Archive for the ‘Solar’ Category
This is a quick fly through of ‘The Solar System’, an application I am currently working on. Please forgive the lack of audio, but there is no need for it until it comes time to add the audio into the application. Being that this is a ‘Work In Progress’, not everything you see will be final. Things are constantly being tweaked, updated, re-vamped or simply tossed to be replaced by another more efficient system. A more detailed description of this application can be found here at my personal web site. www.chrisalbeluhn.com Edit: a lot of people have commented about the scaling. As i said before this is just a work in progress so far, however there is a readout at the bottom of the screen. In the video when zooming in and out, you can see at the bottom of the screen the scales of the planets, moons and sun. There are options regarding scale and I’ll go through them in a later video, but just know that everything IS to scale, it is simply enlarged to make it much easier to see, otherwise you’d only see the planet when you’re completely zoomed in. However, if that’s what you want, the option exists to make it that as well.
Classic Game Room reviews SOLAR FIRE Pinball Machine from Williams released in 1981. Solar Fire is a sci-fi themed pinball machine from the 80′s with classic Williams sound effects from games like Defender and Robotron 2084. Watch CGR gameplay of Solar Fire pinball and marvel at the back glass and playing field full of alien women, space ships (from Battlestar Galactica) and explosions! This awesome arcade pinball machine is one that shouldn’t be missed with a split level playing field and the Magna-Save!
The Solar Roadways project is working to pave roads with solar panels that you can drive on. Co-founder Scott Brusaw has made some major steps forward since our first visit back in 2007, so we visited him again for an exclusive update on the project, including the first ever video recorded of the Solar Roadways prototype! For more information visit www.solarroadways.com . This Solar Roadway project is highlighted as one of many planet-friendly solutions in the feature film by YERT – Your Environmental Road Trip. To learn more about YERT, visit http . Flattr this video here: flattr.com And you can become a fan of YERT on Facebook here: www.facebook.com
A very long duration C6.4 event was detected around Active Region 11402. A Full-Halo Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was produced shortly after. This CME will hit Venus during the late hours of Jan. 18th. This CME might deliver a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field around 1200 UT on Jan. 19th. The impact could cause geomagnetic activity and auroras around the Arctic Circle. Earth is entering a moderately-fast (540 km/s) solar wind stream that could spark geomagnetic disturbances around the Arctic Circle. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras tonight. Earthquake Forecasting Channel youtube.com Earthquake Reporting Channel www.youtube.com solarwatcher website solarwatcher.net Soho Website http Solar Soft website www.lmsal.com WSA-Enlil Solar Wind Prediction www.swpc.noaa.gov Helioviewer www.helioviewer.org Quality Solar Website www.solarham.com Estimated Planetary K index information http GOES Xray Flux Data www.swpc.noaa.gov Sunspot Information from Solar Monitor www.solarmonitor.org Quality Weather Website www.westernpacificweather.com Space Weather Website http Intro music used is royalty free and created by Kevin MacLeod Ending music used is 28 Strobe (Adagio in D Minor) by John Murphy
The world solar challenge car race began on Sunday morning: as 37 teams drove out of Darwin at the start of a 3000 kilometre road trip across Australia. The biannual race sees solar-powered electric cars and vehicles traversing Australia’s interior. As solar technologies and aerodynamics of the cars have advanced, race sponsors have adjusted how much solar the cars could have on them, their size and even how fast the cars can go – they now have to follow posted speed limits and incur time penalties when caught over the limit. This year student-led teams from twenty countries, including the Philippines, Chile, Turkey, Iran and Malaysia were taking part. The journey takes about five days and requires a large degree of self sufficiency. RT on Twitter twitter.com RT on Facebook www.facebook.com
On Tuesday, March 6, 2012, a large solar flare erupted from the Sun. Data from NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center suggest that the coronal mass ejection – the blast of plasma from the Sun’s surface -could reach Earth by early Thursday morning (March 8, 2012). This animation shows the output from the WSA-Enlil space weather model for solar winds, developed in partnership with NASA and academia and run operationally by NOAA. The white through yellow and orange plumes indicate the density of the coronal mass ejection plasma as it heads towards Earth (orange is the highest density). The sun is centered as an orange circle. The size of Earth is represented in relative scale — a small dot compared to the size of the Sun or the coronal mass ejection. Geomagnetic storms from these kinds of space weather events can affect the power grid, navigation systems and other technologies. NOAA provides space weather forecasting for the nation, and forecasters at NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center are issuing updates regularly. The impressive flare from Tuesday evening and a corresponding radiation storm are already triggering high-frequency radio outages at Earth’s poles, which could last a day or more, and possible temporary outages on parts of the day-lit Earth. Hear the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center’s Robert Rutledge describe the different kinds of space weather in his video on this channel.
Making Something Out of Nothing Using Nothing (renewable energy) This just blew my mind away, I do not own the video.. All the links are below: In a world increasingly concerned with questions of energy production and raw material shortages, this project explores the potential of desert manufacturing, where energy and material occur in abundance. In this experiment sunlight and sand are used as raw energy and material to produce glass objects using a 3D printing process, that combines natural energy and material with high-tech production technology. Solar-sintering aims to raise questions about the future of manufacturing and triggers dreams of the full utilisation of the production potential of the world’s most efficient energy resource – the sun. Whilst not providing definitive answers, this experiment aims to provide a point of departure for fresh thinking. Solar Sinter project (solar sinter project) Link to producers: www.markuskayser.com
*** Update: 3/7/12 “Incoming! The new WSA-Enlil Solar Wind Prediction is calling for an almost direct CME impact during the middle of tomorrow (March 8). The solar wind is expected to increase to over 800 km/s and Strong Geomagnetic Storming will be possible. This plasma cloud is the result of the X5.4 and X1.3 Solar Flare event very early this morning. in the new movie below, you can see that the plasma cloud is Full-Halo and heading this way.” Prediction Model here: solarham.com The second strongest solar flare of Cycle 24 in terms of X-Ray Flux, just peaked around Active Sunspot 1429. This major event measured X5.4 at 00:24 UTC and triggered a strong R3 Level Radio Blackout. A coronal mass ejection will likely result and due to the sunspots more geoeffective position, there will be a chance for some sort of impact.In perhaps another developing story, the Solar Wind is showing a sudden increase from 360 km/s to 440 km/s and the IMF is currently tilting sharply south. This is a glancing blow impact from an earlier CME. A Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse measuring 20 nT was detected at 04:27 UTC. Be on the lookout for Aurora at high latitudes. G1 Geomagnetic Storming may soon be possible. www.solarham.com MAJOR SOLAR FLARE: Big sunspot AR1429 has unleashed another major flare. This one is the strongest yet, an X5-class eruption on March 7th at 00:28 UT. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme UV flash. This eruption hurled a bright CME into space. First-look data …