19 August 2005

Cars

J. Craig Venter, the entrepreneurial scientist who mapped the human genome, announced last month that he intends to string together genes to create from scratch novel organisms that can produce alternative fuels such as hydrogen and ethanol.


From here. Why don't they engineer something to make gasoline? It would save everybody a lot of trouble. While hydrogen is a nice alternative, when they say hydrogen, they don't mean this, but this. Fuel cells remind me of electric cars, which I've never found terribly impressive or useful.

Goe, will be sad when cars stop going vroom.

2 comments:

Rachmeg said...

Everytime I hear about Hydrogen as the next gas (pun intended), I keep thinking that we would already be using it now if the Germans hadn't wrapped it in paper and rocket fuel and sent it over here so many years ago...


as for vroom vroom, if gas gets much more expensive, I'm going to have to get my 72 beetle running again, it was air-cooled, cheap on gas, and most conveniently, fits inside the Suburban that I drive now.

Rach, who's original link contradicted my point, and was ignored without reference.

Rachmeg said...

Dang, I hate that you can't edit...

The link is bad in the line that reads...

Germans hadn't wrapped it in paper and rocket fuel and sent it over here so many years ago...

Rach, feels a bit "stoned" trying to verify these "words"