WASHINGTON – In a U.S. patent application, a little-known Maryland inventor claims a stunning solar energy breakthrough that promises to end the planet’s reliance on fossil fuels at a fraction of the current cost – a transformation that also could blunt global warming.
Inventor Ronald Ace said that his flat-panel “Solar Traps,” which can be mounted on rooftops or used in electric power plants, will shatter decades-old scientific and technological barriers that [...]
“While this sounds like an outrageous claim, silver is actually rarer than gold. This is because silver has industrial applications and every day our technologies require more and more silver to operate. Silver that is above the ground has been diminished by 91% since 1980, while the stockpile of gold has grown 600%.” Says, George Maniere
“Silver, above ground, is more rare than gold! There is seven times as much gold [...]
DORSEYVILLE (KDKA) — It is becoming a growing form of protest over the outcome of the Presidential Election; people flying the American Flag upside down. But now those protests are sparking a protest of their own.
On rooftops or front porches, our flag is displayed as a symbol of our national pride.
Larry Guerrieri fought beneath the flag in Vietnam, but outside his Dorseyville home Thursday it was flying upside down.
“That’s a [...]
Residents of a London apartment tower went to court Monday in a bid to stop their rooftop from being used as a missile base during the Olympic Games, saying the unprecedented deployment could make the building a terrorist target.
The British military plans to deploy surface-to-air missiles at six sites around London as part of a vast security operation for the July 27-Aug. 12 games.
But residents of the 17-story Fred Wigg [...]
Residents in east London have threatened to form human barricades to prevent missiles being installed on the rooftops of their homes for the Olympic Games.
Six sites in east London have been earmarked for the deployment of Rapier and Starstreak missiles, each with a range of over three miles and capable of travelling at three times the speed of sound.
During the Olympics, London will have more soldiers on the streets than [...]
As the Veterans for Peace led marchers into the mayhem of last month’s NATO protest in Chicago, photographers and cameramen from major media outlets rode ahead of the pack on a double-decker bus. A few more enterprising mainstream journalists were brave enough to walk in the crowd — under the protection of uniformed security guards. And when shit finally went down that evening, most television crews retreated to rooftops on [...]
Google reveals how ‘Gmail’ travels from your home, through underground wires and into Google’s ‘Post Office’, before going on to your recipient
Google asks its employees to work in shorts rather than air-condition gigantic arrays of computer hard drives
Company ‘recycles 100% of hardware equipment’ – avoiding the purchase of 90,000 new computers since 2007
‘This whole trip took just seconds and happens billions of times a day.’
Google has lifted the lid on [...]
The new issue [of Playboy] features an interview with [current Batman comics writer] Grant Morrison, talking superheroes.
This is the kind of thing he says…
“Gayness is built into Batman. I’m not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. There’s just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he’s intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay. I think that’s [...]
In 2011, it was estimated that nearly 1.6 million people would be diagnosed with cancer, and more than 570,000 would die of the disease.
With an epidemic such as this, virtually every safe preventive strategy available deserves attention.
But when a simple, and virtually free, strategy emerges that shows promise in reducing rates of not one, not two, but potentially dozens of different types of cancer, it needs to be shouted [...]
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Thousands of seagulls have taken over the rooftops of a New Jersey townhouse development, infuriating residents and forcing children to carry umbrellas on sunny days to protect against droppings.
The seagulls have recently landed atop the Fox Chase townhouse complex in Tinton Falls, N.J., having moved from the nearby Monmouth County landfill.
Mayor Michael Skudera said an experiment using falcons at the landfill might have [...]
MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Flash floods devastated a southern Philippines region unaccustomed to serious storms, killing more than 400 people while they slept, rousting hundreds of others to their rooftops and turning two coastal cities into muddy, debris-filled waterways that were strewn Saturday with overturned vehicles and toppled trees.
Most of the victims were asleep Friday night when raging floodwaters cascaded from the mountains after 12 hours of rain from a [...]
October 17, 2011
Yemeni security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters marching through the capital yesterday killing at least four people.
Mohammed al-Qubati, the director of a field hospital, said at least 37 people were also wounded in the violence.
Witnesses said snipers on rooftops opened fire on the crowd of tens of thousands of protesters marching through the streets to call for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah [...]
Moises Saman for The New York Times
Rebel fighters took cover during a firefight in Tripoli on Monday. Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi remained at large, but there was little doubt that the Libyan leader’s four-decade grip on power was ending.
TRIPOLI, Libya — The euphoria that followed the rebels’ triumphant march in Tripoli gave way to confusion and wariness on Monday, as Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi remained at large, his [...]
CHICAGO (CBS) – Residents of the Chatham neighborhood have been put on notice to keep an eye on their air conditioners.
Thieves have been sneaking into back yards and crawling onto rooftops to steal entire central air conditioning units.
As CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman learned, a rash of central air theft on the South Side prompted one neighborhood to put out a warning.
BUTTE LAROSE, La. – Louisiana residents in the path of diverted floodwaters from the bloated Mississippi River kept up an agonizing vigil as hundreds of homes outside levees are threatened by the slow-moving surge that has swamped houses as high as the rooftops in Mississippi.
Floodwaters intentionally redirected by the Army Corps of Engineers into Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin still haven’t reached a number of small [...]
At least 39 people were killed and 70 wounded Monday by Syrian security forces in the southern city of Daraa, pro-democracy activists said, after the army moved into the city where the current wave of protests began, and fired at protesters.
“Bodies of the dead and wounded were seen in the middle of the streets, especially near the area of Al Omari mosque where the first [...]
By James West
Q: What do CNBC, George Soros, Warren Buffet and every other mainstream investment commentator on the price of gold have in common for the last ten years?
A: They are all wrong.
All the time, every year, ten out of ten years in a row. If you continue to pay attention to such disinformation, you will lose money. Definitely. No question. Guaranteed.
Each and every year, their [...]
TOKYO, April 11, Kyodo
Over 14,000 people remain missing and there are few signs of the crisis at a crippled nuclear power plant ending soon as Japan on Monday marked one month since a massive earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern and eastern regions.
About 151,000 survivors are staying in 2,300 shelters following the country’s worst ever natural disaster, but work to build temporary housing has made little [...]