Levitation Machines Can Now Be Assembled in Your Own Home

SPUTNIK–According to engineers at the University of Bristol in England, all you need in order to build your own levitation machine is a 3D printer, ultrasonic transducers, and an Arduino microcontroller kit.

Engineers at the University of Bristol in the UK have developed a guide on how to build a levitation chamber. The research published in the Review of Scientific Instruments provides “instructions and a part list” on “how to assemble the levitator.”

Apart from general excitement, levitation offers scientific benefits. According to Dr. Asier Mazo, one of the co-authors of the paper and a researcher at Bristol University, it helps with improved diagnosis of blood samples and accuracy in measurements.

“Levitating samples in mid-air can improve diagnosis from blood samples and detection of the structure of molecules. Usually a sample on a microscope slide is illuminated with x-rays, lasers or another type of radiation so the reflected radiation can be analyzed. However, no matter how transparent the microscope slide is, it will always interfere with the test. On the contrary, if the sample is levitated, all the reflections are going to be from the sample,” Dr. Mazo said in a recent interview.

So how do you assemble a levitator in the comfort of your own home?

According to the engineers you would need a 3D printer, commercial ultrasonic transducers, amplifier circuits, a 20v supply and a microcontroller kit, also known as an Arduino board. The machine is supposed to emit 40kHz waves on a single axis.

They have called it a TinyLev, a multi-emitter single-axis acoustic levitator.

Transducers sit in 3D-printed sockets and convert electrical energy into acoustic waves. The current is controlled via the motor driver amplifier which is attached to the Arduino board. The acoustic waves from the top and bottom of the levitator push the particles in both directions, and trap small objects with a density greater than 2.2 grams per centimeter cubed and 4mm in diameter.

“Acoustic levitation has been explored in hundreds of studies for applications in pharmaceuticals, biology or biomaterials,” Dr. Mazo said.

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“However, historically levitators have been restricted to a small number of research labs because they needed to be custom-made, carefully tuned and required high-voltage. Now, not only scientists but also students can build their own levitator at home or school to experiment and try new applications of acoustic levitation,” he added.

New technology to monitor the skies for signals from alien civilizations

RUSSEL DAVIS–The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI) has recently launched a $100,000 funding campaign through Indiegogo designed to survey the entire sky in search of possible signals from advanced alien civilizations. Tagged as the Laser SETI, the initiative’s goal is to develop a world-wide network of specialized cameras that will enable researchers to detect alien signals in less than than a millisecond.

According to experts, today’s current techniques in detecting alien signals are similar to using tweezers to find a needle in a haystack as studies are limited to observing only one star system at a time. The experts hope to develop the first two cameras that would enable them to localize target signals and validate their algorithm and distribution.

“Powerful lasers for signalling could be built by any advanced society. They could use them to propel their spacecraft. And the thing is, that brief flashes of light shorter than the blink of an eye could be in our skies right now and we wouldn’t know it,” says Dr. Jill Tarter, Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI.

“Until now, SETI experiments (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), whether listening for a radio transmitter or searching for a high-powered laser, have assumed that ET is on-the-air all the time, so that wherever the instrument is pointed, the signal will be there. Laser SETI is the first experiment to circumvent this assumption. Laser SETI could find a very short ping from anywhere in the night sky. Indeed, it could detect a laser flash as short as a millisecond or less; and one that might not repeat for days, weeks, or even longer. Or ever,” the project’s page reads.

How Laser SETI will work

According to the research team, the new technology is set to use astronomy-grade cameras with a large field of view. The Laser SETI is also slated to feature a specialized processing system that would enable researchers to read out the camera more than 1,000 times per second. Likewise, the system is expected to use a technique called slit-less spectroscopy. The technique involves specialized transmission grating to differentiate the target light from other sources.

Eliot Gillum, Director Optical at SETI, said the technology’s use of novel optics and specialized processing techniques can even advance off-the-shelf hardware to in order reduce cost all while simultaneously detecting pulses in less than a millisecond. Using the cameras throughout the globe will enable scientists to constantly keep track of the entire night sky for the first time, Gillum added.

Experts said that two full observatories could be established should the campaign raise as much as $510,000. The scientists hope to eventually shift to large-scale production to facilitate the development of a global network. This, in turn, will allow the cameras to monitor the sky in all directions at once. According to the researchers, each observatory will benefit from these devices.

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The experts also noted that setting up six to eight observing stations across the globe will enable the scientists to continuously monitor both hemispheres of the night sky. This may provide up to 200,000 times the coverage of earlier projects, the SETI research team noted. (Related: Aerospace Company Founder Says Extraterrestrials Are Already HERE On Earth.)

Google a cesspool of anti-conservative hatred, bigotry and intolerance… employees speak out

JD HEYES–The world’s biggest search engine, technology, and media company was shaken to its core over the weekend by a 10-page memo criticizing the web giant’s lack of diversity when it comes to political ideology.

The missive, penned by engineer James Damore — who has since been fired — described the corporation as a Left-wing “echo chamber” that shuts out and discriminates against conservatives.

Damore “confirmed his dismissal in an email, saying that he had been fired for ‘perpetuating gender stereotypes,’” Zero Hedge reported, adding:

The document’s author also wrote that employees with conservative political beliefs are discriminated against at Google and lamented about how “leftist” ideology is harmful. It argued that the company should have a more “open” culture where its viewpoint would be welcomed. The document said that improving racial and gender diversity is less important than making sure conservatives feel comfortable expressing themselves at work.

And while Damore’s firing shows just how non-diverse Google’s corporate culture really is, others who work for the media giant have made similar observations. (Related: Facebook, too, is in the habit of blocking posts it doesn’t agree with.)

In a series of interviews with Breitbart News, current Google employees who spoke anonymously said that the company’s management regularly engages in “witch hunts” while ‘blacklisting’ employees they don’t agree with.

“Witch hunts are a well-known cultural problem at Google,” one employee named “Hal” told the news site, in describing work culture at Google.

“Several managers have openly admitted to keeping blacklists of the employees in question, and preventing them from seeking work at other companies,” Hal continued. “There have been numerous cases in which social justice activists coordinated attempts to sabotage other employees’ performance reviews for expressing a different opinion. These have been raised to the Senior VP level, with no action taken whatsoever.”

Hal added: “A lot of social justice activists essentially spend all day fighting the culture war and get nothing done. For conservative employees, this is obviously demoralizing, but it is also dangerous. Several have been driven out of the company or fired outright for sharing a dissenting view. Others have had their promotions denied or suffered other forms of deniable retaliation. Most of us just keep our heads down because we can’t afford to lose our jobs.”

The employee also added that on numerous occasions “SJW’s” (social justice warriors) have gotten together on the company’s intranet to gang up on those who have defied Alt-Left ideological narratives. “The first one I remember is when Kelly Ellis made unfounded allegations of sexual harassment against her former manager, and Google terminated the manager in response to the internal SJW outrage,” Hal noted.

“This was similar in intensity to the current witch hunt. Anyone who sympathized with the manager’s plight or asked for any sort of due process was ‘counseled’ by HR (human resources) and told that they were creating a hostile workplace for women and minorities by sticking up for a harasser,” said Hal.

The employee also noted that Google was very pro-censorship when it came to diverse political and social views — something extremely hypocritical for a supposed “media” company.

“The pro-censorship voices are very loud, and they have the management’s ear. The anti-censorship people are afraid of retaliation, and people are afraid to openly support them because everyone in their management chain is constantly signaling their allegiance to far-left ideology,” Hal noted.

What’s really hypocritical, albeit predictably so, is that Damore’s memo was labeled “anti-diversity” by the same corporate Leftists who claim they seek “diversity” within the workforce.

“Liberals are so averse to hearing the truth about the world in which they exist, they reflexively recoil at any attempt to shake them out of their comfort zone and generally respond with anger and denial,” The National Sentinel observed. “And, in the case of Google’s ‘diversity’ chief, with the decidedly anti-diverse reaction of firing the truth-teller.”

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

New York Police To Implement “Textalyzer” To Monitor Cellphone Use While Driving

JOHN VIBES–Police in the “Empire State” of New York have reportedly proposed the implementation of a new device that would be able to detect when drivers are using their cell phones. The device has become known as the “textalyzer,” and although it will not be ready for several months, New York drivers can likely expect to have their cellphone usage monitored to a degree that drivers have never experienced before.

According to the information released thus far, these devices will only be used when there is an accident, to determine who was actually responsible. If the device is only used for this purpose, then it may not pose a serious threat to privacy and may actually be a useful tool for dispute resolution. However, as we have seen with many government programs in the past, these excuses are used so we will initially accept the program, and then once the door is open the program can be used for more invasive spying.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo told the Associated Press on Wednesday that authorities were reviewing exactly how the device would be used.

“Despite laws to ban cellphone use while driving, some motorists still continue to insist on texting behind the wheel — placing themselves and others at substantial risk. This review will examine the effectiveness of using this new emerging technology to crack down on this reckless behavior and thoroughly evaluate its implications to ensure we protect the safety and privacy of New Yorkers,” he said.

The officer will reportedly need to plug their device into the person’s cellphone to discover if they have been using the phone, but in theory, an officer could use this device even if they pull over a driver that has not been in an accident.

Proponents of this new device insist that the officer would not be able to access personal information on the phone, such as specific browsing or text history, but it is not clear what the officer will see when the phone is scanned.

The technology is being developed by an Israel-based company called Cellebrite.

Privacy activists and experts have suggested that this technology goes too far, and have pointed out that police already have the power to retroactively check if a person was using their cellphone in case of an accident through obtaining a warrant. This device could be allowing the officers to conduct a warrantless search of a cellphone.

Rainey Reitman, of the Electronic Frontier Foundation said that this technology could be a slippery slope.

“I am extremely nervous about handing a cellphone to a law enforcement officer and allowing them in any way to forensically analyze it. This is a technology that is incredibly problematic and at the same time is unnecessary. There are already legal avenues for a police officer,” she said.

Regardless of protest from privacy activists, it seems that this new program is coming anyway.

Earlier this year, Sen. Terrence Murphy, proposed a bill that would force drivers to hand over their cellphones to officers so they can be scanned. Murphy’s law did not pass at the time, but he is insistent that something will be pushed through the legislature soon enough.

“It’s not if, it’s when. This will literally save lives,” he said.

Police in New York State have written 1.2 million tickets for cellphone violations in the years between 2011 and 2015.

John Vibes is an author and researcher who organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference. John is currently battling cancer naturally, without any chemo or radiation, and will be working to help others through his experience, if you wish to contribute to his treatments please donate.

MAC malware caught recording the SCREEN, logging keystrokes reveals new report

Mac users typically think they’re immune to malware. But a new strain used for spying reminds us even Macs can be compromised.

Researchers have found an unusual piece of malware, called FruitFly, that’s been infecting some Mac computers for years.

FruitFly operates quietly in the background, spies on users through the computer’s camera, captures images of what’s displayed on the screen and logs key strokes.

Security firm Malwarebytes discovered the first strain earlier this year, but a second version called FruitFly 2 subsequently appeared.

Patrick Wardle, chief security researcher at security firm Synack, found 400 computers infected with the newer strain and believes there’s likely many more cases out there.

It’s unclear how long FruitFly has been infecting computers, but researchers found the code was modified to work on the Mac Yosemite operating system, which was released in October 2014. This suggests the malware existed before that time.

It’s unknown who is behind it or how it got on computers.

Thomas Reed of Malwarebytes called the first version “unlike anything I’ve seen before.”

Wardle says there are multiple strains of FruitFly. The malware has the same spying techniques, but the code is different on each strain.

After months of analyzing the new strain, Wardle decrypted parts of the code and set up a server to intercept traffic from infected computers.