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## To utilize gravity

My idea starts with a show I saw on the science channel, it was about the forces on our planet. I was fine with him till he got to gravity, he said gravity was a weak force so he picked up a baseball and tossed it to show. Well if gravity is such a weak force then why didn't he pick up a bulldozer and toss it. Why does it take tons of rocket fuel to launch the space shuttle into space wouldn't a little bottle rocket do the same thing? Now this guy was a scientist so with brains like this working no wonder were where were at. Were trying to come up with alternate fuels well Germany was using this back in ww 2, so how far have we progressed in 70 years? There is a machine in someones mind somewhere that will run of of gravity to run a generator or maybe a motor maybe like a pendulum or something. I know there is some way we can utilize gravity to our advantage. Wind power is nice as long as you have wind and so is solar power as long as you have sunlight but gravity is everywhere 24 7. We need to think outside the box and quit thinking of these things that are in limited supply. Now we got ethanol and bio diesel which takes food off the table and don't even supply enough fuel to take care of Rhode Island. There is a power source that can be utilized with gravity somebody just needs to put there genus into it. It's a force and contrary to some scientists it's a powerful force so if it's a force it can be utilized somehow.

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• #### Erik Richardson500+

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Apr 17 2011: I don't know enough physics here, but I'm all for the synergy value of throwing in an idea or two from somewhere outside the box.

1.) If we suspend two magnets attracted to each other, such that gravity is pulling one away from the other, couldn't that be used to generate electricity?

2.) Why can't we use a wheel with weight at a point on the outside edge to spin generators, instead of requiring steam power (from coal or nuclear)? It would take a small amount of energy to keep the wheel spinning, but that should be less than the work supplied by gravity and centrifugal force.

I mentioned the part about not being a physicist, right? :-D
• #### Clinton Siebert

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Apr 17 2011: Now this is what I'm looking for!!! Don't worry I'm not a physicist or engineer or anything else. Heck I can't even spell it without a spell checker on my computer. :-)

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