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Oct 20, 2020

Twin peaks: South Australia reaches 100 pct solar, and then 100 pct wind power in same week

Posted by in categories: energy, government, sustainability

Australia seems to be leading the way in terms of wind power as well. 😃


It was a big week for South Australia last week. First, as we wrote at the time, the state reached 100 per cent solar power (of state demand) for the first time on Sunday, October 11.

Then, just a few days later, the state reached 100 per cent wind power (of state demand), on Thursday, October 15.

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Oct 20, 2020

New York says goodbye to 6 dirty power plants and hello to working with communities

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“They always have the advantage of having information that we don’t have access to.” Now that will change.

Oct 19, 2020

Perfect Energy Efficiency: Quantum Engines With Entanglement as Fuel?

Posted by in categories: energy, quantum physics, transportation

University of Rochester researcher receives $1 million grant to study quantum thermodynamics.

It’s still more science fiction than science fact, but perfect energy efficiency may be one step closer due to new research at the University of Rochester.

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Oct 19, 2020

Metallic Hydrogen

Posted by in categories: energy, futurism

The third-order term Fpot(ρ)[ρq] Fpot(ρ)[ρq] above corresponds to the third-order energy in the structural expansion for electron systems. This energy plays an important role in the structural stability of metallic hydrogen 16 (Z= 1). This is because the kernel (10) has a strong wave-vector dependence, which cannot properly be treated in the square-gradient type theory. This brings a special stability of the structure in which as many equilateral triangles with q=3kF appear in the reciprocal lattice. It requires an anisotropic structure or a periodic modulation of the lattice for an atomic phase of hydrogen. Another possibility is to form a crystal with two ions in a unit cell (molecular phase). In any case, the atomic phase of bcc structure would not be realized just under the melting line as log as the third order term in Fcq] does not suppress the effect. We shall investigate this problem numerically in the near future.

Oct 19, 2020

# **Technical Video of DFD Engine** **[Princeton Satellite Meet the Direct Fusion Drive, a unique propulsion system and power plant rolled into one for deep space missions!

Posted by in categories: energy, space

A NIAC grant from NASA has allowed us to bring you this video describing the technology.

Oct 19, 2020

Mini Wind Turbine Can Generate Energy Made From the Breeze You Make When Walking

Posted by in categories: energy, nanotechnology, sustainability

Scientists in China have created a nanogenerator that can generate wind energy created by a person on a brisk walk.

Oct 17, 2020

AEMO takes lead role in global consortium seeking rapid energy transition

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Audrey Zibelman says “facts and reality” are focus of AEMO, which is leading creation of new global partnership pushing “rapid clean energy transition of unprecedented scope.”

Oct 16, 2020

Underwater Ocean Turbines: A New Spin on Clean Energy?

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Circa 2014


A team of scientists is building underwater turbines to capture energy from ocean currents.

Oct 16, 2020

US highways have significant solar potential

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability, transportation

Utilizing lands for Right of Ways of Interstate Highways offer a lot of solar potential.


From pv magazine USA

As more states establish renewable energy mandates and expand the penetration of solar onto their grids, officials and developers are finding that locating land for these projects can be tricky. A new study released by the University of Texas at Austin’s Webber Energy Group looks to solve some of these siting issues by using publicly available and underutilized land at interstate exits.

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Oct 14, 2020

Shenzhen’s tech hub status turbocharged by Beijing’s plan to introduce digital yuan, big data protections

Posted by in categories: education, energy, finance

Jointly issued by the Chinese Communist Party and the State Council on Sunday, the measures targeting the tech sector are an important part of Beijing’s 2020–2025 plan for the city, which include pilot reforms in areas from finance and energy to education and transport.


Beijing’s plan doubles down on hopes that Shenzhen will become a global leader in technology and finance and a showcase for Xi’s vision of an ideal Chinese society.

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