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Explainer: what are fractals?

Explainer: what are fractals? | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it
Fractals are exquisite structures produced by nature, hiding in plain sight all around us.They are tricky to define precisely, though most are linked by a set of four common fractal features: infinite…...
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An interesting article explaining in simple terms what a fractal is, and how nature seems to rely on those simple yet incredibly complex geometries in much of what it does. A good point is made about fractional dimensions as well...

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Look Inside the International Space Station With This Interactive Tour

Look Inside the International Space Station With This Interactive Tour | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered what the International Space Station (ISS) looks like inside?

Samantha Cristoforetti, the Italian astronaut, was in space for 199 days and 16 hours until she came back to Earth last month. This makes her the record holder for the longest single space flight by a woman, as well as the longest uninterrupted space flight of a European astronaut.


But before Cristoforetti left the ISS, she took 15 photographs of the inside of each module...


The photos have now been stitched together, giving us a highly detailed interactive tour; you can see it in full screen here.

Apart from the Russian modules of the ISS, you can see every part of the Space Station in detail.

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Images of the inside of the International Space Station ... the "western" part at least. Courtesy Samantha Cristoforetti, the Italian astronaut.

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Dark Matter was Invented to Save Bad Gravity Theory

Dark Matter was Invented to Save Bad Gravity Theory | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

Continuing the theme that 20th century physics is all-knowing, all-seeing, and all-describing, when scientists saw their gravity equations could not describe the speed of stars on the edge of galaxies, instead of looking at their own equations they did what they always do: change the facts. 


They invented something invisible and impossible to detect because it must be really really hard to detect if the physicists can find it. Heaven forbid their equations are wrong! In fact, one of the more famous “physics evangelists” Michio Kaku says there is a Nobel Prize waiting for the answer to dark energy. That is the interest of course: the Nobel Prize. They don’t care if Dark Energy or Dark Matter is real or not. 


So basically, physicists invented a magical thing they called “dark” and say it is the reason stars are going faster than their equations predict.


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I believe what's wrong is that we never developed a theory of how gravity actually works and why. We have equations, but they are based somewhat in mid air, because we have no working description of the cause of gravity that would permit us to test our understanding.

My view is that gravity is caused by spin/rotation. Any particle spinning, any mass rotating, distorts space to some degree. Since the space matrix is highly rigid, those distortions (the space matrix is slightly twisted) involve comparatively great distances, and changes in intensity translate almost instantly through the matrix. 

The stressed regions of space attract each other, in an effort to "untwist". The result of that attraction is gravity. We have equations to describe it, but our equations are based on an incomplete understanding. 

We calculate gravity as emanating exclusively from mass, i.e. from the particles that make up a mass. What we are not realising is that when a mass rotates (think of planet, star, black hole at galaxy centre, an additional and rather strong gravitational field is added to that produced by the mere mass of particles.  

So all of our calculations, which are based on the mass of a solid ball the size of the earth, are essentially wrong in cosmic terms. We do not distinguish the microscopic (particles) gravity from the macroscopic (rotating large objects) gravity and until we do so, our calculations will be WAY off, requiring such strange concepts as dark matter to explain why we can't make proper predictions with our calculations.

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NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth

NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it
NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another “Earth.”
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Finding earth-like planets out there ... it's just the beginning

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Carbon molecules called 'Buckyballs' may be ubiquitous in Space

Carbon molecules called 'Buckyballs' may be ubiquitous in Space | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it
"Buckyball" molecules appear to be commonplace across the universe, and may even be sources of organic molecules that are key to the origin and evolution of life, a new study suggests.
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Interesting finding! There may be carbon molecules - and therefore life as we know it - out there aplenty...

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The not-planets - by Emily Lakdawalla

The not-planets - by Emily Lakdawalla | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

Now that I have a reasonable-resolution global color view of Pluto, I can drop it into one of my trademark scale image montages, to show you how it fits in with the rest of the similar-sized worlds in the solar system: the major moons and the biggest asteroids. 


These are the not-planets. Their non-planetary status is a handicap because these are the worlds that we need to get Earthlings excited about exploring.


Titan's strange hydrology -- Enceladus' geysers -- the subsurface oceans of Europa and Ganymede -- the dynamic surfaces of Triton and Pluto. And beyond all the worlds pictured here, there are hundreds of Kuiper belt objects that I would include on this montage if we had ever visited them up close. But we haven't yet.


So much undiscovered country yet to explore -- but they're all worlds that much of the public is not familiar with.


...please go out and show your friends and family how cool these worlds are, and how much worth exploring. Help people learn their names, and help them understand how fascinating and mysterious they are.

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Pluto has long been considered the ninth planet of the Solar system, but then some time ago the International Astronomical Union, in a rather badly attended meeting, took the decision to "declassify" Pluto, changing its status from planet to dwarf planet...

Now we  can finally have a closer look at Pluto. 

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The peer review drugs don’t work

The peer review drugs don’t work | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it
It is paradoxical and ironic that peer review, a process at the heart of science, is based on faith not evidence.

There is evidence on peer review, but few scientists and scientific editors seem to know of it – and what it shows is that the process has little if any benefit and lots of flaws.

Peer review is supposed to be the quality assurance system for science, weeding out the scientifically unreliable and reassuring readers of journals that they can trust what they are reading. In reality, however, it is ineffective, largely a lottery, anti-innovatory, slow, expensive, wasteful of scientific time, inefficient, easily abused, prone to bias, unable to detect fraud and irrelevant.
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Peer review, instead of helping science stay on track, is actually retarding real progress.

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Pluto, Through New Horizons' Eyes

Pluto, Through New Horizons' Eyes | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, there was a mishap — or,  as the Captain would say, there was a “failure to communicate” — with New Horizons: the spaceprobe dispatched to explore the dwarf planet, Pluto. As of now, all systems are up and running once again, and the little probe that could remains on course for its rendezvous with the Plutonian system. 


It is expected to come within 7,750 miles (12,500 kilometers) of Pluto on July 14th; the event will mark the very first time that the enigmatic minor planet and its equally fascinating moons are studied up close and personal, before the probe ventures into the icy unknown—deep within the Kuiper Belt. 


In the days since the minor glitch, new images have trickled out, the latest batch is the most detailed yet...

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Better than a moonshot ... we might actually learn something from getting closer to those smaller planets in the solar system.

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3D-printed eco-friendly supercar does 0-60 in 2 seconds

3D-printed eco-friendly supercar does 0-60 in 2 seconds | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

Divergent Microfactories (San Francisco, CA), a company aimed at revolutionizing automotive manufacturing, has unveiled a 3D-printed prototype supercar designed to illustrate the potential for eco-friendly manufacturing of cars.


Designed and built using the company's 3D-printing-based Node Technology Platform, the prototype - called Blade - is offered as "one of the greenest and most powerful cars in the world."


Powered by either compressed gas or gasoline and equipped with a four-cylinder rear-mounted 700-horsepower engine, Blade goes from 0-60 mph in about two seconds and weighs 1,388 lb. 


The key technology building block behind Blade is a 3D-printed aluminum alloy joint - called a "node" - that connects pieces of carbon fiber tubing to make up the car's chassis.

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Car manufacturing in a new way. Incredibly light weight chassis made with 3d printed aluminium joints and carbon fibre tubing... electric cars aren't the most "green" if you count in the manufacture of materials.

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Electric cars and hybrids aren't the most eco-friendly apparently. There is much pollution inherent in all the materials needed. 

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Scientists Claim That Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death

Scientists Claim That Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe“ has stirred up the Internet, because it contained a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever. The author of this publication, scientist Dr. Robert Lanza who was voted the 3rd most important scientist alive by the NY Times, has no doubts that this is possible.


The theory implies that death of consciousness simply does not exist. It only exists as a thought because people identify themselves with their body. They believe that the body is going to perish, sooner or later, thinking their consciousness will disappear too.  

If the body generates consciousness, then consciousness dies when the body dies.  But if the body receives consciousness in the same way that a cable box receives satellite signals, then of course consciousness does not end at the death of the physical vehicle.

In fact, consciousness exists outside of constraints of time and space. It is able to be anywhere: in the human body and outside of it. In other words, it is non-local in the same sense that quantum objects are non-local.


See more at: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/scientists-claim-that-quantum-theory-proves-consciousness-moves-to-another-universe-at-death/

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"Biocentrism is turning the world upside down again, with the seemingly simple idea that the universe arises from life, not the other way around..."

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The why and how of landing rockets

The why and how of landing rockets | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

Some of you may have been following our recent attempts to vertically land the first stage of our Falcon 9 rocket back on Earth... 


These landing attempts move us toward our goal of producing a fully and rapidly reusable rocket system, which will dramatically reduce the cost of space transport. 


A jumbo jet costs about the same as one of our Falcon 9 rockets, but airlines don't junk a plane after a one-way trip from LA to New York. Yet when it comes to space travel, rockets fly only once—even though the rocket itself represents the majority of launch cost.

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It takes a long time to learn ... especially when those who already have advanced technology stay silent about it. 

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How to overthrow a Martian dictatorship

How to overthrow a Martian dictatorship | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

The scientists, engineers, social scientists, philosophers and writers gathered at the British Interplanetary Society in London are taking their task seriously – studying, with academic rigour, the problem of toppling despotic extraterrestrial regimes.


“We hope the discussions we have will constitute the first ideas on extraterrestrial liberty,” Cockell says. “We’ve got a chance to think about what the problems might be in outer space before we go there.”


“This year we’re discussing what happens if you don’t like the government you’ve created and want to overthrow it,” says conference organiser Charles Cockell, a professor of astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh.

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Those guys are lacking a p2p governance viewpoint... maybe someone should talk to them on how to organise a future colony of earthlings on another planet or moon...

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Smithsonian admits to destruction of thousands of giant human skeletons in early 1900′s

Smithsonian admits to destruction of thousands of giant human skeletons in early 1900′s | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

A US Supreme Court ruling has forced the Smithsonian institution to release classified papers dating from the early 1900′s that proves the organization was involved in a major historical cover up of evidence showing giants human remains in the tens of thousands had been uncovered all across America and were ordered to be destroyed by high level administrators to protect the mainstream chronology of human evolution at the time.

The allegations stemming from the American Institution of Alternative Archeology (AIAA) that the Smithsonian Institution had destroyed thousands of giant human remains during the early 1900′s was not taken lightly by the Smithsonian who responded by suing the organization for defamation and trying to damage the reputation of the 168-year old institution. 


During the court case, new elements were brought to light as several Smithsonian whistle blowers admitted to the existence of documents that allegedly proved the destruction of tens of thousands of human skeletons reaching between 6 feet and 12 feet in height, a reality mainstream archeology can not admit to for different reasons. 


A turning point of the court case was when a 1.3 meter long human femur bone was shown as evidence in court of the existence of such giant human bones.

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The Smithsonian Institution was caught red-handed falsifying historical evidence... 

Actually, there is little evidence to back this up. The story may be a fake. I have been hearing about unusual (giant) skeletons in different places. So while I can't be sure about this specific one - some say it's fake -  that certainly does not cancel all the other reports there are.

This story might just be a red herring planted to take everyone's attention off the matter by saying "see, that story about the giant skeletons ... it was fake"...
 

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Corporate bases on Mars and Nazi infiltration of US Secret Space Program

Corporate bases on Mars and Nazi infiltration of US Secret Space Program | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

Secret Space Program whistleblower, “Corey” Goode, has revealed astounding details involving classified activities on Mars and the Moon. Most disturbing are his revelations about the influence of a secret NAZI breakaway civilization that successfully infiltrated the US national security system.


His responses go into great detail of how secret space program activities in the US and globally, have been co-opted by unscrupulous forces and institutions that are denying humanity the benefits of the technological secrets acquired over the last century.


Cory has released details of an alliance of five extraterrestrial races called the Sphere Alliance, three of whom he has had direct physical contact with at a number of meetings involving delegates from different secret space programs. At these diplomatic meetings, he claims to have interacted not only with representatives from different secret space programs, but also representatives of different extraterrestrial civilisations...

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This piece of news is a bit 'out there', but sometimes it is good to take a look beyond the official pronouncements of NASA ...

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Philae Lander's Data Reveal Surprising Details About Comet

Philae Lander's Data Reveal Surprising Details About Comet | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

The comet lander Philae may be uncommunicative at the moment, but the pictures and measurements it took after it touched down on the comet in November have shown scientists that the comet is covered with coarse material, rather than dust, and is harder than expected. 


As it landed, Philae bounced and ended up in shadow, where its batteries soon ran out. But it still gathered unprecedented data, some of which the DLR German Aerospace Center said "amazed" scientists. 


A report on its findings will be published on Friday in a special edition of the journal Science. 


"The experiments conducted on site have led to new and, at times, unexpected insights into the nature of the comet," Ekkehard Kuehrt, a planetary researcher at the DLR, said in a statement


For example, pictures taken by Philae as it came in to land showed the surface of the comet was covered with coarse debris, rocks and pebbles, measuring up to five meters across, rather than the dusty deposits expected. 


According to the DLR, Philae's systems found a total of 16 organic molecular species, including four never before encountered in comets.


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First findings of the Philae lander of the Rosetta mission to study comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko to be published in a special edition of the journal Science.

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Portuguese scientists discover why pendulum clocks swing together

Portuguese scientists discover why pendulum clocks swing together | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

Physicists bust a 350-year-old conundrum in a report that proposes a transfer of energy through a sound pulse causes clocks to synchronise


A pair of Portuguese scientists hypothesised that these pulses might move from clock to clock, perturbing the swing of the pendulums and eventually causing them to synchronise.


They developed a complex mathematical model before conducting experiments with a pair of clocks attached to a rail fixed to a wall. The theoretical predictions and simulation matched, they found. 


“We could verify that the energy transfer is through a sound pulse,” said co-author Luis Melo, from Lisbon University’s physics department. This not only solves “an old, fundamental problem,” it also boosts understanding of other types of oscillator, he said.


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It makes sense that sound could transfer energy between the pendulum of one clock and another...

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Graham Hancock ~ Atlantis ~ We are a species with amnesia - YouTube

Author Graham Hancock traces what we know about Atlantis, and how we have lost touch with our ancient past.

There is also a more complete explanation in this 50min video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuwQi91KQgk

 

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It is time science start adapting - and start looking at the archeological evidence with a view that there may have been high civilisations before this one...

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Continued destruction of Earth's plant life places humans in jeopardy

Continued destruction of Earth's plant life places humans in jeopardy | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

Unless humans slow the destruction of Earth's declining supply of plant life, civilization like it is now may become completely unsustainable, according to a paper published recently by University of Georgia researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 


"As the planet becomes less hospitable and more people depend on fewer available energy options, their standard of living and very survival will become increasingly vulnerable to fluctuations, such as droughts, disease epidemics and social unrest," Schramski said.

"I'm not an ardent environmentalist; my training and my scientific work are rooted in thermodynamics," Schramski said. "These laws are absolute and incontrovertible; we have a limited amount of biomass energy available on the planet, and once it's exhausted, there is absolutely nothing to replace it."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-07-destruction-earth-life-humans-jeopardy.html#jCp

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Yes, this is one of the global emergencies we should very well pay attention to... we are destroying our own support system.

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Science, logic, consensus, and propaganda: a cartoon of reality

Science, logic, consensus, and propaganda: a cartoon of reality | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

“At some point during the modern age of public relations, it occurred to governments and corporations that they could fabricate any sort of knowledge. For example, they could pretend to follow the scientific method, pretend to take all the right steps in proper sequence, and then attach the seals and certifications of approval, without ever doing actual science.


Take the case of SARS, the epidemic that never was, in 2003. When the World Health Organization (WHO) decided there was an outbreak of a new disease, a closed circle of 10 WHO labs collaborated to find the virus that was causing SARS. This, on the basis of zero evidence that SARS was a new disease or that it was the result of a virus. The labs announced the discovery of a so-called coronavirus.


Subsequently, no other independent researchers replicated this finding with convincing evidence. And at the height of the “outbreak,” a WHO researcher in Canada (Frank Plummer) would confess to reporters that he was puzzled by the extremely rare appearance of the coronavirus in SARS patients—which was tantamount to an admission that he had no idea what singular factor or multiple factors were making patients ill.

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Science is not what it used to be...

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, July 14, 5:53 PM

Science is not what it used to be...

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Solar activity predicted to fall 60% in 2030s, to 'mini ice age' levels: Sun driven by double dynamo

Solar activity predicted to fall 60% in 2030s, to 'mini ice age' levels: Sun driven by double dynamo | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

A new model of the Sun's solar cycle is producing unprecedentedly accurate predictions of irregularities within the Sun's 11-year heartbeat. The model draws on dynamo effects in two layers of the Sun, one close to the surface and one deep within its convection zone.


Predictions from the model suggest that solar activity will fall by 60 per cent during the 2030s to conditions last seen during the 'mini ice age' that began in 1645. 

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Magnetic effects determine sun activity, and we're learning to predict what's to come... prepare for winter a few years down the road...

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Dwarf planet Ceres offers big surprises for scientists

Dwarf planet Ceres offers big surprises for scientists | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

The closer we get to Ceres, the more perplexing the dwarf planet grows. NASA's Dawn spacecraft has found several more bright spots as well as a pyramid-like peak jutting out of the frigid world's surface. 


That bright spot resolved into two bright spots as the spacecraft got closer, and new images show that the dimmer companion is actually not one, but at least eight smaller spots. 


What are those shiny areas? It's still unclear, Russell said. It's possible they are salt or water ice, though scientists can't say for sure.


"We should get the answer when we pass over the bright spot again," Russell said. "We do see the contour of the ground, and it seems that it is not a hill but possibly a dip in the surface that is bright, but we need to complete the survey orbits in order to accurately obtain the topography of the area."



Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-07-dwarf-planet-ceres-big-scientists.html#jCp

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What are those shiny areas? It's still unclear, Russell said. 


"We do see the contour of the ground, and it seems that it is not a hill but possibly a dip in the surface that is bright..."


Could it be that we are observing, for the first time in this research on Ceres, the fully lit interior of a planet? Could it be that the light, which according to some is at the centre of each planet, is "shining through" a number of holes (dips in the surface) for us to see?

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Radiation Remediation

Radiation Remediation | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

The space radiation environment presents a significant impediment to both human and robotic exploration and development of space. The Earth’s magnetic field traps high energy charged particles generated by cosmic rays, solar storms, and other processes, forming the “Van Allen” belts.


The high fluxes of energetic particles in the radiation belts will rapidly damage electronic and biological systems in these regions unless extraordinary and expensive measures are taken to harden or shield against these particles. Even with hardening measures, the lifetime and reliability of space systems is often limited by the steady degradation caused by very energetic particles.


Under funding from NASA's Institute for Advanced Concepts, TUI is currently investigating a novel concept for remediating the radiation belts to improve the safety and reliability of manned and unmanned missions in Earth orbit.


The High Voltage Orbiting Long Tether (HiVOLT) System, illustrated in Figure 1, will utilize long, lightweight, conducting structures deployed in the radiation belts and charged to very high voltages to scatter the energetic radiation particles, causing them to leave the radiation belts. Preliminary analyses indicate that a HiVOLT System can reduce the MeV particle flux in the inner electron belt to 1% of its natural levels within about two months. 

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Insanity ... in order to make space travel more easy, we plan to destroy the energetic Van Allen belts that provide protection to all life on earth from being fried by cosmic radiation. Not a smart move!

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Scientists now believe; Aliens created our species and manipulated our DNA

Scientists now believe; Aliens created our species and manipulated our DNA | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

Researchers who worked for 13 years in the Human Genome Project indicate that they came across an amazing scientific discovery: They believe that the so-called 97% of non-coding sequences in the human DNA is nothing less than the genetic code of extraterrestrial life forms.


Originally referred to as "Junk DNA" its functioned remained a mystery for researchers. Now researchers believe that our DNA is extraterrestrial in origin.


After extensive analysis with the help of other researchers in diverse fields such as mathematics, chemistry and programing, Professor Chang ventured out and asked if there is a possibility that, what we call "junk DNA" is actually some sort of extraterrestrial code, created by an "Alien" programmer. 


Professor Chang further explained "Our hypothesis is that a more advanced extraterrestrial civilization was engaged in creating new life and planting it on various planets. Earth is just one of them."

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It is a bit of a stretch to think that such wonderful complexity as is evident in our DNA could have evolved by chance...

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Interesting hypothesis

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Martian Pyramid Captured By NASA Mars Curiosity Rover In Incredible Image [with Video]

Martian Pyramid Captured By NASA Mars Curiosity Rover In Incredible Image [with Video] | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

A recent raw NASA image captured by NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover, which has been combing and studying the surface of Mars, showcases a stunning image of a pyramid on the Martian surface, further fueling long time speculation and belief that Mars was once the home of an advanced civilisation. 


The incredible image of the pyramid on Mars was captured by NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover on May 7, striking a beyond peculiar resemblance to the Great Pyramid in Egypt, and is part of a series of images being broadcast back from Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover, reports Exopolitics


The Mars pyramid is believed to be about the size of a “small car” but several Mars enthusiasts are speculating that it is only the “capstone” of a massive pyramid that once towered over the Martian surface but has since been buried by countless eons of sand.



Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2191819/martian-pyramid-captured-by-nasa-mars-curiosity-rover-in-incredible-image-video/#R4iZYAPMEiGwaeey.99

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Little by little, the past comes alive...

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Scientists have used graphene to produce the world's thinnest light bulb

Scientists have used graphene to produce the world's thinnest light bulb | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

For the first time ever, researchers have managed to produce visible light using graphene as a filament, creating the world's tiniest light bulb. 


Researchers have been struggling for decades to produce a light source small enough to fit on a silicon chip as it will help them to create super-fast computers that process light instead of electricity - and now they've shown that wonder-material graphene, which also happens to be incredibly thin, light and flexible, can do just that.

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A tiny strip of grapheme as a tuneable light source ... very interesting and I think it has great potential, but we still have to learn how to put it to use...

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A tiny strip of grapheme as a tuneable light source ... very interesting and I think it has great potential, but we still have to learn how to put it to use...

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Martian glass: Window into possible past life?

Martian glass: Window into possible past life? | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it
Researchers from Brown University have used satellite data to detect deposits of glass within impact craters on Mars. Though formed in the searing heat of a violent impact, the glasses just might provide a delicate window into the possibility of past life on the Red Planet.
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NASA is timidly advancing towards acknowledging "possible" past life on Mars...

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