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October 25, 2005

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Cornelis

I read that this technology could eventualy lead to the creation of particle beamaccelerators that could be small enough to fit on a table but have the energy capacity of an accelerator that used to be a mile long. I am wondering, could this also lead to energy beam weapons (a.k.a. ray-guns)?

Cornelis

I read that this technology could eventualy lead to the creation of particle beam accelerators that could be small enough to fit on a table but have the energy capacity of an accelerator that used to be a mile long. I am wondering, could this also lead to energy beam weapons (a.k.a. ray-guns)?

Caolionn

Cornelis:

There are people working on that (sort of) -
http://qd.typepad.com/13/2005/04/selling_bomb_bu.html

On a more serious note, this technology is not even ready for use in a functioning accelerator, let alone something that would fit on table and be used as a weapon. In its present state and future transitions, I can safely say it has absolutely no weapons application.

Jon

Hello Caolionn, wow, where to begin??? So you think you're behind the 8 ball? Aren't we all in one respect or another, so don't feel alone. And yes, it would be incredible to have all the knowledge of an 80 year old physicist, hell, I'd more than settle too have the knowledge of a 27 year old physicist. But I would bet ya anything that if you asked any 80 year old physicist if they would trade places with you, well, you probably wouldn't get too many declines, or even any hesitations. But is there any real difference between kinetic and potential, well sure, but is either necessarily better than the other? And why limit yourself to knowing only what an old physicist knows. What about throwing in everything an astronomer knows, a biologist knows, a mathematician knows, etc, etc... You never know enough, and you can never know too much. To even have the remote possibility of making any type of contribution to the body of knowledge that exists would be incredible. Even being able to comprehend the mysteries for the universe would be, well, yada, yada, yada, you know the drill... for those for us that don't, please feel free to spiel on. That’s just one spin on things.

m.visaya

from adonis to the fluorescent lamp and some box, so halloweeney; like the now generation haven't been "saved", "freed", or "erred" before... (LUP-733)

Larry G Branch

Your state of mind is akin to men and allowed your efforts to follow their courses with daily efforts of intentions and programs straight from the heart.
I understand you and I don't hate you.
Live long and prosper.

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