EU Approves Amflora, BASF's Genetically Optimized Starch Potato

According to 'The Chemical Company',
  • BASF plans to start commercial cultivation in 2010[!!]
  • Amflora will increase the competitiveness of the European starch industry[?!]

Amflora, BASF's Genetically Optimized Starch Potato - www.basf.com BASF - 'The Chemical Company'
Ludwigshafen , Germany – March 2, 2010 – Today the European Commission approved Amflora, BASF's genetically optimized starch potato, for commercial application in Europe. The potato can now be used for the production of industrial starch.

"After waiting for more than 13 years, we are delighted that the European Commission has approved Amflora," said Stefan Marcinowski, member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE. “We hope, that this decision is a milestone for further innovative products that will promote a competitive and sustainable agriculture in Europe.”

"The way is now clear for commercial cultivation of Amflora this year," said Peter Eckes, President of BASF Plant Science. "Amflora will strengthen the international position of the European potato starch industry."

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) confirmed on several occasions during the approval process that Amflora is safe for humans, animals and the environment.[!!!]
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Jimmy Sabori's Papp Engine

A two-cycle engine demonstrates power output up to 500 HP on a dynamometer; and a one-cycle engine with Plexiglas cylinder shows ignition of noble gas in vacuum process, which current physics says is impossible.

Chilean Quake May Have Shortened Earth Days

Chilean Quake May Have Shortened Earth Days - www.nasa.gov

The Feb. 27 magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile may have shortened the length of each Earth day.

JPL research scientist Richard Gross computed how Earth's rotation should have changed as a result of the Feb. 27 quake. Using a complex model, he and fellow scientists came up with a preliminary calculation that the quake should have shortened the length of an Earth day by about 1.26 microseconds (a microsecond is one millionth of a second).

Perhaps more impressive is how much the quake shifted Earth's axis. Gross calculates the quake should have moved Earth's figure axis (the axis about which Earth's mass is balanced) by 2.7 milliarcseconds (about 8 centimeters, or 3 inches). Earth’s figure axis is not the same as its north-south axis; they are offset by about 10 meters (about 33 feet).

By comparison, Gross said the same model estimated the 2004 magnitude 9.1 Sumatran earthquake should have shortened the length of day by 6.8 microseconds and shifted Earth's axis by 2.32 milliarcseconds (about 7 centimeters, or 2.76 inches).

Gross said that even though the Chilean earthquake is much smaller than the Sumatran quake, it is predicted to have changed the position of the figure axis by a bit more for two reasons. First, unlike the 2004 Sumatran earthquake, which was located near the equator, the 2010 Chilean earthquake was located in Earth's mid-latitudes, which makes it more effective in shifting Earth's figure axis. Second, the fault responsible for the 2010 Chiliean earthquake dips into Earth at a slightly steeper angle than does the fault responsible for the 2004 Sumatran earthquake. This makes the Chile fault more effective[Strange word to use...] in moving Earth's mass vertically and hence more effective[...and here it is again!] in shifting Earth's figure axis. [Is someone actually trying to do this? On purpose??]

NASA Radar Finds Ice Deposits at Moon's North Pole

· Additional evidence of water activity on moon.
Additional evidence of water activity on moon - www.nasa.gov

Using data from a NASA radar that flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have detected ice deposits near the moon's north pole. NASA's Mini-SAR instrument, a lightweight, synthetic aperture radar, found more than 40 small craters with water ice. The craters range in size from 1 to 9 miles (2 to15 km) in diameter. Although the total amount of ice depends on its thickness in each crater, it's estimated there could be at least 1.3 trillion pounds (600 million metric tons) of water ice.

UFOs 2009

Aerial Phenomena, Russia - 03.02.2010

Earth Hour 2010

[Remember, volcanic and solar activity drive global weather patterns. Our day-to-day does not affect the weather (HAARP-style 'ionospheric heaters' can, but regular people have no access to those, do they?). The planet's problem is not 'climate change', it's POLLUTION... but this Earth Hour thing might have a big impact]

Earth Hour 2010 - www.panda.org
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