Thursday, September 30, 2010

What We Still Dont Know: Why Are We Here?

Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees explores ideas that were once firmly believed to be in the realms of science fiction and philosophy in a new series examining some of the great unknowns. Across three films Rees one of the most brilliant, charming and mischievous thinkers of our age brings to life the latest and most astonishing ideas about the universe and our place in it, communicating the passion that has driven him to the top of his field over the last forty years. The films also feature contributions from leading scientists including astronomer Dr Seth Shostak (SETI Institute), palaeobiologist Prof Simon Conway Morris (Cambridge University), astrobiologist Dr Lynn J. Rothschild (NASA Ames Research Center), cosmologist Prof Max Tegmark (MIT), physicist Prof Steven Weinberg (University of Texas), mathematician Prof John H. Conway (Princeton University), physicist Prof Leonard Susskind (Stanford University) and philosopher Dr Nick Bostrom (Oxford University).

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

National Geographic: Journey To The Edge Of the Universe

In one single, epic camera move we journey from Earths surface to the outermost reaches of the universe on a grand tour of the cosmos, to explore newborn stars, distant planets, black holes and beyond.
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Alien World Tour: The Exoplanets Around Star Gliese 581

The announcement today of two newfound alien planets circling the star Gliese 581 adds to the nearby solar system's intrigue, further cementing its status as a top candidate to harbor extraterrestrial life.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Weird Travels: Alien Encounters Documentary

Travel Channel: This episode of Weird Travels features UFO sightings around the globe.

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Naked Science: Living on the Moon

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Drunvalo Melchizedek: Perspective on Today (2008)
WHAT IS HAPPENING?



Drunvalo is the author of four books including The Ancient Secrets of the Flower of Life, Volumes I and II, Living in the Heart and his newest one, Serpent of Light. These books have been published in 29 languages and reach out to over one hundred countries throughout the world.

Drunvalo also founded the Flower of Life Workshops with over 300 trained and certified facilitators teaching in over sixty countries.

He is consultant for the international Internet magazine, Spirit of Ma’at, http://www.spiritofmaat.com with over 1 million viewers each year.

Drunvalo is a world traveler and has given workshops, seminars and lectures on sacred geometry, human energy fields, spirituality, meditation and living in the heart in 45 countries.

His meditation with the angels and his work with prana and energy healing has helped tens of thousands of people. Drunvalo has expressed that healing in these areas are of extreme importance for the difficulties with one's own body often stops us from continuing on our spiritual path. His research on the 3rd dimension with natural products and methods to help heal Mother Earth and all life forms is also a major focus in his life.

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Reverse Combustion: Can CO2 Be Turned Back into Fuel?

Various efforts are underway to find a cheap, efficient and scalable way to recycle the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide back into the hydrocarbons that fuel civilization
 
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SOLAR FUELS: Using this giant dish made of mirrors, Sandia scientists concentrate sunlight on a specially designed solar fuel generator that can break down CO2 and water. Image: Photo by Randy Montoya / Sandia National Laboratories
 
In the 1990s a graduate student named Lin Chao at Princeton University decided to bubble carbon dioxide into an electrochemical cell. Using cathodes made from the element palladium and a catalyst known as pyridinium—a garden variety organic chemical that is a by-product of oil refining—he discovered that applying an electric current would assemble methanol from the CO2. He published his findings in 1994—and no one cared.
But by 2003, Chao's successor in the Princeton lab of chemist Andrew Bocarsly was deeply interested in finding a solution to the growing problem of the CO2 pollution causing global climate change. Graduate student Emily Barton picked up where he left off and, using an electrochemical cell that employs a semiconducting material used in photovoltaic solar cells for one of its electrodes, succeeded in tapping sunlight to transform CO2 into the basic fuel.
"The dominant thinking 10 years ago was that we should bury the CO2. But if you could efficiently convert it into something that we wouldn't have to spend all that money and energy to put into the ground, sort of recycle it, that would be better," Bocarsly says. "We take CO2, water, sunlight and an appropriate catalyst and generate an alcoholic fuel."
He adds: "We didn't have some brilliant insight here. We had some luck." Luck that venture capitalists are now trying to turn into cash flow via a start-up known as Liquid Light.
Turning CO2 into fuels is exactly what photosynthetic organisms have been doing for billions of years, although their fuels tend to be foods, like sugars. Now humans are trying to store the energy in sunlight by making a liquid fuel from CO2 and hydrogen—a prospect that could recycle CO2 emissions and slow down the rapid buildup of such greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. "You take electricity and combine CO2 with hydrogen to make gasoline," explained Arun Majumdar, director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA–e) that is pursuing such technology, at a conference in March. "This is like killing four birds with one stone"—namely, energy security, climate change, the federal deficit and, potentially, unemployment.
"When these new technologies get commercialized, those jobs always end up in the U.S.," argues chemical engineer Alan Weimer of the University of Colorado at Boulder, who is working on such solar-fuel generators. Adds chemist Michael Berman of the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, which is funding research into the possibilities of solar fuels, including Bocarsly's work: "The country, and the Air Force, need secure and sustainable sources of energy…. Since the sun provides enough energy for our needs, our goal is to make a fuel using CO2 and sunlight—and maybe water—as feedstocks to produce the chemical fuel that can store the sun's energy in a form that we can use where and when we need."


Editor's Note (9/24/10): This broadcast stated incorrectly that it takes 18 kilowatts to separate hydrogen and oxygen in one gallon of water. The correct term is kilowatt hours, a unit of energy. It also incorrectly stated hydrogen and oxygen molecules, rather than atoms, comprise water.

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Colin Andrews: Crop Circles

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Colin Andrews discusses Crop Circles with 500 international students, guests and teachers at a youth academy operated by the World Genesis Foundation under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Romania.
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Project Camelot. Conference present an Open Discussion on THE SHIFT



PROJECT CAMELOT PRESENTS AN OPEN DISCUSSION ON THE SHIFT, with Jordan Maxwell, Richard Dolan, Cynthia Crawford, Alfred Webre, Bill Ryan, Kerry Cassidy, Rebecca Jernigan, George Green, Miriam Delicado, Robert O. Dean, and Audience Participation. Introducing PROJECT CAMELOT WHISTLEBLOWER TESTIMONY REVEALED!!! Project Camelot's purpose is to provide a vehicle for researchers and 'whistleblowers' to get their stories out. Its mission is to provide researchers, activists and whistleblowers with access to alternative forms of media in order to get the get the truth out, especially in key areas of research and technology; including possible extraterrestrial visitation and contact, time travel, mind control, classified advanced technology, free energy, possible coming earth changes, and revealing secret plans to control the human race. Project Camelot enables activists in paradigm-challenging fields to make a firm statement about their work, their intentions, and their positive state of mind. --- Kerry Lynn Cassidy has a BA in English with graduate work in Sociology, an MBA certificate from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management. After 19 years in Hollywood working for major studios and independent production companies in production, development and new media, she gave all that up and picked up a camcorder and began interviewing whistleblowers and researchers about UFOs and conspircie. She has written a number of screenplays, acquired an option on the movie rights to the Wingmakers story in 2003. --- Bill Ryan has a BSc in Mathematics with Physics and Psychology (Bristol University, UK, 1974), and followed this with a brief stint in teaching. For 27 years he was a management consultant specializing in personal and team development, leadership training and executive coaching. In November 2005 he inaugurated the Project Serpo website, the report of an alleged disclosure, in stages, of a US-alien exchange program which took place over 40 years ago. Bill is currently based in Europe. Kerry Cassidy and Bill Ryan, travel as much as possible in search of true and reliable testimony to answer the most important and perplexing questions of our time. They also have a weekly radio show called Project Camelot Whistleblower Radio on www.AmericanFreedomRadio.com For more information, to view recorded testimonies of whistleblowers, or to make a much-needed DONATION OF SUPPORT please visit WWW.PROJECTCAMELOT.ORG • Produced by www.ProjectCamelot.org at the Awake and Aware Conference on Sept 19, 20, 2009 in Burbank, California • Content recorded by www.LostArtsMedia.com

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Project Pegasus: A Conversation with Andrew D. Basiago

A Conversation with Andrew D. Basiago about the Hidden History of His Discovery of Life on Mars In this fascinating, four-hour interview, American lawyer Andrew D. Basiago, 47, narrates the hidden history of his discovery of life on Mars in 2008 and reveals the fact that by 1968 the US intelligence community was already aware of aspects of his later Mars work. Andy relates his experiences in DARPAs Project Pegasus during the period 1969 to 1972, and describes probes to past and future events that he took via teleportation and chronovision during the early days of time-space exploration by the US government. He confirms that the United States has been teleporting individuals to Mars for decades, and recounts the awe-inspiring and terrifying trips that he took to Mars in 1981 after he was tapped to go there because he had teleported as a child participant in Project Pegasus. I first met Andy in July 2009 at ECETIs Science, Spirit and World Transformation Conference near Mt. Adams, Washington, where we were both featured speakers. During his lecture, Andy shared numerous photographic images evidencing his discovery of life on Mars, including many photos of humanoid beings, different animal species, carved statues and built structures on Mars that put him at the forefront of Mars research. Throughout the weekend, Andy lectured at his table to small groups of conference-goers, who came and sat in rapt attention as he shared stories about his experiences as a child in Project Pegasus, the secret US research program in which time travel was the focus. I know that, like me, everybody who took part in those impromptu seminars was certain that Andy is, as Bill Ryan of Project Camelot stated recently, the real deal  a truth-teller with significant new information to share about the real Philadelphia Experiment. In this interview, Andy tells the phenomenal story of seven briefings over 40 years in which he was shown evidence of his destiny involving the discovery of life on Mars, and explains how the emergence of time travel and this epochal future event were interlinked. According to Andy, by 1968, the CIA was already teleporting individuals to the past and future to retrieve artifacts there and bring them back while propagating holograms of past and future events with devices called chronovisors to also gather intelligence. Incredibly, as a result of this quantum access, in 1971 Andy was given a copy of his landmark paper The Discovery of Life on Mars and asked to read and remember it, so that when he wrote it, in 2008, it would contain as much data about Mars as possible! A book and film about Andys experiences in Project Pegasus are in development and he will soon be featured by Project Camelot. This must hear interview is an introduction to a major figure in the Disclosure Movement and an emerging 21st century visionary, who is fighting the good fight to bring his important story to light.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Archaeological Discoveries - Humanity's Origins

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This is a very informal special based upon the archaeological finding s of recent times on the origins of mankind. This is one very extraordinary broadcast hosted by Mr. Charlton Heston. This program was brought to the public's eyes by the Emmy Award winning creators of "The Mystery of the Sphinx". We will be thrust forth into the World of the greatest question all of humanity has pondered about for centuries, Where did we come from and how were we created? The teachings of modern evolutionary theories and the rise of humanity will be challenged within this video series. Scientific investigators present a large array of new evidence which the academic community has quietly and swiftly ignored, Did we evolve from the ape? That is simply one example of what will be discussed in this very eye opening documentary. Human bones and fossils have been discovered that predate the dinosaurs. It is now known and proven in this documentary that the bones found completely dismantle the theory of evolution and they are older than what the theory itself allows. Did humans live at the exact time of the dinosaurs? Well it is now known and shown in this incredible video that human footprints have been discovered next to footprintsa of the dinosaurs that date back to over 100 million years ago. Is it possible that the lost city of Atlantis be buried under miles of ice? Ancient maps with hidden clues about the great civilization of Atlantis may hold the key to solving its great mystery. A city that was once a metropolis in the ancient times has been discovered in the Bolivian Andes region and it has been dated approxiamtely to 15,000 B.C. This proof can change the evolutionary theory to absolutely nothing. It can transform all of the textbooks we have in our schools to what we truly must be learning about our orgins and how we came to existence on this beautiful planet. Please go out and do your own research if you do not believe any concept or theory discussed within this wonderful documentary. Knowledge is power and for all of our sakes we must learn the truth about all of the hidden secrets about our existence as well as what is truly going on on this planet and elsewhere in the galaxy. THE TRUTH WILL SET US ALL FREE! Thank you all for watching.

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Record your entire life with the Looxcie wearable camera

The Looxcie Wearable Video Camera Never Stops Recording 
The problem with YouTube is that you can only share stuff you happened to be recording. The Looxcie, a $200 video camera that you wear on your ear, proposes a simple solution: record everything, all the time.
Here's the idea: You wear the Looxcie on your ear and it records everything you see, roughly as you see it. The camera can hold up to four hours of video (in crummy 480×320 at 15fps); when it runs out of space, it starts dumping the oldest footage—it's not made for collecting clips, it's for capturing them in the moment.
The Looxcie Wearable Video Camera Never Stops Recording 
When that shareable moment arrives—your cat gets stuck in a vase!—you press a button that instantly makes a clip out of the last 30 seconds and it gets beamed via Bluetooth to an app on your Android phone (other OSes coming by the end of the year). There, you can edit the clip and share it through all the usual services. The app also lets you access all the other footage stored on your Looxcie, allowing you to create longer clips and tweak settings.


If you're the particular species of oversharer who likes the idea of your every move being committed to (computer) memory, or if you want to finally figure out what happens after you drink all those FourLokos, you can pick up a Looxcie over at Amazon for $200.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

An uncomfortable space silence



Successor to Hubble, the James Webb Space Telescope is now slated for launch in 2014. The $5 billion mission is once again plagued by cost overruns, although no one is saying by how much.NASA 
 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — How can astronomers advise NASA on how to trim the costs of developing missions if no one will tell them how much the costliest mission of all, the James Webb Space Telescope, is running over budget?
 
That’s what Alan Boss, chair of the independent NASA Astrophysics Subcommittee, would like to know. When the subcommittee met in Washington, D.C., on September 16 and 17, Boss and his colleagues already knew that the $5 billion infrared space observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope’s successor now set for launch in 2014, was once again in need of a monetary transfusion.
 
What Boss wanted to know was how much. But no one in room 3H46 at NASA headquarters was willing to talk dollars and sense — when Boss, an astronomer at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., asked if anyone in the room could cite a dollar figure, his question was met with a silence as deep as any in the vast empty reaches of intergalactic space.
 
“That’s a lightning rod,” he declared. The subcommittee — and the public — will likely get an answer around October 1, when a study requested in June by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) is expected to be released. But the silence in the room doesn’t bode well for what the report will contain, Boss said during a break in the meeting.
 
The next day Ed Weiler, associate administrator of NASA's science mission directorate, said he didn't know how much more JWST would end up costing, but likened the problem to a tsunami crashing on the shore.
"Let's put it this way,” he said. “It's going to cost more."
 
Fear of making a huge and embarrassing error like the one that produced Hubble Space Telescope's infamously misshapen primary mirror may be causing JWST scientists and engineers to go overboard and do too much testing, Weiler said. The comprehensive report on JWST due next month, led by John Casani of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will cite instances where engineers on the mission may be overzealous in testing equipment.
 
Testing costs were the focus of a report posted online September 16 by the NASA-commissioned Test Assessment Team. The report recommended several ways that JWST, which gobbles up about 40 percent of NASA’s astrophysics science budget, could cut costs. But the Test Assessment Team wasn’t asked to determine the dollar amount that the project, which will image small extrasolar planets and look back in time to see the birth of the first galaxies, has exceeded its estimated cost. Nor was it asked it to document how those overruns came to be.
 
Potential delays in launching JWST, which costs about a million dollars each day it sits on the ground, as well as added costs to several infrared-sensitive instruments, could threaten funding for NASA’s newest big-ticket space telescopes and other projects recently recommended by the National Research Council in its 10-year plan for astronomy, NASA officials have acknowledged.
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Computers set for quantum leap


A new photonic chip that works on light rather than electricity has been built by an international research team, paving the way for the production of ultra-fast quantum computers with capabilities far beyond today’s devices.
Future quantum computers will, for example, be able to pull important information out of the biggest databases almost instantaneously. As the amount of electronic data stored worldwide grows exponentially, the technology will make it easier for people to search with precision for what they want.

An early application will be to investigate and design complex molecules, such as new drugs and other materials, that cannot be simulated with ordinary computers. More general consumer applications should follow.
Jeremy O’Brien, director of the UK’s Centre for Quantum Photonics, who led the project, said many people in the field had believed a functional quantum computer would not be a reality for at least 25 years.
“However, we can say with real confidence that, using our new technique, a quantum computer could, within five years, be performing calculations that are outside the capabilities of conventional computers,” he told the British Science Festival, as he presented the research.
 
The breakthrough, published today in the journal Science, means data can be processed according to the counterintuitive rules of quantum physics that allow individual subatomic particles to be in several places at the same time.
This property will enable quantum computers to process information in quantities and at speeds far beyond conventional supercomputers. But formidable technical barriers must be ­overcome before quantum ­computing becomes practical.
The team, from Bristol university in the UK, Tohuku university in Japan, Weizmann Institute in Israel and Twente university in the Netherlands, say they have overcome an important barrier, by making a quantum chip that can work at ordinary temperatures and pressures, rather than the extreme conditions required by other approaches.
The immense promise of quantum computing has led governments and companies worldwide to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the field.
Big spenders, including the US defence and intelligence agencies concerned with the national security issues, and governments – such as Canada, Australia and Singapore – see quantum electronics as the foundation for IT industries in the mid-21st century.

Computing’s great leap forward
Why quantum computing?
To make use of properties that emerge on an ultra-small scale. “Entanglement” – the ability of subatomic particles to influence one another at a distance – and “superposition” – the fact that a particle does not have a definite location and can be in several places at once – are the two most important properties.
Yes, it’s weird but why is it useful?
Because quantum particles can do very many things at the same time, unlike an electronic “bit” in conventional computing. The use of quantum particles, or “qubits”, permits parallel computing on a scale that would not be possible with conventional electronics.

What particles are you talking about?
Many scientists are working with atoms or ions trapped in ultra-cold conditions. But the latest discovery by the Bristol-led team uses photons – light particles.

How does a quantum chip actually work?
There are several models. The Bristol version sends “entangled” photons down networks of circuits in a silicon chip. The particles perform a co-ordinated “quantum walk”, whose outcome represents the results of a calculation.
Of course, special software and input-output devices will have to be developed
to make practical use of the device.
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What does one TRILLION dollars look like?


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Friday, September 17, 2010

Interdimensional Beings, Guides and Angels

If you like Project Camelot you'll enjoy this. islandonlinenews.com interviews Kathleen, a psychic medium, channeler and healer. In this interview we discuss inter-dimensional beings, spirit guides, angels, o.b.e.'s, lucid dreams, heaven, pleidians, 2012, astral travel, reincarnation, Sedona, planetary alignment, auras, channeling, manifesting, clairvoyance, time, possession, ascension, the secret, hauntings, reptilians, greys, archangels, vibrational medicine, and other topics. This was our first video interview filmed over two years ago so please excuse the amateur quality as we are still working on improving our filming and interviewing techniques.

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Bob Lazar radio interview on Coast to Coast AM

Bob Lazar discusses his early scientific experience at Los Alamos National Laboratory, his work reverse engineering the gravity propulsion drive on an alien craft located at at the super-secret S-4 of Area 51 in Nevada, Element 115, and the attempted government cover-up of his work and involvement with the project.
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Strato Cruiser airship concept
by Tino Schaedler and Michael J. Brown

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Strato Cruiser is a concept for a “lifestyle zeppelin” developed by art director Tino Schaedler and Michael J Brown.
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The luxury helium-filled airship contains a gourmet restaurant, a spa, a swimming pool, a resident DJ and so on.
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See also our stories on the Aeroscraft ML866 hybrid airborne vehicle; and Jean-Marie Massaud’s Manned Cloud airship.
Details from the designers:

STRATO CRUISER
concept for a lifestyle zeppelin
by tino schaedler and michael j brown

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STRATO CRUISER
Concept:
Merging the soothing ride of an ocean cruise with Richard Branson’s futuristic visions of space travel, the Stratocruiser offers short, regenerative journeys for the cosmopolitan traveler. The project aims to bring lifestyle and health into travel routines, which have become increasingly compacted and frenzied. Like modern nomads we can again enjoy travel, arriving more refreshed than we left, thanks to incredible views of the worlds most exciting landscapes and cities.
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Experience:
As a fictional partnership with the SupperClub, Stratocruiser adds a new experience to the chain’s clubs, restaurants, ‘On location’ and ‘Cruise’ boats. Guests depart for a full day of spa treatments—massage, personal trainers, yoga classes and beauty care are on offer. The Stratocruiser offers “medium-haul” transits between the Supperclub hubs: transatlantic, transpacific, trans-american or Europe-Middle East routes. With spa, library, and private mini-offices available, the contemporary traveler who seldom has time for a cruise can transform an otherwise exhausting and ordinary journeys into a positive experience.
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As the zeppelin approaches its lookout destination at sunset, travelers then sit down to a healthy gourmet dinner overlooking glaciers, tropical jungles or Mayan ruins. New locations and star chefs are rotated weekly to ensure that no experience is the same.
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As one would expect from the SupperClub, guest DJs inject a club flare after dinner with the option to party the night through or retire to ones private cabin to awake refreshed in the morning at ones origin.
Structure:
With its carbon fiber skin, sectional helium chamber design and photovoltaic cells, the Stratocruiser’s construction brings new levels of safety, speed and ecology to travel. Its “doughnut hole” atrium reinvents the zeppelin concept with a sky lounge on top, the earthward viewing restaurant on the underside and a recreational climbing wall in between. Private suites are sheltered away from public spaces on the ship’s belly, while an advanced propulsion system more than doubles the cruising speed of conventional blimps.
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1. Rigid Airship Frame with Helium Chambers
2.Photovoltaic Cell Network
3.Retractable Polycarbonate Roof
4.Terraced Deck with Lap pool
5.SkyView Lounge
6.Main Atrium with Climbing Wall
7. EarthView Restaurant & Bar
8. Spa Treatment & Library
9. Private Suites
10.Kitchen & Staff Rooms
11. Captain’s Bridge
12.Gantryway
13.Propulsion
14. Bungee Jumping Platform


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