Canadian Inventor Offers Patented Energy Breakthrough to Fight Climate Change

edited November -1 in General
So guys first posting here and was just wondering what Teslas views are of this technology breakthrough. Any plans to take advantage of this opportunity?

to quote:

"An independent test of a Heins' innovation conducted at the University of Ottawa required just forty percent (40%) of normal energy input to double generator output (200%). In addition to causing generators and transformers to increase power output while requiring substantially less gas, diesel, or input power, Heins' discoveries could facilitate [motive] battery recharging while electric vehicles are under power."


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    I would be astonished if it's more than another perp-motion legerdemain. "Continuous recharging could also negate the current need for electric cars to recharge periodically through commercial power produced by nuclear energy or burning coal."

    There may be some efficiency gains in regen involved, but never recharging from external power? That clangs my BS meter <B>VERY LOUDLY.</B>
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    The "new energy" inventors scene is all about demonstrating machines with >100% efficiency. Problem is in the details. They take the apparatus from 10W input to 14W input and the output increases from 3W to 9W. So 40% input increase results in 200% output increase. They claim that this demonstrates a "total energy gain" principle. With the next iteration of this apparatus, they promise to extrapolate this increase to a point where total output power exceeds total input power. They make it sound just like an engineering problem of building a bigger machine. Of course, they ask for some money to fund their further "research" or start a business from that.

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    In 1989 Dr. Paul M. Brown received a patent for a nuclear battery that had great promise, but never made it into production. Ref. patent number 4835433. The documentation is interesting. The project was abandoned in 1992. Dr. brown died 2002. A nuclear power source would be the ideal solution. Many people are working on it. I couldn't find any nuclear batteries at Wall Mart. Not yet.......
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    Nuclear batteries do exist. Many satellites and stuff like that use them. There is just one problem with those: radiation. Those would be extreme case of hazardous waste. Not something you want to end up in ordinary landfill. I imagine that they would also be rather expensive.
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    Since the OP mentioned Canada: In 1978 the soviet satellite cosmos-954 plunged from earth orbit, along with his nuclear battery. 48,000 square miles were searched for radioactive debris. Canada claimed CDN $6m for expenses, the soviet union paid $3m.
    So if anything goes not like planned with a nuclear battery, the results are costly and probably devastating.
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