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Driving on Air and a prophetic 'Stone Age' Technology against Global Warming

Temperature records, increasing numbers and intensities of storms, floodings, wildfires, and droughts... How will climate change proceed? And, how fast?
After decades of public and scientific debates about the causes and parameters, the recent trend is clearly speaking for a severe change of the climate on earth within an alarmingly short time. The atmosphere and the oceans are showing signs of a potential escalation towards deteriorating life conditions on earth. Nobody can stop the accumulating methane gas that is escaping faster and faster out of the perma frost regions and seabeds, not to mention the vast CO2 emissions. 
More, and more warning voices are coming up, separating themselves from the conservative establishment. The concept of basic international contracts and rules to achieve a reduction of emissions etc. is obviously not enough to stop the scary development. It seems not even scratching on the surface of the (melting) "iceberg"...
The question is not anymore, only, how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We have to put a new look on the question how we can - if we can - reduce the temperatures directly. 
Somehow, planet Earth has become a vast industrial stress experiment. We work(ed) hard for a) a destabilization of our natural habitat in the universe, including the fauna and flora, the soil, the oceans and the atmosphere, and b) for studying and documenting that depressing process in plain detail. Reports of desintegrating life zones pull a lot of media interest. New revolutionary green technologies, on the other hand, or keen ideas of geoengineering (however weird they may appear), are rarely introduced in the mainstream media. Some have been attacked or rediculed. Many useful inventions or findings for a better, greener, easier way of life can hardly make it to a major market. Or it happens very, very slow... If there is a 'stop button' for the doom, where is it?
Organic photovoltaics are actually an elegant technology to generate electric energy because certain versions could become cheap, and they are very lightweight. Yet, we find it mainly in rather small things like certain electronic products, in lamps or bags or so. It can be done even in transparent layers, so screens and windows could be also photovoltaic. Silicium based solar panels on the roofs are great, but why don't we see all those huge skyscrapers wrapped in silicium or with organic photovoltaic coatings? Based on the fact that most cars are parking or driving partly in daylight, we are throwing away up to 30 clean free kilometers per day. (Panasonic, Toyota, and Tesla are allegedly doing something about it, currently. First little steps in the right direction and at an interesting point of time, considering the introduction of the first Solar Cell in 1954(!) by researchers of the Bell Laboratories).
And what did we achieve in terms of electric recuperation? While certain commuter trains were featuring that technology, already a century ago, we went on, unflustered, using friction to brake the ride. However expensive, however fast the car, we do it still as in the times of horse-drawn carriages. That means we throw a significant portion of the energy away, each time when stepping on the brake pedal, thereby producing millions of tons of very unhealthy sorts of dust.

Thousands of billions of dollars went in the development of the modern automobiles and the sealed infrastructures, as we see them rolling, mostly with one or two persons on board, emitting loads of greenhouse gases, killing forests, animals, and plants. The industrial automobile was made to sell iron, oil and rubber. This is why we have them heavy, thirsty, dirty, and why they still can't fly (unseen certain latest developments of companies of admirable, courageous private inventors and investors). Cars were tailored to reach the work place
, daily, or a mid distance weekend destination. The easier to build and to maintain electric car is said to have a heavy battery and it takes a bit long for charging, not mentioning the economic hurdles. And, yet, it's not all solar-, hydro-, and wind energy that is enabling electric mobility...

Obviously, forgotten, or nearly unknown: the old and simple compressed air car. When we would combine that super lightweight technology with a small electric compressor and photovoltaic layers all over the bodywork, the air compression tank could refill in daylight. The speed and range is only limited by the possible air pressure, the volume of the compression tank, and also by the design of the motor. Creating these air pressure engines could even 'rescue' parts of the existing combustion engine industry. A lightweight tank from composite materials could be integrated in the bodywork to support the stiffness of the structure. That could become a very powerful, spacious, and lightweight vehicle. It could also become a very safe car because the compressed air tank could be directly connected with an outside & inside airbag system. Besides the electric car, this could be the most affordable or elegant way to go. But the number of industries involved would be 'overviewable'. Such a car would be dirt cheap. It would make the customer fairly independent. You could probably fix or upgrade things in your home garage because there is not much that could get broken. These cars could have every thinkable design, whatsoever. They could be made for delivery of Pizza, or they could transport your family. They could as well work in form of a school bus or as a tractor. When a small tank for bio gas or hydrogen is
connected additionally, besides the compressed air tank, you can reinforce the power of the engine whenever you need it. Their range willl surpass both, gas and electric.

Here is an example for the air compression technology (The city-specific design is certainly not showing the limits...)

Sometimes, in a near future, we could get the cars airborne. Retractable wings could make them flying tight over
green speedways. The 'Ground Effect Vehicle' could be a clean solution to close the gap between rolling and flying because a GEV could have retractable wings and wheels, so that it can drive downtown, after a foot-level flight over the intercity speed way. Controlling the traffic safety of GEVs, by modern computers, should be easier than running a classic car driverless through the city rush hour. A GEV could go also purely electric when the batteries will improve further. The retractable wings can be designed smaller as of a plane, but they would increase the active photovoltaic surface, compared to a normal SUV or so. Very interesting is also that they can travel over water, and over snow and ice, or over sands, or marshland...

Since we have learned of the urgent need to avoid greenhouse gas emissions, it should become politically and financially easier to invent or propose smarter things for happy people and a clean planet... Normally...
Once, we were told that a significant rise of the sea level could happen in 500 years or so... That number was going down to 50. Meanwhile, the severe weather is haunting us. We have seen it coming, though, yet we're burning oil and coal as usual. Many ingenious people presented great ideas over the past decades, but the breakthrough is hindered by an obviously distorted understanding of how a blue planet actually works. Or, is it just greed and ignorance hindering green technologies? 'Greed networks' instead of 'Green networks'? Still, some people claim that it's not all coming from mankind's carbon emissions, or that it is mainly the solar factor changing the climate etc...  Looking at the graphs, it seems too late for that discussion. 

We need an air conditioner for planet Earth!  

The utopia A TIME OF GOLDEN SKIES describes a fairly crazy sounding fictional concept. The protagonists/adventurers learn that the Great Pyramid of Giza had been secretly identified as a gigantic shooting device, a thermodynamic system of gas ex
plosion chambers to eject liquefied - then gaseous - gold through the upper two 'airshafts', so fast and so high in the sky that it can reach or surpass the top layers of the atmosphere, high enough to cover great parts of the earth with gold particles, just like a global molecular confetti rain. The process shall enhance the infrared reflectivity of the planet to reduce the average temperatures of the otherwise rapidly heating up surface, atmosphere, and oceans. The Great Pyramid - a divine/alien/human installation to prevent extinction on Earth?! That was a part of my initial idea for a Christian faith based science fiction adventure story, inspired by certain prophecies in the Bible. However, the longer I was pulled into that topic the more I had to wonder: "could it even be true?"

A leading Professor from a reknown German institute of
thermodynamics has roughly calculated the neccessary pressure to around 3500 bar to occur in the 'King's Chamber' for escalating a 10kg liquid mass of gold to fly into near earth space, pushed through the northern and southern so called 'Air Shafts'. That is a similar pressure occurring as in certain Diesel motors. Generating that energy could be achieved by a reacting sled-piston-compressed gas mix from the so called 'Grand Gallery'. Hydrogen and other light rising gases can be generated by pyrolysis, in the deepest chamber, the 'Subterranean Chamber'. A first initial gas reaction in the so called 'Queen's Chamber' and in the adjacent access corridor shall produce enough sudden pressure to push the piston sled upwards, inside the aslant 'Grand Gallery'. That process will compress the air&gas mix in the GG into the KC. The 'King's Chamber' is certainly solid enough to withstand a far higher pressure as in a Diesel motor. Thus, it could push far bigger masses high enough, to be distributed by jet streams or the coriolis force, toward the northern and the southern skies and countries! The diagonal angles of the shafts, and their specific design, could throughout indicate the intended function as acceleration runs with their over 60m effective lengths(!) allowing unprecedented long ballistic trajectories of a liquid dense metal material which is becoming a gas during flight. The air friction at such multiple supersonic speeds will be furtherly heating up the liquid metal, so that it turns into the gaseous state while being trapped in the slipstream behind a shock burned ceramic lump of clay, leading the accelerated gold charge and the trailing glueing clay (or plaster), in the shafts. Specs and details may become subject to research, but I hope, the physical principles, hinted, here, appear plausible enough to consider that roughly presented, seemingly 'absurd' suggestion. Someone attempted to rescue human life and the nature on earth, someone who ruled or influenced the deep ancient past (at the least)... and, who could obviously see sharply into the future.

Pre-installed vertical grooves are to find in the 'Antechamber', an access room made of granite, leading to the KC. It is apparently designed for a huge 'high performance' valve system consisting of three massive bulkheads, or portcullis. Presumably, they are as best to be built from steel, certainly mechanically connected to the giant sled-piston system in the Grand Gallery (constructed from steel, to stand the extreme pressure, the dynamic forces, and the range of temperatures). The vertical rails, for closing the three bulkheads, will have to be anchored in certain granite grooves already carved in by the ancient masons (the grooves are partly damaged but repairable). That triple portcullis valve system will be defining how much pressure the red granite block lined King's Chamber can take; thus, how far the gold gas can fly, in the slipstream behind a leading nose of ceramics keeping the golden gas on track. 54 little niches, meant to support the roller bearings for the piston sledge in the GG, had been carved into the ledges, (again: by the ancient masons!). Normally, the necessary internal installations and repair works could be completed by mortal humans of today with stuff that is to find in a building materials & hardware store.

The mysterious five 'Relief Chambers', stacked on top of the King's Chamber, will as well contain light gases. Their reaction shall dampen AND increase the pressure in the KC, at the same time! Their
cascade-like ignition will happen in a rapid succession within a fraction of a second, by piezo effect, occurring between the stone beams on top and below each chamber (between the ceiling beams, the gas can flow in and out as they had not been made air tight, intentionally!). The quartz particles will produce sparking, due to the sudden change of static pressure in all the contact points. That firing cascade will stretch the duration and the maximum gas pressure in the KC. Splashing water, from the 'Stone Sarcophagus', has now enough time to steam up, thereby increasing the gas pressure in the KC, even more! The highest attainable pressure will finally release the clay-sealed gold charges, and push them through the upper two shafts, straight into the northern and into the southern sky (there is still an important mechanism to ensure the synchronicity but it would take too much space to tell, here). That ancient machine is meant to gilden our planet, to pause, or halt Global Warming for a certain time, long enough, so that we can have the opportunity (mercy would be the better term) to "clean" our planet, our technical habits, our methods of food production, our social-economic concepts etc. to cooling down the political and social unrest, and more... hopefully, yet before we are running out of options!

The Great Pyramid of Giza is a planetary life rescue apparatus, to say it in a nutshell. Her mathematical and geometrical references show also
the character of a divine memorial monument. It's a monument that proves the serious intention to rescue! Certain numbers and features are indicating direct biblical connections, as researchers had noticed. Some, already, centuries ago. The Giza Pyramids are hiding more inbuilt physical functions as a Hollywood film maker could dare to dream of...
Gold is extremely effective covering large surfaces with surprisingly small masses, so that a very thinly gilded surface can be reflecting highest levels of infrared radiation. A gold coin is enough to gild a full size sculpture of a rider and his horse! We need, of course, not a fully closed gold coating of the earth's surface. Just a transparent veil of gold particles is enough. That cloud of gold could be orbiting the planet and then be falling back down, partly on dry land. It will remain as an active reflector, as long as it occurs in the sky or in the upper layer of the dry surface of the earth.
Every single gold atom, in the low orbit, in the atmosphere, or on the ground, will help to fight Global Warming whilst increasing the infrared reflectivity of our planet!

Could the Great Pyramid, made of 6.25 million tons (estimated total mass) of seamlessly set 2.5 tons heavy stone blocks (average), take such a high pressure in her red granite block armored King's Chamber, for propelling the instantly liquifying Gold so high into the sky? Perhaps daily, during the coming decades, or even centuries? Can she distribute the gaseous gold towards the northern and the southern hemisphere, reaching far out to cover the globe with a super thin golden layer reflecting more and more of the infrared radiation of the sun? Could that ancient enigmatic monument be meant to halt the terrible dynamics of Global Warming caused by our (obviously expected by the ancient builder/s) industrial societies of the modern age? Can it give us enough extra time to overcome mankind's economic think barriers, destructive habits, and harmful technologies? Can it make us sometimes 'giving' to each other instead of selling, 'receiving' instead of buying? Can we learn to become a human family of love and peace? Can we sometimes connect to the obviously existing interstellar, or intergalactic networks? Can we even become a new "building block" of the Kingdom of Heaven? Or will we choose to live on as economic and military conquerors and warriors, burning and ruining our green and blue house in space? We can not buy the ladder to Heaven, we will have to pray for it!

Isaiah, a prophet of the Old Testament, had announced an 'Altar of Stone', after all, important enough to become a 'Witness and a Sign of the Lord of Hosts' in an unknown future. That 'Altar of Stone' shall be located in the 'midst of the Land of Egypt' and 'at its border'. 'Border' translates into "Giza", the elevated frontier point between Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. It is not believed that Isaiah had seen or known the Giza Pyramids, or if he even knew more about their specific technical functions. I guess that God had let him use prophetic words, hinting Giza, but also protecting it as long as necessary because otherwise the monument site would have become a focus of worse destruction and seizure, like several other important places with a deep impact in the human history. The specified location, and the term 'Altar' is fitting perfectly because it could hint an important place to 'sacrifice' something of 'value'...

A second object of stone that is mentioned in Isaiah 19:19, the 'stone column' or 'pillar of stone', is still standing in a place that is, biblically, named 'Ir-Ha-Heres', the 'City of Destruction'. Once, it was known as 'Heliopolis' in greek, or 'IUNU' in Egyptian language. Huge temples had been destroyed, and then removed from there. Today it is a district of Cairo. One single obelisk survived, miraculously, still pointing skyward, in a little park, illuminated at night...

Will A TIME OF GOLDEN SKIES remain science fiction or could it even be?
Could the Great Pyramid of Giza become the last way out to halt Global Warming, nearby mitigating those notorious warmongering attitudes of certain nations and individuals, finally helping the leaders to see and feel how costly our gift of nature and human life actually is, before everything fades? Has the 7th World Wonder been defying time for so long, to bail out mankind? ...Inviting us to invest (or sacrifice) into a future of life, and can we fix that ancient prophetic monument to let it embrace our yet blue planet with its miraculous arms of gold?

As it appears, we can still do something against Global Warming. It will require to get humble, forgiving, wondering, learning, and looking up to the skies & heavens...
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>“...Millions of cars are rusting along the roadsides, half buried in the mud. They are serving as provisional housings for the poor people who eat wild plants, grasses and insects. Now, there are plenty of insects, living in the rotting remains of your forests. However, only in between the droughts, wildfires, storms, and floods, they can go hunting. There is a short-season for growing food. Many people were killed by lightning strikes. Lightning has become a common cause of death, in many parts of the world. In places where the highest concentration of methane is released from the retreating permafrost, square miles wide explosions occur, ignited by thunderbolts. Such explosions can produce severe pressure waves spreading over wide areas, causing constant anxiety among humans and animals. The global scale of intentional deforestation is terrible! Forests could produce so many sorts of food and materials. You could build wooden luxury homes amidst of the trees or on small clearings. But, most of your people prefer to live in concrete towers and glass boxes erected on your noisy and smelly asphalt deserts! Should we really call that civilization? I would simply call it an organized reduction of life...”
The Four were like petrified. Almost exactly John's words! A calm and friendly tea talk had turned into a school director's tongue-lashing. And, the indignant Giantess fired another volley: “...We had observed your oil supply crisis in the seventies. Some of our people were hoping that you might begin to build electric cars, charged by solar heat generators or small funnel wind turbines installed along the roads. That could have been a simple and inexpensive method to run the car traffic. Even with primitive batteries and charging sockets at the parking lots. But your oil and mining industries developed their own bizarre momentum. Combustion drives were promoted for the mass markets, despite their poor effectiveness, their toxicity, their terrible noise, their disgusting smell, and their rapid wear out. What have you humans actually against photovoltaic charged electric cars?”

“Hmmh, don't know. Many of us might prefer to park in the shadow, or in a garage, perhaps...?” Andy pressed it out by concentrating all his courage. There was some kind of alien electricity in the air, now...<

from A TIME OF GOLDEN SKIES  -  A Christian Utopian eBook on Kindle

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Hi Vivian,

Congratulation on the Hot Products. 

Thank you for producing a great telescope.  I could tell from your early designs that you would eventually make a real winner.
I appreciate that someone finally came up with a truly portable telescope. 
Thank you for your kind words in your "about" section.

I recently built a very simple style flying telescope by taking as many part from a classic Dobsonian and putting it in a carry on home built case. 
take care and best wishes

Greg Babcock
From First Sight to First Light - A new Love Affair for Astronomers?

Firstly may I say thank you for sharing your wonderful telescope design with us. It was an absorbing and uplifting experience for us both!
As you know Brian and I have strong connections with astronomy through Cambridge Astronomical Association and through our own life interest.
We are both passionate and deeply committed to our subject.
Also we both regularly make and use telescopes of all types – from those found in professional observatories to some of the finest amateur instruments available.

Our CAA connections also make us most aware of the needs and issues faced by those beginning astronomy and of those who choose to pursue
astronomy at a semi professional level.

With this experience in mind I can say that I have never seen such an elegant and technically sophisticated solution to Newtonian telescope manufacture as you have achieved with this latest creation. I have personally researched the leading edge of amateur designs over many years.
I know this is where technical excellence and innovation is often to be found. Based on this research I believe you have a superior instrument which is at vanguard of present possibilities given the technology available.

You are to be greatly congratulated. It is a superbly practical piece of art and also a fantastic scientific instrument. So as we say in England – I take my hat of to you!

We were greatly impressed by the following features:

The elegant and simple minimalist construction techniques
The appropriate use of modern technology
Excellent potential for scalability of size
The extraordinary and beautiful aesthetics of the design
A wonderfully low overall weight
Fantastic build and optical quality
The extreme elegance of the design geometry

I believe real practical benefits for owners of this telescope will result

Superb ease of use (the scope you use most is the easiest one to use!)
Fantastic portability. This is critically important to modern Astronomers  
Wonderfully low weight. No problem for air travel to dark skies here
Simple to assemble and easy to use. This scope welcomes the newcomer!!!
Large aperture. For extreme versatility and deep sky capability
Fits the modern lifestyle. Easy storage and transport, used by all the family

In conclusion let me say you have made a thing of great beauty in this instrument. It has beauty of purpose and of construction. You will know that
astronomers often fall somewhat in love with the instruments that connect them so fundamentally with the Universe. Keen observers own many scopes
and are eager to share their knowledge with others. They consider this a wonderful if not beautiful experience. In this sense you have a product which
is easy to love. I predict this product will have passionate Champions!

I hope you are able to protect your design and find in this special place which is Cambridge those who can help you bring this design to the market.
Those who do help will help not only you, but generations of astronomers to come. Those who understand their shared duty in helping humankind
know our wonderful planet and its greater place in the space environment.

From our life experience, including many years in design and manufacture, we know that there is a long way to go before you can sell the scope
commercially. Your determination so far, working with limited resources, shows you have the passion and will to succeed.

If there is any way in which I can further assist your endeavours please let me know and I will do all I can to make help available.

To further indicate the level of belief I have in your future success please let me be the first to order one of you production telescopes when they become available. 

Again many thanks and our very best regards,

Barry Crellin ( and on behalf of Brian Lister)

Cambridge Astronomical Association

"... I am amazed at how stable the scope is for such a lightweight structure.
Vibrations damp very quickly after movement, and collimation holds effectively.
My only concern is that azimuth motion is slightly sticky with the additional
counterbalance. I may need to add some lubrication to the azimuth surface.
The optics are very good. I have had excellent images even in fairly bright
suburban skies. I look forward to taking it to a truly dark site. Coma is
minimal despite the fast focal ratio. I have not need to use a Paracorr yet.
Setup and takedown are becoming very easy now that I have had practice. 

I must congratulate you on the brilliant design. My observing companions are going to
be very impressed when I show up at the next star party with this scope in the
backpack. Based only on some e-mail discussions, I have already been asked to
write a short article about it for the Minnesota Astronomical Society newsletter
this fall. 
Overall, I am very impressed with the instrument. You have done an excellent
job designing and building it.

Cort Sylvester / Minneapolis - Minnesota USA


I just got back from the Winter Star Party 2010 in Florida and using the Mountain 12".  My simple summary is fantastic, excellent, superb.  I had the best time using this scope and found its performance to be outstanding.  I assumed with a travel scope this light and simple, there would be compromises and performance would be tolerable to trade off on its transportability.  It turned out to be much, much better than just tolerable.  It performed really well and was so much fun.  I will write up a full impression later and send it to you and am planning to do a review for Cloudy Nights if that is OK with you. 

I had no problem with the pole assembly and everything else worked perfectly.  Easy to put together and take apart after I had done it once.  I used the Ethos 8, 13, 17 and they were perfect.  Very easy to travel with.  

If the 16 works as good as the 12, then I will be so pleased.  


Doug Dolginow, Maryland USA  
I was amazed how stable it was in the wind. It hardly wiggled at all...

The scope has really proved itself and I am very happy with it! Again, thanks so much for all your help and understanding. You have made this 70 year old lady very happy.

Susan Girard, Hawaii USA    Member of the Hawaiian Astronomical Society
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