for innovation. The Commerce Department said research and development funds spent by U.S. corporations sank by 2.2 percent in the United States to $199 billion in 2008, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. In the same year, foreign subsidiaries of U.S. corporations increased their research funding by 7 percent to $37 billion. Hiring at 2,200 U.S. firms studied by t he Commerce Department has followed a similar trend with U.S. hiring down 2 percent on U.S. soil and up 1 percent at the same companies' foreign subsidiaries two years ago. ...Funding research does not guarantee jobs. "We can design things; others will bu ild them," said Ralph Gomory, a research professor at New York University. - Full Article Source

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09/14/10 - Airplane and Automobile in One (Dec, 1930)
KeelyNet Airplane and Automobile in One - THERE is no telling what aviation may come to. In the future we may see such contraptions as shown above flying about. - Full Article Source

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09/14/10 - Washington University offers $225,000 in start-up seed money
On Thursday, the school will kick off the sixth annual YouthBridge Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition, which doles out $150,000 to nonprofit ventures, and the 23rd annual Olin Cup, which awards $75,000 in cash and investment capital to commercia l ventures. YouthBridge Community Foundation is a major funder and partner in the YouthBridge SEIC, the largest social enterprise business plan contest in the United States. In its first five years, 23 competitors were awarded more than $650,000 in cash a nd in-kind services. New and established nonprofits in St. Louis may enter the competition. Teams entering the Olin Cup competition must include at least one Washington University student, faculty, staff or alumnus to be eligible for investment awards. From the first elevator pitc” to the final presentation, entrepreneurs will face a panel of judges who are experts in entrepreneurship and innovation. - Full Article Source

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09/14/10 - Our Education System Discourages Innovation
The enormous volume of these laws and regulations greatly restrict innovation and creativity. Each of these rules was initially put in place for good reason. But in total, they stifle creativity and innovation. Remember what former Texas Education Commiss ioner Skip Meno (an Ann Richards appointee) used to say: "Measure outputs rather than inputs. Set local educators free to make decisions, don’t tell them how to do their jobs, but put in place a strong accountability system and hold them accountable for r esults." He was right on target. In my opinion, one of the best decisions Richards made was the appointment of Meno. He had a great vision of where we needed to go and what we should do. We could design a system whereby educators were encouraged, rather t han discouraged, to be more entrepreneurial. But it would require sacrificing many sacred cows, and it would require that we make decisions based on the interest of students who do not vote rather than the many stakeholders who do vote. One of the gravest errors I made in politics one time was to tell a group of school principals I was trying to change the rules in order to modify the culture of the education community. Although it was the truth, I should have kept my mouth shut. The interest of the milli ons of school children in this nation demands that someday we will have to make many very difficult choices. We have thousands of great educators. We should set them free, allow them to be more entrepreneurial and hold them accountable for results. Instea d, we make decisions in Washington and Austin that unfortunately have the effect of discouraging innovation. For the most part we pay the worst the same as the best — thankfully, we are making some progress in this regard, but it is slow in coming. - Full Article Source

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09/14/10 - $10 million for 100 mpg car?
The White House recently unveiled Challenge.gov, a new online site that features more than 35 contests by more than 15 government agencies. "Prizes engage our nation's top talent as co-creators in the search for solutions, and help the Nation accelerate i nnovation while achieving better results," U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra said last week in unveiling the website, which he says offers "one stop shopping" for innovators and entrepreneurs looking to compete. Another challenge, sponsored in part by the Department of Energy, offers a $10 million prize for whoever can build vehicles with fuel-efficiencies exceeding 100 mpg. - Full Article Source

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09/14/10 - 3D printing in bulk with the Makerbot Automated Build Platform
"Makerbot [ed: an awesome, DIY 3D printer project] made an upgrade for their open source 3D printer, an automated conveyor-belt to print on. Now instead of carefully minding your 3D printer, you can hit go on 100 widgets, go to sleep, and wake up with 100 fresh widgets in the morning. The home factory is go! This is truly 'owning the means of production.'" - Full Article Source

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09/14/10 - Univ. of Memphis to exhibit new water turbine
Using water's movement to generate energy is certainly not an original thought -- dams and hydroelectric power plants fill that role. But Greene's challenge was to create a new way to produce clean energy and avoid the costly and time-consuming effort of building a dam or power plant. Enter the Greene Turbine, a 15-year labor of science, engineering and love that will be exhibited starting Monday at the University of Memphis. Greene, a 46-year-old high school graduate with no college degree who earns his living as a handyman, has a vision of installing his turbines in rivers and oceans to add juice to the nation's electrical grids. The invention looks a bit like a windmill encircled by a rim. It has a sealed middle structure and concrete blades that harne ss ocean or deep river currents to turn it. As the device moves like a Ferris wheel, large water tanks at the end of each "spoke" fill up. When a tank reaches the top of the wheel, water pours down to the center of the wheel through the "spokes," which ar e actually pipes. The rush of water continuously spins the turbine inside the enclosed middle, generating power that then is transferred into a generator. The tanks are refilled as the wheel turns and dump the water at the wheel's highest point, over and over again. So, unlike a dam, no reservoir is needed, because the tanks refill on their own. "This is an engine; its fuel source is moving water," Greene said. Since the turbine uses only water and gravity to create renewable energy, it is pollution-free -- a big selling point for people, companies and governments dealing with the effect that burning fossil fuels has on the Earth's atmosphere. The apparatus, which would be 250 feet in diameter, works underwater and would be built using materials that alre ady exist. Greene, who estimates that one turbine could power 1,000 homes at a time, needs money to research and build a prototype. - Full Article Source

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09/14/10 - Honda’s Exoskeletons Help You Walk Like Asimo
Honda’s Asimo robot was taught how to walk like a human, and now its technology is returning the favor. The Japanese mega-corp has two walking exoskeletons based on Asimo research that assist humans in walking. The Bodyweight Support Assist exoskeleton i s a set of thin legs attached to a seat. Users sit on the seat and slip their feet into shoes on the robotic legs. This system supports bodyweight to assist people in walking and moving up and down steps. The other, Stride Management Assist, is a brace wo rn around the hips and thighs that provides added strength when flexing that joint. It has been shown to increase efficiency in walking and other daily activities. It’s currently under development and being tested by 130 patients in the field. Both device s may prove to be valuable tools in helping the elderly maintain their mobility, assisting the disabled, and easing the stress on physical laborers. Check out the Honda exoskeletons in the video clips below. Walking like a robot looks pretty natural. - Full Article Source

ITEM #171

09/14/10 - Using Wisdom Teeth To Make Stem Cells
"For most people, wisdom teeth are not much more than an annoyance that eventually needs to be removed. However, a new study appearing in the September 17 Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that wisdom teeth contain a valuable reservoir of tissue for t he creation of stem cells; thus, everyone might be carrying around his or her own personal stem-cell repository should he or she ever need some. Groundbreaking research back in 2006 revealed that inducing the activity of four genes in adult cells could ' reprogram' them back into a stem-cell-like state; biologically, these induced-pluripotent stem cells are virtually identical to embryonic stem cells, opening up a new potential avenue for stem-cell therapy whereby patients could be treated with their own stem cells." - Full Article Source

ITEM #172

09/14/10 - GE Closes Last US Light Bulb Factory
"The Washington Post reports that last major GE factory making ordinary incandescent light bulbs in the US is closing this month, marking a small, sad exit for a product and company that can trace their roots to Thomas Alva Edison's innovations in the 18 70s. What made the plant vulnerable is, in part, a 2007 energy conservation measure passed by Congress that set standards essentially banning ordinary incandescents by 2014 but rather than setting off a boom in the US manufacture of replacement lights, th e leading replacement lights are compact fluorescents, or CFLs, which are made almost entirely overseas. GE developed a plan to see what it would take to retrofit a plant that makes traditional incandescents into one that makes CFLs but even with a $40 mi llion investment the new plant's CFLs would have cost about 50 percent more than those from China. 'Everybody's jumping on the green bandwagon,' says Pat Doyle, 54, who has worked at the plant for 26 years. But 'we've been sold out. First sold out by the government. Then sold out by GE.'" - Full Article Source

ITEM #173

09/14/10 - Cheaper Hackable Brain sensor grid
KeelyNet Want to hack on the Emotiv brain-computer interface without shelling out $750 for a SDK to get access to the raw EEG data? Enter Emokit, an open source, cross platform library that does just that. (via boingboing.net) / I've been interested in the Emotiv EPOC headset for a while; a $300 14-sensor EEG. It's intended for gaming, but it's quite high quality. There's a research SDK available for $750, but it's Windows-only and totally proprietary. I decided to hack it, and open the consumer headset up to dev elopment. Thanks to donations I got some hardware in hand this weekend. I'm happy to announce the Emokit project, an open source interface to the EPOC. The goal is to open it up to development and enable new products and research. For the first time, we h ave access to a high-quality EEG for $300 -- this is huge. - Full Article Source

ITEM #174

09/14/10 - Python library for Emotiv EEG
Want to control things with your mind? The Emotiv EPOCH EEG is one of the best pieces of hardware you can get that is ready to be hacked into your project. Too bad the entry-level SDK will set you back $500. Or you can take advantage of [Cody Brocious'] w ork by using his Emotiv Python Library. He sniffed around the data coming in over the USB connection and discovered that it’s encrypted. With a bit of trickery he extracted the key and built the 128-aes decryption routine into his package. So far this jus t pulls raw data from the unit so it’s up to you to figure out how to properly filter the signals and differentiate which sensor corresponds to each data stream. But it’s a start, and hopefully it’ll lead to more mind controlled doo-dads. - Full Article Source

ITEM #175

09/14/10 - Pentagon Aims To Buy Up Book
"Operation Dark Heart, a book about the adventures and frustrations of an Army officer who served in Afghanistan, has ruffled some feathers at the Pentagon. From the article: 'The Defense Department is attempting to buy the entire first printing - 10,000 copies - of a memoir by a controversial former Defense Intelligence Agency officer so that the book can be destroyed, according to military and other sources." (So what happened to free speech? - JWD) - Full Article Source

ITEM #176

09/14/10 - Newspaper demonstrates limitation of iPad
The video needs only 30 seconds to make its point. And while the gist may seem telegraphed to some, the conclusion got my attention instantly. - Full Article Source

ITEM #177

09/14/10 - Is DIY Algae Farming the Future?
"Interview with Aaron Baum explaining why people growing algae at home for food can help the environment and their health, and what he's doing to facilitate this. 'We'd like to create an international network of people growing all kinds of algae in their homes in a small community scale, sharing information, doing it all in an open source way. We'd be like the Linux of algae – do-it-yourself with low-cost materials and shared information.' And one of the low-cost materials is your household urine." - Full Article Source

ITEM #178

09/14/10 - Eye Contact 3D TelePresence-Marketing
Instead of having faceless communication by phone, companies can reach out to customers for face-to-face interaction in real time. In the five years since Duffie White, CEO of TelePresence Tech, submitted his patent application, numerous pilot projects ha ve been underway through his European Partner, Luc De Backer, of Teleportel. This has included a bank in Holland that uses 3D TelePresence from the city center bank to their branch banks. Another application has been 3D TelePresence receptionists that ser ve multiple lobby receptions at one time. Also, a city in Europe has installed TelePresence Tech systems in outlying police stations for citizens to file police reports at the central police station. Wainhouse Research Senior Partner, Andrew Davis says, " Duffie White of TelePresence Tech is bringing an improved customer services experience to the multi-billion dollar telemarketing industry by integrating his eye contact 3D TelePresence communications solutions into two-way video enabled call centers. This could be the beginning of a new "TelePresence-Marketing" industry." - Full Article Source

ITEM #179

09/14/10 - Canadian Government Muzzling Scientists
"The Harper government has tightened the muzzle on federal scientists, going so far as to control when and what they can say about floods at the end of the last ice age. Natural Resources Canada scientists were told this spring they need 'pre-approval' fr om Minister Christian Paradis' office to speak with journalists. Their 'media lines' also need ministerial approval, say documents obtained by Postmedia News through access-to-information legislation. The documents say the 'new' rules went into force in M arch and reveal how they apply not only to contentious issues, including the oilsands, but benign subjects such as floods that occurred 13,000 years ago. They also give a glimpse of how Canadians are being cut off from scientists whose work is financed by taxpayers, critics say, and is often of significant public interest — be it about fish stocks, genetically modified crops or mercury pollution in the Athabasca River." - Full Article Source

ITEM #180

09/14/10 - PVC pipe fittings just for building stuff
KeelyNet If you’ve used PVC as a building material in your projects you may have run into trouble finding a way to make three pipes joint at right angles to each other (like the corner of a box outline). That’s because there’s no need for that type of joint when p lumbing, the intended purpose of the PVC pipes. But [John] tipped us off about FORMUFIT PVC Fittings designed for construction use instead of plumbing. There’s a lot of interesting options, such as the ninety degree connectors, rounded end caps for aesth etics, and end caps designed to receive casters. We also enjoyed seeing the T connector that slides onto a pipe and can function as a swivel. We haven’t tried them out ourselves, but we think they’d come in hand whether you’re building complicated moving structures or just making a desk. - Full Article Source

ITEM #181

09/14/10 - Wal-Mart To Launch Unlimited Wireless Family Plan
"Wal-Mart has announced that it will sell a post-paid wireless service powered by T-Mobile, which will be targeted at families. Users who sign up for Wal-Mart Family Mobile service will not have to sign a contract. The first line will cost $45 per month, and each additional line will cost $25 per month. Each line will have unlimited talk and text, so overage charges will not be an issue. For data access, each phone will come pre-loaded with a 100MB card known as a WebPak, which is shared among all lines on an account. Data does not expire, and refill cards can be purchased in Wal-Mart stores or online. The WebPak can also be used to make international calls at 5 cents per minute to any landline number in about a dozen countries." - Full Article Source

ITEM #182

09/11/10 - Laws of Physics Vary Throughout the Universe, New Study Suggests
The report describes how one of the supposed fundamental constants of Nature appears not to be constant after all. Instead, this ‘magic number’ known as the fine-structure constant — ‘alpha’ for short — appears to vary throughout the universe. “After meas uring alpha in around 300 distant galaxies, a consistency emerged: this magic number, which tells us the strength of electromagnetism, is not the same everywhere as it is here on Earth, and seems to vary continuously along a preferred axis through the uni verse,” Professor John Webb from the University of New South Wales said. “The implications for our current understanding of science are profound. If the laws of physics turn out to be merely ‘local by-laws’, it might be that whilst our observable part of the universe favours the existence of life and human beings, other far more distant regions may exist where different laws preclude the formation of life, at least as we know it.” “If our results are correct, clearly we shall need new physical theories to satisfactorily describe them.” The researchers’ conclusions are based on new measurements taken with the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, along with their previous measurements from the world’s largest optical telescopes at the Keck Observatory in Ha waii. - Full Article Source

ITEM #183

09/11/10 - Diesels greener than battery cars
The Swiss boffins, having done some major research into the environmental burdens of making and disposing of li-ion batteries - to add to the established bodies of work on existing cars - say that battery manufacture and disposal aren't that big a deal. However, in today's world, with electricity often made by burning coal or gas, a battery car is still a noticeable eco burden:

The main finding of this study is that the impact of a Li-ion battery used in [a battery-powered car] for transport service is relatively small. In contrast, it is the operation phase that remains the dominant contributor to the environmental burden caused by transport service as long as the electricity for the [battery car] is not produced by renewable hydropower ...

A break even analysis shows that an [internal combustion engined vehicle] would need to consume less than 3.9 L/100km to cause lower [environmental impacts] than a [battery car] ... Consumptions in this range are achieved by some small and very efficient diesel [cars], for example, from Ford and Volkswagen.

Actually quite a lot of the new diesels are in the better-than-battery ballpark, according to UK government figures. The notional battery car considered by the EMPA analysts was a Volkswagen Golf with its normal drivetrain replaced by a battery one: but it seems that you would be doing slightly better for the environment to buy an ordinary new Golf with a 1.6 litre "BlueMotion" injected turbodiesel - which would be a lot cheaper. That would consume 3.8 l/100km, not 3.9. So would a new Mini Cooper D hatchback or a new Ford Focus, actually. And if you could bear to go for something a little smaller - VW Polo rather than Golf - you'd be streets ahead on the environmental front, down as low as 3.4 l/100km with more than 15 per cent of the car's in-service emi ssions clipped off compared to the 3.9 l/100km battery-car baseline. As the Swiss boffins tell us, it's the in-service energy use and emissions which count most. - Full Article Source

ITEM #184

09/11/10 - How Light-Emitting Diodes Affect Plants?
KeelyNet Light-emitting diodes are becoming a popular light source, which people use for artificial illumination of plants. Scientists claim that LEDs induced serious changes in plants’ organisms and affected their growth and productivity. The experiment consisted of growing Chinese cabbage under various light sources: arc sodium lamp and a bunch of red and blue LEDs in 7:1 ratio. Maximum of red LED’s emission spectrum is 650 nanometers, and blue LED has emission maximum at 470 nm. These light source s worked with low and normal intensity. When LED’s light intensity was normal, which means fluence rate of photosynthetically active photons was about 400 micromole (per square meter per second), light’s spectral composition affected leaf area. Leav es, illuminated with LEDs, were two times smaller than those, illuminated with sodium lamp. However, LEDs didn’t affect the number of chloroplasts, leaf’s thickness and cell size. Illumination with sodium lamp under low light intensity almost stop ped photosynthesis (no starch granules formed), however, LED light even increased amount of starch granules, compared to that under high intensity. All this means that reduced spectrum of LEDs, consisting only of red and blue bands, can seriously alter pl ant organisms via affecting adaptation mechanisms and chloroplasts. Further optimization of LED light can result in challenging Mother Nature. - Full Article Source

ITEM #185

09/11/10 - Technique for Faster Wound Healing Developed
KeelyNet Cooperation of Russian biologists and physicists resulted in a new method for better and faster healing of wounds. Healing wounds is a slow and complicated process. Traditional drug treatment is often not effective enough, that is why researchers keep im proving existing methods and inventing new techniques for helping people. Russian physicists developed hollow-cathode lamps, with emit low-intensity radiation. Emission spectrum of such lamps consists of thin lines, typical for atomic and ionic spectra of elements, from which a cathode was made. Researchers found out that radiation from lamps with cathode made of magnesium and copper, stimulated migration of mentioned elements in an organism and cured inflammation. Tests on laboratory rats s howed that irradiation with these lamps helped cuts heal faster. Lamps also promoted faster skin structure recovery, including sebaceous glands and hair follicles. Scientists think that irradiation with these lamps promoted natural immunity, accelerated r ecovery of deep skin layers and stimulated wound healing. Mechanisms of this process are still not clear, however, researchers believe that metals form complexes with enzymes metalloproteinases, known to affect healing of wounds. - Full Article Source

ITEM #186

09/11/10 - Cameyo Creates a Portable Version of Just About Any Program
Windows only: If you're a big fan of portable applications, but there isn't a portable version of your favorite app out there, free app Cameyo will create one for you. Cameyo is extremely simple to use. Just start it up, let it take a snapshot of your PC (which can take a little while, even if you don't have a ton of stuff loaded onto it), and install your program of choice. After you're done, Cameyo will take another snapshot and package that application into a portable EXE that you can take with you any where and run it normally (but without it affecting the rest of the system). The really cool thing is that you can install pretty much anything—even add-ons to other programs, and they'll be included in the package. This means you can bring your favorite browser pre-bundled with, say, Flash and Java, among other things. Cameyo is a free download for Windows only. - Full Article Source

ITEM #187

09/11/10 - Homes in Paris to be Heated by Underground Subway Station
Doesn’t it feel horrendously warm while waiting for a metro at the underground subway station? Well, the builders of a new housing estate in Paris have come up with a pioneering idea to utilize this waste heat to generate energy for a low-income housing b uilding located above the metro station. The high temperature in the metro station is a result of the 100 watts of energy expelled by each passenger and heat produced by the moving trains. - Full Article Source

ITEM #188

09/11/10 - Detector of Space Rubbish Created
Russian physicists developed a device and special software for detecting tiny pieces of space rubbish from 1 to 10 cm in diameter, which cannot be detected by any other means. The problem of space debris, coming from broken satellites and their fragments, is a burning one today. Over 100 000 inoperable space vehicles, upper stages of carrier rockets, transfer orbit stages, bolts, nut washers, springs and etc, can be found on Earth’s orbit, all flying at about 10 km per second. Collision with any of these objects means serious damage of an expensive satellite or even its breakdown. Telescopes from Earth allow detecting objects larger than 10 cm. Russian physicists offer a solution – a small refracting telescope with entrance pupil of 50 mm, which “sees” sp ace debris within a several hundred km radius. This telescope can be installed on any kind of space vehicle and detects objects within 1-10 cm range. Special software helps distinguishing debris signals from signals of energetic particles. New detectors c an be carried by satellites, patrolling most “polluted” orbits, as well as geostationary orbits, where problem of space debris is the most acute. Researchers claim that their development is able to determine trajectory and main characteristics of a fragme nt with high accuracy. - Full Article Source

ITEM #189

09/11/10 - Chinese Woman Sues Cinema For Wasting Her Time with Excessive Ads
A woman in China has sued a cinema hall and the distributors of a movie, claiming excessive advertising wasted her time and violated her freedom of choice. The suit filed by movie-goer Chen Xiaomei has been accepted by the People’s Court of Yanta distric t in Xi’an, Xinhua news agency quoted a statement from the court. Chen saw the movie twice at the Xi’an Polybona International Cinema (Polybona). She said that there was no warning or indication on the ticket that advertisements before the film would run to 20 minutes. The suit stated that the movie-goers didn’t know how long the commercials would last. They had to wait for the film to start, wasting their time and violating their right to know and to choose. Chen is demanding the Polybona and Huayi Broth ers Media Corporation, ‘Aftershock’ copyright owner and distributor, refund her ticket price of 35 yuan ($5.16), pay another 35 yuan in compensation and 1 yuan for emotional damages. She has also demanded a written apology. Chen suggested that the cinema should clearly state the advertisement time on its website, in the lobby or on its customer hotline. She asked Huayi Brothers to shorten the commercial time to less than five minutes. (Wish a lot of people would do this for movies and cable where you PAY FOR THE CONTENT and they FORCE you to watch ads they ALSO make money from. - JWD) - Full Article Source

ITEM #190

09/11/10 - Doctors Could Prescribe Specific Kinds of Music to Alleviate Illness
Scientists at Glasgow Caledonian University are using sound engineering and psychology to see how music can convey emotion and regulate mood. The researchers hope to discover how music therapy can be tailored to individual patients to tackle conditions su ch as depressive illnesses. They will analyse melodic range, lyrics, rhythm and pitch in different compositions. Dr Don Knox, an audio engineer and leader of the project, said: “The impact of a piece of music on a person goes so much further than thinking that a fast tempo can lift a mood and a slow one can bring it down.” They hope to develop a mathematical model that explains music’s ability to communicate different emotions, and develop a computer program that could identify the best music to help pati ents. Dr Knox added: “By making it possible to search for music and organise collections according to emotional content, such programs could fundamentally change the way we interact with music. - Full Article Source

ITEM #191

09/11/10 - Why have UFOs changed speed over the years?
It is one of those little ironies of historical memory that we sometimes forget why we took an interest in some things. Take flying saucers. How many of us realise that the reason they made headlines in 1947 was not because Kenneth Arnold thought he saw s paceships from another world; but simply because he reported objects travelling at “incredible speed”? Our local paper headlined it “Officials Skeptical of Report of 1200 Mile-an-Hour Object”. The next day: “1200 MPH Flying Saucer Story Has Teller Up in A ir”. The initial Associated Press dispatch specifically has Arnold saying that “he could not hazard a guess as to what they were” and ends with him admitting, “It seems impossible, but there it is.” The reason it seemed impossible was because back in Jun e 1947 aeroplanes were not capable of even half that speed. They had not even broken the sound barrier quite yet, although they were edging up to it. Chuck Yeager would win that prize a mere four months after the Arnold report. In his report to the Air Fo rce, Arnold mentions an Air Force pilot suggested he had seen “some kind of jet or rocket-propelled ship that is in the process of being tested”. A subsequent communication to the Commanding General of Wright Field has him adding that he “felt certain the y belonged to our government”. Saucers flying like blue blazes are no longer a dominant part of our definition of a UFO experience either in film or lore. In an age where supersonic transports routinely cross the oceans, multi-mach jets are a staple item in every country’s military, and space shuttles regularly escape the bounds of earth, speed no longer seems so magical as it did at mid-century. Levitation unassisted by helicopter rotors and rocket flames remains impressive and so defines alien-ness in a way high speed no longer can. Twelve hundred miles per hour is no longer incredible. Does this prove UFOs are unreal phantoms that blend in with their times? No. Strictly, it only proves that there is a cultural dimension in our assumptions about what c onstitutes the behaviour of a flying saucer. - Full Article Source

ITEM #192

09/11/10 - Long-term weight loss may actually be bad for you
Long-term weight loss may release into the blood industrial pollutants linked to illnesses like diabetes, hypertension and rheumatoid arthritis, researchers said on Tuesday. These compounds are normally stored in fatty tissues, but when fat breaks down du ring weight loss, they get into the blood stream, said lead researcher Duk-Hee Lee at the Kyungpook National University in Daegu in South Korea. "Once released into the bloodstream, these pollutants are able to reach vital organs," the researchers said in a statement. Those who lost most weight over 10 years had the highest concentrations of the compounds, called persistent organic pollutants (POPs), compared to those who gained or maintained a steady weight. "There is emerging evidence that POPs ... are not safe. POPs (are) linked to type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, periodontal disease," Lee said. The researchers factored in age, gender and race to explain the differences in concentrations of these pollutants b ut weight history remained a statistically significant factor. - Full Article Source

ITEM #193

09/11/10 - Subway Trains to Generate Power for the Grid
A massive battery installed at one of the authority's substations will store electricity generated by the braking systems on trains (as the trains slow down the wheels drive generators). The battery will help trains accelerate, cutting power consumption, and will also provide extra power that can be sold back to the regional power grid. The pilot project, which involves one of 38 substations in the transit system, is expected to bring in $500,000 a year. This figure would multiply if the batteries are ins talled at other substations. The project shows how cash-strapped public transit agencies that operate major subways and electric rail systems could find a new source of income by tapping into the smart grid. It also highlights one way that the smart grid could save energy, avoid blackouts, and incorporate more renewable power. - Full Article Source

ITEM #194

09/11/10 - A Cheaper, Safer Way to Move Natural Gas
Storing and shipping natural gas by trapping it in ice--using technology being developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy--could cut shipping costs for the fuel, making it easier for countries to buy natural gas from many different sources , and eventually leading to more stable supplies worldwide. Conventional technologies for making methane hydrate take hours or days: they involve mixing water and the hydrocarbon in large pressurized vessels. The new approach forces water and methane thro ugh a specially designed nozzle that creates the methane hydrate "almost instantaneously," says Charles Taylor, the lead researcher on the project at the DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh. As the mixture exits the nozzle, it quickl y forms hydrate, which looks like snow. The challenge, Taylor says, was designing the nozzle to create precisely the right conditions for forming the methane hydrate immediately after the mixture of water and methane exits the nozzle. If the hydrate forms too soon, it clogs the nozzle. Although the approach has only been demonstrated at a small scale, it could prove cheaper than existing transportation methods, he says. - Full Article Source

ITEM #195

09/11/10 - Tiny resonators generate a large optical spectrum
KeelyNet If the invention of the laser appeared to be a solution in search of a problem, the optical frequency comb is a set of solutions for an entirely new realm of problems. In its simplest implementation, an optical frequency comb can be visualized in the freq uency domain as an array of equally spaced and coherently related well-defined frequencies (or modes) spanning a broad spectral range. As a versatile ruler to calibrate the frequency of light with tens of thousands of equally spaced tick marks, an optical frequency comb enables exquisitely precise measurements of the electromagnetic spectrum. This Nobel-prize-winning technology [1] has driven to the heart of fundamental physics through experiments probing the temporal stability of fundamental constants [2 ], yet adeptly addressing practical concerns such as molecular fingerprinting and ultrasensitive trace gas detection [3]. Further applications include boosting the sensitivity, range, resolution, and allowing non-colocated LIDAR (light detection and rangi ng) [4], vastly increasing the number of signals traveling through optical fiber, and entangling atomic quantum bits [5]. For a comb with sufficiently broad bandwidth, it is now straightforward to stabilize and to determine the absolute frequencies of all comb lines [6], revolutionizing optical-frequency metrology, wave-form synthesis, and optical atomic clocks. Although much of the research has been driven by “conventional” optical frequency combs derived from femtosecond modelocked lasers, the push for low power, compact devices has sparked interest in many novel techniques, each successively smaller, pushing into the realm of microtechnology. These include miniature mode-locked lasers [7], gas-filled fibers [8], compact fiber cavities [9], and microres onators [10]. - Full Article Source

ITEM #196

09/11/10 - New Email Worm Squirming Through Windows Users' Inboxes
"There appears to be an actual email worm in circulation right now, using the tried-and-true infection method of sending emails containing malicious executables to all of the names in a user's email address book. The worm arrives via emails with the subje ct line 'Here You Have' or something similar, and the messages contain a link to a site that will download a malicious file to the victim's PC. The malware then drops itself into the Windows directory with a file name of CSRSS.EXE, which is identical to a legitimate Windows file. From there, it's 2001 all over again, as the worm attempts to mail itself to all of the contacts in the victim's Outlook address book." - Full Article Source

ITEM #197

09/11/10 - German Military Braces For Peak Oil
"A study by a German military think tank leaked to the Internet warns of the potential for a dire global economic crisis in as little as 15 years as a result of a peak and an irreversible decline in world oil supplies. The study states that there is 'som e probability that peak oil will occur around the year 2010 and that the impact on security is expected to be felt 15 to 30 years later. ... In the medium term the global economic system and every market-oriented national economy would collapse.' The repo rt closely matches one from the US military earlier this year, which stated that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact." - Full Article Source

ITEM #198

09/11/10 - Microwave-Powered Rocket Ascends without Fuel
Early this year, scientists in Japan successfully "launched" a tiny metal rocket using an unusual source of thrust - microwaves. The test was the latest a proof of principle for a kind of propulsion that has never been the beneficiary of the levels of inv estment poured into traditional chemical rockets, but which its proponents say could some day be a superior way to get spacecraft into orbit. The latest demonstration used a Gyrotron - essentially a maser - at the Naka Fusion Institute of the Japan Atomi c Energy Agency. (This super high-powered microwave beam emitter was originally developed as part of Japan's contribution to ITER, the international effort to create a workable fusion reactor.) Using this beam, the scientists were able to send pulses of m icrowave energy into the bottom of their hollow 126 gram rocket model, heating the air within to 10,000 degrees Celsius and resulting in its rapid expansion. The result is a little boom, "like thunder," they report. - Full Article Source

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09/11/10 - Device prevents long-distance signal degradation
Scientists working on the EU-funded international PHASORS project have created a device to amplify optical signals carrying large amounts of data by reducing the interference that gradually builds up. The device could allow the optical signals to be sent over thousands of kilometres, something that is currently only possible with simpler transmissions carrying less data or with radio and microwave communication. The amplifier is designed to work with signals that encode data in the phase of an optical wav e (the relative position of the wave’s peaks and troughs) rather than its amplitude. When sent over a long distance, phase-encoded signals start to degrade due to the interaction with others in the network (cross-talk). This results in random fluctuations (phase noise), which make it difficult to decode the information with high fidelity. Southampton’s phase-sensitive amplifier restores the quality of the signal by eliminating this interference without the need for conversion to an electronic signal, whic h would slow its speed. - Full Article Source

ITEM #200

09/11/10 - Detained for not answering questions
I was detained last night by federal authorities at San Francisco International Airport for refusing to answer questions about why I had travelled outside the United States. The end result is that, after waiting for about half an hour and refusing to answ er further questions, I was released – because U.S. citizens who have produced proof of citizenship and a written customs declaration are not obligated to answer questions. - Full Article Source

ITEM #201

09/11/10 - Illegal to sell Used Software?
The Ninth Circuit court ruled today that you do not have the right to sell used software if the license agreement forbids it. The case centered on legitimate copies of Autodesk sold second-hand on eBay, but the ruling spells trouble for any business (e.g. GameStop) that relies on America's increasingly cold-to-the-touch doctrine of first sale. - Full Article Source

ITEM #202

09/11/10 - How GM Made $30 Billion Appear Out of Thin Air
USA's economy becomes total fantasy land as GM adds $30 billion in 'goodwill' to its assets so it can look good enough to go public. How GM Made $30 Billion Appear Out of Thin Air: Jonathan Weil - Bloomberg : The Obama administration wants GM to go public so they can look good politically. So taking a page from Enron's book, Government Motors has added $30 billion in goodwill to its balance sheet to make the company appear to have a net worth. This although their August car deliveries were down 25 percent from the already bad number of a year earlier and all their property, plant and equipment are valued at $18.1 billion, far smaller than their goodwill. Where are the regulators that are suppose to prevent financial fraud from happening? Cheering GM on, t he Obama administration needs to look good. With this kind of insanity going on, we all need to get ready for a rocky road ahead. - Full Article Source

ITEM #203

09/11/10 - Lo-Fi Phones and the Future
"Back in 1936 — 74 years ago — boffins accepted that about 3.3Khz was the accepted frequency that telephone calls are going to run on and it's been like that, generally, ever since. Call quality is reasonable but leaves a lot to be desired. Think calls f rom Skype to Skype where quality is often crystal clear." - Full Article Source

ITEM #204

09/11/10 - Researchers Create Real Tractor Beams
"Researchers out of the Australian National University have created a device, working in conjunction with other necessary devices, that can literally move small particles with light. And only light. The way it works is by shining a hollow laser beam arou nd some tiny glass particles. The researchers heat the air around the particles, and therefore cause the dark center of the beam to remain cool." - Full Article Source

ITEM #205

09/09/10 - KeelyNet Blog updated
Some interesting news items you might have missed on Keelynet. - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - Surfing Earth's Magnetic Field With a Giant Space Ribbon
KeelyNet A Japanese rocket unfurled a 300-metre-long ribbon in space on Monday, testing technology that could one day allow spacecraft to navigate by surfing Earth's magnetic field. Conventional spacecraft have to burn fuel to manoeuvre in orbit. But the fuel adds weight and cost to the launch and eventually gets used up, limiting the probes' lifetime. In principle, it is possible to propel an orbiting spacecraft without fuel by using a long piece of metal to interact with the magnetic field surrounding our planet . "You're essentially pushing against the Earth's magnetic field," says Les Johnson of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. On Monday, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a spacecraft to test the idea. While in sp ace, the spacecraft unfurled the 300-metre-long "tether" – a 2.5-centimetre-wide metallic ribbon. It also successfully turned on its cathode, a device at one end of the tether designed to expel electrons into space. The tether was meant to sweep up electr ons floating in space and channel them along its length, creating an electric current. It would then expel them into space from the cathode. In practice, the electric current would interact with Earth's magnetic field to drag the spacecraft to a lower orb it. Using power from solar panels, however, a spacecraft could also drive current in the opposite direction, which would raise its orbit. It looks like the mission generated a current, which should have produced some thrust, says Johnson. He is a member o f the mission team, which is led by Hironori Fujii of the Kanagawa Institute of Technology in Tokyo. But there is no way to know for sure because the mission was not equipped to measure thrust, Johnson says. It was meant instead to return data on how effi ciently the tether collected electrons, to help engineers design future tethers for propulsion. It is not yet clear what data the mission was able to return, Johnson says. Some previous tether designs have used a thin wire, but these can be severed if hit by fast-moving bits of space debris or micrometeorites. The flat, ribbon-like tether used by T-Rex is less vulnerable to such impacts, which would merely punch a hole in the ribbon rather than break it, says Johnson. - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - Technical glitch grounds homemade Danish rocket
The first launch attempt of a homemade rocket built by two Danes failed on Sunday because of a technical glitch, according to Danish media. Live footage of the launch off the Baltic island of Bornholm appeared to show brown smoke coming out of the rocket after the countdown. Experts interviewed by TV2 News said the likely cause was a failure of the ignition system. After an inspection, the builders of the rocket decided against a second launch and did not set a date for a new attempt. Peter Madsen and Kri stian von Bengtsson have toiled for over two years to build the nine-metre (30 feet), 1.6-tonne prototype, which is named after the famous Danish astronaut Tycho Brahe. They intend "to show that with little financial means anyone can send a rocket into sp ace, which is a privilege not just reserved for rich countries," said Madsen before the launch, which was delayed several times because of bad weather. The prototype, which contained a doll, cost a total of 50,000 euros (63,400 dollars) and was financed m ostly by 2,000 individual sponsors and 20 companies. It had been hoped that the rocket would reach an altitude of between 10 and 30 kilometres (six to 19 miles). (NASA should hire these guys and learn to cut costs. - JWD) - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - Why not brushing your teeth can kill you
Now a Bristol University dental scientist has discovered that a common bacteria responsible for tooth decay and gum disease can break out into the bloodstream and help blood clots to form. In turn these can cause heart attacks and strokes, which together cause more than 200,000 deaths in Britain every year. Most of them time Streptococcus bacteria are confined to the mouth, but when someone has bleeding gums they can get into the blood. There the bacteria use a protein on their surface, called PadA, to fo rce blood platelets to bind together to give themselves a protective shield. - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - New quake alarm targets high-rises
General contractor Shimizu Corp. has developed an earthquake alarm system to warn of oncoming long-period seismic ground motions that can cause damage to high-rise buildings. The alarm sounds only when seismic waves contain variations that could resonate with a building and amplify its oscillations, according to Shimizu officials. The system is aimed at providing lead time for safety measures like stopping elevators and turning off the gas, officials said. Long-period seismic motions are slow swings with variances of several to dozens of seconds. They can be strong even at points far from the quake's focus. The phenomenon attracted attention when the 2003 Tokachi-oki earthquake off Hokkaido damaged oil tanks at Tomakomai, more than 200 kilometers away, ca using a fire. Research is under way on how the effects of so-called Tokai and Tonankai earthquakes, which are expected to hit central to western Japan on the Pacific side, would affect high-rise structures in urban areas such as Tokyo. Shimizu envisions i ts new system being installed in buildings 100 meters high or taller (20 to 30 stories). Upon receiving an earthquake early warning message from the Japan Meteorological Agency, the system will evaluate whether approaching seismic waves could damage build ings and issue alerts accordingly. If a quake occurs off Aomori Prefecture, for example, the system can provide up to two minutes for people in buildings in the greater Tokyo area to get to safety. The warning time is about one minute for a temblor off Mi yagi Prefecture and 30 seconds for one off Fukushima Prefecture, according to the officials. "Even at an intensity where people may not feel the ground moving, there are situations in which only some buildings would sway," said a Shimizu official. "That i s caused by long-period motions. The system is triggered only when an alarm is really needed." - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - Not Enough To Get Fired
A German company that fired a man for the theft of 1.8 euro cents (two U.S. cents) worth of electricity had no grounds for sacking him, a court ruled, dismissing the firm's appeal against his reinstatement. Network administrator Oliver Beel lost his job a fter charging his Segway, a two-wheeled electric vehicle, at work in May 2009. After he connected the vehicle to the firm's power source for 1-1/2 hours, his boss asked him to remove it. Twelve days later Beel found himself without a job. The court ruled that dismissal was disproportionate to the offence, especially given the "minimal electricity cost involved, the plaintiff's 19-year employment by the company and the fact other employees charged mobile phones and digital photo frames at the firm's expens e without punishment." - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - Cash for Infrastructure
A year and a half after the federal stimulus bill budgeted $80 billion for new energy technologies, the investment is providing much-needed momentum for clean tech. But what will happen when the money runs out? (If these investments can't become SELF-SUST AINING with $80 BILLION, then they don't deserve any funding. - JWD) - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - Innovation on the rise as invention disclosures increase
With research taking place across campus, one of the responsibilities of the University of Delaware Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP), through its Technology Transfer Center, is to protect and commercialize the ideas of UD faculty, re searchers and students. In addition to streamlining the patent process, OEIP has opened it up to the entire University; anyone from an undergraduate student to a tenured faculty member can disclose an invention, regardless of its stage of development. OEI P files a provisional patent on the inventor's behalf, giving them one year to develop and realize the commercial potential of their idea. This process is unique because OEIP leverages this window to work closely with the inventor, providing advice and co unsel. It not only ensures all intellectual property developed at UD is protected but also gives the inventor time to advance the research to enable a full patent. As a result, invention disclosures, which represent the first step in the patenting process , have increased by more than 60 percent in fiscal year 2010, with 56 filed. - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - Inventor's 10 year fight for plant-growing revolution
KeelyNet AN inventor who claims he can solve the problems of world hunger and household waste in one fell swoop is frustrated by a 10-year battle to be heard. John Prendergast, 66, of Leas Dale, Eltham, has invented a unique system called plastic container gardeni ng which he says uses less earth and water than conventional crop growing. The method sees upended plastic containers containing water used to grow food. They are attached to beams and arranged on top of one another so any excess liquid trickles down into the one below. But despite first contacting News Shopper about his idea 10 years ago, has been unable to get funding to take it further. Mr Pendergast, who has also made a “house of the future” out of balsa wood, says his method would be a boost to thir d world countries where there is not much rain. He explained: “When you pour water over a crop it disperses. With my way one drop of water goes straight to the crop. There’s no waste at all.” - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - Prehistoric baby sling 'made our brains bigger'
Timothy Taylor of Bradford University claims that increased brain size was made possible by the invention of the baby sling, a development which enabled slower growing, physically and mentally immature offspring to survive and flourish. "In effect, kangar oo-style, early female human ancestors became marsupial, carrying their immature youngsters outside their wombs," said Dr Taylor, who has published his research in a book called The Artificial Ape. "The invention of the baby sling, which allowed more babi es to successfully mature outside the female body, instantly removed the barrier to increased head and brain size." Before the invention of the baby sling, dated by Dr Taylor to at least 2.2 million years ago, when human ancestor head size suddenly began to increase, physically mature infants were more likely to survive, because caring for slower-developing immature ones was difficult, uneconomic and often dangerous. Mothers holding their infants were more vulnerable to attack from predators or other huma ns than those using baby slings. They were also less able to perform other more economically productive tasks. - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - The tin can revolution: humble invention that changed the way we live
The threat of war with France loomed heavily during the early years of the 19th century, and so the British government set about the defence of the realm in the time-honoured fashion: by building new warships and pressing unsuspecting men into naval servi ce. Unfortunately for the jolly Jack Tars of Nelson's fleet, the provision of food failed to keep pace with the provision of cannon. Contemporary accounts abound with stories of sailors ravaged by scurvy and of food, as one unfortunate seaman put it, "whi ch moved by its own internal impulse, occasioned by the myriad of insects that dwelt within". With as many men dying from malnutrition as from enemy grapeshot, the navies of Europe were desperate for a safe and efficient means to store provisions on long voyages. Salvation came in the form of a chef-cum-chemist called Nicolas Appert. "The Frenchman came to prominence in the last decade of the 18th century, when he appeared in Paris with champagne bottles in which he had successfully preserved cooked beef in gravy," explains Sue Shephard, the author of Pickled, Potted and Canned. "It changed everything." Appert's old champagne bottles were in fact the antecedents of today's tinned cans. By empirical study and with a judicious amount of good luck, he had su cceeded where everyone from Egyptian priests to Sir Francis Bacon (who met his end from pneumonia as a result of trying to preserve a chicken carcass with snow) had failed. For the first time, food could be preserved without obliterating its texture and d estroying its taste. The press were eulogistic ("In each bottle, and at small expense, is a glorious sweetness that recalls the month of May in the depths of winter," wrote the gastronomic scribe Alexandre Grimod de la Reynière) and the French government enthusiastic. The French state asked the cash-strapped Appert to publish the secret of his technique in exchange for "un encouragement" of 12,000 francs. Enter stage left a British merchant by the name of Peter Durand, a man for whom the term "perfidious Albion" may have been invented. Having acquired Appert's book, he patented the Frenchman's invention, merrily recording on the patent certificate that the process was "communicated to him by certain foreigners". As so often before and since, the inventor lost out to the entrepreneur. The first commercial canning factory opened in June 1813, not in Paris but in Bermondsey. After only a few months of operation, and after shrewdly gifting a quantity of canned turkey to the Duke of Kent, Durand's partners cam e into the first prize in the canning lottery: a contract to supply the Royal Navy. "Although early cans wouldn't have had anything like the shelf-life of their modern counterparts, they still presaged a revolution in human mobility," says Dr Jeya Henry, a professor of nutrition at Oxford Brookes University. "For the first time, you have ships going on long voyages of discovery or on campaigns to far-from-home ports without the ever-present fear of malnutrition; from this point onwards, the incidence of s curvy begins to fall." - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - A Method For Encumbering Progress By Patenting Other People’s Ideas
Paul Allen Sues Apple, Google, Facebook and Others - Paul Allen seems to be choosing to exert his dominance over the digital domain. He recently filed a lawsuit claiming many big names companies of today are infringing upon patents Allen holds through Interval Research. The Seattle Times has the full story. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen today filed a lawsuit against many of the biggest names in tech, alleging they're infringing on patents obtained by Interval Research, a venture Allen and Xerox veteran David Liddle started in 1992. Interval's research generated about 300 patents, four of which are the basis of the suit. The group operated in Palo Alto, growing to more than 100 researchers, until it was shuttered in 2000.

Inventor: Paul Allen
Filed: August 27, 2010

Abstract: A method for preventing innovation, specifically in the tech sector, by way of a dangerous misconception of what is patentable and a sadly overtaxed intellectual property regulatory system.

Summary of the Invention: During a period of change and invention, ideas may occur to a person, and a few possible ways of manifesting those ideas. By instantly submitting a patent request, the person can secure as their own property not only the methods they have actually invented, but all possible derivatives and independent creations resembling said methods. After waiting a suitable period of time, during which the entire landscape of the industry may change, the patent holder then can exchange these patents for riches, while simultaneously nullifying the gains of a decentralized, idea-powered economy.

If patents granted exclusivity on the scope Allen and his firm think they do, then Marconi wouldn’t have applied for a patent for his method of radio transmission. He would have patented the idea of a box that can communicate with another box, and provided a few possible methods — “in this embodiment of the invention, radio waves.” Someone would have patented “an invention in which people are propelled by a mechanism with wheels.” And as long as we’re at it, why not patent a way of applying for and exploiting the patent process in the way I’ve suggested above? It’s like building something out of LEGO and then patenting LEGO. - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - NMSU Professor Patents Liquid Organic Fertilizer
Even in the harsh region of central Asia, necessity is the mother of invention. It was the needs of farmers in the rugged, impoverished area that inspired a New Mexico State University professor to develop an easily transportable, easy-to-apply fertilizer that could lead to long-term gains for growers the world over. Zohrab Samani developed a rudimentary accelerated bio-leaching schematic, wherein vegetable waste could be placed in a sealed batch and bacteria-laden leachate was used to hydrolyze and break down the organics into a liquid solution. The idea was to be able to add the solution into irrigation water. Returning to Las Cruces, Samani went to work in a university lab, developing a liquid fertilizer from grass clippings. He applied the leachate to one of four tomato plants that he was growing at home, and he noticed a sudden surge in the growth of that particular plant. Samani and his students kept working, and they developed ways to concentrate the mixture, via cooking it in an oven and through s olarization, accomplished by placing the fertilizer in a container, covering it with vented, clear plastic and leaving it in the sun for a few days. Concentrated, the fertilizer's makeup is nutrient-rich liquid, at 6.35 percent nitrogen. The concoction is convenient, because it can be mixed into drip irrigation systems without plugging the drip tapes. It also is an economical alternative for organic farmers. Fish fertilizer, for example, can cost as much as $7,000 an acre for organic vegetable crops. Usin g an alfalfa-based liquid organic fertilizer, since alfalfa is grown organically without synthetic chemicals and is readily available, can reduce the cost to $300 an acre. It also can be applied multiple times to one field over one growing season. Samani and NMSU recently received a patent for the liquid fertilizer and the method used to produce it. He is currently experimenting with ways to temporarily solidify the liquid to make transporting it easier. - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - The Case Against Alan Greenspan
The Accused—Alan Greenspan—reneged on his sworn mandate to maintain low inflation and full employment, and instead pursued a policy of maintaining—and increasing—aggregate asset values, whatsoever the cost. In other words, he actively pursued bubble-creat ion and inflated asset values, to the benefit of the financial services industry, and to the detriment of the U.S. and world economies as a whole. - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - Deciding who wins when Two Claim rights to Invention
When two inventors both claim rights to a single invention, the USPTO is charged with awarding rights to the "first applicant to conceive the invention, provided that [inter alia,] the invention is duly reduced to practice, actually or constructively." A foreign-filed patent application can constitute constructive reduction to practice "provided that the requirements of §112 are met." / Sugano had argued that the specific DNA sequence coding for the amino acids was not necessary because a person of skill in the art could have identified the sequence and therefore, it was "unnecessary to spell out every detail of the invention in the specification." The appellate panel rejected that argument – holding that the DNA itself should have been identified since t he DNA sequence was claimed. - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - Self-repairing Solar Cells
MIT researchers create new self-assembling photovoltaic technology that repairs itself. MIT scientists have created a novel set of self-assembling molecules that can turn sunlight into electricity; the molecules can be repeatedly broken down and then reas sembled quickly, just by adding or removing an additional solution. Their paper on the work was published on Sept. 5 in Nature Chemistry. Good work guys, a big step towards resilient and sustainable personal energy. - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - Stem Cells influenced by Physical Environment
How the physical environment influence stem cell development/differentiation. A researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, together with Israeli and foreign collaborators, has revealed how physical qualities -- and not only chemical ones -- may hav e an influence in determining how adult stem cells from the bone marrow develop into differentiated ones. This represents an important step in understanding the mechanisms that direct and regulate the specialization of stem cells from their undefined stat e. - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - Progeria offers clues to Aging
Mechanism which causes the rare aging disease, Progeria, is linked to the normal aging process. A new study comparing Progeria and typical cardiovascular aging entitled 'Cardiovascular Pathology in Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria: Correlation With the Vascula r Pathology of Aging' has found that progerin, the abnormal protein that causes Progeria, is also present in the vasculature of the general population and increases with age. Could genetic or molecular therapies that slow the formation of progerin slow do wn the aging process? - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - BP Disaster – Are Millions at Risk?
KeelyNet New research by leading scientists points towards the shocking scenario of millions of Americans having been exposed already to serious and dangerous health risks, while the reaction from the authorities was first a media blackout together with threats and now, a wall of silence. What is going on? The allegations are, quite frankly, alarming. From blow-out to black-out - The initial response from the authorities was very suspicious: a news black-out after the blow-out on the Deepwater Horizon rig over the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico; more than a black-out, threats of massive lawsuits for anyone going too near the area. Fishermen were prohibited from working in their traditional areas of activity, newsmen were banned from the scene, aircraft were blocked from the area. Data was suppressed, news stories were yanked out before publication. Why?

“A biochemical bomb went off in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 – a bomb that was as dangerous and destructive as a nuclear blast”. Lingering death, a long-drawn-out horrific and painful death taking years, for millions of Gulf residents, “millions exposed to uncontrolled haemorrhaging, lesions, cancers”.

These quotes are taken from the recent work by US based writer and investigative journalist Terrence Aym*. - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - The Joke Known As 3D TV
"I'm at IFA in Berlin — Europe's equivalent of the Consumer Electronics Show — and the massive halls are dominated by 3D TVs made by everyone from Sony, Samsung, and Panasonic to companies you've never heard of. The manufacturers seem pretty excited, but 3D has so many downsides — most of all the lousy image quality and unimpressive dimensionality effect — that I can't imagine consumers are going to go for this. 'As a medium, 3D remains remarkably self-trivializing. Virtually nobody who works with it can resist thrusting stuff at the camera, just to make clear to viewers that they’re experiencing the miracle of the third dimension. When Lang Lang banged away at his piano during Sony’s event, a cameraman zoomed in and out on the musical instrument for no apparent reason, and one of the company’s representatives kept robotically shoving his hands forward. Hey, it’s 3D — watch this!'" - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - Researchers Develop "Tea Bag" Water Filter
KeelyNet "A group of researchers in South Africa has developed a filter that can purify water straight from the bottle. The filter sits inside a tube fitted on top of a bottle and purifies water as it is poured on a cup. From the article: 'The designer behind the filter, Dr Eugene Cloete, from the Stellenbosch University in South Africa, says the filter is only as big as an ordinary tea bag. He says the product is cost-effective and easy to use. "We are coming in here at the fraction of the cost of anything else t hat is currently on the market," says Dr Cloete on BBC World Service.'" - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - Australia To Fight iPod Use By Pedestrians
"In recent years the number of people killed on roads in New South Wales, Australia has dropped, but strangely enough, the number of pedestrians killed has risen. Some think it's because of the use of iPods and other music players making people not atten tive to road dangers (the so-called 'iPod Zombie Trance'). Based on this (unproven) assumption, the Pedestrian Council has started a campaign in an effort to educate the people, but apparently it isn't enough. Now, some are pushing for the government to enact laws to help eradicate the problem. 'The government is quite happy to legislate that people can lose two demerit points for having music up too loud in their cars, but is apparently unconcerned that listening devices now appear to have become lethal pieces of entertainment,' [Harold Scruby of the Pedestrian Council of Australia] said. 'They should legislate appropriate penalties for people acting so carelessly towards their own welfare and that of others. ... Manufacturers should be made to [warn] c onsumers of the risks they run.'" - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - Pleasure Drive-Ins May Spread To Zurich
KeelyNet Zurich’s new police chief has received “thousands of complaints” from residents about the city’s thriving red light district. So he’s planning a police trip to Germany to check out a possible solution: ’sex-boxen’, or drive-in boxes where prostitutes can do their thing in relative privacy and safety. The boxes were first used in Holland, and Cologne became the first German city to implement them in 2002, after which they spread to other German cities like Essen. Jessica Francis of the Swiss daily Blick (translated from German) stresses that the Zurich policemen who are going on this German study trip “do not go for pleasure,” instead they just want to study if something similar can be implemented in their city. In Cologne, the city fenced in an area abo ut the size of a football field, provided a gate and privacy screen, and outlawed filming and photography. After the first three years, they declared the sex-boxen a success, with little violence perpetrated against prostitutes and improved health among sex workers. - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - They Finally Found Out We Like Our Computers
"Sociologist Clifford Nass is talking about how people think of their computers as something like human beings. In one of his experiments, Nass found that people are more willing to 'help' computers when the computer helped them previously: 'When people w ere then asked to help optimize the screen resolution on a computer where the program had been "helpful," they were much more likely to do so than with the less helpful version.' He also found that people evaluating software's performance were more forgiv ing if the evaluation was done on the same computer the software was tested on. Nass has recently published the book The Man Who Lied to His Laptop, in which he 'uses our interactions with machines to investigate how human relationships could be improved. '" - Full Article Source

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09/08/10 - Smallest Manned Electric Plane Flies
"EADs have successfully flown an electrified Cri-Cri aircraft. The Cri-cri (short for cricket) is the smallest twin-engined manned aircraft in the world, designed in the early 1970s by French aeronautical engineer Michel Colomban, the Cri-cri aircraft is the world's smallest twin-engine . At only 4.9 m (16.1 ft) wingspan and 3.9 m (12.8 ft) length, it is a single-seater, making an impression of a dwarf velomobile with wings at close range. After its manned flight trials the airframe will be configured for autonomous flight. Obviously once the pilot is removed payload increases dramatically and the airframe itself has been approved for manned flight so certifying it for UAV flight should be simpler." - Full Article Source

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09/05/10 - From Canada To Mexico On One Tank of Diesel
KeelyNet Craig Henderson drove from Blaine, Washington to the Mexican border — a distance of 1,478 miles — without stopping to refuel. He burned 12.4 gallons for a record-breaking 119.1 mpg in a car he originally designed in 1984. The Avion is a car Craig Henderso n originally built with partner Bill Green way back in 1984 as a prototype for a high-mileage vehicle he hoped to sell. Commercial plans never came to fruition, but Henderson never abandoned the Avion. The car is built with two things in mind: weight and aerodynamics. To achieve a featherweight 1500-lb target, it uses an aluminum monocoque frame with steel front/rear crash and suspension subframes. To the frame a slippery wind tunnel-shaped body made of carbon fiber, kevlar and fiberglass is riveted and b onded in place, yielding a very stiff structure. An 800-cc diesel engine is transversely mounted behind the driver and the rear wheels are powered through a five-speed gearbox. With such light weight and low-resistance aerodynamics, the car only requires 3-4 horsepower to keep a 55 mph pace, perfect for the tiny diesel to chug along just sipping fuel. Henderson recently got sponsorship from Goodyear and tossed on a set of their low rolling resistance "Fuel Max" tires and has been seeing 115 mpg averages. Henderson started off on August 29th and essentially drove the entire length of Interstate 5, stopping only for food, bathroom breaks and to sleep overnight. When he arrived at the Mexican border near Chula Vista, he'd burned an officially measured 12.4 g allons for an amazing 119.1 mpg fuel economy. The run actually broke the 103 mpg Guinness world record the car had set on the same border to border run in 1986. - Full Article Source

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09/05/10 - Ye cannae change the laws of physics
In a paper just submitted to Physical Review Letters, a team led by John Webb and Julian King from the University of New South Wales in Australia present evidence that the fine-structure constant may not actually be constant after all. Rather, it seems t o vary from place to place within the universe. If their results hold up to the scrutiny, and can be replicated, they will have profound implications—for they suggest that the universe stretches far beyond what telescopes can observe, and that the laws of physics vary within it. Despite its convoluted origin, though, alpha has a real meaning. It characterises the strength of the force between electrically charged particles. As such, it governs—among other things—the energy levels of an atom formed from ne gatively charged electrons and a positive nucleus. When electrons jump between these energy levels, they absorb and emit light of particular frequencies. These frequencies show up as lines (dark for absorption; bright for emission) in a spectrum. When man y different energy levels are involved, as they are in the spectrum of a chemically mixed star, the result is a fine, comb-like structure—hence the constant’s name. If it were to take on a different value, the wavelengths of these lines would change. And that is what Dr Webb and Mr King think they have found. The further back they looked with the VLT, the larger alpha seemed to be—in seeming contradiction to the result they had obtained with the Keck. They realised, however, that there was a crucial diffe rence between the two telescopes: because they are in different hemispheres, they are pointing in opposite directions. Alpha, therefore, is not changing with time; it is varying through space. When they analysed the data from both telescopes in this way, they found a great arc across the sky. Along this arc, the value of alpha changes smoothly, being smaller in one direction and larger in the other. The researchers calculate that there is less than a 1% chance such an effect could arise at random. Further more, six of the quasars were observed with both telescopes, allowing them to get an additional handle on their errors. If the fine-structure constant really does vary through space, it may provide a way of studying the elusive “higher dimensions” that ma ny theories of reality predict, but which are beyond the reach of particle accelerators on Earth. In these theories, the constants observed in the three-dimensional world are reflections of what happens in higher dimensions. It is natural in these theorie s for such constants to change their values as the universe expands and evolves. - Full Article Source

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09/05/10 - Keep Your Money In Your Wallet Until Proof of Concept
KeelyNet As President of a local inventors group I can’t tell you how many inventors I meet who have spent big bucks to procure a patent but never built a prototype. So they have no idea if the invention really works. Others who have a garage full of product, just collecting dust because they never tested the market before hand. However, most successful inventors and product development companies that I know, start off with a Proof of Concept Analysis BEFORE they start spending money. So if they do it, why not you ? You may have guessed by now, I have a pretty big shelf full of dust collectors but I still have my money in my wallet. Every one of them seemed like a winner, at least at one point. Every one of them may still have that potential, who knows? However, e very one of them has some significant flaw that was discovered in the Proof of Concept Analysis. As Kenny Rodgers once sang, “You got to know when to hold ‘um…Know when to fold ‘um…” - Full Article Source

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09/05/10 - Steam-Driven Dreams
The obvious audience for Rosen’s book consists of those who hunger to know what it took to go from Heron of Alexandria’s toy engine, created in the first century A.D., to practical and brawny beasts like George and Robert Stephenson’s Rocket, which kicked off the age of steam locomotion in 1829. But Rosen is aiming for more than a fan club of steam geeks. The “most powerful idea” of his title is not an early locomotive: “The Industrial Revolution was, first and foremost, a revolution in invention,” he wri tes, “a radical transformation in the process of invention itself.” The road to Rocket was built with hundreds of innovations large and small that helped drain the mines, run the mills, and move coal and then people over rails. Those who believe passionat ely, as Thomas Jefferson did, that inventions “cannot, in nature, be a subject of property,” are unlikely to be convinced. Those who agree with the inventors James Watt and Richard Arkwright, who wrote in a manuscript that “an engineer’s life without pat ent is not worthwhile,” will cheer. We need more technology, not less, he insists. “There may be no way to put the genie of sustained invention back in the bottle,” he writes, “but we can put the genie to work.” - Full Article Source

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09/05/10 - Future of Screen Technology
This is the result of the Open Innovation experiment. It is an experience video showing the future of screen technology with stretchable screens, transparent screens and e-ink displays, to name a few. - Full Article Source

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09/05/10 - Kentucky farmer's corn pops in the field
"The picture that was sent look like a bunch of popped corn, it's yellow. It's not white popcorn looking but corn literally did pop in the field. It was that hot," says Dr. Lee. Dr. Lee explains that the kernels formed during a time of high heat, then it rained and kernels began filling again. "It kept filling until it actually ruptured the seed coat and caused it to pop open," says Dr. Lee. Exploding kernels are very uncommon and something most agriculture agents have never seen before with this kind of corn. The E-town farmer along with many others across the Bluegrass are fighting crop disease and pests. Now that it's time to harvest, farmers are finding that the lack of rain and high heat are causing the corn to suffer. That in the end may cut into th eir profits. Dr. Lee says, "We're seeing maybe a 20% drop in corn from what we had last year and very erratic conditions." At this time in the season, rain is not needed. The corn stalks have to dry in the fields before it's harvested. - Full Article Source

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09/05/10 - Cotton Cloth Coated in Nanotubes Electrifies Bacteria to Purify Water
A press release from Stanford University states that cotton cloth can simply be dipped in a “high-tech broth full of silver nanowires and carbon nanotubes” which allow water to flow through the cloth as quickly as it normally would because rather than tr apping the bacteria, it is killing it. Most filtration systems keep bacteria and particles from passing through to the other side, so that only about 0.1% of bacteria remains in the water that people drink. However, the new technology from Stanford kills the bacteria with an electrical field that runs through the cotton. This way, only about 2% of the bacteria is still living when it reaches the other side of the cotton cloth. “In lab tests, over 98 percent of Escherichia coli bacteria that were exposed to 20 volts of electricity in the filter for several seconds were killed. Multiple layers of fabric were used to make the filter 2.5 inches thick,” according to the release. It can also filter about 80,000 times faster than filters that trap bacteria. The up side is that this new technology could be a fast, effective way of dispatching diseases like cholera, typhoid, and hepatitis and without filters that have to be replaced every X gallons. The down side is that you need to be hooked up to a power source , which can be problematic in poor, remote areas. Luckily, it only takes a small amount (about a fifth of what a filtration pump needs) that could be supplied with a “small solar panel or a couple 12-volt car batteries.” The team also suggests that the el ectricity could be generated from a stationary bike or a hand-cranked device. This adds to the number of parts (and thus expense as well as possible points of failure) needed to run the system. - Full Article Source

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09/05/10 - Homeopathy decried by Japanese medical officials
The physician to Japanese Emperor Akihito and top scientists have slammed homeopathy as an "absurd" medicine, urging health workers to stay clear of the alternative treatment as it grows in popularity. "I cannot help but feel strong bewilderment" over th e recent rise in homeopathy's use as a treatment in Japan, said Ichiro Kanazawa, who chairs the prestigious Science Council of Japan. "The reason is that it ignores science," Dr. Kanazawa, who is also the medical supervisor for Japan's Imperial Household Agency, said in a statement. The controversy has been fueled by reports that a 2-month-old girl died last year of a cerebral hemorrhage in Japan after she was given a homeopathic remedy instead of the normal treatment of vitamin K. Homeopathic medicines u se materials derived from flora, fauna and minerals, and their preparation includes the heavy dilution of the raw materials, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). "In some cases, the dilution is so high that it is almost impossible to find one molecule of the original raw material," the WHO said in a February report. Dr. Kanazawa argued that "because it is only water, of course it has no therapeutic effects, not to mention 'side effects.' " - Full Article Source

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09/05/10 - Mechanic conjures a wheeled wonder
Jerry Bertrand is a technician and salesman for Stuart’s House of Vacuums. He is also a small-engine mechanic who has ridden scooters, Harley-Davidsons and foreign-made motorcycles. And now he is an inventor, the creator of what he calls “the biggest, fas test stand-up scooter on the planet.” Bertrand said his invention is something of a hybrid — not quite an electric bicycle, because it has no pedals, but also sturdier, faster and more stable than a scooter. One thing that makes his vehicle different from most electric bicycles and scooters is that is relatively long, at 7 feet 2 inches, and carries six 12-volt batteries — four of them in a steel box that sits under the crossbar between the seat and the handlebars, and two more in a box under the seat. Th e sealed lead acid batteries feed a 5,000-watt motor that directly powers the rear wheel, without a transmission or chain. Because the motor is brushless, meaning it runs without friction, it should never wear out, Bertrand said. The bike can accelerate n early as quickly as a car and has a top speed of 50 mph. It can also go slower than a normal walking pace with no loss of stability, and it is noiseless. It has bolt-on brakes on both wheels and two 36-volt chargers. Bertrand said it could go 12 miles at full throttle and has enough power to go at bicycle speeds for about five hours. It takes an hour and 45 minutes to recharge the batteries. It has a comfortable seat, but Bertrand also installed long, flat foot rests so the driver can stand up. “It’s natu ral just to stand up on it,” he said. “It’s like surfing on land.” - Full Article Source

ITEM #239

09/05/10 - GM Wants to Trademark ‘Range Anxiety’
KeelyNet General Motors has sought a trademark for the term “range anxiety,” providing a glimpse into how it might market the Chevrolet Volt. “Range anxiety” refers to the nagging concern you’ll be stuck miles from home with a dead battery, and it could be an impe diment to the widespread adoption of cars like the Nissan Leaf. The Chevrolet Volt, which rolls into showrooms at the end of the year, avoids this by using a gasoline engine as an on-board generator. When the 16 kilowatt-hour battery goes dead after 40 mi les, the engine drives a generator that keeps electricity flowing to the wheels. - Full Article Source

ITEM #240

09/05/10 - Filing date of provisional application can have patent-defeating effect
The Giacomini application was filed on November 29, 2000, entitled “Method and Apparatus for Economical Cache Population.” The Board rejected certain claims of the Giacomini application as anticipated under 35 U.S.C. § 102 by U.S. Patent No. 7,039,683 (“t he Tran patent”). The Board found, and Giacomini did not dispute, that the Tran patent teaches all of the claimed features in Giacomini’s application. The central issue at the Board was the eligibility of the Tran patent to serve as prior art under 35 U.S .C. § 102(e). The Tran patent’s filing date is December 29, 2000. However, the Tran patent claims priority to a provisional application (“the Tran provisional”) filed on September 25, 2000. The Board held that the Tran patent had a patent-defeating effect as of the filing date of the Tran provisional. Giacomini appealed the Board’s decision. In its analysis of § 102(e), the Court noted that an application that a patent was “granted on” is the first U.S. application to disclose the invention claimed in the patent. The Court further noted that under 35 U.S.C. § 111(b)(8), “applications for patent” under § 102 includes both provisional and non-provisional patent applications. Slip op. at 4-5. Thus, the Court concluded that an applicant is not entitled to a p atent if another’s patent discloses the same invention, which was carried forward from an earlier U.S. provisional application or U.S. non-provisional application. The Court found that the Tran provisional from which Tran claims priority under 35 U.S.C. § 119(e) discloses Giacomini’s claimed invention. The Court also noted that, although 35 U.S.C. § 119 requires that the provisional application provide written description support for the claimed invention, Giacomini never argued that the Tran provisional failed to do so and, therefore, waived the argument by failing to raise it below. Thus, the Court stated that Giacomini, who filed his application after Tran filed his provisional application, could not receive a patent covering the same subject matter un der 35 U.S.C. § 102(e). - Full Article Source

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09/05/10 - Japanese Invention Assesses Your Health While You Sit On The Throne
KeelyNet While remaining true to efficiency, the "Intelligence Toilet” design by Toto tests the sugar levels in your urine as well as weighing you and checking your blood pressure all while you use the facilities. The scale is built into the floor and blood press ure is checked by an armband that goes into action while you are doing your business. Once the system has finished digesting your information, so to speak, the results are displayed on a readout screen attached to the wall. The information is also sent t o your computer so that it is readily available for sharing with your health care provider. At the moment the device is available exclusively in Japan, so the rest of the world will have to use conventional methods for a while longer. Besides, the price tag for this new piece of equipment is a whopping $4100-$5850 USD, so you should start saving now if you want one eventually. - Full Article Source

ITEM #242

09/05/10 - Cleaning Gel
University of Hawaii Manoa students will start the school year with a cleaner campus, thanks to some slime. The local invention is a gel that cleans surfaces without using water. You just lay it on, let it dry, and when you peel it off, it picks up contam inants. Dr. Hank Wuh invented this Hawaii-grown, environmentally-friendly product. - Full Article Source

ITEM #243

09/05/10 - Edison’s Failed Plot To Hijack Hollywood
Edison assembled representatives of the nation’s biggest movie companies—Biograph, Vitagraph, American Mutoscope, and seven others—and invited them to sign a monopolistic peace treaty. Since 1891, when the Wizard of Menlo Park filed his first patent on a motion picture camera/film system, his lawyers had launched 23 aggressive infringement suits against other production outfits. Sometimes Edison won. Sometimes he lost. But the costs of these battles overwhelmed his rivals, and that was the intent. “The ex pense of these suits would have financially ruined any inventor who did not have the large resources of Edison,” one of his lawyers boasted, “and it could hardly be expected that he would be able to prosecute simultaneously every infringement as it arose. ” Thus his victims sold their patents, making the Edison movie empire ever larger. But the old man wanted it all, so he assembled his rivals and proposed that they join his Motion Picture Patents Company. It would function as a holding operation for the p articipants’ collective patents — sixteen all told, covering projectors, cameras, and film stock. MPPC would issue licenses and collect royalties from movie producers, distributors, and exhibitors. To top it all off, MPPC convinced the Eastman Kodak compa ny to refuse to sell raw film stock to anyone but Patent Company licensees, a move designed to shut French and German footage out of the country. - Full Article Source

ITEM #244

09/05/10 - Hedy Lamarr's Secret Communications System
Lamarr and her co-inventor, avant garde composer George Anthiel, figured out how to use the mechanics of the player piano to create the earliest version of the "frequency-hopping spread-spectrum" system. It's a method that protects radio communications fr om enemy snoops by switching frequencies in a preprogrammed pattern. Both the sender and receiver know the order of switches, so they can maintain constant connection while losing the bad guys. Lamarr's invention envisioned a torpedo and a guidance transm itter equipped with identical player piano sheets that run along a simultaneous pseudo-random sequence. Without knowing the exact pattern of the frequency hops, the enemy cannot interpret the signal, meaning Lamarr's torpedo has much better security. - Full Article Source

ITEM #245

09/05/10 - Training the People with Homeland Security
KeelyNet They started in the '90s, and they were spurred by the federal government's Safe and Drug Free Schools Act, which required schools to implement zero tolerance for certain things like weapons. What schools have done across the country in the last 15 years is to expand greatly what falls under zero-tolerance policies. So they extend to not just deadly weapons and drugs but sometimes fighting and prescription drugs and other types of substances. What they mean is that if you're caught violating this broad ru le, there's no discussion and no elaboration of why you did this. No investigation. We just punish you with the one-size-fits-all punishment. We're teaching kids what it means to be a citizen in our country. And what I fear we're doing is teaching them th at what it means to be an American is that you accept authority without question and that you have absolutely no rights to question punishment. It's very Big Brother-ish in a way. Kids are being taught that you should expect to be drug teste d if you want to participate in an organization, that walking past a police officer every day and being constantly under the gaze of a security camera is normal. And my concern is that these children are going to grow up and be less critical and tho ughtful of these sorts of mechanisms. And so the types of political discussions we have now, like for example, whether or not wiretapping is OK, these might not happen in 10 years. - Full Article Source

ITEM #246

09/05/10 - Promession - ecological burial
Swedish ecologists Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak and Peter Mäsak are the inventors of an environmentally friendly alternative to cremation and burial, called Promession. The technique entails freezing a body, vibrating it into tiny pieces, and then freeze-drying th e pieces, which can then be used as compost to grow a memorial shrub or tree. - Full Article Source

ITEM #247

09/05/10 - Teach your children to smoke ad

KeelyNet

Parenting advice from another era: give your squalling children a pipe to smoke! Right up there with "Speak roughly to your little boy and beat him when he sneezes." - Full Article Source

ITEM #248

09/05/10 - Manipulating the Microorganisms inside you
Scientists examine new ways to manipulate the microorganisms inside you. Earlier this summer, scientists reported the success of an unusual medical transplant; a woman with a life-threatening Clostridium difficile infection was treated, and apparently cur ed, with an injection of some of her healthy husband's gut bacteria. Researchers are now exploring the effects of this type of transplant in greater detail. They hope to eventually treat a wide range of ailments--from bowel diseases to obesity, diabetes t o depression--by manipulating the bacteria that live in the human gut. - Full Article Source

ITEM #249

09/05/10 - Burning Man Goes Open Source For Cell Phones
"Today I bring you a story that has it all: a solar-powered, low-cost, open source cellular network that's revolutionizing coverage in underprivileged and off-grid spots. It uses VoIP yet works with existing cell phones. It has pedigreed founders. Best o f all, it is part of the sex, drugs and art collectively known as Burning Man. ... The technology starts with the 'they-said-it-couldn't-be-done' open source software, OpenBTS. OpenBTS is built on Linux and distributed via the AGPLv3 license. When used wi th a software-defined radio such as the Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP), it presents a GSM air interface ("Um") to any standard GSM cell phone, with no modification whatsoever required of the phone. It uses open source Asterisk VoIP software as the PBX to connect calls, though it can be used with other soft switches, too. ... This is the third year its founders have decided to trial-by-fire the system by offering free cell phone service to the 50,000-ish attendees at Burning Man, which begins t oday in Black Rock City, Nevada. " - Full Article Source

ITEM #250

09/05/10 - EPA Proposes Grading System For Car Fuel Economy
"The EPA and Department of Transportation on Monday proposed a fuel economy label overhaul to reflect how electric and alternative fuel vehicles stack up against gasoline passenger vehicles. ... The changed label, mandated by the 2007 energy law, include s the same information on city and highway miles per gallon and estimated driving costs based on 15,000 miles a year now available. But the new labels add more comparative information, rating cars on mileage, greenhouse gas contribution, and other air pol lutants from tailpipe emissions. That means that consumers can look at a label to see how one vehicle compares to all available vehicles, rather than only cars in a specific class. One label proposes grades, ranging from an A-plus to a D. There are no fai ling grades, since vehicles need to comply with the Clean Air Act." - Full Article Source

ITEM #251

09/05/10 - NASA Buying Private Companies' Suborbital Rocket Flights
"NASA is spending a total of $475,000, split between Masten Space Systems and John Carmack's Armadillo Aerospace, for a series of seven test flights of the companies' reusable suborbital rockets over the next several months, going to altitudes as high as 25 miles. NASA's goal is to foster a more cost-effective and flexible way to conduct microgravity and upper-atmosphere research. Jeff Bezos's suborbital spaceflight company Blue Origin has also been making steady progress this year on their $3.7M contrac t to test pusher-escape system and composite pressure vessel technologies, which NASA is interested in for orbital spaceflight." - Full Article Source

ITEM #252

09/05/10 - New Silicon-Based Memory 5X Denser Than NAND Flash
"Researchers at Rice University said today they have been able to create a new non-volatile memory using nanocrystal wires as small as 5 nanometers wide that can make chips five times more dense than the 27 nanometer NAND flash memory being manufactured today. And, the memory is cheap because it uses silicon and not more expensive graphite as been used in previous iterations of the nanowire technology. The nanowires also allow stacking of layers to create 3-D memory, even more dense. 'The fact that they can do this in 3D makes makes it highly scalable. We've got memory that's made out of dirt-cheap material and it works,' a university spokesman said." - Full Article Source

ITEM #253

09/05/10 - Senate Trying To Slip Internet Kill Switch Past Us
"Sensing Senators don't have the stomach to try and pass a stand-alone bill in broad daylight that would give the President the power to shut down the Internet in a national emergency, the Senate is considering attaching the Internet Kill Switch bill as a rider to other legislation that would have bi-partisan support." - Full Article Source

ITEM #254

09/05/10 - A New Species of Patent Troll
"According to the Wall Street Journal, there's a new species of patent troll out there. These new trolls sue companies that sell products with an expired patent number on them. That's right, it's against the law to sell a product that's marked with an exp ired patent number. The potential fine? $500. Per violation. And some of the companies have patent numbers on old plastic molds that have made literally billions of copies. Using whistle-blower laws, 'anyone can file a claim on behalf of the government, a nd plaintiffs must split any fine award evenly with it.' You've been warned." - Full Article Source

ITEM #255

09/05/10 - Billy Meier's X Wife Admits It Was All A Hoax!!!
This short video clip is taken from the documentary Worlds Greatest Hoaxes-Secrets Finally Revealed. Watch and listen as top Hollywood Movie Special Effects Expert Dean Cundey explains what I have been saying for years is true, and watch and listen to Bil ly Meier's X wife Popi Meier, as she explains on camera how Billy used bin lids to fake it all and how it is all a lie and a hoax, and remember this, this information has come straight from the horses mouth, from the person who knew him best and who was t he closest to him, lets not forget, she was married to Billy for many, many years. - Full Article Source

ITEM #256

09/05/10 - Li-Ion Batteries Get Green Seal of Approval
"It is not an easy task to compare the environmental effects of battery powered cars to those caused by conventionally fueled automobiles. The degree to which manufacture, usage and disposal of the batteries used to store the necessary electrical energy a re detrimental to the environment is not exactly known. Now, for the first time, a team of Empa scientists have made a detailed life cycle assessment (LCA) or ecobalance of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, in particular the chemically improved (i.e. more e nvironmentally friendly) version of the ones most frequently used in electric vehicles. Researchers decided to find out for sure. They calculated the ecological footprints of electric cars fitted with Li-ion batteries, taking into account all possible rel evant factors, from those associated with the production of individual parts all the way through to the scrapping of the vehicle and the disposal of the remains, including the operation of the vehicle during its lifetime." - Full Article Source

ITEM #257

09/05/10 - The Many Iterations of William Shatner
KeelyNet "The NY Times weekend magazine has a long profile, well worth reading, of self-described 'working actor' William Shatner. He began acting at age 6 and at one point in the late 1950s was mentioned in the same breath as his contemporaries Steve McQueen, Pau l Newman, and Robert Redford — until, without explanation, his career faded before it bloomed. Shatner, now 79, pulls no punches in his memories of the Star Trek years. 'I never thought it'd become a big deal, just 13 episodes and out,' says Shatner. 'I d idn't think I was hard to get along with. There were a few disaffected actors who came in once a week. I had nothing to do with them. Friendly! I was working seven days a week, learning 10 pages of dialogue a day. They had one line!' Which was the beginni ng of the William Shatner character. 'They said I was this William Shatner character, and I figured I had to be it. Pompous, takes himself seriously, hardheaded.' Shatner said that that character evolved slowly, until one day he realized he couldn’t chang e it. 'So I played it. But I didn’t see it. That character doesn’t seem like me to me. I know the real William Shatner.'" - Full Article Source

ITEM #258

09/02/10 - Insulated Babies Grow Faster (Apr, 1933)
TO MAKE your baby grow faster, insulate his crib against the electricity of floor, walls, ground. To slow down his growth, ground his crib with flexible bands of metal. This is the extraordinary conclusion reached by M. Vies, of Strasbourg, France, who co nducted such experiments on two groups of three babies. The insulated set grew more rapidly than the grounded trio, presumably pointing to the fact that the electrification of soil and air has a real influence on human growth. - Full Article Source

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09/02/10 - Satellite pulls new manoeuvre in space
In August, data released by the U.S. military showed that two Chinese satellites had appeared to perform a rather complex "rendezvous" in space, and may have even touched. "On-orbit rendezvous is a complex operation," wrote Brian Weeden for the Space Revi ew, an industry journal. "The rendezvous of two Chinese satellites demonstrates that China is broadening its space capabilities." According to the data, the rendezvous occurred on or around Aug. 19. It's unclear whether the two satellites actually touched or just managed to come within a couple hundred metres of each other. If they touched, Weeden says, it would be a first. New Scientist magazine also pointed out that such technology is also used to help clear out space junk, an increasingly problematic c ollection of trash in orbit around the planet. A Chinese policy expert told that magazine that the actual reason is likely to be a test-run for proximity sensors to be used when China launches its first module for the Chinese space station in 2011. That s pace station is scheduled to add two more modules before 2015. - Full Article Source

ITEM #260

09/02/10 - New breed of Patent Troll
Patents have a life span of 17 or 20 years. To keep them valid, companies must pay maintenance fees every four years. Once they expire, the holder is expected to remove the numbers from products. According to Chicago-based merchant bank Ocean Tomo, which tracks patent suits, nearly 350 federal lawsuits have been filed since the December appellate court ruling. Already, lawsuits claiming false patent markings have been brought against companies that make turkey pop-up timers, toilet plungers, fabric soften er, flashlights, staplers, Frisbees, kites, telecommunications equipment, bubble gum and a toy called The Original Wooly Willy. Lawyers for product manufacturers now fear clients are liable for up to $500 for every tube of mascara or box of garbage bags m arked with an expired patent—an error that turns out to be quite common. In recent months, would-be plaintiffs have been fanning out across retail stores and the Internet searching for expired patent numbers on everything from toothpaste to toilet plunger s. "It absolutely is a startling development in the interpretation of that provision," says Michael C. Smith, a defense lawyer from Marshall, Texas, who is representing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and mouse-trap maker Kness Mfg. Co. in suits claiming false paten t marking. "A lot of these products always have patent numbers on them, and it never occurred to anyone to take them off." Mr. Smith, who declined to discuss the lawsuits he is handling, says he generally advises clients: "Now is a good time for you to ha ve somebody run down your products" and check their patent numbers. - Full Article Source

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09/02/10 - No more asleep at the wheel
“When a person starts to doze off, all the metabolic processes slow down sharply,” Professor Vladimir Sukhodoev, from the Psychology Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences, told RT. “The neurological characteristics which used to be quite active the n slump, too. This is all picked up by the ring, and the ups and downs are measured here.” - Full Article Source

ITEM #262

09/02/10 - Scammers exploit fears over health care bill
In this time of uncertainty over health insurance, grifters are targeting the elderly in a recent scam, County of San Bernardino Department of Aging and Adult Services officials warn. Scammers, under the guise of being government officials, are contacting seniors either by phone, e-mail or in some cases in person and questioning if they have health insurance, according to a release. If the victim answers they do not, the con-artist threatens to put the senior in jail for not complying with alleged health care policies, officials said. The scammers then offer the victim to sell them "ObamaCare" insurance to keep the elderly person out of jail. - Full Article Source

ITEM #263

09/02/10 - Taking Over a Car
Cars are becoming more computerized, an evolution that could have an unintended side effect: vulnerability to attacks. Researchers at the University of Washington and the University of California, San Diego, led by Tadayoshi Kohno and Stefan Savage, recen tly showed that by taking over a car's computers, they could disable the brakes, stop the engine, and control the door locks. For now, most of the attacks require access to a port inside the car. But wreaking havoc could get easier as carmakers add more w ireless connectivity. The researchers hope their work will motivate manufacturers to add security features. - Full Article Source

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09/02/10 - Your cremated ashes made into vinyl records
Rest In Vinyl offers to press your cremated remains into vinyl records with your choice of audio. The price is £2000 for 30 discs. Custom artwork, backing tracks, and "bespook" music is extra. - Full Article Source

ITEM #265

09/02/10 - 9 Ideas For Coping With Space Junk
KeelyNet "The space age has filled Earth's orbit with all manner of space junk, from spent rocket stages to frozen bags of astronaut urine, and the problem keeps getting worse. NASA's orbital debris experts estimate that there are currently about 19,000 pieces of space junk that are larger than 10 centimeters, and about 500,000 slightly smaller objects. Researchers and space companies are plotting ways to clean up the mess, and a new photo gallery from Discover Magazine highlights some of the proposals. They rang e from the cool & doable, like equipping every satellite with a high-tech kite tail for deployment once the satellite is defunct, to the cool & unlikely, like lasers in space." - Full Article Source

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09/02/10 - Entire US-Mexico border to be patrolled by unmanned drones
Beginning this Wednesday, the entire 2,000 miles of border between the United States and Mexico will be patrolled by unmanned aerial drones. Three drones are already patrolling portions of that border, and a fourth Predator begins operations tomorrow out of Corpus Christi, TX, completing the full stretch of la frontera. - Full Article Source

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09/02/10 - fMRI as the Truth Machine
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is making its way into the public consciousness. The film Salt has an interrogation scene where a spy spills some secrets while a scientist looks at his brain scan. After a quick glance, the scientist casually says with absolute certainty, "He's telling the truth." As with any new technology, there's a lot of potential for good, but there's also a lot of potential for pseudoscience and bad science. Lies, thoughtcrimes, and precrime (offense prevention) are all on the list of things they claim fMRI will divulge if taxpayers will just fund their research. It's the same concept behind privately-held ventures like No Lie MRI in San Diego, which, for a cool $5,000, will administer a "truth-verification" session. T hough this Orwellian evidence has so far been successfully deemed inadmissible in US courts under the Daubert Standard, people are still trying to use it. - Full Article Source

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09/02/10 - NIH Orders Halt To Embryonic Stem Cell Research
"Responding to a court order issued a week ago, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Friday ordered intramural researchers studying human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) to shut down their experiments. NIH's action — probably unprecedented in its histo ry — is a response to a preliminary injunction on 23 August from US District Judge Royce Lamberth. The judge ruled that the Obama policy allowing NIH funding to be used to study hESC lines violates a law prohibiting the use of federal funds to destroy emb ryos." - Full Article Source

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09/02/10 - Old People Enjoy Reading Negative Stories About Young
KeelyNet Pure Schadenfreude... A study by Dr. Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick and co-author Matthias Hastall suggests that your grandma's self-esteem gets a boost when she hears about the stupid things young people do. "Living in a youth centered culture, they may appreciate a boost in self-esteem. That's why they prefer the negative stories about younger people, who are seen as having a higher status in our society," said Dr. Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick. From the article: "All the adults in the study were shown what they were led to believe was a test version of a new online news magazine. They were also given a limited time to look over either a negative and positive version of 10 pre-selected articles. Each story was also paired with a photograph depict ing someone of either the younger or the older age group. The researchers found that older people were more likely to choose to read negative articles about those younger than themselves. They also tended to show less interest in articles about older peop le, whether negative or positive." - Full Article Source

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09/02/10 - Senate Trying To Slip Internet Kill Switch Past Us
"Sensing Senators don't have the stomach to try and pass a stand-alone bill in broad daylight that would give the President the power to shut down the Internet in a national emergency, the Senate is considering attaching the Internet Kill Switch bill as a rider to other legislation that would have bi-partisan support." - 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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