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The Scale of the Universe

Posted: 23 September 2011 by mohamednazmi in ScienceTok


Where do we scale up in the universe? Click here to open an interactive and informative scale.

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UC Berkeley Scientists ‘See’ Movies in the Mind

Posted: 23 September 2011 by mohamednazmi in ScienceTok

California scientists have found a way to see through another person’s eyes.

Researchers from UC Berkeley were able to reconstruct YouTube videos from viewers’ brain activity — a feat that might one day offer a glimpse into our dreams, memories and even fantasies.

Read more of the article here. Read the paper here.

Long Read: Does Islam Stand Against Science?

Posted: 25 June 2011 by mohamednazmi in ScienceTok

Science in Muslim societies already lags far behind the scientific achievements of the West, but what adds a fair amount of contemporary angst is that Islamic civilization was once the unrivaled center of science and philosophy. What’s more, Islam’s “golden age” flourished while Europe was mired in the Dark Ages.

This history raises a troubling question: What caused the decline of science in the Muslim world?

Link to article: http://chronicle.com/article/Does-Islam-Stand-Against/127924

the new TIPS FOR EARTHQUAKE SAFETY

Posted: 21 April 2011 by reanxyz in ScienceTok

TIPS FOR EARTHQUAKE SAFETY

1) Most everyone who simply ‘ducks and covers’ when building collapse are crushed to death. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.

2) Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an earthquake. It is a natural safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a sofa, next to a bed, next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.

3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquak i.e. Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created. Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs.

4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed. Hotels can achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a sign on the back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake.

5) If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair.

6) Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed!

7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different ‘moment of frequency’ (they swing separately from the main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads – horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn’t collapse, stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not damaged.

8) Get near the outer walls of buildings or outside of them if possible – It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.

9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or lying next to their vehicles. Everyone killed would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them.

10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not co mpact. Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper.

Spread the word and save someone’s life…

The entire world is experiencing natural calamities so be prepared!

‘We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly’

In 1996 we made a film, which proved my survival methodology to be correct. The Turkish Federal Government, City of Istanbul , University of Istanbul Case Productions and ARTI cooperated to film this practical, scientific test. We collapsed a school and a home with 20 mannequins inside. Ten mannequins did ‘duck and cover,’ and ten mannequins I used in my ‘triangle of life’ survival method. After the simulated earthquake collapse we crawled through the rubble and entered the building to film and document the results. The film, in which I practiced my survival techniques under directly observable, scientific conditions , relevant to building collapse, showed there would have been zero percent survival for those doing duck and cover.

There would likely have been 100 percent survivability for people using my method of the ‘triangle of life.’ This film has been seen by millions of viewers on television in Turkey and the rest of Europe, and it was seen in the USA , Canada and Latin America on the TV program Real TV.


Subject: Save your life with “The Triangle of Life”

“Triangle of Life”:

Without listening or reading, simply by looking at the following self-explanatory photos, you can learn more than in a thousand words about how to protect yourself during a major earthquake…

If you are inside a vehicle, come out and sit or lie down next to it. If something falls on the vehicle, it will leave an empty space along the sides. See below:



science of sleep paralysis

Posted: 04 February 2011 by reanxyz in MediTok

interesting…. uh…

Gerson therapy: mini intro

Posted: 21 January 2011 by reanxyz in MediTok

Been reading a bit and watch a few videos on gerson therapy.

So this is what i had learned about this method of cancer treatment::

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Eating your way to treat cancer however only vegetables.. and fruit diet excluding pineapple, berries, processed, refined, preserved.. check out the link

http://www.gerson.org/pdfs/Foods_For_The_Gerson_Diet.pdf

also no cooked food as damaged protein is bad for health. (Not that i agree or disagree.. this is still an actively debated topics). Gerson’s only allowed cooked food is vegetable soup and potato. Cooked vegs to provide soft bulk for the proper intestinal functions.

The main philosophy of Gerson therapy is to cut down on any nutrients that can promote cancer growth i.e no fats/oil and damaged protein (So this extreme diet for 2 years).. and they said by 8 weeks, cancer tumors should show signs of shrinkage…

The gerson therapy also explore many of the “essential nutrients” which are not really essential at all i.e large amount of protein can also be received from vegetarian diet without egg, nuts, legumes. and also Vit B12 is not required.

I believe anyone would find the diet hard to be adapted by many  people or cancer patients… Totally changing one’s eating habits..

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Note: Just to confess that i write this post, is not because i am in favor of gerson therapy or anything. just sharing what i had learned. I believe it is just one of the many methods that works.

blackbirds shower

Posted: 03 January 2011 by reanxyz in ScienceTok

Contributed by Schwarze: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12105157