The near vertical rise and fall in price of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin in recent months has been accompanied by reporting about the energy used to run the Bitcoin network. The amount is enormous, more than enough to supply the entire country of Ireland. Many other cryptocurrencies operate under less energy-intensive designs. But the more than […]
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Not Always the Obvious Most conventional wisdom has looked at the rising use of solar and wind power and concluded that these are the primary reasons that nuclear power plants have been shutting down in recent years. There is a growing body of analysis, however, that refutes that claim. A recent study by MIT has […]
The ancient Greek philosopher Protagoras is famous for his saying that man is the measure of all things. Though we don’t know much about Protagoras or his written work except for quotations appearing in other ancient works, the general view is that Protagoras was the father of moral relativism in philosophy. The Protagoras’s complete statement […]
Hawaiians used to feed themselves quite easily on this island paradise. With the arrival of Europeans and Americans came European and American ideas about plantation agriculture. Hawaii became a producer of coffee, sugar, pineapple, papaya, rice and other plantation crops. While destroying Hawaii’s diverse food system, the growers created a prosperous agricultural trading economy with […]
I’m taking a short break from posting this week. I expect to post again on Sunday, January 7.
In 2002 when soon-to-be-dismissed U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill warned then Vice President Dick Cheney that the Bush administration’s tax cuts would drive up deficits and threaten the health of the economy, Cheney famously answered: “You know, Paul, Reagan proved deficits don’t matter.” In the wake of the recently approved federal tax cut,voices concerned about […]
A natural vent in Turkey where pure hydrogen seeps out. In 2009, geologists discovered a new, previously unknown natural phenomenon: some places on the Earth’s crust were seeping hydrogen gas. Hydrogen is odorless, invisible, tasteless, non-toxic, and, the most important, a very diffusive gas. This may explain why hydrogen in such places was not […]
This Shouldn’t be so Difficult! Those of us in the nuclear field frequently find ourselves having to address inaccuracies in published material. In the past, I’ve encountered 2 categories–publications from organizations with a bias against nuclear power, and publications that attempt to be balanced, but sometimes make a mistake. Today, I just encountered a third […]
75 Years Since the Birth of the Atomic Age I woke up today to news articles in several sources highlighting the fact that today marks the 75th anniversary since the world’s first man-made nuclear reactor began splitting atoms. I’m a little chagrined that I didn’t think of this earlier myself, since it holds a major […]
Baker, CA Hydrogen Fueling Station Proposal A couple of months back I wrote two articles titled “1st Interstate H2 Highway in the USA Rolls Out September 2017” and “1st Interstate Hydrogen Highway in USA Inaugurated by Maiden Voyage” which were about a voyage upon an interstate hydrogen highway between southern California and Las […]