Thursday, August 23, 2012

Interesting Thursday Links

  • The chart above is new electricity generation by fuel source over time in the US.
  • The challenges ahead in battery research.  (I would be somewhat more optimistic - making some allowance that researchers emphasize problems as motivation for their research - and also that commercialization is not about solving the whole problem at once but rather finding a series of increasingly large niches that eventually scale to the whole market - but much of the post is very informative).
  • Climate is Really Changing - nothing new but a nice concise summary from Tamino.
  • Progression of obesity in OECD countries.
  • What the US needs to do to balance the budget.
  • Chinese PMIs continue to look weak.  This is consistent with the weak global trade data and oil supply that is not expanding.
  • Build your own stonehenge.
  • Balkans in drought too.

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