Give 'em time. I'd use a bit of the power generated to discourage unwanted organisms from planting themselves on my hull.This one sounds just like the new bottom paint/power producer I've been waiting for. Where can I order it? Will my solar charge controller work on this system, too?
I like that.From the subject line I was picturing very small children on treadmills.
Don't understand: why the 'morbid'? Sounds as though you have an active curiosity.I have a morbid fascination with these technologies. I know they are far from prime time, but can't stop reading about them.
Exactly...Morbid in that most of them are DOA.
Maybe...maybe not. How do you know? It took the guys at Edison's labs over 1,000 tries to find a commercially-viable electric-light filament. New technologies require time and work to reach maturity, they don't spring out full-grown as Athene does from Zeus' head.Morbid in that most of them are DOA.
That doesn't mean it's not percolating away on the back burner in the bowels of someone's lab somewhere.Exactly...
A few years ago i read an article about a new battery technologie that used carbon fibres in a polymere fabric so that it was also structurally sound and could take loads... It was mentioned that volvo would use it as the hold for the spare tire in the trunk...
Think of the possibilities...
Never heard of it again...
Yeah, the tricky bit is picking the right one out of the thousand. Still, it's better odds than the lottery.Manatee,
I don't doubt that a few of them will wind up working out. And I absolutely think public funding of the basic science is necessary and proper. But most of these technologies will wind up washing out (much like 999 of Edison's bulbs). That doesn't mean the search shouldn't continue.
...electrolysis and ferric oxidation, at least.I stuck a couple a weldin' rods and some steel wool in my fish tank, pretty sure I got cold fusion goin'.