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Discovery of Non-blinking Semiconductor Nanocrystals Advances their Applications - http://www.physorg.com/news162...
Colloidal nanocrystals are a new class of optical materials that essentially constitute a new form of matter that can be considered as "artificial atoms." - pb: from Bookmarklet
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There ALWAYS have been climate TEMPERATURE OSCILLATIONS on the Earth, and there always WILL BE. .. The MAIN factor is the intensity of the SUNSHINE... Are anthropogenic greenhouse gases contributing? Yes, to some small extent. But the Earth is a DYNAMIC system, it will find an answer, a new equilibrium, and it always DID...That is why Europe will...
..The present climate temperature oscillations are quite normal, the period is rather cool .. NOW, or would you rather want global cooling, or freezing?? ... UPtick oscillation in global temperatures will cause TREMENDOUS amounts of so far uninhabitable land, mainly Canada and Russia, and pole regions, to be HABITABLE. .. That will bring HUGE amounts of WEALTH, of minerals, of oil, of new living space, to humankind hopefully .... A Sibiera(c)(tm), a Canadiera(c)(tm) .. yes, a Riviera on the North ....... it'l benefit Friendfeed, and it'l benefit the humankind too .... Is green energy desirable? YES, Definitely ..... http://friendfeed.com/SolarTh... - see HOW EASY it would be to cover WORLD energy needs by green renewable sources .. :] ..so. - pb:
chaos,.. it's a CHAOS .. a tremendous chaos ! ... we have massive colossal thermonuclear fusion reactions going on on Sun ... hundreds of millions of Kelvins temperature, outrageous, decadent amounts of energy .. we have hot magma furnace underneath .... and all it's boiling, churning, firing .. as we speak .... // now try to juxtapose cows manure, gases emissions . its a needle in a... more... - pb:
another take: Commented Jun 4, 2011 at 02:25:39 in Politics “global warming, the final answer: IT CANT BE DECIDED. .. there ALWAYS have been temperatur­e oscillatio­ns, and there ALWAYS WILL BE ones.. humans or not. it's the weather. it keeps changing. yes humans contribute­d in last the last second of earth history, but much less than ancient volcanoes. ice period, warm period. it... more... - pb:
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system with unprecedented level of complexity, could serve as a building block of molecular computing, in which molecules rather than electrons are used for processing and manipulating information. http://www.physorg.com/news...
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Laser Control of Headless Fruit Flies Uncovers Secrets of the Mind. Decapitated flies flying, controlled by a laser. Implanting fruit flies with false memories and causing them to learn from mistakes they never made. welcome to our future world now. Make flies smell bananas when they see blue light, for example. Genetically modified fly can smell... - http://www.popsci.com/science...
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Dangerous chemicals in fast food and popcorn wrappers migrating to humans contaminating blood. also non stick pans - teflon, water and stain repellent clothing. pozor na teflon, moderni mastku a vode odolne obaly fast food a i odevy - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
Chemicals From Recycled Cardboard May Contaminate Take-out Pizza Food - If the original paper is loaded with inks, adhesives and other substances, then these will be passed into the new recycled material. If that material is used to package food then the food could be exposed to the chemicals from recycling . http://www.sciencedaily.com/release... - pb:
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Scientists turn skin cells directly into blood cells, bypassing middle pluripotent step - krev primo z bunek lidske kuze, testy 2012 - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
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Augmented Reality Building Lets You See What People Are Tweeting Inside (video). If you’re not satisfied with projecting videos onto a building, or turning it into a giant pinball machine, maybe you’d like to know be able to read its mind. Japanese company Qosmo, along with Terada Design have transformed the N Builing in Tokyo into an augmented...
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Haiti earthquake, tragedy beyond imagination. Compares to suffering in Iraq and Afghanistan US aggression occupation wars... Growing desperation grips Haitian capital in quake's aftermath. - http://edition.cnn.com/2010...
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Haiti earthquake: Tragedy of Biblical proportions. Compares to suffering and destruction during US UK occupation wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, plight of Palestine, and 2004 Thailand tsunami. - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news...
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How bailed-out US Auto giants GM, Chrysler are ripping off American people. They gave $14 billion in bailout money to Chrysler because they wanted to save jobs. But Fiat/Chrysler is destroying thousands of good jobs, and is not going to pay back $3.7 billion of the bailout that it owes U.S. people... Chrysler’s plan to build electric and hybrid... - http://carbuyersbeware.com/
Chrysler’s plan to build electric and hybrid vehicles has been dropped by its new owner, Fiat. This is a direct slap in the face of U.S. taxpayers, who gave Chrysler a huge bailout in part to create more fuel efficient vehicles.. - pb: from Bookmarklet
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Wet Computer Simulates how Brain Cells work on a chemical level. A digital version of neural network. Control tiny molecular robots or direct chemical assembly of nanogears. It may also aid the rise of intelligent drugs that react smartly to chemical signals from the human body. - http://www.popsci.com/technol...
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Having sex twice a week can reduce heart disease in men by half, study says. - I always loved studies. - The study, of more than 1,000 men, shows sex appears to have a protective effect on the male heart but did not examine whether women benefit too. But also, men who have frequent sex might be more likely to be in a supportive intimate... - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news...
.. intimate relationship. 'This might improve health through stress reduction and social support.' Love - sex has long been regarded as good for both physical and mental health..men who ejaculated through sex or masturbation at least five times a week are much less likely to develop prostate cancer. - pb: from Bookmarklet
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Compelling full evidence of ancient microbial life on Mars, carried to Earth in Martian meteorite. Life existed on surface of Mars, or in subsurface water pools, early in the planet's history. - http://petrweb.blogspot.com/2009...
Compelling full evidence of ancient microbial life on Mars, carried to Earth in Martian meteorite. Life existed on surface of Mars, or in subsurface water pools, early in the planet's history.
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Navteq Will Map World in 3D, with LIDAR - laser radar. 7 cameras and 64 lasers. Google takes pictures of the world with cameras only. Navteq is owned by Nokia. - http://gizmodo.com/5444060...
Navteq Will Map World in 3D, with LIDAR - laser radar. 7 cameras and 64 lasers. Google takes pictures of the world with cameras only. Navteq is owned by Nokia.
Navteq Will Map World in 3D, with LIDAR - laser radar. 7 cameras and 64 lasers. Google takes pictures of the world with cameras only. Navteq is owned by Nokia.
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Moon hole might be better suitable for colony than crater or sea. Vertical hole, in the volcanic Marius Hills region on the moon's near side, is 213 feet wide 260 feet deep, is protected from the moon's harsh temperatures and meteorite strikes by a thin sheet of lava, could serve as a shelter from the severe environment of the lunar surface, with... - http://www.cnn.com/2010...
Moon hole might be better suitable for colony than crater or sea. Vertical hole, in the volcanic Marius Hills region on the moon's near side, is 213 feet wide 260 feet deep, is protected from the moon's harsh temperatures and meteorite strikes by a thin sheet of lava, could serve as a shelter from the severe environment of the lunar surface, with its meteorite impacts, high-energy UV radiation and energetic particles, and extreme diurnal temperature variations. NASA is reportedly working on plans to return to the moon by 2020 and to set up a temporary lunar colony by 2025 as part of the Constellation Program
lava hole could serve as a shelter from the severe environment of the lunar surface, with its meteorite impacts, high-energy UV radiation and energetic particles, and extreme diurnal temperature variations.. NASA is reportedly working on plans to return to the moon by 2020 and to set up a temporary lunar colony by 2025 as part of the Constellation Program - pb: from Bookmarklet
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Ladder-walking locusts use vision to place limbs, proving that small brains can perform complex tasks, such as sophisticated motor control. Locusts have been model organism for studying limb control for the past 40 years, and were crucial to many breakthroughs in neuroscience. Insects are often inspiration for limb control in robotics. - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
Ladder-walking locusts use vision to place limbs, proving that small brains can perform complex tasks, such as sophisticated motor control. Locusts have been model organism for studying limb control for the past 40 years, and were crucial to many breakthroughs in neuroscience. Insects are often inspiration for limb control in robotics.
miraculous processing power of biological systems, be it big brains, be it small insects nervous system - pb: from Bookmarklet
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Again, strange 'Norway spiral' visible 6:45-7:00,12-09-09 all over northern Norway was an out-of-control Russian ballistic missile, launched from nuclear submarine. The mysterious spectacle of a missile intended to evade missile defense systems coincided with Pres Obama visiting Norway to accept Nobel Peace Prize 2009. Perfect spiral shape of... - http://www.newscientist.com/article...
Again, strange 'Norway spiral' visible 6:45-7:00,12-09-09  all over northern Norway was an out-of-control Russian ballistic missile, launched from nuclear submarine. The mysterious spectacle of a missile intended to evade missile defense systems coincided with Pres Obama visiting Norway to accept Nobel Peace Prize 2009. Perfect spiral shape of light traces  suggests that failure occurred high above the atomsphere
suggests that failure occurred high above the atomsphere. , 12-09-09 - pb: from Bookmarklet
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Mice With No Father Sperm Live Longer. Female mice produced by using genetic material from two mothers but no father live nearly 30 % longer than mice with the normal mix of maternal and paternal genes. Their findings provide the first evidence that sperm genes may have a detrimental effect on lifespan in mammals. - http://www.livescience.com/health...
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Ancient Volcano's Devastating Effects Confirmed. The lack of genetic diversity among humans alive today suggests that humans came very close to extinction after massive volcanic eruption 73 000 years ago killed off much of central India's forests, released 800 cubic kilometers of ash into the atmosphere that blanketed the skies and blocked out... - http://www.livescience.com/history...
Global temperatures dropped by 16 degrees centigrade (28 degrees Fahrenheit) and life on Earth plunged deeper into an ice age that lasted around 1,800 years...disaster may have forced the ancestors of modern humans to adopt new cooperative strategies for survival that eventually permitted them to replace Neanderthals and other archaic human species.... some suspect another supervolcanic eruption will eventually take place. Though not expected to occur anytime soon, a Yellowstone eruption could coat half the United States in a layer of ash up to 3 feet (1 meter) deep. - pb: from Bookmarklet
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Dutch Scientists Grow First Pork Meat In Lab. Extracted muscle cells from a living pig incubated in an appetizing nutrient broth "derived from the blood products of animal foetuses. Future lab meat will be grown in a synthetic medium instead. Meat not tasty yet, but may be suitable for feeding to other animals. At present, 25 % of the world's fish... - http://www.popsci.com/technol...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol... ... Meat not tasty yet, but may be suitable for feeding to other animals. At present, 25 % of the world's fish catch is fed back to farmed fish each year, a ratio that's hugely detrimental to the sustainability of the seafood industry. - pb: from Bookmarklet
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Martian meteorite possibly brought life to Earth? Compelling new data that chemical and fossil evidence of ancient microbial life on Mars was carried to Earth in a Martian meteorite is being elevated to a higher plane by the same NASA team which made the initial discovery 13 years ago. Now, 13 years after the Martian meteorite Allen Hills ALH... - http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news...
Martian meteorite possibly brought life to Earth? Compelling new data that chemical and fossil evidence of ancient microbial life on Mars was carried to Earth in a Martian meteorite is being elevated to a higher plane by the same NASA team which made the initial discovery 13 years ago. Now, 13 years after the Martian meteorite  Allen Hills ALH 84001 life story emerged, the science team finally feels vindicated..... Their data shows the meteorite is no smoking gun but a full of evidence that supports the existence of life on the surface of Mars, or in subsurface water pools, early in the planet's history.
Now, 13 years after the Martian meteorite Allen Hills ALH 84001 life story emerged, the science team finally feels vindicated..... Their data shows the meteorite is no smoking gun but a full of evidence that supports the existence of life on the surface of Mars, or in subsurface water pools, early in the planet's history. - pb: from Bookmarklet
August 7, 1996, comments by President Clinton during the White House announcement of the initial findings: "More than 4 billion years ago this piece of rock was formed as a part of the original crust of Mars. After billions of years, it was blasted from the surface and began a 16 million year journey through space that would end here on Earth. "It arrived in a meteor shower 13,000 years... more... - pb:
If this discovery is confirmed, it will surely be one of the most stunning insights into our universe that science has ever uncovered. Its implications are as far-reaching and awe-inspiring as can be imagined. Even as it promises answers to some of our oldest questions, it poses still others even more fundamental," Clinton said. - pb:
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How 16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world. The most staggering statistic of all. There are now an estimated 100,000 ships on the seas, and the fleet is growing fast . they can burn the cheapest, filthiest, high-sulphur fuel: the thick residues left behind in refineries after the lighter liquids have been taken. The stuff... - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/science...
"The most staggering statistic of all" ... ships can burn the cheapest, filthiest, high-sulphur fuel: the thick residues left behind in refineries after the lighter liquids have been taken. The stuff nobody on land is allowed to use - pb: from Bookmarklet
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Stem cells: the first human trial. People suffering from a form of incurable blindness could soon become the first patients in the world to benefit from a new and controversial transplant operation using stem cells derived from spare human embryos left over from IVF treatment. Tests on animals found that transplants of the human cells into rats... - http://www.independent.co.uk/news...
Tests on animals found that transplants of the human cells into rats with macular degeneration resulted in a "100 per cent improvement" in vision with no side-effects. - pb: from Bookmarklet
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5 Body Parts Able to Regrow Soon(ish). Lab-Grown Organs to Transplant. Heart, lungs, spinal cord, arms, legs, breast tissue. Starfish, salamanders, and planarian flatworms share a seemingly magical trait: the ability to regenerate body parts they've lost. While humans may never boast quite the same ability, scientists are perfecting ways to create... - http://www.popularmechanics.com/science...
5 Body Parts Able to Regrow Soon(ish). Lab-Grown Organs to Transplant. Heart, lungs, spinal cord, arms, legs, breast tissue. Starfish, salamanders, and planarian flatworms share a seemingly magical trait: the ability to regenerate body parts they've lost. While humans may never boast quite the same ability, scientists are perfecting ways to create different types of replacement tissue using stem cells or techniques that kick-start regrowth and development.
Starfish, salamanders, and planarian flatworms share a seemingly magical trait: the ability to regenerate body parts they've lost. While humans may never boast quite the same ability, scientists are perfecting ways to create different types of replacement tissue using stem cells or techniques that kick-start regrowth and development. ... - pb: from Bookmarklet
In theory, embryonic stem cells can turn into hundreds of different types of tissue, but coaxing them to become one precise type isn't always easy. .. success in turning human stem cells into lung epithelial tissue. Their secret? They grew the stem cells in an air–liquid culture that replicated conditions in the human trachea, which encouraged the cells to differentiate into the kind of tissue appropriate for the environment. - pb:
The humble zebra fish can regrow damaged fins and other body parts with aplomb, but for many years, no one knew exactly what gave the fish that ability. Now researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have zeroed in on a crucial developmental sequence that allows the fish to go back in biological time. Scott Stewart and his team discovered that after a fin is amputated,... more... - pb:
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Digital Rat Brain Spontaneously Develops Organized Neuron Patterns. Simulated neurons begun spontaneously coordinating, and organizing themselves into a more complex pattern that resembles a wave. This is the beginning of the self-organizing neurological patterns that eventually, in more complex mammal brains, become personality.The researchers... - http://www.popsci.com/scitech...
Digital Rat Brain Spontaneously Develops Organized Neuron Patterns. Simulated neurons begun spontaneously coordinating, and organizing themselves into a more complex pattern that resembles a wave. This is the beginning of the self-organizing neurological patterns that eventually, in more complex mammal brains, become personality.The researchers running Blue Brain hope that what they're learning about the organization of neurons in the simulated rat brain will allow them to create a digital human brain within 10 years, even though that is many orders of magnitude more complex than a rat brain.
This is the beginning of the self-organizing neurological patterns that eventually, in more complex mammal brains, become personality.. The computer simulation utilizes an IBM supercomputer capable of performing 22.8 trillion operations in a second. And that's just barely enough to simulate one part of a rat's brain. Each individual neuron requires the computing power of a high-end desktop compute. The researchers running Blue Brain hope that what they're learning about the organization of neurons in the simulated rat brain will allow them to create a digital human brain within 10 years, even though that is many orders of magnitude more complex than a rat brain. - pb: from Bookmarklet
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The Cyborg Beetle - remotely controlling the flight of beetles. Attaching radio antennas and embedding electrodes in the insects' optic lobes, flight muscles and brains. manipulate subjects into taking off, hovering in midair and turning on command. The trick? Wirelessly delivering jolts to a microbattery fastened to a circuit board atop the... - http://www.time.com/time...
The Cyborg Beetle - remotely controlling the flight of beetles. Attaching radio antennas and embedding electrodes in the insects' optic lobes, flight muscles and brains. manipulate subjects into taking off, hovering in midair and turning on command. The trick? Wirelessly delivering jolts to a microbattery fastened to a circuit board atop the hapless insects
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