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Sunday, January 30, 2011

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Real-life action heroes behind the 'Rescue'



If you're a fan of action movies, have I got a show for you. No, it's not about how they make action movies, it's about how real-life people who have been kidnapped for ransom and children who have been sold into the sex trade are rescued. 

While you might expect this to involve the FBI, the cops or any kind of law enforcement, in real life, there are companies who specialize in finding abductees when cases have gone cold or by tracking them using resources beyond the budgets of state and local officials. 

While each week a different firm is featured on Discovery Channel's new series "Kidnap & Rescue," tonight the reenactments are of operations carried out by the HALO Corporation, a private San Diego security firm. HALO was founded by a former US Special Ops leader who works with former Special Ops and intelligence personnel to track, hunt and rescue those who have been taken and are being held against their will. 

FIELD WORK: Dan O'Shea (right)rescues hostagesin 'Kidnap & Rescue.'
FIELD WORK: Dan O'Shea (right)rescues hostagesin "Kidnap & Rescue."

The first part of the hour-long premiere is called "Farmhouse" and it deals with the 2005 kidnapping of a dual US/Mexican citizen who was snatched at gunpoint from his home. While his wife screamed in terror, the kidnappers beat the man, cut his finger off, abducted him and held him for ransom. 

With reenactments (thank God, they use real actors -- not two-dollar extras!), the series recreates exactly what happened in this situation, from the abduction to the rescue. And, yes, your heart will be in your throat every step of the way, in ways you just won't get from a fictional action/adventure movie. 

But it's the next part of the show, "Goldilocks," that will pierce your heart. The rescue operation involved finding a teenage girl who was lured away from a party by a few males who were there and said they were off to another party. By the time she staggered drunk to their car, it was all over. 

Real-life action heroes behind the 'Rescue'

 She was bound, gagged and taken to Mexico to become a sex-slave worker. The case went cold for three years until her family brought in HALO, who tracked her to a filthy brothel in Mexico where she'd been turned into a heroin and meth addict. 

You will watch how they rescued her -- she was bound hand-and-foot with chains to a bed when she wasn't "working," as were many other women -- and took her out screaming and terrified. 

The worst part, however, comes three weeks after she's returned to her family in the US. Not every rescue has a happy ending. 

Next week, they feature a group that rescues children who are snatched and sold into slavery.
You won't believe what victims endure or the bravery of the rescuers who do in real-life what Tom Cruise pretends to do in the movies. 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

What is Qwiki? Is it the next Google?

Qwiki is hot right now.

Late last week, it received $8 million in venture capital from prominent names like Eduardo Saverin (co-founder of Facebook) and Jawed Karim (co-founder, YouTube).

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So what exactly is Qwiki (pronounced like 'quicky') and why is it the buzz of the digital information consumption industry?

Doug Imbruce, CEO of Qwiki, said the problem with digital information consumption today is not the lack of it but rather the overload of it.

In response, his company seeks to be the platform that delivers an 'information experience' that's more palatable to human beings.
 
"Think of asking your favorite teacher about Leonardo Da Vinci, or your most well-traveled friend about Buenos Aires: this is the experience Qwiki will eventually deliver, on demand, wherever you are in the world… on whatever device you’re using," said Qwiki's website.

To break Qwiki down to its parts, it basically an informative slideshow with a voice-over.

Another way to look at it is Wikipedia powered by some really fancy, high-tech Adobe Flash technology.

In my opinion, this isn't such a bad idea.  

When I want information on 'Philadelphia,' for example, I may just prefer watching a mini-documentary on it rather than using Google.

Frankly, I'm a little tired of reading all the massive text websites that Google crawls up  Moreover, it's annoying to sift through all the spam/commercial websites on the search engine results page when all I want is straight information.   

Chief Technology Officer Louis Monier said Qwiki's 'information experience' isn't assembled by humans; rather, it's done by technology.  In other words, it's a scalable platform that has the potential to be huge (like Google).

As far as I know, Qwiki did not disclose information about the technology behind its platform.

The company has samples of 'information experiences' on its website.  To see one on the International Space Station, click here.

To get more access to Qwiki, users can sign up for their alpha program at their website.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

50 Most Popular Women on the Web: Full list topped by Lady Gaga

We thought some of our readers here at OSM would be interested in a list compiled from Google statistics called the ’50 Most Popular Women on the Web,’ which was produced by COED magazine. It’s fascinating reading seeing which female gets the most online attention and many of you may not be surprised to know that it was Lady Gaga who took the top spot.






However, some of you will definitely be surprised at the inclusion of teen heartthrob singer, Justin Bieber, who hits the list at No. 7. Yup, I did say Justin Bieber and most of you will have realized that he is in fact male. You can see the full list with this information in an article by Tierney Bricker over on Zap2It. Quite how Bieber made the list is anyone’s guess, unless of course some people think he is actually a girl, or maybe it’s just somebody’s idea of a joke.


Apart from Lady Gaga at the top the next four spots were taken by Ke$ha, Madonna, Beyonce and Rihanna. Other prominent females on the web such as Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Oprah Winfrey were all ranked on the list but all below Justin Bieber! Robert Dougherty over on Associated Content has also reported on this Top 50 list and tells us that Lady Gaga had 229 million page mentions according to Google. Although this list came out 2 months ago it has only just struck prominence and we wonder why more mention about Justin Bieber being on it wasn’t made at the time.

What are your thoughts on the list and especially Lady Gaga taking the top spot, and of course the appearance of Justin Bieber? We’d welcome your comments on this so why not send them in.
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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Mass. congressional delegation reacts to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shooting

NECN: Tom Langford) - The House is postponing all legislative action, including a vote on repealing the recently enacted health care law because of the shooting spree involving
    
Members of Congress from around the country and New England were quick to react to news of the shooting of their colleague.

"Most of us in public life are aware that this could happen at any given moment," said congressman Mike Capuano. "We all know that. But we like and trust people."
    
From his Massachusetts home, congressman Capuano reflects on the Arizona shooting and his colleague, Representative Gabby Giffords.

"She's very thoughtful, very respected by her colleagues. Pleasant, tough, a good campaigner, has strong beliefs. All good qualities in a member of congress," he said.

Other New England members of Congress say the same thing, and point out that she was shot while meeting with constituents, serving her country.

"Doing what's an important part of her job," said congressman Barney Frank. "Being accessible, being open. You certainly don't want any barriers between the people who get elected and the people who vote for us. That has to continue."

"If you're going to do your job as a member of congress, you do a lot of community outreach," said congressman Stephen Lynch. "And so, you, there's no way to protect yourself. It's public outreach and so you can take reasonable precautions... but there's nothing that you can really do to eliminate the risk, especially with the anger that's out there in some parts of society."

"I think you'll find many members of congress who say, this kind of thing has been waiting to happen for a while," said Capuano. "The tenor of the discussion over the past couple of years has gotten particularly bad.. the way some people have chosen to express their opinions over the last couple of years has been getting worse and worse.  And that includes individuals, organizations, talk shows and candidates for office."

Vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin even posted a"hit list" of politicians last year, with rifle-like cross hairs over their districts. One of those targets was Gabby Giffords.

Congressman Capuano hopes, at the very least, this shooting will get people to tone down the hateful political rhetoric.

"When any tragedy happens, the natural thing is to look for something good to come out of it," he said, "and in this particular one, I hope that's what comes out of it."

Several other members of Congress, including Massachusetts senators John Kerry and Scott Brown issued statements, saying their prayers are with Gabby Giffords, the rest of the victims, and their families.

U.S. Capitol Police have also sent messages to congressional offices advising lawmakers and their aides "to take reasonable and prudent precautions."

Giffords' husband set to command NASA mission


A file photo shows Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived being shot in the head on Saturday. Kelly is scheduled to command a shuttle mission in less than three months.





U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is married to Mark Kelly, a veteran astronaut who is scheduled to command the planned April 1 launch of Endeavour to the International Space Station.
The Endeavour crew aims to deliver a large cosmic ray detector that will be mounted outside the outpost.
NASA said that at the time of Saturday's shooting Kelly was "on personal, off-duty time."
GABRIELLE GIFFORDS: Who is she?
Giffords and Kelly, a Navy captain, were married in November 2007, and in the following year, Kelly, 46, became the first astronaut to fly in space while married to an active member of Congress.
Kelly also commanded NASA's second post-Columbia shuttle test flight in 2006. Kelly also piloted a space station crew rotation mission in 2001.
Kelly and his brother, Scott Kelly, also a Navy captain, became the first and only twins to be selected to the astronaut corps in April 1996. Scott Kelly currently is commander of the International Space Station.
NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson informed Scott Kelly of the shooting on a private space-to-ground communications channel shortly after the news broke.
Giffords, D-Ariz., is a member of the House space and aeronautics subcommittee and is an ardent supporter of NASA programs, particularly its human space flight program.
Giffords was a strong proponent of Project Constellation, the NASA return-to-the-moon program that was canceled by the Obama administration. She rallied against the idea of shifting the responsibility for launching astronauts into low Earth orbit to commercial companies that have yet to develop the means to do so.
Congress subsequently authorized NASA to proceed with investments in the development of commercial crew transportation while still funding a government-developed spacecraft — dubbed Orion — as a backup. NASA also was directed to design and develop a super-sized rocket that could launch the Orion on missions beyond Earth orbit.
Congress still must appropriate money for NASA's 2011 budget.

Bloodshed Puts New Focus on Vitriol in Politics



WASHINGTON — The shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and others at a neighborhood meeting in Arizona on Saturday set off what is likely to be a wrenching debate over anger and violence in American politics.

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While the exact motivations of the suspect in the shootings remained unclear, an Internet site tied to the man, Jared Loughner, contained antigovernment ramblings. And regardless of what led to the episode, it quickly focused attention on the degree to which inflammatory language, threats and implicit instigations to violence have become a steady undercurrent in the nation’s political culture.

In the hours immediately after the shooting of Ms. Giffords, a Democrat, and others in a supermarket parking lot in Tucson, top Republicans from Speaker John A. Boehner to Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona quickly condemned the violence.

“An attack on one who serves is an attack on all who serve,” Mr. Boehner said in a statement. “Acts and threats of violence against public officials have no place in our society.”

Even the Pima County sheriff, Clarence W. Dupnik, felt moved to say in an evening news conference that this was no longer the country “that most of us grew up in,” and he called for the nation to do some “soul-searching.”

The House was set to vote Wednesday on the new Republican majority’s proposal to repeal the health care law that had energized their supporters and ignited fierce opposition from the Tea Party movement. Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the new majority leader, said Saturday that the vote and other planned legislative activity would be postponed, “so that we can take whatever action may be necessary in light on today’s tragedy.”

The legislation stirred strong feelings that flared at angry town hall meetings held by many Democratic lawmakers during the summer of 2007. And there has been a broader anger and suspicion rising about the government, its finances and its goals, with the discourse partially fueled by talk shows and Internet sites.

Tea Party activists also condemned the shooting. Judson Phillips, the founder of Tea Party Nation, a social networking site for Tea Party activists, noted on his Web site that Ms. Giffords is “a liberal,” but added, “that does not matter now. No one should be a victim of violence because of their political beliefs.”

But other groups said it was hard to separate what had happened from the heated nature of the debate that has swirled around President Obama and Democratic policies of the past two years.

“It is fair to say — in today’s political climate, and given today’s political rhetoric — that many have contributed to the building levels of vitriol in our political discourse that have surely contributed to the atmosphere in which this event transpired,” said a statement issued Saturday by the leaders of the National Jewish Democratic Council. Ms. Giffords is the first Jewish House member from her state.

Mr. Obama made a brief appearance at the White House, calling the shooting an “unspeakable act” and promising to “get to the bottom of this.”

During last spring’s health care votes, the tone against some lawmakers was ratcheted up again, with protesters gathered outside the House hurling insults and slurs at some lawmakers as they went to vote on the measure. The offices of some Democrats, including that of Ms. Giffords in Tucson, were vandalized.

Ms. Giffords was also among a group of embattled Democratic House candidates who were featured on the Web site of Sarah Palin’s political action committee with cross hairs over their districts, a fact that disturbed Ms. Giffords at the time.

“We’re on Sarah Palin’s targeted list,” Ms. Giffords said last March. “But the thing is the way that she has it depicted has the cross hairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they’ve got to realize there’s consequences to that.”

The image with the gun sights is no longer on the Web site of Ms. Palin, who posted a statement saying “my sincere condolences are offered to the family of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of today’s tragic shooting in Arizona. On behalf of Todd and my family, we all pray for the victims and their families, and for peace and justice.”

Democrats have also pointed out cases where Republican candidates seemed to raise the prospect of armed revolt if Washington did not change its ways.

But many Republicans have noted that they too are subject to regular threats and abuse from the public and, during the health care fight, some suggested Democrats were trying to cut off responsible political opposition and paint themselves as victims.

Sensitive to the issue, Tea Party activists in Arizona said they quickly reviewed their membership lists when Mr. Loughner was identified as a suspect to check whether he was associated with them. They said they found no evidence he was.

Tea Party activists in Tucson had disagreed sharply with Ms. Giffords, particularly as the health care debate unfolded, but she ended up backing the measure despite the political risks. They strongly supported her opponent, Jesse Kelly, in the November election, and staged several protests outside her office.
DeAnn Hatch, a co-founder of the Tucson Tea Party, said her group had never staged any rallies or protests against the congresswoman elsewhere, and that she did not believe there were any Tea Party protesters at the event where Ms. Giffords was shot Saturday.

“I want to strongly, strongly say we absolutely do not advocate violence,” she said. “This is just a tragedy to no end.”

Trent Humphries, another co-founder of the local Tea Party, said his group has been subjected to threats and has taken to inviting several police officers to their meetings as a result. “I’ve received threats, and I know others have,” he said. “And we understand there are certain people just looking for a crowd.”

But other Tea Party activists said it would be hard to separate the shooting in Tucson from the current ideological clash.

“At a time like this, it is terrible that we do have to think about politics, but no matter what the shooter’s motivations were, the left is going to blame this on the Tea Party movement,” Mr. Phillips said on his Web site.

“While we need to take a moment to extend our sympathies to the families of those who died, we cannot allow the hard left to do what it tried to do in 1995 after the Oklahoma City bombing,” he wrote. “Within the entire political spectrum, there are extremists, both on the left and the right. Violence of this nature should be decried by everyone and not used for political gain.”

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Friday, January 7, 2011

My secret, definitive (and unpublished) profile of Gene Sperling!

In the summer and fall of 1999, while a senior editor at The New Republic, I worked on a profile of Gene Sperling, then the chairman of the National Economic Council, a position to which President Obama is appointing him again. I'd known, worked with and closely observed Gene during my stint as a senior adviser at the Office of Management and Budget from 1993 to 1995, though we were not personally close. I thought Sperling's journey during the Clinton years was an ideal way to tell the story of the possibilities and limits of progressive policy in an era of divided government.

Sperling cooperated with the profile in a series of long interviews over several months. To my surprise and dismay, TNR rejected the original, 5,300-word draft for being "too favorable" to its subject and instead ran only a sharply truncated and lobotomized version. This reaction seemed emblematic of an editorial reflex I still don't understand, perhaps because I came to journalism after working in business and government. Having served in a White House, I can't help but try to empathize with those who serve in senior roles, and it's always struck me as odd that journalists are supposed to pretend they don't admire certain public figures even as they honestly assess their strengths and weaknesses and render a verdict on their actions.

Anyway, reading the piece now, over a decade later as Sperling takes the helm at the NEC again, I believe it stands up well as both a story of the man and a study of a situation that is (again) bound to frustrate progressive hopes in the years ahead. Since a writer naturally never wants anything on which he worked so hard to go to waste, I'm delighted to share the original version for those looking to better understand the evolving White House team. You can find the piece here. Thanks, President Obama, for making the piece relevant again.


By Matt Miller  | January 7, 2011; 11:13 AM ET

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Million Dollar Money Drop': Target logo, Orkin pest questions puzzle fans

Thursday's episode of "Million Dollar Money Drop" shows us that the easiest questions can cause the biggest headaches.  On the popular game show, contestants Sherman Mitchell and Omar Williams were asked two questions that, on the surface, seemed to have the most obvious answers: 1) How many red rings surround the bullseye on the Target logo and 2) According to Orkin, what creature is the No. 1 pest problem in America (ants, bedbugs, or roaches)?






Without using Google, were you able to figure out the answers?

Despite most of America shopping in Target on a daily basis, it's likely that that particular question caused you to strike the "Thinker" pose.  If your brain hurts from pondering the answers or you're just too lazy to search the Internet, here it is--the Target logo has just one red ring (it does have a small red circle at its center), and the biggest pest problem is America is none other than the ant.

On Fox, "Million Dollar Money Drop" shows us that, at the end of the day, no matter how many college degrees you hold, we really aren't as smart and observant as we think we are.

Mitchell and Williams answered both questions correctly.

In Boston, "Million Dollar Money Drop" aired on Fox 25.


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Thursday, January 6, 2011

People s Choice Awards Winners: Did the People Get it Right?

Queen Latifah hosted the Peoples Choice Awards Wednesday night.  The people, the people!  

Throughout the night, Latifah made sure we remembered that the people voted.

But did “the people” get it right?

I say… never leave it up to the people to vote for awards.

I know the People’s Choice Awards is more of a popularity contest than a measure of talent.  But still.

Selena Gomez as Breakout Artist?  Kristen Stewart – Favorite Movie Actress?  Really?

No disrespect to these two young women but… come on!   I guess the people have chosen.

At these type of awards, you know who is going to win when you see only winner in the audience and not the other nominees. 

Because if the others showed up and didn’t win, it would be an embarrassment.  

There’s my rant about the People’s Choice Awards.

The highlight of the night was watching how annoyingly awkward Kristen Stewart was, while her co-stars Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson shined.

And when Queen Latifah joked with them about the werewolf eating the vampire, wouldn’t the vampire eat the werewolf from the inside. That was funny.




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People s Choice Awards Winners



Another night of glitz and glam on the “red carpet” which was actually sapphire. There were plenty of gorgeous gals to gawk at and there were tons of handsome fellas. Everyone wanted to see what everyone else was wearing. What people really want to know about are the people s choice award winners.

The people s choice awards winners were a long list. There was everything from favorite movie to favorite viral video star. There were a lot of well known names and a few newcomers to the winners list. The people s choice awards winners were a sight to see.

Taylor Swift accepted her award from Elton John as she looked like a star struck young girl. Just to top the night off Johnny Depp had to say hi from his daughter to Taylor Swift as he got his award. This was surely Taylor’s night to shine. These are just a couple of the People s choice awards winners.


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Mick Karn, Bassist in the Group Japan, Dies at 52

LONDON (AP) — Mick Karn, an influential rock bassist best known for his work in the group Japan, died on Tuesday at his home here. He was 52. 



The cause was cancer, a statement on his Web site said. Mr. Karn announced last year that he had advanced-stage cancer.


Mr. Karn and two friends, David Sylvian and Steve Jansen, formed Japan in 1974. Mr. Karn, who played violin and bassoon at the time, taught himself to play bass and quickly developed an unusual sound and style.


“I wanted to be able to slide and bend notes as I’d learnt to do with the violin, and so decided to take all the frets off the bass guitar,” he explained. “I couldn’t help but feel that bass players were always hidden somewhere in the background, whereas I was determined to be heard.”


Japan disbanded shortly after releasing the hit single “Ghosts” in 1982. Mr. Karn went on to work with the vocalist Peter Murphy, the guitarist David Torn and others. Mick Karn was born Andonis Michaelides in Cyprus and came to Britain with his family when he was 3. He is survived by his wife, Kyoko, and his son, Metis.

BYU students develop innovative prosthetic hand for a young mom

Brushing your teeth, typing an email, turning pages in a book, flipping pancakes. Jeane Taylor, a mother of two busy boys, struggles to do these everyday tasks without fingers.


 

She had fought off septicemia, a life-threatening blood infection that kept her in the hospital for most of last year. Complications led to the amputation of her lower legs and fingers. But an indomitable spirit and remarkable poise motivated Taylor to seek out tools to help her regain as much ability as possible.

Through a family connection, a BYU engineering professor heard about her struggles and volunteered to help. Taylor become a beneficiary of the mechanical engineering department’s Capstone program, which pairs teams of students with actual companies seeking product enhancements. Sponsorships typically cost $20,000, but in this case, the Capstone program itself sponsored a five-student team to craft a custom prosthetic hand.






Taylor, a St. George resident and BYU alum, felt blessed by the opportunity.

“When they first told me, I cried because it’s been incredible to see the service that they want to render,” Taylor said. “They don’t want anything back; they don’t want any recognition. All they want to do is help.”

Taylor has considered other prostheses and, while she hasn’t entirely ruled them out, she is most concerned about functionality. Taylor found -- and the students’ research reaffirmed -- that products currently on the market are either too expensive or purely cosmetic. They decided to develop a more feasible alternative that puts function over form.






“They wanted to make life easier for me, to give me some type of function in my right hand,” Taylor said. “Just the whole concept itself was overwhelming to us. We thought that it was so sweet that they wanted to do anything. “

The team started by finding out her most important needs. They then did 3D scans to find out the exact shape of Taylor’s palm and arm in order to make the best fit. They also tried to use only the palms of their hands for an entire day to understand more intensely how their “client” lives.

“She’s a very uplifting person who is still overcoming obstacles,” said team member Kyle Smith, who has accepted a position with GE after graduation. “This device can help her to continue to fight.”
Smith’s teammate Vance Murray felt extra motivation during the 9-month Capstone course.






“This is not your normal school project where you just have to do your best,” said Murray, who will pursue a master’s degree in the fall at Purdue’s top-10 mechanical engineering program. “This has much bigger implications.”

The prosthetic device utilizes a clamp to provide strength and finger functionality by allowing Taylor to grab both large items and finer things, such as the page of a book.

“One of the things she mentioned wanting was to be able to turn the pages of her boys’ books,” Murray said. “She misses not being able to do the little things with ease; she would like to regain more of her independence.”

The device attaches to Taylor’s forearm and uses wrist motion to activate a clamp. A forward motion opens the clamp wide enough to hold a cup or just enough for a book page. A backward motion closes it for a secure grip.

The team developed numerous prototypes and traveled to St. George to get Taylor’s feedback and make improvements. About a month before the end of their course, she mentioned that it might be nice to hold on to something while moving her wrist.

At the next team meeting, the prospect of adding such significant new functionality with such a short time left seemed daunting. But the team decided to go for it. The final version includes a locking mechanism that works like a charm.

“She’s provided lots of design input,” Murray said. “Her kids called it ‘mommy’s robot hand’ and wanted a turn trying it out.”

The team planned to have the aluminum device anodized, a process that would make it corrosion-resistant and meet Taylor’s request to wash dishes and bathe her sons. They sent her colors to choose from and “she lit up when she saw the pink one,” Murray said.

The team made final improvements during BYU finals week, even after their final presentation for the graded portion of their course.

The students were drawn to the project because they would be able to apply techniques learned in the engineering program to make a difference.

“Rather than work on something for a big company, this is more personal and will have a direct impact on her and her quality of life,” Smith said.

When the team presented her with the final product at her parents’ home at the end of the semester, Taylor used it to read a book to her sons and to hold a fork while she ate lunch.

“We’ve been so impressed with what they’ve come up with,” said Taylor, as her husband Tony agreed. “There has been a lot of open communication with them; it’s been wonderful.”

Murray and Smith were joined on the team by Matt Meads, Jon Pendlebury, and Jamal Hong. They were coached by Mark Colton, assistant professor of mechanical engineering.

Although there are no immediate plans to mass produce the device, BYU has filed for a provisional patent that could be licensed to a company that wanted to do so.

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Ten Thousand Fish Dead & 5000 Birds Fell Down From The Sky

100,000 Fish Dead & 5000 Birds Fell Down From The Sky


This is a very strange development but it is true. Two natural catastrophes take place back to back in the same vicinity in USA. First, 5000 black birds dropped dead from the sky on Dec 31st. Dead birds were collected from roof tops and streets but apparently no toxin was found as the tests were taken. Surprisingly the very next day, about a 100,000 drum fish died and the dead fish were littered across a 20 mile stretch of the Arkansas River near Ozark City.

It is indeed quite a strange situation. Experts are saying that these two incidents are not connected in anyway.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman Keith Stephens said mass “kills” of fish occur every year but he revealed that the magnitude of the latest one was unusual.
“This kill only affected one species,” he said. “If it had been caused by a pollutant it would have affected all kinds, not just drum fish.”
It is quite a disturbing incident and is obviously a sign of how our environment is going hay wire resulting in strange incidents such as these. However, the experts will investigate and reveal what was the real cause of such a back to back disasters.


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Lady Gaga brings message of inclusion to Super Bowl halftime

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