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Old 05-09-2008, 08:28 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Careful! watch your back with that kinda talk...Nikola Tesla!

I figured you would pick up on that. I thought you posted once about being an engineering student. And I have read things that say the conservation of energy law seems to have problems when you look at the universe as a whole. So who knows?

I agree hybrids are just a temporary pacifier. Electric/fuel cell cars are probably the best bet long term right now. No batteries with their environmental problems, the energy is stored in nice, clean hydrogen. Just need to find a way to get that cleanly and efficiently.

That's where your free energy machine comes in
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:59 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Careful! watch your back with that kinda talk...Nikola Tesla!

I figured you would pick up on that. I thought you posted once about being an engineering student. And I have read things that say the conservation of energy law seems to have problems when you look at the universe as a whole. So who knows?

I agree hybrids are just a temporary pacifier. Electric/fuel cell cars are probably the best bet long term right now. No batteries with their environmental problems, the energy is stored in nice, clean hydrogen. Just need to find a way to get that cleanly and efficiently.

That's where your free energy machine comes in
ah, good ol tesla yeah, i am an engineering student. i have done a couple projects/reports on alternative energy and i agree that fuel cells are the best option right now, until i reveal my invention

snowolf: that's pretty interesting stuff too. i wouldn't doubt if we saw some application from that in the coming years. it's been a few years since my studies of chemistry, but i would imagine burning methane gives off some kind of pollutant, i'm not sure though. if so though, widespread use of methane would probably be frowned upon.
 
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Yeah read up on him man. Tesla, the dude had it all figured out. He even started to build a free energy machine in NY. Then they discredited him, bankrupted him, and eventually had him whacked! ha

I think I heard about the methane thing too. Apparently there's tons of it dissoved in the oceans. They are actually worried about it releasing into the atmosphere because methane is like 20x more potent a greenhouse gas than CO2. There is a lake in Africa, I forget the name but it is saturated with dissolved co2. Once in the 80's something released all the co2 at once and it killed 1000s of people nearby. If we could get the methane out of the ocean maybe we would be averting a natural disaster as well!

Although methane is a hydrocarbon so burning it is going to produce co2 no matter what. It's basically natural gas, still alot cleaner than gasoline. Even squeaky clean hydrogen - if it's burned in a pure oxygen atmosphere produces nothing but water vapor, but for real world uses burning it in regular air creates oxides of nitrogen from the nitrogen in the air and other impurities.

Moral of the story, burning anything is bad in the long term. We gotta put our thinking caps on and get way out past that for the future.
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Wow scott that was a cool read, i am looking foward to more infomation about other fuel sources.
 
 

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