Here is a nice, nutshell version, on what a metamaterial is:
A metamaterial is a material engineered to have a property that is not found in naturally occurring materials. They are made from assemblies of multiple elements fashioned from composite materials such as metals and plastics. The materials are usually arranged in repeating patterns, at scales that are smaller than the wavelengths of the phenomena they influence. Metamaterials derive their properties not from the properties of the base materials, but from their newly designed structures. Their precise shape, geometry, size, orientation and arrangement gives them their smart properties capable of manipulating electromagnetic waves: by blocking, absorbing, enhancing, or bending waves, to achieve benefits that go beyond what is possible with conventional materials. (1)
In the world of UFO research, the debate about metamaterials has ignited, due in large part, by the “To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science” (TTSA) and their claims in July 2019 that they have acquired such material, which will take their “ADAM research project to the next level.” It appears that some, not all, but some of those on social media confuse metamaterials as being alien. Others, find that although not all metamaterials are alien, they feel this is cutting edge technology that will allow us to understand the UFO phenomenon. There is a mixed bag of ideas behind it all, but the one group that should be explaining it, TTSA, is not. As a result — some have a completely misguided viewpoint. (For more information on this, check out my interview with Dr. Chris Cogswell)
In February of 2019, I published Metamaterials and Invisibility Cloaking – Research Archive which contained some of the more interesting aspects to metamaterials — cloaking.
However, I have now decided to publish a bibliography I obtained from the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) which gives leads to an enormous amount of information. The DTIC is somewhat of a technical reference library of all sorts of documents, primarily scientific based, and created by the U.S. military branches, government agencies and contractors. The DTIC is not a resource often utilized by Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requesters, as evident by their rather small FOIA case logs, however, it is an invaluable resource.
I rarely post these bibliographies, as often times, they are quite bulky, and without proper context, can be confusing. So, I rather post the documents themselves.
However, let me quickly explain the process and what I have published here. Under the FOIA you can request a report bibliography from the DTIC, which contains certain keywords. In this example, I asked for a report bibliography for all reports coming up with “metamaterial” (and other variations like “meta-material” etc.). The results are not always what you are looking for, however, the results do serve as a wonderful resource to find hidden gems and nuggets. Some classified, some unclassified.
There are well over 1,000 reports totaling more than 106,000 pages on “metamaterials” within the DTIC report database. The bibliographies are available below, and if anyone sees any reports they’d like to look at — contact me and I will gladly go after them, and post them, if received.
The bottom line is I would caution anyone automatically going towards “alien” when hearing, reading or even seeing a metamaterial. As evident below, there is a ton of information on it all, and those companies out there soliciting funds and giving improper context (or none at all), are doing a disservice to the greater debate.
These are the four attachments released by the DTIC. These are Excel spreadsheets (they do not convert to .pdf’s easily due to their width) but are published here, unedited.