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From: "Brill Pappin"
Subject: Re: How do I measure watch battery life?
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Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 01:49:18 GMT
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Hey, a fuel cell might just be the ticket for him... he'll have lots of
water around, and lots of sun if he goes in the summer.
Just have to make sure you can get the water in liquid form...
- Brill Pappin
"Bob Wilson" wrote in message
> In article ,
> email@example.com says...
> >I look foward to the day when battery technology will have moved on to
> >point where a small portable unit, let us say the size of a typical car
> >battery, will provide all the power needed to provide all the heat needed
> >including heating the clothing of those wanting to reach the South Pole
> >return in Winter. I guess I just want to be an Emperor Penguin. I've
> >admired these great creatures.
> >That's a trip I would enjoy but it won't happen for a long time. I'm
> >guessing that what is basically a source of chemical energy would always
> >too bulky and it would appear that the heart of the battery would be a
> >nuclear powered device. It just occurred to me that this could probably
> >done today. I wonder how big the power plants are on satellites which are
> >powered by small nuclear reactors to the best of my knowledge.
> >If only we could only tickle matter to release the energy it contains
> >than by fission.
> It's called Fusion.It ain't simple, and there is no way that you would
> remotely be able to carry either a fission or a fusion device (once they
> succeed in actually making a successful fusion device). Both processes
> massive quantites of radiation (albeit different types).
> Anyway, for the battery your dreaming about, you're going to have to wait
> LONG time. For 25 years we have been trying to come up with a battery
> technology that would give an electric car a decent range, and have
> Now, they seem to have given up on ehat looks like a basically impossible
> dream and switched to fuel cell research.
> >Anyone want to come with me?
> Considering that what you are proposing is carrying along some kind of
> nuclear device, I think I'd like to stay as far away from you as possible.
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