Posted by Winston on May 29, 2011, 4:28 am
I bet performance would improve if one used a volumetric flask
rather than a test tube. (f(o) matched to the RPM of the motor).
Posted by sno on May 28, 2011, 8:21 pm
On 5/28/2011 2:58 PM, Winston wrote:
LOL.....thanks for video
.....made my day....<grin>
Correct Scientific Terminology:
Hypothesis - a guess as to why or how something occurs
Theory - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments
to be generally assumed to be true.
Law - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments
in enough different ways that it is assumed to be truer then a theory.
Note: nothing is proven in science, things are assumed to be true.
Posted by Winston on May 28, 2011, 8:44 pm
I *could not* believe how well that thing performed!
Posted by z on June 1, 2011, 4:42 am
Morris -- time spent? yes .. wasted? no! Whatever you end up doing, the
fact you documented your efforts makes none if it a waste. I've really
enjoyed following your work -- you have a real gift for writing that lets
the less than uber technical minded of us follow along and understand (or
at least think we understand!).
The other day I was thinking how much I would have LOVED to have such
resources available as a young student .. I was coming up a bit before
the internets .. so much time finding obscure publications and digging
into the archives. It's great that you have such documentation available
for one and all -- even if you think it's a dead end -- it's still
information for the next person with an idea who might learn from your
Yours is a clear presentation of experiments and results and theory
intertwined with illuminating illustrations prose, much like we've seen
in early science texts -- when it was all figured out in the garage.
I've refered a lot of folk to your site over the years
So whatever you do please keep it coming .. great stuff.
-Zachary in Oregon
Posted by BobG on June 4, 2011, 4:09 pm
Thank you for showing your work on fluidynes. I have followed it with
enough interest to attempt to build a loop with tubing and water and
observe speed of sloshing and calculate rate of heating and cooling
with various sunlamps and torches. You are absolutely correct that
these things are finicky and hard to understand mathematically and
empirically. But I do have a prediction... the next big breakthrough
in a new engine will be the result of inventors and tinkerers sharing
and publishing their work on electronic media, and will have
international contributers. Keep up the Good Work fellow inventors!