Archive for August, 2014

How virtual reality could put us into news stories

Posted in Science, Technology on August 30, 2014 by betweentwopines

 

 

” News reports often feel remote and irrelevant to our lives. But will that change with “immersive journalism” that places viewers in the centre of the story?”

 

News events across from distant countries can feel so far away, it is difficult to grasp their importance. But that may change as journalists create reports with virtual reality, so that viewers feel as if they are witnesses to the unfolding action.

Nonny de la Pena, senior research fellow at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism, does this by mixing traditional journalism with immersive gaming technology. Her team might record sound clips on the ground before combining them with visual reconstructions of the scene.

The viewer would then wear virtual reality goggles that track their position in the room and translate their movements into the scene in front of their eyes. In a documentary about Syria, for instance, de la Pena placed viewers in a street as a bomb exploded so that they could witness the terror unfolding – before then taking them for a walk around a refugee site.

So far she says the users’ experiences have been extraordinary, with many reacting very emotionally to the stories.

“It creates a duality of presence. You know you’re ‘here’, but you feel like you’re ‘there” too. And the experience is much more visceral,” says de la Pena. “It’s really a kind of a whole-body experience and is very unique – different than radio, than television, than any other kind of format for experiencing a story.”

 

Source:   http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140828-bringing-virtual-reality-to-news

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“Spooky” Quantum Entanglement Reveals Invisible Objects

Posted in Science, Technology on August 30, 2014 by betweentwopines

 

Photo of the red outlines of 2 cats made from cardboard cut-outs.

These cat outline etchings are normally invisible to the wavelength of light that made the pictures.

Photograph by Gabriela Barreto Lemos

Dan Vergano

National Geographic

Published August 27, 2014

Like twins separated at birth who are later reunited, two laser beams revealed invisible objects in a display of their weird quantum connection, researchers reported on Wednesday.

The images, of tiny cats and a trident, are an advance for quantum optics, an emerging physics discipline built on surprising interactions among subatomic particles that Einstein famously called “spooky.” (Related: “Teleportation: Behind the Science of Quantum Computing.”)

A conventional camera captures light that bounces back from an object. But in the experiment reported in the journal Nature, light particles, or photons, that never strike an object are the ones that produce its picture.

“Even other physicists say ‘you can’t do that’ at first, but that is quantum behavior for you, very strange,” says Gabriela Barreto Lemos of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Vienna, Austria, who led the study.

A 2009 University of Glasgow experiment with a divided laser beam first demonstrated such “ghost imaging.” But experts say the new technique, which uses two laser beams of different colors, offers new visualization advantages.

The two laser beams are “entangled” in quantum physics terms, meaning their photons share characteristics even when far apart. So broadly speaking, altering one alters the other.

“What they’ve done is a very clever trick. In some ways it is magical,” says quantum optics expert Paul Lett of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland, who was not part of the experiment team. “There is not new physics here, though, but a neat demonstration of physics.”

Optics Goes Quantum

The new imaging technique may allow for improved medical imaging or silicon chip lithography in hard-to-see situations, the team suggests.

In medicine, for instance, doctors might probe tissues using invisible wavelengths of light that won’t damage cells, while simultaneously using entangled visible light beams to create clear images of the tissues.

“The two-color advantage is a cool idea,” Lett says. “It happens a lot in imaging that the best wavelength of light for a probe is not the one that makes for the best picture. You can imagine tuning light colors like this to get the best advantages of both.”

In particular, the experiment’s approach could create images in visible light of objects that normally can be seen only under infrared light, says quantum optics expert Miles Padgett of Scotland’s University of Glasgow, who headed the 2009 “ghost imaging” experiment.

Ironically, the idea of entanglement owes something to Einstein, who in 1935 criticized it as an unlikely (in his view) mathematical shortcoming of quantum physics, which treats subatomic particles as both point-like and as waves.

Manipulating these wavy particles, quantum physics predicted, would alter other seemingly unconnected particles far away. Einstein called this interference (in translation), “spooky action at a distance,” which he saw as unlikely. But it turns out to work. (Related: “The Tragic Story of How Einstein’s Brain Was Stolen.”)

Photo of a blue cat and a yellow cat cardboard cut-outs.

These cat cutout pictures were created from light particles that never saw the shape.
Photograph by Gabriela Barreto Lemos

Undetected Photons

In the new experiment, the physicists entangled photons in two separate laser beams with different wavelengths, and hence color: one yellow and one red. (Watch: “None of the Above: Fun With Laser Beams.”)

The team passed the red light beam through etched stencils and into cutouts of tiny cats and a trident, about 0.12 inches (3 millimeters) tall. The yellow beam traveled on a separate line, never hitting the objects. What’s more, the etched shapes were designed to be invisible to yellow light.

The cat shape is a nod to physicist Erwin Schrödinger, who invented the famous Schrödinger‘s cat” paradox, a thought experiment in which a notional cat is simultaneously dead and alive. Subatomic particles do seem to behave in this peculiar way sometimes, occupying many places at once.

After the red light passed by the objects, the physicists ran it together with the yellow laser beam at both parallel and right angles.

The red light was then discarded, and the yellow light headed for a camera. There, that yellow light revealed a picture of the object. And a negative of the picture emerged from the light that had interfered at a right angle.

“The phenomena really arises from the interference of the photons together,” Lemos says. “It’s not that the red photons have changed the yellow ones, it’s that quantum mechanics says they have to share [wavelength] phases which we can detect to see a picture.”

Although the experiment team has applied for a patent, Lemos acknowledges that practical applications may take awhile.

“This is a long-standing, really neat experimental idea,” says Lett. “Now we have to see whether or not it will lead to something practical, or will remain just a clever demonstration of quantum mechanics.”

Source:  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140827-quantum-imaging-cats-undetected-photon-science/

IMF chief charged with ‘negligence’ over graft case

Posted in Finance, News on August 29, 2014 by betweentwopines

 

IMF chief Christine Lagarde poses on the sideline of a press conference, on August 27, 2014 at her lawyer's office in Paris, after announcing she had been charged for "negligence" over a multi-million-euro corruption case
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Paris (AFP) – IMF chief Christine Lagarde, one of the world’s most powerful women, announced Wednesday she had been charged with “negligence” over a multi-million-euro graft case relating to her time as French finance minister.

The shock announcement came a day after she was grilled for more than 15 hours by a special court in Paris that probes ministerial misconduct, the fourth time she has been questioned in a case that has long weighed upon her position as managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

“The investigating commission of the court of justice of the French Republic has decided to place me under formal investigation,” she said in exclusive comments to AFP.

In France, being placed under formal investigation is the nearest equivalent to being charged, and happens when an examining magistrate has decided there is a case to be answered.

It does not, however, always lead to a trial.

Asked whether she intended to resign from the IMF, she responded: “No.” But her fate now hangs on the global lender’s board of directors.

“I have instructed my lawyer to appeal this decision, which I consider totally without merit,” said Lagarde, who replaced Dominique Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief in 2011 after he became embroiled in a New York sex scandal involving a hotel maid.

“I return back to Washington where I will indeed brief my board,” she added.

IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said the board would meet Lagarde “as soon as possible”.

“Until then, we have no further comment,” added Rice.

French government spokesman Stephane Le Foll was similarly tight-lipped, saying Paris “had no comment to make on choices that are down to the IMF and no comment on judicial decisions”.

– Disgraced tycoon –

The case relates to her handling of a 400-million-euro ($528-million) state payout to disgraced French tycoon Bernard Tapie in 2008, which investigating judges suspect may have been doled out in return for his support of ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy in the 2007 election.

The payout to Tapie was connected to a dispute between the businessman and partly state-owned bank Credit Lyonnais over his 1993 sale of sportswear group Adidas.

Tapie claimed Credit Lyonnais had defrauded him by intentionally undervaluing Adidas at the time of the sale and that the state, as the bank’s principal shareholder, should compensate him.

Lagarde referred the dispute to a three-member arbitration panel that ruled in favour of Tapie and ordered the payout, which included 45 million euros in moral damages.

Investigating judges are seeking to determine whether the arbitration was a “sham” organised to reward Tapie for his support of Sarkozy.

The IMF chief has consistently denied having acted on the former president’s orders. After a third grilling in March, she had said she “always acted in the interest of the country and in accordance with the law”.

“After three years of procedure, the only surviving allegation is that through inattention I may have failed to block the arbitration that put an end to the long-standing Tapie litigation,” Lagarde told AFP Wednesday.

She had until now avoided formal charges that could have forced her to quit as head of the IMF, and had instead been placed under a special witness status that forced her to come back for questioning when asked by the court.

Five people have also been charged in the case, including Stephane Richard, then Lagarde’s chief of staff, now boss of telecoms giant Orange.

Questioning has in the past revolved around a signature stamp used in a letter dated from October 2007 that investigators think is crucial in determining who took the decision to resort to an arbitration panel.

Lagarde says she was unaware of the contents of the letter and has told judges it was stamped with her signature in her absence.

In France, those found guilty of “negligence” can be sanctioned by a year in prison and a 15,000-euro fine.

 

Source:  http://news.yahoo.com/imf-chief-lagarde-charged-over-corruption-case-091305188.html

Robots could murder us out of KINDNESS unless they are taught the value of human life, engineer claims

Posted in Military, Technology, War, Warnings on August 28, 2014 by betweentwopines

  • The warning was made by Amsterdam-based engineer, Nell Watson
  • Speaking at a conference in Sweden, she said robots could decide that the greatest compassion to humans as a race is to get rid of everyone
  • Ms Watson said computer chips could soon have the same level of brain power as a bumblebee – allowing them to analyse social situations 
  • ‘Machines are going to be aware of the environments around them and, to a small extent, they’re going to be aware of themselves,’ she said
  • Her comments follow tweets by Tesla-founder, Elon Musk, earlier this month who said AI could be more dangerous than nuclear weapons

By Ellie Zolfagharifard

Future generations could be exterminated by Terminator-style robots unless machines are taught the value of human life.

This is the stark warning made by Amsterdam-based engineer Nell Watson, who believes droids could kill humans out of both malice and kindness.

Teaching machines to be kind is not enough, she says, as robots could decide that the greatest compassion to humans as a race is to get rid of everyone to end suffering.

‘The most important work of our lifetime is to ensure that machines are capable of understanding human value,’ she said at the recent ‘Conference by Media Evolution’ in Sweden.

‘It is those values that will ensure machines don’t end up killing us out of kindness.’

Ms Watson claims computer chips could soon have the same level of brain power as a bumblebee – allowing them to analyse social situations and their environment.

‘Machines are going to be aware of the environments around them and, to a small extent, they’re going to be aware of themselves,’ said Ms Watson, who is also the chief executive of body scanning firm Poikos.

‘We’re starting to understand the secrets of the human brain,’ she points out, while at the same time we’re getting better at programming computers with deep learning.

‘It’s going to create a huge change in our society all around the world’.

For instance, Google is already working on self-driving cars that can automatically sense traffic and adjust their speed and direction.

Future generations could be exterminated by Terminator-style robots (pictured) unless machines are taught the value of human life, Ms Watson said

Future generations could be exterminated by Terminator-style robots (pictured) unless machines are taught the value of human life, Ms Watson said

GOOGLE SETS UP AI ETHICS BOARD TO CURB THE RISE OF THE ROBOTS

Google has set up an ethics board to oversee its work in artificial intelligence.

The search giant has recently bought several robotics companies, along with Deep Mind, a British firm creating software that tries to help computers think like humans.

One of its founders warned artificial intelligence is ‘number 1 risk for this century,’ and believes it could play a part in human extinction

‘Eventually, I think human extinction will probably occur, and technology will likely play a part in this,’ DeepMind’s Shane Legg said in a recent interview.

Among all forms of technology that could wipe out the human species, he singled out artificial intelligence, or AI, as the ‘number 1 risk for this century.’

The ethics board, revealed by web site The Information, is to ensure the projects are not abused.

Neuroscientist Demis Hassabis, 37, founded DeepMind two years ago with the aim of trying to help computers think like humans.

Meanwhile, Japan is leading the way in creating home-help robots for the elderly and injured.

While Ms Watson warning seems grim, she believes a robot uprising isn’t necessarily a negative event. ‘Machines can help us understand ourselves and gather self-knowledge,’ she said.

‘I can’t help but look at these trends and imagine how then we shall live? When we start to see super-intelligent artificial intelligence are they going to be friendly or unfriendly?’

The warning echoes similar comments earlier this month by Tesla-founder, Elon Musk who said artificial intelligence could someday be more harmful than nuclear weapons.

Musk referred to the book ‘Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies’, a work by Nick Bostrom that asks major questions about how humanity will cope with super-intelligent computers.

Mr Bostrom has also argued that the world is fake and we are living in a computer simulation.

In a later comment, Musk wrote: ‘Hope we’re not just the biological boot loader for digital superintelligence. Unfortunately, that is increasingly probable.’

The 42-year-old is so worried, he is now investing in AI companies, not to make money, but to keep an eye on the technology in case it gets out of hand.

In March, Musk made an investment San Francisco-based AI group Vicarious, along with Mark Zuckerberg and actor Ashton Kutcher.

Vicarious is currently attempting to build a program that mimics the brain’s neocortex.

The neocortex is the top layer of the cerebral hemispheres in the brain of mammals. It is around 3mm thick and has six layers, each involved with various functions.

These include sensory perception, spatial reasoning, conscious thought, and language in humans.

According to the company’s website: ‘Vicarious is developing machine learning software based on the computational principles of the human brain.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2731768/Robots-need-learn-value-human-life-dont-kill-Future-droids-murder-kindness-engineer-claims.html#ixzz3BEyFHpIF

Scientists Have Figured Out How Lizards Regrow Their Tails, And That’s Good News For Humans

Posted in Health, Medicine, Science, Technology on August 27, 2014 by betweentwopines

A green anole lizard with no tail.

When a lizard loses its tail, it grows back. But how?

Scientists have taken a big step closer to answering that question by pinpointing the genes responsible for tail regeneration. And the finding may yield important clues about how to regenerate limbs in humans.

For the study, the researchers took a close look at roughly 23,000 genes found in samples of sliced-up tails of green anole lizards. They found that at least 326 genes in specific spots along each tail were “turned on” during regeneration — suggesting that lizard DNA has a genetic “recipe” for regeneration.

“We were completely surprised,” study co-author Dr. Kenro Kusumi, a professor of life sciences at Arizona State University, told The Huffington Post in an email. “We were expecting all of the regeneration to be focused at the tip of the growing tail. Instead, the cells are dividing in distinct pockets including muscle, cartilage, spinal cord, and skin all throughout the tail.”

And from there, the cells would grow into new tissue to form a new tail.

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lizards regenerate tailThe regenerated lizard tails. The green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis), when caught by a predator, can lose its tail and then grow it back. Researchers have discovered the genetic ‘recipe’ that explains how this happens.

Regeneration is not an instant process,” study co-author Elizabeth Hutchins, a graduate student at the university, said in a written statement. “It takes lizards more than 60 days to regenerate a functional tail.”

What about human limb regeneration? The researchers said their finding may help pave the way for new therapeutic approaches for birth defects and spinal cord injuries — and possibly arthritis too. Nearly all of the 326 genes pinpointed by the researchers are present in humans as well as lizards, Kusumi said.

“As anyone who suffers from arthritis knows, an important part of the limb are joints, which are cushioned by a specific type of cartilage,” Kusumi said in the email. “Lizards grow lots of this cartilage in their regenerated tails, and we hope that this process can be activated to repair arthritis in humans.”

The new study was published online in the journal PLOS ONE on August 20, 2014.

 

Source:   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/21/lizards-regrow-tails-humans_n_5694899.html

A Real Live Gnome in Pennsylvania?

Posted in Alien, Ancient History, Paranormal on August 27, 2014 by betweentwopines

By Linda Moulton Howe

“I have a cabin north of Pittsburgh in the mountains of Western Pennsylvania …
I have a game camera set up in the woods to capture images of the abundant
wildlife in the area. Three weeks ago, I discovered a series of three images
of a creature that I have NEVER seen before.”

– Keith Sniadach, Writer, Pittsburgh, PA

“Gnome:  A legendary dwarfish creature supposed
to guard the Earth’s treasures underground.”


German garden gnomes (above) usually have bushy
eyebrows, a long beard and conical hat, often reddish in color.

August 23, 2014  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – In 1200 A.D., a Swedish man named Frederik Ugarph found a hard wood statue only about six inches (15 cm) high of a little person wearing a conical hat in what is now Trondheim, Norway. The statue was standing on a pedestal engraved with the words:  “NISSE Riktig Storrelse.” That means, “Gnome, actual height.” Owned and housed today by the Oliv family in Uppsala, Norway, X-ray tests indicate the wooden statue is more than 2,000 years old, perhaps carved from a tree that is no longer known.

Another historic account of a “miniature person” was written by a Roman sergeant named Publius Octavus in 470 A.D.:  “Today I saw a miniature person with my own eyes. He wore a red cap and blue shirt. He had a white beard and green pants. He said that he had lived in this land (Italy) for twenty years. He spoke our language, mixed with strange words. Since then I have spoken with the little man many times. He said he was a descendant of a race called Kuwalden, a word unknown to us, and that there were only a few of them in the world. He liked to drink milk. Time and again, I saw him cure sick animals in the meadows.”

 

A Gnome North of Pittsburgh?

On Thursday, August 21, 2014, the following email was sent to Earthfiles with images taken by a Bolymedia hunting camera sensitive to heat and movement. The sender, Keith Sniadach (SNY-dack) from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, gave me permission to reprint his email and images.

August 21, 2014

Hello Ms. Howe,

My name is Keith Sniadach. I am an author, screenwriter and researcher from Pittsburgh. My writing is geared toward the paranormal/supernatural. (You can go to Amazon and type my name in the search bar to see my books).

I’m writing to ask if you have had any reports come in of any gnomes/trolls or any other mythological and/or cryptid forest creatures like a brownie in the northeast U.S. — particularly Western Pennsylvania.

The reason is because I have a cabin north of Pittsburgh in the mountains of Western Pennsylvania where I enjoy the summer months. I have a game camera set up in the woods to capture images of the abundant wildlife in the area. I’ve been using one for almost 20 years now. Three weeks ago, after checking my camera, I discovered a series of three images of a creature that I have NEVER seen before. The images were taken consecutively and 1-second apart. It is not a leaf in the foreground or any type of weed or plant. My camera detects heat and motion, so whatever this was, it gave off heat and also moved.

Keith Sniadach:  “Of all the cameras I’ve used over the years at my cabin, this camera is, by far, the best! Long battery life, great distance, flash and very few, if any, false positives. Just an awesome camera.”

I’ve left the camera in the same spot all summer now in hopes of capturing more images of it, but I have not. My father and I also took comparison pictures to determine the height of this creature. It stands approximately 44-inches tall.

All I can say is, to me, it looks like a gnome, troll or brownie of some sort. In picture #1 (200 .jpg), the creature is walking towards the camera.

“Gnome” Image # 1
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at 7:38:18 AM.


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“Gnome” Close Up of Image # 1
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at 7:38:18 AM.


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It has a pink pig-like face, bulbous black eyes and a bizarre coned head. His legs are skinny. It’s not until pictures #2 (201 .jpg) and #3 (202 .jpg) where you can see the coned head seems to be a hat with a white ball on top. Also, in picture #2 his back is now facing towards the camera and it looks like he’s wearing leather of some sort.

Since all the gnome illustrations for centuries include bushy eyebrows and a beard along with the long conical pointed hat, perhaps what Keith interpreted as a snout is actually a beard and the “heavy lids” might be bushy eyebrows?

 

“Gnome” Image # 2
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, also at 7:38:18 AM.


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“Gnome” Close Up of Image # 2
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, also at 7:38:18 AM.


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“Gnome” Image # 3
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at 7:38:20 AM.


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“Gnome” Close Up of Image # 3
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at 7:38:20 AM.


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I’ve gotten pictures of unknown things before with my game camera, but always dismissed them because it was always one photo. With only one photo, it could be explained away as a bird taking flight with an upturned wing, a trick of light, lens flare, or misidentification or whatever. But, with three images, all showing pretty much the same creature, well . . . now I’m stumped. I posted the images on my Facebook page for my friends and one of them has actually seen a similar creature about 25 miles north of where these pictures were taken. She said she took a picture of it and would send me a copy, but I have yet to receive it.

We have had Bigfoot activity at my cabin for many years now too. I do go squatchin’ (searching for Bigfoot) on and around our property and have had some great results. My father and I heard a Bigfoot screaming from a valley one evening. My father answered it. What happened next was a 5-minute back-and-forth conversation of “screams” between my dad and the Bigfoot. I sent the series of recordings to Cliff Barackman from Finding Bigfoot. He said it was extremely compelling and in his estimation, I captured the audio of a Bigfoot. But, I’m not sure if that activity has anything to do with this creature though. Also, what is being called “The Winged Humanoid of Butler County” has been sighted by at least 8 to 10 people in the area. Again though, I’m not sure if this creature has anything to do with that one.

I’m attaching the three original pictures (feel free to enlarge them with your own software) and also my own personal enlargements as well. These pictures have not been altered in any way, shape or form and are completely authentic. I do not believe anyone is playing tricks on me. My cabin is in a remote area and no one knows where my game camera is. I believe this creature is a real one and not a hoax. I’m just completely stumped as to what this is or could be.

Thank you for any help you can give me Ms. Howe,

Keith Sniadach

Comments by Daniel Drasin,
Professional Digital Image Analyzer

 

August 22, 2014

Dear Linda,

This series of three frames from Keith Sniadach is a real headscratcher.

First of all, in my opinion Mr. Snaiadach seems entirely sincere — I get no red flags from his narrative. The EXIF data for all three JPEG files appears to confirm the technical details he has provided, and reveals that the images were captured on a Bolymedia hunting camera. (See Websites below for http://www.bolymedia.com/Products/?1-1.html). I see no obvious evidence of Photoshop manipulation, which, in this case, would have required considerable skill to pull off seamlessly.

The “gnome” figure is certainly one of the oddest manifestations I’ve ever seen. This whimsical porcine character (or at least his hat, which has no visible white ball at the top in the first frame) seems to have shape-shifted between these three frames, but it’s hard to tell. The main part (the head in the first one, and the apparent body in the second) seem to have correct shading for a three-dimensional object, given the dominant angle of illumination — from the upper left. I don’t know what to make of the conical shape in the third frame — it’s a much lighter color than the pointy hat we see in the first frame.

In all three frames this critter seems to be standing on two spindly legs that are disproportionately thin and narrow relative to the shape and size of the upper body and head. In the first frame there also appears to be something like an additional leg kicking out to the left, but it’s somewhat diaphanous and two-dimensional. I can’t imagine what it might be.

So there you have it. Mr. Sniadach mentions a possible cross-confirming photo taken by someone else. That would be most interesting to see if it becomes available.

Best,

=Dan=

More at:   http://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=2227&category=Environment

Open Your Pineal Gland With This Common Household Product!

Posted in Drugs, Medicine, Uncategorized on August 27, 2014 by betweentwopines

 

A substance that all of you are familiar with, and have used in your daily lives, before and it is now time dear children of light to turn to this substance yet again and utilize it in order to cleanse your system from all the toxic matter that it is being bombarded with daily. This substance is called – IODINE!

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Personal note – HOW TO USE IT: First of all please use a 2% or 3%  iodine solution that you can find in any health food store. Dab it on various part of your body for about a week. It usually takes 24 hours for it to get absorbed by your body. If it disappears from your skin in a matter of hours, it means that you were iodine deficient. This is GREAT for opening up your Pineal Gland!!! And hence opening up the channels of communication with the sourceFOR EXTERNAL USE (safest way). Use this for 2 weeks. Start with dabbing just a little bit on a part of your body once a day. See how it is assimilating into your body. If you notice that the iodine has disappeared in a few hours rapidly, it means that you are very deficient. Please continue to do this for 2 weeks. Please be sure to use different spots on the body, as you don’t want to burn your skin.  When you begin to see that iodine takes much longer to disappear, and then just leaves a brown spot, it means that you should stop using it. I usually do this every 2 – 3 months for 2 weeks straight.  Make sure you’re not allergic to IODINE before you use it. 

Also: I know from personal experience that the amount should be around 1/8th of a teaspoon to 1/4 of a teaspoon per use. What I usually do is simply put a bottle of it against my skin and slowly let some amount drip out. Since I’ve been using this since childhood I’m not afraid to put iodine on my skin, even if a bit too much comes out I wipe the extra that’s dripping and leave the rest to absorb. I didn’t know that it keeps the pineal opened and helps open it if it’s blocked, only recently when I received this channeling did I find out, what’s funny is when I was a kid I kept falling and scraping my knees all the time, my parents would put iodine there, this would happen so often that it kept my pineal opened! So, this is once again goes to show how our guides are keeping us connected and on the right track, and even when things may seem to be bad, they are actually good for us! 🙂

And according to (examiner.com) The health benefits of iodine are so far-reaching, it boggles the mind. And, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), iodine deficiency is rising in America with estimates of over 2 billion at risk. Severe deficiency can result in brain damage. Over one third of the global population (1.5 billion people) is living on iodine deficient soils resulting in 72% of global population as iodine deficient.

Iodine increases the production of thyroid hormone which in turn increases all hormones in the body, including testosterone and adrenalin. The hormones affect behavior, metabolism and libido. CAUTION : MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT ALLERGIC TO THIS AND ASK YOUR MD BEFORE USING.

Health benefits of iodine include:
• Fluoride detoxification
• Improved cognitive functioning
• Improved metabolism because it helps the body bio synthesize food into usable nutrients
• Deficiency leaves thyroid gland susceptible to free radical exposure
• Balances hormones resulting in emotional balance (increased libido)
• Can improve fibrocystic breast disease
• Hair growth and hair color restored
• Increased energy
• Radiation protection
• Destroys pathogens, molds, fungi, parasites, and malaria
• Supports apoptosis (programmed cell death of unhealthy cells) to protect against cancer and facilitate youth
• Iodine removes toxic chemicals: Iodine can flush out chemical toxins like fluoride, lead, mercury, biological toxins and can even strengthen the immune system. It also prevents the proliferation of harmful bacteria in the stomach.

 

*The information provided herein is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice, and should NOT serve as the basis for any medical decision by you. Anna Merkaba is not an M.D. or licensed medical professional. Please always consult your physician or any other medical professional before beginning any new healing treatments.

 

Source:    http://sacredascensionmerkaba.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/aa-metatron-magic-substance-your-link-to-health-and-divinity/

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