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Albandeira Beach the Smugglers Bay Paradise Beach

The Praia de Albandeira Beach is located in the area of Porches in Lagoa, Algarve, between Armação de Pera and Carvoeiro.

It is known to be a pirates and smugglers bay, its also known, because its strong waves, who are frequently used for surfing, and its towering rocks, afford a magnificent view to its visitors.
Albandeira Beach was a haven from the chaos of Armação de Pera and Carvoeiro.
A lost paradise, that wasn't so noticed if the football player, Luis Figo was not one of the beach goers.

In 1985, when Serge, the Frenchman, came on holiday to the Algarve, Albandeira beach, was a completely deserted beach. However, the French, set up a bar in a hut in the sand, for a while, the beach remains a lost paradise.
After a while, the police caught there some drug smugglers unloading a ship full o drugs from Morocco, the case was in the news media, and since they found the hashish, the beach was never the same.
Just stop the peace and quiet, with cars and motorcycles from side to side, the beach has become well known and people amontouam in the little space between the rocks of Albandeira beach.

The whole Albandeira area, has many caves, some as large, that ships can fit in there, thats why, once up in
time, have been a place of choice for tobacco and drug smugglers for discharges of tobacco coming from Gibraltar and drugs from Morooco.
One of these caves was the salvation of a fisherman of Armação de Pêra. Fell asleep in the boat, and when he awoke, he was inside one of these caves.
On Albandeira's beach, all the caves have a small beach and a small bay, thats the reason why it is a smugglers beach.

It is a small beach, which to be reached, we descend through rocks and natural tunnels.
On top of the cliffs there are two viewpoints that allow you to enjoy the beautiful landscape.
To reach the Albandeira beach, leave the EN 125 (National Road) near the International School of the Algarve, drive to South Then, just follow the road signs.

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Internet fraudsters are raking in thousands of dollars a day with an elaborate scam selling magnetic perpetual motion machines that are claimed to produce infinite free energy.

Since spring this year an operation called Magniwork has been selling a $50 DIY guide to building a perpetual motion device at home. On their web-site the fraudsters claim the materials are available in any local hardware store for less than $100. One estimate puts sales of the guide as high as 5,000 copies a month, making the scam worth up to $3m a year.

The claims for Magniwork are advanced via an extensive Google advertising campaign, and a network of blogs, web-sites and reviews endorsing the product. They are given further credibility by a clip of film from Sky News Australia about plans for a similar product made by a legitimate if optimistic research company called Lutec. Lutec patented its technology in 19 countries in 1999, but the product has still not seen the light of day. Off-Grid has discovered that the clip is over 8 years old.

Perpetual motion machine

Magniwork which describes its product as ‘a magnetic power generator’ claims to have invented a revolutionary off-grid power source that uses magnets to “power itself and create energy by itself, without requiring solar energy, heat, water, coal or any kind of resource.” The web-site promises the device will generate perpetual energy which will “fully power your home for free.”

However even the idea of such a device is dismissed by trained physicists. “The little explanation they give on their website makes no sense to me,” said Gunnar Pruessner, a lecturer in physics at Imperial College London. “For starters it breaks with all we know about quantum physics since Dirac, which says that we cannot tap into zero point fluctuations or virtual particles.”

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He observed that if the claims were true, they would mark the biggest advance in science ever. “It would bring a world-wide socio-economic revolution with incalculable political consequences. So you have to ask why are they scuzzing around selling their priceless IP (intellectual property) for a few dollars?”

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The site gives no way of contacting Magniwork -other than to order the guide. But its legal disclaimer reveals that despite the .com web address which suggests a US-based company, Magniwork is in fact located in Macedonia, a tiny republic on the northern border of Greece in Europe. “This Agreement shall all be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Macedonia applicable to agreements made and to be performed in Macedonia,” it reads. It has similarly proved difficult to identify the individuals behind the scheme. But one researcher claims to have written to the site’s web-master who referred in his reply to a man simply called “Igor”, the manual’s publisher.

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Angry customers admit that the guide does contain kernels of truth. “Some of the suggestions in the e-book can reduce your home power consumption. For example, checking for air leaks, have better home insulation, servicing your air-conditioning unit or heate etc,”wrote one. But is it essentially amateurish and misleading, they say. “The whole “document” is 57 pages long and looks like something a kid in high school put together. The final “generator” is basically a magnet that is 2″ high sitting on a turntable that is 4″ high! They claim that its output is 24.5 Watts! That is 1/100th of what my house uses when the AC is on. It wouldn’t put out enough power to light up a standard light bulb,“ wrote another angry blogger. Fraudulent

Alternative energy expert Sterling D. Allan founder of The New Energy Congress has examined Magniwork’s claims. “Most of the 50+ page manual contains energy conservation tips that are based on well-established principles,” he said. But he points out that plans for the device are freely available elsewhere, they are based on other people’s work and he claims to have tried to contact people offering testimonials, without success. “The wording on their site still gives the reader the idea that the plans will result in a working free energy device but that is not the case. Such representation is fraud,” he concluded.

Although highly implausible, the idea of somehow harvesting magnetic power has intrigued scientists for over a century. It was first suggested by pioneering physicist Nicola Tesla in the nineteenth century. Australian company Lutec is still trying to perfect such a device. And U.S based based Magnetic Power Inc, headed by Mark Goldes, has claimed to be on the verge of launching a ‘Magnetic Power Module’ for at least six years. There is no suggestion that either Lutec or MPI are part of the scam.