Sunday, September 28, 2008

Windmill of Death

Windmill of Death
Originally uploaded by Mully410

I find it ironic that the "green" movements is so bent on "sustainable" energy. I'm not sure what "sustainable" means but Brian Dunning has a good idea. It sure isn't good for bats. I've read that the mystery is pretty much solved already. Its the vortices's created by the turbine's blades. This article explains:

"Ninety percent of the bats they examined after death showed signs of internal hemorrhaging consistent with trauma from the sudden drop in air pressure (a condition known as barotrauma) at turbine blades. Only about half of the bats showed any evidence of direct contact with the blades."

Thanks to the SGU podcast for this tidbit.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Funniest Onion Ever!

Evolutionists Flock To Darwin-Shaped Wall Stain
While you read this substitute the word "Evolutionists" with the religion of your choice and replace "Darwin" with the god/prophet/saint of your choice and you'll get a perfect reproduction of stories we see in the mass media pretty regularly.

Owls Get Hungry too

Great Horned Owl
Originally uploaded by Mully410

I was at the MN State Fair and got some great shots at a great show. The U of MN Raptor Center brought out a bunch of raptors and told us all about them. This set shows a Great Horned Owl eating a whole mouse. I took a series of photos that are pretty popular on my Flickr site. The mouse was already dead so there isn't really any gore. Go here and click on the slideshow button in the upper right side then enjoy.

Thanks to the Raptor Center volunteer who stood in front of me so I could get these great photos. There are more raptor photos in my misc bird set within my birds collection.

PS: Over 600 views as of today!

Interesting Science Stuff about Earth and Stupid People

My favorite blogger, The Bad Astronomer, hit on another good one today. Click here to learn 10 things about earth you probably didn't know.

Have you been following the coverage on the Large Hadron Collider? Its about to fire up sometime tomorrow. I'm very disappointed but not shocked that media has f'd this whole story up. Go here to learn the science about it. The world is going to end for some people tomorrow just like it does every day but the is not going to end for everyone like these jokers are proclaiming. The thing that really pisses me off is the media (mostly are giving time to the freaky fringe "scientists" and their ignorance.

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