chiark writes: "Researchers at Cern, home of the Large Hadron Collider, have held 38 antihydrogen atoms in place, each for a fraction of a second. Antihydrogen has been produced before but it was instantly destroyed when it encountered normal matter."
chiark writes: Remember Steorn? Blaze of publicity, challenges to the scientific establishment, magnets, rotation, a failed demonstration and a report from a jury of scientists that there wasn't any evidence of over unity? Well, this hasn't stopped them, and in Dublin there's a demonstration device set up and working in public that is claiming to produce roughly 3W for every 1W put into the system. This is part of the launch, and Steorn will be licensing the technology next year for full commercialisation. See the live feeds on the homepage, check the demo setup, and start asking the obvious question of when this demonstrates the device as over-unity...
chiark writes: "Remember Steorn? Free energy for all, coming soon, and a gauntleted slap around the face to the physics establishment: "come be our jury, and prove us right or wrong". Well, 2 years' later, the jury's verdict is in and it's not the validation Steorn were hoping for: Steorn's attempts to demonstrate the claim have not shown the production of energy. Steorn could accept this and move on, or rebut this. Guess which approach they took?"
Also part of this ruling is the news that the Novell vs SCO trial will go first — "After deciding the pending dispositive motions in this case, and after deciding the dispositive motions in Novell, which should be fully briefed in May 2007, the court will set a trial date for any remaining claims in this action."
Interesting times for SCO and their legal team? I think so. Of interesting note is that the Judge conducted the review using more exhaustive standard than required out of "abundance of caution", and still found against SCO."