Dr. Ning Li’s “Taming Gravity”
“Taming Gravity” or ‘Ning Li Gravity’ (‘Ning Li Gravity’ is a very popular search key word for Dr. Ning Li’s research) is a very interesting article from Popular Mechanics on a Dr. Ning Li and her A/C Gravity. It was published back in the October 1999 issue and I’m not aware of any current follow-up on it so take it for what it’s worth.
However, it does seem to indicate that we’ve known some pretty far out stuff for a long
Bose Einstein Condensate
time already, the principle behind her work having been around since the 1920’s. It was discovered by an East Indian Physicist named Dr. Bose and called Bose-Einstein Condensate because of Einstein’s influence on getting it published.
The “Taming Gravity” article indicates that we are finally capable of getting to some amazing technology, stuff that the public laughed and scoffed at if not made it downright dangerous to even talk about not long ago; either that or Dr. Ning Li is one courageous individual for starting on this technology today.
The basic premise behind her research is that it may be possible to make a kind of gravity field by getting many atoms to spin coherently so that their individual tiny gravities combine like photons to make a laser beam only this beam would be a beam of gravity instead of a beam of light.
Because this ‘Ning Li Gravity’ would be made in a 1″ thick, 12″ diameter graphite HTSD (High Temperature Super Conducting Disk) the gravity beam would move in one direction through the disk; i.e., on one side of the disk the gravity beam would move toward the disk and on the other side of the disk the gravity beam would move a way from the disk. Because of this flow of both toward the disk and away from the disk the term “A/C Gravity” was coined to describe it.
Dr. Ning Li’s first idea for applying her A/C Gravity is to use this gravity field to keep micro meteors from breaching the hull of space stations.
However, I can hardly imagine that anyone reading this article cannot see the real implications of her pursuit. To think that Dr. Ning Li herself only sees in her research the anemic application of a safety shield for space stations and not the OBVIOUS implication to interplanetary and interstellar travel would be to have to call Einstein stupid and that probably isn’t desirable.
Before I read “Taming Gravity” or ‘Ning li Gravity’ I was thinking that it may be anywhere from 300 to 1000 years before we even get to the principle involved in (the possibility of) mastering gravity let alone to actually taming gravity.
Now I’m thinking that it shouldn’t be more than 300 years before we establish Official Contact with civilizations on other worlds.
It’s quite remarkable what the difference is between knowing how something works as compared to not knowing how something works. Actually it’s kind of ‘astronomically’ mind boggling what the difference is. One second you’re groveling around in absolute ignorance not even aware of let alone entertaining the possibility of something. The next moment you’re “Walking on Water” with the best of them, simply because someone pointed out to you “HOW TO” do it.
So, I hope Dr. Ning Li is safe now and that she is really our official breakthrough to this amazing technology.
I hope the reason that we haven’t heard any follow-up on her is because she has just meet with a little more technical difficulty then she foresaw and that it’s not a sign of how much some “Official” (or un-official Black Box-Budget) organizations may need some updating if not major upgrading themselves on how to appreciate such a break through in technology.
In any case, this is one of those articles for me that I can’t escape from its real implications and therefore inspirations. It has fast becoming a major part of my repertoire of references. You’ll find it posted on my blog roll and in a number of posts.
Do also expect to see it on many of my future rantings as a reference for supporting my own ideas on what I think our world is getting to today.
In the mean time I hope as many people as possible read this inspiring article and I’d be disappointed not hearing what your thoughts are on this amazing subject.
Are We Alone?
It’s just one of those articles and subjects that peaks one’s amazement bone and sends us off on all those childhood fantasies that Hollywood special effects has learned to capitalizes on making us still wonder as adults:
“Are We Alone?”
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