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in this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!

This is awesome. Read this news article which basically is a bunch of people saying “hey, we stumbled upon something which broke the first law of thermodynamics. We rule.”

It’s all vague and pointless, but the pay-off at the end is awesome. The last paragraph:

“We put in a small amount of mechanical energy and we get a large amount out … but until this thing is validated by science we won’t be doing anything commercial with it,” he said.

Yeah. They need it validated. Validated by science.

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4 Comments

  1. I like that it’s very easy to confuse the media. A few years back there was a “zero point” energy device that got a lot of financial backing (from big companies that should have known better). I remember reading:

    “Before running the device, the batteries had (some number) of volts in them. After running the device, the voltage increased to (some slightly larger number), showing that the batteries had somehow gained energy.”

    Yeah.

  2. Of course, it seems ridiculous that the 2nd Law can be violated. Yet, we must leave it to science to prove them wrong. I am curious to know more about it. I mean, it must be at least a moderately well shrouded paradox if it can fool a pair of level-headed (at least seemingly) Irish scientists. Either that, or they’re just attention whores.

  3. Andy Andy

    Its a gag and a hoax. Probably related to halo 3.

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