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Northern Lights

Also known as an “aurora.” This phenomenon is caused by charged particles, mainly electrons and protons, entering the atmosphere from above causing energy in the form of light to radiate out.  

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Alolan Raichu is a cute little surfer, standing and even sleeping on its tail as it hovers above the ground.

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Raichu isn’t the only electric-type pokémon who can levitate like this: the Magnemite line also floats by generating a magnetic field. If you’ve ever played with magnets, you probably know that if you line them up the wrong way the magnets will repel each other. This is basically what Raichu must do. The force of gravity is pulling it down, but some magnetic force is pushing Raichu upwards enough to counter-act gravity.

It may not seem like it, but everything is a magnet. Matter is made of atoms, which have electrons whizzing around them. Since electrons have charge, they can be influenced by magnetic fields. Everything that has electrons is a magnet: which means that just about everything is a magnet. 

Of course, there are different kinds of magnets. Everything responds to magnetic fields, but different substances respond to magnetic fields in different ways. Stereotypical “magnets” are actually ferromagnets, materials which not only respond to but can hold their own magnetic field. A lot of metals, like iron and nickel, are ferromagnetic. Paramagnets are attracted to magnetic fields, and diamagnets are repelled by magnetic fields. Water is diamagnetic, and since most living creatures contain a lot of water, most living things are also diamagnetic and therefore repelled by magnetic fields. If you need proof, you can look at this frog, which floats in a magnetic field:

Of course, Raichu is a mouse and not a frog, but the idea still stands. NASA often floats mice in magnetic fields to study the effects of zero-gravity without having to send the mice into space.

How does Raichu create the magnetic field to float on? Well, it’s actually fairly easy to do. Any moving charge – that is, any electric current – creates a magnetic field. And as we know from Kanto Raichu’s pokédex entries, “this Pokémon exudes a weak electrical charge from all over its body.” Raichu is constantly emitting an electric charge, which means Raichu is constantly generating an magnetic field. Alolan Raichu probably emits more electricity than Kanto Raichu, and most of it concentrated out of its tail, rather than uniformly over its whole body.

The pokédex says “According to researchers, its diet is one of the causes of this change.” Raichu’s diet could easily effect how Raichu can float. First of all, Alolan Raichu weighs 9.0 kg less than Kanto Raichu. Obviously, less weight is easier to levitate: less force is needed to counteract gravity. Additionally, what we eat becomes part of us: nutrients and the like are integrated into our bodies. If Alolan Raichu ate a lot of diamagnetic substances, and drank lots of water, this would make Alolan Raichu more diamagnetic than Kanto Raichu. That means it repels magnetic fields more, which also makes it easier to float. Over time these changes led to the evolution of new Raichu subspecies.

Alolan Raichu creates a magnetic field by emitting electricity from its tail. Being diamagnetic, Raichu’s body repels the magnetic field which allows it to float.

This amazing image of the Northern Lights was captured by Frank Ryan on St Patrick’s Day (March 17th) at Lough Gur in County Limerick, Ireland.

Limerick is situated in the Midwest of Ireland and typically the Northern Lights cannot be seen from this vantage point. However, thanks to a surprisingly strong solar storm, ranked as a G4 geomagnetic storm by NOAA, the night sky was alive with the dance of the Aurora Borealis.

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Imagine a human au where everyone is human, but they still have all of their powers and use it in everyday life and can still summon weapons *magically*. Kinda like a supernatual au but the usually live normal lives but use their powers like:

Steven: Floats to school

Garnet: Charges her electronics

Peridot: Party tricks

Lapis: CONQUERS THE WORL- ahem I mean cheats in swim meets

Amethyst: “Where did this purple fire come from?!?!”

Pearl: Threatens people if they’re not kind with her spear

This goes on all the time.

Okay but imagine muggle-born kids bringing their laptops, phones, tablets, etc, (along with all of their chargers), to Hogwarts and realizing that this medieval school doesn’t even have outlets to plug their chargers into. Imagine the tears. But also imagine a Hermione-type discovering or even inventing a spell that provides a constant electrical charge that people can charge their electronics with.

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BioLite BaseCamp Stove

Today’s piece of great news for lovers of outdoor adventures is called BioLite BaseCamp. The advanced off-grid cooking and energy solution especially designed for camping trips, BaseCamp Stove by BioLite allows outdoor enthusiasts to cook their meals and charge electronic gadgets at the same time.

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So, as we learned previously, sound can actually travel through space. But the recordings our spacecraft send us from other planets or from the edge of the Solar System aren’t really that kind of sound. Acoustic waves require a medium; they travel when particles bump into one another, which, given the sparseness of space, means that only very low frequency sounds can travel. But space has a lot of ions and plasmas – charged particles like electrons and protons – and those particles can interact without physically contacting one another. Instead their motion causes a changing magnetic field that affects nearby particles, which in turn affect more particles (and so on). This transmits what’s called ionic sound. Check out the video above to hear some awesome examples of the ionic sounds of our solar system! (Video credit: The Point Studios)

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The power has been out where I live (and the surrounding area) for 18+ hours following a wind storm yet classes are not canceled at my university because they are like the only place with power. I’m mad but I’m also not mad because I need to go on campus anyway in order to use the Internet, eat, and charge my electronics.

do you ever think about how dean and cas would meet in another life if they get reincarnated as animals or plants or elements in the world like

imagine dean and cas reborn as birds flying past each other in the blue sky on a windy morning and they go to perch on the same tree branch, chirping things birds chirp about

imagine dean being reborn as a sturdy tree and cas as a vine plant that delicately and protectively swirls its leaves around dean’s trunk

imagine dean and cas as charged protons and electrons emitting various lights and forming a breathtaking blue and green aurora in the arctic sky

just. the idea of dean and cas intermittenly meeting no matter what kind of life theyre in. think about it.

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your hand fit so well in mine.

each finger had a home next to yours,

and your warmth turned into my warmth.

the study of physics says that because of electron charges,

we are never truly touching anything.

but I swear we touched.

I felt your heart beating.

I felt your breath shake as the cold air hit your chest.

I felt your shoulders shake as you leaned your head against mine.

I felt your hands around my body,

holding onto the one thing you knew,

the one thing you couldn’t keep.

and I felt your hands around mine.
one last glimpse of love before delving into the unknown.

I haven’t been home in a while.