~e; EM observations #10
brian carroll <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sat, 2 Apr 2005 09:36:20 -0600
[keywords] magnetic motors, ghost detector, nuclear, trust,
robots, artificial love, pipeline sabotage, barcode babies,
LED bicycle spokes, electrolysis, visualizing pollution...
electromagnetic observations -- #10
* very windy day. looking at sailing ships for research. went
on a walk across a windswept urban expanse. though of kites.
thought of windmills. thought of sails referred to as energy
harnessing devices. wondered if sails could be attached to a
bridge or other infrastructure when windy, to extend a sail
of sorts, which would pull some cord which would turn or add
momentum to a generator, or else, some kind of muscle wire
(nitonal. sp?) which would take the strain and turn it into
energy which could be used for communications or lighting, etc.
thus tying the aesthetics of sails, rigging, and poles with
the functionality of the distribution pole infrastructure,
to tap this resource. else, foils like on airplane's wings.
* a note on usage of 'electricity' as a catch-all for electro-
magnetic phenomena. having written about electricity in a wide-
range of ways and specifically in the field of architecture, it
was 'unnatural' as a concept to get towards aspects where this
definition does not easily, conceptually, enter into electro-
magnetic realms (basically, fields, it could possibly be said),
such that 'radio waves' and 'radiation' are largely 'other'-
concepts from that of domestic power and things that can be
seen and literalized. an analogy could be to the splitting of
'east' and 'west' (along magnetic and electric lines, with a
country like .RU at an interesting cross-roads) or like the
splitting of the early christian church into two+ domains.
it was brought up in constructive critique of my work by John
Young (cryptome, architect) as there is much left outside of
electricity that is relevant and found in electromagnetism.
it could be said, basically, that 'space' is this idea, as
'wireless' is not just an electric phenomenon, etc. nor are
paranormal things like ghosts purely electric anomalies, etc.
(many amazing things are being done with hall-effect sensors,
by the way, which are a basic part of EMF metering devices).
thus, talking about 'electricity' is only, at most, 50% of
what exists in phenomenon, then in some cases (radio or wi-fi
or radiation) it would seem to be EM that is the 'paradigm'
yet it is even more abstract and harder still to visualize
than electricity. though as a concept, it is the standard
of measurement for electromagnetic effects and causes, etc.
one thing about EM that was not the same with electricity,
is that EM is chaotic and unweildy as a concept, whereas
electricity seems to be rather well ordered and harnessed.
with electromagnetism much of its mysteries remain as is.
US Dismisses Iranian Media Tour of Nuclear Plant as 'Theatrical'
'Mr. Khatami showed reporters a vast, empty hall that Iranian
officials said had been built to house some 50,000 uranium-enrichment
centrifuges, but was inoperative because Iran had suspended enrichment
activity.' .. 'A senior official who spoke to reporters here rejected
any notion the media tour vindicated Iran's contention it is not
seeking nuclear weapons, and called the exercise by President Khatami
theatrical.' .. 'Briefing reporters, State Department Deputy Spokesman
Adam Ereli said if Iran really wanted to allay suspicions about its
intentions, it would let International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
inspectors enter what he called suspicious sites, and allow them to
interview key officials associated with its nuclear program.' .. '“I'm
not going second-guess Iranian motives or intentions,” said Mr. Ereli.
“ will tell you that there are a large number of outstanding questions
and concerns that the international community has long posed to Iran
that Iran has not responded to fully. And that is the measure, I think,
by which one should judge the Iranian commitment to transparency and
consistency with international obligations, not press tours to sites.”'
Energy Information // suppressed energy devices. thanks *
[and] Perendev is Tooling Up for Magnetic Motor Mass Production in
'A page about the motor says that the motor works "by focusing the
magnetic field, the angles of the magnets and a special method of
shielding." Also, "the motor does not require external power to start
up." Brady reports that tests run have shown no diminution of magnet
strength over period of motor operation, which was two months in one
// from what basic knowledge and experience i have, the concept of an
// all-magnet motor that is kept in motion by small pulses of
// yet which outputs greater electrical current than put in, makes
// it is comparable to the concept of a transitor which uses a small bit
// of power to switch larger loads. likewise, a motor using electricity
// to start up and stay in motion, yet with the magnetism possibly able
// to attain faster speeds and turned back into electrical output, it
// is like an invisible 'helping hand' like when pushing a person on a
// swingset, to give them a little push to send them higher and higher,
// or on a rotating playground ride, to push the edge to keep or
// momentum. this is very worthwhile reading, it is a likely future...
// 'Minato says average efficiency on his motors is about 330 percent.'
[and] The Techno Maestro's Amazing Machine - Kohei Minato and the Japan
Magnetic Fan Company: a maverick inventor's breakthrough electric motor
uses permanent magnets to make power -- and has investors salivating
'She then moves us to the next device, a weighty machine connected to
a tiny battery. Apparently the load on the machine is a 35kg rotor,
which could easily be used in a washing machine. After she flicks the
switch, the huge rotor spins at over 1,500 rpms effortlessly and
silently. Meters show the power in and power out. Suddenly, a power
source of 16 watts or so is driving a device that should be drawing at
least 200 to 300 watts.' .. 'Nobue explains to us that this and all the
other devices only use electrical power for the two electromagnetic
stators at either side of each rotor, which are used to kick the rotor
past its lockup point then on to the next arc of magnets. Apparently
the angle and spacing of the magnets is such that once the rotor is
moving, repulsion between the stators and the rotor poles keeps the
rotor moving smoothly in a counterclockwise direction. Either way, it's
impressive.' .... 'Minato's motors consume just 20 percent or less of
the power of conventional motors with the same torque and horse power.
They run cool to the touch and produce almost no acoustic or electrical
noise. They are significantly safer and cheaper (in terms of power
consumed), and they are sounder environmentally.' .. 'The implications
are enormous. In the US alone, almost 55 percent of the nation's
electricity is consumed by electric motors. While most factory
operators buy the cheapest motors possible, they are steadily being
educated by bodies like NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers
Association) that the costs of running a motor over a typical 20-year
lifespan comprise a purchase price of just 3 percent of the total, and
electricity costs of 97 percent. It is not unusual for a $2,000 motor
to consume $80,000 of electricity (at a price of .06 cents per kilowatt
Reversal of magnetic field under way? // the chaotic geomagnet. thanks *
'The orientation of the Earth's magnetic field at any time in
prehistory can be found in rock.' .. 'In lava, the magnetic domains in
the cooling rock line up with the Earth's magnetic field as the rock
cools. By knowing the orientation of the magnetized material in the
rock, and the age of the rock formation, we can plot a timeline of when
the Earth's magnetic field was as it is today, and when it was
reversed.' (also in clay pottery)
A Story of Machines and Architecture
Paul Shepheard // *** great architectural author/thinker/poet...
'According to Paul Shepheard, architecture is the rearranging of the
world for human purposes. Sculpture, machines, and landscapes are all
architecture-every bit as much as buildings are. In his writings,
Shepheard examines old assumptions about architecture and replaces the
critical theory of the academic with the active theory of the
architect-citizen enamored of the world around him.' .. 'Artificial
Love weaves together three stories about architecture into one. The
first, about machines as architecture, leads to speculations about
technology and the human condition and to the assertion that machines
are the sculptures of today. The second story is about the ways that
architecture reflects the tribal and personal desires of those who make
it. In the West, ideas of community, multiculturalism, and
globalization compete furiously, leaving architecture to exist as it
always has, as the past in the present. The third story features
individual people experiencing their lives in the context of
architecture. Here, Shepheard borrows the rhetorical device of
Shakespeare's seven ages of man to propose that each person's life
imitates the accumulating history of the human species. Shepheard's
version of the history of humans is a technological one, in which
machines become sculpture and sculpture becomes architecture. For
Shepheard, our machines do not separate us from nature. Rather, our
technology is our nature, and we cannot but be in harmony with nature.
The change that we have wrought in the world, he says, is a wonderful
and powerful thing.'
Report on Global Ecosystems Calls for Radical Changes --
Earth's Sustainability Is Not Guaranteed Unless Action Is Taken
to Protect Resources, Experts Say // reg.req -> bugmenot.com
'"Human actions are depleting Earth's natural capital, putting such
strain on the environment that the ability of the planet's ecosystems
to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted," the
authors said.' [...] 'One way to address such problems, Mooney said, is
to assign economic value to environmental benefits that many people
take for granted. "We consider services free -- like clean water and
pest regulation -- but they are not free," he said. "A number of
services have a potential to get into the economic system that will
help in making wise decisions."'
Online, Anything and Everything Can Be a Museum Piece
By SARAH BOXER // * dryly humorous...
Pipeline sabotage is terrorist’s weapon of choice // ***
'Pipelines are very easily sabotaged. A simple explosive device can
put a critical section of pipeline out of operation for weeks. This is
why pipeline sabotage has become the weapon of choice of the insurgents
in Iraq.' ... 'Emulating the success of the saboteurs in Iraq,
terrorists in many oil-producing countries have set their sights on
pipelines and other oil installations.'
[quote] What the 9/11 Commission missed //  energy policy...
'The notion that the U.S. can prevail in the war on terror while
continuing to pay for both sides of the war is naive. Any strategy that
excludes energy as a critical element in the war on terror would be
neither comprehensive nor effective.'
Brain chip reads man's thoughts // BrainGate. via drudgereport.com
xanadu, pre-html system by Ted Nelson
The trust game: Measuring social interaction // em measure of mind
'In a report in this week's issue of the journal Science, Dr. P. Read
Montague Jr. and colleagues at the BCM Human Neuroimaging Laboratory
and California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., describe
where and when trust is formed between two anonymous people
interacting via functional magnetic resonance imaging in machines more
than 1,500 miles apart. They found that as the interaction continued,
the trust response occurred earlier and earlier in the subjects'
interchanges - until a decision about trust occurred even before the
latest interaction was completed.' [...] 'The study was made possible
by hyperscanning or hyperscan-fMRI, a breakthrough that allowed
Montague and his colleagues to synchronize the scanning of two
[and] Science Discovers Where Trust Begins // em emotive-thought
'In a springtime sort of story, researchers say they've used advanced
scanning methods to pinpoint the region of the brain where feelings of
trust arise.' .. 'Turns out those emotions are nestled in the same area
as the most powerful springtime feeling of all -- love.' [...] '"Love
is a primitive, basic, emotional affective state," he said. "So is
trust. Trust is something that a child has for its mother or a lover
has for a lover."'
http://www.hehe.org // electromagnetic-related artworks
[and] pollstream : altering our perception of pollution
hokey spokes // LED POV bike spokes. via gizmodo.net
Top Five Vintage Computers Turn Dust into Dollars // IT antiquing
// electrolysis and 21st century metallurgy...
How to make steelmaking 'green?' Add some plastic.
definition of "electromagnetic waves"
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002.
On Truth and Reality -- The Wave Structure of Matter // ***
On Truth and Reality -- The Wave Structure of Matter // ***
[and] Radiation Physics / Electromagnetic Spectrum / Electromagnetic
[and] Space (Aether/Ether) -- On Absolute Space (Aether, Ether, Akasa)
and its Properties as an Infinite Eternal Continuous Wave Medium
// note1: this spike was one of the goals of bin Laden's 9/11 attack.
// note2: IEA 'driving bans' and reductions in the working week...?
Traders head for the hills following 'superspike' report
Crude expected to hit $105 by 2007
Analysis by Michael Glackin. Lebanon Daily Star staff // ***
'For those who may have missed it, Goldman Sachs, the largest energy
derivatives trader, issued a report on Thursday warning oil prices
could hit $105 a barrel because the commodity is entering what the bank
called a "superspike" period. According to the report, oil will jump to
$75 next year before hitting $105 in 2007. It was not all doom and
gloom though as Goldman added that oil price will plunge to around $30
by 2010. For all the drama inherent in these kinds of reports, a
superspike is not that far fetched...'
Living Will Software Sales Surge // tied to Schiavo right-to-die...
// interesting case of an offshoot of off-the-shelf technology R&D...
// (Sony CEO called the entire field of robotics becoming #1 future.)
Robots: Not Just for Housecleaning Anymore // dual-use robotics...
The company behind the Roomba has robots at work in Iraq.
'PackBots, in various configurations, have been used by the U.S.
military to scout into caves or battle areas, conduct roving
surveillance, and to even disarm roadside bombs. The PackBot can be
thrown into a building through a window, climb stairs, or drop 20 feet
and still function, according to IRobot. More than 100 of the versatile
robots have been deployed by the U.S. military in Iraq, says Tom Ryden,
director of sales and marketing for IRobot's Government & Industrial
Robotics division.' [...] 'Using the lessons learned in its consumer
division to drive down costs and using the lessons in its government
division to drive up performance, Dyer believes multipurpose robots
will soon be available to a wider group of people than soldiers. "We
think it is going to be available to people who don't have a lot of
money to spend," Dyer says.'
Japanese Co. Sells Ghost Detector // via gizmodo.net & engadget.com
'SolidAlliance Corp.'s portable [USB port] GhostRadar beeps and
flashes red lights in response to unusual magnetic waves. It also
reacts to body heat and perspiration detected by a sensor where users
place their thumbs.'
Electronic tags for eggs, sperm and embryos // RFID'd (barcode babies)
'The idea, discussed at the HFEA’s annual conference in London last
month, is that an alarm will sound if the wrong eggs and sperm are
brought close to one another, for instance, or if a doctor attempts to
collect the wrong embryo to implant into a mother-to-be.' ... '[The
electronic tags] can be placed on the bottom of a dish containing an
embryo, and are activated by radio waves which transmit across a
clinic’s designated work areas. When activated, RFID tags respond by
transmitting a unique ID code. “If the samples don’t match [the
patient], or you bring together two things that shouldn’t be in the
same work area, the alarms will sound,” Troup says.' .. 'The HFEA is
investigating whether such a system would be safe, as there are
concerns that radio waves might harm embryos. IVF Witness, an RFID
system being developed by Research Instruments, in Falmouth, UK, has
been tested on mouse embryos. The embryos are placed in Petri dishes
which have tags attached to the bottom, and placed in an incubator with
an antenna that activates the tags.'
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