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    09/16/2021 9:57:38 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 | CHRISTOPHER PLAIN·
    Warp Drive remained in the world of fiction until 1994 when Mexican Mathematician Miguel Alcubierre presented a mathematical model under which a human-piloted craft could theoretically exceed the speed of light. A decade passed, but quietly in the background, NASA brought in scientist Dr. Harold G. “Sonny” White in the mid-2000s to continue developing the Warp Drive. White made refinements to the original model, and in 2003 and 2011, significant leaps were made in Warp Drive theory, seemingly making the impossible a little more possible. Even more revisions have been, and today, the leading model for faster-than-light travel is dubbed...
  • {snip} Researcher reveals scheme to create and control gravitational fields using current technology

    01/09/2016 9:58:03 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies ^ | 8 January 2016 | Cheyenne Macdonald For
    'The most widespread source of gravitation is the inertial mass, which produces permanent gravitational fields. 'At the opposite, electromagnetic fields could be used to generate artificial, or human-made, gravitational fields, that could be switched on or off at will, depending whether their electromagnetic progenitors are present or not.' The experiment would require major resources, but if successful, it would give humans the power to control the 'last of four fundamental forces,' not within our grips. Current research, the scientist argues, observes and aims to understand gravitational fields, but makes no attempts to change them. 'Somehow, studying gravity is a contemplative...
  • Update on Podkletnov gravity modification work and rumors

    06/18/2014 1:36:15 AM PDT · by Renfield · 18 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | 5-14-2014 | Brian Wang
    American Antigravity interviewed Eugene Podkletnov to discuss recent (2004 to 2013) experimental antigravity research in gravity modification and superconductors. For nearly two decades Dr. Podkletnov has been researching the link between gravitation and high-temperature superconductors, and just recently published the peer-review results of new experiments he’s conducted to measure the speed of a force-beam projected by a stationary superconducting apparatus he’s developed. Podkletnov is well-known for his experiments involving YBCO superconductors, which produced a gravity-shielding effect that was investigated by NASA and has been the subject of many peer-review papers. He describes continuing his experiments in this area, and indicates...
  • The First Test That Proves General Theory of Relativity Wrong

    02/20/2014 3:47:32 PM PST · by Kevmo · 290 replies ^ | March 24th, 2006, 12:39 GMT · | By Vlad Tarko According to Einstein's theory of general relativity, a moving mass should create another field, called gravitomagnetic field, besides its static gravitational field. This field has now been measured for the first time and to the scientists' astonishment, it proved to be no less than one hundred million trillion times larger than Einstein's General Relativity predicts. According to Einstein's theory of general relativity, a moving mass should create another field, called gravitomagnetic field, besides its static gravitational field. This field has now been measured for the first time and to the scientists' astonishment, it proved to be no less than...
  • The Flow of Energy

    10/15/2011 8:52:58 AM PDT · by Kevmo · 8 replies
    Space, Propulsion & Energy Sciences International Forum - 2011 ^ | October 2011 | F. Znidarsica*, G. A. Robertsonb
    Available online at Physics Procedia 20 (2011) 457–464 1875-3892 © 2011 Published by Elsevier B.V. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of Institute for Advanced studies in Space, Propulsion and Energy Sciences doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2011.08.040 Space, Propulsion & Energy Sciences International Forum - 2011 The Flow of Energy F. Znidarsica*, G. A. Robertsonb aRegistered Professional Engineer in the state of Pennsylvania, Johnstown, PA 15906 bInstitute for Advanced Studies in the Space, Propulsion & Energy Sciences, 265 Ita Ann, Madison, AL 35757 Abstract In this paper, the flow of energy in materials is presented as mechanical waves with a distinct velocity or...
  • Mark Felt Hinted at Exotic Antigravity Project?

    06/13/2005 1:16:58 PM PDT · by Destro · 46 replies · 2,396+ views ^ | 09/06/2005 - 19:26 | Thien Vehl
    Mark Felt Hinted at Exotic Antigravity Project? Thien Vehl, jeudi, 09/06/2005 - 19:26 Fil de presse | Politique A few years ago while in San Francisco, Bob Woodward made an intriguing remark. He told the San Francisco Chronicle he wouldn’t expose Deep Throat until the man died but that when he died people would begin to research the case and one thing would lead to another. Woodward said it would all lead to a “fantastic” discovery. Now that we know that Deep Throat was W. Mark Felt, former #2 man at the FBI and the architect of J. Edgar Hoover’s...
  • The Suppression of Inconvenient Facts in Physics

    06/07/2009 7:50:26 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 82 replies · 2,375+ views
    Suppressed Science.Net ^ | 12/06/08 |
    The Suppression of Inconvenient Facts in Physics "Textbooks present science as a noble search for truth, in which progress depends on questioning established ideas. But for many scientists, this is a cruel myth. They know from bitter experience that disagreeing with the dominant view is dangerous - especially when that view is backed by powerful interest groups. Call it suppression of intellectual dissent. The usual pattern is that someone does research or speaks out in a way that threatens a powerful interest group, typically a government, industry or professional body. As a result, representatives of that group attack the...

    05/20/2002 1:45:50 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 661+ views
    The Scientific American ^ | June 2002 | GEORGE MUSSER
    PHYSICS A Philosopher's Stone COULD SUPERCONDUCTORS TRANSMUTE ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION INTO GRAVITATIONAL WAVES? BY GEORGE MUSSER MAKINGWAVES Like an ordinary magnetic field, a gravitomagnetic field exerts a force on moving masses at right angles to their velocity. The rotating earth, for example, generates a gravitomagnetic field that torques satellite orbits, as observations over the past several years have confirmed. The Gravity Probe B satellite, scheduled for launch early next year, should precisely measure this effect, which is also known as the Lense-Thirring effect, or "frame dragging." Even if Chiao's contraption works, it wouldn't allow the generation of antigravity fields, as...
  • A Test for Exotic Propulsion?

    10/12/2009 1:33:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 1,025+ views
    Centauri-Dreams ^ | 10/12/09 | Paul Gilster
    Can we calculate the gravitational field of a mass moving close to the speed of light? Franklin Felber (Starmark Inc) believes he can, with implications for propulsion. Back in 2006 we looked briefly at Felber’s work, describing what the physicist believes to be a repulsive gravitational field that emerges from his results. Felber discussed the matter at the Space Technology and Applications International meeting that year, where he presented his calculations of the ‘relativistically exact motion of a payload in the gravitational field of a source moving with constant velocity.’ Above a certain critical velocity, Felber believes, any mass...
  • Kilo prototype mysteriously loses weight

    09/13/2007 1:29:09 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 65 replies · 1,319+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2007 | JAMEY KEATEN
    The 118-year-old cylinder that is the international prototype for the metric mass, kept tightly under lock and key outside Paris, is mysteriously losing weight — if ever so slightly. Physicist Richard Davis of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sevres, southwest of Paris, says the reference kilo appears to have lost 50 micrograms compared with the average of dozens of copies. "The mystery is that they were all made of the same material, and many were made at the same time and kept under the same conditions, and yet the masses among them are slowly drifting apart," he...
  • Physicists have 'solved' mystery of levitation

    08/06/2007 8:31:10 AM PDT · by AFreeBird · 138 replies · 5,709+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 3:43pm BST 06/08/2007 | Roger Highfield, Science Editor
    Levitation has been elevated from being pure science fiction to science fact, according to a study reported today by physicists.   In theory the discovery could be used to levitate a person In earlier work the same team of theoretical physicists showed that invisibility cloaks are feasible. Now, in another report that sounds like it comes out of the pages of a Harry Potter book, the University of St Andrews team has created an 'incredible levitation effects’ by engineering the force of nature which normally causes objects to stick together. Professor Ulf Leonhardt and Dr Thomas Philbin, from the University...
  • Gravity detector could provide clues to the shape of the universe

    01/09/2007 12:19:17 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies · 954+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | Monday, January 8, 2007 | Eric Hand
    Ramanath Cowsik, a Washington University physicist, will poke and prod at some of the most daunting problems remaining in physics: What is causing the universe to fly apart, faster and faster each year?Why is gravity so weak and so different from the other basic forces in the universe? And what is the true shape of the universe? In an era of big science -- billion-dollar space telescopes and atom smashers -- Cowsik's approach is refreshingly small. The apparatus, called a torsion balance, is cheap and based on a centuries-old idea. He says the torsion balance will cost about $100,000. When...
  • Scientists levitate gold coins

    04/10/2003 4:42:08 PM PDT · by vannrox · 31 replies · 1,031+ views
    BBC News ^ | Published: 2003/04/10 07:19:37 | BBC News
    Scientists levitate gold coins Scientists have shown that levitation is not just a trick from a Harry Potter book. Researchers at the University of Nottingham have used magnetism to make solid objects such as coins float in the air. Scientists have already proven strong, varying magnetic fields could exert an upward force on objects in their path. The Nottingham team found this effect could be dramatically enhanced in cold, magnetised oxygen. Magnetic levitation occurs when the magnetic force is strong enough to overcome gravity and balance a body's weight. Cold oxygen provides extra buoyancy through the "magneto-Archimedes" effect -...
  • Gamma Ray Bursts, Earthquakes (The 12/26 tsunami), and Superwaves

    02/21/2005 6:40:07 AM PST · by frithguild · 22 replies · 2,813+ views ^ | Post tsunami | Paul LaViolette
    The brightest gamma ray burst ever recorded arrived on December 27, 2004 at Universal Time 21 hours, 30 minutes. The blast was 100 times more intense than any burst that had been previously recorded, equaling the brightness of the full Moon, but at gamma ray wavelengths. Gamma ray counts spiked to a maximum in 1.5 seconds and then declined over a 5 minute period with 7.57 second pulsations. It was determined to have originated from SGR 1806-20, a neutron star 20 kilometers in diameter which rotates once every 7.5 seconds, matching the GRB pulsation period. SGR 1806-20 is located about...
  • Will The End of Oil Mean The End of America? (Wishful thinking alert!)

    03/03/2004 12:46:26 PM PST · by Joe Brower · 79 replies · 1,360+ views ^ | 3/1/2004 | Robert Freeman
    Will The End of Oil Mean The End of America?Robert FreemanMonday, March 1, 2004 In Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig tells the story of a South American Indian tribe that has devised an ingenious monkey trap. The Indians cut off the small end of a coconut and stuff it with sweetmeats and rice. They tether the other end to a stake and place it in a clearing. Soon, a monkey smells the treats inside and comes to see what it is. It can just barely get its hand into the coconut but, stuffed with booty,...
  • Towards a new test of general relativity?

    03/25/2006 11:13:27 AM PST · by PatrickHenry · 89 replies · 1,196+ views
    European Space Agency ^ | 23 March 2006 | Staff
    Scientists funded by the European Space Agency have measured the gravitational equivalent of a magnetic field for the first time in a laboratory. Under certain special conditions the effect is much larger than expected from general relativity and could help physicists to make a significant step towards the long-sought-after quantum theory of gravity. Just as a moving electrical charge creates a magnetic field, so a moving mass generates a gravitomagnetic field. According to Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, the effect is virtually negligible. However, Martin Tajmar, ARC Seibersdorf Research GmbH, Austria; Clovis de Matos, ESA-HQ, Paris; and colleagues have measured...
  • Warp drive possible

    03/08/2006 9:05:34 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 57 replies · 838+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, June 10, 1999 | Dr David Whitehouse
    Miguel Alcubierre came up with the idea of expanding the space behind a starship and contracting it in front of it. The starship would rest in a "warp bubble" between the two spacetime distortions. The result would be a wave in spacetime along which the starship would surf... There would be no limit to the velocity that a starship could attain. It could travel faster than the speed of light because the starship would, strictly speaking, be stationary in the space of its warp bubble. Also, the starship and its crew would be weightless and would therefore not be crushed...
  • Physicists Achieve Quantum Entanglement Between Remote Ensembles of Atoms

    12/08/2005 6:59:01 PM PST · by sourcery · 41 replies · 1,359+ views | Caltech ^ | December 08, 2005
    Physicists have managed to "entangle" the physical state of a group of atoms with that of another group of atoms across the room. This research represents an important advance relevant to the foundations of quantum mechanics and to quantum information science, including the possibility of scalable quantum networks (i.e., a quantum Internet) in the future. Reporting in the December 8 issue of the journal Nature, California Institute of Technology physicist H. Jeff Kimble and his colleagues announce the first realization of entanglement for one "spin excitation" stored jointly between two samples of atoms. In the Caltech experiment, the atomic ensembles...
  • Testing the gravitational inverse-square law

    04/26/2005 5:50:38 PM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 48 replies · 3,050+ views
    Physics World ^ | April 2005 | Eric Adelberger, Blayne Heckel and C D Hoyle
    If the universe contains more than three spatial dimensions, as many physicists believe, our current laws of gravity should break down at small distances. Nothing seems more certain than the "fact" that there are three dimensions of space. But can we be sure that there are only three dimensions? Imagine a tightrope walker balancing on a cable high above the ground. To the tightrope walker the cable is effectively a 1D object, because he only needs one coordinate to specify his position as he walks back and forth. But an ant, for instance, sees the cable as a 2D object,...
  • First speed of gravity measurement revealed

    01/07/2003 6:23:34 PM PST · by forsnax5 · 297 replies · 2,123+ views ^ | 01/07/2003 | Ed Fomalont and Sergei Kopeikin
    The speed of gravity has been measured for the first time. The landmark experiment shows that it travels at the speed of light, meaning that Einstein's general theory of relativity has passed another test with flying colours. Ed Fomalont of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Sergei Kopeikin of the University of Missouri in Columbia made the measurement, with the help of the planet Jupiter. "We became the first two people to know the speed of gravity, one of the fundamental constants of nature," the scientists say, in an article in New Scientist print edition. One important...