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2012 News


Thanks to the kindness of the domain name's prior owner, I can introduce a news service devoted only to 2012:
2012news.com

Lots of news items, videos and links regarding whatever might occur in 2012 - and totally free of any editorial bias or agenda!


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Solar Storm to arrive in 2012




Like most experts in the field, Hathaway has confidence in the conveyor belt model and agrees with Dikpati that the next solar maximum should be a doozy. But he disagrees with one point. Dikpati's forecast puts Solar Max at 2012. Hathaway believes it will arrive sooner, in 2010 or 2011.

"History shows that big sunspot cycles 'ramp up' faster than small ones," he says. "I expect to see the first sunspots of the next cycle appear in late 2006 or 2007—and Solar Max to be underway by 2010 or 2011."

Who's right? Time will tell. Either way, a storm is coming.



Source: science.nasa.gov


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2012 : End of "Long Count" transits


Given the almost hysterical ( and often deeply amusing) fuss over the meaning of the "End of the Mayan Long Count calendar , the following information should, I think be promulgated more fully. (it's now only noted at a fairly obscure Wikipedia site):

December 18, 2012: Transit of Mercury as (hypothetically) seen from Venus

December 20, 2012 Transit of Mercury as " seen from Saturn (graze)

December 21, 2012 Transit of Venus as " seen from Saturn

Since the Mayans were reputed to be experts in the motion of Venus, I find it rather interesting that these events are occuring at the 2012 solstice.....

Regards,

Ron Stewart


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Science mag explores 125 big questions


As far as Science magazine is concerned, the 125 questions they listed are the biggest puzzles yet to solved by science. Some of them are directly related to my theories, and I believe they all have a common factor - something big from outer space that hits Earth every 5000 years or so...

Where do ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays come from?
Above a certain energy, cosmic rays don't travel very far before being destroyed. So why are cosmic-ray hunters spotting such rays with no obvious source within our galaxy?

What powers quasars?
The mightiest energy fountains in the universe probably get their power from matter plunging into whirling supermassive black holes. But the details of what drives their jets remain anybody's guess

What drives the solar magnetic cycle?
Scientists believe differing rates of rotation from place to place on the sun underlie its 22-year sunspot cycle. They just can't make it work in their simulations. Either a detail is askew, or it's back to the drawing board.

What causes ice ages?
Something about the way the planet tilts, wobbles, and careens around the sun presumably brings on ice ages every 100,000 years or so, but reams of climate records haven't explained exactly how.

What causes reversals in Earth's magnetic field?
Computer models and laboratory experiments are generating new data on how Earth's magnetic poles might flip-flop. The trick will be matching simulations to enough aspects of the magnetic field beyond the inaccessible core to build a convincing case.

How can genome changes other than mutations be inherited?
Researchers are finding ever more examples of this process, called epigenetics, but they can't explain what causes and preserves the changes.

What caused mass extinctions?
A huge impact did in the dinosaurs, but the search for other catastrophic triggers of extinction has had no luck so far. If more subtle or stealthy culprits are to blame, they will take considerably longer to find.

How many kinds of humans coexisted in the recent past, and how did they relate?
The new dwarf human species fossil from Indonesia suggests that at least four kinds of humans thrived in the past 100,000 years. Better dates and additional material will help confirm or revise this picture.



Source: ScienceMag.org


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From New Scientist/Metro UK


A whale with a mysterious singing voice that matches no other has been spotted cruising the ocean alone every autumn and winter since 1992, singing at a frequency of 52 hertz. Other whales sing at between 15 and 20 hertz. The routes taken by the mammal also do not match migration patterns of other species. But US marine biologist Mary Anne Daher said the calls were clearly that of a baleen, the family that includes blue and humpback whales. She doubts the whale belongs to a new species, although no similar call has been anywhere else, New Scientist reported.

I thought this was interesting for the frequency/migration difference and whether it has anything to do with the magnetic field changes


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Human Head Transplant




"This may surprise you, but I think we're here," said Dr. Robert White, "You have to turn that around and say when the brain is alive, and everything else is dead, the individual, the soul, the component that characterizes us, is still intact, still functioning."
The "heads in jar" technology fetured in Futurama may not be all that far into the future after all. The heads of mokey's have already been transplanted to the bodies of other (less fortunate) monkey's and researchs beleive that the human brain is also capable of sustaining such transplant as well.

"For the first time in the history of medicine we were now able to keep alive a highly sophisticated animal's brain," Dr. White, 76, says. "The next step was to develop a transplant model where we actually took the head to the body of another animal from which its own head had been removed."
Wouldnt it be awsome if some day you could go to the "head mussem" and have a chat with former presidents or the briliant minds from the past? haha.. Thats halfbakery , please forgive me, what happened to halfbakery.com?? That site was revolutionary.



Source: Human Head Transplants, Not Science Fiction, by Bev Wake (The Ottawa Citizen)


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Photon Belt being discovered by mainstream scientists?


More than just Earth Changes

So, all in all, what we're seeing is a lot more than just what they call Earth Changes. Some people get into the idea that there is an interaction Between the Earth and the Sun that's going on here. Very, very few people are aware of the work that is being done in the Russian National Academy of Sciences in Siberia, specifically in Novosibirsk, where they are doing this research.

They've come to the conclusion that the only possible thing that could be causing this energetic change all throughout the Solar System is that we are moving into an area of energy that is different - that is higher.

The glowing plasma at the leading edge of our Solar System has recently increased 1000 percent

Now, check this out. The Sun itself has a magnetic field, of course, and that magnetic field creates an egg around the Solar System, which is known as the heliosphere. The heliosphere is shaped like a teardrop, with the long and thin end of the drop pointing in the opposite direction from the direction that we're traveling. It's just like a comet, where the tail is always pointing away from the Sun.

The Russians have looked at the leading edge of this heliosphere, and they have observed glowing, excited plasma energy there. This plasma energy used to be 10 astronomical units deep (an astronomical unit is the distance from the Earth to the Sun, 93,000,000 miles). So ten astronomical units represents the normal thickness of this glowing energy that we used to see at the front end of the Solar System.
Today, that glowing plasma has gone to 100 astronomical units deep.
www.fourwinds10.com

I was reading about the Photon Belt courtesy of Clow in 1997 - but its the sort of thing that, well over time knowledge spreads. (no tinfoil beanie necessary...YET.)


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NASA's expenditure


This is doing the rounds in emails:

When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly
discovered that ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat this problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and
$12 billion developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 300 C.

The Russians used a pencil.


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HAARP becomes scarier


"Eham.net, the website for Ham Radio enthusiasts, is reporting that the controversial HAARP research facility in Alaska is set to quadruple in power over the next 3 years. Technical Specialist Richard Lampe said that 'joint funding through DARPA will allow HAARP to quadruple in size from its current 960 kW output to 3.6 MW.'"

There are some who believe it could be a weapon, others think it could accidentally cause a poleshift. Do a Google search on HAARP to learn more.

Source: Phenomena Magazine

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Paradigmatic Parallels - pt 2 - Morphic Resonance & Qabalistic Memes


Michael Scott McDaniel & Jonathan McGregor Bethel
Omega Point 2012

As we move forward into the techno society of the future, it is important to realize that the rights of the individual are paramount. We should not be swept away into the mind dulling sheepish attitude that crowd psychology promotes, and allow ourselves to be entranced by the thought contagion of little minds and dogmatic institutions.

This thought contagion can be shown in the silence that spreads across a crowded room instantaneously and is the result of the morphic resonance of the group mind. Dr. Rupert Sheldrake delineates the theory of morphogenetic resonance as, “a nonmaterial organizing collective memory field that affects all biological systems. This field can be envisioned as a hyper spatial information reservoir that brims and spills over into a much larger region of influence when critical mass is reached - a point referred to as morphic resonance.”

Full Story ->> Omega Point 2012


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Robot security


MARON-1

While you are away, let the Fujitsu MARON-1 robot patrol your house. Keep in touch with it using your mobile phone. If it detects an intruder, it can yell or phone for help. And much more.

Expected to sell next year for $3000

Won't be long before they are capable of minding the kids!

Source: Fujitsu

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Robot security


MARON-1

While you are away, let the Fujitsu MARON-1 robot patrol your house. Keep in touch with it using your mobile phone. If it detects an intruder, it can yell or phone for help. And much more.

Expected to sell next year for $3000

Won't be long before they are capable of minding the kids!

Source: Fujitsu

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New insect order


New insect order
"Gladiators are carnivorous, and they eat a variety of other insects, some as large as themselves. In the wild we saw them feeding on small moths, silverfish and cockroaches. In captivity they seemed to prefer living flies and crickets. Dead mealworms also suit their tastes."

Not just a new species, the Gladiator represents an entire new order of insect.

Source: Scientific American

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NASA To Test Microwave Effects On Plants


NASA are considering the idea of transmitting power from satellites to Earth via microwaves.

"One of our main questions is how organisms will respond to sustained microwave exposure because the beam from space will be on all the time," said scientist Jay Skiles of NASA Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley.
This may be all well and true, but could there be a further reason for this experiment, something to do with fears of space radiation increasing... (probably not, I'm no conspiracy freak!)


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Gamma Ray Bursts are from Supernovae


Long been guessed at, finally proven (well as much as space scientists prove anything)

New Scientist
Cosmiverse


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Ratbot


RatBot

Rats controlled by implants in their brains could one day be used to search for landmines or the buried victims of earthquakes. Researchers have created 5 of these ratbots and succeeded in steering them through an obstacle course by remote control.
There are also some killer squirrels and fish that glow in the dark in the news this week


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Inject DNA


"Companies could soon be modifying everything from the farm animals that produce our food to our pets....The extra DNA is simply injected into an animal's bloodstream. Within a couple of weeks, it is integrated into a high proportion of cells in many different tissues"....reports New Scientist


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Meat without killing animals!


Yayyyyyy!
This news has been very under-reported by the mainstream media, but the implications are extraordinary - it appears that:

Meat will one day be grown in factories

New Scientist reports:

In a bid to make a simple source of nutritious food for long-distance space travellers, scientists at Touro College in New York have managed to make slices of fish grow bigger. Their achievement holds out the prospect of growing meat in industrial quantities from the muscle cell lines of various animals or fish.

"This could save you having to slaughter animals for food," says project leader Morris Benjaminson....Benjaminson's group cut chunks of muscle five to 10 centimetres long from large goldfish. After washing the chunks in alcohol, they immersed them in a vat of fetal bovine serum, a nutrient-rich liquid extracted from the blood of unborn calves, which biologists usually use for growing cells in the lab.

After a week in the vat, the fish chunks had grown by 14 per cent....


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Off Topic - Light stopped!


"Pulses of light have been slowed down and stopped in a solid for the first time. Alexey Turukhin of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US and colleagues used an yttrium-based crystal to slow light pulses to just 45 metres per second, and then to trap and release them. Previously, these effects had only been seen in gases, which are more difficult to control. A solid should be easier to develop into real applications, such as high-density information storage for quantum computing" - More at PhysicsWeb

Note: One month later they did the same thing at Rowland Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

PLUS! Electricity goes faster than the speed of light...(well, they cheat)


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