Fuel vs. Food

September 26, 2007 | 6 Comments

Perhaps the glow of alternative fuels might need a little tarnishing. Actually the last person on earth that might be doing that would be me – I pride myself in being a strong proponent for alternative fuels and energy resources. All over the world the effects of the run up in petroleum prices has pushed […]

For a couple of years we’ve been slaves to the ethanol run up into the fuel market. Federal programs geared to support it, protect it and promote it have hidden a far better choice. Butanol is also an alcohol as is ethanol, but it’s a different molecule with very different properties. The quick explanation is […]

It’s really easy to overlook the subtle but strongest trends in energy production when relying on news, articles, blogs and so forth. But some trends have more legs in genuine science that’s already researched and have known paths and clearly observed obstacles along the way. Thorium nuclear reactors are one of the leading proven science […]

A New Airliner

September 14, 2007 | Leave a Comment

The Europeans, in particular air carrier Easy Jet is asking that the airframe manufacturers build more effcient planes.  See: http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,2103055,00.html The interesting part is that EasyJet is asserting that what’s needed is available now and should be integrated into current offerings.  The story by the Guardian is well done, short and to the point.  Noteworthy […]

Today, September 11, 2007 Fox news is running a story about “Burning Saltwater.” At first glance its sounds nutty. But a little reading gets you the news that cancer researcher John Kanzius happened upon the discovery while trying to desalinate seawater with a radio frequency generator that he was developing to treat cancer. He discovered […]

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