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  • Woman Left “Close to Death,” Forced to Have Stomach Removed After Drinking Shot (Liquid Nitrogen)

    09/18/2015 6:30:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    A wine bar and bistro is being fined over 100,000 pounds for causing a woman severe injuries. According to the BBC, Gaby Scanlon was celebrating her 18th birthday at Oscar’s Wine Bar & Bistro in 2012. During the celebration, a bartender gave Scanlon a Nitro-Jagermeister, which contains liquid nitrogen. “I turned to the man and asked if it was okay to drink. He said, ‘Yes,” Scanlon testified in court. “Smoke was coming from my nose and mouth. Straight away, I knew something was not right. My stomach expanded.” She was immediately rushed to the hospital, where doctors say she was...
  • Liquid armour is now a thing, and it stops bullets better than Kevlar

    04/21/2015 8:48:47 AM PDT · by stickandrudder · 43 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 10 APR 2015 | FIONA MACDONALD
    Researchers in Poland have developed a liquid that’s super-light and flexible... until you shoot a bullet at it that is. Upon impact, their specially designed 'shear-thickening fluid', or STF, turns into a solid that's reportedly not just more comfortable than Kevlar - the most widely used material in bulletproof armour - but also offers even better protection against bullets and other projectiles. Created by the Moratex Institute of Security Technologies, the liquid is what's known as a non-Newtonian fluid. Unlike regular Newtonian fluids like water, which only change their structure according to temperature or pressure fluctuations, non-Newtonian fluids change their...
  • 20 Images That Prove Cats Are Liquids

    01/05/2014 8:48:42 PM PST · by Daffynition · 83 replies ^ | Jan 5, 2014 | unknown
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  • Giant Tropical Lake Found On Saturn Moon Titan

    06/13/2012 6:33:23 PM PDT · by edpc · 44 replies via Yahoo News ^ | 13 June 2012 | Charles Q. Choi
    An oasis of liquid methane has unexpectedly been discovered amid the tropical dunes of Saturn's moon Titan, researchers say. This lake in the otherwise dry tropics of Titan hints that subterranean channels of liquid methane might feed it from below, scientists added. Titan has clouds, rain and lakes, like Earth, but these are composed of methane rather than water. However, methane lakes were seen only at Titan's poles until now — its tropics around the equator were apparently home to dune fields instead.
  • Ressam gets 22 years for millennium bomb plot

    12/03/2008 3:16:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies · 504+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | December 3, 2008 | Mike Carter
    Ahmed Ressam was resentenced this morning to 22 years in federal prison for conspiring to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport despite telling a judge that he recanted everything he has told the federal government about terrorist activities. Federal prosecutors had urged U.S. District Judge John Coughenour to send Ressam to prison for life — a sentence Ressam said he would accept now that he had cleared his conscience about his cooperation, which ended in 2003. Prosecutors pointed out that Ressam's defiance has cost two high-profile terrorism prosecutions so far, and that Ressam has actively tried to help the cases...
  • Security scare delays Montreal flight to London

    04/25/2010 1:54:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 794+ views ^ | April 25, 2010, 2:02 am | by MONIQUE MUISE, MONTREAL GAZETTE
    APRIL 25, 2010 2:02 AM SNIPPET: "MONTREAL — A British Airways flight bound for London was reportedly held up for almost two hours on the tarmac at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport Saturday night as officials questioned a passenger who exhibited suspicious behaviour just before the plane was scheduled to take off." SNIPPET: "Fellow passengers reportedly told the cabin crew that the man had been behaving oddly and was in possession of a small quantity of clear liquid. "It was more than what you would normally be allowed to have, and passengers said he was doing something suspicious with it,"...
  • Spray-on liquid glass is about to revolutionize almost everything

    02/02/2010 7:40:24 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 98 replies · 2,697+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | 2/2/10 | Lin Edwards
    ( -- Spray-on liquid glass is transparent, non-toxic, and can protect virtually any surface against almost any damage from hazards such as water, UV radiation, dirt, heat, and bacterial infections. The coating is also flexible and breathable, which makes it suitable for use on an enormous array of products. The liquid glass spray (technically termed “SiO2 ultra-thin layering”) consists of almost pure silicon dioxide (silica, the normal compound in glass) extracted from quartz sand. Water or ethanol is added, depending on the type of surface to be coated. There are no additives, and the nano-scale glass coating bonds to the...
  • You Can Make Your Own Liquid Tamiflu At Home

    11/12/2009 4:23:44 PM PST · by Daffynition · 62 replies · 2,461+ views ^ | Nov 12 2009 | Laura Northrup
    G.'s young son was recently ill with H1N1, but no pharmacy in the city where he lives had liquid Tamiflu in stock. (Even the federal government released its stockpile not long ago.) He writes that nearly every pharmacy he called turned him down. Then he learned that the liquid can be made from Tamiflu capsules by pharmacists, or even by parents at home. Why didn't the pharmacy staff, or his doctor, tell him this? He writes: When his H1N1-induced fever spiked at 104, I brought my 16-month-old son to the pediatrician, who promptly prescribed Tamiflu.When I arrived at CVS, I...
  • Contents of bottles spark probe

    04/13/2009 11:08:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 870+ views
    TIMES ^ | April 14, 2009 | n/a
    SCHENECTADY — This plot may rival the real murder mystery. On Sunday, several plastic bottles of an azure colored liquid with the inscriptions, "Winter of Frozen Dreams" were discovered outside the Times Union and at Proctors where a movie by the same title is scheduled to debut next month. Then Monday, county hazardous material crews took samples from five, 2-liter bottles left in a plastic bin in the driveway of the Daily Gazette by an older woman clad in a kerchief, police said.
  • Liquid Battery: ...a novel battery that could allow cities to run on solar power at night.

    03/01/2009 10:23:02 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 127 replies · 3,464+ views
    MIT Technology Review ^ | March/April 2009 | Kevin Bullis
    Without a good way to store electricity on a large scale, solar power is useless at night. One promising storage option is a new kind of battery made with all-liquid active materials. Prototypes suggest that these liquid batteries will cost less than a third as much as today's best batteries and could last significantly longer. The battery is unlike any other. The electrodes are molten metals, and the electrolyte that conducts current between them is a molten salt. This results in an unusually resilient device that can quickly absorb large amounts of electricity. The electrodes can operate at electrical currents...
  • Photo: Liquid Water Recently Seen on Mars?

    02/19/2009 9:58:06 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 893+ views
    Liquid droplets seem to form and move on the leg of the Phoenix Mars lander, as seen in images taken on days 8, 31, and 44 (seen above from left to right) of the craft's mission. Scientists think the water could stay liquid even in the frigid Martian arctic because of its high concentration of perchlorates, salts that acts like antifreeze. Images courtesy Image NASA/JPL-Caltech//University of Arizona/Max Planck Institute
  • Philippines - Military averts Abu Sayyaf bomb plot (Bali bombing masterminds involved)

    08/11/2006 1:19:30 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 460+ views ^ | August 11, 2006
    The military believed that plans by the Abu Sayyaf to conduct bombings in the country were averted with the discovery of the biggest camp of the group in Jolo, Sulu, ABS-CBN News reported Friday. An exclusive report of late night newscast Bandila said that as early as July, the military had already planned to raid the camp of the Abu Sayyaf in the jungles of Jolo after receiving information from residents living nearby. The camp was being used as training ground for Abu Sayyaf members and was once the hiding place of leaders Abu Sulayman, Khadaffy Janjalani and Radulan...
  • Q&A: Liquid explosives

    08/10/2006 9:49:54 AM PDT · by Sax · 131 replies · 3,834+ views
    BBC News ^ | 08/10/06 | BBC News
    Q&A: Liquid explosives An alleged plot to blow up planes from the UK mid-flight and cause "mass murder on an unimaginable scale" has been disrupted, Scotland Yard has said. It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled in hand luggage on to as many as 10 aircraft. BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera said the plan "revolved around liquids of some kind". One theory is that the attack may have involved liquid explosive being carried on to a plane in either drink bottles or cans. Dr Clifford Jones, an explosives expert from the University of Aberdeen, says even...
  • Kennedy Blames Accident on Sleep Medicine

    05/04/2006 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Jean S · 635 replies · 19,040+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/06 | ANDREW MIGA
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy (news, bio, voting record) crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness. Kennedy, D-R.I., addressed the issue after a spate of news reports. His initial statement said: "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident."'Later, however, he issued a longer statement saying the attending physician for Congress had prescribed Phenergan on Tuesday to treat Kennedy's gastroenteritis.Kennedy said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after a final series of votes...
  • New Patented Lens Made of Liquid Paves Way For Slimmer Digital Cameras

    08/19/2005 9:30:21 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 5 replies · 598+ views
    DigitalCamera@101reviews ^ | 8/19/05 | DigitalCamera@101reviews
    amed Fluidlens, this lens is made of liquid and is no bigger than a contact lens, but can achieve an optical zoom of up to 10 times, matching the zoom capabilities of lenses found on mid-range and high-end digital cameras and superior than most cellphone cameras which use digital zoom that relies on software rather than the lens to zoom in on an object. This liquid lens system achieves optical zooming through altering its focal length by changing its shape which mimics the action of the human eye. “Currently there is no practical alternative to compensate for the fixed focus...
  • First measurements of Earth's core radioactivity

    07/27/2005 11:13:59 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 35 replies · 1,496+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7/27/05 | Celeste Biever
    EARTH'S natural radioactivity has been measured for the first time. The measurement will help geologists find out to what extent nuclear decay is responsible for the immense quantity of heat generated by Earth. Our planet's heat output drives the convection currents that churn liquid iron in the outer core, giving rise to Earth's magnetic field. Just where this heat comes from is a big question. Measurements of the temperature gradients across rocks in mines and boreholes have led geologists to estimate that the planet is internally generating between 30 and 44 terawatts of heat. Some of this heat comes from...
  • Distilled Spirits Council Urges Ban of Alcohol Vapor Devices ("alcohol without liquid" - AWOL)

    03/22/2005 6:02:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 86 replies · 2,418+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/21/05
    Distilled Spirits Council Urges Ban of Alcohol Vapor Devices; Senate Committee on Regulated Industries Hears Bill Today Mon Mar 21,12:48 PM ET To: State Desk Contact: Sarah Rosen of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, 202-682-8840; Web: WASHINGTON, March 21, /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Distilled Spirits Council today urged swift passage of legislation introduced in Florida banning "alcohol without liquid" (AWOL) devices that allow consumers to inhale alcohol by mixing alcohol with pure oxygen. The bill, SB 794, sponsored by Senator Mike Haridopolos, would prohibit the sale or use of these devices and make its sale a...
  • Scientists Confront 'Weird Life' on Other Worlds

    05/08/2004 7:08:27 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 122 replies · 1,345+ views ^ | Friday, May 7, 2004 | Leonard David
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – What are the limits of organic life in planetary systems? It’s a heady question that, if answered, may reveal just how crowded the cosmos could be with alien biology. A study arm of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council (NRC), has pulled together a task group of specialists to tackle the issue of alternative life forms -- a.k.a. "weird life". To get things rolling, a workshop on the prospects for finding life on other worlds is being held here May 10-11. The meeting is a joint activity of the NRC’s Space Studies Board's Task...
  • China to launch new solid-fuel rocket

    02/03/2004 2:53:02 PM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies · 396+ views
    China Peoples Daily ^ | Last updated at: (Beijing Time) Friday, January 30, 2004 | Editorial Staff
    China to launch new solid-fuel rocket China plans to launch a new generation of rockets later this year. The small satellite launch vehicle, Explorer I, will use solid fuel to carry a scientific experimental satellite into space. The new breed of rocket is needed to complement the Long March group, the country's large-scale liquid-fuel space launchers. China plans to launch a new generation of rockets later this year. The small satellite launch vehicle, Explorer I, will use solid fuel to carry a scientific experimental satellite into space. The new breed of rocket is needed to complement the Long March group,...
  • U.S. Tests Show No Traces of WMD in Iraqi Shells

    01/18/2004 8:39:01 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 44 replies · 301+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/18/04 | Limbacher
    A fourth round of tests conducted on mortar shells found in Iraq 10 days ago by Danish troops has determined that they did not contain chemical weapons, contradicting field tests by British and Danish experts last week. The results of the latest evaluation by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory in Idaho were announced Sunday by the Danish Army Operational Command. The results mirrored findings late last week by a U.S.-led Iraq Survey Group, which was dispatched to the site in Basra after the British and Danish tests indicated that the shells contained a form of...