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(Gizmodo) Video This awesome perpetual motion machine may not be perpetual but it's awesome for sure   (gizmodo.com) divider line 107
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2013-02-07 01:35:56 PM
Even if someone could invent a perpetual motion machine what good would it be? It wouldn't be able to do any extra, actual work. It would just be a worthless novelty item sold at Spencer Gifts.
 
2013-02-07 05:42:23 PM
"the magnets will lose its magnetism after a few years. "

I need to point out that the eventual wearing out of mechanical parts in no way prevents anything from qualifying as a perpetual motion machine. Because it's about energy, not materials.
 
2013-02-07 09:19:58 PM

nmemkha: How about you stop looking down you smug nose at being "technically correct" and actually contribute to the discussion?


Don't be sore that you were wrong, and don't take it out on me that I'm right.  It's ok to be wrong, it's how we learn.

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2013-02-08 09:42:31 AM

Rich Cream: "the magnets will lose its magnetism after a few years. "

I need to point out that the eventual wearing out of mechanical parts in no way prevents anything from qualifying as a perpetual motion machine. Because it's about energy, not materials.


But by that definition, a car is a perpetual motion machine... it, like the magnets, just runs out of fuel after a while.
 
2013-02-08 09:47:57 AM

stonicus: Rich Cream: "the magnets will lose its magnetism after a few years. "

I need to point out that the eventual wearing out of mechanical parts in no way prevents anything from qualifying as a perpetual motion machine. Because it's about energy, not materials.

But by that definition, a car is a perpetual motion machine... it, like the magnets, just runs out of fuel after a while.


You confusing the engine with the car.
 
2013-02-08 09:57:02 AM

Rich Cream: "the magnets will lose its magnetism after a few years. "

I need to point out that the eventual wearing out of mechanical parts in no way prevents anything from qualifying as a perpetual motion machine. Because it's about energy, not materials.


I does if you are 'consuming' those parts to add energy to the system as is the case here.
 
2013-02-08 09:58:57 AM

stonicus: Rich Cream: "the magnets will lose its magnetism after a few years. "

I need to point out that the eventual wearing out of mechanical parts in no way prevents anything from qualifying as a perpetual motion machine. Because it's about energy, not materials.

But by that definition, a car is a perpetual motion machine... it, like the magnets, just runs out of fuel after a while.



The magnets are the fuel and if the fuel runs out, then point taken.
 
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