01 October 2008

University of Arizona researchers kill viruses with frequencies

Vibrational Medicine: Scientists Kill Viruses by Blasting them with Resonant Frequencies
Thursday, August 14, 2008 by: David Gutierrez

(NaturalNews) Physicists at Arizona State University say they have developed a method to calculate the exact frequency that it would take to shake a virus to death, according to an article published in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Researchers have discovered that when viruses are bombarded with laser pulses of the right frequency, they shake apart. This arises from an inherent characteristic of all objects called a "resonant frequency," which is the frequency at which an object naturally vibrates.

Resonant frequencies are the key to stringed instruments, in which a string of a certain material, thickness and length has a resonant frequency that produces a specific musical note. But resonant frequencies can also cause objects to shake so uncontrollably that their stability is undermined, as when a wind shook the Tacoma Narrows Bridge at its resonant frequency in 1940, causing it to collapse.

Because the shell of a single virus can contain millions of atoms, it is difficult to calculate a given virus' resonant frequency except by trial and error. But in the current study, researchers successfully calculated the resonant frequency of a simple satellite tobacco necrosis virus. The next step for the researchers is to determine if the same technique will work for other, more complex viruses.