Just As I Thought

At least laws still apply in nature

Looks like breaking the laws of thermodynamics is not as easy as some people think. The initial claim by an Irish company called Steorn was laughable — they announced that they had created a machine that puts out more energy than it requires to run. This is, of course, impossible.

Looks like breaking the laws of thermodynamics is not as easy as some people think. The initial claim by an Irish company called Steorn was laughable — they announced that they had created a machine that puts out more energy than it requires to run. This is, of course, impossible.
My initial reaction was that they were a bunch of quacks.
They invited scientists to validate their claim, but I haven’t seen any results of this invitation.
Now they have said that they will publicly demonstrate this “technology” in a museum in London, where it would happily spin away creating free energy.
This is, of course, impossible.
But — perhaps unsurprisingly — they now have scrapped the exhibition because, as they claim, the lights in the museum are too hot for the delicate machine, and the heat damaged some of the very delicate parts.
This is, of course, impossible.
My opinion now is that this is not just a hoax, but some kind of performance art.
And if it’s not, well then, they obviously haven’t created a machine that uses less energy than it produces, because the energy required to cool the machine so that its fragile parts don’t get too hot is energy that must be counted in its operation, isn’t it?

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