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5.4 Earthquake in LA, just a small sample of what is to come

July 29, 2008

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The quake was 7.6 miles deep and was felt more than 100 miles away. … As of 12:03 p.m. local time, 16 aftershocks had been recorded, ranging from 1.4 to 3.8 in magnitude, according to the USGS Web site. – bloomberg … The jolt was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego, and slightly in […]

Clean Energy Economy

July 29, 2008

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Thousands of new companies, millions of new jobs, and billions in revenue generated by solutions to the climate crisis — this is the clean energy economy we can adopt with today’s technologies, resources, know-how, and leadership from our elected officials. Although our reliance on fossil fuels has created global warming, we now have the opportunity […]

Happy Birthday, NASA. Are Hoagland and Bara nuts?

July 29, 2008

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… Few people are aware that NASA was formed as a national defense agency adjunct empowered to keep information classified and secret from the public at large. Even fewer people are aware of the hard evidence that secret brotherhoods quietly dominate NASA, with policies far more aligned with ancient religious and occult mystery schools than […]

Cuil not a Google killer – yet

July 29, 2008

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Try http://www.cuil.com/ By Yi-Wyn Yen With hours of being launched Monday, Cuil – a new search engine created by former top Google engineers – was already being touted in the blogosphere as the next Google killer. But unless Cuil (pronounced ‘cool’) can develop an ad platform to rival Google’s, Cuil will have a difficult time […]

DOJ: Former aide broke law in hiring scandal

July 29, 2008

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Top aides to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales broke the law by letting politics influence the hiring of career prosecutors and immigration judges at the Justice Department, says an internal report released Monday. Gonzales was largely unaware of the hiring decisions by two of his most trusted aides, according to the report by Justice’s Office […]

An Interview with Jacques Vallee

July 29, 2008

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Listen to the podcast on binnallofamerica: Episode #331: Jacques Vallee :: Alien Contact Trilogy and Messengers of Deception Sunday, July 20, 2008 5:00 PM Jacques Vallee was born in France, where he received a B.S. in mathematics at the Sorbonne and an M.S. in astrophysics at Lille University. Coming to the U.S. as an astronomer […]

The Science Behind Owning a Universe

July 29, 2008

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“At the level of subatomic particles the world is governed by quantum physics. Quantum theory is the most successful scientific theory ever: more successful than Newton’s laws or Einstein’s relativity! The evidence that it correctly describes reality is simply overwhelming. Yet quantum theory is very strange and goes against most of our fundamental beliefs about […]

Where did all the anti-matter go?

July 29, 2008

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Today, physicists conducting the BaBar experiment at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), a Department of Energy laboratory operated by Stanford University, announced exciting new results demonstrating a dramatic difference in the behavior of matter and antimatter … When the universe began with the big bang, matter and antimatter were present in equal amounts. But […]

Bizarre frog tunes ears to specific frequencies

July 29, 2008

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… University of Illinois professor Albert Feng says the frog known as “Odorrana tormota” is the only known animal that actively selects what frequencies it hears. He pointed out that the frogs seem to possess an ability to tune in to specific sound frequencies as circumstances change. For instance, when the low frequency background noise […]

Mother Ship Unveiled for $200,000 Place in Space

July 29, 2008

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After years of secretive construction, Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic presented the first stage of its commercial launch platform, White Knight Two, today at the Mojave Air and Space Port. – wired British entrepreneur and adventurer Richard Branson on Monday took the wraps off an aircraft that, for $200,000 a seat, may someday take tourists […]

Americans ditching the car

July 29, 2008

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Americans drove 9.6 billion fewer miles in May compared with a year earlier, according to a report Monday from the Federal Highway Administration. “We have seen the longest decline in vehicular miles traveled since we started collecting this data,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters in a conference call with reporters. Peters said that […]

Trees with rabbit genes accelerate cleaning of soil

July 29, 2008

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This is from 2007, but still interesting. Genes of different species don’t mix naturally, but they are similar enough that we can mix them in laboratories. We can even mix DNA between plants and animals with useful results. Genetically modified plants that can break down pollutants may be an effective way to clean soil contaminated […]