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World’s Most Advanced Diving Suit Could Lead To A Cure For Cancer





Phil Nuytten‘s newest diving suit may as well have been invented by Tony Stark. At six and a half feet long, and weighing 530 pounds, the aluminum contraption looks more like a Buzz Lightyear ripoff than anything.

  Even its name, the “Exosuit,” sounds like slang from a science fiction novel.

  It’s a first-of-its-kind design that lets deep sea divers plunge more than 1,000 feet underwater, all the while maintaing surface level pressure. The state-of-the-art rotary joints throughout the arms and legs allow divers extreme flexibility and finesse, as well — apparently, enough to pick up a dime.

  This July, researchers are using the suit to study bioluminescent organisms deep within the Atlantic Ocean. Due to their extreme depths, the creatures were previously only attainable via remote instruments or trawl nets. Now, scientists will be able to use the Exosuit and observe them up close in their natural habitats.

  The ultimate goal is to collect the organisms’ unique, fluorescent proteins and use them in future studies about cancer detection, spinal cord injuries and the overall makeup of the human brain.”






”  Deep diving has never been a safe operation. More than 10 divers were killed from decompression-related injuries during the 1970s, Nuytten says. One of them, his friend and co-diver Norm McDonald, died after the decompression chamber he entered after a dive caught on fire.

” I’m a great believer in these one atmosphere systems,” he says. 

  As humans, we like to think of ourselves as a species that’s very tough and flexible. But that’s absolute horse shit.

  As humans, we like to think of ourselves as a species that’s very tough and flexible. But that’s absolute horse shit. We’re one of the most fragile critters on Earth, designed at sea level in a warm environment. We can’t go far from those design specifications without a lot of help.”



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Published on Nov 22, 2013

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Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse Coming Sunday



” A rare hybrid solar eclipse is coming on Sunday and could be visible from eastern North America to the Middle East. Sunday’s event will start as an annular eclipse, also called the ring of fire, and end with a total eclipse as the moon’s shadow covers our planet.

Skywatchers in the eastern United States, northeastern South America, southern Europe, the Middle East, and most of Africa, will be able to see a partial solar eclipse, reports NBC News.”



* Here’s more detail on the eclipse from the video description



* Published on Oct 20, 2013

” Total Solar Eclipse of 3 November 2013

A total solar eclipse will occur on November 3, 2013. It is one of the rare hybrid or Annular/Total eclipses in which some sections of the path are Annular while other parts are Total, with a magnitude of 1.0159. Totality will be visible from the northern Atlantic Ocean (East of Florida) to Africa (Gabon (landfall), R. Congo, DR Congo, Uganda), with maximum of 1 minute and 39 seconds visible from the Atlantic Ocean south of Ivory Coast and Ghana.

The hybrid eclipse of 2013 is visible from within a thin corridor, which traverses the North Atlantic and equatorial Africa. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon’s penumbral shadow, which includes eastern North America, northern South America, southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The path of the Moon’s shadow begins in the North Atlantic approximately 1000 km due east of Jacksonville, FL. From the central line, a 4 second annular eclipse is visible at sunrise (11:05UT). As the shadow races forward, the narrow 4 km wide path rapidly shrinks to zero and the eclipse changes from annular to total. This all transpires within the first 15 seconds of the shadow’s trajectory. For the remainder of the track, the eclipse remains total.

Continuing on a southeast course, the vertex of the umbral shadow passes progressively deeper into Earth as the planet’s curvature brings the path along the surface closer to the Moon. By 11:10 UT, the track is 13 km wide and totality lasts 16 seconds. Growing quickly, the duration reaches 30 seconds by 11:18 UT.
With no landfall yet in sight, the shadow passes 500 km south of Cape Verde at 12:00 UT. On the central line, totality now lasts 1 minute 18 seconds, the Sun’s altitude is 57°, and the path width is 56 km.

Greatest eclipse occurs in the Atlantic at 12:47:36 UT, approximately 330 kilometres southwest of Liberia. At this instant, the axis of the Moon’s shadow passes closest to Earth’s centre. The maximum duration of totality is 1 minute 39 seconds, the Sun’s altitude is 71°, and the path width is 57 kilometres. 
Slowly curving to the east, the track just misses Sao Tome and Principe and intercepts the coast of Gabon north of Port-Gentil in the Wonga Wongue Reserve (13:51 UT) where the central line duration is 1 minute 7 seconds and the Sun’s altitude is 46°. The Moon’s shadow crosses Gabon in 9 minutes and sweeps over the Congo in 7 more. Entering the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the path width is 36 kilometres and the duration is 48 seconds. 
The track begins curving to the northeast as it narrows and the duration of totality decreases. By the time the umbra reaches the western border of Uganda, totality drops to 23 seconds with the Sun at 18° (14:22 UT). Sweeping over northern Kenya, the path crosses Lake Turkana where the central line duration is 14 seconds at 14:25 UT.
In its final 2 1/2 minutes, the lunar shadow races across southern Ethiopia before leaving Earth’s surface in Somalia where a 1 second total eclipse occurs at sunset.
Over the course of 3.3 hours, the Moon’s umbra travels along a path approximately 13,600 kilometres long and covers 0.09% of Earth’s surface area. “














” While our president still enjoys his essential employees and locations: the White House chefs, Camp David, and a military golf course, there doesn’t seem to be any question that in mercenary pursuit of a political win, this White House is determined to unreasonably punish as many everyday people as possible. And this includes children sick with cancer. That might sound like hyperbole, but it is not.

Although Barack Obama’s chefs have been deemed “essential,” employees at the National Institutes of Health who offer last-chance experimental cancer treatments for children suffering from cancer have not. Worse still, House Republicans have offered to compromise with the president and single the NIH out for funding. The White House has threatened a veto.

Using children sick with cancer as pawns is community organizing on steroids. And the media are covering for him. When the media thought they could emotionally blackmail the GOP with these sick children, telling their story was all the rage. Now that it is Obama and Senate Democrats wrist-flicking refusing treatment for these children, suddenly the media aren’t too interested in telling their story.

There are many other examples of this president’s cold-hearted fanaticism and willingness to punish people for reasons that seem to have much more to with spite than what is and is not “essential.” In fact, there are a number of examples where Obama seems to be spending more money and using more resources to close and block and inconvenience than to just leave it alone.

The media may or may not report on these individual occurrences, but what they will never do is provide the American people with the full context and scope of Obama’s shrill pettiness.

Below is a list of illogical, unnecessary, and shockingly spiteful moves our government is making in the name of essential and non-essential.

This list will be regularly updated, and if you have something you feel should be added, please email me at jnolte@breitbart.com or tweet me @NolteNC.Please include a link to the news source.”


Complete Updated List










Missing Montauk Fisherman Found More Than 40 Miles From His Boat



” A commercial fisherman who fell overboard from a lobster boat and into the Atlantic Ocean has been found alive 43 miles south of Montauk Point, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

John Aldridge was found shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, less than 24 hours after he went missing from the Anna Mary, a 44-foot fishing vessel, officials said. He was airlifted to Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod for treatment of dehydration, exposure and hypothermia.”








SS Gairsoppa: 61 Tons of Silver Found in Odyssey Exploration




” Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. recovered 61 tons of silver this month from the SS Gairsoppa, a World War II shipwreck lodged nearly three miles below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ireland.

Odyssey recovered 1,574 silver ingots weighing a total of about 1.8 million ounces from the SS Gairsoppa, the Tampa, Florida-based deep-sea salvage company said in a statement Monday. The 412-foot (126-meter) British cargo ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat in February 1941, according to Bloomberg.

The metal was worth about $630,000 when the Gairsoppa was sunk and about $36 million at today’s prices. Odyssey has recovered a total of 2,792 ingots from the wreck, about 99 percent of the insured silver reported to be aboard when the vessel sank.”







300lb 8ft Flying Shark Leaps Into New Jersey Fishing Boat




” Two New Jersey fishermen were out on the open seas when a big one very nearly caught them!

Clint Simek and Tom Rostron Jr. were on the Atlantic Ocean 40 miles south of New York City when an 8-foot shark grabbed one of their baits and pounced aboard their small craft.

The duo were paralysed by fear and ended up cowering in the aft of their 30ft boat whilst the ferocious shark began violently thrashing around on deck.

With the fish’s two inch teeth clear for them to see, the sailors decided to wait until the fish began to tire before tying it up.

In the meantime, the frenetic shark began eating everything in sight including cushions, speakers and even the boats decking through which water began to seep.”


A Piece of the First Thanksgiving






  ” Almost 400 years ago, a 20-year old cooper by the name of John Alden traversed the Atlantic on the good ship Mayflower. Along with his fellow travelers, Alden carried with him a collection of hopes, dreams, and a modified .66 caliber Italian single-shot wheellock carbine. That rifle, known as the Mayflower gun, now resides under glass here at the National Firearms Museum.

The Mayflower Gun could very well have been “one of the guns responsible for the first Thanksgiving,” says Senior Curator Doug Wicklund of the National Firearms Museum.

The rare Italian wheelock rifle is the first gem in the “Old Guns of the New World” gallery. It made quite a turkey gun, although it’s larger caliber made it a useful gun for deer and other game.

Alden brought the single-shot rifle to the Cape Cod region in 1620. Not one of the original congregation, Alden chose right from the start to stay in Plymouth Colony as one of the founders, rather than journey back across the Atlantic Ocean. “