Hump Day Hilarity: Great moments in planet saving energy engineering

British fracking protestor Prajna has it all figured out. Tom Wilson interviewed this guy at the fracking protest in Balcombe England. A cartoon from Josh follows. Prajna Have you protested before on energy issues? Prajna: “Well, no. But I’ve designed a few energy things. I’ve designed an internal combustion engine that only has two moving…

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Perpetuum Mobile

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Since at least the days of Da Vinci, people have been fascinated by perpetual motion machines. One such “perpetuum mobile” designed around the time of the civil war is shown below. It wasn’t until the development of the science of thermodynamics that it could be proven that all such mechanisms…