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Posted: Nov 10, 2014 - 12:24pm

Yes indeed, this fracking technology is quite popular with the public...yeah, sure. Not in my backyard.
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Posted: Oct 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

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Stay skeptical
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Posted: Oct 16, 2014 - 4:11pm

fidge, here's what came through my feed

While fusion itself is not new, the Skunk Works has built on more than 60 years of fusion research and investment to develop an approach that offers a significant reduction in size compared to mainstream efforts. “Our compact fusion concept combines several alternative magnetic confinement approaches, taking the best parts of each, and offers a 90 percent size reduction over previous concepts,” said Tom McGuire, compact fusion lead for the Skunk Works’ Revolutionary Technology Programs. “The smaller size will allow us to design, build and test the CFR in less than a year.” After completing several of these design-build-test cycles, the team anticipates being able to produce a prototype in five years. As they gain confidence and progress technically with each experiment, they will also be searching for partners to help further the technology. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.




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Posted: Oct 16, 2014 - 3:20pm

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Cold fusion reactor verified by third-party researchers, seems to have 1 million times the energy density of gasoline


Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat — the device that purports to use cold fusion to generate massive amounts of cheap, green energy – has been verified by third-party researchers, according to a new 54-page report. The researchers observed a small E-Cat over 32 days, where it produced net energy of 1.5 megawatt-hours, or “far more than can be obtained from any known chemical sources in the small reactor volume.” The researchers were also allowed to analyze the fuel before and after the 32-day run, noting that the isotopes in the spent fuel could only have been obtained by “nuclear reactions” — a conclusion that boggles the researchers: “… It is of course very hard to comprehend how these fusion processes can take place in the fuel compound at low energies.”


 
i'm skeptical

i saw something in my rss feed about skunk works and compact fusion today

but they've been talking about that for a while




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Posted: Oct 16, 2014 - 12:06pm

Cold fusion reactor verified by third-party researchers, seems to have 1 million times the energy density of gasoline


Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat — the device that purports to use cold fusion to generate massive amounts of cheap, green energy – has been verified by third-party researchers, according to a new 54-page report. The researchers observed a small E-Cat over 32 days, where it produced net energy of 1.5 megawatt-hours, or “far more than can be obtained from any known chemical sources in the small reactor volume.” The researchers were also allowed to analyze the fuel before and after the 32-day run, noting that the isotopes in the spent fuel could only have been obtained by “nuclear reactions” — a conclusion that boggles the researchers: “… It is of course very hard to comprehend how these fusion processes can take place in the fuel compound at low energies.”

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Posted: Aug 22, 2013 - 9:05am

Welcome To The Age Of Denial
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Posted: Jun 27, 2013 - 11:49am

mouse cloned from drop of blood

wonder how many humans have been...
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Posted: Jan 30, 2013 - 12:31pm

Surprised Scientists Find Lifeforms Six Miles Above Earth’s Surface


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Posted: Jan 7, 2013 - 9:59pm

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Gene therapy reprograms scar tissue in damaged hearts into healthy heart muscle

NEW YORK (Jan. 4, 2013) — A cocktail of three specific genes can reprogram cells in the scars caused by heart attacks into functioning muscle cells, and the addition of a gene that stimulates the growth of blood vessels enhances that effect, said researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College, Baylor College of Medicine and Stony Brook University Medical Center in a report that appears online in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

"The idea of reprogramming scar tissue in the heart into functioning heart muscle was exciting," said Dr. Todd K. Rosengart, chair of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at BCM and the report's corresponding author. "The theory is that if you have a big heart attack, your doctor can just inject these three genes into the scar tissue during surgery and change it back into heart muscle. However, in these animal studies, we found that even the effect is enhanced when combined with the VEGF gene."

"This experiment is a proof of principle," said Dr. Ronald G. Crystal, chairman and professor of genetic medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and a pioneer in gene therapy, who played an important role in the research. "Now we need to go further to understand the activity of these genes and determine if they are effective in even larger hearts."

During a heart attack, blood supply is cut off to the heart, resulting in the death of heart muscle. The damage leaves behind a scar and a much weakened heart. Eventually, most people who have had serious heart attacks will develop heart failure.

Changing the scar into heart muscle would strengthen the heart. To accomplish this, during surgery, Rosengart and his colleagues transferred three forms of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene that enhances blood vessel growth or an inactive material (both attached to a gene vector) into the hearts of rats. Three weeks later, the rats received either Gata4, Mef 2c and Tbx5 (the cocktail of transcription factor genes called GMT) or an inactive material. (A transcription factor binds to specific DNA sequences and starts the process that translates the genetic information into a protein.)



 
Fascinating ! Thanks for the post. Wonder thought, if it would inhibit cancer cells development (they need blood vessel - they even create their own)


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Posted: Jan 7, 2013 - 12:59pm

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Thanks, I do all that can to help the world. {#Lol}
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Posted: Jan 7, 2013 - 5:40am

Gene therapy reprograms scar tissue in damaged hearts into healthy heart muscle

NEW YORK (Jan. 4, 2013) — A cocktail of three specific genes can reprogram cells in the scars caused by heart attacks into functioning muscle cells, and the addition of a gene that stimulates the growth of blood vessels enhances that effect, said researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College, Baylor College of Medicine and Stony Brook University Medical Center in a report that appears online in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

"The idea of reprogramming scar tissue in the heart into functioning heart muscle was exciting," said Dr. Todd K. Rosengart, chair of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at BCM and the report's corresponding author. "The theory is that if you have a big heart attack, your doctor can just inject these three genes into the scar tissue during surgery and change it back into heart muscle. However, in these animal studies, we found that even the effect is enhanced when combined with the VEGF gene."

"This experiment is a proof of principle," said Dr. Ronald G. Crystal, chairman and professor of genetic medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and a pioneer in gene therapy, who played an important role in the research. "Now we need to go further to understand the activity of these genes and determine if they are effective in even larger hearts."

During a heart attack, blood supply is cut off to the heart, resulting in the death of heart muscle. The damage leaves behind a scar and a much weakened heart. Eventually, most people who have had serious heart attacks will develop heart failure.

Changing the scar into heart muscle would strengthen the heart. To accomplish this, during surgery, Rosengart and his colleagues transferred three forms of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene that enhances blood vessel growth or an inactive material (both attached to a gene vector) into the hearts of rats. Three weeks later, the rats received either Gata4, Mef 2c and Tbx5 (the cocktail of transcription factor genes called GMT) or an inactive material. (A transcription factor binds to specific DNA sequences and starts the process that translates the genetic information into a protein.)


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Posted: Mar 25, 2012 - 3:47pm

James Cameron Now at Ocean's Deepest Point


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Posted: Mar 20, 2012 - 12:11pm

Ancient sites spotted from space, say archaeologists

Thousands of possible early human settlements have been discovered by archaeologists using computers to scour satellite images.

Jason Ur said he had found about 9,000 potential new sites in north-eastern Syria.

Computers scanned the images for soil discolouration and mounds caused when mud-brick settlements collapsed.

Dr Ur said surveying the same area on the ground would have taken him a lifetime.

Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researcher told BBC News: "With these computer science techniques, however, we can immediately come up with an enormous map which is methodologically very interesting, but which also shows the staggering amount of human occupation over the last 7,000 or 8,000 years.

"What's more, anyone who comes back to this area for any future survey would already know where to go.

"There's no need to do this sort of initial reconnaissance to find sites. This allows you to do targeted work, so it maximises the time we have on the ground."

Iraqi heritage sites

In the past, Dr Ur used declassified spy satellite photographs and the human eye to try to identify potential sites.

But over the last three years, he has worked with computer expert Bjoern Menze, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to create a software application able to classify a huge range of terrain.

He said this had removed subjectivity and allowed them to look at a much larger area.

In all, about 9,000 possible settlements were identified across 23,000 sq km.

Ideally, he said, some of these would be excavated, but the volatile political situation in Syria had forced them to put any ground searches on hold.

However, he did tell the BBC that he hoped to conduct further research in the Kurdish provinces of northern Iraq, and follow that up with excavations that would be "a very rigorous testing of the model".

Archaeological work in Iraq has not been popular in the past, but Dr Ur feels the time is right to identify heritage sites of importance and ensure they are not lost as the country presses on with widespread development of its towns and cities.


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Posted: Feb 25, 2012 - 4:39am

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Posted: Feb 24, 2012 - 5:16pm

Faster-than-light neutrino experiment may have been flawed: scientists  

Not so fast!

An experiment that appeared to show matter could travel faster than the speed of light - flying in the face of Einstein's theory of relativity - may have been flawed, the journal Science reported.

In the original experiments, subatomic particles called neutrinos blasted from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, traveled 450 miles to Italy 60 nanoseconds faster than a beam of light.

But researchers revealed that a fiber-optic cable connecting a GPS receiver and a "master clock" computer may have been loose, Science reports.

"There is a screw and you have to turn it, but we're not sure if it was well-calibrated," said Arnaud Marsollier, a spokesman for CERN.

"It would be embarrassing if a nasty cable is the reason."

 




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Posted: Feb 20, 2012 - 6:33pm

Ancient plants back to life after 30,000 frozen years

Life is the most amazing phenomena in Nature... life does anything it can to continue. The cascade of life's existence is finding better ways to live. Even the programming of mind, body and spirit, are dedicated to this task... and when we stray from the natural path, trouble begins.

The question is: Are the artificial constructs of thinking beasts any less "natural" than anything else found in Nature? Creation is every creatures purpose. Taking risks can be dangerous to the risk taker... but never to Nature. Nature learns from the ups and downs and means.

In the natural scheme of things this had to happen... but it's risky because Nature cascades. One little change in the wrong place can cause entire ecospheres to return to the dust from which they came... and allow something else to "happen" in the vacuum thus effected.

Be careful out there, Scientists.
 


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Posted: Feb 9, 2012 - 10:47am

 aflanigan wrote:
Ass-punching??? 
 
Is much harder than a bitch-slap. {#Yes} 

{#Lol}
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Posted: Feb 8, 2012 - 4:34pm

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All of them. 

 

Aahhh, so you're the guy they made that movie about.
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Posted: Feb 8, 2012 - 4:27pm

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Ass-punching???  Which dilapidated, snobbish, vaguely homoerotic summer camp did you get expelled from, bucko????
 
All of them. 
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Posted: Feb 8, 2012 - 4:24pm

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Someone should ass-punch that wise man in the throat and scalp about 20,55,888 times until he learns how mirrors are made, dammit! 

 

Ass-punching???  Which dilapidated, snobbish, vaguely homoerotic summer camp did you get expelled from, bucko????
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