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Hydrogen cars FTW. Already being sold in Japan.
They don't have a lot of range. Also, Japan is small. Who is going to make stations in all over the US to refuel these short-ranged cars?

We have so much oil in Alaska sitting dormant. Trillions of barrels worth.
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They don't have a lot of range. Also, Japan is small. Who is going to make stations in all over the US to refuel these short-ranged cars?

We have so much oil in Alaska sitting dormant. Trillions of barrels worth.
We have so much off the coast of Florida. But the Brazilians, Cubans, and Spanish and drilling there instead of us
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We have so much off the coast of Florida. But the Brazilians, Cubans, and Spanish and drilling there instead of us
It's like the 1500's all over again.
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We have so much off the coast of Florida. But the Brazilians, Cubans, and Spanish and drilling there instead of us
Don't forget the Chinese.......they may be able to suck all of the adjacent oil dry when we finally decide to drill for it.
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I've got it!

Oxygen-driven locomotive rotary bipedal extended appendage machine! Runs on calories and emits saline water.

Can I have my $300mil now?
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What ever happened to those next-gen nanotube super capacitors?
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Hydrogen cars FTW. Already being sold in Japan.
Problem with hydrogen cards is that hydrogen Fuel Cells are very inefficient and we can't seem to get enough hydrogen to fit. Plus right now the cheapest way to get hydrogen is from natural gas. Hydrogen cars look promising but we need more research and a complete overhaul of our fuel Infrastructure. Of course the $3 Trillion we have spent on the Iraq war could have done that....but thats for another debate
Edited by Somenoob - 6/23/08 at 8:35pm
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I have an idea. We could use water power. Build a device that could actually float on water, down rivers and such. Maybe even in the ocean. Then we could move our goods from one place to another and save oil.
;d <- that's a guy getting poked in the eye.

If they make a next-gen battery that can run a car, I want a next-gen battery to run my pc. It's a power hog too.
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300m for a battery ?


How about the government investing into a bigger problem in the United States right now. Kids not being able to afford college.

You can't have "futuristic" batteries without kids educated enough to make them.
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300m for a battery ?


How about the government investing into a bigger problem in the United States right now. Kids not being able to afford college.

You can't have "futuristic" batteries without kids educated enough to make them.
Do you not know of Financial Aid and scholarships? They have been out for awhile...
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