Thursday, 7 May 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Exclusive Look Inside Only U.S. Pot Research Lab

Posted: 07 May 2009 09:40 AM PDT

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There are dozens of varieties of marijuana plants here. When the pot is harvested, it is stored in a high security vault. Each bin contains about 30 pounds of marijuana, with dozens of bins in the vault. The marijuana cigarettes are then sent out to research facilities across the country.
Scientists research the effects of the marijuana cigarettes on aids, cancer, and glaucoma patients and test for pain relief and appetite stimulation, just to name a few trials.

***** Erectus Crosses The Open Ocean

Posted: 07 May 2009 09:20 AM PDT

If we can find evidence of this situation in the dim past, in the early days of ***** erectus, then archeologists are fixing the time and place for one of the extraordinary events in all human history, a major advance in the evolution of the human mind.

Is Our Solar System on a Genocidal Orbit?

Posted: 07 May 2009 08:40 AM PDT

Is there a genocidal countdown built into the motion of our solar system? Recent work at Cardiff University suggests that our system's orbit through the Milky Way encounters regular speed bumps -- and by "speed bumps" we mean "potentially extinction-causing asteroids."

Wall carvings of mental patient vs rock carvings of Indians

Posted: 07 May 2009 08:10 AM PDT

You know, everyone assumes cave paintings were made for some sort of vaunted religious or technical purpose, but maybe in olden times they just sent their crazy people into a cave. I mean, that's basically what we do now.

Biomotion Lab Turns Bodies Into Data (Video)

Posted: 07 May 2009 07:30 AM PDT

Like a more accurate version of the motion capture technology that makes your Grand Theft Auto character's movements more realistic, researchers here at the Stanford Biomotion Laboratory have perfected a system that allows them to quantify how humans move.

A Halo for NGC 6164

Posted: 07 May 2009 06:30 AM PDT


A Halo for NGC 6164

Posted: 07 May 2009 06:06 AM PDT

A Halo for NGC 6164 Beautiful emission nebula NGC 6164 was created by a rare, hot, luminous O-type star, some 40 times as massive as the Sun. Seen at the center of the cosmic cloud, the star is a mere 3 to 4 million years old. In another three to four million years the massive star will end its life in a supernova explosion. Spanning around 4 light-years, the nebula itself has a bipolar symmetry. That makes it similar in appearance to more familiar planetary nebulae - the gaseous shrouds surrounding dying sun-like stars. Also like many planetary nebulae, NGC 6164 has been found to have an extensive, faint halo, revealed in this deep telescopic image of the region. Expanding into the surrounding interstellar medium, the material in the halo is likely from an earlier active phase of the O star. The gorgeous skyscape is a composite of narrow-band image data highlighting the glowing gas, and broad-band data of the surrounding starfield. NGC 6164 is 4,200 light-years away in the southern constellation of Norma.

In Search of the Mysterious Narwhal, the Unicorn of the Sea

Posted: 07 May 2009 04:05 AM PDT

Ballerina turned biologist spending her life trying to study the elusive, deep-diving, ice-loving whale known as "unicorn of the sea."

The Best NASA Satellite Photos from the Last 50 Years

Posted: 07 May 2009 03:40 AM PDT

On August 14, 1959, a U.S. satellite snapped the first pictures of Earth. Since then, many far more sophisticated imaging satellites have gone up, providing scientists with a wealth of information.

Storing a Lightning Bolt in Glass for Portable Power

Posted: 06 May 2009 11:30 PM PDT

Materials researchers at Penn State University have reported the highest known breakdown strength for a bulk glass ever measured. Breakdown strength, along with dielectric constant, determines how much energy can be stored in an insulating material before it fails and begins to conduct electricity.