Friday, September 30, 2011

America's Debt Crisis

Coast To Coast AM - 23.9.2011
America's Debt Crisis: During the first 90 minutes of the program, guest host John B. Wells ( email) was joined by Dr. Robert Manning for a discussion on the debt crisis in America. Manning maintained that the shift from cash purchases to consumer credit debt over the past few decades has eroded the financial well-being of average families across the country. Purchasing on credit only defers the (often negative) impact of such transactions on one's life, and has led to an enormous redistribution of wealth from the middle class to .

2 probable planets found by people like you

2 probable planets found by people like you
An artist's rendition of a planet transiting in front of its star, which Planet Hunters participants may have identified. The more distant planet has not yet been detected, but is thought to exist.

With the internet, it doesn’t take a Ph.D. in astrophysics to help find new worlds outside our solar system.

For the first time, new planet candidates have been identified with the help of the public’s analysis of NASA data. Anyone can join this effort, called Planet Hunters, for free and start helping real astronomers weed through data that might signal a never-before-seen planet.

Monday, September 19, 2011

German forest boy is telling the truth, say police

The story of an English–speaking boy who emerged after five years living in a German forest is "credible" and his accent may prove the key to establishing his true identity, German police said.

German police: story of 'British' boy who emerged from woods 'credible'
The boy, 17, told police that his father had died and
he had buried him in a shallow grave in the woods

“His story is highly unusual and raises some questions,” a police spokesman told The Daily Telegraph. “But we believe it is credible – that is why we are investigating.”
The teenager, who gave his name only as Ray, turned up at Berlin’s City Hall on Sept 5 claiming to have been living in the forest with his father for five years.

Asura - Life²

The Asura project went trough several mutations since its acclaimed first album code eternity one of the best sellers in psychill ambient, at first considered an outsider in the scene, it now stands as a sonic landmark for many music passionates. Lost eden, their follow up release signed the bands consecration in the US and Germany. In 2005 Charles Farewell took up the project as a solo.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Big New ExoPlanet Haul

From EsoCast in 1080p, comes the announcement of a rash of new planet discoveries. Astronomers using ESO's leading exoplanet hunter HARPS have today announced more than fifty newly discovered planets around other stars. Among these are many rocky planets not much heavier than the Earth. One of them in particular orbits within the habitable zone around its star.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Apollo moon tracks, trash in never before-seen images

Paths left by astronauts and moon buggies in 1972 Apollo 17 mission (AP/NASA)

WASHINGTON - A robotic spaceship circling the moon has snapped the sharpest photos ever of the tracks and trash left by Apollo astronauts in visits from 1969 to 1972.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter got close enough to see the astronauts' path when they walked on the moon. The photos also show ruts left by a moon buggy and even backpacks pitched out of the lunar landers before the U.S. visitors returned to Earth.

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