nano-thermite

NIST Replies to Three Questions: WTC7, Nano-Thermite, & Microspheres

 

With the help of a volunteer from AE911Truth.org, Wayne Coste, three members of my local community and I engaged in a correspondence with NIST that was “shepherded” by our congressman’s office.

Our complete correspondence can be found here: All Three Letters and Responses.

In the first letter we asked three questions: (1) How does NIST explain building 7’s 2.2 seconds of free fall, and the apparent visual discrepancy between video of the collapse and NIST’s visualization based on their computer simulation? (2) How does NIST explain the documented presence of nano-thermite in the WTC dust? (We cite the relevant article.) And, (3) how does NIST explain he the abundance of iron-rich microspheres in the dust? Our other two letters are follow-ups regarding NIST’s initial answers. Our third letter summarizes and puts the whole thing in context.

Below I’ve pasted the text of (most of) our third letter, which summarizes the first two. Below that I’ve included NIST’s final response.

 

May 2011 BBC Interview with Dr. Niels Harrit

This May 10, 2011 interview of Dr. Niels Harrit, Associate Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen, was conducted by Michael Rudin of the BBC.

http://youtu.be/IT-pFzOo5YM

Apologies if this has already been posted, but in this interview, Harrit deals brilliantly with the persistance of Michael Rudin who tries to lead Harrit into speculation and straw man arguments.

Worth watching right through, or jump to 2hr 5 min 25 sec and hear Niels speak of why this case needs investigating. Really inspiring. And also illuminating - the interviewer jumps through hoops of his own making to hold onto his convictions.

Canadian Federal Candidate Lewis Cardinal reponds on Afghanistan and Investigating 9-11

Canadian Federal candidate receives evidence of Nano Thermite

Cross Canada Petition- truthACTIONottawa- http://truthactionottawa.com/petition/

Dr. Niels Harrit: Excellent One Hour TV Interview on "Face to Face", Victoria, BC, Canada

Dr. Niels Harrit, now on a lecture tour of Canadian universities, has been speaking to capacity crowds across the country, including university faculty members and other professional people.

In Victoria, BC, Dr. Harrit was interviewed by local cable TV, where his interview will be available eight times to a large regional population on an upcoming weekend.

The one-hour interview, of excellent educational quality, and also of personal interest, is available at http://www.vimeo.com/20574556

"There is no doubt that this building was taken down in a controlled demolition...there is no way around this conclusion."

Dr. Niels Harrit (retired associate professor of chemistry) and his team at the University of Copenhagen published a paper in The Open Chemical Physics Journal and verified that red/grey particles of non-reacted nanothermite was found in the dust of the WTC buildings. This finding is irrevocable proof -- the veritable DNA -- that "office fires" and jet planes did not bring down the three buildings on that fateful day.

9/11 has been the prima facie excuse for incursions of the U.S. and NATO into foreign nations, the sole justification for suspension of our domestic civil liberties and the common denominator of "The War on Terror".

This interview traces Dr. Harrit's personal and professional journey into and through the events of 9/11 and beyond.

A peer-reviewer of the "Active Thermitic Materials" paper identifies himself... Great!

As a Full Professor of Physics at BYU, I reviewed dozens of scientific papers as a peer-reviewer.  I have reviewed papers since accepting early retirement from BYU in 2007. And I have published as author or co-author over fifty papers which have been subjected to peer-review. Based on my experience in the peer-review system,  I can add that it is not the place of an author of a paper or even an editor to reveal the names of peer-reviewers, but it is precedented and generally acceptable in the scientific community for a peer-reviewer to disclose his/her OWN name and role in the review of an important paper. This is the case for a prominent reviewer of the Harrit, Farrer, et al. paper -- one of the reviewers discloses his name and further comments on our paper and his review of it here:   http://impactglassman.blogspot.com/2010/09/911-truth-evidence-of-energetic.html .  The reviewer's name is Prof. David L. Griscom.   Among his impressive credentials, Prof. Griscom is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Fellow of the AAAS.  I quote a brief excerpt from his blog and encourage you to read all of it:

Conflict of interest at the Open Chemistry Physics Journal prior to Jones' paper

Credibility is everything, and when the deniers of 911 truth can't accept the facts at face value specifically because they take comfort in the credentials of others who don't want to hear the facts, there is a need to expose conflict of interests.

In an ongoing discussion between myself and a good friend about credibility issues of the main players in the 911 research scene, my friend scoffs at Jones by sighting the resignation of Pileni as editor after Jones, Harrit et al. were able to publish the findings of the nano-thermite.

In the interview at this website...

http://screwloosechange.blogspot.com/2009/04/bentham-editor-resigns-over-steven.html

.. she states that she is aware that the Jones submission may have a political viewpoint.

It should be noted that her own viewpoint is probably affected by the fact that she is a faculty member of Georgia Tech, essentially an academic arm of the defense industry which the website makes clear.

Here is her Faculty profile page...
http://www.chemistry.gatech.edu/faculty/Pileni/

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW! Physicist Steven Jones "911 Explosive Evidence - Experts speak out"

Steven Jones_Physicist_1_of_2_EXCLUSIVE.m4v
"911 Explosive Evidence - Experts speak out"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFM_36jvDiA

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW! 1 0f 2
Physicist Steven Jones - one of the scientists who found thermite
in the World Trade Center dust discusses in depth his process of discovery
using the scientific method. Chain of custody of the WTC dust and nanothermite are discussed in depth.
This interview is some raw footage of one of the world class experts appearing in architects and engineer's upcoming hard hitting documentary
"911 Explosive Evidence - Experts speak out"

Steven Jones_Physicist 2 of 2_EXCLUSIVE.m4v

"Active Thermitic Material" paper is back, with new URL

You may have noticed that the "Active Thermitic Material" paper by Niels Harrit, et al., along with other papers, has been missing from Bentham Open for more than a week. The paper is back, at a new URL: http://www.bentham.org/open/tocpj/articles/V002/7TOCPJ.pdf. Update your links!

As The Dust Settles: Niels Harrit and the Nano-Thermite in the WTC dust

AS THE DUST SETTLES... Danish Scientist Finds Evidence of Nano-Thermite in WTC dust. “Brought down by mixture of explosives"

by Priya Warcry on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 2:02am
 

I interviewed Dr. Neils Harrit, PhD from Copenhagen Denmark, on the ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, about his research and findings. Below this press release, you will find my interview.

 

 

"The Last Nail In the 9/11 Coffin" - Danish Scientist Links Evidence of Explosive Thermite to Ground Zero WTC Destruction

 

Press Conference Announcement

Scientists Link Explosive Thermite to 9/11/01 WTC Destruction

Explosive Connections: Initial draft release.

This is only the initial draft release and not all inclusive. I fully expect additions and corrections which I will periodically revise as new and better information surfaces.

PDF's:

http://911blogger.com/sites/default/files/WTC 1 36X42.pdf (for large format printing)

http://911blogger.com/sites/default/files/WTC 1 8_5x11.pdf

http://911blogger.com/sites/default/files/WTC 2 36X42.pdf (for large format printing)

http://911blogger.com/sites/default/files/WTC 2 8_5x11.pdf

PRESS RELEASE: New Scientific Evidence Undermines Afghanistan War

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On the eve of the 9th anniversary of 9/11, support for the war in Afghanistan took a serious blow today. Simultaneous press conferences were held in New York and Los Angeles to present startling new information refuting the official 9/11 narrative used to justify the war. Also announced were three major professional groups which have joined the worldwide, and ever-growing, “9/11 Truth Movement”.

In a striking show of unity, representatives of “Scientists for 9/11 Truth”, “U.S. Military Officers for 9/11 Truth” and “Actors & Artists for 9/11 Truth” presented their findings and unveiled their eye-opening websites. Each non-profit group has launched a petition calling for a new, transparent investigation.

Metallurgical Examination of WTC Steel Suggests Explosives

Forensic Metallurgy
Metallurgical Examination of WTC Steel Suggests Explosives

http://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/evidence/metallurgy/index.html

Although virtually all of the structural steel from the Twin Towers and Building 7 was removed and destroyed, preventing forensic analysis, FEMA's volunteer investigators did manage to perform "limited metallurgical examination" of some of the steel before it was recycled. Their observations, including numerous micrographs, are recorded in Appendix C of the WTC Building Performance Study. Prior to the release of FEMA's report, a fire protection engineer and two science professors published a brief report in JOM disclosing some of this evidence. 1

The results of the examination are striking. They reveal a phenomenon never before observed in building fires: eutectic reactions, which caused "intergranular melting capable of turning a solid steel girder into Swiss cheese." The New York Times described this as "perhaps the deepest mystery uncovered in the investigation." 2 WPI provides a graphic summary of the phenomenon.

AE911Truth, physicists to debate World Trade Center destruction on Coast to Coast AM

A highly anticipated debate between two members of Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth and two physicists is scheduled for August 21, 2010. The debate will air on the popular late night talk show Coast to Coast AM with host Ian Punnett between 10pm - 2am Pacific time.

Richard Gage, AIA, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth and an architect for over twenty years, will be joined by Danish scientist, Niels Harrit, Associate Professor at University of Copenhagen—a chemist and university teacher with expertise in organic chemistry, photochemistry, fluorescence, and nanotechnology.

Harrit co-authored a peer-reviewed paper along with Dr. Steven Jones and several others, documenting their discovery of a highly energetic, nano-engineered form of thermite in World Trade Center dust. In its ordinary form, thermite, a mixture of iron oxide and aluminum powder, burns extremely hot –around 4500° F. – more than hot enough to melt iron, which melts at around 2700° F. Gage and Harrit will present evidence that the three World Trade Center skyscrapers were explosively demolished on September 11, 2001.

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