Archive for the 'Politics' Category

National Geographic – Marijuana Nation

• August, 2009

Marijuana Nation .::. <<video>> [google -2416320887244340069 nolink] <<Editors notE>> Another “pot-umentary”, National Geographic style. It leaves the judging in the middle which I think is good so both parties get to say their bid. Eventhough we all know what side will win in the end… Enjoy the view n start planting some seeds… At least that is what I try to do. Peace out! La Cinyc Check out Azarius.net for more related goodies.

Scientists make ‘artificial leaf’ to generate clean power

• August, 2009

Scientists make ‘artificial leaf’ to generate clean power By Telegraph Reporter Scientists are trying to copy the process of photosynthesis by making an “artificial leaf” to generate clean power. Through photosynthesis plants use sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugar. It is the most effective solar energy conversion process on Earth and all power needs for a year could be met by the energy contained in the sunlight hitting the Earth in one hour.

The masterpiece that killed George Orwell

• July, 2009

The masterpiece that killed George Orwell Robert McCrum The Observer “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” Sixty years after the publication of Orwell’s masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four, that crystal first line sounds as natural and compelling as ever. But when you see the original manuscript, you find something else: not so much the ringing clarity, more the obsessive rewriting, in different inks, that betrays the extraordinary turmoil behind its composition. Probably the definitive novel of the 20th century,

Electrical flying with Solar Impulse

• July, 2009

Electrical flying with Solar Impulse La Cinyc Beneath you can find a photo gallery of the prototype of solar flight. wiki:: Solar Impulse (official name HB-SIA) is a long-range solar plane project currently under study at the EPFL. The project is promoted by Bertrand Piccard, and aims at completely solar-powered circumnavigation. The first aircraft is intended to be a one-seater, capable of taking off autonomously, and to remain airborne for days. Once the efficiency of the batteries makes it possible to reduce the weight, a

Nikola Tesla – Google Celebrates

• July, 2009

Nikola Tesla – Google Celebrates Nikola Tesla, the inventor and pioneering electrical engineer, is being honoured by Google with a special logo to mark the 153rd anniversary of his birth. The search engine is celebrating July 10 with a logo featuring purple sparks of electricity leaping from the letter “g”, which is drawn in the shape of his famous Tesla Coil transformer. It pays tribute to the Serb born scientists, who is best known for several revolutionary contributions in the field of electricity and magnetism

Tagged for dropping sweets

• June, 2009

Tagged for dropping sweets By Steve Farrell 15 May 2009 A motorcyclist has told how he was electronically tagged for four months and given a 36-hour community order – for dropping mint imperials while riding. Thomas Payne, 19, must be at home from 8pm till 6am under the terms of his ankle tag after police spotted the trail of sweets left by his Yamaha DT175. A police charge notice said he had ‘intentionally and without authority or reasonable cause, caused sweets to be on a

U.S. military: Heavily armed and medicated

• June, 2009

U.S. military: Heavily armed and medicated By Melody Petersen May 19, 2009 Prescription pill dependency among American troops is on the rise Marine Corporal Michael Cataldi woke as he heard the truck rumble past. He opened his eyes, but saw nothing. It was the middle of the night, and he was facedown in the sands of western Iraq. His loaded M16 was pinned beneath him. Cataldi had no idea how he’d gotten to where he now lay, some 200 meters from the dilapidated building where

Camera grid to log number plates

• June, 2009

Camera grid to log number plates .::. <<video>> A national network of cameras and computers automatically logging car number plates will be in place within months, the BBC has learned. Thousands of Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras are already operating on Britain’s roads. Police forces across England, Wales and Scotland will soon be able to share the information on one central computer. Officers say it is a useful tool in fighting crime, but critics say the network is secretive and unregulated. Kent’s Chief Constable, Michael

Monsanto’s Bt Cotton Kills the Soil as Well as Farmers

• June, 2009

Monsanto’s Bt Cotton Kills the Soil as Well as Farmers ISIS Report 23/02/09 Biosafety refers to ensuring that GMO’s do not harm the environment or health. The soil, its fertility, and the organisms which maintain the fertility of soil are a vital aspect of the environment, especially in the context of food and agricultural production. A recent scientific study carried out by Navdanya, compared the soil of fields where Bt-cotton had been planted for 3 years with adjoining fields with non GMO cotton or other