Lynne Kiesling I will apologize in advance to Sturt for the fact that I am going to use his comment on my recent Australian wine post to illustrate a crucially important point about economic logic: It’s overstating it to suggest that the Australian winegrape industry exists purely because of subsidies. Winegrapes are an ag commodity … More Think Like an Economist: Marginal vs. Total Thinking … More Think Like an Economist: Marginal vs. Total Thinking
Lynne Kiesling Check out this very cool idea for reinventing capacitors with nanotubes to provide energy storage for portable devices. The capacitor, a 300-year-old technology for modulating current flow by storing small amounts of energy, stores energy via electrodes that separate a charge and thus maintain potential. But it can only store energy in proportion … More Nanotube Capacitors As Battery Substitutes? … More Nanotube Capacitors As Battery Substitutes?