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Much Ado About the Apocalypse: Inside Svalbard, the Doomsday Vault

It seems like the world is going to hell in a hand basket — but at least some forward thinking folk near the north pole are making sure the Earth’s crop diversity is protected in a doomsday vault under the ice.


Alexander Rose, the Executive Director of The Long Now Foundation, shares his experience touring the vault (he goes further in than even Jimmy Carter was allowed to go…)



From The Blog of the Long Now,

Inside Svalbard, the Doomsday Vault Saving the Past and Future of Agriculture


The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is an underground repository located at 78 degrees North latitude that currently stores nearly a million seed samples to preserve crop diversity for the future. Many see the vault as a resource for a “doomsday” scenario brought on by severe climate change or other ecological disaster. Long Now has been following the Svalbard vault closely since it was first announced over a decade ago. In 02011, Long Now Executive Director Alexander Rose had the opportunity to visit Svalbard with unprecedented access to the vault through a partnership with the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI).


Rose’s account of the trip follows below, and includes an update on the recent surge in public interest surrounding Svalbard over the past year.


Video below —


For the entire story, click here.





The eclipse crop circle mystery…

The “eclipse crop circle” in Sutton Hall, Nr Rochford, Essex. Reported 17th August.


There are multiple theories so far on what this crop circle means. Some think it looks like a radio broadcast tower and were hoping that we would be receiving some sort of message around the eclipse…did a message arrive? Would we hear about it if it did?





Intriguing ‘Eclipse Like’ Crop Circle Shows Up In Essex. Reported Just Days Before Solar Eclipse


It’s just days before an eclipse of a lifetime and as the world readies for the sight and some for the energetic shifts, a new crop circle has appeared in a field at Sutton Hall near London Southend Airport. The circle was discovered on August 17, 2017 but it’s meaning, if any, is not yet fully understood. A crop circle with meaning you might ask? Yes, evidence has shown time and time again that many of these circles have incredible scientific anomalies and thus people believe the formations come from somewhere or something else.

On the scientific side, the electromagnetic field over the area where a circle appears is usually electrostatically charged. There is also a rare form of electromagnetic energy called an “ionized plasma vortex,” also known as ball lighting, involved with these formations.


Let’s have a closer look at this and imagine for a moment. In this particular formation, it appears the overall appearance resembles a “radio broadcast tower” with a “satellite dish” near the top. In this case, its “satellite dish” resembles the usual symbols for a “solar eclipse.”…


For the rest, and more images, click here.



Anti-gravity machines in Tesla’s “lost papers?” Tune in to decide for yourself…

Tesla’s last patent, filed in 1928, was for a flying machine that would have changed everything we knew about flight…


Tesla’s lost papers describe an anti-gravity flying machine? Could it be? Certainly Tesla was a futurist and a genius…so, let’s imagine for a minute that these claims are true…





Tesla’s Secret Lost Papers FOUND…Reveal AMAZING Inventions! [VIDEO]


“Nikola Tesla was a man of the future, with ideas that far outreached many of the inventors of his time.


In 1926, Tesla was able to predict the ‘modern smartphone.’
“We will be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance,” Tesla said. “But not only this but through television and telephony we will be able to hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles…”


Tesla also created the first drone patent more than a century ago. And that was just one of the approximately 700 worldwide patents he had by the time of his death. Nearly all of them are in use today.


Without Tesla, our world would look very different. He made remarkable breakthroughs in wireless communications, turbine engines, helicopters, fluorescent and neon lights, and the X-ray…”


More of the article here. Video below.



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