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(AP)   Borax-powered car of the future   (dailynews.yahoo.com) divider line 33
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4378 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Dec 2001 at 8:01 PM (13 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2001-12-11 08:06:19 PM  
Soy primero!
 
2001-12-11 08:11:11 PM  
Take that! Petroleum producing nations! Borax producing nations UNITE!
 
2001-12-11 08:14:12 PM  
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2001-12-11 08:14:25 PM  
As an added bonus, it will make your whites sparkle and your colors brighter without using bleach.
 
2001-12-11 08:19:22 PM  
Why don't they just make clothes washers run on borax?
 
2001-12-11 08:21:37 PM  
Chrysler Town and Country Nerdium, more like it...
 
2001-12-11 08:29:55 PM  
http://www.millenniumcell.com/news/tech.html

this talks more about it, although since there wasn't a mention of the Milleniumcell in the story, they may have "found" their own way to produce hydrogen from it.

According to them, there's no waste ("spent" fuel is recycled to make new...), but I wonder.
 
2001-12-11 08:31:14 PM  
Because it would require a lot more Borax than the current electrical sources, due to the fact that companies selling Borax will sell it in tubs consisting of 1 part Borax, 9 parts water. Very inefficient I would assume.

Can't wait until this thread is hijacked by Exxon biatches.
 
2001-12-11 08:36:18 PM  
duude, you're gettin a dell!
 
2001-12-11 08:40:06 PM  
I don't see this as a replacement for cars or trucks. I see this as a way to revolutionize walking.
 
2001-12-11 08:48:10 PM  
Of course the reference 20 Mule Team is referring to the Harmony Borax Mines in Death Valley, CA. 20 mules were used at a time to haul borax to and from the processing plant.

-he who stacks pork
 
2001-12-11 08:48:47 PM  
Wow... look at that S-car go!!!
 
2001-12-11 09:13:25 PM  
Personally, I'm looking forward to, and would happily invest in, small fuel-cell electricity plants designed for individual homes. No electric bills ever again, and you could even sell your excess energy back to the grid! They're already starting to do this with large buildings in cities. A designer of a stationary fuel-cell system has a lot less to worry about than that of a mobile (car) system, such as size, weight, crashworthiness, refueling stations, etc. Believe me, fuel cells for the home are just around the corner.
 
lbo
2001-12-11 09:17:04 PM  
I don't see where on that diagram a place for fb- to put his gigantic nutsack.
 
lbo
2001-12-11 09:17:55 PM  
If that made any grammatical sense.....

basically, it's not a method of transportation if fb- can't fit his nuts in it.
 
2001-12-11 09:19:15 PM  
Next project:
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2001-12-11 09:24:43 PM  
" . . Car 41 . . Car 41 . . Chrysler van on Route 66 slid and crashed due to wet conditions . . both lanes now blocked by 50 foot tall mound of suds . . that is all . ."
 
2001-12-11 09:28:11 PM  
Wow... look at that S-car go!!!
Had to think about that for a sec. Then scrolled back up to the pic.
HAHHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

(you should be beat).
 
2001-12-11 09:41:03 PM  
i'd rather have a Segway
 
2001-12-11 09:50:11 PM  
We need a car powered by flaming ass.
 
2001-12-11 10:05:42 PM  
where is the "center of balance" of an escargot? Truely, if the escargot can focus on the inner self lucidly enough, they can walk across a platform of salt, unharmed.
 
2001-12-11 10:10:10 PM  
I want a car that can run on Fb-'s bullshiat. That'd solve all our energy needs.
 
2001-12-11 10:29:36 PM  
We need a car that can run on illegal drugs. That'd solve every problem we have. Except siphoning.
 
2001-12-11 10:32:36 PM  
I want one of Ed Begley Jr.'s car that runs on thoughts of own self worth.
 
2001-12-11 10:37:12 PM  
Wow. If my car could run on thoughts of self worth, it'd be great until the end of every semester
 
2001-12-11 11:05:55 PM  
They've processed hemp oil into a viable fuel for internal combustion engines, you know.
 
2001-12-11 11:33:16 PM  
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2001-12-11 11:36:30 PM  
You stole my comment nationwide clyde!

They've made hemp oil into so many things its hard to believe. More potential than george washington carver and the peanut. Anybody who really cares to know more, like how the dupont chemical company persuaded government to make hemp illegal, see "The Emperor Wears no Clothes" by jack herrer.

Its time for america to become self-sufficient one way or another, if we truly want to stop terrorism.
 
2001-12-11 11:58:06 PM  
Ha-ha-ha! The only way this technology will ever amount to anything is if people USE IT! Take that green-powered freaks!

Erm.. I can't do this.. This sounds pretty damned kewl:)
 
2001-12-12 03:03:34 AM  
Oh man... is the Lorax gonna be hoppin' mad about this.. errr, nevermind...
 
2001-12-12 08:19:41 AM  
This is great. Too bad the oil companies won't let it happen. Yet another good idea dead before it starts.
 
2001-12-12 10:37:13 AM  
soduim borohydride is not sold in water. It reacts violently with water (read: burns) to release hydrogen gas. Pretty dangerous stuff to have all over the road after an accident.

The problem with cars using fuel cells: How do you carry the hydrogen gas safely?
 
2001-12-12 12:45:50 PM  
Won't find any fleas around it either!
 
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