Sunday, August 24, 2008

Binaural Beats And Brain Entrainment

by Michael McGrath

Changing your brain with just your pair of earphones!

Binaural beats are separate sounds recorded in such a way that they change the the frequencies asociated with the brainwaves of the listener automatically. Through a method that has been named brain entrainment, binaural beats can change the not only the mental but also the physical state of the person listening.

Studies proven that some brainwave states, which can be easily induced with binaural beats, which cause intensive relaxed states. These relaxed states have been shown to be ideal for learning and retaining new information, inducing relaxed deep sleep and heightened creative ideas - to name only a few.

Before the creation of binaural beats recordings, the only means to induce specific changes in your brainwave states was by learning deep meditation. For thousands of years this type of art form has only been possible for practitioners of meditation with over twenty years of practise - such as Zen Buddhist Monks. Although it is easily done now with binaural beats.

By listening to binaural beats it is possible for all of us to enter all kinds of meditative states after minutes merely by using good headphones and a carefully chosen pre-made binuaral beats recording.

Even though the science that goes into brain entrainment through binaural beats is much too complex to explore the innate hypothesis is easy to comprehend.

The concept of binauarl beats was discovered by an Assosiate Professor at the University of Berlin in 1839 called Heinrich Wilhelm Dove. Prof Dove discovered that when 2 similar sounds, but are different slighly in frequency, are offered separately to left and right ear (Binaural) they will create a pulse or beat type effect to be present in the brain - binaural beats.

It was in the late '70s when Scientific American published the research paper by Dr. Gerald Oster titled "Auditory Beats in the Brain" which was about binaural beats. This report outlined how Dr. Oster used Dove's discovery and through research found that by using these binaural beats he could direct the entire brainwave pattern of the listener to match the internal beat created by the binaural beats. When this occurred the brainwaves of the listener changed to resonate to the same frequency as the binaural beats. Thus Oster found that through the type of recording used in binaural beats he was able to alter the brain's frequencies of the listener and induce intentional cerebral states.

For the ordinary man or woman on the street the use of binaural beats would just be another scientific experiment which has no impact or bearing ona person's life or everyday routines if it was not for the fact that this technology can be used in a very practical way. Many times the goals you strive for are reliant on the state your brainwaves are in at that moment. Each of your activities has a dominant brainwave pattern connected with it.

When you're in a state of deep relaxation, when sleeping, your brain has a specific frequency associated with it and displays specific patterns such as Theta waves. When you become driven and energized your brain is engaged in Beta or even Gamma frequencies. These patterns are easy to induce by using binaural beats.

If you evoke a state of relaxed focus like when you're captivated by TV, visualizing or while under the influence of hypnosis, you enter the Alpha state. This is also the state that is entered into with most forms of meditation. However people who meditate for years, just like a Zen Buddhist Monk, are able to enter Theta and Delta states while being able to stay highly aware. This can also be done by using binaural beats!

Such states, which do take over 20 years to master by pratcising meditation, can be induced within minutes by using binaural beats.

So what? It's possible to induce meditative states at will using sound technology? How does this affect me and you? To be able to answer that question we must start to look at the reasons for creating a meditative state and thus binaural beats.

A few of the benefits of meditation or binaural beats include:

1. Profound relaxed states.
2. More profound more restful and energizing sleep.
3. Higher levels of creativity.
4. A slow down of the aging process.
5. Releasing of past negative emotional upsets.
6. Relief from Stress.
7. More stamina.
8. Better focus.
9. More retention of learned information.
10. Faster recovery times after surgery.

This benefits of meditation list is a small sample of the potential rewards of using meditation and binaural beats. This list is certainly not extensive.

I'm sure you will agree then that the benefits of having a recording, that can induce quick brain states that induce profound changes in body and mind, is very desirable. We are very fortunate that in our times we readily have access to various forms of this technology from Holosync and Brain Entrainment, designed for major self improvement, to individual Binaural Beats recordings created to induce deliberate states in mind and body.

The experiments into binaural beats and its ability to alter the brainwave patterns of the listener indicates that this type of brain entrainment produces results and can be utilized very successfully by any person. I have listed some other sites regarding this technology for adavanced study.

Centerpointe - free review of the Centerpointe Holosync Solution which utilizes binaural beats.

Binaural Beats - unique binaural beats titles reviewed.

Brain Entrainment & Binaural Beats 12 individual binaural beats titles to induce different states.

About the Author

Michael is a university graduate with over 23 years expereience in personal development and hypnosis.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Bawdsey Radio Station

by Will Averill

Did you know that radar was developed and first tested in Suffolk between the two World Wars? Today you can visit the place where much of the ground breaking work in radar technology took place. RAF Bawdsey, operational in 1937, was the first of a chain of radar stations to be built around the coast of Britain. During the Battle of Britain with 2,600 Luftwaffe planes to the RAF's 640, it was the use of radar for detecting aircraft en route to the UK so they could be intercepted that saved the day.

History of Bawdsey Radar Station

Following the First World War, protecting the UK from attack was discussed at great length. But it was not until 1934, when an air-defence exercise to test defence was carried out that things really started to get going.

Although the targets and routes of the exercise were known, more than half the bombers managed to get through to their targets. This led to the Air Ministry looking at the idea of radio "death rays" which would eliminate or disable pilots and their aircraft. The Scots physicist Robert Watson-Watt, supervisor of a national radio research laboratory and descendant of James Watt, inventor of the first practical steam engine, was contacted and asked for his views.

Watson-Watt dismissed the idea of death rays but said that radio beams could be bounced off enemy aircraft to detect them. He then drew up a memo outlining his ideas and although it was met with enthusiasm, proof that the system could work was demanded.

On 26 February 1935, Watson-Watt and Arnold Wilkins successfully demonstrated their system using a BBC transmitter which managed to pick up a bomber being used as a test target.

In May 1935 Watson-Watt, Wilkins and a small team of scientists moved to Orfordness to conduct a series of historic experiments over the sea that would lead to the world's first working 'RADAR' system. It soon became apparent that Orfordness was inadequate for further research and Bawdsey Manor Estate was purchased for £24,000.

In February 1936 the research scientists occupied Bawdsey Manor House and the stables and outbuildings were converted into workshops. 240ft wooden receiver towers and 360ft steel transmitter towers were built and Bawdsey became the first Chain Home Radar Station. By the outbreak of World War 2 a chain of radar stations was in place around the coast of Britain.

These radar stations were to prove invaluable during the Second World War and particularly during the Battle of Britain. With 2,600 Luftwaffe planes to the RAF's 640, it was the use of radar for detecting aircraft en route to the UK so they could be intercepted that saved the day.

Bawdsey was used as an RAF base through the Cold War until the 1990s when the Bloodhound Missile was the last 'tenant' in this base. On 31st May 1990 the Bloodhound force ceased operations and in June all the missiles were withdrawn to RAF West Raynham. The RAF Ensign was lowered for the last time on the 25th March 1991 and the station closed on the 31st March.

Sadly, the last of the giant transmitter masts came down in 2000, but you can still see photos and exhibits from the stations working days, including -

The Magic Ear Exhibition: A Radar Exhibition on display in The Transmitter Block, Bawdsey, Suffolk - Sundays and Bank Holidays.

The exhibition tells the story of a technology and an institution which helped win a war - and shape our future. It reveals how scientists came together in total secrecy before World War 2 to prove that radio waves could locate aeroplanes, ships and other targets and how their invention dramatically affected the course of the conflict. It explains how their work laid the foundations for the age of electronics and the computer.

The exhibition was designed by David Robertson, a communications professional specialising mainly in science and technology, as a touring exhibition for the Millennium celebrations in Malvern. It has also been on display at Bletchley Park and more recently at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton.

Special visits can be arranged. Please phone (07821 162 879) or email for details.

The Bawdsey Radar Group is a registered charity which aims to restore the Transmitter Block at Bawdsey to create a unique exhibition, educational facility and visitor attraction. High-tech displays will explain how radar was invented, the central role that Bawdsey played in this and how both saved Britain during the Battle of Britain. The ultimate dream is to raise one of the radar transmitter towers that defended the country in the Second World War. See their website for more details of this fascinating piece of history, and read veterans stories including Hilda's, who was a Radar Operator at Bawdsey

About the Author

Will Averill is a freelance writer for Suffolk Tourist Guide. Suffolk Tourist Guide is the online guide for Suffolk Hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, pubs, Attractions, days out and things to do in Suffolk.

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The History Of Run Your Car On Water Technology!

by Andris Valodze

Brown's Gas - The History of Water as a Fuel Source

Brown's gas? HHO gas? What exactly does it all mean? You have probably heard about the water for gas solutions that are being spread like wildfire across the Internet. This recent trend has been heightened thanks to the sudden and drastic increase in the prices of gasoline in the last year.

What you may not realize is that the idea of using water as a fuel source is nothing new. In fact, the original theories about the possibilities of using water (more accurately hydrogen derived from water) for power date back hundreds of years.

In 1803, an American chemist named Robert Hare discovered that a combination of oxygen and hydrogen could be used to power a pipe that jewelry and glassmakers frequently used known as a blowpipe. An even bigger discovery occurred in 1832 when Michael Faraday discovered electrolysis - the process that allows hydrogen to be separated from water using electricity.

More than a hundred years later, in 1935, Henry Garrett was the first to successfully run a car using water when he patented his electrolytic carburetor. In 1962, American inventor William A. Rhodes became the first to patent an electrolyzer that produced what we now call HHO Gas (sometimes called Brown's Gas). The company that he formed is now named Arizona Hydrogen, and is still operational in Phoenix, Arizona.

Why Call It Brown's Gas?

The story behind water for gas does not end with William A. Rhodes discoveries. Almost ten years after Rhode's invention took shape, a new name in the search for a viable water for gas solution appeared. In the 1970's, a Bulgarian inventor named Yull Brown devoted his work to experiments with oxyhydrogen and applications for the gas, which is now commonly referred to as Brown's Gas to commemorate his efforts. His design involved mixing hydrogen and oxygen gases in a 2:1 molar ratio, the same ratio found in water.

Brown's work culminated in several patents, though the amount of credit he deserves for his work on oxyhydrogen is still debated since Brown was just one of several scientists who dedicated their efforts to this technology.

Past, Present, and Future

Although the water for gas trend has gained tremendous popularity in recent years, the idea itself can be traced well into history. In 1875, author Jules Verne wrote about the potential for water as a fuel source in his book The Mysterious Island: "Water decomposed into its primitive elements, and decomposed doubtless by electricity, which will then have become a powerful and manageable force.

Yes, my friends, I believe that water will one day be employed as a fuel". For over 130 years, the idea of utilizing water for power has been poked and prodded by scientists and inventors. There is no doubt that the search for a way to use water for fuel will continue. As technology advances, we may still see the day that Verne believed would come, when water is used as fuel. For More Information Visit

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