Category Archives: Physics

Lighter Surface Colors- Cooler World

High Albedo reflects sunlight Albedo is simply the “whiteness” of a surface; its ability to reflect light energy. Surface  reflectivity is measured in values between Zero and One-  Zero indicates complete  black and one means totally white.  When evaluating a surface, assigning it a value

X-Power Safe reactor

Advanced Reactors Win Federal Funding

New pebble bed reactor technology prevents nuclear meltdown. “…At $40 million each in matching funds over the next five years, the [Energy Department] grants will go to X-energy, a little-known Maryland-based startup that is developing a new version of a pebble-bed reactor, and to Southern

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

Blue Origin New Shepard Space Capsule

Reusable Space Launchers Make Orbit Affordable

Landing Booster Rockets Reduces the Cost of Space Travel : In late November Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launched and landed its “New Shepard” Spacecraft. The rocket traveled just over 100km (the edge of space) before making a powered landing exactly where intended. The only other

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