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Archaeology, the Internet and Neutrinos

2011-11-15 1 comment

Or: Space and the Universe are a Palimpsest

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Most recently Israeli archaeologists unearthed a crusader’s inscription believed to be around 800 years old and, which is why it makes headlines, written in Arabic.

For those who have followed archaelogical progress over several decades (and reconstructed it from the very beginnings of “modern” archaeology starting probably with people like Schliemann trying to find Troy etc.) it is quite obvious that not only have many things been unearthed in recent years that former generations would have never believed to have existed but it seems clear that what has so far been found is but a fraction of what there is to be found at some future point; and then some, because probably most of the stuff will never be found, go unrecognised or being inadvertently destroyed, e.g. while excavating for a new underground rail system etc. Read more…

Why Our Future Must Be Solar As Our Past Once Was

When you put a pot on the hot plate on your stove and switch on the heat – do you not expect the pot to get hot?
When you add energy on the earth’s surface to what the sun and geothermal influences already provide would you not expect the earth respectively the atmosphere to get warmer?
Then why do scientists not consider this as a source of global warming? Why do they concentrate on potential influences of some gases in the atmosphere while proposing to heat the earth to a much greater extent by adding heat through sources like nuclear fission or fusion which indubitably add to earth’s heat balance? Read more

Update: Greenpeace measures Caesium 40 miles from Fukushima … CRIIRAD warns France …

2011-04-11 6 comments

… and hence in areas not yet evacuated though they should obviously have been. Read more…

How to protect your garden patch or field against radioactive fall-out

Do you own a garden, a patch of land, a field where you plant, esp. for human food or animal feed? Then you should prepare against letting the radioactive fall-out from Japan into your soil, where it will remain and contaminate your plants and e.g. livestock for probably decades.

Here’s the advice I already gave to people back in 1986 after the Chernobyl incidentRead more…

Politicians of all countries, recollect yourselves!

Dear politicians, there’s no alternative to forever turning our backs on nuclear energy and fast. Sure, the nuclear industry will protest vigorously and will see profits dwindle but they will survive without much problem – as opposed to many Japanese. It is but a question of time until another country will be hit as well – we should have understood that much by now. The so-called residual risk is not just unlikely nor is it negligible. And if you don’t rise to this sad occasion and get behind your people (a majority of whom never fancied nuclear power), then you will not only risk the health and livelihood of countless human beings but also your own and, above all, your power. Read more…

Survival tips: Out of bottled water? Drinking water contaminated? Here is what to do …

Let’s assume you went to several stores and all of them are out of bottled water – what you can do to still lower the radiotoxicity from your drinking water by a simple trick that costs nothing.

Here is what you need to know and what you can do even if you can’t buy bottled water anymore to lower your or your child’s exposure to iodine radioactivity considerably.

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How I brought down the Nuclear Industry in my Country – and how you can do it in yours …

The nineteen-seventies were the hey-day of nuclear power. Almost every country, big or small, super-power or developing country, thought they should build as many atomic reactors as possible. And then, all of a sudden, or so it seems, most of these ambitious projects came to a screeching halt. Was it the Three Mile Island accident that caused it? Were people more opposed to nuclear energy than before? Not really.

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Dangers, Properties, possible Uses and Methods of Purification of radioactively contaminated (drinking) Water (e.g. in Japan)

Most methods and tools being recommended here on the Internet such as purification by filtration will not lead to your desired result of decontaminating “radioactive water”.

Here is what you need to know and what you can do [updated March 31st 2011, see end] – e.g. even if you can’t buy bottled water anymore.

a) Radioactive contamination of drinking water in Japan at this point in time can come about in only two ways: Read more…

Blogs and Web Sites you may want to follow

The following is a list of blogs and websites that CrisisMaven has followed and observed over the last few months and that readers may want to check out from time to time.
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CrisisMaven’s Blog News 2010-02-12: List of Data Visualisation Sources

The promised List of Data Visualisation Sources is now online.

>>>> Check it out here! <<<<

Other sorted lists by subject will follow in due course. Read more…

Welcome, Visitor: here’s what you can do …

with this blog … (First time visitor? – Why not  start here!) Read more…

CrisisMaven’s Blog News 2010-02-05: First 5000 Webpage Views!

2010-02-05 2 comments

Thanks to all avid readers: today, 2010-02-05 at around 15:20 GMT we went past our first 5,000 hits on our blog after only the first fortnight!

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Categories: General, News

CrisisMaven’s Blog News 2010-01-30: Economics Reference List Online!

Jan. 30th 2010: our Reference List went online. Update: Feb. 5th we now have over 250 data sources listed (and counting); most are meta lists totalling hundreds of thousands of economic indicators, time series, historical data, addresses of central banks etc.

>>>> Check it out here! <<<<

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The very first post

2010-01-20 1 comment

Rather than post the past we here try sometimes to be first past the post.

If you can identify with quips such as “It takes a child to raze a village” and have read the “About” then enjoy and feel free to comment.

Comments will be moderated and may take a while before they’re approved as in general I have little time but will try to do everyone justice as much as is in my power.

(See more statistical material in our References section!)

Categories: General
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