Black and White photo fo Ben Bova, Jerry Pournelle and E.J. Gold on panel discussion

Ben Bova, Jerry Pournelle and E.J. Gold, panel on L-5 Colonies (ref: Zero-Gravity Colony Papers, Claude Needham/E.J. Gold), circa 1978. Courtesy Morgan Fox Agency.




The Perhapsatron, A D-Ring Cyclic Accelerator
A plan for a quad-meg thermister-barriered overload capacitance induction control system for a 50MEV linear-fed cyclotron.
Ambient Temperature Plasma Dynamics
Preliminary work concerning high temperature ceramic superconductors has established a regime for the investigation of ambient temperature plasma dynamics. Considerations of fuzzy boundary fluctuations have led to a possible doping protocol.
Transformative Waveform Analysis
This paper explores the potential utility of waveform-waveform interaction as a direct tool for neo-analog computation in a formally transformed wavespace. Considerations of dynamic, self-imposed boundary conditions are discussed.

Fuzzy Boundaries and the Event Horizon
Dynamically variable fuzzy boundaries are incorporated into prime consideration of the Event Horizon, Zero-field fluctuations within a fuzzy-boundaried domain are investigated as a potential source of cross-field information transfer through an Event Horizon.

The Effect of Various Substances on Barrier Tension of Cell-cell Communication.
This paper tests the effects of several wetting agents and their effect on the barrier tension of cell-cell communication. The authors find a common modality for the effect of wetting agents on barrier tension. A model test system of cell-cell communication is discussed.

DNA in Metals and Plastics.
A previously unexplored model of metalomer and polymer self-catalysis is presented with possible application to molecular engines.

Velocity Dependence of Blob-blob Fusion in Iso-thermal Vertical Transfer Systems.
An experimental model is constructed using a stationary receiving blob in conjunction with a second blob of variable velocity. A velocity threshold of fusion is discovered and preliminary work is begun to isolate significant secondary variables. Temperature and will of fusion are primary candidates.

Dynamic Imbalance - A Mathematical Model
A non-set theory model of dynamic imbalance is presented. This paper makes use of the recent developments in cross-kernel dynamic variables with reference to a possible physical model.

Storage of Survival Based Processes in the Environmental Field.
A mechanism is discussed that would explain the as-if storage of survival based processes in the environmental field. New work with perceptual programming has uncovered response programming stored within the base field to perception mapping matrix.

Perception Threshold Clairvoyant Vision, Part I
A threshold plot of IOM and ESI-IOM clearly demonstrates the asymptotic nature of the clairvoyant vision threshold. As the IOM increases the differential of ESI and IOM necessary to allow perception of the clairvoyant vision increases with the nth root of IOM. In the higher values of IOM the value of n appears to be directly dependent on IOM.

Field Stripping Clairvoyant Vision, Part II
A technique has been found effective for the laboratory application of field stripping. Using this technique we have been able to reproducibly strip the perceptual field of significance routines in participating subjects. This allows for the systematic study of field overlays and perception self generation.

Percepton-Percepton Interaction Clairvoyant Vision, Part III
A variable field-field mapping between perceptons of the clairvoyant vision and significance modules. The study of strain lines in this field-field mapping prove serviceable in the analysis of primary distortions and as a diagnostic tool in the generation of field stripping routines.

Acoustic Stimulation of Electronic Transitions
Multi-level optical transitions in select models are found to be tunable through activation of selective channels by phonon excitation. A new model of enzyme regulation is proposed.

NonBlack-Body Distribution of Emission Spectra in Living Systems
Using advances in low frequency single photon detection systems, a careful study of emission spectra from living subjects has revealed distribution of frequencies not attributable to black-body radiation. A differential spectra reveals structure that can be partially explained by reabsorption of deep tissue emissions in surface cells. The remaining spectral structure is related to macromolecular events.

LITES Part I, Application in Cancer Research
Living Tissue Emission Spectra (LITES) has been shown to have some application in specific carcinomas. Attempts have been made to push the sensitivity allowing for detection in earlier stages.

LITES Part II, Application to Metabolic Studies
Living Tissue Emission Spectra (LITES) has proven serviceable for real time analysis of sucrose metabolism and insulin stress. Comparing the time-dependence of fingerprint peaks in the LITES of test subject undergoing a simple insulin stress test have shown two frequencies to be of potential use in the real time tracking of this important metabolic test.

LITES Part III, Application to Sleep Studies
Modification of Living Tissue Emission Spectra (LITES) in select subjects has shown itself to be related to the REM and standard brain wave indicators of sleep activity. No explanation is offered to this dependence of LITES on the sleep phase of participating subjects.

Macrodimensions -- A Mathematical Model
Drawing on experimental work in the fields of morphology of attention a mathematical model for the macrodimensions is derived. The clarity and obscurity functions are described.

Macrodimensions -- A Physical Perspective
The physics of macro-dimensional transitions is explored with special attention to the effects of temporal functions. The effects of latent field memory on the free form expansion of the morphology of attention is discussed.

Microclimates in Bonsai
Experiments in self-regulated micro-environments with special application to Bonsai.

New Food Sources For Acellular Slime Moulds or Is there life after E. Coli?"
Reporting on ongoing experiments in Dictyostelids nutrition, special mention is made of efforts at converting the acellular slime moulds from mammalian intestinal bacteria to flora based bacteria.

Fictiles A New Art Form
The challenge of found art or ready-mades is to use the artist's eye to locate objets d'art that appear before the artist within the context of the environment as-it-is. Within the framework of this art form it is permissible to juxtapose objects in new and stimulating fashions and to set objects within modified environments that may evoke the art from the ready-made. Altering the object itself is disallowed by the rules of the form. In fictile art no force is exerted on the environment, the environment is left unmodified. The creative force of the artist is exerted directly on the world view of the viewer. Through the modification of the world view the environment as a whole becomes the art form. This use of the plasticity of the world view gives rise to the term fictile art. Through the molding of the world view into a new and unusual form the environment itself is set into a strange juxtaposition with itself thereby evoking the art form.

Non-Adrenalin Producing Taboos A New Source of Fictiles
It is found that the breaking of a taboo will lead to the formation of a fictile when performed in the absence of adrenaline. The presence of adrenaline is found to have an overriding negative affect on the utility of a fictile. Because of the counterindication of adrenaline, taboos of violence and sexual taboos are found to be useless in the formation of fictiles under normal circumstances.

Paranoic Tendencies and the Production of Fictiles
Study of paranoiac tendencies in non-clinical individuals is elucidative of the non-obsessive production of fictiles through these attributes. When stripped of compulsions, paranoiac tendencies are potent tools for the production of fictiles. Suggestions are presented for future work.

Faux-Papers: A Review of Current Work
Current work in the use faux-papers and mock scientific abstracts clearly demonstrates their utility in the production of fictiles for the intellectually centered. By awarding the foundation of precept the plasticity of the viewers world view is increased allowing for an increased ease of art form production. In suitably prepared subjects the papers are found to be non-adrenaline productive and friendly to the overall process of fictile generation. Specific recommendations for extensions of this art form are discussed.

An Immunological Analysis of Information Part I
When an information bit (logon) is presented to a host system, the host looks at the logon to determine whether or not it is host compatible. If the logon is deemed alien, attempts are made to either consume and reject the alien logon or it may be coated with bipolar translators that will yield the alien logon harmless.

An Immunological Analysis of Information Part II
A system of binary logons is studied analogous to binary gases in chemical warfare. Using this approach, potent fictiles have been produced that will not sensitize the host system or be rejected by anti-logons. The introduction into the host system of separate benign elements will bypass host's natural immunity to world view altering information. After incorporation and ownership by the host system the binary logons can combine to form powerful fictiles. This system has proven useful in the softening of crystallized system-held belief.

An Immunological Analysis of Information Part III
The methods of genetic engineering are converted for use with ideological analysis. Infection vectors and evolution of logons is studied in its relationship to social fictiles.