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Is there not anyone working at those TV stations who reported this nonsense (3 or 4 during this 9 minute video) who has actually a tiny bit of science background and a sliver of ability to ask technical questions and evaluate the answers? This is just so dumb! Are we returning to the dark ages that fast?
QuoteIs there not anyone working at those TV stations who reported this nonsense (3 or 4 during this 9 minute video) who has actually a tiny bit of science background and a sliver of ability to ask technical questions and evaluate the answers? This is just so dumb! Are we returning to the dark ages that fast?I hate to ask but which part of the World are these TV stations situated? Where are all the gullible people?
It's a very endearing quality of the 'Americans" in general that they are more than happy to take the mickey of themselves.
To make fun of/laugh at/tease themselves basically.
As to what is happening, he has just put a long thin conducting thing essentially in a microwave, and he has got a spark out the top. This is not going to yield anywhere near as much electricity as you put in, so not going to solve any energy shortage.
he has just put a long thin conducting thing essentially in a microwave, and he has got a spark out the top
Kanzius makes no claim it is miracle (free) energy from water. He is probably annoyed that it has been portrayed as such by the press which is absolutely typical of them.
In standard electrolysis employing an electrolyte, we draw a two-way current through the solution due to the charged ions. These ions collide with water molecules which causes water to ionise. The more electrolyte, the more charged species, the more collisions, the more water ionises for any given applied voltage. However, to evolve as hydrogen and oxygen any water molecule ionising into H+ and OH- must immediately give up and take electrons otherwise it will again quickly reform as water. In standard electrolysis, collisions and hence ionisation at an electrode, will allow these ions to give up or take on an electron. Hence we get an atom of either hydrogen or oxygen which combines with another to be evolved as gas. The key thing here is that the electrodes provide or take away the necessary charges.
...How quick people are to dismiss things without any real thought or consideration - makes you wonder how we ever got out of the dark ages!
The real question is how long it will take to get back in the dark ages if we are willing to accept things without real thought or consideration
For a science forum, there is a great deal of negativity. ...My whole point was the fact that most people seem to be dismissing this without any real thought or consideration before coming to a preconceived conclusion.Does make me wonder how science ever progressed to where it is now, as it clearly appears there are a lot of people still living in the dark ages. I'm only surprised that you haven't yet sort this man out and had him burned at the stake as a witch!
Where do these people think electricity comes from?
My favourite bit was when he suggested that you could use this to run a generator, and generate electricity!
However, you're quite right, the science of what is happening is very interesting. What do you think is going on?
So my original comments about most of you completely missing the point are quite valid. It's not about the news report - or is shouldn't be.
And I'm confused; is it not worth discussing, or is it worth looking into deeper than utube? This isn't utube it's a science forum and looking into it a little deeper is exactly what I'm attempting to do.