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Old 11-06-2008, 09:50 AM   #801
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http://www.physorg.com/news145187972.html

After 2 centuries of shrinking, Alaska glaciers got thicker this year
By Craig Medred, Space & Earth science / Earth Sciences
Two hundred years of glacial shrinkage in Alaska, and then came the winter and summer of 2007-2008. Unusually large amounts of winter snow were followed by unusually chill temperatures in June, July and August.



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Sunlight has more powerful influence on ocean circulation and climate than North American ice sheets
Space & Earth science / Earth Sciences
A study reported in today's issue of Nature disputes a longstanding picture of how ice sheets influence ocean circulation during glacial periods.

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Cloud radar with a silver lining - it can really predict the weather
A revolutionary system with a signal that reaches twice as high as a plane will enable more localised - and accurate - forecasts
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:08 AM   #804
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The computer systems of both the Obama and McCain campaigns were victims of a sophisticated cyberattack by an unknown "foreign entity," prompting a federal investigation, NEWSWEEK reports today.

At the Obama headquarters in midsummer, technology experts detected what they initially thought was a computer virus—a case of "phishing," a form of hacking often employed to steal passwords or credit-card numbers. But by the next day, both the FBI and the Secret Service came to the campaign with an ominous warning: "You have a problem way bigger than what you understand," an agent told Obama's team. "You have been compromised, and a serious amount of files have been loaded off your system." The following day, Obama campaign chief David Plouffe heard from White House chief of staff Josh Bolten, to the same effect: "You have a real problem ... and you have to deal with it." The Feds told Obama's aides in late August that the McCain campaign's computer system had been similarly compromised. A top McCain official confirmed to NEWSWEEK that the campaign's computer system had been hacked and that the FBI had become involved.

Officials at the FBI and the White House told the Obama campaign that they believed a foreign entity or organization sought to gather information on the evolution of both camps' policy positions—information that might be useful in negotiations with a future administration. The Feds assured the Obama team that it had not been hacked by its political opponents. (Obama technical experts later speculated that the hackers were Russian or Chinese.) A security firm retained by the Obama campaign took steps to secure its computer system and end the intrusion. White House and FBI officials had no comment earlier this week.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:11 AM   #805
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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...dark-flow.html

Unknown "Structures" Tugging at Universe, Study Says

Something may be out there. Way out there.

On the outskirts of creation, unknown, unseen "structures" are tugging on our universe like cosmic magnets, a controversial new study says.

Everything in the known universe is said to be racing toward the massive clumps of matter at more than 2 million miles (3.2 million kilometers) an hour—a movement the researchers have dubbed dark flow.

The presence of the extra-universal matter suggests that our universe is part of something bigger—a multiverse—and that whatever is out there is very different from the universe we know, according to study leader Alexander Kashlinsky, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.

The theory could rewrite the laws of physics. Current models say the known, or visible, universe—which extends as far as light could have traveled since the big bang—is essentially the same as the rest of space-time (the three dimensions of space plus time).
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:12 AM   #806
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Frozen Mice Cloned – Are Woolly Mammoths Next?
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Japanese scientists have cloned mice whose bodies were frozen for as long 16 years and said on Monday it may be possible to use the technique to resurrect mammoths and other extinct species. Mouse cloning expert Teruhiko Wakayama and colleagues at the Center for Developmental Biology, at Japan's RIKEN research institute in Yokohama, managed to clone the mice even though their cells had burst.

"Thus, nuclear transfer techniques could be used to 'resurrect' animals or maintain valuable genomic stocks from tissues frozen for prolonged periods without any cryopreservation," they wrote in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Wakayama's team used the classic nuclear transfer technique to make their mouse clones. This involves taking the nucleus out of an egg cell and replacing it with the nucleus of an ordinary cell from the animal to be cloned.



When done with the right chemical or electric trigger, this starts the egg dividing as if it had been fertilized by a sperm. "Cloning animals by nuclear transfer provides an opportunity to preserve endangered mammalian species," they wrote.

"However, it has been suggested that the 'resurrection' of frozen extinct species (such as the woolly mammoth) is impracticabl
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If citizens of the United States really want to see change, then the best place to start is by supporting Ron Paul's "American Freedom Agenda Act", which is co-sponsored by Dennis Kucinich, some of the highlights of which are:

# No civilian or military tribunal of the United States shall admit as evidence statements extracted from the defendant by torture or coercion.
# No Federal agency shall gather foreign intelligence in contravention of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). The President's constitutional power to gather foreign intelligence is subordinated to this provision.
# The Military Commissions Act of 2006 is hereby repealed.
# Any individual detained as an enemy combatant by the United States shall be entitled to petition for a writ of habeas corpus under section 2241 of title 28, United States Code.
# Notwithstanding any other law, secret evidence shall not be used by the President or any other member of the executive branch to designate an individual or organization with a United States presence as a foreign terrorist or foreign terrorist organization for purposes of the criminal law or otherwise imposing criminal or civil sanctions.


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Old 11-10-2008, 08:17 AM   #808
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Allah is a woman - The New Testament of Allah
November 9th, 2008 by Klintron

Allah is a Woman. I’m not saying that to make you angry. Allah is a Woman and She has married Her Apostle. Here are excerpts from my religious texts to this day.

Next time a Muslim kills an innocent civilian, be sure to remind them that their god is having sex with an American rapper and She will not divorce me even they plotted together, every single one of them to destroy Her Apostle. The New Testament of Allah is intended to complement the Holy Quran as the Bibles of Islam.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:49 AM   #809
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Japanese scientists have cloned mice whose bodies were frozen for as long 16 years and said on Monday it may be possible to use the technique to resurrect mammoths and other extinct species. Mouse cloning expert Teruhiko Wakayama and colleagues at the Center for Developmental Biology, at Japan's RIKEN research institute in Yokohama, managed to clone the mice even though their cells had burst.

"Thus, nuclear transfer techniques could be used to 'resurrect' animals or maintain valuable genomic stocks from tissues frozen for prolonged periods without any cryopreservation," they wrote in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Wakayama's team used the classic nuclear transfer technique to make their mouse clones. This involves taking the nucleus out of an egg cell and replacing it with the nucleus of an ordinary cell from the animal to be cloned.



When done with the right chemical or electric trigger, this starts the egg dividing as if it had been fertilized by a sperm. "Cloning animals by nuclear transfer provides an opportunity to preserve endangered mammalian species," they wrote.

"However, it has been suggested that the 'resurrection' of frozen extinct species (such as the woolly mammoth) is impracticabl
This would require us to find an undamaged cell nucleus from a mammoth, which is not really that possible.

There is difference between the damage a frozen mouse will suffer and the damage a mammoth will suffer over 1000's of years.

This technique may have some merrit in cloning pets and other special animals, but with the loss of biodiversity it would not serve to preserve a species as all members of that species would be genetically identical and inbreeding would be rampant.

I don't see why people would want to bring back the mammoth unless it tastes really good.
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This would require us to find an undamaged cell nucleus from a mammoth, which is not really that possible.

There is difference between the damage a frozen mouse will suffer and the damage a mammoth will suffer over 1000's of years.

This technique may have some merrit in cloning pets and other special animals, but with the loss of biodiversity it would not serve to preserve a species as all members of that species would be genetically identical and inbreeding would be rampant.

I don't see why people would want to bring back the mammoth unless it tastes really good.
I just think some aspect of "Jurassic park" would be our next inclination....
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I just think some aspect of "Jurassic park" would be our next inclination....
The jurassic park method is different, and far more feasible. They didn't rely on nuclear transfer, but rather they gathered DNA fragments from partially conserved cells and then filled in the gaps with DNA that is largely conserved across species. Parts of this technology already works and has been proven, for instance in inserting insulin producing genes into bacteria or making flourescent bacteria.

We are probably never going to find an undamaged cell nucleus from long extinct species, but we could find DNA fragments in frozen or mummiphied cells and combine that with conserved DNA and genes from lizards, birds or crocodiles to create Dinosaur hybrids, the same could work for the sabretooth tiger or mammoth or even the Neanderthal man or Cro-magnon man, which would be interesting.

It would be cool to go to the drive in and order Broncosaurus baby back ribs or Wooly mammoth cheeseburger.
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The jurassic park method is different, and far more feasible. They didn't rely on nuclear transfer, but rather they gathered DNA fragments from partially conserved cells and then filled in the gaps with DNA that is largely conserved across species. Parts of this technology already works and has been proven, for instance in inserting insulin producing genes into bacteria or making flourescent bacteria.

We are probably never going to find an undamaged cell nucleus from long extinct species, but we could find DNA fragments in frozen or mummiphied cells and combine that with conserved DNA and genes from lizards, birds or crocodiles to create Dinosaur hybrids, the same could work for the sabretooth tiger or mammoth or even the Neanderthal man or Cro-magnon man, which would be interesting.

It would be cool to go to the drive in and order Broncosaurus baby back ribs or Wooly mammoth cheeseburger.

I'm not disagreeing with you - this stuff just fascinates the hell out of me.

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Can you imagine how expensive that would be for the first 50 years?

I would be all over flaunting that ****.
You know, i'd like a pygmy giraffe.
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Could you eat cro-magnon or neanderthal? Or is that too close?
No, but i wonder if the females shag well.
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Cities, States Questioning Wisdom of Adding Fluoride Chemicals to Public Water Supplies
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RIYADH (Reuters) - First it was camels. Now Saudi Arabia has held its first "beautiful goat" pageant.

Owners of pedigree "Najdi" goats from around the Gulf region converged on Riyadh this week, hoping to win the prize for top male and female goat, following in the footsteps of lucrative camel competitions which have taken off in recent years.
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Brilliant Noise from Semiconductor on Vimeo.



Brilliant Noise takes us into the data vaults of solar astronomy. After sifting through hundreds of thousands of computer files, made accessible via open access archives, Semiconductor have brought together some of the sun’s finest unseen moments. These images have been kept in their most raw form, revealing the energetic particles and solar wind as a rain of white noise. This grainy black and white quality is routinely cleaned up by NASA, hiding the processes and mechanics in action behind the capturing procedure. Most of the imagery has been collected as single snapshots containing additional information, by satellites orbiting the Earth. They are then reorganised into their spectral groups to create time-lapse sequences. The soundtrack highlights the hidden forces at play upon the solar surface, by directly translating areas of intensity within the image brightness into layers of audio manipulation and radio frequencies.
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in some ways this is a good thing , specially for weather , I cant tell you how many storms i drove into not knowing how bad it is , and those ****ty signs saying tune to Station blah for weather info are **** ....... I use my laptop for road conditions , for example type in PENNDOT , then use search for winter road conditions ,Though PENNDOT is slow and not very reliable , for example comming out of Scranton on 84 , at mile maker 34 , they closed the road , routed us down 749 - 6 , and it got closed , I sat for 6 hours on highway 6 ..... CoDOT , WYDOT , UDOT are pretty easy to use and up to the minute .........If windows 7 could give me live update feeds based off of where was , it would make life easier .....
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I guess it is one of those things that can be your friend , or your worst enemy
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in some ways this is a good thing , specially for weather , I cant tell you how many storms i drove into not knowing how bad it is , and those ****ty signs saying tune to Station blah for weather info are **** ....... I use my laptop for road conditions , for example type in PENNDOT , then use search for winter road conditions ,Though PENNDOT is slow and not very reliable , for example comming out of Scranton on 84 , at mile maker 34 , they closed the road , routed us down 749 - 6 , and it got closed , I sat for 6 hours on highway 6 ..... CoDOT , WYDOT , UDOT are pretty easy to use and up to the minute .........If windows 7 could give me live update feeds based off of where was , it would make life easier .....
That's an interesting use of technologies.
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That's an interesting use of technologies.
big fleet truckers do have a system now called qualcom , it does everything a lap top will do , but you are still dealing with a dispatcher on road reports , windows 7 tech could by pass that squirrel headed bastard ( dispatcher) make things run alot smoother ........
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I have a few applications on my phone that are sort of similar, but not as robust as what you are describing...
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me and freeman were thinking of going with this http://www.qualcomm.com/products_ser...omnitracs.html
But the cost just isnt worth it for 2 trucks
PS , you can also get high speed broad band through this system , and that is the main reason we was thinking about it , we use a " load board" to find loads , we dont have a dispatcher per say so we have to hustle our own loads

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me and freeman were thinking of going with this http://www.qualcomm.com/products_ser...omnitracs.html
But the cost just isnt worth it for 2 trucks
PS , you can also get high speed broad band through this system , and that is the main reason we was thinking about it , we use a " load board" to find loads , we dont have a dispatcher per say so we have to hustle our own loads
Interesting spider. Really, that's cool stuff.
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