posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 04:27 PM
Promising, but they are years away from a product. The materials science might be impractical, or hard & expensive to manufacture. All remains to be
seen of course.
9 years ago I worked for a progressive science research group actively looking at and evaluating technology, otherwise going with physicists to the
inventor’s lab to see and test designs. They met and saw prototypes for a solar cell that had 60% efficiency. Unheard of then, but it looked very
promising. It was also made from low cost materials. In fact a waste byproduct was the main material cost. I don’t have any details, but those I
talked to said it was a viable product. I don’t know what happened to the project. I changed companies and was out of contact.
Suffice it to say that much need be scrutinized in such a claim. They announced “Matter Transmission” a few months ago. NEC also found faster
than light speeds, and many other “discoveries” over the years. Theoretical is sometimes decades from practical application. Sometimes a fly in
the ointment can be materials and methods expected or that don’t exist yet, like superconducting materials or otherwise components that are still up
against some application challenges still.
I did some 3D simulations and patent drawings for an Over Unity or Zeropoint device they are testing theory on at the University of Colorado Nano
Technology Lab. Just confirming theory is a many year job. DARPA also almost funded them. Not sure where that all is, but it’s clear now many are
working toward alternative energy technology ideas. Expect much more news, but beware of the hype that sometimes is used to sell stock for a
development firm dabbling in the energy tech market. New game, so watch for the old world exploitations to cloud the real news.