Sunday, May 6, 2007

Got Hydrogen?

70 years ago today.

Hat tip to Arthur Keller.

2 comments:

kert said...

im no fan of hydrogen in personal transportation, it needs to be said: Hindenburg is often blamed on hydrogen, but the root cause is actually believed to be in paint used on fabric. Its not a clear-cut case either way.

by the way, either hydrogen, or clean nuclear power will probably be needed in the future of air and space travel.

Anonymous said...

Kert,
The initial spark may not have been hydrogen, but:

"Modern experiments that recreated the fabric and coating materials of the Hindenburg seem to discredit the incendiary fabric theory."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindenburg_disaster
(See "Rate of flame propagation")

Although, I'll still agree with what you said: "Its not a clear-cut case either way."