A research team at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has for the first time demonstrated a method for converting carbon dioxide into the liquid fuel isobutanol using electricity. The study paper is published today, March 30 2012, in the journal Science.  The study explains how James Liao, UCLA’s Ralph M. Parsons [...]

The Bariumtitanate.blogspot, which is a close observer of the EEStory as they’re calling it over there, found a bit of news on the EEStor saga. Zenn, the motorcar company that took off thinking that the EEStor ultra capacitor was coming soon survives with essentially nothing for sale of note.  But the capital base has a [...]

It didn’t take long for the oil industry to go to Plan B to get the massive new supplies of Bakken Formation oil in North Dakota and the Canadian Oil Sands to the remaining refineries at the Gulf Coast.  It may not overcome the closing of refineries on the US east and west coasts, but [...]

Dr. Eric Lerner’s Focus Fusion machine at Lawrenceville Plasma Physics (LPP) in New Jersey is heating and confining an ionized gas at record temperatures equivalent to over 1.8 billion degrees C, as described in a paper published March 23rd in Physics of Plasmas, the most often cited journal devoted to plasma physics published by the [...]

Settle in, CERN the multinational research group based in Europe had a colloquium on Low Energy Nuclear Reactions last Thursday.  There was no big news, but there is interesting news out of Japan.  The file downloads are a treasure trove of useful information. To start is the 40-page PDF presentation by Yogendra Srivastava from the [...]

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