Are you a thorium fan? Got some of the hard details settled in mind and realize the potential of thorium and even better, the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor? With the basics already worked out for decades, a mass of people is getting on board from Senator Hatch to we bloggers and blog readers. That won’t […]

Robert DiMatteo, the CEO of a startup based in Boston named MTPV has a new approach to converting heat into electricity using solar cells could make a technology called thermal photovoltaics more practical. Thermal photovoltaics are solar cells that convert the light that radiates from a hot surface into electricity. The first applications will be […]

Northwestern University chemist Mercouri G. Kanatzidis and postdoctoral research associate Gerasimos S. Armatas, have developed a class of new porous materials, structured like honeycomb, that is very effective at separating hydrogen from complex gas mixtures. Called mesoporous materials, so far as the best of the researchers’ knowledge allows, the materials exhibit the best selectivity in […]

New Holland, a worldwide farm equipment manufacturer showed its fuel cell powered farm tractor at the Turin Italy Farm Exposition last week. The surprise isn’t that the engineering can be done, it’s that the steady output of 106 horsepower is specified. No mention is made of the torque output, but electric drives have an advantage […]

It’s been said that all politics is local. So in less than 2 years we’ll get a shot at Congress again. The question that is begging answered is the same one that always matters to mayors and county officials – how to increase the tax base. The tax base is the local payrolls, property, income, […]

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