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The amazing do-it-yourself clay battery. A safe battery anyone can make. Robert Murray Smith

Amazing New Device – A Rechargeable Battery Made From Earth’s Most Abundant and Safest Materials – Water and Clay – Will Last Forever And Generate

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“1956 The Amazing DIY Clay Battery – A Safe Battery Anyone Can Make”

By Robert Murray Smith


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Amazing New Device – A Rechargeable Battery Made From The Earth’s Most Abundant and Safest Materials – Water and Clay – Will Last Forever And Generate.


The materials are cheap, they’re abundant, and they’re renewable. Just Water and Clay.


Hi everybody. So welcome to Bishops in Glen. And it’s a site of special scientific interest mostly for the wildlife and geology. This area was actually under a shallow sea for ages and what you can see quite clearly when we look to the top, with the newer sands that have been laid down and it’s clearly banded into grades of sand until you get to the bottom where my feet are, and that’s the London clay belt.


So, this whole area is covered in clay. Now we can’t take clay from here because it is a protected site and one of the reasons it’s protected,… now, these little holes here in the cliffs, they’re actually bees, solitary bees. The bees come out and they paralyse their prey, drag it in there, lay some eggs, seal the hole up and it becomes a nursery and a tomb. So, there’s lots of strange animals and insects and plants here that make it a protected site, both in terms of the Zoology and in terms of the Geology.


Of course, we can’t dig clay out of that. That’s an area of special interest. But we come down the beach a little bit, and we come to these clay formations, and the whole hills are made out of this stuff. It’s quite dry because of the weather and it changes its colour from that sort of reddish brown, which has got lots of iron in it to this kind of silvery grey, which has got a lot more aluminium in it and of course… I’m being a little obsessive about clay right now because I’m always obsessive about the things that we can pull from nature. This exact area is where I come to collect bits and pieces in order to make solar cells. What we can do is collect the bits and pieces that we need in order to make a battery.


Because there are lots of different kinds of clay; you get Britain red clay tile, red clay, London yellow clay, porcelain clay, China clay, just a whole range of different types of clay that you can literally dig from the ground. And this is the same stuff. This is just the type of clay it’s called zeolite and you come across this mostly in face masks and filter material for fishponds, that kind of thing, this grade is called X13.


Now, something really amazing happens when you add these two things together, this clay and this water. It happens quite a lot, actually, usually not very dramatic, so you don’t notice it. What it is, is that when they’re separate like this, they have a higher energy. When you combine them, the energy is much lower and so that extra energy is given off as heat.


And as I say, when you’re dissolving things actually, that happens, you just don’t notice it. But when we add this to this, which doesn’t dissolve it, the water goes into the galleries of the clay. That extra energy is super, super noticeable. Of course, the immediate question is: can we do something with that?


And I was thinking about it because there are some awesome things you can do with it. One of the things you can do is you can take this. It’s a Peltier device, you find these in beer chillers, that sort of thing. And it’s really good for when you have a heat difference that is, cold on one side and hot on the other side. It will generate an electric current between these two wires, so if we can get something hot and something cold, we can automatically generate electricity from it, so I’ve got one here.


And I’ve got a little steel tin. Now this steel tin is battered about and it’s quite dented, so a thermal paste would work really well. I’m going to use a bit of graphite foil as a thermal contact. So put the foil on there. Put that on there and we have a thermal contact.

Now I’m going to add my dry clay into my steel tin. There we go.


And we’re going to add some water to that. So, this is just plain water. So, add some water to it. It’s going to get hot. You see, following the water immediately. Going to put that on. Give it a bit of pressure so we get a good contact between the cold marble under here and the hot tin can.


What I want you to do is keep your eye on that motor there, there we go. What’s happening here is that now it has a hot side from the clay and a cold side from the marble. It’s generating electricity and it’s running that motor, and it will continue to run that motor as long as there’s a difference between the hot and the cold. And of course, we’ve used clay and water.


I can’t repeat that often enough.


It’s clay that you dig out of the ground and water! If we want to recharge this… ‘Dry off the water!’ and you’ll have clay and if you actually drop it. It’ll do nothing because it’s already ground. So to get it going you add water. It’s an amazing device if you think about it, it is a rechargeable battery made from the Earth’s greatest, safest materials that will last forever and generate.


So that really will run for ages until that cools down. So, if I put that in a thermos, for example, it would maintain that heat difference and so this would run it even longer. This is just out in the air. So we put it in a thermos it would run it even longer.


The materials are cheap, they’re abundant, and they’re renewable. They’re non-caustic, they’re safe. I just can’t think of anything else to recommend it. Anyway, if you enjoyed that video, thank you very much for watching. Please remember to like and subscribe.


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How to Save a Mobile Dropped in Water


Have you ever dropped your mobile in the sink or the toilet? Did you run through the washer while leaving it in your pocket? Are you swimming while mobile in your pocket? How can you safe your mobile in water, just follow these simple steps.

1. Take it out of the water as early as possible. Cell phones are covered by strong plastic case, but water can enter the phone in a short period of time, perhaps only 10 seconds or less. Try to catch your mobile as early as possible. If you are not successful in catching it in time, your best bet is to remove the battery while it is still under water. Water can easily damage the phone, so try to remove battery as early as possible.

2. Don’t panic. Nothing has happened to your mobile, if you get your mobile out of water in time. So immediately take your mobile out.

3. Next and most important step is to remove the battery. This is one of the most important steps. Don’t waste your time to think about removing your mobile battery or not, just do it fast. When you cut power supply to your mobile phone, you have done your job.Electricity and water do not mix. Many circuits inside the phone will remain accurate provided they are not attached to a power source when wet.

4. If your mobile set is a GSM carrier, then please remove your SIM card. By doing this you can save your important dat as well as your contact list. To some people contact list could be more worth saving than the phone itself. You don’t need to heat up your sim card. Just keep it dry and leave it aside until you need to connect your phone to your cellular network. This important step of removing sim is not applied to CDMA carrier phones.

5. Next step is to dry your phone. Try to remove as much of the water as early as possible, so you can save it from getting into the phone. Vigorously shake your mobile but don’t drop it on floor while shaking it, then use a towel or paper towel to slowly remove as much of the remaining water as possible. Dry the excess moisture by hand.

6. Remove any covers and external connectors to open up as many grooves, crevices, gaps in the phone as possible. Idea is to remove water from every part of your mobile set.

7. You may use vacuum cleaner to remove excess water and dry your set. Try to avoid hair dryer for this purpose, as this may force moisture further into the small components, deep inside the phone. If moisture is driven deeper inside, deep parts and circuits may show corrosion and oxidation as minerals from liquids are deposited on the circuitry. If you are using a hairdryer it may temporary solve your problem, but this will eventually cause component failure inside the phone. In each accessible area use vacuum cleaner for at least 15 minutes and remove all residual moisture. By adopting this method your mobile can get into working condition within just 30 minutes. Don’t hold the vacuum too close to the phone, as a vacuum can create static electricity, which can cause further damage.

8. If you still feel that there is some water inside, then you may go for a substance which has a high osmolality for water to help draw out moisture, i.e this substance can absorb water more quickly. You may use uncooked rice overnight. The rice would absorb any remaining moisture. Instead you may use desiccant. Desiccant can remove moisture better than rice.

9. Now keep the mobile set on absorbent towels, napkin, or other paper for at least one day. Idea is the same, remove excess water and humidity from cell phone. Check absorbent towels, napkin, or other paper every hour for 4 to 6 hours. If you note any moisture again, just go for vacuuming step and desiccant steps.

10. Now you have reached the final step. Test your phone. After twenty four hours, first check it with battery and see if it works. If your phone does not work, check it without battery by plugging it into charger., if this works, you need a new battery. If not, take your mobile to an authorized dealer. Sometimes they can remove the problem. Please tell them what actually has happened with your mobile.


How water is making Everyone Mobile

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If you are among those lucky enough to have your health and mobility then you may also be among those that have never considered how it would feel to not have the use of your legs. If you do, it seems so normal, so easy to take for granted, to stand or walk or run. Imagine for a moment if you didn’t have that ability. Now imagine what it would feel like to suddenly get some of that mobility back.

It would be pretty freaking awesome.

To many, physical therapy pools seem to be the giant tubs that sit in the training rooms of your favorite sports team or athlete, but to some, they are a way back to a feeling of control and mobility. The weightlessness one feels in water can be a very liberating feeling to someone normally confined to a wheelchair so it may surprise the mobile masses just how popular and often used they actually are.

Physical therapy pools are not the esoteric training tool most assume that they are as they are in use in residential applications all over the country. The last decade or so has seen a sharp increase in home instillations as their benefits are clearly very well documented. People who previously had no liberation from their physical limitations are making great use of the natural buoyancy of water and the soothing, calming affects that it can achieve. In addition to the mental benefits, physical therapy pools can also bring about great results in overall body health as they can be used as a form of non weight bearing exercise. Immobility is the single largest contributor to muscle atrophy which can lead to a whole host of associated problems including embolism, poor circulation, skin integrity issues and respiratory problems. The ability to move or be moved within the weightlessness of moving water can help alleviate or combat these health issues while also bringing about a feeling of independence and mobility that may be otherwise impossible.

Physical therapy pools are not just for the athlete. They are for everyone.

Crystal is an account coordinator with Location3 Media. Her personal blog discusses travel, health, fitness, and finance.

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Melissa Crabtree kicks off her CD release tour for “The Day I Fell In The Water” on Friday, October 5th at IMA’s big barn in Goshen, MA.

Goshen, MA (PRWEB) October 01, 2012

Melissa Crabtree releases “The Day I Fell in the Water”

IMAs big barn – Friday , October 5th – 8pm

165 Cape Street (Hwy112)

Goshen, MA 01032

with special guest: Jane Karras

Tickets: $ 12 advance/$ 15 door – All ages

Folk singer-songwriter, Melissa Crabtree, releases her third album entitled “The Day I Fell in the Water.” Crabtree lives two lives, one as a wilderness guide and the other as a working musician. At this intersection of nature and music, she conjures songs like a contemporary female Woody Guthrie songs that amuse, inspire and entertain. Whether shes guiding a raft through the Grand Canyon or writing songs about the majesty of the American West, Crabtrees heartfelt love for the natural world transports her listeners to the wild places she knows best.

“My songs are a record of my life which flow through me while I am living outside in the wilderness and on the water,” she comments.

Crabtree herself has shared the stage with leading performers such as Joan Osborne, Ani Difranco, Patty Larkin, David Wilcox, and Tony Furtado. In performance, she delivers her poignant stories in a distinctly husky alto with a pleasing twang on her guitar. Smooth and delicate harmonies present her lyrics about life, relationships and politics between Crabtree and the rivers, ancient canyon walls, and the oceans. After having received numerous awards (Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, and Kerrville Folk Festival) and completing many successful tours in the last decade, Melissa has given us a truly beautiful gift with “The Day I Fell in the Water.”

On “The Day I Fell in the Water,” songs such as “Spirit Mountain” and “Daisies Talk” paint an honest picture of the muses Crabtree finds in the natural world. However its not just her storytelling thats impressive; Crabtree has a way of incorporating a message into her songs that are both unique and exalting. The song “Bees” is complemented by the fluttering sounds of a mandolin while Crabtree addresses issues of wildlife conservation that she observes. Then there are songs like “The Day I Fell In the Water” and Water Canyon,” which deal with how the natural world has shaped her personal growth, delving more into matters of the heart. Her combination of Folk, Americana, and Country laced with themes of nature is both classic and refreshinga genuine window into the soul of a talented songwriter.

“The Day I Fell In the Water” is packed with talented performers, including Kris Delmhorst, Tony Furtado, Eliza Gilkyson, Libby Kirkpatrick, Julie Wolf, and Andre Moran. The album was mixed and mastered by Mark Hallman (Carole King, Eliza Gilkyson, Will Sexton) at Congress House in Austin, TX.

Learn more about Melissa Crabtree at http://www.melissacrabtree.com

If you have any questions, comments or would like to set up an interview, please contact Melissa Zeigler: melissa(at)powderfingerpromo(dot)com

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