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The Copenhagen Diagnosis Energy Tower: Power for 15 Earths? Researchers have designed a product that its inventors claim could easily produce between 15 and 20 times the total electricity the world uses today. Not only that, it could also be used as a desalination device and may be able to reverse the effects of global warming. Those are pretty big claims, but the researchers from the Technion - Israel Institute of Science seem confident that the "Energy Tower" could be a major solution to the world's problems. They've been working on the concept since 1983, and together have spent more than 150 man-years researching, designing, testing, and analyzing. As project founder Professor Dan Zaslavsky explains, the Energy Tower works on the basic principle of convection: hot air rises and cold air falls. Any kind of water - from a sea or drainage ditch - would be added to the top of the tower. Because it relies on the sun for hot air, the Energy Tower is considered a type of solar power. Via: Israel21c Lisa Zyga Science

EcoGeek - Brains for the Earth Globo Amazônia - Veja as últimas notícias e proteste contra queimadas e desmatamento TRIANGULATION BLOG: Heike Weber Instalaciones realizadas por Heike Weber, dibuja con rotulador sobre acrílico en suelo y paredes, superficies que han llegado a alcanzar los 600 m2. En su web se pueden ver todas sus obras, que no son pocas, Weber tiene un gran recorrido artistico. Ver más dentro del post; Free Energy - How to Build Magnetic Power Generator for Home // To Our Faithful Users: Current's run has ended after eight exciting years on air and online. The Current TV staff has appreciated your interest, support, participation and unflagging loyalty over the years. Your contributions helped make a vibrant place for discussing thousands of interesting stories, and your continued viewership motivated us to keep innovating and find new ways to reflect the voice of the people. We now welcome the on-air and digital presence of Al Jazeera America, a new news network committed to reporting on and investigating real stories affecting the lives of everyday Americans in every corner of the country. Thank you for inspiring and challenging us. – The Current TV Staff

The Searl Effect Generator - Ultimate Overunity? undefined Searl Effect Technology The Searl Effect Generator (SEG) is a magnetic diode, and what one may consider one of the original "Free Energy" Devices. The inventor of the technology is Professor John Robert Roy Searl of England. The SEG in essence is a composite ring made of an electron reservoir (a rare earth like Neodymium), a magnetized accelerator stage (Iron or Nickel), an electron flow regulator stage (Nylon 66 or Teflon), and finally, a paramagnetic layer (Aluminium or Copper). The craft pictured here are Inverse Gravity Vehicles (IGVs), of which 41 prototypes were built, and one large version was constructed, the DEMO-1, in 1968. Inside each of these IGVs there is a powerful 3-ring SEG which provides levity to the craft through a combination of magnetic, electrostatic and flywheel effects, many of which I freely admit are beyond my comprehension. THIS SECTION ADDED 08/11/2000 This area will now house all the Searl-related pictures I can get my hands on.

Searl Effect Generator (SEG) From PESWiki Artist animation illustrating the three rings with rollers. According to Searl, who built nearly two dozen of these in the 1960's, the electrons flow from the middle to the periphery where they can be picked up either as AC or DC current. If the load is too great, a superconductive effect kicks in, resulting in an anti-gravitic effect.Image source: The Searl Solution. The artist’s rendering illustrates a cross section view of the stator rings and rollers consisting of the four material layers. The layers typically consist of a Neodymium, Teflon, permanent magnetic, and outer most is OFHC copper. See also PowerPedia:John Searl The Searl Effect Generator developed in the 1960s is allegedly capable of cheaply and safely producing electricity without fuel, pollution, friction, or noise. Now a mock-up version has been produced demonstrating some of the core principles. "I have known John since 1988 and have watched his work closely since that time. Overview Updated by Sterling D.

Journey Into Amazonia -- Powerful Plants Green Treasure - The Useful Plants of the Amazon Valley by Michael J. Balick, Ph.D. Since the earliest adventurers explored the Amazon Valley, their quest has been for its treasures -- minerals, oil, animal skins, precious stones and metals, to name a few. At times, they have succeeded -- gold, emeralds, petroleum, and other raw materials so important to Western civilization have been exported from this vast region. However, the richest treasure of the Amazon's biological diversity has been ignored. Among these "green treasures" are a wealth of plants that hold great promise for wider utilization. Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary, by James A. Selected Useful Plants of The Amazon Valley Astrocaryum aculeatum Meyer; A. murumuru Mart.; A. vulgare Mart. Peeling the leaves of Astrocaryum to produce fiber Astrocaryum fiber, freshly extracted from the leaf Bactris gasipaes H.B.& K. Bactris gasipaes, the peach palm, in plantation in Costa Rica Hevea brasiliensis (Willd. Paullinia cupana H.B.

Divers Free Whale and Receive Rewards of Love The Whale...If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso and a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. Read the full story here.