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    Hey.
    I am new here and I was wondering if it is possible to harness power from magnets??
    I so, how would you do it??


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    Magnets are not a source of power. You can use magnets to generate or use electrical power by conventional means; i.e., generators and motors.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370
    Magnets are not a source of power. You can use magnets to generate or use electrical power by conventional means; i.e., generators and motors.
    I meant to generate power...
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    my bad...
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    Magnets can be used to move a object in a no-stop circle, of coarse that if if Friction didn't exist.

    DAMN YOU FRICTION!

    But Magnets are used in things such as batteryless Flashlights where one moves a magnets up and down across a copper coil, creating electricity.
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    Magnets produce 2 magnetic currents as you probably know North pole and South pole, humans use that field for many purposes. Magnets can be used to Defend: such as force fields, or attack: the united states millitary is developing a giant turret powered by magnetism and high voltage. You can harness its power from wind turbines and other systems that use magnetic currents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoKo1Wolf
    Magnets produce 2 magnetic currents as you probably know North pole and South pole, humans use that field for many purposes. Magnets can be used to Defend: such as force fields, or attack: the united states millitary is developing a giant turret powered by magnetism and high voltage. You can harness its power from wind turbines and other systems that use magnetic currents.
    Do you have references for the turret magnet?

    I didn't think force-fields on a practical scale were possible yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum
    Quote Originally Posted by LoKo1Wolf
    Magnets produce 2 magnetic currents as you probably know North pole and South pole, humans use that field for many purposes. Magnets can be used to Defend: such as force fields, or attack: the united states millitary is developing a giant turret powered by magnetism and high voltage. You can harness its power from wind turbines and other systems that use magnetic currents.
    Do you have references for the turret magnet?

    I didn't think force-fields on a practical scale were possible yet?
    Actualy the government is the one behind the turret (its TOP SECRET), but scientist use smaller scales thats why theres information about a Magnetic turret

    Heres an example of what this project looks like, but the project the government is using is on a much larger scale.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_Accelerator_Gun

    The magnetic force-fields are only capable of deflecting Metal objects, if you have a high voltage electric powered magnetic field (Enoght voltage that can power new mexico) and something disturbs it, the magnetic current will basicly melt the metal object. It only works from a fraction of a second to a second. Im in a bit of a hurry so i wont be able to give more detail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoKo1Wolf
    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum
    Quote Originally Posted by LoKo1Wolf
    Magnets produce 2 magnetic currents as you probably know North pole and South pole, humans use that field for many purposes. Magnets can be used to Defend: such as force fields, or attack: the united states millitary is developing a giant turret powered by magnetism and high voltage. You can harness its power from wind turbines and other systems that use magnetic currents.
    Do you have references for the turret magnet?

    I didn't think force-fields on a practical scale were possible yet?
    Actualy the government is the one behind the turret (its TOP SECRET), but scientist use smaller scales thats why theres information about a Magnetic turret

    Heres an example of what this project looks like, but the project the government is using is on a much larger scale.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_Accelerator_Gun

    The magnetic force-fields are only capable of deflecting Metal objects, if you have a high voltage electric powered magnetic field (Enoght voltage that can power new mexico) and something disturbs it, the magnetic current will basicly melt the metal object. It only works from a fraction of a second to a second. Im in a bit of a hurry so i wont be able to give more detail.
    So....if its top secret how do you know about it?

    or more appropriately do you have references to back up the claim or is this more along to lines of gossip wouthout any supporting proof?

    Just curious.
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    oh-kay then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum
    Quote Originally Posted by LoKo1Wolf
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoKo1Wolf
    Magnets produce 2 magnetic currents as you probably know North pole and South pole, humans use that field for many purposes. Magnets can be used to Defend: such as force fields, or attack: the united states millitary is developing a giant turret powered by magnetism and high voltage. You can harness its power from wind turbines and other systems that use magnetic currents.
    Do you have references for the turret magnet?

    I didn't think force-fields on a practical scale were possible yet?
    Actualy the government is the one behind the turret (its TOP SECRET), but scientist use smaller scales thats why theres information about a Magnetic turret

    Heres an example of what this project looks like, but the project the government is using is on a much larger scale.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_Accelerator_Gun

    The magnetic force-fields are only capable of deflecting Metal objects, if you have a high voltage electric powered magnetic field (Enoght voltage that can power new mexico) and something disturbs it, the magnetic current will basicly melt the metal object. It only works from a fraction of a second to a second. Im in a bit of a hurry so i wont be able to give more detail.
    So....if its top secret how do you know about it?

    or more appropriately do you have references to back up the claim or is this more along to lines of gossip wouthout any supporting proof?

    Just curious.
    Well it was on TV, they didnt show a real Magnetic accelerator gun but they did show a simulator and what it looks like. They also said that it was TOP SECRET(thats why they didnt have pictures of the real gun, and with no proof they are just giving thier opinion), you can call it a rumor but if you think about it, its possible. Why? becouse they showed a smaller scale and it worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoKo1Wolf
    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum

    So....if its top secret how do you know about it?

    or more appropriately do you have references to back up the claim or is this more along to lines of gossip wouthout any supporting proof?

    Just curious.
    Well it was on TV, they didnt show a real Magnetic accelerator gun but they did show a simulator and what it looks like. They also said that it was TOP SECRET(thats why they didnt have pictures of the real gun, and with no proof they are just giving thier opinion), you can call it a rumor but if you think about it, its possible. Why? becouse they showed a smaller scale and it worked.
    Based on the amount of inaccurate information that is included in most "science" based shows to increase the wow factor in drive up the viewer stats, I wouldn't be surprised if this was just a gimmick to make the concept sound cool.

    most shows on things in my areas if interest, such as paleontology, are liberally peppered with information that, while based on facts, has been "tweeked " to make it fit the notion of what the writers and editors of the programs want.

    Keep this in mind when watching tv.
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    I know that ALOT of things on TV are not fact . . .and thats a fact , the information that is given is what they want to make you believe. But its your choice to believe it or not, I believe that technology is not as advanced as it could be. But this technology isnt new its been over 4,000 years since humans were introduced with magnetite. I bealive that it is possible to have a Magnetic accelerator gun.

    And i have a question, this is unrelated to the topic but do you think that DNA can be extracted from fossils and be regenerated to create ancient animals?
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    No quarrel there.

    I was more meaning my last post in regards to the US Government and "Top secret" production of magnet guns.
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    Im the type of person that i need to see to believe, and the petit scaled version of this Magnetic gun was rather inpressive.

    The government has always had things hidden from the nation, personaly i dont trust the US government (im not going against it), i just dont trust it.

    I believe that for national security these things are not let out into the public. But people have to work to create, and the people that are working on this project have mouths. Maybe there was a Leak, I wouldnt be surprised.

    And i have a question, this is unrelated to the topic but do you think that DNA can be extracted from fossils and be regenerated to create ancient animals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoKo1Wolf
    And i have a question, this is unrelated to the topic but do you think that DNA can be extracted from fossils and be regenerated to create ancient animals?

    You are right, it's way off topic.

    DNA cannot be extracted from most fossils, since DNA does have a shelf life of viability. I think the best thing you can realistically hope for is a genome from neanderthals or mammoths...

    they already have those though.
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    For all practical purposes no I don't think it is possible to resurrect fossils. for the vast majority its the type of fossilization that occurs, eg things are just impressions or mineral replacements. Some things such as organisms in Amber may still retain some genetic matter but time still takes its toll.

    Hypothetically if there was enough to reconstruct the DNA you would still need to find a host similar enough to the extinct organism that one could transplant an egg with the DNA into a womb and have the embryo carried to term without aborting.

    after that there is the lack of a population and mother to learn from, resulting in a creature that looks like and extinct animal, has the DNA of an extinct animal, but probably wouldn't act like that animal.
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    to expand on that, there is a movement afoot to reverse engineer a dinosaur from something like a ratite. As far as I know, they'd done amazing things in unfusing the hands, creating fingers, and unfusing the pygidium to create a short tail.

    Still, it won't be a dinosaur it'll just be something that kind of looks like one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mormoopid
    Quote Originally Posted by LoKo1Wolf
    And i have a question, this is unrelated to the topic but do you think that DNA can be extracted from fossils and be regenerated to create ancient animals?

    You are right, it's way off topic.

    DNA cannot be extracted from most fossils, since DNA does have a shelf life of viability. I think the best thing you can realistically hope for is a genome from neanderthals or mammoths...

    they already have those though.
    Scientist came up with a larger elephant after the experimenting with mammoths sperm (Frozen mammoths). They are repeating the process to slowly change the elephants genome by reproducing(very cool ).
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