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From: Boris Mohar
Subject: Re: Small Tesla Coil
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Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 18:56:15 -0500
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On Sat, 23 Nov 2002 17:20:35 +0000 (UTC), "Steve Jones"
>first of all rebar is worthy of no comment
>light can be bent with magnetic fields - it has been done - big
>electromagnet - granted
It has s not. Cite a reference.
>a torch and magnet is hardly an effective example.
>lazer - laser (shame on me - my spelling is getting worse)
>batteries are improving, 50 years ago they were huge and didnt last very
>these days a mobile phone will last for days and its battery has got a lot
>smaller hasn't it?
That is because the mobile phones have been improving.
>I am interested to know if the technology in the film star wars (to name
>just one) could become a reality the other technology that intruiges me is
>the antigravity system for hover bikes etc
>this is not so far off as apparently scientists are near to creating it for
>sure a light sword would be a useless weapon but then that is not the point
>the point is can these technologies be realised in our lifetime at all?
>As I said its easy to mock - much harder to think about it
You mean dream about it. No one is mocking you. Grow some skin and
stick around. Reality can be terse but good teacher.
>" can the ball emitter be changed to a dish shape to generate one arc in one
>direction instead of many? "
This question demonstrates that you need to learn some basic physics. Not
to worry. When I was ten years old I painted a lens on a flashlight
(torch) black and tried to project a black beam. It seemed perfectly
logical at the time.
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