Category Archives: technology

rainbows and unicorns … coal-powered cars

The myth that battery powered cars are environmentally better than gasoline or diesel based, is pervasive with the Green Blob. Tesla’s expensive, rare metal made batteries are built with the aid of large subsidies, and charged by base-load power, particularly … Continue reading

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Poland on a winner …

Several Eastern European countries are looking at new coal plants, just as Poland breaks ground with a new coal-fired power plant: EU member Poland breaks ground on new coal fired plant By Kelvin Ross A groundbreaking ceremony has taken place in … Continue reading

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repaired, and better brains …

Faster, please, as Instapundit’ Glenn Reynolds always says. New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques – structures that are… http://www.sciencealert.com Please make … Continue reading

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saving mankind from a bleak future …

[…] Thorium molten salt reactors, without the need for all the backup safety systems that U235 nuclear plants have, should be no more expensive to build than coal-fired plants. This is an overnight capital cost of $3,246/kW as opposed to … Continue reading

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energized butts …

Keep your old butts, smokers, they’re going to come in handy, say these researchers: Thank You for Smoking: ‘Used cigarette butts offer energy storage solution’ Merchants of — Energy Storage?! ‘Reporting their findings in the IOP Publishing journal Nanotechnology, the … Continue reading

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reality fails Greenpeace … Tennessee goes nuclear

Greenpeace shows just how disjointed they are from reality: Greenpeace Australia Pacific Will we go clean or go dirty? Invest in the past or invest in the future? http://bit.ly/1AQGXbI  I think I will go with base-load power, it gets darn … Continue reading

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bacterial path to artificial photosynthesis …

Trees already make fuel from sunlight, now it’s our turn? ( Glenn Reynolds ) NANOTECHNOLOGY UPDATE: How Nanomaterials Can Help Make Fuel from Sunlight. Artificial photosynthesis has been on the drawing board for a long time. Perhaps these researchers have … Continue reading

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the chicken or the egg …

Dinosaurs before birds. Re-engineering with alligator DNA, is that birds with a bite?: Scientists re-engineer bird beak to ancestral “dino” state Research aimed to retrace some of the evolutionary steps that gradually transformed dinosaurs into birds. An artist’s rendition of … Continue reading

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nightmare of solar …

Although Tesla’s new battery system looks OK for the household user, it’s a disaster for the environment. As disastrous as large scale solar like the one’s that cook birds in flight, and wind turbines, the lithium that is needed is … Continue reading

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good news for CO2, part XC (90) …

The CO2 is harmful balderdash has pervaded Green logic agendas, without them once looking at what plants really like. Dr Ball, here puts the plants case, once more, just the latest of my 90 (previously 89 items) posts on CO2 … Continue reading

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