Post by serg271
"It demonstrates that a superconductive gyroscope is capable of
generating a powerful gravitomagnetic field, and is therefore the
gravitational counterpart of the magnetic coil. Depending on further
confirmation, this effect could form the basis for a new technological
domain, which would have numerous applications in space and other
high-tech sectors" says de Matos. Although just 100 millionths of the
acceleration due to the Earth's gravitational field, the measured field
is a surprising one hundred million trillion times larger than
Einstein's General Relativity predicts. "
"The electromagnetic properties of superconductors are explained in
quantum theory by assuming that force-carrying particles, known as
photons, gain mass. By allowing force-carrying gravitational particles,
known as the gravitons, to become heavier, they found that the
unexpectedly large gravitomagnetic force could be modelled. "
Any comments ?
2) Gravity Probe B was two pairs of anti-parallel superconductive
4300 rpm gyroscopes free falling in a 0.7742 rpm housing. No major
anomaly vs. housing or reference star was detected over 352 days of
free fall. It was DESIGNED to look for gravitomagnetic effects with
extraordinary sensitivity and minimal background fuzz. "one hundred
million trillion times larger than Einstein's General Relativity
predicts" would have been noticed by the grad students.
3) Binary pulsars orbit to General Relativity specs within
observational error. Pairs of 1.4 solar mass superconductng gyroscopes
with equatorial surface velocities of 20% lightspeed bearing huge
magnetic fields (10^8 tesla) and observed over months give no
"one hundred million trillion times larger than Einstein's General
Relativity predicts" would have emerged from collected and analyzed
4) Gravitons are a mathematical fabrication. There is no empirical
evidence that gravitons inhabit physical reality.
5) If the boojum was a nice clean precision-manufactured niobium
stannide supercon, then the report has possible credence. If the
supercon was YBCO, the report is probably crap at face value. High
temp ceramic supercons are notorious for spurious effects.
Anybody gainsaying General Relativity had best demonstrate an
unambiguous reproducible falsification. If an unallied group builds
its own a apparatus and observes the anomaly with a different (BCS)
supercon, that is convincing.
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