Behold the mayo: Experiments reveal ‘instability threshold’ of elastic-plastic material

Rayleigh-Taylor-instability experiments confirm that the instability of elastic-plastic material is a function of initial conditions, such as amplitude and wavelength; characterization could apply to problems relevant to inertial confinement fusion Lehigh University Arindam Banerjee, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics at Lehigh University, studies the dynamics of materials in extreme environments. He and…

Frac’ing Goes Green… The Electric Frac Job Is Here!

Guest commentary by David Middleton This morning, Charles passed a couple of articles on to me about electric fracking. One was from a WUWT Tip submission by RonPE and the other was in an email he received. My first thought was that it might be referring to the use of microwaves to free kerogen from…

The Trouble With Carbon Taxes: Lessons For Asian Policymakers

By, Tilak Doshi Energy I analyze energy economics and related public policy issues. As some of the world’s largest carbon emitters, the major emerging Asian economies such as China, India and Indonesia as well as the developed countries Japan and South Korea have been under pressure in international climate change forums to adopt carbon pricing.…