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Technology Update

September 12, 2007

Today is a great day or so it may be if the discovery I am telling you about isn’t a hoax(and it isn’t).

John Kanzius a scientist from Erie was testing his new experiment designed to treat cancer and while attempting to desalinate sea water using radio frequencies, he noticed hot red flashes in the salt water.  He decided to investigate an within a few days he had salt water burning like a candle in a test tube.  This sparked the interest and disbelief of other scientists, the possibilities were enormous.  Dr. Runtom Roy of Penn State University held a demonstration proving that indeed the science is sound and the experiment was not a hoax.  The radio frequencies weakened the bonds in the salt and water and the result: hydrogen was released.  Currently Mr. Kanzius and Dr. Roy are discussing this new discovery with the department of defense and energy to see what possible uses of the technology are and the efficiency.  If this went through, we would no longer have to use oil, our energy could be made from sea water.

So as you can see this is not a hoax!

Written by Ian

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Best Science Fiction Show

September 8, 2007

Star Trek has nothing on Stargate. Everyone who knows a good sci fi show knows Stargate, thats because it’s awesome. Stargate takes place on Earth in the present day and is about a team called SG-1 which travels to other planets through the Stargate. The Stargate is an inter-dimensional wormhole that travels to thousands of planets in more than one galaxy, It was built by an ancient race called the Alterans (ancients). SG-1’s main duty is to travel to other planets, and explore them. The first show introduces the team to the Goa’uld a parasitic race of symbiodes who take humans as their hosts and pose as ancient gods. The Goa’uld are hostile towards anyone that could be a threat and they are constantly trying to take out Earth but SG-1 always saves the day. I myself have seen all of Stargate SG-1 and loved it more than the alternative StarTrek which started getting old during Enterprise. Honourable mention: Farscape the peace keeper wars that was pretty awesome. Now that Stargate SG-1 will be over after the two movies that come out I am watching Atlantis a spinoff of the Stargate series, I have watched to Season 3 the last show so far, it is a cliffhanger. More on Atlantis another day. My award to best Sci-Fi tv series goes to STARGATE SG-1 for it’s action and story intense shows that still have a side of exploration and discovery. What a great series.

Scientific Report: Huge Hole in Universe what is it?

August 26, 2007

Recently scientists have found a huge hole of nothing in the universe.  It literally contains nothing not even dark matter and it is huge thousands of times bigger than any other void.  Scientists are wondering if it could be where the universe was created, but many say thats impossible.  It is located 6-10 billion ligt years from earth. Read Below.

 Unexpected results baffle our understanding of the universe

Astronomers have found a giant “hole” in the universe that measures nearly a billion light-year across. The large galactic void is empty of galaxies, stars, dust clouds and, oddly enough, even dark matter. The discovery has left scientists clambering for a plausible explanation, however, as of right now one hasn’t arisen. Scientists claim that a galactic void this large is far from a normal occurrence.

The region was intially discovered by NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Satellite. At that time, scientists had no idea that it would turn out to be a giant space void.

The WMAP satellite measures the temperature of cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) over the entire sky. CMB radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation that fills the entire universe and can be detected in all regions of space. This radiation is remnant heat from the Big Bang and is very cold, measuring just 2.725° above absolute zero.

On the map of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation produced by the WMAP satellite, the void came up as a cold spot. Since the temperature of CMB radiation is quite uniform in all of space, scientists already knew there was something special about the region.  Lead researcher Lawrence Rudnick of the University of Minnesota said “we already knew there was something different about this spot.” Due to its cooler appearance on the CMB Map, the void was dubbed the “WMAP Cold Spot.”

Further inspection of the hole was made using the Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope funded by the National Science Foundation, after which it was discovered by University of Minnesota researchers that the cold spot is devoid of nearly all forms of matter. Many galactic voids exist in space, however, the WMAP Cold Spot Void is an especially unique occurrence considering that it is nearly 1,000 times larger than any other observed void.

Rudnick refers to the results as “suprising.”

Also involved in the research of the region was Associate Professor Liliya Williams, who stated, “What we’ve found is not normal, based on either observational studies or on computer simulations of the large-scale evolution of the Universe”.

The void is roughly 6-10 billion light years from Earth, in the constellation Eridanus.

Scientific Report: A new thing

August 26, 2007

A new daily science report section updated everyday