The following guest post was submitted by Billy Jackson
Only a few times in history are we given the privilege of witnessing true greatness. Inventors, Scientist, and Engineers toil away developing and expounding on the technologies that improve the quality of our lives. These few but exceptional individuals are the engine that drives the foundation of our modern world.
For many their accomplishments will only be remembered in history. Their names all but forgotten we continue to benefit from their knowledge, and inventions. From the miniscule paperclip rescuing us from the clutter of an office desk, to the concrete used in nearly every modern building and roadway, the printing press which brings us word of events both near and far. These are but a few of the many inventions that touch our lives on a daily basis.
Yet among these faceless masses who have provided us with so much, there walk giants. Ben Franklin credited with the discovery of electricity, Along with the later work of Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla brought us out of the darkness and set our world a light. The Wright brothers through sheer courage and undaunted will in the face of repeated discouragements gave us the skies.
Through the Manhattan Project: Robert Oppenheimer, David Bohm. Leo Szilard, Eugene Wigner, Otto Frisch, Rudolf Peierls, Felix Bloch, Niels Bohr, Emilio Segre, James Franck, Enrico Fermi , Klaus Fuchs and Edward Teller, ushered us into the Nuclear Age. Finally Albert Einstein changed how we view our universe, and Wernher von Braun showed us that we could leave the earthly bounds of our home.
This small, but powerful list of contributing individuals are here for a reason. We may soon add another name that potentially, might just surpass them all. Andrea Rossi, an Italian inventor has created a Low Energy Nuclear Device [LENR] that very well may crack the academic stigma that has repressed Cold Fusion research since the 1989 announcement by Pons and Fleischmann.
The last few years the e-cat has faced challenges from the established scientific community as to its validity. Despite repeated challenges to test results, objectivity, and repeated rejection of evidence, Andrea Rossi has submitted his device for peer review. For the last several months a number of scientist, engineers, and specialists in the industry have studied the device and its effects in an effort to dissect its inner workings. That review is now imminent, to be published i in the next few weeks.
With this level of energy gain we achieve boosts to efficiencies in: Vertical Farming, Desalinization. Manufacturing, Traveling, Construction and more. Yet the most excitable thing is yet to come. with a fuel source whose weight is negligible yet lasts 6 months or more (the limit of the current round of testing) utilizing an electric based propulsion we gain the ability to sustain constant acceleration via space travel.
Constant acceleration is notable for several reasons:
It is a fast form of travel. When ergonomics are considered, they are the fastest form of interplanetary and interstellar travel.
Constant acceleration creates its own artificial gravity to the benefit of passengers, who may thus be spared from having to deal with the effects of microgravity.
As an example using existing technology (short burn then coast) a trip to Mars would take 8+ months. Using constant acceleration and aiming at a point where Mars will be when we arrive. The time would be cut down to between 1.7 to 4.5 DAYS. As the humble opinion of this amateur writer, I submit that despite all of the above, Mr Rossi has potentially given us more than just greater efficiencies in energy. He very well may have given our children a pathway to the stars.
Neil Armstrong spoke with nearly half a billion people watching as he stepped from the lunar lander : “That’s one small step for man one giant leap for mankind.” Mr. Rossi if your test results are positive as rumored. you may well have just taught us to fly.