Hot News 2015

All Hot News from the year 2015 are listed here below.

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(24.11.2015)
Hipparcos-results 3D visualization of our cosmic home
A large step towards the direct observation of the Cosmic Hierarchy of our Solar System

European Space Agency has published a few days ago, on 16 Nov. 2015, an article under the title "Another Dimension: 3D visualisation redefines Milky Way's local architecture", (for German version see here).

In this article we can read about the first official results of ESA's Hipparcos space astrometry mission. The 3D data analysis found evidence for new, previously unknown structures in the distribution of nearby hot stars. The team found that the solar neighborhood is dominated by three huge stream-like structures made up of dense clusters and loose associations of young, blue, O and B type stars. Of course, the interpretation of those new structures is depending on the general paradigm used for the Solar System cosmic environment. What is most important, there are found the same dimensions and similar locations of the new structures as we have supposed in the Cosmic Hierarchy of the Solar System. (read more ...)

(15.11.2015)
Rupert Sheldrake writes and speaks about "The Science Delusion".

In order to strengthen our tendency to change the paradigm in science, let us follow one of the most interesting and competent lecturers of our times, Rupert Sheldrake.

Rupert Sheldrake is one of the world's most innovative biologists and writers, and is best known for his theory of morphic fields and morphic resonance, which leads to a vision of a living, developing universe with its own inherent memory. At this talk Rupert shared thoughts from his latest ground-breaking new book "The Science Delusion" and explored the implications of his radical discoveries for both science and society (after DartingtonTV).

(23.08.2015)
Steinzeit und Moderne; Die neue Grotte Chauvet
Sehen sich diese Dokumentation noch in dieser Woche an

(Zitiert hier aus der Beschreibung der Arte-Redaktion).

In der Ardèche entdeckten Höhlenforscher am 18. Dezember 1994 die Grotte Chauvet. Ihre berühmten Höhlenmalereien zählen zu den ältesten Kunstwerken der Menschheitsgeschichte. Auf mehr als tausend Höhlenzeichnungen aus der Altsteinzeit sind Tiere in freier Wildbahn dargestellt, unter anderem Mammuts, Wollnashörner und Höhlenlöwen. Die Bilder zeugen von hoher Kunstfertigkeit, und ihre Entdeckung stellte die bis dahin geltende Lehrmeinung über die Ursprünge der Kunst komplett auf den Kopf.

Aufgrund der Empfindlichkeit der Werke konnte die Höhle nicht für den Besucherverkehr freigegeben werden. Deshalb wurde beschlossen, sie einige Kilometer entfernt maßstabsgetreu nachzubauen. Die aufwendige Kopie der Höhle ist in den vergangenen knapp drei Jahren entstanden. Am 25. April dieses Jahres wurde sie als Caverne du Pont d'Arc eröffnet. Dann liefert sie Interessierten einen detailgetreuen Eindruck des streng geschützten Originals.
Betreut wurde die Nachbildung von einem Ausschuss, dem Künstler, Plastiker und Urgeschichtsexperten angehörten, wie etwa der katalanische Maler Miquel Barceló. Er erläutert in der Dokumentation, wie die Plastiker Materialien und Techniken ergründeten, die die Menschen in der Altsteinzeit verwendeten. Am Rechner entstand ein 3D-Modell – Ausgangspunkt für die Rekonstruktion. Wie ihre Vorgänger nutzte auch das Team um Miquel Barceló die Vertiefungen des Gesteins, um die Bewegungen der Tiere nachzuempfinden und den Bildern so Leben einzuhauchen.
Die Dokumentation stellt die originalen prähistorischen Kunstwerke den neuen Zeichnungen gegenüber und bringt dem Zuschauer so deren Besonderheiten nahe. Dass zwischen den neuen und den alten Werken 36.000 Jahre liegen, macht die Replik der Höhle umso faszinierender. Die französische Ausgabe des Magazins „National Geographic“ nennt die Kopie bereits respektvoll „die andere Grotte Chauvet“.

(21.08.2015)
NASA reassures public that there is no asteroid threatening Earth
How can we differentiate between a scientific knowledge and a arrogance of scientists?

The background of the story is that numerous recent web postings were claiming that an asteroid will impact Earth sometime between Sept. 15 and 28, 2015. On one of those dates, as rumors go, there will be an impact—"evidently" near Puerto Rico—causing wanton destruction to the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States and Mexico, as well as Central and South America.

In fact, NASA's Near-Earth Object Observations Program says there have been no asteroids or comets observed that would impact Earth anytime in the foreseeable future. All known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids have less than a 0.01% chance of impacting Earth in the next 100 years.

"Again, there is no existing evidence that an asteroid or any other celestial object is on a trajectory that will impact Earth," said Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "In fact, not a single one of the known objects has any credible chance of hitting our planet over the next century." And he also stated: "If there were any object large enough to do that type of destruction in September, we would have seen something of it by now."

However, he says nothing to the millions of smaller asteroids, NASA is still unable to include in its program. And also nothing to the rapidly growing number of the observed members of the Kuiper Belt, indicating that there has to be millions of Pluto-like objects there, some of them maybe actually moving to the inside regions of the Solar System. Continuing this unpleasant attitude, NASA will probably also not accept the existence of the cloud of debris of the large cosmic object (I call Andrea star) about 10 AU behind Pluto (as seen 1989), until the “New Horizons” spacecraft will collide with one of those debris.

It is the same unpleasant attitude, that hinders the 'mainstream' scientists from consideration of some alternative models of the solar activity, as that one, for example, by the solar researchers at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle.

On the other side, the same frame of mind impedes the traditionalists to see outside their outdated models when interpreting their own, very exciting new discoveries. Ten days ago, Caltech announced a really exciting discovery in fundamental physics, the antecedents of a superconducting state at room temperature. Dr. Thomas F. Rosenbaum and his colleagues point out that there are no immediate practical applications of the results. However, Rosenbaum notes, "This work should have applicability to new materials as well as to the kind of interactions that are useful to create magnetic states that are often the antecedents of superconductors." The previous step of this discovery was done in 2013, when an international team working with Max Planck researcher Andrea Cavalleri discovered, that when YBCO is irradiated with infrared laser pulses, it briefly becomes superconducting at room temperature.

The precise mechanism of this effect remains unclear. The traditional explanation is following: "We started by again sending an infrared pulse into the crystal, and this excited certain atoms to oscillate," explains Max Planck physicist Roman Mankowsky, lead author of the current Nature study. "A short time later, we followed it with a short X-ray pulse in order to measure the precise crystal structure of the excited crystal. The result: The infrared pulse had not only excited the atoms to oscillate, but had also shifted their position in the crystal as well. This briefly made the copper dioxide double layers thicker - by two picometres, or one hundredth of an atomic diameter - and the layer between them became thinner by the same amount. This in turn increased the quantum coupling between the double layers to such an extent that the crystal became superconducting at room temperature for a few picoseconds.”

As you probably understand by yourself, without a practical applications of our Unified Physics, also this exciting discovery “remains unclear” for a long time. The infrared laser pulses (at Max Planck Institute), as well as the short X-ray pulses (by Caltech), are nothing else as a transfer of an additional energy, very shortly changing the quantum state of the observed material. This quantum change has nothing to do with individual atoms, traditionally supposed inside of those materials. There are no individual atoms to be shifted in any materials in room temperatures.

(09.08.2015)
Die 25. "Nacht der Sterne" auf ARTE
Anlässlich der 25. “Nacht der Sterne”, die vom 7. bis 9. August 2015 gefeiert wird, präsentiert ARTE ein attraktives Sonderprogramm mit zahlreichen Dokumentationen rund um die Astronomie und die Raumfahrt.

Das wichtigste Video der Dokumentation ist für mich nach wie vor die Geschichte der Voyager Mission.

Zweite sehr wichtige Dokumentation beschreibt die Entdeckungen der Erdähnlichen Planeten.

Es gibt aber auch dabei praktische Hinweise für die Himmelsbeobachter und Fotografen.

Diese wertvollen Dokumentationen soll man einfach nicht verpassen.

(27.07.2015)
First scientific report of New Horizons Team
NASA’s New Horizons Team Reveals New Scientific Findings on Pluto
Watch the first video to the scientific conference

NASA's commentary:

During a July 24 science update at NASA headquarters, new surprising imagery and science results were revealed from the recent flyby of Pluto, by the New Horizons spacecraft. These included an image from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager or (LORRI) – looking back at Pluto – hours after the historic flyby that shows haze in the planet’s sunlit atmosphere, that extends as high as 80 miles above Pluto’s surface – much higher than expected. Models suggest that the hazes form when ultraviolet sunlight breaks apart methane gas.

LORRI images also show evidence that exotic ices have flowed – and may still be flowing across Pluto’s surface, similar to glacial movement on Earth. This unpredicted sign of present-day geologic activity was detected in Sputnik Planum – an area in the western part of Pluto’s heart-shaped Tombaugh Regio.

Additionally, new compositional data from New Horizons’ Ralph instrument indicate that the center of Sputnik Planum is rich in nitrogen, carbon monoxide, and methane ices.

The listing of the "mysteries of Pluto system" has been opened now. And it will be growing during the next months, when the remaining 95% percent of data will reach the researching scientists.

(14.07.2015)
2015 The Year of Pluto
Awaiting the first large-resolution pictures of Pluto.

Meanwhile you can have a look at the "New Horizons" story;
the (one hour) film written, produced & directed by Geoffrey Haines-Stiles: "2015 The Year of Pluto".

From the Unified-Physics point of view, the most interesting are the last 8 minutes of the film, concerning the extension of the "New Horizons" mission on the coming months and years. The mission should continue on, in order to find out the potential targets for the future missions to the outer parts of the Solar System. This part of the mission is directed by Marc Buie and John Spencer, together with some younger scientists, as Leslie Young and Cathy Olkin. They need more Hubble-telescope time for their investigation. The growing number of the Andrea-star debris is my expected result of this investigation.

Dr John Spencer explains more to the coming plans of this investigation in his 2015.04.17 lecture "New Horizons Pluto Mission with Dr John Spencer".

(13.07.2015)
"New Horizons" is coming soon
It has now less than 20 hours to fly to Pluto.
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It is the newest picture of Pluto published by NASA today.

(12.07.2015)
"New Horizons’" last portrait of Pluto’s far side.
The last for decades to come.
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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has taken its best image of four dark spots that continue to captivate. The spots appear on the side of Pluto that always faces its largest moon, Charon—the face that will be invisible to New Horizons when the spacecraft makes its close flyby the morning of July 14. New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado, describes this image as “the last, best look that anyone will have of Pluto’s far side for decades to come.” This image was captured when the spacecraft was 4 million kilometers from Pluto.

New Horizons makes its closest approach to Pluto on the morning of July 14, and will pass it at about 49,600 kilometers per hour, in just 12,500 kilometers distance (just one Earth's diameter) from the Pluto's face with a large heart-shaped feature (compare the previous “Hot News” here below) that’s captured the imagination of people around the world.

(08.07.2015)
"New Horizons" is working again.
The newest image of Pluto is there.

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The image was taken on July 7, when the spacecraft was just 8 million kilometers from Pluto, and is the first to be received since the July 4 anomaly that sent the spacecraft into safe mode.

New Horizons closest approach to Pluto is expected in 5 days (on 14 July 2015). The same region of its surface will be seen with 500 times better resolution than above.

For the full NASA's message click here.

(07.07.2015)
"New Horizons" in trouble.
It is much too free to become damaged already now

The New Horizons spacecraft experienced an anomaly the afternoon of July 4 that led to a loss of communication with Earth.

The mission operations center at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, lost contact with the unmanned spacecraft -- now 10 days from arrival at Pluto -- at 1:54 p.m. EDT, and regained communications with New Horizons at 3:15 p.m. EDT, through NASA’s Deep Space Network. The autopilot placed the spacecraft in “safe mode,” and commanded the backup computer to reinitiate communication with Earth. New Horizons then began to transmit telemetry to help engineers diagnose the problem.

We will hope, it was not a full damage at this free phase of the mission. The Team plans to return to normal scientific operations today. (read more).

(18.05.2015)
Still more evidence of the Unified Universe of Naturics
The year 2015 is going to become a decisive year in the rewriting of the natural history of our planet and our role on it.

4. The “New Horizons”-Team has finally realized that the spacecraft is approaching the most dangerous part of its mission to encounter Pluto and the cloud of debris of the Andrea-star behind it.

5. The new hemispherical analysis of the sunspots recovers their true connection to the global climate changes predicted by Naturics.

6. The builders of the Bosnian Pyramids can be now identified as the members of the Aurignacian culture.

For more details to the recent evidence for Naturics see the Special page 39.

(06.05.2015)
The chain of evidence becomes longer and stronger
Die Beweiskette wird immer länger und kräftiger
The year 2015 is going to become a decisive year in the rewriting of the natural history of our planet and our role on it.

1. The spacecraft “New Horizons” is approaching the most dangerous part of its mission to encounter Pluto and the cloud of debris of the Andrea-star behind it.

2. One of the direct consequences of the Cosmic Hierarchy of our Solar System is the cosmic Universal Time Scale.

3. Volcanoes have “helped” drive all mass extinctions.

For more details to the recent evidence for Naturics see the Special page 38.

(29.04.2015)
Diagnose: unheilbar krank. Und, was nun?
Warum Sie trotzdem optimistisch bleiben können.

Stellen Sie sich vor, Sie gehen zum Arzt und bekommen eine erschreckende Diagnose: Sie sollen unheilbar krank sein. Was können Sie noch tun, solange Sie noch leben? Was Ihnen auf diese Frage derselbe Arzt beantwortet, ist eigentlich für Sie ohne Bedeutung. Er hat es doch zugegeben, er kann Ihnen nicht mehr helfen. Ich möchte Sie trotzdem bitten, bleiben Sie optimistisch.

For the reasons see the Special page 37.

(09.04.2015)
96 Tage bis zum Pluto-Vorbeiflug

Am 14 Juli wird die Raumsonde “New Horizons” den Zwergplaneten Pluto in etwa 10000 Kilometer Abstand passieren. Seit einigen Tagen verstärkt sie ihre Beobachtungen der Gegend um Pluto. Schade, dass die eigentliche Attraktion dieser Himmelsregion, die Überresten des Andrea-Sterns, der seit mehr als 7 Milliarden Jahren unsere Sonne begleitet, immer noch nicht auf dem Beobachtungsplan der Raumsonde stehen.

For NASA's page to "New Horizons" see here.

(21.03.2015)
Evidence for 130.000 years old Neanderthal Jewelry

Modified white-tailed eagle claws have been found by Davorka Radovcic et.al. in Krapina Neanderthal site in present-day Croatia, dating to approximately 130 kyrs ago.

Für eine Deutsche Pressemitteilung, sehen Sie zb. hier.

Let us leave this great discovery without any additional commentary. My online book: "Atlantis of the Neanderthals" explains why.

(08.03.2015)
The Dawn's Mission to Vesta and Ceres has reached its final step

Dawn's mission, managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, was launched in September 2007. The German Aerospace Center, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (as well as the Italian Space Agency and Italian National Astrophysical Institute) are international partners on the mission team. The Mission is planed to end in Summer 2015.

The real videos of the spacecraft encounters with the dwarf planetary worlds are more exciting than any computer game pictures. My personal favorites are the following three:
1. Dawn Nears Ceres - Approach Images, Movies and Animations
2. Destination Dwarf Planet: The Dawn Mission Nears Ceres
3. NASA Dawn's Virtual Flight Over Asteroid Vesta
to be seen on the Mission website.

(25.01.2015)
Die Gedanken von Ernst Peter Fischer
aus seinem neusten Buch
"Die Verzauberung der Welt; Eine andere Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften"

(S.201) So offensichtlich es ist, dass Wissenschaft und Kunst zusammengehören, so wenig Verbreitung findet dieser Gedanke hierzulande in einigen intellektuellen Kreisen. Es gehört zu den Peinlichkeiten in der öffentlichen Rede zur Kultur, dass immer noch die Frage aufgeworfen werden kann, ob die Naturwissenschaften zur Kultur gehören und zur Bildung von Menschen beitragen.

(S.216) Seine [Döblins] Klage richtete sich vielmehr gegen die Tatsache, dass Einstein sein Wissen und seine Kenntnisse über den Kosmos mithilfe komplizierter mathematischer Verfahren gewonnen hatte, in denen es unter anderem um Kovarianz, Tensoranalysis und Differenzialgleichungen ging – also um Hervorbringungen des analytischen Verstandes, die für Döblin und die meisten Menschen unverständlich blieben und unzugänglich bleiben. Für sie gab und gibt es in dieser so abstrakt wirkenden Formelwelt nichts zu verstehen; der offenkundige Skandal steckt darin, dass sie damit verurteilt zu sein scheinen, in einem Kosmos zu leben, der nur noch den wenigen Eingeweihten zugänglich ist, die genügend mit der Sprache der höheren Mathematik vertraut sind. Döblin protestierte dagegen, dass der Erfolg des Forschers den Dichter vom Verständnis der Welt ausschloss, in der doch beide gemeinsam lebten. Wieso konnte es einem großen Teil der Menschen verwehrt sein, etwas über die Strukturen ihrer Welt – über die Geometrie ihres Universums – zu wissen?

Mehr Zitate aus dem sehr empfehlenswerten Buch finden Sie hier.

(18.01.2015)
NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft begins first stages of Pluto Encounter
See the newest release from January 15, 2015 - RELEASE 15-011.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently began its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto. The spacecraft is entering the first of several approach phases that culminate July 14 with the first close-up flyby of the dwarf planet, 7.5 billion kilometers from Earth.

(09.01.2015)
With MeteoEarth, the new product of the MeteoGraphics Group, we are entering a new age in the global weather forecasting.

Everybody is able to obtain any time and everywhere on the Earth the actual weather data for a chosen region. For more details see this page.

(01.01.2015)
Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World


Zum Jahresbeginn 2015 hat Servus.tv einen wichtigen Film gezeigt (den ich früher leider nicht gesehen habe), den ich unbedingt jedem selbständig denkenden Menschen auf der ganzen Welt empfehlen möchte.

Harmonie: Eine neue Sicht unserer Welt
Prinz Charles und sein kritischer Blick auf die Welt

Eine Dokumentation aus Großbritannien vom Jahr 2011;(Dauer 83 Min.)

Seit drei Jahrzehnten arbeitet Prinz Charles mit Umweltaktivisten, Unternehmern, Künstlern, Architekten-und Regierungschefs zusammen. Ihr Ziel ist es, die Welt zu verändern. In der Dokumentation "Harmonie: Eine neue Sicht unserer Welt" werden nicht nur die Auswirkungen, sondern auch die Ursachen globaler ökologischer Probleme unter die Lupe genommen. Und es werden Lösungen aufgezeigt, die lokale und soziale Grenzen überwinden können - inspiriert vom Buch "The Prince of Wales".


See the film trailer at: www.theharmonymovie.com

and read more to the film by Huffington Post, or directly here:

Robert Redford talked about why he wanted to screen the movie at the London Sundance Film Festival:

"HRH The Prince of Wales and I share a dedication to preserving the environment and to identifying innovative and yet realistic ways to do so. This important film showcases his diligence, passion and achievement, which include his efforts to amplify the work of social innovators on the front lines of change the world over. In this wonderful journey he shows us what can be an inspired future... Working together seemed like a natural fit."

When we began production on Harmony, people would understandably ask us about 'The Prince.' But as he insisted all along, Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World has never been about 'The Prince,' but really about 'The Principles.'

(01.01.2015)

Happy New Year 2015

For all people

changing our World

towards a better place

to live in.

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