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By Tara Forrest

Alexander Kluge is better often called a founding member of the recent German Cinema. His paintings, notwithstanding, spans a various diversity of fields and, over the past fifty years, he has been lively as a filmmaker, author and tv manufacturer. This ebook - the 1st of its variety in English - contains a big variety of texts, together with articles and tales by means of Kluge, tv transcripts, serious essays by way of well known overseas students, and interviews with Kluge himself. it is going to be a worthy source for college students and students within the fields of movie, tv, and literary reviews, in addition to these drawn to exploring the intersections among paintings, politics, and social swap.

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Com his country to get a jump ahead of the Soviet Union, which had experimented with related technology? Only they know for sure, Some of Eastlund's research was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)47 under the project title "Alaska North Slope Electric Missile Shield". The United States already had smaller antennae in several locations, for experiments in bouncing radio waves off the ionosphere. With a bigger tool than anyone else and the ability to focus its beam, the United States military could fry incoming missiles, disrupt global communications, change the chemical composition of the upper atmosphere and even engineer weather by redirecting very high wind patterns (jet streams).

The radio interviewer, Chadwick, confronted Eastlund about aspects which troubled the interviewer - mainly the enormity of what the inventor claimed his invention could do. Effects such as changing the planet's atmosphere sounded like something out of a Jules Verne novel. Sounding quite proud of his accomplishments, Eastlund replied that nothing in the patent was science fiction; it is based on combining known technologies. " Are artificial sunspot-effects beneficial? Chadwick pointed to page eleven of the patent, where Eastlund claimed that his invention could disrupt communications all over the world.

He then referred to Eastlund's statement in the radio interview - that a secret military project was already underway to study and implement the invention. Williams had a chilling warning. " Williams reminded his fellow physicists that small changes in the upper atmosphere, such as mere traces of manmade substances, can have a profound effect. An example is the destructive effects on the ozone layer, a protective layer of Earth's atmosphere which absorbs dangerous ultraviolet radiation. While making it clear that the ozone layer and ionosphere are separate layers, physicists say the layers are interconnected as well as separate.

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