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04/30/12 - Pigeons May 'Hear' Magnetic Fields
KeelyNet "Individual neurons in birds' brains can relay crucial information about Earth's magnetic field, possibly providing the animals with an 'internal GPS.'

Pigeons' remarkable navigational feats have long been pegged to the birds' ability to sense magnetic fields, but pinning down how they do so has frustrated scientists for years. Work published in Science (abstract) shows that individual cells seem to encode information on a magnetic field's direction, intensity and polarity. The work also suggests that these signals come from a part of the inner ear called the lagena, further complicating matters for researchers in the field.

The Science paper comes just days after a report in Nature (abstract) revealed that cells in pigeons' upper beaks, previously thought to be magnetoreceptors, are actually immune cells called macrophages."

The authors found that vestibular neurons — which are linked to balance systems in the inner ear — fired differentially in response to alterations in the field’s direction, intensity and polarity, and that these cells were especially sensitive to the bandwith that covers Earth’s geo-magnetic field.

Combining information on direction, intensity and polarity could provide more than just a compass heading; it could be used to produce positional and directional information because of the way Earth's field varies in different locations. “It could theoretically be used as a GPS unit,” says Dickman. - Full Article Source

04/30/12 - Graphene Helps a Robot Creep Like an Inchworm

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"To develop new materials for robotics, scientists have developed graphene-based actuators that convert electricity into motion. In robots, actuators act like muscles, driving the movement of mechanical arms and fins.

Most actuator materials, such as ceramics and conductive polymers, respond slowly, require a lot of power, or provide very little force. To make speedy, strong actuators, Chinese researchers coated graphene paper with the polymer polydiacetylene.

Graphene provides a highly conductive, flexible backing for the fragile polymer crystals, which deform in response to electrical current.

The actuators can bend 200 times per second and generate more force than most current materials.

Using a sheet of the material, the scientists built a simple inchworm robot that arches and relaxes to crawl forward." - Full Article Source


04/30/12 - The End - Remote Viewing Predictions
Some call me fearmonger or even Steven King of YouTube. Sorry people 95% of us will soon no longer be here on Earth. These events I have told you again and again WILL COME TO PASS!. Ridiculed by viewers and almost silenced by Censortube. I tell you again, This is The End, But the Word never. (Thanks to Norman Wootan for the headsup on this one..check out 23:00 for what it will be like if the grid actually goes down long term, very scary. - JWD) - Full Article Source


04/30/12 - WW2 Vet Sent 300k Pirated DVDs To Troops In Iraq, Afghanistan
KeelyNet "WW2 veteran 'Big Hy' Strachman, 92, pirated 300,000 DVD movies and sent them to soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, where they were widely distributed and deeply appreciated.

Soldiers would gather around personal computers for movie nights, with mortars blasting in the background. 'It's reconnecting to everything you miss,' said one.

Strachman received American flags, appreciative letters, and snapshots of soldiers holding up their DVDs. He spent about $30,000 of his own money. Strachman retired from his family's window and shade business in Manhattan in the 1990s.

After his wife Harriet died in 2003, he spent sleepless nights on the Internet, and saw that soldiers were consistently asking for movie DVDs. He bought bootlegged disks for $5 in Penn Station, and then found a dealer at his local barbershop.

He bought a $400 duplicater that made 7 copies at once, and mailed them 84 at a time, to Army Chaplains. The MPAA said they weren't aware of his operation. The studios send reel-to-reel films to the troops." - Full Article Source

04/30/12 - Scientists decode key to spider web strength
KeelyNet Imagine a cloth that gets stronger after it is damaged. That is what scientists recently discovered when probing the strength of garden spider webs.

A research team tested the resistance of a spider web's supporting radial threads and compared that with the thinner spiral threads. They found that placing a certain amount of pressure on just one thread caused it to suddenly stiffen and distribute the stress to the rest of the web.

Of course, too much damage eventually weakened the web, but the initial damage had the opposite effect. After investigators applied even more pressure, the additional stress was not transferred to the whole web, but to tiny protein crystals acting as stress points on the targeted strand. Whether the scientists pushed on a spiral or radial thread, only that strand broke, leaving the whole web intact.

In fact, the whole web strengthened with a few broken strands! The study authors wrote, "The ultimate load capacity increased by 3-10% with the introduction of defects."

If the entire web broke apart because of stress in one area, like when catching an insect, then the spider would have to constantly recycle and recast a new web. Spiders might not survive the energy cost required by all that work.

But because of the superior engineering in both the material and structural layout, spiders can catch multiple meals with the same web, and the web holds its overall strength even in very strong winds. The study authors called this an "optimized" system, meaning that it could not be improved. And if human engineers copy spider web construction tactics, they must conform to "a design stipulation that requires the consideration of both material and structural architecture." - Full Article Source

04/30/12 - How Do You Know An Autonomous Vehicle Has Seen You?
A group led by Kent Larsen at the Media Lab has a solution. The researchers have outfitted a prototype electric vehicle (it’s about the size of a desk) with lights that look like eyes and the sensors from an X-Box 360 Kinect. The lights swivel to look at you when the sensors detect you, and blue LEDs flash to indicate the car has seen you.

Directional speakers swivel toward you, too, and the car tells you it’s safe to cross. The system can also flash bright white LEDs to get your attention.

Sonar sensors can detect if a pedestrian is too close to the side of the car. If they do, LEDs in the wheels to turn from green to orange and red—getting redder as you get closer—to warn you, and let you know the car knows you are there. - Full Article Source

04/30/12 - Peak plastic
Plastic is more than just water bottles and Tupperware. If you’re indoors, look around. There’s a good bet that much of what’s in your field of view is made of plastic. Paint. Carpeting. Upholstery. The finish on a wood floor. Veneer on furniture.

And that’s before you go into your kitchen, or bathroom, and never mind a subway car or a hospital (disposable, sterile medical supplies, anyone?). Plastic is so ubiquitous that it’s almost invisible...

There’ll likely still be applications that really need petroplastic, so landfills will become goldmines. The characteristic drawback of plastic, its stubborn resistance to degradation (‘this plastic bag will still be around in ten thousand years!’) will become a virtue, as it sits unchanged in anaerobic landfills waiting for us to decide that it’s worth excavating and recycling.

And one day we’ll do just that–there’ll come a point when the easy, albeit expensive, way to get a particular combination of properties (formability, degradation resistance, sterilisability) will be to dig up post-consumer plastics and reuse them. - Full Article Source

04/30/12 - Will IBM Watson Be Your Next Mayor?
KeelyNet "When we think of computer networks, we think of routers and servers and fiber optic cables and laptops and smartphones — we think of the internet. In actuality, though, the visible internet is just the tip of the iceberg.

There are secret military networks, and ad hoc wireless networks, and utility companies have sprawling, cellular networks that track everything from the health of oil pipelines and uranium enrichment machines through to the remaining capacity of septic tanks — and much, much more.

What if we connected all of these networks to the internet, to form an internet of things?

What if we then put a massive computer at the middle of this internet of things and used this wealth of data to power smart cars, smart homes, smart supermarkets, and smart cities?

Unsurprisingly, IBM and Cisco are already working on such smart cities. For nearly two years, Rio de Janeiro's utilities, traffic systems, and emergency services has been managed by a single 'Ops Center,' a huge hub of technologies provided by both IBM and Cisco.

With 300 LCD screens spread across 100 rooms, connected via 30,000 meters of fiber optic cable, Ops Center staff monitor live video from 450 cameras and three helicopters, and track the location of 10,000 buses and ambulances via GPS.

Other screens output the current weather, and simulations of tomorrow's weather up to 150 miles from the city — and yet more screens display heatmaps of disease outbreaks, and the probability of natural disasters like landslides. There's even a Crisis Room, which links the Ops Center to Rio's mayor and Civil Defense departments via a Cisco telepresence suite.

This sounds awesome — but is it really a good idea to give a computer company (IBM is not an urban planner!) so much control over one of the world's biggest cities?" - Full Article Source

04/30/12 - Analytic Thinking Can Decrease Religious Belief
KeelyNet "A new University of British Columbia study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers. The study, which will appear in tomorrow's issue of Science (abstract), finds that thinking analytically increases disbelief among believers and skeptics alike, shedding important new light on the psychology of religious belief."

The findings, Gervais says, are based on a longstanding human psychology model of two distinct, but related cognitive systems to process information: an “intuitive” system that relies on mental shortcuts to yield fast and efficient responses, and a more “analytic” system that yields more deliberate, reasoned responses.

“Our study builds on previous research that links religious beliefs to ‘intuitive’ thinking,” says study co-author and Associate Prof. Ara Norenzayan, UBC Dept. of Psychology. “Our findings suggest that activating the ‘analytic’ cognitive system in the brain can undermine the ‘intuitive’ support for religious belief, at least temporarily.”

The study involved more than 650 participants in the U.S. and Canada. Gervais says future studies will explore whether the increase in religious disbelief is temporary or long-lasting, and how the findings apply to non-Western cultures.

Recent figures suggest that the majority of the world’s population believes in a God, however atheists and agnostics number in the hundreds of millions, says Norenzayan, a co-director of UBC’s Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition and Culture. Religious convictions are shaped by psychological and cultural factors and fluctuate across time and situations, he says. - Full Article Source

04/30/12 - DARPA Aims To Reuse Space Junk

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"Space junk has increased to the point where pieces of it are colliding and breaking into smaller pieces.

The problem is now so bad that NASA has had to modify the design of satellites to protect them from flying debris. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants to turn disabled satellites and their components, including antennas and solar arrays, into functioning systems.

They are hosting a conference on June 26 to explore how to build 'refurbished' satellites from already-orbiting material for less than what it would cost to build them from scratch and launch them from the surface of the Earth."

When a communications satellite fails, it is typically moved into a "graveyard" orbit, where it remains indefinitely.

Many of these systems have usable parts with lifespans that are much longer than the satellite itself, according to DARPA.

The Phoenix program aims to develop a new class of small "satlets" that could be sent into orbit via a commercial launch and then attached to the antenna of a nonfunctioning satellite to create a working system. A separate orbital "tender," or satellite servicing ship, is also in DARPA's plans. - Full Article Source

04/30/12 - The Science of Handedness
"Representing only 10 percent of the general human population, scientists have long wondered why left-handed people are a rarity. Now a new study suggests lefties are rare because of the balance between cooperation and competition in human evolution and a mathematical model was developed that predicts the percentage of left-handers by sport based on each sport's degree of cooperation versus competition.

'The more social the animal—where cooperation is highly valued—the more the general population will trend toward one side,' says study author Daniel M. Abrams. 'The most important factor for an efficient society is a high degree of cooperation. In humans, this has resulted in a right-handed majority.' If societies were entirely cooperative everyone would be same-handed, but if competition were more important, one could expect the population to be 50-50 because cooperation favors same-handedness—for sharing the same tools, for example while physical competition favors the unusual.

In a fight, for example, a left-hander would have the advantage in a right-handed world. The mathematical model accurately predicted the number of elite left-handed athletes in baseball, boxing, hockey, fencing, and table tennis (PDF)—more than 50 percent among top baseball players and well above 10 percent (the general population rate) for the other sports.

For other sports like football or hockey where team cooperation is paramount, it is ideal for all individuals to possess the same handedness.

For example, in football, blocking schemes are often designed to protect a quarterback's blind side. As a result, it is beneficial for all quarterbacks on the roster to possess the same handedness to minimize variations of the offensive sets.

'The accuracy of our model's predictions when applied to sports data supports the idea that we are seeing the same effect in human society.'" - Full Article Source

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04/26/12 - Market Forces about to produce GREAT NEWS for US Economy
Ten years ago, offshoring manufacturing jobs to China looked like the perfect way to cut costs. But now companies that manufacture everything from computers to car parts are returning to the United States in growing numbers. The country needs to invest in more vocational and technical training programs so millions of jobless factory workers are equipped with the skills to benefit from this trend, say labor economists.

According to a survey by the Boston Consulting Group of executives at 106 manufacturing companies with $1 billion or more in sales, 37 percent said they are planning or “actively considering” onshoring. Among companies with more than $10 billion in revenue, that percentage shot up to nearly half. Leading the movement were companies that make rubber and plastic products, industrial machinery and electronics and computer equipment.

Manufacturing executives cite several factors driving their decision, said BCG senior partner Harold Sirkin. The first is that the cheap Chinese labor that looked so appealing 10 years ago isn’t so cheap anymore.

“Chinese labor has been rising at 20 to 50 percent a year since 2001,” Sirkin said. “We’re expecting it to be somewhere around $6 an hour in 2015.”

While this is still low compared to the average $26 hourly wage BCG predicts an American manufacturing employee will earn in 2015, Sirkin added that the productivity of American workers is between 3.2 and 3.4 times higher than that of their Chinese counterparts.

Also, American factories tend to be more automated, which means robots rather than paid workers do many tasks.

Now watch government and bama try to take credit when this is clearly market driven as all businesses SHOULD BE..ergo, NO BAILOUTS..LET THEM FAIL. - JWD - Full Article Source

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04/26/12 - Diet of buckyballs nearly doubles rat lifespan
KeelyNet A recent study French has shown that a diet of buckyballs dissolved in olive extends lifespans in rats.

It now appears that dramatic anti-aging results are associated with dietary ingestion of buckyballs, more properly known as C-60 fullerene.

A recent French study looking for chronic toxicity resulting from ingesting buckyballs dissolved in olive oil found that 10 month old rats who ingested the human equivalent of a tenth of a gram of C-60 buckyballs (which in technical grades cost less than US$10/gram) several times a week showed extended lifespans instead of toxic effects.

All C-60-treated rats survived to at least 59 months, with the oldest surviving to 66 months.

The control group lived for periods ranging from 17 months to 37 months, while an additional group fed only the extra olive oil lived for periods of 36 to 57 months.

For the curious, the olive oil dosage was equivalent to a person adding about eight tablespoons of uncooked olive oil to their daily diet without compensating for the additional calories. Similar results have been reported for mammals held in a state of semi-starvation, but that is obviously not a pleasant lifestyle.

All fullerenes are susceptible to clumping when dissolved in oil, so the preparation of the olive-oil/C-60 solution is rather lengthy. In these tests, 50 mg of C-60 buckyballs were added to 10 ml of virgin olive oil.

These were stirred for two weeks at ambient temperatures with no incident light. Following the stirring, the solutions were centrifuged at 5,000 g for an hour.

The fluid was separated from the precipitate, and was then passed through a 0.25 micron filter. The resulting liquid contained 0.8 mg/ml of C-60 buckyballs. The study was aimed at discovering if a diet of buckyballs has any toxic effects, and the good news is that no toxicity was found. The buckyballs did move throughout the body (including the brain and central nervous system), and even enter individual cells. The ingested C-60 had an elimination half-life from blood of about 10 hours, so was essentially fully eliminated from the body within two days. It is not clear from the report if the C-60 was eliminated from intracellular fluid on that time scale.

Specific studies of the effect of C-60 buckyballs on oxidative stress in the rats were performed by studying the effects of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) injection. Carbon tetrachloride is well known to be poisonous to rats, being highly hepatotoxic (toxic to the liver). It is also associated with delirium and intoxication such as is experienced in the abuse of solvents.

Rats which had been pretreated by water, by olive oil, and by olive oil containing C-60 buckyballs all showed typical signs of intoxication within a few minutes of CCl4 injection. However, while intoxication persisted in the water and olive oil groups for 24 hours, the olive oil and C-60 group emerged from intoxication after only five hours.

In rats experiencing the pretreatment, but unexposed to carbon tetrachloride, autopsy revealed essentially normal livers. In those given a CCl4 injection, however, the livers from rats pretreated with water or olive oil showed important damage - a great deal of inflammation as well as large necrotic areas (dying or dead tissue). In contrast, the livers from rats pretreated with olive oil and C-60 buckyballs showed little damage or CCl4-induced cell death. Biochemical markers of liver damage showed far less elevation in the rats pretreated with olive oil and C-60.

It does appear there is a real physiological effect on metabolic processes, and that oxidative stress in particular is significantly reduced in rats by chronic oral ingestion of an olive oil/C-60 solution.

As oxidative stress is one of the factors usually associated with aging, there may well be a reasonable mechanism for the lifespan extension, especially if excess oxidation within individual cells is prevented by intracellular buckyballs. Will people react to a treatment of this sort with lifespans of 180-200 years? Only time will tell. - Full Article Source

04/26/12 - Glitch in the Matrix
This is really simple but has such an awesome effect. Fill a bucket full of water and place it about 5 feet off the ground.

Place a subwoofer about 1 foot lower than the bucket. Run a plastic tube from the top bucket down in front of the subwoofer. Tape the tube to the front of the speaker.

Then aim the end of the tube to an empty bucket on the floor. Get the water flowing from the top bucket. Now just generate a 24 hz sine wave and set your camera to 24 fps and watch the magic happen.

Basically your cameras frame rate is synced up with the rate of the vibrations of the water so it appears to be frozen or still.

Now if you play a 23 hz sine wave your frame rate will be off just a little compared to the sine wave causing the water to "move backward" or so as it appears. You can play a 25 hz sine wave and cause the water to move slowly foward. - Full Article Source


04/26/12 - Snakes and Islands possible solution to Fusion Barrier
An in-depth analysis by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) zeroed in on tiny, bubble-like islands that appear in the hot, charged gases — or plasmas — during experiments. These minute islands collect impurities that cool the plasma. And it is these islands, the scientists report in the April 20 issue of Physical Review Letters, that are at the root of a long-standing problem known as the “density limit” that can prevent fusion reactors from operating at maximum efficiency.

Fusion occurs when plasmas become hot and dense enough for the atomic nuclei contained within the hot gas to combine and release energy. But when the plasmas in experimental reactors called tokamaks reach the mysterious density limit, they can spiral apart into a flash of light.

“The big mystery is why adding more heating power to the plasma doesn’t get you to higher density,” said David A. Gates, a principal research physicist at PPPL and co-author of the proposed solution with Luis Delgado-Aparicio, a post-doctoral fellow at PPPL and a visiting scientist at MIT’s Plasma Science Fusion Center.

These islands actually inflict double damage, the scientists said. Besides cooling the plasma, the islands act as shields that block out added power. The balance tips when more power escapes from the islands than researchers can pump into the plasma through a process called ohmic heating — the same process that heats a toaster when electricity passes through it. When the islands grow large enough, the electric current that helps to heat and confine the plasma collapses, allowing the plasma to fly apart.

The scientists’ theory represents a fresh approach to the density limit, which also is known as the “Greenwald limit” after MIT physicist Martin Greenwald, who has derived an equation that describes it. Greenwald has another potential explanation of the source of the limit. He thinks it may occur when turbulence creates fluctuations that cool the edge of the plasma and squeeze too much current into too little space in the core of the plasma, causing the current to become unstable and crash.

In early 2011, the topic of plasma islands had mostly receded from Gates’ mind. But a talk by Delgado-Aparicio about the possibility of such islands erupting in the plasmas contained within the Alcator C-Mod tokamak reignited his interest. Delgado-Aparicio spoke of corkscrew-shaped phenomena called snakes that had first been been observed by PPPL scientists in the 1980s and initially reported by German physicist Arthur Weller.

Intrigued by the talk, Gates urged Delgado-Aparicio to read the papers on islands by Rebut and Suttrop. An email from Delgado-Aparicio landed in Gates’ in-box some eight months later. In it was a paper that described the behavior of snakes in a way that fit nicely with the C-Mod data. “I said, ‘Wow! He’s made a lot of progress,’” Gates remembers. “I said, ‘You should come down and talk about this.’”

What most excited Gates was an equation for the growth of islands that hinted at the density limit by modifying a formula that British physicist Paul Harding Rutherford had derived back in the 1980s. “I thought, ‘If Wolfgang (Suttrop) was right about the islands, this equation should be telling us the Greenwald limit,” Gates said. “So when Luis arrived I pulled him into my office.” - Full Article Source

04/26/12 - Aftermath of BP oil spill: mutant seafood
KeelyNet Signs of the impact on the regional ecosystem are ominous: mutated shrimp, fish with oozing sores, underdeveloped blue crabs lacking claws, eyeless crabs and shrimp – and scientists and fishermen point fingers towards BP’s oil as being the cause.

Tracy Kuhns and her husband Mike Roberts, commercial fishers from Barataria, Louisiana, are finding eyeless shrimp.

“At the height of the last white shrimp season, in September, one of our friends caught 400 pounds of these,” Kuhns told Al Jazeera while showing a sample of the eyeless shrimp.

According to Kuhns, at least 50 per cent of the shrimp caught in that period in Barataria Bay, a popular shrimping area that was heavily impacted by BP’s oil and dispersants, were eyeless. Kuhns added: “Disturbingly, not only do the shrimp lack eyes, they even lack eye sockets.” - Full Article Source

04/26/12 - Balloon Kite Hover Forward by Turning Itself Inside Out
This beautiful floating object isn’t quite a kite or balloon, but rather a flying demonstration of a completely new method of moving through the air. As opposed to rotational or linear propulsion, this floating band moves through the air by inversion-driven propulsion. Basically, it turns itself inside out to generate thrust.

It’s comprised of six helium-filled prisms that follow specifications laid out by mathematician Paul Schatz. The prisms are connected with motors that drive the band’s hypnotic motion. This type of propulsion doesn’t have a commercial application at the moment... - Full Article Source


04/26/12 - World May Be Entering Period Of Global Cooling

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The sun may be entering a period of reduced activity that could result in lower temperatures on Earth, according to Japanese researchers.

Officials of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Riken research foundation said on April 19 that the activity of sunspots appeared to resemble a 70-year period in the 17th century in which London’s Thames froze over and cherry blossoms bloomed later than usual in Kyoto.

In that era, known as the Maunder Minimum, temperatures are estimated to have been about 2.5 degrees lower than in the second half of the 20th century. The Japanese study found that the trend of current sunspot activity is similar to records from that period.

The researchers also found signs of unusual magnetic changes in the sun. Normally, the sun’s magnetic field flips about once every 11 years. In 2001, the sun’s magnetic north pole, which was in the northern hemisphere, flipped to the south. - Full Article Source

04/26/12 - Sculpting clay with sound
A group of students at the University of Dundee have created this interesting prototype called Sound Sculpted. The goal was to sculpt clay using sound files drive the sculpting arms. Ideally, you would end up with pieces of art that were unique to each piece of music. As you can see in the video (after the break), they did a pretty good job of building this thing and getting the arms to respond to the music. It is almost hypnotizing to watch.

We can’t help but notice that there is a bit of a design issue. Since the 4 arms are fixed vertically, and the clay spins on the same axis they are able to move on, your variation will be very limited. We think this doesn’t detract from the project, but does offer a large area for improvement. - Full Article Source


04/26/12 - A wind-powered car emerges from a farm in China
Amazingly, it has a giant fan at the front that generates electricity to power its batteries. Tang Zhenping, the proud designer who happens to be a farmer as well, said that his wind-powered car has a range of about 86 miles, reaching speeds up to 140 km/h – quite an impressive feat considering the materials used.

It took him approximately three months to finish the vehicle, costing him 10,000 yuan or about $1,600 along the process. Well, it’s not the world’s first wind car though. But we can tell that the man is proud of his invention.

Also, we think that 140 kilometers per hour, as mentioned by ChinaSmack, is way too fast for this car. Unless he will allow us to do a test drive, we’ll believe it. - Full Article Source


04/26/12 - New York Dairies Deliver Milk in Paper Bottles (May, 1929)

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THE OLD familiar milk bottle which greets the householder on the back stoop every morning bids fair to be replaced by a paper container which has several advantages over the glass bottle.

In the first place, the new container cannot be shattered and it has no glass edges to be chipped off with consequent danger of foreign particles finding their way into the milk.

Instead of a flat cap as on an ordinary bottle, which must be handled with the utmost respect if the bottle opener is not to be drenched with a geyser of milk, the paper container is opened by cutting along a dotted line with a knife.

If the entire contents are not consumed immediately, the top can be folded over and the milk is preserved in sanitary condition.

The paper bottles are less expensive than the glass variety, costing three-fourths of a cent each, while the cost of a glass bottle averages over one, cent for each I time it is used, the average life of a bottle being but four trips before it is broken. - Full Article Source

04/26/12 - In Nothing We Trust
"Ron Fournier and Sophie Quinton write in the National Journal that seven in 10 Americans believe that the country is on the wrong track; eight in 10 are dissatisfied with the way the nation is being governed, only 23 percent have confidence in banks, and just 19 percent have confidence in big business.

Less than half the population expresses "a great deal" of confidence in the public-school system or organized religion. 'We have lost our gods,' says Laura Hansen.

'We've lost it—that basic sense of trust and confidence—in everything.' Humans are coded to create communities, and communities beget institutions. What if, in the future, they don't? People could disconnect, refocus inward, and turn away from their social contract.

Already, many are losing trust. If society can't promise benefits for joining it, its members may no longer feel bound to follow its rules. But history reminds us that America's leaders can draw the nation together to solve problems.

At a moment of gaping income inequality, when the country was turbulently transitioning from a farm economy to a factory one, President Theodore Roosevelt reminded Americans, 'To us, as a people, it has been granted to lay the foundations of our national life.'

At the height of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt chastised the business and political leaders who had led the country into ruin. 'These dark days will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and to our fellow men,' said FDR.

'Restoration calls, however, not for changes in ethics alone. This Nation asks for action, and action now.'" - Full Article Source

04/26/12 - Company Accidentally Fires Entire Staff Via Email
"On Friday, more than 1,300 employees of London-based Aviva Investors walked into their offices, strolled over to their desks, booted up their computers and checked their emails, only to learn the shocking news: They would be leaving the company.

The email ordered them to hand over company property and security passes before leaving the building, and left the staff with one final line: 'I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and wish you all the best for the future.

'This email was sent to Aviva's worldwide staff of 1,300 people, with bases in the U.S., UK, France, Spain, Sweden, Canada, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Finland and the Netherlands.

And it was all one giant mistake: The email was intended for only one individual." - Full Article Source

04/26/12 - Solar Cells That Emit Light Break Efficiency Record
"Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley say they have come up with a counter-intuitive way of making solar cells more efficient--making them emit light.

In a press release the scientists claim to be the first to demonstrate that the better solar cells are at emitting photons (the more LED-like they are), the more efficient they are at generating electricity.

However, 'unlike an LED, the electrons in a solar cell are absorbing photons from an exterior source as well as emitting their own.'"

Unlike an LED, the electrons in a solar cell are absorbing photons from an exterior source as well as emitting their own.

But the emitted photons find it hard to escape the semiconductor's surface due to their narrow escape cone. These trapped photons are likely to be re-absorbed, causing yet another subsequent photon emission. Yablonovitch asserts that the more photons that can be made to escape, the greater the voltage achievable in the cell. How? "Fundamentally, it's because there's a thermodynamic link between absorption and emission," explained team member Owen Miller.

Yablonovitch goes into more detail about this thermodynamic link in a 2011 paper (which, it should be pointed out, has yet to be peer reviewed). Due to "basic thermodynamics," a material that absorbs light must also emit light, to an extent determined by the material's absorptivity. "External photon emission is part of a necessary and unavoidable equilibration process," it explains, "which does not represent loss at all."

Yablonovitch has likened this to maximizing power from a water wheel driven by water from a faucet. In this analogy, the water tank has an open top and is continually filled by rainfall. If the faucet is fully open, the tank will drain too quickly, losing pressure and failing to turn the wheel. With a closed (or almost closed faucet), the pressure in the tank may be high, but the flow of water is insufficient to turn the wheel. The optimal setup is to have the faucet part open so that the water in and out of the tank is balanced and the pressure is equalized. You may be losing water, but the energy output of the water wheel over time is maximized.

The external luminescence from the solar may also be thought of as a gauge of the voltage in the cell. "My preferred way of explaining this is to say that the external luminescence is like a contactless volt-meter in the cell," he told Ars. "To say that we want more external luminescence is like saying we want more voltage." - Full Article Source

04/26/12 - Some Videos Folks recently shared - email links from friends


04/26/12 - Parallels of Abraham Lincoln and Barack Hussein BO

1. Lincoln placed his hand on the Bible for his inauguration. BO used the same Bible.
2. Lincoln came from Illinois. BO comes from Illinois.
3. Lincoln served in the Illinois Legislature. BO served in the Illinois Legislature.
4. Lincoln had very little experience before becoming President. BO had very little experience before becoming President.
5. Lincoln rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his inauguration. BO rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his inauguration.
6. Lincoln was a skinny lawyer. BO is a skinny lawyer.
7. Lincoln was a Republican. BO is a skinny lawyer.
8. Lincoln was in the United States military. BO is a skinny lawyer.
9. Lincoln believed in everyone carrying their own weight. BO is a skinny lawyer.
10. Lincoln did not waste taxpayers' money on personal enjoyments. BO is a skinny lawyer.
11. Lincoln was highly respected. BO is a skinny lawyer.
12. Lincoln was born in the United States. BO is a skinny lawyer.
13. Lincoln was honest, so honest he was called Honest Abe. BO is a skinny lawyer.
14. Lincoln saved the United States. BO is a skinny lawyer.

Amazing, isn't it? - thanks to Norm for sharing this

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04/22/12 - Richard Clem Engine and redesign
Richard Clem built an engine in 1972 that did not run on fossil fuels. This is an exploration of what we know (KeelyNet), some of the likely science, and an offering of a redesign. - Full Article Source


04/22/12 - Print-Out Your Own Drugs at Home?
magine a future where you can just download a drug off the internet and print it out when you need a quick pick-me-up – it’s just become a reality thanks to the marvels of 3D printers. Researchers from Scotland have made their own DIY 3D-printing drugstore and they reckon you’ll be able to use them to print your own drugs right from the comfort of your own home.

From cases for your Raspberry Pi to printing up mini-F1 cars, the possibilities are endless for 3D printers, and they’re not even that expensive any more either. Boffins from the University of Glasgow used a system that cost just £1,250 range to create both organic and inorganic chemicals, which can be combined to form things like cancer drugs.

The researchers are calling the concept “reactionware”, where the compounds are layered one on top of the other like a cake. It’s not until a liquid is applied to the top layer that the reaction takes place forming your drug of choice.

“It’s almost like a layer cake — you print the last reactionary agent first and then build other chemical layers above, finally adding a liquid at the top. The liquid goes to layer one making a new molecule, which goes to the next layer creating another and so on until at the bottom you get your prescription drug out.” - Full Article Source

04/22/12 - Wind turbine condenses 1,000 liters of water daily from desert air

KeelyNet

"Getting access to enough water to drink in a desert environment is a pretty tough proposition, but Eole Water may have solved the problem. It has created a wind turbine that can extract up to 1,000 liters of water per day from the air. All it requires is a 15mph wind to generate the 30kW's of power required for the process to happen. The end result is a tank full of purified water ready to drink at the base of each turbine." - Full Article Source

04/22/12 - Control your Dreams
Two hopeful entrepreneurs have created the Remee, an invention that helps users tap into lucid dreaming by detecting their REM cycle (rapid eye movement) while they sleep, according to a Huffington Post article.

The $80 product helps to identify when you’re in your dream state with a series of flashing lights, reminding dreamers that they’re in a dream, so they can control it.

Lucid dreaming reportedly gives you the dream of your dreams: flying, meeting famous folks, anything that the mind can conceive. - Full Article Source


04/22/12 - Peppers' Ghost Hologram
John Pepper, a British chemist, adapted a technique conceived by fellow Briton Henry Dircks, for use in the theater by the middle of the 19th century. As a result, the technique was named after him.

So here’s how it works: the audience needs to be able to see into the main room, but not into an adjacent hidden room. In the case of the Tupac "hologram," that’s the main stage where a real-life Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre were sharing the limelight.

However, hidden on stage is a piece of glass, where the images can be reflected from and pushed into a target area that makes it seem like a single room. But off to the side, behind the glass, there’s a hidden room that has the original object being projected.

These days, AV Concepts, the San Diego-based company behind the Tupac performance, uses a proprietary Mylar foil, known as Musion Eyeliner, rather than glass. The company said in a press release on Monday that its on-site server "delivered uncompressed media for 3 stacked 1920 x 1080 images, delivering 54,000 lumens of incredibly clear projected imagery."

"For a large piece of glass to support its own weight on the 45-degree angle, it has to be very thick," explained James Rock, a creative director at Musion, a British company that has pioneered this technique, in a 2010 interview with the UK newspaper The Independent. "And that means you get a double image. It was called a Pepper's 'ghost' as the image wasn't very bright when using pre-electric light sources." - Full Article Source


04/22/12 - (Model) Helicopter Physics
If you’ve ever wondered how a helicopter is able to fly, or would just like to see some awesome RC piloting, the four videos after the break should be just the thing!

Although the basic physics of how one works is explained in the last three, one would still be hard pressed to explain how [Carl] is able to fly his RC helo the way he does.

The video has to be seen to be believed or even explained, but one of the simpler tricks involved taking off a few feet, doing a forward flip, and flying off backwards and upside-down!

As explained in detail in the other videos, a helicopter is controlled by something called a swash plate on the main rotor, which in short translates a linear action into a rotational one.

The same thing is done with the tail rotor, but you’ll have to check out the videos after the break for a full explanation! Really ingenious that someone could come up with this analog control system to use before computers were available. - Full Article Source


04/22/12 - Physicists Detect Elusive Orbiton By "Splitting" Electron
"Condensed-matter physicists have managed to detect the third constituent of an electron — its 'orbiton'. Isolated electrons cannot be split into smaller components, earning them the designation of a fundamental particle.

But in the 1980s, physicists predicted that electrons in a one-dimensional chain of atoms could be split into three quasiparticles: a 'holon' carrying the electron's charge, a 'spinon' carrying its spin and an 'orbiton' carrying its orbital location.

In 1996, physicists split an electron into a holon and spinon. Now, van den Brink and his colleagues have broken an electron into an orbiton and a spinon (abstract). Orbitons could also aid the quest to build a quantum computer — one stumbling block has been that quantum effects are typically destroyed before calculations can be performed.

But as orbital transitions are extremely fast, encoding information in orbitons could be one way to overcome that hurdle." - Full Article Source

04/22/12 - Pioneer Anomaly Solved

KeelyNet

"After years of work recovering and analyzing old mission data and vehicle schematics, a just published analysis(Pdf) provides strong evidence for anisotropic thermal radiation being the source of the slowing of the Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft.

The theory isn't new, but the recovered data and new analysis provide solid evidence that at least 80% of the deceleration is accounted for by anisotropic thermal radiation.

Members of The Planetary Society were instrumental in recovering the data and helping fund the analysis. The lesson is, in space, it matters what direction your heat radiating surfaces point." - Full Article Source

04/22/12 - IBM Creates 'Breathing' High-Density Lithium-Air Battery
"As part of IBM's Battery 500 project — an initiative started in 2009 to produce a battery capable of powering a car for 500 miles — Big Blue has successfully demonstrated a light-weight, ultra-high-density, lithium-air battery.

In it, oxygen is reacted with lithium to create lithium peroxide and electrical energy. When the battery is recharged, the process is reversed and oxygen is released — in the words of IBM, this is an 'air-breathing' battery.

While conventional batteries are completely self-contained, the oxygen used in a lithium-air battery comes from the atmosphere, so the battery itself can be much lighter.

The main thing, though, is that lithium-air energy density is a lot higher than conventional lithium-ion batteries: the max energy density of lithium-air batteries is theorized to be around 12 kWh/kg, some 15 times greater than li-ion — and more importantly, comparable to gasoline." - Full Article Source


04/22/12 - Technology Makes It Harder To Save Money
"LiveScience reports that a survey conducted for the American Institute of CPAs reveals that while more than half of U.S. adults believe technology has made it easier to spend money, just three percent think it has made it easier to save.

The research found that Americans who subscribe to digital services spend an average of $166 each month for cable TV, home Internet access, mobile phone service and digital subscriptions, such as satellite radio and streaming video — the equivalent of 17 percent of their monthly rent or mortgage payment.

Those who download songs, apps and other products spend an additional $38 per month. 'Our gadgets and connections can bring benefits like mobility and efficiency,' says Jordan Amin. 'But they can also bring financial challenges, like taking money that could go to savings, for instance, or contributing to credit card debt.'

If facing a financial crunch, Americans would rather change what they eat than give up their cell phones, downloads or digital TV services.

Asked to choose the one action they would most likely take in tight time, 41 percent said they would cut back on eating out, 20 percent said they would cut off cable TV, 8 percent said they would end cell phone service and 8 percent said they would stop downloading songs and digital products." - Full Article Source

04/22/12 - Is Middle Age Evolution's Crowning Achievement?
"Reproductive biologist David Bainbridge writes that with the onset of wrinkles, love handles, and failing eyesight we are used to dismissing our fifth and sixth decades as a negative chapter in our lives.

However recent scientific findings show just how crucial middle age has been to the success of our species and that with the probable existence of lots of prehistoric middle-aged people, natural selection had plenty to work on.

'We lead an energy-intensive, communication-driven, information-rich way of life, and it was the evolution of middle age that supported this,' writes Bainbridge, adding that middle age is a controlled and preprogrammed process, not of decline, but of development. 'When we think of human development, we usually think of the growth of a fetus or the maturation of a child into an adult.

Yet the tightly choreographed transition into middle age is a later but equally important stage in which we are each recast into yet another novel form' — resilient, healthy, energy-efficient and productive.

'The middle aged may not have been able to outrun the prey, but they were really good at working out where it might be hiding and dividing up the spoils afterwards.' Although some critics say that middle age is a construct of the middle aged, Bainbridge asserts that one key role of middle age is the propagation of information.

'All animals inherit a great deal of information in their genes; some also learn more as they grow up. Humans have taken this second form of information transfer to a new level. We are born knowing and being able to do almost nothing.

Each of us depends on a continuous infusion of skills, knowledge and customs, collectively known as culture, if we are to survive. And the main route by which culture is transferred is by middle-aged people showing and telling their children — as well as the young adults with whom they hunt and gather — what to do.'" - Full Article Source

04/22/12 - Beneath Africa, Survey Finds 'Huge' Water Reserves
"Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater.

They argue that the total volume of water in aquifers underground is 100 times the amount found on the surface.

Across Africa more than 300 million people are said not to have access to safe drinking water.

Freshwater rivers and lakes are subject to seasonal floods and droughts that can limit their availability for people and for agriculture.

At present only 5% of arable land is irrigated." - Full Article Source

04/22/12 - Researchers Claim Sex Robots Will Be Future Of Sex Tourism
Are robots the future of prostitution and sex tourism? That’s what two New Zealand researchers claim.

Ian Yeoman, management professor, and Michelle Mars, sexologist, are researchers at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Their work together revolved around the concept of futuristic sex tourism.

The hypothesis? Sex robots would become the leading ladies of sex-for-profit in the seemingly distant year of 2050.

Part of their research involved the hypothetical creation of an Amsterdam sex club called “Yub-Yum,” where robot women create a land rife with “sexual gods and goddesses of different ethnicities, body shapes, ages, languages and sexual features.”

”Robot sex is safer sex, free from the constraints, precautions and uncertainties of the real deal,” the paper said, adding that the robots would be cleaned of fluids and constructed of a bacteria-resistant material to further diminish the chance of sexually transmitted diseases and infections.

“One of the benefits of sex robots is that they remove exploitation of women from the equation, and the sex trade of underage [partners],” Hines added. “Underage women are exploited to meet the desires of others, whereas with the robots, there is no exploitation of anyone.”

Hof said that there is one element – a crucial one, he says – that the robots will never be able to truly replicate for a man.

“The biggest part of the sex experience … is interaction with a woman,” he noted. “He wants to tell her stories, wants her to listen, wants her to act like she cares – a robot’s not going to do that.” - Full Article Source

04/22/12 - New Wearable Feedbags Let Americans Eat More, Move Less
Fast food giant Yum! Brands believes its new feedbags will make it even easier for Americans to constantly be eating. - Full Article Source


04/18/12 - Wireless Power Transmission and Verification
Very exciting apparent proof of Tesla type wireless power transmission. - Full Article Source


04/18/12 - Vibrating magnets for Power
KeelyNet Patent number: 8093869 - Filing date: Dec 3, 2008 - Issue date: Jan 10, 2012 - Inventor: Graham A Gunderson

A ferromagnetic material having non-zero magnetoelasticity, and/or nonzero magnetostriction is driven with vibratory mechanical energy at a frequency producing at least one resonant vibratory mode, by coupling a source of vibratory energy to the ferromagnetic structure.

The ferromagnetic material threads at least one conductive wire or wire coil, and couples to at least one source of magnetic induction, and provides an electrical power output driven by the magnetic induction.

The origin of vibratory energy and the site or sites of magnetic induction are situated at distinct locations, separated by a specific distance not less than ? the fundamental acoustic wavelength.

Various combinations of acoustic wavelength, ferromagnetic material type, and source of vibration produce independent transfer coefficients between acoustic and electromagnetic energy which are either positive, zero, or negative. (Thanks to Norman Wootan for sharing this. Versions of this idea have been mentioned many times in Keelynet discussion lists, so its wonderful to see someone appears to have done it. - JWD) - Full Article Source

04/18/12 - THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take?
THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream -- uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives.

Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future. - Full Article Source


04/18/12 - Effect of light on gravitational attraction

KeelyNet

Louis Rancourt - It is shown in the first part that when a 30° laminar beam of 1.5 W red laser light passes between a freely moving mass on a torsion pendulum and a fixed mass, there is an increase of the attraction between the two masses.

In the second part, when a laminar light beam passes close to a freely moving single mass on a torsion pendulum, the mass will move toward the light beam.

This appears to show gravity is a push...in emails courtesy of Professor Rancourt he provided additional information.

1st email

I am a physics professor at collège Boréal, Sudbury, Ontario. With the help of the college laser, I was able to control gravitational attraction between two 200 g mass (7 ounce) using a laminar laser beam from a 1.5 watt laser.

The results were published in December 2011 in Physics Essays. It takes time for the public to realize it is now possible to block gravity using light. Many applications will come from this method. Any lab with a powerful laser can experiment in blocking gravity.

2nd email

Literature often says we cannot yet block gravity. Now we can do it and it was done many times.

Yes, many experiments with a laminar light beam from a 1.5 watt red laser is able to block part of horizontal push (that we call gravity) and a 200 g mass on a torsion pendulum moves towards the light beam. It was repeated almost 100 times...

And yes, all precautions were taken to rule out any air movement or electric field. At one point, the laser ligth was sent in a close box near the 200 g mass and it still moves toward the 'hiden' ligth because the light ray had block the horizontal push on one side.

3rd email

Yes it is possible to increase weight by sending a laminar light beam under an object. The effect is very small, unless the laser is powerful.

If light is placed above, the pushing gravity from above is reduced and the object will loses weight.

Since gravity push is so small compare to electric field, it is important to shield the system form any static electric field and any alternate current that would cause induce current in the object.

When the light ray was placed in a rectangular mirror box, so that the mobile mass could not 'see' the light, the effect was instantaneous.

The mobile mass was pushed to the mirrors where the light was.

We should verify results published and ignore when electric field is present because it is almost impossible to prove that the results are not from a disturbance from static electricity.

Other separate interesting comments

Instead of blocking gravity, the moving mass was attracted more to the fixed mass.

I realized that what light was blocking did not come from the fixed mass but from space around the masses.

Looking on Internet, I realized that Lesage had proposed to Newton that gravity might be a pushing force instead of an attractive force. This is not taught in physics courses anymore and I was not aware of his theories.

Many more results were consistent with this discovery. That confirms the theory that the cause of gravitation is not an attractive force from matter but a pushing force coming from every directions of space. For an apple falling to the ground, an object like Earth can block some of that pushing force coming from below an apple; the force above the apple is stronger and the apple is pushed toward the ground as if it was attracted by the planet Earth.

Conclusion: The fact that light can block gravitational forces can explain also why the shape of galaxies is like a donut instead of a sphere. Many other physics discrepancies will be explained in the future.

These facts also give us a better understanding of what is gravity; it is the net results of opposing forces. These forces are coming from space in all directions and act on every atom in the universe.

Gravitational force is a fictitious force and this is why we could not unite it with real physical forces like electric force or nuclear force.

Many applications of this discovery will help people. For example, if strong laser beam in a mirror box is placed over a bed ridden patient, the pushing force from above is lesser and the weight of the patient is less; he could cure faster with less bed sores.

The paper giving all the details of these results was published in Physics Essay, December 2011.

Clearly this discovery needs verification and scaling up with more powerful lasers to see if the effect can be increased for tractor type beams. - Full Article Source


04/18/12 - Simplest Perpetual Motion machine
Quite possibly a hoax since no one has verified it, but worth your time to view. Embedding is disabled on the original but I found a clone for here. There could be air or something running it. Be sure to read the comments. - Full Article Source


04/18/12 - NASA Looking For Ideas To Explore Mars
"NASA plans to make another trip to Mars in 2018 for which they want to devise a plan by this summer.

To come up with ideas for this mission, they turn to the public to tackle a few challenge areas.

Participants must submit a brief abstract (no more than two pages) outlining the idea, and indicating in which of the topical areas the idea belongs.

Abstracts are due no later than 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time May 10, 2012." - Full Article Source

04/18/12 - Print Your Own Labware, Catalysts Included
"Chemists have found a way to make reaction vessels perfectly suited to their needs, with 3D printers. From the article: 'Armed with a three-dimensional printer and the type of silicone-based sealant typically used for bathrooms, researchers have demonstrated a novel way to control chemical reactions ...

One vessel was printed with catalyst-laced "ink," enabling the container walls to drive chemical reactions.

Another container included built-in electrodes, made from skinny strips of polymer printed with a conductive carbon-based additive.

The strips carried currents that stimulated an electrochemical reaction within the vessel.'"

using a low-cost 3D printer and open-source design software we produced reactionware for organic and inorganic synthesis, which included printed-in catalysts and other architectures with printed-in components for electrochemical and spectroscopic analysis.

This enabled reactions to be monitored in situ so that different reactionware architectures could be screened for their efficacy for a given process, with a digital feedback mechanism for device optimization.

Furthermore, solely by modifying reactionware architecture, reaction outcomes can be altered. Taken together, this approach constitutes a relatively cheap, automated and reconfigurable chemical discovery platform that makes techniques from chemical engineering accessible to typical synthetic laboratories. - Full Article Source

04/18/12 - Stair Climbing robot
In the event of a zombie apocalypse, popular lore suggests building a moat to protect yourself—in the case of a robot rebellion, climbing a flight of stairs was once thought to do the trick. Not anymore.

PETMAN, a humanoid robot built in 2011 for the Department of Defense's Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), has been modified to climb stairs, as shown in the unsettling video above.

PETMAN aside, Boston Dynamics may be best known for BigDog, the four-legged pack robot that can walk on ice and keep its balance after getting kicked. PETMAN shows some of the same ability to right itself in the video above—and if that's not enough, it can also do push-ups. - Full Article Source


04/18/12 - What would we do if earth was invaded by aliens?
Would all earth join together to fight off an alien attack?

Would our government create another false flag event using aliens as the threat source.

Perhaps with advanced near solid form holograms that would appear as real objects as some speculate were used for the 9/11 planes with little or no wreckage found.

What would we do if earth was invaded by aliens? Could they be preparing the public for a possible false flag attack by a superior Alien war machine? - Full Article Source


04/18/12 - People buying fresh meat
Some reactions from people shopping when they see just how fresh their meat is... - Full Article Source


04/18/12 - Mass Exodus US Oil Refineries
In 2010, there were 149 operable U.S. refineries with a combined capacity of 17.6 million barrels (2,800,000 m3) per day.

Something odd started happening in late 2010-early 2011. The US oil refinery industry quielty announced the closure of numerous US oil refineries.

Many are completely unaware the US ships oil overseas to be processed. We do so as we do not have enough refineries to process the vast amounts here, and we are barred from building anymore refineries.

All refineries perform three basic steps: separation, conversion, and treatment. Pretty simple.

Several reasons include technical and economic factors as to why we ship it overseas to be processed.

1. The crude petroleum is sold to the highest bidder, NOT the nearest bidder.

2. There are different kinds of crude oil, such as sweet/light and dark/heavy. They have different applications and uses.

3. Different kinds of refining processes are needed to make different products from the crude oil. Petroleum is processed to make lots of products other than gasoline, like plastics and asphalt.

4. Politics, unions and the "enviornmentalists".

How many of you are aware Sunoco, ConocoPhillips and The HESS Corp are all closing US oil refineries? Not many, as the media refuses to give this HUGE story coverage.

My guess is that if Americans understood the complete truth to how we are being sold out, and enslaved there just might be the much needed revolution to turn this country around.

Last September, both Sunoco & CP announced plant closing, effecting thousands of workers. Sunoco announced they are completely getting out of the oil industry. Closing up shop. They are done with the US oil industry.

Sunoco is closing it's 2 oil refineries in July 2012 in Philadelphia and Marcus Hook, Pa. Those 2 facilities alone process over 500,000 barrels a day.

Refineries on the East Coast of the US supply 40% of the gasoline sales and 60% of the diesel and other fuel oils.

Of that, HALF that comes from the Sunoco & ConocoPhillps plant closures.

When ConocoPhillips announced that it was closing the Trainer refinery, Willie Chiang, then ConocoPhillips' Senior Vice President of Refining, Marketing, Transportation and Commercial, noted that their decision to sell, like Sunoco's, was based on unfavorable economics caused by a competitive and difficult market environment characterized by "...product imports, weakness in motor fuel demand, and costly regulatory requirements."

They are ALL closing up shop due to gov regulations, union demands and excessive operating costs brought on by the Gov regulations.

Then you have the unions, led by Barry's buddy Leo Gerard saying they will clsoe ALL US oil refineries starting from the east coast to west coast today.

The excessive and costly gov regulations on the US oil refinery market has forced companies to re-evaluate the cost of doing business in the US.

Why have operations in the US where you bleed money via regulations & demands, when you can have refineries built in Columbia, Mexico or Brazil for pennies on the dollar, and less regulations?

It's all business America...nothing personal. Besides.....your gov is giving BILLIONS to Columbia and Brazil to build refineries to process all that oil the US is losing.

We are building up every country on earth, while destroying our own....all in the name of redistribution of wealth. - Full Article Source

04/18/12 - Meat Is the Biggest Waste of Water
KeelyNet Around 90% of the world's total managed water supply is used to grow food. Most of this is completely wasted by irrigating land used to grow crops for livestock rather than food for direct consumption by humans. A staggering one-third of the world's total cereal crop and more than 90% of the world's soya crop is used for animal feed.

The water that it takes to grow all that, plus what it takes to clean away the filth of factory farms, transport trucks and abattoirs, means that the livestock industry is placing a serious strain on our water supply, and not surprisingly, most of the water comes from the countries that have the least.

It takes, on average, 15,500 litres of water to produce one kilogram of beef.

To put this in context, that is the equivalent of 50 baths of water to produce one steak - 15 times more water than is needed to produce one kilogram of wheat.

To produce the diet of a typical meat-eater takes the equivalent of 5,000 litres of water per day - more than enough to water your garden and the gardens of all your neighbours as well.

The most logical way for us to conserve water, land and other resources - and reduce animal suffering - is to kick our meat habit. We can save more water by not eating meat for just a few days than we can by not showering for an entire year.

By going vegan, we'll be able to clean our cars and clear our consciences. - Full Article Source

04/18/12 - Hall-effect Power Generator
KeelyNet Any number of free energy devices as presented operate with a time varying MMF (magneto-motive force) applied across a permanent magnet. Rarely mentioned in discussion is the fact that a time varying MMF applied across a permanent magnet puts that same magnet through a cycle of degaussing that limits the lifetime of the magnet (and free energy device) itself.

A Hall-effect Power Generator can be powered by either a permanent magnet or a field producing DC coil and has no variable MMF used in its operation. Thus, no degaussing of the permanent magnet occurs or, if a coil is used for the magnetic field, no back-voltage is induced in the DC magnetic field supplying coil.

The idea centers around using a magnetic field to induce near-surface currents in a super-conductive ring. This current works to attenuate the magnetic fields' penetration into the superconductor, but the magnetic field does in fact penetrate into the same near-surface region where the DC currents are induced.

These currents and residual magnetic fields are directed normal to each other, and thus result in a Hall-effect voltage which a specific geometry and cell-type construction make available for supplying DC power.

The patent application for this device has been published by the USPTO, although the examination process and standard processing wait continue. I would be interested in the opinions (and the publicity generated) by having interested parties (engineers, scientists, etc.) look at the technology and design and give feedback. My email address is davidboie@yahoo.com, and I should be able to email interested parties a pdf version of the patent application for consideration.

United States Patent Application - 20110241477 - Boie; David Mitchell - October 6, 2011 - Hall Effect Power Generator

Abstract - One or more superconductive cells are connected in series to provide voltage arising from the Hall effect when cooled to superconductor temperatures and immersed in a magnetic field.

The magnetic field causes the Hall-effect voltage to develop across the London penetration depth, normal to the surface of each superconductive cell.

Conductors connect the back side of one cell with the front side of the adjacent cell. Each superconductive cell is at least the thickness of one London penetration depth. - Full Article Source

04/18/12 - Prostate cancer treatment cures nine in ten men
It is hoped the new treatment, which involves heating only the tumours with a highly focused ultrasound, will mean men can be treated without an overnight stay in hospital and avoiding the distressing side effects associated with current therapies.

A study has found that focal HIFU, high-intensity focused ultrasound, provides the 'perfect' outcome of no major side effects and free of cancer 12 months after treatment, in nine out of ten cases.

Traditional surgery or radiotherapy can only provide the perfect outcome in half of cases currently.

Experts have said the results are 'very encouraging' and were a 'paradigm' shift in treatment of the disease.

It is hoped that large scale trials can now begin so the treatment could be offered routinely on the NHS within five years.

Focal HIFU involves careful selection of tumours, as small as a grain of rice, within the prostate gland and targeting them with highly focused ultrasound to heat them and destroy them.

The advantage over previous HIFU and other treatments is that damage to surrounding tissue is minimised, meaning there are far fewer side effects.

In the study published in the journal Lancet Oncology, 41 men were treated with focal HIFU. After 12 months, none were incontinent and one in ten suffered impotence.

The majority, 95 per cent, were free of cancer after 12 months. - Full Article Source


04/18/12 - Major Breakthrough In Nuclear Plasma Fusion
A peer-reviewed scientific study published in the Plasma Journal of Physics confirms that a New Jersey laboratory has just made a major breakthrough in the field of nuclear fusion that could lead to commercial grade garage size fusion generators within the next 5 years.

The scientist have recorded the highest ever magnetic confinement of a fusion fuel burning furnace reaching a temperature of at 1.8 billion degrees in their plasma fusion furnace.

The temperature is high enough to power nuclear fusion of fuels like hydrogen and boron which are called “aneutronic” because the produce now neutrons and can be converted directly into electricity.

According to the lab, the paper, titled “Fusion reactions from >150 keV ions in a dense plasma focus (DPF) plasmoid,” also lays to rest a long-standing scientific controversy with major implications for whether the DPF is a viable source of useful fusion energy.

The team says they have shown conclusively that the majority of fusion reactions in DPF technology comes from confined, circulating ions, and not from a beam of ions just passing through once.

This major breakthrough will allow the team to focus on the next step into making plasma fusion reactors a reality which is the density of the hot regions required to create net energy output.

The team plans to demonstrate the full scientific feasibility on the density issue by the end of the year. - Full Article Source


04/18/12 - Is someone messing with us (or about to)?
Excerpt from the documentary "Crop Circles: Crossovers from Another Dimension"

On August 16, 2001, a crop formation appeared overnight in front of the Chilbolton Radio Observatory in England. It was a clear response to the Arecibo Message which was sent into space by Carl Sagan and NASA in 1974.

It seems impossible that people could have made such large and complex formations so perfectly in the dark of one night. On top of that, scientific analysis of the crops showed that they had not been pushed down with blunt force as you would expect in a man-made design. Rather, the bottom nodes of the stalks had been heated via some form of focused radiation so that they wilted over and strangely, came to rest at a 90 degree angle.

Why would aliens communicate in this way? Crop formations? Ridiculous right?

Well, what would have happened if they had returned the message to SETI or some government agency?

SETI has an official protocol for what to do in the case of an actual response. The protocol is to notify the government, and let them decide what to do.

If the aliens had sent this message to SETI or any government agency, would any of us have ever heard about it?

Maybe they put the message in a field so that everyone could see it. So that the truth couldn't be hidden. And for the sake of limiting confusion, they put it right next to a radio telescope that SETI has in the past used to search for a response! - Full Article Source


04/18/12 - The Real Zimmerman
Worth watching and thinking about. - Full Article Source

04/18/12 - Are periodic mass extinctions driven by a distant solar companion?
KeelyNet A model in which the 26-Myr mass extinction cycle of Raup and Sepkoski (1984) is associated with the orbital period of a solar companion star is investigated.

The required semi-major axis is about 88,000 A.U., or 1.4 light year.

Its highly eccentric orbit (e greater than about 0.9) periodically brings the companion into the dense inner region of the comet cloud where it perturbs the orbits of large numbers of comets, initiating an intense comet shower in the solar system which results in several terrestrial impacts of a period of 100,000 to a million years.

The companion probably has a mass in the black dwarf range of 0.0002 to 0.07 solar masses, depending on its eccentricity and the density distribution of comets in the inner cloud, and is potentially observable in the infrared. (Thanks to Norman Wootan for this headsup. - JWD) - Full Article Source

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04/14/12 - Creating a ‘Ripple in the Force’ of the Power Industry
KeelyNet Working with many early stage inventors, I often have the privilege of seeing some truly remarkable inventions and innovations. A few days ago I was shown a technology that snugly fits into that remarkable category, one that has the potential to radically transform the way cars and other vehicles are powered. In fact, vehicles using this power source will never need to stop and refuel.

I’m not at liberty to explain this technology in detail, but bu using this power source to fuel what is otherwise an electric vehicle, these cars will have 70% fewer moving parts – no ignition, gas tank, oil filter, catalytic converter, or muffler – and in this case, a highly efficient, non-traditional battery that will outlive the life of the rest of the car.

The best part is that it emits as close to zero pollution as we may ever hope to get.

After seeing this stunning new technology I had to take a step back and assess its true potential. It provides tremendous advantages on every front. Easy to manufacture, simple to understand, while being less expensive to build and operate, it has the potential to operate virtually maintenance free for decades.

On the surface it sounds too good to be true, but rest assured, it does exist. It offers a breakthrough tantamount to nuclear fusion.

Existing industries have an employee base, investors, vendors, customers, and users that may consist of millions of people. These are people who are comfortable with where they are today and have formed a natural resistance to change.

This change-resistant population creates a formidable inertia to maintain the status quo. For this reason, even holy-grail technologies like superconductors, cures for cancer, anti-gravity, or human teleportation will go through a somewhat lengthy adoption curve.

In addition to natural resistance, we also see aggressive tactics used to bolster a company’s current position. Welcome to the world of so called free enterprise.

Much like a messy political campaign, well-established companies resort to a number of “dark side” business practices to keep an upstart at bay:

* Discredit the technology

* Discredit the company

* Pose counter-claims

* Use credible people to “say it ain’t so”

* Distract people from the truth

* Discredit the founders

* Use legal maneuvers to keep it tied up in court for decades

The startup power company I referred to above is currently looking for a CEO to help guide their efforts and steer clear of these “dark side” pitfalls. They are looking for someone who has guided a rapid, high-growth company from zero to a billion dollar industry. Only a handful of these wunderkind currently exist.

If an added criteria is that this person has to have done this in the power industry, the number of viable candidates drops to zero.

Up till now, no one has been able to dislodge the existing power structure of the power industry. It is entrenched, ingrained and the infrastructure is in place. But how long will can they hang on to this dominance in the future when companies start thinking outside of the (power) lines?

When will some new technology become the silver bullet that causes the industry giants to collapse? - Full Article Source

04/14/12 - Expect a Flood of Competitions As US Tries To Spur Public Inventions
"When it comes to stirring the brains of genius, a good competition can bring forward some really great ideas. That's the driving notion behind myriad public competitions, or challenges, as they are often labeled, that will take place in the near future sponsored by the U.S. government.

The competitions are increasing by design as part of the $45 billion America Competes Act renewed by Congress last year that gave every federal department and agency the authority to conduct prize competitions, according to the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy."

The Competes act took its impetus from some pretty successful competitive programs already in place from government entities such as NASA, DARPA and the Department of Energy as well as private competition experts at the X Prize Foundation.

The X Prize Foundation last year detailed a top eight list of key challenges that could end up being public competitions in the coming months or years. The eight X Prize concepts or challenges included:

1. Water ("Super 'Brita' Water Prize") - Develop a technology to solve the world's number one cause of death: Lack of safe drinking water.

2. Personal Health Monitoring System ("OnStar for the Body Prize") - Develop and demonstrate a system which continuously monitors an individual's personal health-related data leading to early detection of disease or illness.

3. Energy & Water from Waste - Create and demonstrate a technology that generates off-grid water and energy for a small village derived from human and organic waste.

4. Around The World Ocean Survey - Create an autonomous underwater vehicle that can circumnavigate the world's oceans, gathering data each step of the way.

5. Transforming Parentless Youth - Dramatically and positively change the outcome for significantly at risk foster children, reducing the number of incarcerations and unemployment rate by fifty-percent or more.

6. Brain-Computer Interface ("Mind over Matter") - Enable high function, minimally invasive brain to computer interfaces that can turn thought into action.

7. Wireless Power Transmission - Wireless transmission of electricity over distances greater than 200 miles while losing less than two percent of the electricity during the transmission.

8. Ultra Fast Point-To-Point Travel - Design and fly the world's fastest point-to-point passenger travel system.

One of the driving principles behind the X Prize as well as the Competes challenges not only to win the competition but to be able to take those winning designs and turn them into real products. - Full Article Source

04/14/12 - Using Non-Newtonian Fluids To Fill Potholes
"Non-Newtonian fluids are the stars of high school science demonstrations. In one example, an ooey-gooey batter made from corn starch and water oozes like a liquid when moved slowly. But punch it, or run across a giant puddle of it, and it becomes stiff like a solid. Now, a group of college students has figured out a new use for the strange stuff: filler for potholes."

"So we were putzing around with different ideas and things we wanted to work with—and we were like, what's a common, everyday problem all around the world that everybody hates?" explains 21-year-old team member Curtis Obert. "And we landed on potholes." He and four other students decided on a non-Newtonian fluid as a solution because of its unusual physical properties. "When there's no force being applied to it, it flows like a liquid does and fills in the holes," says Obert, "but when it gets run over, it acts like a solid."

Scientists call liquids that behave like this non-Newtonian because the viscosity, or resistance, of the fluid changes in response to the forces that are applied to it. This is in contrast to Newtonian fluids, which maintain their fluid state regardless of disturbances.

There are plenty of familiar non-Newtonian fluids, says Michael Graham, a chemical engineer not involved in the project who studies non-Newtonian fluid behavior at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Mayonnaise, ketchup, silly putty, and even blood are examples. Although these substances seem very different, Graham points out that they all contain some sort of particle—and the interaction of those particles explains their behavior.

Ketchup and mayonnaise are shear-thinning fluids. When sitting on your counter, they are thick and clumpy and don't flow because the particles have a tendency to stick together at rest, explains Graham. "Ketchup is actually mashed up tomatoes, and it's the little particles of tomato that are interacting with one another and keeping the fluid from moving," he says. "Mayonnaise is droplets of fat that stick together." But pressing on a glob of mayonnaise with a knife or shaking a bottle of ketchup creates shear stresses that disrupt the particles, so the fluids become runnier and more spreadable.

The type of material the students chose is the opposite of ketchup and mayonnaise. It's shear-thickening, meaning that when a shear stress is applied—say by the force of a car tire—it becomes stiffer and resists flowing. That's because the particles slip and slide past each other easily when moved gently, but they get stuck when strong forces are applied. "The harder you push on it, the higher the viscosity gets. If you push it really rapidly, the particles in the corn starch don't have time to rearrange and get around one another and they jam up," says Graham.

When fluid is moving quickly it is said to have a high "shear rate." At relatively low shear rates (i.e. when the fluid is disturbed gently), repulsive forces between the particles prevent them from clumping together and keep them evenly distributed throughout the fluid. However, when the shear forces that push the particles together become larger than the repulsive forces keeping them apart, the particles temporarily cluster together and form small chains called hydroclusters. Unlike individual particles, which can easily move around each other, the hydroclusters get locked in place and can't move, making the fluid temporarily behave like a solid.

The students say a little experimentation was required to get just the right formulation. "By working with different size particles, you can get different viscosities from it," says Obert. What they came up with is a powdered mixture that is stored in specially designed waterproof bags, which are made of a strong fiber like Kevlar lined with silicone. To produce a ready-made pothole patch, city workers would simply add water and seal the bag.

Currently, potholes are repaired by packing them with asphalt, which is messy, smelly, time-consuming, and requires specialized personnel and equipment, says Obert. By contrast, the fluid filled bags can be carried around in the trunks of police cruisers or vans and dropped into potholes on the spot by employees with little training or experience. They would then be covered with black adhesive fabric so that drivers don't perceive them as a hazard. "We definitely don't want people avoiding them," says team member Mayank Saksena.

The students have road-tested their designs on a number of Cleveland's potholes and found that the bags continue to perform well after more than a week of continuous use in high-traffic areas. - Full Article Source


04/14/12 - Nasa plan to 'knock' space junk out of orbit using puffs of gas

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A team from the University of Michigan is investigating a new technology where 'pulses' of gas will be fired into the path of debris.

The technology would increase 'drag' on orbiting space junk, leaving it to plunge downwards into Earth's atmosphere.

The pulses themselves would leave no trace - and the new method also leaves no solid material in orbit.

The proposed new system would be known as the Space Debris Elimination (SpaDE) system - and would aim to remove debris from orbit by firing focused pulses of atmospheric gases into the path of targeted debris.

The research will produce an academic paper and presentation describing the technical results and providing the foundation for future work, to include prototyping, field experiments and ultimately deployment of a SpaDE system. - Full Article Source

04/14/12 - Legal Loophole May Pave Way For Private Ownership Of Outer Space
KeelyNet Rand Simberg, a space policy consultant, laid out his proposal, called the Space Settlement Prize Act in a paper published April 2 by the libertarian think tank The Competitive Enterprise Institute, according to a report by Wired.

In order for the large-scale colonization of space to move forward, governments such as the U.S. would provide "property rights for those who seek to develop space resources and infrastructure," the draft act states. The proposal places the onus of space exploration on private enterprise rather than taxpayer contributions and, if passed, would signal a radical change in the way we think about outer space.

The 1967 Outer Space Treaty prohibits sovereign nations from owning a celestial body -- such as a planet or asteroid -- and has been ratified by 100 countries, including the United States. But the treaty does not explicitly prohibit ownership of space resources by private enterprises. This is the loophole that Simberg's plan would seek to use, and he plans to shop it around on Capitol Hill, according to Popular Science.

In the spirit of American expansion into the old west, Simberg's proposal banks on the assumption that issuing property rights to space resources will create a kind of gold rush that would bring the national economy along for the ride. But with no one to build the wagons -- let alone drive them -- the trail ends where it starts. As yet, there's no destiny to manifest on the final frontier. - Full Article Source

04/14/12 - First ‘printed homes’ coming soon
KeelyNet One construction technology that has great potential for low-cost, customized buildings is “contour crafting — a form of 3D printing that uses robotic arms and nozzles to squeeze out layers of concrete or other materials, moving back and forth over a set path to fabricate a large component.

Structures would be quicker to make, reducing energy and emissions. Using a quick-setting, concrete-like material, contour crafting forms the house’s walls layer by layer until topped off by floors and ceilings that are set into place by the crane.

Other far-reaching opportunities include constructing rapid shelters after natural disasters, operational structures on the moon out of moon dust, and cheap houses for people in impoverished countries.

A natural extension of printing new buildings will be devices that recycle the old ones. Ideally, the old material will be ground up and reformulated into new composites that can be re-printed into whatever is needed.

By replacing our traditional techniques for pouring concrete, 3D printers could be used to print driveways, sidewalks, benches, fences, foundations, and much more.

Small bots will be used to create seamless coatings on the tops of houses. The small army of people needed to reroof a house today will be replaced with a single person who’s job is to place the bot at its initial starting point and make sure there is a consistent supply of material to coat the entire roof.

Walls will no longer need to be flat surfaces. Every wall can be designed with textures, protrusions, and artistic designs to put an end to the dreadful uniformity in our homes today. - Full Article Source

04/14/12 - Stink Bullet - British forces invent new method of crowd control
The British special forces have developed a new bullet filled with a strong and offensive smelling substance, and it will be supplied to the police shortly. It is to replace the old rubber bullet and tea gas .

The new bullet is filled with liquid that has an unpleasant smell, and the formula is top secret. Russian specialists say that the idea of using a substance which has an unpleasant smell to control crowds is not new.

“An attempt had been made to use mercaptan, which has an unpleasant smell, but there was one problem - after the use of the substance to disperse crowds, the area cannot be used for a long time afterwards because the smell of the agent takes a long time to clear up.

If British scientists have managed to develop a substance with a strong and unpleasant smell for crowd control, that evaporates quickly after use, it is kudos to them. Precisely for dispersing crowds where the use of physical force is unjustified”, Maxim Popenkov said.

Such a substance may have side effects, or trigger an allergic reaction, but the police can use it to control unlawful assemblies or demonstrations. However, experts doubt the effectiveness of the smelling bullet. Protesting demonstrators have found a way of neutralizing the effects of tear gas, and they will probably do the same to the smelling bullet, says Vladimir Sherbakov.

“Their clothing may smell but they can discard it. The new bullet may be useful in Britain, but such a bullet will be useless to control crowds like those on the Takhir Square. The smelling bullet may help in the control of teenage demonstrations. The public in the West frown on the use of rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse crowds”, said Vladimir Sherbakov. - Full Article Source

04/14/12 - Storage innovation expands horizons of compressed air energy
KeelyNet A University of Minnesota invention could help make storage of solar and wind energy more efficient and economical. The invention was licensed to SustainX, a leading global developer of grid-scale energy storage solutions that use patented isothermal compressed air methods to store large amounts of energy cleanly and economically.

“A lot of renewable energy sources, like wind and solar, are unpredictable. The wind doesn’t always blow, and the sun doesn’t always shine. With economical bulk energy storage, one can really stabilize these energy sources, which makes them more predictable and more reliable,” said Perry Li, inventor and mechanical engineering professor in the College of Science and Engineering.

SustainX is developing isothermal (or near-constant temperature) compressed air energy storage (CAES) systems that provide bulk energy storage capacity while reducing carbon emissions and increasing the reliability of the electric grid.

The conventional method of compressed air energy storage depends on the use of underground caverns, which greatly limits their available locations and practical use. The SustainX solution uses pipe-type air storage, which makes it possible to store energy virtually anywhere. - Full Article Source

04/14/12 - Timing treatments to body's Immune Cycle
ImmunAid Pty. Ltd. was incorporated in 2001 with the specific mission of focusing on new pioneering concepts in the treatment of disease, based on monitoring the immune cycle of each individual patient and then determining the optimal time to deliver treatment to that patient.

The original concept was developed by inventor Martin Ashdown, who postulated that the immune system switches itself "on and off" in a continuous, repeating cycle in patients with certain diseases, including auto-immune disease, and that treatment should be timed to support the body's own efforts to fight off such disease. Subsequently, Ashdown expanded his concept to include cancer and also degenerative diseases.

The Mayo Clinic is currently conducting a clinical trial to further assess the influence of timed delivery of conventional chemotherapy for patients with cancer (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier NCT01328535). Several hospitals and universities in Australia have conducted trials into the ImmunAid concepts on cancer and also certain other diseases, including multiple sclerosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Dr. Svetomir Markovic, chair of the Melanoma Group at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, has said, "The discovery of the regulated immune response cycle in cancer patients is potentially of immense clinical significance with profound public health implications."

Professor Brendon Coventry, a senior surgical consultant and practising surgeon at Royal Adelaide Hospital, has conducted clinical trials over several years into the ImmunAid concepts. He says, "Treatments 'randomly' given without consideration to a patient's immune cycle explains why some patients achieve a complete recovery and others do not."

ImmunAid Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Mervyn Jacobson, explains: "Once we realized this immune cycle is real and measurable, we postulated that the administration of chemotherapy and other anti-cancer therapies should be timed to work with each individual patient's immune system to attack that specific cancer in that specific patient. The results then spoke for themselves." - Full Article Source

04/14/12 - Static Flow of Water using camera Frame Rate
You know you can ‘freeze’ drops of water in mid-air by flashing a LED at the right time, right? Well, according to this video you don’t even need a strobing light; just use the frame rate of the camera. Much cooler if you don’t know how it works, in our humble opinion. - Full Article Source


04/14/12 - Magical Thinking Is Good For You
KeelyNet "Natalie Wolchover says even the most die-hard skeptics among us believe in magic.

Humans can't help it: though we try to be logical, irrational beliefs — many of which we aren't even conscious of — are hardwired in our psyches.

'The unavoidable habits of mind that make us think luck and supernatural forces are real, that objects and symbols have power, and that humans have souls and destinies are part of what has made our species so evolutionarily successful,' writes Wolchover. 'Believing in magic is good for us.'

For example, what do religion, anthropomorphism, mysticism and the widespread notion that each of us has a destiny to fulfill have in common? According to research by Matthew Hutson, underlying all these forms of magical thinking is the innate sense that everything happens for a reason. And that stems from paranoia, which is a safety mechanism that protects us.

'We have a bias to see events as intentional, and to see objects as intentionally designed,' says Hutson. 'If we don't see any biological agent, like a person or animal, then we might assume that there's some sort of invisible agent: God or the universe in general with a mind of its own.'

According to anthropologists, the reason we have a bias to assume things are intentional is that typically it's safer to spot another agent in your environment than to miss another agent.

'It's better to mistake a boulder for a bear than a bear for a boulder,' says Stewart Guthrie. In a recent Gallup poll, three in four Americans admitted to believing in at least one paranormal phenomenon. 'But even for those few of us who claim to be complete skeptics, belief quietly sneaks in.

Maybe you feel anxious on Friday the 13th. Maybe the idea of a heart transplant from a convicted killer weirds you out. ... If so, on some level you believe in magic.'" - Full Article Source

04/14/12 - Fracking Tied to Unusual Rise in Earthquakes in U.S.
A spate of earthquakes across the middle of the U.S. is “almost certainly” man-made, and may be caused by wastewater from oil or gas drilling injected into the ground, U.S. government scientists said in a study.

Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey said that for the three decades until 2000, seismic events in the nation’s midsection averaged 21 a year. They jumped to 50 in 2009, 87 in 2010 and 134 in 2011.

The earthquakes were “fairly small,” and rarely caused damage, Hayes said.

He said not all wastewater disposal wells induce earthquakes, and there is no way of knowing if a disposal well will cause a temblor.

Last month, Ohio officials concluded that earthquakes there last year probably were caused by wastewater from hydraulic fracturing for natural gas injected into a disposal well.

In hydraulic fracturing -- or fracking -- water, sand and chemicals are injected into deep shale formations to break apart underground rock and free natural gas trapped deep underground. Much of that water comes back up to the surface and must then be disposed of.

The area studied included a swath of the country running from Ohio to Colorado and Oklahoma, the study said. - Full Article Source

04/14/12 - How Solar Panels are made
This is from the comment section;

Did you know?

The cost of manufacturing 1 solar panel is $30

The retail price for 1 solar panel is $300

This gap makes solar panels pay back their cost in 10 years

There is no way people will go for it now

The only solution is to build your own solar panel using solar cells - Full Article Source


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04/11/12 - Elon Musk on making life multi-planetary
KeelyNet Do you see a space-faring civilization as a way of defending humanity against a catastrophe on Earth?

Absolutely. We would be backing up the biosphere.

We wouldn't just be preserving humanity, we would be preserving much of life.

It is certainly possible for some calamity to come along — as we see in the several major extinction events in the fossil record.

Humanity has obviously developed the means of destroying itself, so I think we need planetary redundancy to protect against the unlikely possibility of natural or man-made Armageddon.

It is important that we take action now to make life multi-planetary, because this is really the first point in the 4-billion-year history of Earth that it has been possible.

That window of possibility will hopefully be open for a long time, but it may only be open for a short time. That's why I think urgent action is required on making life multi-planetary.

Rockets will work but be dangerous, costly and slow. He needs to fund alt science for true gravity control projects. - JWD - Full Article Source

04/11/12 - Photoacoustic Imaging Uses Sight, Sound For Cancer Detection
"A new imaging technique combines light and sound to create detailed, color pictures of tumors deep inside the body.

It's hoped the technology, called photoacoustic tomography, will help doctors diagnose cancer earlier than is now possible and to more precisely monitor the effects of cancer treatment — all without the radiation involved in X-rays and CT scans or the expense of MRIs.

By combining sounds and light, the technology can penetrate the body's tissues to visualize tumors at depths never before possible."

Photoacoustic imagery brings together the best of both worlds — light and sound. It converts light absorbed by soft tissues in the body into sound waves, which easily penetrate tissues. The tissue to be imaged is then irradiated by a nanosecond-pulsed laser at an optical wavelength.

Absorption of light by molecules beneath the surface creates a thermally induced pressure jump that launches sound waves, which are measured by ultrasound receivers at the body’s surface and reassembled to create what is, in effect, a photograph.

Photoacoustic images have a much higher contrast than X-ray images because there are many highly colored molecules in the body that naturally serve as contrast agents. These include hemoglobin, which changes color as it gains or loses oxygen, but also melanin, the pigment that makes moles dark, and DNA, which in its condensed form in the cell nucleus is darker than the cell cytoplasm.

With a little help from organic dyes or genes engineered to express colorful products, photoacoustic tomography can also image tissues, such as lymph nodes, that would otherwise blend in with their surroundings.

“Every issue of every top journal publishes exciting lab discoveries, but only a tiny fraction of them are ever translated into clinical practice,” he says. “My hope is that photoacoustic tomography can help translate microscopic lab discoveries into macroscopic clinical practice.” - Full Article Source


04/11/12 - Hybrid Car Owners Not Likely To Buy Another Hybrid
KeelyNet "A new study has found that people who purchased a hybrid car in the past are not likely to buy a hybrid for their next car purchase.

'Only 35% of hybrid vehicle owners chose to purchase a hybrid again when they returned to the market in 2011, according to auto information company R.L. Polk & Co. If you factor out the super-loyal Toyota Prius buyers, the repurchase rate drops to under 25%.'

The study also found Florida drivers to be a bit more loyal to the hybrid segment than elsewhere in the country. 'It's hard to know what's causing the low repurchase rate.

One reason is that about 17,000 people purchased electric cars last year, and other data shows that many of those were trading in a hybrid vehicle.

Honda has been hounded by high-profile class-action and small claims court lawsuits over fuel economy issues with older models of its Civic hybrid. ... Hybrid vehicles represent just 2.4% of the overall new vehicle market in the U.S., according to Polk, down from a high of 2.9% in 2008.'" - Full Article Source

04/11/12 - New Zealand Developers Hackable Open Source Code For Electric Cars
KeelyNet "New Zealand electric racecar developer Greenstage is close to finishing an open source project called 'Tumanako,' which would allow owners of electric cars and motorcycles to tweak the code in their vehicles.

Electric vehicle gearheads grouse about proprietary code that keeps current, torque and speed within very conservative limits.

'In racing, you need the system to push all those parameters to the limits.

You only need the system to survive until just past the finish line,' says Bill Dube, the owner of the record-setting KillaCycle.

Open source code could also be used to build any type of electric vehicle, from cars and submarines to motor-launched aerial gliders, from scratch. It's like Linux for your Chevy Volt." - Full Article Source

04/11/12 - Mind, Matter, Flight
I've been pondering about biolevitation and how it might relate to this idea of superconducting diamagnetic water as posted at;http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/KeelyNet_Interact/message/1723

This leads me to believe the mind could possibly focus thought with such intensity that it could intensify the field strength of the diamagnetic properties of its 98% water constitution for temporary flight.

As opposed to ingestion of a powder or drink which would suffuse throughout the body liquids to provide diamagnetic lift.

That too means you could basically set the LEVEL at which you wished to 'float' in the air based on your body weight, the earths magnetic field intensity in that area and the amount of the diamagnetic superconducting material you ingest.

So perhaps a glass of the fluid would effectively reduce the 'weight' of your body down to 15-30 pounds or so....letting you bound along like a tethered balloon as in the negative gravity story.

While a gallon would be enough to fully offset your 'weight' and cause you to find a level above the surface of the earth which your body would always seek because the magnetic forces are balanced...like LaGrange points in space, where gravity fields cancel; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagrangian_point

The Lagrange points mark positions where the combined gravitational pull of the two large masses provides precisely the centripetal force required to rotate with them.

And of course by taking more, it could throw you off the planet into space...

Since everything seeks equilibrium, the diamagnetic repulsion of the water in the body from both north and south fields, would cause the entire body to be repelled from the earths magnetic field lines to a height where the fields balance out.

KeelyNet One final thought...Keely discovered what he called the 'sympathetic attendant'...it is an extension of the nerve force of the body into surrounding mass...like a ghostly thread that lets you extend your senses, meaning bidirectionality of the signals so that you could actually feel heat or sensation, like some kind of natural bio tactile scanner...

Much like with electronics...if you can detect a signal, you can project a signal....in the hysterical state oscillators amplify and amplifiers oscillate so there must be a balance of sensibility (reaction to sensation) for accurate feedback and control; http://keelynet.com/keely/airship1.htm

Unthinking people scoff and laugh at the idea of mind over matter...and yet, the body disproves this with every breath. The mind sends out controlling signals and energy to the body, telling all the organs to work, what they should do, when they should do it, when we should breathe, run, move or rest.

All done by these SYMPATHATIC ATTENDANTS of extended nerve forces which course through our bodies....and yet...according to Keely this force can be sent outside the body to communicate and even control other bodies...

that the planets and basically anything that exists has a consciousness which carries with it the ability to scan and change its environment by virtue of projecting this sympathetic attendant so that it allows the mind to express (project) its WILL into nascent matter.

The mind naturally extrudes these multiplexed sympathetic attendants like tentacles and by concentrated will force causes the accumulation of the building blocks of life into all that we are and then allows us to control matter with our mind force.

My point here is by the WILL of the mind, we can cause the sympathetic attendants to concentrate energy to change the properties of matter....meaning, it might be possible to greatly INTENSIFY and use the natural diamagnetic effect of water to produce levitation at will.

No one since Keely has researched such things because so few understand his self-made terminology trying to describe what he was seeing and experiencing in his experiments.

Today, we have only got to the level of a possible 'Ghost in the Machine'...when that ghost could well be us.

Look at the experiments of John Hutchison with his Poltergeist like phenomena; http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_astralplane02.htm

Where seemingly random discharges of AC and DC produce bizarre physical effects (levitation, throwing things, changing mass properties, etc.)...like an electrical creature being born and sending out 'sympathetic attendants' of energy to scan and learn from its environment.

What if we could learn to focus our minds into some kind of altered consciousness state (ideally running in the background so we could be doing other things)...that would allow us to concentrate our will and direct it to massively increase the diamagnetic characteristic of the water within our body....like the floating Dutch frogs.

We should be able to set it to any level of intensity we wished...do you wish to just bound along the ground by simple weight loss (negative gravity) or do you jump many feet at a time (lung gom pa) or do you wish to be thrown up into the clouds to fly (the floating wonder)?

People will tell you the magnetic field strength of the earth is not sufficient to provide lift of use.

KeelyNet Well that depends on what you are throwing at it. Years ago, I received a paranoid call from a guy in Atlanta wanting to know if I knew of any small power suppy....it seems this fellow had built a 3 foot sphere which he powered from the wall socket...it created a magnetic field so focused and so strong that he could fly the sphere around in his backyard...

The problem was heating...the power cable would become almost red hot so he'd have to shut'r'down and let it cool off if he made it before it burned up.

I had nothing for him at the power levels he needed...a few months later he called me back and said now he wanted to build a 6 foot UNTETHERED sphere in which he could fly around but again could not find a power supply that he could take with him...that was the last I heard from him.

There is another fellow who has a similar design....years ago he was using superconducting wire for the coils in his magnetic sphere device.

When supercooled, the sphere would shoot off into space and thats that.

This inventor was approached by many tirekicker troll types wanting to see PROOF of his claim...so the inventor would scrounge up the money to build another sphere (roughly $5,000) and they'd meet on a deserted beach....the inventor would saturate the sphere in liquid nitrogen and whoosh...the sphere would shoot off into space.

Repelling against?....you got it, the earths magnetic field. - Full Article Source


04/11/12 - Latin American leaders to discuss ending the war on drugs
KeelyNet Prohibition has failed and an alternative system must be found. “Our proposal as the Guatemalan government is to abandon any ideological consideration regarding drug policy (whether prohibition or liberalisation) and to foster a global intergovernmental dialogue based on a realistic approach to drug regulation. Drug consumption, production and trafficking should be subject to global regulations, which means that drug consumption and production should be legalised, but within certain limits and conditions.”

The decision by Pérez Molina to speak out is seen as highly significant and not without political risk. Polls suggest the vast majority of Guatemalans oppose decriminalisation, but Pérez Molina’s comments are seen by many as helping to usher in a new era of debate. They will be studied closely by foreign policy experts who detect that Latin American leaders are shifting their stance on prohibition following decades of drugs wars that have left hundreds of thousands dead.

Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderón, has called for a national debate on the issue. Last year Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s president, told the Observer that if legalising drugs curtailed the power of organised criminal gangs who had thrived during prohibition, “and the world thinks that’s the solution, I will welcome it”. - Full Article Source

04/11/12 - Want sweet dreams? Now there's an app for that
Scientists have invented a phone app they claim lets you create your perfect dream, by playing a ‘soundscape’ that subliminally influences the sleeping mind. Users can take their pick from peaceful rural settings, busy street scenes, or even dramatic adventures set in space.

The app, called Dream: ON, is free and can be downloaded by iPhone users from today. An Android version is planned for later in the year.

Before going to bed, the user selects the time they want to wake up and chooses their ideal dream scenario. They then put their phone face down on the mattress – ideally close to their head – and it uses a motion sensor to detect when the sleeper is dreaming.

During the night, we pass through cycles made up of three different stages of sleep. During deep and light sleep, the first two stages, we are restless in bed.

But during rapid eye movement, or REM sleep – the time in which we dream – the brain paralyses the body so we don’t act out our dreams and harm ourselves. The app waits until the last period of REM sleep before the chosen waking time, then plays the soundscape.

Once this dreaming sleep is over, the app wakes up the user within a minute to increase the chances of them remembering the dream. They are invited to record their dream and submit a description into an online database.

Some of the soundscapes are designed to encourage ‘lucid dreaming’, where the sleeper is aware they are dreaming and can influence what happens. - Full Article Source

04/11/12 - Wireless door alarms protect your stuff from afar
KeelyNet [Webby] had a friend named [Steve], and as the story goes [Steve] had a few storage sheds on his property that were prone to break-ins.

While the doors were all fitted with a lock, wooden doors are only so strong, and are easy fodder for intruders bearing crowbars and the like. [Steve] was looking for a good way to know when people were poking their heads where they don’t belong, so he rigged up a set of simple alarms that let him know when it’s time to break out the shotgun.

On each of the shed doors, he installed a small IR proximity sensor wired up to a PIC12F675 microcontroller. The PIC is is connected to the “call” button a medium range wireless radio, so that whenever the IR sensor detects that the door is ajar, the PIC triggers an alert on the base unit.

The solution is simple, which we figure also makes it pretty reliable – nice job! - Full Article Source

04/11/12 - Company Designs "Big Brother Chip"
"Here comes a chip that can pinpoint you in-door and out, it can even tell others on which floor of a building you are located. It's the Broadcom 4752 chip.

It takes signals from global navigation satellites, cell phone towers, and Wi-Fi hot spots, coupled with input from gyroscopes, accelerometers, step counters, and altimeters.

The company calls abilities like this 'ubiquitous navigation,' and the idea is that it will enable a new kind of e-commerce predicated on the fact that shopkeepers will know the moment you walk by their front door, or when you are looking at a particular product, and can offer you coupons at that instant."

Scott Pomerantz, vice president of the GPS division at Broadcom, counters that "the big [mobile] operating systems all have a strategy in place" to create their own Wi-Fi databases. Pomerantz isn't allowed to name names, but one of Broadcom's biggest customers is Apple, which previously used Skyhook for location services in its iPhone but now employs its own, Apple-built location system.

At least one feature of Broadcom's new GPS chip is entirely forward-looking, and integrates data from a source that is not yet commercially deployed: Bluetooth beacons. (Bluetooth is the wireless standard used for short-range communications in devices like wireless keyboards and phone headsets.)

"The use case [for Bluetooth beacons] might be malls," says Pomerantz. "It would be a good investment for a mall to put up a deployment—perhaps put them up every 100 yards, and then unlock the ability for people walking around mall to get very precise couponing information."

"The density of these sensors will give you even finer location," says Charlie Abraham, vice president of engineering at Broadcom. "It could show you where the bananas are within a store—even on which shelf there's a specific brand." - Full Article Source

04/11/12 - US Carriers Finally Doing Something About Cellphone Theft
"In a move that is so long overdue that it boggles the mind, the FCC and the four largest cellular providers in the U.S. state that they will be joining forces to combat cell phone theft.

From the article: 'Over the next six months, each of the four operators is expected to put in place a program to disable phones reported as stolen and within 18 months the FCC plans to help merge them into a central database in order to prevent a phone from being used on another carrier's network.'" - Full Article Source

04/11/12 - Official Details For the DARPA Robotics Challenge
KeelyNet "The DARPA Robotics Challenge is offering tens of million of dollars in funding to teams from anywhere in the world to build robots capable of performing complex mobility and manipulation tasks such as walking over rubble and operating power tools.

It all will culminate in an audacious competition with robots driving trucks, breaking through walls, and attempting to perform repairs in a simulated industrial-disaster setting. The winner takes all: a $2 million cash prize."

DARPA says there’s a pressing need to improve robots that can help in natural or man-made disasters. Rather than specialized robotic systems designed for operating in particular situations, the goal of the new program is to develop robots capable of navigating human environments and relying on tools and vehicles designed for people.

“It’s all about adaptability—what’s the most adaptable system that can be used during that first day or two of the disaster when you have a chance to reduce the scope of the disaster by taking action,” Dr. Gill Pratt, the DARPA program manager who’s organizing the challenge, told IEEE Spectrum. "That’s what the challenge is about."

DARPA specifically mentions the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident as an example of a disaster that would have benefited from more capable robots. In fact, the scenario DARPA is planning for the final competition closely resembles the dramatic events that unfolded in the first 24 hours at Fukushima, when human workers attempted but ultimately failed to fix one of the crippled reactors. - Full Article Source

04/11/12 - Best Buy Scans Drivers License For Returns
"A customer with a defective Blu-Ray disc returns to the Best Buy store where he purchased it. After having his driver's license scanned into the system, he is now banned from returning/exchanging goods for 90 days.

This is becoming one of the latest practices big-box stores are using to limit fraud and abuse of the return system — for example, the people who buy a giant TV before the big game and then return it on Monday.

Opponents feel this return-limiting concept has this gone too far, including the harvesting of your personal data." - Full Article Source

04/11/12 - Self-Prescribed Fecal Transplant Saves Canadian Man's Life
A man in Canada who suffered from a bacterial infection known as Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile, since undergoing routine surgery 18 months ago, took drastic measures to save his life with a self-injected fecal transplant. It's becoming more common and is done by enema or through a tube in the nose.

The man, who spoke to the paper on the condition they would not reveal his name, said he was so frustrated and ill that he decided to get rid of the infection once and for all by giving himself an enema last Friday using feces belonging to his cousin that had been tested for other infections and parasites.

"It’s a nasty topic to discuss, but fecal transplants work, and I was not ready to wait any longer," the man told the paper.

Want to know how he did it? Here's the straight poop. Basically, he mixed the stool with water and flushed it into his nether regions using an enema, Gizmodo reported.

Treating medical patients with feces sounds, well, facetious, but some doctors think it's not such a crappy idea.

In fact, in September 2010, the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology published research suggesting that poop transplants could help patients suffering from the nasty clostridium difficile bug, which patients are increasingly catching in hospitals and nursing homes, according to AOL News.

"At the moment, it's a treatment of last resort," Brandt told AOL News. "But it's very efficient, with a cure rate of 90 percent for first-time users. Plus, it's safe with no adverse effects, and it's fast, sometimes solving the problem within hours." - Full Article Source



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04/08/12 - Google's Search for Clean Energy
KeelyNetDo you see the box they are stuck in? Solar, wind and orthodox approaches won't cut it. - JWD Google once brashly believed that its engineers could invent a solution to the world's energy problems. These days, the company has a new strategy: finance less risky clean-energy projects where it can actually make an impact.

Last year, Google invested more than ever in renewable power, spending $880 million to underwrite conventional clean-energy projects such as solar panels on California rooftops. But that isn't the role the company envisioned for itself in 2007, when cofounder and current CEO Larry Page declared that it would get into energy research directly, intending to "rapidly" invent cheap ways to generate "renewable electricity at globally significant scale."

Google believed its creativity and innovation would make the difference. It created an in-house plan to wean the United States off fossil fuel in 22 years. It posted jobs for engineers who could speed up design of renewable-energy projects and put a team to work improving the heliostat, a mirrored device that focuses the sun's rays to make thermal energy. Its philanthropy arm, Google.org, began investing in startups with far-out ideas.

Last November, however, Google killed the program, known as RE cheaper than C (for renewable energy cheaper than coal), along with several other endeavors that hadn't had the desired results. Other companies, Google said, were in a better position to advance specific energy technologies.

The truth was Google's eclectic bets on potentially disruptive energy innovations never got very far. Take PowerMeter, another canceled project. The software was meant to help homeowners monitor their energy use. Energy entrepreneur Kurt Brown says it had a major flaw: "Their interface was for nerds. It was something mostly a smart Googler would be intrigued by."

The cancelled plans show the hazards of believing that success in computing—where products can take days to prototype—can carry over to energy. "The IT attitude is great when combined with humility with what is possible," says Jonathan Koomey, an expert on the environmental effects of computing at Stanford University. "But if you think you are going to overhaul the whole energy industry overnight, just because you did it in software—that is false, that is hubris."

They made a basic mistake, they CANNOT THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. All that money and effort thrown away...imagine what I and my associates could DO with just a portion of that much money, directed to hundreds of alt science projects? It only takes one of them to pan out and everyone would be all over this kind of research. - JWD - Full Article Source

04/08/12 - Battery-Powered Plasma Flashlight Makes Short Work of Bacteria
KeelyNet "An international team of scientists has created a handheld, battery powered device that has been shown to effectively rid skin of bacteria in an instant by blasting it with plasma.

The plasma flashlight, which shouldn't be confused with a plasma torch that will damage much more than bacteria if used on the skin, could provide a convenient way for paramedics and military personnel to deal with harmful bacteria in the field.

The self-contained device is powered by a 12 V battery and doesn't require any external gas feed or handling system.

The plume of plasma it generates is between 20-23C (68-73.4F), so it won't damage the skin.

It is also fitted with resistors to stop it heating up and becoming too hot to touch.

Its creators say it can also be easily manufactured at a cost of less than US$100 per unit."

In an experiment carried out by the scientists, the plasma flashlight effectively inactivated thick biofilms of Enterococcus faecalis, a bacterium that often infects the root canals in dental treatments and is highly antibiotic- and heat-resistant.

Created by incubating the bacteria for seven days, the biofilms consisted of 17 different layers of bacteria. After treating each biofilm with the plasma flashlight for five minutes, the plasma was found to penetrate deep into the very bottom layer and inactivate the bacteria.

While plasma has previously been shown to effectively kill bacteria and viruses on the surface of the skin and water, the exact mechanism behind this is still not understood.

Ultraviolet radiation has been theorized as a reason, but the jet created by the plasma flashlight is low in UV radiation, which adds to the safety of using the device on a person’s skin. The reactions between the plasma and the surrounding air has also been suggested as another possibility. - Full Article Source

04/08/12 - MIT's Gloomy Prediction: 'Global Economic Collapse' By 2030

KeelyNet

"A new study from researchers at Jay W. Forrester's institute at MIT says that the world could suffer from 'global economic collapse' and 'precipitous population decline' if people continue to consume the world's resources at the current pace.

The study's researchers created a computing model to forecast different scenarios based on the current models of population growth and global resource consumption, different levels of agricultural productivity, birth control and environmental protection efforts.

Most of the computer scenarios found population and economic growth continuing at a steady rate until about 2030. But without 'drastic measures for environmental protection,' the scenarios predict the likelihood of a population and economic crash."

What will save us? New alt science technology that includes new energy generators/converters that do not require combustion but convert energy or thrust directly from gravity, magnetism, cosmic/earth energy, gravity control to allow an increase or decrease in 'weight and inertia' of local mass and ways to heal and rejuvenate the body for those who can see.

You'll have all your money, your toys, your big house with cars/trucks/rec vehicles, your electronics and all those things you think you can't live without but little or no food, no support network, no essential services like utilities, etc...enjoy what you help to create with your self-centered greed, hedonism and shortsighted thinking from this day forward. - JWD

We need a new way forward, one that doesn't depend upon now defunct ideas like progress or growth or advancement or other similar ideas. Instead, as Bill McKibben put it in his excellent book Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, we need a new vocabulary, one with words like durable that convey what we really need: to weather the storm of the reversal of growth as our bills from our overshoot come due.

This is a conversation that we need to start having. The growth & durability of our nation depends upon it. - Full Article Source

04/08/12 - Majority of Landmark Cancer Studies Cannot Be Replicated
KeelyNet "During a decade as head of global cancer research at Amgen, C. Glenn Begley identified 53 'landmark' publications — papers in top journals, from reputable labs — for his team to reproduce.

Begley sought to double-check the findings before trying to build on them for drug development.

Result: 47 of the 53 could not be replicated.

He described his findings in a commentary piece published on Wednesday in the journal Nature (paywalled) . ...

But they and others fear the phenomenon is the product of a skewed system of incentives that has academics cutting corners to further their careers." - Full Article Source

04/08/12 - Onions and Precious Metals

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The theory he (David Hudson) postulates is that in precious metals, they coexist like skins of an onion and that by successive heating, it will vaporize away the lower heat elements.

That these can be successively recovered so that from a sample of silver you could product tens of thousands of dollars in value by collecting all the elements 'embedded' within the silver.

KeelyNet The key was this Russian mass spectrometry method which is supposed to prove this claim by using extended burns of up to 300 seconds, where roughly every 15 seconds a different element would appear.

When I asked David about it, he compared it to the cooling system in a car engine...that water flows through the radiator and cooling coils to keep the engine from burning up...as long as you keep it within a working temperature range (or lower), the engine is not damaged...but exceed that temperature range and the water boils off and the engine burns up.

Now the Russians use these temperature ranges to reveal the varous elements as the prior ones boil off, just like peeling an onion.

Alchemist Hans Nintzel said he had been contacted by an old man who lived in El Paso who claimed he had discovered a mix of off the shelf household chemicals you could buy at any grocery store and which could be used to extract gold from literally anything...from the dust in your house, to wallpaper, to soil in your yard, anywhere because he said the earth was saturated with very fine gold powder. When treasure hunting around gold mines, this 'powder' gold is called 'flour gold' and is very confusing for the machine.

This old man made his living extracting gold but wanted to sell the process. He got lots of people expressing interest, even the mafia approached him with an offer of I believe it was 20 million. The man was in his mid 70s, no family, in ill health and wanted to enjoy life in comfort which is why he was willing to just sell it out. This was back in the late 1960s.

But he became worried when the mafia found out and tried to buy it...they pushed and threatened him, he balked and as I understood it, the old man was found dead, his rooms stripped looking for the secret. But he told Hans the secret was in his head and never written down. Unfortunately he didn't trust Hans with it, but he did show Hans how it was done by taking a pile of newspapers and extracting a tiny amount of gold using his process.

The thing that fascinated Hans was this recovery process was carried out using off-the-shelf chemicals you could buy at any grocery store...like Drano, bleach, salt, etc...

You read about alchemists and 'magicians' in the past who claimed to be able to make silver, gold and jewels at will.

It makes me wonder if rather than TRANSMUTING lead or silver into gold, if instead they used this onion technique to peel away the less valuable silver to get to the gold.

Maybe there is some chemical combination which also could use heat and pressure that would produce the peeling effect.

Seems like it would be a simpler matter to buy bulk silver and transmute it to gold...but the stories and legends usually refer to lead converted into gold, not silver into gold. - Full Article Source

04/08/12 - Arrays of "Topological Insulators": Towards Exotic Electronics

KeelyNet

"Chemists in China have precisely grown arrays of ultrathin flakes of bismuth selenide and bismuth telluride on a surface.

The bismuth compounds belong to a recently discovered – and weird — class of materials called topological insulators, which conduct electrons only along their surfaces, not through their insides.

Researchers think topological insulators promise a new realm of fast, energy-efficient electronic and spintronic devices. Making well-defined nanoparticle arrays such as the new study's flakes is a key step towards such devices."

Topology is the branch of mathematics concerned with aspects of form that can't be fundamentally altered by stretching. A typical example is the hole of a doughnut: Let's say you deform the doughnut into the shape of a coffee cup. What had been the hole in the doughnut is now the "hole" in the cup's handle. Mathematicians call such features topologically invariant. They can, paradoxically, appear even in a seemingly formless substance such as an electron gas, produced when electrons are confined so that they move in only two dimensions.

The zero-mass effect of topological insulators allows other possibilities less obvious than fast devices. For example, the number of charge carriers in a zero-mass material is much more sensitive to an applied electrical field than in a typical semiconductor. This process is known as field doping, in an analogy to the standard process of controlling carrier density by chemical doping, but it has an advantage that chemical doping does not. You can reverse field doping rapidly by changing the electrical field, whereas chemical doping is essentially permanent.

Put together all these advantages—fast electrons, sensitivity to applied fields, reversibility of doping, and robustness in the face of noise—and you can see why topological insulators have excited the engineering community. They may even help us build one of the chief objects of desire of applied physics: the quantum computer.

Scientists at Microsoft and elsewhere have stated their belief that the topological quantum computer is the most viable route to this goal, and one design for such a computer is based on interfaces between topological insulators and superconductors. But there remain some daunting practical challenges in making such interfaces operate reliably at useful temperatures.

It is possible that topological insulators and graphene will be remembered as the first materials to be experimentally discovered in the 21st century that compare with the great accomplishments of the 20th. The range of possible technologies enabled by these remarkable materials is becoming clearer, and far more is likely to come than we can now discern. - Full Article Source

04/08/12 - USGS Suggests Connection Between Seismic Activity and Fracking
KeelyNet "According to a recently proposed abstract by the United States Geological Survey, hydraulic fracturing, or more specifically the disposal of fracking wastewater, may be directly correlated to the increase in seismic activity in the midwest.

Results of the paper will be presented on April 18th, but the language of the abstract seems to imply that there is a connection.

After years of controversy regarding hydrofracking including ground water contamination and disclosure of chemical solutions, the results of the study, if conclusive, could influence the cost of natural gas due to increased regulations on wastewater disposal."

The actual language of the abstract leaves a fair amount of wiggle room: "While the seismicity rate changes described here are almost certainly manmade, it remains to be determined how they are related to either changes in extraction methodologies or the rate of oil and gas production."

Are the benefits of fuel from fracking worth polluting air, groundwater and creating earthquakes? I don't think so. - JWD - Full Article Source

04/08/12 - Data Safety In a Time of Natural Disasters
KeelyNet "The National Weather Service has begun testing the way it labels natural disasters. It's hoping that the new warnings, which include words like 'catastrophic,' 'complete devastation likely,' and 'unsurvivable,' will make people more likely to take action to save their lives.

But what about their digital lives? Recommendations include: Keep all electronics out of basements and off the floor; Unplug your hardware; Buy a surge protector; Enclose anything valuable in plastic.

If the National Weather Service issued a 'complete devastation' warning today, would your data be ready?"

Here's what you should not do if a hard drive or array is damaged by a natural disaster:

-- Do not turn it on if it has obvious physical damage or is making unusual sounds.

-- Do not use the recovery software if the drive makes scraping, tapping, clicking, or humming sounds.

-- If a drive exhibits any of the above symptoms, do not try other tricks to revive it, such as turning the computer off and on or using over-the-counter diagnostic tools.

This might cause further damage or permanent data loss. - Full Article Source

04/08/12 - Should Failure Be Rewarded To Spur Innovation?
"Paper products maker Kimberly-Clark drove the morale of its IT infrastructure group into the ground after massive firings and outsourcing.

When they hired a new VP of Infrastructure four years later to turn things around, he implemented a program to spur innovation.

The VP took a venture capitalist approach where any employee could submit an idea and if accepted, make a pitch in 30 minutes or less.

If the idea had merit, it received first, then second rounds of funding.

If not, the employee's idea still got lauded on the company's internal Sharepoint site.

As he puts it, 'Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. It's about what we learn from the failure. Not the failure itself. We celebrate that learning.'" - Full Article Source

04/08/12 - Best argument for legal Cannabis yet
Great documentary shows why cannabis is such a threat to big pharmacy and government. They spend millions to fund anything they can do to demonize it and suppress all the natural benefits. Really worth watching. - Full Article Source


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04/05/12 - Propeller Ring raises plane's speed (Apr, 1933)

KeelyNet

That the speed of an airplane may be increased from thirty-nine to 140 percent by putting a ring around the propeller is the discovery announced by two Compton, Calif., inventors.

The circular cowling is said to straighten out the air blast of the propeller and increase its effectiveness.

Vanes within the ring, which the inventors are indicating in the picture, may be adjusted during flight to increase the air drag and so serve as brakes in landing. - Full Article Source

04/05/12 - Flying Car Makes Successful Maiden Flight
"The Dutch company PAL-V completed its first series of test flights with its flying car, the PAL-V One, successfully.

The PAL-V One flies like a gyrocopter, with a minimal runway length of 165 meters, and drives around like a trike on the road.

Furthermore it offers 2 passengers a maximum speed of 180km/h both on land and in the air. The company aims with the PAL-V One at usage within the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Germany and France, because private flying is more commonplace."

A PAL-V offers the choice of flying like a plane or driving like a car. This means fast door-to-door mobility for private individuals as well as professionals and organizations. The flying range will be between 350 (220 miles) and 500 km (315 miles), depending on the type and pay load. Driving, a PAL-V will have a range of about 1200 km (750 miles). It runs on gasoline and there will also be versions that use biodiesel or bio-ethanol. It can reach speeds of up to 180 km/h (110 miles/h) both on land and in the air.

On the ground the aerodynamic, 3-wheeled vehicle combines the comfort of a car with the agility of a motorcycle thanks to its patented, cutting-edge, 'tilting' system. Driving, a PAL-V accelerates like a sports car.

Flying, a PAL-V is like a standard gyrocopter. It is quieter than helicopters due to the slower rotation of the rotor. It takes off and lands with low speed, cannot stall, and is very easy to control. This makes a PAL-V one of the safest types of aircraft. Obtaining a licence requires only 20 to 30 hours of training.

It is possible to land a PAL-V practically anywhere. For take-off, a strip of 165 meters (540 feet) is enough and it can be either paved or grass.

Governments are already preparing for increasing traffic with Personal Air Vehicles like the PAL-V. In the US and in Europe government-funded programs are determining the infrastructure of 'digital freeways' to provide safe corridors using GPS technology. The technology is available today to allow personal air traffic to grow safely. PAL-V is determined to play a leading role in this market. - Full Article Source


04/05/12 - Breaking up the Hearing Aid Racket
KeelyNet It’s not an unfamiliar story: There’s a niche market, which despite its relatively large size, goes unnoticed by most entrepreneurs and investors, because, simply put, it’s not sexy.

For this and countless other reasons, as time goes by, legacy models and hardware, fragmentation, and high prices prevail. In short, it begs for new blood, new ideas, and a fresh perspective.

The same can be said for countless industries, but it’s especially true for many of the markets within the bloated, backwards beast we know as the health industry.

Case in point: Hearing aids. Of the 27 million Americans who qualify for a hearing device, 75 percent choose not to purchase one — only one in seven Americans over 50 years old who need a hearing aid actually wear one. The problem is a sizable one, so former Stanford University classmates Sam Tanzer and Ross Porter decided to do something about it. In early 2011, they founded a startup called Embrace Hearing to apply some entrepreneurial pressure to the situation.

The co-founders tell us the top reason that 75 percent of Americans don’t purchase hearing aids is due to a familiar culprit: High cost.

If you take it from CareCredit, hearing aids range in price from $1,000 to $6,000, with the average price being $3,000. And for those who do choose to wear them, the top pain point is the high cost of replacement.

Embrace offers three lines of hearing aids, starting at $300, next at $500, and top of the line at $700. Obviously, the whole line prices way below the industry average of $3,000. Because manufacturers tend to have exclusive agreements with audiologists, Tanzer says, they collectively tend to set prices high, but the startup’s German manufacturer only recently decided to enter the market, and as a result, isn’t tied to any exclusive partnerships.

Again, many people who would consider buying a hearing aid online opt for the more expensive alternative of working with an audiologist because they want the options of insurance coverage and follow-up visits. Because Embrace Hearing is early-stage, bootstrapped, and has a small staff, it can’t manage the same kind of support as a licensed professional, but it does offer one free programming during a 45-day trial period if users aren’t satisfied with the initial programming.

So that means users can potentially save thousands on the cost of the device and still get one free follow-up, which, while it isn’t perfect, removes a significant amount of friction from buying online.

the co-founders said that, so far, they’ve been encouraged by the fact that over half of the people that have emailed or called Embrace have gone on to purchase a device from the startup. “We’re comfortable that the value proposition is there, so we want to focus more on socializing that value proposition in the hearing aid community,” Tanzer said.

There’s a long hill to climb, and Embrace Hearing is just getting started, but there’s a chance that two young entrepreneurs with a good idea might just be able to provide the impetus for changing an entire industry. And sexy or not, that’s pretty cool. Hopefully after that they can move on to socializing healthcare in the U.S.

For more, check out Embrace Hearing at home here. - Full Article Source

04/05/12 - Self-Sustaining Solar Reactor Creates Clean Hydrogen
KeelyNet "A mechanical engineer working out of the University of Delaware has come up with a way to produce hydrogen without any undesirable emissions such as carbon dioxide.

The solar reactor is capable of using sunlight to increase the heat inside its cylindrical structure above 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Zinc oxide powder is then gravity fed through 15 hoppers into the ceramic interior where it converts to a zinc vapor.

At that point the vapor is reacted with water separately, which in turn produces hydrogen.

If the prototype gets through 6 weeks of testing at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology located in Zurich, we could see it scaled up to industrial size, producing emission-free hydrogen."

As well as a lack of emissions, the other good news is that the zinc oxide can apparently be reused, meaning the solar reactor is theoretically self sustaining as it only relies on materials and energy that are renewable.

The solar reactor isn’t exactly large, measuring 2 x 3 feet, but it is certainly heavy weighing 1,750 pounds. The entire system is a custom built prototype that will be undergoing a 6 week test from tomorrow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology located in Zurich.

The testing will prove how good (or bad) the reactor is when concentrated light equal to 10,000 suns is fed into it. The important things to prove include how reliable the reactor is, and whether the amount of hydrogen produced is significant enough to warrant taking the project beyond the prototype stage. - Full Article Source

04/05/12 - Thoughts on Superconducting Diamagnetic Water
KeelyNet Water is diamagnetic, meaning it is slightly repelled by a magnet. Imagine following this logic: a magnet repels water, you could make water float with a big magnet, a frog is mostly water,...

There was once a book I had which had ancient chinese legends. One of them tells a story about a wealthy powerful emperor who had a brilliant alchemist on his payroll.

This alchemist would come up with interesting phenomena to entertain the emperor and his court.

One day he came up with this material which when mixed with water and ingested, would cause the body to float up into the air.

It apparently had the properties of a room temperature diamagnetic superconductor which equally repelled both north and south poles.

Being superconductiving, with enough of this water saturating the body (98% water), it is possible this could actually cause the entire body to be repelled from the flux lines of the earth to give diamagnetic levitation.

The amusing part of the story said the alchemist's assistant accidentally spilled a bottle of the fluid into the watering trough for the farm animals, resulting in flying cows, pigs, goats and any other animal which drank from the trough.

Here is another story which could be just that with no basic in fact but there IS a Dexter, Kansas, which isn't far from Wichita, Kansas.

But this second story is that of the 'Floating Wonder' who lived in Kansas in the 1800s. He woke up one day to find himself stuck to the ceiling.

Something happened in his body which made him float in the air like a balloon.

He managed to find some weights to pull himself down and for many years remaining he could not work or do anything without wearing lead weights. - Full Article Source

04/05/12 - The 101 Most Useful Websites
The sites mentioned here, well most of them, solve at least one problem really well and they all have simple web addresses (URLs) that you can easily learn by heart thus saving you a trip to Google.

01. screenr.com – record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube.
02. bounceapp.com – for capturing full length screenshots of web pages.
03. goo.gl – shorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes.
04. untiny.me – find the original URLs that’s hiding behind a short URLs.
05. qClock – find the local time of a city using a Google Map.
06. copypastecharacter.com – copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard.
07. postpost.com – a better search engine for twitter.
08. lovelycharts.com – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.
09. iconfinder.com – the best place to find icons of all sizes.
10. office.com – download templates, clipart and images for your Office documents.
11. followupthen.com – the easiest way to setup email reminders.
12. jotti.org – scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses.
13. wolframalpha.com – gets answers directly without searching  – see more wolfram tips.
14. printwhatyoulike.com – print web pages without the clutter.
15. joliprint.com – reformats news articles and blog content as a newspaper.
16. ctrql.org – a search engine for RSS feeds.
17. e.ggtimer.com – a simple online timer for your daily needs.
18. coralcdn.org – if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN.
19. random.org – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more.
20. pdfescape.com – lets you can quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself.
21. viewer.zoho.com – Preview PDFs and Presentations directly in the browser.
22. tubemogul.com – simultaneously upload videos to YouTube and other video sites.
23. dabbleboard.com – your virtual whiteboard.
24. scr.im – share you email address online without worrying about spam.
25. spypig.com – now get read receipts for your email.
26. sizeasy.com – visualize and compare the size of any product.
27. myfonts.com/WhatTheFont – quickly determine the font name from an image.
28. google.com/webfonts – a good collection of open source fonts.
29. regex.info – find data hidden in your photographs – see more EXIF tools.
30. livestream.com – broadcast events live over the web, including your desktop screen.
31. iwantmyname.com – helps you search domains across all TLDs.
32. homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
33. join.me – share you screen with anyone over the web.
34. onlineocr.net – recognize text from scanned PDFs – see other OCR tools.
35. flightstats.com – Track flight status at airports worldwide.
36. wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online.
37. pastebin.com – a temporary online clipboard for your text and code snippets.
38. polishmywriting.com – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors.
39. marker.to – easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.
40. typewith.me – work on the same document with multiple people.
41. whichdateworks.com – planning an event? find a date that works for all.
42. everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones.
43. gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online.
44. noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online (review).
45. imo.im – chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place.
46. translate.google.com – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents.
47. kleki.com – create paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes.
48. similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already.
49. wordle.net – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds.
50. bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
51. kuler.adobe.com – get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs.
52. liveshare.com – share your photos in an album instantly.
53. lmgtfy.com – when your friends are too lazy to use Google on their own.
54. midomi.com – when you need to find the name of a song.
55. bing.com/images – automatically find perfectly-sized wallpapers for mobiles.
56. faxzero.com – send an online fax for free – see more fax services.
57. feedmyinbox.com – get RSS feeds as an email newsletter.
58. ge.tt – quickly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading.
59. pipebytes.com – transfer files of any size without uploading to a third-party server.
60. tinychat.com – setup a private chat room in micro-seconds.
61. privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read.
62. boxoh.com – track the status of any shipment on Google Maps – alternative.
63. chipin.com – when you need to raise funds online for an event or a cause.
64. downforeveryoneorjustme.com – find if your favorite website is offline or not?
65. ewhois.com – find the other websites of a person with reverse Analytics lookup.
66. whoishostingthis.com – find the web host of any website.
67. google.com/history – found something on Google but can’t remember it now?
68. aviary.com/myna – an online audio editor that lets record, and remix audio clips online.
69. disposablewebpage.com – create a temporary web page that self-destruct.
70. urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slangs and informal words.
71. seatguru.com – consult this site before choosing a seat for your next flight.
72. sxc.hu – download stock images absolutely free.
73. zoom.it – view very high-resolution images in your browser without scrolling.
74. scribblemaps.com – create custom Google Maps easily.
75. alertful.com – quickly setup email reminders for important events.
76. encrypted.google.com – prevent your ISP and boss from reading your search queries.
77. formspring.me – you can ask or answer personal questions here.
78. sumopaint.com – an excellent layer-based online image editor.
79. snopes.com – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam.
80. typingweb.com – master touch-typing with these practice sessions.
81. mailvu.com – send video emails to anyone using your web cam.
82. timerime.com – create timelines with audio, video and images.
83. stupeflix.com – make a movie out of your images, audio and video clips.
84. safeweb.norton.com – check the trust level of any website.
85. teuxdeux.com – a beautiful to-do app that looks like your paper dairy.
86. deadurl.com – you’ll need this when your bookmarked web pages are deleted.
87. minutes.io – quickly capture effective notes during meetings.
88. youtube.com/leanback – Watch YouTube channels in TV mode.
89. youtube.com/disco – quickly create a video playlist of your favorite artist.
90. talltweets.com – Send tweets longer than 140 characters.
91. pancake.io – create a free and simple website using your Dropbox account.
92. builtwith.com – find the technology stack of any website.
93. woorank.com – research a website from the SEO perspective.
94. mixlr.com – broadcast live audio over the web.
95. radbox.me – bookmark online videos and watch them later (review).
96. tagmydoc.com – add QR codes to your documents and presentations (review).
97. notes.io – the easiest way to write short text notes in the browser.
98. ctrlq.org/html-mail – send rich-text mails to anyone, anonymously.
99. fiverr.com – hire people to do little things for $5.
100. otixo.com – easily manage your online files on Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.
101. ifttt.com – create a connection between all your online accounts.

If you enjoyed this list, do check my book – The Most Useful Websites – that has a collection of 150 undiscovered and incredibly useful websites to enhance your productivity. - Full Article Source

04/05/12 - Documentary about Early Star Trek Conventions
This feature-length documentary film tells the story of the 1970's Bay Area Sci-Fi conventions called Space-Con. Told by the original organizers and fans.

Includes celebrity interviews, costume contests and over 40 minutes of rare convention footage. See the Federation Trading Post in Berkeley and very first Star Trek convention in San Francisco.

A real treat for any Star Trek or Star Wars fan. Film stars Bob Wilkins, John Stanley, Ernie Fosselius, and many more. - Full Article Source


04/05/12 - Gods as Topological Invariants
KeelyNet We show that the number of gods in a universe must equal the Euler characteristics of its underlying manifold.

By incorporating the classical cosmological argument for creation, this result builds a bridge between theology and physics and makes theism a testable hypothesis.

Theological implications are profound since the theorem gives us new insights in the topological structure of heavens and hells.

Recent astronomical observations can not reject theism, but data are slightly in favor of atheism. - Full Article Source

04/05/12 - Supremes Approve Strip Searches For Any Arrestable Offense
"Taking a page out of the TSA handbook, the Supreme Court has voted to allow strip searches for any offense, no matter how minimal.

The article cites these two tidbits from Justice Anthony Kennedy: 'Every detainee who will be admitted to the general [jail or prison] population may be required to undergo a close visual inspection while undressed,' and 'Maintaining safety and order at detention centers requires the expertise of correctional officials.'" - Full Article Source

04/05/12 - Canadians Protest Wind Turbines
"Ontario farmers rallied in downtown Toronto to protest the subsidization of wind turbines.

Several of the protesters stated that they fear for the the health of their families and that they refuse to live near wind turbines.

Others fear that the value of their property will be reduced significantly by the presence of turbines. With the cost of gas and oil on its way up it's a wonder that any one would be against the use of renewable energy sources."

Energy Minister Chris Bentley says SouthPoint did not have a contract with the province, and the government intends to defend the lawsuit.

Some protestors said they’re not simply losing money; they’re losing their homes.

Gerry Dentoom carried a sign reading “My property value is now $0.”

Dentoom, who runs a restaurant with his wife, lives in a rural area about 10 kilometres from Listowel. Four turbines are slated to be erected near him; he worries they’ll make his home unsalable.

Tom Melady a farmer in Perth County, also says he won’t live near turbines if a planned development comes to his area.

“As soon as the wind turbines go up, my farm’s for sale,” he said. “I’m not going to live there.

“I’ve got all kinds of lists of people that have had health problems. I’m not going to expose me and my family to that. I can live someplace else.” - Full Article Source

04/05/12 - Quit ur Whining - 86 year old Gymnast performs
Johanna Quaas, 86, isn't taking old age lying down. Instead, she's taking it spinning, jumping and twirling -- on the parallel bars, no less.

Last month, Quaas wowed the audience at the 2012 Cottbus World Cup in Cottbus, Germany, according to the Post Chronicle. Clad in a green leotard, she performed exhibition displays on both the floor and parallel bars.

Though the white-haired wonder has won 11 medals in senior gymnastic competitions, MSNBC reported, she currently practices gymnastics "just for fun." - Full Article Source


04/05/12 - Tire-kickers & Time Wasting 'Investor Trolls'
KeelyNet For the past roughly 10 years, I've had discussions with a range of people who claimed to want to fund my research lab projects as proposed at; Lab Projects

I should write all that up as a learning experience for others in how NOT TO WASTE TIME like I did hoping and trusting these mostly TROLLS would actually come through with money.

Out of some 24 responses, only two seemed decent and tried to do the right thing even though their funding dreams did not come through. Now I'm pissed at myself...I should have been doing this 'tire-kicker' prove yourself approach for EVERYONE all this time instead of trusting them to be telling the truth or at least mostly the truth.

I think of all the time wasted and information passed with these trolls and nothing ever came out of it...when just say no tire-kickers and they would have melted back into the slime and leave me alone.

Years down the tubes hoping just one of these people would actually come through when the simple fact is none of them ever INTENDED to come through.

It is some kind of NEUROTIC mind game to engage you, make unlimited false promises, try to cull as much information as they can get, then disappear.

Now they say, 'Neurotics build castles in the sky, Psychotics LIVE in them.'

So I guess I'm psychotic....about alt science for sure, possibly but I truly believe in the probability that we can extract energy and thrust from other forces (gravity, magnetic, cosmic energy, earth energy, aether/zpe, etc.)..we can increase or decrease local gravity to control weight in mass and that we can heal and rejuvenate any body part.

But I don't play games with people wasting their time, so I am truly puzzled what do these bogus 'investor' people GET out of this?

Is there some sick pleasure in how many complex emails you can get someone to send you?

How many lies you can tell and see how excited your target gets, believing you to be telling the truth?

How far will your target go to even change their life and actions based on the bullshit you promise...like my friend who QUIT HIS JOB based on promises made by the Panama group.

It is thinking alien to me and how I was 'raised' and I'm hoping one day to find a decent psychology article explaining what is going on here.

I think many in the alt science field experience this and anyone who can shed light on it and send up warning flares about signs to recognize these trolls, please do share that information.

No way I would ever waste peoples time claiming I had money ready to invest in their project, then use that as some kind of leverage to ask unending questions expecting details.

I look on it as a TYPE of TROLL...an 'investor troll' whose goal is to get information and insights which they might can run with on their own, without cost other than emails.

I will be on the lookout for an article that deals with this peculiar mentality and with a list of warning signs to help avoid them....just tell them no tire-kickers if they can't prove who they are and that they HAVE the money...go away... - Full Article Source

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04/02/12 - New dirigibles are power plants in the sky
KeelyNet We wonder if a floating wind turbine generator (translated) like this one would alleviate some of the complaints we hear about ground-based turbines.

This huge helium-filled structure is designed to generate electricity at high altitude, where winds are stronger and blow much more consistently than near ground level.

We’ve read complaints at the unsightliness of wind farms, and the noise that they make as the turbines spin.

A test run took place at only 350 feet, but this generator is meant to fly at an altitude of 2000 feet. We’d bet it’s much less obtrusive and much quieter at that distance.

There isn’t a whole lot to the lighter-than-air assembly. It’s got an aerodynamic balloon with stabilizing fins, and a propeller attached to a generator at the center.

The tether that holds it in place also carries the conductors which translate the power down to the ground.

There is mention of a fail-safe system that allows for a slow descent if it get gets away from its tether, so you shouldn’t have to worry about the sky falling on you.

It’s certainly an interesting idea. For some reason this makes us think of the space-based solar generator panels found on Larry Niven’s Ringworld. - Full Article Source

04/02/12 - Generating Alcohol Fuels From Electrical Current and CO2
KeelyNet "A news release from UCLA describes a new process for producing biofuels using microorganisms, electrical current and carbon dioxide (abstract).

Quoting: 'Liao and his team genetically engineered a lithoautotrophic microorganism known as Ralstonia eutropha H16 to produce isobutanol and 3-methyl-1-butanol in an electro-bioreactor using carbon dioxide as the sole carbon source and electricity as the sole energy input.

Photosynthesis is the process of converting light energy to chemical energy and storing it in the bonds of sugar.

There are two parts to photosynthesis — a light reaction and a dark reaction.

The light reaction converts light energy to chemical energy and must take place in the light.

The dark reaction, which converts CO2 to sugar, doesn't directly need light to occur.

"We've been able to separate the light reaction from the dark reaction and instead of using biological photosynthesis, we are using solar panels to convert the sunlight to electrical energy, then to a chemical intermediate, and using that to power carbon dioxide fixation to produce the fuel," Liao said.'"

Theoretically, the hydrogen generated by solar electricity can drive CO2 conversion in lithoautotrophic microorganisms engineered to synthesize high-energy density liquid fuels. But the low solubility, low mass-transfer rate and the safety issues surrounding hydrogen limit the efficiency and scalability of such processes. Instead Liao's team found formic acid to be a favorable substitute and efficient energy carrier.

"Instead of using hydrogen, we use formic acid as the intermediary," Liao said. "We use electricity to generate formic acid and then use the formic acid to power the CO2 fixation in bacteria in the dark to produce isobutanol and higher alcohols."

The electrochemical formate production and the biological CO2 fixation and higher alcohol synthesis now open up the possibility of electricity-driven bioconversion of CO2 to a variety of chemicals. In addition, the transformation of formate into liquid fuel will also play an important role in the biomass refinery process, according to Liao.

"We've demonstrated the principle, and now we think we can scale up," he said. "That's our next step." - Full Article Source

04/02/12 - New Engine Raises Possibility of Cheap Travel To the Moon
"A tiny satellite thruster which can journey to the Moon on just a tenth of a litre of fuel could usher in a new low-cost space age, its creators hope.

The mini-motor weights just a few hundred grams and runs on an ionic chemical compound, using electricity to expel ions and generate thrust.

The tiny motor isn't built to blast satellites into orbit — instead, it's to help spacecraft manouevre once they're in space, which previously required bulky, expensive engines."

EPFL scientist Muriel Richard added: ‘We calculated that in order to reach lunar orbit, a 1-kg nanosatellite with our motor would travel for about six months and consume 100 millilitres of fuel.’

It is due to be used on CleanSpace One, a satellite under development at EPFL that is intended to clean up space debris.

The satellite will 'grab' lumps of orbiting debris and throw them back into Earth's atmosphere, where they will burn up on re-entry.

The 10-million-franc - $11-million satellite - called CleanSpace One is being built by the Swiss Space Center at the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology in Lausanne. - Full Article Source


04/02/12 - Using Pulsars For Spacecraft Navigation
KeelyNet "The use of pulsars as a GPS analogue holds the promise of fixing a spacecraft's location to within 5 km, anywhere in the galaxy.

While not ready for immediate use, it may be ready for use within the Solar System in the next 10-15 years. From the article: '"The principle is so simple that it will definitely have applications," said Prof Werner Becker from the Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching.

"These pulsars are everywhere in the Universe and their flashing is so predictable that it makes such an approach really straightforward," he told BBC News.'"

It is unlikely though that navigation by pulsar beacon will find immediate use.

The telescope hardware for detecting X-rays in space has traditionally been bulky and heavy.

Engineers will need to miniaturise the technology to make a practical pulsar navigation unit.

"It becomes possible with the development of lightweight X-ray mirrors," said Prof Becker.

"These are on the way for the next generation of X-ray telescopes. Current mirrors have a 100 times more weight and would be completely unusable.

"In 15-20 years, the new mirrors will be standard and our device will be ready to be built."

The scientist believes his navigation solution will certainly find use on Solar System probes, providing autonomous navigation for interplanetary missions and perhaps for future manned ventures to Mars where high performance systems will be an absolute requirement for safety reasons.

But he also likes the idea of humanity one day pushing out across interstellar space.

"You know for GPS that if you go to another country, you have to buy the maps for your device. Well, we were joking with our students in Garching about selling maps for different galaxies for ships like Enterprise [on Star Trek]." - Full Article Source

04/02/12 - Wind Map of the U.S. Will Blow You Away

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Ever wondered what the wind would look like if you could see it in action from above? You’re about to find out.

A new project posted online Wednesday by a pair of Google computer scientists, called simply Wind Map, has to be clicked on to be believed.

The wind information, updated hourly from the National Weather Service’s forecast database, is portrayed as white and grey strands, almost like sand or rivulets of mercury.

It can be quite hypnotizing to watch the gusty trails blast across the American continent, skitter over the Sierras, get roughed up by the Rockies, and whoosh over the great plains on its way to Canada. (Which seems to give as good as it gets, sending most of its wind towards New York.)

Wind patterns are constantly changing, of course, which is why the Wind Map designers have also given us a moving-image gallery of previous blustery days. - Full Article Source

04/02/12 - 'Find and Mount' Painless Partition Recovery
I recently went through hell with what I thought was a failing hard drive. Drive tests always showed it was fine but it would lock up or slow down and freeze. New memory sticks - no. New hard drive - no. Reflashed my motherboard and it came up with 'check sum' error on the system RAM chip meaning the motherboard was at fault. Now the local tech had this thing twice and always said hard drive, so now reflashing shows the problem. I bought a new motherboard and memory chips, now my 'failing' hard drive works like a champ. I received this email which will definitely be of use one day so it is worth sharing;

Two days ago one of the partitions on My data drive went south. I could still see the partition but WIN XP Pro said it was "unformatted". I searched the internet for a solution and found "Find and Mount" http://findandmount.com/ . Wow Jerry this was so easy to use. It looks like I got 99.95 percent of my data back. - sunwukong (Thanks for sharing this! - JWD)

Partition Find & Mount implements a new concept of deleted or lost partition recovery.

It works in the most convenient way possible — by locating and mounting partitions into the system, thus making those lost partitions available to you like any generic disk volume.

Partition Find & Mount will also work in case any Boot Record (including the Master Boot Record) is missing, damaged or overwritten. Partition Find & Mount is:

Easy to use. You do not need special knowledge to use the software.

Safe to your data. There is no possible way you could get things worse.

Free for personal use. Use it as much as you like.

Lost important data? Give it a try. Partition Find & Mount is free for personal use!

Master Boot Record is a hidden area on your hard drive that contains all information about disk partitions (sometimes also called volumes or logical drives). If it gets erased or damaged, you may completely lose access to your data.

Lost or deleted partitions can be found with Partition Find and Mount. In the easiest case, if MBR is the only structure that is corrupted, it will take just a second for Partitions Find & Mount to find all partitions!

After partitions are found, you can mount them to the system, making them visible as usual read-only disk volumes.

When Find & Mount tool does not work - Partition Find & Mount software is designed to find lost or deleted partitions in the most convenient way, however, it may not work if the file system on a partition or hard drive itself is severely damaged. - Full Article Source

04/02/12 - 'Chattin Effect' Invention brings concert sound into home
For as long as Daniel Chattin has been building stereos, he's thought that hi-fi sound was not high enough.

In a former brooding barn in Otis where he runs Custom Audio Works, Chattin has invented what he says is the solution to what he considers the fundamental problem of audio reproduction: its failure to make listeners feel that they're at the concert, inches from the singer or the symphony.

His invention, a patent-pending series of devices that create the "Chattin effect," produces what he believes is the most high-fidelity sound ever made.

Chattin, 56, predicts that the mechanism could do for recorded music what high-definition has done for television. For his previous audio inventions, Chattin has three patents that hang in his audio business on Route 8, just south of the Otis Poultry Farm (his low-ceilinged building used to house hens). But it is only within the past two years that he started reproducing music so that it sounded like it was playing live in the room, a dream he's been chasing since going to symphony concerts as a child.

The invention itself is a series of "magic boxes," as one customer put it, that connects a music player to amplifiers, speakers and subwoofers. Completely of Chattin's own creation, these devices bring into focus the signal that, in the technology currently in use, gets scrambled on its way to the speaker, he said, because of the way electrons behave traveling inside the wires.

At his business on Saturday, Chattin played a range of music -- Duke Ellington, John Williams, Madonna -- and each piece came out round, saturating the ear and making the brain feel as if it were meeting music again after a long time away.

"That's why I do this," Chattin said, smiling to himself. "The goosebumps. The endorphin rush I get, it's better than a cup of coffee. It's elevating." - Full Article Source

04/02/12 - Hypnosis can make you Slim! (Nov, 1959)
KeelyNet “CLOSE YOUR EYES and hold both arms straight out in front of you,” the doctor ordered. A plump blond girl sitting on the edge of a couch—a girl who would be very attractive if she could take off twenty pounds—did as she was told.

“Now relax,” the doctor went on, his voice soothing, without inflection or emphasis. “You are drifting calmly. You are getting close to sleep. You are floating, relaxed, waiting for sleep to come. It is peaceful, dark, cool. You will sleep soon.”

The doctor moved up closer to his patient. “Your left arm is heavy. You have a twenty-pound weight in your left hand. Your right arm is weightless, so light it is difficult to hold down.”

He repeated this many times quietly, without urgency. The girl’s left arm began to tremble in exertion and dropped slowly to her side. Her right arm floated up and away from her in a graceful, airy gesture. She was hypnotized.

“You can put your hands in your lap, now, Virginia,” the doctor said, getting down to business. “You will be hungry only at mealtime. You will not feel hunger between meals. Your stomach will feel stretched, full and warm. If you understand what I’ve said so far, nod.” The girl nodded twice, briskly.

“At meals, only the foods on your diet will appeal to you. Potatoes and starches will seem inedible to you. Desserts and sweets will make you feel vaguely ill. Is that clear? Nod.” The girl nodded again.

“You will have no desire to overeat. You’ll try to avoid that stuffed feeling because it makes you uncomfortable and unhappy.

“When you’re tempted to break your diet or to overeat, remember that image of yourself we talked about. The image of a slim, pretty blond girl in a party dress. Remember that you can be that girl. All right?” Unbidden, the girl nodded vigorously.

“Virginia,” the doctor called gently. “Wake up now, Virginia.” The girl shook herself lightly, opened her eyes and smiled.

Virginia was attempting to lose weight through hyp- nosis. She had tried crash diets, salt-free diets and yogurt diets—all without success. She’d last two, three, four days on a diet, then go off on an eating binge that left her heavier than ever. When she reached 175 pounds—lumped unkindly on her 5’4? frame—her younger brother had remarked that she had stepped up a class- from light-heavy to heavyweight. Virginia finally had a talk with the family physician, and the doctor recommended a physician experienced in the use of hypnosis.

In four months, through hypnosis, Virginia had shed forty pounds. In the four months to come, she would taper off, dropping five pounds a month until she was a slim 115—the weight doctors had always recommended for her.

If you feel you must lose weight but lack willpower to stick to a given diet, then hypnosis may be the right method for you. Hypnosis can, in large measure, take the place of will-power. Through posthypnotic suggestion, your stomach can be made to feel comfortably full throughout the day, calorie-rich foods can be made repulsive to you and the desire to stuff yourself at meals can be eliminated.

Diet control by hypnosis was used by a gynecologist, Dr. L. B. Winkelstein, on a group of 42 hypnosis-susceptible overweight women. Reporting in the New York State Journal of Medicine, Dr. Winkelstein said that in six months of treatment, weight losses varied from 9.25 to 58.6 pounds, with an average weight loss of almost 27 pounds.

One patient in Dr. Winkelstein’s study, a woman who was fifty pounds overweight, had tried thyroid and anorexic (appetite-killing) drugs without success. The weight loss for her first month of hypnotherapy was 5, 5, 3, and 1 pounds per week.

Another woman, 45 pounds overweight, complained of weakness, dizziness and the “shakes” after two weeks of dieting. The patient had a history of faulty blood-sugar regulation. It was suggested to her in hypnosis that if she continued on the diet, her symptoms would disappear. After two weeks of intensive hypnotic sessions, her blood-sugar mechanism adjusted itself. In six months of dieting with the aid of hypnosis, the woman lost 39 pounds. The weakness, dizziness and shakes had been removed by post-hypnotic suggestion.

The Winkelstein study proved beyond doubt that persons susceptible to hypnosis can be helped to lose weight. His group of 42 women lost a total of 1,124 pounds, over half a ton of blubber.

You can do a lot of things with hypnosis. In hypnotic trance, a man with a life-long fear of heights can tiptoe coolly along a window ledge; a housewife with an average memory can read a page in the telephone directory, close the book, and recite the page verbatim; a shy wall-flower can be turned for a time into a social lioness.

Some great ebooks on Hypnosis here at Hypnotics #1 - Three eBooks on CD which include Hypnotic Therapy' (38 pages), 'Hypnotic Science' (310 pages) and 'Mesmerism and Hypnotism' (133 pages) by various authors. - Full Article Source

04/02/12 - Climate Change To Drive Weather Disasters, Say UN Experts
"Climate change is amplifying risks from drought, floods, storms and rising seas, threatening all countries, but small island states, poor nations and arid regions in particular, UN experts warned on Tuesday.

In its first-ever report on the question, the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said man-made global-warming gases are already affecting some types of extreme weather.

And, despite gaps in knowledge, weather events once deemed a freak are likely to become more frequent or more vicious, inflicting a potentially high toll in deaths, economic damage and misery, it said."

The report made these points:

-- Since the 1950s, record-breaking daily temperatures and heatwaves have become more frequent or lasted longer, according to strong evidence. There is a 90-100 percent probability that this will continue through the 21st century.

"The hottest day, which today occurs once every 20 years, is expected to occur once every second year by the end of the 21st century," said climate physicist Thomas Stocker.

This scenario is based on the assumption that today's high emissions of greenhouse gases continue unabated, he explained.

-- Extreme rainstorms have intensified over past decades and are likely to become more frequent in this century, although with big differences between regions.

-- Southern Europe and West Africa have already experienced bigger or longer droughts. This century, central Europe, central North America, central America and Mexico, northeast Brazil and southern Africa could follow suit.

-- Whether hurricanes or typhoons have changed in intensity, frequency and duration over the past 40 years is hard to gauge. But warmer seas suggests these storms will pack a higher wind speed, yet may also become less frequent.

"There is disaster risk almost everywhere, in the world's developed regions as well as in developing regions, in areas where the problem is too much water and in areas where the problem is too little water and in areas where the problem is high sea level," said Field.

"But the report does point out areas that are particularly vulnerable, and that does include large cities, particularly in developing countries, coastal areas, it includes small island states, and it includes much of the world that is chronically short of water resources."

The report pointed in particular at coastal megacities. - Full Article Source

04/02/12 - Studies Link Pesticides To Bee Colony Collapse Disorder
KeelyNet "Neonicotinoid pesticides, designed to attack insects such as beetles and aphids, have been shown to harm bees' ability to navigate back to the hive.

While initially assumed safe in low enough, non-fatal doses for bees, two papers have shown that may not be the case.

Although the studies don't directly study the Colony Collapse Disorder, the scientists believe these pesticides are likely a contributing factor."

Ironically, the relatively new pesticides have been welcomed as an environmental plus because they are, by almost all accounts, less harmful to other wildlife than previous generations of pesticides.

Although the authors of the studies published Thursday in the journal Science do not conclude that the pesticides — called neonicotinoids — are the sole cause of the American and international decline in bees or the more immediate and worrisome phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder, they say that the omnipresent chemicals have a clearly harmful effect on beehives.

Unlike older pesticides, the neonicotinoid pesticides are most often introduced directly into the seeds of crops planted by farmers and thus permeate the entire plant as it grows — including the pollen and nectar the bees feed on.

Spraying of the older pesticides could be halted when plants were flowering so bees and other pollinators would not be harmed.

With the neonicotinoids, which kill pest insects by attacking their central nervous systems and are derived from the same nicotine found in tobacco, that kind of timing is not possible.

The initial changes in bee behavior found by the researchers may have been small, but the longer-term impact was large: Researchers found a sharp drop in the number of queen bumblebees produced, a decrease in the size and weight of beehives, and a demonstrated increase in the number of bees unable to find their way home.

When the hives as a whole don’t thrive, then the individuals become more susceptible to disease and other threats. - Full Article Source

04/02/12 - Canada To Stop Making Pennies
"The budget calls the lowly penny a 'burden to the economy.'

'It costs the government 1.6 cents to produce each new penny,' the budget says, adding the government will save about $11 million a year with its elimination (PDF).

Some Canadians, it says, consider the penny more of a nuisance than a useful coin. ... Rounding prices will become the norm as the penny is gradually removed from circulation, the budget says.

If consumers find themselves without pennies, cash transactions should be rounded to the nearest five-cent increment 'in a fair and transparent manner,' it says.

Noncash payments such as checks and credit cards will continue to be settled by the cent, however."

With all the metal thefts going on, it's probably a good idea for the USA to abolish pennies too. Interesting quandary about how to resolve less than a nickle. Round them off? How many movies where a guy got rich by taking just the fractions of cents? - JWD - Full Article Source

04/02/12 - Smartphones Invade the Prepaid Market
"When tech geeks debate the state of the smartphone world, they usually focus on the iPhone and its high-end Android rivals from the major carriers.

But Android is rapidly entering the lower-end world of contractless prepaid phones that you can buy at 7-11 or Wal-Mart.

63 percent of prepaid phones sold in 2011 were smartphones, and while they might not offer cutting-edge hardware or easy customization, they do provide a smartphone experience without an onerous contract." - Full Article Source

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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

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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