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Steven Jones May 1 (2009) Lecture

An attendee of Jones' UC Davis lecture has posted a lo-fi version of the lecture at YouTube;

I'm assuming that higher quality video is in the pipeline somewhere, and when it become available, we'll front page that version.

(Introductions from Bonnie Faulkner and Janette MacKinlay)

What I miss

is the opportunity to download full quality avi's or mpeg's, because you can only watch fragmented clips on Youtube. Since the rise of Youtube we're all more or less tied to it, and I'd like that to ...well...sort of....end ;-) recorded Dr. Jones' Sacramento lecture

the night before and it is in post production.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

By now I've seen the Youtube version

And it's suberb. Excellent, excellent questions from the audience, such as:

* What about the 1,3-DPP emissions?
* Were there slow reacting and fast reacting thermites present?
* What kind of ongoing chemical reactions caused the molten metal at ground zero?

Also Prof. Jones filled in a lot of blanks, e.g. I wondered if they used the same DSC parameters as the official nano-thermite DSC measurement. Apparently they did.

And more, and more. This is a must see.

The question that wasn't asked: wether the current TEM experiments are going to yield definitive information about molecular composition, so that it's unequivocally clear that the chips contain elemental aluminum and iron(III)oxide, what other elements invisible to XEDS are present, more info about the organic compounds, what binds with the silicon, etc.

I basically wonder if the TEM device can rule out that the substance is one of these alternative substances that dr. Greening talks about. And if not, if there is a device that can.

The smart thing about using nano-thermite/thermite is that thermite is a mixture and not a molecule...It seems that that fact complicates the identification process. The planners were clearly resorting to this exotic explosive explicitly to avoid detection. (considering also impulse management)

Given that reasoning, it seems fitting to get a clearer picture of when something is thermitic and when it is not. I.e.: at what point does a mixture of aluminum and iron oxide become thermitic? Or, phrased in another way: when can one conclusively say, based on certain parameters, that a certain mixture is fabricated thermite? When that point is reached, there is no longer any wiggle room for alternative hypotheses.

Anyways, very, very instructive.