Floating Seawer Skyscraper Rids The World’s Oceans Of Plastic While Generating Clean Energy

Wow! Wow! Wow!!! I get very excited when I see promising new technology like this. One of the reasons that the debris from Fukushima is still floating in the oceans is that present-day ships that would be dispatched to the clean-up effort would create more of a mess that is already out there. This is very encouraging! -LW


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Seawer is a self-supported hydroelectric power station that can generate electricity using seawater at the same time that it cleans up plastic waste. The huge structure separates plastic particles and fluids, recycles seawater and releases it back into the ocean.

The structure receives energy from the sun, ocean and plastics and moves slowly from one polluted area to the next. The project received an honorable mention in the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition.

Millions of tons of trash enter the ocean each year and cluster in particular areas of the world’s oceans. One of the most infamous plastic debris patches is located in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, commonly referred to as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP).

This piece of “plastic soup” is twice the size of Texas and contains six times more plastic than plankton biomass. Seawer skyscraper was designed to tackle this issue while generating electricity at the same time.

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South Korean designer Sung Jin Cho submitted the Seawer Skyscraper project as his proposal for this year’s eVolo Skyscraper Competition. The project includes a huge drainage hole 550 meters in diameter and 300 meters in depth that would be located at the heart of the GPGP. The structure consists of five layers of baleen filters that separate plastic particles and fluids. The particles are taken to an onboard recycling plant while purified seawater is stored in a large sedimentation tank at the bottom of the structure before it is released back into the ocean.

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Husband And Wife Team Unveil The World’s First 3D-Printed Graphene Battery

Imagine being able to download the blueprints for a battery and then using it to print your own batteries. The technology is here. How’s that for AMAZING! ???


A company founded by a married couple has unveiled the world’s first ever graphene 3D-printed battery, heralding an era when consumers will be able to produce their own home-made power sources.

A team from Graphene 3D Lab, based in Calverton, New York, has spent more than five years designing a material which can be fashioned into a battery of any shape or size using a 3D printer.

Although the patent-pending technology is only in prototype form, the batteries can already produce the same amount of power as a common AA battery.

Often described as a “miracle material”, graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. It is 200 times stronger than steel and conducts electricity 30 times faster than silicon, making it perfect for producing batteries, computer chips and tough composites for use in the construction of everything from body armour to cars.

The ideal crystalline structure of graphene is a hexagonal grid. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The ideal crystalline structure of graphene is a hexagonal grid. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. Elena Polyakova, C0O of Graphene 3D Lab, said:  “There is a lot of excitement around graphene and we expect interest in our designs from several sectors including the military, aerospace and car industries.”

Other researchers have used graphene to produce long-lasting batteries capable of providing power for 25 percent longer than lithium-ion batteries, yet the researchers at Graphene 3D Lab said the key advantage of their design lies in its flexibility. The graphene batteries can be produced using nothing but a 3D printer and a mixture of plastics and graphene in a nano platelet f0rm,  which looks like a black powder. This mixture comes as filaments which need to be heated before being formed into any shape or size.

Its easy to see how this technology would be useful in a number of situations where a variety of sorts of batteries are required but space is tight. Future space missions, for example, could carry 3D printers and use them to make batteries and other required parts.

“That is an exotic example, but a good one” added Dr. Polyakova. “A mission of that kind requires thousands of spare parts and dozens of different battery types. Our technology could remove the need to carry replacement batteries.”

Although the batteries do not yet produce enough juice to run smartphones or other thirsty consumer devices, they could easily provide enough electricity to power the sort of small transmitters or sensors which are likely to become increasingly prevalent in the internet of things.

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Lunar eclipse tonight may highlight Draconid meteor shower

Total eclipse starts at 3:15 a.m. PT (6:15 a.m. ET) on Wednesday

CBC News Posted: Oct 07, 2014 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 07, 2014 5:00 AM ET

The moon turned brownish orange earlier this year during this eclipse on April 15, as seen from Los Angeles. The second total lunar eclipse in a series of four takes place early Wednesday morning. (Gene Blevins/Reuters)

The full moon will darken and grow reddish tonight during a total lunar eclipse that may help a fall meteor shower shine.

The edge of the Earth’s shadow will begin to pass over October’s full moon, traditionally called the Hunter’s Moon, at 1:15 a.m. PT or 4:15 a.m. ET. It will cover the moon for a total lunar eclipse starting 3:15 a.m. PT or 6:15 a.m. ET and lasting 59 minutes.

At that time, the moon will darken to a colour that could vary from orange to brown to red. Lunar eclipses are sometimes called blood moons — particularly fitting, perhaps, for a Hunter’s moon shortly before Halloween.

The timing of tonight’s eclipse means that part of it will take place after moonset in Eastern Canada, but Western Canada should get a nice view.

Multiple images of the moon are are seen in this illustration of the phases of the lunar eclipse over Winnipeg on April 15, 2014. A total lunar eclipse occurs when Earth casts its shadow over the moon. The lunar face can sometimes turn reddish, coppery-brown or orange, tinged by light from the sun that refracts as it passes through our atmosphere.

Multiple images of the moon are are seen in this illustration of the phases of the lunar eclipse over Winnipeg on April 15, 2014. A total lunar eclipse occurs when Earth casts its shadow over the moon. The lunar face can sometimes turn reddish, coppery-brown or orange, tinged by light from the sun that refracts as it passes through our atmosphere. (John Woods/Canadian Press)

This particular lunar eclipse could give skywatchers an additional treat, by bringing out the meteors of the Draconid meteor shower, which is expected to peak tonight. The annual fall meteor shower produces relatively few meteors compared to the summer’s Perseids, and the full moon is expected to wash out most of them. But the eclipse will temporarily darken the full moon and the night sky.

“That’s the perfect time to look for meteors,” said J. Randy Attwood, executive director of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

The Draconid meteors will appear to originate from the constellation Draco the Dragon, in the north to northwest sky.

Of course, the main event is still the eclipse.

“I get kind of excited about them because they’re really cool to watch,” Attwood said. “You’re seeing motion in the sky, you’re seeing it slowly creep into the Earth’s shadow.”

The best part is that they don’t require any special knowledge or equipment.

“Anyone who sees the moon can see the eclipse,” he said.

And unlike solar eclipses, they can be viewed without any eye protection.

“It’s perfectly safe to look at an eclipse of the moon with your regular eyes or binoculars.”

Tips for observers

Because the eclipse takes place close to moonset in eastern Canada, Attwood recommends that viewers in eastern provinces scout out a spot with a clear view of the southwest horizon, so that trees and buildings don’t block their view.

Those in Western Canada will get a better view, but will probably need to set an alarm.

He recommends trying to photograph the moon with a zoom lens and, if possible, a tripod.

“Once the eclipse is total, then you may need an exposure of several seconds.”

The reason the moon turns reddish during a lunar eclipse is that during the event, the Earth’s shadow blocks almost all sunlight from hitting the moon. The exception is a small amount of light bent around the Earth by its atmosphere.

The atmosphere scatters most of the blue light, leaving only the red to hit the moon — causing it to appear red.

“It’s the same reason why the sky is blue… and why sunset is red,” Attwood said.

The amount of red colour depends on the weather in the part of the atmosphere the light is passing through, he added. If it’s clear, the moon will be brighter and redder, but if it’s stormy and cloudy, the moon will be darker and more brownish.

The final two total lunar eclipses of this tetrad will take place next April 4 and September 28.

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NASA Sounds Red Alert over Solar Flare that Nearly Wiped out Human Civilization

 

THAT sun, up in THAT sky? Attacking us?  LOL  Whose side are you on, Mike?

I don’t think Mike Adams has researched this topic fully, or he wouldn’t be sharing information like this.

If you believe anything NASA says, I have a splendid piece of ocean-front property here in the Arizona desert to sell you.

“According to shocking new research published by NASA”.  They just discovered this, eh?

The DRAMA! Can you STAND it? They just never give up, do they?

In case anyone lands here who isn’t aware of what’s REALLY going on…

Any ‘pulse’ that hits us is not from that sun; it’s either from the cabal’s secret space weapons—or it’s the pulse sent by Source that launches “The Event”—the end of the New World Order and Humanity’s liberation.

NASA is a lying, fear-mongering, government agency that is acting out of fear itself, because they are doomed.

They know the allies have destroyed the cabal’s escape route (the sun) and they just keep the fairy tales coming to spread fear and despair in Humanity and to cover up the fact that the feds are now reduced to quaking masses of nerves in their last moments before incarceration.

If you listened to SecureTeam10’s interview with the NASA contractor, NASA is basically shut down. They ran in terror when they learned those massive, L-shaped ships docked on the back side of the moon… where they now lurk… waiting… to come and GET THEM! LOL   There’s some REAL drama for you.

If you haven’t already, you must watch the video, “The Lie NASA Told; The Ultimate Demise of the NWO”—and watch the improved audio version so you can hear every word. Then watch, “The Destruction of the Papal Key”, improved audio version, and then “Ed is Dead” and you’ll understand why this article is so amusing.

You can also do a search on “sun, images, bpearthwatch” and you’ll get videos of the strange goings-on around our “sun”, which is actually a “device”—videos from which NASA removed choice sections to hide what’s been happening—but not until AFTER Jessie had recorded the activity. NASA is a joke.  A very bad joke. 

And perhaps worse than NASA’s doctored images, are the pathetic attempts by so-called experts to explain away the various anomalies the above YouTubers have shown us over the past several months.  Yes, the shills are out in full force to hide the truth, but the truth is already out and waiting to be discovered by the masses.  ~ BP

pulsating beam from space craft hits sun; image removed by NASA Photo Credit: BPEarthwatch.com

 

NASA sounds red alert over solar flare that nearly wiped out human civilization two summers ago

From Natural News – Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) The news you are about to read should be front page news everywhere. There is arguably nothing more important to humanity’s survival than the alarming facts presented in this report from NASA, yet most of the world pretends this event never happened in 2012, and they falsely assume it won’t happen again.

They are wrong. According to shocking new research published by NASA, each decade there is roughly a 12% chance of a near-wipeout of humanity’s high-tech civilization. In fact, one such event nearly wiped out technology across the planet during the summer of 2012.

“A powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) tore through Earth orbit on July 23, 2012,” reports NASA.gov. (1) “If the eruption had occurred only one week earlier, Earth would have been in the line of fire.”

NASA goes on to report:

Analysts believe that a direct hit by an extreme CME such as the one that missed Earth in July 2012 could cause widespread power blackouts, disabling everything that plugs into a wall socket. Most people wouldn’t even be able to flush their toilet because urban water supplies largely rely on electric pumps.

Almost everything on Earth with a circuit board would be fried

NASA’s description of the consequences of an “extreme CME” (Coronal Mass Ejection) just barely begins to paint the real picture of what such an event would cause. Here’s a more detailed picture of what we would really see unfold:

• Nearly all circuit boards containing microelectronics would be fried, causing across-the-board failures of nearly all communications including cell phone towers, internet systems, radios, computers and mobile devices. And yes, your mobile devices will be long gone, too.

• Nearly all forms of motorized transportation relying on complex integrated circuit boards would be rendered unusable. Some late model automobiles and airplanes might be immune to these effects, but most newer cars, airplanes and ocean vessels would be rendered inoperable. There are some very valuable discussions on this topic at www.SurvivalBlog.com

• Nearly all transportation and delivery of food, water and fuel would immediately cease.

• The power grid would go down and stay down. Nearly all systems dependent on power would cease to function. This includes your TV, meaning you won’t be able to turn on CNN to tell you what just happened. Shockingly, people will have to think for themselves.

• Cities around the world would almost immediately fall into total panic and chaos as food, water, fuel and electricity are all cut off. This would set off a wave of desperation, violence, starvation and infectious disease.

• All forms of electronic commerce would cease to function, including EBT cards, ATMs, credit cards and most banking operations. Commerce would effectively grind to a halt.

• As all this is happening, hundreds of nuclear power plants across North America would run out of backup diesel fuel for their generators, causing cooling pump failures and leading to a cascading series of nuclear meltdowns equivalent to hundreds of Fukushima disasters. This might render much of the continent uninhabitable by humans for centuries, if not millennia.

• Interestingly, some of the things that would still work just fine after all this would be:
– Low-tech or “no tech” devices such as old diesel engines and farm implements
– Wood-burning stoves
– Garden seeds
– Firearms
– Gold and silver
– Horse and plow

Essentially, life would be thrust back into the 19th century. The Amish would be King, in other words.

19th-century technology cannot support 7 billion people

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that 19th-century technology cannot support the world’s current population of 7 billion people.

The world population in the year 1850 hovered at just over one billion people. (2)

The world’s current population of over 7 billion people is only made possible by food production and transportation systems which depend heavily on complex electronics. Even the modern tractors that produce food are dependent on electronics and GPS systems. The fuel they burn and the parts they consume must be created and then delivered from thousands of miles away.

Food refrigeration, storage, manufacturing and retailing all depends on a complex infrastructure built on integrated circuits. NASA says there is a 12% chance every decade that this entire infrastructure will be wiped out in an instant.

“How many others of this scale have just happened to miss Earth and our space detection systems?” asks Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado. “This is a pressing question that needs answers. “We need to be prepared.” (1)

But we are not prepared

Consider, for a moment, the enormity of this threat to human civilization. Each year there is over a 1% chance of a MCE event which would destroy the power grid, fry most electronics across the planet, and plunge human civilization into the 19th century in terms of technology.

“Initially, I was quite surprised that the odds were so high,” stated Pete Riley of Predictive Science Inc., who published a February, 2014 paper in Space Weather. (1) “But the statistics appear to be correct… It is a sobering figure.”

The odds of human civilization being plunged back into a pre-technology era are not in dispute. Every day that goes by is another roll of the dice, and a direct hit on the planet by a massive CME is mathematically inevitable.

On a larger time scale, in fact, large solar flares might be viewed as a kind of “galactic rebooting” of inhabited planets, humbling civilizations back into the pre-electronics era and causing a massive die-off of the unprepared.

Almost no one is prepared for the reality of “direct hit” solar flares

Today on planet Earth, almost no one is prepared for this. Everybody is too focused on their own problems or ambitions to think about the risk of solar flares. After all, there are political ambitions to pursue, corporate stocks to trade and shiny new cars (or hand bags) to be acquired.

There are wars to be fought, housing developments to be constructed and water wells to be drilled.

Everyone is so focused on their own narrow goals or ambitions that almost nobody looks skyward at the sun and says, “That object is repeatedly sending out large bursts of energy that could blast us back into the Agrarian Age.”

And so nothing gets done to protect the national power grid from such events, even though such protections could be installed for only about $2 billion in the U.S. Nothing gets done to shift away from nuclear power facilities or protect their backup generators from solar flares or EMP weapons, and so nuclear power plants remain ticking time bombs capable of unleashing a nuclear apocalypse.

Modern humans have forgotten how to live without electronics

Not surprisingly, humanity is blindly marching into a future of its own demise. By relying so heavily on computerized systems for the production and delivery of electricity, food, water, fuel and supplies, human civilization has placed itself in a non-survivable scenario.

Even if a large percentage of the population wanted to survive following a global electronics wipeout, most people have no real-world skills anymore. They don’t know how to farm, how to ranch animals, how to grow a garden or how to live off the land. All the skills of the Information Age become instantly useless once a massive solar flare wipes out the electronics.

How many people are left who can navigate a street map without using GPS? How many people know how to start a fire in a wood burning stove? How many people purchase books in hard copy format anymore? (Trust me when I say all those survival books you bought on Amazon Kindle won’t be much good after a solar flare wipeout.)

Humans are not wired to process long-term risks

To understand this even better, step back and take an honest look at your own behavior. After reading this article and realizing it’s 100% true and based on a real announcement from NASA, what will you do about it?

Over 99 percent of the people who read this article will do nothing different. They will go back to their lives in the city, working their jobs, paying their rent, and perhaps saying to themselves, “Wow, solar flare. That’s interesting.”

It doesn’t sink in because humans are not wired to process long-term risks. Humans are wired to run from tigers and evade imminent physical danger, but they have almost no innate cognitive ability to understand large systemic risks.

That’s why people don’t understand the reality of the coming global debt collapse. They don’t grasp the coming global water collapse. They are unable to recognize the inherent fragility of a highly specialized society with few redundancies.

The ability to ignore these very large systemic risks is sometimes called a “normalcy bias.” That terms refers to the irrational belief that things will stay the way they are because they’ve always been that way. If tap water always comes out of the tap, day after day, year after year, the human mind will automatically assume water automagically will comes out of that same tap forever.

When the solar flare hits, few will know what happened

Nearly all humans alive today falsely assume that human civilization is robust and redundant. They do not understand how their food, water, air conditioning, economic activities and personal safety are all heavily dependent on complex electronic devices which will not survive a sufficiently large solar flare.

As a result, few people will understand what’s really happening when the CME strikes. Suddenly, nearly all electronic devices will simultaneously cease to function. The world will fall silent, and within minutes the panic will begin.

Thrust back into the 19th century, the world will likely see a loss of billions of lives. Under-developed agricultural nations like Papua New Guinea will experience the highest survival rates, and rural families will vastly out-live urban dwellers across every nation. Those people who can grow their own food, defend their property against looters and safeguard their health with natural remedies will vastly out-live those who can’t.

This scenario is precisely what nearly unfolded in the summer of 2012. And there is no question that it will happen to our civilization sooner or later. With a 12% chance of a direct hit every decade, it’s likely to be “sooner” rather than “later.”

 

 

 

Live Now! —Andrew Bartzis, Sacha Stone and Others on Hollow Earth

 

HERE IS THE NEW LINK TO PICK UP THE FEED AFTER THE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xto1vruY8tw&feature=youtu.be

If you click this link right now you will jump in live, part way through this discussion. Fascinating!

I’ve never heard most of this info before. Awesome stuff.

I guess it’s about time we got to know the planet we live on, after all this time.

This is part of the ‘New Earth Nation Hangout’ community.

They are experiencing some technical difficulties just now (50 min. in) and no longer streaming, but hopefully they can get it back online quickly. Every time someone shares really great information to reveal our reality to us, there are “technical difficulties”, aren’t there?

DAMMIT! They were sharing such great information, too!

There’s also a chat, and that is still ongoing during the “intermission”.

BTW… speaking of the north and south poles… isn’t it interesting that we refer to them as the “poles”, when YellowRoseforTexas told us the planets are on “masts” or POLES?

 

The Truth Behind The Malibu Underwater ‘Alien Base’ [video]

Thanks to Extraterrestrials.ning.com for the heads up.

Here’s some additional info to chew on regarding Jimmy Church’s revelation off the coast of California—a known UFO hotspot—from Huff Post, no less.  ~ BP

MALIBUANOMALY

A little more than 6 miles off the coast of Point Dume in Malibu, California, an unusual-looking structure sits on the sea bed floor. Based on images obtained on Google Earth, the oval-shaped object has a huge flat top and what appear to be pillars or columns that seem to reveal the entrance to a darker, inner place.

The anomaly — for the moment, we’ll call it that — is approximately 2,000 feet below the surface of the water, measuring nearly 3 miles wide. What exactly is this thing?

According to the website of a California-based radio program, “Fade to Black,” this may be “the Holy Grail of UFO/USO [unidentified submerged objects]” that researchers have been looking for over the last 40 years.

Watch this video created by “Fade to Black” radio host Jimmy Church about the Malibu underwater anomaly.

 

Jimmy Church, who hosts “Fade to Black” on the Dark Matter Radio Network, told The Huffington Post one of his listeners — someone named Maxwell — contacted him last month with a Google Earth image showing something odd, underwater off the coast of Malibu. Church then asked graphic designer Dale Romero to capture as many angled images of the anomaly as he could.

“I needed him to find a way to get it under and above the water,” Church said. “My first impression was that it was Greek, it looked artificial and didn’t look natural.

“When you’re looking at it from above, it’s a nearly perfect oval shape,” Church continued. “In the natural surroundings, nothing is symmetrical. Everything is eroded and covered in rocks and sloping and peaking, and right here, for 2 miles, it is a perfect oval with a black separation or outline to it.

“It just stands out that it has to be some type of roof. It’s not unlike a domed stadium or a covered indoor race track or an Olympic arena — it’s got that feel to it. It looks like a perfect oval manmade structure sitting on a construction site.”

Using the Google Earth coordinates — which are, by the way, 34° 1’23.31″N 118° 59’45.64″W — Church and Romero came up with a series of images, starting from due south, looking north, all the way around and ending up at due north, looking back south.

Check out this Google Earth slideshow of the alleged Malibu Anomaly.

Please see the original article for the slideshow and remainder of the article…