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Electricity and Plasma, from Micro to Macro and Beyond...

Unread postby MGmirkin » Thu May 22, 2008 4:30 pm

The ultimate goal of this thread is to outline as many natural electric / plasma processes (and a few related theories) from the small scale to the large scale as possible (a few might be slightly more speculative than others), so we can see the varying interwoven, and interconnected processes going on. I'd like to keep it somewhat organized. So, I think I'll section it into several pieces, to make it more manageable...

Section1: The Microscopic Domain.
Section 2: The Macroscopic Domain.
Section 3: The Solar Domain.
Section 4: The Galactic Domain.
Section 5: The Universal Domain.
Section 6: The Biological Domain. (Added by private request.)

I may update these posts (adding links or resources) from time to time, as new info becomes available.

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Section 1: The Microscopic Domain.

Unread postby MGmirkin » Thu May 22, 2008 4:33 pm

This section will deal with things from the subatomic level to the beginning of the macroscopic world (physical objects we can interact with in day-to-day life).


Subatomic Particles

(Are Neutrons Simply Electrically-Compressed Hydrogen Atoms?)
http://digg.com/general_sciences/Are_Ne ... ogen_Atoms
http://www.nowpublic.com/tech-biz/are-n ... ogen-atoms
http://www.neutronstructure.org/neutron-synthesis.htm

(Protons partner with neutrons more often than with protons)
http://digg.com/general_sciences/Proton ... th_protons


The Behaviors and Characteristics of Dusty Plasma

(Dust to dust: New lab studies death of stars, origin of planets)
http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlin ... pr98_1.htm

(PKE Nefedov - The Plasma Crystal Experiment)
http://www.mpe.mpg.de/theory/plasma-cry ... dex_e.html
http://www.mpe.mpg.de/theory/plasma-cry ... dov_e.html
http://www.mpe.mpg.de/theory/plasma-cry ... lts_e.html
http://www.mpe.mpg.de/theory/plasma-cry ... ts1_e.html
http://www.mpe.mpg.de/theory/plasma-cry ... ts2_e.html


Curious Electric Water Effects

(Wikipedia: Water thread experiment)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_thread_experiment

(WASSERFADDEN [WATER-THREAD] EXPERIMENT)
http://amasci.com/freenrg/wasser.html
http://amasci.com/freenrg/wasser.txt

(Wikipedia: Floating water bridge)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floating_water_bridge

(Water forms floating 'bridge' when exposed to high voltage)
http://www.physorg.com/news110191847.html

(Electric Fields [Unexpectedly] Move Water Droplets)
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/22729

(Making Ice at Room Temperature [With Electric Fields])
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/22989

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Section 2: The Macroscopic Domain.

Unread postby MGmirkin » Thu May 22, 2008 4:35 pm

This section will deal with things from just above the microscopic domain up to the level of the Earth-space boundary.


Earth as a spherical, self-repairing, leaky capacitor.

(Earth: A Self-repairing Capacitor)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2004/arch ... acitor.htm

(The Electric Earth)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2005/arch ... -earth.htm

(The Earth's Electrical Structure)
http://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/index/lightning-faq/2
http://www.nofc.forestry.ca/fire/faq_lightning_e.php

(The Earth's Electrical Environment)
http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn= ... 1&page=232

(The Global Circuit - What is the Global Circuit?)
http://globalcircuit.phys.uh.edu/body4.html


Telluric Currents - Subterranean Electric Currents

(Wikipedia: Telluric Current)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telluric_current

(Wikipedia: Magnetotellurics)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetotellurics

(Oilfield Glossary; Telluric Currents are Handy in Industry)
http://www.glossary.oilfield.slb.com/Di ... %20current
http://www.glossary.oilfield.slb.com/Di ... t%20method

(Underground current electrifies Australia)
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg12917622.800

(Powerful Earth Current Enters North America From The Pacific)
http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf024/sf024p12.htm

(Huge Underground Electrical Circuit)
http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf054/sf054g13.htm

(Subterranean Electric Currents)
http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf036/sf036p11.htm


Circular anomalies?

(Mysterious Electrified Rings of Stunted Tree Growth in Northern Ontario!)
http://digg.com/general_sciences/Myster ... rio_Forest
http://www.nowpublic.com/strange/myster ... rn-ontario
http://digg.com/environment/Mysterious_ ... rn_Ontario
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/tech/ ... rings.html

(Wikipedia: Carolina Bays; may or may not be related to the electrified forest rings.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_bay


Possible Electrical Processes Related to Earthquakes

(Sunspots and Earthquakes?)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2005/arch ... hquake.htm

(Scientists debate new evidence for electromagnetic earthquake predictors)
http://news-service.stanford.edu/pr/91/ ... c1006.html

(Cracking the Code of Pre-Earthquake Signals)
http://www.space.com/searchforlife/seti ... 51020.html

(Maxwell's equations and earthquakes)
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/print/18926

(Earthquake Lights; ...Earthquakes and P-Holes)
http://geology.about.com/od/earthquakes/a/EQlights.htm

(Evidence Mounts for Electromagnetic Earthquake Precursors)
http://www.wired.com/science/discoverie ... uake_alarm

(Large, impending earthquakes may broadcast warnings)
http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2 ... 10908.html

(Large earthquakes may broadcast warnings, but is anyone tuning in to listen?)
http://www.physorg.com/news116685860.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 201254.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 121207.php
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/ ... 00155.html

(Taiwan satellite notes ionosphere change before earthquake.)
http://digg.com/general_sciences/Taiwan ... earthquake

(Earthquakes are best predicted from space)
http://digg.com/general_sciences/Earthq ... from_space
http://digg.com/general_sciences/Earthq ... e_accurate

(Plan for quake 'warning system')
http://digg.com/general_sciences/Plan_f ... ing_system

(Electric currents along earthquake faults and the magnetization of pseudotachylite veins)
http://ssed.gsfc.nasa.gov/gunther/gunth ... al2007.pdf

(Pre-earthquake signals – Part I: Deviatoric stresses turn rocks into a source of electric currents)
http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.n ... -2007.html
http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.n ... 5-2007.pdf

(Pre-earthquake signals – Part II: Flow of battery currents in the crust)
http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.n ... -2007.html
http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.n ... 3-2007.pdf

(Inductive seismo-electromagnetic effect in relation to seismogenic ULF emission)
http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.n ... -2001.html
http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.n ... 1-2001.pdf


Earthquakes linked across distance? How?

(Quake In Alaska Changed Yellowstone Geysers)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 235046.htm

(Big quakes spark jolts worldwide)
http://www.physorg.com/news130942304.html


Volcanoes and Electricity?

(Volcanic Lightning)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2005/arch ... htning.htm
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2007/arch ... htning.htm

(Chaitén Eruption Lightning Storm)
http://www.universetoday.com/2008/05/07 ... no-images/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... index.html


Fulgurites

(Wikipedia: Fulgurite)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgurite

(Lightning Fossils)
http://www.weathernotebook.com/transcri ... 03/27.html


Electrical Fulgurites ["Clinkers"] Approximate Fossils?

(What Happens when a LIVE High Voltage Power Line Hits the Ground?)
http://205.243.100.155/frames/longarc.htm#Clinker
http://205.243.100.155/photos/Lightning ... ite195.jpg
http://205.243.100.155/photos/Lightning ... ite198.jpg
http://205.243.100.155/photos/Lightning ... nd159a.gif


Electrified Dust?

(Blowing Desert Sand Highly Electrically Charged)
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,322585,00.html

(Desert Mystery Has Electrifying Answer)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22593550/

(Electric Sand Findings Could Lead to Better Climate Models)
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 010708.php


Historical and Current Atmospheric Electricity Research

(A Lightning Primer)
http://thunder.msfc.nasa.gov/primer/index.html
http://thunder.msfc.nasa.gov/primer/primer3.html

(The Global Circuit)
http://globalcircuit.phys.uh.edu/
http://globalcircuit.phys.uh.edu/body4.html

(Solar Linkages to Atmospheric Processes)
http://globalcircuit.phys.uh.edu/SLAP/index.htm

(Stanford VLF Group)
http://www-star.stanford.edu/~vlf/
http://www-star.stanford.edu/~vlf/optical/
http://www-star.stanford.edu/~vlf/publications/
http://www-star.stanford.edu/~vlf/optic ... eHalos.pdf


Naming / Defining Some Electric Weather

(Glossary of Meteorological Terms)
http://www.met.tamu.edu/class/Metr304/S ... y-a-b.html
http://www.met.tamu.edu/class/Metr304/S ... y-c-h.html
http://www.met.tamu.edu/class/Metr304/S ... y-i-r.html
http://www.met.tamu.edu/class/Metr304/S ... y-s-z.html

(Lightning Dictionary)
http://wvlightning.com/glossary.shtml

(Types of Atmospheric Discharges)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning# ... _lightning
http://thunder.msfc.nasa.gov/primer/primer2.html
http://wvlightning.com/types.shtml
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/tg/wflash/wflash2.htm
http://www.centennialofflight.gov/2003F ... types.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper-atmo ... _lightning
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/primer/lightning/ltg_tle.html
http://www.albany.edu/faculty/rgk/atm101/sprite.htm
http://geology.about.com/od/sprites/a/sprites.htm


Potential Physical Explanations of Some Electric Weather

(Peter Thompson's "Charge Sheath Vortex")
http://www.peter-thomson.co.uk/tornado/ ... asics.html
http://www.peter-thomson.co.uk/tornado/ ... rnado.html
http://www.peter-thomson.co.uk/tornado/ ... rnado.html
http://www.peter-thomson.co.uk/tornado/ ... rnado.html
http://www.peter-thomson.co.uk/tornado/ ... -dish.html

(Electrical Theory of Tornadoes; Jan 1960)
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1960JGR....65..203V

([An] Electromagnetic Basis for the Initiation of a Tornado; Jun 1960)
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1960JAtS...17..371R

(Stabilization of a High-Voltage Discharge by a Vortex; Aug 1960)
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1960JAtS...17..468V

(Electric Currents Accompanying Tornado Activity; Sep 1967)
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1967Sci...157.1434B

(On the geo-electromagnetic aspects of tornado initiation; Dec 1972)
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1972PApGe.101..221B

(Electrical Discharges and Intense Vortices; Apr 1984)
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1984RSPSA.392..415S

(On Possibility of Electromagnetic Nature of Atmospheric Intensive Vortices Generation; Dec 2005)
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005physics..12239S

(An Electric Force Facilitator in Descending [TVS/Vortex] Tornadogenesis; 2006 / 2008)
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006physics..12216P
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008JGRD..11307106P

(Electric field and Lorentz force contribution to atmospheric vortex phenomena; May 2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.elstat.2007.04.001

(Artificial and natural lightning: Practical comparisons)
http://wvlightning.com/labsparks.shtml

(Cloud-to-Ground Lightning)
http://wvlightning.com/cgdesc.shtml
http://wvlightning.com/rsdesc.shtml

(Sprites, Elves, and Glow Discharge Tubes)
http://scitation.aip.org/journals/doc/P ... 41_1.shtml
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2001PhT....54k..41W

(Red Sprite Model)
http://www-star.stanford.edu/~vlf/Red_Sprite/

(FAST PHOTOMETRIC IMAGING OF HIGH ALTITUDE OPTICAL FLASHES ABOVE THUNDERSTORMS)
http://www-star.stanford.edu/~vlf/publi ... hesis.html
http://www-star.stanford.edu/~vlf/publi ... ode12.html
http://www-star.stanford.edu/~vlf/publi ... ode24.html
http://www-star.stanford.edu/~vlf/publi ... ode30.html

(The near space environment and electrostatic discharge)
http://www.boulder.swri.edu/LCANS/LCANS ... 6Apr07.ppt


Vortical Electric Weather

(Burned by a Dust Devil)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2005/arch ... tdevil.htm

(Electric Dust Devils on Mars)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2005/arch ... devils.htm

(NASA on Martian Dust Devils— “They’re Electrified!”)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2005/arch ... devils.htm

(Dust Devils - or Tornadoes?)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2005/arch ... devils.htm

(Mars or Earth the Devils are Electrified)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2008/arch ... devils.htm

(Electric Waterspouts)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2005/arch ... spouts.htm

(Tornadoes as Electric Discharge)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2005/arch ... charge.htm

(The Electric Hurricanes of 2005)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/arch ... icanes.htm

(Weather: Fair, Foul or Electric?)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2004/arch ... eather.htm

(Phantoms From the Sand: Tracking Dust Devils Across Earth and Mars)
http://digg.com/general_sciences/Phanto ... h_and_Mars

(Anecdotal Evidence For Vortical Electrical Weather)
http://sky-fire.tv/index.cgi/tornadoes.html#seeinside
http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf052/sf052g18.htm
http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/058 ... 5-0205.pdf
http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf105/sf105p11.htm


Lower Atmospheric Discharges

(Diagrams of Various Types of "Normal Lightning")
http://www.web-feats.com/chasing/images ... tning2.jpg
http://www.centennialofflight.gov/2003F ... iagram.jpg
http://www.lightningsafety.com/nlsi_inf ... types.html

(Andes Lightning, Andes Lights, Andes Glow)
http://www.met.tamu.edu/class/Metr304/S ... 0Lightning

(St. Elmo's Fire)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Elmo%27s_fire
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=000 ... 9EC588F2D7

(Ball Lightning)
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=000 ... 9EC588F2D7
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/ ... uest_x.htm
http://www.wonderquest.com/000-explanat ... hamson.htm
http://amasci.com/tesla/ballsci.txt
http://amasci.com/tesla/ballexst.txt

(Bolt From the Blue)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolt_from_the_blue
http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/bolt_blue.htm
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pub/ltg/crh_boltblue.php
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/gid/Web_Stories ... uction.php


Upper Atmospheric Discharges

(Diagrams of Various Types of Upper Atmospheric Discharges)
http://picasaweb.google.com/mgmirkin/Ph ... 3241061842
http://picasaweb.google.com/mgmirkin/Ph ... 2297842866

(Articles Addressing Multiple Processes)
http://sky-fire.tv/index.cgi/spritesbluejetselves.html
http://www-star.stanford.edu/~vlf/optic ... es97sciam/
http://www.holoscience.com/news/balloon.html
http://thunder.msfc.nasa.gov/bookshelf/ ... rites.html
http://ibis.nmt.edu/sprites/HighSpeed.html
http://ibis.nmt.edu/sprites/sprites.html
http://elf.gi.alaska.edu/sprites.html
http://geology.about.com/cs/sprites_and ... 21403a.htm
http://geology.about.com/od/sprites/a/sprites.htm
http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/6511
http://www.psu.edu/ur/2001/bluejets.html
http://www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/e ... uejets.htm
http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/spd/sprites.html
http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2007/06/1 ... nd-pixies/
http://www.ee.psu.edu/faculty/pasko/Pub ... s-jets.pdf
http://lpsc.in2p3.fr/DRAC/private/transp/Elves.pdf

(Pixies)

(Gnomes)

(Blue Starters)

(Blue Jets)
http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2 ... t-320.html
http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2 ... o-320.html
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/p ... 20314.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap951112.html
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/ ... uest_x.htm

(Giant Jets)
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/17758
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... under.html
http://band.unk.edu/src/naturearticle.html
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070829.html

(Sprites)
http://www.fma-research.com/Papers&pres ... /100YR.htm
http://sky-fire.tv/index.cgi/Hundredyear.html
http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/65547.pdf
http://www-star.stanford.edu/~vlf/optical/press/
http://www-star.stanford.edu/%7Evlf/opt ... ordReport/
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap951111.html
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap990616.html
http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/1 ... ent16.html
http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/prrl/prrl9910.html
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0407/18sprites/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 075852.htm
http://www.livescience.com/environment/ ... crets.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... rites.html
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/new ... rites.html
http://environment.newscientist.com/cha ... rth/dn8733
http://environment.newscientist.com/cha ... th/dn12044

(Sprite Halos)
http://www-star.stanford.edu/~vlf/publi ... ode30.html
http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/jepsjmo/cd-rom/ ... -011_e.pdf

(Beads)

(TROLLs)

(ELVES)
http://www-star.stanford.edu/%7Evlf/opt ... ordReport/
http://grad.econ.ubc.ca/cpbl/web/elves/

(TIGERs)
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/hum ... tle/dn6897
http://geology.about.com/od/sprites/a/aa012305a.htm


Equatorial Plasmas, More Or Less

(Plasma Instabilities in the Equatorial F-Region)
http://info.geomag.us/bubbles.html

(Equatorial Electrojet [EEJ])
http://info.geomag.us/equatorial_electrojet.html

(First Global Connection Between Earth And Space Weather Found)
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/new ... _link.html

(Strange Space Weather over Africa)
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2007 ... list883541

(Electric Space Weather Baffles Scientists)
http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2008/ ... eather.htm

(Van Allen Belts and the Ring Current)
http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/Education/Iradbelt.html


[In progress ... bear with me]

Probable topics remaining to broach:
Normal Lightning / Positive Lightning / Bolt from the Blue
Lightning Scars (Lichtenberg Figures, Fulgurites, Trenches, Spherules)
Electrodynamic Lab Work (CJ Ransom Spherules, E-Wind, Cratering; Plasmatic Cratering work with Ionizer; Dahlenaz CRT experiments re: crater /" Spiders")
Van Allen Belts / Ring Current
Equatorial Electrojet / Link Between Space Weather & Earth Weather
Auroral Electrojet
Auroras

Cheers,
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Section 3: The Solar Domain.

Unread postby MGmirkin » Thu May 22, 2008 4:36 pm

This section will deal with things from the Earth-space boundary to the edge of the heliosphere (approximately).


Peer Reviewed Papers

(Currents in the Solar Atmosphere and a Theory of Solar Flares)
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1967SoPh....1..220A

(On the Filamentary Structure of the Solar Corona.)
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1963IAUS...16...35A

(On the Importance of Electric Fields in the Magnetosphere and Interplanetary Space)
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1967SSRv....7..140A

(Interplanetary Magnetic Field)
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1958IAUS....6..284A


Kristian Birkeland Experiments and Predictions

(Norwegian Aurora Polaris Expedition 1902-1903; Kristian Birkeland, circa 1908)
http://www.plasma-universe.com/index.ph ... %28Book%29
http://www.archive.org/details/norwegia ... 01chririch (100+ MB PDF scan of the monograph.)

(Chapter VI. On Possible Electric Phenomena in Solar Systems and Nebulae; Excerpt from Birkeland's monograph, above)
http://www.plasma-universe.com/index.ph ... nd_Nebulae


[Hypothetical] Electric Stars

(Stellar Evolution in an Electric Universe)
http://www.electric-cosmos.org/hrdiagr.htm

(Electric Sun hypothesis)
http://www.electric-cosmos.org/sun.htm

(Tim Thompson / Don Scott Debate)
http://tim-thompson.com/electric-sun.html (Tim Thompson Responds to the Electric Sun hypothesis)
http://www.electric-cosmos.org/Rejoinder.htm (Don Scott Rejoinder to Tim Thompson)

(Don Scott rebuts Bridgman)
http://members.cox.net/dascott3/RebutTB.pdf

(Hannes Alfvén's Stellar Circuit Diagram)
http://picasaweb.google.com/mgmirkin/Ph ... 1592420642

(Unknown Force ["Likely Related to Magnetic Fields"] Triggers Star Formation; Electric Currents are Directly Related to Magnetic Fields!)
http://digg.com/space/Force_Related_to_ ... _Formation

(Magnetic Fields Crucial To Star Formation, Astronomer Says)
http://digg.com/space/Magnetic_Fields_C ... nomer_Says


The Solar Cycle

(Birkeland's Terella in a Configuration Approximating Solar Double Bands Electrically)
http://picasaweb.google.com/mgmirkin/Ph ... 6370902994

(The Quiescent and Active Sun)
http://picasaweb.google.com/mgmirkin/Ph ... 4397360498

(A Collage from Nearly a Full Solar Cycle)
http://picasaweb.google.com/mgmirkin/Ph ... 1275832610


Solar Flares and CMEs

(Solar Sigmoids Explained; they're electric!)
http://www.universetoday.com/2009/04/20 ... explained/
http://www.physorg.com/news159460745.html
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16999

(Solar Flare Precursors are Electric! But What About Venus?)
http://my.nowpublic.com/tech-biz/solar- ... bout-venus


Composition of Interplanetary Space

(The Sun's Equatorial Plasma Torus; equatorial and polar views)
http://picasaweb.google.com/mgmirkin/Ph ... 1275832626

(Solar Wind)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_wind

(Wikipedia: Interplanetary Medium)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interplanetary_medium


Electricity and Magnetism in the Interplanetary Medium

(Heliospheric Current Sheet)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliospheric_current_sheet
http://www.plasma-universe.com/index.ph ... rent_sheet

(Interplanetary Magnetic Field [IMF])
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interplane ... etic_field

(Proton Beams in the Solar Wind; a "Conventional Current")

(Strahl; Electron Beams in the Solar Wind, an "Electron Current")

(Flux Tubes in the Fast and Slow Solar Wind)
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007AIPC..932...26L

(Birkeland Currents)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birkeland_current
http://www.plasma-universe.com/index.ph ... nd_current

(Birkeland's Terella Showing "Field-Aligned Currents" expected under an electrical model; from book published circa 1908)
http://picasaweb.google.com/mgmirkin/Ph ... 7030221538

(Magnetic Flux Ropes; [Field-Aligned] Birkeland Currents)
http://digg.com/space/NASA_Spacecraft_M ... n_Lights_3
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/themi ... ights.html
http://digg.com/space/Spring_And_Fall_Are_Aurora_Season
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/themi ... _live.html

(Earth's auroras are powered electrically by the sun! [Image])
http://digg.com/space/Earth_s_auroras_a ... by_the_sun
http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/2037 ... er_400.jpg

(Auroras in Broad Daylight; auroras @ Earth 24/7!)
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/06mar_polar.htm

(THEMIS' "Magnetic Flux Ropes" Are an Electric Current, and It's Okay!)
http://www.nowpublic.com/tech-biz/themi ... d-its-okay

(Magnetic Portals Connect Sun and Earth; "flux transfer events")
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/30oct_ftes.htm

(THEMIS mission tracks electrical tornadoes in space)
http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/rele ... ling.shtml

(Magnetic Tornadoes Could Liberate Mercury's Tenuous Atmosphere; "flux transfer events," "twisted" / "bundled" magnetic fields)
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/messe ... adoes.html

(Mercury's "Magnetic Tornadoes" and the Big Picture...)
http://my.nowpublic.com/tech-biz/mercur ... ig-picture


Earth's Plasma Sheath

(Earth surrounded by giant fizzy bubbles)
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/0 ... bbles.html
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/space/06/2 ... index.html


Earth's Moon Involved in Electrical Interactions With Earth's Plasma Tail, as Well as the Solar Wind

(Moon Fountains)
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2005 ... ntains.htm

(A DYNAMIC FOUNTAIN MODEL FOR LUNAR DUST.)
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2005/pdf/1899.pdf

(Moon Storms)
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2005 ... storms.htm

(New Research into Mysterious Moon Storms)
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/0 ... torms.html

(New NASA Spacecraft to Probe Moon Dust)
http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/08 ... ssion.html

(Lunar Explorers Face Moon Dust Dilemma)
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/0 ... _dust.html

(Moondust in the Wind)
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008 ... hewind.htm

(The Moon and the Magnetotail)
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008 ... totail.htm

(Strange Things Happen at Full Moon)
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/0 ... -moon.html

(Astronomers Discover That The Earth's Magnetotail Charges The Surface Of The Moon)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2008 ... e_moon.htm


Mercury's & Venus' Plasma Tails Longer Than Expected

(Mercury's tail is many times longer than expected.)
http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/news/releases/ ... hp?id=1511
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/02/2 ... -tail.html
http://www.physorg.com/news123340373.html
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Bosto ... l_999.html

(Venus' tail is many times longer than expected.)
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg15420842.900

(Venus' Tail of the Unexpected)
http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2008/ ... ustail.htm


Unexpected Cometary Comparisons

(Enceladus, comets and electric moons)
http://www.holoscience.com/news.php?article=h103sydx

(Venus: Magnetic Field and Magnetosphere; "Venus can be likened to a comet")
http://www-ssc.igpp.ucla.edu/personnel/ ... venus_mag/

(Enceladus' Cometary Plumes)
http://www.holoscience.com/news.php?article=xcafwdgn

(Cassini Tastes Organic Material At Saturn's Geyser Moon; Enceladus' plume(s) taste a lot like a "comet")
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 151729.htm

(Electrically Charged Particles Found in Enceladus’ Plumes)
http://www.universetoday.com/2009/04/21 ... us-plumes/


Comets Appear More Like Asteroids, Less Like Dirty Snowballs; AKA, Comets Behaving Badly

(Comet Pioneer Fred Whipple Dies [Obituary]; Includes Description of Dirty Snowball)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3614064.stm

(The Electric Comet model)
http://www.thunderbolts.info/pdf/ElectricComet.pdf

(Electric Comets and the "Domino Effect")
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2004/arch ... comets.htm

("Stardust" Shatters Comet Theory)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/arch ... ardust.htm
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/arch ... 0comet.htm
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/arch ... ardust.htm

(Comets show evidence of fire & ice)
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stard ... 60313.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4801968.stm
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/0 ... pdate.html

(Surprise! That Comet is an Asteroid, Sort of...)
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008 ... hat-c.html

(Stardust comet dust resembles [Chondritic] asteroid materials)
https://publicaffairs.llnl.gov/news/new ... 01-05.html


Centaurs, The Comet-Asteroid Missing Link?

(When Asteroids Become Comets)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/arch ... teroid.htm

(Info in Centaurs)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centaur_%28planetoid%29
http://www.daviddarling.info/encycloped ... ntaur.html
http://www.daviddarling.info/encycloped ... ntaur.html
http://www.arm.ac.uk/press/centaurs.html


Electric Venus & Saturn

(The Shiny Mountains of Venus + Lightning)
http://www.holoscience.com/news.php?article=jej1t3c2

(Lightning @ Venus Confirmed)
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2007-137
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/NASA_ ... s_999.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 155513.htm

(Venus isn't our twin!; Double-Eyed Vortices at Both Poles of Venus, with explanation.)
http://www.holoscience.com/news.php?article=9aqt6cz5

(Saturn's Strange Hot Spot Explained; Poles likened to Venus' and experimentum crucis prediction registered.)
http://www.holoscience.com/news.php?article=1xz2g6tn

(Electrodynamics Solves Saturn's Hotspot(s) Mystery?; AKA, experimentum crucis for EU verified @ Saturn!)
http://slashdot.org/~mgmirkin/journal/192406

([Updated] Has Electrodynamics Solved the Mystery of Saturn's Dual Hotspots?)
http://www.nowpublic.com/tech-biz/has-e ... l-hotspots


Auroras at the Poles of Other Planets. Do Similar Features Arise from Similar Cause?

(Lots of Weak Auroras @ Mars)
http://www.esa.int/esaMI/Mars_Express/S ... U8E_0.html
http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn7491
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/0 ... urora.html
http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s1389239.htm
http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0512/12marsauroras/
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=17069

(Electric Currents Over Crustal Magnetic Anomalies Implicated in Martian Auroras)
http://www.nowpublic.com/tech-biz/elect ... an-auroras

(Auroras @ Saturn)
http://www.physorg.com/news3078.html
http://www.physorg.com/news3094.html
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archiv ... n/2005/06/
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archiv ... n/1998/05/
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archiv ... n/1995/39/
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 021405.php
http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2005/290.html

(Auroras @ Jupiter)
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2007 ... uroras.htm
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... cture.html
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archiv ... r/2000/38/
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archiv ... r/1998/04/
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archiv ... r/1996/32/
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archiv ... r/1992/13/

(Hubble Sees Auroral Emission Arcs Following the K Impact)
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archiv ... r/1994/45/

(Chandra Probes High-Voltage Auroras on Jupiter)
http://digg.com/space/Chandra_Probes_Hi ... on_Jupiter


Jupiter's Auroral Flare

(Hubble Spots Mysterious Flash of Light on Jupiter)
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/s ... 10411.html

(An auroral flare at Jupiter)
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v4 ... 787a0.html

(Jupiter's Got Flare)
http://www.nature.com/news/2001/010412/ ... 412-7.html

(Jets on Jupiter: first view of an auroral flare)
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2689

(Jupiter's 'northern lights')
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/1272268.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1272268.stm

(Hubble Spots Mysterious Flash of Light on Jupiter)
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/s ... 10411.html


The Charging and Discharging of Jupiter's Rings

(The sculpting of Jupiter's gossamer rings by its shadow)
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v4 ... 06886.html

(Scientists Find Rings of Jupiter Are Shaped in Shadow)
https://www.newsdesk.umd.edu/scitech/re ... cleID=1648
http://www.physorg.com/news128779184.html

(Jupiter's Rings Made in the Shade)
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/0 ... rings.html
http://www.universetoday.com/2008/05/01 ... the-shade/


Footprints in Jupiter's Aurora from Electrical Flux Tubes Linked to Its Moons

(Jupiter's aurora feels Europa's light touch)
http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn8994

(Satellite Footprints Seen in Jupiter Aurora; Io, Ganymede, and Europa.)
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archiv ... es/2000/38

(Io's Flux Tube[s] Touch Down in Both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres of Jupiter)
http://digg.com/space/Novel_Spots_Found_On_Jupiter
http://digg.com/space/Io_Creates_Glowin ... on_Jupiter
http://digg.com/space/New_Unexpected_Sp ... _Jupiter_2
http://digg.com/space/Io_Creates_Spots_on_Jupiter_2
http://digg.com/space/Io_s_footprint_on ... s_the_lead


The Io-Jupiter Flux Tube(s)

(Early Energetic Particle Results from Jupiter)
http://www.jhuapl.edu/techdigest/td1802/williams.pdf

(The Io "Dynamo"; Voyager 1's Magnetometer Detected a Current of About a Million Amperes. Compare That to the 650,000 Amperes the Earth Receives from the Sun along "Magnetic Flux Ropes" [Birkeland currents])
http://www.phy6.org/earthmag/wio.htm

(Jupiter's Io Generates Power And Noise, But No Magnetic Field)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 080022.htm


Birkeland's Terella Experiments Vs. Io in Eclipse

(Io in Eclipse, Courtesy of New Horizons)
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/news_center/new ... aphics.htm
http://picasaweb.google.com/mgmirkin/Ph ... 5084564514

(Basic Standard Model Interpretation of Io in Eclipse Based upon "Volcanic" Assumptions)
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/news_center/new ... aphics.htm
http://picasaweb.google.com/mgmirkin/Ph ... 9379531858

(Io in Eclipse Montage, Courtesy of New Horizons)
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA10100
http://picasaweb.google.com/mgmirkin/Ph ... 1145958674

(Birkeland's Terella Displaying a Sparse Band of Plasma Around the Equator and a Number of Cathodic Arc Spots Also Around the Equator)
http://picasaweb.google.com/mgmirkin/Ph ... 6667671810


Io's purported "lava" may not be

(NASA's dirty little secret coloring book... Assumptions literally colored their interpretations!)
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02519
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02525
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02545
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02584

(NASA'S Xmas Coloring Book; Wal Thornhill, December 22, 1999)
http://www.holoscience.com/news/xmas_colour.htm

(Io's "Volcanoes" Blur Scientific Vision; Dec 17, 2004)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2004/arch ... ries-4.htm


Io "Volcanoes" May Not Be

(Filamentation of Volcanic Plumes on the Jovian Satellite Io; Peratt / Dessler, 1988)
http://plasmascience.net/tpu/papers.html

(Dense Plasma Focus; Image from Peratt / Dessler Paper, Above)
http://picasaweb.google.com/mgmirkin/Ph ... 2027948242

(Electric Jets on Io)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2004/arch ... ric-io.htm

(Io and the "Greatest Surprise")
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2004/arch ... ries-1.htm

(Electric Io Revisited)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2007/arch ... isited.htm

(Tvashtar Plume on Io; Images)
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/news_center/new ... aphics.htm
http://picasaweb.google.com/mgmirkin/Mo ... 4099348706
http://picasaweb.google.com/mgmirkin/Mo ... 8394316018


A Saturn-Enceladus Electrical Connection?

(An Enceladus-Saturn Electrical Connection?)
http://thunderbolts.info/thunderblogs/a ... ection.htm


Planetary Rings

(Birkeland's Terella Operating in a Way That Appears to Accord Well with Planetary Rings)
http://www.plasma-universe.com/index.ph ... nd_Nebulae
http://www.plasma-universe.com/index.ph ... ig-257.jpg

(Saturn's Rings Sparkle in X-rays)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2005/arch ... x-rays.htm

(Saturn's Spokes)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2004/arch ... spokes.htm

([Uranus'] Blue Rings Pose New Mystery)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/arch ... erings.htm

(Jupiter's Rings charged / Discharged in the Shadow of the Night Side)
http://digg.com/space/Scientists_Find_R ... _in_Shadow
http://digg.com/space/Jupiter_s_Shadow_ ... _Its_Rings
http://digg.com/space/Scientists_Find_R ... n_Shadow_2
http://digg.com/space/Mystery_of_Jupiter_s_Rings_Solved


The Heliospheric Boundary

(Heliosphere, Heliosheath, Heliopause)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliosphere


Probes Approach and Possibly Cross the Heliopause / Heliosheath (Repeatedly)?
http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2003/2 ... 0003.shtml
http://www.jhuapl.edu/newscenter/pressr ... 031105.asp
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/v ... 31105.html
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v4 ... 6021a.html
http://www.spacedaily.com/news/voyager1-03b.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4576623.stm
http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/sol ... r_agu.html
http://www.planetary.org/news/2005/0524 ... er_of.html
http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0505/24voyager1/
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=4666840
http://www-pw.physics.uiowa.edu/space-a ... ion-shock/
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... yager.html
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=17883
http://www.planetary.org/news/2006/0815 ... route.html
http://www.universetoday.com/2007/11/29 ... ion-shock/
http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn13029
http://www.itwire.com/content/view/15757/1154/
http://www.phy6.org/Education/wtermin.html


Anomalous Data

(Speed / Trajectory Anomalies Affect Several Probes)
http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/199808 ... _sys.shtml
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/print/20123
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/0 ... ranom.html
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/0 ... omaly.html
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=sci ... ft-anomaly
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/home/17846774.html

(The Pioneer Anomaly)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2007/arch ... nomaly.htm

(Anomalous Trajectories)
http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2008/ ... tories.htm

(A Mystery Solved - Welcome to the Electric Universe!)
http://www.holoscience.com/news/mystery_solved.html

(Voyager 1 at the Edge – of what?)
http://www.holoscience.com/news.php?article=0yfteeje

(Voyager Probes the Sun's Electrical Environment)
http://www.holoscience.com/news.php?article=55fx8yeh

Cheers,
~Michael Gmirkin
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Section 4: The Galactic Domain.

Unread postby MGmirkin » Thu May 22, 2008 4:38 pm

This section will deal with things from the edge of the heliosphere to the edges of the galaxy.


Composition of the Interstellar Medium

(Wikipedia: Interstellar Medium)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstellar_medium


Filametary & Helical Structures in the Milky Way


(Cosmic 'DNA': Double Helix Spotted in Space )
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/0 ... ebula.html


Stars Acting Like Comets?

(A Star with a Comet's Tail; Mira is discovered to have a massive tail much like a comet?)
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/galex/20070815/
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2007/15aug_mira.htm
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/galex ... 70815.html
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/galex/20070815/v.html
http://www.astronomy.com/asy/default.aspx?c=a&id=5899
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... -tail.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/16/scien ... 6star.html
http://www.physorg.com/news106404409.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap070817.html


Black Holes, Magnetism and Electricity

(Black hole plasma jet reveals twisted magnetic fields)
http://space.newscientist.com/article/mg19826535.000

(Black Hole Dynamo May Be Cosmos' Ultimate Electricity Generator :o )
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 073033.htm


Cheers,
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Section 5: The Universal Domain

Unread postby MGmirkin » Thu May 22, 2008 4:39 pm

This section will deal with things from the edges of galaxies to the edges of the universe (on the truly macroscopic scale of overall structure in the universe).


Peer Reviewed Papers on Plasma / Electricity in the Cosmos

(The Evidence For Electrical Currents in Cosmic Plasma)
http://plasmascience.net/tpu/Perattpdf/ ... Cosmic.pdf

(Double radio sources and the new approach to cosmical plasma physics)
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1978Ap%26SS..54..279A
http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi- ... e=PDF_HIGH

(Evolution of the Plasma Universe: I. Double Radio Galaxies, Quasars, and Extragalactic Jets)
http://plasmascience.net/tpu/downloadsC ... 6TPS-I.pdf

(Evolution of the Plasma Universe: II. The Formation of Systems of Galaxies)
http://plasmascience.net/tpu/downloadsC ... TPS-II.pdf

(Interstellar clouds and the formation of stars)
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1978Ap%26SS..55..487A
http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi- ... e=PDF_HIGH

(On the Origin of Cosmic Magnetic Fields.)
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1961ApJ...133.1049A

(Plasma Experiments in the Laboratory and Space)
http://plasmascience.net/tpu/downloads/ ... l.1992.pdf

(The Role of Particle Beams and Electrical Currents in the Plasma Universe)
http://plasmascience.net/tpu/downloads/ ... tBeams.pdf

(Evolution of Colliding Plasmas)
http://plasmascience.net/tpu/downloads/ ... ielsen.pdf

(Interstellar Neutral Hydrogen Filaments at High Galactic Latitudes and the Bennett Pinch)
http://plasmascience.net/tpu/downloads/ ... urAPSS.pdf

(Thermalization of synchrotron radiation from field-aligned currents)
http://plasmascience.net/tpu/Perattpdf/PeterPeratt.pdf

(Radiation Properties of Pulsar Magnetospheres: Observation, Theory, and Experiment)
http://plasmascience.net/tpu/downloads/ ... tt1995.pdf

(Self-similarity of plasma networking in a broad range of length scales: From laboratory to cosmic plasmas)
http://plasmascience.net/tpu/downloadsC ... novCos.pdf


News Coverage of Plasma Cosmology

(Novel Theory Challenges The Big Bang; February 28, 1989)
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.h ... A96F948260

(Big Bang vs. Plasma Cosmology: Competing Approaches to Understanding the Universe)
http://digg.com/general_sciences/Big_Ba ... Approaches
http://www.nowpublic.com/tech-biz/big-b ... g-universe

(A Fractal Distribution of Matter in the Universe May Topple the Big Bang. If So, What's Next?)
http://digg.com/space/Fractal_Universe_ ... hat_s_Next
http://www.nowpublic.com/tech-biz/fract ... whats-next

(An Argument for the Consideration of Electrodynamics in Cosmology [Opinion])
http://digg.com/space/Argument_for_Elec ... gy_Opinion
http://www.nowpublic.com/tech-biz/argum ... ent-113655


The Composition of Intergalactic Space

(99.999% plasma)
http://www.plasma-universe.com/index.ph ... %25_plasma

(Wikipedia: Intergalactic Space)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intergalactic_space


Galaxies Acting Like Comets?

(The Tail of a Galaxy)
http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2008/ ... galaxy.htm

(Newborn stars discovered in dramatic galaxy tail)
http://newsroom.msu.edu/site/indexer/3186/content.htm
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/a3627/
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20891704/
http://www.physorg.com/news109513368.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 122144.htm
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/10003481.html

('Comet Galaxy' Ripped Apart by Galaxy Cluster)
http://www.keckobservatory.org/article.php?id=105


Our Filamentary Universe

(Cosmic Finger Taps Our Galaxy's Shoulder)
http://digg.com/space/Cosmic_Finger_Tap ... s_Shoulder

('Axis of evil' a cause for cosmic concern)
http://space.newscientist.com/article/m ... ncern.html

(Galaxies Formed Along Filaments Like Beads on a String)
http://digg.com/space/Galaxies_formed_a ... n_a_string

(Space oddity: European probe finds missing matter)
http://digg.com/space/Space_oddity_Euro ... ing_matter

(Piece of Missing Cosmic Matter Found)
http://digg.com/space/Piece_of_Missing_ ... er_Found_3

(More Missing Cosmic Matter Found)
http://digg.com/space/More_Missing_Cosmic_Matter_Found

(Hubble Survey Finds Missing Matter, Probes Intergalactic Web)
http://digg.com/space/Hubble_Survey_Fin ... ctic_Web_3

(The Universe in Hot Gas; "...in Plasma," to be Precise)
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap020820.html

(The Lyman Alpha Forest)
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap030126.html


A Fractal Universe?

(Fractured Universe)
http://space.newscientist.com/article/mg16322004.500

(Galaxy map hints at fractal universe)
http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn14200

(Electricity / Plasma is Fractal!)
http://www.capturedlightning.com/frames ... bergs.html
http://www.capturedlightning.com/photos ... lfsim2.jpg


[In progress... Bear with me.]

Probable topics remaining to broach:
Filamentary Universe VS. Filamentary "Dark Matter" (Which is More Plausible? Not That Plausibility is a Measure of Correctness)

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Section 6: The Biological Domain.

Unread postby MGmirkin » Fri May 23, 2008 1:59 pm

This section will deal with things within the biological domain, from prebiological stuff resembling life to actually living things displaying electrical properties.


Life, the Universe, and Dusty Plasma / Electricity?

(The Urey / Miller Experiment)
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/300/5620/745
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=pri ... t-repeated

(Studies Moderately Related to Urey / Miller)
http://newsrelease.uwaterloo.ca/news.php?id=4348
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=a-s ... n-for-life

(Dusty Space Plasma Displays Lifelike Self-Organizing, Self-Replicating Behavior Not Unlike DNA.)
http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn12466
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 150630.htm
http://www.universetoday.com/2007/08/15 ... r-to-life/
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/30833
http://www.physorg.com/news105869123.html
http://www.iop.org/Media/Press%20Releas ... 25223.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 081007.php
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2007 ... -its-.html
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/u ... 241753.ece
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,296439,00.html
http://www.itwire.com/content/view/14101/1066/
http://www.thinkartificial.org/simulati ... ght-exist/

(Life-like Cell Walls Created in Deep Space Lab Conditions)
http://www.space.com/searchforlife/spac ... 129-1.html


DNA as a Semiconductor, Conductor or Superconductor

(DNA is a semiconductor; Apr 1, 1999)
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/3066

(Superconductivity: it's in the genes; Jan 12, 2001)
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2733

(DNA induced to superconductivity; February 7, 2001)
http://www.trnmag.com/Stories/020701/DN ... 20701.html

(Superconductivity in DNA; February 23, 2001)
http://www.nanoword.net/library/weekly/010223a.php

(Electronic properties of DNA; Aug 1, 2001)
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/print/60

(DNA goes spintronic; Jul 23, 2002)
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/9461

(Conduction seen in DNA backbone; Dec 17, 2007)
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/32224

(Electronic structure of DNA revealed for 1st time by Hebrew University and collaborating researchers; Feb28, 2008)
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 022808.php


Bodies Electric?

(Nano-sized voltmeter measures electric fields deep within cells)
http://www.ur.umich.edu/0708/Dec03_07/10.shtml
http://www.physorg.com/news115650653.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 173237.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 113007.php

(Mighty Electric Fields Found Inside Cells - 15 million volts per meter? Ay, carumba.)
http://discovermagazine.com/2008/mar/14 ... side-cells

("Nanosized Voltmeter" Enables Cellular-Wide Electric Field Mapping)
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_q ... _n19511018

(The Currents Of Life)
http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf012/sf012p06.htm


Biorock, Electrical Scaffolding for Growing New Reefs!

(Electric Reefs)
http://www.globalcoral.org/Electric%20Reefs.htm

(THE ELECTRIC REEF THAT JUST KEEPS GROWING!)
http://www.globalcoral.org/THE%20ELECTR ... ROWING.htm

(Wind, sun and tides power Biorock, rehab for recovering coral reefs)
http://freeenergy.ca/news/139/ARTICLE/1 ... 05-29.html

(Jolts of electricity revive damaged coral reef)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5770139/
http://www.wired.com/science/discoverie ... 4/08/64671

(Electric currents may be saving coral reefs in Bali)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/n ... ral04.html


Electroreception

(Wikipedia: Electroreception)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroreception

(Electroreception in Monotremes)
http://jeb.biologists.org/cgi/reprint/202/10/1447.pdf

(Platypus Paradoxes)
http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf075/sf075b08.htm

(Platypus Bill An Electrical Probe)
http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf045/sf045p11.htm

(The star of the star-nosed mole)
http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf088/sf088b07.htm

(The electric mole - star-nosed mole may be able to sense electric fields)
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... i_14655906

(Why the hammer head?)
http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf065/sf065b06.htm

(Sharks' Sixth Sense Related to Human Genes)
http://www.livescience.com/animals/0602 ... sense.html

(Scientists trace origin of shark’s electric sense)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 171515.htm
http://www.physorg.com/news10587.html

(Electric Fields Could Repel Sharks)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24484864/
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/In ... c2008.html
http://www.livescience.com/animals/0805 ... repel.html


Interesting electrical fish

(Wikipedia: Electric Fish)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_fish

(Wikipedia: Electric Organ)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_organ

(Wikipedia: Electric Catfish)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_catfish

(Wikipedia: Electric Eel)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_eel

(Electric Ray)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_ray

(Peters' Elephantnose Fish)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peters%27_ ... tnose_fish

(From The Depths Of The Amazon)
http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf112/sf112p06.htm

(Was it a spark? Fish woo with electricity)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23409617/

(Electric fish conduct electric duets in aquatic courtship, Cornell neurobiologists discover)
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Jun ... ng.sl.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 110858.htm

(Electric Fish Engage in "Shocking" Mating Ritual, Study Finds)
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... -fish.html
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/InNews/shocking2007.html

(Electric Fish In Africa Could Be Example Of Evolution In Action)
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Jun ... sh.sb.html
http://www.cals.cornell.edu/cals/public ... c-fish.cfm
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 213407.htm
http://www.physorg.com/news68455669.html


Trees communicate?

(Trees talk in w-waves)
http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf063/sf063b11.htm

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Re: Electricity and Plasma, from Micro to Macro and Beyond...

Unread postby Osmosis » Fri May 23, 2008 2:03 pm

Michael, do you ever sleep? :shock:
(Originally posted by Osmosis on Thu May 22, 2008 11:24 pm.)
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Re: Electricity and Plasma, from Micro to Macro and Beyond...

Unread postby junglelord » Fri May 23, 2008 2:05 pm

WOW, even my brain hurts when I think about all that work....
:lol: ;)

Like I said, your a wonderful addition to the forum, probably a leader in hard work and good post.
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(Originally posted by junglelord on Fri May 23, 2008 7:16 am)
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Re: Electricity and Plasma, from Micro to Macro and Beyond...

Unread postby MGmirkin » Fri May 23, 2008 2:07 pm

Osmosis wrote:Michael, do you ever sleep? :shock:


No, I'm a Cylon (or maybe a human-form Replicator? Perhaps Borg?), and my brain is fighting off power failure... :x

But other'n that, I'm a pretty nice guy. :D

junglelord wrote:WOW, even my brain hurts when I think about all that work... :x

Like I said, your a wonderful addition to the forum, probably a leader in hard work and good post.
:ugeek:


Thankee muchly! Muchas Garcias... Etc. ;)
Will probably start linking everything up tonight or over the weekend sometime. Back to work for now.

Cheers,
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Re: Electricity and Plasma, from Micro to Macro and Beyond...

Unread postby MGmirkin » Sat May 24, 2008 8:29 am

Slowly but surely... It's coming along. Spent pretty much all night workin' on this. Still have a bit to do on it, but I think we're on the home stretch. For now, I'm fading, and need to catch a couple hours sleep...

Later, :arrow:
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Re: Electricity and Plasma, from Micro to Macro and Beyond...

Unread postby MGmirkin » Sun May 25, 2008 6:20 pm

And a good chunk of today has gone by in the search for "completion"...

Getting there, slowly but surely,
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Re: Electricity and Plasma, from Micro to Macro and Beyond...

Unread postby Faderbaby » Wed May 28, 2008 8:26 pm

In the spirit of creating the world's largest plasma links thread, how about http://www.mysterious-america.net/ufoplasmascondig.html; a plasma solution to the popular "flying saucer" mystery? Like the EU, plasma UAPs are ready to spring into the mainstream and replace a myth based on 30's sci-fi (and updated with 50's sci-fi) with a mysterious, but entirely natural, phenomenon.
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Re: Electricity and Plasma, from Micro to Macro and Beyond...

Unread postby MGmirkin » Thu May 29, 2008 10:47 am

Faderbaby wrote:In the spirit of creating the world's largest plasma links thread, how about http://www.mysterious-america.net/ufoplasmascondig.html; a plasma solution to the popular "flying saucer" mystery? Like the EU, plasma UAPs are ready to spring into the mainstream and replace a myth based on 30's sci-fi (and updated with 50's sci-fi) with a mysterious, but entirely natural, phenomenon.


I hesitate to get into UFOlogy, especially where I can't seem to find a reliable site that discusses the topic or links to a copy of the ACTUAL report... I see lots of second hand info, but nothing leading back to the primary source report. The closest to something with journalistic integrity I've seen so far is:

(Unidentified Atmospheric Phenomena - Seeing the light)
http://www.forteantimes.com/features/ar ... omena.html

I tend to prefer relatively well-sourced materials from mainstream press releases, news sites, etc. Something about "passing the 'stink test'." IE, non-controversial enough or well-researched enough to make it into the mainstream press or journal articles / papers... You'll see that a good majority of what I've listed above falls into that category. The Condign report might be better served with a separate thread discussing it in Planetary Science. I think I'll fork this discussion over there, so long as it stays on topic. If more mainstream sources or the original source reports come to light I may include those in the "Macroscopic Domain" section (above). Once a sufficient volume of mainstream thought / reporting on the issue is available.

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Re: Electricity and Plasma, from Micro to Macro and Beyond...

Unread postby Faderbaby » Thu May 29, 2008 11:52 am

Let me provide that. I would consider (conspiracy theories aside) The British Ministry of Defence a good source and the document is written under both a Secret and Top Secret clearance. Here's the link to these original documents, much of which I've read (and summarized in my blog and plasma page). This came about from a FOIA request and made a small splash in the mainstream media:

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/Freed ... ummary.htm

Thanks for considering it~! The thing to read is the Executive Summary. I can point you to where any actual conclusions of interest reside in this 400 page document.

Cheers mate,
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