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naperlou
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Laws of physics
naperlou   12/3/2012 10:27:20 AM
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If it breaks the laws of physics, it probably is not true.  This situation is very reminiscent of the cold fusion controversy. 

The laws of physics can be ammended, but then the correspondence principle kicks in.  You may find a new physics, but it has to agree with the current physics where that physics works well.  Quantum mechanics and classical mechanics are the cononical example.

It is a good thing the gentleman approached you. 

GTOlover
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Re: Laws of physics
GTOlover   12/3/2012 3:17:49 PM
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Aye, Scotty tried to explain this to Captain Kirk often!

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Laws of physics
Rob Spiegel   12/3/2012 8:55:10 PM
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Yes to that, Naperlou. If something sounds to good to be true, it's probably too good to be true -- just ask those who invested with Bernie Madoff.

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Re: Laws of physics
Jim_E   12/4/2012 10:40:52 AM
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I still hold onto a very slight glimmer of hope for cold fusion, based on some currently unknown atomic level interaction.

But like naperlou says, discoveries need to agree with current rules of physics (unless it's a radical sub-atomic level discovery that changes the current rules....)

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It only works in cartoons
streetrodder   12/4/2012 11:27:45 AM
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This product reminds me of "High Diving Hare"

Sam finally has Bugs tied and standing on the edge of the platform, with Sam sawing away at the board, gloating: "Now ya smarty-pants, let's see ya get out-in this one! This time, you're a-diving!" However, as soon as Sam cuts through the board, it's the ladder and platform that falls, leaving the cut plank suspended in mid-air. Bugs turns to the camera and cracks: "I know this defies the law of gravity, but, you see, I never studied law!"

 

 

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Re: Laws of physics
Analog Bill   12/4/2012 12:29:36 PM
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Some 30 years ago, my mother actually invested in a similar "techno-scam". Some whiz-kid had allegedly invented a substitute for an external antenna for car radios. I asked her to get a copy of the technical description. What was described was, in actuality, a 3-electrode neon bulb (imagine an NE-2 with a third electrode). These were commercially-available components that could be described as a "soft, gaseous triac". Anyway, this device was to be placed inside the metal enclosure of the radio and serve as the antenna (claimed to work for AM and FM). Of course, this violates all that's known about antenna and electromagnetic waves. I told her she'd better get her money back before others discovered they were being bamboozled by this guy. Fortunately, she did ... and predictably, the others never saw their money again.

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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Re: Laws of physics
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   12/4/2012 12:53:33 PM
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Scotty, I need WARP power in 5 minutes or weíre all dead ! I cíhant change the laws of Physics, Captín Ė Iíve Got to have 30 Minutes !

Bob Salter
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Re: Laws of physics
Bob Salter   12/4/2012 1:08:03 PM
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The most recent device to be advertised the last couple years  with more energy put out than put in is the so called "Amish Mantle". When one buys this wooden cover for several hundred dollars, he gets free a plug-in space heater "that actually puts out more heat than goes into it." How this occurs is not actually explained; but how many consumers have the knowledge and resources to verify this? Electric space heaters must be fairly popular because so many are sold. Their value is in keeping  small space warm and cozy instead of heating the rest of the house to the same temperature. Since electric resistance heat is usually the most expensive heat to consume, its relative worth would have to be calculated against the cost of the whole house heating system.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Laws of physics
Rob Spiegel   12/4/2012 2:34:38 PM
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Bob, that sounds like a stretch. 

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The Ultimate Test Instrument
RonChownyk   12/4/2012 2:44:24 PM
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I'm currently developing a handheld gizmometer that will replace every single piece of test equipment in use today.  I'm looking for investors.


"It can't test everything, but it can test anything."

 

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