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Israel is going to Moon!… Israeli STEM education (Science, Engineering, Technology & Mathematics)… for kindergarteners!

“Never know… … the first man to step foot on the Moon might just be Jewish!” ;D

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe, contemplating the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to understand a little of this mystery every day.” – Albert Einstein

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“STEM? What in the UK?… most kindergarten and nursery teachers in the UK are fucking illiterate mate!… … most UK high school teachers are suicidal”

“Some of you can see where I’m going with this can’t you!” 😀

Science Minister:

‘National pride’ in Israel’s first lunar landing mission

Akunis visits plant building 1st Israeli spacecraft to moon; ‘I’ve no doubt joy of all Israeli citizens will be felt when ship lifts off.’

Science Minister Ophir Akunis, Science Ministry Director-General Ran Bar, and Israel Aerospace Agency Director Avi Blassberger visited the plant where the first Israeli spacecraft to reach the moon is being built.

The project has so far been funded primarily by donations from private individuals, led by philanthropist Maurice Kahn and Dr. Miri and Sheldon Adelson.

Recently, however, the Science Ministry announced government support for the SpaceIL project in the amount of up to NIS 7.5 million.

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Science Minister Ophir Akunis, Science Ministry Director-General Ran Bar, and Israel Aerospace Agency Director Avi Blassberger visited the plant where the first Israeli spacecraft to reach the moon is being built.

The project has so far been funded primarily by donations from private individuals, led by philanthropist Maurice Kahn and Dr. Miri and Sheldon Adelson.

Recently, however, the Science Ministry announced government support for the SpaceIL project in the amount of up to NIS 7.5 million.

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Here’s (almost) everything you need to know about Israel’s Moon lander

An Israeli spacecraft is gearing up for a 2019 Moon mission that features unique partnerships, investigation of the Moon’s origin, and closure for an 11-year-old contest designed to spur commercial lunar activities.

SpaceIL, a privately funded Israeli non-profit, designed and built a four-legged lander that will touch down in Mare Serenitatis, one of the dark, lunar basins visible to the naked eye from Earth. The craft, which weighs less than 200 kilograms without fuel, will send home high-definition pictures and video before hopping to a new landing spot half a kilometer away. If successful, the mission will make Israel the fourth country to soft-land on the Moon, following Russia, the United States, and China.

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The overall purpose of the mission, SpaceIL says, is to inspire more Israelis to pursue STEM careers. Three engineers formed the non-profit in 2011 to compete for the Google Lunar X-Prize, a $30 million contest encouraging privately funded groups to land on the Moon. The first team to land, travel 500 meters and transmit imagery would have earned $20 million. A second-place team would have earned $5 million, and another $5 million was up for grabs through stretch goals like visiting an old Apollo site and contributing to STEM diversity.

Google withdrew the cash prizes in April 2018 when no group was able to meet the contest deadline, which had already been extended from 2017. A few teams, including SpaceIL, pushed on, and despite a brush with bankruptcy at the end of 2017, SpaceIL announced they would be ready to fly at the end of 2018. The launch has since been delayed until the “beginning of 2019,” SpaceIL representatives said in response to emailed questions.

The lander, which is in the process of being named through an online contest, will leave Earth aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida. SpaceIL is one of at least three customers with spacecraft aboard the flight. The primary payload is an Indonesian telecommunications satellite called PSN-6, built by sat-building company SSL. Another undisclosed rider rumored to be a U.S. government satellite.

Rideshare missions are common, but this one is unique because one spacecraft is headed to the Moon while two others will trek to geosynchronous orbit, a region almost 36,000 kilometers above Earth. There, satellites have one-day orbits to match Earth’s rotation, enabling them to linger over the same ground spot.

All three spacecraft will detach from the Falcon 9 into a geosynchronous transfer orbit with a high point, or apogee, of 60,000 kilometers. The SpaceIL lander will orbit Earth three times, raising its orbit until being captured by the Moon’s gravity. The process will take more than two months, and at the Moon, the lander will make two orbits before landing.

In another mission twist, Spaceflight, the company that arranged the rideshare aspect of the Falcon 9 launch, says the undisclosed satellite will remain attached to PSN-6 while both satellites head to geosynchronous orbit. Ryan Olcott, a Spaceflight mission manager, called this arrangement “groundbreaking.”

“We’re really thrilled to develop this relationship with SSL,” Olcott said. “It is a great enabler for a broad category of rideshares that would be much harder or impossible to perform with a single ring below a primary spacecraft.” The company is already offering geosynchronous ridealongs as a dedicated service for future launches.

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SpaceIL’s lander will touch down in Mare Serenitatis, the “Sea of Serenity,” shown as the larger circle. The specific landing site is in the inner circle.

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Another big partner joined the mission in October: NASA announced it would provide SpaceIL with observations from a Moon-orbiting spacecraft, a laser retroreflector for the lander, and communications support during the mission. The partnership was made under the agency’s new Lunar Discovery and Exploration Program, or LDEP, which is part of the Trump administration’s plans to return humans to the surface of the Moon.

As the SpaceIL lander descends to Mare Serenitatis, its engine will stir up the lunar soil, and NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, will use its science instruments to look for mercury and hydrogen in the dust plume. LRO has been surveying the Moon from lunar orbit since 2009.

But don’t expect any dramatic pictures of the spacecraft landing like the ones NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured over the years. Stephen Cole, a NASA official at the agency’s office of communications in Washington, D.C., said it’s “very unlikely” LRO will take visible light images of the landing. LRO will, however, take images afterwards to see how the lander’s descent exhaust altered the landing site.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is giving SpaceIL a laser retroreflector array, or LRA, to install on the spacecraft — essentially an array of mirrors that reflect lasers in order to measure distance (LightSail 2 and other Earth-orbiting spacecraft carry similar arrays). There are no immediate plans to use the retroreflector; LRO has a laser altimeter, but the team actually avoids aiming it at retroreflectors left behind by the Apollo astronauts because the return signal could damage the spacecraft. Earth-bound laser stations use the Apollo retroreflectors to measure the distance to the Moon, but the SpaceIL equivalent will be too small for that.

Instead, NASA is providing the retroreflector with the future in mind. Over time, a network of similar reflectors could be built and used for navigation by spacecraft in orbit.

“Each lander that carries an LRA, we can build up a navigational system on the Moon, providing more information to orbiting satellites and future landers, both robotic and human,” said Cole.

NASA is also giving SpaceIL time on the agency’s Deep Space Network, which communicates with beyond-Earth missions via satellite dishes in California, Spain, and Australia. In return, NASA will get a copy of all the data collected by the mission’s single science instrument: a magnetometer to measure “magnetic anomalies” in Mare Serenitatis. The Soviet Union’s Luna 21 mission, which landed in the same region in 1973 and deployed the Lunakhod 2 rover, detected magnetism there.

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The SpaceIL lander in mid-2018.

Understanding the Moon’s magnetism is key to learning about its origin. While Earth has a global magnetic field caused by the continued churning of liquid metal near the core, the Moon does not. But 3.6 billion years ago, the Moon had a magnetic field just as strong as Earth’s. When new-forming rocks solidify from their melted states, they lock in traces of the ambient magnetic field at the time. By looking at the ages of different regions and the strength of the magnetic field embedded in rocks, scientists can piece together the Moon’s history. The magnetometer data will be archived in NASA’s Planetary Data System.

SpaceIL’s mission control will be located at Israel Aerospace Industries, the country’s government-owned aerospace corporation located southeast of Tel Aviv. The mission, which now has a reported price tag of $95 million, is bankrolled by billionaire investors that include Israeli entrepreneur Morris Kahn, and U.S. business magnate Sheldon Adelson.

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SpaceIL

Education Impact

OUR VISION

SpaceIL aspires to advance the discourse on science and engineering in Israel and to acquaint the young generation with the exciting opportunities in their future, which STEM studies make possible. Through the anticipation and preparation for the historic landing on the moon of an Israeli spacecraft, our non-profit organization motivates students of all ages and sectors – both male and female – to broaden their knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and fosters entrepreneurship, innovation, excellence and leadership. Contemplating ‘the day after’, SpaceIL strives to enhance the quality of education, to close educational gaps in the Israeli society and to provide the graduates of the educational system with the tools they will need in order to thrive in the 21st century.

The SpaceIL moon landing project serves as a source of inspiration and as fertile ground for a long-term impact on the next generation of scientists and engineers in Israel.

THE EDUCATIONAL RATIONALE:

THE FUTURE IS UNKNOWN; THE REQUIRED SKILLS ARE CLEAR

One cannot know with certainty what future the professions will be, but many believe that 80% of them will require knowledge and skills in mathematics and science. However, at present, we, as a society are not prepared for this increased demand for scientific literacy. Even today, Israel is facing a serious shortage of engineers. The number of scientists and engineers in the Israel Defense Forces, the academia and the private sector fall short of the number required to uphold the State of Israel’s technological advantage and to preserve its status as ‘the startup nation’.

From Early Learning to Workforce
The STEM Pipeline in Israel

General Overview and Rationale
According to the World Economic Forum, the world is living its Fourth industrial revolution, which is the combination of cyber-physical systems, Big Data, the Internet of Things, and the Internet of Systems. Alongside great benefits, concerns emerge such as the fact that many jobs and disciplines will disappear and automation, computers and machines will replace workers across many industries, and the gaps between the skills learned and the skills needed is growing. Excellence and literacy in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are considered essential tools for students to measure up to the challenges of the 21st century.
This exponential change will require skills that weren’t given enough weight, if any, in teaching programs at all levels, whether at school, university or work: excellence, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, world experience, critical thinking, etc. In recent years key stakeholders and experts in Israel have been warning about growing shortages:
• In skilled students in the education system, as well as in the higher education system that develops STEM tracks;
• In a skilled workforce capable of fulfilling technology-based positions in the military and in industry in the next 10 years; and
• The limited scientific literacy among the general public.
STEM education has thus recently become the focus of an intensive public discussion and debate that can be gauged from increasing government attention and cross-sector initiatives.
An inter-ministerial committee headed by Israel National Economic Council outlined unequivocally the direct link between science and technology literacy at a young age, quality of high school diplomas, the number of students studying relevant fields in higher education, and the flow of a skilled workforce in knowledge-intensive industries, as well as minimizing the socio-economic gaps.

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Future Scientists – The Centre For the Gifted sand Talented
Odyssey -Academic Studies Programmes in the Sciences

General
The Odyssey Program was inspired and initiated by the late President of the State of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres. The program was developed to nurture a unique scientific-technological group – a new generation of inventors and scientists in Israel who possess both the ability to lead and a sense of social responsibility.

The program includes academic studies in the sciences, alongside work in research laboratories. The participants acquire knowledge, skills and experience coping with complex problems, while accumulating academic credits. The program is implemented in parallel with formal studies and during vacation, the students participate in workshops and full-day intensive seminars.

The program operates through the Maimonides Fund’s Future Scientists Center, as a joint initiative with the Ministry of Education’s Department for Gifted and Talented Students and the National Cyber Bureau within the Prime Minister’s Office. Other partners in the program include the Rashi Foundation, the Jerusalem Foundation, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., SanDisk, Mellanox Technologies, and Keter

Education for Science and Math – STEM Framework

About the Course Background
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe, contemplating the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to understand a little of this mystery every day.” – Albert Einstein In a world that is becoming increasingly complex, where global problems require multidisciplinary solutions, where citizens and communities need to be creative and analytical in the way they deal with problem solving, our education processes need to be measured not only by what we know, but also by what we can do with that knowledge and even by our ability to develop and combine this knowledge. It is more important than ever for our children and youth to be equipped with the knowledge and skills connected to the 21st century reality, where change is becoming the only constant. In this context, all learners should be prepared to think deeply and critically, to get the knowhow and the skills for creative and analytic thinking so that they have the chance to become the innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our world, both today and tomorrow. These are the types of skills that students learn through Science Education using STEM as a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications. While it is almost impossible to list every discipline, some common areas include aerospace, astrophysics, astronomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, chemistry, biomimicry , mathematical biology, nanotechnology, neurobiology, nuclear physics, physics, and robotics, among many, many others. As evidenced by the vast variety of disciplines, it is clear that the Science Education fields affect virtually every component of our everyday lives. This new science education approach is providing the educational system with more tools for quality education, integrating knowledge and methods from different disciplines, using a real synthesis of approaches and principles that should be especially prominent: Interdisciplinary, creativity and Relevance to reality. -The STEAM approach is connecting the dots and providing education with another tool for quality education; integrating knowledge and methods from different disciplines, using a real synthesis of approaches. -In a world where technology has been integrated into our daily lives and in which global problems require multidisciplinary solutions, citizens and communities need to be creative and analytical in the way they deal with problem solving. This educational approach provides the tools for this kind
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of approach. We must give creativity the importance it deserves in order to succeed in a world where change is becoming the only constant. -What separates this approach from traditional science and math education is the blended learning environment and the manner of showing students how the scientific method should be applied to everyday life. It teaches students a different way of thinking and focuses on the real world applications of problem solving. Nowadays we add to STEM an A, for arts. The addition of the arts to the original STEM framework is important as it includes practices such as modelling, developing scientific explanations and engaging in critique, which are often underemphasized in the context of math and science education. The course designed by The Aharon Ofri MASHAV International Educational Training Center is aimed at directors of education departments in education Ministries, Principals and supervisors of primary and secondary schools; Educational staff at schools Training institutions, whose responsibilities involve the allocation of resources and development of educational policies. It is based on the vast experience the Israeli education system has acquired over the years in working towards an educational environment contributive to sustainability and globalization.

STEM Education in Israel: A Case Study

In this chapter, we review the STEM education system in Israel, including historical overview, current reforms and contemporary trends and emphasis. We also describe the research process of the risk management process presented in this Brief, including the Research Methodology (Sect. 3.2.1), Research Participants (Sect. 3.2.2) and Research Tools (Sect. 3.2.3), and the Research Process (Sect. 3.2.4).

Orit Hazzan: Research topics in

Policy of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education

My recent academic – research and practice – work focuses on Policy of STEM Education, including: • Cross-sector collaboration: upscale processes, collective impact, and RPP • Human resources: predictions and professional development • Strategic analysis: SWOT analysis, risk management, and change management
These topics are addressed in my academic work on K-12, academia and industry levels. Within the context of these topics, STEM education processes on the national level (beyond a specific program or initiate) are examined, in order to make a significant change in the Israeli eco-system to sustain Israel’s economic growth and development My work is largely based on my academic background in mathematics, computer science, education, and management and my acquaintance with the Israeli educational system in general and computer science education in particular, with the academia, and with the industry in Israel and its hi-tech sector. In what follows, several examples of my recent research works, projects and activities on these topics are presented.

IATI’s STEM Education Projects

In recent years we have seen a decrease in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education in Israel. Fewer students are completing 5 units of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science.

IATI co-leads the project, as our mission is to promote and cultivate the advanced technology industries in Israel and consequently we see great value in promoting STEM education. In order to continue being a Start-Up nation we must strengthen STEM teaching in Israel, and encourage high school students to acquire STEM knowledge.

To bridge this problem IATI is co-leading events to promote STEM Education in Israel, with Government ministries, Educational NGOs and with the High-Tech Companies.,

To find out more about how you can join us for these national efforts, please contact roni@iati,co,il.
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STEM in Israel: The Educational Foundation for ‘Start-Up Nation’

 

Israel launches STEM program for kindergartners

Why did global aerospace giant Lockheed Martin send its chief executive to a Beersheva kindergarten?

Because Lockheed Martin is a major partner in Israel’s first science-technology early education program, thus far serving 100 children. The idea is that it’s never too soon to inculcate the basics of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to better prepare the next generation for the job market.

“The future growth of Israel’s economy will require a constant supply of highly trained, highly capable technical talent, which is why advancing STEM education is a critical focus for Lockheed Martin,” said Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin chairwoman, president and CEO.

Lockheed, a large U.S. defense contractor based in Washington D.C. with a campus in Sunnyvale, is among several major multinationals that have established offices in Beersheva’s new Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park (ATP), primarily housing companies involved in developing cyber technologies.

In 2014, Lockheed signed a memorandum of understanding with the Israeli government to help advance cyber-education in the Jewish state. Lockheed has since sponsored programs and conferences aimed at helping educators more effectively teach STEM curriculum.

Last year, Lockheed began collaborating with Israel’s Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and the Rashi Foundation to promote STEM programs for students in kindergarten through high schools.

The new early childhood curriculum was designed to provide 300 hours of science study per year in a stimulating learning environment that allows students to experiment and to experience and develop skills through hands-on creative activities in astronomy, physics, chemistry and robotics.

Over the next three years, classrooms taking part in the project will be equipped with computers, Lego construction kits, robotics experiments and space-related content to encourage a passion for STEM, according to the Rashi Foundation, which leads national projects that bridge educational and social gaps in Israel. The joint initiative is part of the MadaKids program that aims to cultivate future scientists in Israel.

The project is operated by Beit Yatziv, an organization that runs science education programs for some 40,000 elementary school pupils across Israel on behalf of the Rashi Foundation, including a municipal science excellence center in cooperation with the municipality of Beersheva.

“The participating kindergarten teachers received special training at Beit Yatziv that focused on the science behind natural phenomena such as the seasons, astronomy, robotics and more,” said Maya Lugassi Ben-Hemo, head of pedagogy at Beit Yatziv.

In-service training and academic guidance by Kaye College of Education and the pedagogic team of Beit Yatziv will continue through the school year, she added.

Ben-Hemo emphasized that the children won’t lack time to enjoy traditional activities such as coloring and building with blocks. “The science and technology program will be integrated within the regular curriculum of the Ministry of Education for science-oriented kindergartens, which obviously includes play time,” she said.

The goal is for children participating in the program to enter elementary school with a deeper understanding of science, technology, engineering and math, and that this model for technological early childhood education will be duplicated across Israel. The program “is intended to serve as a regional learning center” for teachers, other education professionals and parents, Ben-Hemo said.

Lockheed’s Hewson was not the only big name on hand when the science kindergarten was dedicated this past October. Also in attendance were Minister of Education Naftali Bennett, Beersheva Mayor Rubik Danilovitch, Rashi Foundation chairman (and retired general) Gabi Ashkenazi, and other dignitaries from Israel and abroad.

“The significance of the knowledge the children gain in preschool will be felt in years to come, and it will surely be highly valuable on the personal as well as the national level,” Bennett said at the event. “Opening the first science kindergarten in Beersheva sends a clear message — that everyone, everywhere in Israel, should have equal opportunities.”

Ashkenazi said the Rashi Foundation views the promotion of science and technology education from an early age as a major catalyst for strengthening Israeli society and closing educational gaps between the center and periphery of the country.

“The science kindergarten in Beersheva, the capital of the Negev, is an innovative and unique project that will give children an opportunity to cultivate their independent and inquisitive thinking and make an early start on their science education,” Ashkenazi said. “This is the first step on the path that will lead them, and the country, to new achievements in science and advanced technology.”

Desperately seeking STEM: Ministry works to promote cyber-education

Israel signs second agreement with tech firm Lockheed-Martin to encourage more kids to study science and tech

But despite the best efforts of government and industry, statistics show that STEM is still a hard sell. Kids, it appears, are intimidated by math and science, and prefer “easier” subjects. It’s a major problem around the world, including in the US.

“Ninety-seven percent of US high schools do not teach STEM effectively enough to provide students with real-life skills that will enable them to get into advance tech programs in colleges,” and neither kids, parents, nor school boards are demanding those subjects, according to Rick Geritz, one of the world’s foremost experts on cyber-education.

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Randall Mills and the great “disruptive innovation.”

“The Russians will soon make LENR (or ‘Cold Nuclear Transmutation’ as it is known in Russia) an officially publicly recognised science… … and a number of their scientists have already recognised Mills for the genius he is, and the implications GUT-CP will have for our species (PhilosophyStorm.org/Koroeada)… three questions to the Kremlin:-
1) Do you know what this technology was used for?
2) How much research have you secretly conducted on it?
3)… are you going to pay for it?

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Randall Mills and the great “disruptive innovation.”

As you know, the term “disruptive innovation” was introduced into science by Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School back in 1997, in his book “The Innovator’s Dilemma: How Strong Companies Perish because of New Technologies”. At the moment, it is a kind of “cornerstone”, “track star” in the global venture capital industry. Christensen classified innovations as “improving” (gradual improvement of old technologies) and “disruptive” (fundamentally changing, devaluing and replacing old ones).

The history of mankind, both in the past and in the settled decades, is replete with examples of such disruptive innovations.

Gunpowder and firearms based on it supplanted the bow and arrows, the emergence of a steam engine led to the disappearance of sailing ships, internal combustion engines finally “finished off” horse-drawn traction, the invention of refrigerators destroyed the ice-making business, and how many candle factories did the light bulb destroy?
Cell phones almost crowded out wired landlines, e-mail drastically reduced the amount of paper correspondence, “electronic” books are increasingly replacing paper ones, photo technology has almost completely become digital …

This list can be continued for a long time. At the same time, the emergence of a new technology does not necessarily mean the immediate disappearance of the previous one due to its inefficiency. For example, the steam engine and the internal combustion engine coexisted for a long time, while the engine was still not perfect enough, and the steam engine had the opportunity to further increase its efficiency. But this is only the technological aspect of the problem. A much more complicated problem is the problem of the social consequences of this kind of innovation.

Innovations are not immediately radically changing human life. Many “outdated” things remain in demand simply because of the conservatism and low adaptability of a large mass of people. With age, it generally becomes extremely difficult to master the ever-increasing volume of new products. For example, for those who are used to reading books in their “classic” form, to feel their color, volume, and even smell, the choice will almost always be in favor of the paper version. So the printing industry will exist for a long time. However, over time, the process of changing generations will finally take the paper book out of use. While there is still time. But soon the technology of printing will finally be a thing of the past.

The most difficult problem is the problem of the released labor force. In printing, as in its time and in the procurement of ice, not so much workforce is employed. In the case of cab drivers, everything was more complicated. Many of them have not moved to the “iron horses”. It is possible that soon the driver’s profession will start to disappear altogether due to the massive introduction of unmanned vehicles. Where to put the ever-increasing mass of the unemployed? This is an old problem, known since the French proletarians, who were small artisans yesterday, were throwing their wooden shoes (clogs) into the complex mechanisms of factory-made machines. Sabotage has become a common form of social protest against technological progress. A modern, equally ridiculous example is the taxi riot against Uber.

A significant part of the people freed from the old industries will still be able to adapt, and the more perfect the system of governance, education and social support in the country, the less painful the adaptation process will be. The main thing is that these social systems cope with the “volumes” qualitatively. But what will happen if these volumes increase critically?

The era of subsistence farming in most of the planet is a thing of the past. The division of labor has reached its maximum, and has become global. As a result of this process, a large group of countries has emerged, whose well-being largely, if not critically, depends on world market demand and the price of a single commodity. For example, oil. Venezuela and Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria and Kuwait. This is a long list of countries. “Black gold” became for them both a great gift and a great curse, since it largely determined the model of socio-economic development. Until recently, these countries were swimming in the flows of petrodollars. Now, after a significant drop in oil prices, the situation has changed, but for now it is not so critical. But what happens if the demand for oil begins to decline even more rapidly? What will happen if whole countries start to be “released” from the world market division of labor? On the example of what is happening in today’s Venezuela, we see possible scenarios …
What will happen if the process of displacing fossil fuels from the global energy balance begins to accelerate, and an avalanche? And such a scenario seems increasingly likely, and here’s why.

To date, the transition to alternative oil sources of energy has been complicated mainly by the inefficiency of alternatives. All alternative oil technologies could hardly be called “disruptive.” Neither solar, nor wind, nor geothermal, nor even atomic energy was a serious alternative to oil, at least on a planetary scale. But in the coming years, the situation may change radically.

October 26, 2016 there was quite an ordinary event. In a small room, designed only for a small audience for interested persons, Brilliant Light Power presented the latest, industrial design of the Sansell reactor (solar cell, SunCell). It was another presentation of an improved prototype, which the company has been conducting regularly since January 2014. It is important to note that this time the company positioned the sample of the reactor as an industrial prototype, that is, almost ready for testing and subsequent mass production. That is, able to work constantly, 24 * 7 * 365.

The appearance of Sunsell became possible as a result of the long and persistent efforts of the head of the company, Dr. Randall Mills. The result of a long, twenty-five years of work. The work is both practical and theoretical, since Sunsell is based on a completely new physical theory called “The Grand Unified Theory of Classical Physics” (GUT-CP) by Dr. Mills, “The Big Unified Theory of Classical Physics”. It is characteristic that the Mills theory fundamentally contradicts the currently dominant physical theory — quantum mechanics. However, Dr. Mills considers quantum mechanics “just a bad theory.” Well, he can afford it, since he proposed a much more effective alternative.

In addition to a number of others, the most important theoretical discovery of GUT-CP’s theory by Dr. Mills was the idea of ​​hydrino — a particularly compact state of the hydrogen atom, which is essentially the so-called “dark matter” in our Universe. The transformation of ordinary hydrogen into hydrino occurs during the so-called BLP process (BLP-process), a special catalytic process, with an output of enormous energy, hundreds of times greater than when burning hydrogen. The voron – argon mixture is used as a “fuel,” and molten silver is used as a catalyst. The product of the transformation of hydrogen into hydrino is the so-called “hydrino gas”. Extremely light and inert in its chemical properties, it cannot be held by gravity, as a result of which it is carried off into space.

Due to the fact that the emitted radiation is mainly in the invisible range (ultraviolet), it can not be absorbed by solar panels directly. Therefore, the design of the reactor uses the so-called “black body”, a graphite sphere, which absorbs ultraviolet light and emits it already in the visible range, suitable for operating the most efficient three-layer solar panels.

In turn, solar panels serve as a kind of compact “Dyson sphere”, absorbing the energy of thousands of suns.
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It is noteworthy that the reactor has a very simple design, with a minimum of moving parts. For example, two electromagnetic pumps are used as pumps for molten silver, as well as a “liquid electrode” modulator, so that opposite jets of melted silver converge in opposition in the center of a hot sphere (there is a video of the process on the digging site). This design makes the reactor cheap, simple and almost maintenance free. The main factor both in price and durability of the reactor is solar panels. At the moment, it is planned to use solar panels by Masimo (Masimo semiconductor), with a thirty-year history of work in this area. The declared life of the solar panels is more than 20 years.
Thus, the twenty-five-year work of Mills achieved the goal: confirmation of the correctness of his theory, its practical embodiment was a compact, and incredibly powerful source of energy. Which, according to the announced plan, should enter the market after industrial testing, in the second half of 2017.

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Now, back to the original question of this article: Is the Sunsell technology a so-called “disruptive innovation”? An innovation that can drastically change the face of the entire energy industry, and of the planet as a whole?

That is the goal stated by Dr. Randall Mills. And it seems that he is right. Because, at the moment there is no other source of energy so compact, so powerful, so cheap. Of course, it is a brilliant alternative to fossil fuels that can replace it in the vast majority of areas. Finally, humanity will stop, in the words of the great Russian chemist Mendeleev, “drown the stove with banknotes”, burning the most valuable mineral raw materials, and at the same time polluting the earth’s atmosphere. And this is a matter of time.
But this is the main question: what time? And what social and economic consequences will result from the introduction of this truly great innovation?

Of course, the main thing that awaits us is the “great infrastructure transition,” on a planetary scale. This is a question of quite a long time, perhaps several decades. Of course, fossil fuels will not be squeezed out of the energy market tomorrow. But in the perspective of 10-15 years, it will begin to happen inevitably. And the farther, the more, and over time, the process of introducing a new technology will acquire an avalanche-like character, causing not only fundamental technological, but also social changes. Preserving smoothness and stability during this transition is a complex managerial task on a global scale that requires both comprehensive thinking and the creation of international mechanisms that facilitate the transition, compensating for possible negative socio-economic consequences, especially in “oil” countries.

There is still time, and it is necessary to use it. This is especially true of the “oil” countries, which are well prepared for the possible socio-economic turbulence caused by structural changes in the economy. As Steven Chu, an American physicist and Nobel Prize winner, former US Secretary of Energy in the United States, said, “the Stone Age did not end because humanity ended up with stones,” meaning that the oil age would end not because oil would end. Looks like he was right.
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Chemistry, cosmology, Dark Matter, Futurism, GUT-CP, hydrino, New elements, particle physics, physics, Randell Mills, technology

1st International Conference On The Grand Unified Theory Of Classical Physics?… Anyone? VIENNA! :D

“Well I’m thinking of TedTalk… meh? Brett Holverstott may be interested.

But I’m thinking The Society For Classical Physics was up and running for fifteen years, Mills has slowly built support and confirmation since the inception, there’s physicists and theoreticians from London to Russia to India to Japan to South Korea to New Zealand to Italy… that are at least open to The Grand Unified Theory Of Classical Physics… some people are hailing it as the greatest scientific work since Newton Principia… they want Standard Model and Quantum in the dustbin of history… organise an international conference!
I’m thinking Vienna! Just to take the piss! 😀 On a number of levels.
(that and the U.S may not let me in)

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ICGUTP 2018 : 20th International Conference on Grand Unified Theory of Physics
San Francisco, USA
June 6 – 7, 2018

cosmology, Fusion, GUT-CP, hydrino, particle physics, physics, Randell Mills

ARTICLE – State “by hydrino”: the energy revolution that we missed (Center for Strategic Assessment and Forecasts – Russian Scientists)

The following article is taken from Center for Strategic Assessment and forecasts (13-05-2014). As usual with the Russkies, the translation is little shaky… but they know what’s going on!

“The centre of strategic estimations and forecasts (further – the Center) is created in February, 2012 on the basis of creative group of the Russian scientists, is the Russian non-governmental organisation – the exploratory centre in the field of foreign policy and a security policy. The bulk of works of the centre (especially in the field of information security, problems of the informational society and modern military art) is connected with activity of one of founders of the Center, Dr. Grinjaev Sergey Nikolaevich. The legal status of the Center – the independent noncommercial organisation. It is founded by physical persons, citizens of the Russian Federation. The centre is the network scientifically-methodical organisation, and in the capacity of the basic form of the activity uses work in virtual network communities of experts.”

State “by hydrino”: the energy revolution that we missed

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This event was long-awaited. Back in 2005 the scientific and the business community is disturbed by reports that a Randy mills, the head of the company Blacklight Power (BLP) has opened a new, virtually inexhaustible source of cheap energy, associated with the transfer of hydrogen in a new, previously unknown to science low-energy state called “hydrino”. “Financial times” in an article entitled “the Atomic bomb, rassypuha scientific world” is pretty accurately reflected the effect of the work of mills. He swung not only on energy, proposing a method of obtaining energy at a price one hundred times lower than the currently existing, but on the very foundations of modern physics and quantum mechanics.
“Nonsense,” said influential skeptics, “fractional quantum States of hydrogen atom”. The scientific world did not accept the work of mills, says Wikipedia. And yet to dismiss the sensation could not – after three years of his revolutionary theory was confirmed by practice: was built the first prototype of the reactor that worked on “fuel” from water, and in couple of months Blacklight Power has attracted investment of $ 60 million. In October 2008, “wall Street journal” told about a new company’s success – were built two reactors, 1 and 50 kilowatts, which have been successfully tested at the University of Rowan. Report on the testing of the plant, struck the scientific world, went to “si-EN-EN”.
What happened next, everyone knows the economic crisis broke out, and the young company had hard times. From 30 people in the company (which is more correctly called a private research Institute), left 22. However, as time went on, and appeared more and more work and development confirming the opening of the mills. Rose firms operating in the same direction: from California Brillouin, Leonardo Corp of Italian Andrea Rossi and Defkalion the Greek.

From cold fusion to LENR and hydrino

All of them, though not offer a “fuel from water” work in the same direction, which we often (and mistakenly) referred to as “cold fusion, and only sometimes – the English acronym LENR, “low energy nuclear reactions”, or “cold fusion”, i.e. “cold fusion”. After Fleischmann and Pons announced their discovery of the possibilities of cold fusion reactions, it has been 25 years, and much has changed – came a better understanding and more accurate terminology, and, finally, commercially viable technologies.
I must say, the enterprises working in the field of LENR has made remarkable progress. If the current sources of energy require significant investments, fixed costs, environmentally harmful, and organize themselves around powerful groups of specific interests, new sources of energy much cheaper and safer. For example, E-Cat Andrea Rossi with a capacity of 5 KW can fit on the table without emitting any greenhouse gases or radioactive waste and runs on fuel element, the size of the battery that should be replaced every weather.
Leonardo Corp recently sold the license to produce their plants firm Industrial Heat involved in the introduction of new technologies. In a special press release this company, issued January 24, says that the world needs a new, clean and efficient source of cheap energy. This technology will improve the standard of living in developing countries, and reduce pressure on the environment. “Our goal is to make this technology widely available.”
Competitors of Andrea Rossi also does not stand still. The California company Brillouin has signed several multimillion contracts for supply of its installations, including in South Korea. Given the well-known ability of residents of South-East Asia to adopt foreign technology, with no doubt protected by copyright, and energy hunger in China, the consequences of such transactions it is easy to predict.
However, despite all the successes of alternative energy, the scientific mainstream “in emphasis does not see” new technologies – the leading scientific journals of the West is still flatly refuse to accept for publication a scientific article, going in the wrong direction. This, in turn, increases konspirologichesky sentiment in public and suspicion of the existence of oil and gas mafia, actively lobbying for their interests among the scientific community. And these suspicions must be said, are not unfounded…
And again – the bombshell: BLP announced the demonstration on 28 January a new installation. At this time, the reactor power is a good 10 Megawatts, enough to light 10 thousand apartments. The orchestra presents a device installed and how it works. Published and patents to develop (they are in Russian language – “Method and device for converting matter into energy and energy into matter”, (Patent RU 2180458)).
The description of the essence of a patent can cause stuttering not only by professors of physics, but also school teachers of chemistry. “The invention relates to methods and apparatus for releasing energy from hydrogen atoms (molecules) as their electrons are impacted with a view to their transfer to lower energy levels, with smaller radii (smaller values of the major and minor semi-axes), rather than in the ground state (the so-called “hydrino” – ed.), by providing energy sinks or methods to remove energy resonant with the frequency emitted by the electron energy, with the aim to stimulate these transitions according to modern atomic theory.”
Whether the authors of the patent of the Russian poor inventors would not see them patent, as their ears. But Western secured and uncles had to make concessions, Tisnov in the text is completely unnecessary here, “according to modern atomic theory.” That’s the problem – in the modern theory of “hydrino” mills is not fit. He is the Creator of its own. In this theory it stands out among the theoretical developments of the creators of LENR technology. Apparently, the reaction in which the plants operate mills are not even to low-energy nuclear as a peculiar class of strong chemical reactions that were previously unknown.

Portrait of “Einstein of the 21st century”

It is impossible not to sympathize with the skeptics: shrug mills did not succeed because he is a prominent theoretical physicist. In 1999 he published a fundamental work on quantum mechanics – “unified theory of classical quantum mechanics”, and in 2011 – an impressive three-volume “the United theory of classical physics” (although it is not translated into Russian, but is in the public domain). However, when you cannot refute, it is possible not to pay attention – his work has the scientific world is trying hard not to notice.
The mills theory does not introduce any exotic essence of the “Higgs boson”. In fact, it relies on one new thing – the idea of the electron, which considers not point wave-particle, and particle of an infinite number of rotating spheres. How here not to remember worn in Soviet times, Lenin said that the electron is as inexhaustible as the atom. Amazing, but true – since Lenin’s idea of the electron has not changed. Starting from this modest starting point, and gradually developing it, a new theory solves a lot of problems, pursuing physics for decades – the so-called problem of the energy balance of the Sun, the problem of dark matter, and previously inexplicable moments in the spectra of radiation of atoms. Finally, the theory of mills restores to quantum mechanics the principle of causality, ridding it of the theory of probability and become literally a byword of corpuscular-wave dualism.
The prediction of a new, virtually inexhaustible source of cheap energy, it is a bonus of the new theory – but what! The value obtained when the hydrogen in hydrino energy is about 100 times lower than traditional technology, and the fuel source is ordinary water.
The Randall mills as little like a self-taught – he is a man with three degrees (the medic, chemist and electrical engineer) the most prestigious American universities – Harvard and mit. Definitely, he is one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry.
Last, but not least, it’s a human quality. To be honest, many prominent scientists and inventors were a people with a complex character that prevented them to realize their ideas. Fortunately, Randall mills was a man of friendly and sociable, and thanks to the Board of Directors of BLP gathered brilliant professionals with impeccable reputation. Among them – Michael Jordan, former CEO of Westinghouse, and Shelby brewer, chief nuclear scientist in the Reagan administration.
Unfortunately, in the perception of the scientific community even the most fruitful theories are no miracles – as was noted by Thomas Kuhn, theories replace each other only with the change of generations of scientists themselves. As science strives for novelty, in fact, no one really likes revolutionary theories. Given that the book mills theory, outlining the hypothesis of the existence of hydrino, was released in 1992, and experimental confirmation – in 2008, I would venture to suggest that at least a minimal chance for the Nobel prize he will appear not earlier than years through five.
The consequences of the energy revolution
Even with the big delay, but the information about breakthrough in the field of energy technology and entered the post-Soviet space. On 12 January published an open letter to a prominent journalist Maxim Kalashnikov President Putin, “We need nuclear project-2”.
“We will try to outline the threat to the Russian Federation of development in the world of this new “pocket” nuclear energy LENR. Do it for yourself, for your brains, citizen Putin, government officials and “academics”, count we cannot”, he writes.
In a rather colorful expressions Kalashnikov paints a picture of what is happening, coming to the conclusion that the coming “crash of the oil economy means the collapse and most dangerous crisis of countries such as Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf monarchies. (In Russia on the collapse of “Gazprom” and oil companies will overlap the collapse of Rosatom). Dramatically poorer Islamic world, will cease feeding his extremism and terrorism oil sheikhs. In the Islamic world will start a split, catching a dangerous distemper, it will start to collapse entire countries. Russia, which has sharply reduced budget, can also fall apart, clearly having lost Ukraine and Belarus”.
Note one caveat – Kalashnikov does not speak about the opportunities physics mills, and it not only radically cheaper energy technologies, and new materials, engines, transportation, communications (including underwater), arms (ultraviolet lasers), heavy duty battery, corrosion-resistant coating, a milestone in the development of electronics and space exploration.
And that’s not all. Following the scientific and technological boom and economic boom is inevitable, and powerful social shifts. The energy is power. Decentralization of energy sources threatens not only the oil and gas mafia, it threatens to deprive the ruling elite rather significant part of its political power. The energy revolution will inevitably lead to social revolution.
It seems that it is the last circumstance most of all frightens the ruling circles – how else to explain that the last quarter of a century the development of new technologies was carried out in the absence of state funding and the active opposition of the scientific establishment? But if the republics of the former Soviet Union the development of technology and science was able to completely stop and to exsanguinate in the United States this has not happened – a quarter of a century “corruption” resulted in large-scale “underground fire” that threatens to bubble up, and absorbing the scientific establishment and the ruling elite.

astro-physics, Environment, Fusion, Global Warming, ITER, particle physics

‘Let There Be Light’ – 2017 documentary/comedy film on international fusion research. (ITER, fusion and the global energy crisis)

“A star is drawing on some vast reservoir of energy by means unknown to us. This reservoir can scarcely be other than the subatomic energy which, it is known exists abundantly in all matter; we sometimes dream that man will one day learn how to release it and use it for his service.” – Lord Arthur Stanley Eddington 1920

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Let There Be Light is an award winning 2017 documentary film investigating sciences century long endeavour in pursuit of ‘Fusion Energy’. The film focuses on the multi-billion dollar ITER project in France, telling the stories of a number of scientists involved.

Obviously to those of us familiar with the work of Dr Randell Mills, ‘hydrino’ energy and GUT-CP… we understand that the ITER project is a complete waste of time, 😀 and thus,  the documentary film is more of a tragic comedy!
(‘the greatest comedy of the century!’)

On a serious note, the film does highlight the necessity for our species to find a clean and abundant energy source, that will sustain our civilisation in the long term. As one scientist says “If we don’t crack fusion, we are doomed”, “I think we’re going hundred miles per hour towards a brick wall, and nobody seems to be paying much attention.”

Below is an excerpt from a 2009 BBC Horizon documentary entitled ‘Can We Make a Star On Earth?’ featuring Professor Brian Cox and Dr Saul Griffith (whom I will post about in the future). The clip shows a series of calculations made regarding providing energy to an increasing global population by 2035 by replacing fossil fuels. After watching, it soon becomes apparent that humankind has no other option expect to discover and utilise a brand new energy source. Dr Randell Mills and his team at Brilliant Light Power have discovered and harnessed that energy source in the form of ‘hydrino energy’, and the sooner both the worlds scientific community and the worlds Governments realise that it not only exists, but is ready to be distributed globally, the more likely we are in avoiding the eventual global energy crisis that looms over our civilisation.

Renewable energy and the Future (Some calculations)…

A number of experts and investigators have noted that the calculations regarding the energy input of ITER, the power amplifications stated and the deceptions involved, means that the project is the biggest waste of money and scientific minds in modern history. Essentially ITER is the biggest scientific scam in modern history, and will NOT lead to wither a breakthrough in scientific discovery or a new source of energy…
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Why Nuclear Fusion Is Always 30 Years Away
Why We Will Never Build a Nuclear Fusion Reactor As Good As The Sun
The Fusion Myth
ITER is a showcase … for the drawbacks of fusion energy
Fusion reactors: Not what they’re cracked up to be
Fusion energy: a useful myth to keep the model (1993)
Fusion Energy’s Dreamers, Hucksters, and Loons
The ITER Power Amplification Myth
“The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is the largest and most expensive science experiment on Earth today. Public outreach for the experimental fusion reactor, under the direction of Laban Coblentz, the head of the ITER communications office, has led journalists and the public to believe that, when completed, the reactor will produce 10 times more power than goes into it.
It will do no such thing. The $22 billion reactor is designed to produce only 1.6 times more thermal power than it consumes in electric power. Using a more conservative calculation, the reactor will lose more power than it produces. The planned output power of the reactor has been reported correctly, but the input power for the reactor has been widely reported, incorrectly, as 50 megawatts. The actual input power value, rarely discussed publicly, will be significantly larger.”
ITERGATE: The New Energy Times ITER Fusion Investigation
Steven B. Krivit’s ITER Investigation Series

Anyway… the documentary I have been waiting to see (and ridicule!)… “Let There Be Light”…