PA inventor discovers a method for burning salt water as fuel

How's this for an unlikely yet extremely exciting potential fuel source: salt water. Yes, the substance that covers 70% of the earth's surface, the most common liquid on earth. A Pennsylvania man has figured out a way to burn it, opening the door for using salt water as a source of fuel. It's a pretty amazing idea, isn't it?

By using radio waves, John Kanzius discovered that he could get the water to ignite. The specific frequencies rapidly release the oxygen and hydrogen from salt water, burning it at extremely high temperatures. Now it's up to scientists to figure out how to make this discovery efficient and stick it in cars. Let's get to it, guys.

Post Gazette, via New Launches

CORRECTION: Thanks to an astute reader (see "Comments" below), the wording of the piece has been adjusted to better describe the process.