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The observations for dark matter and dark energy are quite real. A not so good analogy would be walking into the forest of Tunguska in 1908 and seeing some green trees lying on their side...with broken tree trunks.
Originally posted by Lingweenie
I'm not entirely sure how real this dark matter/energy is, I'm just going by what I have heard.
Originally posted by AldrinAlden
German student creates electromagnetic harvester that gathers free electricity from thin air
(visit the link for the full news article)
A German student has built an electromagnetic harvester that recharges an AA battery by soaking up ambient, environmental radiation. These harvesters can gather free electricity from just about anything, including overhead power lines, coffee machines, refrigerators, or even the emissions from your WiFi router or smartphone.
Originally posted by gort51
Interesting, but nothing new. As Westinghouse and Rockefeller said to Tesla...where do we mount the Meters?
For 20 + years there have been many current affairs TV programs sensationalizing the "Problems" of electromagnetic radiation from High tension power lines etc.
To back up the stories claims, there is usually someone standing under these lines at night with a fluro tube, and the tube lights up automatically without a direct power connection........Just the ominous buzzing of the wires.
The same power transmission as this student has found.
This has been know for ages, there have been appliances invented without plugs, that just use the electromagnetic waves from the wires in a house.
I wonder what this is doing to modern people's brains tho?.....all these electrical/radiation/mircowaves surrounding us in the atmosphere.....
Originally posted by cartesia
this kind of thing will play havoc with wireless communications if it is ever able to draw a significant amount of power... but I doubt it will be. slowly charging a battery is one thing but If we could power devices in realtime from EM fields it would be being done already. we'd also be having an effect on our own brains from being in such fields.
Originally posted by YouAreHere
Thane Heins , of Ottawa , Canada, invented a generator which accelerates the motor when the motor is placed on load, and the University of Ottawa was so impressed with his work that they donated free lab space
for him to continue his research. When he was on the verge of creating an electric bicycle with infinite range, his supporters at the U of O received threats and his project was tampered with just before his lab was shut down.
you can see one of his initial tests on video here:
OTTAWA UNIVERSITY BIONYX ReGenX Electric Bike Test :
There can be no doubt that alternative power technologies are being suppressed. Despite this, Heins
is close to bringing the technology to commercial production with applications for existing electric
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