Monthly Archives: April 2021

Optimisation – A Complex Algorithm

Someone recently suggested that we needed to remove carbon from the atmosphere, which got me thinking about the optimal CO2 level, and with it, optimal levels of all sorts of things – population, cattle, sheep, rice and materials of all … Read More

The McKinnon Institute

Prologue The constant drip, drip, drip was the worst.  Even the cold, the dark and the musty cave smell weren’t so bad once you got used to them.  Just no more drip, drip, drip … Chapter 1 “We would plough … Read More

Nuclear Batteries

I have written previously about nuclear power stations still relying on steam power to generate electricity.  While we have been able to provide the direct conversion of heat to electricity for sometime it has been highly inefficient running at about … Read More

The older the Better

I just enjoyed reading the Alchemy of US by Ainissa Ramirez, a good choice if you are interested in science communication.  In my view this is a great mix of science, history and an understanding of culture and how it … Read More