Traden4Alpha wrote:Inflation does feel like it's built on a house of cards. The challenge is to trace the web of theory and empirical results to see where/how the situation might be different than assumed.
Gravity shielding or push gravity would seem easy to test just by looking at orbits of GPS satellites which surely pass through the "shadow" of the Earth and Moon with high frequency. Quickie estimates suggest that an Earth shadow effect of only 0.02 billionths of a G would distort GPS satellite orbits by a very noticeable 1 km per year.
Naturally only observable when the earth turn on its ceramic shadow shield (push the Red Button and eat the Blue Pill) ?- :
"It is known that ordinary superconductor reveals no shielding properties against gravitational force, but in Podkletnov
experiment, a specially prepared ceramic superconductor can reveal a weak gravitational shielding effect"
I think too early to say, many different gravitational shielding theories/ideas, several not fully explored
"In 1992, E.E. Podkletnov and R. Nieminen found that under certain conditions, ceramic superconductor with composite structure reveals weak shielding properties against gravitational force. In classical Newton's theory of gravity and even in Einstein's general theory of gravity, there are no grounds of gravitational shielding effects. But in quantum gauge theory of gravity, the gravitational shielding effects can be explained in a simple and natural way. "
Gravitational Shielding Effect in Gauge Theory of Gravity IOP Communications in Theoretical Physics
full paper arxiv
"Without a doubt, gravitational shielding effect found by E.Podkletnov and R.Nieminen is an important effect, which may cause a scientific evolution in the near
future, or even change our life style. We can imagine that, in the near future, people can walk” freely in the sky without a wing."
"Podkletnov withdrew his second paper after it had been initially accepted. The resulting furor over the alleged claims in the withdrawn paper is reported to be the primary reason for his expulsion from his lab and the termination of his employment at the university". wikipedia...Did he push push gravity too hard?