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  • Did a Planetary Society citizen scientist help find one of Earth’s biggest impact craters?

    07/03/2017 12:22:01 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Planetary Society ^ | 6/12/17 | Jason Davis
    Did a Planetary Society citizen scientist help find one of Earth’s biggest impact craters? About 66 million years ago, a 10-kilometer-wide hunk of rock smashed into Earth near what is now Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.The impact created a global dust cloud that snuffed out the sunlight, leading to the demise of 80 percent of Earth's plants and animals—including most of the dinosaurs. A 200-kilometer-wide crater buried near the city of Chicxulub is all that's left. It's ground zero for one of the world's most notable extinction events.But throughout Earth's history, there have actually been five major extinction events. The largest of...
  • Scientists reduce belief in God by shutting down the brain’s medial frontal cortex

    Someone I know just sent me this extraordinary article, very alarming to say the least: "New research involving a psychologist from the University of York has revealed for the first time that both belief in God and prejudice towards immigrants can be reduced by directing magnetic energy into the brain. Dr Keise Izuma collaborated with a team from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), to carry out an innovative experiment using transcranial magnetic stimulation, a safe way of temporarily shutting down specific regions of the brain. The researchers targeted the posterior medial frontal cortex, a part of the brain...
  • Scientists Claim Zapping Brains with Magnets Can Treat Belief in God

    10/16/2015 9:14:18 AM PDT · by detective · 74 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 15, 2015 | William M Briggs
    Here’s the breathless headline: “Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God — with MAGNETS.” Wait. Attitudes toward God and immigrants? Are these a natural pair? The newspaper thought so. They tell of an experiment which “claims to be able to make Christians no longer believe in God and make Britons open their arms to migrants.” How’s it done? “Using a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation” researchers can “safely shut down certain groups of neurones” in the brain. It seems to have worked. Volunteers were coaxed into having their brains zapped by giant magnets. And, lo! “Belief...
  • 1984: Researchers Prove Brain Manipulation Can Lessen Belief in God, Alter Views on Immigrants

    10/14/2015 7:29:46 PM PDT · by hulagirl · 23 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10.14.2015 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Day by day, the dystopian universe depicted in George Orwell’s magnum opus rings more like an omen than a work of fiction. In the day and age of political correctness run amok, where “offenders” are often forced to attend sensitivity-training, a new experiment that claims to alter the way participants view religion and immigrants, proves that the thought-police may, in fact, be coming. In a joint study conducted by scientific researches in the U.S. and U.K., a technique dubbed “transcranial magnetic stimulation,” or TMS, was used on participants to essentially turn off groups of neurons in the brain that control...
  • Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God – with magnetic field exposure

    10/14/2015 6:48:06 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 56 replies ^ | 10/14/2015 | Selina Sykes
    Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God – with MAGNETS Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God – with MAGNETS ATTITUDES towards God and immigrants can be changed by beaming magnetic waves into the brain, scientists have claimed. By Selina Sykes Wed, Oct 14, 2015  A bizarre experiment claims to be able to make Christians no longer believe in God and make Britons open their arms to migrants in experiments some may find a threat to their values. Scientists looked at how the brain resolves abstract ideological problems. Using a technique...
  • More secular confusion about the moon’s former magnetic field

    05/08/2015 9:54:45 AM PDT · by fishtank · 56 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 5-8-2015 | D. Russell Humphreys
    More secular confusion about the moon’s former magnetic field by D. Russell Humphreys A recent paper by Clèment Suavet et al.1 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that uniformitarian scientists, who assume the world is billions of years old, are still very puzzled about the moon’s magnetic field. They don’t understand why it was formerly strong but now doesn’t exist, and how it could exist in the first place.2 The moon’s magnetic data fit creation science theories very well. Suavet and his colleagues have carefully analyzed the magnetism of two basalt samples brought from the moon...
  • NASA’s magnetic field mission looking for green energy (or a powerful new weapon perhaps?)

    03/16/2015 10:47:56 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    STGIST ^ | 3/14/15 | Carlo Diokno
    NASA’s magnetic field mission looking for green energy In addition to learning more about the magnetic field of the Earth, and the ubiquitous but hard to understand “magnetic reconnection,” NASA’s new MMS mission is also looking for ways to harness the power of magnetism, and produce clean energy. NASA’s MMS mission will investigate magnetic reconnection.Findings from this mission could lead to production of green energy from magnetism.Magnetic reconnection is ubiquitous in the cosmos, but it’s still poorly understood. After years of intensive planning, with countless days of engineering works, data analysis, and more, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday successfully launched the...
  • Gears with teeth are a thing of the past - researchers develop a magnetic levitating gear

    12/01/2014 10:08:33 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Gears with teeth are a thing of the pastResearchers Develop a Magnetic Levitating Gear 01-DEC-2014 01:19 PMResumen: Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) are developing a new transmission mechanism with no touching parts, based on magnetic forces which prevent friction and wear and make lubrication unnecessary. It can be applied in space travel and exploration but has also been adapted for use in other areas, such as the railroad and aircraft industries. This research is being carried out under the auspices of MAGDRIVE, a European research project coordinated by Professor José Luis Pérez Díaz, from the UC3M Instituto Pedro...
  • “Earth’s Impending Magnetic Flip” – Scientific American

    10/01/2014 1:38:33 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 96 replies ^ | 30SEP2014 | Robert Felix
    “A geomagnetic reversal may happen sooner than expected,” says this article in Scientific American.
  • Magnetic Spider Webs Attract Scientists' Attention (article)

    01/29/2014 10:48:00 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-29-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Magnetic Spider Webs Attract Scientists' Attention by Brian Thomas, M.S. * No, it’s not science fiction—it’s real. Spider webs use electricity to snare prey, and researchers recently discovered an added environmental benefit from these arachnids’ masterful constructions. Electrical properties within the glue-like coating on a spider web alter the magnetic field around it. When potential prey flies nearby, the web snaps out and tags its target like a tiny magnet. The web is negatively or neutrally charged, while insect bodies often carry a positive charge. In 2013, researchers found that spider webs snare positively charged insects with greater efficiency than...
  • Do Foxes Have Magnetic Senses? (article)

    01/24/2014 8:30:35 AM PST · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-24-14 | Brian Thomas
    Do Foxes Have Magnetic Senses? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * During winter, red foxes hunt snow-covered mice without even seeing their prey—but how? Certainly, hearing plays a crucial role, but researchers from the Czech Republic and Germany found that European foxes pounce on mice much more successfully when facing north, leading them to suggest a more magnetic answer. Foxes may see more than what visible light reveals. The red fox find its prey—often buried as deep as three feet beneath the snow—not only when it faces north, but also when it faces the earth’s magnetic south pole. The fox first...
  • Potential Dark Matter Discovery a Win for Space Station Science

    04/04/2013 12:52:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | 4/4/13
    Potential Dark Matter Discovery a Win for Space Station Science April 04, 2013; 7:56 AM If nature is kind, the first detection of dark matter might be credited to the International Space Station soon. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment hangs on the side of the International Space Station, July 12, 2011. CREDIT: NASAToday (April 3), researchers announced the first science results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a $2 billion cosmic-ray particle detector mounted on the exterior of the football-field-size International Space Station. The instrument has observed a striking pattern of antimatter particles called positrons that may turn out to...
  • Reverse Terraforming (for Supervillains only)

    05/18/2012 10:41:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker
    Starts with a Bang ^ | 5/17/12 | Ethan Siegel
    "The Earth destroys its fools, but the intelligent destroy the Earth."-Khalid ibn al-Walid Usually, when we talk about terraforming, we think about taking a presently uninhabitable planet and making it suitable for terrestrial life. This means taking a world without an oxygen-rich atmosphere, with watery oceans, and without the means to sustain them, and to transform it into an Earth-like world. The obvious choice, when it comes to our Solar System, is Mars. (Image credit: Daein Ballard.) The red planet, after all, is not a total stranger to these conditions. On the contrary, for the first billion-and-a-half years of our...
  • Physicists 'record' magnetic breakthrough

    02/07/2012 10:44:06 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 2/7/12
    An international team of scientists has demonstrated a revolutionary new way of magnetic recording which will allow information to be processed hundreds of times faster than by current hard drive technology. The researchers found they could record information using only heat - a previously unimaginable scenario. They believe this discovery will not only make future magnetic recording devices faster, but more energy-efficient too. The results of the research, which was led by the University of York's Department of Physics, are reported in the February edition of Nature Communications. York physicist Thomas Ostler said: "Instead of using a magnetic field to...
  • IBM researchers make 12-atom magnetic memory bit

    01/13/2012 5:03:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/13/12 | BBC
    Researchers have successfully stored a single data bit in only 12 atoms. Currently it takes about a million atoms to store a bit on a modern hard-disk, the researchers from IBM say. They believe this is the world's smallest magnetic memory bit. According to the researchers, the technique opens up the possibility of producing much denser forms of magnetic computer memory than today's hard disk drives and solid state memory chips. "Roughly every two years hard drives become denser," research lead author Sebastian Loth told the BBC. "The obvious question to ask is how long can we keep going. And...
  • Brrr… New York City Expecting Earliest Significant Snowfall Since Civil War

    10/29/2011 12:17:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    gateway ^ | October 29, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    It must be global warming climate change. New York City is expecting its earliest snow storm since the Civil War.
  • Mercury's Fading Magnetic Field Fits Creation Model

    10/26/2011 8:44:02 AM PDT · by fishtank · 173 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 10-26-2011 | Brian Thomas
    Mercury's Fading Magnetic Field Fits Creation Model by Brian Thomas, M.S. | Oct. 26, 2011 Planets, including the earth, generate magnetic fields that encompass the space around them. Observations have shown that, like earth's, the planet Mercury's magnetic field is rapidly breaking down, and NASA's Messenger spacecraft confirmed that again earlier this year. If the planets in the solar system are billions of years old, why do these magnetic fields still exist? In 1974 and 1975, the Mariner 10 spacecraft measured Mercury's magnetic field strength with its onboard magnetometer and sent the data to earth. The astronomers analyzing the data...
  • Solar system edge 'bunches' in magnetic bubbles: NASA

    06/09/2011 8:41:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/9/11 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A pair of NASA probes wandering in deep space discovered that the outer edge of the solar system contains curious magnetic bubbles and is not smooth as previously thought, astronomers said Thursday. The NASA Voyager twin spacecraft, which launched in 1977, are currently exploring the furthest outlays of the heliosphere, where solar wind is slowed and warped by pressure from other forces in the galaxy, the US space agency said. "Because the sun spins, its magnetic field becomes twisted and wrinkled, a bit like a ballerina's skirt," said astronomer Merav Opher of Boston University. "Far, far away...
  • Using Magnets to Help Prevent Heart Attacks: Magnetic Field Can Reduce Blood Viscosity...

    06/08/2011 10:27:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 06-07-2011 | Staff + Temple University
    If a person's blood becomes too thick it can damage blood vessels and increase the risk of heart attacks. But a Temple University physicist has discovered that he can thin the human blood by subjecting it to a magnetic field. [snip] Because red blood cells contain iron, Tao has been able to reduce a person's blood viscosity by 20-30 percent by subjecting it to a magnetic field of 1.3 Telsa (about the same as an MRI) for about one minute. Tao and his collaborator tested numerous blood samples in a Temple lab and found that the magnetic field polarizes the...
  • Scientists' research warns humanity may be facing 'vortex of death' (Solar Doom)

    03/23/2011 1:51:54 PM PDT · by Dr. Sheldon Cooper · 83 replies
    Helium: Geology & Geophysics ^ | March 22, 2011 | by Terrence Aym
    Professor Raymond Wheeler, from the University of Kansas, at first almost stumbled into the frightening data. The connection was initially discovered by noted Russian scientist Alexander Chizhevsky during 1915: solar storms trigger conflict, wars and death. A vortex of death. Chizhevsky found after intense research that the rise and fall of solar activity—interacting with the earth's magnetic field—causes mass changes in human's perspective's, moods, emotions and behavioral patterns. All are affected by sunspots and solar flares. Building upon the Russian scholar's research, Wheeler applied a numerically weighted ranking system during the 1930s to separate wars and even individual battles assessing...