Patents for solar photovoltaic generators were subject to review and possible restriction if the photovoltaics were more than 20% efficient. Energy conversion systems were likewise subject to review and possible restriction if they offered conversion efficiencies “in excess of 70-80%.”
The Federation of American Scientists has published an extremely important article entitled Invention Secrecy Still Going Strong. It comes from a mainstream organization and corroborates information The Orion Project has presented. We are constantly asked, “If better energy systems exist, why are they not available for public use?” The following article addresses one reason: The systematic suppression of energy inventions by abuse of the national security provisions of U.S. law. This means that thousands of inventions have been suppressed- and more than that number through national security orders not issued via the patent process. This is why the Orion Project has a specific strategy to develop and bring out to the public such energy inventions: One that stands up to these abuses. With your help we can do it!
Source: FAS Project on Government Secrecy;
October 21st, 2010 by Steven Aftergood
There were 5,135 inventions that were under secrecy orders at the end of Fiscal Year 2010, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office told Secrecy News last week. It’s a 1% rise over the year before, and the highest total in more than a decade.
Under the Invention Secrecy Act of 1951, patent applications on new inventions can be subject to secrecy orders restricting their publication if government agencies believe that disclosure would be “detrimental to the national security.”
The current list of technology areas that is used to screen patent applications for possible restriction under the Invention Secrecy Act is not publicly available and has been denied under the Freedom of Information Act. (An appeal is pending.) But a previous list dated 1971 and obtained by researcher Michael Ravnitzky is available.
Most of the listed technology areas are closely related to military applications. But some of them range more widely.
The 1971 list indicates that patents for solar photovoltaic generators were subject to review and possible restriction if the photovoltaics were more than 20% efficient. Energy conversion systems were likewise subject to review and possible restriction if they offered conversion efficiencies “in excess of 70-80%.”
One may fairly ask if disclosure of such technologies could really have been “detrimental to the national security,” or whether the opposite would be closer to the truth. One may further ask what comparable advances in technology may be subject to restriction and non-disclosure today. But no answers are forthcoming, and the invention secrecy system persists with no discernible external review.
Energy saving work being sabotaged!
May 13, 2010
For the past two years, The Orion Project has worked to raise funds to build a facility where we can bring scientists and inventors together in a peaceful type of Manhattan Project for energy – to develop new sources of energy that will get us off the fossil fuel economy. We have also worked to identify scientists and inventors capable of this work. For the past hundred years, scientists such as Nicola Tesla have worked on such devices. The fact that many have tried, and we are still using predominantly fossil fuels – the same fuels used in the 1800s – can be illustrated by our recent experience.
We reported last December that we had under contract a very talented scientist who wanted to work with us. Because he still is doing work for a private company that is linked to the Intelligence Community, he preferred working with his identity concealed. A side note is that he had agreed to work with us in the fall of 2008. At that time, he met with the Board of Directors and took a contract home to read and sign, but called us within three days saying that he was being deployed abroad for fifteen months. We heard nothing else from him until a year later – precisely after Dr. Greer publicly disclosed the energy briefing he had put together for President Obama.
He resurfaced and said that he wanted to work with us to develop new energy technologies. He met with the Board of Directors again. He assured us that he was cleared by his “shepherds” in the Intelligence Community to work with us to build advanced energy systems, but he was not allowed to work on advanced propulsion systems – that is, he could build systems to power our houses and businesses, but he would not be allowed to reproduce the advanced propulsion systems he has developed in the past. [Oh, Really?! Everyone, contact Obama – and your senator? – Thugs are still in control in the CIA.]
We spent a long weekend with him and agreed upon a system he described that would be akin to a Tesla-type high-voltage system that would extract energy out of the Earth’s energy field. It could run twenty-four hours a day, independent of solar energy or wind, and be more cost-effective, as well as non-polluting. This scientist also described three more technologies he could and would develop for us. He and his wife agreed that they wanted to work with us and would move to Virginia when we could fund a facility. They presented a timeline for completion of the first device, with work on the other devices to follow after that. Given his credentials and independent high-level confirmation from scientists who had reproduced his work, we were excited to move forward with this particular scientist.
Things went well and were very positive for the first couple of months. He contacted Dr. Bravo several times a week to say he was working on the project and was quite excited about it, although he apologized that the work was going more slowly than he had hoped.
In mid-March, there was a sudden change. He called Dr. Bravo to say that he was receiving threats from “foreign nationals” that had to do with his other job obligations. He said that phone calls with the Orion Project Board had been recorded and “played back” to him. He said there was no problem with us (The Orion Project) – in fact, several times over the past couple of months, he reiterated that his handlers in the Intelligence Community had checked us out and okayed our working together. He confirmed to Dr. Bravo that he planned to finish the device he was working on and come to work with us in the future. But then, over a course of six days, he changed his stance from “Yes, I’m anxious and excited about working with you guys” to “No, I can’t work with you.”
Dr. Bravo had multiple conversations with him during that period. He said several people who worked in “security” visited him and they gave him disturbing information. One of these he identified (and named) was a past Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Apparently, he was getting disinformation – because he had previously mentioned multiple times that we had been thoroughly checked out by the Intelligence Community before he was allowed to sign a contract with us.
Nothing had changed about us in the past few months. Hence, someone, somewhere must have decided that he indeed was capable of producing a paradigm-changing device, and The Orion Project was the group that could get it out to the world – and wanted that work to stop. This is called oppositional research or “oppo research”, and it consists of distorting truth or telling absolute lies meant to deceive. One absurd statement he made is that he was told that we were teaching terrorists how to explode weapons of mass destruction by using their minds.
Just after this occurred, three more scientists who had agreed to work with us – with impeccable credentials and experience in the aerospace industry, a major government laboratory and military projects – were all provided with disinformation or threatened in some way to keep them from working with us. This is an astonishing example of how a group who wishes to retain power – this group called “Majestic” – keeps its grip on the world, maintaining the fossil fuel economy with its multi-trillion dollar derivatives value. Coal-mine shafts collapse worldwide and kill many, vast amounts of oil continue to spew into the Gulf of Mexico, while many in the world continue without basic energy resources.
We must have been on the right track for these beasts to circle their wagons with illegal wire-tapping of our conversations, interference with a legal contract, and bringing in a powerful former CIA director to intimidate and kill this initiative.
Further, since we started The Orion Project, Dr. Greer has received multiple death threats and repeatedly been stalked. This has accelerated in the last year. There are FBI files open on this as well as local law enforcement files. Dr. Greer’s computer was hacked into by one of the most lethal programs a criminal can use. One of our chief engineers who is volunteering with The Orion Project had his email hacked into. A specific email from an inventor with a sensitive document that involved a Department of Defense memo and the inventor’s contact information was deleted from his inbox – these were the only things tampered with.
So, what can we do in the face of these highly orchestrated suppression efforts?
We have, in the last couple of weeks, created a very extensive file (including both audio and paper documents) that contains information relating to these events. In the event that anything happens to any of us (injury, false legal charges, disappearance, death), and we cannot go forward, copies of this information will be released to the public. The file includes every bit of information about the scientists who can do this work and are not allowed to as well as very reliable evidence and information about those involved in the suppression – names, addresses, phone numbers, specific details of actions.
We have contacts who can get it to the President, as well as the highest people in the media and Hollywood. And it will be released to you. We feel this is the best strategic step we can take because we cannot enter into protracted legal battles with these individuals with limitless money and power. Our one weapon – the best one we could have – is the truth, and the documentation we have of the truth.
Our goal is not to get into endless fights with these corrupt individuals; we just want to give humanity a chance to move forward with earth-saving, life-saving technologies.
We have not raised the three million dollars we had hoped for to open a laboratory and invest in equipment and staff. We have only received enough to provide modest grants to people working on their own. With no facility, people who are senior scientists and engineers cannot quit their day jobs without assurance that we have a place to bring them and give them salaries.
We have concluded at this point that people working on their own without collaborative support or project management are not going to be able to do this work successfully. If there is anyone who has a fully operational technology, please go the www.theorionproject.org and review the protocol we have for moving forward. Of course, we will sign non-disclosure agreements.
We have some very qualified engineers who understand the complexity and the urgency of the situation. Dr. Greer, Dr. Loder, Dr. Bravo, and these engineers are volunteering their time and energy. None of us has ever taken a salary or any compensation for our efforts solely because we believe in what we are doing. So, if you know anyone or any group who has a legitimate technology and they are willing to cooperate transparently and honestly with the testing and reproduction of it so that it can be verified and shown to be legitimate, they are welcome to contact us.
With any technology, it is crucial to follow the scientific method of evaluation. There are inventors who say they have technologies that work, but they do not know how they work. Over the years, Dr. Greer has uncovered many frauds. An example has to do with one technology that Dr. Greer and Dr. Loder were called to evaluate. This was brought from another country and was actually a circuit embedded in a plastic resin that appeared to be pulling energy from the zero point or ether. The late Eugene Mallove, PhD (MIT – he is the scientist who blew the whistle on the distortion of cold fusion data and the coverup) was also involved in this evaluation. It turned out that this technology was actually a clever circuit that was tricking the meters and causing what is known as a power phase angle shift (the electronics people know what this means), but the bottom line is that many people had sunk money into this, and it was a clever fraud. This is why we require transparency. We are professionals. We have very professional engineers. We do not wish to be involved in a sleight of hand trick. We also cannot at this time fund people’s ideas. We have come to the realization that in order to get this work done, we must set up a secure lab, properly equipped with scientific research equipment and a professional scientific staff.
We are also in the process of completing a professional proposal for funding. The individual writing it is first-rate and highly qualified. We have an extensive amount of research and information in this proposal that we believe will make it the best proposal put forward in the new energy field. We will make this proposal available to foundations. We have always realized that adequately outfitting a lab and bringing in the best talent will require millions of dollars. Although we have just endured the intimidation of these scientists (reported above), several more excellent scientists stand ready to work with us. So, if you are a personal point of contact to someone you think would be interested in funding really new energy sources, please feel free to contact us.
It has been a very trying two years, culminating in the recent events we have just reported. Yet we see the good future that is possible for humanity. We want to thank the many amazing people throughout the world who have supported our efforts and continue to support us.
The Board of Directors of The Orion Project
The Orion Project:
Example List of Technologies
The following list of candidate technologies is presented here includes examples of technologies that could be developed over a several-year period with the proper funding (note that several may take longer). Not all these technologies would need to be supported initially as there will have to be a very rigorous vetting of each technology during the initial stages to determine which ones have the best possibility of success. Estimated costs for simultaneous work on 6 of the projects are listed in the Example Budget section below (Section 5.0).
4.1 Solid-State Electromagnetic Free Energy Generator
This technology is truly revolutionary and extracts electromagnetic energy from the quantum vacuum field. The device is solid state, has no moving parts. The engineering team, with adequate funding support, will be able to create a multi-kilowatt freestanding free energy device within 12-18 months, ready for commercial application. The initial project objective will be the creation of portable power units, electronic power supply and internal units to use in power equipments and cabinets. These initial applications will be worldwide in scope. Later, home and business power units will be available. An example of this technology is described by Bearden (2002, Chapter 7).
4.2 Rotary Electromagnetic Free Energy Generators
These devices use a rotating electromagnetic field to extract energy from the quantum vacuum field (Bearden, 1995-1996). We have identified a number of inventors and companies working on their own variations of this technology. It is estimated that within one to two years with proper funding, one or several of these systems could be scaled to multiple kilowatts of usable output, adequate to run homes and small businesses.
4.3 Oscillated Power or Energy Resonance
Several inventors have developed Tesla’s concept of oscillated power so that a standard alternating current (AC), which has alternating current and voltage, has, in addition, alternating power. This reduces the amount of power the utilities must “push” down the lines to do work, allowing the present utilities to increase available power to customers without the huge cost of new power plants. This technology would permit large electric power users to reduce consumption by up to 50%, and could be adapted for integration into consumer products to make them extremely efficient.
4.4 Electromagnetic Lifter Technology
This technology has been developed by a brilliant mathematician and physicist who has elucidated the fundamental relationship between electromagnetism, magnetic fields and mass and gravity. Essentially, this technology, already developed to the level of a proof of principle system, allows for a reduction in mass, allowing for lift. The principles involved allow for creating free energy generation systems as well as advanced aerospace applications. Examples and scientific background of this technology have been described by Valone (1994, 2004), Cameron (2001), LaViolette (2008), and Loder (2002, included in Section 6.0 Appendix D).
4.5 Water-Enhanced Combustion Technology
There are numerous technologies using electrolysis to dissociate water into a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen (often termed Brown’s gas) that when added to the fuel stream in internal combustion engines reduces pollutants and “increases mileage”. The main problem with most of these technologies is that the amount of energy necessary to dissociate the water is approxi- mately equal to the amount of energy obtained during the combustion process, so there is no “energy gain”. However, several inventors have investigated the physics of water dissociation and are able to break down water to Brown’s gas using much less energy than physics predicts by using natural resonance frequencies of water dissociation. Both Dr. Andrija Puharich (1993) and Stanley Meyer (multiple patents, examples: 1986, 1989, 1992) developed ways to break water apart using these technologies.
4.6 Electrostatic Combustion Technology
This technology allows for a simple retrofit on existing internal combustion engines that reduces emissions by approximately 40% and increases fuel mileage by up to 20%. This inexpensive technology is applicable to diesel engines and large coal-fired industrial and electrical utilities, dramatically reducing acid rain and other pollution from existing power plants. (Note: more than 50% of US electricity is still produced by burning coal.) EPA labs and the Department of Transportation have evaluated this technology, and its efficacy has been proven.
4.7 Electromagnetic Free Energy Motor
We have acquired an expired patent, with complete drawings and specifications, for a free energy electromagnetic motor. This device was acquired over 20 years ago by financial and industrial interests that ‘black – shelved’ the technology.
4.8 Plasma Arc Reactor
We have identified an emerging company with proven plasma arc technology that completely reduces any organic, liquid waste material to a usable, clean-burning gas fuel. These reactors are already built and operating. This technology, if widely promoted and applied, would clean up and neutralize toxic waste sites, ‘Super-fund’ sites, treat radioactive waste material and other hazardous materials. This dual function – environmental cleanup and clean fuel generation- makes this technology an important part of the portfolio of emerging new energy systems.
4.9 Stubblefield Earth Battery and Communication Technologies
From the 1880s to the early 20th century, Nathan Stubblefield experimented with an electromagnetic induction wireless telephone that in his later research used natural conduction through the earth. He later (May 30, 1902), demonstrated this in Belmont Park, Philadelphia that has been memorialized in photograph of the attendees, which included Nicola Tesla. As Stubblefield continued his research he was able to power his system from the ground needing no external sources of power. The ground both provided the power and acted as the conductor of his signals. Unlike other researchers of the day, his system did not use spark gaps and it is suggested that the medium of the signal was not the normal electromagnetic waves (Hertzian waves) of today’s radio, but used either capacitance and later “earth magnetic waves”. Reports on his continued research into earth-powered technologies indicates that he was able to obtain both light and heat using the earth as a power source in addition to his communication technologies. This summary has been extracted from John Bedini’s website (Bedini, 2009) based in part on Vassilatos (1997). Note that recently concepts using non-electromagnetic fields for communication have been patented by Puthoff (1998).
4.10 Precursor Engineering Physics
Recently Thomas Bearden described some of the physics mechanisms that will allow the extraction of energy from the vacuum. He has written an easy-to-read briefing (Bearden 2009) entitled “Precursor Engineering and the Falsification of Modern Physics” which describes some history of energy physics and why energy science is at a stalemate today. A brief summary of this article is in Section 6.0, Appendix B of this briefing. It makes for very interesting reading and provides a clue as to why our energy sector is in such a mess and how we may get out of the dilemma. Included are a few of the far-reaching ideas and scientific references Bearden presents to get you intrigued. See the original article (Bearden 2009) to understand more fully the implications of what he is telling us.
He suggests that nothing less than “directly engineering physical reality at will” is possible using the Nobel laureate physicist Paul Dirac’s concept of “local vacuum tickling” (Dirac, 1928). This is obviously a potentially powerful use of physics that can be used to help in the extraction of zero point energy, but will require significant research to fulfill its promise.
4.11 Kowsky-Frost Antigravity Technology
In 1927 an article was published in the German journal, Radio Umschau (Anonymous, 1927a) describing research experiments by Prof. Kowsky and his engineer Mr. Frost. They discovered that if they placed a quartz crystal inside a metal box and treated it with high-powered radio waves the crystal expanded and caused the whole apparatus weighing 55 pounds to rise in the air. Later that year these results were published in a US magazine (Anonymous, 1927b) that is included in Section 6.0, Appendix C of this briefing. Research into these effects may lead to commercial anti-gravity or counter-gravity technologies that would revolutionize transportation throughout the world and need to be developed.