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10-22-2004 11:17 PM  13 years agoPost 1
DeGrey

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"The key advantage of microengines is that they pack in at least 10 times more energy per volume of fuel than conventional lithium batteries, take up less space and work more smoothly than much-touted fuel cells."

sure sounds cool:
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996559

Wouldn't that be a sweet source of power?

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10-23-2004 05:49 AM  13 years agoPost 2
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Amazing idea. It would be better if they ran off something like alcohol instead. Who wants a cell phone that reeks of diesel?!

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10-23-2004 05:58 AM  13 years agoPost 3
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Well, I know you can use Vegetable Oil in the same way you can use diesel so that would be a nice clean burning option. I guess when the jet engine in your cell phone needs more juice you can order some fries from Mc Donalds and squish some more fuel out of them

I was just thinking today that strapping a little jet engine to a paper airplane would take that hobby to a whole new level! Little Jimmy gets sent to the principals office for launching a paper airplane from the back of the room into the chalk board at 300 mph.

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10-23-2004 12:17 PM  13 years agoPost 4
rscamp

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Ha!

That made me chuckle DeGrey.

Rob

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10-25-2004 06:24 PM  13 years agoPost 5
QuantumPSI

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WoW, I'm surprised that people are aware of this. This project is very prominent here at MIT and I'm trying very hard to get my hands on them. Kind of hard since I'm a freshman, but I vow to get in on this research project before I graduate. They are very cool little gems and the turbine spins up to 2.4million rpm. Just a random fact to throw out there!


Mikel

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I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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10-25-2004 06:29 PM  13 years agoPost 6
DeGrey

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Just slip one in your pocket... no one will know! They look awesome. Would love to see one in person. I wonder what they sound like at 2.4 million RPM.

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10-25-2004 08:24 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Newdaddy

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Oh yeah, I'm gonna put a 100,000 rpm diesel-powered jet engine cell phone in my pocket, right next to my family jewels.

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10-25-2004 09:03 PM  13 years agoPost 8
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hahaha

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