Monthly Archives: December 2009

Celebrating the New Year with a Blue Moon

By David L. Brown When something unusual happens, we often hear that it was “once in a Blue Moon.” But how rare to experience a “blue moon” on a very special day, New Year’s Eve. Tomorrow you can witness that … Continue reading

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‘Glitter-sized’ solar cells you could wear

By David L. Brown Microscopic solar cells with the potential to bring solar power to places where no solar cell has gone before are being developed at the Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM. The tiny cells are one-tenth the thickness … Continue reading

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‘Stacked’ Chips Could Replace Hard Drives

By David L. Brown As applications and databases grow ever larger and more complex, computers demand more and more memory. Hard drives are reaching the limits of how much data they can hold — but a solution may be coming … Continue reading

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A World Teetering on the Brink of Instability

By David L. Brown A news release from Earth Policy Institute this morning features a peek at the subject of global stability as reported in Lester Brown’s new book Plan B 4.0. This is a critical issue because nations that … Continue reading

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$100 Million Funding for Algae Biofuels Plant

By David L. Brown A $50 million federal grant has been awarded to Sapphire Energy of San Diego, CA, for a revolutionary bio-fuels plant to be built in New Mexico. The announcement was made by Energy Secretary Steven Chu, whose … Continue reading

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Amusing Group Meets in Copenhagen

By David L. Brown According to an article in the British newspaper The Telegraph today (read it here), a small group of global warming deniers met in Denmark to discuss their many alternative theories about why climate change is not … Continue reading

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