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« Reply #1170 on: Apr 3rd, 2017, 10:19am »

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« Reply #1171 on: Apr 3rd, 2017, 1:47pm »

I took this picture several years ago (recently came across it) on the East Coast of Florida while vacationing at West Palm Beach. From a distance I thought it was a dead fish stuck in the sand but as I got closer came to realize that it was an interesting piece of driftwood. I still have it somewhere, probably in a box stored someplace in the house but at least I still have the picture. Interesting how the mind wants to put things into something familiar.

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« Reply #1172 on: Apr 3rd, 2017, 6:13pm »

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« Reply #1173 on: Apr 3rd, 2017, 6:28pm »

Thank you Crystal, you're amazing !

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Lshockedshockedk what CERN just released 2 days ago ! shocked

Ancient particle accelerator discovered on Mars shocked

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« Reply #1174 on: Apr 3rd, 2017, 6:52pm »

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Lshockedshockedk what CERN just released 2 days ago ! shocked

Ancient particle accelerator discovered on Mars shocked

http://home.cern/about/updates/2017/04/ancient-particle-accelerator-discovered-mars

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Now that's a real discovery! Makes those other things people find like squirrels, hand guns and even Obama's head look like jokes. I'm surprised Scott Waring missed this. grin
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« Reply #1175 on: Apr 3rd, 2017, 7:16pm »

I sure am glad that CERN article was dated April 1..... cool
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« Reply #1176 on: Apr 3rd, 2017, 9:09pm »

Does that mean it's not real ? embarassed

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« Reply #1177 on: Apr 3rd, 2017, 10:54pm »

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« Reply #1178 on: Apr 4th, 2017, 10:34am »

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Former USGS Employee Admits Making & Planting Fake Artifacts Underwater At Bimini, Bahamas While Employed at the USGS AP Magazine

Now this is just disheartening, not to mention disappointing and unpalatable. A "scientist" by the name of Eugene Shinn, formerly employed by the US Geological Service, has admitted to falsifying information by planting fake artifacts around the Bimini underwater site. It gets worse. According to Shinn, he and his coworkers found inventing archeological evidence amusing, which we suppose isn't surprising given Shinn's belief that anyone in disagreement with him is a lesser being. In light of this deception, which serves as both betrayal and waste of taxpayers' dollars, we are left wondering who, if anyone, we can trust. What sort of motivation would compel a scientist to regard his post with such contempt? Why make a mockery of all others who administer their research in full account of the trust they wield? This isn't about a skeptic wanting to disprove theories regarding the age of an ancient stone wall. This is about integrity, respect, and conscientiousness--or in this case, the complete lack thereof. Trust destroyed. Good luck getting it back guys. (CM)

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« Reply #1179 on: Apr 4th, 2017, 10:36am »

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Katherine Smith, defender of Navajo land, dies at 98

by Laurel Morales
Published 5:22 p.m. MT April 4, 2017

Big Mountain

Billowing clouds rolled in and out over Big Mountain, bringing wind, rain, snow and sun when beloved Navajo matriarch and activist Katherine Smith said goodbye to the land she loved and defended.

“In our beliefs, when a death occurs the weather will tell you how blessed they were,” said Smith's daughter, Marykatherine Smith. “We see rain, wind and snow as prosperity. So she was very blessed.”

The elder Smith, who once met federally employed workers with a shotgun during the infamous and protracted Navajo-Hopi relocation, died March 29. Officially, her age was listed at 98, but family and friends say she was more likely over 100.

Katherine Smith’s grandmother was born on the Navajo Long Walk. In 1864 the U.S. Army forced 9,500 Navajo to walk from their reservation 400 miles to the edge of the Pecos River in eastern New Mexico. It was the first of many attempts to relocate Navajos.

And it was Smith's refusal to become a part of a modern-day relocation that made her an icon and even gave her a role in an Oscar-nominated documentary.

From a distance Big Mountain appears small, but its importance to the Navajo and Hopi people is great. For centuries Navajo families like Smith’s shared the ancestral land with Hopi villages. They had all they needed to survive. They grew corn, squash and melons and raised sheep. They used the plants like the scrubby sagebrush and juniper for their healing properties.

Big Mountain is considered sacred, with hundreds of prayer sites scattered throughout. Smith’s granddaughter, Davina Smith Spotted Elk, said it’s where her grandmother and great-grandparents have buried their umbilical cords, a Navajo tradition that ties them to that place from birth.

“As she put it, ‘My umbilical cord was buried here at Big Mountain and when I pass on, this is where I’ll be,’ ” Smith Spotted Elk said. “That was always powerful in my mind. You stand up for what’s important to you and I always try to do that wherever I go.”

In 1909 the U.S. Geological Survey discovered the land in northern Arizona was rich with coal, gas and uranium. As the population in the Western states exploded, they looked to the Navajo and Hopi land as the solution to the sudden demand for energy.

The tribes were reluctant, saying they did not want to defile Mother Earth. The federal government encouraged them to form tribal councils. Congress then passed a law allowing the Interior secretary along with the councils to approve mining leases.

Decades later in 1974, Congress passed the Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act to resolve a conflict over tribal land ownership. Under the law, the federal government redefined the Hopi boundary and took control of 1.8 million mineral-rich acres they called “joint use area,” which included Big Mountain.

Katherine Smith and many others believed the land dispute was a cover for mineral leases. They say it was John Boyden, a Utah lawyer with ties to both Peabody Coal and the Hopi Tribe, who took advantage of long-standing tensions between neighboring tribes and pushed Congress into evicting as many as 6,000 Navajo and 100 Hopi from Hopi Partitioned Lands and impounding their livestock.

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Pilot reveals terrifying tale of a near disaster experience, while the passengers remained blissfully unaware

April 5, 2017 - 9:45pm


HAVE you ever wondered how close to danger you’ve become while in the air? You might after reading this.

In a discussion on Reddit, pilots were asked to recount their scariest flying moment of which the passengers were kept blissfully unaware. And one Los Angeles-based pilot has shared a terrifying tale of how close he and the commercial aeroplane he was flying came to suffocating to death.

“On a commercial aircraft, you generally have three sources of ‘bleed air’ that take air from the engines and a little device in the back of the aeroplane called the APU [Auxiliary Power Unit], and use it to pressurise the cabin. You can’t breathe the air at 35,000 feet, so the cabin is pressurised by these bleed air sources to a breathable altitude of at or below 8,000 feet,” the pilot, posting under the name PlaneShenaniganz, explained.

One of these three air sources was known to be faulty prior to taking off, he said, however, maintenance deemed the plane still safe to fly on the remaining two sources — which is not unusual for the type of aircraft, an ERJ-175.

But when the plane became airborne, two sources became one after the APU also failed. The pilot contacted dispatch and maintenance, who responded that the flight was still safe to continue on one source of pressurised air because it was only a short flight.

Then the unthinkable happened.

“Passing through 25,000 feet, I feel the air getting sucked out of my lungs. I’m trying to inhale, but it isn’t working, and my lungs are emptying quickly,” the pilot recounted.

“Unable to breathe normally, immediately my eyes shoot to the cabin altitude gauge, which is showing us at 8,000 feet cabin altitude and rising quickly. In fact, it is rising at the exact same rate of climb as our aeroplane, indicating the aeroplane has lost all pressurisation capabilities and is depressurising rapidly.”

The final remaining source of pressurised air had failed.

“Immediately, I throw off my sunglasses and headset, and don my full-face oxygen mask and smoke goggles. It provides 100 per cent pure oxygen under a forced flow, rated up to an altitude of 41,000 feet. My first officer does the same.”

The air pressure in the cockpit had plummeted while the cabin pressure was depressurising rapidly.

Thinking quickly, the pilot and his first officer immediately initiate an emergency descent, turning back to LAX.

“The cabin altitude nearly reached hazardous levels, but didn’t go high enough for the oxygen masks in the cabin to automatically deploy. It was definitely high enough that the passengers would have noticed, but wouldn’t have had a concrete idea of what was going on aside from ‘that’s odd’,” he explained.

“The cabin also got quite hot because there was no more pressurised, conditioned air flowing to cool it off.”

They landed safely and the passengers remained blissfully unaware of how close they came to suffocating, believing it was just a ‘maintenance issue’.

“We parked at the gate and deplaned, and I made an announcement to the passengers about what had just happened, using small words and downplaying everything so as not to scare the s**t out of everyone,” he said.

“We ended up swapping airplanes to one that wasn’t sick, and completed the flight as planned about three hours behind schedule. I slept well that night, and the passengers probably went on to complain about their flight being delayed several hours due to a maintenance issue’.”

The incredible story has attracted a number of comments hailing the pilot as a hero.

“Wow, that is amazing. Glad you were able to act fast and get everyone to safety,” Reddit user Mattyd35 wrote.

“My respect for pilots has increased tenfold,” another Reddit user, Alokae, commented.

For another commenter, negronautics, it confirmed how important having a fully-trained and experienced pilot physically flying a plane.

“People always say that in the future pilots will be replaced by AI [artificial intelligence] but it’s emergency situations like these that have me doubting that.”

The pilot said the near-death experience was something he had never witnessed before, or since the incident, in his entire aviation career.

Let’s all take a moment to thank our pilots.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/travellers-stories/pilot-reveals-terrifying-tale-of-a-near-disaster-experience-while-the-passengers-remained-blissfully-unaware/news-story/d9ea5e00b6880339e201b0f5643ec2e7

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MIT Tech Review

How Machine Learning May Help Tackle Depression

By detecting trends that humans are unable to spot, researchers hope to treat the disorder more effectively.

by Jamie Condliffe
April 5, 2017

Depression is a simple-sounding condition with complex origins that aren't fully understood. Now, machine learning may enable scientists to unpick some of its mysteries in order to provide better treatment.

For patients to be diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, which is thought to be the result of a blend of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors, they have to display several of a long list of symptoms, such as fatigue or lack of concentration. Once diagnosed, they may receive cognitive behavioral therapy or medication to help ease their condition. But not every treatment works for every patient, as symptoms can vary widely.

Recently, many artificial intelligence researchers have begun to develop ways to apply machine learning to medical situations. Such approaches are able to spot trends and details across huge data sets that humans would never be able to, teasing out results that can be used to diagnose other patients. The New Yorker recently ran a particularly interesting essay about using the technique to make diagnoses from medical scans.

Similar approaches are being used to shed light on depression. A study published in Psychiatry Research earlier this year showed that MRI scans can be analyzed by machine-learning algorithms to establish the likelihood of someone suffering from the condition. By identifying subtle differences in scans of people who were and were not sufferers, the team found that they were able to identify which unseen patients were suffering with major depressive disorder from MRI scans with roughly 75 percent accuracy.

Perhaps more interestingly, Vox reports that researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College are following a similar tack to identify different types of depression. By having machine-learning algorithms interrogate data captured when the brain is in a resting state, the scientists have been able to categorize four different subtypes of the condition that manifest as different mixtures of anxiety and lack of pleasure.

Not all attempts to infer such fine-grained diagnoses from MRI scans have been successful in the past, of course. But the use of AI does provide much better odds of spotting a signal than when individual doctors pore over scans. At the very least, the experiments lend weight to the notion that there are different types of depression.

The approach could be just one part of a broader effort to use machine learning to spot subtle clues related to the condition. Researchers at New York University's Langone Medical Center, for instance, are using machine-learning techniques to pick out vocal patterns that are particular to people with depression, as well as conditions like PTSD.

And the idea that there may be many types of depression could prove useful, according to Vox. It notes another recent study carried out by researchers at Emory University that found that machine learning was able to identify different patterns of brain activity in fMRI scans that correlated with the effectiveness of different forms of treatment.

In other words, it may be possible not just to use AI to identify unique types of depression, but also to establish how best to treat them. Such approaches are still a long way from providing clinically relevant results, but they do show that it may be possible to identify better ways to help sufferers in the future.

In the meantime, some researchers are also trying to develop AIs to ensure that depression doesn’t lead to tragic outcomes like self-harm or suicide. Last month, for instance, Wired reported that scientists at Florida State University had developed machine-learning software that analyzes patterns in health records to flag patients that may be at risk of suicidal thoughts. And Facebook claims it can do something similar by analyzing user content—but it remains to be seen how effective its interventions might be.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604075/how-machine-learning-may-help-tackle-depression/

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