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Magnetricity: The Next Form of Energy?

May 26th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Could “magnetricity” be the next new form of energy? Two recent discoveries point to the possibility. One is a very recent discovery made by a team of University of Michigan scientists led by Stephen Rand: “…when light is traveling through a material that does not conduct electricity, the light field can generate magnetic effects that are 100 million times stronger than [previously] thought possible….” The other discovery, made in 2009 by scientists at the London Centre for Nanotechnology is that, “…atom-sized ‘magnetic charges’ …behave and interact just like more familiar electric charges…dubbed ‘magnetricity’….”

Energy is the keynote of our current Dwapara age. Since Dwapara Yuga’s transition began in 1700AD, man has been making discovery after discovery regarding energy. In the 1800s the laws o electromagnetism were worked out which led to the worldwide use of electricity as a form of power. With the major exception of transportation, and even that is beginning to change toward electric vehicles, all of our world’s infrastructure is based on electricity.

Electricity is the current energy king.

Several other forms of power have been discovered and developed, but for the most part they have all been put to use to generate electricity. Nuclear energy was discovered at the beginning of the 1900s and was developed in the 1940s and 50s. Ironically, this new and potent form of energy is used to generate heat, one of the oldest uses of energy. The heat generated by controlled nuclear fission is used, basically, to boil water. The resulting steam is used to spin turbines to generate electricity. Turbine generated electricity has been around since the late 1800s. The only difference between nuclear power plants, and the much older technology of coal, oil, or natural gas power plants, is the source of energy used to create steam.

Photovoltaic cells (solar cells) and hydrogen fuel cells are among the first technologies that convert an energy source (the sun’s rays, hydrogen gas) directly into electricity – without first having to convert the energy source to heat. Converting energy to heat is generally a highly-polluting, energy-inefficient, and often perilous process. Discoveries like magnetricity indicate that our world’s current global warming crisis may be solved not only by reducing our use of fossil fuels, through solar or wind energy, but also by reducing our dependence on electricity itself.

Will magnetricity be able to supplant electricity the current energy king?

The ubiquitous use of electricity in our modern society is hardly going to go away overnight, but magnetricity, or perhaps another new form of energy, may one day supplant it or soon at least complement it. Magnetricity may turn out to be easier or less costly to generate. Perhaps the earth’s magnetic field can be tapped into. Perhaps the 100 million times greater than previously known magnetic effect of light passing through a non-conducting material will allow us to harness solar power far more efficiently than photovoltaics currently do. Perhaps certain uses, such as generating heat for homes, or powering automobiles will prove to be more efficient using magnetricity.

In any event, the unfolding of Dwapara Yuga is sure to bring more discoveries about energy – and more uses for energy as well. We are only at the beginning of the energy age.

For more on magnetricity: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0910/09101505

For more about the magnetic field generated by light passing through a non-conducting material: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/29/optical-battery-discovery-solar_n_855499.html

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2 Responses to Magnetricity: The Next Form of Energy?

  1. I had a couple of powerful dreams years ago in which it felt like I viewed the future. In one dream I saw a large, man-made crystal – possibly about 12 feet tall – which was used to power a modest size commercial building. I understood that it was based on principles similar to what you are talking about here. There were no moving parts and the crystal was somehow “creating” electricity quietly from latent energy that had always been there, but we had been blind to it. It was a prism shape, with the pointy side up. The building was a UPS building, so the energy may have also been used to send packages somehow. I got the feeling that this could be in place in the second half of this century, even for every day things such as running a business.

    In the second dream I saw many air vehicles all traveling silently – so they had no motor in the way we would think of it. Longer distance vehicles were higher in the sky and looked like large airbuses with no wings. I got the feeling that these “buses” were used much more regularly than our large airplanes of today, for instance, so even from one side of a large city to another. (These buses were not traveling super fast because they were still intra-city, but maybe something similar, but faster, would be used for long distances.) Smaller air vehicles – the size of a small car – traveled lower, maybe 20-30 feet in the air. There were no vehicles traveling on the ground – nice! So, there was less congestion because of how all of this was organized and available to all. The “cars” could travel between the buildings – but the buses traveled well above the buildings – so they probably were faster than the cars. Its as though the lanes of travel were organized vertically, and small cars did not travel in the bus lanes – at all. This dream seemed farther in the future – maybe 200 or 250 years from now. And, of course, take it with a grain of salt, since it was a “dream” – but it felt more a like a super-conscious dream in that nothing felt “dreamlike” or goofy about it. So, it could be possible, since it matches the principles of Dwapara Yuga. Maybe our kids will see these things?

    Joy!
    Mary K

  2. Rambhakta says:

    After reading The Yugas, it occurs to me that the abilities that seem so fantastical in movies such as the X-Men series are merely features of daily life in Treta Yuga – the ability control matter with the mind, to communicate telepathically, to levitate, etc. I particularly enjoyed the wonderful discussion of the Great Pyramids, and the well-reasoned arguments, based on solid evidence, that the pyramids were built to preserve hints from that advanced age.

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