August 18, 2010 § Leave a comment
As a person who has spent most of my life living in the desert, the availability of drinking water is ever-present as a way of life. With dwindling fresh water supplies around the world, I am glad to see some progress is being made in the field of desalination. If a few more smart people put their minds on the problem, it could be solved in no time.
“Today’s Read Full Storyare unlikely to solve our looming water crisis, however. That’s because they have their own unquenchable thirst- for energy. It’s needed to drive reverse osmosis (RO), the process in which salty water is forced at high pressure through a membrane that lets water molecules through but blocks the salt. But now a number of researchers and start-up companies think they have a more energy-efficient alternative, and it works by turning RO desalination on its head.”
August 11, 2010 § 1 Comment
Whether you agree with him or not, this is great time-line in the history of physics. Philip Gibbs is fast becoming one of my favorite physics bloggers. Not because of his opinions, (I have no idea who’s opinion to believe.)but because of the detail of his explanations. I guess what I am saying is, he describes physics at a level I understand. He doesn’t write in technical jargon that only physicists can understand. And, he doesn’t dumb it down for the masses like… a couple of other guys I just decided not to name. (Because I like and respect them)
via viXra log By Philip Gibbs