On Thursday, April 21, 2005, at 07:07 PM, Richard Knoppow wrote: > The above patent looks to me like just another perpetual motion > machine since it claims to generate electricity with no input of > external power. Perhaps I am missing something but the laws of physics > don't seem to have changed any in recent years so, if power is coming > out it has to be going in somewhere, the laws of thermodynamics > require this. This would not be the first patent issued for something > that violated the laws of physics. Richard, You may have forgotten, but the laws of physics not only do not PROHIBIT perpetual motion, they DEMAND it! One CANNOT stop and electron in an atom from moving around the nucleus.