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An article on the benefits of being nocturnal.
Night time is the right time for some people and studies have shown that night owls just may be better than the rest of you.
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That's me too.  It's so enjoyable to be able to sit down and  concentrate in the quiet around my light when everyone else is fast asleep.
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Apparently, NASA's controversial EM (electromagnetic) drive has apparently worked in a vacuum, and may potentially allow spaceflights to Mars in weeks, rather than months.
 
NASA may just have found that breakthrough that allows spaceflights to Mars in weeks rather than months.  A new electromagnetic drive has been tested in a vacuum like that of Space and works.  In fact it produces thrust levels about a thousand times that of exiting ion propulsion engines.  

Even more importantly, the thrust levels would allow spacecraft to reach just about 10% of the speed of light.  That would make interstellar travel to nearby stars possible.   The drive was developed almost 15 years ago by a small engineering firm and has been slowly gathering notice and believers.  Now, NASA's own engineers have tested a prototype.  Almost impossibly, it works.  You'll want to read this report carefully and also read this link, embedded in the article's text.  http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/04/evaluating-nasas-futuristic-em-drive/ 

Major news services and newspapers have not picked up on this yet, especially on the test of the engine in a vacuum, where the drive was supposed to have experienced difficulties.
A very good read and one to look into. 

If this ends up working on a larger scale, planetary manned missions would be only about a third of the launch weight that they might be if launched with today's chemical rockets. They would require much less fuel because they could fly into lower orbits with the new electromagnetic engines boosting them higher up and taking them to escape velocity. Such an engine could be mounted on the International Space Station and keep it in a higher orbit indefinitely.  This would end the recurring boosts it needs by supply missions and crew missions to boost its orbit. It would also lead to much less stress on the ISS structure.  The station would last much longer.

#interplanetary #spaceexploration #spacecraft #interstellar #nasa #paradigmshift  
Last year, NASA’s advanced propulsion research wing made headlines by announcing the successful test of a physics-defying electromagnetic drive, or EM drive. Now, this futuristic engine, which could in theory propel objects to near-relativistic speeds, has been shown to work inside a space-like vacuum.
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An article from March 12, 2011, on the discovery of Atlantis.  Atlantis was apparently a multi-ringed dominion, situated approximately 60 miles inland just north of Cadiz, Spain, that was wiped out by a tsunami approximately 2600 years ago.
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Those who dislike transparency must have something to hide.
 
If there is a single, unifying theme to draw from the spate of negative stories that have dogged Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign so far, it is that the Clintons despise transparency.
The Clintons have repeatedly sought to avoid or undermine disclosure requests and requirements.
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I can never condone Hillary Clinton.
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According to the article,

"One of the main culprits in the sixth extinction, Kolbert says, is climate change, but modern agriculture and a rapidly growing human population have contributed as well. By warming the planet, introducing invasive species to different areas, and encouraging the spread of previously contained fungi and viruses, people are killing the life around us."
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Radoslaw Artur, a Polish immigrant, has been convicted of 11 counts of animal abuse against a puppy, which he allegedly subjected to medieval techniques of torture, and which wound up being "euthanized."  He has been ordered to pay $500,000 in fines and to serve 55 years in jail (5 years for each count).  In addition, a $5 million surety bond condition has been added to his bail.

It is a pity that puppies cannot arm themselves against this kind of torture.  Otherwise, this puppy could have shot this man in self-defense, and the court would have been unnecessary.
 
animal abuse charged person with $500,000 and 55 years in jail http://ow.ly/vK9jR
A man has been charged with proceedings of animal abuse case. The convicted has to pay $500,000 on bail and he has to spend 55 years in jail
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Apparently, "Haiku" is the name of the successor to the alternative BeOS OS project originally created by Jean-Louis Gassée, who was originally hired, and later fired, by then Apple CEO John Scully.  At one point, BeOS actually competed with NeXT as a contender for a successor to the original Macintosh operating system.

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"From the beginning, Apple has been a tech soap opera. For example, back in 1985, Apple CEO John Scully — hand picked by Steve Jobs to run the company — fired Steve Jobs. Then he brought in the flamboyant Apple France capo, Jean-Louis Gassée to run the Macintosh division.

"For his part, Jobs went off to found NeXT Computer and Pixar.

"Five years later, Gassée was also fired by Scully. Like Jobs, he decided to create a new operating system, BeOS, one built without the inherent flaws of the Windows and Mac OSes.

"As luck would have it, in 1997, Apple found itself in need of an operating system. Apple considered both BeOS and NeXT, but ultimately settled on the modern NeXT OS created by Jobs et al.

"While both BeOS and NeXT were modern, multitasking operating systems, Jobs’ NeXT was much more mature and brought with an existing developer ecosystem — it was the better choice. Of course, getting jobs as part of the deal, that was pure genius.

"Though Gassée tried to make a go of selling BeOS after losing out to Jobs and NeXT OS, the company ran out of funding. BeOS’ assets were sold Palm in 2001.

"Various commercial and open source projects have kept BeOS alive to varying degrees over the years under a number of different names. Today, the open source Haiku project carries the BeOS torch."
 
#beos   #haiku   #stevejobs   #mac  
The PPC operating system that could have powered the future of the Mac lives on as the Haiku project. But was Apple right to choose Jobs' NeXT over BeOS?
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A key driver of human aging has apparently been discovered.  This finding could lead to invention of means to prevent or slow human aging.
 
Key Driver of Human Aging Discovered

Salk Institute findings on premature aging syndrome could lead to way of slowing or reversing aging process.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)
Researchers discover genetic mutations associated with Werner syndrome cause the deterioration of heterochromatin.
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According to the article,

"The IBM breakthroughs, described in the April 29 issue of the journal Nature Communications, show for the first time the ability to detect and measure the two types of quantum errors (bit-flip and phase-flip) that will occur in any real quantum computer. Until now, it was only possible to address one type of quantum error or the other, but never both at the same time. This is a necessary step toward quantum error correction, which is a critical requirement for building a practical and reliable large-scale quantum computer.

"IBM's novel and complex quantum bit circuit, based on a square lattice of four superconducting qubits on a chip roughly one-quarter-inch square, enables both types of quantum errors to be detected at the same time. By opting for a square-shaped design versus a linear array – which prevents the detection of both kinds of quantum errors simultaneously – IBM's design shows the best potential to scale by adding more qubits to arrive at a working quantum system."
 
"IBM scientists today unveiled two critical advances towards the realization of a practical quantum computer. For the first time, they showed the ability to detect and measure both kinds of quantum errors simultaneously, as well as demonstrated a new, square quantum bit circuit design that is the only physical architecture that could successfully scale to larger dimensions."
IBM scientists today unveiled two critical advances towards the realization of a practical quantum computer. For the first time, they showed the ability to detect and measure both kinds of quantum errors simultaneously, as well as demonstrated a new, square quantum bit circuit design that is the only ...
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Apparently, digital versions of human beings may soon serve as alter-versions of patients in the operating room, and eventually in the classroom as well.  Not too long in the future, a digital Albert Einstein may teach in the classroom.
 
They've been working with Hollywood on franchises like Lord of the Rings and Star Wars; now they're coming to an operating room near you.
The creators behind a lifelike hologram of Michael Jackson now want to bring the first digital human to healthcare.
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Patent Abstract Translator
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bilingual (Japanese/English), majored in computer science at Yale University, can compose _haiku_, can write programs in Scheme and C
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  • Patent Abstract Translator, present
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Tokyo, Japan
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Oceanside, CA - Honolulu, HI - Kuki-shi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - New Haven, CT - New York, NY
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Scholar-aspirant who majored in computer "science." Occasionally discusses algorithms; _haiku_; Scheme, Haskell, and Smalltalk (in the context of programming language theory); astronomy; and some narratology.
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J-E patent translator in Tokyo. User of Haskell, Scheme, Squeak. Mac Pro user. Amateur programming language/philosophy of mind theorist.  Occasional animals rights activist. 東京在住の特許の翻訳家。Haskell、Scheme、Squeak言語の研究家。Mac Proのユーザー。アマチュアのプログラミング言語/心の哲学の理論家。時折、動物愛護運動家。
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Original author of "Gödel's Second Incompleteness Theorem Explained in Words of One Syllable" (see http://www2.kenyon.edu/Depts/Math/Milnikel/boolos-godel.pdf), submitted as a term paper for a class by then-visiting professor George Boolos at Yale University in fall 1993, later published as the last chapter in _Logic, Logic, and Logic_ (Boolos, George. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999) under George Boolos' name .
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  • Yale University, New Haven, CT
    1994
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