The Relentless Pursuit of Magical Energy

I’m going to go out on a limb here with a prediction.  The energy world will look exactly the same the day after October 28th, 2011, as it did yesterday.  Why?  On October 28th we’re expecting a public demonstration of a “revolutionary” new energy device in Bologna, Italy.  The magic technology?  Another too-cheap-to-meter construct called…

Magnetic North — The Canadian (Mining) Miracle

In child psychology birth order is often considered significantly determinative.  Younger siblings often learn lessons watching the elder ones, well, screw up.  Canada is almost a full century younger than its North American sibling.  What exactly is going on above the 49th parallel?  First quarter 2011 my Canadian brethren and sisters (full disclosure, je suis…