Solar Cells That Self Cool Boosting Power And Lasting Longer

  Researchers at the Stanford University in California have found a way to cool practically any solar panel on the market by just adding a layer of silica glass to the surface of an existing solar panel.     Stanford’s electrical engineering professor Shanhui Fan is leading a team of researchers that may have solved …

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Three Cheers For Apollo!


Three cheers for Apollo! (and why the ^%$$*@ have we not been back yet?) “On July 20, 1969, at about four minutes before 10:00pm Central Daylight Time, former naval aviator and test pilot Neil Armstrong became the first human being to stand on the surface of the Moon. About 20 minutes later, he was followed …

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Lightning Energy Storage System

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  Thanks to Zig for this lead. Sometimes I think there is a fine line between sanity and insanity. I am not sure of the economics or practicality of this patent, but I guess it was a matter of time before someone thought it worth while covering.    In the patent it explains that a …

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Ryden Dual Carbon Battery

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  This is a good story I am visiting for a second time. It represents many new battery technologies that are emerging and could have a huge impact on transport. This is one of the more serious attempts.   The Ryden dual carbon battery, developed by Power Japan Plus, is a new, more sustainable, safer, …

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The Fuelless Engine


  This is one of many internet scams out there.  There must be some good money to be made running these advertisements.  The Fuelless Engine The following was sent to me by one of our readers for comment. The website link is : According to the website, for as little as $300 you get a …

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Dr. Edmund Storms: Explaining LENR

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The following is an excellent interview with Dr Edmund Storms.   Dr. Storms is a nuclear chemist who spent thirty-four years working at Los Alamos National Labs. There he conducted research into materials for use in nuclear power and propulsion reactors, including studies of cold fusion. He is also the author of The Science of …

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AC Shaded Pole Motors.


  I have decided to return to writing as my daily therapy. One thing that always brings a smile on my face is when someones sends me the latest YouTube free energy device. Enter The AC shaded pole motors.   The is always a trick to these and it is some fun speculating what the …

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Tesla Tower Project Reborn!

Russian Scientists plan to rebuild Tesla tower; but solar powered this time.   from   This is a interesting development, albeit a somewhat debatable one. Russian scientists Leonid and Sergey Plekhanov, both graduates of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, claim to have studied and unraveled the secrets behind several of Tesla’s patents …

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How To Spot “Bad Science”

How to spot “bad science” Or how to do some critical thinking when reading (any) news or analyzing claims Most of the readers here are experienced and seasoned engineers and researchers. I am therefore largely preaching to the choir, but for some (new) it may be useful.   I am sure we can all agree …

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Science isn’t fair!

  Science isn’t fair! By: alpcns Several years ago I had a meeting with a young, pretty female reporter who wanted to interview me about one of the things I lecture and consult about. Being pretty and all that she of course had the right to arrive fashionably late – I saw her jump out …

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Server Maintenance

Many apologies for the interupted flow of news and website downtime. We have been under attack from multiple sources and have been having issues with the server. Our server provider is tracking those responsible and we will be installing a firewall on the server that will mitigate DOS vulnerability. Good thing is, we are doing …

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Plastics to Oil a Viable Solution

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We covered some plastic to oil projects in the past in the developing world (I do not like the term “Third World”. PK Clean  since being founded at MIT, the company has successfully demonstrated its technology for converting plastic waste to oil at four different scales, and is now operating its first commercial scale unit in …

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