Saturday, May 13, 2017

Technologies recovered from Roswell crash, 1947

There are other technologies supposedly derived from Roswell:

aerodynamics to some extent,
human/machine interfacing
liquid crystal and touch display
lasers and holographics

there are others related technologies rumored to come from the Roswell Crash.

Titanium, 1950
Sometimes called the "space age metal", Titanium was discovered in 1791, but it was not until the early 1950s titanium began to be used extensively for military aviation purposes, particularly in high-performance jets, starting with aircraft such as the F100 Super Sabres and Lockheed A-12.

In the USA, the Department of Defense realized the strategic importance of the metal and supported early efforts of commercialization. Throughout the period of the Cold War, titanium was considered a Strategic Material by the U.S. government, and a large stockpile of titanium sponge was maintained by the Defense National Stockpile Center. the dark-grey titanium-based shape memory alloy known as nickel-titanium (NiTi)?

In case you didn’t know, NiTi is actually the world’s most powerful shape-memory alloy, the lightest titanium-based shape-memory alloy in existence, and one of the toughest in terms of resisting the high temperatures of a blow torch as well as garnering the high hardness characteristics with regular bending of the alloy to resist cutting and ripping. Surely an ideal material for use in the aerospace industry. Well, apparently that’s what the witnesses allegedly observed in the Roswell metallic foil (ie. dark-grey, returns to its original shape, and tough too). Now, according to, the alloy was studied by USAF at Wright-Patterson AFB after 1947, but not in 1947 for some reason. And it wasn’t the only shape-memory alloy studied by the USAF at the time too. Did the USAF get it from the Germans? I doubt it. the latest research from SUNRISE is telling us the technology to make a high purity NITi or other titanium-based shape-memory alloy was not available in 1947 or earlier. Might be worth your time to read the book from the SUNRISE web site.

Bullet proof vest 1951
Bullet proof vest have been around since WWII but they were not really understood or did much good until the early 1950s. During the Korean War several new vests were produced for the United States military, including the M-1951, which made use of fibre-reinforced plastic or aluminium segments woven into a nylon vest. These vests represented "a vast improvement on weight, but the armor failed to stop bullets and fragments very successfully," although officially they were claimed to be able to stop 7.62x25mm Tokarev pistol rounds at the muzzle. Developed by Natick Laboratories and introduced in 1967, T65-2 plate carriers were the first vests designed to hold hard ceramic plates, making them capable of stopping 7 mm rifle rounds. It is widely speculated that the aliens that were discovered at Roswell were wearing indestructible fabric. Philip Corso describes this in great detail!

Transistor, 1953
Pottering around the garden to the sounds of the Ashes; lying back in the bath with The Archers on; blocking out the office din with a chart hit; all simple pleasures made possible by the transistor radio. Until their introduction, radios were bulky affairs hooked up to the mains, but that changed in the early 1950s when the transistor manufacturer Texas Instruments commissioned the Indianapolis firm IDEA to develop the Regency TR1, which cost almost $500 in today's money when it went on sale in 1954. TI was certainly one of the companies that had government contracts and the transistor literally changed the world!

Remote control, 1955
1955—TV REMOTE CONTROL It marks the official end of humanity's struggle for survival and the beginning of its quest for a really relaxing afternoon. The wireless remote, designed by Zenith's Eugene Polley, is essentially a flashlight. When Zenith discovers that direct sunlight also can change channels on the remote-receptive TVs, the company comes out with a model that uses ultrasound; it lasts into the 1980s, to the chagrin of many a family dog. The industry then switches to infrared. Zenith is another company would not have been in business if it were not for government contracts and the short term startling breakthroughs they made!

Laser Technology, 1958
1958/LASER BEAM Whitens teeth, removes tattoos, corrects vision, scans groceries, tracks missiles. Man has been trying to find a way to contain a laser beam technology magically arrives on the scene in the 1950s. This technology was the one the military wanted the most, it was rightfully viewed to have many military applications.

Fiber Optics 1958
Fiber optic has been around for a hundred years but it was not until late 1958 that it was understood how it could be used for commercial and military purposes. Oddly enough the laser and fiber optics pretty much developed at the same time. Philip Corso told of finding fiber optics in the Roswell craft that was wrapped in material which allowed the light to actually turn corners. It was not until this knowledge became available that fiber optics became a usable product.

Microchip, 1958
It is impossible to sum up how much these tiny slivers of silicon and metal have transformed our lives. They feature in everything from toys to tanks and motorbikes to microwaves but when, in 1952, the engineer Geoffrey Dummer proposed using a block of silicon, whose layers would provide the components of electronic systems, nobody took him seriously and he never built a working prototype. Six years later, US engineer Jack Kilby took the baton and built the world's first monolithic integrated circuit, or microchip.

Integrated Circuit, 1959
The first general-purpose computer, the nearly 30-ton ENIAC (1947), contains 18,000 vacuum tubes, 70,000 resistors and 10,000 capacitors. In 1959, the INTEGRATED CIRCUIT puts those innards on one tiny chip. Before the entire world is networked, there is the ARPANET—four computers linked in 1969. Even with the biggest skeptics among us this technology seem to happen overnight and changed the world in ways that we are still just beginning to understand.

Night Vision Device 1963
First generation passive devices, introduced during the Vietnam War, were an adaptation of earlier active GEN 0 technology, and rely on ambient light instead of an infrared light source. Using an S-20 photocathode, their image intensifiers produce a light amplifier 1000X but also require moonlight to operate. The craft found in Roswell were said to have windows that allowed the occupants to see out at night without the aid of light! An eye lens from one of the aliens was also removed which gave the being the ability to see at night without the aid of artificial light.

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