How dose this technology works? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oTkL5AWGQg
Topic by prateek0927 | last reply
Holograms are the most popular sci-fi device ever thought up but no one has made a actual entity that can stand in front of you. hologram progectorsfit in pockets in movies why don't they have them now. the closest thing i could find was a video; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLa1rdfu6Bg my idea was to have multicoler lazer diodes that target dust particals in the air and reflect off of them to create an image or perhaps millions of nonobots that position themselves in the air obove the projecter for a more precice image. what do you think?
Topic by DehLeprechaun | last reply
Hello, I'm already visiting this website for a while, but never really sign up. Today was finally the day I decide to register myself. I'm very interested in the technology section of this website, and I think all of you are awesome inventors! :) So back to my question, I don't know a lot about technology, so my question was, where is the best place to start (or learn) things about technology? Like building things all by yourself, with batteries and such things. I'm a beginner in technology, I only know some programming on computers, and a bit about how computers are build, but that's all! I hope someone can help me! :) Thanks In Advance! :)
Question by Kolnorp | last reply
Can Someone patent a Technology ? i.e. the way a machine works? so that no one can use that procedure to make a machine work ? I saw a machine , did research and found the way , it works, and i want to make it open source, not by using the same logos , all I want to do is to make the tech open source . can I ? if no, then Why ? and How can I ? I mean what minimum changes do i need ?
Question by _Boltz_
We're giving away 5 copies of the book Fashioning Technology: A DIY Intro to Smart Crafting! It's a fun book with tons of ideas about how to incorporate technology into your projects. It explains everything you need to know to get going with LEDs, soft circuits, solar power, sensors, and much more! I'll be sending these books to the next 5 people that post Instructables meeting the following criteria: - Posted on or after July 3, 2012 - Involves both crafting and electronics- soft circuits, phone/gadget accessories, light fixtures.... be creative! - 4 or more steps - Full original written and photo documentation Post a link to your Instructable on this forum post to enter!
Topic by amandaghassaei | last reply
Im currently working this one in my master's degree.. i let you know about my findings when i'll finish this.. as of now, i'm open to any suggestions or comments.. also, i need more references, materials and books, even journals that would deepen my understanding on this research..
Topic by mikulo | last reply
I would like to make a simple single LED flasher powered by a 9 volt battery. I would like the LED to flash approximately once per minute. So far with my limited knowledge of electronics the best I have come up with is one that is off for one minute and then on for one minute. The one I made that flashed once every minute using a large resistor had a very short battery life. Any help will be appreciated..............................................phil
Question by toilettank | last reply
I have a DIY perfusion bioreactor,when linked to a modifed haemodyalsis machine via myself, it allows for long term storage (in theory) of anything up to pretty much a human fetus or brain (provided the DNA matches so as to avoid my body attacking whatever lies within the reactor), this has been tested on various DNA and cell structures twice, I have no intention of trying again as dialysis even when done by experienced highly skilled professionals will inevitably over time lead to death, on top of that the amount of pain involved makes conducting experiments very difficult. Has anyone any experience in the more standard system of blood bags PC controlled to feed the environment as I am a little out my depth, I am looking for less dangerous and painfull solutions.
Question by RandomNOOBy
Listening device for bird watching,having the following specification:1.handheld,battery operated.2.frequency operation in audible frequency range.3.minimum of 30bB signal amplication.4.volume control for final outout stage.5.automatic gain control.6.10 second recording of sound,non volatile storade.7.two output sockets for headsets,5mm jack plug sockets.8.5 hour operational capabilities on one set of batteries.9.On/Off switch with LED indication.10.LEd to indicate recording.11.LED to indicate playback.?
Throughout history it is always the spritual and religious world providing us with clues about the gods, aliens and ancient tehnologies.Many of the texts and libraries have been lost to war, fires and natural disasters.But the really old ones still have solid structures with myths everywhere.And they all have stories that survived time in one form or another.The approach to make or keep this knowledge accessible differes from culture to cultures and between our various old and newer religions.Take the fact the officiall the Jews have no home country to call home.This fact goes back to the times of the crucification of Jesus!The roman or catholic church was and in many ways still is the driving force behind this war against all jews.And it makes a good example to be used for the secrets we are not supposed to know about.I could do the same with hindu gods and might do so in a later revisted episode, but using "the one and only god" makes no real difference.It is neither an attack on the church nor on the jews, it is a collection of histric facts and theories.Killing a weird guy with magical powers would be totally normal for the church, we know that from witch hunts over and over again.And even if you would have killed the highest leader of the church back then the punishments would have stopped with your family.So why try to exterminated or at least drive all jews from church controlled territories?Why steal their most prescious relicts or destroy them?Both the oldest version of jewish "bible" and the other one provide vital and almost identical clues.It is agreed that good old mary was not raped and that her pregnacy was a "miracle".With don't know of her farming hubby was impotent but their are clues they had another child from natural conception many years later.Either way the clues continue in both books.Same for pitcures created by artists around the time and later in history based on stroy telling.I will highlight these pictures a bit later.Again both sides agree that around the time it all hapened a bright star or comet was visible over Jerusalem.Science tried to provide us with answers but could not provide enough specifics and details.The funny thing is that nowhere in any record you find a pregnant Mary...All you find is that she suddenly had a baby, so suddenly in fact that not even hubby realised what happened.Certainly nothing indicating more than a few weeks, so no mormal pregnancy at all!Today we are already experts in IVF and implanting emryos into a womb.We struggle a bit though to make it faster in a controlled way.No problem though to alter and mix the required DNA for more satisfactory outcomes.In some countries it is legal to have the DNA of your unbron child modified to make sure it comes out the way the parants like it best...But of course back then there was no one with a good IVF progam at hand...What if we check for pictures?In almost all of the oldest ones our "comet" does not look like a comet at all.It is not rays of light emitting to show how bright it was - they already did much better jobs with colors when painting the sun...And said "comet" appears over and over in images like a watching eye over whatever happened back then.Often just as a tiny thing in some corner of the image and most of these pic were "taken" in bright daylight.Pretty rare to find a comet visible in bright daylight over one part of the world only and for several years....Fun fact: It was never mentioned that the comet was visible throught the night but it was always clearly visible throughout the day and early morning/evening.Ever seen a big plane taking off around sun set and flying towards the day line?Even if it already appears to be dark enough to see some skies - if the plane is high enough its shiny belly reflects like a bright star....A big enough craft in a stationary orbit would give the exaxt same impression to someone observing it back then.They had no telescope to take a closer look.....What about references in other ancient texts?Especially in the asian region you find old stories about a traveller going west to spread hisnew from a religion and to seek followers.Other stories make it quite clear that he did not travel but that he was sent.All around the right time in history and all matching what Jesus and his followers were spreading.You won't find any records of his journey though....By the time he made it to Jerusalem he would have had thausands of followers already along his route....And funny enough you won't find any stories about the childhood of Jesus either.It all starts as a baby being born and jumps right forward to a young man...Another thing that differs in asian texts is where the three wise man come into place.Some texts state they were not kings at all and there is no corresponging histrorical evidence that leaders from the regions in question came to see the holy child.They speak of teachers bringing wisdom.Teachers from three distictively different cultures from different parts of the ancient world.The same texts state that the teachers did not travel back to where they started their long journey.They state the teachers went to those who sent them to share information on the prgess of the "holy child".And by pure coincidence this "last and final report" meant they disappeared from all historical, religious or even mythical texts and stories.It happen around the time of Jesus being reborn.And with them the story about what happened to Jesus a while after he came back ends as well...Imagine the catholic leaders at that time were like middlemen for a greater cause.After all those three wise man did not reside with Jesus's parents and neither at the local motel.Leaves only a filthy rich guy or the church....And if Jesus was nothing but a genetic experiment to allow for the delevopment of a very calm and capable brain....For sure some tecnology must have been involved to the magic happen, bread and wine don't appear from thin ai just because you want id badly enough.And waters don't stay apart to allow walking over the dry sea bed to the other side - forcefields do...Is than a surpise that those responsible and being also involved in stealing the ark faced the most severe punishment possible?A punishment lasting till the end of time...But were the jews just punsihed for killing Jesus?Of course not.The origins are the same, the god is the same, they are or were different fractions in the attempt to get access to unimaginable power and knowledge.Some say to stay in contact with the higher beings watching and influencing us.If the three wise men were indeed just "visitors" and the Ark of the covenant was their base of knowledge and power:What would we reveal if we combine wisdom and knowledge of the oldest records the church and and jewish counterpart have to offer?Would it be dangerous to justify keeping these almost identical "religions" apart and to replace them "science"?And what happens if they ignore it all one day and live happy togehter in harmony again ? ;)Some of it might become clear when you check the history of the bible itself.Over the years it has seen many alterations to make to stories more digestible and suited for modern times.And it was always based on what we found in the records or incarnations (books) of the bible.A lot of these books or chapters in time were erased from history.once you made up a good story to tell you can't allow and older version to show a completely different picture.Worse still if thse old books reveal that the current story is fundamentally flawed and out of real context.This caused a lot of gaps in the bible and it is no coincidence that it never ever provides any usable dates...the oldest versions though do not only that but they also have a working reference system to create a linear timeline of events.And of course they have a lot of references to what we today call "alien technology" or technology from creatures more evolved than we are.The bible was cleansed and kept free of anything that would allow our advances in science to see anything but "god" and mythical stories.Religion as we know it would become a farce and obsolete once we really understand the origins andwhat the myths and stories really tell.A risk no religion so far is willing to take.But India is making a start with the lost citiy of Dwarka.Confirming they really found it and exploring it one day or even building a dome over it to keep the sea out would be like finding the ark and holy grail together for the church...And it might happen very soon...If Jesus was a real and unaltered human we would still have the problem to explain the technology.So stop saying Jesus was an alien please!
Topic by Downunder35m
Last week I went to Los Angeles to attend my first Siggraph conference. There were so many different events to attend throughout the week. I spent the majority of my time exploring the emerging technologies exhibit. With all the interactive and innovative demonstrations it felt like I had stepped into the future for a moment! In this slide show I will highlight my favorites from emerging technologies. Some of these pictures were taken by me and some I took of their website (you will be able to tell which are which). If you see something that interests you I would suggest following the links I provide to learn more. Organized by picture (put cursor in top left corner of picture to figure out what picture you are looking at) Colorful Touch Palette (1) This is an electro-tactile stimulation systems that allows the user to feel and experience the tactile sensations of painted textures. Blend and combine textures to create new sensations. Shaboned Display - An Interactive Substantial Display Using Soap Bubbles (Favorite) (2-5) This was my favorite exhibit in emerging technologies even though parts of the bubble machine weren't working. This system is designed to show images in a matrix of soap bubbles. Air pumps lie beneath the display controlling the size and shape of the bubbles by monitoring the amount of air released. This system is also interactive! When a bubble pops (touch a bubble with your finger) a musical note will play! LED Tile by Junichi Akita @ Kanazawa University (6-7) Use a laser pointer to draw on these tiles to create patterns on LEDs. To create large display areas connect individual units of LEDs which will allow them to communicate. You can also interact with these displays in various ways. Tilt the tiles and the LED patterns will look like they're falling off the tile in the direction tilted. 360-Degree Autostereoscopic Display (8-9) 3D graphics with out 3D glasses. Using 360-degree autostereoscopic display technology you are able to view all angles of a 3D volumetric objects. I don't understand all the technical details, but this I do understand...you can use this technology for 3D interactive games, cool! You can see in the images there is an interface to play BrickBreaker. Walk around the device as you are playing the game. Imaging Skyping with this!!!!!!!! Haptic Canvas: Dilatant Fluid-Based Haptic Interaction (10) This new technology allows you to experience new haptic sensation by putting your hand in a pool filled with dilatant fluid.. Dilatant fluid is just a 1:1 mixture of starch and water. It has a solid-like state when an external force is applied to it (grabbed, pushed, or tapped). And it has a liquid-like state when it is free from the external force. This research is to create a new haptic interaction using this dilatant fluid by controlling the change in state, or dilatancy, of the fluid. They have created a glove with a sucking tube and a filter which creates a change in state of the dilatant fluid. The haptic sensations come from the friction between the jammed particles around the finger and at the bottom of the pool. You can see me trying this device (I don't think the camera man understood what I asked him to get me in the frame, but you can see my hand!). This video gives a great explanation. Meta Cookie (11-12) Imagine eating a lemon and it tasting like chocolate! This is the worlds first "pseudo-gustation system" which allows humans to perceive various tastes by changing visual and olfactory information.
Topic by Carleyy | last reply
It was always up there in our sky.It inspired artists, song writers and created some of our greatest myths including werewolf stories.But is the moon really just some old rock giving us tides and a more stable weather?NASA tells us the moon is a hollow metal sphere.Astronauts reported Foo fighters and all sorts of optical objects that no radar would detect.To say WHAT the moon is would be controversial is an understatement but the facts are out there and are being accepted more and more by mainstream scientists.When I was a kid you would have not found any scientist taking seismic reading from the moon as prove that it is hollow.Today it is a widely accepted fact as we can not produce ANY evidence that the moon is not hollow.All this however only spans a few decades of exploring and slowly accepting facts for what they are.We still struggle to accept that ancient myths and writings as well as evedince written in stone is real evidence.Mythical creatures, gods and such come from the mind of people not knowing technolgy as we do today.They got depicted often as interpretations of the real thing.Some native tribe member from the Brasilian jungle would today not be able to make a drawing or even model of a helicopter that few over his head.It would look like anything but a helicopter and shows what was really visible with a lot of details lost, especially if it was flying a bit high.So let us assume just for the fun that these ancient texts and images really show us advanced technologies seem with the eyes of a underdeveloped (technical) brain.After all, we are happy to accept a lot of other things from the same texts without even questioning.A surprising amount of ancient myths and legends speak about the time before time.Or in more modern words, the time of creation.It is always a reference to when for those "reporting" self awareness and existence started.Some scholars though say it only the time when we learned to form our spoken words into a meaningful written language.This statement becomes painfully obvious when you explore cultures that never developed a written language in ancient times.Like the natives in Australia and namy native tribes in America.Many scholar these days consider that the ancient people only developed a written language as a requirement.But not as a requirement like we might think.You can teach one person something or give the person instructions.This becomes much more efficient if you can write it down and the other person can read it.It also revent mistakes and misinterpretations.It is the number one thing allowing us advance technological.Those cultures only adapting to a written and "documented" language long after their peak provide us a story that is shared throughout ancient cultures around our globe.We can hear the same from the mebers of those tribes that still have no written language of their own today.Some of them even started to see the importance and became authors and wrote books about the dreamtime and how their people and our world came into existence.In those older than ancient stories we hear about a time of great suffering and ongoing harship to survive.As long as thier stories go back it was like that.Put into modern context and stiched together from around the world:We had hurricanes on impossible power destroying crops and dwellings but the big cities always surived them.We had winters cold enough to freeze a glass of water in minutes.It was a hard existence and survival was everything.Whenever it got too hard though the people from the big cities offered help and shelter.Our struggle with this is already that during those time humanity neither knew how to build solid stone house now had a brain capable to design a complex city.Either way the powerful people from those cities decided one day that enough is enough and provided weather and climates to allow humanity to evolve.Once pure survival no longer requires 24/7 attention you find time for other things...Then what was it these ancient and unknow city dwellers did to fix our weather and climate?If you trust stories that were told from generation to generation for millenia then they placed a huge disk in the sky emitting enough light during the night so peole could see what is going on without needed a burning torch...The simple people back then were scared and thought their end is coming because this disk made everything so much worse.Huge earthquakes, tsunamies going hundreds of kilometers into the land, vulcanic eruption lasting for months on end.Decades of cold and miserable weather from all the dust and smoke in the air.But those powerfull people promised it will end soon and that the disk will bring stability and prosperity to humans.And when it finally happened and our world was the beautiful blue planet we know today the powerful people left - often together with their cities.Left to go back to their even bigger cities in the skies and amoung the stars.This huge disk was much much later named moon....A nice story, trust me I know....But we like to say that every story, every myth and every legend has a true fact here and there.Often overstated, or simplified but still there...The more we learn about ancient text, the more we actually understand why making sure these stories survive throughout time - the more we learn that they more truth in them than we dare to admit.How important would some historial fact for us today be so that we would try to preserve this knowledge for the thausands of year yet to come?We don't even have this concept :(So try understand how important, how valuable the core of a story must be that it really surived for thausands of years???!!!You could make a much greater story about how you invented the wheel and clock or how building dams allowed your culture to feed everyone through advances in farming.All those facts got lost, only the people from the skies and the disk up there remained important...Can we really be selfish enough to just ignore this fact and state it is impossible and never really happened?The storeis place the moon into our sky at around 100-250.000 years B.C....That is if ignore one tiny detail, but I get to that soon.Science provided us with real answers and fully debunked all the mathy about the moon being placed.When it was supposed to happen our geological structure was already subject to the gravitational forces of the moon.And thusands of years earlier the samples show exactly the same, so we can stop this nonsense of the the moon being artificial, hollow or even created and placed by someone.Or can we?Thing about these ancient stories is that they tell what was happening those "before", the ones providing help and guidance "now".Unthinkable, turst me again, I really know :(But as science states over and over again: Only fact we can see and explore speak the full truth.We found parts of the truth during the German space program and got scared enough to stop.Is it our advance in technology, defence and offense that gives the confidence to go back again now?Some say yes, other say it is a necessacity to go back.If we look who holds the power and who had and still has the control about most vital info deemed to be nothing for the public we have to wonder...It is a bit like a Star Trek comedy."Look! We united, we make a team efford, we are ready!"In reality though we just a bunch of cowards playing dirty games with each other.No one really wants to be just a part of it, they all just want to be first and stay in control.Coincidence? Hardly...What would be the possible implications of all this?Even if we could ignore ancient stories about the time before time we can't ignore basic facts.A hollow moon would indeed mean that just rock is not enough to give it enough mass.Would also mean it simply can't be coincidence that it has no rotation despite all we know about planets and moons clearly stating otherwise.Excluding even this problem we still struggle.No matter if there is rotation or not, the "millions" of years of space debris of quite large size would have left real evidence up there.But we find no real mountains, no really solid rock in or around the craters.And the damn things, despite this, seems to be so hard that no impact can create a deep crater....So of course we found some discarded scientists who started to count and cataloguise all these impacts.Thanks to NASA providing highly detailed images and orbital scans an almost easy task.First goal was to figure out or at least properly guess how much mass these hits added to the moon.Most of them would have been some icy mix with rock, only a tiny amount with mostly metal at the core.Since the moon still has some sort of working gravity despite being hollow a calcuable amount of debris would have settled on the moon and not that much would go back into space.Also some of what escaped would not have escaped orbit and the moon collected it over the years with its gravitational pull.The scientists struggled at one point when they found a weird problem.Not a single crater seems to have been caused by something hitting the moon at an angle.No one up there to clean up and no atmosphere either...Statistically speaking it is next to impossible that every rock that ever hit the moon came at a dead 90° to the area it would hit...Anyway, they ignored that tiny conundrum and moved on.We have a good idea how deep the craters are and how high the rings around them are.Everyone can agree that a crater can't be bottomless, because, well, it is covered by debris and rather flat.This flatness everywhere on the moon suggests that something "solid" must be under it - at a certain distance from the surface.With a margin of error in the region of just 17% the debris from whatever was hitting the moon to create the craters matches the thickness we would need to cover a solid sphere....Coincidence I know but still interesting to know...So when we can finally admit what the moon really is and how exactly it got up there we know for sure that we modern humans were not there first people roaming the planet....Does not mean that aliens were here or that they still are, just give a different perspective on our evolution and how the earth evolved.And we can just change what everyone takes for granted...But wouldn't it be nice when in a few years some astronaut calls home and says "Hey we fund a hatch under the dust!" ?What would we say then to ignore what we already know?
Topic by Downunder35m
Imagine a great war or battle.These days it means you imagine devastating weapons and huge destructions in a short period of time.But what would you imagine for a great war that happened about 4000 years ago, or some that happened over 10.000 years ago?Bow and arrow maybe? Some metal blades and axes if you are lucky?Anything that could make a big band is out of the question if we trust history and the timing for inventing black powder...Mohenjo-Daro is one of many ancient ruins that have been found and studied.According to mainstream science the city was abandoned due to some climate change or maybe a change in trade.Later excavation found skelletons in the streets, holding hands...Certainly a sudden and unexpected end for those found.But why are those skelletons still intact after well over 4000 years and show no signs of decay?Or why is it that predators still avoid the entire area?Further tests quickly revealed elevated background radiation - a nice term for saying there is radiactivity but we don't know why.Outside the area level drop to normal.The estimated 4000 years is based on carbon dating other things found in the area as the skelletons themself returned "inconclusive" results.A process called vitrification can be observed through the area on rocks, walls, and everything "rock".The material or at least surface was heated to melting point, lava and then cooled down again.Resulting in a glacing effect.Ancient Indian texts speak of a time of great war around 5000 years ago.Close enough for many to consider the time matches the ending time of Mohenjo-Daro and other ancient cities in the region.In those text a weapon was used that created a fireball thausands of times brigther than the sun that swirled upwards.The earth was rumbling even hundreds of miles away.People how saw it happen shortly after lost their hair and fingernails, developed painful blisters and died shortly after.Tell the same story to a modern human and he say it was radiation exposure from a nuclear explosion...The same almost identical stories can be found in other ancient texts, the oldest dating back over 50.000 years for the time of war(s).But we know humans definately had no clue how to make gun poweder, a cannon, let alone how to create a critical mass for a nuclear explosion....If no humans then who else?Carbon dating at those sites often provide totally different results.One piece shows for example 4000 years and another found close by shows well over 10.000 years of age.Considering the architecture, capabilities of humans at that time and assumed mental (brain) development, mainstrea historians tell us that humans could not have designed and planned those big cities.Apart from not having the required tools for the stone work and transport.In archeology people like to say that the deeper you dig, the older the stuff you find.If the same is true for these ancient cities than those dated relics from the deepest ground put Mohenjo-Daro at approximately 12.000 before Jesus was walking around...That would implicate that there was a thriving city for about 8000 years!!! until it suddenly got superheated, and exposed to radiation....And Mohenjo-Dara is only one of many cities in the region and even more with identical "marks" from around the same time can be found all around the world...The ancient text always refer to gods, higher beings or those coming from the stars as the ones at war with those below on the surface being collateral damage....Ok, let's assume we humble humans were not as evolved as some other humans we have not found through digging yet.According to the mainstream that wouldn't work because we already "know" how old the human race is and where it originated.And then there is this old GOD problem....Most ancient cultures and religions speak of more than one god, usually at least three are known throughout ancient texts with many refering to large numbers, like the greek, Hindu and even Romans.The bible make a big exception, same for the religions based on the same old topic.There is only one god.If so then why did he say "WE" when speaking about who created humans and "OUR" when refering to what image is used for the appearance of humans?Moses was an Israelite send by his mother onto the river to prevent being killed as a first born by the pharao.But when you check who fathered Moses you again find a god who had sex with a human female.God himself however never had sex with humans....Still Moses was his big favourite and got all the help needed, including food and water in the desert for 40 years....When a sinful city was burnt to the ground and a woman decided to stop and watch against strong advise not to look back she turned to salt.If a human body is exposed to intense heat and radiation it decomposes to ask - you turn into a pile of white ash that could be mistaken for salt when the wind makes it crumble and fly away.Especially considering that those who saw it must have turned around as well and they could not have done that without turning to "salt" unless it was all over or they were far enough away.Some say the god from the bible indeed use atomic weapons on humans for punishment...Nice stories, nice "evidence" if you interpret it the way you like - I know.Thing is that mainstream science and historians can't come up with any theory that is more feasable and does not rely on literally every text only refering to events in mataphers or by mythifying it.Once you have to interpret translations of ancient texts so they must exclude all acknowledgment of higher technology you are hinding something....Personally I accepted for many years that there are people out there with a strong desire to make everything (im)possible to look like the work of aliens.But the more time I wasted trying to completely disprove what I strongly trusted to be bogus, the more I struggled myself.Some things just fail to add up once you look at them with a wider field of view and a lot more references than what single texts and publications can offer.Once you start to accept that some "facts" we learn in school or through studying at a fancy university can be correct you start to question even more.For lots of things I found plausible explanations, workarounds and even basic ways to design things just using a compass and ruler.Still a lot of things failed to add up no matter how I tried and how willing I was to accept that someone used a bronze chisel and a stone or copper hammer to create 1000 metric ton obelisk....It was sometime in 1992 I think when I found documents that revealed the true accuracy on some of the ancient contructions.Be it the great pyramids or just granite staris in south america....Like some household bowls granite or even harder rock was used and precise angles created that even modern tools and machines will struggle to re-create.A box cut-out in granite with fully parallel (less than 1% deviation) walls and inner angles with a radius of less than half a millimeter where the surfaces meet!!I got hooked if you like...As a result I did a little "game" about a year later.Using good quality images I could find in books or online I selected a few nice granite creation from the Inka, ancient Aegypt and the middle east.After removing all background and adding and overly with dimensions in another version of the pics I contacted stone masons...Not any stone masons, only those predominantly working with granite or harder rocks and creating tru masterpicese.My request for the images was simple and everyone got another ancient object from me.All I wanted was a quote on how much it would cost me to have this piece replicated in granite - to the dimensions and specs as referenced.Not a single mason was willing to take on the job.A few stated it would take them weeks and most likely several blocks of granite to just figure out who to make the required cuts.And for the surface finnish they were lost completely....Does that mean just because we modern humans can't do some "basic" stone work that peole did with bronze tools that aliens were involved - nope...It only means that for some of the ancient structures not only hundreds of thausands workers were required to move this big rocks by hand.And well, that unless you had thausands of years to finnish your decorations you would have had a few hundred stone masons - all with identically high skills and identicaly accuracy when creating their pieces.Highly unlikely, but according to archeologists the best explanation we have.When I got back to researching for the Repulsine and other related "UFO's" I soon discovered certain annomalies when it comes to how science and archeology refer to our ancient past.One side tells us total bogus once they start digging in the sand, the other side refuses to at least consider that if all evidence speaks against side one than side two needs to provide real answers.The science anomaly...I you finace some expedition to dig out an ancient temple or city then you do that to get some postive out of it.In return a lot of our old archeological explorations ended with biased findings and translations.These days we have more and more teams working "independtly" from financial sponsors that try to influence results.And with that came the exposure of the science anomaly.If the grave diggers say it is some decorative item showing some bird or insect that it is accepted.If the same thing appears in texts on a wall and other Language specialists" learn how to translate the writings these symbols often caused gpas or totally nonsense translations.Then someone totally unrelated to it all build a model, puts a tiny engine in it and that things actually flies and performs perfectly....Of course some students of ancient wrtings try their versions of translating the gaps and misleading areas...And despite having no clue what to look for they translate and reference to flying machines or people from the stars - based on using the same translation matrix used by the real specialsts that claimed the text can't be translated...I found the same anomaly when it comes to things related to higher technology, even if it is just batteries.Total bogus from the archeology department, utter silence and no interest at all (offically) from the science department.Still the science geeks invested billions over the years sponsoring all sorts of diggings and translations...Only hand full of these studies were made available to the public...At first I thought it is just coincidence because of all the aliens nutters out there.But even things that even an idiot wouldn't try to link to aliens are affted by this anomaly.We have experts of an entirely different field making the wildest of assumptions to avoid even hinting people in ancient times were far more advanced than what we think.And those experts of the science field who could help simply refuse to even tough the topic - officially.Then one day it hit me...The same familes and companies that sponsored some of the greatest explorations of our times are still very, very powerful and influencial....And they all made more than just good money since those glory times...The power of the atom was harness and used long before we even thought about a wheel.Real and true translations of ancient text with an interpretation based on the Y2K bug instead of the 1800's reveal a lot more than what museums and schools let us believe.The discovery of several thought to be only mythical ancient cities in the recent decades started to even open up the minds of strongly religious people.If the city is there, then the stories about it must have more truth that just being a nice story...If evidence speaks against archeology then ther must be a scientific explanation - or at least a technical one.What would that imply if the "new" evidence it correct and archeology is indeed totally wrong?What would happen if humanity starts a nuclear war?Even if it would come to what we had during the cold war, it won't take too many modern missles to make the world uninhabital for most areas.A lot of land will be free from direct radion but the fallout, failing reactors and the climate change would certainly set back humanity to the dark ages.Let's say the cold war would have turned into a real one and only enough of the rockets were used so all sides realised the game is over for everyone already.After a few hundred years our big cties would be overgrown by jungle.Conrete, steel, roads and all would slowly decay.A few thausand years and not much at all will be reminding someone of out glory past.Humanity might have survived in bunkers for a while but there isn't a real way to prevent degradtion once technology fails and you have no one to fix it or replace it.We might still have stories and legends about a past where we traveld through the skies, even made it all the way to the moon and back - but they are then just myths and bedtime stories to scare the kids.We think we are well prepared with DNA banks, bunkers that can sustain thausands of people for decades -but what if it take longer until we can go out and stay unharmed?How would humanity change after generations under ground?And what would they find a thausand or two years later when they find our cities as ancient ruins?What would they think finding the remains of a nuclear reactor that is still "hot"?What would they do if they find some old and still intact bunker with still working tech and plans/designs?Imagine the stories about Area 51 at it's glory and now imagine what it would mean for a cicilisation back in the dark ages to find still sealed areas with usuable (for out todays understanding) technology?The truck might no longer drive, the engine might be fully seized and corroded but you could try to reverse engeneer it, replicate it, even find notes you can translate giving your a repair manual and details on the fuels and lubricants used....Imagine good old Henry Ford would have found a Haynes manual for a modern car in his backyard when planting roses....We would claim inventions or discoveries of someone else as our own now, would we?So if anyone would have discovered ancient tech or even the atom and made it usable we would know about it!?If that would really be the case then why does most of the world still think Edison inveted the light bulb? ;)History is always defined by the winner or by those in charge of writing or interpreting it.That is the beauty of ancients texts and writings - they don't lie like we do, they just use the words and mental capabilities of people that have no clue about science, math, technology or just astrology to describe events.History does not lie is a statement often used for archeology.If that is true then why does history say it was the american space program that got us to the moon when in reality it was high ranking Nazi officials that provided both the technology and the scientists?Why does history state the numbers on the arms of jews in death camps were an idea of the Nazies when IBM provided not only the computers and punch cards that corresponds to those tatoos but also did the data recovery after the war?History tells us other facts and disguises the reality because it suits the winner.America would not have liked the idea that Nazies got them onto the moon or that the millions Thyssen provided for the ware production actually came from US companies in return for steel - long after all trading with the "enemy" was forbidden.The companies and familes got never charged for this war crime....Back to the atom....If history as it was in reality was cahnged over and over again by the US government then why would or should we assume any different for ancient technology or the utilisation of the atom itself?Some theorists clearly state that science, especially theoretical science provided us with what needed to find ways to turn theory into reality.And thankfully a lot of countries around the same time period started to experiement with the atom - coincidence that the war lasted until it was evident Germany is just weeks away for having enough material for their own nuclear bomb and already the rocket in a late building state to carry it all the way to New York?History shows us an entirely different picture of Germany before the Nazi times.Percision and quality at levels that caused envy in the world.And within a few years of a nutcase running the show there is a technolgical boom that should have taken several decades to develop...History like to state the Germans were just really good at what they were doing and that under pressure they got even better...Reality tells us that under the pressure they had they would have come up with all these ideas themself - try to think straight is your family is threatened if your don't deliver results...After the war it took decades to regain a certain level of quality and to come up with good inventions...And the US started a boom that went similar fast as before Germany's...Some theorists now start to claim that China is not only rich in ancient history but also in ancient sites that no outsider will ever see.The areas containing ancient cities that were discovered are entirely under state and military control...Only once there is nothing for them left some are opening to "normal scientist and archeologists"...Some insiders now make the claim that China discover ancient texts and matching technological remains for working cold fusion...Funny enough that an ancient city that widely used the claimed technology (in ancient texts) is said to be in close proximity to a few tiny islands disputed for hundreds of years not just by China and Japan....We know history is being manipulated on purpose to create a flase image of governments and religions alike.We also know that stealing things and peole and claiming them as your own is common practise - not just for the US if that still matters...We also know the moon is hollow, even NASA admits it, still history says it is a lifeless rock...If it is not: then what better place to suspect perfectly conserved remains of a past we state never existed?Does our ever growing need for electricity and energy of all kind plus our need for more space to humans explain the sudden urge to go back up there?I mean it was made very clear that we never need to go back up there again, been there, done that, let's move on - and the space program for the moon was cancelled with rockets, equippment and astronauts already lined up and ready...Take a look at ancient drawings, statues and texts and try not to see or think about modern technology when you find strange things.The more you look the more you wonder how those stories would sound if a modern human would have been present, how a modern human would put what he saw into images and carvings....One picture shows a thriving city, the next shows a great fireball rising UP, the last picture shows only flat land, ruins covered in ash and pushed over trees for miles - what would those images tell you if the text to them states hair loss, fingernails falling off, blisters and a painful death shortly after?They had no blackpowder, there was no vulcanos for thausands of miles, there is no impact crater from a meteorite - so how could these ancient people make a big city disappear within seconds and only leave glaced stone and radiation behind?If there is no gods, no aliens, no time travellers and humans could not have done it - who or what did?What is so important to feed us so easy to figure out lies about our own history, our own inventions our own accomplishments?What is it the Nazies never had, the US never took and that has period links to areas in Antarctica that are now "assigned" to US control?Funny coincidence that one of these "research" station is literally right on top of a base the Nazie never had down there.Linking it all back to the ancient Sumarian people, and good old moses himself ;)Imagine yourself what is important enough to feed your whole country nothing but lies for decades ;)Not that hard to figure out if you link the dots and spend a few weeks with you favourite search engine these days.The answer will surprise you when you find it - promise!
Topic by Downunder35m
Does anyone know if technology exists whereby an object can be filmed and followed by a robot camera when moving at speed (i.e. with motion sensors)? Without the use of a tag on the object being filmed (i.e. like those used by Pixio and Soloshot)? Bearing in mind that the object would be contained within a specific radius.
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Lindsay's Technical Books is a rare resource these days. If you are looking to learn something arcane and antiquated, especially things that involve the words "large" and "dangerous", this is a good place to start. http://www.lindsaybks.com/prod/index.html I also like the Lindsay Trauma Center http://www.lindsaybks.com/trau/stcomp/index.html
Topic by Culturespy
I was just reading this post on liz henry's blog, and it occurred to me that there's not a good classification for accessibility-related instructables.Would giving it a category in instructables maybe inspire people to make more instructables of that type?
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I was reading an article here http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/2011/03/23/funny-and-fascinating-the-importance-of-the-washing-machine/ and it points out that clothing is one of the oldest technologies that is still in use today. Marshall asks a great question, "What will replace clothing made of textiles?" Instructables has done a lot of work on modernizing clothing and I was thinking what treatment would the community here give that question? I think it would be a great competition!
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I'm converting a Web-page description of a project I recently built (a modified infant crib for parents with a disability) into an Instructable, but I don't see an appropriate group (at least, my search attempts have failed). Is there an AT community out here in Instructables land?
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I'm thirteen now and i want to go to MIT when I grow up and currently am about to next year go to Central High School in Philadelphia and is there anybody here that went to Central and went to MIT after and was it really really hard or was it hard but possible and did you have any time to do normal things besides schoolwork? Thank a lot
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Back in the glory days of science we had the US, China and Russia competing and getting "out there" first.After WW2 finally ended we had the time and money to waste on humanity greatest challenge - getting a man safely onto the moon and back.The German space program had the advantage of a head start but Russia was not far behind.To show the world they mean business we got Sputnik.A tiny aluminium ball with a crappy battery emitting a "beep" from orbit.Nothing to be proud of if you actually think about it.However, it was a huge deal back then and a blow to the western world.The communists were faster...China was more modest and well, less successful at that time but it did not stop them.With Russia already announcing to get some animals up ther next the mighty US had to take a few shortcuts.It was no longer a race to get a human up there safely, it was only a race to somehow managed to get a man on the moon and back.The calculator your kid uses at school is more powerful than the "compters" used in the carfts for the Apollo program.Back then though it was top notch tech and deemed reliable....We already knew about the Van Allen belt and its deadly radiation levels.So you would think someone would have included this danger into the design...Assumption made in...It was assumed that the limited exposure time and some rudimentary "shielding" would be sufficient to protec the astronaut.Thankfully most of these assumtions turned out to be correct AFTER men made it through there in their tin cans.The step to send up a rocket with fancy equippment to do proper measurements and collect data about required shield material was simply skipped.A few weather balloon were tried though...Long story short, the race was over when the world listened to the famous words "A smal step for a man,but a giant leap for mankind."Russia continued for a while but losing the race meant those in charge decided it is no longer worth wasting money on.Shortly after the collapse followed in Russia.Why would the Russians give up so easy and why did China seemingly pull out of the race as well?Despite being "enemies" the old claim and goal was still valid - or was it?There was always that dream to go further out there once we made it to the moon.Build habitats on the moon so we can build ships and mine ressources.And for a while this dream was kept alive by the US.We went up there a few times, got complacent and even the public in theend failed to get hooked on the TV screen.Going to the moon and making it back alive was turning into a routine, nothing special anymore.Not even moon rocks could revive the public interest.It was costly as well....Officially the moon program ended for a long list of plausible reasons.What is striking though is that it ended rather aprupt and without warning so to say.We had rockets fully assembled, waiting to be used, we had space capsules and long lists of experiments tobe performed, we even included fancy equipment like a soloar powered transmitter supposed to constantly send seismic data and more back to earth.All this stuff never god used, was disamantled, deemed to be too expensive.Hold on a second here now....First millions are wasted to build a fancy rocket, more money is wasted to build new space capsules and landing equipment and then even more money is wasted on stff to get up there.It is then only logical to pull the plug without using any of it.....NASA abandoned projects before, including fully functional machines but they never wasted them like this.Some theorists claim the race to the moon was not about exploring the moon for our use once we actually made it up there.Their claim is that we found things that scared the US enough to never go up there again.These theorists got laughed at for decades, yes decades as their claims based on isider info are as old as the space race itself.Occupation is a word that you can use in many ways.Like occupying a land that you don't own but declare it yours anyways bacuase you are more powerful, more advanced than those you found on "your new land".Or like in deviding territories on a continent declared to be owned by no one - the Antartis.Officially this icy continent is free for everyone and every nation - the truth is far from it though.Same is true for our moon.It is devided and subdived to cater for eveyone making a claim.And to make a claim is simple; You go up there and leave something behind, then you state how much of the area you declare your so you can occupy and use it.Funny thing is that like in Antartica every is very strict and stays far away from the other fractions....The race is on again!!!For some it was a sudden announcement when we got to hear the US is planning and financing moon missions again.For others though it was a very predictable move.More and more private companies reach the point where they can afford to send someone to the moon at their cost without the need for taxpayer money.Commercial space flight is said to only be a few years away, mabe even sooner if SpaceX continues as planned.And "right on time" picures and videos are officially released by NASA to actually make it very plausible and almost undeniable that something or someone else it already out there.Including videos that seem to show creature living in the dead vacuum of space.But why not just relax and sit back like they did with commercial space flight?Give someone a few million and technical guidance but don't waste real money on it...Well, you can't really enforce to stay in control of everything, especially when it comes to the moon, if it is not your program.Once the testing is done your pilots are out, your crews are out and a private company is in control...So what is it on the moon the US is so desperate to get first hand experience on?The first few moon missions were mostly a prove of concept, later NASA used rovers to explore the areas around the landing sites, installed mirros to perform laser measurements from earth...The took sample, drilled into the ground and every now and then saw flying objects flying past, watching them.Like the Foo Fighters during WW2 they were like small spheres and extremely quick.Nothing to worry though as NASA knew about them for a long time, harmless little things....The story got a twist when the landing site for one mission had to abandoned.The astronaut appearently reported they were being "bullied" by Foo fighters and will try to land on the beta landing coordinates.It was enough to justify to check if there might e someone or something on the moon already.After all it could be unwise to do the same as what was done when Amrica was "found" by Columbus...And so some sesmic equippment was transported up there.Orginal intent was get seismic data from small metorites hitting the moon to determin the risk factor.Dropping the launch stage back onto the moon was meant as a test for the equipment and it dropped relatively close to the seismograph.What was observed came as a shock to those analysing the data - the damn thing is faulty!So during the next mission the data was checked again, with the same result.But it was also finally confirmed the results are correct as a second device gave the exact same seismic readings.What happened??Whenever something big and heavy dropped back onto the moon it started ringing like a bell for hours....And although never openly admitted, these finding actually pulled the plug on the moon program.Unofficially and if you trust the clue we got from former astronauts the bullying intensified with every mission.Some went as far as saying they did not feel welcome up there - go figure...NASA first tried to just cover it all up.A few years later they got more serious and tried to come up with plasusible explanations once it was claer evidence from these seismic reading somehow leaked out into the public.We got presented everything from the moon being made from some granite like and very hard rock.Nicely explains the ringing but not why it is did not crumble to dust from all the meteorites hitting it.We also got the explanation that the moon only has a very tough outer shell, possibly formed by the impact of the meteorites.And the list went on and on...Finally some outsiders took a decent look on the data, did good calculations and computer simulations basd on the fact that the moon for whatever reasson has no rotation as it should have.Their findings clearly state the moon is a mostly hollow sphere with much more mass on the side facing us.Based on the frequency and amplitude recrded during these events the sphere HAS TO BE made out of some high strenght metal.NASA made it a priority to ridicule this theory and over the years more and more reputable scientists jumped in as well.No matter what though they all failed to provide real evidence that the hollow moon theory is flawed - the data just speaks the truth.At least it was accomplished that the theory was forgotten and everyone could move on.Until more NASA evidence was leaked to outsiders.During one mission it was attempted to drill into the center of a crater and the results were the same as claimed during probe explorations done recently by china - first a thin layer of compressed rock, then metal, then nothing....Today you will find hollow moon data on official NASA servers available to everyone....And it all became available to be found right after it was declared "We are going back up there again!"The thing the press overlloked when this statement was made was what followed after "We have to"....Just think about it for while....NASA delevoped all sorts of prototypes and wasted billions to create fancy space crafts and drive systems.But start the next race to the moon once more with old and conventional rockets....Not because we are unable to come up with alternative lauch methods, we already developed them and computer simulations show us they would work perfectly at a fraction of the costs for a big rocket.Not because there wouldn't be money for alternatives either.Only because we suddenly no longer have the time to build and ready the alternatives ;)Almost 80 years with no interest, no funding, no plans.Then, within less then 3 months of work and decision making the race is on and more important than ever - WHY???We wanted to be able to fly like the birds since the dawn of time.We did it eventually.We wanted to fly faster and higher and we again did just that.We never stopped, we alway came up with new ways to make us fly and do safer than ever before.We did the same for the space race for a short while only.We settled for having a fancy space station close to home instead...Our urge to reach the stars is coded into our genes, we just need to somehow get closer and closer to them.But every time we get close to fullfilling this dream we pull the plug.If we can build and maintain a space station in orbit how hard would it be to assemble a space craft in orbit?According to those who planned and often protyped theise toys no big deal at all as it was already integrated into the design.We could have a little fleet of crafts up there already using the space stion as a "home base" when required and fueling up from the rich Helium3 deposites the moon is claimed to have.We did not do any of it, we entirely stopped the concept, the planning - again I aks you why....Once you figured out what really is so important about our moon you know why the space race seems to have stopped with the end of the Apollo program. You also figure out why we now have to go back up there.What you won't find out (yet) is what is really up there and how it got there.
Topic by Downunder35m
In the ruins of our ancient world we often see exceptional accuracy for surfaces but also clear indications of machining work that should have been impossible back then,For quite a few of these impossibilities modern scientists, inventors and people that just like to experiment came up with plausible conclusions.So let's start with a few of them...Core drilling...It is a process were a rather large hole is not actually drilled but cut out.Imagine a piece of pipe you press into some clay - that's what you end up with.A circular, deep hole with a standing core inside, break the core off and you are good to go.Doing this with copper or brass tools as the only available metal tools seems feasable.If it is something soft like sand stone but for things like granite???Ancient texts provided some clues, like that slow spinning tubes were used or that drilling a 2m deep hole did only take a few hours.Appearently it was done in less than half a day - a day being daylight.Modern diamond drilling tools would still struggle to create such a deep hole in that time unless you pay a fortune for a custom made drill bit.One clue that was nagging these people for a long times was how it was possible to reach these high penetration speeds.The marks on core samplesand holes clearly show and almost spiral pattern, indicating the "drill" went deeper by a few mm with just a few rotations of the drill.The calculated pressure required to do this is about equal to having a tank parked on top of your drill....Impossible I know...Hammer drill differences give us another clue here.Take you homedepot drill that can drill in metal and stone - it runs fast and although it does the job the tradesmen tool does it better.Not because it is way more expensive but because it is purpose made by running slower but with a much more powerfull impact for the drill bit.How do you create a massive impact with copper or brass?Those who tried a copper drill will tell you they are no good for anything.Those who tried a copper core drill will tell you the same.Too soft, deforms too quickly, no "teeth" that last for more than a few seconds.But is that really true???These soft metals seem to have a feature that makes them special: They can be "work hardened".Like the top end of your cold chisel "peeling"...Of course the harness levels you can achieve are still very short of being even like soft steel.Every material has a resonant frequency, even hard rock like granite.A technique called sonic drilling utilises this as an advantage.The drill is subjected to an audio signal that is very close or matching a harmonic frequency of the rock in question.There is even nice Youtube videos showing how two stones are flattened against each other just with loudspeakers and some wire to hold them together.The same guy posted videos showing that core drilling is possible this way too.The science behind it is still not a 100% understood though.Several universities did their own experiments here and here are some of the more modern explanations why it works despite being impossible:The vibrations cause surface fractures on contact, a bit like when your dentist cleans your teeth with this screaming thing...The contact surface of the drill actually does not do any impact damage, it simply acts as a transducer horn for the vibrations.In their tests it was even confirmed that steel tools are no good here as the material would mean you need very long tools due to the resonant nodes forming differently in denser material.Most interesting was that these aido drills can be literally of any shape you like.Not hard to create a fancy symbol shape from copper pipe - and then to vibrate it into the surface to create writing....Several ancient cultures show clear tooling marks in their carved symbol creations while others seemed to have "melted" the symbol into the rock - audio only ;)Extreme accuracy for planar faces....Be it the walls of an ancient "coffin", box or chamber, we can find a lot of them with an accuracy that even today we would fail to achieve.A solid granit like block with a perfectly square box cut out of it.Several examples exist where the accuracy couldn't be done with modern tools at all.Less than 0.5% divergence from true parallel walls and corners with a rounded inner edge with a radius of less than 2mm....Audio machining is not feasable for this one.And with literally no surface marks scientists were baffled for decades.Due to the size it would mean that for a tiny error you would have to re-do the entire surface of the affected wall.And with a surface so highly polished that even after a few tausand years it still reflects light....Samples taken showed another conundrum - glacing...Almost as if the stone was melted, pressed flat and then repeated until the entire surface was done.The temperautres required for this however are said to be impossible in ancient times, same for any tools capable of tolerating such heat without melting.So this theory was discarded for a very long time and deemed to be interpretation error - after all they had no chance to do this thausands of years ago.Later it was discovered that you actually can use two identically hard stone surfaces to grind them perfectly flat against each other.And well, using the right, mild abbresives it is even possible to give the surface a nice shine.Yes, the theory is sound but can't explain how one would machine the corners like this....The inside of a square or rectangular box can't be produced like this.Plus the problem of actually removing all the unwanted material first.In recent years the old samples taken were subject to new studies, this time in regards to the possibility that the surface was polished using heat.Surprisingly a mix of high temps and cold water allows for quite accurated destruction of the surface.Relatively easy to remove some bumps by just heating the bump and spraying a mist of cold water over it.Still not possible to create perfect corners but a start.It failed to reproduce the shine and polished surface too.Then, as a last resort you might say, lasers were used on rocks of similar or identical composition.The classic CO2 laser is a brute force tool and although accuracy would be possible you wouldn't get a good surface as it does not melt, it just cracks like glass.Femto second lasers were great here but could not provide any glacing effect either.Problem was always that the stone could not soak up any of the laser energy.It would not heat up evenly, only very locally where the laser was hitting the surface and no depth either.Then they finally got the idea to use tiny samples in a wide laser beam.A wavelength more suited to heat rather than vaporise and energy levels per mm² much, much lower than in a focussed beam.No problem to actually fully melt the sample without create any cracks or to adjust the parameters so the core still remains solid for a true glazing effect.Funny side effect of fully molten samples were their extreme surface hardness - very similar to what we find in ancient leftovers we can't explain.On bigger samples two effects were observed.Firstly that of a flat surface with the sample being rather thick, a too fast cooling down would result in the entire surface that was heated to split off.Secondly that the resulting surface was still extremely flat and even.Sadly we can not find any real evidence that ancient cultures knew about how to use high energy lasers with adjustable focus....And so far no one was able to come up with any theory that explains ALL the features of a perfect stone box with polished surfaced, especially if the surfaced is glaced.The ancient lathe....We can see the evidence of large boulders machined on some gigantic lathe through the ancient world, especially in greece and the middle east.And so far the best archeologists could come up with was that some guy sat there for days hammering the surface until a template provided a perfect fit.What they failed to explain was how this guy did this in a true rotary fashion.But the beauty of archeology is that these guys can claim what they like without being required to provide backing of their claims - not their territory OLIn several places we found leftovers of contraptions deemed to be the remains of some grinding mechanism to make flour or maby fine powder from rocks for mortar.But every mill needs a mlling stone - they were never found anywhere.And if the "mount" that remains clearly indicates it was able to be moved in the X and Y direction it would have been a very strange flour mill indeed.In the real world you would only have to move the grinding stone up and even that is mostly optional.The real clue however is how complicated it would have been to collect the flour.No one wants to use a broom to get it off the floor in a desert environment....With the wearmarks on the bottom stone it would have been impossible to produce flour, so why would it have been used for decades more if the flour was no good anyway?Again, outsiders provided vital clues by creating small models of these ancient "flour mills".The ground around them shows wear marks identical to someone running in a circle since the dawn of time.At quite a distance to the center I might add.If horses or cows were used to go in said circle with a harness you could spin quite some weight - like a round piller stone.And the bottom "pan" could be filled with fine sand or similar to act as a rudimentary bearing.The rounded bottom and indentation on the top of ancient piller stones seems suddenly more plausible to be the result of these "flour mills" - they self centered the block for machining.Push your tool(s) against the surface and make sure they keep the tension, then sit back and watch the animals do the hard work for you.Nothing fancy about it, just a vertical lathe driven by animals instead of a big motor and gear box...Won't explain though how some cultures were able to create perfectly round pillars of 20 or more meters in length in one piece....In many places we can observe impossible fitments, like a lid on a stone box that won't even require a sealant to be perfectly air tight.Or in India and other parts of the east intricate stone figurines that are hollowed out - with carved details on the inside.So not just some holes and simple cavities, more like 3D printed.Several experts of their fields, from artists over stone masons to jewlery makers tried to re-create some of these features using modern tools - they all failed badly.You simply can't use a rotating tool if you need to get around several corners to reach the surface to be machined.So how were the ancient builders and artists able to do the impossible?Some say that ancient texts and images tell us that the stone was melted away, like bee's wax.The glacing effect on these surfaces seems to confirm this but we all know you can't melt rock, especially not in a controlled way to create artwork.Rock is not ice - or is it?High frequency ultrasonic machining allows us to work with very hard rock, like cutting through butter with a hot knife.No sharp tools required either.The only problem is that you need very hard tools with a high tensile strenght and "good acoustics" - like titanium as the prefered option in the industry for ultrasonic horns and amplifiers.They did not have titanium in the ancient world and they certainly did not have power outlet to drive some ultrasonic tools.But they did know their acoustics as the "musical temple" in India shows.Hit a pillar, some plate or even statue and they all produce a very accurate frequency, despite the entire temple being carved out of one solid mountain piece...You can not create this today even if you had a clue how to carve it out of the mountain!!No way to create delicated designs that all have individual but extreme accurate musical notes when hit...Means the ancient builder must have known about the way sound travels through solid materials and how it is reflected inside them - otherwise hitting a statue would also make other things in the temple swing....Imagine that it was known how to produce the required frequencies to basically weaken the crystal structure of a rock exactly where you want it to weaken.You would have a rock-shaver of sorts.You could not use it though as it would be a huge thing.Theory is the ancient builder worked the opposite way instead.Making the entire rock or even mountain swing at a perfectly matched resonant frequency that produces a peak right where you need to work.A bit like going a dentist that no longer uses a rotating and screaming drill on your bad tooth, instead you sit in a fast rotating chair ;)Lab experiments clearly showed it is possible on a small scale with our modern technology.Tungsten-Carbide already in the ancient world?Electron microscopy claims to have found evidence of substances embedded in the machined surface that have similar properties to our modern carbides.Of course every alien theorists jumped right on it and claimed that had help from extra terrestrials.But is it really as simple as someone coming down from the stars to give some ancient builder a more than modern tool?He wouldn't have a clue how to use it, how to power it, he would need a teacher and power source.What some of these alien nut crackers missed is the simple fact that a lot of really hard materials can be created by the most basic means.Thermite is still widely used and produces quite good steel, all you need is iron oxide and aluminium powder.With sand you can even make your own silicium metal is you like on the beach....Where the knowelde for such things and more originated might remain a mystery but we have evidence the ancient guys knew quite a bit about ores and oxides, so why is it so hard to think they accidentially or intentionally tried to melt them into tools or art pieces?And then suddenly something goes up up in flames and some shiny and really metal appears when cooled down....We also know the ancient people knew about several acids and how to make them from scratch, even how to concentrate them.Not soo hard anymore to create some waste products that are of no other use to you than to be used as grinding materials and abbresives....As said, it is unclear where the knowledge or idea come from, all we know they had the know how.Where did the ancient tools go?We can still find tools in the pyramids in tiny and no longer accessible areas - at least no human fits in there anymore.We also found clear indications of iron oxides embedded in stone surfaces, predominantly in holes and such.So they might have had iron or even steel around the same time we though they only had copper and brass, big deal...Well, it kinda is...Especially Japan showed us how metallurgy is carried on as a vital tradion into todays times.From selecting the raw material for the melting, over the entire melting process, down to discarding most of the results by just looking at them - an understanding we modern people no longer have.And the swordsmith again only takes those sample where he can see already how they work together when he heats them up and hammers them.Especially the secret knowledge how to iclude impurities, remove them and what natural and most basic additions need to be added is something even modern science fails at.A bit of leafs from this plant, some dirt from that region, some burnt wood and suddenly the resulting steel won't rust anymore, is more ductile and hard at the same time...But you would need this kind of attention when you create tools.For steel you want a certain hardness, flexibility or ability to flex without breaking quickly to avoid fatigue.In most cases these steels are anything except resistant to corrosion.Most tool steels of the older days needed to be kept well oiled or they would rust away quickly.Chrome and other hard to come by elements gave our modern steel the stainless effect.From the ancinet world we know of iron statues and pillars that produce a protective rust layer of just a few microns but no further rust damage.You wouldn't be able to create this without generations of experts refining the process and observing how well or badly it works out.Would you take your expensive tools that might taken weeks to manufacture at a job site with thausands of slaves? Certainly not, you taken them home with them and slep with them under your pillow....No surprise then that we could never find any "good" tools around ancient ruins.Once a town is build today you won't find the tools of the tradies still sitting around either...Is this evidence?Nope, the failure to find high quality tools from builders does not mean they existed.Finding evidence of modern alloys or steels just in abbrasesion or tool marks is no good either.It could be from someone at a later time simply following these marks with a more modern metal tools, like a steel needle.For every evidence here there is also evidence of where the evidence can't come from.Again science clashes with archeology and history without being able to agree or compromise to provide a conclusion that is acceptable by both sides.Only materials designed and created to last throughout history will survive thausands of years of exposure to the elements.We might find real and undeniable evidence one day in lost cities on the ocean's floors, till then though....
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With ancient "toys" and "decoration" showing someone who is NOT an archeologist things like planes, helicopters, jets and even "flying saucers" we can't help but wonder...If we see a little kid making a crude cryon drawing of a plane we have no objections at all that it IS a plane.If a little kid watched a nice pirate movie the resulting cryon ship still is a ship for us.And well, if the kid watched Star Trek a lot and draws a space ship we again agree it is just that.So why, if the same kids say they see a plane in an ancient trinket are we told it is anything BUT a plane?Take the famous planes the Maya culture presented us with so many times and that even build at a larger scale to show it is actually capable of proper flight.Archeologist and those involved with the official exploration of the past state it is an insect, some bird or just a fantasy creation.This and much more happens over and over again.What one side clearly sees as evidence that advanced technology existed long before we even had steel, the other side clearly sees it as something impossible.Artefacts showing os animals, plants and such however are always just that and everyone can agree - funny isn't?You have to wonder why a culture that can create delicate "toys" looking like the real thing would go and create something born out of fantasy.They did not do this, it a new trade of humanity called deception.What they drew, what they created what their myths talk about is all based on things they saw and experienced.It just makes no sense that they "invented" a helicopter for fun - they did not have the fantasy or brains to come with the idea of a helicopter...Then why are there no remains, no wrecks, not even spare parts to be found anywhere in the world?It is a defence argument often used by "real" experts of the field...So let's take a look at this statement and conundrum behind it.What we found in metal tools, toys, artefacts and such from ancient times is in almost all cases so badly corroded that it becomes impossible to make sense of it.A few cm of something that might have been a few meters square won't tell you what it was when it was made.On the other hand we found lots of copper and bronze tools - metals that can form a natural layer of protection that lasts for a very long time.Still even those, unless found in sealed places, are often so corroded that you need a bit of fantasy to imagine the original shape.At least the experts here won't tell us that something that looks like a hammer was actually a fork....If we try to imagine the materials that would have been used to build flying machines modern scientists all agree that modern metals must have been used as neither copper, nor brinze would work due to their weight and softness.Natural materials are out of the question as well because we never found evidence of something as simple a the Wright brothers or Hudini's plane...Like these old folks skipped balloon, gliders and all to go directly to modern jets and such...Today we use quite a few fancy materials in our flying machines.Composites made from plastic and aluminium, blow expanded titanium turbine blades, high quality steel for bearings and drive shafts...And one thing we only know too well: all these materials suffer badly from fatigue and wear and tear.We constantly need to replace worn parts to keep the thin airworthy...To back up our real archeologists and their claims or to show how all these alien nuts are wrong some tests were performed on modern alloys and plastics.It is the same process that checks how materials age in an accelearted way that helps engeneers to create better things.The best example of this technique you might have heard of is "biodegradeable" - found on many packing materials these days.Everything from sun light over moisture to bacteria and possible by products is added and "accelerated"- if the bag is gone after the set time it is deemed biodegradable.The results for our metal and composite tests however were not that conclusive and accurate.It is a different thing if instead of a few years you are supposed to simulated a few thausand years of exposure to the elements, having a jungle growing over it and all.At least they could agree that unless preserved in some sealed chamber or the perfect "soil" that turned into oxygen deprived and non acidic mud it would not take long for things to disappear fully.3000 to 5000 years only and there would be nothing of a fancy flying machine - if materials we are familiar today would have been used.Many of these cultures though are older, much older, so there wouldn't a realistic chance to find any "advanced" technology anywhere.But in hind sight of recent finding on the sea bed another round of this time just theortical agin tests were performed.If left undisturbed a flying machine, like a sunken cargo ship would start to form a reef in shallow waters and be overgrown by coral, sediments and more.On the hand, if left in deep enough water only corrosion by chemical means would be an issue and the deeper you go the better everything is preserved.For such a case it was estimated that identifiable remains could still be found up to 10.000 years later.Our biggest problem is to go down into the deep oceans to explore all those regions that were dry land before our sea levels started to rise.Why is this part of archeology so controversial and gets basically no funding at all?Considering the billions we waste on military and space programs it actually makes no sense.Same for the refusal to fully admit that ruins uner the sea that are over 40.000 years old can only mean we had a thriving human civilisation long before we are supposed to have been cave dwelling primitives.It is almost entirely up to a few private investors to cough up a few bucks to allow the exploration of the deep sea.And if you exclude minerals, vulcanic stuff and finding new bacteria and animals living down there you get next to nothing.Openly admitting that we were flying around like we drive our cars today at times when we did not even know steel is just too outragous.Would be like this dude a few hundred years ago trying to convince the world that earth rotates around the sun and not the other way around...We all know how that ended.Just imgine this for a moment:You invent and create something that you know is totally new, totally awesome and you wasted years of your life to finally finnish it and make it work.You would be proud as.And rightfully so!But then comes some weird dude and tells you "Nice, quite crude and badly designed but a good start."You would be furious whether you like to admit it or not - you just got insulted for your life's work...And to top it all up he comes along a few days to show you how he did it properly long before you even made your first technical drawings...Would be massive blow to your confidence and you would start to question a lot of things...Now imagine it would not just be you and what you invented and acomplished but in fact literally everything humankid ever invented and thought to be the best of everything....In a sick sense it is actually logical to prevent this moment of enlightenment to ever hit humanity.We can look at ancient artefacts, drawings and even entiry stories hammered in stone (or vibrated into it to be precise).We can see the reality but chose to turn a blind eye on it.What is even funny if you think about it is what sort of delays this refusal caused when it came to translation ancient writing.Not really that easy to create a totally different context just to avoid including the word "plane" or "space suit" for example.Entire sections of ancient texts still have "exclusion zones" for this very reason.Unoffical prove is out there that we in fact not only found ancient crafts but that we also managed to re-create at least what we could understand.But then again the same would be true if we trust our alien theorists.Almost every single day people report some sort of UFO in the skies, some even claim to have seen them coming out of lakes and the ocean.99% of these sightings are anything but alien craft.But it seems easier to post a video stating UFO's flying over.... Why bother to check if some rocket test, launch or similar was done around the time in this area?Why bother to check if a satellite was turned off for a controlled destruction in the atmosphere?And none of these reports are taken down or corrected with the right info when the truth comes out - you have to search the comments for it...In recent years though it seem the entire approach to keeping certain secrets secret has changed.Even NASA made old videos and images available to the general public showing "controversial" optical "artefacts".Some former astronauts went as far are providing images and videos they took with their own cameras and added what they thought about it at the time and till today.The US even finally openly admitted to have been doing "UFO research" for decades.Research in this context however means exploring or trying to, what these weird things might be that seem to follow and watch us everywhere.A bit shy of admitting they examined some of these flying objects but a complete reversal of the statements and approach we we told for so long.And then there is all this "new" technology we implement now, stealth technology, trust vector control, A.I. supported flight controls, three dimensional and real time computer simulations of the battlefield - the "soldier" could be on a different continent when his tank got hit by an RPG...Some claim the advances of these technologies were just logical and a result of theoretical research come to life once we had the tech and materials for it.These official claims however can also be read like this:Theoretical research includes reverse engineering and developing the required technology and materials is a logical step to re-create the reverse engineered object....Isn't it funny in this context that basically ALL these fance "inventions" have a trace that ends in a secret labs and projects?Only once NASA or the Militara was done with it and happy outside companies and people got access to parts of it.And this pratice is still happening every single day.Another, for some, strong hint is the rejuventation of the space race.But for this conundrum I will do another episode ;)
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This part is more theoretical but might be interesting anyway.To make this topic any interesting to you I have to assume you play with the idea of "alien" having visited earth in the past.If we check UFO sightings and map them like a nice man did for decades, then we find a weird thing appearing on a global map.It seems as if these UFO sightings are concentrated in various locations along a "grid".Some of this grid is the Ley Line system, a weak system of "lines" where certain energies act differently or where certain fields are detectable.Won't go into the magical part or why so many townships along those lines have names related to starts or constellations.Another part of the anicient GPS system is anomalies our earth provides, be it natural or "created" in the far distant past.I got interest after finding social media posts about an area claiming to have a messed up gravity in a very small area.Less than 100km away, so a nice bike ride with some testing stuff and off I went.Seeing a car appearing to roll uphill or balls seemingly doing the same is one thing, trying it yourself another.I did not notice any differences in weight or how the bike handled but I got a very weird "optical illusion" trying to tell my up is going down and the other way around.Did it in both directions several times with no change in this impression - even when focussing only on the spot in front of my wheel.time to invesigate further and to debunk some flaws other people made.Like how useless it is to use a self levelling laser level to "prove" nothing is wrong with gravity.If it is, then how would a self levelling device, depinding on gravity know? ;)Instead I did it dirt simple.Neon strings hung from lots of tree branches and twigs.If gravity is going nuts then those strings outside the affected area would hang at a different angle than the rest - they did not....Not even from a great distance, all just hanging perfectly straight and at the exact same angle.Ok, then, just an optical illusion due to the terrain after all....Last but not least I remembered my phone claims to have a gravity sensor and my watch has an altimeter and other sensors...The sensor test app did show some fluctuations but not any different to home or other places I tried.A bit more but IMHO not enough to justify any conclusion.However, my watch confused me.From what appeared to the bottom of Gravity Hill to the top I guesstimated a height difference of about 15m.My watch insisted every single time that when I reached the "top" that I was about 10m lower than at the bottom....Was a fun afternoon but I was no wiser in the end.Gravitational, magnetic and even geoligical anomalies are well mapped these days, same for undergroud lakes and water basins.Most of this data reached us from dedicated sensors on satellites in low earth orbit.If we have no troubles mapping them then it is safe to assume that a civilisation capable of inter stellar flight would be even more capable.And after god knows how long we finally even can measure the Ley Lines and no longer assume they are magical myths.All up it makes for very accurate system of navigation beacons that you can detect even if you approach on the night side.And since these locations on our continental soil as well as our ocean floors don't really change their positions it is highly accurate.If we say it is possible to use what earth, more or less naturally, provides to located any spot you like while still approaching earth from space - then what about more specific "markers"?We have the great wall, the pyramids, lines up stones from the stone age and then some things visible from space once you are in a good orbit.The ancient cities were often in what it today and already was back then, jungle.They must have stood out the same was as the pyramids - as huge clearings in the jungle with massive buildings.We also have all these nice animal figures in Peru.Too big to make sense from the ground, wrong angles to make sense from a great distance, unless you see them from above, or from orbit.All this was long shown to be coincidence, nothing to worry about or waste time on.But we learned this is not the case at all.The pyramids perfectly line up with the Bermuda triangle and ancient cites on the other side of the pond.From England to Rome you have a dead straight Ley Line and far too many are sitting right on top with unusal names.Attempts have been made over and over to use these existing references to find lost cities and more, quite often with success.We are very reluctant though to explore those signs pointing to the oceans...Finding just one of the mythical cities at a sea level matching the time period would mean that not just that myth might be true....I am not claiming I cracked the puzzle, just in case you wonder...Basically all ancient cities have mathy around them linking then to the gods, people from the stars.Even our cities following the Ley Lines are filled with these stories, be it the anient Greek, Romans or the great Kingdoms in Europe - the later all had their main residences right on the Ley line, some even on nodal points.Merlin was a great Wizard - or just some visitor with a far higher technology and knowledge of science...A very nice but somewhat very wrong theory claims the pyramids were actually build as huge power plants.You even find stories where it is (totally correct by the way!) calculated they could have been used as giant microwave transmitter to power starships in orbit like a recharge station....If that was the case then all identical pyramids, in terms of dimension would have been the same type of power station.Sadly they all seem to have only astronomical functions.Stonehenge is different, Rome is different, a lot of the old cities and temples are different.The thing common in all locations is Granite or even Diorite.Quarz is also heavy used in these locations throught ancient times.What do these materials have in common?For starters they are so hard, so durable that we struggle to work with them today unless we use diamond tipped tools.Even most carbide tools fail on Diorite...Secondly the fact they all have rather specific and organised crystalline structures.In some Indian temples this is even used to produced accurate and harmonic musical notes.If you want to build something that is certain to outlast your civilisation then you would choose these materials.Never mind the fact that the people in that time had no means to even scratch these hard rocks....A rather unusal approach to the problem started only less than 2 decades ago.Trying to measure more than dimensional properties of these creation, specifically these huge obelisk type "needles" of often hundret of tons in weight.Of course they could not really often use the real thing and to make do with smaller models they created.Key point was to match the exact type of rock from the same region as the big original, plus making sure the crystal structure is aligned in the same orientation.These guys first dicovered that these rock needles resonated at very specific acoustic frequencies.Nothing for most the spectrum but a very sharp amplitute amplification with little to no added harmonics for just a few tight frequencies.And yes, the max "elogation" was along the lenght of the needle with the tip acting almost like a resonator.The second and rather unexplainable thing was that these model sized needles also reacted to audi signals that did not came from a surface actuator but a normal speaker at close proximity.Did not stop them, just encourage them.It was not specified in the publication what higher band frequencies affected the rock but they claimed it acts like a high power amplifier for certain frequencies - with no detectable way where the excess energy comes from.If true it could mean that a lot of ancient structures we consider to be decorative could have actually been more like a lighthouse.Emitting a focussed beam of energy detectable from amost any approach angle when enterin our solar system.The thing you might now wonder about is: Why would highly advance civilisations need such beacons to begin with?This answer relates to the Apollo program - the Van Allen radiation belt, and some other strange things close to earth.The most significant other thing is our Ionosphere.Togeher they make radio transmissions next to impossible, only close to earth orbite, like where our satellites reside are in good enough reach.A long claim was that only certain frequencies can pass through these interference layers without losing too much energy or being distorted.Most of our planets emit a natural low frequency RF "signal".We can't detect them from earth though and used satellites and probes to measure and define them.Tesla's famous alien message was decades later calculated aginst these movements in regards to his location.Turned out he detected not aliens but the signals from two of our planets.Now this might be no big deal, I mean knowing it was not aliens after all, but it is in fact a huge deal!Tesla's receiver was only able to work in these impossible low frequencies that were claimed to be unable to pass through our interference layers!Much later we dicovered windows in these layers, even ways to caculate and predict their movements.It is now widely used to improve communications with our space probes and Mars missions.We still don't know if a suitable window was present for Tesla...If ancient civilisations or the gods visiting us for a while needed a way "to call home" or be called - what better way than using was is naturally there already?And it work the other way around as well.Send a strong enough and suitable signal to these structures and they would have to respond, maybe even in some audible form, no one really knows for sure it seems.My personal theory in terms of navigation and transmitting/receiving energy goes as follows and I hope you like it enough to make you own thought and conclusions:If we simply assume that certain anomalies or natural energies on earth are not just detectable but also usable it all could get a whole new meaning.Place a suitable object into an energy field and it can act as a "filter", an amplifier or as block.Like a Yagi antenna that you might find on your roof.What happens if have a theoretically endless conductor with a high frequency voltage going through?You have a very bad antenna of no use...But if you would place straight wires with a length matching the frequency you get a ton of small and powerful antennas....A bit simplyfied, I know but best example that came to mind to make a transition.If our Ley Lines and other form of natural energy phenomenon would provide energy to these ancient structures:What might happen if this "antenna" is just slightly out of tune and you "strike" it to produce a harmonic wave matching the energy going through?Right! You suddenly have a giant signal amplifier.And right again! You could actually try to send "signals" through the Ley Lines this way too.A harmonic wave would overlay the natural signal from the Ley Line and travel along it's path.Now the part you might not like at all, but it a key point of my own theory:If it is a natural energy that provides all this and we are able these days to detect these energies although we fail to understand, then where to they originate????If you poke your arm with a neeles then it hurts, poke a bit more and you bleed once you remove the needle, no one would do this for fun or even to get pleasure...Then why do we poke needles into our body, call it accupuncture and go home with such a happy face once the pain is gone???Guess you got my point already...It can't be denied that ancient civilisations already had a more than good understanding of things we onlydicovered or proved to exist thausands of years later.Even if we would exclude all godly and alien like things and just be ignorant and say that these folks knew the "body" earth" as good as a chinese accupuncture master would know your body and where to poke a few needles to heal you?If the energies are natural than our planet must produce them somehow, if you know how changes affect the planet you can "poke" it to get better - or to get much worse....Like the Butterfly Effect....You poke needle into Spain and in New Zealand you get a small earth quake....You poke a needle into Iceland and a temperature drop over atlantic makes the deveolping hurricane change curse to run out of steam over the ocean.You poke a needle into the right spot, stimulated properly and send a signal into outer space....If we can detect them easy from space, how strong would the energy level be if a burst of ALL the energy travels along the grid to combine in one single point?...How far could such a signal travel?How FAST would it travel considering no one, not even NASA dared to publish details about how exactly and what exactly was detected that matches these ancient old and till then just mystical energy lines and spots?A gravitational shockwave from an exploding star travels much faster than light....The ancient cultures of meaning knew exactly:Where the sun is in our milkyway,where our planets are at any giving time,at what angle our planets axis is, they even tracked this accurately,where exactly until recently unknown stars are within the Orion, Sirius and other constallations,when those stars where visible in the DAY or NIGHT sky,how exactly they moved when moved from earth AND how the position of earth relates the other way around,that there are Ley Lines, gravitational anomalies and more that we only learned to detect thausands of years later,about ALL the phsical, electrical and energy related properties of of suitable rocks and minerals,.....If they knew all this and we know that they did, why is so hard to believe they would have to have known that for a good reason, a purpose?I actuall don't care if they found all out themself, without knowing the wheel or the telescope...Neither if aliens, gods, people from the stars, visitors from another dimension or E.T. himself (herself, itself?) told them.But I cared for a long time about WHY humanity as a whole seemed to have forgotten all about his and how to use these unknown energies....So the final bit is not about my personal theories on ancient navigation, communication or energy usage.It is about the why it was lost...I make it a new chapter if you don't mind as it is not really about the GPS topic.
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Before you get exited: it is not about aliens taking you up for a medical....We know that ancient civilisations had knowledge that we can't explain, skills we can't understand, not explain.Back then it was gods, people from the sky that are claimed in ancient texts to have done almost all you can think of and then some to and with humankind.Be it bad, be it good, be it war and destruction.Over time we learned that it is almost impossible to wipe out humanity as a whole.And even if you would try we are scattered far and wide, there is no country with a purley indigenous population anymore.Same for knowledge, we use books, paper, stone sheets and now even computer, crystals and sticky tape to record data in digital form to last "forever".But what happened to our ancient old knowledge, to people like Merlin and all those alien "hybrids", like Lesus and all these starchild from virgins claimed to have had sex with a god?We found 6-8" tall skelletons in a cave - with long read hair.They are not on public display so the native amercian people of the region would not get offended.We found "hoaxes" of human hybrid skelletons during the hype and hight of the Aegypt excavation decades.No matter where these not that human remains were found we also find stories about them from the local tribes or stories from the past - never any kind and supportive ones...Almost as if humans started to see their gods and their offsprings as something to fear and to exterminated.Like you would try when they keep causing your pain and suffering for no reason you understand.Some gods are claimed to have left and are said to return ONE day.Other gods were killed or destroyed by other gods, some even by us humans.But knowledge should not just disappear if it is of use to you no matter how you got this knowledge...Means some people or even entire cultures must have survived - nothing becomes more urgent than to preserve your history once there is only a few left...IMHO the turning point came when we started to eliminate gods as creators or bringers of destructions and started to created religions around them.Until then you might have had a chance to get away with thinking your way and doing things the way you like...Real fear, real knowledge, real understanding suddenly became a thing reserved for the highest representatives of their religion.What they told us humble followers was "the word of god".And we accepted this blindly because after: These guys claimed to have been or still be in contact with the wise old man...We started to worship what we once feared most, in some relions it even made real progress impossible for hundreds of years.We started to forget, to think freely, to make our own conclusions.And we started to get less and less of the knowledge "those in charge" did not feel willing to share or to provide.IMPOSSIBLE!! You say, now...Let me give you a lame man's example:Take enough people to have a chance for a more or less healthy gene pool.Let them ake what they consider to be essential to make for a yew on a remote island that provides water and food but no creature comforts like electricity or oue internet - LOST from the world we know.How many generations would it take until they forget their useless phones, what their anecstors once called the world wide web?How long until the tools they took with them are blunt and useless with no way or knowledge to make new ones?How long until the degrade to native ilanders with their own culture, their own stories about how they came to be?How long until they forgot about us and what we call normal is something they could not even dream about?20 generations, 50?....Science and technolgy stopped for the better part under religious control.Even in Muslim cultures we say how wars and natural disasters changed the focus from learning and kowledge to blind faith or an interpretation of it.Asian cultures are not far behind either, their gods are long forgotten, their religions turned into a shadow of what living with the gods would have been and technological advancements started to seperate the cultures even further.Today most religions, even the Pope himself is rather open about intelligent life in the universe...Slowly but relentlessly science debunked more and more about what makes a religion work.Some even say we only developed science to claw back what we know deep down was always there for the taking.But either way the damage was long done.The few that remained were unable to spread their knowledge, if you ignore certain "cults and secret organisations" that don't exist, or so we shall think.The big question is: Why did we need religion and trusted/still trust it blindly?It replaced our gods and allowed for a redirection of godly powers.With the god(s) seemingly gone for good for whatever reasons, there was a vacuum that needed to be filled.And what might have started once with justa hand full of people turned into something that everyone needed - if in doubt by learning it through brute force from those who already trusted in gods word.Religion might have lost it's direct influence on those leading our world offcially but they never stopped influencing where they can...For many people starting to find trust and comfort or just understanding in a reliong it does not start by actually studying it, not even by reading about it.The feel lost, hurt, abused, whatever - and they find someone willing to listen, to agree to how hard life can be, to offer a way out....Thing about this approach is that it means nothing but a change in lifestyle, finding some purpose that was not there before, filling a gap.And if it helped for just that, in that moment in time you have it easy to create "a follower".Following is a term often used throughout almost all religions we have.Like Lemmings without thinking or questioning...Letting someone else do the thinking, do what is told and expected...If you do and obey you will enter the heavly kindgom, roam the evergreen fields, fly to the moon, whatever promise a religion makes.Fail and you are threatend with the destruction of your soul, punishment for eternity, burning and hell and much more variations of a violent and painful ending.Fear is created to make people stay in line, even if it is just old stories in a book that have been changed more than once...God helped when you needed him so of course he will punish you the same way he helped you...And if he punishes you for no good reason at all, even if you are his greatest follower than you blindly trust it was his will and that it all has a reason.You don't need to understand it, just stay a follower and trust all will be good, even if you die painful weeks later from cancer.At least you won't brun in hell no matter how hard the journey up was....Religion almost always tried really hard to eliminate all real knowledge, forcefully.Be honest: In the name of which god was America "found"?If "god" created earth, then how come those knowing all about him, his creation, his will had absolutely no clue about america, the antarctic or even Australia? ;)If god really outdone himself with us in just seven biblical days, then why were his own words interpreted and written down again and again similar to "WE created you in OUR image?"Whenever god spoke to one of his followers directly it was "ME", "MY WILL", "MY LAW"...Either he suffered badly from a personality disorder or he was nothing special after all, just one "god" in a group of few or many...If modern humans think or talk about the Jewish genocide then the only word that pops up start with a N and ends with an I....But did you know that almost of all Europe was in the strong hands of the Catholic Church since the dark ages?And who was it how first declared that all Jews need to be made disappear, be driven out, be killed?It were those who blamed the Jews for the death of Jesus, the child airtifical insamination....Yes, that weird guy guy that made bread appear out of thin air and turned water into wine...With the sandals and long hair ;)Jews were hated throughout Europe since we had kings over there that tursted in god and were crowed by a church rep.ALL high ranking Nazies were church goers before, during and most even after the war...There are other reasons I already discussed in other parts of this series that made the Jews the hate subject of Germany, but it was always "god's word" they got on Sunday morning that reminded them of the real problem out there....German documents from that time, including letters to and from family members provided a rather clear image on the influence the church had on Nazi Germany.But we were made to forget this little part of history as since the discovery of armerica and striking gold, literally, the church turned into a goo and helpful organisation, or so we thought.In other religions we find the same similarities, the same hate for "non-believers", even for those with just a slightly different option on how to interpret gods word.Muslims fight their brothers and neighbours for reason we can't even understand.And we will never fully understand why real and good muslim will never accept a non muslim as equal.Same way we fail to understand dictatorships or China.If most religions seems to make us want to forget what they don't like, and dictate what we can or can't do, can or can't eat, then why???And I don't mean gods will or word here or that is written somewhere.The religion comes from a specific god, this god once had specific features, characteristics, a personality.Like Loki always playing games and tricks...Is it really just a weird, maybe even wrong interpretaion that keeps us seperated and fighting?Back in ancient times we still fought in the name of the gods AFTER hearing it as their will directly.Later we fought in their name bacause SOMEONE said so...And more than once, almost always we started these religious wars and "forced educations to trust in the right god" only because these people did not know the god these anrgy people speak about....Is it not more likely that religion transfered the hate the gods had against each other to contiue fighting those still trusting in their own god?And wouldn't that for obvious reasons have to include the knowledge about hose other gods and what they left behind in true knowledge??Is science and technology the devil or the rescue?Weather you like it or not, most of the things we claim to have invented must have been known and used long before we invented the wheel.And still today the "invention" of this weird round and flat thing that makes life so easy is said to be the biggest thing since learning how to make fire.Other claim it was how we learned to make a spear and later bow and arrow as it allowed us to hunt from a distance, to kill without being seen, to become the dominant predator.Either way, science was involved and born.It kept providing us wonder after wonder, without the need for a religion to "explain" things in a way we still fail to understand.Today we know the gene that allowed us to develop a brain capable of real thinking, understanding, making conclusions.Problem is that natural or even accidential evolution of this gene would have taken more than 20 times longer than what it did....And already back then we had these gods and people from the stars popping up all the way back to the cave men and nomadic tribes...What if science is no accident as the books always say?What if it was "planned" in our genes?All religions seem to agree that some god created us, one way or another.Only the stories of some or remaining tribes from the past tell from the time before time.These stories of the creation of the universe are seen as myths, too old, too changed to have any real meaning left.Yet some of them were proven by science in recent years....Science was not a think for them, the gods were just visitors, creators, the wars came much, much later.If science is already in our genes and religion tries to prevent us from utilising it, what might we find?We need to get to the moon, we need to get to Mars, we need to "get out there"....Seemingly since the dawn of time, and so our drive gave a focus to develop what we need to get there, no matter how long it takes or hard it might be.With religion at the helm we would still think Earth is the center of the known universe and would't even dare to build a rocket because we would get to close to the gods, or fall or this flat earth...Some say the answer is in our genes, literally.With all the junk in our genes that neither evolution, nor mutation can explain we wonder what this huge databank might reveal once we cracked the encryption or learned how to read it directly.To give you an idea of the amount of "junk" we carry in us:You could pack all written knowledge of humanity into our helix of human DNA with plenty of room to spare!One of the factors that makes finding the right genes for a problem so hard...You just can't see the forest with so many trees blocking your view.... If you could jus rise up to see the whole forest from above - then you might see in which pattern the pine plantage was arranged and where you get to the next road....We won't know what the real answer is as we don't even understand the extend of the qeustion yet.And no, this time the answer is not 42 ;)So what we might find one we got far away enough from "mother" earth or what we really learn once we decode our DNA is up to your imagination.All that is claer is that we need science to get there...Is religion then then solution or the problem?The way I see it with some religions it is a bit of both, depending on where you stand.If it a preperation for the return of whatever god, or a way to make sure said god(s) see us as the best possible image of their creation, then what really happens if they do come back?We always hear and read that they come back one day.It is a fact, a base of the religion.It is a thing to look forward to.Not so much if we see some of texts from a more independent viewpiont.Like by a more timeline like approach without judging any religion directly:The gods create the universe as we knew it - whatever we could see from our cave so to say.Then they created the earth, everthing else and last but certainly not least us.We might give the first one the benefit of doubt based on that we could not actually know what happened before we existed and when we were create we did not even know how to form a single word....The second however clearly shows that since we exist we know that someone else or something else created us.Why didn't we do the most logical thing?I created fire, I must be god now and you all must worship me?Instead we shared this knowledge, protected it and thanked the gods for letting us figure it out.Or they might have accidentially shown some cave man one day ;)The god disappeared and much later came back to guide many of their creations, give them knowledge, build things.The more of us there were the more gods seemed to appear.Suddenly it was no longer just about what they do for us, it was wars between gods, artificial insaminations, genetic experiments, sex, creating hybrids, not just between gods and humans but also between humans and animals.Intrie civilisations disappeared or were destroyed by these gods.More than once the wipe humanity out almost completely, giving us floods, plagues, droughts and more....Every time this happened one culture or a new one flourished, in some case humanity (of that area) got a full reset.And always this new and improved, more god following human got guidance by the god(s) for some time to come, even if "visits" were sporadic.For many of these events we find texts, cave carvings and ancient old mythy from our tribes confirming that some of these events were in fact global - with different gods involved...Humanity as we know it started to evolve, started thinking in more and more complex ways, explored the world around and nature.We developed culture, our first real settlements....The gods started to divide the world by time and place(s).Having some fun here, getting bored and moving on.Getting really good with the little humans and some other god gets angry.And rather suddenly they disappeared again.....Religion and myth replaced the gods that once were real....If religion seems to be neither good, nor bad, then what is it preparing us for?Throughout time the god aooeared to us while they were around for various reasons.Be it fun, be it guidance, be it their own wars.But in ALL cases when they came back after a long time of absence they only had very few resons to do so.1. To check on our progress and leave after being being pleased.2. To bring us wisdom and guidance.3. To bring us destruction and suffering.Some say they never stopped watchin otherwise we would not have UFO's.Would mean they always knew exactly what we were up to and how we were doing.No one I could find can provide prove a god came here to share his wisdom and guidance - at least not in person.That only leaves us option three......Some "believers" already claim for years the end is coming and year after year their claims seem to become more valid.We go from one disaster into the next we abuse nature where we can and we see one plague after the other, now global and still going strong...According to ancient texts the return or judgement day is more than overdue.And considering that every time we "came to close to the gods", we got punished I wonder how these guys feel about us doing what we do and how we do it.If the sinners go to "hell" and the followers to "heaven" - where does it leave those between, the grey area?I guess it just depends on which gods drops down here first....Whether we like it or not, we just can't shake the feeling off that we are not alone out there, and even less can we shake off that feeling that religion started from fear and suffering,,,,Even the selected few had to suffer for generations in most religions...Read up in the texts of your religion or if you have none, pick one.Check how we were judged and how we got punished, check for the signs.If all of it is a bit true here and there, to not say all of it might, then how would would our religious leaders, explain, judge or interpret the asteriod Apophis, or 99942?Now known simply as 2004MN4...It arrives on 13/04/2029 for the first time, very close to earth and visible fore quite a while like back when Jesus was born.A few funny coincidences about this small and harmless enocunter:Same time seven yearslater it will be back, early calculations predicted the exact same day and only a few hours of difference.Now predicitions state it is a bit unclear due to certain effects when getting close to earth....Still: SEVEN years.If you like ancient Aegypt you already wonder how it got the initial name Apophis - go ahead and read up who gave this name and why, you will like the story behind it!And if you like the god himself you might find it a bit odd that a thing that was initially thought to be able to destroy most of our world by impact is name after this guy....Not so much though if you know a bit more about ancient Aegypts myths and legends.The coincidences however do not end just here, the number 99942 is a "random" number and every found object out there gets one.I like all sorts of nummber games....999 - the sign of the devil, the sign of destruction.There isn't really that much in myths,legends and religions giving these three numbers as they are a good meaning.A lot of "magic tricks" use number tricks.Like simplifying a big number into something with a single diget to have a base to "guess" you age...A bit like this: 9 + 9 + 9 + 4 + 2 = 333 + 3 = 6....The thing about this specific way of breaking down number is used since anient times for predictions, astrology and more.Let's just say it is just for so long and for so many reason because it has some actual meaning and usage.Apophis turns back to something religious, magical numbers....999 is already the devil's mark. 33 in astrological terms is a "spiritual rythm", even calendars with a base of 33 years are still trusted and used, some even give 33 a mythical character as it seems to follow us everywhere.And the six can be found as both positive and negative. mostly badly though.Some theories now use these numbers and say it clearly indicates in the classification already that the thing will return - long before anything was calculated - it had to be this way...The last coincidence is how these numbers related to Tesla's triangle of power.Not to mention how they are used and interpreted in our religions.9 is the beginning and the end, zero or 0 is both the sum, the next "digit" and nothing.3 and 6 are two kinds of energy that are equal and opposite but still not the same.9 in this triangle is both the sum of 3 and 9 and what come our if you subract one from the other.Some claim that ancient gods, predictable numbers and relations to Tesla all in one single object can't be random coincidence.Especially not if you see the number "blocks" in relations to Tesla's circle of math.5 numbers, the nine 3 times....4+2 equals 6.In his circle you can create "lines" with these numbers that intersect on the 7, no matter which way you try.And did you check the date? ;)1+3+4+2+0+2+9= 21 2+1=31+3+4+2+0+3+6= 19 1+9=10 1+0=1Some use these number games to state in 2029 we will be judged, in 2036 we will be "reset" or advance to the next level.Be it coincidence, be it a joke of the universe - it is still interesting how very old "techniques" that were trusted by our ancestors and that still find followers all end up in doomsday, creation or both when you start playin with 99942....And the above are only a few examples....I leave it up to you to decide how, if at all, this relates to going back to the moon and estabilishing a "colony" up there.Or why it is planned to do even more and go furthe BEFORE 2035.... ;)Isn't it comforting to know that all is just mind games, theories with no base and coincidenes?Or is it?....
Topic by Downunder35m
As you can tell by the question, i'm just really excited / interested in entering a contest if you know any (technology related) ongoing (online) contest / competition / challenge please let me know (it can be anything; i.e. robots or even photography) p.s. free to enter only please p.p.s. other than those on instructables.com
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Hi Instructables community! I am looking for any insight / suggestions regarding what battery technology (non-lithium) that offers the best specific energy (MJ/Kg), preferably rechargeable and reliable. My research led me to looking to consider rechargeable alkaline batteries, given data on wikipedia (the BEST source ;) ) but are these even manufactured? I cannot find any place to buy them. BACKGROUND: I am in need of this for the design for the solar car team at UVa, as the BMS (Battery Managment System) mandates a backup battery that is separate and any lithium technology is not allowed.
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On behalf of Kiteman, NachoMahma, and myself, I would like to propose to the Instructables staff a contest theme of accessibility (in the sense of disability access, adaptive equipment and assistive technology, and the independent living movement). We'd like to see the contest include not just hardware (devices), but also software and online design (Web, PDF, etc.) which is fully accessible. Both specific designs and descriptions of the guidelines and tools to use should be included.For my own selfish benefit, I would like to have already published I'bles eligible for such a contest, but that's a policy decision for Instructables, not for me.
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Hello all! Some time ago I visited this forum and took lots of doubts regarding an ongoing experimental project. I would like to post the results of this work bellow: Nama, my graduation project on design/art/technology. A study about contemporary aspects of language and the sensitization of movement in search of a personal unique creative pulse. http://viraseres.com/nama/ Videos: Interactive Installation: http://vimeo.com/viraseres/nama Experimental interface for movement: http://vimeo.com/viraseres/nama-instrument There's also a recently Instructable of the interface that I made: https://www.instructables.com/id/Nama-Instrument-10/ The full concept and development documentation is available at the website, together with a DIY tutorial of the interface, and the open source files of the generative audiovisual installation. Feel free to send me feedback, critics and opinions. Thank you all for your help!
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Hello all! Some time ago I visited this forum and took lots of doubts regarding an ongoing experimental project. I would like to post the results of this work bellow: Nama, my graduation project on design/art/technology. A study about contemporary aspects of language and the sensitization of movement in search of a personal unique creative pulse. http://viraseres.com/nama/ Videos: Interactive Installation: http://vimeo.com/viraseres/nama Experimental interface for movement: http://vimeo.com/viraseres/nama-instrument There's also a recently Instructable of the interface that I made: https://www.instructables.com/id/Nama-Instrument-10/ The full concept and development documentation is available at the website, together with a DIY tutorial of the interface, and the open source files of the generative audiovisual installation. Feel free to send me feedback, critics and opinions. Thank you all for your help!
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People working under Professor John Rogers of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have managed to combine the robustness of inorganic LEDs (the kind we use so much here), with the physical flexibility of organic LEDs.They have devised a new mass-production method that allows large numbers of small LEDs to be picked up by a robotic arm and embedded into a wide variety of other surfaces, including glass and rubber.The LEDs are bright enough that they can be spread out far enough to be transparent, paving the way for displays built into windows.This is not new science, just new engineering. What would you do with it?BBC storyUniversity of IllinoisThe BBC picked the story up from Science magazine.
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Not just for christianity is the ark something really special.Many of the old cultures meantion it - often in contexts that is mentioned in the bible at all.Unless it can be found all there is are theories and wild speculations.So for this round I will make it quite short and just sum up some of the highlights - in terms of technology.The ark is said to contain the two stone plates with the ten commandments.A nice story to get the godly touch into the bible context.If they are or were really in there then just as stone plates with some carvings on them.The real power of or in the ark is said to be of technological nature.Many cultures mention that the ark was responsible for impossible things or that it was involved when great disasters or great rescues happened.Like the crubling of the walls of Jericho.Horns might work for resonance effects but an earthquake at that time would be more likely.The blowing of the horns could have been the signal to activate the ark....The ark is said to have both great powers and great dangers.This seems to be confirmed by all these old stories were people that were not allowed to opened the ark.Same for those who were subjected to the arks destructive powers.If you check the old pictures and read the old reports you can help it and say "radiation poisoning!".One ancient text states it was a gift by the gods and who would need its power would have to first study it to confirm his worthyness.Anyone not accepted by the ark and attempting to open or use it would cause death and destruction.But it also states that whoever is granted all the wisdom of the ark will be able to re-create the tools of the gods and that he will be given the knowledge how to use them.Some could now go ahead and collect all relevant stuff from these old texts, pictures and myths.Then that someone you try to translate what was seen through the eyes of an "underveloped" human into terms of our modern age.Thankfully this was attempted several times already :)The theory I like best is based on the assumption that some higher beings or aliens left us the ark to guide our development.A bit like the reverse version of pandora's box.The theory is quite complex and specific in many areas with references to historic events and more.So before I reveal their conclusion I will give you an example of why so far everyone decided the ark can not fall into the wrong hands.If you would have a really nice and accurate rifle that never needs reloading or and special care and maintenance you would have an impossible thing for our times already.But someone from our time would find plenty of good and peaceful uses.Like living alone ina remote area and using it for hunting.Now imagine you would go back in time and hand such a rifle with instructions on how build it to someone like Genghis Khan.....Anyway, the conclusion from my favourite theory about the ark goes like this:It a combination of supercomputer, fusion reactor and matter converter all in one box.Science fiction fans might prefer the translation to a replicator with computer interface that allows you to create things from the 24th century - with a complete knowledge base on top...No surprise then that it was hidden their their last known owners in a location impossible to reach.Where is it?I leave finding it up to you but you will be able to use your favourite search engine to find many stories, films and documents about the location.It is claimed that when the second world war was basically done the ark was transported over the atlantic.A small island in Nova Scotia was long thought to hold the ark, the holy grail, the lost treasures of pirates and more.A more modern approach than trying to dig or drill tunnels to get to a seemlingly bottomless hole was to use cameras and sensors.Was not just for fun though as the constant flooding of the vertical shaft by up to three horizontal shafts made other things impossible.Diving was out due to the seperatin levels every few meters.The videos and sonar scans revealed nothing special, just what was already found at higher levels.Every now and then the sensors would drop out, same for the cameras.In some cases the totally failed and never worked again.More sensore were introduced to the hole.Samples taken when the water was rising in the shaft showed elevated ionisation effectscompared to the surrounding sea water.Other sensors detected high frequency RF emissions in short bursts.Nothing seemed to offer any conclusions about the causes, so samples from seperating wood structures were taken again but from the deepest level the probes could reach.Again the tests showed nothing to indicate why the water samples were so different or where the RF could be created.and just o be sure another carbon dating was performed on the samples.Older sample from much higher levels already confirmed age and materials used so it would not hurt.The tests had to be done several times with more sample pieces as the initial results were "incunclusive".They still are inconclusive!What does that mean in terms of carbon dating?It means that a sample return values that either can't be right or that two pieces taken from a bigger piece give different results.The got both for all samples taken from the deep....Some of the wood was dated to be just a few hundred years old, others from the same chunk close to 3000 years old and some section even had a negative age as if they came from the future.A tree grows naturally so no matter hwn you test a sample of it in the far future all samples will give you the same result.With no clues the scientist gave the results and test reports to a great variets of specialists in their field for consideration to explain how this carbon dating result could be possible.Several theories came back to our researchers...The dating analyses the decay rate of the C14 atom in all matter containing carbon.The decay rate however can change if the atom is or was subjected to more or less intense radiation or to high energy fields.As only low levels of radiation were detected by sensors this would exclude alpha, beta and gamma radiation.If all other options are exhausted than the impossible must be true.A higher, currently unknown or unspecifed form of energy is responsible.And depending on the operating principle and what we so far know about it in theory, a cold fusion reactor with failing or damaged shielding is a prime candidate.The conclusion of the researcher was the this hole must contain the ark and that it is indeed powered by a highly advanced type of reactor that we only manage to theorise about but we can't (yet) build one.Reasing behind is the theory that decades of tidal movement caused the lower parts of the shaft to collapse or that heavy debris made it through the flood channels during storms and hurricanes.What is the problem with this theory?Well, if the ark would really be at the bottom of this shaft than it would mean the researcher were right about who traveled over there to hide it.And that would implicate those in command of this guy actually possesed the ark - which would be unthinkable.But then again they followed and examined every story, myth and ancient text in relation to the ark and wasted enormous sums on expeditions to explore their locations.Worse still: It would mean those in charge of the ark knew they had lost despite its power - most likely due to a lack of time to understand its real functions?And if you would have the support of higher beings and still hide it in a place no one can access ever again it could mean you know "the others" shall never get to it either - unless they as well get the guidance of the gods.Isn't it then good to know in todays times that we won't be able to figure out what really is down this hole?If it is not the ark down there what is the next best theory for this hole?Considering the location and stories of those old tribes of the area there was no water in the times before time.Meaning in the far distant past it was a mountain top and the ocean was miles below it.What now seems to be some elaborate water trap might as well be the ventilation shaft of a city or industrial complex far below todays sea levels.And if some technology down there survived the times something might have failed and allowed it to be flooded.At least partially.Either way it is all just theory until someone made it to to bottom....
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You can not have technology without math a fact not too many people would deny.At a certain level you just need a common ground to get from an adie to reality, even if it just a simple measuring tape.When it comes to math we have two major players in the game today.The metric system and then what the other people use ;)Jokes aside they both have their merits and they both come from similar origins.What they both lack though is literally anything that is not a straight line.As soon as it comes to something round, harmonic, free flowing or just with a complex geometry we utterly fail.It is like running aorund the barn, climing up a rope to squeeze through a thight hole to get inside.While all you had o do in reality is to open the damn barn door to get in ;)Ancient cultures used different way to tell the time of the day or day of the year.And when it comes to defining lenght that had everything but a common ground.For some it was how long some piece of wood was.So you want a plank of "4 meters" but order from someone out of town - his "4 meters" might be less than half of you need.Despite all these local differences though they managed to build and create with astounding accuracy.To calculate the movement of your solar system and other stars you need quite complex math - today.In ancient times people were able to just this without a compunter or wasting weeks or endless calculations....How did they do it?Nicola Tesla had a glimps of how nature really works.Despite never making any real documentations to create his invention he made one big exception.The circle of math.A simple thing on paper with lots of lines, numbers and spirals.You can find several copies and remakes with your favourite search engine, I prefer Duckduckgo.He used this circle to promote new ways of doing math in lots of schools and universites.With great success I might add.Sadly all this ended when he was discredited and died as a poor man.So, what then is so different between our modern math and ancient of nature's math?We are based on the decimal system mean we use 10 numbers for everything.Our first computer only knew two - 0 and 1.A bit later they used not just bits but also bytes and words- 8, 16, 32,64, ...If you break all this down then it comes down to evolution in terms of how in netures you go from one single cell to a complete human being.One make two, two make four, four become 8, 8 become 16, then 32, 64, 128 - you see the computer here and why it is more efficient that the math we learn in school?A computer does not count to 10 and start over...Our current math uses shortcuts and walkarounds to get to the finish.It made a lot of sense in the early days but has certainly long reached the limits of use.If we understood that a computer needs to go from a single bit to a byte like nature then what about the rest of the numbers nature uses and that most likely our ancient cousins used?To really explain it I need to involve our alien friends again.If we agree they would be resonsible for all things from UFO's, over technology and down to building entire cities:Someone would have to know about it and most like have or had contact.Ancient texts more than confirm all this through myths and legends.Now imagine you would like to influence the evolution of an entire race ove thausands of years.How could you make sure they reach a very high level but will never be able to "break the seventh seal" to reach your level?Of course in a way that this civilisation would never find out or consider...You limit its capablility to understand math!Despite having the solution right in front of our eyes from a single atom, over a ceel multiplication down to sunflowers and vortexes - we only march in 10 digit steps and won't ever consider to just dance aorund with the music playing...It really makes no sense to use 10 numbers!The day has 24 hours - 2 times 12, 12 hours for the DAY 12 for the NIGHT part.Eggs come in a dozen or 12 again.Not even the moon is "digital" and ancient calendars were highly accurate while our way of defining days weeks and such resulted in a total chaos requiring complex calculations.In ancient times it was all beased on how nature does it.The gregorian calendar changed this and if you check for the "excuse" why we suddenly had for forget all about lunar calendars you might be surprised.Fair enough but how could you convince an entire civilisation to forget all about real math and learn something way to complicated?USE YOUR FINGERS! ;) Yes, by pure coincidence our math system is based on how mand FINGERS we have.Not hands, not eays, not legs, fingers.Literally any other part of our body would have made more sense, at least you can get from 2 to 4 then to 8 and soon realise you are one with nature again.Simple, genius, unbreakable - show me one little kid in school that never tried to use the finger to do help with math....How many number does nature use then?Just nine.And for good reason there is no zero as we know it.The scam works so perfectly because all that was required was to teach us to not jump from 9 back to 1 but instead to add a zero to make it 10.Every time we go past the nine in the sequence we add a 0 and once that is done we add a diget and make it a 1 again.As a result and with no escape from it our math creates numbers that go bigger and bigger until they are too complex to handle with just our brains - we get the help of a computer using a similar flawed system that is at least faster.Nine numbers only - how do you use them?You can't apply our understanding of math to a system that does not know zero as we do.But I will try anyway in the best way I can.Take the computer sequence again: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, ...There is a thing often just refered to being a party trick.It is the simplification of a multi digit number into a single diget one.In reality though a reamins of our knowledge how math really worked.You simply add all digets and if you still get more than a single one you repeat until you have just one.Let's try to reverty our embryo back to how nature created it b using the above numbers for this simple trick:1, 2, 4, 8, 7 (1+6), 5, 1, 2, 4, 8, 7, 5, 1, 2, 4, 8, 7, 5, 1, 2, 4, 8, 7, 5....I guess you see the pattern by now ;)Try for yourself!It always breaks down to 1 2 4 8 7 5 ! And if we have no real zero then there are only three numbers left: 3, 6, 9 .If create a circle and instead of going from 12 to 12 like on a clock you go from 9 to 9 you have the basic circle model.From the 9 on top go to 12345678.A pie with 9 slices if you need helping marking, but you can just devide the circle in 40° pieces.Draw a triangle between the 3, 6 an 9 - it should almost look like a sideview of a pyramid.Now draw lines in sequenc with the remaining numbers.Go from the 1 to the 2, then to the 4 and so on.Looks rather symmetrical with a "twist, like butterfly wings if you like.You can perform all basic math with just this circular concept.You only need to know how 3, 6 and 9 have other "meanings" and that there is no zero.Too bad we are no longer wired to think like this - but you could learn it (again).Higher math seems to be impossible though.Oh! Why no zero you ask?Well nature does not know "off" or nothing - all start with a single thing and in the end goes back to just that.Nothing is wasted...If you now would try to implemt PI into our circle we could try it dead simple.We multiply it with the numbers of the circle and add the result as a vector from the center through the corresponding number.If we would now connect the end points of these vectors and interpolated the stuff between them we get a very nice spiral.As we have no zero we also have no 10 and seem stuck at 9...But 10 times PI over the 1 still gives us the right result...In either case you could now enlarge or shrink this sprial any equal (x-y) way you like and the only thing changing the true result is the lenght of the vector.For a circle you don't care if the diameter is 2 meters or 5 kirdigs, you only need to know the vector - the definition of lenght relates to it, PI....Ok, but how could you do harmonic things like the change from day to night or a soundwave?Look to asia and simply draw the Yin Yang symbol insde your circle.Preferably rotated so the two small circle are orientated vertically.Going back to our simplification of the large numbers but using the remaining there:They are very special as they from a triangle - the proximation of a cricle with just three lines.Take any multiple of these numbers and you always come back to them through the above decimal intergation process.And it perfectly goes along with our nature.(Keep in mind real values like time or meter are just vectors here!)12 hours come down to the number 3, 24 hours turn into 6 18 hours into 9...If noon is 9 you would have a pretty nifty way to tell time precisely and the 3 and 6 would mark the turning points - or amplitude reversal....And if you now dare to color in the Yin Yang symbol slightly differently you end up with two sine waves that cancel each other out ;)Use Yin and Yang at the right enlargement (vector for lenght, time) and turn it to the correct number(s) (rotational vector) and you could do complex calculations with pen and paper that are accurate enough to build a ball bearing from the drawings and measurements - and bearings have tight tolerances.Go further and explore how our natural sequences like the Fabanucci Sequence or just the golden ration can be placed correctly in the circle and how it changes and simplifies relationships ;)Suddenly it becomes clear why our know laws of physics have such simple equations to explain them.The all deal with just linear things.Becomes painfully clear when you try to do math for a pendulum.Put down to the pure basics it eventuall becomes clear that weight does not matter for a pendulum (ideal), not even how great the amplitude is.The time it needs for a full swing only depends on gravity and lenght of the rope.....A force and vector....We did realise this at some stage at university but only after going painfully long hours of calculating all sorts of things to distract us from this simple fact.With the claim that it is needed to fully understand it LOLWe can't find the missing laws of physiscs because our math is flawed and does not allow for harmony and resonance - it is not a circle, it is a line getting longer and longer.If we do find them we will either re-invent math or use the most complex formulas you can think of to get results.Ok then, but why was this math secret hidden from us?Once you realise that you have 6 numbers representiong "evolution" or "progress" and 3 numbers that define how it all cycles in sync and harmony you can help but wonder how far this system goes.Nature and the universe is everywhere from sub atomic size to our galaxy...What drives life or evolution? Energy....Which means 3. 6. and 9 stand for the three universal forms of energy and their sum at the same time.Remember! NO ZERO, Remember! Yin Yang, no end, no beginning, always equal, always opposite.Real power comes from REAL knowledge and what you make with it.Is there an easy way to re-learn this forgotten math so it can be used for things as complex as calculating how a comet travels through space?Not really as we would first have to forget almost everything we know about math in terms of calculations with numbers result in more numbers.What we can do thoug is open our eyes and observe.Nature is all around us and we just need to learn again that nature knows it best.When you see a pretty flower look behind the flower, see the symmetry and harmony in the design.See how the number of petals relate or simply start counting with sunflowers to decipher why this design of seed placement is so perfect.The more you really see the more you will understand how it fits together using numbers.We had huge cities long before we lived in caves if we can accept that humanity is much older than what we think we won't reject true math anymore...
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Call for Entries for the 14th Festival of computer-based art CYNETART || entry deadline 28.02.2010 TMA Hellerau hosts this international competition of CYNETART, inviting artists and art groups to present their projects, every two years. They can apply with projects that fully utilise digital technologies in their conceptual, creative and performing processes, thereby opening up opportunities for digital performance and their relationship to factors such as time, space, physical presence and social encounters. An international jury with representatives from well-established media culture institutions and experienced scientists with a background in media art history will decide about the winner of the CYNETART-award and the sponsorship award. It will also decide on the award of the artist-in-residence-grant funded by the Saxon Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts. Further information/ Entry Form: http://t-m-a.de/cynetart/wettbewerb?lang=en
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Whenever it comes to theories about ancient technology we find remarkable stories of "gods" and the flying machines.And those stories never ended.Technology though changed the way we interpret video fottage that people claim to show UFO's.Quite often we have a viral flood of post from all over the US where people show some weird pics or even videos and claim they saw some UFO.It usually contraticts itslef, as an Unidetified Flying Object that is no problem to identify can't be a UFO ;)Like when some rocket launch went wrong, a satellite dropped down to burn up...Happens all over the world, almost on a daily base.So often in fact that it seems the interest to grab you phone and take a shot goes dead.Why bother, can't be real anyway...But there is undiniable footage stretching back well over 100 years showing some craft or some "light" performing flight operations that seem to have no problem totally avoiding everything we know about the laws of physics.When it comes to UFO crashes the only thing that pops into people's minds is Roswell, New Mexico...There were crshes of unidentified flying objects well before this but no makes a fuzz about them anymore.The old folks in the small town of Auroa could tell you nice stories about their relationship with "aliens"...1861 if you need a year to look out for ;)From that first crash in the US that was properly documented for history we were faced with the same problem every single time when something strange fell from the sky and landed on US soil.The military moves in a seal off the area, everything is collected, the rest cleaned.And the people that saw something are reminded that they never really saw anything.For most claimed crashes in other parts of world we never got any official or unoffial documents to view, only reports from people that were there or close when it happened.So I will leave those out.Checking in other parts of the world we know at least on one craft that crashed in 1936 in Germany and another one a few years early claimed to crashed in the alps.What happened to first is obvious, the second case in the alps is claimed to never been found.The most recent "crash" that made it into the public happened during the cold war in Russia.A bit trigger happy after noticing that the Blackbird project is not only reality but also that these birds were out of range for their weapons....No surprise then that got really pissed off when some "US craft" flew from one base to another - their most secret ones.And always it seemed to fly at speeds claimed to have been well over Mach 5.Some predictions were made, everyone on high alert and of course it then poped up over a base waiting for it.The unconfirmed claims from former military presonll states that enoug was fired to sink a small island and most of the ordonance were perfectly aimed.It eventually crashed when trying to fly away.But Russia never made a claim to have found a US spy craft, never again for this incident claimed the US was spying.And according to those claiming to have been involved in the recovery the craft was definately not of any known desing and had mostly unknown components and mterials.Going a bit further in down in history there seemed to have been a crash of a small craft around 1920 in France but I could not find anything stating more that a crashed craft was recovered and taken away for examination.So we know that at least two unidentified craft ended in the hands of powerful countries in the 100 years.we can rest assured that if Nazie German really had the remains of the 1936 crash it ended in the US together with all other vital technology and involved scientists.Add Roswell if you dare to think it was a real crash and you grant the US a 2:1 victory over Russia.Adding the Aurora crash and you get three for Team USA.China is claimed to be in possession of a rather craft that the found when excavating for something totally different.Said to have happened around 1930.But real info from China is sketchy to say the least :(What if anything that was found under the ice in Antartica was ancient or alien tech or even a craft will remain a secret for a while longer as real info on the 4 secret US bases down there is hard to come by.Some theorists claim to be able to trace certain technological advancements back to anient or even alien techonolgy.What sound like total bogus, over the years, got some momentum after all.Even if it such every day stuff like velcro tape...A claim I find rather interesting on a personal level if microchip technology.Officially we only came up with the idea to make transistors smaller and more efficient.From there we went into integrating simple components in tiny sizes into a chip housing with a few legs on it.After that it is said the rest was just a logical flow of technological evolution.But if so: How exactly would someone get the idea to shrink a good sized house of standard components into something that fits onto your fingernail?Like a CPU...It is like a missing link - the step from just making the circuit smaller and smaller to using lasers and silicium wafers to created multi layer and multi dimensional structures - the modern microchip.All the now well documented problems that seem obvious were unknown and some not even theorised.Still, within just a fears we solved quantum effects, capacitance effects of the "circuit traces", intercations from stray fields and more.In comparison it would be like going from our first production car to the latest Tesla model within just 20 years....To solve some of the problems technology to actually observe the problem needed to invented - the chicken and egg problem as some like to claim.And there is more "evidence" to some that we studied technology that we had no clue about.For certain alloys that perform exceptional in highly specialised environments we face the same conundrum.Even if, by some genius miracle, some scientists comes up with an incredible theory the guy, or girl, would need something to go with.For a technology that can only work if "unknown" elements are used in a device made from an alloy with basically impossible physical properties - what gave you the idea to "invent" both the missing elements AND the missing alloy?especially when it comes to Gallium, Indium and dysporsium we find tons of research articles these days.All theorising about very specific alloys with even more specific qualities.Including of course plausible applications for the real world if we ever would manage to create such alloys.And for some weird reason people do just that seemingly for fun.Be it making Gallium-Iron alloys or even Indium Boron Alloys - as the two main building blocks of the alloy.The rest of other metal, half metal and rare earth metals is often is such minute quantities that just guesswork or chemistry won't get you there alone.There is even the claim that we already invented the famous transparent Aluminium from Star Trek.Not based on Aluminium though and so far only in tiny crystal sizes, but still...If you would some crashed ship it woud be no problem to reverse engineer these technologies, especially if you only need to focus on understand it and creating the "tools" to replicate it.But unless we can create another massive leak of classified documents we will never know for sure what, if any of our modern technolgy was reverse engineered.But then again, that is exactly what was claimed for many of the technological advances of Nazi Germany, some just skipped decades of development and testing....Another funny clue is to check the origins of the words "Alien" and "UFO".Why would you need UFO if you already such great names as Foo Fighter or Thunderball?Just asking ;)And if it really matches the U from UFO then how can it remain a UFO once checked, tagged and examined? If it is from us it is clear, if it is not is clear as well, so it really makes so other sense than to create indended and directed confusion ;)Same for Alien...So why ancient of alien technology be any different? ;)
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Recently I posted a few instructables and I noticed that it did not show up in the technology category, so I posted a few more to check again and then noticed that none of my instructables show up on the technology category so I'm suck with zero views.
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Can a whole class sign in on the same user name and password? Does anyone have any ideas for use of instructables in the classroom?
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A couple of weeks ago, I created a new Instructables Group around Assistive Technology. A few people have found and joined it, and they and I have added a small number of existing I'bles to its collection. If you have an I'ble, slideshow or video which is appropriate for the group, please feel free to add it (or have me do so if you don't feel like joining the group yourself).
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