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The searl effect generator

  1. Sep 27, 2006 #1
    I don't know much about physics, but I'm wondering how this machine actually works ?

    It produces electrical power from the quantum energy field of space.
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  3. Sep 27, 2006 #2
    It doesn't take a quantum physicist to figure out how this one works:
    step 1. create flashy publication to attract "investments"
    step 2. there is no step 2.
  4. Sep 28, 2006 #3


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    Gosh, why didn't I think of that? :tongue:

    Just to make it clear, there is no free lunch. There are no rogue physicists out there actually generating electric power from quantum fields. Don't let their gobbledegook deceive you... such false claims are very common. There are even people who use the internet to make money from trusting souls.

    P.S. Yes, there is a quantum field which permeates space. It is sometimes called vacuum energy or zero point field. It consists of what is known as "virtual" particles. But there is no way to extract useful energy from it, because conservation of energy still applies as an overriding principle.
  5. Sep 28, 2006 #4
    But if they are claiming that this machine works, how does it do it then ?

    they say somewhere on their website that it extracts useful energy from it using law of the squares.
    So isn't it actually transferring energy from one form to another ?
  6. Sep 28, 2006 #5


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    It doesn't.

    Read DrChinese again.

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  8. Sep 28, 2006 #7
    What does conservation of energy have to do with it ? I don't understand.
  9. Sep 28, 2006 #8

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