Category Archives: Electromagnetics

Light pulled out of empty space

You can get something from nothing – as long as you are moving close to the speed of light. The discovery confirms a 41-year-old prediction on how to pull energy from empty space and produce light. The phenomenon relies on … Continue reading

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DIY Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

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Tool: Arc Attack’s Singing Tesla Coil Emulator

Arc Attack offers a Singing Tesla Coil Emulator on their website. It also promises the possibility of seeing a VST version of these pitched Arcs at somepoint. Bookmark:

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Sun unleashes X6.9 class flare; Earth spared this time

On August 9, 2011 at 3:48 a.m. EDT, the sun emitted an Earth-directed X6.9 flare, as measured by the NOAA GOES satellite. This was the largest flare of the current solar cycle, an R3 (Strong) Radio Blackout, alternatively classified as … Continue reading

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What You Learned About Static Electricity Is Wrong

For many of us, static electricity is one of the earliest encounters we have with electromagnetism, and it’s a staple of high school physics. Typically, it’s explained as a product of electrons transferred in one direction between unlike substances, like … Continue reading

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Hand-hacking lets you pluck strings like a musical pro

PossessedHand, being developed jointly by the University of Tokyo, Japan, and Sony Computer Science Laboratories, electrically stimulates the muscles in the forearm that move your fingers. A belt worn around that part of the subject’s arm contains 28 electrode pads … Continue reading

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Antiproton ring found around Earth

Antiprotons appear to ring the Earth, confined by the planet’s magnetic field lines. The antimatter, which may persist for minutes or hours before annihilating with normal matter, could in theory be used to fuel ultra-efficient rockets of the future. Charged … Continue reading

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Augmented instruments add virtual input to live music

They look like just another three-piece band, with drums, violin and guitar. But stop and listen to Edgar Berdahl and his colleagues, and you’ll notice things aren’t quite what they seem. Strange tones emerge from their instruments, sometimes without any … Continue reading

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Eric Giler demos wireless electricity

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Solar flare eruptions set to reach Earth

“Our current view is that the effect of the solar flare is likely to reach Earth later today Thursday GMT, possibly tomorrow morning,” said Alan Thomson, head of geomagnetism at the British Geological Survey BGS. He told BBC News: “In … Continue reading

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