112913 Comet ISON Lives Passing The Sun And Brightens
Just as we all accepted that the Comet ISON has most likely disintegrated under the high heat and gravitational stress of the Sun, amazing sungrazer came ALIVE, gaining more brightness. Without doubt – this is the most exciting astronommical event ever! Thousands watched ISON’s journey through the solar system and its unusual perihelion thanks to internet and unprecedented fleet of international spacecraft.
Latest SOHO and STEREO imagery show what it looks like newly-formed nucleus. Karl Battams just tweeted that after 2 000 sungrazing comet observations, he has never seen brightening in the same way that ISON appear to be doing right now.
Sixty-six years ago, on November 29, 1947 at 12:40 am, the UN took the vote that led to Israel‘s creation. Last year, this emblematic day was marked, ironically, when the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to upgrade the Palestinian’s diplomatic status to that of a ‘non-member observer state.’
On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly voted on the partition plan of Mandatory Palestine with 33 countries voting in favor and 13 against UN Resolution 181. Celebrations erupted in Israel as the vote passed in a live radio broadcast heard throughout the new-born State, but they did not continue for long, as the War of Independence began almost directly after the vote.
Bayit Yehudi deputy minister Eli Ben-Dahan lashed out at US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday night, saying that he had given legitimacy to terror and was not worthy to serve as mediator to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
An influential Iranian cleric has warned President Obama not to include Israel in any nuclear negotiations because the Jewish state must be destroyed.
“What is visible is that Obama has agreed to include the fake Zionist regime (Israel) in future negotiations,” said Ayatollah Mohammad Khatami, a member of Iran’s Assembly of Experts.
“However, we firmly believe [Israel] must be wiped off the face of the earth and we don’t recognize [its existence].” Khatami said according to IRNA, the official news agency of the Islamic Republic.
Shelling of the Russian Embassy in Damascus
The United States condemns the shelling today that hit the Russian Embassy compound in Damascus and expresses its concern for those killed and injured in the incident. We condemn any attack against individuals or facilities protected by international law. The United States continues to emphasize that those responsible for atrocities on all sides must be held accountable.
Moscow has announced that it was withdrawing it’s five warships from the Mediterranean: the anti-submarine vessel Admiral Panteleyev, the landing ships Admiral Nevelskoy and Peresvet, the tugboat Fotiy Krylov and the oil tanker Pechenga.
“Our potential opponents call it the ‘Black Hole’ due to the very low noise emission and visibility of the submarine,” Konstantin Tabachny, captain of the Novorossiysk, told Channel One TV. “To be undetectable is the main quality for a submarine. And this whole project really fits its purpose.”
China said it sent warplanes into its newly declared maritime air defense zone days after the U.S., South Korea and Japan all sent flights through the airspace in broadening defiance of rules Beijing says it has imposed over the East China Sea.
Japan Dispatches F-15s, E-767s And P-3 Into China’s Air Defense Zone, China Scrambles Su-30 In Response
Manfouha is the bleak frontline in Saudi Arabia‘s campaign to get rid of its illegal foreign workers, control the legal ones and help get more of its own citizens into work. This month two or three Ethiopians were killed here after a raid erupted into full-scale rioting.
Ukraine’s president said he could not afford to sacrifice trade with Russia – which opposes the deal – for EU ties.
The A3/02 strain combines the two most common HIV strains in Guinea-Bissau and develops into AIDS within five years, up to two-and-a-half years faster than either of its parent strains, said Angelica Palm, one of the scientists behind the study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. This type of strain, a recombinant, appears when a person becomes infected by two different strains, allowing DNA to fuse and create a new one.
The case has echoes of the 2001 murder of Bernd Juergen Brandes by Armin Meiwes in Rotenburg in western Germany.
Meiwes is serving a life sentence after killing and eating parts of his victim, who agreed to his death
Exponential technologies, from artificial intelligence to digital manufacturing to synthetic biology, are set to “digitise, dematerialise, demonetise and democratise” entire industries, disrupting old business models and giving rise to new breakthroughs, say experts from the Silicon Valley-based Singularity University.
Impurities in diamonds can not only give them color, they can also turn diamonds into precise sensors of magnetic field and temperature. When the impurity happens to be a nitrogen atom, the crystal structure is deformed in such a way that a gap or defect, known as a nitrogen vacancy-center (NVC), is created. Electrons that are trapped in the centers show a remarkable coherence with spin states that can be precisely manipulated. If the electron coherence inside nanoscale diamond can be preserved for long enough, not only will we have the perfect qubit for a quantum computer, but the perfect device to reveal the secret lives of neurons.