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    A thought experiment: Light in a mirrored box?

    Not something one could build in there home but interesting none the less. Of course building a sealed tunnel of that size and then evacuating all the air from it would be challenging and hardly seems worth doing for an expirment with fairly perdictable results no matter how much disposable...
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    Removing a stuck object

    This thread wins. My initial impression was to use some brake parts cleaner and light it like someone already suggested but I probably would not have wanted to eat the pudding after that. I think an electromagnet would have been the only method that would not have damaged the pudding in...
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    Method for storing infinite energy?

    You win. I see now what I was missing. The event horizon of the black hole/particle combination would expand to the size of the entire universe if the objects were imbued with infinite energy... Thus making the apparent volume infinite. Still interesting that such a large amount of energy...
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    Method for storing infinite energy?

    The flywheel idea is used in electrical generation... Big drums spun to 300,000rpm. However it would have a finite speed and VERY limited energy storage capacity compared to even a small amount of energy stored in the black hole "battery" (ie an amount that DOESN'T increase its gravity to the...
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    A thought experiment: Light in a mirrored box?

    Yep... Would bound around forever. I have often wondered if it would be possible to make one perfect enough that it would still contain visible light after some amount of time that humans would preceive is significant. Say 10 seconds. Kind of doubt it... Even air would attenuate it do some...
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    Method for storing infinite energy?

    Of course... This is simply a hypothetical conversation. A battery that weighs anywhere from about as much as the moon to infinity depending on how much energy you put in it is not at the top of anyones list of most desired inventions anyway no matter what kind of capacity it may have...
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    Method for storing infinite energy?

    The volume would increase but only slightly up until the event horizon was touching the orbit of the particles (at which point they would need to have infinite energy to remain in orbit). This increase in volume would not be proportional to the increase in mass. Regarding your side note: Not...
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    Storing Lightning Energy

    I am guessing lightening contains more power than you are estimating. It can cause quite an energetic bit of destruction... Wikipedia says a "vigorous" lightening bolt emits about 1Mw per meter... How much you can capture by having it strike an apparatus is unknown but it must be a pretty decent...
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    Method for storing infinite energy?

    So essentially there is nothing preventing one from doing this aside from the inconvinient consequences of having the newly infinite mass object destroy the universe? Seriously though their is no way to GET infinite energy to add to the "battery" but you could add a very large amount...
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    Method for storing infinite energy?

    It makes my brain want to explode. Energy and mass are equivelent so how can you store infinite mass in finite volume? Also would it really begin to have infinite mass as the particles orbital velocity approached c? I guess they would be going that speed from the frame of reference of...
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    Good old fashion beer drinkin' physics help settle the bet

    1. Airplane will always sustain more damage the faster it goes. 2. Having never tried this I cannot say for sure but I do have lots of expirience with high vacuum as the company where I work uses vacuum in many processes. Based on its effects on anything else I am 99% sure that both the...
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    Compact fluorescent light bulb in microwave

    I believe it works like a faraday cage: Any holes in the microwave window are smaller than the wavelength of the micro waves (which is probably around 12 or 13cm). This is because the window has a piece of metal over it with lots of little holes in it.
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    Method for storing infinite energy?

    Thoughts? This question is irritating me... Soon I will head down to the local university and corner a physicist.
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    Applications of Resonance in Real Life, Example?

    How could that collapes be caused by resonance?? Wouldn't there have to be energy input at the resonant frequency of the structure... About .2hx from the look of the video. What would the source of this energy be? Only thing I can think of is an earthquake since it seems pretty implausible...
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    Storing Lightning Energy

    Personally I think any electronic device would be damaged. I work for a company that manufactures CRTs (amoung other things) and even the puny amount of storaged energy in a 40KV high voltage power supply is extremely difficult to deal with when sharp transients (such as arcing) occur... I tried...
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    Method for storing infinite energy?

    Why would you have to supply energy to keep the particles orbiting? Things orbit earth without a constant supply of energy... The moom comes to mind. Of course their orbit would eventually decay by losses of some sort (running into other particles that were still in there becase of imperfect...
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    Method for storing infinite energy?

    The title sounds impossible and that is exactly what I presume this idea is which is why I am here... I thought of this the other night and it should be impossible but I am not sure which of the many "laws" which collectively tell us there is no such thing as a free lunch prohibit this from...
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