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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 current.

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 solar cells.

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.

Journal Reference:

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


Smriti Mallapaty

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 suggests.

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 Animal Science.

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 SciDev.Net.

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


David Tan

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 immunodeficiency.

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 Gramann


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): e58244. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058244

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 Developed

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 made.

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 healing.

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 Medical Center.

Future Riot Shields Will Suffocate Protestors with Low Frequency Speakers


Andrew Liszewski

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.


James Bostick


[0001] 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.


[0002] 1. Field of the Invention

[0003] 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.

[0004] 2. Description of the Related Art

[0005] "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.

[0006] 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.


[0007] 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.

[0008] The present invention describes a man-portable non-lethal pressure shield that provides both a physical as well as pressure barrier.

[0009] 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 and
responsive to operator input to trigger a shot

Inventor(s):     TROFIMOV ALEKSANDR VASIL EVICH , et al.
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 against eavesdropping.


Henrik Bendix

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 Schrödinger's kitten.

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 Neergaard-Nielsen.

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 future.

The researchers behind the new result therefore also hope that the result eventually can lead to secure quantum communication across long distances.

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 Neergaard-Nielsen.

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.

Ingrid Spilde

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.
Hairy aircraft

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 storage


Kate Taylor

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 phenomenon:
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 enormous significance:

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 system

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 run.

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?

5 p.m.

I intended to send Washington to an electrophysicist in Boston but gave up the plan because I do not want to experience the animosity again.
I must go back into seclusion where I can think and breathe freely. I can manage this by myself - just as I've managed everything before.

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.


Kristian Sjøgren

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 light.

Now Nordic scientists are invading God’s turf by reinventing light.

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 Electrochemical Cells).

The new surfaces are flexible, inexpensive and can be produced in great sizes.

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 Communications.

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 light.

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 paper-thin TV

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 vacuum.

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 of it.”

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 future.

”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.