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How difficult is it to build an electric car?

The image below is of a chassis prototype.  It consists of some aluminium sections and a few cast components with integrated suspension supports.  Simple – light – cheap.  It is fully engineered for supercar torsional and stiffness performance – and … Continue reading

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Safe, cheap and abundant energy – back to the nuclear energy future

“To provide [electricity] in today’s world, an ‘advanced reactor’ must improve over existing reactors in the following 4-core objectives.  It must produce significantly less costly, cost-competitive clean electricity, be safer, produce significantly less waste and reduce proliferation risk.  It is … Continue reading

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Global environmental priorities are much broader than wind and solar power

Mitigation of black carbon – and sulphur dioxide – emissions proceed with current technologies and improve health and environmental outcomes.  Mitigation of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel use will need a range of technologies in a number of sectors – … Continue reading

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Safe, cheap and abundant energy – back to the nuclear energy future

High temperature, fast neutron reactors are the obvious future source of both electricity and liquid fuels.  There are many versions of small nuclear reactors operating around the world – starting with the US military in the 1950’s.    There are eight … Continue reading

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Celebrate world toilet day on November 19

By Bob Ellison Development Goal: By 2030, provide universal access to safe and affordable water and sanitation. The Copenhagen Consensus suggests 3 interventions for developing country sanitation. 1. A behavior change program to create demand for sanitation in rural areas: … Continue reading

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