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The Impossible Dream

Posted by apgaylard on September 25, 2007

Recently the Daily Mail reported on a device, Ecowatts’ “Thermal Cell”, which “… violates almost every known law of physics.”  Basically it’s a water heater powered by an electrolysis cell. 

What laws of physics are allegedly violated?  Well, the article states that the electrochemical reaction “… releases an incredible amount of energy compared to that put in …” and Jim Lyons from the University of York is quoted as saying “…we were getting 150 to 200 per cent more energy out than we put in, without trying too hard ..”

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