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Power from the Sea: Unexpected Energy Alternatives

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Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss what may be a major breakthrough by Navy reaserachers -- a method for creating fuel using nothing but sea water. Looks like oil platforms aren't the only way to get energy from the ocean. And interestingly, this isn't the only route by which the world's oceans might help us meet our growing energy demands. Other possibilities include:

  • Fuel from algae
  • Abundant deuterium for fusion
  • Methods for getting power from difference in temp from surface to deep water
  • Tides

Do the seas hold the answers for our energy needs? Tune in and explore.