Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Talking about Hawkwind- Out of the Shadows DVD



Hawkwind- Out of the Shadows DVD

Hawkwind - 'In Concert - Out Of The Shadows' (Music Video Distributors)
Catalog no: DR 4546 - 2007 release

From Aural Innovations #36 (May 2007)

This eighty-minute concert was filmed at the Opera House in Newcastle, UK on December 4, 2002. On thing I really like about this music DVD is that all through out the fourteen song gig, there are absolutely no interruptions of any kind. For those of you that know me or have touched base with me via email, you know that I don't have all that many music DVD's for several reasons. But, this Hawkwind DVD is without a doubt well worth having. Notice on this DVD the band covers two Bob Calvert gems, "Aerospace Age Inferno" and "The Song Of The Gremlins" where fellow stalwart UK rocker Arthur Brown takes over on the lead vocals and serves as the space rock ensemble's frontman as he does on a couple of other songs. This man can actually do the job, good. Couldn't get enough of the tracks here "Out Of The Shadows", "Master Of The Universe", "Hurry On Sundown" ( off their very first album ), the powerful "Assassins Of Allah" and "Earth Calling" ( which goes into "You Shouldn't Do That" ) in which all these cuts feature a must-see full blown psychedelic light show extravaganza. Two actual Arthur Brown tunes are performed, "Time Captives" and "Time & Confusion". Couldn't believe my eyes or ears when Alan Davey covered the old Hawkwind 'deep album cut' that Lemmy wrote, the fo

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Scientists claim to have cloned glowing dogs - Science-

South Korean researchers have named all four beagles ‘Ruppy’



The photo at left shows one of the cloned transgenic dogs named Ruppy, as seen under normal lighting conditions. The photo at right shows the dog under ultraviolet light, glowing red due to the influence of fluorescent genes. Both photos were released by Seoul National University.

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean scientists say they have engineered four beagles that glow red using cloning techniques that could help develop cures for human diseases.

The four dogs, all named "Ruppy" — a combination of the words "ruby" and "puppy" — look like typical beagles by daylight.

But they glow red under ultraviolet light, and the dogs' nails and abdomens, which have thin skins, look red even to the naked eye

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Factories dumping drugs into sewage - More health news-


updated 12:18 p.m. ET, Sun., April 19, 2009

Federal scientists testing for pharmaceuticals in water have been finding significantly more medicine residues in sewage downstream from public treatment facilities that handle waste from drugmakers.

Early results from two pivotal federal studies compare wastewater at treatment plants that handle sewage from drugmakers with those that do not. The studies cover just a small fraction of the 1,886 pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities counted in a 2006 U.S. Census report.

In one study, samples taken at two treatment plants down the sewer line from drugmaking factories contained a range of pharmaceuticals — among them opiates, a barbiturate and a tranquilizer at "much higher detection frequencies and concentrations" than samples taken at other plants, according to preliminary research by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ice shelf brink of collapse | Reuters


Ice shelf brink of collapse

Mon Apr 6, 2009 11:24pm EDT

Apr 6 - A new survey indicates Arctic ice is thinner and melting away faster than ever before, while in the Antarctic, the Wilkins ice shelf is on the brink of collapse.
A six-year NASA report concludes Arctic ice is thinner and melting away faster than previously thought due to global warming.
The report was released as news that the Wilkins ice shelf in Antarctica was a on brink of disintegrating.
Satellite photos taken by the European Space Agency confirm that the thread of ice connecting the ice shelf to land had shattered leading scientists to warn that the entire ice shelf could soon break up and disappear.
The Wilkins Shelf would be one of the largest slabs of ice to ever break off.
NASA coordinated with the National Snow and Ice Data Center to collect the data for the study. They combined the results from several ground research expeditions and images from ICESat, NASA's Ice Cloud, and land Elevation satellites.
Arctic ice is important because it reflects sunlight back into space. The less ice here is, the more of the sun's rays hit the ocean thereby heating the planet even more. The warmer the planet, the higher the chance that sea levels will rise. The 'dynamic effects' NASA scientist Tom Wagner talks about are events such as the Wilkins break.

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