Dr. Turner's books are all out of print; in addition,"Taken" and "Masquerade" are both very expensive to obtain on the used market. They also happen to be two of the most important books ever written on the UFO abduction phenomenon.
"Into the Fringe," Dr. Turner's first book, also provides much valuable background information on the experiences of this pioneering researcher.
If you read no other book on the subject of UFOs and alien abduction read "Taken." It is easily one of the most informative and relevant books on the overall implications of this phenomenon yet written.
Aug. 17, 2007 — It used to be that human-generated electricity meant riding a stationary bicycle, or some such thing, to power a generator. But couch potatoes take note: simply sitting around could one day generate enough electricity to power electronic devices.
Scientists have developed new circuits that are able to harness electricity from body heat that would otherwise be wasted to the air. The advance could lead to battery-less cell phones and medical monitors that draw energy from their users.
"The idea behind it is that you can replace the batteries or at least you can enlarge the operation times of batteries," said Peter Spies, electrical engineer and group manager at Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in Erlangen, Germany.
Spies and his team improved upon semiconductors called thermoelectric generators that produce electrical energy in the face of temperature differences.
Normally, a difference of several tens of degrees would be required in order to generate enough power, but the differences between the body's surface temperature and that of its environment are only a few degrees. That produces about 250 millivolts, while electronic devices require at least one or two volts.
Spies and his team devised a solution. They incorporated a component into the circuit called a charge pump. The pump temporarily stores the incoming millivolts until they reach 1.8 volts. At that threshold, an internal transistor turns on and delivers the higher voltage to a component that can transfer the electricity to a device.