Viktor Schauberger

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Viktor Schauberger (30 June 1885, Holzschlag, Upper Austria[1] – 25 September 1958, Linz, Austria[2]) was an Austrian forest caretaker, naturalist, philosopher, inventor and biomimicry experimenter.

Schauberger developed his own ideas based on what he observed in nature. In Implosion magazine, a magazine released by Schauberger's family, he said that aeronautical and marine engineers had incorrectly designed the propeller. He stated:

“As best demonstrated by Nature in the case of the aerofoil maple-seed, today’s propeller is a pressure-screw and therefore a braking screw, whose purpose is to allow the heavy maple-seed to fall parachute-like slowly towards the ground and to be carried away sideways by the wind in the process. No bird has such a whirling thing on its head, nor a fish on its tail. Only man made use of this natural brake-screw for forward propulsion. As the propeller rotates, so does the resistance rise by the square of the rotational velocity. This is also a sign that this supposed propulsive device is unnaturally constructed and therefore out of place.”[3]

Alick Bartholomew has written a book[4] about Schauberger's unorthodox ideas.

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  1. ^ Bartholomew, Alick. "Viktor Schauberger's Bio". schauberger.co.uk. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Bellis, Mary. "Viktor Schauberger". http://inventors.about.com/. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Viktor Schauberger, Implosion Magazine, No. 112, p. 52
  4. ^ Bartholomew, Alick (2004). Hidden Nature: The Startling Insights of Viktor Schauberger. Edinburgh, Scotland: Floris Books. ISBN 978-0863154324. 

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