Saturday, June 30, 2012

Shenzhou-9 Lands Safely in Mongolia

Shenzhou-9 China spacecraft landed safely, Friday, returning crew of three with only minor tumble on impact in Inner Mongolia. The mission included docking with Tiangong-1 lab module, a key step towards completion of a permanent space station by 2020. The video provides awesome view captured by trailing helicopter of Chinese module setting down in desert!


Flashback: Shenzhou-9 Spacecraft June 16 Launch Successful*

Another NRO Spy Sat Launched Friday From Cape Canaveral

Another NRO Spy Sat Launched Friday From Cape Canaveral
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) launched yet another spy satellite. The NRO-15 lifted off on a Delta 4 Heavy rocket Friday morning at Cape Canaveral, Florida. It's the second spy satellite launch in just nine days and the third of four since April with the next one expected in August from Vandenberg AFB, California. The NRO holding true to its motto: "Vigilance From Above." Political analysts believe spy satellite launches represent fulfillment of Joint Vision 2020 - full spectrum dominance. A person can't help wonder if timetable connected to limited spy capabilities over Iran? The threat of losing drones, making missions too risky, filled with potential for embarrassment? You may drop below the fold to view Friday launch video.

Friday, June 29, 2012

SWAT Raids Wrong Home Due to Open Wi-Fi Network

SWAT Raids Wrong Home Due to Open Wi-Fi Network
from arstechnica.com: The long-standing, heavily documented militarization of even small-town American police forces was always going to create problems when it met anonymous Internet threats. And so it has, again — this time in Evansville, Indiana, where officers acted on some Topix postings threatening violence against local police. They then sent an entire SWAT unit to execute a search warrant on a local house, one in which the front door was open and an 18-year old woman sat inside watching TV.

Lake Made By 1908 Tunguska Blast Meteor, Claim Scientists

Lake Made By 1908 Tunguska Blast Meteor, Claim Scientists
Luca Gasperini, leader of an Italian expedition, has researched 1908 Tunguska Blast in Siberia for over 20 years. Natallia Etorre and Vladimir Tikhominrov write an excellent article about the research and mixed response it's received in article, "Scientists uncover evidence in Siberia's century-old meteorite mystery." Gasperini shares his inspiration to undertake research in such a remote forbidding location, "'I have been fascinated by the Tunguska mystery since childhood and I have dreamed of discovering the meteorite all my life,' the Italian professor said. 'So, as soon as I had a chance, I put together a team of specialists and we went to Russia.'" The expedition from ISAR Institute for Marine Geology in Bologna, Italy has been coming to the Podkamennaya Tunguska River basin since 1991.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

#DataDump: Cops, Robots, Minerals and more

Uncle Sam Wants You! to Combat Online Piracy*
DefCon: 20 Years of Hackers, Hijinks and Snooping Feds*
How Anonymous Picks Targets, Launches Attacks, and Takes Powerful Organizations Down*
Military Judge Orders Obama Admin to Turn over Proof that WikiLeaks Documents Damaged National Security*
‘Big Brother’? No, It’s Parents:
Software Helps Parents Monitor Their Children Online
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Apple Stores in Atlanta Refuse to Sell iPads to U.S.-Born Iranian-Americans*
Kim Dotcom Taunts U.S. Law Enforcement via Twitter*
Judge Rules Megaupload Raids ‘Illegal’*
Mobile Carriers Gladly Give Your Data to the Cops, But Not to You*
In a Big Network of Computers, Evidence of Machine Learning*
Robot beats human at rock, paper, scissors. Every time.*
China May Be Suspicious of US Air Force’s X-37B Space Plane*
Panguite, New Mineral Discovered In Meteorite*
Video: '7 minutes of terror' for next Mars probe*

New Zealand Judge Rules Kim DotCom Warrants Invalid

New Zealand Judge Rules Kim DotCom Warrants Invalid
from news.cnet.com: High Court judge finds search warrants were too general and rules the data in cloned drives should not have been released to the FBI.

The U.S. piracy case against MegaUpload founder Kim DotCom appears to have run aground, with a New Zealand court ruling that the search warrants issued in January were invalid.

New Zealand High Court Judge Helen Winkelmann ruled Thursday that the warrants did not adequately describe the offenses alleged, according to a report in the New Zealand Herald. "Indeed they fell well short of that," she said. "They were general warrants, and as such, are invalid."

She also ruled that it was unlawful for the data confiscated in the raid to have been sent offshore, saying "the release of the cloned hard drives to the FBI for shipping to the United States was contrary to the 16 February direction" [given by the court] "that the items seized were to remain in the custody and control of the Commissioner of Police."

MegaUpload is a cloud-storage locker that DotCom claims was completely legitimate and protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. U.S. officials, who are trying to extradite Dotcom and six associates to face piracy and wire fraud charges, say he encouraged users to store pirated videos, music, software, and other media and then share them with others. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Zealand Sex Offenders To Be Tracked By Satellite

New Zealand Sex Offenders To Be Tracked By Satellite
from stuff.co.nz: Tracking high-risk sex offenders in "real time" using satellite technology will give "peace of mind" to the public, Corrections minister Anne Tolley says.

The 24-hour Global Positioning System (GPS) will be rolled out from August - in time to keep tabs on serial sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson, known as the Beast of Blenheim.

Real time monitoring, using ankle bracelets, will track the movements of offenders in the community, Tolley said.

Corrections staff would be alerted and could intervene if offenders strayed into "exclusion zones" such as parks, schools and other specific locations or if they break curfew.

Baltic Anomaly Update: Electronics Stop Working In Vicinity

Baltic Anomaly Update: Electronics Stop Working In Vicinity
Mail Online article provides fascinating new info on anomalous object dubbed 'the Millenium Falcon' for its likeness to the Star Wars spacecraft. The object is 60 ft in diameter and lies under 285 feet of water on Baltic Sea floor in the Botnia Gulf between Sweden and Finland. Article adds some tantalizing tidbits, "Professional diver Stefan Hogerborn, part of the Ocean X team which is exploring the anomaly, said some of the team's cameras and the team's satellite phone would refuse to work when directly above the object, and would only work once they had sailed away. He is quoted as saying: 'Anything electric out there - and the satellite phone as well - stopped working when we were above the object. And then we got away about 200 meters and it turned on again, and when we got back over the object it didn’t work.'" Another Ocean X team Dennis Åsberg declared: "'I am one hundred percent convinced and confident that we have found something that is very, very, very unique.'" Electrical properties of object imply something other than natural phenomenon, at the least, make it less likely. It also resonates with UFO-lore of electric devices failing when encountering UFOs. Ground Zero Live Host Clyde Lewis suspects Baltic Anomaly may be Nazi Saucer in recent article, "Spøkelseraketter – THE NAZI GHOST MACHINE." It's a possibility greater than the idea of an ancient alien spacecraft.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Z-Pinch Effect To Shorten Trip To Mars

Z-Pinch Effect To Shorten Trip To Mars
Universe Today article reports a trip to Mars can be shortened from 30 weeks to just eight weeks time. University of Alabama at Huntsville researchers will team with Marshall Space Flight Center and Boeing to lay groundwork for a nuclear fusion propulsion system.  UAH researchers refer to principle as a slapshot of plasma energy to a two inch puck of lithium deuteride to supply greater propulsion than provided currently by more conventional rockets.  The nuclear fusion reaction is called the Z-pinch effect.  In the Universe Today article,  UAH researchers refer to new system as not that different from conventional rocket propulsion, "..a pulsed fusion engine is pretty much the same thing as a regular rocket engine: a 'flying tea kettle.' Cold material goes in, gets energized and hot gas pushes out. The difference is how much and what kind of cold material is used, and how forceful the push out is." 

Monday, June 25, 2012

'Chasing UFOs' Documentary Airs On National Geographic

Chasing UFOs, a National Geographic show, airs this Friday at 9p. The stars are Ben McGee, physical scientist, Erin Ryder, tech and recon (adds T&A), and James Fox, Ufologist, Fox adds substance due to his films, best known, "I Know What I Saw," a successful UFO documentary. Show appears to be take-off on UFO Hunters. The episode will showcase Texas sightings. You may want to check it out on an idle Friday night.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Retro Sci-Fi Weekend: Science Fiction Theatre

Science Fiction Theatre was the father of all modern sci-fi tv shows. The series hosted by Truman Bradley, a 1940s film actor and war correspondent, ran 78 episodes from 1955-1957. "Time Is Just A Place" stars Don Defore, and Marie Windsor, who play a young couple who discover"... their neighbors, who possess a sonic broom and many other technologically advanced household items, are fugitives from the future who have fled to the past to escape an oppressive government," according to Wikipedia. The second episode appears in color as all episodes were filmed for the series' first season. Science Fiction Theatre is the forerunner to more familiar shows such as The Twilight Zone, and The Outer Limits. Please enjoy the episode, admission is free.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cyber Espionage: New Worm Attacks AutoCad, Steals Blueprints

Cyber Espionage: New Worm Attacks AutoCad, Steals Blueprintsfrom venturebeat.com: Stuxnet showed us the potential for great damage with an attack on infrastructure. Now, a new piece of malware is taking the attack a step further: it’s stealing the plans for your infrastructure, maybe even before it’s built. “I think every public organization should be concerned about this,” said ESET security intelligence program manager Pierre-Marc Bureau in an interview with VentureBeat. “When you’re starting to see some serious attempts at stealing intellectual property from one country to another, that’s something to be concerned about.” Security firm ESET discovered the malware, now called ACAD/Medre.A, around February and noted it was “military-grade.” The worm attacks AutoCad, a popular piece of software used by architects and engineers to draw up blue prints and other infrastructure plans. It targets computers running the Windows operating system to steal and e-mail out AutoCad “drawings.” These drawings are then received by an e-mail that ESET found to be based in China.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Even Bigger Brother: Facebook Buys Face.com

Even Bigger Brother:  Facebook Buys Face.com
Can you imagine a tagged photo (what is tagging?) of yourself spreading to other facebook pages and beyond?  It may be harder to keep up with a tagged photo than ever before? It's probably too late, once, a tagged photo appears on the net, because of web spiders and crawlers equipped with archiving features.  How Tagging Works?   Madison Ruppert warns recently on Activist Post, "If you continue to use Facebook in a state of ignorant bliss, hopefully this will help you wake up to the reality of what this internet giant is really up to." Ruppert only implies nefarious intent, when Facebook purchased facial recognition start-up Face.com.  The present writer will spell it out.  Your tagged photo is digitized, in other words, optimized for cyberspace.  Your face could easily find its way into a database, used to identify you at some later date.

How bad could that be?  Your picture could be used to target you in a fast-approaching Orwellian world.   Debra Donston-Miller shows blatant contempt for the obvious intelligence gathering operation conducted under the guise of social media in her recent article, "Facebook Buys Face.com:  At What Privacy Cost?It's no less than supplying your own mug shot without any reason!  Think about it!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

NRO Launches US Spy Satellite On Secret Mission

NRO Launches US Spy Satellite On Secret Missionfrom Space.com: A new U.S. spy satellite launched into orbit Wednesday (June 20), kicking off a clandestine national security mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. The NROL-38 reconnaissance spacecraft lifted off at 8:28 a.m. EDT (1228 GMT) from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket. It marked a milestone flight for the rocket company, a partnership between Lockheed Martin and Boeing. "Congratulations to the NRO and to all the mission partners involved in this critical national security launch," Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president for Mission Operations, said in a statement. "This launch marks an important milestone as we celebrate the 50th successful Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) mission, with 31 Atlas 5 and 19 Delta 4 missions flown since August 2002."

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Betelgeuse: Red Giant to Burst into Supernova?

Betelgeuse:  Red Giant to Burst into Supernova?
Betelgeuse, a red giant, is in the constellation Orion, one of the brightest stars in the night sky.  A recent Daily Galaxy article reports the Red Super Giant, shrunk by 15 per cent over the last 15 years.  "Red giant stars are thought to have short, complicated and violent lifespans. Lasting at most a few million years, they quickly burn out their hydrogen fuel and then switch to helium, carbon and other elements in a series of partial collapses, refuelings and restarts.  Betelgeuse, which is thought to be reaching the end of its lifespan, may be experiencing one of those collapses as it switches from one element to another as nuclear-fusion fuel," explains article.  The above image was obtained by "...using different state-of-the-art techniques on ESO's Very Large Telescope, two independent teams of astronomers obtained the sharpest ever views of the supergiant star Betelgeuse. They show that the star has a vast plume of gas almost as large as our Solar System and a gigantic bubble boiling on its surface. These discoveries provide important clues to help explain how these mammoths shed material at such a tremendous rate."

A core collapse is thought to precede a star burst into Supernova and according to article, "Betelgeuse... could burst into its supernova phase and become as bright as a full moon - and last for as long as a year." Betelgeuse is 600 light years from Earth. We'll just have to wait and see, but don't stay up too long, it may not happen for 100,000 years!

Monday, June 18, 2012

A List Of Top Ten Scrapped Spaceships

A List Of Top Ten Scrapped Spaceships
Discovery Space provides interesting Top 10 List of Scrapped Spaceships. Favorite designs are the Wernher Von Braun Ferry Rocket, Project Orion, an atomic spaceship, Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar and the Lockheed X-33 Venture Star. In "Almost Famous: The X-20 DynaSoar," The Living Moon article reveals: "The semi-winged DynaSoar evolved greatly. The basic idea was to lob the bird into low Earth orbit and skip across the upper atmosphere like a rock across a pond, a concept then known as "dynamic soaring." Then some wag decided to shorten the term to "DynaSoar"-perhaps forgetting the fate that awaited the craft's prehistoric namesakes!...Then a proposal was developed that would have seen three stages in development-DynaSoar I, II, III, and finally the operational DynaSoar Manned Orbital Weapons System." The X-planes seem certainly direct ancestors of present X-37 Orbital Test Vehcile, history implies a weapons program and reason for strong protests from Russia and India concerning X-37 mission.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Voyager 1: Break On Through To The Other Side

Voyager 1: Break On Through To The Other Side:
Voyager 1 is poised to break on through to the other side - into interstellar space.  An amazing achieve- ment, Voyager 1 has traveled 11 billion miles in nearly 35 years to exit solar system. Ed Stone, a Cal Tech Voyager project scientist, said, "'the latest data indicate that we are clearly in a new region where things are changing more quickly. It is very exciting. We are approaching the solar system’s frontier...From January 2009 to January 2012, there had been a gradual increase of about 25 percent in the amount of galactic cosmic rays Voyager was encountering... Beginning on May 7, the cosmic ray hits have increased five percent in a week and nine percent in a month,'" reported via Universe Today. Data transmitted by the satellite traveling at 35,000 mph, takes presently about 16.5 hours to reach Earth. "The second important measure from the spacecraft’s two telescopes is the intensity of energetic particles generated inside the heliosphere, the bubble of charged particles the sun blows around itself. While there has been a slow decline in the measurements of these energetic particles, they have not dropped off precipitously, which could be expected when Voyager breaks through the solar boundary," adds article. The present writer suspects they don't make them like Voyager, anymore--hats off!

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus

from brasschecktv.com: Developed under George W. Bush. Unleashed upon the world by Barack H. Obama. Re-engineered by America's adversaries. The next can of worms is already open...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

X-37B Lands June 16 At Vandenberg After 15 Months In Space

What goes up must come down, but X-37B OTV demonstrates none too quickly, considering March 5, 2011 launch. The remotely flown mini-Space Shuttle landed at Vandenberg AFB today in wee hours after more than one year in orbit. It does stand to reason, whether US military wanted to be on the ground, if something untoward were to happen to China's recently launched Shenzhou-9 spacecraft?

Shenzhou-9 Spacecraft June 16 Launch Successful

Shenzhou-9 spacecraft taking aloft two men and China's first woman astronaut, blasted off June 16 from Gobi Desert for a two week mission to dock with Tiangong-1 Space Lab. It's an impressive feat with Chinese Long March 2F rocket bearing resemblance to Russian Proton rocket! You wonder how much leaked American tech also aided China in getting to where they are today?

Friday, June 15, 2012

Robert Goddard: American Rocket Pioneer

Robert Goddard: American Rocket Pioneer
Dr Robert H. Goddard, professor and inventor, built first liquid fuel rocket launched March 16, 1926 from his aunt's farm in Auburn, MA. Goddard authored research monograph in 1919, "A Method Of Reaching Extreme Atlitudes," still "considered one of the classic texts of 20th-century rocket science," according to Wikipedia. Goddard was generally criticized in the United States for his rockets, but enjoyed more respect abroad. In 1920, the New York Times rebuffed Goddard for failing to recognize rocket propulsion could not work in the vacuum of space. The three years following 1926 launch, saw little progress and noise complaints, forced Goddard to move his testing grounds. In 1929, Goddard gained the attention of Charles Lindburgh, the famous aviator, who helped secure funding for his continued work.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

'The Cryptoterrestrials: A Meditation on Indigenous Humanoids and the Aliens Among Us'

'The Cryptoterrestrials: A Meditation on Indigenous Humanoids and the Aliens Among Us'
Is there a superior race who lives among us? Are they a fragile and sickly lot with high cheekbones and large eyes? Have they interbred with us in an attempt to reinvigorate their kind? Do they deceive us into serving them, in other words, enslaved us? Mac Tonnies, a young writer, looks for them in a posthumously published book, "The Cryptoterrestrials." Cryptoterrestrials (CTs) are viewed similarly to and get categorized in with the Ultraterrestrials of authors Jacques Vallee and John Keel. Ken Korczak summarizes the details in "Ultraterrestrials: Do They Walk Among Us?" CTs engage in deception, it's suggested, as a series of ruses to cover true vulnerabilities. A review of Tonnies' book suggests our co-inhabitants are challenged on a couple of fronts: "(A) the appearance of a "debilitating genetic syndrome" that ravaged their society; and (B) the rising infestation of a violent species that threatened to eclipse - in number - their own society." Filmmaker Jay Weidner and author Anthony Sanchez offer their views on "the Cryptos" in a recent Project Camelot interview (at 1:00 hour mark). Weidner believes aliens are only concerned with keeping their existence hidden and profiting off of humankind - that's it. Weidner and Sanchez believe Cryptos are capable of capricious acts of violence in pursuit of their goals. Sanchez believes he's been recently poisoned by a Crypto and Weidner suggests Sanchez may be getting too close? Mac Tonnies passed away in 2009 from cardiac arrhythmia at the age of 34, you wonder if he was getting too close? You can view Tonnies' thoughts on CTs in a  brief 2006 interview below.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

March 7 Solar Flare Emitted Highest Energy Light Ever Detected

The Sun is approaching Solar Maximum, expected to occur in 2013. Was March 7th X5.4 solar flare an indication of things to come? "During a powerful solar blast in March, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected the highest-energy light ever associated with an eruption on the sun," states the video summary.

Monday, June 11, 2012

US Ignites Cyber Warfare Through Stuxnet, Flame Malware

US Ignites Cyber Warfare Through Stuxnet, Flame Malwarefrom brasschecktv.com: "Do as I say, not as I do," is the very definition of authoritarianism. In instigating cyber attacks while simultaneously declaring state sponsored cyber attacks to be "acts of war" it is more than just hypocritical, it could lead to a real military war. It also demonstrates that the administration is not truly interested in "negotiations", that's just a public relations front, while behind the scenes it's all about moving forward with the war. Abby Martin discusses the 'Stuxnet' computer virus and cyber warfare policy with Trevor Timm of the Electronic Frontier Foundation...

Related Updates:
Part of 'Flame' code found in Iranian computers same as Stuxnet*

Researchers Connect Flame to U.S.-Israel Stuxnet Attack*

Sunday, June 10, 2012

More Evidence Phoenix Lights Holographic Projection

More Evidence Phoenix Lights Holographic Projection
Writer Randall Fitzgerald supports his holograph hypothesis of 1997 Phoenix Lights in article "More evidence for 'Arizona Lights' as a holographic projection?" with details of two active military projects developing holographic projectors at that time. The article is a follow up of his two part series, "Were the 1997 Arizona Lights a psycho- logical warfare experiment?" part one and part two, Fitzgerald briefly summarizes two military projects, he uncovered, already at work on holographic projection in mid-nineties:

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Evidence '97 Phoenix Lights Were Psy War Test

Evidence '97 Phoenix Lights Were Psy War Test
Norio Hayakawa, former ufologist and Dulce base researcher, concluded years ago UFOs are likely part of government deception towards goal of New World Order (NWO). Hayakawa published his thesis, "UFOs, The Grand Deception And The Coming New World Order," by the mid-nineties. It's not surprising then, Hayakawa likes Examiner stories written by former Reader's Digest roving editor, Randall Fitzgerald, who reported on the 1997 Phoenix Lights. Fitzgerald saved his notes and searching for answers wrote in 2010 a two part series, "Were the 1997 Arizona Lights a psychological warfare experiment?" part one and part two.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Cars Avoid Crashes By Talking To Each Other

from ap: As a safety demonstration, it was a heart-stopper: A Ford Taurus was seconds away from cruising through an intersection when suddenly a row of red lights pulsed on the lower windshield and a warning blared that another car was approaching fast on the cross street. Braking quickly, the driver stopped just as the second car, previously unseen behind a large parked truck, barreled through a red light and across the Ford's path. The display at a recent transportation conference was a peek into the future of automotive safety: cars that to talk to each other and warn drivers of impending collisions. Later this summer, the government is launching a yearlong, real-world test involving nearly 3,000 cars, trucks and buses using volunteer drivers in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Legendary Writer Ray Bradbury Dies At Age 91

Science Fiction Legend Ray Bradbury dies at age 91 in Los Angeles after lengthy illness during a rare Transit of Venus on June 5th. A YouTube video (at left) is a relatively early biography in 1963 of Bradbury and it provides nostalgic insight into a still vigorous writer. The half-hour bio includes frames of key punch cards for younger audience who've never seen them. Bradbury is admired for being his own man, who shared feelings about technology in a late 2011 BBC News article: "'We have too many cellphones. We've got too many internets. We have got to get rid of those machines. We have too many machines now.'" You may also enjoy as a bonus, "Dial Double Zero", a short story about intelligence within a telephone system, included in above video - please RIP Ray Bradbury.

Related Update: Digital Copy of "Martian Chronicles" on Mars

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Century's Last Transit of Venus On June 5th

The last Transit of Venus for this century will occur June 5th. A video of most recent transit in 2004 provides idea what viewers can expect. A local transit calculator is available here. There are also tips for safe viewing at the Transit of Venus website.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Highly Anticipated Movie 'Prometheus' Opens June 8 In US

Highly Anticipated Movie 'Prometheus' Opens June 8 In US
3D film Prometheus will open in US theaters this Friday, June 8th, as director Ridley Scott returns to the Alien franchise universe, three decades later. "In 2089, archaeologist couple Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway discover a star map among the remnants of several otherwise unconnected ancient cultures. They interpret this as an invitation from humanity's forerunners. Peter Weyland, the elderly founder of the Weyland Corporation, funds the creation of the scientific vessel Prometheus to follow the map to the distant moon LV-223," begins plot summary provided by Wikipedia. Where does this lead the crew of the Prometheus, apparently, to the heavy ontological question "whether God exists"?

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sci-Fi Weekend Matinee: Earth vs. the Flyer Saucers

Sci-Fi Weekend Matinee: Earth vs. the Flyer Saucers
It's the weekend and time to escape with the 1956 science fiction classic, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers. The film directed by Fred F. Sears, but overshadowed by the special effects wizardry of legendary Ray Harryhausen still entertains over fifty years later. The stars of the film are Hugh Marlowe and Joan Taylor. Marlowe as Scientist Russell Marvin, head of project Skyhook, gets buzzed by a saucer early in film only to discover later it was an attempt to communicate. Marvin soon learns his project's rocket launches are shot down shortly after launch into space. Marvin reports his alien suspicions to superiors and presents accidentally recorded tape message for them but is met with skepticism. The scientist feels he must act and communicates successfully with the aliens. "Impatient, Marvin contacts the aliens and steals away to meet them, but Carol[Taylor] and Major Huglin follow him. They and a motorcycle cop are taken aboard a spaceship resting on Malibu Beach. They discover that the aliens have extracted knowledge from Gen. Hanley's brain, and now have him under their control, although they reassure [daughter] Carol that they can restore him. They also claim to be the last of their species and that they shot down the satellites because they thought they were weapons. As proof of their power, the aliens give Marvin the coordinates of where they sank a destroyer that had fired on them. the humans are released with the message that the aliens want to meet the world's leaders in 56 days in Washington, D.C. to negotiate an occupation," adds Wikipedia.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Positive Lightning Strikes Intensify As Cosmic Rays Increase

Positive Lightning Strikes Intensify As Cosmic Rays Increase
Cosmic Convergence 2012 website ponders need in recent article, "perhaps it’s time for the scientific community to verify these [electron chain] theories with data they can easily acquire," in response to a perceived increase in Positive Lighting Strikes (PLS). PLS "..are typically six to ten times more powerful than negative bolts, last around ten times longer, and can strike several kilometers or miles distant from the clouds. During a positive lightning strike, huge quantities of ELF and VLF radio waves are generated...," according to an article on lightning at electricalfun.com.