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  • Angkor Wat Yields Astounding Buried Towers & Spiral Structure

    12/10/2015 8:43:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Live Science ^ | 12/9/2015 | Owen Jarus,
    The massive structure - almost a mile long - contains a spiral design, with several rectangular spirals that form a giant structure, archaeologists say. "This structure, which has dimensions of more than 1,500 m × 600 m (about 1 mile by 1,970 feet) is the most striking discovery associated with Angkor Wat to date. Its function remains unknown and, as yet, it has no known equivalent in the Angkorian world," Roland Fletcher, a University of Sydney professor, said in a statement put out by the university. Today, the spiral structure is hard to make out on the ground, having been...
  • An Algorithm Set To Revolutionize 3-D Protein Structure Discovery

    04/26/2015 7:57:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | April 23, 2015
    One of the great challenges in molecular biology is to determine the three-dimensional structure of large biomolecules such as proteins. But this is a famously difficult and time-consuming task. The standard technique is x-ray crystallography, which involves analyzing the x-ray diffraction pattern from a crystal of the molecule under investigation. That works well for molecules that form crystals easily. But many proteins, perhaps most, do not form crystals easily. And even when they do, they often take on unnatural configurations that do not resemble their natural shape. So finding another reliable way of determining the 3-D structure of large biomolecules...
  • The structural flaws ruining America

    03/18/2014 7:15:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/18/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    When I hear the phrase “structural problems” coming out of the mouths of elected officials, candidates or political pundits, I immediately assume that I’m about to get another lecture on America’s crumbling infrastructure. (And make no mistake, there are more than a few bridges and roadways that need some work. Pennsylvanians don’t say that their state bird is the traffic cone for nothing.) But this weekend, our colleague John Hawkins has knocked together one of his big five lists on a similar sounding topic with, The 5 Structural Problems That Are Destroying America.We’re not talking about interstates in need of...
  • Illegal Arab Jerusalem Structure Razed

    02/09/2012 1:22:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/12 | Gil Ronen
    Police tore down Thursday a structure illegally built by Arabs near the northward bound Begin Route in northern Jerusalem, near Atarot Junction. The structure was built by several lawbreakers who fenced off a large plot of land without permission. The structure was located near the village of Beit Hanina, inside the area defined as Area C, under the responsibility of the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria. Strangely, the Israel Electric Company agreed to connect the illegal structure to its power supply. The demolition is an achievement credited to Regavim, an NGO watchdog group for Jewish national property rights.
  • Guidelines on the Organizational Structure of Communist Parties, on the Methods and Content

    06/21/2011 10:04:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies ^ | 6/21/11 | staff
    Third Congress of the Comintern 1921 Guidelines on the Organizational Structure of Communist Parties, on the Methods and Content of their Work Adopted at the 24th Session of the Third Congress of the Communist International, 12 July 1921 I. GENERAL 1. The organization of the party must be adapted to the conditions and purpose of its activity. The Communist Party should be the vanguard, the front-line troops of the proletariat, leading in all phases of its revolutionary class struggle and the subsequent transitional period toward the realization of socialism, the first stage of communist society. 2. There can be no...
  • Warning: Protests Spread To Saudi Arabia (Video)

    01/30/2011 6:41:28 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 13 replies
    Investment Watch ^ | 1/29/2011 | Investment Watch
    While the biggest threat to the Middle East region is the possibility that the population of Saudi Arabia may try to imitate what has been happening in the area, thereby bringing total chaos to the established regional geopolitical and more importantly, energy, structure, the first protests in the Saudi Arabia city of Jeddah are already in the books. The clip below shows the peaceful demonstrations that have taken place recently, which as Fedupmontrealer explains are taking place in front of the Municipality in protest of the severe lack of infrastructure, and corruption, that led the city to be inundated this...
  • About 100 people escape injury at Rostraver Ice Gardens

    02/15/2010 3:53:34 AM PST · by RS_Rider · 17 replies · 447+ views
    TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | February 15, 2010 | A.J. Panian and Chris Ramirez
    About 100 people were inside the Rostraver Gardens some waiting for another of Sunday's youth hockey games to begin; others attending a private party in a banquet room when the roof started falling down around them and sending them fleeing for their lives. "This could have been tragic," said Justin Shawley, assistant chief of the Rostraver Central Volunteer Fire Department, after learning that nobody was hurt or injured when about one-third of the roof a 100- by 200-foot section began to collapse. Shawley said he believes a build-up of ice and snow on the roof ...
  • Startling evidence of a Stone Age structure in the Solent

    09/30/2009 8:05:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies · 1,034+ views
    This is Hampshire ^ | Sunday September 27th 2009 | Peter Law
    While it might have been dismissed as underwater junk by the untrained eye, the archaeologists soon realised they had discovered a vital clue to a lost civilisation. The timber was not isolated. In fact they found another 23 pieces of all shapes and sizes intersecting throughout the underwater cliff off Bouldnor, on the north coast of the Isle of Wight. They are now convinced the timber is evidence of a huge wooden structure built about 8,000 years ago by our Mesolithic ancestors. Garry Momber has been excavating the 1km-long site for more than a decade and believes it is the...
  • Pentagon Official Explains Force Structure in Afghanistan

    07/01/2009 4:09:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 278+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 1, 2009 It would be easy to confuse Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan with the NATO International Security Assistance Force there. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal commands both organizations. The biggest difference, officials say, is the mission. Operation Enduring Freedom was the U.S.-led operation that toppled the Taliban in 2001. American and coalition servicemembers worked with the Afghan Northern Alliance soon after the terror attack in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. Part of Operation Enduring Freedom retains that mission: to find and kill or capture terrorists. Since 2001, servicemembers assigned to Operation Enduring Freedom also have...
  • Obama shakes up White House security structure (merging WH NSC/DHS staff)

    05/26/2009 4:07:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,374+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/26/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) US President Barack Obama on Tuesday ended the divide between national security and homeland security staff in the White House, arguing the move would make Americans safer. Obama shook up the security structure of his teams of advisors after examining the results of a study he ordered into how best to handle homeland security and counter-terrorism efforts. "I have carefully reviewed the findings and recommendations of that study, and am announcing a new approach which will strengthen our security and the safety of our citizens," Obama said in a statement. "These decisions reflect the fundamental truth that...
  • Charades reveals a universal sentence structure

    07/01/2008 10:08:46 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 12 replies · 150+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 30 June 2008 | Ewen Callaway
    If Kim Jong Il plays charades, his hand gestures might look just like George Bush's, a new study suggests. It seems that, regardless of the sentence structure of their native tongue, non-verbal communication is the same across the globe. English, Spanish and many other Western languages build most basic sentences around a simple blueprint: a subject followed by a verb and object; for example, "mice eat cheese". Other languages, like Turkish and Korean, tend toward subject-object-verb construction, or "mice cheese eat". "There's something pretty fundamental about these orders," says Susan Goldin-Meadow, a linguistic psychologist at the University of Chicago, who...
  • Remote Ontario Lake Reveals Mysterious Ancient Structure

    03/06/2008 2:19:56 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 2,490+ views
    PR Web ^ | 3-5-2008 | Dave Bishop
    Remote Ontario Lake Reveals Mysterious Ancient StructureWhile divers were conducting a unique submarine project in MacDonald Lake at the Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve, they encountered an ancient stone structure revealing proof of life from Central Ontario ancestors. Haliburton, Ontario (PRWEB) March 5, 2008 -- While divers were conducting a unique submarine project in MacDonald Lake at the Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve, they encountered an ancient stone structure revealing proof of life from Central Ontario ancestors. The history of Eastern Canada is generally viewed in two stages: 1st - recent history, measured in decades and centuries, involving...
  • Divorce, Single Parenting and Kids' Well-being - Importance of Stable Family Structure

    06/03/2006 4:47:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 1,782+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | June 3, 2006
    NEW YORK, JUNE 3, 2006 ( Changes in family structures have placed many children in difficulties. In a nutshell this is the argument of two studies released March 30 by the Institute for American Values. The studies, both authored by Norval Glenn and Thomas Sylvester, are based on an examination of articles published in the Journal of Marriage and Family from 1977 to 2002. Introducing the first study, "The Shift: Scholarly Views of Family Structure Effects on Children, 1977-2002," the authors comment that academic opinions can be broadly divided into two camps. The first can be termed pro-marriage, and argues...
  • Have you been there and done that? -

    10/19/2005 8:10:37 AM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies · 1,183+ views
    Machine Design ^ | 7-21-2005 | Ronald Khol, Editor
    A relative of mine, immediately after graduating from college, went to work for a bank. Even though he had a university degree, he was assigned the job of repossessing cars. We kidded him a lot about that. He eventually ended up a vice president, but his entry into the banking industry was about as low as you can get, and we never let him forget it. In similar fashion, the Enterprise car-rental firm goes to college campuses to recruit management trainees, but among the first jobs these trainees handle is washing and cleaning cars coming off rental. When I moved...
  • Why you haven't "reinvented" your company - 5-5-2005

    10/19/2005 8:00:16 AM PDT · by vannrox · 1 replies · 596+ views
    Machine Design Magazine ^ | 31 August 2004 | Ronald Khol
    The word "reinvent" is a dumb term, having an overtone of redundancy. After all, when you have invented something, it exists. You can revise it or change it, but you can't "reinvent" it after you have already invented it. I never heard the term when I first entered the workforce. But somewhere in the 1970s or so, corporate executives-began using the word, and using it a lot. Then as now, the nation had its usual economic ups and downs, but suddenly after one downturn, our nation was heavily laden with companies that had reinvented themselves. What happened is that after...
  • Noam Chomsky: Fake Linguist

    03/15/2003 4:29:32 AM PST · by ultimate_robber_baron · 165 replies · 8,530+ views
    Pariah Against A Prophet By Marc Miyake, Amritas.Com Many conservatives regard Chomsky as a linguist who falters out of his field. Unfortunately, they are giving Chomsky too much credit. Chomsky's linguistics are as warped as his politics. As someone with a PhD in linguistics, I think I am qualified to judge his professional credentials. Prior to Chomsky, linguists engaged in a lot of data collection to understand the diversity of human language. I'm vehemently anti-PC, but in this case, I think the word 'diversity' is justified. There's a lot out there, and someone's got to catalog it. However, Chomsky...
  • Milky Way's Star 'Doughnut'

    01/06/2003 4:01:02 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 510+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-6-2003
    Monday, 6 January, 2003, 17:58 GMTMilky Way's star 'doughnut' A ring of stars surrounds the Milky Way A vast, but previously unknown structure has been discovered around the edges of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The first large area surveys of the sky have revealed several hundred million stars surrounding the galaxy's main disc. The ring, which has the appearance of a giant doughnut, could be the remains of a satellite galaxy. Astronomers believe it could hold clues as to how the Milky Way and other galaxies evolved. Giant doughnutAn international team of astronomers looked at images of the Milky...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 12-16-02

    12/16/2002 3:40:31 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 11 replies · 390+ views
    NASA ^ | 12-16-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 December 16 Night and Day in Melas Chasma on Mars Credit: Arizona State U., JPL, NASA Explanation: What types of terrain are found on Mars? Part of the answer comes from thermal imaging by the robot spacecraft 2001 Mars Odyssey currently orbiting Mars. The above picture is a superposition of two infrared images, a black and white image taken during Martian daylight and a false-color image taken...
  • CA: Coastal panel structure created political influence-peddling

    12/13/2002 7:36:34 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 165+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/13/02 | Dan Walters
    <p>The California Coastal Commission is a 12-member agency with virtually total control over land development proposals along the state's 1,000-mile-long coastline. It also has a unique structure that generates a high level of political influence-peddling in how money-laden coastal issues are resolved, sometimes to the level of outright corruption.</p>
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 11-03-02

    11/03/2002 10:25:39 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 2 replies · 224+ views
    NASA ^ | 11-03-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 November 3 The International Space Station Expands Again Credit: STS-112 Shuttle Crew, NASA Explanation: The developing International Space Station (ISS) has changed its appearance yet again. Last month the Space Shuttle Atlantis visited the ISS and installed the third of eleven pieces that will compose the Integrated Truss Structure. The new S-1 Truss is visible on the right, below the extended solar panels across the top. The...