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SteveHouse
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Join date: Dec 2005
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#41
Quote by WCPhils
Yea, it is.

I almost made a thread about it a few months ago.

Well lookie there.

Jay ya should have used the Almost Searchbar, bud

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WCPhils
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#42
Quote by SteveHouse
Well lookie there.

Jay ya should have used the Almost Searchbar, bud

ik, right
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she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
Diamond Dave
1984
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#47
Quote by bradulator
ever heard of Bill Nye? better than any British scientist

you need to get out more.

but so do I if I really feel the need to entertain you like this... but for the record if you really want to talk about American TV hosts, Julius Sumner Miller >>>>> Bill Nye
WaterGod
BernieBro
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#48
Quote by bradulator
ever heard of Bill Nye? better than any British scientist



My whole childhood is in that man.
WCPhils
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#49
Quote by bradulator
ever heard of Bill Nye? better than any British scientist


****ing god
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Quote by The_Blode
she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
snipelfritz
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Join date: May 2006
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#50
That was from the gravity episode right?

Watch them name it something totally retarded like fuddly wumpersteen.
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Dan_5893
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#51
Old news, the idea has been around for ages. One of my university lecturers' main areas of research has been this for the last 10 years.

Also I find it entertaining that suddenly everyone is an expert on thermodynamics and chemical kinetics by reading this article.
metal4eva_22
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Join date: Jul 2006
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#55
there's just one small complication: So far scientists haven't been able to prove that the process generates more energy than it requires.



Good luck proving all of thermodynamics wrong.
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SlackerBabbath
Est. 1966.
Join date: Apr 2007
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#56
Quote by whywefight
Is there any way to make this efficient?


Yeah.
The technique requires electricity for its chemical conversions, but if you can provide that with solar power, wind power or hydro power, (which are all free once the fittings are in place) then theoreticaly the process becomes very efficient.
EndTheRapture51
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#57
Quote by SlackerBabbath
Yeah.
The technique requires electricity for its chemical conversions, but if you can provide that with solar power, wind power or hydro power, (which are all free once the fittings are in place) then theoreticaly the process becomes very efficient.


Yeah this is the point of it, finally someone gets it!!

We'll need a process like this when the oil runs out if we don't have widely used efficient electric car technology so we can like drive places.

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SlackerBabbath
Est. 1966.
Join date: Apr 2007
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#58
Quote by EndTheRapture51
Yeah this is the point of it, finally someone gets it!!

We'll need a process like this when the oil runs out if we don't have widely used efficient electric car technology so we can like drive places.


And the good thing about it is that any carbon emmissions from use of the fuel will have originated from the air it was made from and simply released back into the same air again, so it's actualy carbon emission nutral. (doesn't place back into the atmosphere any more carbon than it removed to make the fuel)

So what's taken so long?

Well, the efficiency of turning solar, wind and hydro energy into electricity wasn't as good 30 years ago as it is now, so now it's a much more feasable option than it was back then.

This is something that often happens in science and industry, people come up with what looks like workable theories for better ways of doing things but we often have to wait for technology to improve in certain fields before we can begin to implement them.

Take the space elevator or 'skylift' for example. Currently it costs us a massive amount in fuel to get just a relatively small amount of anything (including people) off the ground and high enough to escape earths gravity and go into space. The more weight you have to lift, the more fuel you need to lift it, so you need to take more fuel with you. And the more fuel you need to take with you, the more it weighs, so you need more fuel to lift the fuel you have to take with you, it's a bit of a vicious circle really. But theoreticaly you could have a cabal tethered at one end to the earth and at the other end to a satelite in space which could then be used to permit vehicle transport along the cable from our planetary surface directly into space or orbit. The main problem so far though is that it would require a cable made of a material far stronger than any material that we have thus far been able to produce, but as technology in this particular field continues to improve it seems likely that this will one day be possible and space exploration will suddenly become much cheaper.
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ErikLensherr
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#59
Quote by bradulator
ever heard of Bill Nye? better than any British scientist


mhm, I bet none of the British scientists on that list even have a theme song. Or if they do it's some terrible Muse song or something.
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I swear this guy in particular writes for the telegraph or some shit.

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garden of grey
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#60
Quote by SlackerBabbath
Yeah.
The technique requires electricity for its chemical conversions, but if you can provide that with solar power, wind power or hydro power, (which are all free once the fittings are in place) then theoreticaly the process becomes very efficient.


Legit, we need gas and oil like combustibles, not solar panels full of local energy.
SlackerBabbath
Est. 1966.
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#62
Quote by garden of grey
Legit, we need gas and oil like combustibles, not solar panels full of local energy.


Precisely, electrical cars are all very nice, but sending electricity via wires to homes so that people can charge their car batteries is actualy expensive because a certain amount of voltage is lost in the process for every mile it has to travel, so making a fuel from the air, which is free, using electricity generated using free energy, probably works out to be a more efficient
ChemicalFire
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#63
Quote by bradulator
'British scientists' is an oxymoron.


Sorry we'll take all our inventions back then.

Including your computer and your internet.

Thanks.
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Diamond Dave
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#64
Quote by ChemicalFire
Sorry we'll take all our inventions back then.

Including your computer and your internet.

Thanks.

Don't open that can of worms, Americans try to claim the internet, just like Albert Einstein
ErikLensherr
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#65
Quote by ChemicalFire
Sorry we'll take all our inventions back then.

Including your computer and your internet.

Thanks.

Al Gore isn't British.
Quote by EpiExplorer
I swear this guy in particular writes for the telegraph or some shit.

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I was in NYC for all of about 5 minutes until I was called a cracker and called out to fight someone.
SlackerBabbath
Est. 1966.
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#66
Quote by Diamond Dave
Don't open that can of worms, Americans try to claim the internet, just like Albert Einstein


That's OK, we invented 'America' (and Australia too incidently) so anything they (or you) claim to be theirs (or yours) naturaly comes back to us anyway.
Last edited by SlackerBabbath at Dec 21, 2012,
Sir-Shredalot
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#67
saw this dude on bbc news a while back. invented in a shed with the odd cup of tea and hob nob.
WCPhils
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#68
Quote by ErikLensherr
Al Gore isn't British.

+1
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Quote by The_Blode
she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
Eastwinn
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#69
Quote by metal4eva_22


Good luck proving all of thermodynamics wrong.


you don't have to "prove all of thermodynamics wrong"

this isn't about generating energy. we can already do that pretty well. it's about storing energy, which has always been challenging.
bradulator
normcore
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#70
Quote by ErikLensherr
Al Gore isn't British.

It's ok we can just let them think they have done something worthwhile so they leave us alone, it's how we've done in the last 500 years. They thrive on their mythological sense of pride.
SlackerBabbath
Est. 1966.
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#71
Quote by bradulator
It's ok we can just let them think they have done something worthwhile so they leave us alone, it's how we've done in the last 500 years. They thrive on their mythological sense of pride.


On the 4th of July this year, America was only 236 years old.

So on top of claiming to have invented everything, they're exaggerating the age of their country too.

Crofty89
I came here to rock
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#72
Quote by SlackerBabbath
On the 4th of July this year, America was only 236 years old.

So on top of claiming to have invented everything, they're exaggerating the age of their country too.



I suspect he's trolling.
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Jyrgen
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#73
This should have been the major news yesterday, not the end of the world bullcrap.
Emperor's Child
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#74
Quote by magnus_maximus
Protip: it wouldn't, because of E=mc^2. You could create more energy than you put in at the cost of mass.

Noob.
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Protip: it wouldn't, because of E=mc^2.
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#75
Quote by SlackerBabbath
On the 4th of July this year, America was only 236 years old.

So on top of claiming to have invented everything, they're exaggerating the age of their country too.



Remember it like it was yesterday?