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The Electric Universe (Video 10min) - electricity and magnetism as a predominant force in galaxies, stars, planets and comets

A brief introduction to some aspects of Plasma Cosmology, and the role electricity plays here on Earth.

More information can be found in the fantastic 1hr documentary on Plasma Cosmology, "Thunderbolts of the Gods".

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AUA7XS0TvA

 

Also check out these websites for more information!

http://www.holoscience.com
http://www.thunderbolts.info (and the forum!)
http://www.plasmacosmology.net


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The electric hypothesis of the universe makes much more sense in my opinion than the nuclear furnace/gravity hypothesis promoted by mainstream science.

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Federal Climate Change Lawsuit | Our Children's Trust

Federal Climate Change Lawsuit | Our Children's Trust | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it
April 8, 2016

VICTORY IN LANDMARK CLIMATE CASE!
FEDERAL COURT AFFIRMS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF KIDS AND DENIES MOTIONS OF GOVERNMENT AND FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY IN YOUTH’S LANDMARK CLIMATE CHANGE CASE

U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin of the federal District Court in Eugene, OR, decided in favor of 21 young Plaintiffs, and Dr. James Hansen on behalf of future generations, in their landmark constitutional climate change case brought against the federal government and the fossil fuel industry. The Court’s ruling is a major victory for the 21 youth Plaintiffs, ages 8-19, from across the U.S. in what Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein call the “most important lawsuit on the planet right now.” These plaintiffs sued the federal government for violating their constitutional rights to life, liberty and property, and their right to essential public trust resources, by permitting, encouraging, and otherwise enabling continued exploitation, production, and combustion of fossil fuels.
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6 African Countries Targeted For Malaria Eradication By 2020

6 African Countries Targeted For Malaria Eradication By 2020 | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it
Nine out of 10 people who died from malaria in 2015 came from sub-Saharan Africa but in countries where it is being eradicated, aid to fight the disease is decreasing as other threats like Ebola take center stage.

The World Health Organization says six African countries could be free of the mosquito-borne disease by the end of 2020, according to a WHO report published today to mark World Malaria Day.

In 2015, 214 million people suffered from malaria and 438,000 died from it — 90 percent of them in sub-Saharan Africa.

Half the world’s countries have wiped out malaria, and the World Health Organization reports a 71 percent drop in mortality for African children under 5 years, CNN reported.
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Pacific Fisher Denied Protection Under the Endangered Species Act

Pacific Fisher Denied Protection Under the Endangered Species Act | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it
Environmental groups led by the Center for Biological Diversity said the agency's decision not to list the Pacific fisher was "politically driven" and not based on the best available science.

“The politically driven reversal of proposed protection for the fisher is the latest example of the Fish and Wildlife Service kowtowing to the wishes of industry,” said Tanya Sanerib, an attorney at the center. “Fishers may be tough enough to prey on porcupines, but they need Endangered Species Act protection to survive.”
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Massive Fracking Burnoff Can Be Seen From Outer Space

Massive Fracking Burnoff Can Be Seen From Outer Space | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it
A reporter for NPR discovered a strange new light (see circled area above) where there used to be only North Dakota grassland.  The light is produced by a massive 15,000 square mile area of fracking natural gas flareoffs produced by over 150 companies who have determined that it's cheaper to burn-off about 29% of the natural gas that is produced by their oil wells.  
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'The Biggest Ongoing Disaster in the United States You Haven't Heard Of'

'The Biggest Ongoing Disaster in the United States You Haven't Heard Of' | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it
One night in August 2012, after months of unexplained seismic activity and mysterious bubbling on the bayou, a sinkhole opened up on a plot of land leased by the petrochemical company Texas Brine, forcing an immediate evacuation of Bayou Corne's 350 residents—an exodus that still has no end in sight. Last week, Louisiana filed a lawsuit against the company and the principal landowner, Occidental Chemical Corporation, for damages stemming from the cavern collapse.
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The Secret About Innovation

If you have anything innovative that is actually worthwhile there are only two ways to protect its value.

Keep it as a trade secret
If possible file for patent protection


Blogging it, speaking at a conference about it or even speaking to someone on the phone about it (outside of a non-disclosure agreement) means your innovative idea is free to be changed slightly and copied or, probably more likely, copied outright with no attribution to you or your company.

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Thriving since 1960, my garden in a bottle: Seedling sealed in its own ecosystem and watered just once in 53 years

Thriving since 1960, my garden in a bottle: Seedling sealed in its own ecosystem and watered just once in 53 years | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it
Gardener David Latimer, from Cranleigh, Surrey, first planted his bottle garden in 1960 and finally sealed it tightly shut 12 years later as an experiment - and it's still going strong.

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Nice biosphere!

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Interesting ideas.
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GOP Grouse About Bird They Falsely Claim Can Cripple World’s Largest Military

GOP Grouse About Bird They Falsely Claim Can Cripple World’s Largest Military | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it
Much like the male sage-grouse who puff up their chest and fan out their starburst tails, Republican men in Congress created a big flap by claiming the bird’s habitat is used for military training and labeled efforts to protect it as “environmental extremism”.
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Single Bronze Age 'King' Responsible For Half of Western European Men

Single Bronze Age 'King' Responsible For Half of Western European Men | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it

It’s good to be the king. One man, thought to be a monarch, used his potent baby batter to change the course of history four thousand years ago, after scientists discovered a genetic link to half of all men with western European heritage living today.


Coming out of the Stone Age, the chieftain and his descendants controlled the population and reproduction through a new hierarchical system of powerful elites which, much like his bloodline, continues to this day.

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Stop Nestlé From Sucking Strawberry Creek Dry

Stop Nestlé From Sucking Strawberry Creek Dry | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it
Under a permit that's been expired since 1988, Nestlé sucks 68,000 gallons of water a day from Strawberry Creek in California's San Bernardino National Forest -- a precious waterway that's home to rare and endangered fish, amphibians and birds. But Nestlé's diversions are putting the creek at risk: Its water levels are at record lows.

The Center for Biological Diversity and partners sued the U.S. Forest Service over Nestlé's expired permit to force the Service to conduct the environmental impact analysis the creek needs. In response the agency finally started a permit-renewal process -- but it's proposing to let Nestlé continue piping water out of the forest while the environmental impact studies are conducted. And that's not good enough.
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At The Age of 15 She Invented Building Material From Indian Rice Waste

At The Age of 15 She Invented Building Material From Indian Rice Waste | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it

"After seeing the environmental hazards that burning rice waste was causing at her family farm in North India, then-15 year old Bisman Deu saw an opportunity to create something useful, and developed an environmentally sustainable building material out of the farm’s biggest waste product.


She’s 18 now, and finishing school in Chandigarh, but Deu is on a journey with her product, Green Wood, as it becomes more relevant now than ever before..."


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Atmospheric Water Generators DUBAI-Earth in Crisis

Atmospheric Water Generators DUBAI-UAE (AWG) market size is expected to reach USD 9.3 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 37.4% from 2015 to 2022
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Energy Mafia Is On Its Knees: Australia First To Receive Ocean Wave Generated Zero-Emission Electricity | Christina Sarich | TruthTheory

Energy Mafia Is On Its Knees: Australia First To Receive Ocean Wave Generated Zero-Emission Electricity | Christina Sarich | TruthTheory | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it

The world is in desperate need of alternative energy, and Australia just rode the wave, quite literally, into a new energy paradigm.


Using the Perth Wave Energy Project’s CETO 5 wave energy generators developed by Carnegie Wave Energy Limited, the movement of the ocean is creating renewable, sustainable energy – which can even be used to make potable water through desalinization.

For now, the CETO 5 wave generator is being used to provide energy to a nearby naval base, but future installments of the electricity-generating technology are in planning stages. 3 CETO units channeling energy from the ocean are plugged into a power grid for 14000 cumulative hours of energy.


Click headline to read more, access hot links, view graphic and watch video clip--


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Why There's No Such Thing As 'Ethical' Leather - Eco Warrior Princess

Why There's No Such Thing As 'Ethical' Leather - Eco Warrior Princess | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it
I have a confession to make: I still wear leather.

I’m vegetarian for personal ethical reasons, and have given up eating red meat and white meat.

But still in my possession are at least 20 fashion items all made from genuine leather.

Hypocritical much? Before you judge, here’s my story…
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Killer Airwaves: Russia Starts Trial of Electromagnetic Warfare System

Killer Airwaves: Russia Starts Trial of Electromagnetic Warfare System | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it
Solutions realized in the new complex ensure secure suppression of any existing and perspective airborne electronic equipment, making it impossible for the aircrafts and satellites to proceed with their missions.

It uses brand-new algorithms of electronic jamming with expanded combat capabilities and modernized command module design. The complex consists of multiple jamming modules exercising long-range impact on enemy command system with a powerful and complex digital signal.

“We’ve created multichannel information transmission system ensuring simultaneous electronic jamming of various systems,” KRET’s representative said.
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So all of our military hardware is obsolete.....
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Cartoon: Smokey the Climate Scientist

It always amazes me that climate deniers can still call global warming a hoax when looking at hotter temperatures, dying forests and increasing wildfires. Millions of burning acres are a little more obvious to most than calving glaciers or seas rising by centimeters. 
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NASA creates incredible video to illustrate the role of CO2 in climate change around the world

NASA creates incredible video to illustrate the role of CO2 in climate change around the world | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it
NASA has released an amazing new video: A Year in the Life of Earth's CO2 . It brilliantly illustrates how carbon dioxide travels around the world. The mesmerizing computer model makes it crysta
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Calls for Urgent Response to Environmental Disaster in Vietnam - New America Media

Calls for Urgent Response to Environmental Disaster in Vietnam - New America Media | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it
Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Apr 25, 2016
 Tons of dead fish have been washing up on the shores of central provinces. Photo courtesy Tuoi Tre.

The Vietnamese government is under pressure to take decisive action as the scale of the environmental disaster off the central coast becomes apparent.

Tonnes of dead fish have washed up on hundreds of kilometres of coastline, from Ha Tinh to Hue, after what is suspected to have been a mass leak of toxic chemicals from an industrial plant.

The government has yet to determine the cause of the contamination but says it expects to come up with an answer by the end of the week.
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Bolivia's Indigenous People Join Fight to Save Gran Chaco Wilderness

Bolivia's Indigenous People Join Fight to Save Gran Chaco Wilderness | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it

 
Only from Cerro Colorado – a rocky outcrop that rears vertiginously over the treetops – is it possible to make out the vastness of the Gran Chaco as it stretches from this corner of Bolivia beyond the horizon into Paraguay. This enormous swath of dry forest and scrubland, where every plant or tree bears thorns, is South America's second largest wilderness after the Amazon rainforest.

The Gran Chaco is threatened on all sides: Mennonite cattle ranchers have bought up large tracts in Paraguay and Brazilian farmers looking for cheap land for their soy crops have flooded across the border.

The quarter of it that lies in Bolivia is the best preserved, but even its habitats have been disrupted by a gas pipeline and military operations against drug traffickers, whose camps have been spotted in the 34,000 sq km (13,000 sq miles) of Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco national park. Bigger than Belgium, it is Bolivia's largest national park.

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Extraordinary Heat Wave Sweeps Southeast Asia and Points Beyond | Weather Extremes

Extraordinary Heat Wave Sweeps Southeast Asia and Points Beyond | Weather Extremes | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it
What is most likely the most intense heat wave ever observed in Southeast Asia has been ongoing for the past several weeks. All-time national heat records have been observed in Cambodia, Laos, and (almost) in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam. Meanwhile extreme heat has resulted in all-time record high temperatures in the Maldives, India, China, and portions of Africa as well. Here are the details.
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Cool as Ice: Newly-Discovered Lake in Antarctica May Hold Prehistoric Life

Cool as Ice: Newly-Discovered Lake in Antarctica May Hold Prehistoric Life | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it
A newly discovered lake in Antarctica, sealed off from the outside world for millions of years, could hold previously-undiscovered life, scientists believe.
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If You Think These Are Just “Contrails” Think Again – Here’s What They Really Are

If You Think These Are Just “Contrails” Think Again – Here’s What They Really Are | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it
Most would agree that the Earth has been experiencing extreme shifts in its climatic system for a number of years, and many factors seem to be involved.

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At The Age of 15 She Invented Building Material From Indian Rice Waste

At The Age of 15 She Invented Building Material From Indian Rice Waste | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it

"After seeing the environmental hazards that burning rice waste was causing at her family farm in North India, then-15 year old Bisman Deu saw an opportunity to create something useful, and developed an environmentally sustainable building material out of the farm’s biggest waste product.


She’s 18 now, and finishing school in Chandigarh, but Deu is on a journey with her product, Green Wood, as it becomes more relevant now than ever before..."


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Pedal powered farms and factories: the forgotten future of the stationary bicycle

Pedal powered farms and factories: the forgotten future of the stationary bicycle | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it
If we boost the research on pedal powered technology - trying to make up for seven decades of lost opportunities - and steer it in the right direction, pedals and cranks could make an important contribution to running a post-carbon society that maint

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in-depth review of pedal power potential with many examples

the focus is on multi-purposes pedal power projects such as
and the Human Powered Flywheel Motor that can can deliver much more power than the person who operates it

It also explores the potential of cable cultivation, a principle in which the motive power for plowing (or harrowing, cultivating, seeding and hay raking) is stationary and only the tool moves across the field along a cable - preventing compacting of the soil.
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King's Way

King's Way | Natural History, Environment, Science, and Technology | Scoop.it
Milky Way rising over King Rock.
Made from a 180 seconds exposure for the foreground and a 5 stack milky way.
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