I haven't been active here for a while for various reasons. Now I am continuing this blog under my own domain name at http://ray.tomes.biz/b2/index.php/a because that is easier for me. Also, I have done a lot of blogging activity at http://arty-nz.stumbleupon.com/ and I find StumbleUpon a great resource as it has managed to keep out the riff-raff which so dominates so much of the internet.
Ray Tomes' random thoughts on life the universe and almost everything. The universe is nothing but a giant musical instrument - a standing wave which develops harmonic waves and each of these does the same.
Friday, February 02, 2007
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Cycles discussion forum
I haven't posted any messages to my blog for a while. The reason is partly that I got involved in other things. Until the 96 hour day is invented I guess that I will continue to not do everything that I might. Anyone one of the new things was setting up a forum for the discussion of cycles in everything from geology and cosmology to biology, weather, markets and physics.
For information about the cycles discussion forum go to http://cyclesresearchinstitute.org/bulletin.html
PS when searching on thre internet for "cycles" about 95% of the pages found are motor cycles or bicycles. This is about the other kind - economic cycles and other fairly repetitive events. :-) Ray
Saturday, May 14, 2005
(almost) everything is expanding!
On 5-November-2005 I put up a web page titled: (almost) everything is expanding! which showed that the GPS measurements of continental drift clearly had a strong bias towards the earth itself expanding as you can see for yourself there. According to most cosmologists the expansion of the universe does not apply at this scale. Oops!
Today I received an email from V Guruprasad who had already been thinking along similar lines before me and thanking me for the GPS station analysis. At the above page it has links to his published papers and web site. Keep it up Prasad!
Friday, May 06, 2005
Low Frequency Radio Astronomy From Space
I am interested in developments in low frequency radio astronomy. It is necessary to go to space to extend the range of observation because the lower frequencies cannot penetrate to the surface of the earth. The article Low Frequency Radio Astronomy From Space states in part: "The opening of a new spectral window for astronomical investigations has always resulted in major discoveries, significant insights into astrophysical processes, and an enrichment of our understanding of the universe. Interferometric space or lunar based arrays for imaging the entire sky below 30 MHz will cover a frequency range which is totally inaccessible or extremely difficult to observe from the ground due to ionospheric absorption and scattering. This is a region of the electromagnetic spectrum which is essentially unexplored by astronomy but which, at ~106 Hz, is likely to display phenomena as different from those at centimeter radio wavelengths (~109 Hz) as centimeter radio phenomena are from infrared (~1012 Hz), infrared are from the ultraviolet (~1015 Hz), or ultraviolet are from the X-ray (~1018 Hz)." My interest is partly because cosmologists claim that there are 411 photons per cubic centimetre in the universe. This remarkably precise figure comes from measurements of the CMBR (Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation). However this ignores the fact that over the range from 10^23 Hz to 10^6 Hz the no. of photons per cubic centimetre grows by a factor of 10^15 and looks a lot like it intends to keep doing this at lower frequencies. See background radiation intensity for a graph. With the new space based measurements I predict that the flux will continue to grow at lower frequencies and that the 411 photons per cc of space will ultimately be shown to be wrong by an incredibly large factor. Actually I don't think that there are any "photons" in flight at all. Photons are only a useful concept at the time of emission and the time of absorption of e/m energy - there are no photons in flight, just the continuous development of the e/m fields.
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
I designed the wave logo shown here for my web site which now resides at http://ray.tomes.biz and is mainly about cycles and the harmonics theory with some other random stuff such as some art and champagne wire sculpture.
Unless I tell about the design, no-one will every know...
The three waves in red, green and blue are in the exact proportion of 3:4:5 in frequency. These frequencies are the correct relative frequencies for the three colours shown. Also, they are the frequencies of a major chord in music such as G-E-C. Lastly, 3:4:5 are the proportions of the famous right angled triangle of pythagoras who was also the founder of the mathematical basis of music and harmonics.
Sunday, May 01, 2005
Is global warming caused by humans?
There is little doubt that humans have caused a massive increase in CO2 levels in the atmosphere since the start of the industrial revolution. However there is doubt as to whether this has anything to do with global warming.
The above graph shows that the length of the sunspot cycle (inverted) has a very close correlation to the northern hemisphere temperature fluctuations. Actually the severity of sunspot cycles would be a better measure, but the records are not so consistent as the period because the records were more sparce and the instruments not as good in the 1700s.
It seems then that a decent proportion of global warming is attributable to the Sun and not humanity. This does not mean that we are not having or will not have an effect or that we should be careless.
Another important question is whether global warming will last very long given that an ice age is due any time.
Every 7th ocean wave is bigger
Some years ago I visited my friend Mountain Man in Oz. You might not guess from his name that he is a surfie. Watching the waves while he surfed, I checked out that the old story that every 7th wave is bigger is true. Also, as he told me, super big waves come at intervals of about 20 minutes.
The above graph shows data that Pete and I got from the Manly Hydraulics Laboratory. It shows clearly that waves have a main period of about 12 to 13 seconds and that there is a cycle of 7 or 8 waves.
Lightning does strike twice (and more) in the same place
The diagram shows that lightning has repeated flashes at rates of 8 and 15 times per second. The interval 1/8 of a second is the time for electromagnetic waves to pass around the earth once and return to the starting point. Oscillations of 8 per second due to this fact where first theorised and then detected by Schumann and so it is called the Schumann resonance.
Although it is not an accepted idea, I think that this frequency of oscillation is instrumental in causing the development of life forms (such as human) with brain wave frequencies of a similar rate.
Once we have this connection then we can understand why there are more accidents when lower frequency waves are present and why people's reaction times are faster or slower according to electromagnetic fields that oscillate slightly faster or slower than the Schumann resonance.
Traffic Light Cosmetics - humour
"The longest spell spent oblivious to traffic lights whilst applying make up was one of 1 hr 51 mins 38 secs by Miss J. Dobson at a road junction in the centre of Preston on the 1st August 1975. Miss Dobson, a piano teacher, beautified herself through 212 cycles of the light, creating a tailback of irate motorists stretching 28 miles towards Leeds."
Part of what is funny for me is the great accuracy of the time. No-one starts measuring the time at the traffic lights; they only notice after some time that the person isn't going. Anyway, last year we experienced similar long queues in GB and so the story has some credibility.
Friday, April 29, 2005
Man of many talents: Fergus Murray
Recently I received an email to Cycles Research Institute from Fergus Murray. He was suggesting that the CRI Wikipedia index should include resonance, and it should. He is active in another project similar to Wikipedia called everything2.com.
Fergus' own site contains photography (see the kites above), poetry, writing on many issues and his pet project is making animated mathematical functions. These include ones with many dials that can be twiddled to see what happens. Lots of fun!
Vipassana meditation and the Buddha's teaching
Quoted from S N Goenka (shown in picture) when asked about the Buddha's teaching of Vipassana:
"When I began to learn Vipassana meditation, I became convinced that Buddha was a not a founder of religion, he was a super-scientist. A spiritual super-scientist.
When he teaches morality, the point is, of course, there that we are human beings, living in human society, and we should not do anything which would harm the society. It’s quite true. But then—and it’s as a scientist he’s talking here—he says that when you harm anybody, when you perform any unwholesome action, you are the first victim. You first harm yourself and then you harm others. As soon as a defilement arises in the mind, your nature is such that you feel miserable. That is what Vipassana teaches me."
See http://www.dhamma.org for more information about Vipassana and the 100 centres around the world where 10-day courses by S N Goenka are taught.
Let there be light - another good T-shirt
Maxwell's equations for electromagnetism (light) for on a T-shirt http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1351074&lastnode_id=1433012
Multiples of a week show up in orbital periods
Now that so many moons have been discovered around the other planets there is quite a decent sample, when included with the planets, to look for any tendency to quantisation or periodicity.
The method used is by Kotov. Test values are used to find values that are most nearly multiples or fractions of the values known. The Y-axis shows how well the data fit to the test value. In this graph, test values from 10 to 1000 days are used and show that moons and planets prefer to orbit in multiples or fractions of values near 14, 28, 84 and 252 days and others. Note that these periods are 2, 4, 12 and 36 weeks, a nice set of harmonics.
It seems that an underlying 7 day period pervades the solar system.