Electromagnetism news

Tall Bloke

At http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/andrea-rossi-e-cat-megawatt-co... there is a post that covers a good deal of the ground e discussed at our recent Study Group get together in Willesden, the Andrea Rossi cold fusion experiment. The comments at the end of the post are also interesting. One refers to www.blacklightpower.com, also part of the discussion, and another one notes nickel is limited, also mentioned by Tony Haynes. Tall Bloke seems to think the Rossi experiment might be a scam - but he is not alone in this.

The Schoch Effect

A recent Thunderbolts email update on the January 2012 conference in Las Vegas indulged in a spot of Doomsaying - was the Sun about to become over active? I don't know if this was inspired by some of the hype on the Internet involving 2012 and massive CME events with an origin in the Sun but it served to introduce the fact Robert Schoch is going to be a speaker at the conference - a figure well known to the public.

Robert Schoch

According to the Thunderbolts web site Robert Schoch is a recent recruit to the Electric Universe theory and the idea of plasma playing a destructive role in the past history of the Earth, and he is going to be a speaker at the upcoming January EU Conference in Las Vegas (see www.thunderbolts.info). Robert Schoch is most famous for his association with John Anthony West and others, who dated the Great Sphinx thousands of years earlier than orthodoxy.

Solar Magnetic Polarity Reversal

Michael Armstrong on the www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2010/arch10/100401polarity.htm .... wrote a piece last year on the solar magnetic reversal every 11 years and corresponding with sun spot cycles, which is little understood. Armstrong seeks to explain the situation by making a connection with the electric sun hypothesis (but see also www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2009/arch09/090909polarity.htm

This piece, it may be noted, has a strong association with plasma physics and nuclear fusion - see www.physorg.com/print240166907.html 

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.