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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:20 pm


3-D printed objects connect to WiFi without electronics

Lyft puts driverless cars to work in Boston

Solar power advances possible with new 'double-glazing' device

Tech titans ramp up tools to win over children [as in exploit them?]


Lightning sparks mid-air nuclear reaction, first time recorded phenomenon

Gold, water and platinum: Australians lead the way towards asteroid mining boom

Bronze Age Elite Forged All Their Best Weapons and Jewelry From Meteorites

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Zips Off To Collect Asteroid Sample

Engine of climate change: Thousands, and possibly millions, of underwater volcanoes remain undiscovered

Just how will humanity react to evidence of alien life? Psychologists predict answers

Impact-related microspherules in Late Pleistocene Yukon and Alaskan 'muck' deposits indicate recurrent episodes of catastrophic emplacement

Light reveals secrets of supercooled water

Astronomers discover new stellar stream in Milky Way galaxy halo

Planetary collisions are responsible for large amounts of Earth's minerals

Galaxy pair contain dark matter halo at least 1 trillion times the sun's mass

Scientists capture Earth's vibrational 'hum' on ocean floor

'Magnetic Monopole' phenomenon found in old chemistry experiments

NASA can't save us; it missed asteroid as it skimmed by Earth

Physicists confirmed new form of matter 'Excitonium'

University of Arizona must disclose 'hockey stick' climate change emails

Newly discovered duck-like dinosaur

Warm and Wet Ancient Mars? Maybe Not

That interstellar asteroid could be a shard of a shredded planet

Protoplanetary disc around HD 169142

A microlensing event seen from three positions in space

Astronomer's map reveals location of mysterious fast-moving gas

Researchers measure the spin rates of bodies thought to be either planets or tiny 'failed' stars

Meteorite analysis shows reduced salt is key in Earth's new recipe

Clay minerals on Mars may have formed in primordial steam bath

New research bridges scaling gap between astrophysics and cosmology

Herschel data links mysterious quasar winds to furious starbursts

Black holes' magnetism surprisingly wimpy [like black hole theory]

Galaxy orbits map in the local supercluster

Archaeologists revise chronology of the last hunter-gatherers in the Near East

The common ancestor for everyone on the planet today lived approximately 3,600 years ago

Scientists map ancient rock art in Venezuela

Adornments tell about culture of Paleolithic people

A Network of Ancient Caves [Tunnels] Was Just Discovered Under Montreal

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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:00 am

(See recent news above.)

Thruster Failure Shows Error in Physics re Lorentz force
The Nassikas Lorentz force thruster fails the helium test
[The original simple design worked, but not the newer designs -- this explains why] ... lium-test/

(The following is a followup to a previous message from April 2016 at ... #msg298776 )

Posted by: Paul LaViolette
October 6, 2017
In August we carried out a helium test on version II and III of the Nassikas thruster at SuperPower Corp. in Schenectady, NY.  We fixed the coil in a liquid helium dewar with its axis pointed in a horizontal direction.  The dewar in turn was suspended from a ceiling beam so that it could move from side to side.  Any side deflection of the dewar, due to any internally developed force, would have been measured on an electronic scale which was in mechanical contact with the wall of the dewar.  The scale would have been able to register a force as small as 20 grams (0.7 ounce). However, the coil showed no evidence of axial thrust even when the current to it was increased to 175 amps.  So we have concluded that this invention is impractical.  This does not apply to version I, which instead uses a conical YBCO casting with an attached permanent magnet.  That version still has potential application.
In my opinion, the reason why the test failed has to do with a flaw in physical theory.  Conventional thinking is that due to the self interaction of its magnetic field and current a coil develops Lorentz forces which try to expand the coil diameter.  But physicists have ignored that there is another force which can strain coils and cause them to expand which is called the Ampere force.  Both forces increase according to the square of coil current.  The difference is that the Ampere force causes a longitudinal tension, along the length of the wire, whereas the Lorentz force would cause a transverse force, perpendicular to the coil windings.  If the Lorentz force were the predominant force causing tension in a coil, we should have seen an axial propulsion in our experiment.  Since our experiment showed no force, we must conclude that the Lorentz force is essentially absent as a self acting force in coils and that instead the coil expanding force is due to the Ampere force.  Since the Ampere force acts along the length of the coil windings, an axial force component would be unable to develop in a conically shaped coil.  So I believe that all we have accomplished with this experiment is to point out a flaw in physical theory.  The reason why our Finite Element Analysis simulations showed that an axial force should have been developed is because that program assumed that coils develop Lorentz forces when energized.  If physical theory was correct, we should have seen a propulsion, just as the simulations showed.  But Nature does not always behave as we might think or like.
4 Responses to The Nassikas Lorentz force thruster fails the helium test
November 10, 2017 at 12:17 pm
thanks for the update, please let your public know whether a theoretical explanation for the failure of the latest trials should emerge.
Paul LaViolette
November 14, 2017 at 5:22 pm
I gave a theoretical explanation in the posting. Namely, that the force is due to the Ampere force and not to the Lorentz force. Our experiment seems to prove this.
November 7, 2017 at 9:36 am
Dr LaViolette, thanks for sharing this valuable information as well for the efforts in this type of research. May I ask whether there are plans for further development of Version I ? I believe the use of tape multilayer superconductors introduced in Version II and III may have introduced further effects or phenomena which eventually led to a suppression of the effect.
Paul LaViolette
November 8, 2017 at 5:52 pm
The matter is now in the hands of Dr. Nassikas to decide how he wants to proceed. The version I thruster needs repair before testing can continue. There is more to do on his first version to improve the amount of the thrust. I will help him if he needs further help, but there are no plans in the works right now.
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:00 pm


Thruster Failure means need to change a law of physics

Discovery clears way for human body to work as robust communication network for electronic devices

In first, SpaceX launches recycled rocket and spaceship (Update)

Or is SpaceX a scam?

Volumetric 3-D printing builds on need for speed

Artificial intelligence and supercomputers to help alleviate urban traffic problems

Climate conditions affect solar cell performance more than expected

Microbes help turn Greek yogurt waste into fuel

Micro-grippers may be able to navigate unstructured environments

Anode battery material with superfast charging and stable operation

Daimler delivers its first all-electric trucks in Europe


Will a Superwave Arrive in 2017?
_kathie December 30, 2016 at 4:39 am, Dear Dr. Laviolette; Please note that He3 is causing magnetosphere compression like the waves on the ocean. This is coming in ahead of He4. There are two brown dwarfs which recently entered our outer SS from the S.S/E and originated in Sag.
_Paul LaViolette January 1, 2017 at 7:33 pm, For a body that far away, it is almost impossible to predict that it will pass close enough to affect the Earth. The chance is very small. The chance that such a body will enter the solar system is small to begin with. On the other hand, with superwaves we know from the ice core record that they occur quite frequently. Small events occur about every 500 years. Larger events about every 11,000 years. This is millions of times more probable than the collision or near passage of a planet.

Study finds solar amplification mechanism by which climate is controlled by the level of solar activity & cosmic rays

Study claims chemical tipping point of magma determines explosive potential of volcanoes

Scotland: Geologists discover 60-million-year-old meteorite strike and new mineral forms

Researchers identify new mechanism that helps explain why meteors explode in the atmosphere (Charles Chandler explained better several years ago)

New 'blob' of hot, rising rock detected below part of the U.S. Northeast

The sun is blank, NASA data shows dimming continues

Watching this newborn island erode could tell us a lot about Mars

Chemists Find New Evidence That Life Might Have Started in Space

Interstellar ice may hold the secret to life

Unravelling the mysteries of extragalactic jets

Juno probes the depths of Jupiter's great red spot, finds hydrogen, oxygen and sulfur ions moving at almost light speed

Chandra reveals the elementary nature of Cassiopeia A

Stellar nursery blooms into view

Bright areas on Ceres suggest geologic activity

Energetic electrons in Earth's inner radiation belt are created by cosmic rays from supernovas

New discovery finds starving white dwarfs are binge eaters

Dark energy survey offers new view of dark matter halos

Dawn of a galactic collision

A better way to weigh millions of solitary stars

‘Ram Setu’ exists, is man-made, between India and Sri Lanka

Archaeologists unearth record of ancient Assyria’s demise

Evidence of early humans found in the jungles of Borneo

Indonesian island found to be unusually rich in cave paintings
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:59 pm


Gilding technique inspired by ancient Egyptians may spark better fuel cells for tomorrow’s electric cars

Computational method improves the resolution of time-of-flight depth sensors 1,000-fold

Memristors power quick-learning neural network

Boeing to unveil secret plane that will 'change future air power'

New type of self-healing glass

Russia's hi-speed rail boom: Manufactured locally and set to traverse the world (VIDEO)

Russia's new luxury car


Arecibo radar returns with asteroid phaethon images

Conflict of Interest in Scientific Research And Our Own Personal Bias

Scientists can now create air transmissible Ebola and other lethal viruses

Quantum droplets are the most dilute liquids

A new approach for detecting planets in Alpha Centauri

A new kind of spiral wave that embraces disorder is discovered (VIDEO)

Brain imaging bias: Whose brain represents the average?

Cosmic rays trigger [trivial] climate change on Earth by increasing cloud cover

Scientists now think Mars' water is locked in its rocks

Saturn's Rings

Space Skull returns: 'Halloween asteroid' to pass by Earth in 2018

Heidelberg uni physicists find evidence of an exotic state of matter


Mysterious alien cigar ‘asteroid’ is actually an interstellar lump of ice (not a space ship)

Ancient fossil microorganisms indicate that life in the universe is common

The 25 [very doubtful] Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017

Alien object 'Oumuama was a natural body visiting from another solar system

Orbital mayhem around a red dwarf

NASA solves how a Jupiter jet stream shifts into reverse

A new twist in the dark matter [fairy] tale

Radio observations point to likely explanation for neutron-star merger phenomena

Giant bubbles on red giant star's surface

Astronomers shed [dark] light on formation of black holes and galaxies

Cosmic filament probes our galaxy's giant [non-] black hole

New study finds 'winking' star may be devouring wrecked planets

Scientists describe how solar system could have formed in bubble around giant star

Megamarsupials: the migration of Australia’s extinct megafauna

What Do You Do When You Find a Mammoth on Your Farm?

Who built the Indus Valley civilisation?

The discovery of an ancient mastodon ignited debate over humans’ arrival in North America
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:57 pm

(Science reporters were lazy this week.)


Twitter + Citizen Science + AI = improved flood data collection

Alaskan microgrids offer energy resilience and independence

At-a-distance device charging

Driverless taxis became a reality in 2017 and hardly anyone noticed

New dating app based on link between DNA and pheromones to play matchmaker

Sizing up new car-safety technology

Self-driving vehicle proving ground tests cars before they hit open road


Bizarre whirlpool phenomenon observed in southern seas

Jupiter's UV Aurora

The Sun is cooling faster than anyone suspected - and lowering Earth's temperature along with it

Potentially hazardous, near-Earth asteroid, larger than thought

Multiwavelength image of the 'Toothbrush' galaxy cluster

Hubble captures planetary nebula NGC 6326

Researchers discover a chemically primitive dwarf star in the galactic halo

These are the greatest unsolved mysteries of 2017

Ancient Axes, Spear Points May Reveal When Early Humans Left Africa

Experts bowled over by ancient urn found on bed of Lake Biwako

Did Prehistoric Middle Eastern Culture Visit Europe, Spawn Artistic Culture, and Leave?

130 million-year-old nest of perfectly preserved dinosaur eggs discovered in China
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:19 pm



Standardizing Perovskite solar cells aging measurements

Race for 'smart' hits fever pitch at electronics show

What's on center stage at the CES tech show? Your voice

Russian scientists develop experimental underwater breathing technique - aimed at rescuing submarine crews

First batch of Russian 5th generation Su-57 fighter jets to be put in service 'very soon'

Low-effort, high-tech ways to clean your house

PrePeat rewritable printer

Fast Car Window De-icing

Ancient Mauryan technology brings water, hope to dry Magadh in Bihar


Scan technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases

Speed breeding technique sows seeds of new green revolution

NASA asteroid hunter spies Earth from far, far away


500,000yo hunter-gatherer 'paradise' discovered near busy Israeli roadway

Unknown Native American population revealed by DNA study

Did comet impacts kill lots of animals in Alaska?

Study predicts next phase of solar cycle will bring on 'Mini Ice Age' as early as 2020

Earth's thermostat discovered in rocks: Regulates planet and helps recover from ice ages

New study traces electric currents that flow along Earth's magnetic field

Large ancient impact event discovered in Southeast Asia

Four-dimensional physics now studied in two dimensions

Researchers cool object beyond limits of known physics

New largest prime number discovered

How quantised inertia gets rid of dark matter

New method of examining teeth reveals ancient people lived much longer than currently believed

How randomness is a key in the spread of disease, other 'evil'

Mysterious Meteorite in Australia Points to Huge Undiscovered Asteroid

The geometry of nuclear black hole accretion disks [or something]

Researchers measure the inner structure of distant suns from their pulsations

Library of galaxy histories reconstructed from motions of stars

Weighing massive stars in nearby galaxy reveals excess of heavyweights

Tools near Mumbai beach trace human settlements to Middle Stone Age

Study may shed new light on dispersal of early modern humans


Everything We Learned in One Year About Thousands of Years of Human Evolution
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:58 pm


Wind output in Denmark last year was a record-setter

New technique eases production, customization of soft robotics

'Holostream' allows high-quality wireless 3-D video communications

Ten year runtime from coin cell battery is CES talking point in smart home chip

Organic solar cells as an alternative to conventional solar cells

Harnessing the power of algae—new, greener fuel cells move step closer to reality

GM seeks US approval for car with no steering wheel

Surprising discovery could lead to better batteries

Top takeaways from Consumers Electronics Show

Fossil fuels blown away by wind in cost terms


Peru’s Alpine Herders Revive Ancient Technologies to Face the Future

Hypatia stone a meteorite of unique unEarthly composition

Proof of fourth dimension?

Astronomers are honing in on the source of puzzling fast radio bursts

Massive subsurface ice sheets offer potential water source for future explorers of Mars

Astronomers catch supermassive black hole myth emitting gas

Little-known 2012 volcanic eruption was actually the largest in over a century

Milky Way's stellar 'rainbow' captured in stunning Hubble image

Comet 41P record-breaking slowdown could cause it to break up or change direction

Exoplanets discovered rotating at "perfect fifth" intervals

Ingredients for life revealed in meteorites that fell to Earth

Special star is a Rosetta Stone for understanding the sun's variability and climate effect

Researchers study complex morphology of the protoplanetary disc around star MWC 758

Gravitational waves [?] measure the universe

Saturn's moon Titan sports Earth-like features

Meteorites reveal story of Martian climate

Astronomers detect 'whirlpool' movement in earliest galaxies

New stellar streams confirm 'melting pot' history of the galaxy

Swarm of hydrogen clouds flying away from center of our galaxy

New SOFIA observations help unravel mysteries of the birth of colossal suns

Hubble finds substellar objects in the Orion Nebula

NASA study shows disk patterns in space can self-generate

'Aromatic' interstellar chemistry

Possible lava tube skylights discovered near the North Pole of the Moon

Citizen scientists discover five-planet system

Magnetic coil springs accelerate particles on the Sun [not electric double layers?]

Hubble and Spitzer team up to find magnified and stretched out image of distant galaxy

Nature article turns theory of stellar evolution upside-down

Ancient rock drawing could be oldest image of a supernova

Rajahmundry: Excavations reveal tools, crystal beads

Ancient DNA sheds light on the mysterious origins of the first Scandinavians


Lucky find gives archeologists glimpse into early hunting technology in Yukon

Swiss archaeologist discovers the earliest tomb of a Scythian prince
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