NASA unveils prototype humanoid robot The robot looks like something from a science fiction movie. Image Credit: IEEE Spectrum The American space agency has revealed that it has been developing a 6ft robot known as Valkyrie. Weighing in at 20 stone, NASA's answer to Iron Man features sophisticated articulated legs and arms, a head that can tilt and swivel and hands with three fingers and a thumb. Capable of tasks such as walking across uneven terrain, driving, climbing ladders and using tools, the robot has been designed to be as autonomous and human-like as possible. State Crimes Against Democracy New research in the journal American Behavioral Scientist (Sage publications, February 2010) addresses the concept of “State Crimes Against Democracy” (SCAD). Professor Lance deHaven-Smith from Florida State University writes that SCADs involve highlevel government officials, often in combination with private interests, that engage in covert activities for political advantages and power. Proven SCADs since World War II include McCarthyism (fabrication of evidence of a communist infiltration), Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (President Johnson and Robert McNamara falsely claimed North Vietnam attacked a US ship), burglary of the office of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist in effort to discredit Ellsberg, the Watergate break-in, Iran-Contra, Florida’s 2000 Election (felon disenfranchisement program), and fixed intelligence on WMDs to justify the Iraq War.1
What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria Relations between us have passed through different stages. We stood against each other during the cold war. But we were also allies once, and defeated the Nazis together. The universal international organization — the United Nations — was then established to prevent such devastation from ever happening again.
NASA Discovers Hidden Portals In Earth’s Magnetic Field Our planet has come a long way in scientific breakthroughs and discoveries. Mainstream science is beginning to discover new concepts of reality that have the potential to change our perception about our planet and the extraterrestrial environment that surrounds it forever. Star gates, wormholes, and portals have been the subject of conspiracy theories and theoretical physics for decades, but that is all coming to an end as we continue to grow in our understanding about the true nature of our reality. In physics, a wormhole was a hypothetical feature of space time that would be a shortcut through space-time.
NASA Contributes to The Evolution of the Humanoid Robot With "Valkyrie" This is an update to the ongoing technocratic mission to replace humans with robots. Nicholas WestActivist Post In the age of computers, things evolve exponentially. In just a few generations robots have gone from a scientific fantasy, to a playful curiosity, to entering the battlefield to replace and/or augment their human counterparts. We are already at the point where we have to consider what the next step of robotic evolution looks like. According to robotics engineers, it appears that at some point in the near future the next step could very well be whatever the next generation robot chooses for itself. American Intelligence Agencies: CIA Out of Control America’s intelligence services are unrestrained because constitutional controls over them have largely been removed. How else could it be when secret courts keep watch over secret agencies? Germany - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Original Article (German) The report over special CIA prisons abroad pretty much confirms all the sinister assumptions that one could have. Not only were “robust” interrogation methods (the trivializing term by which these practices have long been known) employed at these sites; torture was regularly practiced. When Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who recently defended and expressed full confidence in the American intelligence agencies, speaks of shock at a brutality “that stands in stark contrast to our values as a nation,” it carries weight.
Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America by Annie Jacobsen [PDF] Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (February 11, 2014) The explosive story of America’s secret post-WWII science programs, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51 In the chaos following World War II, the U.S. government faced many difficult decisions, including what to do with the Third Reich’s scientific minds. These were the brains behind the Nazis’ once-indomitable war machine. So began Operation Paperclip, a decades-long, covert project to bring Hitler’s scientists and their families to the United States.
Practical Physics This website is for teachers of physics in schools and colleges. It is a collection of experiments that demonstrate a wide range of physical concepts and processes. Some of the experiments can be used as starting-points for investigations or for enhancement activities. Many have links to carefully selected further reading and all include information and guidance for technicians. NASA's RoboSimian Advances to DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals If you think robots need look like humans to be able to use human tools or rescue people in danger, then you don't know NASA's RoboSimian. Created by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., RoboSimian is a strange four-legged machine that looks like an unholy cross between a spider and a chimp. The robot can walk on all fours, or fold in its hind legs and sit back on its wheeled haunches to wield its two dexterous arms. RoboSimian was one of 16 robots that competed last month in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials in Homestead, Fla. The two-day competition was designed to test the robots' abilities to carry out basic disaster-relief tasks. [Photos: NASA RoboSimian Robot in Action]