Énergies diverses et alternatives pour maintenant et le futur
De l'énergie libre de Tesla en passant par le solaire, énergie tirée des microbes, de l'alcool ou d'autres sources, ce n'est pas les avenues qui manquent pour nous sortir de l'ère du cartel et monopole du pétrole et de l'énergie nucléaire. Des énergies propres et libres sont disponibles dès aujourd'hui. C'est un manque de volonté de la part des contrôleurs qui nous ralenti. Il est temps que cela cesse.
And when, in the late 1930's, President Roosevelt asked Tesla for his fabled and mysterious Death Ray, to be added to the arsenal of democracy, Tesla claimed that it did not exist. He did not think the world was ready for it, nor for an unknown number of other inventions which he kept hidden away.
[Another version is that Tesla offered this technology to FDR, and FDR replied back, "No. We're going to war!" -- ts]
Cheap, durable, efficient devices are needed to generate a significant amount of electricity from the sun. So-called thin-film photovoltaic cells may be just the ticket
A tree fungus could provide green fuel that can be pumped directly into vehicle tanks, US scientists say. The organism, found in the Patagonian rainforest, naturally produces a mixture of chemicals that is remarkably similar to diesel.
"This is the only organism that has ever been shown to produce such an important combination of fuel substances," said Gary Strobel, a plant scientist from
This may be the most revolutionary invention or discovery since
fire. A man was trying to cure cancer using radio waves and
discovered that these radio waves could be used to unlock hydrogen
form oxygen in salt water. Amazing!
Okay, here is my challenge. Build a tower and put one of these magic power generators on top, running a motor that spins around a brightly colored wheel that can be seen for miles and just let it sit there running for six months. The public is allowed to visit the tower base and satisfy themselves that there is no additional power being sent up to the top by covert means.
After that machine has spun that wheel without fail 24/7 for six months, THEN I will take a closer look.
Is this the end of the internal combustion engine? Will we
finally be able to drive past gas stations with a friendly wave
and a honking horn? Will we be disconnecting from the power grid or even selling power back to the electric company? We're about to find out.
Using arrays of long, thin silicon wires embedded in a polymer substrate, a team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has created a new type of flexible solar cell that enhances the absorption of sunlight and efficiently converts its photons into electrons. The solar cell does all this using only a fraction of the expensive semiconductor materials required by conventional solar cells.
"These solar cells have, for the first time, surpassed the conventional light-trapping limit for absorbing materials," says Harry Atwater, Howard Hughes Professor, professor of applied physics and materials science, and director of Caltech's Resnick Institute, which focuses on sustainability research.
A reddish microbe found on the inside of a tree at a secret location in the rain forests of northern
Its potential is so startling that the discoverers have coined the term "myco-diesel" -- a derivation of the word for fungus -- to describe the bouquet of hydrocarbons that it breathes.
"This is the only organism that has ever been shown to produce such an important combination of fuel substances," said Gary Strobel, a professor of biology at
"The fungus can even make these diesel compounds from cellulose, which would make it a better source of biofuel that anything we use at the moment."
"The Environmental Protection Agency reported that the average performance of new, 2008 model cars and trucks was 20.8 miles per gallon in 2008." -- Boston Globe, 9/19/08
"Ford's Model T, which went 25 miles on a gallon of gasoline, was more fuel efficient than the current Ford Explorer sport-utility vehicle -- which manages just 16 miles per gallon." -- Detroit News, 6/4/03
"The Prius is the first significant departure from the combustion engine to make any major inroads in the auto industry since Henry Ford invented the Model T in 1908." -- Newsweek, 9/6/04
What happens when we compare technological advances in various fields over the last 50 to 100 years? In communications, we've gone from the basic telephone of 50 years ago to answering machines, faxes, instant messaging, and wireless cell phones packed with cameras, GPS, and more. Just 50 years ago computers were huge, multi-million dollar monsters capable of only rudimentary mathematical problems. Today, the portable laptop on which I'm typing can perform functions literally millions of times faster and more complex than its ancestors, and connect me instantly to anyone in the world with Internet access.
In engineering and materials science, we have gone from basic woods and metals to sophisticated plastics, fiber optics, nanotechnology, and other high-tech manmade materials and technologies that perform all kinds of functions which would have been considered miraculous 100 years ago. Television, movies, microwave ovens, air conditioning, radar, and gameboys didn't even exist then. In astronomy, biology, medicine, agriculture, genetics, electronics, and most any other field you can think of, we are not only generations, but light years ahead in both knowledge and applications of what was available 100, and sometimes even 50 years ago.
Now consider the areas of energy and transportation, and the oil and automobile industries in particular. Technological progress in these sectors has moved at a snail's pace compared to the fields mentioned above. Most cars and trucks still use the same internal combustion engine on which the Model T depended 100 years ago. And while the Model T boasted gas mileage of 25 MPG in 1908, average fuel economy for 2008 according to the EPA was only 20.8 MPG! The Detroit News admits that even this EPA figure is inflated, as "most drivers achieve only about 75 percent of the [EPA gas mileage] figures."
And when it comes to energy, most of the world still depends largely on huge, polluting coal and oil generation plants not much more efficient than those of 100 years ago. How can it be that we've had such dramatic, almost miraculous advances in so many fields, while the energy and transportation sectors have made so little progress? Could it be that greed and the desire for economic and political control by the power elite of the world have kept the profit-rich energy and transportation sectors from developing as rapidly as they might have in a more open climate, where big money and political clout did not suppress technological breakthroughs?
Genius inventors for the past 100 years have made remarkable discoveries of new, more efficient energy sources, only to find their inventions either suppressed or not given the attention and funding needed to break us free of our dependence on archaic coal and oil-based technologies. Consider Nikola Tesla, the genius inventor of AC current, fluorescent light, and laser beams, who has over 700 patents to his name. Tesla proved in 1900 that the Earth itself could be used as a very cheap conductor of electricity. He successfully lighted 200 lamps without wires from a distance of 25 miles.
Why wasn't Tesla's wireless electricity developed and spread around the world? His main financial supporter, banking tycoon J.P. Morgan, withdrew funding with the classic comment, "If anyone can draw on the power, where do we put the meter?" For more on Tesla and his amazing inventions, see PBS's voluminous tribute available here, or the Tesla Society website. A Google search will turn up lots more. Hundreds of other inventions and inventors (including a personal friend of mine) have suffered a similar or worse fate.
Below are short excerpts from a number of major media articles which suggest major suppression of technological advances in the fields of energy and transportation. For an excellent two-page summary of this vital topic, click here. You can also find a wealth of reliable, verifiable information at our New Energy Information Center. By educating ourselves and our friends and colleagues on this crucial topic, we can build a critical mass of informed citizens who demand the release of suppressed inventions and technologies that will pave the way for a brighter, healthier future for us, for our children, and for our beautiful planet. Thanks for caring.
Brazil's alcohol cars hit
August 18, 2006, BBC News
Note: With recent sky-high gasoline prices and the fear of depletion of global oil supplies, why aren't such cars being mass produced and promoted in the
Blame the feds for fuel economy figures that don't match real world
May 19, 2004,
Honda Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Co. are probably wishing they’d never put those fun fuel economy monitors in their gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles. The displays are causing angst among some owners who aren’t getting the miles-per-gallon performance posted on their window sticker. Frustrated consumers are asking dealerships to “fix” their vehicles. Pete Blackshaw of
Note: As this article has been removed from Detroit News website, we have published a copy of the article in its entirety available here. To learn how to convert a Toyota Prius to get gas mileage of 100 mpg, click here. Why isn't this being highly promoted by
October 20, 2002, Times of
Tucked away on the
Note: The Toyota Eco Spirit was the talk of the fuel economy car industry in 2002, when this article was published. At over 100 MPG and with the lowest exhaust emissions and a very reasonable sticker price, the Eco Spirit's debut was widely anticipated. What happened to it? This article reveals that
Car achieves almost 10,000 miles per gallon
July 16, 1999, BBC News
A car driven by a 10-year-old and built at a French school has set a new world record for fuel efficiency. The Microjoule team managed the equivalent of 9,845 miles per gallon while driving for 10 miles around Silverstone race track in the
Note: Some of these amazing vehicles made in 1999 were "built by schoolchildren," yet the auto industry still can't make a car that get's 100 mpg? Granted these cars are slow and small, but if they can get almost 10,000 mpg, don't you think similar technology could be used to get at least several hundred mpg in regular cars?
Kids Build Soybean-Fueled Car
February 17, 2006, CBS News
The star at last week's Philadelphia Auto Show wasn't a sports car or an economy car. It was a sports-economy car — one that combines performance and practicality under one hood. But as CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman reports in this week's Assignment America, the car that buyers have been waiting decades [for] comes from an unexpected source and runs on soybean bio-diesel fuel to boot. A car that can go from zero to
Freezing gas prices
May 25 , 2005, NBC
There is a man who fills up his tank once every two months. One tank of gas, literally, lasts him two months. He is freezing the price of gas by freezing something else. David Hutchison is a Cryogenics expert. He built this Cryo-Process himself. A few years ago he began an experiment on his hybrid Honda, freezing the engine components. The results were a fuel-efficiency dream. A hybrid Honda typically gets really great gas mileage anyway, around 50 miles to the gallon, but David Hutchison's cryogenically tempered engine has been known to get close to 120 miles a gallon. Racers have picked up on David's trick of cryogenically freezing car parts. It is now widely accepted among NASCAR and Indy-car racers.
Note: Why isn't this amazing news front-page headlines with rapid development for use by us all?
Refiners Maintain a Firm but Legal Grip on Supplies
June 18, 2005,
Note: To understand why all of this isn't being reported in headline news around the country, click here.
July 25, 2008, CNN News
In the world of higher education, summer is usually the off-season. But for some students, this summer was the culmination of years of hard work in a 2,400-mile solar car race from
Note: If you do the math, this amazing solar powered car built by college students averaged
Enron Schemes Caught On Tape
February 3, 2005, CBS News
During the West Coast Power crisis homes went dark and streetlights were out in
Note: For an eye-opening two-minute video clip on CBS, click on "Enron Schemers on Tape" at this link. And a New York Times article states "Company officials had long denied that they illegally shut down plants to create artificial shortages. Two months after the recording showed how the
Researcher sets saltwater on fire
November 14, 2007, CNN News
Last winter, inventor John Kanzius was already attempting one seemingly impossible feat -- building a machine to cure cancer with radio waves -- when his device inadvertently succeeded in another: He made saltwater catch fire. TV footage of his bizarre discovery has been burning up the blogosphere ever since, drawing crackpots and Ph.D.s alike into a raging debate. Skeptics say Kanzius's radio generator is sucking up far more energy than it's creating, making it a carnival trick at best. For now, Kanzius is tuning out the hubbub. Diagnosed with leukemia in 2002, he began building his radio-wave blaster the next year, soon after a relapse. If he could seed a person's cancerous cells with nanoscopic metal particles and blast them with radio waves, perhaps he could kill off the cancer while sparing healthy tissue. The saltwater phenomenon happened by accident when an assistant was bombarding a saline-filled test tube with radio waves and bumped the tube, causing a small flash. Curious, Kanzius struck a match. "The water lit like a propane flame," he recalls. "People said, 'It's a crock. Look for hidden electrodes in the water,' " says
Note: For other compelling articles on this fascinating invention, see recent articles in the Los Angeles Times, ABC News, and especially Medical News Today. And for amazing news on cancer cures, click here. Why aren't millions of dollars being poured into this with researchers across the nation perfecting it? Why haven't you heard about this in headline news? For possible answers, explore the revealing WantToKnow.info website.