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    wohl1917 wrote:

    Solar distillers i think are the way to go and there are a number of simple DIY designs out there that work very well.

    I’ve checked out solar distillers and wasn’t too impressed. They aren’t so much distillers as they are condensation catchers. The trouble being that they still contain a lot of the bad things in water that you’re trying to get rid of.

    A distiller has to heat water to just below boiling point and expel any gas that might burn up at that temperature. There are many chemicals that burn under water boiling temperature that would stay in the water if you don’t let it escape. Once those are gone, then the temperature is raised to boiling and the water turns to steam and is cooled off to become water again. But you can’t raise the temperature beyond boiling because the chemicals that boil at just above water boiling need to stay in the tank and not turn to gas.

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    I’m surprised that nobody’s mentioned Mythbusters by now. They did a show on pykrete and the aircraft carrier from WWII.

    They did find that it was bullet proof and that it is more solid than ice and that it melts a lot slower than ice.

    They also found that mixing newspapers with ice was actually better and melted a LOT slower than pykrete.

    They made a boat out of newspaper and ice and road it around. It was no longer seaworthy after about an hour in cold Alaskan waters.

    They concluded that the aircraft carrier thing probably wouldn’t work.

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    He also mentions that there will be a devastating WWIII in 2003.

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    elspru wrote:

    If you make it two counter-rotatin flywheels,

    then you could make your seastead into a flying saucer.

    counter-rotation flywheels only cancel each other out. You would want them counter-rotating during calm seas and both pointing toward the waves during rough seas.

    I would actually think having several small flywheels that could be turned automatically would be best. With their energy storing capability they would be quite an asset.

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    Adams Seamount is a submarine volcano above the Pitcairn hotspot in the central Pacific Ocean about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southwest of Pitcairn Island.

    It is a massive seamount rising 3,500 metres (11,483 ft) from the sea floor to about 59 metres (194 ft) below the surface of the ocean.

    The volcano hasn’t had activity since 50 BC.

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