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COLD FUSION ENTERS THE MAINSTREAM If the late Dr. Eugene Mallove did not already feel vindicated, he certainly must by now. In whatever world, the for­mer cold fusion crusader and Atlantis Rising columnist now resides, he has doubtless gotten the word that his once reviled Cold Fusion—now called LENR (for Low Energy Nuclear Reactions)—about which he wrote a Pulitzer-nominated book, Fire from Ice, has now gone mainstream. No less an edifice of orthodox science than the American Chemical Society, meeting in San Francisco in March,…

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CAN TWITTER BE USED TO PREDICT STOCK MARKET? Predicting the ups and downs of the stock market, it turns out, is not such a hard thing after all. The on-line social network Twitter can do it with 90% accuracy days in advance of the actual market. However before you start looking for ways to invest in Twittering, consider the facts here. The trick involves the use of millions of Twitter messages. Information scientists at Indiana University have, by analyzing more than 9.8 million tweets from…

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Escape from a Black Hole? It Can Happen Black holes may not be as difficult to escape as we once thought. In fact, according to research at England’s University of York, gravity itself may not actually be one of the fundamental forces of nature. Up until now, the conventional view has been that black holes are objects in space which are so massive and compact that their gravity actually bends space itself and swallows up anything that gets too close. No information, it has been…

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Searching for the Higgs

By Patrick Marsolek

Recently there has been a lot of buzz in the scientific community about scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland who are zeroing in on the Higgs particle, a large theoretical particle that might be essential to our understanding of the universe. Scientists continue to crunch the data from previous experiments, and the results are still not clear. This is expected to be an exciting year in the world of experimental and theoretical physics. Proponents of various theories and beliefs are all commenting…

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Rings of Fire

BY C.C. vonWERKLAÄG

Doomsday mavens have had their hands full recently, correlating every eschatological prediction (from Nostradamus to the Mayan calendar) with the current spate of earthquake and volcanic activity. Haiti, Chile, China, Japan, the United States, and several other countries have experienced temblors measuring high enough on the Richter Scale to cause widespread destruction and, in the cases of Haiti, Chile, and China, massive loss of life. Add in the chaos caused by new volcanic eruptions in Ecuador, Italy, Japan, Iceland, and even in the United States,…

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