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Must See! Samsung to release FLEXIBLE phones! so tough they can be hit with a hammer!

Demonstrations of “flexible” displays are a staple technique seems to from the screens were small enough for us to carry.

This week, Samsung has given the strongest sign yet that the hi-tech devices could become a reality.

The company introduced the “flexible” AMOLED display 4.5 inches across and only 0.3mm thick, in January this year.

Reports this week hint that the phone technology – which can be “rolled up” and survive the hammer blows – is shown in the second quarter of next year.

The technology relies on Atom-thick “graphene” – sheets of carbon atoms – with aluminum foil, protective layer of liquid crystal “display”.

Earlier this year, reports leaked that Samsung had the ability to produce large amounts of evidence “early 2012” – but no one knew what they could be.

Later, photos of the concept phone uses technology – Galaxy Skin – appeared. The skin was a project carried out by design students, using the Samsung logo and a trademark of Galaxy.

But the technology has huge potential.

Graphene phone screens are practically unbreakable, and provide an instant advantage over any other smartphone on the market.

Now, according to reports from the International Business Times, concept phones, similar to the skin could be on sale early next year.

The report was remarkably specific, stating that the handset would provide information, including high-resolution 800 × 480 flexible AMOLED display, eight-megapixel camera and 1GB of RAM and 1.2GHz processor.

Specifications for sound suspiciously similar spec Samsung’s current flagship, the S Galaxy II, however.

Will Findlater, editor of Stuff Magazine told the Mail Online today: “AMOLED display is already in the mobile technology to win, so is it as good as promised, a flexible AMOLED could stop drunk smartphone screens – and the tablets, which are even more fragile.”

Potential of the tablets can be folded away smartphone is a particularly exciting – you would have two gadgets for the price of one, “said Findlater.

It is perhaps wise to be a little skeptical, however.

Samsung has not made an official product announcement, and while they certainly can produce such technology – it was freely discussed earlier this year – the “gap” between that and a working phone ready for mass production is immense.

“Flexible” displays have been shown in various forms since 2004 – Tech insiders suggest that the laptops, or e-book readers may someday be a “pen” mortgage processor “sheet” of paper-like screen wrapped around it.

Scientists discover a massive diamond planet! (video)

It is certainly what you might call a gem of a discovery.

Astronomers believe they have an entire planet made of diamonds found.

Scientists at the University of Manchester believe they have a once-massive star in the Milky Way, which is transformed into a small planet made of precious stones excavated.

The international research team first detected an unusual star, called a pulsar, and followed their discovery in the study using a telescope is housed in an observatory in Cheshire.

The findings led scientists to the appeal of a small planetary companion orbiting the pulsar to be discovered.

Pulsars are small rotating stars more than ten miles in diameter – the size of a small town – that a beam of radio waves.

The team also includes scientists from Australia, Germany, Italy and the United States, believes that the ‘diamond planet’ is all that remains of the original star, most of which case was transferred to the pulsar.

The companion planet is small, with less than 40,000 miles wide – about five times the diameter of Earth.

But it’s so close to the pulsar, that if the greater would be torn apart by the gravity of the star, which more than 10,000 rotations per minute and has a mass about 1.4 times that of the Sun

Research team member Dr. Michael Keith said: “This remnant is probably largely carbon and oxygen, for a star made of lighter elements like hydrogen and helium would be too big to fit the measured time job. ”

The density means that this material is sure to be crystalline, ie, a large part of the star may be similar to a diamond.

The pulsar, called PSR J1719-1438, and his planet are part of the plane of the galaxy of stars and located 4,000 light-years away in the constellation Serpens – the Snake.

The modulations in the radio pulses astronomers said some things about the planet.

It revolves around the pulsar in just two hours and ten minutes, and the distance between two objects is about 373,000 miles – slightly less than the radius of our Sun

Despite its small size, the planet is slightly more massive than Jupiter.

About 70 percent of the millisecond pulsars have companions of a sort.

Astronomers believe that the companion star in its form, an old, dead pulsar transforms into a millisecond pulsar by the transfer of matter and spinning to a very high speed.

The result is a rapidly rotating millisecond pulsar with a shrunken companion – usually a white dwarf.

The find is reported in the journal Science.

Comet Elenin Creates Firestorm of Controversy and Conspiracy Claims (Video)

Astronomers and other space experts speak on a comet to expect a close call to make with colliding into the Earth later this year. The consequences would be devastating, why are so many people are unaware?

“I think it’s worth a raised eyebrow,” says the author Brooks Agnew. He’s a lot of research on cultivated land, and told RT that there are some strange coincidences in relation to the comet, consider the people should do.

“A lot of people are concerned about them,” says Agnew. “We have a lot of research done on Comet cultivated land, and what we have found there is a lot of missing data on this comet”

Agnew says that NASA comet just “a harmless little Fuzzball of ice” that do not come within more than 20 million miles from Earth calls. Others, he says, claim that this comet should arouse concern, since it does not look like a comet, not to act like a comet and from outside the region where most comets used to come to come out.

“There are a lot of things about this comet that make no sense,” says Agnew.

Another thing, even for the author’s fears that another large asteroid is expected to come near the earth, around the same time. Coincidentally, he says, a new emergency warning system has been announced for the first time on the same day that asteroid right rock from our planet.

Agnew agreed that the allegations discussed the impact of the cultivated land for centuries, and says that people do not just shrug it off as spinners theories. “We have to say by experts, everything is made well, but those of us watching the characters cosmological, geological character [and] characters were oceanographic show that it would be the trend that the ancients said happened.”

“What we should know is that the projections [are] very much appreciated. There are a lot of forces working on this comet as it passes through our solar system is moving from a very off-angle, and not all of them were calculated. were so somehow makes a guess where this thing will end – and maybe a guess not good enough. ”

If projections are not enough evidence, says Agnew, to no more than the major world governments. Both the U.S. and Russia a fortune in new underground shelters have invested, and the author says, there must be a reason for it. NASA, he says, also recently added a video distributed to the families of the employees to advise them what to do in the event of an impending emergency.

According to Agnew, it’s time to connect the dots, and it is not just talking about constellations.

WOW! Army tests James Bond style tank that is ‘invisible’ (video)


British Ministry of Defence drew worldwide media attention in October 2007 when he announced that the successful tank invisible to the human eye. Although the British government is keeping information to himself, he issued the basic idea behind the technology.

The tank is covered in silicon, effectively turning the vehicle in a highly reflective film screen. Video cameras placed on the container in real-time images of the environment and projectors display images on the surface of the tank. For observers of secret trials conducted by the British Army in October 2007, the only thing visible was the images of the terrain projected onto the tank.

British plans for military tanks ready for battle by 2012, but this technique can be short-lived due to some shortcomings. Cameras or projectors can fail, and from different angles, the tank can be seen. This is somewhat cumbersome and difficult way to make an object invisible (HowStuffWorks discussed this technique in another article on invisibility cloaks). The use of cameras and projectors smoke and mirrors creates an optical illusion style, and a leading researcher in the British test was not fully satisfied with the technology.

“The next stage is to make the tank invisible without [cameras and projectors],” physicist Sir John Pendry says Daily Mail “, which is complex and complicated, but possible.”

In addition to Pendry universities around the world and the United States military, exploring the possibilities of actually making an object invisible using next generation technology to disguise that fact manipulate light. U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) – the Pentagon’s research wing has received the green light for funding of 15 million dollars over three years to investigate urban obfuscants. This project is an ambitious attempt to create a protective shield for use by soldiers in urban combat situations. Shield to be opened quickly in tight spaces and protect soldiers from enemy fire will be a great asset, but DARPA does not stop there. This shield will also be able to make the invisible soldier under him, and it would be healing, which means that if the bullet fails to get through the shield material can be repaired.

Chances are, DARPA will be successful in its goal – eventually. Physics are already in place to make possible, and when the technology to create the parts become available over the next decade, these devices leave to cover the field of science fiction and enter reality.

But how is this possible? How to manipulate light? Everything is based on some very small particles. Read the next page for metamaterials.


Koreans Sue Apple iPhone over Invasion of Privacy Violations


A group of approximately 27,000 South Koreans suing with Apple, for £ 15.8 million for what they claim is a violation of privacy from the collection of information about the iPhone’s location.

Every man in a suit seeking one million won (£ 568) as compensation, Kim Sok Heng, one of their attorneys announced today.

He said that they aimed for Apple and its South Korean unit “protect privacy” rights.

A representative of Apple in Seoul declined to comment.

Apple, faced complaints and criticism, as he showed in April that his Iphones store locations near the base stations of mobile phone and Wi-Fi hot spots for up to a year.

Such data can be used to create a rough map of displacement device owner.

Apple, also showed that a software error caused Iphones continue to send anonymous data about the location of the company’s servers, even if the location service arrangement have been disabled.

The company said they will not keep data on the phones for more than seven days, will encrypt data and suspends the process of copying files on users’ computers. He also corrected an error with free software updates.

Mr. Kim, a lawyer, took for Apple to court earlier this year for iPhone privacy and was awarded one million won.

He said that he expects the first reading a new event will be held in October or November.

If the court in the southern city of Changwon will rule in favor of the plaintiffs, the total amount of compensation would amount to about 27600000000 won (£ 15.6million).

Apple – the most expensive company in the U.S. – earned $ 7.31billion (£ 4.45billion) in its third fiscal quarter.

Mr. Kim said that the decision to claim damages only one million won per person shows that the South Korean courts do not usually amounts higher than their counterparts in the U.S.

He said 26,691 claimants have been listed in the civil lawsuit filed earlier today. Another 921 lawyers and minors must get parental consent before they can join, Mr. Kim. He expects to take about two weeks.

Communications regulator in South Korea earlier this month ordered local operations from Apple, to pay three million won (£ 1700) fine for what it considers a violation of the laws of the country’s location information.

NASA Announces DNA discovered in meteorites


NASA researchers have found the building blocks of DNA, the genetic molecule that is essential to all life forms, in meteorites, pieces of space rock that have fallen to Earth. The discovery suggests that similar meteorites and comets may have impacted Earth and assisted in life formation here.

With minimal chance for contamination of the meteorite samples, scientists are confident that these meteorite specimens were formed in space. “People have been discovering components of DNA in meteorites since the 1960’s, but researchers were unsure whether they were really created in space or if instead they came from contamination by terrestrial life,” Michael Callahan, lead author of the study on the discovery, said in a statement.

The research team analyzed twelve carbon rich meteorites, nine of which were from Antarctica, to positively identify the basic elements of the chemical compounds they extracted from the samples. Testing revealed adenine and guanine, two fundamental components of DNA called nucleobases.

DNA is shaped like a double helix, or twisted ladder, and the rungs of that ladder are each comprised of two nucleobases, either a pairing of adenine and thymine or of guanine and cytosine. The ladder is essentially a long string of genetic code that tells cells in an organism which proteins to make. Those proteins then play critical roles in organism growth and function, making everything from hair to enzymes.

Scientists also found hypoxanthine and xanthine, two other chemicals used in biological processes and found in muscle tissue.

The meteorites also contained trace amounts of three molecules associated with nucleobases, called nucleobase analogs, but two of those are almost never seen in biology, providing the necessary proof that these DNA components were actually created in outer space.

In fact the only record of any of these nucleobases in biologic processes is within a virus. Callahan said in the NASA press release that “if asteroids are behaving like chemical ‘factories’ cranking out prebiotic material, you would expect them to produce many variants of nucleobases, not just the biological ones, due to the wide variety of ingredients and conditions in each asteroid,” and that is exactly what these researchers found. He says the nucleobases found, biological or not, can also be created in a lab setting, using the basic compounds hydrogen cyanide, ammonia, and water.

This finding contributes further to the growing collection of evidence that asteroids and comets are comprised of the proper chemicals to generate the building blocks of life. Some seem to have the ideal internal chemistry for the job.

“In fact, there seems to be a ‘goldilocks’ class of meteorites,” Callahan said in a statement, “the so called CM2 meteorites, where conditions are just right to make more of these molecules.”


Switzerland Labratory Creates and Stores Antimatter Atoms for 17 Minutes (video)


Some 309 antihydrogen atoms have been created by ALPHA Collaboration in Switzerland and stored in a magnified cylinder up to about 17 minutes for the first time in the history of science.

The Geneva-based international team of scientists working in CERN announced on Tuesday that storing the antimatter atoms up to 1000 seconds (nearly 17 minutes) is a great step forward because it gives a chance to the scientists to study them much further; whereas, the 38 atoms having been captured in 2010 could be held only for a sixth of a second, the state-run BBC reported.

Prof Jeffrey Hangst, ALPHA spokesperson, says, “Anti-matter catches on because it’s real… Half the universe has gone missing.”

“This would be a modest first step towards actually understanding antimatter.”

In a televised interview, CERN director-general Rolf-Dieter Heuer said on Tuesday, “We see its reactions, so we know antimatter exists. At the moment of the Big Bang, matter and antimatter existed in equal measures. Then one part in 10 billion was created, which is us, i.e. the material world. The target of basic science is to find more knowledge about the source of the universe.

“Antimatter was discovered 80 years ago, and you see it used now in some medical device called PET in hospitals to diagnose cancer, for example. But we don’t know exactly what this new scientific advancement can lead us to in the future.”

A January 2011 research by the American Astronomical Society has discovered antimatter originating above thunderstorm clouds. This is the first time antimatter has been observed occurring naturally on Earth.

Antiparticles are also produced in any environment with a sufficiently high temperature.

Scientists claim antimatter is the costliest material to make. In 2006, Gerald Smith estimated USD-250 million could produce 10 milligrams of positrons (equivalent to USD-25 billion per gram). This is because production is difficult.

Several NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts-funded studies are exploring whether it might be possible to use magnetic scoops to collect the antimatter that occurs naturally in the Van Allen belt of the Earth, and ultimately, the belts of gas giants like Jupiter, hopefully at a lower cost per gram.

The scarcity of antimatter means it is not readily available to be used as fuel, although it could be used in antimatter catalyzed nuclear pulse propulsion for space applications.

The reaction of 1 kg of antimatter with 1 kg of matter would produce 1.8×1017 J of energy (by the mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc²), or the rough equivalent of 43 megatons of TNT. This is slightly less than the Tsar Bomb, the largest nuclear weapon ever detonated.

Due to high energy inherent in antimatter, it may have military applications either as an explosive or in boosting of nuclear fusion weapons.

Heuer says, “It’s a very important breakthrough because it is the first step toward understanding why we are here.”


Apple can turn all cell phone cameras off remotely


Some of the newest technology out of Apple headquarters won’t be in tablet form or fit in your pocket. Rather, the computer gadget giants have filed a patent that will keep their customers from using the camera function on their own iPhones.

Apple has been working on a plan that will allow concert halls, sporting arenas and other venues to install infrared sensors that will detect iPhones going into camera mode and promptly disable the device’s ability to snap a shot or film a video. Explicitly, the patent states that it will use new technology to “capture a second image that includes an infrared signal with encoded data” and from there could shut-down a phone’s recording capability or else introduce a compulsory watermark.

Other functions of the phone would not be halted upon being located by the sensors.

While Apple is working on the product to combat bootlegging concerts and other unauthorized recording, the patent also notes that the infared emitter could be used to transfer data, such as in a museum. There iPhone users can be transmitted info about exhibits straight to their phone upon entering the signal’s range.

Technology writer James Holland says, however, that implementing such a large-scale installation would be “a large undertaking.”

Holland also notes that, “a patent is just an expression of an idea, and no guarantee Apple’s actually building it into the iPhone.”

The move is without a doubt a reflection of the recording industry’s continuing battle with bootleggers. Event organizers, broadcasters, performers and their parties are often allowed exclusive rights to their performances, but as unofficially-released content is leaked to YouTube, the audience can (and often) opts for free, unauthorized accounts of a live events, rather than paying promoters and groups for their own content.

And while Apple may eventually implement this technology to render recording from iPhones impossible, no other cell phone giants, including Blackberry or Android, have disclosed details of following suit.

Apple users have often found workarounds for many of the iPhones features since it was released, too. The hacking or “jailbreaking” of devices allows users with the knowhow to unlock all features of the Apple iOS, allowing for modification and the customizing of the phone’s operating system and its capabilities. With hackers this week infiltrating the servers of both the Senate and the CIA, a new iPhone mod to combat infared sensors is presumably all too possible.

If you were to ask comedian Doug Stanhope about his thoughts on bootlegging, however, the stand-up has quite a bit to say about the negative aspects of bringing cell phones to shows. Speaking to Philadelphia Weekly earlier this year, Stanhope said,“at every show there’s some(one) with a cell phone camera putting s*** on YouTube—I’ll have people in Baltimore yelling out jokes I did in DC the night before. It could be brand new jokes.”

“Videos on YouTube, for comedy, it’s like they’re giving away the ending of the movie.”

Adds Stanhope, “another way that cell phone cameras just destroy the atmosphere is it’s live and it’s in the moment and it’s temporary. When people are…recording it … immediately you just see these…tourists of life, you know? You’re here…live, man, and you’re staring at me through a lens on a cell phone.”

Apple had filed for the patent in 2009 but word of it was only released this week.


Nobel laureate announces “E-Cat” cold fusion Works! (video)

Dr. Brian Josephson, winner of the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on superconductivity, has recently released a YouTube video of an interview of himself conducted by Judith Driscoll, Professor of Materials Science at Cambridge University.

The stated purpose of the video is to wake up the media to the E-Cat story, which has not been widely reported on in the mainstream media of the English-speaking world. While some cold fusion advocates hypothesize the existence of a conspiracy of silence to suppress news with such important implications, Josephson suggests the silence is more due to an unwillingness of the traditional media outlets (both general and scientific) to risk appearing credulous by simply reporting on the story.

The content of the video is not really news for those who have been following the E-Cat story. Josephson himself is not likely privy to secret details of Andrea Rossi’s work, although he has kept up with developments in his capacity as an editor of the “Energy Catalyzer” page on Wikipedia. The video appears intended as an introduction of the energy catalyzer to a general audience including, of course, those in the media. Josephson uses a number of simple analogies and illustrations to explain why he believes the E-Cat could work. One of his analogies addresses the lack of high-energy gamma rays produced by Rossi’s device—a serious objection from a nuclear physics perspective if the device does indeed work by the fusion of nickel and hydrogen.

However, while he gives support for the idea that the E-Cat could work, Josephson doesn’t offer his own hypothesis detailing how he believes it does work. Perhaps optimists and skeptics alike can at least agree that there is still too little known publicly about the E-Cat for anyone (except Rossi, perhaps) to develop a comprehensive theory on how it functions, if indeed it does. A comprehensive theory is not necessary for the commercial success of device: it just needs to work. But, if it does work, there will be a much stronger demand than there is even now among scientists for more details on the process so that it can be researched properly. Rossi’s recent deal with the University of Bologna researchers is a positive development in that respect.

The imprimatur of a Nobel laureate in Physics may prove beneficial to Andrea Rossi, and to cold fusion research in general. In Dr. Josephson’s case that benefit may be tempered by the fact that he has been known as a cold fusion advocate for years. And perhaps it would also be wise to recall that a Nobel laureate in Physics, Sir John Cockcroft, was involved in hot fusion’s version of the Fleischmann-Pons story, so we have evidence, if we needed any, that a Nobel Prize in Physics doesn’t prevent one from drawing wrong conclusions in the field of physics.

Still, if nothing else, Dr. Josephson’s YouTube video and tomorrow’s press conference in Greece may prove to be the catalysts that convince the mainstream media the time is right to start reporting this story. More media reporting on the story means a wider audience, and therefore more people talking about the E-Cat and cold fusion in general, and discussing whether it can be real. That seems to be precisely what Dr. Josephson is hoping to accomplish. We shall see if he is successful.

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Russia Reveals A Cold War Laser That Can Targets U.S. Satellites (Video)


Back in 1981, when Reagan was preparing to spend the Soviet Union into the ground, the U.S. developed an Airborne Laser Laboratory that could bring down missiles and planes with high-density rays.

Never willing to be outdone, the Soviets launched the Beriev A-60, a jumbo-jet with a laser cannon installed in the nose.

Only two Beriev’s were ever completed and U.S. intelligence officials never grew concerned as one was destroyed and the other was put into storage without so much as a test flight.

A few years ago, the Russians dusted the wings off of the stored plane and renewed their modifications.

According to The Space Review, the new design lacks the nose cannon of its predecessor and has its laser mounted up away from the earth and directed toward space (via Danger Room).

Danger Room also points to a statement issued by the Russians last year that says they’re developing an “air-laser system designed to transmit laser energy to remote sites in order to counter the infrared opto-electronic tools of the enemy.”

A large bulge on the back of the craft is an overhead port that opens to deploy the 1-megawatt laser turret with a range of 190 to 370 miles.

An aviation photography team from Russian Planes was able to pick up the the insignia on the laser-equipped jet that shows a tapering red beam shooting into space at the Hubble Telescope. The Hubble represents U.S. satellites, and it’s path of motion is blacked out over Russia (see picture above).

The concept of directing a laser at orbiting assets is nothing new. In 2006, China hit American satellites with lasers from a ground based installation, possibly blinding them.