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Comments on Could Lightning Power Generators?
If this works, I'm going to festoon my house with lightning rods, and then sell the power back to DTE. (Read the complete story)

"here's the link to the video you saw http://www.lightning.ece.ufl.edu/"
(Jim Bowling 10/15/2007 8:26:33 PM)
"I know it's not science fiction, and instead fantasy, but if I remember correctly, Robert De Niro harvested lightning in his flying pirate ship in the movie "Stardust." Flying through thunderstorms, they would extend wire wings which would attract lighting, then it would course through massive cabling into what seemed to be a fictional capacitor. They then sold the lightning for a profit, just as you would plan to do ;)"
(Dustin Huffman 10/15/2007 9:31:57 PM)
"Dustin - you're right, I'd seen that movie but didn't remember. Treating 'bottled lightning' as a tradeable commodity worked very well in the film.

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(Bill Christensen 10/16/2007 4:56:52 AM)
"If clean energy might just be possible with this, why belittle it? Just a thought. Lord Kelvin, centuries ago, proved mathematically that mechanized flight is impossible. "
(Anonymous 12/12/2007 6:51:52 AM)

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