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  • Julian Assange: 'A lot more material' coming on US elections

    (CNN)Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday his whistleblowing website might release "a lot more material" relevant to the US electoral campaign. Assange was speaking in a CNN interview following the release of nearly 20,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee by suspected Russian hackers. However, Assange refused to confirm or deny a Russian origin for the mass email leak, saying Wikileaks tries to create ambiguity to protect all its sources. "Perhaps one day the source or sources will step forward and that might be an interesting moment some people may have egg on their faces. But to exclude certain...
  • Infinitely fast light with new zero-index material

    10/20/2015 3:31:03 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    SCImplified ^ | 10/20/15 | M. Lane
    Photonic devices, which use light to transport large amounts of information quickly, have the potential to enhance or even replace the electronic devices that are ubiquitous in our lives today. But before such optical connections can be integrated into telecommunication systems and computers, researchers need to make it easier to manipulate light at the nanoscale. A new on-chip zero-index metamaterial makes this possible, opening the door for technological innovation and research. This new metamaterial was developed in the lab of Eric Mazur at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and is described in the...
  • Truck carrying radioactive material reportedly stolen in Mexico

    12/04/2013 3:14:52 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-4-13 | Fox News
    A truck carrying potentially "extremely dangerous" radioactive material has been stolen in Mexico, the UN atomic watchdog said Wednesday. The truck was transporting a cobalt-60 teletherapy source intended for medical use to a storage center when it was stolen on Monday in Tepojaco, near Mexico City, the International Atomic Energy Agency said, according to Agence France-Presse
  • Container's material properties affect the viscosity of water at the nanoscale

    09/22/2013 12:00:40 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 9/19/13
    Container's material properties affect the viscosity of water at the nanoscale Sep 19, 2013 Enlarge Georgia Tech associate professor Elisa Riedo poses with a glass water bottle and a plastic water bottle. While container materials don't significantly affect the rate at which water pours from bottles of this size, a new study shows that the properties of containers at the nanoscale dramatically affect the viscosity of water. Credit: Rob Felt Water pours into a cup at about the same rate regardless of whether the water bottle is made of glass or plastic. But at nanometer-size scales for water and potentially...
  • New Material Gets Bigger When Squeezed

    07/23/2013 10:54:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    Discovery.com ^ | Jul 21, 2013 08:29 AM ET | by Jesse Emspak
    Squeeze something, it’s supposed to get smaller. But some odd substances grow in one direction when pressed on all sides. Andrew Cairns, a graduate student at the University of Oxford, has found one called zinc dicyanoaurate, a transparent material that expands by up to 10 percent when put under pressure. The unusual characteristic, called negative linear compressibility, is similar to how squid and octopus muscles work. And so it’s not too far-fetched to think that the new material could be used to make artificial muscles. The strange behavior happens because of the molecular structure of the zinc dicyanoaurate. It contains...
  • Latest 'green' packing material? Mushrooms (not magic)

    07/27/2010 11:30:19 AM PDT · by decimon · 18 replies
    National Science Foundation ^ | July 27, 2010 | Unknown
    Packing foam now entering the marketplace is engineered from mushrooms and agricultural wasteA new packing material that grows itself is now appearing in shipped products across the country. The composite of inedible agricultural waste and mushroom roots is called Mycobond™, and its manufacture requires just one eighth the energy and one tenth the carbon dioxide of traditional foam packing material. And unlike most foam substitutes, when no longer useful, it makes great compost in the garden. The technology was the brainchild of two former Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute undergraduates, Gavin McIntyre and Eben Bayer, who founded Ecovative Design of Green Island,...
  • 'Anti-Semitic material being taught in UK Islamic schools'

    11/22/2010 11:21:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    jpost ^ | 11/22/10 | JONNY PAUL
    BBC documentary reveals: Some 5,000 Muslim children being taught from Saudi textbook which teaches that Jews are transformed from pigs, apes. Islamic schools in Britain are teaching anti-Semitic material to high school children, with some exposed to extremist preachers and extremist Islamist groups, a BBC documentary was set to reveal on Monday evening. According to its flagship documentary program "Panorama," around 5,000 Muslim children are being taught from a Saudi Arabian textbook which teaches that Jews are transformed from pigs and apes and asks them to list the “reprehensible” qualities of Jews. The documentary, titled "British Schools Muslim Rules," will...
  • Nuclear bomb material found for sale on Georgia black market

    11/07/2010 5:17:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Guardian ^ | 11/7/10 | Julian Borger
    Exclusive: Georgia trial reveals how sting netted highly enriched uranium that had been smuggled via train inside lead-lined cigarette box Highly enriched uranium that could be used to make a nuclear bomb is on sale on the black market along the fringes of the former Soviet Union, according to evidence emerging from a secret trial in Georgia. Two Armenians, a businessman and a physicist, have pleaded guilty to smuggling highly enriched uranium (HEU) into Georgia in March, stashing it in a lead-lined package on a train from Yerevan to Tbilisi. Georgia's president, Mikheil Saakashvili, informed other heads of state of...
  • Kam 'Lost' Disc with Top Secret Material

    04/12/2010 10:51:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 847+ views
    INN ^ | 4/12/10 | Gil Ronen
    A disc containing top secret materials that former soldier Anat Kam copied and removed from the Head of IDF Central Command's bureau is missing. Kam claims she has lost it and does not remember what she did with it or where it has gone. The Tel Aviv District Court allowed this fact to be published Monday. Kam, 23, was charged with serious espionage three months ago. She is accused of stealing more than 2,000 documents from the computers at the office of the Head of Central Command, Gen. Yair Naveh, when she served as an assistant to his aide-de-camp four...
  • Study: Happiness Is Experiences, Not Stuff

    03/05/2010 12:53:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 818+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | 3/5/10 | Rachael Rettner
    If you're trying to buy happiness, you'd be better off putting your money toward a tropical island get-away than a new computer, a new study suggests. The results show that people's satisfaction with their life-experience purchases — anything from seeing a movie to going on a vacation — tends to start out high and go up over time. On the other hand, although they might be initially happy with that shiny new iPhone or the latest in fashion, their satisfaction with these items wanes with time. The findings, based on eight separate studies, agree with previous research showing that experience-related...
  • Tough yet stiff deer antler is materials scientist's dream

    11/27/2009 5:11:11 PM PST · by decimon · 16 replies · 966+ views
    The Company of Biologists ^ | Nov 27, 2009 | Unknown
    Prized for their impressive antlers, red deer have been caught in the hunters' sights for generations. But a deer's antlers are much more than decorative. They are lethal weapons that stags crash together when duelling. John Currey, from The University of York, UK, has been intrigued by the mechanical properties of bone for over half a century and has become fascinated by the mechanical properties of antler through a long-standing collaboration with Tomas Landete-Castillejos at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. 'Antlers look as if they are dry,' says Currey, 'but no one knew if they really are dry when used...
  • Scientists Confirm That Parts Of Earliest Genetic Material May Have Come From The Stars

    06/13/2008 3:26:13 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 117+ views
    Physorg ^ | 6-13-3008 | Imperial College London
    Scientists confirm that parts of earliest genetic material may have come from the stars Scientists have confirmed for the first time that an important component of early genetic material which has been found in meteorite fragments is extraterrestrial in origin, in a paper published on 15 June 2008. The finding suggests that parts of the raw materials to make the first molecules of DNA and RNA may have come from the stars. The scientists, from Europe and the USA, say that their research, published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, provides evidence that life's raw materials came from...
  • Self-healing rubber bounces back

    02/20/2008 6:53:56 PM PST · by BGHater · 36 replies · 346+ views
    BBC ^ | 20 Feb 2008 | Roland Pease
    The material in action A material that is able to self-repair even when it is sliced in two has been invented by French researchers.The as-yet-unnamed material - a form of artificial rubber - is made from vegetable oil and a component of urine. The substance, described in the journal Nature, produces surfaces when cut that retain a strong chemical attraction to each other. Pieces of the material join together again as if never parted without the need for glue or a special treatment. This remarkable property comes from careful engineering of the molecules in the material. The French researchers...
  • Litroenergy - New Light Source Material (emits light for 12 years without electricity)

    12/10/2007 10:11:41 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 62 replies · 2,140+ views
    Litroenergy is a patent pending designed light source material that emits light for 12 plus years- without electricity or sun exposure! Our development/design of long-life, self-luminous micro particles called Litrospheres (non-toxic) emit light continuously for 12 plus years (half-life point) without any exposure to a light or other energy (not effected by cold or heat). This extremely low cost material offers 24/7 light, which can be injection molded or added to paint. It is 5,000lb crush resistant, stable and constant light source (gives off no U.V. rays). It is designed to give off almost any color of light desired. Our...
  • IBM uses self-assembling material in chip advance

    05/03/2007 6:32:58 AM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 212+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5-3-2007 | Scott Hillis
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - IBM has developed a way to make microchips run up to one-third faster or use 15 percent less power by using an exotic material that "self-assembles" in a similar way to a seashell or snowflake. The computer services and technology company said the new process allows the wiring on a chip to be insulated with vacuum, replacing the glass-like substances used for decades but which have become less effective as chips steadily shrink.A cross section of a microprocessor shows empty space in between the chip's copper wiring in this undated handout photograph. REUTERS/IBM/Handout
  • Iran 'Just Two Years Away From Having Material For Nuclear Bomb'

    04/09/2007 5:02:50 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 404+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-10-2007 | Damian McElroy - David Blair
    Iran 'just two years away from having material for nuclear bomb' By Damian McElroy and David Blair Last Updated: 12:47am BST 10/04/2007 The confrontation between Iran and the West over its nuclear programme deepened yesterday when Teheran announced that it had started enriching uranium on an "industrial scale". The move is in breach of three United Nations resolutions and will raise fears that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's regime is seeking a nuclear weapon. In a carefully orchestrated atmosphere of national celebration, Mr Ahmadinejad said: "I proudly announce that as of today Iran is among the countries which produce nuclear fuel on...
  • Study: About 1 percent of all Web pages contain sexually explicit material

    11/13/2006 8:02:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 622+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 11/13/06 | Elise Ackerman
    A confidential analysis of Internet search queries and a random sample of Web pages taken from Google and Microsoft's giant Internet indices showed that only about 1 percent of all Web pages contain sexually explicit material. The analysis was presented during a federal court hearing last week in Philadelphia in a suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and obtained on Monday by the Mercury News. The ACLU said the analysis, by Philip B. Stark, a professor of statistics at the University of California, Berkeley, did not appear to substantially help the Department of...
  • ZOT Used as Method for Hole teleportation in Teleportation Physics study

    09/12/2006 2:07:29 AM PDT · by Holetel · 43 replies · 1,061+ views
    From Leshan about "Teleportation Physics Study": I expected another final words in "Teleportation Physics Study: "Since I am totally unable to evaluate this concept in the absence of a rigorous theoretical framework, I recommend further theoretical research of hole teleportation theory". Since Leshan do not have any conditions for scientific work, I’ll invite him to our university/centre for further research of hole theory. Why America can spent millions of dollars for flays to Moon and cannot give at least an invitation for an author of material teleportation theory? Teleportation is a sole method for exploration of deep space.
  • Outcry as border guards seize British 'dirty bomb' lorry heading for Iran

    07/24/2006 8:47:37 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 35 replies · 2,486+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 22, 2006 | Jason Lewis
    Border guards seized a British lorry on its way to make a delivery to the Iranian military - after discovering it was packed with radioactive material that could be used to build a dirty bomb. The lorry set off from Kent on its way to Tehran but was stopped by officials at a checkpoint on Bulgaria's northernborder with Romania after a scanner indicated radiation levels 200 times above normal. The lorry was impounded and the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NPA) was called out. On board they found ten lead-lined boxes addressed to the Iranian Ministry of Defence. Inside each box...
  • Lynne Stewart, Jihadi Lawyer

    01/11/2006 7:14:11 AM PST · by forty_years · 34 replies · 1,153+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | January 11, 2006 | Sharon Chadha
    A federal court will soon sentence attorney Lynne Stewart to prison for "providing material support" to terrorists, among related charges.[1] The charges center upon her assistance to Egyptian sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman who, from a federal prison cell in Minnesota, has continued his quest both to install an Islamist government in Egypt and to kill Americans and Jews around the world. Stewart's case is symbolic of a corollary battle in the war against terror and highlights the need not only to counter terrorism but also the ideology of Islamism. Her infatuation with her client's cause evolved into an example of...