America’s biodiesel producers are forming co-ops to increase output and raise their profiles.
Technorati tag: Biodiesel
Germany is way ahead of us in generation of electricity from windfarms and is aiming for 20% generation. However, a recent report claims that the cost of connecting all these farms to the grid is exorbitant and other methods would reduce greenhouse emissions more cheaply. Of course, the antis have jumped on this, but I say we should be looking at the long term needs for power supply and realise that costs can be spread over quite a long time.
Two directories that should hold some useful information. I’m putting them here so I can come back later and mine them when I have the time-
Technorati tag: Renewable Energy
It’s scary, but I almost agree with David Blunkett. He’s calling for a reclaiming of pride in being English, a celebration of identity that takes nationalism away from the racists. I was thinking much the same thing yesterday whilst walking through the market they’d set up for St. Patrick’s day. (Strictly speaking, by birth at least, I’m Welsh, so what I really want to do is reclaim the Union Jack from the racists.)
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This sounds a bit CSI but, unlike their special edition Photoshop packages, it’s a real piece of software. Using the same technology that lets an Aibo recognise its docking station, iSM takes images from a special video camera and uses them to creat 3D models of crime scenes.
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Normally, Spinneyhead couldn’t give a toss about football, but the news that Malcolm Glazer is still trying to buy control of Manchester United allows me to run this phonecam picture I took a while ago and also to point to Framed Shares, who will sell you a share in Manchester United.
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Mass extinctions come every 62 million years, give or take 3 million years, and we’re 65 million years from the last one. Of course, this could just be a fluke of statistics, you know what they say about statistics. And it would have been much more fun if the period had come out as 42 million years.
Technorati tag: Science