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Old 15th February 2012, 04:00 PM   #21
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I also know that there is a great deal that we don't know. By definition every great advancement mankind has ever made has come from wackos.... those who believed something the majority didn't. That's the way science works.
Yes, because nobody explained to the inventor that it can't work.
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Old 15th February 2012, 04:03 PM   #22
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I also know that there is a great deal that we don't know. By definition every great advancement mankind has ever made has come from wackos.... those who believed something the majority didn't. That's the way science works.
It certainly isn't. I would not describe Newton, Heisenberg, Einstein, Dirac, Feynman as wackos.

A TV repairman might know a bit more about electrons than a shoe salesman (or an audio salesman) but probably not enough to do much more than repair TVs. One of the things I have discovered in recent years is just how little about how antennas really work is understood by some professional antenna engineers - they get by on experience and rules of thumb. That is why issues such as alleged Chu-Wheeler limit violating antennas excite much debate among both practitioners and academics (with both appearing on both sides if the debate).
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Old 15th February 2012, 04:14 PM   #23
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BTW a TV repairman will certainly have a BETTER idea about quantum theory than an account executive or shoe salesman.
I'm done.
Not necesarily, a TV repair man needs to know nothing about quantum theory (and there are probably more than a couple shoe salesmen with physics degrees). Just like some one who fixes and installs RF electronics dosnt need to know anything about antenna design. Instead of telling us how great your knowledge is (dosnt impress people here), try showing us with some facts (equations, numbers) that are correct (not like your last attempt) You know, physics.
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Old 15th February 2012, 04:21 PM   #24
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By definition every great advancement mankind has ever made has come from wackos...
Thats just wrong. Maxwell, Hawking, Newton, Fermi etc etc etc.
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Old 15th February 2012, 04:43 PM   #25
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They are all wackos to some degree.

Edison tried over 10,000 materials to before settling on his choice of filaments for the light bulb. Clearly he was ADD and quite capable at hyper-focusing.

Consider the limited coupling of a single wire to radio waves, where the only improvement is in length.

If you pictured it in the "traditional" transformer context, it's weaknesses are obvious.

Think of how a crystal radio works, using a capacitors resonance to it's advantage, now scale this down and paint it on.

I don't think it "extends" the range so much as it "improves" the coupling of the device with RF waves.
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Old 15th February 2012, 05:05 PM   #26
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Edison wasn't a scientist of any sort, nor did he make any scientific discoveries. Not even vaguely a wacko, more like the Steve Jobs of his time. So, not a great example.

Wackos who did make great discoveries (but also did loony stuff) would certainly include Newton, Brian Josephson, and Nikolai Tesla.
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Some comments from a bystander...
The claims are virtually unanimously thought to be hyperbolic. They do sound fishy to me, but I lack the knowledge to dismiss them outright.
thaumaturge stated "wackos.... those who believed something the majority didn't" so it's more than a bit unfair to subtly change the definition to refute the statement.
If the claims regarding submarine communications are true, the military(ies) would be all over this. I do know enough to know that using "sub comm" and "50MHz" in the same sentence is a laugher.
Rather than extending transmission range, I tend to think the practical application would be to enable an existing range using much less power. I don't recall seeing this even briefly mentioned. Also fishy.
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Old 15th February 2012, 06:54 PM   #28
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Default fishy the underwater stuff

maybe it's FER technology
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Old 15th February 2012, 08:31 PM   #29
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FEC.Acronyms?
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Old 15th February 2012, 09:00 PM   #30
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So how hard would it be to make nano scale capacitors if you don't care about precision?

Materials Today - Nanoscale capacitors pack in the power
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