An Open Letter to Dr. Subra Suresh

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Dear Dr. Suresh: My sincere and heartfelt congratulations on your being appointed Director of the US National Science Foundation (NSF). It is indeed an honor for anyone. In particular it is a great achievement for you, considering the long road you traveled to eventually attain the post. Photo Source: Science…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) The 16th Conference of Parties (COP) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is finishing up in Cancun. The gathering is part of the UN’s constant battle against UN claimed human-caused global warming. The conference started with a prayer Ixchel,…

A really neat piece of hybrid organic semiconductor tech generates electricity from light or heat

From Fujitsu’s press web site: Fujitsu Develops Hybrid Energy Harvesting Device for Generating Electricity from Heat and Light Paves the way toward widespread energy harvesting, generating self-sufficient power from the surrounding environment Kawasaki, Japan, December 9, 2010 — Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed a new hybrid energy harvesting device that generates electricity…