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CERN's Large Hadron Collider - the most complex machine humanity has ever constructed

This article is just full of mind blowing facts When they turn this machine on it might revolutionise the world Never heard of "traversable wormholes" Well, soon you might start hearing about them, as the world's most powerful particle accelerator becomes functional this spring - unleashing forces, capable of distorting not only space just like gravity distorts space around Earth, but also TIME CERN's Large Hadron Collider is set to become the very first time machine in hist

Stop Global warming - cut down the trees

New research has shown that cutting down trees, rather than planting new ones will help lower world temperatures As this goes in the face of popular global warming agendas, I wonder how much notice it will receive Where I live there are organizations planting trees on an industrial scale to receive "carbon credits" as they supposedly replace the pollution the businesses make Its a form of magical thinking I suspect TREES are good Good enough to hug Trees have a nifty bioche

Whats the scariest thing that can happen during an operation? - Waking up - happens to 30,000 people a year

High on the list of potential horror stories would have to be waking up during surgery, unable to move or communicate and felling the surgeons operating on your body They awake during surgery, unable to move or scream Some remember hearing their surgeons talk, and a few recall feeling intense pain 1 or 2 in every 1,000 surgery patients wake during surgery Anesthesia awareness occurs in 1 or 2 of every 1,000 surgical patients — possibly more often in children — a

Saturns rings are disappearing and the blue sky of the north pole can be seen

Peculiar things are happening to Saturn, every 15 or so years the planet tilts so that we see the rings edge on This gives the appearnace of them vanishing, and shows us the unusual blue North Pole We are experiencing a "ring plane crossing" with Saturn As Saturn goes around the sun, it periodically turns its rings edge-on to Earth—once every 14-to-15 years Because the rings are so thin, they can actually disappear when viewed through a small telescope In the months ah

Amazing plasma lightbulb runs as hot as the suns surface

Silicon Valley's Luxim has developed a lightbulb the size of a Tic Tac that gives off as much light as a streetlight CNET Newscom's Michael Kanellos talks to the company about its technology and its plans to expand into various markets The bulb has no wires going into it, and is 6000 Kelvin in temperature when running Thats the same tempeature as the surface of the sun This really is the lighting system of the future The new bulb outputs up to 12,000 lumens with a 20,000 hour

Soon America will have to pay Russia to go to the Space Station

In a monumental screwup America, which paid for and build most of the Space Station, will have to ask Russia to take them there for the years 2010 - to 2015, at the earliest Russia, in turn, will be able to charge whatever the like for the trip In 2 1/2 years, just as the station gets fully assembled, the United States will no longer have any spacecraft of its own capable of carrying astronauts and cargo to the station, in which roughly $100 billion is being invested The three sp

Welcome to the Blue Brain - worlds first artifical brain

These scientists are building a model of the human brain, in 10 years they expect it will be complete, with everything the human brain can do In the basement of a university in Lausanne, Switzerland sit four black boxes, each about the size of a refrigerator, and filled with 2,000 IBM microchips stacked in repeating rows Together they form the processing core of a machine that can handle 228 trillion operations per second It contains no moving parts and is eerily silent When the com

Identify this being - picture

Without reading below can you tell what this picture of Hint: its alive

Severely Autistic girl learns to use the computer - inside is an articulate, intelligent, emotive person

To everyones surprise an articulate emotive person emerged Carly Fleischman has severe autism and is unable to speak a word But thanks to years of expensive and intensive therapy, this 13-year-old has made a remarkable breakthrough Two years ago, working with pictures and symbols on a computer keyboard, she started typing and spelling out words The computer became her voice [quote]All of a sudden these words started to pour out of her, and it was an exciting moment because we didn

Candle flames in low gravity

Ever wonder what a candle flame looks like in no gravity With the gravity taken away, the flame loses it's appearance All forces acting upon the flame are now equal so the flame becomes symmetrical, ie a sphere the sphere will 'wobble' due to fluctuations in the air In the absence of buoyancy-driven convection, as in microgravity, the supply of oxygen and fuel vapor to the flame is controlled by the much slower process of molecular diffusion Where there is no "up" or "down,

Videos of perpetual motion machine - that confounds scientists

Facinating video of a perpetual motion machine using magentic fields that has confounded some scientists Worth watching Inventor Thane Heins was a college dropout who worked on his invention so obsessively that his wife kicked him out and he lost custody of his children If that’s not bad enough, he had difficulty getting scientists to take his idea seriously His invention is a perpetual motion machine, which is viewed by the scientific community as squarely belonging in the rea

A map of indigenous skin colors

This is interesting, a map of the skin color of indigenous people in the world I wonder if the lighter skin around the Congo, is related to the heavily forested region protecting the skin The twin role played by the skin – protection from excessive UV radiation and absorption of enough sunlight to trigger the production of vitamin D – means that people living in the lower latitudes, close to the Equator, with intense UV radiation, have developed darker skin to prote

Italian mozzarella cheese may be infected - Mafia not happy

Next time you get some genuine Italian mozzarella cheese think of those sick buffalo run by the Mafia The production of one of Italy's best known exports, mozzarella, is under threat from an infection spreading through herds of water buffalo The Italian government has set up an emergency commission to try and stop the spread of the disease, which affects milk production The plains of Campania, around Naples, are home to large buffalo herds [b]As much as 30% of the herd who

Silicone Based Chemical in Pizza Huts Cheese is Polymethylsiloxane

Pizza Hut cheese is not just cheese, its silicone! John Bunting details how Pizza Huts cheese supplier Leprino Foods uses a silicone-based industrial chemical in the patented manufacturing of Pizza Cheese That chemical Polymethylsiloxane has no FDA approval for use as a food ingredient Polymethylsiloxane is sold by Dow-Corning as Antifoam FG 10 THIS MATERIAL IS APPROVED BY FDA FOR USE IN FOOD PLANTS ONLY AS AN ANTI-FOAMING AGENT FOR BOILER WATER In its patented

Contact lens has electronic circuit built into it

This seems to have a huge area of interest for the military, imagine data passing before your eyes if you are flying or sighing equipment Movie characters from the Terminator to the Bionic Woman use bionic eyes to zoom in on far-off scenes, have useful facts pop into their field of view, or create virtual crosshairs Engineers at the University of Washington have for the first time used manufacturing techniques at microscopic scales to combine a flexible, biologically safe contact lens
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