19 November 2006

Hot air or the fuel of the future?

BMW and Honda are both coming out with "concept cars" (whatever the hell that means) that run (or kind of run) on hydrogen. Since there still isn't an effecient way to extract hydrogen except from fossil fuels, these vehicles aren't truly green. Even so, they advance the technology a little further, opening some remote possibilities for the fuel in the future. Of course we could simply walk to wherever we needed to go (or better yet, stay home) and eliminate both the obesity epidemic and oil depletion at one fell swoop but that would be too simple. We'd end up with long lines of unemployed scientists and chemists. And believe me, you don't want to make those guys upset . . .

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