I recently received a short sample of an interview with famed Tesla biographer and colleague, Marc Seifer. He describes the deal that Nikola Tesla made with J.P. Morgan for the wireless communication across the Atlantic, in the Joseph Sikorsky crowd-funded documentary, "
Tower to the People
" in this clip:
For those interested in more biographical information, the
is a great and maybe the best one hour show of the life of Nikola Tesla. Why mention all of this? Well, IRI has received an offer to publish a grand 250-page resource text on Tesla's wireless power transmission with all of the world's experts contributing to it, entitled, Nikola Tesla's Electricity Unplugged which will be available through Adventures Unlimited Press this Fall. Finally, the truth about the physics of Tesla's wireless electricity will be available to the public.
In other news, Buffalo, NY is the heart of a new venture by Elon Musk and relatives called
SolarCity, the country's leading supplier of solar panels,
to be built on top of the old, abandoned Republic Steel property just south of downtown. Bringing its China operations home, it is nicknamed the "gigafactory" because the plan is to help the US add gigawatts of energy to its already impressive 18.3 gigawatts of solar power as of the end of 2014. Besides the linked MIT article on SolarCity, there is an MIT Energy Initiative called
"The Future of Solar Energy"
from May, 2015 available online. Want more information?
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Talking about energy, plan on attending the world's largest conference on
Energy Harvesting to be held in Santa Clara
November 18-19, 2015
with 200 exhibitors and 3000 attendees. Energy harvesting is now big business since so much waste electromagnetic and thermal energy is available everywhere you look.
This month we have Story #1 with a short summary of our joint Conference on Future Energy (COFE) which was the seventh such conference held this year in Albuquerque NM, along with the ExtraOrdinary Science conference.
Individual DVDs from the conference are available from our IRI website
in case you missed the first public disclosure of inertial propulsion used on the Space Station and satellites, inside info on the Papp Engine, and the latest analysis of Tesla's wireless energy transmission by Dr. Nick Simos.
Story #2 gives a new insight into an energy saving use for high voltage electric plasma. If you see a tractor trailer glowing in the night on the highway, it is the plasma glow purple reducing drag in a similar way that Northup and the AF Research Lab has done on military aircraft to reduce turbulence and induce laminar flow of air.
Story #3 tells people who wonder how future energy can benefit them now how to build a small fusion reactor for home use...maybe. With a tenfold boost in power, an MIT team expect that for the first time, we may have a high performance fusion reactor soon to provide power for 100,000 people.
Story #4 continues the latest popular trend of energy harvesting by describing in detail how to layer flexible electronics to create a supercapacitor and a solar cell with self-healing abilities. It is the first success in connecting flexible energy devices directly without using any conducting wires or circuits.
Story #5 is a practical article about the new emerging trend in homes and buildings that produce more power than they consume. Of course, it is in Germany where there is no limit on how much electricity a person can sell back to the power company to make money.
Heliotrope is the name
of one of the world's first energy-positive homes that can generate up to five times the power that they need.
Story #6 uses phase-change material to provide thermal power for cooling in India. It is unusual that it does not require any electricity input to work.
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1) COFE7 Conference a Great Success!
Integrity Research Institute Press Release August 2015
The Seventh Conference on Future Energy was held on July 30 through August 1st,
and featured 14
speakers who presented on
a wide array of new-energy technologies, emerging renewables, advanced future energy concepts, advanced propulsion concepts and bioelectromagnetics. This conference was educational, entertaining and useful to all attendees, which included government, military, academic delegates as well as energy scientists, entrepreneurs and inventors from all over the world.
|Dr. Nick Simos Plenary Presentation at COFE7
Integrity Research Institute (IRI) has the tradition of presenting the best and latest energy discoveries whether in the technical, environmental, space and human health areas. These are the hallmark of our conferences and all of us at IRI were very happy to host our The Seventh International Conference on Future Energy (COFE7) which provided the latest developments on Energy, Propulsion and Bioenergetics with superb speakers together who traveled far and wide to attend. Our Venue was the Conference Center at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The speakers included an impressive list from many disciplines and areas such as: Boeing Propulsion and Space scientists, Aerospace companies, University professors , and private entrepreneurs.
The morning of the first day was opened with a presentation by our Institute's President, Thomas Valone, who welcomed all atendees and gave an overview of all the presentations. He then presented his talk on "Latest Updates on Future Energy Technologies"
The following presentation was by Ryan Wood, CEO of Aerospace Com, presenting on the controversial PAPP Engine, a well researched and thourough presentation.
To follow on the same vein, William Alek gave a excellent presentation entitled: Revealing Antigravity Technology, with amazing pictures and diagrams of the Bell UFO by Germans in 1940s.
The afternoon presentations opened with Mike Weiner, giving a amazing presentation on
Stephen Weingandt presented on a groundbreaking technology that helps with car mileage and water irrigation.
To close the day, Moray King gave his amazing presention of ThunderClouds and Zero Point Energy.
The next day, the first presentation was by Dr Robert DeBiase on " Asymmetric Force from Casimir Plate Experiment", presenting groundbreaking findings on this intriguing effect.
Following on Casimir forces, Carlos Hernriques from Portugal presented his Master's degree Thesis Project: on Casimir Forces and ZPF.
Then two entrepreneurs, Marc Cuthbert and Rolland Gregg presented on the Reid Crystal Cell Vacuum energy Electron Pump of Marcus Reid.
| Dr. Panting presenting her lecture.
The afternoon opened with Dr. Thorsten Ludwig, from Germany presenting his latest findings on the "Single Atom Intention Experiment."
Then, our Executive Director, Jacqueline Panting presented her bioelectronic energy talk on "The Importance of NanoSecond Pulsed Electric and Electromagnetic Fields", showing how the nano second rising is needed for activating many cells processes, including the 911 repair protein HSP70 to heal and resolve inflammation at the cellular and tissue levels. A historical review of Electrotherapy devices was also given, as well as many scientific papers proving the efficacy of the PEFs and PEMFs fields, specifically in the nanosecond range.
|Dr. Valone and Eng, Mike Gamble
Cloing our event was the amazing presentation by Mike Gamble, of first public disclosed use of Gyros and Inertial Propulsion by BOEING, in all their Space Satellites. IRI has been advocating the use of gyros and inertial propulsion for the past 2 decades and it was rewarding to see that they are usable for propulsion, especially in the vacuum. Mr Gamble who has worked for BOEING for over thirty years, gave an historical and scientific review of the gyros, presenting pictures never before seen by the public, many going back to 1960s and 1970s. All in the crowd were astounded at his revelations.
He gave a second presentaion as a Joint Plenary on Saturday, disclosing even more information on space propulsion.
All who attended COFE7 carried
back with them the latest and most invaluable information on Energy, Propulsion and Bioenergetics.IF you would like to order the any of the presentations, please order them on our
First picture shows Dr. Valone discussing the Papp engine with Dannel Roberts who worked with Josef Papp.
The next picture shows our IRI booth and that of Elixa Inc. distributors of many health devices, including our EM Pulser and the Osteopad.
Also far right is a picture of one of our presenters, Dr. Thorsten Ludwig, with a COFE attendee,
And the last picture showing some of the exhibit area at COFE7.
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- Thomas Valone PhD - V-Track Spiral Magnet Motor Development
- Ryan Wood - Detailed Analysis of Papp Engine
- William Alek - Revealing AntiGravity Technology
- Mike Weiner - My Career as Electrodevice Entrepeneur
- Steven Weigandt MS - New Solutions for Car Mileage, Irrigation & More
- Moray King - ThunderClouds & Zero Point Energy
- Robert DeBiase - Asymmetric Force from Casimir Plate Experiment
- Carlos Hendriques - Master's Degree Proj: Casimir Forces and Zero Point Energy
- Marcus Reid - Reid Crystal Cell Vacuum Energy Electron Pump
- Dr. Thorsten Ludwig - Single Atom Intention Experiment
- Jacqueline Panting - The Importance of Nanosencond Electric and Electromagnetic Fields
- Mike Gamble - History of Boeing's Control Moment Gyroscope
- Thomas Valone PhD - V-Track Spiral Magnet Motor Dev (Joint Session with Tesla Tech Conf)
- Nikolaos Simos, PhD - Classical Tesla Wireless Energy (Joint Session)
- Mike Gamble - State of Art Inertial Propulsion (Joint Session)
2) Plasma takes Drag out of Trucks and Air travel
By David Hambling, MIT Technology Review, 08-01-15
YOU'RE driving down the motorway at night when you pass a truck that's glowing purple. Don't worry, it isn't leaking toxic chemicals: it just has a clever way of reducing drag by using plasma.
Trucks are sometimes fitted with devices such as spoilers to reduce drag. Panels underneath the body are known as "side skirts", while "rear tail fairings" are fitted to the back.
Billions of dollars in fuel could be saved annually if they were fitted to every truck in the US alone, but the devices have drawbacks. They sometimes need to be removed for loading, for example.
"They are only good for one speed range and they might contribute to drag in other speed ranges," says Pranay Bajjuri, co-founder of Plasma Stream Technologies in Bettendorf, Iowa. "They are bulky and the additional weight directly impacts on fuel efficiency."
So he and his colleagues are working on making trucks more aerodynamic by using plasma actuators, which would be fitted in place of spoilers and fairings.
These are essentially two copper plates separated by a layer of Teflon, developed at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, where researchers have been
working on trying to reduce drag on aeroplanes
. When a current is passed through the actuators, they produce charged plasma, which affects airflow. This delays flow separation, where the airflow detaches from the vehicle's surface and becomes turbulent, producing drag. The actuators would turn on and off as needed, controlled by a speed sensor.
Bajjuri claims that a plasma actuator system for a truck would cost about $2500 and should give fuel savings of around 15 per cent, paying for itself in months. Actuators don't need to be removed every time the truck is loaded and unloaded and can even be painted. The only side effect is the faint purple glow.
"Streamlining a truck with the system will pay for itself in months. The only side effect is the glow"
The aerodynamics of trucks is bad, says Hyeok-bin Kwon of the Korea National University of Transportation in Chungju, whose own work uses plasma to streamline high-speed trains. Fortunately it's easier to reduce drag on a truck than on a train, he says, because there are so many are many shape modifications you can use.
Bajjuri's team is working to optimise the system for trucks before wind tunnel tests later this year.
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3) Little Fusion Reactor Can Power the World
By Maddie Stone, Future Energy, Gizmodo August 2015
It's an old joke that many fusion scientists have grown tired of hearing: Practical nuclear fusion power plants are just 30 years away - and always will be.
But now, finally, the joke may no longer be true: Advances in magnet technology have enabled researchers at MIT to propose a new design for a practical compact tokamak fusion reactor - and it's one that might be realized in as little as a decade, they say. The era of practical fusion power, which could offer a nearly inexhaustible energy resource, may be coming near.
Using these new commercially available superconductors, rare-earth barium copper oxide (REBCO) superconducting tapes, to produce high-magnetic field coils "just ripples through the whole design," says Dennis Whyte, a professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and director of MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center. "It changes the whole thing."
The stronger magnetic field makes it possible to produce the required magnetic confinement of the superhot plasma - that is, the working material of a fusion reaction - but in a much smaller device than those previously envisioned. The reduction in size, in turn, makes the whole system less expensive and faster to build, and also allows for some ingenious new features in the power plant design. The proposed reactor, using a tokamak (donut-shaped) geometry that is widely studied, is described in a paper in the journal Fusion Engineering and Design, co-authored by Whyte, PhD candidate Brandon Sorbom, and 11 others at MIT. The paper started as a design class taught by Whyte and became a student-led project after the class ended.
Power plant prototype
The new reactor is designed for basic research on fusion and also as a potential prototype power plant that could produce significant power. The basic reactor concept and its associated elements are based on well-tested and proven principles developed over decades of research at MIT and around the world, the team says.
"The much higher magnetic field," Sorbom says, "allows you to achieve much higher performance."
Fusion, the nuclear reaction that powers the sun, involves fusing pairs of hydrogen atoms together to form helium, accompanied by enormous releases of energy. The hard part has been confining the superhot plasma - a form of electrically charged gas - while heating it to temperatures hotter than the cores of stars. This is where the magnetic fields are so important-they effectively trap the heat and particles in the hot center of the device.
While most characteristics of a system tend to vary in proportion to changes in dimensions, the effect of changes in the magnetic field on fusion reactions is much more extreme: The achievable fusion power increases according to the fourth power of the increase in the magnetic field. Thus, doubling the field would produce a 16-fold increase in the fusion power. "Any increase in the magnetic field gives you a huge win," Sorbom says.
Tenfold boost in power
While the new superconductors do not produce quite a doubling of the field strength, they are strong enough to increase fusion power by about a factor of 10 compared to standard superconducting technology, Sorbom says. This dramatic improvement leads to a cascade of potential improvements in reactor design.
The world's most powerful planned fusion reactor, a huge device called ITER that is under construction in France, is expected to cost around $40 billion. Sorbom and the MIT team estimate that the new design, about half the diameter of ITER (which was designed before the new superconductors became available), would produce about the same power at a fraction of the cost and in a shorter construction time.
But despite the difference in size and magnetic field strength, the proposed reactor, called ARC, is based on "exactly the same physics" as ITER, Whyte says. "We're not extrapolating to some brand-new regime," he adds.
Another key advance in the new design is a method for removing the the fusion power core from the donut-shaped reactor without having to dismantle the entire device. That makes it especially well-suited for research aimed at further improving the system by using different materials or designs to fine-tune the performance.
In addition, as with ITER, the new superconducting magnets would enable the reactor to operate in a sustained way, producing a steady power output, unlike today's experimental reactors that can only operate for a few seconds at a time without overheating of copper coils.
Another key advantage is that most of the solid blanket materials used to surround the fusion chamber in such reactors are replaced by a liquid material that can easily be circulated and replaced, eliminating the need for costly replacement procedures as the materials degrade over time.
"It's an extremely harsh environment for [solid] materials," Whyte says, so replacing those materials with a liquid could be a major advantage.
Right now, as designed, the reactor should be capable of producing about three times as much electricity as is needed to keep it running, but the design could probably be improved to increase that proportion to about five or six times, Sorbom says. So far, no fusion reactor has produced as much energy as it consumes, so this kind of net energy production would be a major breakthrough in fusion technology, the team says.
The design could produce a reactor that would provide electricity to about 100,000 people, they say. Devices of a similar complexity and size have been built within about five years, they say.
"Fusion energy is certain to be the most important source of electricity on earth in the 22nd century, but we need it much sooner than that to avoid catastrophic global warming," says David Kingham, CEO of Tokamak Energy Ltd. in the UK, who was not connected with this research. "This paper shows a good way to make quicker progress," he says.
The MIT research, Kingham says, "shows that going to higher magnetic fields, an MIT speciality, can lead to much smaller (and hence cheaper and quicker-to-build) devices." The work is of "exceptional quality," he says; "the next step ... would be to refine the design and work out more of the engineering details, but already the work should be catching the attention of policy makers, philanthropists and private investors."
The research was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.
E-Cat Patent granted.
4) Energy Devices Go Wireless
By Energy Harvesting Journal, August 2015
Scientists in China have developed a new method for connecting energy devices without using wires. Not only are the devices easy to make, they continue to work even when bent or twisted - a vital trait for flexible electronics.
Traditionally, energy devices involve modules connected in a series by electrically conducting wires. Although this is the standard system, fabricating such devices is complicated and costly, and the risk of short circuits means these devices also pose a serious safety hazard.
These difficulties are well understood by Hao Sun, a scientist at the Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Sun used to make flexible electronics in the conventional way: 'I found the connecting process quite time-consuming and complex, as well as the sacrifice of the flexibility and integrated level of the resulting module,' he says.
This drove Sun and his co-workers to come up with a better way of connecting modules - by combining electrically conducting carbon nanotube sheets with a self-healing polymer.
Overlapping the edges of the modules then pressing them together initiates hydrogen bonds in the polymer to fuse the molecules together. This fusing process, which takes only a few seconds, connects carbon nanotubes in the different modules, allowing a current to pass between them.
Sun says this work "represents the first success in connecting flexible energy devices directly without using any conducting wires or circuits". The team showed the practicality of their approach by applying the system to supercapacitors as well as solar cells.
In the future, they hope to design further fusible sensors to fabricate self-powered devices with various functions. Keon Jae Lee, an expert in energy devices at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), says "this new technique could be applied to the latest electronics including portable, flexible, and wearable devices as a simple and efficient connection tool".
5) Solar Powered Buildings that Produce More Energy than They Use
By Cat DiStasio, Engadget Magazine. August 12, 2015
As the cost of
falls, more and more buildings are being outfitted with photovoltaic systems -- and some even generate more electricity than they use. Structures like that are called "energy positive" and it's a pretty impressive feat. If your home or business can produce more power than it needs, it can actually turn a profit, since local utility companies can buy that excess electricity from you and feed it into the grid for others to use. We've rounded up some of the most incredible energy-positive buildings from around the world -- read on for a closer look.
The spinning, sun-chasing Heliotrope
Our first stop is an amazing and eye-catching
solar home in Germany
designed by Rolf Disch. The aptly named
is one of the world's first energy-positive homes, and it can generate up to five times as much power as it needs to operate. The home sports a giant angled solar array on the roof and the entire structure is mounted on a pole timed to rotate 180 degrees each day as it follows the sun.
Australia's first carbon-positive home
The world's first energy-positive office
When it opened in 2009, the
became the first office building of its kind to generate more energy than it consumes. Located in Dijon, France, it's a 10-story structure with an oval shape and a swooping solar shield that wards off the blistering sun to keep the temperature inside comfortable. Not only is the tower energy positive thanks to its 330 rooftop solar panels, but it's also friendly to our atmosphere since it produces six times less
greenhouse gas emissions
than the average office building of the same size. Arte Charpentier Architects designed it as a theoretical challenge and managed to keep costs within a $10 million construction budget.
Designed by architecture firm ArchiBlox, the
Carbon Positive House
is a green dream that features passive heating and cooling as well as smart approaches for recycling rainwater. And it's not just impressive because of its energy-positive status, but also because it's a prefabricated building. Measuring just 800 square feet,
eco-conscious design with a cozy, contemporary interior where residents can enjoy the cool air pumped in from the shaded south side of the home. This one's just a prototype, but we're eagerly awaiting the day when a home like this can be ordered and built anywhere in the world.
Sun-powered off-grid classroom
this portable classroom
are learning about more than reading and writing: They're getting a lesson in renewable energy. The sunny state of Hawaii is the perfect spot for a solar-powered modular unit like this, which replaces the outdated and inefficient mobile classrooms of yore. This prototype is designed to generate four times more electricity than it needs while
minimizing energy use
with natural ventilation and occupancy sensors on lights. The state is planning to replace some 10,000 portable classrooms in the coming years, so just imagine the staggering energy savings that could come from solar-powered solutions like this one.
German solar city produces four times more energy than it uses
Finally, as if all these individual buildings weren't blowing your mind with their ability to feed electricity back to the grid, German architect Rolf Disch one-upped them all by creating an entire solar city.
in Freiburg is a small community that is entirely powered by the sun, with rooftop solar panels everywhere you turn. Combined with
principles that utilize energy efficiently, the city can generate up to four times as much electricity as it needs. Sonnenschiff includes a neighborhood with 52 private residences, as well as several buildings with commercial and residential space. Way to go, Germany!
6) Thermal Batteries Provide Cooling Power
By Richard Martin, MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW August 2015
Sometime this week a large milk refrigerator will arrive in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Since Bangladesh produces nearly four million tons of milk per year, that hardly seems remarkable; but this is a special kind of refrigerator.
Promethean Power Systems
, a company based in Pune, India, and Boston, the system keeps milk chilled with a thermal battery that stores energy and releases it, as cooling power, over the course of a day. Like India, Bangladesh has an outdated power grid that supplies electricity sporadically-often as little as a few hours per day. Rural dairy farmers on the subcontinent bring their milk to village collection centers that typically rely on diesel generators, a costly, dirty way of providing electricity.
Two Americans, Sam White and Sorin Grama, founded Promethean Power in 2007 to address a simple but widespread and pressing problem: how to keep milk cold without burning diesel fuel. They've been selling refrigerators in India for two years; this week marks their first export to neighboring Bangladesh.
"We've been at this for eight years," says White, and "we've gone through all sorts of different technologies, attempts, and failures to figure out a solution."
At first, he says, they were determined to craft a technology that relied on solar power-a noble attempt that ultimately failed because solar power, like grid power in India and Bangladesh, is by its nature intermittent, and refrigerators need constant power. Eventually they settled on a thermal energy storage system that uses a phase-change material to store energy in the form of ice. When the grid is operating, a portion of the material freezes, and the battery circulates that thermal energy into a heat exchanger to keep milk chilled over the course of the day. The thermal battery can store up to 28 kilowatt-hours of energy.
"We're not delivering new forms of energy; we're simply storing the intermittent power that they do get and parceling it out over time," says White. Promethean Power has sold around 150 systems in India to date. The dairy collection center in Chetawala, in the state of Rajasthan, estimates that it saves around 40,000 rupees ($628) a month on diesel fuel and reduced milk spoilage since installing a Rapid Milk Chiller from Promethean Power. The center has increased its average daily milk production from 500 liters a day to around 800.
That's a huge improvement in a country where more than 300 million people live without access to electricity and even villages that are nominally electrified often have spotty service at best. Prime minister Narendra Modi, who took office last year, has pledged to bring reliable electricity to the full population by 2022.
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