News for January 7, 2005

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Did Quake speed Earth’s spin? Wired (January 4, 2005) - The deadly Asian earthquake may have permanently accelerated the Earth’s rotation -- shortening days by a fraction of a second -- and caused the planet to wobble on its axis, U.S. scientists said on Tuesday.

Richard Gross, a geophysicist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, theorized that a shift of mass toward the Earth’s center during the quake on Sunday caused the planet to spin 3 microseconds, or 3 millionths of a second, faster and to tilt about an inch on its axis.

When one huge tectonic plate beneath the Indian Ocean was forced below the edge of another “it had the effect of making the Earth more compact and spinning faster,” Gross said.

Gross said changes predicted by his model probably are too minuscule to be detected by a global positioning satellite network that routinely measures changes in Earth’s spin, but said the data may reveal a slight wobble.

The Earth’s poles travel a circular path that normally varies by about 33 feet, so an added wobble of an inch is unlikely to cause long-term effects, he said.

“That continual motion is just used to changing,” Gross said. “The rotation is not actually that precise. The Earth does slow down and change its rate of rotation.”

When those tiny variations accumulate, planetary scientists must add a “leap second” to the end of a year, something that has not been done in many years, Gross said.

Scientists have long theorized that changes on the Earth’s surface such as tide and groundwater shifts and weather could affect its spin but they have not had precise measurements to prove it, Caltech seismologist Hiroo Kanamori said.

“Even for a very large event, the effect is very small,” Kanamori said. “It’s very difficult to change the rotation rate substantially.”

An interesting note is that our earth’s spin and tilt are what create the magnetic field that protects us from the sun’s plasma and gives our seasons, respectively. Either of those goes off too much and we can get end-times scenarios and in my opinion the 4th bowl judgment spoken of in Revelation 16:8 - The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was given power to scorch people with fire. They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify Him. I recently learned of a plasma furnace contained within a metal casing and a glass window where the temperatures in the plasma were hotter than the sun itself. If that’s true, how could it exist on the earth without burning it up? Strong electro-magnets forced the plasma to compress in the center of the container and the heat was unable to get past the electro-magnetic field. That's what happens with our sun's plasma ejected toward the earth constantly, the earth's electromagnetic field deflects the scorching heat of the sun’s plasma from ever reaching the ground. However, if that electromagnetic field were weakened by say changing rotation of the earth’s core or wobbling of the poles, a flare from the sun directed at earth could take advantage and plasma from the sun could penetrate the shield that has been protecting us for all these years and cause the sun to scorch people like in Revelation. There have been news stories recently too about a weakening electromagnetic field. It's all being set up and lining up quickly with scripture.

Israeli nano-lubricant could mean no more oil changes - Bob Rosenbaum (December 27, 2004) - Imagine buying a new car and driving it for 10 years without once taking it for an oil-and-lube job. The engine won’t even have a dipstick to check the oil. That’s what the future holds if Rehovot-based ApNano Materials succeeds in marketing NanoLub.

NanoLub is the world’s first synthetic lubricant to be based on spherical inorganic nanoparticles. As with other lubricants, its job is to reduce wear and friction between moving objects (like engine parts), enabling longer operation and higher efficiency. NanoLub dramatically outperforms every known commercial solid lubricant marketed today.

As its creator, ApNano Materials has just been selected by the United States investing journal Red Herring as one of the top 100 innovators that will drive global markets in 2005.

Red Herring’s selection is among the most prestigious awards bestowed today. It follows earlier recognition by the U.S. business research firm Innovation WORLD (ApNano was listed among its Innovation WORLD 21 companies in October). Israel’s business daily the Marker has also recently recognized ApNano's achievements, dubbing CEO Menachem Genut as one of Israel's most promising entrepreneurs.

The search for a perfect lubricant - that is, one that never requires replacement - is an old one. In the last century, synthetic additives extended the effectiveness of age-old lubricants like oil. ApNano’s product is the result of the pioneering research performed by Professor Reshef Tenne, ApNano CEO Genut, and others in the department of materials and interfaces at the Weizmann Institute of Science.