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Mon, 19 Mar 2012, 4:33pm A supercapacitor in your optical drive: DVD-RW used to burn graphene capacitors »
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Maybe this is what initiated DW's fire sale. :>)

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Mon, 19 Mar 2012, 9:15am Rossi Low Energy Nuclear Reaction confirmed? »
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http://www.e-catworld.com/2012/03/dr-george-mil...

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/nets2012/pdf/3...

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Thu, 15 Mar 2012, 8:59am Rossi Low Energy Nuclear Reaction confirmed? »
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Has this article come up yet?:

The University of Illinois Cold Fusion Battery

http://ecatnews.com/?p=2125

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Tue, 13 Mar 2012, 9:34pm 40 cents a watt. A new process uses a high-energy ion accelerator to make thin silicon solar cells. »
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Very, very cool...

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Tue, 13 Mar 2012, 1:16pm GM temporarily halts production of Volt »
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Gotta love that Bob Lutz:
The Chevy Volt, Bill O'Reilly And The Postman's Butt

http://www.forbes.com/sites/boblutz/2012/03/12/...

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Fri, 09 Mar 2012, 3:06pm GM temporarily halts production of Volt »
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The Volt ICE is a retrofit from an existing engine. Matching up a purpose-built smaller ICE should improve the mpg considerably. Then lower weight/cost and higher capacity batteries should make the car more affordable.

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Fri, 09 Mar 2012, 11:03am GM temporarily halts production of Volt »
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eggdescrambler wrote:


http://www.dollarvigilante.com/blog/2012/3/8/fr...

The Volt is a very good example of what happens when the means of production falls into the hands of the State. The system of profit and loss that can only operate when prices are set by the private owners of the materials and the means of production. The Chevy Volt can only exist within the sphere of the state wherein there is no rational economic calculation possible
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When taking a look at the resources that have been poured into the Volt, one can only come to the conclusion that there was no rational economic calculation present. It is estimated by Tom Gantert that the Volt has received up to $3 Billion in Local, State and Federal Subsidies. And if you believe that GM has indeed sold 6,000 Volts, then the total subsidy per car can be estimated anywhere from $50,000 to $250,000. All of this for a mid-sized 4 door sedan that retails for $39,828 (eligible for a $7,500 federal rebate of course).

Compare that with TATA motors Nano, a four door wonder built in India with a sticker price of just under $3,000 USD for the base model. Without the hampering effects of state intervention and government backed unions monopolizing the labor pool, it is amazing what can be profitable. It’s a wonder the car doesn’t explode into flames.

If I remember right, the Volt program was well underway before GM accepted a nickel of government money, so this isn't a great example of the state controlling private industry.

Every problem is not a nail to be pounded with the 'Government is Evil' hammer.

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Thu, 08 Mar 2012, 8:24pm Kony 2012 -- This Site Shutting Down »
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Done

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Thu, 08 Mar 2012, 4:42pm Cadre Confidence Poll »
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50% On double digits,

If it hits double digits then 80% on triple digits because something big has happened.

Does that make sense?

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Wed, 07 Mar 2012, 3:14pm Li-ion Developer Ranking »
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I like the graph.

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Tue, 06 Mar 2012, 1:34pm Basic research on Supercapacitors »
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Y_Go?

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Tue, 06 Mar 2012, 9:10am GM temporarily halts production of Volt »
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It makes sense, but not so much with current pricing.

The thing it can do is drive 30-40 miles without using gas at all, which is the typical commute in the USA.
Can't do that w/a Prius.

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Tue, 06 Mar 2012, 8:58am GM temporarily halts production of Volt »
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The bottom line: Too pricey

http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/05/autos/volt_sale...

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Mon, 05 Mar 2012, 3:10pm Rossi Low Energy Nuclear Reaction confirmed? »
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When should I lock this thread:
1. Now
2. Never
3. When there are no posts for over a week
4. When LENR is proven
5. When they lead the Natural Philosopher Rossi away in handcuffs
6. When they award the Natural Philosopher Rossi the Nobel Prize

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Sun, 04 Mar 2012, 8:11am GM temporarily halts production of Volt »
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tvillars wrote:

eestorblog wrote:

Who killed the electric car?

The battery. When it comes to electric cars, it is all about the battery.

Which is why we are all here.

Cmon Dick, we need AH to BL!

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