Weekly Power Up!
April 13, 2010 by saramorrissey
- Is a timer dial on water taps a smart solution? You decide.
- All time record for particle acceleration set at 3.5 Teraelectronvolts by the Large Hadron Collider underground in Switzerland. The plan to collide the two particles each going 3.5 TeV’s for a combined impact of 7TeV’s in search of the particles that are more basic than the ones we currently have. Crazy!
- Do watch those ‘save a mountain’ ads on Hulu? A 2007 wind potential study found capacity for 328 megawatts of clean energy on Coal River Mountain, enough to power 70,000 West Virginian homes. The revenue would produce $1.7 million in property taxes that would benefit the local communities. That’s over 50 times the $36,000-per-year that coal mining would generate in severance taxes, and the wind money wouldn’t dry up when the coal runs out in an estimated 14 years.