Energy

batteriesTesla Buys Hibar Systems for Faster Battery Production – Assembling 1000 Parts Per Minute

Tesla bought, Hibar Systems, a Richmond Hiller, Ontario-based battery maker. Hibar is a world leader in the development of battery manufacturing technology. Hibar Systems was 30 years old. They have accumulated“technical know-how and manufacturing capability for automated production of lithium-ion, …

energyAmerican Physical Society Uses 15 Nextbigfuture Articles to Track Date Slippage of Fusion

Daniel L. Jassby is retired researcher from the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab and he wrote an article about Voodoo Fusion for the American Physical Society. It has 15 citations of Nextbigfuture articles to track the slippage in promised dates for …

fusionNuclear Fusion Z-Pinch Progress with Staged Z-Pinch LTD 10MA Generator

The University of Reno Nevada National Terawatt Facility and commercial company, US Nuclear and MIFTEC, were able to generate the most powerful neutron flux from fusion power ever achieved by a private company. They will scale up to a 10 …

energyHelion Energy’s Nuclear Fusion Updates on Twitter

Helion Energy has been working to make a pulsed commercial nuclear fusion generator 1,000 times smaller, over 500 times cheaper, and realizable 10 times faster than other approaches. Helion Energy received $10.6 million in 2015. Helion is creating technology it …

maglevMoving Superfast on Earth

Visions of future travel in science fiction usually do not depict ultra-fast movement on a planet. The exception is teleportation in Star Trek. The Minority Report does show Maglev cars that travel at about 100 mph and can transition to …

controversialNASA Inertial Drive With a Helical Engine Using a Particle Accelerator

David Burns, Manager, Science and Technology Office Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA has proposed a Helical Engine. It is a propellantless engine design similar to the Mach Effect propulsion system by Woodward. Burns goal is to use proven physics and …

businessPG&E Forces Customers to Suffer Billions in Costs Because PGE Failed to Make Their System Safe

PG&E is choosing to create what could be among the worst power outages in US history. This is not an outage where the weather directly caused the outage. It was not a hurricane that broke power lines. The winds had …

californiaDark Days Ahead in the PGE Dark Age

A website Willyweather tracks wind levels from the NOAA data. Moderate wind levels combined with Red Flag warnings have been enough for PGE to shutoff power to about 2 million people. Red Flag Warnings are common and those warnings have …

californiaRooftop Solar is Also Off in a Power Outage

PG&E is shutting off power to 800,000 Californians today and tomorrow. More than 1 million California homes are already soaking up sunshine with solar panels to generate electricity. Next year, that number will surge as new building standards take effect …