Thursday, January 10, 2008

Inventor of the "Super Soaker" has solar energy in mind

It seems Lonnie Johnson, the inventor of the Super Soaker series of water gun toys, is now looking to invent a much more efficient solar power system. The nuclear engineer, who holds over 100 other patents, is working on an engine system to create solar power -- but it's an engine that uses heat to move ions. If it lives up to its claims, it would be approximately twice as efficient as current PV systems.

He was smart enough to make meeeelions on kids toys, here's to him pulling this one off too.

[via the canukistani operaterative of The Institute of Jurassic Technology]

Enjoy your glimpses of the future,


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