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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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