Posts Tagged ‘earth’

Mar 29, 2018

The Real Shape of the Globe

The Real Shape Of The Globe

The Real Shape Of The Globe

The Real Shape of The Globe
By Chongchen Saelee

Most depictions of the globe is an oversimplification, a mapping projection made by cartographers so it is easier to read and navigate.

But the actual physical earth is not a perfect sphere. If anything was a perfect sphere, it would be the Earth’s atmoshphere. Everything else is irregular. So to map the physical land to a perfect sphere is inaccurate.

So if you were to fly a literal straight path from point-to-point, there would be no curve like how some animations depict it. You would actually travel faster and shorter distances.

Jun 17, 2014

Harvesting Kinetic Energy via Earth’s Rotation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotational_energy

I must be out of the loop, but imagine if we could get FREE ELECTRICITY via the kinetic energy, or rotational energy, of the Earth. Google’s probably doing it. Some mad scientists or governments probably are. But it’d be like a giant copper coil ring around the earth and a giant magnet at the Earth’s core. Just rotate that giant thing around and around. Of course, I don’t know if that would fry all us Earthlings, but I’m just free flow thinking.