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Jim Jakosh

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10-25-2014 12:31 PM

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I was just sent this by a friend. I had no idea they could do this. The cars is very fast ( 0-60 in 2.6 sec.) and it carries over 400 pounds of fuel!!

http://techgenmag.com/2014/09/06/salt-water-powered-sports-car-an-engineering-marvel/

Enjoy!! Have a great weekend!!..................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!


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#1 posted 10-25-2014 01:18 PM

Now THAT would be sweet, Jim!

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 10-25-2014 03:22 PM

Pretty impressive.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 10-25-2014 04:22 PM

Very interesting Jim, thanks for reposting

Chuck

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 10-25-2014 06:00 PM

The price of salt water is about to go up! Thanks for posting this Jim. If it’s economical it would be quite a game changer. Now we just need to figure out what to do with all the oil and gas deposits we have here in Norway.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 10-25-2014 07:22 PM

The Quant’s real claim to fame is its powertrain, which utilizes an electrolyte flow cell system first invented by NASA for the space program in the 1970s.

So, 1970’s NASA battery technology shows up 40 some years later not in the USA, but in Germany. Good for them, shame on us.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 10-25-2014 10:01 PM

Jim. I will have one if the mermaids come with it. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 10-25-2014 10:31 PM

Hi Mike. You can just pull up to the coast with a 5 gallon bucket and fill ‘er up!!
Hi Lee. it seems like we should have been using that before now. I wonder why it was buried so long???
Hi Tony Me too!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 10-25-2014 11:02 PM

It came from outer space! Area 51 back-engineered it, then let the german spies steal the technology. American engineers would have run straight to the UFO buffs and ran their mouth off about it. LOL

A product of Osmosis? Who woulda thunk it.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#9 posted 10-25-2014 11:27 PM

Incredible! Let’s hope this technology doesn’t get bought out by the petroleum boys to keep it from ruining their monopoly! Thanks for the post, Jim.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 10-25-2014 11:49 PM

There is a lot of engineering advances coming out of Germany. They have and OPOC ( Opposed Piston/Opposed Cylinder) engine coming into production pretty soon too.
Here it is from ECO motors
http://www.ecomotors.com/opposed-piston-opposed-cylinder-engine

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 10-26-2014 01:09 AM

AWESOME!

Looks like we got BEAT again…!!

Cost?

BUT, will the USA allow it to be here for all of us to use?
... I think there would be a HUGE FIGHT to keep it OUT of USA!!
... our corruption never stops…

Sure looks good… doesn’t it?

I wonder how much it costs to develop the fuel?

Jim,
Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#12 posted 10-26-2014 02:11 PM

I agree, AWESOME.
Shame it needs secret ingredients to go into the sea water.
Thanks for passing this on.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#13 posted 10-26-2014 03:41 PM

And to add to this is the record setting X cubed helicopter from Airbus!!!!!!

Man cans still do great things if given the chance!!

http://techgenmag.com/2014/06/28/airbus-x3-helicopter-breaks-non-jet-assisted-airspeed-record/

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 10-26-2014 04:21 PM

The reason the NASA fuel cell tech was not promoted was cost. Those things were mentioned many, many times over the years but never were cost effective until fuel cost and environmental issues of today come into the picture.
NASA also developed other technologies for powering space craft that would make no sense to promote due to cost/benefit comparisons.
Nobody had to “steal” anything. 50 year old technology is free for the taking to anyone who wants to invest in development to bring it to market.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#15 posted 10-28-2014 03:06 AM

Awesome technology! A friend in the Canadian forest service told me they developed a car that did about the same thing using forest wastes. I don’t remember all the details, but is it carbon neutral as the wastes will release the same amount decaying naturally or producing energy.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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