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"What we have developed is a way to construct magnetic fields so that when you travel round the magnetic fields, starting and stopping at the same position, you have gained energy," McCarthy said.
"The energy isn't being converted from any other source such as the energy within the magnet. It's literally created. Once the technology operates it provides a constant stream of clean energy," he told Ireland's RTE radio.
Originally posted by Knights
Why? Well not for one second can I see such gigantic businesses being threatened so easily. Shell, BP and the like will all be up in arms at the thought of another source of energy... And it being free?! Definitely will have outsider pressure.
My two cents anyway.
If a magnet is moved linearly through an external magnetic field, work is done. This is analogous to a mass going from higher to lower in a gravitational field, i.e. being dropped or the reverse, being raised. If a magnet is moved closer or farther from an external (magnetic) field, this is the same as lifting or lowering a mass in a gravitational field, and work is done. But if a mass is simply moved around within a gravitational field, ultimately returning to its point of origin, no work is done. Imagine a perfectly balanced Ferris wheel. The person at the top is affected by gravity and accelerates towards earth until they reach the lowest point and then begin to accelerate upwards against gravity. When they reach the top, their original starting point, no work has been done and the only energy necessary to keep the ride going was that needed to overcome friction.
Now instead of people, place permanent magnets on the Ferris wheel, all with the same pole pointing away from the hub. At the bottom of the Ferris wheel place two permanent magnets, in a configuration described in the patent drawing. These two stationary magnets are of equal strength, but oriented in opposite polarity. To make it easier to follow, assume that there are only four riders or magnets on the wheel, spaced evenly at 90 degrees.