Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Eye of the Sun .::. Picture

• October, 2010

Eye of the Sun: Telescope captures most detailed image ever of a sunspot that is bigger than Earth Like the centre of a flower or a mysterious eye, this is the most detailed image of a sunspot ever captured using visible light. The stunning picture was taken using the Big Bear Telescope in California and is the best photo of a huge sunspot that is around 8,000 miles in diameter. At the centre of the sunspot the temperature is around 3,600C, while the surrounding regions

Full-Body Scan Technology In Street-Roving Vans

• October, 2010

As the privacy controversy around full-body security scans begins to simmer, it’s worth noting that courthouses and airport security checkpoints aren’t the only places where backscatter x-ray vision is being deployed. The same technology, capable of seeing through clothes and walls, has also been rolling out on U.S. streets. American Science & Engineering, a company based in Billerica, Massachusetts, has sold U.S. and foreign government agencies more than 500 backscatter x-ray scanners mounted in vans that can be driven past neighboring vehicles to see their

Hubble Spots Ghostly Space Spiral

• September, 2010

When I first saw this ghostly Hubble Space Telescope image, I assumed that faint blurry spiral was a lens flare or some other photographic anomaly. But on closer inspection, the details started to present themselves. As imaged by the space telescope’s sensitive Advanced Camera for Surveys, this striking pattern is formed by material being ejected from a dying star. But this isn’t a lone star; there’s a second star — a binary partner — orbiting with it and modulating the expanding gas. SLIDE SHOW: Top

US military’s top secret X-37B shuttle ‘disappears’

• September, 2010

US military’s top secret X-37B shuttle ‘disappears’ for two weeks and changes orbit. AMATEUR astronomers are enjoying a cat-and-mouse game with the US military in keeping track of its secret space plane, the X-37B. The X-37B was launched in April amid much publicity, but scant detail about its true use. Built by Boeing’s Phantom Works division, the X-37B program was originally headed by NASA. It was later turned over to the Pentagon‘s research and development arm and then to a secretive Air Force unit.

Brazil air force to record UFO sightings

• August, 2010

Brazil’s government has ordered its air force to officially record any sighting of unidentified flying objects. A government decree said all military and civilian pilots as well as air traffic controllers should register any UFO sightings with the national aerospace defence command. The information will be stored in the national archives in Rio de Janeiro. It will be made available to researchers, including those seeking evidence of extraterrestrial life. Anything unusual that is seen, photographed or video filmed in Brazil’s air space will now have

“Richard Dawkins” on our bizarre universe

• August, 2010

Queerer Than We Suppose: The Strangeness Of Science Richard Dawkins is Oxford University’s “Professor for the Public Understanding of Science.” Author of the landmark 1976 book, The Selfish Gene, he’s a brilliant (and trenchant) evangelist for Darwin’s ideas. In this talk, titled, “Queerer Than We Suppose: The strangeness of science,” he suggests that the true nature of the universe eludes us, because the human mind evolved only to understand the “middle-sized” world we can observe. (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 22:42) – More

Spain’s spectacular solar power plants =pictures=

• August, 2010

Spain’s spectacular solar power plants channelling the blazing Seville sun Mention solar power and people imagine weedy photovoltaic panels blighting the roofs of eco-friendly households and generating barely enough electricity to run a toaster. But the future of solar power could well be a lot more spectacular. There are actually two solar power plants in the picture above, spread around two towers. The larger array on the left, called PS20 by its Spanish owners Solucar, is still under construction; the smaller one on the right,

Dennis Hopper (RIP) Left Legacy to UFO researchers

• June, 2010

Dennis Hopper Film “Easy Rider” Left Big Legacy to UFO Researchers Dennis Hopper may have passed away, but along with his many film appearances, he has left an important legacy to UFO researchers. That’s the belief of Vancouver-based paranormal researcher Jon Kelly, who says the script that Hopper and “Easy Rider” co-star Peter Fonda wrote for the 1969 counterculture classic helped introduce a lot of information about UFOs to a massive audience. Kelly points to the campfire scene where Hopper (who played Billy) and cast

Futuristic Egglike Alpine Capsule

• June, 2010

Futuristic Egglike Alpine Capsule Designed by Lovegrove Studio Picture Gallery Below Lovegrove Studio, the London-based office of designer Ross Lovegrove, have designed a mountain living unit called Alpine Capsule. The capsule comprises a mounting living unit, where visitors can stay over night in the Italian Alps. Power is provided by several “power plants’, which consist of photovoltaic panels combined with a vertical axis wind turbine. The Alpine Capsule defines a new architectural condition, off grid and harmonic with nature. It expands the potential of modern