It’s been an exciting week for several reasons. The Breakthrough Power e-book is now for sale on our site; please spread the word. Second, reports are coming from the TeslaTech and Natural Philosophy Alliance conferences. A press pass awaited me in Albuquerque, but my budget kept me home. I consoled myself by remembering highlights (see note at end) of the conference in Idaho a month ago. Which leads to appreciation of the 3rd reason for excitement this week:
Paul Babcock’s remarkable speech — the first video from the June 30-July 1 Bedini-Lindemann conference – was released, in digital. In this lengthy post I’ll review it.
John Bedini’s and Peter Lindemann’s presentations always deliver valuable information for experimenters, and now they’ve introduced us to new stars on the scene who reinforce similar messages about innovative energy generators. Babcock’s presentation about magnetism’s secrets is the first of probably four videos that will be sold by the Bedini-Lindemann conference organizers.
“Magnetism imparts energy!” is Babcock’s message in that video, and “Overunity is how the universe works.” He explains different ways to tap magnetism for a power gain in electrical circuits.
Although Babcock says overunity (more energy output than the measured energy input warrants) is found in processes throughout the universe, he adds that nature places “governors” on it. Nature’s governors prevent the universe from blowing up. His presentation explains how he and his partners developed their own tricks to fool Mother Nature for our benefit, such as designing an electric motor in such a way that nature’s counter-force that usually fights the forward motion of a rotor is reduced or eliminated. His talk also explains why no real law of physics is broken when his team dramatically increases the output of an electrical circuit.
The general drift of his talk is no surprise to researchers who have for years been listening to another brilliant inventor, John Bedini. One experimenter comments that Babcock’s clear explanations make it easier to understand how Bedini could get excess energy from his own “impulse motors.”
I’ll introduce the story of Babcock’s search-for-knowledge and some general areas where he found answers, but you’ll need to buy his full presentation like I did if you want to understand the principles of electricity and magnetism he’s talking about. Please don’t argue here about his message without watching his video!
Paul Babcock ambles onstage dressed in faded blue jeans and plaid shirt. Sporting a ponytail and greying beard, he introduces himself by saying he’s always been a geek. However despite his low-key manner, I’d say he has a large presence, in more than one way. Speaking with firm conviction as well as humor, he openly shares what he’s learned. “All I want to do is give you people the tools to advance the cause. Because I can tell you a lot of stories about what happens when you go out in the world of physics and make claims they don’t like.”
His joking and casual manner almost hides the fact that he’s recognized internationally as an experienced industrial electronics technician, project manager, design engineer, communications and alternative energy expert and that he’s a savvy inventor involved in starting a multi-million dollar business with products based on recovery of magnetic energy. (Products that the alternate-energy and energy conservation marketplace welcome, but not the full gift to humankind that he could build if financial institutions welcomed game-changing electric motors.)
From the time he was a kid Paul played with magnets. Fortunately for us he never lost that sense of play, because while fooling around with magnets he eventually found ways to tap magnetism for a power gain in electrical circuits
In college he learned the laws of classical electrical physics. But during his career out in the world of real electricity he saw things happen that defied understanding. While working with high-powered systems he would see bursts of energy seemingly come out of nowhere. Frustrated by the fact that the bursts of energy didn’t relate to Ohm’s law, through the 1980s he studied the works of alternative theorists such as Thomas Bearden and read John Bedini’s technical writings. Babcock concluded that something is missing from standard teachings.
His quest for answers intensified in 1988. He was having a bad run of luck while living in Alaska and his right arm was injured in an accident, so during a severe winter he lived in a little cabin, broke and hungry. One night sitting by his kerosene lamp listening to a radio show he heard the show host say his guest was an inventor named Joseph Newman who would talk about a free energy machine.
Babcock didn’t have anything else to do, so he listened to Newman’s claims about magnetism. Intrigued, Babcock scraped up the fifty dollars and bought Newman’s book. “I got this big tome, a huge book…politics and ego and patent wars. But in the middle were 20 pages of absolute brilliance and observation about magnetism. He made this simple observation about magnetism – ‘the power you expend to make a magnetic field has nothing to do with the strength of the magnetic field you create!’”
From then on Babcock was on a quest to learn how Newman’s observation relates to the known laws. How does it relate to the simple algebra of electrical physics? As a result of finding answers, he and his business partners later developed their new technology.
The physics laws named after people such as Ohm, Faraday, Joule, Lenz and Kirchhoff are essential, Babcock says, for anyone who wants to do free-energy work out in the world. His presentation showed which electrical laws are never subject to change and which ones you could skirt around in order to engineer electrical circuits that harness magnetism effectively. He said if you know how to use the laws, you can employ simple algebraic truths to prove to anybody that magnetism is energy. “Or if it is not energy, it begets energy.”
Back to his odyssey: Another “aha!” moment came when he was in Alaska in winter with spare time to sit by the woodstove at a friend’s house. It was the first time he encountered the new super-powerful magnets made from neodymium. The friend handed Babcock two magnets about an inch square and they marveled at the magnets’ super-strong forces of attraction and repulsion. After taking his turn handling the magnets, he reached out to give one back to the friend. Babcock’s hand passed near the cast iron stove and the magnet suddenly leapt off his hand and accelerated as if “from zero to sixty in eight inches.” It hit the stove with such force that the magnet shattered into a dozen pieces.
This huge expression of energy had nothing to do with the energy of his hand’s relatively slow motion. The magnet imparted that energy onto itself, he realized. He hadn’t lit a rocket or burned any fuel to make it speed up so forcefully.
Babcock showed a simple experiment reinforcing his point that magnetism is an expression of energy. It involves two projectiles of the same weight and dimensions each traveling the same distance toward a target. In one scenario, the materials used are non-magnetic and in the other they are magnetic. Watch the experiment and try it!
Babcock said that when he demonstrated his insights to graduate students, university gatekeepers threw him out. He took it in stride, realizing that, for career reasons, some people cannot listen.
Why did he and his partners choose the name Flyback Energy for their business? Other experts in magnetism and electricity try to get rid of flyback. Flyback is the burst of energy that suddenly appears when an electrical current’s flow through a conductor is interrupted and as a result the magnetic field that had been produced by current flow collapses, creating an electrical discharge. The disruptive burst is also called Reverse Electromotive Force or Flyback Electrical Discharge.
The Flyback Energy company partners turn a problem into a solution and are in the business of magnetic energy recovery. Physicists tell Babcock that the flyback electrical kick is not energy. He insists that it is, and he presents ample evidence.
What does this mean for us in the general public? I see it as meaning that if a previously unharnessed type of clean energy has been overlooked and can be proven to exist, we have no valid excuse for allowing the oil-spill, coal pit, gas fracking and nuclear-waste damage to continue. Breakthroughs such as motors and generators that are even fifty per cent more efficient can be combined with solar and wind power to make standard energy alternatives easily affordable and free us from filthy energy-generating systems. That’s my opinion — admittedly judgmental and emotional.
For Paul Babcock the road to a revolutionary motor design was long, and traveled one step at a time from the moment in 1988 that he realized there doesn’t have to be a fixed relationship between the amount of electrical energy expended into a circuit and the amount of magnetic flux created. He learned the tricks regarding electrical resistance and other factors that can change the end result.
One of the video clips in his presentation demonstrated a simple experiment with plasma arcs. The output energy as shown by the size and heat of sparks and melting of metal rods dramatically increased when he used a large inductive resistor compared to a smaller mass, but the mathematical expression for what he was doing hadn’t changed.
After countless experiments to learn how to catch very brief electrical bursts and store them for later use, he and his partners made a breakthrough with another factor — limiting the amount of circuit “on” time in order to limit how many joules of input energy had to be used. “A point is reached where the joules of energy discharged by the Reverse Electromotive Force of the conductor exceeds the amount of Joules of energy consumed by the circuit,” Babcock explains.
It seems that the Conservation of Energy rule doesn’t really apply to the team’s wizardry.
In my non-technical view, the high point of Babcock’s talk was a clip from a video professionally made by his brother nearly ten years ago and never before shown to a public audience. It includes action shots of an unusual fast-switching motor — the culmination of all the things the team had learned, built into one prototype device.
The clip begins by acknowledging the standard belief about limitations to the amount of horsepower that electric motors can make for a given amount of electrical watts. Ever since the first electric motor more than 130 years ago, scientists and engineers have accepted the limitation that counter-motive induction slaps onto motor design, and they believe there’s no way to conquer that limitation. They teach that the only way to increase speed and horsepower is to increase the input voltage.
But by combining proprietary switching and other now-patented technologies and processes, Babcock’s direct current electric motor eliminates or radically reduces countermotive induction and the effects of Lenz’ law, the narrator of the video clip says. This makes it possible to increase motor speeds and thus increase horsepower without the need to increase voltage and total input power. The new design concept makes it possible to build electric motors that are electrically much more efficient than conventional motors.
Babcock says the mathematics shows that this kind of motor could possibly produce a mechanical horsepower output for as little as 200 watts of electrical input per horsepower. (I’m looking at two regular 100-watt lightbulbs as I realize how little energy it might take to run that motor.)
Before the showing at the Bedini-Lindemann conference, why had no public audience ever seen that video clip? Paul Babcock explains. “We made that video almost ten years ago, and we buried it. Because all it got us was trouble.”
When trying to raise funding to build a company, he explains, telling the truth about how world-changing your discovery is may create resistance in the status quo. He and his team ten years ago were younger “and kind of naive, thinking ‘Hey we have a great thing. The world is going to welcome us with open arms.’ Wrong. It’s time to get your beating for doing good work. And it really set us back,” Babcock adds, “in the world of finance and business anyway.”
When is his company going to take that revolutionary prototype shown in the film and develop it into a commercial motor? Not until he can pay the million-dollar cost of product development himself, Babcock tells us vehemently. Not until he doesn’t have to beg for startup money and go to financial institutions for funding. In the meantime, Flyback Energy is happily in the business of making acceptable helpful products.
The Magnetic Secrets video doesn’t provide his company’s proprietary schematics for how to build a motor of course, but Babcock gives enough information in the hour-long talk that any experimenter can test the principles. I hope that thousands of engineers and physicists end up watching Paul Babcock’s presentation. Better yet, hundreds of thousands of experimenters…
(PS. The Bedini-Lindemann conference had a friendly atmosphere and attendees from the Pacific Northwest and around the world who praised the quality of information conveyed, and for the most part it ran smoothly. My own presentation on July 1 however was cause for retirement. The Powerpoint with my photos was too byte-heavy to be run from a thumb drive, so the equipment took on a mind of its own and distracted me from what I’d planned to present. It was a learning experience.)
Another PS, another learning… I’m drawing attention to a comment that relates to this blogpost:
Hal Freeman wrote today: “I think there’s a little technical mistake in the text. Where we read “conductor” should be “inductor”. The inductor is the one that have the property of causing flyback or Reverse eletromotive force. Just to help clarify readers, as a matter of fact, a inductor is just a conductor wrapped in coils. “
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