The above animated GIF is of the actual flame invented by scientists using water and ONLY water as its fuel...
Called Safeflame, the device splits water in oxygen and hydrogen, recombining them both outside of the torch's mouth to create fire. And the only byproduct is water.
One of the Safeflame researchers, Andrew Ellis stated:We've got a whole team of chemists working on new formulations of membrane, which have shown increases in the performance of the electrolyzer. We've also been doing lots of research on catalysts, trying to reduce the amount of platinum and looking into much cheaper materials that can be used in the cells. And this research has led to big reduction in the cost of electrolyzer systems.
Pretty cool eh?
With the Earth's surface covered mostly of water and our natural oil resources quickly depleting, this new innovation introduces a whole range of fascinating possibilities.
What are your thoughts...??