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Hal Fox, Editor NEN

From: NEN, Vol. 4, No. 12, April 1997, p. 9.
New Energy News (NEN) copyright 1997 by Fusion Information Center, Inc.
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A century ago nearly all scientists believed in an energetic aether. The famous Michelson-Morley experiment was incorrectly interpreted and most scientists during the 1900s changed to believe that there is no aether. Michelson and Gale showed in the later 1920s that there was evidence for an aether but their experiment did not get into the science mainstream. The big question now is: What scientific evidence do we have that there is an energetic aether?

We would like to compile a list of experiments that show there is an aether, zero-point-energy, zero-point fluctuations, energetic space-time continuum, or whatever label you care to use. Please mail or fax us your suggestions as to what should be included.

Here are some examples:

The Rowe Effect - where hydrogen is produced by explosions [1].

The Aspden Effect - where rotational inertia is stored by rotating magnets (maybe by all rotating mass) [2].

The production of Torsion Fields [3].

The Casimir Force [4].

Sonoluminescence [5].

The Shoulders Effect where high-density charge clusters appear to maintain their energy even while emitting energy [6].


[1] Paul E. Rowe, "Hydrogen Gas From Vacuum, parts I & II," J. of New Energy, vol 1, no 2, Summer 1996, pp 108-115, 19 refs. Dubbed the "Rowe Effect".

[2] Harold Aspden, "Discovery of Virtual Inertia," New Energy News, vol 2, no 10, Feb 1995, pp 1-2. See also Hal Fox, "The Aspden Effect," pp 2-3.

[3] A.E. Akimov & G.I. Shipov, "Torsion Fields and their Experimental Manifestation," Proc. of the Internat. Scientific Conf. on New Ideas in Natural Sciences (St. Petersburg, Russia, 1966), compiled by Anatoly P. Smirnov and Alexander V. Frolov, c1996.

[4] Julian Schwinger, "Casimir light: The source," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, vol 90, pp 2105-6, March 1993, Physics.

[5] R. Hiller & S. Putterman, "Observations of Isotope Effects in Sonoluminescence," Phys. Rev. Letters, vol 75, no 19, 6 Nov 1995, pp 3549-51.

[6] Kenneth R. Shoulders, "Energy Conversion Using High Charge Density," U.S. Patent 5,018,180, issued May 21, 1991. See also: Kenneth R. Shoulders, EV, A Tale of Discovery, c1987, published and available from the author, P.O. Box 243, Bodega, CA 94922-0243.

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