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Ohio State University Invents All-in-One Solar Cell and Battery

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October 20, 2014 - A recent edition of the journal Nature Communications, includes an article entitled,

Why Aren't Tropical Island Nations Embracing Renewable Energy?

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October 18, 2014 - Think about it. Why would a small island nation that gets 300+ sunny days a year and fairly constant ocean winds import coal, oil, diesel or liquid natural gas to provide power to its citizens? Why would island nations of volcanic origin with active and passive geothermal capacity not be harvesting these resources rather than burning fossil fuels?

The World is On a Fast Track to Learn About Ebola

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October 17, 2014 - With the outbreak in West Africa teetering out of control, and with the first cases showing up outside of Africa, medical teams are on a fast track to understand how to contain and eradicate this deadly virus.

Is Lockheed Martin Pulling Our Chain? - Truck-Sized Fusion Reactors in Less Than a Decade?

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October 17, 2014 - In the world of fusion power we have an ongoing technology race between cold and hot fusion. Where traditional science sees cold fusion with dubious eyes, the investment in hot fusion research has been multiple billions of dollars with no commercial end result after several decades.

Sustainable Deltas Initiative Shares Tools to Mitigate Submerging Coastlines

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October 16, 2014 - The Netherlands, no stranger to coastal flooding, was the launch location for an international program focused on protecting vulnerable deltas worldwide. Announced in September in Rotterdam, the initiative intends to spawn new research and develop new tools aimed at responding to the threats to vulnerable delta and riverine coastal areas in the 21st century.

Huge Holes in Mars One Plan Say MIT Students

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October 15, 2014 - I have written several postings about Mars One and have questioned the aggressive timetable and lack of appropriate tested technology to ensure its ambitious goal - to place th

Can We Engineer Technology That Can Do What Plants Do?

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October 14, 2014 - Today our Earth atmospheric composition contains 400 parts per million (ppm) carbon dioxide (CO2). That's 75 ppm higher than the atmosphere of 1970. The cause for the increase is attributed to human activity and no other phenomena.

Unintended Consequences Emerge in Chinese River Diversion Project

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October 14, 2014 - Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day in Canada and a wonderful day to walk through the wetlands south of our apartment here in the heart of Toronto. These wetlands are an attempt to restore the natural balance lost when human re-engineering of a branch of the Don River eventually caused a section of the river to disappear into concrete culverts.

Independent Testing Report on LENR Cold Fusion Technology Released

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October 11, 2014 - Cold fusion has once again entered the conversation with the release of an independent test of Andrea Rossi's E-Cat cold fusion device.

United Kingdom to Fund Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure Accessible to the Public

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October 10, 2014 - There may not be many hydrogen-fueled trucks and automobiles on British roads today but this latest announcement from the government is an encouraging sign of commitment to build out an alternate fuel infrastructure for hydrogen.

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