A Patent Review at NewScientist
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Anti-gravity Not So Crazy After All
It is now nearly 10 years since Henry Wallace was granted a pair of US patents (3 626 605 and 3 626 606) on what was initially written off as a crazy science fiction notion—a machine to generate an anti-gravity field. But in the interim, Professor Eric Laithwaite of Imperial College, London, has achieved both fame and notoriety by arriving independently at a similar theory.
According to Wallace's patents, bodies made of carefully chosen materials generate an "energy field" when placed in rapid relative motion. This field is not electromagnetic and was christened by the inventor as a "kinemassic forcefield". If the kinemassic field is made to undulate, a secondary gravitational field is produced which can "neutralise" gravity.
In one kinemassic machine a pair of wheels of brass alloy, like giroscopes,
are mounted in close-fitting air gaps between massive structural supports formed from steel.
The wheels are driven to a high speed of rotation by jets of compressed air or nitrogen.
The inventor claims that, at speeds of about 20 000 revs/min, polarisation of the spin nuclei of the alloyed metal occurs.
If one wheel is balanced on a knife edge, it will start to oscillate under the influence of the other.
If the spinning wheels are rotated about another axis, a secondary gravitational field is created which reduces the wheels' weight.
If a sufficiently strong field is created, it can generate localised areas of gravitational shielding and thus provide an effective propulsion force.
Although the Wallace patents were initially ignored as cranky, observers believe that his invention is now under serious but secret investigation by the military authorities in the US. The militarymay now regret that the patents have already been granted and so are available for anyone to read.