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fire from water in kitchen; Finsrud's Perpetuum Mobile; CD magnet motor; Hadron Collider; April fools

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  • Sterling D. Allan
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      Friday, April 4, 2008
      3745401 cumulative visits; 05:57 am GMT/UTC

      • Fuel Efficient Vehicles / Natural Gas > Fill Up Civic GX at Home - Honda Civic GX, awarded "America's Greenest Car", runs on clean, domestic natural gas.  The Phill home refueling unit hooks into the home natural gas supply, and pressurizes it for fuelling the vehicle, taking 16 hours when empty, giving a 220-250 mile range. (Honda)

      Thursday, April 3, 2008
      3741245 cumulative visits; 06:20 am GMT/UTC

      • Solid State Generators > Sines builds ion gun from scratch - Thanks in part to the recent small fundraiser, inventor Eddie Sines has been able to construct an ion gun, an important step in developing the Sines Reluctance Generator that  involves superconductivity, magnetic energy, and flux gates to channel magnetic flux in a manner that will generate electricity. (PESWiki; April 2)

      Wednesday, April 2, 2008
      3737022 cumulative visits; 06:28 am GMT/UTC

      • Featured:
        Magnet Motors > Mike x's CD Magnet Motor - On March 30, Mike x posted a video to YouTube showing a CD with magnets attached on its surface, spinning with just one rotating stator magnet to keep it going. This is an all-magnet motor, with no electrical input. He's presently working on repeating the effect. (PESWiki; April 2) (Thanks Mark Dansie)
      • Ethanol > A Research Report on Cellulosic Ethanol Investment (PDF) - Report says that cellulosic ethanol promises to be superior to corn-based ethanol in every way, to make renewable transportation fuels more widespread and more affordable. Provides data regarding future growth, supply and demand, and contains profiles of the significant companies participating in the industry. (AltENews; 2008)
      • Reviews / Oil
        title=http://www.maccompanion.com/macc/archives/April2008/Greenware/KickingGasoline.htm href="http://www.maccompanion.com/macc/archives/April2008/Greenware/KickingGasoline.htm" rel=nofollow>Kicking The Gasoline & Petro-Diesel Habit - A Business Manager's Blueprint For Action 
        - Robert L. Pritchett reviews the book by Charles C. Wood, that provides business managers templates for transitioning transportation to non-petroleum-based alternatives. (MacCompanion; April 2008)


      April 1, 2008
      3732497 cumulative visits; 06:01 am GMT/UTC
      SpaceTimes; April 1)
      • Biofuels > Biofuel On-the-Go - Indian taxi driver grows his own biofuel on the fly. Clippings-catcher on lawn mower in the trunk is directed to an on-board biodiesel maker. Between passengers, driver cuts enough genetically-modified super-fast-growing grass to fuel the next stint. (HempNext; April 1)
      • Human Power > Asian Child Mimics Hydro Plant - Energy savant child, Kazuo Hydrohuko, has discovered how to harness the power of municipal water fountains.  The method doubles as an effective enema. (Josu Kideng; April 1)

      Monday, March 31, 2008
      3728196 cumulative visits; 06:46 am GMT/UTC

      • Featured:
        Magnet Motors > Finsrud's Perpetuum Mobile - The Finsrud Wheel is a moving sculpture built by Norwegian artist Reidar Finsrud. It appears to use a combination of gravity, magnets, and pendulum effects to generate nearly continuous motion since 1996 when it was assembled.  No known replications to date. (PESWiki; March 31)
      • Human Power / Propulsion
        href="http://j-walkblog.com/index.php?/weblog/posts/moving_big_rocks">Moving Big Rocks
        - Wally Wallington has demonstrated that he can lift a Stonehenge-sized pillar weighing 22,000 lbs and moved a barn over 300 ft. What makes this so special is that he does it using only himself, gravity, and his incredible ingenuity. (J Walk Blog; Oct. 17, 2006) (Thanks Nathan Allan)


      Video (http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=698312659)

      • EV
        href="http://www.technologyreview.com/Energy/20488/?nlid=973">Making Electric Vehicles Practical
        - A startup called Project Better Place, with $200 million in VC funding, using a model much like that used with cell phones today, is planning to build infrastructure in Israel and Denmark that will allow recharging of electric vehicles throughout the country. (MIT Technology Review; Mar. 31)

      Sunday, March 30, 2008
      3725148 cumulative visits; 06:43 am GMT/UTC

      • Nuclear > The Rush To Patent the Atomic Bomb - It seems the pile of patents were filed to give the U.S. government an essential monopoly on the burgeoning nuclear industry and protect it against others who might patent similar technologies later. (NPR; Mar. 28)
      • Electromagnetic
        href="http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/OS:Radu_Vacarescu_Electromagnetic_Motor">Radu Electromagnetic Motor
        - Radu Vacarescu has build a Sprain-like electromagnetic motor, using a spiral arrangement of magnets around a rotor, then using an electromagnet to get the rotor past the magnetic stick point. Is his claim of a COP of 4 a measurement error? (PESWiki; Mar. 28, 2008)
      • Grid
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        Power Grid Smartens Up
        - A $100 million project launched in Boulder, Colorado, by Xcel Energy, will equip homes with smart power meters that help people reduce demand when electricity is most expensive; and will allow the utility to reroute power and take better advantage of renewable power sources. (MIT Technology Review; Mar. 20)
      • Peak Oil
        href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120613138379155707.html?mod=googlenews_wsj">New Limits to Growth Revive Malthusian Fears
        - Steady increases in the prices for oil, wheat, copper and other commodities -- some of which have set record highs this month -- are signs of a lasting shift in demand as yet unmatched by rising supply. (Wall Street Journal; Mar. 24)


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