Category Archives: Vortices

Indian Impacts: Diamonds of the Gods

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Geology is a very ambivalent belief system. On the one hand: The discovery of stishovite at the Kachchh (Luna) site in India has helped convinced some geologists they’re dealing with an meteorite impact even though the dimple doesn’t display the … Continue reading

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Ken L. Wheeler – The Missing Secrets Of Magnetism

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If you are looking for fresh insights and a deeper understanding of life, the universe and everything then now is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with Ken Wheeler. If you are sitting comfortably then the following couple of videos … Continue reading

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Lawler Alignments – Galactic Roller Coaster

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WARNING If you like your Science Settled or your History served with a thick Gradualist Gloss then you should stop reading now and retreat to your preferred Safe Space. Early in the 17th century Galileo Galilei discovered the Milky Way … Continue reading

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Lost Lunar Librations

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The casual observer could anticipate that the Moon would display some irregular movements as its buffeted by the variable Solar Wind [and the associated Interplanetary Magnetic Field]. This should be especially true when its moving against the flow of the … Continue reading

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The Clockwork Moon

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The orbital velocity of the Moon is a curious beast. From a Heliocentric perspective the Moon and the Earth are orbiting the Sun with exactly the same average velocity. However, the orbital speed of the Moon varies as it weaves … Continue reading

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The Phi Frequency

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Joseph Weber’s eponymous Weber Bars are 2 metres in length, 1 metre in diameter and were engineered to resonate at a frequency of 1,661 hertz [or 1,660 hertz according to Wikipedia]. A Weber bar is a device used in the … Continue reading

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String Theory

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Apparently mainstream “string theory is a theory of quantum gravity.” In physics, string theory is a theoretical framework in which the point-like particles of particle physics are replaced by one-dimensional objects called strings. String theory describes how these strings propagate … Continue reading

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Solar Rotation – Formula Fantasies

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Many astronomers are afflicted with an irresistible urge to encapsulate their precious observational data into a mathematical approximation that is of “little scientific value”. The peculiarities affecting the motions of spots in different latitudes were reduced by Carrington into a … Continue reading

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Taylor–Couette Circulation

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Earth’s atmospheric circulation is primarily driven by “solar heating” and the “Hadley system provides an example of a thermally direct circulation” according to Settled Science. The major driving force of atmospheric circulation is solar heating, which on average is largest … Continue reading

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Couette Flow 4: Taylor Vortices

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Settled Science generally hides away inconvenient science in the dark corners of their academic edifices. Atmospheric Corotation is one of those “dark corners” of science where mainstream scientists “fear to tread”. Physics and the Earth sciences seem to [currently] avoid … Continue reading

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Couette Flow 3: Turbulence

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Laminar Flow is characterised by adjacent layers sliding past one another like playing cards. In fluid dynamics, laminar flow (or streamline flow) occurs when a fluid flows in parallel layers, with no disruption between the layers. At low velocities, the … Continue reading

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Inner Van Allan Zebra Stripes

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NASA is good at concocting catchy and distracting headlines for their press releases. This week was no exception when they delivered the “zebra stripes” and “zebra patterns” distractions for the gormless and gullible. Scientists have discovered a new, persistent structure … Continue reading

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On Growth and Form – 1984 Edition

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During my research into the Liesegang Phenomena I stumbled across a reference to D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson’s “On Growth and Form”. This is not unusual because I frequently encounter references to D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson’s famous [“textbook staple”] tome when I’m researching … Continue reading

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Lenticular Galaxy NGC 524

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The mainstream has a phobia regarding the word “vortex”. However, the word “spiral” seems to be acceptable to the mainstream provided it is prefixed by the word “old” or “some”. Hubble eyes a mysterious old spiral This striking cosmic whirl … Continue reading

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Universal Vortical Singularity Theory

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Serendipity [in the form of a comment by Roger Tallbloke] has presented the interesting work of Vincent Wee-Foo and his Universal Vortical Singularity Theory. Synopsis Universal Vortical Singularity (UVS) is a theory of everything in natural science. It is based … Continue reading

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Tides and the Lunar Pole Dance

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The tides at the Earth’s Poles tell two different stories. The Tide Tables for Prudhoe Bay in North Alaska [70.4000° N, 148.5267° W] display a strong contrast between the Winter days of darkness and the Summer days of sunlight. Graphing … Continue reading

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Tides and the Lunar Brake Dance

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In the previous posting the Tide Tables for Cristobal [Colón, Panama 9° 21′ 26″ N 79° 53′ 55″ W] revealed that “tidal maxima do not occur when the Moon is overhead” and that “the tidal range peaks when the Moon … Continue reading

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Tides and the Lunar Waltz

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The mainstream clearly states that the gravitational force of the Moon contributes to the rise and fall of the sea level on Earth. Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational … Continue reading

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Tides and the Celestial Foxtrot

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Continuing the reverse engineering of Tidal Theory from the Tide Tables for Cristobal [Colón, Panama 9° 21′ 26″ N 79° 53′ 55″ W] in the Caribbean Sea provides further surprising insights. The first step in the analysis is to identify … Continue reading

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Self Bolting Blochs

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In a previous posting the presence of a Bloch Wall [central demilitarised zone] was determined by holding the blunt end of the sewing needle [between two fingers] whilst [repeatedly] running the sharp tip of the sewing needle along the side … Continue reading

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