Friday, September 14, 2007

Scientifically a staggeringly important discovery??

Those interested in the "burning salt water" business might consult

One will early on find the text: Kanzius says if someone wants to buy up the rights to the technology, that would be fine.

Under "how it works" one finds nanotechnolgy talk: "It has nothing in common with the Rife concept except the word radio waves....He was supposedly looking for resonant frequencies of the cells themselves. This is nanoparticle technology. The nanoparticles are relatively new in the science and medical world. Gold nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes are the molecules that enter the cancer cells to be thermally destroyed by the non-invasive radio waves..The frequencies themselves are not even close..."

Under patents: Kanzius has filed patents on the saltwater utilization as a possible alternative fuel.

One also finds the text: “It is scientifically a staggeringly important discovery,” said Rustum Roy, a leading authority on microwave applications on materials technology.

Recall The junctiondailyblog had a post including the text:

Roy is seeking a Department of Energy grant to study the discovery. He's the right man for the job.

And if Rustum Roy says it works, it works. Period.

IPBiz notes the interesting aspect of seeking federal funding on research involving pre-existing patent applications. The private sector guy files a patent application and then taxpayer money is used to develop the idea. One wonders how much of this might be going on in embryonic stem cell research, especially with Proposition 71 monies. Of course, the intellectual property folks at CIRM still haven't figured out how to divide up patent rights, so maybe this doesn't even matter for them: the grantee will get the patent rights anyway!


Junctiondailyblog ought to check out Bob Park's What's New, which states:

All week long I've been getting URLs, for which I'm grateful, about some guy in Erie, PA who discovered a way to burn salt water. It's an AP story, but the warning signs are all there: Described as a "cancer researcher," the protagonist built an RF generator with the idea of killing cancers by heating metallic nanoparticles injected into the cancer. I guarantee that it's possible to kill cancers with RF, along with the host. Anyway, he's not exactly a cancer researcher, he's a retired TV station engineer who discovered that retirement sucks - but that's been discovered before. He then decided to see if his RF generator would desalinate water, but when he tried the water caught on fire. He needed a scientist. Instead, he found Rustum Roy, an emeritus chemistry professor at Penn State, who called it "the most remarkable discovery in water science in 100 years." That would include "polywater," which Roy fell for 40 years ago. Roy said that RF weakens chemical bonds, releasing hydrogen which burns. It's the Bush "hydrogen initiative" fallacy again. Must I now lecture a chemistry professor on thermodynamics? More energy is needed to free hydrogen than you get by burning it. The story was shunned by major news outlets, except, of course, Fox News, which did point out that Rustum Roy is also "a specialist in holistic medicine and Christian sexuality."

IPBiz notes that taking the man as proxy for the science, as in if Rustum Roy says it works, it works is no more convincing than saying if Mark Lemley of Stanford Law School says Gary Boone invented the integrated circuit, then Gary Boone invented the integrated circuit. Get a brain.


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