Photovoltaic Breakthrough Lets Engineered Materials Emit More Blackbody Radiation Than Physics Says They Should
Metamaterials as a class get a lot of press for their ability to exhibit a negative refraction index, the characteristic that lets them bend light around a space or object (the much ballyhooed “invisibility cloak”). But designer metamaterials have potential reaching far beyond just visible light. They can be customized to have all sorts of tailored responses to radiation, and thanks to a Duke University research team, one of those responses could have a huge impact on thermophotovoltaics and other energy conversion schemes.
The team has demonstrated the ability to use metamaterials to engineer emitted “blackbody” radiation with an efficiency that surpasses the natural limits that should be imposed on the material by its temperature. In English, that means better energy conversion efficiency in things like photovoltaics and possibly waste heat harvesting. Source.
An Austrian, Viktor Schauberger was first and foremost a naturalist. His primary focus was water as found in naturally occurring streams, rivers and lakes. In observing the movement of water he formulated his own ideas about its movement and energetic properties. They are applicable in air also. His ideas are quite contrary to accepted ideas, both then and now an dare even now imperfectly understood and debated. These ideas involved the vortex which was the way Schauberger believed that water naturally flowed both in the earth and in streams. Schauberger believed that energy naturally flowed in a vortex but that this movement was only visible through another medium such as water or air. This discussion will first focus on theories of why and how the Schauberger saucer model flew and then recount the sequence of events in Schauberger’s involvement with flying discs. Read More.
Yet another test of Andrea Rossi’s Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat) has been performed on a 4.5 kW version near the University of Bologna. This time a new set of observers were present, one of which is the chairman of the Swedish Skeptics Society, who confirmed that Copper is being formed from Hydrogen and Nickel — cold fusion!
The evidence in support of Andrea Rossi’s “cold fusion” or “LENR” (low energy nuclear reaction) based Energy Catalyzer continues to grow. For those who are not aware, his system combines nickel powder, hydrogen gas, and an input of pressure and heat to produce a large output of thermal energy. On March 29th, 2011 yet another test of the technology was performed at the University of Bologna. Like previous tests, the outcome was a complete success. However, this time a smaller version of the E-Cat was tested and two new observers were present. Read More.
University Of Minnesota Researchers discovers new alloy material that converts heat directly into electricity
Source: University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota engineering researchers in the College of Science and Engineering have recently discovered a new alloy material that converts heat directly into electricity. This revolutionary energy conversion method is in the early stages of development, but it could have wide-sweeping impact on creating environmentally friendly electricity from waste heat sources.
Researchers say the material could potentially be used to capture waste heat from a car’s exhaust that would heat the material and produce electricity for charging the battery in a hybrid car. Other possible future uses include capturing rejected heat from industrial and power plants or temperature differences in the ocean to create electricity. The research team is looking into possible commercialization of the technology. See research here.
Free energy inventors demonstrate devices that could literally set mankind free, releasing our dependence from the servitude of oil, inefficient energy production and the subsequent pollution, electric bills, all costs associated with gasoline, and limitless other repressive schemes. You will hear how patent agencies and governments silence unconventional scientists in a conspiracy to maintain the status quo, preventing free energy technology from being released to the public, relieving nations from the grip of corporate enslavement. These are just a few of the brilliant ideas “that could alter the entire social, economic, and political balance of our planet”.
This can change the world.
John Worrell Keely (1837-1898) of Philadelphia was a carpenter and mechanic who announced in 1872 that he had discovered a new principle for power production. The vibrations of a simple tuning fork had given him the idea, and the means to tap etheric energy…Read More here.
Today, the Philippine Department of Energy tested Ismael Aviso’s electric car, showing that running off wall power, the 11 kW DC motor ran at 45% efficiency, but with Aviso’s on-board generator which harvests ambient energy from the surroundings, the motor ran at 133% efficiency (overunity). Click here for more….