Newly discovered: electric life forms that live on pure energy

Saturday, 19. July 2014 12:33 | Author:

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Unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form – they eat and breathe electrons – and they are everywhere

STICK an electrode in the ground, pump electrons down it, and they will come: living cells that eat electricity. We have known bacteria to survive on a variety of energy sources, but none as weird as this. Think of Frankenstein’s monster, brought to life by galvanic energy, except these “electric bacteria” are very real and are popping up all over the place.

Unlike any other living thing on Earth, electric bacteria use energy in its purest form – naked electricity in the shape of electrons harvested from rocks and metals. We already knew about two types, Shewanella and Geobacter. Now, biologists are showing that they can entice many more out of rocks and marine mud by tempting them with a bit of electrical juice. Experiments growing bacteria on battery electrodes demonstrate that these novel, mind-boggling forms of life are essentially eating and excreting electricity.

That should not come as a complete surprise, says Kenneth Nealson at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. We know that life, when you boil it right down, is a flow of electrons: “You eat sugars that have excess electrons, and you breathe in oxygen that willingly takes them.” Our cells break down the sugars, and the electrons flow through them in a complex set of chemical reactions until they are passed on to electron-hungry oxygen.

In the process, cells make ATP, a molecule that acts as an energy storage unit for almost all living things. Moving electrons around is a key part of making ATP. “Life’s very clever,” says Nealson. “It figures out how to suck electrons out of everything we eat and keep them under control.” In most living things, the body packages the electrons up into molecules that can safely carry them through the cells until they are dumped on to oxygen.

“That’s the way we make all our energy and it’s the same for every organism on this planet,” says Nealson. “Electrons must flow in order for energy to be gained. This is why when someone suffocates another person they are dead within minutes. You have stopped the supply of oxygen, so the electrons can no longer flow.”

The discovery of electric bacteria shows that some very basic forms of life can do away with sugary middlemen and handle the energy in its purest form – electrons, harvested from the surface of minerals. “It is truly foreign, you know,” says Nealson. “In a sense, alien.”

Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25894-meet-the-electric-life-forms-that-live-on-pure-energy.html?full=true#.U8pWuPl_t8G

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Dell now accepts Bitcoin

Saturday, 19. July 2014 12:25 | Author:

We’re Now Accepting Bitcoin on Dell.com

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Now you can buy digital with digital – starting today, we’re accepting bitcoin on Dell.com.

We’re piloting bitcoin, the world’s most widely used digital currency, as a purchase option on Dell.com for consumer and small business shoppers in the U.S. We’re excited to bring you the choice and flexibility this payment option offers and have partnered with Coinbase, a trusted and secure third party payment processor, to make this possible.

I’m excited to share in the coming days we’ll be offering a special Alienware promotion wherein customers can save 10 percent off a new Alienware system purchase (up to $150 limit) when checking out with bitcoin. Stay tuned to Dell.com/bitcoin for more information on this exciting offer.

When you are ready to make a purchase, simply add the items to your cart and choose Bitcoin as the payment method. Checkout our special video guide on Dell.com/bitcoin to see the bitcoin payment process in action.

We are moving more quickly to meet your needs. In fact, we were able to work with Coinbase to integrate bitcoin payment in just 14 days!

Sources: http://en.community.dell.com/dell-blogs/direct2dell/b/direct2dell/archive/2014/07/18/we-re-now-accepting-bitcoin-on-dell-com.aspx

http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/uscorp1/campaigns/bitcoin-marketing?c=us&l=en&s=corp

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Artificial Intelligence wrote 2,7 million WikiPedia articles

Tuesday, 15. July 2014 9:12 | Author:

For This Author, 10,000 Wikipedia Articles Is a Good Day’s Work

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FALUN, Sweden— Sverker Johansson could be the most prolific author you’ve never heard of.

Volunteering his time over the past seven years publishing to Wikipedia, the 53-year-old Swede can take credit for 2.7 million articles, or 8.5% of the entire collection, according to Wikimedia analytics, which measures the site’s traffic. His stats far outpace any other user, the group says.

He has been particularly prolific cataloging obscure animal species, including butterflies and beetles, and is proud of his work highlighting towns in the Philippines. About one-third of his entries are uploaded to the Swedish language version of Wikipedia, and the rest are composed in two versions of Filipino, one of which is his wife’s native tongue.

An administrator holding degrees in linguistics, civil engineering, economics and particle physics, he says he has long been interested in “the origin of things, oh, everything.”

It isn’t uncommon, however, for Wikipedia purists to complain about his method. That is because the bulk of his entries have been created by a computer software program—known as a bot. Critics say bots crowd out the creativity only humans can generate.

Mr. Johansson’s program scrubs databases and other digital sources for information, and then packages it into an article. On a good day, he says his “Lsjbot” creates up to 10,000 new entries.

On Wikipedia, any registered user can create an entry. Mr. Johansson has to find a reliable database, create a template for a given subject and then launch his bot from his computer. The software program searches for information, then publishes it to Wikipedia.

Bots have long been used to author and edit entries on Wikipedia, and, more recently, an increasingly large amount of the site’s new content is written by bots. Their use is regulated by Wikipedia users called the “Bot Approvals Group.”

While Mr. Johansson works to achieve consensus approval for his project, he and his bot-loving peers expect to continue facing resistance. “There is a vocal minority who don’t like it,” he said during a recent speech on his work. Still, he soldiers on.

“I’m doing this to create absolute democracy online,” Mr. Johansson said recently while sitting in front of a computer at his office at Sweden’s Dalarna University.

Wikipedia, he reckons, should someday be able to tell people everything about everything. His bot, which took him months’ worth of programming to create, is a step toward achieving that goal sooner rather than later—even if the entries it creates are bare-boned “stubs” containing basic information.

Achim Raschka is one of the people who would like Mr. Johansson to change course. The 41-year-old German Wikipedia enthusiast can spend days writing an in-depth article about a single type of plant.

“I am against production of bot-generated stubs in general,” he said. He is particularly irked by Mr. Johansson’s Lsjbot, which prizes quantity over quality and is “not helping the readers and users of Wikipedia.”

Mr. Raschka says these items “only contain more or less correct taxonomic information, not what the animal looks like and other important things.”

Others have echoed his concerns on public chat forums, comparing Mr. Johansson to “rambot,” a bot used to add county and city articles in the U.S., that contain only the most rudimentary information.

Source: http://online.wsj.com/articles/for-this-author-10-000-wikipedia-articles-is-a-good-days-work-1405305001

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DARPA creates first ever guided .50-caliber bullets

Saturday, 12. July 2014 11:34 | Author:

DARPA’s (The New World Order’s gadget guys) Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program recently conducted the first successful live-fire tests demonstrating in-flight guidance of .50-caliber bullets. This video shows EXACTO rounds maneuvering in flight to hit targets that are offset from where the sniper rifle is aimed. EXACTO’s specially designed ammunition and real-time optical guidance system help track and direct projectiles to their targets by compensating for weather, wind, target movement and other factors that could impede successful hits.

The Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) system seeks to improve sniper effectiveness and enhance troop safety by allowing greater shooter standoff range and reduction in target engagement timelines. The objective of the EXACTO program is to revolutionize rifle accuracy and range by developing the first ever guided small-caliber bullet. The EXACTO 50- caliber round and optical sighting technology expects to greatly extend the day and nighttime range over current state-of-the-art sniper systems. The system combines a maneuverable bullet and a real-time guidance system to track and deliver the projectile to the target, allowing the bullet to change path during flight to compensate for any unexpected factors that may drive it off course.

Coming to your city soon!

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Good Samaritan pulls man from burning vehicle by bending car door

Friday, 4. July 2014 10:46 | Author:

When Minnesota State Trooper Zachary Hill got to the scene of a vehicle fire Sunday and heard that a man had rescued another motorist from the burning SUV, he “just assumed” the good Samaritan had opened the door.

Then Hill got a look at the door.

“He bent the door in half,” the astonished trooper said Monday. “I don’t think I could take a crowbar and fold the door like he did,” Hill said, adding that the feat took “superhuman strength.”

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But the quick-acting motorist who pulled Michael Johannes, of Minneapolis, to safety along Interstate 35W in New Brighton Sunday said he has no idea how it all happened. He’s just glad he could help.

“I don’t know,” said Bob Renning, 52, when asked how he bent a steel door far enough to shatter the window and pull Johannes free. “I have no clue.”

Original story: http://www.startribune.com/local/east/265224991.html

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11 Chemicals Creating ‘Global, Silent Pandemic’ of Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia, Study Finds |

Tuesday, 24. June 2014 7:50 | Author:

Children today may be at a greater risk of developing cognitive and behavioral issues including autism, ADHD and dyslexia, due to exposure to “new” chemicals, reveals an unsettling new study.

The study, published in The Lancet Neurology, finds a list of common chemicals are likely contributing to what the researchers are calling the “global, silent pandemic of neurodevelopmental toxicity” in children, reports Forbes

Read more at:

http://www.the-open-mind.com/11-chemicals-creating-global-silent-pandemic-of-autism-adhd-and-dyslexia-study-finds-2/

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Yuri Bezmenov: Deception Was My Job

Thursday, 19. June 2014 17:10 | Author:

This amazing interview was done back in 1985 with a former KGB agent who was trained in subversion techniques. He explains the 4 basic steps to socially engineering entire generations into thinking and behaving the way those in power want them to. It’s shocking because the USA have been transformed in the exact same way, and followed the exact same steps.

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