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April 20 2015

Communication from the Future


Did you know that there was a study conducted to see if someone from the future was here present in our time? Yes, it’s true! Astrophysicists – Robert Nemiroff and Teresa Wilson at Michigan Tech University did just that as reported in 2014. They figured that if someone from the future traveled back to our time, there may be trace evidence. Someone may have done internet searches of future events. The search dates would have been prior to the events and would stand out that way. If enough of these searches were traced to one user, it could reveal a pattern of advanced knowledge.

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April 20 2015

Former Canadian defence minister urges governments to release UFO info


A former Canadian defence minister is heading a speaking tour about the alleged cover up of UFOs by world governments.

A crowd of about 400 people attended the "Disclosure Canada Tour" stop at the University of Calgary Saturday, to hear keynote speaker Paul Hellyer. Hellyer served as Canada's defence minister in the 1960s.


Related: UFOs Confront Soldiers During War, Says Ex-Air Force Intelligence Officer

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April 20 2015

Science in Wonderland: Educated by fairy tales


"DRAGONS and fairies, giants and witches, have vanished from our nurseries before the wand of reason," wrote the poet Lucy Aikin in 1801, lamenting the triumph of facts over fancy in education. Her eulogy was premature. Although driven by science and technology, the Victorian era that followed was no enemy to fable. On the contrary, as Melanie Keene argues in Science in Wonderland, the 19th century was a golden age for fairy tales, and these tales also made scientific advances engaging for young audiences.

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April 20 2015

This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque


Step aside, home chefs! The kitchen of the future draws near.

No, there's no hydrator from Marty McFly's kitchen in Back to the Future II. Right now, the chef of the future looks like a pair of robotic arms that descend from the ceiling of a very organized kitchen. And it makes a mean crab bisque.

As well it should: The robot has been studying under Tim Anderson, a freelance chef who won the BBC's MasterChef competition in 2011.

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April 20 2015

'Robobarista' can figure out your new coffee machine


In the near future we may have household robots to handle cooking, cleaning and other menial tasks. They will be teachable: Show the robot how to operate your coffee machine, and it will take over from there.

But suppose you buy a new, different coffee maker. Will you have to start over?

"The robot already has seen two or three coffee machines; it should be able to figure out how to use this one,".

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April 20 2015

Engineering team invents a camera that powers itself


A research team led by Shree K. Nayar, T.C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, has invented a prototype video camera that is the first to be fully self-powered—it can produce an image each second, indefinitely, of a well-lit indoor scene. They designed a pixel that can not only measure incident light but also convert the incident light into electric power.

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April 20 2015

Scanning meteorites in 3D may flesh out solar system’s origin story


What’s in a rock? A few mineral deposits, maybe a ring of metal—and, possibly, a snippet of the Solar System’s origin story.

That’s the premise under which a team of researchers at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City is operating. By conducting three and two-dimensional image analyses of rocks brought to Earth from space, these scientists hope to demystify the elemental formations that birthed the planets we know today.

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April 20 2015

New evidence that dark matter could be self-interacting


A new study examined the galaxy cluster Abell 3827 and found indications that dark matter could be self-interacting. If confirmed, this would mark a significant step forward in the ongoing quest to understand the substance that helps structure the Universe.

The team used the MUSE instrument on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) along with images from the Hubble Space Telescope to map out the cluster. Because large masses such as galaxies and galaxy clusters bend the paths of light, they act as lenses, a process called (surprise!) gravitational lensing.

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April 20 2015

Colossal Ancient Galaxies Die from the Inside Out


The largest ancient galaxies stopped forming stars in their cores about three billion years after the Big Bang, with this end of star birth spreading from the inside out in so-called "dead" galaxies, scientists say.

A new survey of 22 elliptical galaxies (most of which were the same size or larger than our own Milky Way) revealed that the most massive galaxies from about 10 billion years ago have stopped forming stars in their centers while formation continued on the outskirts.

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April 20 2015

Rogue Microwave Ovens Are the Culprits Behind Mysterious Radio Signals


Let’s be clear about one thing: Reheating coffee in the microwave is always a poor life choice. But it becomes especially unwise if you’re using a microwave oven near a radio telescope and you’re so eager for that icky, burnt and wholly unsatisfying taste that you prematurely pop the coffee out before the oven’s timer goes off.

ZING!

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April 20 2015

Wedge of warm seawater known as 'the blob' blamed for marine havoc


It's called "the blob," and some blame it for the thousands of dead seabirds and emaciated sea lion pups that have washed ashore on California beaches since late last year.

Ever since an unusually warm mass of seawater began spreading along the Pacific Coast of North America a year ago — wreaking havoc on the marine food chain — scientists have struggled to explain its presence.

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April 19 2015

Engineers purify sea and wastewater in 2.5 minutes


A group of Mexican engineers from the Jhostoblak Corporate created technology to recover and purify seawater or wastewater from households, hotels, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilities, regardless of the content of pollutants and microorganisms in just 2.5 minutes.

The system, PQUA, works with a mixture of dissociating elements, capable of separating and removing all contaminants, as well as organic and inorganic pollutants. "The methodology is founded on molecularly dissociating water pollutants to recover the minerals necessary and sufficient in order for the human body to function properly nourished," the researchers explained.

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April 19 2015

Unbiased computer confirms media bias


Hillary Clinton’s announcement last weekend that she is officially running for president set pundits spinning on both sides of the aisle. Released via a video on Clinton’s campaign website, the announcement featured only 92 words from the candidate, which were variously quoted by media outlets of all stripes.

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April 19 2015

Unmotivated at school? Your genes could be to blame


A study of nearly 13,000 twins from six countries around the world has found that up to 50 percent of their differences in motivation at school could be down to the genes they inherited from their parents.

The team assumed that the twins wouldn’t differ much at all in their motivation at school, seeing as they shared the same environmental factors, such as parental attitude towards education, teachers, and facilities, and that these factors would have a greater influence on an individual’s school experience than genetics.

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April 19 2015

Your pain reliever may also be diminishing your joy


Researchers studying the commonly used pain reliever acetaminophen found it has a previously unknown side effect: It blunts positive emotions. In the study, participants who took acetaminophen reported less strong emotions when they saw both very pleasant and very disturbing photos, when compared to those who took placebos.

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April 19 2015

18th-Century Sex Toy Found In Ancient Latrine


Polish archaeologists digging an ancient latrine in the Baltic city of Gdańsk have stumbled upon a 250-year-old sex toy.

The phallic object is "large, thick, made of leather filled with bristles, and has a wooden tip," the Regional Office for the Protection of Monuments in Gdansk said in a press release.

Dating from the second half of the 1700s, the artificial penis was found "preserved in excellent condition.".

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April 19 2015

Ancient Mummy found in cardboard box by cleaners in Peru


Workers cleaning in Peru discovered a mysterious mummy inside a cardboard box outside an archaeological site.

The mummy was found Tuesday morning in a fetal position, tied with a rope, in a cardboard box near trash outside an archeological site in the Pre-Incancity of Chan Chan.

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