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Nuclear Recycling

Saturday's main guest, nuclear physicist Dr. Charles Till, helped develop the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) at Argonne National Laboratory in the mid-'80s. The IFR, unlike conventional nuclear reactors, was designed to burn its own waste as fuel, as well as material from dismantled weapons. The graphic (click for larger image) shows the concept behind the IFR fuel recycling process. Graphic: Argonne National Laboratory

Fun $1 Facts

The following dollar bill trivia is from moneyfactory.com:The first $1 notes featured a portrait of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase (1861-1864). George Washington's portrait first appeared on $1 notes in 1869. $1 notes make up 45% of all money printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.The life span of a new $1 note is 22 months.If you had 10 billion $1 notes and spent one every second of every day, it would take you 317 years to go broke. Have you ever wondered where that $1 bill in your pocket has been, or where it will go next? Check out wheresgeorge.com to find out.

Running Robot

Asimo, the robot made by Honda, is out in a new improved version that is able to run nearly 2 miles an hour (view a video). Among its other capabilities are walking up and down stairs and recognizing & responding to 50 different Japanese phrases, writes BBC News.

Tales of Lily Dale

Lily Dale is known as the town that talks to the dead. A Victorian village located in southwestern New York state, it was founded in 1879 and contains a large number of mediums and spiritualists. In Christine Wicker's book Lily Dale, in which she immersed herself in the town over a period of weeks, she writes that some 20,000 guests arrive each summer to consult the mediums. The mediums, she notes, must pass a test by the Lily Dale board to confirm their connection to the spirit world. One well known medium was Jack Kelly, whose flashy performances mesmerized audiences in the 1940's. One of his feats included driving from Lily Dale to Buffalo (a distance of 60 miles) while blindfolded, and it was said that when he was pulled over by a state patrolman, he gave him such an accurate spirit reading, that he wasn't even ticketed. Mae West was a client of Kelly's and she claimed that after his death he appeared to her dressed in a tuxedo, Wicker reported. Other famous visitors

Meteor Shower

The annual Geminid meteor shower is peaking tonight. The meteors get their name from the constellation they appear to emanate from-- Gemini, the Twins. Because the moon is in a new phase, conditions for viewing should be ideal. In the earlier part of Monday evening, they can be seen halfway up in the sky, later—look overhead. Read more at Space.com.

Dissolving Clouds

Coast listener Anita sent George instructions on how to dissolve clouds using the power of the mind:Pick a day when clouds are stable and don't change quickly.Choose one cloud from a group of small fluffy clouds.Concentrate on that one cloud and think to yourself over and over again, "I'm sending up energy."Anita believes once you learn to dissolve clouds, you can accomplish anything with your mind.

The Darwin Lights

Last week, residents of Darwin, Australia reported seeing flashing lights illuminating the night sky. A Northern Territory News article described the object as "shaped like three connected ball-shaped spheres that flashed blue, green and red from as many as six different light sources." A spokesperson for the Australian Department of Defense said that the object was not a secret military aircraft. Airport officials also denied it was a plane on final approach. Read the AUFORN report.Image: Nigel & Julie Lynn

Mt. Adams UFO?

Dan Tilkin and the Web Staff at KATU TV in Portland, Oregon have put together a story about UFO activity around Trout Lake, Washington. Past Coast guest James Gilliland runs a ranch at the base of Mt. Adams in Trout Lake, and claims to have seen spaceships hover and land in the area. He has spent years capturing his UFO encounters on home video. Click here to view the report.

Proof of Past Lives?

Shanti Devi was born (or perhaps more accurately stated, reborn) in Delhi in 1926. When she was four years old she made a startling declaration to her family: "This is not my real home! I have a husband and a son in Mathura! I must return to them!"The young girl was able to provide many details of her past life, including descriptions of her previous home and family in Mathura. At the prompting of Mahatma Gandhi, a team of researchers was put together to examine her claims. According to reincarnation expert Dr. Ian Stevenson, Shanti Devi's past life memories matched the facts uncovered by the panel's investigation.Swedish journalist, Sture Lonnerstrand, also looked into the case of Shanti Devi. After an extensive investigation he concluded, "This is the only fully explained and proven case of reincarnation there has been."Sources:http://www.reincarnation.gq.nu/Shanti.htmlhttp://www.beliefnet.com/story/107/story_10748_1.html

Aliens In Mexico?

On March 5, while conducting anti-drug trafficking surveillance flights, pilots in the Mexican Air Force saw and captured on video a series of brightly lit, fast-moving objects flying over Campeche in the Yucatan peninsula. The objects were decteced via radar and through the use of infrared equipment. The video, released only this week, has caused quite a stir in the UFO community. Many theories as to the objects' orgins abound.Charles R. Smith, reporting for NewsMax.com, believes the objects are a new type of stealth aircraft. Nuclear science researcher Julio Herrera thinks the lights could be electrical flashes emitted spontaneously by the atmosphere -- ball lightning. UFO specialist Jaime Maussan said the video footage is proof that flying saucers really do exist.Sources:http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/5/13/91044.shtmlhttp://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/8661555.htm

Anthropic Principle

In 1973, astrophysicist and cosmologist Brandon Carter of Cambridge University proposed the Anthropic Principle, a theory which attempts to explain why our solar system seems to be finely tuned for intelligent life. That is, the universe gives the appearance of having been specifically designed to allow for human life on planet Earth. In their book The Anthropic Cosmological Principle, John Barrow and Frank Tipler define the most basic form of this concept:"Weak Anthropic Principle (WAP): the observed values of all physical and cosmological quantities are not equally probable but they take on the values restricted by the requirement that there exist sites where carbon-based life can evolve and by the requirement that the Universe be old enough for it to have already done so."Barrow and Tipler further proposed the Strong Anthropic Principle (SAP), which states that the Universe had to bring humanity into being: "The Universe must have those properties which allow life to

Black Triangles

Over the years there have been numerous reports of huge, black, triangular objects, referred to as Big Black Deltas (BBDs), in the night skies above the United States. Some accounts estimate their size to be as much as 600 feet long by 300 feet wide, with a height of 40 feet. A study by the National Institute of Discovery Science (NIDS) hypothesizes that BBDs could be lighter-than-air, blimp-like military vehicles. To prove their point about the possible origins of BBDs, NIDS researchers plotted the sighting locations on maps of the United States and superimposed the locations of certain military facilities. They discovered a very strong correlation and concluded that "the United States Air Force has been flying large triangular or deltoid shaped aircraft between [its] bases."Graphic courtesy of the National Institute of Discovery Science.

Healing Symphony

During his 9/1/04 appearance on Coast, Stan Tenen played a composition by Daniel Gil titled The Creation Overture. According to Tenen, Gil possesses a deep understanding of the Torah (Hebrew Bible) and composes symphonies by assigning musical notes to each Hebrew letter from a particular biblical passage. Because of this Tenen believes Gil's music has "it's own healing power." The following audio selections, while not directly related to Gil's work with the Torah, are from traditional Jewish sources, and likely have not been heard for several centuries. Play full clip:Win | RealAbove clip in two parts:Win | Real  (part one)Win | Real  (part two)Credit: Music by Daniel Gil

Angels in DC?

Mysterious blue images (close-up on the left) were photographed hovering over a menorah lighting ceremony on Tuesday night in Washington D.C. The photographer, Carrie Devorah, who lost her brother in a terrorist bombing in Israel, wondered if the blue lights could be some type of sign. Read more in this article from WorldNetDaily.

Mexican Saucer

Brian Vike of HBCC UFO Research shares this photo he received of a saucer-shaped craft in Mexico. For more photos and details of the incident, click here.

TV Addiction

"It wasn't until I became a teacher that I began to be driven crazy by TV," wrote John Taylor Gatto in an article for American Enterprise. He claimed that kids who were heavy TV watchers were often "malicious to each other and sunk in chronic boredom." The average person in the industrialized world watches three hours of TV per day, which amounts to about half of their leisure time. At that rate, if you live to 75, you'll spend a total of 9 years glued to the tube! Studies have associated TV's drawing power with our biological "orienting response," which is an instinctive attraction to certain types of visual stimuli. In an exploration of TV addiction, published in Scientific American, the authors found that people reported feeling more relaxed and passive while watching TV. But the relaxed feeling ended when the set was shut off and many participants said they felt as though their energy was sucked out of them. A mountain community that previously had no TV

Face Blindness

A strange medical disorder called prosopagnosia causes people to be unable to recognize faces. In severe cases they may not even recognize their own parents or children. Interestingly, research into the malady has uncovered that facial recognition is handled in a different part of the brain than other types of recall. Read more about it in this article from The Economist.

Bio-Nano Robotics

A team of Bio-Nano Robotics researchers from Rutgers and several other universities have created an animation showing how a nano-robot could theoretically travel inside the body and destroy harmful cells. More info here.Watch the video:WinCredit: Rutgers University

Chat Transcript: Jon Rappoport

On Tuesday night, investigative journalist Jon Rappoport (pictured) of nomorefakenews.com joined Streamlink members for a fascinating one-hour Q & A on his research into secret societies, the "medical cartel" and other hotbed issues. Below are some excerpts; members can view the entire transcript. Iowa Girl Jon--Do you have any opinion on what is happening with the election recounts? There seems to be conflicting information out there. Jon Rappoport It's a fraud....Ohio/Florida.....an honest count would reveal that. maggie Why are you thinking the count wasn't honest? Jon Rappoport Articles in my archive....Ohio was a sham....voting machines held back, for instance, in certain precincts.... mountainstar Jon what do you think is your biggest story? Jon Rappoport Perhaps the medical cartel....the weakening of populations through toxic drugs and the invention of fake diseases and the focus on brain drugs....This

Egyptian Afterlife

The Egyptians believed that when a person died, the afterlife could be experienced in various ways by different aspects of their being. For instance, the akh was a spirit or ghost that could live among humans, usually in the vicinity of their tomb, yet it could also inhabit the underworld. The ka was an etheric double or life force that could dwell in statues of themselves, to which mortuary offerings by the living could be made. The journey to the underworld was of great concern with one of the goals being to reach the ruler Osiris (pictured above) who would pass judgment upon them. Towards that end, guidebooks in the form of papyruses might be placed in their tomb which contained details essential for a successful crossing (such as the information featured in the Egyptian Book of the Dead). After a favorable judgment, entry into the land of the blessed was granted—a place not unlike the Nile Valley, with canals, dams and farms. The departed were said to have the abilit

The Compassionate Coroner

Dr. Janis Amatuzio is pictured (click for larger) in a photo from the cover of her book Forever Ours.

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