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    This is the Physics Forum. At last I am ready to make my big bang. MeteorWayne will be eating out of my hand when he realises I have raised Physics to a new level. Let the greatest Acoustic reverterating resounding parabolic bronze GONG be constructed by NASA Tonal Scientists. Large enough in theory for the GONG once struck by an enormous Sounding wand with just the right force, for the Sound in whatever transmission mode to be heard on the Moon. The sound waves are only part of the exploratory pathway. Along this directional soundwave we could intergrate pulses of radio waves or x-rays to return information back to Earth Receivers. Everyone must have thought of the BIG GONG, but nows the time to develope the idea. Maybe something as simple as the dinner gong could lead us inter new realmes of Science, as well as call us to Dinner? westwind.


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    It was the physics forum


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    Quote Originally Posted by westwind View Post
    I have raised Physics to a new level
    I think you have misspelt "lowered".
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    It was only my way of calling the disciples of Physics Discipline(s) to actually do some hands on Physics. How can we advance the knowledge of Physics if all we do is talk about what we know of Physics? Or is Physics all pencil work after thinking a long time? Does anyone actually do Physics? In making my BIG GONG we might introduce some newly revealed Physics that will enable other stalled dead end ideas to branch out revealing new concepts. Surely all Physics has not already been discovered? Where do we go to break new ground in Physics? Water boils at a determined Physics timetable, ( known ), also water boils in a vacumm at a determined Physics Timetable, ( known ). The above sea level air pressure having an effect. Increased air pressure no doubt has an effect. But I have never heard anything about the conditions governing the Boiling temperatures of different makes of beer or wine. I beleave the English like their beer warm. westwind.
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    For Strange. I like your perceptive wit Strange. Together, providing MeteorWayne goes on holidays, we could re-design the World. westwind.
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    Imagine the unholy racket from the sun if sound could travel through space?

    Makes me think of shouting as loud as you can to the person next to you at a rock concert, when, suddenly the music stops, and everyone gets to share in what it is that you were saying(shouting)
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    Dear sculptor. If we were all to become deaf, absolutely deaf--then there would be no sound in our Universe. It would be natural to assume this to be the normal situation. Yet, by observation, we would be puzzled. A dog would be barking and snarling and throwing his/her head about. This would convey to us that something else must be going on--Communication. Are sounds Finite? Sound then is the 5th Element, the 5th Sense. The ability to hear sound is a part of our Survival mechanism. What re-action could I expect to see from the Fauna of this Planet if I were to Continually Bong my big GONG FOR 24 HOURS, 1week, 1year? westwind.
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    IF
    You made such a massive gong
    would the sound waves be so low as to be below the range of the human ear?

    have you ever taken a midnight walk in a major urban center, and encountered the truely crazy speaking excitedly in a string of what seemed total giberish?
    maybe your low pitched gong would leave elephants with a simular impression?
    or cause them to panic?
    disrupt the material bonds in the foundations of buildings
    reverborate through the fault lines triggering a series of slip fault earthquakes
    meanwhile
    blithfully ignorant of the effect you are having,
    you stand naked in front of your monstrosity, banging furiously away
    while I wonder why my chickens seem to be panicing?
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    Now your're talking sculptor. your've got the idea. Can we persuade Obama to finance this GREAT GONG?. Ive thought of a way to regulate the banging of the GREAT GONG. We construct wide and supportive Rail ( Tram ) Lines in the 90 degree ground datum to the rear of the paraboletic ( convex ?) Gong. Upon this Tramway we have the appropriate mass support for a movement ( closer or further away ), of a massive Mortar capable of firing Giant 5 Tonne projectiles to the appropriate location on the Parbolitic Sounding point on the GREAT GONG. As you so wisely pointed out this will be the means to control the reverberating, pulsating, sound waves at whatever pITCH we may require. One level of regulated repeating BONGS could be levelled at Talk Back Radio Transmitting. Neutrilising that particular wave length. Another PitCH COULD CAUSE CHICKENS TO LOSE ALL THEIR FEATHERS. This would save plucking them.

    Of course it is assured that the Great GONG also is positioal on a massive swivel base so in quiet times it could be utilised to receive Wave Signal Transmissions from Outer Space. But I am drawn to your Geo possibilities. Perhaps speed up the crumbling of Mountain Ranges by finding the right resonance to cause a disintergration of gravitational forces, As an attack weapon it would also be capable of disabling ICBM Guidance Systems. GREAT GONGS on our Defensive Perimiters Disabling all incoming Missiles.

    Perhaps the regulating of a constant pulsating pitch resonance would drive people to seek out breeding opportunities. Or, in times of Famine, another pitch completely turn off the sex drive.

    MeteorWayne might like to revise his decision and return the Thread to Physics?. westwind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westwind View Post
    ... Another PitCH COULD CAUSE CHICKENS TO LOSE ALL THEIR FEATHERS. This would save plucking them. ...
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    walking out to the chickens, with hatchet in hand and thinking about the spices to use for deep fried breaded chicken, press a button and watch the feathers fly off and think "wow, this is gonna be easier than i had thought"

    As an attack weapon it would also be capable of disabling ICBM Guidance Systems. GREAT GONGS on our Defensive Perimiters Disabling all incoming Missiles.
    I have long thought that during a nuclear exchange, the first bomb to go off would send out one helluva EMP, destroying all the guidance systems on all of the rest of the airborne missiles. Then who in hell knows where the rest(thousands?) of the bombs will go or whether they will detonate where they are?

    Maybe the best defense would be to shoot one missile straight up, and blow the bomb at the top of the troposphere, creating an EMP umbrella?

    Hit the right pitch, and the damned thing might even clean your teeth for ya?
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    Lol!
    Thinking of Goethe...he had some ideas on the properties of light.
    He wasnt a scientist so he didnt realise he was examining the physics of sight,
    (yeah Im simplifying... so?)And scientists ignored him until long after his death.

    Suppose a sinus wave, c , hits our ear drum. then the ear produces overtones...
    and sends the c-packet to the processing center controling the body total, where c1="cdefgab" is produced.
    Lets imagine ourselves as the nerve circuit between two communicating processors.
    We listen in to the traffic, basically all we do is adding yes or no to echoing information.

    The center sends c1 and we get the idea: Aha! A c-scale ...we add "yes indeed"!
    The sense gets the point and returns c2="cegbdfa" How lovely, a c-chord!
    The center returns c3="cgdaebf"...Wow! The chords in the key of c
    The sence returns c1toc2toc3toc1... Interesting! The tonality of C is a group!
    (Yeah Im simplifying...so?)
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    gee
    Makes me wish i knew something/anything about musical scales, notation, keys, major 5ths, minor 7ths etc.

    for all the good it did for me, you could just as well said squarftzenacle speelion speelion kathdnmerthalm zook zoak yeelaikoirn schiderfnm.
    except that, I had actually read and heard the words "musical scales, notation, keys, etc."
    all of which are like me staring bewildered at an excited dog without the sound of a bark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sculptor View Post
    gee
    Makes me wish i knew something/anything about musical scales, notation, keys, major 5ths, minor 7ths etc.

    for all the good it did for me, you could just as well said squarftzenacle speelion speelion kathdnmerthalm zook zoak yeelaikoirn schiderfnm.
    except that, I had actually read and heard the words "musical scales, notation, keys, etc."
    all of which are like me staring bewildered at an excited dog without the sound of a bark.
    Woof?

    "Werelock?, the worried/excited Wattz said, why look at me with that lovely bone at your shoulder?"
    You stick to stone sculptor, and I to fire, theres still ten knights missing breakfast at King Arthurs table

    LOL! The sound means concept0, the ear means mind0 , the overtones means the conCepts(x) ...
    Remember that metaphores are but approXimations. (No linearity intended)
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    ( HE HE HE )> So BIG GONGS are likely to be no better than silent bongs? But once yoy hear the sounds immersed in silent bongs than the GONGS OF BIG GONGS are self explainatery. The mind cannot sustain itself under constant exposer to BIG GONGS, but is capable of surviving silent bongs? What if every Country in the World were to have their own BIG GONGS, all tuned to a different Pitch, and all GONGING at the same time perpetually? How would this effect the Planet Earth in it's Flight Path? westwind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westwind View Post
    ( HE HE HE )> So BIG GONGS are likely to be no better than silent bongs? But once yoy hear the sounds immersed in silent bongs than the GONGS OF BIG GONGS are self explainatery. The mind cannot sustain itself under constant exposer to BIG GONGS, but is capable of surviving silent bongs? What if every Country in the World were to have their own BIG GONGS, all tuned to a different Pitch, and all GONGING at the same time perpetually? How would this effect the Planet Earth in it's Flight Path? westwind.
    The Unanswerable Question? The Path of the Drunken Butterfly?
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    Permission sought to use your sublime Quote "" The Path of the Drunken Butterfly "" End Quote. My Poetry has a certain Pollocky Drip about it, but the Poems themselves speak much of Mankinds needs, desires, unfillable Dreams. We can all march in step with Parade Ground training, but my Poetry marches to a different beat, overturned by illogical logic. westwind.
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    Blasting, billowing, bursting forth With the power of ten billion butterfly sneezes Man, with his flaming pyre Has conquered the wayward breezes

    sadly enough, butterflies don't sneeze

    WW... "go to your left your left your left"----near the end of a 10 mile march, I had my platoon laughing and light hearted with that simple hopping motion tossed in "just for fun". Marching to the same beat, just with a different twist to it.

    S. maybe only 9 missing now
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    You have set me wondering sculpor. Do you think butterflys could be deft? err deaf? The GIANT GONG GONGS might not only throw the whales off their radar, but the poor little butterflys might be herded into straight line necklaces? westwind.
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