Category: Science and Nature

The Great Loop

I have to admit that I knew virtually nothing about the United States east of Las Vegas. YouTube has opened up visibility to things I’d never laid eyes on. Our love of locks (don’t laugh) led us to the Keokuk Lock and Dam in Iowa on the mighty Mississip, which has a wonderful live Webcam often with up to 500...

YouTube/Boats – Mississippi & Great Lakes

StreamTimeLIVE channel hosts these interesting live cams: Mississippi River Lock & Dam 19, Keokuk, IA, USA – frequent tow barges thru what was the largest electricity generating plant in the US when it was built in 1913. Barges pass thru all the way up until ~midnight PST, good for west-coast watchers. Great Lakes: Ship Cam – Port Huron, Michigan USA...

YouTube Pets

We finally saw Itchy the Hedgehog tonight. At least i think that’s his name, something must live in Itchy’s hut. He eats in the early morning only. And the badger came out to eat the corn strewn on the ground. The deer were also out. A tiny flying squirrel came out too. His body was so tiny, I only spied...

In the News 2021/08/04

– Can we stop beating up Simone Biles now? https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/simone-biles-aunt-dies-olympics/#app – Before the NY AG report, Andrew Cuomo long claimed to be a champion against sexual harassment and attacked GOP politicians for staying silent https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/08/04/politics/kfile-andrew-cuomo-past-comments/index.html – Russian officials to investigate possible consequences to flipping space station https://gizmodo.com/russian-official-experts-to-investigate-possible-cons-1847423624 “This seems ripe for conspiracy theories. This is Russia‚Äôs last piece before they...

Live Webcams – List

Running list of my favorite LIVE webcams! (Note: exact channel names not given. Recommend you create a YouTube account and start saving to your playlist today!) UGH – I see that live webcams frequently change URLs. Please use the links to then find the channel so you can find the feeds again. Argghhh!! Live port of Miami (especially for cruise ship...

Live webcams of the World

A few interesting live webcams of the world. But as you and I know, this barely scratches the surface of live Webcam-ery on YouTube… (NOTE: Live Webcams periodically restart with new URLs so best to visit the home Channel to find the current links). Live Tour Around the World Webcams – with Lite Jazz Music (Boston and Maine Live) )....

Mysterious Physics of a Black Hole

https://www.wired.com/story/new-snapshot-of-black-hole-reveals-its-mysterious-physics “However, what was lacking was insight into the process behind the powerful twin jets produced by the black hole gobbling up matter, ejecting a portion of the material falling into it away at nearly light speed. (The black hole at the center of our Milky Way is less ravenous, i.e., relatively quiet, compared to M87’s black hole.) For example,...