posted on Jan, 20 2005 @ 07:55 AM
I don't believe Moray's device, or Telsa's cosmic ray receiver, is harnessing zero point energy. It can simply be described as advanced use of
There are two good pages here regarding the electrostatic motor (simple motor powered by static electricity, or high voltage DC).
The work of Dr. Oleg Jefimenko in the early 70's seems to suggest high voltage DC can be obtained using a wire held aloft by a balloon (the higher
the better). With one balloon at about 1200ft he generated 70 watts of power using an electrostatic motor.
Now, 70 watts isn't much, it certainly does not compete with a solar cell, but little investigation has been done on harnessing high voltage from the
potential difference in the air. Apparently Dr. Oleg Jefimenko had improved some of his methods using electrets.
Because the source of this energy is charged particles which rain down 24hours a day, it obviously has some advantages over the solar cell.
It seems Tesla may have had similar ideas for harnessing this energy. Here is a drawing from Pearson's Magazine, May 1899 regarding Tesla's new
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