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University of Missouri engineer Randy Curry and his team have developed a method of creating and controlling plasma that could revolutionize American energy generation and storage. Plasma is the fourth state of matter. The Sun is in a plasma state which is around 6,000 degrees K. The Plasma they are making is 7,700 K. Which is hotter than the sun. With those temperturers it opens up new possibilities for energy production and storage or superweapons whatever floats your boat.University of Missouri engineer Randy Curry and his team have developed a method of... more
Dark matter is in the news.
“Plasma phenomena are scalable. Their electrical and physical properties remain the same, independent of the size of the plasma.”
— Donald Scott, author of The Electric Sky
Plasma in space usually appears as a cloud of partially charged gas and dust. When clouds are in motion they become ionized. Clouds in relative motion induce electric currents within them. The currents generate magnetic fields that confine the plasma into coherent filaments known as Birkeland currents. The charged particles in the currents spiral along the resulting magnetic fields, appearing as electrical vortices. The forces between these spinning Birkeland currents pull them close together and wind them around each other into “plasma ropes”.
Birkeland currents squeeze galactic plasma into thin filaments that remain collimated over great distances. Light-years-long jets and so-called “radio lobes” can extend for many times a galaxy’s diameter, for example. A circuit is induced within any one galaxy that causes diffuse electric charge to flow from the galactic poles toward the galaxy’s equatorial plane and spiral into its nucleus.
The forces exerted by electrified plasma contained in the twisting filaments of Birkeland currents dominate the Universe. They circulate in a cosmic circuit that flows into our field of view and then out into the void with electromagnetic attraction between them that is billions of times more intense than gravity.
No doubt the universe is larger than what we can observe at this moment because more sensitive tools have continued to reveal greater depths. Out of those depths rise electrical explanations far superior to the centuries-old hypotheses conceived in a time when none of today’s observations were possible.
According to a recent press release, after Japanese scientists analyzed data from millions of galactic observations, the distribution of so-called “dark matter” throughout the Universe has been mapped. Computer simulations played the dominant role.
Indeed, computer simulations are all that is available to astrophysicists when it comes to dark matter. Minute differences in the models of some galaxies lead them to claim that unseen conglomerations of matter are “bending” space in a phenomenon called “gravitational lensing”. It is that lens effect that holds their hypothesis together. The intense gravity generated by the concentrations of invisible (or “dark”) matter is said to cause light rays from remote objects to bend as if seen through a lens. However, it is a “weak gravitational lensing” effect, so the slight variations can only be identified statistically.
As the press release states, Masataka Fukugita, Naoki Yoshida, and Shogo Masaki “…used very large computer simulations of cosmic structure formation to unfold various contributions to the projected [dark] matter distribution.”
Their mathematical inference is that only 4.5% of the matter in the Universe is normal or “baryonic” matter, while 22% is dark matter. It is often written in the popular press that dark matter makes up a significantly larger percentage of the Universe than normal matter. Accompanying that statement is usually a claim that “dark energy” makes up “75% of the rest of the Universe.” To anyone familiar with plasma physics, it is well known that plasma makes up 99.99% of the Universe. It is a fascinating convergence that the amount of gravitational mass invented to save conventional theories is the same as the ionized plasma that is overlooked.
Dark Matter is quackery. Electric Universe Theory is science. 99% of the universe is plasma.Dark matter is in the news. “Plasma phenomena are scalable. Their electrical... more
Was US Spy Drone Captured by Iranian Flying Saucer? - interview with Iranian nuclear engineer Mehran Tavakoli KesheAn United States advanced militairy drone, spying above Iran territory in no-fly zone, was captured by Iran on the date of December 4th 2011. The drone was not crashed, not shot out of the air, but safely captured by an Iranian aircraft, based on Keshe technology. Obama asked polite to get their drone back. Mehran Tavakoli Keshe, an Iranian scientist and engineer, claims that an Iranian flying saucer technology he developed was used to capture the Sentinel drone about which the mainstream media has been reporting. Does Iran have a space program more advanced than NASA's? http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/your-details/43060-was-us-spy-drone-captured-by-iranian-flying-saucerAn United States advanced militairy drone, spying above Iran territory in no-fly zone,... more
Los Angeles Times...
A meeting of hearts if not minds
Some Jehovah's Witnesses with leukemia turn to an atheist Cedars-Sinai doctor who respects their refusal to accept blood transfusions.
Dr. Michael Lill examines Jehovah's Witness leukemia patient Christina Blouvan-Cervantes, 27, while her husband, Andres Cervantes, 21, observes during a weekly checkup at Cedars-Sinai's outpatient cancer center.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times / January 10, 2012)
By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
February 2, 2012
Christina Blouvan-Cervantes had been battling aggressive leukemia when her blood count plummeted and she landed in the emergency room in Fresno. Her doctors told her a blood transfusion was her only hope. But her faith wouldn't allow her to receive one.
So she turned to one of the only doctors who could possibly keep her alive: a committed atheist who views her belief system as wholly irrational.
Dr. Michael Lill, head of the blood and marrow transplant program at Cedars-Sinai's Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, is a last recourse for Jehovah's Witnesses with advanced leukemia.
They arrive at Lill's door out of desperation and a desire to live. Many specialists decline to treat them because of their biblically centered refusal to accept blood transfusions, a mainstay of conventional care for the cancer.
Lill thinks their refusal is risky and illogical but nevertheless has devised a way to treat them that accommodates their religious convictions.
Despite his belief that God doesn't exist, he has become a hero to many devout believers.
"We don't care if he believes in God or not," said David Goldfarb, chairman of the Los Angeles-area Hospital Liaison Committee for the Jehovah's Witnesses. "What we really believe in is, 'Are you a skilled and great doctor … and can you respect our belief system?'"
Lill, a 52-year-old Australian native, said ideological differences between doctor and patient are beside the point.
"Just because someone makes a decision which I would view as the wrong decision … doesn't mean at that point in time I say, 'No, I am not going to look after you anymore,' " he said. "I try and treat people's religious beliefs with respect."
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Inhaling streams of electrically charged gas could provide a cure for the common cold,
research has shown. Scientists have discovered that a stream of matter known as cold
plasma can deactivate viruses similar to those that cause the common cold.
link:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8933125/Plasma-could-cure-the-common-cold.htmlInhaling streams of electrically charged gas could provide a cure for the common cold,... more
May 31, 2011
Consensus opinions state that a star in the latter stages of its life will undergo violent upheavals as its supply of hydrogen fuel diminishes and the "ash" of heavier elements accumulates in its core.
Before stars reach the final white dwarf stage in their evolution, it is thought that disequilibrium caused by the fusion of heavier nuclei causes them to eject vast quantities of matter—they "slough off" their outer layers. It is thought that the expanding cloud of dust and gas is illuminated by the senescent star at its center, and it is that reflected light that astronomers detect.
Nebulae come in all shapes and sizes: round, elliptical, interlocking rings, or nested cylinders, sometimes with long tendrils and symmetrical hourglass shapes, such as in the image of Henize 3-1475 at the top of the page. According to conventional theories, such features are the result of shock waves, or stellar winds blowing off the parent star crashing into the slower material ahead of them.
In the case of the Garden Sprinkler Nebula, the unmistakable appearance of twisting Birkeland current filaments is clearly visible bisecting the center of the image. The overall configuration is an hourglass, with braided filaments, and the shapes within the nebula correspond to the filaments, helices, and pillars that electrical discharge in plasmas creates.
In the laboratory, plasma forms cells separated by thin walls of opposite charge called double layers. Could separation of charges also take place in nebulae? That question might require centuries to answer, since the only way to detect a double layer in space is by flying a probe through one. However, everywhere in our own Solar System cellular structures separated by double layers abound: the Sun's heliosphere, comet tails, and magnetospheres are all examples of charge separation in plasma.
ESO astronomers have a different viewpoint: 'To produce a jet, you require some sort of nozzle mechanism. So far, these theoretical "nozzles" remain hidden by dust that obscures our view of the centers of planetary nebulae'.
Electric discharges through plasma clouds form double layers along the current axis. Positive charge builds up on one side and negative charge on the other side of this "sheath." An electric field develops between the sides, and if enough current is applied the sheath glows, otherwise it is invisible. Electric currents flow within and across the sheaths.
Electric sheaths that are normally invisible are "pumped" with additional energy from Birkeland currents in which they are immersed. Electromagnetic forces draw matter from the surrounding space into filaments. The electrical power pushes them into "glow mode."
Prevailing astronomical theories do not provide a mechanism that can form nebular clouds and their energetic emissions. They do not know how stars “eject” their outer layers or how lobes of matter speed from their polar axes. The reason for that lack of understanding is that nebulae are not composed of inert gas, cold or hot, but of plasma.
According to Electric Universe theory, bipolar formations are not puzzling or surprising. Rather, they are readily explicable and expected. From nebula to galaxy, hourglass configurations are one signature of electric currents flowing through the aforementioned plasma.
Stephen SmithMay 31, 2011 Consensus opinions state that a star in the latter stages of its life... more
A video reading of the associated article which gives compelling evidence against the theory of magnetic reconnection based on the work of a Nobel prize winning physicist.A video reading of the associated article which gives compelling evidence against the... more
The video details how scientists engage in academic suppression on Wikipedia.
Scientists may have found a way to treat infections that works better than antibiotics. The solution is not another drug, but a feat of physics: cold plasma.
Before you ask whether that is an oxymoron, let me explain. Cold here is not cold in the Arctic sense; rather the opposite of scalding hot. Plasma -- an ionized gas sometimes called the fourth state of matter -- typically exists at thousands of degrees Celsius, and hot plasmas are regularly used to sterilizing surgical equipment.
Cold plasmas are closer to room temperatures. And only recently have researchers been able to make plasmas at a steady 35 to 40 degrees Celsius and at atmospheric pressure. This is cold enough to touch safely -- watch this woman on YouTube run her finger beneath a cold plasma flame.
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It will also kill AIDS and Cancer, but there's no money in a cheap cure. That's why its been suppressed ever since Dr. Royal Rife discovered the cure in 1934 (look it up).Scientists may have found a way to treat infections that works better than... more
It may look like any average building but behind closed doors could lie the answer to safe renewable energy of the future. Here at the National Ignition Facility in Livermore California, scientists are aiming to build the world's first sustainable fusion reactor by 'creating a miniature star on Earth'. Following a series of key experiments over the last few weeks, the £2.2 billion project has inched a little closer to its goal of igniting a workable fusion reaction by 2012. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/your-details/11685-creating-a-miniature-star-on-earthIt may look like any average building but behind closed doors could lie the answer to... more
The BBC post reports on the 7th November the Large Hadron Collider successfully re created a mini big bang within a controlled environment. It is stated the experiment which smashed lead ions created temperatures hotter than the centre of the sun and is hoped will reveal more data about plasma.
"At these temperatures even protons and neutrons, which make up the nuclei of atoms, melt resulting in a hot dense soup of quarks and gluons known as a quark-gluon plasma."
Quarks and gluons are sub-atomic particles - some of the building blocks of matter. In the state known as quark-gluon plasma, they are freed of their attraction to one another. This plasma is believed to have existed just after the Big Bang."-BBC
The next step after this collision is to smash protons.The BBC post reports on the 7th November the Large Hadron Collider successfully re... more
Today, the scientists running the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at the Large Hadron Collider reported some of the first signs of unexpected physics happening at the LHC. After tracking the particles that have spilled out of some collisions, the CMS collaboration has detected a correlation among the angles at which many of them escape the collision. This sort of behavior has been seen before, but only in heavy ion collisions, and the initial report is cautious about trying to draw a specific connection between the two. But, if the results hold up, they may tell us something about the internal structure of the proton, and where most of its mass comes from.
Heavy ion collisions, like those produced in Brookhaven's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, cause the particles that normally inhabit the nucleus to break down. Instead of a collection of protons and neutrons, their internal components—quarks and gluons—exist in a fluid-like state that is termed a quark-gluon plasma. This plasma is short lived, but it lasts long enough for the particles that fly out of it engage in interactions that link the angles at which they exit the plasma.Today, the scientists running the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at the Large Hadron... more
PHOTO CAPTION: An extreme ultraviolet image from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory shows Monday's solar activity on the sun. Watch a video explaining the filament and the flare that were ejected from the sun on Sunday.
Alan Boyle writes: The first wave of stormy weather from the sun hit Earth today, setting the stage for slightly brighter northern lights tonight - but a bigger light show is expected on Thursday, when the second wave is due to hit.
Both waves were set off on Sunday, when a solar flare and a whooshing magnetic filament erupted on the sun, as seen in a series of images from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center, based in Colorado, say those two events sent two distinct waves of electrically charged particles toward Earth.
The first wave, sparked by the flare, began sweeping over our planet's magnetosphere at about 1 p.m. ET today and peaked at 3:30 p.m., based on real-time satellite readings of the proton flux. The arrival was heralded by elevated readings from the Advanced Composition Explorer satellite, or ACE. "We can see it hitting the ACE satellite even as we speak," Doug Biesecker, a spokesman for the Space Weather Prediction Center, told me today.
Biesecker said the relatively low-level magnetic disturbance may have caused some power-grid fluctuations and some weirdness for high-accuracy navigation systems, but he didn't expect the event to have any impact for "the average person on the street."
So how about tonight's auroral displays?
"It bodes well for folks in Canada, at least," he told me. "The strength of this storm is such that it's unlikely that people in the U.S. will have much of a chance. Except Alaska. They always have a chance."
Observers in northern Europe and Asia could conceivably have an advantage because their peak observing hours (midnight to dawn) are closer to the peak hours for geomagnetic activity. And Biesecker acknowledged that auroral displays could be more widespread than he and his colleagues expect.
Even if the northern lights can't be seen from your locale, it's still worth checking out the night sky, particularly if you can get away from city lights. After sunset, you can check out the planetary triangle that's forming in western skies. After midnight, you might spot some shooting stars, part of the buildup for this month's Perseid meteor shower. Before sunrise, you could catch the International Space Station as it flies overhead.
The forecast for northern lights is better for Thursday, when space weather forecasters expect another wave of particles from the filament ejection to hit Earth's magnetic field. The second wave is projected to have more of an effect than the first one. "It's a case of priming the pump with the first one," Biesecker explained. "The second one can do a little bit more than it could on its own."
There's a good chance of seeing an aurora from Michigan's Upper Peninsula and the northern parts of Minnesota and North Dakota. In fact, folks across the northern tier of the United States, from Maine and upstate New York to Washington state, could be well-placed to see rippling waves of reddish or greenish light in the sky.
Aurora-seeking skywatchers in the Carolinas or Georgia are likely to be disappointed, but you never know. Space weather forecasters, like your typical TV meteorologists, don't always nail their predictions 100 percent. Keep an eye on the three-hour Kp index (5 or higher is good for seeing the northern lights, but not so good for satellites).
Update for 5:09 p.m. ET Aug. 3: Here's another take on the aurora-viewing outlook from Christine Pulliam at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
"We'll have multiple opportunities for a display of the Northern Lights over the next two days. The latest word from the solar scientists is that the sun erupted not just once, but four times. All four coronal mass ejections are headed toward Earth.
"Space weather forecasts are even more challenging than regular weather forecasts. Dr. Leon Golub says a coronal mass ejection is like a hurricane: It's large and fuzzy, and doesn't always move at the same speed. Currently, the estimated arrival times are:
Wednesday, Aug. 4 - 3 a.m. EDT
Wednesday, Aug. 4 - 1 p.m. EDT (aurorae not visible in daylight)
Wednesday, Aug. 4 - 8 p.m. EDT
Thursday, Aug. 5 - 2 a.m. EDT
"Any one of these events may or may not generate an aurora. It depends on details like magnetic field orientation. If the magnetic field in the oncoming solar plasma is directed opposite Earth's magnetic field, the result could be spectacular aurorae. If the fields line up, the coronal mass ejection could slide past our planet with nary a ripple.
"Viewing tips: No fancy equipment is needed to see the Northern Lights. You should seek a viewing location with dark skies, as far from city lights as possible. Then, look to the north. An aurora appears as a ghostly sheen of light, colored green or red, that slowly shimmers and undulates over time. An aurora can disappear within minutes or last for hours."
Update for 8:30 p.m. ET Aug. 3: One of the puzzles surrounding the sun has to do with the extended period of low activity during the most recent 11-year solar cycle. Why was the sun quiet for so long? An analysis just now being published in Geophysical Research Letters suggests an answer: The sun's conveyor belt took an unusually meandering course, stretching out the solar cycle. The solar conveyor belt transports super-hot plasma around the sun, much as Earth's ocean conveyor belt transports water and heat around our planet. Usually the flow gets no closer to the poles than 60 degrees latitude, but during solar cycle 23, the flow went all the way to the poles. Computer simulations showed that a stretched-out conveyor belt could stretch out the cycle's duration.PHOTO CAPTION: An extreme ultraviolet image from the Solar and Heliospheric... more
An innovative plasma rocket being built as a spare for one heading to the International Space Station may have a space mission of its own: visiting an asteroid.
link:http://news.discovery.com/space/plasma-rocket-asteroid-mission.htmlAn innovative plasma rocket being built as a spare for one heading to the... more
The giant ALICE detector is already underway at CERN, and researchers are scrambling to add an electromagnetic calorimeter to capture jet-quenching, the newest way to look inside the quark-gluon plasma — the hot, dense state of matter that filled the earliest universe, which the Large Hadron Collider will soon recreate by slamming lead nuclei into one another. ...... http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=165:meet-alice-new-cerns-giant-detector&catid=29:the-cms&Itemid=20The giant ALICE detector is already underway at CERN, and researchers are scrambling... more
A Nova Scotia company that builds transmitters for radio stations is helping develop a new plasma rocket engine that could cut a trip to Mars down to just 40 days.
Nautel Ltd. of Hacketts Cove has partnered with a Texas rocket company, Ad Astra, to build a radio-frequency amplifier for a new plasma rocket engine.
The radio waves from the amplifier heat gas, such as argon or xenon, into plasm as hot as the surface of the sun. The rocket then uses a series of magnets to propel the plasma out of the rocket at incredible speeds.
Rather than the short, explosive blast seen in chemical rocket engines, plasma rockets provide a continuous, high-speed stream of hot gas that could accelerate a spacecraft to Mars over a period of weeks.
Such a spacecraft would then turn its plasma engines toward its destination and fire them in the opposite direction to slow down.
Plasma rockets aren't suitable for getting a spaceship from Earth into space, but once in space, a spaceship using plasma propulsion could reach Mars in 40 days, a trip that could currently last up to two years.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bba_1264267430A Nova Scotia company that builds transmitters for radio stations is helping develop a... more
Cerberus Capital: Literally Blood-Sucking the Poor to Make Their Billions | Corporate AccountabilityHow one company made $1.8 billion by paying peanuts to human plasma donors and then manipulated the market by restricting supply to the desperately ill.How one company made $1.8 billion by paying peanuts to human plasma donors and then... more