When people begin to talk about zero-point energy or over-unity, the basic concept is to create a machine that will output more energy than is put into the system.
While this seems to defy common sense – after all, one minus one must equal zero, not 0.1 – when discussing the concept in the field of quantum physics, it is more logical than one may believe. The United States National Aeronautical and Space Agency (NASA) has recently conducted some experiments in this area with a moderate success rate.
Squeezing Out Energy
When working in space, which is almost a complete vacuum, energy exists in several forms: light, electromagnetic, etc. A principle of quantum physics known as the uncertainty principle states that it is impossible to remove all the energy from a given space completely.
There will always be some amount of energy that remains. The amount of that energy is minimal compared to the original amount present, but it is still measurable and present. It is this energy that scientists are attempting to capture and create an over-unity generator.
Measuring the Energy
An interesting aspect of the amount of energy left over is that capturing it would result in the creation of an enormous amount of power. According to one description summarized by NASA scientists, if you take the amount of this “extra” uncaptured energy contained in a single cup of coffee, there would be enough energy available to boil down the entire water content of the world’s oceans. It is easy to see that zero-point energy’s potential is huge if the energy can be captured and harnessed.
When considering the practical applications of over-unity, the technology is a global energy game-changer. If put in the context of automobile fuel efficiency, instead of getting 30 – 40 miles per gallon of fuel, there would be the possibility of thousands of miles per gallon. This would make the carbon-based, fossil fuel argument mute since the amount of pollution produced would be one-thousandth of the current emissions. The advantages to companies and consumers would result in major positive economic shifts.