Apprentice

Fuel of the Future?

By: Hjortur - Published: Sep 12, 2007 • References: engadget
While searching for a way to cure cancer with radio waves, John Kanzius from Erie, Pennsylvania made an amazing discovery. He found a way to make salt water burn. We're not talking about a little fire here, we're talking about flames hot as 1,500°C!

Scientists are skeptical, but Dr. Rustom Roy, a chemist from Penn State University tested the method - and it works. It is not actually the water that burns. The radio frequencies weaken the bond holding together the salt, releasing hydrogen which is ignited by the radio waves.

Sea water is the greatest resource of all on earth, so if this becomes the fuel of the future, the price of a gallon might drop quite a bit.