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446New Age Energy Technologies to replace nuclear and fossil fuel power, Santa Barbara Weekly on Bruce DePalma and The N-Machine

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  • David Crockett Williams
    Jun 1, 2006
      Regarding the Free Energy (New Energy) Technologies to
      replace nuclear power and fossil fuel power: Bruce DePalma
      and Paramahamsa Tewari, some history addressing the question:

      "If this is real, how come it's not happening"?

      Because of lack of public scientific confidence and "physics experts"
      with other agendas threatened by new knowledge, and "dual-use"
      military-civilian US secrecy restrictions fearing weapons using
      this knowledge -- why we need global peace now to redirect
      human and financial resources towards solving our critical
      global climate crisis by moving away from fossil fuel power
      and the wars being fought to access petroleum resources:

      Here are some ideas on how we can do that, by bringing out
      the truth of the matter of the so-called free energy technologies:

      Two newspaper articles discussing the work of Bruce DePalma
      in Santa Barbara and Paramahamsa Tewari in India, in the 1980's,
      followed by links for more information on their work and more.

      "The Weekly" -- Santa Barbara:

      "Proponents of DePalma's machine, like fellow Santa Barbara
      scientist David Williams, believe the US government, to
      protect the energy industry, has suppressed widespread
      application of N-technologies. According to Williams,
      "The same ethic of materialism that stopped Tesla's
      'free energy' technologies in the early years of the
      20th century, is today visibly responsible for wars,
      hunger, poverty, homelessness, pollution, and the
      prostitution of the American scientific community
      resulting in the completely insane endangerment of
      our planet threatened with the potential of complete
      destruction of all life by nuclear holocaust."

      India Today:

      "...it would have been difficult for [Tewari] to go
      on with work on the SVT and the generator were it not for
      encouragement from two U.S. physicists, Dr. John A. Wheeler
      of the University of Texas, Austin, and Bruce DePalma,
      formerly a lecturer in physics at the Massachusetts Institute
      of Technology. "But for DePalma, I wouldn't have been able
      to tie up my theory," says Tewari. "He was working on similar
      ideas and kept sending his results to me."

      By reviewing the below articles you can see that support
      for this project is thwarted by so-called experts in physics
      who are quoted stupidly in public news articles discrediting
      something they have not studied and are afraid of because
      it seems to violate their "known laws of physics". To those
      versed a bit in physics or electromagnetism it is clear that
      Dr. Hone's scientific response below is totally bogus because
      he is talking about the "induction effect" that he calls below
      the "Faraday effect" whereby a wire moving through a magnetic
      field has an electrical current induced in it by that motion, or
      so the "theory" behind that particular "law of physics" says.

      This is this principle, electromagnetic induction, responsible
      for all the electricity generation by generators commonly
      used for a hundred years around the world and the same
      principle responsible for the operation, in reverse, of all
      commonly used electric motors, a coil of wire on an armature
      rotating inside an array of magnets producing a current in the
      wire to generate electricity and conversely by putting electricity
      into the coil it spins within those magnets as a motor. That
      Dr. Hone below acknowledges this and still says that this principle
      is not valid or scalable up to larger machines for more power is
      simply factually wrong. That he equates this principle of induction
      to the operation of the n-Machine which is based on a deeper
      understanding of a different effect found by Michael Faraday in 1831
      that he called the homopolar or unipolar effect, and its corresponding
      unipolar or homopolar generator and motor effects, is also factually
      incorrect, since this latter effect has no wire/conductor moving relative
      to a magnet to "induce" current in the wire, but rather is a spinning
      disc magnet with attached metal conductor rotating together
      with no relative motion between the magnet and that conducting
      disc from which electricity is extracted flowing from the center
      to the edge of that rotating magnet/disc assembly. Faraday also
      discovered that if the disc is rotated with the magnet stopped,
      there is a current flowing in the disc, this seemingly like induction.
      But if the magnet is rotated and the disc is stopped there is no
      current flowing in the disc, which violates the principle of induction
      and led Faraday to conclude that the magnetic lines of force of
      a magnet are not a property of the magnet but induced in the
      space the magnet occupies by its magnetic field, ie, because this
      non-reciprocal effect indicate the magnetic lines of force do not
      move with the magnet rotating. This accounts for some of the
      confusion about this particular electromagnetic effect, which
      Faraday called the homopolar effect and DePalma discovered
      and proved independently 147 years later calling it the n-Effect
      but with the additional insight of "tapping the free energy field
      of space itself" with this rotating magnetic assembly duplicated
      by Tewari of India, Shiuji Inomata of Japan, and by Adam Trombly,
      of Colorado's Aspen Institute for Advanced Studies started by
      him and Project Earth by him and Buckminster Fuller, in the 1980's!

      This homopolar effect was not known in the scientific community
      or taught in any of the schools before 1980 and the 1979 DePalma
      n-Machine tests quantitatively proved not only that this works
      but also, unique to DePalma and not conceived by Faraday, that
      rotation produces more current than it takes to operate a motor
      to spin the assembly, DePalma's earlier experiments on gravitation
      and rotation and inertia anomalies indicating to him that this
      "homopolar" effect he learned about only in 1981 was due to the
      rotating assembly "extracting electricity from the energy field
      that exists in space itself, the space in which matter resides".

      This idea that there is an enormous energy field in "space" or
      what now physicists since the 80's and 90's have been calling
      the "quantum vacuum flux" or "zero point energy" with various
      attempts to theoretically understand and mathematically describe
      these ideas, are what DePalma's experiments, including the last one,
      the n-Machine, prove exists as what he called the "free energy of
      space" and what Tewari below says his Space Vortex Theory
      explains as proven by the performance of his overall overunity
      Space Power Generator version of DePalma's n-Machine.

      Those first tests in Summer of 1979 of that n-Machine made by
      the Sunburst Community, which they called the S-Machine, did not
      show "overall overunity" performance (more total output power
      than the power to drive the generator with a motor) like Tewari's
      later models in India have shown, but the 1979 tests, reproduced
      in 1986 by Dr. Kincheloe of Stanford independently, showed an
      equally unexplainable by conventional "laws of physics" incremental
      overunity effect where at a given generator speed an increase of
      drive motor current produced from five to twenty times that
      amount in output current increase, but due to engineering that
      machine has not shown, yet, at its rotation speed design limits,
      to produce "overall overunity" performance. This is the context
      to know in reading the below to understand how significant a
      blow to this movement was this mistaken and negative report
      in the newspaper by a "physics expert". After this article came
      out I went and personally spoke with Dr. Hone, also there was
      another about this timeframe from the UCSB newspaper, and
      he just said he was misquoted, but he did not make any effort
      to correct his slander that this was a hoax. In normal circles
      DePalma would have won a big lawsuit against Hone and UCSB
      for libel, but in this arena of forefront science this has been
      the way it has gone because the public in general is not at all
      confident or competent in its understanding of fundamentals
      of science such as this and feel compelled to rely on the view
      of "the experts" who as below are often just plan wrong by
      intent or ignorance, claim they are misquoted, but take no
      responsibility for getting the real truth out there once they
      figure out they made a mistake, if it was a mistake and not
      by intent to discredit this, some of the most important work
      in science in the 20th Century, the DePalma experiments.
      The Sunburst Community founder Norman Paulsen still has
      that 1979 test machine in Santa Barbara area under auspices
      of Solar Logos Foundation, Sunburst Church of Self-Realization.

      Above introduction by David Crockett Williams
      6/1/2006 4:39 PM PDT

      For an earlier article about the initial experiments by
      Bruce DePalma and Ed Delvers showing gravitational
      and inertial effects of rotating objects "violating the
      laws of physics" to the chagrin of folks like Dr. Wheeler
      mentioned above, the "20th Century Galileo Experiments"
      here read how they "Discovered the Rotation Force Field,"
      "You have to watch the spinning balls; Princeton doesn't
      believe in Bruce DePalma; But then, of course, Bruce
      doesn't believe in Einstein," The Sunday Times Advertiser,
      Trenton, N.J. GAZETTE, Sunday, January 11, 1976, Page E 1

      ---------beginning of 2 retyped newspaper articles:

      Santa Barbara California

      The Weekly

      Reports and Comment on Local Issues

      August 14, 1986

      City News

      [photo, not shown here, captioned:]

      SB Scientist Bruce DePalma

      ----begin retyped article text:

      The N-Machine

      Violating the Laws of Physics

      by Rich Alcott

      Santa Barbara Scientist Bruce DePalma received a letter early
      last month from Paramahamsa Tewari, a Bombay-based physicist
      who sits on the Nuclear Power Board of the Indian Department
      of Atomic Energy. Tewari is also, according to DePalma, a holy
      man, a disciple [devotee] of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, as well as the
      author of works on electron structure with space dynamics and
      the builder of electrical systems for India's plutonium plant.
      Tewari wrote, "Recent experiments performed for generation
      of electric power through a machine (the N-Machine) operating
      on new basic principles have shown that an output power greater
      than input can be generated." The machine apparently produced
      more energy than it consumed and these new principles Tewari
      described appear to be in direct violation of the laws of physics.

      In 1978, Montecito-based, MIT-educated DePalma invented the
      N-Machine, a device he claims will revolutionize the planet by
      providing free energy -- eventually to light homes at night and
      electrically power automobile engines. Initially though, "My
      energy machine," he says, "is going to be more likely used to
      run a hotel or a hospital -- big buildings: apartment complexes
      -- because it's too expensive. At this moment we're talking
      something like $30-50,000, but that's the cost of this kind of
      energy." The big machines, DePalma says, will be built by the
      end of the year. At that time, he plans to demonstrate one in
      this country. For DePalma, a man who accepts comparisons
      with Michael Faraday, Nicola Tesla, and Albert Einstein, the
      letter from India was worth waiting for. "This is my latest
      affirmation," says DePalma.

      Free Energy: DePalma describes how his N-Machine works.

      It's simply the discovery that you can take electricity directly
      out of a rotating magnet. You have a magnet like a cylinder
      of some sort, one end of which is north and the other end is
      south, and you rotate it around an axis going through it from
      the north pole to the south pole. And you can take electricity
      directly out of the magnet itself by two contacts -- one on the
      outer edge of the magnet and the other in the center of either
      one of the pole bases." And, says DePalma, "we won't be
      producing any smog or smoke any more. The cost of everything
      will go down. It's going to change the idea of what the government
      does -- taxation, the worth of money."

      DePalma's "perpetual motion" machine must defy fundamental
      laws of thermodynamics to perform all the miracles its inventor
      claims. To date, however, this revolutionary discovery remains
      unpatented precisely because the US Patent Office requires
      new inventions to conform to basically accepted laws of physics.
      Goleta inventor Gene Mollinet made similar claims in recent
      years (see "Gene's Machine," by Russ Spencer, The Weekly,
      December 27, 1984). DePalma says, "The thing about Gene
      is he just shows you a box. He doesn't show you what's inside."
      DePalma's machine is encased in plexiglass providing a clear
      view of the rotating magnet.

      Independent Confirmation: The Tewari letter provided
      DePalma with independent confirmation of his research.
      Tewari's theory, developed in 1977, predicted energy
      could be extracted directly from space. Before him,
      Tesla demonstrated energy can be tapped from the
      Earth's electromagnetic field and broadcast as "free energy"
      without wires. DePalma tells The Weekly, "Tesla realized
      that there was energy in space, and he gave a famous lecture
      about the energy in space -- that it was not static, it was
      dynamic, and someday we would hook our real work
      [wheelwork] to the same forces that motivated the
      stars and planets." After experimenting with a machine
      similar to DePalma's, the Indian scientist wrote that
      DePalma had "proved his theory of space because of
      the experiments with my generator."

      Tewari concludes, "The generation of electric charge
      by high speed rotation of absolute vacuum, in a magnetic
      conducting cylinder and sustaining the charge without
      any appreciable loss, provides a viable means of
      power production from the limitless source of
      space substratum."

      Proponents of DePalma's machine, like fellow Santa Barbara
      scientist David Williams, believe the US government, to
      protect the energy industry, has suppressed widespread
      application of N-technologies. According to Williams,
      "The same ethic of materialism that stopped Tesla's
      'free energy' technologies in the early years of the
      20th century, is today visibly responsible for wars,
      hunger, poverty, homelessness, pollution, and the
      prostitution of the American scientific community
      resulting in the completely insane endangerment of
      our planet threatened with the potential of complete
      destruction of all life by nuclear holocaust."

      Hype & Hoax: But physicist Dr. Daniel Hone, formerly
      chairman of the Department of Physics at UCSB, feels
      the reason is far less conspiratorial and far more fundamental.
      Hone believes the hype around the N-Machine is a hoax.
      He says DePalma's concept is nothing new. "It uses something
      called the Faraday effect," Hone says, "it has to do with
      the production of electrostatic potentials and ultimately
      of electric current -- which is, of course, a usable source
      of electricity -- by moving and electric conductor through
      a magnetic field. It's a well-known phenomenon."

      Although the principle may work on a small scale, says Hone,
      "It violates some very fundamental laws of physics. But
      more specifically, the argument [DePalma presents] is
      that by modifying a technique that is commonly used,
      they could vastly improve the efficiency of that technique
      in producing energy. And, at the least, [as DePalma presents it],
      the argument is simply wrong."

      Hone doesn't completely condemn DePalma's claims for his
      machine as improbable, but he is skeptical. "If it did what
      he claims it can do," says Hone, "he'd have been in production
      five years ago and he'd have made his fortune by now. His
      claim that if he could only get the money to build it five
      times bigger -- then it would overcome these little problems
      it has, then it would really work and we'd see energy coming
      out at no cost. These sorts of claims are the ones that are
      conventionally made by people -- often sincere -- who in
      the end don't understand what the fundamental limitations
      of their ideas are. Some times those limitations are pretty subtle."

      DePalma says it has taken him so long because he's been
      seeking "the kind of financing that would not consume
      me with greed." He says he's succeeded and has formed
      a company called the DePalma Energy Corporation -- which
      is, at the moment, building practical N-Machines. "It's on the way,"
      says DePalma of the New Age of energy production. "The present
      dogma says that energy is neither created nor destroyed -- it's
      just transformed from one state to another. That's the old world.
      The new world of DePalma says, "'Energy is created and destroyed,
      and is not transformed from one form into another.' And you have
      to understand that something strong and powerful like this has
      to come in sort of synchronistically. It's not an isolated event at all.
      The guy in India developed a theory which explains my experiment.
      In Europe there's another guy doing the same thing."

      "This free energy thing is a happening thing. It's not just happening
      here in Santa Barbara, or in some little town somewhere else.
      It's going on. And the way our lives are going to be changed
      is just fantastic."

      -------end retyped Santa Barbara Weekly article

      -----------begin retyped India Today newspaper article

      India Today



      Energy From Space

      An engineer's invention excites interest

      by M. Rahman

      (December 1987)

      [2 photos, not shown here, captioned:]

      Paramahamsa Tewari (top) and the generator: futuristic fantasy

      In a tiny room in a Bombay suburb, an electrical engineer works
      on a machine that seems to have been conceived in a Sci-Fi book
      -- a generator which can ostensibly produce electricity from nothing.
      But the machine's creator, Paramahamsa Tewari, 51, is not an eccentric
      inventor from one of Sukumar Ray's fantastic tales. He is a senior
      engineer with the Department of Atomic Energy's Nuclear Power
      Corporation (NPC).

      Tewari created a minor sensation 10 years ago when he propounded
      the theory that space is filled with a dynamic medium whose swirling
      motion is the source of all matter and energy. He called it the Space
      Vortex Theory (SVT) which postulated that at the heart of the electron
      was a void whose high speed rotation within a vacuum could produce
      energy from space.

      Interestingly, it was the Theosophical Society which had first published
      Tewari's theory by arranging a special lecture in 1977 at Adyar in Madras.
      The theosophists were excited by Tewari's ideas since they were remarkably
      close to observations about the electron put forward by Annie Bessant's
      associate, the clairvoyant Charles W. Leadbeater, in the book Occult

      However, the first indication that Tewari's ideas about the structure of
      space were more than just a mystic vision came earlier this year at a
      conference in Hanover organized by the German Association of Gravity
      Field Energy. The Space Power Generator (SPG) invented by Tewari won
      the first prize of Rs 25,000 from among 25 similar machines presented
      at the conference by scientists from all over.

      Tewari's generator is actually a simple machine, consisting basically
      of a magnetised cylinder rotating at high speed with the help of a motor.
      Power from this device is extracted by connecting a wire between the
      surface of the cylinder and its axis. According to the engineer-inventor,
      the SPG produces two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half times more power
      than it consumes, defying the basic physical law of conservation of
      energy which says that the output of energy cannot be more than
      the input. Tewari says the excess power comes from the inter-atomic
      space of the rotating cylinder -- it is the movement of the "voids"
      in the spinning cylinder which creates additional energy out of the
      space between the machine's axis and the magnet.

      Tewari readily admits that his theory sounds incredible taking
      into account the existing laws and that he would never have
      developed it had he been trained as a physicist and not an
      engineer, since it is so divergent from conventional physics.
      But, he says, it would have been difficult for him to go on
      with work on the SVT and the generator were it not for
      encouragement from two U.S. physicists, Dr. John A. Wheeler
      of the University of Texas, Austin, and Bruce DePalma,
      formerly a lecturer in physics at the Massachusetts Institute
      of Technology. "But for DePalma, I wouldn't have been able
      to tie up my theory," says Tewari. "He was working on similar
      ideas and kept sending his results to me."

      Though Tewari, who is slated for transfer to the NPC's
      Kaiga Project in Karnataka as chief project engineer,
      has pursued his interest in physics in his spare time,
      he has received infrastructural support from the NPC
      for putting together his extraordinary new machine.
      The SPG was built under Tewari's supervision at the
      Tarapur Atomic Plant. "Tewari's prototype SPC can be
      considered a major breakthrough," says S.L. Kati,
      managing director of NPC.

      Before leaving for Hanover, Tewari addressed a meeting of
      scientists and engineers at the Bhaba Atomic Research Centre
      on his theory. But most physicists remained skeptical about
      his findings. Undaunted, he is experimenting with a new
      model of the SPG since his return, which he feels will be
      an improvement. He eventually hopes to create a prototype
      for a generator which could deliver 50 kw to 100 kw of electricity.
      "The encouragement I received abroad has been a great help,
      and hopefully within a year, I will be able to build an
      experimental model which could ultimately prove
      commercially viable," he says.

      Tewari, of course, is not the only engineer hoping to build
      the ultimate power generation machine -- one which will
      run perpetually since it will extract energy from space
      -- as the Hanover conference demonstrated. In fact,
      DePalma, the first inventor to create such a machine,
      is presently conducting experiments in California in
      anticipation of a breakthrough which could lead to
      commercial production. Their work promises to create
      ultimately a machine which appears to come straight
      out of a futuristic fantasy.

      -------end retyped newspaper article

      See also the work of Thomas Bearden on the solid state MEG
      oscillating electromagnetic system, Magnetic Energy Generator:

      And the "Un-debunked" real story behind the viable but
      mislabeled "cold fusion" genre now called LENT/LENR
      Low Energy Nuclear Transmutation and Low Energy Nuclear
      Reactions, with applications also for neutralizing radioactivity

      There is a national Future Energy Conference in September 2006
      near Washington DC, per IRI's USPTO patent examiner Tom Valone,
      in cooperation with the New Energy Movement organization
      founded by former NASA Mars Mission scientist/astronaut
      Brian O'Leary in cooperation with Gene Mallove et al, see

      David Crockett Williams
      Global Emergency Alert Response 2000
      6/1/2006 5:55 PM PDT