How hot is Copenhagen?

December 7, 2009 · Posted in Personal · Comment 

The Climate Scoreboard widget measures the results of the talks in Copenhagen and portrays its effect on future climate change in real-time. The Scoreboard is an initiative of Climate Interactive, a group that focuses on making understandable presentations of complex scientific issues and in particular the science of climate change. You can get live updates through Twitter

Blue energy, the hidden power of water

November 27, 2009 · Posted in Personal · Comment 


This week Norway opened a prototype of an osmotic power plant near Oslo that generates clean, renewable energy from water. Osmotic power plants can be a welcome addition to other clean, renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and geothermal power. It harnesses the global potential to generate as much energy as China consumed in 2002. Read more

Could a tiny pellet power the world?

November 15, 2009 · Posted in Featured, Personal · Comment 

One small pellet for man, one giant leap for mankind

Next year might just be the best year mankind and for that matter Mother Earth too, has had in ages. If scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Lab succeed our energy problems will be history after 2010. They are planning to shoot world’s most powerful laser at a tiny pellet containing a few milligrams of deuterium and tritium, isotopes of hydrogen that can be extracted from water. If all goes well they will create a reaction like the one that takes place at the center of the sun, producing an endless supply of safe, clean energy.

This would mean nuclear fusion, the holy grail of clean energy, would finally become reality. But doesn’t this sound too good to be true? Some scientists think so. They warn it’s all ’snake oil’. Newsweek visited the lab about an hour’s drive east of San Francisco.

AT5-programma Amsterdam Inc: V-fiets

June 23, 2009 · Posted in TV · Comment 

Wekelijks is Bright te gast bij AT5-programma Amsterdam Inc. om een nieuwe tool te bespreken. Deze week besprak ik de V-fiets, een pakket waarmee je vrijwel iedere fiets makkelijk ombouwt tot een electrische fiets en het ziet er ook nog goed uit.