Now what I find confusing is that here is a paper by three people (students?) in a "Centre for Electrical Power Engineering Studies", that has been published at the IEEE "Power Engineering and Optimization Conference", in which two different designs of "Bedini Free Energy Motors" are compared.
It says "This type of free energy generator can be one of an alternative way to replace the non-renewable energy sources that will run out in future."
The paper also says that the "Bedini simplified school girl (SSG) is the most basic rendition of a patented circuit developed by John Bedini and researched by Dr. Peter A. Lindemann, based on the technology of Nikola Tesla".
They never mention in the text that this is clearly not a working free energy generator, but they have this diagram in there that very clearly shows that it is not generating any energy:
@s_ol it can be astonishingly easy to present whatever you want at a conference, especially niche ones, as long as you keep your abstract pleasantly vague or are a sponsor. Remembering the Crown Sterling debacle at Blackhat a couple of years back:
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