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  • Trump administration to send U.S. cellphones a test alert on Thursday

    09/15/2018 7:44:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 73 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/15/18 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will send a message to all U.S. cellphones on Thursday to test a previously unused alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies. The messages will bear the headline "Presidential Alert", the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said in a statement this week. Phones will make a loud tone and have a special vibration, said FEMA, which will send the alert. The test message, scheduled for 2:18 p.m. EDT on Thursday, will read: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed." The test has...
  • Feds Continue Classified Experiments on Humans

    08/10/2018 6:59:55 PM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies
    Freebeacon ^ | 11AUG18 | Adam Credo
    The U.S. government continues to perform highly secretive experiments on human subjects, according to partial information about these continuing experiments released under a Freedom of Information Act request. At least 12 programs run by the Department of Energy are using human beings as part of the experiments, which operate under unusual names such as "Moose Drool," "Little Workers," and "Hidden Valley," among others. An unclassified list of these experiments was provided to the Federation of American Scientists under a FOIA request and included in the organization’s latest newsletter. Little information about the nature of these experiments was provided by the...
  • Teachers getting another chance to pass a math test (NC)

    08/10/2018 10:54:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 107 replies
    WBTV ^ | 8/08/18 | Dedrick Russell
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Some North Carolina elementary school teachers were initially told they would lose their jobs if they didn't pass a Math test they call difficult and unfair. Teachers say they recently got a call from their school district informing them they have another year to pass the test. Hundreds of teachers have failed the test repeatedly. Teachers argue what's on the test has nothing to do with what they teach in a classroom for students in Kindergarten to 5th grade. "Never in a million years would we even come close to teaching some of the topics on...
  • Engineers Unveil, Test University's Innovative Bridge Girder System

    07/19/2018 10:59:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Construction Equipment Guide ^ | July 19, 2018 | University of Maine
    The University of Maine unveiled an innovative, rapidly deployable bridge system July 12 at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Engineers, Maine Department of Transportation officials, business leaders, investors, researchers, members from Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (UMaine's licensee for the original “Bridge-in-a-Backpack”) and staff attended the event, at which a bridge span was strength-tested in the laboratory using computer-controlled hydraulic equipment that simulates the heaviest highway truck loads. The strength-test was conducted for the first time to prove the design modeling predictions, and demonstrate the bridge system can withstand the truck loading specified in the American Association of State Highway and...
  • Michigan Axes Basic Skills Test For Teachers

    07/03/2018 5:54:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/02/18 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Michigan lawmakers axed a requirement that would make prospective teachers take a basic skills test before earning their certification in Michigan. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation last week to get rid of the law requiring all prospective teachers to take the SAT to become certified in the state of Michigan, the Detroit Free Press reported. Knollenberg, who serves as the state Senate Education Committee chair, said the panel made its decision to make it easier for people to become teachers. “To me, the good teachers — they’re inspired and have passion. Why should they be burdened with a test...
  • List of website for which FR will not publish posts

    06/28/2018 3:06:49 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 30 replies
    6/28/2018 | antidemoncrat
    Is there a list of websites somewhere in the FR website that shows websites FR will not allow posts?
  • Simple Ł10 saliva test to identify the men with 50% chance of developing prostate cancer

    06/12/2018 8:25:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated15:35, 12 JUN 2018 | ByMartin BagotHealth and Science Correspondent
    A simple saliva test can identify the one in 100 men with a 50% chance of getting the disease and could be offered on the NHS to all men over 40 in a few years The simple Ł10 saliva test could save thousands of lives. It can identify the one in 100 men with a 50% chance of getting the disease, and the one in 10 with a 25% risk. The DNA discovery could mean most men not having to undergo invasive prostate examinations. Professor Ros Eeles, of the Institute of Cancer Research, which led the research, said “it could...
  • VIDEO: USS Milwaukee Launches Hellfires in LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module Test

    05/16/2018 3:52:24 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 7 replies
    USNI News ^ | May 16, 2018 | Megan Eckstein
    The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) conducted a live-fire missile exercise off the coast of Virginia May 11, firing four longbow hellfire missiles that successfully struck fast inshore attack craft targets. US Navy photo. The Navy completed the first phase of its Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM) developmental testing for the Littoral Combat Ship program, with a May 11 live-fire test of the missile off USS Milwaukee (LCS-5). Milwaukee fired four AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire missiles that successfully struck fast inshore attack craft (FIAC) targets in a complex warfighting environment, according to a Navy news release. The SSMM consists...
  • Warren on taking DNA test to prove Native American heritage: ’I know who I am’

    03/11/2018 6:35:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/11/18 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in an interview broadcast Sunday said she knows who she is when pressed about her claims of Native-American heritage. She was questioned during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" about an editorial in a Massachusetts newspaper, "Warren must resolve debate on heritage, which said a DNA test would "permanently resolve the issue." “Look, I do know. I know who I am. And never used it for anything. Never got any benefit from it anywhere," Warren said.
  • Falcon Heavy and Starman cruiser success debrief; John Batchelor Show

    02/10/2018 8:49:17 AM PST · by Voption · 84 replies
    The John Batchelor Show podcast ^ | February 9, 2018 | John Batchelor & Robert Zimmerman
    "Capitalism in space: SpaceX has highlighted the last image from its Tesla car, heading out to the asteroid belt after being lofted into space by its Falcon Heavy rocket... .....this also highlights that a private American company was able to send a payload beyond Earth orbit, and it took them only seven years of development and no government funds. ....[an almost perfect test] according to Musk, the reason the [1st stage] core hit the water so fast is because some engines did not fire as intended. [SpaceX] engineers believed only one of three engines fired during a final burn designed...
  • Liberal Reporters Take the Same Test as President Trump….

    01/21/2018 11:18:41 AM PST · by glasseye · 36 replies
    PressBull ^ | 1/21/2018
    Amid the current media frenzy surrounding President Donald Trump’s yearly physical and cognitive exam, a group of cocky reporters agreed to undergo the same mental test which the president aced. They undoubtedly expected to find that they could pass the text with ease, thereby proving that it was far too easy an exam to be giving the President of the United States. However, the smug reporters were no longer laughing when the results of their own tests came in.
  • Sierra Nevada Clears Dream Chaser Space Plane Test Milestone

    01/06/2018 6:49:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    space.com ^ | January 6, 2018 08:17am ET | Jeff Foust, SpaceNews Writer |
    In a statement, SNC said that NASA concluded that the Nov. 11 free flight of the Dream Chaser engineering test article, at Edwards Air Force Base in California, met or exceeded all the requirements of the company’s last remaining funded milestone in its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) award from 2012. During the flight test, the Dream Chaser was released from a helicopter at an altitude of about 3,750 meters and glided to an autonomous runway landing 60 seconds later, reaching a top speed of 530 kilometers per hour during its descent. ... The milestone, formally known as Milestone 4B, was...
  • Russia: North Korea to Test Missile It Says Could Reach West Coast of the U.S.

    10/06/2017 5:10:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo UK ^ | 10/06/17 | John Haltiwanger
    North Korea claims it has a missile that could reach the West Coast of the United States and plans to test it in the very near future, according to Russian lawmakers who visited the reclusive nation this week.  “They are preparing for new tests of a long-range missile. They even gave us mathematical calculations that they believe prove that their missile can hit the West Coast of the United States,” Anton Morozov, a member of the Russian Duma’s international affairs committee, told the RIA news agency, Reuters reports.  “In general, [North Korea’s] mood is rather belligerent,” Morozov added. “The situation, of course, demands...
  • Survey???

    08/25/2017 1:33:19 PM PDT · by JBW1949 · 42 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC survey...
  • Ballistic Missile Test Launch Set For Wednesday At Vandenberg

    08/01/2017 1:48:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    cbs ^ | 08/01/2017
    The Minuteman III launch by U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command is scheduled to take place between midnight and 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from Vandenberg. ... Vandenberg has done several Minuteman test launches in the past, the latest coming on April 26 and May 3. Those two missiles traveled about 4,200 miles to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean’s Marshall Islands. The Minuteman III ICBM launch is designed to “validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness, and accuracy of the weapon system.”
  • North Korea shows off new missiles in huge military parade, but doesn’t test nuke

    04/15/2017 1:45:11 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/15/17 | Anna Fifield and Simon Denyer
    TOKYO — North Korea put on a huge military spectacle Saturday to celebrate its founder’s birthday, parading its series of new and technologically advanced missiles in front of Kim Jong Un, and in a defiant show of force in front of the world. North Korea did not, however, carry out another nuclear test or ballistic missile launch, against widespread speculation that it would seek to celebrate Kim Il Sung’s 105th birthday with a bang. April 15 is the most important day in the North Korean calendar, and Kim Jong Un has celebrated his grandfather’s birthday with great fanfare as a...
  • Blood test detects cancer and pinpoints location...before symptoms appear

    03/24/2017 10:29:07 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 24 March 2017 | Sarah Knapton
    A blood test which not only detects cancer but identifies where it is in the body, has been developed by scientists. The breakthrough could allow doctors to diagnose specific cancers much earlier, even before signs such as a lump, begin to show.
  • Dozens of Previously Hidden Nuclear Test Videos Declassified, Uploaded to YouTube

    03/17/2017 1:35:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 66 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | March 16, 2017 | Erik Shilling
    Weapon physicist declassifies rescued nuclear test films - Video On Tuesday, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a federally funded facility outside San Francisco that focuses on nuclear research, released 63 rare, restored and declassified nuclear-test films. The films, uploaded to the lab’s YouTube account, are part of a trove of some 10,000 that have been in storage since they were originally shot between 1945 and 1962, and had been held in secure vaults since then. The initial release is just a fraction of about 750 that Greg Spriggs, a physicist at the lab who has worked on the project for five years, declassified...
  • Live Thread: President Trump and Japan PM Abe Speak on N Korea Missile Test 2/11/17 10:30 PM EST

    02/11/2017 7:38:37 PM PST · by kristinn · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | Saturday, February 11, 2017 | Kristinn
    President Trump and Prime Minister Abe will be speaking from Trump's estate Mar a Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, about the North Korea ballistic missile test. They were supposed to speak at 10:15 p.m. but are running late.
  • North Korea 'conducts ballistic missile test'

    02/11/2017 5:26:38 PM PST · by mulder1 · 18 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 2-11-17 | Reuters
    North Korea has fired a ballistic missile, South Korea's military says, the first such test since Donald Trump took office as US president. The missile was launched at 07:55 local time (22:55 GMT Saturday) and flew east towards the Sea of Japan for about 500km, South Korean officials say. Pyongyang has conducted a number of nuclear tests in the past year. North Korea's repeated missile and nuclear tests and aggressive statements continue to alarm and anger the region. Sunday's launch took place from the Banghyon air base in North Pyongan province on the west side of the Korean peninsula. A...