Housing Bubble, credit bubble, public planning, land use, zoning and transportation in the exurban environment. Specific criticism of smart growth, neotradtional, forms based, new urbanism and other top down planner schemes to increase urban extent and density. Ventura County, California specific examples.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Carrying a Charge
Good news in the field of RTSC (room temperature superconductivity). The progress has been like all young sciences; fits, starts and blind alleys. A new piece of the puzzle has been dropped. Materials that lose SC properties at lowered temperatures.
You may ask so? Not so. Commercial RTSC or near room temperature even, bodes well for world changing technology. Right now Less than a third of the primary source energy used in making electricity ever makes it to the end use. When that end use is a plug in electric vehicle less than 10% is ultimately useful work. The mere discovery of viable RTSC would end any thought of an energy crisis and would lift the entire world economy overnight.