Disclose News http://www.disclose.tv/ Disclose.tv - Best Conspiracy Theories Site | UFO Sightings Videos! en-en (c) Disclose.tv,2014 Human Spaceflight Launches Will Return to the United States Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:13 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Human_Spaceflight_Launches_Will_Return_to_the_United_States/108650 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Human_Spaceflight_Launches_Will_Return_to_the_United_States/108650 ]]> NASA has just announced that Boeing and SpaceX have been selected to lead the Commercial Crew Program, founded in 2010. Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s Dragon V2 will be used to launch humans into Low Earth Orbit and to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral beginning in 2017. This will be the first human spaceflight launch on American soil since the space shuttle program retired in 2011. Since the end of the shuttle program, American astronauts headed to the ISS have had to bum a ride from Russia at a rate of $71 million per seat. However, the desire to be in charge of their own launches has been highlighted in recent months due to strained relations with Russia over the invasion of Ukraine. The United States government put sanctions on Russia and severed most of its ties back in April, except for its dealings with the ISS. In retaliation, Russia has threatened to stop providing transportation for American astronauts ... Deep Sea Explorers Saw A Creature They Can Hardly Believe Is Real Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:13 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Deep_Sea_Explorers_Saw_A_Creature_They_Can_Hardly_Believe_Is_Real/108630 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Deep_Sea_Explorers_Saw_A_Creature_They_Can_Hardly_Believe_Is_Real/108630 ]]> While there are no shortage of wacky ideas in science fiction about what creatures from other planets might look like, many weird and remarkable creatures can actually be found right here on Earth. Recently, a team from the Nautilus Live expedition piloting a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) happened upon one of the most fascinating-looking lifeforms in the world: a rare, purple siphonophore roving through the ocean’s depths. Even the experienced deep sea explorers, well-acquainted with the marine animals, had a hard time accepting that what they were seeing was really real. “Wow. Okay, that’s awesome,” says one ROV operator. “I can’t believe that’s a living thing.” Amazingly, although this appears to be a single jellyfish-like animal, it is in fact a roving colony made up of thousands of individual organisms, called zooids, each contributing to the whole ... Divers sure of new finds from 'ancient computer' shipwreck Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:13 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Divers_sure_of_new_finds_from_ancient_computer_shipwreck/108623 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Divers_sure_of_new_finds_from_ancient_computer_shipwreck/108623 ]]> Archaeologists set out Monday to use a revolutionary new deep sea diving suit to explore the ancient shipwreck where one of the most remarkable scientific objects of antiquity was found. The so-called Antikythera Mechanism, a 2nd-century BC device known as the world's oldest computer, was discovered by sponge divers in 1900 off a remote Greek island in the Aegean. The highly complex mechanism of up to 40 bronze cogs and gears was used by the ancient Greeks to track the cycles of the solar system. It took another 1,500 years for an astrological clock of similar sophistication to be made in Europe. Now archaeologists returning to the wreck will be able to use a new diving suit which will allow them to more than double the depth they can dive at, and stay safely at the bottom for longer ... Uncovering Hidden Text on a 500-Year-Old Map That Guided Columbus Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:13 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Uncovering_Hidden_Text_on_a_500YearOld_Map_That_Guided_Columbus/108622 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Uncovering_Hidden_Text_on_a_500YearOld_Map_That_Guided_Columbus/108622 ]]> Christopher Columbus probably used the map above as he planned his first voyage across the Atlantic in 1492. It represents much of what Europeans knew about geography on the verge discovering the New World, and it’s packed with text historians would love to read—if only the faded paint and five centuries of wear and tear hadn’t rendered most of it illegible. But that’s about to change. A team of researchers is using a technique called multispectral imaging to uncover the hidden text. They scanned the map last month at Yale University and expect to start extracting readable text in the next few months, says Chet Van Duzer, an independent map scholar who’s leading the project, which was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The map was made in or around 1491 by Henricus Martellus, a German cartographer working in Florence. It’s not known how many were made, but Yale owns the only surviving copy ... Massive 5,000-year-old stone monument revealed in Israel Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:13 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Massive_5000yearold_stone_monument_revealed_in_Israel/108605 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Massive_5000yearold_stone_monument_revealed_in_Israel/108605 ]]> A lunar-crescent-shaped stone monument that dates back around 5,000 years has been identified in Israel. Located about 8 miles (13 kilometers) northwest of the Sea of Galilee, the structure is massive - its volume is about 14,000 cubic meters (almost 500,000 cubic feet) and it has a length of about 150 meters (492 feet), making it longer than an American football field. Pottery excavated at the structure indicates the monument dates to between 3050 B.C. and 2650 B.C., meaning it is likely older than the pyramids of Egypt. It was also built before much of Stonehenge was constructed. Archaeologists previously thought the structure was part of a city wall, but recent work carried out by Ido Wachtel, a doctoral student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, indicates there is no city beside it and that the structure is a standing monument ... Scientists Capture The Sound Of A Single Atom, And Apparently It's A 'D-Note' Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:13 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Scientists_Capture_The_Sound_Of_A_Single_Atom_And_Apparently_Its_A_DNote/108600 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Scientists_Capture_The_Sound_Of_A_Single_Atom_And_Apparently_Its_A_DNote/108600 ]]> What does an atom sound like? Apparently it's a "D-note." That's according to scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden, who have revealed in a new study that they've captured the sound of a single atom. "We have opened a new door into the quantum world by talking and listening to atoms," study co-author Per Delsing, a physics professor at the university, said in a written statement. "Our long term goal is to harness quantum physics so that we can benefit from its laws, for example in extremely fast computers." For their study, Delsing and his colleagues constructed an artificial atom 0.01 millimeters long and placed it on the end of a superconducting material. Then they guided sound waves along the surface of the material, bounced sound off of the atom, and recorded what came back using a tiny microphone located on the other end of the material ... ESA's Gaia Observatory locates its first supernova Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:13 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/ESAs_Gaia_Observatory_locates_its_first_supernova/108584 http://www.disclose.tv/news/ESAs_Gaia_Observatory_locates_its_first_supernova/108584 ]]> Less than two months after it first began repeatedly scanning the sky, the ESA's Gaia space observatory has discovered its first supernova - a powerful stellar explosion that had occurred in a distant galaxy located some 500 million light-years from Earth, the agency announced on Friday. According to the ESA, the supernova was located during a sudden rise in the galaxy's brightness that occurred between two Gaia observations made a month apart. This anomalous spike in light was observed by a team of astronomers during a routine sky survey on August 30, and the supernova was given the name Gaia14aaa. Since beginning its scientific work on July 25, Gaia has been repeatedly scanning the sky in order to examine a catalogue of nearly one billion stars an average of 70 times over the next five years. Dr. Simon Hodgkin from the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge explained that there were many benefits to this approach ... Is A Simulated Brain Conscious? Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:13 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Is_A_Simulated_Brain_Conscious/108560 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Is_A_Simulated_Brain_Conscious/108560 ]]> Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly will throw a water balloon at Bob whenever you throw a water balloon at Molly. Maybe Bob will splash both of you whenever he goes five minutes without getting hit -- or if it gets too warm out or if it's seven o'clock or if he's in a bad mood that day. The details don't matter. That game would look a lot like the way neurons, the cells that make up your brain and nerves, interact with one another. They sit around inside an ant or a bird or Stephen Hawking and follow a simple set of rules. Sometimes they send electrochemical signals to their neighbors. Sometimes they don't. No single neuron "understands” the whole system. Now imagine that instead of three of of you in that field there were 86 billion -- about the number of neurons in an average brain ... New research reveals civilization is older than previously thought Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/New_research_reveals_civilization_is_older_than_previously_thought/108544 http://www.disclose.tv/news/New_research_reveals_civilization_is_older_than_previously_thought/108544 ]]> What if everything you've been taught about the origins of civilization is wrong? Be it that certain pieces of our history have been intentionally hidden, or that we have yet to discover and realize the true story of our past, new archaeological and geological discoveries are revealing that sophisticated civilizations have likely existed in prehistoric times. Until recently, the archaeological community has spread the view that the beginnings of human civilization started after the last Ice Age, which ended around 9,600 BC. All human ancestors prior to this time were recognized as primitive, uncivilized hunter-gatherers who were incapable of communal organization and architectural design. It was only after the Ice Age, when huge 2-mile deep ice caps that covered much of Europe and North America melted, that our human ancestors started to develop and perfect agriculture, forming more-complex economic and social structures around 4000 BC ... Suicide drug: New anti-obesity pill to help curb appetite of 78 million Americans Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Suicide_drug_New_antiobesity_pill_to_help_curb_appetite_of_78_million_Americans/108532 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Suicide_drug_New_antiobesity_pill_to_help_curb_appetite_of_78_million_Americans/108532 ]]> US regulators have approved a weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third type of such prescription medication introduced in over 10 years, despite carrying some possible heavy side-effects of its own. Contrave, which won its official stamp of approval this week from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is being trumpeted as the latest wonder treatment in America's seemingly endless quest to shed weight. However, the drug is not without possible health risks. Produced by Orexigen Therapeutic Inc, the weight loss medication is a cocktail of two drugs, naltrexone, which is used in the treatment of alcohol and narcotic addiction, and bupropion, an antidepressant, also prescribed to people who want to quit smoking. The FDA said the drug is approved for treatment of individuals who are considered to be clinically obese ... Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Woman_of_24_found_to_have_no_cerebellum_in_her_brain/108527 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Woman_of_24_found_to_have_no_cerebellum_in_her_brain/108527 ]]> DON'T mind the gap. A woman has reached the age of 24 without anyone realising she was missing a large part of her brain. The case highlights just how adaptable the organ is. The discovery was made when the woman was admitted to the Chinese PLA General Hospital of Jinan Military Area Command in Shandong Province complaining of dizziness and nausea. She told doctors she'd had problems walking steadily for most of her life, and her mother reported that she hadn't walked until she was 7 and that her speech only became intelligible at the age of 6. Doctors did a CAT scan and immediately identified the source of the problem – her entire cerebellum was missing (see scan, below left). The space where it should be was empty of tissue. Instead it was filled with cerebrospinal fluid, which cushions the brain and provides defence against disease. The cerebellum – sometimes known as the "little brain" – is located underneath the two hemispheres ... 'Boris' the robot can load up dishwasher Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Boris_the_robot_can_load_up_dishwasher/108506 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Boris_the_robot_can_load_up_dishwasher/108506 ]]> A robot unveiled today at the British Science Festival will be loading dishwashers next year, its developers claim. "Boris" is one of the first robots in the world capable of intelligently manipulating unfamiliar objects with a humanlike grasp. It was developed by scientists at the University of Birmingham. The team also work with "Bob", an autonomous robot who recently completed work experience at security firm G4S. "This is Boris' first public outing," announced Professor Jeremy Wyatt of the School of Computer Science. The robot took five years to develop at a cost of £350,000. Boris "sees" objects with depth sensors on its face and wrists. In 10 seconds it calculates up to a thousand possible ways to grasp a novel object with its five robotic fingers and plans a path of arm movements to reach its target, avoiding obstructions. "It's not been programmed to pick it up - it's been programmed to learn how to pick it up," explained Professor Wyatt ... Researchers claim hydrogen energy advance Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Researchers_claim_hydrogen_energy_advance/108492 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Researchers_claim_hydrogen_energy_advance/108492 ]]>

Researchers at Glasgow University have claimed a breakthrough in producing hydrogen fuel from water.
They said their process is fast, clean and cheap. It can store energy from the sun and wind.
Writing in the journal Science, the Glasgow researchers said their process is thirty times faster than the current method.
Without using any more energy, it is claimed to store the hydrogen in a carbon-free liquid.
Prof Lee Cronin, of the university's School of Chemistry. said: "The process uses a liquid that allows the hydrogen to be locked up in a liquid-based inorganic fuel.
"By using a liquid sponge known as a redox mediator that can soak up electrons and acid we've been able to create a system where hydrogen can be produced in a separate chamber without any additional energy input after the electrolysis of water takes place.
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Information 'eaters'? The entropy of black holes Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Information_eaters_The_entropy_of_black_holes/108490 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Information_eaters_The_entropy_of_black_holes/108490 ]]> Yesterday I talked about black hole thermodynamics, specifically how you can write the laws of thermodynamics as laws about black holes. Central to the idea of thermodynamics is the property of entropy, which can be related to the amount of physical information a system has. For classical black holes, this is a problem, because if you toss an object into such a black hole, the object (and all its physical information) is lost forever. It is as if the information of the object was erased, which would violate the basic principle that information cannot be destroyed. Now you might argue that being trapped is not the same thing as being destroyed, but for information it is. If you cannot recover the information, then it has been destroyed. So it would seem that black holes "eat" information, even though the laws of thermodynamics say that shouldn't be possible. This is known as the black hole information paradox ... Back-to-Back Sun Storms May Supercharge Earth's Northern Lights Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/BacktoBack_Sun_Storms_May_Supercharge_Earths_Northern_Lights/108484 http://www.disclose.tv/news/BacktoBack_Sun_Storms_May_Supercharge_Earths_Northern_Lights/108484 ]]> Powerful solar flares from the sun this week may amplify the northern lights displays over parts of the northern United States through the weekend, space weather scientists say. The forecast for potentially supercharged auroras comes after powerful solar storms fired off eruptions of solar material, first on Monday (Sept. 8), then again on Wednesday (Sept. 10). During Wednesday's solar flare, the sun unleashed a major X1.6-class flare directly at Earth. While aurora activity could spike overnight tonight (Sept. 11), the best chance of strong northern lights displays along the northern U.S. states will be Friday night. "The most intense storming is expected tomorrow, Friday night into Saturday morning," William Murtagh, program coordinator for the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) in Boulder, Colorado, said in a teleconference with reporters today ... Shock asteroid warning: Earth faces 100 years of killer strikes beginning in 2017 - or maybe even earlier? Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Shock_asteroid_warning_Earth_faces_100_years_of_killer_strikes_beginning_in_2017__or_maybe_even_earlier/108401 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Shock_asteroid_warning_Earth_faces_100_years_of_killer_strikes_beginning_in_2017__or_maybe_even_earlier/108401 ]]> Asteroids could rain down on the earth for 100 years, shocked experts have just warned. A previously unknown asteroid belt has been located in deep space and is now hurtling towards our part of the solar system. It means a 'global killer' could collide with Earth as soon as 2020, wiping out life as we know it and changing the climate for millennia. The terrifying predictions came as NASA revealed disturbing new data showing 400 impacts are expected between 2017 and 2113, based on new observational data of objects seen in space over the past 60 days. Most will have a maximum diameter of around 100 metres - the size of seven double decker buses - and the potential to cause significant damage. But concerned scientists warned a colossal "monster" is also heading our way, with one 'mega' asteroid threatening earth in just SIX years ... New digital map reveals hidden archaeology of Stonehenge Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/New_digital_map_reveals_hidden_archaeology_of_Stonehenge/108397 http://www.disclose.tv/news/New_digital_map_reveals_hidden_archaeology_of_Stonehenge/108397 ]]> A host of previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an unprecedented digital mapping project that will transform our knowledge of this iconic landscape - including remarkable new findings on the world's largest 'super henge', Durrington Walls. The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project, led by the University of Birmingham in conjunction with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, is the largest project of its kind. Remote sensing techniques and geophysical surveys have discovered hundreds of new features which now form part of the most detailed archaeological digital map of the Stonehenge landscape ever produced. The startling results of the survey, unveiled in full at the British Science Festival, include 17 previously unknown ritual monuments dating to the period when Stonehenge achieved its iconic shape ... Congressman's office in possession of 100,000 CDC whistleblower documents? Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Congressmans_office_in_possession_of_100000_CDC_whistleblower_documents/108361 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Congressmans_office_in_possession_of_100000_CDC_whistleblower_documents/108361 ]]> Congressman Bill Posey's office has confirmed exclusively to Benswann.com that a "very large number" of documents have been turned over by CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, who has admitted that the CDC suppressed information about the links between the MMR vaccine and autism in some cases. According to Congressman Posey's spokesman, George Cecala, "I can confirm that we have received a very large number of documents and we are going through those documents now. There are a lot of them, so it will take some time." Cecala could not say exactly how many documents are in possession of the Congressman's staff though sources tell me that as many as 100,000 documents have been handed over. As we have reported, a statement released on August 27th by Dr. Thompson in response to media coverage is that he and co-authors from a 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics did in fact omit important information from a study on the link between vaccines and autism ... Weird Comet Is Darker Than Charcoal Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Weird_Comet_Is_Darker_Than_Charcoal/108358 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Weird_Comet_Is_Darker_Than_Charcoal/108358 ]]> A spacecraft chasing a comet in deep space has found that its target is surprisingly dark in color. Instead of arriving at a bright, reflective, ice-covered heavenly body, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe found that its target comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (or 67P/C-G), appears darker than charcoal in some wavelengths of light, according to new data collected by an instrument on the spacecraft. And, so far, scientists working with the Alice instrument on Rosetta have not found any large patches of water-ice on Comet 67P/C-G's surface. Researchers expected to see ice patches on the surface of the comet because of the body's distance from the sun. At the moment, that distance is so great that the sun can't warm ice on the comet's surface, which would turn it into water vapor; therefore, scientists thought there would be ice patches on the comet's surface, according to NASA ... First Ever Real-Time Planet-Like Impact Detected Outside Our Solar System Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/First_Ever_RealTime_PlanetLike_Impact_Detected_Outside_Our_Solar_System/108356 http://www.disclose.tv/news/First_Ever_RealTime_PlanetLike_Impact_Detected_Outside_Our_Solar_System/108356 ]]> A group of astronomers led by first author and graduate student Huan Meng from the University of Arizona at Tucson monitored a monster collision between two planetoids or asteroids orbiting a Sun-like star.  This is the first and only such real time event detected of such large magnitude until now outside of our Solar System. There is insufficient data to pin down the exact size of the collisional bodies.  The impact could be between two planet “embryos” such as that which formed the Moon in the early Solar System, or it could have been a high energy impact between two smaller bodies such as planetesimals or asteroids. However, the scientists were able to make observations of the cloud of debris left behind which revealed a remarkable process of pulverization of matter and subsequent expulsion by the solar wind ... Forget Mars. Heres Where We Should Build Our First Off-World Colonies Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Forget_Mars_Heres_Where_We_Should_Build_Our_First_OffWorld_Colonies/108351 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Forget_Mars_Heres_Where_We_Should_Build_Our_First_OffWorld_Colonies/108351 ]]> The collective space vision of all the world’s countries at the moment seems to be Mars, Mars, Mars. The U.S. has two operational rovers on the planet; a NASA probe called MAVEN and an Indian Mars orbiter will both arrive in Mars orbit later this month; and European, Chinese and additional NASA missions are in the works. Meanwhile Mars One is in the process of selecting candidates for the first-ever Martian colony, and NASA’s heavy launch vehicle is being developed specifically to launch human missions into deep space, with Mars as one of the prime potential destinations. But is the Red Planet really the best target for a human colony, or should we look somewhere else? Should we pick a world closer to Earth, namely the moon? Or a world with a surface gravity close to Earth’s, namely Venus? To explore this issue, let’s be clear about why we’d want an off-world colony in the first place ... Space object slams Nicaragua's capital as asteroid passes Earth Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Space_object_slams_Nicaraguas_capital_as_asteroid_passes_Earth/108339 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Space_object_slams_Nicaraguas_capital_as_asteroid_passes_Earth/108339 ]]> A blast that filled Nicaragua's 1.2 million capital Managua with dismay on Sunday night is most probably a meteorite that left a 12-meter crater near the city's airport. The space rock might be a fragment of a larger space object that passed near Earth. "We are convinced that this was a meteorite. We have seen the impact from the crater," Wilfredo Strauss of the Seismic Institute said, as cited by the AFP. Nicaraguan authorities are pretty sure it was a piece of an asteroid dubbed "2014 RC ", an estimated 20-meter large piece of rock that whizzed close past Earth, Humberto Garcia, of the Astronomy Center at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, told The Associated Press on Sunday. It was most clearly witnessed in the skies above New Zealand. At its closest, asteroid 2014 RC was a mere 34,000km from the Earth's surface, about one-tenth of the distance to the moon. The impact was severe and was heard throughout Managua ... Higgs Boson could spell the end of the universe - Stephen Hawking Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Higgs_Boson_could_spell_the_end_of_the_universe__Stephen_Hawking/108331 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Higgs_Boson_could_spell_the_end_of_the_universe__Stephen_Hawking/108331 ]]> Higgs' elementary particle underpins existence in our universe might become unstable, warns renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. The energy potential of the 'God particle' is so vital for the entire universe it could make the cosmos collide, he concludes. In a preface to a new book he contributed to, which is essentially a collection of lectures gives by famous scientists and astronomers called 'Starmus', Hawking shared his concerns regarding the Higgs Boson, that Hawkins suspects of being unstable and potentially capable of decay. "The Higgs potential has the worrisome feature that it might become metastable at energies above 100bn gigaelectronvolts (GeV)," Hawking wrote. The imminent danger of that power potential is that it could end time any time soon! "This could mean that the universe could undergo catastrophic vacuum decay, with a bubble of the true vacuum expanding at the speed of light ... Unidentified respiratory virus hit more than 1000 children across 10 US states, likely to spread across country Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Unidentified_respiratory_virus_hit_more_than_1000_children_across_10_US_states_likely_to_spread_across_country/108285 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Unidentified_respiratory_virus_hit_more_than_1000_children_across_10_US_states_likely_to_spread_across_country/108285 ]]> A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say. The disease hasn't been officially identified but officials suspect a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold. The disease hasn't been officially identified in every state, but in some states a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68 has been found. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold. According to Mark Pallansch, director of the Division of Viral Diseases at the CDC, similar cases to the ones in Colorado have been cropping up across the U.S ... Artificial cells take their first steps: Movable cytoskeleton membrane fabricated for first time Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Artificial_cells_take_their_first_steps_Movable_cytoskeleton_membrane_fabricated_for_first_time/108279 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Artificial_cells_take_their_first_steps_Movable_cytoskeleton_membrane_fabricated_for_first_time/108279 ]]> Using only a few ingredients, the biophysicist Prof. Andreas Bausch and his team at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have successfully implemented a minimalistic model of the cell that can change its shape and move on its own. They describe how they turned this goal into reality in the current edition of the journal Science, where their research is featured as cover story. Cells are complex objects with a sophisticated metabolic system. Their evolutionary ancestors, the primordial cells, were merely composed of a membrane and a few molecules. These were minimalistic yet perfectly functioning systems. Thus, "back to the origins of the cell" became the motto of the group of TUM-Prof. Andreas Bausch, who is member of the cluster of excellence "Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM)" and his international partners. Their dream is to create a simple cell model with a specific function using a few basic ingredients ... Rewrite: L.A. Times reporter cleared stories with the CIA before publication Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Rewrite_LA_Times_reporter_cleared_stories_with_the_CIA_before_publication/108278 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Rewrite_LA_Times_reporter_cleared_stories_with_the_CIA_before_publication/108278 ]]> A prominent national security reporter for the Los Angeles Times routinely submitted drafts and detailed summaries of his stories to CIA press handlers prior to publication, according to documents obtained by The Intercept. Email exchanges between CIA public affairs officers and Ken Dilanian, now an Associated Press intelligence reporter who previously covered the CIA for the Times, show that Dilanian enjoyed a closely collaborative relationship with the agency, explicitly promising positive news coverage and sometimes sending the press office entire story drafts for review prior to publication. In at least one instance, the CIA's reaction appears to have led to significant changes in the story that was eventually published in the Times ... NSA's big spying for big business Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/NSAs_big_spying_for_big_business/108276 http://www.disclose.tv/news/NSAs_big_spying_for_big_business/108276 ]]> Throughout the last year, the U.S. government has repeatedly insisted that it does not engage in economic and industrial espionage, in an effort to distinguish its own spying from China's infiltrations of Google, Nortel, and other corporate targets. So critical is this denial to the U.S. government that last August, an NSA spokesperson emailed The Washington Post to say (emphasis in original): "The department does ***not*** engage in economic espionage in any domain, including cyber." After that categorical statement to the Post, the NSA was caught spying on plainly financial targets such as the Brazilian oil giant Petrobras; economic summits; international credit card and banking systems; the EU antitrust commissioner investigating Google, Microsoft, and Intel; and the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. In response, the U.S ... The Mystery of the Ancient Roman Tunnel to Hell Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/The_Mystery_of_the_Ancient_Roman_Tunnel_to_Hell/108239 http://www.disclose.tv/news/The_Mystery_of_the_Ancient_Roman_Tunnel_to_Hell/108239 ]]> There is a place on the northern shore of the Bay of Naples that has long been steeped in history, mystery, myth, and magic. Known as the Phlegræan Fields, it is a desolate place; a barren wasteland strewn with rubble and intersected by deep underground vents that belch out choking fumes and fire. Legends and strange phenomena cling to this hellish, smoke-wreathed landscape, so it is perhaps no wonder that these fields are a location believed since ancient times to hold a tunnel that leads to Hell itself. The Phlegræan Fields is a plateau that is part of an ancient volcanic caldera not far from Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano known for laying waste to the once great city of Pompeii. The heavily volcanic area, which is pitted with steaming vents, sulphur spewing crevasses, and even flaming holes in the ground, was well-known in Greek and Roman myth and is heavily associated with stories of magic and prophecy ... Pope Pius II Wrote an Erotic Book Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Pope_Pius_II_Wrote_an_Erotic_Book/108234 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Pope_Pius_II_Wrote_an_Erotic_Book/108234 ]]> Before he was Pope Pius II, Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini was a poet, scholar, diplomat, and rakehell. And an author. In fact, he wrote a bestseller. People in fifteenth-century Europe couldn’t get enough of his Latin novella Historia de duobus amantibus. An article in a scholarly publication on literature claims that Historia “was undoubtedly one of the most read stories of the whole Renaissance.” The Oxford edition gives a Cliff Notes version of the storyline: “The Goodli History tells of the illicit love of Euralius, a high official in the retinue of the [German] Emperor Sigismund, and Lucres, a married lady from Siena [Italy].” It was probably written in 1444, but the earliest known printing is from Antwerp in 1488. By the turn of the century, 37 editions had been published ... Skynet Rising? International Space Station launches mini-satellites, on its own. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Skynet_Rising_International_Space_Station_launches_minisatellites_on_its_own/108230 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Skynet_Rising_International_Space_Station_launches_minisatellites_on_its_own/108230 ]]> The International Space Station has a cannon that launches tiny CubeSat microsatellites into orbit. Most of the time, those launches are triggered by human scientists on board or back on Earth. But this week, the ISS launched two CubeSats entirely on its own. This is how the uprising begins. Yes, on Thursday night, ISS commander Steve Swanson was loading blood samples into a freezer when he noticed the doors of the CubeSat launcher were open. Swanson alerted mission control in Houston, which confirmed that two CubeSats had been inadvertently released. It's not the first time this has happened: A NASA status report shows that two other CubeSats were unintentionally released on August 23rd. That means that, of the 12 CubeSats launched into orbit so far, one-third of them got impatient waiting for permission, and just launched themselves. The CubeSats, made by Planet Labs, are tiny devices roughly the size of a well-stuffed foot-long cheesesteak ... Newfound Asteroid Will Give Earth Super-Close Shave on Sunday Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Newfound_Asteroid_Will_Give_Earth_SuperClose_Shave_on_Sunday/108228 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Newfound_Asteroid_Will_Give_Earth_SuperClose_Shave_on_Sunday/108228 ]]> Earth is about to have a close encounter with a house-sized asteroid on Sunday (Sept. 7), when a space rock discovered just days ago will zoom by our planet at a range closer than some satellites. But have no fear, NASA says the asteroid won't hit Earth. The asteroid 2014 RC will safely buzz Earth at 2:18 p.m. EDT (1818 GMT) on Sunday. At that time, the asteroid will pass over New Zealand and fly just inside the orbits of the geosynchronous communications and weather satellites orbiting Earth about 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers) above the planet's surface, according to a NASA statement. During its close pass, 2014 RC will be about 21,126 miles (34,000 km) from Earth's surface. That's about 10 times closer to the Earth than the moon ... World's oldest pyramid ruined by incompetent restorers Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Worlds_oldest_pyramid_ruined_by_incompetent_restorers/108215 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Worlds_oldest_pyramid_ruined_by_incompetent_restorers/108215 ]]> Activists are angry with Egypt's Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh Eldamaty, for choosing to re-hire a company to restore one of Egypt's oldest pyramids after the firm caused damage and major deterioration to the structure while trying to repair it. According to the Non-Stop Robberies movement, the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser, located in the Saqqara necropolis, sustained serious damage while being restored by a company called Shurbagy. This led to major deterioration and the collapse of a section of the pyramid. "Technically, the company and officials of the Supreme Council of Antiquities committed a full-fledged crime," Amir Gamal, a representative of Non-Stop Robberies, told the Egypt Independent. "New walls were built outside the pyramid as if the pyramid were a modern construction, which is opposite to international standards of restoration, which prevents adding more than 5% of construction to antiquities if necessary ... New research aims to shed light on a cosmological enigma - dark matter Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/New_research_aims_to_shed_light_on_a_cosmological_enigma__dark_matter/108184 http://www.disclose.tv/news/New_research_aims_to_shed_light_on_a_cosmological_enigma__dark_matter/108184 ]]> Astrophysicists believe that about 80 percent of the substance of our universe is made up of mysterious "dark matter" that can't be perceived by human senses or scientific instruments. "Dark matter has not yet been detected in a lab. We infer about it from astronomical observations," said Mikhail Medvedev, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas, who has just published breakthrough research on dark matter that merited the cover of Physical Review Letters, the world's most prestigious journal of physics research. Medvedev proposes a novel model of dark matter, dubbed "flavor-mixed multicomponent dark matter." "Dark matter is some unknown matter, most likely a new elementary particle or particles beyond the Standard Model," Medvedev said. "It has never been observed directly, but it reveals itself via gravity it produces in the universe. There are numerous experiments around the world aimed at finding it directly ... Super sized dinosaur discovered Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Super_sized_dinosaur_discovered/108150 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Super_sized_dinosaur_discovered/108150 ]]> A newly discovered dinosaur species makes Tyrannosaurus rex look like a munchkin. The towering behemoth, which stretched a bit longer than a 25-meter swimming pool and as tall as a two-story building, weighed about 59,000 kilograms - more than seven T. rexes. And the animal was still growing, researchers report September 4 in Scientific Reports. Though the creature dined on plants, its brute size and burly tail made it more formidable than any meat eater. It may have even lived up to its name. Dubbed Dreadnoughtus schrani by its discoverers, paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara of Drexel University in Philadelphia and colleagues, the animal's genus name comes from Old English for "fear nothing." Dreadnoughtus lived 66 million to 84 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous period, in what is now Argentina. It is the largest land animal reported to date. Researchers have dug up other massive dinosaurs before, but those animals' fragmentary remains made their sizes hard to estimate ... Xenon, Argon Banned for Athletes. Is Krypton Next? Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Xenon_Argon_Banned_for_Athletes_Is_Krypton_Next/108149 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Xenon_Argon_Banned_for_Athletes_Is_Krypton_Next/108149 ]]> An-inert gas used to anesthetize hospital patients, as a satellite propellant and inside movie projector bulbs has been officially banned by for use by endurance athletes looking to boost their oxygen-carrying red blood cells. “It had the potential to enhance performance,” said Matthew Fedoruk, science director at the U.S. Anti-Doping Authority in Colorado Springs. “There have only been couple of animal studies that indicated that xenon is similar to going to altitude and stimulating the protein (erythropoietin) EPO. This was a way to stimulate red cell production.” EPO is the term to describe both the protein that stimulates the body’s natural production of red blood cells, as well as the pharmaceutical drug that does the same thing. EPO is also taken by millions of anemia patients to blood their blood supply ... NASA all-sky camera captures 305 fireballs! Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/NASA_allsky_camera_captures_305_fireballs/108146 http://www.disclose.tv/news/NASA_allsky_camera_captures_305_fireballs/108146 ]]> Every night, a network of NASA all-sky cameras scans the skies above the United States for meteoritic fireballs. Automated software maintained by NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office calculates their orbits, velocity, penetration depth in Earth's atmosphere and many other characteristics. On Sep. 3, 2014, the network reported 305 fireballs. (300 sporadics, 3 , 1 alpha Aurigid, 1 Southern delta Aquariid) © Unknown In this diagram of the inner solar system, all of the fireball orbits intersect at a single point - Earth. The orbits are color-coded by velocity, from slow (red) to fast (blue). [Larger image] [movies] - Space Weather. "Arizona forces statuary rape victim to pay child support" - headline at RT. Sounds painful.... Money makes people do strange things. Some sell their soul for the lust of the dollar. Kind of weird how the US is going through the same sort of thing Australia was a couple of years.. ... Sunday's close flyby of asteroid 2014 RC Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Sundays_close_flyby_of_asteroid_2014_RC/108142 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Sundays_close_flyby_of_asteroid_2014_RC/108142 ]]>

Guess who's dropping by for a quick visit this weekend? On Sunday, a 60-foot-wide (20-meters) asteroid named 2014 RC will skim just 25,000 miles (40,000 km) from Earth. That's within spitting distance of all those geosynchronous communication and weather satellites orbiting at 22,300 miles.
Size-wise, this one's similar to the Chelyabinsk meteorite that exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains region in February 2013. But it's a lot less scary. 2014 RC will cleanly miss Earth this time around, and although it's expected back in the future, no threatening passes have been identified. Whew!
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Ebola virus accelerating: Experts have "never seen anything like it" Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Ebola_virus_accelerating_Experts_have_never_seen_anything_like_it/108132 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Ebola_virus_accelerating_Experts_have_never_seen_anything_like_it/108132 ]]> Three cases of Ebola have been identified in the southern Nigerian city of Port Harcourt, the World Health Organization (WHO) says, confirming that the disease has spread outside the capital Lagos, where five people have died. Officials in Port Harcourt - a teeming city of 1.4 million in the Niger delta - are now monitoring over 200 people, 60 of whom are considered at high risk of having contracted the disease. It is a worrying expansion of an epidemic that has now killed 1,900 in West Africa and defied the attempts of under-staffed and under-funded aid teams to halt it. WHO officials warn that the virus is not just expanding geographically but also accelerating. Ebola has now sickened upwards of 3,500 people and in the past week alone almost 400 people have died of the virus, said Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the WHO at a press conference in Washington D.C. on Wednesday ... Deep sea 'mushroom' may be new branch of life Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Deep_sea_mushroom_may_be_new_branch_of_life/108131 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Deep_sea_mushroom_may_be_new_branch_of_life/108131 ]]> A mushroom-shaped sea animal discovered off the Australian coast has defied classification in the tree of life. A team of scientists at the University of Copenhagen says the tiny organism does not fit into any of the known subdivisions of the animal kingdom. Such a situation has occurred only a handful of times in the last 100 years. The organisms, which were originally collected in 1986, are described in the academic journal Plos One. These organisms, too, have proven difficult to categorise and some researchers have even suggested they were failed experiments in multi-cellular life. The authors of the paper recognise two new species of mushroom-shaped animal: Dendrogramma enigmatica and Dendrogramma discoides. Measuring only a few millimetres in size, the animals consist of a flattened disc and a stalk with a mouth on the end ... Extinct underwater volcano discovered beneath Pacific Ocean Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:04:14 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Extinct_underwater_volcano_discovered_beneath_Pacific_Ocean/108111 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Extinct_underwater_volcano_discovered_beneath_Pacific_Ocean/108111 ]]>

Lurking some 3.2 miles (5.1 kilometers) beneath the Pacific Ocean, a massive mountain rises up from the seafloor, say scientists who discovered the seamount using sonar technology.
The seamount is about two-thirds of a mile high (1.1 kilometers), researchers said. Seamounts, rocky leftovers from extinct, underwater volcanoes, are found on ocean floors around the world. The newly discovered seamount is about 186 miles (300 km) southeast of Jarvis Island, an uninhabited island in a relatively unexplored part of the South Pacific Ocean, experts said.
"These seamounts are very common, but we don't know about them, because most of the places that we go out and map have never been mapped before," James Gardner, a University of New Hampshire research professor who works at the university's NOAA Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center, said in a statement.