A handful of videos that (briefly) appeared on the internet have stimulated a flurry of interest in magnetic motors that may be made to self-run, without any obvious outside source of input energy. At least one of them apparently worked well enough, for the 22 year old inventor to now be cooperating with a potential manufacturer, in order to market his device. While skeptics abound (and without independent laboratory confirmation, have excellent reason to be skeptical) these experiments may have opened a door to wider appreciation of an extremely important potential for rapidly reducing our dependency on fossil fuels.
Magnetic machines that self-run are not, as is widely believed, perpetual motion machines. They are necessarily converting some form of energy.
The most likely candidate is Zero Point Energy, ZPE. But, in spite of that fact, most scientists familiar with the Zero Point Field, believe that conversion of ZPE is unlikely to prove practical. As magnetic conversion technologies moves toward the marketplace, a discussion as to the source of the energy is inevitable. It may go on for a very long time.
A recent book: Zero Point Energy - The Fuel of the Future, by Thomas Valone, provides extensive scientific input and can readily be understood by the lay reader.
The first U.S. Patent issued claiming ZPE might be converted and used as a source of energy was inspired by the late Robert Forward, then a physicist at Hughes Aircraft. He had discussed, in a pioneering paper appearing in Physical Review B in 1984, how ZPE might become a source of electricity.
Dr. Frank Mead of the United States Air Force Office of Advanced Concepts and Jack Nachamkin, an Electrical Engineer working with him (who had the idea) were awarded U.S. Patent #5,590,031, in December of 1996. This invention, suggested by Dr. Forward, has not to date proven realistic to construct and test.
Several U.S. Patents have been issued to Dr. Fabrizio Pinto, a physicist. Formerly with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Pinto is now CEO of his own firm and is developing breakthrough technology based on ZPE conversion of the Casimir Force. There are medical, computer and energy applications referenced in his Patents. All might lead to practical technology.
Claims concerning mechanical magnetic systems that tap some new form of energy have surfaced periodically since the work of Wesley Gary, a Pennsylvania inventor, received the first of two U.S. Patents in 1874. Harvard and MIT Professors visited and were evidently impressed. Harper’s Weekly described his work in an article published in 1879. It can be readily be found on the web.
The four wheeled automobile was invented in 1885. It will prove ironic if, as now seems likely, it should prove to be the case that human ignorance and scientific arrogance has been responsible for burning fuel to power vehicles.
Imagine how many lives might have been saved, how much cleaner the air would be and the reduction in the threat of climate change, had sufficient support to create fuel-free alternatives been provided, over a century ago.
Exploring that subject in depth might suffice to start a perpetual commotion.