January 6, 2014 at 10:00 pm #10409January 6, 2014 at 10:36 pm #10410January 8, 2014 at 5:49 am #10415January 8, 2014 at 5:51 am #10416
A few weeks ago, German researchers managed to freeze light for one minute. The concept of ‘freezing’ the light is not something that an ordinary person can understand, in fact it could even been used as a Koan for meditation! However even if it sounds impossible, we need to realize that light is photons and electromagnetic energy that moves with a speed of 300 million meters per second. Since photons are energy particles and as with any kind of particle virtually anything is possible, and this is what the German scientists proved. The experiment used a crystal and by using a double laser and quantum properties the scientists managed to trap one beam inside the other. By doing this they managed to store information in light form inside the crystal and then successfully retrieve it. It looks that the light crystals used in science fiction movies to store information and/or energy will soon become a reality. Furthermore, by managing to hold the light in place, scientists have come a step closer to creating quantum computers, which could one day become a reality. This research is another amazing scientific leap towards a better future but most importantly towards understanding life and its mysteries.January 9, 2014 at 10:02 am #10417January 9, 2014 at 10:05 am #10418
Good Morning, Nightmares…January 9, 2014 at 12:23 pm #10419January 9, 2014 at 1:01 pm #10420
Get rid of the criminals AND the policeJanuary 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm #10421
Look around the Amazon rainforest today and it’s hard to imagine it filled with people. But in recent decades, archaeologists have started to find evidence that before Columbus’s arrival, the region was dotted with towns and perhaps even cities. The extent of human settlement in the Amazon remains hotly debated, partly because huge swaths of the 6-million-square-kilometer rainforest remain unstudied by archaeologists. Now, researchers have built a model predicting where signs of pre-Columbian agriculture are most likely to be found, a tool they hope will help guide future archaeological work in the region.January 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm #10423January 9, 2014 at 7:35 pm #10424
Heck, crazy old Greenland story..January 10, 2014 at 3:02 pm #10425
How a Fake Beard Can Get You Hired on the Internet
http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/01/odesk/January 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm #10426
Bank of America employs 20 full-time social media spies, watches anarchists and occupy protestersJanuary 11, 2014 at 5:29 am #10427
Found while findingJanuary 11, 2014 at 10:42 am #10428
Maps and MonstersJanuary 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm #10429January 12, 2014 at 7:48 pm #10433
Total corruption: Organised crime infiltrated and compromised UK courts, police, HMRC, Crown Prosecution Service, prisons, and juriesJanuary 13, 2014 at 12:22 am #10434
Photos from China’s Moon RoverJanuary 13, 2014 at 10:01 am #10435
Misdirection: How the rich win the war against our democracyJanuary 13, 2014 at 10:11 am #10436January 13, 2014 at 12:56 pm #10440January 13, 2014 at 1:43 pm #10441
How gangs used the Freemasons to corrupt policeJanuary 13, 2014 at 9:37 pm #10444January 14, 2014 at 9:32 am #10446
Drowning in Money…
Complete and Perfect InsanityJanuary 14, 2014 at 9:55 am #10447January 14, 2014 at 9:56 am #10448
The remains of a woman kept in an Indian church likely belong to an ancient queen executed about 400 years ago, a new DNA analysis suggests.January 14, 2014 at 10:16 am #10449
An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle billions of dollars of drugs while Sinaloa provided information on rival cartels.
Sinaloa, led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, supplies 80% of the drugs entering the Chicago area and has a presence in cities across the U.S.January 14, 2014 at 11:34 am #10451January 14, 2014 at 12:12 pm #10452
You know, in my estimation and understanding, this is the only lifetime I get. It’s sort of unique and special. And there are things that matter. A lot.
Up until about three or four years ago, I think it was, I used to read the Archdruid’s blog, until I found that his conception of what the future holds appeared to diverge so far from my own that I couldn’t read his ideas without getting annoyed or bursting into laughter at how ridiculous they were. Eventually I just got bored.
Same goes for Ran Prieur. I used to check his blog most days, find interesting links and his interesting ideas, and I considered him ‘a clever person’.
I don’t know what happened, he says he spends most of his time smoking weed and playing video games, perhaps that has something to do with it, but plenty of old potheads stay smart, but whatever, he certainly does not appear like ‘a clever person’ to me any more, I just checked his blog… maybe it’s a joke ? Didn’t make me laugh. Boring.
By the year 2200 there will be no poverty, no disease, and no opportunity for anyone to make a difference, except by more quickly closing off the opportunity for anyone to make a difference. Reasonable people will know that they’re better off than us, but still fantasize about living in our time. Suicide will be the leading cause of death, and by 2300, any death not from suicide will be global news. By 3000 we will either be extinct or moved to another level of reality through some technology of consciousness that would seem completely loony if you described it today.January 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm #10453
The committee expressed its intention to hear from Edward Snowden himself. But it’s not clear whether that will happen. British Conservative MEP Timothy Kirkhope and others insisted Snowden has to appear in a live and interactive session rather than sending a recorded testimony. Kirkhope was among the LIBE committee members who have attempted to discredit Snowden, and on Thursday in a written statement he reiterated his belief that Snowden “has endangered lives.”
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