“CIGS” stands for the copper, indium, gallium and selenium elements comprising chalcopyrite, one of the most promising compounds for advanced solar panels.  You’ll like them because engineers at Oregon State University have discovered the initial way to create successful “CIGS” solar devices with inkjet printing. The familiar inkjet printer is a low-cost technology that with […]

This time the team at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf set a new world record for magnetic fields with 91.4 teslas.  Sergei Zherlitsyn and his colleagues at the High Magnetic Field Laboratory Dresden (HLD) developed and used an electromagnetic coil weighing about 200 kilograms in which electric current created the giant magnetic field – for a period of […]

Currently solar panels come in two main forms, photovoltaic panels to harvest visible light for electricity production and thermal panels to harvest the infrared spectrum for heat.  In a paper published in Nature Photonics, University of Toronto Engineering (UTE) researchers report a new solar cell that may pave the way to inexpensive coatings that convert […]

Brillouin Energy Corp In Berkeley California has another Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) method in the development and proving stage. The new method comes at fusion from a different path than the Rossi E-Cat.  The reports have the Brillouin at nearly 2 times the energy coming out from that going in. If this is real […]

Your humble writer saw the commodity market news that the administration is releasing 30 millions barrels of crude oil from the strategic reserve.  1st thought . . . Pfft.  The U.S.’s thirty million plus thirty million from others is about 2/3 of a day’s use or production.  It’s below paltry – its two thirds of […]

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