Thursday, February 07, 2008


Perpetual Motion, a concept long considered impossible to achieve except in the minds of demented quacks stating they "have one" in the "lab" that never seems to work when tested may actually turn out to be possible if this Physorg piece is to be believed .."Thane Heins´ "Perepiteia" generator seems to turn magnetic friction into a magnetic boost, causing the motor to accelerate in a positive feedback loop."

To start the ball rolling, "Heins did an experiment: he overloaded the generator to get a current, which typically causes the wire coil to build up a large electromagnetic field. Usually, this kind of electromagnetic field creates an effect called "Back EMF" due to the so-called Lenz's law. The effect should repel the spinning magnets on the rotor, and slow them down until the motor stops completely, in accordance with the law of conservation.

But instead of stopping, the rotor began to accelerate. Heins recounts that the first time it happened, the magnets starting flying off and hitting the walls, as he ducked for cover. "

Click on the YouTube video to see how Hein's
Perepiteia Generator works. Who knows, maybe there is a ghost in the machine after all.

Click here to go to Potential Difference, the company Thane C. Hein formed to get the Perepiteia Generator out into the real world.

"Now, my suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose - J.B.S. Haldane.,
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