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03/11/13 - Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor in 5 minutes - Thorium Reactors
In the 1960's, a Thorium reactor ran safely for over 6,000 hours. The science was buried because it wasn't good at making nuclear weapons. Today, you can sign a We The People petition to give LFTR technology a second life.

The main downsides/negatives to this technology, politics, corrosion and being scared of nuclear radiation. Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors were created 50 years ago by an American chap named Alvin Weinberg, but the American Government realised you can't weaponise the by-products and so they weren't interested.

Another point, yes it WAS corrosive, but these tests of this reactor were 50 years ago, our technology has definately improved since then so a leap to create this reactor shouldn't be too hard.

And nuclear fear is extremely common in the average person, rather irrational though it may be. More people have died from fossil fuels and even hydroelectric power than nuclear power.

I added this video for a project regarding Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors, watch and enjoy.

No, it would not collapse the economy... just like the use of uranium reactors didn't... neither did coal... This is because you wouldn't have an instant transition from coal... oil... everything else to thorium. We could not do that.

Simply due to the engineering. Give it 50 years we might be using thorium instead of coal/oil (too late in terms of global warming, but thats another debate completely), but we certainly won't destroy the earths economy. Duh.

And yes he said we'd never run out. Not strictly true... bloody skeptics ... LFTRs can harness 3.5 million Kwh per Kg of thorium! 70 times greater than uranium, 10,000 greater than oil... and there is over 2.6million tonnes of it on earth... Anyone with a calculator, or a brain, will understand that is a lot of energy!! - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Why All the Higgs Hate? It's a 'Vanilla' Boson
KeelyNet "Decades of searching and a 7.5 billion Euro particle accelerator later, why is everyone so down on one of the biggest discoveries of the century?

Well, as the evidence strengthens for a bona fide signal of a 'Standard Model' Higgs boson with a mass of 125 GeV, many scientists are disappointed that the discovery of an 'ordinary' — or 'vanilla' according to Caltech cosmologist Sean Carroll — Higgs removes any doubt for more exotic physics beyond the Standard Model.

It's a strange juxtaposition; a profound discovery that's also an anticlimax. But to confirm the identity of the Higgs candidate, LHC physicists still need to measure the particle's spin.

'Until we can confidently tie down the particle's spin,' said CERN Research Director Sergio Bertolucci at this week's Rencontres de Moriond conference in Italy, 'the particle will remain Higgs-like. Only when we know that it has spin-zero will we be able to call it a Higgs.'"

(In other words, it's another crooked game spouting more BS and excuses after spending $13.25 BILLION. Just like Hot Fusion. Imagine spreading ALL THAT money around to tens of thousands of expermenters with novel projects? That's our money they are blowing! - JWD) - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Record 89,304,000 Americans 'Not in Labor Force'
The number of Americans designated as "not in the labor force" in February was 89,304,000, a record high, up from 89,008,000 in January, according to the Department of Labor. This means that the number of Americans not in the labor force increased 296,000 between January and February.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) labels people who are unemployed and no longer looking for work as “not in the labor force,” including people who have retired on schedule, taken early retirement, or simply given up looking for work.

The increase marks the second month in a row, after rising in January from 88.8 million in December. Those not in the labor force had declined in December from 88.9 million in November.

(Cause and effect, people never learn. What is the breaking point before massive unrest, then civil disorder, then war and chaos? Can you say 'The Postman' and 'Mad Max'? - JWD) - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Moon Mining Race Under Way (What a Stupid Idea?)
KeelyNet "The race to the moon is back! This time, though, it's through private enterprise. Google has offered a $20m grand prize to the first privately-funded company to land a robot on the moon and explore the surface (video) by moving at least 500 meters and sending high definition video back to Earth by 2015."

(It's ok to mine it, but take nothing away or we risk destabilizing it and interferring with it's natural effects on earth, like tides and LIFE. Beyond Stupid! Our so-called leaders are determined to make our beautiful, green living Earth a cold, dead, barren planet by screwing with the moon and all for MONEY! - JWD) - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Baylor University Study Finds Divorce-Religion Link
KeelyNet Children of divorce with two actively religious parents are more likely to change religions or to shy away from organized religion as adults, according to a new Baylor University study.

Assistant Professor of Sociology Jeremy Uecker, who led the study, attributes this to the fact that children lose exposure to a second religious parent as a result of the divorce.

The findings -- which were published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion -- showed that adults who lived with just one parent during their formative years are more than twice as likely to disaf?liate than those who grew up with continuously married parents. Uecker notes, however, that being a child of divorce in and of itself is not as significant a factor in determining one's religious beliefs as previous research has indicated.

Another reason divorce may shake kids' faith? According to Uecker, some kids of divorce may have believed that their parents' marriage was ordained by God.

"When it ends, that could rock their world and have lasting effects," he said in a press release.

(Anything that destroys the fantasies and problems perpetrated on society and the world by religions (ALL but Huna), then I'm all for it, so GO Divorce GO! The kids will get over it when they are old enough to THINK for themselves. - JWD) - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Whatever happened to the Golka High Voltage Equipment


The following came about from a discussion about Eric Dollards' Indiegogo project which was to allow him to try to duplicate Tesla's Wardenclyffe experiments, ergo, wireless transmission of electricity. In those discussions, up came the name of pioneer Robert Golka's Project Tesla to generate a 'fireball fusion reactor'. Up to 51 foot arcs, 23 million volts and up to 100,000 watts. So I remembered my friend and associate Norman Wootan had been involved with it many years back but I was vague on the details of what finally happened to it after so many years, so Norm kindly sets the record straight for all of us;

When the Bob Golka's, Leadville Tesla Project was being moved to Orlando FL. to the Disney World Expo, Lloyd's of London refused to Insure the Project (Disney Corp. cancelled the contract) so Golka had to tell the semi drivers to drop the two trailers en-route somewhere around Memphis.

Ken Hawkins invested the money to move the two semi trailers to a salvage yard in San Antonia. Around 1997 the salvage yard closed in San Antonia so Hawkins moved the two trailer to Sherman, TX to the old Perrin AFB.

They sat there for several years and when some of the transformers started leaking oil out onto the tarmac, the County officials demanded that Hawkins remove them from the airport.

I allowed him to move them to my 52 acre farm in Dawson,TX where they stayed till 2006. The transformers started leaking real bad so I had no alternative but demand that they be moved or I would scrap everything down for metals.

In 2007 everything pertaining to the old Golka Wendover UT. and Leadville CO. Project was rendered down to metal scrap.

The biggest problem I had was disposal of all the (about 900 gallons) PCB oil. That is why no one wanted to mess with the 14 huge X-formers. Take my word for it!

I personally scrapped the whole Project. Hawkins came over and sold the two semi trailers (53 ft.) to a farmer in the area for $1500.00 End of story! PS: there was documentation and pictures of the coil putting out 85 ft. arcs. Pretty impressive! - Norm

Thanks Norm for letting us all know what finally happened to a great experiment.

(Now for the bad news...people are DELUDING themselves if they think any high voltage wireless transmission project could ever work in the modern world. Anyone who has studied Tesla, specifically his experiments at Colorado Springs would have read of people and animals walking on the ground MILES AWAY, drawing 6 to 12 inch sparks from the ground to their shoes!

There is NO WAY there will EVER be high voltage, high current power transmitted to tuned receivers AS FAR AS I KNOW. It just ain't possible.

IMAGINE how long this would work in our highly electronic world...not AT ALL. The single answer for power is to make it autonous and local to your needs.

NO distribution of power from any central source but a generator inside your house or business that converts all you need from gravity, magnetism, earth/air electricity or IDEALLY conversion of the ambient Zero Point energy to either thrust or electricity.

That is what many of us work towards, the autonomous self-powered home that generates it's own power, condenses water from the air, sonically destroys complex waste molecules to atoms, etc., but no one funds us to vault mankind into the future! A 'more better' description at this Labs Project. - JWD) - personal email from Norman Wootan

03/11/13 - 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person
The human mind is a miracle, and you will never see it spring more beautifully into action than when it is fighting against evidence that it needs to change. Your psyche is equipped with layer after layer of defense mechanisms designed to shoot down anything that might keep things from staying exactly where they are -- ask any addict.

It's incredibly comforting to know that as long as you don't create anything in your life, then nobody can attack the thing you created.

It's so much easier to just sit back and criticize other people's creations. This movie is stupid. That couple's kids are brats. That other couple's relationship is a mess. That rich guy is shallow. This restaurant sucks. This Internet writer is an asshole. I'd better leave a mean comment demanding that the website fire him. See, I created something.

Oh, wait, did I forget to mention that part?

Yeah, whatever you try to build or create -- be it a poem, or a new skill, or a new relationship -- you will find yourself immediately surrounded by non-creators who trash it. Maybe not to your face, but they'll do it.

Your drunk friends do not want you to get sober. Your fat friends do not want you to start a fitness regimen. Your jobless friends do not want to see you embark on a career.

Just remember, they're only expressing their own fear, since trashing other people's work is another excuse to do nothing. "Why should I create anything when the things other people create suck? I would totally have written a novel by now, but I'm going to wait for something good, I don't want to write the next Twilight!"

As long as they never produce anything, it will forever be perfect and beyond reproach. Or if they do produce something, they'll make sure they do it with detached irony.

They'll make it intentionally bad to make it clear to everyone else that this isn't their real effort. Their real effort would have been amazing. Not like the crap you made.

Yield to your higher self, see;

1 - Gnostic

2 - Amplitude of Force

3 - Insights

4 - Regrets for Opportunities Lost

Brilliant people talk about ideas,
average people talk about things,
small people talk about each other.

with your life from this day forward,
decide what you want to do with the time you have left.

(And this, I think, is why people are not supporting my Robochek Indiegogo Project - JWD) - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Most people really can't handle the Truth
KeelyNet Everyone always talks about truth. Well, face it, we really want just shades of grey when it comes to truth. The white and black version simply hurts because brutal honesty is too much for many to hear. To have their rosy outlook on life, love and the world ripped away to show the stark realities would make life unbearable without the soothing salve of little white lies along the way.

You think I'm spouting nonsense about this? The essence of it is Jack Nicholson in 'A Few Good Men' telling badgering Tom Cruise, 'you can't HANDLE the TRUTH!'.

When it comes down to truth versus little white lies, you don't tell your wife or girlfriend that she is fat, pasty, big reared, stupid, vain, etc.. You tell them just the opposite or risk all hell breaking loose because they will not face the truth. The same for your boyfriend, husband, friend, family member where you tell them they are bucktoothed, gotch eyed, short peepee, pimply faced, etc. Instead you GLOSS OVER their imperfections and reinforce it with compliments just to KEEP THE PEACE.

Yes, the world would be a horrible, miserable place if people told the truth all the time. Fights would continually break out, drinking and drug use would prevail as people tried to escape the harsh realities of their lives and conditions, depression and suicides would be the norm, wars and unending damage to payback insults (whether lies or the simple truth) would result.

I wonder how much misery in the world could be circumvented by acknowledging this simple truth of life, that lies lubricate our very existence. People don't want a mirror held up where they are forced to see their own reality. Instead, they want an augmented, virtual reality fantasy where everything in their lives is bright, beautiful, interesting and where your very existence benefits the world as you pass through it.

So what does it cost us to spread little white lies around to make people feel good? Sure, we know its mostly bullshit and they are nowhere near what we paint them as but Southerners in the USA have this covered and down to an art by the use of 'Bless her/his heart' appended to all kinds of insults and negative observations, it just makes it go down a bit easier.

You see, a native southerner has the ability to insult a person while sounding extremely nice at the same time. You'd almost swear they just commiserated with the person under discussion, which, they probably did. But they also insulted the sin out of them.

Folks in the south say "bless her heart" when they want to say something nasty about someone. They pretty up the nasty thing by making it sound like they're truly in disbelief when really they're not so surprised at all.

For example they might say something like "I just can't believe she left her children and husband and ran off with her brother-in-law" when really they've known about the affair for years and saw the whole thing coming. Then they ALWAYS tack on the phrase "bless her heart". That sort of absolves them from their hateful statement and keeps their way to heaven clear.

"Bless his heart, if they put his brain on the head of a pin, it'd roll around like a BB on a six lane highway."

"Bless her heart, she's so bucktoothed, she could eat an apple through a picket fence."

"You know, it's amazing that even though she had that baby 7 months after they got married, bless her heart, it weighed 10 pounds!"

"Bless her heart, though. She got her looks from her daddy's side."

"He fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down, bless his heart."

"Bless her heart, she's so blind, she couldn't see the moon shine."

"She sings like three cats in heat, bless her heart.."

"She actually thinks that outfit looks GOOD, bless her heart."

The only way we get our information is through our senses, so if we didn't see it or feel it, then its probably not real. That is why we need to rely on metrics (measurements) that can be verified and reproduced to verify the effect or claim wherever possible.

Skepticism in all things, but leave at least a little room for 'miracles' and, at present, unknown 'phenomena' which appears to defy our understanding of the universe.

And yet people do believe these stories and usually embellish them beyond the original report. Unfortunately this leads to cults and religions based on errors and undefined anomalies.

I think there is room for such things but we should always strive for factual, reproducible phenomena and truth as much as we can when it comes to all things, even if it hurts us to hear it.

White lies do make the world go around. It would be a truly miserable life to be 'insulted' with truth at every turn. As long as we recognize the NEED for little white lies to smooth our journey, yet don't succumb to spreading harmful or highly exaggerated 'whoppers', I think the world is made better. - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - The Gremlin Effect
KeelyNet Don't you hate machines that flake out on you when you most need them to operate without problems? Computers and software that crashes, car won't start, power outages, lock won't open, appliances fail and a host of other events which impede your day, make you late or miss appointments and generally ruin your day.

Granted, much of it is due to lack of maintenance, parts failure and mostly human error with some natural causes such as weather and environment. So many these days want to blame the problems they caused on others. Taking responsibility for ones actions is a rare thing when it is so easy to sue for big money. I believe often we do in fact, create our own hell and misery so we need to learn to clean it up ourself. A lot less asking for help without doing all you can FIRST to fix it, then ask for help.

KeelyNetSometimes I think the cause is a 'strange attractor' as in chaos theory. Strange attractors occur in both continuous dynamical systems and in some discrete systems.

The attractor can be: a single point; a closed curve (a limit cycle), which describes a system with periodic behaviour; or a strange attractor, in which case the system exhibits chaos.

When we realize that every atom has a resonant frequency, that atoms combine to form molecules which have their own resonant frequency, then molecules combine to form all the reality we know, you can see how everything is vibrating and interacting to produce and power strange attractors that tend toward chaos, but I think, with study we could learn to make them useful in positive ways.

In real life, it shows up the more hurried and eager you are to make something happen, then the greater the chances of things popping up to slow you down (since they 'tend towards chaos' and can manifest as a variety of problems to screw up your ordered plans). People blocking your way, traffic problems, weather problems, mechanical problems, there can be unlimited attractions which otherwise are spread out over time but when a strange attractor is in effect, the problems all manifest and jumble together to screw up your plans.

Having worked on and around thousands of machines of various types in a production environment, I have the benefit of a distilled, concentrated set of observations witnessed almost daily. So too did many of my fellow techs as explained below. That is why I think the gremlins are like mini-poltergeists temporarily created and sustained by the emotional imbalances of operators with personal problems.

The defunct science magazine Omni reported an experiment on this psychokinetic phenomena and referred to the people who have harmonious interactions with machines as 'function linked people (FLPs)', as opposed to those who seem to cause machines to act up or fall apart in their presence, which they refer to as 'malfunctioned linked people (MLPs)'.

I thought there should be some kind of universal geometric pattern which would serve as a retroreflector to intercept, phase conjugate by 180 degress and retransmit the pattern to cancel it out. Talk about a universal luck charm! Talked this over with an open minded engineer and he says yes but the problem would be defining the pattern.

We also decided universal might be too broad, might have to be tuned to a given type of machine. But I still think a universal general pattern could be found to the relief of any tech, mechanic or maintenance man responsible for keeping the world's machines humming.

There are reports that John Worrell Keely's machines would not operate without him present. An assistant would try and try to make a machine do what Keely had made it do just minutes before, but it would not work until Keely put his hand on the man's shoulder.

If you experience strange attractor gremlin like interferences with your organized plans, I'd suggest you give yourself time to dissipate the gremlin which your over anxious mind has built up and is powering from emotion and nervous energy. Your work will be better and more complete, done with less stress, less hassle and more satisfaction. In other words, CALM DOWN, walk away, relax and come back to complete it later. Let the gremlin fade away when you quit feeding it.

stufficantellyouTo date I have never found a poison for them, just avoidance and dissipation (not THAT kind of dissipation though it might work well!) They have something like that here in Mexico...duendes where the word originally comes from the Phillipines. They are little elves or trolls who create mischief in people's lives. Things like hiding keys, flat tires, dropping and breaking things, losing money or things of value, even illness.

When you are afflicted by an unceasing stream of misfortunes, they say you are 'enduendado'...infested with duendes and advise you to go see a bruja (witch) to pacify and placate the duendes and maybe remove a curse someone put on you...yeah, right... - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Quick wallet hack adds pickpocket alarm
(Big flaw here...magnetic strips on credit and ATM cards will be wiped. - JWD - Recently there were a bunch of videos going around the net about some of the greatest pickpockets in the world. Simply put, if they wanted something you had, they were going to take it and you probably wouldn’t notice. I’ve always kept my wallet in my front pocket, and usually with my hand on it, but they even showed them getting around that in the video (you can’t always be vigilant).

I had the idea to make some kind of alarm that would go off if anyone but me removed the wallet from my pocket. A quick google search revealed tons of wallet alarms, but I noticed that they all had a credit card form factor(that’s good) and would make noise when exposed to light(that’s bad).

This represents a problem since the pickpockets in the videos tended not to open the wallets till later at another location. I needed something that would make noise as it was removed from my pocket.

Most importantly, I needed the alarm to be located inside the wallet. This immediately makes the wallet undesirable and will hopefully make someone drop it like hot coals. - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Oil truck transforms into giant mobile grill
KeelyNet When the truck rolls up, everything seems normal enough. It’s a generic oil tanker. But when the theme from “2001: A Space Odyssey” begins to play and the side of the tank starts to open, you suddenly realize things are not what they seem. This is no mere tanker truck, it’s a massive meat cooking monster dubbed the “X Grill”.

[Ken Foster], owner and creator of this $40K+ beast, worked with welder [Gary Webb] to custom design and fabricate every component of the vehicle, from hinges to hydraulic systems. They claim not a single part came from a box.

The cooking area, complete with speakers and spotlights, has storage cabinets, stainless steel prep counters, a four burner stove, and a 42 inch grill.

If that’s not enough, there are three more grills you can set up beside the truck and hook into the system.

All the appliances are run off a 65 gallon propane tank that’s mounted to the side of the truck.

Although the “X Grill” is available to rent for private parties, [Ken] says they spend most of their time at community and charitable events. He donates his equipment and cooking services, and the host group supplies the food and gets to keep any profit. - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Tracking a car like it were a computer mouse
KeelyNet Ground-truth velocity sensor. That’s a fancy name for a device which tracks the movement of a vehicle by actually monitoring the ground its travelling over. This differs from simply measuring wheel rotation (which is how traditional odometers work) in that those systems are an indirect measurement of motion.

For us the interesting part is the use of an ADNS-3080 single-chip optical mouse sensor on the left. It’s cheap, accurate, and only needs to be ruggedized before being strapped to the bottom of a car.

[Paul] designed a case that would protect the electronics and allow the sensor to mount on the uneven underbelly of a vehicle. The optical chip needs to be paired with a lens, and he went with one that cost about ten times as much as the sensor.

Data is fed from the sensor to the main system controller using the PIC 18F2221. One little nugget that we learned from this project is to poll a register that always returns a default value as a sanity check.

If you don’t get the expected value back it signals a communications problem, an important test for hardware going into the vibration-hell that is automotive technology. - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Student gets $30k for invention making LEDs more efficient
A Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute doctoral student has won the $30,000 Lemelson-Rensselaer grant for developing a more efficient design for light emitting diodes (LEDs) that more than doubles the output of traditional designs. The invention could reduce the overall cost, energy use and environmental impact of producing light.

The design that Ming Ma, who is studying in the materials science and engineering department, has created changes the the surface of the diodes, preventing much of the light from being trapped inside the device. Most of the LEDs on the market only emit 25 percent of the light they produce, with Ma's design, each LED would emit 70 percent of the light produced.

This is made possible by creating thousands of minute star-shaped pillars on the LED surface, composed of five nanolayers specifically engineered to help carry the light into the surrounding air. These nanoscale structures, which Ma dubbed "graded-refractive index (GRIN) structures," are produced using a method he invented. - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Vehicle Oddities (Dec, 1953)
KeelyNet Boynton Bicycle Locomotive built in 1889 was tested in Gravesend, Brooklyn, on one overhead and one ground rail. Arrangement was supposed to reduce weight, friction and save power on curves.

Bicycle Airship designed to fly in any direction was the fantastic brainchild of Herman Rieckert in 1889. Bicycle apparatus in pilothouse flapped side and center wings, providing motive power.

Whaleback Passenger Steamer having the form of a submarine with passenger steamer built on top was invented by Harold Avery in 1891. It was actually constructed for the Columbia Exposition.

Marine Train of 1873, propelled by a locomotive on cylinder-like paddle wheels, was intended to travel as fast on water as does a train on land. Its inventor was a Dutch engineer, M. A. Huet.

Aerial Machine invented by W. O. Ayres in 1885 got its power from air compressed to 3.000 lbs. per sq. in. in two drums. Air was supposed to feed through tubes to motors, last for several hours.

This Russian invention didn’t work. Steam-powered flying machine of 1883 had propeller in rear, two great wings. Nose admitted air for combustion of fuel; pendulum provided equilibrium.

Aerial Railway for towing craft on land and water got its power from wind on wings held up by balloons. Passenger basket was tied midway on towing cables. Invented in 1890 by David Thayer.

Pennington Aluminum Airship of 1891 had large sail over its gas bag which could be manipulated like that of a boat. It had propeller in front for motion, two propellers in each side wing.

Chase-Kirchner Aerodynamic Railroad of 1894 was a combination of an electric high-speed railroad and aeroplane. Inventors claimed it could attain 150 mph on a straight track, never tested it.

Spheroid Dirigible of 1887 had central compartment for passengers with buoyancy chamber at top and bottom. Engine was placed in hollow shaft in center connected to pilothouse below. - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Spherical Drive Wheel Propels Odd Vehicle (Nov, 1937)

Propelled by a spinning, motor-driven half globe at its rear, a strange three-wheeled vehicle recently made its appearance on the streets of Paris, France. The fantastic machine serves as an experimental model to test the inventor’s idea of a new gearless transmission, the speed of the vehicle being varied by tilting the hemisphere. - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Most Doctors Don't Think Patients Need Full Access To Med Records
"While electronic medical records (EMR) may contain your health information, most physicians think you should only be able to add information to them, not get access to all of the contents.

A survey released this week of 3,700 physicians in eight countries found that only 31% of them believe patients should have full access to their medical record; 65% believe patients should have only limited access.

Four percent said patients should have no access at all.

The findings were consistent among doctors surveyed in eight countries: Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain and the United States." - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Defense Dept. Directed To Disclose Domestic Drone Use
"The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to make the Pentagon disclose whether military drones are being used in U.S. airspace to spy on U.S. citizens.

This follows Rand Paul's filibuster on the floor of the Senate in which he demanded answers from the Obama administration as to whether drone strikes on U.S. soil were a possibility.

(Senator Paul received an amusingly brief response (PDF) to his 13-hour question.) From the article: 'A requirement buried in a lengthy appropriations bill calls on newly confirmed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to disclose to Congress what "policies and procedures" are in place "governing the use" of military drones or other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) domestically.

The report is due no later than 90 days after the bill is signed into law. The vote on the bill, which was overwhelmingly supported by Republicans and opposed by Democrats, comes as concerns about domestic use of drones have spiked.

...The House's language stops short of requiring Hagel to disclose whether he or his predecessor have taken the step of approving the targeting of any U.S. citizens for surveillance.'" - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Caffeine Improves Memory In Bees
"After a long day buzzing between flowers, even the most industrious worker bee could use a little help remembering which ones she wants to return to the next day. Some plants have a trick to ensure they end up at the top of the list: caffeinated nectar.

A team of researchers bombarded honey bees with floral smells paired with sugary rewards, some of which contained the same levels of caffeine found in the nectar of coffee and citrus flowers.

Three times as many bees remembered the odors associated with caffeine after 24 hours, when compared with the scents associated with sugar alone (abstract).

When the researchers applied the stimulant directly to honey bee brains, it had a positive effect on the neurons associated with the formation of long term memories.

Now, they want to see if bees go out of their way to feed on caffeinated nectar, perhaps even ignoring predators to do so—behavior that, if observed, could shed light on the neurological processes behind addiction." - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Man Has 75% of Skull Replaced By 3D-Printed Materials
KeelyNet "An un-named male patient in the U.S. has had 75 percent of his skull replaced with 3D printed materials. The undisclosed patient had his head imaged by a 3D scanner before South Windsor, Conn.-based Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) gained approval from US regulators to print the bone replacement.

OPM's final skull replacement was built within two weeks, and inserted in the patient's skull in an operation performed earlier this week; this cutting-edge procedure was only just revealed on Friday.

OPM's 3D-printed process was granted approval by the FDA back on Feb. 18, which means the company can now provide 3D printed replacements for bones damaged by trauma or even disease.

The company says this technique could benefit more than 500 U.S. citizens each month, from injured factory or construction workers to wounded soldiers." - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - NSF Audit Finds Numerous Cases of Alleged Plagiarism
"The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investigating nearly 100 cases of suspected plagiarism drawn from a single year's worth of proposals funded by the agency.

The cases grow out of an internal examination by NSF's Office of Inspector General (IG) of every proposal that NSF funded in fiscal year 2011.

James Kroll, head of administrative investigations within the IG's office, tells ScienceInsider that applying plagiarism software to NSF's entire portfolio of some 8000 awards made that year resulted in a 'hit rate' of 1% to 1.5%.

'My group is now swamped,' he says about his staff of six investigators." - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - bamoids Support Journalist Arrested For Recording Cops
"Ars Technica reports that the Obama Administration has filed a brief in support of a Maryland photojournalist who says he was arrested and beaten after he took photographs of the police arresting two other men.

The brief by the Justice Department argues that the U.S. Constitution protects the right to photograph the actions of police officers in public places and prohibits police officers from arresting journalists for exercising those rights.

Context: 'Garcia says that when Officer Christopher Malouf approached him, Garcia identified himself as a member of the press and held up his hands to show he was only holding a camera. But Malouf "placed Mr. Garcia in a choke hold and dragged him across the street to his police cruiser," where he "subjected him to verbal and physical abuse."

According to Garcia's complaint, Malouf "forcibly dragged Mr. Garcia across the street, throwing him to the ground along the way, inflicting significant injuries."

Garcia says Malouf "kicked his right foot out from under him, causing Mr. Garcia to hit his head on the police cruiser while falling to the ground."

Garcia claims that Malouf took the video card from Garcia's camera and put it in his pocket. The card was never returned. Garcia was charged with disorderly conduct. In December 2011, a judge found Garcia not guilty.'" - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - 4th Amendment Applies At Border, Passworded Files Not Suspicious

""Here's a surprise ruling. For many years we've written about how troubling it is that Homeland Security agents are able to search the contents of electronic devices, such as computers and phones at the border, without any reason.

The 4th Amendment only allows reasonable searches, usually with a warrant. But the general argument has long been that, when you're at the border, you're not in the country and the 4th Amendment doesn't apply.

This rule has been stretched at times, including the ability to take your computer and devices into the country and search it there, while still considering it a "border search," for which the lower standards apply.

Just about a month ago, we noted that Homeland Security saw no reason to change this policy. Well, now they might have to.

In a somewhat surprising 9th Circuit ruling (en banc, or in front of the entire set of judges), the court ruled that the 4th Amendment does apply at the border, that agents do need to recognize there's an expectation of privacy, and cannot do a search without reason.

Furthermore, they noted that merely encrypting a file with a password is not enough to trigger suspicion." - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - If Video Games Make People Violent, So Do Pictures of Snakes
"For nearly thirty years we've been having this discussion, asking the question: do violent movies, music or video games make people violent?

Well according to Brad Bushman and Craig Anderson of Iowa State University, yes.

Based on the results of their research they concluded in 2001 that video games and violent media can make people aggressive and violent.

Based upon their data and their conclusions, however, it's safe to say that photos of snakes, crispy bacon, or a particularly rigorous game of chess can also make people aggressive and violent." - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - How Emotions Determine Android's Design
KeelyNet "At a SXSW panel titled, 'Android's Principles for Designing the Future,' Helena Roeber (who headed up Android's UX research from 2007 through 2012) and Rachel Garb (who leads interaction design for Android apps at Google) discussed the complex philosophy behind Android's design.

Roeber went back to the very beginning, recounting Google's Android Baseline Study, in which the team made in-home visits to study how people use technology.

'We saw the profound effect that technological design has on people's lives,' she said. 'Technology had become so pervasive that people had started to schedule and enforce deliberate offline moments to spend time with their family and friends.'

From that study, the team learned that users were often overwhelmed by their options and 'limitless flexibility,' leading them to consider how to design a mobile operating system that wouldn't beat those users over the head (at least in the proverbial sense) on a minute-by-minute basis.

Instead, they focused on an interface capable of serving features to users only when needed. That meant creating an interface that only interrupts users when needed; that does the 'heavy lifting' of the user's tasks and scheduling; that emphasizes 'real objects' over buttons and menus; and that offers lots of chances for customization.

All those elements— and many more — eventually ended up in Android's trio of design principles: 'Enchant Me, Simplify My Life, and Make Me Amazing.'" - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - The Manti Te'o of Physics
"When it comes to tales of fake girlfriends, Manti Te'o can't hold a candle to theoretical particle physicist Paul Frampton.

In November 2011, writes the NY Times' Maxine Swann in 'The Professor, the Bikini Model and the Suitcase Full of Trouble,' Frampton met who he says he thought was Czech bikini model Denise Milani on A Yahoo Messenger romance bloomed, at least in the 68-year-old Frampton's mind (Frampton's ex-wife was a self-described 'physics groupie').

But before starting their perfect life together, fake Denise asked Frampton for one little favor — would he be so kind as to bring her a bag that she had left in La Paz, Bolivia?/b>

Yep, bad idea. The UNC Louis D. Rubin, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy soon found himself in a Buenos Aries prison, charged with transporting two kilos of cocaine into Argentina.

Currently serving a four years and eight months sentence under house arrest, Frampton reportedly continues to supervise his two current - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Neurofeedback Gaming To the Masses - Almost Telekinesis
"The Los Angeles Times reports on Throw Trucks With Your Mind, a multiplayer first-person 'gunless shooter' that uses an inexpensive, wireless EEG (electroencephalograph) headset to measure players' brainwaves and move virtual objects on screen.

Depending on the strength of players' beta waves (emitted while concentrating), players toss small items like crates or catapult objects like trucks.

Players can also draw things toward them by relaxing (and emitting alpha waves).

Greater relaxation results in more power as well, so players learn quickly to be careful when attracting trucks.

The success of Throw Trucks could lead to stronger demand for neural feedback games worldwide." - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - China Using 'State Secrets' Label To Hide Pollution
"More problems have surfaced as people attempt to bring soil pollution problems to light in China. From the articl: 'When Pan sued the Hebei Department of Environmental Protection in 2011, he was given access to the environmental impact assessment that the environment ministry claimed it had done in the village.

Pan discovered that the assessment, carried out by the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, had names of people who had left the village two decades previously and even a person who had been dead for two years — all "expressing favor" for the project. Pan surveyed 100 people in his village, showing them the purported environmental impact study.

The majority of them gave him written statements that declared: "I've never seen this form," according to documents seen by Reuters.'

Reuters has also discovered that China uses 'state secrets' labels to hide environmental studies and pollution numbers as well as using strong arm tactics to silence residents attempting to do their own studies." - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - How Mobile Devices Are Changing Africa
"Mobile phones are kicking off a revolution in Africa, with everyone from farmers to villagers relying on apps to make electronic payments, check on expiration dates for medicine, and predict future storms or the best prices for produce.

In a SXSW session titled 'The $100bn Mobile Bullet Train Called Africa' (which would also be a pretty good name for one of the indie films playing at this massive convention), Tech4Africa founder Gareth Knight explained the contours of this revolution. According to Shapshak, more kids in Africa have access to the Internet than consistent electricity.

Nobody owns a PC or can access a fixed-line telephone, so mobile phones are a conduit for everything from email to news to making payments via SMS. ... Many of the mobile devices used in Africa aren't cutting-edge, and SMS-based platforms are a necessity when it comes to sharing information.

'SMS is so fantastic because it gets to every device everywhere,' Shapshak said. ... Here's how a typical SMS platform might work: someone purchasing a box of malaria medicine could send the barcode information to a text number, which would send back an SMS message identifying the drug as real or counterfeit.

Famers and other food-producers can receive SMS messages about the best ways to handle pests, for example, or take care of their cows." - Full Article Source

03/11/13 - Radionics, Ruth Drown, and Qaballah
KeelyNet The key to understanding the work and instruments of Dr. Ruth Drown lies in a firm grasp of the two fundamental energy manifestations connected with the human body.

These are, first, the electrostatic energy of the physical-mineral tissues, and second, the vital energy which passes into and through those tissues enabling them to hold their form. Electrostatic energy remains with the physical body after death. It is the departure of vital energy from the physical body that constitutes death.

Using pinacyanole bromide screens or goggles and a method developed by the writer (see The Cosmic Pulse of Life), it may be seen by anyone that there is a definite emanation from any substance viewed by this method.

Any physical object, made of any substance will be seen to be surrounded by a pale, fine, luminous radiance that is distinctly fluidic in appearance and behaviour. The method of bringing such things under observation cannot be fully explained within these space limitations; yet it must be stressed that the means of observing this strange, ghostly emanation is physical and repeatable and requires not the slightest metaphysical knowledge.

Just as there is a difference between the corpse and the living human, so is there a difference observable by these means between living things and mineral substances. Everything living has an etheric double, a duplicate of itself extending approximately 1/32 of an inch from the physical structure, and being pale grey in appearance.

The “double” is not normally perceived by the unaided eye. Nor are bacteria. Bacteria have been brought into scientific ken by the microscope’s ability to remove man’s optical limitations. Pinacyanole bromide, like the microscope, also removes an optical limitation.

The Drown Instrument is analogous to any other instrument used for the reception and detection of a broadcast. It must have an antenna. In fact, the whole Drown Instrument is nothing but a tunable antenna, so simple in layout that electronics experts have been deceived into thinking that it is nothing but a straight wire, electrically speaking.

The Drown Instrument consists of nine dials, each of which is made up of ten small brass studs. Each dial therefore has ten positions that may be selected by the operator, just like any other radio dial.

Just as when you turn your TV set from channel to channel you alter the electrical characteristics of the set to fit the station you wish to receive so are the dials of the Drown instrument moved for tuning. Whereas in TV we deal with the known electromagnetic spectrum, with the Drown Instrument we are dealing with the very subtle, fluidic emanations from the molecules described earlier.

Since these “molecular broadcasts” are of a totally different order to the recognized and accepted spectrum, we must expect that the means by which these broadcasts are tuned and handled will be different. Through the years, more than one blundering fool with too much formal education in electronics and too little grasp of the laws of life, has said that it is impossible for Dr. Drown’s instruments to do anything she claims.

Only recently, the writer, who has held a professional radio operator’s license for fifteen years, was discussing these instruments with an electronic expert. The expert delivered himself of his weighty opinions. Then he was shown the emanations from a pencil, his checkbook and his own hands. Asked about these radiations and how to tune them the man simply folded up like an undertaker’s chair. It is very easy in this world to be down on things before you are up on them.

The arrangement of nine dials with then studs each permits combinations of these tiny impedances going into billions. The sensitivity of the instrument is absolutely remarkable, when we consider that with it we may pick up from the human body, with its jumble of molecular broadcasts, those of each individual organ and gland.

(Excellent compilation of Radionic Photography from Rex Research. You can't go wrong to buy the $13 Rex Research CD, it will blow your mind! - JWD) - Full Article Source


02/28/13 - Macroscopic Invisibility Cloak
You ain't gonna believe this! I pictured - against common sense - an invisibility cloak similar to the one Professor Dumbledore gave to Harry Potter. So I was a little surprised when the cloak looked more like a tiny clear plastic box just a few inches high, reminding me of a magic trick prop my 9-year-old daughter might have. Nevertheless, the cloak's ability to conceal an object so that both the cloak and the object become invisible was astonishing. Zhang placed the cloak over a bright pink Post-it note and voila! Nothing! The pink paper disappeared. And the cloak itself wasn't really visible in the first place.

I found 31-year-old Zhang in the auditorium, watching other TED Fellows talk. He told me the cloak is made out of two pieces of calcite, or optical crystals - found in nature - that are cemented together. The calcite bends light and suppresses shadows, creating the effect of, well, nothingness.

When I asked him what his big plans were with this reality-bending invention, he said it had no purpose. He just created it for fun. He does, however, plan to make it bigger.

How big? "As large as possible." The idea came to him in 2010, and today was the first time he's shown it to a live audience. - Full Article Source

02/28/13 - Generating Capacity of Wind Farms At Large Scales Overestimated
"Research by Harvard professor David Keith suggests that the global capacity for energy generation from wind power has been overestimated, and that geophysical / climate effects of turbines will reduce the benefits of large-scale power installations.

'People have often thought there's no upper bound for wind power—that it's one of the most scalable power sources," he says.

After all, gusts and breezes don't seem likely to 'run out' on a global scale in the way oil wells might run dry.

Yet the latest research suggests that the generating capacity has been overestimated." - Full Article Source

02/28/13 - Terminator Sparrows?
KeelyNet "In a move not far removed from the model T-101, U.S. researchers have succeeded in re-animating a dead sparrow. Duke scientists were studying male behavior aggression among sparrows.

They cleverly decided to insert miniaturized robotics into an empty sparrow carcass and operate it like a puppet (abstract). It worked; they noticed wing movements were a primary sign of aggression.

Fortunately the living won out this time.

The experiment stopped after the real sparrows tore off the robosparrow's head. But there's always a newer model on the assembly-line. Good luck sparrows." - Full Article Source

02/28/13 - An Electro-magnet Aerodynamic Augmentation Device From Alpha Centauri
KeelyNet An analysis is offered as to how extra-terrestrial alien "saucers" ease their passage through our low atmosphere at supersonic speeds without sonic "booms" and what electromagnetic radio frequencies may leak from their related (and now patented) Aerodynamic Augmentation Device (AAD).1 Explained are UFO related enigmas like magnetic fields, glowing saucers and the lack of "sonic booms" during high speed encounters.2 Possible UFO related "radar" transmission frequencies are postulated. A method to distinguish alien vs. human produced crop circles is considered.

Alien saucers ionize the air around their edges by millimeter wave radiation, then "thin" it by separating the ions with a magnetic field so they are effectively flying through a rarefied atmosphere similar in composition to the ionosphere. The diminished pressure gradient eases the boundary layer effects between the saucer's hull and the atmosphere, thereby substantially reducing or completely eliminating the "sonic boom". The saucer's vertical lift and horizontal thrust phenomenon are not considered herein.

The author contends that saucers have been using microwave energy to reduce air density in the atmosphere around the saucer's edge by simply heating the surrounding air.

McCampbell6 has previously suggested that the transfer of microwave photon momentum (hv/c) is employed to repel the air molecules. But only thermal and magnetic effects are considered in this analysis, although photon momentum transfer will enhance the net effect7.

The reduction of both inertial and viscous drag are envisioned because the saucer encounters an artificially rarefied troposphere. Moreover, microwave radiation symmetry all around the edge of the saucer prevents turbulent collapse of the air flow and instead yields a smooth laminar pattern.

Thus, these saucers can travel at apparent supersonic velocities at sea level without a sonic boom because the Mach speed increases with decreasing air density. The hot air surrounding the saucers introduces their familiar morphing appearance.

Heating the air around aircraft has been previously suggested as a means to reduce shock waves and ease flight. Schoppe8, in 1971, suggested direct methods for heating the air (e.g. by combustion or nuclear radiation) for purposes of eliminating an aircraft's "sonic boom". Tidman9 suggested the injection and ignition of fuel in front of the aircraft so air density could be reduced. In 1993, Riley10 proposed to use laser energy to reduce air drag and eliminate sonic boom. All the above techniques heat the atmosphere by some means.

The Oxygen microwave absorption peak occurs almost exactly at 60 GHz, and this RF is proposed as the primary RF radiated by the UFO. Both H2O and O2 molecules have substantial dipoles which can easily be excited by microwave radiation. See Figure 1. This is not the case with the Nitrogen molecules as they have no significant dipoles.

While two H2O and one O2 absorption bands exist at higher RFs, there would be no need to target them. The strong Oxygen band (60 GHz) will be encountered in any terrestrial atmosphere. It is of interest that 0.2 megawatt tubes that operate at 60 GHz are commercially available.11

(Thanks to Patrick Bailey for sharing this! - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/28/13 - Excellent Gustave LeBon Review
I would like to point the serious student of radio electric phenomena into the purchase of Prof. Gustave Le Bon’s two texts: The Evolution of Matter and The Evolution of Forces, now made available to us by Borderland Sciences.

The two texts were, at one time impossible to obtain, and even supposedly illegal to possess. In fact, Dr. Moray, on several occasions encountered great difficulty in obtaining ordinary library copies of the books – during the war. This indicates, as I indeed found, that Dr. Le Bon’s texts contain secrets – very deep secrets as concerns radioactivity and the various means of releasing the intra-atomic energy of which he is the true discoverer.

As has been validated, Dr. Moray often would study these texts of Le Bon in order to further pursue his various directions in the field of materials science and of vibratory dynamics. Presumably, these topics were advanced far beyond what we have been told, although we see very clear indications that Dr. Moray was learning the exact modes of applying techniques which Dr. Le Bon had begun to utilize in his Belgian laboratory.

There is, as we have subsequently been informed, a third text – virtually impossible to obtain, which Dr. Le Bon had printed and published privately. Le Bon’s ideas were not received at all by the majority of his own contemporaries. Because of these pressures he had been forced to quit the publishing of his groundbreaking discoveries, resorting to the underground network of questors.

This last text is in possession of another researcher, and we have been given permission by him to generate copies for the public. The text is printed under an assumed name, and deals with some of his more outlandish assumptions with proof: This text is entitled The Evolution of Matter And Energy released under the name of “Girard Le Beau” – this done under great personal pressure.

All records of Professor Le Bon have been stricken from the various bastions of our academic monuments. It is as if these persons, pathologically affected by any mention of presence of Life, instinctively purge out the Living Either they are acting on their own, or they are being used by others who possess the truth and who make use of the pathological fears of the academicians against them. So close to the flame, yet unable to feel the warmth! Who to pity most, I do not know.

Both these books deal with Dr. Le Bon’s own realizations and excellent experiments (described for all to reproduce) on the energy of the “intra-atomic” structure in matter. Both his basic premise and subsequent experimental evidences in the 1890?s make. him one of the planet’s greatest minds.

He encountered no end of difficulty in convincing others of his own ranks that intra-atomic energy was the future course of humankind, but to no avail. These very academicians, once having rid themselves of Le Bon, then went about reproducing the experiments in a perverted manner – limiting the research to uranium and the uranium series of metals in obtaining freed energy.

While Le Bon spoke of these radioactive materials as intense evidences of universal radioactivity, he did not limit his discussion to them.

Le Bon found that heating radium to red hot was sufficient to depress its radioactivity for a week. Thereafter, the activity began in a very feeble way to assert itself. He discovered that a mysterious effluvium -”emanation” he called it – was responsible for most of the radiation of any energetic material.

He was able to artificially generate radium-like materials by simply allowing the proper frequency of ultraviolet light to fall on certain materials. This last fact paved the road to true atomic science, for here was the very means of releasing vast amounts of reservoirs of power (directly as electrical effluves) by simple solar ultra violet focusing. This fact makes the uranium investors very nervous, very anxious indeed! For here is a means of achieving resonant nuclear disintegration by fine tuned rays.

This eliminated the fission market entirely. The waste from Le Bon’s atomic is nil. The process is clean, cost efficient, and plentiful in abundance. It would clearly spell the defeat of all the energy barons, and requires extensive research and development. This we mention, not because the effect is questionable or dangerous, but because we need to learn the specifics of the reaction series and the subtleties thereof.

Le Bon made the claim that such a reaction had, time after time, produced far more energy than was involved in triggering the dissociation. This vast reservoir of energy was held in the intra-atomic structure of the material used as fuel. These assertions brought Dr. Le Bon into a great deal of harassment by the “scientismic” community who were spellbound in asserting their pitiful dogmas of thermodynamics. The energy of intra-atomic structure is vast, yet requires but a small key to release it.

(You can buy good copies of both ebooks on one CD for $24.95 from Vanguard Sciences, with long description at 'The Evolution of Matter' (462 pages) 'The Evolution of Forces' (416 pages) - by Professor Gustave Le Bon. - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/28/13 - Onions and Burns
Hola Folks! I received this interesting email from a fellow named Fernando. He kindly provided some information which I think might interest Keelynetters;

It's a pleasure to write this short letter about something that happened in my home. Two weeks ago (2013/02/16) my wife was preparing dinner (making Flautas) when she burned an arm with very hot oil.

KeelyNet Quickly she put her arm in water to drown the pain but nothing happened. She also used tomatoes with no relief.

Then the boyfriend of my daughter called to his mom and she gave us the incredible solution, to use a SLICE OF ONION.

I see how the burn started to become inflamed before she put the onion on it but, after some minutes with the onion on the burn, she took the onion off to see the burn and it was not inflamed!

The burn was about 1.5 to 2 inches wide. Then then we decided to leave the onion on the burn until next day. We held it in place with gauze and tape.

I observed that the burn did not inflame except in the region that was not covered by the onion.

Then we put the onion on that exposed inflamed area and Monday morning I see that part of the burn was not inflamated in any place. Now it is 02/26/2013 and new skin is appearing over the burned area.

She has some itching because the burned skin is fallen off but after this experience I think this is something that people need to know about onions and how it can help us to solve a dramatic episode in our life, thanks a lot. - Fernando

What an interesting email and I'll pass it around and try it out next time I'm burned or anyone I know. We always need confirmation and this sounds like something easy and effective.

Turns out this is an old time home remedy - Fresh Onion Juice for Kitchen Burns - Q. While I was working at a restaurant, one of our chefs was burned badly by a fryer. I happened to be in the kitchen when it happened, and the manager screamed, “get me a fresh onion out of the walk-in refrigerator.”

I didn't ask questions; I just got it. He asked me to cut it in half and give it to him, which I did. He squeezed the fresh onion juice on the chef’s burn. What was amazing is not only that it calmed the awful pain, but also that the burned skin NEVER BLISTERED!

The manager later explained to me that it must be a fresh-cut onion. I proved that later when, in another restaurant, I got burned and I reached for onions that were cut up that morning. That didn't work, so then I had to cut a fresh onion. Seconds count when it comes to a burn.

That happened back in the 80s and I have sworn by it every time. It always works! Something about the chemical of the onion juice works wonders.

A. Thank you for sharing your experience. We have heard of using cut onion on wasp or bee stings, but not on a burn. First aid for a burn is soaking it in cold water immediately. After that, if the skin is intact, a home remedy such as cut onion might be worth a try. Soy sauce is another kitchen remedy for burns. Obviously, a severe burn requires medical attention.

Thanks Fernando for sharing this excellent and useful email and I hope your wife's burn heals up without any scars! - JWD - email to Keelynet

02/28/13 - Magnetism, Leedskalnin and the Perpetual Motion Holder
Hola Folks! I received this interesting email from a fellow named Fred. He kindly provided some information which I think might interest Keelynetters;

"Keelynet - I read a piece on Coral Castle in Florida some time ago. I`ve been watching people demonstrate Edward Leedskalnin or Dr. Daniel Davis Jr.s' PDF - 1842 perpetual motion holder.

KeelyNet What I have not seen is what you can do with Matt Emery's Leedskalnin Perpetual Motion Holder after you have got the light to flash when dis-connecting the top bar.

This works best with smaller 1/2 inch u-bolts with one or two coils and one Led light connected to the coil.

I use a laminated soft iron bar from a transformer for the top bar.

Just slide the top bar off quick-like side-ways and the Led will flash every time without any recharges.

KeelyNet If you reverse the led connection it will flash every time you connect with a quick-like tap on the bolt.

The Led does not seem to dim with time. This will work on a straight bolt with one coil with an Led if any residue of magnetism is in the bolt.

Get lazy and stick a magnet on bottom of bolt with coil and Led.

Start tapping and sliding. This is a great learning tool on magnetic energy for school kids or adults. - Fred ********

I will not send short movie with out o.k.."

Of course I told him sure, send the movie, better yet, put it on youtube so it will have a URL to link to, but haven't heard from Fred yet. Be sure to download Dr. Davis' really good book "Davis's Manual of Magnetism - by Daniel Davis Jr. (1842)" PDF from the link above. I love these old style pictures and experiment details. Thanks Fred! - JWD - email to Keelynet

02/28/13 - NSL takes their propeller driven car to the drive through
This crazy machine was built in 48 hours for, a friendly worldwide competition of epic proportions!

Having three wheels and being moved by an electric motor with a propeller led to the name TriFly. The build is their entry in The Deconstruction, a build contest which includes other entries like the Beer pouring machine we featured on Monday.

Aside from the fun with the final project, NSL’s well-produced video includes a quick trip through the fabrication process.

They did a great job making the machine about 40% street legal and it’s obvious they had a blast while doing so. - Full Article Source

02/28/13 - Old Russian Invention Inspired STMicro’s Hover Screen
At this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, chipmaker STMicroelectronics is showcasing screen technology that works by just hovering your hand a few inches away from the surface. Thanks to motion sensors, users don’t have to touch a screen to flip through an e-book or surf the Web. No more finger smudges.

Little do tech addicts know that a similar hovering gesture was invented about a century ago in Russia. In fact, that is what inspired STMicro’s device, said Benedetto Vigna, the Geneva-based company’s head of MEMS and sensor products.

“There was a nice instrument invented in 1919 by a Russian guy called Theremin,” Vigna said in an interview. “You could play music with your hands by hovering above it, without even touching the device. That’s how we came up with the idea.”

Leon Theremin, also known as Lev Termen, invented what he called the termenvox, an electronic musical instrument built around two antennas. Also known as a theremin, the device has been used to create those eerie sounds found in old sci-fi movies. - Full Article Source

02/28/13 - Crying in space not recommended
Robert Frost trains astronauts for NASA. At Quora, he answered an interesting question about what happens when astronauts cry.

It's certainly happened, Frost says. But it's pretty uncomfortable.

Without the aid of gravity to send tears streaming down your face, they just ball up around your eyes - Full Article Source

02/28/13 - Petition Against Robots On the Battle Field
KeelyNet "'At this very moment, researchers around the world – including in the United States – are working to develop fully autonomous war machines: killer robots. This is not science fiction. It is a real and powerful threat to humanity.'

These are the first words of a Human Rights Watch Petition to President Obama to keep robots from the battlefield. The argument is that robots possess neither common sense, 'real' reason, any sense of mercy nor — most important — the option to not obey illegal commands.

With the fast-spreading use of drones et al., we are allegedly a long way off from Asimov's famous Three Laws of Robotics being implanted in autonomous fighting machines, or into any ( semi- ) autonomous robot.

A 'Stop the Killer Robots' campaign will also be launched in April at the British House of Commons and includes many of the groups that successfully campaigned to have international action taken against cluster bombs and landmines.

They hope to get a similar global treaty against autonomous weapons. The Guardian has more about this, including quotes from well-known robotics researcher Noel Sharkey from Sheffield University." - Full Article Source

02/28/13 - Fingerprint Purchasing Technology Ensures Buyer Has a Pulse
"A small U.S. university has come up with a novel solution to reduce the possibility of using a dead person's hand to get past a fingerprint scanner through the use of hemoglobin detection.

The device quickly checks the fingerprint and hemoglobin 'non-intrusively' to verify the identity and whether the individual is alive.

This field of research is called Biocryptology and seeks to ensure that biometric security devices can't be easily bypassed." - Full Article Source

02/28/13 - Future Fighters Won't Need Ejection Seats
"The U.S. has deployed more than 11,000 military drones, up from fewer than 200 in 2002. They carry out a wide variety of missions while saving money and American lives.

Within a generation they could replace most manned military aircraft, says John Pike, a defense expert at the think tank Pike suspects that the F-35 Lightning II, now under development by Lockheed Martin, might be 'the last fighter with an ejector seat, and might get converted into a drone itself.'

The weakest link is the pilot. A jet could pull 15 Gs, out-turning any conventional aircraft, except it would kill the pilot. Is it time to stop spending billions on obsolete aircraft?" - Full Article Source

02/28/13 - We The People (Renewed)

Note: NosPopulus is not and has never been associated in any way with Oklahoma State University or any other educational institution. Please help support the production of the next NosPopulus videos by downloading "We The People" at or iTunes. - Full Article Source

02/28/13 - Replace Tax Code with a National Lottery


Gambling is preferable to theft.

Since so many people say they should be paying more in taxes, let’s give them an opportunity to volunteer in big ways. Volunteerism is a good thing. Charities are based on volunteerism.

I propose that we start a national lottery. If you believe that big government is good for America, then you can show it by purchasing more lottery tickets. The people who really believe this nonsense that the spending is not the problem, then they can act on that belief by buying more lottery tickets and encouraging their friends to do the same.

Make the lottery international. Let anybody purchase lottery tickets. If people in China or Japan or Albania want to get in on the game, let them do it. Their voluntary contribution only helps us.

The use of lotteries to raise money for government expenditures has a long history in the United States. We see them being used at the state level with great success. People love to gamble, and all the money will go to a good cause – the Leviathan State.

You may think that it’s un-American to raise revenue by lottery.

Lotteries in colonial America played a significant part in the financing of both private and public ventures. It has been recorded that more than 200 lotteries were sanctioned between 1744 and 1776, and played a major role in financing roads, libraries, churches, colleges, canals, bridges, etc.

In the 1740s, the foundation of Princeton and Columbia Universities was financed by lotteries, as was the University of Pennsylvania by the Academy Lottery in 1755.

What was good enough for George Washington and Benjamin Franklin is good enough for me. - Full Article Source

02/28/13 - Re-inventing Water - AQUAhydrate Promises To Cure Hangover
Wahlberg turned to Combs and joked, "You left out the most important part: AQUAhydrate allows you to drink Cîroc vodka all night. This is a miracle cure for a hangover. I told him you'll wake up fresh as a daisy the next day and that’s how I got him on board."

Wahlberg found out about the company, which launched in 2004, when he was filming "The Fighter." He and Combs will work with AQUAhydrate CEO John Cochran to promote the brand and build it into a successful company.

Their press conference took a more sincere turn when Combs spoke about the negative effects of drinking sugary drinks.

AQUAhydrate water claims purified 5x UV filtered water. No flavors, no sweeteners. - Full Article Source

02/28/13 - Millions may be by spending their working lives sitting down
If you are reading this sitting down then the chances are you are also increasing your risk of developing heart disease, blood clots on the brain and even certain types of cancer.

The latest evidence suggests that being seated for much of the day can also increase your risk of developing diabetes. However, standing up daily for an extra 90 minutes significantly lowers your chances of developing this serious metabolic disorder.

A growing body of research is finding that sitting down for extended periods may be one of the most dangerous things we do and that the mere act of standing up – rather than doing physical exercise – is perhaps the best antidote. - Full Article Source

02/28/13 - 5,000 Iranian UFO?
(Take this with a BIG BLOCK OF SALT...this guy is all over the place (look him up on google), so I don't believe a word of might. - JWD)

What caused the sudden rush of these most powerful leaders of the Western World to go to Afghanistan, this report continues, was to directly view the discovery by US Military scientists of what is described as a "Vimana" entrapped in a "Time Well" that has already caused the "disappearance" of at least 8 American Soldiers trying to remove it from the cave it has been hidden in for the past estimated 5,000 years. - Full Article Source


02/25/13 - The God Switch: Human Beings Become Immortal, We Become Rich?
KeelyNet Patrick Cox is a lover of the biotech breakthrough, and it seems to me that he’s pretty quick to draw straight lines off into into the future, turning promising pre-clinical results into world-changing science.

So will this be one of the times that a teaser pick of his does well? Well, let’s see which stock he’s touting as the owner of the patent for the “God Switch” that can turn off aging in your body’s cells.

So … with that said, what’s our “God Switch” company? The tease says it’s run by a man who gets the pseudonym “Dr. Blanc”

So what’s their technology? Apparently it’s some kind of way of creating pluripotent stem cells (ie, not embryonic stem cells — they want to use the body to make it’s own new stem cells), a way that is less dangerous than the previous virus delivery method for inserting gene control agents (Shinya Yamanaka just won the Nobel Prize for this 2006 discovery of those gene control proteins that can induce stem cell creation, creating induced pluripotent cells). More from Cox’s ad:

“Dr. Yamanaka’s process of inserting the four genes into an adult cell to create iPS cells appeared to be another dead end…

“The riches investors believed they could earn by backing the winning horse in the race to cure and prevent disease and prolong life were as faraway as ever.

“But Patrick knew the race had only just begun, and he told his readers so. “Don’t fall prey to the skeptics who doubt the near-alchemical power of stem cells, he told them…. “Dr. Blanc knew, too, that if there was one way to create an iPS cell, there had to be another.

“And soon enough, he found it — and far quicker than anyone could’ve imagined.“You see, he realized… if other animals (certain mammals, fish and reptiles, for example) could self-regenerate — grow new limbs or tails and repair damaged internal organs — it wasn’t impossible.

“And we should, therefore, given the right conditions, be able to do the same. “Enter the one gene that rules them all — the God Switch!”

“[for] DNA to replicate and pass into a new cell, encryption must be turned off. “Dr. Blanc reasoned, therefore, that if he could find the encryption key — in other words, the gene or genes responsible for encryption — he could unlock the cell and instruct it to return to its embryonic state — just as Yamanaka did using a virus….

“Fortunately, in one of his subsidiary companies, a scientist devoted to finding a cure for cancer found that needle without even knowing it. “After analyzing gene ‘expressions’ from numerous cancerous and healthy cells, this scientist noticed that one particular gene, named SP100, was not activated in cancer cells.

“A quick side note: Dr. Blanc’s company is now on the threshold of using gene SP100 to screen patients for cancer before they actually develop cancer, and even cure cancer if they already have it.”

And then, as the ad says “Dr. Blanc’s company” has done, the IPS cells (that’s the acronym for the adult stem cells, the induced pluripotent stem cells that we want) have to be directed to turn into the kind of cell you need to repair the heart, or whatever.

That part is a few years old as far as I can tell, the transplant of a donor trachea that the ad mentions, using stem cells in a Spanish woman, was almost five years ago, and the similar transplant of bladders that were infused with stem cells to remove rejection risk and help them meld into the body (I’m sure none of that is a proper technical description) was a couple years before that.

And finally, we’re told, there’s one more challenge — how to reset the “biological clock” of cells so that your transplanted IPS cells from your own body don’t have the same age-related weaknesses as your current cells. And “Dr. Blanc” also solved this problem, apparently. (Thanks Paul C. for the headsup! - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - Time reversal findings may open doors to the future
KeelyNet Using a time-reversal technique, the team has discovered how to transmit power, sound or images to a nonlinear object without knowing the object's exact location and without affecting objects around it. Their work, "Nonlinear Time Reversal in a Wave Chaotic System," was published in the Feb. 7 issue of the Physical Review Letters journal.

"That's the magic of time reversal," says Steven Anlage, a university physics professor involved in the project. "When you reverse the waveform's direction in space and time, it follows the same path it took coming out and finds its way exactly back to the source."

Play it backwards The time-reversal process is less like living the last five minutes over and more like playing a record backwards, explains Matthew Frazier, a postdoctoral research fellow in the university's physics department. When a signal travels through the air, its waveforms scatter before an antenna picks it up.

Recording the received signal and transmitting it backwards reverses the scatter and sends it back as a focused beam in space and time.

"If you go toward a secure building, they won't let you take cell phones," Frazier says, "So instead of checking everyone, they could detect the cell phone and send a lot of energy to to jam it."

What differentiates this research from other time-reversal projects, such as underwater communication, is that it focuses on nonlinear objects such as a cellphone, diode or even a rusty piece of metal. When the altered, nonlinear frequency of nonlinear objects is recorded, time-reversed and retransmitted, it creates a private communication channel, because other objects cannot understand the signal.

"Time reversal has been around for 10 to 20 years but it requires some pretty sophisticated technology to make it work," Anlage says. "Technology is now catching up to where we are able to use it in some new and interesting ways."

Not only could this nonlinear characteristic secure a wireless communication line, it could prevent transmitted energy from affecting any object but its target.

For example, Frazier says, if scientists find a way to tag tumors with chemicals or nanoparticles that react to microwaves in a nonlinear way, doctors could use the technology to direct destructive heat to the errant cells, much like ultrasound is used to break down kidney stones. But unlike ultrasound, which must be directed to a specific location, doctors would not need to know where the tumors were to remove them.

Also, the heat treatment would not affect surrounding cells. Bouncing off the walls To study time-reversal, the researchers sent a microwave pulse into an enclosed area where waveforms scattered and bounced around inside, as well as off a nonlinear and a linear port.

A transceiver then recorded and time-reversed the frequencies the nonlinear port had altered, then broadcast them back into the space. The nonlinear port picked up the time-reversed signal, but the linear port did not. (Thanks Bert for the headsup! - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - Awful Murray wuz our teecher - I'm Gonna Kiss you All Over
Old Swingers Pete & Beulah Mae at the East Coast Swing Dance. - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - Crystal Balls Tracing Planet Paths on Globe Predict Weather (Mar, 1935)


POSITIVE predictions of weather at any future time are declared possible by James C. Brown of La Porte, Texas, once an eleven year period of tests for his “Astronomer” weather machine reaches completion.

Depending upon movements of the planets for its weather predictions, the machine consists of an ordinary schoolroom globe on which have been traced the paths of the sun and moon.

Crystal balls placed in pairs at 45 degree latitude on each side of the equator burn paths around the globe which, in the course of 24 hours, will record any variation in movements of the sun, moon, or stars.

The long test period is necessary to set up charts. Future readings of the machine can then be compared with similar readings on the charts to obtain the weather forecast. Movements of certain bright stars can also be recorded on the globe. - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - Secrets in Plain Sight
{atterns emergent in our universe from quantum to astronomic scales. Spatial and temporal codes appear in unexpected places, from our units of measure to the relationships between celestial bodies.

Geometric and numeric encoding appears in architecture, in urban design, and in alignments across the Earth.

Does this happen by pure coincidence, has it been done to preserve knowledge, or is it an ancient form of magic that continues to this day?

Are the synchronicities we experience in our personal lives manifestations of these same patterns? - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - The universe speaks: 'It's time to get off your rock!'
The twin visitations from our solar system on Friday – one expected and one not – are yet another signal that mankind really needs to get out and about a bit more if we are to survive as a long-term species.

This isn't going to descend into mystical predictions of a deity or Mother Nature–type universal spirit sending us a message; science doesn't work like that. Friday's visitations are nothing more than a reflection that we now know what asteroids are, can detect them at ever greater distances, and are starting to look actively for them – but still get clobbered unexpectedly.

As our understanding of the Earth and its place in the cosmos grows, it has become increasingly clear that if humanity is to survive to a decent age in galactic terms, then we're going to have to have a backup plan because we could be bombed back to the Stone Age (or fossilized altogether) at any time.

Mankind's history is replete with tales of glowing balls in the sky and falling rocks as a signal of doom or massive upheaval.

One of the most worrying for humanity if the now infamous Chicxulub impact, caused by a six miles (10 km)–wide monster rock that effectively wiped out the prime species of the day, leaving mammals to pick up the pieces. It has recently been suggested that our search for intelligent life should be confined to planets and systems that suffer minimal bombardment for just this reason, since too many impacts may leave it impossible for advanced species to develop. - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - Bees Sense Electric Charge On Flowers
KeelyNet Sutton and a team of researchers led by Daniel Robert have just uncovered a whole new layer to flower brands. "We found that flowers can use electric fields," Sutton says.

That's right — electric fields. It turns out flowers have a slight negative charge relative to the air around them. Bumblebees have a charge, too. "When bees are flying through the air, just the friction of the air and the friction of the body parts on one another causes the bee to become positively charged," Sutton says.

It's like shuffling across a carpet in wool socks. When a positively charged bee lands on a flower, the negatively charged pollen grains naturally stick to it. The Bristol team wondered if bees were aware of this electrostatic interaction.

So, they designed an experiment — one described in this week's Science magazine. The researchers built a small arena full of fake flowers. Each flower was simple — a stalk with a small steel dish at the top. Half of the "flowers" held delicious sugar water. The other half held quinine, a substance that bees find bitter and disgusting.

When bumblebees explored this false flower patch, they moved around randomly. They chose to land on sweet flowers just about as often as bitter flowers.

But when the sweet flowers carried a small charge, the bees learned pretty quickly to choose the charged flowers. And when the electric charge was removed? They went back to their random foraging.

The bees had recognized the electric field, and had learned to use it to find sweet flowers. But that's not all.

"In the seconds just before the bee lands, there is electrical activity in the plant," Sutton says.

The plant's electric field is changed by the proximity of that positively charged bee. And once the bee leaves, the field stays changed for 100 seconds or so. That's long enough for the altered field to serve as a warning for the next bee that buzzes by. She won't stop to investigate a flower that's already been visited. - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - Milk Cans Loaded by Gravity Power (Sep, 1931)
KeelyNet GRAVITY, without assistance of other power, is employed by a chocolate factory in England for the loading and storing of milk cans.

After being elevated by an endless chain to the top of the tower the cans spiral down a roller track to the bottom, where gravity holds them always in readiness for loading and feeds them onto the truck backed up to the receiving platform.

The spiral stairway is shown in the photo above.

The spiral acts as a store house before cans are loaded.

Uncle's Perpetual Motion Toy - The following is from a personal experience that Bruce had which he wished to share with others who study such matters.

I made up a crude GIF image at the time so you can get an idea of how it works, as far as I can tell from reading the file and talking with Bruce. - JWD - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - New Theories May Aid in Forecasting Weather Conditions (Jun, 1930)


THEORIES which may explain the formation of the earth’s surface features, and eventually make it easy to predict both storms and earthquakes, have been evolved after years of research by Halbert P. Gillette, retired engineer and former instructor in science at Columbia University.

Mr. Gillette’s hopes for developing the accurate forecasting of weather and earthquakes are based on his new electron-magnetic theory. He believes that since the earth is a huge magnet it must cause the free electrons in the air to revolve in orbits, and that when thus revolving the electrons carry the air along with them.

The magnetic forces of the earth and the other planets, particularly Jupiter, which cause these air whirls, also cause a similar whirl in the molten material in the earth, and similarly cause sun spots, Mr. Gillette reasons. - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - Planet Gravity Causes Sunspots (Feb, 1932)
THE eleven-year cycle of sun spots, with all its earthly effects on weather and radio, has been traced by scientists to the gravitational pull exerted on the sun by three of the planets, the earth, Jupiter and Venus. The planets exert joint attractions every eleven years. - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - al-Qaeda's 22 Tips and Tricks To Dodge Drones
"Ever wonder how al-Qaeda operates under the watchful eye of the U.S. Army? Well, the Associated Press found a list of 22 of their tips and tricks on avoiding drone strikes.

Most of it consists of the obvious: stay in the shadows or under thick trees, don't use wireless communications.

However, there are also some less obvious solutions, like the $2,595 Russian 'sky grabber, which can track the drones.

Their document (PDF) also suggests covering your roof and car with broken glass. They also claim good snipers can take out the reconnaissance drones, which fly at a lower level.

Now the question is: will all of this still be relevant during the robo-apocalypse?" - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - Homeland Security Stole Michael Arrington's Boat
"Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch, lives near Seattle and bought a boat there. He ordered it from a company based near him, but across the border in Canada.

Yesterday, the company tried to deliver it to him, and it had to clear customs. An agent for the Department of Homeland Security asked him to sign a form. The form contained information about the boat, including its cost. The price was correct, but it was in U.S. dollars rather than Canadian dollars.

Since the form contained legal warnings about making sure everything on it is true and accurate, Arrington suggested to the agent that they correct the error.

She responded by seizing the boat. 'As in, demanded that we get off the boat, demanded the keys and took physical control of it.

What struck me the most about the situation is how excited she got about seizing the boat. Like she was just itching for something like this to happen. This was a very happy day for her. ...

A person with a gun and a government badge asked me to swear in writing that a lie was true today. And when I didn't do what she wanted she simply took my boat and asked me to leave.'" - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - Flu Shot Doing Poor Job of Protecting Older People This Year
"It turns out this year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting older people, the most vulnerable age group.

The vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in those 65 and older against the harsh strain of the flu that is predominant this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Health officials are baffled as to why this is so.

But the findings help explain why so many older people have been hospitalized with the flu this year. Despite the findings, the CDC stood by its recommendation that everyone over 6 months get flu shots, the elderly included, because some protection is better than none, and because those who are vaccinated and still get sick may suffer less severe symptoms."

An anonymous reader adds information about a new drug that treats influenza by hijacking its own infection mechanism. The compound "binds to an enzyme on the surface of the flu virus called neuraminidase. This enzyme is responsible for severing the connection between the flu virus and human cell so it can move on and infect other cells.

The new class of drugs — DFSAs — permanently bind to the enzyme, blocking its action and stopping it from spreading further, the journal Science reported (abstract). Currently available antivirals also work by attaching to this enzyme.

But DFSAs do so in such a way that the flu virus cannot evolve to be resistant to the drug without rendering itself useless." - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - White House Tells Agencies To Increase Access to Fed-Funded Research
"The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced a "policy memorandum" today requiring any federal agency with over $100 million in R&D expenditures each year to develop plans for making all research funded by that agency freely available to the public within one year of publication in any peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

The full memorandum is available on the White House website.

It appears that this policy would not only apply to federal agencies conducting research, but also to any university, private corporation, or other entity conducting research that arises from federal funding.

For those in academia and the public at large, this is a huge step towards free open access to publicly funded research."

Edward Tufte calls the move timid and unimaginative, linking to a Verge article that explains that it's not quite as sweeping as the summary above sounds. - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - 18 Carriers Sign Up for Firefox OS Phones
"...word of a Mozilla announcement that 18 carriers have committed to launching phones running Firefox OS. The carriers are primarily from markets in South America and Europe.

They include Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, and Sprint. The devices running Firefox OS will be made by LG, ZTE, Huawei, and Alcatel, and all will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. The new mobile operating system is built to allow HTML5 apps to run directly on the device, a solution Mozilla thinks will give it an edge when playing catch-up to all the software available for Android and iOS devices.

"Developers are busy and don't have time to learn a new programming language. We believe that the only remaining eco-system is the web and there are more developers for the web than for any other platform in the world," said Jay Sullivan.

According to Reuters, "Mozilla will initially look to compete in so-called 'emerging economies' in Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia, where many people still use older phone models and have yet to upgrade to more expensive smartphones that feature touchscreens and high-speed Internet connections." - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - Why Working Remotely Needs To Make a Comeback
"Remote working has existed for centuries. And now is the perfect time for its comeback. ... Prior to the Industrial Revolution, goods were manufactured by contracting individual craftsmen who worked out of their homes. The merchant would drum up sales, and would coordinate the production with at-home sub-contractors. ...

This all changed with the Industrial Revolution: production was centralized in factories and cities. For merchant capitalists, this made sense: it was cheaper and more efficient to produce goods in one place, with machinery. ... We've been in the Information Age for at least 25 years. We've made huge leaps in technology.

Many of us would describe ourselves as Knowledge Workers: we don't work in factories, we work at desks in front of glowing screens. We don't make goods with physical materials, but rather things made out of bits. The great thing about bits + the internet is that the materials and means needed for production aren't dependent on location.

But here's the funny thing: the way work is organized hasn't changed. Despite all these advances, most of us still work in central offices.

Employees leave their computer-equipped homes and drive long distances to work at computer-equipped offices. ... CEOs, like Yahoo's Marissa Mayer and Apple's Steve Jobs, think that a central office fosters more innovation and productivity.

I think they're wrong. We're still early in the research, but recent studies seem to dispute their claim. ... Managers have developed centuries worth of habits based on the central workplace.

The hallmarks of office work (meetings, cubicle workstations, colocation) need to be seen for what they are: traditions we've kept alive since the Industrial Revolution. We need to question these institutions: are they really more innovative and efficient?" - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - Canons Mixed Reality
Canon USA is launching a new kind of product that blends the real world with imaginary objects via a sci-fi looking headset on 1st March for $125,000.

Canon's Mixed Reality goggles are anything but sleek, amounting to a bulky headset that you tighten via crank, with a thick cord and antennae sticking out. If it sounds like something you'd never buy, you're right, because you're not a business interested in simulating 3D renderings in actual space.

If you were, say, a high-end automaker that does car design through 3D graphics and simulator rooms, then you'd be first in line. Canon Mixed Reality (a.k.a. MREAL) is aimed at businesses who want to see something virtually before it becomes real. (Thanks Marko for this headsup! - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - The Nazi Pentagram and Popepurri


First, I have praised your work with regard to the satanic Pentagram you mapped out connecting the Nazi Death Camps within that Pentagram. I posted that work and it is still available in my “Archives.” I recommend it and it can be viewed here. Again, I say well done.

Secondly, I have praised your work as to your rightly connecting Stalin and Hitler working together in exterminating the Jews of the geographical area within that Pentagram, the Old Pale of Settlement first established by that pawn of the Jesuits, Catherine II “the Great” of Russia. That work of yours is also posted in my “Archives.” I recommend it. Again, well done. This is your “meat” which I encourage all to “eat” while on your website.

Were the Popes actions predicted? - Many of the more than seven billion people on planet Earth have heard of the Secrets of Fatima – a series of visions and prophecies witnessed by three young Portuguese shepherds in 1917 allegedly of Blessed Virgin Mary.

According to the official public version by Catholic Church, the three visions and secrets related to the Warning of Hell, World War (I and II) and the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II. In contrast, the original and uncorrupted visions were supposedly about the End of Hell, the warning against the church involvement in World War and its destruction at the sign of the last Pope – in reference to the 1,000 year old prophecy of St Molochy (aka the revelations of Moloch).

Yet more than thirty five years ago, in a leafy suburb of Kew in Victoria, a young boy (not much older than the children of Fatima at the time of their vision) experienced a prophetic vision every bit as significant as Fatima that would change his life forever. It was the foretelling of the very events being witnessed at the Vatican in Rome today.

The true third secret of Fatima predicted that not only would the foundation of the Catholic Church be shaken, but that all spiritual contact – good and bad – would be cut off literally. In extraordinary events of 2009, the most elite of the satanic brotherhoods all around the world began experiencing the same phenomena of an absence of genuine spiritual contact in response to their rituals.

Now in the hyper media world, there are plenty of people who “pretend” to be possessed or in commune with some ancient good or demonic spirit. But the “real thing” is quite different. It requires more than mind reading, or even supernatural phenomena. Instead, such abilities must be able to produce precise, verifiable knowledge that is unmistakably from a divine source and not a “lucky guess”.

The revelation of the perfect 300 mile wide pentagram in Poland formed by the worst Nazi death camps of World War II, pointing to the North Star and aligning to the Pentagon founded on September 11, 1941.;


Designed by the American architect George Bergstrom (1876–1955), and built by general contractor John McShain of Philadelphia, the building was dedicated on January 15, 1943, after ground was broken for construction on September 11, 1941. General Brehon Somervell provided the major motive power behind the project;[1] Colonel Leslie Groves was responsible for overseeing the project for the Army.

Less than ten people at the time knew about this supreme satanic project designed to harness the powers of darkness to control the world for a thousand years (a New Reich).

Furthermore, it revealed the true origins of a particularly influential ancient religion not from the Levant (hence "Semitic") but from Persia. Yet no one alive for twenty years knew these facts concerning the energy lines of "evil".

Through a series of profound visions, the same man who had experienced the Prophecy of Kew, dictated the visions of the Pentagram and a deep crime against humanity perpetrated by Pope Pius XII and the elite at the time through a series of articles on the Vatican Jesuit Holocaust. - Full Article Source

02/25/13 - Breeding yourself into a Corner
A fascinating man by the name of Frank O'Collins, whose interview will appear on these pages in the next couple of days, has posted a remarkable blog on his Ucadia site that deserves close reading and pondering. he describes what it looks like when the tide stats to roll in with frightening rapidity. He perfectly captures the feeling of those who have a deep feeling about global events, but can't quite put their finger on what's going on.

Frank eventually found his path, and I found mine. The point is, there are people all over the planet who have received these visions and it is their job to perform some function that will warn others of the coming tsunami of history about to pound our shores.

The problem is that most folks who hear the warnings continue to mindlessly collect flotsam and jetsam on the newly exposed shorelines. Some look up at the weirdos jumping up and down and yelling their fool heads off, but hey! everything looks normal, except there are a lot of cool shells here that they didn't see yesterday.

The house built on a sandy foundation may last 50 years, but at some point, it will fall down. Nothing based on a lie can survive forever. And so the Roman Church is collapsing, both by design and by reason. One group is pointing to the prophesy of end times to say, "See? The end is coming and we were right!" The other side is saying, "You can't build a house on a false foundation and expect it to stand."

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is resigning. She is the daughter of Prince Bernhard, the founder of the Bilderberg group and a Nazi collaborator in World War 2.

Pope Benedict XVI is resigning. He was a Hitler Youth and member of the Nazi Party, as well as a powerful figure inside the Vatican for many years, including being the Grand Inquisitor.

Surrounding these two events are the euro crisis and the EU itself, which was an idea hatched by high-ranking Nazis in the early 50s in Portugal.

The Knights of Malta, one of the most secretive and powerful groups in the Roman hierarchy, have taken over the Vatican Bank, which is the central economic engine of the Roman empire, which encompasses so much of Western history.

All of these people and events are tied to the Bavarian Illuminati begun in the 1800s. That group was a branch of the Illuminati, along with many other organizations, which were a creation of the Roman Church in its effort to literally take over the world.

The dwindling timeline and the culmination of thousands of different variables at this time is the reason that a number of writers and commentators have noted the precieved panic among the PTB. Based on a lot of dot connecting, we can even predict certain events:

The new pope will be fairly young and charismatic. The new William (Alexander) of Orange will take over the Netherlands. Elizabeth II will abdicate this year, as will Charles, leaving Willie and Kate in charge. All three of these monarchs together control most of the world's wealth and land, at least in title. All three will pass to younger, more dynamic hands in the final push to complete their plan of global domination. It will fail, but it won't be pretty. (Thanks Paul C. for the heads up! - JWD) - Full Article Source


02/22/13 - Everything Is Spinning!
Best shots from a variety of spinning things MrfixitRick has made during the past five years. This movie is a series of short clips of magnetic Tesla Turbines, elegant homopolar motors, strange magnetic drives, faucet-powered generators...and anything else I could find to spin! - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - A gravity map of the Moon
KeelyNet Gravity isn't uniform. Denser planets and objects in space — that is, things with more mass to them — experience a stronger pull of gravity. But even if you zoom in to the level of a single planet (or, in this case, our Moon), gravity isn't uniform all the way around.

That's because the mass of the Moon isn't uniform, either. It varies, along with the topography. In some places, the Moon's crust is thicker. Those places have more mass, and thus, more gravitational pull.

This map, showing changes in density and gravity across the surface of the Moon, was made from data collected by Ebb and Flow — a matched set of NASA probes that mapped the Moon's gravitational field before being intentionally crashed on its surface last December.

By measuring the gravitational field, these probes told us a lot about how the density of the Moon varies which, in turn, tells us a lot about topography.

(Let's learn to DIM local gravity at will! - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - Volkswagen's Crazy Awesome 261 MPG Car

Let's start with the engine. It's a 0.8-litre TDI which they made by cutting the 1.6 TDI in half. There are specially formed piston recesses for multiple injection and individual orientation of the injection jet, while the high-precision aluminum crankcase and the balancer shaft (that is driven by the crankshaft turning at the same speed) makes sure the 0.8 runs just as smoothly as its larger brother. The result is 47 horsepower and 89 foot pounds of torque.

Since the car weighs only 1741 pounds, this tiny diesel would be enough for most situations, but the Germans went further by adding a 27 horsepower electric motor installed to the TDI in the rear section of the car. The 5.5 kWh lithium battery went to the front.

This whole drive unit weighs only 500 pounds, and is linked to a seven-speed DSG for efficiency. While in all electric mode, the XL1 promises up to 31 miles of range, the combined power of the TDI and the electric boost function gives the car 68 horsepower and 103 ft-lb. That means a 0-62 in 12.7 seconds, and a top speed limited to 100 mph. It also means incredibly low fuel consumption. - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - This deals with LEGAL Immigrants, what about all the Illegals?
Video 1 - Immigration - Global humanitarian reasons for current U.S. immigration are tested in this updated version of immigration author and journalist Roy Beck's colorful presentation of data from the World Bank and U.S. Census Bureau. The 1996 version of this immigration gumballs presentation has been one of the most viewed immigration policy presentations on the internet. Presented by immigration author/journalist Roy Beck.

Video 2 - A startling look at how U.S. immigration will add 300 million people to the country this century if immigration policies are not changed. This dramatic presentation of the latest Census data raises serious immigration questions about the ability of the country to achieve environmental sustainability and to meet the quality-of-life infrastructure needs of the national community considering current immigration policy.

Video 3 - Jack Alpert explains why a sustainable, peaceful, world with ever increasing wellbeing requires a global population below 100 million.

Video 4 - The lesson of Gideon where Kirk calls for contraception and Sterilization for an over populated planet.

(Sadly it is much easier and simpler for governments to use war, epidemics and 'natural' disasters to pare down the population. "1.5 million illegals enter each year and they over populate by having more kids than they can support..." - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - Android developer fights evil patent troll
When a computer runs a paid application, one way that developers can assure that a customer has actually purchased the application is by coding the application to match a license code with an encrypted database. This is a method that most paid applications on the Android market use. It's a method that Meyer argues has been in use since at least the late '80s. This is the idea that Uniloc claims to own.

"A patent troll is a company, a person... who owns patents, but doesn't make anything or sell anything," says Julie Samuels, an attorney and the Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "The video profiles software developer Austin Meyer, who is the target of a patent troll lawsuit involving a company called Uniloc, which owns a patent for the "System and Method for Preventing Unauthorized Access to Electronic Data."

Meyer's flight simulator app X-Plane, like most paid applications on the Android market, uses the authorization system. Uniloc purchased the patent in question at a bankruptcy proceeding.

Despite the enormous risk, and the enormous cost just to defend against a patent suit, Meyer is resolved to do so.

The broader point of the video is that something needs to be done to stop patent trolls from simply buying patents in order to intimidate innovators into paying them a settlement.

Patent trolls are a huge tax on innovation and add nothing to the marketplace." - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - and you thought they were only for Spying...Quadrocopter Pole Acrobatics
This video shows two quadrocopters capable of not only balancing an inverted pendulum, but also of launching it off the vehicle and catching it again.

First, a state estimator was used to accurately predict the pendulum’s motion while in flight. Unlike the ball used in the group’s earlier demonstration of quadrocopter juggling, the pendulum’s drag properties depend on its orientation.

This means, among other things, that a pendulum in free fall will move sideways if oriented at an angle. Since experiments showed that this effect was quite large for the pendulum used, an estimator including a drag model of the pendulum was developed. This was important to accurately estimate the pendulum’s catching position.

Another task of the estimator was to determine when the pendulum was in free flight and when it was in contact with a quadrocopter. This was important to switch the quadrocopter’s behavior from hovering to balancing the pendulum.

Second, a fast trajectory generator was needed to quickly move the catching quadrocopter to the estimated catching position.

Third, a learning algorithm was implemented to correct for deviations from the theoretical models for two key events: A first correction term was learnt for the desired catching point of the pendulum. This allowed to capture systematic model errors of the throwing quadrocopter’s trajectory and the pendulum’s flight.

A second correction term was learnt for the catching quadrocopter’s position. This allowed to capture systematic model errors of the catching quadrocopter’s rapid movement to the catching position. - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - Vehicular tetris plan foiled by German policeman


This tetris of vehicles was constructed by a Polish truck driver, who conceived of it as a clever means of transporting several trucks and a car in one go. His plan was foiled by a spoilsport German cop, who made him destack it.

I say that if there was a problem with this construction, it was in its lack of ambition: why not a motorcycle atop the car?

Why not a bicycle atop the motorcycle? Why not a strapping lad in rollerskates on a pogo-stick bouncing on the bicycle?

On the road, the officers stopped the breakdown field daredevil transport (on the way to Belgium). On the Iveco car carrier (1) there was a large truck (2, on the deck again, a smaller VW MAN truck (3 And on the deck one Mercedes (4)!

Police spokesman Acor Kniely: "This tower contradicted all road traffic legislation. Especially as he to make matters worse the trailer still wanted to charge another truck!" - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - Planetary Resources To 'Claim' Asteroids With Beacons
"Planetary Resources last year boldly claimed that they would build a futuristic business out of mining space asteroids. To that end, the firm recently completed the Arkyd-100 satellite prototype.

The satellite will use its telescope to look for suitable near-Earth asteroids from low-Earth orbit. Later expeditions will rocket out to prospective real estate, do spectral analysis, and if the asteroid contains valuable resources, lay claim with a beacon." - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - 3-D Printing Pen Can Draw In the Air
Several readers sent word of a new addition to the 3-D printing industry. Most 3-D printers are roughly the size of regular printers, and require design files on the computer to guide the extruder. Now there's a much smaller and much simpler alternative: the 3Doodler pen, which lets you draw 3-D objects by hand.

The people making the pen set up a Kickstarter project yesterday with a $30,000 goal. They reached that within hours, and now have pledges exceeding $800,000.

"The 3Doodler pen is 180mm by 24mm. The pen weighs less than 200 grams or 7 ounces (the weight of a typical apple), although the exact weight will depend on the final shell specifications once in production. And we are using a universal power supply, so provided you have the correct adapter for your country, 3Doodler will work just fine on 110v or 240v.

While the plastic extruded from 3Doodler is safe to touch once it has left the pen, the pen itself has a metal tip that can get as hot as 270C."

The pen uses the same ABS/PLA plastic as most 3-D printers, and they're planning to host stencil designs on their website so that users have patterns to sketch from. - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - New Process Takes Energy From Coal Without Burning It
"Ohio State students have come up with a scaled-down version of a power plant combustion system with a unique experimental design--one that chemically converts coal to heat while capturing 99 percent of the carbon dioxide produced in the reaction.

Typical coal-fired power plants burn coal to heat water to make steam, which turns the turbines that produce electricity. <./p>

In chemical looping, the coal isn't burned with fire, but instead chemically combusted in a sealed chamber so that it doesn't pollute the air.

This new technology, called coal-direct chemical looping, was pioneered by Liang-Shih Fan, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and director of Ohio State's Clean Coal Research Laboratory." - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - NASA's Basement Nuclear Reactor
"If Joseph Zawodny, a senior scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center, is correct, the future of energy may lie in a nuclear reactor small enough and safe enough to be installed where the home water heater once sat.

Using weak nuclear forces that turn nickel and hydrogen into a new source of atomic energy, the process offers a light, portable means of producing tremendous amounts of energy for the amount of fuel used.

It could conceivably power homes, revolutionize transportation and even clean the environment." - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - Iodine and Animal Health
Here is another fascinating excerpt of useful information from the Letters to the Editor section of Nexus Magazine down in Australia - issue December 2012 through January 2013;

"I am a volunteer with the World League for Protection of Animals, a self-funded, no-kill charity working with abandoned cats and small dogs whom we rescue, desex and rehome."

"Some cats we rescue are immuno-compromised and are diagnosed with FIV (felne immunodeficiency retrovirus), not contagious to humans."

"While researching iodine, I was thrilled to come across an article printed in 'The International Journal of Infectious Diseases (2005)' which refers to a case study where an adult cat with end-stage FIV was treated with iodine and recovered within an eigh-week period, living in good health for at least the following five years."

I pass on the link as readers should despair should their companion cat be so diagnosed (see Iodine 4 Health."

"The paper raises the question of whether iodine would help humans with AIDS, but doesn't answer it."

"We also treat cats with L-lysine and vitamin C when they suffer with 'cat flu' which is also not contagious to humans."

(I find this last part interesting because for years, we've had that lysine/vitamin C posted as a way to resolve circulatory issues. I've been a fan of Nexus for decades since they were just stapled copies! Always some good stuff you won't find anywhere else if you want to subscribe for print or online information. - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - Taking Borax for Osteoporosis
Here is another fascinating excerpt of useful information from the Letters to the Editor section of Nexus Magazine down in Australia - issue December 2012 through January 2013;

When you buy Borax, check the country of origin. Do not buy Borax made in China. "We use one heaped teaspoon of borax in one litre of water. The borax is 11.3% boron (88.7% is harmless carrier powder that will drop tot he bottom of the container; we throw it out when it gets down to that level).

Take two spoonfuls in a glass of water first thing in the morning for a week to get used to it, then if okay take another one at night.

If you find it is unpleasant, start with half a spoonful until you get used to it, then increase the dosage.

My wife had osteoarthritis destroying her spine and walked with an aid. Our doctor, an Associate Professor Medicine, said she would be in 'palliative care' within three months and dead in a year.

That was six years ago. She now stands straight and walks unaided.

The arthritis in both my hands and injured back totally went years ago, proven by X-rays and scans. - Cheers, G.M.

(I've been a fan of Nexus for decades since they were just stapled copies! Always some good stuff you won't find anywhere else if you want to subscribe for print or online information. - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - Do you Smoke?
This is what covers your lungs from just one cigarette. - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - Muslims in 21st century America and Europe: violence, mosques and jihad
Muslims cannot help bombing and terrorizing their way into the 21st century. Islam’s basic meaning remains: submission of all other religions to the tenets of their prophet Mohammed.

Whether a Muslim might appear to be a moderate Muslim or a rational one or even an educated one, when their numbers grow beyond 51 percent of a population—they begin their inevitable march toward dominance as dictated by their Koran.

Empirical evidence points to Great Britain, Belgium, Holland, France, Norway and Sweden as to the onslaught of Islam on host countries. Muslims do not and cannot meld into host countries. It’s against every tenet of their religion.

In May, 2010, a report surfaced in Norway whereby 85 percent of all rapes and violent crimes stemmed from that country’s recent importation of 400,000 Muslim immigrants. The imams in Norway ran wild in the streets with shouts of racism and prejudice. They could not discount the facts as presented by the police, but they worked the emotions of Muslims into a frenzy. Still the 85 percent rape numbers continue.

Iranian writer Amil Imani, Islam Must Be Stopped In America, July 14, 2010, said; “Warning: Islam is not a religion but a political ideology which incites hate, violence, intolerance and terror. Islamists are terminators. You cannot bargain with them. You cannot reason with them. They do not feel pity or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until all the infidels are dead or have submitted to Islam. The only language the Islamists understand is the language of force.

“A constitutional amendment must be passed quickly defining Islam as a hostile political force with a global totalitarian agenda, and as such is totally inimical to our constitution and our national security, and that further to this definition, all practicing Muslims must either renounce this cult or be deported to their countries of origin, and all mosques must be demolished, since their goal is to propagate political propaganda, which has nothing whatsoever to do with ‘religion’ – let alone one of ‘peace’. That’s going to be the final ‘solution’ for Islam in America.” - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - 14 Lifehacks You Shouldn't Miss

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02/22/13 - Colorado College Advises Vomiting Or Urinating To Stop Rapists
The following two suggestions are a little stranger and are already causing quite the outcry on social media: "Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating," and "Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone."

These less-conventional methods for fighting off a would-be rapist are apparently part of Rape Aggression Defense Systems, a class that the school's public safety department promotes as a means for female students to boost their self-defense skills.

(Some of these guys might be freaks and get even more turned on by this! - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - Hackers can see through your Webcam
Jim was able to hack into the computers belonging to Janice's family members by previously sending them an e-card. Once the family clicked on the link, he was able to remotely access their computers.

Hear more from Jim in this video about how sex offenders can hack their way into your family's life... - Full Article Source

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02/22/13 - Billionaires To Donate Half Fortune

The founder of Virgin Group and his wife, Joan, are part of the first cohort of non-U.S. billionaires who have signed up to give away half their wealth to charity through the Giving Pledge.

Twelve signatories from countries including Russia, South Africa, Australia, Germany, India, the United Kingdom, Ukraine and Malaysia have signed on to the non-binding moral contract started by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates in 2010. The pledge aims to give wealthy people more authority over where their fortunes are donated during their lifetime.

The Giving Pledge initially included only U.S. billionaires because, as Buffett told Forbes, "I felt we had our hands full in the U.S."

But going international was no easy task, Forbes reported. Gates and Buffett held dinners with deep-pocketed leaders in places such as China and Saudi Arabia, encountering cultural barriers such as a desire to preserve family wealth.

Differences aside, many of the benevolent billionaires decided to give for the same reasons U.S. pledgers donate: Newly enlisted international signatories said they see giving back as integral to their business ventures.

(Great and worthy idea but too limited in who can receive the funds. They need to fund my Lab Projects which would spawn all kinds of incredible discoveries. - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - Zuckerberg, Brin join forces to extend life
KeelyNet Sergey Brin and Mark Zuckerberg, along with their spouses, joined Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner to award 11 scientists $3 million each to launch the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.

Levinson said he believes the prize will spotlight outstanding minds in medicine and hopes it will help enhance medical innovation.

Zuckerberg, Milner, and Brin's wife Anne Wojcicki will be on the foundation's board of directors. They have agreed that going forward, five annual Breakthrough prizes of $3 million each will be awarded.

Brin remarked that "curing a disease should be worth more than a touchdown" in an apparent reference to riches heaped on professional athletes such as those who play US football.

This year's Breakthrough Prize winners, many of whom targeted cancer in their research, agreed to serve on a committee to select future honorees.

(Again, good idea but too restricted to who can get research money, come one guys, break out of the box and FUND US! - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/22/13 - Sheriff: Man Who Died In Fire May Have Spontaneously Combusted
SALLISAW, Okla. (CBS Houston/AP) — Sequoyah County authorities say a man who died in a fire at his home may have spontaneously combusted. Danny Vanzandt, 66, died in the blaze on Monday.

Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart says several neighbors entered the home when they saw smoke and assumed trash had caught fire. Then they realized a person was burning.

Lockhart said the remains were in the kitchen and there was no other damage in the home. The sheriff says there was no apparent source of the fire.

Authorities say the man had a history of heavy drinking and smoking. No cause of the fire has been determined and Lockhart says spontaneous combustion has not been ruled out.

The body was sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Tulsa for an autopsy.

(They need to measure the body for excess radioactivity!!! I sent an email asking;

Not a problem, just a question. A news report from 02/19 reports a possible spontaneous human combustion. I would like to know if the medical office tested for excess radioactivity.

It's very important because, if found, it could support a potential new medical discovery.

If they haven't checked, could they please do this and let me know? Thanks for your time and assistance. - Jerry Decker

It will be interesting if they even respond and I doubt they did that test or will do it. But if you don't ask, you don't get! - JWD) - Full Article Source


02/19/13 - Treatment that enabled paralysed animals to walk to be tested on HUMANS
Scientists behind groundbreaking research that enabled enabled rats with severed spines to run again after two weeks have outlined their plans for human trials.

The technology brings fresh hope to sufferers of spinal cord injuries, and the team say they hope the first humans could be implanted with the technology within months.

Using a cocktail of drugs and electrical impulses, researchers hope to begin testing the project to ‘regrow’ nerves linking the spinal cord to the brain in five patients in a Swiss clinic. He now believes that the technique could help people who have been immobile for up to two years.

Although full human trials are still a few years off, he plans to attempt electrical stimulation on five patients who have limited leg movement in the coming months. ‘We already have preliminary data from the rats with these clinically relevant lesions is that a number of them would recover at the end of the training and could walk without any help. It depends on the severity of the damage,’ he said.

‘But if you talk to the patient and you tell them at least you could use it at home to cook, to watch TV and have normal activity, they say their life would be so different.

'So it is less ambitious, but we are talking about improving the quality of life, allowing people to stand and take a few steps at home with a walker.’ - Full Article Source

02/19/13 - Billionaires Secretly Fund Vast Climate Denial Network
"Suzanne Goldenberg reports that conservative billionaires used a secretive funding route to channel nearly $120 million to more than 100 groups casting doubt about the science behind climate change, helping build a vast network of think tanks and activist groups working to redefine climate change from neutral scientific fact to a highly polarizing 'wedge issue' for hardcore conservatives.

'We exist to help donors promote liberty which we understand to be limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise,' says Whitney Ball, chief executive of the Donors Trust.

Ball's organization assured wealthy donors that their funds would never by diverted to liberal causes with a guarantee of complete anonymity for donors who wished to remain hidden.

The money flowed to Washington think tanks embedded in Republican party politics, obscure policy forums in Alaska and Tennessee, contrarian scientists at Harvard and lesser institutions, even to buy up DVDs of a film attacking Al Gore.

'The funding of the denial machine is becoming increasingly invisible to public scrutiny. It's also growing. Budgets for all these different groups are growing,' says Kert Davies, research director of Greenpeace, which compiled the data on funding of the anti-climate groups using tax records.

'These groups are increasingly getting money from sources that are anonymous or untraceable.'" - Full Article Source

02/19/13 - DoorBot – Wi-Fi doorbell camera for smartphones
This wireless video doorbell links to your smartphone, allowing visitors to ring your door bell at the front door causing your phone to ring.

When your phone rings it will show up just as a normal call would, with the video camera showing you exactly who is at your front door.

The battery operated device lasts up to one year on 4AA batteries, and connects to your iPhone via your WiFi internet connection. Worried about your DoorBot getting stolen? Don’t be.

The team at DoorBot guarantees that they will replace your DoorBot if it is stolen.

The best part is that thing will be integrated with Lockitron, allowing you to remotely allow visitors to get into the front door right from your smartphone or tablet. This is one of those projects you have to see in action to fully appreciate. - Full Article Source

02/19/13 - Do Patent Laws Really Protect Small Inventors?
"Patent trolls like to claim that patent laws provide a way that small inventors can create products and benefit financially from their invention.

One such inventor faces selling his house, despite inventing a product that has sold tens of millions worldwide.

From the article: 'Inventor Trevor Baylis says he faces having to sell his house after failing to make money from his wind up radio and is now calling for the government to step into to protect inventors.

“I’ve got someone coming around in the next couple of weeks to do a valuation on my house,” says Trevor Baylis, as he walks into the sitting room of his home on Eel Pie Island, in Twickenham, south-west London.

“I’m going to have to sell it or remortgage it – I’m totally broke. I’m living in poverty here.”'"

Despite the apparent success of his wind-up radio and several follow-up products employing similar technology including a torch, a mobile phone charger and an MP3 player, Mr Baylis says he has received almost none of the profits.

Due to the quirks of patent law, the company he went into business with to manufacture his radios were able to tweak his original design, which used a spring to generate power, so that it charged a battery instead. This caused him to lose control over the product.

Next week Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, will sign a new agreement to establish a Europe-wide patent that will cover 25 countries and is aimed at simplifying the process of protecting designs for inventors.

However, in a world of international trade, where products are manufactured on the cheap in countries such as China and imported, the risk of having a design stolen or copied is even greater due to the difficulties in bringing lawsuits and the poorer regulation in these countries.

Even major companies like Apple have suffered from their technology being copied by Chinese firms.

John Hutchinson, chief technology officer at Freeplay, said Mr Baylis had voluntarily sold his shares in the company and that technology had moved on, leaving his original patent outdated.

He said: “Freeplay developed its own technology and by 2000 no more clockwork radios were made. The method was to use human power to recharge a battery. Trevor sold his shares in the company and the now outdated patent was incorporated into Freeplay.”

Earlier this year the wind-up radio was named by the Radio Times as one of the 50 greatest British inventions of all time, along with the steam engine, the television, the jet and the world wide web. - Full Article Source

02/19/13 - Benjamin Wallace: The price of happiness
Can happiness be bought? To find out, author Benjamin Wallace sampled the world's most expensive products, including a bottle of 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc, 8 ounces of Kobe beef and the fabled (notorious) Kopi Luwak coffee. His critique may surprise you. - Full Article Source

02/19/13 - Air-powered Tricycle (Oct, 1937)


UP IN Fairbanks, Alaska, a youth who likes to tinker has converted a discarded airplane dolly, an old bicycle wheel, and wrecked airplane parts, into an air-powered tricycle which attains a speed of 15 m.p.h.

The body of the 8-foot vehicle is formed from the reversed tail of an airplane. A rubber-tired airplane dolly provides the rear wheels. A single bicycle wheel, mounted to run in reverse, is used in front. In place of the conventional steering mechanism, a joy stick is used.

A one-place cockpit for the driver is built into the fuselage. An old 2-cylinder airplane motor and a small aluminum propeller are mounted directly behind the driver, and the spinning blade is covered by screening during operation. For winter use, skis will replace the wheels. - Full Article Source

02/19/13 - European Space Agnecy wants a 3D printed building on the moon
KeelyNet The European Space Agency wants to 3-D print a moon base. But one of the biggest challenges would be the expense (in terms of energy) to get supplies off of Earth. One way is to send as little as possible to the Moon. Couldn’t we just make a moon base out of rock? After all, the moon is already made of rocks.

By using the Moon’s loose rocks (regolith) as a base for concrete, robots based on Monolite’s D-Shape 3-D printer will be able to build up a structure that uses as many local materials as possible. The idea is that with a shell made of moon rocks to act as a shield against micro-meteors and similar hazards, the living quarters for moon colonists could be inflatable envelopes protected by these shells.

3-D printing concrete in a vacuum is very, very different from printing it on earth. The teams have been experimenting with simulated moon rock material in vacuum chambers to find methods of construction that work.

The problem being that concrete relies on applying liquids and unprotected liquids boil away when there’s no atmosphere. They discovered that by inserting the 3-D printer’s nozzle underneath the regolith, capillary forces kept enough liquid in place long enough to set properly.

The ESA aren’t the only ones looking at 3-D printed moon bases. In 2011, NASA released images of what it might look like to send architectural rovers to the moon to lay down the foundations of a moon base before people even got near.

Let the robots do the construction in high hazard, painstaking work, and then humans can waltz in once the environment is ready. - Full Article Source

02/19/13 - Why mobile apps get rejected from the Apple app store
KeelyNet Don’t use trademarked material or Apple icons or logos anywhere in your app or product images. This includes using icons that feature a drawing of an iPhone! We’ve also seen apps get denied for having trademarks in the keywords of the app.

The flipside of this is that you should be sure your app does not obscure the attribution information in any embedded maps – this is also an automatic rejection.

If your app does get rejected, don’t panic — address the issue and resubmit. In an emergency, Apple provides an expedited review process which can be used for critical bug fixes or to address security issues. But be careful. Developers who overuse the expedited review will be barred from using it in the future.

Before you head down that road, here are nine surprising reasons apps get rejected by the App Store that you should consider before you submit your next app:

1. Use of the word “beta” or otherwise indicating that your app is unfinished
2. Long load time
3. Linking to outside payment schemes
4. Do not mention other supported platforms
5. Localization glitches
6. Improper use of storage and filesystems
7. Crashes from users denying permissions
8. Improper use of icons and buttons
9. Misuse of trademarks and logos

The best approach is to avoid rejection in the first place. So, study the submission guidelines and focus on building a high-quality app. Your users will thank you for it.

(Interesting side note; "Android is still the most popular smartphone operating system in the United States by a wide margin, as comScore has once again found that Android was on more than half of all active smartphones in the U.S during the three months ending in May.

In all, Android accounted for just under 51% of all active U.S. smartphones in over the three-month period, followed by Apple’s iOS at just under 32%, RIM’s BlackBerry OS at 11.4% and Microsoft’s Windows Phone at 4%." - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/19/13 - Does every animal get a billion heartbeats over their lifetime?


There may be some truth to the assumption that on average animals get one billion heartbeats out of their bodies before they die based on the relationship between metabolic rates, volume, and surface area. - Full Article Source

02/19/13 - Prof’s power-saving invention gets patent
After a three-year wait, a UAE University (UAEU) IT professor has received a patent for his innovative method of accelerating data transfer between the computer memory and the microprocessor by up to 40 per cent, and for reducing energy usage during the process. The method has wide applications in laptops, desktops, tablets and smart-phones.

Dr Azam Beg, associate professor at the UAEU’s College of Information Technology (CIT), was awarded the patent on January 29 by the UK Intellectual Property Office for his invention entitled the ‘Architecture of a Processor with Low Energy Instruction Cache’.

“Cache memory acts as a bridge between the two important parts of a computer: the microprocessor and the main memory. The cache allows faster execution of computer programmes by storing the recently used data and parts of the programmes. The caches rely on the fact that most practical programmes exhibit ‘locality of reference’ which means that if some programme instructions are accessed once, the chances are that the same set of instructions would be accessed again,” explained Dr Beg.

However, the cache memory is small and can’t save big amounts of data and its contents require regular replacement. Such replacement not only consumes energy but also slows down the programmes.

“Our invention entails a programme (instruction) cache that distinctly stores and accesses the instruction blocks in the programmes. Use of the blocks and coding of common instructions, in conjunction with a special thread selection utility, reduces the energy consumption of a computer system,” he added.

“The invention is all about reducing energy (battery saving) and reducing the time it takes to get the information.”

Dr Beg’s method, which was carried out through a simulation, showed that data microprocessor throughout is enhanced by 30 to 40 per cent. - Full Article Source

02/19/13 - Stagolee - Godfather of Gangsta


In the red-light district of St Louis in 1895, a pimp shot a man dead in an argument over a hat. The ballad telling the story has been recorded by hundreds of bluesmen and jazzers - and even the Clash. It also helped create modern-day rap. Cecil Brown tells the remarkable tale of Stagolee.

These are the words sung by the black prisoner Hogman Maxey to the song collector Dr Harry Oster at Angola state penitentiary in Louisiana in 1959.

I first heard the ballad of Stagolee around the same time, sitting under the shade of a tree at the end of the tobacco road in North Carolina. The way my Uncle Lindsey recited the legend, Stagolee was a young god of virility, as impulsive, as vulgar, as daring and as adventurous as the young black field hands wanted him to be. My uncles and their friends recited their rhyming, obscene praise of Stagolee's badness and, at the day's end, gathered in JC Himes's jook joint to dance with girls, drink whiskey and fight. Their nocturnal activities seemed to me to be merely an extension of Stagolee's.

The origins of Stagolee coincide with those of the blues, which sprang up in the 1890s. The first expression of it was as a field holler of former plantation slaves, who carried it with them as they migrated to the work camps along the Mississippi.

Since then, it has taken musical shape as ballad, as blues, as jazz, as epic and as folk song. Its influence can be found in every 20th-century American cultural form, from rock'n'roll to literature to politics to cinema to hip-hop. There are at least 20 jazz recordings, by musicians ranging from Cab Calloway, Jimmy Dorsey and Peggy Lee to Duke Ellington. More than 100 bluesmen, from Champion Jack Dupree and Sonny Terry to Mississippi John Hurt, have recorded it. - Full Article Source

02/19/13 - The US Redrawn As 50 Equally Populated States


"Bam! For anyone that's paid a speck of attention to the tedium of political redistricting, which happens while a state grows unevenly, (and must dynamically respond to density, electorate disparity, natural resources and ridgelines, etc.), this is straight out of some psychedelic dream.

For Democrats, it could be straight out of a nightmare. That's because Freeman's map necessitates 50 equally populous United States.

His methods for creating the map are explained thusly: 'The algorithm was seeded with the fifty largest cities. After that, manual changes took into account compact shapes, equal populations, metro areas divided by state lines, and drainage basins.

In certain areas, divisions are based on census tract lines... The suggested names of the new states are taken mainly from geographical features.'" - Full Article Source

02/19/13 - Bionic Hand Wired To Nerves Can "Feel" When Touched
"The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception.

The patient is an unnamed man in his 20s living in Rome who lost the lower part of his arm following an accident, said Silvestro Micera of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland.

The wiring of his new bionic hand will be connected to the patient’s nervous system with the hope that the man will be able to control the movements of the hand as well as receiving touch signals from the hand’s skin sensors." - Full Article Source

02/19/13 - Google Looks To Cut Funds To Illegal Sites
"Google is in discussions with payment companies including Visa, MasterCard and PayPal to put illegal download websites out of existence by cutting off their funding.

If Google goes ahead with the radical move, it would not mark the first time that illegal websites have been diminished or driven out of business by having a block put on their source of money." - Full Article Source

02/19/13 - Wirelessly Charged Buses Being Tested Next Year
From the article: 'Bombardier's electric transit technology will be tested next winter on buses in Montreal, followed in early 2014 on a route in the German city of Mannheim.

The transportation giant's Primove technology is designed to allow buses to be charged by underground induction stations when they stop to let passengers hop on and off.'

This technology while impressive may not make it to the U.S. even if proven successful due to the lack of popularity of public transportation.

If they could only get my phone to charge wirelessly. " The article says that the induction charging stuff could also be used to charge trains. - Full Article Source

02/19/13 - Hypnotist claims can make straight man gay or gay straight
KeelyNet The television illusionist Derren Brown is courting controversy again by planning his most audacious trick yet – persuading a straight man he is gay.

The hypnotist also believes he could make a gay man be attracted to women.

The 41-year-old, who came out four years ago, is hoping the stunt will be as popular as his last stunt where he persuaded the group of people the world was going to end.

Brown told the Sun: "I was thinking about this the other day — it would be interesting wouldn't it? To take a gay guy and make him straight and a straight guy and make him gay."

The magician uses mind control to get the public to do outrageous things and has been criticised in the past.

In 2009 Brown successfully predicted the lottery numbers and made his audience think they were stuck to their seats.

The stunts marked the start of a new series of television tricks from Brown, whose past shows have seen him perform Russian Roulette live, apparently contact the dead in an interactive seance and convince members of the public to take part in the robbery of an armoured security van.

Three ebooks on Hypnosis - Hypnotism has always fascinated me. I grew up in a small town and every 2-4 years, a traveling hypnotist would show up and do a show. It was the usual bag of stunts, making people cluck like a chicken, or think they were hot, cold, naked, etc.. Not too interesting. However, one year a different hypnotist showed up. This one could put people into a trance much faster and apparently deeper than the hypnotist who came before.

This new hypnotist also did the stiff muscle stunt where a young lady was put into a trance, told to remain stiff and supported between two chairs while two adults sat on her. It was a remarkable trick as I knew this girl and she wasn't very strong.

In my quest for knowledge, I'd gone through all the religious teachings I could and found nothing that made sense except parts of Huna from Hawaii. The local ministers and theologians had their own axes to grind and when I had my discussions with them I was appalled at how little they actually knew of the bible and worse, how selective they were in the application of its teachings to their flock.

So I got out of the church racket and began studying the occult, paranormal and pretty much anything weird, that included hypnotism, seances and the practice of magick on various levels. This isn't the place to go into any of that though I had some very bizarre experiences.

When I was in my hypnotism studies, it was very difficult to find books on the subject and the ones I ordered through the mail were my only source of study. The idea that you could 'charm' animals like chickens, lobsters, frogs, snakes, turtles, horses, crocodiles and others to put them into a state of catalepsy was intriguing but what really caught my interest was how psychic abilities could be enhanced and amplified using hypnosis.

Clairvoyance, telepathy, precognition, astral projection, levitation, mind control and other phenomena that could be seemingly called at will when in the hypnotic or mesmerized state. These ebooks have many examples of such experiments which are definitely worth study.

Despite what the media would have you believe, you can make someone do something they would not normally do under hypnosis if you set the proper scenario, several methods and cases are detailed in these ebooks. One particular Manchurian Candidate-like case involved a DELAYED post-hypnotically carried out task.

There is a book called 'Experimental Hypnosis' which describes a startling case of 'negative hallucination.' A hypnotist is invited as a guest at a party but of course, everyone pressures him to perform some stunts for their amusement. He selects a young lady there with her boyfriend. He places her into a trance and when she is under, he asks the boyfriend to leave the room and only return when he calls.

The boyfriend leaves and the hypnotized girl is given a post-hypnotic command that she will not be able to see her boyfriend but when the hypnotist snaps his fingers, she will suddenly be able to see her boyfriend.

The hypnotist brings her out of a trance and she resumes talking with others at the party. Of course, everyone is slyly watching her. The hypnotist asks that the boyfriend come back into the room. He enters but stands just inside the door with one hand behind his back. Everyone looks at the girl to see if she notices since the post-hypnotic command would have made him invisible to her.

She stands there stunned and pointing to her boyfriend with her mouth agape. People ask what is wrong and she responds don't you see it, that ROSE FLOATING IN THE AIR!

It seems her boyfriend had secretly carried in a rose held behind his back, but the post-hypnotic command made him invisible so she saw the rose which no one else could see! Incredible! When the hypnotist snapped his fingers, now she could see her boyfriend and everyone was stunned by what they'd just witnessed as a 'negative hallucination.'

I never forgot that story so when I later became good friends with David Fasold who found what is believed to be Noah's Ark in Turkey, he introduced me to the real Indiana Jones, a man named Vendyl Jones who lived in nearby (to Dallas) Arlington. So I met Vendyl, his Levite sons and his Jewish wife Zehavah. Many discussions and items of interest exchanged. Vendly digs at the Cave of the Blue Column every winter in Israel, in search of the Ark of the Covenant. He says even in winter, inside this cave it gets very hot. They have to dig carefully and it involves a lot of work and time with little result to date, etc., etc. - Full Article Source

02/19/13 - 10 things you didn't know about...
But to me, the talk was quintessentially TED. The same goal-directed, out-of-the-box thinking that led to the sow stimulation plan, that led Masters and Johnson into the lab with their cervical caps and six bold women, lies squarely at the heart of TED.

What good are good ideas if you keep them to yourself? Raised eyebrows be damned! People are drawn to TED for the freshness of the ideas and the willingness to confront the inevitable blowback of skepticism.

TED is the antithesis of knee-jerkism, of political correctness and fear-based passivity. That's why we love it.

I do realize I'm likening TED to the Danish pork industry. I do so with the utmost respect. - Full Article Source


02/15/13 - Wireless light bulbs with a Slayer exciter
KeelyNet While playing chiptunes, creating lightning, and illuminating fluorescent tubes with a homebrew Tesla coil is awesome, they’re not exactly the safest electrical devices around, and certainly aren’t easy or cheap to build.

There’s another option open if you’d like to play with strong electromagnetic fields; it’s called the Slayer exciter and is simple enough to light a few fluorescent bulbs wirelessly off a pair of 9 Volt batteries.

The circuit for the Slayer exciter is extremely simple – just a single power transistor, a few diodes, and a couple of resistors.

The real power for this build comes from the custom-wound transformer made from more than 100 feet of magnet wire.

After plugging the driver circuit into the transformer’s primary winding and connecting a metal ball (in this case a wooden ball covered in aluminum foil), it’s possible to light up a four Watt fluorescent tube with a pair of 9 Volts.

A Slayer Exciter is an air-cored transformer that steps up a very low DC voltage to a very high AC voltage. This creates an electromagnetic field around the coil that is capable of lighting up fluorescent and neon light bulbs. It is fairly similar to a Tesla Coil. - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - Fuel - the movie
Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil.

A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant unemployment, an out-of-control national debt, and an insatiable demand for energy weigh heavily on all of us.

Fuel shows us the way out of the mess we're in by explaining how to replace every drop of oil we now use, while creating green jobs and keeping our money here at home.

The film never dwells on the negative, but instead shows us the easy solutions already within our reach. - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - Ultrasound To Increase Data Storage Capacity of Magnetic Media
"Electrical engineers at Oregon State University (OSU) said yesterday that they have found a technique to use high-frequency sound waves to improve magnetic data storage.

The data write-technology breakthrough could allow greater amounts of data to be stored on both hard disk drives and NAND flash-based solid-state drives (SSDs), they said.

Typically, when magnetic recording material is temporarily heated, even for an instant, it can become momentarily less stiff and more data can be stored at a particular spot.

But, the technique has proven difficult to effectively increase capacity because heating tends to spread beyond where it is wanted and the technology involves complex integration of optics, electronics and magnetics, the researchers said.

With the new technique, known as acoustic-assisted magnetic recording, ultrasound is directed at a highly specific location on the material while data is being stored, creating elasticity that allows "a tiny portion of the material to bend or stretch."

After the ultrasound is turned off, the material immediately returns to its original shape, but the data stored during the process remains in a dense form." - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - Young pro-science/anti-Creationism activist wins TroubleMaker award
Zack Kopplin, the 19-year-old anti-Creationism/pro-science activist I wrote about last month, has won the TroubleMaker Award, which comes with a $10,000 prize.

Zack plans to use the $10,000 awarded to him to increase the impact and reach of his campaign. The funds will greatly aid Zack’s most recent venture to call for accountability on the issue of millions of dollars in school vouchers being spent to fund schools across the US that teach creationist ideas.

He also plans to use this money to help build the Second Giant Leap movement, which calls for a permanent end to science denial legislation and for a trillion dollars of new science funding in the next decade.

Kopplin said, “We need a Second Giant Leap for Mankind and we need a student movement of troublemakers and truth-tellers who are willing to stand up and speak out to make this a reality.” - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - NASA: Huge Freshwater Loss In the Middle East


An amount of freshwater almost the size of the Dead Sea has been lost in parts of the Middle East due to poor management, increased demands for groundwater and the effects of a 2007 drought, according to a NASA study.

From the NASA article: "'GRACE data show an alarming rate of decrease in total water storage in the Tigris and Euphrates river basins, which currently have the second fastest rate of groundwater storage loss on Earth, after India,' said Jay Famiglietti, principal investigator of the study and a hydrologist and professor at UC Irvine.

'The rate was especially striking after the 2007 drought. Meanwhile, demand for freshwater continues to rise, and the region does not coordinate its water management because of different interpretations of international laws.'"

"Water is a huge global security issue. To understand the middle east, you need to understand that the Golan Heights provides a significant amount of the water used in Israel.

Focusing on conflicts and politics means that huge volumes of valuable water are being wasted in the Middle East, and this will only exacerbate future conflicts.

Water is a serious issue between India and China. And then there is Africa. U.S. food exports are in effect exporting irrigation water drawn from the Ogallala aquifer.

Fracking trades water for energy, and lack of water limits fracking in many parts of th world. Think about it."

(Excellent, soon we can sell them water at the same ridiculous prices they charge us for OIL! - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - The out-of-control surveillance state
Jacob Appelbaum's keynote from 29C3 -- last December's Chaos Communications Congress in Hamburg -- is a riveting hour on surveillance, freedom, and the wild, criminal lawlessness of the NSA and other spy agencies.

Jacob's factual, methodical laying out of the growth of American surveillance is brilliant, terrifying and enraging, and it left me wanting to rush to a barricade.

Jacob's insights into how we are coping with the surveillance state and why that needs to change are terrific. Someone make a transcript of this, please. - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - We need to move into 3D thinking to advance and evolve
KeelyNet Spatial thinking skills, the researchers point out, are an important predictor of academic achievement and professional success in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and these skills begin developing—or not—in children’s own homes.

A large study called Project Talent, for example, “found that people who had high scores on spatial tests in high school were much more likely to major in STEM disciplines and go into STEM careers,” Newcombe, the Temple University psychologist, noted in a recent article in the journal American Educator.

“Spatial thinkers are likely to be more interested in science and math than less spatial thinkers, and are more likely to be good enough at STEM research to get advanced degrees.”

Far as their influence may reach into adults’ educational and professional lives, spatial skills begin developing—or not—early on in children’s own homes.

The 2011 Chicago study, which videotaped parents and children as they went about their daily lives, found a huge range in the number of spatial words the adults used over the course of the almost 14 hours of videotape collected from each family: one caregiver used only five such terms, while another used 525.

We would do well to follow the example of the latter parent and begin describing the world in 3D—helping our children develop the habit of seeing the world in all its dimensions. - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - EFF Proposes a Working Code Requirement For Software Patents
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has proposed a fix for software patents in general and patent trolls in particular: requiring applicants to provide specifics about their solution. They say the applications should include working code, or at least "detailed, line-by-line notations explaining how their code works."

"And if they do get a patent, they should be limited to the invention they claimed. We think software patents are bad news, and incredibly harmful to our society and economy.

We wish we didn’t have to deal with them at all. But by fixing the functional claiming problem, and limiting patentees to a narrow invention that they actually came up with, we would also limit the amount of harm those patents could cause.

The Patent Office does not (yet) have the power to get rid of software patents entirely, but it can fix the functional claiming problem."

(See Fixing the Patent System. They also need to extend this to REQUIRE WORKING MODELS FOR ALL INVENTIONS to eliminate trolls and claims based on ideas that were not ever built, but when they finally are, here comes these jerks claiming they own it, yet they spend no money on it, never lifted a finger to build or test it in the real world. - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - Elderly Man Robbed Bank Because He Wanted Prison


After spending most of his adult life behind bars, 73-year-old Walter Unbehaun decided to rob another bank in hopes of getting caught. He felt more comfortable in prison, court documents allege, and wanted to spend his final years there.

So the balding, gray-haired South Carolina man leaned on a cane as he walked into a bank in suburban Chicago over the weekend and used a novel stickup line: He had just six months to live, so he had nothing left to lose, according to a federal complaint citing his post-arrest interrogation.

Unbehaun also allegedly lifted his coat to show a teller a silver revolver shoved into his waistband.

Investigators say Unbehaun, of Rock Hill, S.C., walked out of the Harris Bank in Niles on Saturday with $4,178 in his pockets. He wore no disguises, so law enforcement quickly tracked him down using surveillance-camera photos of him holding up the bank, the complaint said.

"He wanted to do something that would guarantee that he would spend the rest of his life in prison, and he knew that robbing a bank with a loaded gun would accomplish that," according to the complaint, signed by FBI agent Chad Piontek. - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - That'll do pig
Aspire to Inspire... - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - Forget wireless power for phones - Korea's doing it for BUSES
The technology is coming from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and is little more than an extensive field trial. It should see electric buses able to drive around without relying on huge batteries or overhead wires, and while installation is expensive the technology could make electric cars viable too.

Korea will be using a home-grown OLEV (On-Line Electric Vehicle) technology on its two buses, but Qualcomm has the same idea in mind for its Halo charging technology which will start off with its Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) later this year with special parking spaces around London's Silicon Roundabout. WEVC's stated aim is to eventually get itself embedded into the road surface to recharge cars as they drive.

Such cars wouldn't be limited to driving on the special roads, they'd depend on batteries the rest of the time, but embed charging into the M25 and you could be sure of everyone in London getting a couple of hours charging daily.

Delivering power to a moving vehicle might seem an overburdening infrastructure cost, but in fact it makes a good deal more sense than carrying one's fuel around all the time.

Last year Siemens announced it would be fitting pantographs (a wonderful word, referring to the sprung connector usually seen atop a tram or train that collects power from an overhead cantenary wire) to trucks to be deployed along special stretches of California highway, which would sport overhead cables for their use.

Overhead cables are quicker to fit, but expensive to maintain and one would need a huge pantograph on the top of a car to reach a catenary designed for 18-wheelers, so embedding the technology into the road starts to make more sense. - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - Silicon nanowire battery holds triple the energy, charge in 10 minutes
Its use of porous, flexible silicon nanowires for the anodes in a lithium-ion battery delivers the high capacity, fast recharging and low costs that come with silicon, but without the fragility of earlier attempts relying on simpler silicon plates.

In practice, the battery could deliver the best of all worlds. Triple the capacity of today's batteries? Full recharges in 10 minutes? More than 2,000 charging cycles? Check.

It all sounds a bit fantastical, but USC does see real-world use on the horizon.

Researchers estimate that there should be products with silicon-equipped lithium-ion packs inside of two to three years, which isn't long to wait if the invention saves us from constantly hunting for the nearest wall outlet. - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - Supercapacitor Invention Deal Inked
Invented in FSU’s Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy Center (AME), and Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) by Jim P. Zheng, a Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering professor, the new technology addresses current supercapacitor weaknesses that limit their effective use compared to traditional rechargeable battery technology.

“Supercapacitors have great advantages over rechargeable batteries in that they charge and discharge energy very rapidly and last much longer overall,” Zheng said.

“However, the cost of those advantages is a smaller pool of energy to draw from, which currently limits how and where they can be used. This new technology significantly increases their energy pool, opening up a range of new uses in areas such as the automotive and alternative energy industries.”

Under the new agreement, General Capacitor will work with Zheng to transform the invention into commercially viable products that can positively impact society.

Examples of potential uses include rapid-charge electric buses used in city transportation, buffers for short-term power grid outages, providing more reliable bursts of energy for heavy lifting equipment such as forklifts, and improving the effectiveness of new fuel cell-powered automobiles. - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - 555-timer charges lead acid batteries


This lead acid battery charger is based on the 555 timer. It’s not a top-of-the-line, all the bells and whistles type of charger. But it gets the job done with a readily available IC and no need to code for a microcontroller.

The original idea came from a solar battery charger entered in the 555 timer contest. The main difference in application between that and [Kenneth's] application is the source.

A solar array or wind turbine is limited on how much juice it can produce.

But mains power can push a shocking (har-har) amount of current if you’re not paying attention. Herein lies the alterations to the circuit design.

To control this he’s using a Laptop power supply as an intermediary and only implementing the constant current portion of the tradition 3-stage lead acid charging profile (those stages are explained in his write up). - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - New GPS system increases its accuracy by up to 90%
It can tell where your vehicle is within an amazingly low margin of error of just three to six feet. Right now, the error margin in urban driving can be more than 160 feet.

The current error margin is caused by signal degradation: the satellite signals rebound or get blocked by tall buildings and tight streets, which make it impossible to accurately track your car's movements.

So while a GPS can approximately guess where you may be in a urban environment, their data is not good enough for intelligent transportation systems, which is where the future of cars is headed.

The system uses a clever combination of software and six sensors—three accelerometers and three giroscopes—which combine in real time with the GPS data.

In case of signal degradation, the system will automatically correct the position to the accurate coordinates. It can even track the car with extreme accuracy in the case of complete signal loss.

According to the developers, this opens the door to traffic control applications that will avoid congestion and increase the safety in urban environments.

They are now investigating the use of this system for vehicle networking and automatic maneuvering to avoid collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians. - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - Ron White on Homophobes
Comment; "out of the 115k ppl that have watched this...only 15 disagree...well..hmmm..." - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - Scientist Removed From EPA Panel Due To Industry Opposition
"The relationship between regulator and regulated is once again called into question as industry pressure leads to a scientist's removal from an EPA regulatory panel.

From the article: 'In 2007, when Deborah Rice was appointed chair of an Environmental Protection Agency panel assessing the safety levels of flame retardants, she arrived as a respected Maine toxicologist with no ties to industry.

Yet the EPA removed Rice from the panel after an intense push by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), an industry lobbying group that accused her of bias.

Her supposed conflict of interest? She had publicly raised questions about the safety of a flame retardant under EPA review.' - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - Retail Copies of Office 2013 Are Tied To a Single Computer Forever
"With the launch of Office 2013 Microsoft has seen fit to upgrade the terms of the license agreement, and it's not in favor of the end user.

It seems installing a copy of the latest version of Microsoft's Office suite of apps ties it to a single machine. For life. On previous versions of Office it was a different story. The suite was associated with a 'Licensed Device' and could only be used on a single device.

But there was nothing to stop you uninstalling Office and installing it on another machine perfectly legally.

With that option removed, Office 2013 effectively becomes a much more expensive proposition for many." - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - Living Cells Turned Into Computers
"Synthetic biologists have developed DNA modules that perform logic operations in bacteria.

These 'genetic circuits' could, for example, be used by scientists to track key moments in a cell's life or, in biotechnology, to turn on production of a drug at the flick of a chemical switch.

The researchers have encoded 16 logic gates in modules of DNA and stored the results of logical operations.

The different logic gates can be assembled into a wide variety of circuits."

An electronic ‘AND’ gate, for example, gives a positive output only when voltage is applied to both of its inputs. In the genetic version, the output gene is transcribed only when both terminator sequences between it and the promoter sequence are neutralized by two inputs in the form of recombinase enzymes.

Lu says that although recombinases have been used similarly in the past — to write data into a DNA memory, for example — the latest work takes the idea a step further by making the DNA part of the computation itself. “If the DNA that you alter is a regulatory element, like a promoter sequence or a terminator, then that gives you the ability to control something inside the cell. And it’s that control that gives you the logic.”

Christopher Voigt, a synthetic biologist also at MIT, calls the artificial modules “a very digital and permanent way to store information in DNA. The logic can store multiple experiences — for example, if the cells had encountered two environments and in what order.”

Voigt says that there is another advantage to this system. “[The change] is permanent. After the cells die, the information can still be retrieved from the DNA.” Indeed, the researchers found that the altered plasmids are passed down through at least 90 cell generations — which would be important for a biologist wanting to record key moments in a cell’s ancestry.

Lu says that the approach could also be useful in biotechnology. Using simple forms of these addressable switches, manufacturers could grow cell cultures in which key genes are turned off until activated by a signal compound, permanently turning on production of a drug, for example, when the system is ready. Other switches could halt production, he says, when some threshold has been reached. - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - Monsanto Takes Home $23m From Small Farmers
"Seed giant Monsanto has won more than $23 million from hundreds of small farmers accused of replanting the company's genetically engineered seeds. Now, another case is looming – and it could set a landmark precedent for the future of seed ownership.

From the article: 'According to the report, Monsanto has alleged seed patent infringement in 144 lawsuits against 410 farmers and 56 small farm businesses in at least 27 U.S. states as of January of 2013.

Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta together hold 53 percent of the global commercial seed market, which the report says has led to price increases for seeds -- between 1995 and 2011, the average cost of planting one acre of soybeans rose 325 percent and corn seed prices went up 259 percent.'" - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - Heavy Metal and Emergent Behavior


You may think that moshing and disordered 2D gases don't have much in common but Jesse Silverberg of Cornell University contends otherwise.

He says that mosh pits act just like disordered gases and people in circle pits act in an ordered vortex-like state.

From the article: "Silverberg and co gathered their data by examining videos of mosh pits on You Tube... These crowds contain anything from 100 to 100,000 people.

After correcting for camera shake and distortions in perspective, they used particle image velicometry techniques to measure the collective motion of moshers.

What they discovered was that the speed distribution of moshers closely matches that of molecules in a 2D gas at equilibrium." - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - Nectar Pod Fuel Cell to Charge a Cell Phone for Two Weeks
Many of us have plug-in external batteries of one sort to recharge our smart phones when we're away from power outlets. Or we have gigantic aftermarket batteries that make our phones so fat they barely fit in our pockets.

So there is this company, Lilliputian Power Systems, that is just starting to market a tiny, butane-powered fuel cell they call the Nectar that plugs into your cell phone (or whatever) through a USB port and supposedly charges it for up to two weeks. That's a lot better than an add-on battery.

It looks expensive, although the power "pods" aren't too pricey at $19.99 for two. But wait a minute: Why aren't fuel cells, not internal combustion engines, the "range extenders" in plug-in hybrid cars?

A decade back, fuel cells were going to revolutionize our power delivery and consumption systems. A cell phone charger is cute, but is that really all we can get fuel cells to do?

Very telling comment; "$10 for 10 charges?? Are they crazy?? I just bought a 10000mah lithium ion battery pack for $50 and it will keep charging for 500+ cycles... I'll get? THOUSANDS of charges on my phone from it.... Damn this fuel cell company is really out to lunch on this. I pity the fool who wastes money and creates "fuel cell" trash buy consuming those..." - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - Lab Rats Given "Sixth Sense"
"Researchers have given lab rats the ability to sense infrared light through a brain implant.

From the article, 'They taught the rats to choose the active light source by poking their noses into a port to receive a sip of water as a reward.

They then implanted the microelectrodes, each about a tenth the diameter of a human hair, into the animals' brains. These electrodes were attached to the infrared detectors.

The scientists then returned the animals to the test chamber. At first, the rats scratched at their faces, indicating that they were interpreting the lights as touch.

But after a month, the animals learned to associate the signal in their brains with the infrared source.'"

The experiment also shows that a new sensory input can be interpreted by a region of the brain that normally does something else (without having to "hijack" the function of that brain region).

"We could create devices sensitive to any physical energy," said Prof Nicolelis, from the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

"It could be magnetic fields, radio waves, or ultrasound. We chose infrared initially because it didn't interfere with our electrophysiological recordings." - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - Alcoholism Vaccine Makes Alcohol Intolerable To Drinkers
"Ariel Schwartz reports that researchers are working on an alcoholism vaccine that makes alcohol intolerable to anyone who drinks it. The vaccine builds on what happens naturally in certain people — about 20% of the Japanese, Chinese, and Korean population — with an alcohol intolerance mutation.

Normally, the liver breaks down alcohol into an enzyme that's transformed into the compound acetaldehyde (responsible for that nasty hangover feeling), which in turn is degraded into another enzyme. The acetaldehyde doesn't usually have time to build up before it's broken down. But people with the alcohol intolerance mutation lack the ability to produce that second enzyme; acetaldehyde accumulates, and they feel terrible.

Dr. Juan Asenjo and his colleagues have come up with a way to stop the synthesis of that second enzyme via a vaccine, mimicking the mutation that sometimes happens naturally.

'People have this mutation all over the world. It's like how some people can't drink milk,' says Asenjo. Addressing the physiological part of alcohol addiction is just one piece of the battle.

Addictive tendencies could very well manifest in other ways; instead of alcohol, perhaps former addicts will move on to cigarettes. Asenjo admits as much: 'Addiction is a psychological disease, a social disease. Obviously this is only the biological part of it.'" - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - DHS does not track welfare dependent immigrants, zero cases last year
KeelyNet In a response letter to four top Republican lawmakers, the Department of Homeland Security revealed it initiated only one case against an immigrant for becoming a “public charge,” or being primarily dependent upon the government, in fiscal year 2012. The case was later withdrawn.

While the department’s response to Republican Sens. Jeff Sessions, Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch and Pat Roberts’ August oversight request offered an overview of the centuries-old federal public-charge restrictions, it noticeably avoided several of the senators’ direct questions and demonstrated potentially significant inadequacies in record-keeping by immigration officials, who legally should be enforcing public-charge rules for immigrants both inside and outside of the country.

The response, for example, failed to explain why immigrants are only assessed for their potential reliance on just two of the more than 80 federal means-tested welfare programs when the government determines if they are “public charges” prior to their entry into the U.S. — meaning that they are likely to become primarily dependent on federal aid for subsistence after arriving.

The department did, however, admit it does not have the data on immigrants who become public charges after gaining entry or a visa — despite, as Peacock writes in his letter, the fact that aliens “may also be found deportable on public charge grounds in accordance [immigration law], but only if they became public charges within the first five years after entry for causes that have not been affirmatively shown to have arisen since entry.”

Deportations of immigrants for being public charges after their arrival in the U.S. are relatively rare, according to the Federal Register, due to additional exemptions for certain classes of immigrants and legal burdens on the government.

It is typically easier for the government to deny entry to immigrants on public-charge grounds prior to their entry into the country.

“You’d be hard pressed to find a single American who believes a whole year went by without a single alien violating the public-charge law,” one Republican aide said in reaction to Peacock’s admission.

“This revelation from DHS is beyond disturbing. It is inexcusable. Surely this must give pause to fiscal conservatives considering the cost to American taxpayers of various comprehensive immigration reform proposals being discussed.” - Full Article Source

02/15/13 - Woman Drank Herself To Death With 2-Gallon-A-Day Coca-Cola Habit
Medical examiners determined that a woman passed away due to complications caused by her extreme addiction to drinking Coca-Cola.

The woman, 30-year-old Natasha Harris of Invercargill in New Zealand, was said to have consumed an estimated 2.2 gallons of the soda per day, the Discovery Channel’s news website is reporting.

David Crerar, the coroner charged with investigating the 2010 death of the mother of eight, was quoted as saying that her habit “was a substantial factor that contributed to the development of the metabolic imbalances which gave rise to the arrhythmia”.

Before her death, Harris reportedly exhibited symptoms of withdrawal if she happened to run out of the beverage.

“[She would] go crazy if she ran out,” Vivien Hodgkinson, her mother-in-law, was quoted as saying by the Discovery Channel in an interview last year. “[S]he would get the shakes, withdrawal symptoms, be angry, on edge and snappy.” - Full Article Source


02/13/13 - R.I.P. our dear friend Daniel Haley, 83
KeelyNet Dan was a visionary in the energy field and was among the few in public office to recognize early that a sustainable supply and use of indigenous energy sources would be keys to a thriving economy in New York and especially in northern New York.

In 1973 he was appointed Chairman of the Joint Legislative Commission on Energy Policy by the New York Assembly and the Senate where he oversaw a staff to look at technology and other means of creating, conserving and efficiently using energy.

He subsequently sponsored several energy bills. In 1975 he sponsored and worked to pass the bill that created the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Dan had a grand vision for NYSERDA and the New York Power Authority in terms of developing projects for wind, wood and solar energy that would directly benefit the residents of New York.

He believed strongly that foreign development of our natural resources was not in New York’s best interest and pressed to have a state authority develop these resources. He also wrote legislation to create a “circuit breaker bill” to assure that people of limited income would not lose their homes due to high real estate taxes.

That idea eventually became the STAR program. In the early 70’s Mr. Haley worked with Senator Hubert Humphrey to promote employees being able to purchase stocks and to have a voice in the companies in which they worked.

From 1977-78 Dan endeavored under Governor Mario Cuomo to create employee stock ownership options for workers in New York.

After his time in Albany, he bought and operated tertiary oil wells, and developed real estate projects in Oklahoma and Texas. He maintained his residence at Waddington although he spent winters in Daingerfield, Texas until 2007.

Dan was deeply interested alternative medicine. In 2000 to 2007 he worked full time on alternative medicine and often spoke on the radio, television and at dozens of conferences throughout the country.

(Personal comment - I'll miss Haley...they didn't mention his kickass book about alternative medicine 'Politics in Healing'.

You might remember how Dan's writing career started...he used to come to our Roundtable meetings and we'd all hang out til the wee hours at IHOP or Dennys or whoever was open with big tables.

Remember? Haley was quite the gadfly, always writing really tiny notes that only he could read...we kept after him to put all of that stuff and the things he knew about alt medicine and energy into a book.

Finally he hired a ghostwriter to help him organize it all and wrote that book...he also went around the country interviewing either the actual researchers or people who knew them to add more meat to the is really excellent. He was on TV, the radio and written up in many magazines and papers.

It was he who told us about interviewing some heart surgeons who told him how to easily remove plaque from the arteries and cure 99% of any circulation or heart problem... He said they told him not to reveal their names or where they worked, he didn't.

I told him I was going to post it and he said fine, but don't mention his name, so I didn't but it's been copied all over the net (as it should be) - Curing Plaque and circuilatory problems.

He said there were two reasons this very simple cure did not receive major publicity to help everyone;

1) it would destroy much of the heart and circulation problems big bucks industry

2) the drug companies couldn't figure out how to make a version of it they could sell at +100 times the price for the two bottles (about $8-$10 a bottle)

Well, another great guy and light in my life gone...Cheyenne, Howard Bond, (and other personal friends) now Dan Haley. - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - Pope To Resign Citing Advanced Age
"BBC reports that Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month in an unexpected development, saying he is too old to continue at the age of 85.

In a statement, the pontiff said:

'After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.'

Resignations from the papacy are not unknown, but this is the first in the modern era, which has been marked by pontiffs dying while in office."

(Wow, such an honorable fellow! I wish a lot more older folks would give it up, truly retire and leave it to the younger, more capable generations. Governments should LEARN FROM THIS! - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - the Mars Thing


A 'shiny protuberance', spotted on Mars by Curiosity Rover, has had the internet aflutter for days; theories range from erosion artifact to evidence of alien life. I asked my wife, Heather, and she figured it out right away. - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - 71 Percent of U.S. See Humans On Mars By 2033
"In a recent poll funded by the non-profit Explore Mars, 71% of respondents agreed that the U.S. will send a human to Mars within the next two decades.

Unfortunately, on average, the sample of 1,101 people surveyed thought the U.S. government allocated 2.4% of the federal budget to NASA — in reality it's only 0.5%.

With this in mind, 75% of the respondents agreed/strongly agreed that NASA's budget should be increased to explore Mars through manned and robotic means."

(Sure and much faster when we learn how to 'dim' gravity but no one will finance it??? - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - 10 more amazing bets you will always win
Richard Weisman has updated his marvellous video of unloseble sucker bets with ten more bar-bets you can't lose. Life skills! - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - IBM's Watson's 90% accurate medical decisions
Thanks to a business partnership among IBM, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and WellPoint, health care providers will now be able to tap Watson’s expertise in deciding how to treat patients.

Pricing was not disclosed, but hospitals and health care networks who sign up will be able to buy or rent Watson’s advice from the cloud or their own server.

Over the past two years, IBM’s researchers have shrunk Watson from the size of a master bedroom to a pizza-box-sized server that can fit in any data center. And they improved its processing speed by 240%. Now what was once was a fun computer-science experiment in natural language processing is becoming a real business for IBM and Wellpoint, which is the exclusive reseller of the technology for now. Initial customers include WestMed Practice Partners and the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine & Blood Disorders.

Doctors and nurses are drowning in information with new research, genetic data, treatments and procedures popping up daily. They often don’t know what to do, and are guessing as well as they can. WellPoint’s chief medical officer Samuel Nussbaum said at the press event today that health care pros make accurate treatment decisions in lung cancer cases only 50% of the time (a shocker to me).

Watson, since being trained in this medical specialty, can make accurate decisions 90% of the time. Patients, of course, need 100% accuracy, but making the leap from being right half the time to being right 9 out of ten times will be a huge boon for patient care.

The best part is the potential for distributing the intelligence anywhere via the cloud, right at the point of care. This could be the most powerful tool we’ve seen to date for improving care and lowering everyone’s costs via standardization and reduced error. - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - Adults with Mental Illness Smoke One-Third of Cigarettes in U.S.
People with mental disorders are 70 percent more likely to smoke cigarettes than those without mental illness, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

“Many people with mental illness are at greater risk of dying early from smoking than of dying from their mental health conditions,” said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the CDC.

The agencies reveal that one of every three adults with mental illness smokes, compared with one in five adults without mental illness.

The report is based on information from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in which 138,000 adults were interviewed in their homes between 2009 and 2011. Participants were asked 14 questions to assess psychological distress and disability, and they were considered to have mental illness if their answers indicated a mental, behavior or emotional disorder in the past 12 months.

Substance abuse or developmental disorders were not considered mental illness. The report did not include patients in psychiatric hospitals or individuals serving in the military.

People who reported smoking all or part of a cigarette in the previous 30 days were counted as smokers.

The study suggested several possible reasons why smoking among the mentally ill remains high, including marketing by the tobacco industry and the historical use of cigarettes as an incentive to improve behavior in psychiatric hospitals.

“There are some effects of nicotine which can mask some of the negative effects of mental illness,” Frieden said. - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - Brain scans show if new couples will be together for long term
KeelyNet Scientists noticed patterns in the brain activity of volunteers who had recently fallen in love and found they could predict whether the couples would be together three years later.

The findings showed even if volunteers believed they were in passionately love when their brains were scanned, by examining their neuron activity scientists could detect whether those feelings were strong enough for the relationship to last.

Volunteers were shown photographs of their partner and were asked to think of memories of them while their brains were scanned.

Where volunteers' brains showed more activity in the caudate tail area - which reacts emotionally to visual beauty - but less in the medial orbitofrontal cortex - the area linked to criticism and judgement - their relationships tended to last. Surprisingly the pleasure centres of the brain were less active in the brains of couples who stayed together.

'Our data provides preliminary evidence that neural responses in the early stages of romantic love can predict relationship stability and quality up to 40 months later.

'The brain regions involved suggest that reward functions may be predictive for relationship stability.' - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - Incredible machine that lays out a carpet of bricks
The amazing machine, named Tiger-Stone, can create an instant road wherever it travels, laying out bricks in formation to create perfect paving.

While the process may look magical, the secret behind the invention lies in a smartly-designed gravity-based system. All a worker has to do is load the bricks by hand from a hopper into the Tiger-Stone in the desired patten.

From there gravity causes them to slide together, in a sheet of paving, onto the ground.

With a Tiger-Stone workers are able to lay out 400 square metres of new road every day, using paving stones or bricks, compared to a single conventional paver on their hands and knees who would only be able to manage between 75 and 100 square metres.

The device, which is as wide as a road and comes in four, five and six-metre widths, is fed loose bricks and lays them out onto the road as it slowly moves along.

The tread-tracked machine is electrically-powered, and has few moving parts, so noise and maintenance are kept to a minimum.

Once the bricks are in place, all a contractor has to do is go over the new road surface with a tamper, and the new highway is complete. - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - PhosLock WA invention promises new way to manage algal blooms
KeelyNet Dr Douglas says phosphorous from fertilisers and sewage is a major driver of algal blooms in Perth’s river systems.

“The management of algal blooms represents a major on-going challenge in the rivers and estuaries of Western Australia, particularly in the south-west where human impact has led to increases in the quantities of nutrients that in part drive large algal blooms in the spring and summer,” he says.

“Phoslock™ essentially acts like a mineral sponge. It is sprayed onto the surface of the water as a slurry. As it settles it absorbs dissolved phosphorus from the water column. Once settled, it continues to absorb dissolved phosphorus released by the bottom sediments.”

Dr Douglas says Phoslock™ is composed of a finely ground commercial bentonite clay that has been modified to endow it with the property to strongly absorb phosphorus.

“In fact it looks much like the clays one often sees in soils and sediments in river catchments,” he says. - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - Hydrophobic, Ultra Ever Dry dirt-shedding spray, simply magic
What is it? The company says it's a "coating" that will repel almost any liquid by creating a barrier of air on the surface. They don't say what's in the coating. Whatever it is, the How to Apply This Product video suggests you don goggles, gloves and protective gear when you spray. They claim it will protect in temperatures ranging from -30 degrees Fahrenheit to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, but durability is a question. In the video, they say abrasion might affect performance (which makes me wonder how long a pair of sprayed boots would stay dry if you were on a wet, slippery, rocky hiking trail). It's expensive. The base coat is $57.95 and the top coat is $100.95 a quart. On the other hand, if you dare to spray it on your car windows, you wouldn't need window wipers. Or would the windows get too cloudy? If you sprayed it on a car surface, would it affect the gloss? Probably. - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - Automatic, custom Eagle schematics


It’s a simple fact that for every circuit you design, someone else has done it before. If you’re working on a high altitude balloon project, there’s already a project out there with a microcontroller, barometric pressure sensor, and an SD card somewhere out there in a corner of the Internet.

Google will only help so much if you want to copy these previous builds, which led [Ben] to come up with a better solution. He took dozens of building blocks for basic digital projects and put them all into one really great interface called HackEDA.

The premise is simple: most electronic projects are just electronic Lego. You connect your microcontroller to a sensor, add in a battery, throw in a few caps and resistors for good measure, and hopefully everything will work. HackEDA takes all those basic building blocks – microcontrollers, power sources, and sensors – and creates a custom Eagle schematic with all the parts your project needs.

HackEDA is still very much in beta, so there aren’t a whole lot of building blocks to choose from. That said, being able to generate an Eagle schematic with all the parts necessary for your next project is a boon. With this, all you need for a final circuit board is to create a new board file, hit the autorouter, and spend a half hour fixing whatever mess the autorouter made. - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - Sleep Phones - pajamas for your ears
KeelyNet We like to listen to Nature sounds from a box as we go to sleep. A “sleep phone” from, is a kind of headset for people who want to listen to something without disturbing their partner and without uncomfortable ear buds.

Described as “pajamas for the ears,” Sleep Phones are basically a headphone wrapped in fleece. Currently, they connect to your phone with a wire, but a wireless version is coming out in April. We saw them for $30 at discounters.

SleepPhones are the most comfortable headphones for relaxing to music, drowning out snoring and loud neighbors, SleepPhones work with iPod and most music players.

Like soft pajamas for your ears, SleepPhones let you listen to anything in bed without disturbing others. - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - Connecting Android Phones Without Carrier Networks
After disasters (or to minimize expensive data use generally, and take advantage of available Wi-Fi), bypassing the cell network is useful.

But it's not something that handset makers bake into their phones. colinneagle writes with information on a project that tries to sidestep a dependence on the cellular carriers, if there is Wi-Fi near enough for at least some users:

"The Smart Phone Ad-Hoc Networks (SPAN) project reconfigures the onboard Wi-Fi chip of a smartphone to act as a Wi-Fi router with other nearby similarly configured smartphones, creating an ad-hoc mesh network.

These smartphones can then communicate with one another without an operational carrier network. SPAN intercepts all communications at the Global Handset Proxy so applications such as VoIP, Twitter, email etc., work normally." - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - Tesla Motors Battles the New York Times
"Days after the New York Times released a brutal review of Tesla's electric Model S sedan, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has fired back, claiming the Times article was completely bogus and misleading.

In the article in question, Times writer John Broder took the Tesla Model S on a test drive from Washington to Boston, stopping at various service plazas in Delaware and Connecticut well within the projected 265-mile range of the car, as rated by the EPA.

However, Broder's Tesla Model S, despite a heftier 85 kilowatt-hour battery for an extra 100 miles of range in 'ideal conditions,' died shortly before reaching its final destination.

Broder blames the cold weather and heating issues for his abridged trip; Musk, however, claims the driver did not follow Tesla's instructions, which is why his trip was cut so short.

'We've taken great pains to ensure that the car works very well in the cold, which is why we're so incensed by this ridiculous article,' Musk said." - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - Russian Pistol Range
VERY ACCURATE AND ADDICTIVE. - Check this one out … see how good you are with a Russian pistol. All text is in Russian.

Save black powder and money! When the pistol appears, click on the trigger, aim, and fire.

It’s really self-explanatory. You have 3 shots in 30 seconds to hit the target and get your score. It’s addictive.

(Give it a shot and Thanks Lloyd! - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - Shelters seeing more elderly homeless
A 2010 study by the Homeless Research Institute, an arm of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, projected that the number of elderly people who are homeless would increase by 33 percent, from 44,172 in 2010 to 58,772 by 2020, and would double to 95,000 by 2050.

“It seems like there are two main things going on,” said Nan Roman, president and chief executive of the alliance in Washington, D.C.

"One is that there’s a group of people who are homeless who are becoming older. They were younger homeless people, so the population is aging that way. The other thing is that our whole population is aging. Even though older people are less likely to be homeless than other people because they have more of a safety net, because there are more and more older people in general, we are going to have more and more elderly people vulnerable to homelessness.”

Swank sees the numbers increasing locally.

“I’ve been working at Inter-Faith since October 1990,” she said. “In the beginning, we’d have an occasional elderly person come in, but if they came in, they came in with someone else. They always had someone to look after them. In the last 10 years, we have seen more elderly people, and each year it seems like the number increases.” - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - Pepco Customers Claim Smart Meters Make Them Sick
Several Pepco customers say they're experiencing irregular heartbeats, headaches, and dizziness after wireless smart meters were installed at their homes.

Smart Meters communicate with utility companies using wireless technology, which means they emit the same kind of radiation as cell phones.

Pepco customers in Maryland are currently eligible to opt-out of the smart meter program. But Pepco customers in the District don't have a choice. They're stuck with their Smart Meters.

"They should not be allowed to put something in our home that radiates our bodies without our permission. Period," said Desiree Jaworski, interim director of the Center for Safer Wireless."

In 2011, the World Health Organization classified radiofrequency radiation as "possibly carcinogenic to humans."

"That is a scary thought," said Jaworski. "No one knows what the long term ramifications are, but we're exposing ourselves and our children."

In the last year, Pepco has installed smart meters for 99% of their customers in the District and 92% of their customers in Maryland. Marcus Beal, a spokesman for Pepco, says they've received complaints from only a very small percentage of those customers.

"All scientific evidence says the meters are safe. There are not any health concerns," said Beal. - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - Hypnosis for Sleep Apnea?
KeelyNet Thought some might this email of interest;

"Thank you for your work and investigations over the years....I too hope we will see a day that alternative technologies will transform our world for the better.

I suffer from sleep mention deep sleep with the MexiStim...have you ever had a user with apnea respond to you with positive results.

I realise that this will NOT be an endorsement or in anyway considered definative..just curious since I have tried many, many things to address this with no success."

Hola ******!

I won't lie to you to sell a to the best of my knowledge I don't know of anyone using it for sleep apnea.

It is more of a muscular issue than anything as I understand it. - "Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of abnormally low breathing, during sleep."

Seems like most of the 'cures' you find on the net are just trying to sell you something. The current theories about the Mexistim and similar devices is they are supposed to help the cells 'breathe' so they excrete toxins in the expelled fluid and pull in fresh, clean fluid...15 minutes in...15 minutes out and repeat.

Now if I had sleep apnea I would find me a good hypnotist and let him help reprogram my mind.

Some incredible medical cures have been produced using hypnosis but you don't hear much about them these days...they only want to charge you for endless visits, medicines and surgical crap when in this case, its clearly an involuntary mental aberration which I think would be best treated using hypnosis.

JUST SO HAPPENS I have three great old ebooks on hypnotism that list a lot of weird phenomena including medical.

I didn't post any (I don't think I did) of the medical hypnonsis experiments on that page but there are quite a few in the ebooks.

I think a highly probable sleep apnea cure would take the form of a post hypnotic suggestion which could be triggered by a specific action to take effect a few minutes after falling to sleep.

I'm sure there is something in the history of sleep apnea sufferers which produces the problem...

Come to think of it, an even BETTER APPROACH might be going back in time through hypnosis to locate what triggered the problem in the first place and I think it would be the best approach cause it would kill the root of the problem.

Like Barney Fyffe on the Andy Griffith show says 'Nip it, Nip it IN THE BUD'...he is right. (the video is OVERKILL, only a few seconds would get the point across).

So, rather than buy a Mexistim for $250 or $500 which I'm pretty sure would not help an involuntary muscular issue...IF IT WAS ME...I'd try you could buy my 3 ebooks (on one CD) describing hypnotic techniques which give all kinds of samples and experiments, for $24.95 or find a medical or adventurous hypnotist to work with you.

I'll betcha you could find the cause and what? Ah yeah, NIP IT! so it shouldn't you again.

And you could document all this and post it to share with similar sufferers to cure their sleep apnea...but I'd wait a few months after the 'cure' to make sure it 'took'...Cause and effect, don't you know...

Good luck and let me know how it works out or what you use to resolve your sleep apnea issue! - From an email

02/13/13 - Legal Immigrant Speaks Against Gun Control: Shootings a Result of Decay
During a recent public hearing in Hartford, Connecticut about gun violence, the same hearing where the Sandy Hook father explained why his daughter is safer at home where he can protect her with firearms than at school, legal immigrant Henson Ong argued against gun control legislation being proposed in the state.

Ong cited American history, the Los Angeles riots of the 1990s and tyranny overseas as examples as to why the Second Amendment is needed.

He also pointed out that the United States has a long history of gun ownership ranging from high school rifle teams to hunting, yet only in modern times has seen mass school shootings.

He cited multiple court cases in the United States proving Americans have every right to own military grade firearms and have a duty to protect themselves and their country. - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - You'll Have To Take My Guns From My Cold, Dead Hands
Newtown resident, Bill Stevens addresses a gang of CT politicians. His 5th grade daughter's friend was murdered on 12/14/12 'when 911 and lockdown were not enough to protect her from an evil person, not an assault rifle – an inanimate object, an evil person.' He then attempts to educate the group on what the CT constitution and the Bill of Rights say about the right to bear arms. - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - Do Not Consent: The Path to American Freedom
Judge Napolitano asks the provocative question, "Does the government work for us or do we work for the government? Is freedom in America a myth or a reality? Tonight, what if we didn't live in a free country?

What if the Constitution were written not to limit government, but to expand it? What if the Constitution didn't fulfill the promise of the Declaration of Independence, but betrayed it? What if the Constitution actually permitted the government to limit and constrict freedom?

What if the Bill of Rights was just a paper promise, that the government could avoid whenever it claimed the need to do so? What if the same generation -- in some cases the same people -- that drafted the U.S. Constitution enacted laws that violated it? What if the merchants and bankers who financed the American Revolution bought their way into the new government and got it to enact laws that stifled their competition? What if the civil war that was fought in the name of freedom actually advanced the cause of tyranny?

What if the federal government were the product of 150 years of stealing power and liberty and property from the people and the states? What if our political elites spent the 20th century importing the socialist ideas of big government Statism from Europe? What if our political class was adopting the European political culture from which our founding fathers fought so hard to break free?

What if our political leaders no longer acknowledged that our rights come from our humanity, but insisted instead that they come from the government? What if you had to produce your papers to get out of or into our once-free country? What if you couldn't board a plane, a train, or a long-distance bus without providing documentation telling the government who you are and where you're going, without paying the government, and without risking sexual assault?

What if your local police department could shoot down a plane? What if government agents could write their own search warrants, declare their own enemies, and seize whatever property they want? What if the feds could detain you indefinitely, with no visitors, no lawyer, no judge, and no jury? What if they could make you just disappear? What if the government broke its own laws in order to enforce them? What if the government broke down your front door in the middle of the night and shot your dog, and claimed it was a mistake?

What if you worked for the government and the government didn't work for you? What if freedom were a myth? What if we don't live in a free country? What do we do about it?" - Full Article Source

02/13/13 - Noninvasive Brain Stimulation with Low-Intensity Electrical Currents
Really interesting .PDF on CES (cranial electrical stimulation). - Full Article Source


02/09/13 - Awesome, maybe not Perpetual Motion
This guy claims that this invention is a perpetual motion machine, the Philosopher's Stone of physics, the Holy Grail of power. Play the video and check it out for yourself.

The machine uses neodymium magnets and some simple mechanics to achieve its feat. It actually moves into its own for quite a while. How much is that while, we don't know. Of course, it is not going to be perpetual. Even if there was no friction—and inevitable energy loss—the magnets will lose its magnetism after a few years.

But even while the machine will stop because physics are just that stubborn, it's cool to watch. Magnets are always cool, and all the demos that lead to the machine are neat. - Full Article Source

02/09/13 - The Operating Room of the Future
InSightec developed ExAblate 2000 – a surgical system that combines Magnetic resonance imaging and Focused Ultrasound to non-invasively treat tumors inside the body without the need for incisions.

During this outpatient procedure, the patient lies inside an MRI scanner, which provides three-dimensional images of the diseased tissue and surrounding area, enabling precise guidance of the ultrasound waves.

High intensity focused ultrasound waves are then directed into the body at specific tissue, raising the temperature of the targeted tissue to 65 to 85 degrees Celsius, destroying it.

The imaging capabilities of the MRI scanner provide real-time feedback on all aspects of the procedure which gives the physician a high degree of control over its therapeutic outcome.

ExAblate 2000 has been approved to treat uterine fibroids, and is currently in use in the US, Israel, Europe and Asia. Clinical trials are being conducted to evaluate ExAblate for treatment of other diseases such as breast, liver, bone and brain cancers. - (Thanks to my friend and associate Paul Carlson for this amazingly interesting new ultrasound surgical technique. - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/09/13 - China's Radical New Space Drive
"Scientists in China have built and tested a radical new space drive. Although the thrust it produces may not be enough to lift your mobile phone, it looks like it could radically change the satellite industry.

Satellites are just the start: with superconducting components, this technology could generate the thrust to drive everything from deep space probes to flying cars.

And it all started with a British engineer whose invention was ignored and ridiculed in his home country."

The technology is controversial because of that key word "propellantless". Space drives rely on Newton's laws of motion: all are based on the principle of firing propellant out the back at high speed, pushing the spacecraft forward. Even with endless power from solar cells, thrust is still limited by the supply of propellant, even with high-velocity ion drives.

Numerous attempts have been made to overcome this, from the infamous Dean Drive of the 1950's to Nasa's experiments with antigravity from spinning superconductors in the 1990's. All have failed, and the efforts of pseudoscientific cranks and scammers have left the field thoroughly discredited.

British engineer Roger Shaywer stepped into this dangerous field in 2001, after twenty years with European satellite firm EADS Astrium. He set up his own company, Satellite Propulsion Research (SPR) Ltd, with the aid of a modest grant from the UK's Department of Trade and Industry.

Shawyer aimed to develop an EmDrive: a closed, conical container which, when filled with resonating microwaves, experiences a net thrust towards the wide end. It seems to violate of the law of conservation of momentum, implied by Newton, which says that no closed system can have a net thrust.

However, Shawyer says net thrust occurs because the microwaves have a group velocity which is greater in one direction than the other and Einstein's relativity comes into play. Group velocity, the speed of a collection of electromagnetic waves, is a tricky business -- a pulse of light can even have a group velocity which is greater than the speed of light -- but can it really cause net thrust?

Shawyer built a demonstration thruster to test the theory in 2003. The thrust was tiny -- 16 mN, equal to the weight of a couple of peanuts -- but enough to validate the concept. However, sceptics were quick to attack. None of them actually inspected the apparatus, but Shawyer was assailed from all sides online and in the science press.

Criticism was unsophisticated: Newton said it was impossible, therefore he must be a fraud. Even the most advanced theoretical critique, produced by John Costella, a PhD in relativistic electrodynamics, amounted to arguing about the direction of an arrow on one of Shawyer's diagrams.

Shawyer continued to produce and test more advanced demonstrators, working out elaborate ways of ensuring that the test results are valid and not the result of air currents, friction, ionization, interference or electromagnetic effects.

Such effects can easily ruin experiments where small forces are involved. The Nasa investigation into supposed antigravity eventually found that the apparatus was actually causing electronic interference within the measuring system and producing false readings rather than negating the Earth's pull.

The latest paper describes their latest thruster and gives the test results in details, showing that with a couple of kilowatts of power they can produce 720 mN (about 72 grams) of thrust.

It may not sound very much, less than three ounces, but in space a little thrust goes a long way. Boeing's advanced XIPS thruster, which fires out Xenon ions at high speed, generates less than a quarter as much thrust from twice as much power. It's used to maintain satellites in position, or move them to a slightly different orbit. Crucially, Xips weights about twenty kilos, more than an equivalent EmDrive, and the propellant for prolonged operation can weigh much more.

Propellant can account for as much as half the launch weight of a geostationary satellite. This means that, in principle, fitting one with an EmDrive rather than a conventional drive, could halve launch costs. Shawyer notes that EmDrives no more powerful than the Chinese one could keep the International Space Station in position without the need for costly refueling.

Meanwhile, Shawyer is moving on to bigger plans. The amount of thrust produced by an EmDrive is determined by the Q value of the cavity, which measures how well it resonates. A tuning fork has a high Q value in air; put it in treacle and it is damped and does not resonate so well.

By using superconducting apparatus, Shawyer says that the Q value, and hence thrust, can be boosted by a factor of several thousand -- producing perhaps a tonne of thrust per kilowatt of power. Suddenly it's not about giving a satellite a slight nudge, it's about launching spacecraft.

Shawyer estimates that the prototype superconducting thruster could be ready in 2016. Even the most hardened sceptic would find it hard to ignore a thruster capable of levitating itself in the air.

However, the EmDrive cannot violate the law of conservation of energy. It can exert force, but accelerating a vehicle over a distance still requires a huge amount of power, and ultimately it still needs a big power supply.

Personal EmDrive jetpacks are unlikely, but Shawyer has plans for a deep space propulsion unit, an EmDrive-assisted spaceplane capable of taking off from an a runway and travelling to Australia in three hours -- and a personal air vehicle the size of a car. - Full Article Source

02/09/13 - DIY Rocket Stove Mass Heater heats home with 80% to 90% less wood
KeelyNet This could be the cleanest and most sustainable way to heat a conventional home. Some people have reported that they heat their home with nothing more than the dead branches that fall off the trees in their yard. And they burn so clean, that a lot of sneaky people are using them illegally, in cities, without detection.

When somebody first told me about rocket mass heaters, none of it made sense. The fire burns sideways? No smoke? If a conventional wood stove is 75% efficient, doesn't that mean the most wood you could possibly save is something like 25%? How do you have a big hole right over the fire and not have the house fill with smoke? I was skeptical.

And then I saw one in action. The fire really does burn sideways. The exhaust is near room temperature - and very clean. The smoke doesn't come back up because a huge amount of air is getting sucked into the wood hole. Neat! I sat on one that had not had a fire in it for 24 hours - it was still hot!

heat your home with 80% to 90% less wood
exhaust is nearly pure steam and CO2 (a little smoke at the beginning)
the heat from one fire can last for days
you can build one in a day and half
folks have built them spending less than $20

The sticks stand straight up. Only the bottom ends of the sticks burn. The fire burns sideways. Since the heat riser is insulated, it gets freaky hot. This causes a strong convective current. When the hot gasses hit the barrel, it gives off a lot of heat, which cools the gasses which get much smaller and easier to push around. The gasses that exit are usually just carbon dioxide and steam.

The real magic happens with the heat riser. The strong convective current is what makes the air get sucked in through the wood feed so that the fire burns sideways and the smoke doesn't come out. It is also the place where it gets so hot that all of the smoke is burned. - Full Article Source

02/09/13 - Rejuvenation and growing back limbs with a 'frequency'
KeelyNet For those who have never heard of CES or cranial electro stimulation here is an article that explains what it is, what it does, and the history behind CES. The late Dr Beck brought these wonderful devices to the market for our benefit. The latest braintuner is called the Sota BT7.

There are other brands of CES devices that will work as well, most are more expensive. So if you are intersted in trying CES for addictions, anxiety, depression or insomnia the Sota BT7 is the least expensive way to benefit from CES.

At any rate, they were getting results with the device as primitive as it was and it began to appear that the neuro-electric therapy group, the magnet group were not going to produce anything. They were either unable or unwilling to do it.

Now this could lead to a great deal of speculation as to who got to whom, whether the Mafia was involved or some of the pharmaceutical houses or what have you. By the way, Meg’s reason for not accepting the government’s offer was that she wanted an entirely new category. Paul had conveyed to her that “If you will come in under the grandfather clause, it will get you approval by the FDA, which will permit animal and human experimentation.”

Meg absolutely and totally refused to do this. She wanted a new category for neuro-electric therapy, not realizing that this category had been preempted by CES, which is Cranial Electro Stimulation and a long list of generic terms. We tried to explain to Meg that since Reagan there are only under 300 investigators still working for the Food and Drug Administration and this is an accurate figure.

There are over 80,000 devices awaiting their investigation and approval. If you have another 5 to 6 million dollars and ten years to wait—even if we get you at the front of the list—it’s not going to fly. But she absolutely insisted that she would not come in under the grandfather clause for a TENS unit.

Although these devices do a great deal more than any TENS unit, they cannot make claims for what they actually do because this would put them in a new category. And this means human and animal tests, certification, all of the research that goes on and on and on and takes a tremendous amount of money.

There had been an ongoing debate between Robert O. Becker who was Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at the Syracuse VA Hospital, and a student of his Dr. Andy Bassett, Columbia University, as to which frequencies would rehabilitate, rejuvenate and grow limbs back on amputated animals.

Okay, Becker was using actually attached electrodes and putting current directly into the system. Now he and I have shared several conferences in Canada over the years. He’s a brilliant man—he’s rather bitter. At one time he had been nominated for a Nobel Prize for his work, but because he was a little outspoken, like some of the rest of our family, he got to enjoy a rather early retirement.

He was also speaking out on the fact that the power lines were causing undue clusters of illness here in the eastern United States. But, he had a student named Andy Bassett who has made … a device, which has been accepted by the orthopedic mainstream ethical physicians.

A little magnetic paddle, which is put near the non-union fracture which, induces a current into that area by induction. Now here we have two separate approaches. We have a little ongoing discussion like Dr. Salk and Dr. Sabin.

You can’t get around either one of them without having them absolutely assassinate the other one. … This discussion [Becker vs Bassett research] became so heated that some funds were laundered and sent to Great Britain to find out just what was really going on.

The results of this were reported for the first time publicly at a conference in Quebec last year by the principle investigator from Cambridge. A person of female persuasion by the way, who finally located the secret frequency that was causing the tissue to rejuvenate.

In the case of a rat they would amputate an extremity and put on the electrode. The blood seepage would indifferentiate, go to the area and start growing the tissue which had been there originally, as though there had been some type of architectural pattern that had restored the memory of the RNA, DNA close to the site to reproduce the proper tissue.

It didn’t turn into kidney tissue or brain tissue or testicles, it turned into whatever happened to have been there before the amputation.

In human beings, young children, they have grown fingers back. If you follow this—it is an extremely delicate subject because they’re not supposed to be doing this with human subjects. But when they get off the conference, they will talk to you about what has actually been going on with this. Now, they ran many, many, many animal studies.

They held a frequency constant and varied the waveform, they held a voltage constant and varied the frequency, and they held the voltage and frequency constant and varied the pulse repetition rate. One of the three magic numbers was publicly disclosed at this conference a year ago last August in Canada.

It was very much unsuspected. It was over 2 kilohertz. I can’t, well, I can give it to this group—2.72 kilohertz.

When that particular frequency was in the shotgun effect of the device, the limb re-grew. When it was filtered out or when the slope of the curve was altered so that that frequency was not predominant, it didn’t grow.

Now there are three other magic numbers, which caused the rejuvenation, the healing, rapid re-stimulation of the neuro-transmitters. These were developed on another government grant program and I am not at liberty to tell you what they are. - Full Article Source

02/09/13 - Heads up, trust only a few and watch your back
KeelyNet From 2001 Keelynet Conference Products
The World of Free Energy -
by Peter Lindemann - amazing range of new information based on years of research. The 'power conversion tube' used with the EV Gray motor is shown to be based on Teslas unidirectional pulse discoveries which changed the course of his investigations from high power AC to high power DC pulses. Also covered are a unique new coil design which is claimed to offer no resistance as the load increases, use of 'river sand' for fast response variable reluctance cores, a novel alloy which produces hydrogen and oxygen from water without dissolving or sacrificing the alloy and a wealth of new and novel information as well as insights into tips which many at the conference believe can be incorporated into designs that will lead to practical free energy devices over the next year.

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I paid Peter Lindemann (and 7 other speakers) to present his work at my conference in 2001 in Dallas, it cost me $13,000 out of my pocket and we made about $8,000 so I lost $5,000;

I paid $3,000 to have the conference and speakers taped to sell their videos which I have done now for 12 years; - The World of Free Energy - by Peter Lindemann.

I moved to Mexico so now 12 years later, I've lost his release and he knows it, so he is now selling MY VIDEO which I paid for and he KNOWS THIS. What a turncoat and so Greedy... It's all about money right? And who all you can screw to make more money...not for me, ademonios enemigo and we'll see who loses most on this.

I posted about a 10 minute video many years ago of all my speakers to youtube so now 12 years later, these money grubbing fools pull this stunt with full knowledge by you-know-who. I'll never buy any of their junk or ever trust this guy again. Had the gut feeling even at the conference he ain't right but he had what seemed to be real info and was one of us...guess not, should have trusted my gut feelings about him.

So I received this from of a copyright complaint;


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I went to delete the video and its already down. Others had apparently reposted my 10 minute excerpt of THE VIDEO I PAID TO HAVE MADE and I see they have copyright infringement claims against them too. Sorry folks, not my doing as I play fair.

So I had to take this 'course' and pass their test, so I have deleted the 10 minute section from the Lindemann video I PAID TO HAVE DONE AND STUPIDLY GAVE HIM A COPY OF MY MASTER 11 years ago which he now thinks is his and he can sell solo...karma will fix his little red wagon...wait and see. - JWD - Personal distate and lack of respect or trust for yet another one gone to the dark side for MONEY

02/09/13 - 'Star Trek' headband help banish migraines?
KeelyNet The device - which 'looks like something out of Star Trek' - delivers electric impulses to the supraorbital nerve that controls sensation in and around the eye.

A study found those who used it were suffering about a third fewer debilitating headaches after a couple of months.

The number of people whose migraines were reduced by half or more were also tripled, according to the findings published online in Neurology.

Professor Jean Schoenen said: 'The device consists of a thin silver band that looks like something out of Star Trek.

'It is hooked over the ears and worn across the forehead like futuristic sunglasses. Patients don it once daily for 20 minutes.'

A similar technique has worked on patients with pain in other parts of the body such as the back.

It involves connecting the device to the nerve responsible and sending an electronic pulse to prevent it from causing pain.

In the study 67 people who had an average of four migraine attacks a month were followed for four weeks with no treatment.

Then they received either the stimulation 20 minutes a day for three months or a sham device where the electric impulses delivered were at levels too low to have any effect.

Those given the stimulation had fewer migraine days in the third month compared to the first - falling from seven to five while there was no change for those given the dummy.

The study also found 38 per cent for those who had the stimulation saw their symptoms halve compared to 12 per cent in the control group.

Around one in four women and one in 12 men experience migraines which can be set off by alcohol, stress, fluorescent lighting and foods such as chocolate, red wine and caffeine.

The device, known as Cefaly, is CE marked and costs around £260. It has been submitted to the FDA in the U.S but has not yet been approved. - Full Article Source

02/09/13 - Electricity Gives Bubbles Super Strength
KeelyNet "Left to its own devices, a bubble will weaken and pop as the fluid sandwiched between two thin layers of soap succumbs to gravity and drains toward the floor.

But when researchers trapped a bubble between two platinum electrodes and cranked up the voltage, the fluid reversed direction and actually flowed up, against the force of gravity.

The newly strong and stable bubbles could live for hours, and even visibly change colors as their walls grew fatter.

Because soap film is naturally only nanometers thick, this whimsical experiment could help scientists create more efficient labs-on-chips, the mazes of nanotunnels that can diagnose disease based on the movements of a miniscule drop of blood." - Full Article Source

02/09/13 - DHS Can Seize Your Electronics Within 100 Mi.of US Border, Says DHS
KeelyNet "In a not-so-unexpected move, the Department of Homeland Security has concluded that travelers along the nation's borders may have their electronics seized and the contents of those devices examined for any reason whatsoever — all in the name of national security.

According to legal precedent, the Fourth Amendment — the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures — does not apply along the border.

The memo highlights the friction between today's reality that electronic devices have become virtual extensions of ourselves housing everything from e-mail to instant-message chats to photos and our papers and effects — juxtaposed against the government's stated quest for national security.

By the way, the government contends the Fourth-Amendment-Free Zone stretches 100 miles inland from the nation's actual border."" - Full Article Source

02/09/13 - Programming a 555 chip


[Phillip] needed a way to trigger an input every 8 hours or so. This is a snap with a microcontroller with a proper timer, but he recently heard about a very cool programmable timer chip that’s also a 555. Of course CSS555 timer chip has an obscure programming interface, but that isn’t a problem when you can program it yourself with a parallel port.

The CSS555 timer chip (PDF…) is a strange little beast. It’s pin compatible with everyone’s favorite timer IC, but also has a programming mode that allows the output to trigger on every 1 cycle, every 10 cycles, and so on up to one output every million cycles. Basically, it’s a 555 with a huge programmable capacitor that only costs two bucks.

After building a programming circuit from a 74125 hex buffer chip, [Philip] connected his programmer to the parallel port of an ancient PC. For a little retrocomputing cred, he wrote a small app in Forth that pushes commands from the parallel port to the CSS555 chip, greatly increasing the time delay of the chip’s stock configuration.

It’s a neat build, and an awesome introduction to a really cool timer chip. Of course this could be easily replicated with a $2 microcontroller, but that wouldn’t give [Philip] the satisfaction of using a 555. - Full Article Source

02/09/13 - Voltage of Sunset Is Large (May, 1930)
Voltage of Sunset Is Large - THE electric voltage of a sunset is 2000 volts higher than of a sunrise.

Day and night three vast electric currents, like rapid tidal floods, rush around the spinning earth in layers of the air 80 or 90 miles above the ground.

On the night side of the globe there is one electric current, flowing continually eastward and totalling about three million amperes equivalent, at the 2000-volt potential, to about eight million horsepower.

On the day side of the earth there are two currents. - Full Article Source

02/09/13 - Ants Use Sound To Communicate
"A new study shows that ant pupae—a stage between larvae and adult—can communicate via sound, and that this communication can be crucial to their survival.

The young insects have a specialized spike along their abdomen that they stroke with one of their hind legs, similar to dragging the teeth of a comb along the edge of a table.

This noise serves primarily as an emergency beacon, allowing the ants to shout for help when being threatened by a predator."

Scientists have known for decades that ants use a variety of small chemicals known as pheromones to communicate. Perhaps the most classic example is the trail of pheromones the insects place as they walk. Those behind them follow this trail, leading to long lines of ants marching one by one.

However, the insects also use pheromones to identify which nest an ant is from and its social status in that nest. Because this chemical communication is so prevalent and complex, researchers long believed that this was the primary way ants shared information.

However, several years ago, researchers began to notice that adults in some ant genuses, such as Myrmica, which contains more than 200 diverse species found across Europe and Asia, made noise. These types of ants have a specialized spike along their abdomen that they stroke with one of their hind legs, similar to dragging the teeth of a comb along the edge of a table.

Preliminary studies seemed to indicate that this noise served primarily as an emergency beacon, allowing the ants to shout for help when being threatened by a predator.

Larvae and young pupae have soft outer skeletons, which means their specialized spikes haven't yet formed and they can't make noise. However, as the pupae mature, their covering hardens into a tough exoskeleton like that found in adult ants. These older pupae do have fully functional spikes but were generally thought to be silent. - Full Article Source

02/09/13 - Diet Soda Increases the Risk of Diabetes
Yet another study confirms what people have been saying for ages: Stop drinking diet soda. Like, right now. Drinking just one 12-ounce can of an artificially sweetened fizzy drink per week can increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes by 33 percent, French researchers found. And given that most people don't stop at a single weekly serving, your real risk for diabetes could actually be much higher.

The study, which was announced Thursday and will be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, was conducted by France's National Institute of Health and Medical Research and covered 66,118 middle-aged women whose dietary habits and health were tracked from 1993 to 2007.

The results were unexpected. Though it's well-known that people who consume a lot of sugar are more likely to develop diabetes, the researchers found that participants who drank "light" or "diet" soft drinks had a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than those who drank regular, sugar-filled sodas. Those who drank 100 percent natural squeezed fruit juices instead had no additional risk.

Women who choose artificially flavored soft drinks usually drink twice as many of them as women who choose regular soda or juice—2.8 glasses per week compared to 1.6 glasses.

"Yet when an equal quantity is consumed, the risk of contracting diabetes is higher for 'light' or 'diet' drinks than for 'non-light' or 'non-diet' drinks," the researchers, epidemiologists Francoise Clavel-Chapelon and Guy Fagherazzi, said in a statement.

Women who drank up to 500 milliliters (about 12 ounces) of artificially sweetened beverages per week were 33 percent more likely to develop the disease, and women who drank about 600 milliliters (about 20 ounces) per week had a 66 percent increase in risk.

Drinking sweetened beverages increases the risk of becoming overweight, which is itself a risk factor in developing diabetes. But the study didn't find that the results were the same even among overweight women. So how can artificially sweetened drinks be making the problem worse if they're fat- and calorie-free? - Full Article Source

02/09/13 - iPhone Home Button Broken? Here's A Handy Solution
Complete home button malfunction is one of the more common maladies befalling iPhones, if Apple's support forums are any indication.

Fact is, you can get your home button on the touchscreen, available for you at any point that the screen is powered on.

Go into Settings, and then General, and then Accessibility, and then Assistive Touch. Turn Assistive Touch on, and you'll see a persistent white dot in the top left corner of your screen.

This is your new home button, and more: Tapping it will open a menu that can take you home, launch Siri, lock your screen and turn the volume up and down, among other features.

You can drag that button anywhere on the screen you desire, pinning it down wherever you find most convenient.

It's a fantastic feature for those who find themselves with a malfunctioning home button, and also seems far safer to use while driving. Those who have difficulty with the iPhone's home or volume buttons -- men and women with arthritis, for example -- might also find it much easier to navigate their phones with an on-screen button. - Full Article Source

02/09/13 - Texas "Anti Drone" Laws Would be Toughest in USA
Gooden tells 1200 WOAI news that his bill would have limited exceptions, including allowing drones within 25 miles of the Rio Grande for drug and illegal immigrant interdiction programs, or for use by law enforcement with a valid search or arrest warrant, with 'probable cause to believe that a person has committed a felony.'

"Do we want out local police departments laying off officers and simply parking drones over our homes to keep an eye on all of us?" Gooden asked.

Gooden's measure would make it illegal for any image which was taken by a drone-based camera from being used in any civil or criminal court proceeding.

"These drones are going to get so cheap that soon you'll be able to buy your own drone at Best Buy," Gooden said. "You could park it a foot above the ground in your neighbor's back yard and film into their house. If someone wanted to film your children out playing by the pool and put that video on the Internet, as creepy as that sounds."

Gooden says his measure is being introduced now, rather than five years from now when drones will become more ubiquitous, because now is the time to come up with laws, before there is a 'drone lobby' which will be out in force to protect the drone industry. He points out if we would have had laws prohibiting texting and driving been passed 15 years ago, texting and driving would not be the problem it is today. - Full Article Source

02/09/13 - 90s Cowboys used DMSO ointment for horses
“When I heard about deer antler spray, I said that’s nothing. We used to use this stuff called DMSO. That’s what veterinarians put on horses’ muscles and we used it in the locker room.

We had a bottle and you’d take it. It goes right to the blood stream.

I’m not sure about this deer antler stuff, but it was prevalent in our locker room. It’s called DMSO.

You get it from the veterinarian. It’s an ointment that’s like anti-inflammatory.

You put it on your skin and you put it on a muscle, and I guarantee you, in about 30 minutes you’d feel great.

If you’re going to talk about the deer antler stuff, we used DMSO and people knew it. Everyone knew about it.” - Full Article Source

02/09/13 - Asian astrologers warn of stormy Year of Snake
KeelyNet Those who make predictions according to the study of feng shui -- or literally "wind-water" -- are influential in many parts of Asia, where people adjust their lives or renovate houses and offices based on the advice.

As they bid farewell to the Year of the Dragon, the fortune tellers warn that the "black water snake" that emerges to replace it on February 10 -- the first day of the Lunar New Year -- could be a venomous one that brings disaster.

Previous Snake years have been marked by the September 11, 2001 terror strikes that killed nearly 3,000 people, the crushing of the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy protests and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

The 1929 stock market plunge that heralded the Great Depression also occurred in a snake year.

Hong Kong's celebrity feng shui master Mak Ling-ling predicts the stock markets will enjoy a smooth first-half before becoming turbulent in the second half of the year, which she links to the characteristics of the reptile.

"It's just like the movement of snakes -- fast, aggressive and sharp, but cunning and tricky at the same time," she tells AFP. - Full Article Source


02/06/13 - Coke is the secret of this green mobile's energy!
KeelyNet The modified phone that runs on Coca-Cola can sustain 3-4 times longer than a conventional battery on a single charge.

A Chinese developer, Daizi Zheng, now based out of the U.K., started working on this innovative work as a client project aimed at designing an eco-friendly phone for Nokia.

"This is a client project aimed at designing an eco-friendly phone for Nokia. As a result of my research, I discovered that conventional phone batteries are: expensive, harmful to the environment and difficult to dispose of," said Zheng.

Zheng says the concept is based on the idea to create a pollution-free environment by using bio-batteries as an alternative to conventional batteries. A bio-battery is an eco-friendly, energy supply system, which uses enzymes as a catalyst to generate electricity from carbohydrates (currently, sugar).

In order to use the bio-battery as a power source for the phone, all that is required is a small supply of a sugary drink said Zheng, and further added, "Once the battery dies only Oxygen and water remains." - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - Researchers study low-energy nuclear reactions for sustainable energy


A small Minnesota company is gambling that a new line of scientific research could lead to development of a breakthrough alternative energy.

In Pine River, Hunt Utilities Group sits on a 70-acre campus dotted with an eclectic mix of experimental buildings designed to promote sustainable living.

Researchers there are focusing on a theoretical energy source once commonly known as "cold fusion." They're asking new questions about a technology widely dismissed by the mainstream scientific community.

Visits to the company, founded by Paul and Lynn Hunt, begin with a tour of their experimental home. A single element from a water heater sends hot water through pipes in the floors. Heavy insulation and passive solar heat keep the cost of heating the 4,000 square-foot house to less than $50 a month.

The self-taught inventor patented the "turtle meter," which allows utility companies to remotely read electric power meters. Hunt sold his invention for tens of millions. His company is now using the money for research and development, searching for the next breakthrough invention to sustain the company and its 20 employees.

That's where cold fusion comes in. The technology was first introduced in 1989 by two scientists who claimed they were able to produce excess heat from an experiment that combined hydrogen and electricity with various metals.

When other scientists were unable to consistently replicate the effect, mainstream scientists largely rejected cold fusion.

With a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota, Ryan Hunt is head of research and development at his parent's company.

He stands over a pair of small, transparent tubes containing ceramic structures that hold pairs of hair-thin wires. The apparatus is similar to ones he saw demonstrated by an Italian scientist at a conference in Korea last summer.

Hunt said he and his team achieved the cold fusion effect for the first time just last month.

The same unexplainable effect has reportedly been achieved at more than 100 other laboratories worldwide. Most have ditched the term "cold fusion" in favor of the term "low-energy nuclear reactions."

While the federal government is not investing much resources into the technology, scientists at NASA's Langley Research Center have begun studies.

Benjamin Bayman, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Minnesota, does not believe the processes that scientists have achieved are nuclear in nature, but said that the science is probably worth pursuing.

"There are phenomenon going on there that are not properly understood. And so it would be good if we did understand them," Bayman said. "Once we do understand them, there may well be some practical applications."

Company founder Paul Hunt is patient. He thought up his turtle meter idea 25 years before the device became reality. He hopes that low-energy nuclear reactions technology will also result in a long term payoff.

"We know it's a risk, and we think the payback is potentially bigger than the risk, so that's why we're doing it," he said. Hunt believes in the technology enough to invest more than half a million dollars annually into its research. - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - Fight Your Own Muscles To Create Force-Feedback On Smartphones
"Researchers in Germany have developed a device that allows users of portable devices, such as smartphones, experience force-feedback from games using just their own muscles... and a small EMS device.

When stimulated by a painless electric pulse, the player's arm moves the device in whichever direction the game commands. The player then fights the movement with their other muscles, creating a strong sensation that the device itself is bucking in their hands.

According to the developers, users found the sensation much more realistic than traditional vibrotactile feedback. (Should make PvP more interesting too.)"

We propose mobile force feedback by eliminating motors and instead actuating the user's muscles using electrical stimulation. Without the motors, we obtain substantially smaller devices. Our prototype fits on the back of a mobile phone.

It actuates users' forearm muscles via four electrodes, which causes users' muscles to contract involuntarily, so that they tilt the device sideways.

As users resist this motion using their other arm, they perceive force feedback.

Beyond medicine and muscle training, EMS has been mainly brought to the fore by artists like Daito Manabe of Japan, who used it to set his facial muscles twitching alarmingly to music.

"As far as we know we're the first to apply EMS to force-feedback in mobile gaming," says Lopes. - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - Two Heads Mindmeld Better Than One For Brain-Computer Interfaces


"My mind to your mind... my thoughts to your thoughts...

Researchers at the University of Essex have shown that combining the output from two non-invasive 'brain-computer interfaces,' computer-interpreted EEG signals, led to a much clearer signal of the subjects' intention than the output from a single subject.

To test this idea, they had two subjects try to steer a simulated space-ship at a target planet, by thinking of one of eight possible directions.

While a single user could achieve 67% accuracy,
this jumped to 90% when two minds were combined.

Researchers believe the technique also compensates for individual lapses in attention, and thus may have applications in real-world space missions."

They developed a simulator in which pairs of BCI users had to steer a craft towards the dead centre of a planet by thinking about one of eight directions that they could fly in, like using compass points. Brain signals representing the users' chosen direction, as interpreted by the machine-learning system, were merged in real time and the spacecraft followed that path.

The results, to be presented at an Intelligent User Interfaces conference in California in March, strongly favoured two-brain navigation.

And when coping with sudden changes in the simulated planet's position, reaction times were halved, too. Combining signals eradicates the random noise that dogs EEG signals.

"When you average signals from two people's brains, the noise cancels out a bit," says team member Riccardo Poli.

The technique can also compensate for a lapse in attention. "It is difficult to stay focused on the task at all times. So when a single user has momentary attention lapses, it matters. But when there are two users, a lapse by one will not have much effect, so you stay on target," Poli says.

KeelyNet (You might remember my friend Patrick Flanagan's Neurophone which modulates the nervous system so you can 'hear without ears'. There were many strange reports in its time, one being that a person using a Neurophone to listen to music could simply touch another person and that person could then hear the same music. Now they can transmit data through your body and into your personal gadgets, without wires, just a skin contact. - JWD)

Excalibur Briefing - The Neurophone - The neurophone is a device that, contrary to all present theory and knowledge, will directly “pump the brain” and reproduce sound and information directly in the brain and mind system, without going through the auditory system at all.

G. Patrick FLANAGAN - Neurophone - Patents and Articles - The rights to Patent No. 3,393,279 are owned by Intelectron, Inc. of New York City. The FDA will not permit it to be marketed because it uses a low frequency r-f carrier, and they are very sensitive these days about the biological effects of r-f radiation.

KeelyNet But Pat Flanagan is an inventor. With his original patent rights in the hands of another company and with an FDA ban on its production, Flanagan developed the second neurophone device covered by Patent No. 3,647,970 which does not use an r-f carrier and does not involve high voltages. At the behest of the Department of Defense, the Department of Commerce placed Flanagan's new device under secrecy order No. 756,124 dated August 28, 1968. Flanagan was able to get this secrecy order rescinded in 1972 to permit the patent to be issued.

I sat in Flanagan's study and listened to the new neurophone on July 26, 1979. It works even better than the original one. It operates from eight Type AA alkaline penlight cells. The audio signal is double differentiated and converted to a 60 volt square wave which is then run through a zero crossing detector. The sensor electrodes are one inch diameter plates made from lead zirconium titanate insulated on one side with epoxy that also seals the attachment of the lead from the neurophone.

With one electrode placed on the soft skin of my calf and the other on my chest, I heard the audio information from the tape recorder input in my head. I listened to both speech and music, and the fidelity was outstanding.

I had a cassette tape recorder running two feet from me while this was going on; there is no evidence of the audio information recorded on the cassette by the recorder; I was the only entity hearing the neurophone, and it was therefore not producing and sound waves that the microphone of the recorder could pick up.

As I knew 17 years ago, the Flanagan neurophone works. I dont give a doodly damn what all you bloody experts out there have presumptuously stated in your outraged fan letters to me. I am forced to repeat the immortal words of Dr. J. C. Warren voiced after performing the first surgery with a patient under ether anesthetic administrated by Dr. William Thomas Green Morton in Boston on October 16, 1846: "Gentlemen, this is no humbug!"

New Age forum emails from Flanagan - I have talked to David Cole about my scalar wave receivers and we will be testing them out on some dolphins. I will keep you informed about what we find.

The Minto apparatus was used to locate schools of fish because the antenna can be made very directional. Two ships can therefore locate schools of fish by triangulating scalar wave emissions from the fish. We have not idea why fish emit scalar signals. Every type of fish tested had a particular "signature". The scalar signals were all transmitted in the acoustic frequency range. It may be that fish use these signals as a form of navigational signal in much the same way dolphins use acoustic search signals.

I met Dr. Motoyama in Tokyo in 1974. He was using a circuit that was similar to my first Neurophone to measure the energy of chakras. The device consisted of an apparatus in which a person stands. A capacitor electrode arrangement moved up and down the body. The capacitor electrodes were measuring the change in dielectric activity in the body at various locations.

The chakras produce a dynamic change in the dielectric constant of the air in the area around the body. By measuring these changes, you can detect the vibration and energy levels. By attaching appropriate electronics to the Neurophone, we could also measure the dynamics of the chakras.

The Neurophone circuit can be used as a scalar transmitter or receiver. Capacitors and the action of energy storage in dielectrics is not understood by people who work with capacitors every day in electronic circuit design. The phenomenon of energy storage in a capacitor is due to scalar polarization. The same thing is true of energy storage in "space" by magnetic fields. By understanding the true nature of "capacitors" we can unlock the key to using scalar phenomena. - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - Brotherhood
This year's Budweiser Super Bowl ad isn't funny or sexy, but you just might shed a tear.

For decades, Anheuser-Busch has used its famous Clydesdales in Super Bowl ads for Budweiser. Instead of a herd of majestic hoof-stomping steeds thundering across a valley floor, this year's 60-second ad centers on the bond an adorable Clydesdale foal shares with his trainer.

The latest star is barely two weeks old. A foal born January 16 at Anheuser-Busch's Warm Springs Ranch near the mid-Missouri town of Boonville is featured in an ad that will appear in Sunday's game between the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers and AFC champion Baltimore Ravens. - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - America will be "Whole Again"
When our troops are home, we are more than a family. We are a nation that is whole again. - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - Space Weather and Energy from Space
Fact vs Opinion: The 'Weather Modification' segment contains many statements of my personal opinion on the negative aspects of the various applications. I have nothing but my humble opinion on those matters; humans survived this event before, and we can do it again now.

1) The climate change is real, and there is more to it than CO2 and 'global warming' - it is all extremes.
2) The entire solar system appears to be changing simultaneously.
3) The magnetic changes on earth began hundreds of years ago, and need to be tracked more effectively.
4) Weather modification appears to be implemented, and IMHO it is a zero-sum game.

HAARP comments are meant to help focus our efforts to properly identify these various machines of modification. While auroral modulation has it's benefits, my negative comments about weather modification applies to HAARP as well. - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - 9/11 - The Engineers' Report - Just the facts
KeelyNet This is the 1-hour version of our 1 ½ hour groundbreaking documentary 9/11: Explosive Evidence -- Experts Speak Out which is available for purchase as a DVD in our online store at or as a download or video-on-demand at .

See also the video of the Pledge Breaks by Shari Bernson and AE911Truth's Richard Gage, AIA - interviewed on air in Denver, CO during this historic TV premiere of 9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out". visit

Public Broadcasting Station, Colorado Public Television (, have courageously thrust themselves at the forefront of our nation's public service media network. CPT12 recently aired this powerful and controversial film as a featured premium during their Summer fundraising campaign. The PBS national website then posted the re-broadcast which quickly became one of their "Most Watched" as well as "Most Shared" programs on PBS.

We are approaching the 11th year since that fateful day in September and more and more people are becoming aware that they haven't gotten the whole story on 9/11. Over 1700 architects & engineers are leading the way at AE911TRUTH, with dozens of additional professionals joining them in this documentary to put their careers on the line in their demand for a new independent investigation.

High-rise architects, structural engineers, scientists, physicists, chemists, scholars, educators, firefighters, forensic fire engineers, demolition experts and others have put together a ground-breaking scientific assessment of the events at the World Trade Center.

The sudden, complete collapse of the third skyscraper on 9/11, WTC Building 7 at 5:20pm, is now being seen around the world as "the smoking gun" which disproves the official story about 9/11.

These experts also introduce additional "overwhelming evidence" for a controlled demolition hypothesis at WTC which is disturbing to say the least.

The film does not speculate, and empathizes with viewers by also presenting the most popular segment of the film, which introduces the professional perspectives of eight psychologists who explain some of the reasons why it is so hard for people to face the scientific evidence.

This is the most scientific and compelling 9/11 documentary film to date, containing vital information that demands action from all of us. We can no longer afford to ignore the World Trade Center evidence.

Face it, we are disposable cattle... 911 - Three buildings intentionally destroyed with controlled demolition to kill nearly 3,000 people who were simply 'collateral damage' for political goals.

Too many 911 anomalies covered up promote and fund the 'war on terrorism', destroy our country and ignore our constitutional rights and it worsens daily because people don't seem to care to pursue the truth and hold the ones responsible to accountability.

So the real perpetrators get off scotfree and we are inflicted with paranoia, suspicion, huge unending debt, pure guilt of killing so many innocents in this idiotic Don Quixote quest for terror AT HOME and around the planet. One day WE will ALL be held accountable and punished in a big way, so don't be surprised when the dominoes fall. - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - Australian Economists Predictions No Better Than Flipping a Coin
KeelyNet "The Reserve Bank of Australia did some investigation into the accuracy of their economic predictions — the ones they use to run the country — with less than flattering results.

'70 per cent of the RBA's forecasts for underlying inflation for the year ahead were close to the mark, but its predictions of economic growth were less accurate, and its unemployment rate estimates no better than [chance] ...

The Reserve Bank employs numbers of people on very high pay and what they're admitting now is that their — all of this so-called science — has produced nothing more than what a roll of the dice could produce.'"

"What they were saying there is, particularly for growth forecasts or their unemployment rate forecasts, that they really weren't too much better than the consensus or even flipping a coin kind of forecasts," he explained.

"Statistically, you're not doing too much better than someone walking drunk down the road I guess."

Stephen Halmarick, head of investment markets research at Colonial First State and the Australian Business Economists group, says the RBA paper showed that economic predictions are not that useful.

"Most economists, including those at the RBA, are not actually not particularly good at forecasting some major economic variables," he said.

Bill Mitchell is more critical. "When there's people's jobs and their livelihoods at stake, you want to be very careful in the way in which you impose policy changes based upon your technical forecasts," he argued.

"What we know is that the RBA has been error prone in its forecasts and then imposed monetary policy that was inappropriate and inappropriate for too long."

The media, companies and governments also closely watch the monthly figures from the Bureau of Statistics, for example, on the unemployment rate.

However, Justin Fabo says there is a wide range of error, as the bureau itself makes clear. "On a monthly basis, the ABS are very transparent about this, that they say we've got a sample, we're not surveying the whole population," he said.

"If anyone's making decisions based on one month of data or two months of data then it's a very brave person indeed." - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - Richard Stallman's Solution To 'Too Big To Fail'
"A Richard Stallman opinion piece appears at Reuters addressing the 'Too big to fail' view that has recently caused large corporations to be bailed out by taxpayer dollars.

His solution is elegant: 'We tax a company’s gross income, with a tax rate that increases as the company gets bigger. Companies would be able to reduce their tax rates by splitting themselves up.'

However, it could use some refining. For example, his measure would create a required minimum 'Return on Investment' scale that corporations need to follow to be viable, and these types of metrics are very industry specific.

Another issue is that many large corporations stay in business because they don't take unnecessary risk. Companies like Intel, Lockheed, Walmart are very large and have a very low chance of failure, yet Stallman would have them split up as a result of the excessive risks that banks and insurance companies were seen to have taken.

It also has the potential to cause problems with the global market; some multinationals may find it better to simply 'move out' to a country that doesn't compromise their business models. How can this idea be made better?" - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - Fertilize Largest Farm in Illinois With Electricity (Sep, 1929)


CHARGING the soil with electricity as it is being plowed is the newest form of fertilization. The largest farm in Illinois, 13,645 acres in a single tract, is treated in this manner.

The plow and apparatus used are shown abovet. In addition to bringing an improved yield of crops the electric current kills harmful insects and weeds as it flows through the soil.

The generator is placed underneath the driver’s seat of the tractor hauling the plow. Current is carried to the plow shares and thence to the soil.

During spring plowing, a careful record was kept of the cost of operation of the new plow as compared with other methods.

A comparison will also be made of adjacent fields of the same soil quality. This will afford the exact degree of difference between the two methods of fertilizing soil, and will also give farmers an idea of the cost of operation of an electrical plow.

State agricultural authorities are awaiting this comparison with interest. - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - Updated Model Puts Earth On the Edge of the Habitable Zone
KeelyNet An update to the model used for calculating the habitable zone around stars shifting things out a bit.

From the article: "Researchers at Penn state have developed a new method for calculating the habitable zone (original paper, PDF) around stars.

The computer model based on new greenhouse gas databases provides a tool to better estimate which extrasolar planets with sufficient atmospheric pressure might be able to maintain liquid water on their surface.

The new model indicates that some of the nearly 300 possible Earth-like planets previously identified might be too close to their stars to to be habitable.

It also places the Solar System's habitable zone between 0.99 AU (92 million mi, 148 million km) and 1.70 AU (158 million mi, 254 million km) from the Sun.

Since the Earth orbits the Sun at an average distance of one AU, this puts us at the very edge of the habitable zone." - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - Leaked: bama's Rules For Assassinating American Citizens
"For over a year now journalists, civil liberties advocates, and members of Congress have been asking the Obama administration to release internal memoranda from the Office of Legal Counsel justifying Obama's targeted killing program.

While the White House continues to deny that such memos exist, NBC is reporting that it has acquired the next best thing: A secretish 16-page white paper from the Department of Justice that was provided to select members of the Senate last June."

Spencer Ackerman at Wired says the leaked rules "[trump] traditional Constitutional protections American citizens enjoy from being killed by their government without due process" by redefining the concept of "imminence."

“Imminence” used to mean something in military terms: namely, that an adversary had begun preparations for an assault. In order to justify his drone strikes on American citizens, President Obama redefined that concept to exclude any actual adversary attack.

Imminence has always been a tricky concept. It used to depend on observable battlefield preparations, like tanks amassing near a front line, missile assemblage, or the fueling of fighter jet squadrons. Even under those circumstances, there has been little international consensus about when a nation under threat can take action.

A classic example is Israel’s June 1967 bombing of the Egyptian Air Force on its tarmac, which followed months of signals that Egypt was about to launch a massive assault. Whether you view Israel or Egypt as the aggressor tends to depend on your sympathy to either party in the conflict.

Whether or not they receive the memos, the white paper asserts an understanding of battlefield imminence that means little more than the mere existence of al-Qaida, and unconstrained by protections for U.S. citizens that the Constitution traditionally grants. Once the U.S. makes that claim, so can others, creating pretext for further acts of war.

“The Justice Department’s legal arguments purportedly defending targeted killing fundamentally misconceive the nature of self-defense,” University of Notre Dame professor Mary Ellen O’Connell said in a prepared statement.

“It is a right to use military force against a state that has or is about to launched a major military attack on the United States. The 9/11 attacks led to a war of self-defense in Afghanistan. That had all the hallmarks of legality.

Contrast that use of force with the CIA firing of missiles from drones at a single individual and innocent bystanders in Yemen. You do not need to be an expert in international law to understand the enormous violation of law involved and the egregious conduct involved in attempting to exploit lack of knowledge of the law to achieve political cover for targeted killing.”

(Semantics is the glass half full or half empty...and another is being called a terrorist/rebel or a patriot, history decides. - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - Gyroscope balanced Monorail Car (Feb, 1909)


PRESENT day methods of transit seem likely to be revolutionized by further development of the gyroscope. The invention of a new monorail car by E. W. Chalmers Kearney is a direct outgrowth of the Brennan gyroscope monorail. One hundred passengers can be accommodated in each coach.

The coach itself is designed with the view of exposing as little surface as possible to the resistance of the wind. Its ends are wedge-shaped, and the doors and windows are flush with the frame work of the coach. The greater part of the weight is upon the wheel frame beneath the coach, thus keeping the center of gravity as low as possible.

The track is a single rail, of the weight and size of those now in use on the railroads, and, above it, another rail of lighter weight, to which it is clamped at regular intervals by semi-circular braces. The lower wheels have each an electric motor, which is coupled direct to the axle. This makes a maximum of speed possible.

The upper track is practically unnecessary except when the car is at a standstill, but serves to lessen the possibility of derailment, as the flanges of the wheels traveling upon it are deep.

The gyroscopic action of the track wheels prevents derailment, as does the fact that, whereas an ordinary train tends to fly outward in rounding a curve, the monorail car leans inward. This characteristic does away with the danger resulting from sharp curves. In laying the track, it would be necessary only to take into account the rate of speed to be used, and to approach the curves in such a way that the coach would be at the proper inclination.

The advantages of the monorail over the two track system now in use, are at once apparent.

Travel becomes safer, owing to the absence of danger of derailment at high speed.

Hitherto it has been impossible to do away with lateral oscillation, because twin rails could not be laid exactly on a level. This trouble is done away with by the monorail, as the distance between the upper and lower rails is kept the same by the iron supports, and the car is kept steady between them.

This reduction of lateral oscillation and jolting, makes for greater speed and at the same time lessens the expenditure of fuel.

Flying lines can be laid with such rapidity that by having cars fitted with machinery for building and clamping the rails, it would be quite possible to keep up with an army on the march. Cables would do away with the expense and time requisite for bridge-building.

The reduction of material necessary for laying tracks, would greatly decrease the original cost of the road, as well as the cost of maintenance.

An experimental line is to be laid soon near New York, and another in London. - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - Is the Era of Groundbreaking Science Over?
"In decades and centuries past, scientific genius was easy to quantify. Those scientists who were able to throw off the yoke of established knowledge and break new ground on their own are revered and respected.

But as humanity, as a species, has gotten better at science, and the basics of most fields have been refined over and over, it's become much harder for any one scientist to make a mark on the field. There's still plenty we don't know, but so much of it is highly specialized that many breakthroughs are understood by only a handful.

Even now, the latest generation is more likely to be familiar with the great popularizers of science, like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, and Carl Sagan, than of the researchers at the forefront of any particular field.

"...most scientific fields aren't in the type of crisis that would enable paradigm shifts, according to Thomas Kuhn's classic view of scientific revolutions. Simonton argues that instead of finding big new ideas, scientists currently work on the details in increasingly specialized and precise ways."

Will we ever again see a scientist get recognition like Einstein did?"

(What a stupid question. What about free energy, gravity control, rejuvenation, time travel, interspecies communication, telepathy, psychic abilities and many, many more puzzles?... - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - Rex: $1m bionic man with working heart, lungs and human face
“We were surprised how many of the parts of the body can be replaced,” said Rich Walker, managing director of the robotics team Shadow, who built Rex.

“There are some vital organs missing, like the stomach, but 60 to 70 per cent of a human has effectively been rebuilt.” This is heralded, then, as the dawn of the age of bionic man – although specialists caution that we are still feeling our way.

Rex, billed as the pinnacle of robotics achievement to date, will meet his public from tomorrow at the Science Museum in London. Dubbed the Million-Dollar Man (that’s how much he cost to make), he consists of a prosthetic face, hips, knees, feet and hands, all of which are commercially available. Other off-the-shelf items include an artificial retina, cochlea and heart.

Rex’s other internal organs, among them a pancreas, a set of artificial lungs and bladder, are still in development. Some of the technology cannot work without human input; bionic hands, for example, need muscles and signals from the brain to function. Other parts, such as the heart and pancreas, are designed to work on their own.

Other body parts remain out of the reach of scientists. Mr Walker says: “The only artificial stomach we have seen is very large and generates electricity, so you couldn’t use it to replace a human stomach, but I am sure there are people in the regenerative medicine community working on that.”

And replication of the human brain, the most complex structure known to man, was not even on the radar, Mr Walker said. “This is a showcase for prosthetic parts, it shows exactly where we’ve got to in being able to replace parts of a human.” - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - It's only weird if it doesn't work...
A young man takes a fateful journey, in this Super Bowl Ad for Bud Light. - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - Scientology Super Bowl Ad morphs definition of Knowledge
The ad is part of the church's "Knowledge" campaign.

"To the curious. The inquisitive. The seekers of knowledge," begins the 30-second Scientology Super Bowl ad. "To the ones who just wanna know. About life. About the universe. About yourself. Not cute questions. Big questions, ones that matter.

To the rebels, the artists, the free thinkers and the innovators. Who care less about labels and more about truth. Who believe non-conformity is more than a bumper sticker."

A 30-second Super Bowl ad cost approximately $3.8 million this year, according to CBS News. But the Church of Scientology likely paid a much lower price.

Explains Business Insider, "In fact, Scientology did not have an ad in "the" Super Bowl. Rather, it bought local TV advertising is several major spot markets — such as New York and Los Angeles — during breaks saved for regional advertisers and local channel advertising.

Thus many people in major metro areas believed they had seen a Super Bowl ad for Scientology when in fact they only saw a much cheaper piece of local TV advertising.

(One thing they do seem to know, how to program minds to generate massive income for them, the rest is total BS. Think not (pun intended), check out;

10/02/12 - L Ron Hubbard was king conman...Scientology is just a pyramid scam - By 1948, Hubbard was so exasperated (by being broke all the time), he was quoted as saying: “Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous, if a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion.”

Great grandson Jamie Hubbard is convinced Hubbard, rather than believing himself to be a true prophet, started Scientology as a cynical exercise to amass power for himself. He said: “At first he called it science — but it is too easy to question science. So he called it a religion and hid behind that."

“You cannot question people’s religious beliefs, so he managed to say and do what he wanted. “I don’t think he did it all for the money — he did it to feed his ego.”

And yet these 'believer' types flock to these types of cults who stupify their lives. - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - 6 ways to Cure Your Headache
More than 45 million Americans suffer from them regularly; 36 million routinely battle migraines (which affect three times as many women as men, most often between the ages of 20 and 45). But heads up: A headache cure is at hand if you can pinpoint the source of your pain.

1. Tension Throbber - Feels Like... you're wearing a too-tight headband around your forehead.

The Cause: Stress. Tension headaches, which are the most widely experienced kind, may be triggered by an imbalance in neurotransmitters, including serotonin and norepinephrine, says neurologist Peter Goadsby, MD, Ph.D, director of the University of California, San Francisco Headache Center.

The Cure: These headaches can respond well to over-the-counter pain medication or even to relaxation techniques like deep breathing, yoga, and napping.

6. Eye-Strain Pain - Feels Like... an ache that's usually concentrated behind your eyes.

The Cause: Staring at a computer screen all day may cause your eye muscles to eventually fatigue and tighten up, which can lead to a tension headache, says Dallas-based neuro-ophthalmologist Deborah Friedman, MD.

The Cure: "If you get frequent headaches, take a 15-minute computer break every two hours," says Friedman. Getting up from your chair to walk around is already a heart-healthy practice, and your eyes will thank you, too.

(I saw this on TV many years ago, so about a week ago, two little kids saw me coming home and tried to sell me candy and one of these 'Tingler' things for 30 pesos. Tried it and wow, it tickles and feels so good! Everyone who tries it giggles or moans with pleasure. - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - UN admits solar activity may play significant role in global warming
“[Results] do suggest the possibility of a much larger impact of solar variations on the stratosphere than previously thought, and some studies have suggested that this may lead to significant regional impacts on climate,” reads a draft copy of a major, upcoming report from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The man who leaked the report, StopGreenSuicide blogger Alec Rawls, told that the U.N.’s statements on solar activity were his main motivation for leaking the document.

Some skeptical climatologists say that the statement in the U.N. draft report is important, but not game-changing.

“The solar component is real but not of sufficient magnitude to have driven most of the warming of the late 20th century,” Pat Michaels, the former president of the American Association of State Climatologists, and current director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, told

The U.N. report also says that the effect of solar activity will be “much smaller than the warming expected from increases in [man-made] greenhouse gases.”

An estimate from NASA said that solar variations caused 25 percent of the 1.1 degree Fahrenheit warming that has been observed over the past century.

But Michaels said that if the U.N. increases its estimates about how much the sun affects Earth’s temperatures, it might help the U.N. get its prediction models back on track. While the Earth warmed over the last two decades, it did so more slowly than the U.N. had predicted. - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - Gasoline costs are biggest share of household income in 30 years
The Energy Department’s statistical arm reported Monday that the average household spent $2,912 for gasoline in 2012, which makes up almost 4 percent of pre-tax income, tying 2008 for the highest percentage in roughly 30 years.

Pump prices took center stage in White House races in 2008 and 2012, but gasoline expenditures as a share of household income remain lower they did than the early 1980s, when they were above 5 percent.

“Efficiency gains have accelerated in recent years, such that total U.S. gasoline consumption fell in 2011 to 134.2 billion gallons, its lowest level since 2001. However, at the same time, EIA's average city retail gasoline price rose 26.1 percent in 2011, and another 3.3 percent in 2012, when it reached $3.70 per gallon. The effect of the higher prices in 2011 and 2012 outweighed the effect of reduced consumption,” EIA reports.

“As a result, expenditures increased to a record annual average of $2,655 per household in 2011, rising to an estimated $2,912 in 2012. The 26.1 percent yearly increase in 2011 was six times greater than the 3.4 percent rise in nominal household income. Additionally, the 3.3 percent estimated gasoline price rise in 2012 outpaced the 2.9 percent estimated increase in income,” the agency said. - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - Electric cars head toward another dead end
Recent moves by Japan's two largest automakers suggest that the electric car, after more than 100 years of development and several brief revivals, still is not ready for prime time - and may never be.

In the meantime, the attention of automotive executives in Asia, Europe and North America is beginning to swing toward an unusual but promising new alternate power source: hydrogen.

The reality is that consumers continue to show little interest in electric vehicles, or EVs, which dominated U.S. streets in the first decade of the 20th century before being displaced by gasoline-powered cars.

Despite the promise of "green" transportation - and despite billions of dollars in investment, most recently by Nissan Motor Co - EVs continue to be plagued by many of the problems that eventually scuttled electrics in the 1910s and more recently in the 1990s. Those include high cost, short driving range and lack of charging stations.

"Because of its shortcomings — driving range, cost and recharging time — the electric vehicle is not a viable replacement for most conventional cars," said Uchiyamada. "We need something entirely new."

At the time, Ghosn said, "We are going to continue to heavily promote electric cars, but at the same time, we are business people, we are pragmatic people. We will also develop and deliver hybrids because there are markets and consumers that require hybrids."

Last September, Toyota publicly walked away from plans to build several thousand electric cars, scaling back projected volume to a mere 100 battery-powered minicars.

Both Japanese automakers, meanwhile, have forged new alliances to develop hydrogen-powered fuel cell cars, Toyota with BMW and, in a deal announced last week, Nissan with Daimler AG and Ford Motor Co.

In the meantime, despite massive investments in battery technology and vehicles, even the most ardent EV adherents seem a bit ambivalent about the future of battery cars. - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - God Made A Farmer
And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer.

God said, "I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the field, milk cows again, eat supper, then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board." So God made a farmer.

God said, "I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt and watch it die, then dry his eyes and say,'Maybe next year'.

I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from an ash tree, shoe a horse with hunk of car tire, who can make a harness out hay wire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. Who, during planting time and harvest season will finish his 40-hour week by Tuesday noon and then, paining from tractor back, put in another 72 hours." So God made the farmer.

God said, "I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bales, yet gentle enough to yean lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-comb pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the leg of a meadowlark."

It had to be somebody who'd plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed, and brake, and disk, and plow, and plant, and tie the fleece and strain the milk.

Somebody who'd bale a family together with the soft, strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh, and then sigh and then reply with smiling eyes when his son says that he wants to spend his life doing what Dad does. "So...God made...a farmer." - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - 'Truth' about Abraham Lincoln?
KeelyNet Little has been published about the early life of Abraham Lincoln. However, during a search of some old property records and will in a small courthouse in central North Carolina, Alex Christopher the author of "Pandora's Box," in one of the old will books dated around 1840, he found the will of one A. A. Springs.

Upon reading the will he was shocked and amazed at the secret that it disclosed, but one must remember that it is a known fact that wills, even though they are classified public records the same as property and corporation records, they are rarely combed through as he was doing at the time, and these records hold many dark secrets that can be hidden in public view, but are never uncovered because there are very few who research these old records.

This practice of hiding secrets in public view and the conspirators can say, when faced with the facts and accused of concealing the records; they can reply "Well it was there in the public record in plan view for any and all to find." In the will of A. A. Springs was the list of his property. it went into detail to whom the property was to be dispersed and it included his children.

Mr. Christopher, and others, were looking to find what railroads and banks this man might have owned and had left to his son, Leroy Springs. He didn't find anything like that, but he did find the prize of the century. On the bottom of page three of four pages was a paragraph where the father, A. A. Springs, left to his son an enormous amount of land in the state of Alabama which amounted to the land that is today known as Huntsville, Alabama and then he went into detail to name the son and at first Mr. Christopher and the others with him couldn't believe what they were seeing, but there it was the name of the son and it was "ABRAHAM LINCOLN!"

This new information that they had about the Springs (real name Springstein) family, this was just another twist to add to the already manipulative family. This new information about Lincoln built a fire under them to see where this new lead would take them, because everything they had found in the railroad and banking saga had been a real mind-bender.

They figured this one would be the same; so they inquired at the local archives and historical records on families and found a reference to one Abraham Lincoln in the family genealogy of the family of the Carolina by the name of McAdden, in a published genealogy on the family. The family members in the Carolinas were in a limited edition that at one time could be found in the public libraries. - Full Article Source

02/06/13 - Postal Service says it’s immune from local traffic laws
KeelyNet A government lawyer’s attempt to get dismissed nearly $700 in traffic tickets given to the U.S. Postal Service is being met with a hearty and humorous, Heck no.

In a Jan. 22 letter sent to both the city of East Cleveland, Ohio, and the company that operates the city's photo-enforcement program, Postal Service attorney Jennifer S. Breslin says two school-zone speeding citations and five red-light infractions by postal trucks in December should be ignored.

“In providing mail service across the country, the Postal Service attempts to work within local and state laws and regulations, when feasible,” wrote Breslin, after reminding “To Whom It May Concern” that postal workers promptly deliver over 200 billion pieces of mail annually.

“However, as you are probably aware, the Postal Service enjoys federal immunity from state and local regulation,” she continued.

That last bit did not go over well with American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the Arizona-based company that enforces East Cleveland’s camera citations.

“By attempting to hide behind an immunity claim, you are aiding and abetting your drivers in their blatant disregard for the traffic laws in East Cleveland, which have endangered other drivers, pedestrians and school children,” ATS attorney George Hittner wrote in his three-page response to Breslin, who received it on Thursday. (He also cc'd the postmaster general, two U.S. representatives and two senators.)

(They used to say, "taking on airs", "all hat and no cattle" or uppity when arrogant people assumed they can ignore the laws we all must obey.

Uppity - Taking liberties or assuming airs beyond one's place in a social heirarchy. Assuming equality with someone higher up the social ladder. OR arrogant, concited, snobbish, elite, above the law, etc. AD NAUSEUM. The government works for us, PERIOD!

You fire those you employ who fail at their job, so it's way past time to CLEAN HOUSE. - JWD) - Full Article Source


02/02/13 - Steam Motorcycle Operates Almost Noiselessly (May, 1936)
KeelyNet Silent except for a faint chug-chug at the start, a steam-driven motorcycle is in operation in Miami, Fla.

It runs smoothly at one mile or fifty per hour, makes fifty miles per gallon of gasoline, kerosene or distillate and has no gears.

A two-cylinder, double-action steam engine powers the cycle.

It has a water tank, fuel tank, burner tank and pilot light tank.

The six-gallon boiler is built to withstand a steam pressure of 500 pounds, but normal operation requires only 250 pounds. It takes only twenty minutes to get up steam when the engine is cold.

A foot pedal operates the engine, stopping it automatically when the foot is removed, and a foot brake operates on the back wheel. The vehicle is built from secondhand parts. - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Solowheel is for People Who Think a Segway is Boring
Shane Chen is an inventor who likes to make all kinds of things. For instance, he designed the frame and invented a special reflective surface for the screen you see in the background of the video below. But many of his inventions have to do with transportation, especially the kind of transportation that doubles as personal thrill ride, like a sail for paddleboats and an electric surfboard.

At this year's CES, I spoke with Chen's daughter Ywanne about his latest rideable invention, which is for obvious reasons called the Solowheel. Her father's the one you can see demonstrating the device in the background; you can see trickier riding in this YouTube video.

She says that of all her father's inventions, this is the one that came together most easily: his first stab at a powered unicycle just worked, and since then it's been polishing the experience and getting it to market.

And "to market" isn't a dream; for about $1800, you can have an experience that's a bit more intense than a Segway.

The Solowheel can climb hills of surprising steepness, as long as the rider is up for it. Coming down looks more challenging, though. - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - A Simple Fix for the US Patent System
At one time, the US Patent Office maintained repositories throughout the country, where inventors could forward their patent models at the expense of the Patent Office. Rural inventors could apply for patents without significant obstacles, because applications could be submitted by mail free of postage.

It was required that a patent accompany a scratch-built miniature model no larger than 12" by 12" by 12" that showed how an invention works.

Patent models were required from 1790 to 1880. The Congress of the U.S. abolished the legal requirement for them in 1870. However, the U.S. Patent Office (USPTO) kept this requirement until 1880. Some inventors still willingly submitted models at the turn of the 20th century.

Patent models are no longer required by the USPTO. However, in some cases, an inventor may still want to present a "working model" as an evidence to prove actual reduction to practice in an interference proceeding.

This was a Serious Mistake!

As a result of not requiring working models, the patent office is deluged with applications for ideas and plans for devices that have never been built and thus not proven to merit a patent.

The ability for anyone to be able to send in an application, without applying due diligence to prove the claims in a working model are adding unnecessary complexity, straining examiner staff and patent office resources and allowing 'submarine patents' as well as futuristic ideas to lay claims on future inventions where they should not have any reward since they never built it.

I suggest that the new system simply provide for direct examination of a working prototype, either presented at the patent office examining office or inspected and tested by travelling examiner engineers to verify the device operates as claimed.

It would not be necessary for the patent office to keep working models, simply the documentation of the test of the working model which remains in the possession of the inventor. This would cut down on the need for storage of hundreds of thousands of models as was a problem in the past. - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Are There Any Real Inventors Left?
"The BBC is running a story about invention and innovation, suggesting that there have been no truly new inventions in a long time.

'Consumers are presented with an "invention illusion," which is really little more than a marketing tool to give the impression of "breakthrough" products.

This is a difficult cycle to break, particularly with the media's appetite for sensational stories, and it is hampering opportunities for credible companies without sexy stories.

It also means that many entrepreneurs are looking for innovation in the wrong places and pursuing new product design ineffectively.'

It leads to the question: what are the most recent things you can think of that have been actual, new inventions? Or has the high-tech revolution just been iterative innovation?" - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Real-Time Fact Checking With "Truth Teller"
The Washington Post has announced a prototype news application called "Truth Teller", that displays “TRUE" or “FALSE” in real time next to video of politicians as they speak.

The Knight Foundation-funded program automatically transcribes speeches and checks the statements against a database of facts.

From the article: "For now, the early beta prototype has to be manually hand-fed some facts, and thus only works on topics it has been specifically designed to recognize.

Since Congress has yet to pass a budget, and financial discussions are prone to widespread lies and misstatements, Truth Teller is being piloted on the issue of tax policy." - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Longevity Gene Opens Door to Potential 'Molecular Fountain of Youth'
Researchers were able to turn back the molecular clock by infusing the blood stem cells of old mice with a longevity gene and rejuvenating the aged stem cells' regenerative potential. The findings were published online on Jan. 31, in the journal Cell Reports.

The biologists found that SIRT3, one among a class of proteins known as sirtuins, plays an important role in helping aged blood stem cells cope with stress. When they infused the blood stem cells of old mice with SIRT3, the treatment boosted the formation of new blood cells, evidence of a reversal in the age-related decline in the old stem cells' function.

"We already know that sirtuins regulate aging, but our study is really the first one demonstrating that sirtuins can reverse aging-associated degeneration, and I think that's very exciting," said study principal investigator Danica Chen, UC Berkeley assistant professor of nutritional science and toxicology. "This opens the door to potential treatments for age-related degenerative diseases."

Chen noted that over the past 10 to 20 years, there have been breakthroughs in scientists' understanding of aging. Instead of an uncontrolled, random process, aging is now considered highly regulated as development, opening it up to possible manipulation.

The researchers first observed the blood system of mice that had the gene for SIRT3 disabled. Surprisingly, among young mice, the absence of SIRT3 made no difference. It was only when time crept up on the mice that things changed. By the ripe old age of two, the SIRT3-deficient mice had significantly fewer blood stem cells and decreased ability to regenerate new blood cells compared with regular mice of the same age.

What is behind the age gap? It appears that in young cells, the blood stem cells are functioning well and have relatively low levels of oxidative stress, which is the burden on the body that results from the harmful byproducts of metabolism. At this youthful stage, the body's normal anti-oxidant defenses can easily deal with the low stress levels, so differences in SIRT3 are less important.

"When we get older, our system doesn't work as well, and we either generate more oxidative stress or we can't remove it as well, so levels build up," said Chen. "Under this condition, our normal anti-oxidative system can't take care of us, so that's when we need SIRT3 to kick in to boost the anti-oxidant system. However, SIRT3 levels also drop with age, so over time, the system is overwhelmed."

Old mice, new blood - To see if boosting SIRT3 levels could make a difference, the researchers increased the levels of SIRT3 in the blood stem cells of aged mice. That experiment rejuvenated the aged blood stem cells, leading to improved production of blood cells. - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Tiny invention may harness big energy from small spores
One of Ozgur Sahin’s first machines was a mechanical adding device made from Legos. He made it when he was 11 and hasn’t stopped making gadgets since. In graduate school Sahin created an atomic force microscope that could measure mechanical forces at the molecular level, winning the grand prize in the National Inventors Hall of Fame’s Collegiate Inventors Competition.

Today a refined version of the microscope is Sahin’s primary research tool. With it the associate professor of biological sciences and physics is able to study substances on the nanoscale, with implications ranging from health and disease prevention to alternative energy.

His version consists of a cantilever with a sharp silicon tip that acts like a fingertip to scan an object’s surface and bends in response to force. Sahin compares the process to catching fish. For example, if he puts a snippet of DNA on the needle as bait, when it comes across a matching molecular sequence, it will respond with a certain force.

Anything that combines, from amino acids to DNA, generates force, which is what he sets out to measure. The cantilever measures it via the twisting, bending and binding of the target molecule. “We rely on forces and how they change,” Sahin says. “The end result is really simple but there are so many things going on. It’s classical physics.”

Sahin was curious about Bacillus, a type of bacteria commonly found in the soil. Spores of Bacillus have accordion-like wrinkles. In humid conditions the spores absorb moisture from the air, and the wrinkles unfold and change up to 40% in volume.

“The biggest power source in nature is evaporation,” said Sahin. “Our climate is powered by evaporating water from the oceans, and we have no way of accessing this energy. We can access wind power but not evaporation. This may be an opening for a completely new energy platform.”

All motion takes energy. Considering how much the spores change, Sahin figured he could harness the motion and convert it to energy. “We noticed that expanding and contracting spores can act like a muscle, pushing and pulling other objects,” Sahin explains.

In the Nov. 7, 2012 edition of the Journal of the Royal Society, Sahin published his findings about how the wrinkles emerge and why—it is a survival mechanism to protect the spores’ genetic material. The U.S. Department of Energy is supporting further research to study the force from the unfolding wrinkles and to build new types of materials by assembling the spores into larger structures. The work may eventually lead to the development of a battery that can use energy from spores.

One possible application is an industrial coating made of spores that can be painted onto a flexible, rubbery material, which would curve in response to the level of humidity. Sahin compares the potential output to solar power. - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Murder Leads To Invention Of Personal Security Device
The battery powered 'Trax 24' is smaller than a cell phone. It has a panic button, hidden microphone and works through GPS tracking.

“For a mom with kids you are a target in a parking lot,” says the inventor Michele McCauley.

McCauley says she first got the idea after hearing about the murders of Nancy and Joey Bocchicchio. The mother and daughter were kidnapped, robbed and found in their vehicle outside the Boca Town Center Mall five years ago.

“I can guarantee it was not quiet in that car. She was begging for her child’s life. She was made to drive to the bank. If she had Trax 24 all she would have had to do is push the button,” said McCauley.

Once the button is pushed, the panic alert comes into a call center. The monitor can see where the caller is and hear everything that is happening. It also pinpoints the nearest police station.

The user can also contract to have text or email messages sent to family members.

The device is available online for $149.95. A charge of $34.99 per month will let users connect to a monitoring group in Delray Beach, according to the Sun-Sentinel. - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Five metals of five planets can cure variety of diseases
In ancient times, there were only seven metals known, which corresponded to the number of planets that people knew. It was thought that metals were formed in Earth's interior under the influence of celestial bodies. They attributed metals to each celestial body. Gold was attributed to the sun, tin - to Jupiter, silver to the Moon, iron - to Mars, mercury - to Mercury, lead - to Saturn and copper - to Venus. Modern scientists count about 83 metals, but some of them possess intermediate properties and can hardly be regarded as metals.

In ancient times it was known that metals and their alloys had not only the material value, but also healing and energetic properties. Metals were used to treat and prevent various diseases. Nowadays, the action of metals on the human body continues to be studied, and their beneficial properties find new applications in traditional and alternative medicine.

Applying metal plates to different parts of the body that correspond to active points to improve health and heal people is known as metallotherapy or siderism. They can be used in various ways. One can apply metal plates to the affected area for a short period of time either directly or through cloth.

One can also wear plates all the time. When metal gets into contact with the skin, this connection produces barely perceptible electric current, which affects energy flows in the body. Doctors and scientists proved that with the application of gold, copper, lead or zinc on the affected area, the current flows from the metal piece to the skin.

When silver or tin is used, the current flows in the opposite direction - that is, from the skin to the metal. Therefore, gold, copper and lead are recommended to treat the diseases related to impaired functions of organs. Silver and tin are recommended for diseases of excessive functions.

Gold - This highly reactive metal has unique healing properties. It is capable of attracting heat to the body, which is important when the body produces insufficient amount of energy. It is preferable to have old gold items of round shape. For example, family gold jewelry passed on from generation to generation have an ability to accumulate energy potential. Therefore, it is highly undesirable to part with them. In ancient times, gold was considered a powerful remedy to strengthen spirit and prolong life. A belief preserved from those times says that gold jewelry turn the evil eye away, strengthen the energy of the solar plexus. It is also believed that wearing a gold ring on a finger of the right hand extends life for a few years.

Modern scientists proved that this metal has a positive effect on the mood, invigorates and inspires confidence in the future. In addition, its sunny and bright glow shows a beneficial effect during seasonal depression. People who suffer from arrhythmia, can wear a gold medallion or a cross. Noteworthy, if gold jewelry gets dark or discolors over time, it means that there is a large percentage of metal-additives in this item. One should replace such an item without additives, since metals affect the body in different ways.

Gold has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties, so it is used in the production of a new generation of cosmetics. The precious metal is also used for age correction surgeries.

Silver - Women love to decorate themselves with various trinkets of silver, but not everyone knows that this metal is excellent doctor. For example, decorations on the neck calm the nerves. And if you wear silver on the ring finger of right or left hand - it removes excessive energy in blood circulation and reduces blood pressure.

A ring on the index finger of both right and left hand normalizes the work of gastrointestinal tract. For heart invigoration, it is recommended to constantly wear a silver ring on the little finger of the left hand. Silver is also a great diagnostician. Silver things blacken, if a person has a problem in the endocrine system.

And it may also happen that a silver item may become brighter than it was. This may indicate a serious kidney disorder, since sweat releases substances containing nitrogen, which comes into reaction with silver decorations and makes them shine. Medical drugs containing silver, unlike antibiotics, have a broader antibacterial spectrum. More importantly, they do not suppress the immune system.

People have long known that an alloy of gold and silver is a powerful health improver. Silver and gold-plated cutlery and crockery can disinfect food and water from harmful substances. Our ancestors knew that and used silver spoons to feed children. Coins of silver, when placed in water tanks, kill bacteria.

People's honor and respect to these metals can be seen even in etiquette. Dishes served on gold or silver plates have always been considered an expression of hospitality.

Iron - If you cut an apple with a steel knife, the cut will quickly darken due to the production of glandular salt of malic acid. The consumption of this substance contributes to the normalization of blood composition, especially after infectious diseases. It is recommended to eat grated apples twice a day, which is conducive to the work of the spleen and the liver. It also strengthens muscles and prevents anemia.

It is not recommended to wear things made of iron all the time. It can also be harmful to stay in a room for a long time, if there are many things made of iron in that room. A long stay in such a room will quickly lead to fatigue. In addition, it is bad to sleep with your head to a heater (a radiator), it leads to the destruction of the human biofield. Afterwards, a person may suffer from tiredness, irritability and headaches.

During an unpleasant conversation it is good to hold a iron object in your hand and mentally transmit negative emotions to this object.

Steel - This alloy of iron and carbon has the ability to "clean" the spine. To do this, one should run a steel knife upward along the whole spine (from the coccyx to the crown of the head) at a distance of 10-15 cm from the body. The exercise can be done with someone else's help several times a day.

Copper - Applying copper coins to the body can cure many diseases. This method is the most simple-minded kind of reflexology. Applications of copper remove fever, bruised pain, possess strong antibacterial properties, stop bleeding, improve metabolism, calm the nervous system, enhance the effect of insulin and heal inflammation in the body.

Treatment with copper - Metallotherapy technique is valuable because it can be applied to people of all ages, children and pregnant women. Copper coins or plates can be used for the treatment. The therapeutic effect will significantly increase if you polish the plate and drill holes in it. Before applying them to your body, heat them up for 10-20 minutes in a pan for 10-20 minutes, then let them cool down and rub them with sandpaper "to release copper" so to speak. You can put a copper plate in a glass containing an aqueous solution of sodium chloride (1 table spoon for a glass) for 1 hour. When dried, apply the plates to the affected area. Hold for at least 15 minutes and repeat the procedure every day for two weeks.

Siderism can be supplemented with the use of decoctions or infusions of herbs that help in heal the disease.

Useful tips - Headache will subside in 15-20 minutes if a copper coin is placed on the forehead, temples or back of the head, depending on the location of pain.

When having problems with digestion, put 2-4 coins in the area of the esophagus.

Blood pressure will reduce if you wear a copper rim on the head.

A bruise will disappear faster if you put a copper coin on it.

It is good to wear a copper bracelet on the wrist. It protects against insomnia, neurosis, hypertension crises, facilitates joint and muscle pains. - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - PepGuard Camera takes pic and Maces Perps at the same time
Odds are you don’t have a photographic memory, so if you ever have to mace someone, you probably won’t remember exactly what your attacker looks like. Compound that with talking to the police and looking at a few dozen mug shots, and it’s highly unlikely you’ll ever be able to identify the person you maced. This was the problem [John], [Cordelia], and [Adrian] chose to solve for [Bruce Land]‘s microcontroller course at Cornell this semester.

The device they created, PepGuard, adds a microcontroller and a serial JPEG camera to a canister of pepper spray. When the button on top is pressed, the microcontroller flashes a LED, takes a picture with a camera, and sends that picture to a phone over a Bluetooth connection.

PepGuard is always connected to the user’s phone via Bluetooth, and this allows for some interesting possibilities. With their Android app, the team can set up the phone to call emergency services when the device is activated. - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Automated Doors for Theatre Effect
For a theatre production, [Jason] needed a way to automatically open and close doors as a special effect. His solution, hosted on Github, lets him remotely control the doors, and put them into a ‘freak out’ mode for one scene in the play.

Two Victor 884 motor controllers are attached to an Arduino that controls the system. A custom controller lets [Jason] actuate the doors remotely, and LEDs are used to display the state of the system.

On the mechanical side, two wind shield wiper motors are used. These are connected to custom arms that were printed using a Lulzbot AO-100. The arms allow for the door to be automatically actuated, but also allow for actors to open the door manually.

The result is a neat special effect, and the 3D models that are included in the repository could be useful for other people looking to build automated doors. In the video after the break, [Jason] walks us through the system’s design and demonstrates it in action. - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Getting rid of telemarketers with a Banana Phone
The Federal Trade Commission really doesn’t like robocalls and other telephone solicitors selling you vinyl siding or home security upgrades. The FTC is even offering $50,000 to anyone who can do away with these robocalling telemarketers, and [Alex] looks like he might just claim the prize. He developed The Banana Phone, a device that eliminates those pesky telemarketers.

The basic idea of the Banana Phone is requiring callers to enter a four-digit pass code (played via text to speech over a relevant song to prevent a bot from getting through) before connecting them to the main line. Once a caller has been verified as human, their number is added to a white list so they won’t have to listen to [Raffi] every time they call.

The Banana Phone uses off-the-shelf parts including a Raspberry Pi and a phone/Ethernet adapter with the total build cost under $100. You can check out a demo of the Banana Phone in action after the break starting at about 2:25.

(Seems awfully complex. - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - FitBit Hack causes food to spoil if you don’t exercise
KeelyNet This hack could be titled ‘Exercise or Starve’. [Charalampos] needed some motivation to become more active.

There’s a device called a FitBit tracker which records your activity and submits it to a web interface.

You get daily goals and can earn badges. But those stinking badges didn’t motivate him.

He decided he needed something that would really get him off of the couch. So he hacked the FitBit to cut power to his refrigerator. Not meeting his goals will eventually result in a stinky mess and no dinner.

It’s a bad idea to cut power to the icebox. But we see this merely as a proof of concept.

He’s using the Belkin WeMo networked outlet. Other than some security issues we discussed on Thursday this is a very simple way to control devices from your server.

[Charalampos'] implementation uses the FitBit API to check his activity and drives the outlet accordingly. - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - “Brain Music” Electrically Made (Feb, 1930)
MUSIC heard clearly inside the brain although no sound waves were entering the stopped-up ears of the hearer, is a new achievement of the science of electro-acoustics demonstrated by Mr. Sergius P. Grace, assistant vice president of the Bell Telephone Laboratories.

One of Mr. Grace’s hands he connected electrically to a powerful vacuum tube amplifier like those used in radio receivers or electric phonographs.

His assistant similarly connected one of his own hands. Each person then placed his electrified hand tight against one ear of a third person who was to hear the new “brain music”, sheets of ordinary writing paper being between the operator’s hands and the listener’s head.

Instantly, the listener reported that he could hear, loudly and perfectly, the music being reproduced inaudibly by the amplifier.

The secret is, Mr. Grace explained, that charges of high-voltage electricity tend to attract anything in their neighborhood.

The effect of the amplifier was to supply to the hands and paper sheets held against the listener’s ears a high-voltage, alternating electric current vibrating in correspondence with the music being played by the amplifier. - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Machine Gun Fire From Military Helicopters Flying Over Downtown Miami
As of Monday evening, multiple police agencies and the military were "conducting training exercises over Miami and elsewhere in the county.

The exercise includes military helicopters firing machine-gun blanks while flying over highways and buildings.

This YouTube video shows helicopters strafing highways with blank rounds near the Adrian Arts center. There are reports of similar actions in Houston From the Houston article: 'if you see the helicopters or hear gunfire, it's only a drill.'"

(They can't even wait til we give up our guns...fat chance that'll happen. - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Free Wi-Fi: Give Away Your Internet For the Good of Humanity
"We are strangely territorial when it comes to our wireless networks. The idea of someone siphoning off our precious bandwidth without paying for it is, for most people, completely unacceptable.

But the Open Wireless Movement wants to change all that. 'We are trying to create a movement where people are willing to share their network for the common good,' says Adi Kamdar, an activist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. 'It's a neighborly thing to do.'

That's right, upstanding citizen of the Internet, you can be a good neighbor just by opening your wireless network to strangers — or so the line goes.

The ultimate vision is one of neighborhoods completely void of passwords, where any passerby can quickly jump on your network and use Google Maps to find directions or check their email or do whatever they want to do (or, whatever you decide they can do)." - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Will Renewable Energy Ever Meet All Our Energy Needs?
"Dawn Stover has another great piece detailing why renewable energy will never provide us with all our energy needs.

She deconstructs the unrealistic World Wildlife Fund report (co-written by several solar companies) that claims renewables will be able to provide 100% of the energy needs of several countries by 2050. From the article:

'When renewable energy experts get together, they tend to rhapsodize about the possibilities, believing that this will somehow inspire others to make their visions come true.

But ambitious plans to power entire countries on solar energy (or wind or nuclear power, for that matter) don't have a snowball's chance in Australia.

Such schemes are doomed to fail, and not because of the economic "reality" or the political "reality" -- however daunting those may be.

They are doomed because of the physical reality: It's simply not physically possible for the world's human population to continue growing in numbers, affluence, and energy consumption without trashing the planet.' - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - "Bill Shocker" Malware Controls 620,000 Android Phones In China
"A new discovered malware is potentially one of the most costly viruses yet discovered.

Uncovered by NQ Mobile, the 'Bill Shocker' (a.expense.Extension.a) virus has already impacted 620,000 users in China and poses a threat to unprotected Android devices worldwide.

Bill Shocker downloads in the background, without arousing the mobile device owner's suspicion.

The infection can then take remote control of the device, including the contact list, Internet connections and dialing and texting functions.

Once the malware has turned the phone into a "zombie," the infection uses the device to send text message to the profit of advertisers.

In many cases, the threat will overrun the user's bundling quota, which subjects the user to additional charges." - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Online Ads Are More Dangerous Than Adult Content, Cisco Says
"The popular belief is that security risks increase as the user engages in riskier and shadier behavior online, but that apparently isn't the case, Cisco found in its 2013 Annual Security report.

It can be more dangerous to click on an online advertisement than an adult content site these days, according to Cisco. For example, users clicking on online ads were 182 times more likely to wind up getting infected with malware than if they'd surfed over to an adult content site, Cisco said.

The highest concentration of online security targets do not target pornography, pharmaceutical, or gambling sites as much as they affect legitimate sites such as search engines, online retailers, and social media.

Users are 21 times more likely to get hit with malware from online shopping sites and 27 more times likely with a search engine than if they'd gone to a counterfeit software site, according to Cisco's report (PDF).

There is an overwhelming perception that people get compromised for 'going to dumb sites,' Mary Landesman, senior security researcher at Cisco, told SecurityWeek." - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Hispanics will soon surpass white population in California
Population projections released Thursday by the state Department of Finance show that Hispanics will become the dominant ethnic group in California for the first time.

By 2020, demographers say Hispanics will be about 41 percent of California's population, with whites less than 37 percent.

The white population will fall to about 30 percent by 2060 from the current 39 percent, affecting politics and public policy in the nation's most populous state. Whites currently lack a majority in only Hawaii and New Mexico.

The report says California's population will hit 50 million in 2049.

- Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Computer-Animated Graphics Are Mesmerizing
KeelyNet While GIFs may reign supreme on the Internet when it comes to cats and fails, the animated images (which stand for Graphics Interchange Format) have slowly made inroads in the art world as an increasing number of artists are adapting to the format.

Croatian student Paolo Ceric has followed in the same vein, boasting a lengthy repertoire of mesmerizing GIFs on his Tumblr.

The 22-year-old has no formal background in visual art, but he derives a great deal of his inspiration from patterns and textures he views in his everyday life. Once he has a basic idea, it takes him anywhere from an hour to a few days to complete a GIF.

"If used right, [GIFs] can give some sort of a meditative feel to the animation, which I'm often looking for," Ceric told the Huffington Post in an e-mail, adding that he loves the never-ending loop aspect of the format. - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Pastor: "I give God 10%; why do YOU get 18%?
KeelyNet Redditor GateFlan posted the photo below showing how one Pastor dealt with an included tip of 18%, adding, "My mistake sir, I'm sure Jesus will pay for my rent and groceries."

The irony of it all is that we're pretty sure this would make any server lose faith in humanity.

(That is soo wrong...servers AGREE to work for very low wages and their skill and ability to please customers is what brings them good tips.

NO business should impose any 'TIP' on any bill.

It is the customer's option, THEIR MONEY to give IF the server did a good job.

Tips are YOUR OPTION and it should be illegal for any cafe/restaurant to include what they think a tip should be, boycott all of these crooks!

Servers don't like it? QUIT and find a place that pays better but don't expect customers to bail out a cheap employer YOU CHOSE to work for and who barely pays mininum wage... Please the customer and quit griping and expecting more than you deserve. - JWD) - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Some say God influences sporting events
With millions of Americans set to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, a new survey finds more than a quarter of Americans believe that God "plays a role in determining which team wins" at sports events.

The survey by the Public Religion Research Institute also found that more than half of Americans believe "God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success."

"In an era where professional sports are driven by dollars and statistics," said institute CEO Robert P. Jones, "significant numbers of Americans see a divine hand at play."

Asked if they believe God plays a role in who wins, 27% of Americans said yes. Poll results varied among regions and religions: 36% said yes in the South, 28% in the Midwest, 20% in the Northeast and 15% in the West.

Among nonwhite Christians and white evangelicals, 40% and 38% said yes, respectively; 29% of Catholics and 19% of white mainline Protestants also responded that God plays a role.

Jones said these figures reflect many Americans' belief in a very active God. - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - 90 Sheriffs and Two Sheriffs Assoc. to Ignore "Obama Gun Control"
Last week, Reason's Ed Krayewski noted that a handful of sheriffs around the country had pledged to ignore new gun regulations being pushed by President Obama.

If Oath Keeper Sheriff Richard Mack is to be believed, the number of sheriffs who are now refusing to enforce new federal gun regulations is up to 90.

"Sheriffs have risen up all over our great nation to stand up against the unconstitutional gun control measures being taken," Mack wrote on the site for the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA).

"I applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction. I would encourage other Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers to add their voices to the growing numbers of faithful protectors of our freedom."

Mack's list of anti-gun regulation sheriffs links to dozens of letters to Vice President Joe Biden, in which sheriffs not only argue against the constitutionality of new gun regulations ("The Second Amendment guarantees each of us the right to keep and bear arms to protect ourselves from anyone who would seek to cause us harm. This includes the federal Government."), but also make explicit promises of non-compliance.

"Any rule, regulation, or executive order repugnant to the constitutional rights of the citizens of this County will be ignored by this Office, nor will this office, or the citizens, allow enforcement of unconstitutional activities by federal officers," reads a letter from Sheriff Gil Gilbertson in Josephine County, Oregon. - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Texas governor: give excess tax money back to people
Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday called for returning excess tax money to taxpayers and tapping the state's rainy-day fund for water and transportation infrastructure.

The Republican called for changing the constitution of the state, the nation's second most populous, to allow the return of tax money to the people who paid it when the state brings in more than needed.

"We've never bought into the notion that if you collect more, you need to spend more," Perry said in his state of the state address, which he delivered to a joint session of the Texas House and Senate.

He also suggested providing at least $1.8 billion in "tax relief." He did not offer details but invited taxpayers to submit ideas online.

He said that to pay for water and transportation infrastructure, $3.7 billion should be taken from the nearly $12 billion rainy-day fund.

Perry has urged lawmakers to resist pressure to spend money freely despite a state forecast of a 12.4 percent increase in revenue available for the 2014-2015 budget compared with the previous two-year budget. - Full Article Source

02/02/13 - Claims Coral Castle made of cement
How could a 100 pound man carve giant blocks of coral weighing up to 27 tons (54,000 lbs.) and move them into position single handedly? How could someone carve a 9-ton gate so perfectly aligned that it can be pushed open with one finger? Coral Castle in Florida was built by one man, Edward Leedskalnin. From 1923 to 1951, Ed single-handedly carved (or so it’s claimed) over 1,100 tons of coral rock.

The article below by Jim Solley demystifies the whole process by pointing out the most realistic solution — the ‘stones’ were actually made with homemade cement. Leedskalnin always worked under cover of darkness to keep his building method secret. Creating an air of mysteriousness and keeping the process a secret enabled him to make a living from tour fees. One interesting clue is Leedskalnin claimed to know how the ancient pyramids were built.

“I have discovered the secrets of the pyramids, and have found out how the Egyptians and the ancient builders in Peru, Yucatan, and Asia, with only primitive tools, raised and set in place blocks of stone weighing many tons!” — Edward Leedskalnin - Full Article Source


01/29/13 - Asphalt Jungles affect temps up to 1,000 miles away


Living in dense cities makes for certain efficiencies: being able to walk or take mass transit to work, living in buildings with (at least potentially) efficient HVAC systems, and more. That's why cities have been lauded in recent years for their (relatively) low environmental impact.

But it seems at least one aspect of city life has an environmental effect felt at extreme distances from the cities themselves: waste heat. All those tightly packed sources of heat, from cars to banks of AC units, result in temperature changes not just directly (and locally) but by affecting weather systems surrounding the source city.

From the article: "The released heat is changing temperatures in areas more than 1,000 miles away (1609 kilometers). It is warming parts of North America by about 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.6 degrees Celsius) and northern Asia by as much as 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius), while cooling areas of Europe by a similar amount, scientists report in the journal Nature Climate Change.

The released heat (dubbed waste heat), it seems, is changing atmospheric circulation, including jet streams — powerful narrow currents of wind that blow from west to east and north to south in the upper atmosphere.

This impact on regional temperatures may explain a climate puzzle of sorts: why some areas are having warmer winters than predicted by climate models, the researchers said. In turn, the results suggest this phenomenon should be accounted for in models forecasting global warming." - Full Article Source

01/29/13 - Asteroid Resources Could Make SciFi Dreams and Nightmares a Reality


"With two private companies, Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries, proposing to set up asteroid mining, the prospect of accessing limitless wealth beyond the Earth has caused a bit of media speculation about what that could mean. The question arises, could asteroid resources be used to create the greatest dreams — and perhaps the worst nightmares — of science fiction?"

Wealth in the sky beyond the dreams of avarice - NASA's Near Earth Object Program's website, quoting the 1990s-era book "Mining the Sky," suggests that there is in the asteroid belt alone enough wealth to provide everyone on Earth $100 billion.

Asteroids can be used to build structures on space. Comets can be exploited for water and volatiles. Platinum group metals can be mined to develop high-tech products. One estimate of the value of one asteroid, Amun 3554, a less than mile-wide Earth approacher, is about $20 trillion.

Asteroid wealth to fund interstellar travel - recently speculated that an influx of asteroid wealth could be used to fund a program of interstellar travel, with perhaps the first crewed star ship leaving Earth by 2100. With NASA working on warp drive concepts and with the hunt for extra-solar Earth-like planets proceeding apace, ironing out all of the problems attended with interstellar travel may be just a matter of funding.

The article suggests that the first real-life model of the starship Enterprise might cost somewhere in the range of $1 trillion, an immense amount now, but pocket change in a world where asteroid mining is taking place and the solar system is being economically developed and settled. The dream of "Star Trek" could well be financed by the efforts of free-market capitalists.

Asteroid wealth to fund a death star - Rand Simberg, a space blogger and self-described "recovering aerospace engineer" suggests, with perhaps tongue fully inserted in cheek, another science fiction movie that could become reality thanks the asteroid wealth. Noting the successful White House petition to build a Star Wars-style "Death Star," rejected by the administration partly for fiscal reasons, Simberg seeks to prove that the cost of a moon-sized terror weapon, while immense, would not be quite as great as the White House claimed.

Then he suggests that a combination of asteroid wealth, space-based manufacturing and construction, advanced technology and perhaps an excess of megalomania on the part of future politicians could make a Death Star possible. Why anyone would want a moon-sized terror weapon capable of destroying entire planets is another question entirely, but given the flow of wealth from asteroid mining, such things are perhaps economically possible.

(How about all robotic asteroid factories that spew out all kinds of electronics, appliances, you name it, using machining techniques and 3d printing so everyone on earth could have anything they wanted very cheaply?

More Better - How about one or more FREE robots in every house to cook, do housework, laundry, gardening, repairs, etc.? - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/29/13 - A toilet without water - or smell
KeelyNet Rod Livingston is the inventor of Dry-Flush, an odorless, waterless toilet designed for use in RVs and boats, now being manufactured in Connecticut and sold by distributors around the world. Livingston and his business partner have applied for patents for the toilet, the only waterless unit that has both flushing action and a bagging system for waste.

As he began researching RVs, Livingston said, he discovered the toilet systems were “pretty awful” — especially their smell. He was convinced he could do better.

The idea to use air pressure to create the flush that sends waste into a bag came to him pretty quickly. Making sure the bag didn’t stink took much longer. “I spent most of a year experimenting,” Livingston said.

Then he remembered working with metallic film while at Discovision. If adding a single layer of aluminum molecules to a bag could keep moisture out, maybe it would keep the smell in. It worked.

“That was an a-ha moment,” Livingston remembers.

The waste bag “keeps the odor in, just like a package of tuna or potato chips,” he said. “Nothing can get through a very thin layer of metal like that.”

The partners are working to get the cost of the toilets down. A unit costs $420 and replacement cartridges come in packs of three for $49. - Full Article Source

01/29/13 - FLPD Uses High-Tech Water To Catch Thieves
As part of a burglar alarm system, Smartwater sprays the intruders. You could call it a crime fighting spray. Under a special light, you’ll see why. It leaves a harmless chemical staining the skin and clothes, explains SmartWater Founder Philip Cleary.

“I hit the button,” explained the store clerk. The smart water was activated for when they ran across it. As they ran through it, the spray came down in huge doses so they were completely and utterly soaked.”

Weeks later when the suspects were arrested, police found the SmartWater on the gun. The spray is similar to DNA – in that it’s unique to each customer, so the gun was linked to the jewelry store robbery and the crooks were out of luck!

For home use, SmartWater can be sprayed on to your property. If someone takes it and tries to sell it; it will be marked with spray that links it back to you.

“Having had a motorcycle stolen before,” explained Letulle, “I think you just put a dab somewhere inconspicuously, now my motorcycle’s marked with the smart water, it’s got my code on it. If they show up at a pawn shop, now it’s traceable.” - Full Article Source

01/29/13 - Wrong girl to mess with
Looks like someone picked the wrong girl! - Full Article Source

01/29/13 - Want a good laugh, look who's back with BP...uh...scuse me, BS
KeelyNet After years of research I have made a full disclosure on the radiant energy device at my new website...

The secrets are now out and with the information that I've disclosed it is my hope that duplication and validation of this technology will release the stagnation of our world and usher in a new era.

(I am simply STUNNED to find such crap on the site as Vlad has an excellent history of being a pretty good BS detector but this one slipped through...same old crap from a proven huckster, check his history and 'results' verified by.....anyone?

What next, Dennis Lee, Don Smith (one of BPs kindred associates), Stan Meyer, John Searl, etc. ad nauseum...BP must be low on money again or the suckers finally figured out the radiant energy hustle.

Check out Bruce A. Perrault's bogus 'Chlorine Cold Fission Tube' originally posted on the Keelynet BBS as COLDFISS.ASC on 12/15/95. Wow, 17 years later, such progress and all those confirmations....NOT!

Nuclear physicist Stan Friedman once told me;

'Just as there is legitimacy by association, so too is there ILLEGITIMACY by association'.

After all, 'Neurotics build castles in the sky. Psychotics live in them', forever claiming they will save the world by so kindly 'sharing' their discoveries, right and if you believe that, do I have a bridge to sell you!

It is a great thing to remember. 'Thou shalt not brook hucksters (or conmen) with fraudulent histories'. The INTENT is to troll you to his 'new' website hoping you will buy something. Quote "full disclosure on the radiant energy device at my new website", did ya get that, what a HOOT!

People have NOT FORGOTTEN that you can generate power from radioactive elements, such as the late Paul Brown's Resonant Nuclear Battery - (The Alpha-Beta Voltaic Effect NuCell) - "A radioisotope electric power system developed by inventor Paul Brown is a scientific breakthrough in nuclear power. The battery utilizes the energy given off by decaying radioactive material, converting it directly into a continuous AC electrical current. Unlike conventional nuclear generating devices, the power cell does not rely on a nuclear reaction or chemical process and does not produce radioactive waste products."

As well as all the people who tapped electricity from ambient atmospheric electricity and EM waves such as the Joe TATE - Ambient Power Module where he wrote; "In 1979, I was experimenting with methods of turning radio energy in the air into usable electric power. I developed a clock which drew its power from an antenna that was just a long piece of wire stretched out horizontally about 20 feet above the ground."

I can't believe the patent office is so dim these days as to allow anyone using bogus, dreamed up buzzwords to patent atomic batteries and collecting ambient power with so much PRIOR ART and earlier patents by qualified, educated engineers and scientists.

The patent office these days is totally screwed up since any fool can file a patent and even get it approved because the patent office has not REQUIRED WORKING MODELS since 1880. So there are millions of unproven patents and claims dreamed up by 'inventors' imaginations in hopes of the patent giving them so type of credibility. Credibility comes from working devices tested and verified by our peers, not by plagiarizing the works of others. - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/29/13 - Space pic - US oil field waste gas could power Chicago AND Washington


This incredible picture from space shows how the U.S. oil industry has boomed to such an extent that a gas field now burns as brightly as a major city.

The rapid increase in shale oil production means it is now often more economical to 'flare off' unwanted gas than to sell it.

As a result, one field in North Dakota, the state leading the energy revolution, is now burning off enough gas to power all the homes in Chicago and Washington D.C. combined. - Full Article Source

01/29/13 - Traffic camera countermeasure
KeelyNet Don’t get us wrong, we drive very carefully as it’s the most dangerous thing we do on a regular basis. But even a careful driver can get caught by bad traffic and a red light camera.

These are devices that monitor intersections. If you get caught in the middle when the light goes red they take a picture and you get a ticket in the mail.

Well, that’s the way it used to be. This traffic camera countermeasure puts it to an end. As you can see, the noPhoto uses a flash of its own to overexpose traffic camera images.

The image above shows the prototype.

The foil is reflecting a flash on either side onto the license plate using a flash sensor which acts as the trigger.

According to the demo video, the system can even defeat the pre-flash, and dual-photo types of cameras.

(They even have small town traffic cops in central Mexico hiding behind trees after dark to take strobe photos of the plates of speeding vehicles passing, too lazy to even stop them, hoping they can track the address from the plates to mail them a ticket. - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/29/13 - Earth Electromagnetic Induction Zones
Take your digital and analog multimeters and set them to mV. Also check the energy devises that are being used. Make sure power is disconnected from the energy devises.

If you have a newer cell phone that uses apps you can down load magnetometer app. I don’t know how good they are, but it’s worth a try.

Another test is to take a diode or a bridge rectifier connected to the motor or transformers that you have laying around and reverse polarity to the capacitor and let it set for a while, before taking a reading. I did this and had good results.

The induction zones are highly concentrated and some of them are very large in size and small in size in places, on earth, which these zones would be based on the physical make up of the geographic area.

We need to chart OU Devises locations with out reveling the inventor’s location. This could help in understanding these Electromagnetic fields structures. And this could explain other OU Devises.

This is going to change people’s point of view on how OU devises access external energies.

When I started my pulse motor up, it ran normal as I expected. But after it was running I was getting sound effects from the pulse motor. The way it sounded was it was trying to speed up. Well I listened for awhile to the sounds and I decided, maybe it was back EMF that was causing this. So I decided to hook up a transformer that I removed from a microwave oven, using the primary side only, to see if it had any effect.

Well, it did have an effect on it, more than I bargained for. It was like plugging it into an AC outlet. This setup was very basic setup, nothing special to it. No diodes or capacitors or any other electronic components.

My pulse motor, consisted of 21 ceramic magnets mounted on a steel flywheel, one hand made pulse coil, and one HV transformer and one relay for switching. The relay coil was not being used and 12VDC car battery that was bad. This was too simple. (via

(So much RF in the air these days, it would be an additional failsafe to do such tests in a grounded Faraday cage, just my two cents based on what is described. I never understand why people have to come up a new term or start making claims before others have also verified them. The Guru Syndrome lives on. - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/29/13 - Dung Beetles Navigate By the Milky Way; Pigeons pickup Magnetism
"A day in the life of a male dung beetle goes something like this: Fly to a heap of dung, sculpt a clump of it into a large ball, then roll the ball away from the pile as fast as possible.

However, it turns out that the beetles, who work at night, need some sort of compass to prevent them from rolling around in circles. New research suggests that the insects use starlight to guide their way.

Birds, seals, and humans also use starlight to navigate, but this is the first time it's been shown in an insect."

Also on the topic of How Animals Get Around Without GPS, new research has considerably heightened scientists understanding of birds' sensitivity to magnetic fields.

For homing pigeons at least, this ability seems to be tied to a cluster of just 53 neurons - Full Article Source

01/29/13 - Press, Bloggers Fall For iPhone Cup Holder 'Joke'
KeelyNet "An iPhone case with a built-in cup holder? The designers were looking for $25,000 to make it on the crowdsourcing site Indiegogo.

One look at the contraption should have been enough to convince anyone that the thing was a joke, or a publicity stunt,

but a number of mainstream press outlets (LA Times, UPI) and bloggers

took the bait with little or no realization that that they might be on the wrong end of the hook.

Today the Dutch marketing firm behind the effort acknowledged that it was 'a joke'." - Full Article Source

01/29/13 - Skin, Soft Tissue Infections Succumb to Blue Light
"Blue light is a potential non-toxic, non-antibiotic approach for treating skin and soft tissue infections, especially those caused by antibiotic resistant pathogens," says Hamblin.

In the study, animal models were infected with P. aeruginosa. All of the animals in the group treated with blue light survived, while in the control, 82 percent (9 out of 11) of the animals died.

Treatment of skin and soft tissue infections has been significantly complicated by the explosion of antibiotic resistance, which may bring an end to what medical scientists refer to as the antibiotic era, says Hamblin.

"Microbes replicate very rapidly, and a mutation that helps a microbe survive in the presence of an antibiotic drug will quickly predominate throughout the microbial population. Recently, a dangerous new enzyme, NDM-1, that makes some bacteria resistant to almost all antibiotics available has been found in the United States. Many physicians are concerned that several infections soon may be untreatable."

Besides harming public health, antibiotic resistance boosts health care costs. "Treating resistant skin and soft tissue infections often requires the use of more expensive, or more toxic drugs, and can result in longer hospital stays for infected patients," says Hamblin. - Full Article Source

01/29/13 - 17 year old Invents Incredible Wireless Cardiac Examination
Catherine Wong's research project, "A Novel Design for Wireless Low-Cost Cardiac Examination Over the Mobile Phone Platform: Telemedicine for the Developing World," provides the mechanism for real-time transmission of medical data through a cell phone, providing access to health care to nearly two-billion people in remote or underdeveloped areas of the world.

Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Research Institute in California remarked that Wong's project “is the kind of technology that ‘flattens the earth’ for better medical care.” - Full Article Source

01/29/13 - How To Find Out In 30 Seconds If You Have Parkinson's
It is estimated that between 4 and 6 million people worldwide have Parkinson's. Because the disease is more likely to affect older people than younger, and because the population is aging and growing, that figure is expected to rise.

Parkinson's primarily affects movement, the 'classic' symptoms are uncontrollable and unwanted motion in the limbs, which looks like shaking or tremors.

So, for me, it was the chance discovery that voice is affected as much by Parkinson's as limb movements, that set me on the path of trying to detect and monitor Parkinson's using voice recordings.

In collaboration with one of my students, I worked for several years and now have algorithms that, in the lab, reach around 99 percent accuracy in detecting the disease. We also know how to predict the severity of symptoms to within a few percentage points of clinical judgment.

Our technology could enable some radical breakthroughs, because voice-based tests can be administered remotely, and patients can do the tests themselves. Also, they are high speed, taking less than 30 seconds, and since they don't involve expert staff time, they are ultra low cost. That makes the technology massively scalable.

Recently, we set up the Parkinson's Voice Initiative with the aim of collecting 10,000 voices from across the world, using the standard telephone network. We wanted to test the technology outside the lab. We had a massive public response, quickly reaching the target in just a few months.

This incredible and unique dataset will tell us whether it is possible to use something as ubiquitous as the telephone to detect and monitor the disease. This now becomes a 'big data' analysis problem, and until the analysis is done, we can't know for sure if it will work. But if it does, we would have the technology to check out some 75 percent of the world's population at a negligible cost. - Full Article Source

01/29/13 - Driver's Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants Bill Signed Into Law
KeelyNet As Illinois becomes the fourth and most populous state to give undocumented immigrants permission to drive, nagging concerns remain about whether there are enough safeguards to avoid the identity fraud and other pitfalls other states faced.

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed Illinois' measure into law Sunday in Chicago. Backers, including Quinn, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and some of the state's top Republicans, tout it as a public-safety measure. They argue that required facial recognition technology is reliable enough to prevent fraud.

They hailed it as an important step for immigrant rights in Illinois, which approved its own Dream Act in 2010 to create a privately-funded scholarship program for immigrant students.

The bama plans to discuss his plan to overhaul the immigration system during a trip to Las Vegas on Tuesday.

(Simply Incredible, undocumented means ILLEGAL and the only right they have is to be sent back to whatever home country they come from until they can come in legally. These politicians need to be FIRED and jailed for breaking the law. - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/29/13 - Lightning may affect headache, migraines
Headache expert Dr. Vincent Martin-- professor in the division of general internal medicine and University of Cincinnati Health physician -- and his son, Geoffrey Martin, a fourth-year medical student at UC, showed there was a 31 percent increased risk of headache and 28 percent increased risk of migraine for chronic headache sufferers on days lighting struck within 25 miles of study participant's homes.

The study published in the journal Cephalalgia, found new-onset headache and migraine increased by 24 percent and 23 percent in participants when lightning occurred.

Study participants recruited in Ohio and Missouri, who fulfilled the criteria for International Headache Society-defined migraines, recorded their headache activity in a daily journal for three to six months.

The location where lightning struck within 25 miles of participants' homes, as well as the magnitude and polarity of lightning current, were recorded.

"We used mathematical models to determine if the lightning itself was the cause of the increased frequency of headaches or whether it could be attributed to other weather factors encountered with thunderstorms," Vincent Martin said.

"Our results found a 19 percent increased risk for headaches on lightning days, even after accounting for these weather factors. This suggests that lightning has its own unique effect on headache."

(I noticed when I moved to Texas I had bought an electric blanket for the cold nights. Then I started getting headaches and I NEVER get headaches. When I came back to Mexico, it was chilly at night so I again used the electric blanket and headaches came back. So haven't used it for 4 days now and no headaches. I was told to run it until the bed is warm, then turn it off. Wow, some kind of synchronicity working here with this article. - JWD) - Full Article Source


01/26/13 - Researchers Use Lasers For Cooling
"Infrared cameras on satellites and night vision goggles could soon use lasers to cool their components.

According to the study published in Nature, researchers in Singapore were able to cool the semiconductor cadmium sulfide from 62 degrees fahrenheit to -9 degrees by focusing a green laser on it and making it fluoresce and lose energy as light.

Since they require neither gas nor moving parts, they can be more compact, free from vibration and not prone to mechanical failure."

The technique whereby lasers can be used to cool targets is called optical refrigeration. It works like this: lasers focused on an object can make it fluoresce, which causes it to lose energy as light and decrease in temperature. Optical refrigerators potentially have a number of advantages over conventional units.

Although optical refrigeration of solids was first predicted in 1929, it was not seen experimentally until 1995 with glassy and crystalline materials doped with rare earth metals.

In less than 20 years, research using these materials has advanced optical refrigeration enough to achieve cooling from room temperature to about -260 degrees Fahrenheit. Still, that is significantly warmer than the -321 degrees F at which liquid nitrogen boils.

The researchers achieved cooling using specific wavelengths of green light. They precisely engineered the semiconductor into thin ribbons less than 10 microns wide, or less than one-tenth the width of a human hair, and only 100 nanometers thick, less than a wavelength of visible light, to confine the interactions within the semiconductor and accomplish cooling.

“People may think the nanobelt is too small, that it is not going to be useful,” Xiong says. But, by showing that laser cooling of semiconductors is possible, more practical devices may emerge “once we find better materials, pushing the cooling to bulk materials.”

The researchers want to see if semiconductor optical refrigerators can reach far lower temperatures, even reaching down to that of liquid helium, which is at least -452 degrees F, just a few degrees above absolute zero. - Full Article Source

01/26/13 - Build your own vertical axis wind turbine
KeelyNet You can build a copy of this vertical wind turbine in a weekend and it won’t cost you all that much. Applied Sciences developed the hardware and they’re sharing all for the build details.

You will be taken through every part of the build starting with the fin assembly which is made from stove-pipe material. This is a perfect raw material because it is already curved and suited for aerodynamic use in much the same way that PVC pipe is for making fins and we would expect it to be a bit lighter in weight.

You will also need to turn your own coils when assembling the stator. This particular build process uses nine coils embedded in fiberglass.

They remain stationary while two different discs, each containing a dozen rare earth magnets, rotate in close proximity to induce a current.

It outputs three-phase AC current which can be turned to DC using a bridge rectifier and then further regulated for storage in batteries. - Full Article Source

01/26/13 - Voodoo Mama Hot Sauce
This laugh out loud comedy is a battle of the sexes at a ghetto bus stop, where a Voodoo Mama (Bilonda Mfunyi) destroys the family jewels of a sexual bully (Rhys Ifans) by using Voodoo Mama Hot sauce. All is at stake in this fun battle."

Voodoo Mama Hot sauce is a Short film that plays off as a fake Advert starring Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill, Mr. Nice, Harry Potter) and Bilonda Mfunyi Tshiabu. - Full Article Source

01/26/13 - Dancing Japanese robot shows high creepiness factor
You’ve just got to see this one to believe it. Someone choreographed some seriously lifelike dance moves for this robot. - Full Article Source

01/26/13 - Vibrator for Grid Players (Jan, 1930)
SOME university football coaches are using electric vibrator devices to aid in conditioning their players. The vibrator machine aids in eliminating superfluous flesh. - Full Article Source

01/26/13 - Silicon Nanoparticles Could Lead To On-Demand Hydrogen Generation
"Researchers at the University of Buffalo have created spherical silicon nanoparticles they claim could lead to hydrogen generation on demand becoming a 'just add water' affair.

When the particles are combined with water, they rapidly form hydrogen and silicic acid, a nontoxic byproduct, in a reaction that requires no light, heat or electricity.

In experiments, the hydrogen produced was shown to be relatively pure by successfully being used to power a small fan via a small fuel cell."

In a series of experiments, the scientists created spherical silicon particles about 10 nanometers in diameter. When combined with water, these particles reacted to form silicic acid (a nontoxic byproduct) and hydrogen — a potential source of energy for fuel cells.

The reaction didn’t require any light, heat or electricity, and also created hydrogen about 150 times faster than similar reactions using silicon particles 100 nanometers wide, and 1,000 times faster than bulk silicon, according to the study.

The findings appeared online in Nano Letters on Jan. 14. The scientists were able to verify that the hydrogen they made was relatively pure by testing it successfully in a small fuel cell that powered a fan.

“When it comes to splitting water to produce hydrogen, nanosized silicon may be better than more obvious choices that people have studied for a while, such as aluminum,” said researcher Mark T. Swihart... - Full Article Source

01/26/13 - Unlocking New Mobile Phones Becomes Illegal In the US Tomorrow
"Referencing a decision outlined in the Federal Register, Tech News Daily has published an article noting that the window to unlock your new mobile phone in the U.S. is closing.

'In October 2012, the Librarian of Congress, who determines exemptions to a strict anti-hacking law called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), decided that unlocking mobile phones would no longer be allowed.

But the library provided a 90-day window during which people could still buy a phone and unlock it. That window closes on January 26.'

While this doesn't apply to phones purchased before the window closes, this means that after 1/26/13, for any new mobile phone you purchase, you'll have to fulfill your contract, or break the law to unlock it."

It will still be perfectly legal to purchase an unlocked phone, which many carriers offer. This change removes the exemption for buying a new phone under contract (and thus, at a discount) and then unlocking it. - Full Article Source

01/26/13 - Mystery of the Shrunken Proton
"The proton, a fundamental constituent of the atomic nucleus, seems to be smaller than was previously thought. And despite three years of careful analysis and reanalysis of numerous experiments, nobody can figure out why. An new experiment published in Science only deepens the mystery.

The proton's problems started in 2010, when research using hydrogen made with muons seemed to show that the particle was 4% smaller than originally thought. The measurement, published in Nature, differed from those obtained by two other methods by 4%, or 0.03 femtometers.

That's a tiny amount but is still significantly larger than the error bars on either of the other measurements. The latest experiment also used muonic hydrogen, but probed a different set of energy levels in the atom.

It yielded the same result as the Nature paper — a proton radius of 0.84 fm — but is still in disagreement with the earlier two measurements.

So what's the problem? There could be a problem with the models used to estimate the proton size from the measurements, but so far, none has been identified. The unlikely but tantalizing alternative is that this is a hint of new physics." - Full Article Source

01/26/13 - Old Inkjet Becomes New Bio-Materials Printer
Bioprinting is printing with biological materials. Think of it as 3D printing, but with squishier ingredients! There's a lot of work being done at research labs and big companies like Organovo on print human tissues and human organs, with an eye towards drug testing, and transplantation into humans.

"Instructables member Patrik has successfully transformed an old HP5150 inkjet printer into a DIY bioprinter.

To do this he removed the plastic covers and panels and rewired the paper handling mechanism.

Then he prepped ink cartridges to be able to handle biological materials by opening the lid, removing the ink, and washing it out with deionized water.

For his first experiment, he printed a simple solution of arabinose onto filter paper." - Full Article Source

01/26/13 - Purported Relativity Paradox Resolved


"A purported conflict between the century-old theory of classical electrodynamics and Einstein's theory of special relativity doesn't exist, a chorus of physicists says.

Last April, an electrical engineer claimed that the equation that determines the force exerted on an electrically charged particle by electric and magnetic fields — the Lorentz force law — clashes with relativity, the theory that centers on how observers moving at a constant speed relative to one another will view the same events.

To prove it, he concocted a simple 'thought experiment' in which the Lorentz force law seemed to lead to a paradox. Now, four physicists independently say that they have resolved the paradox."

To understand the Lorentz force, suppose a charged particle moves through electric and magnetic fields. The Lorentz force law states that the electric field will push the particle in the same direction as the field while the magnetic field will push it in a direction perpendicular to both the magnetic field and the particle's velocity.

The force law is often used to illustrate how in relativity, for example, a force that appears to be purely electric to one observer will appear to be both electric and magnetic to an observer moving at a different speed.

But Mansuripur thought up an example in which the law seemed to lead to a logical contradiction. Consider a pointlike electric charge sitting a fixed distance from a tiny magnet (see figure). The magnet has no charge, so it experiences no force from the charge's electric field. Similarly, the unmagnetized charge does not interact with the magnet's magnetic field. So nothing happens.

Now imagine how things look from a "moving frame of reference" in which the charge and magnet both glide by at a steady speed. Thanks to the weird effects of relativity, the magnet appears to have more positive charge on one side and more negative charge on the other. So the point charge will pull on one side of the magnet and push on the other, creating a twisting torque—or so Mansuripur claimed.

The details go like this. The magnet can be thought of as a tiny loop of wire in which negatively charged electrons run through stationary positive ions. In the frame in which the ring is stationary, the electrons and ions are equally spaced and the ring appears uncharged. But in the moving frame, the electrons on one side of the ring move faster than those on the other relative to the observer. So thanks to the weird "Lorentz contraction" of relativity, the electrons on one side appear more tightly spaced and those on the other side more loosely spaced, creating the charge imbalance.

However, according to relativity, the magnet cannot twist in one frame and not in another, Mansuripur notes, so the results are paradoxical. To avoid the problem, he advocates replacing the Lorentz law with one that treats magnetism differently.

But Mansuripur forgot something, all four commenters argue. Thanks to the bizarreness of special relativity, the magnet also possesses an odd "hidden angular momentum" that in the moving frame constantly increases. By its very definition, a torque equals a change in angular momentum. So instead of twisting the magnet, the torque in the moving frame simply feeds the increase in hidden angular momentum. Problem solved.

Here's how the hidden angular momentum comes about. If the magnet is thought of as a current loop, then on one side of the loop the electric field from the point charge pushes the electrons in the direction in which they're already moving and boosts their energy. On the other side of the loop, the electric field opposes the electrons' motion and saps their energy. So there is a net flow of energy from one side of the loop to the other.

Thanks to Einstein's equation E=mc2, that energy flow is equivalent to the movement of mass, which itself is equivalent to momentum. So the energy flow gives the magnet a sideways hidden momentum, even though it's not moving sideways.

In the moving frame, this hidden momentum also gives rise to an increasing angular momentum. To see how this works, suppose you twirl a ball on the end of a string over your head. At any moment, the ball has a momentum that points perpendicular to the string and gives it an angular momentum around your hand, and that angular momentum increases as you let out string.

In the same way, in the moving frame, the receding sideways hidden momentum of the magnet leads to a steadily increasing angular momentum. And pumping up that angular momentum absolutely requires the torque that Mansuripur identifies, the commenters say.

Mansuripur is sticking to his guns. He argues that hidden momentum, which was identified in the 1960s, is an ill-defined concept that merely papers over the problem. "That's always been the problem with hidden momentum," Mansuripur says. "You know that something is missing, so you just postulate its existence." He says his approach eliminates the need for hidden momentum. - Full Article Source

01/26/13 - In Brazil, Trees To Call For Help If Illegally Felled
"The Brazilian government has begun fixing trees in the Amazon rainforest with a wireless device, known as Invisible Tracck, which will allow trees to contact authorities once they are felled and moved.

Here's how it works: Brazilian authorities fix the Invisible Tracck onto a tree.

An illegal logger cuts down the tree and puts it onto a truck for removal, unaware that they are carrying a tracking device.

Once Invisible Tracck comes within 20 miles (32 kilometers) of a cellular network it will 'wake up' and alert authorities." - Full Article Source

01/26/13 - Credit Card Swipe Fees Begin Sunday In USA
"A speedbump on the road to a cash-free economy will go into effect Sunday in the USA, as retailers in 40 states will have the option of passing along a surcharge to customers who pay with credit cards.

The so-called swipe fees arose from the settlement of a seven-year lawsuit filed by retailers against Visa, Mastercard, and big banks, who collect an electronic processing fee averaging 1.5 to 3 percent on transactions involving credit cards.

The banks naturally have opposed the consumer surcharges, preferring that the extra costs to be passed along in the form of higher prices.

Consumers in ten states (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma, Texas) won't be affected, since laws in those states forbid the practice (it seems that gasoline station owners here in Massachusetts got a different memo, though). Also, the surcharges won't be collected for debit or prepaid cards." - Full Article Source

01/26/13 - Unemployed Chinese Graduates Say No Thanks To Factory Jobs
"While people and politicians are pitching for more educations and reviving manufacturing in this country, jobs go begging in factories while many college educated young workers, which now number 11 times more than in 1989, are unemployed or underemployed in China.

A national survey of urban residents, released this winter by a Chinese university, showed that among people in their early 20s, those with a college degree were four times as likely to be unemployed as those with only an elementary school education. Yet, it is not about the pay.

Many factories are desperate for workers, despite offering double-digit annual pay increases and improved benefits, while an office job would initially pay as little as a third of factory wages.

The glut of college graduates is eroding wages even for those with more marketable majors, like computer science. Vocational schools and training programs are unpopular because they suffer from a low statue of for people from unsuccessful, poor, or peasant backgrounds.

"The more educated people are, the less they want to work in a factory," said an unemployed graduate. If we do succeed bringing back factory jobs, are their enough people want them?" - Full Article Source

01/26/13 - Religious Liberty Double Standards
KeelyNet Half of Americans worry that religious freedom in the U.S. is at risk, and many say activist groups -- particularly gays and lesbians -- are trying to remove "traditional Christian values" from the public square.

The findings of a poll published Wednesday (Jan. 23), reveal a "double standard" among a significant portion of evangelicals on the question of religious liberty, said David Kinnaman, president of Barna Group, a California think tank that studies American religion and culture.

While these Christians are particularly concerned that religious freedoms are being eroded in this country, "they also want Judeo-Christians to dominate the culture," said Kinnamon.

"They cannot have it both ways," he said. "This does not mean putting Judeo-Christian values aside, but it will require a renegotiation of those values in the public square as America increasingly becomes a multi-faith nation." - Full Article Source

01/26/13 - Storing Digital Data in DNA


Scientists have stored audio and text on fragments of DNA and then retrieved them with near-perfect fidelity—a technique that eventually may provide a way to handle the overwhelming data of the digital age.

"All we're doing is adapting what nature has hit upon—a very good way of storing information," said Nick Goldman, a computational biologist at the European Bioinformatics Institute in Hinxton, England, and lead author of the Nature paper.

Companies, governments and universities face an enormous challenge storing the ever-growing flood of digitized information, the videos, books, movies and songs sent over the Internet.

Some experts have looked for answers in biology. In recent years, they have found ways to encode trademarks in cells and poetry in bacteria, as well as store snippets of music in the genetic code of micro-organisms. But these biological things eventually die.

By contrast, DNA—the molecule that contains the genetic instructions for all living things—is stable, durable and dense. Because DNA isn't alive, it could sit passively in a storage device for thousands of years.

The researchers estimate the storage density of this technique at 2.2 petabytes per gram (abstract). "We knew we needed to make a code using only short strings of DNA, and to do it in such a way that creating a run of the same letter would be impossible.

So we figured, let's break up the code into lots of overlapping fragments going in both directions, with indexing information showing where each fragment belongs in the overall code, and make a coding scheme that doesn't allow repeats.

That way, you would have to have the same error on four different fragments for it to fail – and that would be very rare," said one of the study's authors. "We've created a code that's error tolerant using a molecular form we know will last in the right conditions for 10 000 years, or possibly longer," said another. - Full Article Source

01/26/13 - What sportsmanship is all about
A Spanish runner has shown the world that sometimes, just sometimes, winning isn't everything.

Last month, Spanish athlete Ivan Fernandez Anaya impressed the world by giving up victory to do the right thing. According to El Pais, it happened as the 24-year-old raced a cross-country event in Burlada, Navarre on Dec. 2.

In second place to Abel Mutai, the Kenyan athlete who won a bronze medal in the London Olympics, Anaya suddenly had a chance to surge ahead.

According to El Pais, Mutai mistakenly thought the end of the race came about 10 meters sooner than it did, and stopped running.

Then, he “looked back and saw the people telling him to keep going," Anaya told CNA. "But since he doesn't speak Spanish he didn't realize it."

So Anaya slowed, guiding Mutai to the actual finish line. - Full Article Source


01/23/13 - Peugeot Citroen unveil new 117mpg air/motor hybrid
French car giant PSA Peugeot Citroen believes it can put an air- powered vehicle on the road by 2016.

Its scientists say it will knock 45 per cent off fuel bills for an average motorist. And when driving in towns and cities costs could be slashed by as much as 80 per cent because the car will be running on air for four-fifths of the time.

The system works by using a normal internal combustion engine, special hydraulics and an adapted gearbox along with compressed air cylinders that store and release energy. This enables it to run on petrol or air, or a combination of the two.

Air power would be used solely for city use, automatically activated below 43mph and available for ‘60 to 80 per cent of the time in city driving’. By 2020, the cars could be achieving an average of 117 miles a gallon, the company predicts.

The air compression system can re-use all the energy normally lost when slowing down and braking. The motor and a pump are in the engine bay, fed by a compressed air tank underneath the car, running parallel to the exhaust.

The revolutionary new ‘Hybrid Air’ engine system – the first to combine petrol with compressed air – is a breakthrough for hybrid cars because expensive batteries will no longer be needed.

Cars fitted with Hybrid Air will be about £1,000 cheaper to buy than current hybrid models.

The revolutionary system will be able to be installed on any normal family car without altering its external shape or size or reducing the boot size, provided the spare wheel is not stored there. From the outside, an air-powered car will look identical to a conventional vehicle.

A spokesman said: ‘We are not talking about weird and wacky machines. These are going to be in everyday cars.’

Peugeot, which unveiled its prototype yesterday, envisages introducing it in smaller models such as the 208 at first. Motorists never run the risk of running out of compressed air late at night on a deserted country road because the car will be fitted with a sophisticated artificial brain that ensures it replenishes itself automatically.

The air compresses and decompresses of its own accord as the car speeds up and slows down. - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - Injectable Foam Expands in the Belly, Stops the Bleeding
KeelyNet Two liquids that turn into a solid foam after being injected into the body may one day save the lives of injured soldiers and wounded civilians by slowing internal bleeding so that they can make it to a hospital.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded Arsenal Medical a $15.5 million grant in December to further develop the foam technology, which would be delivered to a wounded soldier through the belly button.

Currently, battlefield medics and paramedics have no tools to stop internal bleeding before an injured person reaches a hospital.

“The only thing you can do for that is get to the hospital as soon as possible,” says David King, a trauma surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and a co-investigator on the foam project. King, who has served as a military doctor in both Iraq and Afghanistan, says death in these military contexts from uncontrolled internal bleeding is a “regular and routine occurrence.”

Arsenal Medical in Watertown, Massachusetts, has designed a substance that fills the abdominal cavity and forms a solid foam that can slow internal bleeding. It starts with two liquids. “Mixing those two liquid components causes a chemical reaction that drives the material throughout the abdominal cavity,” says Upma Sharma, head of the foam-technology research at Arsenal.

The idea is that the foam would put enough pressure on the site of the injury to slow bleeding for up to three hours so that the soldier could be transported to a hospital. There, a surgeon would remove the block of foam and tend to the soldier’s wounds.

A field medic would inject the two liquids through the injured soldier’s belly button—”a very easy location to find and a safe place to access the cavity,” says Sharma. “You aren’t going to puncture the aorta there,” she says.

The company tested more than 1,200 different mixtures before finding the combination with the right material properties. The foam can’t form too fast or too slow, can’t be too hard or too soft when it’s solid, and surgeons must be able to remove it without doing more damage to the soldier.

One property of Arsenal’s foam that sets its material apart from other attempts to solve the problem is how it interacts with blood, says Sharma. “When we started, we thought you wanted something that would mix well with the blood because that would help it get to the site [of bleeding],” she says. “It turns out that’s not right; you want something that doesn’t mix with blood and instead pushes it out of the way.”

The hardened foam is a polyurethane, a family of materials that is already used in bone cement, vascular grafts, and other medical situations, as well as car seats and insulation. - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - Mosquito Candle could save millions of lives
KeelyNet Gold Coast-run Sure Products have developed a candle product that could help lead impoverished countries out of the darkness of malaria misery.

It is about to fill an order for two million of its SureDuz mosquito candles, to be distributed across 20 African nations, netting the company a $9 million to $10 million pay day.

The candle, a mix of mozzie-repelling ingredients that are released in an invisible plume to protect within a 5m radius, is being backed by the Ugandan government as a solution to a malaria epidemic.

Sure Products distribution manager Mathew Concord said the candle, approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority and also in New Zealand and across Africa, was expected to be so effective that the Uganda's National Drug Authority was set to list it as a medical product and planned to subsidise the $4 cost per candle to make it available to impoverished communities.

"About 300 people die from malaria every day in Uganda and nearly two million people across Africa are affected by it," Mr Concord said.

Sure Products director Earl Richards said poor Africans were fearful of malaria because homes were simple huts without doors or windows.

"If I can save just one life with this candle, it will be worth it," he said.

Mr Richards said eight years had been spent in development and testing.

James Cook University entomologist Dr Scott Ritchie conducted tests and found the candle was 85 per cent effective in repelling mosquitoes, compared with sandalwood sticks (73 per cent), pyrethroid coils (64 per cent) and citronella candles (42 per cent).

World Vision Australia policy expert Garth Luke said insecticide-treated bed nets and early diagnosis of malaria had cut deaths by more than 50 per cent in the past decade, but more help was desperately needed. - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - Steam-driven Wheels for Cars (Dec, 1932)
KeelyNet AN AUTOMOBILE carrying motors in its wheels is being perfected in a Chicago laboratory.

Each wheel contains a six-cylinder engine fed with steam through the hub, and mounted eccentrically to the wheel proper.

The piston rods of the steam wheel descend one after another propelling the car ever forward.

An automobile so equipped, inventors claim,

could travel at a speed of 100 miles an hour and cover 2,000 miles without refueling.

This would be a great advantage, especially to high-speed cross-country busses which waste time filling gas tanks en route.

(Wow, that is quite a claim. My late friend Victor Hansen said they used to race Stanley steamers and other steam cars.

KeelyNet He said to the best of his knowledge, they never opened them up to FULL POWER because

they could easily exceed 150mph and much, much more,

but the suspension systems on those original car designs would cause them to shake too much,

so they never safely could top it out.

1906 Stanley Touring Car - "Stanley Steamers were fast, one set the world record for the fastest mile in an automobile (28.2 seconds, about 128mph) in 1906 and held that record until 1911. As far as steam powered vehicles go the Stanley Steamer held its record until 2009." - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - Bomb Blasts Alter Brain Lipid Levels
"About 320,000 soldiers returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have struggled with neurological problems associated with traumatic brain injury, according to the Rand Corporation.

Some veterans experience symptoms, such as memory loss and anxiety, without noticeable physical signs of brain injury. Now researchers report a possible chemical signature: Levels of a certain lipid spike in the brains of mice exposed to mild explosions (abstract; full article paywalled).

This lipid could serve as a way to diagnose people who are at risk of developing neurological disorders after a blast, the scientists say." - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - New Asteroid Mining Company Emerges
KeelyNet "A new company intends by 2015 to send a fleet of tiny satellites to mine passing asteroids for high-value metals.

Deep Space Industries Inc.'s asteroid mining proposal begins in 2015, when the company plans to send out a squadron of 55lb cubesats, called Fireflies, that will explore near-Earth space for two to six months looking for target asteroids.

The company's CEO said, 'Using resources harvested in space is the only way to afford permanent space development. More than 900 new asteroids that pass near Earth are discovered every year.

They can be like the Iron Range of Minnesota was for the Detroit car industry last century — a key resource located near where it was needed. In this case, metals and fuel from asteroids can expand the in-space industries of this century. That is our strategy.'" - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - Colds, Flu, Circulation/heart problems, AIDS, tumors, etc...
A couple of other things we discovered MANY years ago...a cure for colds and flu;

Zinc tablet placed on tongue, tastes horrible but let it DISSOLVE...will increase the voltage between mouth and nose to electrocute the cold virus - Zinc kills Colds, Betaine kills Flu and this Wiki Common Cold - "Studies suggested that zinc, if taken within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms, reduces the duration and severity of the common cold in healthy people"

And check out this old file for circulation and heart problems melts the plaque out of your body and radically increases circulation by cleaning out the arteries...amazing stories about people ready for heart surgery or artery replacement, take these two types of pills and in a month, a sonogram will show arteries (carotid easiest) totally cleaned out...with increased blood flow to the brain, improves memory and restores your 'wits' and helps increase nerve flow to weakened organs - Removing arterial plaque.

And there are at least 3 CURES for AIDs;

1) German method runs live blood through a quartz tube irradiated by UV light...the blood will 'cold boil' as it kills all viruses and bacteria including AIDS...the healthy blood now has dead stuff in it so they filter the blood and return to the body...

2) my late friend Dr. Bob Becks machine that electrocutes the AIDS virus...Bob used to live in Dallas and hung out on Greenville Avenue...he used to weigh over 300 pounds but using this machine, with two nickel sized electrodes, one connected to each ankle with wires running up to a control box at his waist, increased his energy and immune system so much he lost major WEIGHT...from +300 down to about 180 in a year!!! No diet, no excersize, just pumps up the energy in the body...great guy, super smart, but he was 77 when he died of heart failure - Electronically curing Cancer, AIDS, anything Viral

Dr. Bob Beck, Self Healing Guru, Dead At 77

Tetrasil as a cure for AIDS?

Tetrasil 1

UV water purifier 1
UV water purifier 2

A Preliminary study of Extracorporeal Photopheresis (photodynamic therapy) for HIV Infection

Inoperable tumors and a CURE for 'inoperable' brain tumors

I and many people I know have used the zinc, betaine with hydrochloric acid, lysine and vitamin C ASCORBATE for YEARS AND YEARS now...with good results.

Of course there is lots and lots more...would love to have funding to setup a clinic here in Mexico where people could come all from over the world for alternative treatments...would serve two help people get well AND collect lots of information for before, during and after treatments including what kind of treatment, dosage, duration, etc...

Have at least 3 Mexican doctors who said call me when you get the money to do this cause they want to WORK THERE on advanced medicine that is holistic and not the inverse 'trees for the forest' bullshit approach of orthodox medicine.

I (and my associates) have collected TONS OF INFORMATION about all kinds of things including health...not to mention all kinds of fascinating inforamtion from hundreds of other associates in many fields...but no one is willing to back any of it. - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - Write code, fix the space station, win $10,000
KeelyNet If you want something great to add to your astronaut application, this is your chance. If you can figure out a way to optimize the position of the solar panels for the International Space Station, you’ll win $10,000 from this TopCoder competition.

Positioning the solar arrays on the ISS is an incredibly complex task; if parts of the arrays are in the shadow of other parts, they’ll bend due to the temperature difference and eventually break. NASA would like more power to run science experiments and other cool stuff, so they’re turning to hackers so they can optimize the amount of power generated on the ISS.

Your goal, as a contestant in this completion, is to define the angular position and velocity for each of the joints that connect the solar panels to the station for every point in a 92-minute orbit. Limitations on any solution include making sure the masts for each panel aren’t in a shadow more than they need to be, making sure the cycle can be repeated each orbit, and making sure the most power is generated on board.

The completion is open, so if you haven’t done enough matrix algebra this weekend feel free to sign up. In any event, you’ll get a cool CAD model of the ISS. - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - Snuglin heating invention goes on display in Museum
The Snuglin – a cushion with a built-in heater developed by eminent North East engineer Dr Tony Trapp – has gone on display in the new inventions showcase at Discovery Museum in Newcastle, alongside the work of Stephenson and Armstrong.

“Many people feel cold and the challenge of keeping warm is a great worry for many, especially the elderly."

“A conventional solution is to upgrade housing and heating systems in a long-term and costly way. This is a sound long-term strategy, but there is an urgent need to keep vulnerable people warm now."

“Only a small amount of power is required to warm somebody if the heat is applied locally to them. Placed under a jumper, Snuglin creates a warm microclimate. Cuddling something warm also provides a great psychological comfort, especially for older people and those who are vulnerable to the cold. It offers the real possibility that no one needs to be cold because they cannot afford fuel costs.”

You could fill a hot water bottle from the kettle (careful not to scald yourself), and cuddle that for a while. It will be too hot for you at first, gradually getting colder until you have to get up and do it all again. Or you could pop a wheat bag in the microwave. Lovely, but only for the 10 minutes that it stays warm.

The big disadvantage that hot water bottles and wheat bags both have is that the heat is applied in a very specific place. To warm up a part of your body, that part has to be touching the hot water bottle or wheat bag. They heat by conduction, so you get a hot patch on your lap but your hands might still be freezing.

Snuglin is different. With its constant, gentle flow of warm air it heats up the entire person. If you need a little bit extra, you even can put your hands inside it.

Cold feet in bed? Stick your Snuglin at the end of your bed for the most deliciously warm feet, all night long. Unlike an electric blanket which just warms up the bits of you that are touching the bed, Snuglin warms the air inside the bed, creating a lovely pocket of warmth just where you need it!

Cuddling up on the sofa under a blanket? Stick your Snuglin under the blanket as well for the ultimate in warmth and cosiness.

if you are unlucky enough to spill your tea on it the low voltage means that it is completely safe.

The heater has a built-in fuse and overheat protection.

Unlike other heaters, Snuglin has been designed from the outset to be used with clothes and blankets. If the air inlet is restricted, the unit cannot overheat - the special heater element automatically regulates its own temperature, which means that it can't burn out or melt like a normal fan heater.

The Snuglin power cable has a pull-away connector to make sure that there is no trip hazard. For example, if the cable is given a sharp tug, the connector will just pull away without causing any damage. Just plug it back in again when you are ready! - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - Poor man kept alive by own dialysis invention
KeelyNet Three times a week, Hu Songwen sits on a small toilet in his home in a rural east China town and fires up his homemade dialysis machine.

Hu, who has had kidney disease requiring dialysis for 20 years, built his own dialysis machine with medical equipment, such as a blood pump and plastic tubing. The crude device has sustained his life since he stopped going to the hospital 13 years ago. The machine removes waste products from his blood that aren't removed by his kidneys.

Hu was a college junior when he was diagnosed in 1993. After 6 years of treatment, hefty hospital bills depleted his family's savings.

"The cost for each home treatment is only 60 yuan (US$9.60), which is 12 percent ($80.00US) of the hospital charge for dialysis," Hu said.

He mixes potassium chloride, sodium chloride and sodium hydrogen carbonate into purified water to make dialysis fluid before undergoing the procedure. The single man lives with his 81-year-old mother in Qutang township of Jiangsu Province.

Hu kept his home treatments a secret until July of last year, when he put a video of his procedure on the Internet. The footage became an online sensation after Hu's story was reported by the Southern Weekly last week.

Hu said the video was not intended to showcase his invention, but to get more suitable treatment. Hu said his machine can be dangerous. Two of his friends died after building and using similar machines. - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - The art and science of searching for water


The United States Geological Survey has an interesting FAQ report on dowsing — the practice of attempting to locate underground water with divining rods.

It's got some interesting history and comparisons between dowsing and modern hydrology. The part on evidence for and against dowsing, though, is pretty sparse.

If you want more on that, The Skeptic's Dictionary has some deeper analysis.

The basic gist — what little research there has been suggests the successes of dowsing aren't any better than chance. - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - The world's thinnest watch
KeelyNet Weighing 12 grams, the cuff is designed to be 'forgotten' while being worn, according to the designers at Central Standard Timing: "Everything about the design and engineering was thoroughly considered for its functional and aesthetic benefits. The CST-01 is the most minimal expression of a timepiece."

With no controls on the watch itself, it is recharged and set using a supplied base-station.

Central Standard Timing was founded by engineers Dave Vondle and Jerry O’Leary, both formetly of successful design outfit IDEO.

A recently-launched Kickstarter project for the CST-01, seeeking $200,000, has already blasted past its goal. It's currently at $637,847 with 31 days left to go—preorders are $129. - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - 300 Million Year Old Aluminum Gear Not Result Of Natural Forces


According to Yulia Zamanskaya, when a resident of Vladivostok was lighting the fire during a cold winter evening, he found a rail-shaped metal detail which was pressed in one of the pieces of coal that the man used to heat his home.

Mesmerized by his discovery, the responsible citizen decided to seek help from the scientists of Primorye region. After the metal object was studied by the leading experts the man was shocked to learn about the assumed age of his discovery.

The metal detail was supposedly 300 million years old and yet the scientists suggest that it was not created by nature but was rather manufactured by someone. The question of who might have made an aluminum gear in the dawn of time remains unanswered.

The find was very much like a toothed metal rail, created artificially. It was like parts are often used in microscopes, various technical and electronic devices says writer Natalia Ostrowski at KP UA Daily.

Nowadays, finding a strange artifact in coal is a relatively frequent occurrence. The first discovery of this sort was made in 1851 when the workers in one of the Massachusetts mines extracted a zinc silver-incrusted vase from a block of unmined coal which dated all the way back to the Cambrian era which was approximately 500 million years ago.

Sixty one years later, American scientists from Oklahoma discovered an iron pot which was pressed into a piece of coal aged 312 million years old.

All of these discoveries not only puzzled the experts but also undermined the most fundamental doctrines of modern science. - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - The Scientific basis – Why scientists question the E-Cat
KeelyNet In the previous report[1] I have reviewed the history of the e-cat. We received encouraging feedback (about 70% positive), including some well reputable and distinguished experts in the LENR community.

Of course it wasn´t expected to get positive feedback from all sides. We noticed that many people have a reflex that criticism of one particular technology (or company) would automatically translate to the whole field of LENR science.

Notwithstanding, I want to point out very clearly that our previous analysis only related to the e-cat of Andrea Rossi, and does not in any way intend to question the seriousness and credibility of other people efforts.

But of course there is a real risk that in the event of an epic failure such adverse repercussions would occur.

The replication of LENR experiments (such as Celani or the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project) we acknowledge as the work of other distinguished groups, but we cannot seriously consider as a confirmation of Rossi. If LENR is true, it only means that the e-cat may be possible, nothing more.

Why we looked at Rossi´s e-cat? Rossi is the only one who claims to have a LENR device in the market.

Nobody else makes this claim, that is why it pulls particular attention. Unfortunately, despite unprecedented extraordinary claims, so far the e-cat promoters have still not provided a scientific evidence for the e-cat as a working device and there is still poor understanding about the process of the device.

In science it is about experimental facts and replication, not dogmatism. Critical thinking is not “pathological skepticism”. (via - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - 116mph Gyro-Wheel Car (Jun, 1935)


RADICAL in design, a pleasure vehicle, known as the “gyrauto,” has been introduced in Europe to replace the orthodox type of automobile in use today.

Designed by Ernest Fraquelli, young Italian engineer, the gyrauto is said to be capable of attaining a speed of 116 miles per hour and to operate at a much lower running cost than do more conventional cars.

Seats, engine and all controls are suspended between two huge rubber-tired wheels which revolve as the car moves forward.

There are accommodations for an extra passenger in addition to the driver.

The unusual piece of apparatus was demonstrated recently in Brussels, Belgium.

Fraquelli’s unique vehicle is similar in general design to the Dyno-Wheel motor bus - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - New thrills from Winged Bicycle (Dec, 1930)


Part, at least, of the thrill of gliding can be had by bicycle riders whose machines are equipped with wings and tailpiece. This glider outfit is the invention of Harry T. Nelson, Dallas, Texas, World War flyer. It consists of small wings and a tailpiece that, he says, can be readily attached to any bicycle.

As the speed of the rider increases, the wings are elevated and the front wheel leaves the ground. The rear wheel, remaining on the ground, provides the traction. Wing and tailpiece are operated by the handlebars on the front wheel. As long as sufficient speed is maintained, the front wheel of the bicycle remains in the air.

It is not claimed that greater speed is obtainable by this device, but it is expected to add a thrill to the ordinary bicycle ride. The inven- tor recently demonstrated its stability and safety by riding his winged wheel in a hard gale and coming through the “flight” without accident or discomfort. - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - Mankind needs 3 more earths to preserve current consumption
If average Europeans or Americans want to maintain the current levels of their consumption, they will need three more "reserve" planets with the same amount of biological resources. Analysts say that the year 2023 will become the point of no return, after which consumers will either vanish or they will have to fundamentally change their lifestyle.

The amount of spending on New Year's Eve in Russia confirm that people still prefer to spend as much as thy can on themselves. Millions enthusiastically bought food and alcohol, spent a lot on entertainment and clothes.

A book titled "We Were Consumers: Four Scenarios in 2023" was published in the Russian language in the beginning of this year. A group of Finnish scientists, economists, sociologists and ecologists tried to predict our future by 2023.

The year 2023 was not chosen by chance. According to calculations of climate scientists, 2023 is to become the point of no return. If the amount of industrial emissions in the atmosphere continues to grow by that time, global natural disasters will be inevitable.

The maximum permissible level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is 450 ppm. A hundred years ago it was 280 ppm, now it is 380 ppm. One should not be amazed at disastrous floods, droughts, torrential rains and other natural disasters.

Modern industry has to work hard to service the growing appetites of mankind. According to experts, in the end of the first decade of the 21st century, every person was spending 1.25 times more resources than the biosphere allowed. A resident of Finland was spending 4 times more. In other words, to maintain the same level of consumption in developed countries, one would need four Earth-like planets.

The production of one liter of milk takes 140 liters of water. The production of one hamburger takes 2,385 liters of water. By the way, a kilogram of beef takes 22,000 liters of water.

Why we are so "hungry"? Do we really need millions of tons of food, clothes and so on? Of course not. It was clear already during the 1930s that all the world's needs in food could be satisfied with a three-day working week.

It is interesting to imagine what the world would be like if people had to work only three days a week. We would not need to live for making money. There is no doubt that most people would easily find something to do during free time. Non-material human beings would become much more harmonious creatures, because they would no longer need to compete with each other for a piece of bread.

But it happened the other way. A rigid model of consumption was imposed on mankind. Advertisers and PR people did their best to make everyone believe that buying something new would not be based on the actual need to buy something. They made people want new things to become a part of the new wonderful world, where a car makes any man a macho, and a new dress makes a woman a star. As a result, people measure each other with the things that they possess. The majority of people constantly compete with others - "who has the most" - which means that sky is the limit for consumption.

Consumption paradise is coming to an end, though. Many of those living on this planet today has never made it into this paradise, though. But this is the way the world works: one-fifth part of mankind takes nearly 77 percent of the world's resources. Poor people will not see any changes, but wealthy and well-to-do individuals will have to fundamentally change their lifestyle.

The first scenario of Finnish researchers is called "15 more years." Each country struggles with chaos alone, although to no avail. Giant forest fires scorch out large areas, floods devastate coastal areas, terrible storms occur more and more often.

Pure water becomes a rarity. The poor begin to drink carbonated drinks and suffer from severe poisonings. Employees of large corporations are more or less fine, but this is not going to last long.

The second scenario is even more encouraging. Countries do not play a special role - local communities come to power. People begin to organize their lives and control how neighbors consume resources. Everyone switches to local products, because transportation becomes unaffordable and even impossible. Mass market is dead.

Medical expenses will be considerably cut. However, people will switch to healthy vegetarian diet, which will let them stay healthy at a much greater extent than they are now. The number of cars on the roads sees a considerable reduction as well; petrol becomes precious liquid.

The third scenario involves the World Government that saves the world. In the fourth scenario, the EU is given the role of the savior, which is almost the same, although a lot less possible.

Countries no longer have sovereignty; they must observe agreements relating to the environment, not to be punished by the World Government. All religions of the world will merge into one social movement, the main goal of which is to save the planet.

Excessive consumption will disappear, people will have different priorities and values. They will have to work a lot less.

It goes without saying that the concentration of power may lead to the appearance of dictatorship and oppression of those who can not or will not fit into the system.

In general, the choice that mankind is facing is quite narrow. Future generations will have to choose between the dictatorship of the world government and global natural disasters. - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - Scientist Seeks 'Adventurous Human Woman' For Neanderthal Baby
KeelyNet "Harvard geneticist George Church recently told Der Spiegel he's close to developing the necessary technology to clone a Neanderthal, at which point all he'd need is an 'adventurous human woman' to be a surrogate mother for the first Neanderthal baby to be born in 30,000 years (article in German, translation to English).

Church said, 'We have lots of Neanderthal parts around the lab. We are creating Neanderthal cells.

Let's say someone has a healthy, normal Neanderthal baby. Well, then, everyone will want to have a Neanderthal kid.

Were they superstrong or supersmart? Who knows? But there's one way to find out.'"

According to a 2008 study of a Neanderthal infant skeleton (from which the image is taken), "the head of the Neanderthal newborn was somewhat longer than that of a human newborn because of its relatively robust face," and Neanderthal women generally had a wider birth canal than human women.

Neanderthal birth was simpler than human birth, because Neanderthal infants didn't have to rotate to get to the birth canal, but otherwise the processes were very similar.

(Even so, I imagine all but the most adventurous of human women would opt for a C-section in this case.) - Full Article Source

Update - No cloned Neanderthal baby for Harvard (at least not yet) - "For the record, a Harvard scientist is NOT looking for an "adventurous woman" to give birth to a cloned Neanderthal. Ladies, you can stop filling out those application forms. Apparently, geneticist George Church and the German magazine Der Spiegel had a bit of a translation problem."

01/23/13 - Scientists Find Quadruple Helix DNA In Human Cells
KeelyNet Scientists at Cambridge University have found four-stranded DNA in human cells for the first time.

"If you've ever studied genetics in school or college, you'll know that the structure of DNA is a double helix. You likely know that DNA carries all of our genetic code.

While traditionally we think of only double helix DNA, scientists from Cambridge University in England have made an interesting discovery. According to the researchers, a quadruple helix is also present in some cells and is believed to relate to cancer in some ways.

According to the researchers, controlling these quadruple helix structures could provide new ways to fight cancer. The scientists believe the quadruple helix may form when the cell has a certain genotype or operates in a certain dysfunctional state.

Scientists have been able to produce quadruple helix material in test tubes for years. The material produced is called the G-quadruplex.

The G refers to guanine, which is one of the base pairs that hold DNA together. The new research performed at the University is believed to be the first to firmly pinpoint quadruple helix in human cells." - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - Swiss Federal Lab Claims New World Record For Solar Cell Efficiency
KeelyNet "Scientists based at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have set a new efficiency record for thin-film copper indium gallium (di)selenid (or CIGS) based solar cells on flexible polymer foils, reaching an efficiency of 20.4 percent.

This is an increase from a previous record of 18.7 percent set by the team back in 2011."

The efficiency of Empa's flexible polymer foil-based thin solar cells bests the record of 20.3 percent efficiency for CIGS solar cells on glass substrates, and also equals that of the most efficient polycrystalline silicon wafer-based solar cells.

The next step is to scale-up the technology to be suitable for large scale, roll-to-roll manufacturing, and Empa is collaborating with a start-up company named Flisom to help bring this about. - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - PayPal Preparing To Address Frozen Funds Policy
"After years of forcing innocent customers to navigate a Kafkaesque process to unfreeze their funds, PayPal has announced that they are preparing major changes to alleviate the pain.

From the article: 'The company routinely freezes funds for 21 days if it thinks there's a fraud risk, and its terms give it the right to extend the freeze for up to 180 days.

To get access to their money, users are often asked to provide the kind of documentation that a product seller would have, like several months' worth of sales records.

But if you're running a fundraiser or selling tickets to an upcoming conference, you don't have that paperwork. Even for those with extensive paper trails, the appeals process can take months to resolve.

The Web is filled with enraged blog posts, websites like, and a Tumblr called "Conferences Burned by PayPal."'" - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - Robot Serves Up 360 Hamburgers Per Hour


"No longer will they say, 'He's going to end up flipping burgers.' Now, robots are taking even these ignobly esteemed jobs.

San Francisco based Momentum Machines makes a robot called the Alpha that can churn out 360 gourmet burgers per hour.

The company plans on launching the first ever burger restaurant chain with a cook staff made entirely of robots. You think Americans are obese right now? Just wait."

With a conveyor belt-type system the burgers are freshly ground, shaped and grilled to the customer’s liking. And only when the burger’s finished cooking does Alpha slice the tomatoes and pickles and place them on the burger as fresh as can be. Finally, the machine wraps the burger up for serving.

And while you fret over how many people you invited to the barbecue, Alpha churns out a painless 360 hamburgers per hour.

San Francisco-based Momentum Machines claim that using Alpha will save a restaurant enough money that it pays for itself in a year, and it enables the restaurant to spend about twice as much on ingredients as they normally would – so they can buy the gourmet stuff. Saving money with Alpha is pretty easy to imagine. You don’t even need cashiers or servers. Customers could just punch in their order, pay, and wait at a dispensing window.

From the Momentum Machines website; "The issue of machines and job displacement has been around for centuries and economists generally accept that technology like ours actually causes an increase in employment. The three factors that contribute to this are

1. the company that makes the robots must hire new employees,

2. the restaurant that uses our robots can expand their frontiers of production which requires hiring more people, and

3. the general public saves money on the reduced cost of our burgers.

This saved money can then be spent on the rest of the economy. We take these issues very seriously so please feel free to tell us how we can help with this transition." - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - Unbelievable religion oriented scams page
So you believe all that junk on their website? If the stuff works why don't we hear about it being used all over the world?

Come on, "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof." - Marcello Truzzi

When their 'devices' are being used by many to generate their power and proliferate all over the world where anyone can go check them out...maybe...but based on all I read on their page...its BS hooked to religion...much like scientology and christianity for that matter.

Con man Dennis Lee figured this out years ago...if so many are can be so easily manipulated through religion, why can't he also use religion and churches with big congregations to buy his junk. He tried it with Mom, the flag and apple pie when we went to his dog and pony show in Dallas but only a handful believed whatever he said and that his 'test' shown onstage were seriously faulty and rigged.

Like that fool Don Smith with hit suitcase at a Tesla conference...the suitcase had two electric sockets....he plugged in a lightbulb for about a minute, then unplugged that, then a fan, unplugged that, then a drill, ran it 10-15 seconds, unplugged that and said this is running on free energy...Huh???

Everyone urged him to open the briefcase..inside was a 12vdc motorcycle battery connected to an inverter to provide the 110vac....and Smith boldly claimed this free energy...and THUS another Legend was born for all the gullible, trusting folks out there...give me a break.

Amazing they don't have class action suits against them and anyone else can 'believe' all their claims and postings if you choose, but I need BEEF! (not MINDLESS BELIEF!)

This attitude is what prevents investors from funding potential REAL, WORKING, PROVEABLE many believe what they READ and not what they SEE, can TEST and USE.

Instead they are blinded by 'god', smoke and/or mirrors...all con artist fluff. Not good enough for me and I HOPE anyone else who requires proof over belief.

Clink the link to read the full story... - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - America's Greatness
Until the government haters get specific, name the programs they want to get rid of, and find a majority of Americans who agree with them, things will remain pretty much the same. We tried term limits. That didn't work. Too many term limiters got into office and liked being there.

We tried "sunsetting" programs, terminating them unless they were renewed. Virtually all were renewed. We're now trying gerrymandering. And we've managed to create a red nation and a blue nation.

We've tried to put a lid on campaign contribution. And the Supreme Court took the lid off.

We put puny restrictions on Members of Congress entering the lobbying casino. Now there are almost 500 former Members (not including their spouses and children) who are lobbyists. And so it goes.

But the real hurdle the government haters must overcome is the history of great things America has achieved through its government, the government we elect and that is (supposed to be fully - JWD) accountable to us.

Those achievements are as concrete as the dams on the Colorado River. Properly regulated, our markets are the best. Our military, a central part of the government the haters dislike, is the strongest.

America still has much to achieve and much of that will be carried out by the government we elect. The world the children of the government haters inherit will be the better for it. And, in the meantime, the haters might better ask what they can do for their country. - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - Watch 62 Years of Global Warming in 13 Seconds
To better show the effects of global warming worldwide, NASA produced this amazing 13-second animation that depicts how temperatures around the globe have warmed since 1950.

You’ll note an acceleration of the temperature trend in the late 1970s as greenhouse gas emissions from energy production increased worldwide and clean air laws reduced emissions of pollutants that had a cooling effect on the climate, and thus were masking some of the global warming signal.

The data come from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York (GISS), which monitors global surface temperatures.

As NASA notes, “All 10 of the warmest years in the GISS analysis have occurred since 1998, continuing a trend of temperatures well above the mid-20th century average." - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - Latest Murder Statistics per 100,000 for the world


The United States 4.2 - ALL the countries (in the list) above the United States have 100% gun bans. Go figure....and we want to further restrict guns!!! Click link to read all the countries. - Full Article Source

01/23/13 - Still Gonna Die
You better have some fun before you say "bye-bye"! Australian (comedy/impressionist) Danny McMaster has some fun with a Shel Silverstein song. "Shel was one of the truly great poets."...because, this too shall pass. - Article Excerpt


01/19/13 - Chip turns body heat into electric energy
KeelyNet A startup in Corvallis, Oregon, has developed a small chip that can turn body heat into electric energy. The chip absorbs heat directly from the skin and then channels energy through a thermoelectric generator that converts it into electric power. In the future, the chip will enable us to power and recharge our handheld and wearable electronic devices with our own bodies.

Developed by Perpetua Power, it’s called TEGwear Technology. Similar to the way that solar cells work to extract energy from sunlight, body-heat absorbed by TEGwear excites electrons and optimizes this energy. It could power body-worn medical, fitness, and safety related electronics.

Each single, square-inch TEGwear chip generates up to three volts. (But how much current? - JWD)

This ultimate clean tech has a whole host of potential applications, from mobile health to national security. The company will demo the device on a new Swatch Touch watch at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this month.

In addition, it has a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a prototype wristband to track the whereabouts of people with Alzheimer’s as well as funding from Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Division to power wearable devices used for surveillance operations.

It’s also partnered with several private companies to develop body-powered smartphone accessories (like headsets), health-monitoring devices (such as wearable heart-rate monitors), and military applications (like monitoring a soldier’s vital signs and location while on a combat mission).

The added bonus of using body-powered devices? They eliminate the toxic waste generated by the heavy metals used in the billions of batteries we currently use — and toss — each year. In other words, your body heat is good, clean energy. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Anti-drone hoodie makes wearer invisible to spies in the sky
KeelyNet A New York-based artist has designed an 'anti-drone hoodie' stitched from metallised material used to counter the infra-red cameras that spy drones use to spot people on the ground.

It is part of a line of high-tech 'Stealth Wear' that can thwart cameras and block tracking signals, which has been unveiled in London this week.

Also on offer is a pouch for carrying mobile phones made from a special 'attenuating fabric' which blocks the signal so it can't be tracked or intercepted by the authorities.

And there is also a shirt designed with an x-ray shielding print in the shape of a heart which is intended to protect the wearer's heart from damaging x-ray radiation.

However, due to the expensive materials used in the design of the clothing, they are unlikely to go on sale in your local Primark anytime soon.

Mr Harvey, who hasn't yet pinned down the retail prices for his garments, jokes that his target demographic is the 'fashionably paranoid market'.

(In looking for flexible conductive fabrics for my Mexistim machines, I tried several conductive EM blocking fabrics. One of them was I think copper colored, very sheer fabric which was super lightweight.

These fabrics act as Faraday cages to suppress EM radiation because of their conductivity. But they were like $50 per yard or so...thats about 3 feet long and 1 foot wide. It looks a lot like the fabric in the hoodie photo but they intentionally masked the color by using that garish yellow.

Check them out at STRETCH CONDUCTIVE FABRIC - Shielding performance: 30-50 dB, tested from 1-10 GHz and I think mine was the 'HIGH PERFORMANCE SILVER MESH FABRIC' on the same page. - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - DIY automated compressed earth brick making machine
"This comprehensive, user friendly video shows you how to assembly the Liberator CEB Press; the worlds first open source, automated compressed earth brick making machine. Made from $4000 worth of parts, this machine sets a new standard in affordability, allowing users to build almost any type of brick structure out of dirt." - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Open Source Technology - PowerCube v7 hydraulic power source
"This comprehensive, user friendly video shows you how to assemble the Powercube; Open Source Ecology's modular power unit. This machine can be used to Power any of the 50 Global Village Construction set machines, including the Liberator CEB Press." - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Inflated Owl Decoys Crows (Jul, 1940)


Crow hunters have been supplied with an unusual accessory in the form of an eighteen-inch pneumatic decoy owl, which can be carried rolled up in a coat pocket and inflated when needed.

Crows are hereditary enemies of owls, and attack them whenever they find them in daylight.

Hence, the decoy placed on an upright stick in an open space attracts the crows and brings them within gunshot. The body of the decoy owl is made of heavy, durable canvas which is painted realistically. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Science is Pretty Freaking Awesome!
Watch a bunch of stuff fizzle, pop, expand, and explode all in the name of science. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Why the Moon Landings Could Have Never EVER Been Faked
Collins is not sure if men went to the moon. but he is sure they could not have faked it. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Nina Conti - Best Ventriloquist Act Ever! Comedy 2012 - Pure Genius
This is Nina Conti, probably the best Ventriloquist act i've ever seen and one of the funniest videos of 2012. Remember to SHARE!!! - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - How Differential Steering Works (1937)
How the automobile differential allows a vehicle to turn a corner while keeping the wheels from skidding. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Drink Your Milk: It Could Help You Win a Nobel Prize
KeelyNet Nations whose people consume the most milk and dairy products, per capita, also win the most Nobel Prizes, per capita, according to a new study published in the British journal Practical Neurology.

Take Sweden, the country most associated with the Nobel prizes. For every 10 million Swedes, there are 31.855 Nobel prizes. The Swedes also consume about 772 lb. (350 kg) of milk each, on average, over the course of a year, reported the Los Angeles Times.

At the bottom of the list is China. The country has won 0.06 Nobel Prizes per 10 million people – its first one was awarded last year to author Mo Yan – and the average person drinks less than 110 lb. (50 kg) of milk per year.

The United States came in around the middle with 10.731 Nobel wins per 10 million people and a milk consumption of about 551 lb. (250 kg) per person per year. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - How chili powder can kill
KeelyNet Millions to billions of people enjoy chili peppers world-wide each day, from eating handfuls of whole chili peppers to a few shakes of hot sauce on their eggs. Chili peppers and their products aren't considered a poison, but that's because most of us have far too narrow a view of poisons. The field of poisons is actually very broad, as are its definitions.

For example, for toxicologists, a poison is any substance that is harmful when administered to a living organism. But quantity (dose) and species (you versus, say, a turtle) and route (mouth? skin?) and what it's combined with count, too. Other factors influencing whether or not something will poison you include age, sex, health, and genetics.

In other words, almost anything can be a poison at the right (or wrong) concentration given the right (or wrong) circumstances1. That includes chili peppers and their products.

Capsaicin binds to a specific molecule on a subgroup of neurons in our sensory systems, called ‘nociceptors’. When capsaicin binds this molecule, called a receptor, the result is fired up nociceptors, which we register as pain2. High temperatures can also act like capsaicin on nociceptors, which is why we feel a burning pain when eating capsaicin laden foods. From no feeling to warm to burning pain, the sensation we feel upon exposure to capsaicin depends on concentration.

We often focus on the pain capsaicin can provoke, but this chemical can elicit a range of other physiological responses. People who eat foods with hot peppers may complain of gastrointestinal issues, which are likely the work of capsaicin. Capsaicin also irritates the skin and mucous membranes (lining the eyelids, nose, mouth, genitals), provoking an inflammatory response often marked by redness and swelling, as well as sensations of warmth and pain.

If inhaled, capsaicin stimulates bronchopulmonary nociceptive C-fibers which can provoke apnea (temporary cessation of respiration), rapid shallow breathing, mucus secretion, bronchoconstriction (constriction of the smooth muscle of the airways in the lungs), and cough. In the most extreme cases, death by asphyxia3 (lack of oxygen) has occured.

In addition to chemical irritation of the respiratory system from capsaicin, particulate chili pepper products can physically irritate this system. Chili powder, like many particulates, can irritate and overwhelm our respiratory system. Inhalation of ground chilies can cause coughing, sneezing, and a runny nose, but the problem with particulates in our nose, trachea, bronchi, and lungs goes beyond coughing, sneezing, and running nose.

Inhalation of particulates can physically block airways and lead to death by asphyxia3 (lack of oxygen). Their ability to mechanically obstruct airways adds to any type of physiological effect they might have. Particulates can cause asphyxia deaths by chemically or physically effecting respiration -- or by doing both.

Asphyxia deaths from inhalation have been noted for non-food items like talcum powder and sand, as well for the spices ground black mustard seeds and black pepper. Several black pepper deaths have resulted from this spice being used as a punishment to children - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Palm sized 'Tricorder' could put medical diagnosis in the palm of the hand
The hand-held scanners, or tricorders, of the Star Trek movies and television series are one step closer to reality now that a University of Missouri engineering team has invented a compact source of X-rays and other forms of radiation. The radiation source, which is the size of a stick of gum, could be used to create inexpensive and portable X-ray scanners for use by doctors, as well as to fight terrorism and aid exploration on this planet and others.

"In approximately three years, we could have a prototype hand-held X-ray scanner using our invention. The cell-phone-sized device could improve medical services in remote and impoverished regions and reduce health care expenses everywhere."

Kovaleski suggested other uses for the device. In dentists' offices, the tiny X-ray generators could be used to take images from the inside of the mouth shooting the rays outward, reducing radiation exposure to the rest of the patients' heads. At ports and border crossings, portable scanners could search cargoes for contraband, which would both reduce costs and improve security. Interplanetary probes, like the Curiosity rover, could be equipped with the compact sensors, which otherwise would require too much energy.

The accelerator developed by Kovaleski's team could be used to create other forms of radiation in addition to X-rays.

For example, the invention could replace the radioactive materials, called radioisotopes, used in drilling for oil as well as other industrial and scientific operations. Kovaleski's invention could replace radioisotopes with a safer source of radiation that could be turned off in case of emergency.

"Our device is perfectly harmless until energized, and even then it causes relatively low exposures to radiation," said Kovaleski. "We have never really had the ability to design devices around a radioisotope with an on-off switch. The potential for innovation is very exciting."

The device uses a crystal to produce more than 100,000 volts of electricity from only 10 volts of electrical input with low power consumption. Having such a low need for power could allow the crystal to be fueled by batteries. The crystal, made from a material called lithium niobate, uses the piezoelectric effect to amplify the input voltage. Piezoelectricity is the phenomenon whereby certain materials produce an electric charge when the material is under stress.

Kovaleski's team published "Investigation of the Piezoelectric Effect as a Means to Generate X-Rays" in the journal IEEE Transaction on Plasma Science. Kovaleski is interim department chair of the Electrical & Computer Engineering in MU's Department of Engineering. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Confidentiality/invention agreements enforceable against ex-employee
In Milliken & Co. v. Morin, 731 SE 2d 288 (S.C. 2012), a company sued its former employee after he resigned and started a new venture allegedly using the company's proprietary information.

A jury found in favor of the company based upon the employee's breach of corporate confidentiality and invention assignment agreements.

The South Carolina Supreme Court, granting review on the narrow issue of whether the agreements were overbroad as a matter of law, held that they were not and rejected the employee's argument that courts should analyze confidentiality and invention assignment agreements as strictly as non-compete agreements.

The court stressed that confidentiality and invention assignment agreements do not operate in restraint of the employee's trade but merely bar a former employee from using confidential information developed as a result of the employer's initiative and investment, and otherwise protect the company's interest in inventions that were developed by employees while working for the company.

Reviewing the provisions under ordinary principles of contract law, and with an awareness of the practical realities of the business and employment world, the court found that their terms were reasonable and enforceable against the ex-employee. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Australian Scientists Discover Potential Aids Cure
"Several sites report that Australian researcher David Harrich and his team have potentially discovered a way to stop HIV becoming AIDS and ultimately cure the disease.

From the article: 'What we've actually done is taken a normal virus protein that the virus needs to grow, and we've changed this protein, so that instead of assisting the virus, it actually impedes virus replication and does it quite strongly.'

This could potentially hail one of modern medicine's greatest victories."

A person with HIV is said to have Aids when their count of CD4 immune system cells drops below 200 per microlitre of blood or they develop what is known as an Aids-defining illness; any one of 22 opportunistic infections or cancers related to HIV.

The majority of people infected with HIV, if left untreated, may not progress to Aids for 10-15 years or longer, according to the UN. Antiretroviral treatments can prolong this further still.

The new Nullbasic gene therapy, if proven, could see the deterioration from HIV to Aids halted indefinitely, bringing an end to the deadly condition. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Belgium Plans Artificial Island To Store Wind Power
"Belgium wants to build an artificial energy storage island within 5 years. The island will store excess energy produced at night from the offshore wind farms already present in the North-Sea.

From the article:

'Belgium is planning to build a doughnut-shaped island in the North Sea that will store wind energy by pumping water out of a hollow in the middle, as it looks for ways to lessen its reliance on nuclear power. One of the biggest problems with electricity is that it is difficult to store and the issue is exaggerated in the case of renewable energy from wind or sun because it is intermittent depending on the weather.

"We have a lot of energy from the wind mills and sometimes it just gets lost because there isn't enough demand for the electricity," said a spokeswoman for Belgium's North Sea minister Johan Vande Lanotte.'" - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Filabot Turns Your Plastic Junk Into Material for 3-D Printers
"3D printing is on its way toward becoming ubiquitous. Of course, if you have such a printer and want to print something, you need raw materials — the plastic filament that's fed into the machine.

It's also likely that while you're learning the ropes, you'll print a bunch of terrible attempts at objects, and end up having to throw them out. Now, Wired is reporting on a device aiming to solve both of those problems.

Tyler McNaney's 'Filabot' will break down failed projects as well as many other plastic items from traditional manufacturers, turning them into a filament you can then feed through a 3D printer.

'So far the plastics that work are HDPE, LDPE, ABS, NYLON. More to come on the different types that work.' McNaney sees it as a 'closed-loop recycling system on your desk.'

The Filabot's Kickstarter campaign succeeded easily in 2012, and now he and his team are getting ready to launch."

The world is awash in disposable plastic containers like soda and water bottles. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if that junk could be re-used on site? - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Man Builds $200 Tiny Eco-Homes from Ordinary Household Junk
A tiny house doesn’t necessarily have to be shabby. And a stylish one doesn’t really have to cost a lot of money. Proving these points is carpenter Derek Diedricksen, who makes small wooden dwellings out of junk at $200 apiece.

They look nothing like junk, though. The decorative detailing in these houses make them pretty interesting places to live in.

The largest structure made by 33-year-old Derek is Gypsy Junker – 24 square feet in size and 5ft 10 inches high. The smallest one is just 4ft tall. But then the interiors of these houses are so pretty that anyone would be interested to spend at least one night in them.

Everyday junk is used in the building process, like the glass from the front of a washing machine that becomes a porthole-like window and a sheet of metal is used as a flipdown counter.

Castoff storm windows, shipping pallets and discarded cabinets are used as well. Stained glass windows and the likes are used for that decorative touch.

Some of the houses built by Derek are also portable, ranging from 4 to 24 square feet in size.

According to Derek, “It’s meant as a secure sleeping place, a micro mobile shelter. For festivals it’s a single sleeper: a tent alternative, but one that is not going to tear as easily and offers a little more security.” - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - USA Arms the World to rain down Death and Destruction (proud now?)


It is estimated that more than $1 trillion is spent on military expenditures worldwide each year (that’s 2 percent of the world’s GDP).

Part of this goes to the procurement of hardware and services from the military industry. The infographic from our friends at shows how the U.S. Army compares to other large armies in the world. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Mayonnaise Helps Save Gulf Sea Turtles
KeelyNet Wildlife rescue workers in Florida have discovered a common sandwich ingredient is perfect for cleaning toxic crude from the skin of oiled sea turtles.

Inevitably, turtles get into the oily tar and end up with a nasty, often deadly coating. To clean the turtles, mayonnaise “works really well,” Ryan Butts, administrator of The Turtle Hospital told the National Wildlife Federation.

As of August 13th, 525 dead sea turtles have been collected in the Gulf. Most of these died as a result of direct contact with the oil, while others became caught in booms or skimmers designed to clean up the spill (Independent).

Scientists are warning that large masses of oil found that have settled on the ocean floor and large plumes still permeating the deep water could threaten future turtle populations in the Gulf and South Florida waters.

Sargassum is an amber-colored variety of floating seaweed that provides food and shelter for sea turtles, as well as shrimp, crabs, and thousands of varieties of fish. Unfortunately, sargassum fields in the Gulf are also perfect for trapping floating oil that can be as thick as Hershey's syrup. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Soul Cell Collapsible Solar Lantern
KeelyNet A simple twist and pull opens it up into an illuminated canvas cube. There's a strap on the top that attaches with magnets, either as a loop or as a handle to make it easy to hang whether in the open or closed position.

It's a good blend of aesthetics and utility, and while it would make a great fixture on a patio, Jesper envisions the portability of the lamp to empower people get outside more...

For me this would be perfect for camping. Leave it hanging on a branch in the sun all day and use it as lighting in your tent or around the camp site. There is no word yet on when the Soul Cell will be available on the market, but Jesper says he's working on it. We'll enlighten you as soon as we hear anything. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - 11 Foods That Speed Up Your Metabolism
Exercising regularly and getting plenty of sleep are two of the best things you can do. However, there are also plenty of foods that speed metabolism, so adding them to your diet may give you the extra edge to lose more weight.

Think of these foods as support mechanisms on your path towards fat loss, as any diet that keeps the pounds off requires sustained effort and exercise.

hot peppers
oatmeal & brown rice
green tea
apples and pears
citrus fruits
foods high in calcium
foods high in Omega-3's
purified water

Get plenty of sleep. Try to reduce your stress levels as much as you can. Follow a regular exercise routine that consists of lots of cardio.

Doing a colon cleanse and a liver flush are two other great ways to increase your metabolism and improve your overall health. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Taiwanese Magician Pulls Kitten 'From Thin Air'
For a crowd of curious onlookers, a Taiwanese magician -- it appears -- pulls a kitten from thin air. The trick, which he does to promote animal adoption, hit YouTube at the end of last year. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Fla. Senate Panel Votes To Ban Spying With Drones
A Florida Senate panel says police should be banned from using drones to spy on citizens.

A bill (SB 92) that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from gathering evidence or other information flew through the Criminal Justice Committee with a unanimous vote Tuesday.

It also would ban government agencies from using drones for code enforcement.

The panel amended the bill to make exceptions to the ban for search warrants signed by judges and for certain emergencies such as fires and hostage situations.

The bill also includes an exception for terrorism-related searches. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Healing the Breaks
Instead of just editing together all of our client reels for the 2000 AAOS meeting, we decided it would be more fun to make a character animation, make him fall off a ladder, break nearly every bone in his body, and then fix him using all of the amazing technologies we've been involved with this year. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Seamless Skulls, Imaginary Friends and Holes in the Skull
Dieter writes; "Am still chewing my refound notes - i remember some other cases where skulls without seems were mentioned - will tell You when i find them! Recently i found this: "Real Ancient Technology found in Cuzco Peru 2012" on YOUTUBE after 05:56 - skull deformations maybe done by parents but the skullbones look quite seemless."

The Persian Wars by Herodotus - "[9.83] During many years afterwards, the Plataeans used often to find upon the field of battle concealed treasures of gold, and silver, and other valuables.

More recently they likewise made discovery of the following: the flesh having all fallen away from the bodies of the dead, and their bones having been gathered together into one place, the Plataeans found a skull without any seam, made entirely of a single bone;

likewise a jaw, both the upper bone and the under, wherein all the teeth, front and back, were joined together and made of one bone; also, the skeleton of a man not less than five cubits in height."

So there, it appears to be true. Thanks for the youtube link, I will check it out when I get some extra time.

I wonder if they mashed the skulls together, would the seams naturally close over time? Leaving it seemless. I knew about the indians in Mexico using flat pieces of wood to flatten the skulls of babies and young kids leaving these almost conehead or similar skulls.

Much like the Japanese who think tiny feet or sexy and beautiful to they make young girls wear shoes that squeeze their feet to keep them tiny. The pain is supposed to be horrendous.

There are a few papers that say young children who claim to see and interact with invisible 'friends' actually SEE and HEAR these entities because the skull blood flow is a lot more than we suspect...that the oxygen and blood volume ennervates the pineal gland which opens up additional frequencies in our spectrum palette. Thus letting them see and talk with these entities, even ghost, etc..

Over time, with a combination of continual badgering by parents and society PLUS the skull no longer is soft and has the flexible SEAM areas that allow it to grow with increased blood volume...the kids learn not to say anything and over time, they lose this innate ability to see and communicate with beings living in this other dimension or frequency band.

Like elves, fairies, gnomes, loch ness monster, sasquatch, ufos, angels, demons and so many strange reports...some could be expanded senses as some drugs and meditation produce in our brains.

You might also know about the technique where they stick a balloon up each nostril and inflate it. Though primarily to help resolve sinus problems it also supposedly expands the brain case and the face.

This gives the brain more space to 'breathe'..that is, for more blood to flow into the brain. There are many amazing claims about the benefits...from becoming smarter, faster, repairing damage from low blood flow in various regions to cure a variety of health issues, as well as reshaping your face to widen it. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - Parasitic Worm Shows Huge Nematode Emerging From Dead Spider Host
That "alien worm" is actually a parasitic nematode, also known as a roundworm. While the nematode in the YouTube video is larger than most, Harvard University entomologist Dr. Brian Farrell told The Huffington Post that every human is infested with thousands of tiny nematodes.

"Most have no obvious effect on us, and we are mostly unaware of their presence," he wrote in an e-mail, "but a few are large enough to cause diseases such as trichinosis. - Full Article Source

01/19/13 - UFO Sightings At International Space Station On The Rise
As 2012 ended and 2013 began, numerous UFOs were reported around the country -- nothing earthshattering there -- but what about alleged unidentified objects seen in space near the International Space Station (or ISS), a couple of hundred miles above Earth?

Videos have cropped up on YouTube showing images taken by NASA cameras of objects of different shapes, some moving very slowly, others rapidly hurtling through space.

What, exactly, are we looking at here? Alien spacecraft dropping by for a visit with the ISS? Reflections from ISS windows? Meteors? Or various types of orbiting or fast moving spacecraft-generated debris? - Full Article Source


01/15/13 - DIY CT Scanner or why Healthcare is so expensive in the USA
After building a homebrew x-ray backscatter imager, [Ben Krasnow] realized he had nearly all the components to build his own CT scanner, able to make a 3D model of the inside of a frozen chicken.

Basically, a CT scanner takes dozens of x-rays of an object and reassembles them with the help of fancy algorithms to allow doctors to peer inside a human body.

The CT scanners you’ll find at your local hospital are monstrous devices, rotating an x-ray tube and sensor around a patient with the help of some very heavy duty electromechanical engineering.

[Ben] wanted to keep his build rather small, so instead of rotating the x-ray tube and screen around an object, he simply made a stepper motor-driven lazy suzan to rotate his frozen bird.

[Ben] set a digital camera off to the side of his build and captured 45 images of a rotating chicken.

After correcting for the perspective distortion, the images were thrown into 3D Slicer to create a true 3D representation of a x-rayed chicken. - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Peltier campfire generator put out 14W (kind of)
This is the control and monitoring hardware which [Jack] built for his campfire electricity generator. He’s done an amazing job to get this far. You can see he’s pulling 1 Amp at 14.2 Volts off of the system. But there one gotcha that’s still plaguing him.

The rig uses a big metal plate as a heat sink over the campfire (which is simulated by a cooking stove for testing). On the back of that plate is an array of Peltier coolers which generate electricity based on the temperature difference from one side to the other — it’s the same theory behind candle generators.

The cold side has a heat sink with water running through it. What you see above are three relays which switch between using the Peltiers in series or in parallel based on their voltage output.

You can’t really make it out there but there’s a radiator and recirculating pump to the right which are used to cool the water.

The gotcha we mentioned is that the radiator can’t quite keep up with the heat of the fire. To get the results seen above [Jack] is running cold water from the tap through the radiator.

But maybe if this were used in the winter the water could be circulated through a big box full of snow. Just keep shoveling it in to keep up the electrical potential!

After the break we’ve embedded part four of the project video as it shows off the array of peltier coolers quite well.

(Years ago, a survivalist website, I think it was Jade Mountain was planning to sell a portable Pelier module which you place in a campfire. They claimes it would generate up to 5KW of power. A few months later, they rescinded the ad saying the units had problems because the junctions would get too hot, melt the connection and that was that. - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Gas Saving invention runs laps around old technology
KeelyNet Mounted on a two and a half horse power torpedo motor cycle, and travelling at a fairly uniform rate, Mr E. R. Godward (says the Southland Times) rode 41 times around the quarter-mile track at the Caledonian grounds at Invercargill on Monday afternoon. The occasion was the testing of an invention framed by Mr Godward whereby the consumption of petrol is diminished to a very surprising degree.

The results obtained at previous tests had been made known, and their nature aroused curiosity in many cases and incredulity in others. The test was carried out under the strictest scrutiny.

The nature of the apparatus by which the saving is effected has not been disclosed, as Mr Godward maintains that it is as yet only in the experimental stage. From external appearances the engine is practically unaltered.

The petrol and oil tank is slightly larger than the average tank, and a pipe whereby hot air is drawn off the cylinder into the tank is the main alteration in the mechanism.

There was a fairly sharp breeze blowing when the test was made, and the rider ran an extra lap in order to satisfy critics that he had covered the required distance.

He did a full 10 miles, at an average speed of about 22 miles an hour, and it was found that 3 1/2oz of petrol had been used, equivalent to a run of 457 miles per gallon.

A test with kerosene over a five-mile run at an average speed of 26 miles an hour worked out at 3oz, or equivalent to 266 miles per gallon.

After the latter test the ignition plug was removed, and it was found to be quite free of carbon deposits, a fact which will be noted with surprise by many motorists. - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Engine That Uses Half the Fuel
KeelyNet The Jumo engine, made by the German aircraft company Junkers in the 1930s, was an oil-burning, smoke-spewing machine. But it was the most efficient engine of its day. Achates Power, based in San Diego, California, is modifying the design to make it meet modern emissions standards, while improving its efficiency.

Data from Achates’s small, single-cylinder test engine convinced the U.S. Army to give Achates, and partner AVL Powertrain Engineering, $4.9 million to build a complete multi-cylinder prototype engine that the Army hopes can be the basis for a range of applications, including powering tanks.

The basic Junkers design has an unusual arrangement of pistons. In a conventional engine, a piston moves inside a cylinder, compressing fuel and air against a cylinder head. A significant amount of energy in fuel ends up heating the cylinder head rather than driving a piston.

The Junkers design puts two pistons in the same cylinder and eliminates the cylinder head. Instead, the two pistons compress fuel and air between them and then fly in opposite directions when the fuel is combusted.

To improve emissions and reduce fuel consumption, Achates has made dozens of changes to the original design, including altering the shape of the combustion chamber and improving fuel injection.

But so far, its fuel-efficiency claims are based on data from a single-cylinder engine, extrapolated using computer simulations to estimate the performance of a multi-cylinder engine. - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - QuantumMAN™ quackery at International Consumer Electronics Show 2013
As much as the term “quantum” is used and abused in alt-med, I can’t recall seeing anything as impressively silly as QuantumMAN™, which bills itself as the “world’s first downloadable MEDICINE.” I’m guessing that spelling “medicine” in all capital letters just emphasizes that it’s, like, really “MEDICINE, MAN.” (Yes, the “MAN” in “QuantumMAN™” is also in all caps. Of course.) If you visit the main page of the QuantumMAN™ website, you’ll also see that QuantumMAN™ is apparently much more than just the world’s first downloadable medicine, but that apparently it represents this: Treat disease with data not drugs!

Simply open a portal with your purchased product’s Portal Access Key™ (PAK™). Data then transfers from a remote quantum computer to your brain’s neural network for the benefits desired.

Holy Matrix, Batman! Actually, it sounds as though QuantumMAN™ is going one beyond The Matrix movies. After all, in those movies, human beings were connected to the Matrix through a giant cables that were plugged directly into connections implanted into the brain through what looked like a giant Ethernet jacks on the backs of their heads.

That’s obviously far too primitive for QuantumMAN™, which eschews such primitive physical connections for, apparently, quantum connections. You don’t believe me? Well, it helps that QuantumMAN™ is apparently based on extraterrestrial technology, which is referred to as a “game changer.” No doubt. If QuantumMAN™ were truly based on extraterrestrial technology, it would truly be a game changer!

But how—how?—you ask, does QuantumMAN™ work? Well, the Zürich Alpine Group, which is what the group promoting QuantumMAN™ calls itself. Oddly enough, its acronym (ZAG) rather closely resembles another acronym beloved of cranks everywhere, ZOG. The jokes about this write themselves; so I won’t bother to. I will, however, take a peek at how ZAG describes itself and QuantumMAN™

The Zürich Alpine Group (ZAG) is a private humanitarian medical research group of scientists and physicians working cooperatively and quietly around the world in the quest to improve the quality, efficacy and costs of medical care. Working with those goals in mind, the group has developed a radical new quantum information technology derived from its discoveries utilizing quantum physics that has thrust it into global leadership in quantum computing.

This technology offers solutions to previously insurmountable medical problems….solutions without the slightest possibility of adverse side effects from treatment. The team at ZAG has long understood the toll the drug industry has taken on the populace as it treats medical issues symptomatically with a chemical based approach. However, the universe including the human body and conditions that afflict it all operates according to the principles of quantum physics.

Chemical based treatment systems do not operate according to those principles and, as such, are not compatible with the human host as evidenced by their toxicity. ZAG understands that quantum problems require a quantum solution and has found a way to transfer bioinformation from its quantum computer via quantum teleportation to the brain, also a quantum computer, to reprogram the brain to effect positive medical changes within the body and mind. These technological advancements have thus given birth to the world’s first downloadable medicines.

Naturally, ZAG is flying below the radar in order to prevent Big Pharma from crushing its technology, appropriating it for its own, and then charging exorbitant sums for it:

For several years, ZAG has quietly conducted clinical trials around the world testing its new developments for efficacy and safety. ZAG has shunned reporting its research and trials in the traditional medical literature because it believes this venue is heavily influenced by Big Pharma and politics. Finally, after years of testing, it has decided to arrange the creation of a web presence as the venue for the presentation of its numerous products developed from its technology.

ZAG sure isn’t very creative when it comes to how it introduces itself. There are the usual broadsides against “conventional” medicine, prescription drug deaths, and the like. Boring. I do like how ZAG claims that these quantum medicines are going to replace those primitive old “chemical-based” medicines. - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Australian Heatwave Halts Gas Pumping
KeelyNet The Australian heatwave that has forced many from their homes and left 100 people missing has now made it impossible to pump gas in one town in the southern Outback.

Oodnadatta—yes, that is the town's real name—has hit a scorching 119 degrees Fahrenheit, only a four degrees off the national record, which the town also holds.

"The ground, the building, everything is so hot, you walk outside and you feel it's going to burn you," Pink Roadhouse owner Lynnie Plate said.

Mrs. Plate said the Roadhouse couldn't serve unleaded fuel after midday because it was vapourising and wouldn't pump in the extreme heat. - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Microwave weed-zapper
The device is the brainchild of Australia's Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation , which runs a Weeds Research and Productivity Program. Dr Graeme Brodie from Melbourne University, who works on the program, has led a team that created a trailer on which four horn antennas are mounted. Those antennas beam out microwaves into the rows of dirt between crops.

When the beams – each of which emit two kilowatts of power, thanks to the presence of a generator – strike a plant for as little as one second Brodie says the effect is akin to placing an egg in a domestic microwave oven.

“The microwaves superheat the water inside the plant, which explodes the leaves and stem,” he says. “In our experiments that was always fatal, because it damages the mechanism that gets nutrients around the plant and if a plant can't process food it won't be very happy.”

Brodie admits the prototype is currently a blunt instrument, as it is aimed at the rows of dirt between crops, a zone in which any plant is obviously not welcome. But he says the team is aware of technologies that can differentiate weeds from crops and hopes to enhance the system so it can detect and destroy only undesirables.

Brodie imagines using similar technologies to detect a plant, zap it for the requisite second, then move on, all in a unit capable of being towed behind a tractor. Combined with better targeting, he hopes it will also become possible to look beyond inter-crop rows to aim at weeds closer to plants' bases. - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - $34.95 RN-XV WiFly Module for RC projects
KeelyNet The RN-XV module is based upon Roving Networks' robust RN-171 Wi-Fi module and incorporates 802.11 b/g radio, 32 bit processor, TCP/IP stack, real-time clock, crypto accelerator, power management unit and analog sensor interface.

The module is pre-loaded with Roving firmware to simplify integration and minimize development time of your application. In the simplest configuration, the hardware only requires four connections (PWR, TX, RX and GND) to create a wireless data connection.


Based on common 802.15.4 XBee footprint
Ultra low power: 4uA sleep mode, 38mA active
Onboard TCP/IP stack includes DHCP, UDP, DNS, ARP, ICMP, HTTP client, FTP client and TCP
Firmware configurable transmit power: 0dBm to 12dBm
Hardware interfaces:TTL UART
Host data rate up to 464Kbps over UART
Supports Adhoc and infrastructure networking
8 general purpose digital I/O
3 analog sensor inputs
Real-time clock for time-stamping, auto-sleep, and auto-wakeup modes
Accepts 3.3VDC regulated power supply

U.FL connector

Comments: - "The beauty of WiFi. On the laptop or smart phone you have to have an App that will connect to it… so anything custom you will have to write yourself. However, a quick and dirty way to get some communication going is to run a Telnet App (Freely downloadable) on the laptop or smartphone and use that to connect to the module. The Roving Networks modules insulate the Arduino (Or whatever you connect it to) from the TCP/IP stack, data is just sent and received serially through the UART on the module."

Comment: "I love this device. I just received it and within 10 minutes I was up and running my own AdHoc WiFi network, viewing data on my WiFly connected FEZ Cerbunio Bee from the browser. Next I want to setup the WiFly to automatically transmit data on the sensors via WiFi/HTTP to a listening server. This works fine in the FEZ Cerbuino Bee, but when I try the WiFly alone, with only power and ground connected, it connects every 5 seconds to my HTTP server but it doesn’t post any data (aside from the HELLO I set as the static connection greeting). Any ideas? Do I need more than power and ground connected to run the WiFly all by itself?" - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Satellite dish solar cooker bakes potatoes and more
KeelyNet Hone your survival skills by harnessing the sun’s rays to cook your meals. [Robert] and his daughter turned an old satellite dish into a solar cooker. The image above shows them baking some potatoes, but the temperatures inside the cast iron vessel are high enough to let you cook most foods.

The dish was originally used for satellite television but has been collecting dust in the shed for quite some time. When [Robert] came across a roll of foil tape in his workshop he decided to give the project a whirl.

His daughter helped out by peeling away the tape backing (this can be much harder than it sounds) while he applied the reflective material trying to keep it free of wrinkles.

After a close call [Robert] donned a pair of welding goggles when positioning the dish. If the light intensity can get the pot up as high as 428 degree Fahrenheit we’re sure it can cause flash blindness.

Unlike other dish cookers we’ve seen, [Robert] didn’t use the original mount for holding the dish in place.

He just set it on three bricks and directed it by hand. To keep the intensity focused on the kettle he had to reposition it every 15 minutes.

We wonder if the heat is too much for building a sun tracking solar power harvester?

(This could be adapted to make steam to driver a Stirling motor/generator for power. - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Local man's invention offers a cost-effective alternative to generators


Bruce Forster and his wife moved to the North Coast more than a decade ago and after losing power during yet another winter storm, Forster decided he'd had enough.

"Let's just call it inspirational dissatisfaction with the power company," he said. "I decided to take things into my own hands - but in a positive way."

(This page requires a subscription. Betcha its just another solar/battery setup but I ain't subscribing to find out. - JWD)

Update from Mike H., it is just solar charged batteries feeding an inverter. (Thanks Mike):

"The smaller device weighs just 25 pounds and can easily be kept in a car for an emergency jump start. It includes a 350-amp hour 12-volt garden tractor battery with modified wiring to accept a 400 watt inverter.

Also included in the kit is a 12-volt automotive drop light and extra car chord which can plug into a cigarette charger and charge the battery in 10 miles of driving or about 30 minutes idling.

The larger model has two batteries and can run for twice as long. It comes with a 750 watt inverter.

During the last power outage, Forester plugged his Go Volt into his entertainment system where it ran his speakers, LED TV, DVD player and a lamp for four continuous hours.

Each kit also comes with a solar panel, which can charge the device after several hours of direct sun light. Forester said it's important to keep a little charge in the battery at all times and to charge it every few weeks so it is ready when needed. He is planning on writing a user manual to go with each kit.

The Go Volt comes with all the pieces you need to operate it, tucked away into a handy, easy to carry case. The smaller size sells for $249 and the two battery system sells for $399.For more information, or to purchase one of your own, Call Bruce Forster at (503) 325-7161."

(Now that I read this, I seem to remember having posted this 'Go Volt' item on Keelynet awhile back. Did a search but couldn't find it. - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Life of back pain inspires invention
KeelyNet In 2002, Rutty built the first prototype of the Backjack, a lightweight, portable device that helps alleviate back pain and discomfort.

The device can be strapped to a car seat or office chair and looks similar to a padded chair back with arm rests and an adjustable lumbar support made from memory foam.

The Backjack helps with alignment and good posture and takes a load off the lower back by creating some spacing in the lower vertebrae, Rutty said.

"It's a very important product, in that at any point in time, millions of people are enduring a sore back," he said. "(The Backjack) is relief, it is not a cure. We don't want to promote it as a cure."Mack and Duracart launched an online Backjack store Jan. 4 on the crowdfunding platform

At the store, customers can buy Backjacks, which range in price from $99 to $149, or donate to help fund the manufacture of Rutty's invention.

Although the product is not yet available in local stores, Mack is hopeful it will be soon.

The back-pain prevention device, which supports a wearer s back in an upright position, alleviating pressures normally placed on the bones of the vertebral column of the spine, can be used in most all daily seated activity. - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Nanostructures Boost Battery Life Fivefold
previous research reports have celebrated the ability to recharge a lithium-sulfur battery 150 times, the Stanford researchers recharged their battery 1,000 times and still retained substantial energy storage capacity.

In some electric vehicle configurations, that would be enough to last several years. Commercial versions of the batteries could approximately double battery storage compared to lithium-ion batteries, says Yi Cui, a professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford.

The batteries retained 81 percent of their capacity after 500 cycles and 67 percent after 1,000 cycles. Cui says that the nanomaterials can be made with simple methods that lend themselves to high-volume manufacturing.

The researchers started by making spherical nanoparticles of sulfur and coating them with a titanium-oxide shell that’s designed to trap the polysulfides to keep them from migrating out of an electrode.

They then dissolved part of the sulfur, creating space inside the shell. That space gives the sulfur room to expand without cracking the titanium-oxide shell.

While the material may be good enough for some applications, electric vehicle batteries would ideally retain 80 percent of their capacity for as many as 3,000 charging cycles, which would allow complete recharges almost every day for the life of a car, so the researchers are continuing to look for ways to increase the number of charges and total energy storage capacity. - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - HOWTO be viral


Upworthy, a startup that helps promote material via "viral" distribution, has posted a short slideshow with some interesting (and depressing -- it all comes down to horrible Facebook) insights into how things become popular online. - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Easiest excuse for taking freedom: security
Security is an ideal language for suppressing rights because it combines a universality and neutrality in rhetoric with a particularity and partiality in practice. Security is a good that everyone needs, and, we assume, that everyone needs in the same way and to the same degree.

It is “the most vital of all interests,” John Stuart Mill wrote, which no one can “possibly do without.” Though Mill was referring here to the security of persons rather than of nations or states, his argument about personal security is often extended to nations and states, which are conceived to be persons writ large.

Unlike other values — say justice or equality — the need for and definition of security is not supposed to be dependent upon our beliefs or other interests and it is not supposed to favor any one set of beliefs or interests.

It is the necessary condition for the pursuit of any belief or interest, regardless of who holds that belief or has that interest. It is a good, as I’ve said, that is universal and neutral. That’s the theory.

The reality, as we have seen, is altogether different. The practice of security involves a state that is rife with diverse and competing ideologies and interests, and these ideologies and interests fundamentally help determine whether threats become a focus of attention, and how they are perceived and mobilized against.

The provision of security requires resources, which are not limitless. They must be distributed according to some calculus, which, like the distribution calculus of any other resource (say income or education), will reflect controversial and contested assumption about justice and will be the subject of debate.

National security is as political as Social Security, and just as we argue about the latter, so do we argue about the former. - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - “Petrified Lightning” by Catching Man-Made Bolts in Sand (Jun, 1942)


By CATCHING bolts of artificial lightning in a pail of sand, Westinghouse engineers duplicate one of nature’s rarest phenomena. The research workers obtain man-made fulgurites—glasslike tubes of crooked shape, formed when a lightning bolt strikes and fuses sand during its search for an electrical ground.

Natural fulgurites, they explain, are difficult to find. The sand must be of exactly the right composition.

Moreover, the lightning stroke cannot be of the “cold” type that lasts for only a few millionths of a second, but of the “hot” kind with a duration of as long as a tenth of a second—enough to set fire to wooden barns and to melt rock.

This is produced with a surge generator, used to test transformers. Exhibits of “petrified lightning” are being prepared for educational institutions. - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Crowd Funding For Bicycle Crank Physics
"A new design for bicycle cranks violates basic principles of physics, but that's not stopping the inventor of Z-Torque cranks from trying to raise thousands in start-up capital through crowd funding."

The picture looks intriguing for a fleeting moment before it looks silly. Covered in similar style at a site I'm glad to discover exists, the Bicycle Museum of Bad Ideas.

The Z-Torque Crank is an innovative crank assembly made for all types of bicycles. This patented and tested crank technology provides riders many advantages, inluding;

Smoother pedaling
More power to climb hills
Less perceived effort to pedal
Faster acceleration
Less affected by headwinds
Ability to turn higher gearing

Z-Torque has been scientifically tested and proven to provide more available power than a typical pedal assembly. Get more out of your bike. Get Z-Torque. - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Geothermal Power Advances
"A group of geothermal power engineers have created three reservoirs from a single well in a place where none existed previously. This is a breakthrough for Enhanced Geothermal System technology — people who need power often can't choose a spot where there happens to be a geothermal reservoir, and EGS could allow us to create them where needed.

'Last fall, engineers pumped cold water into the ground, cracking open fissures in the deep rock, a process known as hydroshearing. They then sealed one reservoir from the other using a new technology. They injected ground-up recycled plastic bottles, which plugged up the cracks in one reservoir while millions of gallons of cold water were being pumped in to create another.

Then the plastic diffused, leaving behind three reservoirs. ... The U.S. Department of Energy, which is covering half the $43.8 million cost of the Newberry project, says if the initial indications hold up, the Newberry project would mark the first time in the world that multiple geothermal reservoirs have been created on purpose from a single well in a new area.'"

Heat in the Earth's crust has been used to generate power for more than a century. Hot water or steam that bubbles near the surface is tapped to spin turbines that create electricity.

Most of the obvious areas where the three key elements come together — hot rocks, cracks in the rocks, and water — have been exploited. The new frontier is places with hot rocks, but no cracks in the rocks to deliver the steam. That's where EGS comes in. It creates the cracks in the rocks.

Creating multiple reservoirs from a single well is key to making EGS economical, because drilling each well is so expensive... - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Why Do Entrepreneurs Innovate Better Than Managers?
"New research from MIT suggests that entrepreneurs innovate better than managers not because they try more often but rather because when they do try they apply more of their available brainpower to the task.

'We found, somewhat surprisingly, that managers and entrepreneurs did not differ in the probability with which they would undertake explorative (potentially innovative) courses of action.

But when entrepreneurs did select explorative tasks, they used both the left and right sides of the frontal cortex of their brain whereas managers only used their left parts of the frontal cortex,' says the lead researcher, MIT Sloan School of Management Visiting Prof. Maurizio Zollo.

This is an important difference, he notes, 'because the right side of the frontal cortex is associated with creative thinking, involving to a larger extent emotional processes, whereas the left side is associated with rational decision-making and logic.'" - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Smart Ice Cubes Tell When You've Had Enough Alcohol
"In just 6 weeks an MIT researcher created smart ice cubes that monitor your drinking. After an alcohol induced blackout motivated a bit of introspection (video), Dhairya Dand pulled together a coin cell battery, an ATtiny microcontroller, and an IR transceiver molded into gelatin to create self-aware glowing ice-cubes.

The cubes glow and beat to the ambient music, but more importantly, they know how fast and how much you are drinking, and they change color from green to orange to finally red as you reach your safe limit.

If things go too far, the ice cubes can connect to your smartphone and send a text message for a friend come get you. Of course, you have to remember not to swallow them." - Full Article Source

Cheers - alcohol-aware glowing ice-cubes that beat to ambient music from Dhairya Dand on Vimeo.

01/15/13 - Nuclear Rocket Petition On White House Website
KeelyNet "A petition on the White House website is calling for the United States to rapidly develop a nuclear thermal rocket engine.

Nuclear rockets are a promising technology, but unless NASA develops a deep-space exploration ship such as Johnson Space Center's Nautilus X, a nuclear rocket would be wasted.

Launching nuclear rockets may pose regulatory and political problems as well. Practical applications may depend on mining uranium or thorium on the Moon."

rapidly develop and deploy a nuclear thermal rocket for both manned & un-manned space missions.

Harness the full intellectual and industrial strength of our universities, national laboratories and private enterprise to rapidly develop and deploy a nuclear thermal rocket (NTR) adaptable to both manned and un-manned space missions.

A NTR (which would only operate in outer space) will jump-start our manned space exploration program by reducing inner solar system flight times from months to weeks. This is not new technology; NTRs were tested in the 1960s (President Kennedy was a guest at one test).

The physics and engineering are sound. In addition to inspiring young Americans to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, a working NTR will herald a speedy and economical expansion of the human presence in the cosmos.

Here are some Realistic Atomic Rocket Designs - These are some spacecraft designs that are based on reality. So they appear quite outlandish and undramatic looking. In the next page will appear designs that are fictional, but much more breathtaking. Obviously these are all NASA style exploration vehicles, they are not very suited for interplanetary combat. - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Dean Kamen Invents Stomach Pump For Dieters
KeelyNet You may soon have another option to lose weight other than dieting and exercise thanks to Dean Kamen. The inventor has designed a pump that can suck the cheeseburgers out of your stomach and replace it with water.

From the article: "The pump was invented by Dean Kamen, the same man who brought you the Segway, and perhaps more fittingly, a breakthrough dialysis machine.

This pump works by routing a tube directly into the user's stomach and then sucking out some of the gooey, masticated goodness. The user then squeezes a little plastic bag to replace that volume of stomach-stew with water. Sounds great, right?

There are some catches though. It hasn't been approved by the FDA yet, and some of the users in the tests had problems with certain foods like 'cauliflower, broccoli, Chinese food, stir fry, snow peas, pretzels, chips, and steak.' Oh, also there's a tube going into your stomach that you use to pump unpuked vomit into the toilet.

Participants in trial studies did manage to lose about half of their excess weight this way, around 45 pounds on average, so apparently it works."

(Wouldn't it be easier, cheaper and faster to JUST PUKE? - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - NASA Awards Contract To Bigelow Aerospace For Inflatable ISS Module


"NASA has announced that it has awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to provide the International Space Station with an inflatable module.

Details of the award will be discussed by NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and Bigelow Aerospace President Robert Bigelow at a press conference on January 16 at the Bigelow Aerospace facilities in North Las Vegas.

However, based on previous talks, it's likely that the module in question could be the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM)."

The BEAM is an inflatable torus-shaped storage module based on NASA’s abandoned TransHab design that NASA and Bigelow claim could be sent into orbit within two years.

If the final design is similar in size to the Bigelow BA 2100 module, then the BEAM will weigh 65,000 kg (143,000 lb) and, when inflated, will have a length of 17.8 m (58.4 ft) with a diameter of 12.6 m (41.3 ft).

If so, it will be two and a half times the volume of the ISS itself. However, there are alternative designs available.

NASA is interested in the Bigelow inflatable modules because of its desire for cheaper, lighter space assets and because ground tests have indicated that the vectran fabric from which the modules are made shows superior resistance to micrometeors compared to rigid module walls. - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Internet Makes the Improbable Into the New Normal
"A burglar gets stuck in a chimney, a truck driver in a head on collision is thrown out the front window and lands on his feet, walks away; a wild antelope knocks a man off his bike; a candle at a wedding sets the bride's hair on fire; someone fishing off a backyard dock catches a huge man-size shark.

Now Kevin Kelly writes that in former times these unlikely events would be private, known only as rumors, stories a friend of a friend told, easily doubted and not really believed but today they are on YouTube, seen by millions.

'Every minute a new impossible thing is uploaded to the internet and that improbable event becomes just one of hundreds of extraordinary events that we'll see or hear about today,' writes Kelly.

'As long as we are online — which is almost all day many days — we are illuminated by this compressed extraordinariness. It is the new normal.' But when the improbable dominates the archive to the point that it seems as if the library contains only the impossible, then the 'black swans' don't feel as improbable.

'To the uninformed, the increased prevalence of improbable events will make it easier to believe in impossible things,' concludes Kelly.

'A steady diet of coincidences makes it easy to believe they are more than just coincidences.'" - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Microsoft Patents Tech Stealth Tech to Silence Your Phone For You
"Microsoft has filed a patent for a mobile technology called Inconspicuous Mode, aimed at helping you not be 'that guy' who disrupts movies, meals, or meetings with noisy, bright-screened phone alerts.

It's a setting that would effectively put your phone in stealth mode when the device sensed it was in a movie theater (thanks to location information) and that the lights had gone down.

The idea is, you could still receive alerts if a call or text came in, but no one around you would be disturb by phone sounds or screen flashes." - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - The World Remains Five Minutes From Midnight

"The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announces whether their Doomsday Clock has been moved with this open letter to President Obama, outlining progress on a number of fronts, but also detailing what still needs to be done to avoid various threats to humanity."

From the article: "2012 was a year in which the problems of the world pressed forward, but too many of its citizens stood back. In the US elections the focus was "the economy, stupid," with barely a word about the severe long-term trends that threaten the population's well-being to a far greater extent: climate change, the continuing menace of nuclear oblivion, and the vulnerabilities of the world's energy sources." - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - If I Were the Devil - by Paul Harvey
Long time radio newsman/commentator Paul Harvey created the original of this homily around 1965.

It was updated as the years went by and therefore versions of it vary over time. This one is probably from about 1996.

It is a warning to America about its own decay.

This audio has been corrected for proper speed and pitch and is good as I can make it at this time. Unfortunately, phasing and background noise persist. - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - White House responds to secession petitions, calls for unity


The White House has responded to a handful of petitions calling for various states to be given the right to secede from the United States, calling for unity and participatory government instead.

A handful of "We the People" petitions calling for the government to allow various states to secede cropped up following President Obama's reelection. The White House has responded to all those which received more than 25,000 signatures within a month, the minimum required to get a response.

The states included in the response are Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. The Texas petition received over 125,000 signatures, more than any other.

Here is the 'manipulation' and spin telling us we CANNOT secede, period;

Our founding fathers established the Constitution of the United States "in order to form a more perfect union" through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government. They enshrined in that document the right to change our national government through the power of the ballot -- a right that generations of Americans have fought to secure for all.

But they did not provide a right to walk away from it. As President Abraham Lincoln explained in his first inaugural address in 1861, "in contemplation of universal law and of the Constitution the Union of these States is perpetual."

In the years that followed, more than 600,000 Americans died in a long and bloody civil war that vindicated the principle that the Constitution establishes a permanent union between the States. And shortly after the Civil War ended, the Supreme Court confirmed that "[t]he Constitution, in all its provisions, looks to an indestructible Union composed of indestructible States."

(They still don't get it. FIX THE DAMN COUNTRY, get out and let NEW, younger, FRESH politicians give it a shot, or watch as this 'union' dissolves into many separate countries who can better serve their OWN people in their OWN country, since serving the people is the job we GAVE THEM and the sole reason for any government to even exist in the first place. - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/15/13 - Hannity foresees states leaving union
Hannity foresees states leaving union if federal government continues ‘radicalized, abusive’ pattern.

“A lot of people are moving. … I noticed that Bobby Jindal moved to remove his state income tax. He’s not stupid. You know what’s going to happen in Louisiana? The same thing that is happening in Texas and Florida — their populations are soaring. They’re doing a lot better. State governments are fine. They’re surviving. They don’t have the property taxes they do in New York, which is obscene. In New York, you just pay and pay and pay and pay.”

States with lower taxes may soon decide they want to stop shouldering the burden of states with higher taxes, Hannity warned.

“People that are fed up with a power hungry, radicalized, abusive federal government intruding into every aspect of our lives,” Hannity continued.

“People are going to say they’re fed up, and states are going to want more liberty and more freedom. They’re not going to want to tax their citizens to death anymore. If this pattern continues and gets worse and worse and worse,

I can see at some point the states saying, ‘Forget it. I don’t want to be a part of this 'union' anymore.’”

Hannity rejected the idea that secession is necessarily a “radical concept,” arguing that the Declaration of Independence is itself a “radical document.”

“There is a tipping point in all of these debates,” he said. “Now, politically speaking, that means people are going to be thrown out of office, I hope. But if not, there are going to be people in more conservative states that have had enough. I can see a state like Utah saying, ‘Enough is enough,’ [and] a state like Texas saying, ‘Enough is enough.’ I absolutely can.” - Full Article Source


01/11/13 - Manipulating Heat Like Light
"A new technique allows allows 'thermocrystals' to be created that can manipulate heat (a vibration of the atomic lattice of a material). Predicted manipulations include the ability to selectively transmit, reflect or concentrate heat much like light waves can be manipulated by lenses and mirrors.

'Heat differs from sound, he explains, in the frequency of its vibrations: Sound waves consist of lower frequencies (up to the kilohertz range, or thousands of vibrations per second), while heat arises from higher frequencies (in the terahertz range, or trillions of vibrations per second).'

Applications range from better thermoelectric devices to switchable heat insulating/transmitting materials (abstract).

Perhaps this will result in better cooling/heating mechanisms or more efficient engines."

“It’s a completely new way to manipulate heat,” Maldovan says.

In order to apply the techniques already developed to manipulate sound, Maldovan’s first step was to reduce the frequency of the heat phonons, bringing it closer to the sound range. He describes this as “hypersonic heat.”

“Phonons for sound can travel for kilometers,” Maldovan says — which is why it’s possible to hear noises from very far away. “But phonons of heat only travel for nanometers [billionths of a meter]. That’s why you couldn’t hear heat even with ears responding to terahertz frequencies.”

Heat also spans a wide range of frequencies, he says, while sound spans a single frequency. So, to address that, Maldovan says, “the first thing we did is reduce the number of frequencies of heat, and we made them lower,” bringing these frequencies down into the boundary zone between heat and sound. Making alloys of silicon that incorporate nanoparticles of germanium in a particular size range accomplished this lowering of frequency, he says.

Reducing the range of frequencies was also accomplished by making a series of thin films of the material, so that scattering of phonons would take place at the boundaries. This ends up concentrating most of the heat phonons within a relatively narrow “window” of frequencies.

Following the application of these techniques, more than 40 percent of the total heat flow is concentrated within a hypersonic range of 100 to 300 gigahertz, and most of the phonons align in a narrow beam, instead of moving in every direction.

As a result, this beam of narrow-frequency phonons can be manipulated using phononic crystals similar to those developed to control sound phonons. Because these crystals are now being used to control heat instead, Maldovan refers to them as “thermocrystals,” a new category of materials. - Full Article Source

01/11/13 - Bumper to bumper traffic due to MASS EXODUS of FLORIDA!
KeelyNet I-95 and I-75 will be jammed for the next month or so with druggies and deadbeats heading North out of Florida, because this is the first state in the union to require drug testing to receive welfare!

Hooray for Florida! In signing the new law, Republican Gov. Rick Scott said, "If Floridians want welfare, they better make sure they are drug-free."

Applicants must pay for the drug test, but are reimbursed if they test drug-free. Applicants who test positive for illicit substances, won't be eligible for the funds for a year, or until they undergo treatment. Those who fail a second time will be banned from receiving funds for three years!

Hooray for Florida! Only 49 more states to go! - Full Article Source

01/11/13 - Warnings Not to Use ‘E15’ Gas in Your Car
The Car Coach Lauren Fix on why ‘E15’ gas could damage drivers’ vehicles older than 2012 models.

An important gas warning from the AAA affects anyone with a car older than 2012. E15, a higher blend of ethanol and gasoline, is EPA approved and is now being sold in a handful of states. Auto expert and car spokesperson Lauren Fix, The Car Coach, appears on FOX to explain why E15 can actually damage your car, cost thousands of dollars, and void your car's warranty. - Full Article Source

01/11/13 - Disney Wants To Track You With RFID
"Disney parks and resorts have long had a system that combined your room key, credit card, and park ticket into a single card. Now, they're taking it a step further by turning the card into an RFID wristband (called a 'MagicBand'), tracking you, and personalizing your park experience, targeted-ad style.

'Imagine booking guaranteed ride times for your favorite shows and attractions even before setting foot in the park,' wrote Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, in a blog posting on Monday.

'With MyMagic+, guests will be able to do that and more, enabling them to spend more time together and creating an experience that's better for everyone.'

Disney does go on to talk about all the things you can opt out of if you have privacy concerns, and the whole system seems to be voluntary or even premium."

Mascot characters could use the information transmitted by the MagicBands to greet visiting children by name — and even wish them happy birthday if so informed. - Full Article Source

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01/11/13 - Fireflies Bring Us Brighter LEDs
KeelyNet "Fireflies have helped an international team of scientists get over 50 percent more light out of existing LED bulbs. It was discovered that in the Photuris genus of firefly, scales in the insect's exoskeleton possess optical qualities that boost the amount of bioluminescence that can shine through. Those same qualities were found to dramatically increase the light output of an LED bulb."

In all types of fireflies, their bioluminescence is emitted through the cuticle of their exoskeleton. In most cases, the cuticle reflects some of that light back inwards, diminishing the total amount of light given off – a similar problem occurs with the outer coatings of LED bulbs.

It was discovered that in the Photuris genus, however, scales in the cuticle possessed optical qualities that boosted the amount of light that could get through. These qualities were concentrated along the jagged edges of the roof-shingle-like scales.

In order to test if the same principle could work for LEDs, a researcher at Canada’s University of Sherbrooke deposited a light-sensitive material on a standard gallium nitride LED bulb.

He then used a laser to etch a profile into that coating, similar to that of the edges of the firefly scales. As a result, the bulb was able to emit approximately 55 percent more light. - Full Article Source

01/11/13 - The Science Behind Building a Space Gun
"Astronomer and gamer Scott Manley (more famous for his Kerbal Space program coverage) has created a fantastic video explaining the science behind building guns that could one day be used to launch payloads into space. It's not as easy as simply making a bigger gun, there's a whole host of unorthodox 'gun' designs which work around the limitations of garden variety propellants." - Full Article Source

01/11/13 - Device Sniffs Out Signs of Life After Disasters
"With every breath, people exhale a plume of chemicals. Now German researchers have developed a method to quickly and easily detect this chemical signature of life with a portable device.

The team hopes that the approach can help firefighters and other first responders find people trapped inside rubble after earthquakes, terrorist attacks, or other calamities."

Spectrometers are portable and have already found use with human breath, identifying metabolites related to disease, such as diabetes and lung cancer. The instruments ionize chemicals and then, using an electric field, propel the ions through a chamber. The time it takes an ion to pass through the chamber relates to its size and shape, Vautz says, allowing scientists to identify chemicals.

To test the method, researchers simulated a void in a collapsed building with a refrigerator-sized glass-and-polycarbonate box. Ten volunteers spent six hours each in the chamber; every 20 minutes, the scientists withdrew 8 mL of air through a tube. The scientists first used gas chromatography on the samples to separate the chemicals. They then fed the gas fractions into an ion mobility spectrometer. The analysis process took about three minutes per sample, Vautz says.

The researchers compared the gas chromatography and ion mobility data to those in a database and identified 12 chemicals, including acetone and benzaldehyde, known to be present in human breath.

The concentration of these chemicals was higher in the box than in an air sample taken outside the laboratory. The researchers concluded that searching for high levels of these 12 chemicals could help rescue workers find evidence of a living person in a hidden space. - Full Article Source

01/11/13 - US Near Bottom In Life Expectancy In Developed World
"Louise Radnofsky reports that a study by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine has found U.S. life expectancy ranks near the bottom of 17 affluent countries.

The U.S. is at or near the bottom in nine key areas of health: infant mortality and low birth weight; injuries and homicides; teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections; prevalence of HIV and AIDS; drug-related deaths; obesity and diabetes; heart disease; chronic lung disease; and disability.

Americans fare worse than people in other countries even when the analysis is limited to non-Hispanic whites and people with relatively high incomes and health insurance, nonsmokers, or people who are not obese.

The report notes that average life expectancy for American men, at 75.6 years, was the lowest among the 17 countries and almost four years shorter than for Switzerland, the best-performing nation. American women's average life expectancy is 80.8 years, the second-lowest among the countries and five years shorter than Japan's, which had the highest expectancy.

'The [U.S.] health disadvantage is pervasive — it affects all age groups up to age 75 and is observed for multiple diseases, biological and behavioral risk factors, and injuries,' say the report's authors. The authors offered a range of possible explanations for Americans' worse health and mortality, including social inequality, limited availability of contraception for teenagers, community designs that discourage physical activity such as walking, air pollution as well as individual behaviors such as high calorie consumption.

The report's authors were particularly critical of the availability of guns. 'One behavior that probably explains the excess lethality of violence and unintentional injuries in the United States is the widespread possession of firearms and the common practice of storing them (often unlocked) at home,' reads the report. 'The statistics are dramatic.'" - Full Article Source

01/11/13 - Microwave moulded Earbuds that fit


Decibullz creator Kyle Kirkpatrick talks as fast as an old-time carnival barker and is as enthusiastic about his product as Dr. Ironbeard was about his potions.

A lot of people are probably satisfied with $10 earbuds, but it's kind of a cool (more accurately a warm) idea to have earbuds you can heat in your microwave, then shape and reshape as often as you like to fit perfectly in your ears.

After weeks of searching, Kyle couldn’t find one pair of headphones that would stay put and wouldn’t hurt. So he decided to create an affordable, comfortable and snug-fitting headphone.

“The human ear is incredibly diverse; in fact, our ears are as unique as our fingerprints,” Kyle said. “I found the only way to create earphones that fit well is to mold them to the exact shape of the ear. Some custom earphone products were already available, but the $300 to $2,000 price tag was just unacceptable.” - Full Article Source

01/11/13 - All New Homes In China Must Have Fiber Optic Internet Connections
"Only a small number of U.S. cities can boast fiber optic connections, but in China, it's either fiber or bust. China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has now ordered all newly built residences to install fiber optic connections in any city or county 'where a public fiber optic telecom network is available.'

The new standards will take effect starting on April 1, 2013, and residents will be able to choose their own ISP with equal connections to services.

The Chinese government reportedly hopes to have 40 million families connected to fiber networks by 2015." - Full Article Source

01/11/13 - Obvious Traps


Think before you fall for it. - Full Article Source

01/11/13 - Drive Thru Invisible Driver Prank
Comment: "So far all I?see is a FAKE--you see him pulling up to get his order--how did he pay for his order to begin with--they had to part of the joke to begin with." - Full Article Source

01/11/13 - Tax Protester Leaves Ridiculous Note Instead Of Tip


Redditor nickshambo posted a picture of the note he said a customer left his friend instead of a tip. Printed on paper and clearly pre-planned, the note claims that President Obama's tax rates have made him unable to tip, or something... - Full Article Source

01/11/13 - Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear Electronic Tracker Loses Lawsuit
A Texan student who refused to wear a badge with a radio tag that tracked her movements has lost a federal court appeal against her school's ID policy.

The radio chips track attendance, which in turn helps secure school funding.

But Andrea Hernandez, 15, stopped wearing the badge on religious grounds, saying it was the "mark of the beast".

The federal court ruling overturned that, saying if she was to stay at the school, she would be required to wear the badge. Otherwise, she would have to transfer to a new school.

The badges reveal each student's location on their campus, giving the district more precise information on attendance.

The daily average of the attendance is related to how much funding each school receives.

But Miss Hernandez said the badge was the "mark of the beast", as described in chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation in the Bible.

She refused to wear it even after the school had offered to remove the RFID chip.

Rep. Lois Kolkhorst moved to file two bills on the first day of the Texas Legislative session. Kolkhorst has sponsored several anti-RFID bills for schools over the years. This year they are HB 101 and HB 102. - Full Article Source

01/11/13 - Feds loan $1.4 billion to NISSAN to build electric car...
Nissan Motor Co. said it will begin U.S. production of its all-electric Leaf on Thursday in Tennessee as part of a $1.4 billion government loan.

The Japanese automaker won an Energy Department loan in 2010 to build a battery plant in Smyrna, Tenn., and to retool to build the Leaf at its assembly plant next door.

The Leaf will be built alongside the company's gasoline-powered products.

Nissan says it is the only automaker that manufactures its own electric vehicle batteries, at the biggest lithium-ion automotive battery plant in the United States.

The Leaf's sales have struggled and the automaker failed to double sales in 2012 as it had predicted and instead sold about the same number as in 2011.

Last year, Nissan sold 9,819 Leaf EVs in the United States — up 1.5 percent over 2011. - Full Article Source

01/11/13 - Tebow learns to Walk
The cutest puppy trying his best. - Full Article Source

01/11/13 - 2012 Hottest Year On Record For Lower 48 States, NOAA Confirms


NOAA announced on Tuesday that 2012 was officially the warmest year on record in the contiguous 48 states, based on 118 years of temperature records dating back to 1895.

While not every state set a record, more than one-third (19 states) recorded their warmest years, and three-quarters of the lower 48 states recorded their first-, second-, or third-hottest years on record.

Ninety-five percent -- 46 states -- had one of their top 10 warmest years ever recorded, and even in the coolest state, Washington, 2012 was warmer than 72 percent of the years on record. - Full Article Source

01/11/13 - Australia adds new colour to temperature maps


Global warming is turning the volume of extreme weather up, Spinal-Tap-style, to 11. The temperature forecast for next Monday by Australia's Bureau of Meteorology is so unprecedented - over 52C - that it has had to add a new colour to the top of its scale, a suitably incandescent purple.

Australia's highest recorded temperature is 50.7C, set in January 1960 in South Australia. The record for the hottest average day across the nation was set on Monday, at 40.3C, exceeding a 40-year-old record.

"What makes this event quite exceptional is how widespread and intense it's been," said Aaron Coutts-Smith, the weather bureau's climate services manager.

"We have been breaking records across all states and territories in Australia over the course of the event so far." Wildfires are raging across New South Wales and Tasmania.

We already know that climate change is loading the weather dice. Scientists have shown that the European heatwave of 2003, that caused over 40,000 premature deaths, was made at least twice as likely by climate change. The Russian heatwave of 2010, that killed 50,000 and wiped out $15bn of crops, was made three times as likely by global warming and led to the warmest European summer for 500 years.

The extreme weather forecast is even worse. Mega-heatwaves like these will become five to 10 times more likely over the next 40 years, occurring at least once a decade, scientists predict.

US and Australia fringe opinions of climate sceptics have been trumpeted most loudly - both countries hit by record heatwaves and in US, superstorm Sandy...

"Temperatures in Australia this week hit the point where the Bureau of Meteorology had to invent a new color. And with heat and winds come Bushfires. So it's probably good that I made a real-time bushfire map with every known source of public data directly relating to fires in Australia, mostly because fire doesn't respect state borders." - Full Article Source


01/08/13 - Resonance - Beings of Frequency
James Russell film is a Sensational Eye Opening Documentary that examines 60 years of scientific research!

This spectacular documentary uncovers for the very first time, the actual mechanisms by which mobile phone technology can cause cancer. And, how every single one of us is reacting to the biggest change in environment this planet has ever seen.

Two billion years ago life first arrived on this planet; a planet, which was filled with a natural frequency. As life slowly evolved, it did so surrounded by this frequency. and Inevitably, it began tuning in.

By the time mankind arrived on earth an incredible relationship had been struck; a relationship that science is just beginning to comprehend.

Research is showing that being exposed to this frequency is absolutely integral to us. It controls our mental and physical health, it synchronizes our circadian rhythms, and it aids our immune system and improves our sense of wellbeing.

Not only are we surrounded by natural frequencies, our bodies are filled with them too. Our cells communicate using electro magnetic frequencies. Our brain emits a constant stream of frequencies and our DNA delivers instructions, using frequency waves. Without them we couldn't exist for more than a second.

This delicate balance has taken billions of years to perfect. But over the last 25 years the harmony has been disturbed. and disturbed dramatically.

Mankind has submerged itself in an ocean of artificial frequencies. They are all around us, filling the air and drowning out the earth's natural resonance.

To the naked eye the planet appears to be the same. But at a cellular level it is the biggest change that life on earth has endured; the affects of which we are just starting to see and feel.

(Thanks to Michael Heleus for sharing this wonderful video! - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - Nextek Power Systems: Technology You Can Bank On
When PNC Financial decided to push farther than the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification for their model net-zero energy branch in Fort Lauderdale, the goal was high: 50% energy savings and the same or better comfort for staff and customers as compared to PNC’s 2500+ branches.

Thanks to solar panels on the roof and walkways, the building actually generates more electricity than it uses, sending the surplus to the grid. Sending excess power back to the grid is possible thanks to careful design and planning the company carried out with its architect, Gensler and green building consultants CJL Engineering and Paladino & Company.

PNC Financial specified a direct current (dc) power system from Nextek Power Systems to significantly increase the efficiency of their lighting system and its use of renewable energy generated at the building site.

Most of the lighting in this PNC Bank branch is connected to the Nextek patented dc microgrid that uses the solar power before it gets converted into grid-compatible ac power.

This allows the power generated at the site to be used avoiding two conversions: one from dc (solar) to ac (the grid), as well as from ac (the grid) back to dc (the electronic light fixture) amounting to a large integrated efficiency improvement.

When the sun’s not shining, the dc microgrid powers itself by converting the grid power into dc at higher efficiency than any single device can accomplish affordably on its own.

Nextek CEO Paul Savage says PNC Financial’s use of dc microgrid technology represents a growing trend in net-zero energy building design. “In today’s competitive marketplace it is not enough to install solar panels on the roof and put a plaque on the door announcing you’re sustainable.

Thoughtful design that reduces the building’s power requirement first is what’s needed, and that’s what PNC is doing.” By connecting the clean dc power generated by the sun to dc consuming lighting inside the building, and adding daylight harvesting and other control strategies, the branch’s lighting will consume 70% less power from the grid. - Full Article Source

Why DC power systems are returning to common use and how it is happening

01/08/13 - Futuristic Highway Will Glow In the Dark For Icy Conditions
"A glow-in-the-dark highway will be installed in the Netherlands that will replace standard road markings with photoluminescent powder that charges in the daylight and glows through the night for up to 10 hours.

But the new highway's most interesting feature is when the temperature drops below freezing, the road will automatically light up with snowflake indicators to warn drivers of icy conditions (video).

'One day I was sitting in my car in the Netherlands, and I was amazed by these roads we spend millions on but no one seems to care what they look like and how they behave,' says designer Daan Roosegaarde.

'I started imagining this Route 66 of the future where technology jumps out of the computer screen and becomes part of us.'

The first few hundred meters of glow-in-the-dark, weather-indicating road will be installed in the province of Branbant in mid-2013, followed by priority induction lanes for electric vehicles, interactive lights that switch on as cars pass and wind-powered lights within the next five years.

'Research on smart transportation systems and smart roads has existed for over 30 years — call any transportation and infrastructure specialist and you'll find out yourself,' adds Emina Sendijarevick.

'What's lacking is the implementation of those innovations and making those innovations intuitive and valuable to the end-consumers — drivers.'" - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - Powerful Pull To New Magnets
KeelyNet Magnets are crucial to an enormous number of products in the automobile, electronics, power-generation, and clean-energy industries. But worldwide, it has been difficult to secure the supply of neodymium, dysprosium, and other rare-earth metals in these powerful magnets, which are stronger yet much smaller than those made with other materials. Recently rare-earth metal prices have fluctuated wildly.

In 2010, many publications, including this one, reported on China’s global monopoly on production of rare-earth metals and oxides and the country’s plans to drastically cut exports (C&EN, Aug. 30, 2010, page 9). The news caused demand for and prices of these materials, especially of dysprosium, one of the scarcest rare-earth metals, to soar. But then other market factors caused prices to fall sharply.

Rather than hunting for completely novel building blocks from which to construct new magnets free of rare-earth metals, many scientists are looking for methods to control the building blocks of known magnetic substances on a finer scale. The strategy could lead to more magnetism from less material.

The high strength of Nd2Fe14B and other rare-earth-based magnetic materials such as samarium cobalt (SmCo5) leads to powerful yet relatively small and lightweight magnets. That strength, which is often expressed as a “magnetic energy product,” can be on the order of 56 megagauss-oersteds (MGOe). A common refrigerator magnet, based on iron, is less than 1 MGOe.

One new research thrust in the bottom-up category takes its cue from the inner workings of rare-earth magnets. In Nd2Fe14B, for example, the transition metal is the source of the high magnetization. The rare-earth component is responsible for the high value of a property known as magnetocrystalline anisotropy, which is related to a magnet’s resistance to becoming demagnetized. The underlying idea is to engineer composite materials that combine high magnetization and high aniso­tropy components.

“The trick is bringing these components together on a very short length scale—about 10 nm,” Sellmyer says. At that scale, the two components are intimately tied to each other magnetically, or what experts in this field describe as strongly exchange coupled.

The concept has been around since the 1990s, Sellmyer points out, but it has been difficult to implement. Despite recent advances in synthesizing a large variety of nanoparticles, researchers have found it challenging to control the size, crystal structure, and phase purity of exchange-coupled nanoparticles. One source of that challenge is a high-temperature treatment, usually above 500 °C—it causes nanoparticles to coalesce and grow to large size. - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - In Vitro Grown Meat 'Nearly Possible'
KeelyNet "An article at The Guardian discusses the prospects for food from radically different sources than the ones we're used to. 'Sweet fried crickets' anyone?

Quoting: '... artificial steak is still a way off. Pizza toppings are closer. The star of the Dutch research into in-vitro meat, Dr Mark Post, promised that the first artificial hamburger, made from 10bn lab-grown cells, would be ready for "flame-grilling by Heston Blumenthal" by the end of 2012.

At the time of writing it is still on the back burner. Post (who previously produced valves for heart surgery) and other Dutch scientists are currently working over the problem of how to turn the "meat" from pieces of jelly into something acceptably structured: an old-fashioned muscle.

KeelyNet Electric shocks may be the answer. ... The technological problems of producing the new hi-tech foods are nothing compared to the trouble the industry is having with the consumers – the "yuck factor," as the food technology scientists across the world like to put it.

Shoppers' squeamishness has turned the food corporations, from whom the real money for R&D will have to come, very wary, and super-secretive about their work on GM in America.'"

(I'm told the Kombucha mushrooms that grow like weeds in any warm, moist low light environment, taste just like steak when fried on a grill. - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - Energy Healing: Myth or Reality?
KeelyNet Science acknowledged and proved years ago the presence of electric field associated with all body cells. We now know that heart beats, neural firing and muscle movement, for instance, are initiated by electric charges.

Our brains and hearts produce frequencies that can be measured by common laboratory analysis like the EEG (electroencephalogram) and EKG (electrocardiogram). That magnetic field associated with this electric charges is also now being successfully measured using reliable diagnostic tools like magnetoencephalogram (for brain diagnosis), magnetoretinogram (for the eye’s retina diagnosis), magnetomyogram (for body muscles diagnosis)…[3]

The electric and magnetic field created by all body cells and organs are tightly interconnected and highly synchronized through connective tissue (the tissue connecting all body cells and organs) forming what scientists call ‘the living matrix’ through which “every cell receives information on the activities taking place in every other part of body”[4].

The same concept was taught by the ancient Chinese medicine which recognized centuries ago that the human body possesses an electric/magnetic energy that flows through specific channels called meridians. According to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), these meridians work like electric circuits delivering energy to every cell in the body.

Health depends on the quality of this communication, and thus, keeping these meridians clear and their energy flowing is the primary goal of a TCM practitioner. This is the basis of acupuncture and acupressure therapies and this is also the basis of many energy healing modalities.

Energy healing, thus, involves the work on restoring the quality of communication within this living matrix, a matrix that possesses an inherited amazing ability to restore health and vitality. Malfunction or disease occurs when the energy flow within this matrix is somehow restricted in certain areas of the body.

This fact is even now identified by conventional medicine in what is known as PEMF (Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field) therapy which uses low frequency and extremely low frequency (ELF) range (0.3-30 Hz mostly averaged at 7-8 Hz) that is applied to an injured bone resisting conventional chemical treatment to ‘jump-start’ healing and bone repair in case of stalled healing process.

The founder of Reiki, Mikao Usui, actually states that it was 'revealed' to him, the same claim was stated by the founder of Pranic healing, Choa Kok Sui, and Theta healing, Vianna Stibal. Furthermore, before starting their sessions, the healers should ask for guidance and elicit the help and support from 'higher power' including the 'spirit' of their founders and their 'angels'. Whether they state their supplication out loud or just perform it in secret, they all do it, they have to, this is an integral part of their teaching and a pre-requisite for the healing to be achieved, as they claim.

From Lee Crock and his 'Aura Therapy' / Energy Cleaner Machine - "Lee (Crock) said he was fascinated by the 'laying on of hands' as reported to be used by Jesus, his disciples and other healers. His healing system stems from Reiki massage therapy which partially relies on the production of heat in the hands to heal the body."

As Dr. Elmer Green, the former director of the Voluntary Controls project at the Menninger Institute in Kansas, once said: “Anything you can accomplish with an acupuncture needle you can do with your mind.”[6]

And, Dr. Gary Schwartz, the professor of psychology, medicine, and neurology at the University of Arizona and director of its laboratory for advances in Consciousness and Health says: “Since we all have energy, and hands, we all have the inherent natural power to be energy healers.”[7]

(Check out the Mexistim which is a form of 'electronic Reiki'. - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - Inexpensive card-sized device runs 50 blood tests in seconds
KeelyNet Scientists from Houston’s Methodist Hospital Research Institute and MD Anderson Cancer Center have created a credit card-sized gadget, that can instantly check a single drop of blood for up to 50 different substances – and it costs about US$10.

Developed by a team led by Dr. Lidong Qin, the device is known as a volumetric bar-chart chip – or the V-chip, for short.

It consists of two thin sheets of glass, with a series of 50 tiny wells sandwiched between them. Each of those wells can contain different types of antibodies, selected for their tendency to bind to specific proteins. All of the wells also contain an enzyme known as catalase, along with hydrogen peroxide, and a dye. A sample drop of blood or other bodily fluid is placed in another well, at one end of the V-chip.

Initially, all of the wells are isolated from one another. When the two glass plates are slid against one another, however, the wells are linked by one long continuous zig-zagging microfluidic channel. The sample fluid flows along that channel, going through each of the wells as it does so.

When the antibodies in any one of the wells react with the targeted substance – such as insulin, or a specific drug or virus – the catalase is activated, which in turn splits the hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen gas. That gas pushes the dye up a column linked to the well, where it can be seen by the user.

The higher the dye goes in that column, the greater the amount of the substance in the sample. Viewed as a whole, the V-chip appears as a bar chart, indicating the relative amounts of the various targeted substances. - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - Remote-controlled Superman soars around California's Pacific coast
Gough said: 'During our casual conversation, Superman flew by. We stopped, got off our bikes just in time to watch him land.

'After a quick battery change, I grabbed the only thing I had on me and took some video of what is easily the coolest custom RC plane I've ever seen. Damn near life-size and complete with a cape.'

Smaller versions of this kind of flying Superman have been released previously, but the human scale and realistic shape of this version, along with its super-hero cape and branding are arguably the most convincing.

As the video illustrates, the unit flies quickly with the positioning of Superman’s arms giving the flight aesthetic an aerodynamic feel.

Hopefully its owner knows to keep it away strong winds, for they are his kryptonite.

A custom-made remote-controlled Superman has been attracting attention across California.

The high-flying replica of everyone's favourite lycra-clad hero was spotted zipping through the sky above the Pacific Coast Highway, which runs from Dana Point in Orange County to Leggett in Mendocino County.

Passerby Kyle Gough was cycling with a friend in Carlsbad when the superhero flew by. He quickly reached for his phone and began filming, and the resulting footage is now going viral on YouTube. - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - Silver Nanocubes Could Be Super Light Absorbers
KeelyNet Researchers from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (US), have created silver nanocubes with the ability to absorb a remarkable amount of light.

The headlining silver nanocubes, coupled to a gold film through an ultrathin insulating layer, in fact are only one of three parts essential to the functional system — the metal film, the dielectric spacer and the cubes.

Though metals are reflective, the nanocubes react as tiny antennas that can cancel out the reflectance of the metal surface.

What is more, by combining different components of the metamaterial elements together into a single composite, more complicated reflectance spectra could be engineered, achieving a superlative level of control. Ciracì says, “We obtained that ~17% coverage of these ~75 nm nanocubes enables greater than ~95% absorption.”

While similar works may have shown better results, he argues that the focus of his team’s work is the cost-effective and large-area applicability of the technology. “In theory, however, we should be able to sensibly decrease the percentage of coverage needed, to 3–4% of the entire surface, by making a more uniform population of nanocubes.”

Typically, metamaterials are manufactured using lithography, which is expensive and time-consuming and, thus, does not scale well. Duke’s metal film, however, can be fabricated using extraordinarily simple techniques, namely electron-beam evaporation.

“The spacing layer is created using a layer-by-layer deposition of polyelectrolyte molecules; the cubes are produced by a self-assembly colloidal approach,” Ciracì explains.

The result is a solution containing millions of silver nanocubes. And because the size of the nanocubes and the thickness of the dielectric spacing layer can be controlled, it is possible to control optical properties of the entire surface at scales out of reach of lithography.

At the same time, producing a mono-disperse population of nanocubes proved to be a major challenge in the research project. “This complication arises from the fact that the cubes are the result of a self-assembling process, and, hence, size dispersion is an intrinsic issue present in any colloidal system,” Ciracì elaborates, adding that applying different filtering techniques could improve the population characteristics. - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - Home built stun baton turns you into a cop from Demolition Man
It seems much like a cattle prod, but [Pode Coet] definitely had people in mind when he built this stun baton. It’s not for the faint of heart — especially since a wrong move could stop your ticker cold. But the design and fabrication are top-notch, and he didn’t hold back when it comes to build images and details.

The enclosure is a hunk of PCV pipe with a cap on each end. The business end includes two electrodes separated by a 10mm air gap. The spark has no trouble jumping across that gap, and if you get it close enough to the victim it’ll use their body as a path of least resistance.

The butt end of the baton features the charging port which takes 5VDC power and a pair of LEDs for feedback.

This power port feeds a charger stored within to top off the Lithium cell which itself only puts out about 3.8V.

This potential is fed into a boost circuit to ramp up to 16V before feeding a Royer circuit which jumps it up to 900V. That is connected to the final stage which gets it to the target of 10kV!

You can see and hear a demonstration of the baton in the clip. - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - HOWTO get stuff made in China
This post focuses on the BOM -- the Bill of Materials -- where "Every single assumption, down to the color of the soldermask, has to be spelled out unambiguously for a third party to faithfully reproduce a design."

Designers often think using abbreviated part numbers. A great example of this is the 7404. The venerable 7404 is a hex inverter, and has been in service for decades.

Because of its ubiquity, the term “7404” can be used as a generic term for an inverter. However, when going to production, things like the package type, manufacturer and logic family must be specified.

A complete part number might be 74VHCT04AMTC, which specifies an inverter made by Fairchild Semiconductor, from the “VHCT” series, in a TSSOP package, shipped in tubes. The extra characters are very important, because small variations can lead to big problems, such as quoting and ordering the wrong packaged device (and subsequently being stuck with a reel of unusable parts), or subtle reliability problems.

In fact, I encountered a problem once due to a mistaken substitution of a “VHC” for the “VHCT” logic family part. This switched the input thresholds of the inverter from TTL to CMOS logic-compatible, and resulted in some units having an asymmetric response to input signals. Fortunately, I caught this problem before production ramped, avoiding a whole lot of potential rework or worse yet, returns.

Here’s another example of how missing a couple of characters can cost thousands of dollars. A fully specified part number for the LM3670 switching regulator might be LM3670MFX-3.3/NOPB. Significantly, if the /NOPB is omitted, the part number is still valid and orderable – but for a version that uses leaded solder.

This could be disastrous for products exporting to a region, such as the EU, that requires RoHS compliance (meaning lead-free, among other things).

A more subtle issue is the “X” in the part number. Part numbers with an “X” come with 3,000 pieces to a reel, and ones lacking an “X” come in 1,000 pieces to a reel.

While many factories will question the /NOPB omission (since factories typically assemble RoHS documentation as they purchase parts), they will rarely flag the reel quantity as an issue. However, you care about the reel quantity because if you only wanted 1,000 pieces, including the X in the part number means you’ll be paying for 2,000 extra pieces you don’t need.

Or, if you’re doing a much larger production run and you omit the X, you could be paying a premium for shipping three times the volume of reels for the same purchase quantity. Either way, the factory will quote the part exactly as specified, and you could be missing out on a cost savings if you’re not paying attention to the reel quantities.

(That much more reason to BUY AMERICAN, might cost more but it will be made right and benefit our country. - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - Adorable vintage microcars


I want to own all of the gemlike microcars of the mid-20th century seen here on Fine Car's flickrstream. - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - Gun Control - Piers Morgan interviews "Deport Piers Morgan" guy
Alex Jones Piers Morgan EXPLOSIVE Interview Part 1 Video Tonight Piers Morgan sat down with the creator of a White House petition to get him deported from the United States. Alex Jones was fired up throughout the entire interview, launching into a series of loud tirades against Morgan and gun control every few seconds. Every time Morgan tried to ask a question, Jones continued to pile through with his arguments.

Jones said the point of the petition was to bring attention to the fact that United States has a bunch of foreigners bragging about taking away the guns of Americans while the gov't amasses more weapons for themselves. He said that the Second Amendment isn't for "duck-hunting," it's to protect us from "tyrannical government." He raised his voice to declare to Morgan, "1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms!"

Morgan attempted to explain that the United States has significantly more gun murders than England, but Jones dismissed the argument outright. He called England a "police state," telling Morgan he "fled" to the United States, going so far as to call Morgan a "hatchet man of the New World Order."

Morgan tried to patiently walk through the finer points of the gun control debate with Jones, but he went on tirade after tirade on an ever-angrier series of tangents. Jones repeatedly criticized Morgan for trying to trip him off with "little factoids" instead of getting to the heart of the gun debate. - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - Another danger for astronauts: Super bacteria
Bacteria living zero-gravity environments become more virulent. People living in zero-gravity environments have less-than-fully-functional immune systems.

The result is a danger for space travelers that few of us on Earth ever think about — even though a lot of early astronauts, right up through the Apollo program, suffered severe infections in flight, or shortly after landing.

Ed Yong's article for Wired UK from 2011 is a reminder that there's a lot of details that need to be worked out before humanity can become a space-faring species.

We've got more worry about up there than just radiation. - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - Facebook Lands Drunk Driving Teen In Jail
"The Washington Post reports that 18-year-old Jacob Cox-Brown has been arrested after telling his Facebook network that he had hit a car while driving drunk, posting the message: 'Drivin drunk ... classsic ;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P'

Two of Cox-Brown's friends saw the message and sent it along to two separate local police officers and after receiving the tip, police went to Cox-Brown's house and were able to match a vehicle there to one that had hit two others in the early hours of the morning.

Police then charged the teen with two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver.

'Astoria Police have an active social media presence,' says a press release from Astoria Police.

'It was a private Facebook message to one of our officers that got this case moving, though. When you post ... on Facebook, you have to figure that it is not going to stay private long.'" - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - TSA 'Secured' Metrodome During Recent Football Game
KeelyNet "Travel writer Christopher Elliott touches down with the news that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration was spotted standing around outside a recent American football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers (picture).

According to Mr. Elliott, the 'TSA goes to NFL games and political conventions and all kinds of places that have little or nothing to do with ... travel.

It even has a special division called VIPR — an unfortunate acronym for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response team — that conducts these searches.'

He continues, 'As far as I can tell, TSA is just asking questions at this point. "Data and results collected through the Highway BASE program will inform TSA's policy and program initiatives and allow TSA to provide focused resources and tools to enhance the overall security posture within the surface transportation community," it says in the filing.

(Your papers please...everywhere we go, plus video drones and spy cameras everywhere, watching and listening to everything we say or do, Sieg Heil! 'Hail Victory!')

But they wouldn't be wasting our money asking such questions unless they planned to aggressively expand VIPR at some point in the near future. And that means TSA agents at NFL games, in subways and at the port won't be the exception anymore — they will be the rule.'"

(As always follow the money! The NASA annual budget is 19 billion USD. Politically, no one actually wants the TSA to exist.)

This report describes the FY2013 appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Administration requested $39.510 billion in adjusted net discretionary budget authority for DHS for FY2013, as part of an overall budget of $59.501 billion (including fees, trust funds, and other funding that is not appropriated or does not score against the budget caps).

The request amounts to a $90 million, or a 0.2%, decrease from the $39.600 billion enacted for FY2012 through the consolidated appropriations act (P.L. 112-174).

Net requested appropriations for major agencies within DHS were as follows: Customs and Border Protection (CBP), $10,345 million; Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), $5,332 million; Transportation Security Administration (TSA), $5,130 million; Coast Guard, $8,352 million; Secret Service, $1,601 million; National Protection and Programs Directorate, $1,217 million; Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), $4,528 million; Science and Technology, $831 million; and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, $328 million. Included as part of the President’s overall budget request was a 0.5% pay raise for civilian federal employees. - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - Death of Printed Books May Have Been Exaggerated
"Although just 16% of Americans have purchased an e-book to date, the growth rate in sales of digital books is already dropping sharply. At the same time, sales of dedicated e-readers actually shrank in 2012, as people bought tablets instead.

Meanwhile, printed books continue to be preferred over e-books by a wide majority of U.S. book readers.

In his blog post Will Gutenberg Laugh Last?, writer Nicholas Carr draws on these statistics and others to argue that, contrary to predictions, printed books may continue to be the book's dominant form.

'We may be discovering,' he writes, 'that e-books are well suited to some types of books (like genre fiction) but not well suited to other types (like nonfiction and literary fiction) and are well suited to certain reading situations (plane trips) but less well suited to others (lying on the couch at home).

The e-book may turn out to be more a complement to the printed book, as audiobooks have long been, rather than an outright substitute.'" - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - Want To Buy a Used Spaceport?
KeelyNet "Want to buy a 15,000-foot landing strip? How about a place to assemble rocket ships or a parachute-packing plant? Have we got a deal for you.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that with the cleanup and wind-down of the shuttle program, NASA is quietly holding a going-out-of-business sale for the its space-shuttle facilities including Launch Pad 39A, where shuttles were launched; space in the Vehicle Assembly Building, the iconic 526-foot-tall structure first used to assemble Saturn V-Apollo rockets; the Orbiter Processing Facilities, essentially huge garages where the shuttles were maintained; Hangar N and its high-tech test equipment; the launch-control center; and various other buildings and chunks of undeveloped property.

'The facilities out here can't be in an abandoned state for long before they become unusable,' says Joyce Riquelme, NASA's director of KSC planning and development. 'So we're in a big push over the next few months to either have agreements for these facilities or not.'

The process is mostly secret, because NASA has agreed to let bidders declare their proposals proprietary, keeping them out of the view of competitors and the public.

Frank DiBello, thinks the most attractive facilities are those that can support launches that don't use the existing pads at KSC and adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

'Anything that still has cleaning capabilities or satellite-processing capabilities, the parachute facility, the tile facility, the OPF, all three of them, they have real value to the next generation of space activity,' says Frank DiBello, President of Space Florida, an Independent Special District of the State of Florida, created to foster the growth and development of a sustainable and world-leading space industry in Florida.

'If the infrastructure helps you reach market, then it has value. If it doesn't, then it's just a building, it's just a launchpad, and nobody wants it.'" - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - German Laser Destroys Targets More Than 1Km Away
KeelyNet "A German company has brought us one step closer to the kinds of shootouts only seen in Sci-Fi films. Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Defense recently tested a 50kW, high-energy laser at their proving ground facility in Switzerland.

First, the system sliced through a 15mm- (~0.6 inches) thick steel girder from a kilometer away. Then, from a distance of two kilometers, it shot down a handful of drones as they nose-dived toward the surface at 50 meters per second."

While minuscule compared to the 200 petawatts of laser power (ten to the fifteenth watts!) that scientists in Europe plan to use for experiments, the 50kW laser seems quite ready to make a difference on the battlefield.

Apart from science fiction novels, the idea of using high-energy lasers have been considered for weaponry since the mid 20th century.

Countries such as the US, Russia, China, among others, are developing their own high-energy laser programs.

Whether or not we hear about future demonstrations will be a matter of national security rather than technological success. I think it’s safe to assume this is one arms race that’s soon to heat up. - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - Kingston Introduces 1TB Flash Drive
KeelyNet "If there's one thing that each CES can bring, it's a handful or products that manage to drop jaws everywhere.

Kingston's latest flash drive series, DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0, manages to be one of those. It's aimed at folks who actually need mass storage on the go at speeds that mechanical hard drives cannot offer.

Available soon will be a 512GB model, followed by the 1TB later this quarter.

The drive features read speeds of 240MB/s and write speeds of 160MB/s — not quite desktop SSD speeds, but much faster than a mechanical hard drive, and with vastly reduced latencies due to it being flash storage.

Not surprisingly, pricing has not yet been discussed." - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - Astronauts Could Get Lazier As Mars Mission Progresses
"Imagine life on a spaceship headed to Mars. You and your five crewmates work, exercise, and eat together every day under the glow of fluorescent lights.

As the months pass, the sun gets dimmer and communication with Earth gets slower. What does this do to your body?

According to an Earth-based experiment in which six volunteers stayed in a windowless 'spaceship' for nearly a year and a half, the monotony, tight living space, and lack of natural light will probably make you sleep more and work less.

Space, for all intents and purposes, turns you into a couch potato." - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - Asteroid Impact With EARTH 02.15.13 - Is This The End ??
KeelyNet This asteroid passes earth TWICE a YEAR 20,000 miles to a MILLION Miles away.

Now it is passing ONLY 14,000 MILES AWAY.

Between the moon and earth! Everybody PANIC!

One of the comments; "There's always a new date. That said, Marshall Masters in his book Planet X Forecast and 2012 Survival Guide mentions 2/14/2013 as the kick off date for hell on earth. Is this asteroid caught in the magnetic pull of "Planet X" whatever it is?

Forecast for February 14, 2013 - The doomsday for humanity in this forecast is February 14 - not December 21, 2012. On this day, Planet X reaches perihelion (its closest point to the Sun)...Unfortunately, Earth's orbit puts it between them at? this time. - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - Guang Dong - Pas de deux
Superb grace, strength and acrobatic skill. - Full Article Source

01/08/13 - 10 Things Happy People Do Differently
KeelyNet How happy are you and why?

This is a question I spend a fair amount of time thinking about, not only as it applies to my own levels of happiness, but also as it applies to my family, friends, and the people who I work with.

Since graduating with my master's degree in positive psychology, I've worked with and observed thousands of people in a wide variety of settings, and happy people just flow with the groove of life in a unique way.

The late, great Dr. Chris Peterson talked about his own journey with happiness as follows: "I spent my young adult years postponing many of the small things that I knew would make me happy ... I was fortunate enough to realize that I would never have the time unless I made the time. And then the rest of my life began."

build a strong social fabric
engage in activities that fit their strengths, values and lifestyle
practice gratitude
have an optimistic thinking style
know it's good to do good
know that material wealth is only a very small part of the equation
develop healthy coping strategies
focus on health
cultivate spiritual emotions
have direction

Happy people have developed a specific set of strategies over time that causes them to see life differently -- a balanced portfolio of skills and emotions.

(click on the link to read the fleshed out full version of this fine article - JWD) - Full Article Source


01/05/13 - Three Patents for the Egyptian Energy-saving Motor


Hosni Shafi'i, the Egyptian engineer who succeeded in inventing a genuine motor that recycles energy initially consumed by it in a closed energy-saving cycle.

The German patent office has officially certified, recognised and accepted his invention in addition to two other patents from Kuwait and Egypt.

Shafi'i’s invention is a new electromechanical energy-saving high efficiency motor design.

According to accurate measurements, it enjoys a much higher efficiency than the internal combustion engines by about 30-33% thermal efficiency, and more than the traditional electric motors by 70% efficiency.

The energy stored in the magnetic coils of the motor is to be utilised twice on its two sides and not on one side as usual, through a timing circuit and the design of the inner/outer rotors.

Shafi'i’s motor runs by electromagnets that perform in a manner similar to pistons in the internal combustion engines with a precise timing mechanism.

The motor runs continuously on relatively very small quantities of pulsating charges and currents, while the traditional electric motors take continuous supply of electric power.

This energy-saving invention also uses powerful permanent magnet cells on the rotors (inner and outer), which means saving materials like copper wires, machining and this lead to utilisation of the residual magnetic energy stored in the magnet cells adding to the motor efficiency.

With its very simple, durable and maintenance-free design, Shafi'i’s motor doesn't require any commutator or brushes.

The generated counter-electromotive force in the stator electromagnetic coils is no longer opposing the motor performance as in the traditional electric motors, on the contrary, it became an additional force to the motor’s efficiency.

This generated counter-electromotive force can be utilised usefully, for instance, it can recharge the battery to keep the motor running efficiently and save energy. There would be a continuous charge of energy without any supplementary source other than the battery.

As it’s a frictionless engine, the rate of wear is down to minimum if compared with the internal combustion reciprocating engines.

Moreover, the rotating motor design makes it more stable than the reciprocating internal combustion engine. Not only that, but, the characteristics of both the electric motors and internal combustion engines are combined in that motor design.

Additionally, Shafi'i’s motor can deliver higher torque and its gearbox required to control speed, gives a wider output speed/torque range.

One of the good advantages of this new motor is that it could be designed and manufactured with different sizes and capacities. It is inexpensive, practical, energy-saving, nonpolluting, noiseless, highly-efficient, and a powerful energy source motor.

Disadvantages - Nevertheless, mentioning all these advantages and the environment-friendly design, the motor requires a timing control circuit/board. In addition, as the electromagnets are performing like pistons in the internal combustion engines, Shafi'i’s motor especially the large sizes of it may require a starting motor to prime it exactly as in the internal combustion engines.

The motor’s speed control is to be carried out electrically/electronically through a speed controller circuit to control the electromagnet currents with resistors that will perform like an electric gearbox. This will control the motor output speed and torque. Otherwise, this can be done mechanically through a simple mechanical gearbox exactly like that used in automobiles, which might not be considered a disadvantage.

Shafi'i’s motor applications are relatively unlimited, it can be used in automobiles, air conditioners, power generators, or any other application that depend on fossil fuel and the traditional electric motors. - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Fusion Energy’s Dreamers, Hucksters, and Loons
KeelyNet The history of fusion energy is filled with crazies, hucksters, and starry-eyed naifs chasing after dreams of solving the world's energy problems.

The reason's easy to see: On paper, fusion energy has almost unlimited potential. A fusion reaction releases an extraordinary amount of energy by slamming together light atoms, such as hydrogen, to make heavier ones, such as helium. (Fission is essentially the opposite: breaking apart heavy atoms, such as uranium, to make lighter ones.)

Fusion is the same process that powers the sun—and it's so efficient that we'd have enough atomic fuel on Earth to satisfy our civilization's need for energy for, essentially, forever. The problem is that it's really hard to slam those atoms together hard enough.

You need incredibly high temperatures, tens or hundreds of millions of degrees Celsius, so that the atoms are moving fast enough to get the reaction going. But as you heat your fuel up, you have to keep it contained. A 100-million-degree plasma wants to explode in all directions, but if you're going to keep the reaction going, you have to keep it bottled up.

What do you make the bottle out of?

The sun's bottle is gravity. Because the sun is so massive—more than 300,000 times the mass of our planet—it has an enormous gravitational field. It's this field that compresses and constrains the hydrogen fuel and keeps it from flying off every which way. But without a sun-size mass to provide the gravity, you've got to find other ways.

The idea is to compress and bottle up a pea-sized pellet of hydrogen by using a laser so huge that it would make any red-blooded moon-nuking megalomaniac proud. The putative goal is to generate more energy through fusing hydrogen atoms than the energy that was put in by the laser in the first place.

Scientists at Livermore keep pretending that their hyper-expensive laser research is somehow going to produce fusion energy, even though they've got to go through Rube Goldberg-esque variations of the idea to make it look like they've got a shot at success.

Way back in 1955, before the invention of the laser, physicists were predicting that fusion energy would be on tap within 20 years.

Back then, the only workable method of bottling up a cloud of million-degree hydrogen, short of setting off an atomic bomb, was to use giant magnets. At that time, a number of scientists around the world attempted to design machines that would heat and confine burning hydrogen clouds with powerful electromagnetic fields.

They didn't work as predicted; even after decade upon decade of false starts, the magnetic bottles were just too leaky. Yet fusion energy was still always just around the next corner.

It's easy to understand why fanatical devotees gravitate to unorthodox approaches to fusion energy, be they cold-fusion moonbattery or schemes touted by startup companies with more cash than brains.

The mainstream scientists who've been pursuing the dream have left us with little more than a thicket of delusions and broken promises. And, if one is to believe them now, after six decades of work, the clean, nearly limitless power of fusion is still 20 years away. At this rate, it will always be. - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Patent Application for Environmental Energy Conversion Device
Devendra Purohit filed the patent application on Feb. 19, 2011. The patent application number is 428/DEL/2011 A. The international classification number is F03G.

It is modified process that used for heat pumps; to pump-in the surrounding thermal energy in closed system and convert it to work or mechanical energy by pump into multiple turbines cascaded to thermal insulating chambers filled with refrigerants.

By cascading multiple turbine stages, boiling chambers and proper selection of refrigerant a conventional thermal power plant capacity and efficiency multiplied.

Using renewable solar energy by boiling a low temp refrigerant cascading multiple turbine, boiling chamber stages with properly selected refrigerant a substantial amount of mechanical/electrical energy produced." - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - 'Nutty professor' develops creative renewable energy source
KeelyNet The major components of air, oxygen, nitrogen and argon all freeze at points somewhere south of -300 degrees F. When things get that cold strange things can happen.

Inventor Peter Dearman has developed a renewable energy source in his garage, which he calls liquid air energy, an experiment created from a mixture of liquid nitrogen and antifreeze.

The mixture of the two, Dearman has discovered, allows for liquid nitrogen to transform into an even stronger power source. The combination is powerful enough to start a car.

Dearman bases his invention on the idea that fossil fuels won't last forever, and more sustainable energy sources need to be developed.

The inventor sites that liquid air energy is cheap, clean and efficient and the only waste produced is cold air.

- Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Liquid Energy
An Oklahoma man says he’s invented an engine that will run on anything.

A recent issue of The Intelligence Report, published by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), features a story on Comanche County resident Paul Pantone and his invention, named the Global Environment Energy Technology, or GEET.

Pantone said the engine will run on any liquid, from Mountain Dew to urine. He has apparently built a compound in Comanche County to which he brings alt-energy enthusiasts hoping to learn the secrets of GEET technology.

GEET, Pantone claims, is a compact plasma-fuel refinery that turns any liquid into volatile fuel using “electromagnetic and other energy fields.” He has said the technology was given to him in 1975 by a mysterious woman who, Pantone believes, was quite possibly an angel.

Pantone has a history of involvement with the radical right and several conspiracy theory groups. In 2005, he was convicted in Utah of securities fraud for allegedly swindling investors out of more than $200,000. - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Clem Engine experiments


Tommey Reed sends in his latest test in his ongoing attempts understand and to reproduce the Clem engine. This one deals with the viscosity of cooking oil since Clem found Mazola cooking oil (believed to have been used in his original engine design) to have the proper characteristics to create and sustain a tornadic force in a closed container.

In later photos Clem is shown using CRISCO oil as the oil of preference. So there is some confusion on this matter. Note: He destroyed his first engine prototype due to threats and was never able to achieve the same success in engine attempts 2-4.

From an email to Tommey: Interesting video in your progressing series...I worry that with such focussed pressure (the spray stream) and as temperature increases, it might cut a slice out of that plastic bucket!!! Like the high pressure (40,000psi and higher) water jets used to cut steel!

I was told by Al Holman, the guy who originally told me about Clem, that his truckdriver friend who knew Clem well, and Clem showed him everything and explained of those things was that the non-linear tornado effect kicked in about 300F. (149C.) and 2,000rpm.

That made sense because the heat would reduce the viscosity and surface tension of the cooking oil, perhaps SIGNIFICANTLY...and Clem did experiment with many liquids and other oils before stumbling on Mazola oil as the best.

Viscosity Chart

Water @ 70 F - 1 to 5
Blood or Kerosene - 10
Anti-Freeze or Ethylene Glycol - 15
Motor Oil SAE10 or Mazola Corn Oil - 50 to 100
Motor Oil SAE30 or Maple Syrup - 150 to 200
Motor Oil SAE40 or Castor Oil - 250 to 500
Motor Oil SAE60 or Glycerin - 1,000 to 2,000
Karo Corn Syrup or Honey - 2,000 to 3,000
Blackstrap Molasses - 5,000 to 10,000
Hershey Chocolate Syrup - 10,000 to 25,000
Heinz Ketchup or French's Mustard - 50,000 to 70,000
Tomato Paste or Peanut Butter - 150,000 to 250,000
Crisco Shortening or Lard - 1,000,000 to 2,000,000

Crisco is a Hydrogenated vegetable oil. Crisco was initially made with hydrogenated cottonseed oil... Crisco vegetable oil was introduced in 1960. Cottonseed oil has a smoke point of about 450 °F (232 °C). Unsaturated vegetable oils can be transformed through partial or complete "hydrogenation" into oils of higher melting point.

Vegetable oils are also used to make biodiesel, which can be used like conventional diesel. Some vegetable oil blends are used in unmodified vehicles but straight vegetable oil, also known as pure plant oil, needs specially prepared vehicles which have a method of heating the oil to reduce its viscosity.

Higher degrees of saturation tend to increase oil viscosity; hence, (unhydrogenated) cottonseed oil is slightly more viscous than most other (unhydrogenated) vegetable oils. Both density and viscosity of oil tend to decrease with increased temperature.

Viscosity of Corn Oil

Surface active properties and viscosity changes of corn oil were determined under controlled frying conditions. Viscosity of corn oil was measured at a temperature range of 100-200C. (212F to 392F).

Surface-active properties of thermally degraded corn oil were determined by measuring the stationary contact angle of oil droplets placed on a low energy surface (polystyrene).

The viscosity of oil DECREASED as temperature increased. At 200C, the kinematic viscosity had decreased 69% when compared with its initial value of 7.50 mm2/s at 100C.

Oil was degraded by frying 400 g of potatoes for 5 min each hour for 36 h (low load frying). The experiment was repeated with 1200g of potatoes (high load frying).

The viscosity of the oil increased 9.4% and 28.6% for low and high load fryings, respectively. The surface tension of the oil and its degradation time were inversely proportional (at high load frying) lowering the surface tension of the oil by 2.0%. A high correlation (r2 = 0.90) between the viscosity and surface tension of oil was obtained.

Note at the link below, they do not say the speed of the water and oil were measured 'at room temperature' which WOULD result in oil flowing slower than water...but at higher temperatures, the oil loses its stick/viscosity, surface tension is lowered, it becomes thinner with less molecular adhesion and thus flows at 200F, it should flow much faster than water at any temperature.

Another very important thing to consider with regard to achieving the MAGNIFICATION EFFECTS from non-linear phenomena is Schauberger's spiral based on the Kudu antelope horn. Such as his test with water running down a straight glass tube versus water running down a spiral glass tube. The water in both were pumped at the same pressure but flowed faster through the spiral tube.

Here we get into Order from Chaos using Self-organizing flow technology;

The importance of the design of the inlet vessel was also studied. By using a rectangular and a round vessel, two rather different cases could be studied. Not only straight pipes were used, but also conical and spiraling pipes were used. Pipes made of different materials, such as glass and copper, were studied as well. The experiments were extended into investigating the frictional losses of different pipes and materials. The results were rather astonishing. Schauberger and Pöpel observed that the frictional resistance DECREASED the more conical and spiraling the pipes were made.

Pipes made of copper had a lower flow resistance than pipes made of glass. The spiraling copper pipe produced an undulating friction curve as the flow was increased.

At some flows a NEGATIVE FRICTION (suction?) was observed, as if water seemed to lose contact with the walls and fall freely through the pipe. How to interpret this remains to be seen.

A basic principle that can be deduced from the Stuttgart experiments is a rotation of water around its own axis, while it is flowing along a spiraling path with decreasing radius. The rotational velocity increases towards the center where a sub-pressure exists.

Let us study a "bath tub vortex" to illustrate the issue at hand. With a slow enough flow water flows more or less straight down into the pipe. But at a critical flow a transition takes place, a bifurcation, and water starts to swirl in a vortex.

In order to make water organize itself into this kind of flow, we only have to create the right conditions, which in turn will generate the spontaneous emergence of a subpressure axis. This could be arranged by using a suitable geometry of the vessels, or by introducing different kinds of guide vanes, pressure sinks etc. (More generally, we have to look at the system and its interaction with its surroundings as a whole.) The system then is in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where it is always changing but where its structure is yet stable.

We've all heard the sucking of spiraling water flowing down a drain, wonder if the Coriolis effect would be a small key, the Clem engine was referred to as a 'tornado-in-a-box';

"This force causes moving objects on the surface of the Earth to be deflected in a clockwise sense (with respect to the direction of travel) in the northern hemisphere, and in a counter-clockwise sense in the southern hemisphere.

Rather than flowing directly from areas of high pressure to low pressure, as they would in a non-rotating system, winds and currents tend to flow to the right of this direction north of the equator, and to the left of this direction south of it.

This effect is responsible for the rotation of large cyclones (see Coriolis effects in meteorology)."

Schauberger Patents and this old Borderlands article (PDF) about Schauberger and his Zokwendle Self-Powered Generator

Schauberger built the Zokwendle self-running generator based on an egg shape which channeled the water into a self-organizing and thus self-powering spiral to run a generator. Check this out written by my late friend Riley Crabb (he does get into some new age stuff but still there is a lot of useful practical info in this old article)

THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO GO - The two types of motion which nature employs give rise to the following phenomena:

(a) - "Centrifugence" - resistance to friction pressure
temperature rise
biological deterioration

(b) - "Centripetence" - absence of friction
temperature drop
biological improvement

(Keely has shown the universe is based on trinary forces, push, pull and balance. - JWD)

"Centrifugence", which is a scattering of force, is slowed down by natural causes, because the resistance it encounters grows as the square of its velocity, following the well known formula W=MV2. Were it not for this fact, matter would risk being destroyed, or would be in danger of being broken up into atoms.

The opposite is true of "Centripetence". Its effective force undergoes no deceleration, since there is virtually no friction, and grows, instead, as the square of its velocity. Centripetence contracts, conserves, condenses and therefore benefits life. It attracts and absorbs without producing pressure.

It is obvious therefore that as a result of the natural laws the effective power of centrifugal motion is never as great as that of centripetal motion, the first being destructive, the second constructive. Were the destructive force more powerful than the constructive force the universe would not exist.

Unfortunately our whole technology has committed the error of choosing the destructive force as a means to its own ends, and this tragic choice of the mode of propulsion and motivation, having completely disrupted the ratios and balance of nature, has brought it to a blind alley.

Instead of applying by preference, as nature does, centripetence which permits producing energy almost at no cost, it has done the opposite. This has resulted in an over consumption of raw materials, in an explosion and exploitation of natural resources, until now the very destruction of atoms has been reached.

Centrifugence increases pressure and heat. Centripetence has a cooling effect and generates condensing reactive forces. It never cools beyond the point of anomaly. We know that while moderate chilling and moderate cold conserves, refreshes and preserves, rising temperatures lead to heat, putrefaction and combustion.

So heating is to be expected and encouraged, even with an outside heater to speed it up, if the test components can stand the heat and pressure. - JWD - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Thunderbird 2 flies again
The Aeroscraft airship will carry three times as much as the biggest military cargo planes over thousands of miles, use a third of the fuel, and it doesn't even need a landing strip.

It could also have major implications for cargo haulage, and almost everything now laboriously transported across the planet's surface by boat, train and lorry could within years be carried through the skies, its makers claim.

At 77m (250ft) in length, it is just half the size of the final model, but has been built with the same rigid structure, flight control systems and landing gear.

Now all that needs to be done is for it to demonstrate the vertical take-off and landing that will make possible the point-to-point delivery features that will make it perfect for the commercial market.

The finished version of the Aeroscraft - expected to be ready in three years - will carry a payload of 66 tons at a speed of 120 knots, upto 18,000ft with a range of 3000 nautical miles.

That could revolutionise air transport, opening up remote areas where there is practically no other means of access. The key breakthrough has been the development of an internal system for managing ballast.

Previous airships have been held back by the need to weigh them down or tie them up while cargo is unloaded, lest they are suddenly carried away on the breeze.

But the Aeroscraft's internal ballast management system gives its operators the ability to control the aircraft's buoyancy by compressing the helium inside its tanks to make it heavier than air and bring down to the ground.

Once cargo has been loaded, the airship can rise by re-releasing the compressed helium into its containment tanks, making it again lighter than air, then using turbo-prop engines to control its diretion.

Because of this revolutionary system, Aeroscraft needs no airfield to operate, only a cleared area large enough for it to vertically take off and land, and enough labour on hand to unload the cargo. - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Avis to buy car-sharing service Zipcar for nearly $500 million
Avis Budget Group Inc. agreed to buy U.S. car-sharing company Zipcar Inc. for $491 million, targeting consumers looking for an alternative to owning their own auto.

Avis Budget expects the deal to generate earnings improvements of $50 million to $70 million annually through savings on procuring and managing vehicles, it said today. The rental company forecasts the purchase will add to earnings in the second year after completion, which it expects in the first few months of 2013.

Zipcar, founded in 2000, has more than 760,000 members and is active in 20 cities in the U.S., Canada and Europe, the companies said today. Zipcar will proceed with plans to shift its headquarters to Boston, they said. - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Shamed by Mugshot Sites, Arrestees Try Novel Lawsuit
An Ohio man who found his police booking photo on several privately run mugshot websites is suing those sites under a novel legal theory: that the mugshot publishing industry is violating his right of publicity.

First Amendment scholars suggest the tactic has some legal legs. Seventeen states have similar right-of-publicity statutes, from California to New York.

There’s dozens of these types of sites with names like, and There are no laws forbidding the sites, and the First Amendment generally protects publishers who redistribute public records like booking photos.

“Anybody who wants to exploit your image for commercial gain has to pay you, just like you’re licensing copyright,” attorney Scott Ciolek said in a telephone interview. Damages are $10,000 a violation under Ohio law, he said.

He has received hundreds of inquiries the past week from potential clients following the filing of the suit and its publication in the Toledo Blade on Dec. 5, he said.

Clearly, the legal approach is turning the concept of the right of publicity on its head. Often, it’s asserted by celebrities whose likeness is being used, without their authorization to promote products. Celebrities, for example, sue to be compensated for the unauthorized use of their likeness.

Ciolek maintains that the act of profiting — by demanding payment to remove a mugshot — is the same thing. - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - The $4 Hot Air Balloon
KeelyNet For all you readers who enjoy that special kick that comes from seeing an unusual homemade rig actually work, here’s some fun that can be had on a kite-string budget.

The single-drop-cloth balloon presented here encloses about 75ft³ (2.1m³), weighs about 8oz (227g), and will provide another 4oz (113g) of extra lift when heated to the plastic’s safe capacity.

Assisted by a good friend who also enjoyed such nerdy pursuits, I stoked a fire inside an improvised burner and slowly, carefully inflated the large, fluttering balloon I had fashioned out of plastic drop cloths, Scotch tape, and coat hangers.

The sides of the plastic envelope became warm to the touch, and I could feel a slight upward tug on the hoop that framed the inlet at the base of the balloon. My friend and I took turns steadying the giant transparent chrysalis over the chimney and gleefully fueling the fire with old exams and papers from the just-completed school term. Another minute passed; the balloon felt very warm and I could feel its positive buoyancy. I wasn’t sure how hot the top might be getting and didn’t want to press my luck. I released the hoop.

The balloon lifted upward perhaps 10 feet clear of the chimney. It seemed to hesitate there, as though comprehending its new freedom, and then accelerated skyward with a swirling whoosh. To my total surprise, it kept climbing past treetop level, 100 feet, then 200 feet, and began to drift as it climbed. First it cleared the field, then the neighborhood, and then went out of sight over the hills. - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Homeopathy for kids and pets - $123.20
KeelyNet Homeopathy is based on the principle of diluting an herb with water until none of the substance remains, then selling the water for $10—or $100. Inert powders are also used as the dilutant, with the same results.

Take, for example, the "HomeoFamily Kit", which is a big drawer full of tubes. Most of the ingredients listed are "30C", which, in homeopathy jargon, means that an extract of that ingredient was diluted 100 times, thirty times in succession. This means that it's so dilute there would be perhaps one molecule of the active ingredient remaining in a sphere of "medicine" 131 light years in diameter.

The manufacturer helpfully notes that it has "no side effects." Since these are literally sugar pills, a mix of sucrose and lactose, this is what you'd expect.

Would it blow your mind if I told you that the author of this book developed her own line of homeopathic medicine? The price of bottled water has not been diluted to the thirtieth power; annual sales of homeopathic remedies in the US alone are nearly a billion dollars ($870 million in 2009, according to the Chicago Tribune). - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Leaded gasoline and the 20th-century crime wave
Scientists are amassing evidence that suggests exposure to tetraethyl lead — the additive once used in almost all the gasoline sold in the United States — could account for the dramatic increase in crime that happened in this country between the 1960s and 1980s.

As leaded gasoline was phased out, they say, children were exposed to less lead, leading to the decline in crime that began to really kick in in the 1990s.

What makes the lead theory interesting is that correlations match not just at the national level, but at regional, and even neighborhood levels. Increases in lead relate to increases in crime — usually a couple of decades later. Likewise decreases in lead relate to later decreases in crime.

What's more the same correlations exist in countries all over the world. Meanwhile, we know that lead has big impacts on growing bodies — it affects brain function, it's linked to hyperactivity, difficulty managing aggression, and lowered IQ.

Correlation isn't causation. It really is possible that we, as a society, damaged a generation of children and caused a crime wave (not to mention the ongoing damage to kids that live in high-lead neighborhoods today). - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Patent Troll Targeting Users of Scanners; Wants $1000/Employee
"A new patent troll is in town, this time targeting the users of technology, rather than the creators. They appear to hold a process patent for 'scanning a document and then emailing it.'

They are targeting small businesses in a variety of locations and usually want somewhere between $900 to $1200 per employee for 'infringement' of their patent.

As with most patent trolls, they go by a number of shell companies, but the original company name appears to be Project Paperless LLC. Joel Spolsky said in a tweet that 'This is organized crime, plain and simple...' I tend to agree with him. When will something be done about this legal mafia?"

The Project Paperless via AdzPro letter-writing campaign is a kind of lowest-common-denominator patent demand. Patent-licensing companies are going after the users of everyday technology rather than their traditional targets, the tech companies that actually make technology. This year, more than ever, trolls have moved beyond tech in a big way.

Smaller and smaller companies are being targeted. In a paper on “Startups and Patent Trolls,” Prof. Colleen Chien of Santa Clara University found that 55 percent of defendants to patent troll suits are small, with less than $10 million in annual revenue. Even in the tech sector, a full 40 percent of the time, respondents to patent threats are being sued over technology that they use (like scanners or Wi-Fi) rather than their own technology.

Project Paperless and its progeny don’t have any interest in going after the Canons and the Xeroxes of the world. After all, they have patent lawyers on payroll already and are in a far better position to push back. Rather, Hill wanted to collect royalties from BlueWave and its customers.

Project Paperless' spawn—AdzPro, AllLed, GosNel, and the others listed above—exemplify the new strategy. They send out vast quantities of letters, mainly to businesses that never could have imagined they’d be involved in any kind of patent dispute. They send them from anonymous and ever-changing shell companies. And at the end of the day, they either file only a few lawsuits—as Project Paperless did—or none at all, which has been the AdzPro strategy thus far. - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Write Gambling Software, Go to Prison
"Robert Stuart and his company Extensions Software are being charged by New York authorities, claiming he is promoting gambling in New York because of the actions of his clients.

They are charging him after he rejected a plea agreement that would have him plead guilty to lesser charges, adding backdoors to his software, and using said backdoors to gather details on his clients and their customers."

A software maker who licenses a program used by online casinos and bookmakers overseas is being charged with promoting gambling in New York because authorities say his software was used by others for illegal betting in that state.

New York authorities say that about $2.3 million that Robert Stuart and his company, Extension Software, received in cash and money orders for licensing his software constitutes direct proceeds of illegal, U.S.-based bookmaking operations.

“These defendants abetted large-scale illegal gambling in the U.S. and abroad,” said District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. in a press release in October when Stuart was charged. “In doing so, they gave bettors an easy way to place illegal wagers, and created an appetite for further unlawful activity.”

“It’s overreaching where they’re going after a software developer who sells the software with a legal license, and yet we’re still being prosecuted on how it’s being used,” Stuart says. He notes that authorities have not told him yet who exactly he’s accused of aiding and abetting.

The prosecution of a commercial programmer for crimes committed by people who used his software would set a dangerous precedent for other software makers who might be held liable for how their legally licensed software is used, says Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties for the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University.

“It’s scary for software distributors, if someone happens to use their software for illegal activity,” she says. “If you know what people could use it for, and didn’t prevent it, did you take enough steps? What level of knowledge you need to have and all of that is not as clear as it should be [under current laws].”

Stuart asserts that New York authorities only came after him because they wanted to use him as a conduit to uncover illegal gambling operations in that state. He says the New York district attorney’s office tried to strong-arm him into a plea agreement that would have had him hacking into the systems of his software clients in order to obtain the usernames and passwords of gamblers and their bookmakers to help authorities gather evidence of illegal gambling. - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Blue, Not Red: Did Ancient Mars Look Like This?
KeelyNet "Using elevation data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, software engineer Kevin Gill was inspired to create a virtual version of the red planet with a difference.

'I had been doing similar models of Earth and have seen attempts by others of showing life on Mars, so I figured I'd give it a go,' Gill told Discovery News.

'It was a good way to learn about the planet, be creative and improve the software I was rendering it in.' He included oceans, lakes, clouds and a biosphere — a view of a hypothetical ancient Mars that looks wonderfully like home."

In the rendering, a huge ocean fills one side of the planet, feeding one of the longest valleys in the solar system, Vallis Marineris.

The peaks of Mars' huge volcanoes -- Olympus Mons, Pavonis Mons, Ascraeus Mons and Arsia Mons -- dominate the Tharsis Bulge with their peaks poking above the atmosphere. Gill imagined that the high-altitude equatorial volcanic region would likely be a desert where little vegetation would grow, whereas lower latitudes would support a wetter climate boosting the presence of greenery.

As we send more missions to Mars, it's becoming clear that the planet was once a wet world with features that were very Earth-like. - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Trip To Mars Could Damage Astronauts' Brains
"Alex Knapp reports that research by a team at the Rochester Medical Center suggests that exposure to the radiation of outer space could accelerate the onset of Alzheimer's disease in astronauts.

'Galactic cosmic radiation poses a significant threat to future astronauts... Exposure to ... equivalent to a mission to Mars could produce cognitive problems and speed up changes in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer's disease' says M. Kerry O'Banio.

Researchers exposed mice with known timeframes for developing Alzheimer's to the type of low-level radiation that astronauts would be exposed to over time on a long space journey. The mice were then put through tests that measured their memory and cognitive ability and the mice exposed to radiation showed significant cognitive impairment.

It's not going to be an easy problem to solve, either. The radiation the researchers used in their testing is composed of highly charged iron particles, which are relatively common in space.

'Because iron particles pack a bigger wallop it is extremely difficult from an engineering perspective to effectively shield against them,' says O'Banion.

'One would have to essentially wrap a spacecraft in a six-foot block of lead or concrete.'" - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - 'Spaceport America Could Become a Ghost Town'
"A group of New Mexico legislators is warning that the $200-million Spaceport America 'could become a ghost town, with tumbleweeds crossing the runways' if trial lawyers succeed in blocking critical liability legislation.

The warning came in a letter to the Albuquerque Journal [subscription or free trial may be required]. Virgin Galactic has signed a lease to become the spaceport's anchor tenant, but may pull out if New Mexico is unable to provide liability protection for manufacturers and part suppliers, similar to legislation already passed by Texas, Colorado, Florida, and Virginia.

The proposed legislation is also similar to liability protection which New Mexico offers to the ski industry. An eclectic group of business and civic interests has formed the Save Our Spaceport Coalition to support passage of the liability reform legislation, which is being fought by the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association." - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - US Military Signs Modernization Deal With Microsoft
Microsoft has signed an agreement with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and the Defense Information Systems Agency to modernize the software those organizations use.

According to Microsoft, the deal will cover 75% of all Department of Defense personnel, and bring to them the latest versions of SharePoint, Office, and Windows. The deal awards Microsoft $617 million, which is after discounts to the software totaling in the tens of millions.

Interestingly, DISA's senior procurement executive said, "[The agreement] recognizes the shift to mobility. Microsoft is committed to making sure that the technology within the agreement has a mobile-first focus, and we expect to begin to take advantage of Microsoft’s mobile offerings as part of our enterprise mobility ecosystem." - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Jeff Pluim's 'Magnetic Pulse' Faster-than-Light theory
Physicists have been using E=MC^2 as a measurement for the amount of energy released by the separation of an atom. I believe that there is a more literal use for the equation. Since it is also assumed that the equation precludes travel of mass, faster than the speed of light, I believe that the literal use of the equation should be explored and explained.

Let’s take a look at a literal view explanation of the equation. Currently the equation is ONLY used as a form of measurement. But take a look at the equation as a way to create energy and not just measure it. If you take a literal view of the equation, it says that if you move mass at the speed of light times the speed of light, you will create energy. This is difficult to argue against if you believe that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, because the matter will then become energy.

Another way to look at Albert Einstein’s E=MC^2 is this: once matter exceeds the speed of light, if electrons of an atom are travelling around the nucleus at or slower than the speed of light, they can no longer keep up with the speed of the nucleus, which is travelling faster than light speed, and they separate from the atom, releasing the atom’s energy through the separation itself and causing the chain reaction which creates energy (the light speed of the electrons times the light speed of the entire atom creates MC^2).

Although it is not yet recognized, I believe that this reality holds true only in a static magnetic field. I believe that the electrons relate to the surrounding, strongest magnetic field in the same way that a fly in a car relates to its immediate environment.

A fly cannot fly at 100 kilometers per hour without a 100 KPH tailwind. But if a fly is in a car that is travelling at 100 KPH, then the fly can fly at 100 KPH in relation to the outside of the car. As Einstein’s theory of relativity says, the fly is only travelling at its normal speed inside of the car, but an observer outside of the car will see the fly flying at 100 KPH as the car passes the observer at 100 KPH.

In the same way that the fly is relating to its environment inside the car, I believe that the electrons are relating to the immediate, strongest magnetic field. If the immediate, strongest magnetic field is a moving magnetic field (referred to herein as the MMF) and the MMF is travelling faster than the speed of light, then the Matter with its electrons moving along with the MMF, will relate to the MMF and not the space outside of the MMF. The Matter should then be able to travel faster than the speed of light in relation to the space outside of the MMF.

For those who say that magnetism cannot travel faster than light because light is an electro-magnetic wave, I say that if that was true then you would be able to disrupt light by superimposing a powerful magnetic field over a beam of light. But that does not work so light must be a stream of massless photons and not an electro-magnetic wave.

When you take a super magnet and move it next to a smaller, weaker magnet, the magnetic field of the stronger magnet always overpowers the weaker magnet to the point where the weaker magnet’s magnetic field is severely disrupted. If light was any kind of magnetic wave, you could disrupt it with a powerful magnetic field. Also, magnetism is not affected by water or glass.

When you pass light through water or glass, the light is refracted. When you put a straight object in water, the object appears to bend. When you pass light through a glass prism, the light is bent so that it separates into different colors of the light spectrum. A magnetic field will pass through water and a glass prism with no effect at all. Therefore light cannot be an electromagnetic wave.

As for the experiments that were done to prove that time slows with greater speed/mass: An atomic clock was sent into orbit around the earth while its sister clock remained on earth. When the clock that was in orbit, was returned to earth, the time on the two clocks was different by about a couple of seconds. This can also be explained by the MMF Theory.

The clock on earth was in closer proximity to the earth’s magnetic field than the clock in orbit. The atomic particles, as per previous explanation in this paper, will act differently in a moving magnetic field than in a static magnetic field. Keep in mind that the earth, and its magnetic field, are moving through space continually.

So it is not time that is changed, it is merely that the clocks were operating at different speeds because of the effects or lack of effects, of the magnetic field of the earth. Therefore, time does not change with speed or mass. - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy was voted the number one best magic trick at the Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde contest on 12/31/2004. - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Water to Ice in Seconds
Phil Sabine is puzzled by what happens when he leaves bottled water in his truck during freezing weather.

"The phase change of water (liquid) to ice (solid) is called solidification. It is the opposite process of melting."

As we all know, at 32 degrees F, or 0 degrees C, water transitions from one phase to another. When water transitions from ice to liquid water, or from water into ice, energy is stored and released in each direction. This energy is in the form of latent heat storage. Water is very efficient in its ability to store latent heat, but the temperature at which it makes its transition not very friendly to human habitation.

We need to know the AMBIENT TEMPERATURE of the air and the temperature of the water in the bottle. It is an amazing thing I've never seen before. I think the water was just on the edge of the tap induced shocked the phase change over the critical point to change it from liquid to crystal. The heat evenly distributed inside the bottle is dislodged to rapidly escape through the plastic to the outside. Remove the heat and it freezes.

"A phase transition is the transformation of a thermodynamic system from one phase or state of matter to another."

During a phase transition of a given medium certain properties of the medium change, often discontinuously, as a result of some external condition, such as temperature, pressure, and others. For example, a liquid may become gas upon heating to the boiling point, resulting in an abrupt change in volume. The measurement of the external conditions at which the transformation occurs is termed the phase transition..

Critical points - In any system containing liquid and gaseous phases, there exists a special combination of pressure and temperature, known as the critical point, at which the transition between liquid and gas becomes a second-order transition. Near the critical point, the fluid is sufficiently hot and compressed that the distinction between the liquid and gaseous phases is almost non-existent.

Order parameters - The order parameter is normally a quantity which is zero in one phase (usually above the critical point), and non-zero in the other. It characterises the onset of order at the phase transition. The order parameter susceptibility will usually diverge approaching the critical point.

(It reminds me of a kind of 'reverse dilatancy' (liquid to solid) versus the opposite of what we see in rheology (solid to liquid. - JWD) - Rheology is principally concerned with extending continuum mechanics to characterize flow of materials, that exhibits a combination of elastic, viscous and plastic behaviour by properly combining elasticity and (Newtonian) fluid mechanics. It is also concerned with establishing predictions for mechanical behaviour (on the continuum mechanical scale) based on the micro- or nanostructure of the material, e.g. the molecular size and architecture of polymers in solution or the particle size distribution in a solid suspension.

Materials with the characteristics of a fluid will flow when subjected to a stress which is defined as the force per area. There are different sorts of stress (e.g. shear, torsional, etc.) and materials can respond differently for different stresses. Much of theoretical rheology is concerned with associating external forces and torques with internal stresses and internal strain gradients and velocities.

Newtonian fluids can be characterized by a single coefficient of viscosity for a specific temperature. Although this viscosity will change with temperature, it does not change with the strain rate. Only a small group of fluids exhibit such constant viscosity, and they are known as Newtonian fluids.

But for a large class of fluids, the viscosity changes with the strain rate (or relative velocity of flow) and are called non-Newtonian fluids. Rheology generally accounts for the behaviour of non-Newtonian fluids, by characterizing the minimum number of functions that are needed to relate stresses with rate of change of strains or strain rates.

For example, ketchup can have its viscosity reduced by shaking (or other forms of mechanical agitation, where the relative movement of different layers in the material actually causes the reduction in viscosity) but water cannot. Ketchup is a shear thinning material, as an increase in relative velocity caused a reduction in viscosity, while some other non-Newtonian materials show the opposite behaviour: viscosity going up with relative deformation, which are called shear thickening or dilatant materials. - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Blinded by the DMT Light
Until roughly age 8, we can’t really distinguish between fantasy and reality, due to our own natural hallucinogen, DMT, (dimethyltryptamine). DMT molecules are similar to serotonin and target the same receptors. Meditation has been suggested as a means of preserving youthful appearance and mental flexibility. It has also been suggested by Dr. Rick Strassman and others as a spiritual technology that encourages production and release of natural DMT in the mindbody throughout the lifespan.

DMT is implicated in the wild imaginings of our nightly dreams, near-death phenomena (NDEs), and alien abduction experiences. It is also asource of visionary phenomena in therapy, such as unusual psychophysical states attained in shamanic or psychotherapeutic journeys. Synthetic DMT crosses the blood-brain barrier and bonds to the same synaptic sites as serotonin. Psychedelic chemist, Sasha Shulgin claims, “DMT is everywhere.”

The principal difference between dreams and hallucinations is the way the stages of wakefulness are organized, with the suppression of REM sleep and the intrusion of PGO waves in the arousal (waking) stage and in NREM (or slow) sleep. We are hardwired to seek pleasure, to seek ecstasy. As children we expressed our authentic, core selves – that which can be neither taught nor learned. But the whole self-help and new age movements are based on trying to get back that golden state of innocence, childlike wonder and awe with spiritual connection.

When religion suggests we “become as little children” again, who could imagine this includes the natural psychedelic state of an uncalcified pineal gland and perpetual immersion in cascades of trance-inducing theta rhythms of the brain, with the feel-good chemical brew it creates. But aging may have its benefits.

Is Blue Tooth tweaking yor pineal crystals? Baconnier has found that pineal calcite crystals are potential receivers in the RF-EMF in the range of 500MHz to 2.5GHz depending on their size. This is also the range of portable wireless frequencies, GSM (872-960MHz), DCS (1710-1875MHz), UMTS (1900-1920MHz, 2010-2025MHz), or BlueTooth. Could this weak microwave radiation create pieozoelectric biophysical effects? Could GSM stimulate or interfere with Melatonin production or change the cellular environment or membrane and calcium channel function?

The pineal sits, well-protected in the deep recesses of the brain, bathed in cerebrospinal fluid by the ventricles, the fluid-filled cavities of the brain that feed it and remove waste. It emits its secretions to the strategically surrounding emotional, visual and auditory brain centers. It helps regulate body temperature and skin coloration. It secretes the sleep hormone melatonin. Generally, after the more imaginative period of childhood, the pineal calcifies and diminishes from puberty at around age 12.

The pineal is the only unpaired gland in the brain. Curiously, this solitary gland is light sensitive and actually has a lens, cornea, and retina. Is there a retinal circus of biophotons deep in the brain which only the Third Eye sees or even creates?

This "Third Eye,” in the center of the brain, is implicated in the production of endogenous or natural DMT, dubbed the Spirit Molecule. The pineal synthesizes natural hallucinogens in response to certain psychophysical states, and raises serotonin levels in the brain There is a functional decline in the gland with advancing age.

The groundbreaking work of Dr. Rick Strassman focuses on the role natural body chemistry plays in creating spiritual life. He calls DMT the Spirit Molecule, (2001) an endogenous hallucinogen which he boldly asserts is an active agent in a variety of altered states including mystical experience.

To explore his theory, Strassman conducted extensive testing, injecting volunteers with the powerful psychedelic, synthetic DMT. DMT is so powerful it is physically immobilizing, and produces a flood of unexpected and overwhelming visual and emotional imagery. Taking it is like an instantaneous LSD peak.

DMT production is stimulated, in the extraordinary conditions of birth, sexual ecstasy, childbirth, extreme physical stress, near-death, and death, as well as meditation. Pineal DMT also plays a significant role in dream consciousness. This chemical messenger links body and spirit. Pineal activation awakens normally latent neural pathways.

"Meditative techniques using sound, sight, or the mind may generate particular wave patterns whose fields induce resonance in the brain. Millennia of human trial and error have determined that certain "sacred" words, visual images, and mental exercises exert uniquely desired effects. Such effects may occur because of the specific fields they generate within the brain. These fields cause multiple systems to vibrate and pulse at certain frequencies. We can feel our minds and bodies resonate with these spiritual exercises. Of course, the pineal gland also is buzzing at these same frequencies.

The pineal begins to "vibrate" at frequencies that weaken its multiple barriers to DMT formation: the pineal cellular shield, enzyme levels, and quantities of anti-DMT. The end result is a psychedelic surge of the pineal spirit molecule, resulting in the subjective states of mystical consciousness." (Strassman, 2001).

Physicist Cliff Pickover argues that, "DMT in the pineal glands of Biblical prophets gave God to humanity and let ordinary humans perceive parallel universes." “Our brain is a filter, and the use of DMT is like slipping on infrared goggles, allowing us to perceive a valid reality that is inches away and all around us?”

Pickover suggests, perhaps our ancestors produced more DMT than we do today. This may have led to extraordinary spiritual visions. “Maybe this is why the ancients seemed so in touch with God and with miracles and visions. Maybe Moses and Jesus had a greater rate of pineal DMT production than most.” He blames artificial light for a reduction in the production rate.

Pickover also suggests spontaneous DMT experiences as a possible source of Whitley Streiber’s Communion aliens: “…we know that DMT can often produce visions of cartoon-like aliens.” Those using DMT often report communications with stick-like, insect-like or elf-like beings and discarnate entities (Meyer, 1993).

Psychonaut, Terence McKenna used synthetic DMT (N,Ndimetyltryptamine) to intentionally contact “machine elves” and explore parallel worlds: “What is driving religious feeling today is a wish for contact with this other universe." Arguing for their radical “otherness,” McKenna emphasized that the hyperspace aliens seen while using DMT present themselves "with information that is not drawn from the personal history of the individual." But smoking this synthetic DMT for hyperspace experience rarely yields Clear Light experiences. - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Repeal the Speed of Gravity
KeelyNet Abstract. The mathematical equations of general relativity are unique, but their physical interpretation is not. Confusion reigns over the difference between the field and geometric interpretations of GR, the meaning of gravitational force in a GR context, the distinction between gravitational waves and force variations, and the applicability of aberration to gravity.

The geometric interpretation of GR, argued by Carlip, blurs these concepts. We show that aberration has been suppressed in the GR equations of motion through setting gravity's propagation speed to infinity; and that the absence of aberration cannot be explained through some mathematical 'cancellation' because that would cancel tidal forces too.

The mere existence of Lorentzian relativity as an experimentally viable model for the relativity of motion nullifies the 'proof' that nothing can propagate faster than light in forward time. Experiments indicate that gravity and electrodynamic forces both propagate far in excess of lightspeed.

Short abstract. General relativity has a geometric and a field interpretation. If angular momentum conservation is invoked in the geometric interpretation to explain experiments, the causality principle is violated. Meanwhile, the field interpretation avoids this problem by allowing faster-than-light propagation in forward time. Lightspeed is not a universal speed limit.

Gravitational fields and changes in those fields (due to acceleration of a source mass) all emanate from the source of gravity. By contrast, gravitational waves emanate from a target of gravity as it is forced to accelerate for any reason, as in the case of a supernova. (The gravitational field of a supernova changes only relatively slowly for a spherically symmetric explosion.)

Gravitational radiation (= waves) arises from a body's inertial mass, not its gravitational mass. This is because it is determined by the permeability and permittivity of the 'spacetime medium', rather than by the curvature of that medium.

Gravitational waves are therefore an effect of acceleration, not a cause; and would presumably be generated even by two hypothetical non-gravitating orbiting masses held in place by a connecting tether. (Because Einstein's equivalence principle equates these two types of mass for all bodies, such a hypothetical example might be impossible in the physical world.)

Correspondingly, propagation delays for gravitational force (or whatever produces gravitational acceleration in 3-space) would cause orbits to gain angular momentum and expand at a rate independent of the mass of the orbiting body; whereas radiation of gravitational waves causes orbits to lose angular momentum and shrink at a rate that does dependent on the mass of the orbiting body.

In summary, we can use the analogy of a buoy. If the anchor holding the buoy in place is moved, the chain connecting them causes the buoy to move.

This is analogous to gravitational force variations between a source mass (anchor/Sun) and a target body (buoy/Earth).

As the buoy moves, it sets off water waves. These are analogous to gravitational waves, which disturb 'spacetime' (or 'the light-carrying medium', whatever its nature). The anchor or source mass is a cause of changes in target motion; the water waves are an effect of those changes.

When a source mass accelerates, that induces changes in its gravitational field. The lack of detectable aberration (propagation delay) for those changes means that the distant gravitational field accelerates when the source mass accelerates, in lockstep.

To avoid direct violation of the causality principle, the propagation delay must be finite, even though much smaller than the corresponding propagation delay for photons. Because special relativity (SR) forbids propagation speeds faster than lightspeed in forward time, that theory is in conflict with, and is potentially falsified by, this result. GR has always implicitly recognized these facts through its equations of motion, which use instantaneous coordinates and momenta rather than retarded ones.

That and its reliance on a single frame to define 'coordinate time' mean that GR is based as much on Lorentzian relativity (LR) as on SR. These two theories, LR and SR, both employ the relativity principle and the same math (Lorentz transformations), but LR adopts a preferred frame and lacks the reciprocity between frames postulated by SR.

Interestingly, no experiment testing SR or LR confirms frame reciprocity, yet all experiments are consistent with LR. [18] Therefore, the falsification of SR in favor of LR has no mathematical consequences for GR. The main physical consequence is negation of the proof that faster-than-light propagation is impossible. - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Sandy Hook Weirdness
Sandy Hook police audio confirms multiple shooters on the scene. Listening to the audio tapes, we get the distinct sense there are multiple shooters.

Whoever is proned out, whoever is in custody, whoever is "coming at me," whoever is down...we don't know what happened to them.

Reporters on the scene have, as far as I know, provided no information, and neither have police. The suspects have disappeared down the memory hole.

Then we have these television interviews with families of the victims. It's astounding. Parents are smiling. They're actors from Central Casting? One thing is for sure. They're androids, if you measure their responses against reports of what happened in the Sandy Hook School.

And as androids, they're only matched by the TV reporters who are interviewing them. If you're tempted to say the parents and family members are in shock, or they're reacting to being on television, forget it. Their attitudes don't match a massacre by any stretch of the imagination.

It's about as bizarre as the purported video footage of the Aurora theater during the shootings there this summer. As people exit the lobby and come out on to the street, there is no sign of blood and no one is coughing from the reported tear gas inside the theater.

With these Sandy Hook parents, we're looking at a level of conditioning in which Being Nice can completely overwhelm even the murder of one's own child.

Tears? Not one person in these interviews has actual tears running down his or her face.

One of the fathers, Robbie Parker, has had his interview played and replayed all over the planet on YouTube, and you can watch him smiling and grinning, for all the world looking like he's just been appointed CEO of a company he works for...and then he steps to a podium to make his statement, and as one poster succinctly describes it, "gets into character."

This isn't just an internal event. You can watch Parker huffing and puffing and pushing himself into what he thinks is a tragic and grief-stricken state of mind. He does it so badly you wonder why no one in the room calls him on it. It's beyond strange. (Listen to the audio and watch the videos at the link. - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - Overweight people have LOWER death risk
It sounds too good to be true, coming at the end of the season of excess, but after one of the largest reviews of research ever conducted, doctors say that carrying a few extra pounds may actually reduce the risk of premature death. Experts have repeatedly warned that obesity would soon exact a greater toll than smoking and the current generation could be the first to die before their parents.

The new study shows that people who are modestly overweight have a 6 per cent lower rate of premature death from all causes than people of ideal, "healthy" weight, while even those who are mildly obese have no increased risk.

Overweight is defined as a body mass index above 25 but below 30. For a man of 5ft 9in, that is between 12 stone 4lb and 14 stone 6lb, or for a woman of 5ft 6in, it is between 11 stone 3 lb and 13 stone 4lb. Ideal, healthy weight is defined as a BMI between 18.5 and 25.

Mild obesity (those with a BMI between 30 and 34.9) brings a 5 per cent lower premature death rate, according to the study. Although this was not statistically significant, it suggests there is no increased risk of premature death attached to that weight range.

The news will seem heaven sent to those contemplating a new year diet, and contradicts the received wisdom that being fat reduces life expectancy. - Full Article Source

01/05/13 - 'Tsunami bomb' tested off New Zealand coast
KeelyNet The United States and New Zealand conducted secret tests of a "tsunami bomb" designed to destroy coastal cities by using underwater blasts to trigger massive tidal waves.

The tests were carried out in waters around New Caledonia and Auckland during the Second World War and showed that the weapon was feasible and a series of 10 large offshore blasts could potentially create a 33-foot tsunami capable of inundating a small city.

The top secret operation, code-named "Project Seal", tested the doomsday device as a possible rival to the nuclear bomb. About 3,700 bombs were exploded during the tests, first in New Caledonia and later at Whangaparaoa Peninsula, near Auckland.

The plans came to light during research by a New Zealand author and film-maker, Ray Waru, who examined military files buried in the national archives.

"Presumably if the atomic bomb had not worked as well as it did, we might have been tsunami-ing people," said Mr Waru. - Full Article Source


01/02/13 - Magnetically levitating graphite can be moved with laser
Magnetic levitation has been demonstrated for a variety of objects, from trains to frogs, but so far no one has developed a practical maglev-based actuator that converts some external source of energy into motion.

Now in a new study, researchers for the first time have used a laser to control the motion of a magnetically levitating graphite disk.

By changing the disk's temperature, the laser can change the disk's levitation height and move it in a controlled direction, which has the potential to be scaled up and used as a light-driven human transportation system.

Laser light or sunlight can also cause the levitating disk to rotate at over 200 rpm, which could lead to a new type of light energy conversion system.

As the researchers explain, magnetic levitation occurs due to an object's diamagnetism, which repels magnetic fields. Although all materials have some diamagnetism, it is usually too weak to allow them to magnetically levitate.

Magnetic levitation only occurs when a material's diamagnetic properties are stronger than its ferromagnetic and paramagnetic properties (which attract magnetic fields).

One of the strongest diamagnetic materials is graphite. In order to magnetically levitate, an object's total magnetic force must not only be repulsive, but the repulsion must also be stronger than the force of gravity.

The height at which a diamagnetic material levitates can be controlled by two factors: the applied magnetic field and the material's own diamagnetic properties.

The levitation position of diamagnetic materials has previously been controlled by changing the applied magnetic field, but so far no one has successfully controlled maglev motion in the second way, by changing the material's diamagnetic properties with an external stimulus such as temperature, light, or sound.

Whereas the laser was aimed right in the center of the graphite disk when controlling its height, aiming it at the edge of the disk changes the temperature distribution, and thus magnetic susceptibility distribution, in such a way that the repulsion force becomes unbalanced and the graphite moves in the same direction as the light beam.

To rotate the levitating graphite disk, the researchers replaced the rectangular prism-shaped magnets beneath the disk with a stack of cylindrical-shaped magnets, and again aimed the laser at the disk's edge.

The distorted temperature distribution causes the levitating graphite disk to rotate, with the direction and rotational speed depending on the irradiation site. Rotation also occurs when the set-up is exposed to sunlight.

By converting solar energy into rotational energy, the disk can reach a rotational speed of more than 200 rpm, which could make it useful for applications such as optically driven turbines. - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Gravity Powered Light
GravityLight is a revolutionary new approach to storing energy and creating illumination. It takes only 3 seconds to lift the weight which powers GravityLight, creating 30 minutes of light on its descent. For free.

Following the initial inspiration of using gravity, and years of perspiration, we have refined the design and it is now ready for production.

We need your help to fund the tooling, manufacture and distribution of at least 1000 gravity powered lights. We will gift them to villagers in both Africa and India to use regularly.

The follow-up research will tell us how well the lights met their needs, and enable us to refine the design for a more efficient MK2 version. To achieve this we launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo and we have been thrilled by the support shown...

$302,324 Raised of $55,000 Goal with 14 days left... - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Wind turbine generates power using heat, not rotation
KeelyNet Apple proposes a wind turbine that generates electricity from converting heat energy rather than rotational energy created by the rotation of the unit's blades.

Basic windmill technology is well known: wind energy is asserted on a mill's sails or blades and is converted into rotational energy through a drive shaft, which then powers machinery or, more recently, electric generators. It is apparent that the process is dependent on a steady supply of wind which, as Apple's filing notes, is highly variable.

To mitigate these inconsistencies, the filing proposes a system that converts rotational energy from the turbine into heat, which is then stored in a "low-heat-capacity" fluid. From storage, heat can be selectively transferred to a "working fluid" that is used to generate electricity during lulls in wind activity.

In some embodiments, heat is generated from the friction created between blades connected to the rotor shaft and the low-heat-capacity fluid, such as mercury, ethanol or an inert gas, in which they are immersed. Thermal energy is stored in an insulated vessel.

A thermally insulating component like a radiator or conductive rod can be used to selectively transfer heat from the low-heat-capacity fluid to the working based on electrical demand. Finally, the working fluid boils and creates steam which rotates a turbine connected to an electric generator. - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Principle of Fluid Coupling
KeelyNet We realize the transmission fluid of an automobile’s automatic transmission is used to transfer the power from the engine to the drive shaft. But after watching this Department of Defense video from 1954 we now have a full understanding of the principles involved in fluid coupling.

Like us, you probably have seen a diagram of a transmission which shows the fan-like blades that are affected by the moving fluid.

But it’s worth watching the 12-minute clip after the break to understand how that liquid is moving and why that matters so much in the design.

The motion of the rotors, along with the design of the enclosure, causes the fluid to move in a continual corkscrew — the shape of slinky whose ends have been attached to each other.

This type of illustration leads to an intuitive understanding of how it’s possible to facilitate an efficient power transfer using a liquid.

(I wonder if Richard Clem was inspired by this video? - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Ability to sit and rise from the floor a mortality risk
In 2002, over 2000 people between the ages of 51 and 80 were asked to sit on the floor using as little hand- or knee-support as possible. They were then asked to stand up without resorting to using their hands or knees if they were able. The results were recorded.

By the end of October 2011, 159 subjects had died. It turns out that most of the people who died were the ones who needed the most support while performing the task.

Only 2 of the 159 people who died had been able to sit down and stand up unsupported: "These differences persisted when results were controlled for age, gender and body mass index, suggesting that the sitting-rising test score is a significant predictor of all-cause mortality." - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Dehumidifying a building with electrostatics


In 1983 a system was developed in Austria, capable of demoisturizing whole buildings without direct intervention to the masonry nor the use of chemicals. It requires no conventional energy supply yet maintains the lowered moisture levels. Throughout Europe there are more than 21 000 successfull Aquapol installations, some of them in internationally famous locations such as the Budapest Parliament, Hungary; the Joseph Haydn Museum in Eisenstadt, Austria et al.

Scholastic physics offered no explanation for the working principles. However Years later and through his own research the inventor, Wilhelm Mohorn, was able to find the functional foundations of this revolutionary technology, for which earned him an Austrian National Prize Award: the "Kaplan Medal".

The existence of a universal energy is the precondition to this successfull masonry draining technology. This proto-energy has lots of aliases, e.g. "vacuum field", "zero-point energy", "tachyon energy", "Free Energy", etc. It is assumed that it has been existent from the very beginning of the physical universe and possesses the following physical properties:

present everywhere
penetrates matter
no particular direction
faster than the speed of light

This proto energy is the direct carrier of several kinds of energy, as will be described later. Its energetic potential exceeds our imagination. In its pure form it is not bound to any other energy form. For this reason one could call it free energy. Hence, it cannot be measured directly. However, it can manifest itself through interactions with matter which may serve as a source for indirect observation.

Manifestation of the proto energy by interactions with matter - Obviously this energy does interact with matter. By these means it manifests itself and becomes sensible or measurable. Here matter can mean many things, celestial bodies, technical equipment, also life-forms etc. The various kinds of matter act as proto-energy converters. The bigger the more massive the body is and as stronger is the interaction, i.e. the more energy is converted. When proto-energy penetrates matter it is partially transformed into more or less familiar forms of energy, e.g. gravity, magnetic energy.

KeelyNet Gravity - As many "Free Energy researchers" before me have already claimed, gravity is a product of the proto-energy when it interacts with matter (e.g. the Earth). As our Earth is embedded in this sea of proto-energy, it gets penetrated by this energy and is subject to inter-actions with it.

The difference between the amount of incoming and outgoing proto-energy physically results in a pushing force which, in a way, pushes us onto the Earth! (see Fig. 4). While passing the Earth the proto-energy experiences an intensity reduction (screening effect) and exits on the other side with reduced strength.

KeelyNet It is assumed that ca. 5 to 10% of the proto-energy get "absorbed". This part is transformed into other energy forms of various kinds! Hence, gravity which is falsely referred to as an "attractive" force is actually a manifestation of the proto-energy as a pushing force!

Frequency spectrum of the geo-gravomagnetism - As was previously mentioned, the transformation of the proto-energy gives rise to a terrestric gravomagnetic field which is composed by various matter-specific frequencies. Due to the postulated hydrogen core the gravomagnetic frequency spec-trum contains the frequency which is characteristic for molecular hydrogen. The highly selective antennas in the Aquapol device have been carefully calibrated for this frequency and work exclusively with this band of the spectrum. Thus, the device is an indirect proof for the existence of this gravomagnetic hydrogen field (abbreviation: gm. H field) of the Earth.

Anomalies in the gm. H field and the so-called "Earth rays" - The popularily called "Earth rays" are not yet understood from a physical point of view. As we know from practice, there is an increased intensity of the gm. H field particularily above under-ground water streams. Physically we can speak of an intensity anomaly. Further, anomalies in the polarization of the gm. H field have also been discovered in our hemisphere. There are areas with right-, left-handed, and combined polarizations of the gm. H fields.

According to our experiments and practical studies the flow direction of the underground water and the direction of the rotational force of the Earth are assumed to play a significant role here.

Natural manifestations of gravomagnetic force fields - Due to the circular-centripetal forces of this kind of field it is possible that many of the curly structures, from DNS to galaxies, are manifestations of its action.

The AQUAPOL unit - a novel generator - Per definition, a generator is a device which transforms one kind of energy into anothe. This is exactly what happens in this stationary operating generator as it turns free proto energy into gravomagnetic field energy!

Bioligical Effects - By minimizing the intensity anomalies, the gm. H field, which is emitted by the Aquapol unit into its sphere of activity, becomes more homogeneous. (see Fig.12)

By experiments with animals, especially so called radiation-shunning species (e.g. cows), the disappearance of diseases caused by local geo-pathogenic conditions, could be ascertained without doubt.

Many customers of Aquapol have notified us about experiences that confirm the biologically positive effect of right-handed polarized gm. H fields generated by the Aquapol units.

European Patent Number WO 94/20702 - DEVICE FOR CONVEYING DAMP OR SALTS

In a device for conveying damp or salts, e.g., to dry masonry, with at least one electrical conductor wound into a coil (100) and fitted in a housing, the winding diameter of the coil (100) diminishes spirally from one end to the other. Here the distance between the windings of a spiral or wedge-spiral coil (100) and the coil axis in the inward direction is 40 to 60 % smaller on each full revolution than the previous distance. On average, therefore, this gives: for the spiral radius measured at 90 DEG : R'1 = R1-R2/4; at 180 DEG : R''1 = R1-R2/2; at 270 DEG : R'''1 = R1-R2x3/4; at 360 DEG : R2 = R1/2.

My Notes from the video

05:05 - certain energy forms can direct water molecules
dries out masonry with specific energy waves draws out moisture and also keeps it dry, called magneto-kinesis
07:40 - phases of drying out
magneto-kinetic process of drying out
evaporation phase lowers the water in 3-12 months
dehumidification phase dries it out
08:43 - the less salts there are in the basic structure of the building, the less is the residual moisture in the wall
restores the walls to their natural level of residual moisture
paint after the evaporation phase

This ties in with Pyramid Power, Pavlita generators and others.

Karel Drbal - Psychic Discoveries behind the Iron Curtain by journalists Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder. They described their experience with a Czech radio engineer, Karel Drbal, who had taken out a patent on a pyramid razor blade sharpener. The idea was picked up by New Age writer Lyall Watson and then a host of others including Peter Toth, Greg Nielsen, and Pat Flanagan.

Robert Pavlita - Pavlita took his machine to Hradec Kralove University near Prague {Spelt Praha or Pranha in some languages and the site of much work by medieval alchemists.} and persuaded a physicist there to put it to the test. The results were so dramatic that, within days, the entire physics department was involved. What Pavlita had carried in was a sealed metal box, through which passed a shaft attached to a small electric motor underneath. When the motor was switched on, the shaft revolved. The only other part of the machine was a small, shaped metal object in one corner of the box. This object wasn't attached to any thing and did not seem to have any function whatsoever.

For their tests, the scientists balanced a T-shaped piece of copper on the top of the shaft. When the motor was switched on, the shaft rotated and so, predictably enough, did the T-shaped copper. A high-speed automatic camera kept track of the number of rotations.

Pavlita positioned himself about 2 m (6 ft) from the device and stared at it. After a moment, the copper T slowed, and then stopped, even though the motor was still running and the shaft still rotating. As the startled scientists watched dumbfounded, the copper actually began to spin in the opposite direction to the rotating shaft - an apparent impossibility.

The test caused a sensation in research circles, but was gracefully marred by misreporting. Almost without exception, scientists assumed that what had been demonstrated was Robert Pavlita's natural ability as a psychokinetic medium - someone capable of exerting a purely mental influence on the physical world.

Thus, Function follows Form. - JWD - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Asparagus: The cure for hangovers?
The Institute of Food Technologists is reminding people of a 2009 study from the Institute of Medical Science and Jeju National University in South Korea, which found that eating asparagus may help cure unwanted hangovers, reported.

According to the researchers, consistent alcohol use causes stress to a person’s liver, leading to the symptoms associated with alcohol hangovers, such as headaches, nausea and fatigue.

Asparagus contains certain amino acids and minerals, which can guard the liver cells against toxins – ultimately relieving the unpleasant hangover side effects. - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Gag Reel - Star Trek "The Next Generation" Season 2
Everyone gets goofy in this gag reel from the Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2 Bluray. Watch Brent Spiner fail to tell a dirty joke, plenty of Michael Dorn giggles, and the way Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes comfort one another when they stumble over their technobabble. - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Cable Monopoly Killer - Ability To Subscribe To Individual Channels
Kelly Clay at Forbes reports Intel is going to blow up the cable industry with its own set-top box and an unbundled cable service.

Clay says Intel is planning to deliver cable content to any device with an Internet connection. And instead of having to pay $80 a month for two hundred channels you don't want, you'll be able to subscribe to specific channels of your choosing.

This set-top box, said by industry insiders to be available to a limited beta of customers in March, will offer cable channels delivered “over the top” to televisions anywhere there is an Internet connection regardless of provider. (Microsoft Mediaroom, for example, requires AT&T’s service, and Xbox has limited offerings for Comcast and FiOS customers).

For the first time, consumers will be able to subscribe to content per channel, unlike bundled cable services, and you may also be able to subscribe per show as well. Intel’s set-top box will also have access to Intel’s already existing app marketplace for apps, casual games, and video on demand.

Leveraging the speed of current broadband, and the vast shared resources of the cloud, Intel plans to give customers the ability to use “Cloud DVR”, a feature intended to allow users to watch any past TV show at any time, without the need to record it ahead of time, pause live tv, and rewind shows in progress. - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - USB microscope used for soldering very small things


Lasik eye surgery is pretty common these days, but there are of course easier and cheaper ways to solder SMD components. [techpawpanda] wanted a video camera to see what was going on when he placed and soldered very tiny components on his board, but commercial SMD video cameras were terribly expensive. He wound up using a USB microscope to place and solder these tiny parts, and we’re thinking his SMD soldering station is the bee’s knees.

[techpawpanda]‘s video-based SMD station is built around a USB microscope available at the usual online retailers for $40. This camera is mounted on a wooden base with a USB hub allowing the camera to be plugged in along with a few USB LED lights and a USB fan for a rudimentary form of fume extraction.

The results are impressive – even at 11x magnification, [techpawpanda] can put paste on pads and place even the smallest SMD parts. All this in a device that is small enough to fit in a shoe box, or be tucked neatly away whenever it is not needed. - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - 200 Watt LEDs in production
KeelyNet "Cree just announced production power LEDs reaching 200 lumen/watt. Approximately doubling the previous peak LED light efficiency, the new LEDs will require less cooling. This should enable the MK-R series to finally provide direct no-hassle replacements to popular form-factors such as MR-16 spots and incandescent lighting in general. The LEDs are sampling and it is stated that 'production quantities are available with standard lead times.'"

The new MK-R LEDs make the next generation of 100+ lumens-per-watt system possible for high-lumen applications, including outdoor and indoor directional applications, such as halogen replacement lamps.

MK-R LEDs are available in EasyWhite® color temperatures, providing the LED industry’s best color consistency for designs that use only one LED. For systems that use multiple LEDs, MK-R enables manufacturers to use fewer LEDs while still maintaining light output and quality, which translates to lower system cost.

“It’s amazing that Cree is able to achieve a 200 lumens-per-watt LED so quickly,” said Nicola Vendrame, CEO, Linea Light group.

“The high efficacy of the MK-R LED means that we can drive the LED harder for more light output without creating heat issues. In addition, the MK-R LED has the right combination of size, color consistency and optical control to enable the next generation of performance in our indoor directional luminaires.” - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - China's Controversial Brain Surgery To Cure Drug Addiction
KeelyNet "A small handful of doctors in China are using a highly controversial procedure to rid people of drug addiction by destroying a part of patients' brains.

The procedure involves drilling small holes into the skulls of patients and inserting long electrodes that destroy a part of the brain called the nucleus accumbens.

This area, often referred to as the "pleasure center" of the brain, is the major nucleus of the brain's reward circuit. Is it worth being cured of addiction if, losing the addiction, we also lose part of who we are?" - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - The Power of a Hot Body
"Depending on the level of activity, the human body generates about 60 to 100 Watts of energy in the form of heat, about the same amount of heat given off by the average light bulb. Now Diane Ackerman writes in the NY Times that architects and builders are finding ways to capture this excess body heat on a scale large enough to warm homes and office buildings.

At Stockholm's busy hub, Central Station, engineers harness the body heat issuing from 250,000 railway travelers to warm the 13-story Kungsbrohuset office building about 100 yards away.

First, the station's ventilation system captures the commuters' body heat, which it uses to warm water in underground tanks.

From there, the hot water is pumped to Kungsbrohuset's heating pipes, which ends up saving about 25 percent on energy bills. Kungsbrohuset's design has other sustainable elements as well.

The windows are angled to let sunlight flood in, but not heat in the summer. Fiber optics relay daylight from the roof to stairwells and other non-window spaces that in conventional buildings would cost money to heat.

Constructing the new heating system, including installing the necessary pumps and laying the underground pipes, only cost the firm about $30,000, says Karl Sundholm, a project manager at Jernhusen, a Stockholm real estate company, and one of the creators of the system.

'It pays for itself very quickly,' Sundholm adds. 'And for a large building expected to cost several hundred million kronor to build, that's not that much, especially since it will get 15% to 30% of its heat from the station.'" - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Panda Blood May Hold Potent Assailant Against Superbugs
"Pandas have long been the face of conservation efforts by environmental activists, but a recent finding may boost even further the need for pandas to evade extinction.

Researchers have discovered a powerful antibody in panda blood that could serve as the next frontier in the fight against increasingly prevalent superbugs. The compound is called cathelicin-AM.

Discovered when researchers analyzed the creatures' DNA, it has been found to kill fungus and bacteria. It is believed that the antibiotic is released to protect the animal from infections in the wild and, in studies, it has been found to kill both standard and drug-resistant strains of microbes and fungi.

The compound also worked extremely quickly, killing off strains of bacteria in just an hour, while conventional antibiotics needed six." - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - A Subscription-Based Movie Theater
KeelyNet When the local movie theater in Oakhurst, California went out of business, residents were stuck without a way to watch films on the big screen without driving for at least an hour beforehand.

Now, three men are trying to resurrect the theater with one major change: instead of relying solely on ticket sales, their business model revolves around subscriptions.

From the article: 'They ran models of Nelson's subscription-based theater idea, showing that to break even they would need 3,000 people, or 15% of the mountain communities, to sign up. For $19.95 per month, a member would be able to see each movie one time and buy individual tickets for friends.

Non-members could buy a $16 day pass. While researching the theater business, Nelson learned that studios are transitioning to digital distribution. Thousands of independent theaters that couldn't afford equipment upgrades have closed over the last 10 years, according to industry experts.

Hundreds of others — which, like the Met, still show print films — remain on the brink. The subscription business model could pay for the new equipment.'

(As a lifelong fan of the 'movie experience' on the big screen with the big sound plus popcorn! I like this idea! - JWD) - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - iphone Dynamic Biofeedback App
KeelyNet (The website is a HOT MESS of stuff that makes it really hard to pull out any useful information. - JWD) The only lo-cost IOS app with:

Note the receiver and transmitter are optional for iPhone, necessary for iPad (no light for sensor).

Good for cold environments (where your blood won't vasodilate) and also useful if you want to free up your hands (lovemaking? - fighting? - peacemaking? - dancing? ).

- HRV Power Harmonics Plot, including time history
- real Heart Coherence measure
- real breath biofeedback cue to directly see the result of your own conscious breathing
- real EMPATHY training, micro-motion / heart tuning
- BIOFEEDBACK (guess he means personal biofeedback training)
- real group process BIOFEEDBACK
- for group concensus building with real biologic entrainment

The receiver plugs into the microphone port of your iPhone / iPad - yet still allows you to plug THRU it as well, then wirelessly receives your pulse on the included Cardiosport chest-strap (or Polar or other standard HRV chest strap). - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Craigslist sperm donor forced to pay child support to lesbian couple
KeelyNet A sperm donor has been ordered to pay child support for the biological daughter he fathered to a lesbian couple who found him via Craigslist.

Angela Bauer, 40, and partner Jennifer Schreiner, 34, placed an ad on the site three years ago for a donor which was answered by William Marotta. Mr Marotta provided sperm which was used for artificial insemination by Ms Schreiner. In return, he gave up parental rights including financial duties for the child.

The three signed a legal document which stated Mr Marotta, a married mechanic who fosters children with his wife, would have no rights to the child. Ms Bauer had been supporting the child but was left unable to work due to ill health.

On October 3, 2012, attorney Mark McMillan filed a petition on behalf of the Department of Children and Families seeking a ruling that Marotta is the father of Schreiner's child and owes a duty to support her.

Hannah Schroller, Mr Marotta's attorney, argued that the case was consistent with a 2007 case in which the Kansas Supreme Court denied parental rights to a man who sought them after providing a sperm donation under similar circumstances.

Schroller argued in court documents that if a donor is free of parental responsibility only when a doctor performs an insemination, 'then any woman in Kansas could have sperm donations shipped to her house, inseminate herself without a licensed physician and seek out the donor for financial support because her actions made him a father, not a sperm donor.

'This goes against the very purpose of the statute to protect sperm donors as well as birth mothers'. - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - 5X fast Lunar Occultation Of Jupiter
Jupiter being occulted by the Moon on 25th December 2012, as seen from São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. This video shows the event 5x faster than real time. - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - So thats why Southerners say Maters and Taters
KeelyNet Tomatoes and potatoes seem like quite different plants -- one is a fruit and the other a starch. So how similar can they be? Well, they actually both belong to the same family of plants called nightshades.

The commonality that associates them is that they (like all other nightshade plants) contain compounds called alkaloids, which these plants naturally produce to protect themselves from insects.

And because of this relationship, it's actually possible to grow tomatoes and potatoes as one plant.

We learned from a Reddit post that by grafting a tomato plant stem onto a potato stalk, you can successfully grow them right on top of each other, with the fruit above ground and the starch directly below. Who knew? - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Putting Out A Boat Fire In New Zealand
This may not be the safest way to put out a fire, but it's certainly an amazing one to behold. Plus, according to one of the comments on the video's YouTube page, this good samaritan's act of quick thinking saved the owners of the boat in question a lot of headaches.

YouTuber traci pearson writes: "I knew this was going to end up on youtube, the guys in the jet did an awesome job putting it out and we? wouldnt have recovered it with out their quick thinking, they are top guys, didnt just hang around watching like alot of other bypassers. thanks to them we salvaged the remains for insurance!" - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - How to Defend Earth From Asteroids
What's six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid - and there are lots of them out there. With humor and great visuals, Phil Plait enthralls the TEDxBoulder audience with all the ways asteroids can kill, and what we must do to avoid them.

Suppose that NEOCam or Sentinel, or some ground-based survey, finds an asteroid with our number on it. What do we do?

One idea I'm fond of is the "kinetic impactor plus gravity tug," which I outline in the video. Basically, a space probe is sent to the killer asteroid at full speed, and slams into it. The force of the impact changes the velocity of the rock slightly, hopefully enough so that it will miss the Earth.

Just to make sure -- and also to make sure the asteroid doesn't simply circle the Sun a few more times and hit us at some later date -- a second probe is sent along, hitchhiking with the impactor. It can move into a station-keeping position near the rock, using its own gravity to very gently tug the rock into a safe orbit. This takes a lot of time, so the more lead-time we have, the better. In fact, it takes a lot of lead-time to build and launch the probes, as well as get to the asteroid. That's why finding all these asteroids as quickly as possible is so important.

Unfortunately, we don't have missions like these built and ready to go. We don't even have them designed! B612 is working on that, but NASA has not seriously investigated this kind of mission. - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Chinese 30-story tall hotel prototype in 360 hours (15 days)
What can you accomplish in 360 hours? The Chinese sustainable building company, Broad Group, has yet attempted another impossible feat, building a 30-story tall hotel prototype in 360 hours, after building a 15-story building in a week earlier in 2011.

You may ask why in a hurry, and is it safe? The statistics in the video can put you in good faith. Prefabricated modular buildings has many advantages over conventional buildings.

Higher precision in fabrication (+/- 0.2mm).
More coordinated on-site construction management.
Shorter construction time span.
Lower construction waste.

Also many other health and energy features are included in Broad Sustainable Buildings (BSB). The building was built over last Christmas time and finished before New Years Eve of 2012. - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Suffering and Schadenfreude
KeelyNet The fear that we may be attracted to and corrupted by images of suffering is nothing new. And photographs of imminent death are only one extreme example of a larger body of images that fall into the guilty-pleasure category of images of distress.

Define pain to include emotional distress, humiliation and even mild embarrassment, and one realizes that we spend an extraordinary amount of our lives taking pleasure in photographs of the hurt of others. Add in images that demonize our enemies, or make us feel smug, or appeal in some other way to the worse angels of our nature, and one has an enormously large, but often overlooked category of dark pleasure.

A 16th-century painting in London’s National Gallery, attributed to the Flemish painter Quentin Metsys, shows a woman elegantly attired, with a jeweled ornament in her headdress, rings on her fingers and ample breasts squeezed into a low cut dress.

But her face is misshapen and beastly, her nose like a snout, and from her cheekbones to her shoulders, wrinkles gather like a sagging rubber mask.

Is it horrifying, or funny?

Pitiful, or a 16th-century version of, where contemporary image seekers can look at obese shoppers, people with ridiculous tattoos, skirts so short they’re indecent, and other cheap atrocities of fashion and grooming?

With the fading of longstanding religious and traditional beliefs, which sanctioned gruesome images of the Crucifixion, martyrdom of saints, sadism in Hell, and all kinds of monsters and freakish prodigies of nature, one senses in contemporary moral culture an effort to find new opportunities and new forms of permission to sate the appetite for this kind of image.

Perhaps these images are simply a pressure valve, small ways to vent ugly impulses in cyberspace rather than indulge them in life. Perhaps hypocrisy freely indulged on the Web is necessary to the definition of our real values in civic life, the dark tones in one sphere defining the light in another.

Perhaps the preternatural communion with billions of people afforded by the Internet makes it all the more necessary that we affirm our own existence and value by laughing at others, forcing us all into a vast, cyber version of junior high school in which bullying and cruelty are a primal defense mechanism against being lost in the crowd. - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Russians launch 'noiseless' Sub
It belongs to a class of missile strategic submarine cruisers with a new generation of nuclear reactor, which allows the submarine to dive to a depth of 480 meters.

It can spend up to three months in autonomous navigation and, thanks to the latest achievements in the reduction of noise, it is almost silent compared to previous generations of submarines.

The submarine is armed with the new missile system, which has from 16 to 20 solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missiles Bulava (SS-NX-30 by NATO classification). The rocket is able to overcome any prospective missile defense system.

On August 27, 2011, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on a successful test of Bulava to investigate its maximum range. The missile was launched from the White Sea, flew 9,300km in just 33 minutes, and then fell in the specified area in the Pacific Ocean. - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Mr. Scogan's Utopia, the Rational State
KeelyNet One who "giveth his life unto the work among men" cannot expect a life of stability and ease.

"The three main species [of Mr. Scogan's utopia, the Rational State] will be these: the Directing Intelligences, The Men of Faith, and the Herd. Among the Intelligences will be found all those capable of thought, those who know how to attain to a certain degree of freedom -- and, alas, how limited, even among the most intelligent, that freedom is! -- from the mental bondage of their time.

A select body of Intelligences, drawn from among those who have turned their attention to the problems of practical life, will be the governors of the Rational State. They will employ as their instruments of power the second great species of humanity -- the men of Faith, the Madmen, as I have been calling them, who believe in things unreasonably, with passion, and are ready to die for their beliefs and their desires.

These wild men, with their fearful potentialities for good or for mischief, will no longer be allowed to react casually to a casual environment. There will be no more Caesar Borgias, no more Luthers and Mohammeds, no more Joanna Southcotts, no more Comstocks. The old-fashioned Man of Faith and Desire, that haphazard creature of brute circumstance, who might drive men to tears and repentance, or who might equally well set them on to cutting one another's throats, will be replaced by a new sort of madman, still externally the same, still bubbling with a seemingly spontaneous enthusiasm, but, ah, how very different from the madmen of the past!

For the new Man of Faith will be expending his passion, his desire, and his enthusiasm in the propagation of some reasonable idea. He will be, all unawares, the tool of some superior intelligence. From their earliest years, as soon, that is, as the examining psychologists have assigned them their place in the classified scheme, the Men of Faith, will have had their special education under the eye of the Intelligences.

Moulded by a long process of suggestion, they will go out into the world, preaching and practising with a generous mania the coldly reasonable projects of the Directors from above. When these projects are accomplished, or when the ideas that were useful a decade ago have ceased to be useful, the Intelligences will inspire a new generation of madmen with a new eternal truth.

The principle function of the Men of Faith will be to move and direct the Multitude, that third great species consisting of those countless millions who lack intelligence and are without valuable enthusiasm. When any particular effort is required of the Herd, when it is thought necessary, for the sake of solidarity, that humanity shall be kindled and united by some single enthusiastic desire or idea, The Men of Faith, primed with some simple and satisfying creed, will be sent out on a mission of evangelization.

At ordinary times, when the high spiritual temperature of a Crusade would be unhealthy, the Men of Faith will be quietly and earnestly busy with the great work of education. In the upbringing of the Herd, humanity's almost boundless suggestibility will be scientifically exploited.

Systematically, from earliest infancy, its members will be assured that there is no happiness to be found except in work and obedience; they will be made to believe that they are happy, that they are tremendously important beings, and that everything they do is noble and significant. For the lower species the earth will be restored to the centre of the universe and man to pre-eminence on the earth.

Oh, I envy the lot of the commonalty in the Rational State! Working their eight hours a day, obeying their betters, convinced of their own grandeur and significance and immortality, they will be marvelously happy, happier than any race of men has ever been.

They will go through life in a rosy state of intoxication, from which they will never awake. The Men of Faith will play the cup-bearers at this lifelong bacchanal, filling and ever filling again with the warm liquor that the Intelligences, in sad and sober privacy behind the scenes, will brew for the intoxication of their subjects."

We need not insist upon these attitudes being the basis of a system of imposed castes; we might instead imagine them as psychological frameworks within which one may view life. The fact that the vast majority of contemporary humanity is content to see the world through the "man of Earth" window does not mean that specific individuals may not in the course of their lives also learn to see as "Lover" or as "Hermit", nor does it even mean that some rare ones may not appreciate all three perspectives simultaneously.

KeelyNet Elitist social engineering fantasies, like Huxley's character's "Rational State" (a Platonic predecessor to the scientific dystopia of "Brave New World") or Crowley's Blue "Equinox" papers, can be highly entertaining, and even instructive as cautionary tales, but the real message of such metaphors is that for any human society (or organization) to remain healthy it must continue to provide ample and constructive opportunities for all three types of experience.

They are all necessary to the system; verse I:40 does not say "the Hermit or the Lover or the man of Earth". In the handwritten manuscript of the verse we can see that the commas in Liber CCXX were added by Crowley later; it's "the Hermit and the Lover AND the man of Earth." without separation.

Still, the word "Grade" comes from the Latin gradus, a step, a progression. This could imply that one's freedom to advance, as a Thelemite, as a human being, is inalienable. That most do not choose to exercise this freedom should not therefore be taken as an excuse to oppress them, nor should the fact that very few now manage to advance all the way necessarily be taken as the inevitable and eternal condition of humankind.

An Inuit hunter asked the local missionary priest: If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell? No, said the priest, not if you did not know. Then why, asked the Inuit earnestly, did you tell me? - Annie Dillard - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Tepaphone – The Magickal Death Ray


The Tepaphone (Deutsch: Tepaphon) has an interesting place in occult lore. It is supposedly the most powerful magical weapon ever created, a combination of weird science and black magic, capable of killing it’s target at any distance. A Tepaphone is a essentially magical death ray generator.

“One of the secrets of the F.O.G.C. Lodge members lay in their ability to put anyone to sleep, wake him up, make him sick or healthy, and invigorate or kill him whenever they liked. The leading members of the lodge, however, had only acquired this knowledge by entering into a pact with a prince of demons. With their magical methods, they were able to influence any untrained person, who had no way of discovering the source of the influences at work upon him.”

How were these powerful wizards able to accomplish this? By means of “the piece of apparatus they called the Tepaphone.”

“It was the lodge’s most strictly guarded secret: a magical vibratory instrument which could emit fatal vibrations across any distance and constituted the deadliest weapon in the arsenal of the lodge. If the picture or mumia of any human being or animal were placed at the focal point of the tepaphone’s vibrations, both the astral and physical bodies of that entity would be affected. Substances of any kind could be destroyed by this instrument from any distance. Furthermore, it served as a wireless transmitter of energy – something modern science could only dream about. Any kind of thought could be transmitted by the tepaphone as well. Finally, the device made it possible to cause nervous diseases and poisonings which puzzled the medical establishment. Typically, a picture or personal object was sufficient to establish contact with the intended victim – and remember, distance was of no consequence. “

The Tepaphone is described as a framework holding multiple optic lenses mounted in front of a light source, and a separate section consisting of a flat holder surrounded by copper wire coils with a copper plate in the center, on which the light was projected. From this simple description, and knowing what kind of technology was available at that time, the Tepaphone was probably a modified “magic lantern“, an early kind of slide projector that was used extensively by Masonic lodges in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The first versions had either a built-in oil or alcohol lamp with wick, or separate lamp was placed inside the box to provide a light source. Later versions used electric lamps, and eventually evolved into the optical slide projectors of the late 20th century.

One way to make the Tepaphone could have been simply winding the wire coil around the projection tube of the magic lantern (supposedly so that one end of the wire is in contact with the wick of the oil or alcohol lamp inside the magic lantern case), and placing a copper plate in position so that the projected light could strike it. The entire apparatus could have been mounted on a single frame or platform.

The “witness” of the target (photo, hair or other tissue sample) was placed against the copper plate and various colors were projected on it, while the operator (and assistants) conducted a ritual to curse the targeted individual. It’s possible that sigils or other drawn images were also used for projection, since the glass slides used in magic lanterns could be (and often were) painted by hand.

Raymond Holder, in his book The Anti-Christ Training Manual, describes a method in of building a Tepaphone that he claims is authentic. His description includes using ethyl alcohol as the fuel for the lamp (into which are infused certain appropriate ingredients to make a magical fluid condenser) and covering the copper projection tube with lead. (Doesn't this sound like a version of an 'inert gas generator/projector'? - JWD)

John W. Campbell, editor of “Astounding Magazine” and an early proponent of Dr. Hieronymus’s radionic machines, discussed the subject in a series of personal correspondences between the two of them. (Campbell is credited with coining the term “psionic” and popularizing radionics.)

Regarding the implications of Hieronymus’s claims of success in killing agricultural pests remotely (an experiment that was followed and verified by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture), Campbell wrote:

“True, you’re attacking only insects, you’re helping human beings. But the inherent implications are there, and cannot be denied. You cannot tell me how to defend myself against such an attack; if I acknowledge the reality of those forces, I acknowledge that I am helpless, and know of no defense. [...] You’re scaring the hell out of the people who understand what you’ve got. You may be using it well – but release it, and what limits it? If a magician can destroy a man tracelessly – who would be safe from threat, from ransom demand, from the vengeful hate of an unjust enemy? You can name no limits to this powerful technique!”

It would seem though that a Tepaphone is not something easy to make, and/or easy to make work. Otherwise there would be hundreds or thousands of them out there and magical assassination would be commonplace! - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Creature comforts - What it´s all about
Real interviews with ordinary people. Later animated with plasteline figures. By Nick Park and Aardman studios. HD animations can be found at Mr. Aardman. - Full Article Source

01/02/13 - Great Gift for 2013!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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