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Science, Technology and Weaponry News
December 20, 2009, 8:28 am
Filed under: infowar, interesting, Miscellaneous, news, physics, science, space, technology, weaponry

Time paradoxes and alternate universes – via Metafilter 2/12/09

These subjects still fascinate me after a lifetime of interest: faster-than-light speed, alternate time streams, parallel universes, time travel, antiparticles moving backward in time, time loops, and the recurring themes of paradox — all serious but astonishing ideas of science.

Visualizing up to ten dimensions – BoingBoing 8/18/09

“This is a short animation that takes the viewer through a progressive description of all (and all possible) dimensions, up to and including the 10th. It is an elegant introduction to the fundamentals of string theory and a mind-blowing toe-dip into the pool of the metaphysical.”

Psychic Computer Shows Your Thoughts on Screen  – Global Research 11/10/09

3D mapping drone fires lasers from a mile away (video)

Short Video About UAV Combat Operations

Suit strips Raptor invisibility cloak

 A former engineer for defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. claims in a federal whistleblower lawsuit that the company knowingly used “defective” stealth coatings when building its F-22 Raptor stealth jets.

Darrol Olsen, a stealth engineer who was fired by Lockheed in 1999, claims Lockheed “falsely certified” the coatings between September 1995 and June 1999, saying they had passed stealth tests and concealing results that showed otherwise. Olsen said in the lawsuit he was told to “stay out of it” when he complained to his superiors.

Swarm robot project sounds ominous, uses open source

Army Again Turns to Depleted Uranium for New Weaponry

The Bomb Will Only Activate When You Swat That Funny Looking Insect

U.S. Army Lightning-Gun ‘Approaching Weaponisation’

Weapons Potential of Electromagnetic Radiation  – There Are No Sunglasses 11/11/09

Giant Space Blob Is Biggest Known Baby Galaxy? – National Geographic 4/21/09

Water Found on Moon, Researchers Say  – NYTimes 11/13/09

Dark Matter Detected for First Time?

NASA reveals first-ever photo of liquid on another world

Super-Earth Discovered

 GJ 1214b is the most Earth-like planet ever found outside our solar system. And it needs a name.

Explore the Surface of Mercury

3 Million Tons of Extraterrestrial Ice Fishing

 At least three million tons of fishlike creatures could theoretically live and breathe on Europa, according to Professor Richard Greenberg of the University of Arizona in Tucson. Greenberg recently presented his findings to the Division for Planetary Sciences, American Astronomical Society (PDF, Google quick view). Greenberg has written about potential life on Europa before, but his recent calculations suggest that the concentrations of oxygen would be great enough to support not only microorganisms, but also more complex animal-like organisms which have greater oxygen demands.
Water under the ice of Europa is the first step towards life on Europa. Life on Europa has been proposed before, even with potential Europa-like situations found on Earth at the Blood Falls of Antarctica (previously). Water could be warmed through the gravitational push and pull of Jupiter, generating huge planetary waves in Europa’s submerged ocean. Galileo’s expedition, which found several lines of evidence to support the theory that liquid oceans exist under Europa’s icy surface, ended when it crashing into Jupiter to prevent lifeforms from Earth possibly infecting Europa. Jupiter Europa Orbiter is planned to launch February 2020, with a goal to explore Europa to investigate its habitability.



Awesome Online Archives, Reference Materials and Free Courses – Art, Music, Science and More

HealthBase Is The Ultimate Medical Content Search Engine – TechCrunch 9/2/09

Calculator calculator calculator calculator calculator – via Metafilter 7/25/09

All the calculators you ever needed

Hiking and Biking Trails Wiki – Sierra Club

How-to Videos and Wikis – via Metafilter 5/26/09

Data.gov – a new toy for data geeks, librarians, and transparency advocates everywhere – Metafilter 5/21/09

Constellations of Words:Explore the Etymology and Symbolism of the Constellations – via Metafilter 2/25/09

Recipe Puppy Chooses Meals Based on the Ingredients You Have [Recipes] – LifeHacker 4/21/09

Don’t lecture me! Oh, wait, I mean DO lecture me – via Metafilter 2/25/09

Academic Earth has videos of “thousands” of lectures from professors at Ivy League and other top universities.

Online courses on Western history – Metafilter 11/23/09

Videos of university courses – via Metafilter 2/4/09

Academic Earth collects lectures on a wide variety of subjects from UC Berkely, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford and Yale that the universities have released under Creative Commons. The site is still in beta so it doesn’t quite have the thousands of lectures its frontpage promises. It has many full courses, for example Benjamin Polak teaching game theory, Amy Hungerford on the American novel since 1945, Charles Bailyn’s introduction to astrophysics, John Merriman on the history of France since 1871, Shelly Kagan on death and Oussama Khatib’s introduction to robotics.

MathTV is a real problem solver for many. It is also found on YouTube, and is free. Here is some background. – via Metafilter 3/25/09

How to Think About Science – Metafilter 11/30/09

“Modern societies have tended to take science for granted as a way of knowing, ordering and controlling the world. Everything was subject to science, but science itself largely escaped scrutiny. This situation has changed dramatically in recent years. Historians, sociologists, philosophers and sometimes scientists themselves have begun to ask fundamental questions about how the institution of science is structured and how it knows what it knows.” How to Think About Science is a 24-part series from CBC Radio’s Ideas, featuring interviews with Steven Shapin, Ian Hacking, Bruno Latour, and others. The streaming audio links on the show’s website seem to be out of commission, but direct links to all of the episodes can be found here.

The Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination – via Metafilter 2/22/09

The Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination was established to promote an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of creativity and the imaginative process.” To this end they hold regular roundtable discussions, streaming videos of which are available online.

PhilSci Archive – via Metafilter 4/7/09

The PhilSci Archive is an electronic archive for preprints in the philosophy of science. The goal of the Archive is to promote communication in the field by the rapid dissemination of new work.

Major German Idealists – via Metafilter 3/13/09

Selected Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society – via Metafilter 11/30/09

To celebrate the start of its 350th year, the Royal Society has put online 60 of its most memorable scientific papers.
The Royal Society’s head of archives, Keith Moore, talks about some of them in an audio slideshow.

The papers (warning – they’re all PDFs) include:

Isaac Newton’s New Theory on Light And Colors. (1672)

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek‘s observations of Little Animals in Rainwater. (1677)

The Electrical Kite of Benjamin Franklin. (1752)

Thomas Young‘s Wave theory of light. (1802)

Hans Geiger and Ernest Marsden’s gold foil experiment which led to the nuclear model of the atom. (1909)

Visual review of art history – Metafilter 3/25/09

Are you looking to review your art history knowledge but find google too chaotic, and Prof. Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe’s site is overwhelming and has a few too many dead links? Maybe wikipedia lacks the visuals you associate with an art history…

Are you looking to review your art history knowledge but find google too chaotic, and Prof. Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe’s site is overwhelming and has a few too many dead links? Maybe wikipedia lacks the visuals you associate with an art history review, and Art cyclopedia could be a bit more straight-forward? Then The Art Browser might be the thing for you. The site combines brief descriptions of movements and artists from wikipedia, classifications from Art cyclopedia, and large images from Art.com for compact visual overview of art history

BBC to put every publicly owned oil painting online – Guardian, UK 1/28/09

You say poe-TAY-toe. – via Metafilter 8/5/09

Forvo: All the words in the world, pronounced by native speakers. At the time of this post, the tally stands at: 327,492 words; 239,165 pronunciations; in 220 languages; with 25,040 users submitting.

I’m Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World – Boing Boing 7/13/09

10 Things You Need to Know to Live on the Streets – Alternet 7/28/09

Google Maps Shows Local Webcams [Webcams] – LifeHacker 4/17/09

20 Fascinating Ancient Maps – Free.edu

More awesome maps here

3D Mapping – Metafilter 7/24/09

With topics that include: 3D end-to-end tour of the Grand Canyon, the origin and formation of the Colorado River, and examples of river systems that cut through mountain ranges instead of taking easier routes around them in Ancestral Rivers of the World.
But if geology and 3D mapping isn’t your thing, Bill also entertains and informs with his evaluations of creationism and religious cultists, an energy/oil analysis, gaming probability analysis, graph and number theories and applied mathematics.

“The Categorical Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts and Industries” – Metafilter 9/1/09

The University of Michigan’s collaborative translation of Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encylopédie has completed some 650 selections from the Enlightenment keystone, including articles on California, vanilla, werewolves, the English language, beauty, and the complete structure of human knowledge. The project has an open call for translators to help with the 74,000 remaining articles. 

Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street – BoingBoing 2/13/09

The entire Harper’s Index – via Metafilter 2/19/09

NSA Oral Histories – The Memory Hole 2/19/09

The National Security Agency has recently declassified and posted lengthy, formerly Top Secret oral history interviews with four of its most prominent personnel: Arthur J. Levenson, Dr. Solomon Kullback, Oliver R. Kirby, and Benson K. Buffham.

Geek Atlas: 128 nerdy must-sees and an education in science, technology and geek history – BoingBoing 7/23/09

Introducing the Atlas Obscura – BoingBoing 6/15/09

The Atlas is a collaborative project whose purpose is to catalog all of the “wondrous, curious, and esoteric places” that get left out of traditional travel guidebooks and are ignored by the average tourist.

Anyone can enter new places into the Atlas Obscura, or edit content that someone else has already contributed. We’re counting on you, Boing Boing readers, to help us fill out the map and document all of the world’s wonders and curiosities!

What kind of places are we talking about? Here are a few that were recently added to the Atlas:

– A hidden spot in the Smoky Mountains where you can find fireflies that blink in unison

-A 70-year-old house made entirely out of paper

– A giant hole in the middle of the Turkmenistan desert that’s been burning for four decades

– A Czech church built of bones

– The world’s largest Tesla coil

– A museum filled with the genitals of every known mammal in Iceland

Free online archive of vintage TV commercials – BoingBoing 7/27/09

Know Your Mushrooms documentary – BoingBoing 7/16/09

Statistics by zipcode. – via Metafilter 6/23/09

NeighborhoodScout collects information on neighborhoods in the United States. Using data from local law enforcement agencies, it has compiled a list of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in the country.

Downloads in All Major – via Metafilter 3/9/09

Classical Music at the European Archive. Free and legal lossless downloads of out-of-copyright recordings. Formats include WAV, FLAC, MP3 & Ogg.

British Library’s world music archive goes online for free – via Metafilter 9/4/09 

Mountain Bluegrass – via Metafilter 3/8/09

Music in the Digital Library of Appalachia provides an unprecedented resource for study of repertoire, technique, lore, and the musical interchanges among the region’s traditional musicians. Once you know what you like, it’s easy to find the music live with Blue Ridge Music Trails. Meet musicians who have grown up with that music, visit settings in which Blue Ridge folk music thrives, see traditional dancing, and in many cases, take part in the festivities. The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, winds through the mountains of Southwest Virginia. Along the trail, the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Traditional Country music is as beautiful and rugged as the landscape itself.

Revival Revival – via Metafilter 2/16/09

The Folkways Collection is a downloadable, 24-part podcast series that “explores the remarkable collection of music, spoken word, and sound recordings that make up Folkways Records (now at the Smithsonian as Smithsonian Folkways Recordings).”

The Anthology, notated. – via Metafilter 2/12/09

“With this blog, I want to use the Folkways Anthology as a roadmap to explore American folk music and maybe other countries traditions along the way. I’ll use texts, images, music and videos gathered from my personal collection and from the net to…

“With this blog, I want to use the Folkways Anthology as a roadmap to explore American folk music and maybe other countries traditions along the way. I’ll use texts, images, music and videos gathered from my personal collection and from the net to make this work-in-progress enjoyable and educational the best I can.” (via)



9/11/01 Investigation Update

President Obama extends 9/11 national emergency – BNO News 9/14/09

Video: 14 Art Students, it has now been confirmed, were in the World Trade Center Towers with Construction Passes, Connection to Mossad Spy Ring – YouTube 10/10/09

The OEM Issued a WTC Collapse Warning – What Really Happened 10/16/09

To our knowledge, none of the [fire] chiefs present believed that a total collapse of either tower was possible. [9/11 Commission Report]

A NASA Rocket Scientist to speak on Destruction of WTC Buildings. – 911blogger 10/14/09

On Wednesday, October 21, 2009, former NASA engineering executive Dwain Deets, will speak on behalf of more than 900 architects and engineers who cite evidence of explosive demolition at all three World Trade Center high-rises on 9/11 and are calling for a new, independent investigation into their destruction.

Danish Prime Minister Knew WTC Would Collapse – Prison Planet 10/16/09

During a recent interview on Danish television, the former Prime Minister of Denmark admitted that he received a message 5 to 10 minutes beforehand telling him that the south tower of the World Trade Center was going to collapse, prompting questions as to why the victims and rescue personnel inside the building didn’t get the same warning.

Alex Jones Show:Former Airline Pilot Talks About The Doomsday Planes 9/11 – EclippTV 9/12/09

Three heroes of 9/11 die of cancer in five days – NY Daily News 10/12/09

Video: Physics Nobel prize winner has “no opinion” as to how WTC buildings came down. – YouTube

The Mysterious Collapse of WTC Seven – Global Research 10/2/09

9/11: Mohamed Atta loved pork chops, cocaine, hookers and 49 other things you may not know – Democratic Underground 10/11/09

FORMER FBI CHIEF SAYS 9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB – EclippTV 9/29/09

FLASHBACK – FAA Manager Mangled, Cut, Destroyed 9/11 Tapes – AV Web 9/30/09

Outfoxing the 9/11 Coverup – Salem News 9/24/09

Video: Collection of media reports of explosions going off at WTC on 9/11 – YouTube 9/16/09

9/11 Blueprint for Truth (2008 Edition) – Cryptogon 9/17/09

Exposing the Criminal Cover-Up of 9/11 – Global Research 9/17/09

QUESTIONS ON 9 11 – There Are No Sunglasses 9/19/09

Chertoff: 9/11 Truth Is Akin To Holocaust Denial – Prison Planet 9/19/09

9/11 Commission ‘played with fire’ – Prison Planet 9/19/09

More questions on 9/11 – Asia Times 9/19/09

The 9/11 Commission Rejects own Report as Based on Government Lies – Salem News 9/21/09

Hayden and the NSA- the most ignored “9/11 connection”? – There Are No Sunglasses 9/23/09

 

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