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  • David Crockett Williams
    Janes Defence Weekly (UK) article by Nick Cook last week exposes the Boeing Phantom Works research into antigravity... ...Ning Li, then at the University of
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 5, 2002
      "Janes Defence Weekly (UK) article by Nick Cook last week exposes the Boeing
      Phantom Works research into antigravity..."

      "...Ning Li, then at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, says she
      independently predicted Podkletnov's observation in 1989.

      "...Li's theory predicts that if a time-varying magnetic field were
      applied..."

      "...a former patent examiner who lost his job in
      the fallout from the Conference on Free Energy (WN 21 May 99).
      He had recruited Paul LaViolette, who claims the B-2 uses anti-
      gravity, reverse engineered from a crashed flying saucer. He was
      also fired (WN 18 Aug 00). They sent Cook to the Institute for
      Advanced Study. Not the one in Princeton; the one in Austin, TX.
      It consists of Harold Puthoff, who wants to extract energy from
      the zero point of the vacuum. He used to run the CIA's "remote
      viewing" program, which was inspired by "Mind Reach," a book he
      wrote with Russell Targ..."

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Integrity Research Institute, Thomas Valone
      To: Integrity Research Institute, Thomas Valone
      Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2002 11:23 PM
      Subject: Anti-gravity and Free Energy in the News


      Future Energy eNews August 5, 2002



      Antigravity has the Stakes Raised by the Supporters and by its Only
      Detractor

      1) Janes Defence Weekly (UK) article by Nick Cook last week exposes the
      Boeing Phantom Works research into antigravity, using the words "free
      energy" in the body.

      2) WorldNetDaily.com actually uses the words "free energy" in its headlines
      regarding the latest antigravity news from BAE Systems, last week.

      3) This past week New Scientist reports that antigravity has received an
      investment from NASA who supported Superconductive Components for the
      research grant, with Boeing also interested.

      4) The BBC News in March, 2000 announced the launch of the gravity research
      program at BAE Systems, Project Greenglow, curiously with Bob Park, American
      Physical Society (APS), quoted as a detractor. (Excellent link provided to
      www.electrogravity.com which is a resource website.)

      5) Bob Park, What's New-August 2, 2002, now with APS & University of
      Maryland endorsement, again smears their research and Nick Cook's Hunt for
      Zero Point with physics terms like "goofy" and "horse manure" ?!
      Furthermore, he blames IRI President--Tom Valone, Inst for Adv. Study--Hal
      Puthoff, and free lance writer/author--Charles Platt, for "the enormous pile
      of horse manure." (Nick's book is due to be released in the US by Random
      House on August 13th...any coincidence?)

      6) Reply from Charles Platt - August 2, 2002. (If you are fed up, as we are,
      with the increasingly malicious, senile ramblings of a semi-retired invalid
      Bob Park who has repeatedly embarrassed the American Physical Society with
      fallacious and unfounded insults, while he promotes his own website
      www.bobpark.com, there are a handful of APS management contact phone numbers
      and APS email addresses at the end of this eNews so each of you can PLEASE
      call for the permanent removal of Bob Park as the APS-sponsored "What's New"
      writer. Physicists deserve better than this misrepresented APS Public
      Affairs Office that posts weekly vendettas.) -TV




      . Anti-gravity propulsion comes 'out of the closet'

      By Nick Cook, JDW Aerospace Consultant, London

      Boeing, the world's largest aircraft manufacturer, has admitted it is
      working on experimental anti-gravity projects that could overturn a century
      of conventional aerospace propulsion technology if the science underpinning
      them can be engineered into hardware.

      As part of the effort, which is being run out of Boeing's Phantom Works
      advanced research and development facility in Seattle, the company is trying
      to solicit the services of a Russian scientist who claims he has developed
      anti-gravity devices in Russia and Finland. The approach, however, has been
      thwarted by Russian officialdom.

      The Boeing drive to develop a collaborative relationship with the scientist
      in question, Dr Evgeny Podkletnov, has its own internal project name: 'GRASP
      ' - Gravity Research for Advanced Space Propulsion.

      A GRASP briefing document obtained by JDW sets out what Boeing believes to
      be at stake. "If gravity modification is real," it says, "it will alter the
      entire aerospace business."

      GRASP's objective is to explore propellentless propulsion (the aerospace
      world's more formal term for anti-gravity), determine the validity of
      Podkletnov's work and "examine possible uses for such a technology".
      Applications, the company says, could include space launch systems,
      artificial gravity on spacecraft, aircraft propulsion and 'fuelless'
      electricity generation - so-called 'free energy'.

      But it is also apparent that Podkletnov's work could be engineered into a
      radical new weapon. The GRASP paper focuses on Podkletnov's claims that his
      high-power experiments, using a device called an 'impulse gravity generator'
      , are capable of producing a beam of 'gravity-like' energy that can exert an
      instantaneous force of 1,000g on any object - enough, in principle, to
      vaporise it, especially if the object is moving at high speed.

      Podkletnov maintains that a laboratory installation in Russia has already
      demonstrated the 4in (10cm) wide beam's ability to repel objects a kilometre
      away and that it exhibits negligible power loss at distances of up to 200km.
      Such a device, observers say, could be adapted for use as an anti-satellite
      weapon or a ballistic missile shield. Podkletnov declared that any object
      placed above his rapidly spinning superconducting apparatus lost up to 2% of
      its weight.

      Although he was vilified by traditionalists who claimed that
      gravity-shielding was impossible under the known laws of physics, the US
      National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) attempted to replicate
      his work in the mid-1990s. Because NASA lacked Podkletnov's unique formula
      for the work, the attempt failed. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in
      Alabama will shortly conduct a second set of experiments using apparatus
      built to Podkletnov's specifications.

      Boeing recently approached Podkletnov directly, but promptly fell foul of
      Russian technology transfer controls (Moscow wants to stem the exodus of
      Russian high technology to the West).

      The GRASP briefing document reveals that BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin
      have also contacted Podkletnov "and have some activity in this area".

      It is also possible, Boeing admits, that "classified activities in gravity
      modification may exist". The paper points out that Podkletnov is strongly
      anti-military and will only provide assistance if the research is carried
      out in the 'white world' of open development.

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      . . TECHNETDAILY
      Anti-gravity project to mean free energy?
      Secret experiments at Boeing could revolutionize flight, electricity,
      defense




      Posted: July 31, 2002
      11:29 p.m. Eastern


      © 2002 WorldNetDaily.com

      Secret anti-gravity experiments that could revolutionize the conventional
      aerospace industry and lead to "free energy" are underway in Seattle,
      according to Jane's Defense Weekly.

      Boeing, the world's largest aircraft manufacturer, is said to acknowledge
      work on projects that could overturn a century of propulsion technology if
      the science underpinning them can be engineered into hardware.

      A briefing document obtained by Jane's sets out what Boeing believes to be
      at stake.
      "If gravity modification is real," the brief says, "it will alter the entire
      aerospace business."

      The project at Boeing's Phantom Works advanced research and development
      facility is now trying to solicit the services of a Russian scientist who
      claims to have developed anti-gravity devices in Russia and Finland.

      The effort to work with that scientist, Dr. Evgeny Podkletnov, has its own
      code name of "GRASP," for Gravity Research for Advanced Space Propulsion,
      the report says.
      GRASP's objective is to explore propellentless propulsion, determine the
      validity of Podkletnov's work and "examine possible uses for such a
      technology."
      Boeing says such uses could include space-launch systems, artificial gravity
      on spacecraft, aircraft propulsion and electricity generation without fuel -
      so-called "free energy."

      Additionally, there's a military potential as Podkletnov's work could be
      engineered into a stunning new weapon, capable of vaporizing objects moving
      at high speed.
      The GRASP paper focuses on Podkletnov's claims that his experiments using a
      device called an "impulse gravity generator" are capable of producing a beam
      of gravity-like energy that can exert an instantaneous force of 1,000-G on
      any object.

      Podkletnov maintains a Russian lab has already demonstrated the 4-inch-wide
      beam's ability to repel objects a kilometer away, with negligible power loss
      at distances of up to 200 kilometers.

      Observers say such a device could be adapted for use as an anti-satellite
      weapon or ballistic-missile shield. Podkletnov says any object placed above
      his rapidly spinning superconducting apparatus lost up to two percent of its
      weight.

      Although Podkletnov was vilified by traditionalists who claimed
      gravity-shielding was impossible under the known laws of physics, NASA
      attempted to replicate his work in the mid-1990s. The attempt failed,
      reports Jane's, as the space agency lacked Podkletnov's unique formula.
      However, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama is slated to conduct
      a second round of experiments using an apparatus built to Podkletnov's
      specifications.

      Boeing recently approached Podkletnov directly, but promptly fell victim to
      Russian technology transfer controls, as Moscow tries to stem the exodus of
      Russian high-tech to the West.

      Boeing reportedly is not the only company interested in Podkletnov, since
      Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems have also contacted the scientist "and have
      some activity in this area."

      Securing his cooperation may prove tricky, as Jane's reports Podkletnov is
      very anti-military, and will only provide assistance if the research is
      carried out in the "white world" of open development.



      . . . Anti-gravity research on the rise

      12:31 30 July 02 NewScientist.com news service

      Researchers around the world are opening their minds to the possibility that
      the phenomenon of anti-gravity is not just science fiction.

      Most respected physicists still scoff at the idea that experimental
      equipment can reduce gravity, but several groups have been working on it
      independently and are coming to the same conclusion: it might just be true.

      On Monday, reports re-emerged that Boeing, the American aircraft
      manufacturer, is interested in exploring the possibility of building an
      anti-gravity device. The news, first revealed in New Scientist magazine in
      January 2002, centres around Russian scientist, Evgeny Podkletnov. In 1992
      he claimed to be the first person to witness the reduction of gravity above
      a spinning superconducting disc.

      Podkletnov, a specialist in superconductors, says he stumbled on the effect
      whilst performing a routine test on a large superconductor in his laboratory
      at the Tampere University of Technology, Finland.


      High speed spin

      Podkletnov met New Scientist in late 2001 to outline the experiment, in
      which a large yttrium-barium-copper-oxide (YBCo) superconducting disc was
      suspended in nitrogen vapour and cooled to around -233 °C. The disk was
      levitated in a magnetic field and finally spun at speeds of up to 5000
      revolutions per minute by means of an alternating electric current.

      He claimed that objects placed above the disc lost around one per cent of
      their weight. But so far no one has managed to successfully repeat his
      experiment.

      However, several high-profile organisations have taken an active interest in
      his work. NASA has paid Superconductive Components of Columbus, Ohio,
      $600,000 to reproduce the apparatus Podkeltnov used in his experiment. There
      have been delays, but NASA's Ron Koczor told New Scientist: "We expect to be
      ready to test the device in late September 2002."

      British defence contractor, BAe Systems, is also interested in the work and
      set up Project Greenglow to explore the subject. Other groups in Japan,
      France and Canada are also rumoured to be working on the subject though they
      have so far kept their identities secret.


      Predicted effect

      The most intriguing aspect of the affair is that Ning Li, then at the
      University of Alabama, Huntsville, says she independently predicted
      Podkletnov's observation in 1989.

      Li's theory predicts that if a time-varying magnetic field were applied to a
      superconductor, charged and deformed lattice ions within the superconductor
      could absorb enormous amounts of energy. This would cause the lattice ions
      to spin rapidly about their equilibrium positions and create a minuscule
      gravitational field.
      Li claimed that if these charged, rotating, lattice ions were aligned with
      each other by a strong magnetic field, the resulting change in local gravity
      would be measurable.
      Early in 2002, Raymond Chiao, a respected physicist at the University of
      California at Berkley, put forward his own theory relating gravity and
      superconductors. He predicted that bombarding a superconductor with
      electromagnetic waves would produce gravitational radiation and is now
      attempting to prove his theory by experimentation.

      David Cohen

      This story is from the www.NewScientist.com news service - for more
      exclusive news and expert analysis every week to New Scientist print
      edition.



      . . . . Gravity research gets off the ground
      Monday, 27 March, 2000, 23:34 GMT 00:34 UK BBC News

      Such Devices Would Shield Planes from the Earth's Pull

      A leading UK company is challenging what we understand to be the fundamental
      laws of physics.

      The military wing of the hi-tech group BAe Systems, formerly British
      Aerospace, has confirmed it has launched an anti-gravity research programme.
      It hopes that Project Greenglow will draw scientists from different
      backgrounds to work on future technologies that will have echoes of the
      propellantless propulsion systems being investigated by Nasa's Breakthrough
      Propulsion Physics Program.

      Gravitation shielding

      If any of the work is successful, it could lead to dramatic developments in
      the way we travel - anti-gravity devices could make it much easier for
      aeroplanes, spacecraft and even the next generation of cars to get off the
      ground.

      In 1996, the experiments of a Russian scientist were jeered at by the
      physics world. Writing in the journal Physica C, Dr Yevgeny Podkletnov
      claimed that a spinning, superconducting disc lost some of its weight. And,
      in an unpublished paper on the weak gravitation shielding properties of a
      superconductor, he argued that such a disc lost as much as 2% of its weight.

      However, most scientists believe that such anti-gravity research is
      fundamentally flawed. It goes against what we know about the physical
      Universe and is therefore impossible, they say.

      Pascal's Wager

      "I find it rather peculiar that they've done this," said Bob Park from the
      American Physical Society, in reaction to the BAe Systems admission. "One
      can only conclude that at the higher levels of these organisations there are
      people who don't have a very sound grounding in fundamental physics.

      "You can invest a little money in far-out projects if they have some chance
      of success - it's called Pascal's Wager. In this case, most scientists would
      say there is zero chance of success."

      Nonetheless, this view will not stop anti-gravity devices from continuing to
      be a popular feature of science fiction and the inspiration for countless
      websites.
      (This article on the BBC News website
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/692968.stm also has the distinction of a
      RealAudio track by Bob Park, American Physical Society, saying, "This has
      zero chance of success." -TV)



      . . . . . WHAT'S NEW Robert L. Park Friday, 2 Aug 02 Washington, DC
      www.aps.org/WN

      1. ANTI-GRAVITY: A GRAVITY SHIELD WOULD BE VERY NICE, BUT...
      Never has an idea with no prospect for success so captivated
      corporate research managers who either never studied or never
      understood the most basic laws of physics. Both Boeing in the US
      and BAE Systems, the British aerospace giant, are trying to make
      the Podkletnov gravity shield work. BAE has already been at it
      for two years (WN 31 Mar 00), with no success. When NASA
      couldn't make the Podkletnov shield work, they invested another
      million dollars (WN 22 Jan 99). When it still didn't work, they
      decided the tests were "inconclusive" and sank another mil into
      it (WN 12 Oct 01). I have identified seven warning signs of bad
      science http://www.bobpark.com The Podkletnov gravity shield
      fits all seven. So why would Boeing choose to spend millions to
      test a ridiculous claim by an obscure Russian physicist that has
      failed every test and is a physical impossibility to begin with?
      OK, so the Pentagon is paying for it. But there's also this
      goofy book by Nick Cook, who writes for Jane's Defense Weekly.

      2. BOOK REVIEW: "THE HUNT FOR ZERO POINT," by NICK COOK. If this
      book is about controlling gravity, what's with the "zero point"?
      The confusion is natural; both lie within the province of fringe
      scientists who haven't a clue of where the real world stops and
      the fantasy world of Atlantis and UFO's begins. Cook is not a
      scientist of any sort; in his world, these guys are the insiders.
      Don't look for them in the pages of Phys Rev; they're not a bunch
      of pointy-headed academics. They are part of the black world of
      really important top secret stuff like -- well, electrogravitics.
      So who exactly fed Nick Cook this enormous pile of horse manure?
      If you're a regular reader of WN, you've already met them all.

      3. FRINGE: WHERE EVERYTHING IS SECRET, AND NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.
      When Cook set out on his search for "the biggest secret since the
      atom bomb," he went straight to the Integrity Research Institute,
      in Washington, DC, where you can buy books and videos with titles
      like "Holistic Physics and Consciousness" (WN 5 Mar 99). IRI is
      really Tom Valone, a former patent examiner who lost his job in
      the fallout from the Conference on Free Energy (WN 21 May 99).
      He had recruited Paul LaViolette, who claims the B-2 uses anti-
      gravity, reverse engineered from a crashed flying saucer. He was
      also fired (WN 18 Aug 00). They sent Cook to the Institute for
      Advanced Study. Not the one in Princeton; the one in Austin, TX.
      It consists of Harold Puthoff, who wants to extract energy from
      the zero point of the vacuum. He used to run the CIA's "remote
      viewing" program, which was inspired by "Mind Reach," a book he
      wrote with Russell Targ (WN 11 Mar 94). Finally, Cook sought
      advice from Charles Platt, founder of CryoCare, a company that
      keeps human heads bobbing in liquid nitrogen until scientists can
      figure out how to restart them (WN 21 Jul 00).

      THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND and THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
      Opinions are the author's and are not necessarily shared by the
      University or the American Physical Society, but they should be.




      . . . . . . Reply from: "Charles Platt"
      Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 6:19 PM
      Subject: Re: Park's attack

      If Park would be less LAZY, I wouldn't get so annoyed with him. But
      recycling his old grudges does not constitute journalism.

      My email below was sent to various APS addresses:

      ---------------------------
      To Bob Park:

      I have mailed the following letter to your keepers, who really should keep
      you on a shorter leash. By this I mean that they should teach you to use a
      telephone and/or access web sites to verify your sneers for accuracy. You
      do know what inaccurate sneers constitute, don't you, Bob? I can't be
      bothered to sue you, but one day, someone will get tired of your bile and
      respond in a way which you may not find so easy to ridicule in your
      inimitable fashion.

      Is it an oversimplification to suggest that since you never made any
      discovery of any originality yourself when you were a scientist, you now
      find pleasure in denigrating those who seek to do so?

      ---

      While I have respect for APS I am constantly dismayed by its sponsorship
      of Bob Park, whose weekly column is constantly riddled with inaccuracies.
      Park is a lazy writer; he does not bother to check his facts, presumably
      because he feels his targets deserve no such courtesy.

      In his most recent column, he writes:

      "Charles Platt, founder of CryoCare, a company that keeps human heads
      bobbing in liquid nitrogen until scientists can figure out how to restart
      them (WN 21 Jul 00)."

      No journalist would be allowed to get away with this kind of sloppiness.
      Why does APS tolerate it? The activities of CryoCare Foundation may or may
      not constitute valid science, but this is not the point. The point is that
      the organization suspended operations about two years ago, and even when
      it was doing business, it was merely an organization for dealing with
      legalities and paperwork, and never had any direct association with
      severed heads or liquid nitrogen.

      Scientists often complain (with good reason) that journalists make dumb
      errors. Alas, in Park's case, he is a scientist who makes dumb errors,
      repeatedly. Again, I am not making any claims for or against the validity
      of the work done by the people he maligns. I am merely pointing out that
      he is an opportunist who writes without care or interest in accuracy.
      Moreover, he is a petty man; his most recent mention of me has no purpose
      other than as another expression of his anger over a review* that I wrote
      of his book VOODOO SCIENCE, in which (again) I pointed out that he had
      made numerous errors, in most cases because he simply can't be bothered to
      pick up the phone or check a web site, to verify his facts.

      APS deserves better.

      --Charles Platt


      *The review, also attached to this eNews, appeared in the June 25, 2000
      issue of the Washington Post and was probably the most incisive, accurate
      summary of the opinionated, first person narrative called Voodoo Science by
      Robert Park.



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