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Susan Shaw: The oil spill's toxic trade-off

July 29, 2010 10:24 am | by TEDtalksDirector | Comments Break down the oil slick, keep it off the shores: that's grounds for pumping toxic dispersant into the Gulf, say clean-up overseers. Susan Shaw shows evidence it's sparing some beaches only at devastating cost to the health of the deep sea. TEDTalks is a daily video...


The Future of Fuel Cells

July 29, 2010 10:23 am | by AspenInstitute | Comments

KR Sridhar disccuses 'The Future of Fuel Cells' at the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival.


How NIF Works

July 29, 2010 10:23 am | by LivermoreLab | Comments

The National Ignition Facility, located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is the world's largest laser system... 192 huge laser beams in a massive building, all focused down at the last moment at a 2 millimeter ball containing frozen hydrogen gas. The goal is to achieve fusion......


Vacation in Chernobyl

July 29, 2010 10:23 am | by TimeMagazine | Comments

READ MORE: Looking for a very unique tourist destination? Try Chernobyl, where you can tour the infamous nuclear disaster site.


Ethanol Blending Cap Debate Continues

July 29, 2010 10:23 am | by CleanSkiesNews | Comments

Will a mix of corn-based ethanol and gasoline successfully help to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and lower prices for drivers? Clean Skies News' Dan Goldstein looks at the future of the industry and the debate on what an increase in ethanol could mean for car engines and food prices.


Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power

July 29, 2010 10:23 am | by USdepartmentofenergy | Comments

From towers to dishes to linear mirrors to troughs, concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies reflect and collect solar heat to generate electricity. A single CSP plant can generate enough power for about 90,000 homes. This video explains what CSP is, how it works, and how systems like...


A New Biofuels Technology Blooms in Iowa

July 29, 2010 10:23 am | by USdepartmentofenergy | Comments

Cellulosic biofuels made from agricultural waste have caught the attention of many farmers and could be the next revolution in renewable biofuels production. This video shows how an innovative technology that converts waste products from the corn harvest into renewable biofuels will help...


The Cap-and-Trade Distraction

July 28, 2010 3:25 pm | Comments

This controversial criticism of cap-and-trade compares the scheme to sub-prime mortgages and suggests ways that companies could cheat the system.


Plastics Factory Explosion

July 28, 2010 2:53 pm | Comments

Video showing the destruction caused by a natural gas explosion at a plastics factory in eastern China.


The Oil Spill's Toxic Trade-Off

July 28, 2010 2:25 pm | Comments

Marine toxicologist Susan Shaw reveals some unsettling facts about the Corexit dispersant used by BP in the Gulf.


Massive oil tank explosion filmed from 2 km away

July 28, 2010 2:23 pm | by pbrown9 | Comments

More at: - Shockwave hits camera man moments after the explosion. Goes to show that light moves much faster than sound. Footage is thought to be of an arms depot fire in Ulyanovsk, Russia 2009.


Methanol Safe Handling: A User's Guide Part One

July 28, 2010 2:23 pm | by MethanolInstitute | Comments

This is the first segment of the Methanol Safe Handling: A User's Guide video and it is intended to educate and introduce new users to the methods of safely handling Methanol.


Oil Spill 100 Days In

July 28, 2010 2:13 pm | Comments

The Coast Guard is performing acoustics monitoring on BP's blown-out well to check for seepage before the top kill and subsequent bottom kill are performed next week.


Ships Ready to Leave Leaky Well as Storm Brews

July 22, 2010 6:49 am | by COLLEEN LONG n HARRY WEBER, Associated Press Writers | Comments

Just days before the expected completion of a relief well designed to permanently throttle the free-flowing crude, the government's spill chief said Wednesday that work was suspended.


China Hires Biotech Firm for Oil Clean Up

July 22, 2010 6:15 am | Comments

China is using oil-eating bacteria to help clean up the 1500 tons of oil that leaked into a harbor after two pipelines exploded.



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