Thursday, 31 March 2011

Scientists Developing Human Heart-Powered Nano-Batteries

The human heartbeat could be used to power an ipod after scientists developed a tiny chip which uses the body's own movement to generate power. 
Scientists hope that as the nanotechnology used in the chip evolves, it could lead to electronics which don't require batteries or mains power.
Hailed as a milestone, it can use tiny movements such as the pinch of a finger to generate power.
The team, presenting their findings at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, have used it to..

What to do in an Earthquake - Good advice (Photos)

'My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of the American Rescue Team International (ARTI ), the world's most experienced rescue team. The information in this article will save lives in an earthquake.'


I have crawled inside 875 collapsed buildings, worked with rescue teams from 60 countries, founded rescue teams in several countries, and I am a member of many rescue teams from many countries. I was the United Nations expert in Disaster Mitigation for two years, and have worked at every major disaster in the world since 1985, except for simultaneous disasters.

The first building I ever crawled inside of was a school in Mexico City during the 1985 earthquake. Every child was under its desk. Every child was crushed to the thickness of their bones. They could have survived by..

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

VIDEO: Why Do Some People Think It's Cool To Get Chipped?

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a technology that uses communication via radio waves to exchange data between a reader and an electronic tag attached to an object, for the purpose of identification and tracking.

Big Brother is watching you.. 

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Διαβάστε το..

Εάν διασχίσετε ΠΑΡΑΝΟΜΑ ΤΑ ΣΥΝΟΡΑ της Βόρειας Κορέας, . . . τρώτε 12 χρόνια σκληρής εργασίας.
Εάν διασχίσετε ΠΑΡΑΝΟΜΑ ΤΑ ΣΥΝΟΡΑ του Ιράν, . . . . . . . κρατείστε επ' αόριστον.
Εάν διασχίσετε ΠΑΡΑΝΟΜΑ ΤΑ ΣΥΝΟΡΑ του Αφγανιστάν, . . .. . τρως σφαίρα.

Εάν διασχίσετε ΠΑΡΑΝΟΜΑ ΤΑ ΣΥΝΟΡΑ της Σαουδικής Αραβίας, . θα πρέπει να φυλακιστείτε.
Εάν διασχίσετε ΠΑΡΑΝΟΜΑ ΤΑ ΣΥΝΟΡΑ των ΗΠΑ, . . . . . . . ΘΑ υποστείτε ξυλοδαρμό από την τοπική αστυνομία.
Εάν διασχίσετε ΠΑΡΑΝΟΜΑ ΤΑ ΣΥΝΟΡΑ της Κίνας, . . . . . . . ΜΠΟΡΕΙ ΝΑ ΜΗΝ ακουστείτε ποτέ ξανά.
Εάν διασχίσετε ΠΑΡΑΝΟΜΑ ΤΑ ΣΥΝΟΡΑ της Βενεζουέλας, . . .. . ΘΑ περαστείτε για κατάσκοπος και θα σφραγιστείτε σε κάνα κελί.
Εάν διασχίσετε ΠΑΡΑΝΟΜΑ ΤΑ ΣΥΝΟΡΑ της Κούβας, . .

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Make Your Own Cartoons and Slideshows on YouTube

No camera? No problem. YouTube just added a few apps for creating your own videos with animated characters and still images.
The tools are available at, and include GoAnimate, Stupeflix and XtraNormal. These tools are also available on their own websites, but the YouTube integration makes life a little easier if you just want to publish your videos on the Internet.
The most well-known of these video creation tools is..

Monday, 28 March 2011

Φράσεις που θέλουν να ακούν οι άνδρες!!

17 φράσεις που θέλει να ακούσει ο κάθε άντρας από την γυναίκα του…

1. Αγάπη μου είσαι σίγουρος ότι ήπιες αρκετά; Μήπως πρέπει να πιεις μία μπύρα ακόμη;
2. Πάω να μαγειρέψω κάτι.. Δε παίζεις λίγο με το Playstation όσο θα είμαι στη κουζίνα..;

3. Αποφάσισα ότι δεν θα φοράω πλέον ρούχα μέσα στο σπίτι.

4. Πάω μια στιγμή να φτιάξω τη πόρτα που χάλασε.

5. Μα καλά, δεν σε περιμένουν οι φίλοι σου να πάτε για μπύρες και κανένα..

First Artificial Sperm a Success

FOR the first time viable mouse sperm have been grown outside the testes. If the technique can be repeated with human sperm, it could lead to new ways of treating infertile men.
Takuya Sato at Yokohama City University in Japan and colleagues extracted germ cells from the testes of newborn mice that had not yet begun producing sperm. They placed the cells in agarose gel soaked in nourishing chemicals and hormones such as fetal bovine serum and testosterone. The team had first engineered the mice so that..

Nuclear Power Plants in the World


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Γράφει ο Χάρρυ Κλύνν

Έναντι πινακίου φακής ο βαθυστόχαστος πανύβλακας πρωθυπουργός του μνημονίου και της εθνικής μειοδοσίας (μια μονάδα του επιτοκίου και επιμήκυνση μέχρι το 2013 τουτέστιν 6 δισ. ευρώ τα κέρδη) ΥΠΟΧΡΕΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΜΕ ΣΥΜΒΑΣΗ (ΚΙ ΑΛΛΟ ΜΝΗΜΟΝΙΟ) ΝΑ ΕΚΠΟΙΗΣΕΙ ΔΗΜΟΣΙΑ ΠΕΡΙΟΥΣΙΑ 50 ΔΙΣ. ΜΕΣΑ ΣΤΑ ΕΠΟΜΕΝΑ ΤΡΙΑ ΧΡΟΝΙΑ!!!

Κι αυτό το «δια νόμου θα απαγορεύεται η ...

"Zombie" Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

A stalk of the newfound fungus species Ophiocordyceps camponoti-balzani, grows out of a "zombie" ant's head in a Brazilian rain forest.
Originally thought to be a single species, called Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, the fungus is actually four distinct species—all of which can "mind control" ants—scientists announced.
The fungus species can infect an ant, take over its brain, and then kill the insect once it moves to a location ideal for the fungi to grow and spread their spores.
All four known fungi species..

Sarkozy Threatens Arabs with Death and Destruction

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has warned all Arab rulers that they risk Libya-type intervention if they cross a certain line of violence against their own people.
The president told press at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday (24 March) that UN Security Council resolution 1973 authorising air strikes on Libya has created a legal and political precedent on the “responsibility to protect.”
Referring to deadly violence in Syria, he explained: “Every ruler should understand, and especially every Arab ruler should understand that the reaction of the international community and of Europe will from this moment on each time be the same: we will be on the side of peaceful protesters who must not be repressed with violence.”
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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Sunspots and Human Behavior

Borderland Sciences has been investigating the relationship of the Sun and human behaviour for many years, and we are quite confident that we can predict behaviours based on sunspot fluctuations over very short and long durations within the Solar Cycle of 11 years. Historically, research has been conducted to link the 11 year cycle of the sun to changes in human behavior and society. The most famous research had been done by professor A.L. Tchijevsky, a Russian scientist, who presented a paper to the American Meteorological Society at Philadelphia in the late 19th century. He prepared a study of the history of mass human movement compared to the solar cycle, beginning with the division of the Solar cycle into four parts: 1) Minimum sunspot activity; 2) increasing sunspot activity; 3) maximum sunspot activity; 4) Decreasing sunspot activity. He then divided up the agitation of mass human movements into five phases: ..

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What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex

A book with entirely blank pages has become a bestseller after becoming a hit with students. 
“Professor” Sheridan Simove has produced a 200 page book entitled “What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex”.
The work has sold out online on..

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Visualizing The Facebook

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This is what the world looks like, according to the Facebook social graph.
Facebook intern Paul Butler was interested in the locations of friendships, so he decided to create a visualization of Facebook connections around the globe. How local are our friends? Where are the highest concentration of friendships? How do political and geological boundaries affect them?
Butler started by using a sample of 10 million friend pairs, correlated them with their current cities and then mapped that data using the longitude and latitude of each city.
That was the easy part..

Blood test to predict diabetes 10 years earlier

A blood test that could predict those at risk of getting diabetes 10 years earlier than current diagnosis has been developed by scientists. 
The test can identify around half of people who will develop type 2 diabetes said researchers speaking at the British Science Festival in Birmingham.
It works by detecting levels of a genetic molecule in their blood, it was claimed.
The same molecule, called a microRNA (MiR), could help pinpoint sufferers at high risk of heart and artery disease.
Amongst the two million people in Britain who already have diabetes, the test can also distinguish between those who..

Hear What US GENERAL Wesley Clark Has To Say,Not Some 'Conspiracy' Theorist!

I am wondering what else needs to be said..

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Monday, 21 March 2011

Another earthquake is on the way? (Photos)

The shores of Acapulco's beaches were this weekend teeming with masses of fish packed so tightly they looked like an oil slick from above.
Thousands of sardines, anchovies, stripped bass and mackerel surged along the coast of the Mexican resort in an event believed to be linked to the devastating Japanese tsunami. 
Experts couldn't be sure.
'It would fall into that category where you would love to make the connection, but who knows?' said Rich Briggs, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
'Tsunamis can..

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Supermoon 20 March 2011

The full moon is seen as it rises near the Lincoln Memorial, Saturday, March 19, in Washington. The full moon tonight is called a "Super Perigee Moon" since it is at its closest to Earth in 2011. The last full moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993.
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Luck? Nooo!

A truely amazing golf shot with just a bit of luck..  

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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Ελληνική αρμάδα στη Λιβύη: Συμμετοχή σε ληστεία!

Μια επιχείρηση που σε τακτικό επίπεδο είναι χωρίς ΑΝΣΚ -Αντικειμενικό Σκοπό (και μετά τους βομβαρδισμούς, τι;), ενώ σε πολιτικό επίπεδο θυμίζει περισσότερο ... ληστεία, παρά «ανθρωπιστική επιχείρηση» είναι αυτή που χθες αποφάσισε η κυβέρνηση δια του ΚΥΣΕΑ να εμπλέξει τις ελληνικές Ένοπλες Δυνάμεις. Μία εβδομάδα πριν, το Σάββατο 12/03 δεν υπήρχε ένα σκάφος του Πολεμικού Ναυτικού να εμποδίσει την νηοψία-πειρατεία της τουρκικής κορβέτας κατά του ιταλικού σκάφους που δημιούργησε ένα γεωπολιτικό προηγούμενο ανάλογο με αυτό των Ιμίων στην ελληνική υφαλοκρηπίδα και την δυνητική ΑΟΖ και χθες η κυβέρνηση, ελαφρά τη καρδία, αποφάσισε να στείλει ολόκληρη αεροναυτική δύναμη στην Λιβύη για να κάνουν, τι; Να υπερασπιστούν  τα ιερά και τα όσια κάποιων φυλάρχων-βεδουίνων της βορειοαφρικανικής χώρας! Και να πολεμήσει εναντίον κάποιων άλλων φυλάρχων-βεδουίνων που υπερασπίζουν έναν ηγέτη τον οποίο μέχρι πριν ένα μήνα όλοι στην Δύση «έγλυφαν», παρά τα δεδομένα εγκλήματά του (Λόκερμπι κλπ).
Πόσο ηθικό είναι να ληστεύεις έναν δολοφόνο με τον οποίο μέχρι χθες συνεργαζόσουν, ενώ είχες πλήρη γνώση ότι επρόκειτο περί δολοφόνου;
Και σε ότι αφορά την ελληνική συμμετοχή για να μιλήσουμε και εντελώς ψυχρά,..

Friday, 18 March 2011

Massive UFO event in Russia: Crashed flying saucer?

A UFO event of Roswell proportions has taken place in Russia and is being ignored by Western media. On March 1 in the Irkutsk region of Siberia, a huge object, glowing pink and blue according to some accounts, was seen by thousands of locals as it hurtled towards Earth. An enormous explosion was then heard over a wide area. Curious and frightened residents inundated various police and rescue departments with phone calls. The military soon confirmed that it had not been doing any exercises in the area and..

Libya, Hypocrisy and Betrayal by the United Nations

The bombing of Libya will begin on or nearly to the day, of the eighth anniversary of the beginning of the destruction of Iraq, 20th March, in Europe. Libya too will be destroyed - its schools, education system, water, infrastructure, hospitals, municipal buildings. There will be numerous "tragic mistakes", "collateral damage", mothers, fathers, children, babies, grandparents, blind and deaf schools and on and on. And the wonders of the Roman remains and earlier, largely enduring and revered in all history's turmoils as Iraq, the nation's history - and humanity's, again as Iraq and Afghanistan, will be gone, for ever.

The infrastructure will be destroyed. The embargo will remain in place, thus rebuilding will be impossible. Britain, France and the US., will decide the country needs "stabilising", "help with reconstruction." They will move in, secure the oil installations and..

Thursday, 17 March 2011

So True!

Army Gun Salute Fail..

Watch this crazy video of army salute fail. A salute is a symbol or gesture use to pay respect. Generally salutes are associated with armed forces. There are many types of salutes like small arm, heavy arm, naval canon fire etc. See the video!

Video: Did you know that flying snakes exist?

There are five species of flying snake, genus Chrysopelea, located mainly in Southeast Asia. Flying snakes are actually gliders. They climb up to a tree branch, launch themselves into the air, and then flatten out their bodies to twice the normal width while they suck in their stomachs to make a concave shape, similar to the cross-section of a Frisbee. While in the air, flying snakes wriggle their bodies in a lateral undulation, like how rattlesnakes travel through sand, to enhance their gliding capability. And in fact, flying snakes are..

NASA's plan to clean up space junk using ground Laser

NASA is tired of all that space junk that’s orbiting our planet. The myriad of broken satellites and other junk orbiting poses a hazard to functioning satellites that are in orbit. A tiny little chunk of anything traveling at orbital speeds is enough to destroy a satellite and possibly harm any spacecraft or astronauts that are in the way.
NASA scientists are now conducting a study that Dr. Evil would approve of. They’re looking at the possibility of using a ground-based laser to clean up the debris. The space agency says..

Studies say any alcohol is good for you...but in moderation!

American researchers studied 1,824 people between the ages of 55 and 65, grouping those who enjoyed one or two drinks a day and those who completely avoided alcohol. When researchers checked on them 20 years later, they found that abstainers had a more than two times increased mortality rate than moderate drinkers.
Study after study has shown that moderate drinking is good for your health. But the question that remains is why? How could ingesting a substance that can kill human cells be good for you?
Scientists say that more research needs to be done to understand why alcohol may be beneficial in small doses. Most commonly, evidence shows that alcohol is associated with increased cardiovascular health. Researchers at the University of Calgary recently analyzed data on alcohol consumption and heart disease and determined that..

Mysterious Cracks Appear Across the Planet?

Scientists do not know what to think about: South America is bursting at the seams. In southern Peru, suddenly appeared a huge crack length of 3 km and a width of about 100 meters. Anomaly occurred in the district Huakullani Chukuito province near the famous Lake Titicaca. A crack has appeared almost immediately: the earth like a burst at the site of a large tension, the far scattered huge chunks of soil.
Interestingly, the crack did not appear in the earthquake. In general, there was no catastrophe, the earth simply gone. The crack occurred..

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

That Guy Plays Trance Music on Acoustic Guitar!

Δημήτρης καζάκης: Όλα όσα θα θέλατε να γνωρίζετε για το μνημόνιο,και οχι μόνο

Πραγματικά αξίζει να δείτε το συγκεκριμένο video μέχρι και το τελευταίο λεπτό (1:51:18) έστω και σε δόσεις!
Ο οικονομολόγος Δημήτρης καζάκης κάνει ίσως την καλύτερη οικονομοτεχνική ανάλυση που έγινε ποτέ για την Ελλάδα. Φροντίστε να έχετε αρκετά χαρτομάντηλα δίπλα σας..μιλάμε για πολύ κλάμα!
Πάντως ο οικονομολόγος τελειώνει αισιόδοξα με ενδιαφέρον προτάσεις και λύσεις.
Δείτε το! 

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

This is How Chinese Army Prepare for Parade..

Amazing video of the extensive training & preparation undertaken by the Chinese military for the National Day Parade celebrating.

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Monday, 14 March 2011

Photo of The Day

Coffee is good for women, but bad for men..

A new study from the UK suggests that women who drink coffee may perform better in stressful situations than those on decaffeinated beverages. For men, it's the opposite.
Psychologist Dr Lindsay St Claire and colleagues from Bristol University decided to find out the effects of caffeinated coffee in high stress situations such as in the work place. They divided 64 coffee-drinking volunteers into pairs of the same-sex and similar ages. They then gave them a number of tasks to complete such as memory tests, puzzles, and negotiating tasks. To increase the pressure they told the pairs they would be making a public presentation on their results.
The pairs were then given decaffeinated coffee to drink, but..

Japan Earthquake: Before and After

Shocking aerial photos taken over Japan have revealed the scale of devastation across dozens of suburbs and tens of thousands of homes and businesses.
Hover over each satellite photo to view the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami.
Click on the link: Japan Earthquake 2011

Θαλάσσιες έρευνες Γερμανών στην Κρήτη

Ακόμη δεν συνμφωνήσαμε για την επιμήκυνση του δανείου με τον όρο οτι θα "αξιοποιήσουμε"(Πουλήσουμε) την δήμοσια περιουσία μας και η Μέρκελ ηδη έστειλε ωκεανογραφικά πλοία για να δεί πόσο πετρέλαιο υπάρχει στην περιοχή! ( Ο ΝΟΩΝ ΝΟΗΤΩ ) 
Από χθες Σάββατο ξεκίνησαν, και θα συνεχιστούν έως τις 28 του μήνα, στη θαλάσσια περιοχή της Κρήτης, ωκεανογραφικές και γεωλογικές μελέτες από δυο γερμανικά πλοία.
Πρώτο, θα διενεργήσει έρευνες το ωκεανογραφικό «Poseidon» και στη συνέχεια το πλοίο «Μetep» θα συνεχίσει την επιστημονική έρευνα.
Για τις έρευνες έχουν ενημερωθεί, τόσο το υπουργείο Εξωτερικών της Ελλάδας όσο και η γερμανική Πρεσβεία στη χώρα μας, ενώ σε ετοιμότητα βρίσκονται οι Λιμενικές αρχές της Κρήτης και στους τέσσερις Νομούς. 

TREEPODS: Carbon-Scrubbing Artificial Trees for Boston City Streets

Trees naturally filter and clean our air, but in today’s heavily polluted world, it’s just too huge of a task to expect Mother Nature to take care of herself. Taking this into account, designers Mario Caceres and Cristian Canonico have designed a set of beautiful air-filtering trees for the SHIFTboston urban intervention contest. Called TREEPODS, the designs harnesses biomimicry to efficiently emulate the carbon filtration qualities of trees.
The TREEPOD systems are capable of removing carbon dioxide from the air and releasing oxygen using a carbon dioxide removal process called “humidity swing,”. In addition to their air-cleansing abilities, TREEPODS will also..

Piers Corbyn: Massive Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Were Triggered by Solar Action

Meteorologist, astrophysicist, consultant, and owner of the business Weather Action, Piers Corbyn, talks with Alex about the Japanese tsunami.
Piers says “The massive Japan Earthquake and Tsunami were triggered by massive events on the Sun and there are more to come in the next two years” 
He Says:
• “The Earthquake was preceded by an X class solar flare and a significant hit of the Earth by a Coronal Mass Ejection – reported by nasa –
“We warned after the New Zealand Earthquake on 21 Feb that the solar-lunar scene is set for more Earthquakes for the next two years:
“Many of these Earthquake events, as well as weather events, will be very extreme.
“Actual Earthquakes are very difficult to predict but major aftershocks will come after this one.
• “Just to be clear..

City Of Atlantis Found Near Spain?

City Of Atlantis Found. The city of Atlantis might be found by a U.S.-led research team in mud flats in southern Spain. The mystery of the legendary metropolis that was covered by a tsunami thousands of years ago might be solved. To solve the age-old mystery, the team used a satellite photo of a suspected submerged city to find the site just north of Cadiz, Spain. There, buried in the vast marshlands of the Dona Ana Park, they believe that they pinpointed the ancient, multi-ringed dominion known as Atlantis.
“This is the power of tsunamis,” head researcher Richard Freund told Reuters.
“It is just so hard to understand that it can wipe out 60 miles inland, and that’s pretty much what we’re talking about,” said Freund, a University of Hartford, Connecticut, professor who lead an international team searching for the true site of Atlantis.
The team of archeologists and geologists in 2009 and 2010 used a..

“Iron Mike” Victorious in Greece (video)

The Iron Challenge event in Athens, Greece saw Mike Zambidis square off against Turkish-Dutch fighter Ali Gunyar. Gunyar is an experienced, if not terribly well known fighter who has generally fallen against top level competition. As expected, reports indicate that Gunyar was plainly outclassed throughout the bout, which Zambidis won on points across the board.
The win is an important one for Zambidis, who is certainly looking to..

Navigon Help2Park Android, iPhone app helps find parking

Navigon has announced a new smartphone application to aid drivers in need of a place to park. The navigation provider says Help2Park lets drivers choose both private and public parking areas and identify a radius size near their destination, depending upon how far they want to hoof it once they arrive. 
The free app gives users a list of options, and it can display them on a map. For users that have..

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Are we watching a new Chernobyl?

THE world is waiting to see if Japan has avoided a nuclear catastrophe as the crisis from Friday's earthquake and tsunami worsens. With a confirmed death toll of more than 1000 and at least 10,000 unaccounted for from the biggest earthquake in its recorded history, Japanese authorities were desperately trying to avoid a nuclear meltdown while reassuring citizens the situation was under control.
But some US nuclear physicists have warned we might be watching another Chernobyl.
The international community has leapt to Japan's aid while simultaneously watching with growing concern at developments at Fukushima atomic power plants No.1 and 2, some 240km northeast of Tokyo.
Tokyo Electric Power technicians worked into the night, announcing yesterday that..

The Greek Borat!

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Saturday, 12 March 2011

British plans to strip Gaddafi of oil revenue

Britain is studying plans to take billions of dollars of Libyan oil revenues away from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime and place them under the control of the United Nations. 
William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, has told MPs that he is considering the case for international action to divert oil revenues into an escrow account that would be administered by the UN on behalf of the Libyan people.
The plan, similar to the oil-for-food system imposed on Saddam Hussein's Iraq after the first Gulf War, would require the UN Security Council to invoke its powers under Chapter VII of the UN charter.
Mr Hague said he was looking at the plan as..

World to see biggest full moon in two decades

The world is set to experience the biggest full moon for almost two decades when the satellite reaches its closest point to Earth next weekend. 
On 19 March, the full moon will appear unusually large in the night sky as it reaches a point in its cycle known as 'lunar perigee'.
Stargazers will be treated to a spectacular view when the moon approaches Earth at a distance of 221,567 miles in its elliptical orbit - the closest it will have passed to our planet since 1992.
The full moon could appear up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter in the sky, especially when it rises on the eastern horizon at sunset or is provided with the right atmospheric conditions.
This phenomenon has reportedly heightened concerns about 'supermoons' being linked to..

Three volcanoes erupt almost at the same time after Japan Earthquake

Two volcanoes in Eastern Russia , Kamchatka and one other in Indonesia, have erupted around the same time as the Japan 8.9-magnitude Earthquake on Friday. Meteorologist Kevin Martin is the lead scientist here at and explains in his own way what may actually be happening.
"Waves from the Earthquake have been ringing the planet like bell, causing stress in all sections of the planet", Martin said. "Imagine a calm magma chamber that just needs one push, even if a few feet. This would be enough to cause..

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Apples hold the secret of longer life?

An apple a day could keep the undertaker away. Scientists have linked the fruit with a longer life – at least in flies.
Fruit flies, which share many genes with humans despite their tiny size, were either fed normally or had an apple extract added.
Those fed normally lived an average of 50 days – five days fewer than those whose food was supplemented with apple, the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reports.
Not only did the flies given the apple extract live ten per cent longer, they also found it easier to walk, climb and move about as they aged.
The apple extract also cut levels of various biochemicals found in older fruit flies and linked to age-related deterioration.
The researchers, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, believe that..

Subway Passes McDonald's

It's official: the Subway sandwich chain has surpassed McDonald's Corp.  as the world's largest restaurant chain, in terms of units.
At the end of last year, Subway had 33,749 restaurants worldwide, compared to McDonald's 32,737. The burger giant disclosed its year-end store count in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing late last month.
The race for global dominance is an important one for an industry that's mostly saturated in the U.S. High unemployment and economic uncertainty have battered the restaurant industry in the U.S., and chains are increasingly looking overseas for growth, particularly in Asia.