Think of storing and moving electrons the same way we already do the electronic pulses of data across the Internet. This is big.
A billion-dollar energy facility destroyed. The "fail safe" safety technology fails. Billions in clean-up costs. Finger-pointing. Confusion. Tantrum-like calls to shut 'em all down. A rethinking of federal oversight. A president weighs in, and next up a high-level presidential commission.
The late comedian George Carlin would surely have had some fun with both the name, and the fallout, from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokul volcano.
Absent a nuclear war, pandemic or another Great Recession, oil demand is going back up faster than supply.
President Obama is making a mistake by shelving manned space exploration. We need a space program that inspires and elevates the spirit.
Specially trained K-9 troops are a great asset in sniffing out trouble, but silicon solutions are more scalable.