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Friday, June 24, 2011

Doomer Builds Life-sized, Sea-worthy Noah’s Ark | The UberReview

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Dutchman Johan Huibers had a dream that part of Holland was flooded – but rather than wake up and say, “Wow, that was a really bad dream!” he built a boat.

Johan’s Ark, as it has come to be known is a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark: 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high – it is half the length of the Titanic and it is seaworthy. Obviously a boat like that costs a bit of money to put together – it did, he pumped around $1.6 million into the three-year project to be exact. Luckily for Huibers, he is the director of a construction company and not hard up for cash.

These days Huibers is less concerned about surviving a doomsday scenario and more interested in turning his boat into a floating tourist attraction complete with replica animals (including an $11,000 elephant). He plans to float it down the Thames for the 2012 Olympics.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Recently Discovered Comet Heading Our Way | Comet Elenin Moving to Inner Solar System Comet Elenin, Niburu & Comet Photos | Space.com

A comet first discovered just six months ago will be making a visit to the inner solar system soon, but don't expect to be completely dazzled. This comet is a bit of a wimp, NASA says.

Comet Elenin (also known by its astronomical name C/2010 X1), was first detected on Dec. 10, 2010 by Leonid Elenin, an observer in Lyubertsy, Russia, who found the comet while using the remote-controlled ISON-NM observatory near Mayhill, New Mexico.

At the time of its discovery, the comet was about 401 million miles (647 million kilometers) from Earth. Over the past 4 1/2 months, the comet has closed the distance to Earth's vicinity as it makes its way closer to perihelion (its closest point to the sun). [See Comet Elenin's Path Through Solar System]

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Updates on Fukushima: | Fairewinds Associates, Inc

CNN's John King and Arnie Gundersen discuss "hot particles" detected in Seattle and Japan, the cozy relationship between Japanese regulator NISA (Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency) and plant owner TEPCO, and changes at the Fukushima accident site since March. John King and Arnie Gundersen also discuss how TEPCO's acknowledgement today of another error in calculating radiation dose more than doubles the amount of radioactivity to which people in the Northern Hemisphere have been exposed.

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NASA - Know Your Stuff - Be Prepared / What You Need to Know About Personal Preparedness

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Arnie Gundersen - Nebraska Nuclear Plant: Emergency Level 4 & Getting Worse - June 14, 2011 (1of3)

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Only 25 Percent Of Americans Say They Would Buy Japanese-Imported Food Following Fukushima Disaster

Despite rigorous testing and assurances from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that seafood and other food products imported from Japan are safe for consumption, three in four Americans in a recent study said they were not ready to purchase food from Japan, according to research presented at a symposium at the 2011 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo®.

More than 200 Americans were surveyed May 20-23 on perceptions and concerns pertaining to food imports from Japan following the March 11, 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, flooding and radiation leaks at the Fukushima Nuclear Power, according to Aurora A. Saulo, Ph.D., extension specialist in food technology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Claim: Sunspots to Disappear, Global Cooling May Ensue - Techland - TIME.com

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You know what they say about a leopard not changing its spots, but when it comes to our sun, change is all but guaranteed. In fact new research suggests the sun may be on the verge of changing its sunspots in a way that could significantly alter weather patterns for the long haul, both on Earth and in space.

Three studies presented by scientists at a conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico yesterday predict that sunspots are set to temporarily and unexpectedly vanish in coming years as part of a solar "hibernation" period that could last for decades.

Read more: http://techland.time.com/2011/06/15/claim-sunspots-to-disappear-global-cooling-may-ensue/#ixzz1PSNOJIND

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