6.09.2009

HOME

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Estamos viviendo un periodo crucial. Los científicos nos dicen que solo tenemos 10 años para cambiar nuestros modos de vida, evitar de agotar los recursos naturales y impedir una evolución catastrófica del clima de la Tierra.
Cada uno de nosotros debe participar en el esfuerzo colectivo, y es para sensibilizar al mayor número de personas que realizé la película HOME.
Para que esta película sea difundida lo más ampliamente posible, tenía que ser gratuita. Un mecenas, el grupo PPR, permitió que lo sea. Europacorp que lo distribuye, se comprometió en no tener ningún beneficio porque HOME no tiene ningún interés comercial.
Me gustaría que esta película se convierta en vuestra pelicula. Compártelo. Y actúa.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Everything is OK 3 (Camden Stories)

[Outstanding!! Please look for more from these guys]
It's time to wake up and for the people to reclaim this world from the forces of fear and ignorance.
These are our adventures in Camden.
Namaste. Peace. Love. Salaam. Shalom.

Scientists faking results and omitting unwanted findings in research

·Faking results and omitting inconvenient truths in scientific research is more widespread than originally thought, a study finds.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/science/sciencenews/5438844/Scientists-faking-results-and-omitting-unwanted-findings-in-research.html
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More than two-thirds of researchers said they knew of colleagues who had committed "questionable" practices and one in seven said that included inventing findings.
But when scientists were asked about their own behaviour only two per cent admitted to having faked results.
The findings, published in the journal Public Library of Science, are based on a review of 21 scientific misconduct surveys carried out between 1986 and 2005.
The results paint a picture of a profession in which dishonesty and misrepresentation are widespread.
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Daniele Fanelli, of the University of Edinburgh, who carried out the investigation, believes that high-profile cases such as that of Hwang Woo-Suk, the South Korean scientist disgraced for fabricating human stem cell data, are less unusual than is generally assumed.
"Increasing evidence suggests that known frauds are just the tip of the iceberg and that many cases are never discovered," he said.
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Opening Doors on the Way to a Personal Robot

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/09/science/09robot.html?_r=1&hpw
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Willow Garage, a Silicon Valley robotics research group, said that its experimental PR2 robot, which has wheels and can travel at speeds up to a mile and a quarter per hour, was able to open and pass through 10 doors and plug itself into 10 standard wall sockets in less than an hour. In a different test, the same robot completed a marathon in the company’s office, traveling 26.2 miles. PR2 will not compete with humans yet; it took more than four days.
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Willow Garage was founded by Scott Hassan, one of the designers of the original Google search engine. The company’s name is a reference to a small garage on Willow Road in Menlo Park, Calif., which was Google’s first office. The company is trying to develop a new generation of robotic personal assistants. Roboticists here and at other companies envision creating something on the scale of the personal computer industry, with mechanical personal assistants taking over a lot of drudgery, from cleaning up to fetching a beer from the refrigerator.
This is not a new hope, nor is it the first time that robots have tried to open doors, navigate rooms and recharge themselves. The Beast, a robot built at Johns Hopkins University in the mid-1960s, was able to locate standard wall sockets to refuel. And devices like the inexpensive iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner can locate and dock with a specially designed charging station.
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Sleeping on a problem can really solve it

·Sleeping on a problem really can help solve it, claim scientists who discovered a nap can improve your powers of creativity.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5476979/Sleeping-on-a-problem-really-can-solve-it-claim-scientists.html
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Researchers found that people were able to think more laterally and quickly after a snooze and that if they dreamed the ability was even more enhanced.
The scientists believe that "incubating" a problem often leads to a solution but that the effect was increased when people entered a phase of sleep known as Rapid Eye Movement (REM).
They believe that REM- which occurs most predominantly just before we awake – helps the brain make connections between unrelated subjects.
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[...] it appears REM sleep especially helps achieve new solutions by allowing the brain to make new and useful associations between unrelated ideas.
"We found that – for creative problems that you've already been working on – the passage of time is enough to find solutions," said Prof Mednick. "However, for new problems, only REM sleep enhances creativity."
The researchers said that the findings suggested that sleep was a creative process and underlined the recommendation by Nobel Prize winning chemist Friedrich Kekule who said we must "learn to dream".
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Global weapons spending hits record levels

·US accounts for more than half total increase to $1.4tn.
·China now second biggest spender in world league table.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jun/08/record-world-weapons-spending
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Worldwide spending on weapons has reached record levels amounting to well over $1tn last year, a leading research organisation reported today.
Global military expenditure has risen by 45% over the past decade to $1.46tn, according to the latest annual Yearbook on Armaments, Disarmament, and International Security published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri).
Though the US accounts for more than half the total increase, China and Russia nearly tripled their military expenditure over the decade, with China now second only to the US in the military expenditure league table.
"China had both the largest absolute and the largest relative increase," says the Sipri report. The increase "has roughly paralleled its economic growth and is also linked to its major power aspirations," it adds.
Other regional powers, including India, Brazil and Algeria, also substantially increased their spending on arms, the report says.
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Despega la misión 'Sunrise', que desvelará las claves del Sol

·Las imágenes que obtendrá serán de una "resolución sin precedentes" y permitirán estudiar el campo magnético solar.
http://www.elperiodico.com/default.asp?idpublicacio_PK=46&idioma=CAS&idnoticia_PK=619689&idseccio_PK=1012
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El telescopio solar Sunrise, que viajará en globo estratosférico para estudiar la estructura y dinámica del campo magnético del Sol, ha despegado esta mañana a las 8:30 horas desde el Centro Espacial Esrange, cerca de la ciudad de Kiruna (Suecia).
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Un estudio primordial para el planeta
Juan Carlos del Toro, investigador del Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía del CSIC, en Granada, e integrante del equipo Sunrise, ha destacado "la resolución sin precedentes" de las imágenes y espectros que obtendrá el telescopio, cuyo análisis "permitirá abordar uno de los mayores desafíos de la astrofísica actual, el campo magnético solar".
En este campo magnético hay gran cantidad de energía que se manifiesta de muy variadas formas, desde las manchas hasta las tormentas solares. Su estudio resulta primordial porque la actividad solar afecta de forma directa a nuestro planeta y porque constituye el único objeto celeste lo suficientemente cercano para estudiar un campo magnético en detalle.
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Crop Circles -2009 Update- Nº 20

[Formation Nº 20 @ Bishop Cannings - nr Devizes, Wiltshire - reported June 8, 2009]
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