Podkletnov Gravity Device Bill Beaty, 1/97
(Spinning, levitated superconductor disk creates a vertical column
of reduced weight above itself)
Suspend the SC disk loosly, measure the strength of the effect, clamp the
disk solidly to a tabletop, measure again. If there is a large change, it
suggests that mechanical vibration (120hz) is important.
If force is a percent of the object's weight, then the force upon a
massive object will be large. Instead of applying force to a plastic
paddle, apply it to a vertical glass rod. Use steel or lead for greater
effect. Hang two vertical rods rods from both ends of a horizontal beam
having a fulcrum in the center. Place the device under one rod. Even a
tiny percentage difference in weight will result in a large vertical
Place the device beneath a jar full of alcohol and aluminum powder.
Are currents visible in the alcohol?
Place it below a pan of water. Bounce sunlight from the water's surface
at a small, glancing angle, aim it onto a screen. Is a "dimple" observed
in the expanse of reflected light shining on the screen? For a sharper
image, use true pointsource light such as a spread-out beam from a laser.
Fill the room with incense smoke. Are air currents observed over
Quantitative measurements of the effect. Use a solid state accelerometer
to measure the decrease in gravity above the device.
Convert the vertical gravity beam to AC to make certain measurements
easier: place the entire apparatus on the edge of a horizontal disk such
as a record player turntable, then spin the turntable. The gravity beam
might affect a microphone diaphragm then. Hold a microphone above the
spinning turntable, amplify output and apply to headphones, probe the beam
with microphone high above the disk. Maybe look for phase lag in the beam
high above the spinning disk, to detect whether the "gravity beam"
propagates slowly. Run the turntable at 500RPM.
Measure the gravity field versus AC drive frequency, AC drive current,
magnetic field direction through the HTSC disk, etc.
Stack several thin disks, measure the gravity field versus net thickness
of the superconductor.
Are there any unexpected biological effects? Grow bacteria cultures
in the beam, compare to controls. Maintain mice in the beam, look for
health effects. Use plants as probes: monitor O2 output in small
tissue samples, place the tissue in the beam, observe changes.
How fast is onset of the effect? Measure the force with a solid state
accelerometer, turn the AC drive on and off, inspect the leading and
trailing edges from the accelerometer. Does the effect appear and
vanish rapidly or slowly? Does any of the AC drive signal get into
the accelerometer output?
Map the beam profile. Mechanically raster-scan a tiny accelerometer
through the beam, record and plot data.
Check out the Hodowanec gravity detector on http://www.eskimo.com/~billb/weird/const.html
He claims that its output varies on a 24hr cycle, as if there was a
*vertical beam* of sensitivity extending vertically from his device!
Map the vertical beam profile. Place the device at the bottom of a
stairwell in a tall building. Measure the gravity field over many
hundreds of feet of vertical distance above the device.
Are non-superconductors usable? Use numerous materials in place of the
HTSC disk, search for tiny gravity fields above the device.
Use the accelerometer to observe the beam strength while the disk
is heated and cooled through superconductive transistion. Any
Make a delicately balanced "waterwheel", place the device under one side,
does the wheel turn?
Do objects above the device couple to the device? Place vibrating mass
above the device, search for vibrations in the device or in the currents
in the coils driving it. Allow the device to spin a wheel connected to a
brake, search for resulting changes in the drive currents to the coil.
Place a massive weight above the device, manually jerk upwards on the
weight. If results are positive, it implies that the device can be used
for 2-way communications with distant objects in the vertical beam.
Does AC magnet frequency make a difference? Try from 0Hz to audio
to RF to microwave, etc.
Can a continuous non-moving version be built, rather than the present
version requiring exposure to a PM? Vary a superposed DC and an AC
b-field applied to an HTSC disk and measure the gravity field above the
device, look for good settings of the b-fields.
Try rotating the b-field at various orientations and frequencies using
crossed coils and multiple-phase coil drive currents.
Any cosmic ray effects? Check background count with the device on and
with it off.
Does the effect involve magnetism? Explore the "beam" with a compass.
Does it involve e-fields? Test for their presence with an electrometer.
Is time affected? Beat two crystal oscillators against each
other, place one of them in the beam, look for changes in the difference
Changes in "c"? Pass a laser beam horizontally above the device and
look for tiny deflections. Set up an interferometer, place the device
beneath one beam path, observe the fringes on the screen, then activate
the device and look for shifts in fringe phase.
Continuously measure the characteristics of various electronic components,
place them in the beam, note changes.
Could geomagnetism cause a similar effect in rock layers? If weight
of objects changes constantly at a low level, how to measure? Is
this the source of "Taos Hum?" Can hum-sensitive people stick their
head in the beam and hear the 60hz modulation?
What happens when astronomical objects pass through the beam? E.g.,
if the sun or moon crosses the local zenith, does it alter the weight
decrease magnitude, or does it bend or spread the beam shape?
The vertical beam is confusing. If the disk is a gravity shield, it
should create a penumbra, an image of the earth & iron core, not a
vertical beam (unless earth has a black hole in the center!) For example,
will there be a separate beam from the disk associated with each planet
and the sun, or do all the masses add together and simply cause deflection
of the one vertical beam. Use an accelerometer to search for secondary
beams below the device, one associated with the shadow of the sun, moon,
etc. Or, search for slight deflection of the beam on a 24hr cycle, as the
relative position of sun and moon are changed.
If there are multiple beams below the disk (image of "gravity sky"), then
mechanically scan the device in a raster (mount it on the rim of a
spinning disk, move the disk along.) Place a microphone or accelerometer
below, record the output and paint a graphics screen with the raster,
synched to the spinning disk. Gravity telescope!
Try the toroid experiment: poke a hole in the disk, see if it creates a
beam of *non* reduced weight. Make a big plate with a small hole?
Gravity-force pinhole camera?
Make a big plate with small AC coil, see how it affects the force profile
of the beam. Does waving a small coil under a large plate cause a small
moving beam above the plate?
Free energy: place the device under a vertical wheel, off center from the
location of the axle, and the wheel should start to spin. Connect the
wheel to a generator.
Water pump: Make a "U"-shaped pipe, position it upright, fill it with
water, place the device under one side of the "U".
Weather mod: the effect is essentially a beam of upwards vertical force.
It should create a vertical atmospheric fountain and tornado, like
"cavorite" in Jules Verne's "From the Earth to the Moon" story.
Interfere with aircraft: If a large plane flies through the beam, the
sudden change in weight might be destructive.
Giant loudspeaker: If the effect can be modulated, then pipe audio
to the device, and an enormous vertical column of the earth's atmosphere
will vary in pressure and will function as a public address system.
Place the device in a tall building and vibrate the structure to
Knock down geosync satellites. A large device precisely positioned at
the equator can apply a continuous force to a particular satellite.
Fountain: place the device at the bottom of a large body of water,
and the water above the device will thrust upwards.