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Harvesting Electricity from Normal Movement

The simplest example of the “triboelectric effect” is rubbing a balloon against hair or scuffing shoes across a carpet to produce static electricity. When this is combined with induction, it becomes possible to harvest electric power using charge transfer between two thin films that have different tribo-electric polarities. As we learn to integrate this process […]

Superfluids Can Become Supersolids

When the isotopes Helium-3 and Helium-4 are cooled to extremely low temperatures, they become liquid and exhibit superfluid properties. This means they have a viscosity near zero and can flow without losing kinetic energy. A vortex created while a fluid is in this state will continue to rotate without dissipating. Under low temperatures and pressures, […]

Making Metallic Hydrogen

Hydrogen is the simplest atom, composed of a single proton in the center and a single electron around the edge. We think of it in a natural form as a gas, but at low temperatures (-423 F) it will liquefy. Once it’s in liquid form, adding a lot of pressure (5 million atm) can force […]

Sell Mexico Solar Power Generated by Trumps Wall

Implementing this idea will be subject to political winds. But it raises the concept of using other pieces of infrastructure to collect solar power. Roads, railroad tracks, power lines, pipelines, and more structures in our society negotiate “right of way” contracts to use the land. We could be using all of these to both collect […]

Superconducting Graphene

Graphene is an arrangement of carbon atoms into a thin flat sheet that has extraordinary strength as well as being flexible and a conductor of electric current. This would seem to make it an ideal medium for electronic components. Researchers are now working to add superconductivity to the list of attributes associated with graphene. Graphene’s […]

The Creation of Dimensions

Before our universe was created, there was nothing and there was everything, because they were the same thing and there was no way to distinguish between everything and nothing. In a place of singularity, all time and space, and all energy and matter, exist together and simultaneously. In order to create something new and different, […]

The Soul of the Universe

The soul is often defined as a spiritual component, but with few specifics beyond that. The word, “spiritual” implies a lacking of physical aspects, and implies a fuzzy combination of mental, emotional, and “other” non-physical aspects. Trying to define it further usually invokes circular definition chains that lead into religious beliefs and then return to […]

Vortex Wind Generator Wiggles

Vortex bladeless wind generators respond to air movement by vibrating and oscillating as eddy currents curl around them. The motion created in the masts can be harnessed to produce electricity, using a linear alternator. This greatly reduces the cost of energy capture. Vortex Bladeless Wind Generator. – [youtube.com] Vortex Bladeless: a wind generator without blades […]

Some of Us Need to Get Off This Planet

There are too many ways for the existence of our entire species to be threatened without good recourse as long as we’re all on a single planet. We need to diversify our locations and provide alternative responses for survival. An asteroid strike, a gamma ray bombardment, a super volcano, an accident from bio-genetic tinkering, a […]

How Multiple Universes Might Form

Our universe seems to be expanding. Based on this observation, we conclude that it probably originated from a dense single “spot” or singularity. The “Big Bang” theory is often presented as a rapidly expanding “blob of stuff”, that spreads out across a static framework of space and time. It makes sense to consider that the […]