Technology has been kept largely immobile in its basic design for over a century. For all our talk about progress, real innovation is discouraged as it would tend to unsettle financial interests. We urgently need some disruptive new energy technologies.
Florian Ion Petrescu, an engineering PhD and senior lecturer at the Bucharest Polytechnic University in Rumania, has written about a variety of subjects including physics, mechanical engineering, and the development of flight. His books are available through LuLu publishers at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/petrescuflorian
One of those books, TURN ON THE LIGHTS! describes how the process of particle annihilation, the destructive interference between a particle and its anti-particle, could be used to obtain comparatively cheap and perfectly renewable energy.
Although using the energy of sub-atomic particles, the process would neither necessitate nor create radioactive particles. It would also be much cheaper and simpler to realize than atomic fusion and present-day atomic fission reactors.
Here is a summary, slightly edited, from a communication printed in the January/February 2012 issue of Infinite Energy Magazine.
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Indian engineer Paramahamsa Tewari, who is not unknown to readers of this site, is experimenting with what he calls a Reaction Less Generator. Measurements taken by Tewari show that the generator is edging towards useful over unity production of electricity.
Ever since the discovery of electromagnetic induction by Faraday and the invention of electrical generators based on these principles, any efficiency higher than unity obtained from these machines has been ruled out due to the Law of Energy Conservation (LCE) and the Lenz's Law. But, through a new Reaction Less Generator (RLG), under development for some time, efficiency much higher than 100% has been achieved.
Tests are now being performed on a small Motor-RLG set which has a DC Motor coupled to an AC RLG. The test results show the graphs of input power to the drive motor and the output from the RLG.
The lowest line on this graph from www.tewari.org (violet) shows the actual input to the RLG from the coupled motor with 0.8 efficiency. The next higher graph (green ) shows the input to RLG without taking motor efficiency into account. The highest graph (blue) shows the output from the RLG. Even at the moderate speed of 1750 r/m, at which the set is run, the ratio: Output from RLG / Input to RLG is 160% (from the lowest and the highest graphs). With extrapolation it can be shown that at 3000 r/m, the efficiency of the M-RLG set will reach 275 %.
Notes on the graph:
1. Power to electromagnets is not taken into account, as these can be replaced by permanent magnets.
2. Entire power produced in the armature circuits has been taken into account. When higher voltages are induced in each circuit, suitable load resistors can be placed in series with the shunt
3. Drive-Motor efficiency is 80%.
While the test results are encouraging, we aren't quite there yet. The research is still preliminary and useful over unity production of electricity, although seemingly within grasp, may still be off some time into the future. I hope to be able to report more news soon.
For now, development is in progress. Speed is being raised, says Tewari, and detailed tests are continuing.
RLG experimental set-up
The explanation to this new RLG phenomenon, says Tewari, comes from the principles of Space Vortex Theory. That theory goes deeper into creation and stability of the electron, the flow of electrons from atom to atom, as they form a current in a conductor, and the creation of the field structure of electrons. All these arise from the absolute vacuum or space (mass less, nonmaterial fluid).
The positive terminal of a DC generator has a shortage of electrons, while the negative terminal has more electrons. This is because the electrons in the atoms of the armature conductors in rotation are interacting with the magnetic fields that strip them of their orbital electrons and pushes [displaces] them to form the negative terminal. When the positive terminal of the generator is connected to the external stationary output circuit, the electrons of the neutral atoms of the circuit, now in contact with the positive terminal, are pulled by the positive generator terminal and this is a continuing process. The negative terminal supplies the electrons that are pulled from atom to atom -- the process starting from the positive generator terminal. Though the atoms of the circuit conductor do work in pulling the electrons from the negative terminal and up to the positive terminal, their structural energy remains intact without any loss. This is because the electrons as well as the atoms are vortices of a mass less, continuous, non viscous, vacuum. The vortices continue to retain their structure despite their continuing interactions.
In a RLG, by a specific configuration of the armature conductor and the magnetic field, a torque that supports the motor torque is created. This way the armature reaction is nullified and Lenz's law is bypassed. There is no creation of energy from any source. There is no applicability of the Law of Conservation of Energy.
We have erred, though unknowingly, in our design of electrical generators and have remained in error for more than two centuries.
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May 26 2011 - This is an appeal for cooperation from G. Edward Griffin (see his Reality Zone Site) which I would like to make available here ... perhaps one or the other of my readers is interested in the chemtrail phenomenon and would like to contribute to ending any uncertainty that still surrounds this "painted skies" mess.
Image: Chemtrails over Rome - December 29, 2010
Can Chemtrails be proved?
It seems that the die-hard skeptics refuse to believe what they see with their own eyes. No matter how many laboratory tests we collect, they always seem to come up with a theory that, no matter how far fetched it is, would explain the high levels of aluminum, barium, and strontium as merely due to some climate condition or error in preparing the chemical sample or some unintended human interaction.
SKI SLOPE THEORY
When we released our documentary, What in the World Are They Spraying, we included snow samples taken from Mt. Shasta in Northern California, which contained toxic levels of these metals. Since snow is merely frozen rain water, it was clear that this came from the sky and not from the soil or water run-off from some toxic waste dump. Nevertheless, an Internet debunker challenged our conclusion by claiming that people ski on Mt. Shasta, and skis are made of aluminum. Therefore, the tested aluminum probably came from the skis! Nothing to worry about after all.
Of course, this was all made-up nonsense. People do ski on Mt. Shasta, but it is a big mountain, and there has never been any skiing in the area where the samples were taken. Even if there had been, that would not explain the high levels of barium and strontium. These metals are not used in the construction of skis. Our debunker never bothered to check on any of that. He was merely looking for some plausible explanation in order to plant doubts into the minds of casual readers. If people are confused by seemingly plausible explanations that even remotely could explain away the high levels of aluminum, barium, and strontium in snow and rain water, they will back away from coming to a conclusion and align themselves with the prevailing view.
Another debunker contacted me a few days ago and claimed that a plausible explanation for the chemicals in snow on Mt. Shasta is that the samples were taken in a year with early snow melt which, according to him, means there was a lot of bare earth exposed at the time, and the wind must have blown dust from the earth onto the snow. Furthermore, he claims that the soil on Mt. Shasta contains the same metals as found in the samples; so, you see? Here is another perfectly plausible explanation. Once again, nothing to worry about.
We are planning to respond to this gentleman as soon as we can find the time to carefully examine his claims about the early snow melt, the amount of bare earth exposed, the composition of the surface soil, and especially the rainfall and moisture levels of the soil during this period. I expect to find that, even if there had been an early snow melt, the soil on Mt. Shasta would have been far too moist and covered with moss, ferns, or other ground cover to make the "dust-bowl" theory even remotely plausible. But it will take a little time to pull the facts together.
Meanwhile, we must not just play defensive and spend our lives answering the debunkers. We must take the initiative and obtain new data and information that will be impossible to dispute. The on-going collection of new snow and rain samples is part of that strategy. After we have literally hundreds of such chemical tests, I think our critics will run out of plausible-denial theories.
One of the most promising technologies to generate hard evidence of chemtrails is the Internet tracking of planes in flight. There are several computer programs and devices that track commercial flights in real time and show, not only their location, but also their flight number, type of aircraft, origin, destination, speed, and altitude. The cost for this App on an iPhone is about $4, and on a computer, it is free. This is amazing technology, and the programs actually are fun to use. They work by receiving what is called ADS-B plane feeds, which are radio signals transmitted by commercial and private aircraft. Military aircraft and those on classified missions do not transmit this signal.
I'm sure you already see where this is going. It is theoretically possible to identify every commercial plane you see overhead either by pointing your iPhone camera at it or locating it on the screen of your computer. If the debunkers are correct, we will find that planes spewing a trail from horizon-to-horizon will all be identified as merely commercial craft and what we see are merely normal contrails after all. On the other hand, if we find that commercial craft do not leave streaks from horizon to horizon but the ones that do are missing from the system ... well, even the most die-hard skeptic would have to take a serious look at that.
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Catastrophic nuclear accidents are just about impossible, we need not worry about them. That is what the nuclear experts and the lobby for nuclear power production are telling us. Yet, an earthquake and a tsunami in Japan, and the subsequent loss of control over nuclear reactors at the Fukushima power plant teach us a different lesson. What is happening there reminds us that "impossible" is not something we can really put any stock in.
An explosion destroys reactor number 1 at Fukushima nuclear power plant
The nuclear catastrophe following a destructive earthquake and tsunami at Japan's eastern coast is still unfolding. No one knows yet what the ultimate consequences will be for the people of Japan and the world. What we do know is that nuclear power production is based on a highly unstable reaction that must be actively controlled if the fuel is not to overheat and blow up in our face.
People are getting uneasy about the 'nuclear option', promoted as the needed replacement for carbon, oil and gas based energy, as global warming takes its toll. Leaving aside for the moment the discussion on climate change and anthropogenic global warming, which is far from resolved, I do agree that we need to change our energy policy. Not because of CO2 but because we pollute the environment, making it inhospitable to humans and other life, by continuing on our current course. Coal, oil and nuclear are not options for the future.
Yet in discussions about the necessity of changing over to a different mode of energy production, we are told that renewables could never replace conventional energy, and that the only choice is between coal/oil and nuclear power plants.
That is a rather bald-faced lie. The fact is that by concentrating the sun's rays, great quantities of high grade thermal energy can be obtained, sufficient to run the industrial machines needed to uphold present levels of civilization. We can produce steel and aluminium with the electricity a concentrated solar thermal plant supplies. The steam turbines and generators that are today being run by coal and gas or by nuclear can just as well be driven by ... the sun's rays.
Mirrors concentrate the sun's rays and direct them on a heat exchanger located on a central tower
Long troughs of parabolic mirrors with a heat exchanger at their focal point are another way of harvesting the sun's heat
Mirrors can also take the form of a "satellite dish" and concentrate the sun's rays on a generator driven by a stirling motor
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Italian engineer Andrea Rossi and Professor Sergio Focardi of the University of Bologna announced in January 2011 that they have mastered an energy catalyzing technology that produces heat from a reaction between hydrogen, nickel and some other - so far secret - ingredients. Their press conference on 14 January 2011 was preceded by an invitation-only demonstration of the reactor attended by press and scientists.
They are careful not to describe their reactor as a "Cold Fusion" generator - probably because the term has become so controversial it is almost impossible to have a serious discussion about its practical application. Sterling Allan has been reporting on this development in PESWiki:
Directory:Andrea A. Rossi Cold Fusion Generator
Rossi has been into alternative energy for many years. It was in the 1970s and 1980s that Rossi was busy building garbage disposal facilities that burned household garbage and utilized the recovered heat. During that period, he found out how to not only recover heat from burning garbage but also to turn garbage into fuel. His company, Petroldragon, had a valid garbage-to-fuel technology that could turn household waste into combustible oil, coal and gas. Production had started and reached some 20 tons of fuel oil a day in 1989, when corrupt bureaucrats started to attack.
The first step was to tax his process just as if he was producing alcohol, making the resulting fuel ridiculously expensive. When he opposed the unjust tax, the next step was a challenge that proved more difficult: the bureaucrats asserted that the garbage stocked and ready to be transformed in his production facilities wasn't raw material for his process but was an illegal and fraudulent attempt to hide and "treat toxic garbage" for which he had no license.
Andrea Rossi in front of an early (1970s) prototype of his garbage-to-fuel reactor
Rossi was imprisoned on trumped up eco-charges for trying to produce an ecologically sustainable fuel that did not come from petroleum deposits, and after one of his companies was forced into bankruptcy, he was again imprisoned for not paying his creditors ... great government support for alternative energy technologies, one might say. That whole sad story is well documented on Rossi's website:
The beginning, the media boom around Petroldragon, plans for the future
But let's get back to "cold fusion" and its first real commercial implementation.
As we have seen, Rossi is a serious industrialist and not one to give up easily. His announcement of a new energy technology, based on a catalytic process involving hydrogen, nickel and a few other elements has made waves in the blogosphere, but strangely, the mainstream media have stayed away from the story. It is almost as if they were afraid to repeat the disaster of the Fleischmann and Pons revelations about their "cold fusion" discovery, where glowing press reports had brought every skeptic on the face of the earth out of lethargy, "proving" that such low energy nuclear processes were just not possible - as if forbidden by the laws of physics we know.
No matter that the Pons and Fleischmann process has since been replicated hundreds of times with several variations, and been described in what must be thousands of published articles (see collection of papers on lenr-canr.org), that numerous experimenters and theoreticians have been working on lifting low temperature fusion's secrets and explaining the transformation of certain elements observed during the experiments, no matter that we now have an actually workable and controllable implementation of the principle ... there is a great silence of the media that are supposed to inform us.
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