(53) Graphene/Graphite Atmospheric Electricity Collectors - Plus Horrific Hexacopter Crash!

Posted by  $  nickursis 1 month, 3 weeks ago to Science
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Now this is an Ayn Rand kind of project, sounds sort of Gaultish.....

SOURCE URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENeDkGce5-4


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  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    I know you can get electricity from the air, I got a -5volts with an aluminum rod sandwiched close to a copper rod just hanging in the air.
    You can take your meter and get - voltage right in the ground...the key, as you say, is scale up and consistency.

    Still want to try using the ground as a battery with zinc and copper rods 2' apart and in parallel.
    The ground needs to be moist though...might be a great way to get electricity from wet lands and swamps.
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  • Posted by freedomforall 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    WAG, looks like about 2 watts useful power.
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    • Posted by  $  1 month, 3 weeks ago
      Probably, I saw a lot of nasty comments on his video poo pooing the power it can generate, because they talk voltage throughout. The point is not to produce a nuclear plant size power level, but to actually prove the tech works, and has potential, once you get there, the rest is engineering. Ayn Rand had very little science on Gault, but what she did have was along these lines, he got power from the air, as I recall. The same thing has gone on with fuel cells, and they keep scaling up and getting more efficient, when 20 years ago they were fantasy. The Stirling engine was another "crazy thing 50 years ago or so and are used in some small patrol submarines (albeit still with some teething problems).....
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      • Posted by freedomforall 1 month, 3 weeks ago
        To do this test, they spent a small fortune
        1) Buying/renting land ( about 10 acres from the looks of it)
        2) erecting towers
        3) buying graphene wire
        4) stringing wire between the towers
        5) building the electronics to achieve the results of their patented process
        6) maintaining the equipment/towers etc
        I think the result shows the best that they have done - they wouldn't show a video of a failure, they'd show the best so they could raise more funding which is the point of the video.
        Their best result is to barely run a fan that requires about 2 watts to run.
        This doesn't appear to be a process that is worth scaling up.
        Someone may discover a way to "harvest" more energy from this source someday, but they haven't shown that the potential energy is worth an investment of someone's time or capital yet.

        btw, it's Galt.
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      • Posted by  $  Radio_Randy 1 month, 3 weeks ago
        Actually, "the rest is engineering" is not entirely accurate. Simply physics is what will limit this technology and mankind has yet to find a way around that one, for now.
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  • Posted by  $  CaptainKirk 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Here is my concern.

    There IS a voltage differential between the atmosphere and ground...

    What happens when we DEPLETE it? Will our weather change? There is an Icelandic (I believe) PhD who claims it is this ionization plus solar activity that gives us clouds and rain.

    My other fear is that we erect so many Solar Panels that the eaths crust cools too much, and we get a ton more eathquakes!

    But, hey, fossil fuels = orange man = bad! :-)
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    • Posted by  $  1 month, 3 weeks ago
      You may want to go do some YouTube research, the ionization is constantly renewed. The earth is part of a thing called the electric universe, there is a distinct connection between the Sun and the Earth, as well as all the other bodies, scaling up. The clouds and rain are more dependent on cosmic ray interaction that nucleates the atmosphere by breaking bonds, also increasing ionization. In a low solar activity period, the magnetic field weakens and allows more cosmic ray penetration, increasing nucleation, increasing clouds and rain, in addition to global cooling. That pretty much describes the current environment, which has been hijacked by the global warming crowd.
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  • Posted by BCRinFremont 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Tesla worked on this for quite a while and with some significant funding (from Westinghouse, if I remember correctly). It kinda worked back then, too.
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    • Posted by  $  1 month, 3 weeks ago
      I saw a program where they were lookng for his lost papers, and they documented some of his experiments, he had set up a large facility in Colorado or somewhere out there, and had laid a lot of heavy wires and stuff, and the "electricity from air" was one of his main programs.
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