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Sunday, February 28, 2010

  • Propulsion / Magnetism >
    Scientist eyes 39-day voyage to Mars - The Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMC) is becoming a centerpiece of NASA's future strategy. It would use electricity to transform a fuel -- likely hydrogen, helium or deuterium -- into plasma gas that is heated to 11 million degrees Celsius. The plasma gas is then channeled into tailpipes using magnetic fields to propel the spacecraft. (Yahoo News; Feb. 26, 2010)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

  • Nuclear > Thorium >
    Thorium could produce power more efficiently - "Thorium proves 50 percent more efficient than uranium in at least two configurations. Why the 40-year lapse in interest in this superior fuel? Precisely because it did not produce bomb-making material. ...Nature provides far more thorium than uranium." (Tennesean; Feb. 24, 2010)

Friday, February 26, 2010

  • Hydro > Ocean Wave > Buoys >
    America’s First Wave Power Farm Coming to Oregon Coast - Each buoy will measure about 150 feet tall by 40 feet wide and weigh in at about 200 tons. A float on each craft rises and falls with the rolling of the waves, driving an attached plunger’s up-and-down movement. A hydraulic pump then converts that movement into a spinning motion, which drives an electric generator. (Inhabitat; Feb. 23, 2010)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

  • Featured: Conspiracy > 911 >
    911 Truth Video Collection from Winter 2010 - There have been some excellent 911 Truth videos produced recently that deserve your attention, whether you are already convinced that there is a conspiracy and cover-up from elements within the U.S. government, or you have yet to come to that conclusion. It is relevant to free energy technology which could help liberate us from such Orwellian plots. (PESWiki; Feb. 25, 2010) (Examiner)
  • Waste to Energy > Food >
    American Food Groups turning to waste to energy - A contingent of American Foods Group is undertaking a multi-million dollar project that will make use of food processing waste in several different ways. From start to finish, they will be able to feed their new machine with about 100 tons of waste that will take about three weeks to run though the process to create a variety of products. (Alt Energy News; Feb. 25, 2010)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

  • Featured: Organizations / Orwell >
    Will Google Become King of Energy Too? - We've created a page featuring Google's various renewable energy initiatives. With Google Energy being given approval to buy and sell energy as a utility, as long as their efforts move us toward more distributed energy and autonomy, not toward an Orwellian world, then we might be glad. Sign petition telling Google not to enter agreement with NSA. (PESWiki; Feb. 24, 2010) (Comments)
  • Fuel Cells > Bloom Energy >
    10 Fuel Cell Startups Hot on Bloom Energy’s Trail - While Bloom Energy has raised more VC investment than many of these startups combined, it isn’t unique in aiming its sights at the holy grail of grid parity. Here are 10 startups that could be hot on Bloom Energy’s trail: ClearEdge Power, Ceres Power, Neah Power Systems, ReliOn, P21, ACAL Energy, CellEra, Intelligent Energy, Electro Power Systems, EnStorage. (Earth2Tech; Feb. 22, 2010)
  • Solar > PV > Largest >
    Scaling Up Solar Power - Applied Materials has developed the equipment to produce extremely large photo­voltaic panels in order to lower the price of solar power in two ways. The equipment for manufacturing thin-film solar cells operates more efficiently when the panels are bigger. And larger modules need less hardware and labor to wire them together and support them. (MIT Technology Review; Mar/Apr 2010)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

  • Zero Point Energy >
    The great tradition of bungling boffins - As recent events have shown, all scientists can make mistakes. Michael Brooks recounts their most heroic failures across the ages. "...Zeldovich suggested that the anomaly was due to the uncertainty principle in quantum theory, which endows empty space with energy. Sadly, his calculation of this 'zero point energy' was 10^120 times bigger than the effect it was supposed to account for." (Telegraph; Feb. 23, 2010)

Monday, February 22, 2010

  • Featured / Events: Fuel Efficiency > Hydroxy > HHO Games >
    The HHO Games at EarthFest 2010 - The HHO Games at EarthFest 2010 being held April 22 at State College of Florida is a low-cost opportunity for HHO developers to show and sell their kits to a large audience amid the publicity associated with a Guinness World Record attempt to collect plastic bottles. (PESWiki; Feb. 22, 2010)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

  • Featured: News > Raw Hoppers
    Raw News Hopper -- Free Energy News -- Feb. 21, 2010 - This page contains items I placed in my news hopper, intending to format them for inclusion in the news, but limitations of having only so many hours in a day prevented it. Rather than have them go unannounced altogether, I present them here in a raw format. There are some great gems here. (FreeEnergyNews; Feb. 21, 2010) (Comments)
  • Plastic / Solar > PV >
    Low-cost, more efficient solar cells mostly plastic - By growing arrays of silicon wires in a polymer substrate, researchers at Caltech have demonstrated what they say are flexible solar cells that absorb up to 96 percent of incident light and harvest over 90 percent quantum efficiency, compared with 25 percent for the best silicon solar cells. The wires are made up of 98 percent plastic, potentially lowering the cost of photovoltaics by using just 1/50th the amount of semiconductor material used today. (EETimes; Feb. 18, 2010)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

  • Alt Fuel > Biofuel > Algae >
    Pentagon Developing Cost-Competitive Algae For Jet Fuel - DARPA has announced that they will soon be able to transform algae into biofuel at costs that are competitive with fossil fuels at a cost of $3 dollars a gallon for jet fuel; and their plan is to then develop a large-scale refinery that can produce around 50 million gallons per year. (Inhabitat; Feb. 17, 2010)

Friday, February 19, 2010

  • Humor > Rube Goldberg Samples >
    Ultimate Rube Goldberg (video) - If you ever wondered what an engineer does when he's been layed off from a job, take a look. Produced by Baynham & Tyers (more videos on their site), but not as a publicity stunt, as that company is no longer active, founded by two Manufacturing Engineering graduates from Cambridge.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

  • Thermal Electric / Human-Powered >
    Human heat can power electronics - New energy-scavenging systems under development at MIT could generate electricity just from differences in temperature between the body (or other warm object) and the surrounding air, harnessing differences of just one or two degrees, producing tiny (~100 microwatts) but nevertheless useful amounts of electricity. (GizMag; Feb. 17, 2010)
  • Global Warming / Cooling >
    Utah delivers vote of no confidence for 'climate alarmists' - The Utah State Assembly has passed a resolution decrying climate change alarmists and urging "the United States Environmental Protection Agency to immediately halt its carbon dioxide reduction policies and programs and withdraw its 'Endangerment Finding' and related regulations until a full and independent investigation of climate data and global warming science can be substantiated." (Guardian; UK; Feb. 12, 2010) (HJR 12)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

  • Memo: We pulled the Feb. 17, 2009 PESN story about the Perendev-like magnet motor replica in order to wait until validation has taken place. Thanks for understanding. -- Sterling.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

  • Featured: Nikola Tesla >
    Nikola Tesla in Alphabetics Bible Code - A look at the years of Tesla's death and birth, as well as the room number in the New Yorker where he passed away, reveals some fascinating commentary on this phenomenal inventor whose work is still being brought into fruition to transform our world -- again. (GreaterThings; Feb. 16, 2010) (Comment)
  • Awards >
    Apply for 2010 Popular Science Invention Award - "We’re looking for game-changing products that come from the passionate drive of independent inventors. PopSci editors will pick 10 inventions that best represent the spirit of homegrown ingenuity and solve real-world problems in a practical and innovative way. Submission deadline Feb. 19. (Populare Science; Feb. 2, 2010)

Monday, February 15, 2010

  • Featured: Conspiracy >
    2012 in Alphabetics Bible Code - "The words and numbers corresponding to 2012 and 1221 (Dec. 21, 2012) in the Old and New Testament Hebrew and Greek lexicons as well as the English dictionary tie into the idea of a great transformation to take place." Too much spare time on your hands, Sterling? Not hardly. (GreaterThings; Feb. 15, 2010) (Comments)
  • Nanotech / Solar > R&D >
    Scientists turn light into electrical current using a golden nanoscale system - Material scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated the transduction of optical radiation to electrical current in a molecular circuit. The system, an array of nano-sized molecules of gold, respond to electromagnetic waves by creating surface plasmons that induce and project electrical current across molecules, similar to that of photovoltaic solar cells. (PhysOrg; February 12, 2010 )

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

  • Featured: Electromagnetic > TWM Technology >
    Recent TWM Technology correspondence - "The reason I was back peddling about the overunity thing was because of the pressure of the business professionals being on one side of the issue and the other side being the facts. Our device is remarkable and we are going into refinement for commercial use." (PESWiki; Feb. 13, 2010)
  • Cold Fusion >
    "Cold Fusion" (but not LENR) Claims Questioned - In Issue 34 "we reveal how scientists at SRI International and MIT, claiming evidence for the theory of 'cold fusion,' have misled the public, their peers, the Department of Energy and the reviewers of the 2004 DoE LENR review. Although the LENR phenomenon may not be D-D 'cold fusion,' it is nuclear and provides hope for a new source of clean energy." (New Energy Times; Feb. 9, 2010)
  • EVs > Electric Cars > Kits >
    TREXA announces pricing details for DIY electric car - TREXA has announced a base price of US$15,999 for the lithium-powered, modular platform which is designed to facilitate the creation of custom "vehicle apps". "We believe that it’s time we put the automotive industry back into the hands of the people, by offering them a cost-effective, well-supported vehicle platform to design and build for." (GizMag; February 9, 2010)

Friday, February 12, 2010

  • Featured: Electromagnetic > Steorn >
    Orbo third-party testing under way - Since the beginning of February, Steorn has been hosting third-party testing and has been finalizing calorimetry tests, the results of which will be made available in the coming weeks. Appointments still being accepted for testing. (PESN; Feb. 12, 2010)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

  • Featured: Funding >
    Rasa says he has funding for FE inventors - "I am functioning to connect inventors with funding. Funding now does not appear to be a problem anymore. And any inventor who is looking for funding, please ask them to contact me." Grain of salt, but suggested information to include, Cc to Sterling. (PESWiki; Feb. 10, 2010)
  • Nuclear > Fusion >
    Levitating Magnet: MIT’s New Approach to Nuclear Fusion - University of Columbia researchers, along with their colleagues from MIT, have some results in reproducing the Earth’s magnetic fields for developing nuclear power plants based on nuclear fusion – the ultimate dream of scientists that uses the same principle that the Sun operates on, by using a levitating magnet. (The Green Optimistic; Feb. 1, 2010)
  • Solar > PV >
    Millimeter-scale, energy-harvesting sensor could operate almost perpetually - Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a solar-powered sensor system that is just nine cubic millimeters in size. It is 1,000 times smaller than comparable commercial counterparts and can harvest energy from its surroundings to operate nearly perpetually. Applications include medical device implant power, remote sensors. (GizMag; Feb. 9, 2010)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

  • Featured: Electromagnetic > Bedini >
    Bedini 10-coil energizer kits now available - Tony Craddock has posted a new infomercial video about the 10-coil energizer kit being manufactured by Rick Friedrich. Their purpose is to educate about Tesla's radiant energy technology, especially pertaining to its desirable effect on batteries, to rejuvenate them and charge them with much less input electricity required. (PESN; Feb. 9, 2010) (Comments)
  • Storage > Batteries >
    Car Bodies Could Store Energy Like Batteries (Video) - Researchers at the Imperial College in London are developing a new material that can store and release electrical energy like a battery. Once perfected, scientists hope the substance will replace standard car bodies, making vehicles up to 15 percent lighter and significantly extending the range of electric vehicles. (Inhabitat; Feb. 8, 2010) (Also Engadget)
  • Conspiracy / Health >
    Canada to stop selling unlicensed natural health remedies - Canada's pharmacy regulators issued a surprise directive recently urging druggists to stop selling unlicensed natural remedies. The order affects thousands of herbal treatments, multi-vitamins and other products, most of them waiting for approval from Health Canada under a backlogged, five-year-old program to regulate natural-health goods. (National Post; Feb. 7, 2010)

Monday, February 8, 2010

  • Featured: Conspiracy > 911 >
    Silencing Cheney Dissent -- How BYU Obstructed 911 Justice - In 2006, the 911 Truth Movement singled out Vice President Dick Cheney as the first choice for being brought to justice for his treasonous acts in complicity with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. That movement fizzled when LDS-owned BYU honored the traitor in their commencement exercises in 2007, along with removing the outspoken Steven E. Jones, a cold fusion pioneer. (Examiner; Feb. 7, 2010)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

  • Featured: Electromagnetic > WITTS >
    WITTS demonstrates self-running 2000 watt fuelless generator - WITTS has posted a video showing a generator turned by a motor powered by the grid. Once it's running, the grid power is disconnected, and the generator starts spinning down. A switch then allegedly loops the output electricity from the generator over to the driver motor and the system comes back up to speed, at which point a load of fifteen 100-Watt bulbs is applied. (PESN; Feb. 7, 2010) (Comments)
  • Electrolysis >
    Electric Charge Can Change Freezing Point of Water - A study in the Feb. 5 Science reports that water can freeze at different temperatures depending on whether the surface it rests on is positively or negatively charged. Under certain conditions, water can even freeze as it heats up. (Wired; Feb. 5, 2010)
  • UFOs >
    A "Nobel Torsion Message" Over Norway? - In this third part of a series, Richard C. Hoagland presents evidence to describe how the failed Russian rocket was a RESULT of the Norway Spiral phenomena, not the cause. From whence did the advanced technology originate? (EnterpriseMission; pre Feb. 4, 2010)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

  • Wireless Power >
    Physicists Discover How to Teleport Energy - First, they teleported photons, then atoms and ions. Now physicist Masahiro Hotta at Tohoku University in Japan has worked out how to do it with energy, a technique that has profound implications for the future of physics. (Technology Review; Feb. 3, 2010)

Friday, February 5, 2010

  • Fuel Efficiency > GEET >
    More GEET classes coming - Paul Pantone is looking to double the number of U.S. dealers to 100, and is thus offering additional week-long classes for those wishing to become licensed in this technology that allegedly can profoundly increase mileage and even make it possible for an engine to run on a wide array of alternative fuels. Reading between the lines, that even includes water. (PESWiki; Feb. 5, 2010)
  • Conventional RE / Trends >
    China Leading Global Race to Make Clean Energy - These efforts to dominate renewable energy technologies raise the prospect that the West may someday trade its dependence on oil from the Mideast for a reliance on solar panels, wind turbines and other gear manufactured in China. But they also provide healthy competition to the West to ramp up their pace. (NYTimes; Jan. 31, 2010) (Also Murcury News)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

  • Featured: Gravity Motors >
    Arrache Gravity Motor Research - Arrache is a philanthropic organization for the research and development of gravity driven or amplified concepts. They accept designs submitted for analysis on a contingency basis. If deemed viable they construct prototypes for testing purposes. (PESWiki; Feb. 4, 2010)
  • Hydrogen >
    East Coast Could Get A Hydrogen Highway - Using electrolysis technology from Proton Energy, a Connecticut company called SunHydro wants to deploy 11 solar-powered hydrogen fueling stations from Portland, Maine to the southern tip of Florida. The stations will be small, and will be able to fill just ten-to-fifteen cars per day. (Gas2; Jan. 28, 2010) [Comment: Flex-fuel capability is the best way to create demand for new while working within old.]
  • Comments footer feature added - We're doing a 30-day trial of a social network interface at the bottom of all pages of our sites, which enables you to comment there on the contents of the page you're on. It ties to Twitter, My Yahoo, and other services. Give it a try. (PESWiki; Feb. 3, 2010)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

  • Zero Point Energy >
    Self-Sheltering Casimir One-Plate Thruster - "Like a sailboat, this is non-inertial propulsion in the sense that, it does not expel its own reaction mass; instead, the external environment imparts energy and momentum to it. Just as the Sun produces a stream of photons that we can use for power, so also does the Zero-Point Energy Field." See paper. (ZPEnergy; Feb. 2, 2010)
  • Hydrogen > Storage > R&D >
    Electric Field Induced Hydrogen Storage: A New Step Forward - Scientists from Virginia Commonwealth University, Peking University in Beijing and the Chinese Academy of Science in Shanghai made a discovery that could help other researchers build hydrogen containers that could make the gas compete with petrol-based fuels in terms of energy density and availability. (The Green Optimistic; Feb. 3, 2010)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

  • Featured: Electromagnetic > Steorn >
    Steorn posts video of Over-Unity demonstration - Two-part YouTube video presents CEO, Sean McCarthy's historic Jan. 30 "Proving Over-Unity" live presentation at the Waterways Centre in Dublin, Ireland. The presentation is professionally edited and rendered, with several camera angles. It's sure to become a classic, as the technology now goes into the hands of developers. (PESN; Feb. 1, 2010) (Comments)
  • Featured / Events: Conferences >
    Free Energy Conference in Rome Feb. 13, 2010 - A day packed with visionary energy topics and exhibits on Tesla, Brown's Gas, Leedskalnin magnet machines, Keely vibrational physics, Milkovic's two-stage mechanical oscillator, and others; is being held with support of the historic city of Rome; accompanied by musical entertainment. The next day features a tour of implemented renewable energy technologies nearby. (PESWiki; Feb. 1, 2010)

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