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 this year with the Space, Propulsion and Energy Sciences International Forum, SPESIF) at the University of Maryland. When the earthquake shook Japan, Osamu Ide and his wife had not yet departed to fly to the conference. He has a Clean Energy Research Laboratory in Tokyo. Despite their concerns, the Ides kept the commitment for Osamu to give a speech in the USA.
Ide’s papers have been published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals, and I first met him twenty years ago in Boston. His work had led him to see the possibility of a different kind of electromagnetism than what is taught in schools today. In a 1995 physics paper he called it a “positive EMF” (EMF stands for electromotive force.) He describes it as an unknown electromagnetic induction—an input of energy with properties far different than the well-known electro-magnetics handed down from the discoveries of electrical pioneer Michael Faraday. Five years later for a NASA symposium, Ide used yet another description in a paper on “non-linear electromotive force.”
For me those descriptions resonate with what some call “Tesla’s Radiant Energy.” Ide’s findings make me wonder if researchers around the world have been unknowingly tapping into a common source of knowledge. They see similar themes in devices that amplify input current into a much larger output. For instance, Ide accidentally discovered an avalanche effect—“a kind of positive feedback phenomenon”—caused by driving an experimental motor by a pulsed electrical current that created sharp (quick) spikes of current. The result was a sudden rise in output to more than twice the known input. That is impossible unless sudden turning on and off of those pulses cause an effect that taps into another source of energy. Other researchers well-known in frontier science circles have reached that conclusion.
Ide more recently found the “positive EMF” while experimenting with an inverter he designed which he describes as hyper-efficient. An inverter is a key part of many types of electrical devices; it converts DC (direct-current) input power to AC (alternating-current) output. “Positive” means the direction of the force is forward—the reverse of the usual force which tries to drag a rotor backward. Positive EMF also accelerates the current in an electrical coil to much more than would be expected from a certain input of voltage. And the temperature of magnetic cores in Ide’s inverters didn’t rise as would be expected while the devices were run repeatedly, but instead the operating part of the core tended to cool. That sounds like the unusual “cold electricity” effects that others are seeing in their own experiments.
What does this mean for us non-technical folks?
It means that today’s science pioneers—from Ide in Japan to John Bedini in Idaho, and others—are opening up new possibilities for us. Their unusual designs and processes can increase the output of electric motors, generators, and power transformers, but the big news is that they seem to tap into a source of useable energy that has up till now gone unnoticed. That points toward solutions to our world’s energy dilemma.
Ide didn’t risk his reputation by trying to explain, with a theory, the unusual extra output that he measured. Such theorizing about excess output usually results in mentioning an ether or coined words that at this time repel mainstream scientists. Instead he says the amplified output “is still unexplainable.”
Conference attendees included NASA scientists, a Department of Energy scientist, university professors, government and military representatives, entrepreneurs, inventors, and students. Seventy speakers told about new-energy/future-energy technologies, new or emerging renewable energy systems, options for non-polluting fusion, advanced propulsion concepts, and even bioelectromagnetics.
Obviously I can’t write about all seventy papers nor did I attend seventy talks. I’ll just report on highlights until no more will fit into two magazine pages.
Water as Fuel
Moray King, engineer and zero-point energy author, presented a revolutionary hypothesis about water-as-fuel—and new ideas for testing it. Readers of this column have heard of HHO, also known as “Brown’s Gas” or “hydroxy.” It’s not the expected simple mix of hydrogen and oxygen separated out of water by a brute-force jolt of electricity, and King has been tying together facts about it. Some aspect of a process more advanced than ordinary electrolysis is creating a more energetic gas.
While hobbyists worldwide are doing certain variations of water electrolysis to make that gas, a few university scientists are analyzing it. The energetic anomalies that happen when it’s used are well-known, such as a cool-to-touch welding torch flame that vaporizes tungsten and transmutes elements. Experimenters also take small amounts of the gas and use it to boost cars’ gasoline mileage. We hear reports of a few generators running as “closed-loop” systems—even running 100 percent on that unusual gas made in an electrolyzer powered only by the generator.
The skeptics may be right in saying that a hydrogen-based system couldn’t do what the experimenters are claiming. However, maybe hydrogen isn’t the source of excess energy, King says. Those scientific analyses mentioned above indicate that the most energetically successful HHO gas contains hardly any hydrogen!
King has a new idea about the source of excess energy and how to maximize its flow. In his COFE paper, “Water Electrolyzers and Zero-Point Energy,” he said the HHO community may have inadvertently discovered a surprisingly simple way to tap into zero-point energy—the background energy found everywhere. Creating the maximum turbulence in water may be one way to tap it.
Most HHO investigators believe the energy output is from burning hydrogen. To the contrary, King suggests that the dominant energy comes from “charged water gas clusters which activate and coherently trap zero-point energy.” How does that happen? He says that pre-conditioning the apparatus’ electrodes, smaller gaps between them, pulsing a certain electromagnetic waveform, and rapidly circulating or vibrating the water to make turbulence probably multiplies the creation of those clusters.
King expects that when both hobbyists and academics understand what seems to be a new form of water, they can design super-efficient water-as-fuel devices. His concept, invoking images of electrostatic-rubbing energizing droplets of water—think the dynamics in a thundercloud—may be the key.
What has slowed progress in the water-fuel scene? “The problem is the belief that they’re making hydrogen,” King says. A change in thinking could result in “a stampede of garage inventors” creating useful technologies. If the universities don’t lead the charge, then at least they can follow—with the careful studies that will eventually give the academic seal of approval to a new body of science—and game-changing clean energy.
Then the mainstream pundits can look up Moray King to find out the source of excess energy and learn that zero-point energy, or the background energy of the universe by whatever name is settled upon, is always with us. Its existence is acknowledged in physics journals but only in the limited way that can’t disrupt energy industries.
Tom Valone built anticipation beforehand for one particular presentation at the conference. Engineer and physicist Paul Murad had coauthored a paper on The Morningstar Energy Box. That device replicates mysterious effects seen in previous devices that convert magnetic energy. Such effects were first reported by inventor John Searl of England decades ago, and then in this century by Russian scientists Sergei Godin and Vladimir Roschin who built a variation of Searl’s magnetic energy converter. Searl-type devices use laminated rollers and a main ring made of different materials to enhance electrical and magnetic properties of a generator.
Searl’s device uses rollers to move around a main ring, while the Russians constrain these rollers within a mechanical cage. The Energy Box uses rotating electromagnetic fields to create effects and involves a different theory than Searl or the Russians.
Here’s where it gets wild: Godin and Roschin did careful measurements and found their device displayed unusual effects—anomalous “magnetic walls” ringing and extending far from it, and zones where temperature had cooled surrounding the energy converter. The Russian team claimed that their device accelerated itself while generating electricity.
The Russians also claimed an effect that some call antigravity; while it was operating, an 825-pound armature lost as much as a third of its weight. An armature is the moving part of an electrical machine, in which electrical voltage is induced by a magnetic field. Theirs was heavily anchored, so they probably didn’t expect it to do what John Searl’s prototypes had done. (Newspaper photos back up Searl’s claim that his energy converter had broken its moorings and flown into the sky.)
Murad’s team built a much smaller machine and made no claim to that much weight loss, and their paper said “to date, no one has validated those (Russians’) outrageous claims. However, we have found similar phenomenon regarding temperature loss and the discrete magnetic walls to occur during tests of the Energy Box…”
Godin came from Russia with his financial backer to hear Murad announce that yet another team had independently confirmed and measured anomalous “magnetic walls” and cooling zones. Murad showed videos of the spinning device. The American team plans further tests and changes to the device to see if they can increase the percentage of weight loss in their Energy Box from two percent to a significant weight loss like the Russians’.
• A last-minute addition to the schedule particularly excited the conference organizer, and for good reason. It was a presentation about the work of American inventor Joseph Flynn, who is now Chief Technology Officer for QM Power. The company’s CEO, Patrick Piper, gave the slide presentation and said their company’s technology is not just an improvement over the state-of-the art for magnetic motors; instead it is a breakthrough.
• The cheerfully pessimistic banquet speaker Dennis Bushnell, chief scientist at NASA Langley Research Center, spoke on The Frontiers of Energetics and Space Propulsion. He acknowledged the possibility of using zero-point energy and said technology must move beyond chemical propulsion. Instead, exploring outer space will have to be based on the emerging science of “energetics.” There are a growing number of serious options, but NASA isn’t getting enough funding to evaluate all of them.
• Frank Znidarsic was a speaker that I didn’t want to miss, but did. He and the space propulsion conference’s organizer Glen A. Robertson co-authored a paper which presented The Flow of Energy in materials as “mechanical waves with a distinct velocity or speed of transition.” That doesn’t mean much to a non-scientist, but I was interested in the fact that they go beyond a new view of what happens in electrons—they see the knowledge as leading toward a new source of clean energy or propulsion.
• This year Valone’s Integrity in Research award went to David Froning, an American physicist living in Australia. Froning pioneered in “vacuum engineering” with electromagnetism for propulsion and power using counter-wound, toroidal (doughnut-shaped) electrical coils. Valone praised “the hard work that David Froning has done for years to bring scientific integrity to engineering of the vacuum, which is one of the most challenging projects any physicist can undertake.”
The vacuum of space is yet another phrase describing that background energy of the universe. Scientists and other experimenters need to understand its subtleties before they will be able to use it on demand.
Jeane Manning is co-author of Breakthrough Power. The book is in the Atlantis Rising catalog and now has a distributor so you can ask your local bookstore or library to order it.