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Alien Egyptian Artifacts Diescovered in Jerusalem

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Alien Egyptian Artifacts Diescovered in Jerusalem

 

Jim Carrey's Secret to Life

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Jim Carrey's Secret to Life

 

New Technique could Harvest More of the Sun's Energy

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New Technique could Harvest More of the Sun's Energy   

Date:
December 9, 2014
 
Source:
California Institute of Technology
 
Summary:
As solar panels become less expensive and capable of generating more power, solar energy is becoming a more commercially viable alternative source of electricity. However, the photovoltaic cells now used to turn sunlight into electricity can only absorb and use a small fraction of that light, and that means a significant amount of solar energy goes untapped. A new technology represents a first step toward harnessing that lost energy.
 
 
 
An ultra-sensitive needle measures the voltage that                                               is generated while the nanospheres are illuminated.
 
Credit: AMOLF/Tremani - Figure: Artist impression of the plasmo-electric effect.
 
 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 22:25
 

FltPlan Adds Multiple, Customizable FRATs

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FltPlan Adds Multiple, Customizable FRATs

Flight Risk Assessment Tools Can Be Configured For Different Operations, Aircraft

 

FltPlan has enhanced its Safety Management System program by adding multiple FRATs (Flight Risk Assessment Tools) that are customizable for both a flight department's operation and the department's different aircraft as well.

The addition of multiple FRATs is the latest new feature added to FltPlan's Safety Management System (SMS), a systematic approach to managing the day to day hazards and risks associated with running a safe flight operation. The ability to incorporate multiple FRATs allows users to develop the most effective SMS for their organization.

"We recognize that each flight department has different needs, based on the planes that they fly and a multitude of other factors, such as their geographical location, and the type of flying that they do," said Ken Wilson, president of FltPlan." If you have a turbo prop and a jet, you can have two different FRATs. FltPlan's goal is to provide maximum flexibility to our SMS customers and we believe that the multiple FRAT feature is an important component in our practical approach to SMS."

FltPlan's SMS integrates with a user's account for easy entry and retrieval of weather briefings, navigational logs and FRATs for flights entered by its flight department. All records and documents can be stored on FltPlan's secure servers, accessible online by everyone on a user's team, or to show inspectors, from anywhere in the world.

FMI: www.fltsafety.com/SMSinfo.htm
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 22:03
 

How can NASA Compete With SpaceX?

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How can NASA Compete With SpaceX?

During a Dec. 16 launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, SpaceX will try to bring the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket back to Earth in a controlled landing on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.
 

Orion Flies!

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Orion Flies

 

The Orion test to 3600 miles above Earth was a success. The Orion test program is to test new technologies with the eventual outcome being the Planet Mars and beyond. The video above is a raw video of the test launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Launch starts at 00:40 sec mark)

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014 14:47
 

Alfred Webre, Secret Teleportation And Time Travel Technology Used To Govern The Planet

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New Mind Expansion Series:

I am introducing a new concept to the website for your edification. Here is the first episode. Enjoy!

 

Alfred Webre, Secret Teleportation

And Time Travel Technology Used

To Govern The Planet


Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 22:05
 

The 5 Most Secret Mititary Aircraft (Known)

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The 5 Most Secret Mititary Aircraft (Known)

 

I Asked a Privacy Lawyer What Facebook's New Terms and Conditions Will Mean for You?

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I Asked a Privacy Lawyer What Facebook's New Terms and Conditions Will Mean for You?

Photo via Flickr user Marco Paköe​ningrat 

CLARIFICATION: The below article is concerned not only with new additions to the Facebook Terms of Service, but the complete Terms of Service, which include some old terms unchanged by Facebook at this time. One new feature is the ability for Facebook to track your location. This ability is contingent on a user's consent.

Over the years, Facebook has slowly expanded its terms and conditions, and last month the company announced that come January 1, 2015 all users will have to agree to new Terms of S​ervice (TOS) or be locked out of the site. Since the social network has roughly 1.32 billion users, that is a BIG deal

But just what is in these new TOS? And should you be worried about them? I spoke with Maninder Gill, a partner at London's Simons Muirhead & Burton and an expert in intellectual property and privacy law to find out just how far Facebook's new terms go and how it will affect your online life.

VICE: So these 10,000-word TOS every company has—they're long, complicated, and boring on purpose, right?
Maninder Gill: To be fair, Facebook has acknowledged that people rarely read these long and complicated TOS and have taken steps to simplify and shorten theirs. However the reality is probably that, no matter how short the TOS are, most people are still not going to read them—they would rather deal with the consequences of blindly agreeing to them than bothering to carefully read them. The reality is that most users would rather agree to sign away some of their privacy rights than not be on Facebook. And Facebook knows this and thus keeps widening its rights to use our data and personal information.

Do you see anything about Facebook's new TOS that are particularly alarming?
Facebook says that it has introduced "Privacy Basics" ["interactive guides to answer the most commonly asked questions about how you can control your information on Facebook"] in a bid to dispel confusion over how your information is used. It claims to be attempting to give more control to its users, provide location information to friends, and improve battery life and signal strength.

That sounds pretty benign. Is there more to it than that?
As with most companies, there is an additional unstated business goal: to sell more advertising. In pursuit of that goal, every bit of personal information is a valuable data point that the company can exploit, and Facebook gathers users' details so that they can sell more advertising at higher rates as, through this, they can truthfully claim to be able to better target their ads.

And how are the new TOS going to help Facebook target ads?
Individuals will be able to allow their friends to track their every move. So users can now inadvertently agree to sign away their privacy rights, implications of which they may not be aware of.

So you just touched upon location tracking. The new terms will require users to accept a new location data policy that says you allow Facebook to use your GPS, Bluetooth, and wi-fi signals to track your location. Should we be fine with this? What's the idea behind it? [UPDATE: The above mentioned terms will apply only to users who give Facebook permission to track their location.]

The idea is to track the location of users in an effort to target them with localized adverts and thus attract more companies to advertise on Facebook at higher rates. The app will help users to find friends who are nearby and alert them when it detects one in close proximity, even when the app is not open on the handset. There is no doubt that this function is intrusive, but Facebook is trying to track us users for even more profits by offering even more carefully targeted adverts.

And they have permission to do this?
​​Facebook have obtained our permission, as their conditions state that the company may use information on location "to tell you and your friends about people or events nearby, or offer deals to you that you might be interested in." The company said it may also put together data "to serve you ads that might be more relevant." So while it is Big-Brotherish, users have agreed to this by agreeing to use Facebook. The reality is that users would prefer to allow Facebook to use their data in any way than to switch to another social media platform.

Overall, how much will Facebook's new TOS affect our online lives?
With Facebook and their clients now knowing where you eat, where you travel, where you shop, and who you are with, they could have a detailed database covering all aspects of users' lives.

 

READ MORE at: Vice.com

 

Pluto Spacecraft Will Awaken Nine Years After Launch

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Pluto Spacecraft Will Awaken Nine Years After Launch

 
PHOTO: A drawing shows the New Horizons spacecraft approaching Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, in July 2015.

A spacecraft is set to awake from hibernation soon as it prepares for its upcoming close encounter with Pluto.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is set to awake on Dec. 6 from the last of its 18 hibernation periods and prepare for its initial approach towards Pluto, which will take place on Jan. 15. The spacecraft is scheduled to come as close as 6,200 miles from the surface of Pluto on July 14, 2015 -- the closest any man-made object has come to the dwarf planet. The mission marks the first visit outside Neptune's orbit to the Kuiper Belt, which consists of Pluto and thousands of objects that have not yet been identified, according to Spaceflight Now, a space news website.

"This is the first look at this new zone of rocky, icy planets," Michael Buckley, a public information officer for John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory told ABC News. "This is what New Horizons is supposed to do."

New Horizons is currently 2.9 billion miles from earth and was launched in January 2006 atop an Atlas V rocket. Pluto at the time was still considered a planet, with scientists later that year voting to demote its status to that of a dwarf planet.

PHOTO: A Hubble Space Telescope image released by NASA in 2006 shows Pluto and three of its five moons.
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PHOTO: A Hubble Space Telescope image released by NASA in 2006 shows Pluto and three of it's five moons.

The spacecraft has over the last nine years frequently gone into hibernation for various amounts of time ranging from 36 to 202 days, all of which adds up to five years in total, to help conserve power and allow scientists time to make plans for its exploration in space. It transmits a beep once a week to alert scientists that it is still functioning properly. Once awakened on Dec. 6, New Horizons will transmit radio signals that will reach the Mission's control center, located at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland, in about four hours at 9 p.m. eastern time.

PHOTO: An artists concept shows the New Horizonss Spacecraft approaching Pluto.
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PHOTO: An artist's concept shows the New Horizons's Spacecraft approaching Pluto.

Scientists plan to use the next six weeks after it wakes to check its memory, navigation and other functions, starting the observation phase in January, taking photos and measurements of the dwarf planet and its moons while also observing its atmosphere and how it interacts with the sun.

READ MORE: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/spacecraft-bound-pluto-set-awake-years-launch/story?id=27285504

 

Bye-Bye Obama

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BYE-BYE OBAMA!

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 November 2014 14:57
 

Discovery Channel Documentary on the World's Largest Aircraft!

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Discovery Channel Documentary on the World's Largest Aircraft! AN-225

 
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