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Re: Silver Veils, Technobabble, And Delusion

From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 22:15:13 -0400
Fwd Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 04:37:03 -0400
Subject: Re: Silver Veils, Technobabble, And Delusion

>>From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>Subject: Re: Silver Veils, Technobabble, And Delusion
>>Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 20:45:30 -0400

>>>Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 07:05:11 -0600
>>>From: Robert A.M. Stephens <sti3818@montana.com>
>>>To: UFO Updates Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>>Subject: Re: Silver Veils, Technobabble, And Delusion

>>>Silver Veil/Femptophoton Technology and faster than light
>>>registration is available for viewing at:


>>>Begin here:


>>If anyone cares to look.

>>I looked. It's a big site, with links to all kinds of physics
>>research being done at Berkeley. I poked around for 20 minutes
>>or so, and couldn't find the references you mentioned. A web
>>search for "femptophoton" came up empty. One for "Silver Veil"
>>retrieved your own interview with Peter Gersten, but nothing

>>Would you give us a specific web page to look at -- the one
>>where the reference actually occurs?

>It is a big site.

>go here:


Very interesting page here about some advanced issues in beam

No femptophotons. Lots of talk about femtoseconds, defined as

"A femtosecond is a millionth of a billionth (or one
quadrillionth) of a second. To appreciate the brevity of such an
increment, consider that a femtosecond is to one econd what one
second is to 30 million years. At room temperature, almost
everything in nature vibrates to a femtosecond beat. If you want
to study this motion, you need femtosecond pulses of light."

This webpage describes proposed experiments to produce x-ray
pulses whose length is measured in femotseconds. This requires
techniques not yet developed: "Producing femtosecond x-ray
pulses will be a tricky proposition in itself. Detecting these
pulses could be even trickier. There are special cameras that
can detect picosecond x-rays, but nothing for the femtosecond

There's nothing about speeds faster than light. At the end,
there's a bit about high-energy acceleration:

"Sessler's TBA would feature two parallel beams of electrons.
One would be an intense but low-energy beam (maybe 3000 amps at
10 MeV) that could be used either for an amplifier FEL or for a
relativistic klystron, devices capable of extracting powerful
microwaves from relativistic electrons. These microwave beams
would then be used to accelerate the second electron beam to
energies of trillions of electron volts.

"'The steep accelerating gradient of the TBA would make it 10
times more energetic than accelerators of the same length are
now,' says Sessler."

I take this to mean very rapid acceleration, or acceleration to
a state of great energy. But not acceleration to speeds faster
than light.

Greg Sandow

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