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Submission + - Gulf Loop Current Stalled (

An anonymous reader writes: Oceanographic satellite data now shows that as of July 28, the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico has stalled as a consequence of the BP oil spill disaster. This according to Dr. Gianluigi Zangari, an Italian theoretical physicist, and major complex and chaotic systems analyst at the Frascati National Laboratories in Italy. He further notes that the effects of this stall have also begun to spread to the Gulf Stream. This is because the Loop Current is a crucial element of the Gulf Stream itself and why it is commonly referred to as the “main engine” of the Stream.The concern now, is whether or not natural processes can re-establish the stalled Loop Current. If not, we could begin to see global crop failures as early as 2011. Shadows of The Day After Tomorrow.

Submission + - All-magnet motor demonstrated at Delft University (

An anonymous reader writes: History has been made at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands as Turkish inventor, Muammer Yildiz, demonstrated his motor turning a fan at high speed with his all magnet motor. No wires could be seen running to the device being observed by around 30 scientists in the room.½Â½ÂAfter running for more than 10 minutes at a constant speed, the device was shut off then disassembled in front of the group so they could see that no batteries were hidden in the device. Could it be that an "impossible" source of power — permanent magnets attracting/repelling magnets — has arrived? The energy has to be coming from somewhere. Where?

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