|Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003
All in due time! Bedini's patented battery charging process puts it to use.
Actually, one does not have to "reprove" that the static field is really like a waterfall, but not like a FROZEN waterfall (using Van Flandern's analogy). Any EM field in space is comprised of photons. By standard physics, a photon in space is moving at light speed, else most of modern physics is totally wrong.
So the photons that COMPRISE the "static" EM field are in constant motion at light speed. The overall field is "steady", not "static".
Thermodynamically, the field is a nonequilibrium steady state (NESS) system, and there is a thermodynamics of such systems.
Where classical EM theory falls down, is at the source charge. The electrodynamicists admit that the source charge does provide its associated EM fields and potentials, reaching out across the universe. And they admit that the EM fields are comprised of photons. So by implication, those photons are pouring out of those source charges, unceasingly. Yet there is no MEASUREABLE energy input!
The answer has been in particle physics since 1957. The charge polarized the vacuum so that the observable source charge is surrounded by virtual charges of opposite sign in the vacuum. That makes a dipolarity in the "source charge ensemble".
Well, broken symmetry of opposite charges has long been experimentally proven in physics, and was one of the reasons Lee and Yang were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1957 for predicting broken symmetry.
But the asymmetry of that source charge ensemble rigorously means that the ensemble absorbs virtual photon energy continuously from the active vacuum, coherently integrates it into real observable EM energy, and re-emits it as real observable photons in all directions.
The basis for all of it is already long proven and known in particle physics.
In the 46 years since the Nobel Prize award to Lee and Yang, it just has not migrated across the university campus from the physics department to the electrical engineering department, to get them to change their horribly obsolete model that assumes a flat spacetime (falsified since 1916) and an inert vacuum (falsified for many decades).