Joining John B. Wells, ufologist Bret Lueder discussed his new book of facts, figures, people, and places that make up the scope of modern ufology. A UFO Hunter's Guide encapsulates the entire field of ufology and was produced to help ordinary people make sense of the UFO phenomenon, Lueder explained, noting how the government will likely continue its campaign of misinformation. "Our skies are rife with activity and it's really going to be up to the common person, I think, to bring the answers to the public," he said. Lueder shared his own experiences at James Gilliland's famous UFO ranch in 2006, where he personally witnessed dozens of aerial objects including a giant iridescent-colored rectangular craft hovering near Mt. Adams. Gilliland would flash a signal light toward the objects and the objects appeared to react to the light and signal back, he revealed. It is clear that what people are seeing are not conventional aircraft, rockets, or satellites, but genuine UFOs, Lueder added.
Appearing in the first hour and part of the second, MIT physicist Edward Farhi commented on the science of time travel, such as depicted in the upcoming sci-fi movie, Looper. In the new film, people can travel back and forth through time. According to Farhi, a kind of forward time travel is theoretically possible based on the relative nature of the flow of time. The rate at which a clock runs depends on how fast it is moving, he explained, noting how the effect becomes dramatic at close to the speed of light. A person traveling a near light speed for a year would return to find a hundred years have passed, Farhi added. This would be a one-way trip as the known laws of physics prevent traveling backwards in time, he continued. A time machine capable of travel into the past would require half the mass of the universe to operate and once it was switched on would terminate the universe before the journey could begin, he revealed.
News segment guest David Seaman provided an update on National Defense Authorization Act.
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a way to use sound waves to levitate droplets of liquid. Acoustic pressure from a device that produces sound waves at frequencies just above the audible range (around 22kHz) essentially cancels the effect of gravity on light objects. It is hoped the technique could aid in developing new drugs better able to be absorbed by the body. Info and video at NBCNews.com.
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