Biolocation

Biolocation

 

(from bio ... and the Latin loco “I place,” “I set”), the ability of an animal to determine its position in space (bio-orientation) or the position of an object in relation to itself (direction, distance). Biolocation is achieved by the perception of external signals by the body’s surface or by special sense organs (vision, touch, smell, hearing, balance, and others). A distinction is made between direct (passive) biolocation, which is characteristic of most animals, and echolocation, by which is perceived the reflection of an acoustic, mechanical, electrical, or other signal sent into space by an animal and reflected by some object. The latter is characteristic of cetaceans (for example, dolphins), bats, and some other mammals.

N. P. NAUMOV

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All measurements are done by the method of biolocation.
At present, the detection of radiation from various minerals and monocrystals is not made by instrument methods; this detection is possible only with the method of biolocation, which is not yet accepted in mainstream science.
As a result of study of various minerals, it became possible to find out the following minerals, the radiation of which has been fixed by a method of biolocation. Because the majority of minerals have variable chemical compositions, it was found more correct to investigate monocrystals with well-known crystallographic parameters.
All these measurements are made by the method of biolocation involving two operators in 12 measurements (four sets of three measurements).
The error in determining the wavelength here is sufficiently high, about 10-20%, but it is necessary to take into account that the measurement is conducted by the biolocation method.
Devices on prospective frequency possess no resonant properties, and the only assumption is that the waveform of the radiation is so distorted (i.e., is different from a sinusoidal form) that the aerial strengthens (amplifies) one of the harmonics of radiation, and this is fixed with the help of biolocation. The second fact can take place, if the plate with the cut aperture in the form of aerial is a phase-shifting (phase-rotating) element, and results in destructive interference so that the radiation becomes equal to zero.