I N P h o b e Takes A Break

[For the next few days INPhobe's taking a break. Will be posting again soon!]
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[In the mean time, you can watch (or re-watch) Zeitgeist and Zeitgeist Addendum (both with spanish subtitles), or just pass the link to someone who hasn't seen them.]

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Seeing red: The cloned puppy that glows in the dark

At first glance, this sweet beagle puppy seems nothing out of the ordinary.
But when she is lit with an ultraviolet light, the astonishing dog glows in the dark.
Ruppy - short for Ruby Puppy - was one of five cloned puppies genetically engineered to produce a fluorescent protein by scientists. When placed under an ultraviolet light they all glow a deep red.
They were created by a team led by Byeong-Chun Lee of Seoul National University in South Korea, who created the first cloned dog Snuppy in 2005.
The dogs are transgenic animals, which means their genetic code has been deliberately modified rather than mutating naturally.
Team member CheMyong Ko from the University of Lexington said they could go on to create dogs with human illnesses.
'The next step for us is to generate a true disease model,' he told New Scientist magazine.

New message from stars & one of the best footage of extraterrestrials vehicle

Crop Circles -2009 Update- Numbers 5 & 6

[Formation Nº 5 @ Liddington Castle Fort - nr Chiseldon, Wiltshire - reported April 25, 2009]
This is not visible anywhere near the road. it must be visible from the top of the hill only. But I[Dene Hine] came upon a small formation that contained 4 circles, 2 outlined and 2 solid, joined by lines. I would say the whole formation would be under 100ft. [No aerial photography available for this one...sorry]

[Formation Nº 6 @ Roundway Hill - nr Devizes, Wiltshire - reported April 25, 2009]
This new circle discovered this morning while Olivier (member of the WCCSG team) was flying. It's above the Roundway Hill white horse near Devizes. In rape about 200ft.

Does DNA Have Telepathic Properties?

DNA has been found to have a bizarre ability to put itself together, even at a distance, when according to known science it shouldn't be able to. Explanation: None, at least not yet.
Scientists are reporting evidence that contrary to our current beliefs about what is possible, intact double-stranded DNA has the “amazing” ability to recognize similarities in other DNA strands from a distance. Somehow they are able to identify one another, and the tiny bits of genetic material tend to congregate with similar DNA. The recognition of similar sequences in DNA’s chemical subunits, occurs in a way unrecognized by science. There is no known reason why the DNA is able to combine the way it does, and from a current theoretical standpoint this feat should be chemically impossible.
Even so, the research published in ACS’ Journal of Physical Chemistry B, shows very clearly that homology recognition between sequences of several hundred nucleotides occurs without physical contact or presence of proteins. Double helixes of DNA can recognize matching molecules from a distance and then gather together, all seemingly without help from any other molecules or chemical signals.

Spain plugs in largest solar-tower power plant


Abengoa Solar of Spain on Monday reported successful tests of its second solar tower in operation, in which the sun's heat is used to make electricity.
The 531-foot solar tower, located near Seville, Spain, features a number of improvements on the first design and has exceeded the anticipated output. Called PS20, the installation is the largest in the world with a capacity of 20 megawatts, enough electricity to supply 10,000 homes, according to the company.
A solar tower configuration uses a field of heliostats, or mirrors, to concentrate sunlight onto a receiver held in the tower. The heat creates steam which turns a turbine to make electricity. The PS20 project has 1,255 of these heliostats, with each heliostat having a surface area of 1,291 square feet.
Concentrating solar thermal technology has been used in desert areas in Spain and the southwest U.S. for decades and is seeing a resurgence as utilities seek out cost-effective solar power.
The traditionalsolar concentrating power uses rows of mirrored troughs that follow the sun over the course of the day.
Solar tower technology is considered the successor technology to mirrored troughs and is being pursued by a number of solar companies, including renewable energy powerhouse Abengoa and California start-ups BrightSource Energy and eSolar.
Abengoa Solar said that this installation improved on the first solar tower in Spain with better control systems and solar thermal energy storage system.
[Source: cnet news]
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Prehistoric Gene Reawakens to Battle HIV

'The next great war will start inside us. 'In the next stage of evolution, mankind is history'.
About 95% of the human genome has once been designated as "junk" DNA. While much of this sequence may be an evolutionary artifact that serves no present-day purpose, some junk DNA may function in ways that are not currently understood. The conservation of some junk DNA over many millions of years of evolution may imply an essential function that has been "turned off." Now scientists say there's a junk gene that fights HIV. And they've discovered how to turn it back on.
What these scientists have done could give us the first bulletproof HIV vaccine. They have re-awakened the human genome's latent potential to make us all into HIV-resistant creatures, and hey've published their ground-breaking research in PLoS Biology.
What these scientists have done could give us the first bulletproof HIV vaccine. They have re-awakened the human genome's latent potential to make us all into HIV-resistant creatures, and they've published their ground-breaking research in PLoS Biology.


''Internet representa el riesgo de ataque nacional número uno en Virginia, América o en cualquier parte del mundo.
Hace plantearse si de verdad hubiera sido mejor que nunca hubiésemos inventado Internet.
Todo el mundo está siendo atacado, cualquiera puede hacerlo.
Pueden derrumbar el país, acabar con la red eléctrica, el sistema bancario.
Es un problema aterradora y espeluznantemente grande, incluso aún más inmenso y me pregunto qué podemos hacer al respecto.''
-Jay Rockefeller
Internet tal y como lo conocemos se encuentra en peligro. Las nuevas reglas de la U.E. (Paquete de Telecomunicaciones) que pretenden aprobar a finales de abril, proponen que los proveedores de banda ancha tengan la capacidad legal de limitar el número de páginas web que puedes ver, y de decirte si se te permite o no usar determinados servicios. Se disfrazará de ‘nuevas opciones para el consumidor según sus necesidades’. Se le ofrecerá a la gente paquetes del estilo de los paquetes de TV - con un número limitado de opciones para acceder. Es decir, tu acceso a internet estará limitado según el “paquete” que hayas contratado, no podrás acceder a todas las páginas, sino sólo a aquellas que constan en tu “paquete”.
Esto significa que Internet se restringirá y tu capacidad de acceder y subir contenidos podría ser seriamente restringida. Se crearán cubículos de accesibilidad a Internet, la accesibilidad a internet será completamente diferente a como la conocemos hoy, a como la hemos conocido siempre. ¿Por qué? Internet está permitiendo ahora el intercambio de archivos, conocimiento, relaciones, información entre personas que no pueden ser controlados o “facilitados” por parte de cualquier intermediario (el estado o una corporación), esto mejora la vida de los ciudadanos, hace el acceso al conocimiento mucho más accesible para todos; pero fuerza a la industria (de las telecomunicaciones, la cultura…) a perder poder y control. Esa es la razón por la que están presionando a los gobiernos a realizar estos cambios.
La excusa es controlar el flujo de la música, las películas y el contenido del entretenimiento contra la presunta piratería de las descargas gratis, usando el compartir archivos P2P. Sin embargo, las víctimas reales de este plan serán todos los usuarios de Internet y el acceso democrático e independiente a la información, la cultura y los bienes.
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