Thread: The Flying Car
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Old November 6 2012, 10:08 PM   #14
gturner
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Re: The Flying Car

Well, how about something really simple, like building bridges and overpasses with PVC pipes running through them (the pipe goes in along with the pre-stressed steel mesh before the concrete section is poured). Then the pipes lead to pumps, and those lead to loops of pipe buried in trenches at each end of the structure. Insulating foam is attached to the bottom of the bridge, the pipes are filled with anti-freeze, and when the weather turns cold and snowy, the pumps circulate subsoil temperature anti-freeze through the bridge to keep it from icing over, a simple application of geothermal heating.

You could also do this with many major roads, eliminating or greatly reducing the need for snow plows and salt trucks, and also eliminating that very dangerous period when the roads have iced but the salt trucks or plows haven't come around yet.
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