Re: Stuff and Nonsense Unleashed
« Reply #2430 on: Oct 16th, 2017, 07:41am »
Good morning lovely UFOCasebookers
Dubai Police Will Soon Be Buzzing Around on These Epic Hoverbikes
Wait, what year is this?
by SIGNE DEAN 16 OCT 2017
As the unofficial world's most futuristic city, Dubai sure loves the attention it gets from employing cutting-edge tech such as 3D-printed buildings, hovertaxis, or this incredible Mars simulation city.
Now Dubai's police force, already equipped with little autonomous robocops, is getting another leg up in the law enforcement race with incredibly cool, and somewhat dangerous-looking hoverbikes.
These airborne police officers will be using the Hoversurf Scorpion-3, a hoverbike prototype built by a Russian drone start-up and revealed earlier this year.
The electric-powered Scorpion-3 looks like a cross between a motorcycle and a quadcopter drone. Flying aloft on these, police officers in Dubai will be able to sound like a swarm of very angry bees as they fly across traffic to their next emergency.
The new technology to be employed by the city's police was revealed at Gitex 2017, an international technology showcase currently happening at Dubai World Trade Centre.
As Saif Salem Al Kaabi from the Technical Innovation Section at Dubai Police explained to Gulf News, the hoverbike demonstrated at the showcase is still a prototype, and the police force has signed an agreement with the Hoversurf developers to produce a whole fleet.
The bikes will be programmed to fly at a maximum altitude of five metres (16.4 feet), and on one charge the electric motor can carry a person for 25 minutes at a maximum speed of 70 km/h (44 mph).
According to a Facebook post by Hoversurf CEO Alexander Atamanov, these hoverbikes have actually set a world record at a 28.5 metre altitude (that's 93.5 feet). But as Al Kaabi explained to Gulf News, for safety reasons the officers will be constrained to travel at just five metres (16.3 feet), which seems fair enough.
Before letting these piloted quadcopters loose on the streets, Dubai police will first be doing more testing to decide on the best situations for their use.
The thinking is that hoverbikes could come in handy in areas where it's hard for the police to reach with regular vehicles, or in emergencies to fly above traffic congestions.
If you haven't seen one of these hoverbikes in action, Hoversurf have footage of the vehicle's first public flight at the Moscow raceway:
After watching that we certainly feel like the future is, well, here.
Re: Stuff and Nonsense Unleashed
« Reply #2431 on: Oct 16th, 2017, 09:07am »
UFO expert calls in cops after his criticism of other enthusiasts' theories sparked threats
A Scots UFO investigator complains to police about 'threats'.
Keith McLeod 06:00, 16 OCT 2017
A UFO fan has called in police after he was threatened over claims another enthusiast lied about one of the UK’s most famous close encounters.
Scots researcher James Welsh, 44, received online hate messages, allegedly made by former US serviceman Lawrence Warren. The New Yorker wrote the book Left at Eastgate about the “Rendlesham Forest Incident” – dubbed Britain’s Roswell – in which US servicemen saw an “alien craft” in 1980.
The military personnel were based at RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge in Suffolk.
But Warren’s former friend and co-author Peter Robbins now says his account of the close encounter was given with “an intent to deceive”.
That was after a tip-off from Glasgow - based Welsh. Warren – who still lives in England – then allegedly sent a series of messages to Welsh, with one saying: “I will f*** him. I got 10 or so Scots bikers lookin’ for him.”
Welsh said: “I hope the police treat this with the seriousness it deserves. Ufology is the biggest victim.”
Re: Stuff and Nonsense Unleashed
« Reply #2437 on: Oct 17th, 2017, 07:46am »
Good morning lovely people
Alligators Have Been Caught Feasting on Sharks in a Bizarre Predator Cross Over
PETER DOCKRILL 17 OCT 2017
For the first time, researchers have documented the violent clash of predators from two very different worlds, discovering evidence of alligators feasting on sharks in the wild.
While there have been anecdotal reports of this kind of thing happening before, it's never been comprehensively studied, since ordinarily the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and sharks occupy very different bodies of water.
But that's not always the case. In coastal areas where marine ecosystems meet with estuaries, sometimes sharks and stingrays will veer from their ocean habitat into the briny mix of fresh and saltwater near the shore.
Evidently, it's not always a good idea to do this, because it can bring them into contact with a fearsome predator that can adapt to the salty conditions of these coastal waterways.
"Alligators seek out fresh water in high-salinity environments," says ecologist James Nifong from Kansas State University.
"When it rains really hard, they can actually sip fresh water off the surface of the saltwater. That can prolong the time they can stay in a saltwater environment."
For their research, Nifong and wildlife biologist Russell Lowers searched through scientific and historical literature and consulted experts for any accounts of alligators attacking elasmobranchii – a subclass of cartilaginous fish that includes sharks and rays.
They found unreported evidence of four times where American alligators preyed on elasmobranchii, including attacks on a nurse shark (image at top), bonnethead shark (image above and below), lemon shark, and an Atlantic stingray.
There might not be any great whites on that list, but it shows A. mississippiensis is happy to forage beyond its regular diet of crustaceans, snails, and fish when seafood specials feature on the menu.
"Alligators are opportunistic," Nifong explained to New Scientist. "They're not going to pass up a big chunk of protein that's swimming by."
While the known instances of this preying are few and far between, the researchers say the fact it happens at all means sharks and rays may constitute a more significant part of the alligator diet than scientists had previously realised.
It's also food for thought when it comes to managing endangered marine animals – as one of the uncontemplated risks to their survival could be death by alligator.
As for why this preying behaviour has gone mostly unnoticed for so long, it could be because both alligators and sharks are difficult animals to study and observe in coastal habitats – especially since some small sharks can be mistaken for fish.
There's also the question of post-meal evidence – or the lack of it – when researchers pump alligator guts to analyse what they've been consuming.
"Most prey gators eat turn to mush pretty quickly within their stomachs," ecologist Adam Rosenblatt from the University of North Florida, who wasn't involved with the study, told National Geographic.
"It all turns into one big pile of indistinguishable stuff, except for certain body parts like hair and shells."
But just in case you thought this was a one-way contest, guess again. In the course of their research, Nifong and Lowers also uncovered reports of a bizarre historical melee, when the tables were turned on alligators.
"[O]n 5 October 1877 the sports magazine The Fishing Gazette published an article entitled 'Alligator and Shark Fight', recounting the observations of an epic skirmish between American alligators and sharks (unknown species) in a tidal inlet near Jupiter, Florida," the authors write in their paper.
According to The Fishing Gazette, after some 500 alligators congregated in the inlet to feast on a school of fish brought in by the tide, hundreds of sharks responding to the bloodbath zeroed in for an alligator ambush.
Per one eyewitness account: "[The] sharks and alligators rise on the crest of the waves and fight like dogs."
The findings are reported in Southeastern Naturalist.
Re: Stuff and Nonsense Unleashed
« Reply #2442 on: Oct 17th, 2017, 3:23pm »
Trump May Be RIGHT! Look Who Was Just BUSTED For Starting DEADLY Cali Fire That Killed 41 So Far
Published on Oct 16, 2017 By Liberty Belle
The California wildfires have been raging for quite some time which has caused unprecedented damage in the region.
Now, it is important to note that fires in the California area are not unheard of, but they typically occur in December and January, and not October.
These fires have forced thousands of residents to leave their homes in terror not knowing what they will return to when they are able.
Law enforcement officials have been working tirelessly to figure out who started these horrific wildfires and it appears they may have the culprits that would prove President Trump was right yet again.
On Monday, firefighters have been able to gain control of the raging wildfires in the northern California area.
However, even though these brave firefighters have been able to make headway in containing the fire the death toll has risen to 41.
Over the last week, these raging fires have scorched more than 200,000 acres, destroyed or damaged more than 5,500 homes, and displaced 100,000 people. Though by some miracle on Sunday, the winds changed and the firefighters were able to take advantage of that situation and contain some of the fires.
View from the air: Santa Rosa, California, neighborhoods, businesses destroyed by wildfires.
Now that the firefighters have been able to make some headway in these deadly fires, law enforcement has been focusing on what caused them, and what they found is shocking. As officials were studying the fires, they noticed a pattern of where the majority of them occurred.It seems that areas hardest hit by these fires were in areas within the legal marijuana business, and they are now suspecting foul play.
As it turns out the areas that are being hit the hardest happen to be pot farms.
CNN Money reported:
Deadly wildfires in Northern California are burning up marijuana farms in the so-called Emerald Triangle. Blazes have destroyed a number of farms in Mendocino County right before legal recreational sales begin in California.
Cannabis business owners who lose their crops have little reprieve.
“Nobody right now has insurance,” said Nikki Lastreto, secretary of the Mendocino Cannabis Industry Association. “They might have insurance on their house, but not on their crop.”
Here is more from Got News:
The suspicious timing and sheer destruction of the fires have led them to believe the Mexican drug cartels – infamous for their ruthless tactics – had a hand in starting them. These cartels, which run a large share of the world’s multi-billion dollar illegal drug trade, certainly have the means to pull of an attack like this.
They also have an enormous incentive to drive up prices and hurt their competitors, and these fires are already accomplishing that. If Mexican drug lord involvement is confirmed, it will likely spark an international crisis between the United States and Mexico over the latter’s failure to rein in its criminal cartels.