Dr. James (Jim) Benford, Friday, 9-27-13 September 28, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " sailships, "Starship Century, Alpha Centauri B, beam power, Dr. James (Jim) Benford, extraterrestrial intelligence, Factor L, faster than light travel, Fermi Paradox, high power microwave systems, Icarus Interstellar, interstellar travel, Light Sail, Microwave Sciences, nuclear propulsion, photons., science fiction, solar sail., solar technology, space based weapons, space time, Voyager, worm holes
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Dr. James (Jim) Benford, Friday, 9-27-13
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Guest: Dr. James (Jim) Benford. Topics: Sailships, “Starship Century,” interstellar travel, Fermi Paradox & more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm.
We welcomed Dr. James (Jim) Benford to the program to discuss his book (he was the co-editor) “Starship Century,” and his chapter, Sailships, plus his editing of the book. During our first segment of this 1 hour 26 minute discussion, Dr. Benford introduced us to Microwave Power Beaming, sailships, solar sails, terrestrial beamed power, in-space beamed power and more. We talked about microwave beaming as a possible space weapon, the storage of beamed energy, and the use of the millimeter band width for beamed power. Also in our first segment, we talked about possible time lines for development for interstellar travel. In this discussion, our guest used Alpha Centauri B as a reference point. Propulsion in general was discussed with a thumbs down for chemical rockets for doing anything like what we were talking about in this segment. Listeners asked questions as to why interstellar travel was important at this time given it is so far into the future.
In our second segment, we talked about his goals in editing the book and the fact that if it is bought through the book’s website, www.starshipcentury.com, the proceeds are donated to legitimate interstellar organizations and research. Jim listed several of the organizations being considered for receiving such proceeds and interestingly, most if not all have been guests on The Space Show over the years. Dr. Benford mentioned conferences and the Arthur C. Clarke Center at UCSD. We then talked about the Fermi Paradox and factor L as to the probabilities of finding intelligent life someplace other than Earth. Faster Than Light Travel was a discussion topic, Jim was asked what his non-space friends thought of his microwave beam power work and interstellar travel. A listener asked about students in these subject, particularly in the UK and the US.
If you have comments or questions, post them on The Space Show blog. You can reach Dr. Benford through his website, www.jamesbenford.com.
Dr. John Brandenburg, Tuesday, 11-22-11 November 23, 2011Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: "Beyond Einstein's Unified Field: Gravity & Electro-Magnetism Redefined." GEM Unification Theory, 2 particle paradigm, 22 dimensions, 5th dimension, advanced space propulsion, Albert Einstein, alternative cosmologies, anti-gravity propulsion, Big Bang, Big G., Cern, cosmic scale, cosmology, Dr. John Brandenburg, electromagnetic field, ether, faster than light neutrinos, fusion power, Gravitational Constant, gravity-EM, Kaluza-Klein baryo genesis, nuclear physics, OPERA, Planck Scale, plasma astrophysics, Popov ghosts, portable nuclear power, quantum mechanics, quantum physics, quantum vacuum, radiation pressure, Sakharov, space time, string theory, tachyons, Tesla, Tesla Vortex, Thorium, Thorium reactors, Unified field, uranium, virtual particles, Zero Point Fluctuation
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Dr. John Brandenburg, Tuesday, 11-22-11
Guest: Dr. John Brandenburg. Topics: We discussed his new book, the GEM Unification Theory, gravity, propulsion and more. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. The Space Show/OGLF is now engaged in its annual fundraising drive. Please check out our appeal at http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/space-show-2011-fundraising-campaign. We welcomed Dr. John Brandenburg back to the program to discuss his new book, “Beyond Einstein’s Unified Field: Gravity & Electro-Magnetism Redefined.” I urge you read his paper published in the Journal of Cosmology. “A Derivation of the Newton Gravitation Constant and the Proton Mass From The GEM Unification Theory of Baryo-Genesis” at http://journalofcosmology.com/JoC17pdfs/brandenburg2.pdf. Dr. Brandenburg & I have been friends for a very long time & our discussions are informal, sometimes meandering, & always great fun. At times this discussion was heavy into the physic so do bear with us. In segment one, Dr. Brandenburg said that the GEM theory was a “theory of most stuff.” He referred to the Gravitational Constant & the Planck Scale as well as the Middle Scale throughout the discussion. He provided the groundwork relating to Einstein and quantum mechanics, hidden dimensions, string theory, the 5th dimension, electro-magnetism & gravity theory. He also referenced many times over the Kaluza-Klein theory & work by Sakharov. An early question asked our guest to explain why there were different intensities of gravity on different planets. Dr. Brandenburg talked about Big G, all matter being electromagnetic at the molecular level & ratios (with Earth) used to predict the surface gravity of a planet made of rock. In our second segment, Dr. Brandenburg went into more detail about his GEM theory which is also referred to as the Grandis et Medianis theory. The Big Bang was discussed as well as what happened in the second before the Big Bang. He also talked about string theory & its relationship to the GEM Theory. A listener asked about the recent faster than light neutrino experiments. The experiment named OPERA was very simple & basic & most interesting. In discussing this experiment & its results, he introduced us to tachyons which prompted a call from listener John in Atlanta & they spent some time discussing the physics of the GEM theory & what it might mean for propulsion. To simplify this review, we now move forward to the need for portable fusion power & using gravity modification for space transportation. While optimistic for gravity modification, Dr. Brandenburg was blunt in saying that without portable nuclear power, even with gravity modification, we would not leave the atmosphere & we would continue using big chemical rockets. Don’t miss this discussion. We talked more about string theory & dimensions & then a listener asked about parallel dimensions. Dr. Brandenburg had much to say on this topic as well. Near the end of our two hour discussion, I asked our guest about his next book & this opened up a different discussion line. Dr. Brandenburg is going to write about science, religion, the Middle East, Israel, ancient history, Greece, the Roman Empire & metaphysics before physics! Look for him to be a guest on the show about this one. We ended our show talking about thorium, thorium reactors, why thorium cannot be used for weapons, & natural nuclear events in Africa & on Mars which he discussed in detail when he was last on The Space Show. Post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog URL above. John can be emailed using email@example.com.