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Comet ISON: The Sungrazer That’s Approaching Earth – What Can We Expect?

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Comet ISON, also known as C/2012 S1 was discovered in September 2012 by Russian astronomers Artyom Novichonok and Vitali Nevski using data from the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON). It’s a ‘sungrazer.’ A name given to comets that come very close to the Sun. Preliminary measurements from the Hubble images suggest that the nucleus of ISON is approximately 3 – 4 miles across. It’s the size of a small mountain, and weighs between 7 billion and 7 trillion pounds (1).

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We estimate ISON is emitting about 2.2 million pounds (1 million kilograms) of what is most likely carbon dioxide gas and about 120 million pounds (54.4 million kilograms) of dust every day (2)

We’ve heard very little about ISON, which has more people asking questions about it. You would think a comet that nearly collided with Mars would be making big news. Coincidentally, ISON’s passing of Mars coincided with the Government shutdown which also saw 97 percent of NASA personnel sent home, so even if it did come into contact with Mars we wouldn’t know about it. That was unfortunate given the historical significance of this comet and its path through our solar system.  Never before have we seen a comet of such magnitude come so close to colliding with a planet in our Solar System. Events like this one are not very common. If ISON makes its way around the Sun successfully, it might light up the night sky showing up brighter than the Moon.

Trajectory of Comet ISON

You can see a live demonstration of Comet ISONs path here. Below is a picture of ISON on it’s way out of the solar system after it makes its way around the Sun on November 28th. The comet will come approximately 40 million miles from Earth at the end of December.

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What Can We Expect?

As shown in the image above, ISON will pass through Earths orbital path with whatever it is dragging along with it. Its giant tail along with more than 100,000 pounds of dust spewing from the comet every minute, has NASA letting us know that some debris may indeed hit our planet (7). Some models show Earth crossing ISON’s orbit two times, once on the way in and once again on the way out. Other models show the Earth crossing ISON’s path once. This could produce meteor showers and meteors similar to the Russian one seen, felt and heard around the world (8). It made headlines everywhere, injuring many people as it hit so hard that buildings shook and windows broke.

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With ISON being a Sun-grazer, it will come approximately 750 miles from the Sun.(1) Most comets do not survive their trip around the Sun due to the Sun’s intense radiation and gravity. ISON however, is much larger than the typical Sun-grazer comet. What is very unusual and surprising is that comet ISON has remained intact throughout its entire journey towards the Sun. At 230 million miles away from the sun, the radiation alone begins to boil its water which is the first step towards breaking it apart. Comets usually experience at least some level of break up from the Sun before they get close to it.

One thing to definitely expect are changes in weather. Believe it or not, massive bodies flying in and around our solar system have an effect on the weather of all the planets in our solar system. It’s well documented that solar activity has a direct affect on weather here on Earth, and that comet activity has a direct affect on solar weather (3).  Within the past week, we’ve had three giant solar flares, and a total of 28 (4)(9). What is interesting is that scientists have discovered that comet tails are affected by the sun’s magnetic field. Could ISON be partly responsible for the recent, massive flares we are experiencing now?

Understanding such magnetic systems is a crucial part of space weather research and the study of how magnetic energy is converted to giant explosions on the sun such as solar flares or coronal mass ejections.(3)

Research results presented at the 2012 fall American Geophysical Union illustrated that comets help highlight the intensely dynamic environment in the Sun’s atmosphere (3). As a result they have a direct effect on the weather of all the planets within our solar system, not to mention the comets effect on Earths own magnetic field(3). There are a number of factors to consider here, expecting weather anomalies and correlating them with the entrance of celestial bodies into our solar system is rarely considered, yet highly proven.

Solar flares are like a giant EMP. A direct hit on Earth could disrupt Earths entire electronic grid, taking approximately 5-10 years to fix. Imagine that, if it’s something the human race needs, it’s something that will happen.

Lately, we’ve had some pretty big Earthquakes that might have something to do with ISON as well as solar activity. There is a very high possibility that these are correlated with space weather. Today, Earthquakes of such magnitude seem to be normal even though we rarely hear about them like we used to.

Our planet’s weather, and the weather in our solar system seem to be coinciding with the massive shift in consciousness that’s taking place. Quantum physics is shedding light on how consciousness can have a direct effect on our physical material world, so maybe this is something to consider? Don’t forget a about chronobiology, it’s a field of biology that examines periodic cyclic phenomena in living organisms in relation to solar and lunar related rhythms.  I believe we have the ability to change, or even lessen the effects of whatever potential incoming cataclysms might have. That’s why it’s important to become aware, so we can begin changing things.

List of recent earthquakes

  • 7.7 E of Khash, Iran
  • 7.2 in Kuril’sk, Russia
  • 7.4 SW of Vaini, Tonga
  • 8.3 Sea of Okhotsk
  • 7.3 115.km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea
  • 7.3 in the South Sandwich Islands
  • 7.0 SW of Atka, Alaska
  • 7.7 63km NNE of Awaran, Pakistan
  • 7.1 5k SE of Sagbayan, Phillippines
  • 7.1 Off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

Other Explanations

It’s becoming increasingly more clear that what most of our mainstream corporate media reports is highly controlled and manipulated. We haven’t heard too much information regarding comet ISON, and it is safe to assume that everything we are told with regards to ‘space affairs’ could also be fabricated to some extent. Garry Mckinnon shed light on this fact not too long ago -his case is one of many. Government secrecy is not so secret anymore. We have plenty of reason to speculate, another example are the recent leaks from Edward Snowden that have shed light on the black budget and how trillions of dollars a year are put towards projects the human race knows nothing about.

More people on the planet are open to the idea that not everything is as it seems, or as we are told. As we continue to uncover the lies we’ve been told on so many different levels, we start opening our minds up to possibilities that once could not even be imagined. A popular name for NASA floating around is “Never A Straight Answer.”

Comet ISON has been brightening as it continues its path towards the Sun, many are labeling it ‘the comet of the century,’ but can we be entirely sure that it’s a comet?

commet ISONThis photo in particular became extremely popular, showing that the object comprises of three objects rather than a solitary nucleus, as claimed by NASA astronomers. It was taken by the Hubble space telescope on April 30th, 2013 (5)(6). This is one reason we have to speculate that what we have been told is not the truth. Another explanation is that ISON has been accompanied by multiple UFOs. Mainstream media instantly jumped onto this idea, providing an explanation right away (5).  What do you think? Does this look like a comet to you?

It’s all about making connections, critical thinking and questioning. Albert Einstein once said that “condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance.” Many readers will instantly want to criticize this possibility, without having investigated previous comets, the UFO phenomenon and more. There is plenty of validity in the assumption that this is an intelligently controlled object, just as much validity in the assumption that it is not.

Apart from this picture, there have been a couple of whistle blowers. One in particular is Dr. Edward Norton. It’s not his real name, and the interview conducted with him was done by secure team 10, a popular you tube channel that investigates matters like these. This isn’t strong evidence, but the picture above taken from Hubble makes it worth listening to and considering. Dr. Edward Nortan says that he is a former NASA and NSA contractor. He says that that these are intelligently controlled objects.

If we accept it as a comet and don’t remain open to other possibilities, it is likely we are believing what we are told by the government without further questioning. We know from previous events that there are often many details left out of the story. Sometimes it’s hard to fathom that the ones we look to for information about our world and our universe would fabricate stories. At the same time, we have a large amount of evidence and proof that illustrates how our government has lied to us time and time again with matters both on this world and off of this world. One great example is the topic of UFOs, which have now been declassified by dozens of governments, high ranking political and military figures worldwide. Is it possible that Comet ISON is a UFO, or accompanied by UFOs? It might sound outrageous, but I think it’s definitely a possibility, and something worth exploring. Maybe we will find out within the next couple of months?

Below is a video done by Dr. Michael Salla. Dr. Salla is an internationally recognized scholar in international politics, conflict resolution and US foreign policy. He is the author/editor of multiple books and has held academic appointments in the School of International Service & the Center for Global Peace, American University, Washington DC (1996-2004); and the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington D.C (2002). He has a Ph.D in Government from the University of Queensland, Australia, and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also the founder of the Exopolitics Institute and the Exopolitics Journal.

This video is for those looking to explore more about ISON, it’s something to consider. I’ve come across what I believe to be good evidence to support this claim. I will not be sharing it in this article however, due to the fact that it is based on years of research and would be another entire article by itself. I don’t know what ISON is, it might be a comet and it might not be. I think it’s important to entertain multiple possibilities. It is possible that we might never know the truth about this particular object.

Incoming celestial bodies with this path in these times have been prophesized by multiple cultures throughout human history. We are living in a time of rebirth, a time of choice, and a time of purification. It’s an interesting time to be alive. These are the many reasons why it’s important to speculate!

Sources:

(1) http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/spitzer/news/spitzer20130723.html#.UnFb1yTjNGF

(2) http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-231

(3) http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sdo/news/sungrazing-comets.html

(4) http://www.nbcnews.com/science/boisterous-sun-fires-third-huge-solar-flare-many-days-8C11480451

(5) http://www.nbcnews.com/science/comet-ison-ufo-hubbles-scientists-do-reality-check-8C11098818

(6) http://hubblesite.org/hubble_discoveries/comet_ison/blogs/blog-exclusive-ison-in-space

(7) http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/19apr_isonids/

(8) http://world.time.com/2013/10/16/meteorite-pulled-from-russian-lake-one-of-worlds-biggest/

(9) http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-solar-flare-20131031,0,7996603.story#axzz2jRcm4GoI

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/timeline-of-comet-ison-s-dangerous-journey/#.UnFj5iTjNGE

http://exopolitics.org/author/dr-michael-salla/

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Beijing Doctors Said 7 Coma Patients Would Not Wake Up — AI Predicted The Opposite, And Was Right

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  • The Facts:

    AI technology has outsmarted doctors when it comes to coma patients. The lives of at least 7 individuals have been saved as a result.

  • Reflect On:

    Given the serious questions about AI, are there are ways that AI technology can aid our current systems on the planet? How do we decide when we have gone too far with AI?

Sometimes after tragic accidents, people lose their consciousness and enter a coma or unresponsive state. Doctors usually make the call as to whether or not there is any point in keeping these people alive or if the family should consider “pulling the plug.” Doctors know best, right?

Well, recently there were at least seven patients in Beijing who doctors said had no hope of being able to regain consciousness, they were then re-evaluated by an artificial intelligence system that predicted these patients would awaken within a year. Guess what? They did.

One of the awakened patients was a 19-year-old who spent six months with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome after an accident that left him with a severe injury to his left temple. Some of China’s top neurologists conducted numerous rounds of assessment to determine his potential for a recovery. They gave him seven out of a possible 23 points on the coma recovery scale, this score gave his family members the legal rights to take him off of life support if they chose to do so.

After going through his brain scans the computer software assessed him with over 20 points, which is much closer to the full score, which would mean a recovery.

Another patient was a 41-year-old female who was victim to a stroke; she had been in an unresponsive state for three months and had been assessed with a recovery score of six. The computers estimate? 20.23.

The two aforementioned individuals, in addition to five more patients who were also in an unresponsive state, who doctors had predicted would not recover or wake up, did within 12 months of the scan done by the artificial intelligence, just as predicted.

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The Machine Also Made Some Mistakes

Perhaps this is a good time to believe in the power of miracles, a 36-year-old man who had suffered bilateral brainstem damage after suffering from a stroke was given low scores by both the doctors and the AI. He still fully recovered in less than a year.

This AI system was developed after eight years of research, which was conducted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and PLA General Hospital in Beijing and so far has achieved nearly 90 percent accuracy on all prognostic assessments.

Some of the results of this research were published in the journal, eLife.

“We have successfully predicted a number of patients who regained consciousness after being initially determined to have no hope of recovery,” the researchers said in a statement.

“At present, there are more than 500,000 patients with chronic disturbance of consciousness caused by brain trauma, stroke, and hypoexic encephalopathy with an annual increase of 70,000 to 100,000 patients in China, which brings great mental pain and a heavy burden to families and society,” they added.

“The possible prediction of the recovery of patient consciousness will directly affect the choice of clinical treatment strategies, and even the choice of life or death by the patient’s relatives.”

Associate researcher with the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the first author of this study, Dr. Song Ming, explained how the system they developed was different from other AI methods used in the diagnoses of diseases like cancer, “our machine can ‘see’ things invisible to the human eyes,” he said.

So How Does This Technology Work?

The patients are analyzed using a brain scan that includes functional magnetic resonance imaging, fMRI. This technology is able to chart the activity in the brain by measuring even the smallest changes in blood flow.

Because there are so many neural activities going on at once, they are not always directly visible to doctors, however the AI system is equipped with machine learning algorithms and is able to detect these changing details more accurately and recognize patterns that were previously unknown in past cases.

“The AI system assumes that every patient still has consciousness,” Song said. “Its job is to determine the likelihood they will come to within a certain period.

“It will never replace doctors. It is just a tool to help doctors and families make better decisions.”

The Positive Potential Of AI

Many, including myself for the most part, are generally under the impression that AI is something that we should be wary of, and I stand by that statement. But in instances such as these, we can see how this technology is developed and how when used by the right hands can actually be an amazing gift to humanity. There are many instances where AI and other forms of tech can drastically enhance our current models of doing things, with more precision and accuracy. It shouldn’t all be dismissed right away, and it shouldn’t all be given the green light either. We have to be able to use discernment and determine whether or not we are using this technology for the right reasons and what the potential implications of bringing in these new technological advancements to our lives and current system.

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Scientists Discover A New & Efficient Way To Turn Sunlight Into Fuel

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  • The Facts:

    A new process is able to effectively turn sunlight into fuel by combining natural processes and human made technologies.

  • Reflect On:

    With all of the emerging alternative energy sources that are becoming available to us, do we really need to be burning fossil fuels any longer?

The sun is a big burning ball of fire and thus, energy. Really, everything is energy. We already know that it is the light and warmth of the sun that gives life to every living thing on this planet. We have already seen an example of how the sun’s energy can be utilized to create power with the rapidly increasing use of solar panels, but researchers from St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, have now discovered a new way to utilize energy from the sun and turn it into fuel. Yes fuel — the type of fuel that could directly compete with fossil fuels.

The researchers used semi-artificial photosynthesis to explore new ways to produce and store solar energy. Using natural sunlight to separate hydrogen and oxygen including the use of a combination of biological components and human made technologies.

This research could revolutionize the way we are currently utilizing the sun for renewable energy production. Their method was able to absorb even more solar light than the natural process of photosynthesis. A paper, published in the journal Nature Energy described how the researchers were able to develop this process of unassisted, solar driven water splitting.

One of the authors of the study and PhD student at St. John’s college, Katarzyna Sokól said, “Natural photosynthesis is not efficient because it has evolved merely to survive so it makes the bare minimum amount of energy needed — around 1-2 percent of what it could potentially convert and store. “

One of the keys to this process is an ancient enzyme known as hydrogenase.

“Hydrogenase is an enzyme present in algae that is capable of reducing protons into hydrogen,” Sokól added.

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“During evolution this process has been deactivated because it was necessary for survival but we successfully managed to bypass the inactivity to achieve the reaction we wanted — splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.”

The process of mimicking photosynthesis in order to collect and store energy is something that scientists have been experimenting with for years. However, according to Sokól, the earlier technologies are not capable of scaling up to industrial models for a myriad of different reasons — either they are too expensive, or inefficient of use materials could also pose a risk to the environment.

The team took the approach to create an electrochemical cell, similar to a traditional battery, but based on the light-collecting biochemistry of a process called photosystem II. This was able to provide the necessary voltage that is required for the hydrogenase enzyme to do do it’s job and reduce the amount of hydrogen in water so that it can separate from oxygen and become the gas it was born to be.

Although this process may sound simple, connecting artificial systems with natural and organic processes has proved to be quite challenging.

“This work overcomes many difficult challenges associated with the integration of biological and organic components into inorganic materials for the assembly of semi-artificial devices and opens up a toolbox for developing future systems for solar energy conversion,” says, Erwin Resner, author and laboratory head.

There is much more research that needs to be done, but this is a huge and important step towards being able to fully utilize this method for an alternate fuel source.

“This could be a great platform for developing solar technologies. The approach could be used to couple other reactions together to see what can be done, learn from these reactions and then build synthetic, more robust pieces of solar energy technology,” says Sokól.

“It’s exciting that we can selectively choose the processes we want, and achieve the reaction we want which is inaccessible in nature. This could be a great platform for developing solar technologies. The approach could be used to couple other reactions together to see what can be done, learn from these reactions and then build synthetic, more robust pieces of solar energy technology,” she added.

Final Note

While this is certainly a plus in the direction of moving toward new energy systems, these technologies have advanced counterparts in the realm of zero-point energy that can make an even greater impact on humanity, without the need for sunlight.

The challenge? It has often been said that if ‘free energy’ like technologies come out prior to humanity shifting their consciousness enough to truly handle these technologies, we will in essence use them in the exact same way we do now: patent them, limit them and then charge people extensively for energy. This does not help to free the population, but only keeps it enslaved, and abundance limited.

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Wi-Fi Security – Measures to Prevent Technology Enabled Crimes

Every Wi-Fi user must know how to adopt security measures that will prevent them from becoming victims of wireless technology crimes.

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Considered as one of the greatest advancement since the Internet, Wi-Fi wireless networking technology has given mobility to computers. People use wireless technology in the office, at home, and in public places. Unless Wi-Fi users adopt some sort of security, various problems can result when computers transmit unsecured information to one another.

Bandwidth theft, exposed e-mail messages, password or user name theft, and hijacked online identity rank among the top problems brought about by unsecured Wi-Fi transmissions. Every Wi-Fi user must know how to secure their computer.

Use WPA Instead of WEP Encryption

Encryption protocols are used to make network traffic more secure by encoding data packets that are transmitted thereon. Unfortunately, some wireless routers don’t have encryption enable or use the weaker WEP (Wired Equivalency Privacy) security protocol.

It is well known that WEP security keys are easy to break and therefore network administrators should use the WPA or WPA2 protocols. Even if a router doesn’t support the more secure WPA or WPA2 protocols, WEP should be used; it is better than nothing.

Install a Firewall on Every Computer and Server

A firewall is the most basic and fundamental network security measure there is to secure wireless networks. While Wi-Fi routers can be used to extend the range of networks, they also make the network more vulnerable. A firewall will need to be installed on every computer to ward off security threats. This should be done even if the wireless router has a firewall installed on it.

Use Virtual Private Network (VPN)

B­asically, VPNs form a private network that uses a public network (usually the Internet) to connect remote sites or users together. VPNs use authenticated links to make sure that only authorized users can connect to a network. It also uses encryption to make sure that others can’t intercept and can’t use data that travels over the Internet. Numerous websites offer both free and paid VPN versions. VPNbase is one of them.

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Reduce the Transmitter Power of Network Access Points

Part of the convenience of using wireless networks is the ability to access services remotely. This strength also becomes a weakness, because others can see, and potentially use the network as well, especially when a powerful transmitter/antenna is being used.

To limit how far outside the premises the wireless signal travels, reduce the power output of wireless antennas. This requires some tweaking to find the right setting, because reducing the signal output of antennas also reduces the network’s service delivery and quality.

Disable Remote Administration

WLAN (wireless local area network) routers often come with the ability for a network administrator to remotely configure the router. By default, this feature is usually turned off and should stay that way if remote administration is not absolutely necessary. While network administrators can usually set passwords, to secure access to the router’s control panel, leaving the feature enabled could leave the network vulnerable as well.

Remove or Disable Weak Passwords and Access Codes

Ensure that all default passwords and access codes that come preset on network equipment are changed or disabled. Access the router’s web interface and update all settings that have a bearing on network security. Be sure the use strong passwords as well.

Physically Secure your Wireless Network Equipment

Hardware devices typically come with a hard reset button. Making network equipment readily available to be physically handled by anyone who wishes to do so puts the network at risk. Secure all critical and sensitive equipment in rooms or equipment racks.

Don’t Broadcast the Network’s SSID

To allow for the easy setup of wireless clients, most wireless access points will broadcast the SSID (Service Set IDentifier), or network name. While broadcasting the SSID makes setting up wireless clients easier, it also makes WLANs visible to wireless devices that are within range, including those that are malicious. Turn off SSID broadcast to make the network invisible and more secure.

Simple Wireless Network Security

Ensuring that a wireless network is secure is an ongoing responsibility. Wireless network threats, such as those posed by hackers and viruses can be thwarted by some common sense approaches such as physically securing network equipment and using strong encryption methods and technologies. However, the most effective security measures are those that seek to cover all the known security vulnerabilities.

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