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Old 25-01-2013, 13:14
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Agreed, we've had steam turbines for 150 years yet still have the old fashioned conversion of linear energy into rotational energy powering modern petrol and diesel engines.
Even Nuclear power stations are only there to make water hot, make steam and move turbines, I was suprised when I learnt this (not in this programme) because I assumed some more complex and advanced thing was going on rather than just producing steam, in the 21st century we should have moved on, maybe the solar power they were talking about but no doubt that will be just used to heat water as well.
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