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Anonymous

Major Announcement Monday Morning
    #477377 - 12/02/01 05:27 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

Here at the SporeLab, we will be making a Major Announcement tomorrow morning. At this time, the world will be swept over, lives, cities and ways of thinking will change.

Ok, it's not our announcement that will change the world. That honour belongs to inventor Dean Kamen who will unviel the mysterious and much-hyped invention 'Ginger' and the IT technology that runs it, on tomorrow mornings Good Morning America show on ABC. It is likely a personal mobility vehicle, a scooter running on a 19th century designed Stirling hydrogen engine which recycles much of it's own heat.

We hate to steal the inventors thunder but we'll be unvieling a little something ourselves tomorrow morning......stay tuned!

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Re: Major Announcement Monday Morning [Re: ]
    #478255 - 12/03/01 11:12 AM (22 years, 3 months ago)

and right you are, cap'n...

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Re: Major Announcement Monday Morning [Re: ]
    #478567 - 12/03/01 06:01 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

could it be the infamous maxipod purchance??

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Anonymous

Re: Major Announcement Monday Morning [Re: Japher]
    #478612 - 12/03/01 06:46 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

Nah, just some stocking stuffers!

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Re: Major Announcement Monday Morning [Re: ]
    #478662 - 12/03/01 07:30 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

Are you saying that in the 1800's people were pondering the use of hydrogen as a source of fuel?

Edited by Azure (12/03/01 07:33 PM)

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Anonymous

Re: Major Announcement Monday Morning [Re: Azure]
    #478725 - 12/03/01 08:28 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

Apparently the Stirling engine was designed in the 1800's and runs on hydrogen. I don't know too much about it but it turns out that is not part of the mystery invention.

Here's the full story on this mornings unvieling:

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20011203/ts/secret_invention.html

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Re: Major Announcement Monday Morning [Re: ]
    #479199 - 12/04/01 07:53 AM (22 years, 3 months ago)

And, honestly, are you dissapointed now? Have you expected something more?

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Anonymous

Re: Major Announcement Monday Morning [Re: Anno]
    #479278 - 12/04/01 09:53 AM (22 years, 3 months ago)

I was hoping for a new kind of food...

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Anonymous

Re: Major Announcement Monday Morning [Re: ]
    #479497 - 12/04/01 12:46 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

That's Kaman's latest version of "Ginger", his older sit-down model.

I was in Vegas when he revealed it to the UFO conference there last year. Pretty sweet!!

-Mycotek

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Re: Major Announcement Monday Morning [Re: Anonymous]
    #479893 - 12/04/01 07:18 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

Hmm, the article was talking about how the scooter is battery powered...So do they use hydrogen for the redox reaction in the battery or something? That's not really using hydrogen as a fuel, seeing how the energy source is comming from an electrical socket in the wall...It isn't combustion either.

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Anonymous

Re: Major Announcement Monday Morning [Re: Azure]
    #479915 - 12/04/01 07:40 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

In the unveiling, I didn't see any mention of the Stirling 19th century hydrogen engine which was speculated before the announcement. Instead, it's some kind of rechargeable battery.

I wouls suggest doing a search on Stirling engines for more info on the hydrogen thingy.

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