Re-cycling at CBS
Of recycling "yet to come," CBS 60 Minutes on February 21, 2010 promises another unlimited energy story. One recalls that in 1984 CBS, alone among the major networks, pushed Joe Newman:
The quest for perpetual motion, however--now usually referred to as "free energy"--had never quite gone away. It began again in earnest in 1984 when the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather carried the story of Joseph Newman, a mechanic with a grade-school education in the backwoods hamlet of Lucedale, Mississippi. Newman claimed to have invented an "energy machine" that produced more energy than it took to run it. "Put one in your house," he promised, "and you'll never have to pay another electric bill." Dan Rather, the CBS News anchor described Joe Newman as "a self-taught genius."
[from Fraud in science ]
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More on the USPTO patenting pseudoscience
Separately, contemplate US Patent 6,938,422, which might seem to violate the second law of thermodynamics.