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2005 archive of news articles posted here at at

PESN 2005

December, 2005

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Francoeur Installs Fuel Vaporizer on GMC CrewCab - System uses 200-degree engine coolant to vaporize the lighter chemicals out of the gasoline into an isolated chamber system. Inventor is working on a way to crack the heavier part of the gasoline. (PESN Dec. 31, 2005)

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Investigation of an Energy Anomaly in Magnetic Circuits - Derek Gerlach replicates and refutes Harold Aspden's experiment, which Aspden claimed produced an anomaly of science by producing more energy than was input. (PESN Dec. 30, 2005)

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PES Network and OSEN Split - Calling off association and potential merger while wishing each other well. (PESN Dec. 29, 2005)

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Venturing to the Zero Point - Bearden gives credit to the courage that researchers such as Haisch and Puthoff have shown in pushing to the zero-point. Academically it was a huge risk to them, to their careers and to their income. (PESN Dec. 29, 2005)

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Magenn Power's Floating Wind Generators Nearing Deployment - Inflatable, rotating balloon, wind turbine design scheduled for market readiness in 2006 at a price close to grid power. (PESN Dec. 23, 2005)

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Spinning Power from Waste Energy: Louis Michaud’s Atmosphere Vortex Engine - Tamed-tornado, anchored-vortex concept said to offer a vast increase in electrical output using waste heat from existing power plants. Small prototypes are promising. (PESN Dec. 14, 2005)

Man-made Cyclone Used for Clearing Smog - Reader cites mainstream press coverage of a man-made cyclone reported in 1997. Evidence of weather modification capability not generally acknowledged. (PESN Dec. 11, 2005)

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Maxing Earth's Buffers to the Breaking Point - The Earth is extremely resilient, but there are limits to how much she can take, and when her buffering capacity is saturated, catastrophic ecosystem breakdown results. We are beginning to see some more rapid changes now, indicating that we are on the edge of the buffer. (PESN Dec. 4, 2005)

November, 2005

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IHS Preparing After-Market Hydrogen Supplement Device for Vehicles - Innovative Hydrogen Solutions, Inc. of Canada has been developing an electrolysis unit that extracts hydrogen and oxygen from water and injects it into the air intake of a vehicle, to increase fuel economy by anywhere between 10% and 30%. (PESN Nov. 25, 2005)

Bowie in line to play Nikola Tesla in 'Prestige' - Singer David Bowie is in talks to return to film acting in a new thriller about competing turn-of-the-century magicians. (PESN Nov. 21, 2005)

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Hydrogen embrittlement not a substantial threat - Hydrogen-conversion expert, and clean-fuel specialist, Tai Robinson, responds to assertion that when hydrogen gas dissolves into the structure of certain metals such as aluminum & steels, it can cause cracking and failure of metal components. (PESN Nov. 18, 2005)

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Defense contractor's anti-gravity discovery disclosed - A fabled top secret World War II technology, never fully developed by the Nazis, although many individuals were allegedly killed in the process of its testing, apparently has been replicated in part by a mainstream Californian defense contractor, SARA, showing anti-gravity and propulsion effects. (PESN Nov. 17, 2005)

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TMA's vertical axis wind turbine introduces competitive advantage - Design creates pull on the back side contributing to 40%+ wind conversion efficiencies, doesn't kill birds, runs more quietly, doesn't need to be installed as high, blends better with landscape. Generating costs estimated at 2.5 cents per kilowatt-hour, surpassing conventional energy sources. (PESN Nov. 7)

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Focus Fusion poses overwhelming competition to Tokamak - Purports to be a far more feasible and profoundly less expensive approach to hot fusion, in contrast to what the international project (ITER) in France is pursuing. Lawrenceville Plasma Physics is currently researching and developing the Plasma Focus Device for hydrogen-boron nuclear fusion. (PESN Nov. 2)

October, 2005

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Tankless Water Heaters are Brutal on the Grid When Popularized - Tankless water heaters draw energy on demand, and do not have a thermal energy storage aspect. Multiplied by many customers' hot-water usage patterns, these surges of energy amount to a significantly higher peak load for utilities, resulting in increased costs and, more significantly, in increased waste during non-peak times. (PESN Oct. 21, 2005)

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Wilma the Super Storm and Energy from the Vacuum - Reflections on the dynamics of this record-breaking hurricane, principles of physics and atmosphere, and ramifications for unlimited energy from the vacuum of space. (PESN Oct. 21, 2005)

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SkyBuilt aims to be the Dell of renewable energy systems - If you have a unique power need that is off grid, and you want something that can deploy quickly, is rugged, and will last for a long time, SkyBuilt is who you call. The CIA shouldn't be the only one to benefit. (PESN Oct. 20)

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Krystal Planet is Alluring the Mainstream Consumer Market for Renewable Energy - Energy Star partner has 1,400 independent dealers selling wind, solar, biodiesel and hydrogen fuel cell systems. They encourage anyone to join now to make money, save money, and help clean the planet. (PESN Oct. 18)

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Design To Improve Turbulence In Combustion Chambers - Somender Singh says a radical design change in the face of combustion chambers, by forming grooves, channels or passages through the squish areas, will further enhance in-cylinder turbulence followed by multi flame front combustion, as contained in his US Patent 6237579. Do-it-yourselfers might consider cutting some grooves to approach the effect. (PESN Oct. 13, 2005)

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Stirling Energy Systems Signs New Contract for 300 MW - Stirling engine design company has signed a second contract with a major utility in California. Newest contract has options to go to 900MW. Say it is grid competitive. (PESN Oct. 12, 2005)

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Next Up: DARPA Grand Challenge for Real Energy Savings? - Stanford's win of the robotic vehicle competition starts the race for autonomous ground vehicles ("auto"-mobiles). Paul Noel ponders what such a competition would do if it featured clean energy technology advancement. (PESN Oct. 10, 2005)

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Offshore - The Manchester (UK) Bobber, a patented new wave energy device, passed Phase One last January, testing of 1/100th scale working model. Phase Two will now involve testing a 1/10th scale device. (PESN Oct. 6) Launches - New site launched with intent to be the pre-eminent online resource linking consumers to solar professionals. Nearly 400 solar energy system installers and other solar pros from around the U.S. are currently listed. (PESN Oct. 5)

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Site Secured for 1 MW Solar Power Plant - International Automated Systems to install first phase of solar power plant near Barstow, California. Claims their solar-heat-turbine system will be competitive with fossil-based power. Biomass applications of turbine also progressing. (PESN Oct. 5)

September, 2005

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Solar Cell Phone Charger for Sale Jeweler produces a design that looks like a cell phone, holds charge for 14 days. However, what will that heat do to battery longevity? (PESN Sept. 30)

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New Energy Movement - New non-profit organization aims to foster awareness and activity among the mainstream. First conference was held last year. Site presently features a few essays from prominent individuals in the field of new energy. (PESN Sept. 27)

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Unfeasibility of Rebuilding New Orleans - The river is moving away from the city. The city is sinking because of its weight, because no upbuilding by new muck for many decades, because of being cut off from the fresh water, because it is sliding off a cliff (the Continental Shelf), and because the Oil and Gas Industry is extracting oil out from under it. It is a city that for all intents and purposes is now Sea domain. Spend the money on developing alternative energy solutions instead. (PESN Sept. 23, 2005)

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Rita Headed for Houston -- Could Take Out Key Remaining Refineries - The biggest remaining part of our oil refineries and offshore and near shore recovery of oil and gas is now in the bull’s eye. This could take the USA well below the capacity of the EU and others to even ship us supplies. (PESN Sept. 20)

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Hurricanes Are Getting Stronger - The number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes worldwide has nearly doubled over the past 35 years, even though the total number of hurricanes has dropped since the 1990s. The shift has occurred as global sea surface temperatures have increased over the same period. (PESN Sept. 17)

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Katrina Wood Waste Creates Biomass Opportunity - Green Energy Resources is offering to pay the government to release the wood normally sent to a landfill or burned. GER says the harvested destruction from weather events in general could power as much as 10% of U.S. energy needs. (PESN Sept. 16)

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GM Says They've Not Heard of Tilley - Carl Tilley shows the Pontiac Bonneville on his site and calls it a "Tilley Electric Vehicle" saying it will go for sale this year. General Motors says they have never heard of Tilley. (PESN Sept. 16)

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Tilley Claims Endlessly-Charged All-Electric Vehicle to be Ready for Sale in 2005 - Carl Tilley announces a concept car with all the bells and whistles of speed and luxury, combined with ultra efficiency. Or is this yet another stage of an ongoing fraud stemming back decades? (PESN Sept. 12)

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Oil-Dependence Predicts Famine - Food production need not depend on fertilizer derived from natural gas. Natural sourced minerals are a valid alternative, but strong political action is necessary to reclaim lost rights to save genetically-unmodified seed. (PESN Sept. 12)

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Update on Hurricane Katrina's Damage to the Gulf Oil Patch - Repercussions of ominous hurricane impact on the Gulf oil infrastructure. Remedies discussed, including emergency spending on alternative energy technologies. (PESN Sept. 11, 2005)

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Lutec Demo Video Alleges Over Unity - Video shows 4.25 Watts rectified DC going into the spinning device, which meanwhile is producing 15.4 Watts AC, for an efficiency of 362%. (PESN Sept. 10)

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biologists invent power-generating backpack - The "Suspended-load Backpack" converts mechanical energy from walking into electricity -- up to 7.4 Watts -- more than enough energy to power portable electronic devices for soldiers, field researchers or disaster relief-workers. (PESN Sept. 8)

Gulf Oil Disruption and Government Ineptitude - Report from Gulf about oil production disruption, transportation woes, and a situation on the brink. Government botching at nearly every turn. (PESN Sept. 6)

Weather Modification a Long-Established, Though Secretive, Reality - New legislation not designed to foster pleasant or productive weather, but planned as tool of weaponized weather control, already well tested and in use since 1976. Amateur and hostile weather-makers alike likely to lose their technology to the military. (PESN Sept. 6)

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Gulf Oil Disruption Likely to Cripple U.S. and World Economy - The damage done to the Gulf oil and gas infrastructure is tremendous. Gas is in short supply in the region, further hampering restorative efforts. Snowball effect of this aorta of U.S. commerce is likely to be felt worldwide. Long overdue time to look at alternatives to oil. (PESN Sept. 2, 2005)

August, 2005

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Purdue Announces Hydrogen from Water, Organic Material - Purdue researchers have developed a novel technique for producing hydrogen from water. It requires only water, a catalyst based on the metal rhenium (REE-nee-um) and an organic liquid called an organosilane, which can be stored and transported easily. (PESN Aug. 31, 2005)

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Pantone Given Extension Conversations in the Hall - GEET inventor, Paul Pantone, given until Oct. 5 and Nov. 1 to establish competency argument. Interesting chats in the hall about running cars on water. (PESN Aug. 30, 2005)

Pantone Out on Bail - GEET inventor, Paul Pantone, released Thursday night, now preparing defense for court Monday morning. Tells of criminality in justice system. (PESN Aug. 28, 2005)

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Gouging in the Name of Peak Oil - Oil companies posting huge profits, taking advantage of the perception of scarcity from Hubert's Peak theory that may actually be mostly hype, considering the known existence of renewable magma oil. (PESN Aug. 26, 2005)

Feedback: Magma Oil Not An Adequate Supply - gives reasons why magma oil should not be considered sufficient to counteract the "peak oil" phenomenon.

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Paul Pantone Incarcerated - Famous inventor of the GEET mileage improvement system, as well as alleged method to run a car on water, brought into custody on Aug. 10 on charges of securities fraud and on violation of protective order. (PESN Aug. 21, 2005)

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Downsides to Power Grid as Internet - Editorial cites concerns about interference, eavesdropping. (PESN Aug. 20, 2005)

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Late EV Gray's Nephew Wants to Resurrect Famed Free Energy Motor - The Gray motor was the first market-ready prototype replication of Nikola Tesla's radiant energy phenomenon, but never made it to market for reasons that his nephew described as paranoia, secrecy, and greed. He took his invention with him to the grave -- or did he? (PESN Aug. 19, 2005)

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$150 million Teragrid award heralds new era for scientific computing - Interoperable cyberinfrastructure now accessible to entire science and engineering community. Energy research is but one of many fields that can benefit from this turbo-charged, next-generation Internet. (PESN Aug. 17, 2005)

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Urine-Powered Battery - Singapore physicists create first paper battery that generates electricity from urine. Technology is an ideal match for cheap, disposable healthcare test-kits. (PESN Aug. 16)

Capital for Energy Inventors from U.S. Dept. of Agriculture - With Aug. 30 deadline, it's probably too late to register now for a piece of the $22 million pot, considering the complexity of the application but perhaps another round may come, with more time to prepare. (PESN Aug. 16)

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World's largest solar installation to use Stirling engine technology - 20-year purchase agreement between Southern California Edison and Stirling Energy Systems, Inc. will result in 20,000+ dish array covering 4,500 acres capable of generating 500 MW, more than all other U.S. solar projects combined. (PESN Aug. 11)

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A more dry 'Rinse' cycle for washing machines will save on dryer energy costs - A team of researchers at the U. of Florida have developed a method that dries clothes 20 percent more during the spin cycle, by reducing the surface tension of the water, using a very small portion of detergent and fabric softener. (PESN Aug. 11)

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No trouble removing oil from water - Researchers from the Centre for Water and Waste Technology and the Water Research Laboratory at the University of New South Wales have developed and patented a high-performance passive oil/water separator for industrial and civil engineering applications. (PESN Aug. 4, 2005)

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Son of Late Magnet Motor Inventor Attests to Device Authenticity - Thirty-three years after Lee Bowman's passing, his son now speaks up. Attests to having witnessed the device in operation, tells of lingering family scars over investor litigation. (PESN Aug. 4, 2005)

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Green Mountain Energy Company and EcoQuest International Team Up to Bring Clean, Affordable Electricity to the Mainstream - Large sales force combined with green energy program, to offer non-polluting electricity to customers at a price comparable to what they are paying now for CO2 producing electricity. (PESN Aug. 3, 2005)

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IAUS to Push Solar to Within Competitive Range of Grid Power - Thermal solar panels coming into production in September will produce electricity at 3-5 cents per kilowatt-hour. Highly-efficient bladeless turbine has wide range of waste-heat-harnessing applications. Methanol production technique will draw CO2 out of the environment, reversing global warming. (PESN Aug. 2, 2005)

July, 2005

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Solar Challenge Race Concludes in Calgary - U of Michigan takes prize, finishing the 2500-mile course in 54 hours. Fourteen of the twenty entrants completed the race. The last to cross the finish line (Kansas State U) came in 12.5 hours after the winner. (PESN July 28)

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Second Suspect Arrested in Murder of Cold Fusion Champion - Joseph P. Reilly arrested Tuesday for May 14, 2004 murder of Dr. Eugene F. Mallove, internationally renowned champion of cold fusion and other alternative energy technologies. (PESN July 28)

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Cool Light on Hot Days: Fiber Optics Bring the Sun Indoors - Piping in sunlight without using electricity is a win-win proposition for the ecosystem and human society. Both home and business customers anticipate energy savings and a more pleasant indoor environment. (PESN July 27)

The Nature of Aether - William Alek sets forth seven properties of aether, according to his research, such as: "4. Isn't capable of absorbing or emitting heat" "5. A perfect insulator in terms of DC resistance" "6. Limits the propagation of light." (PESN July 26)

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Extracting 'Energy from the Vacuum' is Just a Drop in the Ocean - Tom Bearden’s correspondence with L.R. Pastor purports that our current energy systems tap the 'vacuum' in a deliberately inefficient manner that disturbs equilibrium. The nature of the 'ZPE - Energy From The Vacuum' and Tesla's "wheelworks of nature." (PESN July 24)

6,000 Ton/Day Waste-to-Energy Plant Approved for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Pyrolysis technology will be able to handle and re-use the city's municipal solid waste and sewage treatment plant sludge wastes, as well as certain hazardous wastes and operate at a profit. North American facilities also being planned. July 22, 2005

Aspiring Lightning Wrangler - More information from Todd Livingstone regarding his plans to rope in the power of lightning. Phone interview recording explains how he sets up his 'breakwater' to tame the strike. July 21, 2005

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AEC Reveals its First Hydrogen Production Demonstration Unit - Alternate Energy Corporation's H2 1500-A1 demonstration unit produces hydrogen from water, on demand. Production arrangements are being made for shipment later in 2005 at a price projected to be comparable to fossil fuels. (PESN July 20, 2005)

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Researchers make advances in wind energy generation - Engineers at the University of Alberta have created a wind energy generator that they hope people will one day be able to use to power their own homes. (PESN July 18, 2005)

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Sonofusion Bubbling to Mainstream - Considering the recent media fawning of the Purdue bench top fusion results, Leslie R. Pastor points out other sonofusion research as well as other energy alternatives that are being overlooked, similar to the AC v DC controversy of Edison's time. (PESN July 14, 2005)

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Climate Summit Emphasizes Profitability of Going Green - Mayors from around the U.S. meet to learn more about problem of climate change and to be armed with solutions that they can implement on the most local level of government. (PESN July 13, 2005)

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Fear and Irrationality in the Oil Patch - Profit-taking and stock prices rise and fall, but fears seem to be unfounded. Is the oil shortage real? Facts are hard to come by, and philosophical arguments rage. (PESN July 11, 2005)

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BLAM-O -- Power from Lightning] - Having demonstrated a smaller prototype using artificial lightning, Todd Livingstone is now waiting for the next lightning storm to test his full-scale prototype for harnessing the energy of a lightning strike. Technology is a reverse of directed energy weapons.(PESN July 10, 2005)

LA Adopts Global Energy Independence Day - The county of Los Angeles, California, has adopted Global Energy Independence Day, held annually on July 10, the birth date of Nikola Tesla. (PESN July 7, 2005)

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Japanese firm develops world's first robot powered by fuel cells - Humanoid robot is powered by easy-to-replace, environmentally friendly fuel-cell batteries. Now for sell, the 50-centimeter (20-inch) tall, 4.2-kilogram (9.24-pound) robot carries a built-in hydrogen cylinder. (PESN July 7, 2005)

June, 2005

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What Lutec, GMCC, Bedini, and Bearden Technologies May Have in Common - Sterling Allan wonders if they key to each of these varying electromagnetic technologies is that they include permanent magnets that transiently flip in polarity when confronted with a properly pulsed coil, opening a gate to some kind of yet-to-be defined energy. (June 28, 2005)

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J.L. Naudin Claims to Extract Free Energy Using Moller's Atomic Hydrogen Generator (MAHG) - Experimenter claims to derive free energy cleanly and safely from the dissociation and association of hydrogen atoms. Data posted from several tests. Plans, schematics, methods all listed openly to encourage replication and improvement of results. Based on decades-old concepts set forth by Nobel laureate. (June 26, 2005)

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Holy Grail Evades Lutec 1000 - Progress report on the Australian company that has claimed for years to have a commercially ready free energy device. (June 24, 2005)

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Magnetic Power Inc. is Nearing Pre-Production Stage with Zero Point Energy Modules - Modules built with off-the-shelf components are expected to generate electricity anywhere, any time, for less than 1 cent per kilowatt-hour. One kW modules expected for market next year. (PESN June 17, 2005)

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Shocking Experience Walking Under High-Power Lines with Umbrella - Discovered: umbrella tines act as an antenna, turning the umbrella holder into a mini transformer. Moist weather seems to accentuate the effect. (PESN June 14, 2005)

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Konarka and Solaris Nanosciences Create Joint Research Program - Solaris' nanoscale metallic structures could boost the solar energy conversion efficiency of Konarka's portable power plastics. (PESN June 12, 2005)

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