https://aishanorth.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/an-equinox-update/ By Aisha North Once again we are delighted to have the opportunity to commune with you in this manner. For we come with a message of joy, one that will be called out from the mountain tops, not just in your realms, but in ours as well. For now, the waters have parted and …
https://aishanorth.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/an-equinox-update/ By Aisha North Once again we are delighted to have the opportunity to commune with you in this manner. For we come with a message of joy, one that will be called out from the mountain tops, not just in your realms, but in ours as well. For now, the waters have parted and …Continue Reading Here
UFO Photographed over Ruta Sur Cerrito, Mexico. March 19, 2015, 12.30 pm approx. I finished my lunch after a morning of work and I had a few minutes to shoot pictures on the Ruta Sur Cerrito. I spotted this object clearly from the patio of my casa. I had taken about 150 pictures and I …Continue Reading Here
Derrick Broze will lay out the case for a synthesis of Spiritual teaching and Anarchist philosophy as an empowered path towards a more free, conscious world. We will first outline what exactly the “The Conscious Resistance” is, and then explain the concept of Explorative Agnosticism.
We will also examine the topics of animal consciousness and rights, collectivism vs individuality, conscious healing, Panarchy, meditation, Psychedelics, Consciousness, Agorism, Feminism, Gender Roles and much more.
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Derrick Broze hopes to bridge the gap between two worlds in an effort to help humanity understand freedom in a way that goes beyond the physical world. We also want to help those who are already spiritually inclined to consider what freedom means from a philosophical perspective. Listen to Hour 2
There have, of course, been claims through the centuries from those who say they were someone else in a past life, but such claims are easily dismissed as being motivated by profit or simply to garner attention. The fact is that there really is no way to prove that reincarnation is real. But before we …Continue Reading Here
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John McAfee, the Scottish-American computer programmer who founded McAfee, Inc., has recently come out on Infowars and revealed one of the biggest secrets yet! He shares not only his views about the infamous NSA spying but also how to stop them in their tracks. A must watch in our day and age! …Continue Reading Here
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Published on Mar 19, 2015 UFOTV® Accept no imitations. (Please vote thumbs-up!) Over six hours and with hundreds of illustrations, With over 6000 people in attendance, world famous conspiracy researcher and author David Icke reveals the truth about the illusion that is life in this “physical” reality and how this “world” is a provable illusion, …Continue Reading Here
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The word entheogenic means god facilitating. It’s this idea that tools and techniques of ecstasy can act as mediation catalysts for encounters with the numinous. It’s this notion that we are able to tweak our subjective experience to catalyze a shift in consciousness that leads us to a kind of god mode. The realization …Continue Reading Here
http://lisahavennews.net/2015/03/21/military-planning-a-surprise-visit-to-san-antonio-san-angelo-caldwell-and-many-others-why-the-answer-will-make-you-rethink-what-you-thought-you-already-knew/ by Lisa Haven Every once in a while you come across a government document that holds imperative and quite frankly frightening information. I have seen many in my life time but this one seems to stand out among the rest. It’s called REQUEST TO CONDUCT MILITARY TRAINING JADE HELM 15 and here is what …Continue Reading Here
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Published on Mar 21, 2015 Tune into The Kev Baker Show, Monday to Thursday on www.truthfrequencyradio.com/listen-live Join the facebook @ www.facebook.com/truthtube451Kev Baker Show Kev Baker has been on the front lines since 2009. Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, Kev was recently featured in VICE magazine as a front-line consultant and expert on activist groups in the …Continue Reading Here
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http://www.lifeadvancer.com/renewable-energy-finally-makes-sense-and-thats-why-its-a-threat by georgeqses Renewable Energies For some time now, we’ve had the technology to comfortably make the transition away from fossil fuel based energy. Unfortunately, it was not convenient economically. Solar panels and wind turbines were quite expensive and offered very few incentives to those brave enough to invest in this emerging market. Fortunately, thanks to renewable …Continue Reading Here
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I gave my child autism.
It wasn’t because of vaccines. It wasn’t because of tuna. It wasn’t because of formula. It wasn’t because of Tylenol, ultrasounds, antidepressants, Pitocin, tobacco, television, or pesticides.
How do I know? Because she wasn’t exposed to any of these things when she was first diagnosed with developmental delays.
Yet, I know it, from the bottom of my heart: I gave my child autism.
My first clue that I gave my child autism came when she was in the middle of an evaluation by a speech-language pathologist at two and a half years of age. The therapist had noted that her eye contact was poor, but acceptable for her age.
“Oh,” I explained, looking straight at my lap, “Well, that’s probably a learned behavior. We just don’t really ‘do’ eye contact in our little family. I’ve never been much of an eye contact type.”
The speech therapist bit her lip.
The same pattern was played out time and time again as we danced between physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, neurologists, psychologists, and teachers.
“No, she’s not potty-trained, but I still had accidents all the way into second grade. It just runs in the family.”
“Hyperlexia? Yeah, she’s a great reader. My family is full of early readers.”
“Picky eating is just something she got from me. I don’t like food much. And as a kid, I would completely flip out if someone tried to make me eat with a spoon or eat foods that had touched each other on my plate. No big deal.”
“Clumsiness runs in the family. I couldn’t ride my bike until I was eight, so the motor delays are just in her DNA, that’s all.”
“Oh, sure, she won’t wear her pants correctly, but that’s just another thing she got from me. You should have seen how I use to shriek if someone put a turtleneck on me!”
“Sure, she can’t dress herself. But I couldn’t dress myself at her age, either. I was almost eight before I could tie my own shoes. Fourteen before I could put my hair in a ponytail. No big deal.”
“The chewing on her hair and shirt collars—she probably learned that from me. I chew my shirt collars to shreds. It’s why my wife doesn’t let me borrow her clothes anymore.”
“Yeah, I know, but obsessive interests are just a thing we do in our family. You should hear the Pandora’s Box that opens when I’m given an opportunity to talk about the taxonomy of freshwater fish. We Russos are just passionate people.”
It was when I said this that I noticed the expression on the school psychologist’s face—the desperate attempt at a poker face, like someone trying to choose between choking on a laugh and spitting it all over the table.
“Maybe,” she said, pursing her lips carefully and jotting something down in her notebook, “You might want to consider getting yourself an evaluation. Most autistic people of your generation weren’t diagnosed, especially if they were verbal.”
Me? Autistic? Could I be?
In my own childhood, I certainly had some signs, but the symptoms I had were all explained away with one label or another. My avoidance of certain foods and clothes, and my extreme passion for things that interested me, were diagnosed as OCD. The nonsensical blur of numbers that appeared every time I saw a math test was diagnosed as dyscalcula. My strange patterns of learning were just assumed to be part of the developmental fingerprint of a gifted and eccentric child.
I am one of many people who, today, would likely be diagnosed with autism, although during the 1990s, the diagnosis was almost exclusively reserved for children who were nonverbal. Children like me were given other diagnoses. Sometimes they fit; sometimes they didn’t. But the pattern that set me apart from the norm was there– and was undoubtedly similar to my daughter’s.
In fact, the majority of scientists believe that there is no “autism epidemic” at all—that people with autism are no more common than they were 20, or 50, or 1,000 years ago. Autistic individuals have always been a part of human society. It just wasn’t until recently that the condition was correctly identified. It was even more recently, in 2013, that medical science finally acknowledged that Asperger’s syndrome and PDD-NOS are simply variations of autism, not distinct conditions. The science of autism changes constantly, and we quickly realize that many people with autism have been overlooked or misdiagnosed.
Consider these two studies, for example. One looked at the diagnoses of children in United States special education from 1984 to 2003. They found a huge increase in the number of cases of autism, and a corresponding decrease in diagnoses of mental r*tardation and other learning disabilities. Children with the exact same symptoms—little or no speech, sensory differences, difficulty with socializing, and learning challenges—were called “mentally r*traded” in 1983 and called “autistic” in 2003. The rate of one diagnosis went straight up while the rate of the other vanished to nearly zero, at the exact same rate. Likewise, many kids who in the 1990s who were diagnosed as obsessive-compulsive or ADD/ADHD would have been labeled as autistic today. The study’s authors concluded that there is no increase in the number autistic children, only the number of autistic children who are correctly diagnosed.
The other study directly compared this data, along with other studies about the incidence of autism diagnosis, with the incidence of the notorious MMR, or measles-mumps-rubella, vaccine. The conclusion: “There has (probably) been no real increase in the incidence of autism. There is no scientific evidence that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine or the mercury preservative used in some vaccines plays any part in the aetiology or triggering of autism, even in a subgroup of children with the condition.”
In other words: no, MMR doesn’t cause autism, ever, and autism probably isn’t on the rise anyway.
Autism is almost entirely genetic. The studies about the heritability of autism, particularly twin studies, have found that over 90% of the differences between autistic and non-autistic people are because of DNA alone. In about 20% of these cases, the genetic differences are linked to a specific, measurable chromosomal abnormality like fragile X or 22q11.2 deletion. The others are far more complex and harder to find, but still clearly inheritable, and appear to be just as genetic in origin as a child’s eye color and skin tone.
My youngest child is eight months old. He just learned to sit up a two weeks ago, much to the excitement of his 7-year-old sister, who proudly declared that, “Maybe he has gross motor delays, and just might be autistic like Big Sister!”
She leaned toward my chubby, black-eyed baby boy and cooed, “We’re all very special in this family. This family is full of brain problems and love.”
He grinned, leaned forward, and planted his big, toothy mouth against her cheek. He wrapped his little arms around her head and gave her his drooly “kiss” while they both giggled with absolute delight. Then he toppled over awkwardly and I scooped him into my arms.
This family is full of brain problems and love. Some of the brain problems are autism. Others look a lot like autism. Some of them—like my son’s– might not be autism at all, just normal variations of human development that follow unique, meandering patterns no more or less exceptional than the color of their eyes or the shape of their noses.
I made my children many things: olive-skinned, dark-eyed, black-haired. I made them affectionate and sensitive and cuddly. I also made them clumsy, awkward, and quirky. And in my daughter’s case, I also made her autistic.
But it wasn’t because of something I did wrong. It wasn’t because of her shots, or her environment, or my parenting. It was because of the little chains of carbon inside all of our bloodstreams, the chromosomes my kids inherited from me and only me. It was because we have a very special family, and it’s full of brain problems and love.
And it’s perfect, exactly the way it is.
This article is based on this personal anecdote, and collection of evidence, by Juniper Russo. Along with Maranda Dynda and Megan Sandlin, Juniper Russo helps run an evidence-based blog to combat people who still carry old biases and misunderstandings that she used to share.
|The Well-Read Anarchist podcast continues its exploration of the works of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon with a reading of his first major work, “What is Property?” published in 1840. Today we read Chapter Four of the book, “That Property is Impossible.”|
23rd March 2015 By Carolanne Wright Contributing Writer for Wake Up World It takes 714 pounds of coal to power a 100-watt light bulb for a year. Here’s how we can end the madness. In first world countries, we usually do not give much thought to our energy needs until it’s disrupted through the weather or another…
23rd March 2015 By Steve Taylor Ph.D Guest Writer for Wake Up World If there is one concept which has been under constant attack by psychologists and philosophers over the last few decades, it is the idea of ‘you’ – that you are a real entity or ‘self’. Many modern philosophers and scientists suggest that…
23rd March 2015 By Dr. Edward F. Group Guest Writer for Wake Up World Herbs are widely used by many people all over the world, mostly by those seeking alternatives or adjuncts to traditional pharmaceuticals. While no one herb will solve every health issue, scientific data exists to show specific chemicals within certain herbs have the…
23rd March 2014 By Jack Adam Weber L.Ac., Dipl. C.H. Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Is selfishness always a bad thing? Selfishness is a natural response to wanting to be happy. But if conditional happiness is all we know, then we might end up with too much selfishness at the expense of something more than…
ERIC DOLLARD’S GENERAL THEORY ON VERSOR ALGEBRA CLOSES THE GAP LEFT BY STEINMETZ’S TRANSFORMATION OF TESLA’S FOUR PHASE SYSTEM INTO TODAY’S THREE PHASE SYSTEM. FINALLY, SIMPLE MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS OF ANY NUMBER OF PHASE POWER SYSTEMS IS POSSIBLE!
Eric Dollard is an Electrical Engineer who is a “living legend” in the field of electrical research. He is considered by many to be the most knowledgeable expert alive today on the true nature of electricity. Author of the landmark mathematical papers Symbolic Representation of Alternating Electric Waves and Symbolic Representation of the Generalized Electric Wave, Eric shows how all electric phenomena can be mathematically measured and engineered WITHOUT using calculus or “Maxwell’s Equations.” Author of Condensed Intro to Tesla Transformers and Theory of Wireless Power, he is also the only person since Tesla’s death to successfully build a real Magnifying Transmitter. Eric Dollard’s presentation from last year’s conference is called Four Quadrant Representation of Electricity.
Eric Dollard, 22-3-2015:
“Charles Proteus Steinmetz’s original math model is a natural outgrowth of Nikola Tesla’s polyphase power systems. Tesla was the discoverer, but Steinmetz was the builder who first applied Versor Algebra to the analysis of alternating current power systems.
In my presentation and book FOUR QUADRANT REPRESENTATION OF ELECTRICITY,
my extension of Steinmetz’s work is presented in the most simple way possible using very simple analogies, pictures and diagrams. It was a very difficult task as the goal was to facilitate an understanding for the layman.
Versor Algebra as Applied to Polyphase Power Systems is the next logical step after Four Quandrant Representation of Electricity as it takes the reader into the mathematical journey of the mathematical model and theory that is necessary to realize the unique electrical waves that exist in polyphase power systems. These waves are actually beyond the original understanding of Tesla and Steinmetz with regard to polyphase power systems.
It is important to understand that this is all possible with simple 9th grade algebra. I take the reader through a step-by-step process from very basic algebra and logarythms into the more complex subject. The process involves very simple but numerous steps to guide the reader into the understanding of polyphase mathematics.
Through my own journey in writing this Versor Algebra book, I have been able to unify the polyphonic music of Bach and his contemporaries as this music follows the logic of sequence algebra perfectly.“
Read on for more details: Versor Algebra as Applied to Polyphase Power Systems
|(NaturalNews) A Minnesota man whom authorities kept in jail for three months has finally been released and cleared of charges that he possessed an illegal substance, amphetamine.Joseph Ray Burrell, 31, of Mankato — which is located about 90 minutes southeast of Minneapolis -…|
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Hospital superbug kills more people than measles; yet there’s little outcry against doctors abusing antibiotics
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|(NaturalNews) Statins are a deadly scam, and new research published in the journal Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology undoubtedly proves this. Using “statistical deception” to make statins appear safe and effective, the drug industry has deviously sold the United States and other…|
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Small local newspaper dares to report truth about vaccine-damaged children receiving financial compensation from the federal vaccine court
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The office will be closed on Monday 23rd March due to electrical work being carried out in the Hanley Swan area.
We will be open again on Tuesday 24th March at 10.00am until 4 pm.
Yes, it is official; Dean Clifford is currently no longer being physically detained at Brandon Correctional, MANITOBA, CANADA by officers, and/or agents and/or employees of HER MAJESTY.
In this first exclusive public video update since his recent release, Dean briefly discusses the realities of his forcible confinement spanning the last 1 1/2 years and touches on his short term goals.
“Thank you all very much for your support, well wishes and prayers. I deeply appreciate it. Yes, I am talking to you.” ~ Dean C. Clifford March 20, 2015
22nd March 2015 By Wes Annac Guest Writer for Wake Up World Chakras are literally the body’s etheric energy centers that bring through and interpret the creative energy of the higher realms, and we unknowingly use the energy that comes through them to create/sustain our reality and keep our bodies physically healthy. Keeping our chakras healthy…
It was not too long ago that people from France, Belgium, Germany, and other countries came to visit humans who were locked up in cages. In these zoos, humans were on exhibit in front of a large audience, locked in with animals at a local zoo.
Hundreds of thousands of people would visit these minorities who were on display like animals. The humans zoos were a large attraction, as 18 million came to visit the World Fair in 1889, held in Paris. Over four hundred Aboriginals and Africans were displayed in front of a large crowed of people, stripped down half-naked and thrown into cages.
Humans zoos were very popular in Europe during the late 1800s until the mid 1900s. North America was not to be outdone, though, as they also got into the human zoo game.
In the early 1900s, the Bronx Zoo had an exclusive exhibit with a Congolese female named Ota Benga. Benga was thrown into cages with other animals, forced to carry apes and even wrestled with an orangutang. When he wasn’t with the animals, he would weave twine and shoot things with a bow and arrow.
A Congolese pygmy named Ota Benga was on display at the Bronx Zoo in New York City in 1906. He was forced to carry around chimpanzees and other apes.
There was significant controversy from black clergymen about how Benga was treated as well as the rest of the Africans in the zoo. However, the New York Times reported at the time, “few expressed audible objection to the sight of a human being in a cage with monkeys as companions.”
Although people didn’t strongly oppose the human zoos in the 1900s, today, the public is flabbergasted that any person in their right mind could take part in such horrifying racism. A human exhibit was replicated in London with black actors who were chained up, which was shut down shortly after opening by anti-racism protestors.
Luckily, human zoos started to wear off in Europe after the Second World War. Ironically, Adolf Hitler was the one to ban them. The last human exhibition was held in Belgium circa 1958.
Unfortunately, human zoos are yet another uncomfortable example of the world’s flawed past of racism and what’s worse is they happen to be a part of our recent history. Racism has come a long way since the 1800s, but it still occurs today. These wildly flawed incidents of the past are horrific, but should not be forgotten. Along with paying homage to those who suffered, acknowledging these acute examples of racism in our past often reflects the issues of today that will undoubtably shock and appal generations to come.
A mother and her child are being displayed at a “Negro Village” in Germany. This exhibit was known to be very popular and was even visited by Otto von Bismarck.
Africans, Asians, and Indigenous people were often caged and displayed in a makeshift “natural habitat.” The human displays were very popular and were shown at world fairs from Paris to New York.
At the 1931 Paris World Fair, this exhibit was so successful that it drew 34 million visitors.
Pygmies were forced to dance during numerous world exhibitions to entertain visitors to the zoos.
Indigenous people are shown participating in archery in 1904 in St Louis at an event whites organized called the “Savage Olympics Exhibition.”
These women were recruited to work in a Paris zoo because of a genetic characteristic known as steatopygia – protuberant buttocks and elongated labia. Whites went to the zoo to stare at their curves.
Newly published guidelines from the World Health Organization recommend a reduction of sugar intake to below 10 percent of daily energy intake, in order to reduce tooth decay, and other diseases, particularly in children.
The report confirms that high sugar is related to increased decay in both fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas, and that while water fluoridation appears to delay tooth decay, it does not completely prevent it.
In their publication, Guideline: Sugars intake for adults and children. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2015
“Although exposure to fluoride reduces dental caries at a given age, and delays the onset of the cavitation process, it does not completely prevent dental caries, and dental caries still progresses in populations exposed to fluoride”
FIND has made consistent calls for the Health Department to fight tooth decay by focussing on reducing sugars in the diet and improving toothbrushing compliance in children. Such an approach has proved very effective overseas, but health authorities in New Zealand prefer to promote mass community fluoridation instead.
Robust reviews of the science suggest that in modern societies, water fluoridation is of negligible benefit, and there is no plausible evidence that it benefits adults, nor that it helps address social inequalities in oral health. On the other hand, recent research raises strong concern over damage to health, particularly in poorer communities.
The WHO report should be of interest to the Associate Minister of Health, Peter Dunne, who recently denied that sugar is the underlying cause of tooth decay, and who seems to believe water fluoridation is a magic bullet which will protect at risk people from tooth decay regardless how much sugar they consume in the way of fizzy drinks and fast food.
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Chinese villagers find rotting, dead animals dumped in river after noticing bad taste in drinking water
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Federal judges declare cops can arbitrarily arrest hundreds of people; citizens have no freedom of assembly
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21st March 2015 By Simon Vorster Contributing Writer for Wake Up World A final chapter in our evolutionary cosmic story is ending and humanity is standing at the brink of one on of the most important points in its collective history. Yesterday’s Equinox and New Moon in Pisces brought with it an incredibly powerful pattern of energy. It is truly…
Below find links to two segments for watching the demonstration for indefinite life extensions live Google Hangout broadcast on March 21, 2015. Spread them far and wide. Each segment is three hours. Watch a little bit, or the entirety of it.
People that have signed up to demonstrate via the polls on the event page will be entering through a separate link that we’ll be providing them. If you haven’t signed up in a poll, but still want to demonstrate, then let us know here: https://www.facebook.com/messages/197250433628807
We’ll bring you in if there is room.
If you have pictures or video of demonstration signs, or you or others giving statements in support of indefinite life extension, then post them at the event page and movement for indefinite life extension page on the 21st. We need these pictures – take them if you can.
Let’s generate as much action and show of support as possible. These kinds of actions are the way through which you’ll have the best chance to benefit from indefinite life extension in your lifetime.
Segment 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xoUsa3hK_Q
Segment 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2_9lA2XvhM
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[This deep and erudite presentation from futurist and biotechnologist Melanie Swan is well worth your time]
What kinds of ethics should nanorobotic cognitive aids have? Cognitive nanorobots, an analog to medical nanorobots, could have applications in cognitive enhancement and perceptual aid such as bias reduction, memory management (access, suppression), and personalized ethics optimization. It is important to consider what kinds of ethics modules may be appropriate for inclusion in cognitive nanorobots. A number of core philosophical questions arise such as the possibility and desirability of knowing a true and objective reality, and selecting different realities. The philosophy of Bergson and Deleuze is used to investigate and propose an ethics of perception.
And see also her slideshare presentation here.
Thanks to #futurehunt for the tip via http://kiteba.com/.
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In 2011, a third of all divorce proceedings in America contained
reference to Facebook. Just seven years after its launch, and
less than five after it became open to the public, social media and
the material it created had altered forever that most basic of
human relationships. Now so ubiquitous, it is sometimes hard to
remember that the world wide web is only 25-years-old —
a platform for information sharing and communicating that has
transformed our lives in ways our parents, and indeed many of us
growing up, could not have imagined.
By: Stella Creasy and Chi Onwurah,
Having taken over movies, television and
animation, comics have never been cooler. Now, WIRED.co.uk picks
out the best and worst of the week’s titles for your reading
This week, time travel goes wrong while the whole world watches
in Chrononauts #1, and America’s greatest superhero
is secretly a Russian spy in Red One #1.
By: Matt Kamen,
Data collected by the Wellcome Trust has been used by
researchers at Oxford University to create the first fine-scale
genetic map of the UK. As part of a study published
in Nature, the researchers discovered that there is
no single Celtic genetic group in the UK — and in fact people from
Celtic areas of the UK are among the most different to each other
The Celtic parts of the UK are defined as Scotland, Northern
Ireland, Wales and Cornwall. The dividing line that runs between
Cornwall and Devon showed that each county has its own genetic
group and that they are separated almost exactly by the county
By: Katie Collins,
Touch, says David Linden, is something we take for
granted. “It’s very hard to imagine it gone,” he tells WIRED.co.uk.
“You can imagine what it’s like to be blind or deaf, or have no
sense of smell, but there’s no way to turn off touch”.
Touch might not be an obvious starting point for
Linden, who is a professor of neuroscience at the John Hopkins
University, studying learning and memory. But according to the
professor, “the story of the neuroscience underlying touch has yet
to be told”. Pointing to the advances made in touch research over
the last 20 years, Linden tells us that his own interest in the
topic was sparked over lunch by colleagues working in the School
By: Emiko Jozuka,
|This week on the New World Next Week: Opposition rises to Canada’s terror bill; Obama admin slammed for secrecy; and Cisco does dead drops to avoid the NSA.|
We now know a lot more about GCHQ’s hacking operations
— and the details haven’t come from Edward Snowden. New
documents released by the government
and privacy advocates have given us the first official
glimpse of how GCHQ operates, with its hacking and encryption
weakening operations confirmed for the first time.
By: James Temperton,
Commercial spaceflight pioneer SpaceX has bowed to
public pressure to loosen its grip on images that it’s taken in
The company has released more than 100 photos under a Creative
Commons license, which permits others to use them for
non-commercial purposes and create derivative works, as long as
SpaceX is given attribution.
By: Duncan Geere,
Many Holidays, Many Names:
The word Ostara is just one of the names applied to the celebration of the spring equinox on March 21. The Venerable Bede said the origin of the word is actually from Eostre, a Germanic goddess of spring. Of course, it’s also the same time as the Christian Eastercelebration, and in the Jewish faith, Passover takes place as well. For early Pagans in the Germanic countries, this was a time to celebrate planting and the new crop season. Typically, the Celtic peoples did not celebrate Ostara as a holiday, although they were in tune with the changing of the seasons.
A New Day Begins:
A dynasty of Persian kings known as the Achaemenians celebrated the spring equinox with the festival of No Ruz — which means “new day.” It is a celebration of hope and renewal still observed today in many Persian countries, and has its roots in Zoroastrianism. In Iran, a festival called Chahar-Shanbeh Suri takes place right before No Ruz begins, and people purify their homes and leap over fires to welcome the 13-day celebration of No Ruz.
Mad as a March Hare:
Spring equinox is a time for fertility and sowing seeds, and so nature’s fertility goes a little crazy. In medieval societies in Europe, the March hare was viewed as a major fertility symbol — this is a species of rabbit that is nocturnal most of the year, but in March when mating season begins, there are bunnies everywhere all day long. The female of the species is superfecund and can conceive a second litter while still pregnant with a first. As if that wasn’t enough, the males tend to get frustrated when rebuffed by their mates, and bounce around erratically when discouraged.
The Legends of Mithras:
The story of the Roman god, Mithras, is similar to the tale of Jesus Christ and his resurrection. Born at thewinter solstice and resurrected in the spring, Mithras helped his followers ascend to the realm of light after death. In one legend, Mithras, who was popular amongst members of the Roman military, was ordered by the Sun to sacrifice a white bull. He reluctantly obeyed, but at the moment when his knife entered the creature’s body, a miracle took place. The bull turned into the moon, and Mithras’ cloak became the night sky. Where the bull’s blood fell flowers grew, and stalks of grain sprouted from its tail.
Spring Celebrations Around the World:
In ancient Rome, the followers of Cybele believed that their goddess had a consort who was born via a virgin birth. His name was Attis, and he died and was resurrected each year during the time of the vernal equinox on the Julian Calendar (between March 22 and March 25). Around the same time, the Germanic tribes honored a lunar goddess known as Ostara, who mated with a fertility god around this time of year, and then gave birth nine months later – at Yule.
The indigenous Mayan people in Central American have celebrated a spring equinox festival for ten centuries. As the sun sets on the day of the equinox on the great ceremonial pyramid, El Castillo, Mexico, its “western face…is bathed in the late afternoon sunlight. The lengthening shadows appear to run from the top of the pyramid’s northern staircase to the bottom, giving the illusion of a diamond-backed snake in descent.” This has been called “The Return of the Sun Serpent” since ancient times.
According to the Venerable Bede, Eostre was the Saxon version of the Germanic goddess Ostara. Her feast day was held on the full moon following the vernal equinox — almost the identical calculation as for the Christian Easter in the west. There is very little documented evidence to prove this, but one popular legend is that Eostre found a bird, wounded, on the ground late in winter. To save its life, she transformed it into a hare. But “the transformation was not a complete one. The bird took the appearance of a hare but retained the ability to lay eggs…the hare would decorate these eggs and leave them as gifts to Eostre.”
This is a good time of year to start your seedlings. If you grow an herb garden, start getting the soil ready for late spring plantings. Celebrate the balance of light and dark as the sun begins to tip the scales, and the return of new growth is near.
Many modern Pagans celebrate Ostara as a time of renewal and rebirth. Take some time to celebrate the new life that surrounds you in nature — walk in park, lay in the grass, hike through a forest. As you do so, observe all the new things beginning around you — plants, flowers, insects, birds. Meditate upon the ever-moving Wheel of the Year, and celebrate the change of seasons.
Originally posted in http://paganwiccan.about.com
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An upcoming exhibition at the Tate Britain will let visitors
experiment with how their senses change the way they interact with
Tate Sensorium is the creation of Flying Object, a creative
agency based in London, who proposed using technology to create
sensory experiences relating to specific works of art. The proposal
was chosen from a shortlist of four entries in the IK Prize — an
annual competition that celebrates digital creativity.
By: Duncan Geere,
21st March 2015 By Dr. Michelle Kmiec Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Is Sugar Falsely Getting A Bad Rap? Sugar, as most people think of sugar, is actually a very different product than sugar in the raw. Many people wouldn’t even recognize raw sugar if they came across it in the wild. It looks a…
Google Glass may currently be on hiatus, but wearable tech
for your face — whether virtual or augmented reality — isn’t
going away any time soon. One of the best use cases so far is
sports, particularly those in which people already wear glasses or
goggles for safety. Israeli startup RideOn wants to apply
augmented reality to snowsports, with its augmented reality snow
While a small number of companies have already released
connected goggles — notably the Oakley Airwave and Zeal
Optics Z3, which give users heads up displays — RideOn claims to
be the first to have developed a true AR headset. Among its
features: the ability to generate virtual slalom runs on the snow,
or project directions on the piste as you carve.
By: Oliver Franklin,
Almost any farmer or consumer could agree on the following ideals for our agricultural system:
“Farming in ways that are best for us, best for the environment, and best for providing an adequate food supply.”
I believe that these are the goals and ideals of organic customers and organic farmers, and I share them. If organic could deliver on these “triple best” goals, I would be among its strongest supporters, but I don’t believe that it can. The organic rules are based on the assumption that “natural” is always best. That assumption originated in a pre-scientific era, and it does not hold up to what we have learned over the last century. The “natural” definition is great for marketing purposes, but often not the optimal criterion to guide farming practices.
Original contribution of ‘Organic Movement’
The important contribution of organic early in the last century was its focus on improving soil health/quality. The pioneers of the organic movement worked out certain farming methods using “natural fertilizers” to mitigate the nutrient-depleting and soil-degrading effects of the plow-intensive farming of the late 19th and early 20th century. The organic focus on natural also meant that it eschewed some of the early pesticides, which were later found to be problematic for health and the environment. For a period of time, organic may have been, in fact, the best farming option for us and for the environment.
Since then we have learned more and more about environmental systems, genetics, microbiology and human health. Based on that, increasingly rigorous regulatory processes were put in place and farming practices have changed dramatically. Sometimes organic growers were in the lead in making those changes. But increasingly, the “natural” constraints of organic are making it difficult or even impossible for organic farmers to implement what we now know to be best for us, best for the environment, or best for the food supply. I’d like to describe six specific examples of those limitations.
1. Nitrogen fertilization
One of the greatest challenges of farming is providing a growing crop with the necessary mineral nutrients when it needs them. When nutrients are free in the soil and not being actively absorbed by the growing crop, they have the potential to move into groundwater, or to wash off into surface water. If they do, they can become health issues and/or foster algal blooms that cause “dead zones” in bodies of water. Excess nitrogen in soils can lead to the generation of the potent greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide. There are specific conditions under which natural fertilizers like manures or compost can reduce these problems, but there are also conditions under which the uncontrolled, nutrient release pattern from natural fertilizers can be quite problematic.
Depending on how and when they are delivered, “synthetic” fertilizers can be deployed in ways that do a better job of providing the crop’s need without as much risk of these forms of pollution. For example, drip irrigation systems are very efficient ways to deliver fertilizers but cannot be used for most forms of organic fertilizers. Triple-best farming requires the ability to use both natural and synthetic fertilizers in the right settings and with the right delivery methods. There is even the possibility of making synthetic nitrogen using renewable energy.
2. Low risk pesticide use
What makes a pesticide safe for us or for the environment is not related to whether it is “natural.” Some of the most toxic chemicals known are produced in nature. The reason that the American consumer can have confidence in the safety of crop pesticide use is that the EPA demands a great deal of data for its multi-dimensional risk assessment for any chemical, natural or not, that is going to be used for pest control. These tests involve multiple dimensions of human toxicity as well as
assessments of environmental fate and environmental impact. Some, but not all “natural products” meet those standards. Some, but not all, synthetic products meet those standards.
The details of how synthetic or natural pesticides can be used are then dictated in “label requirements” specific to the properties of that chemical (e.g. how long before the crop is harvested, what worker protection standards are needed, what considerations are needed relative to sensitive environmental settings…). It is this regulatory process, not naturalness, which ensures environmental safety and residue levels that are safe even by very conservative standards. In many cases the “synthetic” options are the very best choice among the approved options.
3. Fully integrated pest control
Organic farmers have been early adopters of many pest control options other than classical, chemical pesticides (genetic resistance, biological controls, crop rotations, natural pest enemies, and pheromone-confusion…), but at least since the 1970s, this has also been a growing component in “conventional agriculture” called Integrated Pest Management(IPM). In many crop systems, modern synthetic pesticides are one important component in these mixed approaches.
For example, there is a problem in the current, California spinach crop, which has around 50% organic production. There is a disease of that crop called downy mildew and it is transmitted from season to season via survival in the seed. Through conventional breeding, it has been possible to develop spinach that is resistant to that fungus. The conventional growers also use a relatively benign synthetic fungicide as a seed treatment against the disease – thus they are using an integrated program of genetics and a fungicide.
For the organic production, the seed treatment is not allowed. Without the multiple control strategy, the fungus has rapidly mutated to get around the genetic resistance, and six good sources of resistance have been lost within a few years. Each time, the newly virulent strains have emerged first in the organic fields. This gap in the IPM program is now putting the entire California spinach industry at risk. There are similarly precarious situations in other crops.
It takes a lot of money to do the testing needed to commercially develop and insure the safety of any new agricultural pesticide – more than $200MM. That level of spending is appropriate to meet our modern safety standards, but it means that the commercial development of any new synthetic pesticide can only be justified for a very large market within the agricultural realm. For problems that only affect a small part of the food supply, it is not possible to justify the investment in a new option. Fortunately, the EPA has a special, lower cost registration process for low toxicity chemicals that already occur within the food supply.
A good example of this is a new product for preventing sprouting in stored potatoes. The compound
3-decen-2-one already occurs in at low levels in potatoes as well as in mushrooms, tuna fish, yogurt and soy. An identical, synthetic version of the chemical can now be used with stored potatoes and it is a better, safer option than the old sprout inhibitor, CIPC. Because of a purist interpretation of the organic rules, the new sprout inhibitor cannot be used for organic potatoes. Instead they are treated repeatedly with clove oil – a more costly and less effective option with no other “triple best” advantages.
5. Soil building
Starting in 1960, farmers have been working out farming systems that do not require physical tillage of the soil. When these are combined with the use of cover crops and GPS guided equipment use, it
is possible to raise the important row crops (wheat, barley, canola, soybeans, corn, cotton…) in no-till or minimum-tillage systems that improve soil health and quality. It is also an important “best” system to prevent soil erosion, reduce water pollution risk, and sequester carbon to mitigate climate risk.
This system is much more like the way soils are built in natural prairie habitats and is not dependent on outside inputs of organic matter as is the case in the typical organic systems. In order for these new options to be pursued efficiently on a large scale, herbicides are necessary as are controls for certain pests which are favored in a non-tillage system. Organic growers don’t have many of the practical tools to manage these issues, and so they are ironically unable to fully or cost-effectively pursue these best, reduced tillage protocols.
6. Genetic improvements
Genetic modification of crop plants has always been an important means of making farming better able to meet our food supply goals. In recent history it has become possible to make more precise genetic modifications using the tools of genetic engineering – tools which were in fact drawn from nature. For example, restriction endonuclease enzymes occur naturally and cut DNA at specific target sites, and the Ti plasmid of Agrobacterium which inserts DNA into chromosomes of plants.
In the last few years, even more precise and efficient tools for genetic modification have been discovered within a group of ancient microbes we call the Archaea (e.g. the CRISPR-Cas9system). As deployed within the unprecedented and rigorous regulatory framework for “GMO Crops”, these tools have become an important means through which triple-best crop improvements can be made. In her book “Tomorrow’s Table,” UC Davis molecular biologist Pamela Ronald has made an articulate argument for why these tools should be embraced for organic farming. But such suggestions are not even considered by the fierce defenders of the organic rules. Even when genetic engineering is used to transfer something like a gene from wild potatoes into commercially relevant potatoes, the resulting triple-best crop will not be available to organic farmers (as in the case of the new, Innate 2 potato from Simplot)
Missed opportunity for organic proponents to embrace best practices
There was a window of opportunity in 1990 when the organic rules could have been updated to use science-based criteria rather than the restrictive obligation of natural. In that year, the US Congress tasked the USDA with formulating a national organic standard, and that research-oriented agency was inclined to bring modern knowledge into their rule-making process. Such an approach was vigorously opposed by key elements of the existing organic advocacy community. When the national standard emerged in final form in 2000, at had only enshrined the “natural requirement” which continues to limit the ability of farmers to pursue many triple-best strategies such as those I’ve described above.
Unfortunately, some of those who market organic products, and some who advocate for organic, continue to make unsupportable claims that organic is best for us and for the environment. Many consumers accept these claims and believe that they are doing the right thing by paying the premium prices for organic items. If we really had a food supply that was only safe and responsible for those able and willing to pay higher prices, that would represent a huge failing of public policy. Fortunately, that is not the case. Consumers and farmers with high ideals for the food supply can support farming in the ever-innovative mainstream system as it continues to find ways to farm that are best for us, best for the environment.
You are welcome to comment here and/or to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article appeared first in a slightly altered form at Applied Mythology, here.
Steve Savage is an agricultural scientist (plant pathology) who has worked for Colorado State University, DuPont (fungicide development), Mycogen (biocontrol development), and for the past 13 years as an independent consultant. His blogging website is Applied Mythology. You can follow him on Twitter @grapedoc
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Almost ten percent of Europe’s nearly 2,000 bee species are
threatened with extinction, according to the latest report by the
International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
The European Red List of Bees includes information on all 1,965
wild bee species in Europe, including their status, distribution,
population trends and threats. The latest edition has just been
published, and it classes 9.2 percent as threatened with
extinction, with a further 5.2 percent considered likely to be
threatened in the future. Twenty five percent of bumblebee species
By: Duncan Geere,
Mark Millar may not have been able to name names about
the Chrononauts movie when we interviewed
him recently, but now film studio Universal has announced its plans
for the upcoming adaptation.
Chris Morgan, writer of the last five Fast and
Furious movies, will produce the film for the studio,
while Millar and series artist Sean Murphy will oversee the film as
executive producers. Millar has executed such control over most of
his movies, so it’s no surprise to see him maintaining input
By: Matt Kamen,
Marcus Tullius Cicero is famous for saying essentially: “More laws equals less justice.” The fact is that irrational legislators are a sign of a failing society, be these unsound laws on Saudi or American soil. The upside to irrational laws is that they can be hilarious… when you’re not directly affected by them.
The backwardness can even take the form of obtuse things (like sex with animals) being legal. Perversions of justice can work in both directions.
1. It is illegal to grow a garden in your front yard
In cities like Ferguson (MO), Des Moines (Iowa), Tulsa (OK), and Orlando (FL) it is illegal to grow produce in your front lawn. But, how can your front yard be your private property if you are not even allowed to grow what you want there?
2. It is legal to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity in 29+ states
Right now, in 29 of 50 US states, you could technically be fired for being everything between heteronormative and transhomo and face no recourse. Although the law is interpreted as threatening homosexuals and transgender people, it could technically be abused to fire pretty much anyone from pretty much any job. If we aren’t all protected from discrimination, aren’t we all at risk?
3. You can fire a missile in South Caroline if you get permission from the Department of Commerce
Seriously: you can fire off a missile in South Caroline as long as you first ask permission from the Department of Commerce. Why the DOC is deciding who gets to fire off missiles is a good question in itself…
4. There are several states in the US where it is technically legal to have sex with animals
It isn’t exactly “legal” in these places, but simple “undesignated” or “undeclared.” In most states, it is either a felony or a misdemeanor to have sex with a cow, sheep, or other animal, but in states like Utah: it doesn’t appear to bother them.
5. In Florida, you may not live with your sexual partner unless you are married
Hundreds of people have been thrown into jail for this in the last decade. Their crime? Simply living under the same roof as their romantic partner, but not deciding to get married. I am not alone in thinking that the decision to get married, or not, rests with the people and not the state: there are people working to overthrow this law right now.
6. It is illegal for children to hold hands in Tennessee
Tennessee is leading the way not just with its backwards abstinence based sexual education programs (which have been shown to not work, and provide insufficient information to allow teenagers to make intelligent choices regarding sex), but also in its restrictive laws for kids. In Tennessee, it is illegal for kids to hold hands in school (officially, this is “gateway sexual activity”), fearing that it will lead to pregnancy.
7. It appears to be illegal to slurp soup in New Jersey
That seems odd, doesn’t it? Apparently, it is illegal to slurp soup too loudly in New Jersey, resulting in a fine if a nearby officer of the law is having a bad day.
8. Marijuana is illegal, prohibited as a Class I substance, in most US states
This is one of the most irrational laws still around on a national level. Despite the fact that cannabis is shown, recreationally, to be far less dangerous than either alcohol or nicotine: it remains illegal in the majority of the United States. Not only does this hamper both the use of hemp for industrial purposes, but it also blocks cannabis for being used in cancer research.
9. It is illegal to give the homeless food in over 21 cities
The United States publically describes itself as a “Christian nation.” Ironically, it is also illegal to give food to the needy in over 20 cities. How can you simultaneously claim to belong to a religion based on generosity, forgiveness, and kindness, and then demand that those with close to nothing should be forced to starve?
10. It seems to be illegal to talk in an elevator in New York
In an effort to “reduce harassment,” New York put a law in its books that forbids citizens from talking to strangers in an elevator. Why someone, sometime, thought this was a necessary or appropriate law is, despite the explanation, beyond me.
Disney’s Big Hero 6 has taken the world by
storm. Centred on genius teenager Hiro, his robot carer Baymax, and
a group of engineering student friends who become unlikely
superheroes, it’s exploded from a niche Marvel comic to
an Oscar-winning hit.
WIRED.co.uk speaks with the movie’s head of animation Zach
Parrish on the challenges of putting the film together, the
evolving and maturing world of feature animation, and how audiences
fell in love with a marshmallow robot.
By: Matt Kamen,
|On this week’s edition of Financial Survival, James and Alfred discuss Fukushima, the Israeli election, and ISIS and the phoney war on terror. They also talk about the search for truth, dissemination of information, and importance of community in the era of the internet.|
Virgin is working on electric cars and could one day
take on Tesla, according to company founder Richard Branson.
Speaking at a racing event in Miami, Branson said Virgin had “teams
of people” working on electric cars but refused to be drawn on
The company’s Virgin Racing team already competes in
the all-electric Formula E championship, a high-speed,
battery-powered spinoff of Formula 1. Branson has now hinted that
Virgin’s involvement could lead to the company selling its own
By: James Temperton,
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Ã¢â¬ËAnti-austerity, anti-bank Ã¢â¬ËBlockupyÃ¢â¬â¢ protests have rocked Germany as the ECBÃ¢â¬â¢s (European Central Bank) new headquarters was scheduled to begin operations.
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Brampton #WhiteGenocide Flyers: Criticize Immigration and the Cops Open a Ã¢â¬ÅHateÃ¢â¬Â Investigation
On Saturday, March 14, a number of immigration reformers leafleted several neighbourhoods in Brampton. The leaflet shown here called attention to the ethnic cleansing of Europeans. Brampton was first incorporated in 1853 and throughout almost its entire history, Brampton homed a 99 percent European majority. Even as late as 1996, Brampton’s European population stood at 70.1 percent. But soon…
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After several years of consumer complaints, Microsoft Windows 10 has been getting a lot of attention as of late for many upgrades slated for their new version of the popular operating system.
However, it appears that one feature being added to supposedly consumer-friendly applications is a suite of biometrics called Windows Hello and Windows Passport.
It’s all a part of the move …
Today’s agriculture has transformed into a high-tech enterprise that most 20th-century farmers might barely recognize.
After all, it was only around 100 years ago that farming in the US transitioned from animal power to combustion engines. Over the past 20 years the global positioning system (GPS), electronic sensors and other new tools have moved farming even further into a technological wonderland.
Beyond the now de rigeur air conditioning and stereo system, a modern large tractor’s enclosed cabin includes computer displays indicating machine performance, field position and operating characteristics of attached machinery like seed planters.
And as amazing as today’s technologies are, they’re just the beginning. Self-driving machinery and flying robots able to automatically survey and treat crops will become commonplace on farms that practice what’s come to be called precision agriculture.
The ultimate purpose of all this high-tech gadgetry is optimization, from both an economic and an environmental standpoint. We only want to apply the optimal amount of any input (water, fertilizer, pesticide, fuel, labor) when and where it’s needed to efficiently produce high crop yields.
Global positioning gives hyperlocal info
GPS provides accurate location information at any point on or near the earth’s surface by calculating your distance from at least three orbiting satellites at once. So farming machines with GPS receivers are able to recognize their position within a farm field and adjust operation to maximize productivity or efficiency at that location.
Take the example of soil fertility. The farmer uses a GPS receiver to locate preselected field positions to collect soil samples. Then a lab analyzes the samples, and creates a fertility map in a geographic information system. That’s essentially a computer database program adept at dealing with geographic data and mapping. Using the map, a farmer can then prescribe the amount of fertilizer for each field location that was sampled. Variable-rate technology (VRT) fertilizer applicators dispense just exactly the amount required across the field. This process is an example of what’s come to be known as precision agriculture.
Info, analysis, tools
Precision agriculture requires three things to be successful. It needs site-specific information, which the soil-fertility map satisfies. It requires the ability to understand and make decisions based on that site-specific information. Decision-making is often aided by computer models that mathematically and statistically analyze relationships between variables like soil fertility and the yield of the crop.
Finally, the farmer must have the physical tools to apply the management decisions. In the example, the GPS-enabled VRT fertilizer applicator serves this purpose by automatically adjusting its rate as appropriate for each field position. Other examples of precision agriculture involve varying the rate of planting seeds in the field according to soil type and using sensors to identify the presence of weeds, diseases, or insects so that pesticides can be applied only where needed.
Site-specific information goes far beyond maps of soil conditions and yield to include even satellite pictures that can indicate crop health across the field. Such remotely sensed images are also commonly collected from aircraft. Now unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) can collect highly detailed images of crop and field characteristics. These images, whether analyzed visually or by computer, show differences in the amount of reflected light that can then be related to plant health or soil type, for example. Clear crop-health differences in images – diseased areas appear much darker in this case – have been used to delineate the presence of cotton root rot, a devastating and persistent soilborne fungal disease. Once disease extent is identified in a field, future treatments can be applied only where the disease exists. Advantages of UAVs include relatively low cost per flight and high image detail, but the legal framework for their use in agriculture remains under development.
Automatic guidance, whereby a GPS-based system steers the tractor in a much more precise pattern than the driver is capable of is a tremendous success story. Safety concerns currently limit completely driverless capability to smaller machines. Fully autonomous or robotic field machines have begun to be employed in small-scale high profit-margin agriculture such as wine grapes, nursery plants and some fruits and vegetables.
Autonomous machines can replace people performing tedious tasks, such as hand-harvesting vegetables. They use sensor technologies, including machine vision that can detect things like location and size of stalks and leaves to inform their mechanical processes. Japan is a trend leader in this area. Typically, agriculture is performed on smaller fields and plots there, and the country is an innovator in robotics. But autonomous machines are becoming more evident in the US, particularly in California where much of the country’s specialty crops are grown.
The development of flying robots gives rise to the possibility that most field-crop scouting currently done by humans could be replaced by UAVs with machine vision and hand-like grippers. Many scouting tasks, such as for insect pests, require someone to walk to distant locations in a field, grasp plant leaves on representative plants and turn them over to see the presence or absence of insects. Researchers are developing technologies to enable such flying robots to do this without human involvement.
Breeding + sensors + robots
High-throughput plant phenotyping (HTPP) is an up-and-coming precision agriculture technology at the intersection of genetics, sensors and robotics. It is used to develop new varieties or “lines” of a crop to improve characteristics such as nutritive content and drought and pest tolerance. HTPP employs multiple sensors to measure important physical characteristics of plants, such as height; leaf number, size, shape, angle, color, wilting; stalk thickness; number of fruiting positions. These are examples of phenotypic traits, the physical expression of what a plant’s genes code for. Scientists can compare these measurements to already-known genetic markers for a particular plant variety.
The sensor combinations can very quickly measure phenotypic traits on thousands of plants on a regular basis, enabling breeders and geneticists to decide which varieties to include or exclude in further testing, tremendously speeding up further research to improve crops.
Agricultural production has come so far in even the past couple decades that it’s hard to imagine what it will look like in a few more. But the pace of high-tech innovations in agriculture is only increasing. Don’t be surprised if, 10 years from now, you drive down a rural highway and see a very small helicopter flying over a field, stopping to descend into the crop, use robotic grippers to manipulate leaves, cameras and machine vision to look for insects, and then rise back above the crop canopy and head toward its next scouting location. All with nary a human being in sight.
Sweden’s central bank took its key interest rate further into negative territory Wednesday in a surprise move aimed at supporting a return to inflation.
“The executive board of the Riksbank assesses that an even more expansionary monetary policy is needed to support the upturn in inflation and ensure that long-term inflation expectations are in line with the inflation target,” the bank …
Telomere Testing For Everyone!
- Overall longevity and health
- Cancer risk
- Lifestyle choices
Longer telomeres (the protective caps of chromosomes which shorten over the course of a lifetime) are a sign of overall good health. Because telomere length has been proven to be strongly correlated to measures of overall health, it is now possible to use telomere length as a metric of good health.
That is why Titanovo has developed the first telomere testing kit which will be saliva based, direct-to-consumer, quick, and affordable. Titanovo believes that Big Data in the area of telomere length will say a lot about the health of society, and even give insight as to what lifestyles are healthy on a cellular level and which are not.
Your donation matters
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If Titanovo meets their stretch goals, they will be able to provide three additional pieces of information which are correlated with longevity. Those are variations and copies of APOE APOE: (2/2, 2/3, 3/3, 3/4, 4/2, 4/4), APOC3(A/A, A/C, C/C), ACE (I/I, I/D, D/D) genes. Those (especially APOE) have been shown to have strong correlation with health, longevity and lifespan in humans.Comparison of this data with telomere length we will make an important step further into understanding of influence of inherited factors vs environmental(lifestyle) factors on telomere length.
Titanovo’s approach differs from the traditional buccal cell-based quantitative PCR method and specially-crafted primers used, we require only a small amount of DNA to successfully measure telomeres. This solves a key problem that past attempts to commercialize telomere testing kits have faced: an insufficient sample. Titanovo reports that a typical swab of saliva provides 20 times more DNA than is required for their method.
Oleksandr Savsunenko (Ph.D.), Founder
Dr. Savsunenko has a long history of working between industry and academia, with his primary interest being in projects around developing technologies. For Titanovo, Dr. Savsunenko is dedicated to realizing the potential of big data in the medical sciences.
Corey McCarren, Founder
Corey McCarren specializes in public relations and communications, and has worked on business development for a variety of projects in the high-tech field, including Titanovo. Internally, Corey’s focus is on developing scalable business processes, while earning high-quality media attention and developing business relationships and opportunities.
Alex Koliada, Head Scientist
Alex Koliada is a key researcher at the Gerontology Institute in Kiev and is largely resonsible for the development of the telomere test used by Titanovo. He is the Head Scientist at Titanovo and is responsible for managing the laboratory and improving laboratory processe
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Last night marked the world premiere of the latest season of
Game of Thrones at the Tower of London — an apt venue for such an
epic event. We’re still weeks away from the show hitting TV screens
again, but WIRED.co.uk was in attendance and got an early look at
what to expect from the saga as it enters its fifth season.
Episode one is not the flurry of action and drama you might be
hoping for as a Thrones fans, deprived of new material for many
months now. The episode opens with a flashback to Cersei’s
childhood — yes, she was just as evil way back when — following
which a series of private conversations provides key characters the
opportunity to reflect on the events of the previous season. After
being plunged back into Westeros via King’s Landing, the audience
is taken on a whistlestop tour of the Seven Kingdoms.
By: Katie Collins,
It’s not easy creating a media empire — just
ask comic and movie maven Mark Millar. Since
WIRED.co.uk last spoke with the writer and producer, when he
launched his 2012 criminals-on-tour
series Supercrooks, he’s overseen the sequel
to Kick-Ass, the live-action Kingsman,
launched six comic series, and had two babies.
Formerly a mainstay at Marvel, in recent years Millar has
focussed on creator owned work published under his ‘Millarworld’
umbrella. His latest is Chrononauts, a series
following rogue time travellers, with art by Sean Murphy. We
catch up with the writer to discuss the comic — with an
exclusive first look at the second issue’s art — the changing
state of the publishing business, and his overlapping roles in both
the comics and movie industries.
By: Matt Kamen,
Perhaps the biggest core mistake you’ll make along your path of conscious growth is subscribing to the belief that you live in a world of objects.
Announced at the Baselworld watch show in Switzerland, the
smartwatch will be the first wearable device to be created jointly
by experts in hardware, software and luxury watch making.
By: Katie Collins,
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UFO Photographed over Ruta Sur Cerrito, Mexico. March 19, 2015, 12.30 pm approx. I finished my lunch after a morning of work and I had a few minutes to shoot pictures on the Ruta Sur Cerrito. I spotted this object clearly from the patio of my casa. I had taken about 150 pictures and I …
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Derrick Broze will lay out the case for a synthesis of Spiritual teaching and Anarchist philosophy as an empowered path towards a more free, conscious world. We will first outline what exactly the “The Conscious Resistance” is, and then explain the concept of Explorative Agnosticism. We will also examine the topics of animal consciousness and …
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There have, of course, been claims through the centuries from those who say they were someone else in a past life, but such claims are easily dismissed as being motivated by profit or simply to garner attention. The fact is that there really is no way to prove that reincarnation is real. But before we …
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John McAfee, the Scottish-American computer programmer who founded McAfee, Inc., has recently come out on Infowars and revealed one of the biggest secrets yet! He shares not only his views about the infamous NSA spying but also how to stop them in their tracks. A must watch in our day and age! …
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Published on Mar 19, 2015 UFOTV® Accept no imitations. (Please vote thumbs-up!) Over six hours and with hundreds of illustrations, With over 6000 people in attendance, world famous conspiracy researcher and author David Icke reveals the truth about the illusion that is life in this “physical” reality and how this “world” is a provable illusion, …
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The word entheogenic means god facilitating. It’s this idea that tools and techniques of ecstasy can act as mediation catalysts for encounters with the numinous. It’s this notion that we are able to tweak our subjective experience to catalyze a shift in consciousness that leads us to a kind of god mode. The realization …
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http://lisahavennews.net/2015/03/21/military-planning-a-surprise-visit-to-san-antonio-san-angelo-caldwell-and-many-others-why-the-answer-will-make-you-rethink-what-you-thought-you-already-knew/ by Lisa Haven Every once in a while you come across a government document that holds imperative and quite frankly frightening information. I have seen many in my life time but this one seems to stand out among the rest. It’s called REQUEST TO CONDUCT MILITARY TRAINING JADE HELM 15 and here is what …
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Published on Mar 21, 2015 Tune into The Kev Baker Show, Monday to Thursday on www.truthfrequencyradio.com/listen-live Join the facebook @ www.facebook.com/truthtube451Kev Baker Show Kev Baker has been on the front lines since 2009. Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, Kev was recently featured in VICE magazine as a front-line consultant and expert on activist groups in the …
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http://www.lifeadvancer.com/renewable-energy-finally-makes-sense-and-thats-why-its-a-threat by georgeqses Renewable Energies For some time now, we’ve had the technology to comfortably make the transition away from fossil fuel based energy. Unfortunately, it was not convenient economically. Solar panels and wind turbines were quite expensive and offered very few incentives to those brave enough to invest in this emerging market. Fortunately, thanks to renewable …
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