Electromagnetism news

Records of Aurorae and Climate Change

A paper by Nicola Scafetta in the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-terrestrial Physics is reviewed at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/11/10/aurora-borealis-and-surface-temper... .. is set to expand the climate debate by drawing in solar flares and aurora borealist records. Basically, the claim is that oscillations in mid latitude auroras between 1700 and 1966 occurred in a cycle of some kind, at intervals that marry into instrumental global surface temperature records.

Looking at the universe - with different eyes

At www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2011/10/31/windy-galaxies/ ... Stephen Smith has a look at the way astronomers describe features of the universe. For example, plasma behaves in unusual ways and observers assume it is the result of winds and shockwaves that they see. Plasma is driven at a very high rate of knots - as fast as 1000km a second. There seem to be powerful storms going on, or cluster activity with great clouds of gas - for want of a better description.

An Electric Universe query - can anyone help?

Todd has emailed the SIS contacts link with an Electric Universe query. People who might wish to get in reciprocal contact with him can do so via SIS - we have his email address. He claims that nearly two weeks ago Mars was smacked by a large solar flare and he says this was responsible for red skies on the Earth. First question to be asked by us - what connection is there between red skies on earth and the planet Mars. Something or nothing?

Hotting Up ... solar system dynamics

At http://research.aerology.com/natural-processes/solar-system-dynamics/ ... the effects on climate are expanded to include the solar system and the universe which are linked in what is called a common bowl of gravitational and magnetically connected and driven mass of ions and regular atoms. Mutual static repulsion keeps the stars separated just as mutual static epulsion keeps the neutralised moisture in a cloud from condensing. As the background cumulative charge gradient increases it reduces droplet size and polarises them.

Electric Universe Conference 2012

The Thunderbolts World Conference on the Electric Universe: 2012 - you can now keep up to date at a web page devoted to what is on offer - go to www.thunderbolts.info/eu2012/ 

Did a comet cause the New Madrid earthquake in 1811?

Tony Hood is the author of a book, 'Kalopin's Legacy, 1811: A comet and a Quake' which is an interesting theory connecting the devastating 1811 New Madrid earthquake in North America with the passage of a comet that loomed very large in the night sky, a comet that was visible for 260 days and at one point appeared to be one and a half times the size of the Sun. This means that it was a comet that came relatively close to the Earth - closer than the average cosmic intruder. See www.wix.com/koolkreations/kalopins-legacy/ for documents and links to the book and the story.

Gravitational Waves

For the story in brief go to www.physorg.com/print236854397.html (however, www.dailygalaxy.com October 5th also has the story in lighter format). The research was done at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University and was published by Nature. It involves the detection of gravitational waves by the electromagnetic light signal - or a brief flare. 

Are you ready for Las Vegas - in January 2012

On January 6-8th the Thunderbolts team are going to put on another conference on the Electirc Universe - in Las Vegas. Combine a holiday in the US with a weekend of serious business as they claim they are assembling a best yet collection of speakers.

A nice kind of aurorae ... and the case of the missing planet

At http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110923.html an image of sea green aurorae - one click away. Have a look. It was taken near Yellowknife in northern Canada.