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09/16/14 - Second Law of Thermodynamics isn’t so much a Law as a rule of thumb


Professor Dan Sheehan has been talking for a while about how the Second Law of Thermodynamics isn’t so much a Law as a rule of thumb, and he’s now got some pretty good data to demonstrate that he’s right. Go have a look at for more details. This is not a lone inventor in a back-shed telling us there’s a paradigm change on the way.

the basic idea here is that Hydrogen will dissociate more easily on hot Rhenium than hot Tungsten, thus if we have a foil of each metal in a container at a certain temperature, then there will be a gradient set up of H atoms between the two metals with more dissociated Hydrogen at the Rhenium side.

Since this takes energy to dissociate, and the recombination gives out energy, then the Tungsten will end up being hotter than the Rhenium and this temperature difference will be maintained without any outside interference. No energy is required to maintain this temperature difference, yet by using thermocouples we can make electricity from that temperature difference.

This is a different method of getting round 2LoT and getting energy from a single heat-sink than that of Robert Murray-Smith, and like RMS Dan Sheehan has recently got a result at room temperature. Although it is again a very small amount of power, it is real and well-measured.

These two demonstrations are indicative to me that there is work available from ambient energy without needing to burn fuel or use anything up. We just have to be somewhat cleverer than connecting a small motor and larger generator, or the other “traditional” methods tried to get Free Energy. It will likely be a while before any of these ideas produce a useful amount of energy, but that it can be done at all should make people re-think their attitude to 2LoT.

Liquid Air Engine - Air forms a liquid at -196c, and its constituent gases begin to boil at temperatures just above this. With his patented machine for producing large quantities of liquid air, Tripler claimed to be able to run an engine on nothing but thin air.

The initially sceptical reporter watched as Tipler poured his liquid air into the engine. His eyes widened as within seconds the piston began to pump vigorously, driving the flywheel; 'the little engine stood there in the middle of the room running apparently without motive power, making no noise and giving out no heat or smoke, and producing no ashes.'

It was indeed an 'almost inconceivable marvel', and Tipler confidently predicted that coal and woold would soon be redundant as fuels. As he reasonably point out, 'air is the cheapest material in the world.'

Still more revolutionary was his claim to be able to create more liquid air with his machine than it took to power the engine. That meant he had discovered the holy grail: a way of generating free power. Tesla's Self-Acting Engine - Second Law of Thermodynamics isn’t so much a Law as a rule of thumb

09/16/14 - Buddhist singing bowls for highly efficient solar cells
In completing his PhD at the University of Cambridge, Dr Niraj Lal found that just as the bowls cause sound to resonate, miniaturized versions can be made to interact with light in much the same way, inspiring solar cells better able to capture sunlight.

Previous research has established that light behaves differently when working at the nanoscale. Downsizing his bowl-inspired cells to this level, Lal, now working at ANU, was able to demonstrate a device with the ability to capture significantly more light and convert it to electricity.

"Current standard solar panels lose a large amount of light-energy as it hits the surface, making the panels’ generation of electricity inefficient," says Niraj. "But if the cells are singing bowl-shaped, then the light bounces around inside the cell for longer."

Niraj calls this process "plasmonic resonance"" and says his nanobowls perform at four times the efficiency of flat solar cells in the lab, which when made from single materials such as silicon have an efficiency of 25 percent.

Improvements have been made on flat, single structure solar cells by way of tandem devices that stack a number of cells on top of each other. With the cells made from different materials, each with their own light absorption properties, the device is able to catch a wider range of the solar spectrum, enhancing its overall efficiency.

We saw the value of this approach earlier this year, when researchers produced a multi-material, four-junction, four-terminal stacked solar cell that achieved efficiencies of 43.9 percent. - Buddhist singing bowls for highly efficient solar cells

09/16/14 - NAO robot drives its own car
KeelyNet Nao features a two-camera computer vision system, a sonar distance sensor, two infrared emitters and receivers, nine tactile and eight pressure sensors. Now, the li'l bot can also drive a car – if that car is its new miniature electric BMW Z4.

First of all, based on user commands and/or input from its various sensors, the robot itself does indeed steer the car – it doesn't just sit in it like Malibu Barbie in her convertible. The car is controlled by the NAO, a Laser Range Finder under the car will help you avoid obstacles, and implement SLAM algorithms for learning and mapping of the environment around the robot.

The vehicle has an integrated laser range finder linked to an onboard Arduino computer, which relays steering commands to the NAO in order to avoid hitting obstacles detected in its path.

Little else is currently available in the way of specs. If you're interested, though, you can pick up the robot and car together for US$9,990 – although if you use the discount code TechCrunchie2014 they're just $7,990, which is the usual price of the NAO on its own. - NAO robot drives its own car

09/16/14 - Magnetic Spleen Removes Ebola, HIV Viruses and Toxins From Blood
Harvard scientists have invented a new artificial spleen that is able to clear toxins, fungi and deadly pathogens such as Ebola from human blood, which could potentially save millions of lives. When antibiotics are used to kill them, dying viruses release toxins in the blood that begin to multiply quickly, causing sepsis, a life-threatening condition whereby the immune system overreacts, causing blood clotting, organ damage and inflammation.

To overcome this, researchers have invented a "biospleen", a device similar to a dialysis machine that makes use of magnetic nanobeads measuring 128 nanometres in diameter (one-five hundredths the width of a single human hair) coated with mannose-binding lectin (MBL), a type of genetically engineered human blood protein.

It can take days to identify which pathogen is responsible for infecting the blood but most of the time, the cause is not identified, while the onset of sepsis can be hours to days. Broad-spectrum antibiotics with sometimes devastating side effects are used and currently over eight million people die from the condition worldwide annually.

"Even with the best current treatments, sepsis patients are dying in intensive care units at least 30% of the time," said Dr Mike Super, senior staff scientist at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, which led the research. "We need a new approach."

The MBL on the nanobeads binds itself to toxins and pathogens, which can then be pulled out of the blood by the device through two hollow channels connected by a series of slits, with one channel containing flowing blood, while the other contains a saline solution that collects and removes the pathogens that travel through the slits.

The scientists tested their device by cleaning human blood that had been spiked with different pathogens and when blood flowed through a single device at the rate of 500ml to 1 litre an hour, over 90% of key pathogens were removed. To speed up the device for human use, many devices can be linked together to clean the blood at a faster rate.

The researchers also tested the bio-spleen on rats that had been infected by toxins and viruses such as E. coli and S. aureus. After just five hours of filtering, 90% of the toxins and pathogens had been removed from the rats' bloodstreams and 90% of the treated rats survived.

Biospleens could be used in the future to treat patients suffering from viral diseases such as HIV and Ebola, where a person's survival depends on how quickly the amount of virus in the blood can be lowered to a negligible level. - Magnetic Spleen Removes Ebola, HIV Viruses and Toxins From Blood

09/16/14 - 5 Ways to Start a Fire, Using Water
In this video you'll see how to;

- Start a fire using an old light bulb and water
- Get tinder smoldering using plastic wrap and water
- Make a hands free liquid lens with a picture frame and plastic wrap
- Ignite tinder using a water bottle
- Start a blazing fire by reacting water and sodium

WARNING: Under certain conditions, an open flame can grow to an uncontrollable, blazing fire. This may result in serious injury, burns, property damage, forrest fires, grass fires, and even death. Use of video content is at own risk. (Thanks Norm for the headsup! - JWD) - 5 Ways to Start a Fire, Using Water

09/16/14 - The Prudential Dominoes Experiment
Could the money in your pocket make an impact on your retirement? We built a 30-foot tall domino to demonstrate how even small investments can grow over time. The results are pretty surprising. - The Prudential Dominoes Experiment

09/16/14 - 3D-printed Car by Local Motors - The Strati
The Strati will be 3D-printed in just 44 hours, in one piece, using direct digital manufacturing. The design for the 3D-printed car was first submitted during the Local Motors 3D-printed Car Design Challenge when over 200 entries were accepted from a massive online community of designers and engineers. The winning design will heavily influence the look and feel of the Strati 3D-printed car. - 3D-printed Car by Local Motors - The Strati

09/16/14 - Why batteries go bad

09/16/14 - Co-flowing liquids to stabilize 'whipping' in microfluidic jets

09/16/14 - Solid Light Is an Actual Thing, the Result of Crystallization

09/16/14 - 30 times faster hydrogen production

09/16/14 - Warning Against Tech-Enabled "Orwellian" World

09/16/14 - Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery

09/16/14 - Prohibiting Laser Blinding

09/16/14 - Amazing new Rife Frequencies and the Spooky2

09/16/14 - Is a 300% increase in Crohn’s disease caused by wireless?

09/16/14 - You Should Be Terrified of Superintelligent Machines

09/16/14 - Solar-powered 'supertrees'

09/16/14 - Sun "Mystery" Physicists Cannot Explain

09/16/14 - Compressions, The Hydrogen Atom, and Phase Conjugation

09/16/14 - Processed Salt and your Health

09/16/14 - DIY Science Projects

09/16/14 - Woven Refugee Tents Get Their Power from the Sun

09/16/14 - Hawaii protocols for extraterrestrial contact

09/16/14 - BP and the Three Stooges Defense

09/16/14 - Buckyballs and diamondoids create molecule-sized diode

09/16/14 - G-Pod shipping container house

09/16/14 - Secrets in the Solar system

09/16/14 - The People

09/16/14 - Sex in the Ancient World


09/12/14 - Undeniable Footage Of Jet Aircraft Spraying
The extremely compelling footage in this 3 minute video should be yet another powerful tool to be used in the battle to awaken the sleeping masses to what is occurring over their heads day in and day out.

The sprayed disbursements that are clearly occurring behind this jet tanker can not be rationally denied. All of us must help with the challenge of bringing awareness to this dire issue. My most sincere thanks to Tom Anderson and Anubis 420 for catching this very valuable film footage.

Comment #1; "It's very obvious that this plane is spraying something. Please share this with anyone who still thinks the sky is full of contrails."

Comment #2; "The sky has been so bad lately. I can barely make out the Fremont hills when I'm traveling towards them and only one mile away. I can only see the outline of the mountains but the rest the mountain has a thick silver haze wrapped around it. Its like this from one end of the bay to the next as I drive everywhere, daily. Its not fog, there are no fires and its not smog."

Comment #3; "It is the same way in Colorado Springs, CO, It feels like I am at the ocean, I grew up in the San Fernando Valley in California. There have been many foggy days here even in summertime we can't see the mountains clear like we used to. No one seems to question the bizarre weather, the deception is mind boggling to me."

Comment #4; "I have seen the spray everywhere. In honduras, guatemala, panama, japan, mexico, jamaica, hawaii. On the islands they are very good at hiding it. they spray upwind and let the wind carry it over the island. Great example look at Rics webcam in Negril and it is no longer facing the sunset. The island sunsets are now always 'chemed up' making it just a hazy blur. Sun is now white hot."

Comment #5; "I don't like being sprayed like a bug."

Who is behind this and why? Don't they realize the damage they are creating? What can be done to stop this tampering with air and soil that is common to all of us? Have we no say in the matter? Do we have to shoot them down??? - JWD - Undeniable Footage Of Jet Aircraft Spraying

09/12/14 - Finally, A Working Jet Pack (don't trip)
It’s one of the proposed solutions to the 4MM (4 Minute Mile) project, which is part of the ASU Program called iProjects, which brings students and industry together to solve problems. The 4MM project is trying to find a way to make any soldier able to run the 4 minute mile — quite ambitious, but DARPA is actually working on it with [Jason]!

The whole rig only weighs 13lbs and features two electric turbines which provide the thrust. They originally tested the concept by seeing if you could pull a person with an electric golf cart around a track to make them run faster — turns out, you can. Further more scientific testing led them to find that there is a specific thrust to body-weight ratio that works best, with the direction of thrust about 25 degrees below horizontal.

Through clinical testing they found that the jet pack is able to increase running speeds while maintaining a lower heart rate — and that’s with the extra weight of the jet pack. A 200m dash was completed in 25.27 seconds with the jet pack, and 29.82 without.

As for the 4 minute mile? One of their test subjects can run it in 5 minutes 20 seconds, or 5 minutes 2 seconds with the jet pack — unfortunately they aren’t quite there yet.

Imagine those dual fans powering a person who weighs only a couple of pounds by dimming gravity? Try the 1 minute mile or faster. So far, 5 forward thinkers believe it is possible and have kindly contributed to my current gravity dimming project, guess most just don't get it. But I will continue regardless and thanks to those who are supporting my efforts. - JWD - Finally, A Working Jet Pack (don't trip)

09/12/14 - Water Vortexing Machine
Rube Goldberg Lives! I do it redneck style with a 50 cent plastic 'vortex tube' or 'tornado tube' from ebay and a couple of 2 liter bottles...K.I.S.S. - Water Vortexing Machine

09/12/14 - Phosphenes for Enlightenment


Until quite recently, I thought that the term "enlightenment" was a metaphor. But I met an individual who suggested that the word accurately describes the sensation when one remembers that they are something other than their human body. The phenomenon of "seeing light" with the mind is what happens when the reality of our non-material being is interpreted by our brain.

Dr. Francis Lefebure is a medical doctor and devout Zoroastrian who has studied the Eleusinian Mysteries. He saw the similarities of this technique in many ancient religions whose aim is enlightenment. According to Dr. Lefebure, this method would have produced an after-image on the retina which would have persisted for a time as the rods and cones regained their neural equilibrium. It would also have persisted in the stimulation of the brain's visual cortex -- a process he identified as "phosphenes".

In his research, he noted that when this method was combined with meditative thought and rhythm there was a dramatic psychological change. Short of achieving enlightenment, Dr. Lefebure went on to develop this discovery to improve concentration, help children study and allow troubled patients to relax. But a review of history shows that this phosphene technique is really capable of much more.

The phosphene method was used by Michel de Nostredame, Nostradamus, in the 1500s, to see the future. It is obvious that he did not invent this method himself but it shows that staring at a bright source of light was a legitimate way to connect with the "other side."

The technique is the same as phosphenes -- after staring at the light, the source is extinguished leaving an after-image that, together with meditation, results in the ability to have a vision of "the other side", from which we can "see" the true reality of our being and temporal circumstance. A bowl of water can be used, but a reflective mirror, crystal ball, a puddle of water, a stream or even the ocean can successfully reflect the light of the Sun or Moon and produce the same results with the proper meditation.

Modern psychologists have found that wall-gazing is a great way to induce alpha in both its upper and lower (and even upper theta) frequency ranges. It was the first hint at what was likely going on in the mind of the initiates and what these phosphenes were actually doing.

In this technique, called 'ganzfeld' -- a German word which means complete field -- alpha waves are generated by staring at a blank, preferably white, bright visual field and holding the eyes steadily upon it. A white-wall fulfills this condition.

All that is necessary is that the wall occupy the complete field of vision so that distractions are eliminated. Once the vision of the bright wall has saturated the retina, the eyes are closed, revealing the phosphene. At this moment the appropriate meditation is introduced and the mind's eye becomes full of visions. This technique is so powerful a generator of alpha that it is practiced by monks even today.

So here it is: The phosphene method saturates the midline visual field with intense light. It is almost an overload. Visual data is sent to both hemispheres simultaneously. The visual cortex stimulates the entire hemisphere. The visual data is coherent, with minimal variation in form, color or motion and the involvement of both hemispheres in synchronous. By closing the eyes, attention is shifted from the external world to the inner one and, with pre-requisite meditation and preparation to be receptive of the truth, the real self is experienced as light.

Hack your Brain - Although we typically associate such phenomena with powerful drugs like LSD or mescaline, it's easy to fling open the doors of perception without them: All it takes is a basic understanding of how the mind works. The first thing to know is that the mind isn't a mirror, or even a passive observer of reality. Much of what we think of as being out there actually comes from in here, and is a byproduct of how the brain processes sensation. In recent years scientists have come up with a number of simple tricks that expose the artifice of our senses, so that we end up perceiving what we know isn't real - tweaking the cortex to produce something uncannily like hallucinations. Perhaps we hear the voice of someone who is no longer alive, or feel as if our nose is suddenly 3 feet long. - Phosphenes for Enlightenment

09/12/14 - The Reason Dead Batteries Bounce
For the last few years, very well-informed people have been able to tell if an alkaline battery is good or not simply by dropping them. When dropped from an inch or two above a hard surface, a good battery won’t bounce, and will sometimes land standing up. A dead battery, on the other hand, will bounce. Thanks to [Lee] and a few of his friends, we now know why this happens.

While hanging out with a few of his buddies, [Lee] was able to condense all the arguments on why dead batteries bounce to two theories. The first theory, the ‘bounce theory’ said dead batteries had an increase in outgassing in the battery, increasing the pressure in the battery, which increases the spring constant of the battery itself. The second theory, the ‘anti-bounce theory’, said the gel-like properties of the electrolyte worked as a sort of mass damper.

[Lee] designed an experiment to test the outgassing ‘bounce theory’ of bouncing batteries. Instead of dropping a battery, an object – in this case a brass slug – was dropped onto both good and bad batteries. There was no difference. Even after holes were drilled to vent any gasses inside the battery, the brass slug bounced off both good and bad batteries the same way.

This means the reason dead alkaline batteries bounce is due to the electrolyte. [Lee] cut open a few AA cells and found the electrolyte in a good battery was a mushy mess of chemicals. In the dead battery, this same electrolyte hardened into a solid mass. [Lee] compares this to an anti-bounce hammer.

Finally, more than a year after most of us learned about bouncing dead batteries thanks to [Dave Jones]‘ video, we have an answer. It’s a chemical change in the electrolyte that turns it from a goo to a solid that makes dead batteries bounce. - The Reason Dead Batteries Bounce

09/12/14 - Pendulum Wave Demonstration using Bowling Balls
This is a large-scale demonstration of the interaction between period and pendulum length, using 16 bowling balls hung from a wooden frame.

The length of time it takes a ball to swing back and forth one time to return to its starting position is dependent on the length of the pendulum, not the mass of the ball. A longer pendulum will take longer to complete one cycle than a shorter pendulum.

The lengths of the pendula in this demonstration are all different and were calculated so that in about 2:40, the balls all return to the same position at the same time - in that 2:40, the longest pendulum (in front) will oscillate (or go back and forth) 50 times, the next will oscillate 51 times, and on to the last of the 16 pendula which will oscillate 65 times.

Try counting how many times the ball in front swings back and forth in the time it takes the balls to line up again, and then count how many times the ball in back swings back and forth in the same time (though it's much harder to keep your eye on the ball in back!)

This large frame is built from wood and is outdoors, which means it expands, contracts, and flexes. Because the position of the frame changes, the cycle lengths are not perfectly aligned.

Variable energy loss due to air friction and the striking of the pipe at the bottom (which creates the music) also contribute to differences. Over time, the minor differences become more pronounced. - Pendulum Wave Demonstration using Bowling Balls

09/12/14 - Ebola breakout coincided with UN vaccine campaigns
The ebola pandemic began in late February in the former French colony of Guinea while UN agencies were conducting nationwide vaccine campaigns for three other diseases in rural districts. The simultaneous eruptions of this filovirus virus in widely separated zones strongly suggests that the virulent Zaire ebola strain (ZEBOV) was deliberately introduced to test an antidote in secret trials on unsuspecting humans.

The cross-border escape of ebola into neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia indicates something went terribly wrong during the illegal clinical trials by a major pharmaceutical company. Through the lens darkly, the release of ebola may well have been an act biowarfare in the post-colonial struggle to control mineral-rich West Africa.

Earlier this year, rural residents eagerly stood in line to receive vaccinations from foreign-funded medical programs. Since the cover-up of the initial outbreak, however, panicked West Africans rural folk are terrified of any treatment from international aid programs for fear of a rumored genocide campaign.

The mass hysteria is also fueled in a region traditionally targeted by Western pedophiles by the fact that filovirus survives longer in semen than in other body fluids, a point that resulted in murderous attacks on young men believed to be homosexuals. Ebola detonated fear and loathing, and perhaps that is exactly the intended objective of a destabilization strategy.

This ongoing series of investigative journalism reports on the ebola crisis exposes how West Africans are largely justified in their distrust of the Western aid agencies that unleashed, whether by mistake or deliberate intent, the most virulent virus known to man. - Ebola breakout coincided with UN vaccine campaigns

09/12/14 - Weird, wonderful, amazing and rare low cost eBooks, CDs and DVDs
KeelyNet You can download any mix of our eBooks or order collections on CD to save money.

We also have unusual DVDs that you might find of interest. Here is your chance to build your library and your understanding of how the universe works.

And our eBook Collections include John Worrell Keely, Walter Russell, Chandra Bose, Rejuvenation, Homeopathy and Learning to Draw to build your skills, and much, much more.

Your purchases help support Keelynet, so thanks! - JWD - Check out Vanguard Sciences or try a Mexistim

09/12/14 - Border crisis threatens U.S. existence

09/12/14 - Bama not eligible to work in the US

09/12/14 - bama Using Cloward-Piven Strategy to Collapse the System

09/12/14 - The Wooden Bowl

09/12/14 - Our Final Invention - AI and the end of the human era

09/12/14 - Synaptic Perturbation and Consciousness

09/12/14 - To Prison for Poverty

09/12/14 - 27 years' worth of satellite pictures as GIFs

09/12/14 - Who Owns Asteroid Rights?

09/12/14 - Terahertz Night Vision Can See Through Walls, Skin

09/12/14 - Reverse Diabetes in 30 days with Raw Food?

09/12/14 - Student debt… and we wonder is wrong

09/12/14 - Cayenne Pepper with OJ for sore throat

09/12/14 - Millions of Dead Fish Mysteriously Surface in Lake in Mexico

09/12/14 - Repackaged electrostatic 'New' tabletop motor

09/12/14 - Flying man with 'crown' in Spain

09/12/14 - The Star Trek Story from BBC

09/12/14 - Electric Ion SmartScooter

09/12/14 - Boeing's laser weapon works through rain, fog, or wind

09/12/14 - Alarmist Youtubes

09/12/14 - Off Switch For Multiple Sclerosis, Fixes Immune System

09/12/14 - Illegal Immigrant-Related Pandemic Diseases Are Appearing in the US

09/12/14 - Steps to secure a Land Patent

09/12/14 - 'Anti-router' stops WIFI to drones, cameras, and Google Glass

09/12/14 - Watch What Happens When Guns Are Banned

09/12/14 - Living Underwater for $10 million

09/12/14 - Scientists regenerate rat muscle tissue using Scaffolds

09/12/14 - Homo Eroticism and the Naked Barber


09/08/14 - One Million Euros Prize to Overcome Gravity
KeelyNet The "Göde reward for gravity research" is an innovative prize. The intent of this prize is to influence gravity with presently unknown methods. Applicants must successfully design, construct and complete an experiment with specified performance characteristics.

A 20 gram (~.7 ounces) heavy device or the assembly itself, is required to float freely at least 1 minute at a minimum distance of 10 cm (about 4 inches) from any surface.

Applicants must submit an operating assembly that is capable to prove that the experiment exclusively has direct influence on gravity.

Experiments, that deviate from the target setting, but reveal a clear effect regarding gravity (gravity impulse), can be submitted. The committee decides, if the experiment can participate unscheduled. Applicants cannot claim acceptance.

Levitation effects, based on traditional effects such as aerodynamic, magnetism or electricity are excluded. Experiments which fully and/or partly lead back to traditional standards are subject for selection by the committees decision. The proposed device will be reproduced and tested for performance and functionality by the Wissenschafts-Stiftung. (Thanks Joel for the headsup. - JWD) - One Million Euros Prize to Overcome Gravity

09/08/14 - Don't Cry
Indigo Children with a better understanding of how life works. - Don't Cry

09/08/14 - The Mars Underground 2014
Comment #1; "Mars is a waste of time and money. why go to a desert with no air? spend the money on advanced propulsion and tech to go further. to habitable earth like planets."

Comment #2; "No way to terraform Mars. Without a planetary EM field, any atmosphere you create will boil away to space. If you think about it, planets seem to be custom engineered to commit mass murder. There have been many mass extinctions throughout Earths history and they will likely continue to occur. Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, landslides, hurricanes, etc..."

Comment #4; "What is the point of going exploring Mars..when Earth is dying because of us. Why can't these scientists realise we have to take care of our planet FIRST ?! What would be the point of studiing space exploration if humans can't sustain themselves. This is ridiculous."

Comment #5; "Mars would be free of the shackles of religion and therefore could be governed for the good of knowledge and life. As opposed to ignorance and death, as it is when religion's cancerous influence infects proceedings." - The Mars Underground 2014

09/08/14 - The Street Store
The world's first rent-free, premises-free, free 'pop-up clothing store' for the homeless, found entirely on the street and curated by you. Download our open-source files and host your own Street Store on - The Street Store

09/08/14 - The Pale Blue Dot
Sagan on how precious and apparently unique our Earth is and why we should take care of it. - The Pale Blue Dot

09/08/14 - Will Propane-Making Bacteria Revolutionize Energy?
A team of researchers led by Patrik Jones of the University of Turku in Finland, however, believes they have invented a better method. Instead of gasoline, they focused on propane. Why? Because propane has the distinct advantage of being easily converted from gas to liquid (and back). Thus, as the bacteria release gaseous propane, the authors argue it should be easy to capture and store it as a liquid. Additionally, because propane does not build up in the culture medium, it will not inhibit the growth of the bacteria.

To create their tiny fuel manufacturers, the authors had to design a propane biosynthetic pathway that does not exist in E. coli. To do so, they borrowed genes from multiple bacteria: Bacteroides fragilis, Mycobacterium marinum, Bacillus subtilis, and Prochlorococcus marinus.

There are three big lessons from this research:

First, it is time for anti-GMO activists to grow up and accept biotechnology. The future of everything from food and medicine to renewable energy and high-tech materials will rely on it.

Second, the potential of synthetic biology (recently discussed in the journal Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology) may be limited merely by our imagination. Already, synthetic biology has been used by bioengineers to create genetic logic gates -- a useful technology for biosensors and biological computers -- and by systems biologists to further decipher the complexity of the cell.

Finally, the benefit of basic research is unforeseeable.

Most likely, the scientists who figured out how these obscure metabolic pathways worked never became famous nor expected their research to change the world. And yet it just might. (Thanks Bert for the headsup. - JWD) - Will Propane-Making Bacteria Revolutionize Energy?

09/08/14 - Kinda Racist? Try Diet Racism!
Do you think it's only fair that there be a White History Month? Then we've got the soda for you! - Kinda Racist? Try Diet Racism!

09/08/14 - Collecting energy from traffic
With the invention of a new paving technology, clean energy could be extracted from traffic. Italian engineers also promise an offset of CO2 emissions and better safety on roads.

Cutting edge technology called Lybra is a tire-like rubber paving, which is designed to convert the kinetic energy produced by vehicles into electric energy. It has been developed by an Italian start-up “Underground Power”, founded in February 2011.

It is a device 10 cm in height, 3 meters wide and 1 meter long. As scientists suggest, Lybra can be installed in various places of deceleration – at traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, roundabouts and parking lots.

Developed in cooperation with the Polytechnic University of Milan, Lybra operates on the principle that a braking car dissipates kinetic energy. The edge-cutting technology, in its turn, is able to collect, convert this energy into electricity and pass it on to the electricity grid. In addition to improving road safety, the device upgrades and promotes sustainability of road traffic.

A test strip was set up in Milan this summer and the company's technical director, Silvio Doni, says the "system is completely safe even in the most critical conditions," as it is made of materials that can withstand up to 60 tons of load.

According to the team of engineers, a chain of 10 devices located at a rather busy roundabout would be able to produce 100 thousand kWh per year. Just to compare, the same quantity of energy is produced by 19 tons of oil – that’s enough to meet the annual power needs of about 40 families. - Collecting energy from traffic

09/08/14 - DIY One-Penny Darkfield Illumination Filter

09/08/14 - Variables of nature

09/08/14 - Small Farmers Are Feeding The World on Less Land

09/08/14 - Dark Lightning

09/08/14 - If You're an American you should see THIS (2009)

09/08/14 - Does the soul weigh 21 grams?

09/08/14 - Solar Dish Frying Birds

09/08/14 - Scientific Way Your Friends Are Basically Family

09/08/14 - Middle school football players execute life-changing play

09/08/14 - Meryl Streep on Beauty

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KeelyNet For over 12 years now, I have slept over a 3 X 4 foot wirescreen which is connected to my Mexistim on my nightstand. I leave it on all the time using the included AC/DC adapter. It uses very little electricity.

It helps me get a deep, healing sleep and I think of it as 'health maintenance' because of all the effects listed below which I have noticed from using this device.

There are now three Mexistim versions, the K.I.S.S. (green) model which is a direct clone of the machine used on over 10,000 people, the Basic I (red) model which uses 3vdc to the screen switching at about 15 minute cycles and the Universal II (blue) model which offers 8 options allowing you to choose between 3vdc or 4.5vdc, 3 or 15 minute switching times (approximate) and other settings so you can try what works best for you.

KeelyNet 1) Restful, sound sleep
..2) Increased red cell count
...3) Elimination of seasonal allergies
....4) Increased overall energy
.....5) No headaches
......6) No stomach pains or aches
.......7) No muscle pains
........8) Weight loss
.........9) Increase urination
.........10) Lighter color, less smelly urine

Now with free shipping to USA and Canada!

I wouldn't endorse or sell it if it didn't work for me and others who have reported their experiences. You can read more about the Mexistim units and buy one if you'd like at the following link. Thank you very much for your purchase! - JWD - Mexistim Website


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