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By Robert Rapier on Aug 1, 2009 with no responses

Answering Reader Questions 2009: Part 1

Before I took a recent trip to Canada, I opened up the floor for questions. Getting them answered has taken longer than I intended. Fortunately, other readers answered a lot of them in the comments of that thread. So I have sifted through the list, trying to find questions that were still open, or those I wanted to make an additional comment on. Thanks to those who submitted questions, as well as to those who answered them. A special thanks to Kit P., who wrote some extensive answers to some of the questions around electricity and saved me a good deal of work. This is going to take at least three installments. But I have put this off long enough,… Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Jul 2, 2009 with no responses

Thermodynamics Wins Again

Back in 2006, the Irish company Steorn announced that they had discovered a “a technology that produces free, clean and constant energy.” A magnetism-based perpetual motion machine is what it amounted to, which would clearly violate various physical laws, such as the First and Second Law of Thermodynamics. Steorn put an advertisement in the Economist after announcing their new technology, seeking qualified experts to form a “jury” to validate their claims. The jury is in. The laws of science do not fall so easily:Irish ‘energy for nothing’ gizmo fails jury vetting An Irish company had promised it could deliver non-polluting, virtually cost-free power but an international jury said yesterday it did not work. Scientists doubted the claims and, when the… Continue»