Sunday, November 15, 2009

Perpetual Motion

Perpetual motion, in theory, is a system of energy production that produces more energy than the amount of energy put into the system for generation. In other words, perpetual motion would go on forever and we would never run out of energy. The idea of perpetual motion is great and would solve our current energy crisis however; it violates the second law of thermodynamics that states that the entropy or randomness of a system always increases. Perpetual motion is regarded as very fictitious among the scientific community on the basis that if perpetual motion is possible, then most of what we believe to be true in physics is false. With that being said, I have found a video in which perpetual motion is displayed (or edited to appear to be perpetual motion) using just a few small magnets. Is this real or fake? And can this be produced on a large scale?

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