Free Energy: “Trick or Treat”

This is my Halloween trick or treat for everyone. It was one of hundreds I could choose from. Analysis  of free energy devices and claims is just as entertaining as trying to figure out a magicians trick. With experience it takes very little time and normally several red flags can be identified. In many cases there is …

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Material Converts 90% of Light into Heat

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A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California, San Diego developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent of the sunlight it captures. The new material can also withstand temperatures greater than 700 degrees Celsius and survive many years outdoors in …

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Hybrid Materials Could Smash Solar Efficiency

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A new method for transferring energy from organic to inorganic semiconductors could boost the efficiency of widely used inorganic solar cells. The following press release is from Cambridge University Researchers have developed a new method for harvesting the energy carried by particles known as ‘dark’ spin-triplet excitons with close to 100% efficiency, clearing the way for hybrid …

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All Metal Plasmoelectric Solar Cells ?

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Plasmoelectric devices may enable development of entirely new types of all-metal optoelectronic devices that can convert light into electrical energy. The conversion of optical power to an electrical potential is of general interest for energy applications, and is typically accomplished by optical excitation of semiconductor materials. A research team has developed a new method for …

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The Electricity Generating Scroll Turbine

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This Technology  is part of a gas fired boiler system to be released in the UK in January next year. As well as home heating gas fired) it will generate electricity. In the past similar co gen systems utilized variations of the sterling engine often with reliability issues. This is simplicity itself and I rank …

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Quick Ebola test

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This may be a bit off the normal energy-related subjects here, but it is a rather neat application of science that might prove to be somewhat more important in these days when the human rights of a possible disease-carrier are treated as more important than those of the general populace who don’t want to become …

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3D Printed Graphene Batteries

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Being able to 3D print a graphene infused  material is a real breakthrough for many applications.  Graphene has the highest strength of any material isolated, extraordinary conductivity, flexibility, and transparency. It is possible to print your own 3d printed battery. Graphene 3D Lab, Inc. is focused on the development and manufacturing of graphene-enhanced materials for 3D …

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Water Powered Generator Update

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Move over QEG, Rossi and the other QmGens. The answer is here!!!! Or is It ? In my believe it or not section for this week we have the water powered generator  from GDS Technologies in Canada I have decided this was worthwhile updating with a post from PieEconomics He garnished some useful information in …

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Helion Energy: Magneto-Inertial Fusion

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Whilst the readers from a well known alternative energy site are rushing of to purchase their water powered free energy machines, I thought it was time to review some real technologies back here on planet earth. This technology has caught my eye. With several players developing small fusion reactors. This company is well funded, award winning, and one …

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Energy Pioneer: David Faust (1949 – 2014)

Moray King informed me this week our mutual friend David Faust had past away. Moray has kindly put together a tribute following my comments. I met David in Utah when he was working on energy and propulsion systems. These were no backyard projects with multi-million funding in some cases. David moved some of his equipment …

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Water Powered Air Compressor 1890’s

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Often solutions from the past can be applied in new ways today. Thanks to Ken  Rasmussen who sent me a link to the following. I am sure this will inspire many inventors and no doubt generate a lot of discussion among our many regular commentators. The original can be viewed at the following link: water …

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Fedex Goes Electric Hybrid With Trucks

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  FedEx is working with Wrightspeed, the Silicon Valley-based company founded and run by Ian Wright, who helped create Tesla in 2003. Wright is still all about electric mobility, but his new company doesn’t make cars. It makes electric powertrains to be dropped into existing vehicles. We covered Wrightspeed in previous articles. A recent article …

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