Electromagnetism news

magnetic eyes

Yes, you read that right - magnetic eyes. At http://phys.org/print375443736.html ... dogs and primates can sense the earth's magnetic field - with the help of their eyes. In animals cryptochromes controlo the body's circadian rhythms - and the same is true of bacteria and other living things. The magnetic field is used by many animals to orientate and navigate - especially among birds (pigeons spring to mind). A magnetic sense has been found in some insects, fish, reptiles, birds and various other animals but apparently this ability is absent from humans, we are told.

broken spoke

Has a spike being put in the spoke of the gravitational wave announcement? At http://phys.org/print375096388.html ... It seems NASAs Fermi telescope detected a Gamma Ray Burst coming from the same point as the Gravitational Wave. The idea is being played down by mainstream as the black hole merger is supposed to have swept the area around the bigger hole clean and therefore nothing would have existed, such as an exploding star, to cause a Gamma Ray Burst.

Fred Jueneman

Fred Jueneman was a member of SIS for many years. He died in 2014. There is a nice piece featuring him at www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2016/02/15/the-sands-of-mars/ .... which many of you may find interesting. He contributed some important points as the Electric Universe theory developed - highlighting some of the catastrophic events that occurred on Mars. Hat tip William Thompson.



thermosphere gusting

William Thompson forwarded this link - http://eos.org/research-spotlights/scientists-detect-wisps-of-wind-in-space ... on a paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics (January 2016). It is about the way the aurora seems to distort weather at thermospheric altitudes at latitudes (polar and near polar). Aurorae stir up storms at an altitude of 250km - but where does the wind blow? The thermosphere is on the edge of space. It begins at 85km altitude and extends to 1000km high.

zodiacal lights

Rens van der Sluijs continues his posts on people in the past that have mentioned electricity in space - see www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2016/01/11/current-models-of-the-sun-a-charged-... ... followed by part 3 and 4

Comets and the Sun

Comet Holmes was a bit of a damp squib in 2014. It was an eagerly awaited visit to the inner solar system as in 2007 it had been a bright and dazzling object visible from Earth without the need of binoculars. Subsequently, a lot of people got interested in Holmes - was there going to be a repeat show. It seems the solar wind didn't provide the fireworks to make the coma glow so radiantly. See http://phys.org/print371719108.html

Faraday on the Aether

Interesting letter by Faraday to an aquaintance in 1854 - go to https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/michael-faraday-thoughts-on-r... .... which must be one of the earliest lines of enquiry on electricity in space. He was the author of 'Experimental Researches in Electricity' published in 1846.

Wal on Song

At https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr-rdSTg-Fk ... we have a video of Wal Thornhill, '2015; a year of surprises' which amounts to the EU take on ESAs Rosetta mission and NASAs New Horizons mission to Pluto, and so on. Good one.

See also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaTGsPr1r54 ... which is the  EU take on magnetic reconnection, the mainstream solar physics view of plasma energy transfer.

big one coming

A big sunspot, AR2473, is directly facing Earth at the moment. Will it explode - or wait until we are out of alignment?

  and Nacreous Clouds are back - go to www.spaceweather.com