Category Archives for Ottawa Skeptics Investigation

In This Town, We Still Obey The Laws Of Thermodynamics

It has been five years since we posted the report on the Perepiteia Generator, a device that inventor Thane Heins, is careful not to call a perpetual motion machine (except that it would be if it worked as described, but … Continue reading

20. September 2013 by stevewatson
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Skeptics in the Pub: Free energy and perpetual motion

Free energy: Perpetual Failure? The dream of perpetual motion can be traced back at least as far as the 8th Century, to a seemingly magical, magnetically powered wheel. The idea held allure even for such luminaries as Leonardo da Vinci, but despite … Continue reading

25. March 2013 by Chris
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Barry on Ron Corbett Unscripted

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20. March 2009 by Pat
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CEPEO School Board Rejects EMF Balancers

When school boards are confronted by skeptics, the point of contention usually concerns an attempt to introduce creationism into a science curriculum. For the Ottawa school board le Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO), the controversy concerned … Continue reading

07. March 2009 by barry
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In This Town We Obey the Laws of Thermodynamics

On February 29, 2008, six members of Ottawa Skeptics converged on the Colonel By building at the University of Ottawa for a demonstration of the “Perepiteia Generator”, which internet rumours and media reports (but not the inventor himself) have been … Continue reading

04. May 2008 by seannna
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Local Inventor Demonstrates "Perpetual Motion Machine" (Updated)

Today’s online Toronto Star has a report on Thane Heins, an Ottawa area inventor who believes he has created a perpetual motion machine *(see below for correction). Unfortunately details on the design specifications, as part of the patent application, are … Continue reading

04. February 2008 by Pat
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