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Comment author: ArisKatsaris 01 August 2017 08:17:13AM 0 points [-]

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Comment author: morganism 13 August 2017 09:54:23PM 0 points [-]

Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors

https://www.google.com/patents/US6506148

Abstract Physiological effects have been observed in a human subject in response to stimulation of the skin with weak electromagnetic fields that are pulsed with certain frequencies near ½ Hz or 2.4 Hz, such as to excite a sensory resonance. Many computer monitors and TV tubes, when displaying pulsed images, emit pulsed electromagnetic fields of sufficient amplitudes to cause such excitation. It is therefore possible to manipulate the nervous system of a subject by pulsing images displayed on a nearby computer monitor or TV set. For the latter, the image pulsing may be imbedded in the program material, or it may be overlaid by modulating a video stream, either as an RF signal or as a video signal. The image displayed on a computer monitor may be pulsed effectively by a simple computer program. For certain monitors, pulsed electromagnetic fields capable of exciting sensory resonances in nearby subjects may be generated even as the displayed images are pulsed with subliminal intensity.

Comment author: MaryCh 06 August 2017 03:58:20PM 1 point [-]

The first question is - what kind of diabetes?

Comment author: morganism 12 August 2017 08:39:23PM 1 point [-]

That would be type 2, since it is corresponding liver damage ?

Comment author: morganism 05 August 2017 08:33:11PM 0 points [-]

geo-engineering with tethers, or tall chimneys. Benefits include electric production and copious water condensate

http://www.superchimney.org/

25,000 chimneys will offset Global Warming.
Each chimney will produce electricity
Each chimney will induce rain generation in surrounding areas
Each chimney will transform desert into arable land capable of trapping . CO2
Comment author: morganism 12 August 2017 08:37:44PM *  0 points [-]

more:

http://www.solar-tower.org.uk/geoengineering.php?PHPSESSID=c7db93b6a5cfd2f48d4a1105bfd280e0

they can now make spidersilk at room temp, with cheap hydrogels. would help.

Comment author: ArisKatsaris 01 August 2017 08:17:13AM 0 points [-]

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Comment author: morganism 12 August 2017 08:35:27PM 0 points [-]

Nightmares in the general population: identifying potential causal factors.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28712041

RESULTS:

Nightmare occurrence, adjusting for negative affect, was associated with higher levels of worry, depersonalisation, hallucinatory experiences, paranoia, and sleep duration (odds ratios 1.25-1.45). Nightmare severity, controlling for negative affect, was associated with higher levels of worry, depersonalisation, hallucinatory experiences, and paranoia (R 2s: 0.33-0.39). Alcohol use and physical activity levels were not associated with nightmares.

and sleeping too long gives more REM time, increasing amount of time for nightmares.

Comment author: ArisKatsaris 01 August 2017 08:17:13AM 0 points [-]

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Comment author: morganism 05 August 2017 11:22:46PM *  1 point [-]

Could diabetes spread like mad cow disease?

"Prions are insidious proteins that spread like infectious agents and trigger fatal conditions such as mad cow disease. A protein implicated in diabetes, a new study suggests, shares some similarities with these villains. Researchers transmitted diabetes from one mouse to another just by injecting the animals with this protein. The results don’t indicate that diabetes is contagious like a cold, but blood transfusions, or even food, may spread the disease.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/could-diabetes-spread-mad-cow-disease

(implications for Alzheimers protein plaques too..and prion transmission is happening in the wild still, north american deer populations are infecting each other.)

Comment author: morganism 05 August 2017 11:05:53PM 1 point [-]

Bacteria could be key to freeing South Pacific of mosquitoes

Islands in the region could be rid of the biting insects within a decade.

http://www.nature.com/news/bacteria-could-be-key-to-freeing-south-pacific-of-mosquitoes-1.22392

"He and his team plan to do this using a technique that infects mosquitoes with a specific strain of a bacterium called Wolbachia. About 65% of insects around the world carry Wolbachia, but the strains vary. If mosquitoes with different strains mate, the resulting eggs develop incorrectly and don’t hatch. If there are enough of these doomed pairings, an area’s mosquito population usually dies out."

Comment author: ArisKatsaris 01 August 2017 08:16:36AM 0 points [-]

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Comment author: morganism 05 August 2017 10:33:35PM 0 points [-]

We want you to willingly install one of our viruses onto your computer. Or maybe a bacteriophage. Or a white blood cell. Don’t worry — you won’t need virus protection. We’re spreading these viruses to serve as your new digital wallpaper.

http://www.xvivo.net/wallpaper/

At XVIVO Scientific Animation, our goal is to advance knowledge by translating complex concepts into compelling visuals. We work with innovators across science and medicine to develop elegant and precise medical animations, medical illustrations, and medical interactive productions.

Comment author: ArisKatsaris 01 August 2017 08:17:09AM 0 points [-]

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Comment author: morganism 05 August 2017 10:00:12PM *  1 point [-]

What the Hell is Going On?

https://pitp.ias.edu/program-schedule

"The lack of new physics beyond the Higgs at the LHC has left the field in a difficult state."

" If you want to understand the conventional wisdom on the state of the subject, you can watch Nima Arkani-Hamed’s three and a half hour lecture which he starts off by describing as on the topic “What the Hell is Going On?”.

A lot of the first part is historical, starting off with the Georgi-Glashow GUT and the arguments for SU(5) or SO(10) GUT unification first put forward 43 years ago. He then walks the audience through the sequence of steps theorists have taken to solve the problems of such models, after an hour ending up at the landscape, spending a half an hour promoting the anthropic solution to the CC and other problems. The second part of the talk is largely devoted to making the case for his favored split SUSY models, with anthropics and the landscape taking care of their naturalness problems. By the end of the three and a half hours, Arkani-Hamed admits that this scenario is not that convincing, while arguing that it’s the only thing he can see left that is consistent with the idea that theorists have been following a correct path since 1974:"

"The disadvantage to the trajectory of going with what works and then changing a little and changing a little is that you might just be in the basin of attraction of the wrong idea from the start and then you’ll just stay there for ever."

http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=9444#8217;ve%20looked%20at%20the%20talks%20from%20a%20few%20of%20the%20HEP%20experiment%20and%20phenomenology%20summer%20conferences.%20If%20anyone%20can%20point%20me%20to%20anything%20interesting%20that%20I’ve%20missed,%20please%20do%20so.%20The%20lack%20of%20new%20physics%20beyond%20the%20Higgs%20at%20the%20…%20Continue%20rea

Comment author: ArisKatsaris 01 August 2017 08:16:36AM 0 points [-]

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Comment author: morganism 05 August 2017 09:46:19PM 0 points [-]
Comment author: ArisKatsaris 01 August 2017 08:17:13AM 0 points [-]

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Comment author: morganism 05 August 2017 08:33:11PM 0 points [-]

geo-engineering with tethers, or tall chimneys. Benefits include electric production and copious water condensate

http://www.superchimney.org/

25,000 chimneys will offset Global Warming.
Each chimney will produce electricity
Each chimney will induce rain generation in surrounding areas
Each chimney will transform desert into arable land capable of trapping . CO2

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