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Thirsty Power Plants Hog Water
2012-06-04 13:27:31

Michael Crumbliss for redOrbit.com Often left out of the discussion on climate change is the effect that it will have on power production. 90% of US electricity production is dependent on huge amounts of water for cooling and steam, including all nuclear and fossil fuel power plants (though natural gas plants use less than coal). These power plants account for 40% of US freshwater use. In Europe these power plants provide 75% of power and use half the water. A study by European and...

Portable, Virus-Powered Recharging Source On The Horizon?
2012-05-14 03:26:01

[ Watch the Video ] Researchers from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) report that they have found a way to convert mechanical energy into electricity using viruses. The discovery, announced via a Sunday press release, involved miniature devices that can harvest the effort of day-to-day tasks and convert it into power to charge smartphones and other devices while a person is out walking. "The scientists tested their approach by creating a...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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