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Over the last 150 years, technology has changed at an increasingly rapid rate. During the 1800s, uses for electricity were discovered. Railways, steel-making, automobiles, and machinery for agriculture and industry were developed. During the 1900s, new technologies gave us refrigeration, airplanes, plastics, motion pictures, satellites, atomic energy, and computers. All of these changes have affected business.
View the history of inventions from 1900 to 1999. This is a handy resource to quickly see what was invented during each decade.
The history of communication innovations including: the telephone, television, printing, computers, Internet, and more.
This series covers many of the major milestones in computer history (but not all of them) with a concentration on the history of personal home computers.
The crops (usually grasses) in the circles have their stems bent down, not cut, to make the patterns. Sometimes the stems are all bent in the same direction. In some circles, the stems aren't bent near the ground but higher up, in the middle of the stem. Patterns range in size from just a few yards across to huge designs that can only be seen fully from the air. Wiltshire County in South England is a hotbed of crop-circle activity, with patterns appearing regularly throughout the summer season. Coincidentally, the Wiltshire area is also home to Stonehenge.
Speculation continues about the source of these circles. Whirlwind or plasma vortexes, earth energies, and microwave transient heating are all popular theories. Many believe that extraterrestrial forces create crop circles. People who subscribe to this theory often think the patterns form messages from aliens to humanity.
Crops circles are geometric patterns, some very intricate and complex, appearing in fields, usually wheat fields and usually in England. Most, if not all, of them are probably due to pranksters, such as Doug Bower and David Chorley who, in 1991, admitted to hoaxing approximately 250 circles over many years. There is a segment of the population that believes the circles are messages from alien spacecraft. Some maintain that the aliens are trying to communicate with us using ancient Sumerian symbols or symbolic representations of alien DNA. Those who engage in such serious study and theorizing about crop circles are known as cerealogists (after Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture and fertility) or croppies.
manifest around the world, the result of an energy interacting with the physical world - in this case plants. This energy is comprised of light, sound and magnetism. To date, crop circles have been reported in 29 countries, and have appeared in mediums such as wheat, barley, canola, trees, ice, rice paddies, even linseed.
Contrary to popular perception, crop circles are not a modern phenomenon. They are mentioned in academic texts of the late 17th Century, and over 200 cases have been reported prior to 1970. Some eighty eyewitnesses – as far flung as British Columbia and Australia – have reported crop circles forming in under twenty seconds; these witnesses describe sightings of incandescent or brightly-coloured balls of light which either precede a crop circle or are actively involved in its creation; in some cases shafts of light have descended onto a field and swirled the crop into a geometricshape in less than fifteen seconds. Such reports are often described by farmers.
Now a team of American scientists note that recent astrophysical discoveries suggest that we should find ourselves in the midst of one or more extraterrestrial civilizations. Moreover, they argue it is a mistake to reject all UFO reports since some evidence for the theoretically-predicted extraterrestrial visitors might just be found there
Ancient DNA has been successfully extracted several times from hominin fossils; they were all Neanderthal bones. The primary challenge is that when an organism dies, water, oxygen and microbes start degrading DNA. Within 50,000 to 100,000 years, all the DNA is gone. Therefore, extracting DNA from any hominins older than Neanderthals and Homo sapiens is currently impossible. Also, the DNA that is extracted is fragmentary and damaged. Another concern is contamination of the ancient DNA with modern DNA. Hominin mitochondrial DNA, or mtDNA, was first extracted from a Neanderthal in 1997. The bone was from the first Neanderthal fossil recognized by scientists, from a cave in the Neander valley in Germany. To avoid contamination, the extraction was performed in a lab where no modern DNA had been processed. A small sample of the bone was ground up to extract the mtDNA. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to amplify the mtDNA segments before sequencing it. The sequences obtained showed substantial differences from modern human mtDNA and various experiments were conducted to exclude the possibility that the sequence was the result of contamination. The results of these tests showed that the mtDNA had come from the Neanderthal fossil. Researchers then began to compare the sequence to modern human and chimpanzee sequences. Most human sequences differ from each other by 8.0 ± 3.1 substitutions, while the human and chimpanzee sequences differ by 55.0 ± 3.0 substitutions. The Neanderthal and modern human sequences differed by 27.2 ± 2.2 substitutions.
To this very day, there are two tribes of people inhabiting the Bayan-Kara-Ula region who call themselves the Dropa and the Han. Neither tribe can be categorized into any known race - they are not Chinese, nor are they Tibetan. The people of both tribes are pygmy-sized with adults growing no taller than 3'-10" (the smallest measuring 2'-1") and weighing an average of 45 lbs. Their skin is yellowish and they have unusually large heads just like the remains of the aliens found in the caves in 1938. Hair is very sparse on their bodies and their non-Asian eyes are large with pale blue irises
The analysis CONFIRMED the hair came from someone who was biologically close to normal human genetics, but of an unusual racial type - a rare Chinese Mongoloid type - one of the rarest human lineages known, that lies further from the human mainstream than any other except for African pygmies and Aboriginals The hair sample also seems to show it contains 2 deleted genes for CCR5 protein and no intact gene for normal undeleted CCR5- this CCR5 deletion factor has been implicated in aids resistance.
These images of two crusaders date from a 12th century manuscript " Annales Laurissenses" (volumes/books about historical and religion events)and refer to a UFO sighting in the year 776, during the siege on Sigiburg castle, France. The Saxons besieged and surrounded the French people. They both were fighting when suddenly a group of discs (flaming shields) appeared hovering over the top of the church. It appeared to the Saxons that the French were protected by these objects and the Saxons fled.
Indian Vedic texts are full of descriptions of Vimanas. The Ramayana describes Vimanas as a double decked, circular or cylindrical aircraft with portholes and a dome. It flew with "the speed of the wind" and gave forth a "melodious sound".
The above painting is by Carlo Crivelli (1430-1495) and is called "The Annunciation" (1486) and hangs in the National Gallery, London. A disk shaped object is shining a pencil beam of light down onto the crown of Mary's head. A Blow up of the object is next to the painting.
The above picture depicts Jesus and Mary on what appear to be lenticular clouds. The painting is entitled "The Miracle of the Snow" and was painted by Masolino Da Panicale (1383-1440) and hangs at the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Florence, Italy.
This painting is called "The Madonna with Saint Giovannino". It was painted in the 15th century. The Palazzo Vecchio lists the artist as unknown although attributed to the Lippi school.Above Mary's right shoulder is a disk shaped object. Below is a blow up of this section and a man and his dog can clearly be seen looking up at the object.
This image is by flemish artist Aert De Gelder and is entitled "The Baptism of Christ" It was painted in 1710 and hangs in the Fitzwilliam Musuem, Cambridge. A disk shaped object is shining beams of light down on John the Baptist and Jesus.
Originally posted by theRiverGoddess
This is a nice link...alot of research goes into this site. It is local to me so I am a tad biased. They also have MUFON links ect.....
[edit on 12-3-2005 by theRiverGoddess]