What if Everyone had Exoskeletons Just for Getting Around and Carrying Stuff?

This site has featured the emergence of the HULC, Human Universal Load Carrier which has been fielded for military usage. Military technology for the exoskeleton, body armor and new power sources could re-invent personal transportation so people can get around with 200lbs of gear including an electric bike. Instead of moving about in a 6000 …

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Water and Energy

For any energy source, the cooling water can be waste-water or salt-water if the siting of the power plant has those non-fresh water sources available. Coal and solar-thermal can have more siting issues. Coal needs to be nearer to coal resources because millions of tons/year of coal is needed per plant. Solar thermal needs to …

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Sandia s 90 billlion gallon/year of Biofuel For 2030 Plan

Researchers assessed the feasibility, implications, limitations, and enablers of annually producing 90 billion gallons of ethanol — sufficient to replace more than 60 billion of the estimated 180 billion gallons of gasoline expected to be used annually by 2030. Ninety billion gallons a year exceeds the U.S. Department of Energy’s goal for ethanol production established …

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Chinas High Temperature Nuclear Reactor Versus the USA Very High Temperature Reactor

The USA has the Very High Temperature Gen IV reactor candidate, which could have deep burn [65% of the nuclear material would be used instead of about 1% for current reactors] and temperatures up to 1000 degrees. High temperatures is efficient for providing heat for many industrial applications. The difference between the US and China …

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Solid State Laser Programs On Track for 2013 Field Tests

Textron solid state lasers Aviation Week reports on the status of military solid state lasers. Hellad [High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System] program small [size of a large refrigerator and about 1650 pounds] 150KW lasers are working to ground tests in 2011 and will include a demonstration of the system’s ability to shoot down …

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Toyota plug in hybrid and other efficient and electric cars

Toyota Motor Corp. the world’s biggest maker of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles, plans to lease cars whose batteries can recharge from normal electrical sockets by 2010, matching General Motors Corp.’s target for introducing the fuel-efficient vehicles. The planned new plug-in hybrids would use lithium-ion batteries. Toyota plans low- exhaust diesel engines for large Tundra pickups and …

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