The Highest-Flying Wind Turbine
about the lunacy of flying turbines has been discussed in several articles by John Brignell over the course of many years. Here is one of them.
Climate Change Could Drive Coffee To Extinction By 2080
Just more expensive FUD produced by modelers.
Wholesale prices have fallen by 30% in the last year and Brazilian coffee growers expect a record coffee crop this year.
Supreme Court To Hear First Sale Doctrine Case
First sale doctrine should certainly apply. What if someone writes a book in swedish produced and sold only in Sweden. To say a purchaser can't sell the book after moving to the US defies common sense.
NASA Scientist: Heat Waves Really Are From Global Warming
You'll notice Hansen carefully avoids talking about the 1930's. The EPA has a heatwave graphic which goes back to the turn of the last century. If Hansen wants to claim it is due to co2 then there must have been one hell of a co2 bubble sitting stationary over the US for most of the 1930's.
Tokelau Becomes First Country To Go 100% Solar
Early in the article they claim to be replacing the generators, but further down they say:
"The solar power systems will be capable of providing 150 per cent of the annual electricity demand without increasing diesel demand."
That tells me they intend to still use the generators and the solar will augment them to reduce fossil fuel usage.
Meh. Sounds to me like the article is just marketing hype. Nothing extraordinary happening.
Ask Slashdot: What Are the Implications of Finding the Higgs Boson?
Stephen Wolfram has an interesting article giving his thoughts on the progression of particle physics and where he thinks it might be headed.
Germany Sets New Solar Power Record
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electricity_pricing Germany has the 2nd most expensive electric pricing in the world. Denmark has the highest with $0.40 per kwh, Germany $0.36 per kwh. The USA is pretty far down the list at $0.11 per kwh. I assume those are average prices and may vary within the countries. Germany can keep its wind and solar, here in the USA I'm content sticking with good, reliable fossil fuel.
Location Selected For $1 Billion Ghost Town
Why not just lease one of China's ghost cities?
Women More Likely To Unfriend Than Men
That 67 vs 58 unfriending figure should have been controlled according to the average number of friends for each of the sexes. I suspect they wouldn't be equal. Even as a separate category average friends for each of the sexes would be interesting to know. Meh. Maybe they just didn't want to deal with classifying transvestites.
Why Tesla Cars Aren't Bricked By Failing Batteries
It seems Jaffe only speculated the five bricked cars only needed servicing.
Jalopnik did the research and also got an admission from Tesla.
Object Lesson in Non-Transparency At Energy.gov
They have a crappy search engine. Do a google site search.
site:energy.gov "yucca mountain" returns 2460 results.
What a Black Box Data Dump Looks Like
Here is a video of an Air Force deceleration test at 40g.
New Record High Temperature At South Pole
Did they happen to build Frosty The Snowman when first manning the station in the 1950's?
If they did, I doubt he's broken a sweat in that entire time. That carrot nose might be in tough shape tho'.