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Subject: Does a caduceus coil generate peculiar 'scalar waves?'

Date: Sun Oct 1 08:38:35 2000
Posted by Peter Blinn
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Everyone knows, or should know, that when you wind insulated wire into a 
cylindrical coil and then apply a fluctuating electrical current, the coil 
exerts an electromagnetic wave -- the basis of ordinary radio transmission.

Well, according to some fringe hobbyists, if you design your coil with a 
caduceus pattern -- i.e., with two opposing sets of windings that cross each 
other twice per revolution such that their magnetic fields precisely cancel 
-- the resulting device will radiate highly directional "scalar waves" which 
are undetectable with ordinary radio equipment but receivable with another 
caduceus coil perfectly aligned with your first.

If this is true, it sounds like a fascinating phenomenon.  Unfortunately the 
literature on this subject tends to get very abstruse very quickly and 
leaves non-specialists like me totally lost.

So are these scalar waves real and reproducible?  If so, has anyone sought 
to apply this technology?  It certainly sounds bizarre.

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