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Irish company challenges scientists to test 'free energy' technology [Oh Yeah!]
PhysOrg.com ^ | 18 August 2006 | Staff

Posted on 08/18/2006 7:37:36 AM PDT by PatrickHenry

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To: RadioAstronomer
Hmmm... Actually, as an orbiting body is slowed, it gains in altitude, not the other way round. :-)

So at the end of each Shuttle mission, when the crew applies thrust against the direction of motion to slow down in orbit, it's really not deorbiting at all? Hundreds of astronauts must be accumulating on some secret base on the Moon.

141 posted on 08/18/2006 12:18:25 PM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: DoctorMichael
Since it was sited in the article, one would assume you would look at their website for the answers to your questions. I did.

Here, I'll help you out. The Challenge

142 posted on 08/18/2006 12:39:12 PM PDT by AFreeBird (... Burn the land and boil the sea's, but you can't take the skies from me.)
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To: PatrickHenry

Isn't this similar to the claims made by monopole generator proponents?


144 posted on 08/18/2006 12:47:22 PM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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To: BlazingArizona

And yes, I could have worded it differently upon retrospect. You do know an orbiting body has a slower velocity with a higher altitude? And indeed that requires a Delta-V (for a satellite) to accomplish that feat. Often a Hohmann transfer orbit.


145 posted on 08/18/2006 12:51:49 PM PDT by RadioAstronomer (Senior member of Darwin Central)
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To: Boiler Plate
You have a problem with my sentence composition why does that bother you as long as you understand what I was saying you do understand it don't you maybe you ought to get a life instead of nitpicking on this sort of happy horsesh*t ya know what I mean?
146 posted on 08/18/2006 12:58:49 PM PDT by Eagles Talon IV
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To: PatrickHenry

hrmn. if it exports energy, it must be acquiring it from somewhere.
nothing wrong with magnetic field induction yielding electricity - hell, that's basically a radio receiver.

speculation:
conceivably, something could convert passage through magnetic field of the earth into electricity.
barely conceivably, a mechanism could convert more of the earth's magnetism into electricity than is used in its propulsion.
of course, it would have some (immeasurably small) impact on the magma current which produces the magnetic field to begin with.
not "creation of" energy, but on its face looks like "free" energy.


147 posted on 08/18/2006 1:04:50 PM PDT by King Prout (many complain I am overly literal... this would not be a problem if fewer people were under-precise)
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To: King Prout

Check out using a tether in orbit for power generation.


148 posted on 08/18/2006 1:10:49 PM PDT by RadioAstronomer (Senior member of Darwin Central)
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To: King Prout

I think you've re-invented the Aurora Borealis.


149 posted on 08/18/2006 1:11:43 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (Everything is blasphemy to somebody.)
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To: RadioAstronomer

1. does it work?
2. how long until it hits the energy in-out break-even point (equals/exceeds amount of energy needed to loft its mass into orbit and maintain that orbit)?


150 posted on 08/18/2006 1:17:35 PM PDT by King Prout (many complain I am overly literal... this would not be a problem if fewer people were under-precise)
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To: PatrickHenry; RadioAstronomer

full disclosure - I read some stuff on Tesla a couple of decades ago


151 posted on 08/18/2006 1:18:50 PM PDT by King Prout (many complain I am overly literal... this would not be a problem if fewer people were under-precise)
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To: PatrickHenry

Not that 'zero-point' energy again!


152 posted on 08/18/2006 1:27:48 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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To: aculeus; Colosis; Black Line; Cucullain; SomeguyfromIreland; Youngblood; Fergal; Cian; col kurz; ...
Keep your eye on this one. ; )

Yeah... it sounds..... interesting.....

153 posted on 08/18/2006 1:29:27 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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To: King Prout
we have been unable to get significant scientific interest in it

The Patent Office is extremely not interested.

154 posted on 08/18/2006 1:31:36 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: RightWhale

given the antics of the ChiComs, does the Patent Office of any nation have an relevance any longer?


155 posted on 08/18/2006 1:32:53 PM PDT by King Prout (many complain I am overly literal... this would not be a problem if fewer people were under-precise)
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To: King Prout

The Patent office is useful if you are a major American corporation with a couple dozen corporate staff attorneys specializing in property rights. Otherwise it is a kind of vanity thing.


156 posted on 08/18/2006 1:35:38 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: RightWhale

ah.


157 posted on 08/18/2006 1:39:14 PM PDT by King Prout (many complain I am overly literal... this would not be a problem if fewer people were under-precise)
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To: PatrickHenry
"What we have developed is a way to construct magnetic fields so that when you travel [a]round the magnetic fields, starting and stopping at the same position, you have gained energy," McCarthy said.

I believe that if you place this device on a rotating shaft, moving through a magnetic field, that this is what the ancient mystics referred to as an "electric generator". All you gotta do is crank the thing and BAM! Instant, free energy. You just keep crankin' that for me, okay? (What was it P.T. Barnum said...?)

158 posted on 08/18/2006 1:56:23 PM PDT by Nevermore
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To: RightWhale

"The Patent office is useful if you are a major American corporation with a couple dozen corporate staff attorneys specializing in property rights. Otherwise it is a kind of vanity thing."

Oh, brother. I've patented inventions to discourage havng the ideas stolen by competing companies. Vanity had nothing to do with it. It was about making money.


159 posted on 08/18/2006 1:56:27 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: PatrickHenry

Their invention is cursed by the Faery Folk. Its previous owner was a Leprechaun who failed to forward a magical letter to ten of his imaginary friends and send one gold coin to the person at the top of the list.


160 posted on 08/18/2006 2:01:36 PM PDT by Dumb_Ox (http://kevinjjones.blogspot.com)
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