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‘Genetic Firewall’ Discovery To Make GMOs Containable, Scientists Say – 25 January 2015

RT logo(Lucas: Still no reason to produce, eat or have any GMO’s in our foods and our natural environment as they are still not safe or proven totally safe to humans and our planets natural life.  In  a computer terms analogy a firewall is not a 100% guarantee to a virus or  hack attack or even a software breech or failure.)

Scientists believe they have created a breakthrough in genetic engineering. They have come up with bacteria, which can’t survive without a manmade chemical, so genetically modified organisms wouldn’t be able to live outside their intended area.

The discovery has been dubbed the ‘genetic firewall’ and the aim is that genetically modified crops grown in fields, would no longer be able to contaminate other unmodified crops.

The breakthrough was reported in the journal Nature and has so far only been tested on bacteria. However, George Church, from Havard Medical School believes the technique could be used on plants or animals and said, “I think we are moving in (that) direction.

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Old Analogue TV Frequencies Should Turned Into Free ‘Super WiFi’, Scientists Say – 26 November 2014

RT logoOld television frequencies should be used to create new bandwidths for a super-frequency WiFi to prevent overloading of the mobile networks and boost the economy, instead of being auctioned off to the highest bidder, say German scientists.

Old television frequencies are sold off by governments due to the change over from analogue to digital broadcasting, often to whoever is prepared to pay the most for them. They should instead be used to create a new range of free Wi-Fi, say scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.

Transmitting WiFi over old TV frequencies would cover a far wider area than traditional WiFi because they use much lower frequencies. Current WiFi is transmitted over local area networks (WLAN) at about 2GHz and therefore has a limited range.
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Minuscule Mistake? Discovered Higgs Boson May Appear To Be A Techni-Higgs, Scientists Say – 10 November 2014

A simulated event at the Large Hadron Collider (Image from Wikipedia.org)A simulated event at the Large Hadron Collider (Image from Wikipedia.org)

The discovered elusive Higgs boson, first predicted theoretically, turns out to may have been a different particle after all. A team of international researchers have claimed that it could be an even more mysterious techni-higgs.

Higgs boson, or the so-called “God particle”, detected by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in 2012, was regarded as a breakthrough in modern physics. Peter Higgs and Francois Englert were awarded a Nobel Prize for their work on the Higgs boson theory, which presents it as an elementary particle in the Standard Model of Particle physics.

However, according to the paper, published in the journal Physical Review D, by the scientists at the University of Southern Denmark’s Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology, this discovery could have been, in fact, another particle, although also undetected.

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Villain Or Hero? Bats May Be Key To Curing Ebola, Scientists Say – 4 November 2014

RT logoBats are believed to be the origin of the deadly Ebola virus; they can carry rabies and over 100 other diseases, but they do not suffer from the viruses themselves. Scientists believe the nocturnal creatures may be the key to curing Ebola.

“If we can understand how they do it then that could lead to better ways to treat infections that are highly lethal in people and other mammals,” said Olivier Restif, a researcher at the University of Cambridge in Britain, as quoted by Reuters.

Scientists believe the bats’ ability not to suffer from Ebola is closely connected with their ability to fly. This skill requires an extremely high metabolism which can be destructive for a living being. According to a new hypothesis, bats developed a special mechanism to prevent the destruction of their body from their super-active metabolism. Moreover, they keep their immune system permanently active, unlike humans, so they react to the virus before its concentration reaches a response threshold. Read the full story at: www.rt.com / link to original article

Honeybee Antibiotics? Fresh Honey ‘Key’ To Beating Drug-Resistant Infections, Scientists Say – 11 September 2014

RT logoSwedish scientists have detected 13 bacterial components in raw honey that they say are more effective than conventional antibiotics in fighting deadly wound infections, including MRSA. The bacterial blend has already been effectively tested on horses.

“Antibiotics are mostly one active substance, effective against only a narrow spectrum of bacteria. When used alive, these 13 lactic acid bacteria produce the right kind of antimicrobial compounds as needed, depending on the threat. It seems to have worked well for millions of years of protecting bees’ health and honey against other harmful microorganisms,” said Tobias Olofsson, professor of Medical Microbiology at Lund University, and author of two studies that have been published in International Wound Journal this week.

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Universal Crisis: 80 Percent Of Light In Space Is Missing, Scientists Say – 11 July 2014

RT logo(Lucas : I am sorry, we have had some really crap news coming out of the science world next to already oppressed science and technology that now is hyped and leaked as new. A lot of the NASA stories I have my doubts about and are also fear orientated….Is our universe death… NOPE and we still have if we work together and get out of the old cycles and systems a wonderful world. We create it and are shifiting it into a new world!)

Scientists now believe that a tremendous amount of light that would otherwise be illuminating our universe is mysteriously absent.

How much light exactly? According to new research conducted by a team of international scientists and funded in part by NASA, the National Science Foundation and the Ahmanson Foundation, around 80 percent of the universe’s light is nowhere to be found.

“It’s as if you’re in a big, brightly lit room, but you look around and see only a few 40-watt lightbulbs,” astronomer Juna Kollmeier — a Carnegie Institution for Science professor and the lead author of the new study on missing light said in a statement this week. “Where is all that light coming from? It’s missing from our census.”

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Pesticides Linked To Honeybee Decline Are Affecting Other Species, Scientists Say – 25 June 2014

RT logoNeurotoxic pesticides blamed for the decline of honeybees is also harming butterflies, worms, fish, and birds, and contaminating habitats worldwide which are crucial for food production and wildlife, scientists have concluded after a four-year assessment.

Societal regulations have not stopped habitats from being poisoned, said the analysis, despite neurotoxic pesticides already being held responsible for the global collapse in the bee population.

“Undertaking a full analysis of all the available literature (800 peer reviewed reports) the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides – a group of global, independent scientists has found that there is “clear evidence of harm sufficient to trigger regulatory action,”
a press release accompanying the report noted.

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‘Diamond’ Planets More Common Than Thought Before, Scientists Say – 18 May 2014

RT logoCarbon-rich planets containing big deposits of diamonds and graphite could turn out to be more common than previously thought, Yale astronomers discovered. The findings trigger a debate on how the carbon environments impact climate, geology and life.

“Despite the relatively small amount of carbon on Earth, carbon has been critical for the emergence of life and the regulation of our climate through the carbon-silicate cycle,” Yale doctoral candidate, John Moriarty, told YaleNews.

“It’s an open question as to how carbon-rich chemistry will affect the habitability of exoplanets. We hope our findings will spark interest in research to help answer these questions,” Moriarty added.

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NaturalNews – Ethan A. Huff – FDA Study Claiming BPA Safety ‘Borders On Scientific Misconduct,’ Scientists Say – 21 April 2014

Naturalnews-Logo2(NaturalNews) Shielding from the public its true allegiances to Big Industry over the people has never been much of a concern at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where public policy is continually crafted in the interests of chemical and pharmaceutical corporations, with blatant disregard and even contempt for public health. And a new faux-study on the plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) recently released by the agency is no exception, as it arrogantly declares the chemical to be safe despite copious scientific evidence proving otherwise. Continue reading