Hi, I was recently contacted to write an article about an invention and the inventor is absolutely adamant about the successfulness of his invention. I understand that man has been
trying to use gravity as a power source unsuccessfully since Newton got bonked on the head by an apple.
I am going to write the article because it is important to me to explore the possibility that he may be right. I am wondering if it even matters though. Would
an invention to end our dependence on oil be welcomed? Should I be afraid of rocking the boat? I am not afraid at all. Is that foolish?
Could you recommend a site or two that would consider publishing the article? One that would pay for the article is a bonus, but not a deal breaker. I am considering the experience
as a form of compensation.
Thank you for your time,
Thanks for your note. Just a quick overview of energy sources. The energy continuum has many dimensions. The most fundamental dimension is dynamic or static energy.
Dynamic sources are sources where energy can be harvested via a phase of state change over time. These include sunlight, heat, radiation, and biological activity. These
sources manifest themselves as combustion, exothermic changes and growth.
The primary static energy sources are those that resist change, and include forces such as gravity, magnetism and stable atomic configurations. The static sources manifest
as weigh, strength, resistance and resilience. Yet another dimension of energy is availability and storage. For example the energy of sunlight, heat or exothermic reactions
are highly available to be converted into work. While other energy sources are highly concentrate-able such as fossil fuels sources.
Science has at least partially understood these dimensions of energy, which are easily recognized as energy, time, and matter by Einsteins' equation E=MCC which includes all
three energy states for example: E=MCC :: E/M=CC :: M=CC*E :: CC=M/E. (Note that E,M, and C are variables, consequently C does not have to be the speed of light, it can be any
speed, and Einstein used CC [light speed] in this equation to answer a specific question) However engineering has only recognized and exploited a few of these dimensions that
are easily exploited, primarily due to the availability and storage capacity.
Our future, given the correctness of the above, includes the exploitation of many vast energy sources such as static sources like gravity, which has been our area of
research for many decades. Consequently the answer to your implied question, are there are other yet to be exploited energy sources that will become available to the
engineering community over the coming decades, the answer is yes.
For your article I will be happy to answer any specific question, please don't hesitate to ask. Also I ask that you spread the word about our research funding partner
[PrintaPart3d.com and its Kickstarter campaign where all donation are appreciated, and profits are used to support our global energy management mission, of drought mitigation
through the INDRA-RAIN.com project.)
Director of research
Gravitational systems engineering.
I just want to say hi from UK! :-)
I found Gravitational Systems Engineering on AngelList and I’m impressed.
Would you find some time to tell me more about your project?
Thanks for your note. GSE is endeavor which revolves around the introduction of marginally exploited energy sources into every day usage by the international engineering
community. Our focus is upon static energy sources such as gravity, atmospheric and oceanic pressure, which today represent marginal exploitation as weight, but more commonly
as factors to be overcome, as for example oceanic pressure must be overcome by submarines.
To this end we have developed a variety of systems which can complete with traditional energy sources such as fossil storage, biomass exothermic reactions, biological growth,
and solar radiation harvesting. For example we have developed, and seeking to market gravity harvesting technologies that can provide on-demand, locally sourced energy for
lighting and environmental management that do not rely on either stored or grid energy. A primary example of our technology are vehicle speed bumps that only engage when speed
is excessive, and at other times simply harvest energy for local lighting and environmental management.
These systems are cost competitive and highly resilient in the face of dynamic environmental conditions such as disasters or generational climate change.
Our pressure based systems can utilize deep water as an energy source for ocean shipping, especially when combined with our
free gravity systems, (i.e. systems which harvest gravitational energy from steady gravitational force that they exist in.), to provide complete reliable power for the movement
of goods via ocean going vessels.
To support these efforts we have used or engineering expertise to developed a long-term funding vehicle
will eventually become a key player in the 3d printing or additive manufacturing industry (www.printapart3d.com
PAP3d). PAP3d focuses upon the nascent industrial 3d printing industry by providing "Geek and Genius free" access to printing industrial parts on demand (i.e. screws, bolts,
flanges, etc.) for small shops and eventually for large forward deployed groups such as battle groups. (Note: We are experienced a wining US military supply contracts, with
over $2 million USD in sales in 2014.)
We encourage you to participate in, and to help spread the word about our crowd funding kickstarter
which is view able at Kickstarter.com
where donated funds will be used for long term PAP3d promotions, in industry magazines [i.e. auto repair shops, light manufacturing, bio-medical manufacturing etc.), and to
support research into GSE projects. Note: PAP3d has already by written about by over 100 magazines and blogs around the globe. (Gogle search "Print-a-Part3d")
Our practical medium term goals, (that will be funded by PAP3d and other engineering projects), include the funding of pilot geo-engineering projects, which are already in early
stage negotiations with several west African leaders, to use our technological expertise in non-traditional energy sources, to provide long term drought relief through rain
cloud formation (WWW.INDRA-RAIN.COM
) , using traditional solar, wind & wave as well as
our gravity and pressure based technologies.
I don't know you, and we get lots of letters from possible funding sources, which have to date proved to be less than helpful, yet we remain optimistic, and if you are in the
position to participate in this endeavor we will be focused upon making your contributions both productive and profitable. We are willing to offer non-controlling equity
positions, and are open to advice, support, and consul.
Thank you for you consideration.
Director of research
Gravitational systems engineering.
Impressive, insightful, informative but
, July 29, 2011
This is an important work,
which has undoubtedly influenced many in today's green
movements. The concept of restitutive justice and nature as
a client has informed activists and lawmakers for decades.
I saw it as over-reaching in its fundamental view, in much
the same way that Christian missionaries have often
historically over-reached when trying to save "savages". Man
is a "natural" competitor, similar to any-other plant,
animal or even bacteria, in that we all want our way. And if
allowed to proliferate any life form will dominate to that
point where further domination no longer serves that
organism. Species prosper and dominate while their
particular set of unique characteristics are well suited to
their environments. This is for example why the dinosaurs no
Recent history has in my view demonstrated that ham-fisted
tinkering with self sustaining ecosystems is perilous in the
short term, because of un-intended consequences. However, in
the long term nature re-defines itself around the new
condition, for example the Salton Sea in California.
Of course we want to minimize obvious damage to ecosystems,
but lets not get ahead of ourselves, and imagine that we
understand any more than a fraction of a fraction of nature
and natural systems.
We tend to cherish today, and the recent past as
representing the good, but do we really believe that, or
have any supportive evidence. I think respect for evolution
is as important as respect for nature, and we must embrace
the changes that expanding populations bring.
Consider this, even though it is hard to see, human
evolution is rapidly progressing to the point that robots
will within the next 20-30 years have legal person hood,
rights, and privileges. Will they be forced to limit their
development because humans can no longer compete?
An apocalyptic tale of hydrological folly
This is a well written
examination of many of the past, present, and looming
problems of world hydrology. I listened to the audio
version, and it was as captivating, to a geek like me, as
Tolstoy is to a Russian historian. I learned a lot about the
regional struggles for clean water, that as a student of
world hydrology, I was only casually familiar. It left me
with a tragic view of human development, especially
geographic concentration in cites, and agricultural policies
that are out of sync with nature.
July 27, 2011
As with many status-quo zealots, such as the climate change
lobbyists, the author regards the hydrological and weather
related evolution of the planet as a fatalistic spiral, as
opposed to a call for adaptation. While water pollution,
especially with toxic chemicals, with extremely long half
lives, is a clear injustice to the planet, the majority of
salt and organic pollution is only a problem due to
densities of animal populations (human and livestock). He
also clearly views atmospheric water as a lost rather than a
nascent resource. As the research director of the INdRA
project, a planetary terra-forming scheme, i view the
authors treatment, of the challenges of world hydrology, as
alarmist as opposed to helpful.
In my view, these hydrology challenges are the fruit of the
poisonous tree of industrial revolution styled human
concentrations. The solutions are smaller communities, local
agriculture of native species, shifts away animal proteins,
and de-desertification with the goal of balanced world
hydrology. Our planet will not stop evolving to suit our
parochial desires, we must both, the panet and life, adapt.
"Regaining lost land is too expensive. Prevention is the only solution
for countries that do not have enough resources," said Hama Araba Diallo
Mr.Diallo's statement begs
the question is the restoration of deserts too expensive for man to
attempt. Studies show that deserts cost the world economy in
2010 over $42 Billion in lost productivity. With the
continued growth of deserts and droughts this figure will continue to
increase. INdRA estimates that 20-35,000 miles of
evaporation/updraft channels, at an average cost of $1 million per mile,
or a total cost of $20-35 billion, can begin the process of converting
even historical deserts into productive areas.
Of course costs will vary according to the region and its
In horse latitudes areas bordering tropical zones,
and therefore suffering from hot high pressure air masses and high winds
which move moisture into the ITCZ, the solution will be longer term than
rain shadow desert regions.
Evaporation stimulation and management over the
long term will facilitate a shifting of the horse latitudes higher and
higher into areas where reduced direct solar radiation have typically
engendered colder conditions, such as Argentina and Canada. Our
stimulations show that every decade of a fully operational INdRA program
would move the range of the ITCZ by one degree of latitude.
This process would continue for 10 or 15 decades, and would result in
near tropical hydrology in 35-40 latitudes.
Seawater could be transported an average of 400
miles to generate salt marshes in the heart of desert regions.
The first 100-200 miles of transport would be in pipes that would
eventually open to evaporation/updraft channels which terminate in salt
marshes. Each channel could effectively deliver millions of acre feet of
fresh water to cloud level each year.
During the first few years due to prevailing wind,
sub-optimum lapse rates and heat conditions we estimate that 90-95% of
this water would be blown back to the ITCZ. The moisture that
remains in the region would stimulate modest increases in
rainfall, resulting in an equally slight increase in regional hydrology.
In subsequent years a gradual increase in the regions hydrology would
become the new norm and nature would incorporate these changes slowly.
Tropical species of weeds and wildlife would slowly expand in these
regions, Within 1 or 2 decades the nature of farming in the region
would also begin to shift. Energy utilization would shift
from water momentum to other uses.
Rain shadow deserts will require relatively more
expensive but faster solutions. Seawater could be delivered to
these regions which are generally upgrade, either through pipelines
tunneled through mountain ranges, or pumped up to sufficiently high
elevations to feed runoff channels. In many cases existing
abandoned mines, and other pre-existing structures can be modified to
form seawater channels through mountains. Seawater sources could
be augmented by giant fog catchers at high elevations on the wet side of
the mountains, which can be directed to enhance transported seawater.
These channels would be permanent structures, but within a decade the
hydrology of these regions would be changed dramatically.
Within 2 decades a widespread implementation of
INdRA programs would add $300-400 billion to world productivity by
amelioration of deserts and arid conditions. These savings are
then combined with the multiple trillion dollars savings, that INdRA
facilitated increases in weather control and predictability through
reduced drought, wind speed, and dangerous storm conditions.
Demonstrate that INdRA is both a natural eco-friendly, and extremely
cost effective solutions to world hydrology.
We say no Mr.Diallo, desert restoration is not too
expensive to do, desert restoration is too valuable not to do.