Fifty years ago today Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space(via I fucking love science)
Scenes like this one of horses grazing in Mongolia are common, but as the country develops mining and clean energy, the landscape may change. See what Mongolia leaders said about their green vision for the future: Mongolia hosts World Environment Day to highlight sustainable future
Cold Fusion Device May Have Been Created
Against all probability, a device that purports to use cold fusion to generate vast amounts of power has been verified by a panel of independent scientists. The research paper, which hasn’t yet undergone peer review, seems to confirm both the existence of cold fusion, and its potency: The cold fusion device being tested has roughly 10,000 times the energy density and 1,000 times the power density of gasoline.
Even allowing for a massively conservative margin of error, the scientists say that the cold fusion device they tested is 10 times more powerful than gasoline — which is currently the best fuel readily available to mankind.
The device being tested, called by Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat for short), was created by Andrea Rossi. Rossi has been claiming for the past two years that he had finally cracked cold fusion, but much to the chagrin of the scientific community he hasn’t allowed anyone to independently analyze the device — until now.
While it sounds like the scientists had a fairly free rein while testing the E-Cat, we should stress that they still don’t know exactly what’s going on inside the sealed steel cylinder reactor. Still, the seven scientists, all from good European universities, obviously felt confident enough with their findings to publish the research paper.
(via Cold fusion reactor independently verified, has 10,000 times the energy density of gas | ExtremeTech)
Documentary-Only Movie Theater Opening in New York City
My favorite building in New York City will now show my favorite kind of movie!
Tallinn’s free public transport leads to sharp fall in city traffic | CitiesToday
Within four months of initiating free public transport, the city of Tallinn in Estonia has seen a fall of 15 percent in traffic, including 7,600 fewer cars entering the city, and an increase of 14 percent in public transport use.