The food vs. fuel crowd lives in ignorance and plays off the ignorance of the media to scare folks and generally just make trouble. Reality is a very different thing. Almost a complete reversal from the popular concept now so well sold. I was triggered to write today by a headline for a press release […]

With both Keith Johnson at the Wall Street Journal and Brian Wang at thenextbigfuture covering the 60 Minutes piece on “cold fusion” (transcript link) I better put in two cents worth and clear up some things that aren’t covered. First, Mr. Johnson does a nice job in the objective frame the WSJ is famed for. […]

M. Simon broke the news last week that the Department of Defense released its expenditure plan for the projects to be funded with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 including $2 million for Plasma Fusion (Polywell) Demonstration fusion plasma confinement system for shore and shipboard applications in the Joint OSD/USN project. While its […]

Yugen Zhang, Ph.D., team leader at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore announced through a paper in the international chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition, where it was designated a “Hot Paper.” that the team activated carbon dioxide in a mild and non-toxic process to produce methanol, by using organocatalysts. The journal […]

The Battery Update

April 17, 2009 | 4 Comments

One might think that batteries are a slow uninteresting business and all is set for electric storage – nothing could be further from the facts. This past week has seen several announcements that have serious implications for storage, world economics and consumer benefits. What has happened is Japan’s Toshiba is shipping, shipping mind you this […]

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