Why isn't it super-fast to fly west in an airplane, given that the Earth is spinning at 700-1000 miles per hour relative to its center? This seems like a sorta-variation on the old airplane on a treadmill question, doesn't it? Tags: science video
If the earth is spinning to the east at 1000 miles per hour... why can't we fly west more easily? YouTube link The Presurfer
To work with computational models is to work in a world of unknowns: Models that simulate complex physical processes -- from Earth's changing climate to the performance of hypersonic combustion engines -- are staggeringly complex, sometimes incorporating hundreds of parameters, each of which describes a piece of the larger process. read more
Jolt your morning with Danez Smith performing “Dear White America” at PBS News Hour. Corinne Segal writes: Poet Danez Smith has left the Earth. That’s how “Dear White America,” a sprawling testimony to the effects of racial violence in the U.S., begins. Smith, who uses the pronoun “they,” wrote the piece in 2014 for a […]
Scientists have just mapped the weather of a very windy exoplanet. Exoplanet HD 189733b, which sits about 60 light years away from Earth, has wind speeds of up to 5,400 miles per hour. On Earth, that would be seven times faster than the speed of sound. My eardrums hurt just thinking about it.Read full article >>
Keep an eye on the night sky this week if you want to witness the spectacular Leonid meteor shower. The space debris is expected to crash into the Earth’s atmosphere dozens of times every hour when the phenomenon peaks in the early hours of Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Show More Summary
Following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris this evening, former Vice President Al Gore suspended his Live Earth 24 hour telecast held in advance of the United Nations global warming summit scheduled to happen in the French capital...Show More Summary
The 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth concert broadcast, hosted by Al Gore, set for Friday and Saturday (November 13 and 14) in Paris, France has been cancelled. The concert, which aimed to raised awareness about global warming, was set to feature performances in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, as well as [...]
Pharrell Williams will incorporate Live for Facebook Mentions into his participation in 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching.
Neil Young, Mumford & Sons, Florence and the Machine and Duran Duran are among the acts that have joined 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching, a globe-spanning, 24-hour live event aimed at advocating climate action ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. Pharrell Williams,...
Pharell and Vice President Al Gore will be fielding video questions for 24 straight hours.
It’s now been more than a week since a Russian passenger jet plummeted to the Earth at 300 miles per hour in the Sinai Peninsula and to be sure, we’ve made no secret of our suspicions that an explosion was the likely culprit. Of course...Show More Summary
Ah....The joys of an extra hour of sleep. Of course we are all old and decrepit and awakened this morning at the same earthly time, unaffected by the evil of government manipulation of our circadian rhythms. And a few links........
On All Hallow’s Eve, an asteroid dubbed “Spooky” will make its closest approach to our planet. Hurtling along at an impressive 78,830 miles per hour, the 1,300-foot-wide object poses no threat to Earth...or does it? This Gizmodo video explains Spooky’s story. Read more...
NASA has launched a new website allowing the public to view images snapped by its Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite. The service will provide multiple shots of stunning Earth imagery seven days a week, mere hours after...Show More Summary
If you are a BuzzFeed employee, you can move heaven and earth. Or, at the very least, you can command famous animals to travel for up to eight hours in a car because you have The Power Of The Internet behind you. Corey is one such BuzzFeed employee. Show More Summary
In advance of the UN climate change meeting, spiritual activists are organizing "24 Hours of Meditation for the Earth." The post Be a part of 24 hours of meditation for the earth on November 1 appeared first on Lion's Roar.
As is so often the case in life, in this week’s episode of Last Man, many sacrifices are made in the name of cheese. Last night’s half hour saw Phil in many ever-tightening states of confinement, the majority of which were self-imposed. Did he ultimately redeem himself in the wake... More »
Social media is a global phenomenon -- and a big business. There are 2 billion active social media users worldwide -- nearly 30 percent of the earth's population -- spending an average of 2.5 hours per day on an ever expanding array of channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube. Show More Summary
Balls of DNA Could Fix Geothermal Energy’s Biggest Problem Shara Tonn, September 22, 2015 (Wired) “Geothermal power has the potential to be cheap, reliable, and abundant—running off the heat of the Earth 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Show More Summary