Smaller than Higgs, synthetic diamonds, and the Van Allen stripes

25 Mar 2014

At http://phys.org/print314615619.html ... particles smaller than the Higgs are now being looked for - what it is that comes together to form the Higgs. See what you think.

At http://phys.org/print314600879.html ... synthetic diamond crystals from plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition - plasma reactors making diamonds.

While over at http://malagabay.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/inner-van-allan-zebra-stripes/ ... Tim Cullen turns his attention to the recent NASA discovery that the Van Allen belts surrounding the Earth display a pattern of stripes. NASA went on to identify Earth's rotation as the mechanism creating the stripe pattern above the atmosphere. Tim Cullen identifies the elephant in the room - atmospheric corotation, whereby the Earth's atmosphere corotates with the planet. According to consensus mainstream theory, and general fodder fed to the public diet, the surface of the rotating Earth causes the atmosphere to corotate. This, he says, ignores the science of viscuous fluids which dictates that atmospheric corotation must be driven externally - see also http://malagabay.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/planetary-rotation-atmospheric... ... He goes on to say mainstream is clinging to their consensus theory and this is that the atmosphere can be stretched and dolded electromagnetically as a result of the tilt in Earth's magnetic field axis (its rotation generating an oscillating weak electron field that permeates the entire radiation belt. So, is it the Sun, or solar wind, that is causing the stripes - or is it a terrestrial mechanism?