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20
Feb

Domestic energy efficiency, and the leaking externality

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Governments want you to be considerate with your Energy use. It’s not (just/only) for the dolphins and the planet (and the manifesto pledge that is always there) – they don’t want to deal with the nightmare of brownouts or enforced closures for business because of lack of energy production. If you think that’s a little […]

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07
Jul

An elegant Highway Code – from ants?

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It’s not often you get taught a lesson about how to drive efficiently from a bunch of ants – so buckle up, literally. At the Department of Biological Sciences in the Monash University, Melbourne, Australia they’ve been studying the traffic dynamics of the leaf-cutting ant (Atta cephalotes, if you’re interested). Food for thought The rate […]

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