Atmospheric Energy Harnessed

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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
88,261
South Puget Sound, WA
The Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung reported that a Russian scientist, Professor Figu Posakoff, had discovered a method of "harnessing the latent energy of the atmosphere," the energy displayed in thunderstorms and other atmospheric catastrophes. Harnessing this energy would allow the Russians to hurl objects "of any weight almost unlimited distances."

The prospects opened by the new invention are of incalculable importance and certainly surpass by far the discovery of steam and electric power. This discovery was the reason for the military blockade of Uralsk and vicinity while for weeks the experiments proceeded with astounding results, which extended far into the Caspian plain and Siberia, the details of which are being kept strictly secret.

The Russians were said to have promised to use this discovery only for peaceful purposes. However the Allgemeine Zeitung noted that it would certainly give the nation a powerful advantage in warfare.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
981
Eastern Long Island NY
seen the date today..?
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
88,261
South Puget Sound, WA
It's a real story, published in April, 3 1923 by the NY Times.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
981
Eastern Long Island NY
Yes, they fell for an April fools story by a German newspaper.