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Daily Archive for July 21st, 2011

From tomorrow’s WSJ, the line of the month: When it was first conceived, the shuttle was supposed to be a kind of space truck, going into orbit 50 to 75 times a year and carrying large payloads at a cost of $54 million a launch in 2011 dollars. It didn’t work out that way. The […]

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Name the Technology

“Producers of _______ often produce long-lived hazardous byproducts that are frequently disposed of improperly. Using “environmentally responsible” methods raises the cost of producing ____ ” … by up to a factor of 4. Of course, we are talking about clean, renewable, solar photovoltaic (solar PV) cells. Never mind that even with subsidy the cost of […]

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