Double helix conductors and their ‘extraordinary promise’ (new patents)

December 13th, 2018

Medical Energetics Ltd. of Galway, Ireland, has just been granted (Nov. 2018) a US patent for the invention of ‘Agricultural applications of a double helix conductor’ (DHC)
The extraordinariness of which can probably only be appreciated by reading the patent document [click link or image above].

The company has also applied for another patent (March 2017) in which the DHC relates to humans rather than plants : ‘Health Applications of a Double Helix Conductor’

In this case, the DHC can be connected to an audio amplifier which can replay previously recorded sound samples into the coils :

“For example, sound signals having one or more specific frequencies, waveforms, waveshapes, and/or amplitudes may have regenerative effects and/or other health effects. In some embodiments, the sounds may include human voices producing one or more of the following sounds: “Om,” “Uh,” Όοο,”, “Oh,” “Ah,” “Eye,” “Aye,” “Eee,” and/or other sounds and/or phrases.”

Note: The Irish company is likely to be an affiliate of, or associated with, or linked in some way to Medical Energetics USA Inc. of San Diego, California, US, which holds a series of patents for Double Helix Conductor (DHC) devices.

“Medical Energetics has explored and protected a broad variety of applications of the DHC technology —including applications of the double helix design in diabetic neuropathy and stem cell therapy — and other novel applications in agriculture and material science that show extraordinary promise.”

[ Research research by Martin Gardiner ]

Abulziement and Abusion

December 12th, 2018

Abulziement and Abusion can each be found in James B. Montgomerie-Fleming‘s Notes on Jamieson’s Scottish Dictionary,  published by W. Hodge in 1899.

Here is a photograph of Major James B. Montgomerie-Fleming displaying his knees. This photo was taken during Major Montgomerie-Fleming’s lifetime. One might note that Major Montgomerie-Fleming’s left and right hands are not displayed:

Adding broccoli powder to coffee—A new taste sensibility

December 11th, 2018

“Green, nutrient-rich coffees may be on the horizon after researchers have developed a powder made from imperfect-looking broccoli that would have previously been wasted,” says a press release sent out earlier this year by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency. Mary Ann Augustin is the lead researcher on the experiment.

Ashitha Nagesh wrote an essay about this for BBC3, with the headline: “Broccoli coffee: the new health trend nobody asked for—Please don’t make us drink this.”

(Thanks to Vaughn Tan for bringing this to our attention.)

Broccoli and coffee may be an unusual combination, but so was the combination some decades ago of Broccoli and James Bond, which turned out to be appetizing and lucrative for many people.

BONUS: For an even more full-bodied experience, consult the 1990 University of Copenhagen study “Cytochrome P450 IA2 activity in man measured by caffeine metabolism: effect of smoking, broccoli and exercise.”

Danielle Norberg joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Social Scientists

December 11th, 2018

Danielle Norberg has joined the Luxuriant Flowing, Former, or Facial Hair Club for Social Scientists™ (LFFFHCfSS). She says:

Some cultures see long hair as part of or as an extension to their sensory system; members of such cultures believe or even experience the loss of important abilities when their hair is cut. For others, their long hair contains their strength. My academic discipline refrains from discounting such beliefs and experiences. So I cannot possibly run the risk of losing my academic or other abilities by ever cutting my hair short. Ergo, for the sake of research and my academic future I must keep my hair as long as possible. Everything else would be irresponsible.

Danielle Norberg, LFHCfS
Graduate student in Literary and Cultural Theory
Eberhard Karls University
Tübingen, Germany



The Paper Clip: Its Various Uses in Medicine

December 11th, 2018

The Paper Clip Nasal Dilator” is one of several studies featured in the article “The Paper Clip in Medicine,” which is one of the articles in the special Medical Surprises issue of the Annals of Improbable Research, which is one of the 143 issues published so far!

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