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Free To Play First Person Shooter Heaven. Crytek’s Warface, Tribes Ascend and MachWarriors Online Battle For Our Attention…

With the Game Developers Conference having come to a close game news still seems to be flowing thick and fast. The Free To Play revolution took a major step forward during the GDC this year.

Many free to play games were announced during the conference but we are going to concentrate on the three major first person shooter announcements. Crytek’s much anticipated Warface is nearing completion with the beta program well under way, Tribes Ascend promises to get the heart rate going is also currently in beta, with the full public release in April. Finally MechWarriors are making a free to play come back with larger than life online battles, and explosions that match the massive weapons.

Three pre-release trailers have been included for your viewing pleasure. If they don’t wet your appetite for destruction then check your pulse.

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Cold Case Scientists Learn LSD Treats Alcoholism and How To Study LSD Without The Pink Elephant…

The mechanisms and chemistry at work in the brain are a mystery still being unraveled by science.

There was a time when trying to gain an understanding of the brains mechanisms consisted of dropping huge amounts of LSD and seeing what happened. Times have changed though, between political correctness and budget cuts scientists are reduced to going over results of studies carried out in the 60’s and 70’s.

Still there is much to learn from this data, with new technology and perspectives this data can yield interesting results. In this case sifting through thousands of records neuroscientist Teri Krebs and clinical psychologist Pål-Ørjan Johansen discovered that one dose of LSD is enough to drop alcohol abuse by nearly 60%, compared to a 38% drop for people that were taking a placebo. Imagine what 2 let alone 3 doses could do?

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The Nikon D800 Versus The Canon EOS 5D Mark III, The Battle Of The Promo Video…

For your consideration today Highpants would like to present two promotional video’s for your consideration. Both videos were produced by top notch cinematographers who had been handed the next generation D/SLR camera’s to produce a promotional video. Who produces the best promo video, the Nikon D800 or the Canon EOS 5D Mark III? That is the question to be considered.

Can the Canon continue its reputation for superb video or will Nikon’s technological powerhouse take the lead. Undoubtedly both camera’s produce spectacular broadcast quality video that when put in the hands of a professional can produce amazing results, as the video’s demonstrate.

Profession quality video production using D/SLR camera’s just got more interesting. Independent movie production houses and small movie studio’s have a new weapon of choice. Blurring the line between still shot camera and video camera both the D800 and 5D Mark III represent the best of the best when it comes to D/SLR camera’s, that cost less than houses that is.

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The Incredible Disappearing Mercedes B-Class F-Cell, The Invisible Mercedes Benz…

Mercedes-Benz is once again promoting the next generation power source, the Fuel Cell or as Mercedes has branded it, F-Cell. In the process they have created the coolest B-Class Mercedes-Benz ever, a car traditionally known as a family wagon is now the centre of a video that has captured everyone’s attention. The Invisible Mercedes-Benz.

Utilising thousands of LED’s the camouflaged B-Class was driven around the streets turning heads as it went. While the technique of invisibility is straightforward implementing it was no easy feat. Requiring thousands of LED’s and a Canon EOS 5D Mark II D/SLR on the far side of the car to generate the illusion. The image from the camera being portrayed by the LED’s on the car, giving the appearance of invisibility. Like a modern form of magic using a slight of hand and mirrors, in a digital sense, Mercedes has created a visually stunning promotional tool for their F-Cell.

The publicity machine at Mercedes-Benz is certainly churning away. The end of 2011 saw a team drive a fleet of B-Class F Cell Merc’s around the world. Many journalists were given a hands on preview, most having only good things to say about the handling and power. Mercedes-Benz is especially keen to emphasise the zero impact nature of hydrogen and fuel cells, along with the perky performance and range.

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Norway’s Hessdalen Lights. Project Hessdalen The Scientific UFO Study

In this world of advancing science and technology there are still many mysteries humanity has yet to decipher. The most controversial mysteries are solved in just the same way as any new discovery, the scientific study.

While UFO’s may be one of the most controversial mysteries that we are attempting to understand there is one UFO hotspot that has been studied for 30 years, The Hessdalen Lights.

The Hessdalen Valley is an isolated valley in central Norway that has a long history of strange lights being witnessed traveling through the valley. The valley itself is 18 km long and sparsely populated. Upon entering the  Valley you get the impression that it is normally a quiet place, an uneventful picturesque post-card valley.

Locals have often reported seeing strange lights in the sky but very little attention had been paid to these sporadic reports. That was until 1981 when the Hessdalen Lights put on a most remarkable show for all those willing to watch. During this period reported sightings peaked at 30 reported sightings a week, 4 or 5 a day often. By 1983 the number of reports had dropped off, almost to zero., until the end of 1983 when they returned. Project Hessdalen in 1984 took the opportunity to gather information about the lights during this second spike in activity. the start of serious scientific examination of the phenomenon after the original UFO flap that established Hessdalen as one of the pre-eminent UFO hot spots.

Regular appearances of the Hessdalen lights is only one aspect that makes Hessdalen special, the sightings also seem to cover the full gamut of UFO types as well. All of the well-known UFO shapes have been observed in the Hessdalen Valley, all exhibiting unusual unnatural behavior.

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