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originally posted by: JimOberg
I ran through the notes for space-related material and found it a hodge-podge of garbled notes with no evidence of first-hand familiarity with the topic.
Specifically -- he just lifted a story Clark McClelland had told about von Braun, that he had lifted from a Tim Good book, a story that Good had lifted from an unnamed Brit UFO newsletter while falsely footnoting its source.
Here are the details and the original research a colleague of mine did on that bogus "von Braun" story.
Brattain and H. R. Moore made a demonstration to several of their colleagues and managers at Bell Labs on the afternoon of 23 December 1947, often given as the birth date of the transistor. The "PNP point-contact germanium transistor" operated as a speech amplifier with a power gain of 18 in that trial. In 1956 John Bardeen, Walter Houser Brattain, and William Bradford Shockley were honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect". Twelve people are mentioned as directly involved in the invention of the transistor in the Bell Laboratory.
originally posted by: KellyPrettyBear
a reply to: vethumanbeing
Well that's interesting. So was mine.Yours is the only other BTUFO sighting I've ever heard of described like that.
Did it look anything like my hand drawing?
originally posted by: AboveBoard
a reply to: lostgirl
Thank you! I was very excited to see that this has only been in earliest development since the 1990's and higher applications are now possible because of it, such as the use of lasers with the fibers, quantum computing potential, etc.
I don't know, obviously, if this is PROOF of anything (in fact, technically speaking, its not) but it sure made my spidey sense tingle... Or maybe Batman is better? As in "Holy Fiber Optics, Batman!" lol!