Water Car (NOT HHO[I think...])

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  4. retched

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    I like the guy in the hockey-mask in the drivers seat :D
     
  5. Wendy

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    I notice the story isn't allowing comments. Figures, not everyone is an idiot.
     
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  7. t06afre

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    The article state this
    And how is the water broken down. I would like to know that small detail.
     
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    The first article says you can run it on two cans of soda. It didn't state however how you are going to keep all the flies and honey bees away from it in the summer :D
     
  9. t06afre

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    I am sure flies and honey bees. Will see that it is scam. And keep away from it. If not just use low fat extra diet soda (sparkling water) Fill up with one litre with water. And off you go in 80 kmh for and hour.
     
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    u and me both...
     
  11. Wendy

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    I think it is the typical overunity scam some idiot in the press has bought into. They probably start getting comments pointing to the pile on the kitchen floor, so the story stayed up (typical) while the comments were closed (and hidden).

    It is a scam.
     
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    There is always that little remaining mystery....
     
  13. Markd77

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    That journo needs firing. From the URL on the car:
    Website closed over 2 years before the article.
     
  14. magnet18

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    Sounds fishy, websites cost almost nothing...
     
  15. JoeJester

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    True and you get what you pay for. If all you require is the occasional email support and not concerned with uptime or bandwidth, the almost nothing sites could be for you. If uptime is important, you'll pay a little more.

    You will notice the website is still active ... the money for the research has reached it's nadir, so those activities ceased. Someone will "read the website" and "invest into the company". After all, Man's Incredulity never ceases to amaze me.
     
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    Empty aluminum cans which are put into a pool of water(containing sodium hydroxide) will release LARGE amounts of hydrogen gas. There are actually people who have designed systems to run small gasoline engines(like lawn mowers) on the hydrogen gas.

    Is this a replacement technology for gasoline/oil? Not even close.
     
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    That's horrible, because it takes huge amounts of energy to refine aluminum. Usually this is OK because it is like 99% recyclable or something. Not to mention that NaOH is serious stuff, it will mess you up.
    I know a guy that had his hand dipped in it in an industrial accident, the skin shrank so much from dehydration that you could see the bones.

    Google and you will find nasty images.
     
  19. Wendy

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    I remember an article where you would buy aluminum sheets for a car battery. 6 sheets and then you'd have to replace the electrolyte, the old stuff would be sent to be recycled and make more aluminum sheets. It's just a transport mechanism, just like gasoline or hydrogen.
     
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    What you say about the recycling may be true, but gasoline doesn't burn your skin off when you spill it on you.
    Of course theres still lead acid batteries...
    OH well, I still don't think it's a good idea...
     
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