NASA Releases Uranus, Neptune Mission Concepts To Study Mysterious ‘Ice Giants’

Written by Himanshu Goenka

Only one spacecraft in about 60 years of human space-faring, the Voyager 2, has ever come close to Uranus and Neptune, during flybys in 1986 and 1989 respectively. The comparative dearth of information about the two outermost planets in the solar system has long rankled astronomers and scientists, and to address that, NASA on Tuesday unveiled a study of future mission concepts that will explore the so-called “ice giants.”

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Sustainable ethanol from carbon dioxide? A possible path

Written by Stanford University

Stanford scientists have designed a copper catalyst that produces ethanol from carbon dioxide and water.

Most cars and trucks in the United States run on a blend of 90 percent gasoline and 10 percent ethanol, a renewable fuel made primarily from fermented corn. But to produce the 14 billion gallons of ethanol consumed annually by American drivers requires millions of acres of farmland.

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Misrepresenting “The Science”

Written by Joe Postma

So, I was told by some deranged goblin that “you’re misrepresenting the science” of climate alarm and the greenhouse effect when I say that it teaches and is based on flat Earth physics. This was right after their looking at the diagrams which derive the radiative greenhouse effect upon which climate alarm is based. For example:

So you see…the problem isn’t with the derivation of the radiative greenhouse effect, the problem is that I’m saying that it is flat Earth physics “which is a misrepresentation.”

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Wave beams mix and stir the ocean to create climate

Written by American Institute of Physics

Ocean circulation patterns have a profound effect on global climate. Waves deep within the ocean play an important role in establishing this circulation, arising when tidal currents oscillate over an uneven ocean bottom. The internal waves that are generated by this process stir and mix the ocean, bringing cold, deep water to the surface to be warmed by the sun.

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