Originally Posted by GordMay
"New" physical properties of water - wow!
More output than input - wow, free energy!
Nobel prize - FOR CERTAIN!!!
The company is rather loose with words which imply a perpetual motion machine -- a very bad sign of the company's seriousness.
But if you read the data, the message is somewhat different.
It's not "thrust", which is put out in greater volumes than goes in (which is absurd). It's volume.
That's because the device apparently creates water vapor on purpose, and this comes out the back of the machine to together with impelled water, so increasing the volume of the fluids coming out, compared to the plain seawater going in. Supposedly this creates a kind of ram-jet effect. Well, it could be.
If you look at the independent test they published, assuming it's not fake, the device represents an incremental improvement on efficient propellers -- maybe 20% better. The improvement over jet drives like those used in jet skis is much greater. This is not exactly a revolution, but if the tests are not fake, and if the device is practical in other aspects, then it might be something good for us.
But again, the hype is quite off-putting and makes me quite cautious.