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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted thought or
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Ala Doc's DeLorean
Remember Doc's car in "Back
to the Future 3," the one that ran on garbage? Well, it seems the idea
wasn't so far-fetched after all. The scientists at Changing World Technologies
are perfecting a contraption that can turn just about any carbon-based
material into high-quality oil, clean-burning gas, and purified minerals
that can be used for fuels, fertilizers or specialty chemicals. The
magic is worked by a Thermal Depolymerization Process (TDP), which has
solved the problem of requiring high-pressure, high temperature cookers.
In two hours, 1400 lbs of turkey guts, plastic bottles, and human waste
were turned into marketable, clear oil. Efficiencies of 85% are reported.
website for more information. Oh, a 175-lb man would be converted
into 38 lbs of oil, 7 lbs of gas, 7 lbs of minerals, and 123 lbs of