• The theory of perpetual motion

    Since Mark decided to repeat a previous article in this series, it’s maybe time to put the whole series into one article here. I have been somewhat surprised at the lack of response overall, though. After all the fraudulent claims of overunity and Perpetual Motion we’ve covered here, I put the logic of how to make a real Perpetual Motion system up and some examples of how to design devices that actually do th
  • BioSolar Update

    BioSolar is developing a breakthrough technology to increase the storage capacity, lower the cost and extend the life of lithium-ion batteries. A battery contains two major parts, a cathode and an anode, that function together as the positive and negative sides. We have covered this project before and this is an updateBackground
    BioSolar initially focused its development effort on high capacity cathode materials since most of today’s lithium-ion batteries are “cathode limited.”
  • Silicon will blow lithium batteries out of water, says Adelaide firm ??????

    I have decided to run this story as it has generated an interesting discussion in our comments section Uli who I consider a leading specialist in energy storage has raised many questions about the viability of the claims being made. I think these questions are important along with the role of the media of accurately representing claims being made when investment is being sort.
    Original Story (edited) 
    by Ben Potter
    Link: http://www.afr.com/news/silicon-will-blow-lithium-batteries-out-o
  • Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics

    Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices. Potential energy source???
    This graph shows estimated failure rates from single event upsets at the transistor, integrated circuit and device level for the last three semiconductor architectures. CREDIT: Bharat Bhuva, Vanderbilt University
    Operational failures
    When your computer crashes and you get the dreaded blue screen or your smartphone fr
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  • Looking for the next leap in rechargeable batteries

    Another battery story. Many of these are small steps in the right direction
    USC researchers may have just found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the next wave of rechargeable batteries — small enough for cellphones and powerful enough for cars.
    This is a lithium-sulfur battery with Mixed Conduction Membrane barrier to stop polysulfide shuttling. CREDIT: Sri Narayan and Derek Moy
    In a paper published in the January issue of the Journal of the Electrochemical Soci
  • Saving Energy And Doubling Worldwide Water Supplies – One Drip At A Time

    On a warm December day, I stood in a jojoba field in the Negev Desert in southern Israel and watched water slowly seep up from the ground around the trees. First a tiny spot, then spreading, watering the plants from deep below. This highly efficient system is known as drip irrigation, and I was there
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  • Printable solar cells just got a little closer

    New University of Toronto Engineering research removes a key barrier to large-scale manufacture of low-cost, printable perovskite solar cells
    The new perovskite solar cells have achieved an efficiency of 20.1 per cent and can be manufactured at low temperatures, which reduces the cost and expands the number of possible applications. CREDIT: Photo: Kevin Soobrian
    Turning nearly any surface into a power generator
    A U of T Engineering innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensi
  • What Will Netanyahu Discuss With Trump?

    The following is based on remarks delivered by Ziegler Distinguished Fellow David Makovsky at a Washington Institute Policy Forum on February 8. His views on these issues are spelled out in greater length in the Transition 2017 paper “Toward a New Paradigm for Addressing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” coauthored with Dennis Ross. Read Robert Satloff’s remarks
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  • 100 Days: Energy Exports Strengthen U.S., Boost Allies

    One benefit from the renaissance in U.S. energy production is the new capability to export American oil and natural gas – the mere discussion of which reflects the sea change in our country’s energy outlook. Consider: Just a few years ago there was great concern about growing U.S. dependence on imported crude oil. And because
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  • UChicago startup turns renewable energy into natural gas

    One of the biggest challenges to wider adoption of wind and solar power is how to store the excess energy they often produce This idea uses excess carbon, electricity and will hopefully be far more cost effective than batteries.
    BioCat Pilot Plant near Copenhagen, DK ©Electrochaea GmbH
    A technology developed at the University of Chicago, and now being commercialized by a University startup, is addressing the intermittent nature of these renewable sources. It uses a selectively evolved, unic
  • Stanford engineers create a low-cost battery for storing renewable energy

    Another battery story.
    A battery made with urea, commonly found in fertilizers and mammal urine, could provide a low-cost way of storing energy produced through solar power or other forms of renewable energy for consumption during off hours.Developed by Stanford chemistry Professor Hongjie Dai and doctoral candidate Michael Angell, the battery is nonflammable and contains electrodes made from abundant aluminum and graphite. Its electrolyte’s main ingredient, urea, is already industrially p
  • Congressional Review Act: A Law Of Unintended And Long-Lasting Consequences

    With legislation flying fast and furious through the Capitol – much of it using new or unusual legal mechanisms – lawmakers today must be doubly mindful of unintended consequences. Case in point: Actions rushed through the House and Senate under an obscure law called the Congressional Review Act (CRA), the details of which can cause
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  • BBC Documentary:Free Power Energy Future Prospect Science Technology Documentary

    This is a well produced documentary by the BBC 
    The post BBC Documentary:Free Power Energy Future Prospect Science Technology Documentary appeared first on Revolution-Green.
  • Creating computers that use 10,000 times less energy

    Saving energy is just as important as finding new and sustainable sources. By reducing the demand we reduce the energy and storage needed in the first place.
    This is a first step in creating the tools needed to design and engineer low energy electronics. Cell Phones that last for weeks on a single charge and computers and servers using micro watts. However you will still need a lot of energy to drive screens and interface devices.
    The University of Alberta’s Robert Wolkow and Taleana Huff
  • The ‘New Normal’ In America: Renewables Boom, Emissions Plunge And Consumers Save More Than Ever

    Findings from the 2017 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook  After decades of technology development, business model innovation and policy progress, the U.S. economy is now decisively growing — independent of energy consumption and carbon emissions. Since 2007, U.S. GDP has grown by 12 percent, while energy consumption has fallen by 3.6 percent, according to the
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  • Quest to settle riddle over Einstein’s dark energy theory may soon be over

    We deal with physics here from time to time. This article is very relevant to many of the free energy claims that claim to tap into dark energy or zero point energy. Despite many multi million dollar attempts to detect and harvest this hidden energy source, no success has been made.Does Dark Energy Drive the Universe’s Expansion?
    Researchers have long sought to determine how the Universe’s accelerated expansion is being driven. Calculations in a new study could help to explain whethe
  • Staying cool without an air conditioner

    Material found to reflect about 96% of solar irradiation under noon-time conditions, yielding greater than 100 Watts/meter2 radiative cooling power.
    Researchers Ronggui Yang and Xiaobo Yin show their plastic film capable of cooling buildings without using refrigerants. Credit: Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado Boulder)
    Under the intense heat of a midday sun, a newly developed film can dissipate the sun’s thermal energy in the form of infrared radiation, resulting in a cooling effec
  • Designing an Abundant Clean Energy XPRIZE competition

    Every now and then something worthwhile comes along. I am pretty impressed with the approach being taken to design a Clean Energy X Prize. I was sent this by a good friend.https://herox.com/AbundantCleanEnergy
    Our civilized world depends on abundant energy.  Abundant energy from fossil fuels is largely responsible for the advances in economies and technology that make modern life possible.  But burning fossil fuels on a global scale is driving climate change.  If we don&r

    I am running this story slightly edited  again as I thing it is real Gem. It is of course by Simon Derricutt my favorite mentor.Defining Free Energy 
    Down at the philosophical base, it’s not actually Free Energy that we want. We want to get work done for free instead. Work can only be done when mass/energy moves from one configuration to another. After the work is done we have just the same amount of mass/energy as we started with, just in a different configuration.
    If we run a c
  • Trump Wants To Reduce Waste And Grow Jobs? Good, These Methane Policies Do Just That

    This post originally appeared on the EDF Voices blog. Today, lawmakers are using the Congressional Review Act to dismantle common-sense energy policies that can save Americans hundreds of millions of dollars and prevent massive amounts of energy resources from being needlessly wasted. The targeted policies from the Bureau of Land Management apply to oil and
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  • BIoElectric Bacteria fed synthetic iron-containing molecules turn into electrical generators

    The bacterial world is rife with unusual talents, among them a knack for producing electricity. In the wild, “electrogenic” bacteria generate current as part of their metabolism, and now researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), have found a way to confer that ability upon non-electrogenic bacteria. This technique could have applications for sustainable electricity generation and wastewater treatment, the researchers report February 9 in the journal Chem.
  • Battery that loses only one percent of its capacity per 1000 cycles.

    Been a while since I ran a few battery stories. Been even longer waiting for some of these technologies to materialize
    New, long-lasting flow battery could run for more than a decade with minimum upkeep
    Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new flow battery that stores energy in organic molecules dissolved in neutral pH water. This new chemistry allows for a non-toxic, non-corrosive battery with an exceptionally long lifet
  • Iran’s Latest Missile Test: Scenarios And Implications For The New Administration

    Regardless of how the details surrounding Sunday’s launch shake out, it was an unhelpful move at a time when the Trump administration is determining its policy toward Iran’s missile program and broader regional behavior. According to recent media reports, Iran conducted a weapons test on January 29 that involved either a nuclear-capable ballistic missile, a
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  • America’s 21st Century Energy Story

    America’s energy renaissance is the story of domestic natural gas and oil production that’s making the country stronger economically and more secure while benefiting consumers and improving the environment. A pretty good tale, indeed. Let’s start with energy production. The United States is the world’s leading oil and natural gas producer, thanks to vast shale
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  • A profile of today’s solar consumer

    People with higher incomes and better education no longer dominate demand for the domestic solar market in Queensland with a new QUT study revealing the highest uptake in solar PV systems comes from families on medium to lower incomes.Over the past decade the profile of Queenslanders acquiring solar PV has changed significantly based on a study by QUT Dr Jeff Sommerfeld investigating the factors influencing solar PV uptake.
    Dr Sommerfeld, from QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty School of De
  • Material can turn sunlight, heat and movement into electricity simultaneously

    Many forms of energy surround you: sunlight, the heat in your room and even your own movements. All that energy is normally wasted and can potentially help power your portable and wearable gadgets, from biometric sensors to smart watches.
    Now, researchers from the University of Oulu in Finland have found that a mineral with the perovskite crystal structure has the right properties to extract energy from multiple sources at the same time.Perovskites are a family of minerals, many of which have sh
  • This Year’s Super Bowl Is Energy-Efficient. Shouldn’t Texas Be?

    This weekend, thousands of people will descend upon Houston to watch the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons duke it out at the Super Bowl. But the game won’t be the only thing on display. In 2014, Houston’s NRG Stadium became one of the first major sports venues to use LED energy-efficient lights. The system
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  • Robert Murray-Smith

    Where We Are, Who We Are And Where We Are Going
    Robert Murray -Smith had several projects under development including an electric vehicle and cap/battery technologies due for release last year. I thought it was timely we revisit him given his latest video release outlining his latest battery technology.Some videos were posted on his twitter account that have since been removed.  These discussed his association Sun Vault & Edison Power in not so favorable terms and now according to
  • Building a better microbial fuel cell — using paper

    The concept behind microbial fuel cells, which rely on bacteria to generate an electrical current, is more than a century old. But turning that concept into a usable tool has been a long process. Microbial fuel cells, or MFCs, are more promising today than ever, but before their adoption can become widespread, they need to be both cheaper and more efficient.
    A schematic illustration of a microbial fuel cell using a paper electrode coated with carbon paste. CREDIT: Illustration by Michael Osadciw
  • How California Can Shape, Shift And Shimmy To Demand Response Nirvana

    A new study cites gigawatt-hours’ worth of opportunity in customer energy flexibility, but little opportunity for old-school load shedding. California has gigawatt-hours of grid-balancing available in homes, offices, factories and farms that can “shape” and “shift” their energy usage, and a smaller but still valuable market for fast-responding “shimmy” resources. But it has very little
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  • High-pressure natural gas operating turbine-generator

    The paper which you can read in full by going to the link at the end of this article illustrates a great piece of engineering.
    Scientists of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) developed turbo expander electric generator operating on high-pressure natural gas. Natural gas being compressed at the power station releases a large amount of thermal energy into the environment. Widespread usage of this type of energy, called derived, may become a huge step towards sustainable
  • As New Energy Secretary, Rick Perry Will Inherit Trump’s Assault On American Clean Energy

    Those of us who lived through Rick Perry’s governorship in Texas were concerned he’d take his “pollution-first” mentality to Washington. But the Trump administration’s assault on clean energy started before Perry cleared the first hurdle for becoming Secretary of Energy today, signaling he’ll likely be confirmed by the full Senate. In two short weeks, President Trump
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  • Controlling electron spin makes water splitting more efficient

    With all the scams and claims of water for fuel we have been covering lately, I thought it timely to feature a couple  of Examples of how real scientists are researching more efficient ways of splitting water. No overunity, but all adds to the bigger picture.
    Article 1
    Simple solution makes hydrogen production through solar water splitting more efficient and cheaperResearchers from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), in collaboration with colleagues from the École Polytechniqu
  • A new fast way to farm biofuel producing algae

    This could be a major breakthrough in growing bio fuels. I have always liked the idea of growing fuel but in the past has not been practical, messy or energy efficient. The system could result in microalgae being harvested at 10x the speed of traditional systems
    The possibility of using microalgae as a potential source of biofuel has long been mooted, but it’s not without its challenges. The big one is the same issue that affects a lot of promising tech: scaling it correctly — or, in
  • Toward all-solid lithium batteries

    Most batteries are composed of two solid, electrochemically active layers called electrodes, separated by a polymer membrane infused with a liquid or gel electrolyte. But recent research has explored the possibility of all-solid-state batteries, in which the liquid (and potentially flammable) electrolyte would be replaced by a solid electrolyte, which could enhance the batteries’ energy density and safety.
    Erica Eggleton is working this summer in the lab of MIT Professor Krystyn Van Vliet
  • Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2017

    The monthly round up from, Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National LaboratoryENERGY – Defending against the cold …
    Significant energy savings could be realized by the Department of Defense with the deployment of a low-cost vacuum insulation panel developed with help from researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. A team led by Kaushik Biswas is evaluating how wall retrofit solutions can cut in half energy loss through walls. The innovative manufacturing approach achi
  • Jordan’s King Abdullah Visits Trump’s Washington

    Because the proposed Israeli embassy move is a potential headache for the palace, it will no doubt be high on the king’s agenda, but U.S. officials should be prepared to offer assurances on other pressing security and economic concerns as well. On January 30, Jordan’s King Abdullah arrives in Washington for meetings with the new
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  • Energy Opportunities Abound For Trump Administration

    The first 100 days of a new presidential administration present an opportunity to establish priorities that will guide government policy for the next four years. Maintaining and strengthening the U.S. advantage as the world’s leading producer and refiner of oil and natural gas should be a top focus – not only for our energy security
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  • Could this water splitting invention power the world ? Part 2

    I received an email from Stefan from Overunity.com. in regards to our story on the  Petros Zografos water splitting technology. I have a lot of respect for Stefan and decided to post his latest video. All opinions are welcome here and although they may not agree with mine, they have a right to be published. As Gary Hendershot would say, you can then make up your own minds.
    Stefan Hartman What a BS article..
    See my latest Video on overunity.com from yesterterday…
    It consumes some
  • Zapp Works Batteries last 100 years

    One of the costs (and hurdles) when evaluating grid type batteries is the replacement cost every few years. The claim with the Zap Works Batteries is they last  100 years with 2% degradation. If this is the case then this could be a serious contender.
    The prices are reasonable at this stage if you take in life expectancy, and I am sure in mass production would come down and be very competitive.
    According to the website
    Compare this with more expensive deep-charge lead acid batteries. Discha
  • As Trump Signals A Rollback On Environmental Regulations, A New Jobs Report Indicates That May Not be Such A Good Idea

    President Trump’s regulatory freeze that halted four rules designed to promote greater energy efficiency appears to be just the first salvo in an ongoing plan to roll back environmental protections and slash environmental budgets. While that is obviously foolish from an environmental perspective, it is also problematic from an economic/job creation standpoint. As program director
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  • Could this water splitting invention power the world ?

    In the past there have been many claims regarding water powered engines and free energy. Stan Myers was one of the most famous. None of the past claims have ever been independently verified or successfully replicated.
    The problem is not splitting the water into hydrogen and oxygen, or to make a water gas (HHO). The problem is it takes more energy to produce the hydrogen from water than can be obtained from consuming it through combustion or a fuel cell.
    The latest claim that is receiving a lot o
  • How to to bring lithium-air batteries closer to practice

    Scientists from the Faculties of Materials Science and Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University, are working on improvement of lithium-air batteries, which can significantly exceed the key parameters of lithium-ion systems. The research results are available in the article, published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
    Electrochemical cells were used for study of the processes occurring in lithium-air batteries. CREDIT: Daniil Itkis
    Scientists and producers usually face a p
  • Despite Headwinds, Big Capital Continues To Flow Into Solar Projects, Processes And Startups

      A billion-dollar roundup of some of the bigger and more interesting solar deals so far this year.  Go ahead. Remove incentives for renewable energy. Leave climate change out of the argument entirely. Eviscerate the Department of Energy’s renewable programs. Replace science-based policy with oil-buddy cronyism and a disrespect for intelligence. Hell, make it illegal
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  • Next evolution in LED lighting

    A while ago we posted here another video from “Big Clive” on Youtube. Big Clive is well known – on YouTube, that is – for some quite excellent explanatory / investigative videos in all kinds of lighting and electronic appliances in general, and a pleasure to watch.
    The last video we posted was on a new generation of LED lamps. He’s now following up with a further development, or evolution so you wish, of the same. Quite interesting to see where the LED lighting tech
  • Gravity Powered Motors and other Free Energy Devices

    I have reviewed many devices over the years, some in person and others just over the internet. I am often asked do I know of any that work. The answer is no . I was reading up on another gravity motor claim when I came across this list. This is just the tip of the icebergSimon has posted some great papers on work and energy. To me, it really come down to some simple questions.
    Where does the energy come from?
    How was it measured
    Can it self run?
    I am considered a skeptic and have been called man
  • Five Far Reaching Opportunities To Modernize California Natural Gas Policy

    As he settles into his final two years as California’s longest-serving Governor, Jerry Brown has limited time to finalize his energy and climate policy legacy. Meanwhile, with a new crop of state legislators and two new appointees at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California has a fresh set of actors who will be actively
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  • Metallic hydrogen, once theory, becomes reality ?

    I have updated this post as the peer review has raised some doubts, see end of article.
    Thanks  Asterix) !
    The term Atomic Hydrogen is often used when people are trying to describe many fuel saving devices and free energy projects.  The real Atomic Hydrogen forms at extreme pressures. Solid molecular hydrogen breaks down, and the tightly bound molecules dissociate to transforms into atomic hydrogen, which is a metal.Harvard physicists succeed in creating ‘the holy grail
  • Metallic hydrogen, once theory, becomes reality

    The term Atomic Hydrogen is often used when people are trying to describe many fuel saving devices and free energy projects.  The real Atomic Hydrogen forms at extreme pressures. Solid molecular hydrogen breaks down, and the tightly bound molecules dissociate to transforms into atomic hydrogen, which is a metal.Harvard physicists succeed in creating ‘the holy grail of high-pressure physics’
    Nearly a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists have succeeded in creati
  • Will Astana Displace Geneva In The Syrian Peace Process?

    The circumstances of the Russian-sponsored peace conference raise several concerns, but failure to participate could signal acquiescence to Moscow’s plans in Syria and further U.S. withdrawal from the Middle East. On January 23, Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, will host a conference on Syria sponsored by Russia, Iran, and Turkey. The meeting’s timing, locale, invite
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