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  • Duke University Launches A New Program For Male Feminists

    10/23/2016 9:36:08 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 21 replies
    konbini ^ | September 26, 2016 | Justina Bakutyte
    Keeping up with the modern times and embracing the ever-growing movement of feminism, Duke University announced it will be launching a new initiative targeted specifically at men feminists. Crafter together with the university’s Women’s Center, the Duke Men’s Project is a nine-week long storytelling program that aims to “create a space of brotherhood fellowship dedicated to interrogating male privilege and patriarchy.” Talking to Broadly about their new voluntary program, Duke’s executive director of news and communication, Keith Lawrence, explained: “Men who sign up for this program can explore concepts of masculinity and how those concepts influence the world around them....
  • 29 Stupid Things White People Do and What We Can Do Instead (get the barf bucket ready)

    10/22/2016 10:28:25 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 69 replies
    1. Call a Black person “articulate.” Instead: Because of a long history of oppression, degradation, and dismissal of the talent and skills of Black people, understand that such a statement coming from a white person is often construed, and meant, as meaning “articulate-ness” is something unusual in a Black person. 2. Say “one of my best friends is [black, Latino, person of color, etc.].” Instead: Ask yourself first: Do you know where that person shops for groceries? Where they go to church? Where they get their hair cut? What their children’s/granchildren’s names are? Have you ever been to their home?...
  • Wisconsin Students Hawk ‘All Whites Are Racist’ Hoodies

    10/21/2016 10:07:01 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/06/2016 | BLAKE NEFF
    Several students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) are collaborating to sell a line of hoodies carrying provocative messages like, “All White People Are Racist,” and another variation that seems to promote anti-cop violence. Eneale Pickett is a sophomore student at UW who also recently launched a page called, “Insertapparelshop on Etsy.” The shop offers hoodies for $30 carrying four different messages. One reads, “All White People Are Racist,” with the product description describing how this is allegedly the case. “Racism has little to do with hatred and mostly to do with who has power,” the page says. “White folk...
  • Official CAUGHT Outlining Democrat VOTER FRAUD Playbook

    10/15/2016 9:38:49 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 12, 2016 | Black pigeon
    (Video of NY democrat commissioner of elections telling a reporter about the voter fraud that goes on). This does not MEAN that Republicans are angels. They are just not as good at it as their opponents.
  • Boeing Boasts: We'll Beat SpaceX to Mars!

    10/15/2016 9:11:29 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 16 replies
    Fox Business ^ | October 15, 2016 | Rich Smith
    NASA's path to Mars -- and Boeing's -- looks anything but straightforward compared to SpaceX's. Image source: NASA Opens a New Window. . SpaceX wants to go to Mars -- by now, that's common knowledge Opens a New Window. . But did you know that Boeing (NYSE: BA) wants to go to Mars, too Opens a New Window. ? And that it plans to get there before SpaceX? It's true. And now, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has thrown down the gauntlet before SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, declaring: "I'm convinced the first person to step foot on Mars will arrive there...
  • A town in Italy now has a wine fountain that lets people get free wine at all hours of the day

    10/15/2016 8:46:40 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 40 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 15 Oct 2016 | Ellen Scott
    We think we’ve just found our happy place. The town of Caldari di Ortona, Abruzzo, Italy, has always been a delightful destination. It’s a spot on a popular pilgrimage route, the Cammino di San Tommaso, and has glorious sights to be seen and vineyards to visit. But recently, the town has introduced a feature that takes it from ‘ooh, I’d like to visit there, maybe’ to ‘TAKE ME THERE, NOW’. If you visit Caldari di Ortona, you will find a fountain. But not just any fountain. We’re talking about a wine fountain, that dispenses free wine 24/7. The fountain sits...
  • (YAHOO POLL needs serious freeping) Clinton, Trump face off in second presidential debate

    10/09/2016 10:34:30 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 9, 2016 | Yahoo
    Review the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with the Yahoo News team. The town hall-style discussion occurred at Washington University in St. Louis with moderators Martha Raddatz and Anderson Cooper. Poll needs freeping!
  • Catalonia approves independence referendum

    10/07/2016 11:31:51 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 9 replies
    DW ^ | 07.10.2016
    One of Spain's richest regions, Catalonia has repeatedly fought Madrid over its right to secede. Regional president Puigdemont has vowed to proceed with the referendum even without Spain's blessing. Catalonia's parliament approved an independence referendum vote on Thursday in spite of tensions with Madrid, which has argued that the prosperous region has no legal ground for full autonomy. The referendum it set to take place next September. The move marks another setback for acting Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who has been engaged in a deepening standoff with Catalan separatists. His conservative People's Party has repeatedly rejected requests from Barcelona...
  • Germany adopts BURKIRNDL: Traditional low-cut Bavarian outfit is adapted for Muslims

    10/07/2016 11:22:38 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 32 replies
    PUBLIKA.MD ^ | 14 September 2016
    First there was the burqa, then the burkini and now comes - the burkirndl. A woman in Germany has modified her traditional Bavarian dress - called a dirndl - after converting to Islam, reports Daily Mail. Renate Hoffmann, 63 from the small village of Fensterbach was once like her neighbours: God-fearing, Christian worshipping, singing in the local choir, enjoying a beer at the local festivals and sporting the dresses designed to showcase the female figure. But then she made a journey to Israel and decided upon returning to convert to Islam. Having shed her beliefs, however, she was not prepared...
  • Radicalization is ‘matter of few weeks,’ mosques key to process – German media

    10/07/2016 11:14:29 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 5 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 8 Oct, 2016
    Mosques in Germany are playing an important part in radicalization and recruiting of jihadist fighters, according to an investigation by local media. It adds that radicalization takes only a few weeks. According to the investigation by the German FAZ, mosques across the country remain “an important" hub for recruiting radical Islamists. Over 40 percent of the Salafists – members of the ultra-radical Sunni Islam branch – who later went to Syria and Iraq have been active in the respective religious sites. The paper is citing an unpublished report by the German Federal Office for Constitutional Protection (BfV). According to the...
  • Bitcoin Price: Billionaire Bill Gross Prefers BTC Over Central Banking

    10/07/2016 10:21:52 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 5 replies
    bitcoinist ^ | 2016/10/06 | Nick Marinoff
    The bitcoin price hasn’t moved since our last price piece, and $611 remains as the mark where bitcoin makes its present home. However, despite the sideways movement, billionaire Bill Gross seems optimistic. Things haven’t gone great so far. We’re not down on the markets or anything – we’re a little bit up on our Monday balance – but things have been incredibly dull. When we get action like this, all we can do is sit and wait, maybe dabble with an attempt at a fundamental bias for a bit of variety. The thing is, you only really realize it when...
  • Why should we be shocked that Hillary Clinton curses? Swearing is so cool

    10/07/2016 9:22:39 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 18 replies
    Guardian ^ | 21 July 2014 | Jeb Lund
    But all the debate over Klein's veracity has overshadowed the importance of Hillary apparently calling Barack Obama a "motherfucker", which is problematic. But because you could – and many have – nitpick Hillary's "quote" to make a point about Klein writing his books from within an Imaginarium, the American public has overlooked Klein's point, which is that Hillary is bad. She's bad because she said bad words, and we know they were bad words because we call them that. In Klein's world, that is just basic thuganomics – but I have to raise vociferous objections to his thesis, because girls...
  • Boeing chief believes he can reach Mars before Musk does

    10/06/2016 11:20:40 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 52 replies
    engadget ^ | 10/6/16 | Mariella Moon
    Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg believes that it's his company that's sending the first humans to Mars, not SpaceX. At a Chicago event sponsored by The Atlantic, Muilenberg declared that he's "convinced the first person to step foot on Mars will arrive there riding a Boeing rocket." SpaceX chief Elon Musk recently laid out his grans plans to ferry people to the red planet aboard the Interplanetary Transport System, a powerful ship the company's already working on. While Boeing has comparatively been quieter, Muilenburg isn't just all talk. The older aerospace corporation has been working with NASA to build the Space...
  • Russia posts provocative tweet warning US on Syria, mocking Earnest

    10/06/2016 10:49:11 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 06, 2016 | Lucas Tomlinson
    The Russian government is ratcheting up warnings – on Twitter – to the U.S. government not to interfere with its military operations in Syria, even suggesting American aircraft could be targeted by its “air defense systems.” In a provocative tweet Wednesday, the Russian embassy in Washington posted a side-by side photo of White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and the Russian S-300 missile system. With the military apparatus pointed toward the image of Earnest, a caption says Russia wants the system because they “never really know what kind of assistance terrorists might get.” The tweet says Russia will take “every...
  • PM Viktor Orbán - Great Speech "Christianity not Caliphate" in Hungary (Video)

    10/05/2016 11:28:47 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 8 replies
    youtube (eurosceptic) ^ | Jul 15, 2016 | Viktor Orban
    (WOW! What a great, great speech, by a courageous and eloquent speaker. Well worth the half hour. Truly Reaganesque). Check out how Angela Merkel plans to annul #BREXIT Vote Hungary's Prime Minister - Viktor Orbán's speech at the Fidesz Congressus in mid-December, 2015. He discusses Hungarian issues, plans for the future, and speaks at length about the fate of Europe and the European Union. He talks about the EU and the policies that are destroying european culture, he affirms to protect Hungarians from criminals, terrorists, and illegal immigrants.
  • Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Space Capsule Aces Dramatic In-Flight Escape Test

    10/05/2016 9:40:59 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 8 replies ^ | October 5, 2016 | Mike Wall
    Blue Origin just took another big step toward flying people to space. The private spaceflight company, which is run by billionaire founder Jeff Bezos, conducted a critical "in-flight escape test" of its crew-carrying New Shepard system today (Oct. 5) — and everything appears to have worked just as expected. New Shepard consists of a rocket and a capsule, both of which are reusable. Blue Origin is developing the duo to fly people and scientific experiments to and from suborbital space. (The system is named after Alan Shepard, who became the first American in space during a suborbital jaunt in May 1961.)...
  • 'Disturbing' photos highlight drug, homelessness issues in San Francisco's SoMa

    10/04/2016 10:59:19 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 29 replies
    SFGate ^ | October 4, 2016 | Dianne de Guzman
    On a Sunday when most folks in San Francisco were posting images of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to social media, Adam Mesnick instead posted a photo from his SoMa neighborhood. In it, a man is seen apparently helping another man shoot heroin in broad daylight, right near the corner of Russ and Howard streets. Mesnick is the owner of local sandwich shop Deli Board and its smaller counterpart, Rye Project. He runs the Twitter account for Deli Board and posts photos of the drug problem outside of his business, alongside images of his sandwiches. It's not what you'd expect from a...
  • Human-Powered Vehicle Breaks World Record (89.59 mph)

    10/03/2016 4:48:39 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 45 replies
    The Engineer ^ | September 30, 2016
    Aerovelo’s human-powered vehicle “Eta” has broken the world record for fastest human-powered vehicle, reaching 89.59 mph/144.18 kph at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada. This record breaks the previous world record, also held by Aerovelo’s Eta of 86.65mph / 139.45kph, set last September. Analysis of the vehicle performance showed that Eta requires less than 198 watts of pedal power at 90 km/h, which translates to a 9,544 MPGe highway fuel efficiency. According to Aerovelo, this is the highest per-passenger MPGe of any existing transportation technology at this speed. “The efficiency of this vehicle seems impossibly high:...
  • Self-driving cars will have to pry the steering wheel from our cold, dead hands, poll says

    10/01/2016 10:59:13 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 29 replies
    Verge ^ | Sep 28, 2016 | Andrew J . Hawkins
    Americans like the idea of self-driving cars, but are less willing to cede control of the steering wheel to a computer program, according to a new poll released today. An overwhelming majority, 80 percent, said humans should always have the option to drive themselves, while 64 percent expressed a need to be in control of their own vehicle. Moreover, people are essentially torn between the promise of safety and the need for control: 49 percent said they prefer a safer roadway even if it means they would have less control over their vehicle, while 51 percent said wanted to stay...
  • Elon Musk Reveals His Plan for Colonizing Mars (Full presentation plus Q&A - Video)

    10/01/2016 8:56:07 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 44 replies
    Bloomberg (youtube) ^ | Sep 27, 2016
    Elon Musk takes the stage of the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on Sept. 27, it won’t be to rehash terrestrial concerns like a fatal Tesla autopilot crash or a poorly received merger proposal. Instead, the space and electric-car entrepreneur will be talking about realizing his boyhood dream: going to Mars. Read more on
  • Wacky Warping Wheels Let a Car Twist and Slide in Any Direction

    10/01/2016 8:40:52 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 32 replies
    popular mechanics ^ | Jun 29, 2016 | Eric Limer
    Whether it's by the use of tiny car-lifting robots or totally spherical wheels, the idea of a car that can move effortlessly sidewise is an endlessly appealing one. Parallel parking becomes a dream, parking garage management becomes a piece of cake. And out of all the ways to make that dream come true, these "Liddiard Wheels" seem like a pretty compelling one. Designed by one William Liddiard, the wheels are similar to the kind of "omni wheels" you'll find on some robots and heavy machinery. The difference with these is that they are on an actual car, they have one...
  • Feminist Learns She's Attracted to Men She Despises

    10/01/2016 7:41:12 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 46 replies
    PJMedia ^ | SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 | TOM KNIGHTON
    Feminism spends a lot of time telling men how they're supposed to act. Of course, they do the same to women, too. For an ideology that supposedly exists simply to argue that the two sexes are equal, feminism sure is preoccupied with telling everyone what decisions they should make -- ... For example, it's not enough to make sure women can work. Feminism goes further, looking down on women who decide to be housewives. And it has patience whatsoever for women who happen to be attracted to men with dominant personalities. Uh oh. This feminist just learned she likes men...
  • Feminist PhD Candidate: Science Is Sexist Because It’s Not Subjective

    09/29/2016 9:55:18 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 95 replies
    Federalist ^ | SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 | Joy Pullmann
    Women and minorities cannot understand logic or objective truths, says a graduate student in her dissertation, so science classes should stop using the scientific method. College science classes are hostile to women and minorities because they use the scientific method, which assumes people can find reliable truths about the natural world through careful and sustained experimentation, concludes a recent dissertation by a doctoral candidate at the University of North Dakota. Laura Parson, a student in the university’s education department, reviewed eight science class syllabi at a “Midwest public university” and said she discovered in them a hidden hostility to women...
  • Deficit pain prompted Saudi Arabia to agree to oil production cuts

    09/29/2016 9:39:17 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 16 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | September 29, 2016
    It took the kingdom’s new oil minister, Khalid Al-Falih, just six months to blink, ending the country’s two-year policy of pump-at-will. The decision at this week’s meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries in Algiers to cut production was necessitated by Saudi Arabia’s tattered finances. The kingdom has the highest budget deficit among the world’s 20 biggest economies, may delay its first international bond issue and now faces fresh legal uncertainty after the U.S. Congress voted Wednesday to allow Americans to sue the country for its involvement in 9/11. “Saudi Arabia wants higher prices,” said Amrita Sen, chief oil...
  • Joan of Arc’s Shaky Pedestal: France Battles Over Its Identity at School

    09/29/2016 2:03:07 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 12 replies
    The Slimes ^ | SEPT. 27, 2016 | RACHEL DONADIO
    Bikini — and burkini — season is over here, but with the new school year, France’s battle over national identity has erupted on a new front: its history curriculum. School curriculums have long been a part of culture wars, including in the United States, where there have been tussles over slavery and evolution. But in France, where the state sets school programs nationwide, the country’s understanding of its past — and how it uses education to shape young citizens — has become a hot-button issue in a fraught election season. Changes to how Joan of Arc and other touchstone historical...
  • The Needham Report Forecasts Bitcoin Price to Hit $848

    09/28/2016 12:46:18 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 33 replies
    newsbtc ^ | September 27, 2016 | Gautham
    How is Bitcoin faring in the market and what’s in store for the digital currency community in the near future? A recent assessment made by Needham report draws an outline of all the things that might soon happen with the most popular cryptocurrency. One glance at the report, and it is quite evident that the digital currency is right on track. According to the report, the adoption rate of Bitcoin has been better than all previous expectations. With increasing demand, the price projections for the digital currency has improved as well. The Needham report has revised its project from $655...
  • 20,000 migrants could be ejected from Italy's shelters after government runs out of funds

    09/28/2016 12:34:15 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 17 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 27 SEPTEMBER 2016 | Nick Squires
    Up to 20,000 migrants and asylum seekers could be turfed onto the streets in Italy because of a shortfall in funding for the country’s overstretched reception centres, the interior ministry has warned. A budget shortfall of 60 million euros could lead to the closing of some reception centres within weeks. Migrants would then have to fend for themselves but would also be free to try to head towards the wealthier countries of northern Europe, including Britain. The interior ministry warned that having so many migrants wandering around Italy “could create problems of public order because of the social tensions that...
  • Two bomb attacks take place in Dresden, Germany (Mosque and Conference Center)

    09/28/2016 12:26:34 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | September 27, 2016 | Sheena McKenzie and Milena Veselinovic
    Security has been stepped up in the German city of Dresden, following two bomb attacks on a mosque and a conference center Monday evening. No one was injured in the attacks, which included two homemade devices, according to police. The bombings come ahead of next weekend's German Unity Day celebrations, which German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to attend. The celebrations mark the 26th anniversary of the reunification of East and West Germany. The explosions -- first at the mosque and then at the International Congress Center -- happened within minutes of each other, leading police to believe they're related....
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump won the debate. Don't believe the "Intellectual Yet Idiot" class

    09/27/2016 11:45:26 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 27, 2016 | Newt Gingrich
    After all my years in public life I am sickened by the intellectual dishonesty, arrogance, and smugness of what Nassim Taleb calls the Intellectual Yet Idiots. The IYI's showed up immediately after the debate. They stacked the deck against Trump with Lester Holt's one-sided questions and interventions. The Holt-Clinton team was glib, articulate, and self-congratulatory. However, they lost. Trump wins strategically because in a blunt, clear style, he is saying things most Americans believe. Trump's opponents, including Holt and Clinton, felt good after the debate because their side was glib, articulate, and said things they and their friends believe to...
  • Researchers Reconstruct Early Version of Old Testament Text From Burned Scroll

    09/27/2016 10:46:48 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 21, 2016 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ
    From a charred Hebrew scroll, researchers resurrected one of the earliest known versions of the Old Testament using a new digital reconstruction technique that may prove invaluable in revealing words from other previously unreadable finds, said scientists who plan to make the imaging software freely available. In research published in Science Advances Wednesday, computer analysts at the University of Kentucky in Lexington detailed the technology they used to reveal text within a roll of parchment reduced to charcoal in a burning synagogue 1,500 years ago, “virtually unwrapping” the scroll without ever actually touching the artifact. While important to archaeologists, the...
  • Elon Musk Outlines Plans for Missions to Mars

    09/27/2016 10:25:08 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept 27, 2016 | ANDY PASZTOR
    Entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled his contrarian vision for sending humans to Mars in roughly the next decade, and ultimately setting up colonies there, relying on bold moves by private enterprise, instead of more-gradual steps previously proposed by Washington. Mr. Musk—who in 14 years transformed his closely held rocket company, Space Exploration Technologies Corp., into a global presence—envisions hosts of giant, reusable rockets standing more than 300 feet tall eventually launching fleets of carbon-fiber spacecraft into orbit. The boosters would return to Earth, blast off again into the heavens with “tanker” spaceships capable of refueling the initial vehicles, and then send...
  • This is what happens when you get rid of 75% of your stuff

    09/27/2016 10:13:41 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 61 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Sept 27, 2016 | ALESSANDRA MALITO
    The way Cait Flanders got her financial house in order should probably come with a “Try this at your own risk” warning. First, the Canadian blogger paid off $30,000 in student and credit card debt. A year later, Flanders threw out 75% of her belongings and put herself on a strict two-year shopping ban. Since then, she’s learned a lot about money, budgeting, and why we spend — she even lost 30 pounds. Now she has some tips to share. After becoming financially free, Flanders still didn’t feel satisfied with the way she was handling her money, so in 2014,...
  • Who do you believe won Monday night’s presidential debate? (MSN)

    09/26/2016 9:14:48 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 98 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/26/16
    (Needs some serious freeping. Currently 44-41 for hildabeast)
  • SpaceX test-fires 'Raptor' rocket that will take humans to Mars

    09/26/2016 12:20:44 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 28 replies
    engadget ^ | 9/26/16 | Steve Dent
    SpaceX has done its first test of the Raptor rocket engine that will take humans to Mars as early as 2024, Elon Musk said in a series of tweets. It was fired at the company's McGregor, Texas facility on a stand that can handle the extreme thrust. Pointing out the "mach diamonds" from the test (above), Musk said the "production Raptor goal is a specific impulse of 382 seconds and thrust of 3 MN [680,000 pounds]," more than three times that of the current Falcon 9. With nine of the methane-fueled motors, the Red Dragon will be far more powerful...
  • These are the kinds of refugees that Europeans want to accept

    09/24/2016 1:48:29 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    Verge ^ | Sep 22, 2016 | Angela Chen
    Europeans play favorites when it comes to refugees — and the ones they prefer are highly skilled, vulnerable, and not Muslim, researchers say. People across 15 countries and the political spectrum are more willing to grant asylum to seekers with these traits than others. Politicians who want to shape public opinion and persuade their constituents to accept more refugees could emphasize these factors. Researchers asked 18,000 eligible voters to look at hypothetical profiles and decide whether to grant asylum, according to a study published today in Science. These 180,000 profiles randomly varied on a few attributes, like country of origin...
  • What to do if you've ever had a Yahoo account (Huge data breach)

    09/24/2016 1:22:46 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 21 replies
    Verge ^ | Sep 23, 2016 | Russell Brandom
    Yesterday, Yahoo confirmed a data breach affecting 500 million accounts, including logins, names, logins, birthdays, and security questions. The good news is that the passwords were encrypted with a strong hash algorithm, so they’re relatively protected for now. The bad news is, the breach happened in late 2014, so all that data has been kicking around for nearly two years. It’s too early to say exactly which users are in the dump, but the number is so large that if you are a Yahoo user — or even just a human being on Earth — the odds are pretty good...
  • The world's first hydrogen-powered passenger train is coming to Germany

    09/24/2016 1:14:49 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 24 replies
    Verge ^ | Sep 23, 2016 | Andrew J . Hawkins
    This week, French transit company Alstom unveiled the world’s first hydrogen-powered passenger train, which will begin making trips in Germany at the end of the 2017. The news was first reported by German newspaper Die Welt. The super-quiet Coradia iLint passenger train is powered by hydrogen fuel cells, which emit only steam and condensed water. A hydrogen fuel tank stored on the roof of the train powers the fuel cells to produce electrical energy. Alstom said it hopes its hydrogen-fueled trains can replace Europe’s many diesel-burning ones, which are still in wide use despite numerous electrification projects across the continent....
  • Apple has just become an energy company, looks to sell excess electricity into the grid

    09/23/2016 11:27:14 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    9to5Mac ^ | 4 months ago | Seth Weintraub
    Apple has quietly created an energy subsidiary, ‘Apple Energy’ LLC, registered in Delaware but run from its Cupertino headquarters. The company was seemingly formed to allow it to sell excess electricity generated by its solar farms in Cupertino and Nevada, with plans to sell electricity across the whole of the US. [Apple Energy LLC] is a Delaware limited liability company and is a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Apple Inc. [Contact is] Apple Energy LLC, One Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014 Given Apple’s expertise and huge commitment to using renewable energy to power its operations, it is no surprise that...
  • Morocco turns on what will become the world’s largest solar power plant

    09/23/2016 10:57:43 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 27 replies
    Verge ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Loren Grush
    Morocco has turned on its massive solar power plant in the town of Ourrzazate, on the edge of the Saharan desert. The plant already spans thousands of acres and is capable of generating up to 160 megawatts of power. It's already one of the biggest solar power grids in the world, capable of being seen from space. And it's only going to get bigger. The current grid, called Noor I, is just the first phase of a planned project to bring renewable energy to millions living in Morocco. It will soon be followed by expansions, Noor II and Noor III,...
  • Study: Tropical Hotspot ‘Fingerprint’ Of Global Warming Doesn’t Exist In The Real World Data

    09/23/2016 10:05:00 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | September 22, 2016 | September 22, 2016
    Researchers analyzed temperature observations from satellites, weather balloons, weather stations and buoys and found the so-called “tropical hotspot” relied upon by the EPA to declare carbon dioxide a pollutant “simply does not exist in the real world.” They found that once El Ninos are taken into account, “there is no ‘record setting’ warming to be concerned about.” “These analysis results would appear to leave very, very little doubt but that EPA’s claim of a Tropical Hot Spot (THS), caused by rising atmospheric CO2 levels, simply does not exist in the real world,” reads the report by economist James Wallace, climatologist...
  • Nike's self-lacing sneakers finally go on sale November 28th

    09/23/2016 9:52:50 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 69 replies
    verge ^ | Sep 21, 2016 | James Vincent
    Nike has finally announced when it will begin selling its self-lacing sneakers inspired by the shoes worn by Michael J. Fox in Back to The Future II. According to a tweet from the company's Heidi Burgett, the HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available for "experience & purchase" starting on the 28th of November, but only in select Nike locations in the US. Pricing is still unknown, but expect a "high price tag," according to a Wired feature on the shoe's development. You can check out the full story from Wired for a more detailed look at how the sneakers were made,...
  • Milo's 12 Steps to Destroy the Alt Right (video)

    09/23/2016 12:29:16 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 21, 2016 | Milo
    "I don't mind giving the left advice, I know they won't listen!" (Milo advising the left on what they need to do to banish the alt-right.)
  • Over 500,000 rejected asylum seekers still live in Germany

    09/22/2016 11:56:12 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 9/22/16
    A new report shows that more than half a million people who had their asylum applications rejected are still living in Germany, three-quarters of whom have been in the country for more than six years. In a parliamentary inquiry from Die Linke (the Left Party), the federal government revealed that as of the end of June, there were 549,209 people living in Germany who had had their asylum application rejected, Bild reported on Thursday. About three quarters of them had been living in Germany at least six years. The largest group came from Turkey (about 77,600), followed by Kosovo (68,549)...
  • Sweden Outlines Raids to Find Illegal Immigrants with Jobs

    09/22/2016 11:49:06 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 5 replies
    Prensa Latina ^ | 9/22/16
    Stockholm, Sept 22 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Police announced today plans to carry out operations and raids in companies and factories that allegedly hire illegal immigrants and refugees. According to authorities, the measure will be implemented by the Government in order to arrest and then deport asylum seekers whose claims have been previously rejected. The Swedish Government, which once had a rather moderate immigration policy, changed drastically last year and tightened border controls, after handling in 2015 some 163,000 asylum claims. 'Those people whose applications have been rejected by the law should go home', said Morgan Johansson, Minister of Immigration...
  • China's giant space telescope starts search for alien life

    09/22/2016 1:04:52 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | September 21, 2016 | Katie Hunt
    Hong Kong (CNN)The search for alien life just got bigger. A lot bigger. The world's largest telescope will be completed this week in China and it has scientists very, very excited. With a whopping 1,640 feet (500 meter) wide dish the size of 30 football fields, the telescope will able to detect radio signals -- and potentially signs of life -- from distant planets. "China's latest telescope will be able to look faster and further than past searches for extraterrestrial intelligence," says Douglas Vakoch, president of METI International, an organization dedicated to detecting alien intelligence. Cradled in a karst hollow...
  • Russia's Top Gay News Website Banned

    09/22/2016 12:50:43 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 9 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Sep. 19 2016
    One of Russia's most popular LGBT news sites has been blocked without warning, its administrators have announced. A court in the remote Siberian town of Parabel ruled to block, banning the site throughout Russia. The reason for the ban has not been published on the court's website, and site administrators say that they have not received any explanation for the decision. received no warning that the case was taking place, and were unable to defend themselves in court, the website's team wrote on their Vkontakte social media page. The site is visited by 100,000 people a day, according...
  • Restaurant sees business BOOM after putting up 'MUSLIMS GET OUT' sign in ISIS-hit US town

    09/22/2016 12:36:50 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 31 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Sep 21, 2016 | OLI SMITH
    The incendiary sign was put up just days after a lethal ISIS-inspired lone wolf stabbing which injured 10 people in a shopping mall in Minnesota. Dan Ruedinger insisted the sign, which reads 'Muslims get out', was going nowhere despite sparking outrage among locals. The Minnesota restaurant owner claims the sign "is not racist" and blamed the "politically-correct" for taking it the wrong way. A crowd of angry locals gathered outside Treats Family Restaurant, which sits 100 miles from the attack site, earlier this week to protest the "offensive and Islamophobic". One violent protester even threw bottles through a window during...
  • SWEDEN IN CHAOS: Number of ‘no-go zones’ INCREASED as police lose control over violence

    09/22/2016 12:29:34 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 33 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Sep 21, 2016 | LIZZIE STROMME
    In February reported the Scandinavian country has seen a huge surge in crime since the start of the migrants crisis in Europe with a rise in sex assaults, drug dealing and children carrying weapons. The force’s increased lack of control in the country was revealed in a report by Sweden's National Criminal Investigation Service, where attacks on officers were detailed, including police cars being stoned by masked groups. At the time around 50 areas were put on a "blacklist" which are then divided into three categories from "risk areas" to "seriously vulnerable". The figure has now been increased to...
  • Germany: Nearly 40 Per Cent of Under Fives Now ‘Migrant Background’

    09/22/2016 12:05:47 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 36 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 21 Sep 2016 | VIRGINIA HALE
    Following the release of figures which reveal almost four in ten children under five have foreign roots, Michael Paulwitz says the demographic change will be the death of Germany’s welfare state. The journalist and historian predicts that “hard struggles” over resources will take place when ethnic Germans are a minority, and that native Germans “will inevitably lose out”. Mr Paulwitz’ article follows the release on Friday of official figures from the Federal Statistics Office. While they show 21 per cent of the total population currently have a migrant background he notes that such people are disproportionately represented in the younger...
  • Federal report laments rising xenophobia in Germany

    09/22/2016 12:00:01 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 18 replies
    DW ^ | 9/21/16
    The federal government has released its latest evaluation on the country's status, 26 years after reunification. Leaders are worried about rising xenophobia and lagging economic progress in the east. In a report on the Status of German Unity released by the cabinet on Wednesday, leaders expressed concern about the increasing incidents of anti-immigrant and right-wing attacks, especially in eastern states that were part of the former German Democratic Republic. Presenting the report, Social Democrat Iris Gleicke said she was "very upset" with the development. Right-wing attacks were now being carried out from the ranks of normal citizens or accepted by...