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  • 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...
  • CA: A Material Breach of Contract (School districts skirt Prop 39)

    08/10/2005 9:28:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 319+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 8/10/05 | Jon Coupal
    In their rush to collect cash from taxpayers, school districts around the state have been using Proposition 39 to ram through bonds with an easily attainable 55% vote. While replacing the traditional two-thirds vote for bonds that are repaid exclusively by property owners, Prop. 39 also compelled the districts to establish a citizen oversight committee to monitor spending of bond proceeds. Unfortunately, the bond committees were added to the package as a public relations ploy designed to make bond passage easier, while giving the oversight committees no real power. Now that Prop. 39 has been in effect for nearly five...
  • Human rights abuses my patoot! - (detainees given Jihadist "literature" while at Gitmo!)

    06/01/2005 12:51:30 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 751+ views
    TOWN HALL.COM ^ | JUNE 1, 2005 | TREVOR BOTHWELL
    The latest hysteria alleging American human rights abuses of suspected terrorists comes from Amnesty International, which apparently hopes to turn even the slightest supposed mistreatment of prisoners into a full-scale Abu Ghraib-type scandal. According to the Washington Times, Amnesty International "last week called on foreign governments 'to uphold their obligations under international law by investigating U.S. officials implicated in the development or implementation of interrogation techniques that constitute torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment' at the U.S. military base known as Gitmo." Furthermore, in a report titled "The State of the World's Human Rights," the organization charged that "the...
  • Terror suspect arrested seeking nuclear material

    01/24/2005 8:52:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 723+ views
    WND ^ | January 24, 2005 | staff
    German police have arrested two suspected al-Qaida terrorists – one who was allegedly trying to buy enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb and other planning a suicide attack in Iraq. According to a German prosecutor, the arrests, which occurred early Sunday, came after months of investigation, Knight-Ridder reported. The suspects were nabbed after early morning police raids in Mainz and Bonn. President Bush is scheduled to visit Mainz next month, which heightens the security concerns in the city. It was determined today there was enough evidence to keep the pair in custody pending possible charges. Authorities described one suspect, Ibrahim...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • The Candidate With No Name

    07/29/2004 7:49:46 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 2 replies · 666+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | July 29, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    The Candidate With No Name By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 29, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms ”Defeat Bush – VOTE In 2004!” I’ve seen more bumper-stickers with this platitude than I’ve seen ones that simply state, “Kerry/Edwards 2004.” While my liberal friends rarely mention Kerry and Edwards, they constantly remind me of how much they hate President Bush. This year, the politics of hate rule. The Left doesn’t even have a candidate. They are galvanized mainly by visceral hatred -- a hatred which stands on shaky assumptions, like the lies that Michael Moore sells as truths. In Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore insinuates that...
  • New Metal That's Full of Holes

    01/30/2004 3:23:04 PM PST · by vannrox · 25 replies · 408+ views
    Wired ^ | 02:00 AM Sep. 16, 2003 PT | Editorial Staff
    <p>Caltech researchers have made a metallic glass-based foam that is stronger than traditional metal alloys, providing industry with a revolutionary lightweight material.</p> <p>Although bubbloy (bubble-alloy) is entering a crowded field of metallic foams, it has the advantage of a smooth plastic or glasslike consistency where others are grainy.</p>
  • Preaching abundant living

    12/06/2003 6:30:18 PM PST · by TBP · 5 replies · 293+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 2, 2003 | Larry B. Stammer
    Preaching abundant living The Rev. Della Reese Lett teaches lessons of material success and personal empowerment in her own church. Della Reese, who played a down-to-earth heavenly being on "Touched by an Angel" isn't acting as she stands in front of a congregation on Sundays in West Hollywood. She's preaching — in her own church. And her message has no mention of sin, no mention of good and evil and no endorsement of sacrifice if it means doing without. She talks about abundant living, not in the hereafter but in the here and now.
  • Sources: U.S. May Say Iraq in 'Material Breach'

    12/18/2002 4:27:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies · 193+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12-18-02 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush is likely this week to declare Iraq in "material breach" of a U.N. Security Council resolution on disarmament, but is not expected to cite it as an immediate case for war, U.S. officials said early on Wednesday. Bush's national security advisers are to meet on Wednesday to discuss the situation after concluding that Iraq's declaration of its weapons of mass destruction required by the resolution falls short of the U.N. demand that it list all of its weapons, a senior administration official said. "The president at some point has to decide on material breach," one...
  • NEST Looking for Radioactive Material that crossed border in Detroit TWO Months ago

    08/01/2002 3:34:41 PM PDT · by 6ppc · 7 replies · 195+ views
    Fox News Channel - Special Report with Brit Hume | 8/2/2002 | Carl Cameron
    Carl Cameron just came on a few minutes ago and said that radioactive materials were detected two months ago crossing the border in Detroit. When Brit asked why they weren't detected immediately, Carl reported that the detectors have a store and forward system that can take as long as two days to forward the report! Carl also said there have been 70 callouts of NEST since 9/11 and most incidents are cleared up in a few hours. This one is still unresolved after two months.
  • Book review "Presidents and States" (barf alert!)

    06/17/2002 5:31:23 PM PDT · by Vets_Husband_and_Wife · 85 replies · 1,181+ views
    McGraw-Hill Childrens Publishing ^ | 6/17/02 | Vets_Husband_and_Wife
    I'm hoping the picture of this book will post. I really found the way they portrayed Clinton vs. President Bush (43) to be obviously slanted. See also the description of President Reagan!! I will quote exerpts from the book. Titled "The Complete Book of Presidents & States" They do have our Presidents in chronological order.. but it is the way they portray Clinton, and the little boxes beside the drawing of the president and the comments inside with the picture that stopped me short. My grandson really wanted the book.. but I would not buy it as it tried to...
  • After a 'Dirty Bomb' Explodes

    06/11/2002 6:56:06 AM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies · 649+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 11, 2002 | Editorial Staff
    After a 'Dirty Bomb' Explodes he age of terrorism is forcing all of us to learn a whole new vocabulary that describes potential threats and their consequences, if for no other reason than to calibrate how terrified we should be as each new menace emerges. The latest worry came yesterday with the revelation by Attorney General John Ashcroft that an American terrorist associated with Al Qaeda has been planning to explode a radiation-laced "dirty bomb" in the United States. We can fervently hope that no such weapon is ever exploded here. But should one ever be detonated, it is important...