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Earth movement and physical vacuum energy harness

  1. Jan 4, 2012 #1
    Could we harness energy from Earth movement relative to physical vacuum?
    Earth is moving around Sun with speed of 30 km/sec.
    Also there exist force of Casimir and similar effects.
    If we have some body (for example a ball) which is moving in some media
    (for example water) then to harness energy from such movement we need
    to build a turbine on the ball wich would be able to interact with water and
    rotate around its own axle.
    What could be such analog of a turbine which would be able to interact with
    physical vacuum?
     
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  3. Jan 5, 2012 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    No.

    The vacuum is not a medium like water ... it is the opposite of a medium.
    The closest I've seen is something like this Gyrogenerator (2nd on that page). Spot the flaw.
     
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  5. Jan 6, 2012 #4

    Simon Bridge

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    I am very familiar with it.
    What of it? Still does not mean that vacuum is a medium in the sense that water is.

    What did you have in mind - some sort of paddle-wheel attached to an orbiting body that turns as the body moves with respect to the zero-field?
    How about something more like this one?
    Did you follow the link - the machine-puzzle there purports to work by slowing the rotation of the Earth, turning some of that energy to work.
    That is very similar to the kind of thing you have described - do you understand how it is supposed to work and why it won't?

    Your question has been answered - current thinking is that you cannot exploit the vacuum energy or orbital motion to do useful work.
    There is no possible device that is to the vacuum that a water-wheel is to water.
    Come up with a concrete question and we'll talk again.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2012
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