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  •  As they say, this is not even wrong (13+ / 0-)

    I do apologize, I don't want to be mean, but your researches went completely awry. You have the right idea. Look it up, but you should be careful of your sources. For example...

    The motionless electromagnetic generator (MEG) was built by Tom Bearden. Allegedly, the device can eventually sustain its operation in addition to powering a load without application of external electrical power. Bearden claimed that it didn't violate the first law of thermodynamics because it extracted vacuum energy from the immediate environment.[37] Critics dismiss this theory and consider that it's just a perpetual motion machine with an unscientific rationalization.[37][38][39][40][41] Science writer Martin Gardner said that Bearden's physics theories, compiled in the self-published book Energy from the Vacuum, are considered "howlers" by physicists, and that his doctorate title was obtained from a diploma mill.[37] Bearden then founded and directed the Alpha Foundation's Institute for Advanced Study (AIAS) to further propagate his theories. This group has published papers in established physics journals and in books published by leading publishing houses, but one analysis lamented these publications because the texts were "full of misconceptions and misunderstandings concerning the theory of the electromagnetic field."[42] When Bearden was awarded U.S. Patent 6,362,718 in 2002, skeptic Robert Park complained so loudly that the American Physics Society issued a statement against the granting.[40] The United States Patent and Trademark Office said that it would reexamine the patent and change the way it recruits examiners, and re-certify examiners on a regular basis, to prevent similar patents from being granted again.

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