# Ambient electromagnetic field energy

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1. ### zeroenerpnt Thread Starter New Member

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I have been studying the research of Don L. Smith, who claims to be able to extract energy from what he calls the ambiant electromagnetic field. First I am no expert in this field, but what he says makes some sense.

2. ### zeroenerpnt Thread Starter New Member

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Is there anyone here who is familiar with Don Smith and his method for extracting energy from the earths electromagnetic field?

3. ### rjenkins AAC Fanatic!

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I'd not heard of 'Don Smith', I've just done a bit of research on his ideas..

If I've got the right guy, it appears to be complete pseudo-science twaddle.
He uses a lot of electrical/electronic/scientific terminology, but his formulas, diagrams and conclusions are nonsensical and contradictory.

Example; one of his magic calculations:
One farad of capacitance is one volt for one second (one coulomb). ... for 120V how many coulombs are needed.

He then shows a formula with MICROfarads, voltage and frequency.

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A coulomb of charge is actually one Ampere for one second.
One Farad of capacitance will charge or discharge at one volt per second at a current of one amp.

He's picking convenient words from bits of science fact and taking them out of context to somehow create energy from nothing.
It's the same science as the old joke about a bull wanting to get out of a field, so he runs in circles until he's tired out of it..

4. ### beenthere Retired Moderator

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These posts got moved to the less serious area.

Anyone interested can go to - http://www.nuenergy.org/iw/2005/smith2005.htm

Don't expect any substance. The following quote comes off the page linked:
Lotsa science, hunh?

And this is another subject we do not waste time with. The OP is directed to the sticky notes as to why.