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A Mechanical Rectifying Gearbox
BRAND NEW INVENTION! A maximum way of producing electricity from waves. By using this invention you can make linear movements into 360 degrades rotation. And on the rotation you connect a standard generator.
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Angela Merkel's advice for Europe's unemployed: MOVE!
In an interview, Mrs Merkel said the high levels of youth unemployment in Europe represent a "huge crisis", comparing the eurozone's difficulties with post-Communist eastern Germany.
Speaking to the BBC, she said that when unemployment soared after the fall of the Berlin Wall, "many young people ... only had jobs because they moved to the south." Mrs Merkel said: "I think it's unfair that it is the young people especially who have to pay the bill for something they didn't do.
"But there's no way around it. We have to manufacture products or offer services in Europe that we can sell."
"What do we want to produce? What do we want to manufacture? How can we cut red tape? How can we intensify trade?"
Asked about her reaction to anti-German demonstrations abroad, Mrs Merkel said: "We have demonstrations not just abroad but also in Germany. As a government, as politicians, we have to accept that. I want these countries to recover quickly."
"You know as well as me that the European countries all agreed to the growth and stability pact. Nevertheless, we gave many countries the possibility to have a deficit above 3 per cent. France, for instance, but also Spain and Portugal."
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Listen UP!!! - First we need to FUND RESEARCH to create, discover and re-discover totally new technologies that will change the world and bring forth an economic boom not seen since the Industrial Age.
How many of us REALIZE THIS and will contribute towards making this all happen? Fund my lab projects, let us do the work and we and the rest of the world, all profit.
Congress is 'Weekend At Bernie's' For Insanely Old Members
Bill Maher closed Friday's episode of "Real Time" with a rant about the retention rates in congress, which results in more than a few congressmen remaining in their seat and voting on issues well into old age.
Slamming the fact that congress has a 10 percent approval rating, yet somehow reelects 90 percent of its members, he pointed out the hypocrisy that people get fired from their jobs frequently for incompetence -- except in the case of the House of Representatives.
"There are only three ways a congressman goes out," Maher said. "They die in office, they cash in as a lobbyist, or they mistakenly post a picture of their d**k."
Calling it a "'Weekend at Bernie's' Congress," he singled out the late Strom Thurmond, who he called "a man who raped the family maid the same year Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby," while still voting on complicated issues like stem cell research at age 101.
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Pentagon to study brains of dead soldiers
The U.S. Defense Department has established was it is calling the world's first brain tissue repository in an effort to understand more about traumatic brain injuries(TBI) to members of the armed services.
The Pentagon will attempt to collect several hundred samples for the repository. They will seek permission from the families of deceased service members to collect specimens.
"We have been at war for more than a decade and our men and women have sacrificed," said Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense. "The military health care system is bringing all the resources it can to better understand how to prevent, diagnose and treat traumatic brain injuries and to ensure that service members have productive and long, quality lives."
The goal is to address how head trauma leads to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
CTE is a neurodegenerative disorder that involves the progressive accumulation of a protein in nerve cells within certain regions of the brain. As the protein accumulates, it disturbs function and appears to lead to symptoms seen in affected patients such as boxers and football players with multiple head trauma.
Service members exposed to blasts "are coming home with troubling, persistent problems and we don't know the nature of this, whether it's related to psychiatric responses from engagement in warfare or related to actual damage to the brain, as seen in football players," said Dr. Daniel Perl, a neuropathologist and director of the brain tissue repository.
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The Physics of Anti-Gravity
Richard Feynman once said "It doesn't matter how smart you are, or how brilliant your theory is. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's WRONG!" I'd really like to see if this theory is wrong, but I don't think it is.
At least until someone can show me how and why it fails. So far it's only given right answers. You get the Compton wave of the electron, the radii and intensities of spectral emissions, and it explains why everything looked so confusing through the only lenses which 1930s science permitted.
The mathematical achievements of the past century are astounding in retrospect to such a simplified theory of quantum mechanics. Yet the math gives us real answers, and tells us these abstract hyperdimensional modelings was just the speed of light refracting into the electron shell which behaves like a Bose Condensate.
The first Bose Condensate wasn't created until 2003, the great scientists never performed experiments with large diameter rotating superconductors, so how could they possibly have known or seen this???
Frank Znidarsic: "I was part of the NASA team and am in your pictures to prove it. We attempted the experiment twice. In both attempts, we made several large SC disks, but never developed the rotation apparatus to test them."
This work was using an industrial gravity measuring device on non-rotating, non-two layer small SC samples. Generally this report was wrong as this device was designed to measure long term (10 of minutes to hrs) gravitational effects.
Therefore, any conclusion about the SC gravity effects should not have been published at all using the technique reported. Also, as non-rotating, non-two layer SC samples were used, this report has no bearing on the Podkletnov experiments.
Fabrication of large bulk ceramic superconductor disks for gravity modification experiments and performance of YBCO disks under EM field excitation...
- In the couple of weeks since he introduced the idea that superconducting sheets can reflect gravity waves, Raymond Chiao from the University of California, Merced, has been busy with a couple of buddies working out how big this effect is. Let’s review the idea.
Chiao’s claim is that gravity has a fundamentally different affect on localised particles compared to delocalised ones and that a type 1 superconductor contains both: ordinary ions and electrons that make up the ionic lattice of the superconductor and the superconducting Cooper pairs of electrons which are entirely delocalised.
Chiao and co describe it like this: “The enormous back-action of the Coulomb force on the motion of the Cooper pairs, greatly enhances the mass supercurrents generated by the wave, so that they become strong enough to produce reflection.”
Chiao and co ask how big is this effect of a gravitational wave on a thin superconducting sheet compared to the effect on an ordinary conducting sheet. The answer? 42 orders of magnitude bigger.”
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"Levitation" on America's Got Talent
If you've not seen this yet, watch it, amazing. The yogis have been using this trick for centuries to amaze people and get donations of food and money. Of course "WE" know how its done becuase it was posted on Keelynet long ago, but those who don't know are amazed. Watch the two rednecks reaction when it happens! Hilarious and well presented with all the spooky yogi presentation with the sounds. What will he do NEXT? And why didn't anyone ask him what "special head" means? LOL - JWD
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Mexistim and "Aura/Energy" Cleaners - the True History
There are a few other knockoff "Cleaners" who also reference the Mexistim and my article without any links or credit given so that should tell you something.
I see so many false claims about Lee Crock's aura and energy cleaners, I thought
it was time to explain what was the REAL CAUSE of why he went from 3vdc to
4.5vdc - The True History.
And why, back at my conference in 2001, Lee gave me his permission to sell my
own version (the Mexistim) which is designed around the 2nd version which was
used with good results on over 10,000 people according to Lee.
Murphy's law says 'Don't fix what ain't broke!'...so if that 3vdc at
approximately 15 minute time interval did so much good for so many, who am I to
mess with it?
As noted in the 'history' article above, you can get varying results with all
kinds of mixtures of voltages and times, so sure 4.5vdc should also help the
body, but not I think with the EFFECTIVENESS of the proven 3vdc screen versions,
because the 4.5vdc screen version was NEVER TESTED massively as with the 3vdc
The USE of 4.5vdc was SOLELY so they could make the boxes totally battery
powered (the timer chip WILL NOT RUN on less than 4.5vdc) and make them easy and
very cheap to stamp out in the thousands in a mass marketing effort.
The 4.5vdc on those later units powered both the timer circuit (which WILL NOT
RUN on 3vdc) AND THE SCREENS!
The energy comes FROM THE SCREENS so my Mexistim design keeps it the same as the
2nd version which had such great results...3vdc to the screen and 4.5vdc to
power the TIMER. All a matter of wiring and knowing electronics.
It's a major point as to effectiveness based on massive testing that was NEVER
DONE with the 4.5vdc to the screen version.
A clear 'bait and switch' driven only by marketing hype to sell in VOLUME based
on the REQUIREMENT OF 4.5vdc to power the timer and I suspect a "want-to-believe because they read it somewhere syndrome" by so many users.
Sure, you can get effects at almost any voltage and timing interval, but even though these devices are in NO WAY AC, the similar concept of the Q (quality factor where the optimal combination of components produces the strongest response) of tuned circuits applies.
Where the BEST RESPONSE is with the original 3vdc at about 15 minute intervals as discovered by the many tests Lee originally did to discover the best voltage (3vdc), the best switching time (~15 minutes) and the correct number of batteries (10 D cells) to discover what combination produced the best results.
Note: In the diagram, the 10,000 people test was on the 3vdc Aura Cleaner, NOT the Mexistim. My point is the 3vdc Mexistim uses the same voltage and timing interval as the 2nd 3vdc version of the Aura Cleaner which had such amazing results.
For me and those who buy and USE Mexistims everyday, the most effective version
is the 3vdc to the screen, not the "weaker" 4.5vdc. Sorry, but thats the FACT!
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Russian Hamlet Arakelian_Energy free of charge
News from Northern Caucasus on Russian TV channel Russia 1. Hamlet Arakelian from Stavoropol, Caucasus, Russia, discovered energy almost free of charge. Water is burning! He put it in practical use in his little factory. Japan, Arab Emirates and Germany showed interest. In Russia they were still not interested on official level.
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Claimed F/E - Earth Energy - Universal Energy
(They need to OPEN THE BOXES, could just be banks of batteries, show the insides and where the cables go. - JWD)
Earth Energy is a natural energy that originates from a new source of energy that can instantly get to do work, using the electromagnetic force for attraction and repulsion of particles of opposite poles infinitely together.
Access to this new energy source can occur through the ground grid to transfer passing through the attraction and repulsion subatomic particles of positively and negatively charged electrons to the captors.
Universal energy is energy generated from natural electromagnetic forces of the universe that give rise to the magnetic field. This energy can be obtained instantly to perform work by electromagnetism which allows closing the electromagnetic circuit generating the cycle of self-generation.
Access to this new source of energy is obtained by the captors, who spend capture electrons by electromagnetic induction, promoting an attraction and repulsion of electrically charged particles that pass to move the circuit generating electrical current.
"ELECTRICITY GENERATION" - CAPTOR ELECTRON EARTH
Equipment that captures Earth Energy - This is an electromagnetic device that depending on how the connection to be connected to the grounding grid becomes free to move and capture particles energy to perform work instantly via electromagnetism.
The sensor requires only a small initial force energy continually being supplied by an external power source, which can be provided by the local power utility. With this small amount of electricity consumed the sensor generates a large electromotive power. Depending on your constructive manner, the sensor can generate a power thousands of times the energy that was consumed to perform the work performed and generated by the sensor, this energy that returns to the generating source (Earth).
Examples prototypes obtained by;
1) - consuming only 21 W 220 V, the sensor generates a 12.1 kW power for powering a load of 6000 W 220V
Weight: 1.5 Kg
Measurements: 20x30x15 cm
2) - Consuming only 2000 W 220 V the sensor generates a power of 282 700 W 220V
Weight: 40 kg
Measurements: 60x40x20 cm
The captors of electrons can generate power anywhere in the circuit according to the needs of the project is low, medium or high voltage, this event enables the integration of power generation between consumers, Dealers and generating plants.
Electricity can also be generated in the middle and / or end of the network, in which the consumer is the end, the means are the electric utilities, but always depended on the initial strength of the generating plants.
This new technological possibility of generating electricity enables the generation interconnected chain, because it is possible to generate power with energy on a scale of 1X300 (W / KW / MW / GW x W / KW / MW / GW) consuming only one (1 ) generates the sensor output three hundred (300) times greater.
The transducer generates electricity through the movement of electrical particles in constant motion independent of whether or not doing work when the current drawn is used to perform electrical work is generated that returns the active phase corresponding to the same greatness and power consumption loads instantly. In the process of abstraction there is no transformation of mass or chemical process, only energy generating energy in a natural and simple.
Social environmental and economic results:
Environment - Using the science of capturing electrons through electromagnetism no harm to the environment because there is no mass transformation process, chemical or devices that Avenham to cause environmental impact.
Power consumption - This new technology enables to generate 98.5% of electricity consumption by generating electrons produced by Catchers. Consumers need only 1.5% of uninterrupted electricity to be provided by the concessionaire to keep the sensor in operation and capturing the energy of the earth to the consumer.
CAPTOR ELECTRON EARTH - Equipment that captures Earth Energy
It is an electromagnetic device that depending on how the connection to be connected to the grounding grid becomes free to move and capture particles energy to perform work instantly via electromagnetism. The sensor requires only a small initial force energy continually being supplied by an external power source, which can be provided by the local power utility. With this small amount of electricity consumed the sensor generates a large electromotive power. Depending on your constructive manner, the sensor can generate a power thousands of times greater than the energy that was consumed to perform the work performed and generated by the sensor, this energy that returns to the generating source (Earth).
Use: Industrial, Commercial, Residential.
Self powered SYSTEM FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION - Equipment that captures Universal Energy
It is a mobile or landline that instantly captures electrons through electromagnetism requiring only a small initial force energy, for a few seconds. Thus is reached closing the loop using the electromagnetic force present in the universe.
The system comprises rectifier (AC / DC converter), battery bank, inverter (DC / AC), and the captors of electrons in the headspace or captors electron earth.
Being a compact and mobile system that can be designed to provide electricity to low, medium or high power at any voltage and frequency to incorporating any portable object, machinery, equipment, tools, and light and heavy vehicles , ships, trains, submarines, airplanes, helicopters, space rockets, spaceships, robots, finally, any equipment that requires electricity.
Use: Industrial, Commercial, Residential and Light and heavy vehicles.
Patents - Patents applied for in 198 countries.
- Captor electron earth
- Captor of electrons from space
- Self-powered system, (Universal Energy)
- Electromechanical equipment
- System power generation
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Is this Resonant Circuit/Motor design Overunity?
Conservation of Electrical Energy and Electro-Magnetic Power in Motor, Generator, and Product Components - United States Patent Application - 20070296373 Kind Code A1 - Lam; Dat D. - December 27, 2007
A capacitor, inductor, and power line are arranged in a series parallel combination tank circuit that operates over four quarters of a complete cycle. During the first quarter cycle: power is applied to the tank circuit, current flows through the inductor to the capacitor, current is stored in the inductor, and the capacitor is charged. During the second quarter cycle; current is released from the inductor as the capacitor discharges current to another parallel inductor or resistive load. During a third quarter cycle: current flows in the capacitor from the opposite direction, the capacitor is charged, current pushes out from the capacitor to the incoming power line, and current is stored in the inductor. During the fourth quarter cycle: the capacitor discharges in the opposite direction, current parallel to another inductor or resistive load flows in the opposite direction, and the inductor releases current to incoming power line.
An apparatus for efficient conversion of electrical energy from an electric power source to mechanical power, the apparatus comprising: an electromechanical device that is arranged to provide the mechanical power in response to the electrical energy from the electric power source; an inductor circuit that has a first associated reactance, wherein the inductor circuit is comprised of at least one winding in the electromechanical device; a capacitor circuit that has a second associated reactance,
wherein the inductor circuit and the capacitor circuit are arranged to operate as a tank circuit that has a resonance that occurs at a particular frequency when the first reactance is matched to the second reactance such that electrical energy oscillates between a magnetic field of the inductor and an electric field associated with the capacitor, wherein the apparatus is arranged such that power conservation is improved by more than 100%.
 Electric power consumption for the electromagnetic power source is reduced yielding increased power conservation on the order of 150% to 200% more energy conservation than those conventionally available. One example system includes a capacitor, an inductor, and a power line that are arranged in a series parallel combination tank circuit that operates over four quarters of a complete cycle. During the first quarter cycle: power is applied to the tank circuit, current flows through the inductor to the capacitor, current is stored in the inductor, and the capacitor is charged. During the second quarter cycle...
 Unlike the conventional series or parallel separate circuits, the present disclosure uses a series parallel combination tank circuit that is designed to utilize resonance theory, where the exchange of energy between the capacitor and inductor results in increased power output. The inductor stores and releases current in a forward and backward direction. The capacitor charges and discharges current from one inductor to another inductor or resistive load two times: one in the forward direction and one in the backward direction. Current flows in and out of a coil of the inductor such that an electromagnetic force of power is created that can be used for various applications.
Since Apparent Power (VA)=Current (A).times.Voltage (V), the calculations below illustrate energy conservation for a 60 W light bulb. The voltage applied at the power input is 115 V. The apparent power for the Power Input Line (Line PIN) is measured at 126.5 VA. The apparent power measured for the shed motor fan is 126.5 VA and the apparent power measured for the light bulb is 65 VA. Therefore, 126 VA is measured at the input and a total of 191.5 VA is measured at the output, indicating an approximately 1.5 gain. Calculations are also shown for the energy savings for a 75W Bulb.
Free Energy from Tesla’s Wireless Electricity
More idiocy about the Tesla FE myth...totally ignoring the Colorado Springs notes about people and animals drawing sparks from the ground to their feet far from the transmitter, this would DESTROY our electronics. What's up with these fools still promoting this fantasy? No one yet has ever corrected me on this because I quote from Tesla's own journals, not the new age internet myths propagated by 'believers' with suspicious motives.
See Colorado Springs - "People walking along the street observed sparks jumping between their feet and the ground. Electricity sprang from taps when turned on. Light bulbs within 100 feet of the lab glowed even when turned off. Horses in a livery stable bolted from their stalls after receiving shocks through their metal shoes. Butterflies were electrified, swirling in circles with blue halos of St. Elmo's fire around their wings." - CASE CLOSED, now stop instigating this mindless repetition of errors! - JWD)
As Tesla experimented with a 1.5 megawatt system in 1899 at Colorado Springs, he was amazed to find that pulses of electricity he sent out passed across the entire globe and returned with “undiminished strength”. He said; “It was a result so unbelievable that the revelation at first almost stunned me.” [Compared with this ‘undiminished strength”, more than two-thirds of current-day electrical power disappears and is totally wasted, due to transmission losses and other factors between current-day power stations and the electricity consumer – Ed]
This verified the tremendous efficiency of his peculiar method of pumping current into a spherical ball to charge it up, before discharging it as a pulse of electrical energy: a ‘longitudinal’ acoustic type of compression wave, rather than an electromagnetic Hertzian type of transverse wave. It was therefore more akin to electrostatic discharge than wave mechanics.
Tesla also planned to include a stationary resonant wave creation globally, within the Earth-ionosphere cavity, as part of the wireless transmission of power. Examining the pair of 1900 patents, #645,576 and #649,621 (each using the same figure on the first page), we find in the first patent that Tesla designed a quarter-wave antenna (fifty miles of secondary wire for a 200-mile long wavelength). More important is the sphere on the top which is supposed to be a conductive surface on a balloon, raised high enough to be radiating in “rarified air”.
As Tesla stated: “That communication without wires to any point on the globe is practical with such apparatus would need no demonstration, but through a discovery which I made I obtained absolute certitude. Popularly explained, it is exactly this: When we raise the voce and hear an echo in reply, we know that the sound of the voice must have reached a distant wall, or boundary, and must have been reflected from the same. Exactly as the sound, so an electrical wave is reflected, and the same evidence which is afforded by an echo is offered by an electrical phenomenon known as a ‘stationary’ wave – that is, a wave with fixed nodal and ventral regions. Instead of sending sound vibrations toward a distant wall, I have sent electrical vibrations toward the remote boundaries of the Earth, and instead of the wall the Earth has replied. In place of an echo I have obtained a stationary electrical wave, a wave reflected from afar.” [Reflected from the antipodean point on the far side of the globe – Ed]
Nikola Tesla’s discovery of pulsed propagation of energy does not resemble the standard transverse electromagnetic waves so familiar to electrical engineers everywhere. Many engineers and physicists have dismissed Tesla’s wireless energy transmission as unscientific, without examining the unusual characteristics and benefits of longitudinal waves – which are the z-component solutions of Maxwell’s equations.
Tesla wrote: “That electrical energy can be economically transmitted without wires to any terrestrial distance, I have unmistakably established in numerous observations, experiments and measurements, qualitative and quantitative. These have demonstrated that it is practicable to distribute power from a central plant in unlimited amounts, with a loss not exceeding a small fraction of one percent in the transmission, even to the greatest distance, 12,000 miles – to the opposite end of the globe.”
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Twisting Radio Waves Could Give Us 100x More Wireless Bandwidth
Italian astrophysicist Fabrizio Tamburini says a solution may lie in making better use of the frequencies already in use.
In a recent paper, he demonstrated a potential way to squeeze 100 times more bandwidth out of existing frequencies.
The idea is to twist radio waves like corkscrews and create multiple subfrequencies, distinguished by their degree of twistedness. Each subchannel carries discrete data sets.
“You can tune the wave with a given frequency as you normally do, but there is also a fingerprint left by the twist,” Tamburini says. He and Swedish colleague Bo Thidé hit upon the approach while studying waves warped by the immense gravity of black holes.
This past June, the scientists set up a custom dish in Venice and successfully broadcast video encoded in both twisted and normal radio waves across St. Mark’s Basin. (Note this type of wave-twisting is fundamentally different from the better-known circular polarization of light.)
The next step is to design small, cheap smartphone antennas that can transmit and receive the warped signals. If the industry’s appetite for bandwidth is any indication, it may not be long before twisted-radio technology shows up in your new gadgets.
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Old Age Rejuvenator
It is necessary only to overcome gravity and you overcome all that brings you down to earth. In describing trips to other planets, writers of science fiction have pictured the space travelers first crushed under intolerable weight during a few moments of ascent from the earth; then overwhelmed by a feeling of lightness, when all weight disappears.
Indeed, there has been fear that too little gravity might have injurious effects on our bodies, unaccustomed to such a weightless condition; and that it would be as necessary to supply artificial gravity in a space ship as it would be to supply artificial air. However, no one seems to doubt that on the moon, or on Mars, freedom from the weariness of earthly weight would be pleasant. No fears of weightlessness are expressed in a recent proposal to the medical profession of a treatment to remedy the ravages of advancing years, by the whirling-disc system which our artist has illustrated:
“It would seem,” says the Medical Times, “as though we have not taken sufficient-if any-account in our study of mechanical factors having influence upon senile (old-age) phenomena, of the force of gravity. The weight of the blood thrown by the heart into the first reaches of the vascular (blood-vessel) tubulature must be taken into account, along with friction and the ramification of the vascular tree, in the estimation of wear and tear. So, too, there is the pull-back or weight of the blood, in the vessels of the extremities, which course away from the center of the earth which draws all things to it.
“Do not the aging carry around an ‘increasing’ weight? Is not the resistance to gravity of their moving bodies discernible in every step taken? Think of the internal pullings on our weakening machinery as we age. The supporting beams grow weaker; the weight of what they have to support gets ‘greater’; the arches of the feet do not ‘fall,’ they are pulled to the ground; the jaw sags; the mouth droops; the old man bows and bends; he is pulled toward the earth; his very eyelids, like window shades toward evening, are drawn down, and at long last he is literally pulled into his grave.
“Old age, then, is in part a gradual succumbing to the force of gravity. Should we not take this great fact into mathematical account in our study of the mechanics of the circulation, of body strains, and of cardiovascular disease?
“What shall the prophylaxis (prevention) and therapy (treatment) be? How can the effects of this force be mitigated? Lying down relieves the daytime direction of fatiguing pull in the case of the well or slightly ill; but something more than this is needed by the badly-damaged.
We suggest periods of centrifugalization. An individual in special need of treatment might rest at night upon a large revolving disc with his head toward the outer rim; the disc should be so beveled as to carry the head at a lower level than the feet; optimum (best) speed to be determined by laboratory experimentation. Such a disc might be large enough to carry ten or twenty patients. This mechanism would facilitate the functions which during the day are inhibited by gravity. Incidentally, certain cardiac (heart) and vascular disabilities might be especially helped. The decompensated heart, with edematous (swollen) and varicose extremities, might respond well.”
It is the principle of the centrifuge, as illustrated, that it forces objects outward with a pressure which may be made (in certain small, high-speed scientific instruments) thousands of times that of gravity. However, no such pressure could be endured by human beings; but a gentle speed, a little faster perhaps than that of the merry-go-round familiar at amusement parks, would quite reverse the pressure of gravity on the body. It might be added that, to avoid undue pressure on the blood vessels of the brain, it might be well to raise this organ slightly above the level of the body (thus forming a component with gravity to neutralize both) rather than lower it, as suggested by the physician.
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Gravity Control Technologies - The Future of Flight
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Smartphone pictures pose privacy risks
Pictures you've e-mailed or uploaded from your smartphone could leak information that can threaten your safety or that of your children. (Thanks Norm for the headsup on this, everyone needs to know about it! - JWD)
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Tokyo's underground bike-storage robots
Too many bicycles and not enough space in Japan - so what do they do?
They dig wells in the ground and build robotic systems to store your two wheelers underground - safe from harsh weather and naughty thieves.
(Boy, do they need these in Holland! They have many bikes in Amsterdam that are stolen and later thrown in the canals once used, so I was told on a visit there. - JWD)
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Simple theory may explain mysterious dark matter
Theoretical physicists at Vanderbilt University contend that a simply theory may explain mysterious dark matter. They propose that most of the matter in the universe may be constructed of particles that have an abnormal, donut-shaped electromagnetic field known as an anapole.
Approximately 80 percent of all the matter in the universe is made up of dark matter. Dark matter is material that physicists cannot directly observe. Why is this? Because dark matter does not emit light or energy. Scherrer and Ho suggest that dark matter may be constructed of a type of basic particle known as the Majorana fermion. Though the particle’s existence was predicted in the 1930?s, it has doggedly resisted detection.
While this theory has been previously put forth, Scherrer and Ho have shown that these particles are uniquely adapted to have an anapole. This field gives the Majorana particles properties that vary from those of particles that have the more common fields possessing two poles and illustrates why they are so hard to detect.
According to Scherrer, a lot of models for dark matter expect that it interacts through exotic forces that we do not come across on a daily basis. However, anapole dark matter utilizes ordinary electromagnetism like the force that makes magnets stick to your refrigerator.
Scherrer and Ho also point out that the model makes predictions about the rate at which anapole dark matter should reveal itself in the dark matter detectors that are hidden underground. According to these predictions, the existence of anapole dark matter will soon be proven or ruled out by these experiments.
However, several physicists have studied dark matter particles that don’t contain electrical charges, but possess electric or magnetic dipoles. Unfortunately, even these more complex models are ruled out for Majorana particles, which is why Ho and Scherrer performed an in-depth analysis of dark matter with an anapole magnetic moment.
According to Ho, “fundamental symmetries of nature” prevent Majorana fermions from obtaining any electromagnetic properties except the anapole.
The physicists contend that particles with anapole fields must be moving before they interact and the quicker they move the better the interaction. Therefore, anapole particles were probably a lot more interactive during the early days of the universe and would likely have become less and less interactive over time.
The anapole dark matter particles proposed by Ho and Scherrer would demolish in the early universe, and the left-over particles from the process would create the dark matter around today. Because anapole interaction relies on how fast the particles move, these particles would have evaded detection so far.
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Energy drinks don't do squat. Buy caffeine 1/100th the price
Despite the "special blend" of ingredients, energy drinks work no better than ordinary caffeine at helping us pay attention, a new study suggests.
In the study, researchers examined participants' brain activity while they performed a task designed to require attention. Specifically, the researchers looked at how fast the brain responded to a change in letters appearing on a computer screen.
Before the task, participants consumed 8 ounces of either water, water with caffeine, or water containing the energy drink 5-Hour Energy. The caffeinated drinks were adjusted so that they had the same amount of caffeine per pound of participants' body weight, and all drinks were colored blue.
During the task, participants who drank the caffeinated drinks had faster brain responses, compared with those who drank plain water. But there was no difference in brain activity between those who consumed caffeinated water, and those who consumed 5-Hour Energy.
"A lot of people take the energy drinks because they think they have that extra boost over caffeine," said study researcher Chelsea Benham, a student at Centre College in Danville, Ky. But the study shows "there's really no difference," Benham said.
In terms of boosting attention, a cup of coffee "would do you just as well," if it had the same amount of caffeine as an energy drink, she said.
A 2-ounce bottle of 5-Hour Energy contains about 215 milligrams of caffeine, the equivalent of about two cups of coffee.
An advantage of 5-Hour Energy is that it contains a concentrated amount of caffeine — people need to consume a larger volume of coffee to get the same amount of caffeine.
However, there has been concern over the safety of energy drinks in general because of their ability to deliver high doses of caffeine in such a concentrated form. Last year, the FDA said it had received reports of health problems linked with 5-Hour Energy, including heart attacks and death, although the reports do not prove that the energy drink was the cause of these problems.
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Can you steal a car with a mini tesla coil?
Last week we caught wind of a piece from the Today Show that shows very technically minded thieves stealing cars with a small device.
Cops don’t know how they’re doing it, and of course the Today show (and the Hackaday comments) were full of speculation.
The top three theories for how these thieves are unlocking car doors are jamming a keyless entry’s ‘lock signal’, a radio transmitter to send an ‘unlock’ code, or a small EMP device touched to the passenger side door to make it unlock.
That last theory – using a small EMP device to unlock a car’s door – got the attention of someone who builds mini EMP devices and has used them to get credits on slot machines. He emailed us under a condition of anonymity, but he says it’s highly unlikely a mini EMP device would be able to activate the solenoid on a car door.
This anonymous electromagnetic wizard would like to open up a challenge to Hackaday readers, though: demonstrate a miniature EMP device able to unlock an unmodified car door, and you’ll earn the respect of high voltage tinkerers the world over. If you’re successful you could always sell your device to a few criminal interests, but let’s keep things above board here.
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FAA Wants All Aircraft Flying On Unleaded Fuel By 2018
"The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this week put out a call to fuel producers to offer options that would safely let general aviation aircraft stop using leaded fuel by 2018.
The FAA says there are approximately 167,000 aircraft in the United States and a total of 230,000 worldwide that rely on the current 100 octane, low lead fuel for safe operation.
It is the only remaining transportation fuel in the United States that contains the addition of tetraethyl lead, a toxic substance, to create the very high octane levels needed for high-performance aircraft engines. Operations with inadequate octane can result in engine failures, the FAA noted."
'Crazy ants' that feast on electronics
The 'crazy' ant, named for the erratic trail it leaves as it makes its way across the country, originated in Argentina and Brazil.
But since it was first spotted in Houston in 2002, it has spread to some 21 counties in Texas, 20 counties in Florida and a few locations in Mississippi and Louisiana.
The insects, bizarrely, are attracted to electrical wiring and components and in one year alone caused $146.5 million in damages in Texas, ABC reported.
The devastation occurs when one ant discovers the transformer then gets electrocuted when it touches it, and 'waves its abdomen in the air' omitting a certain scent.
The scent lures for ants to the scene and they too are electrocuted, again sending the scent into the air to attract their friends.
Eventually, there are so many dead ants that the electric switches get stuck or the insulation fries and the system shuts down. The crazy ants are most commonly found in coastal areas with warmer temperatures. Known scientifically as 'Nylanderia fulva,' they are also referred to as 'rasberry' after the exterminator Tom Rasberry who discovered them in Houston in 2002.
The 'crazy' ants do not have such a painful sting as their insect counterparts, but they are still a nuisance for homeowners. 'Crazy' ants have been identified all the way from Texas to Mississippi. Researchers believe that the ants cannot survive in regions that are dry or cold.
Unlike fire ants, crazy ants also do not spread as quickly. They can only advance approximately 200 meters per year on their own. The biggest factor in their spread along the Southeast has been human transportation.
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Man Charged With DUI Despite Blowing .000 During Breathalyzer Test
KNXV-TV reports that 64-year-old Jessie Thornton – a native of Ohio – was recently pulled over by Surprise police after he recently left an LA Fitness gym. Thornton then says the officer accused him of driving drunk.
“He walked up and he said ‘I can tell you’re driving DUI by looking in your eyes,’” Thornton told KNXV. Thornton was then given a sobriety test.
“I take my glasses off and he says, ‘You’ve got bloodshot eyes.’ I said, ‘I’ve been swimming at LA Fitness,’ and he says, ‘I think you’re DUI,’” said Thornton. “He goes, ‘Well we’re going to do a sobriety test.’ I said, ‘OK, but I got bad knees and a bad hip with surgery in two days.’”
Despite the DUI charge being dropped, his car was impounded. He is now suing the City of Surprise for half a million dollars. “This is a case of D-W-B, driving while black,” Marc Victor, Thornton’s attorney, told KNXV.
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The idea of 'Health Maintenance' with the Mexistim
1) Restful, sound sleep
..2) Increased red cell count
...3) Elimination of seasonal allergies
....4) Increased overall energy
.....5) No headaches
......6) No stomach pains or aches
.......7) No muscle pains
........8) Weight loss
.........9) Increase urination
.........10) Lighter color, less smelly urine
Now with free shipping to USA and Canada!
I've used my Mexistim for 10 years now. I sleep on a 3 X 4 foot wirescreen hooked up to my Mexistim sitting on my nightstand and always powered on. It uses very little electricity. It helps me get a deep, healing sleep and I think of it as 'health maintenance' because all of the above listed effects I have noticed from using this device.
I wouldn't endorse or sell it if it didn't work for me and others who have reported their experiences. You can read more and buy one if you'd like at the following link. - JWD. Thanks and I hope you all have a GREAT New Year!
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Joaquin Phoenix Reveals Exotic-Skins Horrors
Joaquin Phoenix narrates this undercover video footage showing the behind-the-scenes cruelty of the exotic-skins industry. Find out why Joaquin refuses to wear exotic skins in this shocking exposé.
(I know reptiles are creepy but they are living creatures and PETA is on target to educate people as to WHY none of us should encourage anyone to so brutally and heartlessly kill animals solely for style and fashion. - JWD)
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Energy misdefined in physics
Physicists define kinetic energy as mass times velocity squared. Since nothing moves at velocity squared, the equation cannot represent real energy. Energy is real as gallons of fuel and watts of electricity. It must therefore be represented as something that actually exists.
The origins of the error are in a premise stated by Gottfried Leibniz in 1686. Scientists were studying motion using pendulums, because they could determine velocity from height of the swing. Christian Huygens noticed that when hard and elastic objects collided, both mass times velocity and mass times velocity squared were conserved.
Conserved means the totals stay the same, even while the component quantities are rearranged. Mass times velocity squared was ignored as a strange artifact. So Rene Descartes published a paper around 1635 stating that there is a fixed amount of motion in the universe, because it is always conserved during interactions. By motion he meant mass times velocity nonsquared. Leibniz then published a paper in 1686 stating that Descartes was wrong, it is not mass times velocity which is the conserved quantity of motion but mass times velocity squared.
The basis of the Leibniz argument was that force times distance is conserved, and it is equal to mass times velocity squared, not mass time velocity nonsquared. He said that if a four kilogram object is dropped one meter, it will do the same thing as one kilogram object dropped four meters. He then showed the direct proportionality between force times distance and mass times velocity squared.
Leibniz's error was in his starting point. There was no evidence for his claim that rearranging force and distance would produce the same total. Pendulums could not show the relationship between force and distance. He should have instead combined force and time stating that a four kilogram object dropped one second would produce the same result as a one kilogram object dropped four seconds. This result would be proportional to mass times velocity nonsquared, not mass times velocity squared, and it would have shown Descartes to be correct.
Scientists argued the subject for two hundred years, until it was supposedly settled by James Joule in 1845. Joule claimed he stirred water in a wooden bucket to show the transformation of force and distance into heat. Joule did not have the slightest ability to make such a measurement. He was copying physicists who were trying to make the measurement but failing. Weights on cords were dropped to turn paddles which stirred the water. The force times distance could be determined from the weight and height.
One of the problems was that the weights would go faster and faster, which altered the force due to acceleration. Joule said he solved that problem by using more floats on top. Floats would have been worthless. If they were the answer, other experimenters could have determined so as easily as Joule could.
Joule never published a complete description of his experiment. Instead he sent a note to a publisher describing a few elements of it saying he would publish more later, which he never did. What he described was a total fraud. He said he dropped the weights 12 yards (meters) 16 times. It would have taken two athletes about an hour to wind them back up. He said he got 0.5°F (0.3°C) temperature increase. The heat would have dissipated into the metal and wood in about 30 seconds. There were no thermal conductivity coefficients. So he said he eliminated the effects of the "atmosphere" by dropping the weights an extra time. There is no method of eliminating environmental effects. He was totally lying.
Yet Joule was only off by 3 parts per thousand from the number being used now days. Joule's number was 4.2 Newton-meters per calorie, while the most recent number is 4.1868 N-m/calorie. Supposedly, it means Joule was a wizard. But the definition of kinetic energy can be mathematically proven to be incorrect, which means the modern number cannot be correct. It has to be a synthesis. In fact, there is no imaginable way to measure the number at more than two significant digits. There is no accessible evidence of how the number is measured.
The mathematical proof is to show that one of the Leibniz objects has twice as much energy as the other. This can be done by mathematically replacing gravity with a rocket.
The amount of fuel that a rocket requires to accelerate the objects to the same velocity can easily be calculated with no error. The burn-time for the rocket can represent the amount of fuel use, when the rocket is constant powered. When doing this, the burn-time for the 4kg object is exactly twice that of the 1 kg object.
But when force times time replaces force times distance, the rocket uses exactly the same amount of fuel for both objects. This result is quite predictable, because rockets transform energy in proportion to force times time, not force times distance. They burn fuel at a constant rate and produce a constant force. Constant force means unchanging through time. So force times time is proportional to fuel use. The numbers are on my web site at www.nov79.com
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All-Solid Sulfur Based Battery Outperforms Lithium Ion
"The new all-solid battery design uses solid sulfur and lithium, and outperforms existing lithium-ion batteries with four times the energy density.
The battery can maintain a capacity of 1200 milliampere-hours per gram after 300 charge-discharge cycles. More work needs to be done, but one would think this new technology could have applications in renewable energy storage, electric cars, and consumer electronics."
The ORNL team overcame these barriers by first synthesizing a never-before-seen class of sulfur-rich materials that conduct ions as well as the lithium metal oxides conventionally used in the battery's cathode. Liang's team then combined the new sulfur-rich cathode and a lithium anode with a solid electrolyte material, also developed at ORNL, to create an energy-dense, all-solid battery.
"This game-changing shift from liquid to solid electrolytes eliminates the problem of sulfur dissolution and enables us to deliver on the promise of lithium-sulfur batteries," Liang said. "Our battery design has real potential to reduce cost, increase energy density and improve safety compared with existing lithium-ion technologies."
The new ionically-conductive cathode enabled the ORNL battery to maintain a capacity of 1200 milliamp-hours (mAh) per gram after 300 charge-discharge cycles at 60 degrees Celsius. For comparison, a traditional lithium-ion battery cathode has an average capacity between 140-170 mAh/g. Because lithium-sulfur batteries deliver about half the voltage of lithium-ion versions, this eight-fold increase in capacity demonstrated in the ORNL battery cathode translates into four times the gravimetric energy density of lithium-ion technologies, explained Liang.
The team's all-solid design also increases battery safety by eliminating flammable liquid electrolytes that can react with lithium metal. Chief among the ORNL battery's other advantages is its use of elemental sulfur, a plentiful industrial byproduct of petroleum processing.
"Sulfur is practically free," Liang said. "Not only does sulfur store much more energy than the transition metal compounds used in lithium-ion battery cathodes, but a lithium-sulfur device could help recycle a waste product into a useful technology."
Although the team's new battery is still in the demonstration stage, Liang and his colleagues hope to see their research move quickly from the laboratory into commercial applications. A patent on the team's design is pending.
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Fear of Death Makes People Into Believers (of Science)
"Nothing, some say, turns an atheist into a believer like the fear of death.
'There are no atheists in foxholes,' the saying goes. But a new study suggests that people in stressful situations don't always turn to a higher power. Sometimes, they turn to science.
Both athletes preparing for a big race and students asked to write about their own death showed a 15% stronger belief in science than those under less stressful situations (abstract).
'In stressful situations people are likely to turn to whatever worldviews and beliefs are most meaningful to them,' says study co-author, Anna-Kaisa Newheiser, a psychologist at Yale University. And many people find the scientific worldview more compatible with their own."
Belief in science and belief in religion have quite different bases, according to the researchers. Science is defined by analytical thinking, rational inquiry, and an objective weighing of evidence. Religious faith, on the other hand, is founded on intuition, inner experience, and a valuing of historical revelation. Nevertheless, both kinds of belief help people to make sense of the world—and also to feel more comfortable in it, the authors say.
"Future research should focus on the way in which belief in science can actually help people relieve the negative state commonly associated with threat."
Those threats can range from anxiety over a boat race to fear of mortality. Rutjens believes that science, like religion, can help its adherents find balance in an uncertain world.
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Chris Z. wrote:
The above page is loaded with references to Bergamini and his experiments with autophagy, using the drug Acipimox. Getting damaged proteins out of cells could be profoundly important. If you can't tell the difference between a young cell and an old one, then how would anything age? ( that's the point of autophagy).
In regard to your Mexistim, there is such a thing as electroporation in cells but you would need to demonstrate that
> you can use your device to remove lipofuscin and other junk from cells. If you could, that would be huge.
There is a microwave band device that may slightly improve telomere length by Dr. Sheely. That might be worth your
> investigation, also. - Chris
Regarding the nicotine/tobacco plant connection, your URL noted Acipimox
was nicotine based;
"An orally active xenobiotic nicotinic acid analogue that suppresses lipolysis and the release of free fatty acids (FFAs) into the bloodstream, thereby increasing autophagic protein recycling in addition to lowering triglyceride and VLDL (very low density lipoprotein)."
So I was browsing for goodies and found this REALLY OLD article about the origins of tobacco smoking but it is written in very old english...so I am going to snip out the useful parts and translate to modern english.
"Noli me tangere" as used in the document is Latin and means 'don't touch me' or 'Touch me not' due to sores, cancers, etc. which might be contagious;
"Master John Nicot, Counselor to the King, being Ambassador for the King in Portugal, in the years of our lord 1559, 60 and 61, went one day to see the person of the King of Portugal, and a gentleman being the keeper of the said prisons presented him this herb, as a strange plant brought from Florida;
the same Master Nicot, having caused the said herb to be set in his garden, where it grew and multiplied marvelously, was upon a time advertised, by one of his pages, that a young man, a kin to that page,
made a poultice of that herb bruised, both the herb and the juice together upon an ulcer which he had upon his cheek near unto his nose, coming of a Noli me tangere which had taken root already at the gristles of the nose, wherewith he found himself marvellously eased.
Therefore the said Master Nicot caused the sick young man to be brought before him, causing the said herb to be continued to be applied to the sore for eight or ten days, this aforesaid Noli me tangere, was utterly extinguished and healed; and he had sent it, while this cure was working, to a certain physician of the King of Portugal of the most fame, for to see the further working and effect of the said Nicotine, and sending for the same young man at the end of ten days, that the said Noli me tangere was utterly extinguished, as in deed he never felt it since.
Within a while after, one of the cooks of the said Ambassador having almost cut off his thumb, with a great chopping knife, the steward of the house of the said gentleman, used the said Nicotine plant, and dressed him (the cook) with the poultice five or six times, and so in the end thereof he was healed; from that time forward this herb began to be famous throughout all Lisbon, where the court of the King of Portugal was at that present, and the virtue of this said Ambassador's herb!
Wherefore there came certain days after, a gentleman of the country, father to one of the pages of the Ambassador, who was troubled with an ulcer in his leg, having had the same for two years, and demanded of the said Ambassador for his herb, and using the same in such order as is before written, at the end of ten or twelve days he was healed.
From that time forth the fame of that herb increased in such sort, that many came from all places to have that same herb. Among all others there was a woman that had her face covered with a ringworm rooted, as though she had a 'visour/visor' on her face, to whom the said L Ambassador caused the herb to be given her, and told how she should use it, and at the end of eight or ten days, this woman was thoroughly healed, she came and showed herself to the Ambassador, showing him of her healing.
After there came a captain to present his son, sick of the Kings 'euill' (Kings Evil = scrofula) to the said Ambassador, for to send him to France, unto whom there was made a poultice of the Nicotine, which in a few days did begin to show great signs of healing, and finally was altogether healed of the kings 'euill' (evil). (Scrofula - A disease with glandular swellings, probably a form of tuberculosis.)
The Ambassador seeing so great effects proceeding of this herb, and having heard say that the Lady Montigny that was died at Saint Germans, of an ulcer bread in her breast, that did turn to a Noli me tangere, for which there could never a remedy be found, and likewise that the Countess of Ruffe, had sought for all the famous physicians of the realm, for to heal her face, unto whom they could give no remedy, he thought it good to communicate the same into France, and did send it to King Frances the 2nd; and to the Queen Mother, and to many other Lords of the Courts with the manner of using the same; and how to apply it unto the said diseases, even as he had found it by experience; and chiefly to the Lord of Jarnac, governor of Rogell, with whom the said Lord Ambassador had great amity for the service of the King.
The which Lord of Jarnac, told one day at the Queens table, that he had caused the said Nicotine to be distilled, and caused the water to be drunk, mingled with water Euphrasie, otherwise called 'Eyebright' (A small plant (genus Euphrasia) of the figwort family with little snapdragonlike flowers, formerly used as a remedy for eye problems. ), to one that was short breathed, and was therewith healed." - Joyfull News out of the newe found worlde, 1577 - Black Letter
So tobacco leaves as a poultice applied to wounds or sores OR distilled in water to be drunk.
Wonder if just opening up a cigarette and using the chopped tobacco inside would have similar healing effects? I suspect there are chemical additives to cigarette tobacco so I think cigar tobacco would be better.
I have long read that its not the CIGARETTE or TOBACCO that cause cancer but the paper that contains it as the tube....if you burn the cigarette paper on a plate you'll see this greasy residue but you don't get that with pure tobacco...imagine all that greasy tar covering your lungs and windpipes!!!
Supposedly that is why cigar smokers have little on no cancer if they smoke cigars WRAPPED in a tobacco leaf....its only when they use paper that it becomes toxic OTHERWISE it would be pure tobacco and nicotine.
Almost like they intentionally ENGINEERED cigarettes and paper wrapped cigars to CAUSE CANCER.
With regard to Cellular Senescence and cells dying after about 50 cell divisions yet REMAINING in the body; Differences in maximum life span among species correspond to different "rates of aging". For example, inherited differences in the rate of aging make a mouse elderly at 3 years and a human elderly at 80 years. These genetic differences affect a variety of physiological processes, including the efficiency of DNA repair, antioxidant enzymes, and rates of free radical production.
I think this is PRECISELY the effect referred to in the legend of the Elixir of Life, the Aqua Vitae/Vida (water of life) which is supposed to help the body expel any dead or dying tissue.
The most recent thing I've found is a Russian scientist who claims radioactive potassium is the cure for age reversal...he's half right I think by minimizing the intake through radioactive bananas and other foods which naturally carry this material...but MY QUEST for the Aqua Vitae beats it out because it would cause the expulsion of all alien material and well as dead and dying tissue to allow the body to rejuvenate back to that of a 20 year old where it start life anew...
It's not immortality from just one drink because you have to drink it again in another 50 or so years...but I suspect we could determine dosage and take a drop or two every few months to keep us between the physical body age of 20-22 or so...
The test would be HOW MUCH dead and dying tissue is expelled for swallowing HOW MANY DROPS of this liquid...wouldn't be too much fun to be sloughing off skin, teeth, hair and fingernails falling out every couple of months...
I'm sure somewhere out there, someone has secretly discovered a way to retune the DNA to automatically purge the body of dead and dying tissue in a controlled fashion...not a LUMP DISCHARGE as we would do by drinking a glass of the liquid after our body had become massively polluted with these dead and dying tissues.
Lots of room for fascinating experiments which I'd think everyone would want to support but people either don't get it or think its all a load of hot air...but a few of us will work on it nonetheless.
I'd love funding to work on it and test on old animals, then on me, then on volunteers once we had seen results and mapped out how to determine the correct dosage so we don't take too much to FLAME OUT in the final raging inferno of internal fire called Spontaneous Human Combustion or take too little for no useful benefit.
There are so many of US who have the energy and drive to DO THINGS but alas, we don't have the funding...instead people piss vast amounts of money away for personal pleasures, accumulating more and more things...getting attention and hedonistic pleasures and to heck with helping the rest of the world...
I envy Dale Pond because someone believed in him enough to put him in his WILL so when he died, Dale got a ton of money and now has this huge old multi-floor ex sanitarium or hospital which he has retrofitted and converted into a workshop and center for his 'version' of Keely type studies...lucky guy!
Makes more sense to me to DONATE THAT MONEY NOW so you can BENEFIT from what your money helps to DISCOVER. Feel free to Contact Me if you want to setup something like this.
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Hollow Earth - Aurora Australis Marks The Southern Orifice
The following is a sped-up NASA film clip of the aurora australis. One thing that is unique about this clip is that it shows the aurora emanting from an orifice in the continent of Antarctica. This observation flies in the face of the accepted theory that the aurora is directly caused by the solar winds.
We suggest that radiations from the Sun, including the solar winds, well up within the hollow portion of the Earth and are expelled at times, causing the auroral display at a certain altitude of friction.
What the reader should keep in mind as he or she peruses the images below is that the opening is not a matter of flat surface where a hole opens up such that the opening is formed by a right angle drop.
The area around the opening, in other words- that whole side of the Antarctic, is a basin or depression which funnels down into the orifice in a way similar to an hourglass because, of course, the orifice flairs open on the other side.
The problem is that this depression, which is 3-D, is being represented on a two dimensional surface, a flat map, such that the opening gives the impression of a straight-down hole being drilled on a flat surface. Again, it is not exactly like that.
Thus, these NASA images demonstrate that the aurorae originate from within the Earth, that they are expressed through the polar orifices, and the images pinpoint the location of the Southern polar orifice, for all time, better than any of our efforts could do.
Auroral mechanism - Auroras result from emissions of photons in the Earth's upper atmosphere, above 80 km (50 mi), from ionized nitrogen atoms regaining an electron, and oxygen and nitrogen atoms returning from an excited state to ground state. They are ionized or excited by the collision of solar wind and magnetospheric particles being funneled down and accelerated along the Earth's magnetic field lines; excitation energy is lost by the emission of a photon, or by collision with another atom or molecule: oxygen emissions - green or brownish-red, depending on the amount of energy absorbed. Nitrogen emissions - blue or red; blue if the atom regains an electron after it has been ionized, red if returning to ground state from an excited state.
Oxygen is unusual in terms of its return to ground state: it can take three quarters of a second to emit green light and up to two minutes to emit red. Collisions with other atoms or molecules absorb the excitation energy and prevent emission.
Because the very top of the atmosphere has a higher percentage of oxygen and is sparsely distributed such collisions are rare enough to allow time for oxygen to emit red. Collisions become more frequent progressing down into the atmosphere, so that red emissions do not have time to happen, and eventually even green light emissions are prevented.
This is why there is a color differential with altitude; at high altitude oxygen red dominates, then oxygen green and nitrogen blue/red, then finally nitrogen blue/red when collisions prevent oxygen from emitting anything. Green is the most common of all auroras. Behind it is pink, a mixture of light green and red, followed by pure red, yellow (a mixture of red and green), and lastly, pure blue.
Auroras are associated with the solar wind, a flow of ions continuously flowing outward from the Sun. The Earth's magnetic field traps these particles, many of which travel toward the poles where they are accelerated toward Earth.
Collisions between these ions and atmospheric atoms and molecules cause energy releases in the form of auroras appearing in large circles around the poles. Auroras are more frequent and brighter during the intense phase of the solar cycle when coronal mass ejections increase the intensity of the solar wind.
Typically the aurora appears either as a diffuse glow or as "curtains" that approximately extend in the east-west direction. At some times, they form "quiet arcs"; at others ("active aurora"), they evolve and change constantly.
Each curtain consists of many parallel rays, each lined up with the local direction of the magnetic field lines, suggesting that auroras are shaped by Earth's magnetic field.
Indeed, satellites show that electrons are guided by magnetic field lines, spiraling around them while moving toward Earth.
Elias Loomis (1860) and later in more detail Hermann Fritz (1881) and S. Tromholt (1882) established that the aurora appeared mainly in the "auroral zone", a ring-shaped region with a radius of approximately 2500 km around Earth's magnetic pole.
It was hardly ever seen near the geographic pole, which is about 2000 km away from the magnetic pole. The instantaneous distribution of auroras ("auroral oval") is slightly different, centered about 3–5 degrees nightward of the magnetic pole, so that auroral arcs reach furthest toward the equator about an hour before midnight. The aurora can be seen best at this time, called magnetic midnight, which occurs when an observer, the magnetic pole in question and the Sun are in alignment.
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Brass band multitasker
Planet Earth would be a happier place if we all watched this at least once a week.
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It's Not About The Nail
"Don't try to fix it. I just need you to listen." Every man has heard these words. And they are the law of the land. No matter what.
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What slows the growth of anaplastic thyroid cancer?
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SheerWind can generate 600% more energy than conventional turbines
The test results indicate that INVELOX significantly out-performs the traditional turbine and is competitive with natural gas and hydroelectric generation by:
* Producing 600% more electrical energy (kWh)
* Operating at wind speeds as low as 1 mile per hour and in low wind regimes (class 1 and 2)
* Reducing installation capital cost to less that $750 per KW
* Increasing energy production capacity to record high of 72%
They claim costs as low as $10 MWH makes SheerWind a true game-changer in electric power generation that is competitive with natural gas and hydroelectricity.
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High-temp superconductivity in entirely different class of materials
“There have been more than 60,000 papers published on high-temperature superconductive material since its discovery in 1986,” said Jak Chakhalian, professor of physics at the University of Arkansas. “Unfortunately, as of today we have zero theoretical understanding of the mechanism behind this enigmatic phenomenon. In my mind, the high-temperature superconductivity is the most important unsolved mystery of condensed matter physics.”
Superconductivity is a phenomenon that occurs in certain materials when cooled to extremely low temperatures such as negative-435 degrees Fahrenheit. High-temperature superconductivity exists at negative-396 degrees Fahrenheit. In both cases electrical resistance drops to zero and complete expulsion of magnetic fields occurs.
Superconductors have the ability to transport large electrical currents and produce high magnetic fields, which means they hold great potential for electronic devices and power transmission.
Derek Meyers, a doctoral student in physics at the U of A, found that the way electrons form in superconductive material — known as the Zhang-Rice singlet state — was present in a chemical compound that is very different from conventional superconductors.
“There is now a whole different class of materials where you can search for the enigmatic superconductivity,” Chakhalian said. “This is completely new because we know that the Zhang-Rice quantum state, which used to be the hallmark of this high-temperature superconductor, could be found in totally different crystal structures. Does it have a potential to become a novel superconductor? We don’t know but it has all the right ingredients.”
In the mid-1980s, physicists determined that all high-temperature superconductive material must contain copper and oxygen and those elements arrange two-dimensionally.
In this material the electrons combine into a unique quantum state called the Zhang-Rice singlets, Chakhalian explained.
“I can make a closed circuit out of the superconducting material, cool it down and attach a battery that starts the flow of the electrons. The current goes around the loop. Then I detach it and leave it. Hypothetically, 1 billion years later the flow of electrons is guaranteed to be exactly the same — with no losses,” he said. “But the problem is we don’t know if we are even using it right. We have no microscopic understanding of what is behind it.”
Could Your Smartphone Save Your Life?
It sounds like something too far-fetched even for Grey's Anatomy: In the middle of a cross-country flight, a passenger suddenly convulses in pain. Responding to the pilot's urgent call over the intercom, a doctor on the plane pulls out his smartphone, attaches a heart monitor and makes an instant diagnosis: It's a heart attack.
Based on the doctor's recommendation, the plane makes an emergency landing and the patient is rushed to a nearby hospital. He survives.
The incident on the plane is only half the story. A smartphone connected to a medical device can allow you to monitor your health outside the doctor's office -- and that's amazing. But what makes medical apps truly revolutionary is that they use internet-enabled smartphones and tablets to connect us directly to our family physicians and medical professionals. Patients can now measure their blood pressure, glucose levels, and other vital statistics at home and transmit them daily to their physician.
Receiving these diagnostic measurements remotely, a doctor can track conditions that require frequent monitoring like hypertension, diabetes, and sleep apnea. It is also valuable for patients that need extra attention such recent stroke victims or those who suffer from neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, or dementia. Mobile health apps can also connect physicians with those in underserved communities, remote areas, or with limited mobility for whom office visits are difficult and occur infrequently. With more diagnostic data, doctors can spot the early signs of adverse conditions and take preventive measures to improve health outcomes.
In less than a decade, more than half of U.S. mobile phone users have adopted smartphones -- they now carry a powerful computing device in their pocket or purse that has constant internet connectivity.
With over a million apps created to use this as a vehicle for wireless broadband, internet usage has exploded. Mobile data traffic rose by 70 percent in 2012 and is expected to grow to eleven times today's level within four years. Americans are now communicating in entirely different ways than we did just a decade ago, and our nation's resources are strained trying to meet the massive demand of merged voice and data traffic.
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The app that could save your life, Robochek Life Sentry
It's all fine and good, all these new apps that monitor your health, but if something happens to you or you disappear or can't use that smartphone app to call for help? How long would it take your family and friends to even start looking for you?
Robochek is FAR SUPERIOR to other emergency help apps and services because Robochek CONTACTS YOU! No need for you to press a button to make a call or send for help.
What if you are UNABLE to press the button? No worries because if you fail to REPLY to Robochek, it will AUTOMATICALLY text your emergency contacts for help at the time of your choosing.
All the personal security apps I've seen require you to PRESS A BUTTON...what if you CAN'T press that button? Robochek is unique because if you fail to respond to our "Is everything OK?" question which repeats every hour until you answer OR it times out to automatically send emergency text messages to up to 3 contacts AND includes the GPS location.
You can select a "protection window" from an hour up to 24 hours...that is from the time of the first "Is everything OK?" query to when it automatically sends your help text.
Once you set your profile, it runs daily in the background. So is your life or that of a love one worth $2.99? Such a slick and elegant little app that could save so much grief and anxiety by those who worry about the well-being of those loved ones they can't check on everyday. Robochek Life Sentry does it for you!
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Wi-Fi Signals Allow Gesture Recognition All Through the Home
"Forget to turn off the lights before leaving the apartment? No problem. Just raise your hand, finger-swipe the air and your lights will power down.
Want to change the song playing on your music system in the other room? Move your hand to the right and flip through the songs.
University of Washington computer scientists have developed gesture-recognition technology that brings this a step closer to reality. They have shown it's possible to use Wi-Fi signals around us to detect specific movements without needing sensors on the human body or cameras.
By using an adapted Wi-Fi router and a few wireless devices in the living room, users could control their electronics and household appliances from any room in the home with a simple gesture."
When a person moves, there is a slight change in the frequency of the wireless signal. Moving a hand or foot causes the receiver to detect a pattern of changes known as the Doppler frequency shift.
A change in the wireless signal is shown in real time as a user moves his hand. These frequency changes are very small – only several hertz – when compared with Wi-Fi signals that have a 20 megahertz bandwidth and operate at 5 gigahertz. Researchers developed an algorithm to detect these slight shifts. The technology also accounts for gaps in wireless signals when devices aren’t transmitting.
The technology can identify nine different whole-body gestures, ranging from pushing, pulling and punching to full-body bowling. The researchers tested these gestures with five users in a two-bedroom apartment and an office environment. Out of the 900 gestures performed, WiSee accurately classified 94 percent of them.
“This is the first whole-home gesture recognition system that works without either requiring instrumentation of the user with sensors or deploying cameras in every room,” said Qifan Pu, a collaborator and visiting student at the UW.
The system requires one receiver with multiple antennas. Intuitively, each antenna tunes into a specific user’s movements, so as many as five people can move simultaneously in the same residence without confusing the receiver.
WiSee technology uses multiple antennas to focus on one user to detect the person’s gesture. If a person wants to use the WiSee, she would perform a specific repetition gesture sequence to get access to the receiver. This password concept would also keep the system secure and prevent a neighbor – or hacker – from controlling a device in your home.
Once the wireless receiver locks onto the user, she can perform normal gestures to interact with the devices and appliances in her home. The receiver would be programmed to understand that a specific gesture corresponds to a specific device.
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How much of our Brain do we REALLY use?
Many years ago in Dallas, my friend Marvin Sams told us we use more like 90% of our brain, based on his study of tens of thousands of brainwave EEGS in his EEG consulting service for doctors.
Just thought you'd like to know. I happen to believe Marvin because he has seen massive evidence of it.
Many years ago, a friend told me this super brilliant fellow up in Washington had discovered how to resonantly couple to a living brain...specifically HIS brain.
He made a helmet like Persingers and drove his brain to extend its abilities to the point he could think of anyone at any distance and read their thoughts and implant new ones the person would act upon.
There were 'other features' which I'd best not repeat in public but you can figure them out for yourself.
He also said he had telekinetic abilities when connected to the machine and that by amping up the power, he could snuff candles at a distance with a thought and using more power he could move small items but it gave him headaches for the moving of weighted masses.
Much like Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty in the "Barry help me out here" scene;
This inventor tried his brain enhancer machine while having sex with his girlfriend and was able to give her orgasms and pleasure of such intensity, it threatened her health but left her sated.
That ties in with the Krell Helmet which I wrote about many years ago.
Forbidden Planet Morpheus describes the ID;
I couldn't find a video clip about using the Krell headset but I've seen it somwhere in the past but I found the above photos of the Krell Helmet in use. Don't you just love weird science?
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The amazing Odic Ray claims of Edgar L. Hollingshead
I knew about Hollingshead but never heard of the pamphlet but if anyone has it, send to me and I'll post it free on Keelynet;
"Triune Brotherhood Project and Its Message To You : The Triune Brotherhood and How it Is Proposed to Use a Rediscovered Ancient Process Known as the Odic Ray To Establish a Great Movement for the Uplift of Mankind - by Edgar L Hollingshead (Author)"
...wonder why they offer it but show no samples of the pamphlet?
But triune was one of Keely's favorite terms...he said everything was truine in nature and composed of chords usually consisting of 3 notes...where one pushes, one pulls and the other cancel when mixed using what we now call phase conjugation.
The most important of these two properties is the realization that all flows of force are composed of triple currents. These triple currents have specific phase relationships which can be so manipulated as to generate unusual effects in mind and mass. Each current can result in a "mode" of action which will govern the overall manifestation of a mass...
Although Keely used tuning forks and vibrating bars, he spoke of the eventual use of Mind-Force to establish practical control of the triple flows of force which are present in all matter. In the latter stages of Keelys' research, he believed that a human brain could be so "equated" as to form a perfect concordance among these "triple flows."
If this effect could be induced and maintained in an organism or mass, there would be no dissociation or aging, nor would the mass or body be affected by other disturbances.
The "triple flows" could be thought of as combining to comprise 100% of the flow of force in matter. In a perfectly equated mass, the relationship of one current to another in terms of amplitude would be 33-1/3, 33-1/3 and 33-1/3.
This triune balance would be exceptionally difficult to establish and maintain due to the tendency of a mass to either condense or expand, when exposed to outside influences in the form of temperature changes and other vibrational stimuli.
The mode of force which rules the mass in any given instant also has the greatest percentage of the flow.
For instance, a mass exhibiting the "tractor" or condensing vector would have a relationship of 50%, to 20% for the "pressor" and 30% for the "dominant".
This would equate to the full 100% of the mass flow. On the other hand, if the "pressor" relationship were 50% while the "tractor" was 20% and the "dominant" was 30%, the mass would push away from the body of greatest mass.
By judicious and precise control of the flow of the triune forces through a mass, the weight can be increased, decreased to the point of levitation or the mass component can be transmuted to another form.
Tesla ripped this obsession with the number THREE (and 6 and 9) off from Keely which contributed, along with other copying of Keely's work, to his increasingly severe OCD as he grew older...
(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - What distinguishes Responsibility OC from other forms of the disorder is the presence of guilt -- whether accompanied by anxiety or not. It is primarily the experience of guilt that plagues those suffering from this form of OCD when they fail to carry out a ritual, and in these cases, the ritual generally involves the protection of some other individual or individuals. There are powerful cognitive elements at work -- the sufferer's belief that his or her self-worth is at stake and that their value as a human being depends on their response to the particular situation they are facing.)"
Tesla was deathly afraid someone would put two and two together and discover how much of his 'discoveries' were in fact based on Keelys work in nearby Philadelphia where Tesla undoubtedly went to many of Keely's free public demonstrations to suck up ideas and not give any credit to Keely.
"If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe.” - Tesla
Now tell me that isn't pure Keely who developed all his work on 3's years before Tesla ever got to the US or even made a name for himself in Europe where EVEN THEN, I believe he followed the work of Keely in various periodicals including Scientific American.
It might well be why Tesla chose to live in New York, just a few miles from Keely in Philadelphia...might as well live as close to the fountainhead of true inspiration and invention than only read about him in the papers. Much easier to copy and streamline it from mechanical tuned devices to electrical waves.
Here is one definition of the OD force;
od , odyl or odyle (?d, ??d, ??d?l) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide]
— n - archaic a hypothetical force formerly thought to be responsible for many natural phenomena, such as magnetism, light, and hypnotism
[C19: coined arbitrarily by Baron Karl von Reichenbach (1788--1869), German scientist]
The odic-activity ray, more powerful than the X-ray or the) radium ray, is to com-pletely conquer the air. The giant sky liner, safe as any conveyance ever perfected, equal in luxury and com-fort to the palatial greyhounds of the ocean lanes, is a possibility and probability of the near future.
These were the announcements made by Prof. Edgar L. Hollingshead, scientist of Pasadena, in an exclusive interview in May, 1921.
For, he declares, this powerful ray will make metals so light that a huge steel sky ship would become light as a bubble.
Not only this, but the odic-activity ray, Prof. Hollingshead claims, will take the place of radium, valued at $120,000 a gram, and revolutionize the scientific world in the treat-ment of certain diseases.
And the cost of Lightening metals, of using the rays for medical purposes, is so min-ute as to be almost negligible.
The odic-activity ray, according to Prof. Hollingshead, so far has successfully changed the weight of metal over 100 times in as many tests;
it has caused hard clay to explode the instant the ray touched it;
rock, opaque to the eye, has been made transparent and by means of the ray,
an actual photograph has been taken through a solid sheet of lead.
One application of the ray on metal has caused it to become permanently cold beyond the possibility of ever becoming heated.
And it has instantly changed water Into its primary gases hydrogen and oxygen.
But of all uses of the ray, including treatment for medical purposes, that of lightening metals is the greatest, and will revolutionize the traffic of the world.
Domino's DomiCopter Drone Deliverator Corp
A publicity stunt in which Domino's delivers one of its "pizzas" using a drone (and, it appears, two or three cameradrones to document the event).
The "pizza" is packed in an electrified, heated bag to keep it warm during the high altitude flight.
Their publicity material promises a Domino's flight academy to train their deliverator corps
Helicopter becomes the first to be flown using the power of thought
Our next goal is to control robotic arms using noninvasive brain wave signals, with the eventual goal of developing brain–computer interfaces that aid patients with disabilities - Professor Bin He
This is the first time that humans have been able to control the flight of flying robots using just their thoughts.
Five people were able to successfully control the four-blade helicopter, known as a quadcopter, flying at an average straight-line speed of 0.69 metres per second (m/s).
The subjects were positioned in front of a screen which relayed images of the quadcopter’s flight through an on-board camera, allowing them to see which direction it was travelling in.
Brain signals were recorded using electroencephalography (EEG) and sent to the quadcopter over WiFi.
Facing away from the quadcopter, the subjects were asked to imagine using their right hand, left hand, and both hands together. Each of these thoughts in turn instructed the quadcopter to turn right, left, lift, and then fall.
The subjects were then required to fly the quadcopter through two foam rings suspended from the gymnasium ceiling and were scored on a number of aspects.
This researchers are currently looking at ways to restore hearing, sight and movement using this approach - where a direct pathway between the brain and an external device is created.
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The plan to end world hunger with 3D printed food
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Matternet - Are drones the future of delivery?
Drones could soon be delivering everything from post to drugs using a vast international network, a U.S. firm has claimed.
Matternet, a Silicon Valley startup, has already trialled the drone network in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where they were able to fly for six miles carrying a 2kg payload.
The firm now hopes to expand with an ambitious plan to replace existing delivery systems and set up a global network of 'drone routes' for the gadgets, which can automatically fly themselves.
The firm hopes to set up recharging base stations for the drones so they can stop and recharge themselves along the way.
Currently the firm has drones that can travel six miles and carry 2kg, but has plans for larger drones with a longer range.
'The easiest way to describe what we are doing is to compare how mobile telephony has taken off in the developing world,' Matternet founder and CEO, Andreas Raptopoulos told CNN.
'(We want) to leapfrog the traditional modes of transportation infrastructure in a similar way and bring items through these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to people who may otherwise be cut off or isolated,'
The matternet drones are entirely automated, and will be backed up by a network of 'hubs' on the ground rather like post offices.
These hubs would let the drones pick up and drop of packages, and also recharge their batteries before continuing to the next station.
Control of the drones and the assignment of packages for delivery would eventually be handled by an automated operating system, Matternet says, and orders or requests could be placed and paid for by mobile phone.
The potential applications, the firm says,include delivery of medicines to disconnected areas, enabling farmers to supply products directly to customers and providing vital materials to areas cut off by natural disasters.
If the initial trials are a success, a version for cities could also be built, allowing existing couriers to be replaced by unmanned drones flying through the sky.
The firm also believes the system could be relatively cheap, and according to CNN, a Matternet case study of the Maseru district of Lesotho, put the price of a network of 50 base-stations and 150 drones at just $900,000.
Andreas Raptopoulos is the founder and CEO of Matternet, building a network of unmanned aerial vehicles to transport medicine and goods in places with poor road infrastructure. "It is estimated that it is going to take sub-Saharan Africa 50 years to catch up on road infrastructure. So we saw this and we thought, 'Can we leapfrog?'"
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R/C Car transforms into quadcopter - FULL SIZE version on the way
A British inventor has unveiled the B - and combined off road remote control car that can turn into a quadcopter and take off. Witold Mielniczek of the University of Southampton says his invention could even be scaled up to create a full-sized car.
The B has both large off-road wheels and four rotor blades to turn it into a quadcopter - and its inventors say it could be scaled up to a full sized car.
'It is capable of driving across difficult terrain using its large rear drive wheels and when the obstacles become too big, simply take-off and fly over them.'
Prototype cars have already been built, and are able to almost instantly swap from car to quadcopter.
'B is a toy that provides an extraordinary experience,' the site claims.
'B is virtually unstoppable, capable of transitioning between ground and air allowing the development of tricks otherwise impossible to achieve.'
The car also has a HD video camera to send back live footage of its exploits - and luckily for novice pilots has been designed to survive major crashes.
'The combination of the design and material selection creates a solid construction that is capable of surviving the worst of landings,' the site says.
'When the vehicle crashes from high altitudes, the driving rings detach from the housing and can be easily put back together.
'The main chassis is made out of Polycarbonate, which is the same material used in protective goggles and bullet proof windows.'
'The body shell not only serves as a protective and decorative feature, it is also a structural element.
'The chassis when combined with the body shell not only forms a rigid and light construction that maintains its shape when flying or driving, but is also flexible enough to absorb excessive forces generated during crash landings.
'Therefore, you can push B to the limits even when your skills are not at the highest level.
19 year old Egyptian girl invents ZPE spacecraft propulsion device
Aisha Mustafa invention - Mustafa’s device is based on a scientific mix between quantum physics, space technology, chemical reactions and electrical sciences.
Mustafa said the inventions generates energy for space vehicles from electric energy formed by Casimir-polder force, which occurs between separate surfaces and objects in a vacuum and by the zero-point energy considered as the lowest state of energy.
The device uses reflective panels for additional force which resembles photovoltaic solar cells. At present, artificial satellites, spacecrafts and space vehicles depend on rocket gas engines that use forced gas at a supersonic speed, or chemical reactions rockets propelled by solid or liquid fuels such as radionuclide or petroleum. Others use electrically propelled probes, which depend on thrusting force via accelerating ions.
The physics student at Sohag University told EGYNews agency she has patented the device with Egyptian Academy of scientific Research and Technology (ASRT).
The invention is related to a hypothetical concept of a jet propulsion called “Differential Sail”, theoretically created by NASA’s retired professor Marc G. Millis -- who led NASA breakthrough propulsion physics project.
Dr. Ahmed Fikry, Mustafa’s supervisor, said the invention would be highly beneficial in several fields and areas of industries once adopted.
The 19-year-old says she aims at testing her invention at major scientific research organisations hence the possibility of applying it in upcoming space missions.
The new invention, analysts say, is expected to make space travels, easier, cheaper and faster in future.
Interesting but it looks like it hasn't been tested yet...but I like the differential sail idea....reminds me of TRON where the ships are pushed by radiation pressure over the giant spider plane...
The egyptian invention based on the differential sail is "Analogous to an ideal radiometer vane, a net difference in radiation pressure exists across reflecting and absorbing sides..."
The differential sail would work by absorbing cosmic radiation falling on it from one direction and reflecting the incident radiation from the opposite direction. The imbalance in radiation pressure would push the sail ahead.
It's always about SCALE....interacting with lines of force...the more lines you cross, the greater the effect...thats what my Aether, ZPE and Dielectric Nanostructure Arrays presentation was about.
That's why with a sufficiently large piece (or pieces) of diamagnetic pyrolytic graphite over a wide enough surface area to cross earth magnetic lines, we could actually have flying carpets that stay at one level based on their payload and size.
Attached are some interesting youtubes, back to the future skateboarder, superconducting levitating train and the vacuum airship.
The other cool one is hollow spheres (or other shapes) made of a super strong material like nano-graphite...with all the air sucked out as much as possible for a near perfect vacuum, then seal it so it would float in the air like hollow balls on water!!! Natural buoyancy for lift.
“Let us assume that we have a metal ball, say one foot in diameter. The ball is of tin and we connect it to a vacuum pump which sucks all of the air out of it. However, long before we can do this, something very terrible happens to the tin ball.
When a certain and critical point is reached in the evacuation, an apparently invisible force crushes our tin can and it takes on an appearance very similar to a derby hat that has been sat upon by the heavy man from the circus.
The atmospheric pressure on the outside of the can does this; a pressure that, in the case of a very high vacuum, reaches 14.7 pounds per square inch. So far, we do not have a very cheerful prospect Action of a Hollow Ball But what would happen if we had a metal ball that would be able to withstand this pressure?
The metal ball would float; it would have a great buoyancy, greater by far than it would have if it were filled with helium or hydrogen.
Of course, in assuming this, we must keep in mind the fact the metal ball would have to be very light and very strong. If we had a metal that would meet these specifications, we could have an all-metal, gasless air machine."
Description for the video below;
"This geodesic structure was part of our quest to design the world's first ever vacuum airship capable of flight. The bird remains on the shelf as a paper tiger, but all calculations say she will fly. Never in aviation history has the old idea of a vacuum dirigible ever seen fruition, but modern technology does allow such engineering feats now.
The vacuum airship does present many technical and economic difficulties before it can become a practical aircraft. However, it is unique in the ability to do away with costly helium and dangerous hydrogen in long-duration flight and the continual ballast adjustments required.
Our design work also took into account the economic need to use more simple and affordable vacuum pumps which can only achieve about 85% vacuum (versus more costly and heavy 99%, which would yield greater lift).
Different from hydrogen's danger in airships, vacuum spheres present a great implosion danger on any structural failure, and so that is why the appropriate geodesic is key."
"Perpetual motion by a drum with one vertical half in mercury, the other in a vacuum; the drum, I suppose, working round forever to find an easy position. Steam to be superceded; steam and electricity convulsions of nature never intended by Providence for the use of man.
The price of the present engines, as old iron, will buy new engines that will work without fuel and at no expense. Guaranteed by the Count de Predaval, the discoverer."
Stanford's Flying Fish Glider
"Researchers at Stanford University have developed a small 'aircraft' that resembles a flying fish which can jump and glide over a greater distance than an equivalent jumping robot. Using a carbon fiber spring to take off, the jumpglider has a pivoting wing that stays out of the way during ascent, but which locks into place to glide farther on the way down."
Analyzing the jumpglider's performance with a high-speed camera, the researchers found that though the jumpglider cannot jump as high as a simple ballistic jumper of the same weight using the same energy due to having some drag inherent in the design, it was able to jump farther horizontally thanks to its gliding descent.
The gains made varied with the launch angle, traveling 40 percent farther at 58º and 20 percent farther at 45º. However, as researcher Alexis Lussier-Desbiens highlights to Gizmag, "the optimum jump angle of a ballistic jumper […] is fixed at 45º, which means that significant amount of friction is required to achieve that maximum theoretical jumping distance." The jumpglider is not so restricted.
Despite reports to the contrary, Lussier-Desbiens emphasizes the jumpglider's lack of autonomy. "Currently, the spring is manually loaded and the robot can't reload its spring by itself," he tells Gizmag.
"This is something we will work on in the future, but demonstrating autonomous operations wasn't the focus of this work as many researchers have already demonstrated that on other jumping robots." Similarly, the prototype is not currently equipped with solar technology.
Abstract: A dynamic model of a jump glider is presented and correlated with the results obtained with a prototype glider. The glider uses a carbon fiber spring and a main wing that pivots approximately parallel to the airflow during ascent and latches into place for a gliding descent.
The robot demonstrates longer traveled distance than an equivalent drag-free ballistic mass. A detailed numerical and a simplified algebraic model are also introduced, which are useful for exploring design tradeoffs and performance.
These models suggest ways to improve the traveled distance and indicate that with modest variations in the wing angle of attack during ascent, one can choose from a variety of launch angles to accommodate variations in ground friction without greatly compromising range.
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The formula for turning cement into metal
In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur’s time green with envy, scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal. This makes cement a semi-conductor and opens up its use in the profitable consumer electronics marketplace for thin films, protective coatings, and computer chips.
This change demonstrates a unique way to make metallic-glass material, which has positive attributes including better resistance to corrosion than traditional metal, less brittleness than traditional glass, conductivity, low energy loss in magnetic fields, and fluidity for ease of processing and molding.
Previously, only metals have been able to transition to a metallic-glass form. Cement does this by a process called electron trapping, a phenomena only previously seen in ammonia solutions. Understanding how cement joined this exclusive club opens the possibility of turning other solid normally insulating materials into room-temperature semiconductors.
“This phenomenon of trapping electrons and turning liquid cement into liquid metal was found recently, but not explained in detail until now,” Benmore said. “Now that we know the conditions needed to create trapped electrons in materials we can develop and test other materials to find out if we can make them conduct electricity in this way.”
The team of scientists studied mayenite, a component of alumina cement made of calcium and aluminum oxides. They melted it at temperatures of 2,000 degrees Celsius using an aerodynamic levitator with carbon dioxide laser beam heating.
The material was processed in different atmospheres to control the way that oxygen bonds in the resulting glass. The levitator keeps the hot liquid from touching any container surfaces and forming crystals. This let the liquid cool into glassy state that can trap electrons in the way needed for electronic conduction. The levitation method was developed specifically for in-situ measurement at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source by a team led by Benmore.
The scientists discovered that the conductivity was created when the free electrons were “trapped” in the cage-like structures that form in the glass. The trapped electrons provided a mechanism for conductivity similar to the mechanism that occurs in metals.
To uncover the details of this process, scientists combined several experimental techniques and analyzed them using a supercomputer. They confirmed the ideas in experiments using different X-ray techniques at Spring 8 in Japan combined with earlier measurements at the Intense Pulsed Neutron Source and the Advanced Photon Source.
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Liquefied Air Could Power Cars and Store Energy from Sun and Wind
Some engineers are dusting off an old idea for storing energy—using electricity to liquefy air by cooling it down to nearly 200 °C below zero. When power is needed, the liquefied air is allowed to warm up and expand to drive a steam turbine and generator.
The concept is being evaluated by a handful of companies that produce liquefied nitrogen as a way to store energy from intermittent renewable energy sources. Liquefied air might also be used to drive pistons in the engines of low-emission vehicles.
The idea dates back to the 1890s, when an inventor named Charles Tripler declared that he’d developed a very low-cost way to cool down air until it became a liquid.
He also showed that the liquefied air could be used to run a steam engine. Tripler received a great deal of press attention at the time and was able to raise a large amount of money to bring the technology to market. It eventually became clear, however, especially after investors lost their shirts, that he’d exaggerated the benefits of his approach. Since then, the process of liquefying air has been made much more efficient, and the need for new energy storage options has compelled a second look.
Highview Power’s process is 50 to 60 percent efficient—the liquid air can yield just over half as much electricity as it takes to make it. Batteries, by contrast, can be more than 90 percent efficient. But the new process can make up for its inefficiency by using waste heat from other processes (see “Audi to Make Fuel Using Solar Power”).
Highview has demonstrated that low-temperature waste heat from power plants or even data centers can be used to help warm up the liquefied air. The system can also last for decades, while batteries typically need to be replaced every few years. This longevity could help reduce overall costs.
Liquid air might also prove useful in cars and trucks. An inventor named Peter Dearman has made a compact system that, instead of relying on large heat exchangers, uses antifreeze injected into an engine’s combustion chamber to recycle heat that would otherwise be wasted. He built a ramshackle prototype and showed that it could power a car. Ricardo is working on a version that could eventually be commercialized.
Liquid air stores energy at about the density of nickel–metal hydride batteries and some lithium-ion batteries, the kind used in hybrid and electric cars now. But it has a key advantage—it can be poured into a fuel tank far faster than a battery can be recharged, says Andrew Atkins, a senior technologist at Ricardo.
The engine would run on liquid nitrogen—basically liquid air with the oxygen removed—and would emit only nitrogen. The carbon emissions associated with the engine would depend on the power source used to liquefy the nitrogen. Ricardo is also developing a diesel engine that’s augmented with liquid nitrogen to improve its efficiency by about 50 percent.
"A key advantage is that because the engine never gets hot, it can be built of very different materials from today’s motors. You can imagine the engines being fabricated out of low-cost alloys or plastics, something very cheap and light and that would have a major impact on the price of the vehicle"
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Phase Conjugation to deliver 400 gigabit net connection
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Hyperloop - From LA To San Francisco In 30 Minutes
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Kelli Anderson - Disruptive Wonder for a Change
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Is WiFi destroying your brain?
Is your face getting hot right now? Do you feel an itch or a burn around your eyes, your mouth, perhaps a tightening in your throat? Are you finding it difficult to breathe? Focus? Swallow?
Here, let me adjust the frequency. It is, after all, a new and experimental WiFi system we’re testing in your home, very powerful, located in that box near your very delicate skull.
How about now? Headache? Feeling dizzy? Heart racing? Difficult to stand or walk? Yes, the blinking light on the box means it’s working. Let’s turn the signal up, but place it slightly further away. Better? Worse?
How do you feel now? Foolish? Justified? Are you still in pain? Of course you are. Because you sort of feel like you should be. Because you are convinced.
I am not making this up. Behold, yet another fascinating study, published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, where researchers tested nearly exactly what I describe above: A powerful new WiFi antenna, placed on subjects’ heads to see how well it worked and what, if any, ill effects might result.
Can you guess? How many subjects felt hot, dizzy, sickened, even so incapacitated by this strong and experimental WiFi they couldn’t even walk?
Answer: More than half. More than half.
The catch, of course, was there was no WiFi signal; the antenna was a fake. The participants were in no actual danger whatsoever, save for that generated by their own minds, their own expectations, their innate conditionings and fears.
Are you surprised by these results? Doubtful. The effects were startling, but not at all unusual. The power of the human animal to convince itself something must be very wrong, that we are weak, in danger, ever at the mercy of nefarious forces we do not understand, when we actually aren’t, has been around since the dawn of, well, advertising.
This effect has a name: it’s called the nocebo effect, the “evil twin” of the placebo effect, defined as “the power of our conviction to cause real physical illness.” Sound familiar? Truly, it takes little common sense and merely a glimpse at the totality of the human experiment – along with many other easily available studies – to see the overarching pattern, to understand the nocebo effect to be exceedingly true not merely for technology, but also for food, love, religion, health, fate and much of human life overall.
Conviction creates reality. Energy flows where attention goes. And some people just can’t take it, not one little bit. So they move far, far away.
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Rossi Cold fusion reactor claims 10,000X energy density of gasoline
The cold fusion device being tested has roughly 10,000 times the energy density and 1,000 times the power density of gasoline. Even allowing for a massively conservative margin of error, the scientists say that the cold fusion device they tested is 10 times more powerful than gasoline — which is currently the best fuel readily available to mankind.
The device being tested, which is called the Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat for short), was created by Andrea Rossi. Rossi has been claiming for the past two years that he had finally cracked cold fusion, but much to the chagrin of the scientific community he hasn’t allowed anyone to independently analyze the device — until now.
While it sounds like the scientists had a fairly free rein while testing the E-Cat, we should stress that they still don’t know exactly what’s going on inside the sealed steel cylinder reactor. Still, the seven scientists, all from good European universities, obviously felt confident enough with their findings to publish the research paper.
Andrea Rossi and his colleague Sergio Focardi have previously said their device works by infusing hydrogen into nickel, transmuting the nickel into copper and releasing a large amount of heat.
While Rossi hasn’t provided much in the way of details — he’s a very secretive man, it seems — we can infer some knowledge from NASA’s own research into cold fusion. Basically, hydrogen ions (single protons) are sucked into a nickel lattice (pictured right); the nickel’s electrons are forced into the hydrogen to produce neutrons; the nickel nuclei absorb these neutrons; the neutrons are stripped of their electrons to become protons; and thus the nickel goes up in atomic number from 28 to 29, becoming copper.
This process, like the “conventional” fusion of hydrogen atoms into helium, produces a lot of heat.
As far as we can tell, the main barrier to cold fusion — as with normal fusion — is producing more energy than you put in. In NASA’s tests, it takes a lot more energy to fuse the nickel and hydrogen than is produced by the reaction. Rossi, it would seem, has discovered a secret sauce that significantly reduces the amount of energy required to start the reaction.
As for what the secret sauce is, no one knows — in the research paper, the independent scientists simply refer to it as “unknown additives.” All told, the E-Cat seems to have a power density of 4.4×105 W/kg, and an energy density of 5.1×107 Wh/kg.
If Rossi and Focardi’s cold fusion technology turns out to be real — if the E-Cat really has 10,000 times the energy density and 1,000 times the power density of gasoline — then the world will change, very, very quickly. Stay tuned; we’ll let you know when — or if — the E-Cat passes peer review.
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Burnaby fusion lab unfazed by claims of Italian cold fusion claims
Michael Delage, vice-president of business development at General Fusion in Burnaby, said it’s too early to say whether Rossi’s invention, which so far has not been rigorously tested enough to secure U.S. or international patents, could be a game-changer.
“Rossi has been making news on and off for the last few years,” he said.
“…You’ve got to show that you can build things at scale and reliability and you’ve got to be able to produce power for the grid — so who knows?”
General Fusion is one of the few labs in the world that is trying to build a power plant capable of catalyzing nuclear fusion, which is the atomic reaction that fuels stars.
By contrast, cold fusion would occur at or near room temperature, and has largely been rejected as a failed experiment by the mainstream scientific community.
Delage said General Fusion will continue its quest to demonstrate nuclear fusion, also known as hot fusion, armed with $40 million in venture capital, a team of 11 PhDs and a support staff of more than 50.
So far, it has built 14 of 200 high-speed pistons it needs to complete a full-scale proof-of-concept fusion generator, and the company figures with enough capital the plant could be complete within three years.
To build the rest, Delage said, it will just need to raise another $150 million — but that is pocket change when compared to the potential fiscal and environmental rewards of providing cheap, plentiful, and clean energy for generations to come.
(One of the comments sums up the reality of the matter quite nicely; "Ignorance not of theory but of reality is the only reason that these people are unfazed." - JWD)
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Chevy Spark electric car's price 38% less than hybrid Volt
The Chevrolet Spark all-electric subcompact car will cost U.S. buyers as much as 38 percent less than what it takes to buy its larger sibling, the hybrid Volt, General Motors Co said on Thursday.
The 2014 Spark EV, which goes on sale next month in California and Oregon, will sell for as low as $19,995 after accounting for the full federal tax credit of $7,500, GM said. The larger Chevy Volt, which was introduced in the fall of 2010, sells for about $32,500 after the tax credit.
The rollout of the Spark EV continues GM's push to seize the mantle of "greenest automaker in the world" from Toyota Motor Corp., which makes the popular Prius hybrid car. Toyota also sells a plug-in version of the Prius.
California Spark EV owners also could qualify for an additional $2,500 in state tax credits and incentives, GM said. The car will lease for as low as $199 a month for 36 months with $999 due at signing.
GM previously said the Spark EV will be able to travel twice as far on an electric charge as the plug-in hybrid Volt can go before its gas engine kicks in.
The Spark EV has a combined city/highway range of 82 miles when fully charged as estimated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Volt gets about 40 miles on an electric charge. The Spark EV's fuel economy is equivalent to 119 miles per gallon on an EPA-estimated combined city/highway basis.
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Expelling alien materials, dead and dying cells to heal and rejuvenate
About the legend of the elixir of life which is claimed to cause the body to
expel all dead and dying tissues as well as anything alien to the body.
How do the cells know to extrude/eject the damaged/dead cells out of the body?
I'd guess its the function of white blood cells, macrophages, the immune system
and the lymph nodes.
So if you have an implant and you take this liquid, the implant, not being
natural to the body would be forcibly expelled. I'd imagine painful???
He uses a type of muscle tensioning pattern which he claims 'squeezes' toxins out of the body.
That makes me wonder if this mystery rejuvenation liquid, the elixir of life, would it cause the muscles to contract and 'milk' the toxins (alien invaders), dead and dying cells out of the body?
So on taking this aqua vitae/elixir of life would you go into 'convulsions' as the cells alternately contract and release in a pattern sufficient to squeeze out the toxins or dead/dying cells?
Like squeezing a sponge to push out alien materials....that is similar to the principle Lee Crock said was why he believed his energy cleaner worked...which I sell as the Mexistim.
"It's like taking a bucket lined with dried mud which is similar to the toxins that build up in the cell. If you fill the bucket with water and empty it, you have removed some of the toxins.
By continually filling and emptying the bucket with fresh water, you will eventually have a clean bucket. This is what is believed to happen in the cells when using the machine.
One polarity pulls fluid into the cells, the other polarity ejects the fluid, now laden with toxins, from the cells."
So the idea is to flush the toxins from the cells. Lee also recommended drinking more water than usual to provide the body with more liquid to cleanse the cells.
The cycling of the negative and positive energy is thought to cause a kind of iontophoretic repulsion or attaction where toxins are moved electrically out of the body in a kind of milking fashion.
The ideas and practice of Bennett't theory is worth study and experimentation as a NATURAL way to expel toxins from the body;
"Despairing of relief from doctors and drugs he finally devised a series of some 35 different exercises to be done in bed before arising in the morning.
After following them faithfully for years he had become, in all respects, a young man at 70. This was attested by medical examinations. His face had become smooth without a single wrinkle.
His theory was that the body gets old through the accumulation of mineral deposits in the tissues, which finally become stiff and inelastic.
The object of his exercises was to contract and then relax all the muscles and
tissues to squeeze the mineral deposits out to be carried off in the blood
It's really quite a brilliant idea and with concentration and effort on a daily basis it apparently worked for Bennett and others who followed his regimen.
Now what if someone developed a series of electrical patterns based on Bennetts patterns, which caused this 'electronic' milking of the MUSCLES and cells in an OUTWARD FASHION to cause toxins and other damaging materials to be milked out of the body?
Kind of like the body being a dirty sponge and the electrical patterns would squeeze it in Bennetts patterns with each use. Have to work on this, would be an excellent new medical technology that anyone could use, just lie on some absorbent towels and crank it up to squeeze out the toxins.
I'm sure this would take TIME to achieve and you'd have to drink more water to help the body squeeze out the toxins, ideally increased urination as I have experienced with the use of the Mexistim and many others report the same effect...with the expelled urine at first being smelly and dark and with ingestion of more than usual water, over a 2-4 day period the urine becomes clear and with little or no odor.
So it would seem like a good idea to drink more water to help this electronic muscle squeezing effect to purge toxins from the body.
If you build one of these Bennett Multi-Electrode TENS units and trials work out, YOU OWE ME A FREE UNIT for the idea! I'm getting old and need to flush my system like everyone else...but no one will fund me to do these types of rejuvenation experiments. Download his book or read it online at Old Age, it's Cause and Prevention
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Bonus - Did you ever see a Dream Walking, love this song!
Drone able to track and round up sheep and cows
Hill farming may soon change forever with the introduction of a battery-powered airborne robot to track and round up flocks.
The drone, developed by Frenchman Marc-Alexandre Favier, costs a few hundred pounds and could eventually be controlled by smartphone.
It uses cameras and image recognition software to find sheep and cows even in remote areas.
Favier, 27, a postgraduate student at Harper Adams University College, Shropshire, told the Sunday Times: 'It's amazing that the technology is becoming so developed that this sort of thing is possible.'
The son of a farmer, he has designed a prototype Unmanned Air System (UAS) to be used as an eye in the sky to manage and monitor livestock on very large and remote estates.
He used an AR Drone 2 with a camera attached to the bottom to allow the user to get a bird’s eye view and came up with a computer programme which instructs the drone to locate, recognise and track livestock.
Although the drone can be controlled via WiFi on a computer, the aim is for farmers to be able to control it using an iPhone or smartphone.
'The number of robots for professional use is increasing significantly - so it is very important to be up-to-date with robotics - it's the future and the present'
Favier said: 'The number of robots for professional use is increasing significantly so it is very important to be up-to-date with robotics - it’s the future and the present.'
He said his prototype was designed with Scottish sheep farmers in mind, many of whom spend large amounts of time and cover many miles monitoring their livestock.
Former One Man presenter Clarissa Dickson Wright was unimpressed by the technological breakthrough. 'There is no substitute for a dog and a shepherd,' she said.
(So they could splatter you with an invisible fluorescent dye that would glow brightly under UV, oh so many fun possibilities with this! - JWD)
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12 Early Uses of Electricity...
When mankind first figured out how this mysterious thing called electricity worked, everyone went a little crazy for a while there. Electricity was given diverse and often unbelievably ridiculous uses that ranged from the stupid to the cruel to the perverted ... you know, kind of like what we're doing with the Internet today.
Turns out people in the "Age of Enlightenment" weren't as smart or classy as their mustaches would seem to suggest. Let us introduce you to the most surprising trends stemming from early electricity, like ...
Back in the 18th and 19th century, everyone wanted to experience electricity -- literally. People in France, for example, would line up to voluntarily shock themselves with the newly invented generators, like a nation of babies who haven't learned not to stick their fingers in the wall sockets. The above image from 1844 is called "An Electrocuted Warrior," and it shows a French official finding out what being tased feels like.
Scientists, intrepid seekers of arcane knowledge that they are, were the first to willingly taste the volts. Researchers shocked themselves silly to gauge the strength of the voltage, reporting nosebleeds, headaches, convulsions, and hours and hours of shaking. British investigator Johann Winkler, even after reporting horrible side effects, still went ahead and shocked his wife twice, just to verify his findings.
Controlling unruly horses with electricity - in the image above, you can see that the carriage comes equipped with an electricity generator (the tiny box under the rider's hand), which when activated sends a shock through the reins. A description of this "ingenious and efficacious method" of controlling unruly horses claims that the animal felt "a disagreeable but not painful sensation of an electric pricking." Considering that the shock was administered directly on the horse's teeth, we think it was probably a little more than a "pricking" (you're free to chew a wire if you don't believe us).
The same inventor later came up with an electric whip. Then again, electrocuting animals was one of America's favorite pastimes in the 19th century, and it wasn't just that dickwad Thomas Edison doing it, as we've mentioned before -- Ben Franklin also killed his share of critters. And speaking of animal abuse ...
Medical Electric Baths - Despite sitting in what looks like a steampunk torture device, this gentleman looks remarkably calm about the situation. That's because those ghastly spikes above the man's head actually emit electric waves that "bathe" him in pure healing science. The plus and minus signs represent the magnetic charges that are no doubt rendering his sperm sterile.
This bath is just one of countless electric therapies Enlightenment doctors pulled out of their asses. They would blast away any ailment, from a sore throat to your STD of choice. Does your kid have diarrhea? Try some electricity. Granny suffers from rheumatism? Hook her up to the current. Even major complaints like paralysis or tuberculosis were deemed entirely manageable with a good shock or 16. Sometimes the thing to do was to step into a literal electric bath ...
... and sometimes the doctor would invert the process and draw sparks out of you, a preferred treatment for deafness.
And if you think these were just ruthless quacks taking advantage of the ignorant masses, even Charles Darwin's brilliant grandfather Erasmus was known to prescribe electric shocks for everything from toothache to gallstones. We don't want to know where they inserted the wires on that last one.
Electric Brushes - Electric brushes were a popular fad of the latter half of the 19th century, as this delightfully racist ad demonstrates. Besides supposedly curing male pattern baldness and dandruff, this particular brand of multitasking electric hairbrush will somehow also rid you of headaches, rheumatism, and even constipation. Wait, under what scenario is this thing even close to the part of the body where digestion happens (or doesn't)? What type of body hair does Dr. Scott think we're brushing?
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Mike Rowe: Learning from dirty jobs
Mike Rowe the host of "Dirty Jobs," tells some compelling (and horrifying) real-life job stories. Listen for his insights and observations about the nature of hard work, and how its been unjustifiably degraded in society today.
(In high school, my brother, I and all our friends were 'Future Farmers Of America'...our vocational ag teacher Mr. Kidwell (that's his real name) castrated a sheep in front of us by biting its balls off!!! phreaked us out! I never understood why he did that, but NOW I KNOW!!! - JWD)
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05/25/13 - Sorry I've been offline to get internet service installed. They finally showed up yesterday and needed new cable since this house only had cable internet so they came back today and completed it. Thanks for all the emails of concern. No conspiracy, no near death experience, no orgies (sad to report), no booze or drugs, just delayed internet installation. - JWD
Charge Your Cellphone In 20 Seconds (Eventually)
"An 18-year-old from Saratoga, California has won an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.
The fast-charging device is a so-called supercapacitor, a gizmo that can pack a lot of energy into a tiny space, charges quickly and holds its charge for a long time.
What's more, it can last for 10,000 charge-recharge cycles, compared with 1,000 cycles for conventional rechargeable batteries, according to the inventor Eesha Khare."
This one in particular has been used so far only to power an LED, rather than a phone or laptop, but I hope in a few years near-instant charging of portable electronics will be the norm as supercapacitors grow more common.
To date, she has used the supercapacitor to power a light-emitting diode, or LED. The invention's future is even brighter. She sees it fitting inside cellphones and the other portable electronic devices that are proliferating in today's world, freeing people and their gadgets for a longer time from reliance on electrical outlets.
"It is also flexible, so it can be used in rollup displays and clothing and fabric," Khare added. "It has a lot of different applications and advantages over batteries in that sense."
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Indication of anomalous heat energy production in a reactor device
An experimental investigation of possible anomalous heat production in a special type of reactor tube named E-Cat HT is carried out. The reactor tube is charged with a small amount of hydrogen loaded nickel powder plus some additives. The reaction is primarily initiated by heat from resistor coils inside the reactor tube.
Measurement of the produced heat was performed with high-resolution thermal imaging cameras, recording data every second from the hot reactor tube.
The measurements of electrical power input were performed with a large bandwidth three-phase power analyzer. Data were collected in two experimental runs lasting 96 and 116 hours, respectively.
An anomalous heat production was indicated in both experiments. The 116-hour experiment also included a calibration of the experimental set-up without the active charge present in the E-Cat HT. In this case, no extra heat was generated beyond the expected heat from the electric input.
Computed volumetric and gravimetric energy densities were found to be far above those of any known chemical source. Even by the most conservative assumptions as to the errors in the measurements, the result is still one order of magnitude greater than conventional energy sources. (courtesy of zpenergy.com)
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Why E-Cat Looks Like a Hoax
In the past few days, several readers have submitted word of a paper published on Arxiv allegedly confirming the efficacy of Andrea Rossi's "E-Cat," a device Rossi says transmutes nickel into copper, producing cheap energy in the process.
Ethan Siegel of ScienceBlogs takes a skeptical look at the buzz surrounding this paper, and asks some seemingly obvious questions, pointing out various ways in which the cold-fusion / cheap-energy claims could be either confirmed or debunked.
First time accepted submitter CdXiminez writes with a capsule of Siegel's points: "What would it take to convince a reasonable observer that you've got a controlled nuclear reaction going on here?
Things not shown in the earlier report: Show that nuclear transmutation has in fact taken place; Start the device operating by whatever means you want, then disconnect all external power to it, and allow it to run; Place a gamma-ray detector around the device; Accurately monitor the power drawn from all sources to the device at all times, while also monitoring the energy output from the device at all times."
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Warpspeed Spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in Two Weeks
NASA’s Warp Drive Project: “Speeds” that Could Take a Spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in Two Weeks — Even Though the System is 4.3 Light-Years Away.
A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the development of a faster-than-light warp drive.
His proposed design, an ingenious re-imagining of an Alcubierre Drive, may eventually result in an engine that can transport a spacecraft to the nearest star in a matter of weeks — and all without violating Einstein’s law of relativity.
Essentially, the empty space behind a starship would be made to expand rapidly, pushing the craft in a forward direction — passengers would perceive it as movement despite the complete lack of acceleration.
White speculates that such a drive could result in “speeds” that could take a spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in a mere two weeks — even though the system is 4.3 light-years away.
In terms of the engine’s mechanics, a spheroid object would be placed between two regions of space-time (one expanding and one contracting).
A “warp bubble” would then be generated that moves space-time around the object, effectively repositioning it — the end result being faster-than-light travel without the spheroid (or spacecraft) having to move with respect to its local frame of reference.
“Remember, nothing locally exceeds the speed of light, but space can expand and contract at any speed..." (Thanks to Jim Tanner - JWD)
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Wireless microcontroller/PC interface for $3
Sending data from a microcontroller to a PC usually requires some sort of serial connection, either through fiddly on-chip USB, FTDI chips, or expensive radio ICs.
[Scott] didn’t want to deal with this when creating a network of wireless temperature sensors, so he hacked up a few cheap 433 MHz radio transmitters and receivers to transmit data to a PC for about $3.
After sensor data is collected on a microcontroller and sent over radio, there’s still the issue of getting it into a PC. For this, [Scott] piped the data into the microphone port of a cheap USB sound card. We’ve seen this trick before both in the world of microcontrollers and loading programs onto a Commodore 64 via a cassette interface.
Once the data is sent into the sound card, it’s decoded with a a small Python app. Given the range and quality of the RF transmitters and receivers [Scott] says it’s not an extremely reliable way to send data to a PC.
A Computer-based Smart Rifle With Incredible Accuracy, Now On Sale
"A story on NPR reports that the TrackingPoint rifle went on sale today, and can enable a 'novice' to hit a target 500 yards away on the first try.
The rifle's scope features a sophisticated color graphics display (video). The shooter locks a laser on the target by pushing a small button by the trigger...
But here's where it's different: You pull the trigger but the gun decides when to shoot.
It fires only when the weapon has been pointed in exactly the right place, taking into account dozens of variables, including wind, shake and distance to the target.
The rifle has a built-in laser range finder, a ballistics computer and a Wi-Fi transmitter to stream live video and audio to a nearby iPad.
Every shot is recorded so it can be replayed, or posted to YouTube or Facebook."
(I know everyone who watches sci-fi puzzles why robots are such horrible shooters. You'd think their targeting systems would be near infallible, so here we have something close to that in our world. - JWD)
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LEGO NXT Balancing Road TwoWheels Robot
LEGO NXT Two Wheels self balancing inverted pendulum Gyro stabilized position course and speed. Jumping and climbing functions in Road Mode. http://nxttwowheels.blogspot.com/
NXT Ballbot applies the same technology on two axis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Eau8y...
NXT Ballbot Simulation with MsExcel: http://ballbotexcel.blogspot.com/
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Magnetic ring antennas and Tractor Field
German boffins have discovered that two microscopic magnets glued together can create a radio antenna capable of transmitting into the GHz band - where mobile phone signals and other tech lies.
The disks are only 500 billionths of a metre wide and 10nm thick, so even once a pair of them are stuck together with a similarly sized non-magnetic layer between them, the overall component is still bloody small. At the centre of the resulting disk is a stable magnetic vortex allowing the device to transmit radio signals. It paves the way for a new generation of tiny antennas.
The existence of vortices in nanoscale magnetic disks has been known for a while. Various researchers hope to exploit them as computer memory, but the breakthrough here is the discovery that two stupidly tiny magnets will stabilise each other and thus permit high-frequency transmissions.
A magnetic disk 500nm across has north and south poles circling it, as though one has taken a chain of bar magnets and attached the last to the first to make a circle, a series of which make up the disk. But as one approaches the centre of the ring there is no longer room for our chain of poles so they're obliged to stand up, or point down, and it's this duality of position which lends itself to computer memory.
Apply a voltage to the disk and the vortex spins and emits radio waves. This is fine to a point, although once the frequency starts to get anywhere useful the polarity reverses and the spinning stops and has to be run up again in the opposite direction - not ideal for contiguous transmission.
Which is where the second disk comes in. Once the two disks are glued together the circular pattern of bar magnets goes into three dimensions: as well as curving around the disk our hypothetical magnets curve into each other creating something akin to a torus, stabilising the vortex core which can now be spun at much higher speeds.
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Magnetic tractor beam
Barns Are Painted Red Because of the Physics of Dying Stars
Have you ever noticed that almost every barn you have ever seen is red? There’s a reason for that, and it has to do with the chemistry of dying stars. Seriously.
Yonatan Zunger is a Google employee who decided to explain this phenomenon on Google+ recently. The simple answer to why barns are painted red is because red paint is cheap. The cheapest paint there is, in fact. But the reason it’s so cheap? Well, that’s the interesting part.
Red ochre—Fe2O3—is a simple compound of iron and oxygen that absorbs yellow, green and blue light and appears red. It’s what makes red paint red. It’s really cheap because it’s really plentiful. And it’s really plentiful because of nuclear fusion in dying stars.
As soon as the star hits the 56 nucleon (total number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus) cutoff, it falls apart. It doesn’t make anything heavier than 56. What does this have to do with red paint? Because the star stops at 56, it winds up making a ton of things with 56 neucleons. It makes more 56 nucleon containing things than anything else (aside from the super light stuff in the star that is too light to fuse).
The element that has 56 protons and neutrons in its nucleus in its stable state? Iron. The stuff that makes red paint.
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Hand-held "Sound Camera" Shows You the Source of Noises
"If you work with machinery, engines or appliances of any type, then you've likely experienced the frustration of hearing a troublesome noise coming from somewhere, but not being able to pinpoint where.
If only you could just grab a camera, and take a picture that showed you the noise's location. Well, soon you should be able to do so, as that's just what the SeeSV-S205 sound camera does."
Part of the reason that the SeeSV-S205 is so much smaller and simpler than other sound cameras lies in the fact that it doesn’t detect as wide of a range of frequencies. Co-inventor Prof.
Seok-Hyung Bae explained that this is because “Abnormal noises coming from industrial products have relatively higher frequencies.” As a result, it’s limited to noises between 350 Hz and 12 kHz – which should apparently be all that it really needs.
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Flying Car Crashes In British Columbia
"An experimental car has crashed near a school in British Columbia, Canada. Only five cars like this have been produced.
From the article: 'A release from the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) confirmed the flying car was "an American corporately registered I-Tech Maverick SP Powered Parachute" that had crashed.
The vehicle, known as "Maverick," uses a 100-metre runway to take off and flies under a parasail. But it also needs a 100-metre runway to make a safe landing.'"
According to the manufacturer's website, the car can travel at speeds up to 160 kilometres per hour on land and up to 65 kilometres per hour in the air. It costs at least $94,000 to purchase, according to the site.
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Rejuvenation of Aged with the Help of Young
Aged muscle successfully regenerates when grafted into muscle in a young host, but young muscle displays impaired regeneration when grafted into an aged host. It was hypothesized that there are systemic factors that support the robust regeneration of tissues in young animals and/or inhibit regeneration in old animals, and that these factors act to modulate the key molecular pathways that control the regenerative properties of progenitor cells.
The implication of this hypothesis is that old tissues might be made to regenerate as well as young tissues if, by means of systemic influences, the molecular pathways could be 'rejuvenated' from an old state to a young state. To test this hypothesis scientists have set up an experimental system in which – in contrast to transplantation – regenerating tissues in aged animals could be exposed only to the circulating factors of young animals, and vice versa.
They established parabiotic pairings between young and old mice (heterochronic parabioses), with parabiotic parings between two young mice or two old mice (isochronic parabioses) as controls. In parabiosis, animals develop vascular anastomoses and thus a single, shared circulatory system.
Previous work examining the effects of heterochronic parabiosis showed that such pairings may alter tissue function, but the effects on progenitor cell activity or tissue regeneration have not been examined. The loss of muscle regeneration with age is due at least in part to an age-related impairment in the upregulation of the Notch ligand Delta after muscle injury.
Therefore, it was tested whether heterochronic parabiosis restored Delta upregulation in aged satellite cells and thus enhanced their activation and proliferation. Using myofibre explantation to assess satellite cell activation, satellite cells for the expression of Delta has been analyzed. In young isochronic and heterochronic parabionts there was a marked upregulation of Delta in satellite cells, whereas Delta induction was lacking in the old, isochronic parabionts (Fig. 1), typical of the response of aged muscle.
Notably, satellite cells from the aged partners of heterochronic parabionts showed a marked upregulation of Delta, comparable to that found in their young partners (Fig. 1) and in young mice not subjected to parabiotic pairings. There was a slight inhibition of Delta upregulation in satellite cells from young mice in heterochronic parabioses compared with young isochronic parabionts (Fig. 1).
Thus, heterochronic parabiosis not only enhances the proliferative response of the resident aged progenitor cells, it also restores the key molecular signalling in these cells that is necessary for muscle regeneration.
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No ooga booga please
We can't be promoting discovery as only possible using some mystical skills from
'sensitives', it either works or it doesn't, no ooga-booga needed...its a matter
of not qualifying but of QUANTIFYING using meters, scopes, to build and test
actual, reproducible devices that work everytime, not just when the spirits
So I guess we have different approaches...I maintained and repaired hundreds of
machines, some very complex, over a period of 25 years in 3 different
photolabs...I loved it and modified many of the machines to correct design
errors and make them work longer with much less downtime as a direct result of
For me, using meters and logic is the only way to go for real world devices...
I love this spook stuff and would be privileged to be a part of quantifying it
for reliable effects so that it's no longer hand motions (boy is that RIPE for a
joke), but that we actually understand what it does, how it works and how to
measure it to control it.
I'm sure over time, humans will relearn how to manipulate aether/zpe to the
point we can focus the lense of our mind on a desired effect,
stomp the semi-crystalline, dilatant matrix of the aether/zpe into a puddle of
undifferentiated mud/clay to impinge our sustained will on it long enough,
projecting a virtual state image of our desire, so as it recrystallizes back
we will have programmed it to BECOME our desires...
An interesting reference to the Cargo Cult you made...and I've read about them
many times with clones all over the world and FIXTURES in all religions where
the ignorant (notice, NOT STUPID, just they don't yet understand how it works),
relegate science down to magic...such as believing because you can fly
(understand and use gravity), then you MUST BE A GOD.
A choice...woo-woo chants versus rote copying in hopes someone in the cult will
stumble on how it actually worked versus trying to feel or sense some superfine effect (if it even exists and
isn't a product of self-delusion by 'wanting to believe') that can't be measured
I choose NEITHER...
Learn all we can of science and metrics, study all the woo-woo stuff, try to
emulate it and measure it along the way...what triggers it...what sustains it,
what measurable, quantifiable effects it has and how to shut it down in a
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