Solar Panels and Recycled Silicon

Lynne Kiesling Silicon is an important input into solar panels, as well as its well-known uses in computer chips. Not surprisingly, silicon prices have risen over the past couple of years. A couple of weeks ago IBM announced that it has figured out a way to scrub information from waste silicon chips so they can … More Solar Panels and Recycled SiliconMore Solar Panels and Recycled Silicon

Candy As A Gateway Drug

Lynne Kiesling Been really busy lately with the day job, but I didn’t want to miss Dave Weigel’s Reason Hit & Run post on candy as a gateway drug: High school rules banning sweet stuff have created a lucrative and illicit trade for sucrose. Who could have predicted it? Why is it so difficult for … More Candy As A Gateway DrugMore Candy As A Gateway Drug