- Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:08 pm
As an engineer I think it's an excellent idea. It doesn't matter that the energy created would be less than that exerted as the energy spent would be wasted in entirety if not used somehow. It's like jumping off a diving board; there is a lot of energy left in the diving board after you jump, and this evident by it's bouncing. It may be less energy than was used to propel the diver, but it is energy nonetheless.
I say go for it, those who want to research it, I can't believe it would be entirely too difficult from a construction point of view.
Also, for those wanting to research and "complaining" that nothing is new anymore; it doesn't matter. Who knows what you will uncover by researching something that has been done? In business it's not necessarily who does it first, but who does it best. The same is true in science.