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Submission + - Hydro Nano Gas Could Completely Neutralize CO2 Emissions-> 1 1

ROMRIX writes: HIT is also in high level talks with governments and industry leaders who are excited about using the technology to help combat their increasing air and ocean pollution issues.
For power plants and industry in the U.S. and globally, this is major news. Alone in the U.S. there are over 1,200 power plants scheduled for closure because of their toxic pollution issues. HNG could eliminate the necessity of closing these plants — saving thousands of jobs that keep local communities thriving.
Inserting HNG into exhaust outlets has shown to completely neutralize pollution emissions down to 0%.

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Comment Re:Why is this here? (Score 1) 629 629

'Twenty years ago if I asked you how many feet were in a mile (and you didn't know) you could go to a library and look it up. Ten years ago, you could go to a computer and google it. Today, you can literally ask your phone. It's not a stretch at all with the advent of wearable computing that coming soon - I can ask you that question and you'll instantly answer. ... How would you change if you had instant brain-level access to all information. How would you change if you were twice as smart as you are now. How about ten times as smart?

Flawed premise; Parroting data does not equate to intelligence. Intelligence requires comprehension of that data. You can google the WIKI for E8 theory and read it aloud but unless your next comment is,
"Oh, so if you picture a spherically inverted multifaceted poly-dimensional plexoid of random size, add in an elemental variable thermal/mass coefficient linking system based on the gravitational and magnetic field enhanced rate of change fluctuations of sub-atomic particles, then it all comes together like butter and honey on toast.", then I doubt you have any comprehension of what you have just read and are no smarter as a result of having read it.
Having instant access to all information will not result in higher IQ's, if anything it will lower them because important brain functions are being bypassed and will simply atrophy.
If this is universally the case with all higher lifeforms then we truly will never meet alien life but for reasons other than those listed in the article. They would have simply decided to stay home and articulate their pseudo-intellect with each other on some alien social network or other type of forum.
Oh crap, I just realized WE are the alien species other worlds are waiting on... eh, they can wait. I'm 2 "bloodthirsty" medals away from gold plating my M8A1 in BO2! :D

Submission + - Climategate 2.0: New E-Mails Rock The Global Warmi->

ROMRIX writes: Three themes are emerging from the newly released emails: (1) prominent scientists central to the global warming debate are taking measures to conceal rather than disseminate underlying data and discussions; (2) these scientists view global warming as a political 'cause' rather than a balanced scientific inquiry and (3) many of these scientists frankly admit to each other that much of the science is weak and dependent on deliberate manipulation of facts and data.
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Comment Here's some new data; (Score 1) 507 507

"NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth's atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed."

"Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA's Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA's Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models."

http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-data-blow-gaping-hold-global-warming-alarmism-192334971.html
Government

How Is Obama Doing On Open Government? 285 285

An anonymous reader writes "OMB Watch today published an in-depth analysis of the Obama administration's progress on a wide-ranging set of open government recommendations. Key findings of the report include strong and consistent leadership from the White House on government openness and meaningful utilization of e-government and Web 2.0 technologies. But there has been no high-level effort to improve electronic records management and preservation, and the implementation of improved Freedom of Information Act policies has lagged."
Graphics

Optical Camouflage Puts Kinect Into Stealth Mode 60 60

UgLyPuNk writes "Takayuki Fukatsu, a Japanese coder who works under the name Art & Mobile, has done a bit of trickery with Kinect and openFrameworks. The peripheral will still track your movement and position, but turns your image nearly transparent. Take a look (it's particularly obvious at about 1:30):"
Google

Predicting Election Results With Google 205 205

destinyland writes "Google announced they've searched for clues about the upcoming US election using their internal tools (as well as its 'Insights for Search' tool, which compares search volume patterns for different regions and timeframes.) 'Looking at the most popular searches on Google News in October, the issues that stand out are the economy,' their official blog reported, adding, 'we continue to see many searches for terms like unemployment and foreclosures, as well as immigration and health care.' But one technology reporter also notes almost perfect correspondence between some candidate's predicted vote totals from FiveThirtyEight and their current search volume on Google, with only a small margin of error for other candidates. 'Oddly enough, the race with a clear link between web interest and expected voting is the unusual three-way contest [in Florida], where the breakdown between candidates should if anything be less clear-cut and predictable.' And Google adds that also they're seeing national interest in one California proposition — which would legalize marijuana."
Social Networks

Submission + - Scientists Find 'Liberal Gene'->

ROMRIX writes: So.. Liberalism is a socially transmitted disease?
According to scientists at UC San Diego and Harvard University, "ideology is affected not just by social factors, but also by a dopamine receptor gene called DRD4." That and how many friends you had during high school.
"It is the crucial interaction of two factors — the genetic predisposition and the environmental condition of having many friends in adolescence — that is associated with being more liberal,”

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