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David EH Jones' Perpetual Motion Machine

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posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:14 PM
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The sad death of Newcastle University professor brought to my attention one of his inventions, his admittedly fake perpetual motion machine. Reportedly over a 100 people have tried, unsuccessfully, to explain how it works.

David is known for the Daedalus column in New Scientist and Nature, and also for his 'plausible inventions'. Although an organic chemist by trade, his inventions,interests and experiments varied widely.

What's your best guess at how it works? Since some are supposedly still operating after 35 years, I guess the energy source would need to be light, heat or electric. The system in the video has what look like Sterling Engines but they may be just red herrings.

How do you think it works?

New York Times



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posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:21 PM
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a reply to: EasyPleaseMe

Poltergeists!



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:24 PM
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Maybe he just said it was fake so he didn't get disappeared by the oil companies?

Or maybe it runs on witchcraft?



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:24 PM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: EasyPleaseMe

Poltergeists!

I thought that maybe I should add zero point energy, plasma and magnets for some readers but totally missed that one


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posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:26 PM
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originally posted by: EasyPleaseMe

originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: EasyPleaseMe

Poltergeists!

I thought that maybe I,should add zero point energy, plasma and magnets for some readers but totally missed that one


It does have a magnet!

I imagine something in the base or where the heatsinks are.



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:29 PM
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a reply to: EasyPleaseMe

It is definitely interesting, isn't it?!

There's an article about his explanation in a letter that the recipient doesn't want to open.


“Part of me is keen to know,” he said. “But I might then realise how silly we were in not guessing how it works. And anyway, some things are best left to the imagination and remaining a secret.”
Link with video.

Say nothing. I like his style.



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:30 PM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
It does have a magnet!

I imagine something in the base or where the heatsinks are.


But wouldn't that make it an actual perpetual motion machine?



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:33 PM
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Very intriguing indeed. I wonder why it doesn't appear to be well known?

The machine pictured in the link you posted doesn't seem to have the Sterling Engines. The plot thickens...

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posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:35 PM
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originally posted by: EasyPleaseMe

originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
It does have a magnet!

I imagine something in the base or where the heatsinks are.


But wouldn't that make it an actual perpetual motion machine?

No, because it would require an energy source (which will eventually be depleted). An actual PMM puts out more energy than it consumes running.



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:36 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: EasyPleaseMe

Maybe he just said it was fake so he didn't get disappeared by the oil companies?

Or maybe it runs on witchcraft?


Now those are proper ATS answers and mention of Trump!

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posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:36 PM
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The important part is this...


After David’s death, at his request, an envelope containing the solution is to be handed to his former colleague in Newcastle, Sir Martyn Poliakoff who now works at Nottingham University.

However Prof Poliakoff, who has not yet received it, admitted he was in two minds as to whether he will open the envelope when he does.


I like the Schroedinger possibility of leaving the envelope unopened



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:39 PM
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The brother wants it opened. He wants the secret to remain secret, with 1 or 2 people knowing.



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:43 PM
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Poliakoff looks like the right man to decide.



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:44 PM
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His brother reads them by remote viewing, no need to open!



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:44 PM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: OccamsRazor04

Poliakoff looks like the right man to decide.

Does he drive a delorean?



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:47 PM
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He looks amazing! Fluffy white afro and full on genius. Probably got his PhD before he'd finished toilet training.


First ever dissertation using ABC blocks...



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:48 PM
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Just a guess but could it be a gas that is fed a electrical charge and the gas expands . A closed system that has the gas sealed in the expansion chamber . I say that because I ran across someone trying to create a plasma engine that worked on that theory .



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:53 PM
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originally posted by: the2ofusr1
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Just a guess but could it be a gas that is fed a electrical charge and the gas expands . A closed system that has the gas sealed in the expansion chamber . I say that because I ran across someone trying to create a plasma engine that worked on that theory .


Interesting idea but where does it get its electrical charge from?



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:55 PM
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Not sure but if it moves it should be able to create a small charge stored in a capacitor . even if its a static charge of some sort .

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posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 05:00 PM
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As long as the laws of thermodynamics stay around, it's not going to be possible.




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