One time in my high school Physics class, our teacher showed us a small box with a light bulb on top and a crank on the side. She asked one of my classmate to turn the crank as fast as he could and continue until she says stop. After a few seconds, the light bulb turned on. The whole class was amazed. That’s when I learned how electricity is produced and why are dams and geothermal plants important.
A few years later I visited that lecture and asked my friend (who is a mechanical engineering student) if we could connect an electric fan and use its motion to feed a small generator, then we can use the generator to supply energy to the electric fan. Voila! infinite energy. Unfortunately, there are these laws of thermodynamics that even our Congress can’t repeal. My idea will not work because some of the energy will be transformed to heat and cannot be used to feed the fan-generator cycle. At least, that’s how I understood my friend’s explanation.
Fortunately, there are a lot of smart people on Earth like these guys at Steorn who claims to have developed micro generators that are over 100% efficient. As they say in their website:
This means never having to recharge your phone, never having to refuel your car. A world with an infinite supply of clean energy for all.
Their claim still needs to be proven and they are inviting scientists around the world to validate their claim. Whatever the finale is of this campaign, I am excited to witness it. The worst thing that could happen to the people behind Steorn is they will be tagged as crazy. (At least, they would know 1 way not to create a device that can produce infinite energy.) The best thing is we will have clean and free energy. With that kind of benefits, there is nothing Steorn should be afraid of.
On a sidenote, I like the design of their website. The presentation is simple and appeals to my feelings especially the quote “All great truths begin as blasphemies” by George Bernard Shaw.