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Solar Impulse 2 Flight-Around-The-World "Without A Drop Of Fuel" In Fact Will Burn Tens Of Thousands of Liters!

Solar Impulse 2 Flight-Around-The-World “Without A Drop Of Fuel” In Fact Will Burn Tens Of Thousands of Liters!

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+email Sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is to circumnavigate the globe “without a drop of fuel”. However it will in fact need thousands of litres of fuel from support planes. Photo credit: Brussels Airport, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. There’s been a fair amount of hype surrounding the Swiss Solar Impulse 2 […]

Energy-Wasting Internet…IEA Describes “Range Of Policy Options” For Curbing Wasted Power

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPress release from the International Energy Agency =========================================== Around $80 billion wasted on power for online devices in 2013 Simple measures can keep problem of inefficient ‘network standby’ from worsening in years ahead, IEA report says 2 July 2014 Paris Today, the world’s 14 billion online electronic devices – such as set-top boxes, modems, printers […]

Boosting Per Capita Prosperity And Energy Consumption Is The Only Way To Care For Our Planet

Boosting Per Capita Prosperity And Energy Consumption Is The Only Way To Care For Our Planet

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailAn honest look at the data allows us to conclude only one thing: The path to protecting the planet is paved with energy and human prosperity. A shortage of either would mean big trouble for the environment. =================================== How Much Power Should We Consume? By Ed Caryl There have been many suggestions here on […]

Mathematical Computer Models Fail Utterly In The Search For The Wreckage Of Air France Flight 447

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailSometimes the old wisdom turns out to be the better one – that is wisdom from the analog world, during a time when there were neither bits nor bytes, nor model calculations to explain the world to people. One of these wisdoms is: The search for missing persons using concentric circles around the last […]

“Climate Saving” CFLs Now Found To Emit Deadly Cancer-Causing Vapours

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailI don’t have a single one of these damn things in our house, and I’m glad. Now the German online DIE WELT has a report here called: Energy Saving Lights Emit Toxic Substances. Hat-tip DirkH It was already widely known that CFLs released deadly mercury, but only if they broke, see here for example, or here onwhat […]

“Record-Setting” Electric Car Maker Refuses Independent Testing. Was It Just A Hoax?

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailBack in late October it was all over the media; the jubilation was huge. A German retrofitted Audi A2 equipped with new high-tech batteries was driven 605 km from Munich to Berlin on a single charge with an average speed close to 90 kilometres per hour, read here. It was a new record. The […]

Low Energy Cement Production – New Development

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailResearchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute for Technology have laid the cornerstone for a pilot plant that will produce a new kind of cement called Celitement®. Read here. This new cement developed by KIT researchers can be produced at far lower temperatures and with less lime than conventional cement. It has the potential to save 50% of […]

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