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  • Israel hit by late season rain storms, flooding

    05/08/2014 4:30:20 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8MAY2014 | By SHARON UDASIN, BEN HARTMAN
    Several road closures due to flash flooding in the south and east of the country, heavy traffic in nearly all parts of the country; 70 tourists trapped by flooding in the Arava. Ending a five-day spell of intense heat and dry conditions, lightning illuminated Israeli skies, and heavy rains caused chaos. Rains poured all over the country on Wednesday night and Thursday, accompanied by isolated thunderstorms and unseasonable drops in temperatures, according to Israel Meteorological Services. The downpour led to flash floods and road closures across the South, sending police search and rescue teams scrambling to rescue stranded drivers. In...
  • Migrating planets caused meteor storm

    03/26/2013 3:29:15 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Migrating planets caused meteor stormMonday, 25 March 2013 Stuart GaryABC New research supports the theory of planetary migration sparking a massive meteor storm that rocked the inner solar system 3.9 billion years ago(Source: NASA) Related Stories Moon map reveals deeply fractured crust, Science Online, 06 Dec 2012Vesta a baby planet, not an asteroid, Science Online, 11 May 2012 Meteor storm Migration of giant gas planets such as Jupiter created the biggest meteor storm in our solar system's history, according to a new study. The research in the journal Nature Geoscience paints the clearest picture yet of the causes of the...
  • Cyber War Goes Heavy Metal New computer attack detected on Iran nuclear facility

    07/26/2012 5:34:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/26/12 | Bill Gertz
    Computer systems at Iran’s nuclear facilities were attacked recently by a new worm that forced some workstations to randomly play the heavy metal rock song Thunderstruck, U.S. officials said. The computer attack followed several U.S.- and Israeli-origin virtual strikes on Iran’s illicit nuclear program that involved the insertion of malicious software into Iranian industrial control networks. Those attacks were carried out under the code names Stuxnet and Flame. The latest attack took place about a week ago and was discovered after an Iranian scientist revealed it in emails sent to a Finnish computer security expert asking for assistance in countering...
  • Heavy liability could sink small oil drillers

    07/25/2010 11:43:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    washington times ^ | 7/25/10 | Patrice Hill
    One of the biggest of the big oil companies may be responsible for the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, but Washington's response to the BP PLC spill would give an advantage to such major oil companies while threatening to put their small competitors out of business. Energy legislation that Senate leaders said they may take up this week would sharply raise or eliminate a $75 million cap on oil company liability for economic damage from spills — a change that poses no great threat to giants like BP, which is setting aside $10 billion out of its huge profits...
  • NYC's Times Square down to 1 homeless man

    03/29/2010 1:39:19 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies · 1,342+ views
    upi ^ | March. 29, 2010
    NEW YORK, March 29 (UPI) -- A homeless man known only as "Heavy" is the last habitually homeless man hanging out in New York City's Time Square, social workers say. Social agencies and charities have been working years to empty the streets around what is arguably a U.S. symbol of good times. By 2005, they were down to 55 homeless people and the number fell to seven in 2009. Now there is just Heavy, The New York Times reported Monday. He's spent decades in Times Square, always passing up offers of housing and declining to reveal anything about himself. Those...
  • Snow Likely Along the I-70 Corridor, Heavy Snow Possible

    02/02/2010 10:48:09 AM PST · by dopplerdale · 7 replies · 639+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | 02/02/10 | Dale Bader
    In my last post I commented on how the possibility existed for a near repeat performance for portions of the Southeast with more wintry precipitation late this week into the start of the weekend. Well, I am not as convinced anymore and it appears a double-barreled low will set up with one heading up from the Gulf Coast into the Ohio Valley while another will spin up off the northeastern Florida coast and head northward.
  • Skills for Life: Iraqis Graduate Heavy Equipment Operator’s Course

    03/07/2009 8:40:14 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 357+ views
    An Iraqi student dances with an Iraqi flag during graduation from a Heavy Equipment Operator's Course funded by the Coalition at the Adl Sports Center in Kadamiyah, March 5. Photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Multi-National Division – Baghdad. BAGHDAD — There was a large celebration March 5 at the Adl Sports Center in Kadamiyah, where 150 Iraqi students graduated from a Heavy Equipment Operator's Course that began Dec. 4. These students are the first to graduate from the course, said the contracting officer representative for the project, 1st Lt. Justin Casey.  “They learned to operate dump trucks, street sweepers,...
  • Scientists Discover New Heavy Element

    12/08/2008 9:02:29 PM PST · by QenBirQeni · 21 replies · 901+ views
    disaboom.com ^ | 2008-11-25 | Unknown
    The Heaviest Element Known to Science Lawrence Livermore Laboratories has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.z Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would...
  • Death Magnetic -- Metallica Gives You Heavy!

    09/05/2008 8:12:02 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 48 replies · 262+ views
    My ears | 09/05/08 | Me
    Death Magnetic, the new Metallica album hitting stores next Friday, September 12th has been partially released by Metallica on their web site. 6 songs are available out of the 10. You can click here to listen to them. I highly recommend "All Nightmare Long", "Cyanide", and "My Apocalypse" of the 6 available to be the first you listen to. I however have heard the entire album. They held back some killers. Like the 1st track, "That Was Just Your Life". Killer and heavy. The days of St. Anger are long gone. So give a listen to those available, especially the...
  • Heavy fighting breaks out in north Lebanon (Tripoli)

    05/12/2008 8:29:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 183+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/12/08 | Bassem Mroue - ap
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Heavy fighting broke out Monday between government supporters and opponents in Lebanon's second-largest city, where the two sides battled with rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and mortars, security officials and residents said. Residents said they heard strong explosions reverberating through Tripoli. At least six people were wounded, security officials said. The fighting had stopped Sunday morning after Lebanese troops deployed between the two sides, then flared again Monday after soldiers pulled back when the situation calmed. The fresh clashes erupted when pro-government forces thought opponents gathering for a funeral in a nearby neighborhood were preparing a new...
  • Heavy Rain Can Trigger Earthquake

    02/25/2008 3:39:42 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 662+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 2-25-2008 | Catherine Brahic
    Heavy rain can trigger earthquakes 13:44 25 February 2008 NewScientist.com news service Catherine Brahic The rain-induced tremors occurred in karst landscape. This forms a distinctive topography of soft carbonate rock, such as limestone, riddled with deep channels and caves in which water pressure could build Huge downpours of rain can trigger earthquakes in landscapes riddled with caves and channels by increasing pressure within underlying rock, suggests a new study. It was already known that rainfall could cause tremors, but the amount of water needed is much more than previously thought, says Steve Miller, a geologist at the University of Bonn,...
  • Ape To Human: Walking Upright May Have Protected Heavy Human Babies

    12/17/2007 1:50:35 PM PST · by blam · 51 replies · 696+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-17-2007 | Springer.
    Ape To Human: Walking Upright May Have Protected Heavy Human BabiesFor safety, all nonhuman primates carry their young clinging to their fur from birth, and species survival depends on it. (Credit: iStockphoto/Graeme Purdy) ScienceDaily (Dec. 17, 2007) — The transition from apes to humans may have been partially triggered by the need to stand on two legs, in order to safely carry heavier babies. This theory of species evolution presented by Lia Amaral from the University of São Paulo in Brazil has just been published online in Springer’s journal, Naturwissenschaften. For safety, all nonhuman primates carry their young clinging to...
  • Obesity is 'deadlier than smoking' and can knock 13 years off your life

    10/16/2007 9:08:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies · 1,227+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2007 | Daniel Martin
    Obesity is more dangerous than smoking and will dramatically shorten the lives of millions, a landmark study has found. While smoking reduces life by an average of ten years, the research says being seriously overweight can cut life expectancy by as much as 13 years. The Foresight report, written by 250 leading scientists, says Britain's obesity crisis is so severe that it would take at least 30 years to reverse. If current trends continue, by 2050 about 60 per cent of men, 50 per cent of women and 25 per cent of children in the UK will be clinically obese...
  • Law Targeting Investors in Iran Advances in US Congress

    08/01/2007 1:49:19 AM PDT · by familyop · 258+ views
    VOA News ^ | 31JUL07 | VOA News
    Arak heavy water production facility in Arak, Iran (file photo) The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill to increase pressure on investors in Iran's energy sector.The bill requires the naming of foreign companies with more than $20 million invested in Iran's energy sector.  It also offers protection to private investment managers and state and federal pension funds that divest from companies on the list.The measure passed by a vote of 480 to six.  Democratic representative Brad Sherman says the bill is aimed at changing the behavior of those who still invest in Iran, which the U.S....
  • Heavy fighting resumes in Lebanon (at Nahr el-Bared refugee camp)

    05/31/2007 10:49:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 414+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/07 | AP
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Heavy fighting resumed Friday between the Lebanese army and Islamic militants at a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon. Tanks could be seen moving down the streets outside the Nahr el-Bared refugee camp as heavy shelling could be heard in the background, according to an AP Television News crew at the scene. Plumes of smoke rose out of the camp where Fatah Islam militants have been holed up in a 13-day siege by the Lebanese army. This is a breaking news update. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below. BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) —...
  • Turnout heavy for Iranian elections

    12/15/2006 8:47:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 427+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/06 | Nasser Karimi - ap
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranians turned out in heavy numbers Friday for local council elections that could be a gauge of popular dissatisfaction with hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and liberals' potential to rebuild their suppressed movement. Farideh Borna, a student, said she voted for a "pro-Ahmadinejad" slate of candidates because "I wanted to help him to fulfill his promises." But Ahmadinejad was expected to lose the support of fellow conservatives who feel he has spent too much time confronting the West and failed to deal with Iran's struggling economy. Independent observers said the turnout appeared to be higher than in previous...
  • Superheavy element 118 is discovered

    10/16/2006 6:10:03 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 56 replies · 2,098+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | 10/16/06 | UPI
    LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. and Russian scientists say they have discovered the newest superheavy element -- element 118. The researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Russia made the announcement Monday. In experiments conducted at the JINR U400 cyclotron from February-June 2005, the researchers said they observed atomic decay patterns, or chains, that establish the existence of element 118. In these decay chains, previously observed element 116 is produced via the alpha decay of element 118. Element 118 is expected to be a noble...
  • Heavy Metals May Be Implicated In Autism

    05/30/2006 3:10:17 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 1,391+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5-30-2006
    Heavy metals may be implicated in autism 30 May 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition. URINE samples from hundreds of French children have yielded evidence for a link between autism and exposure to heavy metals. If validated, the findings might mean some cases of autism could be treated with drugs that purge the body of heavy metals. Samples from children with autism contained abnormally high levels of a family of proteins called porphyrins, which are precursors in the production of haem, the oxygen-carrying component in haemoglobin. Heavy metals block haem production, causing porphyrins to accumulate in urine. Concentrations of one...
  • EPA: Montana, Wyoming among states with cleanest air

    03/26/2006 12:04:05 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies · 705+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 22, 2006 | Associated Press
    New Yorkers and Californians breathe in the dirtiest air in the nation and face higher cancer risks than the rest of the nation, according to the latest data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Oregon, Washington, D.C. and New Jersey had the third, fourth and fifth worst air in the nation, respectively, the EPA said. Rural residents of Wyoming, South Dakota and Montana breathed the cleanest air. New York's cancer risk is estimated to be 68 residents per million. In California, the risk is 66 residents per million.
  • Heavy metal displayed at auto show

    01/26/2006 4:53:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 860+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 26, 2006 | John Reese
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Jan. 26, 2006) Amidst the 800 shiny new cars at the 2006 Washington D.C. Auto Show, the Stryker stands out like a sturdy green oak in a flower garden. “We’re here in support of recruiting command and basically to show the taxpayers what they’re getting for their money,” said Randall R. Rankin, spokesperson for the Stryker display. “It’s big, it’s green, it’s got a gun on it, and it draws a crowd.” The purpose of the display is to showcase the Army’s newest capabilities, the Stryker family of vehicles being one of the newer vehicles in...