Tag Archives: efficiency

The US Military Wants To ‘Microchip’ Troops

Robert Johnson Business Insider DARPA is at it again. This time, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced plans to create nanochips for monitoring troops health on the battlefield. Kate Knibbs at Mobiledia reports the sensors are targeted at preventing … Continue reading

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Dystopic QOTD: Huxley to Orwell on Hypnosis and Governance

Dan Hirschman A Sociologist Letters of Note is a fantastic blog that posts fascinating, inspiring and sometimes frightening bits of correspondence, often between famous writers. Today’s offering is a letter from Aldous Huxley to George Orwell following the publication of … Continue reading

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A Probabilistic Analysis of the Switchgrass Ethanol Cycle

TadeuszW. Patzek UTexas Abstract: The switchgrass-driven process for producing ethanol has received much popular attention. However, a realistic analysis of this process indicates three serious limitations: (a) If switchgrass planted on 140 million hectares (the entire area of active U.S. … Continue reading

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Auditor: EU agencies mismanaging their budgets

Valentina Pop EU Observer BRUSSELS – A report by the European Court of Auditors has found problems in the way the EU’s 31 agencies manage their budgets. The findings are likely to fuel the debate about the usefulness of the … Continue reading

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Chocolate: the new medical food?

Keith Ayoob USA Today A scientific review of research looking at the effects of chocolate and cocoa on cardiovascular health, has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The good news There … Continue reading

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Why Energy Efficiency Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2106272,00.html#ixzz1lhJZySSu

Brian Walsh TIME When New Yorker writer David Owen moved his family from Manhattan to a small town in northwestern Connecticut in 1985, it seemed like a green decision. Their tree-shaded house had been built in the 1700s and sat … Continue reading

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Answers: Ultraviolet (UV) light

These are some answers to the recent reader’s questions regarding the health benefits and harm of using ultraviolet (UV) light. The benefits are: Reduction of cholesterol and blood pressure. Increase of the efficiency of the heart and sex hormones. Improvement … Continue reading

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