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3,938. At regular intervals the magnetic fields switch upside down. (Earth & Magnetism) Horizon: Message in the Rocks, BBC 1979
3,939. Fossil magnetism also helped solved the problem of continental drift. (Earth & Magnetism & Fossil) ibid.
699. Dr Persinger has taken his research a stage further. He believes naturally occurring electro-magnetic 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) 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) 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 nuero-theology. (God & Religion & Brain & Magnetism & Spiritual) ibid.
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) 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) 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) 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) ibid.
4,057. The Earth’s magnetic field could reach a tipping point and flip. (Earth & Magnetism) ibid.
2,760. Maxwell’s big ideas was that magnetism and electricity are actually two facets of the same thing. (Universe & Magnetism & Electricity) Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design: The Key to the Cosmos
2,761. Light is an electro-magnetic wave too. (Universe & Light & Magnetism) ibid.
2,950. At around a million billion degrees the electro-magnetic and the weak force begin to merge. This merging is called electro-weak-unification. (Universe & Particles & Energy & Magnetism & Electricity) Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman: What Are We Really Made Of?
2,971. Until recently we believed that the space between the stars and planets was empty – a vacuum. We now know it is teeming with charged particles. We see glowing electric filaments spanning millions of light years. (Universe & Star & Space & Magnetism & Electricity) PSTV.tv - Thunderbolts of the Gods, Wallace Thornhill
2,972. It is possible the predominant force in the universe is not gravity, but something else ... A new theory is being proposed ... It is in fact a synthesis of the disciplines ... The Electric Model offers us a new interpretation of the workings of the universe. (Universe & Gravity & Magnetism & Electricity) ibid.
2,973. The Electric universe on the other hand deals with the electric structure of matter at the atomic level and works its way up. (Universe & Magnetism & Matter & Electricity) ibid.
2,974. Magnetic fields are threaded through space in all dimensions. (Universe & Magnetism & Electricity) ibid.
3,229. Looking back to the instant of creation is a relatively new idea. The Big Bang theory is widely accepted. But the concept is less than a century old. But all this changed in 1929. At California’s Mount Wilson Observatory Edwin Hubble studied the light from galaxies. He observed that the farther away the galaxy, the longer the wave-lengths of light it emits ... If a galaxy is moving away from us, its light-waves stretch, becoming longer and redder. It’s called red-shifting ... Nearly all galaxies are receding from us at a million miles an hour ... The universe is expanding outward from a single point ... Out of the fireball, the four fundamental forces of nature formed. These forces underpin everything around us. Gravity is the reason stars and planets formed ... Electro-magnetism lights our cities, runs our phones and connects our computers. And the two nuclear forces, strong and weak, bind the particles that make up our bodies and power the furnace of our sun ... Without them the universe would be a featureless fog of radiation ... How was mass developed in the first second of the Big Bang? (Big Bang & Universe & Galaxy & Gravity & Magnetism & Electricity & Nuclear) Big Bang
3,563. The Sun’s raging surface is turbulent. Its eruptions ripped and torn by enormous magnetic fields. Soho revealed that like the Earth the Sun has weather: gigantic solar tornadoes twist through its atmosphere. And gigantic shock waves ripple across its surface. The surface of the Sun is heaving. Every five minutes the entire star breathes in and out. Our Sun is pulsating. (Sun & Weather & Magnetism & Universe) Universe: Stars
104,223. The Sun’s magnetic field is a tangled web. (Universe & Sun & Magnetism) The Universe s1e1: Secrets of the Sun, 2007
3,566. Solar magnetism: why is it so deadly and so misunderstood? And is there anything we can do to escape the magnetic storm? (Sun & Magnetism) The Universe: Magnetic Storms
3,567. A new generation of solar satellites has revealed just how big these solar flares are and how vulnerable are planet is. (Sun & Magnetism & Satellite) ibid.
3,568. The key component of magnetism is that it attracts and repels. (Sun & Magnetism) ibid.
48,803. The only thing that keeps people from walking through walls or falling through the floor is magnetism. Molecules and atoms are extremely small, and the space between atoms is extremely large. At an atomic level almost everything is made up of empty space. It’s not the atoms themselves but the magnetic field that makes matter solid, that keeps a person from walking through walls. (Magnetism & Quantum Physics & Atom & Universe & Sun & Matter) ibid.
3,570. Solar magnetic storms pose a disturbing threat to life on our planet. (Sun & Magnetism) ibid.
3,571. All solar activity is basically magnetic activity. The sun’s magnetism is created by the movement of super-heated plasma as it ripples across the surface of our home star. (Sun & Magnetism & Plasma) ibid.
3,572. Something far more dramatic – a solar flare. (Sun & Magnetism) ibid.
3,586. CMEs – Coronal Mass Ejections – these hot bubbles of ionised gas contain up to ten billion tons of material. They shoot out into space at speeds of several million miles an hour ... They can trigger geo-magnetic storms ... They are extremely dangerous for astronauts ... Our sun’s surface is a force to be reckoned with. (Sun & Magnetism) The Universe: Seven Wonders of the Solar System (2)
82,880. There are two types of neutron star: pulsars that spin rapidly and emit beeping radio pulses, and magnetars that spin more slowly and emit energy from magnetism. Magnetars which are much rarer than pulsars have the strongest known magnetic fields in the universe. (Neutron Star & Magnetar & Pulsar & Magnetism) The Universe: Strange Things
3,588. Scientists look at the portent of solar activity – sun spots. They come and go in an eleven year cycle following changes in the Sun’s magnetic field. Darker, cooler patches where a locally strong magnetic field prevents each from rising. Prominences – huge arching columns of gas often hanging above sunspots supported by the Sun’s magnetic field. (Sun & Magnetism) Solar Empire: A Star is Born