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Afr0
Created : 27 December 2011
 

Science-project for the holidays

Alternative energy in your back garden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwRt74nzRmY
If you're interested in alternative energy, this is one way of experimenting (granted, this isn't really a means of alternative energy, but an interesting experiment none the less).

 

Comments


Tuesday, 27 December 2011, 15:15
Afr0
This is actually really interesting. If my calculations are correct (they might be off), you should be able to halfen your yearly electricity bill using a few miles of ducttape, a few thousand clocks, lanterns and smoke detectors and some conductive wires.
You just have to scale up!
Wednesday, 28 December 2011, 21:24
steve_ancell
You do realise, of course, the project in that video is probably a load of coblers, the way the narrator was speaking more than justifies this.
Thursday, 29 December 2011, 04:54
Afr0
I don't neccessarily think it is... unfortunately it's possible you won't be able to produce electricity from this, because you can't make fissible plutonium from Thorium - you only get Pu228. I had forgotten about this but did some research.
Thursday, 29 December 2011, 07:45
steve_ancell
Oh right, I got it now, they're talking low level radiation.
Monday, 16 January 2012, 04:02
JL235
I don't think it's nonsense at all; a lot breakthroughs in science were discovered decades ago with very crude instruments. This is the apparatus used for the first successful discovery of splitting a Uranium atom.
Monday, 16 January 2012, 04:39
steve_ancell
It may not be complete nonsense but it's probably going to be many years before we all get our own portable power plant, there's too many greedy fatcats out there that want to meter everything.