Technological Revolution

Scientists produce world's first test tube burger

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 15:39

LONDON, England - September 1, 2011 - It will cost £220,000 to produce and will probably have the slippery texture of squid or scallops. But scientists are salivating over the prospect of the world’s first test-tube burger, which could be less than a year away.

Sausages and other processed meat products could swiftly follow, although pork chops and sirloin steaks will be much more problematic.

Hole in time could doom universe

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 21:53

ITHACA, New York - August 30, 2011 - Whether a research team at the esteemed Cornell University falls into the insane category remains to be seen, but they may be skating along the edge of sanity - and perhaps playing a deadly form of quantum Russian roulette - with the entire universe at stake.

What has created this disconcerting state of affairs?

Certifiably brilliant scientist Mordechay (Moti) Fridman and his tenacious team of "time bandits" have succeeded in punching a hole in the fabric of time by compressing and decompressing it.

Scientists alter chicken DNA to create embryo with alligator-like snout

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 21:49

LONDON, England - August 19, 2011 - Scientists have embarked further down the road to genetic engineering than ever before, by altering chicken DNA to create embryos with alligator-like snouts instead of beaks.

Experts changed the DNA of chicken embryos in the early stage of their development, enabling them to give the creatures snouts, which are thought to have been lost in the cretaceous period millions of years ago.

Researchers develop bulletproof human skin made from spider silk and goat milk

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 16:08

LONDON, England - August 16, 2011 - It might look like a poorly drawn picture of an alien, but this is actually one of the most advanced types of skin ever made - that can even stop bullets.

Researchers genetically engineered goats to produce milk that is packed with the same protein as silk spiders.

Once this is milked it can be spun out and weaved into a material that is ten times stronger than steel.

The fabric can then be blended with human skin to make what the scientists hope will be tough enough to stop even a bullet.

Futuristic tattoos can monitor health and link you to the web

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 16:06

CHICAGO, Illinois – August 11, 2011 - You no longer have to look like a Star Trek Borg to wear skin-mounted electronics. A team of scientists and engineers at the University of Illinois has developed a “smart skin” that can be used to connect wearers to the cyber-world as easily as sticking on a temporary tattoo.

Fukushima lethal radiation levels imply hundreds of millions will die

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 15:59

TOKYO, Japan - August 5, 2011 - Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant radiation recordings of external gamma radiation have been so high this week they went off scale, said veteran nuclear expert Arnie Gunderson on Thursday after the famous physicist, Dr. Chris Busby, told the Japanese people that radioactive air contamination there is now 300 times that of Chernobyl and 1000 times the atomic bomb peak in 1963, implying that hundreds of millions of people are now dying from Fukushima radiation, including people in the United States.

The next generation of Tasers for cops to abuse

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 15:54

WASHINGTON - August 2, 2011 - If you’re in a position to be tasered, you’ve typically got one not very impressive advantage: the police officer or rent-a-cop trying to send 20,000 volts through your body has to be pretty close to you. But your advantage is about to disappear in a hail of electric shock cartridges.

Facial recognition identifies your social security number

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 15:50

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania - August 1, 2011 - A picture of your face is all it takes for Alessandro Acquisti at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to access a wealth of personal information. He and colleagues used PittPatt facial recognition software, which was developed at CMU and recently bought by Google, to match people with their Facebook profiles and gather names, birth dates and other demographics for one in three test subjects.

Bottle bombs being left in yards and mailboxes

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 16:33

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania - August 11, 2011 - Young people are putting Drano, pieces of aluminum foil and a little water in soda bottles and then capping the bottles. They leave the bottles on lawns or and in mailboxes. When you pick up the bottle, if its contents are shaken even just a little, then in about 30 seconds or less it explodes with enough force to remove some of your extremities. The liquid that comes out is boiling hot, too.

Solar storms increase as electric grid braces for impact

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 16:31

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - August 3, 2011 - Storms are brewing about 93 million miles away, and if one of them reaches Earth, it could knock out communications, scramble GPS, and leave thousands without power for weeks or even months.

The tempest is what's known as a solar storm, a flurry of charged particles that erupts from the sun. Under the right conditions, solar storms can create extra electrical currents in Earth's magnetosphere - the region around the planet controlled by our magnetic field.

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