Jeane Manning

spread_image

Aerospace Insider Embraces New Energy Science

BY JEANE MANNING

Nick Cook’s search for answers to outside-the-box questions propelled him through topics other aerospace industry journalists shun—from antigravity to zero-point energy. His comfort with such concepts didn’t develop overnight, however; it took a decade of questioning before he was ready to write the page-turner book Hunt for Zero Point. That book chronicles his ten-year investigation into efforts to crack the Holy Grail of propulsion: antigravity technology. A sequel which he is about ready to write will focus much more on breakthrough energy technology. Recently in…

Read More
spread_image

Italian Inventors Enter ‘Cold Fusion’ Arena

JEANE MANNING

An “Energy Catalyzer” is the new item on the energy frontier at the time of this writing. Italian engineer Andrea A. Rossi and Professor Sergio Focardi of the University of Bologna announced a technology for a reaction that produces excess heat—at low cost and in quantities that would make it commercially useful. It involves a catalytic reaction be­tween nickel, hydrogen, and some secret elements, but they avoid calling it “cold fusion.” At this time it looks like the Italians do have a viable technology that…

Read More
spread_image

Energy Whistleblowers Tell Their Stories

By Jeane Manning

One of the challenges facing the energy revolution lurks in federal patent offices. The number of secrecy orders the U.S. Government imposed on patent applications rose again in 2009, reaching the highest figure since 1996. At the end of fiscal year 2009, the government was imposing 5,081 secrecy orders. We don’t know how many of those secre­cy orders quash energy-related inventions, but it has happened. Under the Invention Secrecy Act of 1951, U.S. Gov­ernment agencies can muzzle a patent applicant whenever they decide that publication of…

Read More
spread_image

Tesla and Otis Carr—Too Far Out?

BY JEANE MANNING

An inventor whose reputation was ruined in the eyes of the 1950s public may yet be vindicated. When you dig into history of either “free energy” or saucer-shaped spacecraft, you run across the name Otis T. Carr. He was forced to call his invention an “amusement device” in order to get a United States patent. At least one researcher had told me about seeing a working model of the Carr invention, but ironically I threw out the notes about those stories while downsizing file boxes…

Read More
spread_image

New Research into Magnetism’s Secrets

By Jeane Manning

“We’re at a historic meeting.” At the November 2010 Renaissance Charge Conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, this comment was expressed by appreciative voices with various accents. From around the world about 380 people attend­ed—engineers, business people, university students, and other serious researchers. Many were there because for the first time since a Tesla symposium in Colorado in 1984, inventor John Bedini appeared at a public conference. Bedini answered questions about his discoveries in working with a type of energy different than the well-known electrical currents….

Read More
spread_image

The New Mission to Learn the Lost Secrets of Electricity

By Jeane Manning

Would human civilization be closer to a golden age now if electrical science had never abandoned the road that could have led to aether-fueled technologies? I’ve had most of the summer to ponder such questions, inspired by the Bedini-Lindemann conference. The answer that keeps coming up is “Yes. It’s never too late to retrace our steps, leave the road-to-nowhere that relies on fossil fuel burning and atom-smashing technologies, and get back to harmonious ways of working with nature instead of destroying it.” Each of the…

Read More
spread_image

Stunning Possibilites Emerge for New Energy

BY JEANE MANNING

As if the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster wasn’t enough to wake us up regarding our prevailing energy sources, the world is now watching a nuclear scenario unfold. Meanwhile, the people of Japan have been quietly modeling the better qualities of humankind. Despite being hit with triple catastrophes, they have generally displayed calmness, strength of character, and compassion in countless daily acts of sharing-with-strangers. One of those examples of dignified behavior was provided without fanfare at the recent Conference on Future Energy (COFE, held jointly…

Read More
spread_image

How Ken Shoulders Cleared the Way for Our Future

By Jeane Manning

How can an inventor of breakthrough energy technology outwit officials who want to classify it? As I think back on the contributions of a remarkable pioneer who died in the past year, I remember his strategy—quickly publish a book and distribute the knowledge around the world. Ken Shoulders did just that. Recently a lifetime of his work that he put into public domain became accessible. It’s at both Rex Research and Keelynet websites, thanks to researchers who put it online and built the mirror site…

Read More
spread_image

Extraordinary Technology at TeslaTech

By Steve Kaplan

I am honored to be asked to serve as the new energy columnist for Atlantis Rising. I am filling big shoes. Dr. Gene Mallove, the first to write this column, was, and continues to be, one of my heroes. His scientific and moral leadership and fearless advocacy of new energy R&D set the standard for all of us. Jeane Manning is a beloved colleague and an unmatched journalist for her comprehensive and clear coverage of the discoveries of new energy scientists and inventors. One of…

Read More
spread_image

The End of Invisible Breakthroughs

BY JEANE MANNING

If the coming energy revolution had a theme song, its lyrics would have remained much the same for decades. One refrain is about breakthrough energy discoveries being ignored by the established mindset. However, I believe we’re approaching a time when the breakthroughs will appear evident to a wide swath of the public, with or without the blessing of gatekeepers. This theme comes to mind for several reasons: At the American Physical Society conference in Denver this spring, significant developments in “cold fusion” were announced by…

Read More