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Lithium Powered Engine 
5th-Jul-2005 11:54 pm
It works you see kinda like a jet engine, a small drip of lithium being regulated to drip into an engine block and only allowing the resulting explosion to travel in one direction, forcing the engine forwards.

More dangerous and reactive materials could be used but this was based on a crazy dream where one of my friends had invented this.

It was fast.
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5th-Jul-2005 11:03 pm (UTC)
hmm, but you would need to keep a controlled stream or else going a block would break your neck from whiplash
6th-Jul-2005 01:00 am (UTC)
Lithium is not nearly reactive enough unless in the presence of highly electronegative elements like fluorine or chlorine. Potassium which burns in water and explodes in air would be much more of what you were looking for.
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