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generators Charybdis is designed to simulate the production and decay of black holes in hadron collider experiments, according to theories with TeV-scale gravity and extra spatial dimensions. The production of the black hole is assumed to take place with a basically geometrical cross section. The decay then takes place via Hawking radiation using the D-dimensional grey-body factors. There is now a new version of Charybdis including many new physics features which can be obtained here and we recommend for all new physics studies. If you use the code please reference C.M.

Antibody's unusual abilities might inspire vaccine strategies The antibody shows promise both for stopping E. coli from adhering to cells and for dislodging it E. coli bacteria showing the appendages used to adhere to other cells. For example, certain forms of E. coli can attached to human cells in the urinary tract to cause infection. Credit: Sokurenko lab/University of Washington The recent discovery of a novel antibody that works in an unusual way might inspire ideas for designing more effective vaccines. Among the common pathogens that could be targeted are urinary-tract infecting strains of E. coli.

thunderbolts of the Gods [Archive] - Cosmoquest Forum Without reading the book I cannot say much but it seems pretty far out to me. I would like to know how they try to prove this theory. Seems to me that is the planets were "looming" over us, then we would be subjected to intense gravitational tides, Radiation, dodging their moons etc. I would also be interested in seeing how they attemt to explain why the planets are in far orbits. As far as multiple cultures having similarities in their lore goes, well remember, it is threorized we all migrated out of Africa back in the day. Before we all spread out, there had to be a common belief.

Revealing kidney cancer's secret Tumors gain survival advantage by reprogramming their metabolism An international team of scientists, led by UC Davis nephrologist Robert Weiss, have used a sophisticated combination of proteomics and metabolomics to show how renal cell carcinoma (RCC) reprograms its metabolism and evades the immune system. In addition, the study found that cancer grade has a major impact on this reprogramming. The Tesla Mystique Nikola Tesla, The Philadelphia Experiment, HAARP and Other Folklore Article by George B. Trinkaus, © 2008. Republished with permission. Despite his obscurity, the greatest genius of all time was Nikola Tesla.

Researchers provide further insight into male bias of autism A 2:1 or 3:1 male to female autism spectrum disorder prevalence bias is frequently reported in studies. The series is published in Molecular Autism and explores structural differences in the brain, the role of prenatal sex hormones and a theory referred to as the "female protective effect." "Autism has always been perceived as a condition that occurs more often in males, which means that females are usually underrepresented in research studies," explains guest editor Meng-Chuan Lai from the University of Cambridge, UK. "This means there's a risk that the scientific and clinical literature provides a partial, male-based understanding of autism." It is clear, however, that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is not simply a male condition.

The Borderland of Science This day being July 10, 2012, we take a moment now to mark the birth of Nikola Tesla, a man who is known by many for his work in the development of Alternating Current, for his quirks of character, for being an “enemy” of Thomas Edison, and for being a vampire on a science-fiction television program. Hailed as a “geek icon”, Tesla may be more well-known today than any time since his death, but how many are interested in the work he was actually pioneering on the borderland of science, work that is now largely relegated to the fringe? While we may applaud his development of alternating current and radio, or marvel at the effects of Tesla coils and plasma lamps, these must be seen as the beginnings, and not the ending, of what are Tesla’s great contributions to science and society, and there is much left to be learned from his research. As far as we appear to have come, there is further to go if we are to understand, recreate, and expand on the theories and technologies he envisioned.

Cancer cells 'disguise themselves as immune cells' to spread via lymphatic system, study finds The study shows how cancer cells take on the guise of immune cells to gain entry to the lymphatic system. Writing in the journal Oncogene, cancer researchers and immunologists led by the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, describe how they found cancer cells "disguise themselves" as white blood cells to gain entry to the lymphatic system. The team suggests the discovery should help develop new drugs to prevent or reduce cancer spread through the lymphatic system. Metastasis - where cancer spreads to other parts of the body - is the major cause of death from cancer. Cells break off from the primary tumor and travel through the body to set up secondary tumors in vital organs such as the lungs or the liver.

Max Planck I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck (23 April 1858 – 4 October 1947) is the originator of modern quantum theories and one of the most important German physicists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, winning the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918.

Drug perks up old muscles and aging brains Whether you're brainy, brawny or both, you may someday benefit from a drug found to rejuvenate aging brain and muscle tissue. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered that a small-molecule drug simultaneously perks up old stem cells in the brains and muscles of mice, a finding that could lead to drug interventions for humans that would make aging tissues throughout the body act young again. "We established that you can use a single small molecule to rescue essential function in not only aged brain tissue but aged muscle," said co-author David Schaffer, director of the Berkeley Stem Cell Center and a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. "That is good news, because if every tissue had a different molecular mechanism for aging, we wouldn't be able to have a single intervention that rescues the function of multiple tissues." The UC Berkeley team reported its results in the current issue of the journal Oncotarget.

Simulations back up theory that Universe is a hologram Artist's impression by Markus Gann/Shutterstock At a black hole, Albert Einstein's theory of gravity apparently clashes with quantum physics, but that conflict could be solved if the Universe were a holographic projection. A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest evidence yet that our Universe could be just one big projection. In 1997, theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena proposed1 that an audacious model of the Universe in which gravity arises from infinitesimally thin, vibrating strings could be reinterpreted in terms of well-established physics. The mathematically intricate world of strings, which exist in nine dimensions of space plus one of time, would be merely a hologram: the real action would play out in a simpler, flatter cosmos where there is no gravity. “It seems to be a correct computation,” says Maldacena, who is now at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey and who did not contribute to the team's work.