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Neil deGrasse Tyson on finding Krypton


Neil deGrasse Tyson on finding Krypton: During a roundtable discussion with journalists, Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how he helped Superman find his home planet of Krypton. Tyson appears as a character in the recent DC Comics’ ACTION COMICS #14, “Star Light, Star Bright.” In real life, he consulted a star index and found a real star that supported the backstory of the comic. In this video Tyson explains how the real power of interferometry combined with Superman’s super powers could work together.

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How cheap gas, weather & fuel cells are driving the consumerization of energy

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Last year I wrote an article on the “Consumerization of Energy” in which I compared a growing trend towards distributed energy to the “Consumerization of IT.” I predicted that:

“Distributed energy technologies . . . will soon be able to provide electricity at costs and reliability levels that are competitive with grid power. For the first time in 100 years these technologies will enable consumers to bypass their local electric utility company.”

This article examines what has and hasn’t changed in the intervening year.

Low natural gas prices

Let’s start with one of the biggest factors driving this trend — one that hasn’t changed — which is the availability of abundant cheap natural gas in the U.S. Natural gas spot prices generally stayed below $3.50/mmBtu in 2012, reaching a low of $1.95/mmBtu in April, and prices are expected to remain low for the foreseeable future according to EIA forecasts.

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My Favorite Music

I love music, so I listen to different types: music of the 70s & 80s are a favorite, but I also listen to classical music, instrumental music, new age music… I love rock ballads, soft rock, Christian songs, and international music!

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