Zero Point Energy: The Fuel of the Future

 
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Up until now the use of zero point energy (ZPE) for electricity generation was mere fantasy and science fiction. No one thought it possible for ZPE to offer a source of unlimited energy for homes, cars, and space travel. Some experts still say zero point energy can do nothing useful. The experimental evidence however, now incontrovertibly shows that ZPE is present in measurable quantities in coils and semiconductors. Furthermore, ZPE can be turned on and off, produce an attractive or repulsive force in one direction, besides moving electrons to create electricity flow in a circuit and rectified in semiconductor diodes. All of these discoveries have been made and published only in the past few years, which indicates that future energy trend is toward ZPE power. Zero point energy is the sea of energy that pervades all of space and every atom, often called the physical vacuum. Furthermore, it is estimated to exceed nuclear energy densities. But what is it really? It is the nonthermal, kinetic energy retained by the molecules of a substance at a temperature of absolute zero. Still most people maintain their doubt as to whether it can be found to be useful for human energy needs. This includes the US Department of Energy Ask a Scientist© official website. A fifteen-year old submitted a question, Would Zero-Point Energy be a better source of power than Antimatter? The answers include phrases like a lousy source of energy, no idea how to do this, I can t imagine how it could be practical, and no way to extract the zero point energy from a molecule in order to use it (Department of Energy). The evidence so far is in favor of a nonconservative ZPF, with arguments still raging on both sides. In addition, the capability of ZPF storage and retrieval has convincingly been presented by Dr. Robert Forward with his ZPE corkscrew charge device he called a vacuum-fluctuation battery. An article entitled, Energy Unlimited was published a few years ago when Professor Jordan Maclay from the University of Illinois received a NASA grant to try to extract ZPE from elongated, oscillating, tiny metal boxes. A physics journal article points out, Vacuum fluctuations remain a matter of debate, mainly because their energy is infinite. More strikingly, their energy per unit volume is infinite.

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Thomas F. Valone, PhD, PE Short Biography Physicist and licensed professional engineer with 30 years professional experience, is a patent examiner, research engineer, instrumentation designer and also an author, lecturer, and consultant on future energy developments. He is President and founder of Integrity Research Institute and formerly a community college teacher and a Research Director for Scott Aviation-ATO, Inc. He helped design the HullCom® for naval intraship communication, a 60 Hz gaussmeter without harmonic distortion, two bioelectric therapy devices, and a dental mercury vapor ionizer-precipitator. He is editor of Future Energy, Energetic Processes Vol. I & II, Turning the Corner: Energy Solutions for the 21st Century and a few conference proceedings, as well as author of The Future of Energy: An Emerging Science, Zero Point Energy: The Fuel of the Future, Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature, Practical Conversion of Zero-Point Energy, Homopolar Handbook, Electrogravitics Vol. I & II, Bioelectromagnetic Healing, Bush-Cheney Energy Study, Clinton Administration Energy Study and about 100 published reports and articles. He has also served as an expert witness, an expert declaration writer for court cases and appeared on CNN, A&E, and the Discovery Channels, besides a few commercial energy videos. He has been a keynote speaker for both the Earth Transformation and the Whole Person Healing Conferences. Currently, Dr. Valone is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Bioelectromagnetics Society, the National Space Society and the Union of Concerned Scientists. He is also a Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation. His works have been published in German, French, Russian, Romanian, Korean and English. He can be reached through Integrity Research Institute, 5020 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite 209, Beltsville MD 20705 at 301-220-0440

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Review by journalist Jeane Manning from Atlantis Rising, June, 2007 Keys to Tapping Zero Point Energy From The Vacuum When Los Alamos national laboratory physicist Peter Milonni wrote a book entitled, The Quantum Vacuum, and Academic Press published it in 1994, engineering physicist Thomas Valone decided it was time to do his own Ph.D. thesis on the topic Milonni s book dealt with -- zero point energy. Dr. Valone did write his Ph.D. thesis on the feasibility of using zero point energy to do useful work. He more recently decided to write a separate book to make the information accessible to the layperson. That s the first installment of my summer reading -- Valone s new book Zero Point Energy: The Fuel of the Future. Its premise is that soon we ll be able to use ZPE (his shorthand for zero-point energy) to power cars and houses. His book is indeed welcome. We might not easily follow the formal language of the Milonni book, such as his passage regarding fluctuations of the quantum vacuum ...the coupling of the dipole oscillator to the electromagnetic field has a dissipative component, in the form of radiation reaction, and a fluctuation component, in the form of zero-point (vacuum) field; given the existence of radiation reaction, the vacuum field must also exist in order to preserve the canonical commutation rule and all it entails. In contrast, aside from mathematical terms the language of Valone s latest book is conversational. ...the fluctuations of ZPE must be imprinted on your mind. To me, this is the key to an energy solution. Just like a refrigerator or heat pump forces heat to go in one direction only, this rectification of heat can also be applied to non-thermal fluctuations. In Milonni s text and elsewhere, Valone finds clues for the would-be engineers-of-the-vacuum whom Valone addresses. For example, Milonni explains that quantum noise can be amplified. Valone predicts that amplifying spontaneous emissions will be an important tool for the vacuum engineer to use when a circuit component such as a diode is chosen to convert ZPE to electricity. Why is it called zero point energy? That name came about because scientists discovered that it s impossible to freeze anything so solidly that its molecules become absolutely still. Even scientists were to cool a substance down to absolute zero Kelvin, the atoms of the substance s molecules would still be jittering. Some source of energy is jostling everything all the time. If they pump everything out of a container substance, gases and any heat energy as the temperature approaches absolute zero the only thing left in the container will be a vacuum and zero point energy. Valone says scientists have come within microdegrees of the absolute zero point of temperature. One experiment involves cooling helium to within one degree of absolute zero. Helium s molecules retain some kinetic energy enough to keep helium in the liquid state instead of freezing solid. Only ZPE can account for the energy that prevents helium from freezing. Scientists speak of the physical vacuum when they refer to the sea of energy that fills all space and is the background out of which our every atom is formed. Its energy density is estimated to exceed that of nuclear energy. Vacuum? Physics theory and many experiments prove it s not empty; energetically it s a plenum not a vacuum. ZPE could relate to the old ether-theory, Valone speculates. In that nineteenth-century concept of ether, also spelled as aether, light travels by moving through a medium called the ether, just as sound travels by rippling through water or air. The famous Michelson-Morley experiment of early in the 20th century convinced scientists the ether doesn t exist, but Valone points out that their experiment has been countered by E. W. Silvertooth. --Jeane Manning

Since the article "To The Stars" published in the March 2004 issue of the Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine, many informed people from the public got interested in learning more about this new buzz word of sci-fi technology called Zero-Point Energy(ZPE). Unfortunately, the concept of ZPE is rooted in quantum theory, and is difficult for even the technically minded to grasp. Very few publications dealing with this subject were written to be accessible to the general public (easy to read). With this book, Tom Valone, PhD, PE, director of the Integrity Research Institute, did his best to fill this gap. Tom followed Einstein's principle that: Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. The book presents the evolution of ZPE theoretical and experimental research to this day. We learn about the pioneers of the vacuum engineering science and their contribution, the basic theory and experimental evidence for the existence of the ZP field, some of the ingenious ideas proposed to tap into this inexorable, ubiquitous and extremely dense energy for useful work and, even the thought-provoking possible connection between ZPE and consciousness. I also found the Appendix with some selected papers on ZPE, Glossary and the suggested Web links very useful. For those like myself who like to know more and check the source of information, the extended reference list is very much appreciated. At this time conventional science is very skeptical with regard to the possibility of ZPE conversion. As it happened with many revolutionary ideas in science and technology, this is expected. The great German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer well said: All truth passes through three stages: first, it is ridiculed; next it is violently attacked; finally, it is held to be self-evident. With ZPE revolution we're still in the second stage ... but we humans have something that will always save us: once we accept our limits, we go beyond them! Remember, for skepticism to be useful, it must be informed. The author's stated hope is that each reader will grasp the significance of the true energy revolution that this book heralds. I think he did an excellent job for his hope to be fulfilled. Just read this book and give it a chance to open your mind and help you move beyond what you believe to be possible. Vlad CEO ZPEnergy(dot)com "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead, --Vlad (ZPEnergy.com)

Book Review By Nick Cook, Science Writer, Janes Defence Weekly, UK and author of The Hunt for Zero Point, Random House publishers Tom Valone became an invaluable reference and source for me during the writing of my own book, The Hunt For Zero Point and, five years on, with 'Zero Point Energy - The Fuel Of The Future' his work doesn't disappoint. Valone describes with masterful ease, and in an easy-to-understand timeline, the history and science underpinning this esoteric, yet vitally important subject - one that is rightly beginning to move from left- to centre-stage in our understanding of the universe and, indeed, the very essence of reality, both at a macro and quantum level. High Frontiers Publishing, Media, Innovation· Nick Cook is an award-winning aerospace and defence journalist and author with a career in writing spanning more than 20 years. · From 1987 to 2001, he was Aerospace Editor of Jane s Defence Weekly, the world s leading international defence journal. He is currently the magazine s Aerospace Consultant. In 2005, Nick created JDW s highly-acclaimed Technology Audit Series individual profiles benchmarking the science and technology of the world s aerospace and defence giants. · Today, his credentials gain him access to the world s leading defence establishments. During his career, he has visited numerous top secret military bases in the US and former Soviet Union. · Nick Cook s groundbreaking, exclusive stories for Jane s have included reports on Russian secret weapons and a second classified operation to rescue US hostages in Iran. All made headlines around the world. · He is a regular contributor to the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal and writes extensively for other national and international media. · A respected commentator on defence and security issues, his views and analysis were sought by UK, US and other world news media during the 1991 and 2003 wars against Iraq and major conflicts in between. · Cook is routinely invited to speak around the world on a variety of topics from the future of aerospace and defence technology to global energy and science issues, including those highlighted in his book The Hunt for Zero Point. His audiences include major aerospace corporations, government think-tanks, schools and universities. · Cook s television credits include a two-hour documentary, written and presented by him for The Discovery/Learning Channel, called Billion Dollar Secret which detailed for the first time the secret inner workings of America s classified weapons establishment. · Nick Cook is a four-time winner of the prestigious Royal Aeronautical Society Aerospace Journalist of the Year Award in the Defence, Business, Propulsion and Technology categories. · Nick Cook is also a published author and documentary film-maker. His ground-breaking book The Hunt For Zero Point, published by Century Random House in the UK in 2001 and Broadway Books in the US in 2002, details his ten-year investigation into efforts to crack the Holy Grail of aerospace propulsion: anti-gravity technology. The book reached No.1 in the Amazon non-fiction chart and no.3 on the general list. Other works by Cook include: Angel Archangel and Aggressor and a number of ghost written books including The Sunday Times Bestseller Sabre Squadron. Recently co-authored Barefoot Soldier, the biography of L/Cpl Johnson Beharry VC, published in hardback in Oct '06, paperback due out May '07. Cook has a degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Exeter University. He is married with two children and divides his time between London and Sussex. --Nick Cook, author of The Hunt for Zero Point

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