Month: April 2011

Grey Wolf Falls Prey To Dirty Politics

Language slipped into the recent budget has removed an animal from the endangered species list for the first time.

A rider inserted into the federal budget bill strips away protection for endangered gray wolves. The move has left environmentalists both seething and admitting defeat after years of legal wrangling over the fate of the wolves. The political tussle over U.S. spending has ensnared an unlikely victim, the gray wolf, whose long-time status as an…

Rossi Cold Fusion Validated

Andrea Rossi grasps one of his new E-Cat units that offer a more compact size and higher power density.

The evidence in support of Andrea Rossi’s “cold fusion” or “LENR” (low energy nuclear reaction) based Energy Catalyzer continues to grow. For those who are not aware, his system combines nickel powder, hydrogen gas, and an input of pressure and heat to produce a large output of thermal energy. On March 29th, 2011 yet another…

Scientists Invent 30 Year Continuous Power Laptop Battery

Betavoltaic batteries sound Nuclear they’re not, they neither use fission/fusion or chemical processes to produce energy.

Your next laptop could have a continuous power battery that lasts for 30 years without a single recharge thanks to work being funded by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. The breakthrough betavoltaic power cells are constructed from semiconductors and use radioisotopes as the energy source. As the radioactive material decays it emits beta particles…

Perception

In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.  After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed…

Lighter Than Air Wind Turbine

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Magenn Power’s high altitude wind turbine called MARS is a Wind Power Anywhere™ solution with distinct advantages over existing Conventional Wind Turbines and Diesel Generating Systems including: global deployment, lower costs, better operational performance, and greater environmental advantages. MARS is a lighter-than-air tethered wind turbine that rotates about a horizontal axis in response to wind,…

Debris From Japan’s Tsunami Drifts In The Ocean

The mass of debris stretches for miles off the Honshu coast. -  Credit: US Navy

The huge tsunami triggered by the 9.0 Tohoku Earthquake destroyed coastal towns near Sendai in Japan, washing such things as houses and cars into the ocean. Projections of where this debris might head have been made by Nikolai Maximenko and Jan Hafner at the International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Maximenko has…

Say No To Methyl Iodide

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Methyl iodide is a nasty chemical. It is a known neurotoxin and endocrine disruptor, and scientists in labs handle only small amounts using special protective equipment because it is so toxic. But do you know where else it is used? As a pesticide on strawberries and other food crops. The battle against methyl iodide is…

Vestas New Wind Turbine Can Power 6500 Homes

Vestas Chief Executive Officer Ditlev Engel announced in London their new V164 wind turbine, designed specifically for offshore wind power. Optimized for conditions in the North Sea, Vestas surprised everyone with their announcement of the new seven megawatt turbine, as the announcement was only expected to be of a six megawatt turbine. This new turbine…