Counter Rotating Ring Receiver Reactor Recuperator (CR5): a.k.a "Hydrogen StarGate"
We can't help but think that the pictured researcher is covering something up. The Sandia Lab team's claim to a new hydrogen generation technology, we think, is just another "Area 51" type ruse. What they're really working on is a "Star Gate;" and we're going to pack up our tent and head off to New Mexico so we can sneak into the circus, so to speak. Joking. We first learned about this from a tipster who mentioned the Fuel Cell Works release we cite here: "Borrowing from two different research areas that he’s pursued over his career, Sandia researcher Rich Diver has invented a whole new way to make hydrogen to power automobiles and homes. His invention, the Counter Rotating Ring Receiver Reactor Recuperator (CR5, for short), splits water into hydrogen and oxygen, using a simple, two-step thermochemical process." We especially appreciated the "robocasting" method for layering zirconia upon the 'StarGate-like' surfaces. Actually that's an exaggeration on our part as well. Our truly favorite-most part is an imagined one: that would be a State of the Union address in which an impassioned President of the US proclaims that Freedom from dependency on evil empires is contingent upon a budget item for the "Counter Rotating Ring Receiver Reactor Recuperator." Oh yeah. TreeHugger strongly suggests a serious reading of the full release at this link. It's quite an exciting development. Seriously.