Failure to Launch

March 31, 2011

Ever have one of those days when nothing goes right?

The French did:

Hat tip: Universe Today

Were Volcanoes the Origin of Life on Earth?

March 23, 2011

Volcanoes generate huge amounts of lightning during their eruptions.  They also produce a slew of chemicals that when mixed and struck with electrical charges produce the building blocks of life.  New analysis of an old series of experiments shows that even more compounds are created than was previously thought.

Other recent studies show that the lightning actually begins before the dust plume extends above the rim of the volcano and may be caused by disruption of the Earth’s electrical field.

If these theories pan out then the implications for life on other worlds would be to look at planets or satellites which have magnetic fields and have had high levels of volcanism in their history.

New RAF Secret Weapon?

February 25, 2011

The Morgan trike, not a Harley Davidson (although they did attempt to negotiate a deal to power it with Harley engines), will be unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show next week.  Blending old and new elements into its design it appears that Morgan has created a modern classic for a touring bike.

Powered by S&S 1,917cc, 56-degree, vee-twin, two valve engine.  A Mazda MX-5 gearbox and Honda Goldwing shaft drive apply the power to the road.

115bhp at 2,000 rpm, lots of torque, and top speed estimated at 125mph.

Not to mention its looks!

Looks like the perfect way to tool around country roads on holiday!

Read more here and at Morgan Motor Company.

The Future

November 15, 2010

An iconic photograph points the way to a future that is to come.

Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson gazes at the earth from the orbiting International Space Station.

Here is an interview when she returned from her last mission:

Whistleblower on the New Black Panther Case

September 25, 2010

J. Christian Adams, a former Department of Justice lawyer, blows the whistle on the dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther party.  He is interviewed by Megyn Kelly of Fox News.

Bartle Bull describes New Black Panther Voter Intimidation

September 25, 2010

In this interview with Bill O’Reilly civil rights activist Bartle Bull describes his first hand account of the New Black Panther Voter Intimidation incident in Philadelphia during the 2008 presidential election.

We’ve Got To Stop The Mosque At Ground Zero

August 8, 2010

Project Shining City Video: