17 February 2008

Energy, the Outer Limits

In Outer Space, there are no limits. That is why any true capitalist would not be satisfied to own a business empire that is limited to one planet. Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Paul Allen, Richard Branson, Robert Bigelow, and other successful capitalists wish to extend their empires beyond Earth.

And for good reason. There are enough resources in the asteroid belt alone to make every human being on Earth into mega-billionaires. And beyond the belt?

Consider Titan, the orange moon of Saturn. Titan is awash with hundreds of times more hydrocarbons than all of Earth's known reserves of oil and natural gas.
"Titan is just covered in carbon-bearing material -- it's a giant factory of organic chemicals," said Lorenz. "This vast carbon inventory is an important window into the geology and climate history of Titan."___Source
Can there be any question about the possibility of abiotic hydrocarbons beneath the surface of Earth?

But one does not have to go into outer space to run into the limits of scientific explanation for energy phenomena. As close as the Ottawa area, one can find a home experimenter playing with forces that even MIT engineers cannot explain.
Just before the big day at MIT, the Star spoke with professor Markus Zahn about what he expected to observe..."It's hard for me to give an opinion," said Zahn, who admitted he was excited to see the demonstration. "I don't believe it will violate the laws of physics. You're not going to get more energy out than you put in."

...Contacted by phone a few hours after the test, Zahn is genuinely stumped – and surprised. He said the magnet shouldn't cause acceleration. "It's an unusual phenomena I wouldn't have predicted in advance. But I saw it. It's real. Now I'm just trying to figure it out."

There's no talk of perpetual motion. No whisper of broken scientific laws or free energy. Zahn would never go there – at least not yet. But he does see the potential for making electric motors more efficient, and this itself is no small feat.___Star__via NewEnergyandFuel
No, there is no perpetual motion, as such. But there is acceleration where it is not exactly clear that there should be any.
To quote Professor Zahn again with his thoughts that strongly seized my attention, “To my mind this is unexpected and new, and it’s worth exploring all the possible advantages once you’re convinced it’s a real effect,” he added. “There are an infinite number of induction machines in people’s homes and everywhere around the world. If you could make them more efficient, cumulatively, it could make a big difference.”___NewEnergy

YouTube Video Demonstration(parts 1 and 2--others available at YouTube)

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