Through a process known as thermionic conversion, heat energy - such as light from the sun or heat from burned fossil fuels -- can be converted into electricity with very high efficiency.
Because of its promise, researchers have been trying for more than half a century to develop a practical thermionic generator, with little luck. That luck may soon change, thanks to a new design -- dubbed a thermoelectronic generator -- described in AIP Publishing's Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Read more [...]
If you ask people about carbon dioxide, most will tell you that its production is causing Global Warming and destroying the planet. In reality, CO2 is a planet-saving nutrient that holds the power to multiply food production and feed the entire world with exceptionally nutritious food.
"The benefits of carbon dioxide supplementation on plant growth and production within the greenhouse environment have been well understood for many years," says the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
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In an unprecedented slap at NASA’s endorsement of global warming science, nearly 50 former astronauts and scientists--including the ex-boss of the Johnson Space Center--claim the agency is on the wrong side of science and must change course or ruin the reputation of the world’s top space agency.
Challenging statements from NASA that man is causing climate change, the former NASA executives demanded in a letter to Administrator Charles Bolden that he and the agency “refrain from including Read more [...]
A 2008 study conducted by the National Institute of Health found that, when injected into mice, Vitamin C could slow the growth of tumours. Despite the long history of research into vitamin C and cancer with many of the same findings, the research paper presented its findings as new. Curative health affects using vitamin C therapy have been known for a long time.
Studies on Vitamin C and Cancer
A study conducted in 1969 found that Vitamin C would selectively kill cancer cells without harming Read more [...]
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has just completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. Its conclusion is rocking the health world with startling bluntness: Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives.
Processed meats include bacon, sausage, hot dogs, sandwich meat, packaged ham, pepperoni, salami and virtually all red meat Read more [...]
MIT media lab created a metal ball which is capable of doing some extraordinary feats while being in anti gravity mode. This round shiny metal ball has been named as ZeroN and it has indeed put a great significance in manipulating technologies in a more advanced way. The ball can be controlled via computer and by hands as well, to be more precise it lets you control the communication between computer and human via physical interference.
The strong magnetic field controlled by the computer Read more [...]
Uruguay's drug czar says the country plans to sell legal marijuana for $1 per gram.
A law already passed in the lower house of Congress and expected to pass in the Senate later this year would make Uruguay the first country in the world to license and enforce rules for the production, distribution and sale of marijuana for adult consumers.
The El Pais newspaper reported Sunday that drug chief Julio Calzada says marijuana sales should start in the second half of 2014 at a price of $1.
He Read more [...]
The average woman will have her period once a month, for about 5 days, for around 40 years of her life.
Products to keep women clean and fresh during this period are a necessity. Because of this, the Tampon and Pad industry is a $718 Million dollar market. These products are mass-produced, heavily marketed, and cheaply made, out of bleached rayon and plastics.
How safe do you think that material is to put inside your Vagina? And why is it that we never see ads for the much safer Read more [...]
Growers in colder climates need new technologies to extend the growing season so that local food can be supplied to people in any region of the globe. Underground greenhouses to the rescue!
Greenhouses are typically expensive to construct, and heat throughout the winter. A more affordable and efficient alternative to glass greenhouses is the walipini (an Aymara Indian word for a "place of warmth"), also known as an underground greenhouse. Developed over 20 years ago for the cold mountainous Read more [...]
Matt Damon isn’t asking you to start a revolution, but when you hear this, you might anyway. If you don’t love what you’re hearing after the first 29 seconds, jump to 3:31 for a nugget of truth that every American can stand behind.
Women have long been told that a good bra can help support the chest, relieve back pain and prevent sagging. However, a new 15-year French study reveals the opposite: bras do little to reduce back pain and, over time, they can actually make breasts sag even more.
Researcher Prof. Jean-Denis Rouillon, a sports science expert from the University of Besançon in eastern France claims that "bras are a false necessity," according to The Local.
"Medically, physiologically, anatomically - breasts Read more [...]