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British Engineers Produce Amazing 'Petrol From Air' Technology
Telegraph(UK) ^ | October 18, 2012 | Andrew Hough

Posted on 10/18/2012 8:36:34 PM PDT by Steelfish

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To: Paradox
Pretty clear to me that the vast majority of posters here are missing the point.

Their comments suggest that they failed all their science classes in high school, but were "socially promoted" anyway ... and that they have exactly zero real world exposure to real science and engineering. They probably think that "The Big Bang Theory" accurately depicts science and engineering students.

51 posted on 10/19/2012 2:56:35 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Steelfish
Company officials say they had produced five litres of petrol in less than three months

WOW! That could power my nephew's moped for a whole....week.

52 posted on 10/19/2012 3:18:04 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Tony in Hawaii

A red XKE Jag is a very practical car. It attracts Blondes.


53 posted on 10/19/2012 3:24:55 AM PDT by Rifleman
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To: Crazieman

>>All these stupid “breakthroughs” and “holy grails” are bunk every time we find out you have to feed more energy in than you get out.

Well of course you do. The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics see to that. It is a given.

One of our biggest problems with energy policy is that we seem to have politicians who think otherwise running it.


54 posted on 10/19/2012 3:35:44 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: Steelfish

How long before global warming fanatics start blaming this technology for causing global cooling because the atmosphere is being depleted of carbon dioxide.


55 posted on 10/19/2012 3:35:48 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Squawk 8888
" there is no way around the First Law of Thermodynamics"

Actually, if we re-elect Obama, he plans to repeal this law during his second term. It's far too restrictive on his energy plans for renewables. You might also expect to see him set pi to an even 3.0. It's part of an affirmative action plan to simplify math so that more will get passing grades.

56 posted on 10/19/2012 9:55:09 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Squawk 8888
Too bad it's nearly impossible to store.

Hydrogen is actually very easy to store. Just combine it with oxygen and store it as dihydrogen monoxide.

Of course, you have to be really careful when handling dihydrogen monixide because it is really dangerous stuff.

57 posted on 10/20/2012 12:18:34 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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