* Posts by aallison

13 posts • joined 30 Oct 2012

X-Men boffins demo nanomagnets to replace transistors


Moore's Law

Rumours of the death of Moore's Law have been around since Gordon himself said that it wouldn't be possible to design a chip with more than a quarter-million transistors. We're at several billion and counting, and I fearlessly predict that single-digit nanometre technology is not far off. IBM and others have been building switches atom-by-atom for several years now.

NASA: Satellite which will end man-made CO2 debate in orbit at last


Meanwhile, back on Earth, elevated CO2 and temperature are causing stunning increases in vegetative growth and hence carbon sequestration, see, e.g: http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/news/release/reviving-red-spruce (the fact that so-called "scientists" are surprised by this and looking for the cause beggars belief: perhaps somebody should explain to them why people build greenhouses and commercial growers pump CO2 into them).

British boffin tells Obama's science advisor: You're wrong on climate change


"“I believe the odds are that we can expect as a result of global warming to see more of this pattern of extreme cold." What sort of a scientist would say, "I believe . . .". AGW a cult, not science. Incidentally, the planet quit warming in 1997 and the record shows no increase in extreme weather events for the past 100 years.

Report: Climate change has already hit USA - and time is RUNNING OUT


A picture is worth a thousand words.

A close inspection of the chart above illustrates that while CO2 has rocket, warming came to an abrupt halt in 1997. Oh, and BTW, the governments own weather data show NO statistically significant increase in the frequency or intensity of extreme weather events over the past 100 years (the AGW alarmists are deliberately using the increased cost of such events due to there being more of everything to be damaged to mask this inconvenient truth).

Black hole boffins close in on gravity waves


I'm confused. Although far from being an astro- (or any other kind of) physicist, it's unclear to me why Black Holes must collide. I can understand that when galaxies collide the black holes at there centers compete for the resulting mess, er mass. But why must they combine? Wouldn't the additional fuel be sufficient to cause a wave?

Boffins spot LONE PLANET roaming interstellar void


Shame on you! Planet: a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star.

No star, no planet.

Brit boson boffin Higgs bags Nobel with eponymous deiton


Congrats on a typically clever headline!

Bees baffled by belching car exhausts = GLOBAL HUNGER


Anther mind-bogglingly irrelevant piece of pseudo-science (note the use of "may"). Here's a documented, as opposed to hypothetical, bee problem: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/29/science/earth/soaring-bee-deaths-in-2012-sound-alarm-on-malady.html?pagewanted=all.

Could we have a moratorium on "anthropomorphic emissions (might) cause you-name-it" reports please?

Revealed: HUNGRY frosty Arctic cleft that could eat 2 Grand Canyons



"Boffins used thousands of kilometres of airborne radar data collected by NASA"??

Climate change even worse than you thought: It causes war and murder


Not to mention the fact that, oops, not only has the planet not warmed since 1997 but actually appears to be cooling despite a 35% increase in the anthropomorphic contribution to atmospheric CO2. LOL

Greenhouse gases may boost chances of exoplanetary life



"That's too narrow a view, argues Seager. "If there is one important lesson from exoplanets, it is that anything is possible within the laws of physics and chemistry," she writes." I'd have more confidence if she had written, "If there is one important lesson from exoplanets, it is that anything is possible within the laws of physics and chemistry is possible".

And what about that threat of havoc: an almost 10% rise in CO2 since 1996 and zero warming? How empty is that threat?

Cockatoo grabs his tool, manages to get hold of boffins' nuts


Best headline of the year!!!!

Geneva devastated by monster tsunami, millions at risk


Doesn't make sense

If we might return to the subject of the article for a moment, the shape of the Lake suggests that the amplitude of the wave would increase, rather than decrease, between Lucerne and Geneva. If the source of the tsunami is correct, the amplitudes are wrong (reversed?).


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