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  1. Don't you get a little disturbed when you hear of a jet's fan blade goes: "she loves me, she loves me not"? I always refuse...


  2. Who has heard of unusual measures for energy? I'll start. 12 square feet = 1 Horsepower


  3. Bill Gates at work.  Probably at a coal-fired plant site to take advantage of existing grid infrastructure. https://cowboystatedaily.com/2021/06/02/nuclear-power-demonstration-plant-to-be-built-in-wyoming/ Apparently air-cooled. Heck, they might be able to use...


  4. Interesting developments could happen soon in the EV battery industry.  Tesla is in "advanced talks" with Chinese battery producer CATL and a new low...


  5. https://archive.is/ONUmi A New Paradigm for Treatment  of Covid 19
      


  6. A recent OilPrice article discusses the "NDB battery". https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/The-Nano-Diamond-Battery-That-Lasts-For-28000-Years.html The article and the company's web site go to great lengths to avoid discussing the actual nature...


  7. This article really says it all. Why Apocalyptic Claims About Climate Change Are Wrong https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2019/11/25/why-everything-they-say-about-climate-change-is-wrong/ It's not a long read. I can mostly agree with this argument. Where...
      


  8. The current wildfires are causing a similar situation within the the Brazilian political arena, with AGW Gurus and international press are pushing it hard https://www.ecowatch.com/amazon-deforestation-norway-fund-2639894385.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/08/22/photos-heres-how-amazon-wildfires--look-space/ and are...
      


  9. Analysis: Methane Emissions Intensity Declines in Top Shale Basins Saturday, April 27, 2019 Increased natural gas consumption has generated a truly incredible story for the environment...
      


  10. Just feel it’s worth mentioning how much these guys did for us, as we hold the piece of tech in our hands or type...
      


  11. With nuclear power in decline around the globe has RR hit upon a leaner greener concept to traditional nuclear power generation? https://www.rolls-royce.com/products-and-services/nuclear/small-modular-reactors.aspx#/ https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Luxury-Carmaker-Looks-To-Disrupt-The-Nuclear-Industry.html As @Jan van Eck stated...


  12. Air miles should be banned because they encourage excessive flying, according to a report commissioned by the government’s climate change advisers. Frequent flyers should be hit by an “escalating...
      


  13. A decade a ago, I installed a proprietary leak detection system on Emergency Shutdown Valves on a number of offshore oil platforms.  Sound frequency...


  14. https://electrek.co/2019/07/23/ford-f-150-electric-prototype-tow-train-carts/ Video of battery electric prototype Ford F-150 towing over one million pounds of trains and cargo.
      


  15. Batteries for Marine Propulsion are gaining increasing interest as a viable solution to reduce CO2, SOx and NOx emissions. Recent developments in battery technology...
      


  16. No sooner had President Biden, a big fan of American Railways, unveiled the big rail investment plan recently, with a record sum of $ 2...
      


  17. I saw a recent source that indicated the world uses about 140 terrawatt hours to create new bitcoins these days. Can that POSSIBLY be true?? https://trib.com/opinion/columns/dodson-mining-and-greenpeace-can-save-wyoming/article_47208b66-2248-588e-bcec-da834b3067ab.html (open...


  18. Bitcoin leaves a carbon footprint as large as Las Vegas, study finds   A new study found that the cryptocurrency Bitcoin requires a lot of electricity,...
      


  19. Lithium is a constraint. Vast amounts of research are being done on alternatives, including zinc-air, magnesium, sodium, and so forth. There are all kinds...
      


  20. Some unusual reading material.  Good for poking one's grey cells a bit, if you are bored.  Good graphics, too. Ask Ethan: Can We Extract Energy...


  21. The obsession that has been induced upon the car industry in order to go green may have inadvertently contributed to ignoring the other dormant, potential challenges....


  22. https://qz.com/1638096/the-story-behind-the-worlds-first-large-direct-air-capture-plant/ This is a 'premium' article on Quartz, so one only gets a 'free look' for a limited time period.
      


  23. Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a novel technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels exclusively from sunlight and air. For the first time worldwide...


  24. Principles of Dynamic Heterogeneous Catalysis: Surface Resonance and Turnover Frequency Response https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acscatal.9b01606 This is computer simulations so it may not mean much. If there is any...
      


  25. Cement manufacture produces carbon dioxide from decomposition of calcium carbonate and also from the combustion of fuel that is burned to drive that endothermic...


  26. While cleaning leaked oil engine oil from the garage floor it occurred to me that this waste might be a useful catalyst for heavy...


  27. China new-energy vehicle sales drop for first time in over two years     BEIJING (Reuters) - Sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China fell 4.7%...
      


  28. Scientific awareness of the greenhouse effect, and human influence on the climate, has existed for over three decades. During the 1980s, there was a...


  29. Create this poll out of content in a discussion board as Sunday food for thought.


  30. "Our data centers now work harder when the sun shines and wind blows"https://www.blog.google/inside-google/infrastructure/data-centers-work-harder-sun-shines-wind-blows/

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