• Short Summary

    RESEARCH SCIENTISTS AT OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY HAVE DEVELOPED WHAT THEY CALL A SONIC MOTOR -- A MEANS OF HARNESSING VIBRATIONS IN METAL AND CONCENTRATING THEM AS A SOURCE OF ENERGY.

  • Description

    RESEARCH SCIENTISTS AT OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY HAVE DEVELOPED WHAT THEY CALL A SONIC MOTOR -- A MEANS OF HARNESSING VIBRATIONS IN METAL AND CONCENTRATING THEM AS A SOURCE OF ENERGY. BY THIS METHOD, THE BREAKING PINT OF METAL CAN BE MEASURED.

    EXPERIMENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY'S COLLEGE OF WELDING ENGINEERING HAVE DEMONSTRATED THAT THE STRENGTH OF METALS CAN BE TESTED BY USING SONICS AND THAT THIS METHOD SAVES BOTH TIME AND MONEY.

    THE SONIC MOTOR CONCENTRATES HIGH-FREQUENCY SOUND WAVES FED INTO IT. WHEN A METAL BAR IS SCREWED INTO THE MOTOR, THE SOUND VIBRATIONS CAUSE THE METAL TO HEAT UP AND FINALLY BREAK. THE OHIO SCIENTISTS BELIEVE EVEN THAT THE SONIC MOTOR IS USEFUL IN TESTING RARE METALS USED IN SPACE PROGRAMMES.

    THERE ARE ALREADY MANY USES OF SONIC ENERGY, THE MOST DRAMATIC BEING TO DRILL THROUGH SOLID MATERIALS, BUT SCIENTISTS BELIEVE ITS POTENTIAL IS ONLY PARTIALLY KNOWN AT PRESENT.

    SYNOPSIS: HERE AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY IN COLUMBUS, OHIO, SCIENTISTS HAVE DEVELOPED WHAT THEY CALL A SONIC MOTOR -- A MEANS OF HARNESSING SOUND VIBRATIONS AND CONCENTRATING THEM AS A FORM OF ENERGY. ONE APPLICATION OF THE MOTOR IS TO TEST THE BREAKING POINT OF METALS.

    WITH A METAL ROD SCREWED INTO THE SONIC MOTOR, HIGH-FREQUENCY SOUND WAVES ARE FED IN.

    CONCENTRATED SOUND VIBRATIONS ARE NOW HEATING THE METAL UP...AND AT LAST, IT BREAKS.

    THE SCIENTISTS CLAIM THAT THIS METHOD OF TESTING METALS IS QUICKER AND CHEAPER THAN OTHER METHODS AND IS SPECIALLY USEFUL FOR TESTING RARE METALS USED IN SPACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACBCYJH836H8HY7TF1AF71TSAC
    Media URN:
    VLVACBCYJH836H8HY7TF1AF71TSAC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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