Perpetual motion machines

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1. Comment rated too low. Show this comment thejackel 2 years ago

someone has to say it

fake! :D

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2. tsar911 2 years ago

Perpetual motion is against the laws of physics. Closest thing ever achieved is superconductors but they need 'work' done in order to keep them at very low temperature.

FAKE.

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3. GerardF1 2 years ago

Worse than fake .. Fraud passing itself as Science

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4. lyleoz 2 years ago

Some nice magic tricks

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5. master_shake 2 years ago

So I play along and look up the link (in the description) and even that disproves this. If he actually had perpetual motion he would be rich to say the least.

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6. Paul1968 2 years ago

so simple yet so interesting.
maybe i'll make some of these for features at home :*

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7. huldu 2 years ago

Not in our galaxy.

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8. desertstorm 2 years ago

Actually, all of these are extremely useful things, as they challenge us to study physics to really understand, WHY they are impossible. :)

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9. BenderBRodriguez 2 years ago

Never underestimate fossil fuels lobby, there were many inventions that would make oil look like a legacy crap but people behind the oil are rich and can afford to make threats and control governments so it's even easier to threaten or kill some puny inventors...

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10. Comment rated too low. Show this comment moese 2 years ago

to the fake-sayers: these "machines" actually work as long as gravity is present - but they would NOT work in a closed system (zero gravity vacuum)!

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11. desertstorm 2 years ago

#10 We have a problem here, dear Sir, because Boyl's self-flowing flasks and shifting-weight overbalanced wheels DO NOT WORK in ANY circumstances, regardless of the presence or absence of gravity, atmospheric pressure, etc. Go read Wikipedia or something... :D

P.S. Just to enlighten you more on the marvels of physics: You can't find a place in the observable universe, where gravitational force equals zero, as, according to the current theory of physics, it has infinite range. :D

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12. moese 2 years ago

#11 you are right. I should have read the wikipedia article I've posted -_-

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13. Natan_el_Tigre 2 years ago

#6 Be careful not to trip on the power chord(s).

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14. loadrunner 2 years ago

And if you made one, it never returns the energy it took to create it, and it needs energy to get it in motion. But if you have one and it keeps in motion, and it uses all energy it creates, you have some awesome desktop toy.

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15. beerholder 2 years ago

#8 we know why they are impossible. thermodynamics.

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16. binarybill 2 years ago

Yup. true perpetual motion is impossible, but do you want to know the nearest thing to perpetual motion that we are all closely associated with? Well.... you're standing on it! Earth! For approximately 4.5 billion years this planet has been going around and around and around the sun, and spinning on its own axis. And it doesn't look as if it's gonna stop any day soon. :)

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17. ughlah 2 years ago

Guess what, as long as you put energy into the system it'll run. The sun, earth, your car, or those obscure "perpetuals". If you stop giving them additional energy they'll slow down.

By the way, days are getting longer on earth - the 40 hour day is coming. Just will take quite a while...

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18. binarybill 2 years ago

#17. Good point. It's estimated that the Earth's rotation is slowing by about 1.4 milliseconds per solar day per century. Now, trace that back to when the planet was first formed, and you'll see that back then, the length of an Earth day/night rotation cycle was only about 6.5 hours!

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19. snus69 2 years ago

at 5:04 you can see how the central wheel suddenly starts to rotate on it's own this model is fake for sure

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20. kozy 2 years ago

these machines would never start working if there wasn't humans hand giving them starting kinetic energy. and gravity ofc.

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21. CrazyEddie 2 years ago

Friction.
Always remember friction, 'cos it'll remember you.

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22. binarybill 2 years ago

#22. Remember. The truth is often stranger than friction.

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23. Jugernux 2 years ago

It’s a good thing the laws of physics have never been wrong or had to be rewritten throughout the history of man. Just ask the Wright Brothers. Also it’s not like any government would keep this information from us. They only make about 55 cents for every gallon sold in this country. So they would not have any invested interest to keep this information hidden. Come on who do you think runs this country the oil companies? We can trust the government, Right? ;)

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24. dvandok 2 years ago

#16: the earth is essentially an enormous flywheel. But it, too, will eventually stop under the influence of tidal motion (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tide#Earth_tides). It already stopped the moon.

All the examples in the film are typical 'classical' Newtonian physics. At that scale, all things must come to an end. But in quantum physics, nothing ever stops.

By some argument our entire universe came from...essentially nothing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ImvlS8PLIo (A Universe from Nothing).

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25. Comment rated too low. Show this comment mailher 2 years ago

FUCK YYYYYYYYYYYYOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUU

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26. binarybill 2 years ago

#24. In the beginning there was nothing.
Then it exploded! :D

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27. cyberdevil 2 years ago

Cool machines. I appreciate the gravity of their situation. :P

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28. fizo 1 year ago

This is nice but they will stop eventually :)