|Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001
What we presently have with the MEG is a successful laboratory experiment. At least a year's very hard research will have to be done before we will be ready to put a commercial power supply into production.
Consequently, we have made an agreement with a foreign partner (the National Materials Science Lab of the National Academy of Sciences of a friendly foreign nation) to do that year's research. At the same time, we are trying to make an agreement with one or more large financial partners here in the U.S.
There is a gimmick in any such work for NASA or just about anyone else in the government (particularly the national laboratories). All our government institutions and labs file patents of their own! They are anathema to any group of small inventors. Yes, you can get a little funding -- and watch the organization and its "favored large contractors" take over your patent rights. Regardless of the propaganda on the "front end", that's the way the system works (I spent about 20 years in the aerospace business, so saw it first hand). The fine print of these so-called "innovative research" contracts -- touted as seeking out new ideas -- do seek out new ideas and developments, but for exploitation and usurpation. No such thing as a "noncircumvention" agreement with them.
So we steer away from government involvement at this stage, as if it were the devil incarnate. Understand, I spent an entire career in government service. Wish it were not that way. It is.
If we obtain a major partner here, we will then set up a substantial laboratory here to help complete the research (and even draw a salary, which would be a refreshing change, to say the least).
We are hopeful that, sooner or later, that will occur.
Meanwhile, we're doing everything we can personally do to try to change the fierce mindset of the scientific community against extracting usable EM energy from the vacuum. That goes slowly, but it is going. Eventually it will win. Reason: the award of the Nobel Prize in 1957 to Lee and Yang for their prediction of broken symmetry, including the broken symmetry of opposite charges such as those on the two ends of a dipole. So it's been proven since 1957, and clearly recognized in particle physics, that any dipole already extracts virtual energy from the seething vacuum, knits it together into observable EM energy, and pours that out in 3-space in all directions. We do not have to prove that again; it was experimentally proven by Wu et al. the same year that the award was given to Lee and Yang.
It's just that it hasn't made it firmly into classical electrodynamics yet, and especially is absent from electrical engineering.
And electrical engineers -- who do not even account for the active vacuum exchange with the system nor the curvature of spacetime exchange with it -- design and build all our electrical power systems. And teach the next generation how to design and build them. And so on.
research at NASA
The device is already under construction, and expected to be tested next May. Sounds like more than just a crackpot idea they rejected out of hand.
Do you suppose they might consider Dr. Bearden's MEG Zero Point generator for power on the shuttle, ISS, and other craft? That could save a lot of weight! It could even power an Ion drive that could take probes to the far edges of our solar system quite rapidly.