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Replacing the Gasoline Engine
« on: April 26, 2006, 12:24:56 PM »

I personally go with hydrogen fuel cells :D.
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Re: Replacing the Gasoline Engine
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006, 12:28:31 PM »

mini nuclear reactor?
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Re: Replacing the Gasoline Engine
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2006, 12:32:45 PM »

Not really. Absolutely safe, absolutely non-polluting, absolutely the Gasoline ICE replacement.
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Re: Replacing the Gasoline Engine
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2006, 05:53:08 PM »

I voted for hydrogen fuel cells as well.  I don't see hydrogen combustion chambers as very promising, and the end of cars would come in the way of globalization.  I also haven't seen much research on the use of bikes as an alternative fuel.
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Re: Replacing the Gasoline Engine
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2006, 06:04:16 PM »

Bikes, woohoo!
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Re: Replacing the Gasoline Engine
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2006, 08:17:08 AM »

Hydrogen fuel cells :P
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Re: Replacing the Gasoline Engine
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2006, 08:55:59 AM »

How about an engine using antimatter for fuel?

Look up a quasiturbine engine. It's an interesting new design that reworks the internal combustion engine.
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Re: Replacing the Gasoline Engine
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2006, 12:38:36 PM »

What's antimatter?
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Re: Replacing the Gasoline Engine
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2006, 01:08:50 PM »

anyone read dan brown's "demon and angels"?

antimatter is mentioned at the back of the novel. LOL.

P-man: wiki for antimatter :P
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Re: Replacing the Gasoline Engine
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2006, 01:46:25 PM »

I've read Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. It's a good book. I haven't read the Da Vinchi Code though.

P-man, antimatter is the opposite as matter. By opposite I mean the charges are opposite. When the 2 touch each other the completely destroy each other. If only it was produceable in a high quantity it may be good for an electricity source. Definately Wiki it though or even google would help.
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Re: Replacing the Gasoline Engine
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2006, 12:56:39 AM »

since antimatter doesnt occur in nature(or present in minute amounts in space), we have to manufacture the particles artificially, and that involves ALOT of energy, possibly way more than the annihilation of matter and antimatter can produce. for that reason, antimatter is only produced in laboratories for studies.

furthermore, storage is a huge problem; antimatter is held in check by strong magnetic/electric fields that prevent it from flying off, and that requires alot of energy too.
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Re: Replacing the Gasoline Engine
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2006, 10:25:19 AM »

Your right about energy consumption xiankai. I've only heard of it being made in a particle accelerator. Other than that I don't know how it's made. You also have to store it in a vacuum.

I'm definately for working on fusion power. If only we had robots that could work day and night building things and doing our work...
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Re: Replacing the Gasoline Engine
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2006, 10:24:12 PM »

We could actually build 3litre cars (for the amercians: fuel usage per 100km) with more than 150HP, if we increase the combustion temperature and pressure. Yet, we still don't produce them, because requirements for the materials are quite high (titanium ligations, etc.).

I've also seen people running their diesel-cars with bona oil (brand of sunflower oil in Austria) - IIrc it was a VW Golf III, with some minor adjustments in the amount of fuel injection.
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Re: Replacing the Gasoline Engine
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2006, 10:25:08 AM »

How about the Flubble Car? (starring Robbin Williams)
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Re: Replacing the Gasoline Engine
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2006, 11:29:58 AM »

Wassat?

Oh, and H Fuel Cells are still winning...
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