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We hereby announce the long-awaited premier of the five-part series, “The TESLA Files” to be aired starting this Friday, on the History Channel . The film crew interviewed me extensively for this Nikola Tesla series at the IRI Laboratory, so I will probably be given a small appearance in the show as well. Another announcement worth sharing is the Microsoft #MakeWhatsNext Patent Program which offers female inventors patent support and mentorship so they can protect their ideas and further their innovation. See short video and instructions.


As the EPA Director Pruitt was grilled this week about the environment and his weakening of the CAFE standards for fossil fuel burning vehicles, we also saw the Washington Post release a report that the North Atlantic Ocean Circulation is now slowing to a predicted record sluggish rate which means that the Greenland fresh water glacier melt is significantly interrupting the flow “leading to a world of fast-rising seas and even superstorms.” In the face of such dire problems, I recommend the Dr. Jane Goodall "Power of One" which is an inspiring graphic version of her famous one-page article from Time magazine in 2002. Show your kids and students! It is great, even if the science of creating oxygen is not quite correct, since the underlying message for young people is to counter apathy with creative initiative.


Please note that we have our Tenth Conference on Future Energy now posted at for registrations with a great lineup of terrific speakers for two days in August. Also, IRI now is announcing the first of many “instant download” electronic versions of our most popular books (see below), since many readers and visitors to our website like instant gratification.


Story #1 is a fascinating discovery that graphene responds to laser light more efficiently than simple solar sails to produce propulsion and seem to include an additional mechanism of electron ejection, making them a composite driver for spacecraft perhaps. A related story also shows an interesting property of graphene as a sieve for hydrogen that could allow cars to “run on air” as the sieve filters hydrogen from the air, according to a Nobel Prize winner.


Story #2 resembles the related property of graphene above, in that a special saturated membrane now is able to purge CO2 from an exhaust mixture, allowing fossil fuel burners to syphon off CO2 for synthetic fuel, long term burial or concrete formation underground.


Story #3 is an exciting breakthrough for us electric car enthusiasts. As lithium ion batteries are becoming limited and increasingly more dangerous, the development of lithium sulfur batteries should make a difference with twice as much energy storage capability.


Story #4 gives us a futuristic view of the latest transportation breakthrough, thanks to Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop, which underwent testing in the Mojave desert recently.


Story #5 is especially inspiring for young people (in the same vein as the graphic “Power of One” in our Introduction above). Take a minute to see the wonderful video clip of the teenage Finkbeiner who has been planting trees since he was nine years old. He may hold a world’s record even now, since he is up to 14 million trees and counting. If there ever was ONE person who can have an impact on the amount of CO2 we add to the atmosphere EACH year, it is this young man. Now what would happen if several other young people decide to join the UN Billion Tree Project?


Onward and upward!


Tom Valone, PhD



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1) Graphene For Propulsion in Space


Spacecraft made of graphene could fly without fuel

Add this to the list of graphene's amazing properties: It can transform light into motion.

By Jacob Aron New Scientist April 2018


GRAPHENE to the stars. The material with amazing properties has just had another added to the list. It seems these sheets of carbon one atom thick can turn light into action, maybe forming the basis of a fuel-free spacecraft.


Graphene was discovered accidentally by researchers playing with pencils and sticky tape. Its flat structure is very strong and conducts electricity and heat extremely well. Yongsheng Chen of Nankai University in Tianjin, China, and his colleagues have been investigating whether larger arrangements of carbon can retain some of these properties. Earlier this year they published details of a “graphene sponge“, a squidgy material made by fusing crumpled sheets of graphene oxide.


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2) Memzyme Removes CO2 Emissions


Membrane Purges CO2 from air


By Steve Mazr Machine Design Magazine April 2018


Scientists at the Sandia National Laboratory have developed a “memzyme,” a membrane nearly saturated with carbonic anhydrase, an enzyme cells use to rid themselves of carbon dioxide quickly and efficiently. The patented work has grabbed the attention of energy companies that would like to significantly and inexpensively reduce carbon dioxide emissions, one of the most widespread greenhouse gases, and explore other possible uses of the invention.



3) Lithium Sulfur Batteries Poised for a Leap


By Robert Service Science Magazine April 2018


Take that, Tesla. Researchers at Oxis Energy, a startup company in Abingdon, U.K., are building batteries with a combination of lithium and sulfur that store nearly twice as much energy per kilogram as the lithium-ion batteries in electric cars today. The batteries don’t last very long, conking out after 100 or so charging cycles. But the company hopes that for applications such as aerial drones, submersibles, and power packs that could be shouldered by soldiers, weight will matter more than price or longevity. Oxis’s small pilot factory aims for an annual production of 10,000 to 20,000 batteries, which sit in thin pouches the size of cellphones. The Gigafactory this is not—at least not yet. But Chief Technology Officer David Ainsworth says the company has its eye on a far bigger prize: the $100 billion electric vehicle market. “The next few years will be critical,” Ainsworth says. He and others see lithium-sulfur as the heir apparent to lithium-ion as the dominant battery technology.


4) Virgin Hyperloop One Latest Dream


By USA Today, April 2018


Doing a 10 Hour Saudi trip in only 76 minutes


The fantastical 700-mph transportation system known as hyperloop appeared to inch closer to a possible Saudi Arabian debut after a weekend gathering in the American desert.

On Sunday, Richard Branson, the chairman of Silicon Valley startup Virgin Hyperloop One, helped unveil a sleek hyperloop pod painted with the Saudi flag at the Mojave test site of Branson's space company Virgin Galactic.

On hand for the event was Saudi defense minister Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, part of a broader tech tour that includes meetings with Amazon, Microsoft and Boeing, according to Bloomberg.


5) United Nations has a Billion Tree Project to Offset CO2


Trees capture 1 ton of CO2 over their lifespan.


By Tom Valone, Integrity Research Institute. April 2018


May be the single best answer to capture of CO2, if you Google it...a normal tree will capture about 1 ton of CO2 over its lifespan. So the easy calculation to attack the billions of tons of excess CO2 we have in the atmosphere (any amount over 290 ppm is excess and beyond the earth's max it ever had until the 20th century), is to plant billions of trees! This is what the UN Billion Tree Project aims to do. A young fellow named Finkbeiner is helping. He has already planted 14 million trees since he was 9 years old

Felix Finkbeiner addresses United Nations with speech to open the International Year of Forests 2011




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