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The camera was invented in the lab of Alyosha Molnar, Cornell assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and developed by a group led by Patrick Gill, a postdoctoral associate. Their working prototype, detailed online in the journal Optics Letters (July 6, 2011), is 100th of a millimeter thick, and one-half millimeter on each side. The camera resolves images about 20 pixels across -- not portrait studio quality, but enough to shed light on previously hard-to-see things.

"It's not going to be a camera with which people take family portraits, but there are a lot of applications out there that require just a little bit of dim vision," Gill said.

In fact, Gill, whose other research interests involve making sense of how the brain's neurons fire under certain stimuli, began this invention as a side project related to work on developing lens-less implantable systems for imaging brain activity. This type of imaging system could be useful as part of an implantable probe for imaging neurons that have been modified to glow when they are active.

Gill's camera is just a flat piece of doped silicon, which looks something like a tiny CD, with no parts that require off-chip manufacturing. As a result, it costs just a few cents to make and is incredibly small and light, as opposed to conventional small cameras on chips that cost a dollar or more and require bulky focusing optics.

The scientists call their camera a Planar Fourier Capture Array (PFCA) because it uses the principles of the Fourier transform, which is a mathematical tool that allows multiple ways of capturing the same information. Each pixel in the PFCA reports one component of the Fourier transform of the image being detected by being sensitive to a unique blend of incident angles.

While Fourier components themselves are sometimes directly useful, a bit of computation can also transform Fourier components into an image.

The scientists will continue working to improve the camera's resolution and efficiency, but they think their concept can lead to a myriad of applications. It could be a component in any cheap electronic system -- in devices that, for example, detect the angle of the sun or a micro-robot that requires a simple visual system to navigate.

Funding for this work was provided by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Institutes of Health.

Source: GlobalSpec

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A lawsuit was filed on November 23rd 2011 US time, that could end the secret government that has ruled Western civilization for at least the past 300 years. The lawsuit claims that close to $1 trillion was stolen by, among others, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and the UN, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the Italian government, Giancarlo Bruno and the Davos World Economic forum and others believed to include many of the owners of the US Federal Reserve Board. The lawsuit was filed in New York by Neil Keenan, acting as representative of the Dragon family, a reclusive group of wealthy Asian families. This filing is the result of extensive evidence gathering by international police and law-enforcement agencies including Interpol, the CIA, the Japanese Security Police, Eastern European secret services and has the backing of the Pentagon as well as the armed forces of Russia and China.


Benjamin Fulford interviews David Rockefeller about illuminati, asian opposition.

On November 13, 2007 Fulford received a tip that David Rockefeller was on his turf, and without hesitation Fulford arranged to meet with him to ask some questions. It is not odd for a reporter who's career has been filled with Financial News jobs, to sit down with the former head of Chase Bank, Except when its Benjamin Fulford and David Rockefeller. Earlier this year Benjamin Fulford interviewed Heizo Takenaka, a former finance minister in Japan and confronted him about "having sold the Japanese financial system over to the Rockefellers and Rothschilds." According to Fulford this interview made a lot of people angry. He says a professional assassin showed up and told him to accept a job of great importance or be killed. The following day Fulford claims to have been contacted by a powerful Asian Secret Society with more than 6 million members that have targeted the Illuminati. They asked Fulford to represent them, negotiate for them, and offered him protection in return. Benjamin Fulford was Asia-Pacific Bureau Chief for Forbes Magazine for seven years, until 2005 when he quit because of the "extensive corporate censorship and mingling of advertising and editorial at the magazine. 

The ultimate defendants in this legal action are believed to be the same cabal behind the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy and many other major international crimes.

This particular lawsuit was triggered by the illegal detainment of two Japanese citizens,  Akihiko Yamaguchi and Mitsuyoshi Watanabe, as well as the seizure of $134.5 billion in bonds they were holding in Italy on June 3, 2009. After the bonds were stolen, self-described 33rd degree Freemason Leo Zagami contacted this writer and said the Montecarlo P2 masonic lodge could cash the bonds with the help of Vatican banker Daniel Dal Bosco. This writer forwarded the information, via a member of the UK Royal family, to the dragon family who entrusted a further $1 trillion worth of similar bonds to the plaintiff Neil Keenan. Keenan then, after much negotiation, entrusted the bonds to Dal Bosco.

Dal Bosco subsequently absconded with the bonds and was followed 24-hours a day by various intelligence service agents to see what he would do with them. The Dal Bosco trail led to the Davos World forum, the UN, the Italian government and the Vatican, among other places. Following this, Keenan was approached by a who’s who of powerful figures including top Vatican officials, Wall Street bankers, European nobles and former US presidents, most offering him astronomical bribes to go away. He was also poisoned with ricin and nearly killed.

According to Keenan “The roots of this case go back to between 1927 and 1938, when, under arrangements made between T.V. Soong (Finance Minister of China) and Henry Morgethau, Secretary of the Treasury, The United States Government purchased some 50 million ounces of silver and leased vast amounts of gold from the Nationalist Chinese Government, known as Kuomintang. For all the treasure handed in, certificates were given to those who surrendered their precious metals.”

Many of the bonds seized by Dal Bosco are backed with the Chinese gold taken by the Federal Reserve Board during those years and never returned to its legal owners.

Other bonds seized were Kennedy bonds. These bonds were backed by gold held in trust for the people of the planet and were supposed to be used to finance the economic development of the world. Instead they have mostly been stolen and misused by members of the cabal that has seized control of the Western financial system on behalf of private interests.

The original signatory to the Kennedy bonds was former Indonesian President Soekarno. Soekarno’s heir Dr. Seno Edy Soekanto has given Keenan power of attorney to return to their rightful owners the Kennedy bonds and other property allocated to the people of the world via something known as the global collateral accounts.

The lawsuit is only the first salvo in a legal battle to restore control of the global financial system to the people and governments of the world as well as the rightful owners of historical assets that have been seized by members of the banking cartel.

The lawsuit has been filed as Civil Action #8500 at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on November 23, 2011.

Background information on the problems with the global financial system

By Neil Keenan and Keith Scott.

The entire cause of the problem.

The United States is a private corporation owned by the British Crown (Rothchilds), the Bank of England (Rothchilds) and the Vatican (Rothchilds again). It was previously called the Virginia Company until 3/9/33 when it was dissolved by Roosevelt under the Emergency Banking Act. On 5/5/33 Congress elected to dissolve the Gold Standard and Sovereign Authority of the U.S. and all of its official capacities including government offices, departments and officers. The U.S. is a corporation, not a nation. The Federal Reserve is neither Federal, nor a Reserve. It is a private counterfeiting organization run by Jewish bankers who lend the money they print out of thin air at interest while we keep on paying these criminals to fleece the People.

That technology of theft and deception that has been exported from the United States through their promotion of this fraud as the paradigm of global finance is an obscenity that has set the seeds of its own destruction.

This has been compounded by the refusal of ordinary people to realize, know and understand that it is the duplicity of Governments and the deceit and endless greed of bankers that combined to simply fleece them like the apathetic sheep they are. Apathy and ignorance of the truth, creates belief in the lie. The truth is self-evident, but most people choose to neither hear it nor understand it. The debts of the Federal Reserve are the debts of a private corporation that is robbing the people of the United States.

The United States Dollar is a Federal Reserve Note and the obligations against the currency are the obligations of the Federal Reserve, not the people of the United States.

Understanding the History

1.  Between 1927 and 1938, under arrangements made between T.V.Soong (Finance Minister of China) and Henry Morgethau, Secretary of the Treasury, The United States Government purchased some 50 million ounces of silver and leased vast amounts of gold from the Nationalist Chinese Government, known as Kuomintang. During this period China was partly occupied by Japanese troops and there was the fear of China being overrun by the Japanese.

2.  For all the treasure handed in, certificates were given to those who surrendered their precious metals. The surrendered precious metals and gemstones were sent to the United States under a lease agreement made between T.V. Soong and Henry Morgenthau. The Certificates became the underlying funds of the Kuomintang and were good and accepted securities.

3. In 1934 a new Securities Act was promulgated in the United States, together with the Gold Act, which required all bullion gold and gold coin to be surrendered to the Federal Reserve, a private corporation chartered to operate as the Central Bank of the United States and to be the issuer of the currency known as the United States Dollar.

4.  Domestically owned gold was purchased. Foreign Gold held by the Treasury was also surrendered to the Federal Reserve, so, was leased to the Federal Reserve. This began the series 1934 Notes issued by the Federal Reserve. These have never been redeemed and the interest cost was met by further issuances of the 1934 series FRN’s.

5. These 1934 FRN’s guarantee the lease payments and to allow the Chinese Government to continue financially. These came under the control of the Kuomintang, the Nationalist Government in China from whom the Gold had been received.  Many were left in China when the Kuomintang had to flee to Taiwan. The Gold had been nationalized by the Kuomintang who moved much of the FRN’s (but not all) to Taiwan  which was built on these notes. These Notes were the underlying wealth of Taiwan and they were good for value as they were backed by gold.

6. During the war in China, most owners of the depository notes issued by Chinese Banks were killed by the Japanese, others later being killed by both the Kuomintang and the Chinese Communists, thus the Gold became property of the Nation, especially so, the Kuomintang. In Europe, Jews who had owned wealth were stripped of that wealth through various means and were then eliminated. The gold was taken either by stealth or by force, that is a reality of history.

7. The Kuomintang appointed guardians of this Gold and the securities issued by the United States; they are euphemistically known as the Dragon Family.  The Dragon Family is in fact an organization that operates between old families within China and Taiwan, and as such is above the political divide of the two independent Chinese Governments. Chinese are remarkable in this regard, that old family ties and functions supercede political arrangements which, though they might last for generations, are regarded as inconsequential over the passage of time to most Chinese. Attached to this is the wealth of several nations. The United States in support of the Kuomintang and resistance groups actually printed more of these FRN notes inside China itself. These operations were run by the CIA to buy loyalty of various factions in the fight against the communists, eventually being driven out into Burma around 1960. Largely due to the additional printing of these notes, the additional Notes were given in lieu of interest, but directed to specific persons and parties.

8  At the end of the World War II, with Communist and Kuomintang factions at war in China, the International Community and the Chinese assented to the Gold being placed under the overt control of Indonesian President Soekarno.  Soekarno then, on August 17, 1945, came to be known as M1 under United Nations Approval No. MISA 81704  “Operation Heavy Freedom. This was because much of the world’s gold had been delivered into Indonesia and the Philippines. Canada, Australia, Great Britain, India and other British Colonies sent their gold to the so called “impregnable Singapore”  The Japanese, as per the arrangements agreed to by Hirohito in the 1921 Pact Between Nations made in London, delivered much of this gold to Indonesia (Then a Dutch Colony) and to Philippines (Then a US Colony) into secret bunkers that had been mostly constructed by the Japanese between 1924 and 1945. This is why the Allied troops in Malaya had no air cover or sufficient supplies to that would have allowed them to resist the Japanese. Singapore had to fall so most of the global wealth could be “lost” into a secret system that made the gold standard redundant and fiat currencies a reality.

This gold was documented into accounts through the Swiss Commercial Bank Union Bank of Switzerland, placed under protection of the Swiss Attorney General, registered through the Swiss National Bank into the Bank for International Settlements International Collateral Combined accounts and then from within the BIS, blocked to form the Institutional Parent Registration Accounts of the Federal Reserve System.

Later President Marcos of the Philippines was appointed and held the position of M1 until 1987 and then the position was transferred to Dr. Ray C. Dam, in October of 1987, under Legal Decadency to Heir RCD1087 Far East Entire with formal Power of Attorney and Assignment of Indonesian Assets signed by Sarinah Soetiwi  (holder of the assets on behalf of the Nation of Indonesia as assigned by President Soekarno) in 1992, Dam’s authority later promulgated January 20, 1995. Dam proved to be impossible for the entire system to work with, (either because he refused to allow those who placed him in authority to steal, or because of his personal arrogance…. Difficult to know which is correct) and his authority over the Institutional parent registration Accounts set aside and the system reverted to the three Nations who had controlled these accounts since World war II, United States, Great Britain and France, who systematically and illegally subverted the established system since 1996.

9.  From this we can see that there are two functional operations. One was ownership and Depository control by the owners of the Gold and the other a control system set in place to administer and control the Collateral Combined Accounts as an independent Arbiter.  Ownership rights are held by the signatory to the Depository Accounts in Commercial Banks and Control Rights have been held by M1.

10. So it was, that the entire world supply of bullion and coinage gold was withdrawn and fiat currencies became the order of the day. However, underneath the notes and money issued by the Federal Reserve was the underlying wealth within a centralized system that Nations was intended to be used equitably, but Bankers determined they would use to raid national economies.

11.  In 1963, President John F. Kennedy entered into an Agreement with President Soekarno to provide the funds to allow the United States Treasury to print its own currency, thus subverting the “right” to print the currency held by the Federal Reserve. The Agreement would have transferred some 59,000 tons of gold to underpin this currency. The problem with this was that the US domestic currency would have then been backed by gold which would have been a violation of international agreements meant to stabilize currencies.  11 days after signing this agreement, President Kennedy was assassinated.  President Johnson the suspended EO11110 as issued by Kennedy and transferred the bullion to the Federal Reserve. The Green Hilton Agreement was not implemented until 1968 when Soekarno fell from office and when Global Trade made it imperative that the world have a Global Currency. As the Gold had been transferred to the US Treasury in 1968, a series of Bonds known as Kennedy Bonds were issued in order to honor the terms of the Green Hilton Agreement made between Kennedy and Soekarno, the 1968 terms of the gold delivery to the United States being different than made in 1934.  When after 30 years, interest had not been paid as promised, a reissue of the bonds in an increased number were issued as commemorative notes and were accepted by the owners of the Gold, the Dragon Family.

12. From copies of Bank documents received by Neil Keenan, within the Green Hilton Memorial Agreement, the funds the amounts of gold and platinum are specified. These amounts of gold are certificated and the certificates and ledger copies with full and exact identification and recognition codes are available. These certificates are further proven by the bank reports, copies of which are now held by Neil Keenan. The truth of these instruments can be vigorously defended through documentation in our hands and further through interrogation of the Black Screens where the off ledger collateral is held, together with an interrogation of the grey and blue screens where we will find enormous fraud from the illegal use of these assets.

13. In the few documents we present with this complaint we can see that the assets have been deposited, the counter-assets created and presented to the depositors, the depositors have been cheated for over 70 years through the intentional and fraudulent failure of the Obligor to honor the Agreements.

14. In recent weeks we have come into possession of the books and records of the late President Soekarno, and all the codes and ledgers of the Global Accounts. The size of these accounts can be seen by reviewing the Collective Agreement between the Garuda Memorial Hilton Indonesia and the Green Memorial Hilton Geneva, established, structured and made operational between 1961 and final signature in 1972. Under this Agreement the assets of the international collateral combined were established and brought forward, then, within a short period of time misused to change the operating systems of banks.

15. Reviewing these books, we can now see that Banks set aside the notion of operating under the Charters they hold as banks, instead of being Banks they became like very poor casino operators and traders, selling what they do not own. The records in our possession, signed and registered by the receiving and managing commercial bank, show the underlying funds in numbers and amounts that stagger the imagination. The Green Hilton and Garuda Memorial Agreements demonstrate clearly the value of the global account system.

a)  Gold and Platinum Deposits ran into millions of tons.

b)  1934 series Federal Reserve System Bonds, Notes issued in 1928 , Kennedy Bonds ran into Quadrillions of US Dollars, Dragon Bonds are all recorded and acknowledged within the Green Hilton and Memorial Hilton Collective Agreements. Both Assets in the form of Bullion surrendered to the Global Accounts through the United States Government and then entrusted to a private corporation, the Federal Reserve System.


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A volte gli orrori della storia sono destinati a ripetersi. Era il 1946: il mondo occidentale condannava in modo unanime i feroci crimini compiuti dai medici nazisti sui prigionieri nei campi di concentramento. Tuttavia, nello stesso anno, il Public Health Service (Phs) americano dava inizio a un esperimento illegale nel cuore del Guatemala. Nell'arco di due anni, 1.308 persone furono infettate con i patogeni che causano sifilide, gonorrea e ulcera venerea. Lo scopo era testare la penicillina. Lo svela un inquietante rapporto pubblicato lo scorso 13 settembre dalla Commissione Usa per la Bioetica, che fa luce su una delle pagine più buie della storia statunitense.

Secondo quanto testimoniato nei fascicoli originali del Phs, i medici americani tennero all'oscuro le cavie umane circa la pericolosità delle malattie che dovevano essere studiate. Tra le vittime di questo folle esperimento vi erano soldati, prigionieri e malati psichiatrici. Si calcola che, in totale, almeno 83 persone abbiano perso la vita a causa delle complicazioni dovute alle infezioni.

Già durante la Seconda Guerra mondiale, gli Stati Uniti avevano svolto un test del genere sul territorio nazionale (prima venivano usati i conigli). Nella prigione di Terre Haute, una cittadina nello stato dell'Indiana, i medici avevano inoculato nei prigionieri il patogeno della gonorrea per studiarne lo sviluppo. In quel caso, però, ai detenuti era stato chiesto di firmare un consenso informato. In Guatemala, invece, nessuno sapeva a cosa stesse andando incontro. La disparità del trattamento riservato ai guatemaltechi lascia del tutto increduli. Il silenzio dell'équipe medica, capeggiata da John Cutler, docente all’Università di Pittsburgh, pesa come un macigno. E ancora più difficili da accettare sono le pratiche utilizzate dagli scienziati. Oltre alle iniezioni, infatti, i medici statunitensi pagavano alcune prostitute affette da gonorrea per avere rapporti sessuali non protetti con i soldati guatemaltechi.

Amy Gutmann, coordinatrice della commissione, ha intitolato il rapporto “Eticamente impossibile”. Con queste esatte parole, infatti, il giornalista scientifico Waldemar Kaempffert descriveva la sola idea di voler infettare in modo deliberato degli esseri umani a fini di studiare la sifilide. Il suo breve articolo, tragicamente profetico, apparve nel 1947 sulle pagine del New York Times. A quel tempo, nessuno, Kaempffert incluso, era a conoscenza di cosa stesse accadendo in Guatemala.

La verità è venuta a galla solo nel 2003, quando Susan Reverby, docente a Pittsburgh, entrò in possesso dei documenti lasciati in eredità da Cutler dopo la sua morte. I fascicoli includevano appunti e cartelle mediche, gran parte dei quali erano rimasti segreti per più di 50 anni. Reverby ispezionò il materiale con molta cura, e nel 2010 decise che fosse arrivato il momento di avvertire le autorità.

La notizia arrivò fino alla Casa Bianca e, il 24 novembre dello stesso anno, il presidente Obama incaricò il team guidato da Gutmann di indagare sull'accaduto. Così, dopo aver raccolto nuove prove (più di 125mila pagine di documenti sparsi in decine di archivi), la commissione ha portato alla luce la verità.

Secondo Gutmann, il caso del folle esperimento condotto in Guatemala - per cui Obama si è scusato ufficialmente a nome degli Stati Uniti - può ancora insegnarci una lezione molto importante: “ Gli scienziati di Cutler guardavano alle comuni prassi mediche come se fossero stati fastidiosi ostacoli da aggirare. Dobbiamo assicurarci che i giovani ricercatori di oggi non commettano il medesimo errore. I principi etici con cui trattiamo i pazienti non sono delle inutili scocciature. Essi rappresentano, piuttosto, i pilastri che sostengono la nostra società”.


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"Il curriculum di Mario Monti è di alto profilo. Spero vivamente che possa traghettarci fuori da questa crisi". Gustavo Raffi, Gran Maestro del Grande Oriente d'Italia, la principale loggia massonica, con una intervista ad appoggia il nuovo governo. E sull'esecutivo Berlusconi ha un giudizio poco lusinghiero: "Quando sento dire da Tremonti che con la cultura non si campa... c'è qualche cosa di sbagliato". Un buon punto di partenza è il ritorno alla meritocrazia: "Se vado a vedere le teste pensanti che erano presenti in tutti i partiti del primo Parlamento e poi vado a vedere quelle di oggi... l'Aula non può essere il rifugio di quelli che non possono fare altro".

Come valuta la lettera aperta a firma del Venerabile Maestro  Gioele Magaldi, leader del Grande oriente democratico (corrente eterodossa del Grande oriente d'Italia) che fa le congratulazioni al "fratello Mario Monti"?
"Sono convinto che certi personaggi si sveglino la mattina in cerca di notorietà. Non bisogna dare corda a questo individuo, che tra l'altro è stato espulso dal Grande Oriente. Cui prodest? Solo a Magaldi che è in cerca di visibilità. Come diceva Troisi: non ci resta che piangere".

raffi massoneria


"La Massoneria del Grande Oriente d'Italia di Palazzo Giustiniani è un Ordine iniziatico i cui membri operano per l'elevazione morale e spirituale dell'uomo e dell'umana famiglia.

La natura della Massoneria e delle sue istituzioni è umanitaria, filosofica e morale. Essa lascia a ciascuno dei suoi membri la scelta e la responsabilità delle proprie opinioni religiose, ma nessuno può essere ammesso in Massoneria se prima non abbia dichiarato esplicitamente di credere nell'Essere Supremo.

La Massoneria non è una religione né intende sostituirne alcuna: non pratica riti religiosi, non valuta le credenze religiose, non si occupa di nessun tema teologico, non consente ai propri membri di discutere in Loggia in materia di religione. La Massoneria lavora con propri metodi, mediante l'uso di Rituali e di simboli coi quali esprime ed interpreta i princìpi, gli ideali, le aspirazioni, le idee, i propositi della propria essenza iniziatica.

Essa stimola la tolleranza, pratica la giustizia, aiuta i bisognosi, promuove l'amore per il prossimo e cerca tutto ciò che unisce fra loro gli uomini ed i popoli per meglio contribuire alla realizzazione della fratellanza universale. La Massoneria afferma l'alto valore della singola persona umana e riconosce ad ogni uomo il diritto di contribuire autonomamente alla ricerca della Verità.

Essa inizia soltanto uomini di buoni costumi, senza distinzione di razza o di ceto sociale. I Lavori di Loggia sono di natura strettamente riservata, ma non segreta. Il Massone è tenuto ad osservare scrupolosamente la Carta Costituzionale dello Stato nel quale risiede o che lo ospita e le leggi che ad essa si ispirino. La Massoneria non permette ad alcuno dei suoi membri di partecipare o anche semplicemente di sostenere od incoraggiare qualsiasi azione che possa turbare la pace e l'ordine liberamente e democraticamente costituito della società.

I Massoni hanno stima, rispetto e considerazione per le donne. Tuttavia, essendo la Massoneria l'erede della Tradizione Muratoria operativa, non le ammette nell'Ordine. Ogni membro, al fine di rendere sacri i propri impegni, deve aver prestato Solenne Promessa sul Libro della Legge da esso ritenuta Sacra.

Che cosa ne pensa di Mario Monti?
"Il curriculum è di alto profilo. Spero vivamente che possa traghettarci fuori da questa crisi. Certo poi un governo va valutato sulla base delle opere che riesce a realizzare".

E' la persona di cui oggi l'Italia ha bisogno?
"Questo lo sapremo solo dopo che avremo visto i fatti. La massoneria non si occupa di politica del quotidiano. Si occupa dei grandi valori, dei grandi temi".

Ci spieghi meglio...
"Ancora ai tempi della Grecia antica un tale Aristotele disse che l'uomo è un 'animale politico', ma non certo perché è iscritto a qualche partito o perché ha una tessera. Semplicemente perché vive nella polis, nella società e quindi si fa carico dei problemi che riguardano la dignità e la libertà della persona. I grandi problemi della società erano i suoi problemi e sono quelli della massoneria".

In quest'ottica come valuta il governo Berlusconi?
"Beh, quando sento dire, da Tremonti, un ex ministro dello scorso governo, che con la cultura non si campa. Questo è una offesa, una violenza. Se non hai un ancoraggio ideologico, se non hai un sogno come puoi vivere. Da vecchio mazziniano dico che il problema è sempre l'educazione. Quando a Mazzini gli chiesero che cosa fosse la Repubblica lui disse che 'è una idea, non è una forza di governo o di partito che vince o che perde, è un progetto di educazione morale'". ha lanciato il "Forum della meritocrazia", un evento che ha lo scopo di riportare il merito come valore nella società. L'Italia ha bisogno di meritocrazia?
"Assolutamente sì. E' un concetto che condivido. Anche se la meritocrazia significa anche la capacità di sapersi elevare, non solo di fare carriera in una azienda o in una professione. E' qualcosa di più ampio".

Secondo lei in politica ci sono troppo persone che non hanno i requisiti per sedere in Parlamento?
"Se considero la composizione del primo Parlamento e vado a vedere le teste pensanti che erano presenti in tutti i partiti e poi vedo quelle di oggi... Il Parlamento non può essere il rifugio di quelli che non possono fare altro. Lei sa chi era Alfredo Baccarini?".

No, devo ammetterlo, non lo conosco.
"Alfredo Baccarini è stato il più grande ministro dei Lavori pubblici che l'Italia abbia mai avuto. Era un uomo che quando il governo non manteneva il programma si dimetteva. E quando morì un giornale francese scrisse:  'E' morto povero, il più grande encomio che si possa fare ad un uomo politico'".


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By Admin (from 28/11/2011 @ 08:00:33, in ro - Stiinta si Societate, read 1394 times)

Astronautul Ron Garan, care se află în prezent la bordul Statiei Spatiale Internationale, a avut posibilitatea de a fotografia „de sus” o stea căzătoare.

Cum arată o stea căzătoare văzută din spaţiu?

Fotografia a fost realizată pe data de 13 august la ora 19:17 GTM, când Statia Spatială Internatională se afla deasupra granitei dintre Mongolia si China.

Imaginea a fost suprinsă în timpul ploii de meteori a Perseidelor (asociată cu cometa Swift-Tuttle si care apare în fiecare an, în lunile iulie si august.)

Nu este absolut sigur că fotografia înfătisează un astfel de meteor, dar e probabil.

Un observator de pe Pământ poate vedea, în mod obisnuit, cam cinci meteori în decursul unei ore. (De aceea, realizarea unei fotografii cu doar un meteor nu demonstrează că acesta ar fi fost cu adevărat unul din Perseide.)

Meteorii sunt dâre luminoase vizibile pe cer, lăsate de fragmente de materie solidă (numiter meteoroizi) desprinse din corpuri cosmice; la intrarea în atmosferă, temperatura meteoroizilor creste puternic si marea lor majoritate ard, la aproximativ 100 de kilometri distantă de suprafata Pământului.

Ceea ce oamenii numesc stele căzătoare sunt, adesea, urmele luminoase ale unor astfel de meteoroizi incandescenti.

Sursa: Discover Magazine - Sursa foto: NASA

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By Admin (from 27/11/2011 @ 19:00:45, in it - Video Alerta, read 1320 times)

Annie Leonard ci racconta come l'acqua sia diventata l'oro blu, come le aziende hanno " lavato il cervello" ai cittadini sul diritto all'acqua pubblica, creando un prodotto che le arricchisce e priva noi di un diritto fondamentale che ci spetta, e che invece molti credono di dover comprare.

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Hybrid solar collectors combine photovoltaic solar cells that convert sunlight into electricity with a solar heater that provides warm water.

Roest built a prototype and also built an actual solar simulator that he used to test the efficiency of his prototype. There turned out to be considerable commercial interest in this solar simulator. This motivated Roest and a partner to start the TU Delft spin-off company Eternal Sun, so they could put the solar simulator on the market. Eternal Sun recently came out on top at the European finals of the BE.Project, a competition for student-entrepreneurs.

Solar collector

A hybrid solar collector is a combination of a photovoltaic solar panel and a thermal solar collector. The residual heat from the PV solar panel is used to heat water. The water flows through a system of pipes on a copper sheet. A great deal of heat is needed to heat the water in the pipes. That is why the solar collector has been fitted with a transparent cover that helps to retain the heat. Unfortunately, the material used in the PV solar cell degrades quickly under temperatures of around 120 degrees. As a result, its efficiency is reduced by around 20 per cent and it has a lifespan of between five and ten years.

For his graduation research as part of a Master's degree in Sustainable Energy Technology, Stefan Roest developed a new type of hybrid solar collector with increased electrical efficiency and a longer lifespan. For a start, Roest's solar collector does not require a transparent cover. The water flows through a large number of small aluminium channels directly under the solar panel instead of through copper tubing and a copper sheet. Consequently, less heat is required to heat the water sufficiently for household use. Roest also chose not to use a crystalline silicon PV solar panel, opting for a thin film solar panel instead. It is easier to draw heat from this type of solar cell. Getting rid of the cover meant that the heat of the solar panel could be limited to around 80 degrees.

An additional benefit of thin film solar panels is that these perform relatively well at high temperatures. At a temperature of 80 degrees, an efficiency loss of around 10 per cent occurs, instead of the 20 per cent in the case of crystalline silicon solar panels. Roest's hybrid solar collector has an estimated lifespan of 15 to 20 years.

Roest developed the new solar collector under the supervision of the professor of Photovoltaic Materials and Devices, Miro Zeman, who comments: "This innovative design could play an important role in the development of affordable and efficient hybrid systems for household use."

Solar simulator

Roest developed a special solar simulator to measure the efficiency of his prototype. Almost immediately, there was commercial interest in this simulator and the relevant technology was quickly patented by TU Delft. Roest and his partner Chokri Mousaoui have since introduced the simulator onto the market via their TU Delft spin-off company Eternal Sun. Eternal Sun recently came out on top in the European finals of the BE.Project competition for students from top universities with an innovative business case, which was organised by the technology consulting company BearingPoint. The Eternal Sun team has now grown to include six students and recent graduates, and five solar simulators have already been sold since January.

Roest's affinity with solar energy goes back quite a while. In 2007, he was the team leader of the Nuon Solar Team that won the World Solar Challenge in Australia with the solar car Nuna4.

Source: ScienceDaily

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È un ritratto di famiglia davvero molto speciale quello che un gruppo di scienziati della Stanford University ha fatto a ai membri di casa West. Papà, mamma e due figli, residenti a Cupertino (Usa), hanno messo a disposizione il loro dna, facendosi sequenziare l’intero genoma. Lo studio, pubblicato sulla rivista  PLoS Genetics, ha permesso di capire a quali malattie ereditarie ciascun membro della famiglia è predisposto.

Due membri della famiglia hanno partecipato attivamente alla ricerca. Il papà, John West, è a capo della compagnia di sequenziamento del dna  Solexa e sua figlia Anne ha lavorato nel laboratorio di Stanford insieme a Euan Ashley, primo autore dello studio, per sequenziare e interpretare il dna di famiglia.

Grazie a questa dettagliata mappa del dna di casa West, gli scienziati sono stati in grado di controllare meglio gli errori di sequenziamento e quindi prevedere con precisione come le singole varianti genetiche influenzano il rischio di ogni componente della famiglia di sviluppare una determinata malattia.

I genomi umani sono portatori di due copie di ogni gene, ciascuna di esse ereditata da entrambi i genitori. Analizzando il genoma di un’intera famiglia, i ricercatori hanno potuto determinare esattamente quale genitore aveva trasmesso una copia di un dato gene alla loro discendenza, permettendo quindi un calcolo migliore della gravità dei rischi per la salute di fronte a insiemi di diverse varianti genetiche.

Il progetto è servito anche a migliorare gli strumenti di calcolo che forniscono l’interpretazione medica dei genomi: dalla comprensione della suscettibilità a una malattia alla risposta a determinati farmaci. Non è la prima volta che gli scienziati analizzano il genoma di una famiglia, ma è la prima volta che si tenta di interpretare quali sono le componenti genetiche ereditare che comportano rischi per la salute.

Dall’analisi infatti è emerso che sia il papà John, sia sua figlia, hanno lo stesso rischio genetico alla trombosi. Il padre ha già avuto due embolie polmonari e da quello che gli scienziati hanno letto nel genoma sembra che anche figlia abbia scritto nel dna lo stesso destino.

“Avere in anticipo queste informazioni promette una nuova era della medicina personalizzata in cui le persone saranno in grado di prendere decisioni informate sul trattamento medico sulla base dei rischi genetici individuali”, ha detto Rochelle Long, direttore del  National Institutes of Health Pharmacogenomics Research Network. Se poi le informazioni genetiche si collegano a quelle di tutta la famiglia, la previsione del rischio diventa più accurata e precisa.

“Il sequenziamento del genoma delle famiglie porta a migliori dati genetici e sarà una parte importante nell’analisi dei genomi in medicina”, ha confermato Frederick Dewey, cardiologo e ricercatore dello studio.In futuro non è escluso infatti che la lettura del dna familiare diventi una routine medica.“ Con la diminuzione continua del costo del sequenziamento del genoma, è molto probabile”, ha concluso Ashley. Ma torna un vecchio problema: quanti preferiscono conoscere le proprie predisposizioni genetiche?

Fonte: - Licenza Creative Commons

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De-a lungul celui de-al doilea război mondial au existat multe tentative de a-l ucide pe Adolf Hitler. Unii au încercat bombe pentru a-l elimina pe Fuhrer, altii gloante, însă toti au esuat. Recent, un cercetător a dezvăluit un plan îndrăznet întocmit de agentii secreti britanici.

Spionii britanici au vrut să introducă estrogen în mâncarea lui Hitler, pentru a-l feminiza

Acestia au încercat o modalitate mai îndrăzneată de a "neutraliza" omul din spatele masinii de război germane - introducându-i hormoni sexuali feminini în mâncare!

Agentii britanici au planificat să introducă doze mari de estrogen în mâncarea acestuia pentru a-l face mai putin agresiv si a-l transforma într-o persoană docilă.

Spionii ce lucrau pentru britanici erau suficient de apropiati de Hitler astfel încât să aibă acces la hrana lui, sustine profesorul Brian Ford, cel care a descoperit această conspiratie.

Acesta a explicat că estrogenul a fost ales de către acestia deoarece este insipid, iar efectul său este lent si subtil, fapt ce însemna că ar fi putut trece nedetectat de către persoanele care gustau mâncărea lui Hitler. Spionii britanici nu ar fi putut să introducă otravă în mâncarea Fuhrerului, pentru că aceasta nu ar fi ajuns la el, asa că au recurs la această idee ingenioasă.

Planul de administrare a estrogenilor este prezentat într-o nouă carte scrisă de profesorul Ford, intitulată "Secret Weapons: Technology, Science And The Race To Win World War II".

Acesta a subliniat faptul că administrarea estrogenilor se numără printre multe alte încercări ciudate de a aduce mai repede un final al războiului. Profesorul Ford a dezgropat o serie de detalii cu privire la schemele conspirative. Cartea va fi publicată săptămâna viitoare în Marea Britanie si va prezenta modul în care concurenta dintre puteri a influentat evolutia tehnologică.

Sursa: The Telegraph

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Romanul Ionut Ion (JoJo Dan) va incerca sa-si ia revansa in fata lui Aydin Selcuk. Lucian Bute a plecat si el in Turcia pentru a-i face galerie lui JoJo Dan.

Miza meciului de box intre Jo Jo Dan si turcul Aydin Selcuk este titlul interimar WBC al categoriei semimijlocii. Miza meciului din aceasta seara este titlul interimar WBC al categoriei semimijlocie si pozitia de challenger obligatoriu al celebrului campion american Floyd Mayweather.

JoJo Dan vrea sa-l bata pe turc chiar in orasul sau natal, Trabzon, in fata a 7.500 de spectatori fanatici, ca revansa dupa infrangerea pe nedrept suferita in 2010. Turcul Aydin este campion european in 2003 si vicecampion mondial in 2004, ambele titluri la amatori.


Potrivit Radio Romania Actualitati, Selcuk Aydin a primit numele de ring ''Mini Tyson'' pentru stilul de box pe care il adopta, asemanator cu al campionului american de la categoria grea. Turcul are planuri mari de viitor: vrea sa calce pe urmele lui Myke Tison si sa lupte cu Andre Berto, Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto si Manny Pacquiao.

Meciul dintre Jojo Dan si Selcuk Aydin va avea loc in sala Spor Salonu din Trabzon si este de fapt o reeditare a partidei de la Istanbul, de pe 5 iunie 2010, cand Aydin a fost declarat invingator de doi dintre cei trei judecatori.

Orasul Trabzon s-a pregatit pentru meciul din aceasta seara, bannere uriase fiind impanzite in tot orasul. JoJo Dan are la dispozitie un automobil si este cazat la "Gold Hotel", stabiliment de patru stele. Ca bonus, Ion Ionut a primit invitatii la meciul de fotbal Trabzonspor - Inter Milano, scor 1-1, de marti, din Liga Campionilor.

Meciul JoJo Dan vs Selcuk Aydin va fi transmis in direct de Radio Romania, de la 22.30

Joi seara a sosit la Trabzon si Lucian Bute, campionul mondial IBF la supermijlocie. Bute il va sustine pe JoJo Dan insotit de o gasca de galateni. Din Canada a venit si Stephan Larouche, antrenorul lui Bute.

Meciul nu va fi transmis de nicio televiziune din Romania

Bursa lui JoJo pentru acest meci este de aproximativ 100.000 de dolari. Din pacate, nicio televiziune din Romania nu a cumparat drepturile de transmisie ale galei de la Trabzon. In schimb, partida va fi transmisa in direct de Radio Romania Actualitati, cu Adrian Fetecau la microfon.


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