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Former NASA Climate Change Deniers – May 9th, 2012

Former NASA Climate Change Deniers – May 9th, 2012

May 9, 2012

A group of 49 former NASA employees have appealed to NASA to stop making climate claims in the media that the group of 49 claim are not scientifically supported. NASA publicly stated that they don’t make conclusions based on the data, they just collect and disseminate it. NASA further invited the group of 49, to participate in the scientific process and...

The power of Ra on Earth!

Imagine a future where you could distill and electrolize1 half a bathtub of crappy, waste water from your local harbour and create a potent nuclear fuel capable of powering your whole city. Sounds like the stuff of bad Keanu Reeves pseudo-sci-fi; but, our good friends south of the border in sunny California, are attempting to do just that! Resembling a palates...

A new solar panel to heat your home

Slammed with the sudden increase in oil during the winter of 2007, my spouse and I started looking at alternative energy sources for heating our home. I noticed in a Canadian Tire flyer that they were selling solar panels for residential use. At almost $2000 they were pretty pricey and the wattage they put out might power a 60 watt light bulb and a small...

Let’s heat things up.

Last time I talked about how we’re going to power our portable objects such as mobile phones, laptops and cars. This week I want to discuss a stationary but very powerful technology that’s actually very “down-to-earth” Geothermal power is extracted from the heat stored in the earth from it’s original formation. It can also be seen...

Cars are changing. Looking for the next big energy.

The automobile is without a doubt one of the single biggest advances in human history. It’s changed the way we socialize, work, travel. It has allowed us to build a world unimaginable 200 years ago. This way of life has all been due to the once abundant supply of oil. So it is without a doubt a scary scenario when the expansive ( albeit short ) period of...