How you can helpExperiments are currently underway to establish which portions of the sound are the ones which alleviate the symptoms of telomeric shortening. As part of this, Nothing Machine Therapy Recordings (NMTR) have been created using noises captured from the Nothing Machine and arranged for maximum effect. These Therapy Recordings allow the Technicians to spend periods time away from the Nothing Machine without a return of symptoms.
To fund further research increasing the effectiveness of the recordings and to reduce the financial plight of the Technicians, they have decided to set up a fund to enable public donations and, as a reward for donation, make these recordings available to the public.
NMTR v1 also can be downloaded for a donation of £4 on
During the course of the investigation into the Z+ Machine, the eight technician's complaints of visual and audio hallucinations, unexplained temperature variations, time disorientation and severe nausea when away from the machine were looked at and a full set of independent medical tests were performed. It was discovered that they each suffered from serious damage at a genetic level (telomeric shortening). This resulted in a rapid onset of various aging-related diseases which intensified after the machine was shut down. No scientific correlation has been found between the Z+ Machine and the onset of the conditions. But it has been noted that the symptoms appeared to reduce dramatically when in the vicinity of the Nothing Containment Field (NCF). When the Research Councils UK terminated the experimentation phase, the technicians permanently affected by telomeric shortening volunteered to stay behind to maintain the NCF in the hope that a permanent solution could be found for their condition. It has recently been shown that aural stimulation can help alleviate the symptoms of telomeric shortening damage, and it could well be some of the audio frequencies being sucked into the NCF which is actually soothing the Technicians.
Unfortunately the last round of Governmental funding cuts in the Science sector called for a reduction in staffing levels from eight down to six, but before the Technicians to be cut were selected, all the technicians voted unanimously to reduce their individual wages thus allowing enough freedom in the budget to keep the two 'extra' technicians close to the machine as an act of solidarity.