British Inventor Claims Generator ‘Breaks The Laws Of Physics’

Via This Is Somerset:

A Wells inventor has put together a machine that he claims is the first step in creating free energy from perpetual motion. He says it produces more power than it consumes. But the patent office will not register the design — because if it works, it breaks the laws of physics. The machine, largely created out of leftover bicycle parts and a windscreen-washer motor uses high-powered magnets and a series of flywheels to apparently create energy from gravity.

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63 Comments on "British Inventor Claims Generator ‘Breaks The Laws Of Physics’"

  1. Soon the universe will crash:

    “The universe has performed an illegal operation and will be restarted.
    Stand by for big crunch and big bang
    Sorry for the inconvenience”

    -God

  2. Soon the universe will crash:

    “The universe has performed an illegal operation and will be restarted.
    Stand by for big crunch and big bang
    Sorry for the inconvenience”

    -God

  3. Tuna Ghost | Sep 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm |

    Now taking bets on how soon the machine and its inventor disappears from the face of this planet

  4. Tuna Ghost | Sep 21, 2011 at 9:56 am |

    Now taking bets on how soon the machine and its inventor disappears from the face of this planet

  5. Jonathan Fields | Sep 21, 2011 at 2:01 pm |

    `But the patent office will not register the design – because if it works, it breaks the laws of physics.’

    Give me a break! 

  6. Jonathan Fields | Sep 21, 2011 at 10:01 am |

    `But the patent office will not register the design – because if it works, it breaks the laws of physics.’

    Give me a break! 

  7. “what’s the deal with this machine…it just keeps going faster and faster.  Lisa! in this house, we obey the laws of thermodynamics!”

  8. “what’s the deal with this machine…it just keeps going faster and faster.  Lisa! in this house, we obey the laws of thermodynamics!”

  9. Williamsstan96 | Sep 21, 2011 at 2:46 pm |

    wants to remain anonymous? then why did he put his name on the youtube videos???

  10. Williamsstan96 | Sep 21, 2011 at 10:46 am |

    wants to remain anonymous? then why did he put his name on the youtube videos???

  11. MikeDutton | Sep 21, 2011 at 3:01 pm |

    What an idiot, he is mentally ill. Funny how all these machines need power chords. Do you know how to make this machine run faster? Take of all the jangly bits!

  12. MikeDutton | Sep 21, 2011 at 11:01 am |

    What an idiot, he is mentally ill. Funny how all these machines need power chords. Do you know how to make this machine run faster? Take of all the jangly bits!

  13. If this is using gravity to make power, isn’t it not really putting out more energy than it takes in?

  14. If this is using gravity to make power, isn’t it not really putting out more energy than it takes in?

  15. Word Eater | Sep 21, 2011 at 3:28 pm |

    James Randi would give him $1 mil if it works.

  16. Word Eater | Sep 21, 2011 at 11:28 am |

    James Randi would give him $1 mil if it works.

  17. Fried Hard Drive | Sep 21, 2011 at 3:53 pm |

    My tiny limited perspective obviously knows everything, so please nature, live up to my limited understanding about you. Let me make up elaborate thought systems and project them upon you. Let my limited understanding be truth. I love my little box, it makes me feel safe. I can’t wait to retire in one in the graveyard.

  18. Fried Hard Drive | Sep 21, 2011 at 11:53 am |

    My tiny limited perspective obviously knows everything, so please nature, live up to my limited understanding about you. Let me make up elaborate thought systems and project them upon you. Let my limited understanding be truth. I love my little box, it makes me feel safe. I can’t wait to retire in one in the graveyard.

  19. There is another scenario to consider when thinking “Free Energy” that nobody ever mentions … what if you have enemies and they were to use your unlimited source of energy to defeat you? Also, I see a connection here with Christians exposing the “N.W.O.” to later disappear and creators of Free Energy Devices that later disappear.

    I think someone needs to start a thread about this on AboveTopSecret.com so we can get to the bottom of it.

  20. jasonpaulhayes | Sep 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm |

    There is another scenario to consider when thinking “Free Energy” that nobody ever mentions … what if you have enemies and they were to use your unlimited source of energy to defeat you? Also, I see a connection here with Christians exposing the “N.W.O.” to later disappear and creators of Free Energy Devices that later disappear.

    I think someone needs to start a thread about this on AboveTopSecret.com so we can get to the bottom of it.

  21. Damn, and I just got my hair the way I like it.

  22. Johnnyutah | Sep 21, 2011 at 4:26 pm |

    He who breaks the law(of thermodynamics)….goes back to the house of pain!!!

    Island of Doctor Moreau

  23. Johnnyutah | Sep 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm |

    He who breaks the law(of thermodynamics)….goes back to the house of pain!!!

    Island of Doctor Moreau

  24. After viewing the video and reading the article, color me skeptical. 

  25. After viewing the video and reading the article, color me skeptical. 

  26. Anonymous | Sep 21, 2011 at 4:58 pm |

    Disinfo got trolled.

  27. Disinfo got trolled.

  28. E.B. Wolf | Sep 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm |

    What kind of odds are you giving?

  29. He is likely to disappear from the shame he brought to himself.

  30. Anonymous | Sep 21, 2011 at 6:53 pm |

    Where to begin? 

    The laws of physics don’t get broken, they get redefined or abandoned as inadequate.  If the patent office told the inventor otherwise, he should post the rejection letter online. 

    As one of the commentors on the article’s source page point out, the use of flywheels makes it much more likely that this is a machine to transfer kinetic energy into power.  Think of Christopher Walken’s scam in Batman Returns. 

    The fact that the inventor’s first impulse was to go to the patent office (or to the Web with a claim of rejection from the patent office) instead to of peer-reviewed scientific journal looks like a dead giveaway that the inventor is a crackpot with a get rich quick scheme for suckers to invest in. 

    If this was legit, the reward for collecting James Randi’s challenge prize would be small potatoes compared to the speaking fees if this guy discovered that Newton was wrong.  He’d have BP, Texaco, Sunoco and Shell tripping over themselves to get it patented, buy the patent, and bury it.

  31. Where to begin? 

    The laws of physics don’t get broken, they get redefined or abandoned as inadequate.  If the patent office told the inventor otherwise, he should post the rejection letter online.  Somewhere in the chain connecting the inventor, the patent office, and the blogger who posted the source article, there’s someone who slept through their science classes in grade school.

    As one of the commentors on the article’s source page point out, the use of flywheels makes it much more likely that this is a machine to transfer kinetic energy into power.  Think of Christopher Walken’s scam in Batman Returns.  Claiming that you have an perpetual motion machine, but need to keep the external electric motor running to manage it, is like claiming that you can perform faith healing, but only while doubters don’t watch.

    If this was legit, the reward for collecting James Randi’s challenge prize would be small potatoes compared to the speaking fees if this guy discovered that Newton was wrong.  He’d have BP, Texaco, Sunoco and Shell tripping over themselves to get it patented, buy the patent, and bury it.

    The fact that the inventor’s first impulse was to go to the patent office (or to the Web with a claim of rejection from the patent office) instead of to a peer-reviewed scientific journal looks like a dead giveaway that the inventor is a crackpot with a get rich quick scheme for suckers to invest in.

  32. Looks like art that took more trouble then its worth. Once we learn how to harvest the power of hurricanes which is like several nuclear blasts in 20mins well be on the right track.

  33. Looks like art that took more trouble then its worth. Once we learn how to harvest the power of hurricanes which is like several nuclear blasts in 20mins well be on the right track.

  34. Anonymous | Sep 21, 2011 at 7:37 pm |

    Really, there’s something to be said here:

    First, I do think it’s possible to with a trick in physics move in space or tap gravatic potential energy.  That would require still, energy to propel the ship, or in case of a gravatic generator the risk of altering earth’s orbit around the sun.

    I am highly skeptical of “Perpetual Motion” because it’d be a development that’s literally the “Philosopher’s Stone” squared.

    The philosopher’s stone, essentially the ability to transmute all matter into another form and by definition energy into matter and matter into energy, if found would create an energy revolution that would allow life to survive in the universe long after the last star dies, though it would also free up so much energy mega-scale engineering projects like crashing brown dwarfs to make perfect red dwarfs possible.  But it still would use existing matter to make energy.

    A split in space/time might release energy into the universe (or collapse it if it’s negative) but it’s still getting the energy from somewhere.

    The ability to generate energy from nothing, and due to entropy perpetual motion couldn’t be just preservative (we have that already, set a wheel spinning in space) but generative.  Thus it would be creating energy and conceivably matter.

  35. greengestalt | Sep 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm |

    Really, there’s something to be said here:

    First, I do think it’s possible to with a trick in physics move in space or tap gravatic potential energy.  That would require still, energy to propel the ship, or in case of a gravatic generator the risk of altering earth’s orbit around the sun.

    I am highly skeptical of “Perpetual Motion” because it’d be a development that’s literally the “Philosopher’s Stone” squared.

    The philosopher’s stone, essentially the ability to transmute all matter into another form and by definition energy into matter and matter into energy, if found would create an energy revolution that would allow life to survive in the universe long after the last star dies, though it would also free up so much energy mega-scale engineering projects like crashing brown dwarfs to make perfect red dwarfs possible.  But it still would use existing matter to make energy.

    A split in space/time might release energy into the universe (or collapse it if it’s negative) but it’s still getting the energy from somewhere.

    The ability to generate energy from nothing, and due to entropy perpetual motion couldn’t be just preservative (we have that already, set a wheel spinning in space) but generative.  Thus it would be creating energy and conceivably matter.

    • Redacted | Oct 8, 2011 at 3:45 am |

      A set wheel spinning in a vacuum with no forces acting on it requires no more energy due to momentum.

      An object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force

      Still, you have a good idea.

  36. Anonymous | Sep 21, 2011 at 7:59 pm |

    I’ll also add to the “This is B.S.” stream of comments.

    The first thing that pops out is that it says it uses high powered magnets. I have seen way too many “perpetual motion” machines designed using magnets. MAGNETS ARE NOT FREE ENERGY! They don’t last forever, and all magnets, whether man made or organic take far more energy to create than they will ever put out.

    Secondly, no machine breaks the laws of physics. No patent office would ever say that. If it works, it works. If it does not, it does not, but, it will not break physical laws.

  37. pixelbrine2 | Sep 21, 2011 at 3:59 pm |

    I’ll also add to the “This is B.S.” stream of comments.

    The first thing that pops out is that it says it uses high powered magnets. I have seen way too many “perpetual motion” machines designed using magnets. MAGNETS ARE NOT FREE ENERGY! They don’t last forever, and all magnets, whether man made or organic take far more energy to create than they will ever put out.

    Secondly, no machine breaks the laws of physics. No patent office would ever say that. If it works, it works. If it does not, it does not, but, it will not break physical laws.

  38. Yeah, good luck with that.

  39. Yeah, good luck with that.

  40. and if you break the law, the law enforcement will get you

  41. Hadrian999 | Sep 21, 2011 at 9:22 pm |

    I wont go so far as to say I don’t think such a thing could ever be possible but why is it every time you hear about this physics holy grail it always seems to be some wingnut in a garage workshop building it in his spare time and not any actual scientists

  42. Hadrian999 | Sep 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm |

    I wont go so far as to say I don’t think such a thing could ever be possible but why is it every time you hear about this physics holy grail it always seems to be some wingnut in a garage workshop building it in his spare time and not any actual scientists

  43. Forkbomb2012 | Sep 21, 2011 at 9:33 pm |

    I always knew that science was underestimating crappy electric motors and rubberbands.

  44. Forkbomb2012 | Sep 21, 2011 at 5:33 pm |

    I always knew that science was underestimating crappy electric motors and rubberbands.

  45. Dr. Emmett Brown is at it again:
    > The machine, largely created out of leftover bicycle parts and a windscreen-washer motor uses high-powered magnets and a series of flywheels to apparently create energy from gravity.

    “The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?”

  46. BuzzCoastin | Sep 21, 2011 at 10:11 pm |

    Dr. Emmett Brown is at it again:
    > The machine, largely created out of leftover bicycle parts and a windscreen-washer motor uses high-powered magnets and a series of flywheels to apparently create energy from gravity.

    “The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?”

  47. Rwright05 | Sep 22, 2011 at 2:45 am |

    For the bazillionith time.

  48. I’d bet on him getting obscene levels of investment, then disappearing in a puff of exaggerated share prices.

  49. anonymouse | Sep 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm |

    breaking the laws of physics huh?

    who wrote the “laws” of physics? could it be that maybe we don’t know everything yet?

    gah, who am I kidding.. yes, we’ve got it all figured out. this man broke the law and should be hanged.

  50. anonymouse | Sep 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm |

    breaking the laws of physics huh?

    who wrote the “laws” of physics? could it be that maybe we don’t know everything yet?

    gah, who am I kidding.. yes, we’ve got it all figured out. this man broke the law and should be hanged.

  51. Hope this helps | Sep 23, 2011 at 4:25 pm |

    It’s not violating the laws of physics, it’s just harnessing gravity.  In other words, it isn’t creating any new energy, it is just converting the potential energy of gravity into physical energy. 

  52. Hope this helps | Sep 23, 2011 at 12:25 pm |

    It’s not violating the laws of physics, it’s just harnessing gravity.  In other words, it isn’t creating any new energy, it is just converting the potential energy of gravity into physical energy. 

  53. Anonymous | Oct 8, 2011 at 7:45 am |

    A set wheel spinning in a vacuum with no forces acting on it requires no more energy due to momentum.

    An object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force

    Still, you have a good idea.

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