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General Electric Research in RF circa. 1934

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“Remarkable short-wave apparatus, developed in the Research Laboratory of the General Electric Co., induces heating effect in the body when it is brought under the influence of 21 to 30 meter waves. 

Frequency of waves used varies from 10,000,000 to 14,000,000 cycles per second.  Brain action accelerated by short waves, research shows.  Tomorrow, we may use short waves to keep us warm instead of a furnace.”

GE Research 1934

Innovation – RF Furnaces for individuals or entire rooms

Back in 1934 GE Research Labs found an interesting effect.  If you expose a human body to RF at frequencies of 10-14 Mhz at a power level of a few Kilowatts you get a heating effect.

The idea was that this could possibly be a replacement for traditional furnaces.  You would place an individual between two metal plates, turn up the juice (RF), and the person would feel warm without warming the surrounding air – as would be required by a traditional coal or wood-burning furnace.

Provided below is an illustration of how this would work for a single individual and another illustration of how this could be implemented for a small room.

It’s amazing the origin of certain ideas – plus the danger of what is unknown at the time.

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Written by frrl

August 28, 2008 at 1:04 am

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