Utility-Scale Energy Storage and Zinc-Air Batteries

Apparently, this company (EOS) has overcome the recharge limitation that exists in conventional zinc-air batteries, and supposedly has several patents on the technology. If true, this technology would be a big boost for all sorts of battery powered technology, not just grid storage. The big question: what is the conversion efficiency? – Anthony Guest post…

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La Niña and flu

From the Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health Does the La Niña weather pattern lead to flu pandemics? Worldwide pandemics of influenza caused widespread death and illness in 1918, 1957, 1968 and 2009. A new study examining weather patterns around the time of these pandemics finds that each of them was preceded by La…

The Myth of Settled Science

Guest post by Donald R. Baucom A key defense of AGW and now climate change is that the science is settled.  Historically and philosophically, this statement is unsustainable.                         Who would dare assert that we know all there is to be known? – Galileo Galilei, Letter to Father Benedetto Castelli, 21 Dec 1613. If you…

The warm-cold oscillation

From the Institute of Physics Cold winters caused by warmer summers, research suggests Scientists have offered up a convincing explanation for the harsh winters recently experienced in the Northern Hemisphere; increasing temperatures and melting ice in the Arctic regions creating more snowfall in the autumn months at lower latitudes. Their findings may throw light on…