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Old 03-24-2015, 09:30 PM
 
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Force field... I could see this as a progenitor of a Structural Integrity Field.

Boeing has patented a Star Wars-style force field
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:13 PM
 
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That is pretty cool. Cant wait to see that.
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:01 PM
 
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This sounds nothing like a SCIFI force field/shield:

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it detects explosions near a vehicle, and then quickly heats up the air or water that's in between the vehicle and the blast. The heat creates a plasma shield that's more dense than normal air, adding to the vehicle's protection.
Just look at the source of the article: MSN

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Old 03-25-2015, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Someplace Wonderful
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The folks of Star Trek did NOT INVENT the force field!

The first force field I can recall reading about was in one of the late Isaac Azimov's robot stories, written probably in the early 1940's. I'm willing to bet Azimov was not the first to imagine such a thing.

The folks of Star Trek like to assume a lot of credit for a lot of things, but they were not so much innovators as well read and able to take existing technology and make it into something it was not. For goodness sake, cassette tapes that fill the role that all digital networks do today? The communicator as the inspiration for the cell phone?
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:47 PM
 
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First Known Use of FORCE FIELD

1920


Force field - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
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Old 03-26-2015, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Tesla was positing scalar waves as a force field back around that time. I expect the idea itself existed in more prosaic form long before that. A ring of fire to keep enemies or animals at bay is a type of force field.
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Old 03-26-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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A smelly fart can be a force field. Albeit for a fairly short duration, usually.
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