DARPA’s history and drive appears to date back to the 1970's when they saw many vulnerabilities of U.S. aircraft and their on-board equipment was easy in terms of detection and attack by potential enemies, who were deploying new SAM'S (surface-to-air missiles) technology , These systems integrated radar-guided and air-launched radar-guided missiles, all networked with early warning, acquisition, and targeting radars, and coördinated within sophisticated command and control frameworks.
Because of such threat to security DARPA embarked on a program to develop strategies and technologies for reducing radar detectability,this also included technologies that changed more conventional shapes of aircraft to something much more reductive to radar detection through a combination of shaping (to minimize the number of radar return spikes) but it didn't just stop at that the list goes on with radar absorbent materials; infrared shielding, exhaust cooling and shaping, and enhanced heat dissipation; reduced visual signatures; active signature cancellation; inlet shielding; and windshield coatings.
all this development eventually led to a project named 'HAVE Blue', this was the first practical combat stealth aircraft, after making its first test flight by the end of 1977. The test and refinements continued leading to the realization of of the F-117A stealth fighter, which became operational in October 1983. In the follow-on development, the TACIT Blue aircraft, could operate radar sensors while maintaining its own low radar cross-section. This also inspired development of the B-2 stealth bomber.
Austen Heinz, is the founder and CEO of Cambrian Genomics,who has shared with the public some incredible news , CG(Cambrian Genomics) are developing hardware and systems for laser printing DNA of living organisms. Before we get to exited in a sci-fi tangent of thought we should get into some details first. this is incredible and has many practical applications for the future and implications.
At the time of writing the current challenge for synthetic biology is that despite scientists now having the potential to create new organisms that can do infinite number of things, the short term cost of synthesizing DNA has been prohibitively expensive. all that is about to change, Presently researchers in the industry order or clone over a billion dollars worth of DNA each year. Austen is developing his company’s technology to change this problem in a big way, he now has a way to provide a new technique to synthesize DNA 10,000 times cheaper than any known technology. One of the difficulties with DNA synthesis is error correction during fabrication to make the correct sequence of A, T, G and Cs – which represent the building blocks of DNA.
Cambrian Genomics have solved this problem by fabricating billions of strands simultaneously, quickly and cost effectively. Their technology optically sequences the strands and then selects the correct DNA sequences using a fast-moving laser.
The company's plan really is to create the print button for biology in order to 'democratise' creation and enable researcher's to literally write code for living organisms. This is fascinating and of course creates some scary perspectives on how this could be used.
. According to Austen the applications of this technology has the potential to be used for personalised medicine, such as cancer treatments, or even bringing back extinct animals using the available DNA code recovered from the fossils. its early on in this technology development , but just like more popularised known forms of 3D printing out there we have seen how fast this kind of tech develops.
As a writer and researcher I can not emphasis enough when i say '3D printing will leave no aspect of human life untouched'
As 3D printing tech evolves past A mere one material set per print into meta material's
(multiple materials per print into a set matrix to generate intelligent materials and or materials that would not be possible by other conventional means) we might end up seeing advances in wearable technologies with multi-functional attributes,In theory there are many advances that could happen with this. From hydrophobic materials that stay dry to fabric that self repairs! for now I will leave rest to your imagination.
The possibilities really are endless but the cost and time is of course an implication. In the previous article I hinted at atomic level 3D printing. Well how about sub atomic,which would be a quantum level of manipulation.
Technological progress almost never travels on a linear direction but instead goes on an exponential curve, meaning that as time goes by the rate of progress on any technology increases exponentially instead of linearly. 3D printing has been slow in progress and is older than most think but it does fall into this exponential progress category. We have seen many leaps of progress within the last few years alone–and if one quantum materials researcher, Jennifer Hoffman, has her way, we may be on the verge of an incredibly rapid advancement within the industry.
Hoffman is a former professor of physics at Harvard University, she later joined the University of British Columbia (UBC) as the Canada Excellence Research Chair in quantum materials and devices based on oxide heterostructures. At her new position she aims to create a research program that focuses on combining and creating new quantum materials with atomic precision. To take things a step further she is trying to create a method of 3D printing incredibly tiny objects, which can be measured only on an atomic scale.
Of course this may sound like fiction and even a little insane ,however For those unfamiliar with the world of quantum materials, these are materials which are not yet completely understood, even by some of the most advanced scientists. The everyday laws of classical physics cannot explain the almost 'spooky' interactions found within such materials, which can possess incredibly useful magnetic and electronic properties. However The exploratory minds project always seeks to try and offer a relatively reasonable perspective on such things that are not understood in a bigger picture or how the quantum level does have attributes related to the macro. In short we believe the universe and everything in it is 1 thing. there is no separate aspects like space then there's matter. That is an illusion via our perceptions, we claim instead that matter is an extension of the space itself.
These views while in the current climate and time of writing are very different and controversial are often explained in better terms with more details in our videos and articles we recognise that these perspectives are rare in mainstream and so there is much to write about. Offering new perspectives instead of 1 singular view point is far better than using things like a silly big bang theory which never satisfiably backed itself up for decades and never will in many peoples opinion, and while also sounding like a religious miracle, its almost paranormal that it was never slated much earlier in its false acceptance. bear in mind mainstream views the quantum level as almost paranormal too or to quote einstein on quantum entanglement , he described it as 'spooky action at a distance' , but that is only because there is something they are misunderstanding. We breath a sigh of relief though that such things are now being excluded from physics. There is a lot of fragmentation though and heated debate. And so its all the more important to revisit older physics mantras and see how that became just that. a mantra and not a true analysis or scientific discernment.
Ok after all this rant, to bring us back to the matter at hand
Darpa have created an invisibility cloak for sound. This deceivingly simple looking tech could hide objects from sonar although its creation was anything but simple and required some complex math. Engineers from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, claim that unlike other efforts, the acoustic cloaking device works in all three dimensions,no matter which direction a sound is coming from at this structure it will not give a reliable sound bounce back.
This device looks like a layered pyramidal structure and is constructed using plastic plates with a repeating pattern of holes that are stacked on top of one another. Its design means that sound waves can be manipulated by plastic and air.
The cloak alters the sound waves’ trajectory to match what they would look like had they had reflected off a flat surface.
This is due to the sound wavesnot penetrating the pyramid, but they are travelling a shorter distance, which in turn affects the wave's speed. The device then reroutes these slower sound waves to create the impression that both the cloak and anything beneath it are not there.
below is an image of the device .
Bogdan Popa, a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering, shows off the 3D acoustic cloak he helped design and build as a member of Steven Cummer’s laboratory. If you ever wanted to dupe an enemy sonar into thinking their sonar is hitting nothing this new cloaking device is perfect for such need, this is a mathematical marvel of engineering.
Professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke, Steven Cummer, explains on Duke’s website that 'the particular trick we’re performing is hiding an object from sound waves.” “By placing this cloak around an object, the sound waves behave like there is nothing more than a flat surface in their path,'
Accomplishing this nifty trick would be difficult without harnessing the power of metamaterials, which result from combining existing materials in ways that force them to alter their properties and behave unnaturally. The acoustic cloak is essentially just plastic and air cleverly combined, according to Cummer. Once the sound hits the structure, the result of painstaking mathematical calculations by engineers comes into play. It goes as far as fooling the sound as to how far it travels, making it compensate for its surroundings. The deceptively simple design is anything but, the professor explains.
“I promise you that it’s a lot more difficult and interesting than it looks. We put a lot of energy into calculating how sound waves would interact with it. We didn’t come up with this overnight,” Cummer said.
The project was clearly a success for Duke, who tested it on a small cloaked sphere and bounced sounds off of it with a microphone, then doing the same without the device. Prospects for development are, understandably, endless the cloak’s creators believe. The cloak could in future be used to fool enemy sonar, as well as for things like architectural acoustics, to compensate for the conflict between sound and the structural requirements of a building.
But this is not the first time the military has thought of something like this. Of course, the ability to cheaply 3D-print it is a huge bonus, but the concept of using metamaterial, as well as the principle of making sound pass around an object go back some time.
America’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been at it for ages, announcing in 2007 that they’d like to be able to make a whole military vehicle inaudible. In their 2008 defense budget they write that the effort will use directed ultrasound technology to enable the capability to significantly reduce sound emissions from large scale tactical military hardware. Theory predicts that nonlinear effects of high-power acoustic radiation on the atmosphere can cause acoustic energy to dissipate, rather than radiate.
In the geometry relating to infinity articles we arrived at the reasonable take on an energy density in the vacuüm that equates to it being infinitely dense by refering to the cassimir experiment. Weather technology can tap this directly is debatable. But if the theory is true at all this would drive inventors to build technologies to attempt to tap such an energy source giving us clean energy output systems, note when we say over unity, we dont mean breaking the laws of thermodynamics, we mean outwaying the energy and financial input needed by human intervention that the energy equivalent outputs, becuse the source of the output isnt needed to be fed into an open system like this..
So Here we present to you an 'over unity' energy tech from www.segmagnetics.com, over unity basically means more energy is outputted than the energy required to input into any given system. Again conventional thermodynamics would say this is impossible and we agree however the extra energy can come in via the surrounding space.
While the Intricacies of this technology maybe beyond the scope of this article at the time of writing we think its important we share a little and point you in the direction of Professor John R. R. Searle's work for now.
an energy out put result known as the Searl Effect , discovered by John Roy Robert Searl in 1946.
in simple terms, this relates to a method of extracting clean and sustainable electrical energy.
The SEG motor consists of three fixed large rings known as stator that are uniquely magnetized with patterns setup to generate continual motion of similarly magnetized cylindrical rotors. The magnetic rotors or rollers consist of eight segmented components made of the same four layers of the larger concentric materials that make up the stators. These rollers have both freedom of spin and rotation around the stator which generates both mechanical and electrical power.
The SEG is a 'open system' of energy conversion that does not break known thermodynamic laws, these same laws should apply at the quantum level , despite some claiming thermodynamics break's down at the quantum level, The open energy cycle of the SEG enables a function as a primary mover of the rotors and more importantly as an electrical generator that continuously interacts and processes energy from the natural environment or surrounding space.
You might think that if this is extracting energy from the surrounding space there should be some localised effects of the space around the SEG , this is in fact true. The side effects include a halo of negative air ionization, vacuüm by extreme electrical charge, cooling temperatures of both device and the local environment, also gravitational and inertial anomalies under specific conditions. These side effect's have additional practical use in todays world. The cooling effects can be used to keep items that are normaly kept cold via other means.
These side effects are highly important effects that should be measured by any scientific study as it proves directly that there is an energy transference going on that breaks traditional convention of energy technologies we have used over the past years.
Also important is many have claimed over unity in energy technologies and then basically failed to deliver and have nothing more than an illusion of over unity . every trick you could think of has been pulled . battery packs, hidden wires ect. all to get a funding that they take then you hear no more about it. Another problem is some things seem to be backing up claims of active suppression on these technologies as well.
heres an important video for the reader to understand more about the philosphy and drive behind the SEG motor invention.;