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  • New Shape-Shifting Polymer Holds 1,000 Times Its Own Mass - Watch Out Plastic Man!

    02/11/2016 8:22:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Tech Times ^ | February 11, 10:24 PM | James Maynard,
    One challenge facing researchers was learning how to control crystallization of the polymer. As similar shape-shifting materials are stretched or cooled, atomic strands of polymer molecules re-align, driving the object to stay in the "temporary" alignment. This process makes it more and more difficult to bring the object back to its "relaxed," original form. Individual "linkers" were used to connect the molecules, reducing the effects of crystallization in the new polymer. By carefully controlling the placement of the linking chains, researchers were able to precisely direct the turning point of the material. When the new polymer is removed from the...
  • BA tells ‘Captain Kirk’ Salmond exactly where he can boldly go

    10/04/2015 9:22:19 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/3/2015 | Glen Owen
    As leader of the SNP, Alex Salmond tried to boldly go where none of his predecessors had gone before and win independence for Scotland. But the former First Minister overreached himself when he booked on to a British Airways flight as Star Trek’s James T. Kirk, captain of the starship Enterprise. Mr Salmond faced embarrassment when BA flatly refused to let him on the plane at Heathrow because the name on his ticket – belonging to the character played by William Shatner in the seminal science-fiction series – didn’t match that in his passport. Only a series of frantic calls...
  • How Stuff Works on AHCH TV- Aluminum (Transparent)

    06/19/2014 3:53:09 AM PDT · by mabarker1 · 45 replies
    Surmet Corporation ^ | 2011 | Surmet Corporation
    ALON® is an amazing new advanced ceramic that is based on a composition of aluminum oxy nitride with a cubic spinel crystal structure. It is hard, durable, and transparent in the near ultra violet, visible and near infrared wavelength of light. ALON® is synthesized and manufactured in tonnage commercial quantities by Surmet Corporation, the global leader in transparent optical ceramics technologies. Surmet is vertically integrated and synthesizes tonnage quantities of high purity ALON® powder for its own use. Surmet is a supplier of ALON® optical windows, domes, plates, rods and tubes for advanced applications. Fabricated ALON® products combine superior mechanical...
  • Star Treks Scotty was one of the thousands of brave men to fight on this day 70 years ago. (trivia)

    06/06/2014 1:01:59 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 34 replies
    History ^ | 6/6/2014 |
    At the beginning of the Second World War, Doohan joined the Royal Canadian Artillery. He was commissioned a lieutenant in the 13th Field Artillery Regiment of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. Doohan went to England in 1940 for training. His first combat was the invasion of Normandy at Juno Beach on D-Day. Shooting two snipers, Doohan led his men to higher ground through a field of anti-tank mines, where they took defensive positions for the night. Crossing between command posts at 11:30 that night, Doohan was hit by six rounds fired from a Bren gun by a nervous Canadian...
  • American Idol winner Scotty McCreery victim in Raleigh home invasion robbery

    05/06/2014 7:10:18 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 9 replies
    WTVD-TV/DT, Raleigh, NC ^ | 5/5/2014 | WTVD
    RALEIGH (WTVD) -- American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and some friends were the victims of a home invasion style robbery in the 2100 block of Raleigh's Wolf Tech Lane just before 2 a.m. Monday. The area is an apartment complex near the N.C. State campus and McCreery is a student at the university. Click here for Google map of the area. According to Raleigh police, three armed people came into the home and took wallets, cash, and electronic items before fleeing.
  • Will the Real Scott Please Stand Up?

    06/02/2008 10:58:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 231+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 2, 2008 | Trent D. Duffy
    Since you're not answering my e-mails anymore, I'm writing to pose a few questions that haven't been asked on your truth, honesty and candor tour: · Was it the truth or a lie when you told me, during a series of personal discussions in your West Wing office in late 2005 and early 2006 (at the apex of what you now call your period of "disillusionment" and "dismay"), that you were happy in your job and proud to serve President Bush and that you had no intention of leaving soon? What about in April 2006, when rumors swirled about a...
  • Scott McClellan Originally Wanted to Attack Media, Defend Bush

    06/02/2008 8:07:42 AM PDT · by · 47 replies · 178+ views ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Although today his book is being touted by left-wing reporters and pundits, his initial plans for the project show former White House press secretary Scott McClellan intended to take a much different approach, one that was more sympathetic to President Bush but also quite hard on the "liberal elites" of the Washington press corps and their "hostility" toward the administration. Reading through McClellan's original book proposal, obtained by, it is clear that before his editor Peter Osnos took the book on a sharp leftward turn, McClellan wanted to turn the tables on foes in the press gallery including far-left...
  • McClellan on Plame (This has to hurt!)

    06/01/2008 11:25:11 PM PDT · by dalight · 91 replies · 1,457+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 2, 2008 | Robert Novak
    <p>A partisan Democratic mantra began earlier in the book. McClellan writes George H.W. Bush's 1988 campaign "acquiesced to certain advisers, including Roger Ailes and the late Lee Atwater," who opposed Bush's "civility and decency." (McClellan, then 20 years old, played no part in that campaign.) McClellan contends that thanks to Rove in 2002, "the first cracks appeared in the facade of bipartisan comity."</p>
  • Soros Publisher 'Shaped' McClellan's Hit Job: Other publishers don't recognize it as the same book

    05/31/2008 3:27:15 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 20 replies · 212+ views ^ | 5/31/08 | William Tate
    An examination of published reports reveals that Scott McClellan's kiss-and-smell betrayal of George W. Bush is a far cry from the book McClellan started out to write and was shaped into an offensive tome by a publisher with close ties to George Soros. To understand how McClellan's literary knife-in-the-back evolved, one has to know something about the book industry. Unlike fiction, a non-fiction book usually hasn't been written before it's sold to a publisher. The author normally puts together an outline and/or synopsis detailing what the book will be about and how it will be structured, and writes 1-3 sample...
  • McClellen's Revenge ()

    05/31/2008 3:27:58 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 33 replies · 197+ views ^ | 5/31/08 | Robert D. Novak
    Republican insiders see the bitter criticism in Scott McClellan's memoir, "What Happened," as a payback for his abrupt firing as White House press secretary in the spring of 2006. Continues... =============================================================== Scott McClellan stars in Ghost Writer With Scott McClellan's new book, left-wingers are now absolutely sure Obama will trounce Bush this November! No third term! The little darlings haven't figured out yet that Bush isn't on the ballot this time, so they're frantically putting out movies like "Recount," "Redacted," "Rendition," "Stop-loss," and publishing fiction like McClellan's book, which all liberals with advance copies are excitedly having someone literate read...
  • The Network Behind the Bush-bashing Book

    05/30/2008 1:59:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 41 replies · 460+ views ^ | May 30, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    Publisher Peter Osnos, who admits to personally working with former Bush White House press secretary Scott McClellan on his new book, What Happened, began his career as an assistant to I.F. Stone, the pro-communist "journalist" named as a Soviet agent of influence who was the uncle of Weather Underground communist terrorist Kathy Boudin. But the connections don't end there. Boudin's son Chesa was raised by Barack Obama associates Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who were Boudin's comrades in the communist terrorist group, after Kathy Boudin went to prison for her involvement in an armed robbery and assault that took the...
  • McGillion up for 'Star Trek' role

    10/03/2007 7:01:34 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 18 replies · 487+ views ^ | 10/01/2007 | David Read
    Word has trickled down the pipe that Paul McGillion ("Dr. Carson Beckett") recently auditioned for the role of Montgomery Scott in the eleventh "Star Trek" motion picture. From the mouth of Paul himself, GateWorld is pleased to confirm that this is so! "I can't tell you a whole lot," McGillion said, "but I can confirm that I did indeed audition for the role of Scotty in the new 'Star Trek' movie. It was obviously thrilling to be able to go in and read for that character, seeing as I grow up watching Star Trek with my family."
  • Auction Passes Up Traficant's Art (Beam Me Up!)

    05/23/2007 3:19:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies · 1,377+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | Wednesday, May 23, 2007 | Sabrina Eaton
    Auction passes up Traficant's art Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Sabrina Eaton Plain Dealer Bureau Washington -- A kitschy pair of acrylic paintings by prison Picasso Jim Traficant got the brushoff at a public television charity auction when their donor, a juror in Traficant's case who now regrets the guilty verdict, asked auctioneers to broadcast a statement that called the former congressman a "political prisoner." The former juror, Leo Glaser of Independence, said he was "disappointed" that WVIZ Channel 25 withheld the paintings and said they would have attracted enthusiastic bidding. "PBS is getting taxpayer money, so I understand their reasoning...
  • James 'Scotty' Doohan's Ashes Found in New Mexico Mountains

    05/19/2007 12:36:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies · 1,437+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2007 | Leonard David
    The payload container carrying experiments and the cremated ashes of some 200 dearly departed people — a cargo that includes remains of the beloved "Scotty" of "Star Trek" fame — has been recovered in the New Mexico mountains. "It has been found. It is in good shape," Eric Knight, co-founder of the rocket firm, UP Aerospace, that launched the cargo, told Friday. That payload section of UP Aerospace's second SpaceLoft XL rocket landed in rough mountainous terrain in the White Sands Missile Range after blasting off April 28th from New Mexico's Spaceport America. The suborbital rocket shot the payload...
  • Star Trek Scotty's ashes go missing [But Captain... I dun-no if she can take it!]

    05/11/2007 6:27:13 AM PDT · by bedolido · 56 replies · 643+ views ^ | 5-11-2007 | Staff Writer
    Beaming him up was the easy part - the problem was transporting him back to Earth. A search team continues to look for a rocket carrying ashes of the actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on Star Trek, almost two weeks after it hurtled to the edge of space from New Mexico. Remains of the Canadian-born actor, who died two years ago at the age of 85, blasted off from a remote launch site on April 29 carrying a payload that included the ashes of astronaut Gordon Cooper and several experiments. A spokeswoman for Houston-based Space Services Inc, which organised...
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty

    04/28/2007 3:54:50 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 34 replies · 707+ views
    ABC News ^ | 28 April 2007 | WENDY BRUNDIGE
    James Doohan's Final Tribute in Space Nearly two years after his death, the man who made "beam me up" a household phrase has finally been beamed up himself. James Doohan, famous for his role as Scotty on "Star Trek," is one of about two hundred people whose ashes blasted off from New Mexico's Spaceport America on Saturday. "This is the best final tribute for someone like James Doohan," said Charles Chafer, owner of Space Services Inc., the company behind the launch. "Really, it was James's wish to join his buddy Gene [Roddenberry] in space."
  • Ashes of Star Trek's Scotty fly to space

    04/28/2007 2:01:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 264+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/28/07 | AP
    UPHAM, N.M. - The cremated remains of actor James Doohan, who portrayed engineer "Scotty" on "Star Trek," and of Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper soared into suborbital space Saturday aboard a rocket. It was the first successful launch from Spaceport America, a commercial spaceport being developed in the southern New Mexico desert. Suzan Cooper and Wende Doohan fired the rocket carrying small amounts of their husbands' ashes, and those of about 200 others, at 8:56 a.m. local time. "Go baby, go baby," said Eric Knight of the commercial launch company, UP Aerospace Inc. of Farmington, Conn. Since it was a suborbital...
  • Scotty’s ashes beamed up on the Branson Enterprise

    04/26/2007 6:00:46 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 13 replies · 242+ views
    Times Online ^ | 04/27/07
    The rocket, only 20ft long and 10in wide, looked more like a big firework than a giant step for mankind. But, if all goes well tomorrow, its launch will be the first successful mission from the world’s all-commercial spaceport. On board, as part of its 110lb (50kg) payload, will be a few grams of cremated remains from James Doohan, the actor who played Scotty in Star Trek. He had always wanted to experience a real trip into space, and when he died a couple of years ago he left money in his will for this purpose. As the chief engineer...
  • Ashes of Star Trek's 'Scotty' Primed for Space Launch

    04/03/2007 7:53:04 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 14 replies · 374+ views ^ | 04/02/07 | Tariq Malik
    The ashes of Star Trek’s Scotty and one of NASA’s first astronauts are once more bound for the final frontier, this time aboard a privately-built rocket to launch from New Mexico this month. Portions of the cremated remains of actor James Doohan, the plucky engineer of television's Starship Enterprise, and Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper are set for an April 28 launch aboard a SpaceLoft XL rocket built by the private firm UP Aerospace. The space shot – dubbed SL-2 – will lift off from Spaceport America, a state-funded launch site near Upham, New Mexico and about 45 miles (72 kilometers)...
  • Doohan Memorial Spaceflight Set for April 27-28 (Scotty from Star Trek)

    03/29/2007 12:19:15 AM PDT · by quietolong · 4 replies · 194+ views ^ | 03.28.2007 |
    Doohan Memorial Spaceflight Set for April 27-28 The first rocket launch which will memorialize James Doohan by taking a portion of his cremated remains into space has been set for Saturday, April 28, in New Mexico, with a public memorial planned for the day prior. The memorial service will be held at the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo on Friday, April 27. The Saturday launch will take place at New Mexico's new "Spaceport America" location adjacent to the White Sands Missile Range. A specific time of day has not yet been set for either event. Both the...
  • Scotty to be ‘beamed up’ in October

    07/27/2006 5:26:31 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 4 replies · 264+ views ^ | 07/26/06
    NEW YORK - Beam me up, indeed! James Doohan, who played chief engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the original “Star Trek” TV series and several movies, will have a few grams of his ashes blasted 70 miles into space this fall from southern New Mexico. Houston-based Space Services Inc. plans to have the ashes of 100 others aboard the Oct. 21 “memorial spaceflight” — among them, Gordon Cooper, one of the original seven Mercury astronauts.
  • Scotty to be ‘beamed up’ in October

    07/24/2006 6:01:50 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 11 replies · 362+ views ^ | 07/24/06
    NEW YORK - The remains of actor James Doohan, who played the starship Enterprise’s chief engineer ”Scotty” on “Star Trek,” will be blasted into space in October, the company organizing the flight said Monday. The actor who inspired the catchphrase “Beam me up, Scotty” — even though it was never actually uttered on the show — died a year ago at the age of 85. On the program, when Capt. James Kirk ventured off the spaceship Enterprise and faced peril, he would demand Scotty “beam” him back up to the safety of the ship.
  • It cannae take me, captain ("Scotty's" final flight delayed - more engine tests)

    11/16/2005 11:07:54 PM PST · by Stoat · 8 replies · 504+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | November 16, 2005 | Emily Smith
    It cannae take me, captain That's life, Jim ... Doohan as Scotty     By EMILY SMITH US Editor THE ashes of Star Trek’s Scotty will not be boldy going into space next month — after his rocket was grounded with engine problems. A technical glitch hit the Falcon One craft that was intended to take actor James Doohan’s remains to the final frontier on December 6.Now the launch to bid farewell to Canadian actor Doohan — who played engineer Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott in the hit TV show — has been delayed until February.Charles Chafer of Space Services Inc said:...
  • Military: New Aluminum Windows Stop .50-Caliber Bullet

    10/19/2005 8:34:32 PM PDT · by Termite_Commander · 58 replies · 2,440+ views ^ | October 18th, 2005
    A new type of transparent armor made of aluminum could one day replace glass in military vehicles. The product is called aluminum oxynitride. It is being tested by the Army and the University of Dayton Research Institute in Ohio. The material is a ceramic compound with a high compressive strength and durability, according to an Army statement issued this week. It performs better than the multilayered glass products currently in use, and its about half the weight. It is virtually scratch-resistant. "The substance itself is light-years ahead of glass," said 1st Lt. Joseph La Monica, who heads the research. Glass...
  • Space date set for Scotty's ashes

    10/15/2005 10:08:03 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 23 replies · 628+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/15/05
    Saturday, 15 October 2005, 08:48 GMT 09:48 UK Space date set for Scotty's ashes Star Trek actor James Doohan, who played Scotty in the series, will have his final wish granted when his ashes are sent into space on 6 December. Doohan died of Alzheimer's disease and pneumonia in July, aged 85. His ashes will be accompanied by thousands of tributes from fans of the sci-fi show. "James spent so much time with fans and many want to come to his space blast," a Space Services Inc spokeswoman said. The firm will fire the ashes into orbit from a California...
  • Scots bicker over birthplace of 'Scotty

    08/03/2005 3:29:22 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 15 replies · 753+ views
    Webindia123 ^ | today | some guy
    Star Trek geekdom is spiraling out of control in Scotland where four towns are warring over the birthplace of the fictional Enterprise engineer, Scotty. The row erupted after the recent death of actor James Doohan (don't tell the Scots, but he was Canadian) who portrayed Montgomery Scott in the U.S. TV cult classic. Aberdeen, Linlithgow, Elgin and Edinburgh all claim to be Scotty's birthplace -- regardless of the fact Scotty's true birthplace was the head of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, the Edinburgh Scotsman reported. Nonetheless, city officials and Trekkies in all four towns have proof backing up their claims...
  • James ‘Scotty’ Doohan dies at age 85

    07/20/2005 8:50:53 AM PDT · by Borges · 101 replies · 2,566+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/20/05
    LOS ANGELES (CP) -- The publicist for James Doohan says the actor who played Scotty on Star Trek has died at his home in Washington state. More to come...
  • LIVETHREAD: Coast to Coast AM 7/20 Star Trek and Nuclear Terrorism Steve Quayle / Shane Conner

    07/20/2005 8:23:32 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 49 replies · 1,159+ views
    James Doohan, best known for playing the engineer "Scotty" on the original Star Trek series, passed away today at the age of 85. Reportedly, Doohan has requested that his ashes be sent into space. Captain Kirk's classic order, "Beam me up, Scotty" will live on in the pop culture lexicon. First Hour: Star Trek consultant Richard Arnold will discuss the series and the death of James Doohan who played "Scotty." Second-Fourth Hours: Experts on terrorism and nuclear weaponry, author Steve Quayle and Shane Conner of KI4U, Inc. will be discussing the reality of nuclear terrorism and how we can...
  • James Doohan's (Scotty) World War II Service (Rest in Peace)

    07/20/2005 11:49:26 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 70 replies · 5,845+ views
    Internet | n/a | n/a
    From James Doohan At the outbreak of World War II, aged 19, he joined the Royal Canadian Artillery, and was eventually commissioned as a lieutenant. His first combat assignment was the invasion of Normandy at Juno Beach on D-Day. Shooting two snipers along the way, Doohan's unit made its way to higher ground and took defensive positions. At 11:30 that night, he was machine-gunned, taking six hits: four in his leg, one in the chest, and one through his middle right finger. The chest bullet was stopped by his silver cigarette case; he would later generally hide the amputated finger...
  • "Scotty" beams up for the last time: James Doohan dies (Vanity)

    07/20/2005 8:49:38 AM PDT · by Former Dodger · 89 replies · 2,064+ views
    July 20, 2005 | Former Dodger
    This just in on Fox News Channel: James Doohn, "Scotty" of Star Trek, has passed away due to pneumonia and complications from Alzheimer's Disease. James Montgomery Doohan (born March 3, 1920, died July 20, 2005) was a Canadian actor and linguist best known for his portrayal of Scotty in the television and movie series Star Trek.Doohan was born in Vancouver, British Columbia; his family later moved to Sarnia, Ontario where he attended high school at "SCITS," Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Technical School and excelled in math and science.During World War II, he participated in the invasion of Juno Beach on...
  • James Doohan, 'Trek's' Scotty, has Alzheimer's

    07/07/2004 7:06:33 AM PDT · by mgc1122 · 35 replies · 1,921+ views
    CNN ^ | 07/07/2004 | Associated Press
    James M. Doohan, the actor who played Scotty on the '60s "Star Trek" TV series, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, his agent confirmed Tuesday. Doohan, 84, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's "within the last couple months," agent Steven Stevens told The Associated Press. He said Doohan is in the beginning stages of the disease, a progressive neurological disorder that afflicted former President Ronald Reagan, who died June 5. Doohan, who lives in the Seattle suburb of Redmond, also has suffered for some time with Parkinson's disease, diabetes and fibrosis, the latter due to chemical exposure during World War II when...
  • Star Trek's `Scotty' Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease

    07/07/2004 12:18:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies · 986+ views
    WFMY ^ | 7/6/2004 8:00:31 PM | Jim Reed
    Actor James Doohan -- who played Scotty on the 60's "Star Trek" TV series, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Doohan's agent says the 84-year-old was diagnosed with Alzheimer's "within the last couple months." Agent Steven Stevens tells the The Associated Press that Doohan is in the beginning stages of the progressive neurological disorder. Doohan also has suffered for some time with Parkinson's disease, diabetes and fibrosis due to chemical exposure during World War Two and the D-Day invasion in France. Doohan lives in in Redmond, Washington, a suburb northeast of Seattle.
  • DFU SONG: Abraham, Martin, and John (Scotty, Mel Reynolds, Michael - and a surprise)

    11/24/2003 8:27:41 PM PST · by doug from upland · 2 replies · 461+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 11-2003 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - ABRAHAM, MARTIN, AND JOHN Has anybody here seen the pervert, Scotty...has he been at Burger King He chased those little girls...he's a stalker on the internet He hoped they would watch him do his thing Has anybody here seen the perv, Mel Reynolds...he had hit the Lotto big He'd have two underage babes...he would be in ecstasy Instead, he went to jail...what a pig Has anybody here seen the pervert, Michael...have you been to Neverland This time he will face charges...and cannot buy his way out Justice, so long delayed, is at hand What should be done...
  • Rep [Traficant] was a target, friend decides

    07/21/2002 5:17:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies · 620+ views
    The Vindicator, Youngstown OH ^ | 7-21-02 | David Skolnick
    YOUNGSTOWN — U.S. Rep. Steven C. LaTourette, a close friend of U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant's and a member of the House ethics committee that recommended Traficant's expulsion from Congress, said his pal was targeted by the federal government.But Traficant, a Poland Democrat, would have had nothing to fear about that if he didn't do anything wrong, LaTourette said."My observation is at the end of the day, I don't have any doubts that Jim Traficant was targeted and that they were going to get him," LaTourette said."But I also was convinced by clear and convincing evidence that he provided them...