nerd7473, take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_motionYour desire to want to test inspite of what others say, by gathering empirical data, is to be commended. Others would just believe in what they read, even what they read in textbooks, at face value, without testing. Your desire to test things out inspite of what others say, will make you a good engineer and scientist. Study hard in school, take lots of science courses and keep on learning on your own. Ignore many of the stupid replies you have recieved on your starship coil posts.