Author Archives: Bob Johnson

Plasmoids on the 100th Anniversary of Winston H. Bostick’s Birth

Mar 4, 2016 Sixty years ago, Winston Harper Bostick found that an amorphous mass of high-velocity plasma has a natural ability to convert a large proportion of its kinetic energy into magnetic energy, contained in an organised toroidal structure. He … Continue reading

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Will the World End on 21st December 2012?

  Dec 20, 2012 Thoughts on the Origins of the Mayan Calendar The sacred Mayan calendar based on cycles of 260 days and 360 days can be traced back to the Olmecs living in 800 BCE but the cycles themselves … Continue reading

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Predicting Volcanic Eruptions by Isohypse Reconnection

April 1, 2012 Recent research in volcanology has concentrated on improving the predictability of major eruption events with the primary aim of providing sufficient warning to enable evacuation of personnel from the danger zone. A breakthrough in understanding the underlying … Continue reading

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