Hello, just popping in for a minute to share with you the crude drawing I came up with to illustrate the spaceship I dreamt about last night and a time before. I’ll remind you that I just draw and write “as it comes” and this is what came to me this morning as I tried to put the ship to paper. I am not sure what the message of “lines and bubbles” means but someone does. As you can see there is the main body of ship and what came to me about the propulsion questions was the power of sound…very “Dune” right?! The image that came to my mind is one of those old saws they use to cut down trees and the sound it makes when it bends….the “wobble and warbling” sound – like the original Star Trek music – can you hear it? I’m not a scientist but I am a keen observer and “experiencer” of things that make the world go and exploring this makes sense to me. There has to be a way to generate energy that doesn’t harm anyone or anything….as of now…most every form of energy devised and harvested both helps and harms. What if, don’t laugh now, “The Sound of Music” is a possible solution to this shared problem? I am certain it has been or is yet being explored and I suspect we are on to something. We need a “sound” that doesn’t harm and can generate enough sound wave energy to launch a ship.
Apparently many people have learned how to play music on this tool instead of cutting down trees with them!
Scientists harness power of sound waves to levitate and move objects in air 4 January 2014, 2:05 pm EST By Alex Saltarin Tech Times
Practical levitation is something that has been eluding scientists for decades. However, a recent development in Tokyo may help bring practical levitation out of science fiction and into reality.
Scientists from the University of Tokyo have succeeded in creating a levitation rig that utilizes the power of sound, specifically ultrasonic standing waves, to levitate and suspend small objects in midair. While levitating small objects has been done before using a variety of methods such as magnetism, the recent Tokyo experiment has succeeded in actually moving the suspended objects around in a controlled fashion.
Like magnetic levitation, sound-based levitation has also been around for a while. However, previous experiments involved the use of in-line speakers that reflect sound off of a sound-reflecting surface to levitate objects. The recent experiment uses a very different approach. Instead of using speakers arranged in a straight line, the Tokyo-based scientists use four speaker arrays all facing each other. Since the speakers are arranged in this manner, the sounds emanating from the array converge into a single “ultrasonic focal point.” It is this focal point that allows the scientists to manipulate the suspended objects. By moving the focal point left to right and up or down, the scientists were also able to move the suspended objects. This is accomplished by varying the output of each speaker.
“In the present study, we considered extended acoustic manipulation whereby millimetre-sized particles were levitated and moved three-dimensionally by localised ultrasonic standing waves, which were generated by ultrasonic phased arrays,” said the team in a published report. “Our manipulation system has two original features. One is the direction of the ultrasound beam, which is arbitrary because the force acting toward its centre is also utilised. The other is the manipulation principle by which a localised standing wave is generated at an arbitrary position and moved three-dimensionally by opposed and ultrasonic phased arrays.”