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Wonders of Nature / Dinosaurs
« on: November 11, 2017, 09:30:23 pm »
Dinosaur Apocalypse : Documentary on the Extinction of the Dinosaurs   


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Putin Ferguson

Published on Sep 6, 2016

You are about to see a documentary that will inspire you.  There are also many other documentaries on this channel that are incredibly interesting and engaging. Documentaries are the future of education since the only real way to learn anything is to be interested enough in the material that you can retain it.  This is where documentaries come into play.  Good documentaries will hold your interest and present the information in a way that you want to know more because you can relate to all of the ideas. 


Documentary is one of three basic creative modes in film, the other two being narrative fiction and experimental avant-garde. Narrative fiction we know as the feature-length entertainment films we see in theaters on a Friday night or on our TV screens; they grow out of literary and theatrical traditions. Experimental or avant-garde films are usually shorts, shown in nontheatrical film societies or series on campuses and in museums; usually they are the work of individual filmmakers and grow out of the tradition of the visual arts. One approach to the theory, technique, and history of the documentary film might be to describe what the films generally called documentaries have in common, and the ways in which they differ from other types of film. Another possible approach would be to consider how documentary filmmakers define the kinds of films they make.

Category Education

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New Inventions / V-Chiller: Climate Friendly Refrigeration
« on: November 02, 2017, 12:30:50 pm »
Climate Launchpad 2017 Startup Spotlight: V-Chiller Eco-Friendly Refrigeration

November 2nd, 2017 by Kyle Field

SNIPPET:

The team at V-Chiller arrived from Hungary, excited to present their innovative concept for revolutionizing refrigeration of all types
 
The innovation makes use of a vacuum pump and a proprietary new refrigerant that inventor Amir Wasily created to solve a problem that many youngsters run up against — the need to get a beer cold quickly.




Fulll article: 

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/11/02/climate-launchpad-2017-startup-spotlight-v-chiller-eco-friendly-refrigeration/

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New Inventions / NASA innovations
« on: August 07, 2017, 12:50:40 pm »

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New Inventions / Robotics
« on: August 06, 2017, 10:47:34 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: Yeah, sure, A Robotic Semi is "ten years or more away"... Google must be "smokin somethin" or they are just into a "pipe dream" ...

Here's The First Look At Google's Self-Driving Semi Trucks


Jason Torchinsky

6/27/17 5:55pm

Waymo, Google’s autonomous vehicle division, confirmed that it’s developing self-driving long-haul trucks earlier this month. Now we know what they look like.

We’ve seen other Waymo autonomous rigs on Chrysler Pacificas, and the hardware seen on these big rigs looks quite similar. These pictures were sent to us from an anonymous source and are not official releases from Waymo.


The truck itself appears to be a Peterbilt 579, most likely equipped with an automatic transmission, because why should Waymo make more work for themselves?
 
The autonomy equipment appears to be primarily mounted on a roof rack, which houses what seems to be a central LIDAR dome and four ultrasonic sensors, two at each side, covering front and rear. A radar emitter appears to be mounted low and center on the front bumper.

It’s possible there are additional sensors at the side and rear of the truck, mounted on the trailer, but I can’t confirm that from these pictures.

Long-haul trucking is a likely and obvious place for autonomous vehicles to take hold before they become common as passenger vehicles. The fact that the vehicles tend to be fleet owned, centrally monitored, and used for long highway stretches makes them ideal early adopters.

While many speculate this will cause a lot of job loss for truckers, I suspect there will remain a need to have a human ‘minder’ in the truck to act as a backup and to handle communications, security, refueling, and other duties, at least initially.

If you see this thing out there on the road, send us a tip.

(Additional reporting by Ryan Felton, who’s supposed to be on vacation)

http://jalopnik.com/heres-the-first-look-at-googles-self-driving-semi-truck-1796465587

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New Inventions / Stronger Fibers for cloth, rope or cables
« on: July 31, 2017, 06:49:59 pm »
Are Any Man-Made Fibers as Strong as Spider Silk?

Spider silk is one of nature’s strongest materials. It also has a high damping capacity, which allows the threads to absorb large amounts of energy, similar to a bungee cord. For years, scientists have been trying to create a synthetic spider silk that is as strong and elastic as the real thing.

  In 2017, researchers at the University of Cambridge came up with the closest imitation yet, a stretchy material with super-strong fibers. Even more astounding is the fact that the material is composed of 98% water :o.

They’re hoping that this new material can be used in textiles and energy-absorbing applications such as bulletproof vests and helmets.

One tough little fiber:   

The fibers are spun from a soupy mixture called a hydrogel. The remaining 2 percent of the concoction is silica and cellulose, which are both natural materials.

The fibers are pulled from the hydrogel in extremely thin threads, a few millionths of a meter in diameter. After about 30 seconds, the water evaporates -- leaving a super-stretchy fiber that’s stronger than steel and tougher than Kevlar.

The results of the research appeared in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

http://www.wisegeek.com/are-any-man-made-fibers-as-strong-as-spider-silk.htm

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Metabolic Therapy Threatens the Drug Pushing Medical Establishment BECAUSE it Provides YOU with drug free RENEWED HEALTH!
Episode 5 - Modern Medical Madness, Pharmaceutical Drugs & True Detox


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In this series, you'll learn about:

The dangers of the conventional medical system.
One action step that may shrink tumors naturally.
The first 3 steps to take to move yourself away from a flawed medical system.
The underlying root cause of many chronic diseases and what can be done about it.
Simple, practical strategies and protocols to help you detox.
Simple strategies to help improve your dental health.

http://www.mercola.com/dietagainstdisease/watch.htm

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Wonders of Nature / Endangered Species
« on: July 02, 2017, 07:51:06 pm »
A 29 inch long Salamander!!!?  :o   

Chris McDermott

Get Ready to See One of the World's Biggest Salamanders

The Hellbender is a giant salamander, up to 29 inches long, but these creatures aren't easy to find.

They tend to spend daylight hours under rocks, and on top of that, their numbers—and their habitats—have severely dwindled.

In the above video from Brave Wilderness, Coyote Peterson and herpetologist Tim Brust travel to a secret location on a quest to encounter the super amphibian. Their mission is to collect field data and biometrics to help conservation efforts for the Hellbender, listed as near threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

https://www.ecowatch.com/hellbender-salamander-2450386709.html

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Wonders of Nature / Those Amazing Animals and their offspring
« on: June 14, 2017, 04:44:56 pm »
Mood Enhancing pictures of Animals with their Babies 
 










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Renewables / Metal Recycling for a Sustainable Civilization
« on: June 13, 2017, 04:54:19 pm »

Aluminum Can Story


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This aluminum can, named Miles, is here to tell you a thing or two about how far he travels to do his job. He's exhausted!

A charming animation that really drives home the point that we need to be more aware of how much energy is wasted in the production and transportation of goods we use everyday, and what we can be doing instead.

--Bibi Farber


Produced by the Natural Step, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to education, advisory work and research in sustainable development. Visit www.naturalstep.org

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General Discussion / The Wisdom of the Books of the Bible
« on: June 03, 2017, 01:42:47 pm »

Book of Proverbs

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Proverbs" translates the Hebrew word mashal, but "mashal" has a wider range of meaning than the short catchy sayings implied by the English word. Thus, while roughly half the book is made up of "sayings" of this type, the other half is made up of longer poetic units of various types. These include "instructions" formulated as advice from a teacher or parent addressed to a student or child, dramatic personifications of both Wisdom and Folly, and the "words of the wise" sayings, longer than the Solomonic "sayings" but shorter and more diverse than the "instructions".[7]

The Book of Proverbs (Hebrew: מִשְלֵי, Míshlê (Shlomoh), "Proverbs (of Solomon)") is the second book of the third section (called Writings) of the Hebrew Bible and a book of the Christian Old Testament.[1] When translated into Greek and Latin, the title took on different forms: in the Greek Septuagint (LXX) it became Παροιμίαι Paroimiai ("Proverbs"); in the Latin Vulgate the title was Proverbia, from which the English name is derived.

Proverbs is not merely an anthology but a "collection of collections" relating to a pattern of life which lasted for more than a millennium.[2] It is an example of the Biblical wisdom tradition, and raises questions of values, moral behaviour, the meaning of human life, and right conduct.[3] The repeated theme is that "the fear of God (meaning submission to the will of God) is the beginning of wisdom".[4] Wisdom is praised for her role in creation; God acquired her before all else, and through her he gave order to chaos; and since humans have life and prosperity by conforming to the order of creation, seeking wisdom is the essence and goal of the religious life.[5]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Proverbs

Agelbert NOTE: Great scientists who pioneered the scientific method, unlike many present scientists, who worship at the atheist Darwinian altar, knew that Nature, that complex and magnificently ordered life matrix we observe, admire and totally depend on for our survival, also called the biosphere, must be obeyed. Francis Bacon, a wise man who WAS NOT an atheist, understood the message of Proverbs quite well.


FRANCIS BACON: GOD AND ATHEISM

Sir Francis Bacon was critical in the development of the scientific method, and, thus, being a philosophical/scientific giant, atheists have attempted to recruit him as a supporter of unbelief. Again they do so in vain, as Bacon made his religious views quite clear in some of his works, and they are clearly reflective of Christian beliefs. Ironically, he also expressed his disdain for atheism, as shown below.

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"It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy brings about man's mind to religion: for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no further; but when it beholdeth the chain of them confederate and linked together, it must needs fly to Providence and Deity."(Bacon, 64)

“They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts in his body; and, if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.” (Bacon, 67)

“It is better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him: for the one is unbelief the other is contumely; and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity.” (Bacon, 68)
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Bacon, F. The Essays of Lord Bacon. London: Longman  and Green Co., 1875.

http://atheismexposed.tripod.com/francis_bacon.htm

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New Inventions / Aircraft for launching space vehicles
« on: June 01, 2017, 05:52:22 pm »
World's largest airplane rolled out for the first time

Even if you had been allowed to kick the tires as the world's largest airplane was rolled out for the first time Wednesday, it might have taken you a while.

Stratolaunch -- which is designed to release rockets that will carry satellites into space -- has a 385-foot wingspan, features six engines used by the Boeing 747, stands 50 feet tall and can carry more than 500,000 pounds of payload.

And it has those 28 wheels.  :o  ;D

The twin-fuselage aircraft, the baby of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, was pulled out of its Mojave Air and Space Port hangar in California to begin fueling tests -- the first of many ground tests.

Jean Floyd, Stratolaunch's chief executive officer, said the goal is to have a launch demonstration as early as 2019.


"Over the coming weeks and months, we'll be actively conducting ground and flight line testing at the Mojave Air and Space Port," Floyd said in a statement. "This is a first-of-its-kind aircraft, so we're going to be diligent throughout testing and continue to prioritize the safety of our pilots, crew and staff."

The Ukrainian-built Antonov An-225 is longer than the Stratolaunch.

While the Stratolaunch has the biggest wingspan, the six-engine Antonov An-225 cargo jet -- which was originally designed to carry a Soviet version of the space shuttle -- is longer. Stratolaunch is 238 feet long while the length of the An-225 is about 275 feet.

Also, aviation mogul Howard Hughes' legendary H-4 "Spruce Goose," which flew only once in 1947, has an enormous wingspan of 320 feet -- not as wide as the Stratolaunch.

Allen, owner of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, has written about his desire to see more use of low Earth orbit without breaking the bank.

"With aircraft-like operations, our reusable launch platform will significantly reduce the long wait times traditionally experienced between the construction of a satellite and the opportunity to launch it into space," he wrote last year.

Stratolaunch will take off from a runway. It will fly to the approximate cruising altitude of a commercial airliner before launching a launch vehicle. "As the launch vehicle rockets into orbit, Stratolaunch will fly back to a runway landing for reloading, refueling and reuse," Allen says.


Allen's Vulcan Aerospace has worked with aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan's company, Scaled Composites, on the ambitious project.

The duo collaborated on the launch of SpaceShipOne in 2004.

Allen isn't the only US billionaire with the dreams and pockets big enough to take on space.

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon CEO, and Elon Musk, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO, have distinguished themselves as the must-watch innovators pushing hardest to bring the future to us today.

In late March, SpaceX made history by successfully launching a used rocket into space. And the company plans to fly two customers around the moon in 2018. It's already delivered satellites and has made resupply trips to the International Space Station.

Like Musk, Bezos wants to reuse rockets to drive down the cost of space travel. But for the time being, Blue Origin is mostly interested in conducting suborbital flights for tourists.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/31/us/worlds-largest-airplane-rolled-out-paul-allen/index.html

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General Discussion / Computer Software Security
« on: May 26, 2017, 02:23:48 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: What People should know about the Replace Exclusive OR Instruction (RXOR) and Hackers.


The page contains images that come from the domain "somecards.com" which is presumably on Symantec's blacklist for hosting malicious .jpg images.
This blanket approach is too broad, giving false positives, but you can never be too careful, especially if you are using a Windows OS.


In regard to ensuring careful attention to potential attacks, for once, we agree. 

I programmed a mainframe air traffic control computer for several years. I was one of the few who could program in machine code. That means I am an expert at using Boolean algebra (denoting a system of algebraic notation used to represent logical propositions, especially in computing and electronics.) to talk directly with a computer. What does that have to do with this discussion?

I know, for example, that the RXOR instruction (that ALL COMPUTERS USE ROUTINELY)  is a toggle switch to completely reroute a program path a certain way, and then when the same key sequence is made, reroute it back. THAT is one of the FEW ways that hackers use to do their thing. Yes, I'm sure you know that. But I am bringing it to the fore here  so readers can understand that hacking is not some big mysterious thing for math "wizards"; it is a way for devious individuals of average, not superior, intelligence to try to STEAL from honest people. 

ALL computers MUST run in machine language, regardless of what "high order" language they use to interface human speak commands about math and labels to the machine language of binary bit coding. The only nuances in machine language (bit pattern the hardware understands) come from the size of a "word" (this determines where to set the far left bit when a "word" is a negative number) and whether you use octal or hexadecimal numbering. But in the end, it's all  LA(load accumulator) followed by other instructions like shift left so many bits or shift right so many bits, OR, XOR, RXOR, AND, NOT, SA (store in the accumulator), jump to label contents (address) if flag is set or don't jump if the flag is not set. etc.

The point is that hackers can ONLY get into your stuff by pushing some code into a program branch that is routinely used. THAT'S IT. They make a big deal about "viruses" and "malware" and "ransomeware" and "phishing" (and so "I am the greatest and can steal you blind so be afraid" on braggadocio), but it's all MAINLY about the RXOR.

The RXOR can, by jumping to a subroutine that zeroes out multiple memory locations, effectively wipe out giant swaths of code, if that's what you want to do, AND LEAVE NO TRACE that it was done. But they do that only when they want to crash your system without leaving evidence you can analyze in a post crash dump (trigger a Store zeroes instruction to the area the they reprogrammed).

The BASTARDS that do hacking these days do not really want to crash your system; they want to WATCH what you do in order to steal you blind. So, they insert a RXOR to, in nanoseconds, store some of your activity and rapidly return to your normal routine.

What they call "worms" and "viruses" are simply a step by step process to to get into what is called "protected" memory (read only) and WRITE something into it. That "something" is usually a RXOR (replace exclusive or) instruction that sends your program to a quiet key logger and back. They can be real "sophisticated" and put timers for DOING STUFF at certain dates or when certain activity is detected. It is all quite entertaining to unethical bastards that enjoy this sort of thing.

So, yeah, you can be assured that I will ALWAYS be VERY careful.  8)

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My posts a few days ago about a market CRASH seem to have been prescient.  8)
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pre·scient /ˈpreSH(ē)ənt/

adjective: prescient

having or showing knowledge of events before they take place.



Jim Rogers It s Time to Prepare MAY 2017 will be bad for the dollar, US economy & stock market
Financial Consultants

Published on Apr 30, 2017

Jim Rogers It s Time to Prepare MAY 2017 will be collapse for the dollar, US economy & stock market.

Could be starting. 372 points sounds like a lot, but it's only 1.78% now. Not a crash, but maybe topping. All the WS bears are saying a Trump impeachment might crash the market. Some others are saying the cyber attack might do it. I don't think we're ready for the Big One yet, but I dunno. Stocks have been way overvalued for years.

Yep. My wife and I had a discussion about this from the view that Trump is technically in control of the plunge protection ex nihilo money creating counterfeiters at the Fed who jack up stocks when they fall beyond "acceptable" limits.

I said that TPTB are NOT going to save Trump's arse IF they want him to go down, which means the long overdue massive correction (as anybody that has looked at the ridiculous valuations and debt to equity ratios of the can see are historically unsustainable harbingers of a plus 10% correction, if not a crash). IOW, tomorrow will be the TELL. Right now Trumpy is yelling his head off telling at his team to GET THOSE STOCKS UP!

If the plunge protection team says "the dog ate their market software lunch" ;)  and they cannot stop the "correction" because they, uh, can't buy gazillion futures before the market opens or/and high speed pump buy bids every time indexes begin tanking to stop the red ink, then the next stop is the "automatic" trading stop brake within the markets. Again, if Wall Street has decided to dump Trump and take their chances with pseudo Christian stuffed shirt Pence, those brakes won't be too "effective".   

My wife said that Trump has all that figured out and does NOT want Pence to replace him if TPTB game convinces Trump that they are out to GIT him out of the White House. She thinks that Trump will try to get Pence "removed" through resignation or "lead poisoning" ;) so that Trump can shove Jared in there before Trump is impeached so Trump can be "pardoned in advance" by Jared (just like Ford did to Nixon).

It's an intriguing theory with some heavy duty spiritual connotations because Jared is the 666 building guy that (although you think this is bullshit, I think it very well might be true) has every indication of being the Anti-Christ predicted in the Book of Daniel, Revelation and the Gospels.

The rest of this week will be very informative for those with the wisdom to understand the unfolding of these events.

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New Inventions / Health Monitoring Devices
« on: May 12, 2017, 01:47:22 pm »
Study finds Apple Watch can detect heart problems with 97% accuracy - A wearable could save your life 

 By Rob Thubron on May 12, 2017, 10:00 AM

Fresh from the news that its Apple Watch has helped the Cupertino company oust Fitbit as the world’s top wearables vendor, a new study suggests the device could have an unexpected use: Detecting abnormal heart rhythms.

A study by researchers from the University of San Francisco presented at Heart Rhythm 2017 reveals that the heart sensor built into the Apple Watch could be used to detect conditions like arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation (AF) with 97 percent accuracy.

Over the course of several months, the researchers gathered data from 6158 users of the Cardiogram app for the Apple Watch. 200 of the subjects had been diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The engineers used the data to feed a deep neural network that learned to distinguish between a healthy heartbeat and AF.

The system was tested on 51 hospital patients set to undergo cardioversions, a procedure that restores the heart’s normal rhythm. By wearing the Watch and using the app for 20 minutes before and after the operations, it was found that the AI correctly detected AF 97 percent of the time.

“Our results show that common wearable trackers like smartwatches present a novel opportunity to monitor, capture and prompt medical therapy for atrial fibrillation without any active effort from patients,” Dr. Gregory Marcus, Director of Clinical Research at UCSF’s Division of Cardiology, said in a statement.

2.7 million Americans suffer from AF, according to the American Heart Association. It leads to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. With the illness being quite difficult to diagnose, wearables like the Apple Watch could help save lives.

“While mobile technology screening won’t replace more conventional monitoring methods, it has the potential to successfully screen those at an increased risk and lower the number of undiagnosed cases of AF,” Marcus added.

http://www.techspot.com/news/69293-study-finds-apple-watch-can-detect-heart-problems.html

COMMENTS:

Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin   

How much accurate would be an Apple watch versus a Fitbit watch with HR? I'm wondering because this has been extremely useful for tracking a lot of different activities throughout the day, even if you are not a fit enthusiast or just a casual guy who wants to set some goals for the day.
Reply
 

48 minutes ago    m4a4

"How much accurate would be an Apple watch versus a Fitbit watch with HR?"

That's exactly what I was wondering because as long as they both have the hardware to track the person's heartbeat, the rest is software based (and it doesn't matter if it's an Apple Watch or not).

Basically, praising the Apple Watch for doing something any device with HR hardware seems odd. Is there something I'm missing?



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The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast

Published on Oct 16, 2013



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