TT01 – Combining Ultra Capacitors with Lithium ion batteries in an electric car can allow for smaller batteries and more efficient regenerative braking, plus be better for the environment.
TT02 – Harvard professor not only has a plan for extracting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turning it into fuel feed-stock, he has the technology demonstrator up and running and has figured out a cost per metric ton. Although $94 to $232 per ton is quite the range. Still, it’s hard data, not SWAGs.
TT03 – On the plus side, this is a great way to deal with waste heat from a data center. On the down side, I could see something like this causing problematic local heating of the oceans (many things living in the ocean like the water to be on the colder side).
TT04 – One for Br. Cain and J_A – a technology to reduce grid transmission loss. Is this legit, or vaporware?
TT05 – This is one of those “kinda so obvious I’m surprised we haven’t been doing this all along” things.
TT07 – A 30% increased in blast velocity is… WOW! And just by using novel aluminum nano-particles.
TT08 – Better superconductors through frustration? If we got better flow of anything through frustration, Seattle traffic would be awesome!
TT09 – One for Veronica. Better aircraft scheduling models.
TT10 – Honeybees know nothing, which is a pretty big deal!
TT11 – Using mathematical models to efficiently manage public debt. The down side is you can’t choose approaches that satisfy your ideology or greed.
TT12 – New solar cells hit efficiency record. 25.2% of all solar energy converted to electricity.
TT13 – A new code base for working with big data.
TT00 – This came to my attention today and makes for a fun oddball link. What our money could look like.