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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2015
     
    Err, as simple as the person in control of the train getting the best view forward.
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2015 edited
     
    Ah, no "fly by control rods" in those days!.

    Just needed a long series of mirrors. :)
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2015
     
    In my day engineers were properly taught that you can't push on a rope.

    In other words, pulling is the stable way to do it, pushing is metastable.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2015 edited
     
    You could have told me that before, all the time I have wasted starching ropes so I could push them.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2015
     
    It's not my fault that all you whippersnappers are half educated. I don't suppose there's a man-jack on the moletrap these days who can read a steam table at get the enthalpy in BTU/lb.
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    Sensible heat or total heat? At what pressure?

    Oops! I don't qualify.
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2015
     
    Sensible heat = Goldilocks Heat, not too hot and not too cold. :)
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2015
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2015 edited
     
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    Very overhyped but may not be total woo, what does Angus think?

    900hp Quant EV powered by flow cell battery.

    http://www.gizmag.com/900-hp-supercar-flow-battery/31091/

    SVBJ

    Look out, Tesla. The Quant's saltwater battery may usurp lithium-ion's crown.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2014/09/04/lookout-tesla-the-quants-saltwater-battery-may.html
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2015 edited
     
    The "car" isn't shown running... or is it? I just took a quick look. Meh... maybe it does run here...

    http://www.nanoflowcell.com/en#home

    What the hell is a nanoflow cell anyway?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2015 edited
     
    If you want it to run on just salt water then put it on a raft in the gulf stream, however there are salt water fuel cells that produce electricity but the claimed speed and range really amazes me probably not just salt water if the claims are true but Angus is the resident mole expert on salt water power.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2015
     
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    La Vecchia believes that the homologation process could be complete by 2015 or 2016, which gives him a couple of years to prove that the Quant is more than just a fancy concept car powered by vapor tech. He plans to build several more prototypes for research and testing by the end of this year.

    TTN

    [Homologation]
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2015
     
    Posted By: TrimG

    Very overhyped but may not be total woo, what does Angus think?

    900hp Quant EV powered by flow cell battery.

    http://www.gizmag.com/900-hp-supercar-flow-battery/31091/

    SVBJ

    Look out, Tesla. The Quant's saltwater battery may usurp lithium-ion's crown.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2014/09/04/lookout-tesla-the-quants-saltwater-battery-may.html


    Well it's not simply salt water.
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2015
     
    Does it require sea urchins?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2015
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2015
     
    • CommentAuthortinker
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2015
     
    I think this might be a magnesium/salt water cell - joshs (?) mentioned it before- as used in electric torpedos
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2015
     
    Gotta be more chemistry going on than salt water, that's for sure. And a sacrificial electrode would seem mandatory. So where is that coming from in the car?
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    Posted By: maryyugoCar runs on salt water. Uhhun.
    http://aetherforce.com/electric-car-powered-by-salt-water-920-hp-373-milestank/
    The URL itself is a dead giveaway
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2015
     
    Whatever it consumes in order to run, you can bet it isn't only seawater. And to keep running, you must supply it at what I will guess is a considerable cost. Or you have to restore the system with electricity. Or maybe both.