Posts Tagged ‘electricity’

The unidentified object at the Bottom of the Baltic Sea Cuts off Electrical Equipment when Divers Get Within 200 Metres

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Related post reporting the discovery  of the object (July 4, 2011):

‘The divers exploring a ‘UFO-shaped’ object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea say their equipment stops working when they approach within 200m.

Professional diver Stefan Hogerborn, part of the Ocean X team which is exploring the anomaly, said some of the team’s cameras and the team’s satellite phone would refuse to work when directly above the object, and would only work once they had sailed away.

He is quoted as saying: ‘Anything electric out there – and the satellite phone as well – stopped working when we were above the object.’

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Japan Bails Out Plant That Caused Worst-Ever Nuclear Accident

May 10, 2012 1 comment

Thursday, 10 May 2012

‘Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), the company at the centre of Japan’s worst-ever nuclear accident, has been saved from collapse after the government in effect nationalised the firm by agreeing to inject 1 trillion yen ($12.5bn) in fresh capital.

Japan’s biggest utility has received at least 3.5tn yen in state support since three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant went into meltdown after being hit by a powerful tsunami on 11 March last year.

The trade and industry minister, Yukio Edano, said the capital injection was needed to ensure the utility company could continue to supply electricity to 45 million people, including residents of Tokyo.’

Read more: Japan Bails Out Plant That Caused Worst-Ever Nuclear Accident

For the First Time, Electrons are Observed Splitting into Smaller Quasi-Particles

By Clay Dillow Posted 04.19.2012 at 1:34 pm

An Electron Splitting In Two David Hilf, Hamburg via PhysOrg

We generally think of electrons as fundamental building blocks of atoms, elementary subatomic particles with no smaller components to speak of. But according to Swiss and German researchers reporting in Nature this week, we are wrong to think so. For the first time, the researchers have recorded an observation of an electron splitting into two different quasi-particles, each taking different characteristics of the original electron with it.

Using samples of the copper-oxide compound Sr2CuO3, the researchers lifted some of the electrons belonging to the copper atoms out of their orbits and placed them into higher orbits by manipulating them with X-rays. Upon placing them in these higher–and higher-velocity–orbits, the electrons split into two parts, one called a spinon that carried the electron’s spin with it, and another called an obitron that carried the electron’s orbital momentum with it.

 Spin and orbit are–at least as our basic understanding goes–attached to each particular electron. So the fact that they have been separated is pretty significant. And while researchers have thought for a while that this kind of separation could be theoretically achieved, they’ve had a hard time proving it empirically until now. It’s a reminder that at the quantum level there are still things that more or less mystify us.

 But that’s not all it is. This particular observation of an electron splitting could have big-time implications in the field of high-temperature superconductivity. Understanding the way electrons can decay into quasi-particles could improve our overall understanding of the electron and how it moves, and thus help us figure out new ways of moving electrons–or electricity–around in bulk without losing large amounts of it as waste.


Fuel Poverty in UK Forcing Many to Live a Life of Candlelight, Cold and Early Nights

December 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Tuesday, 06 December 2011 10:04

‘Graham Smith, acting deputy head of the Extra Help Unit (EHU), where some of the most desperate cases of fuel hardship are referred, has had five or six cases in the past few months where older people have been convinced a neighbour must have tapped into their meter and be using their electricity because their bills have gone up so much.

“They’d stopped using their electricity altogether and were just using candles instead. They get fixated on it, sometimes it’s the early stages of dementia. I’ve had to refer a lot of people to social services,” he explains.

Many cases in recent weeks have revolved around people who are having their benefits reassessed too. “We’re seeing a lot of disability living allowance cases, where the benefits are being stopped and they are fighting it but are in limbo and have no money.’

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Wind Farm Paid £1.2 Million to Produce No Electricity

September 20, 2011 Leave a comment

‘A wind farm has been paid £1.2 million not to produce electricity for eight-and-a-half hours.

The amount is ten times greater than the wind farm’s owners would have received had they actually generated any electricity.

The disclosure exposes the bizarre workings of Britain’s electricity supply, prompting calls last night for an official investigation into the payments system. The £1.2 million will go to a Norwegian company which owns 60 turbines in the Scottish Borders.’

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Cold Fusion Devices Produce Far More Energy Than They Use; Quickly Approaching Commercial Viability

Tuesday, 05 July 2011 08:56

‘Cold fusion is real, but mass American news sources are not covering it. Experiments are currently being duplicated across the world, to add further verification to the body of scientific proof. It is now possible to create energy with commonplace resources at no cost to the environment. Power plants using cold fusion will be constructed before 2012.

Natural News has been covering the developments of cold fusion for quite some time, as controlled experiments in Russia, California, Italy, and Japan have consistently proven that cold fusion is real.’

Read more: Cold Fusion Devices Produce Far More Energy Than They Use; Quickly Approaching Commercial Viability

Mysterious Disc Found on Baltic Seabed

July 4, 2011 1 comment

The object is located at a depth of 87 meters and is circular in shape with an estimated diameter of 60 metres.

Curiously, there is a 300m long sliding track behind the object, suggesting that the object slid along the seabed into it’s current position.

Peter Lindburg, a member of the “Ocean Explorers” said

“You see a lot of strange things in this profession, but in my 17 – 18 years working as a professional wreckage hunter, I have never seen anything like this.  The shape, the totally unique and completely round circle makes this find totally unique.”

The objects location and photographs have been passed to the Swedish State Marine Museums to investigate – who have commented that it is too early to determine what the object is, however, the most believable explanation at this time is that it is a natural formation of some sort.

This does not however explain the trail in the sea bed.