Production Model TFD 1 Field Detector Completed

The TFD 1 field detector device,
shown here with external TP-21
close range scanner attached.
Today, the CiDR Engineering Core announced the completion of the production model TFD 1 temporal field detector device. A low volume manufacturing facility in Oakland, Calif. will produce a small number of the devices and the CiDR Administrative Team will make them available for loan to CiDR researchers around the world, beginning in the next couple of months.

The inaugural field test with the TFD 1 will take place tomorrow night, when a small team of CiDR researchers will use the device to investigate possible anomalous activity in the West Oakland neighborhood.

"It is very rewarding to see this project come to completion," Dr. Nagarjuna Gupta, one of the project's chief scientists said, "I can't wait to see the results that our field research teams find."

The TFD 1 has been in development for more than two years, and was completed with the combined effort of multiple branches of CiDR.

For more information on the device's operation and functionality, please visit our technology page.


Field Detector Nearing Completion

The unfinished TFD 1 device, shown here
with the face plate detached.
SAN FRANCISCO - The CiDR Engineering Core reports that they are nearing completion of the production model of the TFD 1 temporal field research device. The main fabrication is complete and the software team, lead by Dr. Michael Meisel, is fine tuning the internal systems. The CiDR engineering core expects to begin rolling out these devices by the end of the month.

"We're nearly ready to go, the device has passed all of the benchmark tests and we're just making the final calibrations now," said Dr. Nagarjuna Gupta, one of the project's scientists, "This device will help our researchers immensely."

The TFD 1 utilizes a micro plasma vortex reactor to charge a small Horologium crystal inside a sealed chamber and generate a small-scale temporal rift. Advanced sensors gather temporal field dynamics data, which is both displayed on an LED readout and stored in internal memory. Data can be synced with an online database via Wi-Fi, with accompanying software. 

"[The TFD 1] works just like the PTM temporal device from the forties," temporal dynamics engineer Jessica Lawrence said, "Just like computers have gotten smaller, so have temporal devices."

Unlike the PTM(Project Time Machine) device however, the TFD 1 uses an electromagnetic induction method for power transfer rather than a direct injection method. This method is a much safer and more efficient power transfer method, ideal for use in low power portable devices. 
Dr. Michael Meisel makes calibrations to
the internal TFD 1 software at a lab in
San Francisco.

The TFD 1 will also be compatible with external probing devices via an expansion port on the front panel. This will allow for close range scanning.

CiDR researchers intend to use this device to study and map multidimensional intersections and temporal anomalies. All data collected with these devices will be synced to an online database, accessible to all CiDR researchers. 

"I think this device will help shed some light on the inter-workings of our space-time continuum," adjunct research lead Justyn Myers said, "Or at the very least, reveal new mysteries."

The engineering core plans to produce several of these devices and make them available for loan to CiDR researchers studying temporal dynamics around the world.  


ALERT: Temporal Anomaly in Golden Gate Park Unstable

SAN FRANCISCO - The anomalous area around the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park has reached what seems to be an unstable level of flux and a temporal radiation warning has been issued by the CiDR Temporal Radiation Safety Initiative. Citizens are urged to avoid the area after dark until further notice. There is no danger during the day.

Signs of temporal anomaly were first observed by lead researcher Justyn Myers more than a month ago, and CiDR researchers have been keeping a close eye on the area--which is now being referred to as 'The Botanical Dimension'--since then.

CiDR researchers are continuing to monitor the area remotely and a field research team will be sent in to investigate as soon it is deemed safe.


Possible Temporal Anomaly Observed in Golden Gate Park

A screen capture of data collected from the field
analysis during the possible anomaly, showing a
temporal radiation warning and rapid EMF fluctuation.
SAN FRANCISCO - Lead Researcher Justyn Myers indirectly observed a possible temporal anomaly around the area of the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park yesterday at approximately PST 12:37 AM. Myers was using a mobile application to study the area after noticing trends in past data that was collected remotely.

"If I hadn't been looking at the app interface at that moment, I may have missed it," Myers said, "I thought it was an error, but the spike in Temporal radiation and rapid EMF fluctuation correlated with the other data. I'm not yet sure if it was a coincidence."

Although Myers recorded a spike in temporal radiation, the levels were not high enough to pose any threat. However, the correlation between higher than normal radiation levels and other collected data points to a possible anomaly.

"We've seen levels like this before, they may even be a natural occurrence," said Dr. Orland Maxwell, a representative of the Temporal Radiation Safety Initiative, "The occurrence of these levels in conjunction with EMF fluctuation is not something we have observed before though."  

CiDR is planning future field analysis and data collection in this area to further study this phenomenon. Myers intends to continue to refine his methods and deploy the same system in other areas as well.

Myers is the lead researcher on the Anomaly Project, a CiDR sponsored effort to study space-time interference and degradation, phenomena that are currently not well understood. Myers has been using a variety of instruments to collect and analyze data in the Golden Gate Park area for more than two years.  

"I live near the park, so I've been studying the area for quite some time," Myers said, "Mostly to refine my data collecting techniques and fine tune equipment. I never expected to find anything of interest."


Engineering Core Moves Forward on Field Detector

A rendering of the interface panel of the TFD 1 device.
After some minor setbacks, a team of CiDR engineers are moving forward with development of a portable device that will be used for studying temporal field dynamics. After successful testing of early prototypes, the group of engineers are nearing completion of a production model. Their goal is to deploy these devices in the field within the next six months.

"Our research has taken us in new directions, places we didn't know we would go. We need a new set of tools to continue," said Dr. Nagarjuna Gupta, one of the project's scientists, "Having portable devices like this will take us even further."

The TFD 1 will enable CiDR field researchers to locate and analyze points of interest in space-time. The device will contain a suite of instruments for recording data, including more standard EMF meters, radiation detectors and GPS, as well as a variety of experimental components. The TFD 1 will also feature an expansion port to attach additional instruments and close range probing devices. 

"We need a versatile device that can cover a range of measurements. A device that is robust and easy to use," Gupta said. "I believe the TFD 1 will help our researchers immensely."

The TFD 1 will include wireless connectivity for transfer and computer analysis of all automatically recorded data. Software engineers are developing a virtual interface in tandem with the hardware development. 

The new shielded outer casing of
the TFD 1 device.
"This is a modern device, a new iteration of technology invented in the forties." Gupta Said. 

The TFD 1 project has combined many disciplines and branches of CiDR, including representatives from the Temporal Radiation Safety Initiative, or TRSI, as the device employs a small scale temporal rift.

"I'm confident that this device will be safe to use in the field," said Dr. Orland Maxwell, TRSI representative, "Our materials engineers have developed more than adequate shielding for the potentially hazardous components of this device. It's designed to be extremely durable as well"  

The CiDR engineering core is confident that this project is on schedule. Further details will be published as the project nears completion.


CiDR Organizational Restructuring

The Center for Interdimensional Research would like to apologize for the lack of updates in recent months. We have been restructuring our organization and projects to better align with our mission and vision. We intend to move forward in new ways in 2015 and beyond, and are looking forward to the coming year. 

Please stay tuned for further updates on our projects and research in the near future, and please contact info@cidr.us with any questions or concerns.


Atmospheric Disturbance Near Temporal Field Test, Possible Connection

Temporal Engineer Rich DDT calibrates a device control 
panel during a field test in California.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, CALIF. - A CiDR directed filed test of the new Radial Field Induction Array, or RaFIA, power system for the Project Time Machine Temporal Device may have contributed to atmospheric disturbances above the test site. 

A small team of CiDR researchers, lead by Temporal Engineer Rich DDT, was conducting preliminary testing and calibration of the new system, including cooling and safety mechanisms, when aurora like lights and minor electrical discharge began to appear in the sky above the test site.

"It was very brief, colored light and what seemed to be low altitude electrical discharge. We shut down the final phase of the test after we noticed it," said Research Assistant Rebecca Flynn, "To my knowledge, this hasn't happened during the operation of a temporal device before."

CiDR researchers are currently consulting with meteorologists to determine if this disturbance was a natural phenomenon and if it could have been caused by the systems test.

"It could have been a coincidence, a phenomenon unrelated to our test," DDT said, "We have some possible explanations, but we really don't know for sure if there is a connection. The timing of the event is what makes this interesting."

This test was part of the WWII-era temporal device retrofitting project, and CiDR engineers have postponed further field testing until an explanation can be found. 

"It may simply be that we need to complete all of the new component upgrades before we can test individual pieces," said Jessica Lawrence, Temporal Dynamics Engineer, "We are going to stick to computer simulations until we have all of the components finished."

The next field tests are scheduled to happen this summer if everything goes according to plans and there are no major setbacks. 


New Crystal Power Array in Development

A RaFIA power system prototype seen here 
in the reaction chamber of the Project 
Time Machine temporal device, in a lab in 
San Francisco.
CiDR engineers are developing a new power array system for large-format temporal devices that use Horologium crystal, with the goal of increasing power efficiency by at least fifteen percent. 

"Essentially, this new system will give us more bang for the buck," lead adjunct researcher Justyn Myers said, "We're not really changing anything about the way these devices work, we're just making them work more efficiently."

This new Radial Field Induction Array, or RaFIA, is part of the retrofitting effort for the WWII era  Project Time Machine temporal device. The RaFIA system uses electromagnetic induction to charge the crystal with plasma energy, making use of the already present electromagnetic field.

"The plasma reactor used in this type of device will generate an electromagnetic field within the reaction chamber no matter what," temporal dynamics engineer Jessica Lawrence said, "Why not use [the field] to charge the crystal? We're just cutting out the middle man."

A series of coils and intermediary synthetic crystals charge the main Horologium crystal by focusing the electromagnetic energy inside of the reaction chamber into a field around the crystal. 

This new approach has already proven to be more efficient than the previously used helix-shaped direct injection system, which used an array of rectangular plates and bushings to direct electrical arc discharge into the crystal. Arc discharge will still be present with the new system, but will ground into the array or casing. 
The original helix-shaped direct injection array inside

the reaction chamber of Project Time Machine, during
a field test in January 2011.

Early tests of the new prototype RaFIA system have shown promising results, with more than a seven percent increase in power efficiency ratings. CiDR engineers hope to double that figure with further calibration of the new system.

"We're definitely on the right track," Lawrence said, "I think it's just a matter of calibration and further testing at this point."

CiDR engineers expect to complete this major component of the ongoing Project Time Machine retrofitting effort by the end of this year, along with several other key components. All of these upgrades are intended to improve functionality and safety of the device.


Chinese Spirit Increases Synthetic Horologium Purity

A glass and bottle of baijiu

BERLIN - Mineralogist and materials engineer Dr. Heinrich Ruland announced yesterday that his team was able to create a synthetic Horologium crystal with an increased purity rating by incorporating a Chinese grain alcohol called Baijiu. 

"I remembered an article from 2008 about some physicists in Mexico that made diamond film from tequila," Ruland said, "I started looking at the chemical properties of different spirits and found that baijiu has some useful constituents." 

Baijiu is a traditional Chinese neutral grain spirit that is typically distilled from sorghum and other grains, and is one of the most popular spirit categories in Asia. 

Previously, Ruland's team was only able to achieve a Horologium purity rating of less than %92.06, but with the addition of the Chinese liquor to the process they were able to create a small crystal with a %93.7 rating. The Horologium purity rating is based off of the chemical properties of the original, and perhaps only naturally occurring Horologium specimen used in the Allied WWII era temporal device, Project Time Machine. 

"I'm not sure if we'll ever be able to create anything as pure as [the original] crystal," Ruland said, "But if we make a more pure crystal, we can generate more stable temporal rifts and our sensor equipment will be more accurate." 

Ruland's team reported a %2.132 increase in stability with the new crystal in laboratory tests. The team is currently unable to produce large crystals with this new method, but smaller crystals are useful in portable temporal devices, and the team plans to continue working with baijiu to create larger crystals.


Engineering Core Seeks Volunteers

The CiDR Engineering Core is seeking volunteers for some upcoming projects at the San Francisco laboratory, including the renovation of the WWII-era temporal device, code named "Time Machine." They are specifically seeking individuals skilled in micro controller programming, computer animation, 3D printing and laser cutting/CNC. 

This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with some of the cutting edge research that CiDR is working on. Please email info@cidr.us with all inquiries.


Plans for Temporal Device Retrofit Announced

A CiDR Engineer operates the WWII-era temporal
device during an experiment in early 2009.
The CiDR Engineering Core announced plans today to retrofit the WWII-era temporal device, code named Time Machine. The device was temporarily taken out of service because of safety concerns after a field test in July 2012.

"The thing was built in the 40's," said Jessica Lawrence, Temporal Dynamics Engineer, "It needs maintenance just like anything that old would."

In 2012 there was discussion of permanently decommissioning the device, but CiDR researchers still feel it has scientific value and it is also more cost effective perform a retrofit than it would be to build a new device of the same scale.

"We think we can still get a lot of use out of it," adjunct researcher Justyn Myers said, "The purity of the original crystal alone makes this machine very important. And it just makes sense to keep using it. Just think of how long NASA used the space shuttles before they were decommissioned."

The plans include upgrades to key systems like the power injection bushings, cooling system, Horologium crystal mounting system, control systems, safety systems and plasma reactor. These upgrades and repairs are intended to improve functionality and safety of the device.

The Engineering Core also plans to add several new systems, including a new sensor array that will allow researchers to gather more data with the device. This upgrade will also make the device more compatible with newer technology that can be added later.

The Engineering Core has set a rigorous deadline of four months to complete the retrofit, and has already begun work in a laboratory in San Francisco.


Evidence of Soviet-era Temporal Device Found

What appears to be an unfinished reaction
chamber and electrical bushings, in this 1950
photo of a Soviet-built temporal device.  
MOSCOW - Dr. Nikolai Vazov, a CiDR researcher, uncovered a set of declassified Soviet-era government documents and one photograph in an archive last Friday that describe a "device that can manipulate space and time."

The documents were part of a larger archive of scientific reports from the early 1950's. Although much of the information in the documents was expunged, it appears that the Soviets were developing a device similar to the temporal device built by Allied scientists during WWII.

According to the documents, the Soviet device, code named "Pressure Cooker," used massive amounts of energy to create an extremely powerful plasma reaction and generate a temporal rift inside of a chamber, much like the earlier American version. The Soviet device, however, had an integrated plasma energy source inside the rift chamber instead of using an external power source.The benefits of this are unclear.

"I believe the Soviet scientists were not just trying to send radio signals through a rift in space-time like the Americans were," Vasov said, "They may have been trying create a portal to send something back in time, most likely some type of weapon."

According to the documents, Pressure Cooker was completely destroyed in a fiery explosion at a remote Siberian outpost in early September 1951. The project was then abandoned. Whether or not the device worked at all is unknown.

All names were expunged from the documents and Russian government officials refused to comment on the project.

A small team of CiDR engineers and scientists are now investigating the use of a power source integrated into a rift chamber, but so far they have only uncovered more questions.


Engineering Core Generates Small Scale Temporal Rift

A small plasma vortex powers a synthetic Horologium
crystal to generate a small-scale rift in space-time
during a test of the new TFD1 device.
The CiDR Engineering Core successfully generated a small-scale temporal rift during a test at a San Francisco laboratory on Tuesday. The test was part of the development of a new temporal field detector called the TFD1. Previously, engineers have only been able to generate larger rifts with the original WWII-era temporal device because of its proportionally large Horologium crystal. 

 "The results are very exciting," lead researcher Justyn Myers said, "The ability to scale the size of a temporal rift has opened the door to a whole range of new research technology. It's very exciting to see all of the theories and concepts we've been working on come to life." 

Because of its unique molecular properties, Horologium crystal can generate a rift in space-time when charged with the right amount of plasma energy in a partial vacuum. This is similar to the piezoelectric properties of Quartz crystal used in many analog wrist watches.

Thanks to the efforts of mineralogist and materials engineer Dr. Heinrich Ruland and the Horologium Synthesis Project, engineers are now able to use synthetic crystals of almost any size to generate a rift. This is a key innovation for the development of portable research devices like the TFD1. 

"This smaller rift seems to behave in a slightly different way than the larger one in the [WWII device],"  said Dr. Nagarjuna Gupta, one of the scientists involved with the project, "It seems to be more stable, as we predicted, and I believe it will function well in the new device."

The smaller rift also appears to create less of a temporal radiation hazard. Although many more tests need to be done on crystals of different sizes to fully understand the properties of different sized temporal rifts, the use of smaller crystals will likely lead to safer research devices.

The success of this test was a major step forward in the development of the TFD1. The CiDR Engineering Core reported that the project is just under %60 complete and they expect to begin deploying the devices into the field before the end of this year.


New Mobile Research Application Launched

The main display of the CiDR MAP user interface,
featuring four different analysis sections and a
radiation detector.
Today, the CiDR Engineering Core released a beta version of CiDR MAP, a mobile application platform for temporal research that combines a suite of tools for studying our space-time continuum into an integrated, expandable and easy to use experience. 

"The app brings together a bunch of tools that our researchers were using separately. Having them all together in one place will drastically increase efficiency" said Dr. Leland Jefferson, lead software engineer.

CiDR MAP beta currently runs on the Android platform and is available internally to all CiDR personnel. CiDR engineers are planning future versions for iOS, as well as a public release of the application.

The application utilizes standard built in mobile device hardware, such as the magnetometer, GPS, gyro sensors, etc. The app will also be compatible with planned USB expansion devices that will feature additional sensors.

The app has the ability to take readings from multiple sources and display the collected data in meaningful visual displays. Researchers will be able to share and cross reference data from a central database. 

"This app is great," said Dr. Allison Weathersky, research lead, "Having all of these tools in one place will definitely streamline my research."


Welcome to the New Online Home of CiDR

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