All-in-1 Car Engines
Bill Gates Patents Electromagnetic Hybrid Engine
Unlike conventional hybrid engines which require separate electric motors and fossil fueled engines to work together, this unique all-in-one invention could be much more adaptive than today's hybrids.
Implications - The engine is incredibly versatile, capable of many different feats. It "May be configured to convert mechanical energy of the first piston to the electrical energy during a power stroke, and to drive the first piston," says the press release. With those kind of technological advances, it should be no surprise that Bill Gates has his hands in this one.