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The Pentagon Unveils Avatar Fighter Jets and Micro-Drone Swarms

Submitted by: Odio @ 11:16 PM | Thursday, March 17, 2016 | (url: http://futurism.c...)

MILITARY DRONE SWARMS

The Pentagon has declassified a video showing an F-16 fighter jet releasing micro-drones while flying at 430mph. This footage was taken last summer in Alaska while the Pentagon was conducting secret tests on the new prototypes.

These micro-drones can be launched from a fighter jets flare dispensers. They come encased in canisters that parachute to the ground after launching. The canisters then break open, releasing the drones which then come together to form a swarm.

The test flight was conducted by a secretive Pentagon organization called the Strategic Capabilities Office, which launched in the summer of 2012 with a directive to develop technologies to counter strategic threats posed by other nations.

The Pentagon has yet to say what these drone swarms will be used for, but its suggested that they could be a cheap way to undertake surveillance missions.

THE STRATEGIC CAPABILITIES OFFICE
The organization has been working in secret since its founding, its activities only recently disclosed to the American public after Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter unveiled its existence during a preview of his proposed budget for 2017, which detailed a $902 million funding plan for the SCO.

This disclosure had some at the Pentagon concerned, but SCO Director William Roper said that Secretary Carter sought clearance to reveal some of the classified information in an effort make a statement to potential adversaries.

I have been in the classified, black world for my whole career, so all of this is new for me and I really wish I could go back, said Roper, who had worked in missile defense. You cant win wars if everything is outside the doors, but you cant deter wars if everything is behind


There's hope for Ender yet!

Submitted by: Odio @ 08:21 PM | Monday, March 14, 2016 | (url: http://medicalxpr...)

Today, there is only one class of antiviral medicines against herpesvirusesa family of viruses that cause mononucleosis, herpes, and shingles, among other illnesses - meaning options for treating these infections are limited. If viruses become resistant to these frontline treatments, a growing problem particularly in clinical settings, there are no alternative drugs to serve as backup.
In a search for new drugs to treat viral infections, scientists from the University of Utah School of Medicine found that a medicine routinely used to treat heart failure, spironolactone, has an unexpected ability to block infection by Epstein Barr virus (EBV), a herpesvirus that causes mono and is associated with several human cancers. They find that the drug's antiviral properties stem from its ability to block a key step in viral infection that is common to all herpesviruses. Spironolactone's target is distinct from that of existing drugs, revealing that it could be developed into a new class of anti-herpesvirus drug.
"It's remarkable that a drug we have used safely in the clinic for over 50 years is also an effective EBV inhibitor," says senior author Sankar Swaminathan, M.D., chief of infections disease at University of Utah Health Care and professor of internal medicine. "It goes to show how basic research can reveal things we would never have found otherwise." In collaboration with research assistant professor of internal medicine Dinesh Virma, Ph.D., and Jacob Thompson, he published the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Microsoft closes Lionhead, Fable: Legends cancelled

Submitted by: Amadeus @ 01:53 PM | Monday, March 7, 2016 | (url: http://news.xbox....)

Today, I have some difficult changes to announce that affect some of our Microsoft Studios teams and projects in the UK and Denmark.

After much consideration we have decided to cease development on Fable Legends, and are in discussions with employees about the proposed closure of Lionhead Studios in the UK. Additionally, we will close Press Play Studios in Denmark, and sunset development on Project Knoxville.

These have been tough decisions and we have not made them lightly, nor are they a reflection on these development teams we are incredibly fortunate to have the talent, creativity and commitment of the people at these studios. The Lionhead Studios team has delighted millions of fans with the Fable series over the past decade. Press Play imbued the industry with a unique creative spirit behind games like Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Kalimba, which both captured passionate fans. These changes are taking effect as Microsoft Studios continues to focus its investment and development on the games and franchises that fans find most exciting and want to play.

I speak for all of Xbox when I say that despite this news, we remain committed to the development communities in the UK and Europe, and Xbox will continue to support new IP and originality in the games we offer on our platforms, whether theyre AAA blockbusters like Quantum Break from Remedy, adventurous new IPs like Sea of Thieves from Rare, or unique new creations from independent developers like Moon Studios with Ori.

We have nothing but heart-felt thanks for the members of Lionhead and Press Play for their contributions to Xbox and gaming. We are committed to working closely with those affected by todays news to find them new opportunities at Xbox, or partnering with the broader development community to help place them in jobs elsewhere in the games industry should they desire.

Well shit. There goes a bit of gaming history.


Thousands of ancient Egyptian texts have just been deciphered, revealing hangover cur

Submitted by: Odio @ 03:57 PM | Friday, March 4, 2016 | (url: http://www.scienc...)

In January 1897, British archaeology students Bernard Grenfell and Arthur Hunt dug into what they thought was a simple sand dune at the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, about 200 km south of Cairo.

Pretty soon they realised there was nothing simple about what they were excavating - theyd uncovered an ancient rubbish dump, from which more than 500,000 fragments of Egyptian papyrus were eventually extracted. But the problem with finding so many documents is that someone actually has to read them all.

Between 1898 and 2012, academics managed to transcribe just over 5,000 of the 500,000 documents that are now housed by the Sackler Library in Oxford and owned by the Egypt Exploration Society in London. That means it took them more than a century to transcribe 1 percent of the documents.

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Mysterious repeating radio signals have been detected coming from outside our galaxy

Submitted by: Odio @ 10:36 PM | Thursday, March 3, 2016 | (url: http://www.scienc...)

Astronomers have detected repeating blasts of radio signals coming from deep space. These short-lived signals are known as 'fast radio bursts' (FRBs), and although we've heard them before, they were always thought to be one-off events coming from random locations. But for the first time ever, researchers have now heard repeating signals, all emanating from a single unknown source outside our galaxy.

Ten blasts all coming from the same direction were detected last year in May and June - and when the astronomers looked back at the data, they found that another FRB in 2012 had originated from the same place, suggesting that something is happening there regularly to produce the extremely short and intense signals. We know what you're thinking right now (and we don't blame you), but let's be clear up-front that there are a whole lot of possible explanations for these strange bursts outside of aliens.

Ever since FRBs were first discovered back in 2007, astronomers have been unsuccessfully searching for any sign of them coming from the same spot twice - something that would help them figure out what the hell was causing them.

But last November, Paul Scholz from McGill University in Canada was going through months of old data collected by the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, and spotted some unusual patterns - six FRBs arriving within just 10 minutes of each other, and four more spread out, all coming from the same place.

"I knew immediately that the discovery would be extremely important in the study of FRBs," he said.

Researchers don't have enough data to pinpoint exactly where the bursts are coming from, but the team is pretty sure they're from outside our galaxy, based on the amount of plasma they dispersed while getting here. That's a pretty complicated measurement, but basically the 10 newly detected FRBs, as well as the 2012 burst, all had three times the maximum dispersion measure that you'd expect from a source within the Milky Way.

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RANDOM COOL WESBITE OF THE DAY.ISSUE#1

Submitted by: ZooL @ 04:56 PM | Thursday, March 3, 2016 | (url: http://www.jsan9....)

ITS GETTING BORED AROUND HERE. NEED SOMETHING NEW.

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Juicing Is Bad for You and the Earth

Submitted by: Odio @ 08:02 AM | Saturday, February 27, 2016 | (url: http://www.thedai...)

Theres a reason your mother told you to eat your vegetables, not juice them.
But no one seems to be listening these days. According to IBIS World, the market for juices and smoothies is $2 billion annually and expected to grow by hundreds of millions of dollars over the next few years. You can scarcely go a week without hearing about a coworker or celebrity being on a juice cleanse, either.
Juicing is not just another fad though: it is a privileged, wasteful form of food consumption thats worse for you than cooking and bad for the environment; juicing is the triumph of marketing over science.
When juiced, a basket of fruit would probably serve halfif not lessthe amount of people as it would if eaten whole. Lost to juicing are fibers that satiate (including the skin which is loaded with heart-healthy, cancer-fighting flavonoids), vitamins, and most importantly, fat. Fat matters because the body needs it to absorb a whole host of vitamins like A, D, E, and K (PDF). Without fat in that juice combo, those vitamins pass right through you.

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Dem Senator sent up for 5 years for ARMS SMUGGLING

Submitted by: ZooL @ 04:41 PM | Thursday, February 25, 2016 | (url: http://nypost.com...)

http://nypost.com/2016/02/25/pro-gun-control-politician-sent-to-prison-for-gun-trafficking/
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Ching Chung Smarllllllllllllllllllllllllllll gun
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The probe also snared Raymond Shrimp Boy Chow, a flamboyant leader of a Chinese fraternal organization, the Ghee Kung Tong.
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ZooL say: why are our senators arming chinks in the USA...could it be an effort by the Chinese to arm their secret army that they are building in the USA right under your multicultural cuck noses.
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*slanty eyes intensifies*
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Remember look over there>>>> Black lives matter
Pay no attention to the leftists trying to bring down Europe and the USA.
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Ending the R-word: Ban it or understand it?

Submitted by: Mr Jimmy Pop @ 08:05 PM | Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | (url: http://www.cnn.co...)

Every time Ellen Seidman hears the word "retarded," she worries for her 9-year-old son, Max, who has cerebral palsy.

She wonders if people will ever respect him, or see him as an equal.



President Obama passed Rosa's Law in 2010, which eliminates the use of the words "retarded" and "retardation" in federal health, education and labor laws.

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'Broke' 50 Cent ordered to court after flashing cash online

Submitted by: Mr Jimmy Pop @ 08:00 PM | Monday, February 22, 2016 | (url: http://money.cnn....)

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The rapper "50 Cent" is heading to court to explain why he's declaring bankruptcy -- while posting pictures of himself surrounded by cash on Instagram

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Tailoring nanoparticle designs to target cancer based on tumor pathophysiology

Submitted by: Odio @ 12:47 PM | Sunday, February 21, 2016 | (url: http://www.pnas.o...)

Significance

Nanotechnology is a promising approach for improving cancer diagnosis and treatment with reduced side effects. A key question that has emerged is: What is the ideal nanoparticle size, shape, or surface chemistry for targeting tumors? Here, we show that tumor pathophysiology and volume can significantly impact nanoparticle targeting. This finding presents a paradigm shift in nanomedicine away from identifying and using a universal nanoparticle design for cancer detection and treatment. Rather, our results suggest that future clinicians will be capable of tailoring nanoparticle designs according to the patient's tumor characteristics. This concept of personalized nanomedicine was tested for detection of prostate tumors and was successfully demonstrated to improve nanoparticle targeting by over 50%.



This tiny glass disc can store 360TB of data for 13.8 billion years

Submitted by: Odio @ 09:11 PM | Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | (url: http://www.scienc...)

It's estimated that humans are producing the equivalent of 10 million Blu-ray discs' worth of data every single day - and all of those ones and zeroes have to be stored somewhere. Now researchers in the UK just might have the solution: a five-dimensional (5D) digital data disc that can store 360 terabytes of data for some 13.8 billion years.

To create the data disc, researchers from the University of Southampton used a process called femtosecond laser writing, which creates small discs of glass using an ultrafast laser that generates short and intense pulses of light. These pulses can write data in three layers of nanostructured dots separated by 5 micrometres (that's 0.005 mm).

So where do the five dimensions come from? First there's the three-dimensional position of each dot within the layers, and then the extra dimensions are the size and orientation of the dot. The nanostructures created by the technology can be read using an optical microscope in tandem with a polariser (a filter designed to block specific polarisations of light).

The team behind the new 5D discs says these discs could be most useful for institutions who deal with large archives: libraries, museums, and anywhere else extensive records are kept (like a Facebook data centre).

"It is thrilling to think that we have created the technology to preserve documents and information and store it in space for future generations," said one of the researchers, Peter Kazansky. "This technology can secure the last evidence of our civilisation: all we've learnt will not be forgotten."

The researchers are presenting their work at the the International Society for Optical Engineering Conference in San Francisco this week, and after that, they're hoping to find industry specialists to partner with in order to develop the technology further, finally getting it to a stage where it could be used in commercial products.

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Russian woman makes science information avaiable to masses, Jews try to shut her down

Submitted by: Odio @ 08:24 AM | Saturday, February 13, 2016 | (url: http://www.scienc...)

A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper every published - freely available online. And she's now refusing to shut the site down, despite a court injunction and a lawsuit from Elsevier, one of the world's biggest publishers.

For those of you who aren't already using it, the site in question is Sci-Hub, and it's sort of like a Pirate Bay of the science world. It was established in 2011 by neuroscientist Alexandra Elbakyan, who was frustrated that she couldn't afford to access the articles needed for her research, and it's since gone viral, with hundreds of thousands of papers being downloaded daily. But at the end of last year, the site was ordered to be taken down by a New York district court - a ruling that Elbakyan has decided to fight, triggering a debate over who really owns science.

"Payment of $32 is just insane when you need to skim or read tens or hundreds of these papers to do research. I obtained these papers by pirating them," Elbakyan told Torrent Freak last year. "Everyone should have access to knowledge regardless of their income or affiliation. And thats absolutely legal."

If it sounds like a modern day Robin Hood struggle, that's because it kinda is. But in this story, it's not just the poor who don't have access to scientific papers - journal subscriptions have become so expensive that leading universities such as Harvard and Cornell have admitted they can no longer afford them. Researchers have also taken a stand - with 15,000 scientists vowing to boycott publisher Elsevier in part for its excessive paywall fees.

Don't get us wrong, journal publishers have also done a whole lot of good - they've encouraged better research thanks to peer review, and before the Internet, they were crucial to the dissemination of knowledge.

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UK wants authority to serve warrants in U.S.

Submitted by: ZooL @ 02:58 PM | Saturday, February 6, 2016 | (url: http://www.usatod...)

WASHINGTON - British and U.S. officials have been negotiating a plan that could allow British authorities to directly serve wiretap orders on U.S. communications companies in criminal and national security inquiries, U.S. officials confirmed Thursday


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Prepare for globalism and one world tyranny. If they can't get you under one set of laws they can get you under someone elses.


Some 54 million 'overweight' or 'obese' Americans are actually healthy, say scien

Submitted by: Odio @ 07:33 PM | Friday, February 5, 2016 | (url: http://www.scienc...)

Scientists in California say that 34.4 million Americans considered technically overweight due to their BMI are actually healthy based on a range of cardiometabolic health markers, as are some 19.8 million 'obese' people. The massive misclassification isn't just about which words we use, either, say the researchers, since the flawed BMI's usage in the health insurance industry unfairly penalises some, while rewarding others.

"In the overweight BMI category, 47 percent are perfectly healthy," said researcher Jeffrey Hunger from the University of California, Santa Barbara. "So to be using BMI as a health proxy particularly for everyone within that category is simply incorrect. Our study should be the final nail in the coffin for BMI."

The researchers looked at data from the most recent US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to analyse the link between BMI a measure calculated by dividing a person's weight in kilograms by the square of their height in metres with a range of specific health markers. These cardiometabolic assessments included blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol, among others.