Archive for April, 2012
The sun may be entering a period of reduced activity that could result in lower temperatures on Earth, according to Japanese researchers.
Officials of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Riken research foundation said on April 19 that the activity of sunspots appeared to resemble a 70-year period in the 17th century in which London’s Thames froze over and cherry blossoms bloomed later than usual in Kyoto.
SHORT STORY: Pick something of value, make bets on the future value of “something”, add contract & you have a derivative.
Banks make massive profits on derivatives, and when the bubble bursts chances are the tax payer will end up with the bill.
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In 1933 Paul Schatz a German-born inventor and artist discovered the Inversion capability of Platonic Solids.Inversion of a platonic solid can change its position within a 3 dimensional space without a propulsion system (which creates a dynamic with the surrounding environment or atmosphere). Festo ,a industrial control and automation company has now adapted the concept to create the first inversion driven flying, or to be precise -walking machine. The Proof of Concept Project “SmartInversion” floats in air via helium chambers while it moves though 3 dimensional space without any kind of propulsion, solely based on position changes of the object through inverting its geometrical design. Because movement is a product of polygon length times shape shift cycle, speed is only limited by the process time of the inversion cycle, energy available, cpu power and max RPM of the integrated Servos’s. In theory this kind of system could deliver revolutionary speed capabilities within a 0G vacuum environment and eliminate need for fuel requirements beyond solar power.
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