Monthly Archives: February, 2008

Discovery of vast prehistoric works built by Giants?

From Official Disclosure Radio via The Anomalist:

This satellite image (above) is a portion of the Andean foothills surrounding Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, South America. It is a small sample of a vast network of patterns that surround the lake and extend for more than one hundred miles south into the Bolivian desert. The patterns display geometric repetition and intelligent design. There are interlocking rectangular cells and mounds, perfectly straight lines and tree like arrays that are uncharacteristic with natural erosion. These cover every topographical feature of the high plateau surrounding the lake, over flood plains, hills, cliffs and mountains. Although these geoglyphs are remarkable in their obvious strangeness, what is more astounding is that they have remained in obscurity until now. In the same way modern archeologists recently found the ruins of hidden Mayan temples in the Guatemalan jungle by using earth orbiting satellites, we have discovered what could be one of the greatest finds of our time…

This is a stupendous find. This is only one of many archeological finds of great antiquity found in South America this past year, most of which have been found in the Andes Mountains in Peru and Bolivia. There is no way mainstream science can explain away the obvious artificial features of these constructs.

I find interesting the stories of “giants” and a “Great Flood” resembling the legends of the Sumerians, Hebrews, Egyptians and other ancient Middle Eastern peoples. It does beg the question if a world-wide flood actually happened thousands of years ago, wiping out whole populations of people and animals of some kind, or many “localized” large floods in areas that had extensive glacial coverage that all of a sudden started melting at a rapid pace. So rapid in fact that people had very little warning to pack their stuff and move out of harm’s way. The survivors of course had tales of such catastrophes world wide to pass down to future generations until finally they were written down by literate cultures.

There are many mysteries unanswered from Mankind’s past that are the basis for many of the world’s religions, legends and myths. Ancient aliens, gods, UFOs, angels, demons, giants, great floods and tales of nuclear wars are clearly part and parcel of past human experience. Something or somebody has definitely been interacting with us for a very, very long time.

Some call it God. Some say aliens from other planets, or our own descendants from the future. A more recent theory is that there is an ancient race native to this world, only millions of years more evolved than we are who exist in another dimension and watches over us like parents with wayward children.

What ever the phenomenon is, hopefully there’s a true answer for it.

Maybe the Mayans knew something after all?

Discovery of vast prehistoric works built by Giants?

Billboard Liberation and others…

Billboard Liberation Front:


The Billboard Liberation Front today announced a major new advertising improvement campaign executed on behalf of clients AT&T  and the National Security Agency. Focusing on billboards in the San Francisco area, this improvement action is designed to promote and celebrate the innovative collaboration of these two global communications giants. 

I wonder if AT&T splits the profits with the NSA? 

The Round Files #004: The Phoenix Arrest of a Grey Alien, 1997

My name is David Henderson. From 1978 to 1998 I was a patrol officer for the Phoenix Metro Police Department. I was part of an incident that made it obvious to me our government is hiding the truth about UFOs and alien beings, and that really ticks me off.

On Thursday evening, March 13, 1997, the same night of the “Phoenix Lights” incident you’ve probably heard about, I was on patrol with my “partner” (whose name I’m withholding because he said he’d sue me if I didn’t, the little pansy). We’d been hearing some radio chatter about the UFO sightings, and I remember looking at my (so-called) “partner” and rolling my eyes.

At 2100 hours we picked up a call to respond to the home of Alberto Muñoz, a fellow policeman who was off duty at the time. The call was a B&E (breaking and entering), but Muñoz had been able to get the perp under restraint.

When we got in, we couldn’t believe what we saw. Muñoz had something that looked just like the little grey alien on the cover of that book Communion, hand- and leg-cuffed with tie straps and laying face down on the floor.

If there’s nothing worse than the NWO, it’s breaking and entering little grey thugs!

Daniel Brenton is co-author of Red Moon.


Missing Millionaire Aviator Captured by Aliens

You may be aware of the disappearance of Steven Fossett in September of last year. Fossett held multiple world records in flight (among them, first circumnavigation of the globe in a balloon and an airplane, the speed record for an airship and the glider altitude record of 50,727 feet.) He took off on the morning of September 3, 2007 in a single engine trainer, reportedly to look for dry lake beds in Nevada on which to attempt land speed records. He did not file a flight plan.

When Fossett was not heard from for several hours (after the plane should have run out of fuel) a large search effort was engaged by the Civil Air Patrol and other organizations. As the search wore on and nothing was discovered, satellite imagery was used, which located previously unknown air crash sites, but no trace of Fossett was ever found. On November 27, Fossett’s wife asked to have her husband declared legally dead.

Now, someone calling himself “Simon” claims to be receiving emails from a friend of Fossett’s claiming that the famous explorer was searching for some sort of dimensional hole populated with aliens:

He told me that he had spotted a mysterious white light of circular shape on the ground during one of his reconnaissance flights around the neighborhood. He said he had never noticed that light before.He told me that he went back home without investigating but kept thinking about the light and where it could be coming from, since it was in a deserted region.He just went on and on with the light and I couldn’t even say one word. He said that he went back a few days later to investigate, but the light had somehow moved about a quarter mile up north. He landed.Almost as if the light had felt him approaching, it instantly moved to a nearby hill. He said he couldn’t believe what was happening in front of him and he tried to call home to tell Peggy. But his phone mysteriously had died.As he approached, he could see that the light was in fact a large “hole”, and there were several blue-ish humanoids moving inside. Nobody seemed to notice him as he walked closer, and he was beginning to see what was like a whole new society in there, half-underground, half-exposed to sun light, right there in the middle of the desert.

He’s chillin’ with the Blue Man Group!

Build me a pyramid:; Daniel Libeskind and the oligarchitects

Architects have had a long and not terribly complex relationship with power. They like it. A bit of dictatorship always helps with the planning permission. It’s a professional hazard these days that most of the world’s money, ergo power, ergo egos, ergo construction business, is to be found in spots with a somewhat challenging relationship with polling booths and political transparency – Dubai, Moscow, Shanghai, Florida – spawning a new trend – oligarchitecture, they call it, though it’s arbitrarily applied to anyone from Russian oil magnates to over-decisive clients in Nuneaton. Let’s just say that most aren’t on Amnesty International’s Christmas card list.

Herman Sorgel tried to get his Atlantropa Project funded by the Nazis, but he flew too close to the flame….

Professional hazard indeed!

More stuff 2/27/08…

From via Red Ice Creations:

In evaluating the recent “declaration of independence” by Kosovo, a province of Serbia, and its immediate recognition as a state by the U.S., Germany, Britain and France, it is important to know three things.

First, Kosovo is not gaining independence or even minimal self-government. It will be run by an appointed High Representative and bodies appointed by the U.S., European Union and NATO. An old-style colonial viceroy and imperialist administrators will have control over foreign and domestic policy. U.S. imperialism has merely consolidated its direct control of a totally dependent colony in the heart of the Balkans.

Second, Washington’s immediate recognition of Kosovo confirms once again that U.S. imperialism will break any and every treaty or international agreement it has ever signed, including agreements it drafted and imposed by force and violence on others.

Thirdly, U.S. imperialist domination does not benefit the occupied people. Kosovo after nine years of direct NATO military occupation has a staggering 60 percent unemployment rate. It has become a center of the international drug trade and of prostitution rings in Europe.

In the year I have been researching the “tinfoil conspiracy theory” of the New World Order, this is one of the hallmarks of the organization; Divide and conquer, fund both sides and degrade the subjugated population into various illegal and morally reprehensible activities in order to survive.

Do I need to say these creatures be brought into the light of day so they can shrivel up and die?

Kosovo’s ‘Independence’; Washington Gets a New Colony In the Balkans

From Science Daily:

Venus is a sister planet to Earth. It is nearly the same size and density yet it has a surface temperature of 720 K, an atmosphere dominated by carbon dioxide and no evidence of oceans or ridges. It has been described as “Earth’s evil twin”.

Dr Huw Davies, of the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences argues that a mega-collision could explain these differences. In particular the collision could explain why the interior of Venus is dry, the odd rotation of the planet and the carbon dioxide atmosphere.

Dr Davies of the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences said: “A collision theory has been explored by scientists previously but was abandoned as the planet Venus has no moon usually expected from such an impact. However, a mega-impact could have created Venus, since the head-on collision I propose does not produce a moon.”

Ahh, the ghost of Immanuel Velikovsky smiles approvingly!

Did a mega-collision alter Venus?


Scientists are priming two spacecraft to slam into the moon’s South Pole to see if the lunar double whammy reveals hidden water ice.
The Earth-on-moon violence may raise eyebrows, but NASA’s history shows that such missions can yield extremely useful scientific observations.
“I think that people are apprehensive about it because it seems violent or crude, but it’s very economical,” said Tony Colaprete, the principal investigator for the mission at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.

The theory the South Lunar Pole has large amounts of water-ice under the surface of a large crater was raised in 1998 when NASA sent Lunar Prospector to scan the area. There’s no definitive proof of course, but finding actual water on the Moon could go a long way toward building a permanent outpost there.

NASA takes aim at Moon with double sledge-hammer

From Centauri Dreams:

When you’re thinking interstellar, long time frames are inescapable. Are we capable as a culture of planning missions that last not only longer than a single human lifetime, but longer than multiple generations? Steve Kilston (Ball Aerospace & Technologies), with help from Sven and Nancy Grenander, clearly thinks so. The three are behind the fittingly named Ultimate Project, a starship designed to carry one million humans across the light years separating us from the nearest stars, creating colonies and perhaps going on from there, a ten thousand year star journey that could turn into a trek through the galaxy lasting for millions more.

Some critics of this idea cite Mankind’s short attention span and current inability to focus on long range projects. And brother, this really is the “ultimate” long range project!

And human beings are capable of such endeavors; The Notre Dame Cathedral and the Great Wall of China are noted as examples.

Kind of reminds me of Asimov’s “spomes” and Clarke’s “Rendezvous With Rama“.

The Ultimate Project: 10,000 Year Journey

Tip of the hat to Posthuman Blues

Today’s Shorts

From Reuters:

Shrimp-like krill can thrive in icy waters 3,000 meters (9,800 ft) deep off Antarctica as well as near the surface, according to a study on Monday that shows krill stocks can survive far deeper than previously thought.

The British researchers said, however, that the discovery of krill in the depths does not mean that stocks of the crustaceans sometimes called “pink gold” are far bigger than previously expected nor that trawlers can expect bigger quotas.

“Scientists have found Antarctic krill living and feeding down to depths of 3,000 meters in waters around the Antarctic peninsula,” the British Antarctic Survey said of a study by a robot submarine to the sea floor.

Exobiologists are ecstatic about this because it increases the likelihood of finding similar creatures under the ice of Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s Enceladus. And Enceladus for certain we know (well, almost) there’s a large warm lake under it’s ice because it spouts geysers.

Antarctic krill found in waters 3,000 meters deep

Krill living in water 9,800 feet below Antarctica offer hope for life on other planets.

Hat tip to Mac at Post Human Blues.

From Centauri Dreams:

We’ve detected almost three hundred exoplanets, some of them (via microlensing) thousands of light years from home. Why haven’t we been able to track down planets around these closest of all stars? The answer lies in the limitations of our radial velocity methods, but as Laughlin and team show, the right kind of survey may be able to surmount them.

But first, what work has been done on Centauri planets? In fact, we have excellent observations of these stars dating back over 150 years because of their proximity and sky-dominating visibility, with radial velocity data for both Centauri A and B tabulated since 1904. A 1999 study was able to determine, for example, that the stars are not orbited by any planet with a mass above ten Jupiter masses. Two years later, a new analysis placed tighter limits on Centauri planets: No planets larger than 2.5 Jupiter masses for Centauri A and 3.5 Jupiter masses for Centauri B could exist.

You want a good science class in astronomy and astrophysics? Visit this site. Paul Gilster and other members of the Tau Zero Society bring interstellar possibilities down to Earth. Well, kind of. You do have to have an idea of what astronomy is, and most of the commenters appear to be very well versed in the subject(s). It’s definitely brain-food.

Detecting Centauri Planets

From Space Daily:

Several weeks after launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, Jules Verne will reach the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting about 400 km above our heads, and rendezvous and dock with the Russian segment of the ISS. Jules Verne and the Russian Service Module will then form an integrated European/Russian complex that will have to function as one vehicle for up to 6 months.

The ATV and the Russian Service Module will not only support together critical functions such as refuelling in orbit and re-boosting the ISS, but they will also share numerous interfacing systems like power, data handling, thermal and life support systems.

The ATV is a joint EU/Russia project that uses advanced auto-pilot tech perfected by the Russians with their Progress and un-manned Soyuz capsules that restock the International Space Station. It is also human rated, so it can bring up and take home ISS crews after the shuttle is retired. Which might be for a while because the Orion capsule which was scheduled for take-off got pushed back from 2012 to 2015, possibly longer if the American economy goes down as hard as people say it is.

Joint ESA and Russian Team In Moscow Ready To Support Jules Verne

And from UFO Digest:

The old man took me and my mom around the book store showing us books that would help me in my studies.

I wrote a check for about $200 for the books I bought. My mom wrote a check for the books she bought. He rang them up on the till.

I was overjoyed with what I had learned. As soon as I was off work the next day my mom and I went back to the book store. I was very excited about talking to him again. Excited is putting it mildly. We looked all around for the old man. He was not there.

When my mom and I could not find him we went over to the owner and I asked her when the old man would be working again. She looked at me and asked ‘ what old man?’

This story sounds similar to another I read years ago titled “The Science-Fiction of Our Youth”. The protagonist kept branching off into parallel realities each time he died, though he didn’t realise it until the end when he discovered he kept branching off into universes where “he was least likely to exist”.

Confused? I still am!

The Old Man Who Was Not There

Clippings from around the ‘Tubes

From Boing Boing:

This week’s story on the science fiction podcast Escape Pod is “Edward Bear and the Very Long Walk,” a haunting Ken Scholes tale about an animatronic AI Winnie the Pooh toy aboard a doomed, pandemic-wracked survival ship, tasked with saving the human race.

“Do you know what’s happened to the children?” Edward swallowed. Suddenly, he wanted to cry. “Yes. They’re…sleeping?”

He hoped and hoped and hoped and hoped, grimacing as he did. He looked around.

Makeshift beds lined the room. Small hands gripped blankets, small eyes stared at the ceiling.

“No.” The boy frowned. “They’ve died.”

“Because of Something Very Bad?”

“Yes. And I need you to be a Very Brave Bear. Can you do that?”

I’m going to check this out tonight to see if it’s as good as Doctorow claims.

Edward Bear and the Very Long Walk


From Cosmos Magazine:

Canadian geologists have shed light on how a vast lake, trapped under the ice sheet that once smothered North America, drained into the sea – an event that cooled Earth’s climate for hundreds of years.

During the last ice age, the Laurentide Ice Sheet once covered most of Canada and parts of the northern United States with a frozen crust that in some places was three kilometres thick.

As the temperature gradually rose some 10,000 years ago, the ice receded, gouging out the hollows that would be called the Great Lakes. Beneath the ice’s thinning surface, an extraordinary mass of water built up – the glacial lake Agassiz-Ojibway, a body so vast that it covered parts of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, North Dakota, Ontario and Minnesota.

The description of this kind of flood isn’t exactly what the folks in the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition would call the Biblical Flood, but to the inhabitants of North America at the time, you would be hard pressed to convince them it was other than Apocalyptic.

Catastrophic ancient flood cooled the Earth



The Saqqara Geophysical Survey Project may be on the verge of discovering the remains of Imhotep, the architect of the Step Pyramid.
Project Director Ian Mathieson said, ‘We’ve now found two large tombs where we think Imhotep could be. The largest tomb is around 90 metres long by 50 metres wide. The walls are more than five metres thick.‘The second tomb is next to it, and is about 70 metres long by 50 metres wide. It has a complicated internal structure which suggests a courtyard or temple.‘The tombs dwarf everything in the area. A person of Imhotep’s importance could have commanded the artisans and labour needed to build his own tomb on this kind of scale.‘All the information we have points to this being the most probable place he could be.’

Imhotep’s rep took a beating from the Mummy movies, but the fact of the matter is that he was one of the architects of the original pyramid projects of ancient Egypt, from which the Great Pyramid builders borrowed their designs from. Imhotep’s medical traditions are also presumed to be the basis for Greek physician Hippocrates’ treatises and Oath that’s used today.

Pyramid Architect’s Final Resting Place? (Hat tip to Graham Hancock’s site)


From Inexplicata via The Anomalist:

Ana Luisa Cid has sent us this photo of a possible triangular UFO taken during the recent Lunar Eclipse.

Photo of eclipse and UFO

It’s a classic triangle UFO. It could be black-tech, since it’s in Mexico and not far from the South-western aircraft testing sites like Groom lake. Or it could be actual UFO phenomona. Remember the mass UFO sitings Mexico had during a solar eclipse in the 1990s? It seems the sightings occur during these events. I wonder what the significance of that is?

Mexico: Triangular UFO Photographed During Eclipse?


Gerry Anderson’s television series UFO was a landmark in sci-fi history because it helped to make the concept of alien visitations, and covert space wars, into the world consciousness. The aliens were the baddies as in all space operas, but Anderson threw in alot of the elements (probing, testing, organ harvesting, implants, etc.) that people who have had alien visitations and abductions suffered. Thus was the reason to go to war against them.

So this is to all you UFO fans out there (and you know who you are, myself included). Plus there’s a little ‘eye candy’ to you old guys out there who were teen-age boys during this era. *sigh* To quote a commenter on YouTube; ” …a time when men were men, and women were gorgeous!”





Moonbase attacked


Lt. Ellis!

Jerry Pournelle’s West of Honor

Jerry Pournelle’s novels of future history, one of which is West of Honor paints a very realistic picture of the human condition in a plausable interstellar setting. His depiction of the future world government, The CoDominium was originally meant to be the joining of the United States and the old Soviet Union (these stories were written in the ’70s and ’80s) but later reprints had to readjust to reflect the world’s political situation (i.e., Russia and China). In many ways The CoDominium resembles the NWO, the repression of science, excessive taxation, genocides and forced relocation of people, eugenics, etc. But at least there was the discovery of the Alderson Drive that enabled interstellar exploration and discovery of Earth-like planets. People had a chance to escape the onorous repression and they did the first opportunity they got. Primitive living on colony worlds that offered freedom was definitely better than living under the repressive NWO-like CoDominium.

This story centers on one individual, John Christian Falkenberg and his involvement in a planetary revolt. He is one of Pournelle’s early heroes and this story carries on the classic space opera motiff pioneered by E.E. “Doc” Smith.

Click here for prologue

Google lunar challenge gets under way

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–A privately funded race to land a rover on the moon could cost each team well more than the $20 million grand prize they’re vying for, but all of the contestants view Google’s Lunar X Prize as a new engine for business in space.

On Thursday, the X Prize Foundation announced the first 10 teams entered in the Google Lunar X Prize. Unveiled in September 2007, the Google Lunar X Prize requires contestants to land a privately funded robotic spacecraft on the moon, explore the terrain for at least 500 meters, and transmit results of the trip back to Earth. The grand prize is $20 million, with a second prize of $5 million and bonuses of $5 million.

While several teams had already thrown their hats in the ring, the 10 official registrants talked here Thursday at Google headquarters about their plans. Team Astrobotics, for example, said it plans to launch its mission as early as 2009. The teams were joined in a ceremony by X Prize President Peter Diamandis and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

“The idea of seeing these rovers on the moon and returning after 40 years…faster than the national programs, it’s really exciting,” Brin said to a small crowd of teams and press. “We love entrepreneurship here–it’s worked well for us. So we’re looking forward to the launches in the coming years.”

Brin said during the event that when he, Diamandis, and friend Elon Musk (a supporter of the Lunar X Prize and founder of Space X) conceived of the contest, they thought the task of landing a rover back on the moon 40 years after NASA’s last mission would cost in the tens of millions to hundreds of millions of dollars. Diamandis also added that, historically, prize-based competitions typically cost the entrants two to four times the purse money.

Similar to Burt Rutan, who won the Ansari X Prize four years ago and who has gone on to develop suborbital space company Scaled Composites, aspirants in the Google Lunar X Prize hope to make money by developing renewable transport systems for the moon or aiding robotic missions in space.

Red Whittaker, robotics professor at Carnegie Mellon University, winner of last year’s DARPA Urban Challenge, and leader of Team Astrobotics, said that his plan is to provide transportation with his system, but also to boost the field of robotics. “The moon offers robots a tenfold advantage (over the Earth),” he said, referring to the low atmosphere and low light that is inhospitable to humans. The moon “doesn’t have to keep (robots) breathing or bring them home.”

Whittaker’s team has built a solar-powered lunar craft and robotic system (which he compared to a saucer and a teacup, respectively) that, once on the lunar surface, will pop out of the lander and explore the moon for the required 500 meters and then some. All of the computing power, cameras, and communications systems are in the 3-foot-wide robot, he said.

He plans to launch the craft in late 2009 on the 40th anniversary of human arrival on the moon. He said he will aim it for the Apollo 11 site and then trundle on to other areas astronauts have visited before. Whittaker added that his team has already successfully demonstrated the exploration; but in the next year, they will perfect the system for a flight.

“This is just like the Grand or Urban Challenge (robotic car race); if you don’t get everything right, then you don’t get anything right,” Whittaker said.

For example, when the robot breaks away from the landing vehicle, it can encounter problems and get hooked to the craft, he said. He compared the intricacy to the Grand Challenge in 2005, when his robotic car had the lead in the race but it slowed down because its fuel line got bent.

Whittaker said that to support his project and help reach out to aspiring engineers, his team will help put together a summer camp associated with the contest.

Team Micro-Space is a Colorado team led by Richard Speck, who also competed in the Ansari X Prize, a suborbital flight contest, and the Northrop Grumman Lunar Challenge, a competition to fly a lunar craft but from Earth. He said his company specializes in building low-mass space systems, so he plans to race an ultralight manned vehicle at one-tenth the cost of what NASA might spend on the feat.

Speck said that within four to six years, he hopes to provide the transportation for sensor and analytics companies to get to the moon and Mars. Yet, he said: “The hard part is the business plan to provide sustained economical activity.”

Odyssey Moon, the first team to register for the prize, is based on Britain’s Isle of Man and has a multinational team. Odyssey Moon’s team leader, Robert Richards, said that attempting the prize may cost a multiple of the $20 million prize, but he said the “benefits outweigh the costs by opening up business opportunities.”

“We are funding a responsible mission of returning to the moon that will bring the cost down by an order of magnitude. It’s all about leveraging governments and working in partnerships with government,” said Richards.

To be sure, the winning team stands to make some money from government, too. Steve Kohler, the president of Space Florida, also announced at the event that it would add $2 million to the $20 million grand prize for the team that launches its vehicle from Florida.

Diamandis said that his group has received 516 requests to register for the contest from more than 60 countries, including Kazakhstan. The 10 teams announced Thursday went through the registration process, filed a technical plan with the X Prize, and paid a $10,000 entrant fee. In contrast to the Ansari X Prize in 2004, the X Prize had only two contestants after six months. “We’re way ahead of the power curve; we expect to see tremendous diversity,” Diamandis said.

Diamandis said that the goal of the X Prize is to help fuel investigation of the moon’s natural resources. “We look at space where there are vast resources–metals and materials and energy–because we can’t sustain the level of growth we have today on Earth with the resources we have today,” he said. One of the proposals of the X Prize Foundation, for example, is to mine the moon’s surface for silicon to build a large solar-powered satellite that would send enough energy to Earth to power a city.

Harold Rosen, leader of the X Prize team called the Southern California Selene Group, called that a preposterous idea during the event. “I can think of 100,000 ways of getting energy on earth better than that.”


No matter what most of my friends and follow bloggers say, the U.S. government isn’t going to fund space exploration like they should. The future belongs to these guys.

Original article by Stephanie Olsen


Missile shoots down falling satellite

SM-3 missile launch

Shazzam! The U.S. military didn’t fall on their face on this one. Was this a warning to the Chinese? I dunno, click here and you tell me.

Just Google for Nuclear Fusion

Dr. Robert Bussard, the inventer of the Bussard Interstellar Ramjet who passed away last fall was a life long advocate of nuclear fusion energy and worked diligently to make it come to pass, was working on a method of nuclear fusion that converted hydrogen and boron directly into electricity, leaving helium the only by-product of the process:

This is not your father’s fusion reactor! Forget everything you know about conventional thinking on nuclear fusion: high-temperature plasmas, steam turbines, neutron radiation and even nuclear waste are a thing of the past. Goodbye thermonuclear fusion; hello inertial electrostatic confinement fusion (IEC), an old idea that’s been made new. While the international community debates the fate of the politically-turmoiled $12 billion ITER (an experimental thermonuclear reactor), simple IEC reactors are being built as high-school science fair projects…

Dr. Bussard will discuss his recent results and details of this potentially world-altering technology, whose conception dates back as far as 1924, and even includes a reactor design by Philo T. Farnsworth (inventor of the scanning television).

Can a 100 MW fusion reactor be built for less than Google’s annual electricity bill? Come see what’s possible when you think outside the thermonuclear box and ignore the herd…

The following is a Google vid that shows Dr. Forward giving a lecture in November 2006 about his fusion process and how it would meet Google’s present and future energy needs.

In fact, the Defence Department was funding his research, the Navy I believe. After his death there was speculation the funding would be pulled, but as of this posting the project is still funded until the end of this fiscal year.

The ‘Eye’ of the little black box

From News Monster:

Deep in the basement of a dusty old library in Edinburgh lies a small black box that churns out random numbers. At first glance the box looks profoundly dull, but it is, in fact, the ‘eye’ of a machine that appears capable of peering into the future.The machine apparently sensed the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre four hours before they happened, and appeared to forewarn of the Asian Tsunami.

“It’s Earth shattering stuff,” says Dr Roger Nelson, Emeritus researcher at Princeton University in the USA. “But unfortunately we don’t have a box for predicting the future that we can sell to the CIA. We’re very early on in the process of trying to figure out what’s going on here. At the moment we’re stabbing in the dark.”

Dr Nelson’s Global Consciousness Project – originally hosted by Princeton University – is one of the most extraordinary experiments of all time. It aims to ‘sense’ whether all of humanity shares a single unconscious mind that we all tap into without realising it. Some might refer to it as the mind of God. But the machine has also thrown up another tantalising possibility: that scientists may have unwittingly discovered a way of predicting the future.

I have seen a version of the black box random number generator before in college. It was much like the “plinko machine” on the Price Is Right game show, but instead of plinko chips, thousands of bb’s were used to drop into the slots randomly. An electronic random number counter was hooked up to control the dropping of the bb’s. For the experiment a person was sat in front of the bb slots and asked to concentrate on the left side of the panel. If the effect is crap, the bb’s should fill up the slots in a level waveform pattern across the panel. That’s not what happened, the bb’s started piling up exclusively on the left side! My jaw dropped! Woo-hoo mysticism in physics ol’ Doc edge100 would say! (I wonder what happened to that guy?)

Now as for the effect to be triggered before a significant event occurred, the experiment I witnessed wasn’t set up for that, so I can’t state equivically the effect can predict the future as this article states.

But it seems that physics has more to it than meets the eye of the beholder!

Original article via The Anomalist