George Wiseman of Eagle Research (eagle-research.com) seems pretty excited about this. Did God show Ezekiel how to build a free-energy machine? Could this technology, built by a retired boilermaker and now rusting away in a farmer’s field, be a world-changing power source? It supposedly output 35 HP and the testing engineers damaged it by using wedges to stop it. We don’t know why it was never repaired…
I’ve reviewed this machine, and although I don’t know if it will work without building one, I can say that it might work. It has a unique feature that I’ve never seen before. It would be simple, low-tech, and powered by gravity; so it would produce power anywhere on the planet, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You could put one in every home. We should be able to build them small or large.
George says he doesn’t have the time to build it, so it would make a great crowd-funded project for one or more experimenters, maybe working as a team.
Crowdfunding requires a lot of social networking on Facebook, Twitter, and media contacts to lure people into contributing, but Ezekiel’s wheel, to me, is a much more worthy cause than the 1.5 million they got for the Tesla museum project and all the money contributed for idiotic games or new gadgets that don’t change the world like a self-running device would do.
But if you know anyone with the drive and interest to do something with the waterwheel, I suggest studying the details George has provided on his site and email him for advice.
Taking on this waterwheel project is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for some eager young buckaroo to make a name for him- or herself, and, if it works as claimed in the past, it would bring all kinds of offers.
In the meantime I’ve started an Ezekiel’s Wheel Resources section to accumulate applicable data for replication of the device. Go to: http://www.keelynet.com/news/122714a.html
European Patent for LENR
The European Patent Office has granted a patent for the Francesco Piantelli’s invention of the process for producing energy from a nickel-hydrogen reaction (better know as Low Energy Nuclear Reaction [LENR], a.k.a. Cold Fusion)
The European Patent Office published the certificate on January 16, 2013. All documents associated with this application can be found here: http://www.22passi.it/downloads/EP2368252B1%5B1%5D.pdf
Sergio Focardi assisted Italian inventor Andrea Rossi in the development of the much-talked-about and controversial E-Cat device, which in 2014 was the subject of a favorable study by several European scientists (AR #109, “Scientists Validate Italian Cold Fusion”, p. 11). Rossi had worked with Piantelli in the study and development of LENR from nickel-hydrogen processes.
Piantelli was granted, for the EU, the Patent for a Nickel Hydrogen LENR Process. The patent EP 2 368 252 B1 could present major problems for Andrea Rossi’s Leonardo Corporation and Defkalion, both of which are trying to patent similar nickel-hydrogen LENR processes.
The patent itself specifically mentions both nickel and hydrogen. This could create trouble for Rossi because Rossi’s E-Cat LENR technology is based upon work Piantelli did with Rossi’s partner and former professor Sergio Focardi in the 1990s. Rossi has mentioned that E-Cat is a nickel-hydrogen LENR process. The Defkalion Hyperion LENR device is reportedly based upon Rossi’s and Focardi’s work.
Piantelli and Focardi were both formerly professors at the University of Bologna which Andrea Rossi attended.
The patent application lists Francesco Piantelli as the inventor, and Silvia, Piantelli, Luigi Bergomi, and Tiziano Ghidini as the proprietors of the patent. Piantelli is working with an Italian company called nicHenergy SRL based in Milan. Some online reports indicate that nicHenergy plans to sell shares in another company called Metal Energy, which will commercialize Piantelli’s process.
Roy Virgilio who has been identified as an associate of Piantelli’s in the Italian press has stated that Metal Energy will build a laboratory that will be used to do research to develop generators based on Piantelli’s technology. The investors in the company would be repaid with profits from the sale of the generators or licenses from the technology. The generators will be in the 100-watt to seven-kilowatt range.
So who stole what? Reading Professor Piantelli’s patent shows he clearly has a much better understanding of what is going on than Rossi and that he first applied on November 24, 2009, where Rossi’s patent was filed April 26, 2014, yet Piantelli’s patent was granted on January 16, 2013.
If either of these novel heat batteries actually works for an extended time outside the lab and under usable load, they will still burn out after a month or so due to internal corrosion.
This was known 20 years ago when they would run for a few days, up to a week, and has been the main reason cold fusion/LENR has gone nowhere.
So now Rossi’s test is supposed to have lasted 32 days and they think it’s enough.
That will mean, if these things are put into use, after a month, like worn-out batteries, they will have to be exchanged every month for refurbished units to maintain constant power—like electric cars having battery swap stations everywhere.
The Darkness Ray
Beams of light play a special role in our cultural heritage: World War II searchlights picking out Nazi bombers, Gotham City’s Bat signal summoning help in times of distress, and lighthouses warning unsuspecting shipping to stay away. Beams of light are beacons of safety. Now filmmakers and optical engineers have something much more sinister to play with. Chao Wan at the National University of Singapore and a few pals have built a “darkness” beam that bathes objects in the absence of light.
The new device hides macroscopic objects by beaming invisibility from a distance, an entirely different technique than the one used in conventional invisibility cloaks that have received much media coverage in recent years.
The new device turns the conventional approach to optics on its head. Conventionally, optical engineers devise imaging systems with the best resolving power possible. The basic idea is that an imaging
system focuses light into a pattern known as a point spreading function. This consists of a central region of high intensity surrounded by a concentric region of lower intensity light and a higher intensity lobe beyond this.
Engineers get the best resolution by narrowing and intensifying the central region while suppressing the outer lobe. (Indeed, one of the more exciting recent developments in imaging is in using this technique to resolve objects that are significantly smaller than the wavelength of the light being using to create the image, a technique known as super-resolution.) Now, Chao and company has taken exactly the opposite approach. Instead of narrowing and intensifying the central region at the expense of the lobes, these guys intensify the lobes while suppressing the central region.
The result is a central region where the field intensity of light is essentially zero. This is a region where objects cannot be resolved, hence the group’s name for this effect: anti-resolution. The central region is surrounded by a region of high-intensity light that acts like a kind of light capsule containing a 3D region of darkness. “A three-dimensional object placed in the optical capsule does not cause scattering and one can therefore see the scene behind the object,” they say.
In effect, it is an invisibility capsule. Chao and company say that the region of darkness can be as much as 8 orders of magnitude bigger than the wavelength of light used in the imaging process. That’s huge! And the imaging system itself is simple. Chao and company demonstrates it using a laser beam passing through a “lens” consisting of concentric, dielectric grooves that are straightforward to manufacture. In their test, they hide an object—a letter ‘N’—that is 40 micrometers in size. That’s significantly larger than conventional invisibility cloaks could do when they first hit the headlines.
Perhaps that’s not surprising given that the new device works in an entirely different way from conventional invisibility cloaks. These are built using bespoke metamaterials that steer light around an object placed inside them. By contrast, Chao and company can effectively beam invisibility from a distance. There are some limitations, however. The current device works at a single frequency of light, so an interesting challenge will be to make broadband lenses that work at a wide range of frequencies.
Beyond that, Chao and company will have to find a killer app for their new device. They say it has many potential applications, such as in cloaking and surveillance, but they give little detail. Perhaps imaginative readers of the Physics arXiv blog can help out with suggestions of theirs in the comments section here.
This reminds me of the comment, “night is as pregnant as day,” made in the occult book, A Dweller on Two Planets—this wonderfully explicit, illustrated science fantasy written in 1883-1884 describes many fascinating concepts including the NAVAZ force, which today we call ether/zpe, how transmutation was done, sound and video broadcasting, curing criminals with magnetic fields, ‘praying’ matter into existence, altering matter with concentrated thought, the Vailx flying cylinders, condensing gallons of water from the air using the NAVAZ force, and a wealth of other material that you will correlate to modern discoveries. Cryptic comments such as, ‘Night is as pregnant as day,’ ‘NAVAZ the night-side of nature,’ ‘repulsion by levitation,’ ‘vibration of the One Substance’ and ‘treasures of the hail (cold)’. Also included is a missing chapter explaining how matter is ‘tuned’ to lock-in and become the different elements as well as additional supporting material (download the 315-page eBook for $10.00 at http://www.vanguardsciences.biz). For more on the book, see “Once Upon a Time in Inner Space,” AR #109).
The Smarter Robot Threat
Although fears that technology will displace jobs are at least as old as the Luddites, there are signs that this time may really be different. The technological breakthroughs of recent years—allowing machines to mimic the human mind—are enabling machines to do knowledge jobs and service jobs, in addition to factory and clerical work.
And over the same 15-year period that digital technology has inserted itself into nearly every aspect of life, the job market has fallen into a long malaise. Even with the economy’s recent improvement, the share of working-age adults who are working is substantially lower than a decade ago—and lower than any point in the 1990s.
Economists long argued that, just as buggy makers gave way to car factories, technology would create as many jobs as it destroyed. Now many are not so sure. Lawrence H. Summers, the former Treasury Secretary, recently said that he no longer believes that automation will always create new jobs. “This isn’t some hypothetical future possibility,” he said. “This is something that’s emerging before us right now.”
“It is literally the story of the economic development of the world over the last 200 years,” said Marc Andreessen, a venture capitalist and an inventor of the web browser. “Just as most of us today have jobs that weren’t even invented 100 years ago, the same will be true 100 years from now.”
If you would like to see my ideas on how we might solve the problem, go to my web site, KeelyNet.com.