Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Hydrogen and other gases

On the assumption that nuclear fusion and fuel cells will become very important sources of energy over the course of the next century, a major question becomes where we get the hydrogen to power this stuff from? Ironically, the most common element in the universe is a bit of a bugger to extract in large quantities. However, it seems that a potential new source has become available – bacteria working on biomatter, which could be quite useful, although it seems that carbon dioxide is a byproduct, which is a potential drawback.

I've been rather quiet about the upcoming general election over the past few weeks. This is mainly because I don't really have an awful lot to say about it. I'm watching it closely, I'm making an attempt to read the manifestos (I've already read the Lib Dems' one) and I will vote on 5th May. Nothing that the Labour or Conservative parties have said have made me even consider for a moment voting for them at the moment, and I'm already resigned to my vote making absolutely no difference at all in the very safe Labour seat of Glasgow North West (at least, it was safe when it was Glasgow Anniesland).

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