1960s: Colloids & The Tyndall Effect

from General Chemistry by N. Glinka, Peace Publishers, Moscow, circa 1960s 188. Crystalline and Colloid States of Substances. If a solution of sodium silicate is added to concentrated hydrochloric acid, the resulting silicic acid does not separate out as precipitate but remains in solution together with the sodium chloride formed during the reaction. The hydrochloric acid and sodium chloride can be removed from the solution in the following way. The solution is placed in a bottomless cylinder with a membrane of parchment paper or an animal bladder bound over its end. The cylinder is submerged in a wider vessel containing water which is continuously renewed. The sodium chloride and hydrochloric acid diffuse freely through the membrane into the outer vessel, but the silicic acid cannot penetrate the membrane and remains in solution. As a result, the cylinder will be found after some time to contain a pure solution of […] Read More

2014: Graphene: How Carbon May Help Save the Planet From Global Warming, Drought and More

The green, medical and tech communities are betting on this unlikely two-dimensional wunderkind. Earlier his summer, Tesla founder Elon Musk once again played the futurist wizard and announced he had eclipsed the battery technology used in his all-electric Tesla Model S sedan. Musk hinted that he may be banking on a new technology, graphene, that can nearly double the 265-mile-range of this breakthrough car. Beyond powering a car that could drive between Chicago and Kansas City on a single charge, graphene batteries should take only a few minutes to charge at a solar charging station, which should make battery-powered vehicles finally practical for most drivers. But Musk is not talking about putting graphene batteries in his cars years down the road. He says Tesla will add the technology “quite soon,” perhaps shortly after the upstart car company opens its new “gigafactory” in Nevada. The technology Tesla is banking on to get a 500-plus range in its cars is a […] Read More

2014: Solar Roadways: The Mind Boggling Possibilities Of Solar Roadways Are Exciting

This is certainly something that you wouldn’t think of right away, nor would it seem like a viable option. But Scott Brusaw and his team are committed to their project and as it gains more steam, the possibility of it becomes more and more real. Roads That Produce Power Solar Roadways are exactly how it sounds, roadways that are made of photovoltaic solar panels. Essentially, the vision promises to cover asphalt roadways across North America with these specially made solar panels so that roadways are not only suitable for driving but can also provide a great deal of electricity generation. Scott Bursaw, the inventor of Solar Roadways, began putting his idea into motion when The US Department of Transportation released a solicitation for an intelligent pavement that could generate power. After applying and receiving funding for his project, Solar Roadways became a reality and a prototype was built. Scott […] Read More

2015: 5 Technologies Primed to Revolutionize Our Planet

Our beautiful planet, Earth. A World in Turmoil and… Transition Our world is no stranger to change, but what we’re about to experience in the near-future may look quite a bit different from today. Currently, there is propaganda running around the clock to alter the public’s perception on what is true and what isn’t. A proper example: there is actually enough food produced to give 4.3 pounds to every single human being – daily. It goes far deeper than that, but I will remain fixated on the old, aging paradigm mentality we now find ourselves dominated by. One where the average person believes wholeheartedly that we will never achieve world peace or harmony. They would also probably agree, that any attempt to end world-poverty, pollution, disease or the millions of other issues we’re facing, are fool-hearty at best. If you fall into this category, make it easy on yourself […] Read More

2017: Metallic hydrogen created

This is an exciting time. One of the most potentially valuable materials on the planet was just created. Nearly a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating the rarest – and potentially one of the most valuable – materials on the planet. The material – atomic metallic hydrogen – was created by Thomas D. Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences Isaac Silvera and post-doctoral fellow Ranga Dias. In addition to helping scientists answer fundamental questions about the nature of matter, the material is theorized to have a wide range of applications, including as a room-temperature superconductor. …  “This is the holy grail of high-pressure physics,” Silvera said. “It’s the first-ever sample of metallic hydrogen on Earth, so when you’re looking at it, you’re looking at something that’s never existed before.” To create it, Silvera and Dias squeezed a tiny hydrogen sample at 495 gigapascals, or […] Read More

2016: The Renewable Insanity of Monsanto, Bill Gates, the Rockefellers and Craig Venter

Monsanto, Bill Gates, the Rockefellers, Craig Venter and other investors are working behind-the-scenes to bring genetically engineered (GE) algae to market with products that include fuel, animal feed made with manure, human food and vaccines. by Cassandra Anderson The US government has a stake in this enterprise, too. Obama put a moratorium on drilling for oil on federal land and voted down the Keystone pipeline, in addition to subsidizing the nuclear industry instead of increasing oil reserves. Obama has advocated replacing 17% of US oil imports with oil made from algae. Algae could be the next bottomless pit that the government flushes money down, to the detriment of the taxpayer, similar to the many solar energy scandals. There are two major areas of algae research that the government and private entities are funding; open pond algae farms use massive amounts of fresh water, but this is the cheapest option.  […] Read More