Monday, December 22, 2008
Make it fly...I'm just saying.
Spray gigatons of seawater into the air, mainly in the, and let Mother Nature do the rest, he says.
The evaporating water, Ace said, would cool the Earth in multiple ways: First, the sprayed droplets would transform to water vapor, a change that absorbs thermal energy near ground level; then the rising vapor would condense into sunlight-reflecting clouds and cooling rain, releasing much of the stored energy into space in the form of infrared radiation.
McClatchy has followed Ace's work for three years and obtained a copy of his 2007 patent petition for what he calls "a colossal refrigeration system with a 100,000-fold performance multiplier."
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The team said that it first figured out people's individual brain patterns by showing them some 400 different still images."
Are you checking out that girls arse, will no longer be a question.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
The Visit: Elvis then showed up at the White House unannounced, packing two handguns - one for protection, the other as a gift for the president. After some thinking, officials let him inside with both guns in tote. At the extensively photographed meeting, Elvis showed Nixon his family photos and a collection of law enforcement badges. Later, Nixon awarded him a Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs badge, which listed Elvis' position as "Special Assistant."
Soon after Elvis' White House visit, the FBI gave him permits to carry firearms in every state so that he could take care of business whenever the mood struck. Pretty remarkable, considering that earlier in Elvis' career, J. Edgar Hoover had the FBI track the singer extensively. In fact, his FBI file ran more than 600 pages."
It's good to be the King.
"enables demo pilot Jameson to cruise through a workout without raising his heart rate. The instant he starts to pull down that weighted bar, sensors in each of his hand-grips register changes in torque. Without the exoskeleton's help, the sensors would show that he was trying to pull down about 100 pounds in each hand. But the goal of the system, Jacobsen explains, is to get the force on those sensors as close to zero as possible; to let the XOS do the work. "The XOS carries itself," he says, "and [Jameson] carries himself."
Batteries not included.
Saturday, December 06, 2008
"anyone with a home computer can explore the direct impact of consciousness on the physical world..."
It is simultaneously a research instrument, a personal development and exploration tool, and possibly the next generation of computer technology that interfaces machines directly to human consciousness.
Spooky action at a distance.
Friday, December 05, 2008
“It was the largest, most complex test we have ever done,” said Lt. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly, director of the Missile Defense Agency.General O’Reilly characterized the test as a success, but said the missile had not released planned countermeasures designed to try to confuse the interceptor.
I bet that makes Kim Jong Ill.
Precession of the wibble.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
"....virtual reality experiments show the brain can be tricked into believing it's outside the body."
"....researchers said subjects felt as if they were being poked in the chest—outside of their body.
“This was a bizarre, fascinating experience for the participants," Ehrsson said. "It felt absolutely real for them and was not scary. Many of them giggled and said ‘Wow, this is so weird.’”
"..."We've shown the body and self is somehow separate in the brain.."
Also available in pill form.
Scientists now have manipulated people's perceptions to make them think they have swapped bodies with another human or even a "humanoid body," experiencing the sensations that the other would feel and giving the illusion of being inside the other's body.
neuroscientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet succeeded in making subjects perceive the bodies of mannequins and other people as their own. The illusion also worked even when the two people differed in appearance or were of different sexes. It also worked whether the subject was immobile or was making voluntary movements.
However, it was not possible to fool the subjects into identifying with a non-humanoid object, such as a chair or a large block.
So for now it is still safe to hide as furniture.