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readings from tesla
« on: August 31, 2009, 23:15:41 pm »
Everything of this book has been very enlightening to me, so many things he knew and he wrote that in 1900! He seems to have thought just about everything the energy industry is researching on today - better batteries, water, wind, geothermal, chemistry and even free energy. and he lived until the 1940s!!

There's also decomposition of water mentioned :

" But a cold electrolytic process of manufacture is the ideal         solution, and on this I have placed my hope."

The industrial project, as I worked it out six years ago, contemplated         the employment of the electric currents derived from the energy of a         waterfall, not directly for smelting the ore, but for decomposing water         for a preliminary step.  To lessen the cost of the plant, I proposed to         generate the currents in exceptionally cheap and simple dynamos, which I         designed for this sole purpose.  The hydrogen liberated in the         electrolytic decomposition was to be burned or recombined with oxygen,         not with that from which it was separated, but with that of the         atmosphere.  Thus very nearly the total electrical energy used up in the         decomposition of the water would be recovered in the form of heat         resulting from the recombination of the hydrogen. "

After all, in generating electricity in this manner, we should         be destroying material, and this would be a barbarous process.  We ought         to be able to obtain the energy we need without consumption of material."

It is possible, and even probable, that there will be, in time, other         resources of energy opened up, of which we have no knowledge now.  We may         even find ways of applying forces such as magnetism or gravity for         driving machinery without using any other means.  Such realizations,         though highly improbable, are not impossible. "

I was vainly endeavoring to form an idea of how this might be         accomplished, when I read some statements from Carnot and Lord Kelvin         (then Sir William Thomson) which meant virtually that it is impossible         for an inanimate mechanism or self-acting machine to cool a portion of         the medium below the temperature of the surrounding, and operate by the         heat abstracted.  These statements interested me intensely.  Evidently a         living being could do this very thing, and since the experiences of my         early life which I have related had convinced me that a living being is         only an automaton, or, otherwise stated, a         "self-acting-engine,"
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