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Aug 19 18:24

Another new use found for hemp - makes a superior supercapacitor & it's cheaper than graphene

Industrial hemp and hemp seed could transform the economy of the world States in a positive and beneficial way, and therefore should be exploited to its full potential, especially relating to energy storage.

David Mitlin, Ph.D., explains that supercapacitors are energy storage devices that have huge potential to transform the way future electronics are powered. Unlike today’s rechargeable batteries, which sip up energy over several hours, supercapacitors can charge and discharge within seconds. But they normally can’t store nearly as much energy as batteries, an important property known as energy density. One approach researchers are taking to boost supercapacitors’ energy density is to design better electrodes. Mitlin’s team has figured out how to make them from certain hemp fibers — and they can hold as much energy as the current top contender: graphene.

“Our device’s electrochemical performance is on par with or better than graphene-based devices,” Mitlin says. “The key advantage is that our electrodes are made from biowaste using a simple process, and therefore, are much cheaper than graphene.”

Aug 19 18:21

Fukushima Animals Show Mutations, Genetic Damage, Population Declines

Beginning just a few months after the meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant in March 2011, scientists began studying the biological effects of the radiation on local wildlife, and the first reports are not encouraging.

Aug 19 18:13

The Pentagon is adding to its arsenal of weapons in Norway’s caves

In the heart of Norway’s countryside, the U.S. military is bolstering its arsenal of weapons with tanks, gun trucks and other armored vehicles along with hundreds of containers of equipment.

Aug 19 18:10

Why Barclays Sees Waning Bull Market

Aug 19 17:56

Bárdarbunga volcano

Bárdarbunga, a large central volcano, had its last major eruption in 1477 when it produced a large ash and pumice fall-out deposit. It also produced the largest known lava flow during the past 10,000 years on earth (more than 21 cubic kilometers of volume).

Aug 19 17:31

David Morgan’s latest silver forecast

Aug 19 17:15

Palestine, Israel and CNN

CNN continues to foster the fantasy that the very existence of a poor, vulnerable little Israel is in grave danger from big, bad Palestine. It makes no mention of the fact that Israel has the most modern weaponry on the planet, provided by the United States, or that Israel receives $3 billion a year in aid from the U.S., while Palestine receives nothing. It also doesn’t mention that many of the weapons used against Palestinians citizens are in violation of international law.

Aug 19 16:16

Silly Moms Demand Action Against Guns, Kroger Says....Uh...NO.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a national gun control organization backed by former New York Nanny Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has made Kroger its latest gun control campaign target.

The group is attempting to pressure the grocery store chain to ban the open carry of firearms in all of its stores via the circulation of an online petition and social media posts.

In response to the group’s request, Kroger’s company spokesman Keith Dailey said the grocery chain had no plans to change existing policy. He said they will continue to abide state and local laws.

Aug 19 16:03

Holohoax Survivors Getting In On The Michael Brown/ Ferguson, MO Action

Just when you think this circus couldn't get any more ridiculous, the obligatory "holocaust survivor" pops up to insert herself into the latest newsworthy crisis- just in case the 20th century's top (alleged) atrocity was being overshadowed by current racial strife.

Aug 19 16:02

Shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident

The United States “has positioned itself as a ‘bastion of human rights’ and is actively engaged in 'export of democracy' on a systematic basis,” but “serious violations of basic human rights and barbaric practices thrive” in the country, Moscow said in remarks

Aug 19 15:53

Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in St. Louis near Ferguson

A 23-year-old African-American man was shot and killed by St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers midday on Tuesday

Aug 19 15:50

The Beveridge Curve hysteresis and the long-term unemployed

We now have far more unemployed and underemployed workers for the same level of job openings.

Aug 19 15:42

‘There is full reason to expect an eruption’ of Iceland’s largest volcanic system

Days ago, the rumbles started. They ripped through central Iceland on Saturday, home to the Bardarbunga, the largest volcanic system in the country. There were hundreds of the quakes, if not thousands. But the biggest came early Monday morning — the largest in the region since 1996.

On Tuesday morning, something ominous was definitely brewing in Bardarbunga. “The intense seismic activity that started on August 16th at Bardarbunga persists,” the Icelandic Meteorlogical Office said in a statement, adding there were “very strong indications of ongoing magma movement.”

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This was “the largest earthquake measured in the area since the eruption in Gjalp in 1996,” national seismologist Kristin Jonsdottir told local media, referencing a 13-day-long eruption that caused some serious flooding. “There’s full reason to expect an eruption.”

Aug 19 15:34

New Audio: Listen to Edward Snowden Defend Whistleblowers

Edward Snowden beamed into DC from Russia

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