The question of just how an ancient civilization—without the help of modern technology—moved the 2.5 ton stones that made up their famed pyramids has long plagued Egyptologists and mechanical engineers alike. But now, a team from the University of Amsterdam believes they’ve figured it out, even though the solution was staring them in the face all along. (more…)
Ok, so found a couple items I’ve added to the WeatherRoom, under the tab of Chasers.
First is TornadoChat, this is a good one you can find alot of folks following.
Next is a chaser map from SevereStudios.com. The PopUp Video streams is not working correctly but the warning and Animated Radar Loop is. I’ll look further into the Streams as I get a chance.
If there is MORE content I need to add here. Please let me know I’d love to add it.
We just activated a LIVE WeatherBlog. I’m looking at ways to add certain users to live realtime posts as well as adding certain twitter feeds to it as well. With it becoming that time of year where we keep our eyes on the weather. It may be a good time to get this going again. It can be found in the Weather slider under weather block.
UPDATE: The WeatherBlog has been pulled, from the weather room. It did not function as advertised.
During a casual game of golf in 2010, marine biologist Jerry Ault mentioned his latest research project to friend and colleague, Nick Shay. The two are professors at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, but their work rarely, if ever, overlaps. Ault tracks the behavior and migratory patterns of marine animals, while Shay studies the waters those animals inhabit. (more…)
New research suggests that the main system that helps determine the weather over Northern Europe and North America may be changing. (more…)
Imagine a world where your iPhone was out of juice and there wasn’t a Lightning cable for miles—wouldn’t it be great if you could just blow on your phone to bring it back to life?
Despite our best efforts, accurately predicting the weather remains about as easy as accurately predicting the next winning Powerball numbers. But with the installation of a new type of humidity sensor, the fleets of commercial passenger jets that inhabit our skies could soon provide meteorologists an unprecedented look at the sky—in real-time.
Analysts said it would happen. Professor Stephen Hawking said it should happen. And now it has. Peter Higgs, the man who first predicted the existence of the Higgs boson, or ‘God particle’, has been given a Nobel Prize for his efforts along with Belgian physicist Francois Englert. (more…)
An era of nighttime solar power is dawning in the U.S.
Arizona Public Service says plant developer Abengoa is now testing the Solana Generating Station, a massive solar thermal power plant that will be the first in the country to use cutting-edge heat storage technology to extend energy production into the evening hours.