Terahertz, TSA (Transportation Security Administration)
A long ago debunked science reintroduced as new by the back door.
‘The Truth About Terahertz’ spectrum.ieee.org says: “Anyone hoping to exploit this promising region of the electromagnetic spectrum must confront its very daunting physics.“
There is a gulf of contrast between what engineers expect of the technology and the highly optimistic expectations of science. Also interesting is the seeming blindness of the history, Wiki fails to mention it at all (See below):
sciencedirect.com: “This is such a new field that researchers around the world race to build the first practical system. It resolves many of the questions left unanswered by complementary techniques, such as optical imaging, Raman and infrared.” (Well, no, it’s far from being new)
bioprepwatch.com: “Another piece of technology NJIT researchers have been working with are terahertz rays. Terahertz technology was isolated about 15 years ago, but its uses until recently have been limited. Terahertz waves operate similarly to X-rays and microwaves but are on a different bandwidth. NJIT physicist John Federici told NJ.com that one of the advantages of terahertz technology is that it can scan objects and people without any radiation threat. The rays, however, are still capable of detecting hidden materials like explosives and chemicals in amounts as small as parts per billion.”
But Terahertz radiation was well-known in the 1930’s
Journal of Borderland Science (March-April 1989), page 5:
Dr. Paul E. Dobler of Heilbronn, Germany discovered that turbulent water emits powerful bursts of energy in the millimeter electronic wave band. Turbulent motion of water generates millions of vortexes which act as energy transmitters. This energy waveband was once called the X-band by physicists as it included the range from the infrared light band to the edge of the microwave radio band. It was called the X-band because no one could differentiate specific frequencies in this band. These energies have very interesting properties.
Dr. Dobler discovered that energies in this waveband could cause certain metallic crystals to emit photons of light which will expose certain types of chromatic film. *Dr. Dobler made interferometers, resonators, and other devices that could accurately measure the wavelengths emitted by water. He was also able to measure millimeter wavelengths that are emitted by crystals and magnets. The exact techniques used by Dobler are described in his two books: Biophysikalische Untersuchungen uber Stralung der Materie, Wunchelrute, Elecktrische Wellen (Biophysical Experiments on the Radiation of matter, Divining Rods, Electric Waves, 1939) and Physickalischer und Photographischer machweis de Erdstrahlen Losung des Problems der Wunschelrute (Physical and Photographic Proof of Radiation from the Earth, 1934). Unfortunately this great scientist’s work was lost for many years due to the destruction of scientific libraries in Germany during WWII.
These waves were also photographed in 1898 by Dr Gustav LeBon in France. His experiments are described in his masterpiece, The Evolution of Matter (1909). Dr. LeBon used energized zinc sulfide plates to make these photographs. When zinc sulfide is exposed to bright light it glows in the dark. When it is exposed to infrared and millimeter waves, these waves extinguish the photon emission of the zinc plate. By focusing these waves by means of special devices, photographs can be taken through walls. Both LeBon and Dobler were able to demonstrate the power of these waves to penetrate all physical matter such as wood, earth and stones. These waves are, however, powerfully absorbed by water… Dr Paul Dobler’s German Patent DE698496
Gustave LeBon Wiki
During 1896 he reported observing a new kind of radiation, which he termed “black light” (not the same as what people call black light today), though it was later discovered not to exist.” (Until the 1930’s and again recently, but the following may be the reason?)…
“His book The Evolution of Matter was very popular in France (having twelve editions), and though some of its ideas — notably that all matter was inherently unstable and was constantly and slowly transforming into luminiferous ether — were used by some physicists of the time (including Henri Poincaré), his specific formulations were not given much consideration.
An extract from a rejected (debunked) book by Le Bon:
Dr. Gustave LeBon The Evolution of Forces The International Scientific Series
D. Appleton and Company ~ New York ~ 1908
“The first of the three categories of radiations enumerated being identical with the cathode rays and radioactive emissions, it would be useless now to give them a special name. I shall therefore only designate by the name of Black Light: (1) the invisible radiations, totally unknown before my researches, emitted by certain phosphorescent bodies; and (2) the radiations of great wavelength, belonging to the infrared part of the spectrum. This region has been known for a long time, but the majority of its properties have been ignored. It was not suspected before my researches that these radiations passed through a great number of bodies, allowed instantaneous photography in the dark, and possessed very special physiological actions.” http://www.rexresearch.com/lebonfor/evforp2.htm#p2b4ch1
And again some misinformation from Wiki:-
The first images generated using terahertz radiation date from the 1960s; however, in 1995, images generated using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy generated a great deal of interest, and sparked a rapid growth in the field of terahertz science and technology. This excitement, along with the associated coining of the term “T-rays”, even showed up in a contemporary novel by Tom Clancy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terahertz_radiation