August 23rd, 2007

Project Darwin

Finding Earth-like planets is Darwin's main objective, the most likely places for life to develop - at least as we know it! Darwin will survey 1000 of the closest stars, looking for small, rocky planets. Darwin will be a flotilla of four or five free-flying spacecraft that will search for Earth-like planets around other stars and analyse their atmospheres for the chemical signature of life.

In addition the flotilla will be able to carry out high-resolution imaging using aperture synthesis, to provide pictures of celestial objects with unprecedented detail. 

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Joke of the Day

Between the ages of 16 and 18, she is like Africa, virgin and unexplored. Between the ages of 19 and 35, she is like Asia, hot and exotic. Between the ages of 36 and 45, she is like America, fully explored, breathtakingly beautiful, and free with her resources. Between the ages of 46 and 56 she is like Europe, exhausted but still has points of interest. After 56, she is like Australia, everybody knows it's down there but who gives a damn.

The Secret Power

Here's another one of those crazy conspiracy stories that has nothing to do with the reality. The secret government of the US and EU has promised a major overhaul in the wake of the warning it got from the Chinese secret society, according to a senior Japanese public security police officer and Freemason who has been acting as an intermediary with the Chinese secret society. Expect big changes this winter, he said in comments confirmed by a member of the Japanese royal family. 

What you will be seeing is the unwinding of George Bush seniors 50-year campaign to turn the
U.S. into a fascist regime, the secret police agent says. George Bush senior is now a broken man showing signs of senile dementia, he adds.


Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7)

The Evil Eye

The "evil" eye throughout history..

They've always said that the eye is the window to the "soul." Perhaps the real truth is that it is the window of intent. We use our eyes to correct misbehaving children, we shoot a look of incredulity when someone says something ridiculous, and we even advise our friends and family to "always look him in the eye" when we go to job interviews. The eye is our most "powerful" organ in social interaction. We are fixated on it, and we use it against others to show our emotion. 

When used against us, we fear it because we know that it means something bad. Ancient tribesmen were terrified by the eyes of wild animals watching them in the forest; at any moment the creature could pounce, and in the modern world we still fear being watched. Our brains are designed to fear the eye. But does it have anything other than superficial power? Folklore attributes the underlying power of the eye to envy. 

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