Intel’s new revolutionary Tri-Gate 3D transistors

Intel senior fellow Mark Bohr showed off the company’s revolutionary new 3D transistors in an announcement this week in San Francisco. The power, performance, and real estate gains are impressive. Moore’s Law seems to be holding. In the video below, Bohr explains that these transistors are normally built in a two-dimensional fashion, where electrons flow…

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Pielke Jr: Joe Romm Lies

Dr. Roger Pielke writes in with an update: [UPDATE 5/7: Joe Romm offers 3,300 wacky words in response to this short post. Crazy. Anyway, the simple response is, did Gore remove the slide I called him out on for using?  Answer: Yes.  Game, set, match.  For those many readers here for the first time (thanks…

Top Secret NOFORN Restricted Access Climate Model Results

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Y’know, some of these climate games are getting kind of boring. I’m tired of people who are paid with my taxes hiding their data, results, and findings. Case in point, the “Community Earth System Model” of the University Center for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).  They describe their model as: The Community…

The “Taxing your car by the mile” plan

Or in other words, we’ll all drive “taxis”, except for the chosen exempt few. Yesterday on “The Hill” they reported this story: Obama admin. floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile: ‘A vehicle miles traveled tax could be tracked by installing electronic equipment on each car to determine how many miles were driven’…

A Modest Proposal for Nuclear Waste Disposal

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach For many people the sticking point for nuclear power is, what do we do with the waste? We can “vitrify” the waste, but what do we do with it after that?  Figure 1. The process of “vitrification”. Liquid nuclear waste (solid fuel rods dissolved in acid) is converted into a…