Sunday, 12 September 2010

CASE 056 - Free energy

Free energy suppression is a conspiracy theory that claims that advanced technology that would reshape current electrical generation methods is being suppressed by certain special interest groups. These groups are usually related to the oil industry, to whom current energy generation technology is profitable. There are many ways to harvest power such as wave power, wind power, power from the sun, heat, pressure. In this context, the term "free energy" is not well-defined, and should not be confused with thermodynamic free energy. Generally, it is used to refer to purported transformative technologies which have the potential to dramatically reduce personal energy costs with relatively little capital investment.

Many free energy claims, such as perpetual motion or extracting zero point energy, are impossible according to currently accepted physical laws. Others, such as cold fusion, while not fundamentally impossible, are not accepted as established by the scientific community. Conspiracy advocates therefore claim that the scientific community has controlled and suppressed research into alternative avenues of energy production via the institutions of peer review.

In addition, some claim that perpetual motion machines or other devices capable of extracting significant and usable power from pre-existing energy reservoirs for little or no cost exist but are being suppressed by governments and special interest groups (such as the fossil fuel and nuclear industry), and that suppression has been going on for some time.According to energy suppression conspiracy advocates, the main motive behind this is the preservation of the economic status quo and sustained increase of fuel prices. Variations on the energy suppression conspiracy state that free energy cannot be allowed in a capitalist system because the economic system would break down if it were introduced.

Proponents of this conspiracy theory also claim that certain renewable technologies (such as solar cells and biofuels) and other efficient technologies (as electric vehicles) are being suppressed or weakened by governments and special interest groups.
Free energy research is typically considered to be pseudo-scientific or unrealistic by the scientific community. Conspiracy theorists allege that this is a deliberate attempt by conspirators to suppress this research. There are various other factors which can prevent funding of some alternative energy development, such as "time and information" and capital costs. Groups behind "the conspiracy" have been said to include various national governments, international automakers, and the petroleum industry. An article in Nexus magazine claims
The spread of working free-energy technologies has been prevented by wealthy elites governments, deluded inventors and con men, as well as a non-demanding public. There are so many out there, without free diagrams or video's, there for sale

Many inventors have attempted to construct means of "over-unity" or perpetual motion energy production, where power output exceeds power input. Supporters claim that the ones listed below have had work suppressed:

Nikola Tesla

(Serbian: Никола Тесла; 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was an inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer. He was an important contributor to the birth of commercial electricity, and is best known for his many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tesla's patents and theoretical work formed the basis of modern alternating current (AC) electric power systems, including the polyphase system of electrical distribution and the AC motor. This work helped usher in the Second Industrial Revolution.
Born an ethnic Serb in the village of Smiljan, Croatian Military Frontier in Austrian Empire (today's Croatia), Tesla was a subject of the Austrian Empire by birth and later became an American citizen. Because of his 1894 demonstration of wireless communication through radio and as the eventual victor in the "War of Currents", he was widely respected as one of the greatest electrical engineers who worked in America. He pioneered modern electrical engineering and many of his discoveries were of groundbreaking importance. In the United States during this time, Tesla's fame rivaled that of any other inventor or scientist in history or popular culture. Because of his eccentric personality and his seemingly unbelievable and sometimes bizarre claims about possible scientific and technological developments, Tesla was ultimately ostracized and regarded as a mad scientist by many late in his life. Tesla never put much focus on his finances and died with little funds at the age of 86, alone in the two room hotel suite in which he lived, in New York City

The International System of Units unit measuring magnetic field B (also referred to as the magnetic flux density and magnetic induction), the tesla, was named in his honor (at the Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures, Paris, 1960), as well as the Tesla effect of wireless energy transfer to wireless powered electronic devices (which Tesla demonstrated on a low scale with incandescent light bulbs as early as 1893 and aspired to use for the intercontinental transmission of industrial power levels in his unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower project).
In addition to his work on electromagnetism and electromechanical engineering, Tesla contributed in varying degrees to the establishment of robotics, remote control, radar, and computer science, and to the expansion of ballistics, nuclear physics, and theoretical physics.

Thomas Henry Moray

In the 1930s, Thomas Henry Moray reported that he and his family had been threatened and shot at on several occasions and his lab ransacked to stop his free energy research and public demonstrations. The 1975 book The Sun Betrayed claimed solar energy production was being suppressed by the US governmental bureau allocated to help its development.

Stanley Meyer

Main article: Stanley Meyers' water fuel cell
Stanley Meyer produced nine patents, around 1990, relating to his "water powered" car. He was subsequently sued by two investors and the court found Meyer guilty of "gross and egregious fraud", ordering him to repay the investors their $25,000.
Following his sudden death, an autopsy showed that he died of a cerebral aneurysm. Meyer's supporters continue to claim that he was assassinated by 'Big Oil', Arab death squads, Belgian assassins, or the US Government in order to suppress his inventions. However, Meyer's patents are readily available online.

Eugene Mallove

Eugene Mallove was a notable proponent and supporter of research into cold fusion. He authored the book Fire from Ice, which details the 1989 report of table-top cold fusion from Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann at the University of Utah. The book claims the team did produce "greater-than-unity" output energy in an experiment, which supposedly was successfully replicated on several occasions. Mallove claims that the results were suppressed through an organized campaign of ridicule from mainstream physicists. He was fatally beaten May 14, 2004 in Norwich, Connecticut by an unknown assailant. His violent death was suspected by some to be related to the nature of his work[24], while the police officially suspected robbery as the motive.
In 2005, two previously-convicted criminals were arrested in connection with the killing. The case proceeded slowly, and the charges against the two men were dismissed on November 6, 2008, due to there being no forensic evidence linking them to the murder.
Other researchers in the field of cold fusion have been claimed to be subjected to suppression via academic pressure as well as via lack of funding.

Tom Bearden

In spite of the difficulties and delays in bringing the Motionless Electromagnetic Generator (MEG) to market, Tom Bearden maintains that a number of free energy technologies have been available for well over a century, yet have been actively suppressed by government or private interests.
Bearden and his colleagues have proposed a simple modification to the magnetic Wankel engine (Takahashi Motor) which he claims would deliver "over-unity performance" through asymmetrical regauging. He believes that this technology is known, and suppressed, by Japanese interests.
He has repeatedly expressed his belief that the key to over-unity systems was present in the original form of Maxwell's Equations, and this potential was realized by Nikola Tesla; however, he claims that part of the equations were deliberately suppressed in their vectorization by Heaviside and Lorentz in the late 19th century. Bearden claims this was orchestrated by industrialist J.P. Morgan, in order to protect his oil interests
He claims that "nuclear power plant consortium" has worked to "ruthlessly suppress" cold fusion, and further that this consortium "is almost certainly to blame for the murder of Gene Mallove, the main proponent and activist for cold fusion".
He has hypothesized that the death of Arie M. DeGeus in Charlotte, North Carolina was actually a murder carried out to suppress his development of a "self-powering battery".

Gordon Novel

In an interview with Kerry Cassidy of Project Camelot, Novel made several claims on conspiracy theories. One of which is the existence of the alleged secret group Majestic 12 with which he claims to be in a complicated conflict. This conflict revolves largely around the conspiracy of free energy suppression. Novel claims he is working with a group of scientists and intelligence agents, calling themselves the Knights Temporal, that aim to break the conspiracy and release free energy technologyThermodynamic free energy, the energy in a physical system that can be converted to do work, in particular:
Helmholtz free energy, the energy that can be converted into work at a constant temperature and volume
Work content, a related concept used in chemistry
Gibbs free energy, the energy that can be converted into work at a uniform temperature and pressure throughout a system

A Stirling engine is a heat engine operating by cyclic compression and expansion of air or other gas, the working fluid, at different temperature levels such that there is a net conversion of heat energy to mechanical work.

ZeroGov Meets Ian Moore (The Free Energy Demo)

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