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I know a guy who was trying to capture lightning and use it to charge batteries. Well, good luck. The easy part is predeicting where it will land. There are places where you can count on a few bolts every day. A lightning rod will grab and catch it very easilt then what? A small bolt probably cariies several million volts of electicity at a current of easily 20,000 amps, often much more. What ever machine we connect that to with instantly explode from that much power comming in. (Compare that to the New York City Subway system that runs on 600 amps. Plenty of current to kil a human.)
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Destroy the moon. The moon helps create tides from gravitational forces. Tides would be much calmer without the moon.
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I predict Dynamike will take a journey to a movie theater to watch Geostorm.
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On Sep 21, 2017, S2000magician wrote:
Last night there was something on the telly that I could hear as I was writing the answer key to this semester's first midterm exam in linear algebra and differential equations. It was talking about a possible volcanic eruption from Yellowstone. Their estimate was that the ash therefrom could be enough to cover the state of Texas to a depth of - if memory serve - five feet.

That, my friends, is Mother Nature. In no way can Man control that amount of force.


Well, NASA has an idea...

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NASA wants to prevent the Yellowstone super volcano from destroying the US

NASA believes the Yellowstone super volcano is a greater threat to life on Earth than any asteroid. So it’s come up with a plan to defuse its explosive potential.

NASA’s researchers have told the BBC they have explored what it would take to avert a super volcano catastrophe.

The answer: find a way to cool the magma down.

Supervolcanos only spill over when the molten rock is hot enough to become highly fluid.

In a slightly cooler state, it gets thicker. Stickier.

It’s not going anywhere fast.

To achieve this, the Jet Propulsion Labs team calculated a super volcano on the brink of eruption would have to be cooled some 35 per cent.

They propose to do this by pricking the supervolcano’s surface, to let off steam.

But this in itself poses risks.

Drill too deep, and the vent could cause an explosive depressurization that may set off the exact kind of eruption the scientists were trying to avoid.

Instead, the NASA scientists propose, a 10km deep hole into the hydrothermal water below and to the sides of the magma chamber. These fluids, which form Yellowstone’s famous heat pools and geysers, already drain some 60-70 per cent of the heat from the magma chamber below.

NASA proposes that, in an emergency, this enormous body of heated water can be injected with cooler water, extracting yet more heat.

This could prevent the super volcano’s magma from reaching the temperature at which it would erupt.

Such a project could cost in excess of $3.5 billion. But it’s nothing like the reconstruction cost of digging two thirds of the continental United States out from under mountains of volcanic ash.

And it could even help pay for itself.

Steam from the superheated water could be used to drive power turbines.

“You would pay back your initial investment, and get electricity which can power the surrounding area for a period of potentially tens of thousands of years,” NASA’s Brian Wilcox says.


Full article at http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/08/2......-us.html


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On Sep 21, 2017, Tom Cutts wrote:
I predict Dynamike will take a journey to a movie theater to watch Geostorm.


Just so we all know it is not a documentary movie.
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If humans help increase global warming, that will become a lot of control on Mother Nature.
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As Tom C noted above, we can influence nature in some ways. We've eliminated species and destroyed ecosystems. Our cities absorb heat, changing local climates. We dam rivers, fill the ocean with plastic and fill the atmosphere with toxic chemicals.

From a natural perspective, the last couple of centuries have demonstrated that humans pretty much suck.

Yet, we are limited. We possess the capability to make the planet uninhabitable by our descendants. But we don't seem to be fully capable of destroying the entire thing.

Give us time.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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I bet scientist are already ahead with ideas but will not tell us. Come to think of it, I wonder if their test and experiments are causing the disasters we are having presently.
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Wow.
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Yes, they created a time machine in the future, and they are transporting their storms back to our time. That's why the increased number. The machine is stuck on our time period and they can't send them anywhere else like they were doing for years.
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Deja vu.
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On Sep 21, 2017, Tom Cutts wrote:
Yes, they created a time machine in the future, and they are transporting their storms back to our time. That's why the increased number. The machine is stuck on our time period and they can't send them anywhere else like they were doing for years.


And if you want proof, all you have to do is look outside! (At least, that's the kind of 'proof' I hear a lot of lately.)
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Tom Cutts look outside!
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Tommy, shhh. Let's keep it a secret.
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