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Old 08-26-2013, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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Look at the bottom entitled "Inventions You'll Never See'.
As you see each picture, read the blurb to the right,
using the tiny scroll bar located there to get all the
information.

Very disturbing, if true.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Some of the items on the list, like the streetcars, didn't make it for economic reasons and/or lack of consumer interest, like streetcars ... people wanted their automobiles, and the culture came to revolve around them.

Others, like Tesla's free energy, didn't make it because there wasn't an economic model for making a profit that would support its development and the enormous investment that would go into it. And as I recall, he was playing with the concept but I don't think he had a fully working device. And the concept wasn't that there was no cost to creating the energy: it was a way of broadcasting energy without wires. You still had to generate the energy that you were broadcasting.

Still others on the list are just wacky or quacky, like the car that supposedly ran on water (I remember this hokum from my childhood in the 50s) or the miracle cancer cures. I'm surprised Huffpo didn't include a perpetual motion machine or two in the mix.

The results of Fleischmann and Pons' cold fusion experiments couldn't be replicated. However, research is ongoing in various places. I wouldn't give up on cold fusion just yet. They've been trying to develop hot fusion for decades with little or no progress.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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Random sequence combination locks
Dark bulbs (that way you can play night baseball during the daytime)
Steamer trunks that lock from the inside
Flat head (slot) metric reversible screwdrivers for left handed people
Ice cube tray demagnetizers
Microwavable lettuce
Left handed basketballs
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Dark bulbs (that way you can play night baseball during the daytime)
Would be great for high latitudes around the summer solstice!
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Very interesting. So sad that there is so much greedy government control, etc.
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Old 12-02-2018, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Why is this in the paranormal forum?
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Old 12-02-2018, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Why is this in the paranormal forum?
If I had a time machine, I'd go back five and a half years and ask the OP why it was posted here.
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Old 12-02-2018, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Why is this in the paranormal forum?
Because the guitarist saw the white light at the end of the tunnel?
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Old 12-02-2018, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Some of the items on the list, like the streetcars, didn't make it for economic reasons and/or lack of consumer interest, like streetcars ... people wanted their automobiles, and the culture came to revolve around them.

Others, like Tesla's free energy, didn't make it because there wasn't an economic model for making a profit that would support its development and the enormous investment that would go into it. And as I recall, he was playing with the concept but I don't think he had a fully working device. And the concept wasn't that there was no cost to creating the energy: it was a way of broadcasting energy without wires. You still had to generate the energy that you were broadcasting.

Still others on the list are just wacky or quacky, like the car that supposedly ran on water (I remember this hokum from my childhood in the 50s) or the miracle cancer cures. I'm surprised Huffpo didn't include a perpetual motion machine or two in the mix.

The results of Fleischmann and Pons' cold fusion experiments couldn't be replicated. However, research is ongoing in various places. I wouldn't give up on cold fusion just yet. They've been trying to develop hot fusion for decades with little or no progress.
Maybe they actually read that the patent office now routinely rejects perpetual motion machine claims outright because of the violation of fundamental laws of nature. In this specific case, they, the patent office, demand a working prototype which they donít do for many claims.
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Old 12-03-2018, 05:32 PM
 
Location: PRC
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In this specific case, they, the patent office, demand a working prototype which they don’t do for many claims.
And the ones which 'work' are classified. Yep, good plan.
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