Lady Explorers checking Egypt out back in the 1920s.
A sailor on shore leave sitting at a soda fountain with his girlfriend. Photograph by Peter Stackpole. San Diego, California, 1937.
Dude, chick’s keelin’ over, eh.
—- Tyrrell unveil the new 011 at their headquarters. The car made its debut at the British GP.
Tyrrell 011 Launch, Tyrrell Headquarters, Surrey England, c. July 1981. —
Marines in Iwo Jima’s volcanic sand, February 1945.
That place was Hell on Earth.
John Lennon & Frank Zappa – Baby Please Don’t Go (Live at Fillmore 1971).mp4
Published on Nov 23, 2011
Sobre el concierto:
6 de Junio de 1971 en Fillmore East, New York.
Frank Zappa invitó el mismo día de manera sorpresa a John y Yoko a actuar esa noche, los cuales sin saber siquiera como iban a vestirse ni que tocarían para el show, accedieron.
Sobre la filmación:
La fotógrafa del teatro, Amalie Rothschild, una ambiciosa directora de películas, había alquilado una cámara de 16mm para rodar un film sobre la legalización del aborto. Cuando descubrió que John y Yoko iban a actuar, decidió hacer una grabación pirata del concierto, colocandose en la habitacion del sonido y con un zoom, consiguiendo una grabación de unos 22 minutos.
Los temas del show aparecieron en audio en el disco doble de Lennon “Sometime in New York City”, en cuya portada interior se parodiaba la portada del Fillmore East.
Translation by the Google web app:
About the concert:
June 6, 1971 in Fillmore East, New York.
Frank Zappa invited the same day in a surprise way to John and Yoko to act that night, which without even knowing how they were going to get dressed or what they would play for the show, they agreed.
About the filming:
The theater’s photographer, Amalie Rothschild, an ambitious film director, had rented a 16mm camera to shoot a film about the legalization of abortion. When he discovered that John and Yoko were going to act, he decided to make a pirate recording of the concert, placing himself in the sound room and zooming in, getting a recording of about 22 minutes.
The themes of the show appeared in audio on Lennon’s double album “Sometime in New York City,” whose cover inside parodied the cover of the Fillmore East.
Wow, this is delightfully delicious! All of it! A must see if ever I saw one.
Just found this… and it is holding in it’s arms disappointment for me. See if you agree. Also a must see, unfortunately.
Zappa on John & Yoko
Published on Nov 10, 2008
Zappa discusses the incident involving John & Yoko and the Filmore show.
Oh, man… this is unsettling me.
carry on being well
1956 – Juan Manuel Fangio – Ferrari
A Legendary Hero to all our Legendary Heroes.
The Battle Of Little Bighorn: Chief Two Moon’s Own Words – June 25-26th 1876
Published on Jun 16, 2018
EDIT: I am having some problems from immature people right now.., so I apologize to the Arikara People for the “h” instead of the “k” in the Tribe name on the video.. It was not like this.., when I finished editing.. (as with many of my other videos). Still.., with humility and respect.., I apologize to you..
This is a a detailed description from Chief Two Moon.., about ” The Battle Of Little Big Horn”.., from a meeting between Hamlin Garland.. and Grandfather/Chief Two Moon.. (Published: September 1898 – McClure’s Magazine)
There is also a bio for Chief Two Moon.. and some words about “The Dog Soldiers”..in a separate video, this channel.
Two Moon’s Story of the Battle, #1
A Cheyenne’s account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn
(From McClure’s Magazine, September, 1898.)
By HAMLIN GARLAND
“As we topped the low, pine-clad ridge and A looked into the hot, dry valley, Wolf Voice, my Cheyenne interpreter, pointed at a little log cabin, toward the green line of alders wherein the Rosebud ran, and said: ..”His house — Two Moon.”…
Another Interesting Read:
“The Custer Myth: A Source Book of Custerania”
written and compiled by Colonel W.A. Graham,
The Stackpole Co., Harrisburg, PA 1953
I thank, ..with much respect: Grandfather “Ishaynishus”..
.. Chief Two Moon .. (and all of his relations)..; the Cheyenne People..;
The Arikara People..; Jason Shae..; VueTunes….
..and to all the other brothers and sisters who have saved
some great photos of Grandfather Two Moon.
I claim no ownership of any of the clips, video, music, photos and words expressed in this video…and employ my borrowing of them with ..much respect and thanks.. Credits are given at the end of the video.., also.. (*Please let me know in a message, if I have missed anyone.. Miigwetch! / Thanks)
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This is really neat and such a valuable piece of Historical Truth! Dude was there!
Stan Laurel on his life and career – 1959 Interview
Published on Apr 11, 2016
An interview recorded in January 1959
Wow! The real history of a true Hero! Dig it!
It is nothing less than treason. And to think it’s nearly all of them. By ‘them’ I mean our complicit politicians. This must be fixed ASAP.
The bigger horror may be that it doesn’t look like there will be anyone doing any repairs anytime soon.
I’ve been hoping that the military will finally see the big picture and fix it good.
We can only call out and pray for help.
A nuclear powered psychopathic abomination is in full effect. And full control.
Apparently all that hub bub with the summit that I was excited about has had zero practical, real world effect on the place. It was recently reported thtat the government reminded the people that listening to broadcasts from the south would result in the death penalty. So, yeah, big effin’ deal.
Where freakishness knows no bounds.
Scientists Confirm Hillary Clinton Is A Psychopath
According to the Daily Mail, Oxford University’s Dr, Kevin Dutton has been exploring the psychopathic traits of Hillary Clinton and other historical figures using a standard psychometric tool, the Psychopathic Personality Inventory – Revised (PPI-R), reports Scientific American Mind.
While learning about these traits, Dutton also looked at which ones can be beneficial and which will lead to destruction.He explains that being a psychopath is not an all-or-nothing affair, but is on a spectrum along which each of us has our place.
There also seems to be a range of positions that attract individuals on the high end of the psychopathic scale such as business, surgery, the law military and of course, politics.
Previous to this recent study, Dutton contacted the official biographers of many historical leads and asked them to fill out an abbreviated version of the PPI-R in order to create a table showing which traits these figures had.The table shows each subject’s scores for psychopathy’s eight component traits.
The first three being, social influence (SI), fearlessness (F) and stress immunity (STI), which are collectively known as Fearless Dominance traits – these leaders tend to be more successful. However, the next four traits that are known as Self-Centered Impulsivity can be destructive.
This group includes Machiavellian Egocentricity (ME), Rebellious Nonconformity (RN), Blame Externalization (BE) and Carefree Nonplanfulness (CN).
And the final trait is Coldheartedness (C), which is helpful for making tough decisions such as sending troops off to war. The ‘league table’ implies that a majority of these well-known individuals are high scorers, such as Winston Churchill.
Well, we all knew this. Anyone with more than one brain cell, anyway.
But nice that it is official, eh?
In 1897 Major Tom Figginbotham journeyed to the little known isle of Kong & was delighted to find the natives friendly & welcoming. He was instantly offered a warm bath & left to his ablutions. His suspicions were only aroused when he realised his bathtub was filled with bananas.
Gotta sweeten those English stews a bit, it would seem…
This is not a film by Al Capone, or The Godfather
This is the horror that people live every day, for decades by the savage Israeli terror.
— ✌️🇵🇸✌️Mohammed pal (@hamada_najar) February 3, 2019
This has been going on for seven decades.
And we pay for it, endorse it and send our kids to die for the oppressor’s agenda. Our “allies” who did 9/11.
So foul. God. It makes me ashamed of America.
This is REPULSIVE:
February 3, 2019
Details of negotiations by the bi-partisan panel working to beat the February 15th budget deadline, are emerging. It seems Democrats on the panel are totally out of touch with what’s best for America and Americans.
The House Democrats’ first offer to President Trump in negotiations to fund his proposed United States-Mexico border wall includes a provision that would end all immigration enforcement for migrants trafficking children across the southern border.
The draft budget provides the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency with $7.4 billion, nearly $850 million less than requested by the Trump administration, and funds only 1,250 beds for adults and migrant children coming across the border this year, a decrease in detention space.
Attached to that funding is an immigration enforcement ban first introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and supported by every Senate Democrat.
The Democrats’ offer demands that all immigration enforcement end for any adult crossing the border with a child, by the end of Fiscal Year 2019.
This would encourage immigrants who don’t have children to “find” one while in transit to America. Once they get to a port-of-entry, the gate is opened and into America they come. One can only imagine what will happen to the child that enabled the adult(s) to legally enter the U.S..
President Trump should just tell the bi-partisan team to remove wall funding from their discussions. He should then proceed to use his executive authority to continue building walls/barriers, without involving our dysfunctional Congress.
I want to throw up.
And as we have seen in Europe.
Moronic leftists don’t like to challenge anyone who ‘claims’ to be a child.
35 year old men are being registered at the borders as 17 year olds. Just because they ‘lie’ and weak gutless Libs don’t dare to challenge them. That would be ‘racist’.
The same is bound to happen here.
And anyone who thinks a criminal (which most of these people most definitely are) won’t kidnap a child and then abandon it after crossing has been living a very sheltered life.
Those criminals WILL do that if it gives them access to the country.
2020 is in the bag.
— Breakthestreak, New Zealand
I also want to kill DemocRATS. Every single God damned one of them.
The Germans of the 30s and 40s would have lined them all up and shot them dead. So would any actual human beings do. And that is exactly what we should do. These creatures are an infection.
We must not allow this infestation to wreak any more damage on our gene pool than it already has.
Wow. Just wow.
#QANON – 7 facts the MEDIA (MSM) Won’t Admit
Edge of Wonder
Published on Aug 3, 2018
Is #Qanon a sophisticated plot of President Trump’s team designed to elude the #MainstreamMedia control? Or is he just a dude in a hoodie behind a computer trolling the internet with conspiracies? Do his posts prove that he is working on Trump’s team? And if so why is the media working SO hard to discredit him? On this episode of Edge of Wonder, join hosts Ben n’ Rob as they go over 7 undeniable proofs that journalists won’t acknowledge… Saudi Arrests: bit.ly/2vgvEQq Benghazi hearing: lat.ms/1Mf0qXU Trafficking ring: bit.ly/2n7PE39 Notable Resignations: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/… Indictments: bit.ly/2KpfUiH
Hey, here’s another one for your enlightened perusal… enjoy.
How naked World War II sailors ended up riding Mongolian ponies in the Gobi Desert to shoot bazookas at the Japanese
“Set off explosives and run like hell.”
By Linda Kush, World War II Magazine
Led by Capt. (later Rear Adm.) Milton “Mary” Miles, SACO [Sino-American Cooperative Organization] quickly expanded its role, fighting the Japanese on the mainland in exchange for protection of SACO’s weather and radio stations by the Chinese army.
The Japanese weren’t the only threat: the operation was undermined from the very beginning by factions within the U.S. Army, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), and the State Department — which demanded to know what the hell the Navy was doing on the ground in China.
But by the end of the war, some 2,500 SACO men had served in China, not only cracking intercepted Japanese code and gathering crucial meteorological information but blowing up enemy supply depots, laying mines in rivers and harbors, rescuing downed American pilots, and training thousands of Chinese peasants in guerrilla warfare.
Well now, that’s kind of different from the standard fare.
I thought it sufficiently ‘out there’ for inclusion here.
Apologies for the scarcity of good weird stuff. Good ‘n’ weird is good.
To the tune of “Light My Fire.”
It’s time to call a spade a spade.
I don’t want to be a liar.
The puppet master’s cards are played,
And our pols are rolling in the mire.
They’re just Israel’s guns for hire.
They’re just Israel’s bums for hire.
May they burn in Satan’s fire.
The time for mincing words is through.
No more preaching to the choir.
I just want to say to you.
The situation now is dire.
They’re just Israel’s guns for hire.
They’re just Israel’s bums for hire.
May they burn in Satan’s fire.
Our spending bills are coming due.
But somehow they never tire
Of giving what they get from you,
And Israel’s cost grows ever higher.
They’re just Israel’s guns for hire.
They’re just Israel’s bums for hire.
May they burn in Satan’s fire.
God, more death in the freezing cold.
Horrific. Our species is messed up.
Did you ever dissect a frog in biology class? You did? It’s their turn! Join me as we discuss the peculiar legend of the Loveland Frogman! Why hesitate? Dive in head first… the water’s fine… but you won’t be! Who knows what horrors you might meet!? — spookybruceys
The Loveland Frog is one of my favorite cryptids. Partly because I love frogs. Partly because it was sighted and reported, more than once, by police officers. And partly because it’s just too cool not to love. Funny commentary above. I have not heard of this source until it appeared on my dashboard today. That first pic is a keeper, eh.
Finnish World War II veteran Ensio Röyskö looks over his shattered camera. While taking photos on the frontline in Karelia, a Russian sniper shot his camera, destroying the camera and wounding Ensio’s face. 29 June 1942
Here via captain-price-official.
Damn, that must have been some kind of rude awakening, eh? Holy Cow! Missed by an inch, as they say.
Big Nose Kate, more than Doc Holliday’s woman
The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered
Published on Jan 7, 2019
Mary Katherine Horony, also known as ‘Big Nose Kate’, was more than just a beautiful woman who was associated with some of the most dangerous men in the Wild West, including Doc Holliday. Her history deserves to be remembered. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected and provide illustration. As images of actual events are sometimes not available, images of similar objects and events are used for illustration. All events are portrayed in historical context and for educational purposes. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered is the place to find short snippets of forgotten history from five to fifteen minutes long. If you like history too, this is the channel for you. Subscribe for more forgotten history: www.youtube.com/channel/UC4sE….
Script by HCW
What a cool lady!
Oh Lord, I do so wish I’d been born back then. I believe it would have been a much better life.
This Speech Will Change Your Life | Carl Sagan
Published on Dec 16, 2017
From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.
:Speaker: Carl Sagan
Caption authors (Italian) Ilaria Fusco il Sid
Caption authors (Arabic) Ziad Homaidan Haytham Gamal
Caption authors (Spanish) Luis Torres Vásquez Nicole Pamela Garcia Acosta
Caption authors (Portuguese (Brazil)) Ricardo Camacho Arthur C. Matheus Guerra
Caption author (Portuguese) Jivs
Caption author (Russian) Maximus Shishkin
And read once again, from that nice Mr. Tyson…
Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot,” as read by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Published on Oct 26, 2017
Watch as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson reads Carl Sagan’s words about the “Pale Blue Dot” at the end of a StarTalk Live! show.
This is rather sweet, too…
Carl Sagan’s most important lesson about science | NASA’s Michelle Thaller
Published on Aug 29, 2018
So when I was growing up as a young girl—in Wisconsin actually—I was ten years old when Carl Sagan’s show Cosmos came on public broadcasting. And as a ten year old kind of living in rural Wisconsin I had never really met an astronomer. That’s not someone you routinely meet.
Whenever people tell me, you know, you don’t really seem like an astronomer. The wonderful next thing to ask is, “How many astronomers do you know?”
So my vision of what an astronomer was was this man on this television show, on public television, Carl Sagan.
And the thing that Carl did better than anybody else I’d ever seen was this emotional connection to the science. He loved to tell stories. He would tell stories about the history but also it was from him that I learned where all of the atoms in my body come from. The fact that they were all formed in stars. And when Carl talks about that on the show I mean we sort of made a joke that there are these things called “Carl moments” where Carl sort of gazes dramatically off into space and the camera sort of close up, you know, close up on his face. And you can see him sort of emoting at how wonderful this is.
And these days, you know, decades later those scenes seem a little bit silly and a little bit contrived. But as a child I was taken along for this incredible emotional journey. Carl was a real rock star. He had this charisma and people would just listen to what he was saying and they would love to follow along with his stories. And that became to me the image of what a scientist was, what an astronomer was, was somebody that could tell the stories of the universe.
So I never ended up meeting Carl. I always wanted to. He unfortunately died very young, he died in his early 60s and I was a graduate student at the time. I always figured I would see him at some astronomy conference, I’d somehow, you know, wander past him at one of these scientific meetings and tell him how much that his show had meant to me. But I never got that chance.
I never left though that idea, that what a scientist really does is tell stories. It’s about the narrative and it’s about the emotions. And Carl did that better than anyone I’ve ever seen.
Gosh, I do love Carl so. I was always into science and nature, but he had that special something so few have. He could reach right into you and take hold of your heart. I had only been 26 for a few months when Cosmos came out and I was transfixed. It was so well done and Carl’s wisdom and charisma and, oh, those words he spoke drilled themselves into my very soul. The world is blessed for his having been in it.
Big Knife. Chippewa/Cree. Rocky Boy Reservation. Montana. 1909. Source – Montana State University Library.
Source: MOSES ON THE MESA
Very cool, eh?
One major discovery during my research in New Zealand: Locating one of the calendar stones set up at Castle Hill (in the background) by the Urukehu, the tall, red-haired gods who lived there before the flood, and navigated to Easter Island and Lake Titicaca. The alignment on the ‘sun-dial’ offers two dates: Orion’s Belt on winter solstice 10,450 BC, a momentous date at the Giza Pyramids and Göbekli Tepe. However, in the tradition of the indigenous Waitaha, the Southern Cross is also mentioned, and does appear above the stone on the spring equinox 14,800 BC.
All this and much much more will be included in my upcoming book this March (hopefully), tentatively titled The Missing Lands: The Search for Earth’s Pre-flood Civilization.
My old Fortean friend Anthony Zappia sent this forth from his HQ in Australia … and, oh boy, I am so glad he did because… well… The Old Ones!
The more ancient the better, don’tcha know and that thing has some pretty good-looking dates to it.
be well, eh
Part one: 13 Investigates IRS tax loophole
Published on Apr 27, 2012
Eyewitness News shows a massive tax loophole that provides billions of dollars in tax credits to undocumented workers and, in many cases, people who have never set foot in the United States.
Part two: Will lawmakers act to close tax loophole for illegal immigrants?
Published on May 2, 2012
From Indiana to Capitol Hill, thousands of people are now weighing in on a WTHR investigation exposing a tax loophole worth billions for undocumented workers.
Part three: Congress debates tax loophole
Published on May 11, 2012
13 Investigates is getting action after exposing a multi-billion dollar tax loophole. Members of Congress are debating the problem we first reported in April.
Part four: IRS workers OK “phony” documents from illegal immigrants
Published on Jun 22, 2012
After WTHR exposed a tax loophole that allows illegal immigrants to collect tax credits worth billions, the Internal Revenue Service pointed the finger at Congress. But IRS whistleblowers are now coming forward to say the real blame lies within.
Part five: IRS tackles ITIN fraud
Published on Jun 26, 2012
Change will make it more difficult for undocumented workers to get fraudulent tax credits
I find it interesting that Part five is not present on the WTHR YouTube channel!
Part six: Auditing the IRS
Published on Jul 5, 2012
13 Investigates has learned the tables are turned on a federal agency feared for its ability to audit taxpayers. The IRS is now the focus of a year-long audit, thanks to federal employees who are blowing the whistle. Note: This is a follow-up to a previous story. See all stories here: www.wthr.com/story/18204912/ta…
Wow. My friend Jean Louis Lebreton sent me Part one and was duly appalled, requesting that I share it. I am pretty sure he didn’t realize it was six years old!
I bet it’s still going on.
Massacre at Dachau and other Allied war crimes
Published on Oct 3, 2017
Oh my God. These Americans, of the 42nd and 45th Divisions, killed not only the Germans, but the God damned prisoners, too! Prisoners who had surrendered. Absolutely frigging disgusting.
What a disgrace to the United States of America. Not to mention the P-51 Mustangs who machine-gunned children riding their bicycles in nearby areas. I am so creeped out by these things and even more creeped out by the outcomes as revealed in the presentation and the following Q&A session.
be well. If you can.
Adolf Hitler The greatest story Never told Full 6 hours Documentary
Published on Dec 26, 2013
Come talk with us about it at tinychat.com/thirdposition
Will definitely need to keep this tab up as this certainly isn’t a one-sitting film. I have not seen it as I post this so I will be watching it in chunks along with you all. It comes highly recommended by the people I trust in matters of Historical Truth, especially regarding this time period and specificity.
LOL, I saw a listing of a film allegedly debunking this information. Yeah, right. And I live on Mars. There are vested interests at work in order to keep the truth suppressed. It is a global effort and is active 24/7/365 and done at all costs. Those vested interests are responsible for the wars we fight, all of them. And so much more. They are truly evil personified.
I am eager to get started in on this and looking forward to learning a few things.
Other Losses – a film by James Bacque
Published on Feb 15, 2018
The deliberate murder of one million German men after WW2 by the Americans.
I first learned of these horrors a few years ago and it did a number on my bearings and thoughts about war and the perception of good and evil. It still grosses me out. In the recountings that I read back then, there were entire families left out in barb wire fenced open fields and anyone caught giving them food or solace was punished rather harshly. We were supposed to be the good guys. Well… that thought vanished, mighty quickly. General Eisenhower was pure scum. Yes, pure.
What I would like to do before I die; and I am completely serious about this, is to dig up Eisenhower’s grave, by hand, open the coffin and fill it with the most disgusting shit available. The same treatment would be doled out for all the other human garbage that were responsible. No exceptions.
try not to throw up
Elon Musk @elonmusk Verified account
Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the
@SpaceX Texas launch site. This is an actual picture, not a rendering.
Elon Musk @elonmusk Verified account
This is for suborbital VTOL tests. Orbital version is taller, has thicker skins (won’t wrinkle) & a smoothly curving nose section.
Now that’s a stylin’ Starship test flight rocket if I ever saw one!
The future is bright.
We’ve seen the far side quite a few times – from orbit…
These are the first ever images taken from the ground on the far side of the Moon.
Captured by the Chinese Lunar Exploration Project (CLEP)’s history-making Chang’e-4 spacecraft.
This is simply FanFreakin’tastic!
Such wonderfuil things are coming!
German infantry moving under the cover of a light tank Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.B, Norway, spring 1940.
I am hoping that these men are not the comrades of the landser from a couple of posts back! They are certainly mighty close together.
“This image was taken by a man named Peter Groves in January of 2019. He claims to have seen the Thylacine when he was walking a trail in Clifton Springs, Australia. Groves said that the animal did not seem to be wary of him at all and that they stared at each other for about 5 minutes. Some believe it looks like a mangy canine or a fox, but others see a striking resemblance to the Thylacine that was in the film The Hunter and dub it as a hoax.”
God, there are so many hoaxes. I hope this is not one of them, but, not having seen The Hunter, it is sad that it quite likely likely is exactly that.
Me, a landser at the rear of the column seeing all fifty of my comrades blown to smithereens by a single 75mm shell because they had no idea how to effectively space themselves:
War is Hell, but it makes some people a lot of money. So traumas like this will, unless we evolve, continue till the end of time.
Ion drive: The first flight
Published on Nov 21, 2018
Researchers from MIT have flown a plane without moving parts for the first time. It is powered by an ‘ion drive’ which uses high powered electrodes to ionise and accelerate air particles, creating an ‘ionic wind’. This wind drove a 5m wide craft across a sports hall. Unlike the ion drives which have powered space craft for decades, this new drive uses air as the accelerant. The researchers say it could power silent drones. Read the original research paper: doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-07… Read Nature’s Editorial which also raises possible concerns about how a silent drone might be used: doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-07…
Here is a snippet from a Scientific American.com article called Silent and Simple Ion Engine Powers a Plane with No Moving Parts. There is also an ATS discussion with the same title here.
Behind a thin white veil separating his makeshift lab from joggers at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology indoor track, aerospace engineer Steven Barrett recently test-flew the first-ever airplane powered with ionic wind thrusters—electric engines that generate momentum by creating and firing off charged particles.
Using this principle to fly an aircraft has long been, according even to Barrett, a “far-fetched idea” and the stuff of science fiction. But he still wanted to try. “In Star Trek you have shuttlecraft gliding silently past,” he says. “I thought, ‘We should have aircraft like that.’”
Thinking ionic wind propulsion could fit the bill, he spent eight years studying the technology and then decided to try building a prototype miniature aircraft—albeit one he thought was a little ugly. “It’s a kind of dirty yellow color,” he says, adding that black paint often contains carbon—which conducts electricity and caused a previous iteration to fry itself
Unlike its predecessors, which had tumbled to the ground, Version 2 sailed nearly 200 feet through the air at roughly 11 miles per hour (17 kilometers per hour). With no visible exhaust and no roaring jet or whirling propeller—no moving parts at all, in fact—the aircraft seemed silently animated by an ethereal source. “It was very exciting,” Barrett says. “Then it crashed into the wall, which wasn’t ideal.”
Barrett and his team figured out three main things to make Version 2 work. The first was the ionic wind thruster design. Version 2’s thrusters consist of two rows of long metal strands draped under its sky blue wings. The front row conducts some 40,000 volts of electricity—166 times the voltage delivered to the average house, and enough energy to strip the electrons off ample nitrogen atoms hanging in the atmosphere.
Another innovation Barrett’s team came up with was designing a lightweight but powerful electrical system, Walker notes. Before this aircraft, he says, nobody had created a system that could convert power from a lightweight battery efficiently enough to generate sufficient voltage for the thrusters.
Finally Barrett used a computer model to get the most out of every design element in the aircraft, from the thruster and electrical system designs to the wires that ran through the plane. “The power converter, the battery, the caps and fuselage—everything was optimized,” Barrett says. “The simulations failed all the time. We had to make hundreds of changes.” In the end, they had the triumphant Version 2.
The breakthrough offers a great proof of concept showing ion thrusters can be used on Earth….Propellers and jets are still far more efficient than the ion wind thrusters Barrett demonstrated, making it unlikely that passenger planes would switch over anytime soon. But the thrusters have one key advantage: “There’s no sound generation
If we can overcome our socio-survival obstacles and get ourselves to a good place the future is made nicer by this development. I would venture that although it does require lots and lots of volts, those volts will be forthcoming without too much difficulty. Note to self: gotta read all the articles!
Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green; John McVie; Jeremy Spencer; Mick Fleetwood; Danny Kirwan) in 1969
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