A team of scientists from the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville has determined that an alloy formed by a 2 percent substitution of antimony in gallium nitride has the right electrical properties to enable solar light energy to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen.  The technical description is called the photoelectrochemical [...]

University of Illinois at Champaign’s Praveen Kumar has some non-enthusiast news, “While we are looking for solutions for energy through bioenergy crops, dependence on water gets ignored, and water can be a significant limiting factor.” Kumar, the Lovell Professor of civil and environmental engineering at UI Champaign said, “There are many countries around the world [...]

Steinar Evje published a paper in the SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis with a new analysis of a mathematical model that has applications to study gas kicks in deep-water oil wells. To explain a dangerous gas kick, consider the deeper the well the higher the pressures will be, and are higher the risks associated with [...]

The Marcellus Shale formation that extends across eight U.S. states has a new estimate out from the US Geological Survey (USGS).  The new estimate of the reserve was increased from 42 times to 72 times from the previous assessment done in 2002.  Nine years will change a perspective. Before looking into this, keep in mind [...]

Brian Wang found through Talk Polywell a pdf file of a presentation given at the ICC/US-Japan CT Workshop in Seattle Washington on August 16, 2011.  It’s a treasure of an update on the dual pinch approach to fusion confinement, well worth a look. Tri Alpha started as a brainchild of Professor Rostoker and for some [...]

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