Monthly Archives: November 2021

Utility of Solar Panels

We have had solar panels since the start of the 1980’s. The original panels were only about 10% efficient, so converted about 10% of the light that fell on them. But we are really dependent on the irradiance of the area you have the panels situated. The average for the world is about 4KWh per […]

A Few Insomniaic Early Morning Thoughts

Sometimes you just can’t get to sleep. So, I sketched a couple of ideas at 3 in the morning, probably not very good. After all I was tired and suffering from lack of sleep.

Coronavirus Models

With any model of Coronavirus in the UK all you can do is go on past data and likely averages and assumptions. There hasn’t been a coronavirus outbreak so comparisons to other types of virus is pretty shaky. For coronaviruses, most of the research in the UK was done by the Common Cold unit that […]

Defocusing to Locate or Innovate

This is where you have something which you are looking for and can’t work out what it is or remember it, only the you know it is there, but out of current reach. Your mind is focused just on that problem. The best way to solve it is to think of something else or defocus. […]

World Levels of Methane

There is a lot of worry amongst climate scientists. The level of methane in the atmosphere has been increasing faster since about 1750, half of it being after 1970. It has a 25 times heating affect as CO2 and lasts about 4 times as long in the atmosphere. Meat farming has been blamed, the anti-meat […]

Göbekli Tepe

From analysing grain and other deposits at Gobekli Tepe scientists get a date from around 10,000BC or 12,000 years ago. Ancient historians claim that a later nearby city was probably the first evidence of agriculture to be found based on this and that Gobekli Tepe was created by hunter gatherer people. So, we have a […]