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Entangled Particle Holographics
- Entangled Particle Holographics suggests that all things in the universe are interconnected informationally. It also maintains that underlying this unity or oneness is the mystifying and mysterious dance between all matter and energy and information. Simply put, the basic promise of Entangled Particle Holographics is that the most profound insights about our universe will be discovered among the most subtle, implicit, and invisible phenomena of the sub-quantum level. http://colossalstorage.net/
- The Holographic Paradigm and
- Collective DNA Consciousness
Support Advanced Energy Technology
- New, experimental hydrogen/oxygen electrolysing gas generator is now officially offered at http://www.nuenergy. This product is being introduced to raise money to help the development of a radiant energy generator to its next stage. Without your support it just isn't going to happen.
Restricting Public Research Libraries
- US Government Restricting Research Libraries: http://yro.slashdot.org. "In a move that has been termed 'positively Orwellian' by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility Executive Director Jeff Ruch, George W. Bush is ending public access to research materials at EPA regional libraries without Congressional consent. This all-out effort to impede research and public access is a [loosely] covert operation to close down 26 technical libraries under the guise of budgetary constraint. Scientists are protesting, but at
least 15 of the libraries will be closed by Sept. 30, 2006."
- Traditional methods for creating silicon dioxide for semiconductors involve furnaces that heat the raw material above 1000° C, consuming power and requiring expensive cooling apparatus. Now, researchers at the University College of London, UK, have developed a process that uses low-temperature
ultraviolet light instead. The developers contend that the savings from reduced equipment costs and energy use will once again bring down the price of products for customers.
Researchers also think the process eventually could be used to create circuits on other materials including cloth for smart clothing and paper for electronic books or plastic electronics. http://news.bbc.co.uk/
Strange Pulsing Star
- Strange Pulsing Star Puzzles Astronomers
By Jeanna Bryner
Special to SPACE.com
"Odd flashing pulses coming from a super-magnetic star called a magnetar have astronomers glued to telescopes across the globe.
Magnetars are particularly energetic versions of neutron stars, which are the burned out remnants of regular stars.
In March, astronomers detected a magnetar approximately 10,000 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius, emitting regularly timed radio pulses. Theory had predicted that due to their high magnetic fields - 100 to 1,000 times stronger than typical radio pulsars - magnetars would be unlikely to send out radio waves.
The recent sighting, which relied on the Parkes radio telescope in Australia, is causing them to rethink fundamental theories about these extreme stars.
Previous to our detection there were some theories that explained why you could not get radio emission from magnetars; obviously those are now
incorrect, said Fernando Camilo of the Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory at Columbia University in New York.
The findings were detailed in the Aug. 24 issue of the scientific journal Nature.
Referred to as XTE J1810-197, the magnetar was first spotted by NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer in 2003 when the object abruptly "came to life" with a strong burst of X-rays. Then, in 2004, astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array radio telescope found the object was emitting radio waves.
To explain the anomaly, the scientists presumed the radio waves were emitted from a cloud of particles flung from the neutron star at the time of the X-ray burst. This theory was soon proved wrong when Camilo and his colleagues discovered that XTE J1810-197 was emitting strong radio pulsations every 5.5 seconds, which corresponds to the estimated rotation rate of this magnetar.
The research team suspects that the magnetar's mega magnetic field is twisting, causing the electric currents flowing along its magnetic field lines to change locations. These currents, they think, are fueling the detected radio pulses.
Beacons of light
Like their galactic cousins radio pulsars, magnetars are a type of spinning neutron star thought to result from the explosive death, or supernova, of a massive star. These spinning neutron stars emit a constant stream of electromagnetic particles from their magnetic poles. As the star whips around on its axis, the particles traveling at near-light-speed sweep out into space. When they shine toward Earth, astronomers pick up the ejections as pulses with radio and X-ray telescopes.
A magnetar's powerful magnetic field means that as the field decays, the star emits high-energy radiation in the form of X-rays. The magnetic field from a magnetar would make an aircraft carrier spin around and point north quicker than a compass needle on Earth," said David Helfand of Columbia University.
More dazzling finds
With further probing, the researchers are finding even more bizarre traits of this celestial lighthouse.
Perhaps even more
surprising was the characteristic of this emission, which differs in many significant respects from 'normal' pulsar emission, said Camilo. For instance, the brightness of the radio pulses varies from day to day, a phenomenon not found in the 1,700 or so known radio pulsars.
Another surprise: Most pulsars get weaker at higher radio frequencies.
"For me, one of the most spectacular characteristics of the emission is that its spectrum is apparently flat," Camilo said. That means its brightness is the same at all frequencies observed, all the way from 350 megahertz to 140 gigahertz. A typical pulsar would be about 15,000 times fainter at the higher frequency compared to the lower, and so it wouldn't be detected. "It would be too faint," Camilo said.
In fact, 140 Ghz is the highest frequency ever detected from a neutron star, making XTE J1810-197 the brightest neutron star known.
Camilo doesn't expect the light show to last forever though. Like the
X-rays, which have fizzled out since the 2003 outburst, the radio pulses
will most likely fade as the star's rotation slows.
"It could be next month, which is why we've been collecting data with all the telescopes we can get our hands on, like crazy, in case it disappears quickly, and also because it's so cool. Or it could be in 100 years," Camilo said.
Do astronomers expect to find more oddball magnetars? "We shall see," said one of the co-authors, John
Reynolds, officer-in-charge at the CSIRO Parkes Observatory. "This discovery will certainly heighten interest among pulsar astronomers throughout the world in observing magnetars. It will be a little surprising if more are not detected in the coming months."
- Photonic crystals are materials with a periodic variation of the refractive index, which influences the propagation of electromagnetic waves in an analogous way as electron waves are influenced in semiconductors.
The concept of photonic crystals was introduced by E. Yablonovitch and S. John in 1987. Yablonovitch observed the excited state of an atom in a photonic crystal. He suggested that for this state the spontaneous emission of frequencies lying in the band gap of the crystal should be inhibited. S. John aimed at photon localization by introducing a random refractive index variation. Theoretical work shows, that not all 3D structures have a band gap in all directions even at highest possible refractive index contrast. Structures with complete band gap are the diamond structure and the inverse face-centered-cubic lattice (fcc, opal structure). The width of the band gap depends on the contrast of the refractive index between the solid and its surrounding medium and on the packing density. The broadest band gap was predicted so far for the inverse Opal structure with a packing density of 14%.
3D photonic crystals working at microwave frequencies have been fabricated by microlithography techniques. For the optoelectronic industry the operational wavelength is around 1.5 microns and the lattice constant of a useful photonic crystal has to be of the order of
500nm. The microlithography technique cannot be easily applied to fabricate 3D periodic structures with feature sizes comparable to the wavelength of visible light. However it has been shown in X-ray lithography experiments that structures of 25 nm can be produced, but 3D photonic crystals have not
yet been obtained. An alternative route to 3D photonic crystals is based on the self-organization of monodisperse silica aerogel spheres. By introducing materials with high refractive index in the empty space between the globules, and by production the inverse opal structure (Fig. 6) by dissolving the silica aerogel spheres, the contrast of the refractive index becomes so large, that a photonic crystal may be obtained. However, the production of an ideal opal structure is still very difficult, as a few
structural defects in the crystal are sufficient to partially destroy the band gap. WARNING: Attempting to operate a magnetron outside its designed cavity is VERY dangerous and will not only decrease its useful life, but will also pose a serious threat to the operator of the device. Microwaves can cause cataracts and deep thermal burns. Any electronic equipment within range of the magnetron will be instantly destroyed. Bioelectromagnetic sheilding required.
UFO Symposium Speaker Shares His Family Secret
- Interview with Jesse Marcel, Jr. the man who's father was allegedly involved with clean-up of the infamous Roswell crash debris. http://cbs4denver.com
U.S. Using Dangerous Form of New Weapons
From Brett Wagner, president of the California Center for Strategic Studies:
The California Center for Strategic Studies (CCSS) has been gathering additional evidence that the U.S. government has deployed a very dangerous new form of weapon in Iraq, apparently without congressional
We have now set up an online petition calling on the U.S. Congress to oppose the development and deployment of the "pain ray" and the "death ray" at
www.PetitionOnline.com. The petition also serves as a rough draft for prospective legislation.
"From the 'pain ray' to the 'death ray': Have direct energy weapons already been deployed by U.S. forces in Iraq?"
By Brett Wagner
Nothing in my training or experience as a national security specialist prepared me for what I witnessed last month when viewing a newly released documentary news video concerning an extremely controversial new generation of U.S. weaponry which may have already been secretly deployed in Iraq. This sort of thing is not for the faint of heart. For the past few years the U.S. military has been developing new technology based on "directed energy" yielding two new types of weapons.
The first, "Active Denial System," has been nicknamed the "pain ray" -- and with good reason. It fires out millimeter waves -- a sort of cousin of microwaves, in the 95 GHz range. The invisible beams penetrate just 1/64th of an inch beneath the skin, directly affecting the nerve endings, and a 2-second burst can heat the skin to 130 degrees.
Charles Heal, a widely recognized authority on nonlethal weapons who has dubbed the ray the "Holy Grail of crowd control," likened it to having a hot iron pressed against the skin.
Deploying the pain ray would be a clear violation of international law, which prohibits weapons whose primary intention is to inflict pain. Earlier this year, a U.S. military commander in Iraq requested that, despite the ban, the weapon be deployed immediately. But following the efforts of our
organization and others opposing that request, Washington has indefinitely delayed any deployment pending further testing and analysis.
The second form of directed energy weaponry fires out microwaves, a form of energy well known for its use in modern kitchen appliances. I have nicknamed this weapon the "death ray" -- and with good reason. Exposing mammals to microwaves is known to make them explode [remember the story a few years ago about a woman who thought she might dry her freshly washed poodle faster by sticking him in the microwave oven??].
The documentary news video in question, which was released online recently (16 May 2006) by a major Italian news service, examines evidence that the U.S. military has deployed dating back to the 2003 battle for Baghdad Airport a new generation of weaponry likely based on firing microwaves.
Viewer discretion is advised: even as a former professor for the U.S. Naval War College, this goes way beyond my comfort zone Judging from the reported effects of the weaponry, it likely includes "speed
of light" technology defying the generic term "laser" and it is my professional opinion that it also likely includes the use of microwaves, judging from the descriptions of bodies that seem to have inexplicably exploded.
However, I cannot imagine the scientific explanation for the cadavers that reportedly shrunk to the size of approximately one-meter in length after being exposed to some sort of ray (the cause of death) and then inadvertently struck by bullets. Neither do I have an explanation for what one eyewitness describes as a bus transformed "like a cloth, like a wet cloth" and shrunk to the size of a Volkswagen. To me, it sounds like a very intense form of microwaves.
The statements by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and General Myers excerpted from a 2003 archived press conference are especially revealing:
JOURNALIST: Mr. Secretary, can I ask you a question about some of the technology that you're developing to fight the war on terrorists, specifically directed energy and high-powered microwave technology? When do you envision that you can weaponize that type of technology?
Also noteworthy was the inclusion of footage, albeit very brief, near the end of the documentary of the "pain ray" being tested on a person identified as an American soldier. The person exposed to the ray obviously experienced excruciating pain before ducking quickly out of the line of fire.
DONALD RUMSFELD (appearing noticeably uncomfortable with the question): In the normal order of things, when you invest in research and development and begin a developmental project, you don't have any intention or expectations that one would use it. On the other hand, the real world intervenes from
time to time, and you reach in there and take something out that is still in a developmental stage, and you might use it.
JOURNALIST: But you sound like you're willing to experiment with it.
GENERAL MYERS: Yeah, I think that's the point. And I think we have from the beginning of this conflict. I think General Franks [commander of U.S. forces in Iraq] has been very open to looking at new things, if there are new things available, and has been willing to put them into the fight, even before they've been fully wrung out. And we will continue to do that.
The closing remarks in the documentary by highly-respected military analyst William Arkin echo my widely-publicized concerns regarding the implications of the pain ray for use in crowd control in the U.S. and the potential threat to our basic civil liberties, such as our First Amendment rights of
peaceable assembly and to petition the government for a redress of our grievances (not to mention undermining the norms expressed by Sixth Amendment prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment).
These types of weapons pose a dire threat to the world as we know it and their deployment must be prevented at all cost. At the very least, they could ignite a new global arms race, which in turn would lead to increasing global instability or worse. We simply must not allow this "Brave New World" to enter our own.
Brett Wagner is president of the California Center for Strategic Studies (www.TheCaliforniaCenter.org).
Additional research was provided by CCSS analysts Jacob Shepard and Clay Fordahl. (The video cited can be viewed in English, Italian or Arabic by clicking on
The California Center for Strategic Studies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt educational institute as recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and is incorporated in the State of California.
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