Life On Mars? By Brian Simpson

     Is, or was there, life on Mars? One line of thought has it that life has been discovered but covered up because it would be too threatening to orthodox beliefs, such as religion.
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-10-16-life-on-mars-in-1976-nasa-banned-experiments-hide-science.html

However, I very much doubt that the discovery of bacteria on another planet really threatens Christianity in any way. After all, we deal with evolution here and all that, so bacteria on another world should not be a problem. Even in the case of the encounter with an advanced alien civilisation, that does not mean much about the foundations of religion. If their bug-eyed theologians disagree, then that is just like the debates on Earth with our bug-eyed theologians. But if the aliens were human-like, and also believed in Christianity, that would be a startling confirmation of Christianity, making it simply irrational not to believe, because the probability of that religion arising by chance in two distinct worlds is infinitesimal. It would still mean that a lot of questions would be raised, but no more than theology does now.

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Now There are Ecological Sins! (and Witches, Too!) By Peter West

    As readers may know, as an ex-Catholic I cover events associated with our present commo Pope who has brought the Faith into disgrace. As a protest I no longer go to mass and will not until the Pope of political correctness is removed. For example, there is controversy at the moment about whether or not the Popeye, sorry, Pope, blame Word spell check, denied the divinity of Jesus Christ:
  https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2019/10/10/vatican-refutes-popes-denial-of-christs-divinity/
  https://www.breitbart.com/environment/2019/10/09/vatican-synod-amazon-proposes-recognition-ecological-sins/

“Participants in the Vatican synod on the Amazon region proposed adding “sins against the environment” to lists of traditionally recognized sins in their second day of discussions and deliberations. Synod fathers called for an “ecological conversion” that would allow people to see “the gravity of sins against the environment as sins against God, against our neighbour, and against future generations,” Vatican News reported Wednesday. “This would imply a need to produce and spread more widely a theological literature that would include ‘ecological sins’ alongside traditional sins,” the report stated.”

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Alarmist Over-reach By Viv Forbes

     For over 15 years the global warmists have become progressively more outspoken with their scare stories, and less careful with facts and science. But their latest tactics of promoting Extinction Hellions and exploiting a teenage Swedish Doomsayer represent alarmist over-reach. Ordinary people are becoming suspicious: “If their science is sound, why do they resort to media scare stories, traffic disruption, street rebellions, school truants, religious zealots and academic purging?” We are close to the peak of this global warming madness. Their models and forecasts have failed and consumers suffer soaring electricity cost and blackouts while tenured academics produce Play-School plans for 100% “Green” power. Climate sense is finally starting to ooze through the cracks in the stone wall built to keep Skeptics out of the flimsy marquee that shelters the warming nobility. It is downhill from here for the alarmists and bad news for their academic mercenaries, Hollywood backers, Rebellion puppets, business vested interests and alarmist propaganda machines like Australia’s ABC, UK’s BBC and Guardian, Canada’s CBC and CNN in USA. They are losing their credibility and their thinking audiences just when they will need them for backpedalling, explanations and apologies.

The Illusion of Cooperative Globalism By James Reed

     Thanks to Lou for emailing me this little item to keep my already exploding blood pressure high. The globalists are dead worried about a fall in global growth and all that. But, why worry, since they already have infinite wealth created at the gentle stoke of computer keys through the magic of credit creation, so they will always have plenty of baked beans in the cupboard, to flavour the smoked salmon and caviar.
  https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/imf-forecasts-global-growth-at-decade-low/news-story/1594642ff4b03b5b54656cfd9eaf1a73

     Here is the global foundation, pondering how bright the future for globalism will be:
  http://globalfoundation.org.au/co-operative-globalisation-conversations-with-two-of-australias-finest/

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So Much for Scientific Objectivity By James Reed

     We have been fed an enormous amount of bs about the 97 percent of scientists who believe in the global warming, or is it now global climate change, hypothesis. But how objective is this science? Is it value and politically neutral? Well, looked at as an ordinary civilian, I have my doubts:
  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-scientists-idUSKBN1WS01K

“Almost 400 scientists have endorsed a civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing governments to take rapid action to tackle climate change, warning that failure could inflict “incalculable human suffering.” In a joint declaration, climate scientists, physicists, biologists, engineers and others from at least 20 countries broke with the caution traditionally associated with academia to side with peaceful protesters courting arrest from Amsterdam to Melbourne. Wearing white laboratory coats to symbolize their research credentials, a group of about 20 of the signatories gathered on Saturday to read out the text outside London’s century-old Science Museum in the city’s upmarket Kensington district. “We believe that the continued governmental inaction over the climate and ecological crisis now justifies peaceful and non-violent protest and direct action, even if this goes beyond the bounds of the current law,” said Emily Grossman, a science broadcaster with a PhD in molecular biology. She read the declaration on behalf of the group. “We therefore support those who are rising up peacefully against governments around the world that are failing to act proportionately to the scale of the crisis,” she said. The declaration was coordinated by a group of scientists who support Extinction Rebellion, a civil disobedience campaign that formed in Britain a year ago and has since sparked offshoots in dozens of countries. The group launched a fresh wave of international actions on Monday, aiming to get governments to address an ecological crisis caused by climate change and accelerating extinctions of plant and animal species. A total of 1,307 volunteers had since been arrested at various protests in London by 2030 GMT on Saturday, Extinction Rebellion said. A further 1,463 volunteers have been arrested in the past week in another 20 cities, including Brussels, Amsterdam, New York, Sydney and Toronto, according to the group’s tally. More protests in this latest wave are due in the coming days. While many scientists have shunned overt political debate, fearing that being perceived as activists might undermine their claims to objectivity, the 395 academics who had signed the declaration by 1100 GMT on Sunday chose to defy convention.”

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Why are Mad Scientists Allowed to Dabble in Potentially Universe-Destroying Experiments? By Brian Simpson

     There is so little criticism of the sorts of dangerous experiments that high energy physicists engage in, mainly because the ordinary people know so little about elementary particle physics and high energy collisions. However, the potential does exist to destroy not only the Earth, but by a chain reaction, the entire universe.
  https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/meet-mad-scientists-performing-universe-breaking-experiments

“CERN is currently working on a lofty plan to revamp its “flagship accelerator complex” over the course of the next two decades. But a more powerful particle accelerator could be the very last thing the world needs, according to British cosmologist Martin Rees. Rees, a well-respected expert in his field, issued a grave warning to the scientific community about particle accelerator experiments gone awry in his book On The Future: Prospects for Humanity published late last year. These experiments meant to push the boundaries of nature and physics, he writes, “might do something far worse — destroy the Earth or even the entire universe.” As alarmist as it sounds, this is no crackpot notion. Rees writes that, "Maybe a black hole could form, and then suck in everything around it [...] The second scary possibility is that the quarks would reassemble themselves into compressed objects called strangelets. That in itself would be harmless. However, under some hypotheses a strangelet could, by contagion, convert anything else it encounters into a new form of matter, transforming the entire earth in a hyperdense sphere about one hundred metres across."

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Alarmist Over-reach By Viv Forbes

     For over 15 years the global warmists have become progressively more outspoken with their scare stories, and less careful with facts and science. But their latest tactics of promoting Extinction Hellions and exploiting a teenage Swedish Doomsayer represent alarmist over-reach. Ordinary people are becoming suspicious: “If their science is sound, why do they resort to media scare stories, traffic disruption, street rebellions, school truants, religious zealots and academic purging?” We are close to the peak of this global warming madness. Their models and forecasts have failed and consumers suffer soaring electricity cost and blackouts while tenured academics produce Play-School plans for 100% “Green” power. Climate sense is finally starting to ooze through the cracks in the stone wall built to keep Skeptics out of the flimsy marquee that shelters the warming nobility. It is downhill from here for the alarmists and bad news for their academic mercenaries, Hollywood backers, Rebellion puppets, business vested interests and alarmist propaganda machines like Australia’s ABC, UK’s BBC and Guardian, Canada’s CBC and CNN in USA. They are losing their credibility and their thinking audiences just when they will need them for backpedalling, explanations and apologies.

For that Money, Maybe I Too Should Jump Ship and become a Pirate … eh … a Climate Protester!!! By James Reed

     Follow the money trail – that is always good advice about getting to the bottom of things, of who has greased whose palms. The climate zealots, for example, seem to be on a good wicket:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7566515/Extinction-Rebellion-files-reveal-climate-zealots-paid-400-week.html
  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/10/13/extinction-rebellion-members-paid-400-per-week-to-shut-down-britain/

“Extinction Rebellion is paying activists up to £400 a week to lead the protests that have brought chaos to the streets of Britain, documents seen by The Mail on Sunday reveal. Protesters have received payments totalling more than £70,000 in four months alone. But the eco-protest group privately fears it could face a six-figure tax bill if the money, which is given as expenses, is deemed to be payment for work done on XR's behalf. Last night, one Tory MP called on HMRC to launch an immediate investigation into the movement's tax affairs. Most of the thousands of activists who brought chaos to London last week were unpaid volunteers, but a select number are claiming the funds which enable them to dedicate their efforts to the protest group, also known as XR. This newspaper has seen claims for expenses from 168 activists, including Tamsin Omond, a baronet's granddaughter who has appeared in Tatler and rubbed shoulders with Boris Johnson – and who asked for money after ditching some public relations clients to concentrate on protests. A dossier of files from within XR reveals the inner workings of the protest movement and its finances.

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Existential Threats: Too Smart for Our Own Good By Brian Simpson

     While a feeding frenzy is being beat up about the illusion of climate change, there are still existential threats that humanity faces that are not being publicly examined because of all the hot air. Like asteroid strikes:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-10-12-nasa-chief-asteroid-strikes-prepare-for-impact.html

“The chief of NASA has warned that the threat of an asteroid impact is all too real. During a conference on the matter of planetary defense, he called for funding and working plans to stop killer asteroids from hitting the U.S. and the rest of Earth. Jim Bridenstine was one of the speakers at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference. He brought up the critical need for the U.S. to develop credible defenses against asteroids and other cosmic impacts. Without a working planetary defense system, the Chelyabinsk meteor incident of 2013 might repeat itself in the future, potentially over U.S. soil. During the meeting, NASA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other organizations agreed to hold a planetary defense drill. They considered the potential effects of an asteroid as it approached Earth. “We have to make sure that people understand that this is not about Hollywood, it’s not about the movies,” stated Bridenstine. “This is about ultimately protecting the only planet we know, right now, to host life and that is the planet Earth.”

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Used as Speed Humps or Starved to Death? That is the Question By James Reed

     Hey man, cool it, people will think that you’re crazy, a fellow protester said to me at the Melbourne climate protests. Yes, being pathologically lonely and bored I decided to have a day trip and meet some furry people. It was fun jumping up and down and screaming, until I started to get pains in my chest. The same guy said: hey man if you keep that up you are going to have a heart attack and maybe be the first person here to die as a climate hero! No, it was just dehydration, and after a drink from the fountain (well ducks drink it so it must be good) I was off again, until the police said that I needed to stop ranting because I was scaring shoppers. Did I get on YouTube? No, didn’t make it. Sigh.

     The big question though is whether protesters who block roads and hold up the flow of commerce should be made into road humps or starved to death in gaol (leaving aside the possibility in both cases of being eaten alive by giant rats)?
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7552533/Kerri-Anne-Kennerley-rants-Extinction-Rebellion-climate-change-protesters-Studio-10.html?ico=pushly-notifcation-small

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The Rebellion against Reason By Viv Forbes

     We don’t need rowdy Extinction Reb-hellions on our streets – we need Education on Extinctions in our science academies, classrooms and media. Extinctions are natural events that close every chapter of Earth’s history - they remove species that can’t cope with competition or change. The rocks are Earth’s archives, recording past climates, extinctions, ice ages, droughts, planetary impacts and volcanic activities. There is NOTHING unusual about current conditions or trends except for today’s huge human population. (Dinosaurs also were very numerous and successful, but only remnants of their line remain today.) There are at least 17 major extinctions recorded in Earth’s archives. They are revealed by discontinuities in surface outcrops, and in drill logs and core samples taken from deep drilling, sea sediment sampling, lake strata, tree rings, stalactite rings and ice cores. There is zero evidence in Earth’s archives of an extinction event caused by high levels of carbon dioxide or by gradual global warming. In fact we see the reverse – warm eras like the modern warming are followed closely by higher levels of carbon dioxide, which encourages plants and supports abundant life on Earth. Past extinctions were caused by meteor impacts, earth movements, geomagnetic reversals, volcanism, tidal waves and changing sea levels. Most eras are closed by life-extinguishing ice ages. Increasing ice is the big thing we have to fear. This is always followed by declining levels of the gases of life (carbon dioxide and water vapour) in the atmosphere. This twin disaster will herald widespread starvation of all plants and animals on Earth. The planet’s archives will then record one more Extinction Event.

Immigration and Invasive Species Report By Charles Taylor

     Here in the US police officers are losing their jobs for enforcing immigration law, which goes to show that the cosmopolitan religion of open borders immigration transcends even the rule of law now; it is a fanatical cargo cult, a mass insanity march of Western civilisation to its socio-ecological doom:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-10-04-police-officers-lose-jobs-enforcing-immigration-law.html

“Left-wing socialist Democrats have moved portions of our country – the portions they control – to near-anarchy with destructive policies that include non-enforcement of duly passed laws. The most obvious of these have to do with immigration, or, rather, illegal immigration. Democrats are the authors and backers of so-called “sanctuary city” policies, which forbid local police officers from identifying and helping federal officials remove people who are not in our country legally. So enamored with open borders are today’s Leftist Democrats that they are beginning to punish officers who dare to cooperate with federal immigration agents in removing illegal aliens. As reported by Big League Politics, the police chief of Fairfax County, Va., suspended one of his officers this week for assisting Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents:

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Do the Chlorinated, Sorry, Climate Change Fanatics, Want an Indian Pakistan War? (Global Cooling, After All!!) By Jimbo Reed

     Here is an utterly crazy story about the US Democrat called lovingly AOC, to save breath and hence carbon emissions from over-talking, who thanked a possibly trolling audience question, based upon Jonathan Swiftian philosophy, about eating babies (A Modest Proposal (1729)):
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/05/nolte-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-responds-to-eat-the-babies-with-a-thank-you/

“Prank or no, my take away from the eat-the-babies episode is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-CA) repeatedly thanking the woman who said we need to eat babies to save the planet. Watch the video for yourself, but this time pay special attention to Ocasio-Crazy’s demonic and demented reaction to some crazy woman howling about how eating dead people is not enough. By the way, the idea of eating dead people to save the world from Climate Change is no joke. Just last month at something called the Gastro Summit, Swedish behavioral scientist Magnus Söderlund did a whole PowerPoint presentation arguing we must “overcome our taboo against cannibalism” and eat our own dead to reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainability. The woman at Ocasio-Crazy’s town hall was only taking this idea to the next logical step, a step that combines cannibalism with the Democrats’ utter disregard for newborn babies. The Democrat party is now openly pro-infanticide, openly okay with slaughtering a child post-birth, so why not go for the two-fer? Hey, eating the baby not only aborts it, it’s one less carbon-emitting feast for the whole family!”

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Banks and the Climate Agenda By James Reed

     Here is a tremendous media release by the Citizens Electoral Council of Australia, 3 October 2019, “Banks Push Deadly Climate Agenda,” which is well researched and informative about the forces behind the present climate hysteria:
  http://www.cecaust.com.au

“Banks push deadly climate agenda
The following article is from the Australian Alert Service of 2 October 2019. It was accompanied by “The real Al Gore”, a profile of Al Gore’s actions in his political career on issues other than climate change, which show his true colours as a ruthless enforcer for corporate-military interests—see link at the end of the article. Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney, in a 23 September speech at the United Nations, revealed the City of London and Wall Street financial oligarchy’s agenda on climate change. It threatens a bleak future for the children of today—one of poverty, death, and environmental destruction. The banking elite brazenly ignore the scientific realities of climate change, and scientists who warn of the disastrous polices promoted by … Goldman Sachs et al. are routinely ignored or bullied into following the establishment line. Carney, formerly a Goldman Sachs executive and Chair of the G20-BIS Financial Stability Board in 2011-18, oversaw the drive to bully nations into a bail-in regime in preparation for the now looming “economic Armageddon”. Now he reveals a climate policy that defies science and lacks humanity for the poorest and most vulnerable in society, many of whom would die under the bankers’ “zero carbon” energy austerity program. In his 23 September speech to the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit 2019, Carney boasted that current supporters of the G20’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) “are responsible for assets totalling US$120 trillion and include the world’s globally systemic banks, top 10 global asset managers, leading pension funds and insurers”.

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Vegan Protests and Violence By James Reed

     Vegan protesters stormed, well, strolled into a pizza joint in Brighton UK, and one oldish angry guy punched a female protester in the face. I am no lover of fine vegan food, the fibre giving me terrible flatulence, but this act of violence must be condemned, and rejected. But that is not my main concern. I was interested to read about other UK protests where the vegans seemed to break the law, but, surprise, surprise, nothing happened:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7520187/Man-punches-female-vegan-activist-face-starts-brawl-Pizza-Express.html

“Brighton has seen a number of protests in restaurants led by Direct Action Everywhere, which has seen members in court because of their demonstrations. They previously raided a McDonald's wearing pig and chicken masks before spraying fake blood on the floor. A Sussex Police spokesman said: 'Incidents involving animal rights activists at several restaurants in Brighton on Sunday evening, in which protesters with loud hailers chanted slogans at diners, have been reported to police. 'It was alleged that at one establishment a protester was punched by a customer, and at another activists were thrown to the ground. 'Several activists have chained themselves to the exterior of Brighton town hall. 'Police are investigating and are meanwhile monitoring the situation. 'Currently no arrests have been made but if criminal acts are found to have taken place, appropriate action will be taken.'”

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Greentopia By Viv Forbes


    

They planned the Land of Make Believe. They wanted water without building dams, cheap reliable electricity without burning coal or gas, transport without using petrol or diesel, food without farmers or fishermen, employment without factories, and metals and motor fuels without refineries. Their countryside was uglified by paddocks of magic mirrors, forests of whirling bird slicers and spider-webs of access tracks and power lines that delivered abundant electricity when it was least needed. But the taps went dry, cattle and crops died, lights went out, seafood and rice came from Vietnam, metals were smelted and refined in China, trains were built in India, cars and trucks came from Japan, motors fuels were imported from South East Asia, and savings fled to Zurich. Welcome to Green Australia.

Greta, Now be a Good Girl and Listen to the Kind Billionaire! By James Reed

     Remember the old saying,” children should be seen, but not heard.” When did that die out? Surely in the early post WWII era, since the 1960s brats did not listen or shut up. Neither is this generation, Z, the last one, with any luck (i.e. Biblical Second Coming).
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7515969/Greta-Thunberg-surrendered-completely-catastrophism-says-billionaire-fashion-CEO.html

“French business magnate Bernard Arnault, 70, has described climate activist Greta Thunberg as 'demoralising for young people'. The billionaire Chief Executive of LVMH made the comments while speaking at his luxury giant LVMH's sustainability event earlier this week. Arnault said that while Greta was a 'dynamic young girl,' she has 'surrendered completely to catastrophism.' Arnault's giant group boasts Fendi, Christian Dior and Givenchy among its brands. 'I find that her views are demoralising for young people,' the fashion CEO continued. 'I prefer positive solutions that allow us to get towards a more optimistic position.' He added that there was a positive side to economic growth, pointing out that it had helped to create jobs and lift many people from poverty. 'If we don't want to go backwards, we still need growth,' he said.”

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Time to Hear from Sensible Adults By Viv Forbes

     3 October 2019, Climate alarm has fractured western societies into four main groups – the Silent Majority, the Red Green-ants, the Noisy Street Children, and the Wise Elders.

     The Silent Majority do the work of the nation. They pay the nation’s bills and taxes and only make their presence felt at election time. They despise most career politicians but many fear reprisals from Big Government or Big Business should they be seen speaking out. But when sufficiently aroused they toss out the chicken-littles and turn to leaders like Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro and Boris Johnson.

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Ha! Has! Getting it Wrong, Wrong, Wrong On Ocean Warming By James Reed

     I am pleased to have found, while reading Amerika.org a fantastic site, Retraction Watch.com, where we can follow big time boo-boos in scientific papers. I went hunting for dirt on climate change, something that makes the climate of my blood boil. Here, enjoy:
  https://retractionwatch.com/2019/09/25/nature-paper-on-ocean-warming-retracted/

Nature is retracting a 2018 paper which found that the oceans are warming much faster than predicted by previous models of climate change. The article, “Quantification of ocean heat uptake from changes in atmospheric O2 and CO2 composition,” appeared at last October but quickly drew the attention of an influential critic who said the analysis was flawed. The authors agreed, and within three weeks the paper received the following update: We would like to alert readers that the authors have informed us of errors in the paper. An implication of the errors is that the uncertainties in ocean heat content are substantially underestimated. We are working with the authors to establish the quantitative impact of the errors on the published results, at which point in time we will provide a further update. At the time, Ralph Keeling, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, Calif., and a co-author of the article, was gracious about the error. The San Diego Tribune quoted the researcher saying: When we were confronted with his insight it became immediately clear there was an issue there. We’re grateful to have it be pointed out quickly so that we could correct it quickly. Now, nearly more than 10 months later, Nature is pulling the plug on the article. As the retraction notice states, the journal came to feel that the uncertainties in the analysis were too significant to let the paper stand: 

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Tearing Holes in the Fabric of Reality? How Could That Not be Good? By Brian Simpson

     We all know that science gets it right all of the time, that the first atomic bombs did not ignite all the hydrogen, and the atomic colliders did not create black holes destroying the earth. Thus, play God and push on to the final frontier and literally tear holes in the fabric of reality. If the Dr Frankenstein’s did not kill us before, we must have a blank cheque to do anything, that their sick mathematical minds can cook up:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/physicists-are-creating-lasers-powerful-enough-rip-holes-fabric-reality

“Earlier this month, the physics journal Physical Review Letters published a paper discussing how new technology could allow a high-velocity laser to pierce “through [the] fabric of the Universe.” The trick, according to a researcher at the Université Paris-Saclay, is to anchor and focus the laser using a mirror made of plasma. In an analysis written for Ars Technica, physicist and writer Chris Lee broke down the logistical hurdles the new technique could overcome. By consolidating a 5-10 petawatt laser for around 5-5000 joules of energy for somewhere between a picosecond or femtosecond, scientists can muster an intensity of 1022W/cm2, which is when a plasma state kicks in and creates a conductive gas of excited particles whose electrons reflect light. Other laser experiments have concentrated as much as 200 petawatts of power on a target for less than a trillionth of a second. Using a plasma mirror, scientists can reach 1029W/cm2 and accelerate electrons to the point where they will be “generating real charges from the apparent nothingness of empty space.” “The way the mirror oscillates also means that the light frequencies are all multiples of each other,” writes Chris Lee. “The mirror reflects all these colors together, and they add up to a pulse that is even shorter in time. In fact, the pulse goes from being 20fs in duration to 0.1fs (a femtosecond is 10-15s). This by itself increases the intensity by a factor of 100. The shorter wavelength also means that the light focuses to a smaller spot. “The end result is a factor of 1,000 higher intensity for the same input laser and a simple mirror swap.”

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