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Our moon is unique in the solar system. Just the right size and just the right distance, it is positioned to stabilize the tilt of Earth’s axis, providing stable seasonal cycles. Science lacks data so far to know just how unique the Earth-moon relationship in a habitable zone is among other stellar systems. We know from the planets of our own solar system that moons come in all sizes, from tiny Deimos to massive Titan, and orbit in apparently arbitrary radii from their host planets. What astrophysicists can do is predict what would happen on earth if things were different. That’s what one scientist did. Another discovery could change the view of the moon’s surface being unaltered for billions of years.PhysOrg reported a thought experiment by Neil F. Comins, author of a book entitled, What If the Earth Had Two Moons? (see title on Amazon.com). First, consider why we should be glad to have just one:Our Earth-Moon system is unique in the solar system. The Moon is 1/81 the mass of Earth while most moons are only about 3/10,000 the mass of their planet. The size of the Moon is a major contributing factor to complex life on Earth. It is responsible for the high tides that stirred up the primordial soup of the early Earth, it’s the reason our day is 24 hours long, it gives light for the variety of life forms that live and hunt during the night, and it keeps our planet’s axis tilted at the same angle to give us a constant cycle of seasons.A second moon would change that.Here’s he says would happen if Earth were to capture a second moon he names Luna:Luna’s arrival would wreak havoc on Earth. Its gravity would tug on the planet causing absolutely massive tsunamis, earthquakes, and increased volcanic activity. The ash and chemicals raining down would cause a mass extinction on Earth.Comins, clearly an evolutionist because of his reference to the primordial soup icon, thinks that after a few weeks, things would settle down on Earth for life to evolve again. Nocturnal animals, if they emerged, would have to adjust to brighter light at night. Should humans arrive on such a world, there would be no rhymes of ancient mariners: tides would be measured in thousands of feet, making beachfront life and cruises nearly impossible. “The habitable area of Earth, then, would be much smaller.”But Earth’s troubles would not end there. Eventually, the two moons would collide, undoubtedly raining debris onto the Earth, resulting in another mass extinction. Ever the optimist, he ends, “The end result would be one moon orbiting the Earth, and life another era of life would be primed to start.”Space.com reported on a NASA study that should cause us to be thankful for our global magnetic field. The energy of coronal mass ejections is sufficient to “sandblast” the moon’s surface. Earth is protected from the rain of terror from the sun, consisting of a “ billion tons of plasma that tear through space at a blistering pace of up to a million miles per hour in a cloud many times the size of Earth,” because the charged particles get deflected around our world or hit the atmosphere at the poles, producing little more than inconvenience to electronic gear in the worst case, or beautiful auroras to admire.The moon and Mars, however, lack the protection of a global magnetic field. That may be why Mars has such a thin atmosphere – whatever it had before has been eroded from the onslaught of the solar wind. What’s new about the NASA study is the finding that the proportion of charged helium rises from 4% to 20% in coronal mass ejections (CMEs). Because of their greater mass, helium ions can sputter away ten times more material from the lunar surface. A NASA scientist at Goddard said, “”The model predicts 100 to 200 tons of lunar material — the equivalent of 10 dump truck loads — could be stripped off the lunar surface during the typical two-day passage of a CME.”Although the article did not explore the consequences over the assumed lifetime of the moon (4.5 billion years), it would seem, since almost every part of the moon except possibly at some spots near the poles is exposed to “the wrath of the sun,” that the lunar surface would have been subject to considerable reworking by CMEs over that time.Exercise: Calculate the mass loss and change of appearance expected of the lunar surface for an old moon subjected to sputtering by CMEs, and whether the calculation matches what was observed by the Apollo astronauts. Take into account the average frequency of CMEs striking the moon in 4.5 billion years. The delicate balance of the Earth-moon system is a prediction of intelligent design. For evolutionary theory, it is a lucky happenstance. In science, prediction generally has more value than saying “Lucky stuff happens sometimes.” For an explanation of our moon, therefore, the edge should, therefore, be given to intelligent design instead of evolution. We’ll let interested researchers explore the age implications of continual bombardment of the moon by CMEs. At first glance it seems doubtful that removal of dump truck loads of material for billions of years would leave the lunar surface the way the Apollo astronauts found it.If Comins thinks that the Earth would be primed for life to start after two catastrophic extinctions, well, we have some beachfront property on Titan to sell cheap, stocked with cupboards of primordial soup.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The Women’s Forum of New York will present the 8th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon benefiting The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum on Monday, June 18th at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.The awards, named for the Women’s Forum founder Elinor Guggenheimer, will honor outstanding women leaders. This year marks the 31th anniversary of the Education Fund of the Women’s Forum, which has helped over 220 women age 35 and over, whose lives have been disrupted by extreme adversity, complete their college degrees.The 2018 Elly Award Recipients will be:· Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former First Lady, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State, and presidential candidate.· Sheila C. Johnson, Founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts.· Deirdre Quinn, CEO and Co-Founder of Lafayette 148 New York.Paula Zahn, nine-time Emmy Award winning host and executive producer of “On the Case with Paula Zahn,” will moderate a conversation on leadership with honorees Sheila C. Johnson and Deirdre Quinn following the presentation of the awards.“The Women’s Forum of New York is comprised of the most accomplished and successful women in the city from every professional sector. We know from our own success how critical education is, so our Education Fund is one way we ‘give back’ – helping women age 35 and over whose lives have been disrupted by extreme adversity complete their education and get their lives back on track. We hope we inspire them, because their dreams, drive, and determination certainly inspire us.” – Linda A. Willett, President of the Women’s Forum of New York.“Thirty-one years ago, the Education Fund embarked on a mission to help women who had overcome devastating hardships in their lives realize their dream of a college education. Since then, we are proud to have given over $1.43 million in financial awards to over 220 women to help them return to school, earn their degree, and take their place in the professional work world. Our financial awards have transformed their lives, influenced their families, and improved communities.” – Ilene Wachs, President, The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum.Marcy Syms, Former Chairman and CEO of Syms Corporation, is Chair of the 2018 Elly Awards. Donna Shalala, former Secretary of Health and Human Services, will present the Elly Award to Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton. Kay Unger, President of Kay Unger Design, & CEO of the Kay Unger Family Foundation will present the Elly Award to Sheila C. Johnson. Joyce Brown, President of the Fashion Institute of Technology, will present the Elly Award to Deirdre Quinn.About The 2018 Elly Honorees:Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, has spent four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State, and presidential candidate.Hillary Clinton was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 26, 1947. After graduating from Wellesley College and Yale Law School, she began her life-long work on behalf of children and families by joining the Children’s Defense Fund. In 1974, she moved to Arkansas, where she married Bill Clinton and became a successful attorney while also raising their daughter, Chelsea.As First Lady of the United States, from 1993 to 2001, Hillary Clinton championed health care for all Americans and led successful bipartisan efforts to improve the adoption and foster care systems, reduce teen pregnancy, and create the Children’s Health Insurance Program.In 2000, Clinton made history as the first First Lady elected to the United States Senate, and the first woman elected to statewide office in New York. As Senator, she worked across party lines to expand economic opportunity and access to quality, affordable health care. After September 11, 2001, she helped to rebuild New York and provide health care for first responders.In 2007, she began her historic campaign for president, winning 18 million votes and becoming the first woman to ever win a presidential primary or caucus state.In her four years as America’s chief diplomat and the President’s principal foreign policy adviser, Clinton led the effort to restore America’s leadership in the world. She negotiated a cease-fire in Gaza that defended Israel’s security and headed off another war in the Middle East, mobilized an international coalition to impose crippling sanctions against Iran, and championed human rights around the world, as she has her entire career.In 2016, Clinton made history again by becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. political party. As the Democratic candidate for president, she campaigned on a vision of America that is “stronger together” and an agenda to make our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top, earning the support of nearly 66 million Americans.Hillary Rodham Clinton is the author of seven best-selling books. What Happened – released in September of 2017 – spent 16 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.She and President Clinton reside in New York, have one daughter, Chelsea, and are the proud grandparents of Charlotte and Aidan.Sheila C. Johnson, Founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, a growing collection of luxury properties including the equestrian-inspired Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia, and three of Florida’s top golf resorts—Hammock Beach in Palm Coast, Reunion in Orlando and Innisbrook in Tampa Bay, as well as the new Henderson Beach Resort in Destin.As Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Ms. Johnson is the only African-American woman to have ownership in three professional sports teams: the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, for which she serves as President and Managing Partner. She also served five years on the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association.Ms. Johnson has long been a powerful influence in the entertainment industry, starting with her work as founding partner of Black Entertainment Television and serving as executive producer of four documentary films. In 2016, she co-founded WE Capital, a venture capital consortium to support female-led enterprises that can advance transformational social change. She also serves on the board of the Greater Washington Partnership, which seeks to strengthen the region’s global position as a center for commerce and innovation.Ms. Johnson is a member of the Leadership Council at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, and founder of the Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellowship, which supports emerging leaders who share a commitment to reducing disparities in African-American communities. A lifelong supporter of the arts, she also founded and chairs the Middleburg Film Festival, an annual celebration of independent film that opened to sell-out crowds in 2013.Deirdre Quinn is the CEO and Co-Founder of Lafayette 148 New York, a New York-based women’s fashion brand named after the address in Soho where it was founded. Created in 1996, Lafayette 148 is known for sophisticated, minimalist designs that fuse luxurious fabrics, outstanding craftsmanship, and a modern sensibility inspired by the dynamism of New York City. With its own workshop and production facility in Shantou China, Lafayette 148 New York is one of the rare vertically-integrated fashion brands.Deirdre’s early love of craft led her to a degree in fashion design. Before founding Lafayette 148, her passion for fashion production and merchandizing led her to executive positions with Donna Karan, Escada, and Liz Claiborne, where her work took her to over seventy countries.Deirdre is a strong believer in giving back and enriching the world through education. Among her many charitable endeavors, she serves on the board of the School of Dreams, an elementary school funded by Lafayette 148 New York that provides a completely free private education to the children of Shantou.Appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2010, Deirdre also serves as an Associate Partner with the Partnership for NYC and is a member of C200. She has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which recognized her leadership of Lafayette 148, mentorship and contributions to the global community and is a proud member of the Women’s Forum of New York.About The Women’s Forum of New York:The Women’s Forum of New York is the city’s premier organization of women leaders. The invitation only membership of more than 500 women represents the highest levels of achievement across all professional sectors from finance to fine arts. Started in 1974, the Women’s Forum of New York is the founding flagship of the International Women’s Forum, a global organization of 6,500 dynamic women leaders in 33 countries and 74 Forums around the world.The Women’s Forum of New York is dedicated to the advancement of women’s leadership through programs which enrich members lives personally and professionally, through the Education Fund which enables talented women whose potential has been derailed by extreme adversity to resume their education, and through the Corporate Board Initiative which extends and expands the contribution of women leaders through board participation.About The Education Fund:The Education Fund is the educational and charitable arm of The Women’s Forum of New York, established under a separate corporate governance as a 501c3 tax deductible organization. Since 1987, the Fund has provided financial awards to women 35 and over who have demonstrated high potential and faced extreme adversity which has disrupted their education and derailed their futures. These women fall outside the scope of most traditional scholarship programs and these awards help them complete their education and get their careers and lives back on track. Funding is provided by member donation and an annual fundraising event, The Elly Awards Luncheon, which honors outstanding women leaders. Over the past 31 years, awards totaling over $1.43 million have helped over 220 women overcome adversity and lift themselves and their children up the economic ladder.To purchase tickets to the 8th Annual Elly Awards, click here.
To celebrate the pursuit of consistent innovation, excellence and global talent, JW Marriott, Aerocity has organised an international programme named ‘Masters of Marriott’ – under which culinary mavens of Marriott International, as well as renowned chefs from across the world, will host masterclasses, ticketed events, meet and greets, and much more throughout the year.As part of the programme, Julien Royer – French Chef and co-owner of a 2-Michelin starred modern French restaurant was invited to engage with Marriott guests, and serve them the best from his kitchen. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainRoyer in an interview talked about dining scene in Singapore as well as his love for Indian cuisine over lunch – where he served visually delightful and authentic French food from his restaurant located at the iconic National Gallery Singapore. Highlight of the meal was ‘Cauliflower and curry tartlette’ which had a strong yet refreshing taste of Cinnamon. ‘Quinoa fritter with salsa and dehydrated cream’, ‘Celeriac root vegetable mash with mushroom ketchup and truffle’, ‘Potato Gaufrette with aspragus and smoked cream’ were equally enticing options to try. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThe main course had ‘Scottish Salmon’ (Tomato cucumber salsa, wasabi mayo, shiso verde, yuzu sake foam) and ‘Toban Yaki Tofu Steak’ (Sauteed mushroom, asparagus, scallions, Korean BBQ sauce). Though his food is vividly loved by the people, Royer wishes to step out of his comfort zone and try experimenting with Indian cuisine. “I loved the cuisine’s diversity and was amazed by the variety of vegetarian food you get in India. I haven’t tried to cook anything as per Indian taste yet, but would surely love to incorporate one Indian dish in my restaurant’s menu.” But what would that be? Royer says, Tandoori will be his choice. “I love the tandoori flavour, its complexity and the way it last in your palette for a long.” It is interesting to note that Royer was one of the first people to open an entirely vegetarian restaurant in Singapore three years ago. “For me, vegetables are very important and should not be viewed as just an accompaniment but as equals to any protein on a plate.” He loves to challenge himself and experiment with vegetable/ingredients which people usually avoid. Commenting on the dining scenes in Singapore and India, Royer says, “I think Singapore is the cross point of different nationalities, culture, and religion. There are chefs from all across the world including Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, opening their own restaurants. This makes the dining scene extremely interesting and competitive, leaving the restaurant owners with no option but to maintain the quality and offer best to the customers.” “I cannot comment on the Indian dining scene because I haven’t spent enough time…but I would love to explore some good food places soon,” he concludes.
(PhysOrg.com) — Among the vast number of untapped energy sources are finger taps, heartbeats, and even hamsters running on exercise wheels. In a recent study, researchers from Georgia Tech have shown that when hamsters run or scratch themselves – even if they do so erratically – the motions can drive a nanogenerator that produces an electric current. Video: Running hamster generate energyJoin PhysOrg.com on Facebook Many motions can cause the plastic to move. For instance, a hamster wearing a small jacket attached to the generator could harvest energy from the rodent’s movements as it runs and scratches. The researchers also attached the nanogenerator to a person’s index finger, and when the finger tapped on a hard surface, the generator could harvest that biomechanical energy.The researchers hope to increase the generator’s power by adding more piezoelectric wires. If the team could increase the nanogenerator’s power output so that it could generate about one microwatt, the device could power implantable nanosensors that require a permanent power supply. These nanosensors, which perform tasks such as detecting pathogens or cancer proteins, could be powered by the patient’s own biomotions, eliminating the need for the sensors to be surgically replaced. In other applications, the generator could be woven into the fabric of a human jacket to harvest energy for powering portable electronic devices.© 2009 PhysOrg.com Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The electricity generated from such tiny, irregular biomotions is currently quite low (about one nanowatt), but Zhong Lin Wang, a professor of materials science and engineering at Georgia Tech, predicts that power generation can be increased to drive some tiny nano-sized devices. Wang and his colleagues have published their study in a recent issue of Nano Letters.While other generators can harvest biomechanical energy from regular motions at a specific frequency, the Georgia Tech team’s generator is the first that can harvest small, irregular motions. Most biomotions – such as walking, stretching, and a heart beating – are irregular movements.Taking advantage of the piezoelectric effect, the team’s nanogenerator consists of a series of zinc-oxide nanowires mounted on a flexible plastic surface. When the plastic bends, the wires also bend, creating an electric potential that drives a current through the wires to an external electrical circuit. Researchers at Georgia Tech have designed a nanogenerator that can harvest irregular biomotions, such as the erratic movements of a hamster running. Image credit: Zhong Lin Wang. Citation: Running Hamsters Can Power Nano Devices (Video) (2009, February 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-02-hamsters-power-nano-devices-video.html How to capture waste heat energy with improved polymers