Daily Archives: August 19, 2013

Better batteries, better world

“Believe it or not, the electric storage battery — a technology that has been around since the eighteenth century — could change the economic course of the twenty-first century. Thanks to breakthroughs on the horizon, batteries qualify as one of … Continue reading

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How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries

Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed — Eratosthenes’ calculation of the Earth’s circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau’s measurement of the speed of light … Continue reading

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More on the science of alternative energy rapid transit

For those interested in learning more on the hyperloop science proposed by Tesla’s Elon Musk last week, we can read this proposal now available on the Tesla web site. And as pointed out by one of my readers, the science … Continue reading

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Australia (and Canada) squandered their commodities boom

“We are close to a time when we’ll look back and say we did some stupid things.” –Ken Lewis, former Bank of America CEO, March 2007 The biggest challenge in boom periods is to not waste surging cash flow on … Continue reading

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The kharma of disrespect

This clip is a 6 minute segment taken from the 2011 full length film Samsara. Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred … Continue reading

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