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Maddmatt
07-10-2008, 08:40 AM
Once again life imitates art!

For those of you who haven't studied the great works of late 20th century American Cinematography, here's a brief synopsis.

After Marty returns from 1958 and the fishes under the sea dance, the good doctor leaves but returns almost immediately from the future. Upon his return to 1985 we learn that the Delorean is now powered by a Mr. Fusion, which uses, among other things, spoiled fruit as a fuel source.

Return to real life and 2008 - researchers in Bristol, England have created a fuel cell that powers a robot, fueled entirely by raw organic matter, in this case dead flies and rotten apples.

OK, this is a long way from powering a Delorean and a Flux Capacitor, but its a start. It takes a long time to move this little bugger 75cm, but back in 1995 it took a long time to download pictures on the internet (for educational purposes only of course) and look at the on-line porn industry now!

If technology still doubles every 18 months (it's probably 9 months now) we're only a decade or so away from the apple tree in my yard, that produces barrels full of tart, inedible apples, from powering my 4runner!

The future looks bright my friends. :cool:
-Matt

Check out this link:
http://www.ias.uwe.ac.uk/Energy-Autonomy-New/New%20Scientist%20-%20EcoBot%20II.htm#movie

Hulk
07-10-2008, 10:22 AM
Cool stuff. Can't wait for the future!

"Dad, have you seen my socks?"

"They were dirty, so I used them for fuel."

Red_Chili
07-10-2008, 10:31 AM
Cool stuff. Can't wait for the future!

It's like wishing for the weekend.

That's all fine and good, but each week past is one more withdrawal from your account, and when that is depleted there is no overdraft protection!
:lmao:

Still, some pretty cool stuff on the horizon. They better hurry so I get to see it!