"Orange Sun Scintillating " http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap111115.html
In a historic sense, the field is weakening globally, although it should strengthen over the next couple of years, in reaction to the upcoming Solar Maximum. http://wdc.kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/igrf/anime/index.html http://www.megakastro.gr/weather_agro/s … lation.htm
What, me worry? No, after all; "2012: Killer Solar Flares Are a Physical Impossibility, Experts Say" http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 … 095550.htm
Magnetic North is above 85°N latitude. http://wdc.kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/poles/figs/pole_ns.gif
Strangely, the Southern magnetic pole is still north of 65°S latitude. http://wdc.kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/poles/figs/pole_ss.gif
The magnetic lines of force move outward from magnetic south. https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ … etic_field One would suspect that a large-enough antenna may collect enough current (through induction) for LED lighting???. NASA tried a tether in the mid-nineties (AFIR) on a Shuttle mission, to investigate power generation, yet the tether was lost when the cable attaching it burnt-through.
The increase in Exo-Solar Cosmic Rays passing through our weakening magnetic field could eventually....have an influence on our weather due to increased cloud formation.
I'm more concerned about people like this. http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20 … al-110803/
Seriously, do NOT try this at home, kids!
Preparing for the upcoming solar maximum could start with the realization that "Passive Surge-Protection" devices (such as power-bars) have a limited life-span & probably should be replaced at least once every 11 years (now would be a good time).
"Active Surge-Suppression" should protect the most sensitive systems, yet many include "Passive" components as well. Bear in mind that these components wreak havoc with PowerLine Networking Devices (connect direct-to-wall). Mind-you, PL networks turn Loomex wire in a household into a HF antenna! Long live CAT6 cabling!
Futurama did an episode recently with the Seed Vault of Svalbard in it. Not quite cold enough to hit 8.4GHz on a Bulldozer, though. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/17 … rclocking/ Gotta go, i'm sensing an impending Time-Code violation! 1101100111100101010101001111100000011.....*
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