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If we can engineer the structure of the local quantum vacuum state, we can engineer the fabric of our reality at the most fundamental level (thus affecting a physical system's inertial and gravitational properties). This realization would greatly advance the fields of aerospace propulsion and power generation.
......we now know that the unnamed general is Major General William N. McCasland, who up until 2013 was the Commander of a top Air Force Research Laboratory.
Here is a brief biography of McCasland prior to his retirement:
Maj. Gen. William N. McCasland is the Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is responsible for managing the Air Force’s $2.2 billion science and technology program as well as additional customer funded research and development of $2.2 billion. He is also responsible for a global workforce of approximately 10,800 people in the laboratory’s component technology directorates, 711th Human Performance Wing and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
McCasland’s biography clearly establishes that he had the necessary scientific and technical background to be very familiar with the topic of advanced aerospace technologies related to the UFO phenomenon.
It seems a little strange but apparently they have tried to reject some patents that obviously were non-functional and in some cases the rejection was appealed and the courts decided they couldn't do that, so it seems now they don't really try that hard to reject obviously non-functional devices.
originally posted by: surfer_soul
Seems like quite a contradictory and odd policy the US patent office has.
Then they list a perpetual motion machine patent application and a handful of other specific cases where it seemed they wouldn't work like "an invention asserted to change the taste of food using a magnetic field" but they say such cases are so extremely rare (they only list 7), that they offer the following guidance:
Situations where an invention is found to be “inoperative” and therefore lacking in utility are rare, and rejections maintained solely on this ground by a federal court even rarer. In many of these cases, the utility asserted by the applicant was thought to be “incredible in the light of the knowledge of the art, or factually misleading” when initially considered by the Office.
So theoretically they have the ability to reject non-working patents, but if they've only done that a few times and the courts haven't upheld some of their decisions to do that, they seem more likely to grant the patent as long as it doesn't say it's a perpetual motion machine.
These examples are fact specific and should not be applied as a per se rule. Thus, in view of the rare nature of such cases, Office personnel should not label an asserted utility “incredible,” “speculative” or otherwise unless it is clear that a rejection based on “lack of utility” is proper.
Thus, an electromagnetic generator operating in accordance with the present invention should be considered not as a perpetual motion machine, but rather as a system in which flux radiated from a permanent magnet is converted into electricity, which is used both to power the apparatus and to power an external load.
I've never seen proof of mass reduction, but that turbo encabulator sounds impressive!
originally posted by: Phage
Essentially, the wormhole involves connecting two potentially distant regions of space bу а topological shortcut. Theoretically, one would enter the wormhole and instantaneously bе transported to the exit located in а distant region of space. Although no observational evidence of wormholes exists, theoretically they саn exist as а valid solution to general relativity.
This paper has considered the possibility-even likelihood-that future developments with regard to advanced aerospace technologies will trend in the direction of manipulating the underlying spacetime structure of the vacuum of space itself bу processes that сап Ье called vacuum engineering or metric engineering. Far from being simply а fanciful concept, а significant literature exists in peer-reviewed, Тier 1 physics publications in which the topic is explored in detail.
The analysis presented herein, а form of general relativity for engineers, takes advantage of the fact that in GR а minimal-assumption, metric tensor арргоасh can bе used that is model-independent-that is, it does not depend on knowledge of the specific mechanisms or dynamics that result in spacetime alterations but rather only assumes that а technology exists that сап control and manipulate (that is, engineer) the spacetime variables to advantage. Such an арргоасh requires only that the hypothesized spacetime alterations result in effects consonant with the currently known GR physics principles.
English/Nat British and Dutch scientists using a giant magnetic field have made a frog float in mid- air, and might even be able to do the same thing with a human being. The team from Britain's University of Nottingham and the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands has also succeeded in levitating plants, grasshoppers and fish. Scientists at the University of Nijmegen in Holland have managed to make a frog float six feet (approximately two metres) in the air - and they say the trick could easily be repeated with a human.
I assume it's not true, because levitating a frog shouldn't take much power. However if you post a link confirming the rumor I'd be happy to change my opinion if appropriate.
originally posted by: 0bserver1
Now I don't know if it's true about the power outage but that's the rumor about that experiment.
When Tesla achieved a desired result, such as lighting a bulb at a distance of 60 meters from his tower, he interpreted it as a success, while ignoring the fact that he was drawing ridiculously large amounts of power from the local power grid. Because the amount of power his tower drew was so large, Tesla was only permitted to run his tower during the night.
if you post a link confirming the rumor I'd be happy to change my opinion
Wow, that might be as inefficient as Tesla using that entire Wardenclyffe tower to light a light bulb. Thanks for the info. I imagine there might be ways to levitate a frog more efficiently.
originally posted by: moebius
The magnet required 4MW to run, which is quite a bit. Those are resistive losses and would need some serious cooling. Levitation itself does not require any power.