Solar power without silicon solar cells? New magnetic effect of light into insulators discovered.

‘We’ve all been taught that this doesn’t happen’ From the University of Michigan A dramatic and surprising magnetic effect of light discovered by University of Michigan researchers could lead to solar power without traditional semiconductor-based solar cells. The researchers found a way to make an “optical battery,” said Stephen Rand, a professor in the departments…

Foilball, the American return serve

The Foilball match was started at UVA with the help of a whole bunch of NGO’s, however, as Chris Horner points out in this press release, the hypocrisy is breathtaking when it comes to similar actions against former UVA faculty member Dr. Patrick Michaels. ATI Slams ACLU’s Plea for University of Virginia to Deny FOIA…

Between Wind and Water

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach “Between wind and water: (Nautical) In that part of a ship’s side or bottom which is frequently brought above water by the rolling of the ship, or fluctuation of the water’s surface. Hence, colloquially, (as an injury to that part of a vessel, in an engagement, is particularly dangerous) the vulnerable…