Posted: April 18th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Coriolis Effect, Drain, Funkinwagnill, Gustave-Gaspard Coriolis, Spin, Water | Comments Off
Water draining from a sink or toilet will always spin the same direction, counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clock wise in the southern hemisphere.
Have you ever noticed how spinning is a common behaviour in nature and science, especially in the small world of the atom. As the earth spins on its axis its movement imparts some spin onto anything on its surface. This causes things like drains to spin in the same direction. Cyclones, and large storms all spin in the same directions. Tornado’s are mostly the same but about 1% of them will actually spin in the opposite direction, this only applies to smaller Tornado’s as the Coriolis Effect
has little impact on them.
First described by the 19th-century French engineer-mathematician Gustave-Gaspard Coriolis
in 1835. The theory proposed by Coriolis was a breakthrough as it described Newtons laws but within a rotating frame of reference.funkin
Posted: April 18th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Blipvert, Light, Magnetic, Technoid Computer News | Comments Off
The Hidden Properties of Light
University of Michigan boffins have discovered, while shooting lasers through glass, that light shining through non conductive materials exhibit strong magnetic characteristics. The magnetic properties of light were thought to be so weak that they could simply be ignored. With this research that has all changed, the assumption as it turns out was drastically wrong. They discovered that extremely powerful light can generate magnetic fields 100 million times stronger than previously estimated. “Strong enough to induce useable voltages and create magnetic batteries.” Professor Stephen Rand says, adding, “Enough sunlight, focused into an optical fiber, could generate electricity – that’s is a simple way to think about it” β★β READ MORE