October 17th, 2007

The Virtual World

Mind-Controlled Avatars in Second Life

The Matrix, here we come. Japanese researchers have developed a brain-computer interface that enables a user to control his or her virtual avatar in the popular virtual world, Second Life. 

An electrode-equipped headpiece picks up activity in areas of the brain associated with controlling arm and leg movements, then converts this into virtual action. At this point, the movements are pretty simple, but in the future the researchers hope their device will enable users to execute complex gestures and motions via thought alone, and give people with severe physical impairments a chance to freely communicate and even conduct business in the virtual space.

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

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Life and Sex

Why Males Die Before Females


In humans and many other animals, males age faster and die earlier than females. New research suggests this might happen because of intense competition over sex.


Scientists compared monogamous species with polygynous species, in which each male mates with many females. 

Males in monogamous species, such as the barnacle goose or the dwarf mongoose, naturally compete less over females than ones in polygynous species, such as the red-winged blackbird or the savannah baboon.


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Quote of the Day

"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."


Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)



Image of the Day

 The Bird's Eye View

The highest resolution commercial satellite in operation took a photo of
Houston, Texas from about 280 miles (450 km) above the Earth – but details are visible as small as half a meter. DigitalGlobe, the only company operating sub-meter commercial imaging satellites, plans to complete a WorldView-2 satellite in 2008 that will provide true-color imagery.

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Almanac of Evil


Charges Against
Vatican And Jesuit Order Listed In 'Almanac of Evil' Defendants in this quasi-legal document still in the court of public opinion include Pope Benedict XVI and the Black Pope, Jesuit Gen. Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenbach.

A group of American Christians are calling for justice against the Vatican-led New World Order. Their legal demands, contained in what they call "The Almanac of Evil", are outlined at www.one-faith-of-god.org, listing their concerns in accordance with international treaties and international law.

The group's charges against the Vatican and Jesuit order include but are not restricted to prostitution, trafficking of prohibited narcotics, money laundering, murder, political assassination, fraud, pedophile rings, institutional incest, arms trade, as well as crimes against humanity including but not restricted to genocide, sadistic torture, germ warfare, ritual and satanic murder and cannibalism, child slavery, general slavery and wholesale destruction and suppression of human history, knowledge and wisdom.

The defendants listed in this quasi-legal document, a document still remaining in the court of public opinion, include:

1. Pope Benedict XVI, also known as Joseph Alois Ratzinger;

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