James Mays Big Ideas S01E03 power to the people

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Obi Taylor
Obi Taylor преди 4 дни
Jesus, James May is so fucking boring...
drstevenrey преди 10 дни
45:00 James May with the hair in a 2CV, how well does that fit. It just looks right.
Abraham Garcia
Abraham Garcia преди 13 дни
Roberts Zonīs
Roberts Zonīs преди 17 дни
Perfect. Mr.slows voice. good nigth. im really going to sleep its 12 in the evening
Barry Carlisle
Barry Carlisle преди 18 дни
My legs were shaking from watching you climbing the tower as well.
Big Dogo
Big Dogo преди 19 дни
The sable alibi cytogenetically remember because handball densply peep next a kindly voice. equal, aboriginal witch
freddX преди 26 дни
im surprised James May is driving a puegot
Apti Newim
Apti Newim преди месец
9:10 man what a zoom
Em Jackson
Em Jackson преди месец
Ive always wondered, probably far too simplistically I appreciate, why there's not simply huge solar farms all over Africa, nr the conurbations.
Robert John
Robert John преди 2 месеца
Won't attaching a cable to a space station and then pulling on it have issues.. ?
Toby Bowden
Toby Bowden преди 2 месеца
The sun is a fusion reactor, the planet is 67% liquid water. We already know how to take any water including salt water, or urine, and seperate the hydrogen and oxygen, then use the hydrogen to power an internal combustion engine. Its alreaady been done, a while ago.Cost about 100 quid to transform it. 100km will require 1 litre of water, using filters and elctricity splits the gases, and instead of dead dinos, you have a car that only fumes are Oxygen. so why have we not done it, because saudi arabian princes and extremely rich companies and individuals don't want this technology. EVERYTHING can be run on electricity, the first car was electric, with todays tecnology we have so many ways of generating electricity, from wind farms, solar farms (photovoltic cells) move bouys that move with the tides. in summer calmer seas in winter rougher put 200km of them of the coast of scotland, then we can generate vast amounts ofelectricity. Server farms should be moved to the arctic circle, because they need to be cooled. The light or radiation from the sun is 8 light minutes away, that is why when you look at say the pole star for all we know something moving at 186,000 miles per second (C) the light emitted that we see could have been long gone. Nuclear, is now relitively safe, we haave no atmosphere on the moon (2 light secs away) there is lots of hydrogen 3. What i think the next steps are for a space elevator. At 9m/ps rockets escape velocity, unfortunately we do not havea material even a tungsten titanium alloy is not strong enough, what we need to look at in depth at graphene and nano tubes strongest thing we know of, as yet. Plus I really want to know what the 119th element. we dfo NOT need to set fire to stuff as there is a bloody great thing called the sun imagine covering just 20% of the sahara with photovoltic cells, this would power all of africa. Carbon captur plants needs to be made, and methane should be used for lighters.
Toby Bowden
Toby Bowden преди 2 месеца
renewables, electricity, done
Danny Mckenzie
Danny Mckenzie преди 2 месеца
If you could harness and store the total energy of a heavy rain storm, you would have enough power to create baby
Danny Mckenzie
Danny Mckenzie преди 2 месеца
This is like driving a missile
Thomas Andersen
Thomas Andersen преди 3 месеца
I hate how this doesn’t get technical at all
Anna Pondelik
Anna Pondelik преди 3 месеца
“Without the education background that we have, somebody like you might not understand it..” Aaaaargh they don’t know that May is one of the most widely read and sophisticated men on air..!!!! They are just a bunch of snake oil sellers. I am really angry right now, for James May to be insulted by someone like THAT!
Anna Pondelik
Anna Pondelik преди 3 месеца
if someone has to point out especially that he is “a very bright scientist” he’s probably not. nuff said.
Djxjxixsm Jxjskjzxn
Djxjxixsm Jxjskjzxn преди 3 месеца
11,000 Spanish homes powered by 10 football pitches of mirrors? They'd need to carpet Portugal with mirrors just to power Madrid. How about solar panels on top or rooves instead?
420gmr4lyfe преди 4 месеца
I love the way he says mary-land lol
51WCDodge преди 4 месеца
One problem Do all these renewable super rescourses actually do anything to save the enviroment? You may say Look I've solved this problem! But how many others have you introduced? Driving a zero emmision vehicle at night, with umpteen generators on fossil fuel and light pollution. With a 20 % conversion rate. ? I rest my case.
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Argentum Flower преди 4 месеца
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Dr. A Preobrazhensky
Dr. A Preobrazhensky преди 4 месеца
Clouds diffuse light. They actually absorb only very small amounts of light and have a minimal impact on the output of solar panels. Solar cells are not eyeballs. Just because the light isn't as harsh to your eyes doesn't mean the amount of energy present isn't still substantial. Such a shame that the millions of dollars spent on anti renewable energy propaganda have turned otherwise intelligent people into blithering idiots. _"Solar can't possible work in the UK because clouds!"_ Yeah, Ok. Thanks for that load of ridiculous nonsense. How much did British Petroleum pay the BBC for this? The test with the artificial lighting was DESIGNED to look bad. Of course powering a *solar* powered vehicle with artificial lighting is a terrible idea. That completely defeats the purpose of *solar* power. Artificial lighting uses electricity and wastes most of that energy as heat. The sun is a 'free' source of energy. They couldn't make solar look bad with actual sunlight, so they had to resort to a 'test' that was designed to fail. *Proper propaganda.* Even during the winter months, the UK receives and average insolation of roughly 0.5 kilowatt hours per square meter per day. During the summer months, that increases to nearly 5 kilowatt hours per day - ten times more. There are over 10 million detached homes in the UK with an average roof size of roughly 100 square meters. This means that just with the space available on the rooftops of detached homes alone, the UK could produce a *bare minimum* of 27 terawatt hours per year at 15% cell efficiency. That's a significant percentage of the UK's entire annual energy demand.
Squeeze My Lizard
Squeeze My Lizard преди 4 месеца
"we're driving on battery power because the solar cells aren't connected".....mmmm
scabbycat cat
scabbycat cat преди 4 месеца
Only an Englishman would wear a cardigan in the new mexico desert !!!
Gewglesux преди 4 месеца
What Kind of shirt is that? i need one.. Rugby shirt?
Jake Preston
Jake Preston преди 4 месеца
this guy isa knob if he didn't post this I wouldn't have to watch it for homework
Ret преди 4 месеца
the rope to space idea is good, except there needs to be a VERY powerful rocket holding miles of metal rope/wire; its just not possible
Jayden Costanzo
Jayden Costanzo преди 4 месеца
Paradox преди 4 месеца
Solar farms take up to much space. To power the world we would nee to take up so much space we would have a problem with nature and farming grounds.
Kevin Caldwell
Kevin Caldwell преди 4 месеца
You want waves? Come to Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia...world's highest tides b*tches!
Sem преди 4 месеца
i always have a reassuring throb between my legs
Yolo Cholo
Yolo Cholo преди 4 месеца
Where's Jay May 😂😂😂
Nasch преди 4 месеца
Nasch преди 4 месеца
JohnJaggerJack преди 4 месеца
Patrick D
Patrick D преди 5 месеца
James may a man talking about the 21 centuary a man who is stuck in 1971
Clay3613 преди 5 месеца
This is from 2008, but looks like 2002...damn most people had awful fashion sense.
Sam Scrapla
Sam Scrapla преди 5 месеца
Look at the same place now and it's scary how drastic demographics changed. If it wasn't for the landmarks you would think you are in the middle east.
Bob Sutton
Bob Sutton преди 5 месеца
The world has the energy crisis all sorted out.. they just not done with taking your money yet....
Bob Sutton
Bob Sutton преди 5 месеца
Take your services. Then probably kill you all anyway.. -cough- covid 20
Travis Ryno
Travis Ryno преди 5 месеца
When has Texas ever embargoed oil? Ever?
Travis Ryno
Travis Ryno преди 5 месеца
You've got more than enough uranium in the ground, what are you all wasting your time for?
David преди 26 дни
and there‘s still no „green“ solution how to dispose the radioactive material after it‘s been used in the nuclear power plants
Anna Pondelik
Anna Pondelik преди 3 месеца
because it isnotmore than enough. look further into the future, some day it will be all spent - and the ground all ripped up becauseof it.
gammaraider преди 5 месеца
The geostationary tether idea is completely unworkable. The problem is much bigger than just finding a material strong enough to hold its own weight for 36000 km of length (which seems the only problem that always gets brought up). First off, geostat orbit is about 36000 km's up, yes, but NOT if you drag a big non-orbital weight underneath it. The cable itself would weigh a multitude of what the station itself would weight, so you would need to put the station's orbit out WAY further to fix the balance. And that would again increase the length of the cable and thus the weight etc. You'd end up with an orbit of not 36000 km's in altitude, but perhaps 5 or 10 times that. Which also means your speed will have to increase by the same factor, which means the added kinetic energy will have to increase by a square of that. Then there's attaching the cable. You can't send the rocket up with the cable attached, obviously. Spacecraft don't fly straight up. You'd have to attach it later, adding more and more energy to the system as you add more cable. But soon you'd find yourself with a new problem. The lower parts of the cable will be going SLOWER than the orbital speed at that altitude, so you wouldn't be able to physically reach that part of the cable with a spacecraft! You'll just shoot by. Then there's the elevator. It's fun that these guys made a little solar-powered model elevator, but it's quite pointless. Imagine taking that elevator up. At ground level you have no kinetic energy relative to the earth. As you go up and up, eventually you'll be in orbit, carrying HUGE amounts of kinetic energy. Where does that energy come from? It will subtract the energy from the tether system and the orbiter, destabilizing the orbit and putting enormous sideways stresses on the cable system. You as a passenger will not have a comfortable ride, you'll be pushed up against the side of the elevator wall as your speed keeps increasing. The list goes on and on, and the more you start physically modelling the problem the more of a pipe dream it seems.
Stephen Kramer
Stephen Kramer преди 5 месеца
6:39 need sunglasses?
Ronnie Baker
Ronnie Baker преди 5 месеца
This man has had so many shows and all of them are amazingly enjoyable, stop hiding him from us!
Modest Mo
Modest Mo преди 5 месеца
I hate picadilly 😡😡😡
Voor Naam
Voor Naam преди 5 месеца
51:44 This man, with the pony tail, is rich. And all the other men are poor. Welcome to the US.
Barry Carlisle
Barry Carlisle преди 18 дни
That man earned his wealth.
Voor Naam
Voor Naam преди 5 месеца
47:14 Ah, that's where George Sips went. Years ago, our neighbours had the family name Sips. Fun fact, they had a Volvo that included not only the Side Impact Protection System, but also a sticker on the back screen showing SIPS. You could call that electromagnets control system of the tokomak a SIPS, couldn't you?
Voor Naam
Voor Naam преди 5 месеца
44:58 Wow! Those 2CV's were made by the French. In those years, the French had a glass of wine along with their lunch. So in the afternoon, sometimes a mistake was produced. Oh non, you put the steering wheel in front of the passenger seat, again! Next time, take a right hand dashboard as well. The good thing is, that's how the hybrid car is invented. Do you know the electric starter actually has more power than the petrol engine? Of course they sprayed them green and sent those 2CV's to Britain. This one was sprayed green, by mistake. Does it have the "Nuclear? No thanks!" sticker on the back option?
Voor Naam
Voor Naam преди 5 месеца
40:48 This man is not Who Bow, he is Wuh Bow. It's a bit like all those fuuls saying déjà-vous. You folks have kicked the real U out of your system. Stoopid, to my angry opinion. Get back your normal U, please.
Leon Hubbard
Leon Hubbard преди 5 месеца
that e-bike was such garbage by today's standards...
George Kay
George Kay преди 5 месеца
Perhaps it would be a nice idea for James to revisit this topic around ten years on and see how far we've come in relation to the concepts shown here throughout the 2010s.
Itz_jeyz преди 5 месеца
MW players can see james is on the set of a warzone
Flecy Hugo
Flecy Hugo преди 5 месеца
i sure would be glad that power storage technology was invented
Liam NIre
Liam NIre преди 5 месеца
28:00 - come on guys.... It's Strangford Lough, not Loch. It's in Ireland, not Scotland.
dot преди 5 месеца
Just shows how little people care about the Irish language
Mark Hodgson
Mark Hodgson преди 6 месеца
Typical Americans all mouth, Britain and the world just quietly gets on with it
znen titan
znen titan преди 6 месеца
Piccadilly Circus is but a shadow of what it once was.
Cryian Sky
Cryian Sky преди 6 месеца
"welcome to the 21st century..." and yet this video is from 20th century?... well maybe even 19th century? Even in 20th century there was video quality higher than 360p lol
Ranchurd Himster
Ranchurd Himster преди 6 месеца
This just in; America invades Taco Mac.
Kenneth Schultz
Kenneth Schultz преди 6 месеца
Well 48 250watt gold+5watt RECOM MONOCRYSTALIN 4 x EPever 60A@48v 20 X 200Ah set in 5 bank of 4 BMS 48Kw power on demand 2 x 500watt windturbine @12m/s 2 x TEP6000@48v pure sine 2 X 8 x 250watt = 2000Watt 140l water heater Easy !!!
matthew hill
matthew hill преди 6 месеца
The only way to properly and truly harnessed the wind it's to go up where the wind always blows the jet streams but how exactly do you build a power plant that high above the surface of the earth?
Kenneth Schultz
Kenneth Schultz преди 6 месеца
DEAR Sir!! IT is commenly known That App 300m Up wind change direktion!! So What happends with wind flow In you put 350m windturbine Up??? Somthing get disrupted !! Like the jet stream !! Will get mixed and disrupted By turbulent air This is quit logic!!
Roger (APPfordable APPs)
Roger (APPfordable APPs) преди 6 месеца
Richard William Pearse (3 December 1877 - 29 July 1953) was a New Zealand farmer and inventor who performed pioneering aviation experiments. Witnesses interviewed many years afterward claimed that Pearse flew and landed a powered heavier-than-air machine on 31 March 1903, nine months before the Wright brothers flew.
yourtv преди 6 месеца
SpaIn is unfinished country? What does this mean?
Paul Marshall
Paul Marshall преди 7 месеца
So if you need to run your solar car, at night you need two 2.5 litre diesel powered 4x4 pick-up trucks to carry the twoo petrol powered generators and 1800 watts of lights for you to do 10kph . So where is the efficiency. The Spanish solar towers are used to burn rubbish, there is one a couple of miles from my villa in Tabernas, Almeria
jesus christopher
jesus christopher преди 7 месеца
space elivator is the biggest load of bull, for start you cant get past the exosphere, weve never been to space because its not possible.
neil Taylor
neil Taylor преди 7 месеца
there are many ideas that work problem is you never hear from the people again.... fat cats dont wont you stealing there mthods of money making so they get bought out or kept quiet, and solar power only gets the best energy from the sun itself since it has more energy eminating from it than most light bulbs depending on electricity to work, and sunlight is way different than lampbulb light, its warm and has more waking up force for solar powered stuff
tom nguyen
tom nguyen преди 7 месеца
But you still need to use energy to make anergy...🤔
Dr Peter jones
Dr Peter jones преди 7 месеца
The watts generator is so far the best wave generating system...
Svetozar Zlatkovic
Svetozar Zlatkovic преди 7 месеца
Ta reklama TDK I SANYO
illkaw преди 7 месеца
Right in the middle of the group of bikers is Ross Noble. You can tell as is the same jacket he wore while filming his lap of the track on top gear and in the 'behind the scenes' filming with Jeremy while Ross was stood in the background.
Hanzala Rafi
Hanzala Rafi преди 7 месеца
I watched this way back in 2008 and stumbled upon it again. It is just as interesting today as it was, the first time I watched it. Nostalgia hit hard.
Pascal Coole
Pascal Coole преди 8 месеца
Hmm Wubbo already had passed away 6 years ago (2014)
Bjørn again Christian
Bjørn again Christian преди 8 месеца
Love James May shows, the remark about councils running street lights full power made me think he really hates owls... The constant hooting would drive you insane
ss ss
ss ss преди 9 месеца
@3:03 - why the hell did they build it out of steel???
JAY SW 06 преди 9 месеца
top gear track?
MassExtinctionEvent преди 9 месеца
33:50 Gee, I wonder what happened there. However did the government find that nuclear and coal would be cheaper than hydroelectric? Hmm...
Kenneth Schultz
Kenneth Schultz преди 6 месеца
Becaus of the Damage to the sourondings in water .
Jeffery Mitchell
Jeffery Mitchell преди 9 месеца
The most difficult and interesting problem of the space elevator is the tether. Steel isn't strong enough to make a cable that long.
Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford преди 9 месеца
To be fair, if you cover enough of the jet stream, it wont be reliable, and will harm nature because our plants actually use the dust particles from different countries. So though, if more studies are done, way less harm can be done and seen before hand. Tides, can harm wild life, but again, balance, and taking advantage of the power with least cause of harm, would be phenomenal.
WaveGods Co
WaveGods Co преди 10 месеца
exactly @21:00 thats when i knew i had to smash that like button. god i love james may.
Zoot Allure
Zoot Allure преди 10 месеца
I wonder how is sponsoring this petrol made out of thin air. Free electricity devices seem to be better, the "amount of pollution" involved in their production and maintenance, is very low. Obviously no one will dare to try commercialise the devices. To put it easily, we (humanity) are stuck with our past, present and in our limited view of the future. Is not that we cant think clearly. Most of us pass the time, distracted, with ways of passing the time, until we die.
Zoot Allure
Zoot Allure преди 10 месеца
This Texas boys, sheikhs,etc... and all the less wealthy people connected to this oil, gas and coal extraction (nuclear to), are totally against hydrogen (powerful) engines, that uses water and other sources, as primary fuel. They will loose their wealthiness, and so you will loose your life (they will take care of it) if you try to present a viable working solution, for a clean and more effective free fuel that will solve humanity energy issues. using perhaps the remaining oil for lubricants, and cut the other forms of energy (highly polluting and dangerous). Perhaps is time to start peaceful protests for the right things, not voting for anyone that is not making proper work, for a better world future.
Glen Wiseman
Glen Wiseman преди 10 месеца
I think they should make the space elevator out of an erector set.
Peter Benke
Peter Benke преди 10 месеца
Condescending and bloated as always.
Ronan Foote
Ronan Foote преди 11 месеца
l=yo I want a sunhat like that :-)
Hayden Holycross
Hayden Holycross преди 11 месеца
hey does someone thats watched this wanna answer these questions for me a) which of the technologies he presents do you think has the best potential to deliver usable power in the next 5 years b) which of the technologies he presents to you think is the most ridiculous and least likely to every generate useful power.
Seb Lyons
Seb Lyons преди година
why is the category gaming?
eurosonly преди година
Was that the top gear track where James was driving that solar powered car?
Tudor Costache
Tudor Costache преди година
james may is the type of man that is so boring that is fascinating
bertjesklotepino преди година
Just imagine them people getting 2 million dollars for a rig which can climb a rope. An electric motor, solarpanels, bit of screws and some glue. and then people wonder where 2.3 trillion went. Hahaha.
bertjesklotepino преди година
Galen WInsor as for Nuclear. He is showing what people should not know about Nuclear energy
bertjesklotepino преди година
"build by the shipyard that build the titanic. Thankfully though, this thing is designed to be sunk" Yeah, but will it work? You see, the Titanic perhaps wasnt designed to be sunk, but since it did it didnt work.
Brian Blankenship
Brian Blankenship преди година
This is how teachers should be. That right mix of entertaining but serious. It's a shame but it seems they think being an insufferable ass is the best way to get children to learn.
John Laccohee-Joslin
John Laccohee-Joslin преди година
This video shows a number of watys for getting the energy of the sun. It does without mentioning the two ways that are NOT bgoing to cost billions, and thatbhave been proven to work already. I live in Australia where as most will know we do have dry areas with long periods of clowd free weeks on end. There was a power station build in western Australia, powered by the sun and worked perfectly, and as the rest of the world should know, WAS SHUT DOWN. It involved mirrows that were parabolic in shape through the centre ran a pipe and being parabilic the sunlight was directed to the pipe like a magnifyingnglass heating thevwater to superheated temp. This drove steam turbines generating electricty and worked perfectly. The only cost was to build it and any maintenance which was no more than any other plant. N the middle east there are huge deserts where they have sunshine just about all year round, just think ofbthed electricity that could be generated. The other way is good for continuous generation, its called the cracked rock method where two holes are sunk down deep into the earth dowmn to wherevthe temperature is way above boiling point, by putting water down one pipe crackes the rocks andvallows thevsteam to go to the other pipe rising as super heated steam giving generation of electricity day and night, again once done it will continue to provide steam for hundreds of years. There are other methods to that will provide power on a continual basis but i have noticed that although know about are used, basically because you cannot uping the price as the cost of producing the steam stays the same . I can understand people trying hard to find ways to supply energy but so far, only those that would cost huge prices to put into action seem to get publicity, i find this rather stupid, and also greedy and wonder when someone will start thinking about these simple methods in places where they will work forever!!!!!
Bell Idrael
Bell Idrael преди година
How have these 'brilliant scientists' not accounted for the fact that something that is 'orbiting' the planet is literally in free fall, it just so happens to be falling in such a way that it will never actually get any closer to the surface... but if you attack a cable to that, and then start running up said cable, which is in essence, pulling down on the cable... that would pull what is in orbit, down towards the planet. It might not be an issue right away, but trip after trip will slowly pull it out of orbit.
J Burr
J Burr преди година
Space elevator . What they are creating is a earth to space lighting rod. good luck with that.
Mark Wetmore
Mark Wetmore преди година
His mum must have drank a lot . or dropped him on his head or both.
Stig Petersen
Stig Petersen преди година
He go to Holland to check windmills.....and the windmills are Danish🤣🤣
MADC преди година
wreckage 3001
wreckage 3001 преди година
2008? Did I age like that, too?
tim priddy
tim priddy преди година
Jezza would approve
carlos oliveira
carlos oliveira преди година
Mythbusters called this busted.
Thunder Breath
Thunder Breath преди година
8:40 11 megawatts will power 6000 homes at 1833w or enough to run one medium size microwave oven (typical 65% efficiency) and possibly 1-2 lights but only when the *sun is bright* - LMAO Nuclear power has always been the answer and still is, but not when the building of those facilities is won by the *lowest bidder!*
Vivek Ray Chowdhury
Vivek Ray Chowdhury преди година
Is the KITE lightning proof ?
Darren Antoine
Darren Antoine преди година
Running a solar powered car with fake lights 2 gas guzzlers and saving the planet
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