Posts Tagged ‘News’

Solar Wind Plasma Output At 50-Year Low

MaxPower September 23rd, 2008

More curiosities abound from the activity on the sun. I have been interested in the slow start to the 24th solar cycle for a while now and then this press release and conference call from NASA’s JPL caught my attention. “The sun’s million mile-per-hour solar wind inflates a protective bubble, or heliosphere, around the solar […]

Mercy Rule? Anyone?

MaxPower September 15th, 2008

This has been around for a while, the 82-0 slaughter of Bulgaria’s Women’s Hockey team at the hands of the Slovaks. The clip above is the second of two and starts off with the score 77-0. As you can see from the first clip, basically the Bulgarian women can’t skate backwards… at all. This is […]

The World Didn’t End…

MaxPower September 10th, 2008

It is Wednesday morning in North America, the Large Hadron Collider is on in France and the world has not come to an end. We did not experience mini black holes tearing away at the fabric of space time. There hasn’t been a series of earthquakes or tsunamis (tsunamis? really? that is the best critics […]

Robot Spider Unleashed

MaxPower September 5th, 2008

Commuters arriving at Liverpool’s Lime Street station were greeted by a 50ft (15m) high mechanical spider clinging to a nearby redundant office block. The 37-tonne beast heralds the start of a five-day piece of street theatre as part of the Capital of Culture year. The robot will “form part of a huge piece of street […]

More on Sunspots

MaxPower September 4th, 2008

Ever since my post a couple days back on sunspots I have been thinking about how that could (credibly) be impacting the temperatures over the next few years. Specifically, I am coming to the conclusion that we could be entering a period of global cooling. As I noted in the previous post, my interested was […]