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699. Dr Persinger has taken his research a stage further. He believes naturally occurring electromagnetic fields might also be capable of generating this sensed presence. This explains, he argued, not just our sense of God but perhaps also other supernatural experiences too. (God & Religion & Brain & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) Horizon: God on the Brain, BBC 2003
700. So Horizon decided to set Dr Persinger’s theory and machine the ultimate test. To give a religious experience to one of the world’s most strident atheists Professor Richard Dawkins. (God & Religion & Brain & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
701. Despite the setback with Professor Dawkins, Dr Persinger’s research shone over a thousand human guinea-pigs has gone further than any other to establish a clear link between spiritual or religious experience and the temporal lobes of the human brain. It has put his research at the very cutting-edge of neuro-theology. (God & Religion & Brain & Magnetism & Spiritual & Electromagnetism) ibid.
3,938. At regular intervals the magnetic fields switch upside down. (Earth & Electromagnetism) Horizon: Message in the Rocks, BBC 1978
4,053. As the intense heat at the centre of our planet escaped it caused the liquid metal within the core to move. The ceaseless motion in the depths of the Earth is what creates the magnetic field we experience at the surface. (Earth & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) Horizon: The Core, BBC 2011
4,054. And it’s the generation of this magnetic field that’s so vital to life on Earth. Because as charged particles are being blown off the sun the magnetosphere deflects them creating a safe haven for our planet. (Earth & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
4,055. If the magnetic field is continually changing, then that must be caused by how the metal moves in the outer core. (Earth & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
4,056. Our core may be a dynamo but it’s no simple one. Vast vortices and whirlpools create a magnetic field constantly in flux and that causes unexpected phenomena scientists are only now beginning to understand. (Earth & Magnetism & Electromagnetism & Vortex) ibid.
4,057. The Earth’s magnetic field could reach a tipping point and flip. (Earth & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
2,760. Maxwell’s big ideas was that magnetism and electricity are actually two facets of the same thing. (Universe & Magnetism & Electricity & Electromagnetism) Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design: The Key to the Cosmos, Discovery 2012
2,761. Light is an electromagnetic wave too. (Universe & Light & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
2,950. At around a million billion degrees the electromagnetic and the weak force begin to merge. This merging is called electro-weak-unification. (Universe & Particles & Energy & Magnetism & Electricity & Electromagnetism) Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman: What Are We Really Made Of? Science 2010
48,801. Magnets generate invisible magnetic fields which flow between two poles. (Magnetism & Electromagnetism) Professor Michio Kaku, Physics of the Impossible, Science 2009
48,802. Even the atom is a di-pole. (Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
49,123. We can summarize electricity, magnetism and gravity into equations one inch long, and that’s the power of field theory. And so I said to myself: I will create a field theory of strings. And when I did it one day, it was incredible, realizing that on a sheet of paper I can write down an equation which summarized almost all physical knowledge. (Magnetism & Electricity & Gravity & String Theory & Theory of Everything & Electromagnetism) Michio Kaku
48,823. Electromagnetism not only explained the relationship between electricity and magnetism, it would go to explain the very nature of light. Of radio waves. Of X-rays. (Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) Michael Mosley, The Story of Science: Power, Proof & Passion, BBC 2010
48,845. In the winter of 1943 Nikola Tesla looked out across the Manhattan skyline for the very last time ... He saw a new world, a world transformed, a world powered by electricity, his world. (Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity 2/3: The Age of Invention, BBC 2011
48,846. Harnessing the link between magnetism and electricity would completely transform the world. (Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
48,847. [Michael] Faraday had proved that this invisible force really does exist and he could see its effect – circular motion. (Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
48,848. Faraday had generated a continuous flow of electric current. (Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
48,849. The key to understanding the telegraph is understanding a special kind of magnet – an electro-magnet. (Electricity & Telegraph & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
48,850. The 1858 cable was never fully repaired. (Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
48,851. A new branch of research into the electromagnetic spectrum, and solve the problems of the Atlantic telegraph. (Electricity & Telegraph & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
48,852. A new way of using electricity – to make something every person in the world would want – electric light. (Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
48,853. [Thomas] Edison had assembled a group of young and talented engineers. (Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
48,854. The race to bring electric light to the world was to play out in the great cities of the time. (Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
48,855. America’s first power station generating continuous direct current. (Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
48,856. Tesla was less impressed. He had a dream electricity could be transmitted across entire cities or even nations. (Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
48,857. Westinghouse believed alternating current was the future. (Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
48,858. Tesla was paid $75,000 for his alternating current patents. (Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
48,859. Westinghouse and Tesla went toe to toe with Edison for New York’s lucrative lighting contracts. (Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
48,860. Edison claimed that AC was a more dangerous type of current than DC. (Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
48,861. In an almost magical display of awesome power and wonder and without wearing any safety chainmail or mast tens of thousands of volts produced by a Tesla coil passed across his body and through the end of a lamp he was holding. (Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
79,345. James Clerk Maxwell would become one of the leading lights of nineteenth century Physics. His work on electricity and magnetism was one of the great achievements of the age. (Light & Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Light and Dark, BBC 2013
79,346. This is the wave equation ... the speed the wave is travelling. (Light & Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
79,347. 300,000 kilometres per second: the speed of light ... an electromagnetic wave. (Light & Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetism) ibid.
126,294. It’s an experiment really. I’ve been attempting to build up a tolerance for electromagnetic fields. (Gangs US: New Mexico & New Mexico & Lawyer & Electromagnetism) Better Call Saul s1e7: Bingo, Chuck, AMC 2015
127,397. Melissa wasn’t always this way. She wasn’t always an electro-sensitive … So far Sweden and Germany are the only countries that recognise electro-sensitivity as a disease. (Internet & Electromagnetism) Dark Net s1e5: Trapped, Netflix 2016
128,730. Telecom companies are currently scrambling to implement fifth-generation cellular network technology, dubbed 5G. (Telephone & Internet & Electromagnetism & Data) The Corbett Report, The 5G Dragnet, James Corbett online June 2019
128,731. The harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation present in current mobile technologies will be amplified by orders of magnitude in the much more powerful and denser extremely high frequency radiation network that 5G relies on. (Telephone & Internet & Electromagnetism & Data) ibid.
128,732. Privacy and security would be next to impossible. (Telephone & Internet & Electromagnetism & Data) ibid.
128,733. Why is there such a headlong rush to connect this network? (Telephone & Internet & Electromagnetism & Data) ibid.
128,770. For the better part of a decade, two diametrically opposed sides – one that claims there is no scientific link between exposure to Wi-Fi signals and illness and another that says people suffer daily because of it – have battled on websites, in newspapers and in scientific journals. James Rubin of the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, doesn’t dispute that EHS sufferers are ill. ‘They have physical symptoms; the quality of life they have can be appalling sometimes; they’re in desperate need of help,’ he says. But his surveys of the science led him to believe exposure to electromagnetic rays is not to blame.
Others, including some professionals, disagree. ‘Ten years ago, I thought this was hokum,’ says Dr David Carpenter, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany in New York. ‘People have symptoms they want to blame on something, so they come to electromagnetic fields as the source.’ But that changed with the sheer number of people who came calling at his door, claiming their lives had been irreparably changed by electromagnetic fields. He’s now switched sides: He has a sympathetic ear and is banging the drum for those affected. EHS is real, Carpenter says, and it’s a problem. ‘The question in my mind is: How does one — in a rigorous scientific fashion — go about getting information that would be convincing to a skeptical scientific community?’ Newsweek magazine online article 26 June 2016 Chris Stokel-Walker, ‘Science Says Wi-Fi Allergies Are Fake – But People Are Still Sick’