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Q & A: Why climb Mount Everest?

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Most recent answer: 02/03/2015
Q:
If I transported a 1 ton iron ball surrounded with some sort of medium(perhaps a hydrogen isotope followed with another layer of iron) to produce an electromagnetic field and rolled it down a preformed ramp down Mt Everest could I achieve an energy gain relative to the cost of transporting the iron ball? a follow up on my rolling iron ball:if certain collector stations were set up to capture the charge buildup along the ramp would it be beneficial?could the ramp itself collect charge along the ball's journey?
- dave (age 50)
pensacola, fl usa
A:

Nope. Any energy you got out would be less than the enrgy needed to haul the ball up the mountain.

Mike W.


(published on 02/03/2015)

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