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12/29/12 - Solar system forms "vortex" as it moves through space
No, this was not made with Universe Sandbox, but with 3DsMax. Yes, I messed up two orbits.

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UPDATE: first NASA image (above) I found to show correct angle, supporting the helical model: NASA image. - Full Article Source


12/29/12 - Brazil arrests German conman over pseudo-science fraud
Brazilian police have arrested a German conman who claimed to have developed a scheme which he said allowed him to predict lottery numbers, transmit data and improve online banking security.

KeelyNetHartmut Muller, who had been convicted of a multi-million-dollar fraud in Germany, persuaded people to invest in the scheme supposedly based on gravitational waves.

He fled to Brazil when the evidence against him began to mount.

He is expected to be extradited. Interpol agents arrested Muller, 58, in the southern city of Florianopolis on Tuesday. He had moved there in January, fleeing a court case in the German city of Dresden, where he and three of his partners were on trial for fraud.

Muller conned some 3,000 investors out of about five million Euros ($6.5m, £4m), the court said.

He had invented a pseudo-scientific theory he called "global scaling", which he said allowed him to use gravitational waves to prevent electronic smog, use novel methods of scanning to be applied in medicine, and transmit "information without any limits in quantity, quality or time".

The court said Muller convinced investors with his impressive, and mainly fictitious, CV which included advanced degrees in applied mathematics and physics from the University of Saint Petersburg and "the Vernadski Medal first grade for his scientific achievements".

Muller used his bogus theory to develop a wealth of products, from "wellness devices" which could allegedly protect the buyer from electronic smog to "vitality-generators" to improve one's life force.

Brazilian media say he continued his scams even after he fled there, selling software which he said used his theory to improve internet banking security.

An expert witness who appeared at the trial in Dresden dismissed Muller's global scaling theory, saying:"It has no scientific grounding: it's like astrology, totally made up."

The court in Dresden sentenced Muller to four-and-a-half years in prison. Brazilian police say they will hold Muller until they receive an extradition request from Germany.

(Thanks to John Tate for sharing this. Since the PDF article came from Tom Beardens website, I sent Tom a copy of it so he can remove it or add the fraud information. - JWD) - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - NASA Johnson Style (Gangnam Style Parody)
KeelyNet Best one yet, guys! NASA Johnson Style is a volunteer outreach video project created by the students of NASA's Johnson Space Center. It was created as an educational parody of Psy's Gangnam Style.

The lyrics and scenes in the video have been re-imagined in order to inform the public about the amazing work going on at NASA and the Johnson Space Center. - Full Article Source



12/29/12 - iPhone case allows you to take photos with phone held horizontally
KeelyNet The MirrorCase for the iPhone lets you take photos while holding the phone flat, like an old-timey camera. It seems like a good way to shoot video of yourself, too - just set it on a table and do your thing.

At $50, it's a bit pricey. I wonder if there's a DIY version? (I think this is the gizmo used to secretly tape Mitt Romney declaring that 47% of Americans suck.) - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - Tuning Casimir Forces
KeelyNet From Physics: When two uncharged metallic mirrors are placed sufficiently close in a vacuum, fluctuations in the quantum vacuum field create an attractive force between them, known as the Casimir force.

But if the mirrors are made of graphene, instead of a metal, something different can happen in the presence of a magnetic field.

Writing in Physical Review Letters, Wang-Kong Tse and Allan MacDonald at the University of Texas at Austin investigate a possible method for controlling and even eliminating the Casimir force in this manner.

The scheme exploits the emergence of discrete Landau energy levels in graphene, arising from the quantum Hall effect induced by a strong magnetic field.

The Casimir effect thus becomes dependent on the Hall conductivity, which in turn leads to the quantization of the Casimir force and allows tuning it electrically between repulsive and attractive values....

(Back in Keelynet BBS days there was an article about some Russians who had developed a wave matrix device which, as I recall, they claimed could be used to produce energy from the aether as well as gravity control. I looked but could not find the article. Maybe someone out there can find it since the Russian method correlated with the tuning method. - JWD)

P.S. AHA! Found it from 1997 - Russian Gravity Resonance Traps - (The following fascinating post deals with a unique approach to understanding gravity and how to reduce or eliminate its effects by 'filtering' gravity waves of specific size. Bear in mind that oscillation occurs across the diameter of a mass, so any wave has a discrete size when in the form of a 'standing wave.' Think of it as a bubble (called a soliton). This means that if gravity IS a wave, then it would have a discrete size and could indeed be filtered by resonant traps... - JWD)

Up to this date we may select the following perspective trends in resonance technologies:

1. Development of the resonant traps for particles of different types and sizes (from elementary particles to macro-particles) using no feedback; studies of properties of individual particles and their dynamics in such traps (e.g. atoms and molecules) and packing them on the surfaces of solids - molecular technology); development of the resonant traps for plasma; obtaining the self-confined plasma.

2. Development of new contactless methods of treatment, preventive treatment and diagnostics, based on the resonant effects of electromagnetic fields on the biological systems; to regulate biochemical reactions inside the biological organisms.

3. Separation of different kinds of powders (ferromagnetic, abrasive etc.), which are used, for example, in the production of the magnetic recording medium materials (for magnetic disks or tapes).

4. Development of new resonant supersensitive transducers of the fields (electromagnetic, acoustic, hydrodynamic, seismic, gravitational).

5. Robotization - electromagnetic suspention of the details, their contactless orientation in space and control during the assembling of different mechanisms and devices.

6. Suspension in the air and transference of the different bodies in the necessary direction (rotors of engines, toys, magnetically levitated trains). - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - Elastic Wires
Researchers at North Carolina State University have shown “conductive wires that can be stretched up to eight times their original length while still functioning.”

The wires have been tested, and demonstrated in the video below, to work perfectly well as headphone wires. Sound continues to reach the headphones even as the wires are stretched.

The wires themselves don’t stretch, but instead use a liquid alloy of gallium and indium housed in a very plastic polymer the researchers say, in the paper Ultrastretchable Fibers with Metallic Conductivity Using a Liquid Metal Alloy Core, is hollow fibre “composed of a triblock copolymer, poly[styrene-b-(ethylene-co-butylene)-b-styrene] (SEBS) resin.”

The paper says the fibres’ mechanical properties remain unchanged even when stretched and but that resistance increases when it is stretched. Nonetheless, even when the housing stretches, sufficient liquid metal remains to enable conductivity. - Full Article Source


12/29/12 - Manipulating Light to Double Solar Power Output
Increasing the amount of electricity a solar panel produces is one of the most effective ways to reduce the cost of solar power.

Most solar panels convert less than 20 percent of the energy in the sunlight that falls on them into electricity. A new $2.4 million project funded by the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy aims to greatly increase the amount of sunlight that becomes electricity. Its goal is a conversion efficiency of more than 50 percent, which would more than double the amount of power generated by a solar panel of a given size. This would cut the number of solar panels needed in half and potentially make solar power more competitive with fossil fuels.

The general idea of sorting sunlight by color isn’t new. One approach involves growing multiple semiconductor materials in a stack—light moves through the stack until it’s absorbed by a semiconductor that can convert it efficiently.

This approach has yielded commercial solar cells with efficiencies of over 43 percent. But the process for making such solar cells is expensive, and the power output of the device is limited by the worst-performing layer.

In the last several years, however, scientists have gotten better at manipulating light at a very small scale, sorting it by color, trapping it, and guiding it from one spot to another using thin layers of material that incorporate tiny features that are often smaller than the wavelength of light.

Atwater plans to draw on these advances to manipulate light precisely and in a compact flat package that might not look that much different than a conventional solar panel.

One layer would split light up, sort it by color, and then deliver it to a second layer that contains an array of solar cells matched to each color. - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - Internet is leaving children brain-dead
One of Britain's leading inventors has warned that a 'Google generation' who rely on the internet for everything are in danger of becoming 'brain-dead'.

Trevor Baylis, who invented the wind-up radio, said children are losing creativity and practical skills because they spend too much time in front of screens.

The 75-year-old said he fears that the next generation of inventors is being lost, with young people often unable to make anything with their hands.

He said children could rediscover vital skills if schools used Meccano and other practical toys. Mr Baylis said: 'Children have got to be taught hands-on, and not to become mobile phone or computer dependent. - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - Young scientists blaze bike invention to alert drivers
KeelyNet A YOUNG inventor has devised a potentially life-saving bike light which beams a laser image of a bicycle on to the road ahead to alert motorists of their presence.

University of Brighton graduate Emily Brooke, 27, hopes her invention, called Blaze, will help cut the number of cycling deaths on Britain's roads.

Her small device is battery-operated and projects a bright green image of a bicycle from a bike's handlebars by about five metres to help eliminate blind spots.

The product, which has been launched to the public following two years of development and currently costs £60, operates either in flashing or constant modes.

The number of pedal cyclists killed on the roads last year was 107, down from 111 in 2010, according to a Department for Transport document released in the summer. Pedal cyclist serious injuries were up 16% and total pedal cycle casualties rose 12%. - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - How snowflakes get their shapes
KeelyNet Not all snowflakes are unique in their shape. There's one fact for you. (Apparently that is not true. - JWD)

And here's another: The shape of snowflakes — whether individually distinct or mass-production common — is determined by chemistry. (again, not exactly true. - JWD)

Specifically, the shape is a function of the temperatures and meteorological conditions the snowflakes are exposed to as they form and the way those factors affect the growth of ice crystals.

This short video from Bytesize Science will give you a nice overview of snowflake production and will help you understand why some snowflakes are unique, and why others aren't.

(Years ago, there was an article where scientists I believe used sound to create an IDENTICAL snowflake. - "But in 1988, the scientist Nancy Knight (at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado) was studying wispy high altitude cirrus clouds. Her research plane was collecting snowflakes on a chilled glass slide that was coated with a sticky oil. She found two identical (under a microscope, at least) snowflakes in a Wisconsin snowstorm."

"They were hollow hexagonal prisms, rather than the classical six-spoked star-shapes – but as far as snowologists are concerned, they counted as snowflakes. But if you want to be pedantic, they probably weren't identical if you were to look at the actual molecules – but at this level, is anything identical?"

Here we need to engage the study of Cymatics; ""The forms of snowflakes and faces of flowers may take on their shape because they are responding to some sound in nature. Likewise, it is possible that crystals, plants, and human beings may be, in some way, music that has taken on visible form." - JWD) - Full Article Source


12/29/12 - Stem cell 'wrinkle treatment' grows bones
About three months earlier the woman had opted for a relatively new kind of cosmetic procedure at a different clinic in Beverly Hills—a face-lift that made use of her own adult stem cells.

First, cosmetic surgeons had removed some the woman's abdominal fat with liposuction and isolated the adult stem cells within—a family of cells that can make many copies of themselves in an immature state and can develop into several different kinds of mature tissue.

In this case the doctors extracted mesenchymal stem cells—which can turn into bone, cartilage or fat, among other tissues—and injected those cells back into her face, especially around her eyes.

The procedure cost her more than $20,000, Wu recollects. Such face-lifts supposedly rejuvenate the skin because stem cells turn into brand-new tissue and release chemicals that help heal aging cells and stimulate nearby cells to proliferate.

During the face-lift her clinicians had also injected some dermal filler, which plastic surgeons have safely used for more than 20 years to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

The principal component of such fillers is calcium hydroxylapatite, a mineral with which cell biologists encourage mesenchymal stem cells to turn into bone — a fact that escaped the woman's clinicians.

Wu thinks this unanticipated interaction explains her predicament. He successfully removed the pieces of bone from her eyelid in 2009 and says she is doing well today, but some living stem cells may linger in her face. These cells could turn into bone or other out-of-place tissues once again. - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - The Future, as imagined by Hollywood
Eclectic Method's awesome montage of the future... - Full Article Source


12/29/12 - Crocheted knight's helmet, with movable mouthguard/visor
KeelyNet (This is too COOL not to post. I want one! - JWD)

Etsy seller Dee Forrest has an unexpected hit with this $40 crocheted knight's helmet with a clever movable visor. The item is waitlisted for a very, very long time. Get in line now, you might have it by next winter!

Knight's Helmet, Adult, approximately 20 weeks before shipping, please read entire listing before ordering... - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - OK to fire woman because man was sexually attracted to her?
A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.

The court ruled 7-0 that bosses can fire employees they see as an “irresistible attraction,” even if the employees have not engaged in flirtatious behavior or otherwise done anything wrong - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - The Twitter Shame Eraser
Now that Twitter has made it easy to download our entire tweet archives, the Internet is now faced with the scary reality that the dumbest things we've ever said are only a few clicks away. Our early tweets were sent from a time of innocence, joy, and freedom from the realization that one day other people (and we ourselves) might pass judgement on them.

But the time of reckoning has come. And if you're unable to bear the weight of your shame, this is your way out. Perhaps you had a particularly dark period after a break-up. Maybe your first six months on Twitter were just bad haikus. If you're the type of person who rips up your old shitty poems, this script is for you.

If you haven't seen Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, you might want to watch it first. Weigh your options carefully before erasing your past. (You will, of course, still have your local archive after deleting the public tweets.) - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - Anti-Westboro Baptist Church petition smashes White House records
The Huffington Post claims that this petitions.whitehouse.gov petition, calling for the classification of the Westboro Baptist Church as a "hate group," is now the most popular White House petition of all time.

To be honest, I'm less interested in this petition than I am in a pair (1, 2) of similar petitions calling for the revocation of tax-exempt status for the Westboro kooks.

Being classed as a hate group will make life a little less convenient for them, but losing tax-exempt status would be a serious blow in the nads and the wallet for 'em. - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - The long slow death of the landline

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The CDC reports that more than one third of American homes are now landline-free, with six in ten adults aged under 30 living in households with only wireless phones.

In a study carried out as part of the National Health Interview Survey, 35.8 percent of all respondents reported having only cellular telephones. A further 15.9 percent reported that while they had landlines, they received all or almost all their calls on their mobiles.

While 34 percent of all adults now live in households with only cellular phones, the number jumps to 40.6 percent when limited to households with children. Fifty-eight percent of renters and 76 percent of adults living with roommates reported having only cellphones. The growth is slowing, though, with the 1.8 percent six-month increase in landline-less homes being the lowest jump since 2008.

Even the elderly are abandoning their landlines, albeit slowly: for the first time, more than 1 in 10 of those aged 65 or more reported living mobile-only. - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - Empty Times Square Building Makes $23 Million a Year From Digital Ads
KeelyNet "Advertising things at the right place is proving to be a cash cow, as electronic ads earn about $23mn each year for an empty building at One Times Square – the iconic tourist destination in the New York City.

A 25-story Manhattan office building that has long been empty keeps on bringing in millions to its owner as a billboard. Michael Phillips, CEO of Atlanta-based Jamestown Properties, bought One Times Square through a fund in 1997 for $117 million, as the Wall Street Journal reports.

More than 100mn pedestrians pass through the square each year, which is 90% more than 16 years ago, says the Times Square Alliance, a non-profit business improvement organization. And this is what makes a price tag for having a company's name placed on the building the highest in the world, even above such crowded tourist destinations as Piccadilly Circus in London.

Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. pays $3.6mn a year for a Dunkin' Donuts digital sign on the One Times Square building, with Anheuser-Busch InBev paying another $3.4mn a year for its advertisement. Sony and News America pay $4mn a year for a shared sign." - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - Dreams - Ramanujan's Deathbed Conjecture Finally Proven
KeelyNet "Another chapter in the fascinating life of Srinivasa Ramanujan appears to be complete: 'While on his death bed, the brilliant Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan cryptically wrote down functions he said came to him in dreams, with a hunch about how they behaved.

Now 100 years later, researchers say they've proved he was right.

"We've solved the problems from his last mysterious letters. For people who work in this area of math, the problem has been open for 90 years," Emory University mathematician Ken Ono said.

Ramanujan, a self-taught mathematician born in a rural village in South India, spent so much time thinking about math that he flunked out of college in India twice, Ono said.'" - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - NASA's Ion Thruster Sets Continuous Operation Record
"NASA's Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) ion engine has set a new world record by clocking 43,000 hours of continuous operation at NASA's Glenn Research Center's Electric Propulsion Laboratory.

The seven-kilowatt thruster is intended to propel future NASA deep space probes on missions where chemical rockets aren't a practical option. The NEXT is one of NASA's latest generation of engines.

With a power output of seven kilowatts, it's over twice as powerful as the ones used aboard the unmanned Dawn space probe, yet it is simpler in design, lighter and more efficient, and is also designed for very high endurance.

Its current record of 43,000 hours is the equivalent of nearly five years of continuous operation while consuming only 770 kg (1697.5 lbs) of xenon propellant.

The NEXT engine (PDF) would provide 30 million newton-seconds of total impulse to a spacecraft. What this means in simple terms is that the NEXT engine can make a spacecraft go (eventually) very far and very fast." - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - Pirate Radio Station In Florida Jams Automotive Electronics
"For months, dozens of people could not use their keyless entry systems to unlock or start their cars when parked in the vicinity of the eight-story Regents bank building in Hollywood, FL. Once the cars were towed to the dealership for repair, the problem went away.

The problem resolved itself when police found equipment on the bank's roof that was broadcasting a bootleg radio station.

A detective and an FCC agent found the equipment hidden underneath an air conditioning chiller.

The man who set up the station has not been found, but he faces felony charges and fines of at least $10,000 if he is caught. The radio station was broadcasting Caribbean music around the clock on 104.7 FM." - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - Drone Photos Lead to Indictment For Texas Polluters
KeelyNet In January of this year, we posted news of a major pollution site in Texas that was the subject of some anonymous amateur sleuths with drones, who used their UAVs to document the release of a "river of blood" (pig blood, that is) into the Trinity River as it flows through Dallas.

Now, garymortimer writes, that documentation has resulted in legal action in the form of an indictment from a Dallas grand jury.

"The story went viral and continues to receive hits nearly a year later. I believe this is the first environmental crime to be prosecuted on the basis of UA evidence. Authorities had to act because of the attention the story was receiving." - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - “Sea Water” Metal Used to Make Plane (Feb, 1949)

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Sea and air combine in a five-seater British personal plane made of magnesium alloy, an element extracted from sea water.

Though the metal weighs less than the lightest aluminum, the wings in bending tests have withstood deflection five times greater than is required.

Expected to fly over 200 m.p.h., the unorthodox craft was designed by an “amateur” who had never before worked around airplanes. - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - The 4th Pyramid at Gizeh
KeelyNet “The principal pyramids are at the east south east of Gize …..There are four of them, that deserve the greatest attention of the curious,; for tho we see seven or eight others in the neighborhood, they are nothing in comparison to the former. ……. ……..The two most northerly pyramids are the greatest, and have five hundred feet perpendicular height. The two others are much less, but have some particularities, which occasion their being examined and admired.”

It is without coating, closed and resembles the others, but without any temple like the ?rst. It has however one particular deserving remark; which is, that its summit is terminated by a single great stone, which seems to have served as a pedestal…the fourth pyramid has been made, upwards above the middle, of a stone more black than the common granite, and at least as hard. Its summit is of a yellowish stone. I shall speak elsewhere of its top, which terminates in a cube. It is, moreover, situated out of the line of the others, being more to thewest…it makes a series with the three others...

The suggestion tends to be dismissed in terms of considering he mistakenly took one of the satellitie pyramids of Menkaure as a fourth pyramid, though he describes the pyramid as made of a stone blacker and harder than granite, whereas the satellite pyramids are all sandstone, also his site plan is of very good quality for the period and positions the fourth pyramid some distance away from that of the third.

He does describe seven or eight lesser pyramid constructions also, which would incorporate the satellite pyramids and show that he did take these into account.

A suggestion is that this fourth pyramid was quarried in the late 1700's, but that there are still stones/ruins in its former locale... - Full Article Source

12/29/12 - Mexico urges US court to block part of Arizona law
The Mexican government has urged a U.S. court to stop Arizona from enforcing a minor section of the state's 2010 immigration law that prohibits the harboring of illegal immigrants.

Lawyers representing Mexico asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a filing Wednesday to uphold a lower-court ruling that blocked police from enforcing the ban. Mexico argued the ban harms diplomatic relations between the United States, undermines the U.S.'s ability to speak to a foreign country with one voice and encourages the marginalization of Mexicans and people who appear to be from Latin America.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the measure known as SB1070 into law and serves as the statute's chief defender, has asked the appeals court to reverse Bolton's ruling on the harboring ban.

Brewer spokesman Matt Benson said Arizona's harboring ban mirrored federal law and that Mexico was interfering with a matter in U.S. courts.

"Mexico's own immigration laws are significantly more heavy-handed than anything imposed as a result of SB1070. Does the Mexican government believe the nearly identical U.S. federal law harms diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Mexico?" he said.

Brewer had said the foreign governments were meddling in an internal legal dispute between the United States and one of its states. No other countries have joined in Mexico's latest friend-of-court brief. - Full Article Source

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12/25/12 - Communicating with Gravity Waves

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Dr. rer. nat. Hartmut Müller, the Institute’s director, used naturally occurring standing gravitational waves as the transmitting medium. Gravielectric energy converters (G-Elements) allow for a coupling with the cosmic gravitational background field, while modulation and demodulation is achieved by biologically harmonising oscillators (Bioguards).

Standing gravitational waves organise all particles in the universe into synchronous oscillations which explains why this particular language transmission could take place without time delay. October 27th 2001 thus marks the beginning of a new era of smog-free telecommunications.

Dr. Müller began with an explanation of the scientific background based on which this first time transmitter-less and smog-less language transmission on standing gravitational waves was carried out between Bad Tölz, Germany and St. Petersburg, Russia.

No more than the electromagnetic energy of a flashlight battery (in the milliwatt range) was required to communicate with an interlocutor at a distance of 2.500km! The following is an abbreviated introduction by Dr. Müller:

Natural EM-Fields and Unnatural EM-Fields “Nature herself contains electromagnetic waves of planetary, solar and galactic origin. These electromagnetic waves, however, do not cause electric smog because all organisms on Earth have adapted themselves to the existence of those fields over millions of years of evolution.

Cellular biological research has shown that these fields are absolutely necessary for the normal functioning of biochemical processes. When these natural electromagnetic fields are disturbed the danger arises that living cells begin to malfunction.

The idea to use naturally occurring wave processes for information transfer was born already several years ago. It was only recently, however, that we were able to turn this idea into practice. The principle of the experiment I have set up here is very simple, and this is its greatest advantage: everything is transparent, anybody can understand it, you can see that it works and you can see that it is possible.

I have intentionally kept the experiment on an ‘archaic’ level in order to show to everybody present that there is no transmitter at work here and that information is transported by already existing natural wave processes. A coupling to these waves is achieved through oscillation processes that occur inside gravielectric energy converters (G-Elements).

These converters are perfectly electromagnetically isolated metallic tin boxes which contain piezoelectric nanocrystals and a resonator. Language signal transmission takes place by means of biologically harmonising oscillators (Bioguards).

The total power input required for the working of the complete set-up is clearly below 1 watt. This amount of “energy expenditure” is enough to establish a language connection (across 2.500 kilometres linear distance) via G-Com®. The G-Elements of the interlocutors are oscillating systems sharing Global Scaling identity, i.e. each element is calculated and constructed according to Global Scaling Theory.

Before transmission both G-Elements are set into natural vibrations until a resonance coupling occurs in the cosmic gravitational background field. There are identical G-Elements in the St. Petersburg setup which will couple onto the same frequency.

During resonance coupling, it is possible to language-modulate resonance frequency. In the same manner, images or other data could be transmitted not just language. The quality of these transmissions is still relatively poor but ideas have already been proposed for their improvement. The experiment is monitored by a spectrum analyser to demonstrate that even during language modulation no carrier wave is generated.”

After this theoretical introduction only briefly summarised in the above paragraphs, Dr. Müller dialled a telephone number at the university of St. Petersburg. When his colleague answered Dr. Müller – for all to see – unplugged the telephone cord from the socket and continued to converse with his St. Petersburg partner. His voice was clearly audi- ble without any interruption. - Full Article Source


12/25/12 - Ken Shoulders 'interviewed'
KeelyNet Ken Shoulders, Father of MicroElectronics, grants a RARE interview and discusses his current work: EVOs (exotic vacuum objects), the Hutchison Effect, anti-gravity, Frontier Science and errors in Cold Fusion.

The Hutchison Effect (EVOs) may be able to eliminate the nuclear contamination from Fukushima. Off camera comments and questions from Clare (Ken's wife) and Nancy Lazaryan. Filmed Sept. 2010.

Basic EVO Questions (and much more on electron clusters) - Ken Shoulders writes; What I say about EVOs is viewed as the ultimate heretical doctrine by established and entrenched science because my vanguard statement is that many sacrosanct laws of present, single particle physics are baloney when considered from the multi-universe view I advance.

For example: neither charge nor mass is fixed in magnitude and energy does not equal mass times the velocity of light squared.

In addition, matter, even biological life forms, can be teleported with ease in concealed form at thousands of times the velocity of light. Nuclear transmutation is a trivial act, as many cold fusion workers have already revealed. This is dissent heresy from a normal, existing science point of view.

Ken Shoulders' EVOs - Exotic Vacuum Objects Challenge Particle Theory with more good information about Ken. - Full Article Source


12/25/12 - Mini-Tornadoes For Generating Electricity

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"Tornadoes generally evoke the destructive force of nature at its most awesome. However, what if all that power could be harnessed to produce cheaper and more efficient electricity?

This is just what Canadian engineer Louis Michaud proposes to achieve, with an invention dubbed the 'Atmospheric Vortex Engine' (or AVE).

It works by introducing warm air into a circular station, whereupon the difference in temperature between this heated air and the atmosphere above creates a vortex – or controlled tornado, which in turn drives multiple wind turbines in order to create electricity.

The vortex could be shut down by simply turning off the source of warm air. Michaud's company, AVEtec Energy Corporation, reports that the system produces no carbon emissions, nor requires energy storage to function, and that further to this, the cost of energy generated could potentially be as low as US$0.03 per kilowatt hour."

AVE works by introducing warm air into a circular station, whereupon the difference in temperature between this heated air and the atmosphere above creates a vortex – or controlled tornado, which in turn drives multiple wind turbines in order to create electricity. The vortex could be shut down by simply turning off the source of warm air.

KeelyNet The heat required to get the mini-tornado started would be provided by a temporary heat source, such as a heater, or steam. However, AVEtec states that once the vortex is thus established, the continuous heat could then be provided by a more sustainable source – such as waste industrial heat or warm seawater.

According to the company’s figures, a functional AVE power station with a 100-meter (328-foot) diameter is capable of generating up to 200 megawatts of electrical power.

For now though, efforts are focused on producing an 8-meter (26-foot) prototype, which will create a 40-meter (141-foot) high vortex, with a diameter of 30 centimeters (11 inches). The vortex will power a single 1-meter (3.2-foot) turbine, and will be manufactured in partnership with Lambton College, in Sarnia, Ontario.

Can you say Clem Engine??? - Full Article Source


12/25/12 - Conman back with invention
KeelyNet A conman who was exposed for scamming investors over a fake magnetic engine is back in business, this time spruiking another ''nonsense'' engine invention experts say can never work.

More than a year after a Fairfax Media investigation revealed that Micheal (also Michael) Peter Nugent had been living the high life on shareholders' money - including partying at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion - he is again fund-raising on the back of audacious claims about his inventions.

Mr Nugent, who has boasted about exploits such as getting clearance from NASA to talk to its top scientists about his magnetic engine, was suddenly shy this week, hanging up and then refusing to return calls or emails to Fairfax Media about his latest venture.

Former business associates have warned he is up to his old tricks and using the same plan to sell the so-called ''Y Engine''. The corporate regulator, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, has again been asked to investigate.

In an email being circulated since September, to potential investors in the Y Engine, he advised that their ''enemies'' had forced them offshore. ''They are still around and being a nuisance in Australia, however we don't have any problems in the USA,'' he wrote in the email obtained by Fairfax Media.

Two months ago ASIC warned the public that Mr McClelland had been making false and misleading statements about the companies Roadships and Cycclone Magnetic Engines by claiming they had developed revolutionary technology.

The ASIC commissioner, Peter Kell, warned investors to be cautious when dealing with overseas registered corporations, as there are ''limits [to] the protective measures that ASIC has available to assist''.

''Once your money leaves this jurisdiction, there is little or no hope of getting it back,'' Mr Kell said.

In the past year, the number of disgruntled investors from Roadships, Cycclone and related companies has grown and it is understood ASIC has been investigating. At least two investors have taken court action in Queensland in the past year forcing the pair to pay back thousands.

The patent application for the Y engine that was lodged on October 14 in the US, could not be located.

No one was answering the phone at Roadships and Cycclone premises in Lismore last week.

Nugent Engine Technologies, now known as Nugent Aerospace, registered in Florida, has ''no current operating income'', documents filed with the SEC say. Its share value is listed as $US0.001.

While the number of disgruntled investors grows, Mr Nugent has continued his fast lifestyle with cocktail functions promoting the engine, travelling to the US for weeks at a time and partying at Sydney's Sheraton on the Park hotel with dancers from a strip club, The Men's Gallery. They were told they were going to appear in one of his films. - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - A third type of Magnetism
KeelyNet The experimental work showing the existence of this new state, called a quantum spin liquid (QSL), was reported in the journal Nature.

The QSL is a solid crystal, but its magnetic state is described as liquid: Unlike the other two kinds of magnetism, the magnetic orientations of the individual particles within it fluctuate constantly, resembling the constant motion of molecules within a true liquid.

There is no static order to the magnetic orientations, known as magnetic moments, within the material, Lee said.

Ferromagnetism, the simple magnetism of a bar magnet or compass needle, has been known for centuries.

The prediction and discovery of antiferromagnetism, which is the basis for the read heads in today’s computer hard disks, won Nobel Prizes in physics for Louis Neel in 1970 and for MIT professor emeritus Clifford Shull in 1994.

In a second type of magnetism, antiferromagnetism, the magnetic fields of the ions within a metal or alloy cancel each other out.

In both the existing cases, the materials become magnetic only when cooled below a certain critical temperature. The material itself is a crystal of a mineral called herbertsmithite, named after the mineralogist Herbert Smith that was first found in 1972 in Chile.

Lee and his colleagues first succeeded in making a large, pure crystal of this material last year, a process that took 10 months, and have since been studying its properties in detail.

While most matter has discrete quantum states whose changes are expressed as whole numbers, this QSL material exhibits fractional quantum states.

In fact, the researchers found that these excited states, called spinons, form a continuum. This observation, they say in their Nature paper, is 'a remarkable first.' - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - Making graphene with a DVD burner
A group of researchers have figured out how to produce graphene using a DVD drive. This discovery helps clear the path for mass production of the substance, which was discovered in the late 1980?s.

More recently, the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to a team that produced two-dimensional graphene; a substance one just atom thick. One method of doing so used Scotch tape and is mentioned in the video after the break as a technique that works but is not feasible for large-scale production.

The process seen here starts with graphite oxide because it can be suspended in water. This allows a lab technician to evenly distribute the substance on a plastic surface. Note the use of optical discs.

The second part of the process involves hitting the dried layer of graphite oxide with a laser. It just so happens that this can be done with a consumer DVD drive.

The result is graphene that can be used in circuits and may have potential as a fantastic super-capacitor. - Full Article Source


12/25/12 - Puzzle - Series circuit - 3 LEDs & 0 switches
This is an analogue design (no CPU used). Also did not use wireless energy... All components have been modified by the author with the exception of the battery. How does it work? - Full Article Source


12/25/12 - 4 Battles Won by Using Food as a Weapon

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#4. Uruguay Wins a Naval Battle with Cheese

#3. The Romans Are Defeated by Honey

#2. The Americans Make Exploding Baked Goods

#1. A Japanese Submarine Is Sunk with Potatoes

The USS O'Bannon, on patrol in the Pacific Ocean during WW2, came across a surfaced Japanese submarine, evidently operating with a catastrophically malfunctioning periscope and an all-blind crew.

The O'Bannon blasted enough holes in the submarine to prevent it from submerging again, although, curiously, not enough holes to sink it, which arguably would've given them the tactical advantage. They had also pulled directly alongside the sub, positioning it too low for any of their weapons, but close enough to be blasted by small arms fire from the Japanese crew. This decision is equally difficult to explain.

The understandably furious Japanese submariners soon started to amass on deck, fully armed. However, before the Japanese could start firing, the crew of the O'Bannon began throwing potatoes at them, because it seems that there were no guns on the O'Bannon (or maybe they just had one gun for everyone to share).

The Japanese began scrambling to throw the potatoes away, thinking they were grenades, and were too distracted to notice that the O'Bannon was sailing back out into range of its deck guns until it finally opened fire and sank them. - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - A thermal imaging camera for your phone
KeelyNet When last we heard of a cheap thermal imaging camera accessory for any smart phone, we were blown away at how easily a very expensive electronic device could be replicated with an Arduino and enough know how. Now, that thermal imaging camera is a kickstarter project and provides a cheap way to put a thermal imaging camera in the tool chest of makers the world over.

It’s called the IR-Blue, and simply by connecting your phone to the IR-Blue with Bluetooth, you can overlay the output of a thermal imaging camera on the output of your camera’s phone.

The thermal imaging sensor is basically a low-resolution camera (16 x 4 pixels) for infrared radiation. This sensor is factory calibrated to detect heat in a range between -20 and 300 ?C. This range allows anyone to easily see where drafts in a house are coming from, where heat in a computer is being generated, or figuring out how to cook a steak.

It’s an awesome and well designed product, so we’ve got to hand it to [Andy] and the IR-Blue team for putting very expensive tools in everyone’s hands. - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - Modifying an EEG headset for lucid dreaming
KeelyNet [Michael], [Tom], and a few other people on the Lucid Scribe Database project have been using off-the-shelf EEG equipment to invoke lucid dreaming. Yes, that’s where you take control of your dreams and become a god. This requires wearing an EEG setup while you sleep, and these products aren’t very comfortable sleeping wear. [Tom] decided to take apart a NeuroSky MindWave and turn it into something comfortable to wear all night.

The folks at the Lucid Scribe Database log their dreams with consumer-level EEG equipment, usually something made by NeuroSky. The NeuroSky MindWave is the smallest and cheapest EEG headset available, but it’s still a hard plastic device not conducive to sleeping.

[Tom] removed all the guts and electronic goodies out of his MindWave and attached them to an elastic headband. The MindWave has two sensors – a forehead and ear lobe sensor. For the forehead sensor, [Tom] simply soldered a piece of wire to a penny and attached it to the elastic. The ear lobe sensor in the stock MindWave is a simple clip that was kept in the stock configuration for [Tom]‘s mod.

Now that [Tom] has a much more comfortable EEG setup, he can get on with improving his lucid dreaming skills and even try communicating via Morse from inside a dream. - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - Electrosonic Electrolysis: Using Water as Fuel

KeelyNet

Koda fully discloses his theoretical device for producing hydrogen fuel from water using a combination of three different methods: high voltage / low amperage pulsed electrical current; ultrasonic vibrations; and microwave energy -- all in a single device which could cost less than $200 to build. Could turn out to be efficient enough to enable cars and power plants to run on water.

Normal electrolysis requires 3 times as much energy as can be generated by burning the gases, which means that a vehicle using such an inefficient gas separation process would stop moving when the battery became discharged.

The drawing above illustrates my design for using three different methods of separating hydrogen and oxygen gas from water: ultrasonic vibrations, microwaves, and plused wave electrolysis.

It is uncertain whether this device would be efficient enough to power a motor vehicle using water as a fuel source, but it is certain to be more efficient than the standard electrolysis process of placing two electrodes in water.

From the available literature it appears obvious that water fueled motors have been in existence since the 1960s but the inventors have been murdered or silenced in other ways. The oil industry is the largest business in the world and generates billions of dollars in profit every day, so there are powerful forces determined to prevent devices like this from being developed.

If you manage to get something to work well, my suggestion would be to publish the technical details broadly and agressively, and hope for compensation by understanding philanthropists.

(Note: It does not appear this fellow has actually BUILT and TESTED this. The author appears to have combined many existing ideas. - JWD) - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - Snail saliva helps regenerate human skin
KeelyNet Recent research shows that snail saliva may have antioxidant and regenerative effects on human skin. According to a study by scientists at the Autonomous University of Madrid, snail saliva could be used in therapies to regenerate damaged skin tissues.

Recent research shows that snail saliva may have antioxidant and regenerative effects on human skin.

According to a study by scientists at the Autonomous University of Madrid, snail saliva could be used in therapies to regenerate damaged skin tissues.

'It is a question of a snail from the family 'Helicidae' that in response to certain external harmful stimuli, produces a secretion (SCA) rich in proteins of high and low molecular weight, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants.

The secretion could stimulate proliferation, migration, adhesion and survival of human keratinocytes and fibroblasts.

To achieve these results, the researchers conducted tests on "wound closure" through in vitro experiments with human keratinocytes and fibroblasts in culture, a few experiments that serve to demonstrate that treatment with these secretions increases motility and migration of these cells. - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - What's the danger of 25th frame effect?
KeelyNet What is the 25th frame? It is believed that the human eye when viewing a video cannot distinguish between more than 24 frames per second. In fact, this is not true because the ability of perception of frames depends on the clarity of the edges of images and the speed of movement of objects on the screen.

Sometimes we can see not only 25 but even 26 frames per second, and sometimes - only 20. Number "24" has emerged as a result of the averaging of data.

However, this is not the point. The adherents of the "theory" of the twenty-fifth frame argue that the additional frame shown less than 1/24 second, bypasses the mind, and directly affects the subconscious.

That is, information contained in this frame is remembered by a person, but is not seen. Once it is saved in the memory, at some point it can be used by the brain.

It is unlikely that the brain will pay attention to it. It has long been known that the brain always sorts the incoming data and selects only the most important information. The information travels further down the neural chains to other centers, but what is seen as "information noise" is immediately erased because the brain cannot retain all information it receives.

The notorious 25th frame has no impact on our subconscious and never had. It all started in 1957 when businessman James Waikerie stated that he conducted an following experiment in the theaters of New Jersey. During the showing of the film "Picnic," he introduced an additional frame with an extra projector showing hidden advertising ("Coca-Cola" and "Eat popcorn").

The movie was shown throughout the summer of 1957, and, according to the businessman, at the same time sales of Coca-Cola in the theaters increased by 17 percent, and popcorn - by 50 percent. As a result, Waikerie patented this technology and started a company producing subliminal advertising in films.

This discovery immediately interested scientists and Waikerie was asked to provide the data and description of the experiment, but he refused to do so.

In 1962 Waikerie was caught and confessed during the investigation that the experiment in 1957 and all the sales statistics were deliberately fabricated. Thus, the story of the "25th frame effect" was over. However, no one could then assume that the myth will be so long-lived.

This tenacity is due to the fact that at all times people tried to make money by selling air. That is why there are still advertisements promising to cure from alcohol and drug addiction through the effect of the 25th frame.

Why do people still believe these swindlers as they once believed James Waikerie? - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - Scientists grow Hands on Fish
KeelyNet "While fossils have long shown that limbs evolved from fins, scientists have shown live in the laboratory how the transition may have happened.

Researchers said that the new study published in the journal Developmental Cell offers evidence revealing that the development of hands and feet occurred through the acquisition of new DNA elements capable of activating specific genes."

To understand how fins may have evolved into limbs, a team of scientists led by Dr. José Luis Gómez-Skarmeta at the CSIC-Universidad Pablo de Olavide-Junta de Andalucía, in Seville, Spain, and his colleague Dr. Fernando Casares injected zebrafish with the hoxd13 gene from a mouse.

Researchers said that the hoxd13 gene, known to play a role in distinguishing body parts, codes for a protein that controls the development of autopods, a precursor to hands and feet and paws.

While the zebrafish naturally carries Hoxd13, it produces less of the protein than tetrapods, four-limbed vertebrates that include amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

Researchers explained that a full 24 hours after extra copies of the gene were introduced to the embryos, fish whose cells had taken up the gene began developing autopods instead of fins. While they maintained growing for four days, they later died.

"Of course, we haven't been able to grow hands," Casares told New Scientists, he believes that hundreds of millions of years ago, the ancestors of tetrapods for some inexplicable reason began expressing more hoxd13. He says that the greater expression of the gene could have allowed fish to evolve autopods. - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - Car Exhaust World's Fastest-Growing Cause of Death
"Cars, once again, are killing us. They're killing us in crashes and accidents, yes, and they're encouraging us to grow obese and then killing us a little more slowly.

But, more than ever before, they're killing us with their pollution. Particulate air pollution, along with obesity, is now the two fastest-growing causes of death in the world, according to a new study published in the Lancet.

The study found that in 2010, 3.2 million people died prematurely from the air pollution – particularly the sooty kind that spews from the exhaust pipes of cars and trucks.

And of those untimely deaths, 2.1 million were in Asia, where a boom in car use has choked the streets of India and China's fast-expanding cities with smog." - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - Property Rights In Space?

KeelyNet

"A number of companies have announced plans in the last couple of years to undertake private development of space. There are asteroid-mining proposals backed by Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, various moon-mining proposals, and, announced just this month, a proposed moon-tourism venture.

But all of these — especially the efforts to mine resources in space — are hampered by the fact that existing treaties, like the Outer Space Treaty, seem to prohibit private ownership of space resources.

A new essay in The New Atlantis revisits the debates about property rights in space and examines a proposal that could resolve the stickiest treaty problems and make it possible to stake claims in space."

what if governments recognized the property claims of any individual or corporation which met specified conditions, regardless of citizenship or nationality?

And what if governments did not promise to provide physical defense for these property claims? Under these circumstances, the argument that recognizing property rights counts as de facto national appropriation would be on much shakier legal ground. How, after all, could recognition of the property rights of the citizens or corporations of other nations count as acts of national appropriation?

The Space Settlement Institute, a New York-based advocacy group, has taken just such an approach in proposed legislation it calls the Space Settlement Prize Act, which, if passed by Congress, would require the U.S. government to recognize and legally support land ownership claims “for any private entity which has, in fact, established a permanently inhabited settlement on the Moon, Mars, or an asteroid, with regular transportation between the settlement and the Earth open to any paying passenger.”

The act explicitly defines a “private entity” as “a company, a consortium of companies, and/or one or more individuals that are not controlled by any sovereign state or government.” - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - Most Kickstarter Projects Fail To Deliver On Time
"A recently conducted analysis found that out of the top 50 most-funded Kickstarter projects, a whopping 84 percent missed their target delivery dates.

As it turns out, only eight of them hit their deadline. Sixteen hadn't even shipped yet, while the remaining 26 projects left the warehouse months late.

'Why are so many crowdfunded projects blowing their deadlines? Over and over in our interviews, the same pattern emerged.

A team of ambitious but inexperienced creators launched a project that they expected would attract a few hundred backers. It took off, raising vastly more money than they anticipated — and obliterating the original production plans and timeline.'" - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - IQ 'a Myth,' Study Says
"The idea that intelligence can be measured by a single number — your IQ — is wrong, according to a recent study led by researchers at the University of Western Ontario (abstract).

The study, published in the journal Neuron on Wednesday, involved 100,000 participants around the world taking 12 cognitive tests, with a smaller sample of the group undergoing simultaneous brain-scan testing.

'When we looked at the data, the bottom line is the whole concept of IQ — or of you having a higher IQ than me — is a myth,' said Dr. Adrian Owen, the study’s senior investigator...

'There is no such thing as a single measure of IQ or a measure of general intelligence.'" - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - Everything is a Crime
From a CBS News report out of New Jersey:

"'The Superintendent of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District said around 2 pm Tuesday, a 16 year old student demonstrated behavior that caused concern.

A teacher noticed drawings of what appeared to be weapons in his notebook. School officials made the decision to contact authorities. Police removed the 16-year-old boy from Cedar Creek High School in Galloway Township Tuesday afternoon after school officials became concerned about his behavior.

The student was taken to the Galloway Township Police Department. Police then searched the boy's home on the 300 block of East Spencer Lane and found several electronic parts and several types of chemicals that when mixed together, could cause an explosion, police say. The unidentified teen was charged with possession of a weapon an [sic] explosive device and the juvenile was placed in Harbor Fields.'

If 'chemicals that when mixed together, could cause an explosion' is a crime, I'm pretty sure everyone's cleaning cabinets are evidence just waiting to be found. Bottle of Coke and Mentos... BRB, someone knocking at the door." - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - Specific Gut Bacteria May Account For Much Obesity
"A limited study from China offers the tantalizing possibility that targeting specific gut bacteria in humans could significantly reduce the scope of an epidemic of obesity in Western countries:

'The endotoxin-producing Enterobacter decreased in relative abundance from 35% of the volunteer's gut bacteria to non-detectable, during which time the volunteer lost 51.4kg of 174.8kg initial weight and recovered from hyperglycemia and hypertension after 23 weeks on a diet of whole grains, traditional Chinese medicinal foods and prebiotics.'

As usual, sensationalist reports have been exaggerating the import of this very early investigation, and one wonders about that 'diet of whole grains.'

Still, there could be meat in the idea of addressing pathogenic bacteria for the control of excessive weight gain.

After all, it wasn't too long ago that a brave scientist insisted in the face of widespread ridicule that peptic ulcers in humans usually are caused by bacterial infections, not by acidic foods." - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - Bee Venom Has "Botox-Like Effect," Worth 7X As Much As Gold
"The BBC reports that cosmetic products using bee venom as an ingredient are a new 'hot seller' in the cosmetics market. Bee venom is said to have an effect on female skin similar to Botox injections, tightening the skin and making wrinkles and other signs of aging appear less pronounced than before.

Unlike Botox, however, bee venom does not need to be injected, and can be absorbed through the skin naturally as an ingredient of cosmetic skin creme.

Now comes the kicker: A special electrified device that causes bees to sting a synthetic membrane and release their venom can harvest about one gram of bee venom from 20 bee hives.

That one gram of bee venom is worth a whopping 350 dollars.

This makes bee venom almost seven times more valuable than gold, which, in comparison, is worth only about 53 dollars per gram."

But there have been warnings about possible side-effects... - Full Article Source


12/25/12 - Internet Archive Needs Donations, Has Matching Donor
KeelyNet The Internet Archive curates an astounding collection (actually, a collection of collections) of online resources, from historically significant to modern but obscure.

Storing, serving and organizing more than 10 petabytes isn't cheap, despite their ongoing efforts to innovate on that front.

An anonymous reader writes "An anonymous donor is matching $3 for every $1 given (up to $450,000) until December 31. One petabyte has been paid for so far and the archive is looking at getting three more.

'These massive servers are the backbone of the Archive, and critical to our continued growth. To all of you who've contributed to our fundraising drive, thanks from all of us here at the Internet Archive. '" - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - Peel-and-Stick Solar Cells

KeelyNet

"Traditionally, thin-film solar cells are made with rigid glass substrates, limiting their potential applications. Flexible versions do exist, although they require special production techniques and/or materials.

Now, however, scientists from Stanford University have created thin, flexible solar cells that are made from standard materials – and they can applied to just about any surface, like a sticker.

The cells have been successfully applied to a variety of both flat and curved surfaces – including glass, plastic and paper – without any loss of efficiency.

Not only does the new process allow for solar cells to applied to things like mobile devices, helmets, dashboards or windows, but the stickers are reportedly both lighter and less costly to make than equivalent-sized traditional photovoltaic panels. There's also no waste involved, as the silicon/silicon dioxide wafers can be reused."

To make the peel-and-stick cells, the researchers started by applying a 300-nanometer layer of nickel onto a rigid silicon/silicon dioxide wafer. Using standard fabrication techniques, thin-film solar cells were then deposited onto the nickel. A protective polymer was then applied over the cells, followed by a layer of thermal release tape being applied over it.

The resulting sandwich of material was then submerged in room-temperature water and one edge of the tape was peeled back, letting water seep in between the nickel layer and the wafer. Once the nickel completely separated from the wafer, the researchers were left with a bare wafer, and the tape with everything else still clinging to it.

The tape and its contents were then heated to 90ºC (194ºF) for several seconds, adhesive was applied to the non-tape side, and the whole thing was applied to a chosen surface. When the tape was subsequently peeled off, all that was left were the polymer-covered cells, adhered like a decal. - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - NASA Plans To "Lasso" Asteroid and Turn It Into Space Station

KeelyNet

"NASA scientists are planning to capture a 500 ton asteroid, relocate it and turn it into a space station for astronauts to refuel on their way to Mars.

From the article: 'The 1.6bn-pound plan will be considered by the White House's Office of Science and technology in the coming weeks, as it prepares to set its space exploration agenda for the next decade, the Daily Mail reported.

According to a report prepared by NASA and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) scientists, an, 'asteroid capture capsule' would be attached to an old Atlas V rocket and directed towards the asteroid between the earth and the moon.

Once close, the asteroid capsule would release a 50ft diameter bag that would wrap around the spinning rock using drawstrings. The craft would then turn on its thrusters, using an estimated 300kg of propellant, to stop the asteroid in its tracks and tow it into a gravitationally neutral spot.

From here space explorers would have a stationary base from which to launch trips deeper into space. Though NASA declined to comment on the project, it is believed that technology would make it possible within 10-12 years. The technology would also open up the possibility of mining other asteroids for their metals and minerals.

Some are full of iron which could be used in the making of new space stations, others are made up of water which could be broken down into hydrogen and oxygen to make fuel.

It is hoped that the project will increase our understanding of asteroids, and even shed new light on the origin of life on Earth.'" - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - China Set To Surpass US In R&D Spending In 10 Years
"China is on track to overtake the U.S. in spending on research and development in about 10 years, as federal R&D spending either declines or remains flat.

The U.S. today maintains a large lead in spending over China, with federal and private sector investment expected to reach $424 billion next year, a 1.2% increase. By contrast, China's overall R&D spending is $220 billion next year, an increase of 11.6% over 2012, a rate similar to previous years.

This finding is shared by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. 'China's investment as a percentage of its GDP shows continuing, deliberate growth that, if it continues, should surpass the roughly flat United States investment within a decade,' it said in a report last month." - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - How Do You Ticket To a Driverless Car?
"New Scientist asks Bryant Walker Smith, from the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, whether the law is able to keep up with recent advances in automated vehicles.

Even states which have allowed self-driving cars require the vehicles to have a 'driver,' who is nominally in control and who must comply with the same restrictions as any driver such as not being drunk.

What's the point of having a robot car if it can't drive you home from the pub while you go to sleep in the back?" - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - New Ethanol Blend May Damage Your Vehicle
"About 80 percent of the gasoline consumed in the U.S. is blended with ethanol, primarily with a 10 percent mix of ethanol, generally derived from corn. Now Kate Sheppard writes that the Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new policy that will allow states to raise the blend to up to 15 percent ethanol (also known as E15), approved for use for cars and light trucks from the model year 2001 and later.

A few weeks ago, AAA issued a statement saying that the EPA's new policy creates the 'strong likelihood of consumer confusion and the potential for voided warranties and vehicle damage.' AAA surveyed vehicle manufacturers, and found that only about 12 million of the 240 million vehicles on the roads today are built to use E15 gasoline.

The EPA will require that gas pumps with E15 bear a warning sign noting the blend and that it is not recommended for cars older than the 2001 model year. But what happens if you accidentally use it? 'Nobody really knows what negative effects [E15 is] going to have on the vehicle,' says Brian Lyons, Toyota's safety and quality communications manager.

'We think that there needs to be a lot more study conducted to make sure there are no longer term effects on the vehicle. So far everything we've seen says there will be.'

The concern is that repeated, long-term exposure could cause the higher-alcohol-content fuel to degrade engine parts like valves and cylinder heads — which could potentially cost thousands of dollars to replace.

Gas station owners don't like it very much either, because they'd likely have to upgrade their equipment to use it. Nor are environmental groups big fans of the EPA's decision, arguing that increasing the use of ethanol can drive up food prices, and isn't the best means of reducing our reliance on foreign fuels.

The ethanol lobby is the only group that really seems to like the new rule. 'We've force fed a fuel into every American's car that benefits a few thousand corn farmers and ethanol refiners at the expense of virtually every other American,' says Scott Faber." - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - Online Jukebox

KeelyNet

Plays music from 1940 up to 1999! Give it a try! Try the 12 pack of your favorite performers. - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - A couple of good ones
Here are two well done xmas light displays. - Full Article Source


12/25/12 - Is this prediction or did it inspire the event?
KeelyNet I've received several emails saying the killer was on medication, so the blame is on the drug companies, not the guns. If everyone had guns, crazies would be a lot more unlikely to risk everyone around them pulling out a gun to stop their idiocy. - JWD

Fact number 1 - In the movie "The Dark Knight Rises" there is a STRIKE in a district called SANDY HOOK

Fact number 2 - In the premiere of the movie "The Dark Knight Rises", on July 20, 2012, there was a massacre in a theater in Aurora, Colorado.

Fact number 3 - In the same day, July 20, 2012, someone posted a review about a horror movie called SANDY HOOK Lingerie Party Massacre in a blog, and the review starts with the following: "So here we have Sandy Hook Lingerie Party Massacre. Let’s say that again, SANDY HOOK LINGERIE PARTY MASSACRE!

What do you think of when you see that combination of words? What’s in a title anyway? Does it have a cryptic meaning? Who is Sandy Hook? What on earth am I writing about?"

Fact number 4 - In the horror movie in question, SANDY HOOK Lingerie Party Massacre, from the year 2000, the plot says there is a serial killer who strikes AFTER hurricanes.

Fact number 5 - There was a very strong hurricane in November 2012, called Hurricane SANDY, that affected the whole Northeast of the USA, including both the town of Sandy Hook, in New Jersey (where the horror movie is supposed to take place) and the village of Sandy Hook, in Newtown, Connecticut.

Fact number 6 - Less than one month and a half AFTER Hurricane Sandy, a serial killer enters SANDY HOOK Elementary School, in the village of SANDY HOOK, in Newtown, Connecticut, and kills dozens of little kids in a horrible massacre.

Those are the FACTS.

I'm open for interpretations.

But there is an interpretation that is UNNACEPTABLE: "mere coincidence". Because the odds are ZERO. - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - California's Population Is Moving to Texas
KeelyNet About 100,000 more people moved away from California in 2011 than relocated to the Golden State, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The trend can be explained, in part, in monetary terms. Even in an economic boom, the cost of living in California has increased, prompting people to move out, and, in recent years, unemployment in the state has skyrocketed.

So, where are these former Californians going?

The Census Bureau calculates that the most popular destination is Texas (58,992), a state that is luring California companies. That’s followed by Arizona (49,635), Nevada (40,114), Washington (38,421) and Oregon (34,214).

Although in smaller numbers, people are still relocating to the Golden State.

Texans make up the largest number of translates to California with 37,387 people, according to the report. That is followed by people from Washington (36,481), Nevada (36,159), Arizona (35,650), and New York (25,269). - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - Cancer girl cured by the HIV virus
Emily was diagnosed with the most common childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in May 2010. Unfortunately her case, like 15 per cent of sufferers, was resistant to traditional treatment.

She was put forward for an experimental therapy known as CTL019.

In certain cancers, including the type of ALL that Emily was battling, a subset of cells in the immune system become leukaemia. These are called B cells.

Another set of cells in the immune system, called T-cells, normally recognise and attack invading disease. But in cancers like ALL, the abnormal leukemia cells fly under the radar of the normal T-cells that are meant to kill them.

In the experimental treatment, her T-cells were collected from her blood, then re-engineered in a lab to recognise and attach to a protein called CD19 that is found only on the surface of B cells.

To do this they used a gutted HIV virus, called a lentivirus, to carry special receptors into the T-cells.

There is no risk of HIV infection from a lentivirus. When the re-engineered cells were put back they dispersed throughout the body to find and kill cancerous B cells.

Emily had an additional drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis to tackle a side-effect of the therapy and has been in remission for seven months. - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - Government audio surveillance systems on public buses

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Government officials are quietly installing sophisticated audio surveillance systems on public buses across the country to eavesdrop on passengers, according to documents obtained by The Daily. Plans to implement the technology are under way in cities from San Francisco to Hartford, Conn., and Eugene, Ore., to Columbus, Ohio.

Linked to video cameras already in wide use, the microphones will offer a formidable new tool for security and law enforcement. With the new systems, experts say, transit officials can effectively send an invisible police officer to transcribe the individual conversations of every passenger riding on a public bus.

But the deployment of the technology on buses raises urgent questions about the boundaries of legally protected privacy in public spaces, experts say, as transit officials — and perhaps law enforcement agencies given access to the systems — seem positioned to monitor audio communications without search warrants or court supervision.

Searching for audio surveillance gear, some transit officials make clear their desire for fly-on-the-wall powers. In Eugene, Ore., for example, transit officials demanded microphones capable of distilling clear conversations from the background noise of other voices, wind, traffic, windshields wipers and engines.

Requesting a minimum of five audio channels spread across each bus, they added, “each audio channel shall be paired with one or more camera images and recorded synchronously with the video for simultaneous playback.”

“An audio device on an MTA vehicle will pick up all passenger conversations, whether uttered softly or shouted,” Melissa Goemann, legislative director of the state chapter of the ACLU, said in written testimony at a committee hearing in March.

Though a legislative committee rejected the bill, the transit agency proceeded with its plan. In an advisory letter, the state attorney general’s office told the agency that signs warning passengers of the surveillance would help the system withstand a court challenge.

“It’s one thing to post cops, it’s quite another to say we will have police officers in every seat next to you, listening to everything you say,” said Neil Richards, a professor at Washington University School of Law. With the microphones, he said, “you have a policeman in every seat with a photographic memory who can spit back everything that was said.” - Full Article Source

12/25/12 - 'Jedi' religion most popular alternative faith
176,632 people in England and Wales identify themselves as Jedi Knights, making it the most popular faith in the "Other Religions" category on the Census and the seventh most popular faith overall.

Following a nationwide campaign, Jedi made it onto the 2001 census, with 390,127 people identifying themselves a decade ago as followers of the fictional Star Wars creed.

Although the number of Jedis has dropped by more than 50 per cent over the past 10 years, they are still the most selected "alternative" faith on the Census, and constitute 0.31% of all people's stated religious affiliation in England and Wales. The number of people specifically identifying as Atheists was 29,267, while over 13.8 million refused to identify with a faith at all, ticking the "No religion" box on the census form.

Norwich was revealed as the area with the highest proportion of non-religious people, with 41.5% of residents refusing to identify with a faith. The city also possesses the highest proportion of Heavy Metal followers and the 3rd highest proportion of Jedi Knights.

Other non-mainstream religions that had followers in significant numbers included 56,620 Paganists, 39,061 Spiritualists, 2,418 Scientologists and 20,288 Jainists, some of whom sweep the floor with a broom made of cotton threads as they walk along so as not to kill any insects.

More than 4 million people didn't state a religion at all on their form. - Full Article Source

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12/09/12 - Acoustic levitation of water droplets
These water droplets are not falling; they’re actually stuck in place. What we’re seeing is the effects of an acoustic levitator. The device was initially developed by NASA to simulate microgravity.

Now it’s being used by the pharmaceutical industry do develop better drugs.

The two parts of the apparatus seen in the image above are both speakers. They put out a sound at about 22 kHz, which is beyond the human range of hearing. When precisely aligned they interfere with each other and create a standing wave. The droplets are trapped in the nodes of that wave.

So are these guys just playing around with the fancy lab equipment? Nope. The levitation is being used to evaporate water from a drug without the substance touching the sides of a container.

This prevents the formation of crystals in the solution. But we like it for the novelty and would love to see someone put one of these together in their home workshop. - Full Article Source


12/09/12 - Star Trek Medical Tricorder Is Real, And It’s Only $150
KeelyNet It's called the Scanadu SCOUT and, basically, it's a medical tricorder that will give you precise vital information about any human being within seconds, just on contact. It's very real and it works now.

And it's not only SCOUT—the company has two other devices—ScanaFlo and ScanaFlu—which are like having your own medical labs to go. Best of all, those two are so cheap that they are disposable.

SCOUT will not be disposable, though. The unit is a tiny hardware device that reads your vital health information on contact. You simply place it on the left temple and, in less than ten seconds, it will read your pulse transit time, heart rate, electrical heart activity, temperature, heart rate variability and blood oxygenation.

Then it sends this information to an app on your iPhone or Android phone, which displays it for you. You can even store your vitals for tracking, which could prove fundamental to many health situations at home.

This personal health tricorder is so simple that it will cost around $150 when it appears at the end of 2013, after it gets US government approval. It may very well become as ubiquitous as home thermometers, which were introduced in the 19th century.

For ScanaFlo, imagine a disposable blue plastic rectangle with a QR code and a window that reveals paper swatches and a color calibration target (similar to this). To get a reading, you need to pee on the rectangle as one would on a pregnancy test. Depending on the content of your urine, the swatches will change color.

But what do these color mean? You don't have to guess or remember. Point your smartphone at the QR target and it will take a photo, telling you if it detects anything out of the ordinary based on the hue of the paper swatches, which react differently depending on your health status.

According its creators, ScanaFlo tests for "pregnancy complications, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, kidney failure and urinary tract infections."

ScanaFlu works in a similar way. Instead of a rectangle, it's a square with a small protuberance on which you have to spit. Your saliva will be distributed to different test units using tiny nano-vessels. Incredibly enough, this "disposable cartridge will provide early detection for Strep A, Influenza A, Influenza B, Adenovirus and RSV." Like ScanaFlo, you will use your phone's camera to have a result sent to your app.

These disposable systems will be sold in packs, also at the end of 2013. - Full Article Source

12/09/12 - High-Voltage DC Breakthrough Could Boost Renewable Energy
An updated, high-voltage version of DC, called HVDC, is being touted as the transmission method of the future because of its ability to transmit current over very long distances with fewer losses than AC.

And that trend may be accelerated by a new device called a hybrid HVDC breaker, which may make it possible to use DC on large power grids without the fear of catastrophic breakdown that stymied the technology in the past. (See related photos: "World's Worst Power Outages.")

Swiss-based power technology and automation giant ABB, which developed the breaker, says it may also prove critical to the 21st century's transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, by tapping the full potential of massive wind farms and solar generating stations to provide electricity to distant cities.

So far, the device has been tested only in laboratories, but ABB's chief executive, Joe Hogan, touts the hybrid HVDC breaker as "a new chapter in the history of electrical engineering," and predicts that it will make possible the development of "the grid of the future"—that is, a massive, super-efficient network for distributing electricity that would interconnect not just nations but multiple continents. Outside experts aren't quite as grandiose, but they still see the breaker as an important breakthrough. - Full Article Source

12/09/12 - Futuristic handcuffs would administer shocks, drugs
KeelyNet A patent for next-generation handcuffs offers a future in which the detained can be zapped directly from their restraints, and even injected with a medication, sedative, irritant, paralytic, or other fine substance.

The patent is called "Apparatus and System For Augmented Detainee Restraint."

The augmentations it offers are truly quite something. You see, these handcuffs are "configured to administer electrical shocks when certain predetermined conditions occur."

These shocks might be "activated by internal control systems or by external controllers that transmit activation signals to the restraining device."

For Patent Bolt points out that this patent also allows for the idea of a substance delivery system. Yes, these handcuffs might also be used to, well, inject the detained with who knows what -- to achieve "any desired result."

Clearly, the desires of the detained and the detainer might differ. Yet, this patent allows for the possibility of the substance being in the form of "a liquid, a gas, a dye, an irritant, a medication, a sedative, a transdermal medication or transdermal enhancers such as dimethyl sulfoxide, a chemical restraint, a paralytic, a medication prescribed to the detainee, and combinations thereof."

Yes, you really did read the word "paralytic."

Naturally, some will be wondering whether, as in fine restaurants, the arresting officer will ask whether the detained has any allergies. - Full Article Source

12/09/12 - Apollo Veteran: Skip Asteroid, Go To the Moon
"It's 40 years to the day that the final mission to the moon launched. Discovery News speaks with Apollo 17 astronaut and geologist Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt about where he thinks the Earth's only satellite came from and why he thinks a NASA manned asteroid mission is a mistake.

'I think an asteroid is a diversion,' said Schmitt. 'If the ultimate goal is to get to Mars, you have a satellite only three days away that has a great deal of science as well as resources.

The science of the moon has just been scratched. We've hardly explored the moon.'" The National Research Council came out with a report a few days ago which found that the inability for the U.S. to find a consensus on where to go is damaging its ability to get there.

Bill Nye spoke about the issue, saying, "I believe, as a country, we want to move NASA from [being] an engineering organization to a science organization, and this is going to take years, decades. Now, through investment, we have companies emerging that are exploring space on their own and will ultimately lower the cost of access to low-Earth orbit, which will free up NASA to go to these new and exciting places." - Full Article Source

12/09/12 - Tool use by an African grey parrot
Proving that robots aren't just for people any longer, African grey parrot, Pepper, has learned to drive a robot that was specially designed for him. Pepper, whose wing feathers are clipped to preventing him from flying around his humans' house and destroying their things, now manipulates the joystick on his riding robot to guide it to where ever he wishes to go.

It was inspired by Pepper's growing frustration with his human family's rude behaviours.

The behaviour that most annoyed Pepper was when his human family left him alone in a room -- how dare they ignore him? After living with these humans for more than ten years, was he not a member of the family too?

The first toy was a sound-activated squirt gun. This toy sprayed water on Pepper whenever he screamed.

After an initial period of silent astonishment at his human companion's sheer ingenuity, Pepper tested the toy thoroughly and grew to love it. Of course, Pepper's shrieks were rewarded so he screamed more than ever, although now, his frustration was tempered with long moments of soggy, shrieking delight.

This time, Mr Gray knew what he had to do. He designed a toy that would relieve Pepper's loneliness -- a stylish toy that would make any parrot proud. His very own robot!

Basically, this toy is a parrot perch on wheels, equipped with a joystick that allows its parrot driver to commandeer the contraption around the house and with a newspaper-sized deck to catch Pepper's occasional tokens of appreciation.

Dubbed the "bird buggy" by Mr Gray, this robot is the most sophisticated toy that Pepper has received so far. It meets his goal by allowing him to follow his much larger and clumsier human family members around the house without fear of being trampled underfoot.

When later asked about this invention, Pepper said he was pleased to see that his extensive efforts to train his human companion had finally paid off, and so handsomely, too. - Full Article Source


12/09/12 - Kid Manifesto

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12/09/12 - How to make a powered speaker for your MP3 player
MonoBox is a small, inexpensive powered speaker that amplifies the output of your headphone music player. It's little but it's loud! All the circuit parts are available from RadioShack. The speaker and cabinet are left to your preference.

You'll learn how to assemble and solder an audio power amplifier using an integrated circuit (IC) chip, and how to choose a speaker and install it in a cabinet with the amplifier.

The core of MonoBox is a compact and efficient audio amplifier based on the LM386 power amp chip. It will run on 200mA of current using power supplies from 6V–15V DC. This gives you the flexibility to power it from a wall adapter, a 9V battery, or a car accessory outlet.

You're probably thinking, "Sure, but it's so small. Does it rock?" Fair question. The prototype has been exhaustively tested and it does indeed rock. Maximum volume output is 90dB, and with the added bass boost your socks will be rocked clean off! - Full Article Source


12/09/12 - 'Indiana Jones' sued over missing crystal skull
KeelyNet Evidently the fourth Indiana Jones film used a little too much history in its mysterious alien crystal skull tale! As they told us, there are only four known crystal skulls in the world. One of them is getting Disney and Paramount sued!

Dr. Jaime Awe, director of the Institute of Archaeology of Belize has brought suit on a number of parties on behalf of Belize. He is seeking the return of the Mitchell-Hedges skull and damages for use of its likeness. The Mitchell-Hedges is the missing fourth skull and was mentioned in the Indiana Jones movie. Awe claims the movie skull bears a striking resemblance to the original.

F.A. Mitchell-Hedges traveled to Belize in the early 1920s. His adopted daughter Anna Mitchell-Hedges is alleged to have first discovered a Crystal Skull under a collapsed altar while exploring temple ruins in Belize.

She reportedly disclosed this in a documentary that aired on the Sci Fi Channel (now Syfy) in 2008. The skull is described as 5 inches high, 7 inches long and 5 inches wide.

It was taken to the U.S in 1930, then travelled with the father to England and remained there until his death in 1959, after which it was kept by the daughter and later the daughter's husband in Indiana. The family is said to have made money exhibiting it.

(Absolutely she used to travel the conferences to tell her story and show the skull. Very nice, sweet lady...chatted with her at one conference and she said if I put a crystal in it's mouth, my crystal would be programmed with her crystal's energy. At that some business guy was with her and they claimed the skull was an information hologram. I put a crystal in its mouth for about an hour but didn't notice anything odd with it, before or after. - JWD) - Full Article Source

12/09/12 - Thorium Fuel Has Proliferation Risk
"Thorium has attracted interest as a potentially safer fuel for nuclear power generation. In part, this has been because of the absence of a route to nuclear weapons, but a group of British scientists have identified a path that leads to uranium-233 via protactinium-233 from irradiated thorium.

The protactinium separation could possibly be done with standard lab equipment, which would allow it to be done covertly, and deliver the minimum of U233 required for a weapon in less than a year." - Full Article Source

12/09/12 - Hagfish Slime Could Make Super-Strong Clothes
Having the ability to create a 20 liter cloud of slime and tie themselves in knots, hagfish have always been one of my favorite deep-sea denizens. Being a living slime dispenser has not won the species many fans however, with the notable exceptions of Mike Rowe and Dr. Egon Spengler. All that is about to change thanks to the work of a research team at Canada’s University of Guelph.

They've found that hagfish slime might be used to make new plastics and even super-strong fabrics. From the article: "A research team at Canada’s University of Guelph managed to harvest the slime from the fish, dissolve it in liquid, and then reassemble its structure by spinning it like silk.

It’s an important first step in being able to process the hagfish slime into a useable material, according to Atsuko Negishi, a research assistant and lead author on the paper in this week’s journal Biomacromolecules.

'We’re trying to understand how they make these threads and how we can learn from that to make protein-based fibers that have excellent mechanical properties,' Negishi said. 'The first step is can we harvest the threads. It turns out that is doable.'" - Full Article Source

12/09/12 - Golden Spike Working On Private Moon Flights
"NBC reports that Alan Stern's Golden Spike Company is planning commercial trips to the Moon. From the article:

'A group of space veterans and big-name backers today took the wraps off the Golden Spike Company, a commercial space venture that aims to send paying passengers to the moon and back at an estimated price of $1.4 billion or more for two.

The venture would rely on private funding, and it's not clear when the first lunar flight would be launched — but the idea reportedly has clearance from NASA, which abandoned its own back-to-the-moon plan three and a half years ago."

Golden Spike's announcement came on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 17, the last manned moonshot. Backers of the plan, including former NASA executive Alan Stern and former Apollo flight director Gerry Griffin, were to discuss the company's strategy at a National Press Club briefing at 2 p.m. ET, but some of the details were laid out in a news release issued before the briefing.

"A key element that makes our business achievable and compelling is Golden Spike's team of nationally and internationally known experts in human and robotic spaceflight, planetary and lunar science, exploration, venture capital formation, and public outreach," Stern said in the news release.'" - Full Article Source

12/09/12 - Volcanoes, Not Meteorite, Killed Dinosaurs, New Study Suggests
KeelyNet Tens of thousands of years of lava flow from the Deccan Traps, a volcanic region near Mumbai in present-day India, may have spewed poisonous levels of sulfur and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and caused the mass extinction through the resulting global warming and ocean acidification, the research suggests.

The findings, presented Wednesday (Dec. 5) here at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, are the latest volley in an ongoing debate over whether an asteroid or volcanism killed off the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago in the mass die-off known as the K-T extinction.

"Our new information calls for a reassessment of what really caused the K-T mass extinction," said Gerta Keller, a geologist at Princeton University who conducted the study.

For several years, Keller has argued that volcanic activity killed the dinosaurs.

In past work, the team has also found evidence at Chicxulub that casts doubt on the notion of a meteorite causing the extinction.

Sediments containing iridium, the chemical signature of an asteroid, show up after the extinction occurred, contradicting the notion that it could have caused a sudden die-off, Keller said.

A meteorite impact also would not have produced enough toxic sulfur and carbon dioxide to match the levels seen in the rocks, so it may have worsened the mass extinction, but couldn't have caused it, she said.

"The meteorite is just too small to cause the extinction." - Full Article Source

12/09/12 - Legal pot complicates drug-free work policies
Businesses in Washington state, where pot is now legal, and Colorado, where it will be by January, are trying to figure out how to deal with employees who use it on their own time and then fail a drug test.

It is another uncertainty that has come with pot legalization as many ask how the laws will affect them.

"There's just an incredible amount of gray right now" about how marijuana legalization affects employers, said Sandra Hagen Solin of the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, a coalition of chambers of commerce.

Police departments are especially worried. Officers take oaths to protect all laws, state and federal. In this case, pot is still prohibited under federal law.

Some lawyers are encouraging companies to take stock of their drug policies. "This is a good time for employers to revisit their policies and make sure they're still consistent with what they want to do, and to talk with their employees about what the policies are," said Mark Berry, an employment lawyer.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, a Denver-based chain with locations in the two states, has no plans to revisit its drug policy. Spokesman Kevin Caulfield said the policy already covers legal drugs, such as prescription medication. Marijuana would be treated the same, he said.

"If a drug is legal, as long as it's not abused or misused, it would not be something covered by the policy," Caulfield said. - Full Article Source

12/09/12 - Mayan apocalypse: panic spreads as December 21 nears
Fears that the end of the world is nigh have spread across the world with only days until the end of the Mayan calendar, with doomsday-mongers predicting a cataclysmic end to the history of Earth.

Ahead of December 21, which marks the conclusion of the 5,125-year "Long Count" Mayan calendar, panic buying of candles and essentials has been reported in China and Russia, along with an explosion in sales of survival shelters in America. In France believers were preparing to converge on a mountain where they believe aliens will rescue them.

The precise manner of Armageddon remains vague, ranging from a catastrophic celestial collision between Earth and the mythical planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, a disastrous crash with a comet, or the annihilation of civilisation by a giant solar storm.

Nasa has been aggressively seeking to dispel doomsday fears. It says there is no evidence Nibiru exists, and rumours it could be hiding behind the sun are unfounded.

"It can't hide behind the sun forever, and we would've seen it years ago," a Nasa scientist said.

The space agency also rejected apocalyptic theories about unusual alignments of the planets, or that the Earth's magnetic poles could suddenly "flip."

Conspiracy theorists contend that the space agency is involved in an elaborate cover up to prevent panic. - Full Article Source

12/09/12 - It’s Tesla’s World, We’re Just Reinventing it
KeelyNet The military research agency wants to “‘harness control over ‘the natural mechanism of lightning initiation’ by coming up with a way to launch man-made lightning bolts, and prevent or redirect natural lightning strikes — and their accompanying destruction. “

So instead of attempting to heal the climate, our military geniuses are actively trying to turn it into a weapon to use against us. And this is nothing new.

Applied Energetics (formerly Ionatron) most certainly will be submitting a proposal for Nimbus since they are already “developing gigantic lightning guns that will be able to stall a car from afar. Initially, they were focused on zapping people, but have since shifted their focus to harnessing lightning to shorting out vehicles and IEDs.”

In fact, the military has been hard at work channeling the powers of Zeus for more than a decade. You can read all about it in the 1996 report to the Air Force “Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025“, which described itself in ‘96 as so entirely hypothetical it should be considered fictional, and is now being fully-funded.

Tesla Electrostatic Propulsion – In Tesla’s Wardencliffe design, the top capacitance was chosen such that it could contain the entire charge developed in the secondary.

Instead of breaking out to produce lightning bolts, the entire charge was discharged back through the secondary and into the ground. The effect was that he was producing a controlled lightning strike on the Earth.

This would cause a very large wave to propagate around the Earth to the antipode, and reflect back to the power station. When the wave came back to the power station another controlled lightning bolt was coming down the secondary to add energy to the first wave, and so on. Eventually Tesla would have created standing waves on the Earth.

These standing wave spikes would bring electrons very high into the atmosphere, and likely cause lightning discharges to increase at the location of the standing waves. This in turn would have affected the weather and possibly the climate.

Tesla further remarked that he could make these standing waves appear at any place on the Earth by building and controlling other power stations and using a type of triangulation system. In theory, Tesla could make the standing waves all peak in one particular place, causing who knows what kind of effects? - Full Article Source

12/09/12 - Legal Pot - Americans Want Feds To Leave States Alone
Fifty-one percent of Americans in the new HuffPost/YouGov poll said that in the two states that have legalized marijuana use for adults, the federal government should exempt any adults following state laws from federal drug law enforcement. Only 30 percent said the federal government should enforce its drug laws in those states in the same way it does in any other state.

A New York Times report has cast doubt on whether the two states will be able to put their new laws into effect unencumbered by the federal government, suggesting the Obama administration may pursue legal action to block the two states' laws, which contradict federal laws that make marijuana use illegal.

The new HuffPost/YouGov poll suggests this would be an unpopular move by the federal government, although the survey asked about enforcement of drug laws against individuals, rather than action to block the state laws. - Full Article Source

12/09/12 - Black boxes in cars raise privacy concerns
In the next few days, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expected to propose long-delayed regulations requiring auto manufacturers to include event data recorders - better known as "black boxes" - in all new cars and light trucks. But the agency is behind the curve. Automakers have been quietly tucking the devices, which automatically record the actions of drivers and the responses of their vehicles in a continuous information loop, into most new cars for years.

When a car is involved in a crash or when its airbags deploy, inputs from the vehicle's sensors during the 5 to 10 seconds before impact are automatically preserved. That's usually enough to record things like how fast the car was traveling and whether the driver applied the brake, was steering erratically or had a seat belt on.

The idea is to gather information that can help investigators determine the cause of accidents and lead to safer vehicles. But privacy advocates say government regulators and automakers are spreading an intrusive technology without first putting in place policies to prevent misuse of the information collected.

Data collected by the recorders is increasingly showing up in lawsuits, criminal cases and high-profile accidents. - Full Article Source

12/09/12 - Genetically modified mosquitoes to be released into the Florida Keys
Officials are targeting the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes because they can spread dengue fever, a disease health officials thought had been eradicated in the U.S. until 93 cases originated in the Keys in 2009 and 2010.

The trial planned by mosquito control officials and the British company Oxitec would release non-biting male mosquitoes that have been genetically modified to pass along a birth defect that kill their progeny before reaching maturity.

The idea is that they will mate with wild females and their children will die before reproducing. After a few generations, Key West's Aedes aegypti population would die off, reducing the dengue fever risk without using pesticides and at relatively a low cost, the proponents say. There is no vaccine for dengue fever.

The district's website says the modified genes will disappear from the environment after the mosquitoes carrying it die, resulting in no permanent change to the wild mosquito population. The district also says that the mosquito species isn't native to the Keys, nor is it an integral food source for other animals.

Dengue fever is a viral disease that inflicts severe flu-like symptoms — the joint pain is so severe its nickname is 'breakbone fever.' It isn't fatal but victims are then susceptible at subsequent exposures to dengue hemorrhagic fever, which can be. - Full Article Source

12/09/12 - Govt. borrows 46 cents of every dollar it spends
The government notched a $172 billion deficit in November, and is already nearly $300 billion in the hole through the first two months of fiscal year 2013, underscoring just how deep the government’s budget problems are as lawmakers try to negotiate a year-end deal to avoid a budgetary “fiscal cliff.”

Higher spending on mandatory items such as Social Security, Medicare and interest on the debt led the way in boosting spending compared with the previous year, which also highlights the trouble spots Congress and President Obama are struggling to grapple with.

All sides agreed to discretionary spending cuts and automatic spending cuts last year, but have been unable to agree on ways to control entitlement costs, which are the long-term drivers of deficits and debt.

Fiscal year 2013 began on Oct. 1 and so far the government has spent $638 billion and taken in just $346 billion in revenue.

That tax revenue is up by $30 billion compared with last year, or about 10 percent.

But spending is up even more — a staggering $87 billion, or 14 percent. The CBO said much of that higher spending total is due to timing of payments month-to-month. Without those shifts, spending would be up $22 billion, or 4 percent. - Full Article Source

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12/06/12 - CrowdSourcing Science
KeelyNet Getting people to pitch in and fund a new project is commonplace, but here’s something new. Using crowd funding to develop a scientific breakthrough.

The Economist magazine recently listed three important sites. One is RocketHub.com, where a Florida anthropologist raised over $12,000 to study the DNA of Roman skeletons.

Another is PetriDish.org which was used by the California Academy of Sciences to discover a new species of ant.

On Microryza.com, scientists have raised over $9,000 to fund a “worm-free world.”

They mean those icky worms that enter your body, not the ones in your garden. - Full Article Source

12/06/12 - Bluetooth stickers help you find things
StickNFinds are Bluetooth location stickers the diameter of a quarter (but thicker than a quarter).

You attach them to television remote controls, pets, children, or other things that you need to locate. The batteries last about a year. The StickNFind smart phone application helps you find your missing items and life forms.

It is also advertised as a kind of early warning system: "stick the Stick-N-Find on your wife’s car. Once she pulls in the driveway, you get a notification, clean your mess, and go wash dishes before she comes in." That is some fast dishwashing.

The company that makes StickNFind is seeking $70,000 on Indiegogo. So far they've received close to $40,000 with 42 days left in the campaign. - Full Article Source


12/06/12 - New Cheap, Shatterproof, Plastic Light Bulbs


"US researchers say they have developed a new type of lighting that could replace fluorescent bulbs.

The new light source is called field-induced polymer electroluminescent (Fipel) technology.

It is made from three layers of white-emitting polymer that contain a small volume of nanomaterials that glow when electric current is passed through them. The developer is promising cheap, hard-to-break, mercury-free, highly efficient bulbs from 2013."

The inventor of the device is Dr David Carroll, professor of physics at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He says the new plastic lighting source can be made into any shape, and it produces a better quality of light than compact fluorescent bulbs which have become very popular in recent years.

"They have a bluish, harsh tint to them, " he told BBC News, "it is not really accommodating to the human eye; people complain of headaches and the reason is the spectral content of that light doesn't match the Sun - our device can match the solar spectrum perfectly.

"I'm saying we are brighter than one of these curlicue bulbs and I can give you any tint to that white light that you want."

"What we've found is a way of creating light rather than heat. Our devices contain no mercury, they contain no caustic chemicals and they don't break as they are not made of glass." - Full Article Source

12/06/12 - Elegant Pendulum Pump Could Help Third World Water Supply
A company called Gravitational Energy Corporation (GEC) uses a high effficiency pendulum to translate human effort into a far greater outcome than the typical hand pump could achieve. The new device, called the GP210, has potential use in parts of Africa and other regions where water delivery remains an enormous stumbling block to community health.

A couple of years ago, the company put a GP210 to the test in a project with the childrens’ advocacy and disaster relief organization One Life Missions Foundation, to help after the earthquake in Haiti.

According to the company, the device produced drinking water for about 4,000 people on a daily basis, requiring only about three hours of operation. The company states that it can pump about 1,000 gallons of water per hour with “minimal effort.”

A while back, CleanTechnica talked about a Serbian invention that combines a lever and a pendulum to produce impressive energy gains.

The basic idea is fairly straightforward. You expend a measure of extra effort to start the pendulum (say, with a couple of extra helpers if necessary), and after that it takes a relatively small amount of work to keep it going indefinitely. Gravity does the rest, adding a lot of extra oomph to the human operator’s work.

The GP210 takes it to the next level with the patented Feltenberger Pendulum, named for inventor and GEC co-founder Bruce Feltenberger.

According to GEC, the Feltenberger Pendulum incorporates two major improvements. One is a nearly frictionless pivot point, and the other is a moveable axle that slides in and out horizontally as the pendulum swings back and forth.

The axle is attached to a rod-and-piston pump, and there you have it.

But wait, there’s more. If needed, the GP210 can also run on conventional fuel, and GEC sells a version of it packaged with a high-efficiency water filtration system.

The GP210 requires no fuel, operates in virtual silence, and produces drinking water from practically any fresh water source. It can also be modified to hook up to a flywheel, a drill, or other small-scale hydraulic devices.

When used to power a generator, the device can produce enough electricity for laptops, LED lighting, communications equipment, and battery recharging. - Full Article Source


12/06/12 - Dirigible Airship Prototype Approaches Completion

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"The dirigible airship, the oddball aircraft of another era, is making a comeback. California-based Aeros Corporation has created a prototype of its new breed of variable buoyancy aircraft and expects the vehicle to be finished before the end of 2012.

With its new cargo handling technology, minimum fuel consumption, vertical take-off and landing features and point to point delivery, the Aeroscraft platform promises to revolutionize airship technology. The Aeroscraft ship uses a suite of new mechanical and aerospace technologies.

It operates off a buoyancy management system which controls and adjusts the buoyancy of the vehicle, making it light or heavy for any stages of ground and flight operation. Automatic flight control systems give it equilibrium in all flight modes and allow it to adjust helium pressurized envelopes depending on the buoyancy requirements.

It just needs one pilot and has an internal ballast control system, which allows it to offload cargo, without using ballast.

Built with a rigid structure, the Aeroscraft can control lift at all stages with its Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) capabilities and carry maximum payload while in hover. What makes it different from other cargo vehicles is that it does not need a runway or ground infrastructure." - Full Article Source

12/06/12 - Ultimate Flying Machine
A former F-16 jockey and a skateboard designer collaborate to design the tiny Icon A5 aircraft. - Full Article Source


12/06/12 - Simplifying fabrication of soft robots
Soft robots are a peculiar wing of technology. They don’t use frames and motors for locomotion, but as the name implies they are made of soft materials. They move by pumping fluid — it could be air or liquid — in and out of bladders that push or pull against the body itself.

[Matthew] points out that fabricating soft robots has traditionally been a time-consuming and difficult task. He’s trying to make it easier by 3D printing molds into which soft robots can be cast. This way the parts can be designed in CAD, converted to a mold design, and pushed to a 3D printer.

The object with which he’s been testing the technique functions like an octopus tentacle. The image at the bottom left illustrates the internal structure, with rings separated to allow the appendage to flex, and tubes running parallel to the appendage to provide the force needed to bend it.

Above that image you can see one of the molds that was used, and the final product is on the right. The video after the break shows a demonstration of this bending left and right as air is pumped in using the bulb of a blood pressure cuff (or Sphygmomanometer for those paying attention). - Full Article Source


12/06/12 - LOL is pro-Satan code

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12/06/12 - Electric lighting from trash
The Joule Thief is a way of producing enough electricity to run small, but useful, electric lights using cast-off trash like pop-can tabs and "dead" batteries.

The fact that the Joule thief allows one to run a 3V LED from a 1.5 or 1.2 Volt battery would itself be astounding, because it means you only need half the number of batteries to get the same light.

Some of you are thinking "wait, maybe it enables you to use a single 1.5 volt battery to light a 3V LED instead of the usual two, but doesn't it just make that battery last half as long? Great question, but the answer is that the Joule Thief, which works by building up and collapsing a magnetic field around the torus (which acts as an electromagnetic inductor) actually is more efficient than using a battery directly because it PULSES the energy to the LED.

You see the lightbulb shining brightly, but in fact it is turning on and off very rapidly as the magnetic field of the inductor builds up and discharges again and again. That means that though the light appears to be on all the time it is actually turning on and off and saving energy because it isn't on all the time.

It turns out that the Joule Thief enables the battery to keep supplying electrons to the light long after the battery is normally considered DEAD. So the battery actually lasts much much longer than a normal battery.

I've observed "dead" batteries working down to about 0.5 Volts. Normally a 1.5 V battery is considered dead when it reaches 1.0 volts. But the Joule Thief can "steal" the remaining energy much below that. And that got me thinking -- could I use other sources of between 0.5 and 1.0 Volts to run a 3V LED? - Full Article Source

12/06/12 - What's up with NASA's warp drive spaceship?
KeelyNet Harold White of NASA’s Johnson Space Center is currently leading an effort to design a warp drive space ship. But, as Amy Teitel explains in a story for Vice's Motherboard, the fact that this is happening does not necessarily mean a real working warp drive is possible.

It's more about the fact that NASA is partly in the business of letting really smart people try things that are kind of crazy and unlikely, if they can back up the idea with a reasonably plausible hypothesis. Speculative research is a thing that happens.

The problem is that breaking the light barrier isn’t at all like breaking the sound barrier. The sound barrier–properly, the aerodynamic effects of pressure waves interacting with a body as it approaches the speed of sound–was broken with a cleverly engineered aircraft and an at-the-time state of the art rocket engine.

Bell’s X-1 was, importantly, a physical aircraft made of matter, not made of sound. But the atoms and molecules that make up all matter are connected by electromagnetic fields, and that’s the same stuff that light is made of.

So when it comes to breaking the light barrier, it’s like breaking through light with light (sort of… ask Brian Greene). As NASA poses the question, “How can an object travel faster than that which links its atoms?” It’s a very different matter.

Another issue special relativity brings up is the light speed barrier.

Moving takes energy, and the faster you move the more energy you use. So, theoretically, to move at the cosmic speed limit of light you need an infinite amount of energy. That’s a distinct barrier if there ever was one. - Full Article Source

12/06/12 - Mercury Turbine Now a Success (Mar, 1931)

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New Power Idea Proves Its Value in Practical Use As Quicksilver Vapor Spins Electric Generator.

WHEN, in 1914, William LeRoy Emmet, General Electric Company research engineer, first proposed that mercury vapor instead of steam could be used to drive a turbine wheel, scientists and engineers scoffed at him.

They said that while the physical characteristics of mercury, its boiling point, specific heat, and so on made the idea theoretically possible, insurmountable obstacles lay before anyone who tried to work it out in a practical way.

Pointing to the tiny leaks that often occur in steam piping, they said that similar leaks would certainly occur with mercury vapor, which is even harder to confine than steam. Such leaks, they claimed, would waste valuable mercury and kill all the engineers, because mercury vapor is exceedingly poisonous.

However, Emmet refused to listen and built an experimental machine. These early tests were described in Popular Science Monthly.

A few days ago, I saw in operation a mercury vapor power plant of full commercial size that, during the last year, has set a low figure for the use of coal such as the world has never before seen!

In 1923 a 5,000-horsepower experimental mercury vapor unit was constructed and installed at the Hartford Electric Company’s Dutch Point power generating station.

During the years that followed, test runs bore out Emmet’s theories, but some of the troubles predicted by the scoffers also were encountered.

A boiler head blew out and thousands of dollars worth of the valuable mercury escaped. Only part of it was recovered. A turbine wheel went to pieces under the strain and caused a shutdown for several months. Workers were overcome by the fumes of the poisonous mercury. There were, however, no fatalities, nor was anyone permanently injured, because of the unusual precautions taken by the company to protect the men who had charge of the work.

Then, utilizing the engineering knowledge gained from the years of experimenting with the first two units, the company decided to build a real, commercial size, mercury boiler unit at its South Meadow generating plant.

It was this plant I recently inspected. I had gone prepared to see only experimental apparatus that possibly produced results when it ran during the intervals between costly and dangerous breakdowns. I found instead a power house unit that was solidly engineered, permanently installed, and running without any sign of trouble. In fact it is now planned to follow the general design of this plant in building a unit twice as large, 20,000 kilowatts in capacity, in the new power plant of the Schenectady works of the General Electric Company.

THE South Meadow mercury boiler unit is producing as high as 143 kilowatt hours of electrical energy for each 100 pounds of coal burned. The finest steam power generating plant in operation today produces only 112 kilowatt hours of energy from that much coal. According to United States Government reports, the average efficiency of all the public utility power plants in the country is fifty-nine kilowatt hours from 100 pounds of coal.

This means that, while the average power plant is getting out of a pound of coal as much useful work as could be done by a strong horse in a little over three quarters of an hour, the mercury boiler installation is getting from the same amount of coal as much work as could be done by the same horse working for nearly two hours! - Full Article Source

12/06/12 - Sun Still is a 24-inch Vinylite plastic (Dec, 1951)

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Sun Still is a 24-inch Vinylite plastic sphere which desalts ocean water and makes it drinkable. Black inner bag absorbs sun’s heat and evaporates water leaving salt residue. Vapors condense as fresh water in reservoir chamber. Still provides 2-1/2 quarts daily, folds into small container. - Full Article Source

12/06/12 - Insect Farmers Reap a Fortune in Butterflies (Nov, 1936)
KeelyNet Ten thousand dollars for a butterfly! An English collector paid that for one rare tropical fly, the “Charaxes Fournierai,” of which there are but two known specimens— and that is why butterfly farming is a profitable, yet little-known industry.

At Bexley in Kent, England, is a butterfly-breeding farm where care is lavished on the delicate flies from egg to caterpillar, chrysalis and moth. The farm must raise its own flowers, herbs, vegetables, mulberry trees, scented rosemary, bay rose, beech, sycamore, even nettles and dandelions—whatever will please the fastidious palate of the caterpillar.

At the proper time this “fodder” is collected in sacks; and the caterpillars that thrive best on that particular diet are put in with the leaves. Twelve thousand swallow-tail butterflies are bred at one time, bringing enough income to pay the “farm hands” good wages.

When the caterpillar starts weaving its chrysalis the farmer isolates it in a small “pen” to prevent spread of infectious disease. Another species is given a bit of bark, a matchbox or tin in which to await transformation.

Others are left in treetops which are completely swathed in huge bags to protect them from birds. A brilliant blue butterfly from the Dutch East Indies may bring $300, and a gorgeous “morpho” from the Amazon tropics would bring a fortune if it could be raised in captivity. Instead, the only way they can be captured is by nets in Brazilian treetops. - Full Article Source

12/06/12 - Mars to be colonized by millionaires
KeelyNet Elon Musk, an American billionaire and co-founder of SpaceX, announced development of a rocket motor designed for flight to Mars. According to his calculations, the price of "delivery" of a single colonist to the Red Planet would be half a million dollars. The future "Martians" are expected to pay the entire cost of the trip.

"The ticket price should be low enough so that most people in developed countries by the age of 45 or so could save money for a flight," Musk proclaimed at a conference at the Royal Society of Astronautics (UK). He added that $500,000 would buy a house in California. Meanwhile, statistics show that most Americans are not able to save this amount by the age of 45.

Moreover, the average real income of American households has not increased since 1975. It is unlikely that even in developed countries there will be a large number of people willing to colonize Mars. The average age is not the best for becoming a "cosmonaut." At the age of 45 it is not easy to travel to space and then adapt to far from comfortable conditions of another planet.

However, Musk has his own ideas in this regard. Let's say at the beginning of the colonization only one in 100,000 humans will be ready to pay for a ticket to Mars. Most likely, by the time the world's population will grow to about 8 billion people.

Therefore, we would have as many as 80 thousand potential colonists who would purchase tickets for a total of $40 billion. This is enough to create the first colony on Mars the size of a small city on Earth. Primary infrastructure will have to be prepared, but it would require less money than the transfer of humans to Mars.

According to Elon Musk, using a "reusable" ship for flights that would return to Earth in the early stages of colonization is not feasible, since the distance between the Earth and Mars is constantly changing.

The first ship will not transfer many people. Mostly its compartments will be occupied by construction material for the pressurized dome under which the colonists would live, as well as plants and fertilizer.

It is also expected to send to Mars supplies of oxygen and water. Water will also provide protection from radiation, which is higher on the Red Planet than on Earth.

Generally, the idea is feasible. It would be possible to find 80,000 people who would agree to be pioneers on an alien planet. Some will look for exotic and romantic adventures, others would look for a chance to leave the overcrowded earth or escape from their terrestrial problems.

Another question is whether these people will be fit for Mars exploration? There will be a need not only in people who know how to make money, but also a variety of scientific and technical experts, teachers, doctors, psychologists, and even laborers.

To meet the need in various professionals, a cheap way of transporting them will be required, and then a "ticket" to Mars cannot cost half a million. As for a handful of millionaires, it is unlikely that they can make substantial contributions.

So far, none of wealthy people are in a hurry to invest in this expensive project. - Full Article Source

12/06/12 - The law of the subterranean
Any emergence of a new international economic order to redress the disparities of wealth and opportunity between the North and South hemispheres must stress upon equal access to the vast reserves of untapped mineral wealth located in the Earth's interior.

To match territorial, space and laws obtaining on the high seas, a system to govern and adjudicate the exploitation of wealth found in the bowels of the Earth must now find root among nations who are still disposed to view international law as a viable means to obtain justice however limited its practical benefits might seem.

Lawmakers across the globe must now plan and formulate theirs concepts into an International Law of the Biosphere or more aptly, the International Law of the Subterranean to adjudicate and decide conflicting claims to scarce, often precious, resources found in the Earth's interior.

A body of laws is needed to map the Earth's interior not only to determine how and when nations will have access to natural resources individually, jointly or severally, but also to set limits and restraints on wanton and senseless exploitation of such resources by strong and wealthy nations in detriment to the new economic order they deem to be their goal.

Inasmuch as the Earth's surface, its ocean and skies, have been mapped minutely, meticulously and in detail by geographers, oceanographers and airmen, it is now incumbent upon modern man to look below himself into the hidden recesses of the subterranean world from which he proposes to enrich himself in the coming decades of resource scarcity.

International comity is needed to guarantee that those nations that lack mineral wealth and natural resources will be accorded a modicum of such wealth in order to meet legitimate needs of survival. In practical terms, this means that resource reservoirs or mineral banks will be set up to apportion rare and scarce resources to benefit all nations equally.

Nations not in immediate need of fossil fuels or rare metals may divert or postpone their consumption, thereby guaranteeing themselves a richer future. In a world that is increasingly demanding immediate and instant gratification, tests of international morality will soon acquire an economic and material dimension as resource poverty follows in the wake of profligate and adventurous schemes of resource expenditure.

The propaganda organs and the information media in each country must attempt to influence the public to adopt a lifestyle that is more conducive to economizing on consumption of natural resources in the interests of preserving world peace.

Education imparted to youth in the developed countries, in particular, must wean them away from the false notions of economic progress they have inherited from their forefathers. North and South must come together in a common forum to set up a new international economic order based on principles of justice and equity. - Full Article Source

12/06/12 - Most intriguing mystery of water solved
Scientists managed to solve one of the most intriguing mysteries of water. They found out how it can store information about creatures that inhabit it. It turned out that some of organic molecules trapped in the water can be stored in it for a long time. This is strange, because in theory, they should immediately disintegrate, but for some reason it does not happen.

It is traditionally believed that water medium transmits odors over long distances worse than air. The reason is that signaling molecules whose mass, strictly speaking, composes any odor, quickly disintegrate once submerged into an active solvent, even distilled water. In addition, because of the constant currents (that exist even in standing water) concentration of odor substances immediately decreases dramatically as molecules quickly spread in all directions.

At the same time, biologists and chemists knew that in virtually all aquatic animals, organs of smell were developed much better than other receptors. Apparently, their work is very effective. It has long been known that a shark can smell its victim at a distance of several hundred meters. And yet, it happens in the ocean where sea water is more active than fresh water due to high concentration of salts.

Recently, this paradox was resolved by a study conducted by Professor Boris Koch with the Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar Research. The scientist, using spectrometry method, made a remarkable discovery. The accurate mass spectrometer showed that single molecules of organic matter remain in the water after the breakdown for a long time.

"Water has chemical "memory" that keeps information about the organisms that were once in it as single organic molecules. We learned to determine what part of the organisms these molecules were and how long they were in the water," said the researcher. According to him, the spectrometer can accurately determine the atomic structure of the molecule, and, moreover, the proportion of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, etc. Based on this, we can restore the shape of the molecule itself, and even determine what part of the organism it used to be.

According to Koch's study, water often retains carbohydrates and organic acids. These substances are found in most secretion emitted by the body surface, such as mucus in fish and many invertebrates. Of course, the composition of mucus and other excreta is specific to each species. Perhaps this is the reason why sharks are able to find their victims at far distance without errors. They simply follow the trail of organic molecules that remains in the water for a long time, sometimes for several days. Guided by specific odor, bloodthirsty predators immediately understand whose trail it is - harmless tuna or not so harmless dolphins.

Furthermore, they were also able to determine that water retains information about an animal's death for a long time. Some molecules of decaying bodies can be found in a place where the animal suffered death for a very long time. Apparently, they are signals for many marine scavengers such as hagfish and crabs that have poor vision, but can easily find dead creatures immediately after their death.

Interestingly, Koch's discovery so far contradicts some of the laws of organic chemistry. According to them, any organic molecule after exposure to sea water should quickly decompose into simple components, such as carbon dioxide and water. But in this case it does not happen. Why? Perhaps due to the fact that excretory substances are capable of forming complex links with water molecules resistant to any "destroyers."

How long can these stable compounds live? The paper refers to a few days, but it is possible that this has to do with a limited time of the experiment. Perhaps molecular information can be stored for months or even years. This should be tested by conducting research outside of the lab, in the ocean. - Full Article Source

12/06/12 - Scientists Develop Sixty Day Bread
"BBC reports that scientists have developed a technique that can make bread stay mold-free for 60 days that could also be used with a wide range of foods including fresh turkey and many fruits and vegetables.

At its laboratory on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Don Stull of Microzap showed off the long, metallic microwave device that resembles an industrial production line.

Originally designed to kill bacteria such as MRSA and salmonella, the researchers discovered it could kill the mold spores in bread in around 10 seconds.

'We treated a slice of bread in the device, we then checked the mold that was in that bread over time against a control,' says Stull. 'And at 60 days it had the same mold content as it had when it came out of the oven.'

Food waste is a massive problem in most developed countries. In the US, figures released this year suggest that the average American family throws away 40% of the food they purchase — which adds up to $165 Billion annually.

There is some concern that consumers might not take to bread that lasts for so long and Stull acknowledges it might be difficult to convince some people of the benefits. 'We'll have to get some consumer acceptance of that. Most people do it by feel and if you still have that quality feel they probably will accept it.'" - Full Article Source

12/06/12 - Just Say No To College
"Alex Williams writes in the NY Times that the idea that a college diploma is an all-but-mandatory ticket to a successful career is showing fissures.

Inspired by role models like the billionaire drop-outs who founded Microsoft, Facebook, Dell, Twitter, Tumblr, and Apple, and empowered by online college courses, a groundswell of university-age heretics consider themselves a DIY vanguard, committed to changing the perception of dropping out from a personal failure to a sensible option, at least for a certain breed of risk-embracing maverick.

'Here in Silicon Valley, it's almost a badge of honor,' says Mick Hagen, 28, who dropped out of Princeton in 2006 and moved to San Francisco, where he started Undrip, a mobile app. 'College puts a lot of constraints, a lot of limitations around what you can and can't do. Some people, they want to stretch their arms, get out and create more, do more.'

Perhaps most famously, Peter A. Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal, in 2010 started his Thiel Fellowship program, which pays students under 20 years old $100,000 apiece to bag college and pursue their own ventures.

'People are being conned into thinking that this credential is the one thing you need to do better in life. They typically are worse off, because they have amassed all this debt.'

UnCollege advocates a DIY approach to higher education and spreads the message through informational 'hackademic camps.' 'Hacking,' in the group's parlance, can involve any manner of self-directed learning: travel, volunteer work, organizing collaborative learning groups with friends.

Students who want to avoid $200,000 in student-loan debt might consider enrolling in a technology boot camp, where you can learn to write code in 8 to 10 weeks for about $10,000.

'I think kids with a five-year head start on equally ambitious peers will be ahead in both education and income,' says James Altucher, a prominent investor, entrepreneur and pundit who self-published a book called '40 Alternatives to College.' 'They could go to a library, read a book a day, take courses online. There are thousands of ways.'" - Full Article Source

12/06/12 - Apple Patents Wireless Charging
"Via El Reg: 'Apple is trying to patent wireless charging, claiming its magnetic resonance tech is new and that it can do it better than anyone else. This would be cool if its assertions were true.

Apple's application, numbered 20120303980, makes much of its ability to charge a device over the air at a distance of up to a meter, rather than requiring close proximity. The Alliance For Wireless Power, which also touts long-range juicing, will no doubt be comparing Apple's designs to its own blueprints.'"

The Alliance For Wireless Power, which also touts long-range juicing, will no doubt be comparing Apple's designs to its own blueprints. The alliance - of which chip biz Qualcomm and Apple rival Samsung are members - reckons distance charging is its unique selling point, allowing gadgets to top up battery power from inside a pocket or as one walks around an office. It's an argument so compelling that the competing Consortium for Wireless Power promptly extended its standard to encompass the same idea.

Regardless of who ends up with eCoupled, the world ought to brace itself for another epic patent battle - although not quite yet: the public is still very unsure it wants wireless charging and the technology isn't built into enough coffee shops, airport lounges and car dashboards to gain a critical mass of popularity, but it should give the lawyers plenty of business by the time the current disputes fizzle out. - Full Article Source

12/06/12 - A Brain-Based Explanation For Why Old People Get Scammed
"Despite long experience with the ways of the world, older people are especially vulnerable to fraud.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, up to 80% of scam victims are over 65. One explanation may lie in a brain region that serves as a built-in crook detector.

Called the anterior insula, this structure — which fires up in response to the face of an unsavory character — is less active in older people, possibly making them less cagey than younger folks, a new study finds."

Both FTC and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have found that older people are easy marks due in part to their tendency to accentuate the positive.

Taylor explains that the insula's job is to collect information not about others but about one's own body—sensing feelings, including "gut instincts"—and present that information to the rest of the brain.

"It's a warning bell that doesn't seem to work as well in older people." By habitually seeing the world in a positive light, older people may be overriding this warning signal, she says. "It looks like the brain is conspiring with what older people do naturally."

Whether the insula activates in response to non-facial cues, such as telephone scams (a particular problem for older people), remains unclear, says Taylor, since the study was limited to faces. - Full Article Source

12/06/12 - The Trouble With Bringing Your Business Laptop To China
"A growing trend faces business executives traveling to China: government or industry spooks stealing data from their laptops and installing spyware.

'While you were out to dinner that first night, someone entered your room (often a nominal hotel staffer), carefully examined the contents of your laptop, and installed spyware on the computer — without your having a clue.

The result? Exposure of information, including customer data, product development documentation, countless emails, and other proprietary information of value to competitors and foreign governments.

Perhaps even, thanks to the spyware, there's an ongoing infection in your corporate network that continually phones home key secrets for months or years afterward.'" - Full Article Source

12/06/12 - Moon's Battered Crust Is Riddled With Cracks
"The moon's battered crust is riddled with deep fractures that may extend miles underground, according to the first findings from two NASA spacecraft orbiting Earth's nearest neighbor.

The results of the mission, led by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist, surprised researchers, who said it will provide new insight into the evolution of the early solar system, and even help inform the search for life on Mars.

Announced Wednesday, the discoveries are also a reminder that the familiar moon still holds secrets four decades after NASA ended its manned missions there.

'We have known that the moon's crust and other planetary crusts have been bombarded by impacts, but none of us could have predicted just how cracked the lunar crust is,' said Maria Zuber, the MIT geoscientist who led the mission, called GRAIL." - Full Article Source

12/06/12 - Dr. Mary's Monkey
The Biowar connection to the JFK assassination. - Full Article Source


12/06/12 - Voice Pitch Predicts Labor Market Success among Male CEOs
A deep voice is evolutionarily advantageous for males, but does it confer benefit in competition for leadership positions?

We study a large sample of male public-company Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and find that CEOs with deeper voices manage larger companies, and as a result, make more money.

A 1% decrease in voice pitch is associated with a $30 million increase in the size of the firm managed, and in turn, $19 thousand more in annual compensation. The effects of voice pitch on labor market success are more pronounced in settings where the CEOs have more discretion.

The results support recent experimental predictions suggesting voice pitch matters in leadership selection. (Thanks to Jim H. for this link. - JWD) - Full Article Source


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12/03/12 - Similarities of Wave Behavior
This installment of Retrotechtacular looks at a video lecture that is much more substantive than the usual fare. [Dr. J.N. Shive] was a researcher at Bell Labs at a time when just about every technological breakthrough was coming from that singular collection of minds.

This video, called Similarities of Wave Behavior, was made to help bring students up to speed on the principles of waves. To aid in the experience he invented the apparatus seen in front of him.

It’s called a Shive Wave Machine (in the prelude to the video they call it the Shive Wave Generator). Having not taken any physics classes at University we hadn’t seen one of these devices before. It uses a series of horizontal rods connected to each other with torsion wire.

When you upset the balance of one of the rods the wire conducts that energy to its neighbors as an energy wave. This turns out to be a perfect representation of wave action whether it be mechanical, electrical, or acoustic. The 28-minute video after the break makes extensive use of the device, and explains concepts in a way that is easy to understand for just about anyone.

On an elementary conceptual level, this film reflects the multifaceted scientific hyperthinking that was typical of a Bell Labs approach. Host Dr. J.N. Shive's presence as a lecturer is excellent - it's understandable by a layperson even when he branches into equations, because he uses copious amounts of real-world examples to bolster the material.

Shive's role at Bell Labs was more than just a great lecturer: he worked on early transistor technology, inventing the phototransistor in 1950, and the machine he uses in the film is his invention, now called the Shive Wave Machine in college classrooms. - Full Article Source


12/03/12 - Geeks living off the grid are hard on batteries
KeelyNet Keeping expenses down is nearly a full time job when trying to live the homestead lifestyle. Our current culture makes it extremely difficult to survive completely on self made/grown things and bartering.

They seem to be doing pretty well though. One way he can reduce his costs while still getting to enjoy some modern gadgets is to get longer life out of his batteries.

He does this by using a capacitive battery charger and desolfator that he designed and affectionately calls “Da Pimp”. He also brings in a little bit of income by selling kits!

Da Pimp is a capacitive charger which succeeds where others fail because it is able to adapt itself to the internal resistance of the battery, no matter what voltage level it starts at.

A capacitive charger behaves like a constant current power supply dynamically adjusting the voltage to get over the batteries internal resistance. Plus there is a pulse from the AC/DC conversion.

This allows for old batteries to last longer and for dumpster dived to be used as replacements. Capacitive chargers are small, silent and super efficent (up to 60% more so than cheap transformer based chargers).

Of course, [Mikey] is a supporter of sharing information so you can also go to his site and download the schematics,bill of materials, gerber files, and files for the housing, to build one yourself. - Full Article Source

12/03/12 - Staples announces in-store 3-D printing service
A new service called "Staples Easy 3D" will allow customers to upload their designs to Staples' website, then pick up the printed objects at their local office supply megastore, or have them shipped to their home or business — not unlike the photo- and document-printing service the company already offers.

The project was announced today at Euromold 2012 by 3-D printer manufacturer Mcor Technologies, who is partnering with Staples to provide its new Iris printers for the service.

The Iris printers employ an innovative method to generate objects, using reams of paper that are cut and printed while being stacked and glued together. This technique allows for a high-resolution layer thickness of 100 microns, similar to that of the MakerBot Replicator 2, but not quite as fine as the 25-micron capability of the Form 1.

The new printers also incorporate the ability to add photorealistic coloring — something that more common plastic printers can't yet achieve. But while the glued paper is said to have a wood-like hardness, the arrangement of the layered paper grain will require special consideration for certain design layouts (this can affect other types of 3-D printers as well).

And while the company says it is able to be drilled, tapped or screwed, its material properties are unknown compared to traditional materials like real wood or steel.

The move by an established corporation to offer 3-D printing further legitimizes the adoption of the rapidly growing field by the mass market. Similar services currently exist, being offered by companies like Shapeways and Sculpteo, but this is the first to be made available from a chain retailer.

Staples Easy 3D will launch in the Netherlands and Belgium in the first quarter of 2013, and will be rolled out to other countries shortly afterword. No word yet on pricing or when it will reach the United States.

(The video says this service will be on tour in 25 USA cities April 10th. This 3d printer costs $1300 but is going on sale.) - Full Article Source


12/03/12 - Nasa-sponsored team invents 3D printer that works with lunar dust
Inhabitants of a future Moon base could use 3D printers to make tools and replacement parts directly from melted down moon rock, a new study says.

Researchers have demonstrated how lunar regolith could be used as a raw material for 3D printers, allowing explorers to print out nearly any solid object they need right there on the Moon.

Professor Bandyopadhyay and a group of colleagues recently published a paper in Rapid Prototyping Journal demonstrating how to print parts using materials from the moon.

Lunar explorers could use 3D printers to print out practically any object they need from the dust which covers the Moon's surface after a team showed how it could be possible.

Because of the tremendous expense of space travel, Nasa strives to limit what space ships have to carry.

That means any future outpost on the Moon or on Mars would need to be able to use local materials for construction or repairs.

That's where the 3D fabrication technology might come in. To see whether the same process could work on the Moon, Nasa researchers provided Professor Bandyopadhyay and Professor Bose with 10lb of raw lunar regolith simulant - imitation Moon rock that is used for research purposes.

The WSU researchers were concerned about how the moon rock material, which is made of silicon, aluminum, calcium, iron and magnesium oxides, would melt, but they found it behaved similarly to silica.

Using additive manufacturing, the material could also be tailored, the researchers suggested. If explorers needed a stronger building material, for instance, they could perhaps use some moon rock with earth-based additives.

'The advantage of additive manufacturing is that you can control the composition as well as the geometry,' said Professor Bose.

In the future, the researchers hope to show that the lunar material could be used to do remote repairs. - Full Article Source

12/03/12 - Metal Storm
Electrically fired bullets allow for up to 16,000 rounds per second. Metal Storm can fire 40mm grenades at a mind blowing rater of 250,000 rounds per minute. - Full Article Source


12/03/12 - 5 Billion more wasted on Fusion with NO RESULTS
The National Ignition Facility in Livermore, Calif., has been called a modern-day moonshot, a project of "revolutionary science," and "the mother of all boondoggles."

NIF, as it's called, is a $5 billion, taxpayer-funded superlaser project whose goal is to create nuclear fusion — basically a tiny star inside a laboratory. But so far, that hasn't happened.

The idea behind NIF is to direct a laser the size of a football field — 192 lasers, actually — at one tiny capsule the size of a peppercorn filled with hydrogen. It would create degrees of heat and pressure never before achieved in a lab.

"We will raise the temperature of the target to a hundred million degrees," Moses said. "That's higher temperature and more pressure than exists at the center of our sun."

That's so hot that the hydrogen atoms would enter into a state of controlled nuclear fusion. This is not nuclear fission, where energy is generated by splitting atoms — that happens every day in nuclear power plants. It's the opposite — fusion — smashing them together.

And it's important to realize this concept, controlled nuclear fusion, is one of the most fabled dreams in science, something that has eluded generations of physicists.

So when NIF opened, there was a lot of excitement. "I think we will get ignition," Miller said. "I think we'll get ignition relatively shortly after we turn the facility on."

Now, fast forward 3 1/2 years.

"We just haven't gotten it to burn yet," Moses said last month. He has been doing a lot of these interviews lately, because Oct. 1 was a deadline, set by the agency that oversees NIF — the National Nuclear Security Administration — for the project to have achieved fusion. But they just can't get the conditions right.

The project's top brass now has some explaining to do. This month, Energy Secretary Steven Chu is required to tell Congress why NIF hasn't met its goal, despite costing taxpayers more than $5 billion so far.

KeelyNet

For Christopher Paine, director of the nuclear program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, it'll be a giant "I told you so" moment.

"This project has gone on a long time," he says. "Billions have been invested. But to what end?"

Why, in other words, are we doing this?
- Full Article Source

12/03/12 - Super heat Exchanger makes reusable Space Plane possible
A small British company with a dream of building a re-usable space plane has won an important endorsement from the European Space Agency (ESA) after completing key tests on its novel engine technology.

Reaction Engines Ltd believes its Sabre engine, which would operate like a jet engine in the atmosphere and a rocket in space, could displace rockets for space access and transform air travel by bringing any destination on Earth to no more than four hours away.

The space plane, dubbed Skylon, only exists on paper. What the company has right now is a remarkable heat exchanger that is able to cool air sucked into the engine at high speed from 1,000 degrees Celsius to minus 150 degrees in one hundredth of a second.

This core piece of technology solves one of the constraints that limit jet engines to a top speed of about 2.5 times the speed of sound, which Reaction Engines believes it could double.

With the Sabre engine in jet mode, the air has to be compressed before being injected into the engine's combustion chambers. Without pre-cooling, the heat generated by compression would make the air hot enough to melt the engine.

The challenge for the engineers was to find a way to cool the air quickly without frost forming on the heat exchanger, which would clog it up and stop it working.

Using a nest of fine pipes that resemble a large wire coil, the engineers have managed to get round this fatal problem that would normally follow from such rapid cooling of the moisture in atmospheric air.

They are tight-lipped on exactly how they managed to do it.

"We are not going to tell you how this works," said the company's chief designer Richard Varvill, who started his career at the military engine division of Rolls-Royce. "It is our most closely guarded secret."

The company has deliberately avoided filing patents on its heat exchanger technology to avoid details of how it works - particularly the method for preventing the build-up of frost - becoming public.

The Sabre engine could take a plane to five times the speed of sound and an altitude of 25 km, about 20 percent of the speed and altitude needed to reach orbit. For space access, the engines would then switch to rocket mode to do the remaining 80 percent. - Full Article Source

12/03/12 - Life Expectancy across the world

KeelyNet

How long will you live? This colour coded map shows the life expectancy in 222 of the world's nations. Nations shaded dark blue are those where people are expected to live to over 80, and they include most of the developed countries which have compulsory state-funded healthcare like the most of the countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Jordan and Japan.

With the exception of Afghanistan, the countries with the lowest life expectancies are all in sub-Saharan Africa. Inhabitants of Afghanistan, Swaziland, South Africa, Guinea-Bissau and Chad are not expected to reach 50.

The map shows how people are likely to live the longest in developed countries with state-funded healthcare systems like Japan, Canada and the UK, which each have average life expectancies of over 80 years.

The tiny tax haven of Monaco - with its notoriously wealthy inhabitants and compulsory state-funded health service - has the highest life expectancy at an average of 89.68 years, five years higher than anywhere else on earth, according to the CIA World Factbook. The country with the worst life expectancy is the African state of Chad at a shocking 48.69 years.

Life expectancy in America ranks 51st in the CIA's table at 78.49 years - lower than Canada (81.48), Australia (81.90), New Zealand (80.71), Japan (83.91), the UK (80.17) and much of Europe. - Full Article Source

12/03/12 - Pezo Pals Invented by 11 Year-Old Michael Georges
The invention has been branded as Pezo Pals and has become an interactive toy that tells up to 100 stories.

The Pezo Pal invention plays music and even allows you to record in your own voice sayings and play them back. George's vision was realized and has now hit store shelves. One of the stores is a South Florida toy store called Learning Express. So if you were wondering what hot toy this year might take the United States by storm, this is one good candidate.

The only bad part for now is the places you can buy Pezo Pals is pretty limited. Michael Georges hopes to change that with his next goal.

What is that you say? Well, Michael has told people that he loves watching the hit ABC series, Shark Tank. Michael thinks that his next step is to get his Pezo Pals on the show and get more expertise and funding to expand his interactive toy line and get distribution partners. Pretty amazing for an 11 year old kid. - Full Article Source


12/03/12 - Hiding an inductive charging station inside furniture
KeelyNet [Tony] wanted to clean up his bedside table by getting rid of the cables used for charging his devices. He accomplished his goal by integrating an inductive charging station inside his furniture.

He chose to go with a product called Powermat. The base station for the device includes two inductive charging areas. [Tony] started by using a router to make a pocket in the underside of this shelf.

He mentions that the remaining wood is only 2mm thick to allow for proper transmission. Before gluing the PCB in place he relocated the power jack so that it is still easy to get to. As you can see in the clip after the break, the system works just fine this way. - Full Article Source

12/03/12 - Eye Magnet (Nov, 1928)

KeelyNet

ONE of the latest developments in the field of medical science is the ring magnet.

It is proving of great value in removing pieces of metal from the eye after an accident.

Workers in various industries often suffer from flying pieces of metal striking the eye.

To remove such small particles is often a delicate operation whose pain is greatly lessened through the use of this ingenious device. The operation shown here is being performed by Sir Richard Cruise, surgeon-oculist to the King of England and surgeon to the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital. - Full Article Source

12/03/12 - New Small Fission Reactor For Deep-space Missions Demonstrated
"Exploring the regions of deep space beyond Mars means sending probes where solar power isn't practical. Since the 1960s, NASA has equipped its Apollo missions and unmanned explorers with Radioisotope Thermal Generators (RTGs).

These have worked very well, but they run on plutonium 238, which is currently in short supply. Therefore, the Los Alamos National Laboratory is developing a new small nuclear reactor for spacecraft that uses uranium instead of plutonium to power Stirling engines and generate electricity.

At the Nevada National Security Site's Device Assembly Facility near Las Vegas, engineers from Los Alamos, the NASA Glenn Research Center and National Security Technologies LLC conducted a Demonstration Using Flattop Fissions (DUFF) experiment that produced 24 watts of electricity using a pair of free-piston Stirling engines." - Full Article Source

12/03/12 - A Blood Test That Screens For Cancer
"People usually find out that they have cancer after developing symptoms or through a screening test such as a mammogram—signs that may appear only after the cancer has grown or spread so much that it can't be cured.

But what if you could find out from a simple, highly accurate blood test that you had an incipient tumor?

By sequencing the abnormal DNA that a tumor releases into a person's bloodstream, researchers are now one step closer to a universal cancer test.

Although the technique is now only sensitive enough to detect advanced cancers, that may be a matter of money: As sequencing costs decrease, the developers of the method say the test could eventually pick up early tumors as well." - Full Article Source

12/03/12 - Grim Picture of Polar Ice-Sheet Loss
"A global team of researchers has come up with the most accurate estimate yet for melting of the polar ice sheets, ending decades of uncertainty about whether the sheets will melt further or actually gain mass in the face of climate change.

The ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting at an ever-quickening pace. Since 1992, they have contributed 11 millimeters — or one-fifth — of the total global sea-level rise, say the researchers.

The two polar regions are now losing mass three times faster than they were 20 years ago, with Greenland alone now shedding ice at about five times the rate observed in the early 1990s.

This latest estimate, published this week in Science, draws on up to 32 years of ice-sheet simulations and 20 years of satellite data to give an estimate two to three times more accurate than that in the last IPCC report." - Full Article Source

12/03/12 - DOE Wants 5X Improvement In Batteries In 5 Years
"The U.S. Dept. of Energy has set a goal to develop battery and energy storage technologies that are five times more powerful and five times cheaper within five years.

DOE is creating a new center at Argonne National Laboratory, at a cost of $120 million over five years, that's intended to reproduce development environments that were successfully used by Bell Laboratories and World War II's Manhattan Project.

'When you had to deliver the goods very, very quickly, you needed to put the best scientists next to the best engineers across disciplines to get very focused,' said U.S. Energy Secretary Stephen Chu, on Friday.

The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research isn't designed to seek incremental improvements in existing technologies. This technology hub, according to DOE's solicitation (PDF), 'should foster new energy storage designs that begin with a "clean sheet of paper" — overcoming current manufacturing limitations through innovation to reduce complexity and cost.'

Other research labs, universities and private companies are participating in the effort." - Full Article Source

12/03/12 - 7 Jailed In 'Kidney For iPad' Case In China
"In China, the whole team of medical staff and their brokers were sentenced to jail yesterday over their involvement in the case of a teenager who sold a kidney to buy an iPhone and iPad.

He Wei, who organized the illegal transaction in April 2011, was sentenced to five years' imprisonment by the Beihu District People's Court in Chenzhou City.

The court added that the defendants had paid compensation worth more than 1.47 million yuan (~ US $237,000) to Wang. Ministry of Health statistics show that about 1.5 million people in China need transplants, but only 10,000 operations are performed each year." - Full Article Source

12/03/12 - Can we tap energy from pyramids? led to Inert Gas projector

Keelynet

Inert gas tubes were described by a business man named Maurice Cooke while channeling an entity called Hilarion. It is interesting because previously unknown technical information came from a psychic source. That revelation is known as 'inert gas tubes' which are copper or other tubes filled with one or more inert gases under pressure and capped off. Claims are an energy beam emanates from the tube which can be used for a variety of purposes.

The inert gas material is fascinating and I have tried the compressed gases in sealed tubes and you CAN feel heat, cold and other sensations and effects from gases and mixes of gases and at various pressures.

Somewhere in my Hilarion material they had met a young, very depressed girl who was very, very obese...she had tried many diets and nothing worked and had been out by doctors but nothing found wrong.

So a group called on a lady who could see auras, asking her to 'scan' this girl...the lady reported an enormous aura which the flesh would try to fill up.

They had a mix of gases that would DISSOLVE the aura so they cut away all the extra aura to a slimmer form and within a matter of days, this fat girl started losing weight and had not changed her diet.

I don't remember how long it lasted that she lost weight, something like two months and she started gaining all that weight back.

The lady who could see auras was called in again...everyone was pleased with how much thinner and happier the girl was but the aura lady said her aura had grown back to its enormous size and now her body was now eating more to try to 're-flesh' the body to fit the aura.

I found that fascinating...their solution? Recut the aura with the inert gas tubes and this time they used affirmations and a hypnotist to reprogram her mental image of herself.

It seemed you can cut the energy body down but you have to also change how you imagine your body as well.

I don't know if it was a few sessions with the hypnotist or post hypnotic commands that would 're-ping' the image of a slender body in this girls mind.

The point though, it fixed her...she lost the weight and changed her life to stay in a slimmer, happier, healthier body.

Geez, there should be CLINICS for this with how fat americans are these days.

Hilarion's concepts of light, matter, magnetism, gravity, et al., diverge from present-day acceptable scientific understanding; but for purposes of this chapter, we will only look at his concept of"primary points" in his presentation on the nature of space and matter in order to prepare us to understand the nature of the inert gases and the technology to be used to work with them that is the focus of this chapter.

Through Cooke, Hilarion tells us that:

In the vastness of space are located points of primary vibration which are capable of setting the aether into the third mode of vibration, namely that in a which the spatial matrix undergoes motion in the fourth dimension.

In effect, these primary points themselves vibrate ina direction transverse to the ether, and this transverse vibration is communicated to the aetheric substance to give rise to the transverse motion... [in]wave patterns which cross each other and interact to form a number of stationary waves to include locations of low vibration called nodes, and locations of high vibration called antinodes...

when the node locations of a number of such patterns are all coincident at a single location, the aether becomes very still at that location with respect to its transverse vibrational mode.

If the aether becomes completely stationary for even a fraction of a second at thatlocation, it immediately contracts or condenses into a denser and more solid-state…which has been called the proton.

Surrounding the condensed packet of aether are concentric rings of very high transverse vibration, and it isin these concentric rings that the various electrons take form.

At the concentric rings of high vibration surrounding the contracted proton, the aether is in such an agitated state that small openings or breaches in its texture spontaneously arise.

Each "hole" in the aether becomes a spinning vortex through which the aetheric substance spins out into the fourth dimension. The aether which passes outwardly through the spinning hole arcs over through the fourth dimension and is drawn back into the aetheric matrix at the proton itself…

The inert gases "are constantly forced to undergo a high rate of vibration and agitation due to the fact that each atom of aninert gas contains within it one of the primary points.

Now, within this context of a higher-dimensional ether and the primary points that can provide wave-generating excitation and potential entrée into our level of reality...

Hilarion describes the heart of the inert gas technology:

Since each atom of an inert gas contains one of the primary points responsible for the creation of the transverse vibrational mode which is experienced by matter as gravity, it is merely necessary to develop a technical means for stripping the masking inert gas atom away from the primary point in order to allow the point to produces full-strength beam of transverse vibration.

The technique is to subjectthe inert gas to high pressure and temperature, and then to place it in a strong magnetic field. This can be accomplished with relatively simple equipment and without great expense.

In fact it has already been done in secret. The high temperature and pressure cause the stripping away of some of the outer electrons of the atoms of the gas, thus producing ions or charged particles.

When these ions are subjected to a strong magnetic field, the motions of the nuclei of the ionized atoms are disturbed and the atoms are forced into paths different from the natural motion.

These paths take them away from the primary points which they normally mask, and permit the points to produce their normal vibratory motion in the aether."

There should be some youtubes about this...ideally showing before, during and after to back up what is being claimed...I remembered reading about a claim alledged to be from Tesla that he could energize all the air in the room to produce light;

Noble gases glowing in their own light under a high frequency generator; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnwaSIRUztQ

Plasma Globes; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlKOb0h31Mg

"Plasma globes were accidentally invented by Nikola Tesla during experiments with high frequency currents and he called them 'inert gas discharge tubes'. Thankfully in the 1980's they were modernised and given a much cooler name of 'Plasma Globes' - and that's the name we've gone for too! - Full Article Source

12/03/12 - Cancer and possible treatments
I get emails every now and then from people with health conditions. Of course I'm not a doctor so can just sent them what I would do if it was me...included with many links.

I received a sad email about a 40'ish mom of three young teens and she is apparently eaten up with cancer. She refuses chemo and has tried many things including clinics in Tijuana but her markers remain high.

After receiving many emails about cancer problems, I had intended to build a page for various health cures (as if there aren't enough on the net already) but it's on another computer because it wasn't finished.

On my website I have many claims of ways to cure cancer...the best one I think is for 'inoperable' tumors like in the brain...you mix powered radium with superglue and squirt it on the tumor...the radium kills the tumor and dissolves it in about a month and in 98% of the cases never comes back.

At the link are dozens of links for potential therapies.

Additionally, it appears the more acid in the pH in the blood, the easier it is for diseases to grow..including cancer so many recommend eating alkaline foods to change the blood pH...the analogy is that diseased acidic soils provide a perfect medium for the growth of weeds...but healthy, oxygenated, robust soil has no weeds because they can't growth in a healthy medium.

In my opinion, cancer results from sustained inflammation. The cells swell up and mutate into cancer and other problems.

That's why I think there are so many cases of breast cancer because they TEST for lumps from what I understand is a very painful physical mashing of the breasts..do this too much and it CAUSES breast cancer due to the inflammation.

I'm not a doctor or medically trained but if it was me...I think the thing do to is increase blood alkalinity.

Energy from the NORTH pole of a magnet will create alkaline condition and from the SOUTH pole will create acid conditions.

Years ago you could buy this big magnet for about $35...they claimed to have cured many breast and lung cancers by turning this thick flat magnet so only the north pole energy penetrated the body....that caused an alkaline condition that killed the cancer.

You can also increase alkalinity by certain foods...don't have that handy but you can look it up.

So a combination of alkaline foods and drinks combined with magnets using ONLY the north pole side exposed to the body should produce health benefits.

I've known several people who had faith in their alternative therapy..that is all well and good IF YOU GET TESTED to show whatever you are taking is healing you...

If the medical tests show NO IMPROVEMENT after weeks, then give it up and try something else and test it TOO...you only have so much time so don't waste it by continuing a therapy that clearly is not working.

It is way too easy whether from fear, ego or just stubborness to not avail yourself of real medical tests to determine the reality, type and status of your infirmity. You also need to KNOW it IS working so that's why you need the tests. - Full Article Source

12/03/12 - Sitting Kills
THE health studies that conclude that people should sit less, and get up and move around more, have always struck me as fitting into the “well, duh” category.

The research comes more from observing the health results of people’s behavior than from discovering the biological and genetic triggers that may be associated with extended sitting.

Still, scientists have determined that after an hour or more of sitting, the production of enzymes that burn fat in the body declines by as much as 90 percent.

Extended sitting, they add, slows the body’s metabolism of glucose and lowers the levels of good (HDL) cholesterol in the blood. Those are risk factors toward developing heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

“The science is still evolving, but we believe that sitting is harmful in itself,” says Dr. Toni Yancey, a professor of health services at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Yet many of us still spend long hours each day sitting in front of a computer. - Full Article Source

12/03/12 - Not enough to worry about in your life?
KeelyNet The Global Research website at www.globalresearch.ca publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on social, economic, strategic and environmental processes.

In an era of media disinformation, our focus has essentially been to center on the “unspoken truth”.

Global Research articles are used as source material by college and university students. Moreover, numerous universities, libraries and research institutions have established a link to Global Research on their respective web sites.

Global Research has also become a source of specialized information and analysis for journalists, senior government officials, financial analysts and non-governmental organizations.

The Global Research archive (2001-2012) includes more than 25,000 articles and news reports. The Mondialisation.ca archive contains more than 9000 articles in French.

More than 6000 authors have contributed to Global Research. Since the launching of GRTV, we have developed an archive of videos, classified by theme and geographic region. - Full Article Source

12/03/12 - Coup mastermind photographed in Dealey Plaza
If the Vice President is on one it and the head of the federal police is in on it and the president's bodyguards are in on it...staging a coup is a piece of cake.

But still you need to an experienced pro on site to manage things.

And it looks like he was there. - Full Article Source


12/03/12 - Diamagnetism
While observing magneto-optical notions, Faraday came to the conclusion that it is the internal structure of the body itself that changes when such body is placed in a magnetic field.

That's why he decided to find out, whether the bodies in the magnetic field undergo physical changes, and if yes, then of what nature?

In his studies, Faraday stumbled across another huge discovery - apparently, a chunk of heavy glass placed in front of one of the poles of a powerful electromagnet was slightly repulsed.

The important thing in Faraday's discovery was not the equatorial position of the body, but the fact that some objects can actually be repulsed by a magnetic pole. Such notion was also observed in other solid bodies, liquids and human tissue.

The same was true for many gases as well. Faraday called all of such bodies diamagnets. The diamagnetism theory was one of the most delicate issues of the second half of the 19th century.

Michael Faraday suggested two different hypotheses. According to the first one, when exposed to the magnetic field, the molecules of diamagnetic substances get magnetized in the direction opposite to the magnetization direction of the paramagnetic substance.

According to the second hypothesis, such repulsion of diamagnetic bodies by the magnetic poles is only spurious and is caused by the difference in the extent of attraction, that is by the fact that the medium, in which the body is located, is attracted to a bigger extent than the body itself.

The diamagnetism can be considered a result of inductive currents produced by the outer magnetic field onto the filled electron ion shells. Such currents generate an induced magnetic moment in each of such shells.

According to the Lenz law, such moment is directed towards the outer field, irrespective of whether the initial field has its own moment, and if yes, how it is oriented. The ideal diamagnetism is noncooperative in nature and can be described by negative susceptiveness that doesn't depend upon the temperature.

Diamagnetism is a part of each magnetic state of a substance, but it is usually negligibly small if compared to the magnetism caused by spontaneous magnetic moments within the system. In purely diamagnetic substances the electronic shells of molecules don't have a constant moment.

The moments generated by individual electrons in the absence of an outer field are mutually compensated. This is specifically the case for ions and molecules with electronic shells that are completely filled, for example, in inert gases.

The universality of magnetism can be explained exactly by diamagnetism, but it can be veiled by some other strong effects, which could make it negligible. The diamagnetism of electronic shells is especially important, when the magnetic moment of the atoms is equal to zero, that is when spin magnetic moments are pair-wise compensated. - Full Article Source


12/03/12 - SHC being caused by excess internal body radiation

KeelyNet

First, you need to read my paper about Deuterium in the body controlling aging and death Cure for Aging.

Then read the correlations in this paper from actual experiments trying to pin down the CAUSE of SHC; Idiopathic Thermogenesis: Potential Origin and Mechanism of Action.

To explain the gamma decreases that were observed both before and even more dramatically, during alternative healing therapy, the author hypothesized that an alternative fuel source of ionizing radiation is being used by cells to complement existing food supplies via a process called "radiogenic metabolism," which was first described by cell biologist Dr. T.D. Luckey (41).

This may arise from one of two mechanisms: absorption of external radiation or decreased emission of ionizing radiation from within the cells. When cells are incoherent, under stress, and/or dysfunctional, the need for these radiant energy sources increases, thus absorption and/or hoarding of energy increases and externally-monitored gamma counts decrease.

The typical reaction of free radical electrons is for the unpaired electron to pair with another electron. However, this is not the only possible reaction. Unpaired electrons also seek to annihilate with positrons, their antimatter counterparts.

One little-known fact is that our bodies naturally contain radioactive elements. One Japanese study determined that contributions of each radionuclide to the total effective dose are potassium-40, or K40, (63%), lead-210, or Pb210, (16%), and Polonium-210, or Po210, (16%) (48).

In comparison to Plutonium (Pu238-239) in the air of the lungs, which produces one disintegration each 500,000 seconds, e.g., one decay per 5.8 days, K40 produces 50 disintegrations per second. This represents, in the lungs alone, 25,000,000 times more decays from K40 than plutonium equating to a total of 4,320,000 disintegrations with 4,320 possible positron emissions (0.001% of total K40 decays) per day (50).

K40 not only effects intracellular H2O but also comes into contact with intracellular D2O (deuterium oxide). Deuterium atoms are rare; sources differ in the natural abundance of deuterium, ranging from 1 part in 4000 to 1 part in 7000 (1:4000 or 1:7000) with an average of approximately 1:6000.

Subsequently, of all the water a person drinks, or comes in contact with, 1 drop in every 6000 drops will be a drop of heavy water (52). The photodisintegration of deuterium, releasing a proton and neutron, can be accomplished with as little as 2.225 MeV (calculated cross section).

The bulk of deuterium is found in fat deposits with only small amounts in other tissues. Fat is far richer in carbon and hydrogen than any of the other primary foodstuffs.

The combustibility of fat is due to its high hydrogen content that burnsinvisibly and generates tremendous temperatures (supporting the relationship to IT). Also of importance is that two-thirds of all water intake by humans is via the skin where the preponderance of IT conditions begin, e.g., epidermal and dermal layers.

In the more severe cases of IT, such as SHC, the torso area is predominantly consumed.

This may be explained by the fact that the liver fat is found to contain two to three times as much deuterium as that of other fat depots.

The author hypothesizes that the previously-denoted cases of SHC occur as the latter manifestation of the idiopathic thermogenesis continuum with a chain reactive nuclear response creating the carbonization effects often describing the remains of the victims involved.


In other words, I think this is AMPLE evidence to warrant serious experimentation based on my theory to allow rejuvenation of the back to the optimized age of 20. But no one gets this, no one funds me on it...amazing, everyone is dying by the second but none think it is possible to CURE aging.

Am I alone on this primitive planet??? - Full Article Source

12/03/12 - Dinosaur age had up to 50% oxygen in Atmosphere
KeelyNet The largest flying creature alive today is the Andean condor Vultur gryphus. At maximum size it weighs about 22 pounds and has a wingspread of about 10 feet. But 65 million years ago in the late cretaceous period, the last age of dinosaurs, there was another larger flying animal, the giant pterosaur Quetzalcotalus. It had a wingspread of over 40 feet, the size of a small airplane. Other pterosaurs were also quite large. The pteranodons of the late jurassic period, the classic flying dinosaurs of magazine illustrations, had a maximum wingspan of about 33 feet.

This presents a puzzle: how is it that the largest flying animals of the cretaceous were able to attain so much greater size than modern birds? There are severe physical limits associated with flight. It is difficult for large birds to generate enough lift to take off. Consider the well-known square-cube law: if you double the size of a bird by simple scaling, its wing area and associated lift go up by 22, or a factor of 4, while the body weight that must be lifted goes up by a factor of 23, or a factor of 8.

When an evolving flying animal species increases in size the basic design must be altered to accommodate the reduced lift-to-payload ratio. But if anything, the pterosaurs were less well designed than modern birds. They lacked the birds' efficient keelbone muscle structure and the aerodynamic advantages of feathers. How, then, could pterosaurs have grown so large?

A missing piece of this puzzle may have been discovered. There are indications that the cretaceous atmosphere may have been much richer in oxygen.

Today, Earth's atmosphere contains about 77% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 1% water vapor, 0.9% argon, and 0.03% carbon dioxide, with traces of about a dozen other gases. It's been commonly assumed that earth-air stabilized at about this composition a few million years after life evolved on our planet when the early plants photosynthesized most of the primordial carbon dioxide into free oxygen, and the early bacteria converted most of the primordial ammonia to free nitrogen and water.

But now there is evidence that the cretaceous atmosphere may have been very different. Samples of 80 million year old air have been analyzed. You well might ask how there could be samples of air trapped and preserved for 80 million years. One might say that nature has provided the sample bottle.

Great forests of the extinct pine species Pinus succinifer once covered large areas of the world. Like modern pine trees the Pinus succinifer when injured by storms or boring insects had a tendency to drip pitch. This sticky resin would fall to the ground, accumulate, and eventually be buried.

Over a multi-million year time span solidified pitch is fossilized into the hard resin amber. Amber in jewelry-grade specimens is almost clear, with a characteristic pale yellow color. Sometimes one finds ancient insects encased in amber. These were originally trapped in the sticky pitch and fossilized along with it, and they now provide an important base of knowledge about the insect life of past geologic eras.

As lumps of pine pitch fall to the ground and aggregate, pockets of air are sometimes enclosed, becoming tiny bubbles of air trapped in amber. The amber thus forms a natural "sample bottle", trapping air samples from millions of years in the past and preserving it for present analysis. Moreover, the sample bottles are labelled with a date of collection.

Geological analysis of the rock strata in which the amber samples are found and evidence provided by organisms trapped in the amber along with the bubbles can be used to establish the age of the sample. In many cases the pressure inside such bubbles has become as high as 10 atmospheres from compression by the geological forces that converted the pitch to amber.

At a meeting of the Geological Society of America held last Fall in Phoenix, Robert Brenner of Yale University and Gary Landis of the U. S. Geological Survey reported the results of a QMS analysis of ancient air bubbles trapped in amber.

They obtained a remarkable result. The atmosphere of the Earth 80 million years ago was discovered to have 50% more oxygen than modern air. Brenner and Landis found that for all gas samples taken from amber 80 million years old the oxygen content ranged between 25% to 35% and averaged about 30% oxygen.

Cretaceous air was supercharged with oxygen.

On the other hand, 40 million year old samples similarly analyzed showed about the same oxygen content as modern air, and 25 million year old samples showed slightly less oxygen than modern air.

The composition of air has been shifting with time over a far broader range than geologists had thought possible. The cause of these excursions is not understood. Perhaps they are caused by a shift in the delicate balance between oxygen production by photosynthesis and oxygen trapping by exposed iron, sulfur, and organic reducing materials.

From the viewpoint of the follower of science fiction there are important lessons here. Time travellers must be aware that the cretaceous period is not the same as the 20th century. Oxygen is present in incendiary quantities. Use cigarettes and matches only with great caution. Do not wear flammable clothing during your cretaceous travels. Do not leave camp fires unattended.

(This seems to support the Dr. Baugh & the Pre-Flood Environment - 03/31/01 - Director of the Creation Evidence Museum in Glen Rose, Texas, Dr. Carl Baugh has invented and patented a 'Hyperbaric Biosphere' chamber to test Biblical claims regarding pre-flood atmosphere and magnetic conditions based on Genesis.

Genesis states that life on earth was created 'perfect' and designed to live forever. It also states that after the fall of man, all elements of which everything is made, were cursed. Genesis then records the gradual degeneration of the whole of creation until the flood of Noah followed by an increasing rate of degeneration as time progressed.

If the dates and years reported use the same standards we do in modern times, then there is an overlapping of pre-flood humans with that of post-flood survivors where the pre-flood humans lived many more years.

The average age of man prior to the flood was approximately 920 years, after the flood, mans lifespan declined by 250 years until the time of Christ when lifespans averaged 70 years. Tests indicate simulation of a pre-flood environment would produce conditions of increased longevity, cellular growth and a change in molecular structures. - JWD) - 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...
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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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