"All the world's a stage we pass through." - R. Ayana

Thursday, 20 July 2006

Time: An Extraterrestrial Musical


Time
Extraterrestrial Musical

 

 “Stand before me on the sign of infinity, all you of the Earth

 With the granting of the law of provination comes the application of change.

 I will give you the key and with this knowledge please realise comes the responsibility of sharing it.

 I will show you the way. It is very simple. Throughout the universe there is order.

 In the movements of the planets, in nature and in the functioning of the human mind.

 A mind that is in its natural state of order, is in harmony with the universe and such a mind is timeless.

 Your life is an expression of your mind.

 You are a creator of your own universe – for as a human being you are free to will whatever state of being you desire through the use of your thoughts and words.

 There is great power there. It can be a blessing or a curse – it is entirely up to you. For the quality of your life is brought about by the quality of your thinking – think about that.

 Thoughts produce actions – look at what you are thinking.

 See the pettiness and the envy and the greed and fear and all the other attitudes that cause you pain and discomfort.

 Realise that the one thing you have absolute control over is your attitude.

 See the effect is has on those around you. For each life is linked to all life and your words carry with them chain reactions like a stone that is thrown into a pond.

 If your thinking is in order, your words will flow directly from the heart creating ripples of love.

 If you truly want to change your world, my friends, you must change your thinking.

 Reason is your greatest tool, it creates an atmosphere of understanding which leads to caring, which is love.

 Choose your words with care.

 Go forth with love…”


 -          Sir Lawrence Olivier

 -         From ‘Time’ – the extraterrestrial musical.




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Saturday, 15 July 2006

The Hypercar® Concept

The Hypercar® Concept
What is a Hypercar® Vehicle?

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A Hypercar® vehicle is designed to capture the synergies of: ultralight construction; low-drag design; hybrid-electric drive; and, efficient accessories to achieve 3 to 5-fold improvement in fuel economy, equal or better performance, safety, amenity and affordability, compared to today's vehicles.

Rocky Mountain Institute's research has shown that the best (possibly, the only) way to achieve this is by building an aerodynamic vehicle body using advanced composite materials and powering it with an efficient hybrid-electric drivetrain.

Initially, the hybrid-electric drivetrain in Hypercar® vehicles will probably use a specialized version of the internal combustion engine commonly used in today's cars. To reach their full potential, and virtually eliminate automobile pollution, Hypercar® vehicles will be powered by fuel-cells running on tanks of compressed gaseous hydrogen fuel.

Hypercar


Unlike other efficient vehicles, Hypercar® vehicles don't compromise performance, comfort, or safety. Indeed, by offering extra consumer appeal and manufacturing advantages, they stand a better chance of getting on the road—and forcing old, polluting cars off—in sufficient numbers to make a big difference to the environment. Hypercar® vehicles and their kin could profitably reduce carbon-dioxide emissions (the major contributor to climate change) by two-thirds, partly by greatly accelerating the shift to hydrogen fuel cells.

In 1994 we founded the Hypercar Center® to research and promote this concept. Having proved its technical feasibility through rigorous technical modeling, the Center's staff spent the past several years making Hypercar® technology a commercial reality. Their unconventional approach has been to place the concept in the public domain and share it conspicuously with some two dozen major car companies and new market entrants to maximize competition in capturing its market and manufacturing advantages. The result: billions of dollars' private investment, and rapid movement of Hypercar-like concepts toward the marketplace.

In 1999, we took this process a step further by launching a for-profit venture, Hypercar, Inc., to speed the industry's transition by exerting direct competitive pressure. This independent company, in which RMI has a minority interest, is now taking the lead in advancing key areas of Hypercar research and development.

Here at RMI our transportation web pages continue to inform the general public and media on the Hypercar® concept in general. For the latest on what is happening today on the automotive scene, however, we recommend visiting Hypercar, Inc.'s own hompage (www.hypercar.com), and reading our bi-monthly selection of Advanced Automotive News.

Hypercar® is a registered trademark of Hypercar, Inc. (www.hypercar.com)


New RMI Publication
(23 March 2004)
T04-01, Hypercars®, Hydrogen, and the Automotive Transition
Lightweighting is the key to making vehicles superefficient but safe. In this invited technical review paper in the International Journal of Vehicle Design, RMI's CEO Amory Lovins and Hypercar, Inc.'s VP Engineering David Cramer explain why, using as an example Hypercar's 2000 virtual design of the Revolution 99-mpg SUV.


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Friday, 14 July 2006

China kills for organs


China kills for organs


 A human rights lawyer and a former cabinet minister in Canada have added their weight to charges that China has been killing Falun Gong dissidents so it can use their organs.

The lawyer, David Matas, and the former secretary of state for Asia and the Pacific, David Kilgour, spent two months investigating the accusations, which China has regularly denied.

"It is simply inescapable that this is going on," Mr Kilgour told reporters on Thursday as he and Mr Matas released their findings.

They provided English transcripts of phone calls, in Mandarin, made to detention centres and organ transplant clinics in which officials said organs from Falun Gong practitioners could be made available for speedy use.

Some of the calls were placed on behalf of Falun Gong by people inquiring about whether they could get organ transplants.

Mr Matas and Mr Kilgour said they carefully examined phone records and sat with certified Mandarin translators as they listened to the taped conversations. They also conducted interviews with witnesses in numerous countries, including Australia, and investigated government records and other evidence.

"Believe me, I used to be a prosecutor," Mr Kilgour said. "I knew there would be cynicism and I did my utmost to make sure that everything was satisfactorily and properly and ethically done."

One call, made on June 8, was to a Mr Li in the Mishan City Detention Centre in Heilongjiang province, according to the transcript. "Do you have Falun Gong [organ] suppliers?" Mr Li was asked.

"We used to have, yes," he replied. - "What about now?" - "Yes" - "Can we come to select, or you provide directly to us?"

"We provide them to you," Mr Li said, adding that price would be discussed when the caller arrived. He said he had "quite a few" Falun Gong males younger than 40 from whom organs could be taken.

Mr Kilgour released an interview with a woman who said her former husband, a surgeon, took corneas from about 2000 people over two years. She said the victims were given injections to cause heart failure.

China has banned Falun Gong, a spiritual group, since 1999

The Chinese embassy in Ottawa dismissed the report as a "groundless and biased" Falun Gong smear effort based on "rumours and false allegations".

Mr Matas and Mr Kilgour conducted their inquiry as unpaid volunteers at the request of the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong, an organisation based in Washington with a branch in Ottawa, but said their investigation was made independently of this organisation, the news agency Canadian Press reported.

Mr Matas said the practice amounted to a crime against humanity. "Our findings are shocking. To us, this is a form of evil we have yet to see on this planet." He said that if China rejected the findings it should ensure the source of each transplant was recorded and available for inspection by human rights officials.

* China has sentenced three members of a banned Christian sect to death for the murder of followers of a rival group. Among them was Xu Shuangfu, the 60-year-old founder of the sect, the Three Grades of Servants.

-         Reuters



 


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Tuesday, 11 July 2006

Oil production limit reached: expert


Oil production limit reached: expert
Shortage looms: Dr Bakhtiari says the world has five years to prioritise oil use

 Shortage looms: Dr Bakhtiari says the world has five years to prioritise oil use.
 An international oil industry expert says the limit of global oil production has been reached

Academic and former National Iranian Oil Company executive Dr Ali Samsam Bakhtiari has told the Financial Services Institute in Sydney the world's oil fields are producing as much oil as they can.

He says giant fields in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are struggling to meet production targets.

Dr Bakhtiari says the massive output declines in the North Sea oil fields and Mexican oil fields will have a major economic impact.

"Crude oil is the master domino," he said. "When you tumble crude oil, all the other dominos tumble."

Dr Bakhtiari says for the first time in 150 years, the world is entering an era in which it cannot have all the oil it wants.

He says there are five years left to plan priorities for the use of crude oil.

"Some countries don't even know what is happening," he said.

"Some huge companies don't even know what is happening and they are going to be ambushed and trapped and they are going to panic.

"The worst thing you can do is to panic when the prices are going to go sky-high."

He says he does not know how high the price of crude oil has to go to reduce demand but so far, it has tripled in four years.

He says OPEC is already producing as much as it can and new discoveries are small.

"The problem will become the day that you cannot optimise by price," he said.

"You will have to optimise by availability, so there won't be oil for everyone."

ABC TV's Four Corners program this week examines the state of the world's oil reserves.





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