Scientists say a fleet of 1500 cloud-seeding ships could cheaply…

cloud-ship-croppedScientists say a fleet of 1500 cloud-seeding ships could cheaply and efficiently stop global warming.

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A Cambridge gerontologist believes that if technology continues to advance…

Aubrey_de_Grey_smallA Cambridge gerontologist believes that if technology continues to advance at it’s current rate, the first person who will live to 1000 years old is alive today.

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Buddhists have been selecting monks to study science…

science-buddism-smallBuddhists have been selecting monks to study science in order to create a curriculum including science education. This will be the first change in Tibetan monastery and scholastic curriculum in 600 years.

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Gold gets its color from special relativ …

goldGold gets its color from special relativity. Relativistic contraction shrinks the gap between the s and d orbitals, allowing gold to absorb blue instead of ultraviolet. If not for relativity, gold would appear more silver in color.

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In the 14th century a Vedic scholar estimated…

speed_of_LightIn the 14th century, a Vedic scholar estimated the speed of light with unbelievable accuracy. Louisiana State University Professor Subash Kak recently discovered a statement by 14th century Vedic scholar Sayana. In his commentary on a hymn in the Rig Veda, Sayana said:

“With deep respect, I bow to the sun, who travels 2,202 yojanas in half a nimesha.”

A yojana is approximately 9 miles; A nimesha is 16/75 of a second. Therefore, 2,202 yojanas X 9 miles X 75/8 nimeshas = 185,794 miles per second.

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