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0 New packaging will indicate when food is spoiled

 Prof. Andrew Mills with food packaged in his smart plastic (Photo: University of Strathclyde) 

Given that German scientists have already developed packaging film that kills food-inhabiting bacteria, it only makes sense that Scottish scientists should be developing the next step in the process – food packaging that changes color when the food is going bad. The “intelligent plastic” film, which is being created at Glasgow’s University of Strathclyde, is intended to take the guesswork out of whether or not the food packaged within it is still safe to eat.
The new plastic is intended to be used in conjunction with modified atmosphere packaging, an existing process in which the shelf life of food is lengthened by replacing the air inside its packaging with a protective gas mixture – often, most or all of the oxygen is drawn out and replaced with nitrogen or carbon dioxide.
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CARBON DIOXIDE!!!...but it's dangerous!!....and it's poisonous!!....and it leaves a footprint!!....and..and
plants breath it!! ...oh.

0 New German national ID card hacked by Chaos Computer Club

The German government's new national ID card – which will start being issued this November – has been publicly hacked on TV by members of the infamous Chaos Computer Club. 

The feature-rich cards, which the government has spent €24 million on so far and is hoping will be used by a variety of third-party organisations, are capable of storing useful authenticators such as biometric data and allied information.
Or rather, was hoping, as German newswires have reported that members of the Chaos Computer Club demonstrated how easy the cards were to crack live on the WDR TV channel, reportedly resulting in considerable consternation in government circles.
The BSI, the Federal Office for Information Security, has apparently acknowledged that the card's PIN can be cracked using trojan malware, noting that the methodology of the hack is similar to keylogging software.
Commenting on the card hack, Richard Kirk, European director of Fortify Software, said that the crack was almost certainly down to a failure of security being added as an afterthought, rather than integrated from the earliest stages of the development process.
"The gameplan with this card – which is capable of carrying a wealth of data on German citizens, including their online banking data, personal biometrics and authentication information for use when interacting with online government web sites – is quite extensive", he said.

Chaos Computer Club

"But given the fact that the notorious Chaos Computer Club has cracked the card system on a WDR TV programme, it will almost certainly discourage German citizens – or third party institutions – to adopt the technology", he added.
Kirk went on to say that it is critical to any new security system that its users have absolute confidence in the platform, if the system is to take off.
The ID card industry was hit badly this year, he explained, when the UK government scrapped its plans for an ambitious UK national ID card system, so this very public cracking of the German card scheme – weeks before it is due to go live – is not positive on several levels.
On one level there is the public confidence in the security, whilst on another there are the commercial implications for the German ID card system, since third-party organisations will not have been filled with enthusiasm over the TV cracking of the system, he said.
Kirk said that the ID card project is a breathtaking example of what can go wrong on the development front when developers don't 'get' the need for security as a fundamental aspect of an IT project.
"Yes, the card system is claimed to be more secure than an ID/password combination, but that's not the issue here. Confidence in the new German ID card programme has been shattered, so the government will have to resolve the situation", he said.
"And that resolution is going to cost far more money than it would have cost the government and its contractors to integrate high levels of security into the development process", he added.


0 Read your mind?....theres an app for that,

Experts have come up with a new application for the iPhone that has the ability to read minds. 

The XWave enables users to control on-screen objects with their minds as well as train their brains to control attention spans and relaxation levels.

It works via a headset strapped around the user's forehead, plugging into the iPhone jack.
A state-of-the-art sensor within the device can then read the user's brainwaves through the skull, converting them into digital signals before displaying them in various colours on the iPhone screen.
And as the mind focuses on a particular task the graphics change, indicating the user's level of concentration or relaxation.
The device is the latest in the field of emerging mind-controlled games and devices.
Innovations giant PLX Devices developed the high-tech sensor using technology that has for years been used by doctors to treat epilepsy and seizures in patients.
However, PLX Devices founder and CEO Paul Lowchareonkul said it was a matter of time before such contraptions entered the mainstream.

"The human brain is the most powerful, complex thing in the universe, and for the first time, we're able to harness its amazing power and connect it to everyday technology. With the development of 3rd party apps, the potential for innovation is limitless," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying. 

And at $99.99 (around £64) you may need your mind tweeked to buy it.

0 Two arrested at Buckingham not the two you were hoping.

Queen: "The People are Revolting phillip..."
Prince Philip: "Yes dear, they are horrible...release the hounds!"

Watch out for CCTV,
Two men, said by media to be student protesters, have been arrested trying to get into Buckingham Palace, police said today.
The men, aged 20 and 26, were detained yesterday morning after they attempted to walk past officers at a check-in post at the palace but were stopped and searched, a police source told reporters.

One was believed to be carrying a bed sheet with political slogans written on it, the source added. Sky News said the men were thought to be students, protesting against the government's planned rise in university tuition fees.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed the arrests and said the men had been held on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site in contravention of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act. The men are still in custody.

Demonstrations by students against the fees rise at the end of last year turned violent, with one leading to the most serious riots in London for years.

During these, protesters attacked a limousine carrying Prince Charles and his wife Camilla.

One of the windows was cracked, white paint was thrown over the car, and ministers said Camilla "came into contact" with protesters, with media reporting she had been poked with a stick.

In 2004, a protester for divorced fathers' visitation rights, dressed in a Batman suit, climbed a balcony at the palace and unfurled a banner.

Detectives investigating last year's trouble also released pictures and video footage of suspects wanted in connection with the violence.

One clip appears to show a man wielding a petrol bomb near parliament before disappearing into the crowd.

"What we have released today is the unlawful side of protest. An individual brandishes what appears to be a petrol bomb, putting others in clear danger," said detective chief superintendent Matthew Horne.

"Another young man is seen committing acts of suspected violent disorder in Parliament Square, attempting to cause damage to shops and attacking the Royal Convoy."

IF ATTEMPTING TO "BREAK IN" surprisingly it is not easy..... keep in mind that Buckingham Palace also contains its own police station, and the Royal Family have their own protection officers at all times.
Also during any given month, as many as five different units can be assigned to the Queen's Guard..all paid for very lovingly by the British public.

0 NOAA: 2010 tied with 2005 for Earth's warmest year on record...Brrrr

Last year tied with 2005 as the world's warmest on record, according to data released Wednesday by the National Climatic Data Center. 

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It was also the wettest year on record globally as measured by average precipitation, according to the center records began in 1880
Heavy rain in Asia due to the monsoon (which led to disastrous floods in Pakistan) and tropical storms in Central America contributed to the extreme precipitation amounts.
The Earth's average temperature in 2010, as in 2005, was 58.12 degrees, which is 1.12 degrees above the 20th-century average of 57 degrees.
It was the 34th consecutive year that the global temperature was above average, according to the data center. The last below-average year was 1976.
"This warmth reinforces the notion that we're seeing climate change," says David Easterling, chief of scientific services at the data center in Asheville, N.C.
Not so fast, says Pat Michaels, a climatologist with the Cato Institute in Washington. "If you draw a trend line from the data, it's pretty flat from the 1990s. We don't see much of a warming trend over the past 12 years."

He says the gloom-and-doom projections on global warming are likely to be too hot. "The projections will have to come down," Michaels says.
The climate center reports that the global land surface temperatures for 2010 were the warmest on record, at 1.80 degrees above the 20th-century average. The global ocean surface temperature for 2010 tied with 2005 as the third-warmest on record, at 0.88 degrees above the 20th-century average.
Several exceptional heat waves occurred during 2010, the center reported, bringing record high temperatures and affecting tens of millions of people. Russia endured an unprecedented two-month heat wave last summer: On July 29, the Moscow Observatory recorded its highest-ever temperature of 100.8 degrees.
"Although we can't attribute any individual event to climate change," Easterling says, "the probability of these events does increase as the climate warms."
Center data show the global average surface temperature has risen more than 1 degree since the start of the 20th century. Much of the warmth occurred in the past three decades. Nine of the Earth's 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001, and all 12 of the warmest years have occurred since 1997.

In a separate global temperature report released last week, 2010 finished in a tie with 1998 for the warmest year in the 32-year satellite temperature record, according to John Christy, professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama-Huntsville (UAH).
Unlike the climate center's surface-based temperatures, UAH's data are based on instruments aboard satellites from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that measure the temperature of the atmosphere from the surface up to an altitude of about 5 miles above sea level.
The satellite data show that the globe continues to warm unevenly. Warming increases as you go north: The Arctic Ocean has warmed an average of almost 3 degrees in the past 32 years.
Another global surface temperature report released Wednesday — from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York — said 2010 tied 2005 as the warmest year.

Above source:      USA TODAY

Global Cooling: 2010 Northern Hemisphere Winter Snow Extent Was The Second Highest On Record!!
Rutgers University Global Snow Lab also confirms that the 2010 Northern
Hemisphere winter snow extent was the second highest on record, at 52,166,840 km2 and second only to February, 1978 which was slightly higher at 53,647,305 km2.

0 Mount Etna begins to Erupt 11th jan 2011

Strombolian explosion from the active pit crater on the east flank of the Southeast Crater cone on the evening of 12 January 2011 as seen from Piano del Vescovo, at 1375 m elevation on the southeast flank of Etna.

Starting on the late evening (about 21.00 GMT) of 11 January 2011, a slight increase in the volcanic tremor amplitude has been recorded by the INGV-CT seismic network, which reached a peak at 07:00 on 12 January. During the early morning of this day, the source of the tremor was observed to shift from its previous location to the north of the Northeast Crater toward the Southeast Crater. These variations have been accompanied by the resumption of weak eruptive activity within the pit crater located on the eastern flank of the Southeast Crater cone, as observed already during the day of 11 January, and which gradually increased in intensity during the early morning of today. As of 08:45 GMT this morning, the activity continues to be rather weak, without any emission of volcanic ash, whereas dense emission of gas and vapor is observed at the other summit craters of Etna.

On the evening of 12 January, Strombolian activity continued from the active vent within the pit crater; during the afternoon and evening the volcanic tremor amplitude had continued to increase. Shortly after 21:00, lava that had accumulated within the pit crater started to overflow on its low eastern rim, feeding a lava flow that advanced toward the western wall of the Valle del Bove. It is possible that the ongoing activity is producing volcanic ash.


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The Alex Jones Show -- Jan 12 WE
Alex welcomes back to the show the host of Mancow's Morning Madhouse, Mancow Muller. Alex also talks with trend forecaster Gerald Celente, publisher of the Trends Journal, business consultant and author who makes predictions about the global financial markets and other events of historical importance.

Alex extended today's show five minutes into a 4th hour.
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Cutting Through the Matrix with Alan Watt -- Jan 12 WE
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Guns and Butter -- Jan 12 WE

"Demolition Access To the World Trade Center Towers" with Kevin Ryan. 

WTC tenants, both companies and employees; security and design firms and their board members involved in redesigning and implementing the new security system after the 1993 basement bombing; companies and individuals involved in the clean-up of ground zero. Who had the means, access, motivation and who profited.
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0 MSNBC Says New Terror Threat "Web Savvy" Young People

MSNBC says lookout for people who are "web savvy" and good with computers, they are probably "home grown terrorists" working for Al-Qaeda.

0 'CIA-created Frankenstein': US turns blind eye on terrorist?

A former CIA operative, who's wanted in Venezuela and Cuba for terrorist attacks throughout Latin America, has gone on trial in the U.S. But that's not why Luis Posada Carriles is in court. Instead, he's being charged with lying to immigration officers. RT's Jihan Hafiz looks at why the U.S. is turning a blind eye to an alleged terrorist.

0 Israeli spy network behind assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist are arrested

Iranian state TV report quotes Intelligence Ministry statement claiming Israel used European allies in the 2010 killing of Masoud Ali-Mohammadi in Tehran.

Iran has arrested a "network of spies" linked to Israel's Mossad intelligence service that it blames for the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist in 2010, its state television reported on Monday. 
"The network of spies and terrorists linked to Mossad was destroyed," state television quoted a statement issued by the intelligence ministry as saying. "The network was behind the assassination of Masoud Ali-Mohammadi."
A remote-controlled bomb killed the Tehran University scientist in Tehran on January 12 last year. Iran blamed the United States and Israel for the killing.
Washington has denied charges of involvement as "absurd".
Dr Mohammadi was killed as he was leaving his home
The statement said Israel had "used some European and non-European countries as well as some neighboring countries to lead the assassination," without giving further details.
In February 2009, British newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported that Israel was assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists as part of a covert war against the Islamic Republic's illicit weapons program.
The Telegraph quoted Western intelligence analysts as saying that Israel's Mossad spy agency was behind the death of Ardeshire Hassanpour, a top nuclear scientist at Iran's Isfahan uranium plant who died mysteriously from "gas poisoning" in 2007.
The United States and its allies accuse Iran of trying to build bombs under cover of a civilian nuclear program. Tehran says its nuclear work is for generating electricity.
Western sources have said Ali-Mohammadi, a physics professor, worked closely with Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi and Fereydoun Abbassi-Davani, both subject to UN sanctions because of their work on suspected nuclear weapons development. 

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Israel...caught red handed yet again....PREDICTION: the US will now be all over Iran, trying to "save face" for their best buddy...problem,reaction,solution

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This ad has to be the most subliminal filled I've ever's got it all...sun symbolism all seeing eye, chem-trails, masonic hand signs..pyramids, 5 pointed stars, phallic symbols, masonic colour combos, and most shocking of all..happy happy people going through...Full body scanners. (see below)

0 Honeywell finalise sale of 'T-Hawk' Surveillance Drone to Miami-Dade Police

Miami-Dade police buy drone

In places such as KabulGaza, and Baghdad, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) hovering over homes, following suspects, and tracking enemies of the state are a daily reality.   So where are the high-tech drones buzzing to next? Miami-Dade County.
The Miami-Dade Police Department recently finalized a deal to buy a 20-pound drone from defense firm Honeywell. The drone can fly for 40 minutes, reach heights of 10,500 feet and cruise in the air at 46 miles an hour. As the Miami-Dade Police Department has recently made a lot of budget cuts, the funding may have come from a federal grant. An eye in the sky like over Iraq and Afghanistan may soon be looking down over South Florida 'to keep people safe.' Honeywell has applied to the FAA for clearance to fly the drone in urban areas.
Next award ceremony?
“At this point, it doesn’t really matter if you’re against this technology, because it’s coming,” says P. W. Singer, author of Wired for War and an expert on drones. “The precedent that is set in Miami could be huge.”
Drones, or UAVs, have exploded in popularity over the past five years. As Singer writes in his book, the military barely used the technology during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Now the Army and Air Force have more than 7,000 drones overseas, and 44 other countries use the devices.
But Miami-Dade is blazing new territory for civilian law enforcement agencies. Cops inHouston have tested UAVs, and a sheriff’s office in Colorado has a drone to look for stranded hikers. But no one has deployed a drone in a large metro area.
“Miami-Dade is really at the front of this trend,” says Lindsay Voss, a researcher with theAssociation for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), a trade group.
MDPD is keeping the details of its deal with Honeywell quiet. The department didn’t respond to Riptide’s Freedom of Information Act request about the contract, but sources confirm the drone purchased is Honeywell’s T-Hawk.
The 20-pound drone, which resembles a hovering Roomba vacuum with cameras mounted on the sides, can fly for 40 minutes at a time, reach 10,500 feet, and cruise at up to 46 mph, according to one analysis.

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0 This is the 'REAL IRAQ.' 2010...

       Trashed in Iraq: 'Look what they've done to us!' 

The US is pumping billions of dollars into regenerating Iraq. But with thousands there still living below the poverty line, many have yet to see any improvement in living standards. As RT's Sebastian Myer reports, some are forced to live in dumping grounds, scavenging through waste just to earn a few dollars.

0 4 New 'Corkscrew' seal deaths probed

The 'corkscrew' deaths of four seals are being investigated after their bodies were washed up on Norfolk beaches. 

Three of the seals found dead in December have similar injuries, while the fourth is being examined by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO).
Forty one other seal deaths since August are still being investigated.
In 2010, dozens of seals were found washed up on beaches in north Norfolk with lacerations that appeared to have been inflicted in a corkscrew motion.
However, in the latest cases, the MMO, which regulates the use of English seas, has not released details of the injuries but wants anyone with information to come forward.
Neil Wellum, head of marine conservation and enforcement at the MMO, said: "We are keeping an open mind on all possible causes as we collect information from as many sources as possible.
"We would welcome any information from residents around this area of coastline as part of our ongoing investigation."
The MMO said it is working with Norfolk Police, the Sea Mammal Research Unit, Natural England, the Eastern Sea Fisheries Joint Committee and others during the course of the investigation.
The mysterious deaths of more than 30 seals washed up along the east coast of Scotland and England in the past two years are being investigated.
Each of the carcasses had a single, smooth-edged cut which started at the head and spiralled around the body.
Experts said it was not known what had caused the "corkscrew" injuries, which were not consistent with fishing nets or boat propellers.
Members of the public who spot a seal carcass have been urged to report it.
Seven seals have been found with the corkscrew wounds - which affect both common and grey seals - in St Andrew Bay and the Firth of Forth in the past two months.