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21 days ago.
by absolem
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CLEAN... ENERGY

Offshore wind farms from New Jersey to Virginia took a big step closer to reality with the completion of a review that showed the renewable energy source would not cause major environmental damage, officials said today. Wind projects off the coasts of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and New Jersey are being studied. The Mid-Atlantic lease proposal follows the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts that was given the go-ahead in 2010 after 9 years of federal review."No developer should have to wait nine or 10 years," for approval, Salazar said. The response from the developers was "DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

 
 

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absolem

OWO....you are too cool. thats a great response. however, even on a small scale the design and execution would require quite a bit of thought and more than a few calculations to get the dimension correct. in addition, securing the proper materials as well as all of the equipment would be too costly for a contraption that puts out less voltage than a cheapo-brand wal-mart battery. the one they found in china with the crystal cap-piece was a sight to behold. that was on one of the shows focusing on pyramids.

Posted 21 days ago.

Ohwiseone

You can make your own abby !

Posted 21 days ago.

absolem

I've been watching the history channel all night and I am now convinced that pyramid power is the way to go...now let's flip to QVC and see if we can get a few.

Posted 21 days ago.

NasCarNut

Complete the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS) by 2010, then retire the Shuttle from service."... Develop and test a new spacecraft, the Crew Exploration Vehicle, by 2008, and to conduct the first manned mission no later than 2014." The CEV would be used to ferry astronauts first to the ISS, and later to "beyond our orbit to other worlds.""... Return to the moon by 2020, as the launching point for missions beyond.""With the experience and knowledge gained on the moon, we will then be ready to take the next steps of space exploration: human missions to Mars and to worlds beyond."

georges plan...lol

Posted 24 days ago.

NasCarNut

by golly you're right!!...

One common fallacy I've seen and heard is that "Obama cancelled the Space Shuttle."

No, he didn't.

The Bush Administration cancelled the Space Shuttle program in the wake of theColumbia accident.

On January 14, 2004, President Bush gave a speech in which he announced "a new focus and vision for future exploration."

Posted 24 days ago.

BeRight

Ya I know, Bush did it.

Posted 24 days ago.

BeRight

Obama killed that along with the coal plants.

Posted 24 days ago.

BeRight

If we only had a shuttle.

Posted 24 days ago.

absolem

heating the lunar dust to around 600 degrees C, before bringing it back to the Earth to fuel a new generation of nuclear fusion power plants.

As reported in an Artemis Project paper, about 25 tonnes of helium-3 -- or a fully-loaded Space Shuttle cargo bay's worth -- could power the United States for a year. This means that helium-3 has a potential economic value in the order of $3bn a tonne -- making it the only thing remotely economically viable to consider mining from the Moon given current and likely-near-future space travel technologies and capabilities.

Posted 24 days ago.

absolem

normal helium and a proton, which wastes less energy and is easier to contain. Nuclear fusion reactors using helium-3 could therefore provide a highly efficient form of nuclear power with virtually no waste and no radiation.

One of many problems associated with using helium-3 to create energy via nuclear fusion is that, at least on the Earth, helium-3 is very, very rare indeed. Helium-3 is produced as a by-product of the maintenance of nuclear weapons, which could net a supply of around 15Kg a year. Helium-3 is, however, emitted by the Sun within its solar winds. Our atmosphere prevents any of this helium-3 arriving on the Earth. However, as it does not have an atmosphere, there is nothing to stop helium-3 arriving on the surface of the Moon and being absorbed by the lunar soil. As a result, it has been estimated that there are around 1,100,000 metric tonnes of helium-3 on the surface of the Moon down to a depth of a few metres. This helium-3 could potentially be extracted by heati

Posted 24 days ago.

absolem

from the website...."explainingthefuture...dot c om:

For over 40 years scientists have been working to create nuclear power from nuclear fusion rather than nuclear fission. In current nuclear fusion reactors, the hydrogen isotopes tritium and deuterium are used as the fuel, with atomic energy released when their nuclei fuse to create helium and a neutron. Nuclear fusion effectively makes use of the same energy source that fuels the Sun and other stars, and does not produce the radioactivity and nuclear waste that is the by-product of current nuclear fission power generation. However, the so-termed "fast" neutrons released by nuclear fusion reactors fuelled by tritium and deuterium lead to significant energy loss and are extremely difficult to contain. One potential solution may be to use helium-3 and deuterium as the fuels in "aneutronic" (power without neutrons) fusion reactors. The involved nuclear reaction here when helium-3 and deuterium fuse creates norm

Posted 24 days ago.

absolem

good morning moderation...may i take it from your post that my apparent transgression has been absolved and you have paid me a compliment in return? if so, then thank you and i look forward to our normal bank and forth friendly banter.

Posted 24 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Funny but just why are the rabid righties here from that "land down under " ?

Posted 25 days ago.

moderation

You silver tongued devil,absolem.

Posted 25 days ago.

NasCarNut

then I'm doing my part, I don't fly...

Posted 25 days ago.

BeRight

I have been told that Jet Planes put out a lot of carbon.

Posted 25 days ago.

harryanderson

I get you, absolem. It does sound ridiculous and logical at the same time.

Come to think of it, much of life is like that. I guess that's why we have satirists, eh?

Posted 25 days ago.

absolem

Harry, i understand that. my comment was directed at the name of your program as well as it being limited to only seven counties and not the entire state. i will correct myself. years ago, all counties required testing of vehicles. i have found out, thanks to the topic, that not all counties in my state currently require emission testing. i apologize for that error.

Posted 25 days ago.

Stillhere

And it wont change a thing other than to line the pockets of those perpetuating the fraud

Posted 25 days ago.

harryanderson

absolem,

This requirement applies nationwide. It's a result of an amendment to the Clean Air Act signed by President Geo. H.W. Bush in 1990. It had the vote of 89 Senators, and the House supported it 401-25.

Posted 25 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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