Pennsylvania Man Claims He Made Fuel From Salt Water

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  1. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
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    Sep 21, 2002
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    Global Warming Stopped!!!

    Original article here
    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07252/815920-85.stm

    Imagine the possibilities if this could be expanded. The world's most abundant resource could become the worlds biggest energy source.
     
  2. DoctorD

    DoctorD Member+

    Sep 29, 2002
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    The key is how much energy it takes to generate the radio waves. It ain't cheap and it's hard to transmit power with them (see Tesla coil).

    This reminds me of that cool video where the guy puts lit matches in a microwave and generates clouds of burning plasma.
     
  3. obie

    obie New Member

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  4. JBigjake

    JBigjake Member+

    Nov 16, 2003
    Fuel Sources

    FYP! :D
    ("In 2006 Fleischmann joined the San Francisco company D2Fusion.")
    I'm not impressed, as long as I still have my "World's Largest Source of Natural Gas" briefs! :D
     
  5. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
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    This story first hit this past spring and there was a lot of skepticism, especially since the guy wasn't totally confident how the process worked. It is compelling and encouraging to hear that a scientist has been able to replicate the experiment.

    Depending on the efficiency of the process (radio waves aren't exactly cheap to generate), this obviously has huge potential, but likely not for at least a decade on any scale, and certainly not commercially for a long time.
     
  6. HerthaBerwyn

    HerthaBerwyn Member+

    May 24, 2003
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    ITs the perfect opportunity to put Exxon in charge of the FCC.
     
  7. CrewDust

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    May 6, 1999
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    Is this kind of like lighting a fart?
     
  8. MtMike

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    This would also take care of the rising ocean waters problem and save mankind!

    Brilliant!
     
  9. entropy

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    :mad:No blood for salt water!!!:mad:
     
  10. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member+

    May 28, 2001
    So what? All you need is the fire from the salt water to give you all the energy you need. Simple really......;)
     
  11. jamison

    jamison Member

    Sep 25, 2000
    NYC
    salt water replaces oil + world's largest armed navy = Las Vegas makes Dubai it's silly little bitch.

    I'm down. :D
     

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