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You said the engineers already build in fail-safes, and they would make it "nearly" indestructible. Those are HUGE assumptions, and yes, my degree is in engineering, although I don't work as one, at least I do understand the pressures and compromises engineers make.
Yeah its called engineering. Comparing that video to a car is ridiculous. Obviously you would engineer a fail-safe in case of a puncture or build an encasement for the tank that it nearly indestructable so that you could minimize the damage within an area if there were to be an instant depressurization. signature:
Obviously you would engineer a fail-safe in case of a puncture or build an encasement for the tank that it nearly indestructable
Originally posted by getreadyalready
When you combine engineered consumptionism with capitalist economies built on inflation, and you give the power to manipulate inflation to giant banks that fund the consumptionism, it doesn't take long before all hope is lost. You could engineer a car that ran purely on laughter, or dreams, and it still wouldn't make a dent in the stranglehold of big oil or big banking.
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See If I have a stick of dynamite I wanna blow up but only 2 feet of det-cord, I don't just say ahhh well its too unsafe cant do it. No. I go get some more det-cord therefore making it safe. I assume everyone else would do that same thing but there I go again giving the benefit of the doubt. Some people would just detonate it anyway.
I'm not sure if even the person who posted this thread read the article. It doesn't say anything about 2013 in it. The article is from 2007 and is old news.
Originally posted by Vasa Croe
Originally posted by MoosKept240
I think at 4350 psi that thing is a bomb waiting to explode.
and all glue construction.........
I wouldn't drive it.edit on 28-2-2012 by MoosKept240 because: (no reason given)
4350 PSI I believe is the standard max pressure of scuba tanks so my guess is it is perfectly safe in that respect as well as most likely just has a tank like that hooked up to it.
Now for the all glue construction.....just give it one good summer day anywhere in the southern US and lets see how long it takes to fall apart. Why would they glue this thing together?
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The Zero-Pollution MDI Air Car, invented in France and licensed by Tata Motors in India,
Originally posted by sailormon
reply to post by MoosKept240
Best get with it when it comes to glues. I have built a few real airplanes and several boats, all glued together. The planes flew with me in them and did not come apart, and the boats sailed and never failed, far more stress on these than a silly car. Also, fiber tanks don't just blow up, they may shred, it is in the engineering.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Chrisfishenstein
This is groundbreaking to big oil....How will big oil react??
They will smile and laugh as always, because someone is burning oil somewhere to create the electricity to run the compressor. Someone is refining oil somewhere to make the carbon fibers, glues, plastics, etc. Someone is burning fuel to power the plants that make the plastics. The car seems very disposable, and the oil companies win anytime we choose to consume instead of conserve. Therefore, making a cheap little plastic car benefits the oil companies more than buying a good old steel car and keeping it running efficiently, even if the gas mileage is a little lower.
We cannot beat the big oil companies as long as we are deceived into thinking Hydrogen, or LPG, or Electric, or Compressed Air is anything different than oil. At the current moment, all of those things eventually link back to crude oil. We get our plastics, our electricity, our hydrogen, our medicines, and we run our factories, and we ship our goods, all based off that crude oil.
We are fooling ourselves to think any minor little changes in the vehicle we drive will matter whatsoever.
The only true solution is conserve resources, and reuse things. Stop discarding things, stop buying disposable, stop thinking "recycling" is green. It is not green. Green is to not discard at all. Go back to using glassware, and reusing your merchandise and buying quality merchandise and passing it down to your ancestors. Stop buying cheap crap.edit on 28-2-2012 by getreadyalready because: (no reason given)edit on 28-2-2012 by getreadyalready because: (no reason given)