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Mon Nov 16, 2020, 06:06 AM

This seems too good to be true but....

https://interestingengineering.com/scientists-turn-electricity-into-hydrogen-using-only-microwaves

"Near instant battery charging..." among other things; quite incredible things

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BSdetect Nov 2020 OP
Sherman A1 Nov 2020 #1
NNadir Nov 2020 #2
cstanleytech Nov 2020 #7
NNadir Nov 2020 #8
safeinOhio Nov 2020 #3
Ferrets are Cool Nov 2020 #4
eppur_se_muova Nov 2020 #5
hunter Nov 2020 #6

Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 06:08 AM

1. Cool 😎

Very cool!

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 07:41 AM

2. It is too good to be true. n/t.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 05:09 AM

7. Care to explain it? Not doubting you mind you because I have my own personal doubt over such

claims until they can be proven to work but explaining why (in simply terms for morons like myself) would be helpful.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 07:32 AM

8. I really don't have a lot of time, but you can find out how "novel" this is simply...

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...by going to Google Scholar and typing four words, "microwave" "irradiation" "hydrogen" and "generation."

You will get 134,000 hits in less than a second.

Over the years, roughly 30 of them, since I regularly read scientific journals relating to energy and the environment, I must have come across thousands upon thousands of papers indicating this subject in the title.

I made my declaration on inspection. I very much doubt that I'll be proved wrong, since none of the thousands of papers I have come across have resulted in a major industrial change to the way we try, in Sisyphean enthusiasms, endlessly, to make our cars "green."

Every scheme, by virtue of the second law of thermodynamics, that makes hydrogen, wastes energy, and every system for generating electricity does so as well. Put the two together and you have an even worse thermodynamic nightmare, not that proposals for thermodynamic nightmares, hydrogen being only one, ever wane in popularity.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 08:30 AM

3. The future is in a hydrogen/hemp economy.

We need to get back to work on industrial hemp. The Federal Gov. has screwed it up with terrible rules on the small amounts of THC in hemp and not helping with processing plants.
Hydrogen can save the internal combustion engine. That engine can co-exist with electric cars.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 10:33 AM

4. I'm with you!

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 10:50 AM

5. Very little in the way of details, and a lot of "could"s. nt

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 11:13 PM

6. Recharge your cell phone in a microwave oven, near instantly!

It's going to be great.

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