- ... first in the world that ... has an electrolyser to ... is used for heat and ... That s actually a pretty cool house! The article does, however, containMessage 1 of 10 , Apr 21, 2004View Source--- In email@example.com, "XK SAZ" <swezlex1@y...> wrote:
> Did you see this?first in the world that
> An architect in Malaysia has built a Solar-Hydrogen Eco-house, the
> is fully self-sustainable and runs entirely on hydrogen. The househas an electrolyser to
> generate hydrogen that runs off of solar panels, then that hydrogenis used for heat and
> electricity for the house.That's actually a pretty cool house! The article does, however,
contain one obvious error. It says, "Hydrogen is the most abundant
element in the atmosphere. I believe it is the fuel of the future."
Hydrogen may indeed be tghe fuel of the future, but nitrogen, not
hydrogen, is by far the most abundant element in the atmosphere.
>very long time to
> Same with oil, it "seems" cheap up front but in reality it took a
> make(fossil fuel), we are spending a huge amount of money onmilitary technology and
> personell in order to control easy access oil rich regions."Cheapness" only means that the
> men at the top will reap more immediate financial/politicalbennefits, not that it actually
> costs less for everyone.Oh no, you're not going to sucker me into THAT debate! I could cite
several different things that show without a doubt that oil is NOT the
reason for the war in Iraq, but those reasons are readily found on the
web. I really don't feel like going back over that again.
Anyway, to get back to your point, yes, electricity has only been
around for a short time. Consider, however, that the alternate means
of generating electrical power have been around for even less time.
The best way to generate electricity on a large scale is still to spin
a generator. The best way to spin a generator constantly day after
day, year after year, is still either by high pressure steam or
falling water. Even if hydrogen were to come into wide useage
tomorrow, the current technology for manufacturing hydrogen on a large
scale requires fossil fuel.
I have no doubt that as technology improves, better means of power
generation will be developed and put into large scale use. I fully
support that. However, right now, today, it isn't feasible.
- ... doing them? I honestly don t know. I remember the issue being raised, but I don t remember what exactly was being done. I ll look around and see what IMessage 2 of 10 , Apr 21, 2004View Source--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "XK SAZ" <swezlex1@y...> wrote:
> What kind of unauthorized experiments were they doing? Why were theydoing them?
I honestly don't know. I remember the issue being raised, but I don't
remember what exactly was being done. I'll look around and see what I
>inevitable that you have to
> I have been a technician before. Because technology breaks, its
> do "experimentation" in order to fix the problems that come up.Sometimes you don't
> know what is causing the problem in complex machines. Due to humanerror, and the fact
> that machines break, we should not be relying on something sodangerous when it fails.
>Sure technology fails! That's why nuclear power plants, at least in
the western world, have all kinds of safety systems and backups built
- One of the cameras on Soho is facing the wrong way. Its facing to the left of the sun. You can t see the sun but you can see a bunch of stars and the lightMessage 3 of 10 , Apr 23, 2004View SourceOne of the cameras on Soho is facing the wrong way. Its facing to the left of the sun. You
can't see the sun but you can see a bunch of stars and the light coming from the sun to
right. I don't know which camera it is.
It was a comet!!! I could only see this on the LASCO instrument because most of the Soho
shots are so close to the sun you can't see anything. I thought it was a cosmic ray...
April 22, 2004
Recovery from ESR has been postponed until tomorrow.
SOHO entered ESR (safe) mode at 07:27 UT. The ESR was tiggered by another spurious
FSPAAD (Fine Sun Pointing Attitude Anomaly Detector) anomaly. Recovery is in progress.
April 21, 2004
SOHO entered ESR (safe) mode at 05:37 UT. The ESR was tiggered by the FSPAAD (Fine Sun
Pointing Attitude Anomaly Detector)
Even if hydrogen were to come into wide useage
> tomorrow, the current technology for manufacturing hydrogen on a largeThere are other ways. In LA there is a bus company which makes hydrogen from solar a
> scale requires fossil fuel.
solar array right at the pump station. There is an algae research farm that efficiently
- As you ve found, SOHO has had experienced two ESR (Emergency Sun Reacquisition) events. At this time, there isn t any scientific data being returned fromMessage 4 of 10 , Apr 23, 2004View SourceAs you've found, SOHO has had experienced two ESR (Emergency Sun
Reacquisition) events. At this time, there isn't any scientific data
being returned from SOHO.
>hydrogen from solar a
> Even if hydrogen were to come into wide useage
> > tomorrow, the current technology for manufacturing hydrogen on a large
> > scale requires fossil fuel.
> There are other ways. In LA there is a bus company which makes
> solar array right at the pump station. There is an algae researchfarm that efficiently
> makes hydrogen.That's great! Like I've said...I don't mean to imply that the current
state of affairs is the best way, or that it can't be improved upon.
The technologies you've mentioned are all potentially viable
alternatives. In time, I have no doubt they will come into wider use.
However, it will take time, and during that time, oil is still the
fuel that drives the machines of industry, manufacturing, and