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In This Holiday Issue

1) Professor Dismisses Nikola Tesla's Greatest Dream

2) New Energy Harvester from STM

3) Tesla Batteries Being Used by SolarCity

4) More Efficient & Faster ways to Convert Carbon Dioxide into Fuel

5) Conversion of Zero Point Energy from Vacuum



Dear Subscriber,     HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


            As we look toward a New Year, my public appearances were many and widespread during 2013. The group just released an high definition version of my "Future Energy Breakthroughs" presentation on YouTube as Mr. Dupper reports: "Here's the link to our youtube version, which is HD

, so you can read the slides properly." Thank you to all who became IRI Members during our Fall membership and fund-raising drive.

 Our first story is a mixed bag. It's always good to see anyone acknowledge the existence of Nikola Tesla. (My bumper sticker reads: "TESLA > EDISON"). However, when a professor uses his position to advance a particular agenda which degrades and subverts as "idealism" the greatest accomplishment of a little-understood genius, then it crosses the line. Professor Carlson originally entitled his new Tesla biography "Ideal and Illusion" and promulgates the has-been illusory image of Tesla. He is located at Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia, Nau Hall - South Lawn, Charlottesville, VA 22904 for those who wish to write to him after reading Story #1 and maybe his book. Advanced science often looks like magic to those who don't understand it. This is certainly true of Tesla's wireless transmission of power. IRI has spent years gathering and publishing the wisdom of those very few qualified scientists who can explain it electromagnetically and who, in some cases, have replicated the scalar wave transmission. Dr. Nick Simos, for example, from Brookhaven National Labs is the latest in the series of Tesla experts who are trying to educate those who are willing to listen and study his physics of electrostatic induction or displacement (see his slide reprinted in Story #1). 

Story #2 is for the electronic engineers who like to keep up on the future energy trends that are shaping the way we power our appliances. The Energy Harvester IC #SPV1050 is a new product that helps make it easy to provide a designer's choice of voltage output for either a solar or thermal energy low voltage input.

Story #3 is exciting for the main reason that any company that has been giving away solar panels for FREE is a good company to connect with. SolarCity is amazing in that respect. However, the latest innovation to add batteries supplied by Tesla Motors to the solar panel storage for businesses is wonderful. The Related Story appended to the main one explains the benefits of such an arrangement. 

Many of us wonder how can we process CO2 to pull it out of the atmosphere and make something useful out of it. Story #4 explains the latest developments that are actually in production. The Related Story section has examples such as piggybacking with a volcano to make it work or using fancy catalysts to break apart the C and O2 for fuel. 

Story #5 is a farewell email posting from across the sea on zero-point energy. Professor Claus Turtur has several contributions online which may be of interest since he did some great research for his article in the Pulse magazine. I encourage everyone to order the premier issue of the Global BEM organization that also includes a zero point energy article as well.


Have a Happy Holiday and Prosperous New Year



Thomas Valone, PhD

1) Professor Dismisses Nikola Tesla' Greatest Dream


Thomas Valone, Press Release, Integrity Research Institute, December 10, 2013,



The skeptical historian at the University of Virginia, W. Bernard Carlson has published his biography of Nikola Tesla this year, Tesla, Inventor of the Electrical Age (Princeton Univ. Press, 2013) for which a review inNatural History (9/13) magazine states, "He built towering generating stations, one in Colorado and another in Long Island, but the enterprise was doomed to failure by the laws of physics."



However, Carlson is not a physicist and even though I sent him my Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature book when he was drafting this biography, over a year ago, he apparently did not consult with a single PhD expert on the physics of the  Tesla wireless system who contributed to the Harnessing book. Instead,  he decided to misrepresent and slander the world's greatest electrician and his life's work on the wireless transmission of power.


Many people who have studied the Harnessing book have endorsed it (see below). Furthermore, it contains a wealth of PhD-authored papers on the wireless transmission of power through the earth-ionosphere cavity. I have been considering a new book just on Tesla's Wireless Power Revolution, since it is needed today more than ever and there are even more PhD scientists who have explained the resonant transmission of 8 Hz pulsed near-field EM waves through the earth-ionosphere parallel capacitive cavity, the latest of which comes from Dr. Nick Simos, Brookhaven National Lab, who also presented at COFE6. See for a video of his presentation and others from our last IRI conference on future energy.


Not only do students need to study Tesla's physics of electromagnetic pulsed transmission of power but apparently history professors do as well.



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The following are online posted reviews of the book, Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature, Tesla's Science of Energy by Thomas Valone, PhD, PE



5.0 out of 5 stars review of Tesla's work, March 5, 2013


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This review is from: Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature: Tesla's Science of Energy (Paperback)

A good portray of Tesla as a man and the overall effect of his work on society. There is some hint of esoteric influence in his life. There are scientific and mathmatical explanations of his work for those equipped to understand them.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars The best book on Tesla I have read yet, April 11, 2011


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This review is from: Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature: Tesla's Science of Energy (Paperback)

I wanted to share Tesla with my 10 year old daughter because it seems to be quite absent from the school curriculum. Oddly, even some science teachers at the mid-school level seem to know little about the true history of how alternating current and power generation have come about. I have other books and articles about his contributions, but wanted to find something that was a little less technical, a bit more in depth as well as an organized, historically true characterization of this man. This book has exceeded my expectations. It is not only a lesson into the great mind of a great man that deserves so much more, but also a lesson into the political realities of going against powerful entities such as JP Morgan and General Electric. Truly a book that should be in every science teachers library from 4th grade on up.

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5.0 out of 5 stars ANYONE CONCERNED ABOUT OUR WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW!!, October 16, 2004


Margaret C. Jacob "grail buff" (Dallas, OR United States) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature: Tesla's Science of Energy (Paperback)

This is a very important book, very comprehensive, and the is an organization very deserving of your consideration and support if you are at all concerned about the state of our environment and world today!! Tom Valone has some other very good products to bring this message to your friends; videos, etc. Our Noetic Sciences study group thought Integrity Research Institute's video was exceptional and so is this book!!

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking, April 27, 2004


Ron Atkins "Ron" (California) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature: Tesla's Science of Energy (Paperback)

Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature is a fascinating book about the transmission of electrical energy developed by Tesla. If you are not familair with this incredible man, consider his hundreds of inventions that have laid the groundwork for robotry, computers, microwaves, and nuclear fission, among many others. In the late 1800s, Tesla filed patents on things such as the incandescent electric light, the transmission of electrical energy, radios devices, electrical transformers, and generators.

This book is both entertaining and enlightening, and well worth the purchase price. Tesla has long been overlooked by the general public and deserves recognition as a great inventor, that even Edison learned from. This book in particular focuses on technology that Tesla invented over 100 years ago to transmit electrical energy around the globe, without powerlines. Why have we not implemented his ideas?

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars For all students of Tesla's remarkable life, January 10, 2003


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This review is from: Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature: Tesla's Science of Energy (Paperback)

Deftly compiled and edited by Thomas Valone, Harnessing The Wheelwork Of Nature: Tesla's Science Of Energy is a straightforward look at Nikola Tesla's iconoclastic dream and scientific ambition for the development and utilization of a wireless transmission of power itself. Investigating Tesla's alternative to transmission lines and how his ideas could have changed (and may yet change) the shape of human civilization itself, Harnessing The Wheelwork Of Nature is a simply fascinating read offering a unique perspective on an idea that may well have found its time at last. Composed of a series of articles contributed by an impressive spectrum of informed and informative writers, the essays are grouped into three sections: History of Tesla's Early Electrical Life; Principles of Wireless Power Transmission; and Miscellaneous Articles and Tesla Reference Material. Simply put, Harnessing The Wheelwork Of Nature is mandatory reading for all students of Tesla's remarkable life and contributions to science.

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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing presentation of wireless power transmission, December 3, 2002


Thomas Valone (Washington, DC USA) - See all my reviews


This review is from: Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature: Tesla's Science of Energy (Paperback)


"Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature" is a new book by Thomas Valone, who edited this book in time for the Wardenclyffe Tower Centennial (1903-2003)*. This book presents for the first time, the feasibility argument for Tesla's most ambitious dream, the wireless transmission of power. Pictured on the book's cover near his feet, the 187-foot Wardenclyffe Tower was Tesla's means to deliver natural 8 Hz electricity anywhere in the world, by longitudinal waves.

Unknown to most electrical engineers, Nikola Tesla's dream answers the energy crisis worldwide, saves electrical conversion losses, and provides a real alternative to transmission lines. Among the total of sixteen chapters or articles, only a few are reviewed here.

In Dr. Corum's two contributed papers, he explains Tesla's magnifying transmitter, which Tesla compared to a telescope. Corum points out that "the tuned circuit of his magnifying transmitter was the whole earth-ionosphere cavity resonator." This fact helps explain why Tesla stated, "When there is no receiver there is no energy consumption anywhere. When the receiver is put on, it draws power. That is the exact opposite of the Hertz-wave system...radiating all the time whether the energy is received or not." Thus, with Tesla's futuristic transmission of power, source dissipation will only be experienced when a load is engaged in a tuned receiver somewhere on the earth. This fact alone represents a major leap forward in electrical transmission efficiency, even one hundred years later.

Dr. Rauscher indicates in her paper that the earth's magnetosphere is the source of electrical energy, as Tesla emphasized. She points out that the relatively small longitudinal impulses that the Tesla Tower supplies triggers the earth-ionosphere oscillations to take place so the receivers can tap the earth's atmospheric electrical energy. Tesla estimated the available energy of the earth-ionosphere cavity at 7.5 gigawatts whereas Dr. Rauscher today shows that it is closer to 3 terawatts (3 billion kW), while the US only consumes about 360 million kW today for electrical needs (at 27% of the world usage). Therefore, the earth has almost three times the capacity available for electrical consumption than the entire world presently utilizes everyday.

Why wasn't the prototype of Wardenclyffe finished in 1903? Tesla offered this visionary conclusion: "The world was not prepared for it. It was too far ahead of time. But the same laws will prevail in the end and make it a triumphal success... Let the future tell the truth and evaluate each one according to their work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine."

Up until now, there has been a general malaise regarding the lack of scientific comprehension of Tesla's greatest dream. For example, the Serb National Federation notes, "With the exception of the first biography of Tesla by John J. O'Neill, science editor of the New York Herald Tribune, and published in 1944, unfortunately no biographer since has had the necessary scientific/engineering academic credentials to discuss Tesla's work in the various fields." Contributors to Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature are primarily physicists and engineers who are experts in Tesla technology. Their wealth of knowledge demonstrates their mastery of this extraordinarily progressive and technical subject. Finally, the best academic credentials have been brought to bear on the world's greatest electrical futurist.

This is a very readable and profusely illustrated reference volume on wireless transmission of power, besides being an excellent biographical gold mine of Tesla history.

Nick Cook, editor of "Jane's Defence Weekly" and author of "The Hunt for Zero Point" says, "Tesla is one of the great overlooked geniuses of science and electricity. His full story deserves to be told. Tom Valone sheds important new light on his life and work." ...





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2) New Energy Harvester from STM Micro


This new Energy Harvestor IC is a huge breakthrough that will allow a single PV cell to produce enough voltage to be converted up to typical USB device voltages of 5+ volts, at a cost of less than $1 !



The SPV1050 includes a buck-boost converter allowing the device to connect to either TEG or small solar-energy harvesting modules by providing a wide input-voltage range from .18V to 8V.

An operating efficiency of 90% allows fast battery charging even at low input power levels, while minimum MPPT accuracy of 90%maximizes energy extraction from solar or TEG sources.




This device will revolutionize the solar charging field as it means that one can soon charge their cell phones with only 1 large solar cell, vs. 10 or more small cells in series, typically needed today.


This could open up the third world market quickly, and also expand the use of LED lighting and Li-Ion batteries.


This could create a whole new market for low voltage power and solar devices, at a very low cost !








3) Tesla Batteries Being Used by SolarCity

Kevin Bullis, MIT Technology Review,  December 5, 2013 


Today, SolarCity-a company that's grown quickly by installing solar panels for free and charging customers for the solar power-announced a new business that will extend that model to providing batteries for free, too. SolarCity is a rare success story for investors in clean technology, and its business model has sped the adoption of solar panels.


The batteries could help businesses lower their utility bills by reducing the amount of power they draw from the grid. They could also help address solar power's intermittency, which could prevent it from becoming a significant source of electricity. The batteries are being supplied by Tesla Motors, whose CEO, Elon Musk, is SolarCity's chairman.


Other solar companies have failed in recent years. But SolarCity's business model has helped it grow quickly. It had a successful IPO a year ago, and its stock price has risen from its IPO price of $8 to over $50 today (see "SolarCity IPO Tests Business Model Innovations in Energy").


CEO Lyndon Rive says that eight years from now, the company might not be able to continue selling solar panel systems unless it packages them with batteries, because of the strain on the grid that solar power can cause. "It could be that, without storage, you won't be able to connect solar systems to the grid," he says.


Solar power intermittency isn't currently a big problem for utilities, since solar panels generate just a tiny fraction of the total electricity supply. But solar power will become a strain on the power grid as it grows. Power from solar panels can drop in less than a second as clouds pass overhead, before surging back again just as fast. The tools that utilities use now to match supply and demand typically can't respond that fast. Batteries could be a solution, but they're too expensive to be used widely now. Rive thinks SolarCity can help drive down their costs by scaling up its use of batteries with the new business model.


Utilities charge companies for their electricity based on two things. The first is the total amount of electricity they use (measured in kilowatt-hours). The second has to do with their peak demand-a company that needs to draw huge amounts of power for industrial equipment will pay more than one that only needs to charge a couple of laptops, since it will need bigger transformers and other equipment. The fee based on that peak electricity demand can be a big chunk of the total bill, typically between 20 and 60 percent, Rive says.


The battery systems-and the software that controls them-are designed to reduce the peak draw from the grid. Batteries charge up using power from solar panels and supplement with power from the grid when a company needs to draw its highest levels of power-such as during summer afternoons, when air conditioners are running hard.


SolarCity is also testing battery systems with residential customers, who typically don't pay demand charges. The main draw for homeowners would be the batteries' ability  to provide backup power if the grid fails. But eventually regulators could adopt rules that allow homeowners to reap profits from allowing utilities to use their batteries to help manage electricity load on the grid.

Rive says SolarCity spent three and a half years developing the battery system and the last year testing it. Because batteries are expensive, it's ideal to use ones as small as possible. Algorithms try to predict when to charge and discharge the batteries, a decision based partly on forecasts of how much solar power is going to be available and when demand will be greatest.


The batteries use the same technology Tesla uses in its electric cars. But the size of the packs could be far larger, depending on the size of the solar panel system it's paired with.

SolarCity isn't the only company looking to use batteries to reduce electricity costs (see "A Startup's Smart Batteries Reduce Buildings' Electricity Bills").Nissan recently announced that it had used the batteries inside several plugged-in Nissan Leaf electric vehicles to reduce electricity costs for one building in Japan, as part of a test of a concept called vehicle to grid (see "Recharging the Grid with Electric Cars"). 



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A Startup's Smart Batteries Reduce Buildings' Electric Bills




4) More Efficient and Faster Ways to Convert Carbon Dioxide into Fuel


Kevin Bullis, MIT Technology Review,  December 5, 2013  


Making carbon dioxide by burning hydrocarbons is easy. A pair of novel catalysts recently made by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago could make it far more practical to do the reverse, converting carbon dioxide and water into fuel.


Because running this reaction normally requires large amounts of energy, it has been economical only in rare cases (see "Company Makes CO2 into Liquid Fuel, with Help from a Volcano"). But if the process could be done commercially, liquid fuels could be made from the exhaust gases of fossil-fuel power plants.


The new work, described this week in the journalNature Communications, improves on a pair of catalysts discovered last year that more efficiently turn carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, which can then be made into gasoline and other products. Those catalysts produce carbon monoxide slowly, however, and one is made of silver, so it's expensive. But the Illinois researchers have demonstrated that it's possible to replace the silver with relatively inexpensive carbon fibers while maintaining about the same efficiency. And the technique produces carbon monoxide about 10 times faster.


The work is still in early stages, says Amin Salehi-Khojin, a professor of mechanical

engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who led the work. Salehi-Khojin says it will be necessary to produce larger amounts of the catalysts and find a way to incorporate them into a membrane that helps keep them stable over long periods of time-development work that will require industrial partners.


Salehi-Khojin says it may be possible to incorporate the catalysts into an "artificial leaf." Right now, if the process were to run on sunlight, it would require at least two pieces of equipment: a solar panel to generate electricity, and then a reactor to form the carbon monoxide. A leaf-inspired system would absorb energy from the sun and use it to drive the chemical reactions directly, rather than making electricity first (see "A Greener 'Artificial Leaf,'" "Sun Catalytix Seeks Second Act with Flow Battery," and "Artificial Photosynthesis Effort Takes Root"). This approach would make the process more economical.



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A Faster and More Efficient Way to Convert Carbon Dioxide into Fuel: New catalysts turn carbon dioxide into fuels faster and more efficiently


If We Can Bury Carbon Dioxide, Why Not Use It to Make Electricity? A startup is trying to demonstrate that carbon dioxide can be used to make clean geothermal power economical and far more widespread




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5) Conversion of  Zero Point Energy from Vacuum 

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 22:30:40 PST by vlad 


 Prof. Dr. Claus W. Turtur (University of Applied Sciences Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel - Germany) writes: Although I verified the practical utilization of free energy in the laboratory, I had to stop my research work completely. This is not very nice, because "Free and Clean Energy" would be important for mankind. 

For all who want to see my former results: Please scroll down.

The zero-point oscillations of Quantum Electrodynamics do contain a huge amount of energy, which is known on the one hand from Cosmological measurements and on the other hand from measurements on the well-known Casimir-effect.

The question is now, whether mankind can get benefit of this energy, which would be of serious practical importance, because this energy is understood without any connection to visible matter. Thus a conversion of this energy into a usable form of energy will be free from any pollution of our environment by principle.


The following links introduce into a theoretical understanding of this energy and furthermore they demonstrate a successful conversion of this energy into classical mechanical energy, as it was already performed in the Laboratory. Up to now, some knowledge of the fundamental principles of Physics is developed, but the technical maturity of this energy conversion is in far future, because in the experiment done up to now, only 150 NanoWatts of machine power had been gained.

A link to a video of rotor converting zero-point energy from the vacuum (one and a half minutes)

A link to an overview article over my work on zero-point energy (124 pages, 1295 kiloBytes) pdf  

An overview: Practical computation of zero-point-energy motors (52 pages, 691 kiloBytes) pdf  


More from source:

Ed. Note: Dr. Turtur also has contributed a useful overview article on zero-point energy in the pilot issue of Pulse, Issue No. 1, Summer, 2013 online at . However, not all of the article is online, in order to encourage everyone to purchase a copy of the first issue.



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Prof. Turtur has also contributed Chapter 6, "Possibility of Extracting Energy from the Quantum Vacuum" (Claus Turtur) to Physics of the Zero Point Field and its Applications to Advanced Technology $150.00  through Nova Publishers


Editors: Takaaki Musha (Technical Research and Development Institute, Advanced Science-Technology Research Organization, Yokohama, Japan)

Book Description:

Space-time in a vacuum has generally been viewed as a transparent and ubiquitous empty continuum within which physical events take place. However quantum field theory and quantum electrodynamics views the vacuum as the sum total of all zero-point fluctuations of the vacuum electromagnetic field, arising from the continuous creation and annihilation of virtual particle pairs. It is this latter more contemporary view that is, for the first time, more fully explored in text form with Physics of the Zero Point Field. The scope of applications in this book range from the Casimir effect, the variation in zero-point energy at the boundaries of a region observable in nano-scale devices, to ideas for a proposed inertial drive as first described by Puthoff. (Imprint: Nova)

Physics Research and Technology

Binding: ebook

Pub. Date: 2012

Pages: 7 x 10 (NBC - C)

ISBN: 978-1-62257-283-0





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