Archive for the 'Nature' Category

Purple snow in southern Russia

• March, 2010

Purple snow in southern Russia Prime Time Russia The morning after “Woman’s Day”, lots of people in Southern Russia couldn’t believe what they were seeing when they found purple snow in their streets. Multi-coloured snowfall had landed in Russia’s Stravropol region.

LHC Maintenance shutdown in 2011

• March, 2010

LHC Maintenance shutdown in 2011 Katie Yurkewicz The LHC will shut down for about one year – but not until late 2011 What the BBC reported yesterday is true, but is not exactly news. A revised schedule for the LHC’s next few years was announced in early February by CERN. According to the revised schedule, the LHC will run at a maximum energy of 3.5 TeV per beam for a period of about 18 months, starting with the first collisions at 3.5 TeV per beam

16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world

• February, 2010

16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world By Fred Pearce Last week it was revealed that 54 oil tankers are anchored off the coast of Britain, refusing to unload their fuel until prices have risen. But that is not the only scandal in the shipping world. Today award-winning science writer Fred Pearce – environmental consultant to New Scientist and author of Confessions Of An Eco Sinner – reveals that the super-ships that keep the West in everything from Christmas

Physicist Discovers How to Teleport Energy

• February, 2010

Physicist Discovers How to Teleport Energy First, they teleported photons, then atoms and ions. Now one physicist has worked out how to do it with energy, a technique that has profound implications for the future of physics. In 1993, Charlie Bennett at IBM’s Watson Research Center in New York State and a few pals showed how to transmit quantum information from one point in space to another without traversing the intervening space. The technique relies on the strange quantum phenomenon called entanglement, in which two

Amazing Macro Nature Photography by Joni Niemelä

• February, 2010

Amazing Macro Nature Photography by Joni Niemelä Beautiful photography by Joni Niemelä, professional photographer, based in western Finland. Joni uses a Pentax K10D to take incredible pictures. Enjoy the gallery. [ad name=”Single Post Banner 468×60″] <<Editors notE>> For more beautiful pictures, visit the source page. Got to give this photographer some credit! source:: photography.poreo.com ©copyright::photography.poreo.com

‘Cosmic rays’ may have caused Qantas jet’s plunge

• November, 2009

‘Cosmic rays’ may have caused Qantas jet’s plunge ANDREW HEASLEY AND ARI SHARP November 18, 2009 Cosmic rays are being considered by air safety investigators as a possible cause of a Qantas plane plunging twice in quick succession on its way from Singapore to Perth in October last year. Air safety investigators this morning brought down their second interim report into the flight QF72 incident, which left one flight attendant and 11 passengers with serious injuries, finding that an equipment glitch with one of three

Ice on fire: The next fossil fuel

• November, 2009

Ice on fire: The next fossil fuel 24 June 2009 by Fred Pearce DEEP in the Arctic Circle, in the Messoyakha gas field of western Siberia, lies a mystery. Back in 1970, Russian engineers began pumping natural gas from beneath the permafrost and piping it east across the tundra to the Norilsk metal smelter, the biggest industrial enterprise in the Arctic. By the late 70s, they were on the brink of winding down the operation. According to their surveys, they had sapped nearly all the

Artificial ionosphere creates bullseye in the sky

• November, 2009

HAARP: Artificial ionosphere creates bullseye in the sky Naomi Lubick Auroral experiments make glowing plasma patch An experiment that fires powerful radio waves into the sky has created a patch of ‘artificial ionosphere’, mimicking the uppermost portion of Earth’s atmosphere. The research has not only caused glowing dots to appear around these patches — it could also provide a new way to bounce radio signals around the globe.

Fractals – The Colours Of Infinity

• October, 2009

Fractals – The Colours Of Infinity (By Arthur C. Clarke) .::. <<video>> [google 8570098277666323857] <<Editors notE>> This documentary about fractals is a bit of an older documentary, but it doesn’t mean the subject is no longer relevant. The contrary might be stated in this new take on nano-tech, string theory, CERN, and all the other related subjects. The discovery of fractals had various effects on how the world has to be perceived and it started an explosion in many different fields of science, arts, …

El Niño Will Be Returning for 2009 – 2010 Winter Season

• October, 2009

El Niño Will Be Returning for 2009 – 2010 Winter Season El Niño is Back The full name of an El Niño is El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). It is more commonly referred to as just El Niño to make it simple. Scientist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced on July 9, 2009 that El Niño will be returning for the winter season of 2009-2010. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that the sea surface temperature climbed to 1.0 degree

Waste = Food – A Cradle to Cradle principle

• October, 2009

Waste = Food – A Cradle to Cradle principle Waste = Food is the principle doctrine of the Cradle to Cradle concept of environmentally safe production cycles. The Dutch version of this documentary caused for incredible movement on the Sustainable business front. Links: Sustainable Cities Wikipedia – Cradle to Cradle Design

Hofmann’s Potion

• October, 2009

Hofmann’s Potion Connie Littlefield, 2002 This documentary offers a compassionate, open-minded look at LSD and how it fits into our world. Long before Timothy Leary urged a generation to “tune in, turn on and drop out,” the drug was hailed as a way to treat forms of addiction and mental illness. At the same time, it was being touted as a powerful tool for mental exploration and self-understanding. Featuring interviews with LSD pioneers, beautiful music and stunning cinematography, this is much more than a simple

Mysterious Tubular Clouds Defy Explanation

• October, 2009

Mysterious Tubular Clouds Defy Explanation By Betsy Mason August 24, 2009 These long, crazy-looking clouds can grow to be 600 miles long and can move at up to 35 miles per hour, causing problems for aircraft even on windless days. Known as Morning Glory clouds, they appear every fall over Burketown, Queensland, Australia, a remote town with fewer than 200 residents. A small number of pilots and tourists travel there each year in hopes of “cloud surfing” with the mysterious phenomenon. Similar tubular shaped clouds


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