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  • Mirror journalist, Sun director to be charged over UK corruption

    08/20/2013 7:51:18 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies
    A former journalist at the Daily Mirror tabloid and a veteran editorial director at Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper are to be charged with making illegal payments to public officials, British prosecutors said on Tuesday.
  • Obama Wore an Obama Mask on Saturday Night Live in 2007

    08/17/2013 11:41:10 AM PDT · by potlatch · 72 replies
    Saturday Night Live Video ^ | August 17, 2013 | self
    In a skit titled "Halloween Party", Senator Obama wore an Obama Mask himself. The November 2007 skit was a parody of "Senator Barack Obama stops by the Clintons for a Trick or Treat". <
  • (Vanity) Once, There Was A Mirror

    06/24/2012 8:39:43 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies
    grey_whiskers | 06-24-2012 | grey_whiskers
    Once upon a time, there was a mirror. And the mirror was bright, and polished, and pure, without any flaw; and it was said the the mirror would return the very image of its beholder without distortion. And it happened, by chance or malfeasance, that the mirror fell, and was shattered: and it was broken, sparkling, into countless shards scattered throughout the earth. And the fate of these shards as they were scattered differed one from another. Some indeed retained their brilliance, such that they sparkled like a rainbow in the sun, but all their powers to return an image...
  • Math professor's side mirror that eliminates 'blind spot' receives US patent

    06/07/2012 1:28:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | June 07, 2012 | Provided by Drexel University
    A side mirror that eliminates the dangerous "blind spot" for drivers has now received a U.S. patent. The subtly curved mirror, invented by Drexel University mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, dramatically increases the field of view with minimal distortion. Traditional flat mirrors on the driver's side of a vehicle give drivers an accurate sense of the distance of cars behind them but have a very narrow field of view. As a result, there is a region of space behind the car, known as the blind spot, that drivers can't see via either the side or rear-view mirror. It's not...
  • Could "Mirror Matter" Be the Hidden Mass that Holds the Universe Together?

    08/03/2011 5:15:38 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    If dark matter exists it may take the form of mirror planets, mirror stars and mirror galaxies. Now one physicist says the most recent evidence seems to confirm this idea. When astronomers study distant galaxies, they see only a small fraction of the mass needed to hold these clumps of stars together. Without some kind of extra hidden mass, galaxies ought to fly apart. Astronomers call this hidden mass 'dark matter' and physicists around the world are engaged in an increasingly desperate race to find evidence of it here on Earth. The main possible candidates include MACHOS and WIMPS, but...
  • Another politician forced to resign-sending naked pictures to woman he had online relationship with

    08/02/2011 9:31:48 PM PDT · by tlb · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2nd August 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A politician who emailed a woman nude photos of himself that were posted on a GOP activist's website has resigned and said he will consider all legal options to have the pictures taken down. New Jersey democrat Louis Magazzu, 53, admitted sending the photos to the woman he said he had been corresponding with online for several years. In an email statement, the Cumberland County freeholder apologised to family, friends and constituents but indicated that he thought he was being set up.
  • All the News You Don't Want to Know

    03/28/2010 6:02:09 PM PDT · by kwill4u · 296+ views
    Right Side News ^ | Sunday, 28 March 2010 07:31 | Written by Daniel Greenfield
    In compliance with Truth in Advertising regulations, the Democratic party has announced that it will be changing its name to the Undemocratic party. "We've done the research and crunched the numbers," said party Chairman Tim Kaine, "and people don't want to run their own lives.
  • Obama's Mirror Photo Contest

    01/26/2010 7:15:20 PM PST · by fujimoh · 13 replies · 957+ views
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  • Obama to House Dem: “The big difference here and in ‘94 was you’ve got me”

    01/25/2010 7:13:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 936+ views
    Hotair ^ | 01/25/2010 | Allahpundit
    The Dem in question? Red-stater Marion Berry, who’s now headed for early retirement thanks to Lincoln-Jesus’s crowd-pleasin’ statist agenda. In fairness, though, The One’s been very consistent in this belief. Through Obama, all things are possible. Berry recounted meetings with White House officials, reminiscent of some during the Clinton days, where he and others urged them not to force Blue Dogs “off into that swamp” of supporting bills that would be unpopular with voters back home. “I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all,” Berry said. “They just...
  • Incident: Sun Express B738 near Thessaloniki on Jan 22nd 2010, bomb hoax in lavatory

    01/24/2010 7:26:25 PM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 745+ views - AVIATION HERALD ^ | January 22, 2010, 2010; Updated January 23, 2010 14:48 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "A Sun Express Boeing 737-800, registration TC-SUO performing flight XQ-973 from Stuttgart (Germany) to Izmir (Turkey) with 62 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute overhead Skopje (Macedonia), when a crew member found a note in one of the lavatories saying "Today we will die, boom"." SNIPPET: "Greek police detained a man carrying a marker pen of the same color as the note written on the lavatory's mirror, but later permitted him to continue the journey. After the airplane arrived in Izmir, Turkish police detained the man again and interviewed him. The man was released without charges after the interview."
  • Universal mirror shows all angles

    07/19/2009 9:08:54 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies · 1,679+ views
    msn ^ | July 17, 2009 | Eric Bland
    It would have many uses including military applications, radar tracking: A universal mirror, an object that reflects all light waves back at their source, has been created by scientists in Europe and Asia. Imagine a tennis player hitting a ball against a wall. The ball would bounce right back to the player no matter what angle he or she directed the shot. A universal mirror has the same effect, except with light waves. Unlike an ordinary mirror, which only reflects objects at 90 degrees, a universal mirror reflects objects back at any angle. In other words, a person positioned in...
  • Where Will the Obamas Worship?

    01/17/2009 7:37:54 AM PST · by Victory111 · 45 replies · 763+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 1-17-09 | Mark Tooley
    Where will President Barack Obama attend church in Washington? Thanks to revelations about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his former pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ (UCC) in Chicago, Mr. Obama’s church shopping requires more careful political contemplation than a new president typically needs. But his ultimate choice likely will be a noncontroversial church, suitable for young children, with a brief commute and tightly scheduled worship that gets the president back home early on Sunday mornings.
  • Mirror Therapy Shows Promise in Amputee Treatment

    01/16/2008 3:50:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 837+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2008 – When Army Sgt. Nicholas Paupore puts a mirror between his legs and looks down, he’s whole again. The right leg that was destroyed when an explosively formed penetrator ripped through his Humvee just south of Kirkuk, Iraq, suddenly reappears before his eyes, reflecting the left leg that remains. Navy Cmdr. (Dr.) Jack Tsao, associate professor of neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in Bethesda, Md., encouraged Army Sgt. Nicholas Paupore, an outpatient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., to try mirror therapy to treat phantom pain in...
  • Dems Looking for Source of Troubles? Try a Mirror

    03/26/2007 6:00:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 852+ views
    The Signal ^ | 3/26/07 | Betty Arenson
    Dems Looking for Source of Troubles? Try a MirrorCommentary by Betty Arenson Monday March 26, 2007 The Democrats who were so hungry for power and proliferate with promises to make things better for the United States continue to fall short and disappoint us. We were promised an end to corruption and deception. However, we still have Rep. William Jefferson remaining unscathed in his House seat while the issue of his $100,000 bribe languishes. He was caught on tape, red-handed, taking the bribe, and the money was found in his home freezer. Everyone is completely mute on the subject. Democratic House...
  • A New Reflection In The Mirror

    01/13/2007 3:56:43 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 447+ views
    Physorg ^ | 1-12-2007 | Laura Mgrdichian
    A New Reflection in the Mirror A scanning electron microscope image of some of the magnetic mirror's “fish scale”-shaped aluminum nanowires. Credit: Alexander Schwanecke A research group has devised a new type of mirror that reverses the magnetic field of a light wave upon reflection, rather than its electric field, as regular mirrors do. Seems like a minor difference? It's not. “Our mirror's ability to reverse the magnetic field of a light wave but not its electric field is extremely unusual,” physicist Alexander Schwanecke, the study's corresponding scientist, said to Schwanecke is a researcher at the NanoPhotonics Portfolio Centre...
  • Clinton addresses group of philanthropists in home state

    11/13/2006 8:36:24 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 490+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) | November 13, 2006
    Excerpt - LITTLE ROCK — Former president Bill Clinton said Monday that he remembered the moment he realized he made the shift from a world leader to a philanthropist. "One day I was shaving in my house up in New York and Ilooked at myself in the mirror, and I thought, 'My God, I've become an NGO (non-government organization),'" Clinton told a crowd of 300 people gathered at his presidential libary in downtown Little Rock. ~ snip ~ "My climate-change initiative is being funded by Barbra Streisand and Rupert Murdoch," Clinton said, delighted by the unlikely alliance between the actress...
  • Scientists present method for entangling macroscopic objects

    10/30/2006 7:29:53 PM PST · by annie laurie · 15 replies · 639+ views ^ | October 24, 2006 | Lisa Zyga
    Building upon recent studies on optomechanical entanglement with lasers and mirrors, a group of scientists has developed a theoretical model using entanglement swapping in order to entangle two micromechanical oscillators. This ability could lead to advances in information processing, as well as other applications that use micromechanical resonators, such as electrometers, displacement detectors, and radio frequency signal processors, wrote scientists Stefano Pirandola et al. in a recent Physical Review Letters. "Until now, entanglement has been observed only for optical modes, i.e., photons (which are massless particles)," Pirandola told "The significance of purely mechanical entanglement would be that it involves...
  • Mirror system successfully demonstrated (A Little Star-Trek Stuff)

    08/11/2006 7:26:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 605+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Eva Blaylock
    8/11/2006 - KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFPN) -- A dual-mirror system, designed to extend the range of high-energy lasers by receiving and redirecting laser energy, is being tested here. The system, a prototype called the Aerospace Relay Mirror System, or ARMS, is being developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy Directorate. The operational version might be suspended from a high-altitude airship at an altitude of 70,000 feet, where atmospheric turbulence, or jitter, is less of a problem for beam quality. For testing, the dual-mirror prototype is suspended 100 feet above the ground using a mechanical crane, to...
  • Record mirror for Euro telescope

    08/07/2006 4:13:16 AM PDT · by Republicain · 3 replies · 380+ views
    BBC News ^ | 08/07/2006 | Paul Rincon
    European astronomers are planning to build an optical telescope that is four times bigger than any in existence. With a main mirror around 42m-wide, the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) will allow remote objects to be studied in greater detail than ever before. The powerful observatory will allow astronomers to see some of the first galaxies to form in the Universe. It could also look for signatures of life, such as vegetation, on distant planets circling other stars. The European Southern Observatory (Eso) operates the 8.2m Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Cerro Paranal in Chile, which has been described as a...
  • Child Killed By Falling Mirror At Wal-Mart

    07/24/2006 6:12:21 AM PDT · by Samwise · 759 replies · 11,367+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | 7-23-2006
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A 3-year-old boy was fatally injured when a floor-mounted mirror fell on him at an Indianapolis Wal-Mart. Police said Christopher Antonio was apparently playing near the 5-foot-tall mirror in the children's section of the store Saturday evening when it fell at the store in the 3200 block of 86th Street. The boy was with his 5-year-old sister and his mother. The mother told police she was about 5 feet away from her son when she heard a loud crash. Police said it took two people to pull the mirror off the boy.