Electromagnetism news

Magnetic Stripes on Mars

Go to www.physorg.com/print196926270.html June 28th ... to discover the latest attempt to explain magnetic stripes on Mars. It is not getting much support at the moment.

Electric Earth Quakes

The role of electricity in earthquakes is still part of the Thunderbolts forum at www.thunderbolts.info. There is a linke to a couple of papers such as one at www.space.com/searchforlife/090423-seti-earthquake-detection.htm by Friedemann Freund in which he outlines some of the difficulties. The problem is getting the electrons out of the deep crust as they need to hitch a ride.

Betelgeuse

At www.physorg.com/print196085867.html June 18th ... coming up to our July meeting on Wal Thornhill's theory of electricity in the universe we may note a paper published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics concerns the discovery of a magnetic field at the surface of the supergiant star Betelgeuse. The rotation of stars like the Sun produces flows of ionised material in their inner layers - triggering a dynamo mechanism causing the generation of a magnetic field.

Man-made aurora

At www.physorg.com/print195192885.html June 9th ... our understanding of terrestrial space weather has been partly based on incorrect assumptions on how nitrogen in the atmosphere reacts when it collides with electrons produced by energetic ultraviolet sunlight and the solar wind. NASA fired electrons of differing energies through a cloud of nitrogen gas in order to measure the ultraviolet light emitted as a result of the collision.

SIS Study Group meeting

The SIS Study Group meeting at Teddington in June 2010 revolved around a talk by SIS member Tony Haynes, with the title 'The Quantum Electro Dynamic Universe of the Human Body'.

Primordial Magnetic Fields

It seems that almost every day astronomers are revealing more data about magnetic fields in space - which in the end must involve electricity in some kind of way. Magnetic fields are mentionable commodities nowadays as they fit into the 'plasma universe' - but astronomers have some way to go before thinking in terms of an actual 'electric universe' - but within time who knows what they might home in on.

Ball Lightning

At www.physorg.com/print 192952150.html according to physicists at the University of Innsbruck in Austria (see http://arxiv.org/abi/1005.1153 ) magnetic fields associated with lightning are powerful enough to produce hallucinations of hovering balls of light in nearby observers and these 'visions' are interpreted as ball lightning. The researchers based their hypothesis on magnetic fields used in clinical transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

Ancient Aurorae

At www.thunderbolts.info April 28th, 'Picture of the Day', ... 'Amun - an Ancient Aurora filled sky' by Gary Gilligan. He claims the Egyptian god Amun wears a crown that is the aurora - sacred colours that have been eroded or flaked away from stone monuments over the millennia. The parallel is of course with the bright tail feathers of the quetzal bird, cognate within the Mesoamerican god Quetzalcoatl. Such stone statues and monuments, even temples and buildings, were once colourful affairs.

Electric Earthquakes

At http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/earthquake-alarm there is an article by Tom Bleier and Friedemann Freund but dates back to December 2005. It refers to the October 2005 Kashmir/Pakistan earthquake in which 70,000 people died and 3 million were left temporarily homeless - and asks, what happened in the weeks and days leading up to the EQ?

Transient Events in the Plasma Universe

At http://mythopedia.info/intro.html you will find this article second one down on the left hand menu. Extracting information from sacred and revered accounts or cultic practises is fraught with potholes that others have dug. However, working on the basis that a lot of religious ritual is derived from fear - and actual worship is a product of fear, might help explain some of the recurring factors that cross cultural boundaries.