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« Reply #11265 on: Aug 24th, 2014, 10:47am »

Good morning all,

JJ that lamp post looks a lot like the UFO.

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« Reply #11266 on: Aug 24th, 2014, 12:22pm »

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Medical implants and printable body parts to drive 3D printer growth

With 3D bio-printing in the pipeline, dental and medical applications could be worth $6bn by 2025

by Sarah Butler
24 August 2014 12.18 EDT

False teeth, hip joints and replacement knees – and potentially printable skin and organs – will drive growth in the burgeoning market for 3D printers over the next decade, according to new research.

A report suggests that dentistry and medicine will increasingly harness one of the 21st century's most exciting technological breakthroughs.

The technology is better known to British households for its ability to replace broken crockery or produce awkward figurine "selfies."

But a report by Cambridge-based market research firm IDTechEx says ceramic jaw or teeth implants and metal hip replacements will become increasingly common 3D fare.

The parts are created by nozzles laying down fine sedimentary layers of material that build a product indistinguishable from an item that has rolled off a factory conveyor belt.

The dental and medical market for 3D printers is expected to expand by 365% to $867m (£523m) by 2025, according to IDTechEx analysts, even before bio-printing technology is taken into account. If bio-printing becomes suitable for commercial use – which scientists hope will allow the printing of pieces of skin, liver or kidney using live cells – analysts estimate the medical market could reach a value of $6bn or more within 10 years.

While printing of complete organs for transplants may be decades away, the use of pieces of tissue for laboratory toxicology tests for cosmetics or drugs could be ready within five years, helping the medical market for 3D printers overtake all other sectors.

Dr Jon Harrop, a director of IDTechEx, said: "Bio printing is a bit unsure as it doesn't exist commercially at the moment but all the medical professionals we interviewed thought it was highly likely to be commercial within 10 years."

In the US, dental labs have invested in technology that can scan a patient's teeth so new teeth can be produced by pressing the print button.

Harrop said there are a number of stumbling blocks in the way of the commercial application of bio printing, but even in the past year, scientists have been able to extend the life of a piece of skin tissue created in the lab from just a few hours to 40 days, taking it closer to the three months required for toxicology tests.

At present, 3D printers are most widely used in the automotive industry where they help produce prototypes for new cars or car parts. The next biggest market is aerospace, where manufacturers are using the technology to make lighter versions of complex parts for aeroplanes.

Already, 3D printers have been used by the medical industry to create a jaw, a pelvis and several customised hip replacements from metal. This year, surgeons in Newcastle upon Tyne created a titanium pelvis for a man who lost half his original one to a rare bone cancer, while in May doctors in Southampton completed Britain's first hip replacement made using a 3D printer. Professor Richard Oreffo at the University of Southampton, who helped develop the hip replacement technique, said at the time: "The 3D printing of the implant in titanium, from CT scans of the patient and stem cell graft, is cutting edge and offers the possibility of improved outcomes for patients."

Dentists have been using 3D printers to create exact replicas of jaws or teeth in order to aid complex procedures for a few years, but increasingly they are creating implants made of durable plastic or medical ceramics.

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« Reply #11267 on: Aug 24th, 2014, 12:28pm »

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'Dear customer, sorry to hear you're dead'

Frail 80-year-old widow left 'extremely upset' by a letter from her pension provider offering condolences for her death

By Dan Hyde
23 August 2014

An 80-year-old widow received a letter pronouncing her dead after her pension provider made a "clerical error".

Standard Life sent the letter directly to the customer's house in Spalding, Lincolnshire, last month.

Mrs Fulton, whose name has been altered, opened the letter because it was addressed to "The Executors of Mrs B Fulton".

She found a short message of condolence from an employee at Standard Life, which read: "I was sorry to learn of [Mrs Fulton's] death when the bank returned her June pension instalment to us. I offer my sincere condolences on behalf of Standard Life.

"Please can you contact me with the date that Mrs Fulton passed away." Enclosed was a prepaid envelope and a telephone number.

Mrs Fulton, who was described as frail by neighbours acting on her behalf, said she was left "extremely upset". The widow suffered a severe stroke almost a decade ago and lived alone.

"You can imagine how shocked I was to receive the letter," Mrs Fulton said. "Fortunately I still have my wits about me, but I dread to think what the consequences could have been for someone in more fragile health than myself."

Standard Life said the blunder was caused by human error after a routine pension payment failed. A staff member had incorrectly marked reason for the payment being returned as “deceased”.

A spokesman said: "We are very sorry this occurred and for the concern it has caused. We apologised immediately and carried out a review to understand what had happened. We reissued the pension payment immediately and sent Mrs Fulton flowers and £50 as apology too."

The reason for the failed payment remains a mystery, the spokesman said. Mrs Fulton had received regular, automated transfers to her bank account for many years without a hitch.

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« Reply #11268 on: Aug 24th, 2014, 2:07pm »

Crystal, hi.

Re the lamp. Yes, it even has the same number of 'spots'.

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« Reply #11269 on: Aug 25th, 2014, 07:28am »

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Scientists generally agree that Neanderthals lived in Europe and Asia about 200,000 years ago. But when did they die out? That's a tougher question. Now it seems that the answer is earlier than previously thought -- and by 10,000 years, the New York Times wrote Wednesday.

The new discovery has been cited by various news sites and was published in the journal Nature. It refutes the belief that Neanderthals lived in Portugal, Spain and Gibraltar until 30,000 years ago, even as groups of modern humans expanded.

Neanderthals in Europe died out 40,000 years ago, which means the heavy-browed relatives and modern humans lived in Europe simultaneously for 5,000 years, a new study of Neanderthal sites from Spain to Russia revealed. They might have even shared ideas and culture, the BBC noted.

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A set of ancient bone tools have left scientists baffled about the capabilities of Neanderthals. Reuters
“This is a very strong compilation,” Professor Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London said, according to the New York Times. “I think it kind of replaces the picture we had before.”

Modern humans migrated from Africa at least 600,000 years ago and crossed paths with the Neanderthals. DNA proof shows Neanderthals and humans not only encountered each other, but interbred about 50,000 to 60,000 years ago in western Asia.

“You’ve kind of got two parts of the story,” Dr. Stringer said. “There must have been a western Asia coexistence, which included interbreeding. Then there was a later coexistence in Europe, for which we have no evidence of interbreeding but possible evidence of some cultural contact between the groups.”

Modern humans might have played a role in the extinction of their ancestors. The big-brained and thick-boned hunters might have felt competitive pressure from early Europeans, who hunted many of the same prey species, research shows. "They were hunting the same animals, collecting the same plants and wanting to live in the best caves. So there would have been an economic competition," Stringer added, according to the BBC.

"But it was not an instantaneous extinction," he continued. "They were not hunted down and killed by modern humans or wiped out by diseases they might have brought with them from Africa. It was a more gradual process."

Neanderthals underwent a population decease around 50,000 years ago that left some of them in isolated groups, which is just around the time early modern humans arrived.

"In ecology when you see a species that is isolated and losing genetic diversity, you are seeing one that is often on the way out," Tom Higham of the United Kingdom's University of Oxford explained, according to National Geographic. "I think most of my colleagues would agree that having modern humans around played some role in the disappearance of the Neanderthals."

Neanderthals might have lived longer in Russia and Siberia, Dr. Higham believes, and he wants to expand his research there. The conclusions, however, are uncertain since the research sites do not contain bones of the actual inhabitants and researchers aren’t sure if Neanderthals or modern humans made the tools that were discovered.

“This gives us a framework, basically, which allows us to ask more interesting questions,” Nature commentator William Davies said, according to the Times. “About what the tools might mean, how they were used, what they tell us about Neanderthal interactions.”


Nice article, Sysconfig! I've become convinced there's a bit of neanderthal in all of us...!

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« Reply #11270 on: Aug 25th, 2014, 08:48am »

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This UFO sighting was filmed during night in Germany on August 19, 2014

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Radical New Theory Could Kill the Multiverse Hypothesis

By Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine
08.25.14

Though galaxies look larger than atoms and elephants appear to outweigh ants, some physicists have begun to suspect that size differences are illusory. Perhaps the fundamental description of the universe does not include the concepts of “mass” and “length,” implying that at its core, nature lacks a sense of scale.

This little-explored idea, known as scale symmetry, constitutes a radical departure from long-standing assumptions about how elementary particles acquire their properties. But it has recently emerged as a common theme of numerous talks and papers by respected particle physicists. With their field stuck at a nasty impasse, the researchers have returned to the master equations that describe the known particles and their interactions, and are asking: What happens when you erase the terms in the equations having to do with mass and length?

Nature, at the deepest level, may not differentiate between scales. With scale symmetry, physicists start with a basic equation that sets forth a massless collection of particles, each a unique confluence of characteristics such as whether it is matter or antimatter and has positive or negative electric charge. As these particles attract and repel one another and the effects of their interactions cascade like dominoes through the calculations, scale symmetry “breaks,” and masses and lengths spontaneously arise.

Similar dynamical effects generate 99 percent of the mass in the visible universe. Protons and neutrons are amalgams — each one a trio of lightweight elementary particles called quarks. The energy used to hold these quarks together gives them a combined mass that is around 100 times more than the sum of the parts. “Most of the mass that we see is generated in this way, so we are interested in seeing if it’s possible to generate all mass in this way,” said Alberto Salvio, a particle physicist at the Autonomous University of Madrid and the co-author of a recent paper on a scale-symmetric theory of nature.

In the equations of the “Standard Model” of particle physics, only a particle discovered in 2012, called the Higgs boson, comes equipped with mass from the get-go. According to a theory developed 50 years ago by the British physicist Peter Higgs and associates, it doles out mass to other elementary particles through its interactions with them. Electrons, W and Z bosons, individual quarks and so on: All their masses are believed to derive from the Higgs boson — and, in a feedback effect, they simultaneously dial the Higgs mass up or down, too.

The multiverse ennui can’t last forever.

The new scale symmetry approach rewrites the beginning of that story.
“The idea is that maybe even the Higgs mass is not really there,” said Alessandro Strumia, a particle physicist at the University of Pisa in Italy. “It can be understood with some dynamics.”

The concept seems far-fetched, but it is garnering interest at a time of widespread soul-searching in the field. When the Large Hadron Collider at CERN Laboratory in Geneva closed down for upgrades in early 2013, its collisions had failed to yield any of dozens of particles that many theorists had included in their equations for more than 30 years. The grand flop suggests that researchers may have taken a wrong turn decades ago in their understanding of how to calculate the masses of particles.

“We’re not in a position where we can afford to be particularly arrogant about our understanding of what the laws of nature must look like,” said Michael Dine, a professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who has been following the new work on scale symmetry. “Things that I might have been skeptical about before, I’m willing to entertain.”

The Giant Higgs Problem

The scale symmetry approach traces back to 1995, when William Bardeen, a theoretical physicist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill., showed that the mass of the Higgs boson and the other Standard Model particles could be calculated as consequences of spontaneous scale-symmetry breaking. But at the time, Bardeen’s approach failed to catch on. The delicate balance of his calculations seemed easy to spoil when researchers attempted to incorporate new, undiscovered particles, like those that have been posited to explain the mysteries of dark matter and gravity.

Instead, researchers gravitated toward another approach called “supersymmetry” that naturally predicted dozens of new particles. One or more of these particles could account for dark matter. And supersymmetry also provided a straightforward solution to a bookkeeping problem that has bedeviled researchers since the early days of the Standard Model.

In the standard approach to doing calculations, the Higgs boson’s interactions with other particles tend to elevate its mass toward the highest scales present in the equations, dragging the other particle masses up with it. “Quantum mechanics tries to make everybody democratic,” explained theoretical physicist Joe Lykken, deputy director of Fermilab and a collaborator of Bardeen’s. “Particles will even each other out through quantum mechanical effects.”

This democratic tendency wouldn’t matter if the Standard Model particles were the end of the story. But physicists surmise that far beyond the Standard Model, at a scale about a billion billion times heavier known as the “Planck mass,” there exist unknown giants associated with gravity. These heavyweights would be expected to fatten up the Higgs boson — a process that would pull the mass of every other elementary particle up to the Planck scale. This hasn’t happened; instead, an unnatural hierarchy seems to separate the lightweight Standard Model particles and the Planck mass.

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“We’re not in a position where we can afford to be particularly arrogant about our understanding of what the laws of nature must look like,” said Michael Dine, a professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who has been following the new work on scale symmetry. “Things that I might have been skeptical about before, I’m willing to entertain.”

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on Aug 25th, 2014, 09:43am, Swamprat wrote:
“We’re not in a position where we can afford to be particularly arrogant about our understanding of what the laws of nature must look like,” said Michael Dine, a professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who has been following the new work on scale symmetry. “Things that I might have been skeptical about before, I’m willing to entertain.”

That's about the only statement in that article that I understood! tongue



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I always try to read these articles hoping that some of it will sink in. But it was a hard slog on this one. Here is where my eyes started to tear up:


"Nature, at the deepest level, may not differentiate between scales. With scale symmetry, physicists start with a basic equation that sets forth a massless collection of particles, each a unique confluence of characteristics such as whether it is matter or antimatter and has positive or negative electric charge. As these particles attract and repel one another and the effects of their interactions cascade like dominoes through the calculations, scale symmetry “breaks,” and masses and lengths spontaneously arise."



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Wow..sneaking a kick in while the Guy is down,,,is not very crickette..


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British Embassy apologizes for tweet commemorating the burning of the White House (but not for the actual burning of the White House)
Apparently, diplomats missed the fact that a cake celebrating the destruction of a U.S. national symbol might be viewed by some as a bit -- well, undiplomatic. Some 4,000 retweets later, it became clear: 200 years after the fact, the stateside reaction to the White House blaze anniversary may have cooled down a bit -- but some Americans' feelings about the fire tweet still run hot.



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This isn't the first time the British government has issued a War of 1812-related apology. In his 2003 speech to Congress, then-Prime Minister Tony Blair apologized for the British attempt two centuries before to burn down the Library of Congress. "I know this is kind of late, but sorry," he said.

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« Reply #11276 on: Aug 26th, 2014, 03:36am »

MH370 was mentioned again.The General has not changed his story since he reported last march..
That the plane is in Pakistan..

By coincidence a Pakistani is wanted by Malaysia for pilfering tens of thousands of dollars from deceased passengers bank accounts mostly Chinese..in collusion with a Malaysian Bank manager and another employee in complcated money transfers leading to the Pakistan Suspect.


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Saturday on Fox News Channel's "America's News HQ," network military analyst Ret. Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney told host Uma Pemmaraju that in oder to address the current threat ISIS posses, the Untied States should "go to DEFCON 1, our highest state of readiness and be prepared as we lead up to 9/11," because he warned "we may even see a 9/11/14."
McInerney referenced the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 from earlier this year and said, "On the seventh of September, a major news network and publishing network are going to put out a book. It is going to be earth shattering of what's happening and what happened. The fact is we may even see a 9/11/14 MH-370 surface again. We should go to DEFCON 1, our highest state of readiness and be prepared as we lead up to 9/11."
Pemmaraju asked, "When you say a major news organization is coming forward with a publication, what are you referring to specifically? Can you allude to that, give us more details?
McInerney continued,"I can't give you any more than what I've just said. But it is going to be extremely important and America should take notice. We are less safe today than we were six years ago."
The general again confirmed America should raise the terror level threat at this point ahead of the anniversary of 9/11.

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If True this is not good

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http://ufodigest.com/article/our-jester-0825
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Look closely at the original Jester or Fool card from the Marseilles French deck and it is obvious that this character portrays a member of the Saracen forces who fought the Templars. His skin tone is different, darker, and he is wearing a huge turban.
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Pierre Plantard is more modest in his version of the #0 card, the Fool, this fellow at least has his pants up even though he is being bitten by a cat. As usual, there are other subtle differences in the Plantard card. Our Jester is strolling through the backyard of Rennes-le-Bains (Baths) near Rennes-le-Chateau in southeastern France. The Rennes-le-Bains church is the backdrop for this major arcana character. Instead of using the yellow brick masonry as a frame as on his Pope of Rennes-le-Bains card, Plantard has constructed an equilateral triangle as the central focus of the painting. When giving a lecture about the Hermetic sciences, he began with the geometry of the map of France - an equilateral triangle of French cities with Bourges in the center.
What is the significance of these two triangles on the map and the card? Note the fool`s staff, the church bell and the "X" marks the spot within the three sided map. Where does the "X" fall, can you solve the puzzle? Our Jester has the sign of the planet Mercury on his shoulder, it refers to more than that small wandering planet in space. The substance liquid mercury was all- important to alchemists throughout history, indeed Pierre Plantard was known to be an alchemist himself as well as being a fine draftsman. He used the characters of the Oswald Wirth tarot deck in his tarot-themed paintings and drew the architectural backgrounds himself displaying perfect perspective. The sign for Mercury also denotes the important Greek oracle called "Hermes Trismegistus" author of "The Divine Pymander" and many other arcane volumes, Hermes Trismegistus is one of the authors of the ancient Gnostic codices discovered at Nag Hammadi in Egypt. Alchemy was an all important science in Greco-Roman Egypt.
During the Crusades, the Templars learned the alchemy of the Holy Land and in Egypt, sometimes when they were held captive by Moslem forces. When the Templars returned to Europe with this new knowledge, it caused a Renaissance of their culture.
New building techniques such as the pointed arch came back with them as well, and their Gothic style of architecture flourished. Each town competed to construct the most grand cathedral. This method of building and weight-bearing opened up the walls for stained glass windows and the alchemical art of colored glass.
The tarot and the history of the Rennes-le-Chateau area is all about the Templars.
In the Fool/Jester card Plantard expresses all of these subjects brilliantly. Is this our Jester returning from the Holy Land with the secrets of the alchemical sciences? In Plantard`s version, the Fool has rosy cheeks (edit the Rose?) but he is wearing a Saracen costume. does he portray a Templar who was a prisoner and a student of the Islamic sciences? On his turban there is the alchemical sign for water, the inverted triangle. The dot in the center means that the water is either distilled or enhanced by the alchemist`s art - our Jester is an adept. I have colored this card according to the tones utilized by Wirth on his 19th c. deck.
Can you figure out the triangle puzzle of Pierre Plantard? What does the location of the "X" within the triangle tell us about him?
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In the lore of Rennes-le-Chateau, Templar history is at the core.
During the Crusades, the Templars learned the alchemy of the Holy Land and in Egypt, sometimes when they were held captive by Moslem forces. When the Templars returned to Europe with this new knowledge, it caused a Renaissance of their culture.
New building techniques such as the pointed arch came back with them as well, and their Gothic style of architecture flourished. Each town competed to construct the most grand cathedral. This method of building and weight-bearing opened up the walls for stained glass windows and the alchemical art of colored glass.
The tarot and the history of the Rennes-le-Chateau area is all about the Templars.
In the Fool/Jester card Plantard expresses all of these subjects brilliantly. Is this our Jester returning from the Holy Land with the secrets of the alchemical sciences? In Plantard`s version, the Fool has rosy cheeks but he is wearing a Saracen costume. does he portray a Templar who was a prisoner and a student of the Islamic sciences? On his turban there is the alchemical sign for water, the inverted triangle. The dot in the center means that the water is either distilled or enhanced by the alchemist`s art - our Jester is an adept. I have colored this card according to the tones utilized by Wirth on his 19th c. deck.
Can you figure out the triangle puzzle of Pierre Plantard? What does the location of the "X" within the triangle tell us about him?
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In the lore of Rennes-le-Chateau, Templar history is at the core.
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IF MY MEMORY SERVES ME CORRECTLY ~ WHILE THE BRITISH HAD THE OBJECTIVE TO BURN THE WHITE HOUSE ~ IT SEEMS THAT THIS UNUSUAL STORM WHIPPED UP OUT OF NO WHERE ~ SO THREATENING THAT THEIR PLANS WERE THWARTED ~ wink

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