Palo Alto, California-based electric car company, Tesla, is pioneering some of the most innovative advances in electric car technology. Not only that, but Tesla vehicles are actually cool, sporty, and fast. The problem, however, that has plagued Tesla and other electric car manufacturers is battery life.
Saturday night, March 26, at 8:30 PM you can do your part to save energy by turning off the lights at your home or business for one hour or more as part of this year’s Earth Hour.
As the Content Director for one of the top online energy news sources, I regularly interface with various corporate leaders from international energy companies, and one trend that has come up in interviews time and time again is the increasing popularity of tablet computers.
Social media websites like Facebook and Twitter have been proving useful in everything from spreading gossip, to swaying political campaigns, to overthrowing governments as we have been witnessing all across the Middle East; but now, for the first time, they are being used to keep the world updated on a potential nuclear disaster.
How quickly the tide can turn. On Friday, media outlets were reporting that Japan’s nuclear facilities were under control following the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake that devastated the island nation. Even with an overheating reactor, Japanese authorities assured the world that there was little to fear. The following day, that very reactor exploded and two others are at risk of meltdown.
The 8.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan Friday may have some nuclear consequences, but not to worry, it shouldn’t pose any health threats according to Japanese media outlets.
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the most technologically advanced and oil rich countries in the Middle East; however, oil is not enough to meet the country’s expected energy demand in coming decades.
The isolated country of North Korea leaves a giant question mark looming over the heads of most people in the world. Apart from threatening news stories of a “rogue state” bent on nuclear armament, North Korea is a highly misunderstood nation that faces difficulties supporting their own isolationist economy.
Palladium is the less familiar cousin of the precious metal platinum. The white metal is currently used throughout the world in the production of catalytic converters for cars and other vehicles to help reduce toxic emissions. The largest consumers of palladium are the U.S. and Asia.