Electromagnetism news

earthquake fire

Paul Devereux wrote a couple of books back in the 1980s on earthquake lights and electro-magnetic discharges associated with earthquakes which had a New Age slant but was an attempt to nudge people out of their inertia in respect of fringe science. He went on to investigate pyschology, psychodelia, and harmonic phenomena (stones that ring like a bell etc). As such, Devereux will always be a little on the sidelines - as his work on earthquake lights proved to be.

magnetic stars

At http://phys.org/print364733015.html ... astronomers have discovered stars are strongly magnetised. Using a technique known as astroseismology, where sound waves generated by turbulence at the surface of stars is used to probe their inner properties.

rumbles and plasma

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/resonant-rumblings-inside-sat... ... unusual ripples in Saturn's rings are part of a mysterious rumble. The rings are full of activity, including waves that ricochet outward in spiral patterns, possibly as a result of the gravitational pull of Saturn (although Birkeland Currents might be inferred). Saturn has 62 moons and may all have an affect on the ring system.

Lost World of Saturnian Cosmology

I don't know what you make of this site but at http://saturniancosmology.org/other.php ... the web site host takes a swipe at alternative catastrophist theories, all the while maintaining it is credible to think in terms of a Saturnian scenario. Keeping a straight face is the secret I suppose.

big bar magnet

Interesting post at http://phys.org/print361784158.html ... Earth is like a big bar magnet - and its attract and repulse properties. A Swedish space balloon project is in progress. Space is big and the density of particles is small (electrons and protons) and they can move along field lines without bumping into each other. During geomagnetic storms the particles get pushed further down the field line, crowding each other and getting closer to the surface of the Earth. Then, they start to interact with the upper atmosphere and some of the particles disappear. The search is on.

proton arc aurora

  at www.spaceweather.com (August 19th 2015) a rare form of aurora emanating from a class G3 geomagnetic storm erupted on Augsut 15th when a CME hit Earth's magnetic field. Two nights later, on the 17th, just as the storm was subsiding, skywatchers in N America witnessed a 'proton arc' (the image above was photographed at Banff, and you might recognise the lake in the forefront, by one Paul Zikla).

Wal on gravity

Brilliant new video with Wal Thornhill describing a long journey of 40 years in his attempt to understand gravity in an electrical universe -go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkWiBxWieQU

sprites on steroids

At http://spaceweather.com/ (August 14th, 2015) ... sprites on steroids were seen above hurricane Hilda, gigantic lets of lightning leaping into space. Go to the site where there is a video - it is quite short but was made privately and although it is up at Space Weather that is at the discretion of the video maker. You will enjoy watching it.

lightning in rocks (2)

At www.livescience.com/51789-lightning-warps-rocks-atoms.html ... the researchers that found lightning was capable of altering rocks went to great trouble, slicing a sample to produce a sliver to view under the microscope. The rock, from southern France, looked like it had a wet dark algae that had formed in a crevice of a jagged feature in granite

Lightning and rocks

  At http://phys.org/print358014293.html ... an article in the journal American Mineralogist illustrates how powerful lightning bolts can affect rocks, melting the surface resulting in a black gloss and actually deforming a thin layer of of quartz crystals beneath the surface, creating what is known as shock lamellae. Prior to this discovery such rocks wee attributed solely to meteoric impacts.