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  • Cosmic 'lighthouses' could reveal alien life

    08/21/2013 11:02:40 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/21/13 | Nick Collins
    Aliens may be trying to communicate with Earth by flashing blinking lasers towards our planet like a cosmic lighthouse, astronomers believe.Laser scientists at the Vienna University of Technology are searching for faint but repetitive light signals from the distant reaches of space, in the hope of identifying signals sent out by extraterrestrials, according to Astrobiology Magazine. Because of their ability to transmit signals over vast distances, lasers have long been considered a possible means of contact by alien species. But while astronomers have searched tens of thousands of stars for laser signals in the past – without identifying any...
  • Abandoned Russian Polar Nuclear Lighthouses

    01/16/2009 2:25:35 PM PST · by BGHater · 10 replies · 1,104+ views
    English Russia ^ | 06 Jan 2009 | English Russia
    Russian Northern coast is a vast territory lays for a few thousand of miles and all this coastline is inside the Polar Circle. Long polar winters mean no daylight at all, just one day changes another without any sign of the Sun rising above the horizon. There is only polar night for 100 day a year. But across this Northern coast there was always a short way for the cargo boats to travel from Eastern part of Russia to the Western. Now this trip can be made fairly easy with the appearance of all the satellite navigation equipment like GPS...
  • The story of the Fastnet Lighthouse.Light on a lonely rock.

    12/21/2008 5:45:21 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 6 replies · 678+ views
    The Economist ^ | Dec 18 2008 | The Economist
    On Ireland’s south-western tip, at the mouth of the Atlantic, stands a monument of man’s gift to mankind. IT WAS a hazy night in July 1904 and the steamer Alexandra ploughed slowly through the waters of West Cork, as an extraordinary experiment took place on deck. She was a rickety vessel, “as leaky as a sprat net” in the words of Sir Robert Ball, Ireland’s most feted astronomer of the time. But he loved being aboard her. Almost every night her bespectacled old chef served him copious helpings of boiled lobster. After supper, he could climb on deck and relish...
  • Lighthouses tell a story for all

    08/22/2007 10:42:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 154+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | August 19, 2007 | DIANE STONEBACK
    The lighthouses along New Jersey's shore are so much more than photographs on souvenir postcards, subjects for paintings and models for light-catchers in kitchen windows. Although often overshadowed at vacation time by beaches, sun and seashells, they have stories to tell to all who are willing to listen.  Exploring the state's lighthouses is like breezing into history at full sail. "The lighthouses represent the maritime history of the nation, when wooden ships were sailed by iron men," says Brett Franks, spokesman for the 1,000-member New Jersey Lighthouse Society.Franks, a volunteer at the Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City, says, "We tell...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....02-09-05....Maine, The Pine Tree State

    02/09/2005 12:16:58 AM PST · by Mama_Bear · 123 replies · 2,382+ views
    Mama_Bear
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • A Few Of FR's Finest....Every Day....08-06-03....The Lighthouse at Old Presque Isle, MI

    08/06/2003 1:57:21 AM PDT · by dansangel · 232 replies · 770+ views
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....06-11-03....Lighthouses

    06/11/2003 1:27:11 AM PDT · by dansangel · 211 replies · 789+ views
    dansangel
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...