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The return of Omar Khadr from Guantanamo, Canadian Islamophobia, and a trip by a native leader to Iran make Harper's human rights award an embarrassment...
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Mayan culture thrived between A.D. 250 and 800.
Upcoming show! Yane live at Fotografiska. Posted on oktober 30, 2012. Date: 23 February 2013, 8:00 pm; Venue: Fotografiska; Adress: Stadsgårdsleden 22; City: Stockholm; Country: Sweden ...
Apparently, a few million hits on YouTube, a catchy hook and a ridiculous sense of fashion is all you need to score a recording contract with a major record label. Just ask Atlanta rapper Trinidad James!
Don't spam, don't be cruel, write sensable stuff and keep it clean...i am giving away for a limited time the MEGA document with 5 159 emailadresses to radiostations that will and want to air your music it is made for all genres and all countries, radio stations, magazines, interviews and moooore... it containes on-going contests...//Christine
UNICEF kämpar för alla barn världen över. Som världens största barnrättsorganisation har vi möjlighet att förändra barns liv. Men vi behöver din hjälp.
The Internet has paid proper tribute to record-breaking space diver Felix Baumgartner in the one and only way it knows how to. Do not worry. The cat landed on its feet...though they did...
A businessman is responsible for what is being called the largest geoengineering experiment.
About 284,000 Medicare patients are identity-theft victims, but Medicare won't reissue ID numbers.
The JREF exposes charlatans and helps people defend themselves from paranormal and pseudoscientific claims.
(HAHAJK) – Immediately after delivering a touching and deeply moving tribute to the late former CEO and co-founder of Apple Inc., Steve Jobs, current CEO Tim Cook, retired to his office located at the company headquarters in Cupertino, CA to rest...
A Russian Emergencies Ministry aircraft will on Saturday deliver a regular batch of humanitarian aid to Syria, the ministry said.
Bacardi Entrusts Landmark Buildings to National Organization Dedicated to Nurturing Emerging Artistic Talent
Frank Gehry Commissioned to Design Master Plan to Preserve Historic Property While Adapting Campus to New Use, as YoungArts Expands Its Programs in Miami and Around the Nation
CORAL GABLES, Fla. and MIAMI, Oct. 3, 2012 -- Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. (Bacardi USA) announced today that National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), a non-profit organization, has acquired the iconic landmark Bacardi Tower and Museum building complex in Miami, Florida. In an act of civic and cultural philanthropy, Bacardi has conveyed the property to YoungArts at a significant reduction of its market value, ensuring that an important part of Miami's architecture, social and cultural fabric will be preserved and honored. Bacardi has always maintained a core philosophy that design, art and architecture reflect a quality of life and the quality of the superior spirits brands produced and marketed by the company.
Don't cross Madonna, she don't play no games. During a soundcheck for her concert in Santiago, Chile, yesterday, Madge yelled at some fans who were in the crowd watching...
Free: Redken for hair dressers gives online free educational tools and developing skills, always the latest news ♥ I love it and I have learned alot thru this site since 2010// Christine - Who is going to stand on the stage at the big contest 2013?
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This Youtube movie have had over 2 million views and well it is kind of funny so enjoy...
By Richard Gale //Christine Djerf
Felix Baumgartner Space Jump
A space jump by Christine Djerf
There are several challenges to space jumping. The space diver suit have to protect against hostile temperatures, pressures, and lack of oxygen. In this height, low pressure would cause decompression sickness.
Depending on the weight of the diver, the entry suit, to the atmosphere would have to be armored against the heat. The speed of orbit is approximated to thousands of kilometers per hour. To go from this speed into the atmosphere produces a compression wave that heats the air, and cause temperatures up to 200 °C (392 °F).
G forces from 2-8, would possibly contribe to black outs and pressure-related complications.
Christine: This is what happened, source REDBULL. To watch the pictures tap into http://www.redbull.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/Article/Red-Bull-Stratos-History-In-The-Making-Photostory-021243271482570 ;
"Red Bull Stratos jump have become, in a short space of time, among some of the world's most iconic images. Here are a few more that try to do his heroic achievement justice.
While we await confirmation that Felix broke those four records – first man to break the speed of sound in freefall, freefall from the highest altitude, longest vertical distance in freefall, and highest manned balloon flight – it's worth considering the jump's philosophical impact. What does it change? Are we entering an era of super-evolution? What's the future of daredevilry now that it makes jumping over a few double-decker buses a bit old hat?
Anyway, the sight of Felix stood on the precipice of his capsule, overlooking Earth, is enough to still your heart every time. But it's not the whole story, as the following pictures show…
After five years' worth of planning and scheming, Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos team have been itching to complete their daring mission for months now and the delays forced upon them have only ramped up anticipation. With time on their hands, the "what ifs" will have been going round their minds on a spin cycle.
So it was relief all round when the balloon finally lifted off at 9.31am on Sunday morning under clear blue skies. In fact, the Red Bull Stratos crew watching from Mission Control broke into spontaenous applause, their nerves abating for a few moments.
The balloon that took Felix to the edge of space was three times the size of the biggest balloon to have ascended with a human onboard. And what became of this inflatable vessel? With Felix safely on ground, Mission Control released the capsule from the balloon and then deployed its very own parachute, but not before it had torn a hole in the balloon to help that descend too.While they kept an eye on Felix's progress, the crew down at Mission Control were also recording and compiling useful data, more of which they'll discover in the coming months.
Felix Baumgartner steps out… at 39,045m (or 128,100ft). Felix told us later that, "When you are standing on top of the world, you don’t think of records anymore; all you think is that you want to come back alive."
“Joe Kittinger’s gondola in 1960 was like a Model T – practical and very durable,” said capsule engineer Jon Wells of the equipment and technology utiilised by Red Bull Stratos. “With very sophisticated, sensitive equipment and all the ‘luxuries’ of cutting-edge technology, our Red Bull Stratos capsule was more like a modern supercar. From every standpoint, including a technical one, it really did its job.”
Felix was in freefall for a massive 36,529m (119,846ft) before his parachute opened. He fell for four mintues and 22 seconds – more than enough time to boil an egg for breakfast.
Said Felix afterwards: "There was a period of time during the freefall where I thought I was in trouble. It felt like a flat spin -- like a spin over all three axes. This is what we fear the most. I fought to get control, and that’s why we have the speed of sound record today."
"I wanna glide down," sang Tom Petty in Freefallin' and at 5,300ft above ground Felix pulled his chute and did just that. He eventually landed – nine minutes and nine seconds after jumping – 70.5km away from where he launched Red Bull Stratos a few hours earlier.
Oh happy days! Felix takes a moment to reacquaint himself with planet earth, while the Red Bull Stratos crew, above, are delirious with joy, relief, astonishment, you name it.
While Felix celebrated with members of his team, a crew of personnel awaited the landing of his equipment, which is set to be analysed for months and then saved for posterity. The flight path predicted by meteorologist Don Day meant they were just 300 yards from the landing spot. The team claim they heard Felix's sonic boom as he broke the sound of speed.
Afterwards, Felix's relief was palpable. "It was an incredible up and down today, just like it's been with the whole project. First we got off with a beautiful launch and then we had a bit of drama with a power supply issue to my visor. The exit was perfect but then I started spinning slowly. I thought I'd just spin a few times and that would be that, but then I started to speed up. It was really brutal at times. I thought for a few seconds that I'd lose consciousness. I didn't feel a sonic boom because I was so busy trying to stabilize myself."
Felix's mentor – and the man whose records he was trying to break – Col Joe Kittinger couldn't have been more proud than if he'd made this latest jump himself. The world saw Joe leading Felix through his pre-jump checklist and passing on the baton of daredevilry.
"This [issue with visor heat power] was a challenge," said Joe. "We had a team and we worked together with Felix to come up with a solution. Felix was perfect. He took the options that were available and made the right decisions."
Felix was rather more emotional about the jump in the same conference: "I want to inspire the next generation. As I sit here next to Joe Kittinger in this press conference, I’m hoping that in 40 years there will be someone asking my advice because he wants to break my records.""
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A Texas man whose lawyers argued was mentally ill was put to death for killing a 12-year-old girl more than a decade ago.
MUMBAI, October 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texecom, the leading intruder detection product and system manufacturer, is bringing the new generation of its product range to IFSEC India (1-3 November 2012, India ExpoCentre, New Delhi).
Quincy Jones III -- the filmmaker behind the 2009 documentary "The Carter" about Lil Wayne -- insists he did NOT steal the rapper's music to make the movie ...
My eleven year old son told me yesterday that if we had the possibility to change our cells and the DNA, the body would work as a enhancement factory. We would be stronger, live longer and become even more suitable to enviromental changes. He went on... virus can help us evolve because it mainly works as a key to our DNA and life support system. It can turn on our defense system and it can turn it off, it can mutate our cells. If we could change the negative string in the DNA or RNA, the virus would work opposite, it would in fact make us superbeings when exposed.
What do you think? Is my son right?
"We all start out our lives with some mutations. These mutations inherited from your parents are called germ-line mutations. However, you can also acquire mutations during your lifetime. Some mutations happen during cell division, when DNA gets duplicated. Still other mutations are caused when DNA gets damaged by environmental factors, including UV radiation, chemicals, and viruses."
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For over a year, Google has been the target of U.S. and European antitrust investigations, but now the search company has fired back.
when the war planners don't get to have a war that they want, they don't hold an annual press conference to announce that the peace movement has won again.