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The development of a “Mars Treaty” would be challenging in many ways, one of them being the attempt to avoid the above mentioned mistakes made during the elaboration of the 1979 Moon Agreement – which today is in practical terms “dead”. A Mars Treaty could contain provisions such as territorial aspects (common heritage of mankind?), freedom of scientific investigation, jurisdiction over ground facilities, Mars orbit regulations, space debris mitigation or avoidance (that could not be regulated in time in the Earth space environment), liability issues, a new and functional resource exploitation regime, commercial utilization of infrastructures, the preservation of the natural Mars environment, and criminal jurisdiction over ground crews (and future colonies).
A future human mission to Mars will have to meet all the legal obligations set by the general corpus iuris spatialis, the international legal framework governing Outer Space, the celestial bodies and, mainly, the major part of human activities carried out in Outer Space.
"He who controls the money controls the world"
to create energy straight from the intake of Oxygen and Hydrogen
It is suppressed but tested at the same time?
The "box" generates its power through a combination of oxygen and a fossil fuel - natural gas, bio-gas, etc. It is presently being tested by companies such as Google, WalMart, FedEx and eBay, who have shelled out hundreds of thousands for the "green" machines.
He worked on wireless energy transfer by the means of electrostatic induction(tesla coil). No free energy here too.
He planned to invent a worldwide free energy system that used the Earth as a conductor.
Originally posted by Plan2exist18
R. K. Sridhar had the idea to reverse-engineer his invention. If you can take power, and turn it into Oxygen and Hydrogen, why cant you take Oxygen and Hydrogen and turn it...into power.
Introducing: Bloom Energy Corp
Welsh Physicist William Grove developed the first crude fuel cells in 1839.
Are you serious?
Originally posted by Plan2exist18
Is this really serious?...
Cutting to the chase, Sridhar's product could be reverse engineered, and he designed a lightweight, inexpensive way to create energy straight from the intake of Oxygen and Hydrogen, called the Bloom Box.
It's not suppressed, this technology is well known.
Fuel Cell Use in the Space Shuttle
Fuel cells are used in the space shuttle as one component of the electrical power system. Three fuel cell power plants, through a chemical reaction, generate all of the electrical power for the vehicle from launch through landing rollout...
The three fuel cell power plants are individually coupled to the reactant (hydrogen and oxygen) distribution subsystem, the heat rejection subsystem, the potable water storage subsystem, and the electrical power distribution and control subsystem. The fuel cell power plants generate heat and water as by-products of electrical power generation.
This is one of the three fuel cells that make up the generating system that provides electrical power to the space shuttle orbiter. The unit is a little more than a foot high and weighs approximately 200 pounds. Credit: NASA
Originally posted by Pilgrum
reply to post by DragonTattooz
It's no secret and a natural gas fuel cell electricity generator + water heater unit is commercially available right now here in Oz but it's obscenely expensive at the moment at something $40000 for a 1.5kW unit plus tax and installation costs so a unit bought now would possibly not break even before its life expectancy comes up. Only applicable for people with a natural gas main at their property of course. They call it the 'BlueGen' here and not sure what the relationship is to US-based 'Bloom' units, if any but the technology appears to be the same.
What is BlueGEN?
BlueGEN is a modular gas fired generator which creates electricity by electro–chemically converting natural gas. It is a residential or commercial product, capable of producing an output of around 1.5kW per hour, 24 hours per day. This means it produces around 15,000kWh annually, double the amount a typical household needs. This is about the same as a 10kW solar electricity system, which needs roof space for 54 solar panels! A Blue Gen is about the size of a dishwasher, which is installed outside your house. It is also able to heat your water for household use as a by product of operation. This is known as ‘Co-Generation’ and has a world leading electrical efficiency of up to 60% and total efficiency of up to 85%.
Background of BlueGEN
BlueGEN was invented by the CSIRO in 1992, and has since been continued as a developing idea under private consideration. BlueGEN is manufactured by an Australian-based company operating in Melbourne; Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited. They are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange under CFU. Ceramic Fuel Cells was formed in 1992 by the CSIRO and a consortium of Australian Government bodies. Since then the Company has invested more than $250 million in developing its technology, which is all wholly-owned and developed here in Australia. Harvey Norman Commercial Division was appointed as a BlueGEN distributor in June 2010.
Whilst BlueGEN is available at a premium compared to solar electricity, it has all the advantages of solar, with the ability to create electricity 24 hours a day all year round. The gas consumption is around 12 megajoules (mJ) per hour, which is equivalent to a small gas cook top burner. BlueGEN has been installed in many demonstration scenarios world wide, and is on the verge of becoming a domestic and commercial solution to rapidly rising electricity costs.