Sunday, January 08, 2006

Anti-Gravity Technology May Be Taking a Big Step Forwards

Welcome to Mars express: only a three hour trip Ian JOHNSTON SCIENCE


AN EXTRAORDINARY "hyperspace" engine that could make
interstellar space travel a reality by flying into other
dimensions is being investigated by the United States government.

The hypothetical device, which has been outlined in principle but is based on a controversial theory about the fabric of the universe,could potentially allow a spacecraft to travel to Mars in three hours and journey to a star 11 light years away in just 80 days, according to a report in today's New Scientist magazine.

The theoretical engine works by creating an intense magnetic field
that, according to ideas first developed by the late scientistBurkhard Heim in the 1950s, would produce a gravitational field and result in thrust for a spacecraft.

Also, if a large enough magnetic field was created, the craft would slip into a different dimension, where the speed of light is faster,allowing incredible speeds to be reached. Switching off the magnetic field would result in the engine reappearing in our current dimension.

The US air force has expressed an interest in the idea and scientists working for the American Department of Energy - which has a device known as the Z Machine that could generate the kind of magnetic fieldsrequired to drive the engine - say they may carry out a test if the theory withstands further scrutiny.

Professor Jochem Hauser, one of the scientists who put forward the
idea, told The Scotsman that if everything went well a working engine could be tested in about five years.

However, Prof Hauser, a physicist at the Applied Sciences Universityin Salzgitter, Germany, and a former chief of aerodynamics at the European Space Agency, cautioned it was based on a highly controversial theory that would require a significant current understanding of the laws of physics.

"It would be amazing. I have been working on propulsion systems for quite a while and it would be the most amazing thing. The would be almost unlimited," he said.

"But this thing is not around the corner; we first have to prove the basic science is correct and there are quite a few physicists who have a different opinion.

"It's our job to prove we are right and we are working on that."
He said the engine would enable spaceships to travel to different
solar systems. "If the theory is correct then this is not science
fiction, it is science fact," Prof Hauser said.
"NASA have contacted me and next week I'm going to see someone from the [US] air force to talk about it further, but it is at a very early stage. I think the best-case scenario would be within the next five years [to build a test device] if the technology works."
The US authorities' attention was attracted after Prof Hauser and an Austrian colleague, Walter Droscher, wrote a paper called "Guidelines for a space propulsion device based on Heim's quantum theory".

More on this:

"The US military is considering testing the principle behind a type of space drive which holds the promise of reaching Mars in just three hours. The problem is, as New Scientist explains, it's entirely theoretical and many physicists admit they don't understand the science behind it.

Nonetheless, the so-called "hyperdrive" concept won last year's American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics award for the best nuclear and future flight paper. Among its defenders is aerospace engineer Pavlos Mikellides, from the Arizona State University in Tempe. Mikellides, who reviewed the winning paper, said: "Even though such features have been explored before, this particular approach is quite unique."

It is also very interesting that Heim appears to have anticipated the work of later 20th century science by postulating additional dimensions to the present for. In this he appears particularly prescient.

What I am always appalled by is that those who say something like this can't be done seem to have very little imagination. Maybe the science won't work but maybe engineers can come up with something that redefines the science. Stuff like this is way too important to leave to the nay sayers.

On another note--and these were substantiated experiments. The Russians have recently used supercooling and magnetic fields to produce what appears to be limited anti-gravity. A lot of this stuff reminds me that the Greeks invented the steam engine--knew the basic principles--but just never really needed to implement the technology. One pundit said that if Alexander the Great had lived to old age that the Greeks would have needed to invent the steam engine to keep the Empire together.

I suspect science is on the verge of something tremendous here--no matter which way it plays out.

On another note it would seem that the theoreticians are usually way ahead of the engineers who would execute such projects. We need more leaders who will say, "I don't care whether it can be theoretically done or not--figure it out and here is some money to do just that."

Sean O'Reilly
Travelers' Tales Inc.

Subject: Fwd: [IP] more on Welcome to Mars express: only a three hour trip

Begin forwarded message:

> Welcome to Mars express: only a three hour trip
> An interesting article, but note this from the Register's article
> (
> So far so good - in theory. However, as NS notes: "The
> majority of physicists have never heard of Heim theory,
> and most of those contacted by New Scientist said they
> couldn't make sense of Dröscher and Häuser's description
> of the theory behind their proposed experiment."
> Furthermore, Dröscher and Häuser's proposed practical
> experiment to prove their theory requires "a magnetic coil several
> metres in diameter capable of sustaining an enormous current
> density" - something which the majority of engineers say
> is "not feasible with existing materials and technology".

Burkhard Heim on Antigravity
(c) Robert Neil Boyd
[R. N. Boyd]:

1965: Burkhard Heim, as director of the German Research Institute of Field Physics at Goettingen, Germany revealed that, by direct experimentation, he had discovered a positive lead to antigravity. The discovery involved an intermediate field, neither electromagnetic nor gravitational.

The results, Heim stated, if applied to space flight, would be direct levitation, conversion of electricity into kinetic energy without any waste, and "immunizing he occupants and the structures of such vehicles against any effects from acceleration of the vehicle, however great and violent."

Do we know what Heim's "intermediate field" is? Is it related to hyperspace?

[B. Goeksel]:

Heim's intermediate field is called Mesofield.

Here are some excerpts which seem to fit well in the recent discussions on aether theories (compare also with Tucker's gravi- charges and the work of Prof. Kussner. Prof. Tucker will present at the coming Utah BPP conference.)

"Due to the existence of field mass, the gravitational force in Heim's theory is the solution of a so-called "transcendental" equation, i.e. an algebraic equation having no simple solution.

"In addition to the normal gravitational field described by Eq. (2) the field mass give rise to a second gravitational field, whose relation to the first is very similar to the relation between magnetic and electric fields. In the literature the second field sometimes is referred to as the "mesofield". In free space the two fields are orthogonal to each other.

The result of this is a set of equations governing the two dissimilar gravitational fields quite analogous to those describing the electromagnetic fields (Maxwell's equations). The main difference is the appearance of the field mass in the gravitational equations in the place where zero appears in Maxwell's equations. The zero in the latter is due to the non-existence of magnetic monopoles.

This difference renders Heim's gravitational equations less symmetric than the electromagnetic ones. The same lack of symmetry also applies to a unified field theory, combining electromagnetism and gravitation, which cannot be more symmetric than its parts."

[B. Goeksel]:

I am no expert in Heim's theory but suppose that there are more similarities to the work of Prof. Kussner. Heim is also predicting neutral electrons. Neutrinos could be the link between both fields. I don't know what this is:

"Additionally there appear three pairs of neutrinos with small masses and a neutral electron. The inertia of elementary particles consist of 4 zones with differently degrees of steps of condensation, respectively densities. The dense zones (two in mesons and three in baryons) can be interpreted as quarks, since high energetic particles will be scattered by them."

p. 46: "With rotating magnetic fields it seems impossible to generate gravitation fields. But it is hoped, that in a near future someone will find out how to bring FREE IONS INTO ROTATION IN CRYSTALS, which will yield a sufficient strength of magnetic fields. Instead of rotating magnetic coils one could think to use time-dependable curves like linear increasing SHORT-CUT CURRENTS which are used in rail- guns. In a device to generate high magnetic field pulses the rails could form in a SPIRAL IN A FLAT CYLINDER. To get an effective acceleration field it would be required to have a sandwick-pack of several of such plates in which the pulses are generated time- displaced."

There is another, newer Jefimenko book with title "Electromagnetic Retardation and Theory of Relativity: New Chapters in the Classical Theory of Fields" which we should study. It is also quoted in the Russian book mentioning the work of Shipov.

Heim's Mesofield seems to be identical to the cogravitational field described in Prof. Jefimenko's book "Causality, Electromagnetic Induction and Gravitation". It is based on the work of Heaviside.

"The theory starts out from a set of relations very similar to Maxwell's equations, describing the interrelations between electric, magnetic, and gravitational field, including the mesofield. The mesofield only acts on moving masses and bears about the same relation to the gravitational field as the magnetic field does to the electric field."

curl E = -dB/dt Newton:
curl g=0

curl g = - b dB/dt
whereby b is a coupling constant
epsilon: vacuum permittivity
alpha: permittivity of space to gravity
as namely suggested by W. K. Allan

curl g = -dK/dt

Heim's mesofield is coupled through b to the magnetic field: dK/dt = -b dB/dt

This is a 4D approximated electrogravitational equation of Prof. Auerbach. The original equations are hyperdimensional. Gravitons are located in 5th and 6th dimension according to Heim. More from the 4D approximation:

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