Monthly Archives: January 2010

Is the Biodiesel Nightmare Over?

By David L. Brown Congress has allowed a $1 per gallon subsidy on biodiesel fuel to expire, causing the struggling “faux fuels” enterprise to stumble to a halt. According to The Brock Report, an agri-business consultancy, “that industry has all … Continue reading

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Hand-held device to detect infectious pathogens

By David L. Brown A new high-tech device to detect dangerous pathogens in ordinary medical sttuations is being developed through a partnership between Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Biomagnetics Diagnostics Corporation (BMCP). Described as “optical biosensors,” the devices are … Continue reading

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Stirling Engines to Capture Sun’s Power

By David L. Brown A type of engine invented nearly 200 years ago by a Scottish clergyman may soon provide a practical solution to capturing energy from the Sun. Called the Stirling engine, it works from an external heat source, … Continue reading

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