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April 7, 2014

A microgrid is a power grid on a small scale. It operates alone or can feed into the main power grid.

January 15, 2013

Take a look at these farm houses which I saw under construction in remote areas of Yunnan province China. They were not unusual; farmsteads this size were everywhere in rural China. Note the scale of these massive buildings.

January 2, 2013

While these technologies have been utilized for decades on a stand-alone basis, we will be the first to integrate them together so that the byproducts of each process become key inputs for the next. The total system is able to provide entire communities with ultra-clean burning ethanol cooking fuel, renewable electricity for area clinics, schools, shops/businesses and homes, high-protein animal feed, organic fertilizer, algae-derived biodiesel, clean drinking water, and managerial, skilled & unskilled employment opportunities.

October 22, 2012

All conflict arises from scarcity but scarcity won’t last forever, therefore it’s wrong to base our actions on temporary conflict. We need to look wisely at the future and act accordingly. When everyone is aware of inevitable Post-Scarcity, we can all direct our efforts towards accelerating its arrival.

March 30, 2012

I remember being thrilled, back in the 1980s, to read about Fleischmann and Pons' results regarding apparent cold fusion in a palladium-deuterium-heavy water system. Their work attracted wide media attention; and then, when their results proved difficult to replicate reliably, this also received wide attention, and resulted in the whole concept of cold fusion being dismissed as bunk by the bulk of the scientific community.

July 29, 2010

OK, brain uploading fans.  Defend the cause against this one...  

six reasons why you'll never upload your mind into a computer

"3. Insane Energy Demand

July 29, 2010

Do you truly feel shitty about the oily pelicans in the Gulf? Do you want to throw a shoe in the face of the OPEC nations? When you gaze in the mirror do you want to see a lean green clean machine?

If yes, Yes, YES is your answer... it's time to stroke your conscience and dreams by buying an EV (electric vehicle) now!

2010-2011 is a crucial moment in history as over a dozen EVs arrive on the market.  Will you buy one?  Are you cutting edge cool or a foul fossil Luddite?  You can vote immediately for a superior future with your wallet, or hesitate awkwardly like an impacted bowel. 

October 16, 2009

What happens when a man is merged with a computer or a robot? This is the question that Professor Kevin Warwick and his team at the department of Cybernetics, University of Reading in the UK have been trying to answer for a number of years.

May 18, 2009

An NSERC-funded lab at the University Of Waterloo has laid the groundwork for a lithium battery that can store and deliver more than three times the power of conventional lithium ion batteries.

April 27, 2009

If you were trying to design an energy system for a rapidly growing population, it would be hard to do worse than the one we have today. It's brittle — dependent upon unstable regions and massive centralized networks. It's dirty — poisoning us with mercury and heating the atmosphere with carbon. And it's finite — we're perilously close to running out of one of our key energy resources, oil. Getting away from all of this won't be easy, and we're running out of time to make it happen.

Ben Goertzel and Hugo de Garis
January 18th, 2011

Ben Goertzel converses with Hugo de Garis on his transhumanist argument for the reality of a Creator.

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