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posted on Jun 2, 2015, 73 flags
Space Exploration
From: "AN AUSTRALIAN scientist has discovered that giant, invisible, moving plasma tubes fill the skies above Earth. It’s a finding that was initially met with a considerable degree of scepticism within the field of astrophysics, but a University of Sydney undergraduate student Cleo Loi, 23, has proven that the phenomenon exists." < Time to learn something new! Link to her research paper in the article above.
posted on Jun 1, 2015, 11 flags
Science & Technology
" NASA will conduct an ambitious test flight of its revolutionary 'flying saucer' technology Tuesday as scientists lay the foundations for future Mars missions. The saucer, part of NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, which aims to develop landing vehicles for future missions, underwent a “spin test” on a table at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. on March 31. " That's it, game over, you have all been hit with the disclosure hammer. NASA has "flying saucer technology". Next time anyone sees a flying saucer, it will be said, oh there goes NASA. No aliens required. Guess the ufo section can be closed...
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posted on May 31, 2015, 54 flags
Fragile Earth
The first operational deployment will be off the coast of Japan and South Korea. Floating debris such as plastic will be caught in the system, virtually posing no threat to aquatic life and a beginning point for clean up of our world's oceans. "The currents pull the...
posted on Jun 1, 2015, 33 flags
Fragile Earth
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/at00np973y#general_summary 5.8 just hit off the Juan de Fuca plate. But it's not that so much as what I am seeing after it on live readings. The fault is remaining active, spewing out smaller quakes... We've been through this before......
posted on Jun 2, 2015, 31 flags
Fragile Earth
" How do wild animals react when they see something that looks like them in the mirror? It really depends. French photographer Xavier Hubert Brierre put up a mirror in Gabon, pressed record and the results were uploaded to YouTube. " Interesting video......
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posted on May 30, 2015, 60 flags
Fragile Earth
more to follow.. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/pt15150050#general_summary Yikes, that's huge... PTWC says no tsunami threat to Hawaii... But if that magnitude holds, that almost for sure will carry with it at least a small tsunami...
posted on May 30, 2015, 43 flags
Fragile Earth
http://www.alternet.org/activism/oregon-organic-farmers-beat-monsanto-federal-judge-upholds-gmo-seed-ban "The victory by Our Family Farms Coalition is notable in many regards. To start, Jackson County passed its ordinance before agribusiness giants successfully...
posted on May 29, 2015, 30 flags
Fragile Earth
I have to first say I appreciate all the members here for all of the knowledge and opinions that they possess! I thank you all in advance for your response whether I agree or not. Also before I begin I have a disclaimer I am no physicist however I have done a lot of research...
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posted on May 28, 2015, 40 flags
Science & Technology
Hello again ATS. Machines... With a handful of exceptions, what we think of as machinery is largely comprised of devices created within the last two hundred and fifty years, since the forever changed the landscape of not just our planet, but the very nature of what it means to be human and the experience inherent in that act. ...
posted on May 28, 2015, 37 flags
Space Exploration
New Horizons is just so AWESOME!!! Hurtling towards Pluto at 750,000 miles per day (!!!), it is officially sending back the best and clearest photos of Pluto anyone on Earth has ever seen. And they are just going to keep getting better! What will we see towards the end of June when these pics become an estimated 5,000(!!!)...
posted on May 28, 2015, 34 flags
Fragile Earth
Now you have! First time for me honestly.... Pretty cool :)
posted on May 30, 2015, 20 flags
Medical Issues & Conspiracies
"A Melbourne mother believes a routine flu shot left her crippled and trapped in her own body. Once a happy and loving mother of three, Kathy Watson Jones was left paralysed by a rare condition, where the body's immune system attacks the nervous system. "I can't even feed myself," she told 7News. "I can't wipe my...
posted on Jun 1, 2015, 20 flags
Space Exploration
Saturn has a whole variety of moons, many of which look very different, and all look beautiful. Cassini spacecraft has been snapping some great views of those moons, giving us a very close look at that system. I've been trawling the for moon images that were taken through red, green, and blue filters, because that allows to combine them into a true-colour...
posted on May 27, 2015, 18 flags
Space Exploration
After the long planning, NASA's mission to Jupiter's moon Europa is finally shaping up, with NASA approving the selection of scientific instruments that the spacecraft will carry: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4598 "NASA has selected nine science instruments for a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa, to investigate whether...
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posted on May 10, 2015, 90 flags
Space Exploration
http://yournewswire.com/universe-a-matrix-computer-game-designed-by-aliens-say-nasa/ " British philosopher Nick Bostrom says he believes that the reality we perceive around us may be the product of a highly-advanced computer...
posted on May 21, 2015, 68 flags
Science & Technology
A little of an over stament it is a rarely published interview. I do however find it intresting Tesla as an intresting man and some of his belief systems seem a little alien to me. " In 1899 Tesla gave this interview which has rarely ever been published...
posted on May 12, 2015, 67 flags
Fragile Earth
oh no...poor Nepalese... MAG 7.4 and only 18kms deep fingers X'd its not too bad.. "M7.4 - NEPAL Preliminary Earthquake Report.........Magnitude 7.4 Date-Time 12 May 2015 07:05:19 UTC 12...
posted on May 12, 2015, 67 flags
Medical Issues & Conspiracies
After 15 years with the same GP (general practitioner) I was asked to provide a sample for a UDT. One nurse said "It's just something we started doing" another said "We're required by law."...
posted on May 12, 2015, 57 flags
Fragile Earth
His reaction brought a tear to my eye. I detest holding these animals as pets. We clearly need to rethink how we treat the creatures we share this planet with. The King of the Jungle...
posted on May 20, 2015, 55 flags
Science & Technology
So....this is absolutely crazy to me....I can't balance a damn thing to save my life, yet this guy makes it look like nothing. Pretty amazing video of him balancing river rocks. I put this in this forum because I would like to understand a couple things from anyone who may know...how...
posted on May 24, 2015, 51 flags
Fragile Earth
I'm at the family get together for memorial day weekend. My dad showed me an email he received and it amazed me on how much sense it made. I thought I would share it with ATS. It seems it proves that there is always two sides to any discussion. I will post the article...
posted on May 13, 2015, 48 flags
Science & Technology
"MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report) – Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports. The research,...
posted on May 14, 2015, 44 flags
Space Exploration
Just wanted to throw this out their to give a better perspective on these spots and maybe spark some new though on what exactly they might be . My Theory is that it's possible snow or Ice ? anyone else ? Kap.
posted on May 11, 2015, 38 flags
Space Exploration
Latest information from the orbiting satellite shows that there aren't just two "bright spots" but rather TONS of them! So while we were wrong, the mystery is still out there and gets even deeper than we thought initially! Link: http://io9.com/a-closer-look-at-ceres-mysterious-bright-spots-reveals-1703588079...
posted on May 20, 2015, 36 flags
Fragile Earth
Pile another one onto the argument that our most respected institutions can't get it right. " Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring...
posted on May 5, 2015, 35 flags
Medical Issues & Conspiracies
admin note: at the request of Ancestry.com and based on their statement the story quoted here is "factually incorrect" the following statement from an Ancestry.com spokesperson is added: "The genetic...
posted on May 16, 2015, 34 flags
Medical Issues & Conspiracies
Peru reopens probe into mass sterilizations of over 300,000 indigenous people http://rt.com/news/259125-peru-mass-sterelization-probe/ " Peruvian judicial authorities have ordered the reopening...
posted on May 7, 2015, 33 flags
Science & Technology
This is slightly out of my field but I found the news rather incredible. As you most probably already know, DNA has four bases, and these are, -adenine (A) -cytosine (C) -guanine (G) -thymine (T) Whereas RNA has thymine replaced by a base called uracil:...
posted on May 4, 2015, 30 flags
Fragile Earth
A big one...heavy shaking reported.. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002bnf#general_summary https://twitter.com/hashtag/papua "Hazardous #tsunami waves from #PNG earthquake possible within 300 kms of epicentre. No tsunami threat to Australia."...
posted on May 24, 2015, 29 flags
Fragile Earth
Dont know what to say about this. I hope/suspect this is an error on the recording equipment as this appears to be a huge amount to drop in 48 hours. Here is the graph that shows the drop: As you can see...