All posts by Christopher Miles

Sierra Nevada Dreamchaser to ISS

Automated shuttle wins NASA ISS contract

Mini space shuttle will fly cargo to Space Station NASA awarded contracts to three companies for unmanned commercial cargo delivery missions to the space station through 2024: “…Sierra Nevada, the newcomer to the CRS program, will provide two versions of its Dream Chaser lifting body

Mitochondria SRT1 Life Extender

Beyond Resveratrol: Anti-Ageing NAD Fad

Enhanced Mitochondria can slow ageing.  Whenever I see my 10-year-old daughter brimming over with so much energy that she jumps up in the middle of supper to run around the table, I think to myself, “those young mitochondria.” Mitochondria are our cells’ energy dynamos. Source:

Project Frog Efficient Modular School

Too cool for sustainable school

Frog Design’s Modular, LEED certified school:  Frog is a company headquartered in San Francisco  doing innovative things with modular construction. No, scratch that. Project Frog is reinventing school construction. The firm is changing the nature of what we build, and how we build. Most of the

Preto batteries stores power in copper foam

Copper Foam Battery- Energy Sponge!

Prieto’s No Liquid Electrolyte Battery: Advances in battery energy and safety are critical, as lower priced energy storage is going to be an increasingly significant  part of our energy delivery systems. Already, the price for a kilowatt hour of electric cars has been reduced significantly

Netherlands Floating Homes

Dutch Plan for Rising Seas- Floating Homes

Flood resistant houses built on water:  In many coastal regions there is abundant evidence of sea level rise- and the rate of coastal loss is increasing. Countries with the most to lose are those that are the closest to sea level. We are seeing big flood

Windstalks quiet desert electricity

Wind Turbine Cutting Edge? No Blade.

The Windstalk- Renewable energy without a large wind farm: “Windstalk” energy devices fascinate us here at the WorkSmith. What has us scratching our heads is… why did it take so long to reconsider Dutch model of large blades and turbines? The Windstalk harnesses the energy

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