The Sun’s Four Pole Magnetic Field, Solar Pole Shift And The New Little Ice Age…

The Sun, the light at the centre of our solar system is fast approaching the end of its 11 year solar cycle. With the height of solar activity reached, the solar maximum, is it now time for our Sun to slumber?

NASA, not short of an opinion on all things scientific expect the current solar cycle to end mid-2013, while Japanese researchers armed with their own observations dispute NASA’s predictions. Suggesting instead that May this year will see the Sun’s pole shift, temporarily creating a quad pole magnetic field until the pole reversal completes and the next solar cycle begins.

An international research team led by Saku Tsuneta, a professor at National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) has been performing the monthly solar observations since September 2008, making use of Hinode, the Japanese solar observing satellite. Saku and his team of researchers have discovered that the sun’s pole shift will occur 12 months sooner than expected, May 2012.

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The Seal Beach Franken-Creature, The Return Of The Montauk Monster…

While walking along Seal Beach, California, Karen Summers recently happened upon something very strange, what appeared to be another Montauk Monster washed up on the shore. A creature so hideous that it resembled no creature she recognised.

She describes her find as a little monster that is like no animal she has ever seen. With no hair, no eyes and its mouth filled with enormous teeth.  While it had a tale it seemed out of place for the animal, Karen described it as not looking normal. With no ears and unusual feet that didn’t seem to belong the creature it almost seemed like a patchwork quilt of various animals, a franken-creature.

Included for viewing pleasure is the latest footage of the creature that washed ashore on Seal Beach. The second video included for your viewing horror is a collection of the most unusual creatures to wash ashore in the last two years, only those with a strong stomach need watch. Also for comparison purposes are the clearest photos available of the Seal Beach creature and the original Montauk Monster.

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Surfing The Corona, The Sun Surfing UFO…

The NASA Satellite SOHO has once again captured footage of highly strange sights near our Sun. The 24th of April started of as any other day for SOHO’s Lasco C2 camera, little did it know the controversy it would stir. Recorded at 08:12 am by Lasco C2 was an object unusual enough to capture the attention of UFO Sceptics and believers alike.

Captured surfing within the Corona of the Sun is what appears to be a mechanical craft, made of disparate parts the craft is enormous and impervious to the effects of the Sun’s intense radiation. Surfing the Sun’s Corona may not be the typical surf destination but SOHO seems to have captured an unusual craft doing just that.

Included for you viewing pleasure are two video’s of the mysterious craft, highlighting the similar sighting on October 27th, 2011. Joe Satriani’s Surfing With The Alien has been included for nostalgia’s sake, enjoy. See the footage, stare in wonder, Surf With The Aliens. UFO or high energy particles interfering with the sensor?

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NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router, The First Gigabit Wireless Router…

The next generation Wireless Router has been released by NETGEAR, the R6300 WiFi Router. The first router to include Broadcom’s latest 5G Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac (5Ghz) chipset that can triple transfer rates for wireless networks, the first consumer Gigabit wireless router.

Broadcom’s new 802.11ac dual band chipset is able to operate at 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz simultaneously, allowing a greater number of connections to operate at higher speed. High powered radio amplifiers give the router exception range and assist with speed by guaranteeing signal strength.

While the new wireless chipset gets all of the headlines there is far more under the bonnet of the R6300. Also included are 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports, a dedicated DSL/Cable Modem Ethernet port, 2 USB ports (1 for printer and one for storage devices) and of course the dual high powered amplifiers being driven by Broadcom’s latest WiFi chipset. This feature rich router is aimed squarely at the top end of the home consumer market, with the $200 USD price tag and a feature list as long as your arm NETGEAR seems to have struck the perfect balance with the R6300.

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The Google Machines Funny Side, Google O’s in Zerg Rush…

Possibly the only thing standing between Google and a reputation as an evil empire is its often displayed quirky sense of humour. Most often seen in its daily doodle delights in the background of the search engine, they have many other humorous weapons at their disposal though.

The latest surprisingly hilarious hidden delight is Google’s Attack of the O’s in Zerg Rush, a brand new mini-game released by the Google machine. Be warned though, typing Zerg Rush into the search engine will release the O’s, once the O’s appear on screen they instantly begin to consume text.

Your mission if you choose to accept it is to triple click on each O before your entire search is devoured by the text hungry, ravenous O’s. Your hits and misses are recorded as the waves of Os wreak havoc on your search result. How long can you hold of the invading O’s, time to test your manual dexterity, your mastery over rodent at your right hand (or left).

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MIT’s New Glass, A Glass And a Half That Out Gorillas Gorilla Glass…

Glass, far more than just a window looking out over the world of the great outdoors, in this fast paced electronic world it has become the window looking into our online lives.

MIT have this week announced a glass breakthrough that heralds a brand new generation of glass, a glare free and self-cleaning future thanks to MIT’s wonder glass. The lessons learned and manufacturing techniques required may in the years to come be integrated into current manufacturing processes. Creating a brand new Gorilla of the Glass world.

Completely absent of glare MITs Glass sets new standards in clarity and outdoor useability. The basis for MIT’s new glass is a new Nano scale pattern imprinted into the glasses surface. Tall Nano scale rods are printed into the glasses surface , 20nm wide and 100nm tall, these glass towers imbue the glass with its new talents. MIT also discovered that the new surface was also able to repel water, which would bounce off its surface and take any dirt or dust with it, self-cleaning like all good Gorillas.

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The Jaguar 2013 F-Type, The Return To Two Seater Sports Car Heaven…

Something is missing from Jaguar. As a company whose name has been built on sports car performance and luxury interiors it may seem unusual that they haven’t had a true 2 seater sports car in it’s line-up since the X-Type and E-Types, some 50 years ago. Jaguar is about to change this sad fact in the most astounding way, let me introduce you to the Jaguar F-Type, two seater super sports car.

Recently at the Beijing Motor Show (2012) Jaguar released more tasty morsels of information in the build up to the 2013 launch of the new F-Type. Jaguar is drip feeding the rumour mill with morsels of information, pictures and video of their new curvaceous dream machine.

Early photo’s of the prototypes were released by Jaguar in 2011, shortly after confirmed the project would go into production. While the photo’s did wet the publics appetite, generating a substantial buzz, the cars were only partially naked, with the curves of the front and rear covered in pattered paint jobs to mask their true lines.

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The Antelope Rubicon AD/DA Preamp, the Atomic Amplifier…

Antelope, makers of the most drool worthy audiophile equipment have released the world’s first atomic pre-amp. While it may not run off uranium it does however contain a Rubidium Atomic clock. The most accurate timing device available, just part of what makes the Rubicon special.

By replacing the standard crystal clock, which provides the timing for the digital circuits, Antelope have created a timing signal that is 100,000 x more accurate. In audio terms this should make the output signal far more accurate. This technology also allows Antelope to raise the DAC’s bit rate to 384Khz, another world’s first.

Antelope have created not only a technology tour de force but possibly one of the most incredibly stylish amplifiers of all time. The Rubicon is one of those components that looks just as amazing, even when idle. With a touch of steampunk style that marries old and new the Rubicon a device everyone will want but few will afford.

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Planetary Resources. The First Space Based Mining Company…

Mining is a very necessary but destructive industry, the lifestyle that we have all become so accustomed to has been built on the back of an enormous mining industry which has taken the economics of scale to its limit.

This week the company Planetary Resources – PR – was formed to explore the concept of space based mining. Backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, Google chairman Eric Schmidt, Google board member K.Ram Shriram, filmmaker and adventurer James Cameron, former Microsofter Charles Simonyi and Ross Perot, Jr. PR together they are attempting to kick start one of the industries of the future, space based mining.

The newly formed company’s website claims “Harnessing valuable minerals from a practically infinite source will provide stability on Earth, increase humanity’s prosperity, and help establish and maintain human presence in space.”

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Intel’s Ivy Bridge Announcement, 3D Transistors For All…

The CPU battle is once again heating up. Intel’s response to AMD’s earlier announcement of Trinity’s availability is to launch the first of its Ivy Bridge CPU’s. Hot off the production line are a bewildering array of 14 new models.

This new third generation of Core-i Series processors, both the i7 (top end) and i5 (mid-range), receive an updated CPU, the i7’s also include a completely reworked integrated graphics processor. All processors make use of the 3D Transistor technology and all are built on the industry leading 22nm manufacturing process. Putting Intel at least one generation ahead the industry, when it comes to manufacturing processes.

The launch may be a little light on details such as price and actual availability dates, technically called a paper launch, it has however achieved their goal of stealing back the limelight. Intel won’t let AMD have any more than 15 minutes of fame at a time.

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