[extropy-chat] Casimir Torque Project

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Fri May 6 21:12:21 UTC 2005

--- Adrian Tymes <wingcat at pacbell.net> wrote:
> Hal: I think I've come up with a better way of phrasing the point. 
> It was actually kind of in my original post...
> At any one moment, yes, there may be a finite amount of energy in the
> system.  Some of the energy flows from the quantum fluctuations into
> mechanical energy of the ring. But the system is not in isolation:it
> is surrounded by empty space where the QFs have not been tapped...and
> it seems logical to suppose that their energy would diffuse into the
> QFs that have been tapped.

The key feature that is needed is that each gap vane needs to generate
more Casimir pressure in one direction while not in the other. 

Mike Lorrey
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