New Fuel: Saltwater?

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From that home of advanced technology known as Erie, Penn., comes a breakthrough of burning saltwater. A retired TV station owner — and engineer — has discovered a way to burn saltwater using radio waves. No, we don’t believe it either, but a Penn State chemist found the science to in fact be true; the water itself isn’t burning, just the hydrogen that’s released from it using the radio wave emitter. It’s a pretty crazy notion, we agree, but when you see the simple engine moving at the end of the video below — just from the flame coming from a single test tube of saltwater — you’ll be stunned.

Can Saltwater Be Burned as Fuel? (Engadget)

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