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    Default Apple patents something to do with hydrogen fuel cells

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...-hydrogen.html

    Not sure what is being patented exactly, but I hope it works out. I imagine people have been trying and failing to get them working economically for hundreds of years.


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    Both Gemini and Apollo spacecraft obtained electrical power from hydrogen-oxygen fuel cells.

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    Might as well get a few patents to my name next year then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliphead View Post
    Both Gemini and Apollo spacecraft obtained electrical power from hydrogen-oxygen fuel cells.
    True, but rockets must rank as one of the most uneconomic forms of transport ever invented - almost all the energy ends up in the exhaust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    True, but rockets must rank as one of the most uneconomic forms of transport ever invented - almost all the energy ends up in the exhaust.
    Fuel cells weren't used for propulsion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Might as well get a few patents to my name next year then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliphead View Post
    Fuel cells weren't used for propulsion.
    I'm saying that economic efficiency wasn't a primary consideration for NASA's choice of power generation. Fuels cells themselves are old hat, at least 150 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    I'm saying that economic efficiency wasn't a primary consideration for NASA's choice of power generation. Fuels cells themselves are old hat, at least 150 years.
    But Apple can patent hydrogen fuel cells?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    True, but rockets must rank as one of the most uneconomic forms of transport ever invented - almost all the energy ends up in the exhaust.
    You've got better more economical way to delivery high payloads to orbit?

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