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  • Israel Could Send Iran ‘Back To The Stone Age’ with Electromagnetic Bomb

    09/14/2012 1:23:20 PM PDT · by lbryce · 42 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 9, 2012 | Aaron Kalman
    Israel Could Send Iran ‘Back To The Stone Age’ with Electromagnetic BombAn American electromagnetic bomb being tested (photo credit: screen capture botanyfamily/Youtube) Israel could destroy Iran’s electric network with a specially designed electromagnetic bomb in the event of a military conflict between the countries, The Sunday Times reported on Sunday. An electromagnetic bomb of this sort would be detonated above the ground, creating an electromagnetic pulse that would “disrupt all the technological devices working on the ground,” an American expert was quoted as saying to the London paper. The use of the new technology by Israel was brought up in...
  • New device invisible to magnetic fields

    03/24/2012 11:19:51 PM PDT · by U-238 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Defense Talk ^ | 3/24/2012 | Defense Talk
    European researchers said Thursday they have created a device invisible to a static magnetic field that could have practical military and medical applications. Fedor Gomory and colleagues in Slovakia and Spain designed a cloak for a direct current, or dc, magnetic field that is static and produced by a permanent magnet or coil carrying a direct current. DC magnetic fields are used in MRI imaging devices, in hospitals and in security systems, such as those in airports. The researchers' device, described in a study in Friday's edition of the journal Science, features a cylinder with two concentric layers. While the...
  • The Science of Rail Guns

    03/20/2012 9:44:57 PM PDT · by U-238 · 43 replies
    i09 ^ | 3/20/2012 | Keith Veronese
    Ubiquitous in science fiction, rail guns are a hot area of military research in real life too. But will we ever really get to use them the way people in science fiction do? And could rail guns be used for a non-violent reason — inexpensively launching payload into space? Halo Reach ends with your Spartan taking up a mounted rail gun to destroy an incoming Covenant ship. Rail guns are the basis for a funny aside in Mass Effect 2. They're used in Babylon 5 and Stargate Atlantis and The Last Starfighter. And they're a devastating hand-held weapon in the...
  • EMP: The Greatest Threat to America, and What We Can Do about It

    09/29/2011 1:21:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 27, 2011 | JanSuzanne Krasner
    It's bewildering. Pathetic. Frightening. And it seems that the mainstream media avoids talking about it for fear that Americans will panic. Well, Americans ought to be panicking -- anything to get them to bang on Congress's door and force our representatives to immediately act on the pending legislature now in Congress called the SHIELD Act -- a bill based on the previous HR 5026 -- that unanimously passed in the House of Representatives on June 9, 2010. The disaster I am referring to is an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), which can easily be caused either by Mother Nature as a geomagnetic...
  • Wi-Fi Fearing Citizens Find Hideout in West Virginia

    09/16/2011 1:57:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies
    DailyTech ^ | 9/15/11 | Tiffany Kaiser
    Diane Schou, who left her home in Iowa to live in West Virginia, said she used to live in a Faraday Cage prior to finding shelter in Green BankThere have been attempts in the not-so-distant past where citizens strapped on their tin foil hats and complained of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), which is an illness typically caused by electromagnetic fields created by mobile devices and Wi-Fi. Earlier this year, for instance, some San Francisco, California residents pushed legislators to force cell phone sellers to display labels providing the amount of electromagnetic radiation their devices produce. This law was shelved in May...
  • Pursuing the Grail of an Earthquake Predictor, but Facing Skeptics['electromagnetic indicators']

    08/14/2011 6:29:00 PM PDT · by Palter · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 Aug 2011 | John Upton
    A Silicon Valley company is assembling a sprawling network of electrical contraptions across California that its investors hope will prove many seismologists wrong and become a valuable public-safety tool that reliably predicts earthquakes. The project, called QuakeFinder, involves installing some 200 five-foot-tall sensors near fault lines to measure changes in underground magnetic fields and detect electrically charged particles in the air. The theory behind it is that changes in electromagnetic fields can foretell quakes. The science behind QuakeFinder, however, is disputed. Most seismologists dismiss it as bogus and have long concluded that forecasting earthquakes is impossible. The U.S. Geological Survey,...
  • Power from the Air: Device Captures Ambient Electromagnetic Energy to Drive Small Electronic Devices

    07/08/2011 1:09:28 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 07-08-2011 | Staff + Georgia Institute of Technology Research News
    Researchers have discovered a way to capture and harness energy transmitted by such sources as radio and television transmitters, cell phone networks and satellite communications systems. By scavenging this ambient energy from the air around us, the technique could provide a new way to power networks of wireless sensors, microprocessors and communications chips. Matter & Energy Energy Technology Detectors Batteries Computers & Math Spintronics Research Computer Science Information Technology Strange Science Reference Microwave IEEE 802.11 Radio Radiant energy "There is a large amount of electromagnetic energy all around us, but nobody has been able to tap into it," said Manos...
  • Next Generation Jammer: Essential Protection In The Digital Age

    02/01/2011 9:48:14 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    The Lexington Institute ^ | 12/30/2010 | Loren Thompson
    Electronic devices dominate modern combat. Warfighters depend on access to the electromagnetic spectrum to communicate with friendly forces, track enemy movements, navigate in the fog of war, collect intelligence, and perform many other vital functions. Electronic warfare is the military specialty concerned with denying enemy forces use of the spectrum while assuring that friendly forces have unfettered access. Airborne jammers are essential to the successful conduct of most electronic warfare missions. Jammers are used to prevent enemy radars and communications devices from functioning effectively by dominating the frequencies in which such systems operate. This is accomplished by either overpowering the...
  • Navy Sets World Record With Incredible, Sci-Fi Weapon

    12/10/2010 10:52:32 AM PST · by La Lydia · 16 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | December 10, 2010 | John Quain
    A theoretical dream for decades, the railgun is unlike any other weapon used in warfare. And it's quite real too, as the U.S. Navy has proven in a record-setting test today in Dahlgren, VA. Rather than relying on a explosion to fire a projectile, the technology uses an electomagnetic current to accelerate a non-explosive bullet at several times the speed of sound. The conductive projectile zips along a set of electrically charged parallel rails and out of the barrel at speeds up to Mach 7. The result: a weapon that can hit a target 100 miles or more away within...
  • Carrier Launch System Passes Initial Tests

    06/05/2010 10:55:44 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 722+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 6/4/2010 | Bill Sweetman
    Recent tests at NAS Lakehurst, N.J., should have builders of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) sleeping more easily. The Navy’s risky bet in the design of the Ford—its reliance on an all-electric replacement for the steam catapult—appears to be paying off. Problems and delays with the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (Emals) last year were a threat to the carrier, because its design and construction reached a point where reverting to steam would have been difficult and expensive. With Emals in mind, the Ford-class features a much more powerful electrical generation and distribution system than the predecessor Nimitz-class ships, along...
  • Israel system uses electromagnetic pulses to see inside rooms

    05/14/2010 9:04:46 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 524+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 5/14/2010 | Geostrategy Direct
    Israel has developed a counter-insurgency system that could see through walls. Israel's Camero has developed a system that could penetrate walls and identify enemy operatives. Camero has developed the Xavier 400 system, which uses electromagnetic pulses to allow operators to see everything within an adjacent room. "This technology saves lives," Cameron vice president David Gazelle said. Executives said Xavier, the size of a laptop computer, has already been deployed around the world. In November 2009, the three-kilogram system facilitated the rescue of a kidnapping victim in an unidentified foreign country. Xavier was said to be based on a multi-channel ultra-wideband...
  • Rail Gun Pumps Rounds At Swarms

    05/06/2010 3:45:15 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 35 replies · 1,448+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | Greg Grant
    One of the more intriguing technologies spotted at this week’s Navy League Sea-Air-Space Expo was General Atomics’ electromagnetic rail cannon. The company has been working for a number of years with the Office of Naval Research on a 200-nautical mile gun system. In a parallel effort, they’ve been developing a smaller, pulse-power technology demonstrator, called the Blitzer, for ship defense against anti-ship cruise missiles and small boat swarms. Two million amps launch a guided projectile at twice the speed of a conventional gun, but at much lower cost than the usual surface-to-air missile systems on most naval ships. General Atomics...
  • The EMP threat: fact, fiction, and response (part 2)

    02/01/2010 11:23:59 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 52 replies · 1,104+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 2/1/2010 | Yousaf M. Butt
    What appears to be of particular concern to the EMP commission is the scepter of terrorist groups or so-called “rogue” nations carrying out such an attack. As outlined by Dr. Pry, one of the commissioners, before a 2005 Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, “[a] nuclear missile concealed in the hold of a freighter would give Iran, or terrorists, the capability to perform an EMP attack against the United States homeland, without developing an ICBM, and with some prospect of remaining anonymous. Iran’s Shahab-3 medium-range missile… is a mobile missile, and small enough to be transported in the...
  • Mobile phone use may stave off, reverse Alzheimer's: study

    01/06/2010 7:09:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 695+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/6/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Long suspected of causing brain tumors, mobile phones are now being eyed as key allies in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, US researchers said Wednesday in a study. Researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) found, to their surprise, that 96 mice they zapped twice daily for an hour each time with electromagnetic waves similar to those generated by US mobile (cellular) phones benefited from the exposure. Long-term exposure to the electromagnetic waves in mobile phones wiped out deposits of beta-amyloid -- a protein fragment that accumulates in the brain of Alzheimer's sufferers to form the...
  • THE CASE FOR SPACE-BASED DEFENSE

    11/18/2009 9:08:49 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies · 538+ views
    American Foreign Policy Council ^ | 11/18/2009 | Ilan Berman, ed.
    THE CASE FOR SPACE-BASED DEFENSE The growing interest in nuclear technology by countries such as Iran presages the possibility that one or more nations may attempt to harness such a capability in the form of an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) attack against the United States, a prominent political scientist has warned. Such a scenario, writes Brian Kennedy of the Claremont Institute in the November 24th edition of the Wall Street Journal, is not far-fetched. "It would require the Iranians to be able to produce a warhead as sophisticated as we expect the Russians or the Chinese to possess. But that is...
  • Vehicle-Mounted Active Denial System (V-MADS)

    08/08/2009 1:30:49 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 21 replies · 978+ views
    ClobalSecurity.org ^ | unknown | GlobalSecurity.org
    Active Denial Technology is a breakthrough non-lethal technology that uses millimeter-wave electromagnetic energy to stop, deter and turn back an advancing adversary from relatively long range. It is expected to save countless lives by providing a way to stop individuals without causing injury, before a deadly confrontation develops. The technology was developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Department of Defense's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate. Approximately $40 million has been spent on this technology over the past ten years. In July 2005 it was reported that the Active Denial System would be deployed to Iraq before the end...
  • Electromagnetic attack: Thinking the unthinkable

    07/28/2009 9:56:15 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 46 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | July 28, 2009 | James Jay Carafano
    When the 9/11 Commission issued its report, it complained that federal agencies had a colossal "failure of imagination." Nobody could accuse Newt Gingrich of suffering from that shortfall. When he delivered a major address on national security last week, the former House speaker went after Defense Secretary Robert Gates for planning for the future the Pentagon wants, rather than dealing with the many serious problems it may actually face. Gingrich mentioned one challenge that many find too terrible to contemplate--which is why our government should spend a lot more time doing exactly that. I'm referring to the electromagnetic pulse (EMP)....
  • Electromagnetic Railgun: An Innovative Naval Program

    02/23/2009 6:46:55 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 50 replies · 1,481+ views
    The Office of Naval Research ^ | 2/18/09 | The Office of Naval Research
    Electromagnetic Railgun: An Innovative Naval Program What is the electromagnetic railgun? In a word, innovation. This weapons system will bypass the traditional use of chemical propellants or rocket motors for firing projectiles or missiles. Instead, electromagnetic railguns mounted on U.S. naval vessels will use electricity to launch projectiles farther and faster than any ship in today's fleet. When fully operational, the electromagnetic railgun (EMRG) will: Deliver hypervelocity projectiles at Mach 5 on impact in support of Marines and ground forces.Strike within 5 meters of a pinpointed target from distances in excess of 200 nautical miles. Maximize damage through kinetic energy...
  • The Next High-Tech Threat to U.S. Security

    07/01/2008 10:12:56 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 53 replies · 219+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 7-1-08 | Paul M. Weyrich
    EMP is electromagnetic radiation from an explosion (especially a nuclear explosion). The worst of the pulse lasts for only a second but any unprotected electrical equipment - and anything connected to electrical cables, which act as giant lightning rods or antennas - are affected by it. If a nation with a nuclear bomb and the ability to explode it high above an American city were to do so, it would have a massive effect in all directions. Almost immediately all communications systems in the country would be disrupted completely. No radio. No television. No internet. Indeed no electricity at all....
  • Patrick Swayze's comeback

    05/19/2008 7:39:40 PM PDT · by hripka · 80 replies · 594+ views
    One India ^ | May 19 2008
    Washington (ANI): Cancer-stricken movie star Patrick Swayze is expected to reprise his role in the sequel to the hit 1991 film 'Point Break'. If his health allows, the 55-year-old star would be reliving his character of 'Bodhi' for the film, reports Contactmusic. According to The Sun, the sequel is due to be shot in Singapore and Indonesia, however, the cast for the movie is as yet unconfirmed. Earlier this year, Swazye had confirmed that he was suffering from pancreatic cancer. The 'Dirty Dancing' legend has reportedly readied his will, transferring his property worth millions to his wife of 32 years....
  • Navy Tests High-Tech Railgun in Virginia

    01/19/2007 1:06:51 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 86 replies · 2,203+ views
    AP ^ | 18 Jan 2007 | AP
    DAHLGREN, Va. — Normally, new weaponry tends to make defense more expensive. But the Navy likes to say its new railgun delivers the punch of a missile at bullet prices. A flashy demonstration of the futuristic and comparatively inexpensive railgun weapon Tuesday at the Naval Surface Warfare Center had Navy brass smiling. The weapon, which was successfully tested in October at the King George County base, fires nonexplosive projectiles at incredible speeds, using electricity rather than gun powder. The technology could increase the striking range of U.S. Navy ships more than tenfold by the year 2020. "It's pretty amazing capability,...
  • Remote sensing extraterrestrial presence with the help of low frequency electromagnetic radiation

    03/09/2006 3:03:53 PM PST · by AZRepublican · 16 replies · 482+ views
    Scientists are working on remote sensing devices that can allow sensing of extraterrestrial presence. The concept is coming from the fact that most extraterrestrial unidentified object sightings are accompanied with electrical and electromagnetic anomalies. These electromagnetic noises are caused by uneven distribution of electromagnetic fluxes in that area. Scientists are taking the clue from this and are working on creating devices that can map and extrapolate these electromagnetic anomalies. This provides early warnings for UFO watchers and eventually this will lead to some fantastic videos and snap shots as people get time to get ready with the cameras. Some think...
  • Nuke over U.S. could unleash electromagnetic tsunami

    12/07/2005 10:21:41 PM PST · by seastay · 29 replies · 1,141+ views
    worldtribune ^ | Wednesday, December 7, 2005 | Frank J. Gaffney and Colleagues
    If Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda — or the dictators of North Korea or Iran — had the ability to destroy America as a superpower, would they be tempted to try? Wouldn't that temptation be even greater if that result could be achieved with a single attack, involving just one nuclear weapon, perhaps even one of modest power and relatively unsophisticated design? And, what if the attacker could be reasonably sure that the United States would not know who was responsible for such a devastating blow? Unfortunately, that scenario is not far fetched. It is the conclusion of a report issued...
  • Mechanism behind intelligent design uncovered? - (says Darwin's theory "unworkable")

    06/18/2005 7:04:07 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 109 replies · 2,628+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | JUNE 17, 2005 | DR. KELLY HOLLOWELL
    Few e-mails have ever stopped me as cold as the one I am about to describe. In it, the author, a former university professor who wishes to remain anonymous, claims to know the actual mechanism behind intelligent design. That is the mechanism by which God created the universe, our world and all biological life within it. This is especially intriguing as Darwin's theory of evolution is now hotly contested by arguments of intelligent design. One weakness of ID is its failure to offer a mechanism to counter evolution's bogus explanation of diversity through macro-mutation. As a result, ID has failed...
  • Vatican radio officials convicted

    05/10/2005 9:45:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 480+ views
    CBC ^ | May 9, 2005
    ROME - A court in Rome on Monday convicted a Vatican cardinal and the head of the city-state's radio station for electromagnetic pollution. "... A great victory for those people who have been suffering for years." They were given 10-day suspended sentences, which they have appealed. Cardinal Roberto Tucci. (AP File Photo) Cardinal Roberto Tucci, former head of Vatican Radio's management committee, and the Rev. Pasquale Borgomeo, the station's director general, were charged with "dangerous launching of objects," referring to the station's electromagnetic waves. Residents of the Rome suburb Cessano near the station complained they could hear Vatican Radio broadcasts...
  • EM gun on the brink of fruition for land and sea applications(range:500km)

    04/30/2005 10:56:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 182 replies · 2,814+ views
    Janes ^ | 04/26/05
    EM gun on the brink of fruition for land and sea applications After more than two decades of research, the science and technology behind electromagnetic (EM) rail guns has now advanced sufficiently to allow practical exploration of novel military applications, according to Dr Harry Fair, director of the Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT) at the University of Texas (UT). Speaking at the IQPC Future Artillery 2005 conference held in London in March, he told delegates that in the field of pulsed-power supplies, capacitor technology can now be considered mature, but still requires an excessive volume for land applications. Pulsed alternators...
  • Mother of All Blackouts

    08/12/2004 5:23:52 AM PDT · by OESY · 64 replies · 2,190+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 12, 2004 | Editorial
    ... [I]magine a blackout that lasts for months, or years. That was the job of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the U.S. from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack. The commission, created in 2000 to examine the possibility of EMP attack and its aftermath, just delivered a report to Congress. All we can say is, we hope someone in Washington is paying attention. An EMP attack occurs when an enemy sets off a nuclear explosion high in the Earth's atmosphere. The electromagnetic pulse generated by the blast destroys the electronics and satellites in its field of vision. For a detonation...
  • Solar Storm 'Could Spark Catastrophe'

    10/27/2003 2:49:22 PM PST · by blam · 69 replies · 740+ views
    Ananova ^ | 10-27-2003
    Solar storm 'could spark catastrophe' Scientists are warning a "perfect space storm" that occurred 144 years ago could happen again at any time with catastrophic consequences. Newly uncovered scientific data has shown the true extent of history's most massive electromagnetic storm which blew up on the first two days of September 1859. Like "the perfect storm" at sea which inspired a blockbuster movie, it was the result of a number of titanic events coming together. But in this case the centre of the storm was the sun, not the ocean. A combination of sunspots and solar flares produced an explosive...
  • Energy Bombs (E-Bomb) Could FRY Baghdad

    03/10/2003 4:43:03 PM PST · by GRRRRR · 81 replies · 689+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 9/01 | Popular Mechanics, Jim Wilson
    FOXNews, Shep---tonight he reviewed the "possibliity" that the US Military might have a nice new weapon, "E-Bombs"...that can be launched from miles away and via a cruise missle, deliver a HUGE Billion watt NOOODGE to an enemy city... Oh, what fun--imagine every electronic circuit in all Baghdad totally FRIED! Nobody can get anywhere or do anything...Saddam and his body doubles trapped in bunkers because their electronic doors and security measures are non-responsive...ha ha ... MORE--on this see below. GRRRRRRollin' The next Pearl Harbor will not announce itself with a searing flash of nuclear light or with the plaintive wails of...
  • US May Debut Secret Microwave 'Pulse' Weapon Versus Iraq

    02/02/2003 11:07:50 AM PST · by ewing · 80 replies · 770+ views
    Reuters News Wire ^ | Feb. 2, 2003 | Will Dunham
    It substitues pure energy for munitions. It is designed to achieve military objectives without killing things or wrecking buildings.And Saddam Husseins armed forces may be chosen as the first target of the US Military's new secret weapon.The US Air Force is developing high power microwave, or HPM, weapon that generates a massive electromagnetic pulse capable of frying the inside of digital electronic systems, disabling enemy military equipment, analysts said. While the weapon is top secret and details about it are classified, analyists say development is far enough along that they expect the military to use an HPM weapon for the...
  • Massive attack (EMP threat electromagnetic pulse)

    10/12/2002 8:34:40 PM PDT · by USA21 · 30 replies · 1,020+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | October 4 2002 | By Dan Baum
    Massive attack The "e-bomb" is to the digital world what kryptonite was to Superman: rare, elusive and deadly. The e-bomb, as developed by engineers in the United States, Britain and Russia doesn't kill people or destroy buildings. Rather, it uses either electromagnetic pulse, microwaves or radio frequencies to destroy electronic circuits from a distance. In friendly hands, it offers the tantalising prospect of winning wars without hurting people. In enemy hands, it threatens a nightmare scenario of instantly blacked-out stock exchanges, hospitals, airports - even whole cities. Although reports of US Air Force e-bomb tests have leaked out since 1993,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 10-05-02

    10/04/2002 9:49:46 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 5 replies · 278+ views
    NASA ^ | 10-05-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 October 5 X-Ray Cygnus A Credit: A. Wilson & A. Young (UMD), P. Shopbell (Caltech), CXC, NASA(Inset Credit: NRAO) Explanation: Amazingly detailed, this false-color x-ray image is centered on the galaxy Cygnus A. Recorded by the orbiting Chandra Observatory, Cygnus A is seen here as a spectacular high energy x-ray source. But it is actually more famous at the low energy end of the electromagnetic spectrum as...
  • Conscious Mind Could Be An Electromagnetic Field

    06/13/2002 7:25:36 PM PDT · by Scully · 47 replies · 394+ views
    Daily University Science News ^ | 16-May-2002 | Daily University Science News
    Are our thoughts made of the distributed kind of electromagnetic field that permeates space and carries the broadcast signal to the TV or radio. Professor Johnjoe McFadden from the School of Biomedical and Life Sciences at the University of Surrey in the UK believes our conscious mind could be an electromagnetic field. “The theory solves many previously intractable problems of consciousness and could have profound implications for our concepts of mind, free will, spirituality, the design of artificial intelligence, and even life and death,” he said. Most people consider "mind" to be all the conscious things that we are aware...