Several times I have referred to a dandy (if not slightly mind-bending) by Philip Corso titled The Day After Roswell. In this book, not only is the reader told that the mother of all UFO stories – the purported crash of a UFO in Roswell, New Mexico real, but worse than that, not only did the military pick up bits and pieces of technology from the crash and reconstruct some of it, but there was also some biological material recovered as well.
I won’t spoil the whole plot for you in case you read Corso’s book, but whether you choose to believe in UFO’s, or not, the whole phenomenology of the July 1947 events is quite interesting. Backgrounding could begin with the simple Wikipedia entry here and can take you in all kinds of directions.
I know, you’re thinking “Wasn’t the crap about the Rendlesham Forest UFO incident in the U.K. enough on the topic of UFOlogy for the week?”
No. Because when this part of the predictive linguistics goes ‘hot’ – as it is now – there are some very interesting revelations buried in the noise which demand closer attention. Let me roll out the white board and run through this morning’s bullet points.
First, Corso alleges that core technology – things like transistors, lasers, and fiber optics, just to name a couple, came out of the 19476 Roswell crash. There was also reported to be many bits of an amazing metal included in the recovered debris.
It’s this metal that I’d draw your attention to. The oddity of the metal reports are highlighted by the descriptions of its physical properties. The recovered pieces supposedly had some hieroglyphics on them and the metal which was thin sheet material could bent this way and that – or even crumbled up in a ball, just as you would paper, and yet would then return to its original shape when left untouched.
All of this would be just so much hooey, except that this week, the UFO Digest is reporting a study from Battelle Institute from 1949, which goes into some depth about the amazing memory metal, has been obtained. Not only does the Battelle report seem to confirm the existence of this wondrous ‘memory metal’ but it confirms other claims by a scientist named Elroy John Center who is named in one section of the report as working on the underlying metallurgy.
Turns out that ultra-pure titanium and nickel really can make ‘memory metal’ and that it was reportedly ‘seeded’ (like Corso’s transistor, laser and fiber optics report in Day After Roswell) to the military from whence those latter is found their way into civilian applications.
A little more research finds that not only is Shape Metal Alloy (SMA) a real technology, but there is both one-way memory and two-way memory, according to a Wikipedia entry.
What’s more, when we read the Wiki entry on shape metal alloy, the history section ties neatly into the 1949 work and subsequent Navy development behind secret walls:
“The first reported steps towards the discovery of the shape memory effect were taken in the 1930s. According to Otsuka and Wayman (1998), A. Ölander discovered the pseudoelastic behavior of the Au-Cd alloy in 1932. Greninger & Mooradian (1938) observed the formation and disappearance of a martensitic phase by decreasing and increasing the temperature of a Cu-Zn alloy. The basic phenomenon of the memory effect governed by the thermoelastic behavior of the martensite phase was widely reported a decade later by Kurdjumov & Khandros (1949) and also by Chang & Read (1951).
The nickel-titanium alloys were first developed in 1962–1963 by the Naval Ordnance Laboratory and commercialized under the trade name Nitinol (an acronym for Nickel Titanium Naval Ordnance Laboratories). Their remarkable properties were discovered by accident. A sample that was bent out of shape many times was presented at a laboratory management meeting. One of the associate technical directors, Dr. David S. Muzzey, decided to see what would happen if the sample was subjected to heat and held his pipe lighter underneath it. To everyone’s amazement the sample stretched back to its original shape.
There is another type of S.M.A., called a ferromagnetic shape memory alloy (FSMA), that changes shape under strong magnetic fields. These materials are of particular interest as the magnetic response tends to be faster and more efficient than temperature-induced responses.
Metal alloys are not the only thermally-responsive materials; shape memory polymers have also been developed, and became commercially available in the late 1990s.”
I wasn’t aware, until I read up on the field, how much of this shape metal alloy had already come into consumer applications. But, sure enough, under Nitinol, we find it is being used in…
“1) Couplings, (2) Biomedical and medical, (3) Toys, demonstration, novelty items, (4) Actuators, (5) Heat Engines, (6) Sensors, (7) Cryogenically activated die and bubble memory sockets, and finally (8) lifting devices.”
Which translates to orthodontic materials, golf club inserts, stents for heart patients, suture and highly biocompatible applications, resilient glasses frames and some watch springs, a kind of thermostat, cell phone antennas, and you’ll love this: underwiring for bras!
Taken not individually, but as a body of work, it seems that the 1947 Roswell crash was a lot more than just found a museum and kick of Roswell New Mexico’s tourism project.
If you’re looking for a ‘Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory”, here’s one that you don’t want to throw out:
Suppose that both the US and Germany in the years leading to – and after – WW II both made tremendous breakthroughs in a wide range of scientific efforts, such as antigravitics perhaps using the Biefeld-Brown Effect.
Let’s further suppose that some of the Germans who were involved in the famous Nazi Bell (“Die Glocke”) experiments in time/space bending had accidentally stumbled into new technology and that some portion of the Nazi hierarchy was able to escape to a foreign country (Argentina or the Antarctic, just for example) where they would have continued their Fourth Reich developments, but rebranded perhaps.
Then let us further suppose that after the war, those scientists which were not involved and came to America, were not really the cream of the crop and that there really was some technology lost which then ‘went underground’.
The crash of the Roswell craft certainly would have evened the playing field up, but its possible that to this day, there’s a secret technology race underway…. OR…
In either event, the bulk of humans (you and me) would really be incidental pawns in a very large chess game where the elimination of a large segments of humans (like us) would be fine with those who are playing at the next higher level up.
And that could very well explain why we get in the longer term predictive linguistics value sets so much discussion about ‘alien wars’ out in a couple of years. Since the technology filters out the obvious references to popular culture (like new movies coming out and book titles/content) it’s a possibility that can’t be enti8rely overlooked.
Such a monstrous Unified Conspiracy Theory may seem outlandish when you first ponder it – and I don’t consider myself vested one way or the other in it, but when I take all the available data – ranging from alien abduction reports, transdimensional experiences, the huge amount of technological progress following Roswell, and now the Battelle report which admits to working on memory metal and sets the stage for ‘seeding’ of technology (after Corso’s assertions), the only problem I have with all the data is what?
It all fits under this kind of framework. Right down to calling the shots (a poor vaccination pun) about our future.
Oh – and since there seems to be a whole boatload of high tech on the back shelf, it means that if faced with collapse of the global economy, the real PowersThatBe could have a serious upper hand over the useless eater crowd.
And that in turn ties back to the large number of people who reportedly go away (in data terms) over the coming five years, or so. Either one in six die, or one in six survive.
Not exactly light hearted and humorous, but every once in a while when the linguistics project says “Here comes important data!” we look at new data that appears and see if it throws out the unthinkable.
In this case, it seems to reinforce – not contradict – a larger framework than is readily apparent. A kind of pattern behind the chaos that would exp0lain where all the black budget money has been going for all these years….
Reader sent in a picture of his new solar installation….damn impressive…
Thought I’d show ya the new Solar system I’m putting in. (Xantrex 12,000 Watt, 48 volt)
But also have a couple of questions. While back you mentioned a diesel additive / stabilizer; remember what it was? And what are you using for a battery bank on your system…I’m at the point of swapping out my DECA 215 amp golf cart batteries for something heavier; looking at DECA “8L16’s (Two strings of 8) curious what you have.
Also I have two Xantrex SW Plus 2524 inverters for sale (Previous system) 5000 watts stacked. Have all manuals & stacking comm.. cable, hardware, etc. $2600.00 for the pair + Shipping, if ya know anyone out your way. They operate perfectly…just needed more power Scotty! “
This brings up a number of items. First, on the diesel preservative: The stuff I used on the sailboat was GOLD EAGLE CO 22240 32OZMarine Fuel Sta-Bil although I don’t know what’s different about it from this stuff: STA-BIL 22214 Fuel Stabilizer – 32 Fl oz. – maybe more dyer of some kind in the marine version – just don’t know.
The main thing about diesel is that you’ve really got two problems when it comes to storage. One is that diesel can, over time, grow algae in it. There’s enough moisture and little gorwy-thingies that diesel is actually a growing medium. If that’s your main concern, you can simply get a good biocide for your diesel…something like Biobor Jf 16oz. Growth Control which I also used on the boat. Didn’t take too much and never had to worry about fouled filters & injectors over a 10-year period.
The other part of preservation is maintenance of hexane levels. I used a product called CRC something or other on my boat for a while. While it ran fine in the engine, the place where it seemed to increase the amount of soot was in the diesel-fired heating system.
So if I were looking for a single-shot solution, I would just Sta-Bil…and be done with it. Think you can get 10-years out of Sta-Bil if youi dose at (or slightly over) the recommended levels.
Second question about the battery bank here: On my first bank, I’m using eight Interstate U-2200
six volt golf cart batteries. These are rated at 232 amp-hours each so with two strings of four batteries, I figure about 464 amp-hours.
In order to have a ‘balanced system’ – in other words, one where the maximum inverter load would be matched closely to the battery bank, I would go for HUGE battery capacity. At a minimum I would be putting in four strings (in parallel) of 8-batteires (in series) which would give you the 48-volts and 900-odd amp-hours.
I know that sounds like a lot of batteries, but when you start pulling that full 12 kW out of your batteries, you’ll be sucking somewhere around 250 amps (just for the load) plus maybe 5% above that for conversion efficiency loss (263-264 amps) and then if you observe the maximum depth of discharge of 60% on the batteries, that would give you only about 2-hours of full load on batteries.
Remember: Although the batteries are rated at 232 amp-hours each, that’s when the energy is taken out over a 20-hour rate. When you take the energy out faster, the effective size of the battery shrinks to 50% (or less) once you’re inside the 6-hour rate.
That’s because the chemistry of lead-acid batteries is pretty clearly defined. When you discharge a battery, the sulfuric acid deposits sulfur on the plates and if you aren’t using a complex pumped electrolyte battery set up (forget it – don’t even ask) then you get plate near plate stratification of the electrolyte and that diminishes effective capacity – see Peukert’s law (1897) for details here.
Your proposed battery bank of 215 amp-hour bank (2 strings worth) would get you 430 amp-hours of capacity – so with a 60% depth of discharge, you’d be looking at only about 268 amp-hours useable, which is just one hour at the 12kw Max load you’re proposing. What are you running, a drill rig? One rule of thumb I like is each watt of inverter should have an equal watt of solar panels…
I am still tuning my book on solar energy system design, but you get the idea, I hope?
Discharge more than 60% a couple of dozen times and those batteries – no matter how good they are – will be destined for the recycle bin. I’m just sayin’…
It’s way cheaper to manage the demand side – so things like LED lighting, battery voltage fans (24 or 48) for ventilation, and low voltage pumps…that kind of thing. Monster inverters are tres cool and all, but for my 2 kw of inverter, I’ve got 464 amp-hours and figure it’s only half the battery bank I want….
You might consider some ex-phone company 2-volt cells or a couple of forklift batteries…then you’d have something going…just my opinion, from a design standpoint, is all.
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Popcorn at the Train Wreck
Three items on the agenda this week. One is to address a reader who wondered how I could say something to the effect that ‘government was doing a pretty good job, all things considered’ when I also happen to think we’re in the midst of dropping into the depths of the second depression. Good question…I’ll see if I can explain. Secondly, there’s a 70+ slide PowerPoint that you can download as a PDF which was given to the East Texas self-organizing collective meting in Tyler, TX Saturday afternoon. Great fajitas and fellowship. And then, there’s the matter of what’s it’s gonna be as we are now in that August 16-22 window where something becomes a prequel to events to follow over the course of this fall. So grab some popcorn, we’ve got a front row section reserved for us at the economic train wreck.
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“Live on $10,000″ Updated
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