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Experiments vindicating quantum physics indicate that consciousness is more fundamental than matter/energy. Now trying to figure out where all that leads to - the science/spiritual pursuit of the 21st century.
Experiments vindicating quantum physics indicate that consciousness is more fundamental than matter/energy. Now trying to figure out where all that leads to - the science/spiritual pursuit of the 21st century.

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94 year old scientist John Goodenough, a co-inventor of Lithium-ion battery technology is now a co-inventor of what looks like could be a revolutionary battery technology that becomes the successor technology. This new battery technology is described as a Lithium-glass battery.

Here are the salient improvements:

1) Three times the energy storage capacity
2) Can be charged in minutes instead of hours
3) Is a solid state battery that inherently will not be prone to fires (will not be prone to forming migrating tendrils that cause internal short circuiting and internal fires - which can cause a Lithium battery to explode)

Additionally, even though Lithium itself is a rather abundant element, they claim their new glass-based battery could use Sodium instead of Lithium. Sodium, which can be extracted from ordinary salt is super abundant and by relative comparison super cheap.

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94 year old scientist John Goodenough, a co-inventor of Lithium-ion battery technology is now a co-inventor of what looks like could be a revolutionary battery technology that becomes the successor technology. This new battery technology is described as a Lithium-glass battery.

Here are the salient improvements:

1) Three times the energy storage capacity
2) Can be charged in minutes instead of hours
3) Is a solid state battery that inherently will not be prone to fires (will not be prone to forming migrating tendrils that cause internal short circuiting and internal fires - which can cause a Lithium battery to explode)

Additionally, even though Lithium itself is a rather abundant element, they claim their new glass-based battery could use Sodium instead of Lithium. Sodium, which can be extracted from ordinary salt is super abundant and by relative comparison super cheap.

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I'm having on-going dialog with political Progressives columnist Caitlin Johnstone (these are the political left of center folks that were basically Bernie Sanders supporters - myself am right of center). So here's is one of my responses to Caitlin's latest article and the article link (the intent is to unite both groups to common cause):

No, Progressives (i.e., Caitlin Johnstone), talking about social issues and railing against big corporations like Bernie did, isn't going to be near enough to get the DNC competitive. The Trump movement has completely reset the rule book for politics going forward.

As you've well noted, the Internet facilitates populism as the now dominating political force - it's time has finally arrived and top down politics forced and fooled onto the populace via the MSM no longer works except with a now marginalized (and shrinking) subset of the faithful koolaide drinkers.

What does all this mean for the potential to revive the DNC as a political party for the left of center? These realities:

1) the DNC would have to acknowledge the reality of the NWO globalist agenda and that most of the DNC top echelon is entrenched with these 1%, that only have their own agendas in mind, and that these agendas are negative in respect to the vast majority of the people at large on planet Earth. (Taking down globalist and their NWO is essentially the top goal of the Trump movement and it is squarely a populist movement.)

2) As Trump has done, the DNC would have to acknowledge the huge problem of corruption in Wash DC and other quarters throughout the land. Again, a monumental problem for DNC because its wealthy elite perhaps comprise the majority of this corruption.

3) the DNC would have to start calling out the corporate owned and controlled MSM for its propaganda that is designed to serve the agenda of the NWO globalist. As currently constituted the DNC institutionally has leaned heavily on the MSM propaganda machine to where it's regarded as an assumption. I don't see the DNC being able to very easily re-exert any honesty into this equation (i.e., an opium drug addiction is hard to kick). Yet the people at large no longer trust MSM and as long as a political party is seen as wedded to the MSM it will not be trusted by populist either.

4) The DNC would need to divorce itself from political correctness. Populist see absolutely no distinction between left-wing sponsored political correctness and any other variant of fascism that has blighted humanity in the past. Any political party that continues to push political correctness will be regarded as a fascist political party by populist. Once again, political correctness is by now such a firmament of the political left in its aggregate, that I don't see any kind of reconstituted DNC able to pull this off at all. Next to NWO globalist, the new populism and generation Z hate political correctness fascism the most - this will continue to be one of the biggest albatrosses of the DNC with respect to a future humanity.

I could just keep going on here but let me just put it this way - your thinking, Caitlin, and that of your fellow progressive travelers, is that you overly identify the Trump movement with the Republican Party, yet the grassroots of the Trump movement have just a HUGE distrust of the Republican Party and are fully conscious that it too has many minions of the NWO globalist that have subverted it over the decades.

It's impossible in our system as it exist to get elected to the presidency without running as one of the 2 major parties. To the populist Trump movement, that is all that the Republican Party is to us - a means to an end. That is why there are so many in this movement that have come over to join us.

I will tell you this in full frankness - progressives would have a much better opportunity to further their goals by working on the inside of the Trump movement than instead trying to reinvent the hopeless and pathetic DNC dinosaur just to mount an opposition to Trump. By reading your articles and conversing with you I can see that we're not that far apart (if you and I individually happen to crystallize the essence of our two groups) on a huge swath of matters.

The number one goal is to defeat the anti-human NWO globalist elites - and rid the rampant corruption that is so thoroughly entrenched. If we all pulled together to accomplish these top priorities then once we get a decent society and decent government restored, we can do politics with civility - we can once again have the give and take process of compromise, accommodation, and reconciliation that our system should be.

As it is now, we're in an out right war because both of the major elements involved realize this is a pitched struggle where one or the other is going to be eliminated. If the globalist prevail then we'll all wind up as serfs in a nightmare straight from George Orwell's 1984, and then some. If the people prevail, then we establish a prelude for a new golden age for humanity.

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an ultimate troll - because Leftist/Progressives are so stupidly gullible for any kind of troll nonsense

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Yes, this timeline we are in really is straight from a Twilight Zone episode of surrealness. NFL Superbowl 51 was catapulted into a political clash event - as everything, and I mean absolutely any and everything, will now be subjected to and characterized with political polarizing overtones.

Gasoline became poured onto this fire when President Trump was interviewed by Bill O'Reilly, and like any typical sports fan put it out there that he was predicting an 8 point victory margin for the Patriots. In any other timeline this would be an entirely typical, harmless, frivolous matter - fanboys are allowed to indulge in their fandom. But America is living in a timeline where a segment of the population (about a 1/3) has become completely unhinged, due no small assistance from corporate-sponsored, agenda-driven MSM (mainstream media).

So a mere football event became a major political focal point - it was like a recursive hologram of the 2016 election all over again - heck the Wall Street Journal was giving odds of 91% favor to an Atlanta Falcons victory (sound familiar?).

And when right after half time (where for the first time the audience was inundated with advertisements featuring left wing political correctness themes), the Patriots came onto the field, couldn't mount any kind of turn around and fell to an even deeper deficit of 27-3. It really was looking pretty grim and hopeless for the Patriots. At that time the social media and blogosphere was lighting up with all kinds of snark and gloat coming from the anti-Trump folks as they were having their day showering derision on the President (yes, this timeline is really that surreal that people behaved this way over a football contest - in the past it was just football fan smack talk but this year it was hugely political smack talk).

But then a football miracle transpired on the field (yes, sometimes outright miracles do take place in the game of football and this was surely one of those times). Quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots engineered a jaw dropping reversal of fortunes all with the heart pounding drama of over time play. At the conclusion of the game it was Patriot's victory by 6 points. President's Trump's call of an 8 point Patriot victory was not too shabby at all.

The snark deflation of the anti-Trump element was epic too. These people had wound their political feelings into this game and were so sure of being vindicated at last. Yet the outcome was the same as the last time - an incredible, epic surprise upset to their expectations.

No, the surrealness of this timeline completely dwarfs any Twilight Zone episode - the most well imagined fiction is just not able to stand up in comparison to actual reality it seems.

"This year's Super Bowl between the Falcons and Patriots is viewed by many across football as a battle of cultures. On one end, some in the game see the Patriots as a conveyor belt of winning machinery, aligned with Donald Trump, but despised by a large swath of the American populace. On the other are the Falcons, a talented, less rigid team, supported by a city starving for a winner and viewed as the welcome alternative in this fight."

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Dudes, you're well known over the years for having CIA staffers, that you're now Jeff Bezo's (Amazon) private political propaganda play toy. You've lost face in recent months on so many fronts that have ran out of fingers to count Wash Post gaffs.

The British (interestingly) very quickly responded to the US "mainstream media" trope of Russian hackers releasing the 650,000 emails from Clinton's illegal private email server - they (from govt. spokesman level) said, no, it was whistle blowers inside the US intelligence service that spilled the goods on the Clintons' criminality (and things much, much worse, of course).

Hillary trying to instigate Cold War 2 with the Russians didn't go over did it? That ruse hasn't worked over the past year and it's not going to start working now. But it's very typical that a class of people that are so pathetically defective in their ethical and moral substrate as the prestitutes of the legacy, corporate-owned and controlled (no longer) "mainstream" media have become something far more despicable that the worst propaganda machines of the long since defunct communist Soviet Union.

Why don't you guys go do some real journalism and see if you can find Podesta and interview him (he's been hiding from the public since the Wikileaks email revelations about his favorite recreational past-times). Ask him the hard questions - yeah, yeah, I know, your handlers will never task you to do something like that (unless, of course, it's to create a fake news interview fluff piece).

As to this piece in particular - the epitome of click bait - a provocative title and then an article of no substance. A clique in the CIA that is working hand in glove with partisan politicians to ruminate over no more than the lame allegations that they've made for months - all with no connect-the-dots evidence of anything. Just another lame ploy in this whole fake news operation (i.e., the coverup operation attempt of criminal malfeasance of historical singular significance.)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/obama-orders-review-of-russian-hacking-during-presidential-campaign/2016/12/09/31d6b300-be2a-11e6-94ac-3d324840106c_story.html?tid=sm_fb&utm_term=.6a2e2f602af0

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A deep-sea Chimaera
Chimaera’s are most closely related to sharks, although their evolutionary lineage branched off from sharks nearly 400 million years ago, and they have remained an isolated group ever since. Like sharks, chimaera’s are cartilaginous and have no real bones.

The lateral lines running across this chimaera are mechano-receptors that detect pressure waves (just like ears). The dotted-looking lines on the frontal portion of the face (near the mouth) are ampullae de lorenzini and they detect perturbations in electrical fields generated by living organisms.

Images used courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010.
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/10index/logs/hires/chimaera_hires.jpg

Watch video:
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1605/dailyupdates/media/video/0504-chimaera/0504-chimaera.html

Reference:
https://owlcation.com/stem/The-Chimaera-Ratfish-or-Ghost-Shark-Strange-and-Cartilaginous

#chimaera   #shark   #coolcritters   #biodiversity   #marinelife  
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Microsoft researchers lay down a big bet on topological quantum computers

Microsoft says it’s moving ahead from just talking about quantum computing to building an actual quantum computer, based on the physics that won a Nobel Prize this year. The project will be headed by longtime Microsoft executive Todd Holmdahl, who previously played key roles in developing the Xbox gaming console, the Kinect motion sensor and the HoloLens augmented-reality system. Now he’s corporate vice president of Microsoft’s quantum program. “I think we’re at an inflection point in which we are ready to go from research to engineering,” Holmdahl said in Sunday’s Microsoft blog posting about the project. Microsoft isn’t alone in the field: For several years, Google has been working with NASA and a Vancouver-area company called D-Wave to evaluate quantum computer designs.

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IBM Has Devised a Way to "Grow" Computer Chips

'Traditionally, computer microchips are made of the semiconductor silicon. Silicon is turned into wafers where complex circuitry is carved—but there’s a limit to this complexity and to the chips’ processing capacity, and it’s coming soon.

Scientist from IBM are ushering in a revolution of microchip design by seeking to use carbon nanotubes. The researchers theorize that these nanotube chips could use less electricity, and be six to ten times faster than silicon-based ones.'

https://futurism.com/ibm-has-devised-a-way-to-grow-computer-chips/

IBM Is Using Tiny Tubes to Grow the Chips of the Future | WIRED  https://www.wired.com/2016/11/ibm-using-tiny-tubes-grow-chips-future/

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