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June 17, 2002: Australians pioneer teleportation

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Nikola Tesla's Long Range Weapon.
The basis of Tesla's theory was that electrical energy would be transmitted through the Earth so that it could be tapped from any point in the globe.

His dream however was to tap into an energy source ever-present in the atmosphere. Tesla believed in a free energy source which had been present since the birth of the universe and which permeated all space and time.

(High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program)

Publicity gives the impression that it is mainly an academic project with the goal of changing the ionosphere to improve communications for our own good. 

However, other U.S. military documents put it more clearly- HAARP aims to learn how to "exploit the ionosphere for Department of Defense purposes."

Communicating with submarines is only one of those purposes.

Put simply, the apparatus for HARP is a reversal of a radio telescope; antenna send out signals instead of receiving. 

HAARP is the test run for a super-powerful radio-wave beaming technology that lifts areas of the ionosphere by focusing a beam and heating those areas. 

Electromagnetic waves then bounce back onto earth and penetrate everything, living and dead.

Synchrotron - Melbourne - Australia

A synchrotron is a large ring about 60 metres in diameter that produces beams of very bright light millions of times more powerful than the best conventional microscope.

As a versatile analytical tool, it is used in biological and life sciences, mining, geoscience and to manufacture pharmaceuticals and new-age materials.

A similar device, known as a cyclotron was developed by American physicist Ernest Orlando Lawrence in 1930.

The cyclotron is a circular particle accelerator in which charged subatomic particles are accelerated spirally outward in a magnetic field. It can generate energies up to tens of millions of electron volts. Lawrence won a 1939 Nobel Prize for development of the cyclotron.

The first synchrotron was built in the early 1960's.

There are 43 operational synchrotrons world-wide (as at July 2002) and another 33 under construction or in the planning process.

There are nine in the U.S and eight in Japan.

From: http://www.spacetoday.org/History/MillenniumTimeline/20thCenturyEarly.html and the Herald Sun, Melbourne. July 21, 2002

The Government of Victoria, in Australia's south east, has established a national synchrotron facility in Melbourne. The Bracks Government, in partnership with Monash University, secured the national synchroton for Victoria on 21 June 2001.

It will rise out of the remains of an old drive-in theatre like a doughnut, or if you like, a wagon wheel...(Herald Sun, Melbourne. July 21, 2002).

Construction of the synchrotron in Australia's largest high-tech industry cluster will start in the latter half of 2002.

Although digging begins in September 2002, lock-up will not be until 2004 and it will take another year to install the complex internal equipment.

The Synchrotron will be completed by 2007.

The $157 million Australian Synchrotron Project is expected to create up to 700 jobs and add as much as $65 million a year to the economy.

The synchrotron has a broad range of uses in advanced materials, micro-manufacturing, biological sciences, mining and mineral processing, pharmaceuticals, and genosciences.

Synchrotrons can ‘see’ the 3D structure of proteins, genetic structures and viruses. 

They facilitate drug discovery and pharmaceutical development. The influenza drug Relenza, designed by Victorian scientists, was developed using a synchrotron.


From: The Age
June 22, 2002

Electron Gun:

Electrons are generated from a heated filament and directed to a high-vacuum, aluminum tube.


A linear accelerator uses microwaves to push the electrons to a speed near that of light. 

Booster Ring: 

Microwaves further accelerate the electrons. Magnets steer the electrons and focus them into a beam narrower than a human hair.

Storage Ring: 

When electrons are deflected by a strong magnetic field, they naturally produce synchrotron light across the spectrum.

The ring is sixty-metres in diameter.


Synchrotron light is channeled into individual experimental stations. 

Experimental stations: 

Separate experiments using specific wavelengths can be conducted simultaneously at up to 20 end stations.

Robyn Riley wrote in Melbourne's Herald Sun news paper on July 21, 2002, that the Synchrotron design is a little like a space-ship; sleek and smooth and modern.

"It will become the most revolutionary research facility in the southern hemisphere", Riley continued.

On August 3, 2000, at 1715 hours, a witness noticed a tornado shaped cloud in sky while driving through the town of Mt Evelyn, in Victoria

He pointed the cloud out to his brother, a passenger in the car.

As sunset was approaching, they noticed the spectacular sunset over Mt Dandenong. 

The driver, a photographer, rang home to get a camera prepared to take some shots.

As he was looking toward the sky to see if could he could spot tornado shaped cloud, the man noticed what appeared to be a spherical cloud, orange in colour.

The brothers noticed at least three reflections from centre of the "cloud". 

At this point they became aware that this was not in fact a cloud. Reflections and strange movements made it look like a fireball in the sky.

They could see trails of fire forming and streaking downwards. The photograph below was taken aiming toward Sale Air Force Base and the Omega Power Mast in Darriman. 

Are proton beams being tested at these highly secured installations?

It turns out that a beam of protons with an average energy of 500-600 million electron volts (MeV), will travel through about 1 mile of air before dying.  

This may sound like a lot of energy, but in the accelerator world it's modest to moderate. 

There are plenty of synchrotrons out there that can do at least 500 million electron volts on a continuous duty basis, and there's no need for continuous duty.

Synchrotron: Big Project, Big Problems
Business Review Weekly, January 31, 2002

Five months on from an Opposition media release querying the value of the State's return on investment in the synchrotron, BRW publishes a report that adds to the accusations and casts additional doubt on Labor's business acumen and fiscal responsibility.

In the race to become the clever country, Australia is giving favorable odds to biotechnology. As investment markets wait for 'the next big thing', biotechnology holds the kind of promise offered by the internet a decade earlier. Now is the perfect time to pitch proposals to give public money to science. The biggest proposal in biotechnology is about to get started in Victoria, where the Labor Government is preparing to build a synchrotron, a device that is used for researching the composition of materials. The Victorian Premier, Steve Bracks, calls the project 'the most exciting science infrastructure project in Australia for decades'.

ROBIN BATTERHAM: There is potential to build real value. How long will it take? I cannot answer. Five years, 10 years ... this project is at the brave end of the spectrum.

It will cost an estimated $157 million to build the synchrotron, and about $15 million a year to maintain it. The Victorian Treasurer, John Brumby, says the Government will provide funding of $100 million, with the remaining $57 million to come from other sources, including the private sector. Brumby has not named companies willing to invest in the project. The $100 million earmarked for the synchrotron is more than a third of the Government's entire budget for technology spending in 2001-02.

The synchrotron might be an exciting project, but close inspection reveals a lack of accountability on the part of the Victorian Government and a surprising lack of support for the project, even in the technology sector.

Since the start, the plan to build the synchrotron has been plagued by hasty decision-making. In the middle of last year, a group of leading medical scientists, consisting largely of research academics, began pushing hard for an Australian synchrotron. The Federal Government responded with a review process led by the chief scientist, Robin Batterham, which studied the need for a synchrotron and the best possible location for it. On May 5, the Bracks Government announced that it would allocate $2 million in the 2001-02 state budget for a Victorian synchrotron bid.

A synchrotron, which is about the size of a tennis stadium, involves a machine called a particle accelerator. By adapting and analysing the results of the synchrotron testing, researchers can better understand and manipulate the composition of materials, including drugs and industrial materials. There are more than 40 synchrotrons around the world. The closest one to Australia is in Singapore.

(Technically, a synchrotron is a molecular microscope used to see the molecular structure of the materials it examines. The synchrotron accelerates electrons to the speed of light, which causes them to release a burst of light. The light is aimed at particles of test material set up in 'beam lines'. The light scatters when it hits a particle, and the pattern of the scattering displays the structure of the molecule.)

By James Kirby

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