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How Terahertz Waves Tear Apart DNA

21 February 2012 (Original: 2009-10-30) | Source | Permalink | comments: 0
By Technology Review

Categories: [ Full Body Scanners ]

A new model of the way the THz waves interact with DNA explains how the damage is done and why evidence has been so hard to gather

Great things are expected of terahertz waves, the radiation that fills the slot in the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and the infrared. Terahertz waves pass through non-conducting materials such as clothes , paper, wood and brick and so cameras sensitive to them can peer inside envelopes, into living rooms and "frisk" people at distance.

Terahertz Radioation

The way terahertz waves are absorbed and emitted can also be used to determine the chemical composition of a material. And even though they don't travel far inside the body, there is great hope that the waves can be used to spot tumours near the surface of the skin.

With all that potential, it's no wonder that research on terahertz waves has exploded in the last ten years or so.

But what of the health effects of terahertz waves? At first glance, it's easy to dismiss any notion that they can be damaging. Terahertz photons are not energetic enough to break chemical bonds or ionise atoms or molecules, the chief reasons why higher energy photons such as x-rays and UV rays are so bad for us. But could there be another mechanism at work?

The evidence that terahertz radiation damages biological systems is mixed. "Some studies reported significant genetic damage while others, although similar, showed none," say Boian Alexandrov at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and a few buddies. Now these guys think they know why.

Alexandrov and co have created a model to investigate how THz fields interact with double-stranded DNA and what they've found is remarkable. They say that although the forces generated are tiny, resonant effects allow THz waves to unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication. That's a jaw dropping conclusion.

And it also explains why the evidence has been so hard to garner. Ordinary resonant effects are not powerful enough to do do this kind of damage but nonlinear resonances can. These nonlinear instabilities are much less likely to form which explains why the character of THz genotoxic effects are probabilistic rather than deterministic, say the team.

This should set the cat among the pigeons. Of course, terahertz waves are a natural part of environment, just like visible and infrared light. But a new generation of cameras are set to appear that not only record terahertz waves but also bombard us with them. And if our exposure is set to increase, the question that urgently needs answering is what level of terahertz exposure is safe.

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Cris,

if the trails look like contrails, why should they not be contrails?

Western Queensland is clearly a “jet traffic area”.
Did you follow the links to Flightradar24? There is the evidence you seek.

All the traffic between Shanghai, Beijing in the North-West and Sydney in the Sout-East is going over it, as well as the Brisbane - Singapore route. Among the traffic are many cargo flights which shouldn’t come as a surprise. Then add all those continental connections.

Speaking of evidence: can you provide an original reference where officials or scientists in charge admit that there is ongoing deliberate geoegineering?
All I have seen so far are discussions about the possibilities and the dangers.

I don’t really see where the metals you list are coming into play. Are you referring to water or blood tests on the ground?
If so, then please provide a direct reference to an actual test result. You may be surprised how few you will find. Anyway, just pick one.

As far as I know, nobody has found those metals in contrail samples yet.

Regarding vitamin D deficiency: this article discusses it concisely. Quote:

Even in winter, UVA rays can penetrate cloud cover and rainfall to hit skin

Last remark: I point out missing evidence. How is that censorship?

By Josh on 2014 11 23 - 20:25:19
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

Josh
I recommend that you supply plausible evidence that 100 or so trails I saw in on day in my non jet traffic area are all condensation trails.
How many flights can there be?
At times between 3 and 8 in less than 5 minutes?
Geoengineeering has been admitted, at least regarding the so called sunscreening with Barium, Aluminium and Strontium.
Perhaps you can google the necessity for UV?
Perhaps the dangers of Barium to the endocrine system, the soil food web, sodium/potassium pump?
Atrification of the pineal gland with aluminium?
Aluminium toxicity in the soil?
Monsatos’ GM gene that can help a plant survive that toxicity?
The role of UV in patogen cleansing? 
And in the production of D vitamins?
The melatonin/seratonin cycle?
Does any of that get past your censorship?

By Cris on 2014 11 22 - 10:39:13
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

Cris,

I recommend to look at this website very critically. There is no explanation about methodology, staff or even what the point is to report “longwave activity”. It can’t be referring to HAARP which had used very short waves to interact with the ionosphere.

On the other hand I found some information about the site owner Kevin Martin. Quite some guy. Read his various forum postings referenced on that page ...

Last but not least: HAARP is inactive since summer 2013 and is currently being dismantled because nobody wanted to pay for its annual bills anymore. Local politicians tried to slow the process.

By Josh on 2014 11 22 - 09:32:48
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

http://www.haarpstatusnetwork.com/2014/11/20/haarp-attack-proof-of-usa-snowstorm-and-arctic-air-attack-planned/

By Cris on 2014 11 22 - 08:50:43
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

Cris,

this pilot’s publications were discussed here before. See the first page of comments, below the question from Christine Haynes.

See also Qantas pilot Michael Glynn’s comments when the discussion about “bluenomore” continued on page 11 (close to the bottom),

By Josh on 2014 11 22 - 01:50:22
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

http://www.bluenomore.com/
This bloke is a pilot.

By Cris on 2014 11 20 - 20:08:50
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

“Yes, that’s water vapour from the jet fuel combustion, meeting ice-cold and humid outside air, freezing almost instantly and providing condensation surface for the humidity already present. The ice crystals are blown apart by strong winds and voilà: there is your contrail-induced cirrus cover.

Again - this has been observed and researched many times.”

wow. you can describe the weather conditions for 5 days in a row in my area without even knowing where i am. remarjable. another example of how you dont think before you write.

this is why i dont care for your imbecilic unqualified anonymous opinion.
what part of shut the fuck up do you have trouble understanding?

By Andrew Adams on 2014 11 20 - 10:50:48
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

Gday Mr Clampett,
re wasting electrons..
the way j-anonymous and fenton the pretender ignore logic, reason and common sense is laughable.  I dont post here to try and convince these disingenuous idiots of anything, rather to simply highlight the obvious, so that anyone else who may stumble upon this cess pit of insipid unqualified opinion, hypocrisy, disinformation, censorship and lies, that this poor excuse for an alternative news website has zero credibility, and to proceed with caution.

If not for your expertise at playing “whack-a-troll” everytime j-anonymous pokes his ugly mug above the parapet, I doubt I would bother. Love your work.

By Andrew Adams on 2014 11 20 - 10:46:57
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

i think that immigration should be more open in australia, it will make australia stronger. green card

By green card on 2014 11 20 - 08:27:04
From the entry 'The elephant in the room: it's immigration, not asylum seekers!'.

Leonard Clampett,

why are you insisting on calling me ‘Anonymous’? Did you forget my name already?

What is your stance on supersaturation with respect to ice? Does it exists?

Does one tonne of jet fuel generate 1.3 tonnes of water during combustion?

Do you call these fantasies because you refused to accept the facts?

By Josh on 2014 11 20 - 07:25:42
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

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