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Originally posted by signalfire
I gotta go with 'yes'. Col. Philip Corso's book 'The Day After Roswell' puts an end to the speculation all by itself, unless you think that people with the ear of the President of the United States and the highest level security clearance possible are delusional and can continue in their jobs for 30+ years that way.
Originally posted by Bedlam
Likely Corso wore clown shoes for you as his last service to the country. How better to get you to keep buying the whole "UFOs diddit" thing? Greer and his bunch, same.
Likely Corso wore clown shoes for you as his last service to the country.
Originally posted by Hanslune
reply to post by SplitInfinity
Based on the information we have now - nope
The first recorded observation of the shape memory transformation was by Chang and Read in 1932. They noted the reversibility of the transformation in a gold alloy, AuCd, by metallographic observations and resistivity changes, and in 1951 the shape memory effect (SME) was observed in a bent bar of AuCd. In 1938, the transformation was seen in brass (copper-zinc). However, it was not until 1962, when Buehler and co-workers discovered the effect in equiatomic nickel-titanium (Ni-Ti), that research into both the metallurgy and potential practical uses began in earnest.
SMA's were first researched in 1932. 15 years before Roswell. While Nitinol wasn't manufactured until the 60's it still falls well within the progression of research in SMA's in general. I don't see any indication of ET tech being responsible for SMA's or Nitinol.
Originally posted by Xoanon
No doubt, that's the problem with my theory.
What I find odd about it is that it seems to be a metallurgical concept that has never really seen its fruition.
It's like they have the idea but can't achieve its potential with the 'materials at hand', titanium and nickel being our best shot at it.
So that's what throws me, I understand that Wang and Buehler may have observed this phenomenon in metals and then set out to fulfill its potential in engineering. But to date it has not been accomplished.
Seems funny to me and sends up a bit of a red flag, in my mind. But I'm kinda superstitious around technology and I don't mind admitting it.edit on 28-11-2012 by Xoanon because:
Originally posted by ISeekTruth101
I dont think aliens exist.