Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
March 17, 2010
My last few posts have described a new method for quantifying the average Urban Heat Island (UHI) warming effect as a function of population density, using thousands of pairs of temperature measuring stations within 150 km of each other. The...
Mars Express encountered Phobos last night, smoothly skimming past at just 42 miles (67 kilometers), the closest any man-made object has ever approached Mars' enigmatic moon. The data collected could help unlock the origin of not just Phobos but other "second generation" moons.
Something is not...
New observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory provide evidence for powerful winds blowing away from the vicinity of a supermassive black hole in a nearby galaxy. This discovery indicates that "average" supermassive black holes may play an important role in the evolution of the galaxies...
Using entire galaxies as lenses to look at other galaxies, researchers have a new precise way to measure the size and age of the universe and how rapidly it is expanding, on a par with other techniques. The measurement determines a value for the Hubble constant, which indicates the size of the...
Earth-like planet may arise in a nearby star
February 2, 2010
Turbulent binary star systems, such as Alpha Centauri, Earth-like planets can be maintained.
Scientists claims based on new computer models. Alpha Centauri is only four light years away from Earth and is the nearest star after...
Friday, January 8th, 2010
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) has warned against regulators over reacting in the wake of the recent terrorist attempt on a Delta Air Lines passenger aircraft bound for the USA.
“It takes real political maturity to remain...
December 6, 2010
There are two types of scanners we will have to endure at the airport; the millimeter-wave scanner and the ‘backscatter’ X-ray scanner. Both emit ‘high-energy’ radiation and are dangerous.
Body scanners have revolutionized the practice of medicine and has...
Solar physicists attempting to unlock the mysteries of the solar corona have found another piece of the puzzle by observing the Sun's outer atmosphere during eclipses.
Ground-based observations reveal the first images of the solar corona in the near-infrared emission line of highly ionized...
London Student in Plane Bomb Bid
Friday, December 25, 2009
A LONDON student claiming to work for al-Qaeda tried to blow up a Christmas Day flight, FBI sources claimed last night.
The man who was travelling from Nigeria, tried to ignite a “powdery substance” on a flight from...
PARIS (AFP) – Astronomers have discovered a new Earth-like planet that is larger than our own and may be more than half covered with water, according to a study published Wednesday in the science journal Nature.
The so-called "super Earth" is about 42 light years away in another solar system...
Astronomers announced today that they have discovered a "super-Earth" orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth. They found the distant planet with a small fleet of ground-based telescopes no larger than those many amateur astronomers have in their backyards. Although the super-Earth...
Herschel satellite measuring chemical composition of celestial objects
Saturday, November 28, 2009
The European Space Agency ESA has presented a spectacular of measurements obtained with the infrared satellite Herschel. This satellite is equipped with several more known spectrometers that...
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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A rumor is circulating on various web...
Tuesday, Nov 17th, 2009
Rob Kirby seems like a fairly respectable fellow. But I am thoroughly agnostic about Kirby’s claim that a large portion of the world’s gold has been cut with tungsten. Big claims require big evidence, and I haven’t seen it yet.
True, as Mike Hewitt...
Signs of very advanced ET civilization in Andromeda Galaxy
Quantized vortices from Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies show signs of very advanced extraterrestrial civilization
Scientists are finding first signs of computationally verifiable prove of the existence of very advanced...
Brain surgeon Dr Charlie Teo warns against mobiles, home appliances
By Cheryl Critchley
October 28, 2009 02:00am
Dr Charlie Teo, from Channel 7's Last Chance Surgery, says it's better to avoid electro-magnetic radiation / Supplied
BRAIN cancer surgeon Charlie Teo has urged...
New Message from Matthew
October 19, 2009 - New Message from Matthew
October 19, 2009
With loving greetings, this is Matthew speaking on behalf of all souls at this station. You have been waiting a very, very long time—far longer than you are consciously aware—for the momentous occasion on...
Spot On Discovered Dwarf Planet Haumea Shows Up With minerals And Organics life.
September 28, 2009
ScienceDaily (Sep. 26, 2009) - A dark red area on the discovered dwarf planet Haumea appears to be richer in minerals and organic compounds than the surrounding icy surface.
The confirmation of the nature of CoRoT-7b as the first rocky planet outside our solar system marks a significant step forward in the search for earth-like exoplanets. The detection by CoRoT (Convection ROtation and planetary Transits) and follow-up radial velocity measurements with the High...
The point is Without Fear For His (interview Patricia Cori)
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Patricia Cori (1952) is one of the keynote speakers at the Frontier Symposium on November 7. A good opportunity for an interview and told her about her latest book, Where Dwell Pharaohs, Atlantis, crop...
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