The National Aquatics Center is surrounded by a light-weight polymer foil that significantly reduces the energy that goes into construction. The thin transparent material is segmented into 3,000 air-filled cushions that let in light but hold in heat.
Oil, it's the lifeblood of our society. It's given us the freedom and wealth we have today. It's given us automobiles and machinery and greased the wheels of the industrial revolution. What if the price of oil wasn’t really up? What if it
Actually the price of a barrel of crude has been falling: from a peak of $145 in early July, it came down to $117 and was trading yesterday at $120. That's almost a 20 per cent drop in little more than three weeks.
Here’s a thought about generating electricity in the future from a bona fide expert: “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power!” That was Thomas Edison. The year was 1931. After years of optimistic predictions and false st
A new catalyst makes it feasible to split water with solar power. MIT chemists say the catalyst, used in conjunction with cheap photovoltaic solar panels, could lead to inexpensive, simple systems that use water to store the energy from sunlight.
Who are we kidding? Who are Obama and McCain kidding? Are we kidding ourselves? When it comes to energy, we're like a bunch of rats in a cage with few options. We must arm ourselves with reason, creative thought and common sense.
I read the transcript for this speech a few years ago and was amazed at how much 'libertarianism' it had in it. Enough "individual liberty and self-responsibility" was promoted in the speech that Kennedy and the Press trashed.
The political vision of a summer gas tax holiday died a quick death in Congress, losing to a view that federal excise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel will have to go up if they go anywhere. Lawmakers concluded with a prod from the constructi
Holdings of Treasuries by oil producers and institutions such as U.K. banks that are proxies for Middle East nations rose 44 percent this year to $510.8 billion through April, four times faster than the rest of the world...
Oil T. Boone Pickens unveiled a plan Tuesday to wean the United States from its dependence on foreign oil. By shifting to natural gas as a transportation fuel and increasing our reliance on wind power, he said, we could cut oil imports by as much as
The One-Liter is long and low, coming in at 11.4 feet long, 4.1 feet wide and 3.3 feet tall. It features an aircraft-like canopy, flat wheel covers and a belly pan to smooth the airflow under the car. The engine cooling vents open only when needed, a
Most of oil’s price surge has been caused by the US dollar’s steady loss of value caused by Washington’s bungled foreign policy and orgy of debt. Increased demand from India, China, and other Asian nations, where gas prices are kept below ...
New cost effective solar energy products are on the near horizon. Let's take a look at some of the promising ones. This is market approach to the price of oil. Let's hope this technology comes online ASAP.
Threats against Iran would also support prices during the summer, he said. A political crisis that would stop Iran's oil production would push prices over $200 a barrel, to possibly $400 a barrel, he said.
Basically this little device produces HHO and feeds it into your fuel line in your car. The HHO is produced by distilled water and baking soda. The only drawback is that you much keep adding the distilled water and baking soda once a week.
A new type of solar energy collector concentrates the sun into a beam that could melt steel. Researchers say the device could revolutionize global energy production. The prototype is a 12-foot-wide mirrored dish was made from a lightweight frame of t
Incandescent bulbs are to be replaced by something so toxic that you are advised to leave your home if they break! They are filled with mercury and need to be double-bagged and hand delivered to a specialized recycling center after they burn out. And
Democrats called for the government to own refineries so it could better control the flow of the oil supply. We (the government) should own the refineries. Then we can control how much gets out into the market.
He was crystal clear over a year ago that gasoline was headed straight to $4.00 a gallon and he says he knows why.
Williams became an oil industry insider by virtue of his success at mediating labor disputes in the Alaska oil fields.
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