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The future battery

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BY STEPHANIE LIOUIt sounds like something out of a cheesy science fiction movie, but thanks to new research by several Stanford scientists, transparent cell phones are one step closer to becoming a reality.Several companies have successfully created partially transparent gadgets such as digital photo frames and cell phones with see-through keyboards. However, fully transparent e-book readers or cell phones have remained largely in the realm of conceptual art due to one last missing puzzle piece."If you want to make everything transparent, what about the battery?" said Yi Cui, an associate professor of materials science and engineering and of photon science atSLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, renowned for his work with batteries.With graduate student Yuan Yang, who is the first author of the paper "Transparent lithium-ion batteries" in the July 25 edition of theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Cui set out to create a clear battery suitable for us…

Genetic key to Elephant Man's disfigurement

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Joseph Merrick earned his living being displayed as a human novelty.A century after the death of the Elephant Man, whose hideous disfigurement turned him into a medical curiosity, scientists believe they may have solved the puzzle of what caused his condition.American researchers have identified a genetic mutation that causes Proteus syndrome, a rare disorder in which tissue and bone grow massively out of proportion. About 500 people are known to be living with the condition, which stems from a spontaneous mutation in the embryo during pregnancy. Sufferers endure gross deformity, typically to their head, hands and feet, and become excluded from society and lead isolated lives as a result.Scientists from the National Institutes of Health in Washington who made the discovery say they hope it will lead to the development of treatments for the condition. It could also yield agents effective against cancer, which is caused by the overgrowth of cells in different regions of the body.Now the…

South Korean Scientists create glowing dog

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Cloned ... the beagle glows in the dark under ultra-violet light, top, and appears normal under daylight. Photo: Reuters South Korean scientists say they have created a glowing dog using a cloning technique that could help find cures for human diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, Yonhap news agency reported.A research team from Seoul National University (SNU) said the genetically modified female beagle, named Tegon and born in 2009, has been found to glow fluorescent green under ultraviolet light if given a doxycycline antibiotic, the report said.The researchers, who completed a two-year test, said the ability to glow can be turned on or off by adding a drug to the dog's food.Advertisement: Story continues below "The creation of Tegon opens new horizons since the gene injected to make the dog glow can be substituted with genes that trigger fatal human diseases," the news agency quoted lead researcher Lee Byeong-chun as saying.He said the dog was created us…

Police using dirty means to please Najib and Hishamuddin.

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PSM deputy national chairperson M Sarasvathy, currently held under the Emergency Ordinance, was subjected to a lie detector test and then forced to sign a 62-page statement against her will, related her brother who visited her earlier this morning.

"She was hooked up to the polygraph machine with metal leads connected to her chest and stomach. She was unhappy with this," M Narayanasamy (left) told reporters at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today, relating what his sister told him.

He said that she later fell ill after the lie detector test was administered, complaining of chest pains. She was later sent to the hospital for treatment.At the hospital, doctors then administered a stress test to Sarasvathy to ascertain her cardiac health.

They initially wanted to do it without her being handcuffed as this may interfere with the test, but cops insisted that she must remain handcuffed regardless.After the hospital visit she was given medication. But after taking it, she felt ve…

Why is Najib afraid?

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For the past two years I have heard Najib talking about getting to know the people especially the youth of today. He has even invited some people for tea.
Obviously he must have been on yellow drugs since meeting up with the Queen of England. Because everywhere he goes no-one is allowed to use anything yellow. Take for example today at Sentral, one can see the over zealous police working overtime again and Najib looking scare.
I just wish those police can come to Taman Maluri to catch REAL CRIMINALS.
Without fail today Najib is again talking about fighting his imaginary enemy who wants to conquer this country.
I truly believe Najib is going insane. Obviously his karma has arrive early for the numerous BIG SINS and murder he and Rosmah have committed.
NAJIB, DIAM LAH. TANJONG RAMBUTAN DEKAT SAJA.

The many flops.

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How much more can we take?

No need to slash our neck to see blood.

Help support the project

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Before I Die It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to you. With help from friends and neighbors, I turned the side of an abandoned house in my neighborhood into a giant chalkboard to invite people to share what is important to them. Before I Die transforms a neglected space into a constructive one where we can learn the hopes and aspirations of the people around us. If you’re in New Orleans, stop by the corner of Marigny and Burgundy (900 Marigny Street) to add your thoughts to the wall and discover what matters most to your neighbors. It’s a question that changed me over the last year after I lost someone I loved very much. I also believe the design of our public spaces can better reflect what’s important to us as residents and as human beings. The responses and stories from passersby while we were installing it have already hit me hard in the heart. Concurrently installed in East/West Galleries. I’ve received an incredible response to this projec…

Think

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As MALAYSIAN, where do you stand in your own country?

Sultan of Johor and his Bugatti Veyron

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With a base price of RM 5.2 million (USD 1.7 million), I don’t even want to guess how much this particular one cost. Said to be the first Bugatti Veyron to ever land in this country, this special blue-white version of the car is owned by the Sultan of Johor , Sultan Ibrahim Ismail .

Powered by an 8-litre W16 quad-turbocharged engine that produces around 1001 horsepower, the Bugatti Veyron is able to reach from 0 to 100km/h in just 2.46 seconds and a top speed of more than 400 km/h which made it one of the fastest production cars in the world. Don’t even ask about its fuel consumption.

UMNO using money to fish for foreign voters

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Now after BERSIH arrest, the Home Ministry and Election Commission are embarking on another dirty project to fish for foreign legal and illegal voters for the coming 13th General Election.

Time must be hard. There is a TOKEN SUM OF RM200 ONLY for just a thumbprint.

So MALAYSIANS, the foreigners who are the REAL PENDATANGS will take the RM200 to SEAL and DECIDE OUR FUTURE. IS THIS WHAT YOU REALLY WANT?

Youngest Mum in the world.

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(age 5, Lida)Linda Medina was the youngest girl ever to give birth. She was just 5 years, 7 months, and 21 days when her 2.7 kg (6.0 lb) son Gerardo was born. Linda got attendance of her parents when they noticed abnormal increase of her belly; she was thought to have had a tumor but when Linda was taken to hospital, there they get to know about her pregnancy. The mystery remains unsolved about the father of Gerardo. Both mother and son died at the age of 40 and 76 respectively.(age 8, Lima)
The father of Gerardo was never discovered, but this girl was raped by two of her own cousins. She got pregnant and gave birth to a baby weighing 2 kg (4.4 lb) by cesarean section at a hospital in December 2006.(age 9, Hilda Trujillo)
Hilda Trujillo was third youngest mother to give birth at the age of nine. In November Hilda entered the Maternity Hospital as the patient of Obstetrician Rolando Colareta, underwent examination by a team of 16 obstetricians, gland specialists, radiologists, psychiatri…

RM7.6 million scam by none other than Rustam Ali

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【惊爆】先进州豆腐渣工程,耗资760万桥段竟以保丽龙砌成!
桥下的拱门支座竟然全是由保丽龙砌成的空心铁架

用保丽龙建桥,竟发生在自称先进州的马六甲!马六甲耗资760万令吉重建的地保桥,竟然是豆腐渣工程,拱门式支座,全是脆弱的保丽龙砌成,启用一年半后,拱门支座的保丽龙开始脱落,才揭发了这个骇人听闻的“豆腐渣丑闻”!

地保桥于2008年展开重建工程,2009年12月建竣通车,因为该桥通达市区,学校等重要据点,车辆流量很高,承包商不顾使用者的安危,竟然用劣质的保丽龙作为拱门式的支座,舞弊层度非常严重。


外表只是薄薄的石灰面,确实是真真的保利龙

四个支座全是保利龙砌成
平面媒体已在昨日刊载这起事件,甲州眼采访人员今午亲往地保桥探个究竟,当局还未采取任何修补行动,脱落的保丽龙散落满地。


这是将相机伸入破洞内拍摄的照片
拱门支座是桥梁的重要结构,竟然是由保利龙包装的空心物!

记者将相机伸入破洞往里头拍,果然整座桥的拱门支座是“空空如也”的,里头由普通铁架支撑,外墙全是由保丽龙覆盖。四个支座也全是保丽龙砌成,简直不可思议!万一不小心发生火灾,整座桥就像“易燃物”,短时间内烧毁!

桥身护坡裂开砖块散落满地
拱门支座是一座桥梁中所设置的传力装置,它不仅要传递很大的荷载,并且要保证桥跨结构能产生一定的变为。承包商竟然用外表是灰石的加工保丽龙,砌成给人感觉很稳固的桥身,令人发指!


桥身护坡出现大裂缝,砖块跌落满地!

此外,桥身的护坡也出现偌大的裂缝,砖块散落满地,如果击中行人,后果不堪设想!

监督工程行政议员会不知情?
我们很怀疑,用保丽龙包装支座外表需要很长时间,难道当时监督整个重建计划的行政议员颜天禄全然不知?用保丽龙建桥,是承包商隐瞒导致市政厅不知情?还是市政厅照单全收?这一切当局必须给人民清楚交代。

马六甲还有多少个这样的豆腐渣工程?那些正在重建的桥梁,是不是都是以保利龙砌成的?


保丽龙桥,只有先进州的马六甲才看得见!


已经有两个支柱的保丽龙外墙开始破损。



清楚可见,外表是石灰,实际是保丽龙。


这些支座全是保丽龙空心架,没有承重功用!