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  • Magnet Implants? Welcome to the World of Medical Punk

    05/12/2018 8:22:51 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 12, 2018 | Alice Hines
    Louis Anderson, a 16-year-old aspiring biotech entrepreneur, eats dinner with an anarchist, a world-renowned tongue splitter and at least 30 people who have implanted themselves with magnets or radio-frequency identification chips, a.k.a. RFID implants, for fun on a recent Friday night in Tehachapi, Calif. We’re at Grindfest, an annual meetup of biohackers, and Louis has never met a single member of the community in the flesh before, although he’s been planning the trip for two years. They have a lot to talk about. Will artificial intelligence kill us or save us? Will global warming be worse than experts predict? When...
  • Don’t Fret Over Sunday’s Magnetic Storm

    03/13/2018 8:43:08 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies ^ | 13 Mar 2018 | S Mlot
    No, a massive geomagnetic storm will not hit Earth on March 18. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) refuted reports that a substantial storm will disrupt telecommunication systems over the weekend. ...Monday’s misguided news coverage—highlighting potential effects like headaches, dizziness, and sleep disturbances—appears to be the result of a simple misunderstanding. Disturbances are rated from least (G1) to most (G5) extreme. G1 storms, like the one due on Sunday, occur about 2,000 times every 11 years—or once every two days. So there’s really nothing to worry about.
  • The Plasma Magnet Drive: A Simple, Cheap Drive for the Solar System and Beyond

    12/31/2017 10:21:30 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 12/29/17 | Paul Gilster, Alex Tolley
    The Plasma Magnet Drive: A Simple, Cheap Drive for the Solar System and Beyondby Paul Gilsteron December 29, 2017 Can we use the outflow of particles from the Sun to drive spacecraft, helping us build the Solar System infrastructure we’ll one day use as the base for deeper journeys into the cosmos? Jeff Greason, chairman of the board of the Tau Zero Foundation, presented his take on the idea at the recent Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop. The concept captured the attention of Centauri Dreams regular Alex Tolley, who here analyzes the notion, explains its differences from the conventional magnetic sail,...
  • Magnet School Teachers Reenact Toppling of Confederate Statue Which Is A Crime

    09/03/2017 9:39:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | Sept, 1, 2017 | E. T. Williams
    Magnet School Teachers Reenact Toppling of Confederate Statue Which Is A Crime
  • Amazon Customer Reviews: Neodymium Magnets

    04/29/2017 8:28:20 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 66 replies
    Amazon ^ | April 29, 2017 | Various
    This Magnet is no Joke I don't often write reviews, but for this.....I had to write one. The magnet was everything as described, but please realize this is not a toy. This magnet is uncontrollable within 6-12 inches of a solid metal surface. If you are looking to just buy a strong magnet to "play" around with, buy this with extreme caution. There would not be much noticeable bone left if your finger was caught between this magnet and another magnet/fridge. Again, the magnet was everything stated in the description but its strength is no joke. Scary Strong I'm kind...
  • Magnetic brain stimulation can bring back stowed memories: study [help for Hillary!]

    12/01/2016 2:19:03 PM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | Dec 01, 2016 | Provided by: University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Results by Rose et al. overturn a theory that in order for short-term memories to exist, neurons that represent that memory must be constantly active. Instead, the neural activity supporting that memory need only arise when the person trying to recall it consciously focuses his or her attention on the memory. Credit: N.S. Rose et al. =========================================================================================================================== It's clear that your working memory—which holds attention on small things of short-term importance—works, or you wouldn't be able to remember a new phone number long enough to dial it. Describing how it works, however—how the brain determines what to keep in mind,...
  • Opponents Call Texas Arabic Immersion Magnet School 'Civilizational Jihad'

    12/12/2015 9:29:22 AM PST · by magna carta · 15 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | December 12,2015 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — Opponents of a Texas Arabic Immersion Magnet School (AIM) call the pre-K and kindergarten program “civilizational jihad.” The program was imposed by the largest school district in the state, and the seventh largest school district in the United States. Opponents say that Americans simply do not know what is happening in this school, and in America.
  • Scientists have discovered a new state of matter, called 'Jahn-Teller metals'

    07/25/2015 6:00:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Science Alert ^ | May 12, 2015 | Bec Crew
    And it could be the key to understanding one of the biggest mysteries in physics today - high-temperature superconductors.An international team of scientists has announced the discovery of a new state of matter in a material that appears to be an insulator, superconductor, metal and magnet all rolled into one, saying that it could lead to the development of more effective high-temperature superconductors. Why is this so exciting? Well, if these properties are confirmed, this new state of matter will allow scientists to better understand why some materials have the potential to achieve superconductivity at a relativity high critical temperature...
  • 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...
  • Initiative Would Let Illegal Immigrants Work In Calif. Legally

    12/03/2011 9:45:20 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 16 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 12/3/11 | Arizona Daily Star
    SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Nearly 1 million undocumented immigrants could live and work openly in California with little or no fear of deportation under an initiative unveiled Friday by a state legislator and others. Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, a Democrat, is helping spearhead the measure, called the California Opportunity and Prosperity Act. The proposal was filed Friday with the state Attorney General's Office, marking a first step toward a drive to collect the 504,760 voter signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. Fuentes called the measure a "moderate, common-sense approach" necessitated by the federal government's inability to pass comprehensive immigration reform. "I hope this...
  • The Federal ID that Pays Illegal Aliens Billions a Year

    11/28/2011 7:06:21 AM PST · by safetysign · 37 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 11/26/2011 | Joe Guzzardi
    Established 15 years ago, the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number [ITIN] is a seemingly innocuous administrative requirement that the Internal Revenue Service assigns to anyone who is employed and pays taxes. According to the IRS website, the numbers are used for federal tax reporting only. But since ITINs, as they are commonly known, are issued to wage earners regardless of immigration status, they’ve frequently been abused by the aliens who hold them. Although the real estate crisis is fading from our memory, it’s important to recall that the ITIN was the vehicle used in lieu of Social Security numbers, which then...
  • U.S. Code - The Housing Trust Fund, and the Capital Magnet Fund (Re: ACORN and bailout)

    09/27/2008 12:54:26 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 9 replies · 1,503+ views ^ | U.S. Code
    ““SEC. 1338. Housing Trust Fund. “(a) Establishment and purpose.—The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (in this section referred to as the ‘Secretary’) shall establish and manage a Housing Trust Fund, which shall be funded with amounts allocated by the enterprises under section 1337 and any amounts as are or may be appropriated, transferred, or credited to such Housing Trust Fund under any other provisions of law. The purpose of the Housing Trust Fund under this section is to provide grants to States for use— “(1) to increase and preserve the supply of rental housing for extremely low- and...
  • Earth's Core, Magnetic Field Changing Fast, Study Says

    07/10/2008 1:53:24 PM PDT · by hripka · 138 replies · 298+ views
    National Geographic Society ^ | June 30, 2008 | Kimberly Johnson
    Rapid changes in the churning movement of Earth's liquid outer core are weakening the magnetic field in some regions of the planet's surface, a new study says. "What is so surprising is that rapid, almost sudden, changes take place in the Earth's magnetic field," said study co-author Nils Olsen, a geophysicist at the Danish National Space Center in Copenhagen. The findings suggest similarly quick changes are simultaneously occurring in the liquid metal, 1,900 miles (3,000 kilometers) below the surface, he said. The swirling flow of molten iron and nickel around Earth's solid center triggers an electrical current, which generates the...
  • Official: China knew about magnets

    08/14/2007 11:31:18 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 107 replies · 1,823+ views
    CNN ^ | 08/14/07
    Official: China knew about magnets BEIJING, China (Reuters) -- China knew about problems with magnets on toys as long ago as March, an industry official said on Wednesday, following a second massive recall of Chinese-made Mattel toys due to hazards from small, powerful magnets. Mattel's Barbie and Tanner doll set is one of the products being recalled. 1 of 2 Mattel Inc. the largest U.S. toy company, recalled millions more Chinese-made toys on Tuesday due to hazards from the magnets and lead paint, and warned it may recall additional products as it steps up testing. "We knew about the situation,...
  • One giant leap for frogkind (Dave Barry)

    06/24/2007 7:36:42 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies · 821+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | DAVE BARRY
    One giant leap for frogkind BY DAVE BARRY (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published June 8, 1997.) Get ready to dance naked in the streets, because scientists have finally done something that humanity has long dreamed about, but most of us thought would never happen within our lifetimes. That's right: They have levitated a frog. I swear I am not making this up. According to an Associated Press article sent in by a number of alert readers, British and Dutch scientists ''have succeeded in floating a frog in air.'' They did this by using magnetism, which, as you...
  • Big Bang at the atomic lab after scientists get their maths wrong

    04/08/2007 8:55:49 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 76 replies · 2,252+ views
    Times Online ^ | 4/8/07 | Jonathan Leake
    A Ł2 billion project to answer some of the biggest mysteries of the universe has been delayed by months after scientists building it made basic errors in their mathematical calculations. The mistakes led to an explosion deep in the tunnel at the Cern particle accelerator complex near Geneva in Switzerland. It lifted a 20-ton magnet off its mountings, filling a tunnel with helium gas and forcing an evacuation. It means that 24 magnets located all around the 17-mile circular accelerator must now be stripped down and repaired or upgraded. The failure is a huge embarrassment for Fermilab, the American national...
  • Particle collider magnet self-destructs

    04/03/2007 9:35:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 644+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/07 | Alexander G. Higgins - ap
    GENEVA - A 43-foot-long magnet for the world's largest particle collider broke "with a loud bang and a cloud of dust" during a high-pressure test, and officials said Tuesday they are working to find a replacement part. The part that failed March 27 was in a super-cooled magnet designed to focus streams of protons so that they collide and allow scientists to study the results of the collision, giving them a better understanding of the makeup of matter, according to Fermilab, based in suburban Chicago, which has an accelerator of its own and is helping build one deep beneath the...
  • LAX passenger hides objects in his body; bomb squad called

    03/07/2007 1:42:37 PM PST · by VAGOP · 103 replies · 2,831+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/7/07
    This is disturning on many levels - LAX passenger hides objects in his body; bomb squad called His plane was diverted but deemed safe. The Iraqi national, a legal U.S. resident, said he was trying to ease stress. He is turned over to ICE. By Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer March 7, 2007 Authorities called in the bomb squad early Tuesday and diverted a flight to Las Vegas after Los Angeles International Airport security screeners found hidden wires and other objects in a body cavity of a Philadelphia-bound passenger. Fadhel Al-Maliki, a 35-year-old Iraqi national living in Atlantic City, N.J.,...
  • Iraqi national carrying suspicious object detained at LAX

    03/06/2007 2:24:45 PM PST · by Deo volente · 86 replies · 3,583+ views
    Los Angeles Times (free registration required) ^ | March 6, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein
    Authorities today detained an Iraqi national who was carrying a suspicious object at Los Angeles International's Terminal One. Los Angeles airport police held the man in a passenger screening area after security agents discovered at 5:40 a.m. that he was carrying a metal object, officials said. A preliminary investigation of the man's bags -- which were taken off a flight that was scheduled to go to Philadelphia but diverted to Las Vegas -- found nothing hazardous or dangerous, authorities said. The man has been turned over to Immigration and Customs authorities for additional questioning, officials said at an afternoon news...
  • Wired Iraqi man questioned at L.A. airport

    03/06/2007 3:44:51 PM PST · by mfnorman · 179 replies · 3,968+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03-06-07
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Officials detained an Iraqi man during a security scare at Los Angeles International airport on Tuesday but said a suspicious object found in a body cavity search did not pose a threat. The man, identified by law enforcement officials as Fadhel al-Maliki, 35, was detained at passenger screening at the airport just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The bomb squad was called as a precaution and authorities said they found wires in his clothing and a magnet inside a lower body cavity. The man was preparing to board a US Airways flight to Philadelphia. The...