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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

  • Waste to Energy / Plastic >
    Plastic Bags Into Power? - In a process that is as simple as throwing bits of plastic in a chamber and heating it up, Vilas Pol of Argonne National Laboratory can turn the plastic into tiny spheres of pure carbon just a few microns across. These spheres, which conduct heat and electricity, could be useful in a long list of applications from tires to batteries to lubricants. (Discovery; June 25, 2010)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

  • Feature: Electromagnetic >
    Andreas' Free Energy Generator - Polish inventor living in Greece, Andrzej Wojcik, who has made a name for himself manufacture low speed permanent magnet generators, now claims to have come up with a generator that consumes 150 Watts while running a 600 Watt load. His "proof" video is not skeptic proof. (PESWiki; June 29, 2010) (Comment)
  • Nuclear > Cold Fusion > Sonofusion >
    Sonoluminescence - Demonstrating elusive energy transference of acoustic stimulation of a liquid to light. Reminiscent of Stubblefields strangely glowing cabin near his end of life. A proof and "how to", demonstrating another intriguing energy form light - extracted from otherwise simple energy source - water. (Techmind; May 2007)

Monday, June 28, 2010

  • Electromagnetic > Kapanadze > Replications >
    Spark-Gap Generator - Mopozco seems to have simplified the Kapanadze Free Energy Generator circuit. He took out several components that would appear to remove objections to the Kapanadze circuit design that relate to inductive coupling. His circuit more closely resembles the work of Donald L Smith, who I am told was credited by Kapanadze for his contribution to the field. (YouTube; June 27, 2010) -- Tom Conover

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

  • Oil > Abiotic >
    The Origin of Oil -- Leroy Fletcher Prouty Jr. Colonel, USAF - In 1892, a scientific convention declared oil to be of organic origin because of its C, O, H composition. The resulting scarcity mentality tied into the idea of limited "fossil fuels" has served the industry well to drive up the price; even though they routinely harvest oil well below 16,000 feet, which is the deepest that fossils have ever been found. (YouTube; Apr. 20, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    WTF? Is BP Burning Endangered Sea Turtles Alive? - According to Mike Ellis, BP has been keeping rescue teams from getting to the turtles and has even been burning them alive, along with other animals. Because Kemp's Ridleys are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, killing or harming them can bring civil liability and even criminal charges. Is BP trying to "destroy the evidence"? (TreeHugger; June 22, 2010) (Also Natural News)

Friday, June 25, 2010

  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    Raining Oil in Metro New Orleans - Someone posted a video to YouTube showing oil in the rain in the town of River Ridge, up river from New Orleans and near the city's airport. He said you can smell the oil in the air. What does this portend for the Gulf Coast region's human, animal, and marine inhabitants and plants? (Brasscheck; June 24, 2010) I would be relocating before it is mandated. -- Sterling

Thursday, June 24, 2010

  • Pollution > Conservation > Recycling >
    Overconsumption is costing us the earth and human happiness - Story of Stuff creator Annie Leonard's new book examines the unsustainable, high price of the western world's obsession with all things material. She points out that our equating personal value with the number and type of things we have has been adopted to fill the void of actual meaningful relationships, which are the remedy to consumerism, which is polluting the Earth. (Guardian; UK; June 21, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    Gulf Oil Gusher: Danger of Tsunamis From Methane? - By some geologists' estimates, the methane in the subterranean geological formation below the "Macondo" well could be a massive bubble trapped for thousands of years under the Gulf of Mexico sea floor. Catastophic release would sink ships from altered boyancy and spur two tsunamis, the second from water filling the hot void. (mi2g; June 21, 2010)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

  • Nanotech / Batteries >
    Carbon Nanotube Batteries Pack More Punch - Carbon nanotubes are attractive materials for battery-making because of their high surface area, which can accept more positive ions and potentially last longer than conventional batteries. Instead of this design, researchers at MIT have introduced something new — using chemically modified carbon nanotubes as the positive ion source themselves. (Science; June 20, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    Methane In Gulf "Astonishingly High" - Texas A&M University oceanography professor John Kessler and his crew, just back from a 10-day research expedition near the BP Plc oil spill in the gulf, said that as much as 1 million times the normal level of methane gas has been found in some regions near the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, enough to potentially deplete oxygen and create a dead zone. (Reuters; June 22, 2010)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

  • Media > Free Energy TV > Ultimate Energy Showdown >
    Success for FE TV Kickstarter drive - The Ultimate Energy Showdown filmmakers have achieved their $5000 fundraising goal on Summer Solstace thanks especially to Whole Systems Foundation and New Energy Movement. Now they can begin to pitch their television series that demonstrates and proves or disproves new energy devices. (Changing Power; June 19, 2010)
  • EVs > Recharging Stations >
    Free fast-charging stations for 4,400 Chevrolet Volt owners - With the long-awaited Chevrolet Volt set hit showrooms later this year, GM has announced that early adopters (in certain cities) will be eligible for one of 4,400 free home charging stations. The 240-volt fast-charge station deal is tied to a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program which aims to assess electric vehicle charging infrastructure requirements. (GizMag; June 21, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    Similar Gulf Oil Spill 31 Years Ago - On June 13, 1979, an oil rig fire and disaster occured that resulted in dumping 40,000 barrels per day into the Gulf of Mexico. They tried dispersants, booms, cones over the well, junk shot, etc.... The depth was only 200 feet, and the volume of oil was less than the BP disaster. They were finally able to stop it 9 months later using a relief well. (YouTube / MSNBC; May 26, 2010)

Monday, June 21, 2010

  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Conspiracy >
    Gased in the Gulf -- Part II: Toward Full Spectrum Dominance - Regardless of presidential or other statements about holding accountable those responsible for the latest oil assault on humanity, the U.S. military objective in the Gulf for its ultimate goal of Full Spectrum Dominance has been achieved. The military now controls one of the nation's most important ports, its most inland port, Baton Rouge, and the nation's largest river, the Mighty Mississippi. (Examiner; June 15; 2010)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

  • Oil > Ecological Impact >
    F*&#ing Gas Fracking: How the Oil Industry Poisons Our Ground Water and Air - An HBO documentary, Gasland, coming June 21, addresses fracking, which involves blasting water, sand and chemicals, many of them toxic, into underground rock to extract oil or gas; made exempt from environmental laws -- through pressure from Cheney, Halliburton, and other oil and drilling companies -- creating a siege of hydrocarbons spewing from deep below ground, polluting water and air. (LA Times Blog; June 18, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster >
    Deepwater Oil Spill - A Longer Term Problem - It’s the ultimate nightmare scenario: all of BP’s attempts to stanch the Gulf Oil disaster (including drilling relief wells) fail. Not only do the relief wells fail, but the broken pipe starts leaking in other places and the sea floor starts to collapse from growing instability. The result is a massive rift in the ocean floor that spews upwards of two billion gallons of oil into the Gulf before the reservoir is exhausted. (The Oil Drum; June 13, 2010)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Effect on Human Health >
    Gassed in the Gulf (Part I) - The petro-chemical-military-industrial complex is gassing Gulf Coast residents with poisonous Benzene and Corexit dispersant at dangerously high levels in the largest U.S. domestic military operation to date. Southerners reporting illnesses with symptoms reflecting Benzene and Corexit poisoning have had to face some leaders suggesting the cause to be mental illness, "stress", while others, such as BP chief Tony Hayward, blamed the illness on rotten food. (Examiner; June 15; 2010)

Friday, June 18, 2010

  • BioElectricity >
    Potato Power - Yissum Introduces Potato Batteries for Use in the Developing World - Researchers at the Hebrew University discovered that the enhanced salt bridge capability of treated potato tubers can generate electricity through means readily available in the developing world. This cheap, easy to use green power source could substantially improve the quality of life of 1.6 billion people, currently lacking access to electrical infrastructure. (Business Wire; June 17, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Humor >
    Marshall Islands -- Nuke 'Em - Steven Colbert points out that BP operated under Marshall Island's flag because the safety examination of a rig under a foreign flag rig takes 4-8 hours as opposed to 2-3 weeks. Noting that the US detonated 67 nukes there in 12 years, Cobert points out: "It must be retaliation." (Colbert Report; June 15, 2010)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

  • EVs > Electric Cars >
    Record-Breaking Daihatsu Mira Travels 623 Miles on One Charge - The Japanese Electric Vehicle Club has earned one of the most coveted spots on Earth – a place in the Guinness Book of World Records -- thought traveling at just 23 mph. The custom Mira EV was powered by putting together 8320 cylindrical lithium-ion 18650-type batteries. (Inhabitat; May 27, 2010) (Thanks Craig)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

  • Nanotech / Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Clean-up >
    Ecosphere Technologies Files Patent to Raise BP Oil to Surface - Ecosphere Technologies, Inc., a diversified water engineering and environmental services company, has filed a new patent based on its patented Ozonix technology to help BP and other energy exploration companies recover oil during a deepwater spill. The Ozonix Deepwater Oil Recovery Process will aid in raising oil to the surface with the help of millions of nano bubbles thus reducing the release of toxic elements to the sea water. (Ecosphere Technologies, Inc.; June 14, 2010)

Monday, June 14, 2010

  • Fuel Efficiency / Movies >
    Ready To Wean Off Oil Yet? DIY Fuel for $1 Per Gallon - If the BP disaster isn't enough to motivate you off oil, then take a peek at the many alternatives in Josh Tickell's documentary "Fuel: Change your Fuel ... Change Your World", which is out on DVD 22 June 10. But if fryer oil waste isn't your vehicles' cup of tea, Tickell also has energy-efficient suggestions. (TreeHugger; June 4, 2010)
  • Fuel Efficiency > Retrofits / Engines >
    Dearth of financing stalls inventor of 110-mpg engine - A year ago, hundreds of people flocked to a 100,000-square-foot former factory building in Wauseon's industrial area where a Napoleon, Ohio, inventor promised to begin building engines that would travel more than 110 miles on a gallon of E85 gasoline. But time and the economy have not been kind to Doug Pelmear's plan to revolutionize the American automobile. (Toledo Blade; May 28, 2010)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

  • Top 100: Nuclear > Fusion > Focus Fusion >
    New Calibration Confirms FF-1’s High Fusion Yields – "Tests in early June have confirmed that Focus-Fusion-1 is producing higher fusion yields than have been achieved with any other dense plasma focus (DPF) at the same peak current." With this data, they say they "have traveled a bit less than half way to our goal of demonstrating scientific feasibility which would involve a yield of 10,000 to 100,000 joules," expecting to achieve that landmark by year end. (Lawrenceville Plasma Physics; June 9, 2010)
  • Building >
    Copenhagen Adopts a Mandatory Green Roof Policy - As part of its overall strategy to become a carbon neutral city by 2025, Copenhagen has become the first Scandanavian city to adopt a policy that requires green roofs for all new buildings with roof slopes of less than 30 degrees. Copenhagen presently has 20,000 square meters (over 215,000 square feet) of flat roofs. (Inhabitat; June 9, 2010)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Humor >
    B.P.'s Word - P.R.-mageddon - Colbert points out that as long as Tony Hayward stays the public face of BP, he'll draw the stink off the rest of the company. He also points out that given the recent developments, the BP logo more closely resembles a green and yellow sphinkter. (PESN; May 13, 2010)

Friday, June 11, 2010

  • Gravity Motors > Secondary Oscillations > Milkovic >
    New Breakthrough in Over Unity Pendulum Theory (pdf) - Jovan Marjanovic and Veljko Milkovic are presenting the new theory which says that acting force against moving body will not only accelerate the mass of the body, but also its initial kinetic energy too. The product of initial velocity and additional velocity times the mass would be measurement of extra energy or over-unity energy. (VeljkoMilkovic.com; June 11, 2010)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

  • Academy > Magnetism > Electromagnetic > Steorn >
    Steorn's free SKDB Lite collaboratory for engineers - SKDB Lite uses Clearspace by Jive Software, a very capable professional tool for online collaboration and sharing of documents. The Modules in the e-Learning section covers 27 topics pertinent to understanding the logic behind Steorn’s claims. These elegantly produced Flash modules are broken down into topical categories covering basic physics, rotary systems, magnetism, rotating electromagnetic systems, tools for data analysis and tools for testing. (OhmyNews International; June 10, 2010)
  • Fuel Efficiency >
    Miles-Per-Gallon Is Just Stupid - Author argues that the U.S. should adopt the efficiency gauge of 'gallons per 100 miles' as a more accurate and helpful indicator of what car is the best choice, like they do in Europe, Canada, and elsewhere. (Green Car Reports; March 13, 2009)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

  • Lighting / Algae >
    Algae-Powered Latro Lamp Transforms CO2 Into Light - Based on a recent discovery by researchers at the universities of Yansei and Stanford who found that a tiny electrical current can be extracted from algae during photosynthesis, the Latro Lamp features a battery that stores energy generated by the algae throughout the day and a light sensor that controls the lamp’s intensity. (Inhabitat; June 8, 2010)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

  • Feature: Electromagnetic >
    Magnetron Fuelless Generator by PowerStream - PowerStream claims to have a self-generating power system called the Magnetron, which they say is "first of its kind to market", advertising output capabilities between 5KW and 2 MW. They say the load-following device could be the primary and sole source of energy for a myriad of applications, from home to business to transportation power. (PESWiki; June 8, 2010) (Comment)
  • Fuel Efficiency > Engines >
    Reinventing the Gasoline Engine - A new engine concept developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison could cut fuel consumption by about 30 percent in cars and by almost 20 percent in heavy trucks. The concept, which has been demonstrated in test engines, involves precisely mixing two different fuels in the combustion chamber, which gives greater control over both the timing and duration of combustion. (MIT Technology Review; June 2, 2010)
  • Solar > PV >
    Harnessing Solar Power in a Condo - To get around the homeowners' association, Jack Lee merely places a solar panel in the window of his condo, and gets enough sunlight to power all the devices in his bachelor's pad. And he can pull from the battery of his hybrid car if he needs to; so he never hooks up to the grid power available in his sockets. (CBS News; Oct. 3, 2007)

Monday, June 7, 2010

  • Electromagnetic > Steorn >
    ‘Free energy' firm, Steorn, to make over €2m this year - Sean McCarthy, CEO of Steorn, said he expected at least 5,000 people to pay a license fee of €419 to use the so called Orbo technology this year. The income from Steorn’s ‘developer forum’ would help it to break even this year, he said. He said that the company would publish details of the technology behind the Orbo system on its website this week. (Sunday Business Post; Ireland; June 6, 2010)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

  • Magazines >
    Alt Energy Magazine releases newest issue - Their June / July issue contains several articles including State of the States: Fuel Cells in America, EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge, Turning A Poisonous Weed Into The Next Viable Biofuel and more. (AltEnergyMag; June 3, 2010)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

  • Heat / Growing >
    Composting to create hot water - See how nature can supply you with 130-150 degree warmwater from a composting in the process of keeping the pile at a low enough temperature to produce and store methane generated from the compost pile. (Hackaday; May 23, 2010)
  • Storage > Batteries >
    Air-fuelled STAIR battery could last ten times longer than traditional cells - The revolutionary 'STAIR' (St Andrews Air) battery cells are charged in a traditional way but as they are discharged, an open mesh section of battery draws in oxygen from the surrounding air which reacts with a porous carbon component inside the battery, which creates more energy and helps to continually 'charge' the cell as it is being discharged. (Telegraph; UK; May 20, 2010)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

  • Waste to Energy > Ethanol >
    Companies Transform Scrap Cardboard Into Ethanol Fuel - A new partnership between a paperboard mill and a biofuel producer is now producing ethanol fuel from scrap cardboard fiber, including the 5% portion that usually enters the waste stream. The cardboard ethanol is expected to emit 80% less carbon emissions than regular gasoline. (Inhabitat; May 31, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Remedies >
    Microbe Solution Restores Environment in Just Six Weeks - The Texas Land Office and Texas Water Commission successfully used 'oil eating' microbes to clean up large oil spills in just weeks. Microbes hunt down and eat the toxic oil and leave only a biodegradable waste that is non-toxic to humans and marine life. Marshland and beaches were pristine again in just weeks. (YouTube; May 17, 2010) (Thanks Sepp}

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