Advances in transparent solar cells mean that soon we might be able to install them into windows and greenhouses. But in the latter case, would they deprive plants of vital sunlight? To find out, researchers at North Carolina State University grew lettuce under various wavelengths of light, and found that the plants did just fine.
We first heard of Alauda’s plans for a flying electric racing vehicle series in late 2017, when the Australian startup’s Matt Pearson launched a Kickstarter to gauge interest and raise funds. The team announced its international public debut in mid-2019, and has now unveiled a full-sized, fully functioning electric flying racing car – the Airspeeder Mk3.
by: Brent Smith
I’ll bet you didn’t know what day it was yesterday? Until I read it, I sure didn’t.
It was “Climate Day,” according to Joe Biden. And we missed it. Damn!
On that big day, Uncle Joe signed a bunch more dictatorial orders regarding … what else … climate change. And he did so while exclaiming, “Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night.”
No, that’s not really what he said. “Today is climate day at the White House, which means today is jobs day at the White House,” is actually what he said. However, in a manner of speaking, he is kind of like Santa Claus to the climate alarmist, green-weenie set.
by: Brent Smith
No one likes an energy crunch more than me I’ll tell. When I pull up to the pump and see premium gas, which is what I have to use, for like $2.70 a gallon and regular for like $2.20 or maybe even less, I get really upset.
Long gone are those happy days of $4 plus a gallon of gas. Those were the good ole days I’ll tell ya.
Then Trump screwed it all up. Fixing the economy, record jobs for literally every one. And cheap oil and gas. That bastard!
Something needed to be done about it.
But Joe Biden to the rescue. He’ll set things back to the way it’s supposed to be. So on day 1, he signs an executive order, one of 27, to cancel that damn Keystone XL pipeline. Oh and he’s also planning on decommissioning several more currently operating pipelines just in case canceling the Keystone XL doesn’t drive up gas and oil prices quickly enough.
by: Brent Smith
Boy was I wrong. I was speaking to some friends just yesterday that I had heard the Bidden executive order cancelling the XL Pipeline project would put 11,000 people out of work.
Everyone was shocked by this. They couldn’t believe that a mere stroke of the president’s pen could wield such power as to just erase 11,000 jobs, just like that. And worse, it’s not that there was no remorse or regret over the decision kill that many jobs. It was the exact opposite.
While harnessing the power of the Sun has progressed in leaps and bounds in recent years, harnessing the process that powers the Sun is proving a tough nut to crack. However, progress continues to be made on the various approaches to practical nuclear fusion being pursued, of which tokamak reactors remain a frontrunner. In another promising development for the technology, the Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) fusion device has set a world record by maintaining plasma at over 100 million °C (180 million °F) for 20 seconds.
Since electric vehicles first started hitting the mainstream, people have been asking “why doesn’t that have a solar panel roof?” The answer has always been the same: solar panels just don’t generate that much power. That’s not a huge problem for solar racers, with their ultra-light weight and super-aerodynamic shapes, but for the minuscule daily range a solar roof would give you on your typical daily driver, you’re still gonna need to plug it in.