Sunday, May 19, 2013
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on August 19, 2004, an explosion occurred inside an ethylene oxide sterilization chamber and an associated thermal oxidizer at the Sterigenics facility in Ontario, California. Four employees suffered minor injuries and the facility was rendered unusable.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
An Atlas missile carrying a one-and-a-half-pound squirrel monkey named Goliath in its nose cone veers off course after launch and showers burning wreckage back on Cape Canaveral, Nov. 10, 1961. (AP Photo/Jim Kerlin)
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
It is unclear who caused this explosion and who was filming, particularly because both sides of the civil war in Syria say the same thing over and over again for both good and bad occasions. The power of the blast implies a hit on some kind of ammunition or explosives depot. If so, so much better for the world that these were not used on civilians or by future terrorists. This has been blamed on Israel, now known to have conducted some kind of operation over Syria recently. The link to this explosion is not concrete yet, but entirely possible.
The size of this blast appears to exceed even the largest conventional explosives, the mushroom cloud shape is going to get conspiracy nuts to suggest a nuclear explosive was used. Instead, the more likely scenario is a depot explosion, a secondary caused by rockets/bombs and perhaps a fire. More "god is great" thrown into this video, because a merciful god would certainly have placed people in Syria during these fun times. Or is it a vengeful god punishing some enemy? Either way, one hopes we never have to deal with either Syria or the "peaceful arab spring" in the future.
Friday, May 3, 2013
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Friday, April 26, 2013
"In the three years since it first provided images of the sun in the spring of 2010, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has had virtually unbroken coverage of the sun's rise toward solar maximum, the peak of solar activity in its regular 11-year cycle. This video shows those three years of the sun at a pace of two images per day. SDO's Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) captures a shot of the sun every 12 seconds in 10 different wavelengths.
The images shown here are based on a wavelength of 171 Angstroms, which is in the extreme ultraviolet range and shows solar material at around 600,000 Kelvin. In this wavelength it is easy to see the sun's 25-day rotation as well as how solar activity has increased over three years. During the course of the video, the sun subtly increases and decreases in apparent size. This is because the distance between the SDO spacecraft and the sun varies over time. The image is, however, remarkably consistent and stable despite the fact that SDO orbits the Earth at 6,876 miles per hour and the Earth orbits the sun at 67,062 miles per hour."
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
"Grasshopper is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle that SpaceX has designed to test the technologies needed to return a rocket back to Earth intact. While most rockets are designed to burn up in the atmosphere during reentry, SpaceX's rockets are being designed to return to the launch pad for a vertical landing."