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  • This woman started a 'Reparations' experiment in Seattle

    08/02/2016 2:14:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    KUOW-FM ^ | July 26, 2016 | Deborah Wang & Brie Ripley
    Natasha Marin is a Seattle artist who noticed a divide on her Facebook feed: her black friends were angry and frustrated about police shootings of black men, and her white friends were saying they wanted to help, but didn’t know what to do. “There is a discrepancy in the lives of people of color and white-identified people in the United States,” Marin said. Marin put together the Reparations site and accompanying Facebook event. It was a place where people of color could post needs and white people could help meet those needs. (AUDIO-AT-LINK) “I feel like a lot of my...
  • EXCLUSIVE–New Black Panther Leader: Blacks Need to Migrate to Five Southern States, Form ‘Country Wi

    07/10/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 253 replies
    Reuters via Breitbart ^ | July 10, 2016 | Reuters via Aaron Klein
    Omowale was speaking in an interview set to air Sunday night on this reporter’s talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and News Talk 990 AM in Philadelphia. Omowale used the interview to claim five states as belonging to the “Black Nation”: Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia. The revolutionary stated: “We just need to start migrating back to those states and taking control of the economics in those states. If black people move in, most definitely white people will move out. So it’s not a hard process for us to...
  • Scientists are Conducting Experiments on Living Unborn Human Beings and Bragging About It

    05/09/2016 9:59:39 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | May 6, 2016 | Wesley Smith
    During the great embryonic stem cell research debate, promoters of an unlimited license to experiment promised that using nascent human life as research subjects would be limited to the first 14 days. Until then, we were told, human embryos aren’t really human, just a “ball of cells”–pure junk biology. Well, if one wants to become truly reductionist, so are all of us. During that era, I and others warned that the “14-day rule,” as it is called, was a ruse, a sop to the great unwashed who believe all human life matters morally, including developing embryos. The strategy, we warned,...
  • Whatever Happened to the Wild Camels of the American West?

    08/09/2015 9:18:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | 8-6-15 | Chris Heller
    Initially seen as the Army's answer to how to settle the frontier, the camels eventually became a literal beast of burden, with no home on the range. In the 1880s, a wild menace haunted the Arizona territory. It was known as the Red Ghost, and its legend grew as it roamed the high country. It trampled a woman to death in 1883. It was rumored to stand 30 feet tall. A cowboy once tried to rope the Ghost, but it turned and charged his mount, nearly killing them both. One man chased it, then claimed it disappeared right before his...
  • The Chameleon in the Vacuum Chamber (physics, dark energy)

    01/14/2015 10:38:37 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    The Chameleon in the Vacuum Chamber A new proposal for an experiment that could test the presence of a fifth force with unprecedented precision. It still amazes me that everything I see is made up of only some few dozen particles and four interactions. For all we know. But maybe this isn’t all there is? Physicists have been speculating for a while now that our universe needs a fifth fundamental force, one responsible for the phenomenon of dark energy, to maintain the observed expansion rate. Although this idea has been around for more than a decade, it has turned...
  • John D. Byrne: The Obama experiment has run its course (failed)

    11/16/2014 7:51:01 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 14 replies
    Sudbury Town Crier ^ | November 15, 2014 | John D. Byrne
    Six years ago the White House press corps received President Obama like teenage girls at a Justin Beiber concert. His vision of hope would propel him past Franklin Delano Roosevelt as the greatest President of the people. His amnesty for 13 million illegal aliens would make him more viable than Abraham Lincoln and his three years as a U.S. Senator would give him the leadership necessary to top Washington as the greatest president in American history. [snip]
  • The experiment: how much tax do we really pay?

    08/22/2014 5:32:51 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 44 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 8/22/14 | Steve Berman
    My wife and I decided to do a bit of downsizing this summer.  We went through our budget, line by line, and set up new limits for what we spend.  I am blessed with a good job, and we are not really hurting to make ends meet.  But we noticed that our spending started to spiral up, up and away.  Really, we have better things to do with our hard earned money than throw it away on stuff that doesn’t matter. It took us several years to get from the financial Thelma and Louise I was when we were first...
  • Meet the Tiny Company Behind the Experimental Antibodies for Ebola

    08/05/2014 8:24:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    WPRO 630 ^ | 08/05/2014
    (SAN DIEGO) -- The companies manufacturing an experimental drug treating two American Ebola patients aren't among the largest multinational pharmaceuticals in the world. In fact, leading the effort is a small nine-employee firm in San Diego. Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., founded in 2003, says on its website that it develops, "novel pharmaceuticals for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, focusing on unmet needs in global health and biodefense." Mapp's commercialization arm is LeafBio Inc., which has no employees and just two owners, Mapp President Larry Zeitlin tells ABC News. Mapp, along with LeafBio and Defyrus Inc. in Toronto, Canada, collaborated...
  • Scientist Makes Mutant, Infectious Flu Virus in Lab

    06/11/2014 6:27:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | June11, 2014 | By Maggie Fox
    Flu experts have made a mutant version of the 1918 “Spanish flu” virus that killed tens of millions of people, sparking a new debate over whether such work is too dangerous. Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin says the experiments are important for helping scientists understand how new pandemics start, and for designing better flu vaccines.
  • Bitcoin Bank Run, Take 2

    02/11/2014 4:32:38 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 17 replies
    Mises Economics Blog ^ | 2/11/14 | David Howden
    Enough people were upset with my previous post claiming that Mt. Gox is suffering a bitcoin bank run because it is holding only a fractional bitcoin reserve that it caused me to think twice about the claim.I could have been wrong, but I doubt it.Actually, the backlash was strong enough that it made me think that perhaps I was using some common terms in strange ways. I referred to Mt. Gox as a bank, which is a stretch by some definitions, but it definitely stores bitcoin for clients and as such, acts as a custodian.Maybe it was the term “bank...
  • Scientists capture pitch drop on camera for first time (w/ Video)

    07/22/2013 7:01:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 81 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 07-22-2013 | Staff
    The Pitch Drop experiment set up in 1944 at Trinity College Dublin's School of Physics is one of the world's oldest continuously running experiments. The experiment was established to demonstrate that pitch is a material that flows, albeit with an incredibly high viscosity hence extremely slowly. Also known as asphalt or bitumen, pitch appears to be solid at room temperature. Whilst pitch has been dropping from the funnel in Trinity since 1944, nobody had ever witnessed a drop fall. It happens roughly only once in a decade. In May of this year, with the latest drop about to fall, Professor...
  • Area Student Arrested for Making a ‘Tornado in a Bottle’

    05/31/2013 5:46:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies ^ | May 29, 2013 | Patrick Kane
    Tuesday afternoon, a local elementary school student, Peter Collins, was arrested for bringing a “tornado in a bottle” to school for the annual Denysin Elementary science fair. Authorities were alerted after it was reported that a student had what appeared to be an “atmospheric weapon of destruction” on school grounds. The school was quickly evacuated, as the Denver bomb squad was called in to deal with collecting and neutralizing Collins’ second grade science fair project. Teachers close to Collins noted that Collins was a, “stellar student’ and they were, “shocked to learn someone like that could be capable of doing...
  • Giant 50-foot magnet to make cross-country trek for physics experiment

    05/09/2013 8:57:56 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 59 replies
    UPI ^ | May 9, 2013 | staff reporter
    BROOKHAVEN, N.Y., May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. physicists say they're planning a new experiment in particle physics -- but first there's the small matter of moving a 50-foot-diameter magnet 3,200 miles. Along with colleagues from 26 institutions around the world, they are planning an experiment to study the properties of muons, tiny subatomic particles that exist for only 2.2 millionths of a second. But first the core of the experimental equipment, a complex electromagnet 50 feet in diameter, needs to be moved from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York to the department's Fermi National Accelerator...
  • Florida Teen Girl Charged With Felony After Science Experiment Goes Bad

    05/01/2013 9:12:01 AM PDT · by Altariel · 56 replies
    Miami Times ^ | April 26, 2013 | Kyle Munzenrieder
    Kiera Wilmot got good grades and had a perfect behavior record. She wasn't the kind of kid you'd expect to find hauled away in handcuffs and expelled from school, but that's exactly what happened after an attempt at a science project went horribly wrong. On 7 a.m. on Monday, the 16 year-old mixed some common household chemicals in a small 8 oz water bottle on the grounds of Bartow High School in Bartow, Florida. The reaction caused a small explosion that caused the top to pop up and produced some smoke. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.
  • Obama: ‘We’ve Tried This Trickle-Down Experiment Before — It Doesn’t Work’

    04/15/2012 11:36:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    the blaze ^ | 4/14/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The nation needs the so-called Buffett Rule and can’t afford to keep giving tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans “who don’t need them and didn’t even ask for them,” President Barack Obama said in his weekly address. “As many Americans rush to file their taxes this weekend, it’s worth pointing out that we’ve got a tax system that doesn’t always uphold the principle of everyone doing their part,” Obama said. His address caps a week-long effort by the administration in promoting the proposal that would require millionaires to pay a minimum of 30 percent of their income in taxes. The...
  • Weight gravity experiment

    10/02/2011 11:04:38 AM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 15 replies
    Myself ^ | October 2nd 2011 | Myself
    Could anyone interested in weight and gravity do the following experiment and post the results back on here in pounds. Weigh yourself at the middle of your ground floor, weigh yourself again immediately outside your building, and then again finally back at the middle of your ground floor. Thanks in advance. Mark
  • Time need not end in the multiverse

    08/14/2011 9:09:42 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 8/11/11 | Amanda Gefter
    GAMBLERS already had enough to think about without factoring the end of time into their calculations. But a year after a group of cosmologists argued that they should, another team says time need not end after all. It all started with this thought experiment. In a back room in a Las Vegas casino, you are handed a fair coin to flip. You will not be allowed to see the outcome, and the moment the coin lands you will fall into a deep sleep. If the coin lands heads up, the dealer will wake you 1 minute later; tails, in 1...
  • Indiana Islamic school "develops space shuttle experiment"

    07/08/2011 11:18:01 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 8 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | July 7, 2011 | Marlene A. Zloza
    CROWN POINT | When Atlantis takes off on the last U.S. space shuttle mission Friday, there will be a few local paramecium on board, thanks to students at tiny Avicenna Academy. "This project is important because it tests a very important issue -- the struggle for existence," said student Maria Khan in a student blog about the space shuttle experiment she helped design as a fifth-grader at Avicenna Academy. "It's a wonderful experience," Principal Amanda Arceo said as she headed to Kennedy Space Center in Florida to witness the launch along with four students who developed the experiment for the...
  • Quantum mechanics flummoxes physicists again

    07/24/2010 5:35:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 82 replies · 3+ views
    Nature ^ | 7/22/10 | Jon Cartwright
    A fresh take on a classic experiment makes no progress in unifying quantum mechanics and relativity. If you ever want to get your head around the riddle that is quantum mechanics, look no further than the double-slit experiment. This shows, with perfect simplicity, how just watching a wave or a particle can change its behaviour. The idea is so unpalatable to physicists that they have spent decades trying to find new ways to test it. The latest such attempt, by physicists in Europe and Canada, used a three-slit version — but quantum mechanics won out again. In the standard double-slit...
  • French bread spiked with LSD in CIA experiment

    03/12/2010 5:04:08 AM PST · by Palter · 36 replies · 1,132+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 11 Mar 2010 | Henry Samuel
    A 50-year mystery over the 'cursed bread' of Pont-Saint-Esprit, which left residents suffering hallucinations, has been solved after a writer discovered the US had spiked the bread with LSD as part of an experiment. In 1951, a quiet, picturesque village in southern France was suddenly and mysteriously struck down with mass insanity and hallucinations. At least five people died, dozens were interned in asylums and hundreds afflicted. For decades it was assumed that the local bread had been unwittingly poisoned with a psychedelic mould. Now, however, an American investigative journalist has uncovered evidence suggesting the CIA peppered local food with...
  • Big Bang experiment may reveal dark universe: CERN

    03/08/2010 12:53:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 268+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/8/10 | Robert Evans
    GENEVA (Reuters) – Dark matter, which scientists believe makes up 25 percent of the universe but whose existence has never been proven, could be detected by the giant particle collider at CERN, the research center's head said Monday. Rolf-Dieter Heuer told a news conference some evidence for the matter may emerge even in the shorter term from mega-power particle collisions aimed at recreating conditions at the "Big Bang" birth of the universe some 13.7 billion years ago. "We don't know what dark matter is," said Heuer, Director-General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research on the Swiss-French border near Geneva....
  • Experiment to test killing 1 owl to help another

    12/10/2009 10:01:20 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 850+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/10/09 | Jeff Barnard - ap
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Scientists want to determine if killing the aggressive barred owl that has invaded old growth forests of the Northwest would help the protected spotted owl. Federal biologists are doing a formal study to decide whether to do the experiment, and laying out the terms if they go ahead. The study will be available for public comment and is expected to be completed by fall 2010. "This is to be done experimentally so we can nail down whether, in fact, removing barred owls could improve spotted owl demographics, and also to look into the feasibility of doing...
  • Mystery Ship Reappears On Beach [exposed by Tropical Storm Ida]

    11/25/2009 8:00:53 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 1,518+ views
    The Mississippi Press ^ | Tuesday, November 24, 2009 | Guy Busby
    For years, storms along the Alabama coast have often exposed the wreckage of a sailing ship that locals suspected was a Civil War blockade runner or a Prohibition-era rum runner or various vessels in between. When Tropical Storm Ida struck Nov. 10, the charred wooden hull reappeared on the beach six miles east of Fort Morgan in Baldwin County. The wreck is most likely to be the three-masted schooner Rachel, which ran aground on the peninsula in the first half of the 1900s, according to Mike Bailey, Fort Morgan events coordinator... The Rachel was built by John DeAngelo in Moss...
  • Risks of the Swine Flu Vaccine (Experimental adjuvant squalene implicated in autoimmune disorders)

    09/03/2009 10:17:06 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 58 replies · 4,300+ views ^ | Thursday, 03 September 2009 | Alex Newman
    The coming swine flu vaccination campaign is expected to begin in October. But with vaccine safety tests being fast-tracked under “public health emergency” rules and the use of some questionable ingredients, many health experts are warning about a myriad of risks associated with the vaccine and the importance of being educated. “Right now, you need to become educated about vaccination, influenza, vaccine risks and the public health laws in your state,” warned Barbara Loe Fisher, the president of the National Vaccine Information Center. “You need to find out what your rights and options are under new public health laws that...
  • Mouse Hotel Opens on Space Station

    08/31/2009 10:14:33 AM PDT · by anymouse · 16 replies · 1,583+ views
    Space,com ^ | 8/31/09 | Tariq Malik
    A team of six intrepid mice are going where no rodents have gone before: The International Space Station. The small rodents are part of an Italian study investigating the effects of bone loss in space, and researchers have set the mice up in orbital style. "Basically, it's a little hotel," said Joe Delai, Discovery's payload manager, of the cages holding the space mice. "They have a room and a place to eat and sleep." That creature comfort is key, he said. After all, the little mice will be living in space for at least three months before hitching a ride...
  • Genetic experimentation that's just plain UGLY!!

    08/12/2009 6:30:11 PM PDT · by brycemax · 422+ views
    Genetic experimentation can be an ethical dilemma depending on what is being tested. In this case, this experiment is just plain UGLY!!! NOTE: The author of this comic requests that you visit his web site and please refrain from copying the comic within this thread. Thanks!

    05/30/2009 12:34:16 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 9 replies · 682+ views
    The Freedom Post ^ | May 30, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    When one thinks of turning over the nations health care, currently 13% of the United States economy, to the Feds, one must examine the track record of the other failed socialist programs that this country has experimented with. Take the failing ponzi scheme of Social Security for example.
  • Need help finding info about communism experiment

    03/24/2009 12:59:56 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 19 replies · 950+ views
    I'm trying to find information on an experiment that took place in the 50s that experimented on communism. I think it took place in Wisconsin and what happened was this town adopted communism. I saw some news reels of it somewhere, there were soup lines, presses being shut down by mobs etc. I think it would make a good article for my blog.
  • Greenhouse Theory Disproved a Century Ago

    02/03/2009 4:15:22 PM PST · by kathsua · 24 replies · 1,199+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 02/03/09 | reasonmclucus
    The claim that carbon dioxide (CO2) can increase air temperatures by "trapping" infrared radiation (IR) ignores the fact that in 1909 physicist R.W. Wood disproved the popular 19th Century thesis that greenhouses stayed warm by trapping IR. Unfortunately, many people who claim to be scientists are unaware of Wood's experiment which was originally published in the Philosophical magazine , 1909, vol 17, p319-320. Wood was an expert on IR. His accomplishments included inventing both IR and UV (ultraviolet) photography. Wood constructed two identical small greenhouses. The description implies the type of structure a gardener would refer to as a "coldframe"...
  • Obama / Socialism

    10/24/2008 9:05:38 AM PDT · by ktupper · 14 replies · 955+ views
    Message Board | Unknown | Unknown
    I read this on another message board and got a sad/chuckle. In a local restaurant my server had on a "Obama 08" tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference--just imagine the coincidence. When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight. I went outside,...
  • Scientists receive death threats over Big Bang experiment from critics who fear end of the world

    09/11/2008 8:05:37 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 26 replies · 87+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 08th September 2008 | Staff
    Scientists who are preparing to 'switch on' the most powerful particle accelerator ever built, have received death threats from critics who fear it could destroy the Earth. The £5 billion Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will smash protons - one of the building blocks of matter - into each other at energies up to seven times greater than any achieved before. In the flashes from the collisions, scientists expect to reproduce conditions that existed during the first billionth of a second after the Big Bang at the dawn of creation. But some of those working on the LHC have received threatening...
  • Early Humans Experimented To Get Bow And Arrow Just Right, Findings Suggest

    06/10/2008 8:30:00 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies · 1,245+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-11-2008 | University of Missouri-Columbia.
    Early Humans Experimented To Get Bow And Arrow Just Right, Findings SuggestArrow points (top) were reworked and refined through experimentation, often using dart points (bottom) as a starting place. The difference between the two types of points (size and neck/stem width) can be observed in this photo. (Credit: University of Missouri) ScienceDaily (Jun. 11, 2008) — In today's fast-paced, technologically advanced world, people often take the innovation of new technology for granted without giving much thought to the trial-and-error experimentation that makes technology useful in everyday life. When the "cutting-edge" technology of the bow and arrow was introduced to the...
  • Curious case of the dead scientist and the bomb experiment

    03/25/2008 9:10:04 AM PDT · by BGHater · 2 replies · 674+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 24 Mar 2008 | Ian Cobain
    A mysterious bomb-making experiment that ended with the accidental death of a government scientist has remained an official secret for more than five years, leaving his family in the dark about what went wrong. Terry Jupp, a scientist with the Ministry of Defence, was engulfed in flames during a joint Anglo-American counter-terrorism project intended to discover more about al-Qaida's bomb-making capacities. There has been no inquest into his death, as the coroner has been waiting for the MoD to disclose information about the incident. An attempt to prosecute the scientist's manager for manslaughter ended when prosecutors said they were withdrawing...
  • Why Voters Play Follow-the-Leader

    02/19/2008 2:43:24 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 88+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 4, 2008 | Shankar Vedantam
    What do you think is more dangerous? Terrorists getting their hands on a biological weapon that can be smuggled into the country or another hurricane like Katrina? Which is the smarter way to keep Social Security solvent? Raise the retirement age or raise taxes? How can the current economic crisis be averted? Give Americans cash to spend or slash mortgage interest rates to restart the housing market? As millions of Americans gather to vote for presidential candidates in tomorrow's Democratic and Republican primaries, what they are really being asked to do is make a number of policy choices. The problem...
  • Canada ponders polygamy

    09/02/2007 8:35:58 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 88 replies · 1,472+ views ^ | Monday, 20 August 2007 | Margaret Somerville
    Margaret Somerville | Monday, 20 August 2007 Canada ponders polygamy Now that same-sex marriage has been legalised, it seems inconsistent to prosecute Canada's polygamists. Currently, in Canada, polygamy is in the news. The Canadian Criminal Code prohibits polygamy, but it is being practiced in some communities and the question is whether the people involved should be prosecuted. Recently, the Globe and Mail, one of Canada’s nationally distributed newspapers, published an editorial entitled "No to polygamy". It’s relevant that the Globe was a major voice in support of same-sex marriage in the public debate that culminated in its legal recognition in...
  • The Top 20 Most Bizarre Experiments of All Time

    08/30/2007 11:54:43 AM PDT · by BGHater · 66 replies · 5,284+ views
    Museum of Hoaxes ^ | 28 Aug 2007 | Alex Boese
    #1: Elephants on Acid What happens if you give an elephant LSD? On Friday August 3, 1962, a group of Oklahoma City researchers decided to find out. Warren Thomas, Director of the City Zoo, fired a cartridge-syringe containing 297 milligrams of LSD into Tusko the Elephant's rump. With Thomas were two scientific colleagues from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, Louis Jolyon West and Chester M. Pierce. 297 milligrams is a lot of LSD — about 3000 times the level of a typical human dose. In fact, it remains the largest dose of LSD ever given to a living...
  • Radioactive Boyscout Charged in Smoke Detector Theft

    08/08/2007 8:03:25 AM PDT · by Paved Paradise · 67 replies · 1,344+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2007
    DETROIT — A man who became the subject of a book called "The Radioactive Boy Scout" after trying to build a nuclear reactor in a shed as a teenager has been charged with stealing 16 smoke detectors. Police say it was a possible effort to experiment with radioactive materials. David Hahn, 31, was being held Friday on a $5,000 bond in the Macomb County Jail after he was arraigned Thursday on felony larceny charges. Clinton Township police Capt. Richard Maierle said Hahn denied the charges. A district court clerk on Friday said Hahn did not have an attorney. The Associated...
  • Jelly and PoPCorn

    06/30/2007 11:34:35 AM PDT · by FreeManWhoCan · 113 replies · 2,207+ views
    The Net | 07-30-2007 | Yahoo
    This is an experiment to see how long it will take a freeper to mention illegals or immigration in a post that has nothing to do with illegals or immigration.
  • Space pioneers wanted for 520-day Mars experiment (pays 120 euros (158 dollars) a day)

    06/19/2007 11:57:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 346+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/07 | AFP
    LE BOURGET, France (AFP) - The European Space Agency (ESA) on Tuesday called for applications for one of the most demanding human experiments in space history: a simulated trip to Mars in which six "astronauts" will spend 17 months in an isolation tank on Earth. Their spaceship will comprise a series of interlocked modules in an research institute in Moscow, and once the doors are closed tight, the volunteers will be cut off from all contact with the outside world except by a delayed radio link. They will face simulated emergencies, daily work routines and experiments, as well as boredom...
  • Physicist needs $20,000 for time-travel experiment

    04/09/2007 12:40:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 87 replies · 2,357+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 4/8/07 | Tom Paulson
    Without funding, lab space will be lostThe Seattle scientist who wants to test a controversial prediction from quantum theory that says light particles can go backward in time is, himself, running out of time. It's not a wormhole or warp in the space-time continuum. The problem is more mundane -- a black hole in the time-and-money continuum spawned by today's increasingly risk-averse, "performance-based" approach to funding research. "I guess you could say we're now living on borrowed time," wryly joked John Cramer, a physicist at the University of Washington. "All we need to keep going is maybe $20,000, but nobody...
  • Will Masks Stop Bird Flu? US Students Experiment

    01/30/2007 4:37:19 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 518+ views
    Alert Net ^ | 1-30-2007 | Maggie Fox
    Will masks stop bird flu? US students experiment 30 Jan 2007 23:24:53 GMT Source: Reuters By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Can wearing a face mask and regularly cleaning hands stop the spread of deadly bird flu? Students at the University of Michigan started a living experiment on Tuesday to find out. They are using the peak of influenza season to see if simple cotton masks and little bottles of hand sanitizer will protect them. Health experts fear the H5N1 avian influenza virus might mutate any moment and start a pandemic -- a global...
  • Alka-Seltzer Added to Spherical Water Drop in Microgravity (Space Shuttle Experiment)

    01/10/2007 10:43:14 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 5 replies · 392+ views
    YouTube ^ | 1/11/2007 | NASA
    Expedition Six NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit performs a series of microgravity experiments with water spheres and effervescent antacid tablets. In the second of four videos, Pettit inserts a tablet into a 50-millimeter sphere and observes the fizzy results.
  • Preparing For The Biggest Experiment On Earth

    12/18/2006 4:02:58 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies · 1,246+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-17-2006
    Source: Imperial College London Date: December 17, 2006 Preparing For The Biggest Experiment On Earth An international team of over 2,000 scientists, led by Professor Tejinder Virdee from Imperial College London's Department of Physics is stepping up preparations for the world's largest ever physics experiment, starting next year at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland. The enormous CMS particle detector is being assembled piece by piece under the supervision of Imperial's Professor Tejinder Virdee.Ads by Google Advertise on this site Professor Virdee is the lead scientist on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) particle detector experiment, which will aim to find new particles,...
  • Pilot-Fatigue Test Lands JetBlue In Hot Water

    10/22/2006 7:43:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies · 1,985+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 20, 2006 | Andy Pasztor and Susan Carey
    <p>Last year, thousands of JetBlue Airways passengers became unwitting participants in a highly unusual test of pilot fatigue.</p> <p>Without seeking approval from Federal Aviation Administration headquarters, consultants for JetBlue outfitted a small number of pilots with devices to measure alertness. Operating on a green light from lower-level FAA officials, management assigned the crews to work longer shifts in the cockpit -- as many as 10 to 11 hours a day -- than the eight hours the government allows. Their hope: Showing that pilots could safely fly far longer without exhibiting ill effects from fatigue.</p>
  • Multinational Experiment is a Success, General Says

    05/19/2006 5:51:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 205+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, May 19, 2006 – A recently completed international experiment successfully explored a "holistic" approach to dealing with conflict situations, the general who heads U.S. Joint Forces Command and serves as NATO's supreme allied commander for transformation, said today. "We have moved from thinking only about major combat operations to thinking about the entire spectrum of conflict," Air Force Gen. Lance Smith said via telephone from a senior leadership seminar in Brussels, Belgium. "The experiment delved in a lot of areas, but primarily looking at a stabilization and reconstruction." The general was speaking about Multinational Experiment 4, an international test...
  • Multinational Experiment Lessons Already Benefiting Coalition Ops

    03/07/2006 4:58:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 235+ views
    SUFFOLK, Va., March 7, 2006 – While participants in an international experiment taking place here and at 10 sites around the world are looking at ways to improve future coalition operations, their findings are already being applied to coalition efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. Joint Forces Command officials explained today. About 800 participants from seven nations and NATO, many of them at the command's Joint Futures Lab here and others overseas, are midway through an experiment designed to promote interagency and intergovernmental cooperation. Multinational Experiment 4, which kicked off in February, is part of a series of international experiments...
  • Homosexual Parenting: Is It Time For Change?

    01/19/2006 4:09:34 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies · 1,129+ views
    Are children reared by two individuals of the same gender as well adjusted as children reared in families with a mother and a father? Until recently the unequivocal answer to this question was "no." Policymakers, social scientists, the media, and even physician organizations1, however, are now asserting that prohibitions on parenting by homosexual couples should be lifted. In making such far-reaching, generation-changing assertions, any responsible advocate would rely upon supporting evidence that is comprehensive and conclusive. Not only is this not the situation, but also there is sound evidence that children exposed to the homosexual lifestyle may be at increased...
  • Knowledge support cell makes preparations for Multinational Experiment 4

    12/28/2005 5:18:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 425+ views
    USJFCOM ^ | Dec 28, 2005 | JOC(SW/AW) Chris Hoffpauir
    (PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Dec. 28, 2005) -- Knowledge support in a coalition environment was among the discussion topics as a multinational team of experts making final preparations for Multinational Experiment 4 (MNE4) met during the event's final planning conference earlier this month. Scheduled for Feb. 20 - March 17, 2006, MNE4 will explore use of the full range of effects based operations (EBO) to influence the behavior of adversaries. While U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) from the United States is the overall lead for MNE4, coalition partners lead the specific concepts and processes being explored. The knowledge support (KS) cell...
  • Plant Experiments

    06/13/2005 3:34:28 PM PDT · by TBP · 8 replies · 830+ views
    My overcrowded inbox | A day or two ago | Rev. Muata Rasuli
    This came to me today via email. I thought it was very interesting. (The text of the email follows.) A friend of mine was raising Wheat Grass and decided to try an experiment that anyone can duplicate with relative ease. She had three trays of Wheat Grass. Tray A: She prayed for and sang to and had nothing but good things to say about. Tray B: She spoke to in the same manner that her grandmother addressed her as a child. This amounted to incessant criticism, shame and blame. To make it even more realistic she had to curse the...
  • Soldiers Shouldn't Be Guinea Pigs

    04/12/2005 6:20:24 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 2 replies · 649+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 12, 2005 | Hackworth
    Soldiers shouldn't be guinea pigs Posted: April 12, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column. © 2005 The presidential commission looking into the cluelessness of U.S. intelligence regarding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq recently issued its report to banner headlines that should cause every member of the American military to take a long second look at the need for – not to mention the safety of – the big-bucks "emergency" anthrax vaccination program still being pushed by the Department Of Defense. Because the acknowledgment of this disastrous intelligence failure rips the guts right...