Zombie satellite cured, brought back to life

Zombie satellite cured, brought back to life. Anthony Watts mentions something neutral! The unresponsive  telecommunications satellite Galaxy 15’s internal batteries finally ran down, triggering a computer reset that enabled bringing it back under control. It’s erratic transmissions have interfered with the operation of a number of commercial satellites, including parts of NOAA’s National Weather Service.

See, Watts Up WIth That isn’t all anti-scientific disinformation! It’s just almost entirely anti-scientific disinformation.

I had some personal experience with telecommunications satellite malfunctions years ago when ANIK E-2 was incapacitated for several months by a solar storm. Satellite malfunctions sure get your attention when your business depends on them!

Massive solar filament eruption captured by SDO

Massive solar filament eruption captured by SDO. Anthony Watts re-posts a smattering of information about a dramatic solar event recorded on December 6th by the Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Something happening on the sun! Source: SDO.

I’m surprised Anthony didn’t take exception to the dramatized depiction of solar activity on the SDO website header. Scientists are liars, after-all.

University of Colorado and NASA Research Center to Study Sun’s Effects on Earth’s Climate

University of Colorado and NASA Research Center to Study Sun’s Effects on Earth’s Climate“. Anthony Watts brings us exciting news about climate research. Because the Sun’s effect on the Earth’s climate has never been considered before!

Sorry, this post is just a one-liner. Well, now it’s two lines.

No evidence for Clovis comet catastrophe, archaeologists say

No evidence for Clovis comet catastrophe, archaeologists say. Maybe the Clovis people, the earliest known culture to inhabit North America, disappeared after an ancient comet impact. Maybe not. Maybe they just changed their favourite tools. Whatever.

Stick to what you do best, Anthony, or your troops will get restless.

Potential breakthrough: electrical power from waste heat generated at the quantum level

Potential breakthrough: electrical power from waste heat generated at the quantum level. Anthony Watts has found a press release from the University of Arizona that says physicists have discovered a new way of harvesting waste heat and turning it into electrical power.

We’re saved! Thermocouples to the rescue! Who cares about Global Warming now?

Like Anthony I hope that some unexpected technological development solves our energy needs. But I’m not willing to bet on it, nor am I willing to dismiss the environmental consequences.