• Riding out a Solar Storm.
    A solar storm is a burst of charged particles and magnetic field fluctuations that expand outward in all directions from the sun. However, the Earth’s magnetosphere acts as a shield, deflecting most of these particles. What would likely happen if a powerful Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) event struck Earth in 2024?First off, Society would not collapse into a Mad Max
  • Get Ready for Manhattanhenge
    Manhattanhenge is always pretty awe-inspiring event that happens twice a year in New York City. It involves the alignment of the setting sun with the east-west streets of Manhattan’s main grid. Twice a year crowds fill the East-West to see the fiery orb of the setting sun hovering between the skyscrapers, sunlight casting long shadows across the streets, and bathing
  • Northern Lights in the UK could be a bad sign
    With the Sun going through its eleven year cycle and reaching its Solar Peak, more Coronal Mass Ejections are occuring. We here in the UK might have had the pleasure of seeing the Northern Lights softly ripple across the skies. But these lights can also be a worrying reminder that we need to be prepared for more harmful consequences.The risk
  • Intelligence as an Emergent Property 2
    We can only consider the possibility of biological neural structures as an emergent property based on what we currently know. Perhaps there are underlying forces or laws we are not aware of. Like for example, the discovery of quarks, the Higgs field and dark matter and dark energy. Neural structures may be an emergent property of unknown laws. Our current
  • Consciousness, Entropy and Negentropy
    The tendency for order to arise in all aspects of biological and material existence (Terran and cosmological) that lead to possible life and intelligence might be a potential indication of a fundamental property Just as there is a fundamental law of Entropy, that, at the other end, there is a complimentary and opposite law of Negentropy that has emotions and/or
  • Intelligence as an Emergent Property 1
    Intelligence as an Emergent Property.The fact that complex emotions are observed in various species beyond humans lends credence to the theory of emotions as emergent properties.Emergent properties arise from the complex interaction of simpler components. The whole system exhibits characteristics that none of the individual parts possess.In the context of emotions, our complex neural networks, with interacting brain regions, hormones,
  • Some Types of Dialogues Large Language models Like Gemini Find Challenging
    According to Gemini: Here are some examples:
  • Latest on Dark Matter
    Our current understanding suggests dark matter should be fairly uniform throughout the universe. However, there are some interesting ideas scientists are exploring to explain potential variations: It’s important to note that these are all areas of active research, and there isn’t yet definitive evidence for any variations in dark matter properties. However, future observations and experiments might shed light on
  • Dark Matter Discussion with Gemini
    Cloudtales: Is there a pattern to the distribution of galaxies where the effects of dark matter have been seen? Gemini: Yes, there is a strong correlation between the distribution of galaxies and the inferred presence of dark matter. Here’s how: These observations suggest a pattern:Dark matter is more concentrated in the central regions of galaxies compared to the distribution of
  • Computers you could buy in 1979
  • UFO/UAP Sightings in Scotland November/December 1979
    November and December 1979 saw several other reports of UFO sightings in Scotland. These included sightings of objects described as being cigar-shaped, disc-shaped, and triangular. Some of these sightings were reported by multiple witnesses, and some were even witnessed by police officers. The high number of UFO sightings in Scotland in 1979 led to speculation that there might be something unusual going on in the country at that time. Some of the other UFO sightings reported in Scotland in November and December 1979 included:
  • Why humans can’t trust AI: You don’t know how it works, what it’s going to do or whether it’ll serve your interests
    Why humans can’t trust AI: You don’t know how it works, what it’s going to do or whether it’ll serve your interests Do you trust AI systems, like this driverless taxi, to behave the way you expect them to? AP Photo/Terry Chea Mark Bailey, National Intelligence University There are alien minds among us. Not the little green men of science fiction,
  • Alice Bertha Clayden
    Alice was the first woman to hold a senior rank in the police force, and paved the way for other women to join the detective branch. Alice was born in 1885 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, the daughter of a police inspector. Alice first worked as a teacher and a social worker. She joined the Women’s Police Service (WPS), a civilian organization
  • Kings Cross 1970’s: Prostitution
    Occupation of Holy Cross Church 1982: Images on this page Courtesy of the English Collective of Prostitutes Prostitution in the Kings Cross area in 1979 was a thriving industry. The location was known for its red-light district, with strip clubs, sex shops, and brothels openly operating. Streetwalkers were also common, plying their trade in the alleyways and side streets.Prostitutes in
  • Squats in Kings Cross in 1970’s
    There were a lot of squats in the Kings Cross area in 1979. The area was in a state of decline at the time, with many abandoned buildings. This made it a prime target for squatters attracted by the cheap rent and the sense of community.Some of the most famous squats in Kings Cross in the 1970s included:Derby Lodge: This
  • Kings Cross 1979.
    King’s Cross in 1979 was a very different place than it is today. It was a run-down and neglected area, with many vacant buildings and empty lots. The station was dirty and overcrowded, and the surrounding streets were full of crime and poverty. The area had a long history of decline. It had once been a thriving commercial hub but
  • Hibernation Pods
    The earliest appearance of hibernation pods in science fiction can be traced back to the 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” directed by Stanley Kubrick. In the movie, the spacecraft Discovery One crew members are shown in hibernation pods during their long journey to Jupiter. Since then, hibernation pods have been featured in numerous science fiction films, often used as
  • The 7th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
    The 7th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) was a Territorial Army battalion of the British Army that saw service in both World War I and World War II. The battalion was raised in Fife in 1908 and was initially assigned to the 2nd Highland Brigade, Highland Division. In 1914, the battalion was mobilized for war and deployed to France
  • The UK Police Gangs Unit
    The UK Police Gangs Unit. The Gangs Unit was a specialist unit that focused on particular aspects of gang crime in the 1970s, known as. The Gangs Unit was established by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in 1975. It was a small unit, with only a handful of officers, and it was focused on disrupting and dismantling gangs. The Gangs
  • Gangs of London 1979
    Gangs In 1979, several gangs were active in London, representing various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Notable gangs included: 1. The Richardson Gang: Although its influence declined in the late 1960s, it was still active in the late 1970s. They were a predominantly white British gang involved in organized crime, extortion, and violence. 2. The Kray Twins: Ronnie and Reggie Kray