The United States' Navy (the largest of any nation's by a wide margin) patrols much of the world's oceans, and that doesn't come cheap. Besides the costs for manpower, upkeep, and all that good stuff, fuel (especially for their jets) has to be accounted for, and it doesn't keep cheap. So, naturally, they have a vested interest in searching for inexpensive, widely available alternative fuels. However, instead of settling for "sunlight" or "wind", they've gone with a different approach: sea water. And no, they're not all wet... or at least, not in that sense. Defense Tech Well, it does make a certain amount sense: when you only see water, sea water must come to mind quickly. I don't remember the Village People ever singing about alchemy or witchcraft, but I can't imagine many people are complaining. Anyway, the Navy predicts that the conversion process would cost them about $3 to $6 per barrel, which is pretty good considering the fluctuating price of gas and the costs of transporting it across the ocean. Plus, you know, sea water is pretty hard to beat when it comes to convenience. Anyway, when all is said and done, this project should definitely make waves for the Navy. I'm sure they'll be coasting off this for years. Plus, who knows? When it comes to public opinion, this could be just what they need to turn the tide.