It seems nanotechnology is finally pulling it’s weight.
Gone are the days of theoretical structures, nanotubes that had great theoretical uses, and promises of tiny robots making us perfect. Now, nanotech is making real progress, and the findings are incredible.
We recently saw the nanowire, which could deliver free energy in theory, but now a company is claiming their “nano-paint” will generate free electricity.
Industrial Nanotech is the company behind this nano-paint, dubbed “Nansulate” is intended to be a form of thermal insulation. They claim their product will generate electricity when it is properly applied inside a structure’s walls
Obviously these claims are quite interesting, however we’ve got to be quite skeptical when it comes to claims about free energy. Energy from nothing? They better have something concrete to back it up.
As it turns out, Nansulate doesn’t exactly produce free energy; it harvests energy from the surrounding environment, similar to the nanowire. It’s placed inside a structure’s walls, and uses the temperature differential between the interior and exterior of the building to generate electricity.
there is almost always, day or night and anywhere in the world, a difference between the temperature inside a building and outside a building gives us an almost constant source of energy generation to tap into.Â – Company CEO Stuart Burchill
Now of course, there has to be some source of energy to generate this temperature differential, and it remains to be seen just how much the differential has to be to generate usable electricity, but these claims certainly are exciting.
Could the days of perpetual motion machines and fraudulent free energy “science” be over, replaced by environment nano-harvesting? Well we’ve seen two plausible methods already,who knows what we’ll see in the near future.
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