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  • Researcher points to Sun as likely source of eighth-century 'Charlemagne event'

    12/12/2012 5:34:52 AM PST · by Renfield · 29 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 11-20-2012
    (—Until recently, the years 774 and 775 were best known for Charlemagne's victory over the Lombards. But earlier this year, a team of scientists in Japan discovered a baffling spike in carbon-14 deposits within the rings of cedar trees that matched those same years. Because cosmic rays are tied to carbon-14 concentrations, scientists around the world have wondered about the cause: a nearby supernova, a gamma ray burst in the Milky Way or an intense superflare emanating from the Sun? Now, Adrian Melott, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas and Brian Thomas, KU alumnus and professor...
  • Is The CME's 150% Hike In Gold Collateral Just A Ploy To Increase Amount Of Legally Confiscatable

    10/03/2011 8:24:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 10/3/11 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today the CME did something quite contrarian to its nature: it validated gold by a factor of 150%, when it announced that the amount of gold bullion that customers can post as collateral is increasing from $200 million to $500 million. To confused NYU adjunct economics professors this means that the credibility of gold in the global monetary system just increased by more than ever before. Regarding the stated reason for this move "the Chicago-based company said that the change will allow market participants to better manage their risk and to take advantage of lower gold lease rates." As...
  • Sun eruption may have spawned zombie satellite

    07/14/2010 9:16:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc ^ | 7/14/2010 10:26:49 AM ET | Zoe Macintosh
    Scientists have identified a massive eruption from the sun in April that reached all the way to Earth and may be responsible for knocking out a satellite, creating a so-called "zombie satellite." The huge explosion of plasma and magnetic energy, called as a coronal mass ejection, occurred on April 3 and was observed by NASA's sun-watching STEREO spacecraft, according to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. The laboratory released new images of the solar storm last week. The solar storm appears to have disabled the Intelsat communications satellite Galaxy 15, NRL officials said. Galaxy 15 lost contact with its ground controllers...