The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is said to be revolutionary to the green energy industry. Unfortunately its projected output is lacking. Due to unforeseen and unplanned for weather and technical conditions, the plant is operating at approximately 50% of the output it was proposed to produce.
True projections give the project until 2018 to reach its potential of 140,000 homes/city worth of power but analysts make clear the project is far behind where it was expected to be at this point.
One of the difficult realities faced in the downturn of production is the much higher dependency on natural gas energy the project has required. The boilers in the system were originally expected to need only one hour a day to get the system started. In reality the system has been requiring much more than that at four and a half hours of natural gas energy usage per day.
In a world where women fight to stay relevant by walking around and fighting for the right to walk around topless one man is getting in trouble for choosing a particular shirt to wear.
Is it wrong for him to wear whatever type of shirt he chooses?
A new study suggests that a natural compound found in cocoa can reverse age-related memory loss. Unfortunately this compound is often removed during the processing of cocoa that is used in chocolate consumed by individuals as desserts. The compound was also found to be present in some teas and vegetables. The exact amount of compound necessary to have an effect is not known at this time. The study used an amount range of 10 mg to 900 mg a day. The study was done with a specially made cocoa flavanol drink developed by Mars who also subsidized the study.
The summary of the study linked indicates the plants have a sense of their being eaten and send out defensive chemicals in attempt to stop the entity eating the plant from continuing consumption.
The Washington Post is running a story which alleges the USAID's (U.S. Agency for International Development) [Foreign Aid] Inspector General may have been complicit in burying information critical of the Agencies actions in funding other nations under questionable circumstances.