An idea that originated with NASA as far back as the late 1980s is back as a group of plant biologists is seeking the answer as it works on one of NASA’s Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Habitation Projects at Kennedy Space Center’s Space Life Sciences Laboratory. Right now the horticulturalists, green house operators, aquarium lovers […]

You’ve probably been in the attic, over the ceiling and under the roof and marveled at the heat in the summer and cold in the winter.  The radiant energy bombarding the ceiling is a major input for the air conditioning system to cope with.  That attic poses the biggest ongoing costs for homeowners and is […]

A steam turbine that drives a generator is usually only about 30% efficient.  Based on the Brayton-cycle system, developed by George Brayton more than 100 years ago, an air or steam system heats the air or water in a confined space and then releases the compressed air or steam to turn a turbine generator. The […]

The estimable Al Fin found a great explanation of grid operations with a truly useful analogy for imagining what goes on.  The explanation was written by Howard Shaffer, a Licensed Professional Nuclear Engineer in a seeming attempt to correct some misconceptions about the gird and the power that goes on it.  It is a fine […]

It Was A Brillouin Day

September 7, 2012 | 4 Comments

September 5, 2012 could be a significant day for energy and fuel history.  It was also a very big day for Brillouin Energy with two large news leaks. First is Brillouin has been granted a patent for their hot-water boiler technology in China.  All by itself, getting a patent in China isn’t a real hard […]

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