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reply to post by Bedlam
Dammit, now you went and made me think about it.
Since there is, in effect, no trailing edge which would provide a net downward movement of air, I wouldn't think that there would be any aerodynamic lift provided by spin alone.
The fact he isn't willing to go through a peer-review process shows he at least has no respect for science
Podkletnov will eventually discover (like Dr Li probably has...) that it's not anti-gravity, it's anti-inertia.
We know that gravity is linked to time
originally posted by: MysterX
a reply to: ErosA433
That was 20 years ago though wasn't it?
A lot can happen in 20 years.
This spinning disk technology isn't referring to a Coanda effect afaik, it is artificial gravity.
Note where he is speaking about making an electrical turbine operate on it's own, using very little input energy?
He says we can make one side or half of the turbine blades artificially heavy and the other side artifically light..causing an imbalance and thus turning the rotor...nothing about blowing air around a curved surface.
He also mentions 'FTL' speeds...air over a curved surface won't do that, even in Sci-Fi.
originally posted by: lemmin
During the last two years we made considerable advances in this research and, using all the information that we had before, we have now the technology which allows us to make objects heavier or lighter.
If you aren't familiar with Podkletnov, it may be because his initial claims were disregarded on the basis of circumstance and, possibly, simple disbelief. In 1996, he withdrew his peer-reviewed article from publication in the Journal of Physics after the speculation arose, fueled by its leaking to the main-stream media. The withdrawal was assumed to be his admission to false claims, or possibly inaccurate results. Since then, numerous labs have been alleged to have attempted to further his research.
Read More in this Wired article
But that isn't what I've come here to share today. The quote above is from an interview with Podkletnov from July 2013 with some exciting, yet incredulous, statements.
Again, for the unfamiliar, Podkletnov's known work includes a "rotating disk" experiment that allegedly reduces the affects of gravity, and an "Impulse Gravity Generator" which allegedly creates gravity waves.
The rotating disk required a superconducting material, cooled to extreme temperature using liquid nitrogen. In the interview, Podkletnov claims to have advanced this technology:
When asked if he has published any of his new research:
He goes on to further explain what possible "engineering and application" could imply:
This interview is exciting because it is the first time he has expressed confidence in actual real-world application of his research. I believe this would suggest some break-through level work being accomplished and can only hope to see it in my life time.
Or maybe it's a hoax. You be the judge!
Here is a link to the full interview.
And a link to the MP3 for those whose computers won't play it (like mine).
An ATS thread about his previous interview.
A 1 kg mass traveling at 99% of the speed of light would have a kinetic energy of 5.47×1017 joules. In explosive terms, it would be equal to 132 megatons of TNT or approximately 32 megatons more than the theoretical max yield of Tsar Bomba, the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated. 1 kg of mass-energy is 8.99×1016 joules or about 21.5 megatons of TNT.