Steven E. Jones
Steven E. Jones
Steven Earl Jones is an American physicist. For the majority of his career, Jones was known primarily to other scientists for his work on muon-catalyzed fusion. He came to greater public prominence after the 2001 September 11 attacks, claiming to have evidence that showed the World Trade Center towers were destroyed not by the two aircraft deliberately crashed into the skyscrapers, but rather by destroyed by controlled demolition.
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Performance Sports Group faces SEC investigation
Yahoo News - 6 months
(Reuters) - Canada's Performance Sports Group Ltd said on Wednesday it faced an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, two days after the sports equipment maker said it was conducting an internal probe into its financials. The company, formerly known as Bauer Performance Sports, is also subject to regulatory inquiries in Canada, besides the SEC investigation, it said in a filing. Performance Sports Group spokesman Steven Jones declined to comment beyond the filing.
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1 Killed, 3 Wounded In Shooting At Northern Arizona University
Huffington Post - over 1 year
A shooter opened fire early Friday at Northern Arizona University's Flagstaff campus, killing one person and injuring three others, the school and police said.  Police identified the shooter as 18-year old freshman Steven Jones. The school's police chief, Greg Fowler, said that Jones shot four male students around 1:20 a.m. after an altercation in a parking lot near the Mountain View Hall, a building that houses most of the university's 23 fraternities and sororities. The Delta Chi fraternity confirmed that some of its members were involved in the attack. The deceased student, whom the university identified as Colin Brough, was also a freshman, Fowler said. The wounded -- Nicholas Prato, Kyle Zientek and Nicholas Piring -- are being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center, the university said.  “We are shocked and deeply saddened by this incident. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families, and our entire Lumberjack family,” said NAU President Rita Cheng in a st ...
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A Field Guide To Anti-Technology Movements, Past And Present
Huffington Post - about 3 years
"Major anti-technology movements will be active in the U.S. and elsewhere by 2030," Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, predicted back in 2001. Whether his premonition will prove right is yet to be seen, but we don't need to look to the future to find movements of people acting on their deep ambivalences about technological innovation. Ever since the Luddite movement began as an uprising during the British industrial revolution over 200 years ago, people have opposed the arrival of new and disruptive technologies that threatened to change the way they work and live. Though historians now believe the Luddite movement wasn't necessarily anti-technology in nature (in fact, their main complaint was a lack of opportunity among the labored force, according to the Smithsonian), the term Luddite has come to signify any person or group who resists the advancing of technology. As Blake Snow, author of Finding Offline Balance In An Online World, puts it, Luddites were "the orig ...
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'I'm glad today has come' says Lundy's nephew - TVNZ
Google News - over 3 years
Otago Daily Times 'I'm glad today has come' says Lundy's nephew TVNZ The nephew of Mark Lundy says he is "over the moon" after his uncle was granted bail at a hearing at the High Court in Wellington this afternoon. Steven Jones says he was cautiously optimistic before today's hearing, but that the decision has left him and his ... Lundy granted bail ahead of retrialNew Zealand Herald Mark Lundy free after 12 years behind barsThe Nelson Mail Mark Lundy granted bailRadio New Zealand all 29 news articles »
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Blackwood coach driver is half the man he was after losing 10 stone
Campaign - over 3 years
STEVEN Jones is nearly half the man he was- but in a good way.
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Police: Deadbeat Dad Literally Tries To Crawl Away From Paying Child Support
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Police say a deadbeat dad from the Chicago suburb of Maywood was found literally trying to crawl away from making child support payments. Cops were trying to execute a child support warrant for 36-year-old Steven Jones who the Tribune reports owes more than $70,000 in past-due payments. Deputies went to the 900 block of South 5th Avenue in Bellwood about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, after they learned Jones worked as a tax preparer there, the Associated Press reports. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said after failing to answer the door, Jones spotted the officers who say they saw the man "drop to the floor and crawl downstairs." Jones was arrested on the child support warrant when officers found him hiding in the basement, the Sun-Times reports. He was also charged with obstruction of service of process. Jones received a $30,000 I-Bond for obstruction Friday at the Maywood Courthouse, as well as a $2,000 C-bond for the child support warrant.
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Huffington Post article London Fashion Week: Vogue Paris Favourites
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Somerset House is quiet, tents around the city have come down and the editors, buyers and bloggers have decamped to Milan. After five fashion-packed days featuring collections from more than 120 designers, Fall/Winter in London looks set to be jewel-dark, with deep wine and sapphire tones, split sleeves, caped shoulders, gothic styling and animal print, to pick out just a few of the London trends at one of the British capital's most vibrant Weeks yet. We bring you a look back at London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013-2014, with the best from the event and our favourite shows. The Fashion Week Exhibition at Somerset House showcased the best of British design, with highlights including the RockVault fine jewellery room with designers like Jo Hayes Ward, who uses 3D printing techniques to make her moulds, resulting in precisely tessellated designs; and Imogen Belfield, whose chunky, organic rock forms make for striking heavy metal pieces. The Headonism event, curated by milline ...
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Jeremy Harris Lipschultz: In Case You Missed It: I Am One with Social Media
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post. Amber Case's TEDTalk, "We are all cyborgs now," has garnered more than one-half million views, but the case for her argument is worth examining. "I would like to tell you all that you are all actually cyborgs, but not the cyborgs that you think," the anthropologist begins, "... you're cyborgs every time you look at a computer screen or one of your cellphone devices." Case launches her argument from a traditional space travel cyborg definition of "exogenous components... added for the purpose of adapting to new environments." As a "cyborg anthropologist," Case studies culture and "curious rituals" of our desire to look at screens and click on stimuli, new tools and "extension of self." Case suggests: "Now what we are looking at is not an extension of the physical self, but an extension of the mental self." Case sees, for example, our Facebook walls as "a second self" that allow people to interact when you are not there. Her ...
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Crash revives village pleas for ‘30’ speed limit to be extended
Bury Free Press - over 4 years
THE speed limit at a village junction will be reviewed after a crash in which three people were trapped. Lackford Parish Council has for years wanted the 30mph speed limit extended beyond a blind bend on the A1101. Its chairman Steven Jones said Saturday’s accident proved them right. Police said a silver Toyota Celica and a red Volkswagen Passat were in collision just before 2pm near the Old Bury Road junction. Fire crews spent nearly 45 minutes freeing three people. Two went to West Suffolk Hospital by road and a third was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, by air ambulance. None of the injuries was life-changing. Mr Jones said: “We’ve been telling the highways authorities this would happen. This could have been the school bus, which emerges from that junction” Drivers on the A1101 from Bury St Edmunds see the village sign, go through an S-bend and pass the right turn to the main village, before entering the 30 limit. The parish, which has offered to pay, wants the 30 li ...
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Charges grow against Carmichael break-in suspect
The Sacramento Bee - over 4 years
An 18-year-old man who allegedly sexually assaulted one child and confronted others in their Carmichael homes this month – prompting one official to liken him to the "boogeyman" – has now been tied to other crimes, according to authorities. Matthew Steven Jones allegedly assaulted a 12-year-old girl in one incident.
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Britney Spears Tease from The X-Factor Season 2
Boom Tron - over 4 years
Ah, old school Britney was something, right? The X-Factor returns to the U.S. for its second season this fall with a pair of new judges in Britney Spears and Demi Lovato, and FOX has released a special promo for one of them, Spears, in her full judgement mode. Looks like Britney Spears, whose rise to fame I grew up in, isn’t holding back punches and might be out throwing the usual source of honesty, Simon Cowell. Lovato and Spears are, of course, are replacing last season’s Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger on the judge panel. related | DEMI LOVATO BRITNEY SPEARS X-FACTOR COMBO? Cowell, Lovato and Spears will be joined by LA Reid when X-Factor returns to FOX on September 12th. I think we are still awaiting the announcement of a host for next season, as Steven Jones was also let go. Cowell has previously  stated that there would be two hosts next season. I’m guessing we will see a Demi Lovato edition soon. Britney Spears Tease from The X-Factor Season 2
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Latest UVa football commitment - over 4 years
Virginia was the choice over Notre Dame and North Carolina when wide receiver Keeon Johnson from Kannapolis, N.C., announced his collegiate plans Friday. Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 200-pounder, had 39 receptions for 795 yards and nine touchdowns this past season for A.C. Brown High School. That’s the same program that produced UVa basketball player Teven Jones, [...]
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IT Careers: Latest Leadership Changes in Government, Finance and Energy
CIO Insight - almost 5 years
In this installment of CIOs on the Move, we cover executive changes at nine organizations, including new IT leaders for the National Credit Union Administration, NYSE Euronext, and SandRidge Energy. Information is provided exclusively to CIO Insight by the researchers at DiscoverOrg. #8232;In this installment of CIOs on the Move, we cover executive changes at nine organizations, including new IT leaders for the National Credit Union Administration, NYSE Euronext, and SandRidge Energy. Only one of the organizations in this week's roundup is actively seeking an IT leader. Information is provided exclusively to CIO Insight by the researchers at DiscoverOrg which provides a constantly updated database of IT org charts and direct contact information on IT executives in Fortune-ranked and mid-market companies. This feature covers CIOs changing jobs -- and alerts you to job opportunities at organizations seeking IT executives -- across Fortu ...
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Basketball: Battle of the Valley is set for Saturday
LATimes - almost 5 years
The top senior basketball players in the San Fernando Valley will duel on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Pierce College in the Battle of the Valley. Leading the boys' game from the West team, coached by Canyon's Chad Phillips, are Taft's Anthony January, Brandon Perry and Steven Jones, Canyon's Clay Kasdorf and Coley Apsay and Calabasas' Holden Israel and Josh Cohan. Leading the East team, coached by Alemany's Tray Meeks, are Alemany's Marqueze Coleman, Max Guercy and Jerico Richardson, Harvard-Westlake's Josh Hearlihy, Notre Dame's Kennedy Edwards and Village Christian's Marquis Salmon. The girls' all-star game is set for 5:30 p.m. at Pierce. -- Eric Sondheimer
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Calder make it safe with six of the best
Hebden Bridge Times - almost 5 years
Calder ‘76 ensured their safety in the Premier Division with a complete demolition of relegated bottom club Stainland. With the home side back to almost full strength Stainland struggled to cope. Calder opened the score almost from the kick-off. Steven Jones shimmied his way past four defenders before unselfishly passing to Zeb Mahmood who knocked it past the stranded keeper. Five minutes later Mahmood was on the score sheet again, this time from a pass from Si Witton. Stainland were struggling as the home side attacked from all areas of the pitch. Next on the scoresheet was veteran centre half Scott Dawson. Gavin Fleming curled a free kick in from the right and Dawson headed home. At the other end stand-in keeper Warren Clayton had very little to do but his distribution was excellent. It was one of his throws that sent Jon Moynes scampering down the left. He crossed early and Ben Clayton, standing on the penalty spot hit a sweet volley to make it 5-0 at half-time. With Wedn ...
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X Factor: Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Jones and Paula Abdul fired or quit?
Green Celebrity Network - about 5 years
There seems to be a lot of fake rumors surrounding the talent show X Factor. You know, the one produced by Simon Cowell, executive talent scout and former American Idol judge? But the rumor mills have gotten one thing right: judge Paula Abdul, judge Nicole Scherzinger, and host Steven Jones will not be returning for a second season of the show. They have all confirmed they quit the show (or have been fired) following a poorer than expected viewership. Fellow judge L.A. Reid will be staying on to continue to be bossed around by the hyper-critical show creator. Were they fired or did they all quit? Keep reading...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Steven E. Jones
  • 2013
    Age 63
    In July 2013, Jones gave a poster talk at the 18th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science at the University of Missouri, titled, 'Empirical Evidence for Two Distinct Effects: Low-level d-d Fusion in Metals and Anomalous Excess Heat'.
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  • 2009
    Age 59
    In April 2009, Jones, along with Niels H. Harrit and 7 other authors published a paper in The Open Chemical Physics Journal, titled, 'Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe'.
    More Details Hide Details The editor of the journal, Professor Marie-Paule Pileni, an expert in explosives and nano-technology, resigned.
  • 2008
    Age 58
    In August 2008, Jones, along with Kevin Ryan and James Gourley, published a peer-reviewed article in The Environmentalist, titled, 'Environmental anomalies at the World Trade Center: Evidence for energetic materials'.
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    In April 2008, Jones, along with four other authors, published a letter in The Bentham Open Civil Engineering Journal, titled, 'Fourteen Points of Agreement with Official Government Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction'.
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  • 2007
    Age 57
    Jones "welcomed the review" because he hoped it would "encourage people to read his paper for themselves," however the school abandoned the review and Jones elected to retire, effective January 1, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Jones has been interviewed by mainstream news sources and has made a number of public appearances. Although Jones has urged caution in drawing conclusions, some believe that his public comments have indicated a significant degree of certainty on the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center and the culpability of elements within the U.S. government. In one interview, Jones directly called into question the government's theory regarding the attacks and subsequent uncharacteristic total destruction of the buildings, stating that "we don't believe that 19 hijackers and a few others in a cave in Afghanistan pulled this off acting alone". His name is often mentioned in reporting about 9/11 conspiracy theories.
    Some of Jones' colleagues also defended Jones' 9/11 work to varying degrees, and Project Censored lists his 9/11 research among the top mainstream media censored stories of 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Jones' placement on paid leave drew criticism from the American Association of University Professors and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Both organizations have long been critics of BYU's record on academic freedom.
  • 2006
    Age 56
    Also in 2006, Jones became a founding member of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.
    More Details Hide Details He is co-editor of Journal of 9/11 Studies. Jones is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has been described as "a devout Mormon." He currently serves as a full-time Senior Missionary in the New Jersey Morristown Mission of the Church.
    Steven E. Jones was co-chair of Scholars for 9/11 Truth until December 5, 2006, when he resigned his membership there and joined Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice.
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    In December 2006, Steven Jones and about 4/5ths of the members voted to leave the Scholars for 9/11 Truth organization to establish Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice.
    More Details Hide Details While Jones is not a committee member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice, his work is supported and documented by the group. By April 2010, that organization had grown to over 800 members.
    From mid-November 2006 until the end of that year, Jones, Fetzer and a series of other researchers and individuals engaged in a dispute about the direction of the organization.
    More Details Hide Details Jones and others examined the claims of James Fetzer and Judy Wood — i.e., that directed energy weapons or mini-nukes destroyed the WTC Towers — and delineated empirical reasons for rejecting them.
    On September 7, 2006, Jones removed his paper from BYU's website at the request of administrators and was placed on paid leave.
    More Details Hide Details The university cited its concern about the "increasingly speculative and accusatory nature" of Jones' work and that perhaps Jones' research had "not been published in appropriate scientific venues" as reasons for putting him under review. The review was to have been conducted at three levels: BYU administration, the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and the Physics Department. However, BYU discontinued the review.
    Jones further presented and defended his research before peers at the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters on 7 April 2006 at nearby Snow College.
    More Details Hide Details Jones maintained that the paper was peer-reviewed prior to publication within a book "9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out" by D.R. Griffin. The paper was published in the online "Journal of 9/11 Studies", a journal co-founded and co-edited by Jones for the purpose of "covering the whole of research related to 9/11/2001." The paper also appeared in a volume of essays edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott.
    In late 2006, some time after Brigham Young University (BYU) officials placed him on paid leave, Jones chose to retire in an agreement with BYU.
    More Details Hide Details BYU abandoned their academic review of Jones' work after the agreement was reached.
  • 2005
    Age 55
    Jones has published several papers suggesting that the World Trade Center was demolished with explosives, but his 2005 paper, "Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Collapse?" was his first paper on the topic and was considered controversial both for its content and its claims to scientific rigor.
    More Details Hide Details Jones' early critics included members of BYU's engineering faculty; shortly after he made his views public, the BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and the faculty of structural engineering issued statements in which they distanced themselves from Jones' work. They noted that Jones' "hypotheses and interpretations of evidence were being questioned by scholars and practitioners," and expressed doubts on whether they had been "submitted to relevant scientific venues that would ensure rigorous technical peer review."
    On September 22, 2005 Jones presented his views on the collapse of the World Trade Center towers and World Trade Center 7 at a BYU seminar attended by approximately 60 people.
    More Details Hide Details Jones claimed that a variety of evidence defies the mainstream collapse theory and favors controlled demolition, using thermite. The evidence Jones cited included the speed and symmetry of the collapses, and characteristics of dust jets. Later, Jones claimed he had identified grey/red flakes found in the dust as nanothermite traces. He has also claimed that the thermite reaction products (aluminium oxide and iron-rich microspheres) were also found in the dust. He called for further scientific investigation to test the controlled demolition theory and the release of all relevant data by the government. Shortly after the seminar, Jones placed a research paper entitled "Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Collapse?" on his page in the Physics department Web site, noting that BYU had no responsibility for the paper. Jones subsequently presented the WTC research in lectures at Idaho State University, Utah Valley State College, University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Denver, the Utah Academy of Science, Sonoma State University, University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Texas at Austin.
  • 1986
    Age 36
    Jones led a research team that, in 1986, achieved 150 fusions per muon (average), releasing over 2,600 MeV of fusion energy per muon, a record which still stands.
    More Details Hide Details Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann commenced their work at approximately the same time. Jones became aware of their work when they applied for research funding from the DOE, after which the DOE forwarded their proposal to Jones for peer review. When Jones realized that their work was similar, he and Pons and Fleischmann agreed to release their papers to Nature on the same day (March 24, 1989). However, Pons and Fleischmann announced their results at a press event the day before. Jones faxed his paper to Nature. A New York Times article says that although peer reviewers were harshly critical of Pons' and Fleischmann's research, they did not apply such criticism to Jones' significantly more modest, theoretically supported findings. Although critics insisted that Jones' results were probably caused by experimental error, the majority of the reviewing physicists claimed that he was a careful scientist. Later research and experiments have supported Jones' metallic "cold fusion" (geo-fusion) reports.
  • 1985
    Age 35
    Around 1985, Jones became interested in anomalous concentrations of helium-3 and Tritium found in gases escaping from volcanoes.
    More Details Hide Details He hypothesized that metals and high pressures in the Earth's interior might make fusion more likely, and began a series of experiments on what he referred to as geo-fusion, or piezofusion, high-pressure fusion. To characterize the reactions, Jones designed and constructed a neutron counter that was capable of accurately measuring minuscule numbers of neutrons produced in his experiments. The counter indicated that a small amount of fusion was occurring. Jones claimed that the results indicate that fusion is at least possible, although the process was unlikely to be useful as an energy source. Jones' interests extend to archaeometry, solar energy, and, like numerous professors at BYU, archaeology and the Book of Mormon. For example, he has sought radiocarbon dating evidence of the existence of pre-Columbian horses in the Americas, and his published results show five North American equine radiocarbon dates between 6020 BC to 1481 AD, that is, before Columbus and well since the last ice age. He has interpreted archaeological evidence from the ancient Mayans as supporting his faith's belief that Jesus Christ (when resurrected) visited America.
    From 1985 to 1993, Jones studied deuterium based fusion in the context of condensed matter physics under DOE and Electric Power Research Institute sponsorship.
    More Details Hide Details Jones also collaborated in experiments at other physics laboratories, including TRIUMF (Vancouver, British Columbia), LANL (Los Alamos, NM), KEK (Tsukuba, Japan), and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford University.
  • 1982
    Age 32
    He was principal investigator for experimental muon-catalyzed fusion from 1982 to 1991 for the United States Department of Energy (DOE), Division of Advanced Energy Projects.
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  • 1979
    Age 29
    Jones conducted research at the Idaho National Laboratory, in Idaho Falls, Idaho where, from 1979 to 1985, he was a senior engineering specialist.
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  • 1973
    Age 23
    Jones earned his bachelor's degree in physics, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University in 1973, and his Ph.D. in physics from Vanderbilt University in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details Jones conducted his PhD research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (from 1974 to 1977), and post-doctoral research at Cornell University and the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility.
  • 1949
    Born in 1949.
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