"Neutron star" refutes its own existence

A team of scientists studying the x-ray emissions of a so-called neutron star tell us that the existing theoretical models cannot explain what they are seeing. Astronomers say that neutron stars are very small yet massively dense objects that spin at incredibly fast speeds with rotation periods no more than hundreds of seconds and sometimes faster than a dentist drill.However, according to new research, a so-called neutron star has been observed with a rotation period of 5.4 hours, an anomalously slow speed. The neutron star is also unusual in that it is pared to form a binary with a red giant and the magnetic field of the neutron star is incredibly strong. No one has ever seen a neutron star, and they are an inferred entity. Wal Thornhill weighs in with his thoughts regarding the Electric… »

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Extinct undersea volcanoes squashed under Earth's crust cause tsunami earthquakes, according to new research

New research has revealed the causes and warning signs of rare tsunami earthquakes, which may lead to improved detection measuresNew research has revealed the causes and warning signs of rare tsunami earthquakes, which may lead to improved detection measures.Tsunami earthquakes happen at relatively shallow depths in the ocean and are small in terms of their magnitude. However, they create very large tsunamis, with some earthquakes that only measure 5.6 on the Richter scale generating waves that reach up to ten metres when they hit the shore.A global network of seismometers enables researchers to detect even the smallest earthquakes. However, the challenge has been to determine which small magnitude events are likely to cause large tsunamis.In 1992, a magnitude 7.2 tsunami earthquake occurr… »

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STEREO probes operations will be curtailed for more than a year

NASA’s revolutionary twin STEREO probes which allowed us to see the farside of the Sun and make 3D models of incoming CMEs will pass directly behind the Sun later this year making images from the probes unavailable for quite some time.While planning the mission, science team gathered around STEREO mission expected a brief eclipse during this passage, however, it now seems that the operations will be curtailed for more than a year. The problem lies in STEREO’s high gain antenna and its heat-sensitive components which would overheat if pointed too close to the Sun during the passage.This engineering problem was not anticipated when STEREO was launched in 2006.Illustration of the positions of the two STEREO spacecraft show that they attain… »

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Experts sound alarm over an apes extinction threat

Infrastructure development and extraction of natural resources have devastated the prime habitat of apes and pushed chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, orangutans and gibbons closer to extinction. The accelerated and unsustainable exploitation of the earth’s primary natural resources has become a major threat to apes in Africa and Asia, according to a major United Nations environment conference held on June 25, 2014.”There’s absolutely no doubt that extractive industries are severely impacting on apes and their habitats!” Helga Rainer, conservation director of the Great Apes programme at the Arcus Foundation Extraction of oil and gas, minerals and timber are the main cause of this serious threat. Only five out of 27 ape (habitats) do not have a mining project w… »

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Highest density of Tritium measured from seawater of all of the crippled reactors even outside of underground wall

On 6/27/2014, Tepco announced they measured the highest density of Tritium from Fukushima plant port.

The sample seawater was taken in water intake of Reactor1, 2, and 3&4, and also the screen of Reactor4.

Currently Tepco is building the major underground wall inside of the plant port. (cf, Tepco is filling up a part of Fukushima plant port [URL]) However the highest density of Tritium was measured at 2 sampling locations outside of this wall to question the effectiveness of the wall.

The sampling date was 6/23/2014. The lowest density was 230,000 Bq/m3, the highest density was 2,500,000 Bq/m3 in front of water intake of Reactor3&4.

No explanation has been announced.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/f1/smp/2014/images/2tb-east_14062701-j.pdf

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Source: Fukushima

[Photo] Personal geiger counter indicates radiation level 1.8 times higher than public monitoring post

A Minamisoma citizen talked a public monitoring post shows the radiation level lower than a personal geiger counter.

He posted the picture below. It was taken in the afternoon of 6/24/2014 and the location is the temporary storage area, which Fukushima Diary wrote about in the previous article. (cf, [Photo] A heap of removed soil for decontamination in Minamisoma [URL])

Monitoring post indication : 0.322 μSv/h

Personal geiger counter : 0.565 μSv/h

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Additionally, another Minamisoma citizen posted that a public monitoring post has been “out of order” since over 1 year ago.

22:02 6/27/2014

“・・・ There is a public monitoring post in the front garden of Minamisoma city library, but it has been “out of order” since a long time ago, which is probably over a year.

They are not even likely to repair it. I’d rather want them to remove it. ”

You read this now because we’ve been surviving until today.

Source: Fukushima