machine, R&D engineer Marshall Barnes is announcing today that his prototype time machine, the Verdrehung Fan™ met the first stage requirement to become a time machine Wednesday night during tests that involved an amplifier that is approximately 2.5 times the power of the one used originally. The tests were re-conducted yesterday afternoon, with the same results. Testing only lasted an hour before it was halted, Wednesday night, due to excessive production of ozone, which is normally produced from the presence of high voltage discharges, however, there was no high voltage involved. Yesterday's tests were less than 20 minutes and no ozone was reported. It is believed that the STDTS™ field rotating in the Verdrehung configuration, is causing a zeeman effect of some kind, resulting in the electrons in the air, within the fan's influence, to be stripped away, although this has not been confirmed. What is certain is that an odor resembling ozone is being produced sooner, which used to only be noticed during of more than two hours of operation.
In addition, the interruption effects of the field on the synchronization of the fan with a strobe light, occurred sooner, indicating that the field was making the fan spin faster, sooner. The fact, that in a series of tests, each with increasing power output, the fan rotates faster sooner, is evidence that space is indeed being warped. Furthermore, the STDTS™ has already been shown to produce a space contracting or warping effect, as it moves through space in a linear fashion, so these results are to be expected from the application of the STDTS™ field in this manner. The idea is that eventually, with enough power, the STDTS™ field will allow the Verdrehung Fan™ to not only warp space but time as well. That is what the second stage requirement is.
It was Ronald Mallett, of the University of Connecticut, who established what the requirements would be in order to show that a device was becoming a time machine. In his version of the first stage, was the proof that space was being warped by placing a neutron in the center of a ring laser. Seeing the neutron particle spin around inside of the tunnel of rotating laser energy has been repeatedly cited by him as the evidence for first stage, with the second being that space and time would be twisted into a loop, so particles sent into the center of his ring laser contraption would disappear, presumably into the past.
It was Marshall's intention to match that, with observing effects on photons and electrons and in fact these have been seen and in some cases recorded. Still, Marshall held off from saying that he had reached the first stage requirement because he wanted to use more amplification to see if there was any difference. The experiments from Wednesday night produced amplified results and a control test of a random signal, sent into the Verdrehung Fan™ configuration, produced zero effects, providing proof that in fact, the increase in fan speed is from the warping of space and not any kind of magnetic field effect on the motor.
This means that Marshall is steadily moving toward the goal of having the world's first time machine, a fact that may or may not effect Mallett's funding efforts. The physics professor needs $300,0000 to build his own device and has stated that he believes that he'll be able to do it "in as little as ten years" according to a narrator of an unidentified documentary clip on Youtube that was originally on the History Channel. The documentary was filmed in January of this year, approximately four months prior to Mallett being given the offer to work with Marshall - which he turned down, knowing full well that Marshall had a chance to be successful. Marshall didn't begin any physical experiments, though, until early August of this year, when he returned home from the Mars Society conference in Pasadena, CA. There, scientists familiar with his STDTS™ research encouraged him to pursue what has become the Verdrehung Fan™.
Marshall is now preparing to go on a national tour, launch a series of TV specials and other products concerning his research and the race to beat Ronald Mallett ( http://www.thegreattimemachinerace.weebly.com ) to be the one to have created the world's first time machine. So far, sixteen states will be involved in the tour and include science festivals, science centers, sci-fi conventions, colleges and universities, malls and shopping centers, schools and other venues. Included in the dates so far is the All-Con sci-fi convention ( http://www.all-