Tag: SpaceX

Private Space Exploration Updates

August 16, 2013 0 Comments
Private Space Exploration Updates

One little area of science and exploration I like to keep track of in the blog is commercial space flight. If common people are ever going to have an opportunity to travel to space, it will take private enterprise and risky financial ventures to get off the ground. Thankfully there are several companies around the […]

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Optimistic About Carbon Emissions

October 8, 2012 0 Comments
Optimistic About Carbon Emissions

Sigh. Or maybe, Egads! Yet another pessimistic study about the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) apocolypse and how nothing can stop it unless we all submit to vast new world-wide taxing and regulatory structures with near complete control of the world economy. We must live subsistence lives or else it is the end of the world! It is not that […]

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Northern Light Possibilities

September 7, 2011 0 Comments
Northern Light Possibilities

The weather continues to be perfect for this time of year which means clear skies over the next couple of nights, which would be great for viewing the northern lights…if they are on display. The sun let out a huge solar flare on Tuesday of this week which can sometimes lead to good northern lights. […]

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Meteorological Seasons and Other Tidbits

August 31, 2011 1 Comment
Meteorological Seasons and Other Tidbits

Being that it is August 31st, it is time to bring up the definition of the season’s once again. I am still on my crusade to redefine the season to follow how it feels outside, instead of the position of the sun in the sky. The astronomical definition of the seasons was a reasonable course […]

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No Official Drought Yet

July 7, 2011 0 Comments
No Official Drought Yet

It is that time of week for the latest U.S. Drought Monitor. If I had to gues, I would suspect some parts of Wisconsin slipping into the “abnormally dry” category, just judging by how dusty my garden has been getting in the last couple of weeks. I would be wrong. The official tabulation (made on […]

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More Storms in the Future?

October 26, 2010 0 Comments
More Storms in the Future?

The storm has arrived and so far (at the time of this writing), wind gusts have been as high as 44mph in Madison, 48 mph in Oshkosh, 52 mph in Mauston, and 47 mph in Wausau (at 9:19am). A few trees have been reported down in Marinette county Wisconsin and in a couple spots in […]

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Beautiful Rain, Time Travel Theories

June 9, 2010 0 Comments
Beautiful Rain, Time Travel Theories

As Brian mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, the recent rain has been perfect for the area. Yesterday’s rain was the best yet because most of it fell in the northwoods. Many locations in the north picked up 1 to 2 inches of rain. Our weather watcher Kieth in Conover reported 1.70 inches. Here in Wausau […]

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Bitter Cold Possibilities

January 25, 2010 0 Comments
Bitter Cold Possibilities

First and update on the weather for today and this week. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Price county through 4pm today.A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for Ashland county through 6am Tuesday and for Iron county until noon Tuesday. Snow amounts could be around an inch or two around Phillips, Park Falls, Three […]

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Secretive Space Planes

November 3, 2009 2 Comments
Secretive Space Planes

I ought to update the AGW list one of these days. I am procrastinating because it is quite a chore. It is getting so long that it takes a while to cross reference any new headlines with the past ones to make sure there is no duplication. Well… one of these days, but not today. […]

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Follow-Up Topics

July 15, 2009 0 Comments
Follow-Up Topics

As expected, it rained last night. As expected, the heavier showers and storms produced a quarter to half inch. As forecast, many areas missed out on the heavier rainfall. Most of Marathon county (including Wausau- 0.05″) and Central Wisconsin ended up with a tenth of an inch or less. The quarter to half inch fell north […]

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