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Comment Re:Not a Magic Bullet (Score 1) 985

Moron of the universe unit. RTFA: "Overall, when accounting for the emissions today from the power plants that provide the electricity, this would lead to an approximately 30 percent reduction in emissions from transportation. Deeper emissions cuts would be realized if power plants decarbonize over time." Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-08-e...

Comment Re:Driving yes, but charging? (Score 1) 985

RTFA: "But the team found that the vast majority of cars on the road consume no more energy in a day than the battery energy capacity in affordable EVs available today. These numbers represent a scenario in which people would do most of their recharging overnight at home, or during the day at work, so for such trips the lack of infrastructure was not really a concern. Vehicles such as the Ford Focus Electric or the Nissan Leaf—whose sticker prices are still higher than those of conventional cars, but whose overall lifetime costs end up being comparable because of lower maintenance and operating costs—would be adequate to meet the needs of the vast majority of U.S. drivers." Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-08-e...

Comment Re:Yeah, sure. Or, maybe not... (Score 1) 211

Gotta love jackasses. Hey Zippy, the point of the article was that: "Venus may have had a shallow liquid-water ocean and habitable surface temperatures for up to two billion years of its EARLY HISTORY..."

Over time Venus climate changed which gave rise to the current one. It's an interesting study. The implications for Earth have to do with the consequences of heat build up over-time. Earth's oceans could evaporate over time if heat builds up to such levels.

Comment Re:While It Sucks... (Score 1) 160

RTFA.. That was not the issue here. The issue was over ruling state law, which the FCC could do if it were explicitly stated in federal law:

"..the commission is not explicitly granted permission to overrule the states like this. And while government agencies are generally given deference to interpret their own powers where a law has left them unclear, the court determined that isn't the case in this situation. That's because it would be going so far as to overrule a state law, and that, the court said, requires an agency's power to be clearly stated in federal law." http://www.theverge.com/2016/8...

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