We have succeeded in penetrating many secrets of Nature. Because of this we have an obligation to honor her abundant miracles with care and respect.
Since the time of Benjamin Franklin and his famous kite experiments not much has been learned about the nature of atmospheric electricity and how to convert it into useful power. Certain people have discussed this form of energy to some extent. Some theoretical papers in the so-called "free energy" field have been written. Many of these theorists deny that our ionized atmosphere can be utilized to produce usable amounts of electrical power. They are determined to cling to their wild unproven theories.
Nevertheless, I have taken it upon myself to find a solution to converting ionized particles into useful electrical currents. The properties of radioactive matter have shown me that large quantities of energy can be collected and converted. I have found that with the right circuits and components, rivers of high-voltage static electricity can be efficiently transformed into a lower practical voltage. It is my desire to be able to furnish irrefutable proof of this process, in this new millennium. However, there are still more questions that need to be answered. The utilization of the atmospheric electricity on completely new ground has to first take place.
The production and utilization of atmospheric electricity for the well being of humankind has been the goal of scholars and researchers for countless years now. However, the implementation of a real working device has remained a pious desire until today. This is because well-intentioned researchers turn away from the simple fact that there is free electricity in the atmospheric air just waiting to power our appliances. Only in the last year have I realized through new experiences and investigations that atmospheric electricity may be drawn into an electronic device in usable quantities to be converted into useful power.
Many researchers after investigating atmospheric electricity become astonished when they realize that there is nothing new in the World. They find out that the features of atmospheric electricity have been with us for a very long time, before the knowledge of electricity. The wisdom of the effects and utilization of atmospheric electricity dates back many thousands of years, as we can infer from the biblical texts. We read in the first book of Moses, that the all-holiest temple of Jehovah housed the Ark of the Covenant. With the exception of the high priests, this Ark would kill anyone getting to close to it. Furthermore, we read that 40 priests dared to approach the Ark, in the absence of Moses and Aaron. Lightning issued out from it, killing all 40 priests.
It is written in the second book of Moses, Chapter 25 verses 10-11:
10. Frame an ark of acacia-wood; the length whereof shall be of two cubits and a half (45 inches): the width, a cubit and a half (27 inches): the height, likewise a cubit and a half.
11. And thou shall overlay it with the purest gold within and without (exactly like a capacitor).
The biblical text sited here indicates that the Ark was made out of a noble wood that acted as a good electrical insulator and that gold was to be laid inside and out. Thereby, all conditions were just right for creating a good electrical capacitor. From the description we can tell that Moses and Aaron knew how to collect electrostatic energy from the atmosphere. This Ark of the Covenant could only have been a very large capacitor with a huge capacity. It was charged by atmospheric electricity from the accounts given. The fact that it remained fully charged with this electricity must be attributed to the dry climate in Palestine. Knowledge of this energy was a coveted secret kept by Moses and the high priests of Egypt. They were the first connoisseurs of atmospheric electricity.
When the study of meteorology first began there was a big interest in atmospheric electricity. Many in this field thought to use it. This is revealed through the patents of the time. The first relevant patent was granted to inventor Dr. Heinrich Rudolph of St. Goarshausen according to the German Patent Office; D.R.P. No. 98180 January 19, 1897.
Benjamin Franklin in America made a few attempts to utilize atmospheric electricity. He once built a motor that implied a commercially significant amount of energy might be derived from the Earth's atmosphere. It has been observed that a potential gradient of 150 volts per meter of height is always available on average.
There are three major causes of atmospheric ionization shown in Figure 2. The first one is due to the cosmic rays and the second cause is due to the solar winds. The solar winds consist of 96% protons and the remaining percentage is atoms of tritium. There are other particles but they are relatively unimportant. Almost all of these high-energy particles are absorbed by the Earth's upper atmosphere causing it to become ionized. This is how the ionosphere is created. However, the area where the reaction between the solar wind and the magnetosphere takes place is far outside of the Earth's atmosphere. The charged solar wind particles rattle our planet's magnetic cage long before its gas envelope neutralizes them. The third cause of atmospheric ionization is due to the content of radioactive gasses contained in the air we breathe. In the ground radioactive substances such as radium, thorium and actinium are spread throughout the soil. These elements generate gaseous radioactive emanations that spread in the air and ionize its molecules. The actinium-emanation generated from the decay of U235 plays a major role because of its brief radioactive half-life of 3.9 seconds.
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