Electromagnetism news

Transparent Crystals

At https://phys.org/news/2020-01-transparency-crystals-ultrahigh-piezoelect... ... ultra high piezo electricity in crystals causes them to become transparent - is this another feature of electricity in Earth and beyond Earth. In an experiment, AC electricity was added to a ferro electric piezoelectric crystal and it caused an enhanced effect, contrary to mainstream ideas. See https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1891-y

Lightning at Callanish

At https://phys.org/news/2017-06-secret-square-beneath-world-famous-avebury... ... back in the summer of 2017 we had a report on the discovery of a small square anomaly on geophys which was thought to be a megalithic construct with a tall standing stone within it - known for the last 80 years as the obelisk. The square feature was found within a stone circle at Avebury - but both square and stone circle were themselves within the bigger stone circle - and henge. Not a lot has been said about it of late, but no doubt some research is ongoing.

Hexagon Cyclones

I'm sure this story, opr something like it has been up on Thunderbolts at some time or the other. At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2019/12/13/nasas-juno-navigators-enable-... ... NASAs Juno missio and a Jupiter discovery - six cyclones forming a hexagon pattern around a central cyclone at Jupiter's south pole. The discovery occurred back in November (2019) during a data gathering flyby of Jupiter.

Sticking to the Comet theme ...

At www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2019/12/the-worzel-deep-sea-ash/ ... we are told that there is a nickel rich ash layer on the bottom of the world's oceans. They imply all the world's oceans. Thunderbolts are suggesting it came about as a plasma discharge - but is this realistic. They also say little happens on the floor of the oceans - which appears to underestimate deep sea vents and a lot of volcanic activity that has recently been monitored.

Earth's Magnetic Song

At https://phys.org/news/2019-11-earth-magnetic-song-solar-storm.html ... ESAs Cluster mission has provided a recording of the song which Earth sings when it is hit by a solar storm. It derives from the waves generated in Earth's magnetic field. The storm itself is the eruption of electrically charged particles from the Sun's atmosphere. The analysis shows that during a collision, the foreshock is driven to release magnetic waves that are much more complete than first thought. The foreshock is inudced to release magnetic waves (see video at the link).

Giant Structures

In one of those, I wonder what they can be moments, we have another interesting link provided by Gary - https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zmj76pw/theres-growing-evidence-that-... ... scientists are discovering that galaxies can move with each other across vast distances - against the predictions of mainstream cosmological models. Some galaxies seem to move in odd and often unexplained ways as if they were connected by a common unseen force. These discoveries hint at an enigmatic influence - what are being called large scale structures in space.

Solar Puzzle

The solar puzzle is of course how the Sun works. At https://phys.org/news/2019-10-overlooked-piece-solar-dynamo-puzzle.html ... where the earth model is still a dynamo, it would seem. This refers to a previously unobserved mechanism at work in the Sun's rotating plasma - a magnetic instability. Scientists thought it was physically impossible under such conditions - but it seem it is there. The effect may even play a pivotal role in the formation of the Sun's magnetic field.

Close encounters of the electric kind

This story is at https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2019/10/27/close-encounter-with-a-gigant... ... on October 15th pilot Chris Holmes encountered lightning crackling around his aircraft - 35,000 feet over the Gulf of Mexico (near the Yucatan) when a super cell began pulsing with light. It wasn't ordinary lightning but a beam of light creating sprites and jets - a gigantic jet issuing forth form a thunderstorm below. He video recorded what he saw - to see it go to https://spaceweather.com/images2019/25oct19/gi_video.mov (or click link on first link) ..

Wal Thornhill

Robert sent in the link to www.everythingselectric.com/eie-137/ ... an interview with Wal Thornhill/