Renewable energy from an artificially created leaf

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+23 1. kragus commented 7 years ago

No one will ever let this pass in the not-so-distant future, Oil companies will colapse (not). They will make it so that it doesnt reach on a wide scale.
But still, verry impresive. Another "too good to be true" thing.
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+2 2. marx0012 commented 7 years ago

dear Santa...... :P O:) :D
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+7 3. ringmaster commented 7 years ago

#1, this technology is so easy to mass produce and upscale that oil companies don't stand against it. The saddening part is that lots of the equipment demonstrated in this video are made from oil.

If we continue to use oil at this rate and with the estimated reserves beneath sea bed and under ground, we will run out in approximately 60 years.
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+5 4. ermini commented 7 years ago

I think #1 kargus is right. A oil company will buy it, an the scientists go one with the money on another interesting project. BUT I hope and wish that I am totally wrong
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+2 5. kaleemyork commented 7 years ago

total chemistry,,, :)
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+3 6. heyhey commented 7 years ago

#1, sure and the whole world is blind and will continue to be? I do not think so. Step by step and eventually those type of innovations will scale to the point that ordinary household will be able to build it.
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+1 7. IllusionsPlay commented 7 years ago

I'll always upvote brains. 8-)
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+3 8. Pyranthos commented 7 years ago

I'm gonna have to agree with #1, corporations would stand to lose too much money if this wasn't suppressed as much as it can be, and therefore believe they will in fact do everything in their power to suppress it. Greed still rules the world, sadly, and innovations such as this stand in the way of that. Power corrupts and when the corrupt have the power (figuratively and literally), change happens at their desired pace, and in the best interest of their silk lined pockets.
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+1 9. Baliverne commented 7 years ago

#3 a bit misleading, theories is that there is enough oil for thousand years but, it's getting harder and harder to harvest. The easy to get, cheap oil reserve, might be what has 60 years left of it. And with every emerging countries wanting to live this era like America did during most of the 1900s with cheap oil, it might deplete even faster.
This alternative will be allowed when the current energy providing giants have a way to control it for maximum profit.
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+3 10. Killerado commented 7 years ago

Just... Do... It!! This is what humanity and indeed the world itself needs. Zero emission never ending fuel. So Mr Al Gore, if you've seen this viedo... this is what you should spend money on!!
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+1 11. Natan_el_Tigre commented 7 years ago

#8 At least until enough of us realize that corporate capital and corruption is borne out of our unrestrained consumption and unenlightened voting rituals.

http://gigaom.com/2013/03/06/remember-the-artificial-leaf-startup-turns-to-making-a-flow-battery-instead/

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2013/07/artificial-leaf-synthetic-photosynthesis
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+1 12. huldu commented 7 years ago

Looks very interesting in small scale but... things aren't always as simple as we might think it is. One of the bigger problems if I understood right is that hydrogen is a highly explosive gas. The engine that uses hydrogen is quite expensive to make as well. I could be wrong about a few things but that's what I heard in a similar video a long time ago. They're working on it however but it'll take time.
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0 13. Cyrille commented 7 years ago

#1 Will you stop with your conspirationist theories about oil companies...
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+2 14. Tehnol commented 7 years ago

We don't need no stinking nuclear power plants
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+3 15. Sizzlik (admin) commented 7 years ago

#12 i think the point is not how to use the power..but how to get it. Since fossil fuels took millions of years and tons of pressure to be what it is..this leave gives an engergy source that is almost instant and renewable. If we would want, we surely could build safe and cheap hydrogen engines. I think cars with hydrogen engine already exist..only problem..there is no gas station to get hydrogen yet. But i agree with many people here..many nice inventions are hold back by the big guys just to insure their profit is kept stable.
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+4 16. irishgek commented 7 years ago

Humans , we only try new shit and spend money on it at the last minute, wait untill there is only a few million barrels of oil left and some oil company will suddenly buy half of africa and cover it in panels.