On the one hand, it may be an incredible breakthrough that will help realize the ideas of science-fiction writers. On the other, many say the creators are mistaken
The Russian Academy of Sciences is treating the news that Volgograd University laboratories say they have discovered a fundamentally new source of energy rather skeptically. A special meeting with journalists dedicated to the discovery was later held in Moscow, in which the results of the scientific experiment were presented. One of the items presented was a chemical compound that, according to scientific laws as currently known, cannot exist in nature.
Academician Valery Sobolev from the Academy of Sciences — the head of the research group working on the experiment — says that "This is not some new physics, but just experiments that have been performed with great seriousness. Create a surge of electrons in the environment, remove them, deplete the fused electrolyte with base-type metals, and what you derive cannot be produced by chemical methods. This is a new form of substance."
According to the researchers, first, they discovered a particular electrochemical process the product of which is high-temperature materials in a new state. This, in turn, allowed for the discovery of a new state of substance, a new class of materials, a new source of energy, a new method of cold-plasma generation and a new superconductor.
As soon as the team headed by Sobolev reported on possible uses for the discovery, Prof. Kapisa, a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, spoke on the problem. He did not discuss the dubiousness of the discovery. Indeed, he was extremely surprised that the researchers were trying to prove the scientific character of the discovery in non-specialty publications in which "naive journalists sometimes don't understand what the scientists are telling them." Also, Kapitsa says that the group headed by Sobolev encroached upon the fundamentals of physics that cannot be spoken of in passing.
The professor added that some researchers had already brought six licenses for perpetual motion machines to him and that they had taken out patents for their inventions. He said it is very strange that Sobolev's group did not mention the discovery in any specialized scientific magazine.
Another scientist, Academician Valery Lubakov, voiced harsher criticism regarding the invention. He is of the opinion that it has no connection with science, and that the use of the press for unscientific and false purposes is unethical.
However, the speakers from the Russian Academy of Sciences are probably forgetting about the YUSMAR systems that first appeared in the Moldovan city of Chisinau. This technology has been patented in 42 countries. The YUSMAR system was tested several times in reliable research centers in Russia and the United States. It was discovered that the system produced about two kilowatts of heat per one kilowatt of consumed energy. This technology caused much dispute. Is it a perpetual-motion machine? Many scientists are convinced that this machine cannot operate — but it does.
Let's leave it for scientists to decide whether the machine can work or not. In the near future, the fantastic invention of the Volgograd research group will be realized. A Canadian company has already concluded a contract with Volgograd’s Scientific industrial center GRUS for production of a new type of power source. The company believes that this new technology can "change the whole energy-supply system."
These compact generators can continuously generate electricity and need no technical input: Their duration is unlimited. Thus, people having the appliance will obtain an electric-power station of their own that can be placed in the home or office. The power capacity of the new generator is three to ten kilowatts, which is quite enough for energy supply to an apartment or an office.
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