Friday, February 18, 2011

Chernobyl 25 years later...

25 Years ago Chernobyl was headline news. On April 26th 1986 at 1:23 A.M. reactor number four at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, near the town of Pripyat, ruptured a vessel during several extreme power spikes. Several explosions followed and these caused the graphite moderator components of the reactor to be exposed to air, setting them on fire. The fire sent a plume of radioactive fallout into the atmosphere. It drifted over large parts of the Sovjet Union and Western Europe.
50 People died as a direct result of the disaster and it is thought up to 4000 people have died as a result of being exposed to the radioactive materials which entered the atmosphere. Over 350.000 were evacuated from contaminated areas around Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. In 2011, 25 years later, the area surrounding Chernobyl still looks like a ghost town.
Fan of TotallyCoolPix David Schindler went to Chernobyl and took these amazing photos which will take you right back into time to 1986.
Photos by David Schindler.

The Ghost Orchid - An Introduction to EVP [1999]

An investigation into the paranormal phenomenon of EVP, otherwise known as Electronic Voice Phenomenon: the paranormal appearance of strange voices (which at times sing and speak in multiple languages) on magnetic tape when there shouldn't be any voices there at all.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

P. J. Harvey - Let England Shake (2011)!download|362l34|447065039|pjh-les.rar|75408

Monday, February 14, 2011

Symphonies Of The Planets - NASA Voyager Recordings

The recordings come from a variety of different sound environments and are listed as follows :
  1. From the interaction of the solar wind with the planet's magnetosphere, which releases charged ionic particles within a vibration frequency in an audible range (20 - 20,000 Hz).
  2. From the magnetosphere itself.
  3. From the trapped radio waves bouncing between the planet and the inner surface of its atmosphere.
  4. Electromagnetic field noise within space itself.
  5. From charged particle interactions of the planet, its moons, and the solar wind.
  6. From charged particle emissions from the rings of certain planets.