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Title: Texas Tesla Tower
Post by: RD on 03/02/2020 00:37:01
Looks like a folly to me ...

(https://img.youtube.com/vi/wFiW2lqdnlM/maxresdefault.jpg)

https://youtu.be/wFiW2lqdnlM?t=563 (https://youtu.be/wFiW2lqdnlM?t=563)
Title: Re: Texas Tesla Tower
Post by: Bored chemist on 03/02/2020 19:56:19
Nice engineering.
I presume it didn't work, or I would have heard.

"We had to find new methods of fabrication".
Is that for the financiers?
Title: Re: Texas Tesla Tower
Post by: RD on 04/02/2020 01:49:46
... I presume it didn't work, or I would have heard....

The video was posted in January 2019, promised power-delivery within the next year (https://youtu.be/wFiW2lqdnlM?t=627).

If there had been success I think they'd be hiring:
they're not ... https://www.linkedin.com/company/viziv-technologies/jobs

Title: Re: Texas Tesla Tower
Post by: Petrochemicals on 04/02/2020 03:12:43
I have no idea what they are burbling about and dont yave the want to ..This is far more interesting.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Experimental_Station


(https://binged.it/37U8oc4)

Title: Re: Texas Tesla Tower
Post by: RD on 04/02/2020 04:08:10
As Tesla's publicity photos were a trick, (double exposure) (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nikola_Tesla,_with_his_equipment_Wellcome_M0014782.jpg),
& he was nutty as a fruitcake (https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla#Mental_health), I would not rely on his account of events.
Title: Re: Texas Tesla Tower
Post by: Dr. George on 01/05/2020 16:43:14
It is a shame there is so much fake news and disinformation on the internet and in movies these days. On the other hand if you dig deep enough truth can be found. I had the opportunity to investigate Viziv Technologies and their technical work for a small California University and found the work to be quite good and necessary. This Texas tower and underground laboratory is a research facility. It is not the actual site for wireless power transmission. The scientific principals, mathematics and mechanical construction techniques are being developed and tested there. Wireless power needs a source of power. I suggest you look for power stations around the world that have a similar structure connected to them, if you want to see the real action. Remember the goal of wireless power is to ship electrons not molecules. As for not hiring people, the technical world is no longer tech giants. It is the world of partners, consultants, and farming out projects. Global wireless power is already reality.
Title: Re: Texas Tesla Tower
Post by: Bobolink on 01/05/2020 16:54:16
t is a shame there is so much fake news and disinformation on the internet and in movies these days.
You mean in the old days there were no movies that were based on fiction?  Were the Keystone Cops depicting real life events?
Remember the goal of wireless power is to ship electrons not molecules.
Huh?  Do you think wireless power sends out streams of electrons to appliances?
Title: Re: Texas Tesla Tower
Post by: Bored chemist on 01/05/2020 17:47:36
It is a shame there is so much fake news and disinformation on the internet
It certainly is.

And any claim that Tesla's "tower of power" is making comeback is an example.
Title: Re: Texas Tesla Tower
Post by: Petrochemicals on 04/05/2020 00:07:59
As Tesla's publicity photos were a trick, (double exposure) (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nikola_Tesla,_with_his_equipment_Wellcome_M0014782.jpg),
& he was nutty as a fruitcake (https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla#Mental_health), I would not rely on his account of events.
Yet the perfectly sane eddison elost even though he electrocuted dogs
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Hughes


So was Howard Hughes