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PESWiki News -- June 2009 Archive

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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Directory:Conservation / Directory:Water > New Washing Machine Only Uses One Cup of Water - Most of the water in the washing machine developed by the University of Leeds, Britain is replaced by thousands of tiny reusable nylon polymer beads which attract and absorb dirt under humid conditions. Presently available for commercial applications, a consumer version is expected next year. (Alternative Energy News June 26, 2009)

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Current events > Review:Breakthrough Power by Jeane Manning and Joel Garbon > Silicon Valley New Energy Group - Join them July 5 as they launch a local New Energy Movement chapter, considering clean innovations as well as new energy devices you can assemble and use yourself. (SJSU.edu)

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Directory:Environment > We are the World (music video with subtitles) - Very touching performance by 45 of the biggest music stars from 1985, including Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Huey Lewis, Tina Turner, Kenny Loggins, Ray Charles. (YouTube May 02, 2007)
Monday, June 29, 2009
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Directory:Engines > Directory:Perendev Power Developments Pty (Ltd) - Footage shows testing being done inside an EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company) lab. The motor, running on compressed air at just 3 bars, turns at 2900 rpm allegedly designed to run at 10,000 rpms on 30 bars of pressure. A month ago, Perendev posted a new video showing an all-magnet motor, but not running. (PESWiki June 29, 2009)
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Directory:BioElectricity > Voltree demonstrates first wireless sensor network powered by trees - A three-day test of Voltree Power's climate sensor network, powered by energy harvested from living trees, not only proved Voltree’s technology but also demonstrated the successful integration with already existing “Remote Automated Weather Stations” network, transmitting air temperature, humidity, and diagnostic data utilizing the preexisting satellite infrastructure. (BusinessWire June 25, 2009)

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Directory:Environment > Michael Jackson - Earth Song - (music video) - One of the all-time most expensive music videos features a commentary on what we humans have done and are doing to the planet, also inspires an un-doing of the damage to restore the earth to its pristine state. It is a prayer of intercession, and one of last artistic works done by the controversial musician. (YouTube May 14, 2008) (See also: Treehugger July 26, 2009)
Sunday, June 28, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Magnet Motors > Directory:Steorn Free Energy > Steorn Jury issues verdict: no excess energy - After nearly three years of review, the jury selected by Steorn to validate their claim to a free energy device has issued a verdict: Steorn's process does not produce energy. Despite the negative results of this jury, Steorn continues to hope that they will have such a product available to go into production by the end of this year. (PESN June 28, 2009) (Comment at Examiner.com)
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PowerPedia:Perpetual motion / Directory:Gravity Motors > The Physical Principles of Unworkable Devices - . Perpetual motion machine inventors do have principles. Unfortunately the physical principles they assume are often ones not obeyed by nature. Let's examine just a few that stand in the way of these idealistic people who seek to make a machine that outputs more work than is required to run it. (Donald Simanek at IHUP.edu)

Directory:Global Warming > Directory:Global Warming:Government & Politics > EPA Quashed Report Skeptical of Global Warming - Less than two weeks before the EPA formally submitted its pro-carbon dioxide regulation recommendation to the White House, an EPA center director quashed a 98-page report that warned against making hasty 'decisions based on a scientific hypothesis that does not appear to explain most of the available data. (CNet June 27, 2009)

Saturday, June 27, 2009
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Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar:Vehicles > Round-the-world solar plane debut - Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard, who made history in 1999 by circling the globe non-stop in a balloon, has unveiled a prototype of the solar-powered plane he hopes to fly around the world in 2012, using super-efficient solar cells, batteries, motors, propellers, and a wingspan the size of a Airbus 340 to get it through the dark hours. (BBC June 26, 2009)

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Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Waterproof lithium-air batteries 10x more energy dense than Li-ion - A company based in Berkeley, CA, is developing lightweight, high-energy batteries that can use the surrounding air as a cathode. PolyPlus is partnering with a manufacturing firm to develop single-use lithium metal-air batteries for the government, and it expects these batteries to be on the market within a few years. (MIT Technology Review June 26, 2009)

Friday, June 26, 2009
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Directory:Ocean or Marine Power > Ocean Renewable Energy Has Huge Potential But Not Without Giant Hurdles - Today’s marine renewable energy industry is commonly compared to the wind industry of the 1980's and early 1990's. At that time, there were many competing technologies being developed and thousands of turbines were broken during the testing process but it won't take 15 years to catch up. (Renewable Energy World June 24, 2009)

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Directory:Wind > Directory:Wind Slip Rings for Wind Power (video) - Slip Rings by Moog Components Group, utilize fiber brush sliding contact technology, making them a “no maintenance” rotary devices for transferring electrical power and signals and eliminates the need for common slip ring maintenance procedures such as vacuuming of brush debris, lubrication, regular inspection for wear, and brush replacement. (Engineering TV June 22, 2009)

Thursday, June 25, 2009
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Directory:Biofuel > Directory:Algae Blooming Biofuel: How Algae Could Provide the Solution - The distant sparkle of algae is coming into focus. Interest is growing exponentially and a handful of companies are planning the leap from research to commercial production of algae-based fuels. The tiny plants can produce at least 15 times more oil per hectare than alternatives. (RenewableEnergyWorld June 22, 2009)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Electric Bikes, Motorbikes and Scooters > Yamaha set to launch hybrid production motorcycle for 2010 - Yamaha's Gen-Ryu uses a YZF-R6 600cc engine to turn a generator which in turn powers an electric motor to turn the rear wheel, delivering the type of performance normally associated with a much larger capacity engine, and is packaged as a futuristic cruiser with advanced aerodynamics and noise cancelling in the cockpit area. (GizMag June 22, 2009) (Image Gallery)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Electrolysis > Directory:Brown's Gas > George Wiseman discusses Brown's Gas technology (Interview) - Industry leader describes his work in this fascinating field, spanning a quarter of a century. Discusses a myriad of applications including acetylene torch replacement, thick steel cutting, hydrogen boosting for fuel economy improvement, dissimilar metal welding, transmutation of elements, nuclear remediation, and refinement of ore. (PESN June 24, 2009) (Comment at Examiner.com)
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Directory:Nuclear > A Preassembled Nuclear Reactor - A US company, Babcock and Wilcox, that has that has made nuclear reactors for the United States Navy ships for about 50 years, has designed a nuclear reactor that can be manufactured in a factory and shipped by rail rather than built at a power plant, thus cutting construction times for nuclear power plants almost in half and make them cheaper to build. Expected by 2018. (MIT Technology Review June 16, 2009)

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Directory:Lighting > Directory:Light Emitting Diodes Sharp introduces color changing LED light bulbs - Sharp Corporation has just announced an LED globe that includes a remote-controlled, adjustable-color function and a dimmer. But in this context, when you see the word "color" don't think rainbow, thing various shades of white, from warm white to daylight light. (GizMag June 17, 2009)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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Directory:Wind > Wind Could Provide 5X World Energy Needs - A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science estimates the earth's capacity for wind power if plausible areas were put to use with 2.5-MW wind turbines, and 3.6-MW off-shore turbines (within 50 nautical miles in ocean depths less than 200 meters) showed that wind energy could provide over forty times the world's current electrical consumption and over five times the global use of total energy needs. (Mongabay June 22, 2009)

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Concentrated Solar Power > Solar Project Meets Bigger Foe Than Cloudy Skies: The US Air Force - On a vacant piece of land near Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, the promise of solar energy has collided into the demands of military training. And a solar project by SolarReserve that would have featured a vast field of mirrors, a molten-salt storage facility and a 600-foot "power tower" appears to be heading for defeat. (Washington Post June 20, 2009)

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Directory:Electrical Grid > Directory:Smart Grid > Security Interoperability Standards will be a key in Smart Grid backbone being formed by NIST - A teleconference will be held June 24, 1 PM Eastern to address the Security Interoperability Standards being set into place for the smart grid by NIST for the next 25 years. "Everything will come out of these and be based upon these." Attendance urged if you have knowledge/wisdom to impart for this key meeting. (PESN June 23, 2009 update) (Comment at Examiner.com)

Monday, June 22, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Running Vehicles on Water / Directory:Fuel Cells > Directory:Genepax Co Ltd - I've been getting quite a few people sending me links to this Reuters video. Actually, this story is a year old: June 13 -- of 2008. See our feature page built last year, along with some of the reality about the technology, such as that it is basically a fuel cell, and that the ultimate goal of the company is a genset. (PESWiki June 22, 2009)
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Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar:PhotoVoltaics > Transparent Electronics: A Solar Energy Breakthrough - The Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials in Germany is developing transparent solar cells that would make it possible to be able to look out a window that is simultaneously producing energy. Not only windows but the facade of the house, too, might be harnessing solar power. (Alternative Energy News June 19, 2009)

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Directory:Global Warming > Directory:Global Warming:Government & Politics > New White House Report on Climate Change Impact Released - The American Energy Security group points out significant opposing views to the one released by the Obama administration in their recent report, Global Climate Change Impact in the United States, which blames human activity as the predominant cause of global warming, warning of potentially catastrophic climate events if we don't act right away, giving another excuse to grow government. (American Energy Security June 19, 2009)

Sunday, June 21, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Conspiracy > Directory:Suppression > Video: David Icke on Alex Jones TV: Superseding the Reptilian Brain - A fascinating dialogue between two Directory:Infowars and Prison Planet by Alex Jones in the freedom and enlightenment movement relevant to the emergence of free energy technology because it describes the 'mindset' of those who seek to suppress the emergence of these technology that would not only make oil obsolete, but would remove one of the primary methods of maintaining control over society. (PESWiki June 21, 2009) (Comment at Examiner.com)
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Directory:Magnets > Ocean Currents Proposed As Cause of Magnetic Field - "Professor Gregory Ryskin from Northwestern University in Illinois, US, has defied a long-standing convention by applying equations from magnetohydrodynamics to our oceans' salt water (which conducts electricity) and found that the long-term changes (the secular variation) in the Earth's main magnetic field are possibly induced by our oceans' circulation." (Institute of Physics June 14, 2009) (Paper)

Saturday, June 20, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Magnet Motors > Directory:Linear Magnet Accelerators > OS:George Soukup V-Track Rotary Magnet Motor - German inventor claims that an earlier all-magnet motor accelerated to destruction. He has filed for a German patent and plans to later openly disclose the motor. He says investors have been secured. (PESWiki June 20, 2009) (Comment at Examiner.com)
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Directory:Hydrogen > Directory:Hydrogen Vehicles > Riversimple hydrogen-powdered urban car - The Riversimple Urban Car, a hydrogen-powered two-seater capable of speeds up to 50mph and of traveling more than 200 miles without refueling, was unveiled in London this week. The company's principles including: make the design and development completely open source don't sell cars, but lease them distribute manufacturing to small, local factories.(GizMag June 19, 2009)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Electric Vehicles > Electric Drag Racing - Oregon racer, John Wayland (Plasma Boy), has converted a 1972 Datsun B210? to become the world's fastest, street-legal, vehicle. Originally 69 HP, now ~300 HP, the "White Zombie" is all-electric, and it not only beats anything raced against it, but it sets world records, doing the 1/4-mile in less than 11.5 seconds, while topping 118 mph using Directory:A123 Systems Li-ion batteries. (Oregon Public Broadcasting May 7, 2009)

Friday, June 19, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Waste-to-Energy / Directory:Plastic and Energy > Directory:Polyflow LLC converts polymer waste to valuable aromatic chemicals - Ohio company says they can convert all forms of mixed contaminated polymer waste, including previously 'unrecyclable' polymers, such as tires, carpeting, and e-waste, into valuable aromatic chemicals -- 1/3 going to new plastics and 2/3 going to gasoline and diesel. (PESWiki June 19, 2009)
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Directory:Tesla coil >Omega Recoil, Mad Electro-Makers Who Craft Giant Tesla coils (video) - Boing Boing Video peeks inside the electrified world of Omega Recoil, a group of engineers and "makers" who craft giant Tesla Coils, and stage humorous and thrilling performances with those large electrical devices. (BoingBoing June 18, 2009)

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Directory:Kinetic Energy Devices > England grocer produces energy with ‘kinetic plates’ - Sainsbury’s market of England has installed ‘kinetic energy’ plates in the parking lot of it’s store, harnessing energy from the customers' cars movement to generate as much as 30kW of energy. The kinetic plates are supposed to pay for themselves in under two years. (Examiner June 16, 2009)

Thursday, June 18, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Wind > Directory:High-Efficiency Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines > Directory:Honeywell Wind Turbine by EarthTronics - EarthTronics, of Michigan, USA, says they have developed a wind turbine for residential and business customers that produces the highest output while having the lowest cost per kWh installed, at 1/3 the cost of any other wind generator on the market, and will be available through Ace Hardware stores in the Fall. Skeptics say this is hype not supported by actual deployment. (PESWiki June 18, 2009)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection > Cleaner fuel through hydrogen innovation - Normally, hydrogen fuel generators use electricity to divide molecules. Go Go Green LLC uses a chemical reaction that uses less energy. They can’t sell the device in the U.S. until it is certified by the California Air Resource Board and the EPA, but they can market the product internationally through their website. (Tracy Press, CA May 29, 2009)

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Directory:Solar / Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Solar:Vehicles >Cruise Car Electric Cars - Garry Reid from Florida's Cruise Car Inc. talks about the Kudo and Sunray vehicles in their solar-powered line-up. Cruise Cars, with more than 50 models to choose from on four continents, can be made street-legal in most US states and driven on roads with speeds posted 35 mph or lower. (EngineeringTV June 8, 2009)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Thorium Reactors > Thorium as a green nuclear solution (FEN interview) - Robert Hargraves discusses the advantages of thorium, particularly the liquid fluoride thorium reactor, as a clean and safe nuclear solution that could compete with coal for inexpensive energy generation. Suggests a 10-year plan for bringing this forward. (PESN June 17, 2009) (Comment at Examiner.com)
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Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar Hydrogen > Directory:Solar Hydrogen Energy Corporation (SHEC) Labs > SHEC Energy relocates to new headquarters - starts commercialization - The new facility will host laboratories for ongoing product enhancement, a CNC machine shop, a welding shop, a super structure assembly area for building large scale solar arrays and a glass mirror forming operation to form the curved mirrors for the solar arrays. Summary given of SHEC's technology. (SHEC press release June 17, 2009)

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Directory:Conspiracy / Directory:Suppression > E-Mail Surveillance Renews Concerns in Congress - The National Security Agency is facing renewed scrutiny over the extent of its domestic surveillance program, with critics in Congress saying its recent intercepts of the private telephone calls and e-mail messages of Americans are broader than previously acknowledged, and are illegal. (NY Times June 16, 2009 )

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Magnet Motors > Directory:David Hamel Motor > OS:CLaNZer's Replication of the Hamel Spinner - Drawing from information around the web, Sean has posted a series of videos showing his replication of David Hamel's all-magnet spinner. Though it doesn't accelerate, the rate of deceleration appears to be much slower than what would be manifest with a normal friction-based slow-down. (PESWiki June 16, 2009)
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Directory:Wind > Directory:High Altitude Wind Power > Results from High-Altitude Wind Study Promising - In the future, will wind power tapped by high-flying kites light up New York? A new study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution and California State University identifies New York as a prime location for exploiting high-altitude winds, which globally contain enough energy to meet world demand 100 times over. (Wired June 15, 2009)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Hybrid Vehicles > Directory:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles -- PHEV > Volvo Tests Plug-in Hybrids - One of the cars being tested this summer can go up to 50 kilometers on a 100-horsepower electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery before switching to a 205-horsepower diesel engine. The cars have two plugs: one for recharging via a standard wall socket, and one for more rapid recharging via special charging stations. (MIT Technology Review June 16, 2009)

Monday, June 15, 2009
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Directory:Wind > Directory:Wind:Floating > First floating wind turbine buoyed off NorwayFirst floating wind turbine buoyed off Norway - Siemens and energy company StatoilHydro installed the first large-scale floating turbine. The testing is expected to last for two years. The Hywind turbine will still have a ballast that is tied to the sea floor with cables. Wires will transfer the electricity produced to the mainland grid starting in July. (CNet June 12, 2009)

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Thin Film Solar Flexible solar-powered rooftop shingles - Using technology was originally used to protect flat panel televisions from dampness, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed flexible solar panels that could be installed on roofs like shingles. (Alt Energy News June 14, 2009)

Directory:Global Warming > Directory:Global Warming > Statement on Global Warming Petition Signed by 31,478 Scientists - Ron Paul sumarizes: "While ... the human right to produce and use energy does not extend to activities that actually endanger the climate of the Earth upon which we all depend, bogus claims about climate dangers should not be used as a justification to further limit the American people's freedom."

Sunday, June 14, 2009
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Directory:Environment > Home: how we care for our planet (video) - Stunningly beautiful footage and introspective commentary GoodPlanet.org reviews the multi-billion year history of our planet and the major disruption imposed in just that last 100 years, urging action to stem the tide of destruction and spur sustainable existence. (YouTube May 19, 2009)

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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Solar > Directory:Thin Film Solar > Using nanoparticles to increase the efficiency of thin film solar cells - Researchers at the Institute of Condensed Matter and Solid State Optics in Germany have found that using metallic nanodiscs distributed over the surface of a thin film solar cell increases absorption in the cell, improving its efficiency by up to 50 percent. (PhysOrg June 12, 2009)

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Directory:Environment > Amazing Planet - A collection of some stunning photos from around the world for some relaxation.

Saturday, June 13, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Electrical Grid > Directory:Smart Grid > NIST presently setting grid connectivity backbone - Right now at this very instant of time and for a very short period of time in the near future the standards for the transmission, formats and processes for all of the data handled in the Smart Grid are being written. Everything that proceeds for decades after this time will hinge on what we do in the next approximately 25 days. (PESN June 13, 2009) (Comment at Examiner.com)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Electric Bikes, Motorbikes and Scooters 4MC: The 20 year making of the tilting 4-wheeler - This first prototype of an entirely new design of leaning four-wheeled bike not only offers an increase in safety but would will be legal for anyone holding a car driving license to use without taking an extra test – all while keeping the cheap road tax, having good fuel economy and being exempt from congestion charging. (GizMag June 11, 2009)

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Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium > IBM Invests in Lithium-Air Battery Research - IBM Research is beginning a project that it hopes will lead to the commercialization of batteries that store 10 times as much energy as today's within the next five years. The controversial technology uses energy-dense but highly flammable lithium metal to react with oxygen in the air, resulting in a lightweight, powerful, and rechargeable battery for the electrical grid and the electrification of transportation. (Technology Review June 11, 2009)

Friday, June 12, 2009
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Directory:Anti-Gravity > Seven things that don't make sense about gravity - Gravity keeps our feet on the ground and our planet circling the sun, but we know remarkably little about it. New Scientist investigates the force's greatest mysteries, including why gravity pulls rather than pushes, does life need gravity, and could we ever build a gravity shield? (New Scientist July 10, 2009)

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PowerPedia:Second law of thermodynamics > Non-equilibrium chips could avoid overheating laptops - Researchers are re-examining the Second Law of Thermodynamics in a bid to manage heat from laptops and other miniaturised electronics. [Hence the mainstream is forced, by a very practical difficulty - heat dissipation in laptops - to investigate reversing entropy.] (IT News Oct. 2, 2008)

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] - An investment group is looking to hire a Ph.D. professor of electrical engineering presently employed by a university, preferably in North America, to conduct a technical assessment of an exotic energy technology. The consultant will have a demonstrated expertise in rotating machines. Do you know such a person? (PESWiki June 12, 2009)

Thursday, June 11, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Profiles > Directory:Welton Myers (interview) - Welton has been involved in several amazing projects, including an electromagnet motor that levitated, patterned after John Searl's work overunity electromagnetic systems of major output as well as tire and vaporization devices. He's also had significant brushes with GEET, Brown's gas, and Stanley Meyers technology. (PESWiki June 11, 2009) (Comment at Examiner.com)
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Directory:Wireless Transmission of Electricity > Directory:Power from Ambient Electromagnetic Radiation > Nokia Developing Wireless Power-Harvesting Phones - Nokia says it's developing technology that could draw enough power from ambient radio waves to keep a cell-phone handset topped off. We're talking ambient electromagnetic radiation emitted from Wi-Fi transmitters, cell-phone antennas, TV masts, and other sources being converted into enough electrical current to keep a battery charged. (MIT Technology Review June 9, 2009)

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Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Sulphur Batteries > Lithium-sulfur batteries could store triple the power of lithium-ion - A research team from the University of Waterloo has synthesized a prototype of a lithium-sulphur rechargeable battery that, thanks to its peculiar nanoscale structure, can store three times the power of a conventional lithium-ion battery in the same volume while being significantly lighter and potentially cheaper to manufacture. (GizMag June 10, 2009)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009
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There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection > Water4Gas for Diesel Cars and Trucks - Ozzie Freedom's free online book shows you how to adapt your truck/van or any other diesel engine to run with less fuel via hydroxy technology which uses onboard electrolysis to run the H-H-O gas into the air intake to effect a more complete burn of the diesel. The ebook has lots of pictures, showing step by step here how to install the device at home.

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Hankook's enfren low rolling-resistance tires deliver 5 percent fuel saving - Hankook says its new range of low rolling-resistance tires could delivering significant fuel savings and environmental benefits without consumers having to upgrade their car. The silica compound enfren tire achieved a 5.1% saving over conventional steel belt radials. (GizMag June 9, 2009)

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Directory:Conservation > The eco-switch saves energy – including your own - We all know we should turn off appliances at the wall to reduce fire risk as well as our carbon emissions, but the inconvenience is a deterrent. The eco-switch is a simple and inexpensive energy-saving device that lets you relocate the power point switch to a more convenient spot where you can turn multiple appliances on and off – with the flick of a single switch. (GizMag June 8, 2009)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Recycling / Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Recycled radioactive metal contaminates some consumer products - Thousands of everyday products and materials a across the U.S. and around the world have turned out to contain radioactive metals. Things like common kitchen cheese graters, reclining chairs, women's handbags and tableware, at least in some cases, have been manufactured with contaminated metals. (PESWiki June 9, 2009) (Comment at Examiner.com)
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Directory:Magnet Motors > Directory:Steorn Free Energy > Steorn 300 - Some Fine Print? - Creator writes: "Our electromagnetic implementation?" I must confess that I am somewhat disappointed to come to this realization. I had been hoping for the "holy grail" of free energy, arcane knowledge of how to make a permanent-magnet-only motor. From all early reports, Orbo was reputedly an "all magnet" motor. (Nolan Chart June 5, 2009)

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Directory:Grid > Directory:Smart Grid > 'Smart grid' is new buzz of electric power industry - What smart grid visionaries see coming are home thermostats and appliances that adjust automatically depending on the cost of power where a water heater may get juice from a neighbor's rooftop solar panel and where on a scorching hot day a plug-in hybrid electric car charges one minute and the next sends electricity back to the grid to help head off a brownout. (Globe Gazette June 7, 2009)

Monday, June 8, 2009
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Directory:Magnet Motors > Directory:Bill Landon Jr. Magnet Motor - Bill Landon of Lebanon, Connecticut, USA, has filed for a patent for an all-magnet motor design involving magnets arrayed along the edge of a pizza-sized disc. He is hoping an entrepreneur will come along to fund the creation of a working model. (PESWiki June 8, 2009)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > GM's Spark-less Engine Boosts Fuel Economy By 15% - GM's homogenous charge compression ignition engine (HCCI) is able to improve fuel economy by 15 percent when combined with other advanced technologies. HCCI works by igniting the air and fuel mixture through compression instead of with a spark and saves fuel by reducing pumping losses, burning fuel faster at lower temperatures and reducing the loss of heat energy. (EcoGeek May 22, 2009)

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Directory:Waste-to-Energy > Zoo Poo to Energy (video) - Through a machine-container-bacteria-based process called Aenerobic digestion, manure collected from around a zoo can be turned into methane (natural gas), which can be used to run generators to make electricity. (GoGoEco via YouTube May 25, 2009)

Sunday, June 7, 2009
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Current events: Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Cold Fusion > 2009 Colloquium on LANR (Cold Fusion) - The 2009 Colloquium on Lattice-assisted Nuclear Reactions (LANR) will be held June 20, 2009 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, focusing on the science and technology of deuterated metals, engineering and devices, with theme: successful mathematical formulae and engineering concepts in LANR. (STD.com)

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Directory:Water > Directory:Water Purification > Multi Solaqua draws on the sun to provide safe drinking water - The Solaqua is a nifty portable device that uses the sun's rays to purify contaminated water. Through innovative use of readily available materials, it carries, disinfects and stores water, providing a safe, environmentally sustainable source of water for rural communities. (GizMag June 3, 2009)

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Directory:Animal-Powered > Electric eel powers Christmas tree - Maybe someone living near the sea and a cheap way to keep the eels fed, could power a house using enough of these 800-Watt eels. But wiring it up might be tricky. (YouTube by FreeGlobalEnergy June 1, 2009)

Saturday, June 6, 2009
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Directory:Flight > Multi Mode Vehicle - motorbike AND aircraft in one - Here we are in 2009 - televisions are thin, phones are smart and robots are on the rise, but still there's that nagging sense of disappointment each time you look outside and realize that cars don't fly. Samson Motorworks hopes to rescue us from this predicament. (GizMag June 3, 2009)

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Directory:Geothermal > Directory:Solar:Installation and Consultation > ElectraTherm Green Machine harnesses geothermal and other low heat - ElectraTherm’s Texas partner, Gulf Coast Green Energy, will make power from heat captured in geothermal brine, a common byproduct of drilling for oil. The machine can produce power from a wide array of heat sources including industrial waste heat, stationary engines, biomass, and solar thermal installations. (BusinessWire June 4, 2009)

Friday, June 5, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Engines > Directory:Massive Yet Tiny (MYT) Engine > Mighty (MYT) hope for auto dealerships - Raphial Morgado's Massive Yet Tiny (MYT) engine is not yet in production, which would enable the service department of dealerships to run a retrofitting business. However, dealerships might consider getting into the interim business of pre-owned/used car sales rather than just shutting down, if they can, to hold them over. (PESN June 5, 2009) (Comment at Examiner.com)
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Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Thorium Reactors > Aim High! Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor - The Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR) uses inexpensive thorium as a fuel, transforming it to uranium-233 which fissions, producing heat and electric power at a cost less than that from coal power plants. (Advocacy page)

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar:Installation and Consultation > Solar-Estimate.org: free, solar estimating software and solar sales leads - The web's largest, most comprehensive selection of local, certified pre-screened solar contractors and energy professionals. Very cool, public service. Anyone in the solar business should be using this site.

Thursday, June 4, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Thorium Reactors > Thorium Energy Independence and Security Act of 2009 - Thorium reactors provide a much more clean and safe alternative to uranium-based nuclear reactors, and could be retrofitted in to existing nuclear plants. (PESN June 4, 2009)
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Directory:Solar > Directory:Thin Film Solar > Roll-Up Solar Panels - Xunlight, a startup in Toledo, Ohio, has developed a way to make large, flexible solar panels. It has developed a roll-to-roll manufacturing technique that forms thin-film amorphous silicon solar cells on thin sheets of stainless steel. Each solar module is about one meter wide and five and a half meters long. (MIT Technology Review June 4, 2009)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
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Latest / Current events: Directory:Orgone / Directory:Weather Control > Interview with James DeMeo about Orgone technology - Former professor DeMeo, a foremost world expert on the subject of Orgone Energy, discusses the well-documented yet still shunned work of the late Dr. Wilhelm Reich and his findings on the orgone energy, or life-energy, which has application in health, mechanical energy, and weather work. Upcoming conference. (PESN June 3, 2009) (Comment at Examiner.com)
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Directory:Trends > Global Shift to Renewable Energies Happening - In 2008, for the first time, more renewable energy than conventional power capacity was added in both the European Union and United States, showing a fundamental transition of the world’s energy markets towards renewable energy. Solar tops the list of renewable energies, just beating wind power. At least 73 countries have renewable energy policy targets. (ISIS June 3, 2009)

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Directory:Biofuels > Directory:Ethanol > Ethanol Production Could Jeopardize Soil Productivity - The American Society of Agronomy reports that crop residues possess a critical role in sustaining soil organic matter, and as it is increasingly being used for the production of cellulosic-based ethanol, this removal may impact the long-term productivity of soils. (Newswise June 2, 2009)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Electromagnetic > Directory:Bedini SG > Directory:Magniwork - Magniwork has been selling a set of plans for a free energy device they say could be scaled to power an entire house. However, it turns out that the device is nothing more than the Bedini SG circuit, which, though interesting, has never been embodied in a self-looped system with energy left over for practical use. They've apologized and removed the Bedini stuff. (PESWiki June 2, 2009)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Engines > Wauseon plant opened Monday for 110-mpg car engines - Doug Pelmear, who drove his 20-year-old Mustang from Napoleon, Ohio, to Las Vegas and back last year on 39 gallons of fuel, is opening his first manufacturing facility Monday to allow others to get 110 miles per gallon. Horse Power Sales.net Inc. will begin manufacturing 20 engines per day. (Toledo Blade May 30, 2009)

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Concentrated Solar Power > Molten Salt Solar Plant - A Santa Monica-based energy firm, SolarReserve in association with rocket maker, Rocketdyne are planning to set up a plant to power around 100,000 homes. Heliostat mirrors reflect on a tower where salt is melted and stored for energy generation 24/7. (Alternative Energy News June 2, 2009)

Monday, June 1, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Suppression / Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:GEET Reactor by Paul Pantone > Paul Pantone of GEET released (interview) - After nearly 3.5 years of wrongful incarceration, primarily at Utah State Hospital, Mr. Pantone is now out and ready to move on, while also facilitating the international human rights organizations clean up a corrupt institution. A review of the GEET plasma reactor fuel efficiency technology. (PESN June 1, 2009) (Comment at Examiner.com)
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Directory:Conspiracy > 700 architects and engineers calling for new 911 building collapse investigation (video) - Richard Gage, who specializes in steel-frame, fireproof buildings, acts as spokesman for a body of Engineers who are questioning the official explanation for the collapse of the three towers in New York on 911, citing the controlled demolition behavior of the collapse as well as discovery of demolition-consistent materials in the dust. Dark insider ramifications. (KMPH, Fox 26 Fresno posted on YouTube May 28, 2009) (Want to Know)

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