Monthly Archives: September 2011

Belo Monte Dam to displace 40,000

Belo Monte Dam is moving forward and will destroy a million acres of rain forest, disrupt fisheries and displace 40,000 people. Chief Raoni et.al. shown grieving over anticipated loss. The capacity will be over 11GW with an average output of…

OCTranspo and Green House Gases

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I’ve been wondering how efficient and clean buses are. Those drivers are pretty clumsy and go full steam ahead even if there is a red light ahead. I wonder if the buses are naturally efficient and if that bad driving…

Electric Bikes Emerging Quickly

I’ve noticed there are a lot of electric scooters and bicycles in my city. I believe they are more efficient than cars because they are so much lighter and travel so much slower. Also, they can be peddled. Some even…

Do you fear nuclear power? Well fear this:

Below are some numbers I grabbed from NextBigFuture. You can have a ball with these numbers in conversation. Death rates don’t correlate well with how much people fear each power source. This huge discrepancy proves that people aren’t actually thinking…

Another Perpetual Motion FAIL

I was at the pub the other day with my childhood friend Bernard and a more recent friend Sanjay. Dave came over to join our conversation. He insisted that he could make a perpetual motion machine out of magnets. Myself…

A case for regenerative braking

Here’s my take on this. I think it’s cool technology that will have a place. For example if you drive through the Adirondacks you’ll find that there are times when you are riding your brakes for a very long time.…

Green Drinks Ottawa

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This is a regular meetup (about once per month) at the Fox and Feather Pub on Elgin. Check out the Green Drinks activity in your city! As you can see by the pictures below they are and social. It’s amazing…