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It seems that as recently as 2008 Boeing was actively looking into Podkletnov's research. They started researching it as far back as 2002. and i
BBC: Boeing Tries To Defy Gravity
If you read up a little more on the subject you would have found that many of the worlds governments are highly interested in his research but, due to
his desire to keep the research available to everyone and not restricted to military black projects is probably the reason people related to the
defense industry would benefit from his name being smeared and his research being scrubbed.
Boeing Internal Report Looks At Podkletnov
Some material from one of the initial documents released in the Sunday telegraph in 1996. The article also indicated the research of Ning Li and
Nasa's interest into the field of gravity modification.
However, Dr. Ning Li, a senior research scientist at the University of Alabama, said that the atoms inside superconductors may magnify the effect
enormously. Her research is funded by NASA's Marshall Space Flight centre at Huntsville, Alabama, and Whitt Brantley, the chief of Advanced Concepts
Office there, said: "We're taking a look at it, because if we don't, we'll never know." The Finnish team is already expanding its programme, to
see if it can amplify the anti-gravity effect. In its latest experiments, the team has measured a two per cent drop in the weight of objects suspended
over the device -and double that if one device is suspended over another. If the team can increase the effect substantially, the commercial
implications are enormous.
Coincidentally, this article from WIRED
the one your talking about, maybe not, but he concludes that there is no reason to write Podkletnov off as a hoaxer or a fake. He even goes to NASA
and they take him into their lab that was inspired by P's research!
Astonishingly enough, since Podkletnov seems to be very hard to get an interview with, WIRED finally does get an interview with him where he says how
he measured his findings. Zorgon is this the instumentation you were curious about? He calls it a manometer:
He claims that he placed a mercury manometer (similar to a barometer) over the superconducting disc and recorded a 4-mm reduction in air pressure,
because the air itself had been reduced in weight. Then he took the manometer upstairs to the lab above his and found exactly the same result - as if
his equipment were generating an invisible column of low gravity extending upward indefinitely into space, exactly as H. G. Wells described it almost
a century ago.
At NASA, David Noever feels that gravity reduction should diminish with distance. Podkletnov, though, has proved to his own satisfaction that the
effect has no limit; and if he's right, a 2 percent weight reduction in all the air above a vehicle equipped with gravity shielding could enable it
to levitate, buoyed up by the heavier air below. "I'm practically sure," Podkletnov says, "that within 10 years, this will be done." He gives me
a meaningful look. "If not by NASA, then by Russia.
page 10 of the linked interview.