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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»