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Mini Nuclear Reactors Could Power America

Hyperion Power Generation

Hyperion Power Generation, a small Santa Fe, N.M. – based startup, prepares to build and market small, self-contained, portable nuclear reactors that need almost no oversight or maintenance. “Our goal is to generate electricity for 10 cents a watt anywhere in the world,” Hyperion CEO John Deal told Britain’s Observer newspaper.

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Do You Want A Nuclear Hot Tub In Your Backyard?

by Mike Randall Brand Futurist The Republik Captain Strategic Ops

Photo Credit: © Hyperion Power Generation | Gen4 Energy, Inc.


GM introduced its Volt, an extended-range electric car. The company hopes the Volt will become the first mass-produced, plug-in electric car in 2010.

Unlike a regular gasoline car engine, the Volt’s 1.4 liter won’t be connected to the wheels. Instead, it will power a generator to make electricity for the car’s motor.

“A step in the right direction?
Remains to be seen.

There was a 100% electric car 12 years ago. And where are they now? Probably used for steel in hummers.”

by Brady Bone Brand Futurist The Republik Captain Creative Ops

Photo Credit: © General Motors


LED light bulbs that look like regular light bulbs, screw into regular light bulb sockets and last a gazillion times longer. Sound too good to be true? It’s true. But it’s gonna cost ya.

“Regular light bulbs last up to 3,000 hours. This new LED light bulb lasts about 50,000. Who do I write the check out to?”

by Mike Randall Brand Futurist The Republik Captain Strategic Ops


Windmills can generate 80% of home’s electricity.

Wind is a wonderfully renewable source of energy, but until now ordinary consumers who wanted to live off of — or contribute to — the electrical grid had no way to capture it. That’s where the Skystream 3.7 comes in. It’s a wind turbine designed especially for home use. Installed on a 35-ft. tower, it connects to standard utility hookups and starts turning in breezes as low as 8 m.p.h. It can provide up to 80% of the average household’s electricity and shave $600 or more off annual utility costs.

Inventor: Southwest Wind Power
Availability: Now; about $10,000, including installation

To learn more visit the Southwest Wind Power website

by Jacqueline Stevenson Brand Futurist The Republik Corporal Strategic Ops

Photo Credit: © Southwest Wind Power