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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tiny Robots A weapon to fight against cancer



The highly idea of a beetle moving around inside your entire body could be the stuff of horror movies. Yet scientists believe an insect-shaped robot could be a great weapon in the fight against cancer.

The instrument, smaller than an inch long, is designed to be inserted into the body through the use of a small incision.

Once inside, doctors can control its movements and direct it to spots where scientific studies are needed. 
The robot measures 2cm in length by 1cm in diameter and can deliver medications, gather information and also treat affected parts of the body with a variety of different attachments .

It would be able to capture images through a tiny computer camera placed in its "head" - and could deliver medicines through a special injecting apparatus.

Early versions have also utilized miniature forceps for getting tissue mass samples. In future these nippers could be used to snip out cancerous cells.

Less than half an inch across, the metal apparatus is encased in plastic to protect its components while in the body. It is connected to a computer by a cable through which it relays data and images. 

It may also be utilized as a "safety line" if the beetle goes off course.
Physicians would be armed with MRI body scans of the patient taken in advance to help them navigate the robot.
On the other hand, unlike the plot of the 1966 Raquel Welch film Fantastic Voyage - which featured a microscopic crew and submarine exploring through a scientist's bloodstream - this apparatus could not be inserted into blood vessels because it is too big.
But it could be placed within the digestive tract, where it could be used to seek out and treat cancers of the oesophagus or bowel.
In tests on animals the robot, which weighs around five grams and is roughly the size of a cockroach, is said to have performed very well.
The prototype, which is the result of three years' work by researchers at Ritsumeikan University and the Shiga University of Medical Science in Japan, was unveiled yesterday.

It is not the first time that scientists have developed mini-robots to work inside the body. Other researchers have created ones which are designed to be ingested and take internal pictures. And U.S. scientists are working on a small robot that enters while an incision to treat cardiovascular disease.
Nevertheless, the newest model is the most flexible and able to perform the most functions. According to one of its developers, Professor Masaaki Makikawa, this new prototype robot has the ability to perform treatment inside the body, eliminating the need for surgery in some cases. Miniature robots able to move through the body would be particularly useful to investigate and treat tumours in hard-to-reach parts of the body, such as sections of the bowel.

In 2005, New Scientist magazine reported that Italian researchers were developing a six-legged robotic camera that crawls around inside the body and attaches itself to the intestine wall.
Its legs had tiny hooks on the end so it could crawl through the gut without slipping. It also had a special clamp that allowed doctors to stop it altogether if they spotted something of concern and needed to take a closer look.
At the time, researcher Dr Ariana Menciassi, of the Sant' Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, said: "All the indications are that this will be far less uncomfortable than a colonoscopy or gastroscopy in which the intestine is inflated, causing much pain to the patient."


Source : Daily Mail

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Two discovered the most Earth-like planets



Utilizing a powerful NASA space telescope to explore the skies for planets similar to ours where life might exist, astronomers stated Thursday they have discovered the most Earth-like candidates yet.

Two of the five planets orbiting a sun-like star known as Kepler-62 are squarely in what astronomers call the habitable zone — not too hot, not too cold and also possibly producing water, experts stated in the journal Science.

“These two are our greatest candidates that may be habitable,” stated William Borucki, Kepler science principal investigator at NASA‘s Ames Research Center. The two planets are somewhat bigger than ours, and at least a couple of billion years older. The first, 62e, is about 40% bigger than Earth.

It may be warm, perhaps also a waterworld, and might experience flashes of lightning, claimed Borucki.
The second, 62f, is about 60% bigger than planet earth, and orbits its star every 267 days, near to Earth’s annual trajectory of 365 days.

The planet might have polar caps, significant land masses and liquid water, Borucki stated.
Both are orbiting a seven-billion-year-old star some 1,200 light years from Earth in the constellation Lyra.
They are near enough to their star to be warm, yet not as near as to boil the oceans. They are distant enough to maintain the likelihood of water without freezing the seas solid, Borucki explained.
Scientists do not yet know if their surfaces are rocky or watery, or if they have atmospheres that could maintain life.

Yet their area and size suggest they “could possibly be composed of condensable compounds and be solid, either as a dry, rocky super-Earth or one composed of a significant amount of water,” said the study.
Other research studies have indicated that planets with a radius under 1.6 times that of the Earth, like these two, “have been found to have densities indicative of a rocky composition.”
Astronomers discovered the planets by observing their star dim when the planets pass in front of it, in what is known as a “transit.” “These are the most identical objects to Earth that we have discovered yet,” stated Justin Crepp, assistant professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame.

Crepp initially saw a dot near Kepler-62 about a year ago, and has investigated the movements of the system for months in order to confirm the discovery.

A third possibly habitable planet, Kepler 69c, is on the “inner edge of what has been considered to be the habitable zone,” said Thomas Barclay, Kepler scientist at the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute in Sonoma, California.

Nevertheless, that one may be small and hot and more like Venus, the second planet from our sun, said Barclay, whose studies was published Thursday in the Astrophysical Journal.
“We’re not definite yet,” he told reporters. Its host star, Kepler 69, is about 2,700 light years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.

All together, the recent discovery add more seven new planets — four of which are outside the habitable zone — to the tally that Kepler has discovered so far, totaling more than 2,700 candidates and confirmed planets.


In late 2011, NASA confirmed its first-ever planet in a habitable zone outside our solar system — Kepler 22b, revolving around its star some 600 light years away.

However, the bigger size of that exoplanet, at 2.4 times the size of the Earth , has left some skepticism over whether the planet is rocky, gaseous or liquid.
Another large planet that Kepler has confirmed in the habitable zone, Kepler 47c, is also much bigger than Earth.
Kepler, launched in 2009, is NASA‘s first objective in search of Earth-like planetsorbiting suns resembling ours.
It is equipped with the largest camera ever sent into space in its search for planets as small as Earth, including those orbiting stars in a warm, habitable zone where liquid water could exist on the surface of the planet.

Source : Yahoo News


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Three Gigantic Spaceships are Heading Towards Earth!


Three gigantic spaceships are heading towards Earth!


Three gigantic alien spaceships are again showing up to Earth! Scientists predict the new ships will arrive in November of 2013.

UFO experiences continue to increase – as documented on WWN. And nowadays scientists at SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), a private non-commercial organization, made a major announcement:
“Three huge spaceships are heading towards Earth. The largest one of them is 200 miles wide. Two others are slightly smaller. At present, the objects are just moving past Jupiter. Judging by their speed, they should be on Earth by the fall of 2013,” said John Malley, the lead extraterrestrial expert at SETI.
Three identical gigantic Alien spaceships landed in China as well as Indonesia Sea in November, 2011. They were identified as alien spaceships from Planet Gootan. Three more gigantic Gootan ships are headed here for November, 2013.

The latest Gootan spaceships have been completely detected by HAARP search device. The device, based in Alaska, was designed to study the phenomenon of northern lights. Based on SETI researchers, the objects are extraterrestrial spaceships . They are going to be visible in optical telescopes as soon as they reach Mars’s orbit – sometime in November of 2013 . The US government has been reportedly informed about the event.

SETI scientists have spent fifty years monitoring space. Dr. Malley asserted that they have finally proven that “we are just newcomers in this huge and unexplored world. Many believe that there are various other civilizations in space besides our own civilization.”

Wikileaks currently introduced countless classified information that reveal that NASA and high-level U.S. official are aware of the three spaceships and are making plans to fight against the spaceships. They have been covering information from the U.S. public for decades. Wikileaks also validates that the UFO sightings over the last three months confirm that the alien invasions (long predicted by SETI) has begun. The three spaceships will spot the official commencing of the alien invasion.



Malley revealed that a Chinese official, Mao Kan, had procured over than 1,000 secret NASA pictures depicting besides human footprints, yet also a human carcass on the very surface of the Moon. Several of the bones in the carcass were missing, the official claimed. The human corpse must have been dropped on the Moon from an alien spaceship, however the extraterrestrials stored some tissue samples for researching.

Dr. Ken Johnston, former Manager of the Data files and Photo Control Department at NASA’s Lunar Receiving Laboratory, asserted that US astronauts had discovered and photographed historical ruins of artificial foundation on the Moon . US astronauts had seen huge unspecified mechanisms on the Moon.

Both Johnston and Mao Kan agree that three more Gootan spaceships are heading for Earth. Commencing in August of 2013 the U.N. will start preparing citizens of the world for the second attack of the three Gootan spaceships and a successive alien attack, which they predict will be “a large-scale assault .”

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Small Humaniod Creature in Chile




October first of 2002, while vacationing in the Southern Chilean city of Concepcion, a group of family members found what appeared to a small humaniod creature. The miniscule being measures about 7.2 centimetres long. It has a relatively large head, two arms with longs fingers, and two legs. The discovery was first reported by "Mega News Service", which is the local news channel in the Santiago area.

According to previously gathered evidence an interviews conducted by journalist Rodrigo Ugarte, the bizarre creature was found among bushes by one of the children during an outdoors trip. The child allegedly picked it up and wrapped it with a piece of paper. The child claims that it stayed alive for about eight days, and in some instances, it even opened its eyes.

Nevertheless, after supposedly being dead for a few days, the small creature displays signs of advanced decomposition; it even appears to be in a strange state of mummification. Specialists from the University of Chile pointed out to a possibility that it might be a fetus from local wild life, such as a wild cat. However, they have not reached a conclusion to determine the exact species the supposed fetus could be scientifically associated with. They expect to carry out DNA testing in order to come up with a conclusion.

UNFOLDING EVENTS AND THE FAMILY'S TESTIMONY
The Henriquez Carreño family described the accounts to Terra.cl News Service, and how 22 days earlier, found the strange-looking creature. They provided shocking and bizarre details about the discovery. They invited the journalist inside their modest home, located in the suburban area Pintana.

Julio Carreño, the child that found the tiny creature, was the one in charge of showing it to members of the media. Carefully and jealously guarding it, he brought it inside a first-aid kit box, still marked with a red cross.

As he opened the box, the journalists were astounded to see the tiny humanoid-like creature, lying in the center of the box, among carefully placed cotton material. "It has changed color since we had found it. It used to be more pinkish; now, it has turned darker. May be it is turning darker because we are keeping it in the refrigerator", he explained. And indeed, some areas of its tiny body look almost as dry as a red pepper. The first thing that caught the attention of the journalists was the size of the skull in relation to the body. The fingers -located on what appear to be the hands- seem to have quite long fingernails: "They seem to be continuingly growing", Carreño said. The slanted-shaped eyes, although closed, can easily be seen. They are located on each side of the head.

The body, almost in its entirety, somehow appears to be mummified. In some parts of the extremities, tiny black stains can be seen. The carcass is very light and fragile; it is for that reason that it is kept inside the first-aid box with cotton inside. "We keep it inside the box to avoid causing any damage", they said.

Nowadays, for the Henriquez Carreño Family is almost normal to have frequent visits from journalists and other people interested in seeing the so-called humanoid-carcass. "A lot of people have come to visit us: Media, psychiatrists, and even people that claim to have special powers", said Mrs. Luisa Carreño.

HOW IT DIED
None of the members of the family could specify the exact day, nor the reasons to explain why the alleged creature died. However, they all agree that it was alive about eight days ago. "When we found it in Concepcion, it was able to open its eyes. Then a few days later, once we had returned to Santiago, it opened its eyes one more time. After that, it never opened them again. But there was something peculiar about that: When we thought it was already dead, the body was still warm, and it stayed warm for a long time. I always thought that a dead body was supposed to be cold", said Armando.

But because they were not able to determine whether the alleged creature was still alive or not, the family members waited too long the take it to the veterinarian, a specialist, or the local authorities in order to have it examined. Therefore, it died. "The truth is that we never really thought about it. But even after noticing that its body was still warm, we took it to a local veterinarian so he could give us an opinion. But the veterinarian was puzzled; he told us that this was the strangest thing, and he did not have a clue about what it really was", said Julio.

FALSE RUMOURS
In spite of the fact that this story is fairly recent (it broke on Monday, the 21st of October), rumors have already begun to spread in relation to it. Perhaps the most talked about rumor is the story about how the alleged creature made telepathic contact with the children's mother, which is completely false. "That rumor began when those people that claim to have super powers came to the house. A lady that claimed to be a medium was talking to people on the street about how she was able to communicate with the being using telepathy. When that happened, I did not notice anything out of the ordinary. I doubt that that ever took place", said Mrs. Luisa. Another version mentions how "the being" stood up and opened its eyes, which according to family members, it never happened. They assure that although it did slowly open its eyes at one point, it never stood up.

THE EXAMINATIONS OR LACK OF THEM
The family pointed out to Terra.cl that the only thing they can do is to wait for an educational institution or local health officials to carry out the necessary tests to determine the origins of the creature. "I am waiting for someone to do a DNA test. Nobody really knows what it is right now. Up until now, they have told me that they are still figuring out where these tests can be done. Unfortunately, when this happens, people tend to forget about the whole thing and it all turns into an inconvenience as time passes by", said Carrasco.

Many veterinarians have already expressed their interest to study "the being" -as they call it. However, none of them have conducted even a serious lab analysis.

The studies would allow them to determine if it is a fetus, an animal, or just a hoax. Furthermore, the preliminary results would indicate if this was indeed a living being of biological form -something that must be made clear in order to proceed with any further studies. If indeed this was, at one point in time a living being, a more in-depth analysis may determine its origin, whether it is from local wild life, from earth or perhaps even extraterrestrial.

Special thanks to Cristian Riffo, Terra.cl, and Jaime Ferrer
Translation by Mario Andrade
Source : Rense.com

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

UFO sighting in Marmora



Yaphet Kotto writes about the owner of a farm in Canada where 30,000 have traveled in homage to true believers,  in his brand new novel ”I don’t want to be told I’m seeing things”  He asserts firmly that the miraculous “Miracle of the sun" that occurred for 14 years and continue to take place was in fact a UFO sighting..
The farm, located in Marmora, Ontario, about 120 miles east of Toronto, has been the site of numerous claims since 1991, when phenomena erupted during a reunion of those who had journeyed to the famous apparition site of Medjugorje in former Yugoslavia.

The farm was owned by John Greensides, who died several years back, and his wife, Shelagh, 80, who is in the process of turning the land over to Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate.
Yaphet reports that the local diocese based in Kingston has refused to offer an
official comment on the site, according to a diocesan spokesman, although a warning was issued from a bishop during the 1990s on the potentially harmful effects of staring at the sun. Kotto says that they are not staring at the sun.”My wife and I filmed the event, it’s silly and unscientific to believe that the sun can fly out of orbit, spin around, dive and then fly back into the sky. I’ve said this before and I will say it again in my book that documents other UFO sightings. Marmora is one of the strongest proofs in Canada, that we are not alone.”