I tried exposing Eli to as many new experiences as possible. In 2004 I took him to Mexico. He was astonished by the poverty and the conditions that the indigenous people live under. But while in Mexico he was allowed to drive a quad on the beach. He loved it. When he got a chance to go to the Philippines last year, he jumped at it.
Having established the details of the Nazi Bell experiment and the probability that the Nazis sought to engineer a puspaka, one might question whether there is, ” …. power latent in the mercury… ” as described in the Samaranyana Sutradhara.
Hg is the modern chemical symbol for mercury. The element was named after the Roman god Mercury, known for speed and mobility. Interestingly, the god Mercury was depicted with wings on his feet. The element mercury is unique among the elements in many ways.
Arguably, the most important discovery of the 20th century was the discovery of superconductivity. It was discovered in 1911 by Heike Onnes while studying the electrical resistance of solid mercury at cryogenic temperatures using the recently discovered liquid helium as a refrigerant. At a temperature of 4.2 K he observed that the electrical resistance suddenly disappeared. For his discovery he was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1913.
In 1993 Dr. Ulker Onbasli at the University of Colorado and a team of scientists in Zurich, Switzerland simultaneously synthesised ceramic superconductors with the highest transition temperatures, the world record of 138 K . The superconductors are composed of mercuric-cuprates.
The attributes of superconductivity include exactly zero electrical resistance, the exclusion of the interior magnetic field and superfluidity. An electrical current flowing in a loop of superconducting wire can persist indefinitely with no power source. The exclusion of an interior magnetic field (Meissner Effect) causes a magnet suspended above a superconductive disk to levitate. Superfluidity allows liquids to overcome the force of gravity and friction.
As a propulsion devise the vaporized form of mercury can be used in a mesoparticle accelerator. It was proposed by G. Landis in 1989 to allow accelerated mercury atoms to coalesce into droplets en route. In 1996 Bishop proposed the “Starseed/Launcher” accelerator. By ganging many thousands of these devices together, several grams per second can be fired in nearly continuous, collimated matter beams, at speeds from a few meters per second, to some fraction of lightspeed. The receiver on board the spacecraft may be as simple as a pusher plate or may incorporate particle ionization and magnetic mirroring (Singer 1980).
I have a physicist friend who is a manager for Project Prometheus at JPL/NASA in Pasadena. The goal of the project is to drop a probe into the icy surface of Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter believed to have oceans beneath the ice that may harbor life. On board the spacecraft will be a nuclear reactor and an ion propulsion engine. An ion engine is an electric system that obtains the highest degree of conversion of electric power into trust. The gas used to propel this type of engine can be the vaporized form of mercury.
Indeed, “By means of the power latent in mercury which sets the driving whirlwind in motion, a man sitting inside may travel a great distance in the sky,” is not only possible, but actually in use today. This raises a knotty question. How in the heck were authors of ancient Indian texts able to describe a useful spacecraft so accurately? A lucky guess by dozens of authors, coincidence or were their gods actually aliens? Either way, it makes an excellent foundation for disinformation.