EE Times – A new kind of identification tag that combines the security of a bar code with the capacity of an RFID tag will debut next week at the Siggraph 2009 conference.Â The new tag, which can be read by consumers with a cellphone camera, looks like a 1-mm-high raised bump. Called a “bokode,” the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invention consists of an illuminated microdot behind a plastic lens. It will use flat, reflective holograms in future versions.Â Read Article
The Histiorian – And do you know what is the best thing about RFID chips? Big Brother knows where they are,Â anywhere in the world, at all times
NOTE: Article correction here
NaturalNews – A federal report has concluded that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil has a 400 percent higher rate of adverse effects than another comparable vaccine, the Menactra anti-meningitis shot.
“It is unusual for there to be such a big discrepancy between two vaccines used in similar populations involving serious and relatively rare life threatening adverse events and autoimmune disorders,” the researchers from the federal Vaccine Events Reporting System wrote. [Read Article]
The Biochemist – I can’t say I’m surprised since Merck have organised many groups of the population to have it which the maker of the vaccine, has said is not correct or safe.Â My original link comes c/o- curezone forum, and doesn’t work anymore. The link involved www.kpcnews.com and I here is one of two listings off it. march 15th, 2007 – hpv researcher blasts hpv marketing
Here are some excerpts from it:
“This vaccine should not be mandated for 11-year-old girls,” she reiterated. “It’s not been tested in little girls for efficacy. At 11, these girls don’t get cervical cancer – they won’t know for 25 years if they will get cervical cancer.
For months, Harper said, she’s been trying to convince major television and print media to listen to her and tell the facts about the usefulness and effectiveness of this vaccine.
“But no one will print it,” she said.
Merck knows this, Harper said. “To mandate now is simply to Merck’s benefit, and only to Merck’s benefit,” she said.
Merck was required to put together a database on the efficacy in children before Gardasil was approved, Harper said. But instead, the company put together four study sites that “are not necessarily representative, and may not even have enough numbers to determine what they need to know.”
The Daily Telegraph – The China Daily newspaper said the real number of abortions is believed to be even higher since the 13 million accounts for procedures in hospitals but many more are known to be carried out in unregistered rural clinics. Also, about 10 million abortion pills are sold every year in China, the paper said.
It quoted Wu Shangchun, a government official with the National Population and Family Planning Commission, as saying that nearly half of the women seeking abortions in China had used no form of contraception. [Read Article]