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We are sending this month’s FE eNews out midway through since a very special and rare opportunity is happening this coming week with our first Story #1. As you know, IRI focuses on program areas of energy, propulsion, and bioenergetics. To me, it is unusual to find another group taking this same gauntlet and running with it. However, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has done just that, along with the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE), with a five (5) day conference from Jan. 18-22, 2022, FREE and online too. Normally, this "Advanced Propulsion & Energy" program is held in person only in Boston MA and the previous years are not easily accessible. Plus this year, the event is being run by a retired Lockheed Skunkworks engineer, Charles Chase, so the quality of the presenters is up there. Not only is Dr. Thibado’s graphene electricity spearheading the lineup on Saturday at 11 AM EST but on Thursday at 4:15 PM EST, you can see NASA’s Dr. Harold (Sonny) White talking about his passion for warp drive.


Our Story #4 below also focuses on Dr. White’s work with DARPA for the same research and development. To me, these are top billing for energy and propulsion headliners! Hope you can pick a few lectures, mark your calendars, and tune in with your pocket phone and alarm reminder for the APE-IV. Zoom is nicely available on smartphones, so get ready with first and then everything else is automatic when you click on the Zoom link in the APE Program.


Speaking of Lockheed Skunkworks, our Story #2 describes the silent supersonic jet X-59 that is on its way soon, thank to NASA funding. To undergo some final tests in Texas, you may see and not hear a very unusual elongated jet speeding overhead in the near future.


Story #3 is about the University of Mons in Belgium where they have developed an interesting reversible fabric that cools a person by radiating heat from the outer surface or warms that same smiling person by turning it inside out. By absorbing heat from the person’s skin and then conducting to a high emissivity outer surface, this is a fascinating passive refrigerator for increasingly warm climates.


Story #5 is a big surprise since many of us thought that magnetic confinement would remain about 25 years in the future forever. Instead, we hear that Tokamak Energy, a private company funded by the US DOE, claims that it now has achieved twice the efficiency of its superconducting magnets. Therefore, the news is that Tokamak Energy Has Just Made a Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion ( and hope that means energy from actual nuclear fusion is close at hand.




Tom Valone, PhD






1) MIT and SSE Featuring Advanced Propulsion and Energy – APE 2022


Integrity Research Institute Press Release January 2022


The Fourth Advanced Propulsion and Energy Meeting - APE 22 hosted by UnLAB at MIT, is scheduled this Tuesday, January 18 through Saturday, January 22. The online program is free and open to the public, with Zoom links at the bottom of each page of the Agenda. Presentations are scheduled from 10:00 to 5:00 PM EST (eastern time zone) with the Zoom meeting starting at 9:30 AM.


Saturday (1/22) is a Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) Symposium hosted by Professor Garret Moddel (UC Boulder) and Professor Dan Sheehan (UC San Diego). Prof. Paul Thibado (U of Arkansas) will be presenting at 11 AM EST his research on continuous electricity generation from fluctuating graphene, which took him ten years to discover how to charge capacitors with this free energy from the quantum vacuum. Also, Dr. Dan Sheehan will be discussing the many ways the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics is being challenged.


 "We need to take strong action now," states Charles Chase, Director and Co-Founder of the UnLab at MIT. "The planet is on a rapid course to be less habitable for us and the current biome. We believe there are ideas, technologies, and new science that can change the course. Given the right conditions, the concerted efforts of a few can alter everything". He further stated, "We try to create an environment to explore such ideas with real and varied discussions and the freedom to speculate and be an explorer. Discussing disparate fields can bring about breakthroughs in understanding, and most importantly, refine our "questions. We wish to further the work by forming collaborations needed to answer these key questions.


Here are some of the themes being presented each day:

·     Tuesday, 1/18: Time for action, the power of coherence

·     Wednesday, 1/19: Fundamental nature of light

·     Thursday, 1/20: "Vacuum" fluctuation forces and energy

·     Friday 1/21/2022: Gravitational forces and transduction


In conjunction with the SSE, papers based on all the talks given during the week will be considered for a special issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Scientific Exploration.


For further information, please go to the UnLab at MIT website.

2) NASA's Silent Supersonic Jet X-59 January 2022


Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works-built QueSST is anticipating an eventful 2022. The experimental X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft Skunk Works is building for NASA, is currently on its way to the company's plant in Fort Worth, Texas to undergo structural testing ahead of a planned first flight next year.

According to The Drive, the plan is to truck the X-59 to its Texas plant for structural tests before bringing it back to the U.S. Air Force's Plant 42 in Palmdale, California where it was under construction since 2018. It will undergo its first round of flight testing at the site known for hosting the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter assembly line. 


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3) "Janus Textile" Keeps You Warm or Reverses to Cool


Physics World, January 2022


Researchers in Belgium have unveiled the design for a fabric that could keep a person warm when worn one way, while cooling them down if worn inside out. Through simulations, Muluneh Abebe and colleagues at the University of Mons showed how the infrared-emitting properties of their “Janus textile” could allow it to be comfortably worn across a temperature range of 13°C. Although large-scale manufacturing of the material is not yet feasible, the researchers hope their results will inspire further research into similar fabrics. In previous studies, researchers have shown that some materials can absorb infrared radiation from the wearer’s skin, and then allow it to escape from a highly emissive outer surface. The effect of this is to cool the wearer in warm environments.



4) Paging Zefram Cochrane: Humans Have Figured Out a Way to Make a Warp Bubble January 2022


A team of scientists working with DARPA, including warp drive pioneer Dr. Harold G "Sonny" White, may have just taken us one step closer to that reality with the announcement that they've discovered a space-warping bubble, the fundamental thing needed for the faster-than-light travel of the Star Trek universe. This is a pretty complicated notion that involves a ton of math, but at its most basic level, a warp bubble is a bit of space that's contracted in the front and expanded in the back. The contraction/expansion theoretically pushes the bubble, and its contents, forward at speeds surpassing the speed of light without ever violating the laws of physics: You're not technically traveling faster than light, you're surfing a bubble of condensed space. 



5) Tokamak Energy Has Made a Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion January 2022


Tokamak Energy, a company working on nuclear fusion technology, has recently announced a major breakthrough in its research and development. Testing of its cryogenic power electronic technology for its superconducting magnet's high-efficiency operation was, by all accounts, a big success. 

The company's bid to provide the world with near-limitless energy uses a combination of spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets. According to reports, tests of the new power electronics showed twice the efficiency of previous systems. “We have now invented a new type of cryogenic power supply, based on the latest power electronics devices, that is highly efficient at low temperatures. This means we have the potential to reduce cryogenic capital and running costs for HTS magnets, by 50%, or more. This novel approach will provide significant cost savings, contributing to the achievement of commercial fusion energy,” said Tokamak Energy CEO Chris Kelsall. 




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