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The Catch-22 of Energy Storage

The Catch-22 of Energy Storage | Energy | Scoop.it
Pick up a research paper on battery technology, fuel cells, energy storage technologies or any of the advanced materials science used in these fields, and you will likely find somewhere in the intr...
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The Catch-22 of Energy Storage

The Catch-22 of Energy Storage | Energy | Scoop.it
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War in Europe is not a hysterical idea

War in Europe is not a hysterical idea | Energy | Scoop.it
“ Hysterical? No, now is the time to see what is happening and to prepare.”
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Predatory Capitalism and the System's Denial in the Face of Truth

Predatory Capitalism and the System's Denial in the Face of Truth | Energy | Scoop.it
“ Contemporary capitalism is characterized by a political economy which revolves around finance capital, is based on a savage form of free market fundamentalism.”
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Center for a Stateless Society » Market Anarchism for Network Mutualism

Center for a Stateless Society » Market Anarchism for Network Mutualism | Energy | Scoop.it
"Human communication systems offer incredible insight to the creative nature of human beings, spontaneous social order and emerging markets within our societies. For the first time in human history we are sharing ideas from the local to the global in scale. With the advent of the Internet, social media and growing social networks, communication costs are at an all time low."
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Tim Kendall's curator insight, July 26, 2014 9:32 AM

"Important here is the concept of information ecology. Information ecology is a system of people, practices, values and technologies in a particular environment (Nardi & O’Day 1999) or community. This idea of information ecology helps us better understand human communication systems and how information moves within them – how is information used, who needs certain types of information, who is impacted by access (or lack there of) of information and what does this mean for our communities? As communication continues its decentralized evolution in the age of the Internet more stakeholders will take active roles in community development, empowering people like never before (Mehra 2009)."

 

For a contrasting but complementary view try http://www.policy-network.net/pno_detail.aspx?ID=3933&title=Bringing+mutualism+back+into+business

and also http://isocracy.org/node/25

Image courtesy http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/cambridge/groups/science/tools/network3d/network3d.htm

 

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Countries Who Block Facebook, Twitter and Youtube [INFOGRAPHIC]

Countries Who Block Facebook, Twitter and Youtube [INFOGRAPHIC] | Energy | Scoop.it
Social media has a big influence on our daily life. Enthusiasts share anything they like among network of friends, business pages, etc without knowing it’s fake or deliberately. Some times it may harm individuals, political parties or even Governments. Now a days various countries take strict actions and impose censorships on social media postings. ...
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Treathyl Fox's curator insight, August 7, 2014 3:14 PM

This post tells which countries block access to social media and then how you can work around it and have access anyway.  Almost wish it hadn't been published because now the "blockers" know too!  Next thing they're going to try to figure out how to work around the "work around".  WHAT??!! The blockers who block others don't block themselves off too!  No doubt they already read this post and are on their iPhone peeking at my post right now!! :P

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Japan, U.S. Move to Expand Nuclear Power Programs Despite Contamination at Fukushima & New Mexico - YouTube

Japan, U.S. Move to Expand Nuclear Power Programs Despite Contamination at Fukushima & New Mexicodemocracynow
http://www.democracynow.org - We end today's show with news that Japan has announced a major push to revive its nuclear energy program, just weeks before the third anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. This comes just a week after it was revealed about 100 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Here in the United States, the Obama administration announced last week it approved $6.5 billion in loan guarantees to back construction of the country's first new nuclear power plant in more than 30 years. This comes as a nuclear waste disposal site is set to reopen in New Mexico following an unexplained leak of radioactive material. We speak to Edwin Lyman and Susan Stranahan, co-authors of the new book, "Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster." Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,200+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our lives... (plus)

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Physicists Rebuilding the Tesla Tower for Planetary Energy Transmission

Physicists Rebuilding the Tesla Tower for Planetary Energy Transmission | Energy | Scoop.it
A team of Russian physicists want to revisit Tesla's greatest unrealized plan, update it with modern technology, and try to make his theoretical world-wide wireless power transmission system a real...
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IEA report implies US crude production may start to peak 2016

IEA report implies US crude production may start to peak 2016 | Energy | Scoop.it
“ When it becomes apparent that US tight (shale) oil has peaked, there will be a public confidence crisis because the media are parroting the oil and gas industry’s claim that shale oil is an energy revolution and game changer.”
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US shale boom is over, energy revolution needed to avert blackouts

US shale boom is over, energy revolution needed to avert blackouts | Energy | Scoop.it
Nafeez Ahmed: Global energy watchdog confirms 'the party's over' - lowers US production projections, demands urgent investment
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Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy

Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy | Energy | Scoop.it
"The US is dominated by a rich and powerful elite. So concludes a recent study by Princeton University Prof Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Prof Benjamin I Page. This is not news, you say. Perhaps, but the two professors have conducted exhaustive research to try to present data-driven support for this conclusion. Here's how they explain it: Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organised groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. In English: the wealthy few move policy, while the average American has little power. The two professors came to this conclusion after reviewing answers to 1,779 survey questions asked between 1981 and 2002 on public policy issues. They broke the responses down by income level, and then determined how often certain income levels and organised interest groups saw their policy preferences enacted."
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Amory Lovins is Still Wrong and Spreading Distortions - Next Big Future

“Next Big Future Amory Lovins is Still Wrong and Spreading Distortions Next Big Future I have not updated the charts, but basically there has been more wind power built but solar and wind still provide about four times less energy than nuclear power.”
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Open Problems in Nuclear Reaction Theory. A free Volume for the next 30 days in Journal of Physics G 41, 2014

Open Problems in Nuclear Reaction Theory. A free Volume for the next 30 days in Journal of Physics G 41, 2014 | Energy | Scoop.it
“ Table of contents of issue 9 in volume 41 of Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics.”
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When Might a Great Power War Make Sense?

When Might a Great Power War Make Sense? | Energy | Scoop.it
What will it take for either the U.S. or China to decide to go to war with the other?
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Predatory Capitalism and the System's Denial in the Face of Truth

Predatory Capitalism and the System's Denial in the Face of Truth | Energy | Scoop.it
“ Contemporary capitalism is characterized by a political economy which revolves around finance capital, is based on a savage form of free market fundamentalism.”
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Free Will May Just Be the Brain's 'Background Noise,' Scientists Say

Free Will May Just Be the Brain's 'Background Noise,' Scientists Say | Energy | Scoop.it
“ Free will may emerge from random background noise in the brain, new research suggests.”
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The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational

The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational | Energy | Scoop.it
“ The human brain is capable of 1016 processes per second, which makes it far more powerful than any computer currently in existence. But that doesn't mean our brains don't have major limitations. The lowly calculator can do math thousands of times better than we can, and our memories are often less than useless — plus, we're subject to cognitive biases, those annoying glitches in our thinking that cause us to make questionable decisions and reach erroneous conclusions. Here are a dozen of the most common and pernicious cognitive biases that you need to know about.”
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Enough uranium, but nuclear power is still shrinking | Climate News Network

Enough uranium, but nuclear power is still shrinking | Climate News Network | Energy | Scoop.it
There is enough uranium available on the planet to keep the world’s nuclear industry going for as long as it is needed. But it will grow steadily more expensive to extract, because the quality of the ore is getting poorer, according to new research.Years of work in compiling information from around the world has led Gavin M. Mudd from Monash University in Clayton, Australia to believe that it is economic and political restraints that will kill off nuclear power and not any shortage of uranium, as some have claimed.Writing in the journal Environmental Science & Technology that renewables do not have the disadvantages of nuclear power, which needs large uranium mines that are hard to rehabilitate and which generates waste that remains dangerous for more than 100,000 years.In addition, research shows that renewable technologies are expanding very fast and could produce all the energy needs of advanced economies, phasing out both fossil fuels and nuclear.Mudd, who is a lecturer in the department of civil engineering at Monash, has compiled decades of data on the availability and quality of uranium ore. He concludes that, while uranium is plentiful, mining the ore is very damaging to the environment and the landscape.It is expensive to rehabilitate former mines, not least because of the dangerous levels of radiation left behind. As a result many of the potential sources of uranium will not be exploited because of opposition from people who live in the area.Click headline to read more--
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An Impending Oil Shortage? - Gulf Business

An Impending Oil Shortage? - Gulf Business | Energy | Scoop.it
“ An uncertain investment climate in oil-exporting Middle Eastern countries may lead to a two million bpd shortfall and a $15 jump in oil prices by 2025.”
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Are Agent-Based Models the Future of Macroeconomics?

Are Agent-Based Models the Future of Macroeconomics? | Energy | Scoop.it
“ A couple months back, Mark Buchannan wrote an article in which he argued that ABMs might be a productive way of trying to understand the economy. In fact, he went a bit further – he said that ABMs...”
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Phillip Trotter's curator insight, August 15, 2014 5:23 AM

Been a while since we published anything on economics but with over 20 years experience building agent based models - we are suckers for articles that encourage people to discover them as thinking tools. Good explanation on how agent based models fit into economic forecasting.