Magnetic Pole Shift May Close Airports

Magnetic Pole Shift May Close Airports

Permalink The recent changes at Tampa Bay International Airport regarding magnetic pole re-calibration and runway closure, chart alignment and runway number paint, could become a normal procedure for airports across the land. As an example nearby Peter O’Knight Airport is also scheduling similar changes at their facility. It’s no surprise to many people that the…

How Big are Volcano Magma Chambers?

How Big are Volcano Magma Chambers?

Permalink Remember that volcano that disrupted European air traffic for a few weeks during April, 2010? Have any idea how big its magma chamber would be if it were shaped like a sphere? Volcanoes are rated on a scale called the Volcanic Explosivity Index, or VEI. The VEI scale ranges from 1 to 8, and…

Security Tips at Home, Work, and On-The-Road

Security Tips at Home, Work, and On-The-Road

Permalink Given the recent forecast from trends researcher Gerald Celente who believes that crime will soon be going up, Crime Wave 2011, you might ask, “What can I do to prevent crime near me, or to avoid being a victim of crime?” Assess the situation where you live, where you work, and while out and…

How SDO captures images of the Sun – Solar Dynamic Observatory

How SDO captures images of the Sun – Solar Dynamic Observatory

Permalink The upcoming solar cycle maximum is due to peak during 2012 and 2013. We will be seeing more and more images of the sun as an increasing number of sunspots, solar flares, and CME’s (coronal mass ejection) get our attention and make the news over the next few years. Given the interest of this…

15 Interesting Facts about the Sun

15 Interesting Facts about the Sun

Permalink As interest heightens while we approach the next 11-year solar cycle maximum during 2012 – 2013, Interesting facts about the sun   The sun has three layers, Radiative Zone (innermost layer of nuclear fusion) Convective Zone (where the heat moves slowly from the inner layer to the surface) Photosphere (the layer that we can…

Cyber Terrorism – Nuclear Power Plants – Grid

Cyber Terrorism – Nuclear Power Plants – Grid

Permalink The recent discovery of the “Stuxnet” computer worm cyber-weapon, apparently designed and used to infect Iran’s nuclear development control systems, presents a very powerful and dangerous new threat to our current way of life. Stuxnet, first discovered during June 2010 is the first worm of its kind to take aim at the foundation of…

End of the World 2012 and What To Believe

End of the World 2012 and What To Believe

Permalink I choose to look at the world ending 2012 hype from a scientific point of view as I search and read information on the subject. There are lots of differing explanations regarding the various galactic alignments and their significance. There are many religious viewpoints, predictions, and prophecies that are swirling around the topic, any…

30 Acres for Self Sufficiency

30 Acres for Self Sufficiency

Permalink I received an informative email from “Smitty” regarding the opinion that 30 to 50 acres of land may be ideal for complete rounded self-sufficient survival living after a worst case doomsday scenario. Make no mistake about it, true self-sufficient living requires a tremendous amount of work and enough people to make it happen. Here…

Katla Eruption History

Katla Eruption History

The average time between Katla eruptions since 80 BC is 52 years. The Icelandic volcano has pretty much followed this average time between eruptions except for a few instances, one of which extended 190 years leading to the eruption of 1150. However there is some controversy regarding an eruption in the year 1000 (which would…

Best Survival Flashlight

Best Survival Flashlight

  The flashlight, also known as a ‘torch’ in other parts of the world, is very high up on the list of things to include in any survival kit. The challenge though is, there are so many flashlights to pick from, which flashlight should you buy? What is the best flashlight? Answer: The one that…