Monday, August 30, 2010

The Thorium Alternative



Dr Rubbia says a tonne of the silvery metal produces as much energy as 200 tonnes of uranium, or 3,500,000 tonnes of coal

Check out the interesting article in the Telegraph by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard:

Obama could kill fossil fuels overnight with a nuclear dash for thorium


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Netflix is Now Playing on an iPhone or iPod Touch Near You!




The Jetsons would be proud!

Netflix announced today that subscribers can now watch streaming movies and television programs via Wi-Fi or 3G over their iPhones or iPods (iPod touch) by simply downloading a free app from Netflix. Ipad users with Netflix subscriptions have already been enjoying streaming movies and television programs for months. Now iPhone and iPod touch users can do the same.

Its remarkable to think that Americans now have the ability to watch or listen to any baseball game over their cellular phones or portable video devices practically anywhere they have access to a Wi-Fi signal. And now, Americans can watch videos on demand from YouTube and now Netflix practically anywhere there is a Wi-Fi signal. Welcome to the 21st century!

Netflix now available on your iPhone and iPod touch

Netflix raises curtain on iPhone instant streaming

Netflix Reviewed: The iPad's First "Killer App?"

Marcel F. Williams

Monday, August 16, 2010

Half of British Wind Farms Don't Have Enough Wind

More than half of Britain's wind farms have been built where there is not enough wind

By Fiona Macrae

"Europe's biggest windfarm, Whitelee, near Glasgow, boasts 140 turbines which last year ran at less than 25 per cent of capacity"

It's not exactly rocket science – when building a wind farm, look for a site that is, well, quite windy. But more than half of Britain’s wind farms are operating at less than 25 per cent capacity.

In England, the figure rises to 70 per cent of onshore developments, research shows. Europe's biggest windfarm, Whitelee, near Glasgow, boasts 140 turbines which last year ran at less than 25 per cent of capacity

Experts say that over-generous subsidies mean hundreds of turbines are going up on sites that are simply not breezy enough....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1303688/More-half-Britains-wind-farms-built-wind.html

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

mPower Small Nuclear Reactor Conference



Check out our favorite Nuke (Rod Adams) at last month's conference and the new videos and illustrations for the mPower small nuclear reactors at the Babcock and Wilcox site:

http://www.babcock.com/products/modular_nuclear/generation_mpower.html

Six mPower reactor units (750 MWe)

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