While searching for a cure for cancer, a retired radio executive discovered how to burn salt water using radio waves. John Kanzius was hoping to use this technology to target and destroy individual cancer cells, completely eliminating the use of chemotherapy or traditional radiation therapy. At the same time, he made a remarkable discovery about salt water. He found that a specific radio frequency would weaken the bonds that make up salt water. Specifically, 13.56Mhz dissociates hydrogen and oxygen from a salt water solution. Once separated from the salt water, that hydrogen could then be burned as a fuel. John died in 2009 of complications from leukemia.