In the UK where driving distances and range expectations are shorter engineers are beginning to think that electric drive with battery sets are fully viable market prospects. Such a conclusion relies on some important lessons and reveals the obvious problems. The problem list is short, but significant. The range issue is foremost due to battery […]

Perhaps the gravest danger to freedom is ignorance or maybe its busy citizens listening to popular media sound bites, hype and shenanigans to get eyeballs and ears for advertisers.  Both plus other human foibles allow or encourage snake oil sales, frauds and political scandals.  Those results plus the loss of mental independence in academia have […]

Younan Xia, Ph.D., the James M. McKelvey Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis led a team of scientists at WUSTL and the Brookhaven National Laboratory in the development of a bimetallic fuel cell catalyst made of a palladium core that acts as a “seed” that supports growth of dendritic platinum branches […]

The swindle of the decade called Cap and Trade, which is a dopey idea to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, has regressed into common transferring of wealth from some to everyone else. Or as Jack Gerard at the American Petroleum Institute put it on May 15th, “. . . its inequitable system of allocations will have […]

A fact is there is always more than one way to look at things. Chris Field, director of the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution has a new take on the bio sources for energy that actually makes sense –other than the meat of the argument isn’t on the land, its in how […]

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