Professor of electrical engineering, Bart Kosko discussed the latest research and technology that could improve protective body armor, as well as other products, by utilizing new nanomaterials.
Kosko said nano-weaves (created from nanotubes) could be used to enhance body armor. He pointed out that current body armor cannot stop high-powered rifle bullets, and even when the armor prevents a bullet from penetrating, the damage sustained by a human wearing it can often be fatal. Kosko equated being shot by a .45 caliber bullet while wearing body armor to getting hit with a baseball at 90 MPH on an unprotected chest. He indicated that "smart" nanofiber body armor would one day be able to adapt to conditions placed on it and adjust accordingly to protect its wearer.
Kosko also talked about potential "super acids" that could be programmed for the selective destruction of matter, dissovling one part of an object while leaving other parts unaffected. When asked about fear of runaway nanobots, or "gray goo," Kosko said the senario is "a little far-fetched" mainly because the required chain reaction would be difficult to initiate and sustain.
The Time Gate
Eight years ago, scientists conducted investigations in Antarctica that led to the discovery of "the time gate" phenomenon. According to a March 14, 2004 article published by Pravda.Ru(1):
"US physicist Mariann McLein told the researchers noticed some spinning gray fog in the sky over the pole on January 27 which they believed to be just ordinary sandstorm. However, the gray fog did not change the form and did not move in the course of time. The researchers decided to investigate the phenomenon and launched a weather balloon with equipment capable to register the wind speed, the temperature and the air moisture. But the weather balloon soared upwards and immediately disappeared."
"In a little while, the researchers brought the weather balloon back to the ground with the help of a rope attached to it before. They were extremely surprised to see that a chronometer set in the weather balloon displayed the date of January 27, 1965, the same day 30 years ago. The experiment was repeated several times after the researchers found out the equipment was in good repair. But each time the watch was back it displayed the past time..." Read more here(2).