Army scientists pick top 10 coolest advances of 2020

The lab’s leading scientists picked the coolest advances to showcase how Army scientists and researchers are supporting the Soldier of the future with a top 10 list from 2020.

Looking forward: new technologies in the 2020’s

The basis for this post is an article by Eli Dourado that I spotted on twitter: Notes on technology for the 2020’s. Will the new decade be the roaring 20’s…

World’s first wooden satellite to be launched by Japan in 2023

TOKYO — Japanese logging company Sumitomo Forestry and Kyoto University are planting the seeds for a 2023 launch of the world’s first satellite made out of wood.

Battery Basics for Climate Warriors

There are basically only three non-kinetic electrical storage mechanisms: electrochemical, pseudocapacitive, and capacitive. We deliberately exclude indirectly kinetic pumped hydro, for which there are two big expansion problems: insufficient remaining…

Novel cathode design significantly improves performance of next-generation battery

Li-S batteries can potentially offer an energy density of over 500 Wh/kg, significantly better than Li-ion batteries that reach their limit at 300 Wh/kg. The higher energy density means that…

Electric vehicle shock treatment

Joe Biden, his fellow Democrats, and apparently big U.S. automakers, have joined the rush to transform America’s transportation to 100% electric vehicles (EV) whether We the People want it or…

Reality Check On The Electric Car

Believe me, I and most other cooperative managers in the country would love to see an abundance of electric cars. If every member of our cooperative were to go out…

Mandating electric vehicles without a plan will be devastating to California’s economy

Ramifications of California Governor Newsom’s ban on sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035 Guest essay by Ronald Stein Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure, Irvine, California Before sky diving, you need to…

The FAA Just Approved Amazon Delivery Drones

The FAA just approved Amazon to deliver packages by drone across the United States. But a small scale drone trial in Australia caused such a noise nuisance locals threatened to…

THE BLOB! – Google’s new threat to Internet privacy and security

“Google is proposing a new standard called WebBundles,” according to Brave’s senior privacy researcher. Brave is an alternate web browser, competition to Chrome, Edge, and Firefox. From the Brave website: WebBundles…