Metabunk

Jun
23
by Mick West at 3:34 PM
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Manchester Museum is getting a lot of publicity for a video of a statue that slowly rotates through the course of the day. It's on a glass shelf, and it only moves when there are people walking nearby.

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This raises the obvious suggestion that the rotation is simply due to the vibration. The statue is hard uneven stone, and the glass shelf is very hard and perfectly flat. When two hard substances are in contact with each other, then there's not much friction because there are limited points of contact. I suspect that the base of the statue is uneven, which allows it to tilt and pivot very slightly from the vertical vibration from people walking by. The shelf is very slightly tilted towards the front, so the statue rotates until the center of gravity is at the lowest point, and then it stops.

Firstly the...
Jun
23
by FreiZeitGeist at 8:58 AM
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Anybody noticed, that the official HAARP-Website http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/index.html seems to be offline since a week?

ThereĀ“s a copy of the site in the "Internet Archive":
http://web.archive.org/web/20130531040626/http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/index.html

Only GodlikeProdutions has a small thread about it (with the wrong conclusion that they moved to the faked "Haarp-Status" at theweatherspace.com)

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2268857/pg1

Does anybody has some facts about?!

EDIT BY MICK: Answered in post below:
May
24
by Mick West at 9:25 AM
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HAARP is a favorite target for conspiracy theorists. It's an easy target because the science behind it is rather difficult to understand and even harder to explain to people with no background in science. So I'm starting this thread to:

A) Gather useful resources that can help explain what HAARP actually does and how it does it
B) Explain why HAARP can NOT do the various things that are claimed (change the weather, create earthquakes, mind control).

First a very brief attempt at an understandable explanation of what HAARP does:
About 60 miles up the atmosphere is very thin. The radiation from the sun here is so powerful it knocks electrons off the air molecules creating an ionized layer called the ionosphere. HAARP is square grid of antenna that transmit radio waves straight up. The radio waves are absorbed by the electrons in the ionosphere. This heats them up slightly (but a lot less than the normal heat from the sun). HAARP does not affect the 60 miles of atmosphere...​
Aug
06
by Mick West at 8:56 AM
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As a complement to the pre-1995 contrails photos thread, this is the place to upload any instance of contrails seen in airline (or aviation-related) advertising. The older the better!

DC-8, circa 1959:

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