The Electric Warrior : News March 26, 2002

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*** NASA's breakthrough physics project investigates an
extraordinary claim about gravity ***

(The Electric Warrior) - According to a report by the Los
Angeles Times, NASA is about to take possession of a custom built
anti-gravity device, built to the specifications of a
controversial Russian physicist, Evgeny Podkletnov.

The machine was built by Superconductive Components, Inc.
(SCI), a company that specializes in the kind of high-tech
materials science that Podkletnov insists holds the secret to
successfully duplicating his 1992 anti-gravity experiments.

SCI told the LA Times they were not gravity experts, and so
were not even sure if the gravity-shielding device would
actually work. They simply built the machine to agreed upon

Podkletnov's research was so outlandish that he lost his
university job in Finland when he refused to provide complete
disclosure of his scientific research. Podkletnov was worried
that he would not be given proper credit for his findings.

The Russian physicist has continued to assert that his gravity-
shielding effect only occurs under precise conditions, and
NASA's Breakthrough Propulsion Physics project (BPP) was
convinced to fund the SCI project to re-create Podkletnov's

Many scientists think the project is a waste of time and based
on dubious science.

Wired Magazine investigated Podkletnov's claims in 1998. The
article described a flawed experiment by an amateur scientist
who claimed he was able to duplicate the Podkletnov effect.
Wired concluded the target mass was lifted by bubbles, just
as eggs bounce in a boiling saucepan.


image » TT Brown Model Space Ship

The earliest anti-gravity claims were floated by an obscure
American physicist named Thomas Townsend Brown, who believed
that laboratory experiments involving the Biefeld-Brown
effect proved his theories about electrogravitics.

Brown's nascent anti-gravity theories fell into disrepute when
he suggested that his ideas might explain the extraordinary
aerial maneuvers attributed to UFOs.

If the notion of UFOs and anti-gravity propulsion sounds
weird, then consider: NASA's bleeding-edge scientists spent
better than one-half million recession-proof dollars on a
box they couldn't guarantee would work, and the LA Times
enthusiastically supported it, saying revolutionary
spaceships and gravity powered cars were just some of the
potential technology spin-offs.


Up, Up and Away

(Los Angeles Times) At the heart of the device is a purported
effect so radical it could change the way we interact with one
of nature's most fundamental forces. We're talking revolution,
not evolution. A revolution in spaceships would be just one
spinoff. Back here on Earth, the internal combustion engine
could become an endangered species, replaced by gravity-powered
cars, planes and elevators.

Breaking the Law of Gravity

(Wired) The concept of gravity shielding has an aura of science-
fictional weirdness; it sounds like something out of The X-Files.
Indeed, Podkletnov's experiment was actually mentioned in an
episode of The X-Files, virtually guaranteeing that most
scientists wouldn't take it seriously.

March 26, 2002
Silicon Valley, CA

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