[extropy-chat] Re: Casimir Torque Project
benboc at lineone.net
Fri May 6 06:48:35 UTC 2005
The Casimir force, as far as i understand (i'm no physicist, so this may
be way off), is analogous to the force that pushes ships into harbour
walls, with virtual particles being equivalent to the waves in the water.
If this is a good analogy, wouldn't a proof of concept of Adrian's
device be a macro-scale version, sitting in the sea (or a slightly
smaller one in a bathtub, with a suitable wave generator)? If the
concept is sound, and the analogy is sound, this might be a useful
'alternative energy' device even if for some reason a zero-point energy
device can't work.
(Maybe this could put to rest any doubts about it being a perpetual
motion machine, too)
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