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  • Do Not Toss Your iPhone 6 in the Microwave

    09/22/2014 4:25:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 63 replies ^ | 9-22-14 | NICK KOLAKOWSKI
    While that might seem obvious to some people, others have fallen for the “Wave” hoax making its way around online. The fake advertisement insists that the new iOS 8 allows users to charge their iPhones by placing them in a “household microwave for a minute and a half.” Microwave energy will not charge your smartphone. To the contrary, it will scorch the device and render it inoperable. If you nuke your smartphone and subsequently complain about it online, people will probably make fun of you.
  • NASA Confirms The Plausibility of Reactionless Drives??!!

    08/01/2014 4:13:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 8-1-2014 | Ace
    Let me geek out on you (I love science) and explain to you the science (I love science) and why this had previously been confined to the pages of science fiction (I am a nerd; and oh Dear Sweet Bunsen-Burner Lighting Lord, do I love science). So it's a pretty firmly established principle that every act causes, and requires, an equal and opposite reaction. If I understand this right (did I mention I love science?), this means that any space vessel will have to carry with it an enormous amount of reaction mass. You can't -- we think, or thought...
  • NASA tested an impossible space engine and it somehow worked

    08/01/2014 12:08:29 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 95 replies
    The Verge ^ | August 1, 2014 | Carl Franzen
    If the tests of the Cannae Drive technology hold up, a trip to Mars could take weeks instead of months 7 inShare NASA has been testing new space travel technologies throughout its entire history, but the results of its latest experiment may be the most exciting yet — if they hold up. Earlier this week at a conference in Cleveland, Ohio, scientists with NASA's Eagleworks Laboratories in Houston, Texas, presented a paper indicating they had achieved a small amount of thrust from a container that had no traditional fuels, only microwaves, bouncing around inside it. If the results can be...

    01/20/2014 7:43:05 AM PST · by restornu · 49 replies
    ICAACT ^ | Dec 2012 | Barrie Trower
    This IS a "MUST SEE"! OPEN DESCRIPTION BOX FOR MORE INFORMATION: This powerful video explains the truth regarding Microwave weaponry and other exotic weapons (psychotronic, electromagnetic, Radio Frequency, HAARP, GWEN towers, ELF waves) used by The UNITED STATES & other Nations worldwide, leaving NO DOUBT to all that is being used against unknowing people everywhere. If EVER you sought 1 video that tells it like it really is - THIS IS IT! It ALSO explains WHY the Police State mentality seemingl Worldwide. (TESTRA). Dr Barrie Trower in a sit down interview tells all to ICAACT. Today many are guilty of...
  • 42 days after "microwave mind control" complaint, Alexis kills 12

    09/18/2013 8:04:51 PM PDT · by FreedomOfThePressIsNotFree · 72 replies ^ | September 18, 2013 | Alan Jones
    WASHINGTON, September 18, 2013 – There was a Newport, Rhode Island police report summarizing an early morning complaint in August by Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. Alexis complained that an individual he had an altercation with in an airport had “sent 3 people to follow him and keep him awake by talking to him…using ‘some sort of microwave device.’” Was this a first red flag leading to an alarming portrait of a defense contractor suffering from mental illness? Or fact? What caused Alexis to voice this complaint on August 7, 2013, 42 days prior to embarking on a shooting...
  • Swirls in the Afterglow of the Big Bang Could Set Stage for Major Discovery

    07/28/2013 9:51:58 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies ^ | 7/25/13 | Adrian Cho
    Scientists have spotted swirling patterns in the radiation lingering from the big bang, the so-called cosmic microwave background (CMB). The observation itself isn't Earth-shaking, as researchers know that these particular swirls or "B-modes" originated in conventional astrophysics, but the result suggests that scientists are closing in on a much bigger prize: B-modes spawned by gravity waves that rippled through the infant universe. That observation would give them a direct peek into the cosmos' first fraction of a second and possibly shed light on how it all began."I see it as a big step forward," says Charles Bennett, a cosmologist...
  • Oh, good: Obama administration sneaks more expensive carbon pricing into a microwave-oven rule

    06/12/2013 6:16:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 12, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Never underestimate the sneakiness when you’re dealing with The Most Transparent Administration, Evah‘s tortured internal conflict between pretending to heed the voices calling for pragmatic economic growth and appeasing the vociferous green interests nipping at their heels. The Obama administration just threw a major bone to said interests with a reevaluation that’s going to come in particularly handy in producing very official- and serious-sounding studies and reports, but it was carried out in a very quiet maneuver that I’m sure they’re hoping will pass by the public eye generally unnoticed. The Obama administration uses their “social cost of carbon” estimate...
  • Microwaves thrash fibre on speed... if you like two-nines uptime

    02/27/2013 10:17:15 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 5 replies
    The Register ^ | 27 February 2013 | Dan Olds
    “Time? They ain’t making any more of it, so you gotta get in and get out, or you’ll get your f*****g face ripped off,” screamed an old Chicago Merc floor trader at my grad school class during a field trip. I nodded, like the rest of the class, figuring he knew what he was talking about and also not wanting to provoke this human ball of fury. But he was wrong. The kind folks who make their living providing services to financial types have been manufacturing time for decades now. And they’ve hit a new milestone. Low-latency comms biz McKay...
  • Dengyo Converts Microwave Into Electricity With High Efficiency

    05/27/2011 1:06:28 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    Tech ON! Asia ^ | May 17, 2011 16:12 | Hideyoshi Kume, Nikkei Electronics
    Nihon Dengyo Kosaku Co Ltd (Dengyo) announced May 16, 2011, that it has developed a technology to convert electric wave into electricity with high efficiency. Specifically, Dengyo achieved a conversion efficiency of 90% or higher by using a rectenna technology that converts the energy of microwave into direct-current (DC) electricity, it said. The company expects that the new technology will be used to reduce the power consumption of microwave heating devices, harvest energy, etc. This time, Dengyo newly developed a microwave-band rectenna and a rectifier circuit and achieved a power conversion efficiency of 90% or higher in the 2GHz band....
  • Life sentence given US woman found guilty of killing baby daughter in microwave oven

    05/20/2011 8:11:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2011
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A woman convicted of killing her month-old baby daughter in a microwave oven was spared the death penalty and sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Wiseman sentenced China Arnold, 31, of Dayton, Ohio, who psychologists testified showed no signs of serious mental illness. Arnold declined to make a statement during her sentencing.
  • Gibberish fr Judge Judy is 4th Such Incident Already: Military Mind-Control Experiments to Blame?

    04/02/2011 6:54:32 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 79 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 2, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Judge Judy rushed to hospital after losing it on-air... The Pentagon reportedly has developed a microwave device able to plant false thoughts and images into the mind of a targeted individual... producing the same sort of reaction we've now seen in four separate incidents of inexplicable mind-melts while speaking on live television... ________________________________________________________________________________ Video clips of the embarrassing episodes have become internet sensations, but the most recent Judge Judy video is yet to surface on YouTube (Daily Mail): In four high-profile cases, the latest involving fast-talking Judge Judy, the presenters have started off speaking properly but have then descended into undecipherable nonsense...
  • From Crankcase to Gas Tank: New Microwave Method Converts Used Motor Oil Into Fuel

    03/29/2011 12:49:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 03-28-2011 | Staff
    hat dirty motor oil that comes out of your car or truck engine during oil changes could end up in your fuel tank, according to a report presented March 29 at the 241st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Anaheim, California. It described development of a new process for recycling waste crankcase oil into gasoline-like fuel -- the first, they said, that uses microwaves and has "excellent potential" for going into commercial use. "Transforming used motor oil into gasoline can help solve two problems at once," said study leader Howard Chase, Professor of Biochemical Engineering...
  • No evidence of time before Big Bang

    12/12/2010 8:51:25 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Nature ^ | 12/10/10 | Edwin Cartlidge
    Latest research deflates the idea that the Universe cycles for eternity.Our view of the early Universe may be full of mysterious circles — and even triangles — but that doesn't mean we're seeing evidence of events that took place before the Big Bang. So says a trio of papers taking aim at a recent claim that concentric rings of uniform temperature within the cosmic microwave background — the radiation left over from the Big Bang — might, in fact, be the signatures of black holes colliding in a previous cosmic 'aeon' that existed before our Universe.
  • Have we found the universe that existed before the Big Bang?

    11/20/2010 10:05:12 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 136 replies · 1+ views
    io9 ^ | 11/19/10
    Have we found the universe that existed before the Big Bang? The current cosmological consensus is that the universe began 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang. But a legendary physicist says he's found the first evidence of an eternal, cyclic cosmos. The Big Bang model holds that everything that now comprises the universe was once concentrated in a single point of near-infinite density. Before this singularity exploded and the universe began, there was absolutely nothing - indeed, it's not clear whether one can even use the term "before" in reference to a pre-Big-Bang cosmos, as time itself may...
  • Reno Police: Microwaved Squid Leaves 2 Queasy

    07/12/2010 9:58:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    AOL News ^ | JULY 12, 2010
    Reno police say a squid left cooking in microwave is the suspected culprit of noxious fumes that left two apartment dwellers queasy. Authorities don't know if the squid was put in the microwave as a prank or act of cruelty when they found it Sunday night. But they believe the squishy cephalopod was stuck in the microwave by burglars and left to cook in a communal kitchen. Two residents made ill by the fumes were treated at a hospital. Police were still investigating Monday.
  • Nonlethal Microwave Weapon In Afghanistan

    06/19/2010 5:18:47 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 18 replies · 377+ views ^ | 06/19,2010 | Scott Factor
    A new “nonlethal” weapon that uses microwave energy to create intense pain has been deployed in Afghanistan. The Active Denial System, which burns the top layer of skin via microwaves, is in Afghanistan for testing. The weapon is designed to shoot an invisible beam of energy at people, creating an intense burning sensation that forces them to flee. The Air Force has called it the "goodbye effect." It has not been used before in military operations.
  • Ding! Lamb's head found in IKEA microwave

    01/01/2010 9:48:45 PM PST · by myknowledge · 20 replies · 1,169+ views
    UPI ^ | January 1, 2010
    WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- It wasn't a Spam lamb local police in Ohio found in a display microwave at home furnishings store IKEA -- it was a real lamb's head, officials said. An IKEA employee told the West Chester Township store's management of the grisly find, which was immediately removed, The Oxford (Ohio) Press reported Thursday.
  • Microwave effect ruled out

    10/03/2009 5:30:10 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 780+ views
    Chemistry World ^ | 02 October 2009 | Phillip Broadwith
    Microwave reactions in silicon carbide vials - which are heated by microwaves but shield the contents from radiation - have confirmed that most of the benefits seen in microwave-assisted chemistry are purely due to heating, Austrian chemists say.1 Oliver Kappe and his group, from the University of Graz, used custom-made sintered silicon carbide (SiC) reaction vessels to separate the heating effects of microwave radiation from so-called 'non-thermal' or 'specific' microwave effects, whereby enhancements in reaction rate, yield or selectivity are attributed to some direct interaction of the reaction mixture with the microwave radiation. Silicon carbide is ideal for this purpose because it completely absorbs...
  • Inflation Hypothesis Doesn't Measure Up to New Data (growing body of evidence contradicts Big Bang)

    01/30/2009 10:54:50 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 497 replies · 6,868+ views
    ICR ^ | January 30, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Since the Big Bang story of the origin of the universe has been refuted by a host of external observations and internal contradictions,1 secular science has been forced to postulate additional, exceedingly improbable events to keep it afloat. One of these is “inflation,” which attempts to explain the apparent uniformity of the universe.2 But new observations by the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe are forcing cosmologists to revamp inflation, at the cost of inventing yet another miraculous event to prop it up...
  • Microwave baby killer convicted

    08/29/2008 6:29:56 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 24 replies · 180+ views
    BBC News ^ | August 29, 2008
    A US court in Dayton, Ohio, has convicted a mother of murdering her one-month-old daughter by burning her to death in a microwave oven. China Arnold, 28, showed no emotion when the jury announced its guilty verdict, only lowering her head. The prosecution said that Arnold had killed her daughter, Paris Talley, in 2005 after a fight with her boyfriend. The jury will reassemble next Tuesday to decide if Arnold, convicted of aggravated murder, should face death.
  • Mom Found Guilty of Killing Newborn by Cooking Her in Microwave

    08/29/2008 12:33:43 PM PDT · by rjsimmon · 34 replies · 130+ views ^ | Friday, August 29, 2008 | Associated Press
    DAYTON, Ohio — A mother in Dayton, Ohio, was found guilty of killing her month-old daughter by burning her in a microwave oven. The jury announced its verdict Friday in the retrial 28-year-old China Arnold. She was found guilty of aggravated murder and faces the death penalty when sentenced.
  • Microwave Ray Gun Controls Crowds with Noise(Invest in Tinfoil Futures)

    07/06/2008 12:54:30 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 8 replies · 219+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4 July,2008 | David Hambling
    A US company claims it is ready to build a microwave ray gun able to beam sounds directly into people's heads. ray gun A company plans to create a gun that takes down transgressors with only sound. (Getty/ABC News) The device – dubbed MEDUSA (Mob Excess Deterrent Using Silent Audio) – exploits the microwave audio effect, in which short microwave pulses rapidly heat tissue, causing a shockwave inside the skull that can be detected by the ears. A series of pulses can be transmitted to produce recognisable sounds. The device is aimed for military or crowd-control applications, but may have...
  • Father who burned baby in microwave wants to keep parental rights

    03/27/2008 8:18:23 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 32 replies · 1,443+ views
    Excerpt - GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- The father sentenced to 25 years in prison for severely burning his 2-month-old daughter in a microwave is declining to give up his parental rights. "He loves his baby," Sam Cammack III, the attorney for Joshua Mauldin, said in a story in Thursday's online edition of the Houston Chronicle. "He wants to be part of Ana's life." ~ snip ~
  • Mistrial in Case of Microwaved Baby

    02/11/2008 3:20:11 PM PST · by naturalized · 9 replies · 115+ views
    WTOL-TV ^ | February 11, 2008 5:35 PM ET | AP
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A judge in Dayton has declared a mistrial in the case of woman accused of killing her month-old baby by burning her in a microwave.
  • Stopping Cars with Radiation-A beam of microwave energy could stop vehicles in their tracks

    11/14/2007 10:36:22 PM PST · by BGHater · 46 replies · 2,213+ views
    Technology Review ^ | 13 Nov 2007 | Brittany Sauser
    Researchers at Eureka Aerospace are turning a fictional concept from the movie 2 Fast 2 Furious into reality: they're creating an electromagnetic system that can quickly bring a vehicle to a stop. The system, which can be attached to an automobile or aircraft carrier, sends out pulses of microwave radiation to disable the microprocessors that control the central engine functions in a car. Such a device could be used by law enforcement to stop fleeing and noncooperative vehicles at security checkpoints, or as perimeter protection for military bases, communication centers, and oil platforms in the open seas. The system has...
  • Ants won't die in microwave!(total vanity)

    09/07/2007 6:47:09 PM PDT · by mickeylee · 123 replies · 3,006+ views
    me | me
    OK, I have a question for Friday night amusement.I went to get cat food out of the pantry for my kitty and it wasn't sealed properly so hundreds of ants got in it. I didn't want to throw it away so I decided to nuke them. I set it on high for 30 seconds. They went crazy but still alive. I repeated, still alive. I tried 1 minute, still alive. Another minute, still alive. (This is a brand new Mocrowave) In total, 7 1/2 minutes. The bag melted and some of the ants were sitll alive! I think they may...
  • Mom said she was drunk when baby died (DNA found in the microwave oven)

    07/21/2007 6:55:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies · 3,130+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/20/07
    Mom said she was drunk when baby diedPublished: July 20, 2007 at 11:02 PM DAYTON, Ohio, July 20 (UPI) -- An Ohio jury can hear a woman's statement that she was too drunk to know how her baby died when she allegedly put the child in the microwave, a judge ruled. Dayton Police Detective Mike Galbraith testified at a hearing Thursday, acknowledging that the defendant -- China Arnold -- never admitted killing her 3½-week-old daughter, Paris Talley. But he said she all but admitted the crime when she said she was the only adult in the house that night. "If...
  • Mother accused of microwaving daughter

    07/20/2007 1:00:28 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 39 replies · 1,113+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 20 July 2007
    A WOMAN accused of killing her newborn daughter by putting her in a microwave told police she was drunk and could not remember what happened, a testimony has been told. China Arnold, 26, from Dayton Ohio, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of aggravated murder following the death of her month-old daughter Paris Tilley on August 30, 2005. She faces the death penalty if found guilty. At a pretrial hearing, detective Michael Galbraith testified that Ms Arnold told him during questioning: "If I hadn't gotten so drunk, I guess my baby wouldn't have died," Associated Press reported. Mr Galbraith...
  • Giant Microwave Turns Plastic Back To Oil

    06/26/2007 2:48:23 PM PDT · by blam · 53 replies · 2,105+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-26-2007 | Catherine Brahic
    Giant microwave turns plastic back to oil 17:44 26 June 2007 news service Catherine Brahic A US company is taking plastics recycling to another level – turning them back into the oil they were made from, and gas. All that is needed, claims Global Resource Corporation (GRC), is a finely tuned microwave and – hey presto! – a mix of materials that were made from oil can be reduced back to oil and combustible gas (and a few leftovers). Key to GRC’s process is a machine that uses 1200 different frequencies within the microwave range, which act on specific...
  • Microwave experiments cause sponge disasters

    01/25/2007 6:18:32 AM PST · by presidio9 · 134 replies · 3,030+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/25/07
    Reports about a study that found microwave ovens can be used to sterilize kitchen sponges sent people hurrying to test the idea this week -- with sometimes disastrous results. ADVERTISEMENT A team at the University of Florida found that two minutes in the microwave at full power could kill a range of bacteria, viruses and parasites on kitchen sponges. They described how they soaked the sponges in wastewater and then zapped them. But several experimenters evidently left out the crucial step of wetting the sponge. "Just wanted you to know that your article on microwaving sponges and scrubbers aroused my...
  • Microwave Oven Can Sterilize Sponges, Scrub Pads

    01/22/2007 3:54:43 PM PST · by blam · 56 replies · 2,350+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-22-2007 | University Of Florida
    Source: University of Florida Date: January 22, 2007 Microwave Oven Can Sterilize Sponges, Scrub Pads Science Daily — Microwave ovens may be good for more than just zapping the leftovers; they may also help protect your family. University of Florida engineering researchers have found that microwaving kitchen sponges and plastic scrubbers — known to be common carriers of the bacteria and viruses that cause food-borne illnesses – sterilizes them rapidly and effectively. That means that the estimated 90-plus percent of Americans with microwaves in their kitchens have a powerful weapon against E. coli, salmonella and other bugs at the root...
  • Police say mother microwaved her baby

    11/28/2006 1:04:55 PM PST · by presidio9 · 70 replies · 2,000+ views
    Yahoo & AP ^ | 11/28/06 | JAMES HANNAH
    A mother was arrested on suspicion of murdering her newborn daughter by microwaving the baby in an oven. China Arnold, 26, was jailed Monday on a charge of aggravated murder, more than a year after she brought her dead month-old baby to a hospital. Bail was set Tuesday at $1 million. "We have reason to believe, and we have some forensic evidence that is consistent with our belief, that a microwave oven was used in this death," said Ken Betz, director of the Montgomery County coroner's office. He said the evidence included high-heat internal injuries and the absence of external...
  • Scientists Create Cloak of Partial Invisibility

    10/19/2006 2:51:23 PM PDT · by MichaelP · 26 replies · 853+ views
    Live Science. Com ^ | 10/19/2006 | Ker Than
    Scientists Create Cloak of Partial Invisibility Ker ThanLiveScience Staff Thu Oct 19, 11:15 AM ET Scientists have created a cloaking device that can reroute certain wavelengths of light, forcing them around objects like water flowing around boulders in a stream. To creatures or machines that see only in microwave light, the cloaked object would appear nearly invisible. ADVERTISEMENT "The microwaves come in and are swept around the cloak and reconstructed on the other side while avoiding the interior region," said study team member David Smith at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. "So it looks as if they just...
  • Frying Your Own RFID Tags

    06/26/2006 3:51:15 PM PDT · by pubwvj · 18 replies · 2,163+ views ^ | 2006-06-17 | Walter Jeffries
    RFID tags in our livestock, in our pets, in our licenses, in passports, in food, in clothing and maybe someday in you. It is getting rather excessive. Fortunately there are a number of ways to kill RFID chips. See the Technical Documents section of the right hand sidebar for how to build your very own RFID bomb with which you can clear you home of unauthorized RFID chips. For the less technically inclined there is a simple device that most people already own which does a admirable job of frying RFID chips. The way that passive RFID chips work is...
  • Man Used Microwave To Kill Girlfriend

    04/14/2006 6:58:13 AM PDT · by Abathar · 28 replies · 513+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | April 14, 2006 | AP
    UNIONTOWN, Pa. -- Police in Uniontown are holding a 58-year-old man who they suspect threw a microwave oven at his girlfriend and then beat her to death. Authorities said Walter Fordyce attacked her after she refused to heat up some sandwiches for him. Fordyce is jailed without bond and charged with criminal homicide. Police said he told them he began arguing with his live-in girlfriend Thursday, threw her to the floor, threw a microwave oven onto her chest, stomped on her and repeatedly banged her head on the floor until she lost consciousness. Police said he also said it was...
  • Couple Cited in Bizarre Fake Penis Case (the saga continues)

    03/04/2006 9:16:24 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 13 replies · 529+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Fri Mar 3, 5:27 PM ET | JOE MANDAK
    Couple Cited in Bizarre Fake Penis Case By JOE MANDAK, Associated Press Writer Fri Mar 3, 5:27 PM ET PITTSBURGH - A man and woman were cited Friday in connection with a bizarre incident that resulted in a fake penis being microwaved at a convenience store last week. Leslye Creighton, 41, of Wilkinsburg, and Vincent Bostic, 31, of Pittsburgh, were both cited for criminal mischief and disorderly conduct in the Feb. 23 incident at the Get Go! gasoline and convenience store in McKeesport, about 10 miles east of Pittsburgh. Each charge carries a possible sentence of up to 90 days...
  • Alleged fetus eater focus of new legislation

    02/15/2006 1:25:54 PM PST · by Sopater · 48 replies · 1,416+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 15, 2006 | WorldNetDaily
    MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH Alleged fetus eater focus of new legislation Kansas considers bill to regulate conditions of abortion, medical clinics -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 15, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Shockingly unsanitary conditions discovered at an abortion clinic in which the proprietor was accused of eating a fetus have prompted consideration of a bill by the Kansas Legislature to tighten up regulations for all medical facilities. Last spring, Krishna Rajanna's abortion clinic in Kansas City was raided after former employees made allegations of coffee cups full of syringes, medical tools stored near toilets and fetuses stored...
  • Man Arrested For Sprinkling Fecal Matter On Pastries

    10/26/2005 9:31:26 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 198 replies · 6,058+ views
    KGBT ^ | 10/26/05
    A Dallas cab driver is in big trouble for getting caught on tape sprinkling dried feces on pastries. 49-year-old Behrouz Nahidmobarekeh is on trial for allegedly throwing fecal matter on pastries at a Fiesta grocery store. Police said they found a pile of human feces by his bed. He would dry it, either by microwave or just letting it sit out and grate it up with a cheese grater and then sprinkle it at the store, officials said. Neither attorneys in the case is clear about a motive or why the defendant would resort to something so repulsive. Prosecutors will...
  • Adelaide equipment 'saved bin Laden'

    08/30/2005 10:15:07 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 834+ views
    The Age ^ | 8/31/05 | Penelope Debelle
    CODAN, an Adelaide company that supplies remote-area long-distance communications to Afghanistan, may inadvertently have helped al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden escape a US missile strike. The Institute for War and Peace Reporting, a news agency that works closely with local people in war situations, reported in late 2001 that the al-Qaeda leader escaped from a house in Kabul three hours before it was hit. Quoting an al-Qaeda source, the report said terrorist spotters across Afghanistan had used the sophisticated Codan radio network to warn bin Laden of the approaching missile attack. "Bin Laden's foreign legion is equipped with a sophisticated...
  • Purdue miniature cooling device will have military, computer uses

    04/18/2005 1:54:58 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 35 replies · 1,167+ views
    Purdue ^ | 4/13/05 | Emil Venere
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Mechanical engineers at Purdue University have new findings offering promise for modifying household refrigeration technology with small devices to cool future weapons systems and computer chips. The devices, called "micro-channel heat sinks," circulate coolant through numerous channels about three times the width of a human hair. Such devices might be attached directly to electronic components in military lasers, microwave radar and weapons systems, as well as in future computers that will generate more heat than present computers, said Issam Mudawar, a professor of mechanical engineering who is leading the research. The researchers are adapting refrigeration systems...
  • Dioxin, plastics, microwave dangers, truth or hoax?

    03/28/2005 7:39:54 PM PST · by kralcmot · 26 replies · 6,459+ views
    email ^ | recent |
    What's New Cancer News from Johns Hopkins No plastics in microwave No water bottles in freezer No plastic wrap in microwave Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in their newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dioxin Carcinogens cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Don't freeze your plastic water bottles with water as this also releases dioxin in the plastic. Dr. Edward Fujimoto from Castle hospital was on a TV program explaining this health hazard. (He is the manager of the Wellness Program at the hospital.) He was talking about dioxin and how bad they...
  • 'Scary' Past of N.J. Gov'S Wife

    12/29/2004 5:23:39 AM PST · by BinaryBoy · 24 replies · 1,710+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 28, 2004 | Ed Robinson
    New Jersey's first lady went public with details of her struggles with depression yesterday, telling a television interviewer that she once thought about putting her "baby in my microwave."
  • Report: Raytheon 'heat beam' weapon ready for Iraq

    Report: Raytheon 'heat beam' weapon ready for Iraq Boston Business Journal Government defense giant Raytheon Co. has developed the first nonlethal weapon that fires a heat beam to repel enemies and reduces the chance of innocent civilians being shot, a Pentagon official said. Raytheon, the world's largest missile maker, delivered a prototype to the U.S. military last month. The product is expected to be evaluated from February through June to determine whether to equip U.S. forces with it, Colonel David Karcher, director of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, told Bloomberg Business News. With U.S. casualties in Iraq rising, expectations are...
  • Microwave gun to be used by US troops on Iraq rioters

    09/18/2004 11:06:19 PM PDT · by Flavius · 60 replies · 1,684+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Filed: 19/09/2004) | Tony Freinberg and Sean Rayment
    Microwave weapons that cause pain without lasting injury are to be issued to American troops in Iraq for the first time as concern mounts over the growing number of civilians killed in fighting. Travel The non-lethal weapons, which use high-powered electromagnetic beams, will be fitted to vehicles already in Iraq, which will allow the system to be introduced as early as next year. Using technology similar to that found in a conventional microwave oven, the beam rapidly heats water molecules in the skin to cause intolerable pain and a burning sensation. The invisible beam penetrates the skin to a depth...
  • Microwave Ovens and Guys

    01/20/2004 1:06:58 PM PST · by CherylBower · 12 replies · 222+ views
    1/20/04 | me
    I'm at work. I work in an office with one other lady and about 13 guys. We have microwaves to nuke lunches. I noticed this with my husband before I worked here, but thought it was just him. Why do guys put 30 seconds (or however long) on the timer, and then remove before finished, and then never hit the reset button so that it shows the time again? The remaining seconds just keep blinking. I don't get it.
  • The Dawn of the E-Bomb

    11/05/2003 11:08:43 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 256+ views
    IEEE Spectrum ^ | 10/03 | Michael Abrams
    For the wired world, the allure and the danger of high-power microwave weapons are both very real In these media-fueled times, when war is a television spectacle and wiping out large numbers of civilians is generally frowned upon, the perfect weapon would literally stop an enemy in his tracks, yet harm neither hide nor hair. Such a weapon might shut down telecommunications networks, disrupt power supplies, and fry an adversary's countless computers and electronic gadgets, yet still leave buildings, bridges, and highways intact. It would strike with precision, in an instant, and leave behind no trace of where it came...
  • (WEIRD!): Cultists Fearing Microwave Attack Whitewash Roadside in Japan</b>

    04/29/2003 6:32:07 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 27 replies · 278+ views
    Mainichi Shimbun (Japan) in English ^ | 29 April 2003 | Mainichi Shimbun Daily (in English)
    (Japanese) Cultists Fearing Microwave Attack Whitewash RoadsideGIFU, Japan -- Some 40 members of a bizarre cult have taken over a 200-meter stretch of road in Gifu Prefecture, covering up crash barriers and roadside trees with huge white cloths, it was learned Tuesday. Members of the 'Panawave' cult confront local residents in Gifu Prefecture. Officials of Hachiman and Yamato, the two central Japan towns that manage the Omami road, have urged members of the Fukui-based cult, the "Panawave Laboratory," to move out but they have refused to comply. "One of us fell ill while we were heading to Yamanashi Prefecture...
  • Japanese researchers develop 'microwave rocket'

    04/20/2003 7:23:36 AM PDT · by Trailer Trash · 27 replies · 782+ views
        Researchers develop 'microwave rocket'  Yomiuri Shimbun A group of Tokyo University researchers has successfully applied electromagnetic waves--normally used to heat food in microwave ovens--as the propulsion force for a "microwave rocket," the first time such an experiment has succeeded. According to the group led by Kimiya Komurasaki, an associate professor at the department of advanced energy, the development could enable cost and size reductions in rockets as they could use air in the atmosphere as a means of propulsion, rather than having to carry fuel. The group fired the microwaves at the rocket's base, rapidly heating the...
  • US microwave bomb to make debut in most hi-tech battlefield campaign ever (No coverage tonight)

    03/19/2003 12:47:18 PM PST · by 2oakes · 57 replies · 433+ views
    Guardian ^ | 03/19/03 | Stuart Millar
    US microwave bomb to make debut in most hi-tech battlefield campaign ever Claims that smart device wipes out circuitry of tanks and missile systems without harming troops Stuart Millar Wednesday March 19, 2003 The Guardian In the opening hours of the assault on Iraq, the US is likely to unleash a new and devastatingly effective breed of weapon against Saddam Hussein's forces. Launched in a cruise missile, it will fire a massive pulse of microwave energy. This lightning surge of power will last only a fraction of a second, but, travelling at the speed of light, it will wipe out...
  • US microwave bomb to make debut in most hi-tech battlefield campaign ever

    03/18/2003 10:57:03 PM PST · by kattracks · 24 replies · 244+ views
    Guardian ^ | 3/19/03 | Stuart Millar
    Claims that smart device wipes out circuitry of tanks and missile systems without harming troopsIn the opening hours of the assault on Iraq, the US is likely to unleash a new and devastatingly effective breed of weapon against Saddam Hussein's forces. Launched in a cruise missile, it will fire a massive pulse of microwave energy. This lightning surge of power will last only a fraction of a second, but, travelling at the speed of light, it will wipe out any enemy weapons systems over a radius of several hundred metres. The really clever bit, however, is that while their tanks,...