Something For Nothing.(1940)
Cartoonist Rube Goldberg discusses the perpetual motion device, celebrates America's inexhaustible supply of fossil fuels, and mocks hydroelectric power and other whacky inventions.
(A 1930s Jam Handy/GM production.)
, a privately held and highly secretive U.S. biotech company received a patent for a genetically adapted E. coli bacterium that feeds solely on carbon dioxide and excretes liquid hydrocarbons. Joule Unlimited
, co-founded by George Church
, appears ready to forever alter the way we produce fuel. [more inside]
is the ultimate biological system using sunlight to capture and convert carbon dioxide into fuel... I came up with a notion to trick algae into pumping more [fuel] out." Craig Venter's Synthetic Genomics
partners with ExxonMobil in a $600M project
to harvest biofuels from genetically engineered algae. "We have modest goals
of replacing the whole petrochemical industry." [previously
] [more inside]
can make salt water burn
using radio waves. It is not yet practical for energy generation, more energy is consumed than produced, but increases in efficiency could make salt water a viable replacement for fossil fuel.
Fair Price Energy
. One persons idea for a free market solution to the fossil fuel problem.
Boundless energy or bad math? Randell Mills
thinks he has the solution to our energy problems. In his company's patented process
, "energy is released as the electrons of atomic hydrogen are induced to undergo transitions to lower energy levels producing plasma, light, and novel hydrogen compounds."
It also implies that quantum mechanics is wrong.
and gas rations, what will be next
? I bet you didn't know we gobble oil
like two-legged SUV's.
Energy Dept Asked to Probe Gasoline Price Rise
The power outage came and went. Prices for gas keep going up. Is it Iraq? We were to get more not less fuel from that country. Or is it a nation-wide scam? I know: paranoia. But then there is Enron as model. Your view?
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