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  • Scientist eyes 39-day voyage to Mars

    02/26/2010 2:39:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 989+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/10 | Jean-Louis Santini
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A journey from Earth to Mars could eventually take just 39 days -- cutting current travel time nearly six times -- according to a rocket scientist who has the ear of the US space agency. Franklin Chang-Diaz, a former astronaut and a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), says reaching the Red Planet could be dramatically quicker using his high-tech VASIMR rocket, .. The Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket -- to give its full name -- is quick becoming a centerpiece of NASA's future strategy as it looks to private firms to help meet the...
  • New paper claims that the EM Drive doesn't defy Newton's 3rd law after all

    06/18/2016 6:21:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Science Alert ^ | June 16, 2016 | Fiona MacDonald
    So... it could still get us to Mars in 70 days? Physicists have just published a new paper that suggests the controversial EM drive - or electromagnetic drive - could actually work, and doesn't defy Newton's third law after all. In case you've missed the hype, here's a quick catch-up: a lot of space lovers are freaking out about the EM drive because of claims it could get humans to Mars in just 10 weeks, but just as many are sick of hearing about it, because, on paper at least, it doesn't work within the laws of physics. Despite that...
  • It’s Because He’s Black, Isn’t It?

    02/08/2016 1:08:13 PM PST · by all the best · 111 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | February 1, 2016 | Jim Goad
    Superstar NFL quarterback Cam Newton is black, and even though many people loudly insist that shouldn’t matter, it is precisely those people who are always making a preposterously huge deal of it. Chief among these offenders is Mr. Newton himself, who last Wednesday told reporters at a press conference that the reason he sometimes faces criticism is not because he’s a high-profile sports star and all of them sometimes face criticism—no, it is clearly his status as a Negroidal American that inspires the negative comments: I’m an African-American quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven’t seen...
  • John McCain On Cam Newton's Post-Game Sulking: "I Know What It's Like To Lose"

    02/08/2016 2:45:19 PM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies ^ | February 8, 2016 | Trent Baker
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) commented on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton electing to leave his post-Super Bowl press conference Sunday after his team lost to the Denver Broncos 24-10. McCain defended the 2015 NFL season MVP, saying he knows “what it’s like to lose” having lost a presidential election to President Barack Obama, but he does think Newton can bounce back from the Super Bowl loss.
  • VIDEO: Cam Newton Walks Off Postgame Interview Following Super Bowl 50 Loss

    02/08/2016 6:00:16 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 202 replies
    cbs ^ | 2/7/16
    Cam Newton’s dream season ended with a nightmare performance. Fresh off being named the league’s MVP, the Panthers fifth-year quarterback was stymied by an aggressive Denver Broncos defense in his first Super Bowl appearance on Sunday. It didn’t get any better off the field, as Newton also walked out during his postgame interview. “I don’t know what you want me to say, I’m sorry,” a very dejected Newton said, prior to walking off. CBS Sports Radio’s Jim Rome took a shot at Newton following his postgame press conference. “Cam’s presser was weak. If you’re going to celebrate when you win,...
  • Cruz refuses to take legal status off table

    11/30/2015 10:42:15 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 225 replies
    WND ^ | 11/30/2015
    Ted Cruz on Sunday refused to address how he would handle the millions of undocumented immigrants already living in the country, despite hammering Marco Rubio this weekend for previously supporting a path to citizenship. Cruz refused to take off the table his own support of a potential path to legal status despite his cries against "amnesty." "Let's demonstrate we can stop illegal immigration, we can protect our national security interests, we can protect our law enforcement interests," Cruz said after a campaign stop in Newton, Iowa. "Then once that's done, we can have a conversation at that point about whatever...
  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz stumps in Newton (Iowa)

    11/30/2015 2:54:24 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    Newton Daily News ^ | Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 | Jamee A. Pierson
    Sunday event packs Pizza RanchAn overflowing crowd of more than 100 people packed the Pizza Ranch in Newton on Sunday to see Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at a meet and greet. People were packed into the meeting room and dozens more standing at the doorways to hear the candidate speak.The event started with U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert prepping the crowd and talking about his friendship with both Cruz and U.S. Rep. Steve King.“Steve and I both struggled in 2012 to find someone to endorse. We haven’t had to struggle so much this time,” Gohmert said.Cruz kicked off...
  • Join Ted Cruz in Iowa! (November 28 - 30)

    11/23/2015 4:21:22 PM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    Saturday, November 28Creston Retail Stop 2:00 pm Windrow Restaurant 102 West Taylor Creston, IA 50801RSVP HERELamoni Town Hall 6:00 pm Lamoni High School - Commons 301 West Main Street Lamoni, IA 50140RSVP HEREChariton Retail Stop 10:10 pm Casey's General Store 335 N Main St. Chariton, IA 50049RSVP HERESunday, November 29Speak attend/speak at morning service at Christian Life Assembly of God 10:00 am Christian Life Assembly of God 9001 Fleur Dr. Des Moines, IARSVP HERENewton Retail Stop 2:30 pm Pizza Ranch 1500 W 18th St S, Newton, IA 50208RSVP HERETama Retail Stop 4:20 pm Casey's General Store 1207 State St. Tama,...
  • Obama not invited when Rep. Frank marries longtime partner

    05/19/2012 2:18:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/18/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Obama not invited when Rep. Frank marries longtime partnerBy Alicia M. Cohn - 05/18/12 05:04 PM ET Although Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) earlier this month said he is “pleased” with President Obama’s decision to publicly support same-sex marriage, in a new interview the congressman revealed the president will not be on the guest list when Frank marries his longtime partner this summer. “If he and Michelle wanted to come, I would be delighted and honored to have him, but he will bring the Secret Service,” Frank said in an interview that will air Sunday as part of C-SPAN’s “Newsmaker” series....
  • Mathematics: The Beautiful Language of the Universe

    06/06/2015 7:25:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies ^ | Joshua Carroll
    Sir Isaac Newton...came to the realization that the math that had been used thus far to describe physical motion of massive bodies, simply would not suffice... Newton developed the Calculus in which this way of approaching moving bodies, he was able to accurately model the motion of not only Halley’s comet, but also any other heavenly body that moved across the sky. ... Newton recognized that Kepler’s mathematical equation for planetary motion, Kepler’s 3rd Law ( P2=A3 ), was purely based on empirical observation, and was only meant to measure what we observed within our solar system. Newton’s mathematical brilliance...
  • Newton's Telescope and Hubble - Objectivity #16 (VIDEO)

    05/12/2015 7:44:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies ^ | 4-20-2015 | Objectivity
    With the 25th anniversary of The Hubble Space Telescope fast approaching, Brady and Keith look at a priceless artefact - Sir Isaac Newton's very own reflecting telescope.
  • Families sue Newtown school board, town for children’s deaths

    01/13/2015 10:32:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    msnbc ^ | Jan. 13, 2015 | Michele Richinick
    Two families of the 20 first-graders who were killed in the December 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, have filed a lawsuit against the school board and town, alleging inadequate security at the building where the gunman killed their children.
  • In Newtown, mental health problems still emerging

    12/11/2014 5:23:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 7 replies ^ | Dec. 11, 2014 | PAT EATON-ROBB
    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, marital strife, drug and alcohol abuse — two years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the scope of the psychological damage to children, parents and others is becoming clear, and the need for treatment is likely to persist a long time. "Here it is two years later, and it's still hard to deal with. But, God, you didn't want to know me two years ago," said Beth Hegarty, a Sandy Hook mother who happened to be inside the school that day with her three daughters, all of whom survived.
  • Brian Cox visits the world's biggest vacuum chamber - Human Universe:BBC Two

    11/15/2014 6:04:26 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    you tube ^ | 10-24-14 | bbc
    Your physics teacher always told you this was true. You've never seen it until now. A lot of Newtonian physics happens in this hypothetical world where no outside forces act upon an object. But Earth isn't a vacuum, and outside forces are acting on objects all the time! Now, for the first time, you can see proof of what your physics teacher was telling you right in front of your eyes. Brian Cox visits NASA’s Space Power Facility in Ohio to see what happens when a bowling ball and a feather are dropped together under the conditions of outer space.
  • Liam Neeson speaks out in favor of gun control (Hypocrite Alert!)

    09/20/2014 11:41:43 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 104 replies
    Facebook/TakenMovies Liam Neeson, legendary Irish actor and star of such films as Takenand Non-Stop, does not identify with the hardcore, gun-toting action heroes he so often portrays. "I am totally for gun control in the U.S.," Neeson said in an interview with The Independent. "The population of America is roughly 300 million and there are 300 million guns in this country, which is terrifying." Neeson criticized the National Rifle Association's response to the 2012 shooting in Newton, Connecticut, which the actor summarized as, "If that teacher had been armed..." "It's crazy," Neeson said. "I'll give Britain its dues, when they had the Dunblane...
  • Relatives Heartbroken over North Carolina School Counselor's Murder

    08/06/2014 4:39:24 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 53 replies
    Yahoo-ABC News Network ^ | 8/06/2014 | Dan Good and Shahriar Rahmanzadeh
    Relatives of a popular North Carolina school counselor are heartbroken about her murder -- and relieved that a suspect is behind bars. Maggie Daniels, 31, was found dead in her apartment June 28. She was four days away from obtaining her master’s degree. The death remained a mystery for more than a month. Daniels’ relatives hoped that justice would be served. Those hopes were realized Saturday, when Sharman Odom, 34, was arrested and charged with Daniels’ death.
  • Strangled Counselor Fought For Her Life, Police and Evidence Indicate

    08/04/2014 5:57:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 42 replies
    ABCNews ^ | August 4, 2014
    Strangled Counselor Fought For Her Life, Police and Evidence Indicate Aug 4, 2014, ABC NEWS via GOOD MORNING AMERICA PHOTO: Maggie Daniels, 31, was found dead in her North Carolina apartment on June 28, 2014. Maggie Daniels, a popular North Carolina school counselor, apparently fought for her life before she was strangled, Newton Police Chief Donald Brown told ABC News today. Police are also looking at what they believe are "selfie" photos in the suspect's phone that may detail injuries he allegedly suffered as a result of Daniels' efforts to fight him off, an officer told ABC News. Sharmon Odom,...
  • Fossils Unearthed at Silicon Valley Construction Site

    07/07/2014 2:23:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Jul 7, 2014
    Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among more than 500 fossils that have been unearthed at a dam construction site in Silicon Valley, a newspaper reported. Most of the fossils uncovered at the Calaveras Dam replacement project in Fremont, California, are believed to be about 20 million years old, dating to the Miocene Epoch, when the ocean extended as far inland as Bakersfield, California, the San Jose Mercury News reported on Monday. Scallops, clams, barnacles and the teeth of an extinct hippopotamus-like creature called a Desmostylus...
  • Popular Restaurant Chain to Gun-Owning Customers: Don’t Bring Your Firearms in Our Stores

    05/19/2014 6:09:37 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 118 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5-19-14 | Ap
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas.</p> <p>The Denver-based company notes that it has traditionally complied with local laws regarding open and concealed firearms.</p>
  • Disturbing: Adam Lanza PC Contained Info on “Rights of Pedophiles, Movie About Man/Boy..

    01/31/2014 9:17:34 AM PST · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    JWF ^ | 1.31.14
    Well, this will probably be the last you ever hear about Adam Lanza from the mainstream media. The state’s attorney report on the horrific murders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School by shooter Adam Lanza found no “conclusive motive” for his actions but did document unsettling facts about the 20-year-old killer, including computer files he kept on the rights of pedophiles, a movie about man/boy love, instant messages concerning “homosexual fantasies,” numerous mass murder documents, and a computer game entitled “School Shooting.”In “School Shooting,” an amateur computer game, “the player controls a character who enters a school and shoots at...
  • Christmas decorations cause controversy

    12/17/2013 3:29:06 PM PST · by lowbridge · 63 replies ^ | december 17, 2013
    One Christmas display in Newton has pitted neighbor against neighbor. The home glows with holiday cheer in one Newton neighborhood: Santa, snowmen, baby Jesus in a manger. For the Hunter family it's an electric display of the Christmas spirit, but someone sent them a letter saying otherwise. “Not everybody in the neighborhood is Christian and many people do not wish to see such a flagrant display of your beliefs,” said Kelly Hunter, received complaint. The letter was signed only "your neighbors." The person who wrote it complained that the trimmings are tacky.
  • Pistol Permits Jump After Sandy Hook Shooting [Continuing Trend]

    11/13/2013 1:07:53 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 2 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | November 12, 2013 | Dave Altimari
    Pistol permit applications in Newtown skyrocketed in the five months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December, exceeding the entire totals for both 2011 and 2012. The Newtown police department was so inundated with pistol permit applications after the shooting that town officials had to hire a part-time clerk to help process the paperwork. Monte Frank, a board member of the Newtown Action Alliance, a group formed after the Sandy Hook school shooting to press for stronger gun control laws, said that the increase in permit applications in his town did not surprise him. "What we've seen in...
  • Main Street U.S.A.

    02/26/2013 6:06:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | February 26, 2013 | Bill Murchison
    The Devil, You Say! Hardly had the shooting stopped at Sandy Hook Elementary School before the national commentary machine cranked up. Everyone and his dog had something to say: Most of it, as events would show, centered on the compelling need, or lack of it, for gun control. To the Rev. Dr. Bill Dickson, it seemed the time had come for a metaphorically deeper treatment, focused on the seething, slithering abode of evil itself and the inhabitants thereof. "Something shocking is going on in the world," Dr. Dickson, rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, told me...
  • Experts Aren't Deities

    01/22/2013 11:37:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | January 23, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Let's look at experts. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was a mathematician and scientist. Newton has to be the greatest and most influential scientist who has ever lived. He laid the foundation for classical mechanics, and his genius transformed our understanding of science, particularly in the areas of physics, mathematics and astronomy. What's not widely known is that Newton spent most of his waking hours on alchemy; his experiments included trying to turn lead into gold. Though he wrote volumes on alchemy, after his death Britain's Royal Society deemed that they were "not fit to be printed." Lord William Thomson Kelvin...
  • Democrat Ed Rendell: Good Thing About Newtown is That it Was So Horrific

    01/18/2013 3:59:20 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 12 replies via Townhall ^ | 1/11/2013 | Matthew Balan/Katie Pavlich
    If you needed any more evidence to prove the Left is using the Newtown shooting not to find solutions that will lead to safer schools but instead to push for a long-desired gun control agenda, this is it. Former Democratic Governor Ed Rendell said on MSNBC Friday, "The good thing about Newtown is, it was so horrific that I think it galvanized Americans to a point where the intensity on our side is going to match the intensity on their side. "
  • Unattributed Poem to the Fallen and Risen Children of Newton

    12/20/2012 8:23:04 AM PST · by cll · 7 replies
    Facebook? | 12/20/2012
    Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate. their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air. they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there. they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say. they remembered nothing of what had happened that day. "where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.Br> "this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house!" when what to their wondering eyes did appear, but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near. He looked at them...
  • Disgraceful: Obama Invokes Newtown Massacre to Pressure Republicans to Go Along with His Tax Hikes

    12/20/2012 7:55:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/20/2012 | Bryan Preston
    During his press conference today, called to announce his new gun control task force, President Obama invoked the Newtown massacre to apply pressure on congressional Republicans in the fiscal cliff standoff. OBAMA: If this past week has done anything it should give us some perspective. I-I-I-If there’s one thing we should have, after this week, it should be a sense of perspective about what’s important. And I would like to think that members of that caucus would say to themselves “You know what, I disagree with the president on some things. We wish the other guy had won. We’re...
  • Liberals use Newton killings to push gun control agenda

    12/18/2012 3:01:51 PM PST · by Marketfly1 · 13 replies ^ | December 18m 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    In the wake of a tragedy, there is always a call from some politicians to “do something.” Our country is witnessing the same sort of reaction to the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre. Ever since the murder of 27 people on Friday by 20 year old Adam Lanza, liberals across the country have been calling for more gun control. It is despicable that liberals like Michael Moore and New York Senator Chuck Schumer are trying to take political advantage from a true tragedy. Sadly, Democrats such as California Senator Dianne Feinstein have no shame and are already promising to introduce a...
  • Iran Blames ‘Israeli Death Squads’ for Sandy Hook Shooting

    12/18/2012 1:16:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/12/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Iran’s state-run PressTV, which has developed a well-earned reputation for publishing incendiary anti-Israel conspiracy theories, ran a story Tuesday espousing the belief that Israeli "death squads" are to blame for the Sandy Hook shooting. Michael Harris, a one-time Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, cited “Israeli revenge” in, what he called, “the terrorist attack in Connecticut.” Harris, who came in third place in the 2006 Republican primary, which Len Munsil won before falling to Democrat Janet Napolitano, is now the Phoenix-based financial editor of Veterans Today, a conspiracy-minded “military and foreign affairs journal” whose editorial board includes former Pakistani and...
  • THE ONLY HOPE (Sarah Palin on the Newtown, Connecticut shootings)

    12/17/2012 2:33:24 AM PST · by Bratch · 59 replies
    Facebook ^ | 12-17-2012 | Sarah Palin
    Unspeakable evil slammed America in the beautiful little town of Newtown, Connecticut, just days ago. No words can express the collective shock and sorrow shared by Americans who know the murder of innocent children is the most horrendous crime imaginable. The Connecticut state motto, “Qui transtulit sustinet,” promises that only God can sustain us. Though still insufficient and unfulfilling for the grieving families of these beautiful babies in the Lord's arms now, perhaps those words are all the inconsolable loved ones can hold on to at this time. May God show His sustaining love to them right now. Please Lord....
  • Madness, Deinstitutionalization & Murder

    12/16/2012 2:07:20 PM PST · by absalom01 · 42 replies
    The Federalist Society ^ | March 2012 | Clayton Cramer
    For those of us who came of age in the 1970s, one of the most shocking aspects of the last three decades was the rise of mass public shootings: people who went into public places and murdered complete strangers. Such crimes had taken place before, such as the Texas Tower murders by Charles Whitman in 1966,1 but their rarity meant that they were shocking. Something changed in the 1980s: these senseless mass murders started to happen with increasing frequency. People were shocked when James Huberty killed twenty-one strangers in a McDonald’s in San Ysidro, California in 1984, and Patrick Purdy...
  • The unbearable lightness of the Second Amendment [Mega-barf Alert!]

    12/16/2012 6:03:03 AM PST · by jjotto · 28 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | December 16, 2012 | Boaz Bismuth
    It is uncommon to see an American president and an entire nation weep. It is also rare to hear about 20 precious children (and six adults) being gunned down at a school for no reason. But in America, horrific and senseless mass killings are not unusual and Americans cannot understand why they happen. Every so often (Columbine High School, Virginia Tech and the Colorado movie theater), a mass killing causes us to once again write about the unbearable ease at which lives were taken. There have been 31 school shootings in America since the Columbine massacre in 1999. Why? That...
  • Blame Evil, Not Guns, For Newtown Massacre

    12/15/2012 9:33:02 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 12 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 15, 2012 | JP
    A letter to the editor today in the editorial pages of my local newspaper caught my attention. The writer lamented yesterday’s slaughter of 27 innocents in Newtown, Connecticut – as we all do. Then he identified the culprit – guns. We’ve never heard of a “mass-knifing” claiming so many victims, he pointed out. His implication was that, if we scrap the Second Amendment, there will be no more funerals for victims of mass murder. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Timothy McVeigh did not use a gun in 1995 when he killed 168 people, including 10 children,...
  • Liberals are responsible for this tragedy

    12/15/2012 6:33:39 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 100 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/15/12 | Judson Phillips
    In light of a tragedy like the shooting at Newton yesterday, the immediate reaction of conservatives is to mourn and offer our sympathies and prayers for the victims. The immediate reaction of liberals is to politicize the issue. When we are engaged in a war for our freedom, we cannot allow the left simply dominate the narrative while we act as decent human beings. There is one simple truth here. Guns were not responsible for what happened yesterday. Liberals were. How? The school at Newton like schools everywhere was declared “gun free” zones. Why don’t we just put up a...
  • Sir Issac Newton Explains Income Inequality

    12/08/2012 7:45:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | December 8, 2012 | Political Calculations
    The planet Neptune has never been seen by anyone looking at the night sky through just their own eyes. So distant is it from the sun that the light it reflects toward the Earth is so faint that the planet is effectively invisible in the darkness of night. And yet, the outermost large planet of our solar system was discovered by astronomers who knew exactly where to look.... Following William Herschel's discovery of Uranus in 1781, the world's astronomers went to work to observe and describe the seventh planet of the solar system, taking detailed measurements of its trajectory in...
  • Panthers' Newton: Criticism not related to race

    10/25/2012 7:24:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 24, 2012 | Dan Pompei
    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton came into 2012 facing enormous expectations after his offensive rookie of the year performance last season, and he hasn't lived up to his billing. Nor have the Panthers, who after improving from 2-14 in 2010 to 6-10 in Newton's first season were looking to take the next step. Instead, they're off to a 1-5 start heading into their game against the Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field. As a result, he has faced a fair share of criticism for his play and for his demeanor. His reaction? "I just keep living life," Newton told Chicago reporters...
  • Cops deflate parachuters' plans for tower leap

    06/12/2012 3:25:45 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/12/12 | O"Ryan Johnson
    Two New Hampshire men determined to make parachute jumps off a Newton communications tower hundreds of feet high were nabbed by cops before they could take the dangerous plunge over the weekend. Tighe Crumb, 31, of Salem, N.H., and Thomas Becker, 28, of Derry, N.H., were charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace and wanton destruction of property after police spotted them climbing up the tower at about 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, police said. Both men had parachutes and helmets on. Crumb also had a video camera on his helmet, police said. Reached at home yesterday, Crumb acknowledged the pair were...
  • Two arrested at Newton tower where worker fell to his death last fall

    06/11/2012 2:33:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    universal hub ^ | 6/11/12 | adamg
    Newton (MA) police and firefighters teamed up tonight to arrest two men who may have been trying to climb a 1,000-foot radio tower on Chestnut Street in Newton. Ted Pendergast reports rescue crews arrived shortly before 9:30 p.m. Firefighters got the two men to the ground around 9:40 p.m. Boston Radio Watch reports it's the same tower from which a worker fell some 1,000 feet last October. It houses the main transmitters for SportsHub 98.5 and Jamn 94.5, as well as backup transmitters for a number of other local stations.
  • Schoolboy cracks age-old maths problem

    05/26/2012 3:07:20 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 76 replies
    The ^ | Published: 23 May 12 07:03 CET | The
    A 16-year-old schoolboy has solved a mathematical problem which has stumped mathematicians for centuries, a newspaper report said. The boy put the historical breakthrough down to “schoolboy naivety.” Shouryya Ray, who moved to Germany from India with his family at the age of 12, has baffled scientists and mathematicians by solving two fundamental particle dynamics problems posed by Sir Isaac Newton over 350 years ago, Die Welt newspaper reported on Monday. Ray’s solutions make it possible to now calculate not only the flight path of a ball, but also predict how it will hit and bounce off a wall. Previously...
  • Israeli library uploads Newton's theological texts

    02/16/2012 8:27:00 AM PST · by fishtank · 22 replies ^ | 2-15-2012 | ARON HELLER
    Israeli library uploads Newton's theological texts February 15, 2012 By ARON HELLER , Associated Press Israeli library uploads Newton's theological texts (AP) Israel's national library, an unlikely owner of a vast trove of Newton's writings, has digitized his theological collection, and put it online. More at the link...
  • PRUDEN: The amazing grace of Christmas morn

    12/24/2011 1:41:21 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 23,2011 | Wes Pruden
    The authentic story of the redeeming power of the Christmas message is nowhere more vividly illustrated than in the incredible life of an English slaver named John Newton. He was born 300 years ago into a seafaring family in Liverpool. His mother was a godly woman whose faith gave her life meaning. She died when John was 7, and he recalled as the sweetest remembrance of childhood the soft and tender voice of his mother at prayer
  • School asks kids to leave "celebratory" clothing at home

    12/21/2011 5:43:30 AM PST · by massmike · 25 replies ^ | 12/21/2011 | n/a
    Newton schools are asking parents to have their kids leave so-called "celebratory" clothing at home. They’re talking about accessories or clothes given out at a birthday parties or other celebrations that kids then wear to class on Monday. School officials say this is becoming a trend at Oak Hill and other Newton middle schools. They say it leads to other kids feeling excluded and reminded they were not included in the festivities.
  • Worker Killed in 1000 Foot Fall From Newton Tower

    10/12/2011 10:57:14 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 40 replies | 10 October 2011 | CBS Boston
    NEWTON (CBS) – A worker fell 1,000 feet to his death from a tower in Newton on Wednesday. A veteran crew of three men, working for Ultimate Tower Service, was doing routine maintenance work on the tower when one of the men fell. “The wind, you know, can be a factor, but today’s a pretty calm day, so the whole thing seems very bizarre and tragic,” said Brenda Loew, a neighbor. Sources told WBZ-TV that the surviving workers were almost too upset to talk to investigators. WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager reports. Workers routinely wear safety harnesses to attach themselves to the...
  • Newton’s Laws of Motion Apply To Propaganda; or How Obama Rose To Power

    02/04/2011 9:33:41 AM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-04-11 | Skookum
    Newton's First Law Of Motion:An object in motion will remain in a state of motion unless eternal forces are applied. Reflective of Galileo's writings on inertia, this First Law is often called the "Law of Inertia." In propaganda we have a mass known as O or Obama. Without external forces, O tends to wander pointlessly without a point of view, but O has the impetus of an ideology, the ideology of Socialism, but without other external forces O and his Socialism wanders aimlessly in the universe in a type of 'Listless Inertia' peculiar to the intellectually lazy. Thus the...
  • Cash sought for Cam Newton

    11/05/2010 7:12:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 5, 2010 | Pat Forde, Chris Low and Mark Schlabach
    During the height of star quarterback Cam Newton's recruitment out of junior college last year, a man who said he represented Newton allegedly was soliciting a six-figure payment to secure his signature on a national letter of intent, has learned. Former Mississippi State quarterback John Bond told a teammate of Bond's at Mississippi State in the early 1980s contacted him soon after Newton's official visit to Mississippi State during the Ole Miss game in December, and said he was representing Newton. "He said it would take some cash to get Cam," Bond said. "I called our athletic director,...
  • In Evil Long I Took Delight...

    In Evil long I took delight, Unawed by shame or fear. Till a new object struck my sight, and stopp’d my wild career: I saw one hanging on a tree By agonies and blood, Who fixed His languid eyes on me, as near His cross I stood. Sure never till my latest breath, Can I forget that look: It seemed to charge me with His death, Though not a Word I spoke: My conscience felt and own’d the guilt and plunged me in despair: I saw my sins,His blood had spilt, and helped to nail Him there Alas I knew...
  • In Evil long I took Delight

    In Evil long I took delight, Unawed by shame or fear. Till a new object struck my sight, and stopp’d my wild career: I saw one hanging on a tree By agonies and blood, Who fixed His languid eyes on me, as near His cross I stood. Sure never till my latest breath, Can I forget that look: It seemed to charge me with His death, Though not a Word I spoke: My conscience felt and own’d the guilt and plunged me in despair: I saw my sins,His blood had spilt, and helped to nail Him there Alas I knew...
  • Stephen Hawking Takes on Isaac Newton; Christians Respond

    09/06/2010 2:45:06 PM PDT · by wmfights · 72 replies · 2+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | September 5, 2010 | Eric Young
    Newton, who left enduring legacies in mathematics and the natural sciences, had centuries ago warned against using the law of gravity - which he discovered - to view the universe as a mere machine, like a great clock. “Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion. God governs all things and knows all that is or can be done,” the 17th century scientist and non-Trinitarian Anglican stated. “This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent Being,” he added....
  • Ripping Apart Einstein

    03/07/2010 2:11:48 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 83 replies · 468+ views
    FQXI ^ | 3/7/10 | Bob Swarup
    Cutting the threads of the spacetime fabric and reinstating the aether could lead to a theory of quantum gravity.If there’s one thing Einstein taught us, it’s that time is relative. But physicist Petr Hořava is challenging this notion and tearing through the fabric of spacetime in his quest for a theory of quantum gravity. His work may also resurrect another entity that Einstein had seemingly buried—the aether. Physicists have spent decades searching for a way to reconcile the seemingly incongruous twin foundations of modern physics: quantum theory, which deals with the infinitesimally small, and Einstein’s theory of gravity, general relativity,...
  • U.K. Counterterrorism Police Arrest Five Men

    11/16/2009 7:22:05 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 866+ views
    RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty ^ | November 16, 2009
    LONDON (Reuters) -- Counterterrorism detectives said they had arrested five men in early morning raids today in northwest England. They were being held on suspicion of committing terrorism offenses including inciting an act of terrorism overseas. Police said the suspects, aged 21, 26, 27, 52, and 62, were detained after swoops at homes in Manchester and Bolton, and at a hotel near London's Heathrow Airport. The properties were now being searched.