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The Cosmic Cafe - a TV Talk Show dedicated to paranormal subjects such as: UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters, Crop Circles, and many other paranormal events.

Possibly How Aliens Can Control Our Brains using light-sensitive Protein!

EDITORIAL:  We have heard for decades accounts by Alien abductees that they were somehow “mind controlled” – some have even mentioned a light being shined on them.  

Could this new groundbreaking research out of MIT and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Switzerland be real proof which confirms this science really does exist?  [CCS]

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 30, 2014 — A new molecule, along with optogenetics, has put brain control in the hands of scientists.

Researchers from MIT developed the protein, which is sensitive to red light and enables neurons to be manipulated noninvasively, as the controlling light source is outside the body. In addition, the new protein opsin allows a larger volume of tissue to be influenced simultaneously.

In their experiments, the researchers were able to essentially shut down neural activity in the brains of mice using a light source outside the skull. This suppression of activity penetrated as deeply as 3 mm into the brain.

The new technique was found to be as effective as existing neural silencers, which use other colors of light and rely on invasive methods, such as implanted optical fibers.

The researchers have been searching for a noninvasive alternative to study neurons, first looking into naturally occurring microbes and other organisms that already use opsins to detect light. They identified two light-sensitive chloride ion opsins as a possibility because they respond to red light, which has been shown to penetrate deeper into living tissue than blue or green light.

However, the researchers found that these did not produce enough photocurrent to control neuron activity.

To overcome this challenge, Amy Chuong, a graduate student at MIT and one of the researchers on this study, engineered a relative of chloride ion. Called Jaws, the new protein retains the same red light sensitivity, but also features a stronger photocurrent.

“This exemplifies how the genomic diversity of the natural world can yield powerful reagents that can be of use in biology and neuroscience,” said Edward Boyden, an associate professor of biological engineering and brain and cognitive sciences at MIT and leader of this study.

The MIT team furthered its study beyond the basic neural control, in collaboration with researchers at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Switzerland, next testing Jaws’ ability to restore the light sensitivity of retinal cone cells.

They examined mice suffering from… [FINISH READING]

Episode 1003 – How Do UFOs Get to Earth?

The 3rd Episode for Cosmic Cafe answers the question of just How Do UFOs Get to Earth?  Guest via an internet link is Robert L. Schroeder who wrote the comprehensive book “Solving the UFO Enigma“.

Bob puts in to fairly simple terms very complex Quantum Mechanics and modern science that just may now explain how UFOs are capable of crossing great distances in just matters of minutes or hours.

In this episode, I am also joined in studio by Ruben Uriarte, my guest on the PILOT Episode of the Cosmic Cafe, and you may remember that Ruben is the Northern California Director, and International Affairs Coordinator for MUFON.

Have you every just wondered if UFOs are real, then how in the heck do they cross the Galaxy to get to us here on Earth?

Mr. Schroeder’s Book: “Solving the UFO Enigma” talks about how modern physics like Quantum Mechanics, coupled with the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva Switzerland are revealing new technology that just may explain UFOs!

Wow! Video of an Exploding Star through the Hubble Telescope

If you’re going to do timelapse photography, you might as well use the best instrument available and chose an interesting subject. How about observing an exploding star through the Hubble Space Telescope over a four year period?

With thanks to RedShark News and Peta Pixel once more for pointing it out to us. Watch Hubble: Timelapse of V838 Monocerotis (2002-2006) [1080p] below.

This particular video morphs images take by Hubble of the unusual variable red star V838 Monocerotis over a four year period following an eruption in 2002 which saw it temporarily increase in brightness to become 600,000 times more luminous than the Sun (and a maximum visual magnitude of 6.75).

The result is a ‘light echo’ that illuminates the interstellar dust clouds surrounding Continue reading Wow! Video of an Exploding Star through the Hubble Telescope

VIDEO OF EARTH’S EVER-CHANGING MAGNETIC FIELD

The animation below shows changes in Earth’s magnetic field from January 2014 to June 2014 as measured by ESA’s SWARM trio of satellites.

VIDEO LINK: http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/content/view/embedjw/435200

The magnetic field protects us from cosmic radiation and charged particles that bombard Earth, but it is in a permanent state of flux.

Magnetic north wanders, and every few hundred thousand years the polarity flips so that a compass would point south instead of north. Moreover, the strength of the magnetic field constantly changes – and it is currently showing signs of significant weakening.

The field is particularly weak over the South Atlantic Ocean – known as the South Atlantic Anomaly. This weak field has indirectly caused many temporary satellite ‘hiccups’ (called Single Event Upsets) as the satellites are exposed to strong radiation over this area.

CREDIT:  ESA – ORIGINAL  ARTICLE LINK

Secretary of State Cordell (served: 1933-1944) Hull Saw Aliens!

EDITORIAL:  You want credibility for an Alien and UFO sighting?  Well my friends, read on, this one blew my mind!  And yes, I think this guy has tons of credibility!  Thanks for Filer’s Files #24 (2014) for this!  CCS

Secretary of State Cordell Hull
Secretary of State Cordell Hull

Washington D.C. — William E. Jones Ohio MUFON reports, “This information has recently been given to researchers by descendants of Secretary of State Cordell Hull who was the longest serving Secretary of State. He held the position for 11 years (1933–1944) in the administration of President Franklin Roosevelt and during much of World War II.

Hull received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945 for his role in establishing the United Nations, and was referred to by President Roosevelt as the “Father of the United Nations“.   He told his family he saw four large glass-like jars holding four creatures and a wrecked round craft of some kind being kept in a subbasement in the US Capitol building in 1939. Continue reading Secretary of State Cordell (served: 1933-1944) Hull Saw Aliens!

Milky Way may bear 100 million life-giving planets for Aliens!

EDITORIAL:  No, we are not talking about the Mars/MMs “Milky Way Bar” right now, although that does sound tasty!  We are talking about our Milky Way offering 100 Million potential life-giving planets, maybe yes some could support Aliens.  And the Milky Way is just one of many!  

Mathematically it would appear that the odds of intelligent Alien life living in other locations other than mother Earth is significantly good!  In other words, I’d take those odds over trying to win next week’s PowerBall Lottery!   CCS

100 Million other potential planets in the Milky Way could support alien life!
100 Million other potential planets in the Milky Way could support alien life!

There are some 100 million other places in the Milky Way galaxy that could support complex life, report a group of university astronomers in the journal Challenges. They have developed a new computation method to examine data from planets orbiting other stars in the universe. Their study provides the first quantitative estimate of the number of worlds in our galaxy that could harbor life above the microbial level. “This study does not indicate that complex life exists on that many planets. We’re saying that there are planetary conditions that could Continue reading Milky Way may bear 100 million life-giving planets for Aliens!

Solved! The Dark Side of the Moon Mystery!

EDITORIAL:  Okay, stop thinking of the excellent Pink Floyd Album – we are not talking about that “mystery” we are talking about the real Moon, and the mystery of the “dark side”!!!   CCS

Solved! The Dark Side of Moon's Mystery!
Solved! The Dark Side of Moon’s Mystery!

The Man in the Moon appeared when meteoroids struck Earth-facing side of the moon creating large flat seas of basalt that we see as dark areas called maria. But no “face” exists on farside of the moon and now, Penn State astrophysicists think they know why. “I remember the first time I saw a globe of the moon as a boy, being struck by how different the farside looks,” said Jason Wright, assistant professor of astrophysics. “It was all mountains and craters. Where were the maria? It turns out it’s been a mystery since the fifties.” This mystery is called the Lunar Farside Highlands Problem and dates back to 1959, when the Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 transmitted the first images of the Continue reading Solved! The Dark Side of the Moon Mystery!

The Cosmic Cafe Show is now syndicated on 10 TV Stations!

A small, yet significant milestone was reached today for us with the addition of NEK-TV out of Vermont, we now have 10 Television Stations who are broadcasting the Cosmic Cafe Show.

What also is significant is that with the addition of NEK-TV, they joined us through our second syndicator, TelVue which now joins our first syndicator PEGmedia.

Considering the Cosmic Cafe Show first started as a class project of the Mid Peninsula Community Media Center just 2 months ago, we believe that this is pretty exciting and hope that you will join us in our celebration.

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Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time

Einstein is wrong? That’s the potential outcome of a quantum mechanics study as scientists race to disprove his views on entanglement.

Albert Einstein once told a friend that quantum mechanics doesn’t hold water in his scientific world view because “physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance.” That spooky action at a distance is entanglement, a quantum phenomenon in which two particles, separated by any Continue reading Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time

SpaceX unveils its first manned spacecraft

SpaceX unveils Dragon V2, its first manned spacecraft

One of the new spacecraft’s advantages is its ability to be reused after a soft landing and its propellants are reloaded, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says.

CREDIT: C|Net
CREDIT: C|Net

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — After years of development, SpaceX gave the public its first look Thursday at Dragon V2, a manned spacecraft it hopes will one day taxi astronauts to the International Space Station.

The spacecraft, the company’s first designed to be piloted Continue reading SpaceX unveils its first manned spacecraft