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greenvillejoe
 USA
United States Printer Friendly Version
Converting present gasoline engines to work on steam, using a combination of either electrical or propane to make the steam.
Engines presently are 4 cycle. To convert to steam would require replacing the 4 cycle camshaft to 2 cycle. Then removing the carburator and intake and exhaust manafolds, and using them to connect the steam to the intake manafold and the radiator to the exaust manafold, where the steam would be cooled to convert to water. The water, being cooled to just below the boiling point would then be connected to the steam generator to be fed to the intake manafold. The cars would need to have the gas tank replaced with a propane tank, and also be equipted with batteries enought to drive normal distance, being rechargeabe by charging overnight at home, but using propane to suplimite the batteries on long trips.
Of course this idea would also work on replacement motors. But on present motors, the alternators would also be replacing part of the energy to make the steam. If the motor industry switched to steam, the world would no longer depent on oir at $147 a barrol, and all the greedy ones running up the price of oil would see their high price bubble collepse! This idea is completely free! I wish you success in becoming very rich with you invention!
Reward: no reward wanted. Just would like to see it done. 

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bwolfcale
 USA
Auto-pay at Pump / Gas Monitor Printer Friendly Version
I think it would be pretty convenient to have the same technology that is now in 'tap' credit cards, implemented into gas nozzles and tanks in your car.
The nozzle on the pump would have a sensor to gather billing info, that would be recieved from another chip mounted just inside your car where you place the pump.
When your finished some info should be collected by your car:
Price paid for gas, how many gallons, date etc.
Your car could then compare that info to your mileage, giving you a more accurate gas mileage reading, plus info like how much gas you use on average a week. How much you spend in gas per week..month..year..etc. Just real time data so you can know what your spending. Maybe even gather data to compare what you pay to a national avg just for fun.
(of course all data should be downloadable to whatever flash drive, or emailed to you)
Seems like the technology is already there. It would also save sitting at home with a calculator trying to figure out if i can afford the gas in my car, or if i need something more economic. It would just be a really nice feature.
Reward: The convenience would be a reward. 

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NathanL
 USA
Motorcycle safety Printer Friendly Version
My idea is to invent a inflatable suit like an air bag for motorcycle riders. Have the rider tethered to the motorcycle, so if the rider starts to fall off it will inflate and the rider will have a greater chance of not breaking as many bones.
Reward: Credit 

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