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  • In trying to explain why perpetual-motion machines could not work, physicists were led to a deeper understanding of physics, one that became a foundation of thermodynamics.

    Merry-Prankster Physicists

  • Mr. Kaiser makes a neat analogy with the way, in the 19th century, people would try to invent perpetual-motion machines.

    Merry-Prankster Physicists

  • This perpetual-motion machine wouldn't be working if Mrs. Kirchner wasn't the beneficiary of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's easy money policy.

    Bernanke Reflates Kirchner's Presidency

  • And about the man who approached Noory at a dinner and told him, urgently, that he needed to show him photos of a perpetual-motion machine he had created, only to slap down pictures of common toilet parts.

    The Listener

  • The Edmund catalog featured boomerangs, lenses, sextants, chemistry kits, robot parts, gyroscopes and the famous drinking bird, which appeared to be a perpetual-motion machine.

    He Supplied the Gadgets to Scientists of All Ages

  • The phenomenon known as Pork Barrel BBQ, founded by two former Senate staffers after their boss, Sen. Jim Talent R-Mo., lost his re-election bid in 2006, continued to rock the 'cueosphere with its perpetual-motion Tweeting and Facebooking machines.

    Smoke Signals: The year in barbecue

  • It was then that I understood why the dreamseller said that success is harder to deal with than failure: The danger of success is that one can become a perpetual-motion machine.

    Dreamseller: The Calling

  • Jenny Lin's virtuosic performance of Gyoergy Ligeti's "Continuum" for harpsichord, from 1968, made connections to baroque perpetual-motion pieces and the more modern style of minimalism.

    On the Verge of experimental dissolution

  • Beck understands that controversy is the closest thing to a publicity perpetual-motion machine.

    Interview: Alexander Zaitchik on his new biography of Glenn Beck, 'Common Nonsense'

  • Alternatively, feel free to try Vitale's advice on building a "perpetual-motion money machine".

    This column will change your life: Just the job

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