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March 3, 2014

History of Radar


Several inventors, scientists, and engineers contributed to the development of radar. The first to use radio waves to detect “the presence of distant metallic objects via radio waves” was Christian Hulsmeyer, who in 1904 demonstrated the feasibility of detecting the presence of a ship in dense fog, but not its distance. He received for his pre-radar device in April and on November 11. Nikola Teslaii in August 1917, first established principles regarding frequency and power level for the first primitive radar units.

History of Distemper


Distemper affects numerous systems in a dog’s body, including the respiratory, gastrointestinal and central nervous systems.

Although very similar to the measles virus, canine distemper virus (CDV) seems to have appeared more recently, with the first case described in 1905 by French veterinarian Henri Carré.[5] It was first thought to be related to the plagueand typhus, and was attributed to several species of bacteria.[6] It now affects all populations of domestic dog and some populations of wildlife. The first vaccine against canine distemper was developed in 1923 and 1924 by an Italian named Puntoni, although he did not use a large population of dogs for his trials, his work shows dogs can be vaccinated against this disease producing solid immunity. A commercial vaccine was developed in 1950, yet due to limited use, the virus remains prevalent in many populations.[5] The domestic dog has largely been responsible for introducing canine distemper to previously unexposed wildlife, and now causes a serious conservation threat to many species ofcarnivores and some species of marsupials. The virus contributed to the near-extinction of the black-footed ferret. It also may have played a considerable role in the extinction of the thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) and recurrently causes mortality among African wild dogs.[3] In 1991, the lion population in Serengeti, Tanzania, experienced a 20% decline as a result of the disease.[7] The disease has also mutated to form phocid distemper virus, which affects seals.[8]

Have humans been playing with our quantum vacuumsphere(new word) around us for over 100 years without realizing what affect we were having on surrounding biology. Are we creating our own chronic plague? Do we care?

No such thing as a free lunch in this world where we are all quantumly connected and everything effects everything else.

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