It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Villand de Honnecourt 13th century had a drawing of one.
Leonardo da vinci made a number of drawings of things he hoped would make energy for free.
Jesuit priest, Johanes Taisnerius worked on a magnetic based perpetual motion machine Mimara in 1518 designed a "self-blowing windmill"
John Dee of 16th century reported seeing one - but wasn't allowed a closer look
Cornelis Drebbel 1610, was an alchemist and magician supposedly made one. (hundreds have tried to replicate alchemy too)
Robert Fludd 1630 proposed many machines -people were trying to patent variations of Fludd's failures in the 1870's 1635 - first of many English perpetual motion machine patents granted. - by 1903, 600 such patents had been granted. Free energy claimants love impressing people with patents (most people don't understand that a patent can't promise feasibility)
Originally posted by The Mo
im pretty sure Tesla had some ideas on this matter, i don't know exactly what they were, but im sure someone else could point you in the right direction.
FIRST EFFORTS TO PRODUCE THE SELF-ACTING ENGINE — THE MECHANICAL OSCILLATOR — WORK OF DEWAR AND LINDE — LIQUID AIR Having recognized this truth, I began to devise means for carrying out my idea, and, after long thought, I finally conceived a combination of apparatus which should make possible the obtaining of power from the medium by a process of continuous cooling of atmospheric air. This apparatus, by continually transforming heat into mechanical work, tended to become colder and colder, and if it only were practicable to reach a very low temperature in this manner, then a sink for the heat could be produced, and energy could be derived from the medium. This seemed to be contrary to the statements of Carnot and Lord Kelvin before referred to, but I concluded from the theory of the process that such a result could be attained.
The windings on the oscillator were about 50 miles in length, and its inductive- capacitive system allowed it to operate on a frequency which was consistent with the earth’s, at a wavelength of about 925 miles, with a frequency close to 13.5 c.p.s., sometimes mentioned in relation to Naval ELF communications. Was this part of Tesla’s long wave system for “transmission of electric energy without wires”, which he said he had completed just prior to his death, as shown in the FBI documents? Is the Navy’s ELF (“Extremely Low Frequencies”) system not only for communications, just as Tesla said, but also for broadcasting energy to submarines—just as Tesla also said?
Tidal power, also called tidal energy, is a form of hydropower that converts the energy of tides into electricity or other useful forms of power. The first large-scale tidal power plant (the Rance Tidal Power Station) started operation in 1966.
Although not yet widely used, tidal power has potential for future electricity generation. Tides are more predictable than wind energy and solar power.