Wednesday, May 17, 2006

a car that runs on water?

I was captivated by the news story pointed out by the Lost Nomad re: the dude who found a way to convert water into combustible elements, then use them to create both superhot blowtorches and a car that can run 100 miles on four ounces of water.

The euphoria lasted until I got done teaching classes a couple hours later, at which point my inner skeptic reasserted itself. I decided to consult a friend of mine who's an engineer. His take: it's probably bullshit. According to my buddy, the story of "the car that runs on water" has been around for years.

Over at the Nomad's blog, skeptics have voiced doubt over the news segment's claims.

We'll just have to wait and see, but for now, it doesn't seem that water will be our ticket away from dependence on foreign oil.

The news segment in question:


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