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Future Car (the fuel)


Lilacs

What do you thing will be the fuel of the future?  

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  1. 1. What do you thing will be the fuel of the future?

    • Electric
      3
    • hybrid
      4
    • Water
      1
    • Air
      1
    • other
      4
    • G-Engine
      0
    • biofuels
      0


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After seeing the Discovery channel special Future Car (The Fuel) what do you think our cars will be running on in up coming times?

I think Electric will be the best, but then again the whole thing on Air powered cars with perpetual motion was cool.

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I say hybrid and electric, since you're already starting to see commercially available vehicles now that can run on either.  In addition, with all the agriculture we have in this country, ethanol would also be a good prospect fuel for the future.

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Not only that Gasoline is so bad for the enviorment and everything, it's so damn unmordern and smelly..

I'd say electrisity, etanol/bio fuel, and things like water. (dont know if to chose bio or elecrisity with the water)

altough that they were working on water/air as early as in the 60's.

or well.. since there is hybrid engines, why aren't there engines with THREE fuels? gas just a few times or so, etanol for charging battery, and then electrisity when you dont have to move fast and in cities/towns.

(Cant really explain correctly currently..)

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Electric + "other" for biofuels.

I wish I had money to play the stock market. >.>

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Let me guess, they didn't even mention the G-Engine. Admittedly it's far off, but a machine powered by gravity would never need to be refueled. Also, where's the zero-point energy devices?

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Let's just say we have a VERY long time left before we unlock the reality of our sci-fi dreams.

Nonetheless, ethanol is definitely the way to go, and I am sad that it wasn't an option.

I guess I could have said "other," but that doesn't do it any justice!

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Let's just say we have a VERY long time left before we unlock the reality of our sci-fi dreams.

Not really, most of the cars they showed on the program have already be made.

http://www.theaircar.com/

@Dwight

Nope nothing on the G-engine.

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Nope nothing on the G-engine.

I suppose that's for the best. Something's always wrong with the G-Diffuser anyways. :wink:

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Not really, most of the cars they showed on the program have already be made.

Ok, I guess I should have clarified what those sci-fi dreams actually are.  As in the present time, things like teleportation, hyperdrive, and G-diffusion are still non-existent in reality.

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Ok, I guess I should have clarified what those sci-fi dreams actually are.  As in the present time, things like teleportation, hyperdrive, and G-diffusion are still non-existent in reality.

Yeah, that would have helped.

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Yeah, sorry about that.

Anyway, I've heard some promise in the use of hydrogen as a fuel source, but I've also heard that it can have some pretty explosive consequences...

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They did cover that, but they said that it wouldn't be as explosive as gas and you know how gas spreads all over the ground? Well they also said hydrogen would instead lift into the air, or something like that.

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They did cover that, but they said that it wouldn't be as explosive as gas and you know how gas spreads all over the ground? Well they also said hydrogen would instead lift into the air, or something like that.

And damage the ozone layer........brillient....

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I'm not quite sure about that one, actually.  I mean, if it were possible, hydrogen (H) would rise up to the ozone layer and break ozone (O3) into atomic oxygen (O) and the standard oxygen molecule (O2) before fusing with the atomic oxygen to form hydrogen oxide (OH).  In other words:

H + O3 --> OH + O2

Again, I'm not too sure.

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And damage the ozone layer........brillient....

No not really, Me and Vupine are talking about the Water car (Or Hydrogen Car). Now class do we all remember with water is made of? H2o

1 Hydrogen molecule

2 Oxygen molecules

What you have to do to power you Water car is to split the H molecule from the O molecule and feed the H molecule to you engine, where that explosive (or highly flammable) molecule goes to your pistons , explodes, presses the piston, and away you go, The left overs (the O molecule) is thrown onto the streets. Now what about a car crash!!! well the H will rise up into the ozone instead of spreading all over the road and starting a big fiery fire like gasoline, but any affects I am not sure, but the way is see it (And I am not a scientist) is there will be little to no affects. Unless our O3 is some weird thing because H is the most plentiful stuff in the universe and then if so, our O3 would all ready be under attack from H.

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There's been big talk about either the Electric and the Hydrogen fuel sources. My hope, that its Hydrogen.

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Ok, I guess I should have clarified what those sci-fi dreams actually are.  As in the present time, things like teleportation, hyperdrive, and G-diffusion are still non-existent in reality.

Don't be so quick to judge. On other similar programs on Discovery channel they talk about partial teleportation has already been accomplished and is a subject of continuing research (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teleportation#Teleportation_lab_experiments).

Warp drives would be relatively easy to construct with only a large enough power source and the ability to generate arbitrary amounts of gravity at will.

Gravity exploitation and power devices will admittedly take a rather large breakthrough, but the fact that a show about the future completely ignores the possibility shows their inability to accept new technology research, despite pretending to.

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Wait Lilacs, I just noticed something, you had the configuration wrong when you first stated it.

2 Hydrogen molecule

1 Oxygen molecules

I switched the numbers so that its fix'd. :lol:

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Don't be so quick to judge. On other similar programs on Discovery channel they talk about partial teleportation has already been accomplished and is a subject of continuing research (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teleportation#Teleportation_lab_experiments).

Even so, from what I know, teleportation of an object from point A to point B would require an explosion of the object at point A into a stream of individual molecules which are beamed to point B, where they must all be reorganized exactly to form the object again.  People would simply die in the explosion to begin with.

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