Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Reference Frame: Dr Steven Chu fixes sign error: gasoline prices should go down

In September 2008, the 1997 physics Nobel prize winner Dr Steven Chu has made a calculation of the optimal gasoline price in the U.S. He published his findings in the Wall Street Journal:

"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe."

Northwest Passage Quiz | Real Science

Which one is more difficult?

  1. Traversing the northwest passage in completely unknown conditions through ice floes in an unpowered wooden vessel with no lights, heat, communications, maps or any other contact with the outside world.
  2. Traversing the northwest passage through ice floes being continuously monitored by satellites in a climate controlled motor boat with Internet, phones, radios, GPS, sonar, radar, continuously updated weather forecasts and ice forecasts, spotlights, supplies being flown in, HBO, Youtube, World of Warcraft, television …..


1855 : Northwest Passage – 1879 : Northwest Passage | Real Science

Big Greenie loss in the U.S. Senate: Subsidies for windmills and biofuels to expire

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