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Nelson, John

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John Nelson was an American radio engineer who specialized in the analysis of shortwave radio propagation. In the 1950s and 1960s, he was an employee of RCA Communications and worked on the problem of how to predict fluctuations in the Earth’s magnetic field that disrupted radio communication. It was well known that these fluctuations were affected by, among other things, sunspot activity. Using this clue as a starting point, Nelson began investigating correlations between the heliocentric configurations of the planets and radio wave disturbances. His findings were so remarkable that he was eventually able to predict such disturbances with a better than 93 percent accuracy.

His discoveries verified certain elements of traditional astrology to a remarkable extent. For instance, he found that when two or more planets either lined up with the Sun (thus forming an opposition aspect of 180°) or formed a 90° angle (a square aspect) with the Sun, there would be a disturbance. He also found, again consistent with the principles of traditional astrology, that if yet another planet formed an exact trine (120° angle) to either of these configurations, the disturbance rapidly abated. Because Nelson could further predict the areas of the world where disturbances would be most severely felt, RCA could reroute transmissions without loss of service.

The astronomical and academic communities greeted his discoveries with a thundering silence. But Richard Head of NASA’s Electronics Research Center investigated Nelson’s studies and found them to be accurate. NASA was interested in the implications of his research for predicting sunspot activity, so that it would be able to avoid the risk of exposing astronauts to excessive solar radiation. NASA thus came to adopt Nelson’s methods, under the name gravitational vectoring.


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With an informative Foreword by Tanya Tucker, "The Spree of 83" features exclusive commentaries from Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, John Rich, Tanya Tucker, The Voice finalist/Powers' protege Mary Sarah, and hosts of other Nashville luminaries, as it showcases Freddy Powers 50-year career expanding the perimeters of country and western music, including the creation of a fusion of country honky-tonk and swing jazz.
The BMG library, which expands the Dove Channel offering with inspiring and uplifting content, includes a mix of series and films, including Max Lucado's "Traveling Light," "Different Drummers," "Road to the Open" (starring Eric Roberts, Judd Nelson, John Schneider), "Pitching Love and Catching Faith," "The Sugar Creek Gang" (series), and "Character Builders" (series).
The Boy Next Door Thriller, starring Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Ian Nelson, John Corbett, Kristin Chenoweth and Hill Harper.
THE BOY NEXT DOOR (15) Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Ian Nelson, John Corbett, Kristin Chenoweth, Hill Harper Director: Rob Cohen Duration: 91 mins NEVER trust a good-looking stranger with your heart.
Rating THE BOY NEXT DOOR (15) Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Ian Nelson, John Corbett, Kristin Chenoweth, Hill Harper Director: Rob Cohen Duration: 91 mins NEVER trust a good-looking stranger with your heart.
CAMERA (COLOR), Scott Henriksen; EDITORS, James Nelson, John Nau; MUSIC, Andrew Feltenstein; PRODUCTION DESIGNER, David Skinner; ART SUPERVISOR, Debbie Stratis; SET DECORATOR, Roxy Topirowych; COSTUME DESIGNER, Michelle Martini; SOUND, Marlowe Taylor; SOUND DESIGNER, Chris Diebold; SUPERVISING SOUND EDITOR, Steven Iba; RE-RECORDING MIXER, Jason Gaya; visual effects supervisors, Grant Miller, David Lebensfeld; visual EFFECTS PRODUCER, Phil Crowe; CASTING, Jeanne McCarthy, reviewed AT Sundance Film Festival (competing), Jan.
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Dragons' tries came from Ritchie Nelson, John Hall and Mike Hall, Rob Manley adding two conversions and one penalty.
Lo que sorprendio cuando se dio la primera noticia del rechazo del "Dream Act" era que cinco senadores de la bancada democrata - Kay Hagan, Mark Pryor, Ben Nelson, John Tester y Max Baucus - votaron en contra.
Final Score: Stockton West End 0, 9 Darlington Rugby Club 9 Team: David Nelson, John Hall, Michael Watson (Ben Clarke), Adam Brown, Charlie Gaffney, Danny McLay, Matty Martin, Andrew Dyson, Jamie Walton, Ben Hancock and Jonathan Langstaff (Ashley Watson) Other Results Under-10s Darlington TSC B vs.
One of these is singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier, who has been working in Nashville since 2001 and has toured with Willie Nelson, John Prine, Cowboy Junkies and Nana Griffith, among others, and was one of the first out lesbians to play the Grand Ole Opty, But Gauthier insists that for her, it's more about the music than her sexuality.
Paul McCobb has some stories of his own, including the yarns he spins about his fish: Baby Face Nelson, John Dillinger and Bonnie (Clyde's sidekick).