Real science can usually amaze and astound me, but there’s nothing like fake science to make me laugh!  (Except when people take the fake science seriously)

16.06.11
lickypickysticky:

Flash…ahaaa!
Seen from the Vatnajökull ice cap, lightning streaks through an ash cloud billowing from the erupting Grímsvötn volcan

lickypickysticky:

Flash…ahaaa!

Seen from the Vatnajökull ice cap, lightning streaks through an ash cloud billowing from the erupting Grímsvötn volcan

(via lickystickypickyshe)

16.06.11
This is an up to date view of our star, the Sun.  A coronal hole suggest a stream of matter is being ejected by the Sun.  We dodged a blow from the most recent CME (Coronal Mass Ejection), and the experts are saying the sun is due to settle down for a while.  While the chance of these Solar events causing direct physical danger to life on earth is minimal, the risk to our technology is much higher.  Any object outside the protection of our atmosphere, where the Earth’s magnetosphere is weak would be at a high risk of exposure.  Communication satellites and the International Space Station are included in this hazard, but ground level damage is not out of the question.  There was a geomagnetic storm in the 1980s which was strong enough to cause issues with the power grid and early cell phones.  Farmers even reported electric arcs from fences in their fields.  Any metal such as power lines or fences that is stretched across a distance would act as an antenna for the energy disturbance. 

This is an up to date view of our star, the Sun.  A coronal hole suggest a stream of matter is being ejected by the Sun.  We dodged a blow from the most recent CME (Coronal Mass Ejection), and the experts are saying the sun is due to settle down for a while.  While the chance of these Solar events causing direct physical danger to life on earth is minimal, the risk to our technology is much higher.  Any object outside the protection of our atmosphere, where the Earth’s magnetosphere is weak would be at a high risk of exposure.  Communication satellites and the International Space Station are included in this hazard, but ground level damage is not out of the question.  There was a geomagnetic storm in the 1980s which was strong enough to cause issues with the power grid and early cell phones.  Farmers even reported electric arcs from fences in their fields.  Any metal such as power lines or fences that is stretched across a distance would act as an antenna for the energy disturbance. 

16.06.11
If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy,
that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.
Niels Bohr
(Danish physicist, first to apply the quantum theory.
Nobel Prize for Physics in 1922)
15.06.11

I happened to be taking pictures of this storm as it passed near me, I found out later the damage it caused in Joplin, MO.

15.06.11

Hello World… What a world indeed.

 I am part of a generation between.  Computers, the Internet, and now social media have all made their mark on the world in my lifetime.  I was very young when the early personal computers first started becoming a home appliance.  Sometimes it seems like technology is like a classmate.  I see its growth and progress in relation to my own, and as I try to find my place in the world technology also seems to struggle to find some sort of identity, some sort of definition of its place within societies that are changing almost as fast as it is. 

     We have not yet made that place for technology.   We have begun, many have embraced the new media and new possibilities with all of themselves, but we are still trying to understand how this shift in human relationships affects our future and if it can really help overcome the challenges we face.  Like any tool, our new technology in it of itself will do absolutely nothing without dedicated, skilled, and creative individuals.  I have some ideas that I want to contribute.  Maybe I will be able to bring some of them to fruition; otherwise hopefully someone can find inspiration in them.  Please check back here to follow any updates or ideas.  I might include a few rants as well. 

Cheers

15.06.11