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Posted by DarthVader 2012-06-01 00:01||
#2 Yeah, I first heard about this decades ago.
Posted by crosspatch 2012-06-01 00:16||
#3 Yet another side effect of global warming. Thanks a bunch, humans!
Posted by SteveS 2012-06-01 00:23||
#4 Still do not know what to use as ZULU time.
Posted by newc 2012-06-01 01:21||
#5 Surely our politicians can figure out a way to tax this.
Posted by gorb 2012-06-01 01:42||
#6 As per childhood dreams/visions since the late 1960's, or the Vatican's "Riderless Winged Horse" ala Third Secret of Fatima artwork, CALL ME WHEN WE CRASH INTO THE HORSE/PEGASUS NEBULA.
D *** NG IT, MADONNA, ARE YOU + GOD SURE ITS A HOSS - THE HEAD LOOKS MORE LIKE A SNAKE OR DRAGON, NOR A HORSEY [Horses, etal = Dragons during Middle Ages]???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-06-01 01:44||
#7 It's Bush's fault. Obama said so, and our God King Dear Leader Messiah Savior couldn't possibly be wrong now, could he?
Posted by Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) 2012-06-01 01:57||
#8 Nearterm downside:
After a US government satellite crashes near the town of Piedmont, New Mexico, a microbe attached to the satellite kills all but two of the town's inhabitants -- a sixty-two-year-old man and an infant. Some of those who died show signs of having first gone mad. The mechanism of death is massive clotting and granulation of every drop of blood in their bodies. An elite scientific team takes the satellite into a secret underground laboratory in the Nevada desert, known as the Wildfire Complex, in order to study it. The new life form is assigned the code name Andromeda Strain. Within a couple of days the microbe mutates into a form that degrades synthetic rubber gaskets and thus escapes containment. This triggers an automatic self-destruct mechanism designed to set off a nuclear explosion beneath the complex, eradicating all germs before they can reach the surface. However, the scientists learn that the alien microbes, having evolved in the harsh environment of outer space, would thrive on the radiation of a nuclear explosion and would consequently be able to mutate into a supercolony of an untold number of forms. Meanwhile, scientists have discovered how to really defeat the microbes. To stop the explosion and save the world, one scientist races to shut down the bomb before it can detonate.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-06-01 02:07||
#9 ION DAILY MAIL.UK > "BEAMS" FROM SPACE THAT COULD POWER CITIES: FIRST TEST OF SOLAR SATELLITES OFFER HOPE OF GREEN ENERGY THAT MIGHT ACTUALLY WORK.
SPACESTRIKE/ORBITAL STRIKE = "DUAL-USE" URBAN, "CONTINENTAL" [Regional, Trans-, Global Unions] EXTERNAL MAJOR ENERGY SOURCE???
Ditto for HAARP + GROUND-BASED LASERS, as Deflectors + Transmitters ala Tesla???
NASA-JPL = Its official - we can finally stop targeting That-Guy-from-Guam + refocus on real Cities. CIVILAN ENERGY = NICE "IMMEDIATE/REAL-TIME/NEAR-TERM MILITARY ZAP [ZZZZZZZZZTTTTT].
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-06-01 02:14||
#10 having evolved in the harsh environment of outer space, would thrive on the radiation of a nuclear explosion
Radiation is not a nutrient. A species might be immune to it, but it wouldn't "thrive" on it, either.
Posted by crosspatch 2012-06-01 02:41||
#11 Shhh, you're messing with some folks suspension of disbelief.
Posted by gorb 2012-06-01 03:00||
#12 What about V-ger? V-ger might be able to thrive on it.
Posted by Lowspark 2012-06-01 03:32||
#13 Radiation is not a nutrient. A species might be immune to it, but it wouldn't "thrive" on it, either.
The bacteria in the movie is able to transform energy into matter.