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Apr. 18, 2013
New Solar-Cell Coating Could Enable a
Major Boost in Efficiency
David L. Chandler
Throughout decades of research on solar cells, one formula has
been considered an absolute limit to the efficiency of such
devices in converting sunlight into electricity: Called the
Shockley-Queisser efficiency limit, it posits that the ultimate
conversion efficiency can never exceed 34 percent for a single
optimized semiconductor junction.
Now, researchers at MIT have shown that there is a way to blow
past that limit as easily as today's jet fighters zoom through the
sound barrier -- which was also once seen as an ultimate limit.
Their work appears this week in a report in the journal Science,
co-authored by graduate students including Daniel Congreve,
Nicholas Thompson, Eric Hontz and Shane Yost, alumna Jiye Lee '12,
and professors Marc Baldo and Troy Van Voorhis.
The principle behind the barrier-busting technique has been known
theoretically since the 1960s, says Baldo, a professor of
electrical engineering at MIT. But it was a somewhat obscure idea
that nobody had succeeded in putting into practice. The MIT team
was able, for the first time, to perform a successful "proof of
principle" of the idea, which is known as singlet exciton fission.
(An exciton is the excited state of a molecule after absorbing
energy from a photon.)
In a standard photovoltaic (PV) cell, each photon knocks loose
exactly one electron inside the PV material. That loose electron
then can be harnessed through wires to provide an electrical
But in the new technique, each photon can instead knock two
electrons loose. This makes the process much more efficient: In a
standard cell, any excess energy carried by a photon is wasted as
heat, whereas in the new system the extra energy goes into
producing two electrons instead of one.
While others have previously "split" a photon's energy, they have
done so using ultraviolet light, a relatively minor component of
sunlight at Earth's surface. The new work represents the first
time this feat has been accomplished with visible light, laying a
pathway for practical applications in solar PV panels.
This was accomplished using an organic compound called pentacene
in an organic solar cell. While that material's ability to produce
two excitons from one photon had been known, nobody had previously
been able to incorporate it within a PV device that generated more
than one electron per photon.
"Our whole project was directed at showing that this splitting
process was effective," says Baldo, who is also the director of
the Center for Excitonics, sponsored by the U.S. Department of
Energy. "We showed that we could get through that barrier."
The theoretical basis for this work was laid long ago, says
Congreve, but nobody had been able to realize it in a real,
functioning system. "In this system," he says, "everyone knew you
could, they were just waiting for someone to do it."
"This is the landmark event we had all been waiting to see," adds
Richard Friend, the Cavendish Professor of Physics at the
University of Cambridge, who was not involved in this research.
"This is really great research."
Since this was just a first proof of principle, the team has not
yet optimized the energy-conversion efficiency of the system,
which remains less than 2 percent. But ratcheting up that
efficiency through further optimization should be a
straightforward process, the researchers say. "There appears to be
no fundamental barrier," Thompson says.
While today's commercial solar panels typically have an efficiency
of at most 25 percent, a silicon solar cell harnessing singlet
fission should make it feasible to achieve efficiency of more than
30 percent, Baldo says -- a huge leap in a field typically marked
by slow, incremental progress. In solar cell research, he notes,
people are striving "for an increase of a tenth of a percent."
Solar panel efficiencies can also be improved by stacking
different solar cells together, but combining solar cells is
expensive with conventional solar-cell materials. The new
technology instead promises to work as an inexpensive coating on
The work made use of a known material, but the team is now
exploring new materials that might perform the same trick even
better. "The field is working on materials that were chanced
upon," Baldo says -- but now that the principles are better
understood, researchers can begin exploring possible alternatives
in a more systematic way.
Christopher Bardeen, a professor of chemistry at the University of
California at Riverside who was not involved in this research,
calls this work "very important" and says the process used by the
MIT team "represents a first step towards incorporating an exotic
photophysical process (fission) into a real device. This
achievement will help convince workers in the field that this
process has real potential for boosting organic solar cell
efficiencies by 25 percent or more."
The research was performed in the Center for Excitonics and
supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. MIT has filed for a
provisional patent on the technology.
D. N. Congreve, J. Lee, N. J. Thompson, E. Hontz, S. R. Yost, P.
D. Reusswig, M. E. Bahlke, S. Reineke, T. Van Voorhis, M. A.
Baldo. External Quantum Efficiency Above 100% in a
Singlet-Exciton-Fission-Based Organic Photovoltaic Cell. Science,
2013; 340 (6130): 334
April 9, 2013
Urine Mixed With Compost Makes A
Superior Fertilizer, Study Says
Urine mixed with compost makes a superior fertilizer, according to
the results of a study carried out in a farmer’s field outside
Nepal’s capital city.
Human urine is superior to urea, a common nitrogen-rich mineral
fertilizer, according to the results of a study carried out in a
farmer’s field outside Nepal’s capital city.
Researchers who tested the effects of applying different
combinations of urine, compost, and urea on sweet pepper, Capsicum
annuum, found that urine synergizes best with compost. Urine for
the study was sourced from mobile public toilets in the city and
compost prepared from cattle manure.
Results of the study, published in Scientia Horticulturae, showed
that urine-compost mixtures produced the tallest plants and bore
the most fruit.
A “synergistic effect” was attributed to several factors including
reduced nitrogen loss and enhanced availability of organic carbon
in the soil. “Human urine could be a viable alternative to
chemical fertilizers for sustained crop production,” the study
Blending urine with compost minimises the risk of salt
accumulation, said Debendra Shrestha, lead author of the study and
researcher at Tribhuvan University’s Institute of Agriculture and
In Nepal, where collection and use of farmyard manure is common,
farmers apply urine directly to the soil. “We need to start moving
towards the application of urine in combination with compost,”
Shrestha told SciDev.Net.
Surendra Pradhan, post-doctoral fellow at the West Africa office
of the International Water Management Institute, Ghana, has also
tested combinations of urine with poultry manure and with human
feces to address the problem of disposing of sanitary waste.
“Urine alone is not a long-term solution,” explained Pradhan, who
has published several papers on urine as fertilizer. Urine lacks
sufficient organic matter to sustain plant growth for more than a
few years, but provides faster-releasing nutrients that complement
slow-release nutrients from compost, which has a higher content of
organic matter and beneficial microbes, she said.
Pradhan, who is currently developing a business model to make
urine more competitive, said marketing urine and compost mixtures
may be difficult because of cultural factors. “I hardly think
compost and urine can compete with mineral fertilizer.”
Apart from farmers being reluctant to handle their own urine,
commercially available mineral fertilizers often have the
advantage of being subsidized by the government, Pradhan told
Use of compost supplemented human
urine in sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) production
Human urine, rich in plant nutrients, is a readily available
fertilizer but limited information is available about the best use
of human urine in crop production. A field experiment was carried
out in Kathmandu, Nepal during the year 2011 to evaluate the
fertilizer value of human urine in different combination and
compare the value with compost, urea and their combinations based
on plant performance. The experiment was laid out in Randomized
complete block design (RCBD) consisting of eight treatments with
three replications. Each treatment was fixed to a supply of 100 kg
N ha-1. California Wonder, a popular open pollinated sweet pepper
(Capsicum annuum L.) variety was selected as an experimental crop.
The highest plant height (54.7 cm), number of fruits per plant
(9.1), and fruit yield per plant (553.9 g plant-1) were recorded
with the plants fertilized with human urine in combination with
compost. Human urine supplemented with 50 kg PK ha-1 gave highest
fruit weight (67.2 g) and fruit diameter (5.5 cm). Plants
fertilized with the combination of human urine and compost showed
better growth and yield compared to the application of fertilizer
sources alone. The results indicated that the human urine performs
better when used in combination with compost, and can be used as a
promising fertilizer source in sweet pepper production.
We evaluated the fertilizer value of human urine on sweet pepper
production. ? Fruit weight was higher with human urine
supplemented with 50 kg PK ha-1. ? Combination of human urine and
compost showed better growth and yield.
April 10, 2013
Meditation Allows Brain To Control
Body Temperature, Say Scientists
Scientists report that the meditating brain can control core body
temperature, a finding that could help in boosting immunity to
fight infectious diseases or immunodeficiency.
AsianScientist (Apr. 10, 2013) - Scientists report that the
meditating brain can control core body temperature, a finding that
could help in boosting immunity to fight infectious diseases or
A team of researchers led by Associate Professor Maria Kozhevnikov
from the Department of Psychology at the National University of
Singapore (NUS) studied Tibetan nuns practising a form of
meditation known as g-tummo.
G-tummo meditation is believed by adherents to control “inner
energy”. Tibetan practitioners consider g-tummo meditation as one
of the most sacred spiritual practices in the region and
monasteries maintaining g-tummo traditions are very rare, mostly
located in the remote areas of eastern Tibet.
The scientists observed a unique ceremony in Tibet, where
meditating nuns were able to raise their core body temperature and
dry up wet sheets wrapped around their bodies in the cold
Himalayan weather of minus 25 degree Celsius.
While g-tummo meditation practitioners have been studied before,
previous results showed only increases in peripheral body
temperature in the fingers and toes. Now, publishing in the
journal PLOS ONE, the researchers document reliable core body
temperature increases in the meditating Tibetan nuns.
Using electroencephalography (EEG) recordings and temperature
measures, the team observed increases in core body temperature up
to 38.3 degree Celsius. A second study was conducted with Western
participants who used a breathing technique of the g-tummo
meditative practice and they were also able to increase their core
body temperature, within limits.
The findings from the study showed that specific aspects of the
meditation techniques could be used by non-meditation
practitioners to regulate their body temperature through breathing
and mental imagery. The techniques could potentially allow
practitioners to adapt to and function in cold environments,
improve resistance to infections, boost cognitive performance by
speeding up response time and reduce performance problems
associated with decreased body temperature.
The two aspects of g-tummo meditation that lead to temperature
increases were “vase breath” and concentrative visualization.
“Vase breath” is a specific breathing technique that causes
thermogenesis, the process of heat production. Concentrative
visualization involves focusing on a mental imagery of flames
along the spinal cord in order to prevent heat losses. Both
techniques work in conjunction leading to elevated temperatures up
to the moderate fever zone.
Assoc. Prof. Kozhevnikov explained, “Practicing vase breathing
alone is a safe technique to regulate core body temperature in a
normal range. The participants whom I taught this technique to
were able to elevate their body temperature, within limits, and
reported feeling more energised and focused. With further
research, non-Tibetan meditators could use vase breathing to
improve their health and regulate cognitive performance.”
The article can be found at: Kozhevnikov et al. (2013)
Neurocognitive and Somatic Components of Temperature Increases
during g-Tummo Meditation: Legend and Reality.
March 29, 2013
Neurocognitive and Somatic Components
of Temperature Increases during g-Tummo Meditation:
Legend and Reality
Maria Kozhevnikov, James Elliott, Jennifer Shephard, Klaus
Stories of g-tummo meditators mysteriously able to dry wet sheets
wrapped around their naked bodies during a frigid Himalayan
ceremony have intrigued scholars and laypersons alike for a
century. Study 1 was conducted in remote monasteries of eastern
Tibet with expert meditators performing g-tummo practices while
their axillary temperature and electroencephalographic (EEG)
activity were measured. Study 2 was conducted with Western
participants (a non-meditator control group) instructed to use the
somatic component of the g-tummo practice (vase breathing) without
utilization of meditative visualization. Reliable increases in
axillary temperature from normal to slight or moderate fever zone
(up to 38.3°C) were observed among meditators only during the
Forceful Breath type of g-tummo meditation accompanied by
increases in alpha, beta, and gamma power. The magnitude of the
temperature increases significantly correlated with the increases
in alpha power during Forceful Breath meditation. The findings
indicate that there are two factors affecting temperature
increase. The first is the somatic component which causes
thermogenesis, while the second is the neurocognitive component
(meditative visualization) that aids in sustaining temperature
increases for longer periods. Without meditative visualization,
both meditators and non-meditators were capable of using the
Forceful Breath vase breathing only for a limited time, resulting
in limited temperature increases in the range of normal body
temperature. Overall, the results suggest that specific aspects of
the g-tummo technique might help non-meditators learn how to
regulate their body temperature, which has implications for
improving health and regulating cognitive performance.
Citation: Kozhevnikov M, Elliott J, Shephard J, Gramann K (2013)
Neurocognitive and Somatic Components of Temperature Increases
during g-Tummo Meditation: Legend and Reality. PLoS ONE 8(3):
Editor: Andrej A. Romanovsky, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical
Center, United States of America
March 29, 2013
September 9, 2010
Technique for Faster Wound Healing
Cooperation of Russian biologists and physicists resulted in a new
method for better and faster healing of wounds. Healing wounds is
a slow and complicated process.
Traditional drug treatment is often not effective enough, that is
why researchers keep improving existing methods and inventing new
techniques for helping people. Russian physicists developed
hollow-cathode lamps, with emit low-intensity radiation.
Emission spectrum of such lamps consists of thin lines, typical
for atomic and ionic spectra of elements, from which a cathode was
Researchers found out that radiation from lamps with cathode made
of magnesium and copper, stimulated migration of mentioned
elements in an organism and cured inflammation.
Tests on laboratory rats showed that irradiation with these lamps
helped cuts heal faster.
Lamps also promoted faster skin structure recovery, including
sebaceous glands and hair follicles. Scientists think that
irradiation with these lamps promoted natural immunity,
accelerated recovery of deep skin layers and stimulated wound
Mechanisms of this process are still not clear, however,
researchers believe that metals form complexes with enzymes
metalloproteinases, known to affect healing of wounds.
April 10, 2013
Study finds copper reduces 58 percent
of healthcare-acquired infections
Antimicrobial Copper surfaces in hospital rooms can reduce the
number of healthcare-acquired infections by 58 percent.
New research has revealed that the use of Antimicrobial Copper
surfaces in hospital rooms can reduce the number of
healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) by 58% as compared to
patients treated in Intensive Care Units with non-copper touch
surfaces. In the United States, 1 out of every 20 hospital
patients develops an HAI, resulting in an estimated 100,000 deaths
per year. Although numerous strategies have been developed to
decrease these infections, Antimicrobial Copper is the only
strategy that works continuously, has been scientifically proven
to be effective and doesn't depend on human behavior, according to
a recently published study in the SHEA Journal of Infection
Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
"The implications of this study are critical," said Dr. Harold
Michels, Senior Vice President of the Copper Development
Association (CDA). "Until now, the only attempts to reduce HAIs
have required hand hygiene, increased cleaning and patient
screening, which don't necessarily stop the growth of these
bacteria the way copper alloy surfaces do. We now know that copper
is the game-changer: it has the potential to save lives."
Intensive Care Units See the Benefit of Copper Alloys
The study, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, was conducted
in the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) of three major hospitals: The
Medical University of South Carolina, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center in New York City and the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans
Affairs Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina. To determine
the impact of copper alloy surfaces on the rate of HAIs,
copper-surfaced objects were placed in each ICU, where patients
are at higher risk due to the severity of their illnesses,
invasive procedures and frequent interaction with healthcare
workers. Patients were randomly placed in available rooms with or
without copper alloy surfaces, and the rates of HAIs were
compared. A total of 650 patients and 16 rooms (8 copper and 8
standard) were studied between July 12, 2010 and June 14, 2011.
Results of this study, that appeared last July in the Journal of
Clinical Microbiology, found that Antimicrobial Copper can
continuously kill 83% of bacteria that cause HAIs within two
hours, including strands resistant to antibiotics. The study
compared copper to equivalent non-copper touch surfaces during
active patient care between routine cleaning and sanitizing.
"Copper alloy surfaces offer an alternative way to reduce the
increasing number of HAIs, without having to worry about changing
healthcare worker behavior," said Dr. Michael Schmidt, Vice
Chairman of Microbiology and Immunology at the Medical University
of South Carolina and one of the authors of the study. "Because
the antimicrobial effect is a continuous property of copper, the
regrowth of deadly bacteria is significantly less on these
surfaces, making a safer environment for hospital patients."
In study results, 46 patients developed an HAI, while 26 patients
became colonized with MRSA or VRE. Overall, the proportion of
patients who developed an HAI was significantly lower among those
assigned to intensive care rooms with objects fabricated using
copper alloys. There are currently hundreds of Antimicrobial
Copper healthcare-related products available today, including IV
poles, stretchers, tray tables and door hardware.
This study was so successful that an interdisciplinary team from
UCLA began replicating this research in July 2012. The team is
testing ICUs with Antimicrobial Copper at Ronald Reagan UCLA
Future Riot Shields Will Suffocate
Protestors with Low Frequency Speakers
It's not the first crowd control tool to use sound waves, but
Raytheon's patent for a new type of riot shield that produces low
frequency sound waves to disrupt the respiratory tract and hinder
breathing, sounds a little scary.
Crowd control tools like the LRAD Sound Cannon emit bursts of loud
and annoying sounds that can induce headaches and nausea. But
Raytheon's non-lethal pressure shield creates a pulsed pressure
wave that resonates the upper respiratory tract of a human,
hindering breathing and eventually incapacitating the target. The
patent points out that the sound waves being generated are
actually not that powerful, so while protestors might collapse
from a lack of oxygen reaching their brains, their eardrums won't
be damaged in the process. Phew!
And like Roman soldiers joining their shields to form a large
impenetrable wall, these new riot shields can actually be
networked together to form a larger acoustical horn, vastly
improving their range, power, and effectiveness. There's no word
on what the long-term medical implications might be if you find
yourself on the wrong side of one of these shields. But I imagine
the unpleasant experience is not unlike being force choked from
afar by Darth Vader.
CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
MAN-PORTABLE NON-LETHAL PRESSURE SHIELD
 This application claims benefit of priority under 35 U.S.C.
120 as a continuation-in-part of co-pending U.S. application Ser.
No. 12/732,057 entitled "Pressure and frequency modulated
non-lethal acoustic weapon" filed on Mar. 25, 2010 the entire
contents of which are incorporated by reference.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
 1. Field of the Invention
 This invention relates to non-lethal weapons and more
particularly to a man-portable non-lethal pressure shield that
provides both a physical shield and a pressure barrier useful for
crowd control. The pressure shields may be operated independently
or coordinated via wireless networking to greater effect.
 2. Description of the Related Art
 "Since the early 1990s there has been an increasing
interest-mainly in the U.S.-in so-called non-lethal weapons (NLW)
which are intended to disable equipment or personnel while
avoiding or minimizing permanent and severe damage to humans. NLW
are thought to provide new, additional options to apply military
force under post-Cold War conditions, but they may also be used in
a police context. Whereas some foresee a military revolution and
"war without death," most others predict or prescribe that NLW
would just augment lethal weapons, arguing that in actual war both
types would be used in sequence or in parallel. However, there may
be situations other than war when having more options of applying
force below the threshold of killing could help to prevent or
reduce deaths, e.g. in a police context (riots, hostage-taking) or
in peace-keeping operations. A range of diverse technologies has
been mentioned, among them lasers for blinding, high-power
microwave pulses, caustic chemicals, microbes, glus, lubricants,
and computer viruses." (Jurgen Altmann, "Acoustic Weapons-A
Prospective Assessment, Science & Global Security: Volume 9,
pp 165-234, 2001) Altman provides an analysis of acoutic weapons,
with an emphasis on low-frequency sound, and particularly the
effects on humans. Such weapons have been said to cause
disorientation, nausea and pain without lasting effects. However,
the possibility of serious organ damange and even death exists.
 U.S. Pat. No. 5,973,999 to John T. Naff entitled
"Acoustic Cannon" discloses an acoustic cannon having a
plurality of acoustic sources with output ends symmetrically
arranged in a planar array about a central point. Pressure pulses
are generated in each acoustic source at substantially the same
time. The pressure pulses exit the output ends as sonic pulses.
Interaction of the sonic pulses generates a Mach disk, a
non-linear shock wave that travels along an axis perpendicular to
the planar array with limited radial diffusion. The Mach disk
retains the intensity of the sonic pulses for a time and a
distance significantly longer than that achievable from a single
sonic source. The acoustic cannon is useful as a non-lethal weapon
to disperse crowds or disable a hostile target. As graphically
illustrated in FIG. 8, a sonic generator having a mass equivalent
to the "total charge mass" equivalency of trinitrotoluene (TNT) is
capable of producing a shock pulse effective to cause
disorientation and debilitation, without permanent injury, over
distances of from less than 10 meters to in excess of 100 meters.
As illustrated in FIG. 7, attenuation increases as the frequency
increases such that the maximum dominant frequency of the sonic
pulses is preferably less than about 7 kHz, and more preferably,
less than about 5 kHz. The sound intensity is selected to provide
a desired effect to the biological target, dependent on the
application. The FIG. 8 distances were computed based on a single
sonic source and do not include the n<2/3 >factor that is
obtained using multiple sources. As such, FIG. 8 illustrates the
minimum over-pressure values at a given range for different values
of the source strength (energy). Incorporation of the n<2/3
>factor for multiple sources substantially increases the
effective range for a given over-pressure level.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
 The following is a summary of the invention in order to
provide a basic understanding of some aspects of the invention.
This summary is not intended to identify key or critical elements
of the invention or to delineate the scope of the invention. Its
sole purpose is to present some concepts of the invention in a
simplified form as a prelude to the more detailed description and
the defining claims that are presented later.
 The present invention describes a man-portable non-lethal
pressure shield that provides both a physical as well as pressure
 In an embodiment, a man-portable non-lethal pressure shield
comprises a physical shell having operator-facing and
target-facing sides. A folded acoustic horn is formed within and
suitably integrally with the physical shell. The horn has a
pressure input port (throat) near the bottom of the shield on the
operator-facing side and an acoustic aperture (mouth) on the
target-facing side. One or more sonic pulse generators are mounted
within the physical shell on the operator-facing side of the horn.
Each sonic pulse generator is configured to generate discrete
acoustic pulses that are coupled to the pressure input port,
travel around the folded acoustic horn and are emitted from the
acoustic aperture as a pulsed pressure beam that approximates a
plane wave to produce a pressure barrier. The horn converts the
large pressure variations produced by the pulse generator over a
small displacement area at the input port to lower pressure
variations over the larger displacement area of the output
aperture. The aperture may be fitted with an extension pipe to
control the directivity of the plane wave. A controller executes a
firing solution to cause each sonic pulse generator to generate a
shot including a burst of multiple pulses at a repetition rate
that is coupled to the pressure input port, through the folded
acoustic horn and out of the acoustic aperture. The repetition
rate is suitably fixed for a given shot but may be varied from
shot-to-shot. An operator interface is coupled to the controller
responsive to operator input to trigger a shot
MEANS THAT HAS HELIO- AND GEOMAGNETIC-PROTECTOR
Inventor(s): TROFIMOV ALEKSANDR VASIL EVICH ,
Classification: - international: A61K33/00
SUBSTANCE: invention is applicable for reducing and preventing
functional disorders in human organism, exposed to helio- and
geomagnetic factors, as follows: solar flares causing "solar wind"
(streams of solar protons, neutrons, and other high-energy
particles of solar origin), "geomagnetic storm" (geoamagnetic
field distortions, manifested in sequential fluctuations of its
induction). The means represents drinking water or soft drink
subjected to at least five-hour exposition in non-magnetic vessel,
placed into work chamber of screening device, providing at least
300-time attenuation of geomagnetic field total vector, compared
with background. ^
EFFECT: increased efficacy, lowered negative side-effects,
organism protection from exposure to solar protons, neutrons, and
other particles of solar origin, prolonged usability period.
May 26, 2013
Researcher teleports with a kitten
Researchers can now use a special beam of light called a
Schrödinger kitten for teleportation. The method can eventually
lead to quantum computers and to communication which is secure
If you have read about quantum physics, you've probably also
bumped into Schrödinger's cat. This wondrous animal is both alive
and dead at the same time, just until you start looking at it.
That is how the laws of quantum mechanics are. Objects can be in
two states simultaneously. Not until you perform a measurement and
thereby disturb the system does it choose sides - the cat will
then be revealed as being either dead or alive.
Schrödinger's cat is just a gedankenexperiment, designed to
highlight the mysterious and counter-intuitive consequences of
quantum mechanics. Jonas Neergaard-Nielsen, who is a postdoc at
DTU Physics, also didn't experiment with a cat, but rather with
Kittens are light waves
However, no animals were harmed during the experiment which took
place at Japan's National Institute of Information and
Communication Technology (NICT) in Tokyo. Instead of cats, the
researchers used beams of light. The experiment has just been
described in the scientific journal Nature Photonics.
The discovery makes it possible in the long term to construct an
optical quantum computer that can perform certain kinds of
calculation much faster than existing computers.
"We start by melting together two light waves, which are out of
phase. Then we have a wave swinging up-down-up-down that is
superposed with a wave swinging down-up-down-up," says Jonas
Physicists call such a light beam Schrödinger's kitten - a small
Schrödinger's cat. It can be said to straddle the border between
microscopic and macroscopic objects.
Teleportation of information
The experiment in Tokyo went far beyond that, because the
researchers wanted to find out whether such a kitten can be used
for teleportation. It turns out it can.
"We take a kitten and split it, and then we use one of the two
parts to measure an input light beam which we would like to
teleport. And then we do it."
We start by melting together two light waves, which are out of
phase. Then we have a wave swinging up-down-up-down that is
superposed with a wave swinging down-up-down-up.
That probably requires a bit of explanation, which Jonas
Neergaard-Nielsen is happy to take a shot at.
"We take a light beam and send it through a half transparent
mirror. Then it splits in two, and those two beams are entangled.
It's a kind of bond between them - they are in the same state. It
means that if you do something to one of them, you will
immediately influence the behaviour of the other one."
"Taking advantage of this quantum mechanical phenomenon,
entanglement, we can transfer information from one place to
another by quantum teleportation."
It sounds very exotic and science fiction-like that the
researchers are having fun with teleporting from one end of the
lab to the other, but Jonas Neergaard-Nielsen immediately points
out that it is not the kind of teleportation known from Star Trek,
where things and people are moved from place to place. It is only
information that can be teleported.
The goal is quantum computers
Apart from gaining knowledge about the most fundamental workings
of the world, the aim of quantum scientists is to develop
technologies for the computers and communication networks of the
The researchers behind the new result therefore also hope that the
result eventually can lead to secure quantum communication across
In the even longer term it may become possible to construct an
optical quantum computer that can perform certain kinds of
calculations much faster than existing computers.
"You can make a computer based on a quantum logic where quantum
bits are encoded into these wave states. In order to be able to
perform calculations on quantum bits, you need to be able to
teleport - and we show how to do that," concludes Jonas
Sure... And one day soon, the
Merovingian Dynasty will rise again ! And then, everyone
will speak French !
October 17, 2012
Future airplanes might be furry
Fur, feathers and other outgrowths augment motion,
according to Swedish scientists.
Hair and feathers do more than keep animals warm and cozy.
Scientists have studied ways that hair and tails work together in
a stream of air or water as animals move. Such outgrowths provide
a lot of help in reducing the energy a creature in forward motion
needs to use.
Flapping and fluttering
It’s a matter of fluttering, according to Shervin Bagheri. He
works with a team of scientists at Sweden’s Royal Institute of
Technology (KTH) and the University of Genoa in Italy.
In a current of water or air an elastic structure on the rear of a
body will start flapping – much like a flag on a flagpole – on
average in the direction of the flow.
But this is only so if the tail or hair is of a certain length. If
the outgrowth is shorter it flaps or flutters at an angle of 20 to
40 degrees to the left or right.
This puts a lateral force on the body. It means the body, hull or
fuselage can move sideways without much exertion or use of energy.
The phenomenon can also be used to create more lift without
increasing drag, according to a press release from KTH.
Researcher Shervin Bagheri says much more work needs to be done
before we’ll be seeing any aircraft with fur or feathers.
The scientists think their discoveries could be used in future
aircraft and boats.
“A consequence could be flexible structures on aircraft, although
a lot of research remains to be done,” says Bagheri.
At least it’s feasible that some sort of simulated fur or tail
could make our means of transportation perform at least as well as
now using less fuel or power.
December 5, 2011
Soapy beads offer cheap energy
Indian scientists have come up with a cheap way of storing the
sun's heat and then releasing it slowly through the night.
Many regions have hot days but freezing nights, and the aim is to
keep houses warm without needing to burn wood or fossil fuels.
Mechanical engineer Meenakshi Reddy of Sri Venkateswara College of
Engineering and Technology in Andra Pradesh based his invention on
phase change materials (PCM), which, without taking up much room,
can store a large amount of heat in the form of latent heat. Heat
is absorbed when PCMs melt, and released when they freeze.
Reddy's material is a simple mixture of paraffin wax - which melts
at about 37 Celsius - and stearic acid, a fat commonly used to
make soap. When warmed by the sun, it becomes entirely liquid, and
as it solidifies it slowly releases the stored heat.
The process is similar to the phase changing heating on which
PCM-based hand-warmers are based. However, while these need to be
boiled in a pan or heated in a microwave oven to absorb latent
heat, Reddy's material just needs the warmth of the sun.
His team's tested spherical capsules 38 millimetres in diameter
containing a blend of paraffin and stearic acid, which can be
floated on the top of water in a tank.
Reddy's found that the overall heating efficiency of the mixture
holds up with relatively low levels of paraffin wax; and stearic
acid's a lot cheaper and more readily available in India than
paraffin wax, keeping the price of the mixture down.
June 15, 2009
Wilhelm Reich: The orgone energy field
of rotating bodies pulsates
At approximately 4 p.m. (in the presence of Ernst Kalmus, who is
going to build the apparatus) I noticed the following disturbing
For test purposes, we placed a wooden sphere on a vertical shaft
which rotated, together with the sphere, at a speed of one
rotation every 6 seconds. I held a square piece of copper, then
tin, which was hanging on a silk thread about 1 cm away from the
equator of the rotating sphere. The piece of metal began to
oscillate toward and away from the sphere. If the rotation was
stopped, the swinging motion stopped. When the rotation was
started again, the swinging motion started up once more. There was
no swinging motion at the "south pole" of the rotating wooden
sphere. From the equator to the north pole the swinging seemed to
decrease in intensity (amplitude), but not in the number of
swings. To my amazement, when several measurements were carried
out with the stopwatch, the number of swings was about 64 per
minute -- i.e., exactly the number that had been observed several
days previously (on the rigid system).
The swinging motion was regular, but in air currents it was
irregular. There was a not very clear trend for the [piece of
metal] to be deflected in the direction of rotation. There can be
no doubt about the action of the rotation of the orgone field.
If it should also be verified in a vacuum, after eliminating all
the obscuring conditions, this phenomenon would have the following
1. The orgone energy field of rotating bodies pulsates.
2. Bodies in a rotating orgone field start to swing, a motion
which is made up of attraction and repulsion.
3. The amplitude varies; the number of swings is constant at 64.
4. Corresponding to 1, can orgone energy be drawn from the air and
directly converted into mechanical energy?
1947-08-14: Wilhelm Reich: I have simply transformed orgone
into electrical energy. The impulse is a simple electromagnetic
5-6 a.m. It is beginning to become clear to me that the reaction
in the impulse counter has nothing to do with the mechanics of
cosmic rays. It is new:
Orgone is capable of turning a wheel if a counter tube or similar
instrument is so excited that an electromagnetic wheel rotates. It
seems important that the electrons "excite" the orgone in the
tube. It remains to be discovered whether the electrons or the
orgone itself is the motor force.
I have simply transformed orgone into electrical energy. The
impulse is a simple electromagnetic system.
9 a.m. Proof for orgone = motor force.
I killed the reaction by completely uncovering the counter tube.
Reaction 0. As soon as the counter tube is placed in the
accumulator or metal housing, the motor on the counter starts to
Tasks for orgone motor.
1. Does the orgone motor also work outside the metal-lined room,
[Reich refers to a room in the laboratory at Orgonon which was
lined with metal as an accumulator.] with accumulator in the open
air or in an orgone-free room?
2. What types of electromagnetic apparatus are caused to move?
3. How much can be eliminated from the structure of the
Geiger-Muller without destroying the principle?
4. What are the conditions for obtaining a patent if a
Geiger-Muller counter tube is used?
5. Can the motor force be increased, and how?
I intended to send Washington to an electrophysicist in Boston but
gave up the plan because I do not want to experience the animosity
I must go back into seclusion where I can think and breathe
freely. I can manage this by myself - just as I've managed
No one ever helped me.
Wilhelm Reich: Myron Sharaf on the orgone
motor and 1948 (from "Fury on Earth")
One of Reich's chief preoccupations during the summer of 1948 was
the orgone energy motor.* (*Reich never published the design for
the orgone energy motor and I no longer remember the details of
the experimental set-up or its operation. I do recall that it
involved the use of an accumulator attached to a wheel;
concentrated orgone energy was triggered by a small amount of
electricity, an amount insufficient to rotate the wheel without
the accumulator. I also recall that when the wheel was rotated
entirely by electricity, it had a steady grinding motion. When
powered by the combination of orgonotic and electrical energy, it
ran smoothly and quietly; but its speed varied depending upon the
weather -- more rapidly on dry, clear days, more slowly when the
humidity was high. During this summer, Reich was extremely excited
about the motor and envisioned its industrial applications. He
also expressed considerable concern that the "secret" of the motor
might be stolen, which may have contributed to his reluctance to
publish the details.) During the following summer, these fears
were heightened when an assistant, William Washington, who had
been working on the motor, did not appear at Orgonon as scheduled.
I had met Bill, who was black, in the fall of 1944 at the
University of Chicago, where we were both freshmen. He was
especially interested in mathematics and physics, but had a
wide/ranging knowledge in many realms. Although he talked
extremely little, he always followed with slight nonverbal motions
very carefully what others said. He seemed to me extremely
intelligent and I attributed his taciturnity to his being very
short. He appeared to be enthusiastic about Reich's work when I
introduced him to it.
In 1947, Reich was looking for an assistant to help him in
mathematical and experimental work. Bill started working with him
in the summer of that year, concentrating on mathematics. The
following summer Bill did more laboratory work and had the
particular responsibility of helping Reich develop the orgone
energy motor. When he left Orgonon in the fall of 1948, he took
the motor set/up with him in order to work on further refinements.
He was supposed to return to Orgonon in early summer 1949, but he
did not appear, nor was there any word from him. By August, Reich
was extremely concerned about Bill and the motor.
During this time we checked out various stories Bill had told us
about his previous employment, for example, that he had once
worked at the National Argonne Laboratories *a division of the
Atomic Energy Commission(. None of these stories proved true.
Nobody ever discovered what happened to Washington or the motor,
but Reich was able to speak with him on the telephone late in the
summer of 1949. He sounded quite hesitant in his speech -- a
hesitation Reich construed to mean that he was not free to speak.
At one point, Reich asked if he was being coerced. Washington
answered, "In a way," but did not elaborate. It was my impression
that Washington was happy to grab at any straw to get him off the
hook of being, for whatever personal reasons, unable to finish the
assigned job. However, Reich did not choose that mundane
explanation. He provided Washington with the suggestion that he
was being externally coerced -- by the Atomic Energy Commission,
the Communists, or someone. Washington's answer was just enough to
keep Reich's idea alive, although he also entertained the
possibility that Bill was simply sick or sociopathic.
Pages 354 and 355 of "Fury on Earth - a Biography of Wilhelm
Reich" - written by Myron Sharaf.
"Utilizing orgonotic pulses to set a
spinner-type motor into rotary motion
My attention was first called to this basic difference between p
and w in 1935 when I measured and photographed bio-energy at the
skin surface. It was not until 1948 that I understood the inner
functional interrelation between pulses and waves in the orgonotic
system. This was made possible by utilizing orgonotic pulses in
setting a spinner type of motor into rotary motion. (Communication
in Orgone Energy Bulletin 1, 1949, pp.10-11.)
September 10, 2012
Scientists reinvent light
A new method enables scientists to create large,
inexpensive and flexible surfaces that can emit light in the
same way as an OLED TV screen. This could result in luminous
clothes, glowing wallpaper and even radiant cereal packets.
Scientists have come up with a method for creating light-emitting
surfaces using method that’s similar to the one used for printing
newspapers. The picture shows flexible light sheets fabricated
using the so-called roll-to-roll coating method.
Genesis 1:3 – And God said, "let there be light,” and there was
Now Nordic scientists are invading God’s turf by reinventing
Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU),
together with Swedish colleagues, have devised a new and simple
method for creating luminous surfaces with LECs (Light-emitting
The new surfaces are flexible, inexpensive and can be produced in
This could revolutionise the future and give light in places we
would normally never have thought possible.
“What’s new about our invention is that we can fabricate
light-emitting devices using roll-to-roll coating methods, which
are similar to the way newspapers are produced,” says Henrik Friis
Dam, a PhD student at DTU Energy Conversion, who together with
Swedish colleagues invented the new method.
“This makes the production of large light-emitting surfaces
cheaper than could ever be achieved with e.g. OLED, which is used
in some types of TV screens.”
The invention has been published in the journal Nature
LEC can make clothes glow
Due to its low production costs and its potentially unlimited
size, surfaces with LEC can be used for rethinking the use of
OLEDs are a variant of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), in which the
top layer is a thin organic layer consisting of compounds of
carbon, rather than an actual diode (pictured). This means that
OLEDs can be made much thinner than is possible with LED. LED was
introduced in TVs in 2009, but TV manufacturers have already
started working on the next generation of displays with OLED,
which provide a significantly improved viewer experience on a
The researchers reckon that LECs can for instance be used to make
glowing wallpaper and radiant traffic signs.
It’s also conceivable that LECs can be used for making luminous
clothing or to light up the inside of e.g. cereal packets,
enabling people to see the contents in the dark.
“With LEC, we can create completely new kinds of indoor and
outdoor lighting. It’s also cheap and environmentally friendly to
manufacture,” says Dam.
LEC overtakes OLED on the inside
It’s long been hoped that the size of OLEDs (Organic Light
Emitting Diodes) could be scaled up from television size to
something much bigger.
There has been no shortage of attempts to do so, but so far all
attempts have failed. The problem with OLEDs is that they are
costly and difficult to fabricate.
The materials used for producing OLEDs are sensitive to substances
such as air and water, which is why OLEDs invariably depend on the
use of one or more time- and energy-consuming process steps under
The OLEDs also depend on an extremely controlled and uniform
thickness to function.
Against this background, it is natural to replace OLED with
something new and less sensitive, say the researchers.
LEC can replace OLED
Unlike OLEDs, LECs are notably less sensitive to thickness, oxygen
and water. This means that LECs can be produced relatively easily
and cheaply using the same technique used for printing newspapers
– the so-called roll-to-roll coating method.
“With the roll-to-roll method, a liquid runs out of a crack down
on the material you want to print it on.
This could for instance be a transparent plastic sheet,” says Dam.
“Since LEC screens don’t depend on the thickness in the same way
as OLEDs do, much less precision is required in the manufacturing
Successful trials, but some way yet to go
The researchers have already put their new method to the test, and
they have succeeded in creating luminous plastic.
However, with a pixel size of 2 x 2 mm and a unit size of 1 x 4
cm, we shouldn’t expect to see glowing wallpaper in the immediate
”I admit that our efficiency is not yet ideal. My Swedish
colleagues are continuing to improve the resolution, size and
efficiency, but we’ve shown that it’s possible.
“LEC will be replacing OLED in future applications where size and
price are important parameters – maybe as early as five to ten
years from now,” says Dam.