Sunday, August 7, 2011

Re: Deadly Drug in our Water Supply Systems

On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 5:00 AM, Dean McClain wrote:


Did you know there's an "invisible" drug that a majority of Americans consume on a daily basis—a drug so harmful it's been proven to cause serious health issues, including damage to your bones and teeth, as well as your kidneys, thyroid, pineal gland, and even your brain. This drug is so pervasive that over 40 percent of all American teens between the ages of 12 and 15 show visible signs of having been overexposed to it, and, shockingly, recent international studies indicate that even small doses of this drug can lower the IQ in children.

What is this drug?


RESPONSE: A Triumph of Science Over Propaganda

Friday, August 5, 2011

Fwd: Anti-Matter found in earth orbit

From: john.m.gardner

Antiquarks, two ups and a down.  You could also arrive at the necessary charge with three down quarks (charge -1/3), but then it wouldn't mass correctly and would not be an antimatter equivalent of the proton. 
Keep your dollar though, since I was reading about this stuff last night and it was fresh in mind. 
Collecting the stuff in orbit would be an interesting idea, though the cost to lift a penning trap into orbit would probably be prohibitive in terms of cost vs. benefit.  This does have interesting implications for space travel though, in terms of antimatter catalized fusion engines.  If antimatter is more common than previously thought, then it may be possible to scavange fuel en route per the old bussard ram-scoop idea.  Finding the stuff in orbit does tend to raise some eyebrows though. 

From: Coston, Cory

I'll give you a dollar if you can tell me what quarks compose an anti-proton without looking it up.