Posts Tagged ‘Science’

Get Mars in 3 days

NASA researchers are working on a laser propulsion system that could get to Mars in 3 days Sciencealert reports. NASA scientist Philip Lubin is working on a system allowing to get the Red Planet in as little as three days. “There are recent advances that take this from science fiction to science reality,” Lubin explains. “There is no known reason why we can not do this.”

“Electromagnetic acceleration is only limited by the speed of light while chemical systems are limited to the energy of chemical processes,” writes Lubin in a paper on the technology.

Scientists Discover a Rare Genome

Scientists have unraveled part of the genetic code of a child who was sacrificed in a ritual ceremony by the Inca civilisation 500 years ago. The Inca boy had been ritually killed some 500 years ago. His body is naturally mummified in the cold, dry environment of the Aconcagua Mountain.

The scientists extracted an uncontaminated sample from the boy’s lung tissue, and found that he belonged to an unknown subgroup of the diverse genetic lineage called C1b, which dates back to the earliest Paleoinidans more than 18,000 years ago. According to a report in Science, the team labeled this unidentified subgroup C1bi, which is thought to have originated in the Andes some 14,000 years ago.

A check of genetic databases revealed four other known individuals in the C1bi group: three samples came from modern-day people living in Peru and Bolivia. The fourth sample came from the ancient Wari Empire, which predated the Inca in Peru. Population geneticist Andrés Moreno-Estrada of Mexico’s National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity suggests that the two ancient samples indicate that the now-rare genetic variation was common before the arrival of Europeans.

“Blackout Warning”

In case if you haven’t heard yet “the world will be plunged into darkness for 15 days in November, all thanks to rare phenomenon caused by the movement of Venus and Jupiter”, world’s press agencies reported.

But don’t worry, just know this: it’s not true. “No, the universe is not about to realign in June 2015, nor will there be a multi-day blackout at that time during which the Earth will shift into a new dimension. Neither NASA nor any other credible scientific entity has made such a pronouncement.”

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Destruction of Thousands of Giant Human Skeletons is True or Not?

“Before there were any humans on Pallene, the story goes that a battle was fought between the gods and the giants. Traces of the giants’ demise continue to be seen to this day, whenever torrents swell with rain and excessive water breaks their banks and floods the fields. They say that even now in gullies and ravines the people discover bones of immeasurable enormity, like men’s carcasses but far bigger.”
Greek historian Solinus, c. AD 200

You probably have stumbled into reports about destruction of thousands of giant human skeletons in by Smithsonian institute in early 1900s and ostensibly they admitted that. It was reported that a US Supreme Court ruling has forced the Smithsonian institution to release classified papers dating from the early 1900? bringing new elements to this case.

«There has been a major cover up by western archaeological institutions since the early 1900?s to make us believe that America was first colonized by Asian peoples migrating through the Bering Strait 15,000 years ago, when in fact, there are hundreds of thousands of burial mounds all over America which the Natives claim were there a long time before them, and that show traces of a highly developed civilization, complex use of metal alloys and where giant human skeleton remains are frequently found but still go unreported in the media and news outlets» he explains.

«The public release of these documents will help archaeologists and historians to reevaluate current theories about human evolution and help us greater our understanding of the mound builder culture in America and around the world» explains AIAA director, Hans Guttenberg. «Finally, after over a century of lies, the truth about our giant ancestors shall be revealed to the world» he acknowledges, visibly satisfied by the court ruling.

The documents are scheduled to be released in 2015 and the operation will be coordinated by an independent scientific organization to assure political neutrality.

But now they say that Smithsonian admits destroying giant human skeletons is fiction! OK, admits is fiction bun not the story about giant human skeletons.

Are They Real Or Fake? Waiting for the next scientists reveals.
A giant mystery: 18 strange giant skeletons found in Wisconsin: Sons of god; Men of renown

Is the sun going dark?

What may hamper creativity?

Legos, the popular toy bricks, may be great for stimulating creativity in little kids. But when it comes to adults, things might be a little different. According to a new study in the Journal of Marketing Research, when adults are given a set of Legos to solve a well-defined problem, their creativity may suffer when tackling subsequent tasks.

“There are a lot of studies that explore what enhances creativity. Ours is one of the few that considers ways in which creativity may be undermined,” write the authors of the study, C. Page Moreau (University of Wisconsin) and Marit Gundersen Engeset (Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Norway). “What we find is that a well-defined problem–in our case, following an explicit set of instructions to build something with Legos–can actually hamper creativity in solving future problems.”

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko strange comet

The spacecraft Philae which land on the comet have picked up strange clusters of organic material that resemble viral particles. Astronomers say features of comet look like black crust and icy lakes. Could comet be a home to alien life? Scientists say: “Yes”. They say that it is more hospitable for life than polar regions of Earth.

This comet is also known as singing one. Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is singing into space. Rosetta’s Plasma Consortium (RPC) has uncovered a mysterious ‘song’ that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko sings.

The comet seems to be emitting a ‘song’ in the form of oscillations in the magnetic field in the comet’s environment. It is being sung at 40-50 millihertz, far below human hearing, which typically picks up sound between 20 Hz and 20 kHz. To make the music audible to the human ear, the frequencies have been increased in this recording.

We’re ‘nowhere near ready

It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, but killer robots are actually a serious threat.

“You see, we’re already at the dawn of the age of killer robots. And we’re completely unprepared for them”. The potential for lethal autonomous weapons systems to be rolled off the assembly line is here right now,” he says, “but the potential for lethal autonomous weapons systems to be deployed in an ethical way or to be designed in an ethical way is not, and is nowhere near ready.”, Ryan Gariepy, says.

Mr. Gariepy is the co-founder and CTO of Clearpath Robotics. Clearpath Robotics specializes in the design and manufacture of robust and reliable unmanned vehicle solutions for industrial research and development. Gariepy’s belief in the need for a strong global robotics community resulted in Clearpath being the first field robotics company to fully adopt and support ROS. Mr. Gariepy manages Clearpath’s technology strategy and serves as the company’s lead system architect.

“We can’t agree on how to implement those bits of guidance on the car,” Gariepy says. “And now what we’re actually talking about is taking that leap forward to building a system which has to decide on its own and when it’s going to preserve life and when it’s going to take lethal force.”

Gariepy says that, instead of developing missiles or drones that can decide on their own what target to hit, the military would be better off spending its money on improved sensors and anti-jamming technology. “Why don’t we take the investment that people would like to make in building fully autonomous killer robots and bring that investment into making existing drone technology more effective?” he says. “If we face and overcome them, we can bring that technology to the benefit of people outside of the military.”

Sun-like star discovered

Astronomers at the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, and the University of Rochester, USA, have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enormous proportions, much larger and heavier than the ring system of Saturn, reports. The ring system — the first of its kind to be found outside our Solar System — was discovered in 2012 by a team led by Rochester’s Eric Mamajek.

“The details that we see in the light curve are incredible. The eclipse lasted for several weeks, but you see rapid changes on time scales of tens of minutes as a result of fine structures in the rings,” says Kenworthy. “The star is much too far away to observe the rings directly, but we could make a detailed model based on the rapid brightness variations in the starlight passing through the ring system. If we could replace Saturn’s rings with the rings around J1407b, they would be easily visible at night and be many times larger than the full Moon.”

“This planet is much larger than Jupiter or Saturn, and its ring system is roughly 200 times larger than Saturn’s rings are today,” said co-author Mamajek, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester. “You could think of it as kind of a super Saturn.”

The researchers encourage amateur astronomers to help monitor J1407, which would help detect the next eclipse of the rings, and constrain the period and mass of the ringed companion. Observations of J1407 can be reported to the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO). In the meantime the astronomers are searching other photometric surveys looking for eclipses by yet undiscovered ring systems.

Astronomers identify signature of Earth-eating stars

Students of Vanderbilt University are developing a model to find stars that swallow planets explained how planets are formed and help find other Earth-like planets outside of our solar system.

“Trey has shown that we can actually model the chemical signature of a star in detail, element by element, and determine how that signature is changed by the ingestion of Earth-like planets,” said Vanderbilt Professor of Astronomy Keivan Stassun, who supervised the study. “After obtaining a high-resolution spectrum for a given star, we can actually detect that signature in detail, element by element.”

Student of Astronomy, Trey Mack, developed the model that shows what happens to a star when it swallows Earth-like planets during its development. Mack then applied this model to two twin stars to find out if they are so-called “Earth-eaters”.