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Energy from a hole in the ocean Printer Friendly Version
Here is my idea in very rough form! Go out to the ocean where it is approx 1 mile deep (but this might work also in a deep lake where it is only 500 feet deep) and put down a metal pipe maybe 30 ft in diameter (also consider only 5' diameter). Pump the water out of it and every 300 to 500 feet have a turbine in the pipe which generates electricity. Let water fall down through the pipe until it gets to the bottom where (and this is either the strength or weakness of my idea)...
1- it has heated up so much because of friction that has turned into steam and will automatically rise in an adjoining pipe and with fans and some of the generated electricity blown up and out back into the sky or...
2- if it has not heated up enough to form steam it should be close to it so that a little bit of electricity can turn it into steam and again get rid of it,
3- how much electricity would it take to force the water out into the ocean at that lower depth? (probably too much), and...
4- what does the increased atmospheric pressure at the bottom of the 1 mile pipe do to the whole situation? Or perhaps drill a hole further down into the ocean bottom where the heat increases and pump the water into that so it again turns into steam. I realize that this whole thing probably does not make any sense, but it might stimulate your thinking in some other area.
One question would be what is the minimum distance that water has to fall to heat up 212 degrees due to friction? (as the pipe probably shouldn't be any longer than that. Good luck with it.
Reward: cheaper source of non-polluting energy for all 

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Cleaning air pollution with a hepa filter Printer Friendly Version
I had this idea for a few years and just want to put it out there. There are hepa air filters in homes that are ionic and clean pollutants in the air. So why can't we build one big ionic hepa filter for the air pollution we already have. We can also reuse the oils that are captured as another way conserving. Also if this is too much money maybe we can create smaller versions and put it in the exhaust of our cars. If it works in our home why not in the open air.
Reward: I just would like to be acknowledged in the project as to where the idea came from and be the first person to get this product if it goes in cars. 

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Planning for preservation of our planet Printer Friendly Version
Just back from a conference where I saw a demonstration of a software simulator used in a negotiation among the institutional leaders of a city, a group of farmers and companies delivering water to the city. The negociation was about water beeing polluted by pesticides used by the farmers. I found the software very useful to elaborate scenarios consequent to the behavior of the different parties and to get the consensous of the parties on a certain scenario.
Such a software could be used to elaborate scenarios on the evolution of our planet and used by representatives of the major countries to run simulations on consequences of certain decisions (e.g. impact of production of certain gas on the ozone, impact of use of pesticides on water, impact of demographic growth of certain countries on famine...). The software should be run by an international independent body (e.g. the UN) and the simulations should allow the leaders of the countries to agree on possible future scenarios of development and avoid actions that could lead to the destruction of our planet.
Reward: let me help in the development of the process 

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