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05/02/2007: "Back to the Future meets reality"

Check this out... Remember that thing (Mr. Fusion) that Doc brings back from the future to power his Delorian on household scraps?

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Looks like its coming closer to being a reality... Here's an article over at Popular Science (www.popsci.com) showing a prototype generator that's being made for the US army to use garbage to run a modified desiel generator. Not quite as good as the one Doc used... it takes about 2500 lbs of garbage to produce 60 kilowatts (enough for 3 houses for a day), and its the size of a moving truck.

Full article here

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