Syringe to Seal Gunshot Wounds

Tiny sponges could be the unlikely key to saving the victims of gunshot wounds.

Researchers have developed a small syringe that can simply be injected into the would.

The team behind it say it could save dozens of lives, as it can seal the wound within fifteen minutes.

The Xstat, a small syringe of expandable sponges that can simply be injected into a gunshot would to seal it.

The Xstat, a small syringe of expandable sponges that can simply be injected into a gunshot would to seal it. read more

Cuttlefish Hold the Key

The cuttlefish can change the color and pattern of its skin to stay hidden from predators.

And now U.S. scientists are looking to the fish’s camouflage mechanisms in order to develop futuristic uniforms for soldiers, which could help them to blend in with their surroundings in realtime.

They have discovered new details about neural organs called chromatophores, which enable the ‘chameleon of the sea’ to virtually disappear.

Scientists are looking to the cuttlefish's (pictured)camouflage mechanisms in order to develop futuristic uniforms for soldiers, which could help them to blend in with their surroundings as well as the cephalopod

Scientists are looking to the cuttlefish’s (pictured)camouflage mechanisms in order to develop futuristic uniforms for soldiers, which could help them to blend in with their surroundings as well as the cephalopod read more

Jellyfish Galaxies

Cosmic jellyfish, with blobbed bodies and long tentacles made of stars, could unlock the secrets to how galaxies take their shape.

These mysterious objects are in fact spiral galaxies that are in the process of being ripped apart and remade as they move to join other galaxy clusters.

The process, which turns spirals into elliptical-shaped galaxies, has been captured by the Hubble Telescope in a number of recent images.

Jelly fish galaxies are created when spiral galaxies collide into galaxy clusters. Pictured here is Galaxy IC 3418 taking the form of a jellyfish as it collides with a neighbour

Jelly fish galaxies are created when spiral galaxies collide into galaxy clusters. Pictured here is Galaxy IC 3418 taking the form of a jellyfish as it collides with a neighbor read more

3,000-Year-Old Inscription Found

A small fragment of ancient pottery researchers believe shows the first wine label could prove that the reigns of King Solomon and King David actually occurred.

The 10th century BC ‘Ophel Inscription’ was unearthed last year, and scientists were initially baffled by the bizarre language that was inscribed on the remains of a jug.

A new translation reveals the contents of a jar was ‘lousy’ plonk intended for slaves – and sheds new light on society at the time.

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The label dates from second half of the 10th Century BC and was discovered in the Ophel area of Jerusalem, south of Temple Mount

The label dates from second half of the 10th Century BC and was discovered in the Ophel area of Jerusalem, south of Temple Mount

 

The word on the pitcher reads 'yayin' or wine and he believes it should read 'in the year [¿ ]M, wine, part, m[¿]' in a form of ancient Hebrew, according to professor Galil

The word on the pitcher reads ‘yayin’ or wine and he believes it should read ‘in the year [¿ ]M, wine, part, m[¿]’ in a form of ancient Hebrew, according to professor Galil read more

Hitler Escaped Germany?

He is believed to have died after shooting himself in a Berlin bunker in 1945 when he realised Germany had lost World War II.

But a startling new book claims Adolf Hitler actually escaped his hideout and actually died incognito in 1984 in a small town near Brazil’s border with Bolivia – and it can be proved by a picture.

Not only that, but the author believes the Fuhrer fled to Argentina and then Paraguay before settling in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso to hunt for buried treasure – with a map given to him by Vatican allies, according to its author.

Simoni Renee Guerreiro Dias claims this picture proves Hitler lived in the small town of Nossa Senhora do Livramento with his girlfriend, Cutinga

Simoni Renee Guerreiro Dias claims this picture proves Hitler lived in the small town of Nossa Senhora do Livramento with his girlfriend, Cutinga read more

The Twisted Logic of Warming Scientists

I don’t like to print entire articles, but I’m making an exception to demonstrate the logic disconnect of pro-global warming “Scientists”. I have emboldened the two “money quotes”. If you read nothing else of this article, read and reread, if need be, the two sentences that are bold. Then have a laugh as I did.

Why Is the Sun Going Quiet?

By Brad Carter

Editor’s Note: This article was provided by The Conversation. The original is here.

The sun is our nearest star and the source of all our light and heat on Earth but recent reports have highlighted an ongoing steep decline in solar activity.

This story is a reminder that our sun is a variable star whose dynamic production of magnetism, activity and winds have implications for our planet.

Solar magnetic fields power solar activity, including sunspots, explosive events known as solar flares and coronal mass ejections, and an outward-flowing solar wind.

The sun’s activity and wind bathes Earth in a changing space environment of high-energy radiation and fast-moving particles called “space weather”. This gives us both the beauty of the aurorae and disruptive effects on communications and other technology.

Solar activity varies over time, with the 11-year sunspot cycle being the most familiar example. Solar activity also varies more widely over longer timescales, producing “grand maxima” and “grand minima”.

The most famous of these is the Maunder minimum in sunspot activity from around 1645 to 1715.

The current rate and extent at which solar activity is falling has been interpreted as the beginning of another grand minimum, and raises the issue of what it means for Earth’s climate.

Variations in solar activity have long been linked to climate variability on Earth, with the most familiar historical example being the Maunder minimum. This corresponded to relatively cold climatic conditions described as the “Little Ice Age” when rivers that were normally ice-free froze and snow fields remained year-round at lower altitudes.

Question of how solar activity influences the Earth’s climate remains the subject of ongoing research. What is becoming clearer is that variations in solar ultraviolet radiation resulting from solar activity can provide a physical mechanism for the Sun to influence the Earth’s atmosphere.

However, it is important to understand that research also indicates that these solar effects are minor compared to modern-day anthropogenic effects. Even if there is measurable cooling, a grand minimum should not be relied upon to slow global warming.

Climatic effects aside, a grand minimum in solar activity would mean reduced auroral displays, and some lessening of the hazards caused by space weather for spacecraft, and any occupants.

Why the Fluctuations?

The answer lies in how the sun generates its magnetic field.

As a typical star our sun is a ball of hot gas, more than a hundred times the diameter and hundreds of thousands of times more massive than the Earth.

Inside the sun, the effects of heat, pressure and motion produce electrical currents that in turn generate magnetic fields. This solar dynamo results in magnetic fields emerging from the sun’s visible surface to power its activity and winds and the space weather experienced by Earth.

Explaining the variable nature of solar activity comes down to understanding the physics of the solar dynamo. At present there is a general theoretical picture of how the dynamo can produce magnetic fields and even cycles.

What is less certain is how the dynamo changes into the special state that corresponds to grand minimum, and whether such occurrences are to some extent predictable or purely random.

One way to learn more about the sun and its dynamo is to study other stars. Dynamos occur in many other stars, so observations of stars of different ages can offer clues regarding the past and future of solar magnetism and its effects. These magnetic studies of stars and their activity and winds can be used to better test the predictions of dynamo theory.

An improved understanding of stellar dynamos may then help us know more about what is happening to the sun today, and perhaps provide a useful tool to forecast future changes in our variable sun.

Brad Carter is an associate professor of physics at University of Southern Queensland. He is a member of the Bcool project studying stellar magnetic activity.

So the Sun is the source of ALL heat and light, but solar effects are minor compared to manmade warming! Got It!

Eat All The Junk Food You Want?

Everyone dreams of being able to eat chocolate and pizza all day without putting on a pound.

Now researchers could have found a simple way of making this dream a reality.

Scientists in Sweden found eating lingonberries could prevent weight gain in people with a high-fat diet.

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Eating lingonberries could prevent weight gain in people with a high-fat diet, new research suggests
Eating lingonberries could prevent weight gain in people with a high-fat diet, new research suggests

 

The researchers, at Lund University, discovered the berries almost completely prevent weight gain in mice fed a high-fat diet.

They discovered the Scandinavian berries – which are sometimes known as cowberries in the UK – also lower blood sugar levels and cholesterol.

However, their results also showed the ‘super berry’ acai can lead to weight gain.

 
The research team conducted their study using a type of mouse that easily stores fat and, therefore, can be regarded as a model for humans who are overweight and at risk of diabetes. read more

Doggie Doo Transmitter

It may look like an average piece of dog feces – but in fact, this is a complex military transmitter used throughout the Vietnam War.

Known as the ‘T-1151 Dog Doo Transmitter’, it was used as a homing beacon during the Vietnam War.

It emitted a warning when movements occured, allowing US Military bosses to monitor shipments, or find a soldier in need of rescue.

The transmitter is a homing beacon that sends out a signal to those monitoring an indicator - or someone in need of rescue.
The transmitter is a homing beacon that sends out a signal to those monitoring an indicator – or someone in need of rescue.

 

Inside is a transmitter than can be used as a homing beacon, or transmit morse code messages
Inside is a transmitter than can be used as a homing beacon, or transmit morse code messages read more

Mystery of Martian Rock Deepens

The mystery over a mysterious Martian rock that appeared in front of the Opportunity rover deepened today.

Last week researchers saw a rock mysteriously appear over the course of a few days in front of the rover.

They now say the initial tests show it is ‘like nothing we’ve ever seen before’.

An strange rock, seen here on the left image, mysteriously appeared in front of Opportunity rover in the beginning of the month. The rover, which landed on Mars in 2004, hasn't moved in over a month as it waits for better weather on the red planet

An strange rock, seen here on the left image, mysteriously appeared in front of Opportunity rover in the beginning of the month. The rover, which landed on Mars in 2004, hasn’t moved in over a month as it waits for better weather on the red planet read more