The Obama administration dredges up a new reason for staying in Afghanistan past the 2011 deadline, it appears that the old motivation of transforming Afghanistan into a Central Asian Saudi Arabia remains the real motivation underlying America’s war.
The Dwarves dug too greedily and too deep. You know what they awoke in the darkness of Khazad-dum... shadow and flame. — Saruman, The Lord of the Rings
This is definitely a little different. At this point, who knows anything about efficiencies? Now it is merely original and exciting looking. It does make an interesting clip, so enjoy.
U.S. Geothermal will use a technology called supercritical binary cycle to convert geothermal heat into electric power.
Evaporative cooling plus drying with desiccants equals cool air for less cost.
The answer can be found in Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's now-famous words, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste -- and what I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before."
Jon has to have a very good research staff to be this cutting and accurate at the same time.
f the oil company is allowed to go through with its drilling plans in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas and anything goes wrong, the nearest Coast Guard base would be almost 1,000 miles distant, the nearest cleanup vessels and equipment too few and 100 m
Napolitano’s actual reasoning for invoking national security, according to Madsen, was merely to block media coverage of the immensity of the disaster that is unfolding for the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean and their coastlines.
A fungus, or mold, that produces and socks away large amounts of oils that are suitable for low-cost, eco-friendly biodiesel.
The rush of European interest in shale underscores wider awareness of a change in the outlook for gas supplies. A surge in US production has meant that within three years the world has gone from running out of natural gas to being drowned in it. The
Some have wondered whether BP can financially survive the disaster in the Gulf. Sure, the oil giant is a diverse, international money-making machine, but they had already spent $1.25 billion seven weeks into the oil spill, with no clear end in sight.
More than half of the federal judges in districts where the bulk of Gulf oil spill-related lawsuits are pending have financial connections to the oil and gas industry, complicating the task of finding judges without conflicts to hear the cases, an As
"Checkmate Energy's" Anaconda wave energy device / "Checkmate Energy" bangų energijos jėgainė "Anaconda"
Shock absorbers that generate electricity, which are being developed by Cambridge, MA-based Levant Power, can lower fuel consumption by 1.5 to 6 percent, depending on the vehicle and driving conditions. The system can also improve vehicle handling.
In a few years, an experimental nuclear fusion reactor near Moscow could be the first to yield a self-sustaining fusion reaction. If the Italian-Russian project is successful, it would be a key milestone for fusion power.
We received a ton of entries for the Wired Volt Challenge, in which we asked readers to submit a brief video telling us what they’ve done to reduce their carbon footprint. After sifting through all the videos, which were judged on their creativity in
It seems like we've finally found something to unite the parties. On both sides of the aisle, the tide has turned shockingly fast. Gov. Schwarzenegger of California — who had supported deep sea drilling off his state's coast — has now recently cha
In the hours before the disaster, Deepwater Horizon's work was nearly done. All that was left was to seal the well closed. The oil would be pumped out by another rig later. Williams says, that during a safety meeting, the manager for the rig owner,
Today's featured Invention Award winner is the ECO-Auger, which accesses tidal energy without harming marine life.
Texas has reached its goal of having 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy capacity this year, 15 years earlier than scheduled, thanks to an ample supply of West Texas wind.
New disclosures Wednesday revealed a complex cascade of deep-sea equipment failures and procedural problems in the oil rig explosion and massive spill that is still fouling the waters of the Gulf
This is a short summary of what to expect from the highly anticipated Kerry-Lieberman energy bill, which is called The American Power Act.
Gulf spill is potentially the greatest ever environmental disaster
(David Hobbs, Energy Strategist) "The potential production is far greater than anyone would have admitted to even a couple years ago. The rate at which innovation is changing the unit costs to bring it into the attractive oil prices - will ensure
What this efficiency translates to, according to a recent article at EcoGeek, are final costs of about $1.50/watt rated output, which is roughly 2/3 the cost of comparable bladed units. Further, “total operating costs over the lifetime of the unit” a
Oleander Benton was chatting with a friend in the laundry when the lights went out. The other woman had just gotten up to find a maintenance person when the deep-sea oil rig shook with an ear-shattering "BANG," followed by a long, loud "hisssss."
The deadly blowout of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was triggered by a bubble of methane gas that escaped from the well and shot up the drill column, expanding quickly as it burst through several seals and barriers before exploding, according to i
After six months of modifying the switches, LPP finally achieved the firing of all 12 switches within 25 ns of each other in four shots on April 26. At a charging voltage of 30 kV, we achieved our first pinch at over 1 mega-amp (MA). The fill pressur
"A direct drive system eliminates all the gears," Buttefield explained. "Now you're reduced to only two bearings or maybe one bearing that supports a large diameter rotor...and that's it. So you have literally one moving part -- the rotor. So ju