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Denmark Debating 9/11: Chemist Niels Harrit in the News on Nano-thermite in WTC Dust
The excellent work by Niels Harrit, Farrer, Jones and Ryan et. al in the recent journal article, Active Thermitic Material Discovered in WTC Dust, has paved the way for some very good media coverage in Denmark.
At around 10:30 pm on Monday April 6, Harrit was interviewed for 10 minutes during the late news program on one of the two most respected Danish television channels (TV2).
On Wednesday April 8, Harrit was interviewed for 6 minutes at 8:45 am during a live news and entertainment program on the same channel. In both cases, Harrit, and the claims of the article, were treated with refreshing seriousness and respect.
The first interview has been subtitled in English and loaded onto youtube
We are working on subtitles for the second 6 min. interview (covers similar material) and will post this later. The journal article has also received reasonably fair coverage in a number of mainstream Danish newspapers (these articles are in Danish, the headlines are translated below):
JyllandsPosten: Researchers: Explosives in dust from WTC
Videnskab.dk: Danish researcher: Explosive nano-material found in dust from WTC
Videnskab.dk: Niels Harrit: Scientific evidence for old knowledge about 9/11
Politiken: 9/11 conspiracy theories revitalised
EkstraBladet: WTC mystery: Nano-thermite in the towers
Ingeniøren: Research team claims to have found nano-explosive in the World Trade Center
Kristeligt Dagblad: Dane resurrects September 11 conspiracy theory
We hope this precedent may serve to encourage journalists in other countries to take the article's findings seriously, and start looking more critically at 9/11. Do what you can to make them aware of this coverage in your country.
Study: Scientists Discover Active Thermitic Material in WTC Dust
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Authors: Niels H. Harrit, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven E. Jones, Kevin R. Ryan, Frank M. Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg Roberts, James R. Gourley, Bradley R. Larsen
The Open Chemical Physics Journal, Volume 2, 4/3/09, pp.7-31
We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center. Examination of four of these samples, collected from separate sites, is reported in this paper. These red/gray chips show marked similarities in all four samples. One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later. The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The red material contains grains approximately 100 nm across which are largely iron oxide, while aluminum is contained in tiny plate-like structures. Separation of components using methyl ethyl ketone demonstrated that elemental aluminum is present. The iron oxide and aluminum are intimately mixed in the red material. When ignited in a DSC device the chips exhibit large but narrow exotherms occurring at approximately 430 °C, far below the normal ignition temperature for conventional thermite. Numerous iron-rich spheres are clearly observed in the residue following the ignition of these peculiar red/gray chips. The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.
Three essays have now been created by Jim Hoffman at 9-11 Research about the paper to help readers understand the ideas and their implications --
Explosives Found in World Trade Center Dust:
Scientists Discover Both Residues And Unignited Fragments
Of High-Tech Metal Incendiaries in Debris From the Twin Towers
by Jim Hoffman
Wake Up and Smell the Aluminothermic Nanocomposite Explosives
As Documentation of Thermitic Materials in the WTC Twin Towers Grows,
Official Story Backers Ignore, Deny, Evade, and Dissemble
by Jim Hoffman
A Hypothetical Blasting Scenario
A Plausible Theory Explaining the Controlled Demolition of the Twin Towers Using Aluminothermic Incendiaries and Explosives with Wireless Ignition Means
by Jim Hoffman
Version 1.2, April 9, 2009