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Hubble Kaleidoscope Finds Evidence Of Space Looking All Crazy

• August, 2008

BALTIMORE—Astronomers analyzing the first images captured by the new Hubble Space Kaleidoscope, which went online Tuesday, announced that they’ve acquired the first concrete evidence that the universe is in a constant state of total weirdness. “With their unprecedented resolution, the latest images from the new kaleidoscope reveal that space, once thought to be isotropic, is actually continuously expanding, unfolding, and rearranging in a series of freaky patterns,” said astronomer Douglas Stetler, head of the Space Kaleidoscope Science Institute in Baltimore. “It’s an exciting time for

Portal to mythical Mayan underworld found

• August, 2008

Archaeologists discovered maze of stone temples in underground caves Mexican archeologists have discovered a maze of stone temples in underground caves, some submerged in water and containing human bones, which ancient Mayans believed was a portal where dead souls entered the underworld. Tammara Thomsen via Reuters By Miguel Angel Gutierrez ET Aug. 14, 2008 MEXICO CITY – Mexican archeologists have discovered a maze of stone temples in underground caves, some submerged in water and containing human bones, which ancient Mayans believed was a portal where

Codex Designates GMOs as Contaminants in Food

• August, 2008

Codex Designates GMOs as Contaminants in Food The latest Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting held in Geneva recently concluded with some interesting outcomes. Some long simmering acrimony has begun to surface as the U.S. continues to force the biased agendas of Big Pharma, Big Chema, Big Agra and the like forward without considering the input of many other countries. Typically if the U.S. does not want a country’s input, the host country simply denies their official delegates visas to the meeting. Several countries have recently objected

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

• August, 2008

The largest particle accelerator in the world, the LHC of the European Center for Physics, will start in August , as being told by CERN in Geneva. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a circular tunnel 27 kilometers long at the height of Geneva and the Swiss-French border. In this tunnel particles are fired at nearly the speed of light that in turn come into conflict with each other. This collision creates a multitude of new particles. At full speed and thanks to more than

Bluetooth is watching: secret study gives Bath a flavour of Big Brother

• July, 2008

Tens of thousands of Britons are being covertly tracked without their consent in a technology experiment which has installed scanners at secret locations in offices, campuses, streets and pubs to pinpoint people’s whereabouts. The scanners, the first 10 of which were installed in Bath three years ago, are capturing Bluetooth radio signals transmitted from devices such as mobile phones, laptops and digital cameras, and using the data to follow unwitting targets without their permission. The data is being used in a project called Cityware to

The Pirate Bay Wants to Encrypt the Entire Internet

• July, 2008

The team behind the popular torrent site The Pirate Bay has started to work on a new encryption technology that could potentially protect all Internet traffic from prying eyes. The project, which is still in its initial stages, goes by the name “Transparent end-to-end encryption for the Internets,” or IPETEE for short. It tackles encryption not on the application level, but on the network level, the aim being that all data exchanged on your PC would be encrypted, regardless of its nature — be it