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05/30/12 - Build Your Own Hovering Lawn Chair
Adam Savage, of Mythbusters fame, has an easy to follow tutorial on building a hovering lawn chair so you can be mobile without ever having to actually get up all weekend.

All you need is a cheap piece of plywood, a leaf blower, some duct tape, a few other items you can probably find in your shed, and a bit of confidence with your power tools.

You can even use something more comfortable than a white plastic lawn chair as the seat, just keep in mind that you'll want it to be as light as possible.

And once it's built, as long as you keep a gas can within reach, you're guaranteed one of the laziest Memorial Days you've ever experienced. - Full Article Source

05/30/12 - Cotton Super Capacitors
KeelyNet A new conductive cotton fabric able to store energy could help power the new generation of flexible electronics and medical implants.

Xiaodong Li, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of South Carolina, created the highly conductive cotton by soaking a $5 cotton T-shirt in a sodium fluoride solution for an hour and then drying it at two different levels of heat, which changed the cotton to activate carbon.

The still-flexible material was then coated with a nano-layer of metal manganese oxide, transforming the fabric to a super capacitor with 97.3 percent retention.

The process is inexpensive and eco-friendly, costing up to 10 times less than processing coal or petroleum into activated carbon. (Thanks to Norman Wootan for this headsup. - JWD) - Full Article Source

05/30/12 - Gene controls chronic inflammation, accelerated aging and cancer
KeelyNet A new study by researchers at the NYU School of Medicine reveals that AUF1, a family of four related genes, not only controls the inflammatory response, but also maintains the integrity of chromosomes by activating the enzyme telomerase to repair the ends of chromosomes, thereby simultaneously reducing inflammation, preventing rapid aging and the development of cancer, Dr. Schneider explained.

“AUF1 is a medical and scientific trinity,” said principal investigator Robert J. Schneider, PhD. “Nature has designed a way to simultaneously turn off harmful inflammation and repair our chromosomes, thereby suppressing aging at the cellular level and in the whole animal.”

With this new information, Dr. Schneider and colleagues are examining human populations for specific types of genetic alterations in the AUF1 gene that are associated with the co-development of certain immune diseases, increased rates of aging and higher cancer incidence in individuals to determine exactly how the alterations manifest and present themselves clinically. - Full Article Source

05/30/12 - Ambient WIFI Energy Harvester
RCA has unveiled a device called "Airenergy" that uses wireless electricity from radio frequencies in the air to charge your USB gadgets.

That's right, you no longer have to search for an outlet, or lug around ten different charges to repower your laptop, camera, ebook reader... you just need proximity to a WiFi source. (Thanks to Norman Wootan for the headsup on this, reminds me of Don Smith and his BS. - JWD)

Tate Ambient Energy Harvester - The Ambient Power Module (APM) is a simple electronic circuit which, when connected to antenna and earth ground, will deliver low voltage up to several milliwatts. The amount of voltage and power will be determined by local radio noise levels and antenna dimensions. Generally a long wire antenna about 100' long and elevated in a horizontal position about 30' above ground works best. A longer antenna may be required in some locations. Any type copper wire, insulated or not, may be used for the antenna. More details about the antenna and ground will be discussed further on. The actual circuit consists of two oppositely polarized voltage doublers (Figure 1). The DC output of each doubler is connected in series with the other to maximize voltage without using transformers. Single voltage doublers were often found in older TV sets for converting 120 VAC to 240 VDC. In the TV circuit the operating frequency is 60 Hz. - Full Article Source

05/30/12 - 54mph Electric Motorcycle refit
KeelyNet The folks over at the Cincinnati hackerspace Hive13 were wowed last week by an electric motorcycle built by one of their own.

[Rick]‘s new ride is built from a 1989 Honda VTR 250. After removing the 24 HP motor, the frame was loaded up with four deep cycle batteries and a DC golf cart motor.

Right now, [Rick]‘s build can reach 54 mph; comparable to an earlier ebike we saw, but [Rick] can also go 100 about 20 miles on a single charge.

After the break you can see a short time lapse of [Rick] tearing down his bike, the first ride though the Cincinnati hackerspace, and a very nice road test showing off the speed of [Rick]‘s new ride. There’s also a great Flickr slideshow with some really great pics of the build in progress. - Full Article Source

05/30/12 - Chinese amateur inventor creates his own EV
KeelyNet Tang Zhenping from the village of Banjiehe, in the Tongzhou district of Beijing. The 55-year-old has come up with his own design for an electric vehicle (EV). According to Tang the EV can reach speeds of up to 45 mph.

According to the newspaper, the EV's generator derives power from inertia when the car starts or stops, while a fan generates power as it rotates in the air currents when running at high speeds.

The EV also features a pair of "shark fins" that Tang said were inspired by old jets.

Tang plans to bring his EV to a major manufacturer to develop, and officials for a province in Inner Mongolia have already expressed an interest. - Full Article Source

05/30/12 - Stem cells to keep you forever young
KeelyNet Stem cells are essential building blocks for all organisms, from plants to humans. They can divide and renew themselves throughout life, differentiating into the specialized tissues needed during development, as well as cells necessary to repair adult tissue.

They can therefore, be considered immortal, in that they recreate themselves and regenerate tissues throughout a person's lifetime, but that doesn't mean they don't age. They do, gradually losing their ability to effectively maintain tissues and organs.

But now researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have uncovered a series of biological events that implicate the stem cells' surroundings, known as their "niche," as the culprit in loss of stem cells due to aging.

"The findings suggest, for example, that putting new or young stem cells into an old environment—that of an aged patient—might not lead to the best outcome in tissue regeneration," says the study's senior investigator, Leanne Jones, associate professor in Salk's Laboratory of Genetics.

Stem cells reside within a microenvironment of other cells–the niche–that is known to play a role in stem cell function. For example, after a tissue is injured, the niche signals to stem cells to form new tissue. It is believed that stem cells and their niche send signals to each other to help maintain their potency over a lifetime.

But while the loss of tissue and organ function during aging has been attributed to decreases in stem cell function, it has been unclear how this decline occurs. Jones' lab has been investigating a number of possible scenarios, such as whether the loss of tissue function is due to a decrease in the number of stem cells, to the inability of stem cells to respond to signals from their niche, or to reduced signaling from the niche.

o explore stem cell aging, Jones uses cells found in the testes of the male fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, which are remarkably similar to those found in humans. The researchers show how signals from the niche that act to maintain the vitality of the flies' stem cells are lost over time, leading to a decline in the number of stem cells available to maintain the tissue. They also show that restoring those signals revitalizes the cells.

"Stem cell behavior is similar between flies and humans, so our findings have major implications for breakthroughs in using tissue stem cells to treat age-related tissue decline or regeneration after an injury," says one of the paper's first authors, Hila Toledano, a former Salk investigator who is now at the University of Haifa in Israel.

The Salk researchers discovered that as the stem cell niche ages, the cells produce a microRNA (a molecule that plays a negative role in the production of proteins from RNA) known as let-7. This microRNA is known to exist in a number of species, including humans, and helps time events that occur during development. This increase in let-7 leads to a domino effect that flips a switch on aging by influencing a protein known as Imp, whose function is to protect another molecule, Upd, which is secreted from a key area of the niche.

In short, Upd promotes the signaling that keeps stem cells active and in contact with the niche so that they can self-renew. And as aging advances, increasing expression of let-7 ultimately leads to lower Upd levels, decreasing the number of active stem cells in the niche. What leads to accumulation of let-7 in the niche of aged flies still remains an open question.

The researchers also demonstrated they could reverse this age-related loss of stem cells by increasing expression of Imp. "We turned the aging switch off," says Jones. - Full Article Source

05/30/12 - Battle Brewing Over Labeling of Genetically Modified Food
"For more than a decade, almost all processed foods in the United States — cereals, snack foods, salad dressings — have contained ingredients from plants whose DNA was manipulated in a laboratory. Regulators and many scientists say these pose no danger.

But as Americans ask more pointed questions about what they are eating, popular suspicions about the health and environmental effects of biotechnology are fueling a movement to require that food from genetically modified crops be labeled, if not eliminated.

The most closely watched labeling effort is a proposed ballot initiative in California that cleared a crucial hurdle this month, setting the stage for a probable November vote that could influence not just food packaging but the future of American agriculture.

Tens of millions of dollars are expected to be spent on the election showdown. It pits consumer groups and the organic food industry, both of which support mandatory labeling, against more conventional farmers, agricultural biotechnology companies like Monsanto and many of the nation's best-known food brands like Kellogg's and Kraft."

Supporters of labeling argue that consumers have a right to know when food has been modified with genes from another species, which they say is fundamentally different from the selective breeding process used in nearly all crops.

Almost all the corn and soybeans grown in the United States now contain DNA derived from bacteria. The foreign gene makes the soybeans resistant to an herbicide used in weed control, and causes the corn to produce its own insecticide.

“It just makes me nervous when you take genetic matter from something else that wouldn’t have been done in nature and put it into food,” said Ms. LaPier, 44, a mental health counselor whose guerrilla labeling was inspired by the group Label It Yourself. She worries that her daughter, 5, could one day suffer ill effects like allergies.

The F.D.A. has said that labeling is generally not necessary because the genetic modification does not materially change the food.

Farmers, food and biotech companies and scientists say that labels might lead consumers to reject genetically modified food — and the technology that created it — without understanding its environmental and economic benefits. - Full Article Source

05/30/12 - Barter-Based School Catching On Globally
"In 2010, three people had the crazy idea to start a school where the teachers teach whatever they want and the students pay for classes with whatever teachers need — cutlery, art, advice — but never with money.

Trade Schools have been popping up around the world and are now active in 15 cities and 10 countries, with almost no prodding from its founders.

Caroline Woolard, one of the founders, discusses the challenges and opportunities of adapting their idea to an international audience and making the Trade School software — based on Python and Django — great." - Full Article Source

05/30/12 - Debate Over Evolution Will Soon Be History, Says Leakey
"According to noted paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey, sometime in the next 15 to 30 years scientific discoveries about evolution will have accelerated to the point that 'even the skeptics can accept it.'

'If you don't like the word evolution, I don't care what you call it, but life has changed. You can lay out all the fossils that have been collected and establish lineages that even a fool could work up. So the question is why, how does this happen?

It's not covered by Genesis. There's no explanation for this change going back 500 million years in any book I've read from the lips of any God.'

Leakey began his work searching for fossils in the mid-1960s and his team unearthed a nearly complete 1.6-million-year-old skeleton in 1984 that became known as 'Turkana Boy,' the first known early human with long legs, short arms and a tall stature.

At 67, Leakey conducts research with his wife, Meave, and daughter, Louise, and the family claims to have unearthed 'much of the existing fossil evidence for human evolution.' Leakey, an atheist, insists he has no animosity toward religion." - Full Article Source

05/30/12 - Twisting Radio Waves Could Give Us 100x More Wireless Bandwidth
KeelyNet Italian astrophysicist Fabrizio Tamburini says a solution may lie in making better use of the frequencies already in use. In a recent paper, he demonstrated a potential way to squeeze 100 times more bandwidth out of existing frequencies.

The idea is to twist radio waves like corkscrews and create multiple subfrequencies, distinguished by their degree of twistedness. Each subchannel carries discrete data sets.

“You can tune the wave with a given frequency as you normally do, but there is also a fingerprint left by the twist,” Tamburini says. He and Swedish colleague Bo Thidé hit upon the approach while studying waves warped by the immense gravity of black holes.

This past June, the scientists set up a custom dish in Venice and successfully broadcast video encoded in both twisted and normal radio waves across St. Mark’s Basin. (Note this type of wave-twisting is fundamentally different from the better-known circular polarization of light.)

The next step is to design small, cheap smartphone antennas that can transmit and receive the warped signals. If the industry’s appetite for bandwidth is any indication, it may not be long before twisted-radio technology shows up in your new gadgets. - Full Article Source

05/30/12 - Increasing Energy with the Mexistim
KeelyNetIs it possible to pump up the body energy level and help the body remove toxins with a machine that uses batteries to 'charge' a wirescreen that you place on or under your body?

Many report this is what the Mexistim does for them, especially when they sleep on top of a pad or blanket placed over a large wirescreen.

Just 10 D cell batteries which are wired to provide 3 volts direct current. The Mexistim I Basic Model changes the polarity approximately every 15 minutes.

That's all there is to it, yet something happens with many who try it, most notably reports of increased energy and more restful sleep.

Two models are available. The Mexistim I Basic Model for regular users or the Mexistim II Universal Model offering 8 user selectable options for regular use, for experimentalists and doctors.

KeelyNetBased on Lee Crocks 2nd version of the 'Energy Cleaner'. The 2nd version was used with good results on over 10,000 people according to the inventor.

Lee claimed his 'energy cleaner' assists the body to purge toxins from the cells.

Each person's body is different with a constantly changing acid and alkali balance, varying daily stresses and other factors which affect healing.

We are basically living filters which trap all kinds of toxins and noxious materials from the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe and which settle in our tissues to bring about a variety of illnesses, cancer and even organ failure. In my case, for the past 10 years my Mexistim has been quite beneficial for;

KeelyNet 1) Restful, sound sleep
2) Increased red cell count
3) Elimination of seasonal allergies
4) Increased overall energy
5) No headaches
6) No stomach pains or aches
7) No muscle pains
8) Weight loss
9) Increase urination
10) Lighter color, less smelly urine

If what Lee and many of us believe, that toxins in the cells can cause a variety of illnesses and symptoms, then anything that might help the body to remove those toxins would also help the body remove the irritant and allow the body to heal itself. - Order Mexistim Here and here is the original article which describes how it came to be, how it is thought to work and shows a wiring diagram so you can build and try it for yourself. - Permalink


05/27/12 - Feeling strong emotions makes peoples’ brains ‘tick together’
KeelyNet Research team at Aalto University and Turku PET Centre has revealed how experiencing strong emotions synchronizes brain activity across individuals.

Human emotions are highly contagious. Seeing others’ emotional expressions such as smiles triggers often the corresponding emotional response in the observer. Such synchronization of emotional states across individuals may support social interaction: When all group members share a common emotional state, their brains and bodies process the environment in a similar fashion.

Researchers at Aalto University and Turku PET Centre have now found that feeling strong emotions makes different individuals’ brain activity literally synchronous.

The results revealed that especially feeling strong unpleasant emotions synchronized brain’s emotion processing networks in the frontal and midline regions. On the contrary, experiencing highly arousing events synchronized activity in the networks supporting vision, attention and sense of touch.

– Sharing others’ emotional states provides the observers a somatosensory and neural framework that facilitates understanding others’ intentions and actions and allows to ‘tune in’ or ‘sync’ with them. Such automatic tuning facilitates social interaction and group processes, says Adjunct Professor Lauri Nummenmaa from the Aalto University.

– The results have major implications for current neural models of human emotions and group behaviour, but also deepen our understanding of mental disorders involving abnormal socioemotional processing, Nummenmaa says.

Participants’ brain activity was measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging while they were viewing short pleasant, neutral and unpleasant movies.. - Full Article Source

05/27/12 - Sound Increases the Efficiency of Boiling
"Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology achieved a 17-percent increase in boiling efficiency by using an acoustic field to enhance heat transfer.

The acoustic field does this by efficiently removing vapor bubbles from the heated surface and suppressing the formation of an insulating vapor film."

Bubble removal was enhanced because the acoustic field induces capillary waves on the bubble, causing its contact line to contract and detach the bubble from the surface.

The mechanisms associated with these interactions were explored using three acoustic experiments: an air bubble on the underside of a horizontal surface, a single vapor bubble on the top side of a horizontal heated surface, and pool boiling from a horizontal heated surface.

The researchers were able to isolate and identify the dominant forces involved in these acoustically forced motions by measuring the capillary waves induced on the bubbles, bubble motion, and heat transfer during boiling.

Comment from reader: "This technique was used in the production of HHO gas, or Brown's gas, a few years back. the researcher reported a VERY large increase in the production efficiency of Brown's gas (HHO, or Rhodes gas-official name). Of course he was lambasted." - Full Article Source

05/27/12 - Ancient Chinese Tongue Analysis Software Warns of Disease
KeelyNet For 5,000 years, the Chinese have used a system of medicine based on the flow and balance of positive and negative energies in the body. In this system, the appearance of the tongue is one of the measures used to classify the overall physical status of the body, or zheng. Now, University of Missouri researchers have developed computer software that combines the ancient practices and modern medicine by providing an automated system for analyzing images of the tongue.

“Our software helps bridge Eastern and Western medicine, since an imbalance in zheng could serve as a warning to go see a doctor. Within a year, our ultimate goal is to create an application for smartphones that will allow anyone to take a photo of their tongue and learn the status of their zheng.”

The software analyzes images based on the tongue’s color and coating to distinguish between tongues showing signs of “hot” or “cold” zheng. Shades of red and yellow are associated with hot zheng, whereas a white coating on the tongue is a sign of cold zheng.

“Hot and cold zheng doesn’t refer directly to body temperature,” said Xu, who is also on the faculty of the Bond Life Sciences Center. “Rather, it refers to a suite of symptoms associated with the state of the body as a whole.”

For example, a person with cold zheng may feel chills and coolness in the limbs and show a pale flushing of face. Their voice may have a high pitch. Other symptoms of cold sheng are clear urine and loose stool. They also may prefer hot foods and drinks and desire warm environments.

In Chinese traditional medicine both hot and cold zheng can be symptoms of gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach lining frequently caused by bacterial infection.

For the study, 263 gastritis patients and 48 healthy volunteers had their tongues analyzed. The gastritis patients were classified by whether they showed infection by a certain bacteria, known as Helicobacter pylori, as well as the intensity of their gastritis symptoms. In addition, most of the gastritis patients had been previously classified with either hot or cold zheng. This allowed the researchers to verify the accuracy of the software’s analysis.

“Our software was able to classify people based on their zheng status,” said study co-author Ye Duan, associate professor of computer science at MU.

“As we continue to work on the software we hope to improve its ability,” Duan said. “Eventually everyone will be able to use this tool at home using webcams or smartphone applications. That will allow them to monitor their zheng and get an early warning about possible ailments.” - Full Article Source

05/27/12 - Noise-Canceling Tech Quietens Noisy Restaurants
An accomplished sound engineer has figured out a way to solve that problem, using technology similar to that of noise-canceling headphones.

Using 123 cleverly hidden speakers, an array of highly sensitive microphones and noise-canceling technology, sound engineer (and now restaurant owner) John Paluska has teamed up with Meyer Sound to create a way to make the noise of conversation cancel itself out, letting him control the ambient sound levels in his restaurant using an iPad app. - Full Article Source

05/27/12 - The Easter Island heads also have BODIES
KeelyNet The Easter Island Statue Project has been carefully excavating two of 1,000-plus statues on the islands - doing their best to uncover the secrets of the mysterious stones, and the people who built them.

Project director Jo Anne Van Tilburg said: 'Our EISP excavations recently exposed the torsos of two 7m tall statues.

'Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of visitors to the island have been astonished to see that, indeed, Easter Island statues have bodies!

Among their discoveries, the team have discovered:

The dirt and detritus partially burying the statues was washed down from above and not deliberately placed there to bury, protect, or support the statues

The statues were erected in place and stand on stone pavements

Post holes were cut into bedrock to support upright tree trunks

Rope guides were cut into bedrock around the post holes

Posts, ropes, stones, and different types of stone tools were all used to carve and raise the statues upright

The team also discovered that ceremonies were certainly associated with the statues.

On the project website, Van Tilburg said: 'We found large quantities of red pigment, some of which may have been used to paint the statues.

'Finally, and perhaps most poignantly, we found in the pavement under one statue a single stone carved with a crescent symbol said to represent a canoe, or vaka.

'The backs of both statues are covered with petroglyphs, many of which are also vaka. A direct connection between the vaka symbol and the identity of the artist or group owning the statue is strongly suggested.' - Full Article Source

05/27/12 - $70 Leap Motion Controller
Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It's more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.

Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen.

For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.

This isn’t a game system that roughly maps your hand movements. The Leap technology is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market — at any price point. Just about the size of a flash drive, the Leap can distinguish your individual fingers and track your movements down to a 1/100th of a millimeter.

This is like day one of the mouse. Except, no one needs an instruction manual for their hands.

Setup is just as intuitive. Plug the LEAP into a USB port. Load the Leap Motion software. Do a quick wave to calibrate. That’s it.

In minutes, you’ll be able to interact with your desktop using natural hand and finger movements.

Two or three hundred thousand lines of code later, we’ve figured out how to use the Leap to create an interaction space around your computer, in 3D.

Able to distinguish thumbs from fingers, and even handheld items like pencils. This allows users to interact like never before, using only natural movements.

And we went a step further. You will be able to create custom gestures that fit how you want to use your computer. You can even network more than one Leap device, to create even larger interaction areas. We’ve been able to link Leap to dozens of applications and operating systems. (Thanks to Norm Wootan for this headsup. - JWD) - Full Article Source

05/27/12 - Curing Diseases Caused by Physicians
Dr. Joel Wallach talks about a number of diseases he says are actually caused by physicians. He also talks about how the cures for these diseases are relatively simple. (Thanks to Paul Carlson for this headsup. - JWD) - Full Article Source

05/27/12 - Rebuilding a fried fan motor
KeelyNet The fan motor on [Pete's] oscillating tower fan conked out on him. It’s a shame to throw away the whole thing, but it’s near impossible to source parts for a small appliance like this one. So he set out to rebuilt the motor and get the thing working like new.

The motor in question is of the brushless AC variety. [Pete's] gut told him that the failure was due to bad lubrication of the bearings at the factory. It stopped working because the commutator could no longer rotate freely.

A check of the continuity of each of the coils led him to this thermal fuse. When the motor seized the AC current built up a lot of heat.

This fuse is made to burn out before a fire can start but now it needs to be replaced.

With a new one in place he reassembled the motor, making sure to pack the bearings with some quality lubricant. Now he’s once again ready for a long hot summer. - Full Article Source

05/27/12 - NASA warns Don't Mess With Our Moon Stuff
KeelyNet "NASA today gently reminded any future Moon explorers that any relics of its Apollo missions or other U.S. lunar artifacts should be off limits and are considered historic sites.

NASA issued the reminder in conjunction with the X Prize Foundation and its Google Lunar X Prize competition which will use NASA's Moon sites guidelines as it sifts through the 26 teams currently developing systems and spacecraft to land on the Moon."

NASA came up with guidelines - none of which are particularly enforceable -- on how others should treat its myriad Moon sites quite a while back.

NASA says it "assembled the guidelines using data from previous lunar studies and analysis of the unmanned lander Surveyor 3's samples after Apollo 12 landed nearby in 1969. Experts from the historic, scientific and flight-planning communities also contributed to the technical recommendations.

NASA's recommendations are intended to protect US artifacts on the lunar surface and that in a nutshell includes:

Apollo lunar surface landing and roving hardware;
Unmanned lunar surface landing sites (e.g., Surveyor sites);
Impact sites (e.g., Ranger, S-IVB, LCROSS, lunar module [LM] ascent stage);
US experiments left on the lunar surface, tools, equipment, miscellaneous EVA hardware; and
Specific indicators of US human, human-robotic lunar presence, including footprints, rover tracks, etc., although not all anthropogenic indicators are protected as identified in the recommendations.

The guidelines do not represent mandatory U.S. or international requirements. NASA provided them to help lunar mission planners preserve and protect historic lunar artifacts and potential science opportunities for future missions." - Full Article Source

05/27/12 - Germany Sets New Solar Power Record
"German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour — equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity — through the midday hours on Friday and Saturday, the head of a renewable energy think tank said.

The German government decided to abandon nuclear power after the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year, closing eight plants immediately and shutting down the remaining nine by 2022. ...

The record-breaking amount of solar power shows one of the world's leading industrial nations was able to meet a third of its electricity needs on a work day, Friday, and nearly half on Saturday when factories and offices were closed."

Some critics say renewable energy is not reliable enough nor is there enough capacity to power major industrial nations. But Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Germany is eager to demonstrate that is indeed possible.

The jump above the 20 GW level was due to increased capacity this year and bright sunshine nationwide.

The 22 GW per hour figure is up from about 14 GW per hour a year ago. Germany added 7.5 GW of installed power generation capacity in 2012 and 1.8 GW more in the first quarter for a total of 26 GW capacity.

"This shows Germany is capable of meeting a large share of its electricity needs with solar power," Allnoch said. "It also shows Germany can do with fewer coal-burning power plants, gas-burning plants and nuclear plants." - Full Article Source

05/27/12 - Crooks Cured by Surgeons Knife (Jul, 1930)


Confirmation of the value of the method of treatment of criminal tendency by surgery and medicine awaits the test of time, but in the five years so far devoted to this work results have been achieved which indicate that the surgeon may take the place of the policeman, the physician that of the judge, and that civilization will prevent rather than punish crime.

In the course of these experiments, it was found that a very high percentage of the inmates of the prison were suffering from some abnormal condition of the endocrine or “internally secreting” glands, which empty directly into the blood stream. It was learned that perpetrators of crimes of violence showed disturbance of the thyroid, the twin gland in the front of the neck which regulates growth, while forgers and similar criminals against property were found to have abnormal conditions in the pituitary. This is a pear-shaped body about the size of a bean, lying at the base of the brain. Perverts and degenerates hid certain derangements of the sexual glands under apparently normal exteriors.

Working with Dr. L. L. Stanley, San Quentin prison physician, Doctor Reynolds found that beneficial results were obtained, both in physical condition and mental outlook, when the glandular derangements of these prisoners were corrected. Approximately sixty were so treated by operation and by administration of gland extracts. Not one failed to respond to the treatment.

THESE results with adults in the penitentiary led to two conclusions, the most important that have been made in the scientific study of crime: First, that the so-called “criminal instinct” may be removed from the minds of men, and women, by the study and treatment of the endocrine-gland systems, in childhood or later.

Second, that potential criminality may be eliminated by the treatment of these glands in youth, whenever and wherever children are found to be suffering from such abnormal conditions.

In other words, it now seems not only possible, but highly probable, that malsecretion (that is, a secretion which is too large or too small, or chemically unbalanced) of some gland is responsible for the greater part of the crime in the world.

“We are beginning to accept the fact that the criminal is not essentially ‘bad’,” said Dr. Reynolds, “but that he merely is a person who shows a departure from what society has established as the ‘normal.’ There is a growing belief among scientists that, in dealing with criminals, too much attention is paid to the mind and the emotions, and too little to the sources from, which the mind and the emotions arise, and by which they are controlled.

“On the reasonable assumption that these sources exist in the functions of the body itself, and more specifically in the chemical functions of the body, the next logical step is to find the mechanism which controls the body’s chemical activities.

“Evidence is that this mechanism exists in the endocrine glands—the glands of internal secretion, also known as the ‘ductless’ glands, because their cells secrete directly into little blood vessels in the glands, without the aid of ducts. In connection with this reasoning, it appears quite obvious than any unbalanced condition of the chemistry of the body will lead to various and varying forms of unbalance in the mental and emotional outlook, and in the conduct (i. e., behavior) of the person involved.

THE work at San Quentin, of which more later, leads logically to a study of the field from which all criminals are drawn—our children. It would be tremendously more advantageous to society to prevent the development of the criminal, than to reform him after he is developed. Aside from the saving to humanity, the economic value to civilization of the salvaging of young lives, and the conversion of young minds to useful occupations, cannot be estimated.

“My work has taken me into the medical direction if two institutions, involving about 200 children. In virtually every ‘backward’ or ‘wayward’ child, boy or girl, I have been able to see a physical departure from normal. In many that as yet are neither backward nor wayward, I see evidence of the future development of abnormal conditions in the gland system. There is the child of low, often moronic, mind, who can do good work with his hands, but not with his brain. He is mistrained, and, because his mind does not respond to the training given him, he is called a ‘dumb-bell’ or worse. He goes out into the world unprepared to earn what the world calls an ‘honest living.’ He is drawn into a ‘gang.’ He is involved in a hold-up, or a gang-fight. The law gets him, and he— with an antisocial inclination in his subnormal mind—becomes a criminal.

“Such a child should be discovered; his ancestry traced; his physical and mental history recorded; the cause of his mental condition found. He may not be—in fact, he often is not—an obvious ‘gland case,’ but in many, many instances he will be found possessed of an abnormal thyroid or pituitary gland, and back of him will lie a history of ancestors similarly affected.

“Now, many children who show visible endocrine disturbances have pleasant types of minds, never brilliant, often below normal; but usually best described as ‘fat and good-natured.’ Their obesity or extreme fatness can be reduced by the correction of their glandular disturbances, and with such reduction comes an increase in industry and ambition. The moronic mind cannot be improved, but it can be given a sound body, and it can be given the training for work with the hands which will enable its possessor to win and maintain an honest place in society.

“What we must learn about children is why one becomes a criminal and another does not. Then we must treat the subnormal child—by medicine or by surgery—to restore the chemical balance of the body. This done, we must prepare him, or her, to earn an adequate living, so that the economic incentive to crime—as well as the mental receptivity to criminal ideas— may be removed. By so doing, we shall prevent crime. Indeed, we are so preventing it, in the schools mentioned.

“It seems to me essential, as the first step in this program, that orphanages and other schools containing numbers of children whose heredity and early environment may have been unsatisfactory should segregate the problem-children for study and treatment. Certainly, children so cared for could not be harmed, while the opportunity for their improvement is tremendous.

“THERE can be no question that in the majority of instances, malsecretion of some one or more of the endocrine glands is responsible for the commission of crime. To return to the experimental work at San Quentin prison, we have traced certain criminal activities directly to certain glands.

“The treatment of these glands has resulted, in many instances, in marked mental and physical improvement of the criminal, and, moreover, in what bears every evidence of being the elimination of the tendency to commit crime.

“THE principle involved is the restoration of normal mentality through establishment of chemical stability in the body by the treatment of the gland, or glands, involved.

“Some time ago, with the cooperation of Doctor Stanley, I undertook to carry through to conclusion a series of studies and treatments of prisoners showing gland disorders. Among these were men with enlargement of the thyroid gland, the very fat, the very thin, the very tall, the very short, those having abnormal hair distribution and growth, and some with subnormal sex glands.

“The thyroid group was divided into three classes: “First, those having an excessive growth of the normal cells of the thyroid gland, resulting in a highly active, ‘nervous,’ and emotionally unstable mentality. This condition is known as ‘hyper plasia,’ or overgrowth.

“The second class consisted of those having tumorous or lumpy growths of foreign tissue within the thyroid gland. This growth secretes a poisonous substance into the blood stream, resulting in great excitability, emotional instability, increased bodily activity, and, frequently, periods of depression. This condition is known as ‘adenoma.’ ” In the third group were gathered those with ‘colloid goiter;’ that is, an abnormal growth of the thyroid gland, caused by a deposit of supposedly inert material in the gland tissue. As a rule, this condition does not present obvious external symptoms, but it does produce a tendency to obesity.

“When we referred to the records of the crimes committed by these men, we found that in approximately seventy percent of the cases those in classifications one and two had committed Crimes of violence; that is, murder, assault with intent to kill, manslaughter, or manslaughter from reckless driving.

“EVEN more important than this, we learned that many of these men had records of similar, though lesser, crimes running back to boyhood years. One man showed tendencies to this sort of crime at the age of eight. Had he been given the proper medical and surgical care when a child, his life could have been turned to usefulness, and society would have been saved the labor and expense of protecting itself from his criminal tendency.

Records of these three groups of prisoners in general showed that each suffers from an abnormal stimulation of some sort. It appears to be certain that this instability of their mental processes is due solely to maloperation of the thyroid gland.

“Five of these men, intractable and guilty of frequent attacks on other prisoners, were given treatment by operation. That is, the hyper-plastic or overdeveloped tissue and the adenomas (gland enlargement) were removed. All have shown marked improvement in behavior, their mental stability has increased, their tendency to impulsive action has been reduced, and it is strongly probable that they will leave the prison with minds more in accord with the processes of civilization, and more amenable to its limitations, than they ever have been.

“Another group of prisoners—not thyroid abnormals—was made up of men having a disorder of the pituitary gland, commonly diagnosed as being due to undersecretion of the anterior or forward lobe of this gland. It was learned from the records that more than eighty percent of these cases were ‘sent up’ for crimes of irresponsibility, such as forgery, embezzlement, bad-check passing, and petty theft.

“IT IS interesting to note that not one in this ‘pituitary group’ had committed any crime of violence.

“In daily life, these are the fat, good-natured men; irresponsible, usually living far beyond their means, always in need of money, and so abnormal in endocrinal condition that they follow the paths of least resistance. Yet they are extremely difficult to arouse to a fighting mood, and in their efforts to fulfill their desires, stop far short of violence of any kind.

“We found that, generally speaking, it was possible to modify in a marked degree the personalities of these men, giving them greater seriousness, making them more responsible, and fixing in their minds a stronger sense of their proper attitude toward their fellow men.

“We did this by administering what we found to be the proper combination of pituitary and other glandular extracts, which seem to act as catalyzers, or reagents in the distribution of the introduced pituitary substance.”

Doctor Reynolds and Doctor Stanley also worked with a third group of prisoners, known as the “dys-gonads” (those having badly developed sex glands), involving two divisions, the homosexuals and the undersexed. Most of these are furtive, secretive, unaggressive, harmless men, but here and there arises one who suddenly becomes vicious, without apparent reason. The majority of them are in prison for crimes of perversion, yet there are thousands of persons of similar type in society, hiding their perversions to such an extent that they never have fallen foul of the law.

Treatment of this type by glandular extract produced demonstrable, highly beneficial results, and there is little doubt in the mind of Doctor Reynolds that the pervert and degenerate types may be returned a long way toward normalcy by this artificial restoration of the balance of the sex glands.

Thus, the three departments of crime—acts of violence, attacks on property, and perversion—have been given tests of five years and proved to have their source in unbalanced mentality, produced by abnormalities in the glands of internal secretion. Yet both Doctor Reynolds and Doctor Stanley, pioneers and leaders in this study of glandular criminology, insist that the results obtained be regarded only as “experimental.” - Full Article Source

05/27/12 - Magnetic Rail Gun in 1934 (Sep, 1934)


GIANT projectiles pulled at terrific velocities through powderless cannon by magnetism, leaving the barrel with scarcely more noise than that made by a .22 rifle, may set new problems for range finders.

The electric gun invented and patented by Virgil Rigsby of San Augustine, Texas, is similar to an electric motor with the field poles unrolled.

Powerful magnet coils mounted end to end along the barrel of the gun are supplied with electricity by an electrical timing switch in such fashion that the magnetic pulling force is always ahead of the projectile. - Full Article Source

05/27/12 - General Motors is becoming China Motors
General Motors is becoming China Motors. Forget the spin. The evidence is clear and convincing. Did U.S. taxpayers save GM for China? Listen to the candid comments of GM's CEO. - Full Article Source


05/24/12 - 19-year-old student invents futuristic 'warp drive' for satellites
Mustafa's invention generates energy using the Casimir-Polder force, an obscure quantum effect using two surfaces and objects in a vacuum.

The force is described as an 'invisible rubber band' between bulky objects and atoms that arises from the ever-present random fluctuation of microscopic electric fields in empty space.

The fluctuations get stronger near a surface, and an isolated neutral atom nearby feels the force as a 'pull'.

Mustafa's drive isn't exactly Warp Factor Ten material, but it provides enough energy for satellites to maneouvre gracefully through space.

Instead of using nuclear reactors or jets, Mustafa's satellites could generate drive using the panels.

Nasa had researched a similar idea using the Casimir-Polder force - with the idea of generating it around a 'sail' floating in space.

She has patented her invention Egyptian Academy of scientific Research and Technology (ASRT).

Quantum field theory (QFT) predicts that an oscillating uncharged mirror in free space (vacuum) generates electromagnetic radiation (photons), i.e., it shines. This effect does not have an analogue in classical physics, where all electromagnetic radiation is generated by moving charges (e.g., electrons).

The photon creation process predicted by QFT is due to the interaction between the time-dependent boundary condition, imposed by the moving mirror, and the quantum mechanical vacuum fluctuations. Kinetic energy of the moving mirror is transferred to the electromagnetic field due to this interaction, and virtual vacuum photons are upconverted to real photons that propogates away from the mirror.

The dynamical Casimir effect has a solid theoretical foundation, but it has not yet been observed in experiments. The main reason is the experimental difficulties in moving the mirror sufficiently fast to generate a detectable amount of photons.

However, in recent years realistic experimental proposals have been presented, and experimental verification of the dynamical Casimir effect is likely within the near future. - Full Article Source

05/24/12 - 60 second plastic surgery (Jan, 1954)


It may be a broken nose that mars the appearance of its owner, or perhaps a hollow spot in the forehead due to a war injury. In many other cases it is just a question of vanity or the need for particularly attractive features in one’s business. Whatever the reason for a change in a person’s appearance, a new revolutionary method devised by a plastic surgeon in Hamburg. Germany, allows him or her to have it done during one afternoon.

A plastic material, the formula for which is secret, has been developed by the Frankfurt firm of Kulzer, makers of material for artificial teeth and other similar products. They have called it Palavit. In its first stage Palavit is a semi-liquid.

Loaded into a syringe it can be injected under the patient’s skin just where a correction is needed. Once it is under the skin the doctor still has time to mold the nose— or whatever part of the body it may be— according to the wishes of the patient or his own cosmetic judgment, before the inserted Palavit hardens to bonelike consistency.

It was just by accident that the doctor in Hamburg hit upon the idea to perform a plastic operation in such a bloodless, painless, scarless—and, above all rapid—manner. He had been experimenting with plastic operations during World War II, trying to rectify deformations suffered by soldiers on the field of battle.

He had started by inserting plastic splints made of Paladon, the predecessor of Palavit. The little splints that he used were, of course, rather hard, and in order to place them the doctor had to perform some slight surgery on the patient.

This worked very nicely but unfortunately always left a few scars, slight but visible. In the meantime Palavit was being developed as an aid to the Paladon splints and when the doctor saw how well and how rapidly the new liquid plastic substance hardened, he immediately got an idea. He would eliminate the splints altogether and inject the Palavit right into that part of the body which needed to be built up.

It took him some years, of course, to improve and refine the method to its present remarkable state, but it was well worth it, as the series of photographs on these two pages readily show. Indeed, it now takes a mere minute to give a person a new face— and an entirely new personality. - Full Article Source

05/24/12 - High-fructose diet makes you stupid
KeelyNet New study shows that a high-fructose diet makes you stupid, significantly inhibiting your brain's ability to learn and remember.

"Our findings illustrate that what you eat affects how you think," said Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, a professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "Eating a high-fructose diet over the long term alters your brain's ability to learn and remember information. But adding omega-3 fatty acids to your meals can help minimize the damage."

While earlier research has revealed how fructose harms the body through its role in diabetes, obesity and fatty liver, this study is the first to uncover how the sweetener influences the brain. The UCLA team zeroed in on high-fructose corn syrup, an inexpensive liquid six times sweeter than cane sugar, that is commonly added to processed foods, including soft drinks, condiments, applesauce and baby food. The average American consumes more than 40 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup per year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

"We're not talking about naturally occurring fructose in fruits, which also contain important antioxidants," explained Gomez-Pinilla, who is also a member of UCLA's Brain Research Institute and Brain Injury Research Center. "We're concerned about high-fructose corn syrup that is added to manufactured food products as a sweetener and preservative."

The researchers studied two groups of rats that each consumed a fructose solution as drinking water for six weeks. The second group also received omega-3 fatty acids in the form of flaxseed oil and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which protects against damage to the synapses — the chemical connections between brain cells that enable memory and learning. "DHA is essential for synaptic function — brain cells' ability to transmit signals to one another," Gomez-Pinilla said. "This is the mechanism that makes learning and memory possible. Our bodies can't produce enough DHA, so it must be supplemented through our diet."

The researchers found that after just six weeks on a high-fructose diet, brain function was significantly degraded. "The second group of rats navigated the maze much faster than the rats that did not receive omega-3 fatty acids," Gomez-Pinilla said. "The DHA-deprived animals were slower, and their brains showed a decline in synaptic activity. Their brain cells had trouble signaling each other, disrupting the rats' ability to think clearly and recall the route they'd learned six weeks earlier." - Full Article Source

05/24/12 - Maverick - Best flying car out there
This incredible flying car does 40mph in air, 70mph in 3 seconds on the ground, gets 25-30mpg and has an estimated maximim speed of +95mph. The idea is to let you hop over traffic jams and get past road blockages so you can get back on your way. - Full Article Source

05/24/12 - Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement
In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men -- many of them illiterate -- to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages.

It's called the Barefoot College, and its founder, Bunker Roy, explains how it works.

Sanjit “Bunker” Roy is the founder of Barefoot College, which helps rural communities becomes self-sufficient. - Full Article Source

05/24/12 - China turns on the sprinklers with ambitious rain-making plans
China is to step up its use of cloud-seeding technology to open the heavens more frequently than ever before, in a bid to prevent drought and make the weather more predictable.

Despite having more than 7,000 rocket launchers, 50-odd planes and nearly 7,000 guns with which to shoot dry ice or silver iodide particles into the sky to encourage rainfall, the government is apparently unhappy with its progress.

Zheng reportedly said that rainmaking tech in the People’s Republic trails that of global leaders in the field by between 15 and 45 per cent – although quite how he arrived at that figure is unclear.

The authorities have already tried to make it rain on over 560,000 separate occasions using their aforementioned arsenal and a ‘weather army’ of over 47,000 individuals, generating around 489.7 billion tons of rain in the process which the Daily says prevented economic losses of 66 billion yuan (£6.6bn).

"Many of the nation's natural and agricultural disasters, especially those involving grain and tobacco, are caused by drought," said Zheng.

"With so many areas in China, especially rural areas, vulnerable to storms, blizzards, hail and other natural disasters, the demand has been rapidly increasing to use science and technology to reduce the risks."

Zheng reportedly dismissed pollution concerns, claiming that “very few doses” of dry ice or silver iodide are used in cloud seeding and said what is really needed is an improvement in staff training and management capabilities. - Full Article Source

05/24/12 - Breathalyzer reveals signs of disease
This invention could give new meaning to the term "bad breath!" It's the Single Breath Disease Diagnostics Breathalyzer, and when you blow into it, you get tested for a biomarker—a sign of disease.

You blow into a small valve attached to a box that is about half the size of your typical shoebox and weighs less than one pound. Once you blow into it, the lights on top of the box will give you an instant readout.

A green light means you pass (and your bad breath is not indicative of an underlying disease; perhaps it’s just a result of the raw onions you ingested recently); however, a red light means you might need to take a trip to the doctor’s office to check if something more serious is an issue.

You can't buy this in the stores just yet--individual tests such as an acetone-detecting breathalyzer for monitoring diabetes and an ammonia-detecting breathalyzer to determine when to end a home-based hemodialysis treatment--are still being evaluated clinically.

However, researchers envision developing the technology such that a number of these tests can be performed with a single device. Within a couple of years, you might be able to self-detect a whole range of diseases and disorders, including lung cancer, by just exhaling into a handheld breathalyzer.

Handheld breath tests to estimate blood alcohol content and nitric oxide detectors used in hospitals to monitor pulmonary infections have been around for a while, but there is no consumer-based technology like this currently available.

The research team envisions the cost of the final product being under $20, just one of many reasons Gouma thinks the Single Breath Disease Diagnostics Breathalyzer has the potential to empower individuals to take care of their own health like never before.

"People can get something over the counter and it's going to be a first response or first detection type of device. This is really a nanomedicine application that is affordable because it is based on inexpensive ceramic materials that can be mass produced at low cost," she notes.

Within a couple of years you might be able to self-detect a whole range of diseases and disorders, including lung cancer, by just exhaling into a handheld breathalyzer. - Full Article Source

05/24/12 - Inventor makes ‘super magnet’
A local Pakistani inventor has made a highly efficient magnet, designed especially for electric motors that can reduce high consumption of energy and reduce its costs.

Farooq claimed that the newly developed magnet and the device that measured its efficiency were ready to be examined.

He said this new type of magnetic interaction would be used in permanent magnet electric motors.

These motors will need at least 50 per cent lesser inputs in comparison with existing electric motors.

On the other hand, he maintained, mechanical output of these motors will not be reduced and would be maintained at the same level.For example, he said, if an existing electric motor uses 10 horsepower electric energy and its mechanical output is nine horsepower, electric motors comprise upon super efficient permanent magnet will need only five horsepower input of electricity, while the mechanical output of this motors will remain nine horsepower.

Modern economy is, in fact, an energy-based economy, he said, adding as super efficient permanent magnet provides unlimited huge amount of energy, the world economy will grow accordingly.

Talking about the newly developed magnet, Farooq said that the super efficient permanent magnet is a part of super efficient magnetic interaction.

‘It provides far more repulsion force than ordinary permanent magnet,’ he observed.

‘In totality, that is why it provides more than 100 per cent additional mechanical output force than that of the electromagnet,’ he added. - Full Article Source

05/24/12 - Quantifying the Risk of Texting Drivers
"More than 5000 people die each year as a result of being distracted while driving, and a new study indicates that teens and cell phones make for the most volatile combination.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that of all drivers under 20 involved in fatal crashes, 16 percent were distracted — the highest proportion of any age group.

'Shockingly, texting drivers took their eyes off the road for each text an average of 4.6 seconds — which at 55 mph, means they were driving the length of a football field without looking,' said David Hosansky." - Full Article Source

05/24/12 - The Price of Military Tech Assistance In Movies
"Last week at Camp David, bama met up with fellow NATO leaders to discuss the road ahead in Afghanistan.

Although no one there used the language of defeat, the implicit message was clear:
the war has gone nowhere in the past few years and it's time to start packing up.

Meanwhile, what raked in $25.5 million at the box office? Battleship. And who provided director Peter Berg with the war technology that beats the aliens? The U.S. military.

He's not the only one: the past few years have seen an explosion of high-profile cooperation between the armed forces and the movie industry.

If the most powerful armed force in history isn't winning in reality, it certainly is on the big screen. And like so many problematic aspects of late capitalism, the military-Hollywood complex has a grimly understandable logic." - Full Article Source

05/24/12 - Russia To Establish Bases On the Moon
"Vladimir Popovkin, the head of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, has said that Russia will pursue extensive, long-lived operations at the Moon's surface.

'We're not talking about repeating what mankind achieved 40 years ago,' Popovkin said, through a translator at the Global Space Exploration Conference in Washington DC.

'We're talking about establishing permanent bases.'

The heads of the space agencies for Europe, Canada and Russia, along with senior representatives from the space agencies of India and Japan were in Washington DC talking about the benefits of international collaboration. JAXA, the Japanese Space Agency, also issued a clear pronouncement about targeting the Moon."

China was another conspicuously absent member of the aerospace club as represented on stage. Those present were asked whether they should be doing more to collaborate with China.

“We’re all for it,” says Popovkin. “We have to talk to China.” Steve MacLean, the president of the Canadian Space Agency, described how impressed he was by China’s space operations after a recent visit. He says it would be “prudent” to explore more collaboration. - Full Article Source

05/24/12 - Nano Vacuum tubes for Space Radiation
KeelyNet "Peer inside an antique radio and you'll find what look like small light bulbs. They're actually vacuum tubes — the predecessors of the silicon transistor. Vacuum tubes went the way of the dinosaurs in the 1960s, but researchers have now brought them back to life, creating a nano-sized version that's faster and hardier than the transistor (abstract). It's even able to survive the harsh radiation of outer space."

Electrons move more slowly in a solid than in a vacuum, which means transistors are generally slower than vacuum tubes; as a result, computing isn't as quick as it could be.

What's more, semiconductors are susceptible to strong radiation, which can disrupt the atomic structure of the silicon such that the charges no longer move properly.

That's a big problem for the military and NASA, which need their technology to work in radiation-harsh environments such as outer space.

The new device is a cross between today's transistors and the vacuum tubes of yesteryear. It's small and easily manufactured, but also fast and radiation-proof. Meyyappan, who co-developed the "nano vacuum tube," says it is created by etching a tiny cavity in phosphorous-doped silicon.

The cavity is bordered by three electrodes: a source, a gate, and a drain. The source and drain are separated by just 150 nanometers, while the gate sits on top.

Electrons are emitted from the source thanks to a voltage applied across it and the drain, while the gate controls the electron flow across the cavity.

In their paper published online today in Applied Physics Letters, Meyyappan and colleagues estimate that their nano vacuum tube operates at frequencies up to 0.46 terahertz—some 10 times faster than the best silicon transistors.

The team's device isn't the first attempt at miniaturizing the vacuum tube. Contrary to previous work, however, the researchers do not need to create a "proper" vacuum: The separation of the source and drain is so small that the electrons stand very little chance of colliding with atoms in the air. This is a huge benefit, says Meyyappan, because it opens the door to mass production. - Full Article Source

05/24/12 - Don't expose Atrocities?
KeelyNet If someone sees a black person committing rape or domestic violence, should he report it if it makes black people look bad?

Or if Muslims see wife-beating, genital mutilation and childhood sexual abuse, should they just keep it to themselves, because saying something gives ammunition to the “Islamophobes”?

The questions appear to be simple. But they posed a challenge for the host of the new “Melissa Harris-Perry” show when guest Mona Eltahawy talked about her Foreign Policy magazine cover story about abuse of women by men in the Muslim world.

Then the MSNBC host brought in Harvard professor Leila Ahmed, who questioned whether Eltahawy should have written the article at all. Not because it was false, but because it made Muslims look bad.

“You began, Melissa, by noting that some things in the African-American community are not publicized precisely because of the racism,” said Ahmed as Harris-Perry nodded in agreement on a split screen.

“Mona, I appreciate what you do,” continued Ahmed. “I would love it if – I understand if you want to get your message across. It’s an important message. But if possible [you should not] give fuel, fodder to people who simply hate Arabs and Muslims in this climate of our day.”

(Incredible that any sane person would suggest covering up crimes and atrocities because it makes the perpetators and their groups look bad? The problem is they don't police and correct their own people so when they go off the reservation, they should blast them in every possible way and kick them out instead of trying to cover it up. Like the church does with pedophile priests, move them around, deny it, but don't try to fix the problem, always cover the mess, like good little kitties in their private sandbox. - JWD - Full Article Source

05/24/12 - Osama Bin Laden snitch Sentenced To Prison
KeelyNet A doctor who helped the CIA hunt down Osama bin Laden was convicted Wednesday of conspiring against the state and sentenced to 33 years in prison, adding new strains to an already deeply troubled relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan.

U.S. officials had urged Pakistan to release the doctor, who ran a vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA and verify the al-Qaida leader's presence at the compound in the town of Abbottabad where U.S. commandos killed him in May 2011 in a unilateral raid.

The lengthy sentence for Dr. Shakil Afridi will be taken as another sign of Pakistan's defiance of American wishes. It could give more fuel to critics in the United States that Pakistan – which has yet to arrest anyone for helping shelter bin Laden – should no longer be treated as an ally.

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who as CIA director oversaw the U.S. raid on bin Laden, said in an interview aired Wednesday on the "CBS Evening News" that Afridi was "very helpful" with the operation.

"For them to take this kind of action against somebody who was helping to go after terrorism, I just think is a real mistake on their part," he said.

(When is the US going to start punishing these countries who are blatant uncivilized supporters of terrorism. It's time to abandon and ignore these traitors, no money, no tech, no help, no communication on any level, screw'em. Let them revert to their old ways and rot. Don't sell them any of our technology, no cells, no TV, no computers, no fertilizers, no food, no internet, no medicine, no satellite access, no manufacturing machines, no clothing, no nothing. - JWD) - Full Article Source

05/24/12 - Legal to flash headlights to warn of speed trap
KeelyNet A judge in Sanford ruled Tuesday that a Lake Mary man was lawfully exercising his First Amendment rights when he flashed his headlights to warn neighbors that a deputy had set up a speed trap nearby.

That decision is another victory for Ryan Kintner, 25, who sued theSeminole County Sheriff's Officelast year, accusing it of misconstruing a state law and violating his civil rights, principally his right to free speech. Circuit Judge Alan Dickey earlier ruled that that state law does not apply to people who did what Kintner did, use his headlights to communicate.

On Tuesday the judge went a step further, saying people who flash their headlights to communicate are engaging in behavior protected by the U.S. Constitution.

"He felt the police specificially went out of their way to silence Mr. Kintner and that it was clearly a violation of his First Amendment free speech rights," said his attorney, J. Marcus Jones of Oviedo.

In an interview in August, shortly after filing suit, Kintner said, "I felt an injustice was being done. … I have nothing against officers … keeping speeding down, but when you cross a line and get into free speech, I feel it's gone too far."

According to his suit, Kintner was home Aug. 10 when he saw a deputy park along a street and pull out his radar gun. Kintner then got in his car, drove a couple of blocks away, parked and pointed his vehicle at oncoming traffic and began flashing his lights.

He was ticketed a short time later. - Full Article Source

05/24/12 - Take a break for Fantasia and Mantasia
If you appreciate music and talent, here are two American Idols who just blow me away. Take a break and watch these entertainers. - Full Article Source

05/24/12 - Cat Purring Heals Humans Too
KeelyNet Purring helps cats to stay healthy, build strong bones, deal with stress, and to heal if injured. It also appears to help humans in much the same way.

There’s an old veterinary adage that if you put a cat and a bunch of broken bones in a room, the bones will heal. Suddenly it makes sense.

Cats purr when they are content, when they are giving birth, when injured, and when stressed. It helps their healing and it may also help ours.

Cat owners already know that a purring moggie on the knee relaxes them and makes them feel better, but even cat lovers probably don’t know just how helpful their purring pussies may be.

Purring can actually help to strengthen our bones. Studies for years have shown that vibrations or energy currents in the range of 20-50 (cycles per second) stimulates bone growth, heals fractures faster, heals muscles and rebuilds and strengthens bones.

Vibrators for Stronger Bones in Humans - For some years low frequency mechanical vibration has been used in sports medicine and gyms around the world, especially for injuries in athletes and to combat musculoskeletal problems. It has been used since the eighties for pain, with good results. The dominant frequency of a cat’s purr is 25-50 Hz – the most effective frequency for promoting bone growth and repair.

Recent studies suggest that exposure to similar sound frequencies can improve bone density in humans. Scientific teams researching sound treatment hope that it can halt osteoporosis and renew bone growth in post-menopausal women. They are testing cats purring and mechanical vibrators to try and strengthen the bones of elderly people unable to exercise. Weight bearing exercises like walking, jumping, dancing or using weights creates muscle action pulling on bone, thus stimulating bone growth. This type of exercise is not always possible for the elderly. - Full Article Source

05/24/12 - Sleep mask that lets people CONTROL their dreams
A duo of developers from Brooklyn, New York, have built a sleeping mask designed to allow people to have lucid dreams that they can control.

While it may look like a standard sleeping mask, Remee has been billed as a special REM (Rapid Eye Movement) enhancing device that is supposed to help steer the sleeper into lucid dreaming by making the brain aware that it is dreaming.

The goal of the product is to allow people to have the dreams of their choice, from driving a race car to flying to having lunch with Abraham Lincoln.

The futuristic invention is the brainchild of Duncan Frazier and Steve McGuigan, both aged 30, who have started a company named Bitbanger Labs.

The two friends put up their project on the crowd funding website Kickstarter with the goal of raising $35,000. By this week, more than 6,550 people pledged $572,891 to fund Remee.

The inside of the sleeping mask features a series of six red LED lights that are too faint to wake the sleeper up, but visible enough for the brain to register them.

The lights can be programed to produce a sequence designed by the user.

Sleep stages are divided into two main categories: non-REM and REM. People go back and forth between these stages throughout the night, with REM stages, where most dreaming occurs, lasting the longest towards morning.

Remee apparently notices these longer REM stages and ‘enters’ the dream via the flashing lights. The device will wait for four to five hours for the sleeper to get into the heavy REM stages before the red lights turn on.

The idea is simple: you are playing a perfect round of golf in a dream, and you see a pattern of red lights flashing in the distance.

Because the pattern is in a particular sequence, it would signal to you that you are dreaming, not unlike the totem object in Inception.

Remee will display light patterns for 15 to 20 seconds, with a second delay of 15 minutes between each signal. During non-REM sleep, the lights are unlikely to affect the user.

The Remee sleeping mask is light and works on tiny 3V coin cell batteries that last for several months since the devices uses up power only when the lights are blinking.

With the funding for the project now in place, people can pre-order the masks. They are available in five color options and are priced at $95 each.

Mr McGuigan said that so far, they have received 7,000 orders, many of them coming from Australia, Italy and Spain. - Full Article Source


05/21/12 - Closer to the Clem Engine
KeelyNet Years ago, in the early 1990s, we had an active group of networkers and experimenters in the Dallas area. One of our group was Albert Holman who was the first to describe to me the Richard Clem story. We met very late at a local Dennys I believe where Al told me this remarkable story. He said he knew a truck driver who had known Richard Clem and told him all about the engine. Al described how the engine was designed and I drew it up on a napkin with him correcting me along the way. From that napkin, I went home and wrote up the story and redrew the diagram using MSPAINT, then posted it on Keelynet which at that time was a BBS with about 2,000 members worldwide. I received the following amazing email which everyone needs to know about;

Hello Mr. Decker

I have been reading about Richard Clem, and the Clem's engine on your web site.

Having designed many prototypes, I though about building this engine to test the Mr Clem's theory's.

In the past week I did some simple test of rotating drums, and did find that the clem's engine will increase pressure as the drum is rotating.

This was using no water pressure going into the drum, just a simple rotating drum that pull water upward into the inner walls.

I am now making a complete Clem engine design, and will show the complete build on YouTube.

This engine design, if it really worked, needs to be a open source design ASP!

I have the skills, and machines to build any prototype.

This design is so simple, that I wonder why nobody has made one?

Thanks for the information on your site, I'll keep you up to date. Here are some of my experiments with the Clem engine design.

The videos are simply excellent and this fellow clearly knows what he is doing. I particularly like that he wants to present it to the world as open source so that anyone can build, sell or buy at the very least a simple unit to power their car, home or whatever needs standalone power. - JWD - email from Tommey Reed

05/21/12 - Dramatic pictures show how ocean life is dying


Oceans full of “dead zones” where nothing lives could only be 40 years away - and in some places that is already reality.

Imagine a sea full of slime, where only jellyfish flourish – and fish have been slaughtered in their millions by stinging tentacles.

Imagine oceans full of “dead zones” where nothing lives, the water poisoned by fertilisers and human sewage.

Imagine seas so acidic the water damages seashells – and oceans so over-fished that many of the species we take for granted no longer exist.

This apocalyptic vision is only 40 to 50 years away, according to The Ocean of Life, a new book by marine biologist Professor Callum Roberts.

And in some of our seas it is already a reality.

“The oceans have changed more in the past 30 years than in all of human history before,” says Prof Roberts, who advised the BBC on natural history series The Blue Planet.

“In most places, the seas have lost upwards of 75 per cent of their megafauna — large animals such as whales, dolphins, sharks, rays, and turtles — as fishing and hunting spread in waves across the face of the planet.

“For some species, like whitetip sharks, American sawfish and the once common skate, numbers are down as much as 99%.”

In some cases, he says, there will be “seas without fish” and some marine turtles also face extinction.

Prof Roberts says some scientists are also worried about “The Rise of Slime” – where jellyfish rule vast sea empires.

The crisis in the seas is caused by three main factors – all of which are man made.

Firstly, the seas have helped us absorb a third of the carbon monoxide we have created since the Industrial Revolution by burning fossil fuels and replacing forests with cities. That has spared us much deeper consequences on land, but increased the acidity of seawater, with potentially disastrous consequences for sealife.

Secondly, the fertilisers we use and the sewage we create is drastically altering the chemistry of seawater.

Thirdly, we are catching fish a lot quicker than they can reproduce and we are destroying sea beds with huge dredgers.

The good news is the problem can be solved if we stop overfishing, reduce greenhouse gases and reduce the pollutants we put in the sea. - Full Article Source

05/21/12 - Woman claims bungee facelift will take years off your face
“I needed help. I wanted to look fresh for the wedding,” said Kimberly Aschauer who was born in Kalamazoo and then raised in Belleville and New Boston in Wayne County, Michigan. Her son was about to get married and she wanted results fast.

She looked into what a mini-facelift would cost. The $5,000 price tag eliminated that idea.

“I went home and got my makeup mirror, and I just couldn’t stop thinking. I just wished there was a way that I could look like this affordably,” said Aschauer. So Kimberly invented a way.

She fastened a piece of elastic between two small combs. She attached the combs to small braids on both sides of her face. Magically…without surgery…her face lifted.

“Right before my very eyes when I was looking in the mirror, I watched ten years come off my face!”

She called the invention “Facelift Bungee.” She came up with a clever way to market it, in a jar usually reserved for wrinkle creams. Then she started testing it on women.

The “before” and “after” pictures were impressive. - Full Article Source

05/21/12 - Dan Rather: Corporate Media 'Is In Bed With' Washington
Dan Rather slammed corporate media on Friday night, alleging that news coverage is guided by political interests and profits.

He went on to warn that everyone should be "concerned" about "the constant consolidation of media," saying that "no more than six" companies currently control 80% of the distribution of news.

"These large corporations, they have things they need from the power structure in Washington, whether it's Republican or Democrat, and of course the people in Washington have things they want the news to be reported," he said.

"To put it bluntly, very big business is in bed with very big government in Washington, and has more to do with what the average person sees, hears, and reads than most people know." - Full Article Source

05/21/12 - Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease
KeelyNet As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.

Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.

The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake.

The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.

It Is Not Working! - These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible. The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.

The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.

Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before.

Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.

Inflammation is not complicated -- it is quite simply your body's natural defence to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders.

However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process,a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial.

The rest of us have simply followed the recommended mainstream diet that is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated injury to our blood vessels. This repeated injury creates chronic inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.

Let me repeat that: The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine.

What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.

What does all this have to do with inflammation? Blood sugar is controlled in a very narrow range. Extra sugar molecules attach to a variety of proteins that in turn injure the blood vessel wall. This repeated injury to the blood vessel wall sets off inflammation. When you spike your blood sugar level several times a day, every day, it is exactly like taking sandpaper to the inside of your delicate blood vessels.

There is no escaping the fact that the more we consume prepared and processed foods, the more we trip the inflammation switch little by little each day. The human body cannot process, nor was it designed to consume, foods packed with sugars and soaked in omega-6 oils.

There is but one answer to quieting inflammation, and that is returning to foods closer to their natural state. To build muscle, eat more protein. Choose carbohydrates that are very complex such as colorful fruits and vegetables. Cut down on or eliminate inflammation- causing omega-6 fats like corn and soybean oil and the processed foods that are made from them.

One tablespoon of corn oil contains 7,280 mg of omega-6; soybean contains 6,940 mg. Instead, use olive oil or butter from grass-fed beef.

Animal fats contain less than 20% omega-6 and are much less likely to cause inflammation than the supposedly healthy oils labelled polyunsaturated. Forget the "science" that has been drummed into your head for decades. The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today.

What you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet. - Full Article Source

05/21/12 - 86 million Americans are ‘invisibly unemployed’
KeelyNet Job market dropouts.

A person is counted as part of the labor force if they have a job or have looked for one in the last four weeks. As of April, only 63.6% of Americans over the age of 16 fell into that category, according to the Labor Department. That’s the lowest labor force participation rate since 1981.

It’s a worrisome sign for the economy and partly explains why the unemployment rate has been falling recently. Only people looking for work are considered officially unemployed.

Last year there were 86 million people who didn’t have a job and weren’t consistently looking for one, according to Labor Department data.

Older people, ages 65 and over, account for more than a third. Young people between 16 and 24 make up another fifth. More than half don’t have a college degree and more than two thirds are white.

Many of the teens and 20-somethings may be enrolled in either high school or college full-time. And many of the over 65 crowd are probably retired.

But what about the other 36 million folks who fall in between?

The truth is, the Labor Department simply doesn’t know why they’re not in the labor force. Many may be staying home with children or other relatives. Some may have gone back to school or retraining programs. Others could be disabled and unable to work, and some may have retired early.

“Even in the best of times, there are millions of people who don’t want to work for a variety for reasons,” Hall said.

But he suspects the number of “disengaged” Americans, like Everett, is higher than usual as a direct result of the recession.

About six million people claim they want a job, even though they haven’t looked for one in the last four weeks. If they were to all start applying for work again, the unemployment rate would suddenly shoot up above 11%.

“At this point, the labor market is worse than people realize because people are discouraged. Certainly, a large number of workers have given up on the job market,” Hall said.

That said, the decline in labor force participation is not a new problem. After peaking at 67.3% in early 2000, the rate has been falling ever since. - Full Article Source

05/21/12 - Flock opinion Matters
KeelyNet Chickens can't speak, but they can definitely make themselves heard. Most people who have visited a poultry farm will recall chicken vocalization -- the technical term for clucking and squawking -- as a memorable part of the experience.

A collaborative project being conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia is investigating whether the birds' volubility can provide clues to how healthy and comfortable they are.

"Many poultry professionals swear they can walk into a grow-out house and tell whether a flock is happy or stressed just by listening to the birds vocalize," said Wayne Daley, a Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) principal research scientist who is leading the research. "The trouble is, it has proved hard for these pros to pinpoint for us exactly what it is that they're hearing."

Nevertheless, scientists are convinced that poultry farmers are detecting something real. Recent research at the University of Connecticut's Department of Animal Science indicates that it is indeed possible to differentiate how the birds react to various conditions based on their vocalizations.

"If what experienced farmers hear and sense can be defined and quantified, sensors to detect cues from the birds themselves could really make a difference in providing real-time information on house environment, bird health, and comfort," said Michael Lacy, head of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia.

"That's where being able to judge the flock's behavior can be so important," Daley said. "Your temperature sensors might say that things are fine, but the birds could be telling you that they think it's a bit too warm or other changes have occurred to make the conditions less than ideal."

From a poultry professional's viewpoint, the flock's opinion is probably the definitive one. Chickens take only six weeks to go from hatching to finished weight; stressful conditions can retard their growth, reducing their value when they go to market. - Full Article Source

05/21/12 - Geeks living off the grid are hard on batteries
KeelyNet Keeping expenses down is nearly a full time job when trying to live the homestead lifestyle. Our current culture makes it extremely difficult to survive completely on self made/grown things and bartering. They seem to be doing pretty well though.

One way he can reduce his costs while still getting to enjoy some modern gadgets is to get longer life out of his batteries.

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

A capacitive charger behaves like a constant current power supply dynamically adjusting the voltage to get over the batteries internal resistance. Plus there is a pulse from the AC/DC conversion. This allows for old batteries to last longer and for dumpster dived to be used as replacements. Capacitive chargers are small, silent and super efficent (up to 60% more so than cheap transformer based chargers).

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

05/21/12 - eBra and the eVest Health Monitors
The University of Arkansas doctor showed off his newest invention. It is basically a high tech sports bra and for guys an "e-vest."

"The data will be sent through the cell phone to the hospital...By the time you reach there, the doctor already has that," added Varadan.

A little device snaps onto the sports bra, and tracks blood pressure, body temperature, oxygen consumption, and it can even detect if you are about to have a heart attack.

"If you're ever in trouble and you have no one else, I guess if it got sent to a hospital that would be good," said Hannah West.

The technology is actually in the fabric and sends data directly to your cell phone. For many, the best part is it is all washable.

"I think a lot of people would like that aspect of it, for sure," said Michael Davis. - Full Article Source

05/21/12 - GPS 'smart shoe' that can track Alzheimer's sufferers on Google Maps
KeelyNet GPS technology can help Alzheimer's sufferers and their carers, with the release of a shoe that tracks the wearer's position and plots their position on Google Maps.

The GPS Smart Shoe embeds a GPS receiver and SIM card to send the shoe's position to a private tracking website - helping to find people if they wander off.

The shoes are available for both men and women, with either straps or shoelaces, and goes for around £300 a pair, with a monthly service plan of £30.

The transmitter is embedded in the base of the right heel and tracks the user's location in real time, sending that data at specified intervals to a central monitoring station.

If the wearer ever leaves a specified zone, the carer can track their whereabouts on the Aetrex website, which uses Google Maps to plot the position.

When the wearer wanders off wearing the GPS Shoe, their caregiver will immediately receive a geo-fence alert on their smartphone and computer, with a direct link to a Google map plotting the wanderer’s location.

'It’s all kinds of good and bad and ugly popping up when it comes to GPS tech these days, and that’s definitely a concern.

'There are enough people who make jokes about tracking a spouse, or what if you threw the shoe in the trunk of someone’s car and they never know it’s being used for that, that sort of thing.

'But at the same time, this shoe has been designed to serve a purpose, and it's to help caregivers, so we have a hard time believing someone would abuse this.' - Full Article Source

05/21/12 - U.S. Imposes Tariffs On Chinese Solar Cells
"The U.S. yesterday imposed tariffs of as much as 250 percent on Chinese-made solar cells to aid domestic manufacturers beset by foreign competition, though critics said the decision may end up raising prices and hurting the U.S. renewable energy industry.

The U.S. Commerce Department ruled that Chinese manufacturers sold cells in the U.S. at prices below the cost of production and announced preliminary antidumping duties ranging from 31 percent to 250 percent, depending on the manufacturer.

China criticized the action, saying the U.S. is hurting itself and cooperation between the world’s two largest economies.

The decision is meant to provide a boost to the U.S. solar manufacturing industry, where four companies filed for bankruptcy in the past year." - Full Article Source


05/18/12 - Nikola Tesla Wasn't God And Thomas Edison Wasn't The Devil


The Oatmeal is a fantastic comic that I recommend that you make a habit of reading. However, even the greatest can go astray, and I’m pained to admit that The Oatmeal has done so regarding someone I regard very highly, and that’s Nikola Tesla.

Alas, The Oatmeal has fallen prey to Tesla idolatry, confusing his genius for godhood and of course, setting up the now all-too-common ‘Edison as Tesla’s arch-villain’ narrative.

There are quite a few errors and misconceptions about both Tesla and Edison in this comic. But there one’s that I’ve seen before and are often repeated, so it’s worth the time, I think, to address some of the big ones.

Tesla Didn’t Invent Alternating Current And He Wasn’t A Major Power In The War Of The Currents.

Alternating current was developed in principle by Michael Faraday and in practice by Hippolyte Pixii in the early 19th century.

Practical devices employing AC in the medical world were developed before Tesla was even born.

Contemporaries of Tesla working for George Westinghouse developed practical methods of distributing AC power from power plants before Tesla came to work for Westinghouse.

Tesla himself actually studied the use of AC in college – he had an electrical engineering degree. (For those interested, here’s a nice, concise timeline of the development of alternating current.)

Now, did Tesla help refine AC? Yes. Did he make some key innovations that made it even more practical? Absolutely. No question about it. He had an intuitive understanding of electricity that I quite frankly envy. He could make it dance.

But was he indispensable to getting AC in place as the dominant means of electric power transmission? Almost certainly not.

George Westinghouse was the man who won the War of the Currents in the United States, and in Europe, AC won the wars almost before they started.

And the rabbit hole goes deeper if you look. Three HUGE plagiarists are Tesla, Edison and Einstein. I won't go into all the detail but one day will write it all up.

Tesla stole many of his ideas from John Keely and it so warped Tesla that he became obsessive/compulsive in later years in fear someone would put the timelines and 'discoveries' together to clearly show Keely preceded Tesla in several major discoveries.

Edison was by far the worst, setting up Menlo Park and hiring hundreds of experimenters and engineers to work on various projects which Edison claimed credit for, yet paying these poor fellows slave wages and slapping the Edison name on every patent with no mention of the true inventor.

Einstein stole ideas and concepts which had been around for DECADES and failed to give credit to the originators.

At least with Bill Gates, he sent out notices to the computing community that he planned to take all these standalone utilities and put them together into one coordinated system. Everyone said go for it and good luck, thus Microsoft and Windows were born.

Yet history paints Einstein as a singular genius whose ideas and theories were in fact lifted from others. - JWD - Full Article Source

05/18/12 - Disease: the Mystery Solved
KeelyNet Your body is a system of tubes. Physically, you are nothing more and nothing less than tubes. All 76 trillion cells are tubes. They are spherical unless pressed together, but they are tubes.

They let things in, they let things out; groceries in, garbage out. Cells are filled with tubes.

For example, organelles are tubes and so is DNA. When these cellular tubes gather together and make larger and longer tubes. The largest tube is the alimentary tubes starting at the mouth and running through the body to the back door.

Organs, like muscles and bones, are a plexi or gathering of tubes. Bones are hollow tubes within tubes creating hardened matrices of tubes, while the heart is a mass of tubes that connect over 250,000 miles of circulatory tubes.

These, along with the liver, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, nerves and brain, all are tubes.

What if 95 percent of all disease mysteries, close to 10,000 of them,
are really just blocked-clogged tubes?

Congestive (clogged) heart failure is clogged heart tubes. Si or no? Si! Asthma! Blocked lung tubes! Alzheimer's! Blocked brain tubes!

You might do well to ask, if you don't already know, what's blocking the tubes?

T-O=V which means Tubes - Obstruction = Vitality

So then what is the answer? The answer is plaque. Plaque is a substance that can coat the teeth; gather and clog the arteries, cover the brain and fill the lungs along with other destructiveness.

All 76 trillion cells of your body are tubes. The organelles inside the cells are tubes. DNA is tubes. Tubes that have problems are called disease. Tubes can be cut, smashed, burnt, become weak and balloon ... even burst.

Tubes though, mostly get clogged. Clogged tubes have 9,000 different names; cancer, congestive heart problems, memory loss, kidney dysfunction, diabetes, skin problems, etc. are simply the names of clogged tubes.

What clogs the Tubes? PLAQUE!!

(Digital download of the total material in this fascinating ebook can be found at the link for $10.00 if you want to know more and the cure. - JWD)

You can also remove plaque from the arteries as described at;

5278189 - Rath/Pauling Lipoprotein Removal patent
on the USPTO server abstract and basic details

The recommended dosage was 4 to 6 GRAMS of Lysine to be taken with 4 to 6 GRAMS of vitamin C.

As it was explained to him, one of these substances breaks the lipoprotein from the circulation system walls, the other substance dissolves the lipoproteins so the body can easily remove them.

Note, most vitamins and such are measured in milligrams and I was assured it was in GRAMS, not Milligrams. This is inline with Dr. Pauling's long standing recommendation for megadoses (high quantities) of vitamin C.

Both Lysine and Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) can be purchased at any natural food store and most pharmacies in the herb/vitamin section.

In my own studies of what causes aging, disease and death, over time, it made sense to me that the body was a giant filter..everything we eat and drink passes into our body and leaves detritus. This detritus clogs up the operation of a healthy, pure body, causes a reduction of energy and ionotophoretic forces and can produce inflammation and faulty DNA replications, resulting in cancers and other malfunctioning organs.

As the years passed, I came across this similar idea in the claims of Sanford Bennett, who developed a form of isotonic exercises that acted like a squeezed sponge to expel this accumulated detritus from the body and thus restore health.

Additionally, is the theory by Sanford Bennett;

everythingthatfollowsSanford Bennett - The Man Who Grew Young at 70 - In 1907 Sanford Bennett wrote a book called 'Exercising in Bed'. Bennett at the age of 50 had become an old man in poor health, suffering from a number of chronic complaints and many wrinkles. Despairing of relief from doctors and drugs he finally devised a series of some 35 different exercises to be done in bed before arising in the morning. After following them faithfully for years he had become, in all respects, a young man at 70. This was attested by medical examinations. His face had become smooth without a single wrinkle. His theory was that the body gets old through the accumulation of mineral deposits in the tissues, which finally become stiff and inelastic. The object of his exercises was to contract and then relax all the muscles and tissues to squeeze the mineral deposits out to be carried off in the blood stream. In 1912 he followed with another book called 'Old Age - Its Cause & Prevention'. If Bennett had not been killed by an accident when he was in his 80s he might have lived many more years. (you can download these books as pdf's from the Bennett site)


(Thanks to Ash for all the information he provided me about this view on health, quite fascinating. The $10 ebook provides a formula for a drink and health regimen that helps clear out the toxins and plaque from the body. - JWD) - Full Article Source

05/18/12 - From MIT Inventor To Tea Party Leader
KeelyNet "In the midst of Congressional races around the country, one stands out to techies. Thomas Massie, an MIT whiz kid who pioneered touch-based interfaces and founded SensAble Technologies in the 1990s, is the favorite to win the Republican nomination in his Kentucky district next week.

SensAble was recently sold on the cheap, but in a new exclusive, Massie explains why he left the haptics firm years ago to lead a simpler life of farming, family, and guns — lots of guns.

Along the way he built a solar-powered, off-the-grid house and became a local hero of the Tea Party.

Now Massie is leading the charge to get more engineers into politics, and if he wins, he could be a force to be reckoned with in Washington, DC."

People started telling Massie he should run for office. So in 2010, he ran for Judge-Executive of Lewis County—a position that is the executive and legislative head of the county government. He says he was swept up in “a wave of enthusiasm” over Rand Paul’s Senate campaign out of Kentucky. Massie ended up beating the incumbent by a 2-1 margin in the Republican primary, and won the general election 3-1 over the Democratic candidate (which is typical for that county).

But things have not gone smoothly for Massie in office—and that’s just how he wants it. “When you’re stalking waste within a government office, it’s like every rock that you turn over has a snake under it,” he says. Massie has been targeting waste, fraud, and abuse, starting with questioning electric bills, phone bills, contracts, and fees for things that don’t apply anymore.

Like the county being charged rental fees for property that had long been sold, paying for phone lines that had been disconnected for years, or buying stuff from a magistrate’s store.

He has upset a lot of entrenched powers, but has gained support from the masses for it. And he says that in his first nine months in office, he cut enough waste to pay his own salary for three years.

Interestingly, Massie also was inspired to run for office by something he heard during his MIT days. John Sununu, the former New Hampshire governor and White House Chief of Staff for George Bush, Sr., came to campus to speak (he’s an MIT alum). “He implored us as engineers to get involved in politics. Maybe that stuck in my brain for 20 years and popped out recently,” says Massie.

Massie recalls Sununu saying, “We need more engineers and fewer lawyers” in politics. As Massie explains, “Lawyers are taught to take a position, whether it’s right or wrong ideologically, and defend it—to go collect facts to support it.

Whereas engineers are taught the inverse of that, they’re taught to collect facts and then come up with an answer based on the facts.

He said, ‘That’s the kind of thought process we need more of in government.’ On the stump, that’s what I’m trying to convey, that we need more problem solvers in Washington, DC.” - Full Article Source

05/18/12 - Engine Could Boost Fuel Economy by Half
Delphi, a major parts supplier to automakers, is developing an engine technology that could improve the fuel economy of gas-powered cars by 50 percent, potentially rivaling the performance of hybrid vehicles while costing less.

A test engine based on the technology is similar in some ways to a highly efficient diesel engine, but runs on gasoline.

In conventional gasoline-powered engines, a spark ignites a mixture of fuel and air. Diesel engines don't use a spark. Instead, they compress air until it's so hot that fuel injected into the combustion chamber soon ignites.

Several researchers have attempted to use compression ignition with gasoline, but it's proved challenging to control such engines, especially under the wide range of loads put on them as a car idles, accelerates, and cruises at various speeds.

Delphi's approach, which is called gasoline-direct-injection compression ignition, aims to overcome the problem by combining a collection of engine-operating strategies that make use of advanced fuel injection and air intake and exhaust controls, many of which are available on advanced engines today. - Full Article Source

05/18/12 - Sell your projects with Club Jameco
KeelyNet Everyone’s favorite electronic component distributor, Jameco, rolled out a new way for you to make a few bucks off of your projects. It’s called Club Jameco and looks like a great place to design, sell, and learn about new projects from around the Internet.

The premise behind Club Jameco is simple. You send Jameco a short description of one of your projects. If the folks at Jameco think your project will sell, they’ll post it on Club Jameco for some feedback while you write up the instructions and the BOM. Once your project is done, Jameco will build it, sell it, and send you a nice royalty check in the mail.

Already there are some pretty neat projects up on Club Jameco like a build your own transformer kit and a photodiode geiger counter. We’re sure Hackaday readers have a few interesting projects up their sleeves, so we’ll wait patiently until we see them on Club Jameco.

(I have been a devoted Jameco customer for DECADES so was very pleased to see this new initiative from them. - JWD) - Full Article Source

05/18/12 - Building a Ranque-Hilsch vortex cooling tube
The Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube is an interesting piece of equipment. It can, without any moving parts or chemicals, separate hot and cold compressed gasses that are passed through it. Interestingly enough, you can cobble one together with very few parts for fairly cheap.

[Otto Belden] tossed one together in a weekend back in 2009 just to see if he could do it. His results were fairly good and he shared some video tutorials on its construction.

His latest version, which you can see in the video below, takes compressed air at about 78degrees and spits out about 112degrees on the hot side and 8degrees on the cold side. Not too bad!

Another homemade Ranque-Hilsch Vortex Cooling tube experiment. I took some thermal images of this one to help see what was going on inside. Check out my blog post about this for more testing details and construction information:

Here are the details of this home made tube:

Inlet Air Pressure: 551kPa (80psi);
Inlet Air Temp: 23.4°C (74°F);
Outlet Hot Temp: 44.8°C (112°F);
Outlet Cold Temp: -13°C (8.6°F)

Check out the Projects page on my blog and scroll down to Vortex Tubes for information about building Ranque-Hilsch Vortex tubes and a FAQ page: - Full Article Source

05/18/12 - Floating Cottages (Jul, 1956)


These beautiful new houseboats offer water lovers who can’t afford the luxury of a yacht all the advantages for lazy living.

Custom made Steel King is 46-footer sleeping four or more. Built by Grafton Boat Works.

This 24-foot job by the River Queen Boat Works has five-inch draft, costs $2,695.

Twin-hulled Spartan Mariner boasts three-room apt. Falls City Flying Service. Inc.

Floatahome is a 24-foot combination trailer-houseboat. Builders Norman Frey and Lawrence Pokallus estimate its cost at $2,500. less the motors.

(I look at these and think won't it be great when we have gravity control and we'll live in the air, these are examples. - JWD) - Full Article Source

05/18/12 - Paralyzed hand repaired by rewiring Nerves
"A 71-year-old man who became paralyzed from the waist down and lost all use of both hands in a 2008 car accident has regained motor function in his fingers after doctors rewired his nerves to bypass the damaged ones in a pioneering surgical procedure, according to a case study published on Tuesday."

The 71-year-old man, who had become paralyzed after he was injured in a car accident in 2008, still had limited arm, elbow and shoulder movement, but because the C7 vertebrae in his spinal cord had been crushed, the nerve circuits responsible for sending signals from the brain to the muscles in his hands were severed and all control was lost.

However, the nearby nerves had not been injured in the accident and surgeons were able to cut an undamaged nerve in the man’s elbow and connect it to the damaged nerve responsible for activating muscles in the hand responsible for grasping objects.

"The circuit [in the hand] is intact, but no longer connected to the brain,” Surgeon Ida Fox, an assistant professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Washington University, explained to the BBC. "What we do is take that circuit and restore the connection to the brain."

Surgeons explain that nerve transfer surgery is essentially borrowing a healthy and working nerve and transferring it into another nerve that has lost function. - Full Article Source

05/18/12 - FDA Panel Backs First Rapid, Take Home HIV Test
"American consumers may soon be able to test themselves for the virus that causes AIDS in the privacy of their own homes, after a panel of experts on Tuesday recommended approval of the first rapid, over-the-counter HIV test.

The 17 members of the Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously that the benefits of the OraQuick HIV test outweigh its potential risks for consumers.

While the test, which uses a mouth swab to return a result in 20 minutes, does not appear to be as accurate as professionally-administered diagnostics, panelists said it could provide an important way to expand HIV testing.

The FDA will make its final decision on whether to approve the product later this year, weighing the opinion of the panel." - Full Article Source

05/18/12 - UK Police Roll Out On-the-Spot Mobile Data Extraction System
"The Metropolitan Police has rolled out a mobile device data extraction system to allow officers to extract data 'within minutes' from suspects' phones while they are in custody.

'Ostensibly, the system has been deployed to target phones that are suspected of having actually been used in criminal activity, although data privacy campaigners may focus on potentially wider use.'"

The ACESO kiosk data extraction system comprises of an intuitive, fully-guided touchscreen desktop data acquisition tool, and will be used by dedicated officers responsible for tackling street crime and burglary.

"Mobile phones and other devices are increasingly being used in all levels of criminal activity," said Stephen Kavanagh, deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

"When a suspect is arrested and found with a mobile phone that we suspect may have been used in crime, traditionally we submit it to our digital forensic laboratory for analysis."

Kavanagh said the new system located within the boroughs themselves will enable "trained officers to examine devices and gives immediate access to the data in that handset".

He said: "Our ability to act on forensically-sound, time-critical information, from SMS to images contained on a device quickly gives us an advantage in combating crime, notably in terms of identifying people of interest quickly and progressing cases more efficiently."

Around 300 Met officers will be trained to use the system. It is not clear at this stage as to what will happen to the extracted data off a suspect's mobile if he or she is not charged with an offence after being arrested.

Some of the stolen electrical goods contained personal data, the Met said. It insisted however that the force has "rigorous" procedures in place to protect the security of information. - Full Article Source

05/18/12 - Americans Happy To Pay More For Clean Energy, But Only a Little More


"A recent study of over 1,000 folks for a paper published in Nature Climate Change has found that the average US citizen is inclined to pay a premium to ensure that by 2035, 80% of US power comes from clean energy.

At random, respondents received one of three "technological treatments" or definitions of clean energy that included renewable energy sources alone, renewable sources plus natural gas, and renewable sources plus nuclear power.

Delving into the socioeconomics, researchers found that Republicans, Independents, and respondents with no party allegiance were less likely by 25, 13 and 25 percentage points respectively to support a NCES (national clean energy standard) than respondents that identified themselves as Democrats."

We find that the average US citizen is willing to pay US$162 per year in higher electricity bills (95% confidence interval: US$128–260), representing a 13% increase4, in support of a NCES that requires 80% clean energy by 2035.

Support for a NCES is lower among non-whites, older individuals and Republicans.

We estimate that Senate passage of a NCES would require an average household cost below US$59 per year, and House passage would require costs below US$48 per year.

The results imply that an ‘80% by 2035’ NCES could pass both chambers of Congress if it increases electricity rates less than 5% on average. - Full Article Source

05/18/12 - Vermont Bans Fracking
"Vermont is the first state to ban fracking (hydraulic fracturing), a process that was to revolutionize the United States' position into a major producer of natural gas.

New York currently has a moratorium on fracking but it is not yet a statewide ban.

Video of the signing indicates the concern over drinking water as the motivation for Vermont's measures (PDF draft of legislation). Slashdot has frequently encountered news debating the safety of such practices." - Full Article Source

05/18/12 - US Justice Dept Defends Right To Record Police
KeelyNet "In recent times, it seems that many Police Departments believe that recording them doing their work is an act of war with police officers destroying the tapes, phones or cameras while arresting the folks doing it, but in a surprising twist, the US Justice Department has sent letter (PDF) to attorneys for the Baltimore Police Department — who have been quite heavy handed in enforcing their 'Don't record me bro!' mantra.

The letter contains an awful lot of lawyer babble and lists many court cases and the like, although some sections are surprisingly clear 'Policies should prohibit officers from destroying recording devices or cameras and deleting recordings or photographs under any circumstances.

In addition to violating the First Amendment, police officers violate the core requirements of the Fourteenth Amendment procedural due process clause when they irrevocably deprived individuals of their recordings without first providing notice and an opportunity to object.'

There is a lot more and it certainly seems like a firm foothold in the right direction." - Full Article Source

05/18/12 - More Power with a porcelain carburetor
The majority of the time most of us don't spend a lot of time thinking about our engines. We hop into the car, turn the key and head out to wherever we're going.

When we do notice the engine, however, it's usually when we hear it making sounds we're not accustomed to hearing or when the car feels a little different than it did before. Engines need to be looked after.

They need a check-up every now and then, and they also require some regular maintenance to keep them in good running condition. To help you take proper care of your engine and to keep it from creating serious problems.

Keeping the carburetor in good working order will keep your car running problem-free in all weather conditions. - Full Article Source

05/18/12 - Conservative song costs coach his job
Twenty-six-year-old Bryan Glover is a Christian who co-wrote a song called "When You're Holding a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail," which takes a dig at the current administration and what he believes to be the wrong moves for the U.S.

He sent a link to his song to everyone in his personal e-mail inbox, which included parents from Grassland Middle School, where he coached football.

"An hour-and-a-half after sending out the e-mail, I got the phone call from the head coach saying that he had had complaints from parents; he was told to fire me," the former coach accounts.

A number of supportive parents met with the principal and asked for reinstatement, but the school district is remaining firm.

The Williamson County superintendent refuses to say why the coach was fired, but he speculates that it could be an issue of how he obtained the parents' e-mail addresses -- even though the e-mail was sent from his personal account. - Full Article Source


05/15/12 - 12KW water fueled Generator from Pakistan
A mechanical engineer in Swat district has succeeded in inventing a power generator, which would use water as fuel after two decades of hard work on the project to produce cheap electricity.

Rehan Farooqi said he belonged to the family of mechanical engineers and his elders too had worked on various projects of public welfare. He maintained that he had managed to separate hydrogen gas from water to use it as fuel. “It was my dream since childhood to invent such a generator that would run on water. Finally my dream has come true,” Rehman said proudly.

He added the contraption, which was in its initial phase, could produce 12 kilowatts electricity by consuming only one litre of water and the power produced was enough for five hours use in a house.He said that the size of his invention was 4 by 4 feet and its price was affordable as he intended to help overcome the prevailing energy crisis in the country.

"I wanted to brighten the name of Pakistan and convey the message to the world that we are a talented and hardworking nation,” he said.“I have designed 12 kilowatt power generator that has been fitted with an engine of 1500 cubic centimeter,” he said, adding that he had introduced the generator to provide cheaper electricity to the general public who have been bearing the brunt of power outages.

“At least five megawatt electricity can be generated if this newly-designed generator is installed with the assistance of the government at different small projects in Swat,” he said, adding that the product would be soon marketed. - Full Article Source

05/15/12 - Cannabis Oil - (a possible) cure for Skin and Prostate Cancer
Make it viral! The world needs this now! A story of how cannabis extract oil cured David Triplett's cancer after he watched RUN FROM THE CURE: The Rick Simpson Story.

1974 study, from Medical College of Virginia: Antineoplastic Activity Of Cannabinoids

(2000) (Thanks to Lloyd Pye for sharing this. - JWD) - Full Article Source

05/15/12 - 'Devil's Breath' can block free will, wipe memory and even kill
KeelyNet Scopolamine often blown into faces of victims or added to drinks.

Within minutes, victims are like 'zombies' - coherent, but with no free will.

Some victims report emptying bank accounts to robbers or helping them pillage own house.

Drug is made from borrachero tree, which is common in Colombia.

Scopolamine can be blown in the face of a passer-by on the street, and within minutes, that person is under the drug’s effect - scopolamine is odourless and tasteless.

‘You can guide them wherever you want,’ he explained. ‘It’s like they’re a child.’

Black said that one gram of Scopolamine is similar to a gram of cocaine, but later called it ‘worse than anthrax.’ In high doses, it is lethal.

The tree common around Colombia, and is called the ‘borrachero’ tree – loosely translated as the 'get-you-drunk' tree.

Scopolamine is made from the Borrachero tree, which blooms with deceptively beautiful white and yellow flowers. It is said that Colombian mothers warn their children not to fall asleep under the tree, though the leafy green canopies and large yellow and white flowers seem appealing.

"VICE's Ryan Duffy went to Colombia to check out a strange and powerful drug called Scopolamine, also known as "The Devil's Breath." It's a substance so intense that it renders a person incapable of exercising free will. The first few days in the country were a harrowing montage of freaked-out dealers and unimaginable horror stories about Scopolamine. After meeting only a few people with firsthand experience, the story took a far darker turn than we ever could have imagined." - Full Article Source

05/15/12 - New Planet Found in Our Solar System?
An as yet undiscovered planet might be orbiting at the dark fringes of the solar system, according to new research.

Too far out to be easily spotted by telescopes, the potential unseen planet appears to be making its presence felt by disturbing the orbits of so-called Kuiper belt objects, said Rodney Gomes, an astronomer at the National Observatory of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro.

What's intriguing, Gomes said, is that, according to his new calculations, about a half dozen Kuiper belt objects—including the remote body known as Sedna—are in strange orbits compared to where they should be, based on existing solar system models. (Related: "Pluto Neighbor Gets Downsized.")

The objects' unexpected orbits have a few possible explanations, said Gomes, who presented his findings Tuesday at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Timberline Lodge, Oregon.

"But I think the easiest one is a planetary-mass solar companion"—a planet that orbits very far out from the sun but that's massive enough to be having gravitational effects on Kuiper belt objects.

For the new work, Gomes analyzed the orbits of 92 Kuiper belt objects, then compared his results to computer models of how the bodies should be distributed, with and without an additional planet.

If there's no distant world, Gomes concludes, the models don't produce the highly elongated orbits we see for six of the objects.

How big exactly the planetary body might be isn't clear, but there are a lot of possibilities, Gomes added.

Based on his calculations, Gomes thinks a Neptune-size world, about four times bigger than Earth, orbiting 140 billion miles (225 billion kilometers) away from the sun—about 1,500 times farther than Earth—would do the trick.

But so would a Mars-size object—roughly half Earth's size—in a highly elongated orbit that would occasionally bring the body sweeping to within 5 billion miles (8 billion kilometers) of the sun.

Gomes speculates that the mystery object could be a rogue planet that was kicked out of its own star system and later captured by the sun's gravity. (See "'Nomad' Planets More Common Than Thought, May Orbit Black Holes.")

Or the putative planet could have formed closer to our sun, only to be cast outward by gravitational encounters with other planets. - Full Article Source

05/15/12 - The Energy, Rhythm and Life of Bhangra
I recently stumbled on this incredibly fun and energetic Punjabi dance style called Bhangara (Bhangra). I think it came from the two fellows on Britains Got Talent 2008 who presented their very entertaining act as 'Signature'. The music and dance style intrigued me so I tracked down the song as Nachna Onda Nei and now the dance style as a mix of Michael Jackson and Bhangra. - Full Article Source

Signature on Britains Got Talent

Nachna Onda Nei

The Perfect Bhangra Dance

A Great Bhangra Song

05/15/12 - Space radiation passes through our body 60 times an hour
KeelyNet Particles of dark matter known as WIMPS - weakly interacting massive particles - are absorbed by everyone on Earth at a rate of about one a minute, as billions of the particles pass through us.

The physicists behind the theory claim the rays are harmless - and negligible next to known sources of radiation such as cosmic rays and the earth's radioactive radon gas.

'We are motivated by the fact that WIMPs are excellent candidates for the dark matter in the Universe,' say the researchers. 'Our estimates use a 70 kg human and a variety of WIMP masses and cross-sections. We find that, of the billions of WIMPs passing through a human body per second, the number that hit a nucleus correspond to almost one a minute.

'Though WIMP interactions are a source of radiation in the body, the annual exposure is negligible compared to that from other natural sources (including radon and cosmic rays), and the WIMP collisions are harmless to humans.' (Wonder how this affects aging and death? - JWD) - Full Article Source

05/15/12 - Gesture Control System Uses Sound Alone
When you learned about the Doppler Effect in high school physics class—the wave frequency shift that occurs when the source of the wave is moving, easily illustrated by a passing ambulance—you probably didn't envision it helping control your computer one day.

While other motion-sensing technologies such as Microsoft's own Kinect device use cameras to sense and interpret movement and gestures, SoundWave does this using only sound—thanks to the Doppler Effect, some clever software, and the built-in speakers and microphone on a laptop.

The speakers on a computer equipped with SoundWave software emit a constant ultrasonic tone of between 20 and 22 kilohertz. If nothing in the immediate environment is moving, the tone the computer's microphone hears should also be constant. But if something is moving toward the computer, that tone will shift to a higher frequency. If it's moving away, the tone will shift to a lower frequency.

This happens in predictable patterns, Tan says, so the frequencies can be analyzed to determine how big the moving object is, how fast it's moving, and the direction it's going. Based on all that, SoundWave can infer gestures.

The software's accuracy hovers in the 90 percent range, Tan says, and there isn't a noticeable delay between when a user makes a gesture and the computer's response. And SoundWave can operate while you're using the speakers for other things, too.

So far, the SoundWave team has come up with a range of movements that its software can understand, including swiping your hand up or down, moving it toward or away from your body, flexing your limbs, or moving your entire body closer to or farther away from the computer.

With these gestures, researchers are able to scroll through pages on a computer screen and control simple Web navigation. Sensing when a user approaches a computer or walks away from it could be used to automatically wake it up or put it to sleep, Tan says. - Full Article Source

05/15/12 - Location Selected For $1 Billion Ghost Town
"Although a fully operation city with no people sounds like the setup for a dystopian sci-fi novel, the Boston Globe reports that the Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation will develop a $1 billion scientific ghost town near Hobbs, New Mexico to help researchers test everything from intelligent traffic systems and next-generation wireless networks to automated washing machines and self-flushing toilets on existing infrastructure without interfering in everyday life.

Bob Brumley, senior managing director of Pegasus Holdings, says the town will be modeled after the real city of Rock Hill, South Carolina, complete with highways, houses and commercial buildings, old and new.

Unlike traditional cities, City Labs will start with its underground 'backbone' infrastructure that will allow the lab to monitor activity throughout the 17-mile site. Since nobody lives in the Center's buildings, computerized systems will mimic human behavior such as turning thermostats up and down, switching lights off and on, or flushing toilets.

The Center's test facilities and supporting infrastructure may require as much as 20 square miles of open, unimproved land where the controlled environment will permit evaluation of the positive and negative impacts of smart grid applications and integration of renewable energies for residential, commercial and industrial sectors of the economy. 'It's an amusement park for the scientists,' adds Brumley." - Full Article Source

05/15/12 - Britain to deploy 'sonic gun' at Olympics
The equipment, which can project a piercing sound over hundreds of metres causing physical pain, has been used during protests at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh in 2009 and against pirates operating off the Somali coast.

The LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device), made by U.S. company LRAD Corporation, can be mounted on the side of a ship or on the top of a vehicle. Some versions are roughly the same size and shape as a dustbin lid.

It can generate noises up to around 150 decibels, similar to a gunshot, and has a maximum range of 3 km or 1.8 miles.

The device can also emit a warning alarm that sounds like a police siren and "potentially prevents the use of harmful or deadly force", LRAD says on its website.

Police and military planners say they are preparing for a range of security threats at the Olympics including protesters trying to disrupt events and attacks using hijacked airliners. - Full Article Source

05/15/12 - Mindless, Brainwashed news
Newscaster misreads the positive tweet for Ron Paul replacing the good doctor's name with Mitt Romney.

Now this could have been voice dubbed but it doesn't look like it.

The reporter is just so 'out there' he ignores what is written and spews up his programming. See how easy we Americans are led? - Full Article Source


05/12/12 - VW Passat 78.5 MPG (Imperial) = 65.2 MPG US gallon in the UK
VW is not allowed by the US government to sell high milage cars to US consumers.

VW even makes the cars here that get 78 mpg but must ship it over seas.

I have added this link that shows a test drive world record with the passat which was 75 mpg US

*****UPDATE**** I am still upset with myself for saying "THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION"t. I understand that it is government regulations that crosses over all party lines. It was just that i had watch bama talking about better milage cars and that was what upset me to make? this video.

Please understand I do not place the blame on him alone, this has been going on for decades. It seems this one poorly said statement has put off a lot of people to this message. and the wrong camera angle. - Full Article Source

05/12/12 - Japanese 'culinary experiment' with ELECTRIFIED food
Researchers have created a gastronomic twist that might put off even the most adventurous foodie - electric food.

A team put a wire with an electric current into some lemonade to make it seem less sugary and more salty.

They have also done the same with cubes of cheese, although in taste tests one reviewer accidentally bit the wire and got a shock. The Japanese researchers hope that electric food might be used to make salt heavy foods less unhealthy.

This would mean those with diabetes or heart disease could still be able to enjoy their favourite foods because they are not so bad for them.

The electric food was developed by Meiji University student Hiromi Nakamura who said that as more electricity generates a deeper salt taste it could have a range of dietary applications.

He also suggested that it could be used for ‘taste sharing’ as the electronic data from a particular taste is recorded on his equipment and could be recreated at a later date.

Electricity has no nutritional value and no calories but does not change the chemical make-up of the food, he added.

Mr Nakamura’s experiment is currently a research project and does not yet have a commercial backer. - Full Article Source

05/12/12 - Did the Germans launch a crewed rocket into space in 1933?
KeelyNet On October 29, 1933, the London Sunday Referee published a report from Rugen, an island in the Baltic Sea, just off the coast of Germany. Someone named Otto Fischer had flown inside a 24-foot steel rocket, to an altitude of six miles. Were the Germans really testing out a rocket that could carry people, nearly three decades before Yuri Gagarin?

Reports said that Otto was the brother of the rocket's designer, Bruno Fischer. The flight had been made in total secrecy because of a fatal attempt at a launch the previous year, combined with the fact that the flight had been made under the auspices of the Reichswehr, the German War Ministry. The rocket, the Referee reported, had been constructed in the town of Barmbeck, near Hamburg, and transported to Rügen.

This all sounds pretty plausible, especially given all the matter-of-fact details combined with the fact that the Germans were in fact hotly pursuing rocket propulsion at the time. Added to this was the fact that Bruno Fischer really existed and was busily at work designing rockets. And in fact, the report caused a considerable fuss at the time it appeared.

The American Rocket Society, the Cleveland Rocket Society, the Austrian Rocket Society, the British Interplanetary Society, GIRD in the Soviet Union were all besieged for information about the amazing rocket flight.

The purpose of the rocket flight, they'd discovered, was to prove: that we are not living on the outside surface of the earth, but rather on the inside surface of a hollow sphere! This was the Hohlweltlehre, or Hollow Earth Doctrine, of Peter Bender that flourished in the anticultural Nazi movement (just as did the equally insane Welteislehre, or World Ice Theory, of Hörbiger, that had such a profound influence upon rocket car inventor Max Valier and German sci fi author Otto Willi Gail).

Franz Mengering, an engineer working for the city of Magdeburg, had hit upon the idea that the hollow earth theory could be proved, if a rocket launched vertically were to land in the antipodes. That is, traveling in a line straight up it would eventually land in the Pacific Ocean, somewhere southeast of New Zealand, which, according to the theory, was directly above Germany.

To their credit, the city officials didn't accept the hollow Earth argument, but instead suggested making the rocket a man-carrying one, figuring it would be a terrific publicity stunt for the town. Nebel agreed that he could build such a rocket and have it ready to launch by June 11, 1933. - Full Article Source

05/12/12 - Disney Research Can Turn Nearly Any Surface Into a Touch Screen
"Remember that scene in Fantasia where Mickey turns all the brooms into an army of workers? Well, Disney isn't quite there, yet.

But scientists with the company's research lab at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have been able to turn virtually any surface, including liquid water and the human body, into a multi-touch interface.

The new system is called Touché, and it is as awesome as it sounds."

Touché proposes a novel Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing technique that can not only detect a touch event, but also recognize complex configurations of the human hands and body.

Such contextual information significantly enhances touch interaction in a broad range of applications, from conventional touchscreens to unique contexts and materials.

For example, in our explorations we add touch and gesture sensitivity to the human body and liquids. We demonstrate the rich capabilities of Touché with five example setups from different application domains and conduct experimental studies that show gesture classification accuracies of 99% are achievable with our technology. - Full Article Source

05/12/12 - Defying gravity for new user interfaces
[Jinha Lee] at the MIT Media Lab created a new interface allowing new ways to modify and play with 3D objects. It’s called ZeroN, and it’s nothing short of a futuristic device straight out of Star Trek.

ZeroN is simply a platform for levitating a small spherical permanent magnet in 3D space. It does this by mounting a hall effect sensor on an electromagnet.

The hall sensor measure the strength of the magnetic field of the ball every few milliseconds and keeps the spherical magnet levitated. To move the object in 3D space, a few webcams track the ball over the platform and tell the electromagnet to move on a CNC-like x y table.

[Jinha] showed off a lot of cool stuff that is possible with the ZeroN; ping-pong is by far the coolest implementation, but it’s also possible to use the magnetic sphere to demonstrate n-body gravity or as a camera flying around a digital scene. - Full Article Source

05/12/12 - If you put all the water on Earth in one place
KeelyNet About 70 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth's water.

But water also exists in the air as water vapor, in rivers and lakes, in icecaps and glaciers, in the ground as soil moisture and earthgwaquifer.html, and even in you and your dog.

Still, all that water would fit into that "tiny" ball. The ball is actually much larger than it looks like on your computer monitor or printed page because we're talking about volume, a 3-dimensional shape, but trying to show it on a flat, 2-dimensional screen or piece of paper.

That tiny water bubble has a diameter of about 860 miles, meaning the height (towards your vision) would be 860 miles high, too! That is a lot of water. - Full Article Source

05/12/12 - Anti-WiFi Wallpaper Available Next Year
KeelyNet "A new type of wallpaper, which has been developed by scientists from the Institut Polytechnique Grenoble INP and the Centre Technique du Papier, will go on sale in 2013 after a Finnish firm Ahlstrom acquired the license.

What looks like a bog-standard wallpaper roll actually contains silver particles that allows it to filter out up to three different frequencies simultaneously. It is not the first time that such a technology has surfaced.

Back in 2004, BAE Systems was tasked by Ofcom to come up with a similar solution based on what was then called a stealth wallpaper.

It used copper instead of silver and blocked Wi-Fi signals while letting GSM, 4G and emergency calls through.

Back then, though, a square meter cost £500, whereas the Wi-Fi wallpaper devised by the French researchers should be priced reasonably, with costs matching those of a 'classic,' mid-range wallpaper according to M. Lemaître-Auger, from Grenoble INP." - Full Article Source

05/12/12 - Heathkit Educational Systems Closes Shop For Good
KeelyNet "'For the second time since 1992, Heathkit Educational Services (HES) has shuttered its doors. Rumors of the legendary kit-building company's demise were posted on, with several readers bringing the news to the attention of the ARRL.

In August 2011, Heathkit announced it was returning to the kit building business, and in September, that it would once again be manufacturing Amateur Radio kits. ...

On LinkedIn, a popular networking site, HES Chief Executive Officer Lori Marciniak listed her employment ending at Heathkit as of March 2012. Likewise, Heathkit's Marketing and Sales Director Ernie Wake listed his employment ending in April 2012.

An unsubstantiated report on Wikipedia states that "[in] December 2011, Heathkit Educational Systems laid off most employees and in March 2012, the company indefinitely suspended operations."'

It looks like Heathkit is gone for good. Their plans on re-entering the kit market died with the current economy." - Full Article Source

05/12/12 - Replicating the fancy touch sensor that uses anything
[Sprite_tm], a name many of you will recognize from these pages, has wasted no time in replicating the latest cool thing in a much simpler fashion.

En Garde is a touch sensor that can detect up to 32 different points of contact on… whatever you use as the surface. He couldn’t sit idly by and let the Disney funded one from yesterday keep the spot light. As you can see in the video, it works pretty well.

If he didn’t tell you that his can only detect up to 32 points as opposed to the 200 of the other, you probably wouldn’t even notice the difference.

Of course, [Sprite_tm] also shares how you could easily beef his up to be even more precise. You can also download his source code an schematics from his site and give it a try yourself. - Full Article Source

05/12/12 - How Would Driver-less Cars Change Motoring?
"BBC reports that as Nevada licenses Google to test its prototype driver-less car on public roads, futurists are postulating what a world of driver-less would cars look like.

First, accidents would go down. 'Your automated car isn't sitting around getting distracted, making a phone call, looking at something it shouldn't be looking at or simply not keeping track of things,' says Danny Sullivan. Google's car adheres strictly to the speed limit and follows the rules of the road.

'It doesn't speed, it doesn't cut you off, it doesn't tailgate,' says Tom Jacobs, a spokesman for the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. Driver-less cars would mean a more productive commute. 'If you truly trust the intelligence of the vehicle, then you get in the vehicle and you do our work while you're traveling,' says engineer Lynne Irwin.

They would mean fewer traffic jams. 'Congestion would be something you could tell your grandchildren about, once upon a time.'

Driver-less cars could extend car ownership to some groups of people previously unable to own a car, including elderly drivers who feel uncomfortable getting behind the wheel at night, whose eyesight has weakened or whose reaction time has slowed."

Another reader points out an article suggesting autonomous cars could eventually spell the end of auto insurance. - Full Article Source

05/12/12 - Wear a Mask During a Protest In Canada: 10 Years In Jail
"The Conservative government of Steven Harper in Canada has proposed a new bill that would impose a jail term of 10 years for anyone wearing a mask while 'participating in a riot or unlawful assembly.'

The conservative backbencher who proposed the bill makes it clear that he intended it to allow police to arrest anyone wearing a mask 'before protests spiral out of control.'

Since this is the same government that arrested hundreds of protesters during the G8/G20 summit using a law that didn't actually exist, it raises the question as to how they will define 'unlawful.'

The 10-year penalty is more than double the penalty awarded to a person who murdered someone in a fit of 'road-rage' recently." - Full Article Source


05/09/12 - The True 7 Wonders of the World

(Thanks Norman for this beautiful piece. - JWD)
- from an email - Permalink

05/09/12 - How Romanian Fortune Tellers Used Google To Fleece Victims
KeelyNet "The internet has made many things easier, but unfortunately this also includes crime: it seems that nowadays not even people wanting to know their future are safe from fraud.

Two fortune tellers are being investigated, after the Romanian police uncovered that they have utilized some extraordinary help in their clairvoyant acts.

The pair used information collected from internet search and social networks to gain the trust of their customers, claiming that they could see their personal data through their crystal ball.

In some cases, they also used high-tech surveillance techniques such as hidden cameras and phone tapping.

But they didn't stop at merely spying on their victims: their most bizarre case involved a scuba diver dressed as a monster." - Full Article Source

05/09/12 - How you can use Jury Nullification to fight unjust laws?
Jury nullification occurs when a jury returns a verdict of "Not Guilty" despite its belief that the defendant is guilty of the violation charged. The jury in effect nullifies a law that it believes is either immoral or wrongly applied to the defendant whose fate they are charged with deciding.

Judges have worried that informing jurors of their power to nullify will lead to jury anarchy, with jurors following their own sympathies. They suggest that informing of the power to nullify will increase the number of hung juries.

Some judges have argued that informing jurors of their power to nullify places too much weight on their shoulders--that is easier on jurors to simply decide facts, not the complex issues that may be presented in decisions about the morality or appropriateness of laws.

On the other hand, jury nullification provides an important mechanism for feedback. Jurors sometimes use nullification to send messages to prosecutors about misplaced enforcement priorities or what they see as harassing or abusive prosecutions. Jury nullification prevents our criminal justice system from becoming too rigid--it provides some play in the joints for justice, if jurors use their power wisely. - Full Article Source

05/09/12 - Volkswagen Hover Car
The Volkswagen hover car is a product of the "People's Car Project" in China, which called upon customers to contribute design ideas for Volkswagen's model of the future.

The crowd-sourcing initiative debuted in China last year and, to date, has inspired 33 million website visitors to submit 119,000 ideas.

The hovercraft, as seen in the concept video above, uses electromagnetic levitation to float along its own grid above the regular road network; distance sensors keep the craft from colliding with other vehicles. The disc-shaped pod seats two people and is controlled by a joystick that offers amazing maneuverability. The car can move both back-and-forth and side-to-side and can even spin on an axis. To top it off, the concept car produces zero emissions. - Full Article Source

05/09/12 - 6 reasons why working prototypes attract investors
A prototype doesn't need to look great, or be built to scale, but it had better accurately translate your vision into something real and tangible. For less tangible products, like software, it should simulate the look and feel of the final product on relevant base hardware. Here are some key objectives to keep in mind when designing your prototype to make it attractive to investors:

1. Validate the customer need and opportunity. I always hate it when I see startups invest millions of dollars in technology before they validate their ideas in the market, only to find that customers seem to be looking for something slightly different. Test your idea early in a form that is easy and inexpensive to modify.

2. Demonstrate to you and your team that your idea is implementable. No matter how strong your vision and theory, you won't know for sure until you see it, that it really works. Even the best ideas often fail. Even when it works, key members of your team may not understand it all until they can touch and feel it.

3. Leverage the technology to change directions as needed. In these days of rapid change, almost every startup has to adapt its solution, business model, or target customer. A pre-production prototype will allow you to be adaptive without dire consequences.

4. Convince potential investors to take you seriously. Venture capitalists and angels are all about reducing risk. Per the above points, if you have a validated a working prototype, investment risks are dramatically reduced. These days, if you don't have a proven prototype, investors probably won't even talk to you.

5. Early start on testing performance, materials and quality. Working with the prototype will help you determine the best materials, like metal versus plastic, to assure acceptable performance and durability. Don't wait for the final production model to find out that your product has a weak link in one of the common environments.

6. Basis for working with vendors to finalize costs, manufacturing, and marketing. After the market and product have been validated, the real challenge comes. You need to find vendors who can deliver in less cost and time than competitors, and build distribution and support channels. A prototype is the three-dimensional version of your vision. - Full Article Source

05/09/12 - Invention removes mercury from fish
KeelyNet The Marinade Express is a countertop vacuum tumbler developed by Ned Thornton of Janesville. The machine is used to remove contaminants from and add flavoring to food.

A recent breakthrough for the company was working with John Ejnik, an assistant professor of chemistry at UW-Whitewater, Thornton said. Ejnik researched removing mercury from fish using the Marinade Express.

When he considered warnings posted along some state lakeshores limiting the amount of fish people should eat, Thornton saw an opportunity for a smaller, home model.

Chronic exposure to mercury results in memory loss, speech difficulties, troubles with vision, and cardiovascular problems in adults. Children and the unborn exposed to mercury can face neurological damage that impairs development, leads to low intelligence and inhibits school performance.

"Mercury is distributed throughout a fish's muscle tissue. The only way to reduce mercury intake is to reduce the amount of contaminated fish you eat."

Thornton and Ejnik believe they have found another way to reduce mercury intake.

Additional research is necessary to expand the versatility of the tumbler.

"We already know the process stops the formation of free radicals prior to cooking and removes other toxins, but we would like UW-Whitewater to do a complete research analysis of the most efficient ways to achieve this using the Marinade Express," Thornton said. "Preliminary research shows that our process removes many contaminants from food, including those that could cause cancer."

Free radicals attack normal cells, causing damage that increases with age. Heart disease and cancer are associated with damage caused by free radicals. - Full Article Source

05/09/12 - Terrifying thrill-ride
This insane (Russian?) theme-park thrill ride nauseates me even at 320x240 11fps. I think if I was actually in its presence, I'd boot so hard that I'd open a wormhole to another dimension. - Full Article Source

05/09/12 - Fundraising online with Crowd Tilt
KeelyNet Kickstarter gets a ton of publicity as a way for organizations to raise money online. For individuals, “Crowdtilt” might be a better option.

We saw examples of people who raised money for a baby gift, an urban garden, a party, a high school reunion, and so on.

You set a goal and invite friends to donate. Their credit cards are charged only if the campaign “tilts,” meaning you reached your goal.

The funds either get deposited in your bank account or your PayPal account. Post videos or photos to provide a little enticement for your fundraising.

The site uses Facebook accounts so potential donors know who they’re donating to.

The downside is that CrowdTilt collects 2.5 percent of the amount you raise. Still, this is a fairly nice way to put your hand out. - Full Article Source

05/09/12 - Philips Releases 100W-Equivalent LED Bulb, Runs On Just 23 Watts
"The Light Fair convention kicks off in Las Vegas this week, so there will be any number of related announcements coming soon. Lighting giant Philips is starting things off early with the announcement of their 100W-equivalent LED bulb, the AmbientLED 23W.

The model produces 1700 lumens, putting it at a very respectable 73.9 lm/W. The unveiling comes shortly after Philips' L Prize bulb was made available to consumers. That bulb currently sells for about $60 and is a more efficient light source, capable of 94 lm/W.

The two use similar designs; for example, both take advantage of remote phosphor, but the AmbientLED 23W (it will be called the EnduraLED in non-consumer applications) is brighter and lacking in some of the performance characteristics of the L Prize winner, including luminous efficiency and color accuracy. Philips' 100W-equivalent bulb will be available some time in the fourth quarter. Pricing has yet to be announced, but it will likely be well over $30." - Full Article Source

05/09/12 - Scientists Solve Mystery of Ireland's Moving Boulders
"How has a 78-ton boulder traveled 130 meters inland from the sea since 1991? Live Science reports that geologists have puzzled for years over the mysterious boulders that litter the desolate coastline of Ireland's Aran Islands that somehow move on their own when no one is looking.

The sizes of the boulders in the formations range 'from merely impressive to mind-bogglingly stupendous,' writes geoscientist Rónadh Cox. While some researchers contend that only a tsunami could push these stones, new research finds that plain old ocean waves, with the help of some strong storms, do the job.

Some boulders move inland at an average rate of nearly 3 meters per decade, with one rock moving 3.5 meters vertically and 69 meters horizontally in one year. The team compared modern high-altitude photos of the coastline to a set of meticulous maps from 1839 that identified the location of the boulders' ridges — nearly 100 years after the most recent tsunami to hit the region, which struck in 1755.

The Aran cliffs rise nearly vertically out of the Atlantic (video), leaving very deep water close to the shore. As waves slam into the sheer cliff, that water is abruptly deflected back out toward the oncoming waves.

This backflow may amplify subsequent waves resulting an occasional storm wave that is much larger than one would expect. 'There's a tendency to attribute the movement of large objects to tsunami,' says Cox. 'We're saying hold the phone. Big boulders are getting moved by storm waves.'" - Full Article Source

05/09/12 - Facebook Spammers Make $20M, Get $100K Fine
"Adscend Media, which has been making up to $20M a year from so-called 'likejacking' spam on Facebook, has reached an agreement with the Attorney General of Washington to stop those activities and pay $100,000 in court costs.

Among other nefarious techniques, Adscend would overlay Facebook 'like' buttons with provocative photos to spread links to ads from which Adscend would earn referral fees.

Adscend also settled out of court with Facebook for an undisclosed amount." - Full Article Source

05/09/12 - FDA May Let Patients Buy More Drugs Without Prescriptions
"The Washington Times reports that the Food and Drug Administration may soon permit Americans to obtain some drugs used to treat conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes without obtaining a prescription.

They may allow patients to diagnose their ailments by answering questions online or at a pharmacy kiosk in order to buy current prescription-only drugs for conditions such as high cholesterol, certain infections, migraine headaches, asthma or allergies.

Some pharmacists embrace the notion that they should be able to dole out medication for patients' chronic conditions without making them go through a doctor. 'This could eliminate the need for a physician visit for certain meds that may have been prescription prior to this change,' said Ronna Hauser, vice president of policy and regulatory affairs for the National Community Pharmacists Association.

'However, there may be circumstances when a patient might need a physician visit and diagnosis and original prescription to start therapy but could continue on that therapy with pharmacist refill authorization capabilities.'" - Full Article Source

05/09/12 - 7 in 10 people connect the dots for Global Warming
New data released last month by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities show that a lot of Americans are growing far more concerned about climate change, precisely because they’re drawing the links between freaky weather, a climate kicked off-kilter by a fossil-fuel guzzling civilization, and their own lives.

After a year with a record number of multi-billion dollar weather disasters, seven in ten Americans now believe that “global warming is affecting the weather.” No less striking, 35 percent of the respondents reported that extreme weather had affected them personally in 2011. As Yale’s Anthony Laiserowitz told the New York Times, “People are starting to connect the dots.”

Which is what we must do. As long as this remains one abstract problem in the long list of problems, we’ll never get to it. There will always be something going on each day that’s more important, including, if you’re facing flood or drought, the immediate danger.

This is a full-on fight between information and disinformation, between the urge to witness and the urge to cover-up. The fossil-fuel industry has funded endless efforts to confuse people, to leave an impression that nothing much is going on. But -- as with the tobacco industry before them -- the evidence has simply gotten too strong.

Once you saw enough people die of lung cancer, you made the connection. The situation is the same today. Now, it’s not just the scientists and the insurance industry; it’s your neighbors. Even pleasant weather starts to seem weird. Fifteen thousand U.S. temperature records were broken, mainly in the East and Midwest, in the month of March alone, as a completely unprecedented heat wave moved across the continent. Most people I met enjoyed the rare experience of wearing shorts in winter, but they were still shaking their heads. Something was clearly wrong and they knew it. - Full Article Source

05/09/12 - Chamba's law explains why the potholes never go away?
KeelyNet Chamba means 'paid work' or better yet 'make work'. I never understand why mexicans put up with horrible cobblestone streets with too high speed bumps that create so many problems for vehicles.

When they do repair the streets, sometimes they install tiles which look very pretty for about a week. Then trucks and buses and other traffic dislodge the tiles and they go flying. This requires street gangs to be hired to close off that portion of road and repair it.

The repair uses the same tiles which of course come loose again and leave new potholes. A simple fix is cement or better yet, asphalt.

When I've asked about this, I'm told they continue this chinese fire drill because it 'makes work' for people for years.

Asphalt would cost more but have a much longer life before potholes occur, but worst of all, there would be little future jobs because of this more reliable pavement method. And future jobs is what its all about so they stick with horrible streets because their repair will generate future jobs. It makes no sense to me but it is not my country and I have no say in the matter.

Chamba is the word used to include this incessant repair of streets and intentionally designed senescence.

There used to be a gringo here named Dennis. He would complain about the backward things that upset him and say, "and that, is why Mexico will forever be, a 3rd world country." After several years here, he decided to return to his home in the US. - Full Article Source

05/09/12 - Voting Fraud by Govt officials caught on tape
Your lawmakers are voting more then once for the same bill, they are actually voting for their buddies and are even blatant enough to cast other lawmakers votes for them when they have their back turned!

What would happen to you if police caught you on video fraudulently voting? Would cops quickly arrest you and throw you in jail, only to have the District Attorney immediately charge you with fraud?

What would happen to elected government officials if they were caught doing the same? Absolutely nothing?

Riddle says voting for other members is done out of necessity. "We have a lot of amendments," Riddle said. "We don't have lunch breaks, dinner breaks, restroom breaks." Necessity or not, one thing is clear, they aren't supposed to be doing it. According to the official House rules--written, voted and approved by lawmakers at the beginning of the session--"Any member found guilty by the House of knowingly voting for another member on the voting machine shall be subject to discipline deemed appropriate by the House."

So, should lawmakers do it? "No, there's no question," Weiss said. "On face value it appears to be a blatant violation, an affront, of their own rules." It is against their own rules. But the issue is with enforcement. It is the speaker's job to make sure rules are followed. When CBS 42 asked Speaker of the House Tom Craddick's spokesperson about it, she just shrugged her shoulders and said it was up to the House members to decide what do to if there's a violation. Although the practice is widespread, CBS 42 couldn't find any instances of lawmakers being disciplined for voting more than once. - Full Article Source


05/06/12 - The United States Budget Dilemma
Alarming! Washington's dilemma. Soaring debt and a budget congress can't balance! This video will explain WHY. Every person in AMERICA should watch this video! (Thanks to Norman Wootan for the headsup. - JWD)


WE HAVE TRIPLED THE MONEY SUPPLY IN THE LAST FEW YEARS! To fix this problem entitlements must pretty much go away...cut government by more than 50%...go to a flat tax...and much more...people better get prepared to live a 1930s lifestyle because its coming!

If you made $100,000 a year you'd try to spend $1,000,000. This is why Democrats shouldn't be allowed near the checkbook. They think like 5 year olds in a candy store GIMME GIMME GIMME without any thought as to who pays for the candy. get a grip...

In my 1997 book "Preparing For The Worst," I warned that debt would be our downfall. Debt is the ultimate form of bondage. You can argue economics all you want; but you can't spend more than you make. This can't be stopped. No politician will cut entitlements, so like a giant snowball rolling downhill it will only get bigger...until it crashes. The question is not "If," it's "When?" My advice: Build an Ark...a place of refuge...because it's going to get worse, a lot worse, before it gets better.

Limited liability corporations, family trusts, holding companies, offshore enterprises. While these tax shelters for rich Americans are legal, they also deprive the U.S. Treasury of scores of billions each year, increasing the relative burden on less-affluent taxpayers. The exploitation of these breaks demands public attention!!

I agree we should cut government spending and entitlements. Let's start with cutting the salaries, perks, benefits, retirement plans and entitlements of the members of congress! The group of people that treat themselves like royalty and vote themselves pay raises and increased benefits with no oversight. They are the "public servants" but they don't serve, they RULE.

Mismanagement got us here. I have never seen anything not fixable yet. It is time to demand a reasonable budget effort then start the painful process of cutting expenditures government wages is the place to start. Legislators should set an example by reducing expenditures. The UN lives off us fire them send their leech sucking reps home. Try one year without giving foreign assistance; sorry but it has to be done. Call all troops home. Put them on the borders. Send all illegals home.

Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who is addressing this problem in a realistic manner.

This is what happens when a country outsources everything overseas, gives free money to those who refuse to get a job, that riot when they don't get the nipple. The creation of useless non-productive federal agencies tied to the Code of Federal Regulations, year after year, does even more damage. We are not in Kansas anymore.

Totally agree my friend. The answer lies in neither Party... at this stage there is no practical solution to the problem. First, the problem has to be identified... and the answer is Congress!!!! a totally corrupt Congress. This fact is undeniable.... these people are bought and paid for.... and have been for years. They and only THEY have the purse strings.?

We have spent way more money than we bring in for years. When bama took office our economy was in shambles and they should have cut way back on spending but we did the opposite, Big Gov't. borrowing more money. Inflation is going to hit hard and the dollar bubble will pop.

"A house divided against itself cannot stand" Our federal government divides us by economic, social and racial lines ensuring that while we fight amongst ourselves, they maintain their power. I believe it would scare the pants off of Washington insiders if we stopped paying attention to what divides all of us and turned all our eyes toward and against them.

We seriously need to revise tax codes (remove loopholes) or go with flat tax. Then review Medicare, Medicaid and pensions for fraud - there is a LOT of it and people are receiving benefits who should never ever get a check. Smaller federal government, as identified in the Constitution, more oversight at the state level with stiff penalties for fraud. But to start, we need to kick out this administration. No change at the top? No change in your pocket.

Vote Ron Paul if you actually want to see an end to deficit spending.

Dems want more taxes, GOP wants less government -- the budget will NEVER BE BALANCED the way the country is going. The ONLY solution is a FAIR TAX and an iron-clad balanced budget amendment. Politicians know this but are all too cowardly to propose it. A fair tax can easily be adjusted to make receipts match expenditures. Also, every expenditure needs to have a corresponding payment plan, so Dems can't just spend money they don't have. A fair tax taxes the rich every time they buy something.

We spend almost a trillion dollars a year in food stamps. Instead of feeding millions of ghetto rats and drug dealers Alaskan crab legs and filet mignons on OUR dime, make them for for the grub like the rest of us. There ya go, I fixed a trillion dollars of it. Of course the votes bought with food stamps will be gone. Poor Democrats. By the way, we actually PAY into social security, so it's an insult to lump it in with the bums on welfare.

Excellent video. Well researched and expertly presented. However, disagree with the conclusion. The politicians – democan and republicrat (as there is no difference between them) created these massive irreversible debt problems by bailing out banksters, borrowing from foreign countries, waging illegal wars and throwing “free” bribe money to voters. Any citizen accepting responsibility for their actions condones their crimes against humanity. Those responsible must be held accountable.

The deeply flawed notion that "government can't cut entitlements or there will be riots in the streets" is simply made up - a purely fictitious invention to terrorize the people into accepting insane policies that will result in the destruction of our country. To understand what is happening, why it is happening and who is driving it, read "The Creature From Jekyll Island" by Edward Griffin.

I agree with one thing the guy says, Government Pensions cost as much as Social Security and Medicare together. Plus, the VA and Military Pensions cost another $125 Billion a year. At MilitaryCom, there is an article today from Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) calling for Military TRICARE funding to be cut. The Constitution promised to pay for combat veteran's healthcare during wars, not their entire familes for the rest of their lives. Cut Gov and Mil Pensions. BTW, I'm a Vietnam Vet.

This is a crock. Doesn't say one word about expenses for supporting illegals or money given to foreign governments or getting people off unemployment and back to work so they can pay taxes. People have paid into social security and medicare all their working years so this is not a give away. Unmarried welfare mothers with 8 or 9 kids drawing SSI for each kid is a give away program. I'm still trying to figure out how NAFTA helped me and all the other unemployed people.

Half of the country does not pay federal income tax, and about 70% of the people draw some type of government benefit. Looking at IRS data, those making over 380,000 pay 40% of all taxes collected. Those making under 33,000 a years, pay little to no tax. If you make less 25,000 a year, and have 4 kids, you pay no taxes, but receive a government check, of 1000, per kid, from the child earned income tax credit. People paying no taxes receiving tax return checks?....go figure.

WRONG, Did you not even watch the video? IT IS THE ENTITLEMENTS that are killing us. We are putting money into a dead end for the poor CONTRIBUTE NOTHING to society while they sit home on their asses, (make babies) and (drink and) do drugs. We need to STOP TAKING money away from the private sector, which creates wealth, and stop giving it to dead beats. If the Gov. let us keep more of our money, then the non-profits could deal with the poor. Gov generosity is killing us.

No problem. Any average person on the street could solve this. It is time for a little isolationism and no more foreign aid and that includes illegal aliens in this country now. The USA has ample resources to take care of it's own for a very long time. The globalists have the USA in their sights and will not stop until they break the USA's back. It can be stopped with plain old common sense, but there appears to be a shortage of this now days.. - Full Article Source - Permalink

05/06/12 - Magnetic Polar Shifts Causing Massive Global Superstorms
Superstorms can also cause certain societies, cultures or whole countries to collapse. Others may go to war with each other.

Forget about global warming—man-made or natural—what drives planetary weather patterns is the climate and what drives the climate is the sun's magnetosphere and its electromagnetic interaction with a planet's own magnetic field.

When the field shifts, when it fluctuates, when it goes into flux and begins to become unstable anything can happen. And what normally happens is that all hell breaks loose. Magnetic polar shifts have occurred many times in Earth's history. It's happening again now to every planet in the solar system including Earth.

The magnetic field drives weather to a significant degree and when that field starts migrating superstorms start erupting. The superstorms have arrived A Danish study published in the scientific journal Geology, found strong correlation between climate change, weather patterns and the magnetic field.

"The earth's climate has been significantly affected by the planet's magnetic field, according to a Danish study published Monday that could challenge the notion that human emissions are responsible for global warming. "'Our results show a strong correlation between the strength of the earth's magnetic field and the amount of precipitation in the tropics,' one of the two Danish geophysicists behind the study, Mads Faurschou Knudsen of the geology department at Aarhus University in western Denmark, told the Videnskab journal.

"He and his colleague Peter Riisager, of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), compared a reconstruction of the prehistoric magnetic field 5,000 years ago based on data drawn from stalagmites and stalactites found in China and Oman." In the scientific paper "Midday magnetopause shifts earthward of geosynchronous orbit during geomagnetic superstorms with Dst = -300 nT" the magnetic intensity of solar storms impacting Earth can intensify the effects of the polar shift and also speed up the frequency of the emerging superstorms. Pole reversal may also be initiating new Ice Age. (Thanks to Joel McClain for the headsup. - JWD) - Full Article Source

05/06/12 - Futuristic Hydrogel to Grow Food on Desert Sand
KeelyNet Substituting an industrially produced hydrogel for soil makes it possible to farm on sterile desert sand. Similarly to Pink LEDs Grow Future Food with 90% Less Water, this amazing sci fi technology allows the farming of the desert, with 80 percent less water than needed in traditional farming.

The hydrogel technology is the invention of Waseda University Visiting Professor Yuichi Mori, who has years of experience in developing polymeric membranes for use in medical technologies such as blood purification and oxygen enrichment.

His hydrogel membrane–based plant cultivation technology has a unique membrane technology [PDF]. The simple system is much more portable than traditional hydroponics.

Mori has launched a company, Mebiol, to commercialize the technology, which solves many of the farming problems found in deserts, the age-old agricultural problems due to the unpredictability of water supplies. The plants grow on a thin hydrophilic film made of hydrogel, which allows the passage of water and nutrients such as various ions, amino acids and sugars but not bacteria, fungi and viruses. This protects plants from diseases; use of pesticide is minimized.

The membrane looks like a plastic sheet allows for no-soil and low-soil farming, with the water and fertilizer separate from the plants roots. The roots remain dry while drawing water and nutrients from below the membrane, and oxygen from the air. Lettuce and other leaf vegetables can be grown with no soil.

Hydrogels are networks of hydrophilic (which means “water-loving”) polymer chains, sometimes found as a colloidal gel in which water is the dispersion medium. The hydrogel membrane in the Imec technology is only microns thick. Other formulations of hydrogels have uses in medical treatment for blood purification and oxygen enrichment, and in water treatment for desalination and purification.

In agriculture use, along with eliminating the soil contamination that affects productivity and the quality of crops, one of the interesting side effects is that the plants synthesize a lot of sugar. The “water stress” the Imec membrane creates induces crops like tomatoes to synthesize large amounts of sugar, lycopene and other beneficial elements, leading to greater sweetness and higher nutritional value.

After testing the technology successfully in Dubai, one of the world’s most inhospitable environments for agriculture, the Sahara could be next.

And once he makes the desert bloom, Dr Mori believes that even less likely conditions could be roped in for producing crops for a rapidly growing world population.

The technology will even allow cultivation on ice – or concrete! - Full Article Source

05/06/12 - 13-Year-Old CEO Who Invented A Cure For Hiccups
KeelyNet Kievman is preparing to launch her product, the Hiccupop, a hiccup-stopping lollipop of her own invention. She has a patent pending, financial backers, and a team of business consultants (in training). Here's her story:

What are Hiccupops? Kievman got the idea after trying to tame a stubborn bout of hiccups two years ago by using any home remedy she came upon: Drinking saltwater, sipping water out of an upside-down cup, eating spoonfuls of sugar, slurping pickle juice.

After testing about 100 folk remedies, Kievman picked three of her favorites — sugar, apple cider vinegar, and lollipops — and combined them. I'm still "tweaking the taste," she tells The New York Times, but the combination of ingredients "triggers a set of nerves in your throat and mouth that are responsible for the hiccup reflex arc...

It basically over-stimulates those nerves and cancels out the message to hiccup."

Kievman has to find a manufacturer for her lollipops, then she has the team of business grad student consultants until August. And "what about product testing?" says Rich Maloof at MSN Living.

"Imagine the boardrooms of angel investors, where suited millionaires sit patiently around a conference table for hours, a box of lollipops on the table, just waiting for someone to get a case of the hiccups."

Kievman's goal is to make Hiccupops "a staple in drug stores [and] nurse's offices," she tells Tech Cocktail. But perhaps more pressingly, she adds, "I have recently been applying to high schools." - Full Article Source

05/06/12 - Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee Arrested In Belize
"McAfee lives in Belize and he says that he has become a target of the Gang Suppression Unit. He says the GSU came busting into his research facility in Orange Walk, killed his dog, took his passport, handcuffed him and arrested him on a bogus weapons charge.

McAfee says he's a victim because he didn't donate money to a known U.D.P. Orange Walk politician." - Full Article Source

05/06/12 - Rand Paul Has a Quick Fix For TSA: Pull the Plug
"Rand Paul has a reform plan for the Transportation Security Administration: Scrap the whole thing. A personal message from Paul (R-Ky.) came atop emails this week from the Campaign for Liberty Vice President Matt Hawes, asking for readers to sign a petition in support of Paul's 'End the TSA' bill. A Paul spokeswoman said that legislation is being finalized next week.

'Every inch of our person has become fair game for government thugs posing as "security" as we travel around the country. Senator Rand Paul has a plan to do away with the TSA for good, but he needs our help,' reads the petition, which also asks signers to 'chip in a contribution to help C4L mobilize liberty activists across America to turn the heat up on Congress and end the TSA's abuse of our rights.'

'The American people shouldn't be subjected to harassment, groping, and other public humiliation simply to board an airplane. As you may have heard, I have some personal experience with this, and I've vowed to lead the charge to fight back,'

Paul wrote at the top of a C4L fundraising pitch, according to blogs that received the email. 'Campaign for Liberty is leading the fight to pressure Congress to act now and restore our liberty. It's time to END the TSA and get the government's hands back to only stealing our wallets instead of groping toddlers and grandmothers.'" - Full Article Source

05/06/12 - Auto Makers Announce Electric Car Charging Standard
KeelyNet "Auto makers are launching a universal EV charger that charges an electric vehicle in 15 to 20 minutes.

The standard, called Combined Charging System, has been approved by the Society of Automotive Engineers and ACEA, the European association of vehicle manufacturers, as the standard for fast-charging electric vehicles."

The system maximises capability for integration with future smart grid developments through common broadband communication methods regardless of the global location of the charging system.

The combined charging approach will reduce development and infrastructure complexity, improve charging reliability, reduce the total cost-of-ownership for end customers and provide low maintenance costs. - Full Article Source

05/06/12 - Researchers Push Implanted User Interfaces


"A new, user interface-enabled generation of electronics that you wear under your skin could be used for convenience, or even pleasure, rather than medical reasons. Scientists at Autodesk Research in Toronto have implanted electronics with user buttons, pressure sensors and LEDs under the skin of a cadaver's arm and wrapped in artificial skin. The electronics could buzz you when you have an appointment, carry memory cards with data, or connect you in a social network with others wearing electronics."

To see how well these devices might operate under the skin, researchers implanted them in an arm from a lightly embalmed cadaver, between the skin and the underlying fatty tissue. They also developed artificial patches of skin made from silicone that people could wear on their forearms and walk around with — these covered the devices, simulating implantation.

“We showed these can all still operate through the skin,” said Autodesk researcher Tovi Grossman. “These results open up a lot of possibilities.”

Implanted user interfaces could also be used to control items around the house like remote controls, or to play games, suggested human-computer interaction researcher Albrecht Schmidt at the University of Stuttgart in Germany, who did not take part in this study. “You can also extend social networks into your body — be connected with others with implants, feel pulses of vibration from others,” he added. “This can get very personal… it’s a way of letting someone under your skin.”

Simple, more passive implants might also include memory cards, “so that you never have to worry about bringing important files with you to a meeting or the office — you have data with you at all times, under the skin,” Grossman said.

A notification system involving blinking lights or a little buzz on the arm could also alert users to appointments or messages, and implanted watches could help people always tell the time. Schmidt added that motion-sensing accelerometers could also analyze how you move your body, for gesture control of devices or for keeping track of how active you are when it comes to monitoring fitness. - Full Article Source

05/06/12 - Swiss Solar Powered Catamaran Finishes 'Round the World Tour
"The PlanetSolar, a Swiss solar powered catamaran, has just arrived to Monaco (French original), its initial port of departure, after finishing its voyage around the world which it started in September 2010.

Its five-member crew completed a 60,006 km trip fully powered by 537 square meters of solar panels, which produced from 500 to 600 kw/h in fair weather — which meant it could go for 300 km on a single charge.

Everything on the boat was solar powered." - Full Article Source

05/06/12 - Maher on redefining Charities
Maher brushed off the Internet firestorm that came from the right after last week's episode, saying that he's "really sorry if I called your horseshit bullshit." He once again emphasized that he believes Mormonism is a "cult," quipping that "I personally define a cult as any religion with fewer followers than Snooki has on Twitter." (For the record, the Church of Latter-Day Saints counts about 14 million members among its ranks, versus Snooki's 4 million Twitter followers.)

But he mostly took issue with the practice of tithing, which asks Mormons to give part of their earnings directly to the Church. Maher notes that when wealthy Mormons like Mitt Romney receive a tax deductible for their donation since it's considered charity, the loss is covered by other taxpayers. "Charitable donations reduce the public coffers by about $60 billion each year," Maher cited. "They take more out of our budget than enforcing the Buffet rule would put back in."

In particular, Maher hardly takes the Mormon Church seriously as an institution. "The way it works when you're a Mormon is you give 10% of your income to your local covent, or whatever it's called, they send it to Salt Lake City, where it's counted by goblins and guarded by dragons... I'm sorry, that's Harry Potter."

But he also has political problems with the church, claiming that if Mormons used their donations for apolitical, benevolent causes, the donations would be justified. Instead, they "spent millions here in California in a political battle to make sure the only gay person at a wedding is the priest who performs the ceremony," referring to Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage and was largely backed by the Church of Latter-Day Saints. - Full Article Source


05/03/12 - Electric Airplane Ready For Production
KeelyNet "... The four-passenger carbon fiber aircraft isn't really an electric plane but more of a plug-in hybrid plane, much like the Chevrolet Volt. Whatever it is, the Volta Volare aeronautics company of Portland, Oregon says the plane can travel 300 miles on battery power, then a 1.5-liter gasoline engine engages and extends the plane's range to 1,000 miles.

The company sees the plane being attractive for its low cost of operation and its environmental friendliness. Aviation gasoline is typically leaded fuel, which has been gone from motor vehicle fuel since the 1980s.

On a 200-mile trip in a comparable four-passenger gas-engine private plane, you'd burn $80 worth of avgas, while the electricity to carry the GT4 200 miles would cost only $20 — nice savings, but perhaps a little inconsequential when the plane itself is expected to cost around $500,000. Testing begins this spring on the Volta Volare GT4."

There’s also a 23-gallon gas tank. The gas engine kicks in when battery power falls to 25%.

Volta Volare says low maintenance costs will be a big attraction. The gas engine on a private plane needs an annual inspection that could cost several thousand dollars. In comparison, the GT4 could get by with a simple diagnostic checkup by laptop: Just plug in a USB cable to the electric motor.

(Give or take the costs of checking the gasoline engine the GT4 has as well as the electric motor.)

There hasn’t been much discussion of the plane’s actual list price, but its carbon fiber fuselage can’t be cheap. Its specifications, including a 160-knot cruising speed (184 mph), place it a level higher than the basic Cessna 182 four-passenger private plane that cruises at around 150 mph. Some of the electricity-not-gasoline savings are nice but still dwarfed by the purchase price that is likely to be over $500,000.

Still, if the Volta Volare comes anywhere near the claimed 300-mile range, that’s a pretty impressive feat from a plane running on what is effectively 236 largish laptop batteries. (At almost 4 pounds per battery, each battery is equal to 3-4 typical laptop batteries.) - Full Article Source

05/03/12 - 1 in 5 drivers would spend $3,000 to add self-driving to their next car
Judging from what Google has been saying to automakers, self-driving cars are still millions of test miles away from actually making it to showrooms, but survey results indicate some American drivers are ready to pay for the technology today.

A new survey from J.D. Power and Associates says that 20 percent of vehicle owners tested either "definitely would" or "probably would" spend $3,000 to add fully-autonomous self-driving technology to their next vehicle.

Call us crazy, but in the US, at the $16.57 median hourly wage being able to get work done during your half-hour commute would be worth about $4,140 a year, which would make an extra $3,000 for autonomous driving a steal. - Full Article Source

05/03/12 - Philips unveils poleless street lighting system
A group of people including city planners and architects recently put a challenge to Dutch electronics company Philips: design an outdoor lighting system that helps to declutter our streets. The result was FreeStreet, a street lighting system that does away with vertical streetlight poles in favor of horizontally-strung cables that have clusters of LED lights built into them. The system won its designers a 2011 Dutch Design Award, and is available for use in Europe as of this month.

The cables are suspended to run parallel to the street that they’re lighting, and must be electrically sourced to the streetfront facade every 100 meters (328 feet) – according to Philips, the figure for most other suspended systems is closer to about every 20 meters (66 feet). Additionally, FreeStreet is said to be up to 40 percent more energy efficient than traditional sodium street lighting. That said, no figures area available concerning how its light output compares.

The four-bulb LED clusters themselves are designed to emulate drops of fluid along the cable, in that they are smoothly integrated into it, as opposed to simply being clamped on. This feature is intended to make the system less visually obtrusive ... and while it could be argued that FreeStreet does indeed eliminate the vertical clutter of streetlight poles, along with freeing up the sidewalk space that they occupy, it looks like it does contribute somewhat to the overhead clutter of power and/or trolley lines. - Full Article Source

05/03/12 - Former MakerBot COO creates the world’s first $500 3D printer
Cervantes and his team are working on the first $500 3D printer, a device known as the Solidoodle. At the risk of sounding cliche, what you’re witnessing in the video is truly game-changing; the Solidoodle is a significant step towards making 3D printing accessible to the average consumer.

Cervantes took a look at this fact and decided it was one of the last barriers to break through to allow the technology to move forward through crowd-sourced innovation. He decided that he could design a low-cost 3D printer for the masses and help to get a device in as many people’s hands as possible, and with that came the birth of the Solidoodle. Striking out on his own, using his personal bank account, Cervantes formed his new company and gathered a team of six like-minded engineers to begin prototyping his vision.

By using an Arduino and open-source software for the 3D modeling the Solidoodle team was able to construct a printing device that makes 6x6x6-inch models out of melted plastic filament. While that’s not an very large work space, it’s certainly enough to let you express your imagination.

The printing is done by one extrusion head working from the map provided by the software, creating each model layer-by-layer, as it typical with today’s 3D printers. For building materials the company currently recommends using ABS filament, but is working on adapting the device to make use of polylactic acid based or PLA filament. The upside to using PLA is that it’s made from corn, which of course is available in abundance in America. It’s conceivable that as the 3D printing industry grows, you could be replenishing your filament supply with locally grown corn.

The Solidoodle looks to be a solidly made piece of equipment. This is reinforced by Cervantes’ claim that a 200-pound person could stand on top of the device — while it’s printing — and not cause any damage.

To answer the big question — how could the Solidoodle base model only cost $499?

“We didn’t cut corners if that’s what you’re asking,” Cervantes said when I asked him, “We simply started with a clean sheet of paper when it came to designing an affordable 3D printer, and built it from the ground up. We stripped away anything that we didn’t think was necessary to create a machine that does one thing: make 3D prints.”

Cervantes went on to talk about how he and his team leveraged the knowledge and experience from their collective backgrounds to slim down the production process to avoid muddying the waters when it came to quality components. What was key for the project was the fact that the whole team was committed to the simple vision of creating a printing device for the masses, rather than just the enthusiasts. - Full Article Source

05/03/12 - Why Indians Would Keep Their Hair Long


Our culture leads people to believe that hair style is a matter of personal preference, that hair style is a matter of fashion and/or convenience, and that how people wear their hair is simply a cosmetic issue.

Back in the Vietnam war however, an entirely different picture emerged, one that has been carefully covered up and hidden from public view.

In the early nineties, Sally [name changed to protect privacy] was married to a licensed psychologist who worked at a VA Medical hospital. He worked with combat veterans with PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder. Most of them had served in Vietnam.

Sally said, "I remember clearly an evening when my husband came back to our apartment on Doctor's Circle carrying a thick official looking folder in his hands. Inside were hundreds of pages of certain studies commissioned by the government. He was in shock from the contents. What he read in those documents completely changed his life. From that moment on my conservative middle of the road husband grew his hair and beard and never cut them again. What is more, the VA Medical center let him do it, and other very conservative men in the staff followed his example.

As I read the documents, I learned why. It seems that during the Vietnam War special forces in the war department had sent undercover experts to comb American Indian Reservations looking for talented scouts, for tough young men trained to move stealthily through rough terrain. They were especially looking for men with outstanding, almost supernatural, tracking abilities. Before being approached, these carefully selected men were extensively documented as experts in tracking and survival.

When questioned about their failure to perform as expected, the older recruits replied consistently that when they received their required military haircuts, they could no longer 'sense' the enemy, they could no longer access a 'sixth sense', their 'intuition' no longer was reliable, they couldn't 'read' subtle signs as well or access subtle extrasensory information.

So the testing institute recruited more Indian trackers, let them keep their long hair, and tested them in multiple areas. Then they would pair two men together who had received the same scores on all the tests. They would let one man in the pair keep his hair long, and gave the other man a military haircut. Then the two men retook the tests.

Time after time the man with long hair kept making high scores. Time after time, the man with the short hair failed the tests in which he had previously scored high scores.

Hair is an extension of the nervous system, it can be correctly seen as exteriorized nerves, a type of highly evolved 'feelers' or 'antennae' that transmit vast amounts of important information to the brain stem, the limbic system, and the neocortex.

Not only does hair in people, including facial hair in men, provide an information highway reaching the brain, hair also emits energy, the electromagnetic energy emitted by the brain into the outer environment. This has been seen in Kirlian photography when a person is photographed with long hair and then rephotographed after the hair is cut.

When hair is cut, receiving and sending transmissions to and from the environment are greatly hampered. This results in numbing-out.

Cutting of hair is a contributing factor to unawareness of environmental distress in local ecosystems. It is also a contributing factor to insensitivity in relationships of all kinds. It contributes to sexual frustration. - Full Article Source

05/03/12 - Polymer bead water cleanup invention moves ahead
A new technology to cleanup oil and other contaminants in water has become a reality, one year after its New Brunswick inventor's death.

George Sutherland was an award-winning chemist who got his doctorate at the University of New Brunswick.

Now, a process he patented proved itself last week in the oil fields of Texas.

He invented tiny beads of plastic polymer that grabbed oil and other contaminants from water and floated to the surface.

He was developing the process to a commercial scale when he died of cancer a year ago. Last week, the research partners ran tests on wastewater from the wells in Texas.

The results were impressive, according to Ian Ireland, the project’s lead chemist.

"We managed to take the residual oil levels down to below the limits of detection on the equipment we had. And we produced water that was crystal clear, salt water that would then go to the desalination unit," Ireland said.

"With their unit they produced water that had total dissolved solid levels that were below 500 parts per million, which is one of the standards they use for drinking water quality." - Full Article Source

05/03/12 - Invention Could Tell If Food Is Fresh, Save Money
Professor Fiorenzo Omenetto and his team of researchers at Tufts University are developing edible sensors. “Think of it as a tattoo,” says Omenetto while describing a little square that contains thousands of tiny antennas. The “tattoo” is made up of silk and gold and it can stick to any type of food. With the swipe of a smartphone, or other device, you can see if your food is safe to eat.

It all starts by boiling down silkworm cocoons to transform the silk into an edible plastic. Gold is placed on top of the plastic in the shape of little antennas.

Those antennas can detect if the milk is spoiled or pinpoint e-coli in a healthy looking bag of salad. “The idea is that, for example, if you have a build-up of bacteria then the antennae will be able to report whether the food is safe to eat or not,” says Omenetto.

The average family throws away $500 – $2,000 in spoiled food every year. This device could keep that from happening in the near future. It’s possible these edible sensors could be a reality in three to five years. - Full Article Source

05/03/12 - U licenses energy storage system
Perry Li’s renewable energy storage system started as an idea for powering energy-efficient cars.

Six years later, his isothermal compressed air energy storage technology, which provides large-scale energy storage, has been licensed for commercialization.

The invention provides a way of storing energy without taking up a lot of space or losing much of the captured energy.

“Storage for wind energy is a relatively new thing — typically wind turbines and solar energy do not have a lot of storage, so that poses a lot of problems for the predictability of power outputs,” Li said. This unpredictability makes it difficult to integrate renewable energy into the grid for everyday use, he said.

ICAES uses wind energy to power an air compressor. The compressed air goes into a storage tank until the energy is needed. The process is then reversed, and the air is expanded, producing energy that powers an electric generator.

In March, the University of Minnesota’s Office for Technology Commercialization licensed ICAES nonexclusively to SustainX, a New Hampshire-based energy storage company that researches, builds and markets storage systems similar to Li’s. Gene Hunt, a SustainX spokesman, said the company licensed Li’s invention so that it can be on hold for future developments. The company does not currently have any specific plans for implementation, he said.

Li said other existing compressed air storage methods are less than 50 percent efficient, requiring an underground cavern for storing compressed air, which limits the locations where a storage system can be built. And because the air is not kept at a constant temperature, it cools down upon extraction, losing a lot of energy.

In 2006, Li and his colleagues began working on a hydraulic hybrid vehicle. They were in the process of developing an energy storage system for that purpose when they realized that their idea was better suited to grid-scale energy storage.

Li’s system stores compressed air in any vessel that can withstand a lot of pressure while keeping the air at a constant temperature.

“This type of technology can be very economical for storing large amounts of electricity when it’s not needed –– say, at night when the wind is blowing — and then feeding it back into the grid during the day when the demand is higher, and the wind may have died down,” Hunt said. - Full Article Source

05/03/12 - 37 Saddest Failed Kickstarters
Kickstarter's 3rd anniversary this week, and they've had some great success stories. But not every project gets funded. Here's a few of Kickstarter's spectacular flops... - Full Article Source

05/03/12 - A directory of wonderful sounds
Carnegie Mellon University's Auditory Lab has a huge collection of high-quality audio recordings of random sounds—from a marble dropped onto sheet metal, to bubble wrap being popped, to crumpling newspaper, to the sound of a sponge being squeezed out over empty tupperware. I trust you all will come up with fun uses for this stuff. At the Annals of Improbable Research you can hear one of the lab's sloshing sounds. - Full Article Source

05/03/12 - 86-year-old lives alone on island he bought in 1962
Brendon Grimshaw purchased the island for £8,000 in 1962 and set about making the island habitable. He did this with the help of one other man, Rene Antoine Lafortune….

Grimshaw and his friend planted sixteen-thousand trees, built 4.8 kilometers of nature paths, and brought and bred giant land tortoises, creating an island of incredible beauty now worth 34 million Euros. Apart from a wide variety of plant and bird life, the island is home to over 100 land tortoises….

After 20 years of persistence, Grimshaw and his assistant achieved their goal of making Moyenne Island a National Park in its own right, separate to that of the St. Anne marine park. Now known as the Moyenne Island National Park, it is the smallest national park in the world, harbouring more species per square foot than any other part of the world. - Full Article Source

05/03/12 - Congress Asks Patent Office To Consider Secret Patents
"The USPTO is considering a rather interesting request straight from lobbyists via congress: that certain 'Economically Significant' patents should be kept secret during the process (PDF Warning) of being evaluated and granted.

While this does occur at the moment on a very select few patents 'due to national security' for things like nuclear energy and the like — this would allow it to go much, much further.

'By statute, patent applications are published no earlier than 18 months after the filing date, but it takes an average of about three years for a patent application to be processed. This period of time between publication and patent award provides worldwide access to the information included in those applications.

In some circumstances, this information allows competitors to design around U.S. technologies and seize markets before the U.S. inventor is able to raise financing and secure a market.'" - Full Article Source

05/03/12 - New Study Suggests Wind Farms Can Cause Climate Change
"A study led by Liming Zhou, Research Associate Professor at the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the University of New York concludes that large wind farms could noticeably impact local weather patterns.

According to Professor Zhou: 'While converting wind's kinetic energy into electricity, wind turbines modify surface-atmosphere exchanges and transfer of energy, momentum, mass and moisture within the atmosphere. These changes, if spatially large enough, might have noticeable impacts on local to regional weather and climate.'" - Full Article Source

05/03/12 - Hulu To Require Viewers To Have Cable Subscriptions
The NY Post reports that Hulu, the video streaming service with over 30 million users, has plans to force those users to prove they have a subscription to cable or satellite TV if they want to keep watching.

Quoting: "The move toward authentication is fueled by cable companies and networks looking to protect and profit from their content. The effort comes as entertainment companies continue to face drastic shifts in home viewing habits.

Overall spending on home entertainment edged up 2.5 percent to $4.45 billion in the first quarter as a surge in digital streaming — which rose more than fivefold to $549 million — offset a continuing collapse in video rentals, according to Digital Entertainment Group.

... Hulu racked up some $420 million in ad revenue last year and is expected to do well in this year’s ad negotiations.

But the move toward authentication, which could take years to complete, will make cable companies happy because it could slow cord-cutting by making cable subscribing more attractive." - Full Article Source

05/03/12 - "Cyber War" Is Just the Latest Grab for Defense Money
"The phrase 'cyber war' is being used to scare us into coughing up money and liberties, just like 'anarchist' once was, and 'terror' still is.

To quote H.L. Mencken,

'The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.'" - Full Article Source

05/03/12 - 'FBI Foils Its Own Terrorist Plots'
"Breaking up terrorist plots is one of the main goals of the FBI these days. If it can't do that, well, it seems making plots up and then valiantly stopping them is okay too — but the NY Times is calling them on it.

'The United States has been narrowly saved from lethal terrorist plots in recent years — or so it has seemed. A would-be suicide bomber was intercepted on his way to the Capitol; a scheme to bomb synagogues and shoot Stinger missiles at military aircraft was developed by men in Newburgh, N.Y.; and a fanciful idea to fly explosive-laden model planes into the Pentagon and the Capitol was hatched in Massachusetts.

But all these dramas were facilitated by the F.B.I., whose undercover agents and informers posed as terrorists offering a dummy missile, fake C-4 explosives, a disarmed suicide vest and rudimentary training.

Suspects naïvely played their parts until they were arrested.'" - Full Article Source

05/03/12 - Venus To Transit the Sun In June, Not Again Until 2117
"On 5 and 6 June this year, millions of people around the world will be able to see Venus pass across the face of the Sun in what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

It will take Venus about six hours to complete its transit, appearing as a small black dot on the Sun's surface, in an event that will not happen again until 2117.

...Transits of Venus occur only on the very rare occasions when Venus and Earth are in a line with the Sun. At other times Venus passes below or above the Sun because the two orbits are at a slight angle to each other.

Transits occur in pairs separated by eight years, with the gap between pairs of transits alternating between 105.5 and 121.5 years — the last transit was in 2004." - Full Article Source

05/03/12 - UFOs Over Russia
It must have seemed like an aerial invasion to the many eyewitnesses who gazed skyward in St. Petersburg, Russia, on the nights of April 9 through 11.

Reports of the UFO activity didn't initially receive wide coverage outside of St. Petersburg, but have since trickled out.

Most of the strange light formations were seen and videotaped by many people in and around Russia's second-largest city, including one ball-shaped object seen hovering above St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport.

And, according to the Moscow Times, at least one local scientist has gone out on a limb with his personal UFO views.

"Aliens look at us as if we are idiots, undeveloped people," said Sergei Smirnov of the Pulkovo Observatory outside of St. Petersburg.

"Perhaps they have fenced us in with their own sort of screen for the whole galaxy and are sending warnings to hundreds of billions of stars that the civilization near the Dwarf star -- which we call the sun -- is dangerous." - Full Article Source


DVD - the Physics of Crystals, Pyramids and Tetrahedrons
KeelyNet This is a wonderful duel DVD set lasting 2 hours and which presents one man's lifelong study of pyramids, crystals and their effects. Several of his original and very creative experiments are explained and diagramed out for experimenters. These experiments include;

1) transmutation of zinc to lower elements using a tetrahedron,
2) energy extraction from a pyramid,
3) determining mathematic ratios of nature in a simple experiment,
4) accelerating the growth of food,
5) increasing the abundance of food,
6) how crystals amplify, focus and defocus energy,
7) using crystals to assist natural healing,
8) how the universe uses spirals and vortexes to produce free energy and MORE...
- Two DVDs - More Info and check out this Youtube Clip

KeelyNet BBS Files w/bonus PDF of 'Keely and his Discoveries'
KeelyNet Finally, I've gotten around to compiling all the files (almost 1,000 - about 20MB and lots of work doing it) from the original KeelyNet BBS into a form you can easily navigate and read using your browser, ideally Firefox but it does work with IE. Most of these files are extremely targeted, interesting and informative, I had forgotten just how much but now you can have the complete organized, categorized set, not just sprinklings from around the web. They will keep you reading for weeks if not longer and give you clues and insights into many subjects and new ideas for investigation and research. IN ADDITION, I am including as a bonus gift, the book (in PDF form) that started it all for me, 'Keely and his Discoveries - Aerial Navigation' which includes the analysis of Keely's discoveries by Dr. Daniel G. Brinton. This 407 page eBook alone is worth the price of the KeelyNet BBS CD but it will give you some degree of understanding about what all Keely accomplished which is just now being rediscovered, but of course, without recognizing Keely as the original discoverer. Chapters include; Vibratory Sympathetic and Polar Flows, Vibratory Physics, Latent Force in Interstitial Spaces and much more. To give some idea of how Keely's discoveries are being slowly rediscovered in modern times, check out this Keely History. These two excellent bodies of information will be sent to you on CD. If alternative science intrigues and fascinates you, this CD is what you've been looking for... - More Info

'The Evolution of Matter' and 'The Evolution of Forces' on CD
KeelyNet Years ago, I had been told by several people, that the US government frequently removes books they deem dangerous or 'sensitive' from libraries. Some are replaced with sections removed or rewritten so as to 'contain' information that should not be available to the public despite the authors intent. A key example was during the Manhattan Project when the US was trying to finalize research into atomic bombs. They removed any books that dealt with the subject and two of them were by Dr. Gustave Le Bon since they dealt with both energy and matter including radioactivity. I had been looking for these two books for many years and fortunately stumbled across two copies for which I paid about $40.00 each. I couldn't put down the books once I started reading them. Such a wealth of original discoveries, many not known or remembered today. / Page 88 - Without the ether there could be neither gravity, nor light, nor electricity, nor heat, nor anything, in a word, of which we have knowledge. The universe would be silent and dead, or would reveal itself in a form which we cannot even foresee. If one could construct a glass chamber from which the ether were to be entirely eliminated, heat and light could not pass through it. It would be absolutely dark, and probably gravitation would no longer act on the bodies within it. They would then have lost their weight. / Page 96-97 - A material vortex may be formed by any fluid, liquid or gaseous, turning round an axis, and by the fact of its rotation it describes spirals. The study of these vortices has been the object of important researches by different scholars, notably by Bjerkness and Weyher. They have shown that by them can be produced all the attractions and repulsions recognized in electricity, the deviations of the magnetic needle by currents, etc. These vortices are produced by the rapid rotation of a central rod furnished with pallets, or, more simply, of a sphere. Round this sphere gaseous currents are established, dissymetrical with regard to its equatorial plane, and the result is the attraction or repulsion of bodies brought near to it, according to the position given to them. It is even possible, as Weyher has proved, to compel these bodies to turn round the sphere as do the satellites of a planet without touching it. / Page 149 - "The problem of sending a pencil of parallel Hertzian waves to a distance possesses more than a theoretical interest. It is allowable to say that its solution would change the course of our civilization by rendering war impossible. The first physicist who realizes this discovery will be able to avail himself of the presence of an enemy's ironclads gathered together in a harbour to blow them up in a few minutes, from a distance of several kilometres, simply by directing on them a sheaf of electric radiations. On reaching the metal wires with which these vessels are nowadays honeycombed, this will excite an atmosphere of sparks which will at once explode the shells and torpedoes stored in their holds. With the same reflector, giving a pencil of parallel radiations, it would not be much more difficult to cause the explosion of the stores of powder and shells contained in a fortress, or in the artillery sparks of an army corps, and finally the metal cartridges of the soldiers. Science, which at first rendered wars so deadly, would then at length have rendered them impossible, and the relations between nations would have to be established on new bases." - More Info

High Voltage & Free Energy Devices Handbook
KeelyNet This wonderfully informative ebook provides many simple experiments you can do, including hydrogen generation and electrostatic repulsion as well as the keys to EV Gray's Fuelless Engine. One of the most comprehensive compilations of information yet detailing the effects of high voltage repulsion as a driving force. Ed Gray's engine produced in excess of 300HP and he claimed to be able to 'split the positive' energy of electricity to produce a self-running motor/generator for use as an engine. Schematics and tons of photos of the original machines and more! Excellent gift for your technical friends or for that budding scientist! If you are an experimenter or know someone who investigates such matters, this would make an excellent addition to your library or as an unforgettable gift. The downloadable HVFE eBook pdf file is almost 11MB in size and contains many experiments, photos, diagrams and technical details. Buy a copy and learn all about hydrogen generation, its uses and how to produce electrostatic repulsion. - 121 pages - More Info

Hypnosis CD - 3 eBooks with How To Techniques and Many Cases
KeelyNet If you have a few minutes, you might want to read my page on hypnosis and all the amazing things associated with its application. Included is an experience I had when I hypnotized a neighbor kid when I was about 14. As well the hypnotic gaze of snakes, the discovery of 'eyebeams' which can be detected electronically, the Italian Hypnotist Robber who was caught on tape with his eyes glowing as cashiers handed over their money and remembered nothing, glamour and clouding the mind of others, several methods of trance induction and many odd cases, animal catatonia, healing, psychic phenomena, party/stage stunts, including my favorite of negative hallucination where you make your subject NOT see something...much more...if nothing else, its might be a hoot to read. - More Info

14 Ways to Save Money on Fuel Costs
KeelyNetThis eBook is the result of years of research into various methods to increase mileage, reduce pollution and most importantly, reduce overall fuel costs. It starts out with the simplest methods and offers progressively more detailed technologies that have been shown to reduce fuel costs. As a bonus to readers, I have salted the pages with free interesting BONUS items that correlate to the relevant page. Just filling up with one tank of gas using this or other methods explained here will pay for this eBook. Of course, many more methods are out there but I provided only the ones which I think are practical and can be studied by the average person who is looking for a way to immediately reduce their fuel costs. I am currently using two of the easier methods in my own vehicle which normally gets 18-22 mpg and now gets between 28 and 32 mpg depending on driving conditions. A tank of gas for my 1996 Ford Ranger costs about $45.00 here so I am saving around $15-$20 PER TANK, without hurting my engine and with 'greener' emissions due to a cleaner burn! The techniques provided in this ebook begin with simple things you can do NOW to improve your mileage and lower your gas costs. - eBook Download / More Info

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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Funding Options updated 04/22/10

experiments in energy, transport, gravity
and healing/rejuvenation

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Gravity Control Project

Funding Options updated 04/22/10

to Re-Discover how to control Gravity
with related projects

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Healing and Rejuvenation Project

Funding Options updated 12/02/11

to Re-Discover how to control Rejuvenate the body
with related projects


Personal Flight

Check out
Specific Speed & Transmutation
Duke Leto Atraides advising his son in DUNE;
A person needs new experiences, they JAR something deep inside, allowing them to GROW....WITHOUT CHANGE, something SLEEPS inside us and seldom awakens...the sleeper must AWAKEN...

*** Learn from this! ***
Take advantage of
Synchronicities, Coincidences and Opportunities

What happened to our beloved
United States of America?


Grebennikov - (click photo)


Jotuo Island - Toengt'ing Lake - 1957 expedition
found flying hunters in ancient labyrinth relief



Cree Indian Prophecy
Only after the Last Tree has been cut down,
Only after the Last River has been poisoned,
Only after the Last Fish has been caught,
Only then will you find that
Money Cannot Be Eaten.

Looking for 'PoP'
Proof of Principle



...Read about the
new, improved
MexiStim Basic Model...

Chaos Converters


Who is Decker???




great magazine covers many topics

Bill Beatys'
excellent huge science site

Tesla Patents



Jerry Decker
Chuck Henderson


Guidelines for Alternative Science

Alternative science covers a wide range of interests. Generally, it includes gravity control, free energy, electronic healing techniques, all forms of energy conversion, antigravity, levitation, overunity, time travel (as well as slowing down or speeding up local time).

Also clearly covered is the art of power generation (ideally zero point or aether conversion), space travel, physics of matter and energy, sound/acoustics and how it can be used to produce useful phenomena, electric or magnetic forces to produce useful phenomena, various types of motors, vacuum energy, dimensional travel and shifts, medicine, hydrogen generation and how it is used.

It also covers oil/petroleum and how it can be used to produce energy and products, weather control for cancelling earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, floods and to produce rain or clear weather on demand, oxygen/ozone therapy, nitrogen as a motor driver, water generation and manipulation via steam and vacuum, ecological restoration techniques, biophysics, rejuvenation and an unending list of other subjects, most of which are accepted by 'orthodox' science.

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