The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week:
My blog about science illiteracy two days ago has fomented a mini-tempest–and some thoughts.
A proposed pipeline from Canada won’t increase greenhouse gas emssions.
The $2.2 billion Ivanpah solar power plant can now generate electricity. But was it worth the money?
One hundred percent renewable energy won’t come as easily as he thinks.
The world needs nuclear power to reduce the emissions causing climate change, but that depends partly on finding a place to store decades’ worth of accumulated waste
What BMW’s decision to incorporate a gas engine into its new, electric i3 says about batteries.
To stay profitable, Tesla needs to keep cutting costs and selling more cars.
The absence of alien probes visiting the solar system places severe limits on the number of advanced civilizations that could be exploring the galaxy.
The good news: America’s science literacy rate is up from a pathetic 10 percent in 1988. The bad news: it’s still only 28 percent.