Reimagined and Revamped. Fighting the spread of nonsense often feels like a Sisyphean task. However, the joy is in making the information available, not the hope of conversion.

Looking for companies

I like to get through the hype of companies. I spent most of my time with fuel cell companies recently. You can see what I have for data concerning the Medis junk. Mechanical Technology (MTI microfuel cells) has also made news about focusing on a low power system. At some point in the future I will go about showing how a fuel cell in a portable device is a dumb idea. Im not alone. not alone here either.

Creating a model that shows this is a big task and it may take me a while to do it. Until then, I'm hoping for some suggestions on some companies to analyze. For example, my attention was recently pointed at some ridiculous claims made by Eagle Coatings (in particular the last page has a truly misleading diagram). So I will do an entry on that. So please, if you would like a quick analysis on some hype that a company puts out, please forward it to me in the comments section.

6 comments:

On 4/16/07, 11:14 AM , crunkykd said...

If you want to critically check out some other company's claims, here's a good candidate: www.steorn.com/orbo/technology . They got several million dollars for a perpetual motion machine, as far as I can tell.

 
On 4/16/07, 12:49 PM , Techskeptic said...

Thanks. I'll look into that as soon as I get done with Eagle.

 
On 4/16/07, 1:02 PM , Techskeptic said...

Well, I looked at the site. Its gonna be tough to evaluate since they don't put up any technical specs, no conceptual drawings of the technology, and no specific claims besides a volumetric power density, which is great, but impossible to review since they dont even refer a research paper or anything concerning the technology.

I can't even get into the forums to ask a question. As is stands.. I'm with you, these guys are totally full of crap. Amazing you can still get money by selling blatant snake oil.

They could get a quick million by submitting their technology to the Randi foundation

http://www.randi.org/research/index.html

They would publicly evaluate the technology and claims for Steorn.

no one has passed even the first phase of obtaining this prize.

 
On 4/16/07, 11:17 PM , crunkykd said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDV9Al0e_T0

lot's of interviews with the company on youtube. just search "steorn"

 
On 3/11/08, 9:30 PM , crunkykd said...

Here's another one for you. I don't know what it is about magnets that get's people going. http://www.magneticpowerinc.com/

 
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