When I talk with friends about Dr. Rossi’s e-cat technology, I frequently hear the fear, the expectation, that the big companies will never let it happen. There is a belief that free energy variants have been invented hundreds of times over the years, but they have been diligently quashed by oil companies.
I don’t believe it. I have personally checked out a half-dozen miraculous energy solutions whether they promise unbelievable gas mileage or simple free energy, and I have simply found them painfully wanting. Here are some examples of the failures I have seen:
- Buoyancy tube. I couldn’t believe this thing. There was an exhibition at the Vancouver (Canada) Science and Technology Centre. Upon entry to this thing, one was confronted by this 10 foot high 1 foot diameter foam-rubber band wrapped around some fake pulleys. There was a faux water tank on one side. The theory was that the water would buoy up the foam-rubber on one side, and the foam on the other side would still be heavy. It should spin, right? Why not? (Its nothing at all to do with friction.) I was with a mechanical engineer and an electrical engineer at the time. The mechanical engineer was sure it should work, and the electrical engineer could see that it breached the second law, but couldn’t figure out what the issue was.
- The Pogue carburetor. The Pogue carburetor was supposed to give unbelievable fuel mileage by vaporizing the gasoline rather than just atomizing it. When Honda came out with the cvcc engine one could see similarities to the Pogue theory. However, while the cvcc engine was somewhat more efficient it wasn’t earth shattering.
- Magnets on spark plug wires. Somebody sold my father a bill of goods. The theory was that this gizmo that had magnets and wires connecting ‘em was supposed to improve power and mileage — but not right away. You needed to burn a tank or two of gas first. They believed it so much that they offered a money-back guarantee! Believe it? Well, to help my father out, I carefully tested the speed of my car up a particular hill, then I put the device in and drove for a couple of tanks of gas, and tried it again. Oops, didn’t work. Shocking!
- Rare earth magnet gears. I lived in Penticton British Columbia Canada some decades ago. The paper presented a front-page story that a local fellow had tapped unlimited power. My father was pretty excited by the whole thing (after all the inventor had been a prisoner in a concentration camp). I checked it out. He had an interesting gear system that allowed one wheel to turn the other without physical contact using “powerful” rare earth magnets. He pretty much wore a hardhat because the oil companies was going to get him, but he couldn’t demonstrate that the thing works. Why? Because it doesn’t! A lack of physical link did not prohibit the generator under load to transmit the load back through the gears.
- Hydrogen in the carburetor. I can’t believe how easy it is to get super-mileage. Using electrolysis, you split water into hydrogen and oxygen. You then feed the hydrogen into the air in-feed of your car (whether carbureted or fuel injected). The hydrogen burns making your car much more efficient. Really? Free energy is that easy? Man the oil companies must lob off a lot of people.
So the bottom line, I don’t believe that the oil companies have yet had need to implement their death squad. Now that they finally have a need, maybe their assassins will be too rusty to pull off the task.