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  • Two suspected cases of Ebola in Austria: regional governor

    08/19/2014 1:26:52 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8-19-14 | Yahoo
    Two men who arrived in Austria last week from Nigeria have been hospitalised on suspicion of carrying the Ebola disease, a regional Austrian governor said Tuesday. Blood samples were sent to a laboratory in Germany with results expected later on Tuesday, Josef Puehringer, governor of Upper Austria province said. The two men were hospitalised in Voecklabruck after developing a fever following their return from Lagos and were currently being held in quarantine, Puehringer said.
  • A brief, terrifying history of viruses escaping from labs: 70s Chinese pandemic was a lab mistake

    04/12/2014 7:23:32 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 36 replies
    National Post [Canada] / Slate ^ | April 11, 2014 | Martin Furmanski
    ....Virologists, using serologic and early genetic tests, soon began to suggest the cause of the reappearance was a laboratory escape of a 1949-50 virus, and as genomic techniques advanced, it became clear that this was true. By 2010, researchers published it as fact: “The most famous case of a released laboratory strain is the re-emergent H1N1 influenza-A virus which was first observed in China in May of 1977 and in Russia shortly thereafter.” The virus may have escaped from a lab attempting to prepare an attenuated H1N1 vaccine in response to the U.S. swine flu pandemic alert..... In 2007, Foot...
  • Chemical Analysis Leads to New Discoveries in Archeology

    04/11/2013 12:19:18 PM PDT · by STD · 7 replies
    Popular Archeology ^ | 4/11/13 | self
    Dear FReepers, Wow, it's truly an amazing time to be alive. At our very fingertips we have ancient books, art and archeology. Please ping our G&G ping list for me. Enjoy your readings, Agape, STD / DrMike
  • US takes back supercomputing crown with world's fastest computer

    06/18/2012 8:12:23 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/18/12 | FoxNews
    A U.S. supercomputer has won back the crown in the never-ending battle for the world's most powerful supercomputer. Its victory is the latest milestone marking the steady climb of computing power all across the globe. The Top500 industry list gave its No. 1 ranking to the Sequoia supercomputer housed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California — a spot earned by Sequoia's ability to crunch 16.32 quadrillion calculations per second (16.32 petaflops/s). Such supercomputing power is used by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration to simulate nuclear weapons tests for older weapons that have been sitting in the U.S. arsenal....
  • Livers grown in the laboratory could eventually solve organ transplant shortage

    10/31/2010 11:19:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 10/31/10 | Richard Alleyne
    The researchers created "working livers" the size of a walnut which functioned normally in laboratory conditions. They believe that in around five years they will be able to upscale the process and transfer the procedure from laboratory to hospital. The development could eventually solve the transplant shortage and also remove the need for powerful drugs to prevent the body rejecting the organ. "We are excited about the possibilities this research represents, but must stress that we're at an early stage and many technical hurdles must be overcome before it could benefit patients," said the project director, Associate Professor Shay Soker
  • U.S. HANDS OVER LABORATORY FACILITIES TO ZIMBABWE

    04/03/2010 4:38:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 735+ views
    Zimtelegraph.com - ZIMBABWE TELEGRAPH ^ | Published: March 31, 2010 | By TAPIWA MAKORE
    SNIPPET: "Harare, March 30, 2010: The United States government officially handed over a new, upgraded bio-safety level 2+ laboratory to the Minister of Health, Dr. Henry Madzorera. The facility will enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare to offer clinical and diagnostic testing as well as research on indigenous/exotic agents which may cause serious disease after inhalation, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB),typhoid (Salmonella Typhi),anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) and the H1N1 virus. Speaking after a tour of the facilities with the Minister of Health and Child Welfare, U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Charles Ray described the cooperation between the...
  • Keep Your Hands On Your Urine If You Go To LabCorp

    03/29/2010 3:45:52 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies · 1,181+ views
    CONSUMERIST ^ | MARCH 29, 2010 | swampsniper
    Mike was sent to LabCorp for some routine medical tests last week, and what he found was an understaffed, overcrowded dump where patients were arguing that their urine samples were missing, or in one instance stolen while the patient watched. This could just be one badly managed lab, but the Internet is swimming in LabCorp complaints around the country that all repeat the same problems.
  • Swine flu pandemic 'caused by accidental leak from laboratory'

    07/03/2009 10:25:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,105+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 30th June 2009 | NA
    The swine flu pandemic may have been caused by an accidental leak from a laboratory three decades ago, scientists have claimed. An investigation into the genetic make-up of flu viruses claims the pandemic may not have occurred, had it not been for the accidental release of the same strain of influenza virus from a research lab in 1977. The Independent reported that researchers believe this strain of the virus had been extinct in the human population for more than 20 years until it was unwittingly reintroduced by scientists. The study in The New England Journal of Medicine said: 'Careful study...
  • Eugenics … death of the defenceless: The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton

    02/24/2009 5:42:22 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies · 1,042+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Russell Grigg
    Eugenics … death of the defenceless The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton By Russell Grigg Few ideas have done more harm to the human race in the last 120 years than those of Sir Francis Galton. He founded the evolutionary pseudo-science of eugenics. Today, ethnic cleansing, the use of abortion to eliminate ‘defective’ unborn babies, infanticide, euthanasia, and the harvesting of unborn babies for research purposes all have a common foundation in the survival-of-the-fittest theory of eugenics. So who was Galton, what is eugenics, and how has it harmed humanity?...
  • Billions of Positrons Created in Laboratory (anti-matter!)

    11/18/2008 1:23:54 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 647+ views
    « Irradiate a millimeter-thick gold target with the right kind of laser and you might get a surprise in the form of 100 billion positrons, the antimatter equivalent of electrons. Researchers had been studying the process at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where they used thin targets that produced far fewer positrons. The new laser method came about through simulations that showed a thicker target was more effective.And suddenly lasers and antimatter are again making news. Hui Chen is the Livermore scientist behind this work: “We’ve detected far more anti-matter than anyone else has ever measured in a laser experiment....
  • We Can Do No Wrong, Says NY Ag & Markets After Highly Questionable Lab Test Results

    03/03/2008 6:28:21 AM PST · by davidgumpert · 1 replies · 271+ views
    The Complete Patient ^ | March 3, 2008 | David E. Gumpert
    The "safety" argument can be extended so that pretty much anything is justified. The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets has in the last few weeks helped demonstrate the problem more vividly than any of us ever could imagine, though. While the agency has been preparing its legal arguments over the last few weeks in preparation for trying to throw Barb and Steve Smith into jail for insisting on proper search warrant protection, Ag and Markets has quietly been playing another game with two other New York raw milk farmers, Jerry Snyder and Chuck Phippen—depriving them of their right...
  • Obscure al-Qaida Chemist Worries Experts

    12/03/2005 10:08:47 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 759+ views
    Obscure al-Qaida Chemist Worries Experts By CHARLES J. HANLEY, AP Special Correspondent 7 minutes ago He's a mystery in a red beard, with a strange alias and a degree in chemical engineering. In the hands of this alleged al-Qaida operative, it's a specialty that summons visions of poison gas and mass terror. Al-Qaida is "wedded to the spectacular," notes U.S. counterterrorism analyst Donald Van Duyn, and elusive Egyptian chemist Midhat Mursi was said to be exploring such possibilities when last seen, brewing up deadly compounds and gassing dogs in Afghanistan. Van Duyn's FBI and other U.S. agencies are interested enough...
  • Hackers Ram Through Security at Oak Ridge Lab

    12/07/2007 3:28:13 PM PST · by familyop · 3 replies · 109+ views
    TechNewsWorld ^ | 07DEC07 | Chris Maxcer
    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory has warned that its computer systems have been infiltrated by one or more hackers who skirted system's security to gain access to personal information on the lab's visitors. The information was then used in a phishing scheme that attempted to convince victims to open a malicious e-mail attachment. The lab has not commented on the attackers' suspected motives Hackers have penetrated an upper layer of data at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), a multiprogram science and technology lab managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by UT-Battelle. Scientists and engineers at ORNL work to...
  • Lab Managers Accused of Security Breach (Nuclear Weapons)

    06/15/2007 11:12:35 AM PDT · by badboy21224 · 13 replies · 570+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 06/15/07 | DEBORAH BAKER and JENNIFER TALHELM
    Lab Managers Accused of Security Breach By DEBORAH BAKER and JENNIFER TALHELM, Associated Press Writers 2 hours ago SANTA FE, N.M. - Officials with the contractor that runs Los Alamos National Laboratory sent top-secret data regarding nuclear weapons through open e-mail networks, the latest potentially dangerous security breach to come to light at the birthplace of the atomic bomb, two congressmen said. The breach was investigated by the National Nuclear Security Administration, which rounded up laptop computers from Los Alamos National Security LLC's board members and sanitized them. But NNSA and lab officials who subsequently appeared before a congressional committee...
  • Giant asteroid to make closest flyby of earth in recorded history (on April 13th, 2029)

    02/15/2005 3:27:08 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 51 replies · 1,827+ views
    The New Zealand Herald ^ | February 15th, 2005 | Steve Connor
    A giant asteroid the size of three football pitches will make the closest flyby of Earth in recorded history for an object of its size, scientists said. It will pass between the Earth and the Moon and will even come closer than the orbit of many telecommunications satellites, although astronomers insisted that there is little chance of a collision with the massive rock. Anxious Earthlings need not worry too much for another 24 years, however, because asteroid 2004 MN4 is not due to make its closest approach to Earth until approximately 10pm London time on Friday 13th April 2029. The...
  • Test data missing (Los Alamos National Laboratory Cover-up nuclear weapons)

    08/20/2004 11:29:57 AM PDT · by watchout · 5 replies · 739+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 8/20/2004 | Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough
    Test data missing U.S. intelligence officials say the missing classified data at Los Alamos National Laboratory is related to secret nuclear tests conducted by computer simulation. The data is considered extremely sensitive because it is used in the maintenance and development of nuclear weapons. It is contained on several computer disks that were stored in a top-secret facility at Los Alamos, N.M. The disks were last used in April. When lab researchers went to use them in July, they were gone from a secure vault within the X Division. Los Alamos is currently studying the possibility of a nuclear warhead...
  • JPL Open House (Jet Propulsion Laboratory News Release)

    05/12/2004 10:15:11 PM PDT · by WSGilcrest · 7 replies · 346+ views
    http://www.spacearchive.info ^ | 2004 May 11 (Wednesday) 18:57 PDT
    JPL Open House Jet Propulsion Laboratory News Release NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will hold an open house on Sat. and Sun., May 15 and 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., taking visitors on a virtual ride through the solar system with this year's theme, "The Spirit of Exploration." This fun-filled, family event has a little of everything for space enthusiasts and non-space buffs. You can explore the planets as you walk through a model of the solar system, build your own spacecraft, and have your picture taken in infrared light. Visitors will have the opportunity to...
  • Chinese Diplomats Rush Past Lab Guards (Los Alamos)

    04/26/2004 8:16:07 AM PDT · by threat matrix · 62 replies · 1,445+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Bill Gertz
    Two Chinese diplomats, away from their Los Angeles consulate improperly, recently sped their vehicle past a Los Alamos National Lab guard post near classified facilities in what United States officials think was ian intelligence mission, the Washington Times has learned.The diplomats, identified as Hua Yu and Bo Lai, were on an intelligence mission that is raising new worries of Chinese nuclear spying against the United States, according to US officials familiar with the incident.Pajarito Road is the site of two sensitive facilities. One is the Critical Assembly Facility known as Technical Area 18, the other is the Plutonium Reasearch facility,...
  • China Reports Two Confirmed SARS Cases(one dead, hundreds quarantined)

    04/23/2004 4:55:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 235+ views
    AP via Yahoo!News ^ | 04/23/04 | AUDRA ANG
    China Reports Two Confirmed SARS Cases 7 minutes ago By AUDRA ANG, Associated Press Writer BEIJING - China reported two confirmed SARS (news - web sites) cases on Friday and said one of two other people suspected of having the disease has died, apparently the first SARS fatality in the country since July. Hundreds of people have been quarantined. The confirmed cases both had worked in laboratories in Beijing for China's Centers for Disease Control and were probably infected there, Xinhua said. They were identified as a 31-year-old man from Beijing and a 26-year-old woman in central Anhui province, the...
  • USDA vets question agency's mad cow lab

    02/09/2004 7:14:03 PM PST · by steve86 · 12 replies · 242+ views
    United Press International ^ | 2/9/2004 | Steve Mitchell
    USDA vets question agency's mad cow lab By Steve Mitchell United Press International Published 2/9/2004 7:06 PM WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The federal laboratory in Ames, Iowa, that conducts all of the nation's tests for mad cow disease has a history of producing ambiguous and conflicting results -- to the point where many federal meat inspectors have lost confidence in it, Department of Agriculture veterinarians and a deer rancher told United Press International. The veterinarians also claim the facility -- part of the USDA and known as the National Veterinary Services Laboratories -- has refused to release testing results...
  • "Lightning": Utah firm to build world's third fastest supercomputer for Los Alamos Laboratory

    08/15/2003 6:43:45 AM PDT · by bedolido · 1 replies · 252+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 08/15/03 | Bob Mims
    BLUFFDALE -- Linux Networx Inc., already the proud parent of the world's third-fastest supercomputer, on Thursday boasted it is building an even more powerful system for the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The $10 million contract calls for delivery next month to the New Mexico lab's Metropolis Center for Modeling and Simulation of what will be one of the largest Linux-based clusters -- a supercomputer melding 2,816 AMD Opteron processors -- and among the fastest Linux Intel-based supercomputers in the world. Dubbed "Lightning," Los Alamos' newest mega-brain will come with a theoretical performance of 11.26 teraflops (Tflops), or 11.26 trillion calculations...
  • FBI agents suspected lover as spy

    04/13/2003 5:22:08 AM PDT · by Prince Charles · 7 replies · 248+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 4-13-03 | CURT ANDERSON
    FBI agents suspected lover as spy April 13, 2003 BY CURT ANDERSON WASHINGTON--Two former FBI counterintelligence agents suspected in 1991 that the woman with whom both were having an affair was passing sensitive information to the Chinese, but neither told a superior, according to government documents. Former agent James J. Smith and former FBI supervisor William Cleveland Jr. kept under wraps their knowledge that Katrina Leung, an FBI intelligence ''asset'' for two decades, had contacts with intelligence services of the Chinese government. Cleveland, who retired from the FBI in 1993, resigned from his counterintelligence position at the Lawrence Livermore National...
  • Miniature Spectrometer Can Detect Biological Hazards

    03/26/2003 10:11:28 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 9 replies · 1,032+ views
    Space Daily ^ | March 19, 2003 | Space Daily News
    Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a miniature device that can identify as little as a fraction of a spore of anthrax and other biological hazards within 30 milliseconds. The Calorimetric Spectrometer (CalSpec) device technology can accurately identify biological hazards such as anthrax almost instantly. The device can operate with only a fraction of a spore while isolating the DNA/RNA photothermal signature that allows for detection, identification and measurement of a substance. Such prompt detection and identification of hazardous materials could greatly enhance the protection of first-responder emergency personnel and the capabilities of early...
  • Iraqis 'infiltrated UK germ labs'

    11/17/2002 1:03:12 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 508+ views
    BBC News ^ | Nov. 16, 2002 | BBC News
    The scientists could have been studying germ warfare Some of Britain's top laboratories were infiltrated by Iraqi scientists researching germ warfare in the run-up to the Gulf War, a scientist has claimed. Iraqi scientists - financed by generous grants from the Iraqi government - reportedly applied for and gained research posts in academic and medical institutions. Dr Joseph Selkon, a leading Oxford microbiologist, told BBC Radio 4's File on 4 that the infiltration was discovered after he became suspicious about one Iraqi research applicant. His suspicions sparked extra security checks, which revealed that leading microbiology laboratories had been targeted by...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 8-6-02

    08/06/2002 1:28:19 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 7 replies · 307+ views
    NASA ^ | 8-06-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 August 6 Muon Wobble Possible Door to Supersymmetric Universe Credit: R. Bowman, g-2 Collaboration, BNL, DOE Explanation: How fast do fundamental particles wobble? A surprising answer to this seemingly inconsequential question is coming out of Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, USA and may not only that indicate that the Standard Model of Particle Physics is incomplete but also that our universe is filled with a previously...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 4-6-02

    04/05/2002 9:42:01 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 3 replies · 328+ views
    NASA ^ | 4-6-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 April 6 Vintage Gamma Rays Credit: ESA / IAS / CEA-SACLAY Explanation: Gamma-rays are the most energetic form of electromagnetic radiation. But these high energy photons penetrate and interact in normal materials and cannot be focused by lenses and mirrors like those in optical telescopes. So how do you make an image in gamma-ray light? One way is to use a patterned mask of material which can...