Tag Archives: Air Force Research Laboratory

Making ball lightning

From the American Chemical Society New insights into the 1-in-a-million lightning called ‘ball lightning’ One of the rare scientific reports on the rarest form of lightning — ball lightning — describes better ways of producing this mysterious phenomenon under the … Continue reading

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Extreme irony – EPA rules shut down the mother of all weather conspiracy theories

This just in: Nutballs despressed worldwide, no more harping about HAARP controlling the weather or climate? From the American Radio Relay League: The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) — a subject of fascination for many hams and the … Continue reading

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NASA to fly ‘green’ rockets

I have to wonder if this is a good idea, what with so many other green ventures not living up to expectations, this might actually end up getting people killed if it isn’t fully tested before making it into the … Continue reading

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Solar Activity – Past, Present, Future

Essay/paper by Dr. Leif Svalgaard Abstract As our civilization depends increasingly on space-borne assets and on a delicate and vulnerable earth-bound infrastructure, solar activity and its potential impact becomes of increasing importance and relevance. In his famous paper on the … Continue reading

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“All three of these lines of research to point to the familiar sunspot cycle shutting down for a while.”

I’ve managed to get a copy of the official press release provided by the Southwest Research Institute Planetary Science Directorate to MSM journalists, for today’s stunning AAS announcement and it is reprinted in full here: WHAT’S DOWN WITH THE SUN? … Continue reading

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