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.

ClimateGate and the Surrounding Debate: Best of the Web Round-Up

ClimateGate – A Comprehensive Archive

Climategate UN Eugenics Crime Syndicate Exposed on CBC News

Copenhagen and Global Warming: Ten Facts and Ten Myths on Climate Change

“Catastrophic Global Warming”, Ecological Brainwashing and World Government

Climategate: “Men behaving badly” – a short summary for laymen

 What’s the hubbub? It all comes down to men behaving badly. Emails and files related to top scientists that support man made global warming theory were released in the hacked files. These scientists have authored/co-authored many of the studies relied on by the UN IPCC, and world governments. The studies have been used to pronounce global warming an immediate, and therefore taxable, threat.

Here are some of the highlights of the documents released.

10 mins to Expose Global Warming Scam

Climategate: Follow the Money

Thus, the European Commission’s most recent appropriation for climate research comes to nearly $3 billion, and that’s not counting funds from the EU’s member governments. In the U.S., the House intends to spend $1.3 billion on NASA’s climate efforts, $400 million on NOAA’s, and another $300 million for the National Science Foundation. The states also have a piece of the action, with California—apparently not feeling bankrupt enough—devoting $600 million to their own climate initiative. In Australia, alarmists have their own Department of Climate Change at their funding disposal.

The Hacked Climate Change Emails: What They Do And Don’t Show

Emails that rocked climate change campaign leaked from Siberian ‘closed city’ university built by KGB

There Is No ‘Consensus’ On Global Warming


Lord Monckton Warns Obama Will Attempt Use of Executive Authority to Commit US to Copenhagen Agreement

EPA is preparing to regulate emissions in Congress’s stead

Copenhagen climate summit: US rules that greenhouse gases endanger human health

EPA Says Breathing Is Deadly, But Radioactive Drinking Water Is Good For Us

Krauthammer: EPA Move May Bring a ‘Revolution on the Administration’s Hands’

Climategate: Barack Obama’s rule by EPA decree is a coup d’etat against Congress, made in Britain

Who needs tanks on the lawn when you have the Environmental Protection Agency? Barack Obama’s use of the EPA to pressurise the Senate to pass his climate change Nuremberg Decrees shows his dictatorial mentality. He wants to override Congress, which is hostile to his climate gobbledegook because it is representative of the American electorate, and sideline the nation’s elected Senators by ruling by decree, courtesy of the EPA. This is a coup d’état.

Climategate Outrage Explodes As Carbon Tax Agenda Collapses

 Outrage surrounding the climategate scandal is increasing as desperate apologists for the crooks caught manipulating data to “hide the decline” in global warming attempt to distance themselves from the perpetrators, burning a few scientists to save the larger carbon tax gravy train in a cynical damage limitation exercise.

The potential for the climategate scandal to derail the gargantuan agenda to exploit fraudulent fearmongering about global warming in order to ram through a new carbon tax is growing after the ringleader of the scam, Phil Jones, the head of the Climactic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, temporarily stepped down pending an investigation.

Bombshell UN Documents Outline Plan To Use Climategate Crooks In “End Run” Around National Sovereignty

Hacked climate emails include calls for ‘Earth Government’ as foundation of new world order, splitting of America

 One of the leaked climate emails was apparently a press release from “Earth Government” Newsletter dated 27 Mar 2003. The document calls for a ‘democratic’ world government that would amalgamate and reform the prevailing global institutions including the United Nations, IMF, World Bank WTO, NAFTA, FTAA and others “for the good of all.”

Manipulation of Data and Concepts: The Climate Change EMails

No science is possible: CRU has destroyed the original data

Forget The Emails, Code Discusses “Artificially Adjusted” Temperatures

Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD) and Climate Change

Environmental Warfare: Climate Modification Schemes

Climate change scandal deepens as BBC expert claims he was sent ‘cover-up’ emails a month before they went public

Russian TV Does Better Job Reporting ClimateGate Than CNN

Flashback: Weather Channel boss calls global warming ‘the greatest scam in history’

Oceans to fall, not rise, over millions of years

Extreme Sea Level Rise Goes Mainstream

The Red Planet was once blue… Giant ocean once covered third of Mars

Mauna Loa Observatory’s carbon dioxide readings near worst-case scenario

Copenhagen: Seattle Grows Up

The Road to Copenhagen part III: A “Planetary Regime” in the Making

Copenhagen’s Hidden Agenda: The Multibillion Trade in Carbon Derivatives

The Meaning of Climategate

CLIMATEGATE – Global warming ’caused by sun’s radiation’

Guru Of Science Czar Holdren Called For Doubling CO2 Emissions

U.S. Caught Drafting Secret Proposal That Could Torpedo Climate Negotiations

“The Obama administration’s role in what appears to be a secret plot to strong-arm through an agreement forcing poor countries to bear much of the cost of reducing emissions is despicable. President Obama cannot lead the world while wheeling and dealing from the back-room. These are supposed to be negotiations about how to solve a problem, not about how to appease the United States government.

“The ‘Danish text’ is grossly unfair and is a non-starter. The United States, which has already filled the atmosphere with far more than its fair share of greenhouse gas emissions, must reject this text and start listening to the proposals of developing countries.”

Doomsday Climate Cultists Attempt to Convert Kids

Context for ‘hide the decline’ discovered

At issue was a proxy-temperature graph showing trends in temperatures for the preceding 1000 years. The first version of this graph, prepared initially by Keith Briffa, did show a significant decline in temperatures late in the twentieth century. The attendees at the IPCC meeting expressed, in no uncertain terms, their sentiment that this decline was an outlying result that ought to remain hidden, presumably from the broader scientific community and the public, in order to avoid what they feared would be a misconstruction of this decline.

Global Temperature and Atmospheric CO2 over Geologic Time

There has historically been much more CO2 in our atmosphere than exists today. For example, during the Jurassic Period (200 mya), average CO2 concentrations were about 1800 ppm or about 4.7 times higher than today. The highest concentrations of CO2 during all of the Paleozoic Era occurred during the Cambrian Period, nearly 7000 ppm — about 18 times higher than today.

CLIMATEGATE – A Complete List Of Things Supposedly Caused By Global Warming

CLIMATEGATE – Copenhagen: Global Population Control Program Suggested To Stop Climate Change

Woman who invented Credit Default Swaps is one of the key architects of Carbon Derivatives (which are the center of Cap and Trade)

Awesome Science & Technology News
February 20, 2009, 7:35 pm
Filed under: astronomy, interesting, Miscellaneous, news, physics, random, science, space, technology, weaponry

Secret inspection satellites boost space intelligence ops – Space Flight Now 1/15/09

In a top secret operation, the U.S. Defense Dept. is conducting the first deep space inspection of a crippled U.S. military spacecraft. To do this, it is using sensors on two covert inspection satellites that have been prowling geosynchronous orbit for nearly three years.

Humans ‘Will be Implanted with Microchips’ – MSN via Cryptogon 1/30/09

Autonomous aerial drones for less than $500 – Boing Boing 2/5/09

Robots at War: The New Battlefield. – via Metafilter

“It sounds like science fic­tion, but it is fact: On the battlefields of Iraq and Afghan­istan, robots are killing America’s ene­mies and sav­ing Ameri­can lives. But today’s Pack­Bots, Preda­tors, and Ravens are rela­tively prim­itive machines. The coming generation of ‘war-bots’ will be im­mensely more sophisti­cated, and their devel­op­ment raises troubling new questions about how and when we wage ­war.”

Japanese firms unveil net-hurling ‘robocop’– BBC 1/22/09

Two Japanese companies unveil a security robot that can be commanded from a mobile phone to hurl a net over suspects.

The Army’s remote controlled beetle – MIT Technology Review 1/29/09

A giant flower beetle with implanted electrodes and a radio receiver on its back can be wirelessly controlled, according to research presented this week. Scientists at the University of California developed a tiny rig that receives control signals from a nearby computer. Electrical signals delivered via the electrodes command the insect to take off, turn left or right, or hover in midflight. The research, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), could one day be used for surveillance purposes or for search-and-rescue missions.  

Odd planet reaches fiery 1,200 degrees – Raw Story 1/30/09

Recent experiments in teleportation – via Metafilter 1/30/09

Scientist Teleport Matter More Than Three Feet– Fox News 2/6/09

Dust-Size “Crabs” Can Grab Living Cells – National Geographic 1/25/09

Tiny new wireless machines called microgrippers can manipulate microscopic objects—a breakthrough that could lead to devices that can perform surgery, a new study says. With video.

Found: New cosmic background radiation – Raw Story 1/16/09

Could Earth be a giant hologram?– Raw Story 1/16/09

This will spin you out!


The Earth Observatory – via Metafilter 1/14/09

Earth, observed. Standout photographs from NASA’s Earth Observatory website.

NASA discovers: It’s snowing on Mars – Raw Story 1/26/09

Twin to Milky Way’s Black Hole Found – Refreshing News 1/26/09

A sharp-eyed instrument on the Very Large Telescope has given astronomers a peek at the heart of a nearby galaxy, revealing a host of young, massive and dusty stellar nurseries and a possible twin of our own Milky Way’s supermassive black hole.

Mars and Mercury Formed From Planetary Scraps – National Geographic 1/21/09

A new model of planetary formation suggests that Mars and Mercury were formed from bits of Earth and Venus. 


Exclusive: NASA Researchers Claim Evidence of Present Life on Mars  – Space.com 1/14/09

A pair of NASA scientists told a group of space officials at a private meeting here Sunday that they have found strong evidence that life may exist today on Mars, hidden away in caves and sustained by pockets of water.  The scientists, Carol Stoker and Larry Lemke of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, told the group that they have submitted their findings to the journal Nature for publication in May, and their paper currently is being peer reviewed.  What Stoker and Lemke have found, according to several attendees of the private meeting, is not direct proof of life on Mars, but methane signatures and other signs of possible biological activity remarkably similar to those recently discovered in caves here on Earth.


Oldest Shark Braincase Shakes Up Vertebrate Evolution– National Geographic 1/13/09


“Alien” Atmosphere Helped Unfreeze Early Earth– National Geographic 1/12/09

Chemical signatures in 635-million-year-old rock suggest our planet once had an otherworldly atmosphere that might have helped melt millions of years’ worth of deep freeze.


IBM microscope 100 million times stronger than MRI– CNet 1/12/09 

Single cell ‘can store memories’ – BBC 1/25/09

Just one brain cell is capable of holding fleeting memories vital for our everyday life, according to US scientists.

FDA OKs 1st drug from genetically altered animals– AP 2/6/09


Researchers develop universal flu vaccine– Mercury News 2/5/09


NASA-sponsored Singularity University offers grad courses in accelerating technological change – BoingBoing 2/3/09


Asian heart disease gene found– BBC 1/18/09

News From The Universe
January 17, 2009, 9:02 am
Filed under: astronomy, ecology, environment, interesting, Miscellaneous, news, physics, random, science, space, technology

“Renegade” Stars Tearing Across Universe, Hubble Shows – National Geographic 1/7/09

Like the wakes of cosmic speedboats, oddly shaped bow shocks reveal single stars careening through the cosmos at more than 112,000 miles (180,250 kilometers) an hour.

Monster Black Holes Spawned Early Galaxies – National Geographic 1/7/09

“Warm Plasma Cloak” Discovered Enveloping Earth – National Geographic 1/6/09

Milky Way ‘bigger than thought’ – BBC 1/6/09

The Milky Way has 50% more mass and is travelling 120,000km per hour faster than previously thought, according to researchers.

Getting into space by broomstick – BBC 1/5/09

The proposed space elevator project could be powered by a simple new approach, demonstrated using a broomstick.

Scientists plan to ignite tiny man-made star – Telegraph, UK 12/28/08

While it has seemed an impossible goal for nearly 100 years, scientists now believe that they are on brink of cracking one of the biggest problems in physics by harnessing the power of nuclear fusion, the reaction that burns at the heart of the sun.

In the spring, a team will begin attempts to ignite a tiny man-made star inside a laboratory and trigger a thermonuclear reaction.

A “Second Earth” has been found 20 light years away. Do you think there is life over there? – SodaHead via WRH 1/6/09

Scientists have discovered a warm and rocky “second Earth” circling a star, a find they believe dramatically boosts the prospects that we are not alone.

The planet is the most Earth-like ever spotted and is thought to have perfect conditions for water, an essential ingredient for life. Researchers detected the planet orbiting one of Earth’s nearest stars, a cool red dwarf called Gliese 581, 20 light years away in the constellation of Libra.

Space is just a little bit closer – BBC 12/21/08

The upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere are much lower than expected, a US Air Force satellite has found.

Magnetic-Shield Cracks Found; Big Solar Storms Expected – National Geographic 12/16/08

Some of the worst solar storms Earth has seen in decades are predicted to hit in 2012. Newfound breaches in the planet’s magnetic field will make matters worse, experts say.

New Evidence of Meteor Bombardment – NYTimes 1/1/09

Researchers say that an abrupt cooling of the Earth about 12,900 years ago may have been caused by one or more meteors that slammed into North America.

Science and Technology: News and Random Weirdness

Heavy Metal-Eating “Superworms” Unearthed in U.K. – Nat’l Geographic 10/7/08

Newly evolved earthworms found at old mining sites eat toxic waste and could help cleanse polluted industrial land.


 VIDEO: “Monkey Island” Made by Scientists – National Geographic 10/23/08

Scientists have populated a small island near Puerto Rico with a thousand rhesus monkeys, creating a vast and unusual outdoor lab.


Bill Gates Funds Research Into ‘Flying Syringe’ Mosquitos to Deliver Vaccines – Cryptogon 10/22/08


Time – Metafilter 10/21/08

Flow of Time is a BBC documentary that ” tries to explain time and covers the different ways we have used to understand Time, religion, mathematics, relativity, and quantum mechanics.”


Future planes, cars may be made of `buckypaper’ (AP)  – Yahoo 10/18/08


Computer circuit builds itself – Nature 10/15/08


Bizarre walking strategies of artifically evolved organisms – BoingBoing 10/2/08


Our Fractal Universe: A Sneak Peek at the New Cosmology – Brainsturbator 9/21/08


Hunting the Hidden Dimension. You may be familiar with fractals, but in this PBS Nova episode, divided online into 5 parts, fractals go beyond the impossible zoom of the Mandelbrot set. Scientists are using fractals to describe complex natural occurrences, like lava, capillaries, and rain forests. In part 5, scientists measure one tree in the rain forests, and the distribution of small and large branches mirror the distribution of small and large trees. Fractals, it seems, are nature.  – Metafilter 11/2/08

Unknown “Structures” Tugging at Universe, Study Says – National Geographic 11/4/08

Biologists on verge of creating life form – Raw Story 9/9/08

DARPA’s Super-Resolution Vision System uses heatwaves to magnify targets – EnGadget 9/27/08 

Ancient Fish Had Primitive Fingers, Toes – National Geographic 9/23/08

Fish caught in act of evolution – Raw Story 10/7/08

In what could be a first in the world, a fish species known as cichlids has been observed by scientists in the act of splitting into two distinct species in Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake and one of the world’s biggest fresh water bodies. 

Scientists identify brain’s ‘hate circuit’ – Raw Story 10/29/08


Nanoscaffolding Regrows Limbs, Organs – TechCrunch 11/19/08


U.S. Army Shoots Live Pigs for Target Practice – Natural News 11/19/08


Scottish I-Ball rolls to success – CNet 11/18/08

Launchable, wireless projectile camera from Scotland provides stabilized images from ground and sky, wins U.K. contest.

Invisibility Cloak “Feasible Now” – National Geographic 11/19/08

Cool Animated Video: Humans As Virus – Treehugger 9/9/08

Protesters decry NASA hacker’s extradition – CNet 9/4/08

Supporters of Gary McKinnon protest his upcoming extradition to the U.S., where he will face trial for his self-confessed hacks into defense computer systems. 

Brief History of the Twenty-First Century – Metafilter 10/7/08

The Cancer and Disease Fighting Plants of the Rainforest– Natural News 9/5/08


Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Homeopathy  – Natural News 11/1/08

Dark Matter Proof Found Over Antarctica? – National Geographic 11/18/08

Unexpected numbers of high-energy electrons could be physical evidence of the mysterious substance—or they may reveal a nearby astrophysical object that’s bombarding Earth.


Regenerating a Mammoth for $10 Million – NYTimes 11/19/08

A new report suggests that a living mammoth could perhaps be regenerated from DNA extracted from clumps of the animal’s hair. 


A collection of interesting science-related links

The Misshapen Mind: How the Brain’s Haphazard Evolution Left Us with Self-Destructive Instincts – Alternet 8/20/08

OneGeology.org: Mother Earth naked reveals world’s geology – Telegraph, UK 7/31/08

The striking images are revealed for the first time as part of OneGeology, an ambitious plan to produce the first digital geological map of the world.

Militarizing the Social Sciences – Global Research 8/6/08

Motherlode of cool science toys – BoingBoing 4/3/08

The Middlesex University Teaching Resources shop sells all manner of awesome science toys for kids of all ages.

Physics milestones of the past 50 years – via Metafilter 2/27/08


WonderHowTo.com – a directory of how-to videos – BoingBoing 1/30/08

Mobile Phone Radiation to Unleash Epidemic of Brain Tumors – NaturalNews 8/20/08

Sedative with amnesia side effects being used on prisoners across the nation – MSNBC 7/11/08  

The Contextuality of Quantum Theory in Ten Minutes [The Quantum Pontiff] – Science Blogs 1/17/08


Certain Parasites Alter Behavior of Their Infected Hosts – NaturalNews 7/31/08

Agrobacterium & Morgellons Disease, A GM Connection? – Global Research 8/20/08

Treehugger Radio: David Orr and the Science of Hope and Optimism – 10/23/07

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Campaign ’08 Update: On The Issues

This Week on The Candidates:
Ron Paul Update
Campaign ’08 Update: Republicans

Campaign ’08: Democrats


Executive Power: Presidential Candidates Answer Questions (Alternet 12/27/07)

Candidates respond to Bhutto assassination – no, not Paul or Kucinich (AP/Yahoo 12/28/07)

Environment: 5 Questions to ask the Candidates (Treehugger 1/3/08)

Tech Voter’s Guide (CNet News)

Responses from Edwards, Dodd, McCain, Paul, Clinton and Obama 


Should Big Media Choose Our Candidates? (Alternet 1/2/08)

Primary Election Dates By State (Des Moines Register)

 Haaretz newspaper ranks which presidential candidates are best/worst for Israel  

Candidates on Energy Policy (CNN 12/31/07)

Candidates on Climate/Energy, Biomedical, Space (Nature.com)

MySpace users choose Obama and Paul (via MParent 1/3/08)

Why Won’t They Talk About the Gulf Coast? (Dissident Voice)

Dozens of debates and only one question at one Democratic debate was asked about Gulf Coast recovery post-Katrina.  The question was actually if the candidates would support a human right of return, based on international law.  They avoided answering that one.


Part 1: Campaign Round-up

Part 2: The ‘Democrats’

Part 3: Ron Paul Special

Part 4: Giuliani and Romney

Part 5: Huckabee and McCain