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Originally posted by Astyanax
reply to post by yiersan
Among the many other rotten qualities of the original post in this thread is the tacit suggestion that the Chinese are too stupid to know or care about the environmental effects of such large construction projects. It stinks to high heaven of the white man - or, as it may be, the white woman - at his or her most patronizing.
[edit on 29/7/09 by Astyanax]
To investigate the effect of possible gravitational shielding,we conducted a precise measurement of the vertical gravity variations during a total eclipse of the Sun on 9 March 1997 in China.
It is difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of the observed anomaly without knowing many more details of the experiment and the environment during the eclipse. But our speculations will help in taking precautions during future experiments.
In summary we have shown that gravity anomaly observed by Wang et al. during the total solar eclipse is not gravitational shielding. It does not point to any new property of gravitation.
A continuous deluge along the swollen Yangtze River has pushed the water level of China's Three Gorges reservoir to its peak this year on Friday and it may rise further, testing the country's mega water control system built to tame the worst floods.
The water level rose to 158.86 meters at 10 a.m. Friday, about 13.86 meters above the reservoir's water-releasing level, said engineers of the reservoir, located in Yichang City, central Hubei Province.
As of 2 p.m. Friday, the water level dropped to 158.83 meters and has remained largely stable since.
The maximum capacity of the multibillion dollar reservoir is 175 meters.
On Tuesday flood waters gushed into the reservoir 70,000 cubic meters per second -- the greatest velocity since it was built. The flow reduced to 34,000 cubic meters per second at 2 p.m. Friday.
The reservoir continued to release water at a speed of 40,000 cubic meters per second
China, already reeling from deadly floods, braced Friday for a potential new deluge on the Yangtze downstream from the huge Three Gorges Dam as its reservoir's level hit a high for the year.
The warnings came as officials sought to dampen expectations that the dam could completely tame the swelling river amid the worst flooding in a decade, which has left more than 1,100 people dead or missing.