Archive for the 'Nature' Category

‘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

China weather “magic” conjures blue sky for parade

• October, 2009

China weather “magic” conjures blue sky for parade BEIJING (Reuters) China’s air force deployed a “magic-like” range of chemicals and technology to clear Beijing’s smoggy air for a grand parade marking the 60th anniversary of Communist China. Chemists and officials worked for weeks on the country’s most ambitious ever attempt at weather modification, with air force technicians fanning out across the region to help teams operate complex equipment, the official Xinhua agency said. The evening before the parade chemicals were fired into the hazy skies,