Ephebiphobia Cold Fusion dsRNA-binding
The Ephebiphobic Teenage Dole Card looks like its mag stripe. OK Yooth, order your mag-stripe writer now
Welfare Working Group released its loopy agenda of reform proposals – which included the option of sterilising welfare miscreants ..
As usual, the target audience . the wider population of voters who think the young have had it too easy for too long. ‘Ephebiphobia’ is the term for people who exhibit an irrational fear and loathing of teenagers, ..
..on show in the audience for Key’s conference speech on the weekend was the ugliest side of the New Zealand character.
... The payment Card for 16 and 17 year old (and for 18 year old mothers) is the American food stamp programme in digital drag. ... the private sector to manage the transition of teenage beneficiaries into work ... nanny state, this is a major extension of state power
...an entire generation of young people who seem to be largely surplus to requirements...
.. variations are not due to any sudden fluctuations in irresponsibility or outbreaks of diligence
...18-24 year olds...of those on the dole.. June 2011,.. 30%. Big increase....
Cold Fusion: if it works, this rave talks about the future may come true:
robochickens feature heavily
Motor vehicles cause a worldwide holocaust of deaths and injuries on the scale of the Black_______________________________________________________
Death, early industrial revolution mining and factories, or modern wars. Vehicle accidents kill
1.2 million people, and seriously injure 38.8 million, mainly in the third world. They rival the
worst catastrophes of the 20th century:
World War II, ... ... 50 million deaths
1918 influenza pandemic, 20 to 40 million deaths
World War I, 9 million deaths
Automobiles, 30 to 50 million deaths from accidents, for the entire century
Pollution from vehicles may kill as many people as accidents do, possibly more, but the
numbers are difficult to establish. In wealthy nations, where regulations and good roads
minimize accidents, pollution probably kills more people than accidents do. The WHO estimates
that motor vehicle accidents kill 45,000 in the EU, and about 120,000 people in greater Europe
Child Accident Prevention Trust, Factsheet, http://www.capt.org.uk/pdfs/factsheet%20road%20accidents.pdf “In
2002, over 36,000 children aged under 16 years were killed or injured on the UK’s roads.”
Child Accident Prevention Trust, Ibid. “Research has shown that if hit by a car traveling at 40 mph, 85% of pedestrians are killed, at 30 mph this percentage falls to 45%, and at 20 mph it becomes 5% with 30% suffering noinjuries at all.”
The Future Of Automobiles 140including non-EU countries. It says, “about 80,000 deaths a year in Europe can be attributed to long term exposure...
dsRNA virus killer - but how to get it into cell?
july 27 PLoS One, ..tested their drug against 15 viruses, .. effective against all of them — including rhinoviruses that cause the common cold, H1N1 influenza, a stomach virus, a polio virus, dengue fever and several other types of hemorrhagic fever.__________________________________________________
..Todd Rider..Lincoln Laboratory..
Rider had the idea..after inventing CANARY (Cellular Analysis and Notification of Antigen Risks and Yields), a biosensor that can rapidly identify pathogens.
DRACOs (Double-stranded RNA Activated Caspase Oligomerizers), ..double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), which is not found in human .. cells.
..human cells have proteins that latch onto dsRNA, setting off a cascade of reactions that prevents the virus from replicating ... However, many viruses can outsmart that system by blocking one of the steps further down the cascade.
Rider had the idea to combine a dsRNA-binding protein with another protein that induces cells to undergo apoptosis (programmed cell suicide)..
Fukushima, hotter than u think...
- rightclick the video & 'watch on vimeo'
Kurds know community...
protect whats precious to you
robochickens... soon the asymmetric skys will buzz with tiny planes, crossing oceans with face recognition, a cyanide pin for your least favourite oligarch...
Invisible to radar, a drone flies over a city, ..home-made drone ..__________________________________________
..built a plane called WASP ..a moving base station for cellphone networks, a flying camera and a Wi-Fi "packet sniffer"..
The drone's frame was bought < $300 .. A GSM radio turned it into a mobile ..cellphone tower, a video camera monitored the ground, while internet connectivity came from a USB dongle .. $3800, ..
. Black hole evaporation put physicists between a rock and a hard place.
According to Smolin, relative locality saves the day. Let's say you were patient enough to wait around while a black hole evaporated, a process that could take billions of years. Once it had vanished, you could ask what happened to, say, an elephant that once succumbed to its gravitational grip. But as you look back to the time at which you thought the elephant had fallen in, you would find that locations in space-time had grown so fuzzy and uncertain that there would be no way to tell whether the elephant actually fell into the black hole or narrowly missed it. The information-loss paradox dissolves.
Smolin's hunch is that we will find ourselves in a place where space-time and momentum space meet: an eight-dimensional phase space that represents all possible values of position, time, energy and momentum. In relativity, what one observer views as space, another views as time and vice versa, because ultimately they are two sides of a single coin - a unified space-time. Likewise, in Smolin's picture of quantum gravity, what one observer sees as space-time another sees as momentum space, and the two are unified in a higher-dimensional phase space that is absolute and invariant to all observers. With relativity bumped up another level, it will be goodbye to both space-time and momentum space, and hello phase space.
The air - hotter than you think
Science stunner: On our current emissions path, CO2 levels in 2100 will hit levels last seen when the Earth was 29°F (16°C) hotter
By Joe Romm on Ja
I am familiar with the works of Pablo Neruda.