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On The Effectiveness Of Aluminium Foil Helmets

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 16:44:44 -0400
Archived: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 16:44:44 -0400
Subject: On The Effectiveness Of Aluminium Foil Helmets

Source: MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence
        Laboratory - Boston, Massachusetts, USA


17 Feb 2005

On The Effectiveness Of Aluminium Foil Helmets:
An Empirical Study

Ali Rahimi1, Ben Recht, Jason Taylor, Noah Vawter

1: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, MIT.

2: Media Laboratory, MIT.


Among a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as
the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals.
We investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs on
a sample group of four individuals. Using a $250,000 network
analyser, we find that although on average all helmets attenuate
invasive radio frequencies in either directions (either
emanating from an outside source, or emanating from the cranium
of the subject), certain frequencies are in fact greatly
amplified. These amplified frequencies coincide with radio bands
reserved for government use according to the Federal
Communication Commission (FCC). Statistical evidence suggests
the use of helmets may in fact enhance the government's invasive
abilities. We speculate that the government may in fact have
started the helmet craze for this reason.


[More at site, along with images - thanks to Mike Woods for the

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