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Originally posted by Valhall
hmmm...from reading the whole article, the best I can pick up is that Bush thinks the following
- rechargable batteries
- solar panels
are whiz-bang, gee-whiz breakthroughs.
Glad he's come out to learn what's been going on for the past 40 years.
Originally posted by mOjOm
My sources tell me that Hurricane Katrina, A.K.A: Project - "Damn that Damn Dam"....
A battery with a lifespan measured in decades is in development at the University of Rochester, as scientists demonstrate a new fabrication method that in its roughest form is already 10 times more efficient than current nuclear batteriesâ€”and has the potential to be nearly 200 times more efficient. The details of the technology, already licensed to BetaBatt Inc., appears in today's issue of Advanced Materials.
Our society is placing ever-higher demands for power from all kinds of devices, says Philippe Fauchet, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Rochester and co-author of the research. For 50 years, people have been investigating converting simple nuclear decay into usable energy, but the yields were always too low. We've found a way to make the interaction much more efficient, and we hope these findings will lead to a new kind of battery that can pump out energy for years.
The technology is geared toward applications where power is needed in inaccessible places or under extreme conditions. Since the battery should be able to run reliably for more than 10 years without recharge or replacement, it would be perfect for medical devices like pacemakers, implanted defibrillators, or other implanted devices that would otherwise require surgery to replace or repair. Likewise, deep-space probes or deep-sea sensors, which are beyond the reach of repair, also would benefit from such technology.
How it works
The technology is called betavoltaics. It uses a silicon wafer to capture electrons emitted by a radioactive gas, such as tritium. It is similar to the mechanics of converting sunlight into electricity in a solar panel.
Until now, betavoltaics has been unable to match solar-cell efficiency. The reason is simple: When the gas decays, its electrons shoot out in all directions. Many of them are lost.
"For 50 years, people have been investigating converting simple nuclear decay into usable energy, but the yields were always too low," Fauchet explained. "We've found a way to make the interaction much more efficient, and we hope these findings will lead to a new kind of battery that can pump out energy for years."
you really MUST be kidding. THAT is crazy sick and just EWWE!
Where are you getting your information?
And what are your sources? The magazine racks at the checkout counter?
You're clueless. There were more "white soylent" affected by Katrina than black.
Now....back to the topic.
Originally posted by mOjOm
NO!!! IT'S PEOPLE...IT'S MADE OUT OF PEOPLE!!!"
In fact, it's made out of Black People this time, ironicly lending nicely to the change in name from the original "not-so-popular" Green Soylent of old.
...My sources tell me that Hurricane Katrina, A.K.A: Project - "Damn that Damn Dam" was in fact a weather control test carried out by the elite for the purpose of "obtaining the initial stockpile of Raw Crude" from which the new Soylent Black shall be harvested, refined and traded in the market place.
Well America, are you shocked???
Originally posted by Aztecatl
Why didn't this # let me post my REAL reply? "PAGE NOT FOUND! PLEASE TRY AGAIN" and the copy i made of the text i had written, was deleted from the CLIPBOPARD!! and it was gone when I came back to the submit-page!!