My “free” energy machine based off of you tube’s lifehack2012

I recently came across a video on YouTube that claimed you can make 6.5 volts of electricity from a powerful HDD magnet and two coils of wire. I decided to study the measurements of the device and research the scientific principle behind such technology. What I found is a stationary magnet can not produce energy when sitting near a coil. It is only when the coil moves in the opposite direction of the magnetic field that any energy can be produced. Be that as it may, scientific principals have been found to be wrong on occasion so I decided to reproduce this experiment for myself to see if I could reproduce the results scene in the following video.

I made my device to the same specifications as the one depicted in the video. I got the measurements for the coils by counting the number of pixels in a close up shot with a photo editor and converting it to centimeters and millimeters. I quickly noticed that the spacing of the coils on the device depicted was far from perfect but I made mine perfect as to improve upon design.  I then made the second coil with less precision than the larger coil though in the experiment in question these coils were arbitrarily done. So, I figure this must not matter too much. I ensured that the large coil was exactly 8 windings because lifehack2012 said in the comments that this is very important. I made the second smaller coil about 4 and a half turns as depicted in the video. I soldered the two coils together at the fourth winding on the large coil so that the end of the short coil is attached to the winding at a 90 degree angle. I then attached the magnet with hot glue to the opposite side of the coil as depicted in the video. There was no voltage coming from the ends of the large coil the hypothesis of free energy was proven false as expected. However, I continued to experiment with the device using different sized coils, and different spacings between the coils, as well as the distance of the magnet from the coil and even the coils shape and conformation. This did little to help the experiment. This device was a failure and a video hoax adding to the old saying ” if its too good to be true, it probably is”. :P

here is my video of the device in question that I built:

My Interview with Charles Stevens – An Update on Laser Powered Cars

Last night I had a conversation with  “doctor” Charles Stevens about his invention the thorium laser powered car. In our discussion we talked about my invention, and how his invention was completely different from mine and he went on to tell me how his invention might work in the future.  Here is how the conversation when along.

He started out  the conversation by saying that his invention does not use a laser in the traditional sense of a focused beam of light. He said that this was a misconception by the reporters who had published articles about his invention on the internet. Instead, he thinks that if one was able to heat the element thorium enough it would become sub critical and start releasing electrons in the form of heat. Thorium would then start decaying into an isotope of lead. During this decaying process  thorium produces heat and when placed in water it creates steam. The steam could then be pressurized like in a pressure cooker. From this point the pressurized steam could be released to directly power anything you could think of. His idea would be to power a turbine that is connected to a generator to power say a car. He claimed his current system would be about the size of a small refrigerator and could produce 10 kilowatts of electricity. He said this would be enough to power a small home but there is possibility to connect multiple systems together or to make a larger system to power larger buildings. I stopped him here to ask him about some pretty obvious problems with this type of system if it was to be implemented.

I first asked about the spent thorium we will have after it has finished decaying to a radio active isotope of lead. He responded by saying that this isotope of lead is much more valuable then its thorium counter part because it can be used by the medical community to test for and treat cancer. He also mentioned the probability of the lead being recycled in other ways like recharging it back to uranium or thorium again but the technology to do such a thing does not exist yet. I then proceeded  to ask him about the problem of excess heat that this type of reactor would give off. He then told me then he would channel this heat with what I presume would be some sort of heat sinks into a type of dehumidifier. This dehumidifier would then produce condensation and create cool drinking water by sucking out the moister from the air around it. He also stated that this dehumidifier could act as a type of air scrubber that could clean the air ” thus solving all of modern mans problems of having clean air, clean water, and energy”.

I then asked him why his product has not been put out into the world yet. He replied “there was too much red tape to cut through and too many laws to follow. ” he went on to say that the lobbyists and the president would rather turn a blind eye to this technology in favor of other EV’s and solar energy. he went on to say he would like to market his technology to third world countries that have much larger problems with clean water, air and energy but for now his dream of a laser power car has been put on the back burner.

I then asked him about my laser project that I have been tinkering with. He has taken a look at it and did not think it would work for two reasons. The first being the solar collector laser would not produce the same power as the solid state laser in the video. He also went on to say that he helped review that project with the laser propulsion craft and even with a solid state laser the craft was not capable of lifting anything other than itself off the ground and it was very unstable. Thus, the cones could not power a crank shaft directly.

Our conversation then ended here and he finished by saying that he “appreciated my ideas and if more people would get their head in the game the world would be a better place.”

Though after researching more about Dr. Charles Stevens I could not find any reliable credentials to confirm he was in fact a doctor at all. I do believe he has some amazing ideas that he has shared with the world and I think that if more people would just think out side of the box and “get their head in the game” so to speak I think we would be living in our imagined future sooner rather than later.

References:

My laser power car idea can be scene at the following link http://www.juliansportfolio.com/My_Projects.html

Charels Stevens website can be found  here http://laserpowersystems.com/

Here is an example of the decay of thorium to lead wich any chemist can say is true

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Thorium_decay_chain_from_lead-212_to_lead-208.svg

Here is an article from a reliable source explaining the potential for thorium based fuel

http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/te_1349_web.pdf

International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) website http://www.iaea.org/About/index.html

Some New Information on Laser Power Alternative Fuel

I found an article about a man who has a similar idea to mine about laser power for the future you can read about him on his business’s website here http://laserpowersystems.com/ I shot him an email today I hope he responds to me soon.  Here is a link to my ideas on how to use lasers as an alternative fuel. http://www.juliansportfolio.com/My_Projects.html

Here is an amazing article about a scientist that is working on the medicinal and magical properties of spider silk. http://gu.com/p/3dx6h In it professor Fritz Vollrath tells about his discovery of how our own human cells grow along the spider silk as if it were our own collagen and how he found a way to melt the webs to forge them into a plastic like material that can be used to make anything from knee joints to artificial hearts.

Spider Silk to Cure Wounds, Heal Nerves, and Fix Brain Damage

Researching a New Cheaper Way to Screen for Respiratory Virus

I am working on a new way to detect a respiratory virus by doing a cell count on a nasopharyngeal swab that has been vortexed in a saline solution. A drop of this solution can be placed on a slide and stained with wright stain. I think the number of epithelial cells present on this slide is inversely proportional to the amount of virus present in the specimen and the amount of lymphocytes is directly proportional to the amount of virus present in the specimen. This test would cut the cost of screening for virus during the winter down to almost nothing. If virus is detected a more expensive reflex test could be preformed like influenza IgG, IgM, or IFA so that Tamiflu can be prescribed to the immunocompromised. If no virus is present then there is no need to preform and expensive test. I will be devising an experiment to test this hypothesis for now here is some interesting preliminary discoveries that I have made.

The following images are fields of one nasopharyngeal slide stained with Write stain that was positive for influenza A. Notice that  the few epithelial cells that are present in the fields have been destroyed either by the virus or by cytotoxic effects from interferon’s. Also note the many leukocytes present in these fields.

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The following images are fields of one nasopharyngeal slide stained with Write stain that was negative for viral infection. Notice that  the epithelial cells that are present are large and healthy and note the rarity of leukocytes when compared to the positive specimen.

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Healthcare Innovation Contest

Hello all I am going to enter the Healthcare innovation contest this year. My idea is based on the fact that the flu virus and other respiratory viruses activate interferon’s that result in cell death by cytotoxic T-cells reducing the cell count in the nasal cavity, and the fact that bacterial infections could have he opposite effect because of the emergence of macrophages to clear the infection. It has also been noted that bacterial infection due to the clearing of mucus secreting epithelial cells is a rare but could cause problems in this test.  I am going to preform an experiment to test this hypothesis. I will be using nasopharyngeal, and sputum specimens to preform cell counts on individuals with confirmed influenza, on healthy patients, and on patients with a bacterial infection like strep A. I will preform the cell count with a Wright stain and a high powered light microscope. I will then compare the positive flu sputum to the healthy and bacterial infected sputum,  and will do the same with the nasopharyngeal specimens. I will try to get a minimum of thirty samples so that my error rate can be within three significant figures.  If my hypothesis is correct this can be used as an at home or field screening tool for respiratory viral and bacterial infections by using the cell phone cytometer developed by by Aydogan Ozcan’s group at University of California, Los Angeles (Anal. Chem., Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/ac201587a) and described by this article http://www.labtimes.org/labtimes/trick/tricks/2011_05.lasso

My research can also lead to a cheaper method of screening for respiratory viral and bacterial infections by removing the need for costly test kits and instrumentation and instead using already established instrumentation like the iris from iris diagnostic. Some might say that the viscosity of sputum is too great and will clog the instrument but this can easily be overcome with the use of sputolysum.

here is a link to the contest I am entering http://ceshealth.com/

References:

http://www.medicinenet.com/interferon/article.htm

http://pathmicro.med.sc.edu/mhunt/flu.htm

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/cells/viruses/influenzavirus.html

http://www.labtimes.org/labtimes/trick/tricks/2011_05.lasso

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/340?fmt_view=mobile