New Energy Glossary

excerpted from The Coming Energy Revolution and other sources.

the background substance of the universe, now thought to be in a constant spiraling motion, that of a vortex. It is the basic substance out of which the universe is made, and it gives rise to space energy.

This means that the aether or zero-point field (see below) exists not only in space but also passes through our bodies all the time.

Alternating current (AC):
an electrical current that regularly reverses its direction of flow. The frequency of the change in direction is measured in Hertz (Hz) or cycles per second. In the UK and Europe, AC is 50 Hz so for example, the current goes from positive to negative and back to positive (one full cycle) fifty times each second. In the United States the standard is 60 Hz.

Alternative energy:
energy derived from nontraditional sources such as solar or wind energy (as opposed to fossil fuels) and do not use up natural resources or harm the environment

a force that opposes or cancels gravity, which is the force that pulls or pushes all objects on the earth’s surface towards the planet’s center. Under certain conditions, space energy can produce an antigravity effect.

a device for storing electrical energy

a device for storing electrical charge

Casimir effect:
the tendency for two perfectly smooth metal surfaces placed very near each other to come closer together. It is thought that space energy causes this effect.

the formation of cavities or bubbles in liquids, and the collapse of those bubbles. Shock waves are created when the bubbles that form in a low-pressure section of a liquid-carrying pipe collapse upon being carried to a high-pressure section. Cavitation is also called water hammer.

Cold Fusion:
Low temperature fusion or nuclear type reactions at room temperature using heavy water and palladium electrodes and generating surplus heat and deuterium.

Direct Current (DC):
means that the flow of electrons in a circuit is always in the same direction.

a small, negatively-charged particle which orbits the nucleus of any element. In a normal state the number of electrons orbiting the nucleus is equal to the number of protons in the nucleus.

Free Energy:
refers to a form of energy that is tapped somehow from our immediate environment in defiance of our accepted interpretation of physical law and by being guided by anomalies which are revealed by experiment, even though the latter might be seen as the work of cranks in our scientific community. - Harold Aspden Ph.D., England

a general term for a device which turns motive energy into electrical power.

Heat Pump:
a device that heats a structure by drawing heat from the surrounding earth, air or water.

Implosion Generator:
a generator that uses an inward-spiraling vortex movement to produce power.

is resistance to a change in motion.
In“Beyond E=mc2” ( The Sciences, VOl. 34, No. 6, Novermber/December 1994, pp 26-31, 1994) Bernhard Haisch, Alfonso Rueda and H.E. Puthoff write: ”Our work suggests inertia is a property arising out of the vast, all-pervasive electromagnetic field …called the zero-point field (ZPF). The name comes from the fact that the field is held to exist ini a vacuum -- what is commonly thought of as ‘empty’space – even at the temperature of absolute zero, at which all thermal radiation is absent.”

Internal Combustion Engine:
is avehicle engine in which refined fossil fuel such as gasoline is burned.The energy released by this burning is transformed into a rotary motion that propels the vehicles wheels.

Laws of Physics:
Tapping energy from a previously-unrecognized source would not violate any physics “law”.

It has been known for over two thousand years that certain materials exhibit an invisible force known as magnetism. The origin of magnetism within materials is still something of a mystery, although it is now believed that it is connected to groups of atoms known as “domains”. These domains, while randomly structured in other materials, are more ordered in one direction in magnetic materials, and can thus exert a force.

Magnet(ic) Motor:
a device which converts the power of - or relating to - or caused by magnetism (e.g., "magnetic forces") into mechanical force and motion, with no other input. It usually provides rotary mechanical motion. Also: the machines that utilize the properties of a magnet for mechanical energy.

a device for turning electrical power into motive power

is a “special situation” within a system or process in which order increases in matter and energy; the opposite of entropy which means that disorder increases.

New Energy and “free energy”:
are phrases used to describe a variety of unusual technologies which convert energy from their surroundings without consuming fuel. These names are given to both conventional alternatives such as well-known solar and wind and to non-conventional (frontier physics) energy systems which include electrostatics, catalytic or low-energy reactions, sonofusion, pulsed plasmas, new hydrogen systems, breakthrough heat engines, water cavitation, solid-state electronics, magnetic, charge-cluster, “radiant energy” and other outside-the-box inventions.

Open system:
a system for which a nearly-infinite amount of energy is available, or a system which taps into unlimited energy from its surroundings.

is a condition in which there is more energy going out of a device than the known energy coming in. Some inventors say their new-energy system gains energy from its environment.because output of the system is more than the input which starts it.

Perpetual motion machine:
a device that, once set in motion, continues to operate without an outside source of energy within a closed system. Such a device is impossible to build.

the force that prevents current from easily passing through a wire or other material.

the state of a wire when it loses resistance. Superconductivity to date has normally only occured at very low temperatures, but if it could be made to occur reliably at room temperature superconductivity could help create a practical source of electrical power.

a machine that uses a stream of either gas or liquid to turn a shaft such as the rotor of a generator.

a three-dimensional spiralling. A vortex can create a funnel of energy such as a tornado. Motion along such a spiralling can be outward, in which energy is dissipated, or inward in which energy is intensified or sucked into the system from the surrounding space.

Zero-point field:
is the modern “aether” - the ether or background energy of the universe. A longer name is “zero-point quantum fluctuations of the vacuum of space”. New-energy inventions may interact with it in certain ways that draw energy from it.
One theory of the ZPF is that mass, inertia and gravity are not properties of matter. Instead they are the interaction of matter with the zero-point field.