Monday, June 24, 2013

Sel-Siphoning Beaded Chain---Nice....

Newton's 1st law along with the elasticity of a polymer chain of beads makes for an interesting demonstration at home or in the classroom.
Part of newton's 1st Law explains that objects can be described by saying that objects tend to "keep on doing what they're doing" (unless acted on by an unbalanced force).

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Not Your Father's Turntable...

This was a great idea to grab the attention of those looking for new music from new artists.


Look for an 8-track player coming in the mail soon....

Monday, June 17, 2013

A Supercell Thunderstorm

A great video look at a developing supercell thunderstorm.  Mike is a storm chaser and photographer.  This video was shot near Booker, Texas on June 3rd of 2013.

Mike shoots beautiful stuff.  I'm quite sure he won't mind if I post a link to his website.
Mike Oblinski's website

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

And How About a Proposal...

This was a cute wedding proposal...and now everyone can watch....
and it's a Bruno Mars song!

Crazy Creative...

Could not help posting this toast by a groom in England.  Well done and worth the watch my friends...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Video From Inside a Tornado....

On Monday, May 27th 2013, two storm chasers, Brandon Ivey and Sean Casey encountered a supercell thunderstorm producing a tornado.  It was no mistake, it's something they try to do.  Brandon and Seam anticipate the development of theses storms and try to encounter the tornado produced by these dangerous thunderstorm cells.  They attempt to make these encounter in a TIV, or Tornado Intercept Vehicle.  It is a "tank-like" vehicle used to chase by the most serious chasers.  The video encounter is from Smith county, Kansas in north central Kansas.

                                        The picture below is that of Sean Casey and his TIV!


Monday, May 27, 2013

Hurricane Preparedness Week

This, my friends, is hurricane preparedness week. I know...I know...we don't live near an ocean, we live in the nation's heartland. While we have seen remnants of hurricanes, like Hurricane Ike in September of 2008, we will never receive a direct hit like many ocean side towns and cities. BUT, June 1st is the beginning of a six month hurricane season and if you have vacation plans on the Gulf or Atlantic coasts it never hurts to learn a little about hurricanes and what they offer as they approach land and then make landfall....Below you will find several videos from the National Hurricane Center.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

10 Minutes of the Moore, Oklahoma Tornado

  Fast Unit 70 is a tornado chase team that was used by KOCO-TV in covering the historic EF-5 Moore, Oklahoma tornado.  Justin Cox and Chance Coldiron are the chasers that give us a first hand account of of this deadly twister.  This is 10 minutes of mobile tornado coverage. The tornado was on the ground for some 51 minutes across 17 miles.  Please keep the people of  Moore, Oklahoma in your prayers.

Clever UC Bearcats!

Love the hijinks of the UC Bearcat baseball team.  I think this is what college athletics is all about...compete hard and then have a great time with teammates.  KUDOS Bearcats!  Nicely played!

Will Hurricane Season Be Active?

The six month hurricane season begins June 1st and NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is predicting an active hurricane season.  the center sites three factors.

-A strong African monsoon season
-Warmer than average temperatures in the Atlantic ocean and Caribbean sea
-Lack of an El Nino effect

Click here for the NOAA Hurricane Outlook

Moore, Oklahoma Crisis Map

Google has posted a "Crisis Map" showing the path of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.
Click Here to link to the Google "Crisis Map".