More Suppression

Ref. Suppressed Inventions & Other Discoveries by Jonathan Eisen.

Salter’s Ducks…While confined to his bed for a couple of days, an Edinburgh professor doodled up a method of using ocean wave action to produce an amazing amount of electric energy. Large pods something like a duck simply bobbed up and down in a pumping action that used 90% of the waves energy. Scale models actually functioned perfectly and indicated that larger units should produce hundreds of kilowatts (Popular Science, March, 1977). What happened to the “ducks” ?

Two Chamber Combustion…Because very lean mixtures of fuel do not ignite easily, there were numerous attempts at solving the problem with a separate and smaller compression chamber. By feeding gas separately to such a chamber, it could easily detonate the very leanĀ  mixture in the larger chamber. A patent in the early 1920s covered this idea and Ford perfected the idea shortly after WWII. It actually wasn’t until the mid 1970s that Honda of Japan used the design to make a joke of the various emission control efforts of the U.S. auto industry.



* Which supports and barriers were in play?

* What were the dynamics?

* Who, or what, won the Tug-Of-War?

* Discuss the outcomes with your friends and family.

* Use Post #4 as a reference for the dynamics and relationships between supports and barriers.