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  • The ‘Buh-Bye’ Bama Tour Hits Hanover

    04/06/2016 7:39:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/06/16 | Judi McLeod
    ‘Buh-Bye Bama Wave’ is in order to give Obama the send-off he deserves and to remind folk what the 2016 election is really all about Commenter Truth Today, who advises the 2,000 Hanover City residents, warned to stay away from all windows when Barack Obama’s motorcade is passing by to “just wave him goodbye for good” may be onto something. “Just wave him goodbye for good as he will be out of Office very soon….Good riddance to bad rubbish the worst US President ever leaving a $10 Trillion Debt .... Hillary Clinton wants to continue with his FAILED LEGACY .....
  • The Future of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

    02/13/2016 2:05:50 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 2/12/16 | Lee Billings
    The Future of Gravitational Wave Astronomy Fully opening this new window on the universe will take decades--even centuries By Lee Billings on February 12, 2016 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Email Print Share via Google+Stumble Upon A simulated view of gravitational waves rippling out from merging black holes. The reddish waves correspond to those recently detected from a real black-hole merger by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO).Credit: NASA/C. Henze Advertisement A century ago, when Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational waves--subtle ripples in spacetime produced by massive objects hurtling through the cosmos--he also...
  • Turkey says new wave of Syrian refugees will head for Europe

    10/23/2015 6:57:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is preparing for tens of thousands more refugees from Syria as government forces and Russian warplanes pound opposition-held areas, and officials said many would try illegally to get to Europe. Syrian government troops and their allies, backed by Russian jets, launched an offensive against rebels battling to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad south of Aleppo, still home to two million people, a week ago. Another offensive in Hama province, southwest of Aleppo, has also displaced tens of thousands, aid workers say. Estimates of the overall numbers on the move ranged between a U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) figure...
  • Wave Broadband service restored after 'deliberate act'

    07/01/2015 9:51:51 AM PDT · by MeganC · 47 replies
    KCRA TV - Sacramento, California ^ | 7/1/2015 | David Bienick
    WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Service was restored late Tuesday night to all Wave Broadband customers in the greater Sacramento and Rocklin areas after a "deliberate act" caused a large outage, according to a Wave official. "The disruption to service in the Sacramento Rocklin markets due to the fiber cut of several partner carrier providers has been resolved," read a statement on Wave's website. "As of about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday night, phone, TV and Internet services are operating normally." The disruption to customers' phone, television and Internet services lasted nearly 20 hours as crews worked to repair fibers that were cut...
  • Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness

    05/28/2015 6:02:31 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 50 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 5/27/15
    The bizarre nature of reality as laid out by quantum theory has survived another test, with scientists performing a famous experiment and proving that reality does not exist until it is measured. Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have conducted John Wheeler's delayed-choice thought experiment, which involves a moving object that is given the choice to act like a particle or a wave. Wheeler's experiment then asks - at which point does the object decide? Common sense says the object is either wave-like or particle-like, independent of how we measure it. But quantum physics predicts that whether you observe...
  • The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave

    03/02/2015 12:52:37 PM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time. Now, scientists at EPFL have succeeded in capturing the first-ever snapshot of this dual behavior. Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. However, there has never been an experiment able to capture both natures of light at the same time; the closest we have come is seeing either wave or particle, but always at different times. Taking a radically different...
  • Quantum physics just got less complicated

    12/19/2014 11:34:49 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 76 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 12/19/14
    Here's a nice surprise: quantum physics is less complicated than we thought. An international team of researchers has proved that two peculiar features of the quantum world previously considered distinct are different manifestations of the same thing. The result is published 19 December in Nature Communications. Patrick Coles, Jedrzej Kaniewski, and Stephanie Wehner made the breakthrough while at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore. They found that 'wave-particle duality' is simply the quantum 'uncertainty principle' in disguise, reducing two mysteries to one."The connection between uncertainty and wave-particle duality comes out very naturally when you...
  • Wave Elections: What They Mean

    12/13/2014 3:01:40 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 7 replies
    Imprimis ^ | December 2014 | Larry P. Arnn
    Larry P. Arnn President, Hillsdale College LARRY P. ARNN is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from Arkansas State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in government from the Claremont Graduate School. From 1977 to 1980, he also studied at the London School of Economics and at Worcester College, Oxford University, where he served as director of research for Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston Churchill. From 1985 until his appointment as president of Hillsdale College in 2000, he was president of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy. He is...
  • Vanity: This election's legacy Name.

    11/05/2014 10:28:20 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 20 replies
    Me | 11/6/2014 | JSDude1
    If the 2006 election was G.W's "Thumping" because of Iraq and a small recession, and 2010 was Barack's "Shellacking" (in which he didn't learn nothin'), then 2014 is the year the American People gave the Crybaby-In-Chief a "Spanking"!!
  • ANALYSIS: How the Republican Wave Happened

    11/05/2014 10:00:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/5/2014 | John McLaughlin
    As of just after midnight Tuesday night, Republicans had already gained a net seven Senate seats and control of the chamber, with Virginia likely going to a recount, Alaska pending, and a probable runoff win in Louisiana. Already it seems that they’ve gained at least a net of twelve House seats. Back in May, we felt there could be a Midterm Tsunami. In August we again speculated about it. But how did Republicans pull it off? Our last national poll, in October, showed that the president had significant disapproval – 56 percent of Americans disapproving of the job he’s doing...
  • Tapper: "This Is A Wave"

    11/05/2014 3:35:01 AM PST · by Biggirl · 62 replies ^ | November 5,2014 | Breitbart TV
    Following early election results Tuesday night on CNN, Anderson Cooper asked “The Lead” anchor Jake Tapper whether he thought Republican success represented a GOP “wave.”
  • Michael Barone: The Coming GOP Wave

    10/03/2014 7:19:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/03/2014 | Michael Barone
    Republicans seem to be pulling away in the race to win a majority in the U.S. Senate. At least this week. In mid-September, several polls seemed to be going the other way. The well-informed Washington Post analyst Chris Cillizza wrote that for the first time in this election cycle, odds favored the Democrats keeping their majority. Two weeks later, he was singing another tune. Analysts at the Post, the New York Times, and FiveThirtyEight, in addition to psephologists Charlie Cook, Stuart Rothenberg, and Larry Sabato, all agreed. What may have happened is this: Over the summer, Democrats used their money...
  • Official: Second illegal immigrant wave of 30,000 coming in September, October

    08/14/2014 5:58:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/14/14 | Paul Bedard
    A second wave of some 30,000 unaccompanied illegal minors from violence-ravaged Central American nations is expected to swamp the U.S.-Mexico border in September and October, a crisis that could be worse than the one that has already pushed 62,000 children into the U.S., according to a top immigration group. “Right now it’s just too hard for them to cross, but we expect when it cools down a little bit in August or in September, October, we’ll see another surge again,” said Tiffany Nelms with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, a key support group handling the current crisis. A...
  • Walmart Revolutionizes Its Fleet With This New Design

    02/20/2014 8:07:55 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 86 replies
    Walmart recently unveiled their new concept big rig, called the WAVE. Short for Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience, it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen on the road. Not only does it have a radical new appearance, but many of the internal features are also unprecedented. The steering wheel is positioned directly in the center of the cab, with a completely digital dashboard displayed on monitors on either side of the wheel. On the outside, the trailer is made of carbon fiber and sheds 4,000 pounds off the weight of traditional semi trucks, allowing it to haul more goods. The aerodynamic design...
  • Rush Limbaugh Predicts Republican 'Wave' in Midterm Elections

    02/13/2014 7:09:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 02/13/2014 | Cathy Burke
    Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday predicted frustrated voters will create "a wave election like 2010" in this year's midterms, kicking out Democrats "every chance they get." On his daily radio show, Limbaugh pointed to "plenty of evidence" for the potential sweep, citing the retirement announcement last month of California liberal icon Rep. Henry Waxman and several other Democrats. "They're in the swan's song portion of their lives anyway," Limbaugh said. "Waxman, he doesn't want to be a member of a minority in the House of Representatives, where basically all they're doing is writing executive orders for [President...
  • Teen Playing the Knockout Game Gets Shot Twice by Victim

    11/20/2013 9:28:46 PM PST · by Jack Black · 73 replies
    A long report from Lansing television about a knock-out game victim who pulled out his legally carried .40 caliber handgun and shot the perp twice. Video Here
  • Wave of car bombs across Baghdad kills 51

    09/30/2013 9:19:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies ^ | 9/30/13 | Sinan Salaheddin - ap
    BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of car bombs struck mainly in Shiite neighborhoods of Bagdad on Monday morning, killing at least 51 people and wounding dozens more, officials said, the latest in relentless violence roiling Iraq in recent months. The country's Interior Ministry blamed al-Qaida-linked insurgents, saying they are exploiting the political infighting and security shortcomings to stage attacks. The deadliest of the day's bombings was in the eastern Sadr City district, where a parked car bomb tore through a small vegetable market and its parking lot, killing seven people and wounding 16, a police officer said. That was followed...
  • Oregon wave energy stalls off the coast of Reedsport

    09/02/2013 6:53:54 AM PDT · by Twotone · 21 replies ^ | August 30, 2013 | Elizabeth Case
    Last September, with great fanfare, Ocean Power Technologies began construction on America's first wave-powered utility. Holding the first - and only - wave energy permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, OPT had planned to deploy a test buoy off the coast of Reedsport by spring. But a year after the permit, regulatory and technical difficulties have all but halted the project. Federal regulators notified the company earlier this year it had violated the license after failing to file a variety of plans and assessments.
  • Huge waves hit Chile and Peru

    07/07/2013 1:50:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 54 replies
    BBC ^ | Friday, July 5, 2013 | Reged Ahmad reports
    Waves as high as 7m (22 ft) have hit parts of Chile and coastal areas are on alert as high winds and tidal currents sweep across parts of South America's coast. Footage showed huge waves surging onto the streets of Antofagasta in Chile where at least one injury was reported following the dangerous weather. In Peru, parts of the country's coastline were hit with waves as big as 5m (16 ft) and the weather caused flooded streets in the seaside city of Chimbote.
  • Clinton 'concerned' over 'anti-Democratic' wave in Israel

    12/03/2011 11:18:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/4/11 | Carl in Jerusalem
    With the 'Arab Spring' blowing up in her face all around her, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (pictured here with Mutassim Gadhafi) is 'concerned' about an 'anti-Democratic' wave that might limit funding to her good friends at Peace Now. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced concerns over a wave of anti-democratic legislation in Israel noting a proposal to limit donations to aid foundations. Speaking at the Saban Forum in Washington, Clinton also criticized the exclusion of women from Israel's public life. EXCLUSION of women? Why? Because we won't make Tzipi Livni Prime Minister? In a cable exposed by...
  • Man Waves at Son's bus for 170 days straight

    06/07/2011 8:08:49 AM PDT · by bagadonutz · 11 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | June 5, 2011 | Ro and Rain
    It can be embarrassing when your parents wave you off to school, but you have to feel especially sorry for 15-year-old Rain Price, whose father insists on dressing in a different comical outfit every day. Dale Price has adopted 170 wacky costumes to see off the school bus as it passes the family home in American Fork, Utah.
  • Republicans waive the white flag of surrender

    Once again the Republican leadership caves and then tries to tell us they won. Just six weeks ago our mealy-mouthed leadership told us they were going to cut $100 billion from this year’s budget. A few short weeks later the gutless wonders leading our party reduced that number to $60 billiondollars. Then late last night the well tanned amoeba, John Boehner caved to the socialist-in-chief and settled on $38 billion. Boehner has been tooting his own horn saying that this is the largest budget cut in history. Well of course it’s the largest cut in history, you fools in Congress...
  • After the Wave

    03/22/2011 7:37:19 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 10 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 1-10-2011 | henry olsen
    Conservative Republicans are rightfully giddy about the results of the midterm elections. The enormous Republican wave washed away hundreds of Democrats at all levels of government, giving Republicans their highest number of seats in the House of Representatives since 1946, and their largest number of state legislators since 1928. More important, the currents that caused the wave clearly work to Republicans' benefit: Voters were expressing widespread opposition to the liberal direction in which President Obama and the Democratic Congress have taken the country. This has led many conservatives to argue that, on November 2, 2010, America returned to its normal...
  • Morning Bell: The Middle East’s Third Wave

    03/01/2011 2:44:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies ^ | 3/1/11 | staff
    In a private phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, almost two weeks after the unrest began, President Barack Obama finally called for Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi to step down. While the President’s inertia may have been mitigated by the need to get Americans out of the country so Qadhafi could not take any hostages, the incident demonstrates again that the wave of revolution currently sweeping North Africa and the Middle East took the Obama Administration completely by surprise. And for good reason: President Obama’s “engagement” strategy toward the “Islamic world” is thoroughly outdated and irrelevant. The first wave of...
  • Hate Letter Threatened Wave of NY Synagogue Attacks

    01/02/2011 12:07:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 1/2/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A hate letter threatened a wave of New York synagogue bombings on New Year’s Eve, including the Upper West Side house of worship, whose spiritual leader, Rabbi Alan Schwartz, told The New York Post, “Someone wants to spread fear.” His Ohab Zedek synagogue - a religious center for hundreds of New York professionals, many of them singles - received a letter Thursday afternoon, threatening to blow up the house of worship on the eve of the Jewish Sabbath Friday night, which also was the eve of the secular new year.
  • Obama assails GOP on clouded final campaign push ("..come for the ride,but [GOP] gotta sit in back")

    10/25/2010 4:11:55 PM PDT · by coaltrain · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 10/25/10 | David Espo
    He said Republicans had driven the economy into a ditch and then stood by and criticized while Democrats pulled it out. Now that progress has been made, he said, "we can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."... Obama can "take his endorsement and shove it," declared Democrat Frank Caprio, battling Republican-turned-independent Lincoln Chafee in a gubernatorial race rated tight in the polls. Chafee endorsed Obama during the 2008 campaign for the White House.
  • Brickley: ‘Poll Confirms What We’ve Been Seeing’

    10/07/2010 3:39:04 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 7, 2010 6:00 P.M. | By Brian Bolduc
    Ann Brickley, the Republican candidate in Connecticut’s first congressional district, is electrifying the conservative blogosphere with news that she is behind Congressman John Larson by only seven points in a recent poll. “We’ve been saying for quite some time that the seat is competitive,” Brickley tells Battle ’10. So competitive, in fact, that Larson has actually been campaigning. “He was at the Cromwell River Fest; they said he’s never attended that event as a matter of fact,” says Brickley. If elected, Brickley’s priority would be to “stop all this wasteful spending.” She thinks that the GOP’s “Pledge to America” is...
  • Republican Wave Building Toward November's Elections

    09/06/2010 8:53:39 AM PDT · by no dems · 29 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | September 6, 2010 | By Steven Thomma
    By every reckoning, it appears likely that voters will punish the Democrats. In fact, a tidal wave of anger and anxiety may be building that could sweep the Democrats out of power in both houses of Congress and send a defiant new Republican majority to Capitol Hill to battle the president for the final two years of his term. Obama will try to stem the tide, starting with a Labor Day address to union workers in Milwaukee. His team says it's not over yet. "These things can be less predictable than folks in this town would like to think," Obama...
  • Syrian troops ovewhelmed by diarrhea epidemic, heat wave, budget shortfall

    07/11/2010 5:35:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies · 2+ views
    world trbune ^ | 7/11/10 | bbc news staff
    Syria was said to have halted military exercises amid a troop epidemic. The Syrian opposition has asserted that President Bashar Assad ordered the suspension of military training. Assad was said to have issued the order in mid-June 2010 amid an epidemic of diarrhea at army camps. The Syrian military, said to have come under increasing domination by Iran, has not acknowledged the training suspension.
  • Obama Watches Strasburg Set Record, White Sox Win, Wave Go By (Baseball Barf)

    06/19/2010 7:14:32 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 12 replies · 475+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 6/19/2010 | David Brown
    Washington Nationals rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg(notes) set a record during another masterful performance. And the Chicago White Sox scraped their way to an 11-inning victory, winning for the eighth time in nine games. But the biggest winner at sold-out Nationals Park on Friday night? President Barack Obama (right, in White Sox cap). Not only did he get to witness Strasburg with his own eyes, and he saw his White Sox win, but he also sat stoically — and righteously — as the rest of the stadium foolishly did the Wave. Including at least one of his own daughters. Hah!...
  • Former Navy WAVE, 91, Recalls Her Service

    03/15/2010 5:06:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 351+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. Jennifer Cragg, USN
    WASHINGTON, March 15, 2010 – As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we reflect on the past generations that have served. One of those women, Dorothy Canty Forsberg, fondly referred to as “Dottie,” celebrates her 91st birthday today, and she recently recalled her experiences in uniform. World War II veteran Dorothy Canty Forsberg, known as “Dottie,” is part of the legacy of service by the nation’s women that’s honored each March during Women’s History Month. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Dottie served in World War II as a member of the U.S. Navy’s Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
  • Killer waves caused panic on cruise ship

    03/04/2010 2:49:20 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 30 replies · 1,712+ views
    AFP ^ | 03/04/2010 | AFP
    BARCELONA, Spain — Terrified passengers told Thursday how three giant rogue waves smashed through the front windows of a Mediterranean cruise ship killing two people and causing mass panic on the liner. The eight-metre (26-foot) high waves injured another 14 people, including one woman in "very serious condition" in hospital. Most of the 1,300 tourists were being repatriated from the Mv Louis Majesty to their home countries on Thursday. "It was a monster wave... it smashed all the windows. Everything happened so quickly," German passenger Margrit Woffe-Ternes told Spanish public television. Images filmed by a passenger showed screaming people fleeing...
  • Wave Hits Cruise Ship in Mediterranean Sea-(2 DEAD , rogue wave)

    03/04/2010 3:38:16 AM PST · by Flavius · 20 replies · 3,104+ views
    two minute ^ | 04 March 2010 | na
    An Italian and a German passenger reportedly died while an old woman ended up with broken pair of legs when a wave as high as some 26 feet hit the Louis Majesty, a cruise ship carrying 1,350 passengers and 580 crew.
  • 26-foot wave strikes cruise ship, killing 2

    03/03/2010 2:44:03 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 38 replies · 2,040+ views
    AP via ^ | 03/03/10 | Staff
    ATHENS, Greece - A 26-foot wave crashed into a cruise ship carrying nearly 2,000 people off the coast of France, smashing windshields and killing two people, Greek and Cypriot said Wednesday. A Greek coast guard statement says another six people suffered light injuries on board the Cypriot-owned Louis Majesty. In a statement, the cruise line said its Maltese ship was hit by "abnormal waves."
  • Signs Swine Flu Wave May Have Peaked in U.S.

    11/22/2009 7:02:22 AM PST · by opentalk · 15 replies · 769+ views
    NYtimes ^ | November 20, 2009 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    Although federal health officials decline to use the word “peaked,” the current wave of swine flu appears to have done so in the United States. Flu activity is coming down in all regions of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, though it is still rising in Hawaii, Maine and some isolated areas. The World Health Organization said Friday that there were “early signs of a peak” in much of the United States. On Wednesday, the American College Health Association, which surveys over 250 colleges with more than three million students, said new cases of flu...
  • The new wave of female firebrands striking fear into liberal America (heh)

    11/16/2009 5:53:32 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 32 replies · 2,260+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | 11/15/09 | Paul Harris
    She is a striking brunette with a decidedly outspoken attitude. She lambasts President Barack Obama as a socialist and has become the darling of America's right-wing activists who flock to her appearances. She is hated by liberals and loved by conservatives. Sarah Palin? Not quite. Meet Michele Bachmann, a Republican congresswoman from Minnesota who is being hailed as a new and increasingly powerful voice in American politics
  • New swine flu wave hits Mexico, closings unlikely

    09/26/2009 1:22:25 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies · 763+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 26, 2009 | CATHERINE E. SHOICHET
    The next wave of swine flu has arrived, and Mexicans are bracing for an outbreak that may be even larger than the one here last spring that became a pandemic.
  • The Wave - what is it about?

    09/02/2009 10:34:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 82 replies · 2,385+ views
    THE ^ | Last updated April, 2009 | n/a
    Note: Videos and photos included. SNIPPET: "In 1967, at the Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California, World History teacher Ron Jones was asked about the Holocaust by a student. "Could it happen here?". According to the press release accompanying the latest retelling of the events that followed, "Jones came up with an unusual answer. He decided to have a two week experiment in dictatorship. His idea was to explain fascism to his class through a game, nothing more. He never intended what resulted, where his class would be turned into a Fascist environment. Where students gave up their freedom...

    09/02/2009 2:29:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 506+ views
    Video via ^ | January 19, 2008 | n/a
    Video: "GREEN JOBS NOT JAILS - The Third Wave of Environmentalism" Video Description - Quote: eon3 January 19, 2008 Van Jones, Founder/Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights ( ) talks about his compelling moral vision for California to abandon its 'incarceration economy' for an 'innovation economy' and do an ecolgical U-turn on the four wheels of labor, progressive business, environmentalism and social justice. As he puts it, "a rainbow city in a rainbow state in a rainbow country leading the way to a rainbow planet." Category: Education Tags: van jones ella baker center for human...
  • 'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy

    08/19/2009 11:03:17 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies · 1,870+ views ^ | 8/18/09 | Clara Moskowitz
    Mathematicians have proposed an alternative explanation for the accelerating expansion of the universe that does not rely on the mystifying idea of dark energy. According to the new proposition, the universe is not accelerating, as observations suggest. Instead, an expanding wave flowing through space-time has caused distant galaxies to appear to be accelerating away from us. This big wave, initiated after the Big Bang that is thought to have sparked the universe, could explain why objects today appear to be farther away from us than they should be according to the Standard Model of cosmology. "We're saying that maybe the...
  • Freak wave 'hot spots' identified

    08/11/2009 9:46:38 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 1,301+ views
    bbc ^ | 9 August 2009 | Griet Scheldeman
    Scientists in the US have made a major advance in their understanding of so-called freak waves. These monster waves present a major risk to ships and offshore platforms. A computer simulation developed by oceanographers in the US could help locate where and when these "rogue" phenomena are most likely to occur. The theoretical study shows that coastal areas with variations in water depth and strong currents are hot spots for freak waves. The history of seafaring is littered with tales of rogue waves capable of rending ships asunder.
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our “Pop,” a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Swine flu vaccine won't be ready for next wave

    05/14/2009 10:47:32 AM PDT · by john in springfield · 22 replies · 1,547+ views
    New Scientist ^ | May 13, 2009 | Debora MacKenzie
    A VACCINE against the Mexican swine flu sweeping the world is likely to arrive too late for most people, vaccine officials told New Scientist between a flurry of high-level industry meetings this week. >snip< ...while regular seasonal flu hits the very elderly hardest, this virus affects the young. And there are fears that it could become worse in subsequent waves like previous pandemics... >snip< "It only takes three days to grow the virus in eggs, but weeks for testing and formulating," Hessel adds. That means no vaccine until September, and no real quantities until October. Then countries have to administer...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • Swine flu: Warnings that second wave may strike later in 2009

    05/04/2009 2:07:26 PM PDT · by FromLori · 33 replies · 960+ views
    A second wave of swine flu may strike later this year, ministers warned yesterday. As hopes rose that the worst of the outbreak is over Health Secretary Alan Johnson said the tally of 18 cases in the Britain was likely to rise. US health officials last night claimed the outbreak was not as deadly as first thought and the disease is peaking in Mexico. But as three new British cases emerged over the weekend, Mr Johnson said: "At the moment all the evidence is that we can confine it, contain it, and treat it effectively. "But with pandemics you get...
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD – A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • Longtime OCBP Captain, Bob Craig, dies (ROBERT CRAIG: 1918-2009)

    04/07/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 722+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | April 3, 2009 | NANCY POWELL Associate Editor
    (April 3, 2009) The man who not only epitomized the Ocean City Beach Patrol, but also built it into a serious and professional organization, passed away Saturday. When Capt. Robert (Bob) S. Craig turned 90 last July, a competition, dinner and slide show honored him for his 52 years as a town employee and member of the Beach Patrol. Thousands knew Craig from his years guiding the Beach Patrol and taking it from a small, relatively unskilled group of young men to a large group of highly skilled young men and women. Capt. Butch Arbin, the current head of the...
  • OC Beach Patrol Icon Remembered

    04/07/2009 5:29:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 6 replies · 633+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | April 3, 2009 | By Shawn J. Soper, News Editor
    OCEAN CITY – Ocean City lost a treasured icon this week when Captain Robert S. Craig, who shepherded the Beach Patrol through decades of change and inspired his young charges for half a century passed away at the age of 90. Captain Craig, as he was known for decades not only by the thousands of lifeguards who worked with him and for him but also by the countless millions of local residents and visitors to the resort area, passed away last Saturday at the Coastal Hospice in Salisbury at the age of 90. A former schoolteacher and coach, Captain Craig...
  • TR10: Traveling Wave Reactor: A new way of fueling reactors...

    02/25/2009 3:45:37 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 24 replies · 1,080+ views
    MIT Technology Review ^ | March/April 2009 | Matt Wald
    A new way of fueling reactors could make nuclear power safer and less expensive, says John Gilleland. By Matt Wald Enriching the uranium for reactor fuel and opening the reactor periodically to refuel it are among the most cumbersome and expensive steps in running a nuclear plant. And after spent fuel is removed from the reactor, reprocessing it to recover usable materials has the same drawbacks, plus two more: the risks of nuclear-weapons proliferation and environmental pollution. These problems are mostly accepted as a given, but not by a group of researcher­s at Intellectual Ventures, an invention and investment company...
  • How Long Till Obama Pulls The Troops Out Of Iraq And Afghanistan?

    11/04/2008 10:02:40 PM PST · by FTL · 29 replies · 1,447+ views
    Any guesses on how long until he loses the war for us? When he's pres, he can do whatever he wants in this regard. Elections have consequences.