Cold Fusion alert. Extraordinary claims, require extraordinary proof alert too.
As bazaar as this sounds, I don't see a problem with requesting a review process. Debunk the dang thing and move on.
Exxon hit squads will be coming after this guy. ;o)
This is not passing the smell test even slightly. Nothing wrong with a review of it, I suppose, if only to get the kooks to be quiet. Reminds me of that cold fusion debacle a few years back.
This is absolute bullcrap. It's an accepted and proveable Gaussian theory that the line integral around any closed surface is 0. If this guy thinks he can get energy out of that, he's fooling himself. Nice try though.
This could be big. The same sort of thing led to Post-Its.
They don't need "credible, academic validation in the public domain", they need a working product.
It's not free energy, they're stealing it from a neighboring dimension - and man are those guys going to be mad when they find out!
PURE BS> advertising gimmick, kinda like the "IT" which later became the (i forgot the name of that 2-wheeled stabilized cart)
They write "Steorn has decided to publish its challenge in The Economist because of the breadth of its readership. "We chose it over a purely scientific magazine simply because we want to make the general public aware that this process is about to commence and to generate public support, awareness, interest etc for what we are doing."
They chose not to write a scientific article and submit it to a technical journal for peer review which is the best way to get their technology reviewed, rather than this nonsense of generating a public demand and pressure.
"NO BLOOD FOR MAGNETS"!!
You don't get something from nothing and if it sounds too good to be true>>>.....
Has this discovery been reported in any credible scientific journal?? The nondescript article says very little--what energy is obtained?? Is it kinetic, heat, chemical, potential, what the hell kind is it??
The conservation of energy law has been valid for many centuries and reading some article about a perpetual energy source is way over the top for me.
Steorn is making three claims for its technology:
1. The technology has a coefficient of performance greater than 100%.
2. The operation of the technology (i.e. the creation of energy) is not derived from the degradation of its component parts.
3. There is no identifiable environmental source of the energy (as might be witnessed by a cooling of ambient air temperature).
The sum of these claims is that our technology creates free energy.
I call BS.
It's a perpetual motion machine with a slick website.
It's really the little people putting one over on the boys. Those Leprechauns. Such kidders.
Look at it this way: if you can power things, wire up your prototype so you can disconnect from the power grid. Use the money saved from buying that power to finance your own company and file the patents to make yourself rich. Heck, if you can do that, form your own power company and start selling power to the neighbors. You would be a billionaire in no time, and you wouldn't need scientists to "test your idea", since it would be blatantly obvious to everyone except liberal democrats that it worked.
You don't have to even do it on a large scale. If you could create a device that replaces batteries permanently, you could make billions off of that alone, not to mention selling the rights to incorporate your technology into every powered appliance in the world!
But, they never do this. They always want other people to look at it, and then try to get "investors" to put money into it. Then they are always "just this close" to making it work, and if only they had some more investors . . .
And the cycle begins again. They want more people to look at it, and then they need more money to "perfect" their device. . .
God has provided; it is up to us to dicover what He has provided.
Heat generation? Einstein talked about what he called the ethos. It was the space between matter. According to him, the ethos bends when it meets matter. Add the electrical charge from the magnets to the ethos equation, and then what? From a quantum point of view, what would happen if this ethos could be built up with an electrical charge and wrapped up in itself - like tightening a super string rubber band?
I'd like to know if they really have something - for real.
It would destroy the worlds economy,though, and it would cause one heck of an oil rich Arab Jihad! The Arab nations would have nothing to sell but sand.