Ancient Technology

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Could this experiment ever work ?
http://server6.hypermart.net/netasys/ [Broken]

Im going to take over the world in a flying Vimana muahaha :)
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Even better has anybody tried this ?
 
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I'm not sure if the "Mercury Vortex Experiment" would work or not, but I have to wonder about the directions, such as:
-What is the volume of the beaker used?
-How much is 5% of this unmentioned volume?
-How thick should the bottom copper plate be? (And should it have the same surface area as the bottom of the beaker?)
-How thick should the top copper plate be?
-How much voltage should you apply to "charge the beaker capacitor via a DC power source"?
-Does it matter what direction you stir the mercury?
-How much mercury vapor is produced when the charge is applied?
-What exactly does it mean that "This experiment could be very dangerous?"

I would catagorize anything on this site or it's links as "highly questionable".
For example, the anti-gravity theories, the free energy motor, etc.
 
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I agree there is alot of missing specifications of the experiment ( assuming it has ever been carried out that is ) and the general content of the site is highly dubious.

Maybe MagnetoHydroDynamics (MHD) could give a clue? Whatever probably the only way to know for sure is to experiment.
 
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Originally posted by J-Man
BTW, this website has better "Ancient Technology" invented by a guy called Hero.

http://www.history.rochester.edu/steam/hero/
lol great stuff I want 'An Altar Organ blown by manual Labour' preferably powered by my boss :)
 
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-What exactly does it mean that "This experiment could be very dangerous?"
I don't know if this is their reason or not, but it should be noted that handling mercury can lead to irreversable nerve damage (the phrase "mad as a hatter" came from insane behavior produced in people involved in using mercury nitrate in the making of felt hats).
 
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Something that might interest you, an ancient lost civilization, possibly the oldest in the world, has been found submerged off the west cost of India. It is supposed to be 9500 years old, based on carbon dating of teeth, and artifacts found on the site.

Archaeologists are hedging on the date, siting the limitations of the carbon dating technique. Also, if this age is correct, it totaly changes archaeology because this site would predate all other known civilizations by about 4500 to 5000 years.

Here is a BBC story about the find.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/1923794.stm
 
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Originally posted by Artman
I don't know if this is their reason or not, but it should be noted that handling mercury can lead to irreversable nerve damage (the phrase "mad as a hatter" came from insane behavior produced in people involved in using mercury nitrate in the making of felt hats).
Yeah I would not attempt this without a lab :(
 
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site about this

this is a much more serious site

peter-thomson.com.uk

seems like he replicated the experiment
 
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