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Japan's Water Powered Smart Car

Hits: 12813 | Rating: (3.5) | Category: Technology | Added by: Matwix_2004
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Justin9235
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1582 Posts
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 12:15:19 AM
Very cool Japan! Please speed up the manufacturing process so I can buy one! XD

Frambuesas
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 136 Posts
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 3:52:19 PM
holy eff that is awesome!
why don't you hear about people working on this kind of shi.t in America? Oh, right, then the oil companies would go under.
Cuz they're more important than having cheap, efficient, environment-friendly transportation.

RawrXD
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 145 Posts
Saturday, October 31, 2009 7:41:13 AM
Digitalmaste its the same concept as gas, you put gas in, and the mechanics turn it into energy. Just in this case they are using water as the fuel.

icfire504
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 337 Posts
Saturday, June 06, 2009 2:08:00 PM
And this is why US auto companies are going under, because Japan actually makes a big effort like this to get better fuel

Manne88
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1 Posts
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 8:30:35 AM
amazing!

shiggin
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 1467 Posts
Saturday, July 19, 2008 3:35:14 PM
I also love how most of the people saying "it wont happen" or "this is bullcrap" Are the ones who have like posted like only 9 times and are all from the 13-17 age.
Nice.

shiggin
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 1467 Posts
Saturday, July 19, 2008 3:26:07 PM
Fcuk the goverment man, I want this car out. Good for the enviroment, good for sales in cars and good for are future.
Fcuk gas and oil prices, im sick of paying 1.50 every time i need to go somewhere.

digitalmaste
Male, 13-17, Canada
 123 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 10:04:26 PM
Can someone please explain the chemistry behind this, because it makes zero sense to me. How can this generator get energy out of water? Wouldn't it take energy to power the generator? And if its being powered by water also, how the hell is it getting more energy out of the water than it is putting in? This whole thing sounds like complete bs to me...

OptiSkiver
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 83 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 7:32:10 PM
Somehow I'm reminded of that Keanu Reeves movie where he figured out the same exact thing... I believe he spent the whole movie running from people who wanted to kill him for it. :P

theburford
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 118 Posts
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 11:58:25 AM
You use tea to start your day, why not your car?

Tikitac
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 115 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 10:13:38 PM
This will be great it they can quickly develop it.

Guy6870
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 144 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 7:47:23 PM
Hey, any one remember what happend to that 200% effeceintcy device posted around christmas time this year? (2007 what ever) I remember something like, it taped an unknown engery source in the proton or something like that. I remember the article, but when ever I google it, I can't find it anymore.

who else to trust this task to then the fine fellows on IMB!


Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10533 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 4:14:32 PM
Indigo_M: It is fake, but the amount of energy in water molecules is staggeringly immense.

1 litre of water has a mass of 1Kg.

E=mc^2

So the amount of energy in it is 1*300000000*3000000000 = 90000000000000000 Joules.

That's 90 Petajoules, a figure so large that it's incomprehensible.

To make it more understandable, 1 litre of water contains enough energy to run a 20W light "bulb" for approximately 140 million years.

This claimed technology is unbelievable, but not for the lack of energy potentially available. It's unbelievable because of the lack of any reason to think they can convert it from matter to energy with anything like enough efficiency, plus the fact that anyone could tell them that IF it did work, their plans are stupid beyond belief, staggeringly narrow-minded foolishness.


AFTERSHOCK
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2480 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 2:37:51 PM
I WANT ONE!!!

blackbum4me
Male, 18-29, Europe
 36 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 1:16:15 PM
sounds to good to be true, they didnt explained where the generator got his power from.

if you just take the info like its given to you in the movie that thing is a perpetuum mobile and thats not possible.


kribbe
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2000 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 12:05:10 PM
thats kinda obvious for japan to invent

average0bear
Female, 18-29, Europe
 6 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 11:18:18 AM
nothing will ever be totally eco-friendly though.

roduku
Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 443 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 10:57:08 AM
A water powered car is a great idea, economically. However, where I live, the temperature falls below freezing 3 to 4 months out of a year.

Chappell
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 70 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 10:56:11 AM
thats not true, it takes battaries that have to be replaced to extract hydrogen, so its not completely eco-friendly

WindDelay
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 7 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 10:09:42 AM
Let me put it this way, If I can cut the friction forces in half in an alternator, and can then run two alternators for double the energy with the same amount of mechanical force, did that extra energy come out of nowhere? If I set up a gear or belt assembly to run those generators at 2x speed, with only a marginal increase in force, does that energy come out of nowhere? Of course not.

Do either of these ideas violate Newtonian laws? You tell me. I always found those laws kind of smug, archaic, and outdated. They don't accurately take into account the electromagnetic force, nor the weak force, barely account for the gravitational force, and are therefore in need of re-thinking, if just to shut all you self proclaimed "educated" a-holes who shout every new idea down just because THE LAW SAYS SO.

And when it comes to the metal hydride hydrogen cell powered car, even if they made the catalyst last 2 years, and be as cheap to replace as an oil change, people will still biatch


Indigo_M
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 354 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 9:40:11 AM
Fake and stupid. It worries me that so many people have fallen for this. The potential energy stored in water molecules is miniscule; not nearly enough to power a car or an electron-extracting generator. The oil companies must have known this too, because if they had taken this water car seriously, they would have panicked and the stock market would have felt it.

WindDelay
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 7 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 9:26:10 AM
You can use the hydrogen from water as a direct fuel for a combustion engine as well.

It uses pretty much the same setup as a gas combustion auto. The fuel runs the motor, and the motor uses some of the excess mechanical energy to run the alternator to charge the battery. In this case battery power would be used to power the electrolysis process, providing the fuel. That's the basic premise for the water fueled car that got so much hype in the past.

To debunk it you would just have to assert that the the energy required to break apart water exceeds the energy that can be produced from an alternator type generator. I have no doubt someone can.

I can assert however that the tech nowadays is close to what is needed to make this work. Hydrogen burned has a lot more energy potential than hydrogen as a fuel cell catalyst, and Newtons laws are fuzzy as hell as they relate to electromagnetism and power generation. When it comes to magnet based generators, it's more about work than force


Max_Normal
Male, 30-39, Europe
 499 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 8:42:42 AM
Second law of thermodynamics anyone? Naturally this is fake and I doubt you will ever hear of it again. It's also so obvious that if it did not comprise an impossible "perpetual motion" machine, someone would have made it decades ago.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12711 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 6:30:54 AM
They can get someone to figure out how to get a car to run on water but dont have enough sense to make it look decent WTF that thing looks like a clown car.

Ohnjaynb
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 597 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 6:29:13 AM
Popular Mechanics magazine calls bullpoo!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water-fuelled_car#Technology


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