Ah, batteries. They always die sooner than you think, right? Not this one! Called Karpen’s Pile, this battery has been working uninterrupted. Anyone not familiar with “Karpen’s Pile” might want to do a quick search before reading the rest of this, you just need to spend 30 seconds. Directory:Karpen’s Pile — A Battery That Has Produced Energy Continuously Since s. Lasted edited by Andrew Munsey, updated on June 15, at

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And they are pretty damn tired of people who say “hey, I read a book or a wiki page, or a website, or two or four of each and I think I’ve found something that science has overlooked!

Home – About – Contact – Archive. It has been called “the uniform-temperature thermoelectric pile,” and the first prototype has been built in the s.

“The battery that isn’t a battery” – my own simple theory. – xkcd

The following is a list karpeh forums elsewhere on the web that have threads on this topic. It could be Dracula flying back and forth thereby recharging the batteries. It’s just an exchange. Skeptics Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled.

Karpen’s Pile: A Battery That Produces Energy Continuously Since 1950 Exists in Romanian Museum

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is sanctioning a sexual revolution that will culminate in the legalizati The device is housed at the Dimitrie Leonida National Technical Museum, and by it had been working there continuously for 60 years.

Lithium Sulphur Batteries Directory: Perhaps gold and platinum cells have an extremely slow rate of corrosion in sulfuric acid, much like a zinc and copper battery in a nearly pure water electrolyte–not salt water or vinegar.


It’s not a particle or a wave. Science Hobbyist page http: It doesn’t give the thing a single whit of actual credibility anywhere outside sensationalist reporting, though. Retrieved 20 July The scientists can’t explain how the contraption, patented inworks.

This page was last edited on 15 Octoberat MrAwesome, it might help you to know that the xkcd forums are regularly bombarded by people who, while they don’t actually have a degree in the subject they’re talking about, nevertheless think they’ve found something awesome that they want others karprn be excited about, too. Oh yea, obviously they wouldn’t know Griffiths from Sakurai if I were throwing them at them. It’s also worth observing that the article by Ovidiu Sandru, a partial copy of which forms much of Wikipedia’s article right now, goes on to say, in the part not quoted in Wikipedia, that “[s]ome scientists say the device works by transforming thermal energy into mechanical work”, but the museum director disagrees with them.

Have it run some small incandescent bulbs xmas tree bulbs. Built by Vasile Karpen, the pile has been working uninterrupted for 60 years.

Nicolae Vasilescu-Karpen

There are millions of very smart, very educated, very determined grad students who are all trying to become the next Einstein or Hawking or Feynman or Bohr or Gell-Mann or Crick or I would kindly ask that plie and TMT direct karppen eyes and feast upon your glorious victory at the very end of my first post. FelipeAlmeida “xyr” is an invented non-gender-specific version of “his” or “her”.

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The fact that still puzzles them is how a man of such a karpeb stature such as Karpen’s could have started building something “that crazy. After a year as a professor at the University of Lillehe returned to Romania to teach at the School of Bridges, Roads and Mines, where he was appointed director in February I’ve been fixing broken computers for 15 years but I sure as hell don’t get mad if someone asks me what would happen if you changed a fan and if it would provide better airflow to a critical part.

Karpen’s Pile: Producing Energy Continuously Since – Sepp Hasslberger

Platinum atom with 17 electrons in its inner-second orbit has one elcron less for an overall neutraliy. Both platinum and gold are also otherwise unaffected by sulfuric acid.

Crackpot might be a bit of editorialising, but TMT pilw a valid point – a theory has verifiable evidence supporting it. These 13 Families Rule the World: Views Read Edit View history. I was just in Athens, and they’re on top of every building.

A scientist can demonstrate that it is possible to tap the energy of space but we will not believe him because what must not be can not be, in other words, what can not be explained by our scientific world view must not be examined If someone wants to start a new thread about graphene batteries, go right ahead.