New Energy Technologies: What Can We Believe?
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 18:04:23 EST
presented by Prof. Garret Moddel, University of Colorado at Boulder at the 33nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration, San Francisco, June 5-7, 2014 (video recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnWcqNfHscg)
R.V. Comment: Dr. Moddel is interested in set up a private lab to look deeply into these energy ideas from an advocate orientation rather then a debunking orientation. The theory is that the debunkers look for any reason not to examine things further and shut down a field of study while the advocates try very hard to see if an idea has merit. In other words, they give an idea an honest hard look by competent unbiased scientists until they determine if it works or not and why.
Visit his Quantum Engineering Laboratory page and check Research Areas topics.
Under the ZERO-POINT ENERGY TECHNOLOGY you also find links to very interesting papers and presentations/videos, such as: "Assessment of proposed electromagnetic quantum vacuum energy extraction methods".
Abstract: In research articles and patents several methods have been proposed for the extraction of zero-point energy from the vacuum. None has been reliably demonstrated, but the proposals remain largely unchallenged. In this paper the feasibility of these methods is assessed in terms of underlying thermodynamics principles of equilibrium, detailed balance, and conservation laws. The methods are separated into three classes: nonlinear processing of the zero-point field, mechanical extraction using Casimir cavities, and the pumping of atoms through Casimir cavities. The first two approaches are shown to violate thermodynamics principles, and therefore appear not to be feasible, no matter how innovative their execution. The third approach does not appear to violate these principles.