“EnergyCurrent.com has redesigned its website and released several new features in advance of the 2008 Offshore Technology Conference. EnergyCurrent.com is a publisher of upstream energy business news focused on offshore petroleum and emerging and alternative energy resources.
The new site design gives readers around the world better access to expansive coverage of the upstream energy sector. The redesigned site features significant improvements in overall readability and navigation, allowing readers to more easily drill down to the news that is important for them. New features include an events calendar, industry links, a translation tool powered by Google and the EnergyWiki.
EnergyCurrent.com is projected as a one-stop resource for the latest news on the rapidly growing upstream energy business segments of Offshore Oil and Gas and Emerging and Alternative Energy resources. With more than 10,000 stores published to date, coverage focuses on global offshore exploration and production of oil and gas, field development and construction, the global LNG industry and renewable energy resources such as wind energy, wave energy, solar power, and bio-fuels. EnergyCurrent.com is free to read online and offers a free daily email digest recapping the previous day’s stories, an events calendar and a free business encyclopedia, EnergyWiki.”
Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter, May 7, 2008
March 14 — The National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering held a summit on March 13 and 14 to examine the increasing importance of energy policy to the nation’s security, economic vitality, and environment. U.S. government officials and other leading experts delivered a series of presentations that will inform the upcoming study —
America’s Energy Future: Technology Opportunities, Risks, and Tradeoffs.
Teach Engineering is designed for teaching sciences and applications to younger than college-age students, but there are some wonderful experiments and activities described here for anyone and everyone, which even include bibliographies. There is a very nice Environmental History Timeline, and there are lots of environmentally-appropriate projects/studies included, especially in the Chemistry, and Earth and Space, Life Sciences, and Physical Science. Or most seem to be under Science & Technology details, too. Click on Browse Curriculum, then subjects to get the details of the lessons and activities.
The Washington Post this morning is reporting from Reuters in Tokyo, that Sony has developed a vegetable-based plastic-cased battery that runs on plant sugar broken down by enzymes as in photosynthesis.